Hollywood Mourns Death of Will Rogers

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HOLLYWOOD MOURNS DEATH OF WILL ROGERS in to Joe E. Brown Pays Tribute as Stadium Crowd Stands With Bared Heads. By the Associated Press. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Aug. 17. Hollywood mourned today the loss of its most beloved celebrity, Will Rogers. Beverly Hilis claimed him as a former Mayor, Pacific Palisades as a resident, but Hollywood loved him as a co-worker co-worker co-worker and one of the biggest box office names in pictures. Strange where the reactions in gay, sentimental, sophisticated Hollywood, Hollywood, which seldom, if ever, saw Rogers engage in its night life. Yet over cocktail glasses a lull fell last night when the talk turned, as it did all night, to the tragedy in the North. At the Legion Stadium the usual crowd packed the house for the weekly fights. Joe E. Brown, the comedian, climbed into the ring. He does it every Friday night, clowning, clowning, turning handsprings, "challenging" "challenging" the fighters. The crowd al ways howls. Brown had a different tone last night. He paid a touching tribute to Will Rogers. Gallery fans, movie stars, bankers, merchants stood with bared heads as Brown recalled the name of Will Rogers. Mae West at the ringside dabbed at her eyes with a handkerchief, perhaps she was thinking of the time of the premier of one of her first motion pictures. She wasn't very well known then as a movie player. Few of the big stars turn ed out for the premier. But Will Rogers, who seldom goes to gala affairs affairs of this sort, did. Leaders

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch17 Aug 1935, SatPage 3

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)17 Aug 1935, SatPage 3
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