9 min. A first class act for music lovers. He is a very clever pianist and his selections are all high class. Each number won applause and he finished to a big hand.
Dorothy Wahl, second, entertained with a repertoire of pop numbers. Her routine is pleasingly varied and runs mostly to comedy. A pianologued number and a travesty prohibition recitation, paraphrasing “Paul Revere’s Ride,” were especially well received. Just to show that she is versatile Miss Wahl includes a short dance at the finish.
Goldberg and Wayne, two men at a piano, were the hit of the show with their comedy song offerings. Both are possessors of pleasing voices. “Love Lies” was the King offering in its usual spot. The gowns worn by the principal and the chorus were especially attractive, mainly the wedding gown worn by Clair Starr. King scored again with his magnificent stage setting, getting a big hand on that alone. The book was good and interspersed with musical numbers went over big. A Sunshine comedy completes the bill.
[New Act] Songs, talk, piano, 13 mins; one. Frank Morrell after a long illness is back with plump, good-looking blonde partner, who plays the piano and vocalizes pleasingly in a clear soprano voice. This, couple with Morrell’s tenor, insures that department. The talk and monologing between numbers in all familiar and consists mostly in Morrell’s efforts to kid his partner. The act as framed is all right for the smaller and intermediate houses mainly through Morrell’s personal following, the girl could aid by making a change of wardrobe during the action.
The hit of the show went to Adele Rowland, fourth. She did eight numbers, assisted by a pianist. Handicapped by vocal limitations, Miss Rowland easily overcame that obstacle through sheer force of personality and a knowledge of stage technique that embraces a thorough understanding of song delivery. This was best evidenced through her handling of “Nobody Knew,” a semi-dramatic recitative number, and “Apple Blossom Time,” a pop ballad, both widely different in theme and each put over with proper shading and expression.
Mattylee Lippard, a very pleasant golden-haired songstress who has recently come up from the southern time, went over very well on second. Miss Lippard got better as the act progressed, and she won an encore, taking the place of Dave Dillon at the piano for it. Something a bit stronger for an encore bit might be chosen to purpose by Miss Lippard.
Vinie Daly opened after intermission with Rubin Bloom at the piano. Miss Daly has surprised by staging a come-back this season. She has retained her voice well enough, but the surprising feature is her ability to deliver a hard show dance and got it all the clicks. She was well rewarded.
Bob Murphy and Elmore White stopped the show with new and original comedy. Murphy’s immaculate attire and clever delivery proves that has graduated from the role of a saloon entertainer. White’s singing and piano playing combines to make an ideal pair of the two.
Jerome and Albright, two men in street clothes with no make-up and hair partly mussed up, sang several numbers, one playing piano. They have fairly good voices, lots of pep and good delivery, but the dressing makes it a small timer.
Margaret Padula (the cards read Marguerita) had her first try at the Palace. Opening intermission she offered a pleasing piano and song single which took her off to four bows. Miss Padula’s playing of the piano drew real returns. So did her whistling, accomplished like a man. She has selected her songs well, and there is a little idea connecting them. Since starting out as a single. Miss Padula has gone upward steadily so the palace appearance means something.