Posts from Elly in thread „Brown Of Harvard (1926)“

    Hello Rob

    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