Thursday 1:00 p.m.

Dawn Wells, still as beautiful as ever!  Very gracious, funny and

kind to everyone.  

A fan finally had the honor to meet one of his childhood heroes!! Randy Mantooth who played “Johnny Gage” in his favorite firefighting tv show as a kid EMERGENCY!  The fan was proud to give him one of his Biloxi Fire Department patches as well as a challenge coin! He absolutely Loved them both!  He also was so excited that he signed his helmet as well as the EMERGENCY helmet he used to wear as a kid running around pretending to be him!
The fan stated "It really is a great feeling to be able to finally meet and thank Randy for all the years of not only entertainment but, lighting a spark in a child’s imagination in that one day even he can become a real fireman."

Christopher Mitchum, a wonderful guest and gracious man who was very kind to his fans.  

Dean Smith


Our girl, Katie Watkins, had a wonderful time and memories that will last a lifetime.

Randolph Mantooth


Debby and Dean

 Celebrity Panel Discussion 

Randolph Mantooth, what a wonderful man; very gracious to each and everyone who stopped by to see him.  A very nice guest.

Christopher Mitchum


Robert Carradine


Friday 2:00 p.m.

Darby Hinton


For DVD’s of all Festival Activities contact Terry Swindol by

email at swindol@bellsouth.net

Robert Fuller, always kind and gracious to his fans!  His fans come from all over the world. 

 Meet and Greet Celebrities 

 Meet and Greet Celebrities 

- Friday Events -

Thursday evening we have the most wonderful sock hop ever!  Some of our guest stars stop by for some dancing and fun.  The DJ was Alex Ward who has a show Saturday night on SiriusXM 50's on 5. Alex has been spinning the hits since 1967 with his "Pig 'N Whistle" oldies show along with his "Pink and Black Days" on Sirius XM.  Clips are shown of our guest stars in different movies and TV shows.  You can also see clips of Jackie Wilson, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and many more.  A wonderful time was had by all!

- Thursday Events -

Check all the highlights below from the

2018 Memphis Film Festival

2018 Festival Pictures

10:30 a.m. Darby's Darling & Dudes Meetup


2018 brought another year of great new guests and wonderful entertainment!  Once again Rob Haynes and Band was our entertainment for Saturday night and they were absolutely amazing.    The sock hop was fun as usual with our favorite Sirius Radio DJ Alex Ward and his special  tribute to Clint Walker.  Many exciting things this year with Robert Fuller Fandom and Darby Hinton's Darlings & Dude's meetups. Added bonus this year was a trio of stuntman: Diamond Farnsworth, Dean Smith and Conrad Palmisano with their amazing stories to share.

So please check out the pictures below to either bring back those memories or for those who didn't attend; you will want to be there next year!

Bernie Kopell, he is so sweet and so funny.  He is a hit with his fans.


Bernie Kopell


Patrick Wayne, gracious, kind, funny, and a big hit with the fans!   He was so much fun.

Bonnie and Darby

Buck Taylor


John Buttram, Buck Taylor, Dawn Wells and Darby Hinton with the narrator Tom Nichols.

Guests who stopped by to enjoy the music and fun!

Diamond Farnsworth


Dancing...Congo Line... Line Dancing...Fun.....

John Buttram


Darby Hinton, loves his Darby Darlings

    (& Dudes)!

He is a great guest and so much fun.

What a Dynasty:  Patrick Wayne (son of John Wayne), Christopher Mitchum (son of Robert Mitchum) and Robert Carradine (son of John Carradine) with the narrator Ray Nielsen.

Trivia Contest

Patrick Wayne


Darby had hoped to show a clip of his new western "Bill Tilgham and the Outlaws" that he recently finished filming in Maryland and West Virginia.  The DVD wouldn't work but you can see a link to the clip on his facebook page.  


Darby and his fans enjoyed the "meetup" and he thanked everyone for coming.  He enjoyed answering all the questions about his career and how much he enjoys spending time with his fans!

Buck Taylor, always the perfect gentleman, the gracious guest, the fans love him..

Diamond Farnsworth, he was a great guest last year and he was even better this year!

Diamond and Linda 

Front Row: Conrad Palmisano, Patrick Wayne, Dean Smith, Dawn Wells, Bernie Kopell and Robert Carradine

Back Row: Chris Mitchum, Darby Hinton, John Buttram, Diamond Farnsworth, Robert Fuller, Buck Taylor and Randolph Mantooth

Dean Smith, his wife Debby and son Finis with a fan.  A very gracious guest and a fan favorite.

Dawn Wells


Trivia contest MC Darby Hinton presents Debbie Grace from Albuquerque, NM with the $100 cash prize for winning it. She’s the second woman in the last two years to take home the prize which had always gone to men in the past.

This was Debbie's first time entering the Trivia Contest and she did a great job as did our charming MC Darby! 

Robert Fuller


Robert Carradine, a very nice and funny man; so easy to talk to. The fans loved him!

Conrad and Bonnie

John Buttram our favorite MC with Alex Ward, our favorite DJ ... two great people!

 Celebrity Panel Discussion 

Conrad Palmisano


Conrad Palmisano, a great guest and a lot of fun!  The fans loved him.