UCLA Film & Television Archive: On The Vitaphone, Program Two;
Dooley & Sales in “Dooley's The Name” (Vitaphone #824 - 1929) 35mm, B/W, 8 min.
Billboard - Vol. 29, 1917
May 19, 1917
Colonial Theatre, NY (reviewed at Monday matinee, May 14)
(pg7) - "Dooley and Sales, planted on the last spot came on at 4:30 and scooped up the honors of the afternoon.
They worked twenty-seven minutes and kept a restless house in roars, registering one of the most tremendous
hits that the Colonial has witnessed since Christmas. Whatever the future may do for Dooley and Sales nothing
can take away from them the memory of one whale of a sweep-up on Monday, May 14, 1917."
(pg56) "Routes In Advance"... Dooley & Sales; (Palace) New York, (Brunswick) Brooklyn
Vaudeville News (pg8)
March 4, 1921
"The Twenty-first Bohemian Night program was presented at the N.V.A. February 20th.
The following acts appeared... Dooley & Sales, from the Century..."
Vaudeville: From the Honky-tonks to the Palace
by Joe Laurie, Jr., 1953 (Henrtholt & Co, NY)
"Al Jolson (Jolson, Palmer & Jolson) did the part of a bellboy in the act in white face and didn't get over until
J. Francis Dooley (Dooley & Sales), on the bill with them, suggested that Al blacken up. He did, and from
then on Al did black; no dialect just did a Northerner's idea of a Negro dialect. He didn't do bad with it."
Orpheum Theatre / NYC / Vaudeville Program / December 5, 1921