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Words are what men live by, words they say and mean
— John Wayne, Comancheros (1961)


the john wayne journal

Insider stories and news on the life and history of John Wayne


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The Legacy

John Wayne lived a long and colorful life with a prolific career that spanned an incredible 50 years. As one of the most beloved actors of our time, much has been written about his life, career and achievements.

When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.
— John Wayne
There are some things a man just can’t run away from.
— John Wayne, Stagecoach (1939)

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the mission

Our mission is to preserve and protect the name, image and likeness of John Wayne by associating the John Wayne brand with quality and timeless products and experiences that embody his spirit and give back to the community.

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our partners

Fulfilling the John Wayne Enterprises mission and building on his legacy

John Wayne Cancer Foundation

John Wayne beat lung cancer in 1964. He died 15 years later after a struggle of cancer of the stomach. During this difficult period, he became passionate about helping others fight this terrible disease. To honor his memory, his family created the John Wayne Cancer Foundation with the mission to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer. 

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John Wayne: the collector's edition

We are thrilled to bring you the Official John Wayne Collector's Edition, the first magazine wholly dedicated to bringing fans of Duke never-before-seen photos and unforgettable stories from the American icon's family and friends. Each issue of the 100-page deluxe magazine provides an intimate look at the larger-than-life legend.

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Duke Spirits

John Wayne was a hard-working man who perfected his craft as an actor. He was also a loyal friend to many, and was passionate about sharing a good drink with his friends. Our goal with the Duke was to make a Bourbon that embodies the spirit, strength and richness John Wayne personified while realizing his unfulfilled dream of distilling fine spirits.

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Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.
— John Wayne