THE JOURNAL

The Journal is a collection of stories that celebrate the legacy of John Wayne through art, events, special collaborations, and more.

Posts in Duke
On Location: Duke in Durango

On Location: Duke in Durango

John Wayne on the set of The Sons of Katie Elder (1965). Mosey down the memory lane of motion pictures with the first installment of On Location...

read more
Duke’s Day

Duke’s Day

John Wayne with his youngest son Ethan. The man of the moment is still the man in Texas, period. Written by Jenn Thornton There are folks...

read more
Western Renaissance

Western Renaissance

LEADING LADIES, FROM HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE TO TODAY, PRESENT A VITAL FEMALE PORTRAIT OF THE GRIT AND GLORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST Written by...

read more
A Shared Crusade

A Shared Crusade

  President Richard Nixon and John Wayne The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum pays tribute to the landmark Cancer Act on its 50th...

read more
Irish Charm

Irish Charm

Ashford Castle in the heart of County Mayo in Ireland. If the walls of Ashford Castle could talk, they’d tell of the day Duke dropped by while...

read more
Big Jake at 50

Big Jake at 50

  John Wayne, Patrick Wayne and Christopher Mitchum in Big Jake. Bringing together John Wayne and his three sons, the endearing 1971 Western...

read more
Destination, Hollywood

Destination, Hollywood

Delve into the art and magic of moviemaking at the sprawling new Academy Museum—and take a fresh look at one of John Wayne’s most notable films, The...

read more
The Western Imagination

The Western Imagination

“The Western,” courtesy of the Library of America A writer, an award and John Wayne—sounds like a pretty good story. Written by Jenn Thornton In...

read more
Saddlery to Stardom

Saddlery to Stardom

The small Colorado saddle shop that John Wayne brought to Hollywood and beyond. Written by JocLene Davey Decades after his death, and still a...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 7

Duke’s Legacy: Part 7

In honor of Father’s Day comes the seventh photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. MARISA WAYNE Marisa is Duke’s youngest daughter...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 6

Duke’s Legacy: Part 6

In honor of Father’s Day comes the sixth photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. ETHAN WAYNE Ethan is John Wayne’s youngest son...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 5

Duke’s Legacy: Part 5

In honor of Father’s Day comes the fifth photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. Aissa in the director’s chair reading her dad’s...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 4

Duke’s Legacy: Part 4

In honor of Father’s Day comes the fourth photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. Melinda gives her dad a hug. MELINDA WAYNE MUNOZ...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 3

Duke’s Legacy: Part 3

In honor of Father’s Day comes the third photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. Patrick with his dad on set of the western film...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 2

Duke’s Legacy: Part 2

In honor of Father’s Day comes the second photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. MARY ANOTONIA WAYNE Born in 1936, Mary Antonia,...

read more
Duke’s Legacy: Part 1

Duke’s Legacy: Part 1

In honor of Father’s Day comes the first photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. MICHAEL WAYNE Born in 1934, Michael was John...

read more
Day of the Duke

Day of the Duke

John Wayne on the set of The Alamo, c. 1960. A Lone Star State-inspired capsule collection marks the return of John Wayne Day—and Duke’s status as...

read more