American Original: A Life of Will Rogers

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Act, of WR: “The Bull Pen,” 140; celebrated personalities as part of, 120; “dumb,” 78, 80; rehearsals of, 104-5, 124; self-depreciation in, 80, 100, 119; and when to get off stage, 58, 114; as solo, 100
Actors: baseball players compared with, 88; down-and-out, 244; public percep- tion of, 77, 88. See also specific person
Actors Equity, 126
Adair, William Penn, 22
Adams, Charles Francis, 200
Adams, F. P., 88
Adams, Maude, 95-96
Adamson, Lee, 195
Adoree, Renee, 207
Advertisements, WR’s endorsements in, 161
After-dinner engagements, 40, 143-45, 150, 152
Ah, Wilderness (film), 225
Ah, Wilderness (play), 224-25
Airplanes: accidents in, 168, 185, 194, 199, 204, 256; and Alaska trip, 251-56; and cause of Alaska crash, 261-62; FDR’s ride in, 231; and Lindbergh-WR flights, 181, 182, 185; night flying in, 246; and Pacific air service, 246; and Post-New Mexico trip, 248-49; Stone’s flying of, 198-99; and WR as “flying reporter,” 246; and WR on lecture circuit, 167-69; WR’s first ride in, 110-11; WR’s knowledge about, 248; WR’s views about, 6, 167-68, 169, 181-82, 184, 185, 246
Alaska: cause of crash in, 261-62; Post-WR trip to, 249, 250-56; WR’s activities before leaving for, 249-51; WR’s body returned from, 257; WR’s desire to go to, 246-47
Alba, Duke of, 171


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