kind of an act as he has done for several years with two new people as associates. As usual he burlesqued several of the acts ahead of him getting good laughs and his eccentric dressing brought screams from the audience. The act made good but the material showed signs of wear.
9 min. Man and woman in comedy talk and dancing. The man is a very clever dancer and acrobat and his eccentric stepping amused the audience as well as winning several rounds of applause. The woman does little more than feed the man’s comedy, but the act proved a good sized hit.
10 min. A good routine of lariat-throwing with some comedy foot work on a revolving globe and some dancing. A very good opener.
13 min. A local couple and they were given a warm welcome. The comedy got a liberal amount of laughs and both won favor with their solo numbers, the man adding a bit of eccentric dancing. Finished strong.
Comedy Gymnasts and Wrestlers; (three Men); This went over very good; 10 min. full stage.
Duncan and Lynn, two rubes, landed excellent returns with their eccentric dancing. Both handle the characters in a more legitimate way than most vaudeville rubes. The talking routine is also bright, and several of the points registered for solid laughs.
Ed Lowry and Irene Prince showed here for the first time. The team didn’t start anything in No. 2, but the house liked them. Lowry’s eccentric dance won something, as did his “Oh, Mother,” a comedy number which he announced as only an imitation, a la Harry Hines. Miss Prince looked cute in boy’s clothes and surprised by carrying partner off.
Sam and Kitty Morton followed in next to closing to deliver the comedy punch of the evening and by the time their four children had entered the going the Mortons trotted off the hit of the show. The elder Morton has the house chuckling from the moment of his entrance. His impersonation of “Papa” Joffre, the famed French field marshal, was excellent, and his dancing possessed the pep of a man many years his junior. The family bit concluded with “The Ghost of the Irish Song,” announced by Paul as a new number and led by Ciara.
Green and Pugh, two colored men, one in comedy dress sailed their talk and hoak across like two showmen, the straight man doing some nifty steps, while the comedian put over a ballad in good form.
Dooley and Storey had the place following the long production, and it hurt them. They have a laughing start, entering in a go-cart (Miss Storey) and dumped out by Bill Dooley when she refuses to give him a kiss. After that Dooley does a lot of things, from Bill Roger’s lariat throwing to Bernard Granville’s dance, and make them like it. Miss Storey is a cute youngster, who works well with Dooley. Dooley only needing an excuse to do some of the thing he can do, and he does them all quite well.