Mayor for a Day, Meeting Teddy Roosevelt

14 Oct
RG as Charlotte, NC Mayor TS Franklin (1908)

RG as Charlotte, NC Mayor TS Franklin (1908)

In this business, I have to be careful just how “political” I get, and in front of whom.  But it was a lot of fun to become Mayor of North Carolina’s largest city…even if it was the mayor from 1908, TS Franklin. 

After appearing in a promotional video all summer for the NC League of Municipalities 100th Anniversary, I was invited to reprise the character onstage to open the conference.  After a bit of “Back To The Future” fun with Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess (who graciously updated my character on technology and the role of women in politics), I relinquished the spotlight to “my President”, Theodore Roosevelt…expertly brought to life by actor/historian Jim Foote

I hope to have a few images from the actual event later.  Meanwhile, here’s a portrait shot taken during the original video shoot.

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One Response to “Mayor for a Day, Meeting Teddy Roosevelt”

  1. Bobbin Beam November 3, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Rowell,
    Just stopping by to say hi, and lo and behold….on this eve of the election, I am suddenly compelled to tell you that look very “presidential”. However, I have already cast my mail-in ballot. Had I only known…. 🙂
    Best,
    Bobbin Beam- Voice Actress

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