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Figure J. H. CAMERON ENTERTAINER Address: 259 Spadina Ave. Toronto Canada PHONE COLLEGE 149 PRESS COMMENTS TORONTO GLOBE. He is not only a rare humorist and a good vocalist, but a fine elocutionist. LONDON FREE PRESS. Was the lion of the evening. DETROIT NEWS. A prince of story tellers and a clever humorous vocalist. MAIL AND EMPIRE, TORONTO. The most refined and delightful of entertainers. THE REPORTER, KINCARDINE. A prince among entertainers. MONTREAL WITNESS. He was extremely good in his particular line. COURIER, BUFFALO, N.Y. He has a voice of exceptionally pleasing quality, and as an entertainer is a great success. WELLAND TELEGRAPH. His work is bright, refined and finished to the last touch. OWEN SOUND TIMES. The most humorous skits and songs being run in with some of the finest dramatic selections ever heard here. TAVISTOCK GAZETTE. He is an artist, and does not depend on costume or make-up to delight an audience. TORONTO GLOBE. Had two program numbers and was recalled nine times. BELLEVILLE DAILY ONTARIO. At the top of his profession as a public entertainer. DUNDAS BANNER. He is the prince of entertainers, and was away beyond anything ever heard here. HALIFAX RECORDER, N.S. He is an artist of high merit. MOUNT FOREST REPRESENTATIVE. His humor was irresistible, and his elocution powerful and finished. LUCKNOW SENTINEL. Cameron, the king of Canadian entertainers, was better than ever. STRATHROY AGE. As an entertainer he is undoubtedly the best in his class to-day, and cannot but please his audience. MAIL AND EMPIRE, TORONTO. His humor is of the artistic kind, that distinguishes him from the average concert comedian and marks the truest art. NEWMARKET ERA. As an all-round entertainer he is the best that has ever appeared before a Newmarket audience. STRATFORD HERALD. As an interpreter of Scotch humor he is hard to beat. DAILY COLONIST, VICTORIA, B.C. His appearance on the stage was the signal for prolonged laughter. ST. THOMAS JOURNAL. Takes the audience by storm from the start, and has the faculty of keeping them in good humor throughout the entire evening. SAULT STE. MARIE EVENING NEWS. Mr. J. H. Cameron stands in a class by himself, and is known throughout the Dominion as the best entertainer on the Canadian stage to-day. Upon this, his second appearance at the Soo, he received a royal reception. (High School Concert.) DURHAM CHRONICLE. Few entertainers have a more graceful stage appearance and fewer still can furnish such a variety as Mr. Cameron. SCOTTISH AMERICAN, N.Y. CITY. The Scots' Association of Baltimore, Md., celebrated with a very fine entertainment in St. Andrew's Hall, on Saturday night, when there was a crowded attendance. The Association was fortunate in securing Mr. J. H. Cameron, of Toronto, who as an entertainer is in the first rank. VICTORIA DAILY TIMES, VICTORIA, B.C. His recitations and songs were received with unbounded delight. He is the best reciter that has ever visited Victoria. ST. MARY'S ARGUS. Was better than ever, and gave the most laughable songs, recitations and stories that have ever been heard in St. Mary's. COLLINGWOOD NEWS. As a humorist he possesses the skill of an artist rather than the rollicking of a comedian, and as an entertainer surpassed any who has ever visited our town. STRATHROY DESPATCH. That Mr. Cameron's popularity is increased with each successive visit was evidenced by the reception tendered him. Strathroy has a warm spot for Cameron. TORONTO GLOBE. Mr. J. H. Cameron is one of the most refined and capable entertainers on the continent. He is gifted with magnetism, has a good stage presence and voice, also the ability to recite, sing humorous songs and tell funny stories in a most artistic manner. SARNIA POST. He is an artist in the A1 class, and kept the audience delighted. He was down on the program for five appearances, but responded to fifteen encores. (Collegiate Institute Concert). GALT REPORTER. Mr. Cameron is a born entertainer. It comes as natural for J. H. Cameron to be humorous in a real unstrained way as it is easy for water to run down hill. As a monologist his work is incomparable. As a character delineator and dialect entertainer, there is no other entertainer on the Canadian stage to-day who is his peer. Galt people will gladly welcome the re-appearance of J. H. Cameron. THE SCOTTISH CANADIAN. One has to see and hear this prince of entertainers to fully estimate his powers. His humor is irresistible and his facial expressions inimitable. His dramatic selections touched all the finer feelings of the human heart. He is a gentleman, and his work is clean. CHATHAM EVENING BANNER. If there is one man above all others who is always welcome in this city it is J. H. Cameron, of Toronto. It was only last spring that he was here, and yet he is received with great enthusiasm on his second appearance within eight months. He is a famous entertainer, and his arrangements are most clever. BERLIN NEWS-RECORD. The inimitable J. H. Cameron threw out great big bouquets of merriment and laughter. He tabooes the boisterous, and his fine delicacy of quiet humor, his wide range of monologue and strong descriptive powers, place Mr. Cameron in the forefront of entertainers. GUELPH MERCURY. The humorist of the evening was J. H. Cameron, and he proved, as usual, a prince among entertainers. He has a humorous twinkle in his eye that is irresistible, and a droll way of speaking that appeals to the humor of the audience. Cameron does not rely on any grotesque make-up to make his listeners laugh, but simply on his power of presenting the ludicrous side of things to his audiences. THE TRIBUNE, DESERONTO. To speak of J. H. Cameron requires a versatile pen, for never was there a man more versatile than this same Cameron. Selections from Barrie, whose rich humor is irresistible, or the dramatic lines of Burns' masterpiece, A Man's a Man for a' That, fall from his lips with equal facility. Whether it is a burr-tongued Scot or a limping, halt old man, is one to Cameron. (Scotch Concert.) THE NEWS, SAGINAW, MICH. J. H. Cameron, an entertainer of quaint manner and versatile talent, easily established himself a favorite with his audience. He was accorded numerous encores, and uncorked a selection of stories, jokes and songs that fairly kept the house convulsed. Mr. Cameron has an agile tongue and not the slightest difficulty in flavoring his tales of old world people with the true Scottish burr, while his command of the delightfully perplexing idiom of the Highlander is good enough to be native. STRATHROY AGE. Mr. Cameron is the prince of entertainers and a whole host in himself. He captivated his audience from the very first and was called upon to appear again and again. He has been here on several occasions, but the ovation that greeted him Friday evening was the greatest yet. (Collegiate Institute Concert.) NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW. Mr. Cameron is different from the other fellow. He is equally at home, and is equally pleasing to his audience, whether he is singing a humorous song, telling side-splitting stories, or giving a strong dramatic recitation. EVENING NEWS, BUFFALO, N.Y. The star attraction at the Buffalo St. Andrew's Society Concert was Mr. J. H. Cameron, and he gallantly filled the bill. Mr. Cameron needs not praise for his encouragement, but deserves it. He has a rare fund of humor and an unquestioned ability as a story teller. His dialects are cleverly sustained. His wit is spontaneous, and he has the rare ability to put in a story that just touches the point with the audience. In Ain't it Funny What a Difference a Few Hours Make? he was as good as Hitchcock, who made the song famous, while he gave his hearers abundant thrills of patriotic fervor when he recited a dramatic selection. In response to frequent encores Mr. Cameron told stories or sang songs, just as the humor seized him, and he always left his audience asking for more. THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. One of the largest audiences ever gathered beneath the roof of the Soo Opera House enjoyed an unusual treat last night when J. H. Cameron filled in for two hours, taking his own part on the program, as well as that of other artists who missed connections at Mackinaw City and did not arrive in the Soo until 11 o'clock. Few artists could have performed so difficult a task so successfully as did Mr. Cameron. Although he appeared alone, assisted only by an accompanist, there were no long waits between the numbers, and the astonishing variety of his selections relieved the program of even the faintest suspicion of monotony. Mr. Cameron's accomplishments are many. His comic songs kept the audience in a roar of laughter, and his skits, recitations and stories, which ranged from grave to gay and from the pathetic to the sublime, furnished the necessary variety. GUELPH HERALD. With Madam Albani and her English Concert Company. Mr. J. H. Cameron appeared as an extra attraction with Madam Albani and her company. The entertainer, as Mr. Cameron is called, amply justified the title he has chosen. His style is distinctly good, and far above the 'character comic.' His selections were good, his elocution excellent, and his humorous songs just what is wanted in his particular line. WHEN the public entertainer (with an insight into human character and the imaginative power to reproduce it) strikes some common theme of our universal life, we flash back to him our approving smile; he shows ourselves to ourselves as others see us; proves himself at once discoverer and creator, and finds his reward in the smile of public opinion. MR. CAMERON offers a repertoire of MONOLOGUES, IMPERSONATIONS, HUMOROUS SONGS, SKITS, DIALECT STORIES and DRAMATIC SKETCHES, to which he is constantly adding. LITHOS. SUPPLIED. Suitable Selections for Church Entertainments.
|Title||J. H. Cameron: entertainer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Cameron, J.H.|
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