Barnar’s Marionettes

The little lay figures are put through an amazing routine of feats, one of the best of them being foot juggling at the beginning. The illusion is kept up by te presence in the miniature stage boxes of a score or so of animated figures which are moved to a demonstration of enthusiasm at each act on the mimic stage and a full orchestra of dummies that work industriously throughout.
Bernar should omit his first appearance before the footlights, taking a bow only for the applause that follows the close. His entrance is a rather obvious bid for encouragement.
Variety 5:2 (05/11/1907)