Monday, 25 May 2015

John Wayne museum may prove fast on the draw

Iowa might be a bit off the beaten track - but lovers of Western movies may now be tempted to make pilgrimages there. From Stagecoach and Red River to True Grit and The Shootist, the 50 year career of Marion Robert Morrison - aka John Wayne - is celebrated at a new museum which has just opened there. The museum is in the town of his birth, Winterset, Madison County. The county is famous for its covered bridges, which gave their name to another film in which Big John did not star. On show will be memorabilia including original film posters and outfits the Duke wore on screen.

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