A Shine Flirtation

The special set carried shows a bootblack stand with curtained partitions for women customers.
A well arranged and appropriate medley is sung by both principals as part of the story, and this constitutes the musical portion, which is neatly introduced. Miss McKenzie is a soprano, with a rather thin volume, although the Gotham was so cold on Wednesday evening, owing to the steam having been turned off, that she could have been acquitted of a continuous tremolo.
Mrs. R. Lively (Miss McKenzie) dropping in for a polish is interviewed by her husband, who has not been home for several days, having mistaken the bootblack resort for a barroom. His object in attempting to arrange a “Date” with his wife, who is unknown to him, is on the theory that the possessor of the small feet in sight must be worth while.
The dialogue is fairly bright, but the setting and the singing re the points which will recommend it to the favor of vaudeville. An additional selection would not be amiss, and the talk might be abbreviated or quickened in spots. The finish into the final number is too abrupt, and a humorous trick device involving a pair of “dummy” legs was lessened in effect through the curtain hiding Miss Mckenzie, not quite touching the floor of the booth.
Variety 2:2 (02/09/1907)