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An illustrated history of Trigger : the lives and legend of Roy Rogers' palomino

Author: Leo Pando
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among certain fans, Roy Rogers' golden Palomino Trigger was more popular than the King of the Cowboys himself. Some are still infatuated by the horse decades after his death in 1965--and no wonder. Trigger is the most famous movie horse of all time. But in truth, "Trigger" was a composite of the original horse, a number of look-alikes and one extraordinary double (rarely acknowledged by Rogers) named Little Trigger.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Pando
ISBN: 9780786461110 078646111X
OCLC Number: 607985437
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©2008.
Description: ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Lives and legend of Roy Rogers' palomino
Responsibility: Leo Pando ; foreword by Corky Randall.

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Among certain fans, Roy Rogers' golden Palomino Trigger was more popular than the King of the Cowboys himself. Some are still infatuated by the horse decades after his death in 1965--and no wonder. Trigger is the most famous movie horse of all time. But in truth, "Trigger" was a composite of the original horse, a number of look-alikes and one extraordinary double (rarely acknowledged by Rogers) named Little Trigger. This book is a detailed look at the animals and men who created and nurtured the legend of "the smartest horse in the movies." It covers the life story of the original horse and the look-alikes, as well as the story of "Trigger," the legend. A filmography lists all films in which Trigger appeared, including some without Roy Rogers. Television and personal appearances are also discussed.

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