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  • Texas Will Make May 26 John Wayne Day

    05/01/2016 3:41:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 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
    dw.com ^ | 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.
  • JOHN WAYNE AND BOB HOPE HAM IT UP

    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
    time.com ^ | 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 UMCRevMom@aol.com · 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
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 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.
  • Hollywood Traitors Supported Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Allan Ryskind

    05/13/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May, 13, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Hard-core Communists in Hollywood, and by that I mean those with party cards and whose allegiance was to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, not the United States, made a major effort to take over the movie industry and nearly succeeded. The much-maligned House Un-American Activities Committee, as even liberal Hollywood historians Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund acknowledge, uncovered over 200 party members in Hollywood. My dad, Morrie Ryskind, one of the few outspoken anti-Communist screenwriters in Hollywood, said the number was closer to 300. They were part of a broad conspiracy of subversives who had penetrated Americas most critical...
  • The Story Behind The Song: 'It Is No Secret: What God Can Do'

    04/28/2015 8:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    We've all had the experience of getting a song stuck in our head for an extended period of time. If you're really unfortunate, that song may be one by Christopher Cross or Air Supply. But sometimes, these "earworms," as they are dubbed, can lead to good things. That recently happened to one of us right here at BreakPoint. While reading a biography of the early 20th century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, my colleague and friend Roberto Rivera found himself humming and singing the gospel song "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)." He's not sure why the song popped...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "They Were Expendable"(1945)

    12/07/2014 12:12:55 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1945 | John Ford
  • The FRiday Night Movie (Saturday Matinee Edition) Stagecoach (1939).

    10/04/2014 11:27:28 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Our first western at the DfB Theater, and a great one at that. Nominated for five Oscars, John Ford's Stagecoach is an American classic and one of the best westerns ever made, IMHO. Starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Carradine, and Andy Devine.
  • The Duke vs. Duke University

    07/14/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 13, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Its a classic clash of symbols: The family of a right-wing icon goes head to head with a left-wing school, but for distinctly apolitical reasons. Heirs of the late movie legend John Wayne have filed a lawsuit against Duke University over use of the Duke nickname , which the family wants to register for use in marketing bourbon and other alcoholic beverages, CBS Los Angeles reported recently. Duke University states that the grounds for the Oppositions are deceptiveness, false suggestion of a connection, priority and likelihood of confusion, and dilution, the family claims in its lawsuit. John Wayne Enterprises filed...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)

    07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Henry Hathaway
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Big Jake"(1971)

    06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | George Sherman
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Rio Lobo"(1970)

    06/01/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1970 | Howard Hawks
  • Last Day for John Wayne Film Festival on TCM

    04/25/2014 12:57:35 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 25 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    I normally watch Turner Classic Movies on a regular basis, but the last month or so has been brutal and I've been able to watch very little. Sadly, I just found out that John Wayne is their Star of the Month for April. Instead of showing his films on several nights a week, TCM is currently doing a marathon of his films. I'm trying to figure out what shows to dump from my DVR in order to record some ones that I haven't seen in quite some time. Today is the official last day of the marathon and there are...
  • John Wayne Movie Marathon on TCM Monday Night Through Early Saturday

    04/21/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    Monday, April 21, 2014 | Kristinn
    Now through early Saturday morning it is nothing but John Wayne movies on Turner Classic Movies. Link to TCM where you can peruse their schedule to maximize your viewing pleasure.
  • Poll: John Wayne 7th Most Popular Star; Beats Clooney, Streep, Damon, Penn

    04/03/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by This Just In · 131 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 3, 2014 | John Nolte
    Since 1994, when Harris first began polling a large sample (2,311 this year) of Americans with the simple question "Who is your favorite movie star?", only one actor has made the top ten every year and only one actor has made it posthumously: John Wayne. In 2014, The Duke did it again, placing 7th -- holding the same spot he held last year.
  • The Secrets Behind John Wayne's Many Names

    03/30/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Enk
    Can you believe the real name of one pop culture's most prominent icons of rugged American masculinity was... 'Marion'? The Duke himself (another name he went by, originally belonging to his boyhood pooch) would argue that the name 'John Wayne' is just as real as the one that appeared on his birth certificate. The Hollywood legend didn't take his aliases lightly; each represented a different persona in the late actor's life and career, a subject explored in Scott Eyman's exhaustively researched new biography, "John Wayne: The Life and Legend." "In Wayne's own mind, he was Duke Morrison," writes Eyman in...
  • JOCKO: I say this, "I BELIEVE!"

    01/13/2014 11:52:40 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 3 replies
    Waiting for the axe to fall, the soldiers discuss the hereafter. Jocko: I say this :I BELIEVE ! I can never find a way to argue down you that dont believe, but I believe in the Lord God Almighty,all knowingand all forgiving. [Music.] And I believethat Good shall be triumphant in the endand that evil shall be vanquished. I believein a hereafter. Bob: Me, too. I figure a mans got to believe in those things, does he want to believe in the good things about man ?about his very own self ? [Green Leaves] the real good...
  • Bummed About the GOP Congressional Debacle? John Waynes Wisdom on Liberals

    10/18/2013 6:35:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/17/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    .....if youre feeling down, lend your ears to the hardscrabble words of John Wayne. These excerpts from a 1975 interview nearly 40 years ago sound like the Duke could have uttered them today, as he digs into liberal political tactics and fiscal policies. Heres Waynes take on those who lean left all the way back in the Ford presidency: They never listen to your point of view, and they make a decision as to what you think, and theyre articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Cast A Giant Shadow" (1966)

    09/22/2013 12:19:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Melville Shavelson
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: We Need A Hundred More Like Jesse Helms In Senate

    09/12/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Mediate.com ^ | 9:28 pm, September 11th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke at an event for the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, and amidst what was a strong foreign policy speech, Cruz got a little personal and talked about the late Republican Senator Jesse Helms, the first politician Cruz ever gave money to. Cruz touted all the “crazy things” Helms said, not as a negative, but as a positive, declaring that the Senate could use “a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”Cruz recalled how he sent ten dollars to Helms when he was a kid, joking that he “may have been Jesse Helms’ single largest donor...
  • Searching for the Duke (But who seriously believes John Wayne had a drop of racist blood?)

    04/25/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The American Prowler ^ | 4.25.13 | LARRY THORNBERRY
    The Searchers has its critics but who seriously believes John Wayne had a drop of racist blood?Film critics, a tense and peculiar family (with apologies to the late Max Beerbohm), have spent a half century praising John Ford and John Waynes tense and peculiar movie, The Searchers, beyond all-reason. They do this because they believe it gives them a clean shot at calling the Duke a racist, something they enjoy doing, and which appears to be required by a Film Critics Union work rule. For those who havent seen the movie or dont remember it, The Searchers tells the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Quiet Man"(1952)

    03/17/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1952 | John Ford
    Today being St. Patrick's Day, what better pick for today's feature could there be than this one?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "McLintock!"(1963)

    02/03/2013 1:35:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963 | Andrew V. McLagen
    For Super Bowl Sunday, what could be a more macho alternative for those who don't have a dog in the fight so to speak than a classic western starring Hollywood's greatest he-man John Wayne? The Duke plays a tough cattle baron named George Washington "G.W." McLintock while his frequent leading lady, the lovely Maureen O'Hara plays his tempestuous red headed wife in this wild, wild west take on William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". Definitely not a film for the PC/socialist/feminazi crowd but quite fun for those who are pro-capitalism, pro-freedom and pro-strong male leader. It's also fun to see...
  • ****Texas Terror****John Wayne -1935-Encore Movies-

    01/15/2013 5:33:36 PM PST · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    Starring: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, Leroy Mason , George "Gabby" Hayes, Buffalo Bill Jr., Bert Dillard, Lloyd Ingraham, Yakima Canutt ....... Synopsis: Believing he has killed his best friend by accident, the Duke seeks solitude in the lonely life of a prospector. USA - 1935 - ...5 stars
  • Pilgrim (John Wayne to Jimmy Stewart in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance")

    11/17/2012 9:57:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2007 | Uploaded by ICLAIMTHISNAME
    CONTAINS SPOILERS! Be warned. In 1962, John Ford's 'The Man who Shot Libery Valance' was released starring John Wayne and James Stewart. This video is a dedication to Wayne's role.
  • John Wayne on liberals

    07/04/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 1975 | John Wayne
    hit the link for the video
  • Shall we gather at the river? - (Roger Ebert and John Wayne)

    05/28/2012 6:56:20 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | Roger Ebert
    The first time I saw him, he was striding toward me out of the burning Georgia sun, as helicopters landed behind him. His face was tanned a deep brown. He was wearing a combat helmet, an ammo belt, carrying a rifle, had a canteen on his hip, stood six feet four inches. He stuck out his hand and said, "John Wayne." That was not necessary. Wayne died on June 11, 1979. Stomach cancer. "The Big C," he called it. He had lived for quite a while on one lung, and then the Big C came back. He was near death...
  • John Wayne and the Pledge of Allegiance

    05/20/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 4 replies
    I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag...... I want my USA.
  • The new True Grit movie

    10/03/2011 9:53:58 PM PDT · by mirkwood · 51 replies · 1+ views
    me ^ | 10/4/11 | mirk
    I just watched the remake of True Grit and I was disapointed to say the least. The kid did well, but the whole movie seemed to be a lukewarmed version of the original. This movie had all the stuff, just like a c on a term paper. Blah. When you watch the original you get involved in the movie. This is a sad satire of a classic.
  • My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert

    10/02/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | October 1, 2011 | David Kerr
    Fr. Matthew Muoz Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2011 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- John Wayne, for many, was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muoz, though, he was simply granddaddy. When we were little wed go to his house and wed simply hang out with granddaddy and wed play and wed have fun: a very different image from what most people have of him, Fr. Muoz told CNA on a recent visit to Rome. Fr. Muoz was 14 years old when his grandfather died of cancer in 1979. In his lifetime, The...
  • John Wayne Memorabilia to Go Up for Auction

    09/07/2011 1:05:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | September 07, 2011 | Associated Press
    Heritage Auctions spokesman Donn Pearlman on Tuesday said the auction will include more than 700 personal and professional items, including an eye patch Wayne wore in his Golden Globe-winning performance in "True Grit."
  • John Wayne's personal items are up for auction

    09/06/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 7, 2011 | Susan King
    Ethan Wayne, the youngest son of Hollywood legend John Wayne, hates to have anything in his pockets because as a young boy he couldn't go out of the house with his dad without a stack of business cards that read, "Good Luck, John Wayne" on one side and the Duke's name typed on the other side stuffed in his pockets. "He would always take care of the fans no matter how busy he got," said Wayne, 49, who is named after his father's character in John Ford's influential 1956 western "The Searchers." "If he couldn't sign [an autograph] or talk...
  • Obama accuses Congress of holding back U.S. recovery [ FR needs 'Obama Blames' Topic Section ]

    08/20/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug 20, 2011 | reuters
    A vacationing U.S. President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the U.S. economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth. In remarks recorded on Wednesday on his campaign-style bus tour in Illinois and aired during his holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the stalled construction, trade and payroll tax bills could give a boost to the economy. "The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That's the problem right now. That's what's holding this country...
  • Entire costume worn by John Wayne in True Grit set to fetch $160,000 at auction...

    08/19/2011 4:54:19 AM PDT · by mware · 17 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | Last updated at 5:55 PM on 18th August 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    It is the ultimate fancy dress outfit. The entire costume worn by John Wayne in his most famous western role is being auctioned off by his family and is expected to go for US$164,000 (100,000).
  • John Wayne's Parents Lived in Waterloo, Iowa

    06/29/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.29.11 @ 4:50PM | By Jeffrey Lord
    Michele Bachmann says "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa" and the media goes nuts. Ohhhhhhhh what an idiot, she confused John Wayne with John Wayne Gacy the serial killer. Ha ha ha. Now comes word that yes indeed Clyde Morrison and his blushing bride Molly got married in. Waterloo, Iowa. And settled there. Later moving to Winterset, Iowa. Where they had their bouncing baby boy ...Who grew up to become -- yes indeed -- John Wayne. Not John Wayne Gacy.
  • Media pretty excited over Bachmanns John Wayne gaffe in Iowa

    06/27/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/27/11 | Allahpundit
    Watch below courtesy of a YouTube account titled, no joke, BachmannLovesGacy. The gaffe: She claimed in an interview with Fox News that she shares the spirit of another famous Waterloo, Iowa, resident, John Wayne. But John Wayne never lived in Waterloo; John Wayne Gacy did, which means this is either (a) another sloppy factual error a la her claiming that Lexington and Concord are located in New Hampshire or (b) some sort of Freudian slip that proves she secretly identifies with lunatics or something. (Bachmann loves Gacy!) Her critics will insist theyre sticking to the first narrative but their read...
  • John Wayne Six-Gun Salute, Encore Western Marathon on Memorial Day!

    05/28/2011 11:39:14 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo/AC ^ | May 28th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Many don't realize that John Wayne struggled a bit to get to his famed career as a western legend. In 1926, John Wayne started his journey in the film industry by being an extra, a propman and a stuntman. His first starring role would be in a Fox Film western called "The Big Trail" (1930). He was let go from Fox after starring in three leads.
  • John Wayne [The Convert] (1907-1979)

    05/27/2011 5:52:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    McNamara's Blog ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Pat McNamara
    John Wayne (1907-1979) Today marks the 104th birthday of my favorite movie star (and Catholic convert), John Wayne (1907-1979). Born Marion Michael Morrison in Iowa, he grew up in California and attended the University of Southern California, where he played football. A surfing accident ended his football career and he got into the movie business as a prop boy. From there he found leading roles, mainly in B-Westerns, until his 1939 breakthrough role in Stagecoach. His work with director John Ford resulted in some of the greatest Westerns ever made: Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949),...
  • Happy Birthday to The Mighty John Wayne (104th)

    05/26/2011 4:40:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Hollywoodland
    Via Wikipedia: Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer.[1] He epitomized rugged masculinity and became an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. He was also known for his conservative political views and his support, beginning in the 1950s, for anti-communist positions. A Harris Poll, released January 2011, placed Wayne third among Americas favorite film stars,[2] the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on...