John Wayne: The Playboy Interview by John WayneIn mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue, became the first official Playboy Interview and kicked off a remarkable run of public inquisition that continues today—and that has featured just about every cultural titan of the last half century.
To celebrate the Interview’s 50th anniversary, the editors of Playboy have culled 50 of its most (in)famous Interviews and will publish them over the course of 50 weekdays (from September 4, 2012 to November 12, 2012) via Amazon’s Kindle Direct platform. Here is the interview with the actor John Wayne from the May 1971 issue.
John Wayne's Racist and Homophobic Playboy Interview Resurfaces, Twitter Reacts
An almost year-old interview with Hollywood legend John Wayne, which features the late actor espousing racist and homophobic views, has gone viral after resurfacing on Twitter. In the interview, published in Playboy in May , Wayne took aim at black civil rights activist Angela Davis for suggesting racial discrimination was the reason she was sacked from a professor's post at UCLA in But we can't all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks," Wayne said. When questioned on the potential for black integration in Hollywood, Wayne said he only supported casting black actors in their "proper position". I think the Hollywood studios are carrying their tokenism a little too far
Wayne made racist and homophobic remarks in the interview. 'I believe in white supremacy': John Wayne's notorious Playboy interview.
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