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John Wayne Personal Memorabilia on View in Dallas at Heritage Auctions

John Wayne personal memorabilia at Heritage Auctions

John Wayne personal memorabilia at Heritage Auctions

John Wayne Personal Memorabilia
Heritage Auctions Dallas Headquarters
September 16-18, 2011

John Wayne Enterprises announces the first-ever opportunity for John Wayne fans to view the legendary film star’s personal and professional items that span an iconic career of film history-making moments, prior to the first-ever John Wayne auction. The special public Dallas preview exhibition will be held at Heritage Auctions’ Dallas Headquarters, 3500 Maple Avenue, 11th Floor, from Sept. 16-18. 

More than 100 of the 750 awards, scripts, costumes and personal documents to be auctioned will be available for Dallas fans to view, prior to the October auction that will be held online via Heritage Auctions of Dallas ( and in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on October 6 and 7.  For additional information visit

Highlights of the 100+ items on public display in Dallas will include:

  • Iconic eye patch and boots John Wayne wore in the 1969 movie TRUE GRIT
  • John Wayne’s script with handwritten notes in during the filming of the Academy Award® winner TRUE GRIT
  • John Wayne’s Golden Globe for TRUE GRIT
  • Gold bracelet and belt buckle with his nickname “Duke”
  • Letters to John Wayne from American Presidents and celebrities

John Wayne’s film career spanned six decades.  He appeared in more than 170 films, a dozen-plus directed by legendary film director John Ford, and is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most durable box-office stars.  Incredibly versatile, Wayne starred in almost every genre Hollywood offered from war movies to romantic comedies, police dramas and biographies, but it was the Western – the American cinema – where Wayne made his most lasting mark.

Nominated three times for the Academy Award, John Wayne won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1969 for True Grit (Paramount Pictures), and his performance in The Searchers (Warner Bros.) has been singled out by filmmakers and actors alike as one of the greatest performances by an actor on film.  Posthumously, in 1980, President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.  To this day, John Wayne appears in the Harris Poll’s annual listings of America’s favorite movie stars, ranking #3 in this year’s poll.  He has never been out of the Top 10 since the poll’s inception.


Friday, September 16 (OPENING DAY)
10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Saturday, September 17
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Sunday, September 18
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


Heritage Auctions’ Dallas Headquarters
3500 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas  75219

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