This item is an 8" X 10",black and white photo of actor John Wayne in a scene from one of his movies.John Wayne was one of the genuine icons of 20th-century American film. Famed as a star of westerns, especially the westerns of director John Ford, "The Duke" also played cops and soldiers with regularity. No matter what the role, John Wayne nearly always played the same character: a big, tough-but-sentimental hero who talked straight and met the bad guys head on. Offscreen, John Wayne was widely considered a superpatriot and was closely associated with conservative political causes. His many films include classics such as Stagecoach (1939, with Wayne as the Ringo Kid), the Irish fable The Quiet Man (1952), and The Searchers (1956, with a young Natalie Wood). John Wayne won an Oscar late in his career for his portrayal of hard-drinking marshal Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 film True Grit. It was his third Oscar nomination: he was nominated without winning as best actor for the 1949 film Sands of Iwo Jima, and as a producer for the 1960 best picture nominee The Alamo.) John Wayne was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 1979, a month before his death, and was posthumously given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. The photo has been autographed on the front by John Wayne with a fountain pen in blue.......BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.