Monday, September 24, 2018

New Westerns Column Posted at Classic Movie Hub

My latest column is now posted at Classic Movie Hub!

This month's piece, "Lone Pine Favorites," provides a brief overview of the history of Lone Pine as a Western movie location, then discusses five Westerns filmed in the area. I hope everyone will click over to Classic Movie Hub and check it out!

I very much appreciate that so many readers have taken the time to visit my past Classic Movie Hub columns and leave comments. Thank you all!

Previous Classic Movie Hub Western Roundup Column Links: June 2018; July 2018; August 2018.


Blogger Jerry Entract said...

Your latest piece on Classic Movie Hub is a corker, Laura! So good!

I have posted a lengthy comment there but on past experience it might be some time before it actually appears. Nonetheless, I look forward to reading others' thoughts as they eventually arrive.


11:20 PM  
Blogger john k said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks again for the link to your on-going most interesting series.
My reply,as always is awaiting approval-let's hope it gets through.
I have highlighted three Audie Murphy Westerns the most controversial of which is
POSSE FROM HELL-I certainly did not like the treatment of Zohra Lampert's treatment in
the film,in fact Zohra should have had a far better film career.
Despite the violence the film is still very good although I remember Blake Lucas and
myself having various discussions about the film,especially viewing the ending in totally
different ways.Those were the days when Blake was a regular on my favorite blogs.
Despite my efforts in trying to bring Blake back into the mix it was none other than
Walter who managed to get Blake involved,once again over at Colin's.
Walter is now a regular over at Toby's Hannibal 8 which for me is most welcome news.
I'm certainly looking forward to Walter (and Jerry's) comments on your very fine Lone
Pine's certainly a subject,I'm sure will appeal very much to them both.
I enjoyed your essay so much it prompted me to order the Blu Ray of POSSE FROM HELL
which I've had on the back burner for some time now although I must admit the Lone Pine
scenery is used to much better advantage in the two other Audie Westerns HELL BENT FOR
LEATHER and SHOWDOWN. Interesting background on "Posse" director Herbert Coleman and
his involvement with various Hitchcock projects. Coleman directed two Audie pictures
including the very hard to track down (in CinemaScope) BATTLE ON THE BEACH.
Thanks for indulging me,as you may gather I'm on a bit of an "Audie Fest" at the moment.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Walter S. said...

Laura, I am really enjoying your Classic Movie Hub Western write-ups and look forward to reading more. There is a Western Serial that was filmed before THE ROUND-UP(1920) in Lone Pine country. There might be a Will Rogers movie, but I'm not sure, that could have been filmed earlier in Lone Pine.

I'm trying to think of a favorite Western filmed in Lone Pine, but there have bee so many good ones.

Keep writing.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hello to you all, Jerry, John, and Walter!

Thank you so much for your kind responses and for posting comments at the Classic Movie Hub site. I'll look forward to reading them when they're up and be sure to answer there also!

Jerry, I blush. :) Your enthusiasm made my day and then some!

John, looking to reading about the Audie Murphy Westerns -- they regularly have an Audie Murphy tour at Lone Pine which I've not been on yet.

That is great to hear that Blake has turned up at Colin's and Walter at Hannibal 8 -- I am a little behind on my blog reading and will definitely be catching up over the next few days!

Walter, thank you so much for your feedback as well. They told us at a 2015 Festival screening of THE ROUND-UP they believed it was the first full-length feature film shot there, but it's always possible additional info will turn up! I agree, it's really hard to choose a favorite shot there. Many favorites!

Thank you all for your support!

Best wishes,

10:36 PM  
Blogger Jerry Entract said...

Boys and Girls, take note! It took 5 days but our comments are finally up on CMH for Laura's great article. Saddle up and head on over there!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Woo-hoo! They just showed up in my email. Thanks so much, Jerry! I'll be heading over there this weekend to answer!

Best wishes,

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

Just left a comment over at CMH, loved your choices and the LP background, you're picking such fun themes for that column! Those Audie movies John mentions I got to discover last yr and especially loved how HELL BENT FOR LEATHER used that fantastic location.

11:38 AM  

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