In the early 1950s, John Wayne began a tradition of making specially engraved coffee mugs for all cast and crew members on each of his projects. The tradition began in 1951 with. The ceramic mugs with specially engraved images and messages became treasured possessions for anyone who worked on a Wayne movie. In fact, production and distribution of those cups was a major job that Wayne typically entrusted to Mary St.
The Sons of Katie Elder. In 1965, for instance, she typed up a list of seventy people for whom she would have to get mugs produced, plus four more for family members, with special instructions from Wayne about what to write on each cup.
In the early 1960s, my father was hired by John Wayne and his son Michael as Chief Financial Officer of Wayne's production company Batjac. He worked for Batjac for many years, until after John Wayne's passing in 1979 and beyond. He continues to work with most of John Wayne's family and foundations. My father was given many personalized "To Bob From Duke"cast and crew mugs starting from the early 1960's. This mug, I actually got off of Michael Wayne's desk, Mary St.John said it was ok. Now, I was only little kid at the time. It was on his desk at Paramount Studios, where Batjac's office was. 8x10 portfolio photo of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey during the filming of The Alamo.
The item "Vintage JOHN WAYNE Cast & Crew Coffee Movie Mug Cup Tea Ketchum The Alamo 1960" is in sale since Thursday, December 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Other Movie Memorabilia". The seller is "gshu57mg" and is located in Oak Park, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.