Hannah Graves is a Ph.D. candidate within the Department of History at the
University of Warwick. Her thesis is titled 'Keepers of our Consciences: The
Liberal Hero in Hollywood Filmmaking, 1941-1967'.
The silhouette. The swagger. That drawl. While John Wayne remains one of Hollywood’s most recognisable stars he has often been reduced to caricature. Despite a varied career, when we think of Wayne he is visua...