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 True Grit
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...

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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...

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Two for the Show

Two for the Show

John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn) with Kim Darby on the set of True Grit (1969) in Ridgway, CO. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s new...

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A Big Production

A Big Production

John Wayne on the set of True Grit in Ridgway, Colorado To Honor the 50-Year Anniversary of True Grit, Old West Fest brings another classic to town....

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A Glittering Talent

A Glittering Talent

Tailor Nudie Cohn, famous designer and style icon widely known for inventing the Nudie Suit, embellishing with everything from fringe and...

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John Wayne Grit Series

John Wayne Grit Series

Show your grit in the fight against cancer and join us in a series of runs as we gallop through iconic John Wayne movie locations and rugged Western...

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Anchors Away!

Anchors Away!

Photo courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events Step aboard John Wayne’s yacht to experience what made Wild Goose such a special place for the...

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A Golden Moment

A Golden Moment

John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell. ©2019 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Hold onto your hat! True Grit is turning 50 with a two-day...

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John Wayne and the Oscars

John Wayne and the Oscars

John Wayne walking onstage to accept his Oscar for his performance in True Grit (1969). Photo courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

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