| Mr. Wayne had these mugs custom-made to present as gifts to cast, crewmembers and friends upon completion of a film. Mr. Wayne presented this mug to “Mel” for motion picture “The Alamo” co-starring Richard Widmark. The front of the mug has the "The Alamo" logo, hand painted image of The Alamo, gold leaf handle, and the verso reads “Mel, From Duke”. The mug is in excellent condition with minor wear. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the costume house.
As well as starring in the film, John Wayne also directed this feature from 1960. Originally to be cast in a bit role, Mr. Wayne was convinced that the success of the film depended on his lead in the picture. This epic film was made for a staggering 12 million dollars, a huge cost at the period and was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture; it did however win the Oscar for Best Sound.
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