Minerva Vano

She has added the strait jacket escape to her repertoire of feats, and un- doubtedly held the audience in until the close. What the act lacks of the snap and finish displayed by the men doing this sort of work is compensated for by the fact that the work is done by a woman, and a rather attractive woman.
The lecturer is impossible. If interest could be killed, he is a natural born assassin. First he tells his audience what Miss Vano is about to do, while she is doing it he tells the audience all about it, and when it is done he begins ail over again. The explanations are couched in language that would shame a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Variety 7:1 (07/06/1907)