A new exhibit reliving the history of filming in Bishop and surrounding areas in Inyo
County, Ca will open this Friday, July 24 at the Museum of Western Film History in
Lone Pine. Labeled, “ The Films of Northern Inyo County ,” the exhibit evolved from a
feature article written by Christopher Langley in the “ 2015 Visitor’s Guide to Inyo County ,” The
exhibit, created and finished by Museum Curator Catherine Kravitz, includes scripts, photos,
posters, lobby cards and other famous and unique artifacts from more than 25 films that worked
in and around Bishop and Big Pine from the early 1920’s until the present.

In the Guide the article is called “Western Movies Ride Across Bishop Landscapes.”
Beginning as early as 1920 the Eastern Sierra provided a unique and creative canvas for
Hollywood’s famous directors and producers. The Sierra’s breathtaking landscapes
provided a finishing touch for drama, romance, adventure and a sense of epicness to
their films that were graced by unforgettable silver screen stars. T he exhibit provides
a diverse pictorial essay to accompany Langley’s comprehensive overview of the
famous films shot in the breathtaking region.
If you want to be the first to view the exhibit, the community is invited to a special
reception being held this Friday, July 24, from 6 to 8 pm at the Museum. Snacks and
liquid refreshments will be served and writer/ film historian Chris Langley and Museum
Curator Catherine Kravitz will be on hand to answer questions about the films and the

The Museum is located at 701 South Main Street. Additional information can be
obtained by calling 760 876 9909.