Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Saturday Theater – King of the Cowboys

Today we’ll be looking at King of the Cowboys (1943). As the title indicates, this film was made to establish Roy’s status among the cowboy actors. Up to this point, Gene Autry had been the number one singing cowboy. When … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a rather hectic day for me. Besides working on school, I set up a Facebook account and connected it to my blog. So, I’m late again… Today I’m writing about Eric van Hamersveld’s book It was Always the Music. I … Continue reading

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Happy Trails: Their Life Story

Seeing how yesterday I posted an extra about Trigger, the stories today will be centered around Trigger. First of all, I will specify which “Trigger” the story is about before I start, but for the sake of simplicity, I will … Continue reading

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Trigger and His Doubles

The following information was gleaned from the research of Mr. Leo Pando, as published in his book An Illustrated History of Trigger. This book is a thoroughly researched, marvelously compiled work detailing the life of Trigger and his doubles. For many more … Continue reading

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The Saturday Theater – The Cowboy and the Senorita

Today we’ll be looking at The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944). This film was Dale’s first role opposite Roy, and a change of pace for the leading lady role. Up until this point, the leading ladies didn’t have much to … Continue reading

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Cut or Uncut – which have you watched?

Before posting my Saturday Theater tomorrow, I thought I’d touch on a related (and rather frustrating) topic. In 1951, Roy’s Republic contract was up for renewal. Roy was willing to sign on for another 7 years, but he wanted to … Continue reading

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It Was Always the Music

Drat it, I’m late posting again. My family took a two-day trip to Georgia and got back late last night. So, here’s Wednesday’s post: Music played a large role in getting Roy and Dale to Hollywood, but it also continued … Continue reading

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