July 2010


Nationaltheater München

The 28th SIBMAS conference takes place next week in Munich, Germany.  The theme of this meeting is: “Connecting points: Performing Arts Collections uniting past and future.”  For a full listing of the papers being presented, go here.

Image credit: NYPL Digital Gallery Image ID: TH-56046

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Trigger on display at Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum

Although we don’t usually discuss film and television performers on this blog, as the NPR piece makes clear, “Trigger was more than a movie star.”  Indeed, the former Golden Cloud made countless personal appearances on stage with Roy Rogers.

Last night, Trigger was sold at the New York auction house, Christie’s, to the highest bidder (Nebraska cable company, RFD-TV) for $266,500.  You can read a fuller account of the first day of this massive sale of materials dispersed from the former Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum (described by its auctioneer as an unusually “colorful, emotional and sentimental” event) here.

Will Bullet, Buttermilk and Trigger, Jr. remain together?

Image credit: Christie’s