TITLE

John Wayne's Strange Legacy

AUTHOR(S)
Sarris, Andrew
PUB. DATE
August 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;8/4/79-8/11/79, Vol. 181 Issue 5/6, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how the unifying effect of actor John Wayne's war against cancer which had transcended the divisive effect of his war against communism. Use of Wayne's illness as a metaphor for all the problems that plague Western man in his descent from power; Achievement of Wayne's poetics; Highlights of Wayne's film career; Wayne's apparent self-denigration as an actor; Little evidence that Wayne was as well-liked by women as by men; Criticism of Wayne's acting skills.
ACCESSION #
11257355

 

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