Theatre: Atavism

When Kilpatrick's Oldtime Minstrels opened in Manhattan last fortnight, bewhiskered gentlemen who could not remember having witnessed a minstrel show in town since 1908, gathered their grandchildren about them and hurried to see the performance. When it closed last week they were vaguely concerned. Radio listeners made a craze of the Two Black Crows (Moran & Mack) last year, of Amos 'n' Andy this year. Why would people not patronize the only truly U. S. contribution to the theatre? Certainly the Kilpatrick production was archeologically faithful. The only thing that old gentlemen...

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