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Fage 14. RAND WAOON. March 16. 1040

Is also planning a trip to Monte Carlo.

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^TMdElR Coliseum panto date having now finished, Joan and Doris Fred-Emney are back again in Variety with their famous sketch “ A Sister to Assist ’er.” They are at Shepherd’s Bush this week, where I found Doris battling bravely against “ flu.” and with only half a voice. Joan told me that it was the result of their appearance together at the Metropolitan, last March, that Sir Oswald Stoll paired them in panto as the Ugly Sisters. Now they seem together for good.

VARIETY CARDS

JEAN ASKEW

" From Convent to Cabaret "

P.A.: 21 Midholm, Barn Hill,

Wembley. Arnold 1854

BILLINGS and CHASE

America's Prince and Princess of Rhythm

M.P.M. Entertainments

WILL HAY, Junr.

" Fourth Form at St. Michaels 7 Direction : Julius Darewslci

JAMES

AND HIS SKELETON

ELSIE KEENE

Soubrette " I can produce

acts " Fulham 0822

SYDNEY KEITH

" The Wizard of Oz "

Maida Vale 1724

LUCILLE and FRANK

International Dancers

Paddington 7379

GEORGE SHEARING

Piano and Accordion 67 Rawson St., S.W. I I. Macaulay 3467

WALLY STEWART and EDA PEEL

" Laughter Lit Up "—Unit Production*

BIG ACTS & LITTLE ACTS

No. 20. Macari and his Accordion Serenaders

SELDOM have 1 seen an accordion ^ band with so much life, vigour and humour that one could call it “ a complete stage entertainment in itself.” But Macari has got together a combination of musicians and comedians that really deserves this title.

From the moment the curtain goes up, to forty minutes later when it drops on his act, the audience have a good time.

Maybe the costumes have a lot to do with it. They are as gay and as colourful as could be seen in any village in Holland, and the L'utch idea is carried a little further with the beautifully designed scenery behind.

Macari himself is resplendent in a crimson and black silk cape, whilst the boys are attired in the traditional patchy trousers and wooden clogs that must have reminded many of the lads in the Forces of their Army boots !

Starting off with a light music medley, in which Jack Lowton on the Lafleur stage organ takes a prominent part, the band swings through into three or four popular songs. Here pretty Rosa Macari, looking very demure in a Dutch starched peasant costume, comes into her own and puts the words over beautifully, sometimes with, sometimes without the aid of the microphone.

Sam Herman, seventeen stone or more, I’ll bet, is a drummer and comedian

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combined. Why is it, I wonder, that all stout skin-thumpers are also first-rate comedians ? Sam manages to send the audience into tucks of laughter with the aid of nothing more than his fresh complexion and double-chin.

No Dutch band would succeed without one or two yodelling numbers, and here Van Luun earns big hand. Leslie Childs, vith his childish impressions (no pun intended), simply reaps applause, and although he was very talented indeed, especially when he cross-talked with a loud-laughed member of the

audience, 1 felt his act was a trifle

drawn out.

Accordion solos, featured by Larry Macari, proved to be as popular as ever, and whilst complimenting Larry on his marvellous speed on the keys, he told me that his instrument, an Excelsior, cost him £230.

[ can well believe it. The tone Larry got out of that box was superb.

Macari himself, conducting, compering, and playing now and again, makes

the ideal leader. His handsome appear-

ance and smiling announcements would warm any audience to the act.

I should say that this band is one that would appeal to any type of theatregoer, and after hearing Macari and his boys I felt like going straight off and buying an accordion for myself.—D.K.

★

is Skeleton

Magician’s Partner

JAMES, who took his skeleton along with Arthur Salisbury’s band to entertain fifteen hundred Polish officers last Sunday, tells Jackdaw that the most impressive thing about the affair was their singing of their National Anthem at the conclusion of the show Landseer took this picture last week at the Paradise.

Eric Cardi now uses “ Band Wagon ” as a medium for his ingenious paper-tearing act. Landseer’s pictures show him “ before and after.”

ADAMS' AGENCY (John Tully)

Harrogate 2380. H. J. BARCLAY'S STRAND VAUDE~-VILLE AGENCY New Cross 3707. BARNEY JACOBS, LTDT'ln" assoc.

HARRYS. ANDERSON Reg. 1255. BRAND LANE AGENCY Manchester. Rusholme 4468.

CECIL G7 BUCKINGHAM Ger. 6334. BURNS VARIETY AND CINEMA AGENCY Tern. 1682.

PERCY CADWELL'S AGENCY

_______________________ Tem. 6058.

CASEY AGENCY Blackburn 6924.

Variety Gossip

By “Jackdaw”

T^NTHUSIASTIC amateur photo- measles and amused himself in the grapher is Harold Ramsay, isolation hospital by snapping all Up at Coventry Hippodrome the the doctors and nurses, including other week he contracted German the view from his window of two

| He tears ’em up by tearing ‘B. W.’ |

chimney slacks.

He had a private ward and transformed his bathroom into a darkroom. A red lamp, smuggled in by a nurse, completed his equipment and he managed to turn out some excellent pictures. He has promised to send me one for publication.

VI/ATCHING Geòrgie Hayes get up on her toes and tap to the rhythm of Poet and Peasant at the Dominion this week, I found it hard to believe that at the age of six she was paralysed and unable to walk.

Motherlove and the patient skill of Chicago's best surgeons effected a miraculous cure and at ten she was studying ballet. Geòrgie tells me that her ambition is to dance in -ballet. Meanwhile, her twinkling toes are bringing her plenty of renown in Variety.

FRED COLLINS VARIETY AGENCY,
Glasgow. Douglas 1 544.
CRANBOURN AGENCY Ger. 7451.
JULIUS DAREWSKI Tem. 7253.
NAT DAY'S AGENCY Tem. 2341,
DELFONT (BERNARD) Ger. 5730.
CHAS. FERRIER, LTD. Tem. 6151.
FISHER WILLIAMS AGENCY
Edinburgh. Leith 37145.
CHAS. FORSYTHE THEATRICAL
AGENCY Ger. 1783/4.
FOSTER’S AGENCY Reg. 5367.
WM. R. GALT
Glasgow. Douglas 2533.
GERARD HEATH Ger. 2171.

JACK HYLTON BANDS

LIMITED REEVES & LAMPORT, LTD.

62 Shaftesbury Ave., W. I._______________________________Whi. 8926.

___________________Ger. 2474. FRED REYNOLDS Great Crosby 1335.

ED. W. JONES Derwent 2442.

HARRY KENYON Bolto n 4 1 4.
BARNEY LANDO Ger. 4240.
PHIL LINES AGENCY
G, illingham 5596.
BERT LOMAN Bucklow 2203.
LOWE AGENCY Ger. 4143.
RALPH MARSHALL Tem. 3063.

ERIC MARTIN AGENCY

Bradford 5464.

MECCA AGENCY LTD.

5 Dean St., W.l. Ger. 2933.

MILLS WINTER, LTD. Vic. 7531

M.P.M. ENTERTAINMENTS CORPN.

LIMITED______________Reg. 5851.

NATIONAL THEATRICAL VARIETY AGENCY Tem. 5730.

SYD ROY, LTD. Abb. 3861/3.
SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT SER-
VICES. LTD.
Glasgow. Douglas 5977.
J. SEYMOUR. LTD. Ger. 2533.
JACK SULLIVAN Tem. 3908.
AUDREY THACKER Ger.4l 10.
LEONARD URRY
1 10 Jermyn St., S.W.I. Whi. 871 1-2
WADE-ROSS Tem. 3934.
STANLEY W. WATHON Bay. 21 16.
WHITEMAN'S AGENCY Leeds 41251.
JACK WILMER Malden 2247.
WORLD PRODUCTIONS BUREAU
LIMITED Tem. 7281.

WILL COLLINS and LEW GRADE TOM PACEY Reg. 2264. LIMITED Gerrard 5204/5.

J OS VAI.ENTOS must have been born on wires. What they didn't do at their first appearance in London at Finsbury Park last week makes up the usual wire act. They begin where the others leave off. I believe they could go to sleep on the wire. This is an act which is definitely tops of its kind. They are at Blackpool this week.

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ll^ELCOME home to Jenny Y* Benson, who has been delighting Australian audiences with her Sophie Tucker numbers for all too long. Jenny opened at Leeds last week in Len Urry’s bill and Len tells me she went over in a very big way. She goes to Sheffield with the show this week and her engagement book is filling up rapidly.

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J ESL1E FRANCIS, who has stage-managed more West End Variety bills than he cares to remember, is the creative genius behind “ Meet the Girls,” an "Allwomen Crazy Show,” which is cleaning up round town lately. Leslie devised and staged the whole show for John D. Roberton and tells me that he is interested in further productions which are to be presented by a new company called Craven Productions, Ltd., with whom he is associated.

ALAN SHIRES was busy last week on some of the dance routines for “ Beyond Compère.” With his partner, Evelyn Dar-velle, he will be dancing in cabaret at Quaglinos shortly.

Variety and Band

CALLS

For week commencing March 18

NAT DAY’S THEATRICAL AND VARIETY AGENCY

Albion House, 59 New Oxford St., London, IV.C. ’Phone : Temple Bar 2341.

OATH, Palace Theatre (R.l).—John Robertou's Barrel of Fun " Revue.

MACNAGHTEN VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT, LTD.

11 Oakley House. Bloomsbury Street, W.C.l. SOUTHAMPTON (It.12) (low pitch).—George San ford awl W. Lyon Shaw present " Bon Jour Paris." wjth Nor Kiddie. Three Brilliants. George Sanford. Hazel Kills, etc.

HUDDERSFIELD (K.12) (low pilch).—The N.V.C. present The Aberdonians. Gerard Sisters. Claud Williams. Douglas Leonard, De Troy and Lady Willy Wood. Les Volgas, Rome and Leonard. HALIFAX (R.12) (low pitch).—West End Varieties present Jack Doyle and Movita, Campbell and Itogerson, Charles Seltzer. Jim Jessiman. Patricia Kdsvborough. Kidd and Mack, Foster and Clarke. Sonia and Vania.

TERENCE BYRON, LTD.

Williams Deacon's Bank Chambers, Hazel Grove, Cheshire.

BARROW IN-FURNESS. Hit Majesty's Theatre.

•• lyian About the House."

CHESTERFIELD, Hippodrome.—Joe Daniels and his Mot Shots. Rusty and Shine, Freda Wyn. The Varsity Three. Jack Cooper. Tommy Trainer, Koba and Kalle. Eddie Lee.

CREWE, New Theatre.—•" Yells-a-Poppin’ " Revue.

with Dave Morris.

HULL, Alexandra Thoatra.—"Marvellous” Revue. NEWPORT, MON., Empire.—" Naughty But Nice Itevue.

WORCE6TER, Theatre Royal.—" Black-Out Blues Revue.

GENERAL THEATRES CORPORATION, LTD.

Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn ^ Street, W.C.2.

'Phone . Gerrard 2274.

LONDON. Palladium iR.ll).—George Blacks Show shop of 1940, "The Little Dog Laughed." with Nervo and Knox. Flanagan and Allen, Naughton and Gold. Willie. West ami McGinty. Condos Bros., Edna Squire-Brown. etc. (Twice nightly at 5-4(1 and *.15.) (Matinees; Wednesday. Thursday and Saturday at 2.15) (Good Friday excepted.) HOLBORN. Empire (H.10).—George Black's Laughter Show, " Haw-Haw ! " Cast, includes Max Miller. Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. Syd Seymour and his Baud, Dannora Company, Gaston Palmer, etc. (Good Friday excepted).

PENCE, Empire (R.12).— (For Penge Court Players. Ltd.) Harry Hans-on presents "The Importance of Being Earnest." (Usual two performances ou Good Friday evening.)

BIRMINGHAM, Hippodrome (R.l I).—Carl Brisson. George Clarke & Co., G. S. Melvin. Five Sherry Bros.. Iris' Sadler, Peter Raynor. The Novelettes. Jones and Thomas. Toledo, Elly and Joan.

(Matinee; Saturday at 2.15.) (Usual two per-

formances- on Good Friday evening.)

BRIGHTON, Hippodrome (R.l 1).—Reginald F-flQtL

Jack Le Dair.

Freddie Forbes with Angela Barrie. The Four 0>-Harmonist*, The Gordon Ray Girls. The Pamela Peach Girls. (Matinees; Wednesday and Saturday

at 2.:«).)

PORTSMOUTH, Hippodrome (R.ll).—Clifford C. Fischer present* his London Luxury Show. “ Folies Superbee," lately presented at the I»ndnn Casino. Cast includes Andre Randall. (Matinee: Saturday at 2.80) (Good Friday excepted.) WOLVERHAMPTON, Hlppodrom* (R.l I).—Prince of Wales' Theatre Tours Ltd., presents " Caprice Parisién." Cast includes George Doonan. (Usual two performances on Good Friday.)

MOSS EMPIRES, LTD.

Cronbourn Mansions, Cranbaurn Street. W.C.2. 'Phone : Gerrard 2274.

Tel. Add.: Depict, London.

LONDON, Hippodromo (R.ll) (low pilch).—George Black's New Intimate Rag. " Black Velvet." Cast includes Vic Oliver. Roma Beaumont. Pat Kirkwood. Teddy Brown. Wendy Tore. Leigh Stafford. (Twice nightly at 5.45 and 8.40.) (Matinees: Tuesday. Thursday ami Saturday at 2.15.) (Good Friday excepted.)

FINSBURY PARK, Empire (R.l 1.30) (low pitch).— Tom Arnold Ltd. presents George I-acy in " It's a Boy.” Cast includes Bertram Dench. (Good Friday excepted.)

NEW CROSS, Empire (R.l 1.30) (low pitch).—Jack Hylton presents, by courtesy of the B.B.C.. " Band Waggon,” with Richard Murdoch, Max Wall. Charles Smart and hi« Gi-gini Jack Hylton's Band C?9Jfi(oners, etc. (Good Friday excepted.) ITRATFORO, Empire (R.ll. 30) (low pitch).— C. L. T. Enterprises Ltd.. presents " Eve Takes a How." Cast includes Phyllis Dixey, Jack Tracy, Kdgley and Dawe. (Good Friday excepted.) SWANSEA, Empire (R.12) (low pitch).—William ilcnshall Ltd. presents " All The Best.” Cast includes Sid Field,

(Good Friday excepte«!.)

NOTTINGHAM, Empire (R.ll) (low pitch).—Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane and Company in “ Old

Mother Riley Come* to Nottingham.*' (Matinee: Saturday at 2.15.)

NOTTINGHAM, Theatre Royal (R.ll) (low pitch).

—Cecil Wayne presents " No ! No I Nanette ! !" Cast includes Norman Griffin. (Once nightly at 7.0.) (Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30.) HULL, Palace.—Theatre closed.

LEEDS, Empire (R.l 1) (low pitch).—Leonard Urry, the discoverer of Carroll Levis, presents “ The B.B.C. Discoveries,” compered by Leonard Very. Will Hay, Junr.. Murray and Mooney. Dancing Dudes ami Rita, Peter Fannan. (Matinee; Saturday at 2.30.) (Usual two performances on Good Friday evening.)

BIRMINGHAM, Empire (R.ll) (low pilch).—"Me and My Girl." (Usual two performances on Good Friday evening.)

BIRMINGHAM, Theatre Royal (R.ll) (low pilch).

—G. S. Enterprises Ltd. presents Mary Glynne and John Ixmgdeu iu " Faithfully Yours." (Once nightly at 7.O.) (Matinees: Thm-day and Saturday, at 2.30.) (Usual evening performance on Good Friday.)

LIVERPOOL, Empire (R.ll) (low pitch •.—Jack Payne with his Band and Company presents "The Music Box." Duggie Wakefield and his Gang, The Badminton Flayers (Billy Cooke and Beno .Smith, Commentator Monte Hose). Five K**nway*. A1 De Vito, Fred Culpilt, Sunny Rogers with Jean. Joan and Jill. (Twice nightly at 6.15 and 8.30.) (Matinee: Saturday at 2.80.) (Usual two performances on Good Friday evening.)

SHEFFIELD, Empire (R.ll ) (low pitch).—"Gaieties de Montmartre." Cast includes Jewel arid Warriss. i (Matinee: Saturday at 2.30.) (Good Friday

excepted.)

GLASGOW, Empire (R.ll) (low pitch).—Jack Hylton presents the B.B.C. Feature, "lima" ("It's That Man Again"). Cast includes Tommy Handley, Billy Cotton and his Band. Jack Train. Maurice Denham. (Matiuee: Saturday at 2.30.) (Usual two performance* on Good Friday evening.; EDINBURGH, Empire (R.ll) (low pitch).—Jack Hylton present* the B.B.C. Feature. " Youth Takes a Bow,” compered by Bryan Michie. and Variety Acte, including Tessie O'Shea. Moon and Bentley, etc. (Usual two performances on Good Friday evening.)

GLASGOW, Alhambra (R.ll) (low pitch).—“The Women." (Once nightly at 7.30. j (Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2.0.) )

NEWCASTLE, Empire (lt.ll) (low pitch (.—Charles Jj. Tucker presents " Roll Out the Barrel." Ca<t includes Nat Jackley, Jack Clifford. Eddie Gray, Don Ricco and hi* Ladies' Swing Band. (Matinee: Saturday at 2.15.) (Usual two perforfuauces on Good Friday evening.)

MANCHESTER, Palaca (R.ll) (low pilch).—George Black's Intimate Rag " Black Velvet.” Ca-t includes Stanelli. Afriuue. Ada Reeve, The Valor«, Billings and Chase, Mario (Harp) JLorenzi. (Twice nightly at 6.0 and 8.15. including Good Friday.) (Matinee: Saturday at 2.15.)

BRADFORD, Alhambra (li.ll.30) (low pitch).— Ernest Binns presents " Arcadian Follies.” Cast

includes Harry Korris. (Matinee: Saturday at 2.u.) SUNDERLAND, Empire (K.ll) (low pitch).—Ends leigh Productions Ltd. presents " Laughter Cavalcade." Cast includes Frank Formby and Dick

Montague. (Usual two performances ou Good Friday evening.)

LEEDS, Thaatra Royal (R.ll) (low pilch).—Harry i Hanson present* The Court Players in " You Never

Can Tell.” (Twice nightly at 6.0 and 8.15. > SOUTHSEA, King'» Theatre (R.l.30) (low pitch).— Ivor Novello, Dorothy Dickson. Isabel .Jean«. Martin Waller. In " Second Helping." (Commencing Saturday March 23rd. at 7.20.)

STOLL THEATRES CORPORATION, LTD.

Coliseum Buildings, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.l.

LONDON, Coliseum (It.10).—Commencing Wednesday. March 2<dh. by arrangement with Sir Oswald Stoll. Prince Littler present* " White Jlorse Inn." CHISWICK, Empire (R.l 1 ).—Albert de Sutan’s Le Petit Cabaret. Adrienne Hiid Audrey. Allan. Allan and Allan, Winsor and Wilton, George Belton, Clifford Stanton. Jack (Trump) Doyle and his New Aces of Rhythm.

NACKNEY, Empire (R.ll).— Bariie Bald rick and Tom Gamble present " All Right on the Western Front." witli Tom Gamble and Company. SHEPHERD'S BUSH, Empire lR.ll>.—Don Ross presents " Naughty Girls of 1940," with .41 Marshall and Company.

WOOD GREEN, Empire (R II).—Ernie Lotiuga and Company in " Old Soldier* Never Die."

BRISTOL Hippodrome (R.ll).—Barrie O'Brien present« " George and Margaret.”

CHATHAM, Empire.- Closed- re oi»cn* Ka*ter Monday. MANCHESTER (Ar*wicfc Grean), Hippodrome (It.10.3D).-—Jack Sunn presents "Show a Leg,' with Jimmy Bryan» and Company.

GERARD HEATH

Coventry House, 5 & 6 Coventry Street, W.l. ’Phone ; Gerrard 2171-2-3.

'Grams : Gcrheath, Lesquare, London. ALDERSHOT, Hippodrome (R.10.30).—Macari and his Dutch Accord eon Serenaders, featuring Van Luin. Larry ami Rosa Macari. Les Childs and Frank Ijtwton at the I* Fleur Electric Organ. Pat Aza and Co. in " A Fleeting Acquaintance." Three Merry Widows. Peter While, Three Ascot*. Lily Avon Dim. Val Vett. Company a* booked. (Five nights only)

KINGSTON, Empire (R.10.30).—" Radio Kingston." featuring Ivor More ton and Dave Kay, Amnia Winn. Norman Long. Suzette Tarri. Arimand Bamt. Company as booked. (Five nights only.) PLYMOUTH, Palace ( R.l 1.30).—May West Productions present " Room For Two." (Five nights only.)

HAMMERSMITH, Oaumont (R 10).- Hal Swain aud

Three Swing Sisters. Dowler and White. Henri Vadden and Girl*.

CAMDEN TOWN, Gaumont (Rehearsal at Holloway). —Two Eddies, Kemble Kean and Laurel Mather. Five Tiny Dancettes.

ISLINGTON, Blue Hall, (Rehearsal at Dominion).— Cawalini's Dogs. Lilian Burgi**, Basyl.

DAY’S VARIETY AGENCY

HARRY GOODSON DIRECTION

Peter

BRISTOL, Empire Thj.»tr> — Harold

•Sinclaire. Wilbur llall and Metre field*. Al and Hilda Heath. Phyllis and Frances, The Maxdens. Three Milton Sisters. Hart Allison.

CAMDEN TOWN. Bedford Theatre.—Albert Whelan.

Ileinsle: Danny Lipu

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G A U MON T-BRITISH PICTURE CORPORATION, LTD.

New Gallery House, Regent Street, London, IV. DOMINION THEATRE, W.1 ( R.9).—Beimeli and

Williams. Mann. Ann and Mann.

LEWISHAM, Oaumant (R.l0).—Morris and Cowley.

Four Stuarts. Kama and kHlita.

HOLLOWAY, Oaumont <R.9.30).—Haver and Lee. Eight Academy Girls, Van Dusen.

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PHOTO HOUSE (opp. Jack Bloomfield s and Cameo Theatre)

ARTISTS COMPLETE PHOTO SERVICE

• Action Pictures

• Studio Portraits

• Repros

COVENTRY HIPPODROME CO.,

LTD.

National House, 00-66 Wardour Street, W.l. ASTON, Htppodroma.—.Jack Jackson and his Band, Dorothy Gray and Brothers, Sirdani. Eddie Rankey. Michael Kegau ami Ann. Danny Gray. Terina. COVENTRY, Hippodrome.—Jack Taylor to present " Eve on Parade."

NORTHAMPTON, New Theatre.—Robiua Productions to presenl " Toujour* Jes Femmes."

NATIONAL THEATRICAL VARIETY AGENCY

(Direction Prank Pope)

SCUNTHORPE, Savoy (an F.J.B. Theatre).—The Great Levanie in " Mow'* Tricks? "

LINCOLN, Theatre Royal (an F.J.B. Theatre).— Dorothy Holbrook’s " 1940 Merry-Go-Round." GRIMSBY, Tivoli (an F.J.B. Theatre).—Ancaster Theatrical Productions pre>ent " Soir de Paris.” BOSCOMBE, Hippodrome (an F.J.B. Theatre).—AI and Bob Harvey. Vesta and A*hton, Walker and Ray. Joe Hastings. Barrie Si*ters, Beryl Reid, and Company as booked.

NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE CORPORATION, LTD.

8/10 Channp Cross Road. W.C.2 'Phone : Temple Bar 5677.

(Managing Director: Fred Clayton) CHELTENHAM, Opera House <1UH.—A. J. Powers. David South wood, Geddes Bros., Three Adairs, La Percy Val.

Petite Poll pee. Pell and Little. Kirnkn Bro«., EXETER, Theatre Royal (11.12).—Jasper Maskelyne, Murphy and Mack. Tony Raglan. Alvis and Ward. Silva and Gaye. Marcus, and Company as booked. HUDDERSFIELD, Palace Theatre iR.l£’).—The Aberdonians, Detmy ami Lady. Les Volga*. Rome aud Leonard. Wally Wood. Douglas Leonard. Gerard Sisters, and Company as booked.

RHYL, Quean* Theatre (R.12). — "In Town To-night.”

LONDON SYNDICATE HALLS

Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn St., W.C.2. ’Phone: Gcrrard 2702.

CHELSEA, Palaca (R.l 1).—Kddie Kelland and Company in " Meet The Gang."

METROPOLITAN (K.ll).—g and W. Plays Ltd..

present " Cradle Suatihers."

EAST HAM, Palace t K.11 ».—Harry Dennis’ Company iu " Girls on Parade.”

BRIXTON, Empress (R.ll).—Tommy Tiinder, Mills and Bobbie, Three Stooges, Ella Retford. Jee Boys. Drury and Ramond. Egan Bros., Andy Andrews. WALTHAMSTOW, Palace (R.l I).—Billy Revel and Company in " Roll Out the Laughter."

THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CO., LTD.

Empress Buildings, Blackpool Tel. No.: Blackpool 1 NEW OPERA HOUSE.—Commencing March 19 th. for two weeks. Tom Arnold presents " Wild

Violets.”

QRAND THEATRE.—Hugh Wakefield. Olga Ltiidp. Mackenzie Ward, Jane Welsh iu " Goo«i M«m Sleep

at Home."

PALACE THEATRE.—Claude Dampier with Billy Carl vie. 35 Terry's Juveniles. Tex McLeod. Baker. Dove aud Allen. The Windsor Bisters, Chris Charlton, Helen Trix Lewi«. Hal Miller.

TOWER CIRCUS.—Commencing Monday. March 18th. for two week*. Madame Truzai with her Horses, Tommy Eaves with hi* Lions. Chapman's Elephants. The Gridneffs. Jn, Jax and Max. Pepino. The Dario Bario Family. Kao Bro?.. Four Balaton*. Three Van Normans. Doodle.*. Water Fantasia featuring Paul and Earl Rollo with Carole.

THE FRED COLLINS’ VARIETY AGENCY, LTD.

Direction : Horace H. Collins.

115 Kenfield Street, Glasgow.

'Phone: Glajgotv Douglas 1544-5.

'Grams . " It, Glasgow."

ABEROEEN, Tivoli Theatre ( R.11).—“ Giggles and Girl*." cast including Jack Anthony, Bond Rowell, Cicely H ill lei t. Bertlia Ricardo. Bob and Alf Pearson. Fayre Four. Robert Wilson, Aun Drummond Grant, jay Morelle. Twelve Loretta Girls, etc. DUNDEE. Palaca Thaatra (R.ll).—Harry Beuet present* " Eve Oh ! ” Cast including Shaw and Weston. Gus Chevalier. Four Bobrics, Gmsvenor Four. Caroline and Richard*, etc.

EDINBURGH, Theatre Royal (R.ll).—Teddy Joyce’s Jamboree. Bobbie Kimber. Wilson Keppel and Betiv. and Company as booked.

GLASGOW, Pavilion Thaatra lK.l 1).—Clapham and Dwyer. Brodie and Steel. Douglas Francis. Jack Stock*. Spade and Diamond, Velda and Van. Flying Banvard*. and Company a* booked. LIVERPOOL, Shakeepeare Thaatra iR.ll).—Norris and Simons Ltd. present " Over The Top.” Cast including Jerry Gold. Jimmy Halborn. Jack Walsh, Four Manuel*. Milsom Sisters. Douglas Thomson Peaches Weston. Hazel Hanson. James Roy Franceska. etc.

KING SHOT THEATRES, LTD.

The Empire, Kingston-on-Thames.

Phone Kingston 3265.

ALDERSHOT, Hippodrome (Band Call 10.30).— Macari and his Dutch Accotdeon Serenade re. Pat Aza and Co.. Three Merry Widows. Lily Avon Duo. Peter White. Val Vett. etc.

KINGSTON, Empire (Band Call 10.30).—Company a* booked.

CRANBOURN AGENCY

Queen's House, Leicester Square, W.C.2. CARLISLE, Hi* Majaaty * Thaatra.—Harry Cord«.« DARLINGTON. Hippodrome. Company as booker WEDNESBURY, Hippodrome. — Closer! for

dec

MISCELLANEOUS CALLS

PETERBORO', Embassy (R.ll).—Jimmy Hunt " Brighton Foil»«**."

PETERBORO’, Empire.— Harry Hanson's Court Players present " General Post.”

DUBLIN, Theatre Royal (K.ll).—Owen McGivem Los Vnlcnlns. Eddie Leroy.

LIVERPOOL, Pavilion Theatre.--We*t End Vitriol present " Sh ! . . Keep It Dark." with Billy

Tliorhiirn ami hi« Music. Three la*»*** Screws. I Raynor. Broadway Boy* and Uremia, etc.. etc. BLACKPOOL, Feldman's Theatre. John D. Kobeilou presents " We ll Be There.”

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VAUDEVILLE ACTS

/TA pt. JAZZ. Whistling, Fiddling, Comedy V-» King; riot, St. Andrew's Theatre. Aldcrelnu. 16 Brent field Garden*. Cricklewood.

ROBIN HOOD. The Lancashire Linnet Riot; always immaculate Conredy Dre**. 16 Brent Held Garden«, N.W.U.

SONNIE DEMARET and DOROTHY CHESTER. Comedy, Dancing, Binging, Magic.—48 Helix Road, S.W.2. Tulse Hill 2240.

HELEN and PAT NASH. Comedy pair. Out-Handing everywhere played.—6a Maryland Road. W.t). Abercorn 1317

GRAMOPHONE WANTED

G

00D second-hand portable gramophone wan red.

Also .«orne Benny ( (nodiiian record*, ami rapinine number*.—Write L. Lion*. 32 Dorili) Park Mill. N.W.5

PERSONAL TUITION

irk. modern -X -Street. W.l. Mny-

SINGING, speech, microph.

Nina Ma rei. 56 Maddoj fair 8597.

JACK WINTERS

OFFERS y mi per*«

Style." Band 1

wit (Vit Tot

S'

-Oliai tuition

with rhythm. Why be called a " passenger Contact Jack Winter*. 116 Clonmel I Road. N I Tottenham 4024.

moderate.—Write " Sax." c/o BAND WA< :

FLATLETS TO LET

ATTRACTIVE modern furnished flatlet*. 2 minutes from Karl's Court Tube Station, from 15/- weekly; electric light included, hot ami cold water, gas fires (1/- in slot), 'phone, lounge, game*, etc.: eight bathroom*.—“ Kn/.i-homes," 7 Lex ham Gdns., Earl's Court, S.W.5.

CINEMA MANAGER

GENTLEMAN, 4U, good appearance, engagement a* assistant manager useful capacity. Typist and routine « Mommi, c o BAND WAGON.

MUSICIANS WANTED

Itf. per word.

FIRST CLASS WORK !

EXPERIENCED young dance musician*, all instrument«, for regular palais j«»b. M U. rates.—Box 44. BAND WAGON.

YOUNG semi-pro tenor sax required shortly to replace militiaman; must rehearse.—Write 25 Arundel Garden«, Goodmayes.

TENOR SAXiaT wauled, must be good vocali*t. for permanent engagement.—Write " Advertiser." 17 Cobham Road, WestelifT. Essex.

INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE COLLAPSIBLE BASS DRUMS

Glitter models in Block Large allowance for your bass drum.

TUNABLES, black, white and glitter, metal hoops, second-hand and shop-soiled bargain*.

CYMBALS, paper thin. 6/6; Rasseui. 12/0; Zinjian from 15/-: Zilco, 25/-.

VIC O’BRIEN

22 ST. GILES' HIGH STREET, LONDON, W.C.2.

(Half minute Tottenham Court Road Tube) Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PIANO-ACCORDION by ROSSETTI, 120 3 41;

Blue Pearl push coupler: excellent Mage iuslrumeiit. immaculate condition: fully guaian-teed: complete outfit JUL/liLO for cash: worth ¡i 17/17.0.—Paramount Instrument* Ltd., 17 Moor Street, Ixindon, W.l.

DRUMMER'S Console, full size, with eitemdou arm«, complete £S'/5/0.—A. F. Matthews A Co.. 17 Aylesbury Street. London. EC. 1.

GUITAR, 6-string. full size: convertible

Hawaiian: practically new: tutor and caw; £2.'5/0.—A. F. Matthews & Co.. 17 Aylesbury Street. E C I.

SOUSAPHONE, BBo. in gold lacquer; exccp-(imially fine condition: low pitch: gi»*l *liow instrument by Boosey A Hawke*. A gift at 112 for cash; to-day's value X18. 18/0.— Paramount Instruments Ltd.. 17 Moor Street. London. W 1.

REHEARSAL ROOMS

LARGE Rehearsal Room*. (All) 1/- per hour. Sundays Included Bands supplied — Rosa. 6 Denmark Street. W.C.2 Temple Bar 7105.

BANDS VACANT

SUE ROGERS AND HER BAND (Gent*.). Tb.‘ MS'*list with |>ersiwiality and charm. Op«i for gig*. Macaulay 3523.