Emma Carus

May 4, 2013

Emma Carus (1879-1927), American actress, singer and dancer, returns to Broadway, New York, 1914
(photo: Friedman, Chicago, circa 1913)

‘It remained for Maggie Cline, at the Palace, to really win out as an exponent of the modern dance. Miss Cline still does her song tragedy of Mike’s unfortunate invasion of the bull ring, her ”None of Them’s Got Anything on Me,” and ”Since Mrs. McNott Has Learned the Turkey Trot.” This leads up to the Cline Tango, and the Celtic comedienne’s challenge to any masculine ”tangoist” in the audience… .
Emma Carus returned to Broadway – at the Colonial. Miss Carus sings and introduces a travesty of the much travestied turkey trot, maxixe and the up-to-the-minute terpsichorean evolutions, assisted by a young dancer, Carl Randall. None of the acrobatic twirls daunt Miss Carus, who ”hesitations” [sic] with plump nonchalance.
‘All of which leads us to the suggestion that Miss Carus might be a joy in a dancing contest with Maggie Cline.’
(The New York Dramatic Mirror, New York, Saturday, 21 January 1914, p. 22a-c)


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