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


And no time to work up a thoughtful post either, but I promise not to quote that P J Harvey song.  Just a quick note to let you know that the Harry Ransom Center recently announced that the Robert De Niro Film Materials Collection is now available to researchers.  You can read the official press release in all its multimedia splendor here.

Something else to look forward to in Austin!

Today’s New York Times contains a substantial story promoting the New York Public Library’s recent acquisition of papers relating to the theatrical career of actress Katharine Hepburn. Also included on the Times site is an extensive selection of photographs and documents from the collection available as a slide show.

The Hepburn papers will be available to researchers at the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts by February 2008, with a full slate of public programs scheduled to coincide with the opening of the papers. The complete NYPL press release can be found here.