The announcement came from Doug Butts, SVP of Programming for INSP. "Our viewers have responded consistently and positively to our commitment to airing Westerns on our network, and we will keep delivering what they want," said Butts. "This will mark the sixth year of devoting a month of weekends to the iconic Wayne,… [Read More]
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Fans of one of America’s favorite cowboys will have a unique opportunity to learn more about him and one of his most popular films.
On Friday, Jan. 10, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is honoring The Duke with an exciting evening of food and fun.
The evening will begin with John Wayne’s own granddaughter, Anita La Cava Swift, who will give an introduction into the 1969 film True Grit.
Guests will be able to dine on a buffet meal prepared by The Petroleum… [Read More]
Along with Flash Gordon, Joseph Campbell, and about a million other things, George Lucas was inspired by The Searchers when he created Star Wars. The director even slid a few subtle references to the film into A New Hope.
The star of The Searchers, of course, is John Wayne, so it's cool in a full-circle kind of way that his grandson is now officially part of the Star Wars universe.
Brendan Wayne got his start in the family business in a 2001 episode of Angel, and since then he's appeared in a… [Read More]
Despite being voted a “Protected Structure”, Maureen O’Hara’s dearest wish to see the beloved Galway cottage restored can not happen without the owner’s involvement and actions from the Council
There are no plans for the cottage, made famous in the 1952 movie The Quietman, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, to be saved despite the fact that it legally qualifies as a protected structure a dismayed community leader told IrishCentral.
The White O’ Morn Cottage, in Ternakill, Maam, County… [Read More]
Members of the Friends of the Fort nonprofit will host a reception for Anita La Cava Swift at 4 p.m. July 13 at Darby Junior High School, 616 N. 14th St. The event will celebrate Swift’s time in Fort Smith and will include a screening of the 1969 John Wayne movie, “True Grit,” as well as a discussion on the film’s accuracy and influence on Fort Smith, said Floyd Robison, treasurer for the Friend of the Fort.
“We are excited about this because this is in line with the 50th anniversary of the… [Read More]
Deadline is reporting that
"Paramount Pictures has set Chap Taylor to script a drama inspired by the 1962 John Ford-directed Western classic The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which starred John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Lee Marvin. In the original, Stewart played an idealistic lawyer who tries to bring the rule of law to a lawless frontier town. Marvin played Valance, an outlaw headed for a showdown after the lawyer stands up to him. Wayne played a gunslinger who tries to teach
Mark your calendars! True Grit is making a return to theaters for two dates in May 2019.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Western that won John Wayne his first and only Oscar®. The legendary movie star gives his most iconic performance as Rooster Cogburn, a drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the older gunfighter, sparks… [Read More]
All right, pilgrim, Hollywood may have been where Western movie icon John Wayne made his fame and fortune, but he clearly also left a mark – and perhaps a piece of his heart – in Arizona.
The bigger than life celluloid cowboy's love affair with our state dates back to 1930 and “The Big Trail,” which was filmed near Yuma. He starred in or directed in dozens of movies filmed in Arizona including the classics “Stagecoach (1939),” “Angel and the Badman (1947),” and “Red River… [Read More]
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of True Grit, the movie that earned John Wayne his only Academy Award. The famous director Henry Hathaway brought a cast and crew to Ridgway and Ouray County in the summer of 1968 to film much of the movie, which was released in 1969. The first annual Ridgway Old West Fest, organized by the Ridgway Western Heritage Society and scheduled for October 11-13, 2019, will celebrate Ridgway's brief transformation into Fort Smith, Arkansas, half a century ago.
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In an age in which pop culture icons seemingly have the shelf life of a loaf of bread, John Wayne is very much the exception.
The legendary Western film star died nearly 40 years ago but remains a formidable presence in American life, serving as the embodiment of masculine individualism. Farmington Museum curator Jeffrey Richardson, who has delivered presentations on a wide variety of Western subjects all around the country during his career, said every time he talks about Wayne, he usually… [Read More]