'ELSIE JANIS, MANAGER
'Makes Alfred Butt of the Palace Talk Terms for New Act.
'London, April 4 . - Elsie Janis has become a ''manager,'' according to Alfred Butt, proprietor of the Palace theater, where Miss Janis is to open in the new Revue in a fortnight.
'''When Miss Janis was in London last summer,'' Mr. Butt explained to-day, ''I signed her to appear at the Palace. When she arrived back her a few weeks ago she informed me she had brought two other artists and I must find places for them on the bill.
'''I saw them to-day for the first time and asked them both to sign contracts. To my amazement they said they couldn't sign, that they already were under contract to Miss Janis. I asked her what it all meant and she told me she had both these music hall artists tied up tight for twelve months. If I wanted their services I must negotiate with their manager - and I did.'''
(The Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, New York, Sunday, 5 April 1914, section 1, p. 1b)
'London has become the duelling ground for two rival queens of American musical comedy, Miss Elsie Janis and Miss Ina Claire. In The Passing Show (Palace Theatre, 20 April 1914), a London equivalent for the Follies, Miss Janis astounds and fascinates the multitude by her imitation of celebrities; and also her facility in dance and jest. With Sam Bernard in The Belle of Bond Street (Adelphi Theatre, 8 June 1914), Miss Claire similarly interests with imitations, singing and dancing at intervals.'
(The La Crosse Tribune, La Cross, Wisconsin, Monday, 6 July 1914, p. 7e)
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Ada Reeve at the Tivoli, Melbourne,
Saturday, 1 September 1923