By Michael Munn
From Publishers Weekly in accordance with this congenial biography by means of movie journalist Munn, motion picture legend Wayne (1907–1979) was once a troublesome employee who held tight to his ideals and what he concept he should still exhibit on reveal. Wayne's profession did have its proportion of controversy (although he starred in cutthroat battle motion pictures, Wayne did not join army provider in WWII; he rejected communism, which made him the thing of Stalinist threats; and the actor's given identify remains to be debated), and Munn deftly addresses these hullabaloos whereas supplying an outline of the actor's accomplishments. After enjoying soccer at USC, Wayne labored as a studio prop guy, entering early touch with director John Ford, who may direct Wayne in a few of his so much memorable performances, together with 1952's The Quiet guy. all through their organization, Ford handled Wayne inconsistently, disparaging his abilities and lashing out at him for accepting a lead function from rival director Raoul Walsh (The titanic path, 1930). but Ford and Wayne collaborated on 1939's Stagecoach, which gave beginning to the intense western and the Ford-Wayne motion picture subgenre. different highlights comprise Wayne's emergence as a heavy in 1948's purple River and his ferocious functionality in 1956's The Searchers. Munn portrays the actor in his own existence as a man's guy, who sustained friendships with difficult cohorts like stuntman Yakima Canutt yet failed in romance. even though the booklet takes a wierd flip towards the tip, while Munn hyperlinks Wayne's patriotism and heroic personality to the heroic activities after September eleven, total, it is a wonderful tribute. Copyright © Reed company details, a department of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. evaluation "A wonderful tribute." -- *Publishers Weekly* (*Publisher's Weekly* )
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Good and bad were black-and-white. There were no gray areas. And maybe that philosophy was his biggest virtue and also his greatest flaw. qxd 12/18/03 1:41 PM Page xiv xiv FOREWORD No one can deny Wayne had courage, something he displayed not merely on screen but in real life as he fought cancer twice. But he also faced death from forces just as deadly. Attempts were made on his life, which was a secret he kept—except from those who helped to protect him—for one reason: he did not want his family to know because he did not want any of them to worry about him or live in fear.
Ford asked Duke, “Who is that big ugly guy? ” “His name is Ward Bond,” answered Duke. ” “He sure is ugly,” said Ford. “He’s a lousy football player too,” said Duke. “I’m going to use him,” said Ford and, so the story goes, he invented a small part for Bond to play. Henry Hathaway trashed this whole story for me: “Wayne had no pull with the university. He was probably totally forgotten by the university. There was no way he had the authority to cast the film. Only a studio executive could do that, and that’s what really happened.
Wayne told me, “He was recruited by Rear Admiral Sims to work with Captain Ellis Zacharias [who was to become commander of the Eleventh Navy District in San Diego]. They were concerned over the rise of Japanese power in the Pacific. Zacharias ran a semiofficial intelligence unit using local Naval Reserve officers to collect information on Japanese and German influence in Mexico and the Far East. This information was passed to J. S. Wilkinson. “Ford happily conducted intelligence activities on his own initiative without pay or official recognition.