In a script straight out of a Weird Western Roy Rogers’ famous and fondly remembered horse Trigger will find himself a TV star all over again when his stuffed remains feature on a Saturday cable show from RFD-TV, Omaha, Nebraska. Starting November 6, Roy Rogers Jr. will introduce Roy Rogers films with Trigger and Bullet serving as a backdrop in the studio. Kind of eerie…
Trigger and Bullet were recently sold at auction in New York for $266,000 and $35,000 respectively following the closure of the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum last December. The total sale realized $2.98 million according to Christie’s. Every item was sold.
Roy Rogers features in my Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns with his 1951 film Spoilers of the Plains in a story involving rockets and satellites in space.
Believe-it-or-not Trigger [Golden Cloud] began his illustrious career as Maid Marian’s horse in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1939).