Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0056631: JOHN WAYNE

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A fantastic, one-of-a-kind piece: A bold, inscribed signature in blue fountain pen, acquired in-person on the cover of an American Airlines timetable for the 1960 Republican Convention held in Chicago, Illinois. When closed, the booklet measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches, and is in fine, crisp condition, with light bleed-through on the lower portion from prior scrapbook glue and a few stains in spots. Accompanied by an original vintage unsigned 5x7-inch candid snapshot of the Duke with the original recipient, who was a page at the convention. Wayne was a staunch supporter and lifelong friend of Richard M. Nixon, who lost the presidential election to John F Kennedy. 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).