BROADWAY: Tribal Custom

THE MAN FROM KANGAROO LAND IS STILL HOPPING ALONG.

SAM ROWLEY KIND REGARDS TO ALL FRIENDS.

AUSTRALIA'S LITTLE COMEDIAN.

A COMEDIAN WITH A BIG VOICE.

DIRECT FROM THE ANTIPODES.

— Variety, Nov. 23, 1907 The personal squibs that once filled pages of the self-styled "Bible of Show Business" also filled a real need: without them a performer might be forgotten.

Today the battle for bookings is usually fought on other fronts, but self-advertise ment in Variety and other trade papers survives, a kind of tribal custom to which just about everybody in the business succumbs...

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