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John Wayne's 'El Dorado' wig up for grabs

December 2, 2010 - London

A wig worn by John Wayne in the 1967 movie 'El Dorado' is going under the hammer in the United States.

Auction house Bonhams has announced that the toupee, which is brown with a hint of grey, is expected to sell for up to 1,000 pounds, reports the BBC.

"The hairline is quite distinctive and fans would be able to recognise it at once," said Margaret Barrett from Bonhams and Butterfields.

"In the US John Wayne is huge even though he has been dead for 30 years or more," she added.

Wayne wore wigs in all his films from the 1948 flick 'Wake of the Red Witch'.

It is believed that the Max Factor toupee came from the family of one of the movie's make-up artists.


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