August 1919 in Washington D.C. would have been “red hot” but if you were thinking of “Jazz” than according to the advertisement that I received yesterday from "Buckey" Grimm, it was 15 degrees cooler than the street inside the Metropolitann movie house and there was a “Blues” overture and a “Jazz” score and on the screen was a “Regtime” romance” starring, you guessed it: MABEL NORMAND, in UPSTAIRS. It was directed by the musical Victor L. Schwerzinger. Mabel is a downstairs kitchen slavey who sneaks upstairs in a borrowed gown to the hotel ballroom. The bellboy who loves her is actually a rich young man who marries her. Oh, the Jazz Cinderella thanks Buckey.
Back in 2011, I post an article also from the Washington Herald dated
Looking for Mabel