Monday, April 5, 2010

A Message From Marion Morrison

See, I told you that I ran into John Wayne during my travels last week! This crude composite features a sighting from the Route 66 Museum in Barstow as well as the aforementioned Kernville Museum. Kernville, about 50 miles east of Bakersfield, is where many westerns were filmed in the 30s and 40s.

(And, for those who missed my Abbey pun,
George Hayduke was a founding  member
of the Monkey Wrench gang.
He measured driving distances not in miles,
but in the amount of beer required to make the trip.)


Parm said...

Good old Duke.

My father-in-law was a huge Wayne fan. One Christmas, we gifted him with a nice life-size posterboard stand-up John Wayne photo, standing there looking very Dukeish in his western dudes and holding a rifle. He probably appreciated that more than many of the other Xmas gifts we came up with over the years.

Hey, does the expression "Fountains of Wayne" have anything to do with John Wayne?

Willard Biscuit said...

No, FOW was named after Fountains of Wayne, the (sadly) now defunct store in Wayne, New Jersey that sold, of all things, fountains and ornamental statuary items. It was also featured in an episode of The Sopranos.

Link to Fountains of Wayne article on Roadside America