in New York - the 1920's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, pages 186-187:

I also did a take-off on Lulu Belle. That was another Broadway hit, starring Lenore Ulric, that Edward Sheldon and Charles MacArthur wrote. I had met David Belasco, with his collar turned backward, who produced it. In the play Lenore Ulric played a Negro trollop who works her way up to a count and a boudoir in Paris by her diligent whoring. In my take-off on Miss Ulric I sang "You Can't Do What the Last Man Did," and this take-off was later in Africana.
cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 186-187. accessed: 5 December, 2022

location of experience: New York

Listening to

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You Can't Do What the Last Man Did
written by Charles MacArthur, Edward Sheldon
performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:42:17 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:33:28 +0100