Kramer and Boyle, closing started off in the same sent as the sketch just off in the same set as the sketch just as a kid on it, and it helped to hold ‘em out front. With all due respect to Miss Haynes, it seems safe to say every one was just as well satisfied with the two boys, and this was manifested through the announcement of the hurry call having been sent out for them being greeted with applause.
The O’Mearas succeeded, offering four dances, assisted by a pianist who rendered the inevitable “my conception,” and announced that which was to come with short recitations as is the way with the boys who sit on the stool these days. The fast stepping of the pair at the finale was the main bid for popularity delivered and it registers. Approval was stamped all over that last one.
George Jessel did more then his share in helping the bill along with his revue, and finished soundly with a short speech tacked on. Running through without changes as to the general layout, with the possible exception of the insertion of “Margie” as a melody for the team in the act to sing, the appearance of the piece remains in splendid condition with the girls looking extremely well and every one accepting their share of the burden that combined to put the act among the topmost of this style of entertainment. Jessel, of course, stood out, getting to the audience early with his intimate manner, and was “in” before he had gone half-way.
Emma Francis and Harold Kennedy opened the show, though listed for the closing. The turn’s billing held a third name, that of Rosewell Wright, but the latter was not present. That may have been why the routine appeared sketchy. Kennedy’s song attempts were successful only with a “souse” number about moonshine, but he showed something with his eccentric dancing. His gag anent lying down beside a drunk instead of helping him up was long ago employed by William Macart. The dancing bits of the turn were easily the best with the vigorous work of Miss Francis standing out.
Mattylee Lippard, a very pleasant golden-haired songstress who has recently come up from the southern time, went over very well on second. Miss Lippard got better as the act progressed, and she won an encore, taking the place of Dave Dillon at the piano for it. Something a bit stronger for an encore bit might be chosen to purpose by Miss Lippard.
Sarah Padden, scheduled for seventh, appeared third in Ann Irish’s work. “The Cheap Woman.” When the turn opened some weeks ago it carried a special set which seems to have been shelved. “The Cheap Woman” shows Miss Padden in a new sort of role in vaudeville. It is a far cry from the indelible characterization she created in “The Clod.” The new turn no doubt appeals more to the feminine, but in it there is not the power of the old playlet nor the opportunity for Miss Padden. Her present support is Betty Brooks and Henry English.
[New Act] Xylophonists, 8 mins; one. Team that appears to be very much of the small time, judging from their manner of working and the selection they play. It is a man and woman duo and a pair of xylophones are placed on the stage for them to work on. The man does practically all that is done. The routine has a fast number, an operatic selection, and then a few popular numbers of a couple of years ago. For small time they may be all right, but not in fast company in the better houses.
Then Yvette practically cleaned up for the bill. Her ruddy locks, inimitable violin playing, combined with her pert personality, won the audience. Her pair of boys who play and sing also scored, especially the one that handles the saxophone. At the conclusion of the act a speech was necessary.
The Innis Brothers, opening the second half, earned both laughs and applause, and with their advent the show began to look better. The boys at the finish proved to be the hit of the program thus far. They were the first act that really warmed the audience into like.
Jack Joyce, who followed earned sympathy applause at first, but later managed to interest the audience. He has an engaging smile and a pleasing personality. These two, with the dancing that he does with the crutch and his one remaining leg, earned him the applause he received.