King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

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Popular Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 530 pages
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For more than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that America cherished well into the modern age. Blazing a trail through every branch of the entertainment industry—radio, film, recordings, television, and even comic books—the couple capitalized on their attractive personas and appealed to the nation's belief in family values, an independent spirit, community.
King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West presents these two celebrities in the most comprehensive and inclusive account to date. Part narrative, part reference, this impeccably researched, highly accessible survey spans the entire scope of Rogers's and Evans's careers, illuminating and celebrating their place in twentieth-century American popular culture. Following the pair through each stage of their professional and personal trajectories, author Raymond E. White explores the unique alchemy of the singing cowboy and his free-spirited yet feminine partner. In a dual biography, he shows how Rogers and Evans carefully husbanded their public image and—of particular note—incorporated their Christian faith into their performances. And in a series of exhaustive appendixes, he documents their contributions to each medium they worked in. Testifying to both the breadth and the longevity of their careers, the book includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike. With its engaging tone and meticulous research, King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West is bound to become the definitive source on the lives of these two great American icons.

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"Roy Rogers and Dale Evans entertained Americans for more than 60 years and, in so doing, created their own special image of the mythic American West." With this premise, White (history, emeritus ... Read full review

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I really do love Roy Rogers and Dale Evens. I sure wish we had those CLEAN ACTORS ON THEscreen to day. My heart is sad knowing they are gone. But I love the stand they took for Jesus . Instead of lisening to people who dont really have any thing clean to really stand fo. What a testmony. Married all those years. Raised many children, and loved each other enough to pray togeather so they could live forever togeather with the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 


Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on the
The Recording Careers of Roy Rogers
The Comics of Roy Rogers Dale Evans
The Television Careers
Christianity in the Careers
Appendix A Roy Rogerss Filmography
Appendix B Dale Evanss Filmography
Log of Dale Evanss Radio Appearances
Appendix F Dale Evanss Discography
Appendix G Roy and Dales Song Compositions
Appendix H Roy and Dales Comics
Roy and Dales Television Appearances
Appendix J Log of A Date with Dale
Appendix K Dale Evans Rogerss Inspirational Books
In Their Own Words

Appendix E Roy Rogerss Discography

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Page 515 - Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972); a more compact account is by Winthrop S.

About the author (2006)

Raymond E. White is professor emeritus of history at Ball State University. He has published numerous articles on Roy Rogers and on cowboys in film.

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