The Lone Pine Film Festival bought its annual table at the Golden Boot Award, held this year at the Universal Sheraton. Festival Director Dorothy Bonnefin and her daughter Donna, and President Chris Langley and his wife Sandy entertained several friends of the Festival at the evening event. House Peters Jr. and his wife Lucy sat at the table. House attended the Festival two years ago. He told us that night he was the original MR. CLEAN! one among his many other roles.
Woody Wise who oversees much of the digital projection at the Festival, locate DVD and vhs vesions of rare films was at our table with his wife Sandy as well. The Golden Boots went to Val Kilmer, Scott Glenn, Robert Horton, Pat Hingle and Randy Quaid among others. Presenters included Fess Parker, Sydney Poitier and Robert Osborne to name a few.
The night before members of the Festival group attended the "Pre-Boot" Party put on by Jim Roberts at the Sportsman Lodge. We got to say hello to Dave Holland, Loren Janes, Mark Bedor, A.C. Lyles and Neil Summers there. Jerry Rosenthal, owner of Sagebrush Entertainment, told us about a 35mm nitrate print of stock footage of Lone Pine shot for Hopalong Cassidy films. He gave it to Packy Smith and it will be converted into digi-beta format perhaps to be shown at the Festival this Fall. Jerry promised we would see him once again at the Festival and was excited about the progress being made on the museum.
Dave Snowden told us of many gifts to the museum from Burt Kennedy's estate and Dave's own collection including scripts, posters and personal items. He said that there would be several items from old friend Pierce Leyden's estate as well. Al Frisch told us he was donating the Hopalong Cassidy holsters from the first two films. He hopes to be able to film a few scenes in Lone Pine soon.
All in all, it was a fun and productive weekend for Lone Pine.