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Take a Sneak Peek of The Official Collector's Edition John Wayne, Vol. 46— Heart of Gold, 20 Stories that Reveal the Real Duke

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LEGACY OF KINDNESS Whether they were his friends, family, fans or coworkers, everyone who crossed paths with John Wayne considered him to be among the kindest people they’d ever encountered. “When he hugged me, it’s like the world was hugging me.” —ANN-MARGRET, DUKE’S CO-STAR IN THE TRAIN ROBBERS (1973) “Even if he disagreed with you, he’d want to hear your argument. And he might say ‘I don’t agree with you,’ but he would always let you say your piece.” —EDWARD FAULKNER, JOHN WAYNE’S FREQUENT CO-STAR “I never saw Duke display hatred toward those who scorned him. Oh, he could use...

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Take a Sneak Peek of The Official Collector's Edition John Wayne, Vol. 45— What Would Duke Do?Lessons Learned from the Duke's Life and Films

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“From his unwavering confidence to his refusal to quit, John Wayne is someone many folks hope to be like when the going gets tough—and that’s just based on the man they saw on the screen. At home, I’m proud to say, Duke was just as much of a role model, someone who seemed to have the knowhow for handling any situation. We’ll look at moments from John Wayne’s films as well as anecdotes from his personal life in order to glean timeless tips for overcoming life’s challenges. Hopefully, the next time you’re faced with a difficult scenario, you can simply...

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Take a Sneak Peek of The Official Collector's Edition John Wayne, Vol. 44— 100 Greatest Quotes Ranked & Rated

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A Resonant Legacy “ As Captain Jake Cutter famously says in 1961’s The Comancheros, “Words are what men live by...words they say and mean.” Though spoken by one of his characters, this quote could have just as easily come from the mouth of the real Duke. That’s the case with many of the most memorable lines from my father’s films. Whether intimidating, profound or just plain funny, the dialogue uttered by John Wayne characters consistently contains greater truths that resonate long after the end credits roll. In the following pages, we’ll look back on the greatest words ever spoken by...

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Hidden Gems: The Most Surprising Must-See Moment's of Duke's Career —Take a Sneak Peek of The Official Collector's Edition John Wayne, Vol. 43

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Cinema Spotlights! “In his efforts to constantly improve his craft, he made many film and television appearances that sometimes slip under the radar when discussing his body of work. Viewed today, these undersung entries tell a story beyond the ones playing out between the characters on screen, speaking directly to Duke’s desire to get it right.” —Ethan Wayne   The High and Mighty By the 1950s, John Wayne’s characters had already faced plenty of perilous situations on the big screen. From floods to fires to bloodthirsty bandits, the types of dangers Duke’s heroes typically encountered would likely scare the bejesus out...

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Take a Sneak Peek at John Wayne Special Collector's Edition, Volume 42--Gallery of Greatness

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Duke took great care to preserve the personal items that represented the many different aspects of his life. In The Official John Wayne Collector’s Edition, Volume 42 you’ll find a gallery-like presentation of everything from wardrobe pieces to personal letters to merchandise items. Whether they’re of sentimental significance or an iconic part of cinematic history, each of these items offers an intimate look at the life of a legend.   Duke traditionally celebrated the wrap of a production by giving the cast and crew members custom ceramic mugs as gifts to commemorate their time together. 1. A mug given to...

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