We had a great time — Thanks to all!

by on Aug.12, 2010, under Posts

Thanks to our attendees and to everyone who helped make this dream come true:

Tom Betts, Richard Harrison, Jack Betts (Hunt Powers), Robert Woods, Michael Forest, Brett Halsey, Mark Damon, Dan van Husen, Edd Byrnes, David Frangioni

Ally Lamaj & Eric Mache of Wild East Productions, Enid Caputo & Rick Knight of Dorado Films, Screen Archives Entertainment, CinemaRetro Magazine

John Lemonias, my good friends Mark, Mell, Tom, Marc, Kristin, Randall, Matt, Chris and Carbo.  Also Heather D’Augustine, Neil Summers, Salvatore Sebergandio, Mike Martinez, Sebastian Harrison, Peter Tsaklis, Chris Torres, Dr. John L. Schwartz, Janele Nintzel-Hyland of The Optimal Networking Event, Yael Penn of I360M, Rob Word, Bruce Boxleitner, The Algonquin Cowboys, The El Portal Management & Crew, Susan Hornik, Michael Oberholtzer & His Crew of Cuties, David Kaye, Henry Silva, Sinister Visions, Red Carpet Wine, Freakbeat Records.

And for keeping the spaghetti western heritage alive…
Tim Ferrante original editor of Westerns… All’Italiana! fanzine, Bill Connolly editor of Spaghetti Cinema fanzine, Sebastian Hasselback founder of The Spaghetti Western Data Base, John Nudge founder of The Spaghetti Western Web Board, Wild East Productions,
Dorado Films, Ulrich Bruckner of KOCH Media, authors Sir Christopher Frayling, Howard Hughes, Tony Williams and Laurence Staig, Sergio Leone location founder and photographer Don Bruce.

And a final salute to the heroes and visionaries who started it all:  Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Ennio Morricone & Alessandro Alessandroni.

It was the first festival of its kind… it won’t be the last! (Thanks, Tom.)

 

The First Los Angeles Spaghetti Western Festival took place Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.  The all-day event featured films, live music and special guests.

SCHEDULE

10:00AM – Festival Open
10:30AM-12:30PMGatling Gun, plus Q & A with the film’s star, Robert Woods.
1:15-3:00PMDead Men Don’t Count,  plus NEW! Q & A with co-star Mark Damon.
3:15-5:15PMA Fistful of Dollars, starring Clint Eastwood.  Introduction by David Frangioni, author of  “Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection.”
5:30-6:30PMSpecial Guest Panel (Robert Woods, Michael Forest, Brett Halsey, Dan van Husen, Richard Harrison, Jack Betts and Mark Damon.)
6:30-7:15PMBook Signing with David Frangioni.  Mixer (Cash Bar, Beer & Wine)
7:15-8:00PMEnnio Morricone Tribute by Insect Surfers performing instrumental versions of the maestro’s spaghetti western themes.

Plus, ultra-rare Spaghetti Western Trailers!

CLASSIC SPAGHETTI WESTERN FILMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL GUEST PANEL

Join us for a panel discussion with actors who were there during the heyday of spaghetti westerns.  Robert Woods, Michael Forest, Brett Halsey, Dan van Husen, Richard Harrison, Mark Damon and Jack Betts (Hunt Powers) will share their stories and reminiscenses in a conversation moderated by Tom Betts,  of the highly-acclaimed  “Westerns…All’Italiana!” blog.

ROBERT WOODS

MICHAEL FOREST

BRETT HALSEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD HARRISON

DAN VAN HUSEN

JACK BETTS

MARK DAMON

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK SIGNING WITH DAVID FRANGIONI (6:30-7:15PM)

Meet author David Frangioni for a book signing of “Clint Eastwood ICON.” The book presents an unprecedented collection of film art surrounding the legendary actor. This comprehensive trove gathers together poster art, lobby cards, studio ads, and esoteric film memorabilia from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

L.A.’s own Insect Surfers will tip the hat to Ennio Morricone, performing tracks from “For a Few Guitars More” — an instrumental rock-and-roll tribute to the maestro’s Spaghetti Western themes.

 

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