Good Times, Bad Times : John Wayne’s Wife Pilar Says She Wrote Book to Protect an Image, Tell Children Real Story

They met on a movie set on the edge of a Peruvian jungle in 1952. She was Pilar Pallete, an exotically beautiful young Peruvian movie actress with one movie to her credit and a failed eight-month marriage to an American airline executive behind her. He was John Wayne, the ruggedly handsome, middle-aged American movie star […]

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‘Duke,’ an American Hero

By RICHARD F. SHEPARD In more than 200 films made over 50 years, John Wayne saddled up to become the greatest figure of one of America’s greatest native art forms, the western. The movies he starred in rode the range from out-of-the-money sagebrush quickies to such classics as “Stagecoach” and “Red River.” He won an […]

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Ann-Margret & the Duke

Two of the most exciting film stars – one a luscious young blonde and the other a leather-skinned, weather-beaten oldtimer meet in a western about a stolen half-million in gold. The golden gal is Ann-Margret, whose star has been soaring brighter than ever though she took a tumble during a night club performance which nearly […]

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