Open full stage. Interior, closing full stage. Special. 25 minutes. During our time in vaudeville we have many acts that have been overpaid and which did not make good, but without any doubt Miss Cecelia Loftus has been the biggest failure we have every played. Her imitations were very unlike the originals. If she had been anyone else but Cecelia Loftus I am sure we would have closed her. I really cannot account for her bad performances with us. She seemed to be trying and apparently in the best of health.
Full stage. Garden. 8 minutes. Comic flexible athletes. A very good comedy contortion act. Owing to the arrangement of our bills we were forced to put them on to open the show. I think they are good enough for any place on the bill.
Special. 37 minutes. A Military Operetta – another of Lasky’s acts. With some of the dialect omitted from this act, I would consider it among Lasky’s best. Miles McCarthy, in my opinion, is a very bad actor. The production, costumes and company generally are very good.
Olio in one. 17 minutes. “The Follies of Vaudeville.” Singing, chattering and comedy piano playing. A very good act of its kind, particularly the pranks of Mr. Conlin at the piano. He is a good comedian and the act gets by with a merry breeze.
Full stage, closing in one. 19 minutes. In their novel comedy, “Behind the scenes.” This act is doing fine. The comedy is good and the singing especially good. They make a number of quick changes and finish very strong. I consider the act very good value. (OPEN)
Comedy acrobats. 8 minutes. Full stage. Garden. A very ordinary acrobatic act that I was forced to put in on account of the non-appearance of the Doric Comiques, who did not show up on Monday and we have never heard from them up to this time. The Klindt Bros. is a good act to keep away from. (OPEN)
In “Miss 318.” Special. 23 minutes. (Comedy of Department Store Life.) I think this is one of the acts that should be eliminated from vaudeville. I can see no merit in the piece. It is very much overdrawn and really insulting to the department store working girl. The company is very ordinary, including Miss Busley. I hope I will never play anything so bad again. (MEMPHIS)
Interior. 9 minutes. “The Yankee Billiardist.” This is a splendid opening act and capable of going down lower on the bill. Mr. Cutler does some truly wonderful billiard shots and has a line of patter, which, though a bit hackneyed, seemed to get over nicely. His manner is pleasing and his exhibition of billiard playing gained a lot of applause. (Syracuse)
Full stage. Garden. 12 minutes. In a European Sporting act. Miss Traney does a little juggling, also introduces a pony, cart and two dogs. It is a very attractive act and gets considerable applause. However, it is just a little slow for closing. (BROOKLYN)
Interior. 20 minutes. “The Woman Intervenes.” One of the best sketches we have ever played and the work of Miss Roberts is really better than any legitimate star we have played. However, she is not known here and I am sure that she did not help our business any. (CLEVELAND)