Roy Rogers

A Biography, Radio History, Television Career Chronicle, Discography, Filmography, Comicography, Merchandising and Advertising History, Collectibles Description, Bibliography and Index


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About the Book

This is the definitive work on Roy Rogers, the “King of the Cowboys.” The lives and careers of Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, are thoroughly covered, particularly their work on radio and television. The merchandising history reveals that Roy Rogers’ marketing of character-related products was second only to that of Walt Disney; Roy Rogers memorabilia are still among the most popular items. Includes a comprehensive discography, filmography and comicography. Heavily illustrated.

About the Author(s)

The late Robert W. Phillips of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was a researcher who published many articles on Roy Rogers.

Bibliographic Details

Robert W. Phillips
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 446
Bibliographic Info: 94 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1995]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4589-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix
Introduction      1

1. Leonard Frank Sly and Lucille Wood Smith      5
2. The “King of the Cowboys” and the “Queen of the West”      19
3. Musicography      57
4. Radio History      75
5. Filmography      85
6. Television History      111
7. Comicography      133
8. Photographic History      193
9. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in Commercial Art      207
10. Roy Rogers’ Attire      233
11. “Trigger”      249
12. Collectibles and Merchandise History      263

Notes      343
Appendix      357
Bibliography      361
Index      383

Book Reviews & Awards

“well-documented…excellent”—ARBA; “future biographer[s] need do no further research…recommended”—Classic Images; “outstanding…enough material here to keep any Roy Rogers’ fan…happy”—Trail Dust; “complete doesn’t begin to describe this work”—Model & Toy Collector; “extremely detailed…reveals the ‘truth’ about Roy and Dale without losing it’s air of respect”—; “valuable”—Roundup Reviews; “will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Roy Rogers, and a lot about Dale Evans”—Country Musical Trails Less Traveled; “the lives and careers of Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, are thoroughly covered”—Antique Review.