A sculptor has chiseled a Diana, and after disposing of the statue for $10,000, it comes to life in his studio, and demands that his wife be slain so their love-making may proceed without interference. This is a “dream” of the sculptor's, which Mr. Davenport in the part fails to properly impress until the finale.
Both the principals in “The Goddess,” a light comedy effort, are known to New York theatre-goers, and doubtless have a drawing capacity of greater or less extent. Miss Rankin and Mr. Davenport will not injure their artistic reputation by this vaudeville venture, although they will not raise it. The sketch is farcical and laughable, mildly so in both instances, and is in the “dream” class. If the piece is not exactly familiar, it is at least reminiscent of another almost similar. Miss Rankin has hidden her brunette looks under a white covering as the statue, and both the principals play evenly, the dialogue acting as first aid to the serious-minded. There is a third character of the wife.
Variety 5:4 (05/25/1907)