|Above, the solitary tall, skinny rock spire was featured in a Clint Eastwood movie in 1975. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The influence that John Wayne and John Ford on Monument Valley endures today.
Near Goulding's Lodge, visitors can see John Wayne's cabin used for She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949). John Wayne movies are screened at the theater near Goulding's Lodge.
At Goulding's Campground store, there are numerous Wayne-oriented merchandise to buy such as coasters, magnets, playing cards, posters, books and other goods. The funniest was a roll of John Wayne Toilet Paper.
At the Monument Valley Welcome Center, John Ford's director's chair is on display (above photo). There's even a spot named John Ford Point.
One place that is not John Wayne or John Ford-oriented. It is Totem Pole. It was used in the 1975 Clint Eastwood movie, The Eiger Sanction.
|Above, a roll of John Wayne Toilet Paper. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
In The Eiger Sanction, Eastwood's character is in training for his climb of the Eiger mountain. Part of the training involved a climb on a tall, skinny spire rock with George Kennedy. We viewed it from a distance during the tour.