Princeton and Watson held next to closing with ease, a few of their gags missing in getting laughs. Princeton exhaled his slang that appealed to all. It seems strange to see Miss Watson doing straight, not even singing one number, when she had worked so long to establish a standing around here as a singing comedienne. It looks like a good single gone to waste for half of a fair double, though the act did very big.
Faber and Burnette, doing Flanagan and Edwards’ old act with the bed scene, made another clean sweep. These two chaps went through the routine, putting their talk and hoak across in a manner that marks them for the bigger time. They close in “one” with a ukulele and jazz kazoo combination with a parody song entitled “Topics of the Day,” taking them off for a half a dozen bows, with more if they wanted it.
Black and O’Donnell, man and woman, the man doing boob character to the woman’s straight followed. They begin with some bright chatter, getting laughter, the woman making her exit, while the man sings a comedy number. The woman reappears with a new costume and plays a rather lengthy selection on a violin, later changing to a jazz number, and how she can make that Stradivarius talk! The man is of a chubby type and surprises with a buck and wing, while the woman plays the violin, taking them off successfully.
Forrest and Church opened with old-fashioned costumes, special drop, the man strumming on a banjo, with the woman doing an old-fashioned minuet. They got to the bunch fast. Switching to an up-to-date routine, the man is behind as xylophone and the girl does some up-to-date dancing, stopping ‘em cold.
Al Galem and his Oriental troupe of a whirlwind workers closed and did it with a whizz. The kid in the troupe, who is tossed and risleyed and lifted and spun about like a tennis ball, is a delight to the family trade. Strong work, tumbling spectacular upright pole and heavy lifting, together with flash in appearance and speed in routine, make this a closer strong enough for any program.
Barry and Layton, a couple of boys who seek laughs and get them wobbled a trifle in their early talk, but rolled it up to an explosion with their roller skating clown stuff for a getaway.
Howard and Helen Savage opened. This turn should close if it must do one or the other, because the opening is too pleasant to waste so early. Miss Savage, for a sharpshooter, is a bit of a prima donna, a diva and a beauty. She has a melting approach, a chummy roadster figure and dentist-ad teeth. Howard is a dignified party, very businesslike and matter of fact. He announces his sister when she goes aboard to the rear of the floor to shoot things on the stage, and he bids her au revoir very dryly when he shoots balloons off her brunette crown. It is a very showmanly turn, perhaps too familiar in the Mid-West to gain the full reward of Miss Savage’s development in personality and accomplished. In the East, or perhaps in England, this pair should get raising of eyebrows.
Elsie Schuyler, assisted by Janet Audrey, who does a maid, followed the mind reader with four restricted number, the best being “Jinx Wedding Bride,” and Bungalow Land.” For the last number Miss Schuyler used a miniature bungalow set showing the newly wed couple in the “Love Apartment.” While Miss Schuyler makes changes Miss Audrey fills in the time with a couple of nifty dances.
Joveddah, using a full stage oriental setting, mystified and puzzled the patrons. He is a Hindoo [sic] and a wonderful showman. While Joveddah goes through the audience picking up questions, asking for descriptions on coins, the “princess” sitting on the stage blindfolded answers almost before the question is asked. For a finish he is asked to sing a number, which he does, displaying a fine operatic baritone.
Eddie Dyer and Mabel Walzer came next. Dyer is a neat appearing juvenile, while Miss Walzer is a nut comedienne of the comedy clumsy type, having earned quite a reputation in this section with Boyle Woolfolk’s Tabloids. She leaves an impression that she is imitating Harriet Lee of Ryan and Lee, but she should get out of the habit, as she is clever enough to impersonate no one. Their chatter is nifty, and a soft shoe dance by Dyer and a kid number by Miss Walzer got them off with big returns.