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The Modern Bunch of Mirth
DONALD CALTHROP in 'OLD YESTERDAY' or ' The Command Performance '
A Music-Hall Romance in One Act by NORFOLK JOHN with SYLVIA CECIL
Dark Subjects
Our Hebrew Friend
Canada's Foremost Radio Stars
(Trained by Mrs. RODNEY HUDSON )
Under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY , will play during the programme
ONE of our cleverest and most versatile actors is to present a sketch tonight. Donald Calthrop made his first professional appearance when he was eighteen ; became an actor-manager when he was thirty, and in the last few years has made a big name for himself on the films.
Mose (Billy Bennett ) is to return to the microphone with a new Alexander, and listeners may amuse themselves by guessing who he is. Al and Bob Harvey are racing across the Atlantic from Canada to keep the date.
Mamie Soutter made her professional appearance at the age of seven, when she secured a contract at 6d. a week of six performances. She was such a success that a rival manager snapped her up, and her salary jumped sensationally to 2s. 6d.
Julian Rose is back again, and listeners will welcome his return both to health and to the microphone.


Unknown: Mamie Soutter
Unknown: Norfolk John
Unknown: Sylvia Cecil
Unknown: Victor Stanley
Unknown: George Manship
Unknown: Julian Rose
Unknown: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Mrs. Rodney Hudson
Unknown: Kneale Kelley
Unknown: Donald Calthrop
Unknown: Billy Bennett
Unknown: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Mamie Soutter
Unknown: Julian Rose

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