John Wayne’s Hat, boots and spurs Up for Auction

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A collection of memorabilia including Babe Ruth’s baseball glove and Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears is coming up for auction off the beaten path in Maine, far from the Big Apple where Ruth smacked home runs and the theme park and studio Disney created in California. The items that once...

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Duke in His Own Words

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ON screen he was the gritty embodiment of rugged independence and American patriotism. Off camera he presented the same tough-talking persona to the world. But behind closed doors John Wayne was a very different person, as his long-lost letters, hand-written notes and private papers reveal in an insightful new book....

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John Wayne’s Daughter Endorses Donald Trump

A podium for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands in front of a wax statue of John Wayne at the John Wayne Museum Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Winterset, Iowa. Trump is scheduled to speak at the museum. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A podium for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands in front of a wax statue of John Wayne at the John Wayne Museum Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Winterset, Iowa. Trump is scheduled to speak at the museum. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

“This is very important to me because of John and his whole legacy” Correction appended, Jan. 19 Standing in front of a horse saddle, a fake desert background and a statue of John Wayne, Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of Wayne’s daughter before reporters in Iowa Tuesday morning. After Wayne’s...

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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

John Wayne Bourbon

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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