Skip to comments.KING OF THE COWBOYS ROY ROGERS REIGN ENDS WITH NO HAPPY TRAILS
Posted on 12/25/2009 6:20:24 AM PST by Zakeet
Roy Rogers and his trusty steed Trigger may have come to the end of their "Happy Trails" - television's most famous horse is going on the auction block, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
The beloved golden palomino's home, the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, has closed - doomed by bitter family feuding, greed, mounting debts and IRS demands.
Trigger - stuffed in a familiar pose, rearing majestically on hind legs - will join Dale Evans' horse Buttermilk, their beloved German shepherd Bullet and other Rogers memorabilia in bidding that's expected to reach into the multimillions of dollars.
Fans around the world were stunned by the news that the museum in Branson, Mo., abruptly closed its doors on Dec. 12 after being open to fans for 42 years.
"Negotiations are underway for Trigger, Buttermilk and Bullet to be sold at auction in New York next summer," an insider told The ENQUIRER. "The IRS has valued Trigger alone at $1 million - not bad for a horse Roy paid $25,000 for when he was alive!
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalenquirer.com ...
Probably inheritance tax. raiders like Buffet love that.
Yup. Sky King was my favorite. And the ad: “Reach for Nabisco...”
I was a very lucky girl. My dad knew the owner of the RKO Palace in Rochester, NY. We always had free passes and dad was always willing to take me to the cartoons and some of the great movies of the day.
When I was a kid, I saw him shooting trap at a gun club, but don't recall getting to meet him.
I did, however, get to meet "Hopalong Cassidy" as a young lad. He was great with the kids.
Don’t forget to subtract annual average inflation of maybe 3% over that time, so your real return is ~3.5%
Pancho to Cisco: “Hey Cisco, let’s went”
"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King"
Memory getting a bit rusty, RWA? Pretty close, though ;>)
If you want another childhood memory punctured and deflated, watch “Hollywoodland.” Good flick (and very intriguing mystery) about the tragic George Reeves and also a great story about redemption.
I got to know Roy Rogers at the Saturday morning matinees. In 1962, children of American servicemen and civilian personnel would troop into the movie theater at the Hindenburg Barracks in Bad Kreuznach, Germany each Saturday morning to watch a program which began with a serial such as “Panther Girl of the Kongo” or “Radar Men from the Moon,” to be followed by a feature film. Many of these films featured Roy Rogers and included “In Old Amarillo,” “Under California Stars,” and “Hands Across the Border.”
I was probably among the last American children to have experienced Saturday morning matinees.
putting in next flick que right now. thanks
Someone on another topic mentioned Lucy and the football episode comparing it to these Rats who say they don’t like health care.
I think you’ll like it. I just watched it a couple weeks ago. Somewhat slow pacing, but that makes it pleasurable. And interesting movement through time.
Looking at that would depress me.
Give me Snoopy and the Red Baron
I simply ran the numbers to get the calculated intereste rate, disregarding the impact of inflation on the end result.
Regardless, if you had $25K earning 6.56675% annual compounded interest rate, you would wind up with with $1M in 58 years.
It’s the CD working at 3% with an inflation rate of 3% that gets you nowhere.
Don't remember Captain corbett but remember Andy's gang with jungle boy,Howdy doody,(princess summer fall winter spring) Old also but great memories.
C&W singer Clint Black has Roy Roger's eyes...could be RR's son.
I went to school with Clint's father who was voted "Most Handsome" and was much better looking than Clint.
Tony Romo also has RR eyes.
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