Wednesday, March 3, 2010

VTT - My Heroes Were Cowboys



The movie and TV cowboys on these three postcards by Movie Candid Color Cards (circa 1949) were my heroes when I was about five years old. From left to right the cowboys are Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Gene Autry. **I will put the text from the backs of these postcards at the end, for those who are interested.

I actually saw Hopalong Cassidy in person and had an autographed picture of Roy Rogers. My first watch was a Hopalong Cassidy watch. Hopalong Cassidy was very big business in 1950 (you can read all about him in the 1950 Time Magazine article "MANNERS & MORALS: Kiddies in the Old Corral." Below is a photomontage of me in my cowboy outfit superimposed on a photo of Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger.



Unfortunately I didn't save any of my cowboy stuff except the photo of Roy Rogers and my cowboy hankies.







**From the backs of the postcards:

ROY ROGERS and TRIGGER are one of the most successful entertainment teams in the world. Starring in Republic westerns, Roy also has a weekly radio show, makes records, has tieups with twenty-odd wearing apparel manufacturers, and his rodeo has broken all records with 12,000,000 admissions in the last six years.

BILL BOYD, or "Hopalong Cassidy," as he's better known to youngsters from six to sixty, has never been far from the top of the Cowboy Roost. This year, however, with his new series of weekly appearances on Television, Hoppy's hit the peak of a Hollywood career that began as a De Mille extra in 1919.

GENE AUTRY started a new cycle in Hollywood when he joined Republic Pictures in 1934 as their singing cowboy star. Now equally prominent on radio, screen, records and rodeos, Gene and his horse "Champion," are high on the list of America's perennial entertainment favorites.



I'm participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday


28 comments:

  1. Interesting post. Love the pic of you in your cowboy out fit and the hankies. I think my bro had a cowboy hanky when we were kids.
    Kathy

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  2. Very cool! Love the hankies.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  3. Love seeing all those old cowboy star things. You really brought back a lot of memories for me today. We used to go the movies every Saturday and watch on of these guys shoot em up.

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  4. Mine, too...ah, Will Rogers...I loved him as a girl. And John Wayne, too.

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  5. Awesome! Those hankies are great!

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  6. These were my favorites along with The Lone Ranger. I really like your cowgirl outfit. Very adorable. My brother and I had matching Wyatt Earp outfits complete with vest and dual six shooters.
    Yeeeeee-ha!

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  7. oh, these hankies are sweet! Perfect combination with the post cards. Have a great VTT

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  8. What a sweet little girl you were. I like your montage - well done!

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  9. What a sweet picture, you and your outfit look Great! The hankies are wonderful. Bella

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  10. What a cutie you were, cowgirl! Love learning about you and your cowboy love!

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  11. Ole time cowboys, my hubby still watches some of the shows on Fox Movie Channel. It's an escape for me, so clean. I love the hankies, don't think Ive ever seen one before.
    Ann

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  12. How I remember watching Roy Rogers and Gene Autry! That was when TV had good shows to watch. Nowadays, the kids do not get a life lesson from the shows they watch like we did. You are very lucky to have never heard or tasted Syrup of back-Draught! Trust me, it's someting you never forget!

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  13. very interesting post to read.. pretty hankies too.. reminds me of toy story movies.. :-)

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  14. Fabulous post! You brought a great big grin to my face-I too loved watching Hoppy, Gene and Roy (and don't forget Dale!) on Saturday mornings.

    Love the picture of you and-you lucky girl-an autographed picture of Roy and Trigger!

    Your hankies are wonderful!

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  15. How cute! I can only remember reading Pecos Bill and admiring Davy Crocett when I was little.

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  16. Yep, this post does a Texas Gals heart good! You're a cutie in your cowgirl outfit and of course the hankies are treasures. I was a big Roy Rogers and Dale Evans fan...still am. Great post!

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  17. Fun post. Those hankies are very cool and vintage.

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  18. Great cowboy stuff...thanks so much for sharing. Peace, Stephanie

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  19. Love your Roy Rogers; He and Dale signed one of their photos for me but that was many years ago.
    Visiting via Vintage Thingies Thursday and sure enjoying myself.

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  20. I really like your autographed card of Roy Rogers and Trigger. What a fine vintage treasure.

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  21. What an adorable little cowgirl you were- I wish I was good at photoshop, that's a really cool thing to have- a "photo" of you and one of your childhood heroes!

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  22. Love your cowboy hankies! Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend.

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  23. You have some of the greatest post cards! And I love, love, love those hankies.

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