Hudiakoff, A. (cover illus).
New York. Leo Feist, Inc., 1924.
Sheet Music; 12 x 9 ¼ inches, 6 pp including covers, from Balieff’s Chauve-Souris, the musical review that began its conquest of Europe and America in Russia, circa 1910, where it had begin as an adjunct of the famous Moscow Art Theatre. The somewhat grotesque cover art is by A Hudiakoff. There is a 7 ½ inch separation along the 12 inch spine and paper loss not impacting music or text on the loose insert (pp 2-3). Rear cover advertises sheet music from other New York musicals of the era. Overall good clean condition Substance of the song: A European immigrant realizes his wife is too fat when compared to American women. By the second verse she has lost weight-and perhaps rekindled her husband’s interest. The song ends in "Na!" (a toast?). Item #54100