Lecture – John Wayne

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 02/22/2018     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


John Wayne in Arizona, with Greg McNamee

Local movie historian and John Wayne buff Greg McNamee talks about the movies and appearances “The Duke” made in Arizona.

Iconic movie hero John Wayne had many ties to Arizona. He filmed numerous movies in varying locations of this state including Monument Valley and Tucson and Sedona. He owned the 26 Bar Ranch in Eager, Az, a cotton farm in Casa Grande and a feedlot in Stanfield. Part of State Route 347 is named the John Wayne Parkway. Writer, historian and film devotee Gregory McNamee will explore how Wayne’s life was interwoven with the state of Arizona.

Greg McNamee

Greg McNamee has explored every corner of Arizona as a writer, historian, and film devotee. He has written about film for numerous publications, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, to which he is a contributing editor, and The Hollywood Reporter, for which he was the renowned trade publication’s literary critic. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books and his work has appeared in such venues as the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, Smithsonian, AARP, and Native Peoples.

The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.

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  • Please, no smoking on the property.
  • Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.

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