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Our Will Rogers

Author: Homer Croy
Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1953] ©1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Croy, Homer, 1883-1965.
Our Will Rogers.
New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1953]
(OCoLC)701699118
Named Person: Will Rogers; Will Rogers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer Croy
OCLC Number: 1264609
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 377 pages 21 cm
Contents: Birth of Will Rogers. His Irish-Indian ancestry --
Poor Willie is sent off to school --
Will goes to a military school in Missouri --
Will runs away from school--turns up in Higgins, Texas --
Betty Blake is born in the Ozarks of Arkansas --
Will goes to South Africa and becomes "the Cherokee Kid" --
Will ropes at the St. Louis World's Fair --
Will ropes a steer at Madison Square Garden--but lets it get away --
Will talks for the first time. He fails in business --
Will is married. Meets Fred Stone --
Will fails in business again --
Will joins the Ziegfeld Follies --
The Follies become a national institution. And so does Will --
Will meets the great comedians of the day --
Will tries his hand at silent pictures --
Will becomes a writer --
Will becomes a lecturer --
Will goes to Europe. Meets Lady Astor and Mussolini --
He becomes a mayor. Has his "operation." Again tries his hand at a silent picture --
Will meets Lindbergh --
Will runs for president --
Will makes his first talking picture. The stock market crash --
Will in Hollywood. Stands by his old friends --
Will works in the sound studios. Tries to be funny with women's hats --
Will becomes sensitive about his age. His religion --
"I never met a man I didn't like"--how it originated. Will makes his last movie --
The airplane crash --
The amount of his estate. The building of the monument at Barrow, Alaska --
Myths and legends. An analysis of his humor.
Responsibility: by Homer Croy

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