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"Oh, no! I don't find Boston audiences cold! You see, I'm a Boston girl."
Thus did Sophie Tucker, blues singer de luxe, reply to a CRIMSON reporter when he interviewed her backstage at the Metropolitan Theatre yesterday.
Commenting on her approaching return to England, where she will join the case of a new play, she said:
"English audiences are far more demonstrative than American ones, for some reason. So I shan't worry over my laryngitis when I return to England."
Miss Tucker's personal appearance, so like what one is led to expect from her phonograph records, is that of cheerful, pleasant artist, who enjoys what she does.
"Of course everyone has his own tastes; some like jazz, others prefer classical music. But the majority of people today, in my opinion, are jazz mad," she said in response to a question.
When informed that her Victor records were not best-sellers in Cambridge, she remarked, with her characteristic good nature:
"Well, I haven't been recording for Victor long, and don't expect immediate success. Still, my older records were very popular, and I hope the new ones will be, too."
Some of These Days", which Miss Tucker made for the Columbia firm some time ago, has been a best seller, and is still in some demand around Harvard Square. Her other similar records have met with responsive receptions at the time of issue.
Faced with the statement that perhaps those in the show business should attempt to elevate the tastes of their audiences rather than cater to them, she replied, "You and I know better."
Miss Tucker, who is an ardent admire of England, is planning to return there shortly to take a principal part in a play by Jack Hurlburt and Paul Murray. Recently she has been making personal appearances at the showings of her talking picture, "Honky-Tonk."
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