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Duke: The Official John Wayne Movie Book

This beautiful collector’s book is a celebration of John Wayne and the films he made. It includes a foreword by Ann-Margret, an afterword by Leonard Maltin and hundreds of photos from the set and behind the scenes.

From capsule reviews of of Duke’s lesser known films to extensive analyses and stories of his fan-favorite work, this book details all 169 of Duke’s movies, from long forgotten gems to the Hollywood classics that made John Wayne into the world’s biggest movie star. You’ll also find full-color and black-and-white photos along with movie posters, lobby cards, costumes, collectibles and more, including a number of full-spread photos that showcase Duke in all his wide screen glory.

For general movie fans or die-hard Duke-lovers, this hard cover book is a fantastic showcase of the film legend and his work.


John Wayne Was Here

John Wayne worked on film sets around the globe. This book follows that trail, from his beginnings on the Fox backlot to his final filming in Lone Pine, California. Locations in Mexico, Normandy, Rome, Madrid, London, Ireland and Libya are covered along with his favorite vacation spots in Hawaii, Acapulco, Greece, Monaco and the Hollywood hot-spots he frequented. Anecdotes revisit his most famous scenes, including Rooster Cogburn’s charge in True Grit (1969) and Davy Crockett’s last stand in The Alamo (1960). Production details describe how San Diege stood in for Iwo Jima, how Old Tucson was turned into El Dorado, and how Genghis Kahn ruled over the deserts of Utah. Never before published photos present then-and-now views in this first of any kind guided tour for film location hunters and Wayne aficionados. (#141)


The Westerner: Special Commemorative Issue

This special commemorative issue of The Westerner is signed by the author, Roger M. Crowley. (#121)


The John Wayne Code – Leather

Leatherette bound volume of wit, wisdom and timeless advice from the American icon, John Wayne. (#117)


John Wayne Cast Iron Official Cookbook

Hearty meals and heartfelt stories shared by Duke’s family. More than 100 recipes you can cook in your cast iron, from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. (#115)


John Wayne: There Rode a Legend

This stunning volume on John Wayne’s life with text by Jane Pattie is the first book from publisher Wilma Russell’s stable of Western Classics. Covering the life and career of this movie legend, it offers a rare glimpse at his life as a rancher and cattle breeder, his female film partners and sidekicks, son Michael Wayne’s pick of Duke’s top 10 westerns, and more. Filled with exceptional photographs. Forward by Maureen O’Hara. 11-3/4″ x 11-3/4″, hard cover, 275 pages. (#101)


John Wayne, My Father

A fascinating insight into the real life of John Wayne, written by his daughter Aissa. Here’s a candid look at the private side of a complex and surprisingly sensitive man, devoted father, and human being. With numerous personal and family photos. Softcover, 6″ x 9″, 229 pages. (#102)


John Wayne, The Genuine Article

More than an ordinary book, this stunning tome by veteran entertainment-industry journalist Michael Goldman also includes scrapbook-like sections with reproductions of letters and other documents. Interviews, stories, photos, memorabilia and text from Wayne’s unfinished memoir present a rich and rare peek into his personal life and his life as a Hollywood icon. Foreword by President Jimmy Carter, preface by his son Ethan. Softbound, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 220 pages. (#103)


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John Wayne: The Life and Legend

John Wayne died more than thirty years ago, but he remains one of today’s five favorite movie stars. The celebrated Hollywood icon comes fully to life in this complex portrait by noted film historian and master biographer Scott Eyman. (Mr. Eyeman gave the keynote address at the grand opening of the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in May of 2015.) 672 pages, 6″ x 9″, softcover. (#104)


The Young Duke

By Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss. This book tells how Marion Morrison became the legend known as John Wayne. Shedding new light on his formative years from his birth in Winterset, Iowa through his days as a college football star, to his early Hollywood roles and influences, this biography reveals the true stories behind Duke. Includes previously unpublished photographs and family anecdotes. Hardcover, 6-1/4″ x 9-3/8″, 194 pages. (#106)


The Quotable John Wayne

Complied and edited by Carol Lea Mueller, this inspirational collection contains Wayne anecdotes on God and country, the old west, friends and family and acting. It concludes with quotes from others about John Wayne the actor and John Wayne the man. Duke’s words are put together in a readable, memorable format that reveals, along with his grit, a quick and wicked sense of humor. Paperback. (#108)


John Wayne American

During a long movie career, John Wayne defined the role of the cowboy and soldier, the gruff man of decency, the hero who prevailed. But who was he, really? Here is the first substantive, serious view of a contradictory private and public figure. (#120)


John Wayne, The Man Behind the Myth

By Michael Munn. A rare, behind the scenes look at the legend, hero, and Hollywood icon, John Wayne. (#105)


‘Tis Herself: An Autobiography

By Maureen O’Hara with John Nicoletti. A candid, revealing look at the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars, Maureen O’Hara. (#107)


Everything I Need to Know I Learned from John Wayne

Duke’s solutions to life’s challenges. Includes a forward from Ethan Wayne, dozens of classic John Wayne quotes, and more than 100 photos of Duke in action. (#109)


The Official John Wayne Handy Book for Men

Essential skills for the rugged individualist. Filled with step-by-step advice and real-world examples. (#113)


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