Did You Know.........................

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      John Wayne . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . had a box at Dodger Stadium but rarely used it.

      . . . . . . . . favorite crime show was Hawaii FIve-O.

      . . . . . . . . liked to cook.

      . . . . . . . . had a television set mounted in his bedroom ceiling.

      Cheers :cool:
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
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      Did you know that John Wayne . . . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . . collected comic books, Kachina western dolls, and cowboy outfits?

      . . . . . . . . . didn't watch his old movies because of the editiong and the westerns lost effect on small television screens?

      . . . . . . . . . had his boots made by Lucchese Boot Company in San Antronio, Texas?

      . . . . . . . . . favorite horse wsa named Banner? He used Banner in every Wayne western from 1940-54.

      . . . . . . . . . owned "26 Bar Ranch" in Stanfield Arizona, consisting of 17,000 acres? It was headquartered in Springerville, Arizona.

      Cheers :cool:
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
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      There is another little boot company from Beggs, Okla called Blucher Custom Boots that made boots for the Duke. They still have his signed tickets at the shop.

      Here's a little write up about them.
      nationalcowboymuseum.org/Research/r_a_bluc.html

      and here's their web site.

      blucherboots.com/index.html
      Tbone


      "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."
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      Jay J. Foraker wrote:

      The pronunciation of Lucchese is deceptive - It's "Loo-CASE-y."


      Thanks Jay for the proper pronunciation of the boot company.

      Cheers :cool:
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
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      Did you you that John Wayne . . . . . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . . . . fell off his horse during the filming of The Undefeated and dislocated his shoulder? He called this a "jinx" film.

      . . . . . . . . . . . was named "Favorite Actor" in a Photoplay Award in 1969?

      . . . . . . . . . . . and Lassie were presenters at "The Golden Glode Awards" on February 21, 1966?

      . . . . . . . . . . . rode an Appaloosa stallion in El Dorado which belonged Howard Hawks?

      . . . . . . . . . . . crossed the Atlantic Ocean in The Wild Goose for the filming of Circus World in Europe?

      Cheers :cool:
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
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      Did you you that John Wayne . . . . . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . . . sprinkled his eggs with celery salt?

      . . . . . . . . . . averaged a 94 grade in all of his high school subjects?

      . . . . . . . . . . liked to cook?

      . . . . . . . . . . defended Sanford and Son and All In the Family because these shows made us laugh at ourselves?

      . . . . . . . . . . favorite crime show was Hawaii Five-O?

      . . . . . . . . . . owned a share of Al Capp's comic book publishing company?

      Cheers :cool: Hondo
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
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      Hondo Duke Lane wrote:

      Did you you that John Wayne . . . . . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . . . 's favorite crime show was Hawaii Five-O?

      Yeah . . . I didn't know it, but it's just one more thing to like about the man. I, too, really like Hawaii Five-O.

      "Book'em Dano"

      Mrs. C :angel1:

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      Did you you that John Wayne . . . . . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . . . 's star appears at 1541 Vine Street in front of the Merv Griffin Theatre?

      . . . . . . . . . . was a crack pistol and rifle shot?

      . . . . . . . . . . and Janet Leigh both had the same last name of Morrison before becoming stars?

      . . . . . . . . . . owned a shrimp boat out of panama?

      . . . . . . . . . . owned a custom-built Winnebago?

      . . . . . . . . . . wore his watch crystal inwards?

      Cheers :cool: Hondo
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote
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      Did you you that John Wayne . . . . . . . . . .

      . . . . . . . . . . earned $35.00 a week as a prop boy moving furniture on movie sets?

      . . . . . . . . . .hearded geese on the set of John Ford's Mother Machree?

      . . . . . . . . . .'s first job was pciking apricots on his summer vacations?

      . . . . . . . . . .worked on an ice truck while in college?

      . . . . . . . . . .'s biggest disappointments was when he lost his appointment to Annapolis? This is one reason why he liked to play military-related roles.

      . . . . . . . . . .won The Southern California Shakespeare Oratory Contest for his recital of Cardinal Wolsey's farewell speech in Henry VIII?

      Cheers :cool: Hondo
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      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
      - John Wayne quote