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Description: JOHN WAYNE
(1907 - 1979) American film star, "The Duke" embodied the all-American hero in dozens of westerns and battle pictures. I.S.P. 8" x 10" b/w photograph of Wayne in his celebrated role of Marshsal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn in the 1969 film, True Grit, signed and inscribed at the right: "Best Wishes Verna & Kenny John Wayne". Very minor soiling at extreme left margin, else very fine condition. Offered together with a T.L.S. "John Wayne" 1p. 8vo. on his personal letterhead enclosing the above signed photograph, and adding, "...Since Paramount Pictures produced and owns 'True Grit' there is no possible way that I can help you obtain a print.". Usual folds else fine condition. Also together with the original transmittal envelope.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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