In this 1918 video called Will Rogers Says, Humorist, actor and social commentator Will Rogers is seen doing rope tricks. The scenes switch back and forth between Rogers’ rope tricks and cue cards. The cards have quotes by Will Rogers talking about upcoming events. This video was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.
I also found longer video with other rope tricks. At the 2:10 mark you can see Will Rogers reacting to something the cameraman said – probably telling him to stop blocking the product. You can see Will Rogers’ nonchalant response to the request!