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  • How Did "Stagecoach" (1939) Get Past the Censors?

    09/09/2018 3:35:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies
    Self | September 9, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    One question that has intrigued me for years is HOW did the John Ford movie starring John Wayne, "Stagecoach," make it past the censors in 1939. Back in those days the Hollywood Code was strictly enforced yet "Stagecoach" clearly featured a prostitute which would have been prohibited. Even worse, she was portrayed in a sympathetic light. Yeah, I know it did not explicitly say that Dallas the Prostitute, played by Clair Trevor, was a prostitute but the movie left no doubt that was the case. Particularly revealing was the scene in Lordsville when against her objections, the naive Ringo Kid...
  • Chinese Female Filmmaker Explores "Demonized American Heartland"

    03/14/2018 10:01:30 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2017 | Nancy Tartaglione
    I thought my last film was hard, Zhao laughs, but for a Chinese woman to try to wrangle a bunch of young cowboys? Chinese filmmaker Chlo Zhao is making her second trip to the Cannes Film Festivals Directors Fortnight this year, with sophomore feature The Rider. Born in Beijing, Zhao went to school in the UK and college in the U.S. before settling in Denver, basing her first two feature films on South Dakotas Pine Ridge Reservation. Zhaos 2015 drama, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, was developed at the Sundance Institute and premiered in Park City that year. It centers...
  • John Wayne Takes Apart The Idea Of Liberals, Feminists, White Guilt, And Black Lives Matter

    08/12/2017 5:40:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    The Common Sense Conservative ^ | Published on Aug 6, 2016 | John Wayne,
    Who Knew That 2016 Problems Were 1974 Problems As Well Huh? Talk about some Common Sense!
  • Italian Actress Elsa Martinelli, Who Famously Starred in The Indian Fighter, Dead at 82: Reports

    07/09/2017 10:25:57 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 22 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 07-09-2017 | Dave Quinn
    Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, known to U.S. audiences for her breakout role in 1955s The Indian Fighter opposite Kirk Douglas, died Saturday in Rome at the age of 82, according to Italian media.
  • How John Wayne saved the United States Marine Corps

    06/05/2016 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/5/16 | Susan Frickey
    With the conclusion of WW II the years of bloodshed and mind-numbing violence finally ended. But a massive demobilization of servicemen began, the purpose to slash military spending. Liberal Democrats supported an effort to completely abolish the Marine Corps, first established under Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Language of Liberty This effort was supported by the Doolittle Board, created by the Truman Administration and headed by none other than Army General Jimmy Doolittle himself. The Board called for the Marine Corps to be disbanded as a separate military outfit and unified with Army units. As you can imagine, this...
  • Texas Will Make May 26 John Wayne Day

    05/01/2016 3:41:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Texas lawmakers named May 26 as "John Wayne Day" in the state. According to PRNewswire, "Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation declaring the iconic star an honorary Texan." Wayne rose to fame as one of the most popular movie starts during the 20th century. PRNewswire reports he's respected not only a talented movie star, but also "as a loving father, a fisherman, a horseman, a hunter, an adventurer and an unabashed patriot of the United States of America." "The Duke's independent spirit embodies what it means to be a Texan and personifies the storied history of the Lone Star...
  • Will California declare war on baseball next?

    04/30/2016 6:44:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Get ready America, liberals are on the rampage After decades of unchecked illegal immigration and liberal policies, conservatives are in a distinct minority in California. It is most definitely the case in the California Assembly. On Thursday, state lawmakers rejected a harmless resolution to honor legendary actor John Wayne, a native son of California. Wayne grew up in Glendale, California and later became a beloved actor known for his tough guy roles in dozens of popular movies. In fact, he won an Oscar for his performance in True Grit.
  • Lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over actor's racist comments

    04/30/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 73 replies ^ | 4/29/16
    California politicians have voted down a proposal to designate May 26 - the actor's birthday - as John Wayne Day. The idea was rejected after some said Wayne had made racist comments against blacks and Native Americans. The resolution for John Wayne Day was submitted by Assemblyman Matthew Harper, who described Wayne as the "prototypical American Hero, symbolizing such traits as self-reliance, grace under pressure, resolve and patriotism." But Harper's colleague Lorena Gonzalez said Wayne's movies showed a lot of Native Americans being killed and that they sanctioned the white occupation of the continent. Assemblyman Luis Alejo also complained that...
  • California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

    04/29/2016 6:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jessica Roy
    It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish" for not wanting to share their land with white colonists. "He had disturbing views toward race," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), according to the Associated Press.
  • California Assembly rejects resolution honoring John Wayne

    04/28/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 28, 2016 | Dan Walters
    The California Assembly refused Thursday to honor actor John Wayne after a sharp debate in which he was accused of being a racist.

    01/23/2016 12:16:43 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 35 replies
    Funny stuff John Wane & Bob Hope
  • American True Grit – How We Lost It, How We Can Get It Back

    01/20/2016 8:56:06 PM PST · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    “They tell me you’re a man with True Grit.” Kim Darby to John Wayne in the original True Grit (1969) The character Rooster Cogburn certainly had True Grit, but so did the majority of Americans in our history. Unfortunately, the well-known American True Grit; our courage, honesty, common sense and heartiness have virtually disappeared from most Americans in the 21st Century. We are no longer the United States of the Minutemen, the Cowboy, The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc, the Mountain Men and Merrill’s Marauders. Where is the America of Jim Bowie, Jedediah Smith, Wyatt Earp, George Patton, Chesty Puller,...
  • John Wayne’s Family Endorses Donald Trump

    01/19/2016 11:27:20 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 35 replies ^ | 1/19/2016 12:50 PM ET | Tessa Berenson
    John Wayne’s Family Endorses Donald Trump Tessa Berenson @tcberenson 12:50 PM ET "This is very important to me because of John and his whole legacy" 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 family before reporters in Iowa Tuesday morning. After Wayne’s daughter Aissa introduced Trump, he quipped, “John Wayne would be very proud of you right now, I think. Maybe he would say, ‘What are you doing?'” “This is very important to me because of John and his whole legacy,” Trump said. “I...
  • Which John Wayne and WWII movie to introduce my kids to westerns and classic American films.

    01/19/2016 12:32:17 PM PST · by Sparticus · 141 replies
    So I was watching a movie with my kids (10 and 13) the other day and was thinking about how different the media is that they consume than from the stuff I was raised on. I would like to get them interested in older movies with positive messages. Which John Wayne and which WWII movies are your favorites and which would think would grab kids' attention? I'm thinking "The Cowboys" would be good, but what else would everyone suggest?
  • Trump wins endorsement of John Wayne's daughter.

    01/19/2016 10:11:48 AM PST · by dynoman · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | Now | By Ben Kamisar
    "The daughter of acclaimed move star John Wayne lauded Donald Trump as a candidate evocative of her late father as she endorsed him at an event Tuesday. "America needs help and we need a strong leader. We need someone, like Mr. Trump, with leadership qualities, someone with courage, someone that's strong--like John Wayne," Aissa Wayne told the audience at an event with Trump at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa. "
  • Letter from Aissa Wayne to Donald J. Trump

    12/30/2015 2:45:01 PM PST · by · 42 replies
    A lovely letter from the daughter of the late great John Wayne. Our country could use a John Wayne right now.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - McLintock! (1963)

    12/11/2015 8:45:01 PM PST · by DemforBush · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    John Wayne brings us plenty of action, and plenty of laughs in this classic western comedy. Co-starring Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo,
  • Dean Martin Asks The Duke What He Wants For His Baby Daughter (Watch Youll Understand Why Faceboo

    10/03/2015 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    YouTube copied by blogger Conciously Enlightened ^ | Uploaded on September 22, 2008 blogger retitled it and copied/pasted it on blog: 9/31 | wesawthat You Tube account copied by blogger "The Giver
    The Duke gave an answer to a question that was as old fashioned then as it is now, but its one every American needs to hear!
  • 4th of July: Five Patriotic Movies That Piss Off The Left

    07/03/2015 6:16:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Nolte
    With the fascist left on a fascist rampage, why not add a little defiance to your 4th of July by watching five patriotic movies that piss off The Man. The Man of course being the dominant Left-wing political culture that is currently banning The Dukes of Hazzard and hoping to get its tyrannical hands on Gone With the Wind. The Green Berets (1968) Because he loved America and freedom and didnt want to see either lose a vitally important war, John Wayne spent a lot of his movie star capital directing and starring in The Green Berets for Warner Brothers....
  • John Wayne Day in Texas honors actors 108th birthday

    05/26/2015 4:42:57 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 41 replies
    WBAY ^ | May 26, 2015, 11:46 am | EVA RUTH MORAVE
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945s Flame of Barbary Coast, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy. An avid collector of movie memorabilia, Patrick wore the coat as he presided over the Senate Tuesday. He declared it John Wayne Day in Texas to mark the Hollywood legends 108th birthday and named the actor an honorary Texan.