Thursday, May 21, 2015

FOR LOVERS OF OLD WESTERNS....ROY ROGERS .... "MY PAL TRIGGER".... GREAT!!!


THIS  PAST  YEAR  BEEN  MAKING  MY  WAY  THROUGH  THE  90  OR  SO  FULL  LENGTH  MOVIES  OF  ROY  ROGERS  AND  TRIGGER.

ROY'S  FAVORITE  MOVIE  WAS  "MY PAL TRIGGER'; - A FICTITIOUS  STORY  OF  HOW  ROY  GOT  TRIGGER.

THE  DOWN  EAST  STAGE  PERFORMER  CAME  WEST;  DIDN'T  LEARN  TO  RIDE  TILL  NEARLY  50;  ADOPTED  THE  NAME  "GABBY"  HENCE  "GEORGE  "GABBY"  HAYES.

IN  THIS  MOVIE  YOU  SEE  HIS  ACTING  ABILITY  LEARNT  FROM  DECADES  ACTING  DOWN  EAST.  GEORGE  CREATED  THE  CHARACTER  "GABBY"  BUT  IN  REAL  LIFE  JUST  THE  OPPOSITE. PUT  HIS  TEETH  IN,  WALKED  STRAIGHT  AS  AN  ARROW,  WORE  EXPENSIVE  SUITS,  DROVE  A  FANCY  CAR.

HERE  A  LITTLE  ON  GABBY:  A  FINE  ACTING  ROLE  HE  DID  IN  "MY  PAL  TRIGGER....WITH  A  LITTLE  SINGING  WITH  DALE  EVANS. PRODUCED  ABOUT  1945.  A  HORSE  STORY  SO  FULL  OF  "HORSE  TRICKS  AND  FOALS  AND  A  STOCK  SADDLE  HORSE  RACE,  WHERE  REAL  PRO JOCKEYS  WERE  USED,  ALL  BUT  ROY...." INTERESTING  STORY  BEHIND  THAT.  THEY  HIRED  REAL  JOCKEY  MEN  FOR  THE RACE;  THEY  WERE  ALL  EXCITED  BECAUSE  THEY  HAD  HEARD  TRIGGER  WAS  INDEED  REAL  FAST.....CAME  FROM  A  PRO  BREEDING  RACING  STABLE  PARTLY  OWNED  BY  BING  CROSBY.... TRULY  WAS  A  FAST  SPRINTER.
A  MOVIE  FOR  ALL  HORSE  LOVERS,  A  BIT  OF  EVERYTHING  CONCERNING  HORSES  IN  THIS  ONE.  KIDS  INTERESTED  IN  HORSES  NEED  THIS  MOVIE.
A  REAL  GOOD  FAMILY  MOVIE  -  BLACK  AND  WHITE,  BUT  WHAT'S  IN  IT  MAKES  OP  FOR  LACK  OF  COLOR.
 WILL  TELL  YOU  MORE  LATER  BUT  HERE  IS  A  LITTLE  ABOUT  GEORGE  "GABBY"  HAYES:


GEORGE 'GABBY' HAYES TRIVIA

Information, trivia, data and list of facts about George 'Gabby' Hayes. What would you like to know about George 'Gabby' Hayes?

Though a long time Western star, he had not learned to ride a horse until nearly 50 years of age.
The hero of "Gabby Hayes Comics", a comic book of the 1950s.
In real life he was the exact opposite of the characters he played on film. He was well read, well-groomed, serious and highly philosophical.
Western sidekicks Gabby Hayes and Smiley Burnette were so popular with audiences that they consistently placed in "top 10" box-office cowboy star polls alongside Gene Autry and Roy Rogers..
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2000.
Married one time, to Olive E. Ireland, from 1914-1957. Olive Ireland performed in vaudeville under the name Dorothy Earle and thus is often mistaken for film actress/writer Dorothy Earle, and that Earle is often mistakenly listed as one of George `Gabby` Hayes`s wives. Dorothy Earle was never married to George `Gabby` Hayes.
He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 6728 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
(imdb.com)
"The Gabby Hayes Show" (1950)_(NBC TV ) featured weekly live "Western teleplays" with a different cast each week. Unique even to this day. (imdb.com)
He hosted a local 15 minute late afternoon show in NYC in the early '50s, aimed at school aged children (WNBT Ch. 4). This show presented Western feature films from the '30s and '40s. Each film would be presented in 5 installments Mon-Fri. The final installment , or "the showdown", on Friday would coincide with the last day of the school week. A double treat for the fans. (imdb.com)
Leaving the Cassidy films in a salary dispute, he was legally precluded from using the "Windy" nickname, and so took on the sobriquet "Gabby", and was so billed from about 1940 (imdb.com)
One of the few sidekicks to land on the annual list of Top Ten Western Boxoffice Stars, he did so repeatedly. (imdb.com)
every year in April at the beginning of trout season in Pennsylvania, the Gabby Hayes Memorial Fishing Expedition is held by a group of long-time friends and so named as a whimsical homage to the man whose early career began in the environs of his boyhood New York home near the northern Pennsylvania border. The first "expedition" was held in 1969, coincidentally the year of Hayes' death(en.wikipedia.org)
Hayes was the nephew of George F. Morrison, Vice President of General Electric. (en.wikipedia.org)

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