Hollywood Beat: John Wayne Day

The Duke

Noticed poking around the web, waiting for the coffee to kick in, that today is John Wayne’s birthday, which reminded me of a chat I had with Leo Grin a couple of weeks back.

Leo currently is the honcho of The Cimmerian Press — proud publisher of The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All and A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos, plus the TriplePunchPacks Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation and Enter the Barbarian. And more to come, no doubt.

He mentioned that he’s thinking of collecting the essays on movies he was doing for one of the Brietbart sites, back when Brietbart was alive — maybe with other material, some touchup, something like that.

Leo is a huge fan of John Wayne and John Ford, so I thought to ask him what he thought about the idea floating around in California political circles to declare a John Wayne Day — which had just been derailed by vociferous opposition.

So, no John Wayne Day.

“Every day is John Wayne Day,” Leo said. “They just don’t know it.”

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