Duke, We're Glad We Knew You

Overview

To millions of movie fans, John Wayne was heroism personified, and to this day he is as big a star as he was in his prime. He was voted the 5th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly, the 4th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere magazine, and #13 Greatest Actor on the 50 Greatest Screen Legends list put out by the American Film Institute.

Here, in loving memory of the Duke thirty years after his death, is the updated and expanded edition of Duke, We're ...

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Overview

To millions of movie fans, John Wayne was heroism personified, and to this day he is as big a star as he was in his prime. He was voted the 5th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly, the 4th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere magazine, and #13 Greatest Actor on the 50 Greatest Screen Legends list put out by the American Film Institute.

Here, in loving memory of the Duke thirty years after his death, is the updated and expanded edition of Duke, We're Glad We Knew You, featuring never-before-seen photos and interviews. The legendary icon is made real through vivid anecdotes and observations from the insiders who worked, gambled, drank, and fought with the outsized personality that was John Wayne. Candid, funny, revealing, moving and inspiring, this two-fisted tribute shows John Wayne as the true here he was.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806531366
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 616,859
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Herb Fagen is a longtime fan of classic film and TV, and a regular contributor to the magazine Classic Images, and the author of White Hats and Silver Spurs for McFarland Publishing. He lives in Chicago.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Contributors x

Introduction xvi

The Unforgettable John Wayne... Ronald Reagan xxi

1 Clyde Morrison and Son 3

2 A Sister's Song 13

3 Pappy 22

4 Stagecoach and Stardom 34

5 The War Years: Dietrich, DeMille, and Dmytryk 46

6 The Hawks Connection 65

7 The Producer: Boetticher and The Bullfighter and the Lady 86

8 Hondo Lane and The Quiet Man 102

9 From Ethan Edwards to Genghis Khan: A Study in Contrast 117

10 The Alamo: A Noble Dream 127

11 Pappy's Last Hurrah 141

12 McLintock!, Maureen, and Majesty 152

13 C for Courage: The Duke's Finest Hour 159

14 Politics and the Sixties: Duke Under Siege 172

15 True Grit: A Well-Deserved Oscar 179

16 Maturity, Mirth, and Mentor 192

17 The Waning of the Western 202

18 Still Sexy at Sixty 217

19 A Hero for All Seasons 226

20 Duke's Last Ride by Miles Swarthout 233

21 Ernest Borgnine on the Duke 242

22 Duke as Cop by C. Courtney Joyner 244

23 Interview with A.C. Lyles 249

24 More Remembrances 253

25 The Duke in His Own Words 258

Epilogue: The Unbroken Legacy 262

Bibliography and Notes 265

Index 271

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