Friday, August 9, 2013

Did You Know? : John Wayne Movies

Franklin County Library has one of the largest John Wayne movie collections around.  From the 1st movie he had a starring role in, The Big Trail (1930), to classics such as Rio Bravo, McLintock, Big Jake, and True Grit to the last movie he ever made, The Shootist (1976), we have a great selection.

We have old favorites, but also some of his lesser known works.  John Wayne appeared in 175 films, starring in 140.  The Franklin County Library has a collection of over 90.

John Wayne's career spanned 6 decades and gave us many treasures including many quotes we still hear today.  My favorite is “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”  Franklin County Library has one very small connection to John Wayne.  Chance was named after John Wayne's character in Rio Bravo Sheriff John T. Chance. 

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