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Who Were John Wayne's Movie Star Friends?

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Throughout his career, John Wayne was in high demand. Beyond the Hollywood executives who wanted to attach the name “John Wayne” to their next big project, those who got to know Duke both on set and off were often struck by his warm and welcoming presence. He befriended countless co-stars and crew members as well as plenty of folks outside the film industry who were among the biggest and brightest stars of the era. To John Wayne, though, they were simply people who, like him, knew that a good time is always better when shared in the company of others....

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John Wayne's Greatest Roles: Ethan Edwards in The Searchers

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For half a century, John Wayne forged a legacy as one of the most beloved stars of American cinema. Whether he was playing a rugged and rowdy rancher, a justice-seeking lawman or a fearless soldier on the frontlines of battle, Duke always gave his all in every role he stepped into. Now, after considering the opinions of John Wayne's incredible film career. Despite the ways in which they vary, this collection of iconic characters all share one common thread: the incomparable charisma of John Wayne. Get our entire list of Duke's 50 Greatest Roles in Volume 33 of the Official...

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The Love Story of John Wayne and Pilar Pallete

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Ever since he began his now-iconic career, much has been said about John Wayne. But as we look back on his life, nothing can compare to the lasting impression of the man's own words. Whether he was speaking about his approach to acting or his love for his family and his country, Duke was always direct and always inspiring. As we revisit some of John Wayne's most memorable quotes in Volume 32, we can see a clear image of the man himself. Because as iconic as he became, he never stopped viewing himself as an ordinary guy just trying to live...

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Look Inside: The John Wayne Ultimate Puzzle Book, Vol. 3

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With a career that spanned 50 years on the silver screen, John Wayne forged one of the greatest legacies in Hollywood history. Along the way, Duke also amassed a die-hard fan base. The passion displayed by those who love him seems to know no bounds—and that enthusiasm remains as strong as ever even decades after his passing. Now, fans of John Wayne can prove just how familiar they are with the legend. From his most memorable films to his iconic quotes and even trivia about his family and friends, this is the true test of knowledge for the ultimate fan of John...

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Bruce Lee and the Value of You

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The name Bruce Lee is an enticing, shiny object full of action and swag. So it's easy to focus on those aspects of his life that took place in the spotlight: his performances on film, his masterful demonstrations of martial arts, his seriously cool sense of style. But the reason these things grab our attention is because he was acutely dedicated to fully discovering and expressing himself. Volume 6 of The Official Bruce Lee Collector's Edition explores exactly how his ideas of self-actualization, practice and honest self-expression propelled him to the top of his fields and created a unique and...

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