Torn out of an unidentified trade newspaper, yellowed but unbowed, this clipping from a century-or-more-ago proclaims my grandfather’s ascent:
JOE LOW PRODUCTIONS
Will Furnish Acts For Shuberts’ Ad-
New York, June 6 –
Negotiations have been completed by
The Joe Low productions to furnish acts working in “one” for the Shubert Advanced Vaudeville Circuit next season. Four such acts with a cast not exceeding people each will be placed in rehearsal shortly. These acts will be used to fill in between headline turns. They will be equipped with special sets. The Low Productions concern comes from Chicago and while they have been operating in New York but a short time they have gotten the jump on most of the vaudeville proucers here in putting thru this deal with the Shuberts.