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Art Exhibits


John Wayne - On Set With the Duke: May 26 - September 5

Presentation: Sunday, June 11, 2 p.m., Central Library Friends Room

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Newport Beach City Arts Commission and John Wayne Enterprises present an exhibition of 15 modern archival prints of John Wayne by legendary photographer John R. Hamilton at the Newport Beach Public Library this summer.

Opening on May 26, which would have been John Wayne’s 110th birthday, the exhibit will feature rare and never before seen images from such films as “The Searchers” (1956) and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962) directed by John Ford, “The Sons of Katie Elder” (1965) directed by Henry Hathaway, “El Dorado” (1966) directed by Howard Hawks, and “Hellfighters” (1968) directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.

Special Program:  June 11, 2 p.m., Central Library

Curators,  Amy Shepherd and Laurie Kratochvil, will talk about the photographs and their significance at a special visual presentation on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. Amy Shepherd is Vice President of John Wayne Enterprises and the Executive Director of the John R. Hamilton Archives, and Laurie Kratochvil is a photography dealer, appraiser, consultant and the Former Director of Photography for Rolling Stone Magazine and InStyle Magazine.


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