DALE EVANS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 19529
DALE EVANS Dale Evans signs a note to a fan on an index card. Autograph note signed: "To Jim/Sincerely/Dale Evans", 5x3 index card. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1¾x1¾, affixed at lower right corner. Typed name at upper margin, typed biography at lower margin. Magazine article affixed to verso. Dated on verso: "September 20, 1952
Sale Price $234.00
Dale Evans signs a note to a fan on an index card.
Autograph note signed: "To Jim/Sincerely/Dale Evans", 5x3 index card. Magazine photograph, b/w, 1¾x1¾, affixed at lower right corner. Typed name at upper margin, typed biography at lower margin. Magazine article affixed to verso. Dated on verso: "September 20, 1952". At the time she signed this card, Evans was starring on television on The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957). Dale Evans (1912-2001), born Frances Octavia Smith, who would become known as the "Queen of the West", started her career as a singer on radio and in nightclubs. After moving to Hollywood, she found few roles at the major studios, but became a Western star with Republic Studios, often cast with singing cowboy Roy Rogers (1911-1998), born Leonard Slye. Rogers and Evans, who co-starred in such films as The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944), The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944), Don't Fence Me In (1945), My Pal Trigger (1946) and Apache Rose (1947) were married in 1947, the year after the death of Rogers' first wife and the end of Evans' marriage. The couple starred on television on The Roy Rogers Show and The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show (1962-1963), which closed with their theme song, "Happy Trails to You", written by Evans. They were a devoted couple with many children (many of whom they adopted) and grandchildren. Evans, who also authored several inspirational books, later hosted a religious program. Slightly creased at corners. Light rectangular show through at the "Evans". Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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