- Author:Ronald L. Davis
- Publisher:Univ of Oklahoma Pr (March 1, 1998)
- Pages:377 pages
- Subcategory:Arts & Literature
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In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne’s human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979
In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The.
Ronald L. Davis is Emeritus Professor of History at Southern Methodist University, where he was Director of. . Davis is Emeritus Professor of History at Southern Methodist University, where he was Director of both the Oral History Program on the Performing Arts and the De Golyer Institute for American Studies. He has written many books in the performing arts in America, including the best-seller Hollywood Anecdotes. This books does a nice job covering the life of John Wayne, but as the his 1st family did not cooperate, plus others in his inner circle also did not join in, it leaves many things out. However, he has picked through the pieces and come up with a entertaining book. Where I had problems is that it is filled with errors.
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Davis shows Wayne as actor, friend, husband, and father. Driven by a fierce work ethic, Wayne forged his own realistic acting style and bold screen image. The veteran cowboys and stunt men who worked on both his potboilers and major westerns routinely played cards with Duke and respected him as an unpretentious star, a rare tribute from men with a keen eye for booted clay feet. Although Wayne’s three marriages ended in divorce, he remained a devoted father to his five children. World War II was traumatic for Wayne. He tried to enlist, but the army rejected him for health reasons. Toward the end of his career, this powerful screen persona overshadowed his personal identity.
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Author Ronald L. Davis has given us a very informative, easy to read biography of a surprisingly complex, some would say tortured soul. All the highlights are there, Duke's less than perfect childhood, his early days as a prop man for Fox Film, Duke's first big movie made in 1930, "The Big Trail", a critical success but box office failure. Then the hungry decade where Wayne honed his skills and waited for his "time" to come. It came in 1939 when John Ford chose Duke to star in the ground breaking "Stage Coach". Wayne and Ford then had more than 25 years.
Wayne biographer Ronald L. Davis referred to the film as the first in a collection of "cheap, assembly-line pictures" Wayne would make in the 1930s Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne. University of Oklahoma Press. Davis referred to the film as the first in a collection of "cheap, assembly-line pictures" Wayne would make in the 1930s. It was remade in 1934 as a 15-chapter serial called The Red Rider. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-8061-8646-7. Cline, William C. (1984). McFarland & Company, Inc. 10. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.