DescriptionA John Wayne Coffee Mug from "Hondo." Warner Bros., 1953. Made of ceramic, gold-painted handle, handpainted image on front side depicts "Hondo Lane" on horseback and his dog on a plateau; on back side text reads "Hondo / Rudd / from / Duke," 'Rudd' being Rudd Weatherwax, the celebrated animal trainer who worked with "Pal," the dog who co-starred with Wayne in the film; bottom is stamped "Bob Williams / 515 N. Main Rm. 2 / Santa Ana, Calif." and below that "Wallace / Los Angeles, Calif;" gifted by Wayne to cast and crew as was his tradition.
This piece was consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by Bob Weatherwax, son of Rudd Weatherwax who is best remembered for being the man who trained the various Collies who played "Lassie" over the years.
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