"Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way." -Ralph Crawshaw
"Lone Pine, Where the Real West Becomes the Reel West" is the theme for the 24th annual Lone Pine Film Festival being held October 11-13, 2013. The theme pays tribute to the magnificent landscape of the Eastern Sierras and Alabama Hills west of Lone Pine.
Joining us will be Emmy Award winning actress Mariette Hartley, Clu Gulager, LQ Jones, Billy King who worked in Lone Pine in three Hopalong Cassidy Westerns in late 1930s, Dean Smith,Andrew Prine, Lone Pine's Sweetheart - Peggy Stewart, Diamond Farnsworth,and Loren Janes.
These celebrities will join with noted film critic and TV personality Leonard Maltin and western historian Ed Hulse who will be hosting our celebrity panels.
And true to our theme - Lone Pine-Where the Real West Becomes the Reel West-the museum staff will bring you 15 exciting location tours including four new ones - Arches of the Alabama Hills, Audie Murphy; A Real - Reel Hero, Django Unchained and Westward Ho!.