New John Wayne museum in Winterset Iowa set to open

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WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It’s the birthplace of John Wayne, and a new museum opening here is celebrating the...

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New museum celebrates actor and native son John Wayne

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Family, friends and fans will gather this month for the celebration of the new John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa, which has a touch of Hollywood beyond the Duke’s considerable star power. The birthplace museum, recognized as the largest collection of John Wayne artifacts available to the public, has...

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Two new exhibits that feature John Wayne

Patrick Wayne, Natalie Wood, and Danny Borzage on the set of "The Searchers." (John Hamilton Collection / Morrison Hotel Gallery)
Patrick Wayne, Natalie Wood, and Danny Borzage on the set of "The Searchers." (John Hamilton Collection / Morrison Hotel Gallery)

With the race to the Oscars in the final stretch, two new exhibits celebrate the Academy Awards, the glamour of the red carpet and the legacy of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building in Hollywood recently opened its annual “Celebration of Entertainment Awards,” while the Sunset...

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John Wayne Film Festival will return to Dallas next year

Photo by ALLISON SLOMOWITZ
Photo by ALLISON SLOMOWITZ

Nearly 35 years after his death from cancer, John Wayne, whose career spanned 50 years and included more than 175 films, continues to rank among the nation’s favorite movie stars in annual Harris polls. In 2011, fans got the opportunity to see some of the films on the big screen...

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Duke Bourbon, Inspired by John Wayne

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When you think of John Wayne, you may get an image of a cowboy drinking rotgut rye out of a dusty saloon glass, but in actuality The Duke was quite a spirits connoisseur. In fact, his favorite drink was fine tequila, and he carried crates full of bottles of the...

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Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away

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BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site. “It’s not...

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Christmas With The Duke on AMC

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  AMC will be having Christmas with the Duke again this year starting Wednesday, December 24 beginning at 7pm and continuing through Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25).

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Sands of IWO JIMA remastered on DVD/Blu-Ray

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Olive Films has remastered SANDS OF IWO JIMA and are releasing it on DVD/Blu-ray. In the run up they are running a special giveaway of John Wayne Collectables at http://bit.ly/1AYgyxi SANDS OF IWO JIMA will also play at select B&B Theatres this Veterans Day (Nov 11) at 4:00PM and 7:00PM as...

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