Gregory and Lennon

Comic dialogue.
Gregory and Lennon, a blackface comic and a brown-face straight, were on for a showing to the booking office. The comedian Is promising, with hopeless material; the feeder wears impossible evening clothes, has a wrong make-up and sings in a quavery minstrel tenor while the other changes — from bad to worse. The straight man should adopt street wear, as he is not at home in formal attire, and should unbend a bit, being too stiff in postures and manner. The act has a chance on small time if it takes coaching and if the two men stand closer together during their long talking scenes instead of long-distancing their patter.
Variety, 54:9 (04/25/1919)