JOHN WAYNE’S LEGACY SHOWS NO SIGNS OF AGE

In May 2012, I interviewed writer-producer A.J. Fenady (1), known for The Rebel, Branded, Hondo and Chisum (1970) et alia, about his friend “Duke.” We met at his offices in Hollywood near Paramount Pictures. Fenady, while developing Chisum (1970), accompanied Duke during and between the filming of Hellfighters (1968),True Grit (1969) and The Undefeated (1969). He was with him the night he won his Oscar and the day he celebrated with […]

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The Last Word: Ron Howard

The ‘Rush’ director on finding his confidence, the benefits of stress, and what he learned from John Wayne. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received I was talking about careers with Andy Griffith, and as uncontroversial as he was, he felt that to be true to yourself, you’ve got to be ready to anger people […]

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Growing up as John Wayne’s son in O.C.

NEWPORT BEACH – Ethan Wayne, as his surname implies, is one of the seven children of John Wayne, one of Orange County’s most famous residents. Despite that, Ethan Wayne insists that his life growing up was “not typical Hollywood at all. “Our life was basically small-town beach life,” the 49-year-old Wayne said. “(Dad) drove a […]

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Honoring the Duke

Michael Wayne Talks About His Famous Father And The Qualities That Made Him An American Icon True legends need no introduction, only a moniker. The mere mention of “the Babe” brings to mind the House Ruth Built much the same way “the Golden Bear” conjures up Augusta. When it comes to the American West and […]

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Honoring the Duke

Michael Wayne Talks About His Famous Father And The Qualities That Made Him An American Icon True legends need no introduction, only a moniker. The mere mention of “the Babe” brings to mind the House Ruth Built much the same way “the Golden Bear” conjures up Augusta. When it comes to the American West and […]

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How I Got to Call the Shots

An interview with esteemed screenwriter/director Burt Kennedy By Jeremy Arnold In 1956, a 78-minute western called Seven Men From Now, starring an aging Randolph Scott and directed by Budd Boetticher, became a surprise hit. Six more collaborations followed over the next four years, revitalizing Scott’s career and securing Boetticher’s place in film history. These spare […]

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