The Star Interview Panels are scheduled as follows:
Thursday 3 p.m. Kay Linaker, Tommy Farrell, Steve Mitchell
Thursday 7 p.m. Robert Fuller, John Alderson, Alex Cord
Friday 3 p.m. Ann Robinson, Betsy Palmer
Friday 7 p.m. John Calvert
Saturday 3 p.m. Kim Darby, William Smith
John Alderson will recite some of his favorite poetry at the conclusion of his Interview Panel on Thursday evening.
The Westerns Channel has notified us that they plan to cover our festival for their "On the Trail" series. They will have a camera crew on site on Friday and Saturday.
There will be daily Autograph and Photo Sessions with the stars each day at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; The stars, generally, are available throughout the day in addition to the scheduled times.
We will play only B-Westerns in the Edward Wall Theater this year. Stars appearing in these films will include Tim Holt, Ken Maynard, Whip Wilson, Tommy Farrell, Hoot Gibson, Wm. Boyd, Wild Bill Elliott, Rod Cameron, Gene Autry, 3 Mesquiteers, Bob Baker, Allan Lane, Tox Mix, Buck Jones, Kay Linaker, Range Busters, Don Barry, George O'Brien, Johnny Mack Brown, Dick Foran, Bob Steele, Lash Larue, Charles Starrett, Tim McCoy, Robert Livingston, Tex Ritter and Buster Crabbe. Theaters are open from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
We regret to announce that due to work conflicts, Daniel Roebuck will be unable to attend.
We are pleased to confirm Kim Darby as a guest at our festival. Kim starred with John Wayne in "True Grit" and appeared on many classic TV shows including "Star Trek".
The Dealers' Room will be opening on Wednesday about 12 noon to both dealers and the public. Some of the best deals are made while the dealers set up.
We will have Early Bird Videos - 3 movies- in the Guest Star Theater starting at 2 p.m.on Wedsnesday afternoon. We will be playing Universal B-Westerns in honor of Committee Member Gene Blottner's new book - "Universal Sound Western, 1929-1946".
We will have Early Bird 16mm B-westerns on Wednesday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Edward A. Wall Theater, named in honor of Edward Wall, friend of the Williamsburg Film Festival.
We will premier John Calvert's new film "The Ghost of the Elephant's Graveyard" on Friday evening.
There will be a special reenactment of TV's classic "I've Got a Secret" with Betsy Palmer, Ann Robinson, and Kay Linaker.
The Holiday Inn will be providing Cowboy Lunches in the Number 9 Saloon each day. Lucky Bill Parrish will entertain during the lunch hour each day.
There will be a special Williamsburg Film Festival Buffet in the Plantation Room Restaurant on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We will have Panel of Stars at 3pm and 7 pm on Thursday and Friday and at 3 pm on Saturday.
There will be a special video panel with Joe Canutt on Friday in the Guest Star Theater. We will show a collage of his great stunts and Joe will be there to tell us how he did them. Don't miss this special treat!
William Smith will thrill us with a reading of his poetry following the Panel of Stars on Saturday.
Ted and Ruth Reinhart will entertain us in the Panel Room on Thursday night at 9 p.m.
Ann Robinson will attend and have special memorabilia from her classic movie, "War of the Worlds".
There will be Solar Guard Space Academy activities in the Guest Star Theater each day from 5-7 p.m. and after 9:30 p.m. These activities are open to the public.
The Solar Guard Academy will have a table in the Dealer's Room with space related memorabilia for sale.
Stars will not charge to sign the Festival Program or to have their pictures taken. They may charge to sign other items.
There will be a closing Saturday Night Dinner Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday. We will recognize each of our Guest Stars, Present the First Annual "Eddie Fan Appreciation Award", and have world class entertainment. World Renowned Magician, John Calvert will headline our program. Ted & Ruth Reinhart and Lucky Bill Parrish will provide musical entertainment.
We will have a world class western buffet for our Saturday Night Dinner Show. Menu will include Texas Beef BBQ, Southern Fried Chicken and all the trimmings.
Admission to the Saturday Night Dinner Show is $25 per person. Please purchase your tickets early so that we can provide the hotel with an accurate account.