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05-12-2011 12:37 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Photo courtesy of High Noon.

Photo courtesy of High Noon.

With cap pistols and stick horses kids like me in the 1950s did what we could to imitate TV western heroes like Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Why not? Roy was the “King of Cowboys” and Dale Evans was his superstar wife and sidekick.

Separating fact from fiction didn’t mean a lot. As far as I could tell, this cowboy and cowgirl were the stuff of legend.

The plot in these early cowboy shows was simple too. Lots of optimism and comedy. Plus, the good guys always won. Western television shows were made for kids. Ten-gallon hats, fringed Western wear, hand-tooled boots, six-guns, it was simply the best.

“Cowboys weren't allowed to kiss girls in pictures, so one time I gave Dale a little peck on the forehead and we got a ton of letters to leave that mushy stuff out... So I had to kiss Trigger instead,” Roy said.

No one is more closely associated with 1950’s television western heroes than Roy Rogers. He was what he was—a good guy.

On Jan. 29-20, High Noon Western Americana held its annual Antique Show & Auction in Mesa, AZ. Featured in the auction was a selection of western memorabilia from television and movie greats including Tom Mix, The Lone Ranger, Matt Dillon, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

Roy Rogers’ custom-made Rose Parade Boots made by Houston bootmaker and marksman Joe Bowman; 1940s; sold in the auction for $10,350.

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