For more than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that Americans cherished. Blazing a trail through every branch of the entertainment industry-radio, film, recordings, television, and even comic books-the couple capitalized on their attractive personas and appealed to the nation's belief in family values, an independent spirit, and community. Raymond E. White presents these two celebrities in the most comprehensive and inclusive account to date. Part narrative, part reference, this impeccably researched, highly accessible survey spans the entire scope of Rogers's and Evans's careers and highlights their place in twentieth-century American popular culture. In a dual biography, he shows how Rogers and Evans carefully husbanded their public image and-of particular note-incorporated their Christian faith into their performances. Testifying to both the breadth and the longevity of their careers, the book includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike.
"The Sagebrush Trail" is a panoramic survey of western movies in the twentieth century, from Edwin Porter's "The Great Train Robbery" (1903) to Clint Eastwood's "The Unforgiven" (1992) and beyond"--Provided by publisher.
Toys are the happening collectible for the '90s. To meet the market explosion, this monumental value guide devoted entirely to toys has been created. Providing identification and values for more than 20,000 collectible toys of all kinds, this easy-to-use book puts buyers in touch with sellers, magazines, clubs, and newsletters that cover specific fields of collector interest.
When Christians share their faith with non-believers, they are often surprised to find that Christian practices and beliefs are illogical, simplistic or senseless to people who don't share them. Beliefs like: In giving, Christians receive. Death means life. The greatest are the least. The wise are foolish. The foolish are wise.
In the fascinating Count the Ways, award-winning journalist Paul Aron tells the true stories of 25 of the greatest loves of our times. Here are Woodrow and Edith Wilson, for whom love was her path to power . . . and Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, for whom love meant giving up his throne. Here are Christopher and Dana Reeve, whose love inspired him to live . . . and Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, whose love meant certain death . . . Illustrated with striking photographs of each couple, this collection will make an ideal Valentine's Day or anniversary gift, or serve as a touchingly eloquent way to simply say, "I love you."
This intriguing book is a study of the rise and fall of an American genre of entertainment and communication whose symbols and rhetoric helped define American society for decades. Flourishing in the 1950s and 1960s, the television Western has deteriorated to the point where it is now irrelevant and meaningless. Tracing the evolution of the Western from the late 1940s to the 1980s, the author ties the genre to the political innocence and confidence of the Cold War years and suggests that the social reevaluations that began in the 1960s undermined the believability of Westerns and their entertainment value. Seeking to understand the demise of the TV Western, the book offers an analysis of the interrelationships between popular culture, television, and sociopolitical development in the United States during the past four decades.
How did Philip Gault become The Whisperer? What radio series was the proving ground for a motion picture? Who owned the Solomon Levy Department Store? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this encyclopedic reference work to 1802 radio programs broadcast from the years 1924 through 1984. Entries include casts, character relationships, plots and storylines, announcers, musicians, producers, hosts, starting and ending dates of the programs, networks, running times, production information and, when appropriate, information on the radio show's adaptation to television. Hundreds of program openings and closings are included.
Personally Told Stories of Lives Changed by Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, the Queen of the West, Continue
Author: Tricia Spencer
Compiled from 40,000 letters written to icons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, plus essays from celebrities and others, Volume II continues the revelation of how millions of lives were changed by the life of just one, or in this case, just two, real people. From laughter to heartbreak, the personal accounts and more than 600 photos, art, poetry and songs, tell Roy's and Dale's story in an extraordinarily unique way.
The Impact of Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, the Queen of the West, As Only Their Fans Could Tell It
Author: Tricia Spencer
Compiled from 40,000 letters written to icons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, plus essays from those who knew them well, this book is a revelation of how millions of lives can be positively affected by the life of just one, or in this case, just two, real people. From laughter to heartbreak, the personal accounts, with never-before-seen photos, art, poetry and songs, tell Roy's and Dale's story like no other book ever has.
A Celebration of Roy and Dale's Singing Cowboy B-Western Era of Country-western Music
Author: Eric Van Hamersveld
Publisher: Cpg Incorporated
Now available after a 5 year worldwide search for some of the rarest music in movie history! Remember when he was King of the Cowboys and she was the Queen of the West? Together Roy and Dale transformed the movie and TV screen into a captivating landscape for themillions of youngsters who watched their Saturday morning films, read their comic books and joined the Roy Rogers Riders Club. After a 5 year effort, with the authorization and full cooperation of Dale Evans Rogers, Roy "Dusty" Rogers, and the entire Rogers family we are proud to present "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans: It Was Always the Music" as a contribution to America's Western film heritage.
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ruled the West from the silver screen as the King of Cowboys and and Queen of the West. Off screen, this husband and wife duo raised a family and lived the "Code of the West." Now, in this new biography, named for their first feature film as a pair, the Rogers family shares the inside story of these beloved Western icons, detailing their personal struggles and rise to stardom, the lives of their children, the tragedies that befell their family, and their memories of Roy and Dale and Trigger and other sidekicks on the silver screen and behind the scenes. More than sixty photographs of the couple at work and at home are included.
Remember when...he ws King of the Cowboys and she was Queen of the West? Together, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans transformed the movie and TV screen into a captivating landscape for the millions of yongsters who watched their films on Saturday morning, read their comic books and pledged their loyalty to family and country as a part of the Roy Rogers Club. With the authorization and full cooperation of Dale Evans Rogers, Roy "Dusty" Rogers, Jr. and the entire Rogers' family, Eric van Hamersveld has painstakingly collected unedited versions of the films, recreated complete song sheets, and created digital soundtrack recordings. A book and CD Box Set celebrating the over 160 songs in the 28 films starring the King of the Cowboys and the Queen of the West.
A Pictorial Celebration of the Life and Times of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Author: Howard Kazanjian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ruled the West from the silver screen as the King of Cowboys and and Queen of the West. Off screen, this husband and wife duo raised a family and lived the "Code of the West." Now, in this new book, the Rogers family shares their memories of Roy, Dale, and Trigger, along with their other sidekicks and more than a hundred never before seen, behind the scenes photographs.