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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Big John: 1953

Big John: 1953

1953. "Actor John Wayne in costume during filming of Hondo." Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "Big John." View full size.

 

Hondo!

In the 1991 the TNT channel along with Coca Cola, the sponsoring soda company, was promoting a special broadcast of Hondo in 3-D. Along with purchase of their sodas you got 3-D glasses to watch the movie on your TV. I still have a set in a box somewhere.

And don't call me

Marion.

Extinguished

He loved his smokes, but they didn't love him back.

 
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