“You never can tell about a song…but if a cowboy song does make a hit, it lasts longer that the ordinary song.” – Gene Autry Source: Franc Dillon (1937) Rootin’ Tootin’ Rhythm (1937) Gene Autry and Ina Mae at their ranch home in the San Fernando Valley. April, 1949.
Stunt woman Edith Happy (1925-1999) performs her famous hippodrome stand at the Sheriff’s Rodeo at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1958. Happy started her trick riding career in 1943 at the Salinas Rodeo. In 1945, she met her future husband, Don Happy, who taught her stunt work. Edith quickly became a rodeo favorite and later toured […]