Batjac Production Company


When we think of the different types of hats that John Wayne wore through out his career, most of us will think of actor, a few might remember he did direct two movies. But how many of us have thought of him running his own production company? Well in 1952 that is exactly what he […]

John Wayne and Fans….


What does it mean to be a John Wayne fan? That thought raises in interesting question, do you have what it takes to be a fan? Now by no means am I talking about just the day to day life but do you try and challenge other friends with John Wayne trivia? Do you try […]

Duke as a Cop?


When we think of John Wayne what type of images come to mind? For some it may come as a western hero such as a sheriff or a cavalry officer. Still others may picture him as a military hero, perhaps as a General or Sargent Stryker. Still others may picture him as the lone gunfighter […]

Birthplace of an American Hero


Picture with me if you will the year 1907, in a small rural farming town of Winterset Iowa. Forty Two minutes from the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa, the population of Winterset was at that time around 3,039 residents  in the town. But who would have ever guessed that the living legend larger than life […]



What is it that first draws it to the western? Or for that matter is it the story, the folklore, the actors perhaps or just the plain and simple thought that life was truly better then? For me it is a combination of all of those reasons and so much more. But the real question […]

The Pledge Of Allegiance


I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag” What do those words mean to you? To me they say, “Thank you, America, for your strength, your courage […]

This is the West, Sir! When the Legend Becomes Fact, Print the Legend.


Empowering words from the movie, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” But what a truer statement than that was the life of John Wayne. He was one of the first actors in Hollywood to start his own production company, called “Wayne-Fellows”  productions latter turned to “Batjac”. He was only nominated twice for an academy award, won once in […]

The Quiet Man: Starring John Wayne


A lot of you who claim to be my friends by now know what a John Wayne fan I am. I own a lot of his movies the memorabilia and a lot of other random stuff that I stated to collect when I was younger. When I was 5 or 6 years old I got […]