Monday, April 7, 2014

Le Roy Talma & Bosco -- April 7, 2014

To play the Palace in New York was the height of accomplishment in vaudeville. Le Roy-Talma-Bosco were a popular team of magicians. Servais Le Roy was a Belgian magician. Talma (Mary Ford) was his wife and an expert coin manipulator. Bosco was the rotund comic relief. There were several Boscos over the years. John Bosco is the patron saint of magicians.
Headliner Lucille Cavanaugh was a dancer. "Miss Cavanaugh is Georgeously Attractive."  Georgously?  "Beautiful Face -- Beautiful Figure -- Beautiful Steps."  The Avon Comedy Four was a popular comic act which included Smith and Dale. 

The ad is from the New York Tribune 22-September-1918. 

Here is an ad from a 1915 appearance at the Palace:

The Giants are off to a good start.  They won 3 of 4 against Arizona and 2 of 3 against the Dodgers. 

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