For greater than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that the USA adored good into the trendy age. Blazing a path via each department of the leisure industry—radio, movie, recordings, tv, or even comedian books—the couple capitalized on their beautiful personas and appealed to the nation's trust in family members values, an self sustaining spirit, community.
King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West provides those celebrities within the such a lot finished and inclusive account so far. half narrative, half reference, this impeccably researched, hugely available survey spans the complete scope of Rogers's and Evans's careers, illuminating and celebrating their position in twentieth-century American pop culture. Following the pair via every one degree in their specialist and private trajectories, writer Raymond E. White explores the original alchemy of the making a song cowboy and his free-spirited but female companion. In a twin biography, he exhibits how Rogers and Evans conscientiously husbanded their public photograph and—of specific note—incorporated their Christian religion into their performances. And in a sequence of exhaustive appendixes, he files their contributions to every medium they labored in. attesting to either the breadth and the durability in their careers, the ebook comprises radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that may pride historians and creditors alike. With its enticing tone and meticulous learn, King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West is sure to develop into the definitive resource at the lives of those nice American icons.
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