Roy Rogers’ Fez

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“A couple of years ago, I took a picture (with my phone) at the Roy Rogers museum in Branson (now closed).  The picture was of one of Roy’s Shriner’s fez collection.  It has Roy Rogers & Trigger spelled out in rhinestones. Roy was evidently big in the Shrine, as there were several fezzes in the display case.  This was the only one with Trigger’s name on it.” — Fez #3

For the benefit of younger members, an excerpt from Roy’s Wikipedia entry:

Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, as well as the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his third wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often either Pat Brady, (who drove a jeep called “Nellybelle”) or the crotchety George “Gabby” Hayes. Roy’s nickname was “King of the Cowboys”. Dale’s nickname was “Queen of the West.”

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