[New act] Songs and acrobatics, 9 mins; one (3), and Three (6). Man enters knitting, carrying knitting bag. Petite miss emerges from it for a lisping kid number, Fair. Man goes to “three” for a session on the trampoline. Another kid number by the girl follows meaningless and mildly received. Its elimination is advisable. He trampolines some more and she enters in a third costume change, this time in rompers, for a few springs. Finish fair. Cutting that extra number may mean speed which while not a grave fault with the routine as it stands is certainto result in a better kneaded off ring. Good pep house openers.
The Ricards held them fast in closing with some magic stunts that pleased, but were a shade less interesting than the shadowgraph work of the man.
Cortelli and Rogers were strong in the next-to-closing spot, the wop comedy of Cortelli especially causing the hit of the turn.
Adams and Robinson, in the deuce spot exchanged a note of songs in the duet key for some effective harmony. One plays the piano and the other dances. The colored men were well received.
Kennedy and Kramer, opening, were preceded by a songster (not billed), who, with the aid of the stereopticon slides, melodied [sic] “Tired of Me” across the foots, encouraging enough for the audience to take up the chorus, The opening turn did not register at all with the introductory song, but stirred up the dust by some exceptionally fine buck and wing steps. Their precision in the concluding dance won them a big hand.
[New Act] Singing and talking; 19 mins; one. Here is a straight and tramp comic team that has gone out of its way to dig up old Biblical gags for its principal comedy asset. The tramp pulls a regular Bozo make-up and manages to extract a few laughs with labored gags. The straight has a big baritone voice and manages to get a little applause in his handling of a ballad. “When I Lost You Mother of Mine.” The tramp offers a mock-ballad recitation and lands it fairly well. Jack Norworth’s old song. “Months and Months and Months,” is the finishing touch. Real small time turn.
[New act] Aerial and wire novelty; 9 mins; full. Here is an opening act that contains enough effort of a diversified nature to make it worthy of the bigger bills. It is presented by a man and woman in a novelty of black and white design. The man opens the turn with some juggling on the slack wire and then offers some balancing. Finishing on the wire the man and woman do some floor tumbling and end with a tractor roll. This in turn is followed with a bit of chair on the trapeze balancing and finally the man hanging from the bar handles the girl in mouth hold for a whirling finish.
[New act] Eccentric Sister Act; 14 mins; one. This act opens almost as a single with the straight of the two girls delivering a popular number in strident tones. Finally there is the interruption by the comedienne, with a make-up more or less Sis Hopkins in style. There is some talk that really amounts to nothing and then another song by the straight. In this she manages to get down to the foot lights and clinch with the drummer for a kiss. Then the comic has her inning without stirring anything. A double number for the close let the girls out without any applause to speak of. The act is just a rough turn that hasn’t sufficient class for the small time around New York.
Closing, the Black and White Revue did little until the toe dancer offered her solo stepping, which was the first offering of the night to rouse the audience contortionistic dance at the final curtain of the act by this same girl brought it all the applause that it got, and the act proved the hit of the show. Without this one girl, it wouldn’t have received anything from the audience.
12 Mins.; One. The team opens as a banjo double/ one of the members next offering a violin solo, the other following a banjo solo with “Cavalleria Rusticana” intermezzo. The banjo used for this has a sounding horn attachment. The violinist arrives for a double at the finish of the act with a violin also with a sounding horn. This instrument gives out a rather metallic sound. The banjoist in the turn is good but the violinist often plays off key, or at least this was the case last Friday night.