1 image. Arrives from Honolulu, 7 June 1952. John Wayne, actor.; Supplementary material reads: "From: Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, California HO 9-1251. Bill Rice. John Wayne, the motion picture industry's number one box office star, arrived at International airport yesterday from Honolulu, enthusiastic over a pioneering film venture in the Hawaiian Islands. With his production associate Robert Fellows, Wayne made the feature picture, 'Big Jim McLain' in the Islands for Warner Bros. The Hollywood cast, which Wayne headed in the starring role, was augmented by many prominent Hawaiians, among them Honolulu Police Chief Dan Liu and Honolulu Sheriff Duke Kahanamoku. 'In Honolulu we were told this was the first modern picture story ever filmed in the Islands', said Wayne. 'Hawaiians are accustomed to having their Islands used as location sites for South Seas costume films, but it was a new experience to have them pictured as they are today. We filmed our story in actual settings, taking full advantage of the magnificent scenery that has made Hawaii a vacation paradise".