John Wayne’s ‘True Grit’ eyepatch to go under the hammer

April 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 7 (ANI): John Wayne’s eye patch from his 1969 film ‘True Grit’ is set to go under the hammer.

Heritage Auctions said the sale would take place in Los Angeles in October.

Other personal items, including the US actor’s Golden Globe that he won for playing Marshal Rooster Cogburn in the movie, will also go under the hammer.

Wyane’s cowboy boots, hats, driving licence, passport and various movie scripts with Wayne’s handwriting have also been handed over to sell.

Items are expected to go for anything between 60 pounds (100 dollars) and 30,000 pounds (50,000 dollars).

“All these are items that could either stay stored somewhere, or be let loose to the people,” the BBC quoted the actor’s son Ethan Wayne as saying.

The star made more than 170 movies, mainly Westerns. He died in 1979 of stomach cancer aged 72.

All proceeds from the sale will go to John Wayne Enterprises, which supports and funds the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. (ANI)

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