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John Wayne Was Here: The Film Locations and Favorite Places of an American Icon (Paperback)

John Wayne Was Here: The Film Locations and Favorite Places of an American Icon By Roland Schaefli Cover Image
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John Wayne worked on film sets around the globe. This book follows the trail, from his beginnings on the Fox backlot to his final filming in Lone Pine, California. Locations in Mexico, Normandy, Rome, Madrid, London, Ireland, Libya and Africa are covered, along with his favorite vacation spots in Hawaii, Acapulco, Greece, Monaco, and the Hollywood hot-spots he frequented. Anecdotes revisit his most famous scenes, including Rooster Cogburn's charge in True Grit (1969) and Davy Crockett's last stand in The Alamo (1960). Production details describe how San Diego stood in for Iwo Jima, how Old Tucson was turned into El Dorado, and how Genghis Kahn ruled over the deserts of Utah. Never before published photos present then-and-now views in this first of its kind guided tour for film location hunters and Wayne aficionados.

About the Author


Roland Schaefli has been a writer for movie magazines and a journalist for various news media for 30 years. He has published several books, including a travel guide on European film locations. He lives in Gachnang, Switzerland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476680064
ISBN-10: 147668006X
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: May 27th, 2021
Pages: 319
Language: English