The Theater: New Vaudeville in Manhattan

Star Time (produced by Paul Small) is a creaky vaudeville coupé kept moving only because Lou Holtz, a tireless master of ceremonies, is between the shafts. There is one big-time act: the gracefully dancing De Marcos. Otherwise, harmonica players wrench the eardrums, songbirds ravish the mike, top-hatted Benny Fields suggests a crooner in a cinemusical about the early '20s.

Stepping delicately across the eggs they have laid, Holtz again proves himself one of the best yarn-spinners and smooth-delivery boys in the business. He unveils all the acts, barges in on most of them,...

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