Born Lucille Wood Smith, Dale Evans, The Queen of the West, would have been 100 years old today, October 31, 2012. The #1 box office stars during the 1940’s and 1950’s, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans changed the lives of millions of children around the world.
“The Roy Rogers’ 100th Birthday Celebration 2-DVD Commemorative Collection” has just been released featuring the new documentary “Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails.” Watch Now for free: vimeo.com/royanddale/daleevans. This DVD celebrates the life of Roy and Dale and their lasting impact on American culture. It was Evans who wrote the well-known song “Happy Trails.”
Almost everyone over 55 listened to the Roy Rogers’ Show on radio, watched Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in the theatre, or gathered around the television on Saturday mornings for the Roy Rogers Show with Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Trigger, Buttermilk, Bullett, and Nellybelle. In later episodes of the television program, Evans was outspoken in her Christianity, telling people that God would assist them with their troubles.
“Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails” follows the trials and triumphs of Roy and Dale as they celebrated life, but also struggled with the death of multiple children. Dale’s book Angel Unaware, written from the perspective of Roy and Dale’s Down Syndrome baby Robin, forever changed the public perception of children with Down Syndrome and other cognitive disabilities. Profits from Angel Unaware funded the first Executive Director for the ARC and allowed that grass-roots parent’s organization to have their first national headquarters. Dale went on to write 27 other inspirational books and more than 300 songs which have blessed millions around the world.
A great gift in 2012 for anyone in your life over 60, the Roy Rogers’ 100th Birthday 2-DVD Commemorative Collection will provoke hours of discussions and recall many fond memories of growing up in the 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s. A good gift for grandchidren, this collection will introduce another generation to the values and character exemplified by Roy and Dale. The 2-disc set includes two original full-length feature films, two episodes of the Roy Rogers TV Show, and the first-ever documentary on the life of Dale Evans.
INCLUDED in the 2-DVD Collector’s Edition:
Documentary – Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails (33 min)
My Pal Trigger (73 min, uncut)
Lights of Old Santa Fe (73 min, uncut)
The Roy Rogers TV Show: Brady’s Bonanza
The Roy Rogers TV Show: Backfire
View Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails on Vimeo