Rudinoff, opening, caught a nicely settled house and entertained pleasantly with sketching, shadowgraphing and whistling. Rudinoff does all the familiar shadow stuff, such as “the serenade,” “man smoking,” etc. They ate ‘em all up as if they had never seen ‘em before. Whistling with handkerchief in his mouth, which recalled Marshall Montgomery, sent Rudinoff off to unusual applause for an opening turn.
13 Mins.; Three (Parlor). Nelusco and Hurley, a boy and girl, are programmed as “Europe’s Versatile Novelty.” Be that as it may as to the “European” portion. Neither speaks during the turn, but on the act and the individuals, it would not be guessed they had arrived from the other side of the bill had not mentioned it. Some palming with cards is first indulged in by the boy, who later does some shadowgraphing, and again goes into magic, having a variation of the very familiar ever-flowing cornucopia or whatever it may be, in this instance a bottomless cabinet, small, drawn up from the floor a few feet and left hanging there. While dressed as a Chinaman Nelusco draws from this flags, birds and flowers. The idea itself that the act should consider this important enough to close with, precludes the possibility of believing it came from Europe. The shadowgraphing had nothing new. The boy and girl have some appearance, but the best thing about the turn for the big time is the Chinese character the boy takes, and that cannot hold it there. It’s a small time turn and apparently has been playing in the wilds. The boy shook hands with himself to the audience when receiving a little applause at the finale. This turn needs more experience, some originality and showmanship. All of it had better be gained on the smaller time before another attempt to put it over in the bigger houses is tried.
Silhouette Fun in Shadowland. Made a very desirable opening act. 9 min. Full stage.
11 minutes f.s. These English Shadowgraphists have changed their act but very little since last playing here, but still it is put over in such a clever manner it made a very good opening act for our show.
Shadowgraphs, 11 minutes, full stage. Particularly good act, in fact the best of its kind ever seen here. But our audience is rather indifferent is shadowgraph acts. There have been many here in times past, and so, despite the artistic excellence of this particular offering, our audience was only mildly interested.
Woman shadowgrapher working in 14 min. A good offering of its kind but on acct. of us having played so much of this kind of offerings and have played this act when a double a short while ago it went over poor.
9 minutes in two. A very good shadowgraph act to open the show, and went well to-day.
Hand and foot shadowgraphist. Undoubtedly the best of them all. He scored as strongly with the audience as he did on previous occasions. 11 Min. F.S.
Shadowgraphs. 12 minutes in full stage, very clever. Went well but not as well as he should go.
Shadowgraphist. Held the interest all the way through and got a good strong finish. 12 minutes, palace in 4.