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John Wayne : the man behind the myth

Author: Michael Munn
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensive look into the film career of actor John Wayne and discusses his movie roles and relationship to director John Ford, the reasons why he did not enlist during World War II, his marriages, and two desperate battles with cancer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Wayne; John Wayne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Munn
ISBN: 0451212444 9780451212443
OCLC Number: 53903636
Notes: Originally published: London : Robson Books, 2003.
Description: xiv, 386 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Communist conspiracy revealed --
From Marion to Duke --
Call him Wayne --
Happy trails, unhappy wedlock --
Enter Ringo --
B pictures and politics --
Dietrich and DeMille --
The war years --
Cold war in Hollywood --
A new bad marriage --
Stardom at last --
Wayne's crusade for freedom --
Quiet in Ireland --
Assassins --
From the mighty to the Mongols --
The bloody battle of Burbank --
Searching for the darkness --
Duke meets Nikita --
The Alamo --
Working twenty years for nothing --
Winning the West, the war, and wild Africa --
Life is a circus --
Licking the big C --
The Vietcong sniper --
Oscar --
Last roundup --
Dirty Duke --
The last ride --
The absolute all-time movie star --
Filmography.
Responsibility: Michael Munn.

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Presents a comprehensive look into the film career of actor John Wayne and discusses his movie roles and relationship to director John Ford, the reasons why he did not enlist during World War II, his marriages, and two desperate battles with cancer.

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