The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 15, 1934

Continental Varieties (Arch Selwyn and Harold B. Franklin, producers) smoothly exhibits a group of European music-hall celebrities, performing, one by one. their tony specialties. Dressed in blue velvet, perched dramatically on a piano, Lucienne Boyer sings her Parisian torch songs (TIME, Oct. 8). Vicente Escudero clicks his Spanish heels, cas tanets and fingernails, accompanied by a troupe of wriggling gypsies. A fat, sad-faced Russian named Raphael makes a concertina, scarcely larger than a sausage, whisper like a violin. A magician named De Roze refreshes his...

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