Sam Harris in Philadelphia - the 1930's

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 222:

Mr. Harris came over to the theater in Philadelphia. He was the one who had insisted all along on the song staying in, and now he said: "We will try out ‘Supper Time’ at the Wednesday matinee and evening performances. If the audiences like it, ‘Supper Time’ stays in." There were some good Catholics working backstage, including Minnie Eisler and Jackie, the wardrobe mistress. And before that Wednesday matinee those people burned plenty of candles for me. After praying for help from Him I went on and sang "Supper Time." When I was through and that big, heavy curtain came down I …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 222. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430407394420 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Philadelphia

Listeners

Listening to

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Supper Time
written by Irving Berlin
performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:23:14 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:56:56 +0100