I perform in various dress codes from the Duke's many movies according to the client's wishes. For example, the movie "True Grit" would call for a Rooster Cogburn character with an eye patch. "In Harm's Way" would call for a Navy Captain. "Chisum" and "McClintock" and other Western movies would call for a cowboy outfit from that particular movie, complete with pistol and/or rifle.
I pose for photos and I perform material from his movies, life story, and/or recitations from his readings such as "America, Why I Love Her" written by John Mitchum, and from personalized material I have writen and performed on stage in my Branson, MO show and other performances around the country.
I have performed as the Duke in all of the Coors Light commercials, having been selected by the Wayne Enterprise.
As a motivational speaker or after-dinner speaker, I deliver powerful, patriotic and humorous speeches, depending upon the client's wishes.
I have over 30 years of experience having studied the life and movies of the Duke. As an interviewed celebrity, I amaze the interviewer as well as an audience participation as to the life and movies of the Duke.
I ride a horse in a parade or event but require an additional fee for such a performance. I have ridden in Monument Valley for tribute to the Duke and for John Ford, as well as made biographical movies for both characters.
I perform pretty much whatever the client needs will be where he/she thinks John Wayne could or should do so. I am an excellent dancer and dance well with the ladies. I have many awards, one from the Impersonators in Las Vegas, as the best entertainer of the year, as well as being the best "look-alike" closer to John Wayne than any other person.
*PAULA ERLENE WILLIAMSON*
Paula Erlene could easily be considered the "Queen of female Yodelers" today because of her versatility and many appearances.
She recently returned from a South Korea engagement where she was the main event among 2,000 other international yodelers.
Paula is a Six-Time National Female Yodeling Champion. She won the Silver Medal at the Patsy Montana Yodeling Contest in 2004 and the Gold Medal in 2009. As a member of Western Music Association, she has won their Female Yodeling Championship for 2003, 2005 and 2013. She also won The Mid-America's National Talent Idol Search in 2005.
Paula appeared with Joan Cusack on US Cellular's national commercial, yodeling for her kids to come home, She made another commercial where she also yodeled, winning "Bingo" for Casino Arizona in Phoenix where she was dubbed as "Arizona's Best Yodeler". Please view her "videos" for these two commercials.
Paula has performed with Ermal in the "John Wayne Show" for over ten years. She brings some of her original songs, classic western songs and yodeling.
In Banson, Mo., she performed as a tribute artist to Patsy Cline in the "Hank and Patsy Revisited Show". She now performs her new show, "From Patsy To Patsy." where she dresses as Patsy Montana and yodels your socks off live on stage! During the Second Half of the show she dresses as Patsy Cline and performs some of Patsy's most beloved hits. Her husband-show partner, Ermal provides the narration for both entertainers as Paula sings their music.
Paula performs as Katherine Hepburn, Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball in skits from Duke's movies. She is available as an impersonator of either character for "meet-and-greet", photo-ops and of course yodeling and singing your favorite Western songs at parties and special events.
Ermal as John Wayne is the show, but Paula Erlene is the 'icing on the cake'! You are guaranteed a sizzling performance by Ermal & Paula; one you will never forget!