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JOHN WAYNE

$43.00

Bronze |7.76oz. |3.00in |60.00 mm

Your John Wayne high relief, ultra large  3″ bronze medal will arrive with a bronze-tone metal stand and also the 2004, USPS 37¢ mint unused postage stamp.

Scott 3876- John Wayne, Legends of Hollywood- MNH (S/A) 37c 2004- unused mint

 

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Legend of Hollywood

JOHN WAYNE  1907-1979 – Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed ‘Duke’, was an American actor, filmmaker and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. He was among the top box office draws for three decades. Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa but grew up in Southern California.

He was president of Glendale High School class of 1925. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident. He appeared mostly in bit parts, but his first leading role came in Raoul Walsh’s Western The Big Trail (1930), an early widescreen film epic which was a box-office failure. Only leading roles in numerous B movies followed during the 1930s, most of them also Westerns.

Wayne’s career was rejuvenated when John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939) made him an instant mainstream star. He starred in 142 motion pictures altogether, including the dozens with his name above the title produced before 1939. According to one biographer, “John Wayne personified for millions the nation’s frontier heritage. Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them he played cowboys, cavalrymen, and unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic’s central creation myth.

 

 

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