Saturday, June 16, 2012


I finally made the collages I wanted for the faces of John Wayne. I have them is sections with labels written below. It took awhile to find all theses pictures, since some of them were titled inaccurately. The most blatant mistake was with The Longest Day (1962) & Cast a giant Shadow (1966). They kept showing a particular picture of Wayne and claimed it for The Longest Day. The only problem with it was that he has two stars on the helmet and he was only a Lieutenant Colonel in that movie.


From left to right:
Col. Mike Kirby, Gen. Mike Randolph, Col. Joseph Madden, Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

From left to right:
Top: Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan, Captain Rockwell 'Rock' Torrey, Lt. (J.G.) 'Rusty' Ryan
Bottom: Lt. Dan Brent, Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan, Lt Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford, Frank W. 'Spig' Wead

From left to right:
Rusty, Sgt. John M. Stryker, Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby

From top left to right:
Pat Talbot, Capt. Jim Gordon, Col. Jim Shannon

From left to right:
Top: Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles, Col. John Marlowe, Col. John Henry Thomas, Ethan Edwards
Bottom: Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Capt. Kirby York, Col. Cord McNally, Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, Hondo Lane

I didn't include a law enforcement collage since the branches are so different from each other. It was fun for me to notice name comparisons. One special one is the last name shared by two Navy officers he played: Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan in The Fighting Seabees (1944) and then as a Navy veteran in Donovan's Reef (1963) as Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan. I'm not sure if it was planned that way.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all these faces of John Wayne and telling us whom he was playing!