Sunday, April 26, 1931 THE ST.PAUL DAILY NEWS

CARDINI'S MAGICAL ACT TAKES WEEK'S HONORS

Charlie Foy's Clowning Wins Second Place

Medley, Duprey Contribute Laughter to pleasing Vaudeville Bill

Cardini, appearing at the RKO-Orpheum, easily takes top honors at this house for an act of real merit.

As "The Suave Deceiver" he bewilders his audience in a sleight-of hand routine with cards, billiard balls and cigarets which has no parallel for sheer brilliancy.

Cardini is acknowledged by professional magicains as being the greatest performer in pure sleight-of-hand the stage has seen for many years. It is known that with cards he performs feats which, because of the extreme difficulty of execution, no other manipulator has ever attempted.

The apparent ease with which he makes cards, balls and cigarets appear and disappear, and the naturalness of every move he makes, denotes a great artist in this line of effort. Considering that the execution of each effect is accomplished by sleight-of-hand alone, one cannot help but marvel aat the tremendous degree of dexterity to which his hands and fingers are trained.

Charlie Foy, the noisiest performer in vaudeville, drew applause that matched the volume of his own cclattering aobut the stage. His act offered some excellent harmonic music, an imitation of his father, Eddie Foy, "gags" old and new and a bit of dancing.

The personalities of Medley and Duprey are a welcome addition to RKO-Orpheum stage activities. They maintian a running fire of humourous patter and pantomine, doing anything and everything with reckless abandon.

Betty Jane Cooper and her Lighting Steppers provide a dance act that is considerably better than ordinary. The Lathrop brothers and Joe Teems, whe assist her, offer a pleasing variety of tap dances, while Betty Jane Cooper not only graces this act but gives Charlie Foy a "lift" in his act.