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It’s never too early to saddle up your “Trigger” or “Buttermilk” and make plans for the 2013 Roy Rogers Festival, July 31 – August 3, 2013, Portsmouth, OH at the Holiday Inn Hotel. You don’t want to miss it!
2013 Roy Rogers Festival
July 31 – August 3, 2013
Holiday Inn Hotel
711 Second St
Wednesday, July 31, – August 3, 2013 – Time: 8:00pm
(Many will come early and join us for a fun-filled evening! There will be lots of food and a chance to meet and visit with our honored guest stars and extra special guests on a more personal level. This year we’re “Celebrating 30 Years”. The 2013 Roy Rogers Festival *Early-Bird Reception* proudly features the many talents of festival regular, “Col. Bill Sanders”. Col. Bill sings with much feeling and straight from the heart, as he performs each song.
Roy and Dale’s son-in-law, “Jon Patterson” will share his musical talents and melodious voice with us. Jon will perform along with the other entertainers nightly. He’s a great entertainer, with excellent showmanship! Jon is a member of “The Natchez Trace Band”, back home in Alabama.
We’ll enjoy the wonderful entertainment while getting acquainted with other Roy and Dale fans, and rekindling those friendships we established in previous years at the annual Roy Rogers Festival.
Movie & TV Stars in Person!
Come meet members of Roy & Dale’s family, along with your favorite Stage, Screen and Television actresses and/or actors.
Autographs and Photos with the Stars
(Many festival fans use the memorable Roy Rogers Festival program and collect all of the Guest Stars, Special Guests and Entertainers’ autographs.)
Questions & Answers Forum
Day: TBA – Hospitality Center – Time: TBA
(This is a forum where anyone may ask questions of our guests, relay your thoughts and your comments and etc. Have your questions and comments reaady for any of our guests.
Roy Rogers Boyhood Home
Thursday, August 1, 2013 – Time: 5:00pm
(Be out in front of the host hotel early for an informal drive out to see the house and visit the church, and what was then the school where Roy attended.)
Collectors & Dealer Memorabilia Room
(Featuring a large selection of posters, lobby cards, stills, comics, films, video tapes, DVD’s, toys, books, magazines, audio tapes & records, CD’s, autographs & etc.)
Great singing and musical entertainers will perform for the 2011 Roy Rogers Festival. Local super-talents included our own “Col. Bill Sanders”.
Breakfast with the Stars
Saturday, August 3, 2013 – - Time: 7:30am
Saturday, August 3, 2013 – 1:00pm
(Western fans come dressed in costume as their favorite western character out of the ‘Old West’ or a live or fictional character out of ‘American History”. Prizes will be given to the best character in the two catagories. A special panel of judges will be selected for the contest.)
Grand Banquet with the Stars
Scioto Room – August 3, 2013 – Time: 7:00pm
(The banquet will be filled with fans who dress in their best western duds. They’ll share in an elegant meal with the Guest Stars and Special Guests. Everyone will enjoy the companionship of our Roy and Dale Extended Family Members during this year’s special Roy Rogers “Centennial Celebration” Festival. We’ll have the pleasure of visitin’ with lots of wonderful folks for a few days.)
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For almost two decades, Monica Lewis was a certified pop music and pop culture phenomenon — the rhapsodic vocal essence of the Jazz Age. She was the idealized, wholesomely sexy sound and image of apple-pie America, lending a melodious voice of hope to thousands of U.S. troops through two of the 20th century’s greatest wars.
She was the magazine cover girl with the mile-wide smile and the ad world’s Most Wanted with the million-dollar legs. On the screen, she supported legendary Hollywood actors with her sass, brass, song and dance while posing a blonde, bodacious threat to fellow MGM Studios performer Lana Turner. On the airwaves, she was a Top Banana — singing her way into TV and radio history as the oh-so-a-peelin’ cartoon persona of the venerable Chiquita Banana brand.
Monica’s course toward classic song styling was set as a child. She was the youngest of three children born to musical parents: her father, Leon, was a symphonic composer and pianist, and her mother, Jessica, sang with the Chicago Opera Company. After the Great Depression forced the Lewis clan to relocate from Chicago to New York City, there was no shortage of sibling rivalry: Monica’s sister, Bobbe, established herself as an accomplished concert pianist, while her brother, Marlo, co-created Ed Sullivan’s landmark television show, TOAST OF THE TOWN (later renamed THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW).
Having studied voice with her mother since a mere toddler, Monica quit junior college at 17 to work as a vocalist on THE GLOOM DODGERS, a popular radio wake-up program on New York’s WHN. This and other early airwaves successes led to her debut at Manhattan’s legendary Stork Club and subsequent discovery by the “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman, whose imprimatur hastened her ascent as a vocalist/co-host on nationally broadcast programs including BEAT THE BAND, THE CHESTERFIELD HOUR: MUSIC THAT SATISFIES and THE REVERE CAMERA SHOW.
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