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Winds of the Wasteland Vintage Western Movie Poster John Wayne

Winds of the Wasteland Vintage Western Movie Poster John Wayne

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Original vintage classic old Western Movie Theater Film Posters John Wayne Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
Winds of the Wasteland, 1936
Original Vintage Western Movie Theater Poster Half Sheet (22x28")
Starring (27 yr old) John Wayne



Winds of the Wasteland VERY RARE 1936 Vintage Half Sheet with beautiful close up of young cowboy John Wayne ! 

If you think you have all the John Wayne posters you need...think again!.

You'll need to make a little room for this highly scarce, breath-taking gem of a find!.    Spectacular artwork.  In addition to the breath-taking super large close-up, are the other two terrific images of the Duke!     * See enlargeable image above

Note:  This is the first time in our 39 years collecting we have acquired this poster.  It is also one of the earliest pieces of John Wayne Original Vintage Movie Paper we've ever offered.  A Three Sheet for this film sold in November 2020 for $15,600!

Important Added Info:  Note that John Wayne had his first chance at stardom in 1930 with "The Big Trail", and when that was not successful, he spent a few years in minor roles, and then became a major B-western star, and stayed that way until 1939, when he made "Stagecoach" and became a major star. At that point, all of his mid 1930s B-westerns were re-released, and no doubt that adds to the rarity of original movie posters from those movies..  Original first release 1934-35 movie paper of any sort from this movie is incredibly scarce!

* See enlargeable image above

Winds of the Wasteland (Republic, 1936). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Western.
This early oater from 1936 stars John Wayne as one of two rugged westerners with little business experience who buy a stagecoach line to compete with the arrival of the telegraph line. 
The Pony Express days are coming to an end, with riders John Blair (John Wayne) and his friend Larry Adams (Lane Chandler), both about 75 pounds too heavy for the original job description, out of a job. They pay Cal Drake (Douglas Cosgrove) of Buchanan City a big price for the Crescent City line and equipment, and arrive there to find it is a ghost mining town and has only two residents: eccentric, self-proclaimed Mayor "Rocky" O'Brien (Lew Kelly) and Dr. William Forsythe (Sam Flint). 
Starring John Wayne, Phyllis Cerf, Lew Kelly, Douglas Cosgrove, Lane Chandler, Sam Flint, Bob Kortman, Ed Cassidy, Jon Hall, Merrill McCormick, Christian J. Frank, Jack Rockwell, Arthur Millett, Tracy Layne, and Yakima Canutt. Directed by Mack V. Wright.

Condition: An unrestored half sheet that displays signs of use. May include slight edge and fold wear, light creases, smudges, and may show signs of light toning. Paper tape on the verso.    * See enlargeable image above

Note:   For You serious John Wayne fans and/or collectors,   this is one of three exceptional Museum Grade John Wayne Original Half Sheet Movie Theater Posters we recently acquired, that will cause whiplash to anyone who makes eye contact with this exciting Duke artifact!.    Will truly transform any ordinary room into extraordinary !
See the others below under, "Other Treasures You May Like"..


Why I love half sheet movie posters:

Over the past 40 years collecting I've acquired a special affection for  vintage half sheet movie posters.  First, they are the ideal size to frame and display.  At an impressive but not overwhelming 22x28”, half sheets are large enough to deliver that Wow factor, but not so large they require an entire wall space and exorbitant frame cost.   And, the 22x28” frames are readily available at most craft stores like Michaels. 

Secondly, I love half sheets because their landscape design often resulted in superior  artwork and graphics.  Some of my favorites half sheets are from the John Wayne Republic pictures from the mid 1930s that feature a young Duke before he became a major star after 1939. .

Note: Cvtreasures stamp not on original 

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