Mr. Holmes still clings to Geo. M. Cohan after everyone excepting Mr. Cohan has dropped the imitation. Richard Mansfield is also retained, and Mr. Holmes beats about the bush in this by announcing that he gives the Mansfield impersonation “by request.” The recitation at the end is poorly played, for Mr. Holmes is attempting a pathetic comedy seated in a chair. One of the stories, that of the “bartender,” is a trifle rough in language, although told of a “tough.”
The talk all ran along one groove and grew tiresome, while Taylor Holmes with imitations, jokes and a recitation is too familiar with the present offering to attract unusually favorable notice.
Variety 3:1 (03/02/1907)