JOHN WAYNE ENTERPRISES GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR FIRST AUTHORIZED BOOK ON JOHN WAYNE TO POWERHOUSE BOOKS.
To be Released in Winter 2011, the new Book will feature the never-before-seen John Wayne Archived Photo Collection. John Wayne Enterprises (JWE), LLC, exclusive owner and licensor of the John Wayne brand, has entered into a publishing agreement with PowerHouse Books, the independent publishing house best known for its fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion, and celebrity books, for the creation of the first-ever authorized John Wayne photo book. The announcement was made on March 14, 2011 by Ethan Wayne, President of John Wayne Enterprises and son of the late Hollywood legend. “We knew of PowerHouse’s impeccable reputation in the publishing world, but it is Daniel Power and Craig Cohen’s commitment to quality and innovation and their respect for both John Wayne the icon and the man that made it possible for us to enter into this agreement,” said Wayne in making the announcement. “As the first-ever authorized book on John Wayne, my family is looking forward to sharing the myriad of personal memories and never-before-seen images that will comprise this unique representation of our father’s life.”
Combining never-before-seen photographs culled from the family’s vast personal archives with images from some of John Wayne’s 175 feature films, the book (as yet untitled) will celebrate the qualities that John Wayne embodied. Comments from family members, friends and co-stars will recount first-hand examples of John Wayne’s loyalty, honesty, dependability and courage. Personifying the American spirit, John Wayne was and continues to be a true Hollywood icon.