The Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita, California, has been destroyed by the latest wildfire. One of the films shot there was the Roy Rogers picture Bells Of Coronado (1950). Directed by William Witney and shot in Trucolor, it’s terrific — and it’s the only Trucolor Rogers to get an official release on DVD.
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Here’s wishing you all the merriest of Christmases.
If you’re not into football, or you want to get away from Uncle Bob and Aunt Edna’s constant bickering, I suggest Roy Rogers’ Trail Of Robin Hood (1950), a Christmas movie done up Republic style! It’s a tradition here at the 50s Westerns hacienda — and one of my all-time favorite films.
(October 31, 1912 – February 7, 2001)
Let’s remember Dale Evans, Queen Of The West, on her birthday.
The story goes that she wrote the lyrics to “Happy Trails” on an envelope and taught it to Roy and the Sons Of The Pioneers just minutes before a 1950 radio broadcast. I sure hope that’s how it happened.
50 Westerns From The 50s turned four years old on October 1. Digging around for something to post, this photo of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans seemed like the way to go. (That’s not me in the lower right.) This blog’s seen more than 700,000 hits over that four years, and I want to thank you all for each and every one of them.
On a only slightly related note, yesterday was Beverly Garland’s birthday — with Roy’s coming up in a few weeks.
Of the hundreds of photos that have appeared on this blog, this may be my favorite (there’s a color one from The Horse Soldiers, with John Wayne standing beneath trees filled with Spanish moss, that comes close).
Here you have Roy Rogers and Dale Evans visiting with some little league players with Chilly Willy on their uniforms. With baseball going into the All-Star break, this seemed like a good time to share it.
All this debate about colorization and Shane in 1.66 is making me tired.
So here’s a picture of Eddie Arnold, Roy Rogers and Audie Murphy. We believe it’s from a 1959 episode of The Chevy Show. Eddy Arnold and Audie Murphy were Roy and Dale’s guests. A quick check shows that a copy sits in the Library Of Congress.
Thanks to Mike Richards for sorting this out.