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John Wayne Film Festival yields parties galore for Dallas social set

John Wayne Film Festival yields parties galore for Dallas social set

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Ethan Wayne, David Hale Smith, Anne Stodghill, Steve Stodghill, Micki Rawlings, Mayor Mike Rawlings and Brian Mason at Nick & Sam's Grill VIP dinner with the Wayne family. Photo by Shana Anderson
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Allan McBee, Lynn McBee and Matt Nordgren at Nick & Sam's Grill VIP dinner. Photo by Shana Anderson
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Greg Brown and Marisa Wayne at Nick & Sam's Grill VIP dinner. Photo by Shana Anderson
Anne Stodghill, Ann-Margret, john Wayne Film Festival
Ann-Margret, pictured here with Anne Stodghill, attended the festival, where she greeted fans outside of Look Cinemas. Photo by Shana Anderson
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Robin McMonigle and Scott Singleton at Gilley's Dallas. Photo by Shana Anderson
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Ethan Wayne and Pat Green at Gilley's Dallas. Photo by Shana Anderson
Tamara Bickel, Tiffany Divis, Teresa Marcus, Erin Waks, party at stodghills, john wayne film festival
Tamara Bickel, Tiffany Divis, Teresa Marcus and Erin Waks at the closing-night party at the Stodghill residence. Photo by Shana Anderson
John Sughrue, Marlene Sughrue, Ethan Wayne, party at stodghill's, john wayne film festival
John Sughrue, Marlene Sughrue and Ethan Wayne at the closing-night party. Photo by Shana Anderson
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Tom Landry Jr. and Gena Landry at Trinity Groves celebration. Photo by Shana Anderson
gary cain, lisa cain, trinity groves
Gary Cain and Lisa Cain at Trinity Groves celebration. Photo by Shana Anderson
Brian Trueblood, Anita Swift, Tom Cruikshank, Suzanne Weinert, john wanye film festival VIP john wayne dinner
Brian Trueblood, Anita Swift, Tom Cruikshank and Suzanne Weinert at Trinity Groves celebration. Photo by Shana Anderson
ethan wayne, david hale smith ,anne stoghill, steve stodghill, micki rawlings, mike rawlings, brian mason, vip wayne dinner, wayne film festival
allan mcbee, lynn mcbee, matt nordgren, john wayne film festival, wayne dinner
greg brown, marisa wayne, john wayne film festival, VIP wayne family dinner
Anne Stodghill, Ann-Margret, john Wayne Film Festival
robin mcmonigle, scott singleton, gilleys, john wayne film festival
ethan wayne, pat green, gilleys, john wayne film festival
Tamara Bickel, Tiffany Divis, Teresa Marcus, Erin Waks, party at stodghills, john wayne film festival
John Sughrue, Marlene Sughrue, Ethan Wayne, party at stodghill's, john wayne film festival
tom landry jr, john wayne film festival, trinity groves
gary cain, lisa cain, trinity groves
Brian Trueblood, Anita Swift, Tom Cruikshank, Suzanne Weinert, john wanye film festival VIP john wayne dinner

The third annual John Wayne Film Festival kept Dallas buzzing with parties, performances and, most important, movies featuring The Duke himself at Look Cinemas. This was the first time the fest was held in Dallas.

The excitement began with a VIP dinner at Nick & Sam’s Grill, where guests such as Mayor Mike Rawlings, Micki Rawlings, Lynn and Allan McBee, and event chairs Anne and Steve Stodghill welcomed John Wayne's family to Dallas. His children — Patrick Wayne, Melinda Wayne-Munoz, Ethan Wayne and Marissa Wayne — and granddaughter Anita Swift all showed up to celebrate.

Next up was opening night, with a screening of The Quiet Man, introduced by Bob Gazzale, president and CEO of the American Film Institute. The party continued at Gilley’s Dallas, where Texas native Pat Green provided the tunes. The following evening, fans headed down to Trinity Groves for a Texas-style gala featuring the Robert Lee Kobb Band.

On Saturday, Ann-Margret made an appearance at Look Cinemas, where she greeted fans, posed for photos and introduced The Train Robbers — the 1973 film in which she starred opposite John Wayne. The festival ended in style with a closing-night party at the Stodghill residence, featuring a set by the Hunter Sullivan Band.

Among the film fans spotted during the festival: Tom Landry Jr., Kara and Randall Goss, Gina and Scott Ginsburg, David Kiger, Todd Wagner, Cecily and Scott Gooch, Alison and Harry Hunsicker, Jeff Price, Ellen and Don Winspear, Holly and Stubbs Davis, and Phil Romano.

The John Wayne Film Festival supports the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, which was created in honor of John Wayne after his family promised to use his name to continue his fight against cancer.