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    • Re: How Do You Became A John Wayne Fan?

      Thank you for the welcome. Really don't have any connections other that scanning the net for vintage Wayne signatures. I have always strictly dealt with well known
      UACC autograph dealers over the years, but some of my items came through private collections. I would'nt suggest anyone without knowlege buy a signature privetely as it's too easy to get burnt. The script is truely a one of a kind piece, but I think my favorite is the handwritten card to his mom. Duke has written how he misses his mother and due to his filming schedule he would not be able to see her over the Thanksgiving Holiday...ALL HANDWRITTEN! Best of all he signed it "Marion aka Duke"
      On a letter to Hal Wallis, Duke has signed "Your Ever Lovin Duke or Rooster" Just the thought of owning these items brings a smile to my face on a bad day. I hope they are passed down through my family for many years to come! I really don't buy much any more with the exception to something with a great inscription. I recently bought a life magizine cover which reads "IF I must be hung, May it be at McGinlly High. John Wayne"...not really sure what it means, but thought it was a great western reference. I am still looking for a John Wayne bank check. Although scarce, I know that they are out there! :wink_smile:
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      Hello and welcome to the forum, truegrit1969. Make yourself at home. Thanks for sharing your story about the autographs you possess. That Shootist script is an awesome find. If your going to pass those items down through your family, I'm going over to Ancestry.com and seeing if I can trace my family tree and tie it into yours. We could be distant cousins. :))):

      Mark
      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
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      chester7777 wrote:

      As a matter of fact, there's a bunch of John Wayne lovin' cousins around
      here. Just one big happy family! :))):

      Mark,as Jim says,
      We don't have to trace our roots,
      we're obviously all related, we must be!!!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
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      I also welcome both Duches61 & Truegrit69 to the board.
      When I first join I did not know what to expect, or how long i would stay. But as time pasted you come to think of a lot of this members as friends. But like Duke and some of his friends did not always agree. You respect the other person opinion.
      You both can have a good time here. Meeting know friends.
      Also tell us a little more about yourselfs.
      TAKE CARE.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''
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      I was born in '42 and grew up. Now with all the Cd's and statellite. I watch Duke's
      movies over and over. Visted Newport Beach in 1994. Took a tour and they pointed out
      his round house, three of his yacht's, including the minesweeper. Also,where some of
      the "Sands of Iwo Jima" was filmed, all houses by then.
      I just bought "There rode a legend", tells and show his ranch in Arizona. I really
      enjoyed Patrick Wayne in the movies.
      In 2007 went to Ireland, to Cong a nice place to visit, took a Quiet Man tour", really
      enjoyed it. It was June and salmon were running there. Also saw the bridge and the train station. The bar building was not a bar yet, but they said it was going to be.
      Bought Maureen O'hara's bio., good and a book on the making of "The Quiet Man"
      Don't remake it, that's all they will show on TV from then on. Like that awful stagecoach by willie nelson.
      God Bless Duke's family, with faith in God and long happy lives,
      ColKid
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      colkid,

      First of all - WELCOME to the Original John Wayne Message Board, where fans come to have FUN, and without a doubt the friendliest forum dedicated to John Wayne your likely to find anywhere, bar none! You have joined an international community of fans who are not only friendly, but quite knowledgeable regarding the life and career of John Wayne, but a variety of other subjects as well.

      You've been to so many Duke related locations, we hope you might be able to go to the festivities in Winterset at the end of May! We are hoping to be there as well!

      Again, welcome, and we hope to get to know you better in the days and weeks to come.

      Chester :newyear: and the Mrs. :angel1:
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      Hi Colkid,

      WELCOME to The JWMB-
      The Original John Wayne Message Board
      where fans come to have fun!

      Please take a look around,
      we're a friendly bunch of folks,
      and there is a wealth of information to see,
      regarding the great man.

      You may find these links useful:-


      John Wayne:- A Newbies Guide to Duke


      Link to Duke's Movies, Co-Stars- Pals Of The Saddle and Movie Locations
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
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      I also went to winterset,Ia one, they closed the door on the house at 5p.m,
      We arrrived about 5:15, walked around and looked in the windows. Bought some
      gas and talked to several of the locals. The town tried to get Duke to come back
      and visit,but he never did.
      We go to minneapolis every year, so go by on the freeway, winterset is about
      15 miles off and a small nice little town.
    • Re: How Do You Became A John Wayne Fan?

      colkid60 wrote:

      I also went to winterset,Ia one, they closed the door on the house at 5p.m,
      We arrrived about 5:15, walked around and looked in the windows. Bought some
      gas and talked to several of the locals. The town tried to get Duke to come back
      and visit,but he never did.
      We go to minneapolis every year, so go by on the freeway, winterset is about
      15 miles off and a small nice little town.


      colkid60, let me add my welcome here on this message board. When traveling on the Interstate, and you come up to the exit in Winterset, is there a sign on the highway also mentioning The Birthplace of John Wayne?

      Cheers :cool: Hondo Duke Lane


      "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:

      When traveling on the Interstate, and you come up to the exit in Winterset, is there a sign on the highway also mentioning The Birthplace of John Wayne?
      Cheers :cool: Hondo Duke Lane


      Yes, on Interstate 80 there is a large State highway sign indicating the Birthplace exit, then its about 15 miles south.

      Chester :newyear:

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      Hello everybody...my story is one you have heard many times before...my Father was a fan of his movies, and I remember watching them on British Television as a child....

      Recently, decided to watch them all again...and all these memories came flooding back....damn...I'd forgotten just how good he was....

      Found this site by accident while surfing for John Wayne photos...and think I may never leave...and I've just arrived !!!!!!
    • Re: How Do You Became A John Wayne Fan?

      RedRiverDee wrote:

      Hello everybody...my story is one you have heard many times before...my Father was a fan of his movies, and I remember watching them on British Television as a child....

      Recently, decided to watch them all again...and all these memories came flooding back....damn...I'd forgotten just how good he was....

      Found this site by accident while surfing for John Wayne photos...and think I may never leave...and I've just arrived !!!!!!



      Welcome RedRiverDee, your story is similar to mine, so I started a website. :wink_smile:

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