Posts Tagged ‘Westerns’

Herb Jeffries, ‘Bronze Buckaroo’

June 2, 2014

Herb Jeffries, ‘Bronze Buckaroo’

Herb Jeffries, who sang with Duke Ellington and starred in early black westerns as the singing “Bronze Buckaroo,” died last week. He was believed to be 100 years old.

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Happy Trails, Trigger

July 19, 2010

Happy Trails, Trigger

Christie’s auctioned off the contents of the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum last week. Roy’s stuffed and mounted horse Trigger was sold for $266,000 to cable network RFD-TV, which also bought the stuffed remains of Roy’s dog Bullet for $35,000.  RFD-TV will use them as studio props when it begins airing Roy Rogers movies this fall.

Roy Rogers’ saddle sold for $386,500, his guitar $8,750, and a pair of his boots fetched $7,500. The jeep Nellybelle sold for $116,500 and Roy’s silver-dollar-studded 1964 Bonneville brought in $254,500.

Dale Evans’ preserved horse Buttermilk sold for $35,000. Dale’s handwritten lyrics to the “Happy Trails” theme song sold for $27,500, and the crowd spontaneously sang the tune at the end of the sale. Total raised by the auction: $2.98 million.

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Buy Roy Rogers’ Stuffed Horse. Happy Trails.

July 13, 2010

Roy Rogers' Stuffed Horse at Auction. Happy Trails.

Buy Trigger the Wonder Horse this week in New York. The famed Palomino was stuffed and exhibited at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum, and the place has closed. Roy and Dale’s treasures have been rounded up for auction at Christie’s on July 14-15. See the slide show here.

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