His ORIGINAL High School Yearbook, 1925
SUPERB JOHN WAYNE SENIOR HIGH YEARBOOK 1925Offered here is what today, some 79 years after it was issued, must be now one of only a very few of this particular historical piece - which touches the heart and brings a true American Hero back to life as a young man. John 'The Duke' Wayne's 1925 Senior Class Yearbook from Glendale Union High School in Glendale, California.
In near pristine condition, with no evidence of wear, markings or mistreatment in its 79 years, is truly remarkable. This personal memento of The Duke's (yes, he was known as The Duke even then!) days as a young man is incredible in its portrayal of the young Marion Morrison - who later would be known in all corners of the world as the quintessential icon of the American West - John Wayne.
As President of his Junior and Senior Classes, as Chairman of the Senior Dance Committee, as a dashing Guard on the Varsity Football team (where his team photo displays a magnetic smile which would grace the screens of theatres across the globe for the next five decades) - the young Duke Wayne can be seen as you have never viewed him before. This yearbook also shows us a glimpse of the magical world of Southern California one would have experienced in 1925 - a time of innocence and simplicity which is now hard to imagine.
Decidedly rare, marvelous in its beautiful condition, and wonderfully representative of the early life of a man who is much revered today, this piece is one of which you most likely will not see another, especially in this marvelous condition. If you love John Wayne or have a loved one who does, having this book of memories of his days as Marion Morrison is something you'll find priceless and extremely precious.