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Mills Brothers at Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter was packed at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, an honest testament to a splendid show starring the Mills Bros. in their first New York cafe appearance in 10 years. Betty George, the stunning Greek singer; mills brothersHelen Wood, the sparkling ballerina; Dave Barry, the geneial gentleman of comedy, and Monsieur Gautier and his steeplechase performers help make this addition of the finest exhibits Lou Walters has presented.

Although many years have spun by since the Mills Bros. scored their first success, nothing is dated about their work, even in an era awash with singing quartets. They are so relaxed and amiable that the rhythmic beauty of their harmonizing comes across with the smoothness of gentle flowing water.

Three of the boys sing, while one plays guitar, as they render such favorites as "Till Then," "Glow Worm," "Paper Doll" and "Suddenly There's a Valley." Their versatility is best expressed in "Basin Street," which they interpret vocally and with instrument effects achieved by cupping the hands over the mouth.

Beautiful Brunette.

When you hear Betty George sing "Let There Be Love" you will agree that there couldn't be a more influential spokesman for a subject of such importance. And I daresay every man in the Quarter will relish the beautiful brunette's handling of "I Wanna Get Married."

I found myself laughing heartily at Dave Barry's sharp lines, some of them sneaked in so cleverly that they have a delayed action effect. He is even more arresting with his uncanny takeoffs of Arthur Godfrey and Liberace.

Miss Wood, who sparkled on Broadway in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Pal Joey," fits exquisitely and most gracefully into the production numbers, with the lovely Latin Quarter beauties stimulating even the tiredest eyes with their costumes.

Amusing Animal Act.

Everybody loves an animal, particularly a dog and a pony. Monsieur Gautier, a quiet but effective ringmaster, leads his four ponies and four fox terriers through some amusing precision routines, with the monkey of the family coming on for the last laugh.

Possibly the most outstanding attraction in a pageant in which no living person or thing appears. Called "The Syncopated Waters" and presented on the club's high backstage,it is choreographed fantasy by Hans Hasslach of waters that frolic in all directions and in all colors.

Four handsome chaps called Beau Brummels and a pretty violinist named Dorothy Vernon add their talents to this splendid show, with fine orchestral support by the Joe Lombardi group, which alternates with Buddy Harlowe's crew for dancing.

THE REVIEWS
Andrews Sisters - Latin Quarter 1957
Desi Arnaz - w/Diosa Costello 1948
Count Basie - Lincoln 1943
Tony Bennett - Copacabana 1958
Milton Berle - Latin Quarter 1948
Joey Bishop - w/Andy Williams 1959
Ray Bolger - Wizard of Oz Scarecrow, Empire Room 1956
Cab Calloway - Greenwich Inn 1949
Diahann Carroll - Persian Room 1961
Betty Clooney - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Nat King Cole - Copacabana 1958
Perry Como - Versailles 1944
Copacabana - famous night club restaurant is reviewed 1953
Crosby Brothers - Latin Quarter 1961
Xavier Cugat - Waldorf Astoria 1951
Vic Damone - Riviera 1953
Billy Daniels - Copacabana 1952
Sammy Davis Jr. - Copacabana 1959
Phyllis Diller - w/Bobby Short 1958
Nancy Donovan - Copacabana 1952
Jimmy Durante - Copacabana 1951
Billy Eckstine - Copacabana 1951
Duke Ellington - Basin St. East 1961
Eddie Fisher - Empire Room 1959
Judy Garland -Town & Country 1958
Jackie Gleason - La Vie en Rose 1953
Benny Goodman - Empire Room 1956
Dolores Gray - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Buddy Hackett - Copacabana 1956
Connie Haines - Terrace Room 1951
Dick Haymes - Versailles 1956
Horace Heidt - 30th Anniversary 1954
Florence Henderson w/Bill Hayes 1958
Hildegarde - Pierre 1953
Celeste Holm - Plaza 1958
Eddy Howard - Roosevelt 1955
Burl Ives w/Wally Cox - Persian Room
Lisa Kirk - Persion Room 1958
Frankie Laine - Latin Quarter 1955
Julius La Rosa - Romanian 1958
Peggy Lee - Copacabana 1958
Jerry Lewis - Town & Country 1957
Joe E. Lewis - Copacabana 1945
Ted Lewis - Latin Quarter 1953
Liberace - Persian Room 1947
Guy Lombardo - Roosevelt 1957
Vincent Lopez - Grill Room 1954
Tony Martin - Riviera 1953
Martin and Lewis - Copacabana 1950
Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller Band 1957
Mills Brothers - Latin Quarter 1956
Vaughn Monroe - Astor 1955
Constance Moore - St. Regis 1958
Johnnie Ray - Copacabana 1953
Della Reese - Copacabana 1961
Sugar Ray Robinson - French Casino
Dorothy Shay - St. Regis 1961
Frank Sinatra - Wedgewood 1943
Danny Thomas - Copacabana 1949
Sophie Tucker - Latin Quarter 1950
Mae West - Latin Quarter 1956
Julie Wilson - Persian Room 1954
EDITORIALS
Dean Martin - thoughts on Mr. Sauve
Peter Lawford - retrospective
Rise & Fall of the big bands
INTERVIEWS
K Baggelaar- Copacabana author
Don Dellair - cabaret performer
Denny Farrell - big band disc jockey
Hal Turner - Performer/Conductor
B Zickafoose - played in WWII Europe
ASSORTED
Bernie Bierman bio
Sammy Kaye - Roosevelt 1957
Dinah Shore - press release and autograph from the 50's
A Letter about a WWII song
Harbers & Dale - Dance Team
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