An Edward Faulkner Costume and Script from the John Wayne film, "The Hellfighters."
Universal, 1968. A pair of red cotton coveralls, front has patch over left breast pocket reading "George,"
back has larger patch reading "Buckman Co. Wild Well Control Houston Fires-Blowouts,"
inside collar has handwritten annotation in black felt tip ink reading "EF"
[Edward Faulkner], purposely distressed and dirtied for film use; worn as the actor portrayed "George Harris" alongside John Wayne's character of "Chance Buckman;" together with Faulkner's own script from the film: red covers, ownership signature penned in black felt tip ink on cover, screenplay by John Lee Mahin, dated "February 27, 1968,"
marked "Final Screenplay,"
142 pages, with numerous colored script change pages throughout, highlighted on pages where Faulkner's character appears. Coveralls: Men's Size 42T; Script: 11" x 8 1/2"
THE EDWARD FAULKNER COLLECTION
This lot was consigned directly by Edward Faulkner, a veteran character actor who appeared in over 280 television programs and 30 feature films from the late 1950s until the 1970s. Perhaps best remembered for his roles in six John Wayne films including "McLintock!," "The Green Berets," "Hellfighters," "The Undefeated," "Rio Lobo," and "Chisum," these items were saved by Mr. Faulkner as a memento of his time working with Duke, a man he cherished as his mentor and close friend. Their deep and lasting bond was forged during legions of chess games they enjoyed over their years together on film locations.