Will Rogers Says

Will Rogers Says


Will Rogers says

Will Rogers says


Will Rogers

He never again had anything to do with Will Rogers , ” said an Ickes aide . Will testified before Congress on the question of flood relief in 1928 . Beyond that , he was a frequent , savvy , and welcome presence in the hallways of the ...

Will Rogers

Biography of American humorist and entertainer Will Rogers discussing his career and personal life.

The Quotable Will Rogers

Newspapers splashed them prominently as "Will Rogers Says." From time to time, up to six hundred newspapers with forty million readers paid to publish these works despite meshed grammar, misspelling and poor punctuation.

The Quotable Will Rogers

Will Rogers captured the hearts of Americans with his thoughtful political humor; his dedication to country, family and friends; and his amazing ability to speak truth to life's fundamentals. In this delightful new biography, author Joseph Carter covers the details of Rogers's family history, the many milestones in his professional life, and America's fascination with this incredible figure. Rogers's famous quotes and quips are woven throughout the book, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish.

The Papers of Will Rogers From the Broadway stage to the national stage September 1915 July 1928

“ I've tried everything , ” he said . “ I'll find something , afterwhile , I can do . " STILL HAS STAGE FRIGHT . Although the gray is rather thick in his hair that won't stay combed , Mr. Rogers says he has never reached the point where ...

The Papers of Will Rogers  From the Broadway stage to the national stage  September 1915 July 1928

In the early years of his performing career, Will Rogers was a vaudeville performer of limited prominence. Around the age of thirty-five, however, this Oklahoma cowboy philosopher shed his role as local stage entertainer and moved toward fame as a Broadway star and nationally beloved humorist. This documentary history, volume four in the definitive five-volume Papers of Will Rogers, reveals Rogers’s personal and professional transformation during what may have been the most productive period of his diverse career. Between 1915 and 1928—the years covered by this volume—Rogers developed his unique monologues of topical humor, sampled the relatively new medium of radio, and pursued a career in silent films. He also tried his voice in sound recordings, witnessed his work as a writer reach millions of readers of daily newspapers, became one of the most sought-after speakers on the dinner circuit, and embarked on a three-year tour of the nation’s lecture halls. In addition to Rogers’s personal correspondence with family members and friends, editors Steven K. Gragert and M. Jane Johansson present more than one hundred letters and telegrams to and from people Rogers touched both inside and outside public life, including prominent figures in politics, show business, literature, industry, government, publishing, and the arts. Much of this material, gleaned from private collections, interviews, manuscripts, and sound recordings, has never before been published.

Between the Covers A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers

Of comedian Fred Allen, he says that he must be ranked with the greats: “Artemus Ward, Bill Nye, Mark Twain, Josh Billings, Abe Martin and Will Rogers.” Jack Benny is said to be one of the last funny musicians to come out of vaudeville.

Between the Covers  A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers

-Between the Covers, A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers- is a bibliography of more than one thousand Rogers-related books including a summary and/or description of each book. This compilation covers works by Rogers, anthologies of articles about him, books concerning other individuals but which mention him, reference works, and even books on cooking and art. Users of this comprehensive work can turn to sections focused on the several identifications of the man: Native American, radio commentator, film actor, writer, aviation enthusiast, public speaker, stage performer, humorist, and philosopher.

Will Rogers

Collins , Reba , ed . Will Rogers Says . Tulsa , Okla .: Council Oak Books , 1992 . Martin , Ken . “ History of the Cherokee . ” 2001. 28 Aug. 2006 . http://cherokeehistory.com/ “ The Official Site of Will Rogers . ” CMG Worldwide .

Will Rogers

Examines the life and career of Will Rogers, including his childhood, education, roping act, and eventual success as a humorist on stage, film, and radio.

Will Rogers Views the News

There is no effort to clean up his way of saying things; the occasional awkward spellings are the way he said and wrote things. It would certainly be a mistake to attempt to say something better than Will Rogers said it.

Will Rogers Views the News

One of the most famous and funniest observers of people and events was Will Rogers, a country boy known for his keen and witty views of the ridiculous, bumbling antics of national leaders. Although Will Rogers died in 1935, his penetrating comments are just as fresh and to the point as they were nearly one hundred years ago. In Will Rogers Views the News, seasoned newsman Robert Waldrop applies Will Rogers’s brand of shrewd insight and quick wit to today’s unpredictable and oft en humorous news events. Will Rogers loved political figures, especially United States presidents. He teased the candidates during their campaigns and lampooned those who succeeded in being elected. While considering Rogers’s past comments about the economy, the president, and Congress in light of the current political climate in America, Waldrop reinforces that if not for the doubletalk, answer dodging, and lack of focus of our elected leaders, humorists would have nothing to talk about. From Democrats and Republicans to Wall Street and lobbyists to war and the military, Waldrop channels Rogers’s humor and applies it to modern day through his “Telegrams,” newspaper articles, and books. Will Rogers Views the News shares a past humorist’s timeless way of looking at people and events that still encourages others to learn to laugh at themselves, our leaders, and the unpredictable world we live in.

Will Rogers says

Will Rogers says


Will Rogers World

America's Foremost Political Humorist Comments on the Twenties and Thirties--and Eighties and Nineties Will Rogers, ... But the tone—the tone that they put on the word, it would be more appropriate— you know the way they can say ...

Will Rogers  World

Rogers' observations are as stingingly accurate in our post-modern world as they were in the 1920s and '30s. He has inspired two one-man shows and a five-year Broadway hit that is still #1 at the box office because of his humor, compassion and intimate understanding that current events are the logical result of the human condition.

The Papers of Will Rogers From vaudeville to Broadway September 1908 August 1915

Will Rogers, Steven K. Gragert, M. Jane Johansson Arthur Frank Wertheim, Barbara Bair. As to the " houn dawg " song , Rogers says it is a familiar drone in the Ozark mountains , on the Arkansas and Missouri border line .

The Papers of Will Rogers  From vaudeville to Broadway   September 1908 August 1915

This third volume of The Papers of Will Rogers documents the evolution of Rogers's vaudeville career as well as the newlywed life of Will and Betty Blake Rogers and the birth of their children. During these years, the Rogerses moved to New York City, and after many years of performing with Buck McKee and horse Teddy, Rogers began a solo act in vaudeville as a talking, roping cowboy. He appeared on the same playbill with such performers as Fred Stone, Eddie Cantor, and Houdini, and his stage career expanded to include an appearance in the Broadway musical comedy "The Wall Street Girl." Volume Three ends with Rogers's successful transition from vaudeville to Broadway, on the brink of his breakthrough as a star of the Ziegfeld Follies.

Will Rogers

Will Rogers loved the land , from the sparkling waters of the Verdigris River to the Oklahoma hills , The land taught him that all men were good , that each had something to say , and that humility and honesty came from a rural life ...

Will Rogers

A biography of the man from Oklahoma, known for his wise and witty sayings.

The Papers of Will Rogers The early years November 1879 April 1904

... although in her memoirs of her husband , Betty Blake Rogers says that Mary Rogers's grandmother " Catherine could not even talk to her children — she spoke no English and they spoke no Cherokee " [ Rogers , Will Rogers , 40 ] .

The Papers of Will Rogers  The early years  November 1879 April 1904

Horses, friends, ragtime music, and steer roping-those were the interests of the youthful Will Rogers as he came of age in the Indian Territory and traveled to the Southern Hemisphere in this first of six definitive volumes of The Papers of Will Rogers. By separating fact from legend and unveiling new knowledge via extensive archival research, this documentary history represents a unique contribution to Rogers scholarship and to studies of the Cherokee Nation West. Using many previously unpublished letters and photographs-together with introductions, notes, and biographies of his friends and relatives-volume one illuminates Rogers’s complex relationship with his father, his Cherokee heritage, his early education, first encounters with his future wife, Betty Blake, his voyage to Argentina, and his fledging years in Wild West shows and circuses in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. Coorespondence, performance reviews, and rare newspaper documents spotlight the singular experiences that shaped the young Rogers within the context of his family, his ethnic background, and historical events. No other book describes so provocatively and authentically the genesis of America’s most beloved and influential humorist.

The Writings of Will Rogers

Will Rogers. on . " He paid me a compliment , you know , and he says , “ These look about like yours . I had on this same suit I have on now . You folks here can see how it looks . I know I had on this suit — if I didn't have on this ...

The Writings of Will Rogers


Will Rogers Says

Humor and horse sense from the man who inspired a nation

Will Rogers Says

Humor and horse sense from the man who inspired a nation

Convention Articles of Will Rogers

Will Rogers Joseph Allen Stout, Peter C. Rollins. I said , " What about Ireland ? " He said , “ Well , the trouble with Ireland is the English landlords own all the land . ” “ Well , ” said I , “ the best way to settle that is to make ...

Convention Articles of Will Rogers

Includes index.

Will Rogers

Betty Rogers. “Mr. Chairman; ladies and gentlemen,” Will started in, “I want to apologize to our Lieutenant Governor. ... they said. “The Lieutenant Governor! Now that sounds pretty big when you say it—so that's why it made such a ...

Will Rogers

Of the many books written about Will Rogers, none can have the immediacy, firsthand knowledge, and personal perspective of this account by his wife, Betty Blake Rogers. Her story is of Will Rogers, from wayward youth to international celebrity. Will was born in 1879 in the Cherokee nation of Indian Territory, near what is now Oologah, and died in 1935 with Wiley Post in an airplane crash in Alaska. The period witnessed the passing of the frontier and the arrival of the air age, and Will Rogers became a unique part and interpreter of it all. "The book offers a ’unique insight’ into the Oklahoma cowboy who became a worldwide celebrity. Betty Rogers understood Will as no one else could, and her book amplifies the importance of a homegrown philosopher who captured the spirit of the American experience. Cowboy, showman, homespun pundit-Will left his mark in many ways, each of which is carefully developed in the book’s twenty-two chapters. Most notable, however, is Mrs. Rogers’s treatment of her husband’s character. Behind the facade lay a complex man who, despite his lack of formal education, had a grasp of modern psychology and world politics. Equally at home with cowboys and presidents, Will accepted both as human beings engaged in the larger arena of life, whether in the wide open spaces of Oklahoma or the confines of Washington....For those who would know Will Rogers in a familiar way, there is no better book than this reprint." Arizona and the West. "The best of all the books on the best of all the homespun philosophers as seen through the eyes of his wife." Midwest Book Review. "Folksy, detailed and loving, it offers a timeless glimpse at a real American hero of his time-and ours." American Way.

Will Rogers at the Ziegfeld Follies

Will Rogers Arthur Frank Wertheim ... All right , come on out here ; I will think of the tricks and you do them . ... He criticises the costume , says " You don't look like a moving picture cowboy ” and everything with him is all wrong ...

Will Rogers at the Ziegfeld Follies

A collection of Rogers' writings and observations includes selections from his weekly articles and previously unpublished excerpts from his notes and correspondence

The Will Rogers Scrapbook

BBS : I have heard it said that Will Rogers was slow to respond to the director's call . SH : Yes , he used to say , “ Make ' em call you three times ! " - BBS : You also appeared with Will Rogers in Life Begins At Forty .

The Will Rogers Scrapbook

"A nostalgic return to Will Roger's America. Plus 100 photographs and exclusive interviews with some of Rogers' famous friends ... Wild-West shows and vaudeville, Hollywood, the silent movies and "talkies" and ... politics"--Jacket.

Will Rogers Says

"Choice bits of his wit and wisdom on many subjects fill the pages of this book, Selected by the Memorial staff members from collected writings of Will Rogers (in 22 volumes), the sayings will make you nod your heaf and say, 'You know, he's ...

Will Rogers Says