Tuesday, February 28, 2012

John Wayne's Irish Roots

An interesting video I found on You Tube, talking about John Wayne's connection to Northern Ireland. Enjoy!

Well, apparently, You Tube isn't going to allow me to post the video here, so here is the link:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Ethan Wayne!

Happy Birthday Ethan Wayne! Mr. Wayne is 50 years old (yesterday)

John Ethan Wayne, better known by his stage name Ethan Wayne (born February 22, 1962 in Encino, California, also billed under his given name) is an American actor, son of actor John Wayne and his third wife Pilar Pallete Wayne. Ethan grew up in Newport Beach where he shared his father's love of the ocean and outdoors. His name was in direct relation to John Wayne's character in The Searchers, Ethan Edwards.
Ethan started doing stunt work after the death of his father in 1979, his first film was The Blues Brothers, then went on to work as an actor. He played Little Jake in his father's film Big Jake, in the NBC TV movie The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, as Edward Taylor in 1986, Storm Logan on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (with Robert Mitchum's granddaughter Carrie Mitchum, whom he had met on the Big Jake set), 1987 through 1988 which led to a lot of work overseas, and his role as Officer Matt Doyle on The New Adam-12 (Universal Studios) 1989 through 1991.
He now manages John Wayne Enterprises (www.johnwayne.com) and serves as the Director of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and created its Team DUKE fundraising program (www.teamduke.org).
Brother of Aissa and Marisa, and is the half-brother of Patrick, Toni, Melinda, and Michael Wayne.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Learn more about Ethan Wayne by checking out his IMDb page

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ned Scott Archive

Came across the Ned Scott Archive this morning, and had a wonderful time enjoying all of the John Wayne photos. There are some that I have seen before, but also some that were new to me. I would heartily recommend heading over there to see his wonderful photos. Here is the link to the page: http://www.thenedscottarchive.com/galleries/film-stars/john-wayne-photos.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

John Wayne vs Clint Eastwood

For those of you who have always wondered who would win in a showdown between John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, I give you this:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 John Wayne Birthday Celebration

Make space in your calendar to attend the 2012 John Wayne Birthday Celebration on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th. John Ford's beloved The Quiet Man will be featured.

See the Midwest Premiere of the "Dreaming The Quiet Man" documentary about the making of the film with a Special Reception following, attend a live performance of Maurice Walsh's "The Quiet Man" adapted for the stage by Frank Mahon, enjoy live Irish music at The Little Dublin Irish Pub, and thrill to the 5K Inisfree Race. There will be FREE showings of "The Quiet Man" at the Iowa Theatre, the John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner and auction, and so much more!

Visit http://www.johnwaynebirthplace.org/birthday for more information!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Interviews with Hugh O'Brien and Sherry Jackson

I recently came across two interviews, one with Hugh O'Brien and the other with Sherry Jackson. Since both had worked with John Wayne, I was curious to see if they made mention of him. Both did. Here are the interviews:

Interviews: Classic TV Stars Hugh O’Brian, Sherry Jackson

CHICAGO – In the days when there were only three networks and less remote controls, TV stars were fewer and fame was rarer. Both Hugh O’Brian on “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” (1955) and Sherry Jackson on “Make Room for Daddy“ (1953) achieved some notoriety in those early days of television.
O’Brian and Jackson appeared at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show (now called “The Hollywood Show”) in 2011, and HollywoodChicago.com was there to interview them, along with photographer Joe Arce, who captured both stars in Exclusive Portraits.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lee Marvin on John Ford and John Wayne

I recently came across a video interview with Lee Marvin (actually this is part 4 of the interview), where he talks about John Ford and John Wayne. As you probably know, Marvin worked on a few John Ford films, and did three films with John Wayne (The Comancheros, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Donovan's Reef). At any rate, here's the video, and I hope you enjoy it.

Lee Marvin was a remarkable actor, and I have always enjoyed watching his films. Being able to watch him in a film with John Wayne is an added bonus.