15 min. Her new act consists of character impersonations with a song and she finishes with a patriotic ballad. Act is good looking, material handled and well received.
11 min. in 1. Mignon with her impersonations; pretty gowns went over very good.
Florenz Ames and Adelaide Winthrop, in “Alice in Blunderland,” brought laughs with their snappy comedy impersonations of Russian and Indian life. Closed to good applause.
The first real laugh was Miss Juliet, on No. 3. She was a veritable riot with her impersonations and the preceding special numbers. The house simply couldn’t get enough of the imitations. Miss Juliet could have gone on doing another quarter of an hour, but she begged off.
14 Mins.; One. A little girl who is offering a kid characterization that will fit in nicely on any small time bill. Miss Andrews is a small blonde person, looking exceedingly well in the little pink kiddy dress. She opens with a kid song that gets over nicely and follows this with a number of kid stories. Some are rather old, especially the one that ends with “Come in I tooked it off now,” but the way she tells them gives the little yarns a new sort of atmosphere and they bring laughs. She closed with another song that earned her three bows.
11 Mins.; One. Imitations are best listed in Fred B. Hall’s inventory. Good whistler. He is in serio-comic makeup, with a decidedly German accent. A lot of fol de rol which foregin music hall “singles” revel in. For small time this monkeyshine making will hit, but Hall in trying to get higher and best continue his attention to a whistling-imitation single. Some of his imitations were off color and some very good.
“Toys from Babyland” — man and woman; impersonating wooden soldier and French doll; dancing, etc. 13 min. full stage; went fair.
Marie Nordstrom makes her bow as a headliner. Topping, single-handed, the majestic Majestic, Miss Nordstrom caused some lifting of eyebrows. She is not especially well known here, having played as a single now and then without causing unusual comment or arousing marked attention. When she came on Monday evening she got not one tap of recognition. “Tick, Tock,” the act which was extensively reviewed as new in the East, is not new here. Miss Nordstrom did all of it last year except the finishing number, the one in which she dies in the dressing room after doing a dance “with a leaking heart.” She also stages her Jap and luncheon numbers in pony sets within a cyclorama. She got goodly appreciation, as becomes a splendid little artist, but failed to qualify as a draw or star. Five empty rows on the main floor on a Monday in perfect fall weather told the story. Miss Nordstrom is an attractive young woman, a keen impersonator of types (except Japanese) and a first class vaudeville single. But the responsibility imposed on her seems to call for more “weight.”
11 min. A posing act by men who impersonate prominent characters such as Washington, Jefferson, McKinley and others. The posings are well done and each was accorded a good hand. It is a novel offering.
Nan Halperin closed the show with a quartet of character numbers that won favor. Her first. “It’s Tough to Be the Youngest in the Family,” was followed by her impression of a former public school principal. Her third was “I Would Rather Be a Bridesmaid Than a Bride,” closing in bridal costume.