In this connection it is interesting to note that this week, in "Whirl of Folly," the good, old-fashioned out-and-out hootch dance came back. It was done by Virginia Smith, and was billed as "The Dance of the Nile." According to Miss Smith's idea of the matter, the Egyptian broads favored abdominal gyrations and maneuvers in their terpischorean efforts. Concerning the reception accorded Miss Smith, suffice it to say that she stopped the show completely and could have taken a hundred bends for every wiggle, which means many, many bends.
Variety, 53:11 (02/07/1919)