Italia had two points against her Monday evening upon her first vaudeville appearance in town. One was the position, and the other the orchestra. Of the two the musicians did her more harm. She was added to the bill, and a musical rehearsal may have been missing, but the orchestra could not have played more poorly had they been at an East Side dance where the salary was an uncertainty.
Italia sang three songs, and dances rather well, making changes of costumes. She has an unpleasant habit of winking at the audience for emphasis.
While her selections are different from the usual run, two could be bettered, and the act must be improved to gain her prominence.
Variety 8:1 (08/03/1907)