Lecture – Charlie Lesueur – Tales of Apacheland Movie Ranch

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 01/12/2017     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Today’s lecture will be presented by Charlie LeSueur, an old-time TV and movie actor who made many Westerns, including some filmed at the old Apacheland Movie ranch. In 2014, Charlie was honored with his “bootprints” on the Apacheland Wall of Fame in the Apacheland Barn at the Superstition Mountain Museum in Arizona and has been named “Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian.” He has moderated dozens of Q & A’s with Western genre celebrities throughout the country and written two books on Western movies and TV shows and the actors who starred in them.

Charlie LeSueur
Leading into the museum’s annual weekend celebration of Heritage Days, Charlie will explore the myths, legends, and truth about the movie ranch that was known as Apacheland. Once a promising location east of Apache Junction and nestled in the shadows of the Superstition Mountains, it opened in 1960 and was a popular site for years for filming Western television shows and movies, including Have Gun, Will Travel, and Death Valley Days. It was a favorite location for shooting Audie Murphy films and the site of Elvis Presley’s only non-singing film – Charro.

The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.

Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.

Please, no smoking on the property.

Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.

Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

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