Wednesday, May 23, 2007

100 years later: recalling The Duchess

"It could be argued,'' the Associated Press says, "that no other film actor has ever come to symbolize so many things: rugged masculinity, the frontier, even America itself. The Duke has remained, in the truest sense, an icon." Well, an icon in a cabana set of hot pants and espadrilles, anyway. Tight hot pants, too. And I love, love, love the big handbag! Then again, John Wayne didn't stand a chance, considering his parents named him Marion Robert Morrison at his birth 100 years ago this Saturday.

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