Writings of Will Rogers
The early 1920s brought on the beginnings of new media - phonograph records, newsreels, movies, syndicated newspaper features, radio and… read more
The early 1920s brought on the beginnings of new media - phonograph records, newsreels, movies, syndicated newspaper features, radio and later silent and talking movies. As these media developed in the 1920s, Will Rogers’s popularity as a performer, writer, humorist, and commentator also took off and was soaring by the mid 1920s. Rogers utilized them all, gathering his performance material from current events.
Guests examined the history of the era and the populist movement through the writings of Will Rogers and highlighted the collections at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. close
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