John Wayne’s Eye Patch From ‘True Grit,’ Scripts, Other Mementos to go on Exhibit in NYC

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(Courtesy of The Washington Post)

NEW YORK — John Wayne fans will be able to see the eye patch he wore in “True Grit,” scripts with handwritten notes and a Golden Globe he won when an exhibition of his memorabilia opens in New York.

The exhibition features 100 items from among 750 scripts, costumes, awards and letters that Wayne’s estate is putting up for auction. His American Express card, his personal saddle and the hat he wore while playing Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit” will also be on display.

The exhibit will be Sept. 23-25 at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion on 79th Street. The auction will be in Los Angeles Oct. 6-7, but fans can place bids online at the Heritage Auctions website.Wayne’s real name was Marion Robert Morrison. He died in 1979.

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