The Cowboy and the Senorita A Biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2005
  • Publisher: TwoDot

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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ruled the West from the silver screen as the King of Cowboys 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.

Author Biography

Chris Enss is an author, scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. She and JoAnn Chartier teamed up in 1995 to write and voice one-minute vignettes on gold rush history for KNCO radio in Grass Valley, California. Enss, with Chartier, a reporter, anchor, and talk show host, went on to produce an audio tape about the Yuba Donner Scenic Byway for the Tahoe National Forest, which led to their first book with Globe Pequot, With Great Hope, Women of the California Gold Rush, published in 2000. Their second book, Love Untamed, Romances of the Old West, was released by Globe Pequot in June 2002, and Gilded Girls, Women Entertainers of the Old West was issued in May 2003. Their next title She Wore a Yellow Ribbon: Women Soldiers, will be published in 2004.

Howard Kazanjian is an award-winning producer and entertainment executive who has been producing feature films and television programs for more than twenty-five years. While vice president of production for Lucasfilm Ltd., he produced two of the highest grossing films of all time: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He also managed production of another top-ten box-office hit, The Empire Strikes Back. Some of his other notable credits include The Rookies, Demolition Man, and the two-hour pilot and first season of J.A.G.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction ix
Prologue xii
CHAPTER ONE: Humble Beginnings 1(14)
CHAPTER TWO: Off to California 15(10)
CHAPTER THREE: A Rough Start 25(10)
CHAPTER FOUR: The Pioneer Trio 35(12)
CHAPTER FIVE: Chicago to Hollywood 47(12)
CHAPTER SIX: The Rise of a King 59(12)
CHAPTER SEVEN: Partners on the Celluloid Plains 71(12)
CHAPTER EIGHT: Breaking Trail 83(12)
CHAPTER NINE: Cowboy King Marries Queen of the West 95(12)
CHAPTER TEN: A Higher Calling 107(14)
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Sleeping Angel 121(10)
CHAPTER TWELVE: Faith in a Storm 131(10)
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Adding to the Family 141(14)
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: One More Hard Trail 155(12)
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Soldier Son 167(12)
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Rider in the Sky 179(8)
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Long Live the Queen 187(8)
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Golden Cloud 195(6)
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The Legend Lives On 201(8)
Epilogue 209(4)
Appendix A: Roy Rogers Filmography 213(8)
Appendix B: Dale Evans Filmography 221(4)
Bibliography 225(6)
Index 231(8)
About the Authors 239

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