This interview has yet to be released, and in conversations with Don Aly (who conducted the interview), it has been discovered that the tape may no longer exist. A portion of the interview is available via streaming audio on Mr. Aly’s website (URL address below).
From Don Aly’s website: The John Wayne Interview – The late movie star John Wayne is being honored at a luncheon following the world premiere showing of his last film, “The Shootist.” It’s one of the last interview sessions with the press that he granted prior to his death. Wayne, in a jovial, festive mood, talks about always wanting to be able to sing, regretting he never kept a scrapbook of his career, going to Cortez to marlin fish in the 1930’s (“We did everything but shoot photographs”), plans for writing a book, old fashioned stunt men and today’s fallguys, (“In the old days, they used to just fall on their head”), being known as a tough guy, the movie “Red River” (“I’m most proud of it”), “propping” for director John Ford and being killed in “The Shootist” (“Hell, I dunno, I think I’ve been killed in about eight or nine of those pictures”).
NOTE: Due background sounds of the busy restaurant where the interview took place. The John Wayne interview is best heard with earphones. You can hear the only available portion of this interview here: