Both look well in the respective characters of a huckster and newsboy, during which they sing and dance.
There is no reason why they should not appear as such immediately upon the raise of the curtain, doing away with the present opening altogether. If the character isn't strong enough for the audience to understand, let the people in front remain in ignorance rather than announce it. Why will artists believe they are public speakers? The credit for "originating" the huckster will not earn an increase in salary, and to place that fact on record is probably the cause of Mr. Fields' superfluous speech.
Variety 7:4 (07/27/1907)