John Wayne (1907-1979) was an American film actor, director and producer, known to many simply as 'Duke'.
He appeared in more than 170 films over the course of a 50 year career, including 83 westerns, cementing his reputation as one of the most iconic leading men of all time.
His most famous films included The Searchers, Rio Bravo, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Shootist, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and True Grit – for which he won the 1970 Academy Award for Best Actor.
John Wayne personified the ultimate American hero, a rugged cowboy who survives amongst outlaws in the wilderness, and his timeless masculinity means he remains highly popular almost 40 years after his death.
This cream-coloured stetson-style hat was made by Bailey of Hollywood, and bears John Wayne's signature in bold blue ink on the brim.
A superb display piece owned, worn and signed by the greatest cowboy in cinema history.