Fun Stuff

I uploaded two new programs for shows in Rochester in the past.

The first is the program for the 1941 Grotto Rodeo. That year the rodeo had a special guest; Hoot Gibson. I can hear you say; who? Hoot Gibson was in rodeos in the early 1900s. He first got into movies in 1910 as a stunt rider. He became a big star of westerns in the 1920s and that continued until the end of the 1930s. Then his movie faltered. He went back to traveling with rodeos for a while including this rodeo company that put on the Grotto Rodeo. After a few years on the rodeo circuit he was able to get back into western movies but he was not as big a star as before.

The second program I uploaded is for the play “I Remember Mama” in 1947. This play was put on by the Rochester Community Players. It is also a year before a movie by the same name was released. The movie was so popular that in 1949 a TV series began of the same but with the shortened name of “Mama.” The TV series ran for 8 seasons.

I already have 5 other programs for the Grotto Rodeo and many theater programs on my online book page.