My grandmother went to Glendale (California) High School with Morrison as he was developing the 'John Wayne' persona.
I have her 1924 GHS annual wherein he signed over the 'Marrion Morrison' captions, some as 'John Wayne', some as 'Jack Wayne'. He had several photos in the annual as he was captain of the football team and in the drama club.
A few images of Mannlicher Schoenauers in film and in the hands of notables:
Eli Wallach in The Brain, 1962:
Leslie Caron, Father Goose, 1964:
Caron, Cary Grant (Archibald Leach) in Father Goose :
Grant, Father Goose :
Detail images of MS from Father Goose :
Ernest Hemingway with MS:
Johnny Cash with MS:
Here are some images from Ramar of the Jungle (TV series, 1952 - 54) wherein the rifle held by 'Ramar' (Jon Hall) is a stutzen (full stocked carbine) that is not a Mannlicher Schoenauer.
Notice the bolt handle closes behind rear receiver ring, not in front as on MS:
'Ramar' is likely holding a Mauser stutzen such as this from the 1939 Stoeger:
These are also not Mannlicher Schoenauers, but they are from the movies:
Two of the worst movie " gun mistakes " that I've seen....one was some C or D grade zombie movie set on an island somewhere and all the soldiers were blasting away at the zombies with full auto M16's and there was not a magazine in one of them ?????..... the other was an otherwise good movie, The Blue Max, about WW1 German air aces.......EVERY soldier in the move, German, English, Italian, all of them , carried British Lee Enfields.
Afternoon, going to South Africa August 22 hunting with wife. will need your help with trophies. what information and how soon do you need it? went to the website and completed the form but seems i have negative energy or something with electronic communication often.
thanks for your help