Show Business: Duke: Images from a Lifetime

John Wayne: 1907-1979

Youth. A mountain man, 22 years old, fresh-faced and heartbreakingly handsome in his fringed buckskins, says goodbye to the girl he shyly loves. He speaks awkwardly, in tones still untutored by the professionalism that was to come, of the wild land that he must abandon her for, to explore along The Big Trail.

Manhood. In the stark grandeur of Monument Valley an unhorsed outlaw hails a Stagecoach with a confident twirl of the Winchester he holds in his hand. The vehicle that carries the Ringo Kid to high adventure also carries...

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