London, South Kensington
5 December 2006
John Wayne True Grit, 1969
An eye-patch, the eye cover of stiffened, shaped card covered with black linen, with black leather strap -- made for John Wayne as Marshall Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 Paramount film, True Grit; accompanied by a typescript letter, signed, from John Wayne on personalised stationery, 4th November, 1975, confirming the provenance, with corresponding envelope; and a reproduction of a black and white still of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn -- 10x8in. (25.4x20.3cm.) (3)
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In the accompanying letter, John Wayne states...let this certify that the enclosed "eyepatch" is one which I wore during the filming of "True Grit"..., dontated to the Southern California Chamber Symphone Society fundraising auction.
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