May 26 is John Wayne Day in Newport Beach

With little discussion, the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously signed off on a resolution designating May 26 each year as John Wayne Day, a tribute to the legendary late movie star who called Newport home. At the start of the council meeting, city officials presented the Wayne family with the resolution. “Newport Beach […]

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Duke in His Own Words

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. “The guy you see on […]

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John Wayne’s Daughter Endorses Donald Trump

“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 daughter Aissa introduced Trump, he […]

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JOHN WAYNE INSPIRED DUKE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON LAUNCHES “DINING WITH THE DUKE” CHALLENGE

Mixologists, Chefs And John Wayne Fans Invited To Submit Pairings To Be Featured In Tasting Panel Magazine; Winners To Be Flown To Las Vegas For Final Showdown And Compete For Magazine Cover NEWPORT BEACH, CA (August 19, 2015) – DUKE Kentucky Straight Bourbon, crafted by Monument Valley Distillers after John Wayne’s own Bourbon collection and […]

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