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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Roy Rogers

      Interesting email concerning the sale of Roy's Museum paraphernalia.

      Chester :newyear:

      One of the great people of our child hood!



      THE END OF AN ERA.......
      The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO

      Has closed its Doors forever.
      The contents of the museum were sold at a public auction.
      Roy Rogers told his son, if the museum ever operates at a loss,

      Close it and sell the contents. He complied.
      Note the follow-on article truly the end of an era. Here is a

      Partial listing of some of the items that were sold at Auction.
      Roy 's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500, it was estimated to
      Sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.

      His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of

      "This Is Your Life" sold for $10,000 (EST. $800-$1,000).
      A collection of signed baseballs (Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and

      Other greats) sold For $3,750.
      A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter,

      Bob Feller, and others) sold for $2,750.
      Trigger's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (EST. 100-150 K).
      One of many of Roy 's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many

      Cowboy hats sold for $17,500.

      One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625. (He never used a set of

      Spurs on Trigger).
      A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.
      Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000.

      Very unique and artistic in their western style.

      Roy's first Boots
      A signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during his perfect game
      in the World Series against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1953, along
      With a signed baseball to Roy from Don, sold for $2,500.

      Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in their original boxes with
      Numerous photos of Roy, Dale, Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.
      A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertaining the troops

      In Vietnam sold for $938.
      I never knew he was there. His flight jacket sold for $7,500.

      His set of dinner ware plates and silverware sold for $11,875.
      The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for

      $8,750. One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.

      Nellybelle sold for $116,500.

      A fabulous painting of Roy, Dale, Pat, Buttermilk, Trigger, and

      Bullet sold for $10,625.
      One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.
      A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touching

      Inscription from Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.
      A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of the
      People that played in Roy 's movies sold for $11,875.
      Dale's horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) sold

      Below the presale estimate for $25,000. (EST. 30-40 K).

      Bullet sold for $35,000 (EST. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.
      Dale's parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K,

      Sold for $104,500.
      One of many pairs of Roy 's boots sold for $21,250.
      Trigger sold for $266,500.

      Do you remember the 1938 movie "The Adventures of

      Robinhood", with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland?
      Well, Olivia rode Trigger in that movie.
      Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby.
      Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500.
      Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together.
      Trigger even out did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in the

      Movie "Son of Paleface" in 1953.
      It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever. Despite the

      Fact that Gene and Roy 's movies, well as those of other
      Great characters, can be bought or rented for viewing,
      today's kids would rather spend their time playing video

      Today it takes a very special pair of parents to raise their

      kids with the right values and morals.
      These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did

      teach us right from wrong, and how to have and show
      respect for each other and the animals that share this earth.
      You and I were born at the right time.
      We were able to grow up with these great people even if we

      never met them.
      In their own way they taught us patriotism and honor, we

      learned that lying and cheating were bad, and sex wasn't
      as important as love. We learned how to suffer through
      disappointment and failure and work through it.
      Our lives were drug free. So it's good-bye to Roy and Dale,
      Gene and Hoppy, The Lone Ranger and Tonto.
      Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday.

      Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noah
      and all those people whose lives touched ours, and made
      them better.

      It was a great ride through childhood.


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      Its said that when Trigger died Roy Rogers had him stuffed and put in the museum, then when Bullit died the same thing happened, someone commented that they hoped that Dale Evans would outlive Roy.


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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Roy Rogers

      Good one Arthur,
      and interesting post Jim,
      some great facts there.

      Don't forget
      Watch Roy Rogers Full Movies, Clips and Trailers in:-

      Roy's Video Gallery
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Roy Rogers

      arthurarnell wrote:


      Its said that when Trigger died Roy Rogers had him stuffed and put in the museum, then when Bullit died the same thing happened, someone commented that they hoped that Dale Evans would outlive Roy.



      I toured the Roy Rogers Museum in California in 1969 as a 10 year old and I specifically remember the tour guide saying that Dale had said she was going to do the same thing to Roy.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Roy Rogers

      Roy Rogers Musical Coming to Broadway

      Culture | By Tim Molloy on September 19, 2013 @ 6:28 am

      “Annie Hall” and “Jersey Boys” vet Marshall Brickman leading creative team

      It’s time to blaze happy trails to Broadway: a new musical announced Thursday from “Jersey Boys” co-creator Marshall Brickman will celebrate the life of Roy Rogers. The Roy Rogers Family Entertainment Corporation, Happy Trails, LLC and the Spangler Group will produce a new Broadway musical inspired by Rogers’ life and music. (No word on his hamburgers.)The musical is expected in late 2014 or early 2015.

      Brickman, who wrote the book for “Jersey Boys” and collaborated with Woody Allen on “Annie Hall,” is leading the creative team.

      “I’m excited to be able to introduce Rogers to a new generation – and to re-introduce him to his older fans,” said Brickman. “At the height of his popularity, Roy had millions of fans worldwide and reigned for decades as the embodiment of simple, honest American values. It will be interesting to contrast that ideal with the current environment of ambivalence and moral uncertainty.”

      Happy Trails, LLC is a new joint venture developed by Larry Spangler (the Spangler Group) with the Roy Rogers Family Entertainment Corporation and The Roy and Dale Evans Rogers Children’s Trust to reintroduce the iconic Roy Rogers brand.

      Between 1945 and 1975, the Roy Rogers brand generated an estimated $1 billion in revenue derived from 88 films, the musical’s producers said. His TV show aired 100 episodes, and his name sold 150 million comic books. His image covered 2.5 billion boxes of Post Cereal.

      Boys who didn’t want to order Shirley Temples ordered plenty of his namesake drink.

      Larry Spangler, head of the Spangler Group, and Happy Trails LLC CEO Wally Hoelzel have led the charge in developing this business deal. Spangler stated, “We believe Roy Rogers represents a billion dollar brand. His name and image will have broad appeal to people of all ages around the world.”

      Bill Wolfe, CEO of International Marketing Partners, the company responsible for executing the licensing strategy, added, “That belief is supported by the excitement of many of our manufacturing partners and key strategic retailers, already on board. We’re introducing a broad range of products under the private ‘Roy Rogers’ label. We have over 100 new products in development and a number of products already in production.”

      Larry Spangler has brought together an experienced team including: Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr. and Jeff Kramer, co-founders of the Roy Rogers Family Entertainment Corporation, The Ziffren Brittenham law firm and partners Sam Fischer and Gary Stiffelman, former International Creative Management, Inc agent and head of casting for Paramount Pictures Andrea Eastman; Jason Baruch of Baruch and Sendroff, LLP as Broadway council, advertising and branding legend George Lois, along with Stuart Sher, Happy Trails, LLC equity partner, with 40 plus years of experience in apparel, fragrance and branding.

      Rounding out the executive team are music and entertainment business veterans Bruce Glatman (Encore/Mama Concerts), Tad Dowd (Scotti Bros and Joe Namath’s Namanco Corp) and producer, Bob Ezrin.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Roy Rogers

      "Billy the Kid Returns" has been one of my favorite movies of Roy Rogers' (well of all movies, for that matter) for a long time. I cut my teeth on it and others like it, but it never grows old. It has a delightful supporting cast (including the hilarious Smiley Burnette and the charming Lynne Roberts), a solid story line, and some of the best movies songs of Roy's career. "Billy the Kid Returns" will always be dear to my heart.

      I recently blogged on it:
      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)

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    • Sure thing! I hope to add more over the summer.
      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)
    • ethanedwards wrote:

      Roy was over in England in the 50's on a theatre tour.
      I got to get up on stage with him, sat on Trigger,
      and receive, a brand spanking new, blue replica Lone Star six-gun.
      Boy was I a proud little boy!!!
      Little One, I actually met Roy!

      I have mentioned this before, but thought you might find this interesting
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Oh, man, that is AWESOME!! What was he like? Do you remember anything he said to you? That must have been such an amazing experience.

      I have to admit that Roy Rogers is my hero. Aside from growing up on his films, he and Dale's legacy of faith has molded who I am as a person today. I can't wait to meet him in heaven!
      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)
    • I've read and heard a lot about the Roy Rogers Riders Club and other clubs they had back in the day for fans. I realize this is probably unlikely, but I was wondering if any of the old clubs are still in existence? I would really love to join the Roy Rogers one, if it is still up and running. Does anyone know about the old clubs and what their current statuses are?
      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)