in New York

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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430386936760 accessed: 19 May, 2024

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

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