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Julie & Bob ReamJulie & Bob Ream
"History Meets Hollywood" Presentation

Julie Ann & Bob combine their love of history with their own personal, professional,& family experiences to bring 'HISTORY MEETS HOLLYWOOD' to the public.

Through vintage movies & TV shows, historic power point presentations of memories & bygone days, to interviews with the STARS, you'll take an entertaining & enriching walk into the past. There will be an audience Q& A to take place after each presentation.

REPUBLIC PICTURES 75th Anniversary REPUBLIC PICTURES 75th Anniversary
'Second Generation Panel'

Showing: Thursday at 10:30am
Followed by a One on One Interview and Audience Q & A
with Julie Rogers at 11:30am

When Herbert Yates combined the defunct poverty row studios he acquired during the depression to form REPUBLIC PICTURES, he also acquired the contracts of their stars. Among them John Wayne, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers. When the studio celebrated its 75th Anniversary they contacted both Leonard Maltin and Julie Ann Ream to moderate panels. Knowing Julie's grandfather Cactus Mack & his cousin Glenn Strange made the first western movie Republic produced, and their cousin Rex Allen made the last, they figured it was a good choice and let her chose who she wanted on her panel. She decided on a second generation panel to interview the children of that stars that are no longer with us. You will see interviews with the children and in some cases grandchildren of John Wayne, Judy Canova, Chuck Connors, Linda Stirling, Roy Rogers, & more.

TV Series: Dallas Dallas Television Series

Showing: Thursday at 12:00pm
Followed by a One on One Interview and Audience Q & A
with Morgan Brittany at 12:30pm

The Ewing family lived at the sprawling South Fork ranch, in hoity-toity Braddock County just outside Dallas. Like any good power family, there was a matriarch and patriarch, and three sons- this core group, their extensive romantic relations, and the Barnes clan of rival oilers were all Jacobs needed to create a self-contained histrionic world of intrigue, dysfunction and passion.

Who remembers our sweet and talented guest star Morgan Brittany as the wicked Catherine Wentworth?

TV Series: The Big Valley The Big Valley Television Series

Showing: Thursday at 2:30pm
Followed by a One on One Interview and Audience Q & A
with Kathy Garver at 3:30pm

The Big Valley is set in the 1870's in California's gorgeous San Joaquin Valley. The series tells the story of Stockton's richest and most powerful family, The Barkleys. Lead by the family matriarch and widow Victoria Barkley, they live on the Barkley Ranch managing their cattle, mines, citrus groves and logging camps.

Victoria's four adult brood consists of her two sons Jarrod and Nick, daughter Audra and step-son Heath.

This episode will feature guest star Kathy Garver.

Iverson Movie Ranch

Glennn Strange Rock
Dedication  of  'Glenn Strange Rock'

Showing: Friday at 10:30am
Audience Q & A with Julie Ann Ream will follow.

Notorious character actor & 'Heavy' Glenn Strange played the villain in many Western films and TV shows, but none more convincingly as that of his portrayal of Butch Cavendish, the Lone Ranger's nemesis in the series of the same name. Shot in 1949 at the famous Iverson Movie Ranch, in Chatsworth, CA. this DVD shares the beginnings of the famous series along with the building of the characters relationships and follies... all set in the grandeur of the famous Movie Ranch. It will be followed with a LIVE presentation of the dedication of the 'Glenn Strange Rock', where he perched to ambush the Texas Rangers!

Movie: Chisum Starring John Wayne Chisum Movie
Starring John Wayne, Forest Tucker, Andrew Prine, and Geoffrey Deuel.

Showing: Friday at 12:00pm (Noon)
Followed by a One on One Interview and Audience Q & A
with Geoffrey Deuel at 1:30pm

John Wayne SillhouetteCattle Baron John Chisum joins forces with unscrupulous outlaws.

Loosely based on events and characters from the Lincoln County Land War of 1878 in the New Mexico Territory, which involved historical figures John Chisum, (1824-1884), Pat Garrett (1850-1908), and Billy the Kid (1859-1881) among others. This was Geoffrey Deuel's first performance.

Movie: The Long Riders The Long Riders Movie
Starring David, Keith & Robert Carradine, James & Stacy Keech, and Dennis & Randy Quaid.

Showing: Friday at 2:30pm
Followed by a One on One Interview and Audience Q & A
with Robert Carradine at 4:00pm

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

This film features Guest Star Robert Carradine, and will be sitting down for a "One on One" interview immediately following the film.

This is Your Life Roy Rogers
This is Your Life Roy Rogers

This is Your Life!

Showing: Saturday at 11:30am
Followed by a One on One Interview and Audience Q & A
with Dodie Rogers-Paterson at 12:00pm (Noon)

Host Ralph Edwards takes you on an intimate walk through the life of America's Favorite Cowboy. This will be followed by a Q & A that will share fun facts about the life and career of Roy Rogers & Dale Evans.


You Can Also Tour Roy Roger's Boyhood home

Thursday at 2:00pm & Friday at 10:30am

Old-Time Wagon There will be a
Portsmouth City Fire Engine


an Old-Time
Covered Wagon on Display
Portsmouth City Fire Engine
All Star Celebrity Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Runs Thursday thru Saturday
  • Auction Closes at 1:00pm on Saturday
LIVE Auctions at the
Friday & Saturday Night Banquets
Al Oliver: Former Major League Baseball Player
Al Oliver - Former Major League Baseball player Al Oliver - Former Major League Baseball player Al Oliver - Former Major League Baseball player
Thursday, August 2nd 2018: Al Oliver will be attending our event
Check out Al's new Book, LIFES A HIT, DON"T STRIKE OUT.
AL will have his BOOK there for Sale with FREE AUTOGRAPH
Del Duduit, Author of 'Buckeye Believer - 40 Days of Devotions for the Ohio State Faithful' Del Duduit
Author of
"Buckeye Believer"
Buckeye Believer - 40 Days of Devotions for the Ohio State Faithful
A Dedicated writer of Devotions for Sports members.
Del will have a table set up to sell and Autograph his Book at The Roy Rogers Festival.

Zachariah MalachiZachariah Malachi is Entertaining on Thursday Night

Performing at 7:45pm on Thursday Evening
Spending much of his youth listening to the likes of Hank Williams, Detroit-native Zachariah was born to play hillbilly music.

From the time he could yodel, he has spent most of his life dedicated to crafting a replica of the sound of 1940's and 1950's honky-tonk. Through the tosses and turns of different influences, he has been able to adopt other various genres to his sound including (but not limited to) Americana, Folk, Bluegrass and Punk Rock. Zachariah is a truly multi-talented artist.

Zachariah Malachi's website

Steve FreeSteve Free is Entertaining on Thursday Night

Performing at 8:45pm on Thursday Evening
Steve Free is an internationally acclaimed award winning singer/songwriter/recording artist. The winner of numerous Music Industry Awards including 9 ASCAP AWARDS, a Platinum Record and a GRAMMY nomination he has charted over 30 songs on the National & International, Americana, Country & Billboard Charts, including 15 #1 songs, while remaining one of Music's Top Folk Artist both in the U.S and in Europe.

In 1996 he was named International Independent Recording Artist of the Year, in 2008 he won the Governor’s Aard as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio and in 2009 was honored by The Kentucky State Senate for his musical contributions to Appalachia. He is an Ohio Arts Council and Midwest Arts Council “Ohio Artist On Tour ".

In 2000 he received a lifetime achievement award from Airplay International in Nashville for his decades of international airplay. His song ‘SEIGE AT LUCASVILLE’, about the 1993 Ohio prison riot was filmed by CBS TV's 48 Hours in 1996 and his song OUR HOMETOWN is featured in the PBS Documentary ‘BEYOND THESE WALLS’.

  • In 2009 he was honored by being named an Official “Ohio Treasure“
  • In 2014 he has performed on PBS, NPR and THE NASHVILLE NETWORK
  • And been featured in The AFM International Magazine, GTE Music Magazine in Nashville and numerous other music industry magazines and newspaper articles
Steve Free's website

Jon PattersonJon Patterson

Performing at the Friday Night Banquet
Jon is the husband of Dodie Rogers-Patterson, which of course, makes him the son-in-law of Roy Rogers an d Dale Evans. But over the past few years, Jon has become part of our Roy Rogers Festival family as well! You'll probably find him helping out with the entertainment in our hospitality room most evenings, hosting some of the events throughout the festival, greeting and getting to know the fans of Roy and Dale, and doing whatever he can to support Dodie, the Rogers legacy, and the festival. He may even occasionally pull out their Trigger and Gabby puppets to entertain the kids. John is also of special interest to the guests of our festival because of his 'day job.' For more than 25 years, Jon has worked as an engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). In laymen's terms, he's a "rocket scientist." Jon is currently supporting the development of NASA's new launch vehicle, the Space Launch System (SLS). This will be used to carry America's crews and large payloads to deep space exploration destinations, including Mars someday. He is currently leading his team in the definition of the capabilities necessary for the on-board computers to operate the vehicle systems, as well as those required to detect and respond to failures to either maintain critical functions, or to recommend and support an abort of the crew in the event of a significant failure requires that they are able to return safely back to earth.

Over his career, Jon has had the opportunity to support several of NASA's fascinating programs. Some of these include the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Tethered Satellite System (TSS), the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle, several experiments flown on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), and the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). It was while he was acting as the lead Software Engineer for the X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle program in Palmdale, California in 1999 that he met Dodie.

In addition to his fascinating work, Jon still enjoys playing soccer and softball competitively. He is also one the lead singers in the band, Natchez Trace, and eight-member group that performs county, classic, southern rock, and even some blue grass music throughout the Tennessee Valley area. We have the opportunity to enjoy a taste of his passion for singing and music when he performs for us each year at the festival.


Donna CunninghamDonna Cunningham

Performing at the Saturday Night Grand Banquet
Donna is a Southern Ohio native. In fact, she still lives on the same road she has lived on almost all her life. She learned at a very early age that she loved to sing and that has never changed. Donna began singing in front of people at the early age of 4. This continued through elementary school. She sang both solo and in a group (Dawnettes) during her high school years. Later on, she did local Broadway musicals. And eventually started her own band (DCFever), which was one of the most successful tri-state bands in the area, playing a mixture of classic country, country rock, and blues.

Through Tom Cable of the Southern Ohio Opry, Donna met some wonderful Nashville folks, most importantly, Marty Martel. Marty introduced her to Allen Karl, which launched her country music career. Mr. Karl signed Donna to his label (Century II Records) and has since named her "Head of Artist Development," and her music career took off worldwide, literally.

Touring Europe in 2012, and Canada in 2014, and a foot in the heart of it all, Nashville. Donna is now a member of the Midnite Jamboree Board and the Music City Hayride both based at the legendary Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville. She is also a member of the CMA, the Traditional Country Music Association., and the Southern Ohio Opry.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
7:00pm   Welcome Reception With the Stars ( in the Hospitality Room )
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm   Dealer's Room is Open
10:30am   Republic 75th 2nd Generation Panel
11:30am   Interview with Julie Rogers
Noon   Dallas Television Show, with Special Guest: Morgan Brittany
12:30pm   Interview with Morgan Brittany
2:00pm   Tour of Roy Rogers' Boyhood Home
2:30pm   The Big Valley Television Show, with Special Guest: Kathy Garver
3:30pm   Interview with Kathy Garver
7:00pm   Hospitality Room Night ( Food & Entertainment )
Friday, August 3rd, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm   Dealer's Room is Open
10:30am   Tour of Roy Rogers' Boyhood Home
10:30am   Glenn Strange Dedication Lone Ranger &
    Iverson Movie Ranch Talk with Julie Ann Ream
Noon   Movie: Chisum, with Special Guest: Geoffrey Deuel
1:30pm   Interview with Geoffrey Deuel
2:30pm   Movie: The Long Riders, with Special Guest: Bobby Carradine
4:00pm   Interview with Bobby Carradine
7:00pm   Hospitality Room Night ( Food, Entertainment, & LIVE Auction )
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
8:00am   Breakfast With the Stars Inside Oscars
9:00am - 2:00pm   Dealer's Room is Open
10:00am   Costume Contest ( Main Floor )
11:30am   This is Your Life Roy Rogers
Noon   Interview with Dodie Rogers
1:00pm   Silent Auction is CLOSED
2:00pm   Dealer Room is Closed
7:00pm   Grand Banquet ( Entertainment & Big LIVE Auction )

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