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  • Sam Elliott with John Wayne
    Here is an excerpt from a recent Q and A found on the South Bend Tribune:

    South Bend Tribune wrote:

    Sam Elliott is instantly recognizable — it’s part of the reason he’s been working in Hollywood for nearly five decades with almost 100 roles. He’s been on countless TV series, including the original “Mission: Impossible,” “Justified” and his current part as Beau in the Netflix series “The Ranch,” which has been renewed
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  • Photo: Phil Stern
    If there's one thing John Wayne loved, it was Christmas!

    In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, the late star's family opened up about the iconic actor's passion for the holidays.
    "He loved Christmas. We had a huge living room, and by the time Christmas came around, you couldn’t walk through it because there were so many gifts under the tree," his daughter Marisa, 50, told Closer Weekly.

    Buying presents for his family meant a lot to the Duke. “He did his own shopping,” John's… [Read More]
  • Every year the Harris Poll publishes the annual America's Favorite Movie Stars poll. This year the poll has Tom Hanks on the top spot followed by Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington.

    Meanwhile, the late John Wayne, who hasn’t appeared in a major release in… well, quite a bit longer, nonetheless remains a mainstay on the list; at No. 4 this year (down from No. 2), the Duke is the only person who has never dropped off of the top 10 in over two decades.

    FAVORITE MOVIE STAR
    “Who is your favorite… [Read More]
  • Photography: United Artists/The Kobal Collection/Ned Scott
    Below is a excerpt from the January issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine feature John Wayne and the 110th anniversary year of his birth.

    Cowboys & Indians Magazine wrote:

    A new look at one of our old favorites: On the occasion of the 110th anniversary year of his birth, we honor Duke with 110 memorable things about the actor, the icon, the man.


    John Wayne was  —  and remains  —  as much an icon of the historical West
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  • HDNET MOVIES SERVES UP A DOUBLE SERVING OF ‘CHRISTMAS GRITS’ WITH JOHN WAYNE AND JEFF BRIDGES IN ‘TRUE GRIT’DEC. 25

    Saddle up with HDNET MOVIES Christmas Day, as the network serves up a double serving of Christmas Grits in the TRUE GRIT two-pack, beginning with John Wayne in his Oscar®-winning performance as Rooster Cogburn, a brash U.S. Marshal who teams up with Texas Ranger Glenn Campbell to track down the man who killed a girl’s father in the 1969 classic TRUE GRIT, with Robert Duvall [Read More]


  • “The Shepherd of the Hills” is a 1941 film based on a novel of the same name. Filmed in gorgeous Technicolor and containing excellent performances by Harry Carey, John Wayne, Betty Field, and others, I’m really not sure why this film isn’t a classic. The plot is simple, but beautiful and moving, one of Director Henry Hathaway’s greatest cinematic achievements. Our story begins in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

    Deep in the Ozark Mountains, buried within the shade of thousands of… [Read More]


  • Those first stirring notes of music. That familiar name in large letters. A few hoofbeats announcing that the magic is beginning. And just like that, we are catapulted back to the familiar sensations and memories of our youth. Our hero is riding the range again. He rides for truth. He rides for justice. And we ride with him.

    I don’t know about you folks, but a part of me has never grown up. I still thrill to those hoofbeats and root my cowboy hero on to victory. As I see him… [Read More]


  • One hundred years ago today, Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch, the son of a Moscow-born Russian Jewish ragman, in upstate New York. An uncle had been killed in the pogroms at home. In his 1988 memoir, The Ragman’s Son, Douglas describes the casual antisemitism he faced almost throughout his career. Rebranding yourself with a Waspy stage-name was what actors – and immigrants in general – had to do in America to survive and thrive.

    After a start on the Broadway stage, he made his screen… [Read More]
  • Allot goes on in life, allot doesn't go on in life, I mean you get caught up in life and all the noise of daily living that you forget to enjoy your surroundings. You mean to do things, say things, spend time with others, only to turn around and their gone. The last couple of years our community lost two longtime members, @William T Brooks and @arthurarnell, two outstanding men that had shared their life with us here on the JWMB.

    Both joined us early in our history sharing their thoughts on… [Read More]