Will Rogers

Will Rogers was a vaudeville performer, actor, humorist and Cherokee-American cowboy. During a period in the mid 1930s he was the highest paid movie star in Hollywood. In 1932 Clarence Darrow wrote to Rogers on behalf "a kinsman of mine, Mr. Whitney Darrow, who is one of the heads of" the Charles Scribner's Sons publishing company. Darrow told Rogers that the publisher was "anxious to have a book" by Rogers published. "The Papers of Will Rogers: The Final Years, August 1928 - August 1935", at 347, by Will Rogers, et. al. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-20553.