Featured in the Art Gallery: The Walker Art Collection
During the month of March, the Museum Gallery will continue to feature the art collection of Ardis and Gayle Walker.
Over the years, the Walkers collected an interesting assortment of art ranging from oil paintings to woodcut prints, to lithographs, to watercolors and beyond. They assisted many “starving artists.”
Please come see this collection. This is the first time it is publicly displayed.
Thursday - Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
|Blast From the Past|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 06 January 2017 22:14|
Kernville News, Feb. 11, 1938: “Kernville Popular Movie Location” For several years Kernville has maintained....
an important place among western movie locations. Promotor I. L. Wofford has built up a fine string of horses and an organization of movie extras who make wild rides across the screens where thousands of children go on Saturday afternoons to get the thrill of thrills.
The last picture to be made at Kernville, “Professor, Be Ware” was filmed by Harold Lloyd and his company who stayed on the Kern for three weeks. Parts of their picture were made in Bodfish and on the South Fork valley in addition to Kernville. One of the features of the stay of this company was the classic “big apples” they staged for the entertainment of their Kern River friends at the local dances. Mr. Lloyd won a number of friends here.
As a result of their work in pictures made at Kernville, local extras have become bonified members of the motion picture actors guild. Almost 50 members of that organization live in and around Kernville. Buck Jones is the latest visitor from Hollywood. He and his company are now filming a thrilling western picture which is expected to employ a number of local extras. Mr. Jones is a regular visitor to the Kern, having made a number of pictures in this area. He will be on location about a week. On the 15th of this month a large unit of 250 people of the Paramount Company is scheduled to arrive to stay for approximately three weeks.