The costume is a silver embroidered decollete gown, overlaid with a black net covering. On the right side, from the waist down, the skirt has a partly concealed opening, but the aperture is permanent. To meet the exigencies of sudden draughts, Miss LaMara’s lower limbs are encased in a nice looking pair of tights, or at least what could be seen had that appearance. Chummie isn’t extravagant in the display. Were she to throw one end of the skirt over her shoulder for a Claude Duval effect, Chummie would be a stunning picture, according to all the information at hand.
Another thing about Chum is that she sings two verses only of her songs. The usual English singer heretofore invariably seemed to have learned the third verse first, and would cancel an engagement rather than forego the singing of it. Miss LaMara sang four songs, "What's the Use of Waiting," "You Can't I)o Without a Girl," "Sailing in My Balloon" and "Swing Me Higher, Obadiah."
With a pleasing stage presence, it must be much gratification to Chummie to know she is making a big hit at Pastor's. Tuesday evening, the audience applauded so vociferously that she was compelled to return before the footlights after the card for the next act had been placed, an unusual occurrence at the Fourteenth street house.
The girl doesn't try for comedy, and she is not likely to achieve the success some of her predecessors, but Chummie is all right. She is a type of the English singer we have not seen before.
Variety 7:4 (07/27/1907)