[Ads-l] Dancin' (and other kinds of) Fools

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Apr 28 20:30:48 UTC 2019

thanks, ben.

> On Apr 28, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Ben Yagoda <byagoda at UDEL.EDU> wrote:
> The phrase was current enough that Will Rogers (a veteran of vaudeville) was surely playing off it when he called his 1921 film “The Ropin’ Fool.” Incidentally, in showing rope tricks, it was one of the first movies to use slow motion, if not the first.
> You can see the complete 20-minute film on YouTube. I recommend it. https://youtu.be/q0oIVJjSh8o <https://youtu.be/q0oIVJjSh8o>x

added as a commen on my blog.


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