Panama Hattie - Reception

Reception

Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times wrote that "By hiring a trio of knockabout comedians, Mr. De Sylva has given it all the advantages of a burlesque show...Everything is noisy, funny and in order." Merman "rolls though it with the greatest gusto, giving it a shake and a gleam and plenty of syncopation...The Merman hangs bangles on any song that comes her way."

"'Panama Hattie' was a typical example of turning a routine musical comedy into entertainment gold. Without her there was no show, and the musical has rarely been heard of since."

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