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Variety

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ELSIE and DORIS WATERS Entertainers
RUDY STARITA Vibraphone and Xylophone Solos
ARTHUR PRINCE and Jim
FREDERIQUE Soprano
THE WESTERN BROTHERS (Kenneth and George)
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY
TOPPING THE BILL tonight are Arthur Prince and Jim, who, between them, have been the most famous ventriloquial act in modern times. But there was an occasion when for two performances, the act had a third partner, as successful as he was uninvited.
Peter was a little Persian cat, and one morning took it into his head to follow Arthur Prince to the station. Prince, then, was living at Maidenhead and playing at the Palace Theatre, London. There being no time to take Peter back, he was taken to town.
It was a real day out for him. He lunched at Oddenino's, dined at the Eccentric Club between the shows, and at night repeated his matinee debut to the delight of the audience. For Jim the doll sat on Prince's lap, and Peter sat on Jim's, licking his face. He arrived back at Maidenhead on his master's shoulder at one in the morning, fast asleep, but purring.
Elsie and Doris Waters-' Gert and Daisy '—are a great draw on the halls, owing to their popularity on the air. If you ever see them, and want to know which is which, Doris is dark and Daisy, Elsie is fair and Gert. Elsie, by the way, is an accomplished violinist and a pupil of Albert Sandier.
The Western Brothers, after a success at the microphone, went into cabaret. They were booked for three days and stayed for three months. That's the sort of thing that happens to them. They write all their own songs.
' Frederique ' isn't her name, but she parted her hair in the middle, put on a suitable accent, and was promptly engaged. But then not many English girls can speak seven languages.
Rudy Starita is to broadcast a piece of music which he specially composed for the xylophone to see how many notes he can get to the minute. The average is 800.... A bill of infinite variety.

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Unknown: Kneale Kelley
Unknown: Arthur Prince
Unknown: Albert Sandier.
Unknown: Rudy Starita

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