Friday, 2 December 2011

John Wayne's Favourites

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John Wayne wrote the following lists — his choices for the best motion pictures and actors of all time — in 1977, in response to a request by The People's Almanac. They apparently polled all Academy Award winning actors in a similar fashion.

Transcripts follow. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.




Transcript
MY CHOICE OF THE 5 BEST MOTION PICTURE ACTORS OF ALL TIME:

1. Spencer Tracy
2. Elizabeth Taylor
3. Kathrine Hepburn
4. Laurence Olivier
5. Lionel Barrymore

Signed: (John Wayne)

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MY CHOICE OF THE 5 BEST MOTION PICTURES OF ALL TIME:

1. A Man For All Seasons
2. Gone with the Wind
3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
4. The Searchers
5. The Quiet Man

Signed: (John Wayne)