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April, 1949. Trigger, the pal of Roy Rogers, gets immortalized at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
L-R Pat Butram, Dale Evans, Trigger, Roy Rogers, and far right (in cap) is my grandfather, Jean Klossner, who performed all the footprint ceremonies at the Chinese from 1927 through 1956. Our family has over 80 of the original photos in various albums. View full size.