"I'm very glad that I was born when I was and that I came up from 1918 to today and the advancement of technology. I don't think it's ever happened before and I don't know whether it's going to go on. From horseless carriages to the present day cars, to airplanes to space travel, it's amazing what I've seen in my 83 years."
About This Interview
In his one-hour Archive interview, Alan Jaggs (1918-2008) recalls his early work in film in his native Great Britain and talks of his service during World War II. He recounts returning to England to edit features, which led to his opportune meeting with Mr. Walt Disney in 1950. Jaggs describes his career at Disney pictures, and his transition from editing films to editing television shows. He talks about some of the shows he edited during his post-Disney career, including The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Wild, Wild West, Get Smart and The Waltons. Finally, Jaggs speaks of his decision to retire and fulfill his dream of sailing around the South Pacific. Lillian Benson conducted the interview in a joint venture with American Cinema Editors (ACE) on July 16, 2001 in Universal City, California.