Click on any of the John Wayne US Posters 1950s-1970s Wing pieces below to enlarge, then use the arrows on the screen or your keyboard to peruse the rest.
John Wayne US Posters 1950s-1970s
In a way, Duke was at the peak of his career in the 1950’s. The public loved him. He had four children from a previous marriage, and he would have three more children with Pilar. He was coming into a very fruitful time in his career in the 1950’s. Some of his best movies were yet to be made. Movies like The High and the Mighty and The Searchers came from these years.
Duke would go into the 1960’s and 1970’s as first an icon and then an aging icon. The posters in this wing span from 1951 to 1978 with The Shootist, Duke’s last film. Why not let the Duke speak for himself?
John Wayne Quotes:
“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from today.”
“Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway.”
“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.”
“I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if The Big Trail had been a success and launched me as a star.”
“I suppose my best attribute if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that’s the way I am.”
“My folks always let me go to the movies every Saturday. We were really motion-picture goers.”
“I never have really become accustomed to the “John”. Nobody ever really calls me John…I’ve always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It’s a name that goes well together, and it’s like one word – John Wayne.”