Questions and comments by Trail Tales will be in Yellow Answers by Danielle in White!
Danielle lived in Phoenix during the years that the Young Riders were filmed. Traveling with her family, she was able to take a trip down to Tucson and Old Tucson Studios. She believes she was about 13 or 14 but we know it was during the second season...
When she arrived at OTS she saw the sign saying that they were filming an
episode called TALISMAN.
There was a full sized publicity poster, framed, at the front of the studios and took a picture of it. At the time, she was an Ike and
Buck fan and was disappointed to see her photo of the poster after it had been
developed. There was a blaze of reflected sunlight covering Ike in the image!
Inside the park, the Mission set was roped off and pushcarts were everywhere!
Josh Brolin, Don Franklin and Anthony Zerbe were standing off to the side,
apparently awaiting for filming as they drank water from a jug.
If you can manage to get REALLY close, that's Anthony Zerbe and Josh Brolin near the door! Danielle, enterprising as well as intelligent moved over to the left.. near the wide swinging gate to the side of the mission.. There she didn't have to fight the crowds of fans.
Later on in the day, Danielle saw none other
than Ty Miller making his way down an empty side street. She called to him a few
times and he finally stopped and waited while she caught up. He signed the
picture and ran off back down the road... it was later on that Danielle realized
that he may have been heading somewhere ... important.
Now, I think she's one lucky fan... too bad she didn't have a chance to go back again! Imagine the fun! We're so very grateful that Danielle shared her memories with us!!! HERE ARE SOME BONUS PHOTOS... Make sure you get to the bottom of the page!!! The last picture is just priceless!