Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0056631: JOHN WAYNE

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Absolutely fantastic 1942 publicity portrait for The Spoilers, boldly signed and inscribed for a friend in black felt-tip pen: "Mark-- / It's later than you think! / Draw! / John Wayne /1972." In fine condition, with gentle edgewear. Western and war film icon John Wayne was nominated for Academy Awards for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and The Alamo (1960) before winning for 1969’s True Grit in 1970. His was elsewhere unforgettable— always playing some slight variation on the same character, who was, arguably, himself— in Stagecoach (1939), Reap the Wild Wind (1942), Angel and the Badman (1947), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), Hondo (1953), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Longest Day (1962), How the West Was Won (1962), The Green Berets (1968), and The Cowboys (1972).