EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
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The speaker's personal reminiscences, interspersed with many anecdotes pertaining to vaudeville. Memories from the speaker's childhood. Mr. Huston's family. Some words about Miss May Irwin, one of the Canadians who was a great help to the speaker during his vaudeville experience. Stories about George M. Cohan. Some words on the critics. Reactions from audiences. Hollywood. A story about another Canadian, Aimee Semploy MacPherson. Life for a star in Hollywood. Some comments on the radio. The speaker's pleasant experience playing "Dodsworth." The speaker concludes with a story about the President speaking to him after a play in Washington, and then he performs a speech from Othello.