The Collection

The Wayne Collection holds the world’s largest collection of posters from John Wayne’s movies. When not on display in the lounge area, the posters are stored in custom-designed drawers within temperature controlled vaults in Hollywood, California, and are available to historians and scholars for research purposes. Other film ephemera are on loan from the collections of the Warner Brothers Museum and Gretchen Wayne.

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What’s Currently On Exhibit at The Wayne Collection?
The exhibit displays posters from a wide range of John Wayne films including an original set of lobby cards from Stagecoach as well as other memorable film items. Included are John Wayne’s go-to hat that he wore while filming Hondo and directing The Alamo, and his suede shirt and neckerchief from Hondo. His chaps from Red River and Hondo, the large loop lever 1892 Winchester rifle from Stagecoach, his director’s chair, scripts and other personal effects are on exhibit. The copper bracelet given to him by the Montagnard tribe while scouting locations in Vietnam for the film, The Green Berets, is available to be seen for the first time. Also included is a treasure of photos from his days at USC, to his 1944 USO visit to the troops in Arawe, New Britain, during WWII.

The Poster Collection

The Poster Collection

October 2011 The Poster Collection