The Semi-Centennial Commission was appointed in 1955 to plan and carry out a fitting commemoration of the 50th anniversary of statehood; From Teepees to Towers. Numerous projects were undertaken and many statewide events were held in 1957, including the Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Exposition in Oklahoma City at the State Fairgrounds. It included a motorama, a foodarama, an international photorama, and Soonerama Land exhibits. The use of the spinter "rama" means an exposition of the best. Many Hollywood and recording stars participated in the exposition including Mickey Rooney, Dorothy Lamour, and Oklahoma's own: Patti Page and Johnny Ray.