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ALBERT PHILIP MEUB DIALECT READER AND IMPERSONATOR Figure ALBERT PHILIP MEUB Dialect Reader and Impersonator AN EVENING OF HUMOR Mr. Meub has rightly named his program An Evening of Humor. His readings are probably the most humorous of all given on the Lyceum Platform, for he is continually searching high and low for the best in humor. It is the kind of program one desires to hear—clean, wholesome and refreshing. His mastery of the Italian, Irish, Yiddish and Yankee dialects makes it easy to portray to his hearers the true meaning of the works of Daley, Dooley, Riley and others. A program by this artist will please all of your audience all of the time. Could more be asked? PRESS COMMENT Those who have had the pleasure of hearing Albert Philip Meub, Pasadena's gifted dialect reader, declare he is nothing short of a genius at this difficult art. He has fortified a natural gift along this line and is considered one of the best delineators of Italian, Yiddish, and Irish tongues in Southern California. His platform work has attracted very favorable attention and he is in frequent demand by clubs of Los Angeles and all over the Southland.— Pasadena Star-News, Pasadena, Cal. This morning's pay assembly was a big success. Nearly one thousand students attended and a fine sum was raised for the free wool fund. Albert Philip Meub, heralded as an entertainer of excellent ability and guaranteed to make even the most serious minded faculty member chuckle, surely lived up to his reputation. Beginning with three Italian readings, full of humor, and ending with a Yiddish talk on war which was a scream from start to finish, Mr. Meub completely captured his audience. He seemed to have no limitations and his comical Irish dialogues Mr. Dooley on the Bringing Up of Children, and On a Tax for Bachelors, made all weep for mirth Mr. Meub's complete absence of self consciousness coupled with his wide range of facial expression and voice control, gave him an exceptionally likeable stage presence Despite the volumes of appreciative applause and the very evident disappointment of his hearers, Mr. Meub declined to respond to encores as his time was limited. Few if any of the students will forget the special treat he gave them, and it is to be sincerely hoped that he will again appear on the platform of Pasadena High— Pasadena High School Chronicle. NEW ADDRESS: 452 NO. HILL AVE. Permanent Address 2040 Garfield Avenue Pasadena, Cal ENDORSEMENTS From Mr. B. B. Wilcox, Secretary, International Committee, Y M C. A., New York City I consider Albert Philip Meub an entertainer of the highest order. To have him on a program means both excellence and popularity. He says and does things in his own inimitable way. Hear him once and you will want to hear him again. From Mr. V. L. Duke, President, University of Redlands, Redlands, Cal. My dear Mr. Meub I am writing to express to you again my appreciation of the splendid entertainment which you gave us at our assembly last week. You gave our young people an hour of clean and wholesome humor, and I am sure that they will long remember this hour as one of the bright and helpful experiences in their college life. From Mr. Lloyd B. Austin, Assistant Secretary, Y. M. C. A., Pasadena, Cal. Hearing Albert Philip Meub has just one point in common with drinking intoxicants—it creates a craving for more. He has entertained at the Y M C. A. most royally on several occasions and our thirst increases. I have heard many entertainers who could please some of the people some of the time, and some who could please all of the people some of the time. Mr Meub is one of the very few who can be depended on to please all of the people all of the time. You will surely like him, as well as his readings. From Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher, Pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Los Angeles, Cal. Mr Albert Philip Meub is a master in dialect reading. I have heard him on various occasions with the keenest delight. He captivated the men of Temple Church and his presentation of selections by Mr. Dooley was greeted by one explosion of laughter after another until the whole audience was completely convulsed. He has a pleasing personality, is a man of excellent character and knows how to adapt himself and his selections to the occasion. I commend him most heartily. From Dr. Jeremiah M. Rhodes, Superintendent of Pasadena City Schools Mr. Meub is a reader and entertainer of more than ordinary merit. He has the charm of a quaint and open naturalness, and a direct personal appeal to his audience that makes him especially strong as an entertainer. He has also especial strength in his subtle, though not obtrusive, appreciation of the finer touches of humor, and can be depended upon to allow no dull moments to come into an hour of his 'entertainment.' From Miss Eleanor Miller, Principal of Eleanor Miller School of Expression, Pasadena, Cal. Mr Albert Philip Meub is an entertainer of unusual merit. His humor is on a high plane and his rendering artistic and pleasing. He will delight any audience with his impersonations and dialect readings and will meet all requirements as a Christian gentleman. I commend him without reservation to all who would have an hour of wholesome fun. From Dr. S. W. Cummings, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Pasadena, Cal. Dear Mr. Meub I desire to express my personal appreciation of the character sketches given by you at our Annual Philathea and Business Men's Banquet on a recent date. The enthusiastic applause and encores you received from the 250 people present was the best testimony of the way you won a place in their approval. I have seldom heard selections that were so wholesome and highly entertaining given with such naturalness and artistic finish as were your numbers on that occasion. I am sure you can hold and delight any audience in the country. It was a happy combination that Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher of the Temple Auditorium, Madam Ellen Beach Yaw, and yourself should all be on our program that evening. From Mr. Jerome O. Cross, Superintendent of City Schools, Fresno, Cal.: Mr. Albert Philip Meub is an entertainer of unusual ability. He excels especially in humorous and dialect readings. Wherever he has appeared his reception has been an enthusiastic one on the part of his audience. He is able to hold the attention of his hearers in an extraordinary manner. I can recommend him without reserve. From Mr. Walter C. Wilson, Principal of Pasadena High School. It has been my pleasure to hear Mr. Albert Philip Meub give readings to audiences of different types on several occasions and he has in every instance captured his audience, and those who have heard him before call for repetition of his former readings and receive them as appreciatively as if they were new. He can meet any situation and put over a good program. Figure Management, Innes Lyceum Bureau, Denver, Colo.
|Title||Albert Philip Meub: dialect reader and impersonator|
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|Personal Name Subject||Meub, Albert Philip|
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