John Wayne: The Genuine Article

John Wayne: The Genuine Article

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by Michael Goldman
     
 

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John Wayne: The Genuine Article is a poignant photographic journey, celebrating the life of a cinematic legend. This intimate glimpse into the Duke’s personal and public lives, from filmmaking and the military to politics and life at home, showcases rare full-color family snapshots, iconic film stills, and unique memorabilia, includingSee more details below

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John Wayne: The Genuine Article is a poignant photographic journey, celebrating the life of a cinematic legend. This intimate glimpse into the Duke’s personal and public lives, from filmmaking and the military to politics and life at home, showcases rare full-color family snapshots, iconic film stills, and unique memorabilia, including reproductions of letters, telegrams, and personal notes—all collected from and authorized by the John Wayne estate. Excerpts from Wayne’s private letters and his unfinished memoir reflect his personality, and interviews with close family and personal friends bring to life one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, appealing to fans of Hollywood and Americana alike.

Capturing important milestones of this larger-than-life figure, the book covers his childhood and college years, his early days in Hollywood, the westerns, the war films, his support of the troops, his rise as a political figure, his relationships with John Ford and other Hollywood luminaries, and his personal interests and family life. From cowboy boots and saddles to handwritten letters and classic film stills, the illustrations tell the true story of the man behind the legend.

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Publishing Professionals Network Annual Book Award: Trade, Image Driven category

PubWest Book Design Awards 2014: Historical Book, Gold Award

IPPY Award: Biography, Gold Award

IBPA Ben Franklin Award: Biography, Gold Award

Will Rogers Gold Medallion Awards: Outstanding Merit/Excellence in Printing and Publication – Insight Editions and Author – Michael Goldman

“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:
06/04/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
271,809
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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