Category Archive: Cowboy Princess

Mar 20

What is This Event – Dale, Gene and Roy?

Hi Y’all!  My husband Larry has been going through some boxes that we haven’t looked through since we moved here (Utah) from California — about 14 years ago.   He is finding some great stuff!   One of the great things he has found is the above photo copy of Mom (Dale Evans), their good …

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Mar 16

WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE

Hi Y’all and Welcome to Western Stars Theater!  I want you to have lots of fun and hope you enjoy the time you spend here watching our wonderful films and special features. I plan on trying to bring you some comments and information that you won’t get on other websites about your favorite Western Stars …

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Mar 13

ROY ROGERS AND CARY GRANT IN PARTNERSHIP???

Actually it was Cary Grant, Dad, Red Skelton and Richard Widmark who were talking about forming a partnership to invest in a hotel in Acapulco, Mexico in the mid-1940s! I don’t remember anything about this (sure wish it had happened as Grant and Widmark were extraordinary businessmen!) but a friend of mine, who is a …

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Mar 12

ROY ROGERS COMIC BOOKS

Roy Rogers Comic Books were printed in more than one language. The one on the left is in Spanish and the one on the right is in English. The largest foreign fan club was in London (70,000 plus members) and the second largest was in Brazil. This Spanish language comic has an ad on the …

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Mar 11

ROY ROGERS’ ORIENTAL EYES

When Dad (Roy Rogers) started starring in movies, the studio tried several things to get him to open his eyes wider. You can see in the above photo (just received from my friend, Larry Zwisohn) why the studios thought they needed to do that. Flash cameras just didn’t have a fast enough shutter speed to …

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Mar 10

MACKINTOSH & TJ

I sure hope that you are some of the few people who saw what I think was one of Dad’s very best films! It wasn’t out at the movie theaters very long (just a few weeks) as there was a law suit filed. Not about the film itself but between the producers! Dad, of course, …

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Mar 09

DAD AND TRIGGER LEAVE PRINTS IN CEMENT

In this above photo, Dad (Roy Rogers) and Trigger (his palomino) get their footprints in cement in the courtyard of Graumann’s Chinese Theater. If you have been following my posts, you know that Little Trigger was the horse that made personal appearances (parades, stage shows, etc.) and Trigger (the Old Man or the Old Horse) …

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Mar 08

LITTLE TRIGGER DOES TRICKS

Here are some photos that I was unable to include in my latest book, “Cowboy Princess Rides Again.”  They are photos from an old movie magazine and the quality just isn’t good enough from them to be reproduced in print today. But, I am happy to include them here. The first photo is of Little …

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Mar 07

REPLY TO CHERL ABOUT TRIGGERS

I just got the nicest email from Cher, one of you subscribers. She was talking about her love of Trigger and how she was able to tell the Triggers apart. Above are pictures of the 3 Triggers. Cher asked me what I know about Little Trigger. Well, it’s not much! As I say in my …

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Mar 06

ROY ROGERS RANGER POST

Dad (Roy Rogers) was a shopkeeper for a short time when I was a baby. There is a great short film called “Meet Roy Rogers” that was produced by Harriet Parsons (Luella’s daughter). The short can sometimes be seen on Utube. Part of the short is my introduction to Hollywood (I had just been adopted …

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Feb 23

BUTTERMILK AND THE PLASTIC SADDLE

I really did sub for Mom in a parade. Mom and Dad were to be the Grand Marshals of the Portland, OR Rose Parade but she came down with pneumonia and it was too late to cancel their appearance, so she volunteered me to ride in her place. Now. she always credited Buttermilk as the …

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Feb 22

ROY ROGERS FAN MAIL

In July, 1945, Dad received a notarized letter from Joseph Klein & Co., “World’s largest complete fan mail organization” stating — “Dear Mr. Rogers: This is to certify that we have received from the United States postal service, for you, fan mail in the amount of 422,511 pieces, during the six month period ending June …

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