Palfrey & Barton

Comedy Acrobatic Cyclists. One of the best comedy bicycle acts I have ever played and it seems a shame to have to open the show with them. The straight man does some difficult stuff while his partner is way ahead of any others I have seen working with a bicycle act in the way of comedy. They carry a lot of paraphernalia, some of which they were unable to use here. This act really ought to be down in the middle of the bill or closing the show. As a result of their position they start the show off in gingery fashion and won more solid applause from our “show-me” Monday crowd than any opening act we have ever had in the house. Wood in 4. Time 15 min.
University of Iowa, Keith-Albee Vaudeville Collection, Manager Reports, 13 June 1910-20 February 1911