Just posted an updated version of the early film career of John Wayne here
a couple of NEW previoulsy unknown film references on there
Thanks for this I will have to try to get a copy and get a free more stills to post here.
Does anyone have any of these articles and would be willing to let me have a copy please?
have trawled the internet to no avail!
John Wayne, “It Happened Like This,”American Weekly, November 7, 1954
"JohnWayne's boyhood memories" Photoplay vol 82 November 1972
MauriceZolotow "John Wayne: the boy, the man, the star - the Duke" ExtraJuly 1979
This is why I do not post so much on this board anymore. Far too much "Off topic" JUNK to read through before you get to anything interesting or to the point.
MODERATORS Can't you filter out or at least move this so that the thread reamins about what it says it is and nothing else? PLEASE!
Did you have any luck selling your collection? that was a great list of items.
Hi No luck but then I did nto do much in the way of advertising it.
So its still here if your interested?
Well the reply was swift short and to the point!!! I have copied it here.
I still think it is worth others emailing this guy with the same request.
From: Lubliner, Roni (NBCUniversal) [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 17 June 2013 18:09
Subject: RE: Adventure's end 1937 starring John Wayne
If it hasn’t been up until now, it never will.
And I for one am glad you are reactive. :^) Your insights and posts on the early days are part of what drew me here.
Look out for a small write -up I am just about finishing on the early days and my research into that.
hoping to get it posted in the next few weeks.
I have this information re Brown of Harvard
“…among them Francis X. Bushman (for whom Duke had doubled in Brown of Harvard while still a USC student)” Page 118
“Brown of Harvard (MGM 1925)…Duke cited this as his first appearance on film, a collegiate football picture in which he doubled on the playing field for Francis X. Bushman jr. Pexy Eckles was an extra in the grandstand scenes. Neither received billing” Page 389
Shepherd, Donald and Slatzer, Robert withGrayson, Dave. Duke the Life and times of John Wayne, Sphere books UK, 1986. ISBN 0751507814. Donald Shepherd, Robert Slatzer and DaveGrayson were all personal friends of John Wayne. Slatzer (as Robert F Slatzer) was thedirector of No Substitute for victory,a documentary in which John Wayne was the narrator. Dave Grayson, as John Wayne’s personal makeup artist was on set with Duke for every film he made in the last 15 years of his life. Mr. Grayson kept extensive journals, which together with his personal recollections, were used in this book.
“The film is noteworthy as the first known screen appearance of John Wayne (then still known as Marion Morrison). He and several other USC footballers served as stand-ins for the actors. Wayne doubled for Francis X. Bushman, Jr.” Page 54
Landesman, Fred. The John Wayne Filmography, McFarland & Company, Inc.,2007. ISBN 0786432527.
“Wayne can be seen on the football field as number 17.”
“[Duke] did some extra work in films like Brown of Harvard.”
John Waynestory the early years Video documentary 2001 GT Media
Hope this helps
I am surprised Universal would say they do not own the copyright to Adventure's End.
Universal Pictures Co., Inc. renewed the film's copyright on September 21, 1965 (renewal number R368573), about two months before the initial 28-year expiration.
It could be that the person at Universal who phoned you is simply wrong, or legal claim to the film was subsequently sold outright to another entity (e.g. a television distributor).
As Bob got this email as the Universal contact from LOC
I think we should ALL email this guy and quote Neil above and ask when it will be released on DVD using LOC reference copy. Who knows if enough people nag him he may just do something if only to stop the email coming!
My granny always said "Shy bairns get nowt"
So this is the email I just sent
Hello Mr Lubliner
Please can you advise when Adventure's end 1937 starring JOHN WAYNE will be released onto DVD. I am asking on behalf of myself and the thousands of other JW fans who would love to buy this and indeed see it. One of the few remaining JW films not released.
I have this information from Library of Congress who hold a reference copy and below that information from US Copyright Offices stating that Universal renewed the copyright.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you in advance for your assistance.
INFORMATION FROM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
We have the following 35mm element for ADVENTURE'S END (1937) in our collection:
ADVENTURE'S END (1937)
LC CALL NUMBER: FPD 1576-1582 (composite master positive)
COLLECTION: AFI/UNIVERSAL PICTURES COLLECTION
At this time we do not have a viewable print of the film, but a reference copy can be made available for on-site viewing only.
Duplication of ADVENTURE'S END required written permission from Universal Pictures:
Universal Studios Media Licensing
100 Universal City Plaza, 1440/15
Universal City, CA 91608 USA
Contact: Roni Lubliner
Phone: (818) 777-1273
Fax: (818) 866-2399
Web site: <https://www.universalclips.com/Search.aspx#>
I hope this information is helpful.
Moving Image Section
Library of Congress
INFORMATION FROM US COPYRIGHT OFFICES
Universal Pictures Co., Inc. renewed the film's ( Adventure's end 1937) copyright on September 21, 1965 (renewal number R368573), about two months before the initial 28-year expiration.
Sorry it has been a while to get a reply! been a bit ill and very busy with the living!
Yes I still have it all for sale
Did you have any luck selling your collection? that was a great list of items.
If you are still with us I am reactive on the board these days LOL If you want a copy send me a PM thanks Elly
Thanks so much for posting these.
Wonderful pictures and a great article thanks!
Does anyone know of a published bio on Andy Devine
of him actually saying he was one of the stunt swimmers in Noah's Ark?
I know JW said that he and Andy were stunt swimmers but it would be nice to have confirmation from Andy as well.
Thanks Elly, I'll amend it,
Just going on what the general internet had to say.
Please continue to keep an eye open on these
rare movies, so we can strive to show correct movie status
I prefer to keep both eyes open when I am watching them LOL
I will email you a list of JF films 1925 -1931 with notes whether they are lost or not
Lightnin' is a 1925 silent comedy film considered lost.
Starring Jay Hunt, Wallace MacDonald,
Richard Travers, J. Farrell MacDonald
Amusing silent comedy, full of folksy humor,
adapted by Frances Marion
from the play by Frank Baron and Winchell Smith.
Remade in 1930 with Will Rogers.
This is not lost I watched it a couple of weeks ago! A fairly good print of it I got from Ioffer.com
I have recently received and watched the Warner archive version of Noah's ark.
IMHO it is no better than the copy I already had on DVD recorded from TV (MOMA restored version).
Warner version is the MOMA restored version on DVD-R or DVD+R (always get these mixed up sorry) No extras etc.
BUT at least there is an official DVD of this film out there so some progress.
Not exactly a "Duke book" but a place to buy at great discounts!
I ordered this last week (cannot wait to read it!)
Lloyd Hamilton: Poor Boy Comedian of Silent Cinema (Paperback)
By Anthony Balducci
I just got an email from the company offering me 10% off everything I order and telling me they have refunded 10% off this book as a promo was not applied correctly.
WELL! The book was discounted by 20% when I ordered it so now I have gotten a total of 30% OFF and the company do
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
I am well pleased! Not only a great book judging by the reviews but a great price!
While there is a resemblance to Duke, nose, in particular, and height, neither the Mrs. or I think its him. Especially $22.50 worth. To me the giveaway is that, while Mr. Sherman has a cigarette, the other fellow does not.
there is also a resemblence to Joel McRea and James Arness but I dont think it is either of these
WHERE DO YOU GET THE TIME? LOL