“THE WAYNE COLLECTION,” A PERMANENT EXHIBIT HONORING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF AMERICAN FILM ICON JOHN WAYNE, TO BE UNVEILED JUNE 21 AT USC’S SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS.

On Thursday, June 21st, USC School of Cinematic Arts will unveil a new permanent exhibit, “The Wayne Collection”, an extensive permanent exhibit featuring personal memorabilia from John Wayne’s long and prestigious career, including numerous iconic costumes, private correspondences, and countless other items. All of the items were diligently gathered and preserved by his son, Michael, over a 25 year period. in honor of her husband, Michael, Gretchen Wayne has donated the collection so students and the public alike can enjoy.

Some of the items of display:
The John Wayne congressional medal, John Wayne’s rifle from Stage Coach, a pair of chaps, the hat from Hondo, The hat from Rio bravo, a bracelet presented to John Wayne by Montagnard tribesmen fighting for the U.S. in the Vietnam War,(he wore it every day of his life) the eye patch worn by Wayne in True Grit, a number of photos of Wayne during his college days at USC, Wayne’s monographed boots, his director’s chair that he used on all of his films, a collection of commemorative coffee mugs given by Wayne to people working on his films, and a collection of posters and photos covering Wayne’s career collected by his son Michael.

PERMANENT COLLECTION:
USC School of Cinematic Arts
George Lucas Building, 2nd Floor
935 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 8:00PM

WHERE TO FIND THE EXHIBIT:
USC School of Cinematic Arts
George Lucas Building, 2nd Floor
935 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Enter via Gate 5 at McClintock Avenue and Jefferson Avenue

http://cinema.usc.edu/about/directionsmaps.cfm

So if you live or are visiting LA be sure to add a visit to the new exhibit.