28 min. As big a hit as ever with a bunch of new songs, new comedy and plenty of action by her boys. The audience gave her a hearty welcome and she kept them laughing and applauding all the time she was on. They were begging for more at the finish.
“Singing Comedienne” in Comedy Character Songs. Eight min. in one; went poor.
“The Singing Comedienne” — Singing and comedy talking; 10 min. in one; went good.
14 min. These boys have been here several times and did as well as usual with their songs. One of them works at the piano and they mix in enough comedy to lighten the act up into a very lively number. Finished strong.
22 min. A warm welcome was given this well known couple when they made their first appearance in this house in several years. Much of their material is that used by them many years ago, but the audience liked it very much, joining in singing with them and laughing heartily at Thornton’s monologue. Finished to a good hand.
One of the strongest bidders for the honors was Bobby Van Horn, opening second half after intermission. His songs were over with a speedy delivery as well as fast comedy. He works with a great deal of stage presence, and personality might be his middle name, although he does not show signs of being able to rise above the big-small-time and calibre.
DeHaven and Nice came doubling up from the Jefferson Tuesday, taking the number four spot left open with the withdrawal of Bert and Betty Wheeler after Monday night. It was the second appearance of DeHaven and Nice at the Palace in a month. They continue to add little bits that landed for added laughs. “First-shot Harris,” the fly cop in the act, announced the music for the finale number (“tangled-footed monkey wrenches”) was written by Volstead and Auderson and was called the “The Blue Sunday Blues.”
Bernard and Townes also ran high for applause honors with some comedy, popular melodies and original gags, both boys having pep, vim and vigor accompanying same, and at the finish Bernard doing a never failing dance, forcing them to make a speech. They crack one or two old gags, such as “Fat Burns,” which they might eliminate with credit to the act.
Janet of France and Charles W. Hamp went on for another hit. Janet getting lots of good laughs out of her French dialect and comedy, and Hamp, with his certified voice and excellent delivery, put over two popular numbers. The act works in front of a very pretty special set in “two.” Hamp besides being a good songster, put over some snappy lines.
Frisco Trio worked hard but in vain to keep up the running, walking on with a slow whistling number, then for some aged wise cracks. Later the comedian chirps a comedy ditty, having a poor voice with fair delivery, and closes with a supposedly harmony number. The crowd, realizing their unsophisticated talent, let them walk off without any attempt to bring them back.