BRADLESS TAKES FIRST IN '41 AMATEUR SHOW, APES WINDSOR, COWARD
DEAN HANFORD, COLONEL APTED, AND EARLE JUDGES
Singing, dancing, and imitations featured the amateur show given by the Yardlings yesterday evening in the Union, in which Frederick J. Bradlee carried off the first prize of $7.50.
Second prize went to a team of Arthur B. Gnaedinger, Robert Atwater, John B. Harlow, and Robert L. Wright. George F. Snell ranked third, while John H. Funk won the fourth prize which was contributed by Colonel Apted, one of the judges. The other judges were Dean Hanford and Morris Earle '38.
Announced by A. Eliot Burnham and accompanied by Sherwood Rollins, Jr., Bradlee gave first an imitation of Katherine Hepburn in a selection from "Stage Door." He followed with a dramatization of the Abdication Speech, and a scene from "Private Lives" given by Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.
Ending in a swing version of "Fair Harvard," the runner-up team gave an act as radio comedians. Harlow played the trumpet and Wright the piano, while the other two sang and trucked during the rendition of the song, inserting at one point "I could sing Boula, Boula, even sing ...." Snell's contribution was featured by a rendition of Beethoven's "Minnet in G" on the harmonica, and Funk Sang the prologue to "Pagliacci."
Quentin Roosevelt started the program off by doing a little detective work with songs, pointing out how "The Old Spinning Wheel" came from "Boula Boula," and how "Oh Mama, that Moon is Here Again" was derived from "The Volga Boatman." Lewis's "That Man Coolidge," a monologue, was given by Charles H. Stearns as the next thing on the program.
Imitations of trains were given by Paul M. Hollister, who gave all the noises on the observation ear of a train leaving Pennsylvania Station, emerging from the tunnel, and passing a freight train and crossings.