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    A John Wayne and Others Signed Book "The High and the Mighty," Circa 1954. The book by Ernest K. Gann, hardcover, no dust jacket, published by William Sloane Associates, Inc., Toronto, 7th printing August 1953, stamp on front free end paper reads "Wayne-Fellows Productions... / Hollywood 46, California" [John Wayne's production company], signed in blue ballpoint ink on the front free end pages by cast and crew of the 1954 Warner Bros. film including (in alphabetical order): Doe Avedon, Julie Bishop, Sidney Blackmer, Wally Brown, "Bill" Campbell, Laraine Day, Ann Doran, Phil Harris, John Howard, Paul Kelly, Joy Kim, "Joe" La Bella [prop master on the film and original owner of the book], John Qualen, Karen Sharpe, John Smith, "Bob" Stack, Jan Sterling, "Alfalfa" Switzer, Claire Trevor, "Bill" Wellman, and John Wayne who wrote "Just keep / taking the blame, / Joe. / Duke."
    8" x 5"

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    July, 2012
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