Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jul. 15, 1929

Earl Carroll's Sketch Book. Early in this gaudy cycle there occurs a sound cinema of Comedian Eddie Cantor, who wrote the libretto, singing a song of his own devising called "Legs, Legs, Legs." Thereafter a large and lovely group of girls attired in summery yellow dresses crowd out upon the stage, lie on their backs on an imitation grass terrace, raise their legs high in the air and wave them slowly to & fro. This revel sets the pitch for the rest of the entertainment, which fulfills every standard—anatomical, luxurious, careless—that is...

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