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Peter Young fonds
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- Textual record
- Architectural drawing
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1957-[ca. 1980] (Creation)
- Young, Peter
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0.22 m of textual records
13 architectural drawings
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Name of creator
Thomas Peter Young was born in the 1930s and began working in the film industry as a set dresser in the 1950s. Young’s father Thomas Edward (Tom) Young (d. 1981) was a director of Panorama Productions Ltd., a film production company based at Panorama Studios, a facility established in West Vancouver in the early 1960s. Peter Young worked in the Property Department on numerous productions at Panorama, including The Trap (1965), one of the first major motion pictures produced in British Columbia, and That Cold Day in the Park (1969), directed by Robert Altman and shot in Vancouver. Young also worked on the original Littlest Hobo television series, which was produced at Panorama from 1963-1965.
In the 1970s, Young continued to work as a set decorator on productions at Panorama and elsewhere, and pursued independent film projects. He also became an active advocate for the British Columbia and Canadian film industries through involvement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 891 and with the British Columbia Film Industry Association.
Panorama Productions Ltd. and Panorama Studios' holding company Panorama Estates Ltd. faced financial and legal challenges throughout the 1970s, and ceased operations circa 1980. Peter Young continued to work in the film industry, and won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for his work on Batman (1989) and Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Name of creator
Panorama Productions Limited was a film production company based at Panorama Studios, a facility established in West Vancouver in the early 1960s.
Name of creator
Panorama Estates Limited was the holding company for Panorama Studios, a film production facility established in West Vancouver in the early 1960s.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to Peter Young’s work on productions at Panorama Studios, records of Panorama Studios and Panorama Productions Ltd., and records of Peter Young and other Panorama affiliates’ film industry advocacy work.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were donated by Stephen Lunsford in 2007.
Records showed no discernible original order upon receipt by the Archives; the fonds has been arranged by the archivist.
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Restrictions on access
Access to some files in the Panorama Productions Limited and Panorama Estates Limited legal cases series is restricted; see series and file descriptions for details.