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  • 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
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  • “Mad Anthony” Wayne raised a militia unit at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and participated in the invasion of Canada. He fought in the Battle of Trois-Rivières, and led forces at Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. “Mad Anthony” Wayne fought at Brandywine in 1777, then harassed British General Howe as his troops marched towards Pennsylvania. He fought at Germantown, and quartered the winter at Valley Forge.

    In 1778, Wayne attacked at the Battle of Monmouth, and in 1779, he led a… [Read More]
  • The two military bad-ass actors were featured in a 1992 Coors Light commercial.

    R. Lee Ermey and John Wayne once shared some screen time together — kind of.

    The two military bad-ass actors were featured in a 1992 Coors Light commercial.

    Now, Wayne died in 1979, but footage of him was repurposed to make it look like he was in the commercial, which was a big deal at the time as the tech was relatively new, especially for a TV spot.

    In the commercial, Ermey — who died Sunday at the age of 74… [Read More]
    Newport Beach, California (April 6, 2018) – Hornblower Cruises & Events is once again hosting a series of John Wayne Celebration Cruises aboard his famous yacht, Wild Goose to commemorate John Wayne Day and Wayne’s Life in Newport Beach, CA. With 3 decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities, Wild Goose was once the private… [Read More]
  • When John Wayne and Perry Como rolled into Colonial Williamsburg to film a Christmas special in 1978, one local boy tried hard to meet them and would hold on to the memory for decades.

    Blake Patterson was about six years old in the fall of 1978, when Como and Wayne came to Williamsburg with a crew to shoot “Perry Como’s Early American Christmas,” a colonial-themed television program.
    Patterson, a web developer who lives in Alexandria, didn’t know who Como was. But his father was a fan of… [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]