ROGERS, Dale Evans
Price: 25.00 USD
Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953. Introduction by Norman Vincent Peale. Small 8vo. Cream paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 63pp. Very good/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn; two small text passages (pp. 9 and 62) circled in yellow fineline. Tight, attractive later (24rd) printing of this sentimental tale of one of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans' adopted children and her tragic death -- with interesting autograph addition: Neatly, archivally tipped to the front flyleaf is a worn, creased, sweat-stained 4¼" X 2" slip signed in ink by Roy Rogers, who adds "Trigger" beneath -- one can just imagine the adoring young boy getting his treasured autograph and clutching it in his grimy mitt. Roy Rogers (1912-98), known as the "King of the Cowboys," belonged to the "Sons of the Pioneers" singing group (1932-38) before breaking into films and starring in dozens of Westerns, and "The Roy Rogers Show" on television brought him millions of new young fans from 1951 to 1964. Dale Evans (1912-2001) was a leading lady in Westerns and starred with her husband on his television show.