Not a Movie, 1919

We’re not sure we’ve been waiting for a “show with the punch,” but if we were in Skidmore, Missouri in March 1919, we’d have the chance to see one. (And a real show, too — not a movie!) From the March 13, 1919 Skidmore News, page 5:

Ad for a Vaudeville show to be performed in Skidmore, 1919. Text of ad follows.
Skidmore News, March 13, 1919, p. 5.

Advertisement, “The show with the punch! Opera House three nights next week, commencing Thursday, March 20. The Gerrard Stock Co. ‘Playing Plays of Merit on their Merit.’ The show you have been waiting for. Big feature Vaudeville – between acts! Every play gets better! Nothing old but the name! Don’t miss the opening play ‘What Gossip Will Do,’ one of the greatest comedy dramas of the day. A laugh from start to finish. Intermingled with good heart interest. A play enacted in every day life in every town and community. See it. Not a moving picture show. Ladies free Thursday night when accompanied by paid ticket by either lady or gentleman. Admission 15, 25, 35. War tax to be added. Seats now on sale at Model Drug Store. We carry our own orchestra.”

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