John Wayne Enterprises has sealed a publishing deal with Powerhouse Books to create the first ever photobook dedicated to the film icon.
Due to be launched in the autumn, the book will combine never before seen photos from the family archives with images from Wayne's 175 films. Comments from family, friends and co-stars will also be included.
"We are grateful for the trust the family has bestowed on us and look forward to working with John Wayne Enterprises to bring this unique collection of images from the John Wayne estate to his millions of fans around the world," said Craig Cohen, VP and executive publisher at Powerhouse Books.
The John Wayne licensing programme is split into two sectors - classic collectables targeting adult collectors and fans, and a lifestyle programme, which is inspired by Wayne's western heritage.