This interview was recorded at Jack Young’s apartment in Tucson, Arizona on May 30th, 2017. and covers the following themes:
Childhood and service in WWII.
Postwar work in Hollywood as a stuntman. Friendship with stuntman Chuck Roberson and Clark Gable.
Severe injury on the set of John Wayne’s 1960 film The Alamo.
First visit to Tucson in mid-1950s, impressions of Old Tucson and the local golf scene.
Work with John Ford.
Jack’s departure from film work and employment at Old Tucson, where he professionalized the stunts and choreography.
Work with Old Tucson owner Robert Shelton, night classes in marketing and public relations, rise to Vice President at Old Tucson.
Launching Young Film Productions, which coordinated between Hollywood productions and Tucson businesses and provided location scouting.
Observations about how western movies changed: the introduction of profanity, better production, computer graphics and greenscreens.
Stories about Jack’s work as a location manager. Favored locations near Tucson being the San Rafael Valley, Sonoita, and Rio Rico.
Details about Young Film Productions and retirement.