PROGRAM

 

OF

 

Rose's 25 Midgets

 


 

THE BIGGEST COMPANY AND BEST MOST
TALENTED MIDGETS IN THE WORLD

 


 

Direct from Sensational Triumphs in London, Paris and

New York

 


 

Musical Director, Bernat Singer

 


 

1-Opening Chorus  .........................................................  Ensemble

2-Saxophone Sextette  ........................................... Musical Singers

3-Stars of Movieland  .....................................................  Ensemble

4-Cycle of Songs  .......................................................  Mlle. Hansi

5-Acrobatic Novelties  ........................................ William Company

6-Gallagher and Shean  ............................  Paul and Adolph Glauer

7-The Midget Band  ............................................  Singer Company

8-Stepping Out  .......................................  Henry and Bruno Glauer

9-Rolling Globe  ...........................................................  Miss Ilonk 10-Impersonation of Sousa  ...................................  Theo. Williams

11-Jazz Interlude  .......................................................  Prince Pani

12-Minuet (past and Present

Finale  ..........................................  Entire Company of 25 Midgets

 


 

Costumes, hats, furnished by Vanity Fair Costume Company,

353 West 48th St.,  New York City.  Scenery drapes furnished

by Novelty Scenic Company, 226 West 4 7th St., New York City

 


 

If these American, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, German Midgets have pleased you, tell your friends to come and see them.  Sent the Children

 

 


 

ROSE'S ROYAL MIDGETS

 

Tales of the

Tiny Folk

 

"Lovable little ladies and gentleman, as well as gifted entertainers of remarkable talent."

-King Alfonso of Spain.

 

 

The life stories of the twenty-five doll-size men and women artists gathered from European and East Indian lands by I. S. Rose, most widely known American impresario on the Continent of Europe.

 


YEARS ago in Peter Pan, Maude Adams Stood over the footlights and asked audiences of sophisticated New Yorkers, "Do you believe in fairies?"  It is a matter of record that some of the tens of thousands who heard, laughed, for deep in every adult heart is a tender warmth for those childhood days when fairies and elfin folk were very real to us all.  And so it is with midgets-perfectly normal miniature men and women, who just stopped growing as little children, so far as stature is concerned.  And this love of fairies, this belief in their goodness and Cinderella-like deeds of kindness, is what explains the extraordinary delight that children take in midgets.  It is because the tiny people are fairy book characters come to life in the minds of the children that boys and girls are drawn irresistibly to them.

 


 

CROWDS FLOCK ABOUT THEM

AND the quarter of a hundred little folk of Rose's Royal Midgets prove all this daily.  Children flock about them happily whenever they appear on the street.  They do not have to beg their parents to take them to see the midgets, either, for the attraction of the vest-pocket revue and vaudeville artists is universal.  Everybody loves the midgets, and everybody goes to see them.

 


 

Very generous, grateful little people and are never so happy as when making Mr. I. S. Rose-"our dear impresario," they call him-presents.  The women are constantly doing bits of fancy work to present to Mrs. Rose, and the men buy novelties wherever they go to give Mr. Rose with dignified little speeches of presentation.  And, of course, every national holiday of the midgets-they come from Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Java and France-is celebrated with a dinner backstage to the entire company of twenty-five by Mr. Rose, who looks after them as though they were the children their inches would seem to indicate.

 

There has never been a more interesting and cunning little creature on earth than tiny Lucille, barely two feet high, a bright, cultured little woman, smaller than most French dolls, but an actress of real ability and a surpassingly graceful dancer.  She is so tiny on the stage that women gasp with startled delight when she steps from the wings, yet she has the joys, sorrows, interests and ambitions that her years-she is eighteen-warrant.  To the children she is a tiny proof that fairy tales are true, and to adults she is the cutest thing they ever saw.

 


 

DO THEY LOVE AND MARRY?

 

WHO were her parents?  Were they midgets> Is she married?

If not, does she take an interest in the good looking little men of the company, or does she, because of her fully grown-up mind and sensibilities, long for the love of a Valentino or an every-day man of affairs?

 

These are questions that pop into our minds as we gaze delightedly on the tiny princess and her comrades of this Lilliputian company.

 

Without exception the parents of all midget are normal.  The father of Lena Bayer is a professor of chemistry in the university at Bonn, Germany.  He is five foot eight inches in height, and Lena's mother is five foot four inches.  Lena has had an education that many girls of her age envy, but she was taught privately.  Where midgets are not well educated, it is generally the result of timidity, for they have not cared to go forward with their classes in public schools, watching their comrades grow away from them in stature month by month.

 

Lucille has a brother with the show-Hardi, barely 28 inches high, an acrobat and a dancer.  He, too is well educated. Neither he nor his sister have had any love affairs as yet, although it seems inconceivable that either will long escape Cupid's darts.  However, sex attraction is not pronounced among midgets.  They are, as a rule, somewhat backward in this respect, or rather, they are slow to respond to the call of sex.  He is twenty years old.

 


 

SOME HAVE MARRIED

ALTHOUGH there are no members of Rose's Royal Midgets married at the present time a wedding is likely to occur before the close of the American tour,  for Hansi Herman.

 


 

 

 

 

NO MIDGET LAND ANYWHERE

SOME people imagine that there is a spot in Europe where midgets are common, where they are reared.  This is not the case.  The little people come from cities and towns scattered far and wide over their respective native lands.  There are agents in Europe who organize them into troupes, but the contracts entered into by the agents, the parents and the midgets are supervised by the governments, so that all are protected, especially the midgets, who always remain minors under the law in all European countries.  There are midgets in America, of course, but hardly any of them are artists, for those before the public are almost all in circus sideshows for exhibition purposes only.  In Europe, midgets are carefully trained in the stage are, and the Rose Royal Midgets appear before the public as actors and actresses of standing and ability gained through experience in pleasing the public in almost all the countries of the globe.

 

To know midgets well is to love them, for they are tiny apostles of the gospel of good will.  They are not temperamental.  They meet all the world with a smile, and it is a perverted adult, indeed, who would trick such a lovable band of tiny ladies and gentleman, "living dolls," who believe all the world as good as you and I would have it to smooth the paths of innocent little children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Proprietor of Rose's Midgets

 

who gathered this wonderful, biggest, greatest and perfect formed Midget Show of Artists in Europe and brought them to the United States, where they have made the biggest success of any Midget Show and Company of Lilliputians ever seen in this country.  Each and every one a great performer.

 


 

The Master Musical Surprise of the Season

 

ROSE'S LILLIPUTIANS

 

Royal 25 Midgets, Inc.

 

The Greatest Midget Show in the World

 

In a $50,000 Production

 

Staged and Produced by VICTOR HYDE

 




 

 

A - OPENING -The Parisian Mannequins....................... Entire Company

B-THE EUROPEAN SOUBRETTE...................................... Miss Hansi

C-XYLOPHONE MARVEL  .............................................  Mr. Herman

D-PRIMROSE and WEST MINSTRELS ....................  As We Old Folks

        Knew It .........................................................  By Entire Company

    1. Miss Joan in Songs

    2. Dixie Turner as Eddie Leonard.

    3. Friedel-Cutest and Greatest Midget on the Stage.

    4. Our Own Prince Pani-Everybody's Pal.

E-JUGGLING-Imitating W. C. Fields  ..................................  Mr. Arthur

F-OLD FARMER JONES AND HIS SAW  .............................  Mr. Paul

G-THOSE BABY DAYS  ............................  Miss Hansi and Her Babies

H-ROLLING GLOBE  .......................................................  Miss Ilonka

I-GALLAGHER and SHEAN  .....................................  Paul and Adolph

J-JACK NORWORTH and NORA BAYES  .................. Kurt and Friedel

K-IN SUNNY SPAIN  ................................................  Entire Company

L-DIXIES' FAVORITE SON  ...........................................  Ivan Turner

M-VIOLIN SOLO  ................................................................... ?   ?   ?

N-OLD TIME SONG and DANCE  ............................  Henry and Bruno

O-SEE THEM MIDGETS STEP THE CHARLESTON ---------------Good

 

Night-Come Again  .................................. Entire Company

 

Costumes by Vanity Fair Co., New York City

 

 


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