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WILL ROGERS

 Will Rogers

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Will Rogers Highway Sign
Rare Show of Comedy, Variety, and Down-home Philosophy (1930s)

Will Rogers"Tonight all I know is this - just what I read in the papers during the day," thus began many monologues from Will Rogers. Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

At first, radio was a hard-sell for Will. He had a deep distrust, and even fear, of radio. A long-time vaudevillian, it disturbed him that the microphone never laughed at his jokes or reacted to his stories. When William S. Paley convinced Will to do a weekly show for the E.R. Squibb Company (a drug manufacturer), he brought in a live studio audience and won Will over. Will went on to do the show for Gulf Oil, and was in the midst of the broadcasting season when he was killed in a plane crash.

Will Rogers publicity photoWill never formally rehearsed his show, and it was rare for anyone else to know what he would say before he got to the microphone. In fact, he never even wrote a script. However, he did create his stories by telling them over and over during the week to various friends and strangers, building them and revising them until they were perfect for his Sunday night broadcast.

In addition to The Will Rogers Program, this collection also includes his and his sons (Will Rogers Jr.) guest appearances on other shows including a rare Ziegfeld Follies on the Air program. For more Will Rogers newspaper writing, see also: Club Car Special.

For more western variety see also: All Star Western Theater, Hollywood Barn Dance,Light Crust Doughboys, Pat O'Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys and Western Rarities.

(Please note that some of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
19 shows - total playtime 7 hours 16 minutes

Behind The Scenes 47 08 Will Rogers (3:42)
Best Of Will Rogers (48:47)
Cavalcade Of America 381219 144 Will Rogers (29:13)
Cavalcade Of America 410101 207 Will Rogers (29:02)
FDR On Will Rogers Memorial (1:46)
Gene Autrys Mr Afrs 98 Will Rogers (32:39)
Henryfordpres1923 64kb (2:38)
Info Please 430108 Will Rogers Jr (29:38)
Info Please 430301 Will Rogers Jr (29:52)
Will Rogers 330000 Will Rogers (23:18)
Will Rogers 330430 Will Rogers On New President (30:28)
Will Rogers 330830 Will Rodgersal Goodman Orch (27:37)
Will Rogers 350407 Gulf Headliners (Cut To Monologue) Will Rogersgovernment Money (13:41)
Will Rogers 350421 Gulf Headliners Will Rodgersfrank Orch And Helen Gleason (26:05)
Will Rogers 350505 The Rogers Plan (8:50)
Will Rogers Philosophizer (9:44)
Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air 320403 (29:14)

 


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