John Wayne: The Genuine Article

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John Wayne: The Genuine Article provides readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This definitive book includes John Wayne Enterprises' collection of never-before-seen letters and telegrams as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne's unfinished memoir. Important milestones in the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer's life are also well documented here through anecdotes, photos, ...
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Overview


John Wayne: The Genuine Article provides readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This definitive book includes John Wayne Enterprises' collection of never-before-seen letters and telegrams as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne's unfinished memoir. Important milestones in the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer's life are also well documented here through anecdotes, photos, and visually rich ephemera including boots, hats, and saddles. The story of John Wayne's rise, reach, and influence in American culture is alive and well in this brilliant opus. With a foreword by Jimmy Carter and a preface by his son Ethan Wayne, John Wayne: The Genuine Article presents the complete story of how an ordinary man became a top box office draw for six decades, and a larger-than-life Icon known simply as the Duke.
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"A man's got to do what a man's got to do." "Out here, due process is a bullet." John Wayne's "speak low, speak slow, and don't say too much" film persona meshed almost perfectly with his day-to-day identity. John Wayne: The Genuine Article takes us into the life of the Hollywood legend, even as it celebrates his long career. Fully authorized by the John Wayne Enterprises estate, this unprecedented book contains extensive excerpts from the star's private letters, unfinished memoir, and other personal writings. It also contains family snapshots, film stills, reproductions of correspondence, and other memorabilia. This unique celebration gives us our fullest view yet of a genuine American icon.

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PubWest Book Design Awards 2014: Historical Book, Gold Award

“Paging through this beautiful hardcover is an interactive experience that captures the public and private life of John Wayne in an exciting, intimate, and unprecedented way. The 160-page book is worth careful study with its full-color photographs, memorabilia, reprinted letters, and remarkable anecdotes. Each turn of the page brings a new discovery about the cinematic legend. From Wayne’s childhood to his political ascent, handwritten letters, classic Western stills, as well as interviews with friends and family and excerpts from his unfinished memoir, John Wayne: The Genuine Article truly brings the legend to life."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608871162
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 94,940
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Goldman is a veteran entertainment-industry journalist and author. He has edited for Daily Variety and Millimeter magazines, and contributes regularly to American Cinematographer. He has written six books, including Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

Ethan Wayne, John Wayne’s youngest son, currently is president of Wayne Enterprises, the sole and exclusive steward of the John Wayne brand. In addition, Ethan also serves as director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF), a nonprofit organization established by the Wayne family following John Wayne's own heroic battle with cancer. Since its founding in 1985, the JWCF has supported awareness programs, education programs, and support groups in its mission to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer. Ethan lives in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

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    John Wayne is an American icon and this collection of photos, mo

    John Wayne is an American icon and this collection of photos, movie stills, and other Wayne memorabilia is a true delight. I highly recommend this picture journey into the life of John Wayne.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Excellent value in price and literary quality and entertainment

    My husband continues to enjoy this book which I purchased for him. There is so much to explore on the life of John Wayne ... He is the "Real Deal" and well known "Patriot".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Excellent Coffee Table Book

    Not exactly a "good read" but an excellent coffee table book. Very interesting information, copied memorabilia and photos.
    The lack of continuity of time line moved me back and forwards in the book on occasion - but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Get to know his thoughts!

    This was a gift for my husband, fan of J.W. Easy read and insightful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

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    This is a really interesting collection of photos and other mate

    This is a really interesting collection of photos and other materials about John Wayne. Nicely done. Five stars.

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