John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth by Michael Munn
By Michael Munn
No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, writer Michael Munn's startling new biography units the list immediately on why Wayne did not serve in global struggle II, on director John Ford's contribution to Wayne's profession, and the mega-star's highs and lows: 3 failed marriages, and determined battles with melanoma. Munn additionally discloses publicly, for the 1st time, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's plot to assassinate Wayne as a result of his outspoken, in all probability influential anti-Communist perspectives. Drawing on time spent with Wayne at the set of Brannigan- and virtually a hundred interviews with those that knew him-Munn's infrequent, behind-the-scenes glance proves this ''absolute all-time motion picture star'' used to be as a lot a hero in genuine lifestyles as he ever used to be on-screen.
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I saw Wayne look over to me, see what I was doing, and then he shook his head in disbelief. “A bit later I went over to him and asked how everything was going. He just looked at me and said nothing. I took out a pack of cigarettes and offered him one. He gave me a real dirty look and said, ‘No, thanks,’ and walked away. “After keeping this up for the first week I got Bud and another actor to take Wayne behind the set for a drink. I came walking around the corner just as Wayne was taking a slug, and he saw me looking at my watch and making a note in my little book.
Well, he was an intellectual. He read avidly and could hold a discussion about many subjects. He made himself aware of politics both nationally and internationally. Don’t ever mistake John Wayne for being dumb, just because he was big and kind of slow. ” George Sherman, who directed Wayne in a number of films, concurred when I spoke to him by telephone for a second time in 1979: “I knew Duke when he was still a young man and I can tell you that he was an extremely intelligent guy. He knew what the 1917 revolution in Russia was all about.
He knew what the 1917 revolution in Russia was all about. ” Another of Wayne’s directors and friends, Raoul Walsh, told me in 1974, “I got to know Duke when he was still very young and the only thing he did that was stupid was to let himself get drunk too often. But when we were making The Big Trail, he proved he was very bright and articulate. When he spoke as a youngster, you knew 16 JOHN WAYNE he’d had a good education. ” He developed his first political affiliations at USC. “When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left,” he said.