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Entered aa iceond class matter December It, 
1905. at the Poat Offlo* at New ■Torte : '"v' : ' 
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Western Vaudeville Managers' Association of Chicago Merg- 
ing With Orpheum — Main Offices- in New York — Mort 
Singer, Orpheum's Business Manager — Finn & 
Heiman Circuit Taken In — Morris Meyer- 
f eld, Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors. 

Martin Beck is president and director 
general of the Orpheum Circuit, Con- 
solidated, the title of the reorganized 
Orpheum Circuit. Mort H. Singer- Is 
tho business manager, and Morris 
Meyerfield, Jr., chairman of the Board 
of Directors. 

This information followed the is- 
suance of a formal notice sent out by 
the Orpheum Circuit Monday, an- 
nouncing the change of > title, and stat- 
ing stock will be offered for sale in 
January. The reorganization has been 
underwritten by the Central Trust Co. 
oS Chicago, and Richardson, Hill & Co. 
or Boston. The capitalization is 150,- 
000,000. Among the assets arc included 
all of the Orpheum theatre properties, 
with allied interests. In tire latter is 
th Finn & Heiman Circuit, acquired by 
the new corporation. It has about 18 
theatres In the Middle West and Is the 
main booking strength of the Vaudeville 
Managers' Association; 

The Interstate Circuit, technically 
booking through the same Chicago office 
as Finn & Heiman, and of which Karl 
Hoblltzelle is president, remains with 
the Orpheum, under the consolidation, 
with a definite booking agreement be- 
tween the two, though the Interstate 
ha*s not been purchased. 

The Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association will be merged with the 
Orpheum, and while retaining its Chi- 
cago office, will have Its headquarters 
along with the main officer of the 
Oc#heum Circuit, in the Palace theatre 
building, New York, where the Orpheum 
has been locat-i since that building was 
erected. The offices in New York and 
Chicago \wlll be linked by specially 
leased .telegraph and telephone wires. 

The successor to Mr. Singer as direc- 
toi of the association has not as yet 
been named. Mark Heiman, the active 
head of Finn & Heiman, will occupy an 
executive position in the new organiza- 
tion and also be on the Board. 

The capitalization of the reorganized 
Orpheum Circuit is looked upon as very* 
conservative, considering the properties 
turned in. From Chicago west to the 
Coast north and south, the Orpheum 
^Circuit is a Gibraltar of strength, flnan- 

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daily and theatrically. Its* expansion 
within the past 15 years has been steady 
■and continuous under the direction of 
Mr. Beck, who was general manager for 
the circuit up to the time of its re- 
organization. Mr. Meyerfield was the 
Orpheum's president since the Orpheum 
commenced operations. ••'"'.; 

The new organization will be operated 
by departments, with a head for .each. 
These will consLt of purchasing, book- 
ing, building, Insurance and legal de- 

Mr. Beck, when requested to give ' 
some details of his new company aa It 
affected vaudeville (with which the 
Orpheum exclusively deals) said: 

"The reorganization strengthens vau- 
deville, for the B. F. Keith interests and 
ourselves. It will afford us the oppor- 
tunity to do all possible for the artists 
and derive every benefit that may be 
gained by both of us for our theatres, 
artists and employes." 

Mr. Beck remarked that Orpheum's 
employes were to receive first considera- 
tion and intimated the insurance de- 
partment had been created with this In 

Although the Orpheum's headquarters 
remain at the Palace building, the 
Orpheum is wholly distinct from the 
Keith Circuit, with no direct connection 
other than an agreement over territory 
each shall book, the country being mar- 
ginally divided between them, with 
Keith East and the Orpheum West 

Previous reports that the proposed 
reorganization of the Orpheum was 
for the purpose of extending the circuit 
through new theatres of large capacity 
that will give the Orpheum two houses 
in many cities, were verified by Mr. 
Beck. The Orpheum Is building or in- 
tends to build. 1 Los Angeles, San Fran- 
cisco, Minneapolis, Memphis and Kan- 
sas City It already has a second house 
in several Orpheum towns. In the second 
house of each what Is known as "The 
State-Lake policy" is played. The State- 
Lake theatre of Chicago last spring 
opened with a policy of big time vaude- 
ville at popular prices and has been a 
tremendous success in that city, without 
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Springfield, Mass.. Dec. 3. 

"Let the public be Its own censor," la 
the gist of Chief of Police W. J. Quilts 's 
report, who has just finished * two 
weeks' probe into the theatrical condi- 
tions in this city, at the request of 
Mayor Arthur A. Adams. The investiga- 
tion was made In answer to a petition 
from the Christian Endeavor and Cp- 
worth League, complaining of alleged 
-■conditions and asking that a censorship 
of all city theatres be established. 

Chief Quilty in bis report said: 

"I find that the theatres in this city 
are conducted in a proper manner. The 
managers are co-operating with the po- 
lice to see that nothing objectionable Is 
witnessed, and I am ame nothing 
will be. 

"The department will continue to ex- 
ercise supervision over the playhouses, 
but not by way of censorship, and Ig- 
noring the point of the religious societies 
that the public is not competent to cen- 
sor what it shall see." 




Sybil Vane has been sued for $3,000 
by Daniel Mayer, agent, according to 
papers filed in the County Clerk's office, 

Mayer asks for an accounting under 
an agreement dated .Jan. 3. 1918. which 
provided he was to receive 10 per cent, 
of Miss Vane's earnings as a concert 
singer and 25 per cent, of her earnings 
as a picture actress. 

Miss Vane has been appearing in 
vaudeville of late. 

Mayer was formerly an English the- 
atrical agent coming over here during 
the war. 


Michael Fokine, Russian dance expo- 
nent and director of Russian ballets, will 
make his first American stage appear- 
ance Deo.. 30 at the Manhattan with his 
wife. Vera Fokine, equally noted as a 
Russian danseuse. 

They will offer a program of dances, 
and wHUaspear under the management 
of Morris Gest who brought Fokine 
here to stage the dances for "Aphro- 

Tickets for the opening performance 
will be $7 each, running second in scale 
only to the "Aphrodite" premiere. The 
Fokines will probably be sent on tour 
by Mr. Geet 



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Marcus Loew has returned East, leav- 
ing behind him a smell of millions and 
a burning odor of activity such as Is 
unique In the.c waylaid parts, 

Hitherto unpublished developments 
unveiled this week In reference to'jthV ,;■' 
Loew enterprises. Include: . • •..> -\[ /< >'v 

Loew. besides ' the . Ackerman-Harrls 
circuit merger, has purchased a central " 
site In St Louis for a new house to seaV 7 i 
£200: he will break ground in In«:-;.v' 
dlanapolls, in March, for a new house, ' 
within a stone's throw of Keith's, ts '-> 
seat 3,600: In Memphis he la building 
two houses simultaneously. "i^;;;! 

Loew is right now building, or pre- 
paring to build on sites already pur- 
chased and paid for, 19 theatres. 

Loew signed a 25-year booking con- 
tract with Saze Brothers to book their 
Miller Theatre, Milwaukee, first offering " ;""' 
to buy outright. v .. 

Loew will offer before next season be- 
gins a consecutive and unbroken route 
of at least 60 weeks, with 18 weeks la 
New York and a "figure 8" tour from ". 
New York south, then westerly inttV 
Chicago, then north to the coast south, 
then east to Texas, up through Chicago 
again, continuing northeast to Montreal, 
south back Into New York. 

Speaking of the Loew proposition 
Aaron J. Jones said. .. w 

"Marcus Loew has so much money that 
h« can do anything he wants. With 
4,000,000 shares, selling at more than tat 
per share, be is holding J, 300,000 In tht 
treasury, idle. Figure it out He Has 
probably 170.000,000 in -ash available. c ; 

"He proposes to standardize tht. Loew 
type and brand of vaudeville until every 
community' that can support one will'' 

have a Loew theatre. • , 

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Chicago, Dec. 8. : 

The Chicago "Tribune" has out all 

Sunday advertising space to 60 lines 

(less thai. SV4 inches single column), 

because of the paper shortage. . 

The paper recently announced that It 
was turning down thousands of dollars 
In advertising, sometimes as much as 
$5,000 a day. 


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Plans have been drawn by H. E, 
Krapp, the architect, for two new thea- 
tres to be built by the Shuberts. The 
one Is to be located on 49th 
street on the north side just west of 
Broadway and is to cost $500,000. The 
other, a $300,000 house, is to be built in 
Boston, the location not being given. 

Altoona, Deo. S. 

The Mlshler closed Saturday ( Nov., 28) 
as a legitimate house, and in future will 
show pictures. It was the only legiti- 
mate house in the city. 

All the December bookings, Including 
Christmas, have been cancelled. 




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Ueon Errol Arriving. 

London. Dec. 3. 
Leon Errol sailed for New York Nov. 
27 on the Lapland. 

With the Al Jolson show headed for 
Brooklyn at the Crescent Christmas; • 
week, for the first time in the history! 
of that town it is going to have a $3 




London, Deo. S. 
Gordon Ash and Era Leonard Boyne 
■all for New York Dec. 6 under con- 
tract to George Broadhurst. 

The Sisters Miller sailed last week 
on the Megan tic. - 

C. J. Alexander sails on the Lapland 
Dee. 29. 

Violent Meeting Held at Glober-Chairman Taken Home in 

State of Collapse— Only Two Advantages Secured by 

Negotiations — Great Reforms Fail to Materialize — > 

Strike Necessary, but Funds Lacking. 



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London, Dec. 3. 

The British actors, at the meeting of 
their association at the Globe Nov. 30. 
(ejected the standard contract until It 
could be submitted to the vote of the 
entire membership. Indications are it 
will then definitely be rejected. 

The meeting was marked by angry 
scenes. Chairman Sidney Valentine col- 
lapsed and had to be taken home by 

:. Violent denunciations followed the 
publication of the contract agreed upon 
in meetings between representatives of 
the association and of the touring man- 
agers. The draft resulting from these 
negotiations aroused a storm of protest 
from the provincials, mainly because 
there were no stipulations providing for 
payment for the first two weeks of re- 

The London contract provides for 
payment for all rehearsals. 

The provincial chorus minimum was 
set at fifty shillings weekly. The Lon- 
don minimum is sixty shillings weekly. 
One week of idleness is also permitted 
in any ten-week tour. 

The power of the council of the as- 
sociation to ratif* any contract before 
it is submitted to the members was chal- 
lenged at the Globe meeting. 

The new Btandard contract provides. 
In place of the wholesale reforms' prom- 
ised, only two .advantages. By the 
terms of it, managers must pay for the 
women's clothes and one-seventh extra 
salaries for all matinees save one. 

Now that the standard contract seems 
sure to be rejected, only extreme meas- 
ures will force better terms, but the 
profession is not well enough organized 
nor has it the money to make a strike 




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London, Dec. 3. 

The success of "The Bird of Paridise" 
which is running at the Lyrio to capa- 
city, has decided Richard Walton Tully 
to put on a number two company for 
the provinces. The American producer 
is at present in France but will return 
soon to send out the road company. 

The "Bird" is so big a bit that it is 
figured to remain in London for two 
years or more. Lynn Harding and 
Dorothy Dlx appearing in the lead- 
ing roles. 


London. Dec. 3. 

Before renewing the Pavilion license, 
the committee closely questioned the 
applicant about Charles B. Cochran's 
production of "Afgar." and the Rev. 
J. S. Ledgett said that future per- 
formances would be closely watched. 

Alice Delyela, the featured player, has 
already coi.. plained that her gowns have 
been so curtailed it seriously Interfered 
with the value of her performance. 


London, Dec. 3. 
The story is just about spreading 
. around here of what happened to Carl 
Randall, the American, when he first 
reached Paris to take part in the Jac- 
ques Charles Revue at the Casino, then 
going, in rehearsal. 

Upon Randall's arrival, to express 
their cordiality to the American duncer, 
he was invited to a banquet in his honor. 

Nctorious in New York as a near-tee- ' 
totaler from reports, Mr. Randall could 
not resist the innocent looking red wine 
starred at the spread. After a couple of 
glasses, Randall commenced informing 
the Frenchmen what he thought of 
Americans. The Frenchmen were de- 
lighted with bis opinion of the folks at 
home. Following the next two glasses, 
Randall switched off to what he thought 
of Frenchmen. It almost broke up the 
party. - 

The next day, however, Mr. Randall 
called around on the bunch and 
squared himself, declaring that hence- 
forth -he is with the Prohibits. 

London, Dec. S. 

The recent purchase of control of the 
Variety Controlling Circuit by Charles 
Gulliver has not yet affected the former 
manner of conducting the newly ac- 
quired tour other than a more closely 
knit combination booking. 

The deal is understood to have been 
financed for Gulliver through the Na- 
tional Provincial Bank of England. 

London, Dec. 3. 

Martin Harvey has been compelled to 
postpone the production of "King Ar- 
thur" by Laurence Binyoh at Covent 
Garden, owing to Robert Loralne being 
unfit to play Launcelot. 

Instead, Harvey will begin an eight-, 
week season of revivals. These will In- 
clude "The Only Way." 

Loralne will produce "Arms and the 
Man" at the Duke of York's for eight 
weeks Dec. 8. 

"The Girl for the Boy" finishes at the 
Duke of York's Dec. 6. 


London, Dec. 3. 
Marie Nordstrom returned to. the bill 
at the Coliseum Monday and was given 
headline prominence. 


Since I have decided to Imprint my .nitidis 
upon all hosiery suspenders, given Away as 
souvenirs, as announced last Wftk, the key- 
hole of my boudoir door Is being used as a 
periscope by some of the girlie? who wish to 
see whether 1 am sending out new garters or 
discarded ones 

One fortunate thilje the ltoyholes In this 
country are a little dlffwnt than those in' 
America. Oyer here bashful youths are pro- 
tected against these little tricks of their ad- 
mirers, as they hav? a sh'eld on the Inside 
of the d->or. which can l>» lot «U \vn. covering 
the lipvhole. This la fortunate for all con- 
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Paris, Nov. 24. 
The month's engagement of Van 
Hoven at the Alhambra has been a suc- 
cess, and his patter, half English, half 
French, caused huge amusement The 
style is new for Parisians, and his pres- 
tlgltation, with three kids from the au- 
dience, as assistants, went extremely 
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A revue by Rip and Regis Gignoux 
will he seen at the fashionable little 
Capucines this season. It will be in two 
acts and probably follow Berthez's pres- 
ent show. ■'-„ 

Re'gnard's "Le Legatalre 'Universel" 
will be revived at the Odeon, by Paul 
Gavault, with Mmes. Mag, Andre, Cail- 
lol, Bersange, Messrs. Berlin, Coste and 

Paris, Dec. 3. 
The Spanish drama, "Maria del Car- 
men," by Feliu y Codina, now being 
presented at the Theatre Antoine here 
under the title of "Aux Jardins de 
Murcle," has been secured by Bert 
Howell for London, and will be offered 
for New York at the same time. The 
play is having a .successful run in Paris. 

London, Dec. 3. 

Owing to its big success here, two 
companies are. being organized now to 
present in the provinces William A 
Brady's production of "Little "Women." 

Jessie Bonstelle staged the piece for 
Mr. Brady over here and it opened re- 
cently in Manchester. r 

London, Dec. .8. 

Sir Oswald Stoll. is floating a new 
company to build theatres. He proposes 
to erect a $2,000, COO theatre in Liverpool 
and also two new theatres in Brighton, 
one for vaudeville. 

The latter will seat 2,500 people and 
have roof gardens, a restaurant, buffets, 
two dining halls and a grillroom. It 
will cover the site now occupied by four 
hotels and many business premises. 


Paris Nov. 16. 
Owing to a break-down at the electric 
power .station supplying a large part of 
Paris, several establishments were de- 
prived of current on Friday night, Nov. 
14, and were unable t,o open. Money 
for seats Looked in advance had to be 
returned. The Alhambra was among the 


Paris, Dec. 3. 
The mlmodrama by A. P. Antoine and 
Mazime Lery, with music by Michel M. 
Levy, taken from a Chinese legend. "The 
Golden Leaves," (Les Feuilles d'Or) 
which is to be produced first in Eng- 
land, Will have locally the title of "Le 

English Agents Obtain Two Plays. 

Thomas Dawe, of Edelsten, Murray & 
Dawe, English agents, who arrived here 
last week, has booked passage to return 
on the Imperater, Dec. 10. 

Ernest Edelsten. his partner, sailed 
Saturday after booking < a number of 
vaudeville acts and making arrange- 
ments to produce in England two pieces 
being done here by Walter Hast. They 
are "The Wise Child" and "Let Tommy 
Do IL" 

London, Dec. ft. 
The new revue to be produced by Sir 
Alfred Butt and Albert de Courville la 

conjunction, is to be called "Whirligig.** 
and will open at the Palace Dec. 32. 
There will be 22 principals, the cast in- 
cluding Don Barclay and Emma Tren- 

That these producers are working to- 
gether has caused as much interest here, 
in view of their past relations, as if the 
Shuberts and Zlegfeld agreed to pro- 
duce together In New York. 


London, Dec. 3. 
The next production, to be made by 
Grossmith & Laurillard will be an adap- 
tation of the French revue, "Aladdin," 

George Grossmith and Leslie Hensop 
will make the adaptation. 

London, Dec. 3. 

The Bedford license was opposed but . 
ultimately granted, -subject to trans- 
ference to a reputable nominee by the 
end of January. 

Marshall Hall. K. C, said he believed 
the nominee would be Charles Gulliver. 

London, Dec. 3. 

The Lord Chamberlain has licensed 
"Dear Little Devil," by Peggy Prim- 
rose, for its production week at Brigh- 
ton, but the title must be changed fox 

London, Dec. 3. 

Refreshments at the theatres, musio 
halls and kinemas now are Included un- 
der the profiteering act. 


London, Dec. 3. 
William Campbell Maxwell and Rob- 
ert E bourne, bogus variety agents, were 
convicted of obtaining money under 
false pretenses at the Asizes, Nov. 24. 

Mazwell got four years' penal servi- 
ture and Ebourrte a year at bard labor. 

London, Dec. 3. 
Charles Gulliver will produce the 
"Trojan Woman" of Euripides at the 
Holborn Empire for a series of matinees 
Dec. 10. 

London, Dec. 3. 
Charles B. Cochran proposes to sail 
for New York Dec. 14. On his return 
he will produce Sacha Guitry's "De- 
bereau," with Seymour Hicks as PierroL 

Huntley Wright in ''"Kiss-Call." 

' London, Dec. 3. ' 

Huntley Wright will follow Stanley 

Lupino in "The Kiss Call." This will be 

his first appearance since the outbreak 

of the war. 


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Fuel Only for Essentia! Purposes Ordered by Dr. Gar field- 
Advertising Signs First Hit — Kansas City Houses Shut 
Up— Same Condition Possible in Chicago — Man- 
agers Here Meet to. Discuss Situation. 

" Washington, Dy C Dec. 3. 

War- time restrictions oh the- use of 
coal In this country, but actually more 
stringent than were applied during the 
duration of the war, were ordered here 
Monday. Reports from all over the 
country of diminishing reserves and the 
possibility of acute distress in some 
cases caused this actlom 

The Regional Directors of Railroads 
the country over have been given the 
authority to act in their territories as 
administrators of fuel and light Dr. 
Garfield, the Fuel Administrator of the 
country, announced It was necessary 
that coal should be used only for essen- 
tial purposes and that public utilities 
turnlshlng light, heat and power to non- 
essential Industries should cease do- 
ing so. 

Advertising signs were the first hit. 
Mo coal will be furnished for this pur- 

' The Eastern regional director stated 
on Wednesday that there was little 
chance of interference with the thea- 
tres in New York. The difficulty was 
the shortage of soft coal and as only 
the Edison plants in this city are using 
that fuel the 'lighting question would,, 
be the most serious one. This it was ' 
believed would be handled, however, by 
the cutting oft of the electric advertis- 
ing signs. 

All of the theatres are using hard 
coal for their heating and all are well 
supplied with fuel. 

There was a meeting of the Theatrical 
Producing Managers called on Tuesday 
to discuss the fuel situation and a com- 
mittee, of which William A. Brady Is 
the head, was appointed to call on the 
Eastern Regional Director of Railroads, 
A. T. Hardin, to discuss the situation 
with him. 

The Mew York managers stated that 
they had sufficient coal on hand to heat 
their bouses for the balance of the win- 
ter! season. They had been' warned of 
the situation during the twp years past 
and. laid in their supplies during the 
summer. • 

Sam H. Harris, speaking for the asso- 
ciation, said that the managers were 
ready to co-operate with the government 
In every way and would be 'ready to 
turn off their signs without any order 
from the Regional Director, providing it 
wguld be of any help In the present 
situation. , ... 

Many fear that a Ughtless Broadway 
will naturally affect business, but figure 
that if a closing-down period must 
come it could not be at a better time 
than Just before Christmas. 

It was reported in New York that the 
theatres In Chicago were expected to be 
ordered closed at any moment, fn Kan- 
sas City and St. Louis the closing orders 
have already been issued. In the former 
town the Mltzl Hajos show was per- 
mitted to open on Sunday night, but 
closing orders were Issued on Mon- 
day and the performance was not given. 
On Tuesday there was some chance 
early In the day that a reopening might 
be permitted, but this was killed late in 
the afternoon by a telegram announcing 
that the town would have to remain 
In the case of these layoffs due to 
4 orders issued by the ' government the 
members , of the company will not be 
able to collect salaries under their con- 
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The I. A. T. S. E. headquarters in New 
York were advised by their Chicago 

local on Tuesday that a closing of the 
theatres in that city was imminent. 
From . the South word was received 
that the Regional Director had placed 
in force a schedule of hours under which 
the theatres could operate. The order 
permits the theatres to operate from 1 
p. m. until 10:30 p. m. 

Chicago, Dec. 8. 
The Regional Fuel Committee ordered 
all of the theatres here closed, but the 
managers managed to obtain a com- 
promise providing that the picture 
houses would cut all matlnoe perform- 
ances and darken all electric light signs. 
Levy Mayer, attorney for managers, 
threatened that if the houses were 
closed he would take steps to fore the" 
closing; of every Jewelry store, candy 
store, cigar store and every shop except 
those where essentials were sold 

Des Moines, Dec. 8. 
All the theatres here were ordered 
to close on Sunday, but those that had 
coal in their bins were permitted to re- 
open Monday and they can run as long 
as their supply lasts. The majority of 
houses will remain open all week. Many 
schools and factories, as well as places 
of business are closed. Other Iowa 
cities are in a like situation. 


-• Paris, "Dec. 3. 

Volterra- produced Jacques Charles' 
revue "Paris Quel Chance" successfully 
Nov. 29. splendidly mounted. Semi- 
nudity prevails. 

Maurice Chevalier and Mistlnguett 
are good: Dorvllle and Drean amusing, 
the comedy being mediocre. Carl Ran- 
dall's dancing was applauded. Dherlys 
is pretty, particularly as Aphrodite. 

There 4s a magic piano scene where 
the title roles from grand opera emerge 
from the Instrument. A Dutch scene, 
"Tulip Time - ," ia attractive. . „ . 

Louis Hlller arranged the music ap- 
propriately, including Dave Stamper 
Gene Buck, Irving Berlin and his own 
compositions, while Randall put on the 

New Orleans, Dec. 3. 

The Regional Director has Issued per-, 
mission for all theatres to employ light 
and heat only during the hours from 
1 p. m, to 10:30 p. m. This effects -all 
of the Southern States east of the Mis- 
sissippi* River. The jrder went into ef- 
fect Monday, causing all the theatres in 
this section to start their night shows 
earlier so that the performances would 
be over at the time designated. 

The Tutane theatre manager here bas 
changed his curtain-raising time to 8 
o'clock and the vaudeville theatres are 
leaving their picture* until the end of 
the performance so as to* be sure that 
their patrons are out by 10:30 and so 
as not to disturb the vaudeville section. 
Ughtless nights have been proclaimed. 
The stringent orders have been put into 
effect because of the shortage of coal in 
the Southern States. Cabarets have been 
practically put out of business and res- 
taurants are only allowed to use hall 
their usual quota of lights. No date for 
the lifting of the ban bas been given. 

Kansas City, Deo. t. 

An order issued by the Fuel Admlnii- 
tratlon early last week, following con- 
ferences with the Chamber of jmmcrc* 
is Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, 
Kan., automatically closed, through the 
Issuance of this order, every theatre. 
The order affected all clubs, lodge halls 
and publio gathering places. 

The law went into effect last Sunday. 

The coal shortage as it affects Kaa- 
sas City was explained by railroad offi- 
cials in New York and was due, it was 
■aid, through the sheer inability of ex- 
pressing the anthracite product mined 
in the territories of .ha Alleghany, aad 
conveyed also from Baltimore, through 
Pennsylvania and over the Jersey Cen- 

Even though the nation's coal bin is 
diminished about 40 per cent, less than 
the normal output, the situation in the. 
East and its ultimate effect on theatres 
here Is one that does not Livor of abso- 
lute optimism. 

A committee consisting of William El- 


Paris, Dec 3. 

The police closed all dancing estab- 
lishments for three days, alleging a 
coal crisis, but authorized their re- 
opening NOV. 29. 

The authorities have ordered ail, 
places of amusement, including cafes 
and restaurants, closed at 11.30 P. HI, 
until the crisis baa passed. : , 


i Paris, Dec 8. 

Some interest was shown i ' the pro- 
duction of "Monsieur Dassouey," a play 
by George Ban- (of the Comdle Fran- 
calse) which Paul Gavault presented 
Nov. 80 at the classical Odeon. 

"Mr. Dassouey" was well received. ■ It 
is based on the early adventures of 
Mollere's troupe In the middle of the 
seventeenth century, Dassouey being 
a musician with the company and de- 
voted admirer, accepting- imprisonment 
instead of Moliere. 

Unhandsome, but trustful, like Cyrano, 
Dassouey loves* Mollere's mistress, Made- 
line Bejart, but hlCes his feelings, fos- 
tering Bejart's fidelity towards Moliere, 
though Moliere himself is notably un- 
faithful, finally confessing his love but 
respecting the* friendship of Moliere. 


Paris, Dec. 8. 

Sacha Gultry's comedy, "Beranger," 
concerning the life of- the French song 
writer, is due at thtf Porte at. Martin 
in February. >Sacha will inaugurate his 
management of the Theatre Mathurln 
about Dec 15, presenting Henri Guver- 
nols' new play with Tarlde and Legamo, 
Mesdames Temperly and Lucine Gottcs. 


San Francisco, Dec 8. 
Malinij a magician, appeared for three 
nights last week in the ballroom of the 
Hotel St. Francis, charging ah admis- 
sion of 1 3. Few paid It. 


"LondonJ Dec. 8. 
"The Dear Little Lady" proves to be 
the usual farce, but has the merit of 
being short ■ , ■ • 

Peggy Primrose scored and the play 
wti.i well received. 


Paris. Pec 8. 
Charles B. Cochran is producing an 
English version of Sacha Gultry's com- 
edy, "Deburcau," in London nexi. March, 
after which It will be presented in New vl 
York by David Belasco. 

. . Paris, Dec, "8. 

Albert deCourville will open the Follea 
Marlgny with vaudeville Dec 8. 

The Mogodor Palace opens vrtth pic- ' 
tures Dec. 2. V •' > : Ai'i r '. : -j£ 


London, Dec. 8. 
John Michael Hengler is dead at 90 
years of age. He was the last survivor 
of the founders of Hengler's Circus. 


London, Dec 3. 
Stella Marvyn Campbell will be 
Robert Loralne's leading lady at the - 
Duke of York'tf :'- r m 'd 

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London, Dec 8. , 
"Eastward Ho" closes at the Alham- j 
bra Dec 13 and will be followed' by a 
month's run of the picture, "Tarzan of 
the Apes.". • . ^/v^v'i \> 

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■•: Paris, Dec J./ 
, A revue with Reglne Flory was. pro- 
duced at the Cigale Nov 26 and was 
fairly received* ,....-. .,■ £■ 

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:■ London, Dec 8. • _'/; 

Mme. Haru Onukl, prima donna from 

New York, made her English debut as 

an act at the Coliseum, Deo, 1, ; ^t- ; .; 

■She -lias been billed here as from the 

Metropolitan Opera House, New York. 

Russians coldly treated. 

London, Deo. 8. 
A troupe of Russian entertainer,* 
opened at Queen's Hall Dec. I. and met 
with a cold reception from a small audi- 

Died Unidentified. 
'..; f \ ''London, Dec. B.;/..^; 
A man found In the Holborn Empire ;' 
cloakroom seriously wounded, died on v 
admittance to the hospital. - V?,: 

AH marks of identification had been 
removed from the body; 

Retiring After 28 Years. 

San Francisco, Dec. 8. 

After 28 years on the stage the Musi- 
cal Shirley* will retire, following their 
present tour of the Ackerman & Harris 
Circuit ■ 

The Shlrleya will live at their home in 
Los Angeles. 

llott, general manager of the National 
Association of the Motion Picture In- 
dustry, Felix Feist, vice-president Gold- 
wyh, and Oscar Price, president of 
United Artists Corporation, were ap- 
pointed by the N. A. M. P. industry on 
Monday to confer with Fuel Adminis- 
trator Garfield regarding the closing of 
picture theatres In Omaha, Kansas City, 
Des Moines and other middle western 
cities Saturday. 

Following a meeting of the film inter- 
ests Monday evening, Elliott, Feist and 
Price, left for Washington. It was re- 
ported the action of the association in 
sending the committee to Washington bo 
hastily was occasioned by a rumor 
emanating from the Capitol concerning 
the closing of theatres. 

Percy Riess on Wsy Over Here. V: 

London, Dec 8. 
Percy Riess, the English agent, left 
last Saturday on the Carmanla with 
the French clown, Grook. who is to open 
In vaudeville in New York. •';-,:: 

Spi nelly from Paris Engaged. 

London, Dec 8 V - :: i 
Splnelly, the Parisian star, has been 
engaged to appear In Andre Chariot's -' 
new revue. 

: Jimmy Cavanaugh Returning. ;. . ':■■ 
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Jimmy Cavanaugh return's to America 
Deo. 10 on the Crduna. : ^..a 

•' Acts At Al hambrs, Paris. 

Paris, Pec. 8*.* > / 
Rlnaldo, Merle's Cockatoos, Hughes 
Cycling Quintet Saschoffskl Troupe 
open at the Alhambra Dec 5. ; ..->,-"., 

Mrs. George Ley bourne Dead. 

London, Dec. 8i ;v 
The widow of George Leyboume died . " 

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Madeleine Louys is returning to the 
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Vaudevillians Will Be Offered Extra Time If Bill Goes 

Through— War Department Makes Extensive Plans for 

Entertaining Recruits- — Only First Class Shows 

Will Be Booked by Government's Own 

Agent — Major Donovan Makes 


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Washington, D. G, Dec. 3. 

It universal military service becomes 
.a national government policy, vaude- 
ville acts will nave the chance to play 
from 26 to 25 weeks during the spring 
and summer over the circuit or govern- 
ment theatres located in the various 
training camps and military stations. 

The acts and attractions booked will 
be high class ones only. It will be the 
War Department's policy only to use of- 
ferings of tbe very best kind. They will 
be asked to play territory within the 
limit* of Continental America alone, 
though there is a possibility of theatres 
being opened later In Panama, Alaska, 
Hawaii, the Philippines, Guam, Porto 
Rico and China. •-■'-. 

The first, of the new theatres to be 
opened will be the one at Fortress Mon- 
toe, Va. A big production will mark the 
first performance at this house on Jan- 
uary 10. 

The performance will be attended by 
Secretary of War Baker, Senators and 
Congressmen and by General Pershing 
and General March, Chief of the General 

Major J. O. Donovan, formerly in 
theatricals as a manager, was at the 
Hotel Astor last week and made a state- 
ment to VARIETY that may have a 
bearing on the above from Washington. 
Major Donovan is now attached to the 
War Plans Division of the General Staff. 

"The War Department in future," he 
said, "will do all theatrical and enter- 
tainment booking formerly handled by 
the welfare societies. It will book 
vaudeville, motion pictures and any 
high class attraction. Tbe sole neces- 
sity is that it must be high class, the 
very best Due to the smaller size of 
the army at present, the department's 
booking plans are only tentative. 

"The office of the Commission on 
Training Camp Activities in the New 
York Theatre Building, where acts for 
the government theatres were formerly 
booked, was closed Dec. 1. The War 
Department's office in charge of gov* 
eminent theatres will be for the present 
In the Virginia Building, 1800 Virginia 
avenue, Washington. Later an office 
will be opened in the New York theat- 
rical district, possibly by Jan. 1." 




Justice Mitchell, sitting in the Third 
Part, Supreme Court of New York, 
affirmed Monday Referee Lewis B. 
Scbuldenfrel's opinion in the inquisi- 
torial proceedings relating to tbe White 
Rats Union* begun on the petition of 
Goldie Pemberton. The case was start- 
ed before Justice Brlanger in 1817 and 
the investigation spread over 19 months, 
the referee's opinion being filed several 
months ago. 

Justice Mitchell's decision was:— 

"After a careful . reading of all the 
testimony and proofs submitted to the 
referee I am of the opinion that the 
referee's report should be confirmed. 
Submit a final order in accordance 

Win T. Sapinsky, attorney for the 
petitioner (Miss Pemberton) Will now 
submit his final judgement which takes 

in the findings of the referee. This will 
include the facts that the White RatB 
corporation is insolvent and that it did 
business outside of the stipulations in 
Its charter. 

He will also ask for costs which 
amount to about $1,000 judgment 
against the defendants, which means the 
Rats and the officers of that union will 
be made defendants in the costs action. 


Negotiations which have been under 
way may or may not lead to bringing 
a Keith vaudeville show upon the Ams- 
terdam, theatre stage each Sunday night. 

The present plan of the Erlanger-Dil- 
lingham-Ziegfeld direction is to dispense 
with the Amsterdam's Sunday concerts 
following the departure of "The Follies" 
from the house and city. .That is to oc- 
cur this week. It is said that with the 
"Follies" gone and the intimacy of the 
Sunday night shows going with it 
through the vaudevillians' In tb.t attrac- 
tion also leaving, the Amsterdam would 
be shy of vaudeville material. 

•The negotiations -between the legit 
managers and the Keith office are re- 
ported to be along rental lines, with 
Keltb handling the house the same as 
it does the Century and Manhattan on 
Sundays. - 


That the Federal Income Tax Depart- 
ment is loath to see professionals "get 
away" with any part of the legal tax 
is attested by the fact that they have 
begun issuing attachments on perfor- 
mers' salaries or, as tbey are techni- 
cally called, warrants " of restraint 
Whereby a performer's salary is tied up 
at the theatre at which be or she is en- 
gaged pending the settlement o: the 
Government's claim. This happened to 
Evelyn Nesbit at the Orpheum Theatre, 
Brooklyn, where she opened her vaude- 
ville tour a fortnight ago. It seems a 
female Government operative having 
gone over Miss Nesbit's books came to 
the conclusion that there is a total bal- 
ance due the V. 8. amounting to $915, 
covering the years 1913, 1914, and 1916. 

What Miss Nesbit termed "profes- 
sional expenses," the female sleuth con- 
cluded to be more in the nature of per- 
sonal outlays. The sura, besides the 
alleged shortage, includes interest on the 
principal plus a certain amount for 

Miss Nesbit has placed the matter In 
the hands of her attorney, Alfred Beek- 
man of House, Grossman & Vorbaus, 
denying her liability and reiterating the 
necessary wardrobe and other expense 
deductions had more or less to bear 
directly on her professional work. 


Mrs. R. G. Knowles, widow of the 
monologlst and lecturer, bos gone to the 
coast en route to China. Sho has or- 
ganized a syndicate for the establish- 
ment of a chain of antique shops in the 
principal centres of the world. 

Mrs. Knowles is regarded as an expert 
In that line and will act as the pur- 
chaser for the' stores. One is already 
established in London and branches are. 
to be opened immediately in Now York, 
Chicago and San Francisco. 


At a meeting Tuesday of the Produc- 
ing Managers' Association the first ac- 
tive move was taken against ticket 
speculation when the Broadway Theatre 
Ticket Co. was barred from receiving 
further tickets after next Monday. Just 
why this particular agency was chosen 
as a victim was explained by the fact 
that one of its men was convicted of 
selling tickets at more than the 50-cent 
premium provided for in the city ordi- 
nance, the magistrate fining the sales-., 
man $200, with the privilege of going to 
the workhouse.. 

In theatre circles- surprise was occa- 
sioned at the order against the Broad- 
way ticket concern, for it is not included 
in the group of agencies regularly guilty 
of "gy ping."' Managers say that the 
agency, has always taken its allotment 
and that dealings with it have been 
satisfactory. The P. M. A., however, 
state that its plan is to bar every 
agency convicted of overselling. 

There was some question In agency 
circles whether the order against the. 
Broadway would actually go through. 
It was stated the move had a certain 
motive and that since certain interests 
were financially concerned with the 
Broadway concern that the ban would 
not become effective. ' * 

Leo Newman, who was barred by 
several managers last week, apparently 
did not come up for similar treatment 
by the P. M A. 


The present illness of Fred Haflen 
has greatly alarmed his friends. He 
is at the Post-Graduate Hospital, New 
York, where be has been for four 
weeks. Last week Dr. Erdman operated 
upon him. A complication of diseases 
brought about the 'operation. 

No particular hope of ultimate re- 
covery Is held out by the physicians to 
Mrs. Ha Den iMollie Fuller). Miss 
Fuller has hopes her husband will re- 
cover sufficiently however to allow his 
removal to their home at the Hotel 
Palace, West >J5th street. New York. 
The doctors have expressed no. definite 
opinion upon the probable length of 
Mr. Hallens illness. 

Hallen and Fuller played Lowell, 
Mass. five weeks ago. During that en- 
gagement. Mr. Hallen, thoroughly well 
up to then, became ill. .and his removal 
to the hospital followed. 

Fred Hallen is 03 years of age. There 
is hardly anyone better known In the 
theatrical profession. Of the team of 
Hallen and. Hart (Joe), in the old days, 
both members became famous years 
ago. Mr. Hallen and his wife were 
married in 1888. 


There is a possibility the conference 
of the American Federation of Labor to 
be held in Washington, D. C, ■' Dec. 13 
may take action affecting tbe theatrical 
business, according to a labor man con- 
nected with one of the stage unions. 
The conference has b.^en called to deter- 
mine the attitude of labor toward Sen- 
ator Cummins' proposal to extend the 
anti-strike provisions of the railroad 
bill now pending to all basic industries. 

If Senator Cummins' plan is carried 
out, the theatrical labor official stated, it 
is remotely possible a general strike 
might be called that would affect all 
unions connected with the A. F. of L. 
The theatrical unions will send dele- 
gates to the conference. 


Qrace La Rue walked off of the Al- 
hambra stage at the* Monday matinee 
when the gallery "gods" started a 
shower of pennies In her direction. The 
interruption was during her fourth song, 
"Your Eyes." Miss La Rue did not re- 
turn to finish ber act. 

Seven pennies were located at the Air 
hambra. At the Colonial several weeks 
.ago the gallery tendered a gratuity of 
17 cents to Miss La Rue. 

There was no interruption of Miss La 
Rue's turn at the evening performance. 


.; .* Lincoln, Nebr., Dec. & 

That truth must prevail and show 
that Walter C. Kelly was right after all, 
Thanksgiving, Nat Renard (Renard and 
Jordan) was notified to call at -the police 
court the following day for smoking a 
cigaret In the cafe of his hotel, while 
eating a meal. 

Renard was the first victim of a law 
passed some time ago by the Lincoln 
ordinanee makers and then forgotten. 
It allows the sale of cigarets to any- 
body over 21, but tells where they can- 
not be smoked. . A restaurant Is one of 
the prohibited places. _ 

The police say they had heard about 
some violations but hadn't noticed any 
until Renard was noticed smoking. Just 
what brand of cigaret Renard was smok- 
ing and what kind the Lincoln police 
are pljgging didn't become known in 
the proceeding. :*• 

Mr. Renard being an actor, and Mr. 
Kelly's friend. Con McCargor, still being 
in town, some suspect a connection, but 
no one wilt venture to moke the direct 
assertion, but all professionals coming 
to this burg agree with Mr.- Kelly, that 
it is an awful place to stop a train at 


Finding a $60,000 pearl necklace and 
returning it became a detail in '-'the 
existence of-- Walter Donaldson the 
other day. The owner, non- professional, 
was living at the Hotel Claridge. Mr. 
Donaldson located her through . an ad- 

With Mr. and Mrs. Joe Young, Mr. 
Donaldson was on his way to the Fifty 
Club last Friday evening. At' Broad- 
way and 'Fifty-fourth street, . Mrs. 
Young kicked what looked like a regu- 
lar necklace* on the sidewalk, "It's a 
phoney," said Mrs. Young, looking 
down. "Having been up against every 
other kind of a brace, I'll take a chance 
on this one. too,'' remarked Walter as 
he stooped and picked up the yard or 
two of pearls. Noticing its catch was 
of diamonds and platinum, Mr. Donald- 
son further observed he should inter- 
view a jeweler, which he did. Restora- 
tives cost him $372. but what reward, 
if any, came around for the return of 
the necklace by the song writer isn't 
public property just now. . 


■' Chicago, Dec. 3. 

"Cecil Gray" is the title of a new act 
whlc" Ernie Young is getting ready for 
the East 

Mr. 'oung offers $600 If three people 
out of ten cat uesa Whether ray 

is a man or a- woman. The act, which 
will be ready In January, is a novelty and 
aL n* the lines prcsent'd by Hettie King 
and ' eorge Bramwell in New York some 
time ago. 

A duplicate act Is being sent out by 
Max Hayes,' offering "A Hungarian 
Rhapsody." It is a copy of 'the Avon 
Comedy Four's turn. The duplicate was 
arranged through Max Hart, who di- 
rects the bookings of the Avons, whom 
he booked with the Shuberta for two 
years. The Hayes act, It was under- 
stood, was framed for Western terri- 
tory exclusively, but * was reported 
that if* had also secured time in the 
East, including New York. This would 
be in conflict with the Avons, who are 
doing the "Rhapsody" in the "Passing 
Show" at the Winter Garden. It is not 
known if tbe Hayes turn Is to take the 
name billing or not. Burns and. Kisen 
and Harry Weston aire to be In the sec'-, 
ond "Rhapsody" turn. 

St. Denis Act on Pantagea Time. 
Los Angeles, Dec. 3. 
The Denishawn Dancer- 1C people, 
have been routed over the Vantages Cir- > 
cull at $1,200, net, weekly. Neither Ruth 
St. Denis nor Ted Swan appear in the 
turn, vhlch is composed of pupils from 
their school here. The act was booked, 
by Pantagea out of this city, follow- 
ing the recent fire at the. Shawns' home. 

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8y dney, Oat. St 

Htr M*Je«ty'«.-"Oolng Up." 
Criterion,— "A Tailor-Made Man." 
Roysl<-"Th e Sentimental Bloke." Pic- 
ture. . . _ 

Palsce.— "Daddies." Next. "Old Lady 

II.* , 

Tivoli*— "The Officers' Mesa." 

Fuller's.— Al Bruce Co. and vaude- 
ville, v '-..':. 

Grand Opera House. — Melodrama 
stock. . 

'Crystal Palace.— Pictures. 

HoytV— Pictures. ... 

Melbourne. . 

Her Maj ;aty'..— "Kattnka." (Revival.) 
..Roy el.— "Lightnin"' (John O'Hara). 
.King'*—" 'Possum Paddock." 
Tivoli.— "Buir, Buss." second edition. 
Bijou., — Vaudeville. 
Auditorium.— Pictures. 
Olympis.— Wirth's Circus. . : 

Maggie Moore in "Struck Oil" (film) 
fine business Sydney Town Hall. 

M. B. Figman will present next month 
"The Man on the Box** under direction 
of J. C. Williamson. Ltd. '■* 

Walter Johnson is appearing with his 
"Town Topics" in Brisbane. 

The State Government Orchestra 
cleared over $24,000 on its last tour It 
Is to go on the road again next month 
Henri Verbruggen will conduct 

"The Maid of the Mountains" Is to 
bo put into rehearsal shortly by J. C. 
Williamson. Ltd. 

"Damaged Goods" (film) Is in its fifth 
week at the Australian theatre. 

Barry Luplno is to appear here in a 
film comedy called "Barry Butts In," 
presented by Beaumont Smith. 

New songs and business has been in- 
troduced in "The Officers' Mess." The 
songs include "Cosy Little Corner." sung 
by' Vera ' Pearce, and "Tacken 'Em 
Down," by La Varre. . 

J. C. Williamson, Ltd., has secured the 
latest ' London successes for early pro- 
duction aero: "Tillle of Blooms bury." 
a comedy, and "Kissing Time." a musi- 
cal play; 

"As YOU Were" will be the Christmas 
attraction at the TlvolL' It will be pre- 
sented by the present cast of "The Of- 
ficers' Mess." 

Under auspices of Theatrical Man- 
agers" Association and in aid Of the 
Actors' Association a gala matinee will 
be held at Her Majesty's Oct 31. Over 
50 artists are assisting. ''■ 

"Blng Boys on Broadway" will be pro- 
duced ar the end or tin? year by J. C. 
Williamson. Ltd. Jack Cannot and Les- 
lie Holland will probably play the Boys 

The Egbert brothers, eccentric come- 
dians, have been booked by J. C. Wil- 

liamson, Ltd., for this year's pantomime. 
"The Sleeping Beauty.". 

"The Sentimental Bloke," a film pro- 
duced from the book of C. J. Dennis by 
Southern Cross Feature Films. Ltd., un- 
der supervision of Robert Longford, had 
its premiere at the Theatre Royal Oct. 
18 under direction of E. J. Carroll. It 
is the best Australian-made feature to 
date, both as regards acting and photog- 
raphy. White It will get by in England. 
it will not do for America, as the entire 
picture la built on Australian slang. It 
is the story of the reformation of a lar- 
rikin {tough guy) into an uprighteous 
and God-fearing: man through the love 

of a girl. 

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Edwards and Parke*, now on Fuller 
circuit, were last seen here in "Business 
Before Pleasure." 

Fuller**!— A4 ' Bruce and Co. small- 
tune show, no snap, poor songs. Baron, 
ventrUoquist good not of kind. Preston 
and Perrin, dancing, good, want snappier 
opening. Edwards and Parke s, sketch, 
fine, hit. Keeley and Aldous. dancing. 
singing, talking, fair dancers Pathe 
news weekly opened show. 

Addle Leonard, of Williamson's Comic 
Opera Co., 1 eft last week for England. 

Maude Pane returned here this week 
from England. . • 

Snowy Baker was badly injured while 
doing a stunt for a picture luTls playing 
in under direction of Wilfred Lucas. He 
will be latd up three weeks. 

■Within the Law" (film) great busi- 
ness at Lyceum. 

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Amy Murphy and' the Black Sisters 
routed over Fuller, circuit. 

"Collaboration," a new number, has 
been introduced in "Going Up" by Al 
Frith and Oracle La vers. 

Eddie Bush, acrobat, would tike to 
hear (rota old friends. He can be reached 
at Fuller's theatre. Sydney. 

Bert Clark nas introduced a piano solo 
in the second act of "The Officers' Mess" 
with success 

Williamson's Grand Opera Co. Is doing 
wonderful business in Adelaide. 

>• •" Syracuse. Dec 3. 

Arrangements yesterday were com- 
pleted by the local and Genevt attorneys 
interested to argue a motion for a new 
trial in the matter of the probate of the 
alleged last will and; testament of Henry 
A. Zobrist. old-time Geneva showman. 
before-Supreme Court Justice Clark at 
Lyons Monday • 

The case was tried before Justice 
Clark and a jury in Ontario county in 
October and the jury ■ returned a verdict 
that Zobrist was of unsound mina When 
he executed the instrument wtiJcn left 
the bulk of his estate, esthmued ai $60,- 
000, to the Geneva City HuspMatl Jus- 
tice Clark entertained a motion for a 
'new trial after the verdicv was received 
and argument on ibe moil on was sei for 
Nov. 10 at Lyons 

The term. of the Ontario County Court 
which opened Nov. 10, however, engaged 
the same attorneys interested in the 
Zobrist matter and so a postponement 
was had from that date 


Jean Bedini and Al Sanders, the ex- 
wine agent, who jumped into the legiti- 
mate via "H Itchy Koo" lately, have 
Joined as a vaudeville team and will 
open this week. They will present the 
moving picture skit used by Sanders In 
the Hitchcock show with good comedy 

The act Is called "Movies Up to Date." 
Two assisting players will be in the 
turn, they being Ruth Valle, who will 
play Marguerite Clark, and Thomas 
BelL % 


Charles Gerard, who baa been appear- 
ing at metropolitan theatres in the uni- 
form of the U. S.^Army, also minus his 
right arm, Is branded as an imposter 
by the New Haven Mews in a sensa- 
tional article published No. 23. 

Gerard's act was reviewed in VARIETY 
while playing an engagement at Loew*s 
American Roof. The review is repro- 
duced tn the New Haven paper. Com- 
menting on it, the News said: "The 
reviewer on VARIETY evidently took 
Gerard seriously and really believed the 
young man had lost his arm in the con- 
flict overseas. It would be interesting to . 
know what he might have written had 
he known the truth." 

The story continues: "Charles Gerard 
belongs to an old and respected New 
Haven family: His father is well known 
In the printing trade, and is said to feel 
x&ry badly over bis son's deception, 
while another son — who did really serve 
in France— has many times declared he 
will never recognize his brother again. 
The pseudo lieutenant has always been 
a splendid plane player, and his many 
friends about New Haven are greatly 
distressed that he should be using his 
talents to such an end. Up until a few 
years ago he wan .employed to a factory 
in Water bury, and In an accident there 
lost bis right arm. Despite this calamity 
he managed to maintain bis skill on the 
piano, which, with' the compensation 
supplied him by the factory, made life 
very much worth living. He never 
missed playing in every amateur night 
performance and pestered the vaudeville 
managers of New Haven for engage- 

"A vaudeville booking agent Anally 
put the young man on for three days at 
the f local) Bijou and three days in the 
Poll house in Hartford. Gerard did very 
well in-New Haven, and his act was 
very well received. At the end of the 
- three days he went to Hartford, and 
white there married one of the girls of 
the 'Pretty Baby* company. In these 
days he appeared in a Tuxedo which his 
father had bought for htm. A few 
months later he appeared in New York, 
all dressed up 'in a Canadian officer's ; 
uniform, wound stripes, service stripes 
and all But the Canadian Government 
didn't propose to stand this, and Gerard . 
was soon warned that be had better dis- 
appear and he immediately left all his 
old haunts. . But not for long, for now 
be is back in the uniform of an officer 
of the A. BL P.. with his *I Know What 
It Means to Be Lonesome' and all that. 
The Salvation girl playing with him is - 
said to be a new girl, and not the one 
he married in Hartford." 

Kitty Gordon Act Delayed. 

The Kitty 3ordon-Jack Wilson act 
did not open at the Colonial Monday It 
has been re-routed for the same house 
next week. The postponement. th« act's 
second (first m Mt. Vernon) was again 
caused through incomplete preparation. 

Ted Lewis and Co and Claude and 
Funnle Uener wer* added to the 
Colonial's program' this week. 

The story of the «klr if laid in the 
picture studio, with Miss Gordon playing 
an ambitious star, and Wilson, the 

Rochester. N. Y., Dec. 3. 

On the stage of the Victoria Friday 
evening, with a large audience as wit- 
nesses Marguerite I. Schoolbred was 

married to Leonard O. Lohr. The cere- 
mony was performed by Major Albert 
Norrl8 of the Salvation Army. The two 
were principals In acts at the house. 

As the bridal party entered the stage 
the orchestra played the "Wedding 
March" from Lohengrin. Miss School- 
bred was given in marriage by her 
mother. The bridesmaid was Lillian 
Morton and the best man Frank McS. 
Hughes, both members of the company. 

The br(dft was dressed in white satin, 
She carried a coquet of American 
beauty roses, which was presented to 
her by Jack Farreii, the manager of the 
theatre. After the ceremony a dinner 
was held at Odenbacb's hof brau. 


The clubhouse of the National Vaude- 
ville Artists is to hold a, New Year's Eve 
celcbra tlon with a special dinner at $5 
per plate. It is promised that "wine" in 
to be served with each dinner, but the 
brand of wine is not designated. 

The club will also have x Christmas 
tree on the other holiday. 


Indianapolis, Dec. 3. 

Formation of a corner ny to take over 
the property upon which the new Mar- 
cus Loew theatre is to be. built here be- 
came public this week with the filing of 
articles of incorporation of the Marcus 
Loew Indianapolis Realty Co, 

The capital of the con. pan y is $760,- 
000, The new theatre Is to be located in 
North Pennsylvania street at Court 
street It is in the heart of the busi- 
ness district one block south of Keith's. 

Directors of the new company art 
Marcus Loew, Nicholas M. Schenck and 
David Bernstein of New York and Louis. 
Wolf, Meyer Efroymson,. Ralph Bam- 
berger, John F. Boeslnger and Isadora 
Felbleman of Indianapolis. 






New Orleans, Dec. 8- 

Olga Pctrova probably made the.--'-"'; 
prise "leap" for this country last week; 
hopping fv-me 4,000 miles. • 

The actress closed at the Orpheum 
here Sunday night Monday morning '■< 
early she left for New York, gettliijt' >,'^ 
there in the wee hours of Wednesday. 
The greater part of that day she made -- 
phonograph records for which she re- 
ceived more than her weekly. stipend in 
vaudeville, entraining the same evening ■ 
for Fort Worth, Tex., where she opened '" "'■ 
Sunday afternoon. .;• i? . ; 

She spent practically an entire week- 
on Pullmans. ... ,» .<■_ » . ; " 

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The Flo Ziegfeld management, led by --x-2 ■'} 
Flo Ziegfeld himself,' wants to restrict 
Eddie Cantor in his appearances and 
limit the comedian to only "The Fol- 

He*-" . ' '":■■■'/'! 

Cantor lately received notice from his v '■'.,. 
manager that his contract restricted 
him to the "Follies" and nowhere else 
without Ziegfeld 's permission. This In- 
cluded phonographic records Ziegfeld 
said, if the contract should be fully en^v"- 
forced. ..-..: . I '•./.' 

The latest appearance up to that time 
of. Cantor on the outside was at fa 
charitable affair at Wanamakor' 8 store. ; - : - 
Nearly all of Cantor's appearances out-. . :.:'? 
side the : "Follies" .have been for bene- 
fits of some nature for which he vclun- 
teered his services, - . i, ,.>. r . '. - : 

Just how Cantor feels about it hasn't 
been set forth as yet although holding 
a contract for next season as well witft. *-" 
Ziegfeld, which will give Cantor *L0OO>. ;• 
.weekly and 25 per. cent, of the profits 0£ *£ IJ 
the production he is to star in under 
Ziegfeld's direction. ', 

Later, when. Cantor beard about it he V ^ 
Is said to have wired to Ziegfeld: "Any " > 
objection to me singing to my baby?" 

Rent A. Gould Asks for Divorce, 

Indianapolis, De<^ jjH* . 

Returning from a recent vaudeville' 
tour, Robert A. Gould of this city: found 
his wife in the company of another man, 
whereupon she informed him she was 
tired of him, according to Gould's com- 
plaint for divorce filed in circuit court 
last week. 

The wife, Marie Antoinette Gould, Is 
a vaudeville pianist Gould alleges that 
she refused to be a member of the same 
company with him and that she had 
numerous habits of which he did not 



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It behooves me to speak— 
I like vampire pictures, special- 
ly Thread Barrer, She's alwuz 
lighting for her honor and she 
alwuz wins. But I keep goin* — 
you never can tell. 


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The following: personal contributions 
K were received for the Bert Leslie Benefit ' 
< .fund. The Committee in charge gave a 
!■ .-benefit performance Sunday, Nov. 23, at 

the Cohan & Harris theatre. 
Acknowledgment is made by the Com- - 
■; mittee (of which Joe Maxwell is chalr- 

. man) through VARIETY, owing to its 
'inability to locate many of the donors 

and acknowledge direct: 

I B. r. Albce...»l,000.00 Fallon and 

* Ftfty-nfty Ciut> 8M.ce Brown ...... 5.00 

<ff ^_. -. h ,,.. onnnft John Swor ... 6.00 

.Fred Btone... 2 0000 Tbos , Du voy .. B.OO 

***** Fox.... 80.00 tfMu Bnd 

Frankly n Ar- Keke 6.00 

; ', dell M-00 Harry Denton. B.00 

Harry Kelly... 80.00 Bnuna r^n,, . 5.00 

Bernard Gran- b^ cooper ., 6.00 

vine w0 ° Prank Burt... 8.00 

Eddie Bru'na... 80.00 Trf „„„„,. ### 5.00 

B. Tboraaa.... 80.00 H omer Mllea .. ,6.00 

Cbarley Grape- Ward ft Van.. 6.00 

win 60.00 J|m ft Marian 

Aaron Hoffman 80.00 BArkliui .... 6.00 

George White. 60.00 w Horllck and 

Ned Weybura. 60.00 8araro pa .... 6.00 

Bun Tarnish Jack Wyatt .. 6.00 

. Co. lAOUJVille, Frank O'Brien. 6.00 

Ky. ......... 6(1.00 B»try Saranort 6.00 

. b. F. O. Elks, Carlton Emmy. 5.00 

'."- Btaten Inland Qeorge 1*. Will- 

. 1-odte •• "46.00. SJfirt »•<» 

Anthony Paul Chae . iioaconl. 20.00 

■' Kelly 25°° .Max Spiegel... 20.00 

Steve Bear do a 26.00 j hn' McClure 

. Charlie Pope.. 26.00 chase ...... 20.00 

Jess Dandy.... , 26.00 j u ij ub Tanner. 20.00 

Samuel Ship* Edgar Selden, 2 . 

num.... .28.00 tickets 26.00 

FelU Adler... 25.00 ^m, Weinberg, 

Tommy Gray.. 28.00 2 tlftket* .... 20.00 

Jo» Lawrle, Jr. 26.00 Harry Jordan, 8 

'Arthur Hopkins 25.00 tickets 20.00 

'-.': lack McGowan 25.00 Wra . Bock ... 10.80 

Edw. M. Aner- "Kitty." poker 

bach ........ 28.00 game lo.oo 

Jae. J. Corbett 28.00 L ow Cooper .. 16.00 

Vfm. Morris .. 28.00 Maurice Abra- 

xiBddio Cantor . 25.00 bam , 10.00 

'Fat Casey .... 28.00 a. J. Levy.... 10.00 

: . Xouls Mann... 26.00 wm. Dentzel . 10.00 

Dolly Sitters . . 25.00 Charlie Howard 10.00 

Farber Bisters. 26.00 Walter Keete.. 10.00 

Leo Felet 28.00 Mom (jumbel.. 10.00 

IrvlDg Berlin.. 28.00 Miller A Hack 10.00 

6 Chaa. K Hack 26.00 Frank lo Fay... 10.00 

v Low Dockstader 26.00 Sophie Tucker. . 10.00 

• "U. B. Jan Band 28.00 Emmett Devoy 10.00 
Bob Hall .... 21.00 Kieln Brothers. 10.00 
Paul Nicholson 28.00 Bay Samuels.. 10.00 
Herbert Ashley 6.00 Mabel McCane. ' 10.00 

;"', lola Girlie eV Jules Hurtlg. ... 10.00 

Co 8.00 Frank Evans.. IQ.00 

; . Miller «s Brad- David Bennett. ,'- 10.00 

.'•7. » tord .' 8.00 will Cresay... 10.00 

Hamilton and Chic Sale...... 10.00 

Borneo 6.00 Bain McKee .. 10.00 

' Bailie Fisher .. 8.00 Hugo Morris .. 10.00 

Sammy White. 8.00 Harry Von Til- 

0*0. L. Blckel 6.00 lcr 10.00 

i. Sam Curtis ... 5.00 Eddie Dowllng 10.00 

j& Moran & Wiser 6.00 Leo Bedding. . 10.00 

'.-'; Jinunle Fox .. 5,00 Williams and 

, Georgte Jeasel. 6.00 Woltua ...... 10.00 

Harry A. Bond Hugh Herbert.. 10.00 

v! ft Doris King. 8,00 Lester Allen... 10.00 

;*: Ed Morton ... 6.00 senator F. 

;•; lack Inglls .. B.OO Murphy ..... 10.00 

Chas. Abeam.. 6.00 Al Joleon .... 10.00 

'.' Tom Smith ... 6.00 Clark and 

''' Ralph Austin.. .6.00 .Bergman ... 10.00 

.' . rrank Gordon.. 6.00 C. G. Williams 10.00 

Wm. Gaxton... . 8.00 RUda Morris .. 10.00 

la .Bert Melrose.. 6.00 Anna Held, Jr. 10.00 

Frank Monroe. 6.00 Billy Dunham.. 10.00 

- • Henry Obatfleld 6.00 Jas. J. Morton 10.00 

Tyler Brooke. 6.00 Harry * Emma 

. ; Chaa. P. Semon 6.00 Shanack .... 10.00 

Chas. King.... 6.00 Altentlnor 

/Mr. Llatberger 6.00 Basch ...... 10.00 

Barnes ft Craw- Lew Goldor .. 10.00 

ford 6.00 8. K. Hodgdon 10.00 

'£.. lift Bernlela Co. 6.00 Keller ft Mack . 10.00 

San Frnnclaco, Hyams ft Mo- 

ws-.. unknown ... 6.00 Intyre ...... 10.00 

,-.: . chas. H. Smith 6.00 Lydell A Macy 10.00 

>. Ilnwny Con 11 n. B.OO Kanaiawa Boys ' 7.00 

Taylor Gran- Vaudeville 

Tlllo B.00 Comedy Club 6.40 

:■'- Al Sexton .... 8.00 Blllio Burke .. B.OO 

'; Bert Fltzglbbon B.OO Allen Brooks.. 6.00 

r. Sylvester Jas. Madison.. B.OO 

£& SchaoMer ... B.OO M. S. Bent ham B.OO 

;.V Sam Ledner... 6.00 Louis Boble .. 6.00 

•:'''. Victor Murray. 6.00 Emma Francis 6.00 

Hunting and Bronson and 

Francis 6.00 Baldwin .... 6.00 

: La Holts B.00 Mr. and Mrs. 

V Lou Clayton... 6.00 Long Tack 

Ina Williams.. 6.00 8am 6.00 

Dillon and William Eba . 6.00 

U Parker B.00 Wm. Edmunds 6.00 

^.- Joe To-wle .... B.00 Basel Boyne... 6.00 

^, : - m and Birdie Lee ft Cranston 8.00 

■,* Conred 6.00 R. C. Wynne. 6.00 

■'■■■■ .■ ■ :. '.' . . . ' 

nan - ......... 

Evan Valentine 

Evelyn Kellar. 

Jack Danls.... 

Edwin George. 

Fred'k Smltb. 

Ed Baey 

Alice Hamilton 

Laurel Lee.... 

Frank Bremen. 

Edward Wade. 

Florence Wal- 

Evelyn Grieg.. 

Adams ...... 

Al Burke 

Jules Buffano. 

Dan Alvin.... 

Florence El- 


Billy Abbott . 8.00 Fox ft Ward.. S.00 

Stephens and ' Mrs. Cullen ... S.00 

Hoiiistcr .... 8.00 Dlgoletto Bros. S.00 

Dickinson and Watts and 

Deagon B.OO Hawley S.00 

Cal. Fred Levy 1.00 Cartmell and 

Hazel Iren Col- Harris ...... S.00 

»n» •• 80 ° The Van Cellos 2.00 

"Sw."?.. 6.00 ^o Plckiords. S.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Sym- 

Klngsley Ben- : mons 2.00 

edict ....... 6.00 Frank Guby... LOO 

Qulnn ft Lav- Bobby Brown. LOO 

erly 5.00 BUI Bailey.,.. 1.00 

Gordon Bostock 6.00 Olympla Duval 

Max Gordon .. B.OO Co. ......... L00 

Joe Sullivan... 5.00 Bert Lelghton. LOO 

Fete Mack ... 6.00 Clara Henry.. LOO 

John J. Collins 6.00 a. G. Moss... LOO 

H. B. Marlnelll 5.00 Samuel Critch- 

H. Bart Mc- erson ...".'... LOO > 

Hugh J 8.00 Zoeghons LOO 

Floyd Stoker . 6.00 Jose Ferminl.. 1.00 

T. J. Fitspat- Wilbur Cu sh- 
riek 6.00.' man •> LOO 

Alt T. Wilton. 6.00 O. L. Jackson. LOO 

Chas. .Bier- * John Hyde.... 1.00 

bauer 5.00 Joe Michaels.. LOO 

Harry Web*r:. . 5.00 Dave Leed.... LOO 

Boker Grey.... ,6.00 Sam Milton.... L00 

Ben and Hazel V J. L. Langford LOO 

Mann '-'B.OO Geo. Leonard.. 1.00 

Miss Robbie itennedy and 

Gordone .... 6.00 Burt LOO 

JUn Morgan... 6.00 F. F. Btevens. 1.00 

Judge Campbell 6.00 Tom Ovcrbolt. 1.00 

Harland Dick- '.' Jimmy Dunedln 1.00 

eon 5.00 Chas. Adams.. LOO 

The Vivians .. .4.00 Maude Rich- , 

'Mr. and Mrs. mond • LOO 

B. Lambertl'. 8.00 Denis Bros.... 1.00 

Gallagher and G. W. Amoras 1.00 

Martin 3.00 JssW Adams. 1.00 

Chorus Boys.. 4.00 Louis Mel- 

j. Beid 8.00 shelmer 1.00 

Spider Girls... 2.78. Johnnie Mont- \ 

Betty Brooks.. 2.80 rose LOO 

Marie and Jim Frank W. Hol- 

Brower ..... 2.00 Ha LOO 

Plelert and Chas. O. Rob»- 

Scofleld 2.00 lnson LOO 

Brendel ft Burt 2.00 The Clorla ... 1.00 
Stewart Sisters 2.00 Frank Leigh- 
Harry Klarfleld 2.00 ton LOO 

Louis Gress. . . 2.00 Harry Morrlsey 1.00 

James Monaban . 2.00 Elaine French. 1.00 

■Bay Myers;—.-. 2.00 E. Frye....... 1.00 

Vera Sablna... . 2.00 Margaret King LOO 

Geo. S* Lloyd. •",. 2.00 Frank Farron. 1.00 , 

The Toungers.. 2.00 Frank Byron., 1.0> 

Lob and Jean Jack Lyle..... .l.'OO 

• Archer 2.00 Irving WeJn- y 

Tappan ft'Arm- gart LOO 

strong ...... ■■,. 2.00 Chas. J. Fits- .. 

Eddie Mason;. 2.00 Patrick LOO 

Duval ft Syr . Ed Smith .... 1.00 

mond 2.00 From a man he 

Lazar ft Dale. . 2.00 made laugh.. LOO 

Wilson Aubrey Moe Luckie... 1.00 

Trio 200 Harry Miller... LOO 

Billy Shoen... 2.00 Bobt J. Gray. 1.00 

Lester Sharp.. 2.00 Frlscoe LOO 

Marie Far re 11.. 2.00 Elsie Fays.... LOO 
Ted Romaino.. 2.00 Jim Francis... LOO 
Stewart Band. 2.00 Ronald Rose- 
Unknown .... 3.00 braugh LOO 

Maurice Spitser 2.00 Bam Rose..... LOO 

Bertha Walker 2.00 Edith Allen... LOO 

High Grade D." F. Werner 

and D. B.... 2.00 Amoras LOO 

Gladys Walton 2.00 Alt W. Amoras LOO 

Dave Roth.... 2.00 Scream Welch. 1.00 

Ben. E, Pickett 2.00 Big Mealy LOO 

Aerial Mitchells 2.00 Nellie Nichols. 1.00 

Goslar ft Sasby 2.00 B. J. Bpellur.. LOO 

Vittorlo and Jack Kenney.. LOO 

George t to i.. 2.00 F. C. Turner^. LOO 

Lyons ft Tosco 2.00 Joe Saul LOO 

Jas. Thompson 2.00 Edward Hill.. LOO 

Vincent and Pearl Harper.. LOO 

Carter 2.00 . Walter Leopold 1.00 

Harry Masters. 2.00 Geo. Degnon. . LOO 

Harry Seobcck 2.00 Manning Hall. LOO 

Emmett Gull- Jack Yeo LOO 

■ foyle ........ 2.00 Skating Macks LOO 

Jack Kraft... 2.00 Julius Burt 

Lillian Heme. 2.00 Clifton LOO 

Marty n ft Flor- Geo. E. Reed. LOO 

once 2.00 W. Kunge LOO 

j Wm. Catton... 2.00 Max Tllkln... LOO 

Joe Whitehead. 2.00 Eduardo Can- 

Chas. Mack... 2.00 slno 1.00 

Harry Bernlvlsl , 2.00 Arthur Gordon LOO 
Bil Bernlvlsl.. 2.00 Mike. King.... 1.00 
Chas. B: Nelson 2.00 Don Valerlo. .. 1.00 
Harry Glrard. 2.00 Harriett See- 
John. Cardo.... 2.00 beck LOO 

Carrie May Blisa Canslno. 1.00 

Bastedo 2.0O Ivan BankofT. . LOO 

Mary Howard. 8.00 James Clemens LOO 

Bobby O'Neal. 2.00 Bert Cole...... 1.00 

Bruce De Lette 2.00 Ainsworth Ar- 

'8am Llebert.. 2.00 sold 1.00 

' Everettos J. 8. Hall 1.00 

. 'Monks .2.00 Bohby Beers., 1.00 

Louis Pel it... 2.00 Buck Miller... 1.00 

flm S mith ...» vM 
L0» BUI McKlnlsy. > M 

. Jack MoSlrey. .60. 
L00 Murray Bloom. - M 

LOO H. H. Lsdden. M 

LOO Jos Rubin..., M 

LOO Jane Castle.., .60 
LOO Maris HoUy. 

L00 well .; • .60 

LOO Joe Fnchs ... .60 

LOO Bobby Jobes.. .SO 

1.00 Eddie Rich- 

1.00 1 mond .60 

1.00 Irving Roth- 

•cHlld 60 

LOO Adele Leroy.^ .60 

.80. Sam Vean.... .80 

Ed Meredith,. .60 

.60 Alton Weber.. .60 

.60 Meyer' Gordon. .60 

.60 Janls Armond. .60 

,6a Talsy Darley.. .25 

Millie Oertel.. .25 

.50 Hazel Chealey. .25 

Additional contributions to the Bert 


Benefit Fund received 

this week : 

Mary Belle 

Glenn Wake- 



Max Marc In... 


Itajah •••••..•. 


T. R. Carter.. 


Jim Reaney... 


Harry. Green.. 


Ralph Kttner.. 


Fred Henderson 


Arthur Bell... 


Jack Henry... 


Arthur West. . 


Kouran Kita- 

Vivian Pell,... 


mura ....... 


Isolde IUtan.. 


Mllo .......... 


R. J. Bailey... 


Muriel Wlhden 


Al Roth....... 


Lillian Shaw.. 


Fid Gordon.... 


L G. Colin.... 


F. Ahem...... 


Miss V. Gould 


Eddie Fleming 


Chester Nlcotl. 


Walter Allen.. 


Sal Glanettlno. » 


Junle Bolonede 


Lewis Nilsen. 


E. H. Doming. 


Joe Zlegler.... 


J. B. Lampe..3 


MAmrara struck joe wood. 

Frank Manning, who appeared as 
principal comedian and managed Joe 
Wood's "Mine Crazy Kids," had an al- 
tercation with Wood at - the Union 
Square theatre last Sunday night, when 
Manning et nick Wood in the face. By- 
standers then parted, the pair. 

The trouble was due to Wood at- 
tempting to admonish Manning after 
the show over some incident which oc- 
curred on the stage. Manning resented 

The act was booked to appear at Port 
Chester, N.T., the first half of this 
week. Manning with the members of 
the company was at the Grand Central 
station Monday morning to leaye, -when 
Leo Kahn of the Wood office came up 
and told him that another Wood act 
would be sent to fulfill the engagement. 

Beginning Dec. 15, with the booking of 
Charlie Chaplin's new feature, "A Day 
of Best," B. S. Mosb* Hamilton will in- 
augurate a permanent increase in the 
admission scale that will Include the 
following 'changes from the present 
tariffs: Orchestra, now 45 cents, will be 
5 j cents, includl g war tax. At night 
the whole orchestra will be reserved. 
Matinees the w. K ~ :hestra, B«-— ., 20 
Ncents, will be tilted - 25 cents. 

Boxes and ioges remain the same as 
heretofore, 75 cents. 


v Chicago. Dec. 3. 
The Golson family" vaudeville opera- 
tors here, this week make three booking 
deals with the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association. The Lyda, Bex 
and Plaza,'' now booked by Webster, re- 
vert to Walter Downey's string on the,, 
association floor; Downey will also 
handle the New Apollo, recently sold by 
Schiavone, the banker, and booked by 
Zimmerman, now the property of 
Maurice Salkln of the Golsln clique; 
the Warrington Opera House, Oak Park, 
has been leased by Harry Golson, be- 
ginning Jan. 1, and will. J>e booked by 
Willie Berger. I- 

Hennessey Keeping 'Em Outside. 

The following notice, addressed to 
agents booking In the Keith Family 
Department, was posted last week. 

"All agents are forbidden to go back 
of any railing — tha. is to say they must 
not go back of the booking manager's 
desk, unless inv.ted to do so by the 
booking representatives. This is Im- 

Arthur Blondell Resting Up. 

Arthur Blondell, in the Keith agency, 
Is away this week, resting up after 
working, though ill for about 10 days 
before leaving. 

Harry Carlin is in charge of the Blon- 
dell routing books during his absence. 


\\ A smallpox scare is on in Canada. 

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• .Details of same will be found on 4 


' 'page 63. 

Mercedes opens for. B. S. Moss Thursr 
day, playing the Platbush for the last 
half. He will play the balance of the 
Moss string In New York; a full week 
in each house at a. salary reputed to be 
the largest yet paid by that manager. 
Mercedes recently. wlthdrew : a road show 
after bucking road conditions, due to 
the press of attractions out. He Is' said 
to have dropped nearly $40,000 on the 
venture. < ' -. 


Yonkers, N. Y., Dec. Z. 
Dobbs Ferry, a village of 6,000 inhabi- 
tants, just north bt this olty, may have 
a vaudeville theatre of Us own, according 
to an announcement made by Thomas 
F.' Curran, of the law firm of Brennan, 
Curran & Bleakley of this city. The 
firm is acting as the agent for what is 
known as the old Glsner property, on 
Main street, and Is negotiating with a 
theatrical compAy of New York for 
the erection of a vaudeville theatre In 
the village. The property is owned by 
Mrs. A. B. Closter, of the Bronx, New 


Compliments passed between Flo 
Zlegfeid, Jr„ and Bufus LeMaire early 
this week, , both sending and receiving 
messages by messenger. It all started 
over an offer made by LeMalre to Fran- 
ces White to Join a Shubert musical 
show now oh tour. Miss White, who is 
in the "Midnight Frolic" reported the 
offer to Zlegfeid. 

Ziegfeld. after demanding to know 
Why LeMalre tampered with his artists 
whom he had under contract, threatened 
to seek legal redress. LeMalre told him 

to go ahead. 

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Houston, Tex., Dec, 3. 

Carl Hoblltzelle Is reported arranging 
for a new theatre here, to be the largest 
of his Interstate Circuit. 

The resident manager of the Majestlo 
(Interstate) announced ' yesterday the 
increase in the capital stock of Gold- 
wyn (films). This is interpreted by lo- 
eal showmen to mean that Gold wyn and 
Hoblltzelle have reached an under- 
standing. ! 


Gltz Bice is preparing a new act in 

which he will be supported by six girls. 

M. S. Bentham is arranging bookings. 

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. I am located at VARIETY'S New York office (Broadway 
in the East. Here for two weeks, from December 5. 

Booking acts for 20 OR MORE WEEKS for the best time in the MIDDLE WEST' 
W. V; M. A.; B. F. KEITH'S (Western) and ORPHEUM CIRCUITS. 

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i lTTCfimrr VkVrtfUa when Burns told ahout * caurt that •»»•»« 

j jaibU miU t JBAiUUU*. flre cent, for bro*« ribs u< $10.«0» to- • 

; *T!ie Mischief Makers" are aillnf the tv et ,,„,,„, heftrt n MU nded as though Mr. Barns 

the fans at the 14th Street bouse thla weeX, and heW tntB ont ct nlr mono i g to make another 

the enow measure, up to anything there this wt Mw on for Wmaett . othenrtae Bam dM 

••J***' • _.„ . little excepting to take a few falls, ralla ap- 

The ehorue of M break. ** **** MSS* £2** be I* the mainstay of Ray Read, 

for ahlminylnK and do It on the ellgfitert prov- £ ^ JW | m hi. brogue 

♦cation. They shimmy the Jat. nnmber. they » g 7|| | ," He seeme* to be the 
ahiromy the novelty number, and they ahlmmy 

the ballads, which la the height of ahlm. 

principal comedian. 

SeTVtch" in both parte and totewper^d mm%J *m**mm* jm mm m^^m^mi 
With plenty of "Yiddish." It put htm away «»>ould *»»• .lookup, and in sevsral instances 
orer. He alao haa a couple of line. In Italian, obligating those concerned to make awkward 
which cinched It down there for him. Freed la eslts. 

a eapabie comedian and doesn't hare to resort In production, which includes, of course, the 
to tha lowest of low comedy, but he does. He chorus, the ahow looked at its worst. But one 
haa a particularly offensive bit In the second or two seta at the most for the chorus amounted 
part, where as a "dame" he has a few lines to anything at all In the way of clothes. Bev- 
about not allowing any. one to lead him astray, eral sets looked faded and were of dull and 
following the speech up by expectorating on the Inharmonious coloring. The settings were little 
Wage. The laugh that follows could be quad- better. In the production' end the "Star and 
rupled without giving an excuse for the "bit." Garter Show" shapes up about the poorest that 
, Jo© Wilton does straight all through and is has struck the Columbia for * long while. It % 
credited with lyrics, dances and a book which opuld' have trouble . la reaching the class of 
exists solely on the program. He IsTnuch more the American wheel on that end, . and. in fact, 
sura of himself than the audience. Several of looked more like an old Western wheeler than 
the principals In following a number "offlced" anything elaet 

the nous* to continue the applause and encour- Tne WO men principal, tried to be, and at least 
aged it by applauding and whistling themselves. one succee ded. Florence Darley, the prima * 
Wilton went a bit further and told them several <j onnai a good-looking blonde, who was also 
times, "Wake up; come on." the fe^ gowned- throughout, making several 

Of the women principals, Mabel Clark stuck chanie s, all in good taste and suited to her 
cut mainly through her graceful presence and >tyIe wft8 lha one/ Her8 to a very good vo ice 
ability to wear clothes. She looked partlcu- fof Bnp , ew , Be ta itM j ower re,|ater. but Miss 
larly fetching, to one number attired in white ^^ , g t00 one to ,,„ wlth , t , when the 
tisbU which Wended into flame-colored stock- meJO(Jy ^khtB and leaves, fat ahrlll notes. She 

H% ..... . * ■ .... u seems to enjoy singing agalost the chorus; and 

Bonnie Lloyd la a pump soubret with conald* sin, with It Instead. Her "La La" 

*& ,** *, *, **•»**,« »+ m*~ *» 2g W aa tne b«t of all her song., for «- 
l^T^&S^'lSrLZ S ^.s. Darley took it at a alow tempo^ut 
Is/another female who holds plenty of appear- «£ ■"»- comedy <,« of U. remarking toward 
anoe. She haa a deep volce-ahd can handle a **• c < 0Bln K » ne Blfter •t««trtof out some hybrid 
Jaxx melody to good style. In "Sweetie Mine." French. "Thla Is all apple sauce to me. 

With burlesque In Its fourth week at 

the Grand, Tulsa, OkJa., the producer* 
of the attractions on the American clr- 
eult are net at all satisfied with the 
business returns. The first week Tht 
Midnight Maidens" got a gross of f 1.700. 
Subsequent weeks' business crept up a 
bit, and last week the attraction ob- 
tained a little over 13,000 on the week. 

It was figured by the producers on the 
-circuit that when Tulsa was taken In 
they would do a grpsB of at least $4,000 ' 
on the week. But when the figures for 
the first three weeks fell' below this 
mark several* got cold feet and began 
making demands for a guarantee. They 
stated that from Tulsa they had a 420- 
mile jump to St LouIb, which averaged 
from $350 to $400. and with 'business 
running around the $8,000 mark on the 
week they would lose on the engage- 

The management of the bouse, it was 
understood, was willing to give the 
shows a flat sum of $2,000 for the -week, 
but the heads of the circuit, it is said, 
were reluctant to accept these terms. 

General Manager Gallagher, , of the 
American circuit, stated he had made 
no demand for a guarantee from the 
house management, nor at present had 
ho. Intention of doing so, as the house 
was Just getting started and time would 
have to be allowed for It to strike its 
normal stride before any measures could 
be taken by the circuit. 

♦ togs. 

one of the choristers steps out and pulls some 

The Columbia management may 4ave made K 

mltty.Jatxy stepping, doing a ahlm from a split harder tor the numbers. There was no sugges- 

Wtth a couple of side slides and cartwheels tlon of a shimmy in the performance, though 

thrown to. This unknown alao has a good idea one of the principals and several of the girls 

pt comedy values and should be encouraged. Her looked anxious to get to It at different times, 

voice was prominent to all the ensemble num- The dialog waa likewise clean. Experience to 

! bers, and It scorns that the management is burlesque teaches that where the action is held 
overlooking; o bet in not lifting her, 

down by old comedy and older talk, the "blue" 
Johnny Crosby, who does "wop," copped the Is apt to be spread over In atonement. That 
Voice honor, without much competition and ex- suggested, the pruning knife was- put to work 
blbit. a pleasing tenor that sounds cultivated, either before the show reached the Columbia or 
He crooned a couple of ballads that went 
straight to the heart of nth street, and is a 
fair dlalectltlan.' He took, new and should be 
heard from. 
; The costuming Is appropriate, all the changes 
looking good, with the exception of the opening 
number, where the girls seem heavily under- 
dressed. They are a good bunch of workers 

at the matinee of the opening day. 

About the only things that 1 got anything were 
the numbers. A "Baby" number was the "pick 
out" one. It was lead by Chubby Drisdale. who 
works bard, if- nothing else, and has several 
songs to lead. Klara Hendrlx also had numbers 
to sing and sang them.' Bert and Pauline Hall 
did a specialty, during which they danced a 

and average up well- on appearance with any« UBg0% ^^ jj, HaU pUtyei » French count In 

of the wheel shows, One or two are way above. 
. The book has about aa much consistency as 
a hand full, of mercury and Is forgotten before 
the smoke of the opening chorus dissolves. 
, The show Is a series of burlesque- episodes, all 
more or leas familiar. V 

Billy mrt's burlesque ralndreading Is the 
basis of one peice of business, and Billy Mont- 
gomery's toy piano was prominent In another. 
The four male principals appear washed up to 
dinner suits at the finish, and they are a 
musical and vocal quartet. Freed la recognized 
when he pulls hla trick laugh. 

Much business with the people In the stage 
boxes occurred all through the, performance. 
Freed slapped the occupants, leaned on them, 
and took various other liberties. Wilton also 
took them Into his confidence and ad llbbed to 
■a. undertone to their evident enjoyment 

To sum up,' it's a good show for the Amer- 
ican wheel, and that means success, for that 
is what It was constructed to play to. Con. 


The "Star and Garter Show" at the Columbia 
thia week Is meaningless, In Its people, comedy 
and production. Figuring each by each the re- 
sult amounts to nothing. 

There Isn't what !s, known as a "salary" In 
the cast, and there is no one of burlesque or 
Other prominence as far as known concerned 
to this show other than I. M. Welngardcn, who 
presents it, per the W. & W. Amusement Co. 

In comedy there are rehashes, and If a lack 

et material may be alleged against the "books" 

of the two parts, that may excuse some of the 

principals, but It doesn't help the performance 

. one whit, The only fun of any account that 

cam. from any principal waa Charles , Burns' 

Hebrew monolog in "one," that amacked of 

tju-on Hoffman touch and seemed one of 

'< old ones, on current events of tho 

• f o, with it mado modern for now 

''tlon of prohibition. Then again 

'4 scene" resembling many 

-und the sale of a hotel 

deed, stepped to the 

dy discourse that, 

■ got a return 

one part, a hotel clerk In the other. Howard B. 
Paden, who takes program credit for writing 
the book of the second part, called "Putting It 
Over," sang a ballad -in it William Bovla did 
a creditable bit in the table scene and also 
lead "Preacher Makes Tou Mine," a number 
securing several encores through Bovls" work id 
. it. Miss Darley did quite well with "Pink 
Pajamas," and a couple of the women principals 
made a hit with "Nobody Knows," singing It 
without the chorus or dancing accompaniment. 

How the chorus would look nicely dressed Is 
indicated for a moment toward the finish when 
they do come out in what look like costumes 
made this season. 

Several of the principals are listed as re- 
sponsible for the opener, "La Belle Paree." 
Any ene of them may take all the credit and 
then be minus. ; 

Mr. Welngarden's attraction Is far from a 
standard Columbia show. It la' dressed, plays 
and looks old-fashioned for tho Columbia circuit. 
Burlesque nowadays on the big wheel pays 
money for Its people and production. Given 
the people, the show wlU evolve, and with a 
production. It becomes an attraction. "Tho Star 
and Garter Show" is not. 

Still tho Columbia theatre appeared to be 
capacity Tuesday night, which speaks loudly to 
favor of the ollentele the Columbia has erected. 



In recognition of the newly elected 
executives, the Burlesque Club, 161 
West 44th street, New York city, will 
hold a formal reception and party to- 
morrow night (Dec. 6) in order to wel- 
come and congratulate the new electa 

The club rooms have been entirely 
renovated* within the past month and 
several hundred members added, which 
1b expected to make this affair stand 
out as an example for the future bet- 
terment of the club. ^ 


Joe Rose has succeeded Harry Ber- 
nard as producer for B. F. Kahn's Union 
Square stock, Bernard Joined The 
Crackerlacks" (American Wheel) at 
Buffalo, Monday. 

Blanche JParquette, prima, for "Cracker 
JackaV replacing Eleanor Fisher. 

Sstelle Dudley replacing Helen Sates 
In the Lew Kelly shew. 

Roy Bears, Juvenile, -replacing Billy 
Wainwright In Harry Hastings' "BUt 
Show." • , 

Tenney and Maco replacing Simon and 
Letford in Pat White's show. 

Harry Codare replacing Jules Jacobs 
In "Oh, Frenohy." Jack Dillon, Juvenile, 
replacing John Buckley, 'and Lottie Lee. 
soubret, replacing -Mabel Lee in same 

William V. Jennings assumed man- 
agement 'of Peck & Jennings' "Jazs 
Babies" show, relieving George Crab- 
tree, who went over to Irons &- Clam age 
to pilot their new American wheel at- 
traction, "World Beaters," 

Joe Rose, principal comedian and pro- 
ducer; Eugene West, character, and 
Sadie Rose, soubret for B, F. Kahn's 
Union Square stock company. 

Biff Bang Trio, with Sim Williams' 
"Bluebirds." "* 

Jesson and Jesson with "The Lid 

Olive Walker, soubret, with Barney 
Gerard's '..Follies of the Day." 

O'Brien and Bradley have replaced 
Fertlg and Dunn with Hastings' "Kew- 
•pier Dolls." 

Ben Byron replaces Harry Bent ley 
with Arthur Pearson's "Girls a la Carte." 
(Roehm and Richards.) 

Portland, Me., Dec. 3. 

Rlchy Craig's "Girls of the Follies" Co. 
opened Monday for a two-weeks' stay at 
the Gayety and so far are playing to 
fine business. 

Th# company includes the producer 
and his son, Rlchy Craig, Jr., James G. 
Moore, Dorothy Bloderlck, Mabel Webb, 
and a chorus composed of Frances 
Smith,' Clara Hamilton, Kitty Smith, 
Alice Jordan, Margaret Smith, Mae 
Winslow, Pearl Brady, Rose Anson, 
Dolly Stockton and Lillian Towle. 

Sam FlorulU is the musical director. 


The Sunday vaudeville at the Mt. 
Morris theatre, at 116th street and Fifth 
avenue, will be booked by Billy Delancy 
In the Keith agency. It makes the fourth 
Sunday house Mr. Delaney is booking. 
The others are Hurtig & Seamon's, 
Torkvllle and the Strand, Far Rock- 
away, L. I. 

Hurtig & Seampn will operate the 
* Sunday shows at the M t . Morris. The 
firm has a 5Q per cent, interest in the 
house with the American wheel, that 
lately acquired it for burlesque during 
the week. 

The Mt. Morris will open its season 
as an American wheel house next Mon- 
day with Jack Reid's "Record Breakers." 

Wednesday it was not a certainty the 
Mt. Morris would be transferred in time 
for a Dec. 8 opening, though if the 
transfer occurred Thursday or goes 
through, today, the opening will likely 
take place. 


The Columbia's (New York) box of- 
fice record for 12 shows passed to I. H. 
Herk's "Beauty Trust," ending the Co- 
lumbia engagement last Saturday. The 
house record is. held by Al Reeves, who 
gave 13 performances the week he se- 
cured it. The extra show by Reeves was 
a midnight performance New Year's 

To what extent the increased gallery 
prices at the Columbia aided the Heck 
show in accomplishing its feat does not 
appear to be known. The increase in 
the loft, if it plays to capacity at each 
performance, makes a difference of be- 
tween $400 and. $500 on the week's re- 
ceipts, y ' . 

Ladies' Night at Burlesque Club. 

The Burlesque Club will have "Ladles' 
Night" tomorrow (Saturday) at 161 
West 44th street. A special program 
has been arranged. The function will 
8ta«-t at 11 p. m., when Ben Kahn's 
Union Square stock company, trans- 
ported in Its entirety from the theatre, 
will start the entertainment. Vaudeville 
talent will alao be provided. 

Each _m ember will be entitled to bring 
two guests, ladles preferred. 

Richard Pitrot has approaohed Fred. 
Irwin with a proposition to organise a 
burlesque show to tqur South America 
and which, it is Understood, will be 
amply financed by native capital. 

Seattle, Dec. 3. 

Monte Carter returned to his musical 
comedy company at the Oak Sunday 
after being out from illness for two 
months. *For the first time during a 
long-run in this city he appeared In a 
straight role, minus his familiar Yid- 
dish make-up. 

A Stenographer Out of Luck. 

Ruth Laden, stenographer for George 
Sofranski; is mourning the loss of a vel- 
vet bag containing a silver locket, rings 
and other trinkets valued at $46. 

The purse was taken from the wash- 
room in the Putnam building on Mon- 


May Wirth, classed as the greatest 
feminine bareback star,' was married 
Nov. 27 to Frank Wirth (White) in New 
York, at the Little Church Around the 

Both are member^ of the Wirth 
■Family, noted In Australian circus clr« 
cles prior to gaining fame m the Ameri- 
can circuses and in vaudeville. 

Although there Is no blood relation- 
ship, both were b.-ought up under the 
bl tops and the marriage is really a 
culmination of a circus lot romance. 

John and Charles Rlngllng came from 
their Florida estxte for the wedding and 
'*<> latter^ son> Robert, was —in. 

Elizabeth Hc-maford was brl i. 

Many names famous in circus life also 

The bride was the star of the Rlngllng 
circus last season and will repeat in it 
next season. 

Lee David, the songwriter, with B. D. 
Nice & Co., was married to Beatrice 
Hoffman, of Brooklyn (non-profession- 
al), Sunday (Nov. 30) at the bride's 


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NO. 8 

It is going to cost a quarter of a bil- 
lion dollars to enforce prohibition, and 
the fight to abolish tobacco is well 
under way. If the conscience of the 
country is against booze the conscience 
of the country will enforce its own edict 
without so prodigious a bribe — a bribe 
that will take some J 15 out of the pocket 
of everyone of average, income. 


Bert Donnellan has been' appointed 
manager of the Strand and Alameda at 
Alameda, Cat 

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Laura Guerite sails from New York for 
England Dee. 21 to appear In a produc- 
tion over there, \ . 

Jack Reed has resigned his position 
as acting manager of the Shuberts* 
"Gaieties of 1919." 

Arthur Kellar is now business mana- 
ger for .William Hodge. He is joining 
the latter ^n New England. 

Dave 8eymour has been elected vice* 
president of the Pontlao Theatre Corp, 
Saranac Lake, New York. ' ♦ 

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How much will it cost to enforce a 
national edict against tobacco? Millions. 
are being collected to begin the same 
kind of a campaign as was waged by 
the Anti-Saloon League. At a recent 
convention of the Woman's Christian 
Temperance Union It was stated there 
was to be "no legislative movement 
against tobacco." "The campaign," the 
statement continued, "would be one of 
education." So far, so good. However, 
a statement made by an enthusiastic 
woman urging the union to come out 
into the open and wage a campaign to 
create national enabling legislation to 
enforce tobacco bans was greeted with 
tumultuous cheers. 

They have the money. They have 
ability. This was shown in the recent 
fight and a campaign fund of $30,000,000 
(official estimate) to get some quarter 
of a billion dollars yearly out of the tax- 
payer's pocket would seem to be a f&lr 
investment. But this is not all the aver- 
age taxpayer would lose. 

The tobacco industry now employs 
SS 5,000 farmers. 190,000 factory workers 
and 200,000 salesmen, all of whom have 
given their lives to equipping themselves 
for a special form of work. Incidentally, 
tobacco yields in taxes one-sixth of the 
internal revenue of the government, or 
$156,188,660. Our foreign trade in this 
article amounts to $60,004,000 a year. 

If we are to help put it out of busi- 
ness, or stand idly by and see a minor- 
ity do so we should first count the cost. 
When all is said. and done the fact re-- 
mains that v no pepole whose heart and 
conscience is against any industry or in- 
dulgence needB to spend a quarter of a 
billion dollars to stifle either. If our 
consciences are not in complete sym- 
pathy with the prohibition of alcoholic 
beverages and tobacco no amount ' of 
money can save the law from coming 
into contempt. We should enact, or per- 
mit the enactment of, no laws that lack 
our heart IT approval. To be restrained 
from doing what we believe is innocent 
will make all of us either hypocrites or 
lawbreakers at heart. 

Emil Nyitmy and Frank Mandell are 
the authors of the new comedy, "My 
Lady Friends," which opened at the 
Comedy. Wednesday night The author- 
ship was previously credited to Frank 

Mike Connolly la going to open a dra- 
matic and picture agency representing 
productions, plays and players. He has 
been on the theatrical staff of the "live- 
ning Journal." Harry Sanger will be 
associated with him in the new venture. 

Henry Antrim has left the cast of the 
"Lady In Red." 

Jack Lewis is going to Hot Springs, 
V for ten days. 

Jean Bedini and Al Sanders, the for- 
mer wine agent, have taken offices to 
engage in /the production of vaudeville 
acts. . '..."; " , \ 

"8havinga" Henry W. Savage's next 
and only legit production of the new 
year, is -due to open in Stamford Xmas 

Gilbert Millar la to return to England 
two days after ' "Monsieur Beaucalre" 
opens at the Amsterdam next week. Mil- 
ler is Bailing so as to reach London In,, 
'time for the holidays. 

At a meeting of the Board of Gov- 
ernors of the Friars, C banning Pollock 
was elected to nil the~ unexpired term 
of John J. Gleason (now abbot) as 
dean, and Col. Walter Scott was elected 
for the unexpired term of Arthur Ham - 
mersteln as governor. 

Marie Dreams and Mabel Vaughn have 
dissolved their vaudeville partnership. , 
Both will continue in vaudeville with 
other partners. ' > 

Harry Leavitt has been appointed 
manager and Al Saunders agent of 
Counihan & Shannon's production of 
■ Way Down East." 

The vaudeville two-act of Gallagher 
and Rolley separated this- week owing to 
Joe Rolly's engagement with the "Fri- 
volities of 1919." 

After an absence of five years Emmy 
Destlnn, prima donna, will make her re- 
appearance at the Metropolitan in the 
title role of "Aida," Monday night 

Uly. 8. Hill, former manager of Har- 
nianus-Bleecker Hall, Albany, N, T-, has 
been appointed local resident 'manager 
for the hall by the Proctor interests. 

Trend towards reviving "The Miracle 
Man" in stock circles Just now, the 
popularity of the picture, no doubt hav- 
ing something to do with that. 

Harry Tighe and Alma Francis, two- 
act. Miss Francis makes the tenth girl 
partner that Tighe has appeared with 
in the past five years. (Frank Evans.) 

Mrs. Margaret Kelly, a policewoman 
of St. Paul, Minn., is shortly to open a 
school for dancing in that city. Jaw 
and shimmying will not be tolerated In 
Mrs. Kelly's establishment. 

En- route frox.. his summer home In 
Maine to Indianapolis. Booth Tarklng- 
ton arrived in New Tork Monday, stop- 
ping at the Ansonla for two weeks. 

It has been urged in this connection 
that we should permit these laws in 
order to' protect our weaker brethren 
from their weakness. Well, as Herbert 
Spencer said, "the not result of shielding 
fools from their folly will be to fill the 
world with fools." 

Margery Ketriek, who was for some 
time connected with Will Page in the 
Comstock & Gest publicity department 
resigned and is now private secretary to 
Geraldine Farrar. 

The Manhattan opera house, playing 
its first Sunday Keith vaudeville concert 
last Sunday night at a $1.50 top scale, 
had capacity in all parts of the large 
theatre, excepting the gallery. 

The Majestic, Albany, is booking 
through Walter J. Plimmer. 

Joe Brennan, the Irish comedian* has 
been booked for England and sails in 

Mart.inetti shd Sylvester have re- 
formed a partnership after a. separation 
of five years. 

D. D. Kelsey, manager at Erie, Pa., for 
Feiber & Shea, has resigned to go to 
California. He is succeeded by Howard 
Rumsey, who is also manager of the 
Penn Players, the hew stock which 
opened in that city last week, succeed- 
ing the Waldemeer company. 

As the result of a # fire at the Hotel 
Bancroft Springfield," Ohio, recently, a 
number of vaudeville artists lost the 
major part of their personal belongings. 
Among these were the Musical Hodges, 
Evelyn Sylvester and Alma Holt 

. The John B, 8choeffel estate was set- 
tled in Boston last week. Eight heirs 
divided over. $500,000. Thomas Barry, 
the lawyer, received $5,000, and .'Al 
Shean. former business manager of the 
Tremont, a similar sum. -Schoeffel'a 
stepson, Sydney Booth, was not men- 
tioned in the will. • 

The Actors' Fund of America will re- 
ceive their share of the proceeds from 
the testimonial performance given by 
the Actors' Fidelity League, at the Cen- 
.tury, Oct 12, this afternoon. George M. 
Cohan, president of the league will make 
the presentation to <- Daniel Frohman, 
president of the Actors' Fund. 

Harold O. Covington has .been miss- 
ing from .hur home in Baltimore since 
last March. It Is thought by his re- 
lations he ran away to go on the stage. 
Any information as to his whereabouts 
should be forwarded to the .Bureau of 
Missing Persons, Police Department, 
Now York. 

Midgie Miller is replacing Beatrice 
Curtis with Roscoe Alls and Co. Miss 
Curtis retired from the act when she 
discovered that she was miscast in the 
jazz atmosphere. She was formerly In 
Gus Edwards' "Revue," and has been 
signed up by Ziegfeld for his "Nine 
o'clock Revue." 

A rural comedy is in preparation for 
Chas. Althoff. Pearl Franklin, writer of 
"Thunder." is doing the book. John L> 
Golden may produce it. In the interim 
Althoff has been routed over the Pan- 
tages circuit 

Brendon R. Douth, formerly connected 
with Alhambra, New York, was dis- 
charged from the army this week. He 
served with the first contingent of the 
American forces and was stationed in 
Siberia for the past nine months. ' 

Beginning Sunday the Colonial, Erie, 
Pa., will give performances that day In 
tho future. The house plays three per- 
formances dally, booked in the Keith 
office. Few trains leave Erie Sunday 

The first performance of the second 
bill, of the Provlncetown Players takes 
place tonight (Friday), when three one- 
act playlets will be presented. The pro- 
gram will consist of "Aria da Capo." by 
Edna St Vincent Mlllway; "Brothers," 
a sardonic comedy by Lewis Beach, and 
"The Eldest," by Emily Marie Dletx, 
dramatised from one of Edna Ferber's 

Harry Mountford's application for an 
Injunction to restrain the Billboard 
from publishing the Actors' Equity page 
in a typographical make-up similar to 
Mountford's weekly page In that paper 
came up for argument In the Supreme 
Court Tuesday and was postponed until 
Deo. I. 

Tho story printed in the evening edi- 
tions of the New York papers to the ef- 
fect that the Stelnway was a Loew 
house is denied by officials of the Loew 
Agency. The story was about a falling 
scaffold in which three people were 
killed and several Injured. It Is a new 
theatre in course of construction. 

Matt Grau has started an action In 
the Municipal Court against Frank 
Moulan, the comedian. Grau claims that 
Moulan owes him $435 as commissions 
for obtaining four engagements. Moulan, 
Who is represented by Nathan Burkan, 
admits to $125 indebtedness for one' of 
the engagement's' 'secured, but denies the 
balance of the account 

The Sunday night benefit which is to 
be held at the Cohan and Harris Theatre 
on December 21 for the Paulist Fathers', 
summer recreation camp baa been 
underwritten for $5,920 Father Peter J, 
Hoey is the prime mover in arranging 
the affair, and the details of exploita- 
tion are to be handled by J. J. McCar- 
thy and Theodore Mitchell. 
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The A. E. A. has received a complaint.; 
against J. R. Cunningham, producer of 
"The Woman He Wanted," In which 
five members of the company allege they 
rehearsed for five weeks and, following 
a demand for payment for the extra, 
week, were informed the show "wa*. off 
for the present. The new Equity con- 
tract held by the complainants calls for 
a limit of four weeks rehearsals, with • 
half pay for additional rehearsals.' Those 
making the Equity complaint were 
Helen Brosius, Albert Hlokey, Joseph 
Dernier, Roberta Bellinger and Yvette 
St. Clair. The matter Is under investi- 

The Cheese Club, an organization com- 
posed of theatrical press/ agents and 
newspaper men, held their first annual, 
caper at the Central theatre on Tuesday 
afternoon. About $3,500 waa realized 

.through, the sale of tickets and/ a- 
souvenir program.' The house wan sold 
out for the performance, and B. F. AI- 
bee donated $500 besides. The proceeds, 
with the exception of 10 per cent, do- 
nated to the Actors' Fund, will be used' 

.for the establishment of club rooms. 
The feature of the caper was the v . 
presentation of a one act play written 
by Tom Oliphant, entitled "The .Posse." 
In this offering; which was produced by . 
John Cumberland, only members of tho 
club appeared. Those in the cast were 
Tom Oliphant -Fritz Tldden,' Marc C. 
Connelly, Pat'V; Kyne, B. T. Dillon, 
Lduis Reid, Al. Kay ton, Jack No wm ark, 
Charles McCllntock, Dayton 'Stoddart, 
Benny Holzman, James McGrath and 
Gerald Spero. Among the professional ' 
talent who appeared were Fred.. and 
Adele Astalre, Fay Bain ter, Edith Day, 
Bernard Granville, Harry 1 Tierheyi lry> 
ing Berlin, Margaret Irving, Emily 
Drdnge,: Eddie Cantor and George Lo - 
Malrje, Rube Goldberg, . Harry. ..Her ah - 
field, Doris Kenyan, Grace La Rue, Bert - 
Leveys Harry Carroll, Richardson 1 and 
Shaw and William Rock and Wb i; 2,> 
3, 4, C, and two more girls. V 

Tho haberdashery underneath VARI- 
ETY'S New York office has Had to call 
tho police several times lately, to regu- 
late the crowd .'looking for entrance Into 
the store, to secure some of the window- . 
advertised bargains. When the Broadway 
and . 45th street corner was trans- ; 
f erred to .Marcus Loew and notice given 
the tenants to vacate within DO days, 
the haberdashery posted large signs, id 
its windows, announcing all goods would 
be Bold at a discount of 50 per cent 
While removal sales are*quite common, 
this one aroused much attention, per- 
haps through the high prices now pre- 
vailing or because the sale of tho corner 
had been widely published. Before the 
haberdashery secured the store, it had 
been a saloon for years. Early last 
spring, with prohibition in sight, the 
saloon sold its short term lease and, with 
the cost of remodeling the gent's fur-', 
nlshlng store, had an initial expense of 
around $12,600. That was with the ex- 
pectation the corner would remain un- 
disturbed for some time to come. Now 
the building must be vacated by Feb, L 
When VARIETY first occupied- its, pres- 
ent location 12 years ago it expected to 
move any month and continued expect- 
Ing to be notified to move at any time 
since then. The chances aro that the 
haberdashery will net a large profit on 
Its dally removal sales. 



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Officials of the Fund Expect to Obtain at Least $1,000,000 by 

These Special Matinees— Entertainments Are Being 

Given in 45 Theatres in New York— $2,000,000 

Is Set as the Figure Required to Estab- _, 

Hah Permanent Endowment 


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5 '.?7 ■;"'•.'; Under the country wide slogan "Think. 
Thank, Help!" special matinee per- 
- , .formances will be given this afternoon 
. (Friday) in 221 cities dotting the coun- 
1 • try trom Skagway, Alaska, to Pensacola, 
■■ Fla., In celebration of Actors' Memorial 
Day and In benefit of the Actors* Fund. 
; It was not possible early this week to 
secure from the fast speeding commit- 
teemen an approximate total which will 
be netted by the special performances, 
but it looked assured that $1,000,000 
would be attained when other perform- 
ances necessarily postponed will have 
been given. That, however, is but halt 
the goal sum set by the committeemen. 
Upon investigation of the Actors' 
Fund activities the financial and mer- 
cantile leaders who are heartily sup- 
porting the Actors' Memorial Day drive 
.Bald that $2,000,000 would be required to 
provide a permanent endowment, the 
Interest from that sum providing the 
expenses and disbursements annually. 

The promise to Daniel Frobmajn that 
$2,000,000 would be gained Justifies a 
continuation of the drive, regardless of 
whether tome benefits will be given as 
late as next spring. Mr. Frohman stated 
this week that should the original sum 
be secured the Actors' Fund would be 
safe for the present at any event. But 
It Is the full purpose of the committee- 
men to continue their drive activities, 
making every effort to endeavor to have 
all cities reach the quota allotted. 

New York is leading the country, as 
expected, both aa to money subscribed 
and the number, of performances. Shows 
are being given' in 46 theatres in New 
York this afternoon, that b'ing 90 per 
cent of the legitimate houses. It is ex- 
pected that New York will turn in over 
$500,000, though its allotted quota was 
more than $1,000,000. Chicago 1b expect- 
ed to run second and in that city six 
special matinees are being given, In- 
stead of fourteen, as first intended. 

The actual number of cities and towns 
given a quota is almost 1,000, or nearly 
every community having a population of 
over 5,000. Some of the smaller places 
have already reached their quotas and 
have Bent in their checks. Many of these 
.cities, not mentioned in the list below, 
will bold their performances on another 
afternoon. Others are giving special per- 
formances, including vaudeville, and 
still others, where attractions are not 
numerous, are holding dances and simi- 
lar functions in aid of the fund. * 
' Several Important cities have post- 
poned their Actors' Memorial Day per- 
formances. Washington will net give Its 
special matinees until Jan. 13, while 
Bostons' matinees have been postponed 
until next May. This goes also for San 
Francisco, Buffalo and Cleveland. In 
the latter two cities the delay ia due to 
civic conditions, but most of the post- 
ponements are due to the fact that those 
cities have not nearly approaches the 
kuota allotted. It is felt that in grant- 
ing the delays a bigger sum for the fund 
will be secured. Failure to attain the 
quota at many points is explained by 
the. fact that the committee* -re not sd 

Today marks the culmination of seven 
months' labor for ihe Actors' Memorial 


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Day. It has meant Incessant effort on 
the part of men prominent in large af- 
fairs, in addition to the never ending 
labors of Daniel Frohman. Oliver Jones, 
as secretary for the fund, has carried a 
big burden. But the man who has actu- 
ally managed the campaign not only in 
New York but throughout the country 
ia W. Ward Smith, who is modestly 
listed as associate chairman of the Me- 
morial Day Committee. Mr. smith is a 
lumber man and one of the most promi- 
nent in .the Liberty Loan drives. Criti- 
cism was aimed at him for bis concen- 
tration on the theatres. So to show his 
spirit he gave up his private duties and 
has been working for eighteen hours a 
day on the Actors* Memorial Day drive. 
He has Infused mu 'h of his spirit into 
the local committees. 

This afternoon's performances will 
have speakers prominent in the local 
communities where the shows are given 
address the audiences for four minutes, 
outlining the patriotic work done by the 
theatre and Its people. There will be a 
response by an actor-speaker express- 
ing appreciation of the stage for the 
support given the Memorial Day celebra- 

In New York the allotments for the 
various houses has not only been 
reached, but in many Instances they 
have gone far ahead. Several houses 
have subscribed more than $30,000, while 
for others around $5,000 has been se- 
cured. There la no secret to the stump- 
ing of activities in the outside cities. 
Many drives, including one for the Red 
Cross, seriously cut into the Memorial 
Day work. 

Monday. Mayor Hylan of New York 
issued a proclamation to the- people of 
New York endorsing Actors' Memorial 
Day and calling on the public to heartily 
support the celebration Friday by sup- 
porting the special matinees and mating 
the event a "banner day of apprecia- 
tion and generosity." The proclamation 
includes appreciation of the stage for 
its work in the war drives and Its par- 
ticipation in going overseas to entertain 
the A. E. F. 

Sunday last In the pulpits of the 
Catholic and Episcopal as well as 
churches of other denominations ap- 
peals were made to support the Actors' 
Memorial Day and the Actors' Fund 

Ono r>f the leading committeemen was 
in conference with John D. Rockefeller, 
Jr., this week. The financier has aided 
in the Memorial Day drive and he ad- 
vised the committee that a substantial 
subscription would be made by him on 

Last Sunday night in Newarrc Louis 
Mann gave a special showing of 
"Friendly Enemies," it being figured that 
more money would be drawn than on 
Friday afternoon in the Bronx. It was 
the first legitimate sbow ever permitted 
by the city council of Newark on Sun- 
day. Jersey City also held several spe- 
cial performances for the fund on Sun- 
day and in Atlantic City and other 
points vaudeville shows were held for 
the same benefit. 

Providence, R. I., Dec. 3. 
Rhode Island's campaign for the bene- 
fit of the actors' fund was given material 
impetus last week by the announcement 
of an Initial gift of $5,000 by Col. Samuel 
P. Colt of Bristol, head of the United 
States Rubber Company and father-ln- 
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The Actors' Equity Association wUJ 
seek to counteract any Influence toward 
the enactment of a law m aking Sunday 
performances legal. The association ia 
opposed to such performances. The 
members who attended a closed meet- 
ing held Sunday afternoon at the Hotel 
Astor, emphasized it without a dissent- 
ing vote. 

Aa a result of a number of resolutions 
embodied in one and submitted by John 
Emerson, the future of Sunday per- 
formances over the United States, where 
performances are legal la to become an 
issue absolutely unfavorable to Equity. 
As a result of the resolutions an 
artist now playing in one of the New 
York productions offered an amendment 
which was adopted. It called for a com- 
mittee to be appointed by the Equity 
to go to Albany. 

Comparison was made and discussed 
as to why the actor should be compelled 
to work Beven days in the week. . 

An issue was also made of the no- 
Sunday shows at the meeting in its re- 
lation to Equity artists playing vaude- 
ville in dramatic playlets. After Borne 
debate it was declared that that art let 
came under a different branch of the 
organization when so employed. The 
future action of the Equity in this re- 
spect, as discussed at meeting, so far 
does not conflict with vaudeville. 
The only theatres in New York offering 
legitimate productions on Sundays are 
the Yiddish playhouses, playing both 
matinee and night The Sunday shows 
are the biggest item in the business of 
the Yiddish playhouse*. 

Further Interest In the course of the 
meeting centered Itself on the proposed 
erection of Equity theatres. It was 
stated, members are opposed to Ihe 
erection of a clubhouse, but that they 
favor the theatre Idea. 

Artists were urged not to engage 
themselves to a certain producing man- 
ager, who, it was declared, was making 
a bid for actors among the agencies. 

A few minutes before the meeting was 
adjourned, a motion was made and 
seconded, It was said, that a contribu- 
tion of $1,000 be sent to the steel 
workers, who. it was declared, were still 
striking. The motion was "nayed" out 
and pronounced uncarried by the chair- 
man. * : ' 

Francis Wilson presided. The meet- 
ing was attended by a membership that 
filled the boxes and the entire floor of 
the ball room. 

In a letter under date of Dec. 1, signed 
by Sam Harris, president of the Produc- 
ing Managers' Association, and Marc 
KJaw, president of the United Managers' 
Protective Association, sent to Francis 
Wilson, president of the Actors' Equity 
Association, It was denied that these or- 
ganizations were sending representatives 
to Albany to promote Sunday night per- 

The letter in full reads: 
Mr. Francis Wilson, President the Ac- 
tors' Equity Association, 1476 Broad- 
way, New York. 

Dear Sir: — The morning papers record 
the fact that a resolution was passed by 
the Actors' Equity Association yesterday 
to oppose the lobby alleged to nave been 
sent, or about to be sent, to Albany to 
promote Sunday night performances. 
Neither the Producing Managers' Asso- 
ciation nor the United Managers' Pro- 
tective Association has -made any such 
move nor authorized any such step. If 
agitation of this kind is going on. it is 
by Individual managers, of which we 
have no knowledge. 

President the Producing Managers' As- 

President the United Managers' Pro- 
tective Association. 

A complaint filed with the police re- 
garding Job. Weber's "The Little Blue 
Devil" at the Central had Inspector 
Henry sitting in for one of last week's 
performances to judge if the show was 
"saucy," as claimed, or not. The In- 
spector tailed to find mucb really ► - 
naughty, but thought the "Naked 
Truth" number, which had the chorus 
disrobe so much that they showed their 
bare knees, should, be cut— and it" was. . 
Reviews, which pointed out the few 
clothes of the girls, has been one of the 
beat box office magnets for the show, 
but for some reason the producer failed v 
td give out the Inspector Henry visit. 

"Little Blue Devil" was the only mu- 
sical show to offer a special matinee last • 
Friday. With the holiday and football 
crowds in town, the house management 
figured a Friday matinee better than 
the usual Wednesday matinee, elimi- 
nated last week. The dope ran true, 
the show getting $1,061 for the Friday 
afternoon; Just doubling the usual 
Wednesday afternoon. receipts. Through 
rescallng of the house the show tipped 
$15,000 for last week. 


Oliver Morosco will close his "Merry 
Mary Brown" In Elmlra on Dec. 13. The 
show will be brought into New York and 
fixed up for a local presentation early 
next year. This week in Syracuse an 
entire new act is being interpolated into 
the piece. 

He is also. closing "So Long Letty." 


Duluth, Dec. 3. 

The road company playing "Scandal," 
and headed by Ann Winston and Herbert 
Ransom, closed at the Lyceum here last 
Saturday, after doing poor business on 
tour. "Too sophisticated for the road" 
was the verdict of the management. 

The entire crmpt.ny left for New York. 

Selections for Gorky Play. 

Although no official announcement has 
been made, Arthur Hopkins has selected 
a number of players for the. proposed 
Gorky's piece called "A Night's Lodging.'' 

The players .nclude Gllda Varesi, Rollo 
Lloyd, E. G. Robinson, Pauline Lord. 
Charles Kennedy 


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Before the week is over, it is predicted,^ . 
the routing of railroad shows will be eo 
seriously hampered that every road show 
wllfl be stalled. The first Indications of 
tHe blow were felt In the Morosco offices, 
when it was announced that the ''So 
Long Letty'* company, now In the South, 
would close Dec. 13 In Waco, Texas. 

It was said that the principal reason 
was the inability to -secure baggage cars. 
It was also pointed out that as early as 
Nov. 20 the Morosco officers wrote J. M. 
Conn ell, general passenger agent of the 
Santa Fe Railroad, with headquarters 
In Topeka, Kan., asking for a reserva- 
tion to take effect on Dec. 7. 

His reply In the form of a telegram 
came back saying: 

•Your letter 20th regret account ex- 
treme shortage will be unable to provide 
baggage cars "So Long Letty" company 
as outlined itinerary. Miry possibly be 
able to provide combination baggage car 
and mail car with thirty-foot baggage 
space." ; 


The Nicram Producing Co, Inc* has 
•been formed, capitalized at $10,000, for 
the purpose of producing Max Marvin's 
playa The corporate title is the. play- " 
wright's name reversed. 

Lee Shubert is affiliated with Marcin 
in this venture and will be president of 
the corporation. Marcin will be vice- 
president William Klein and Nathan 
Burkan, the attorneys, will be re- 
spectively treasuior and secretary, Klein 
representing Shubert and Burkan. for 

The corporation will produce plays 
other than Mr. Marcln'B plays. 

Marcin turned over the dramatic 
rights to several books which he held, 
in consideration for $5,000- worth of 

"Mabel Be Careful" Closes. 
Max Spiegel's "Mabel Be Careful." a 
musical comedy, closed at Newport 
News. Va„ last Saturday night The 
company returned to New York on Mon- 
day. Poor business and the fuel short- 
age is ascribed as the reason for closing. 
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Alan Dale Calls GestV Show Indecent— Puzzling Points 
About Critic's Remarks — City Government Investi- 
' gates— First Night Drew Better Than $16,000. 
Goes to Chicago^After Nine Weeks Here. 


The Comstock & Gest production of 
"Aphrodite" opened at the Century and 
was received by open arms and a cer- 
tain amount of acclaim and gentle pan- 
ning by all of the metropolitan dally 
critics, with the exception of Alan Dale. 
Dale's pannings .was very strong and 
created discussion as to the exact cause. 
Dale wrote a most scathing arraign- 
ment of the performance for the "Ameri- 
can," but withal one of the greatest 
box office notices ground out for a piece 
in a decade. Dale's criticism was headed 
"'Aphrodite' Vulguly Indecent." This 
waa printed on page eight of the "Ameri- 
can," but on the front pass there was a 
single column box headed, " 'Aphrodite* 
Is An Offense to City's Decency." Under 
that head thera appeared the following: 
The massive scenic production of 
"Aphrodite" drew to the Century thea- 
tre last event. ig an audience expecting 
to be shocked, and even in blase New 
.York the expectation was realized. 

The play is built upon a novel by 
Pierre Louys that has been sup- 
. pressed. It deals frankly — too frankly 
— and realistically — too realistically — 
with the courtesan life of Alexandria. 
Its promiscuous intermingling of semi- 
nude negroes and half-naked women 
Is an offense to the decency of the 

There is not an adequate excuse for 
the pruriency of the production's ap- 
peal, for an abundance of opportunity 
exists to make a successful spectacle 
and a vivid dramatization of the 
eensuous' life of the East without 
building It around unblushing debase- 
ment . 

The plea that decency must give 
way to art has always been used to 
justify these exploitations of sen- 
suality; but it Is -possiLle to be wholly 
artistic and reasonably decent at the 
same time, and the time seems to have 
come when this sane balance should 
be Insisted upon. 

The American has always opposed 

a censorship of the stage, but unless 

public sentiment and the existing 

police powers of the city are sufficient 

to check the tendency of some -dramas 

toward le Jness the stage should have 

a censorship here, as in England. 

The TBvening Journal" took up the 

"pan" and In Its 8th .edition ran an 

eight column ribbon across the top of 

the page in what is known as one of 

Its No. 24 heads, reading, "'Aphrodite' 

Is Indecency in the Name of Art. Says 

Alan Dale." In addition to this there 

was a two column box In full face type 

calling the attention of the public to the 

"frightful exhibition of nudity" at the 

Century, and reprinted at the side of it 

was Dale's criticism. 

The Mayor decided to act on the no- 
tices of the opening performance and 
addressed the following letter to Com- 
missioner of Licent-es Gilchrist Tuesday 

"Press accounts today condemn as 
Indecent the production 'Aphrodite,' 
which opened at the Century theatre 
In this city last night. s . 

"Consequently, I believe that an Im- 
mediate Inquiry should be made Into 
the character of this performance, 
and if it is, found to be offensive to 
the public taste some way Bhould be 
found to suppress it Immoral plays 
must not be flaunted in the face of 
the New York public. There is al- 
ways ample support for good, whole- 

some productions here,' but I am abso- 
lutely certain that the people of this 
city will not tolerate anything that 
borders on licentiousness. 

'You will please co-operate with 
the police commissioner In prosecuting; 
your investigation, which I desire you 
to make Immediate." 
To the Police Commissioner he wrote: 
"I have this day directed the com- 
missioner of licenses to co-operate 
with you fin an investigation Into the 
character of the production 'Aphro- 
dite,' which opened at the Century 
theatre last evening. Enclosed please 
find copy of my letter to the Commis- 
sioner of Licenses." , 

Commissioner of Police Enrlght is at 
this time taking a vacation at White 
Sulphur Springs, Va. 

At the Century Tuesday night it waa 
stated some one from the Commissioner 
of Licenses office was present at the per- 
formance. Inspector of Police Domlnick 
Henry was present In the theatre, but 
his visit was jiot an official one, and 
when last seen he was applauding the 
play as the curtain went down on one 
of the early acta 

There was also present and In con- 
ference with Morris Gest a representa- 
tive of the "American." His knowledge 
of matters theatrical Is rather wide and 
Gest was overheard explaining the piece 
to htm as the action progressed. 

The second night performance of 
"Aphrodite" packed the Century. The 
house report was that the gross for the 
single performance was in the neighbor- 
hood of $6,290 and this with the "second 
night seats" out The opening night at 
110 top was something around $16,000 
and the Initial week of the piece in New 
York will bring something like $60,000 
to the box office. 

In various quarters It was stated that 
the* Dale criticism was brought about by 
that reviewer's recollection of his police 
court experience when his play, the 
"Madonna of the Future," was produced 
in New York by Oliver Morosco several 
years ago, but others maintain that this 
is not at all likely, as the Dale reviews 
In the "American" since his return to 
the' staff of that paper have seemed 
bereft of that freedom of expression Dale 
formerly exercised. This is one of the 
puzzling points in Dale's "Aphrodite" 

The papers all over the country have 
carried wire reports of \ the New York 
sensation that the piece caused and that 
will naturally tend to create a demand 
on tour for the attraction when it leaves 
New York. Gest says that this will be 
after a season of nine weeks at the Cen- 
tury and then "Aphrodite" will be moved 
to the Auditorium. Chicago, to follow the 
grand opera season there, but this seems 
doubtful on the face If the Century will 
continue to draw over the $50,000 mark 
weekly with the show. 

The Actors' Equity Association mem- 
bers of "Aphrodite" have filed claims 
with the A. E. A. against Comstock & 
Gest for payment for the extra week of 
rehearsals given. Morris Gest has filed 
a counter-claim In which he states the 
postponement of the show and extra re- 
hearsals were occasioned by the long- 
shoremen's stril.j, and constituted a 
contingency tha. he was power, ess to 
overcome.. . The ' Equity has the cases 
under advisement 
On Wednesday morning the American 


John Cort'e plan to establish the 
Standard as a regular legitimate house 
Christmas week, by . Introducing Mi ml 
Aguglia In a new 01ay called "The Whirl- 
wind," was stopped early this week when 
the star refused to accept the engage- 
ment Mme. Aguglia, who Is well known 
in Italian drama, in her native land and 
,here, first knew of the 'date through an- 
nouncements made* In the dallies, which 
stated that the house nevertheless would 
retain its popular price scale. 

Aguglia set forth her objection- to the 
Standard engagement to the manager. 
She advised Mr. Cort that as her ap- 
pearance in "The Whirlwind" was her 
first debut in English, she ' would not 
jeopardize her reputation by appearing 
in it in a theatre acknowledged as a 
"spoke In the Subway wheel." The 
scheme to retain popular prices was an- 
other point objected to. 

It waa later understood that the idea 
• of popular prices would be abandoned 
and the Standard would carry a $2 scale 
for the .Aguglia engagement and per- 
haps others to follow. The star, how- 
ever, has taken the position of appear- 
ing only in a recognized Broadway house 
for the premiere. 


There will be a rather general price 
of $6.60 a ticket, including war tax, at 
all of the theatres on New -Year's eves 
The one exception where the price will 
be higher will be the Globe, with a price 
of $7.70 a ticket for "Apple Blossoms." 
The Hippodrome will get $4.40 a seat 
for the holiday night 

The' scale at the Globe for Christmas 
and New Year's weeks will make ft pos- 
sible for that house to draw about $33,- 
000 gross weekly. Not a single per- 
formance will be played with the scale 
at less than $3.86 a seat This la us- 
ually the price for the Saturday and 
holiday night performances, the reg- 
ular price being* $3.30. 

The agencies have been Informed that 
the $6 scale will be in vogue ail over, 
and are acting accordingly in fixing 
their prices for New Year's eve. They, 
however, do not look for a tremendous 
demand that night because of the "dry" 
condition. . . * '-f 

{Continued on Page 29.) 


Like the Oriental song cycle that swept 
the country last season, there seems to 
be a similar tendency in the matter of 
plays. Already .i.ree Oriental shows are 
gracing the boards on Broadway to 
healthy box office receipts, these being 
"East is West" "Rose of China" and 
"The Son-Daughter." 

Now A. H. Woods announces a new 
trio of Oriental plays, In all of which 
he will be more or less Interested. He 
has two adapt. -c' from Sax Rohmer's 
books, to be known as "Dr. TVu" and 
"Dope." Earl Carroll naa also written 
an Oriental comedy called "The Way to 
Heaven," to be produced by him In con- 
Junction with Woods. 

How many more are In the process of 
writing one can only surmise. 


The management of the Ritz-Carleton 
Hotel has registered an objection with 
A. H. Woods regarding the use of the 
title. "A Room at the Rltz." In the 
Channlng Pollock play of that title a 
murder is committed*, in a "Room at the 
Rltz."' but In this case it happen, to be 
one of the apartment houses named the 
Rite and not the hotel. 

The hotel, management however, 
threatened legal proceedings in the event 
that the title was used. Therefore, after 
the piece has been presented on tour 
under the original title, it will come Into 
New York as "The Moving Finger." ' 

"Acquittal" at Cohan & Harris. 

Cohan A Harris* "The Acquittal/* 
after a run of several months in Chi- 
cago, la scheduled to open at the Cohan 
& Harris theatre New Year's week. 
This may mean "The Royal Vagabond" 
will end its New York run at that house 
and go on tour. . 

Several changes in 'the cast are con- 
templated before bringing the show 
into New Turk. 

The singers of the Vatican. Choir, 
Which completed a tour of this country 
with a performance at. the Metropolitan 
Opera House Tuesday night and a mati- 
nee performance in Bridgeport the same 
day. sailed for Italy Thursday. The 
singers were here since ' September 18, 
and gave 66 concerts, playing to slightly 
less than $500,000 on the tour. The three g 
concerts given in New York grossed 
about $86,000. The first was at Carnegie 
Hall, the second at the Hippodrome and ■'.' 
the final one at the. Metropolitan. 

The principal points visited on the tour 
were Quebec In the Northeast, St Paul 
■in the Northwest Omaha in the West, 
Son Antonio in the Southwest and New 
Orleans in the South. The highest 
dignitaries of the Churcr in this country 
witnessed performances, Cardinal Be- 
gin, In Quebec; Cardinal O'Connor, in 
Boston, and Cardinal Gibbons In BaUi-' ; :*§ 
more. . 

There was not a discordant criticism 
in the entire tour, nor a single concert 
lost end there was not one man 111 on ''■■ 
the entire trip. The management which 
presented the organization of singers - 
housed and fed them and in addition to ■ 
paying greater salaries than they would 
have received in Italy, also furnished 
them with a small spending allowance ; 
in addition to their board and lodging. 
The idea of the tour originated with 
James Sie vim who was originally backed H; 
by J. P. Muller and who went to Rome 
to secure the singers After he had the 
project underway Muller organized the 
St Gregory Musical Society In this ' 
country to underwrite and finance the 
tour The society and those interested 
in the financial end will come out with '■■>;-? 
some slight loss on the tour. This Is due, —V 4 
however, to the singers returning to 
Italy before they had completed the trip - ' ' 

to the Western coast The cause for 



their return was a summons from Rome 
to be home In time to sing the Christ 
mas services there. i : 

When, the singers were ready to sail 
from the other side It was discovered 
that there was some difficulties with 
the State Department over their pass- 
port vise, and at this point J. J. Mc- 
Carthy and Theodore Mitchell were 
called Into the company to handle the 
details of the tour. They first swung 
the authorities here and then 'arranged 
for the landing of the singers m this ^ 
country after they had been held up i* 
at Ellis Island. .. „ • 

The entire tour of the organization ,1^ 
was' booked at the last minute, for there 
was no guarantee that they would ar- 
rive In this country at all. Some of the 
dates were arranged for (ess than four 
weeks in advance of the concerts., 

.The advanqe organization, consisted 
of Joe Vlon, Arthur Ryan, Charles Rice 
and William Roddy. Back with the 
show were Carl Reed and Fred R, 
Zwlfel and two interpreters. 

The tour, despite the slight loss that ■',- 
the promoters sustained, is looked upon ;:"> 
as a tremendous success from the stand- 
point of music and the Church in th,Is ; 
country. AH the financial profit accrued m 
was received by the Scots Cantorum qt ~$M 
Rome and by the choristers In salaries. 


"Carnival" the English spectacular 
drama, opens Deo. 15 at the Shubert- 
Belasco, Washington. Godfrey Tearle, 
who is being starred in It, Is one of the 
producers in association with Messrs. 
Mcleod and Ephrlam. 

The piece, which is by H. C. Hardlnge 
and Math es on Lang, has played on tour 
in England and opens at the . New 
theatre, London, next February., : 

The Ruth Chatterton engagement at 
the Miller theatre will be concluded' In 
a fortnight, at which time Milter and - 
Blanche Bates, in the new James Forbes 
piece, will be produced there If it can 
be gotten ready in time. 

Lawrence Marsden Is rehearsing the 
May Tully play, which is to be produced 
by Lewis J. Selznick. Reglna Wallace 
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This Week Showed Immediate Drop—Shows Not Able to 
Stand Pace to Go Before Christmas — Six Plays With-* 
drawtt— Out-of-Town Conditions Excellent— In- 
creased Admission Prices Discussed — "Aphro- 
dite" Should Get $50,000 This Week— 

Broadway held to form last week and 
as expected the harvest week of the sea- 
son piled more money - into the box- 
offices than any tone this season — that 
with just half a hundred attractions bid- 
ding. Inflated grosses topped all other 
seasons* records through the increase In 
scales which worked to profit twice he- 
cause of the Thanksgiving. Wot all 
shows played an extra matinee, the 
tendency to drop the Wednesday after- 
noon still prevailing, thereby keeping 
the number of performances within the 
sight per wee:; limit. Only one other 
week this season can top last week's 
figures and that is the Christmas to New 
Tear's span. 

.Business too ran true to* conditions 
starting this week, with a sharp decline 
except for the pronounced successes. " 
The three-week period between new and 
the holidays will make for a clean. ng-up 
process in the matter of eliminating at- 
tractions not able to stand the re- 
markable pace requircl this season, and 
it is certain that the long house shortage 
will again be eased by the first of 
January. There are still a score of new 
plays waiting to come in. 

No less than six plays withdrew last 
Saturday after having been primed to 
stick until after Thanksgiving and get 
last week's easy money. Two of the 
withdrawn shows. "Just a Minute" and. 
"Flfty-Fifty. Ltd.." stopped, although the 
latter may go on out on the one nlgnt- 
ers in a revamped edition. The four 
others started for the road, they being 
"On the Hiring Line." "See Sa.w." "The 
Dancer" and Where's Tour Wife." 

',." Conditions in the cities outside of 
New Tork last week were Just as 
favorable to big takings. One musical 
show did $7,000 for the two perfor- 
mances Thanksgiving in Philadelphia, 
but that was beaten in New York by 
several houses. The star gross for that 
day went to the "Happy Days" at tbs 
Hippodrome, which played to $18,200 on 
lbs day and went to $83,460 for the 
week. Only one other week at the Hip 
ever exceeded that figure, the house 
playing to $89,000 fair the week of Oct. 
12, The Hip u out for a record. It has 
an advanced scale for last year, with $3 
the top for Saturdays and holidays 
(both performances). It expects to reach 
$100,000 for the coming Christmas-New 
Tear's week. 

The matter of increased admission 
prices; in New Tork and on the road 
continues to afford discussion. Man- 
agers insist that the increased costs 
all along the line demand Increased ad- 
missions. One manager with three musi- 
cal shows stated that for the week end- 
L.g Nov. 20 the combined gross of the 
trio was $49,000, and yet the total 
profit netted was but $3,000. To offset 
this he jumped one of the companies 
into a bad stand through forced book- 
fngr conditions and drew a loss, which 
almost ate up the combined profits of 
the week before. Managers say that in- 
creased coats also include the tighter 
terms which the. are forced to accept 

i because of booking congestion. 

i Figuring the number of attractions 
waiting to come to Broidwrrr and the 
number which will probably withdraw 
within the next three weeks, there ap- 
pears to still he a condition where pro- 
ducers are continuing to bid for houses. 

!*• It certainly is the yea rfor the theatre 
ewner or lessee. Stop limits are h'^h 

r enough to insure big seasonal profits. 

Guarantees are freely demanded and 
producers, who haven't, unlimited back- 
ing are giving In to snob) regulatio 4 
rather than stand continued losses 
which touring brings without a New 
Tork reputation. 

. The coal strike situation docs not 
loom up threateningly to New. Tork 
though, there is a .chance et regulation 
in regards to the big electric signs. In 
the central west, however, the closing 
of a number of. important cities has 
caused additional trouble to the booking 
men in addition to losses, for the man- 
agers. With the route clogged up it looks 
sure that a number of big attractions 
wfll be Torced to my off until the bal- 
ance of their routes can be picked up. 

"Aphrodite" at the Century has 
usurped the spotlight not only from the 
four other new attractions which ar- 
rived this week, but from all the others. 
The show is the greatest spectacle yet 
put on in this country and it represents 
prodigal production outlay. One of the 
papers attacked the play from its front 
pages, saying it is indecent, which led 
to the Mayor ordering an investigation 
by the commissioner of licenses. All of 
which brouglrTa box office Jam which 
should make for a clean-up for the Mor- 
ris Gest, F. Bay production. 
Figuring the $10 first night "Aphrodite" 
should go to $50,000 for Its first week. 

Among the other new offerings Elsie 
Jan is and "Her Gang" stands out as a 
hit at the Cohan Theatre. Lanrette 
Taylor in "One Night in Rome" did not 
gain flattering notices. "Three's a 
Crowd" at the Cort and "My Lady 
Friends" at the Comedy opened Wednes- 

Two non-musical sho s beat. $19,000 
again last week. One was "The Jest" at 
the Plymouth, which got $19,349 without 
an extra matinee Only the last week 
last spring, before the show closed down 
for the summer, beat that figure. The 
other show te reach top class was 
"Clarence," it too getting $19,000, but 
with an extra matinee. "Apple Blos- 
soms" drew $24,000; "The Bon-Daugh- 
ter" went to $16,000. with "The Gold 
Diggers" around the same figure; 
"Declaasee" beat $13,000; "Bast Is West," 
a champ holdover, went to n-arty 000. 
New figures were drawn from practical- 
ly every house in New Tork 

"Buddies" hit the class in takings by 
going to $22,000, and other musical shows 
went Into great money. "The Magic 
Melody" climbed up to the leaders 
among the Shubert group of musical 
plays .wi" over $16,000, with "The Pass- 
ing Show" of course topping i others. 
The latter's however, is nc reg- 
ularly as strong as first indicated. Other 
figures for last week's big draw can be 
found in New Tork Shows and Com- 

Few new shows will arrive until 
Christmas. The only new show was 
listed for next week up to Wednesday. 
It was "MiwS Millions" at the Punch and 

Despite the fact that a number of 
buys have run out and not been re- 
newed there are still $0 running this 
week. There has been a buy of about 
400 seats for "Aphrodite," 300 for Elsie 
Janis and about 160 a night for Lau- 
rette Taylor. - 

The buys now running are "Son- 
Daughter" (Belasco); "Abe Potash" 
I Bijou); "Little Whopper" (Casino); 
^Continued on Page 27) 


The Burnaide-Habble production, 
"Miss Millions," Is to come 4nto the 
Punch and Judy theatre next week. The 
piece has a company of (0 and a rather 
heavy production. The tatter fs to be 
cut down to meet the conditions of the 
stage of the. little house, but the com- 
pany will remain the same. . . . 

The "Miss Millions" show has a sal- 
ary roll of $4,800 a week and the figur- 
ing' is that it wilt have- a hard struggle 
to get by at the Punch and Judy be- 
cause of the limited capacity of the 
house, which seats only 300. At a $3 
scale, which the show is to play at, the 
best that the house can get on eight 
performances is $7,200. With a salary 
roll, of $4,800 and a possible extra 11.000 
for newspapers and billing it looks as 
though the bouse la going to com* out 
at the short end. 

dwrW Hopkins is at present abroad 
and it is understood that B. Hi Burnable 
has been directing* the destinies of the 
Punch and Judy. Even with this con- 
dition the house could not be gotten 
at less than $1,000 weekly and then 
there would only be $440 left to cover 
royalties and production charges. 

"Miss Millions- was opened out of 
town and is playing Providence this 
week. The management aould not ob- 
tain any further time on the road be- 
cause of crowded conditions, and rather 
than close the show and disband the 
company fn order to wait for a large 
house they decided to take a chance. 


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Boston, Dec J. 

©. M. Anderson's "Frivolities of IMS,* 
which was taken off some weeks ago after* 
• try out of several days, arrived berel 
Sunday for a series of dress rehearsals* 
The show is due to open a three-week 
engagement at the Boston Opera House' 
at the latter end of the week. It is then 
primed to go into New Tork, maybe at 
the 44th street 

There have been a number of east 
changes. Nan Harper in and Nellie and 
Sara Kouna remain In the lead. Others 
are Henry Lewis, Davis and Darnel, 
Sammy Weston, Irene . Dehroy, Seven 
Musical Nosses, Thornton Fly nn, Charles 
L. Marsh, Zelda Stanley and Glenn and 
Jenkins, a colored team. 


A theatrical post of the American Le- 
gion, named in honor of Captain Robert 
Stowe GUI. who died ht France and was 
8 member of both clubs, was formed by 
members of the Lambs and Players Dec 
8. The following officers were elected; 
Everett Butterfield, commander; Earle 
Booth, vice-commander; John C. King, 
adjutant; Earle Metcalfe, secretary; 
Basil Broadhurst, treasurer, and Robert 
Middlemasa and W. J. Connelly, mem- 
bers of the executive committee. 

It was "Resolved, That the particular 
purpose of the organization was to foster 
Americanism,, and' especially to keep 
watch for any un-American propaganda 
connected with the American stage and 
screen " 

Minneapolis, Dec. 3. 

A new $100,000 theatre is to be erected 
in Virginia City, Minn., on- lots for- 
merly owned by the Virginia Brewing 
Co., and located directly opposite the 
Grand. ' 

Rubel & Finkelstctn, who operate* a 
string of theatres In the "Twin Cities" 
and other towns; William J. Hamm of 
Minneapolis, and William J. Rezac, also 
theatre owners, are interested in -the 

The theatre will play legitimate at- 
tractions, and when these are not avail- 
able a vaudeville program will be pre- 
sented, secured through the Marcud 
Loew offices. 

Leo DitrichBtein, who has been tour- 
ing in "The Marquis ds Priola," is plan- 
ning to appear next in "The Red Mask," 
the play tried out on the road last season 
by Winthrop Ames, with Richard Ben- 
nett in the leading part It did not work 
out successfully for either of them. 

The play may be renamed when Dit- 
richstein appears in it Brandon Tynan 
■w'll be in the cast He is now playing 
the son in the Lavedan drama. 

Philadelphia, Deo. 9. 

The Charles Dillingham "Canary" 
management claims the highest gross 
Thanksgiving Day at the Forrest ever 
played to a single day at that house. 

The original arrangement between 
Anderson and Jean BedlnJ called for the 
latter to stage Anderson's shows, the 
first being "Frivolities." ,It is claimed 
that a two-year contract was made; 
calling for 9600 weekly for Bedmtv The 
latter ia reported going to court over al- 
leged" contract violation. W. B. Fried- 
lander, who rewrote it, is staging the 
revised Anderson shew. 

War Drama Is to Be Produced. . 

"A Man's Job," by John Meehan, tried 
oUt in stock with the Lowell (Mass.) 
Players some weeks ago. will be pro- 
duced by William Harris, Jr.. in the 

It is a drama and deals with the war. 


Curse Peyton has a lease on the Lex- 
ington theatre for four weeks, com- 
mencing Dec 22, when he will fnstat a 
stock there. Mr. Pay ton is paying $9,20* 
rental for the month. 

Following the four weeks of Peyton's 
the Chicago opera goes into the Lexing- 
ton for another four weeks, with Payton 
holding an option for 13 weeks longer, 
following the eat pi ration of the opera 
engagement - Should the opera wfsb an 
extension of time. It will have to do 
business with Corse, 

Cleofante Campaaini, general director 
of the Chicago opera, was stricken with 
double pneumonia early this week and is 
now at the St Luke's Hospital. Chicago. 
John Brown, the New Tork representa- 
tive, said Wednesday his condition pre- 
dicted a swift recovery; 


It was learned that Jack Pratt, en- 
gaged as special press representative for 
the Billle Burke show, is out after serv- 
ing in that capacity for a fortnight 

Pratt came off the "cable desk" espe- 
cially to do press work for Zlegf eld's 
attractions in the absence of 'Leon Fried- 
man, who went on ahead of the "Fol- 
lles." The press work for the Burke 
show and the two Ziegfeld roof attrac- 
tions ia blng handled by Victor Kiraly, . 
general manager for Flo Ziegfeld. 

George Lexnafre is writing a review, 
lyrics by Blair Tray nor, music by Archie 
Goettler, called "Broadway Brevities of 
1920," which he will produce next sum- 
mer in association with his brother. 
Rufus. A feature of the production will 
be the selection of a cast of players 
never before seen on Broadway, with the 
exception of the author, who is under- 
stood to have refused an offer from 
Florenx Ziegfeld for next season. 

Grace George will put into rehearsal 
In two weeks a' new play, the name and 
authorship which is being withheld. It 
is definitely stated by the William. A. 
Brady office that this play is not "The 
Widow's Mite" tried out last spring on 
the road. 

Miss George is now touring in "Quick 
Work," by Sir Arthur Pinero, 

Preston Gibson has been commis- 
sioned to write a play for David Be- 

Farce Catted "Not Tonight Dearie," 
The Blaneys intent: trying out a farce 
by Harold Brlggs. in stock, shortly, en- 
titled "Not Tonight Denrie." 

Forrest Orr and Frances McGrath will 
head the company. 

1$ mm 


Longaors <12tb week). 
~Uks every attraction la Now Tcrrk last 
ires*. Ik* takings ware abnormally largo 
and cbw honM recsrts were created. Oot 


►AolrresHe," Ceantury {let wesk). Opened 
' MoiMJuy algfct to tka »l w* srogls eer- 
- itrrtnanoe |MI« ncrt, daimed to be 
noaev 3*».t«0. Skew bailee m * »■«*• 
•Ma prsaacrlon ana tM aroesed moca in- 
teres*, including aomt violent press Objec- 
tions. Should Clem -an- 
"A Taeee la the Dark," R«rubllc (16 th -week). 
"Will aUy three weeks laager, wit* a new 
snow ^probaUy "Breakfast in Bed") ano- 
cwdlnir. Christ nu week. 
"Apple Boenm," 4Heee <«tfe week}. Con- 
tiro* Its capacity *aee. Sfst poasttde Co 
draw raere in naoneera. Ant a new bouse 
■toss wait attaiaed last weak through holi- 
day scale. Old U4.DO0. 
"Buddies," Selwya <6tf» week). Now running 
. at *2.G0 top <pKa war tax), as Intended by 
Its producers. Skew etartea at excellent 
pace and extra adrarticteg tn maintain 
interest.. Omar |=S,WM tost week. 
"Cknafs Wise.* Ueertr <U week). Ttayed 

• tn avieasUd business Jaat week. With, an ex- 
ceptional oast supporting BilUe Burke and 
critics accepting the play as very unusual. 
kit is in sight. 

"Clarence," Hudson tilth week). ■With extra 
raatiiree last ^eek tkie ceaneay vaceess 
stgels beet ui. to afaewa at an type, again 
to uasoa. 

, Breadawrst <17ta week). Zs 
dxe to As succeeded around the beUdaya. 
' Ha- accomplished a coed rua. 
•'Chilian Clothes,'* Morosoo (Wth week). 
Holding to good business at a kit), WO 
pace and ahould remain alt -winter. 
•Dittowe," Empire lith week*. Lest week's 
crass broke tits .Empire's easiness records 
by over *i,Q08- Above 115,000. -Selling eight 
weeks ahead and Is solid dramatic hit. 
"East Is West," Astor (WW week). Wetting 
stops this comedy and it balds on at tIt- 
tttal capacity, with anvasy tabttags dose to 
the leader*. Looks good for saaavn. 
IJcie Janla. Geo. V. Cohan (1st week). Opened 
. Header night, drawing very favorable oom- 
saeat Show planned lor a short stay, but 
may develop good run. 
•JMlies." Amsterdam «JM week). Final 
week. Put awar another heavy gross last 
week, with an -extra matrnee and $5 top 
■ Thanksgiving night. **lionateur BoaucsJre" 
. apens Dec 11. 

•Girl iu the Uurailm, n Brange (Wh week). 
Had its best week last week. Running to 
good -prollt .and wM stick aW winter. 
•Vole asigsera," lyeenro <>0tb *■***». One of 
the bid rani of the sea ion, going at abso- 
lute capacity. Kew house record last week. 
•Greenwich Tillage vbaUes. H Bases (21st 
week). Jumped again and drew nearly *16.- 
000 last week. Looks strong enough for all 
winter. - 

*Bappy Bays." Hippodrome (J '.th week). Hip - 
jumped to one of tta greatest weeks, get-. 
ting a gross of **M*Q- Thanksgiving Day 
performances drew 18,601) and 19.600 for 
afternoon and night respectively. Week's 
business surpassed bat once betore, when 
nearly *8».«0* was gotten tweek Oct. 11). 
"IBs Beeer. Abe Tatasb," Bijou <ltb week!. 
- Itoaning along to exoelleat knameBe, with 
house about capacity except tor Wednesday 
••Irene," Vanderbllt (3d week). Naturally 
moro than held Its paos tost week and with 
the extra matinee went over 116,000. Bhow 
sure at rnntaag all season and is one of 
the leaders In demand. 
"Little Whopper." Casino (Sth week). Had 

Its best week last week 
••UghtnlnV Qaiety «4th week). Continues 
at great pace, the only performances not 
going to capacity being Wednesday after- 
"linger Longer Letty," Fulton (3d week). 
Seat 413,000 last week and is well thought 
of. Question whether it can stand up with 
strong competition. 
•'Little Blue Devil," Central (Sth week). 
Eliminated Wednesday matlneo last week, 
but played both Thursday and Friday after- 
noons, the latter performance setting an 
excellent play. With Increased scale, show 
got 11.1,000. 
"Music Melody," Shubert (1th week). Fared 
very well last week with aver J16.000 in. 

♦ MlilulgUt Frolic," Amsterdam roof (10th 

week). Flaying to big bualaesa On* or 

two of tho "Follies" stars going Into roof 

show after this week, with "Follies" going 

tin tntir. 

"Msoultght and Honeya»rkie, H Miller (10th 

week). Henry Miller and Blanche Bales 

. due In at ChrUUra* time. Ruth Chatterlon 

fetiln'c tn ih» rwul with (ho current piece. * 

i "My La«ly Friends." Comedy, (1st week). First 

H. H. Frsxee piece offered ihls tenson. 

• Ciir ton Crow-ford starred. Opened W*dnee- 

«av. * 

•Nightie NlgM." Princess (13th week). Kay. 

lac to profit with last week big. Slated to 
remain until lata in January. 

••Ktffhlng Bat lave/* Mth Street (Irk week). 
Awttxhed ever trem lbs Lyric last weak and 
is getting fairly healthy play. Wm remain 
uatn after the holidays. 

"©a* Sight to Rem*," Criterion (tot weak). 
New starring vehicle for Lauretta Taylor. 
Opened Tuesday night. Bsvtews varlawa. 

Opera Comkjae. Park Wh wea k) Had 
-Robin Hoed- tost waak. getting over »13,- 
gdt, which tod managysoent to «onUmie *kt- 
tractian tor a sooood week. Bwamess 
dropped. , , 

"Palmy Bays." Playhouse (6th woek). Plana 
may aaad this show out shortly 'and < : 
should get aooaey an the road, despite 
Broadways not playing It big. "Abraham 
Lincoln" mention «: as successor. 

Ireneh Players, Parislen (3d -week). Played 
to around capacity last week and continues 
to very big business. House until and 
subscription Vst aiding, Xhongh attractions 
are drawing attentsoa. 

•Passing Show," Winter Oar-den (Ttfc week), 
it may be the »J-00 top eatabltoksd to hart* 
lag. Sales thatugk brokers who are han- 
dling big buy are not ap to expectations. 

• Bcly Bsty Eyes," Knickerbocker tilth 

week). Has three more week s to ran. ac- 
" onrdtaC ta prcBent^booWag plan. Oeorge 
Lederer-a "As»fel Fane" da* Dae. ». , * | 

•Was «t Sites Lsjrtiaaa,- Oarrtok' (M week). ■ 
Theatre Guild offering attracting attoattoa 
Chrongh preaeuoe of Jamas S. Haattftt, 
etarring- .-;2~. . 

-Boas *i China," Lyric (2d week). Played to 
$11,000 hurt week with first day out Heavy 
advance sale aided with the holidays. Re- 
views of the place variable. 

-Royal vagabond,*' Cohan' * Harris (40th 
week), will continue Its run until the end 
of the month, with "The Aoqulttal" sjrured 
to succeed. 

-Scandal," 38th Street (12th week). Again 
went ta over last week with extra 
matinee. . 

'Sen-Daughter." Bc:aaeo (3d week). Draw, 
ing big business with new. flgnres estab- 
lished for this house. Regarded as one of 
Belasco'a best productions. 

■The Storm," 18th Street (10th week). 
Showed as much strength last week as 
anything In town outside of the leading 
hits. Went to 11 3,900, aided by the hell days. 

'The Jest," Plymouth (21st week). Without 
extra performance this dramatic smash 
again lifted Its house gross and get ?19,- 

* 400. No further mention of the piece being 

"The Lost Leader," Greenwich Village The- 
atre (sth week). Drawing attention, but 
only fair business. Btors this week. 

"The Vnkaowa Woaian," aiaslne Elliott (4th 
week). Star still drawing, with last week 
especially big. 

-Three's a Crowd," Cert (1st . week). New 
comedy ana the third attraction In this 
house thus tar this season. 

"Tea Many Hosbands," Booth (Sth week). 
Smart comedy holding fta own to good 

"Wedding Bells," Harris (4th .week). Fares 
hit and regarded aa putting the house in 
toe 'teemo back" class.' 


The argument to revoke the license of 
Leo Newman, the ticket broker, was up 
Cor fccevrlnt; before Justice Groenbaum in 
tfae Supreme CvUrt Tuesday. A xnctnber 
of the eltya corporation counsel staff 
charged the ticket broker had forfeited 
alt eUUma to a license by bis repeated 
"scalping" methods, having overcharged 
above the legal 50c limit 

Louis Marshall, who represents all the 
ticket brokera. appeared for Sir. New- 
man. argtting that the ordinance . WAS 
unconstitutional and beyond the powers 
of the Board of Alderman which, legally. 
lacked the right to pass the law. Mr. 
Marshall forther continued one cannot 
place a limit on the selling price of a 
commodity, its value being proportionate 
to the worth of the service rendered. 
When a ticket broker charges a certain 
amount for a theatre pasteboard he was 
selling service, although- literally it was 
hut a theatre ticket. He held that tran- 
sients in town stopping at the hotels 
found it more convenient to patronize 
the hotel agency instead of standing in 
a box office lias as Is usually the case. 

Briefs were submitted. Judge Oreen- 
baum reserved decision. 
. There la another argument on the 
same matter pending before Judge Ra- 
'salsky. , 


Arthur Hopkins' special season, of 
Russian drama WQ1 start Christmas 
week, playing off matinee afternoons at 
the Plymouth. The -first piece to be of- 
fered win "be Maxim Gorky's "Might 
Lodging." Should a success be regis- 
tered this piece is intended to be given 
Sunday nights at -the Plymouth through 
a, ' subscription ' plan. Mr. Hopkins In- 
tends, nothing but successes to be given 
for the special Sundays. 

Sated to begin approximately at the 
same time Russian drama is also slated 
for the Longacre, to be offered by Rob- 
ert Whlt'tler. The latter appears to have 
selected the same play as Mr. Hopkins, 
although It Is being called *TCUjht Ref- 

With both managers going ahead 
there wSl apparently be a contest' of 
Riisslan plays. 

shows nr Chicago. 

Chicago. See. 3. 

Business terrific, with ThaaksglTmg nmUne* 
and night sellout tor. practically all houses. 
Gold snap didn't hurt business at week-end, 
and indications are that Immlnest holidays 
will set ap) records, 

WOODS.— "Cp tn Bfsbel'a Room" as popular 
as seer, closed Its thirteenth weak with a gross 
at .fttMXM and showed ' large advanoa tor its 
rraiteealk week. The aettar th* business gets 
the more money Jake It— ssrhal spends for 
advertising. Here <s ana local showman whs 
Is crasy— Use a fo*. 

STODE8A3CER -The week closing Saturday 
said to be the beat ef th» manr taanarkabls 
weeks at' "Take It Front He," which has bit 
ea ahaoat htcredlbls pace. It was claimed bjr 
the maaagsratint the two Thanksgiving day 
snows grssssd 1T.TO0, and that the business 
tar tin wm* was an ths sunny side of 134,000. 
-That's shoot Ins pretty ctpse to ths -"Follies' " 
beet easiness bore last season. <14th weak.) 

I*. 9ALLE.--T*.-! (or Three" sticks with 
business good if not sensational.' There was 
a big profit ta the week's business -of 110.000, 
the cast being only five people, (11th week.) 

COHAN'S GHAND.-"T*» Aoqulttal" runs 
along on ball-boarlngs with no tamawaya, 
but comfortably Oiled bouses, at each show. 
(1 1th week.) - . 

BLACKSTO-N'E -KJeorge Arlias In "Jacques 
Dugal" getting (for his house) splendid busi- 
ness; 10.000 on the week. (Fourth week.) 

OARR1CK.— "Tumble la" gaining momentum ; 
{Continued on Pa(/c 29.) 


Boston, Dec. 3. : ^ 
Jane Cowl handled effectively a crit- 
ical situation Monday night at the Park 
Square theatre at a time when any, 
symptoms of fear on her part might 
easily have precipitated a "fool panic" 
on the part of a packed house. 

It wag the opening night of "SmlTta' 
Through,'* and it was quarter of nine 
before the curtain rose on a restless .and 
more or less riled audience. During the 
first act, the footlights, which had been 
dimmed with light cloth, began to smoke 
at the right wing, the smoke becoming 
more and more apparent. The house 
finally began to buss -ominously and a 
house attendant climbing the arbor over 
the orchestra, finally ripped away the 
cloth and pulled out a wad of cloth that 
was glowing but not aflame. 

It. stopped the show . and Ethejtbert 
Hales started to stamp the ball out his. 
action causing it to burst into flame. 
Miss Cowl in that west casual of tones 
that Is always effective with a panicky 
house, quietly assured the audience that 
there was positively Ho possibility of 
danger and when the ball of cloth, still 
blazing, was carried off the stage, she 
stepped back into her role so neatly and 
cool that the house gays her an out- 
burst of applause. 



Syracuse, Dec. 2. 

Syracasans will not see Mrs. Irene 
CaaUe-Tremaln of Ithaca, as a witness 
for herself in court. 

Mrs. Castle y est or Jay settled in f nil- 
the damage action brought against her 
by Angelo C Albino, local tutcber. 

During the last State fair, Mrs. Tre- 
maia's chauffeur, Leo Brock, brought 
ths actress to the fair and then . "bor - 
rowed" her high powered coupe for a 
"joy ride." Two Syracuse girls and. a 
Syracuse youth completed the party. 
The oar was going fastc. than the law 
allow*, according to police reports, 
when it struck the Albino automobile. 

The terms of the settlement ware not 
made known. < 


Maxlne Elliott will play in rehearsal 
Dec. 20, a play by William J. Hurlhurt, 
called "Trimmed 'in Scarlet." It was 
produced last summer Jn London at ths 
Globe, with Violet Vanbrugh in the lead- 
ing role. 

Previously it had toured the provinces 
for a year under ths direction of Clifford 
Heath erley. 


"The Lost Leader" quits at ths Green- 
wich Village Theatre tomorrow night. 
Its successor la to bs a p'ece entitled 
"Curiosity," due to go In In about a 
week or so. 

The Irish piece has been playing to 
about |400 a night since it opened. 

McLaughlin and Woods Negotiating^ 
Robert McLaughlin is negotiating with 

A H. Woods for the production of his 

■new play. "Fires of Spring." 

In all likelihood Woods will sponsor It, 

McLaughlin awaiting the signing of the 


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Pittsburgh, Doc. : '.i, 
>Betiy Be Good." the -now Stewart and 
Morrison musical play, showing here this 
week, is srsjof the attractions which has 
been long waiting for. a chance to hit 

The piece was threatened with V 
forced closing because of tightness in 
bookings. It goes to Boston, however, 
next week, starting a four-week engage- 
meat at the Wilbur. 


"Honey Gui" ia.the new name of th<? 
Sam Shannon musical show which tried 
out as "They're Off." It Is St musical 
version of "Checkers," but the book has 
been re-written by Kddle Clark since its! 
premiers, and rehearsals for the! new 
version will shortly begin. 

Sam Bi Harris is interested with 
Shannon In the production. Oeorge Mc- 
Kay will again appear 4n the cast. ■ >> 

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San Francisco, Dec. 3. 

Naming » several women affinities 
Korince Carter has Sled suit here 
against her husband, Charles Carter, the 
magician, for neparate maintenance and 
a division of realty holdings worth 

Carter is now planning a world tour 
and sails for the Orient this -month. ' ■ 


Leonore Han-is accuses a corset con- 
cern of Using her picture without her 
consent as part of an advertisement 
and asks $10,000 damages. • ^ ' 

Counsel stated that 15,000 pictures* 
showing her draped and undrapetl, had 
been distributed, :.;*•.( 


Chicago, Dec. 8..... 

S. T. Sevany, also known as Devany. 
a play broker, was sentenced to a day 
in Jail by a federal Judge after he had 
been la durance for some time In lieu of 
bail, on charges of having pirated for 
lease to amateur dramatic organizations 
the scripts of "Within the Law," "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate." and "The Girl of the 
Qojden WesL" - 

His sister. Aline Bavany, also ary 
rested, pleaded not guilty and gave bail, 
to be tried Deo, Zi. The business was 
conducted by mail. 




Sunday Wrarrts for 8oldiers. '"'''' 
Special shows for ' soldiers will bo 
given Sunday nights at the Bijou for 
four weeks commencing Dec. 14. Mabel 
R. Beardsley will superintend the pro- 





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After the big cleanup of Thanksgiving 
week, which brought large profits to the 
bankrolls of managers and producers, 
it was expected that there might be 
quite a letup in business in the legiti- 
mate houses, but the week opened very 
promisingly, and while there was a slight 
falling Oft! in several of the houses, it 
was nothing to talk about. 
! All the theatres gave special matinees 
on Thanksgiving Day and boosted their 
tunings all the way from between $6,000 
" Mind $8,000 on tho day. This, of course, 
was the result of the boosting of prices 
for lower floor seats, which went up to 
$3.60 and war tax at two or three of the 
shows. It was estimated that the holi- 
day, despite the counter-attraction of 
the Penn-Cornell football game, which 
brought thousands to the city, , added 
close to $100,000 to the daily business. 
It was reported that "Monte Cristo" got 
around $8,000 on the day at the Shubert, 
while the Cawthorn-Sanderson piece, 
"The Canary," at the Forrest pulled in 
■very close to that figure. Frank Tlnney 
did more than $7,600 on .the day, with 
"Come Time" at the Chestnut Street 
opera house, and "A Prince There Was" 
got around $6,000 at the Garrick, The 
Broad with "Daddies," is getting a heavy 
play, and with about $6,000 on Thanks- 
giving Day did around $26,000 on the 


Lew Fields in "A Lonely Romeo" had 
a fine start at the Lyric this week and 
the show made a very good Impression. 
It will be shifted to the Shubert next 
II week when "Monte Cristo" leaves and 
-V Bertha Kalicli in "The Riddle Woman" 
Bjjfe cjmes in. "Tea for Three" is doing fine 
bv rness at the Adelpbi and caught its 
W share of the holiday week rush with 
mi. an extra $6,600. "Oh, My Dear," suc- 
gj& ceeds the Tlnney- show, which ends a 
S-M very successful run at the Chestnut 
M" Street opera house. 
El?;" "The - Old Homestead" is repeating its 
lip good business of earlier in the season at 
m tho Walnut. "My Honolulu Girl" comes 
vv r next week. 

'Sunrise," the rewritten Willard Mack 
g§* piece, formerly called "The Logic of 
ȣ Lfirry,* is doing fair business at the 
Little theatre. , 


'Sidney H. Brodle resigned from the 
Shubert offices this week and steps out 
as a New York house and company man- 
ager, Saturday, after being. with the firm 
for six years. During that time he had 
handled many of the Shubert string of 
theatres on Broadway, as well as at- 
tractions, and is considered one of the 
'i best and most skillful house managers 
along the Rialto. 

The withdrawal resulted from a mix- 
£;.. up, the result of new regulations recent- 
fj&jx. ly Provided for. Shubert houses. It also 
*V caused the elimination of Ben Mallam, 
known as the Shubert's private detec- 
tive, who Is credited with having in- 
;';'■. augurated the' new regulations. Ac- 
V; cording to reports Mallam sent in his 

pvi'.' B r °die has received several offers for 
mi similar berths with two other producing 
£ M ' flrmsv :.•' 

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W$ Charles J. Rich Back to Hollia. 

Boston, Dec. 8. 
Charles J. Rich has recovered from 
Sp£. the' serious accident which befel him 
:.'"•.■ some weeks ago. He will not be con- 
nected with the Colonial here after this 
1$t' season, as the new lessors, Erlanger, 
-."' Dillingham & Ziegfeld, take possession 
It •; /then. : •' 

£L, / Rich will confine his activities to tho 
J. Hollis. He is not* Interested In the 
v Tremont, another Erlanger house. 


Dunn Leaving Marc Klaw. "- 
Henry K. Dunn, now. serving Maro 
Klaw as private secretary, is going over 
to William Fox, as the latter's confi- 
dential secretary. 
His resignation takes effect Dec. 16. 

Dulutb, Dec I. 

Changes -in the theatrical line-up in* 
Duluth are taking place almost daily. 
Following the sale of the Rex and Lyric, 
pictures, by Thomas Furnlss to Hamm, 
Ruben & Flnkelstein of Minneapolis. It 
was believed that Mr. Furnlss would 
retire from business, at least tor some 

Duluth was surprised to hear the vet- 
eran had purchased four iota above the 
Rex theatre, fronting on First street and 
Third avenue West, for $180,000. No- 
announcement has been made as yet as 
to Mr. Furnlss' plans, but it Is believed 
he will return to theatricals. 

The purchase of the. Lyceum Is be- 
lieved merely a speculation, as the sum 
paid on the contract if said to have been 

Reports 'thai the Orpheum -will seek 
new quarters when its current lease ex- 
pires are heard dally. It Is also said 
that offers have been made on property 
for a new site on Lake avenue and Su- 
perior street, a site much more desirable 
than the present one. 

Hamm, Ruben & Flnkelstein are re- 
ported dickering for picture houses In 
' Superior, Wis. , 

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Alcazar.— "Polly with a Past" (Alca- 
zar Stock Co.), with Belle Bennett and 
Walter Richardson. 

Casino.— Will King Co. (twenty- 
eighth week) and A-H A W. "V. A. 

Currant-William Courtenay la "Civ- 
ilian Clothes" (first week). 

Colombia*— "A Tailor Made Man" 
(second week). 

Majestic— "Ten Nights in a- Bar- 
room" (Majestic Stock Co.). 

Maitland Playhouse— One-act play- 

Princess.— Bert Levey vaudeville. 

Savoy.— Crossman's Yiddish Players. 

Wigwam.— A-H ft W. V. A. vaude- 


Providence, R. I., Dee. t. ' 
Providence has a new union of theat- 
rical-employes affiliated with the Amer- 
ican Federation of Labor and with, a 
membership of 286 persons, men and 
women. Ushers, ticket sellers and 
takers, porters, police and firemen and 
all classes of theatrical employes except 
stage mechanics and picture operators, 
organized last Sunday, Local 17,169. 
Theatrical Employes. 

•The A. F. of L. charter was granted 
as the result of efforts on the part of 
State Organizer Joseph Gray. The new 
union will have delegates both to the 
State Branch. A. F. of L. and the Provi- 
dence Central Federation Union. 

No demands for higher wager or 
shorter hours have yet been made but 
it Is anticipated action tending toward 
these" may come at any time, now that 
an organization has been perfected. 

The opening of "Aphrodite" which 
started a; the Century Monday, it is 
claimed, I- one of the very few premieres 
which ticket speculators failed to se- 
cure tickets. 

It is figured that the first night 
reached a gros- of over $20,000 which 
is about 20 per cent, more than first an- 
nounced. ' - 

Suit for Damages Against Frohman. 

George Arliss and George C. Tyler 
have filed suit in the Supreme Court' to 
recover $4,376 damages from Chas. Froh- 
man, Inc., alleging the amount to\be the 
sum they were overcharged by the de- 
fendant corporation in obtaining the 
rights for the production of the play. 
•The Mollusk," by Edgar William 
Davlee, a British playwright. 

The plaintiffs charge in the complaint 
that their takings during the show's 
20 weeks' run last winter totaled $146.- 
650, with Jan. 20, 1919, the best week to 
the extent of $12,413 gross for the six 

Cincinnati, Dec. 2. 

Owing to the sudden illness of .Mabel 
House, Sybil Fooshee was given her role 
In the "Rainbow Girl" at the Grand, and 
made good. Edna Hetler, who did .ft 
dancing specialty with Miss House, 
would hot go on, because she wanted to 
be at the bedside of her pal, and this 
gave "Johnnie" Jordan an opportunity 
to trip into the other part. 

The two understudies were notified 
at noon, hopped into a brief rehearsal 
and gave a faultless performance at 
theatre time. 

"Just a Minute" Put Away. 

Mabel Withee, from "Just a Minute," 
Joined "Flo Flo" in Pittsburgh this week. 

"Just a Minute" went to the store- resume his position as manager of Zleg- 
house. .•.••'• Xeld's "Follies." 

Rosenbaum Returns to "Follies." 
Boston, Dec. 8. 
Edward B. ("Pop") Rosenbaum, tenv 
porarlly the manager of the George W.' 
Lederer "An^el Face," left Saturday to 


Announcement is made that Lola 
Fisher and Snimet Corrigan are to be 
co-stars in a new play by Clare Kuzner 
called "Roxy." The central character, 
Roxana, is a part specially built around 
Miss Fisher, and the piece is headed for 
Chicago, opening at the Blacks tone Dec. 
9. The show was put on by W. H. Gil- 
more, while George C. Tyler is its pro- 
ducer, making the seventh for him this 

"Roxy" follows George Arliss into the 
Blackstone, the latter going off tour. 

New Orleans. Dec. 8. 

"Maytime" opened at the Tulane, Sun- 
day and is a good show for the road 
though the present cast Is not approach- 
ing the original company. It has, how- 
ever, been appearing around this terri- 
tory to capacity, and had an overflow 
opening here. 

John Hayes' voice got all the attention 
and he has been widely noted in the 
show's tour of the southern cities. 

Alex CarVa Eyes Injured. 
-It was reportefl early in -the week 
that, owing, to an accident Alexander' 
Carr had suffered an injury to his eye 
that at first threatened his sight. 

A charming little Engllxh nelresR who played 
the part of Blanny In "Fair »n.l Warmer" st 
the Prince of WalM Thwitre, London, and 
who la Boon to Visit Ani'-rlca 


Bookings for the Pay ton Players, 
Cleveland, O., include Lillian Stuart, 
second business; .Elizabeth Rathburn, 
characters; Ted Brackett, Mabel Buell 
and Eddfe Sorghan. 
— Joseph Pay ton, a brother of Corse 
Pay ton, Is manager and director of a 
group of stock players bearing his name 
which opened its season at the Prospect, 
Cleveland, this week, replacing the 
Prospect Players there. Marie Daniels 
and Selmar Jackson are heading the 
company, John Blake and Olga Hanson, 
respectively, taking care of the juvenile 
and ingenue roies. 

Charles E. and Harry. Clay Blaney ex- 
pect to open a dozen stock companies 
at the various summer resorts and wa- 
tering places adjacent to New York. 

Light comedies and farces will be pre- 

' -^ Los Angeles, Dec. S. 

May Robson is appearing in "Tish" 
at the -Mason. 

The Majestic stock Is giving "A* and 

"Civilian Clothes" continues at the 
Morosco. , 

"Woman," a Maurice Tou'rneur film 
production, is being shown with the 
promise of big business for two weeksr- 

"Watch Your Step," Columbus, Neb., 
Deo. 6. 

"THE BIG SHOW." . ;\ 
Elsie Janis has written her experi- 
ences "Over There." Miss Janis spent 
almost a year with the American troops 
at the front and also made several short 
excursions to a number of British 

It was Miss Jai.iB' mission to be 
"merry and bright" The illustrations 
would indicate she obeyed orders to the 
letter. The book is in the form of a 
diary and is written In a breezy and 
thoroughly Interesting manner. * It is 
published by the Metropolitan Book 

Wm. and Ed.' Lamar, brothers of the 
late Al Lamar (Lamar and Gabriel) are; 
staging a revival of "Buster Brown." 
The piece has been booked over the 
K. & E. one-nighters, with several week 
strnds routed. Opening has been set 
for Easton, Pa., Dec. 20. 

"Buster" wt.» originally produced as 
a vaudeville act uid lengthened Into a 
play 18 years ago. It played con- 
tinuously for 1£ years. ' 


It is practically assured that Godfrey 
Tearle in "Carnival" will come into the 
Shubert theatre Christmas week. The 
piece opens at the "Shubert- Belasco on 
Dec. 14 and comes here Dec. 22. 

Featured in the supporting cast are 
A. E. tfnson and Mary Malone. 


Three musical shows were In Pitts- 
burgh last week and all are reported to 
have done a good business. Mclntyre 
and Heath were at the Pitt theatre; 
Monte Cristo, Jr., at the Alvin, and 
Raymond Hitchcock with his "Hitchy- 
Koo of 1919" at the Nixon theatre. 

The Mclntyre and Heath show is re- 
ported as having done a gross of $21,000 
on the week. 



A revuo in two acta and eight acenea. Book 
fey Elalo Janis, mualo by Mlua Janis, William 
Kernel), Richard Fechhelmer, C. B. HiUlara. 
At tho George If. Cohan, Deo. 1. 

Tou Will have a wonderful time with "Elele 
Janis and Her Gang."— Times* 

Elsie Janis and "Hor Gang" of twenty e»- 
aervlce men and atz girls Btormed the George 
M. Cohan In • "bomb-proof revue" and 
•merged In the fashion of the A. E. F.— vic- 
torious.— World. 


A spectacular play In three .acts and seven 
scenes, based upon the novel by Pierre Fron- 
dale and George C. Hazleton, musio by Henry 
Pevrler and Anselm Coots!. At tho Century, 
Dec. 1. 

"Aphrodite" Is a colorful, even magnificent 
spectacle, and as such will -make Its greatest 
appeal.— rimes. 

It was when the spectacle was appealing ex- 
clusively to tho eye that it beBt Justified Itself. 
When there was recourse to the spoken text— 
and there seemed to be limitless text— the in- 
terest lagged.— World. 


Lucille Martini, soubret for Furnutn's Caba- 
ret, Albany. (Roehm A ltlchards.) 
William Fitzslmmons, "Iluclflng Tl,c Tiger. 1 * 
<#iKQd Nagi'l, '-'Opportuiillj," Willlnin A. 

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Tlmon, a OlMk Gallant. Frederick Macklyit 

Phrasllsa, • Courtier. ........... -Richards Halo 

Horatlua, a Roman Post Mayue Linton 

Naukratos. Phyalolaa to the Queen... 

••.. • • '. ••• ■••■ Ktienne Girardot 

Trmo zones. JHlnUtor of SUM. 


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. .Robert Ayr to a 
William Gedney 
Edward Nacht 
William Holly 
' -• Wallace Jackson 

Bubastla, a Court Chamberlain Win. McNeill 

Berenlke. Queen of Egypt Haxel Alden 

S racer of the Guard .....Nikolai Qlovatskl 
emetrlos, a Greek Sculptor McKay Morris 

Ampells. a City Courtesan Rita Gould 

A Renar... Berwick Koget 

A Donkey Boy. ........... ..........Basil Smith 

Votaries ot the Temple: 

Korlno , Suxetta Gordon 

Ioessa ...-, ..Mabel Allan 

Fruit Peddler.... Arnold Van Leer 

Fiih Peddler. Lester 8weyd 

A Young Sailor .....Richard Schwendler 

A Snake Peddler... William McNeal 

A Youth '. Edward Howell 

Harhlngtr Kbayam, an Asiatic Prince...... 

», Mark Loebell 

jfyrtla ;«...- 

Rhodoclela ........ 

City Courtezans: . 



Psrthenls .......... 



...Annette Bade 
.Carolyn Nunder 

..Hazel Miller 
,Loul::e Elan Id 
......Mai Poth 

... .Agnes Tata 

Oladys Morrison 

Pyralls .Augusta Magruder 

Bacchys. Mistress to Naukrates. ...Maude Odell 

Chrysis, of Galilee .Dorothy Dalton 

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love.. Mildred Walker 
Th; Queen's Ladles: 
■ Phoenike...... Estelle Paul 


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'Daphne . 

,. Elena ... 

.Sena . . tft 


'•■' Dory c las . 

Hermia .. 

Dials .... 

... . Batbylloa 
Damon . 
. Lyaander 

• Qadales 


Jester to the Queen. . 

Votaries of the Temple of Aphrodlter 

Mfiols ......-.".-......Vera Leonard 

Mausaarlan ..'. ..Shirley Warde 

Theano .Patterson Dial 

Mclltta ..,.., Hope -Sutherland 

Chlmeria.-a Greek Sybil.... . .Lucille La Verne 

Tount, the High Priestess..... Judith M. Voselll 

Atelltta'a Mother, a Princess Haxel Wood hull 

Bunikc, another Priestess. Genevieve Dohuro 

SiriKcr ••ass -Martin Breval 

...Clarence Reed 

Winifred Hampton 
....Dottle Edwards 

Ann Lyall 

Litis, Toselll 

........... .Kay MacCa us land 

.......Louise Adams. 

..Hattlo Simms 

Kathc r lne Turner 

....Anita Corradi 

...Julia Carroll 
...Kitty Gilbert 

•William Grieg-. 
.....Carl Llnke * 
...John Trlefalt 
.....J. Stafford 
.. ..Al. OJeman 
Clinton Russell 
..Henry CUne 

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Chief Butler tat Bacchys 

Female Slaves to Bacchys: 

DJala , ,-.. 


Apllrodasia, a Dancing Slave. 

Old Sailor 

High Priest.. 

.. .Paorl Arendine 

Lorna Mayer 

.......Mile. Dazie 

..William McNeal 
.Guy Collins 

Ladies of the Chorus-Valerie Sergeant, Hattte 
Arnold, Adele Lacy, BHIle Wedgewood, 11a 
Jewell, Isabel Stone, Gladys Fisher, Alois 
Yates, Ema Steinway. Gladys Leigh, Gelna 
Genova. H. De Witt. • 

Gentlemen ot the Chorus— Edward Howell, Rene 

De I,a Cbapele, Hugh Reed, Wallace King, 

Lionel Vetky. Leo Collins. W. Perloff, H. 

. Arden. Daniel ' Qalmby. John Surra. A. 

. Frank, Francis Murphy. 

Ladies of the Ballet— Betty Wayne. Ann Smith, 
Kathleen Lowry, Oriole Maude. Dorothy 
Scovllle. Helen Lyons. Margaret Mahgan, 
Dorlnda Bradley, Edith Maude, Ermlna 
Mathews, Mildred Marsh. Dorothy Chesmond, 
Louise Romafne. Georgia' . Poutch. Nancy 
■ Cobhan, Myrna Reeves, Margaret Mackenzie, 
Elvira Be'rtl, Dorothy Lee. Irene Van Cleef. 
Peggy-Raymond, Nelly Savage, Alice Wayne, 
Marlon O'Neill, EstoU .Gray, Betty Linn, 
Blllie Wilcox, Gae Foster. Vlolante Fran- 
celll, Anita Gay, Virginia McDonald. Vlolette 
De Chevljr. Rboda Sylvano, Estelle Penning. 

Others In the Play— Temple Votaries, the Queen a 
'Guard. -Litter Bearers, Priests and Chanters, 
Incense Bearers, Phoenician Sailors, Chinese 
and Jewish Merchants, CameL Drivers, Arab 
Horsemen, Peddlers, Fruit and Flower Sell- 
era, Astatic Attendants, Guests of Bacchys, 
t People of the City, etc. 

A brilli audience gathered at the Century 
Monday to see the first performance In this 
country of "Aphrodite." Nearly everyone ot Im- 
portance, theatrically, was there. The literary 
world was well represented. Jiven Fifth Avenue 
sent Its coterie,' lured from the Metropolitan's 
Monday evening display of necklaces .and tiaras. 
To this audience E. Lyall Swete, who directed 
the production for Comstock & Gost, made a 


"Not out of lore (or his dear, dear son-in-law 
and my dear manager, Morris Gest," he ex- 
plained, "but out of pure friendship for me, the 
wizard of the American stage stepped In at the 
last moment to help out." 

What's more, the -vizard was there to take his 
bow, and the audience might well have re* 
marked to. him, to David Belasco, as he went 
through his famous hand-stroking ot the hair, 
"Shake not thy grey, grey locks at ua— ws 
know." . 

And they found out after a month of fran- 
tic bidding for first night seats scaled at fit 
top on the theory, perhaps,- that you can fool 
the American public at least once. Rumor 
had been busy with the exciting Information 
that Chrysis, the courtesan, Impersonated by 
Dorothy- Dalton, would climb a tower and 
pose In the nude as Aphrodite. Afterwards 
the police would step In. Henco the demand 
for seats. 

• Well, she didn't. A drop was lowered over 
thu top of that tower and everyone on the 
stage talked about her and explained how 
tho pink veil falling to the stage was the 
last to shield her be auty fr om mortal eyes, 
but 'they Just talked about 1U So far as the- 
audlenco was concerned, everything was as 

moral aafr unsatisfyingTor-a-'noaUoBs Monday, ' 

Meanwhile, before. proceeding to give) an un- 
biased opinion ot the events Monday evening 
at "the- Century, the writer wishes to clap no 
underlain band la honor ef Morris Gest. It 
takes not only a showman but a man' ot parts 
to awing such a load of money behind suob a 
venture an ' 'Aphrodite." If certain parts ef 
the production are open to ctltloiam, these 
criticisms cannot rightly be charged to Cost's 
account. He took the big chance. HO spent 
all that was necessary and the news that -the 
publlo Is buying heavily Is good news to all 
who like brlHiant showmanship taking its dar- 
ing chance in these risky days. 

But this does not dispone of "Aphrodite," a 
spectacular, poetic and slow moving melo- 
drama, founded en the celebrated French 
erotic written years ago by Pierre Louys, with 
the scenes laid In Alexandria, Egypt, In the 
.decadent times' when they succeeded th. cor- 
rupting everyone and everything, even the 
pages of Aristotle. Egypt's queen, then was 
Berenlke, whose dark ralr. according to 
Louys, was her glory. Shock No. 1 Monday 
evening went on record among the cogno- 
scenti when; Hazel Alden appeared as the 
queen and wore the blondest of 'blonds wigs. 
. A dissatisfied, self-willed little creature, she 
loves Demetrlos, the sculptor. He lores no 
woman, but loves Instead his statue of Aphro- 
dite, better known to moderns as the Venus 
of the Romans. 

"- Naturally, this preference of the young 
sculptor irks the queen, but worse is In store 
for her. After' a series' of pageants. In which 
brilliant colorings, music, camels and stares) 
bearing high lit :er» -played their part, the 
crowds leave the stage to Demetrlos and Ms 
'friend, Horatlus, and there wanders In the 
fairest courtesan ot them all, 4 woman from i 
Galilee named Chrysis. For seven nights she 
says she has slept alone, but before, that She 
has been every, wealthy Alexandrian's mis- 
tress. Money, in consequence, has no lure 
for her. • : ■ ,. ... -.<:■,■,' . . .«■ 

To Demetrlos, who falls for her charm 
with a crash he laments in a musical ap- 
proximation of blank verse, she -puts a dare. 
"Commit three crimes for me," she tells him, 
"and I am yours." 

Bicbt here, the play .began to' liven up. 
Dorothy Dalton, before she went Into pic- 
tures, bad stage experience In stock Com- 
panies.' This was responsible for an elocu- 
tion at times hurried, but'' always fairly sat- 
isfactory. Not stock, but' the warm shores of 
Southern California accounted ' for the lure 
and the Indolent seductive magnetism she 
wore Into her temptation scene with the 
sculptor. Von began to feel then that you 
might get your money's worth. fc> 

Tou began to fee. more sure In the scene 
where Demetrlos steals the pearls for Chrysis 
from tho neck of the statue. It stood white 
against a dark background, tosed apparently 
by a living woman who for ten minutes 
kept her arms curved above her head. 
Three-quarters of the woman, however, was 
rear* statue hollowed out, with the' woman 
herself Inside It. Murder follows the stealing 
and the curtain falls only to -rise on a great 
banqueting . scene, for wheh Michel Poklne 
arranged a dance.. On the program he Is 
referred to as "the choreograph." Why? 
Sounds more mysterious than "an arranger 
of dances," perhaps. 

At any rate, the dance. Itself was a marvel 
ef brilliantly mingled colors, of cceL slim 
pink and white limbs of young men and 
women, wearing only breast plates and loin 
cloths, a thing of passion, movement and 
rhythm that fled away into the outer circles 
of the stage ■ like disappearing ripples to 
make room for Mile. Dasle, who danced as 
we have never seen her. dance before 'only 
to be crucified for her pains. This last was 
the result ot the false accusation that it 
w» j she . who had stolen the mirror . ef 
Bacchys, rival courtesan o Chrysl- This 
was a sadlstlo touch cleverly worked up, a 
bit perfectly e.cttd by Paste, a scheme to 
which a tall darkey as captain of the' house* 
hold with his whlte-teethed smile lent a 
final Insolence.. 

We came next to the. great excitement. 
At the studio of Demetrlos the queen tares 
madly, crazed for lor* of him. lie sends 
her away, throwing back " the great doors 
on his statue, veiling it because ot his pro- 
fanation of the shrine, then falling asleep 
on his couch a a If by maglo now, the doors 
draw onoe again apart From her pedestal 
the statue leaps down, crosses the room, 
speaks to him as In a dream, revealing under 
the plastered white as she crosses the floor 
every line of a perfectly shaped woman's 
figure, a figure no artist has ever thought 
approached tho male's for beauty. She re- 
turns, In real life, the program informs us, 
this figure belong to Mildred Walker. 

With the goddess now back on her pedes- 
tal, Chrysis comes. Sick at the thought of 
ber, having looked on a living. goddess, drunk 
visually deep of that more potent aphro- 
disiac, Demotrlos renuloer her. To prove her 
love for him, Chrysis dona tho gifts he has 
stolen for her, climbs a high tower amid the 
Etorm .and lightning, "and, discovered the 
people, is flung to . her. death. Site dies," but 
In the arms of Demetrlos. who at last ac- 

claims her- than Aphrodite more beautiful. 
In the book itself he ermes to her after her 
death and from tho cold, stiff Image of what 
was ones the passionate, loving woman he 
scorned, he moulds an Immortal Aphrodite. 

, Such 1 1 the play. It la not a success be- 
cause that tense dramatic concern With re- 
alities, that conflict so evident In "The Jest." 
is absent It might hare been all pageant 
and so successful, or all play. la the latter 
case, Pierre Frondale would * 1 » v » had to 
have more to do "with It than Its American 
adaptor. George C. Hazleton, if success were 
reasonably to bo expected. The truth is that 
Americans like Hazleton and Englishmen 
like Lyall Swete are constitutionally inca- 
pacitated to deal with anything Gallic The 
French can tell a story and make It naughty 
and .still charming. English and Americans 

Two things about the play were Indubitably 
successful, the costumes of Schneider and 
Anderson and Foktn.' arrangement of the 
danoes. The latter got f 1.000 a day for his 
services, Morris Gest whispered In a confiding 
moment, and' Percy Anderson was. six weeks 
in London consulting with Joseph and Phil 
Harker, who designed the scenery, and Leon 
Baskt also contributed costume bits, here and 
there. Incidental .-ustc by Henri Pevrier 
and Antelm Goetxl was pleasing, as 'were 
the properties designed by Anderson and Carl 
Link.- The lighting effects left much to be 
desired, but unfortunately we ' are those 
used at the Plymouth for a basis ot com- 
parison. ' The costumes for Foklne's splendid 
bacchanal were by Alice. O'Ncil. ' ; 

"Among the actors. Mia stood out. Mayne 
Linton was distinguished as Horatlus, : bat 
Etlenne Olrardot and Bobert Ayrton found 
the acoustic properties -' the. forme? New 
Theatre too trying for their elocutionary 
powers. .Lucille La Verne was excellent as 
another Cassandra, bat McKay Morris did 
not realise the high lights and deep shades 
of his .•part He pat in. every word aj'eren- 
ness of tone and accent that half killed It. 
In the Grove of Aphrodite, In the second 
act Patteson Dial, a , red-haired, ' slim girl 
danced with a girlish simplicity and abandon 
that was decidedly charming. heed. 


Richard Oak ............Philip Merlvate 

Mr. Justice Mlllburne. ...... ...H. Cooper Clltte 

SIgnor Diranda t~ . i .Oeorge Maleroni 

Denby Wragge • Barry Baxter 

Gresnam.... Thomas Coffin Cooke 

Blkra.. John Davenport Seymour 

Mrs.. Oak..- Mrs. Felix Morris 

Mrs. Redlynch.... I Louise Beaudet 

Zephyr. Helen Blair 

Klara ..Olln Field 

Iola ..Greta Kemble Cooper 

La Bainbina .'.. Marie Blanch! 

"L'Enigme" , Laurel to Taylor 

J. Hartley Manners' latest play of the series 
he has written for his wife, Laurette Taylor, 
Is an obvious one. But then sgaln one might 
argue that iso was . "Peg o' My Heart," which 
is reputed to have earned millions of TJoiTura .in 
profits and royalties, with the picture rights 
stilt. to yield up another, fortune. 

In the hands of a less skilled technician In 
.playwriting "One Night in Rome" would 
prove the trltest kind of entertainment Mr. 
Manners Juggles with the conventional melo- 
dramatic ingredients, with a deftness of crafts- 
manship . that .conceals to the. layman, the in- 
evitable .denouement. However, a few minutes 
after the two leading characters meet there re- 
mains but one- minor point to be elucidated— 
Just which of the regulation secrets of her past 
life the leading woman was so carefully con- 

To sustain tho'interost and "carry on" tor a - 
full evening's entertainment, the entire first of 
the three acts is taken up with "L'Enigme" 
(Miss Taylor) engaged In "telling fortunes" in 
a professional capacity, though not as a char- 
latan hut as a scientific reader, with the aid 
of a thorough knowledge of palmistry, phrenol- 
'ogy and. physiognomy. There comes to the studio 
of the mysterious seer, whom no one knows 
anything about, a man to have his future fore- 
told, brought there by his mother, who feara to 
let htm Journey to East Africa. 

Outwardly a strong man, he has been bom- 
pelted to fight all his life against fear, and she 
tells him "the boose of fear la the body— the 
temple ot fear la the mind," etc. 

Nevertheless, Miss Taylor, with the same tonal 
quality she brings to all her characterizations, 
is very convincing, very natural gad Very 

The three acts are designated as "divisions," 
the first being "the future," then "the present," 
and, finally, "the past" In the Utter she Is 
placed In the position whore her identity and 
pedigree will be disclosed by a nemesis In the 
person of her late- husband's .best friend. Up 
to that time the relationship between the two 
is not revealed— In fact, deliberately designed 
to intrigue. He Is an Italian and she affects a' 
foreign accent and employs phrases In French, 
Portuguese and Italian, more especially tho lat- 

It devclopu tho woman had been married to 
an Italian baron who shot himself at a party 
to which lie Iiad taken his wife, leaving a letter 
in which he accused , her of unfalllifulnesH, 
utterly, destroying her honor, and leaving ht>r 

t : : ' ifr*%£ 

penniless. Thus exposed and driven to bay she 
declares that but two people knew the real 
reason for the suicide— the doctor whom he had. 
visited that day and herself. And so "ho" (the 
hero) and "she" (tho heroine) went off to "si 
new country," to "begin life anew." 

The atmosphere,' situations and dialog were, 
however, so cleverly Intermingled as to bo 
worthy of a bigger Issue. 

With respect to the interpretation of the play, 
by the artists, George Tyler has supplied a 
splendid company, and every detail ot pro- 
duction and staging by the author Is in excellent 
taste.. ...;.■ 

Miss Taytor was called upon to utter s number 
of times la the play In Italian, and so, translate 
into English the phrase, "What Is to be will 
be." The piece will probably enjoy some vogue, 
due to the star's personal popularity. _- Called 
before the curtain after the second "division," 
or act, she- made the shortest speech on record- 
one word In Italian which sounded like/ 
"esperto." Upon inquiry It was stated the mean.' 
lag in English Is "I hope." Let as all hope. ■"' 

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..;.... ...... ......Elsie Jaels 

The Gang . . ... 1% ;- 

"Cirtek" Dereau 

Richard Ryan ..-..\.'- 

. BUI Reardoa ' 

Henry Jsnswlctt ' ' 'V 
Sam Burbank 
Frank Miller . 
Herbert Qott 

The Parlslennc Eva Le Galllrane 

The Y. M. C. A. Girl. ............ ..Ruth tY« 

The K of C. Girl.. f Henrietta Orsi 

The Ambulance Service Girl.... Margaret Sou_^ 

The Motor Transport Girl... LUItan Cullen 

The Red Cross Nurse. Mary Balfour 

Elsie Janls. ..;... 

BUI Kernel I. 
Eddie Bay' 
Bradley Knoche 
Jerry Hoekstra ' 
Jack Brant 
Charles Lawrence 

Along cams Elsie Janie with "Her Qant'.' 
and her "bombproof revne" at the Oeorge M. 
Cohan theatre Monday night, and. from the Im- 
pression the show made .then .and on Tuesday 
evening, wbeo a big bouse was in, another hit 
has arrived on Broadway. According to dope, 
the Elsie Janls show -was. framed for a short 
stay on Broadway and then a tour. Bat' the 
Show Is such good entertainment the stay oa 
Broadway by dU rights should be more of a 
run than an engagement ...•',.■ '. ,' ''V. 

Miss Janls, almost since the time the A. H. F. 
arrived la France, was with the "boys," sing- 
ing for them, entertaining then on every area. 
In the "X" -huts and on the platform of a 
squared circle. She didn't need an organiza- 
tion to send her across. ' She Just went and 
helped make things brighter for the American 
doughboy. True, only a star like Elsie Janls 
could have driven through the fog of red tape, 
But after, all, she did do things as an enter- 
tainer and she won the love of a million 
doughboys. ■ ". '< - V> 

Miss Janls says that 'those experiences over- 
sons will always be counted the- happiest and 
brightest hours ot her ■ life. And that's • trie- 
reason why she conceived the idea of a revue. 
In which she Is mainly assisted by boys" who 
were over there for Uncle Sam. None ot these 
doughboy players were professionals before the 
war, and most show that But several are due' 
to stay on. the stage. .The love of her experi- 
ence and. the happy . hours with her "boys," 
Miss Janls expressed In a poem called "Lest We 
Forget," which she. said "she wrote. It was a 
brilliant recitation, brilliantly written, with V 
beautiful sentiment. In addition h>" the "gang," 
there were six girls headed by the clever Bra 
Le Galllenne, but it was the boys who were) 
the real aids In putting over the Elsie Janls 

For the opening a top sergeant appeared be- 
fore a blue cyolora'ma, gazed out over the audi- 
ence, inspected It, moved to the other side of 
tho stage, still- looking bat but saying nothing. 
It was Jack Brant, who did well later as an 
"M. P." Finally be called out to the wings: 
"Hey, Miss Janls, they're all In." "Well," 
replied Miss Janls, "If thoy are not they will 
be," and she came on In a simple frock of dark 
blue to explain about her little show, > : ; 

"it you don't know what the show Is about," V 
aha began after a hearty reception, "if you 
.don't know what the show is about, you have 
nothing on as. Tou know, I have played for 
and with the soldiers, and somehow, whan I 
came back, I felt I would be lost without them. 
So I might, as well bs lost with them." She 
then explained'' the lack of a big production. 
All tho seta were la miniature set In front of 
the cyciorama. "This Is really a eonceafrated 
attack on the high cost of producing. WO had 
to choose between- going without clothes or 
scenery. These sketches (attached to the for* 
mentors) are what we thought we wanted. Any- 
how, our little show Is a reminder to those who 
have been over there, and to others it might 
bs an Idea of what Sherman said about war" 
(but It wasn't anything like that). Regarding 
her "gaog," sht said that they readily signed 
with her, for "war was a rest cars compared 
with the present Idea ot peace. " 

It Is that bright vein which permeates the 
EUle Janls show. There Is little of talking 
and more of numbers, so that in real analysis 
It classes as a revue. Each of the little scenes 
was explained prior to Its stowing, and tho 
spotlight lit up the particular sketch that: wag 
to have been tho scene. First was the interior 
of a "T" hut. Miss Jsnls saying every one 
would know that because the boys In it were . 
kicking. And with the pnrllhg of' (lie curtula 






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ttte lads wore singing Berlin's melodious "T. 
If. C. A." tone. A aolo, "3ofhowhero In 
America," Wat well done, a quartet dobbins 
the last chorus. And then Hiss Janls was on 
•gain with a few songs she sang over there. 

A street scene, carried out with a drop, 
brought laughs upon the Introduction' of an 
M. P. (military police) bit, tho soldier copper 
being touted aa the "hero of the battle of 
Paris." Tola scene tirought to the front tha 
•how's comlo In Charles Lawrence, ■ stuttering, 
bashful, red-faced doughboy. He did an tx- 
oelleat drunk and was fanny with Brant In the 
"M. P." song. Ha baa his own song, 'It's 
My Temperament," cleverly done; In fact, one 
of tha beat bit* aside from the work of the 
•tar*. There was a cafe scene, which brought 
on the girls for the first time, they representing; 
the various war workers, but strangely enough 
there was no Salvation Army girl. The final 
scene of the first act waa a park. 

For the latter scene llisa Janls was In the 
ultra-smart akyblue uniform of an officer In the 
French Chasseurs. She sen- "Just 4 Little 
Bit of Paris." Joined with Eddie Hay and both 
dancing. It's the prettiest number In the show 
and prettily done, aa was all of the star's 
work. She was In on all portions of the show 
during the major portion, which waa the first 

The final act showed a street scene in Cobles* 
for the first scene, ' and here a very amusing 
parody on "Florodora" was done, with a double 
quintet made up of five doughboys and . the 
girls dressed as fraulelns. The Idea of the 
buck privates evading the M. I'.'s and the pro- 
hibition against fratnemlzlng with the natives) 
waa treated In .the lyrics. In this scene, too, 
"Chick" Deveau delivered a rhymed protest 
en the passing of prohibition while they were 
overseas. He referred to the passing of the' 
law as the "triple cross." 

A little playlet then came. It was called 
"Bank." The son of a rich broker was a pri- 
vate in the war. He Is now set on putting the 
screws on some officer back from- overseas. In 
answer to bis advertisement, One does apply, 
and the things the youth Is going' to do to him 
is a sin, that is, until he finds out that- tUe 
former captain had rescued him unconscious 
over there. li- 

lts) finish found the stage nicely draped In 
ribbons of red, white and blue, with, a Jsss 
band in operation. This band Is part of the 
gang. For the first tuns they are In costume 
other than uniforms, all appearing in suits 
of white satin of military design,' however, in- 
cluding the overseas caps. The girls were In 
fancy costume. Miss Janls lead the final num- 
ber with the band, singing "When I Took My 
Joss Band to the Fatherland." She was dressed 
In a white novelty satin frock. A bit earlier 
•be waa lovely in a dress of white and silver 
when she did "Give lib the Moonlight; Give 
Me. {he Girl," and between stories gavs im- 
pressions as to how a German aviator, a British 
officer and a darkey would sing It, the lyrics 
being different for each version. 'The number 
and! business went for a real bit 

Jilss Jants Is credited with having written the 
"book" and some Of the songs. Other num. 
hers were by William Kernel!, Richard Fecn- 
helmer and B. C. Hilllam. The first two named 
did most of the songs. No credit la given for 
"Aprea . la Guerre" ("After the-. War"), a 
•lever number . not mentioned with the others. 
Henry Jans wick and Jerry Hoekstra carried 
the bulk of the singing among the "gang'* and 
both did nicely. 

Everybody on the stage, save, the five girls 
(Miss le Galllenne was best as a Parislenne, 
which she made - piquant and natural), was 
• doughboy, yet a gob figured. He was William 
Schroeder, the orchestra' leader, who was band- 
master at Pelham Bay and who. wrote some of 
the score for "Biff, Bang." Ib&. 


Dum Tong ,......• Paul Irving 

Ton Ka .Louise Browne! 

Xing Tao »r,. Jane Rlchardion 

Tlng-Fang-Loe Stanley Ridges 

Tsao Ling v».„' .-..., Wm, H. Frlngfe 

'Tommy Tllford...... >..... Oscar Bhaw 

Wilson Peters....,..,.,, Frank Mclntyre 

Polly Baldwin.. ,-,. .Cecil Cunningham 

Priest ,l... Leo Dwjrer 

Chung ..Thomas B. Jackson 

Grace Hob«on. , Cynthia Perot 

Mrs. Hobson ....Edna May Oliver 

'The Rose of China" la a romantic oper- 
•tta by Ouy Bolton, lyrics by P.' 0. Wode- 
bouse, music by Armand Vecsey. It Is prob- 
ably .the most spectacularly gplerdiferous 
production for that calibre of entertainment 
ever seen in this country. It was staged by 
Robert Milton and -Julian Mitchell, with 
scenes designed and painted by Joseph Ur- 
ban.' For this occasion Urban out-flrbaned 
himself, not only in the painting itself, but 
In the creation of new Ideas in the matter of 
building stage settings, not a small portion of 
which depends upon a wonderful system of 
lighting. Tho scenerey Itself la well worth 
many times tho price of admission. 
; The story Is adequate to the demands of 
light musical entertainment, being a cross 
betwoon "Madams. Butterfly" and "Bast Is 
West,"' resembling neither but recalling both. 
An American youth is compelled to marry a 
Chinese maiden or be murdered, and the a 
falls In love With her. Tou oouldnt' blame 
him. for she Is admirably played and sung 
by Jans 'Richardson, whom nobody around 
New Tork seems ^ to have heard of before. 

but who Is sure to be talked of In the metrop- 
olis for a long time to coma. She is certainly 
a discovery— a welcome one. 

Fancy a young girl, 'reasonably" pretty, who/ 
can sing, dance and act Not since Evle 
Greene burst upon us at Daly's In the musical 
version of- "Napoleon" many years ago has 
there been revealed to New Tork audiences 
a maiden Who could sing, dance and aot, aug- 
mented by a sufficient amount of comeliness, 
lllss Richardson'* voice Is very sweet and at 
sympathetic quality. She warbles with ao 
effort or sense of straining. It Is to b* hoped 
•he doesn't screen /Well, for then ah* will 
forsake musical comedy for the films and we 
shall have to fall 'back upon those now la 
lyrtcized comedy whho have failed to photo- 
graph sufficiently well before tha motion pic- 
ture camera. 

If it takes a genius at descriptive t achat - 
cal writing to dwell at length upon the Urban 
scenery, It requires an equally erudite scholar 
versed la the technique ol voice placement 
and hlstrlonlo gifts to pay due homage to 
little Miss Richardson. In predicting a bril- 
liant light opera career for hor one eanaot 
possibly . go wrong 1 . 

Then there are soma clever lyrics by Wode- 
house-'and a rather pretentious score by Xr. 
Vecsey. An augmented and well chosen or- 
chestra under the direction of Frank Tours 
did full Justice to the latter, wh'ch waa or- 
chestrated la a masterly fbehlon. 
. An excellent cast throughout aided .materi- 
ally to carry the production through to com- 
plete satisfaction; though the piece was too 
lengthy the first night— a defect readily rem- 
edied and probably attended to by this time. 
Oscar 8 haw Is the leading Juvenile, sufficiently 
manly to visualise a classy American youth; 
Frank Hclntyre bubbles over witty aactlous 
humor as a low comedian; Cecil Cunningham 
relegates her prlraf donna personality to the. 
role of a character woman and' thus adds to 
her ; versatility by acquitting herself excel- 
lently, and several others were squally well 

Then there are the dances by Julian Mitch- 
' ell, most carefully rehearsed and Ingeniously 
created. Barring the slackening of the ter- 
rific pace set at tha opening of the piece 
(and which, as before remarked, has probably 
been rectified by now) there Is Utile or no 
fault to find with "Rose of China," Com stock. 
ft Oest must" have expended a good slxed for- 
tune in the scenic and sr.rtorlal Investiture, 
with every Indication It will turn out to be a 
profitable Investment. Even the tlokst specu- 
lators who 'attended tie opening night and 
• confessed they had purchased tn advance ex- 
pressed themselves as satisfied with their, 
gamble. . , Jolo- 



..Rtta Lurla 
..Max Lleberman 
Robert Wyckoft 
..Irving Zechnolt 
...Jane Manners 

Qustav Blum 

.Edward Stetnmeta 


Silas Lapham 

Batty Hubbard.... 
Persia Lapham..... 


Milton Rogers 

Penelope Lapham.. 
Irene Lapham. ...-. . 
Tom Corey. 

....James K. Haokett ■ 

... ..Milton Pope 

...... .Grace Henderson 

.Nell Hamilton 

....j.Henry Stlllmfcn* 

. . .MarJorle vVonnegut 
.......... Grace Knell. 

»••,.•.■•.»■••.-.*.., .Noel IiCslle 
Arna Belllngham Corey (Mrs. Bromfleld •'■ 

Corey) : A.«... .. Helen Westley 

Bromneld Coroy.... .Walter Howe 

Nanny Corey Mary Blair 

Lily Corey.. Grace Ado 

Edith Kingsbury Mildred Keats 

Mrs. Henry Belllngham.. ....Nell Hamilton, 

Charles Belllngham Richard Abbott' 

Mrs. James Belllngham....:; Sara Bnrlght 

James Belllngham William Nelson 

Mr. Be well... >> .Eraklne Sanford 

Mrs. Bewell.........-,„.;.. Mary True 

Mr. Seymour ■>«•%•■ Robert Donaldson 

Robert Chase Walter Geer 

Mr. Dunham.. ............. ...Henry Trarera 

William Dean Ho wells, who came Into his 
great reputation aa a novelist with the publi- 
cation of "The Rise of Silas Lapham," la a 
finished craftsman. Tap trouble la he has 
nothing to say, and says It perfectly; but 
even this facet of his diamond of fame Is 
seriously scratched by Lillian Sahlne In the 
dramatisation of his be-t known book made 
by her for the Theatre 'ulid, by her and by 
Phillip Moeller. who made the production, 
and by James K. Hackett, who returns to 
the stage from the plutocratic regions he has 
been inhabiting to create the name part 

A Jolly mess Haokett -u.kea of it, too. He 
presents with distressing fidelity a cartoon- 
ist's Idea of a Yankee farmer In old time 
New England, but an 'old deer, nevertheless. 
This would bo all right in "Way Down East." 
but It doea not suggest Mr. Howeiia' silos 
Lapham — not even .*emotely, as Alexander 
Harvey, whose criticism of Howslls will some 
day be more famous than the novelist him- 
self, might remark In one of his calmer 

Tho combined efforts of dramatlzar and 
producer also failed to get Into the stage play 
tho Greek fidelity to the laws of vhythm and 
cumulative effect that Howells himself 
achieves tn his novel. Tho noaroat to' type, 
perhaps, was Helen Westley, as lira. Corey, 
but she can always bo depended on. Mar- 
' Jorie Vonnegut did well as Penelope, but 
Noel Leslie's middle class BriMih accent. does 
spt help a stage presence naturally good. 

Lee Blmonsons' designing' gave, a faithful 
but somewhat gaudy Idea of the cos'umlng 
of 1870. Thank goodness it's almost 1920! 


Despite, the 'Stepping- of other sources.*, 
there. Is little to offer on the broad seals of 
amusement values In this "(roup movement" 
except 'The Magnanimous Lovsr," by St, 
John Irvine. The piece la a gem among con* 
trtbuUons not only for its literary value hut 
also for Its possibilities In vaudeville. An* 
ether act that presents a bare possibility for 
the big time Is an Oriental satire by Clarence 
Strstton. called "Ruby Red." . 

While the Bast-West Players do not repre- ' 
•ant themselves aa professionals, they do 
•lalm "talented" ematenrahlp. And since aa 
actual charge In scale of prices a little below 
the standard in Broadway la made. It takes 
them out of that class, and technically they 
qualify themselves in the professional sense. 

They have engaged the Jewish Art theatre 
(eld Garden) for a series of performances 
which began last Tuesday, with aa Intention 
to repeat the performances on «.•• day of 
the week. '. 

Vervara ......... 

Aeteryl «,••,••••'. 

Splrldon ......... 

Poma .... 


A Stranger.. ........ ."*. - 

Sergeant ..../.. 

Although not new , n t he r • portoir e of these 
players, It was tha first offering en the kill. 
It has been eulogized by the dallies, probably 
not no much for the manner in which It was 
played as for the breatb of life infused into 
It by the author, George Calderon. Although 
he is an Englishman, and if his identity had ' 
not been disclosed it might take Its place 
alongside Tachskov, TurgerJav and even the 
"Hamlet of Russians" — Dostoievsky. 

It Is swayed by those emotions so natural 
to the psychology of RusslansTreveallng. their 
Inherent religious devotions, their fears,, their 
Jests, their philosophy, their hunches, their 
all In all. To compile human nature in this 
form, and In Its relation to the people of 
that .country, and viewed by one whose. early 
and sad years were spent there, seems a feat 
worthy of naught but the hlghes'. praise.- 

In Its' denoument a woman haa saved and 
•tinted herself of everything ao that . she 
might erect a monument to her deceased eon. 
What should fate. do but r-ve the son turn 
up Just when a bargain is . mads with the 
stonecutter to erect the stone house for 400 
rubles. But does the woman accept her son 
In the flesh* No. She would rather have 
him dead than alive. So the son panes iato 
'the hands of the police after escaping from 
Siberia, while the woman kneels at the Ikoa 
praying and falls dead.' The curt air. steals 
ever the dead and departed Just as the philos- 
opher articulates: "Whate" a man without 
an Ideal?" 

The piece had a taateful settiag, but Intro- 
duced something- entirely sew in the way of 
lighting.. Only one lamp emitted aay bril- 
liance, while a faint, glow pierced the floor 
•round the fireplace. The light of the lone 
lamp' seemed harsh; in fact, It seemed to af- 
fect the eyes of the auditors. 


Danesl Dane. 
Billy Dane.., 



Madeleine Davidson 

.............. ...Archie Olden 

Gustav Blum 

Rose Nibur 

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trie bill take on any. of tho 'aspects of-geauln* 

interest, both from -the vlowpoint of the play 
ind the playing. This was to be haa In "The 
Msgnlnlrrfous Lo.verT' by the author cl "John 
Ferguson." ■— •* 

The piece has tame of thajlaspr. though 
distinctly different Thfttfco viTto^a ths'ssll 
drama produced at ;the Marine Elliott soma 
years ago and known aa "Hindi* Wakes." 

A man returns to. marry the worn a' of bus 
folly after ten years of absence. He doea so 
merely because It is the right thing, and la 
prompted In his .resolve by the Inner voice) 
Impelling him on. In short, he would' seek 
salvation merely because It la so prescribed. 
and not because be feels any pangs of love 
or sympathy for the abandoned woman. 
Though a child Is born oat of wedlock, tha 
woman spurns his offer, preferring her Ufa 
of unmarried exile to the man who would 
thus come awoolng her back. 

It is a swiftly moving, episodic chapter otv 
1! f i' in an Irish household, represented evi- 
dently through the same process sf written 
that made Broadway sit up after the Ink was 
dry on the script of "John Fergjeon." : 

It was enacted by a .cast of super-abun- 
dantly talented "amateurs," and this goes 
foi every one of them. 


Prologue . 
Pierrot ... 


Doctor Puhch. 


.ItMl'h Caha 

,* ••.,.£«..'«'•'.*.••.»•*.. .Alice Ideal er 
......Helen Swenson 

... ...Max Lleberman 

....Ivy Sherman 

...8. Robert Wyckoft. 
...Edward Stelnmsta 

....... . . . * 

...... . . . 

Fourth on the bill was "The Love Lotion," 
a fantasy by J. Harry Irvine. By the time 
this act began the audience had gradually, 
become less enthusiastic about the bin, prob- 
*ably because of the latenei*. of the hour. It 
Is one of those Harlequln-Plerrot-Plerrotta 
concoctions. ,' 

Unless It can reach the fineness o 'Love 
in a Dutch Garden," produced by Wiathroy 
Ames some years ago. It la best thet every- 
one else leave It alone. . 

la second place, this offering relieved the 
more serious moments caused by "The Little 
Stone House." It may well be called an Ori- 
ental satire. In pointing out its significance 
for the big time, It Is dons on. the basts of 
reshaping, while Its dialog la Its present form 
has the aspects of what s kaowa In low-brow 
an "gags." 

An/American couple find themselves living 
•n the edge of the desert Hubby Is disgusted 
because he can't hear or read who won ths 
world's series, and is even mors disgusted be- 
cause he can't hear the ticking of .the ticker. 
Wlfey yearns for the illuslveness of the Ori- 
ent, while her husband passes the time la aa 
unseen flirtation with a fruit seller. 

The wife. In the husband's absence, Is 
wooed by one of these bronzed sons' of the 
desert ■ She almost succumbs to his wooing, 
which is enhanced by bringing an Oriental 
i-dancer on tho scene while ho woo* en. Im- 
agine their astonishment wh»n both husband 
and wife learn that tha wou'.d-be lever 
learned to apeak English so fluently In a night 
school In New Tork. The couple promised 
themselves a speedy Journey on the next 

The audlonce waa a badly behaved one when 
It caught sight of the get-up worn by the 
Oriental lover. The laughs befame more nu- 
merous aa the performance went on. Through- 
out It all tbe Oriental i lover stuck ■ to his 
guns with a determination that 'seemed 
pr..lsewortby. Despite that Brpadwar might 
give this man the double O. His meaner and 
his voice have not only tbe quality but tbe 
exact Intonation of Dlelrlrhsteln himself. 


William Cather .Gustav Blum 

Jane Cather ...i.....Jane Burr 

Maggie Cather .Tano Manners 

Samuel Hlnde ....'.at, Robert wyckoft 

Henry Hlnde .Allen Nayle 

Not until the third play was reached did 

! SABINE. i.i' 

(From' the Russian In Yiddish.) 

The erudite Jamoa Gibbons Huneker once In 
a summary of Russian art and literature' 
pointed a critical pep at tbe author of "San - 
Ine," forthwith going' on record that It ranked 
with the best among the works of Russian 
contemporaries. .* 

Mr. Huneker might have been forced to 
reserve decision If he had. been unacquainted 
with the novel and instead witnessed, only 
the feeble efforts of a Yiddish dramatic stock 
company to Inject a certain degree of life Into 
It in the form of a play at tha Second Avenue 
theatre Monday night. ., . 

Before considering the- novel from the play 
standpoint and, -also 'for ■ BrosWway.. It may 
not aeem Inadvisable to record that the 
novel Instantly established the author, whose 
heme is pronounced Artz-y-bashef, on the 
map where all literature offering 'food for' 
reflection is consum d as avidly as food. In 
other words, the thinkers of the world- of 
thought put on their thinking caps and then' 
took the novel to heart and then to bed, 
leaving tbe Bickering candle or gas Jet burn- 
ing Into the wee hours.' Its vtgus outside 
of Russia, where It was born, was contagious 
to give It wide circulation In Germany, Eng- 
land and then, like moat good things. It 
finally reached, this aide of tbe ' Atlantic.' ' 

But as a play one must pause before corny" 
mending It or even hinting at Its possibilities. ■ 

Serving perhaps as an Illustration, the dia- 
log of a scene In the second aot Is recalled... 

Sanlno, the central character In the piece. 
Is the guest of a soldier friend. They: adjourn 
to the card room* and In the course of play 
the soldier, or rather officer, la called aside 
by his servant,- who announces a woman 
visitor. The woman la Sanlne'o sister. As she 
pleads with the officer for reinstatement. Into 
the good graces of society through the only 
means of marriage, her brother overhears the 
conversation. Later the action of the scene 
brings on Banlno to comfort his sister, who. 
like most girls of her age, -contemplates sul- 
clde as the only moans of wiping out the 
eternal sin. 

Sanlne: "Laug.< at it,, Spit at it. (Meaning 
the Idea of suicide.) He doesn't want 
marry you. Than the best thing to do is to 
get rid of the beast Well, what of It 7 Ton 
are well rid of him, and, after all is said and 
done, his only recommendation was his hand- 
someness. The fact that you have to become 
a mother Is a sordid story. People will curse 
you for It, men will spurn you, women, etc.. 
etc. You want to drown yourself. Well,, will 
not your dead form covered with mud still 
be the object of aa severe casttgatton as It 
you had lived?" Then he goes on In effect. 
"The same men that will spurn you are as 
rcttcn, If not more eo. All men are rotten," 
he concludes' for the moment. 
. Later In tho play he soliloquizes' to his 
friend: "By what law does man demand. that 
woman come to Him chaste and puref In 
other words, he offers and almost flings In a 
few words a truism that has often enough; 
been turned over In the mind. 

So mucb of the conversation is enough to 
Illustrate, possibly, the matter that would try 

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to lad Uvor oa * Broadway platform. I* 
■tort It Is s> thought that Um public, that 
would oome OB to see this man Banlns. sptt- 
ting at the characters who step la his way 
snd then' seeing tho sputum unwlped on thelf 
persons espectotetee Again, finally leaving, 
them to' wallow In their own mlaery. Tha ona 
redeeming feature of tho character la that. 
Be la not » liar and oven has the courage to 
Brand uhnself as ■ being below contempt. 
I»iria»i|iiw>> 'l«i^l"tttHlri' wearing on tfca> 
legit, there will have to he ►'» sharp line drawn 
to get it away from the brink of being risqus. 
Thla Sanlne haa a* habit of calling a spade 
a apade and In terma not too flattering. . 
..*'.-.... Btep- 

(Due to. the importance of tht* "' 
play, Variktt runt below both; re- ■ 
view* from Washington ond Atlan- 
' tie dtp. The pteW did $18,000 worth 
' of business in Washington alone.) * 

* ' " . Washington. D. C, Dec. S. 

A Chronicler • ■ • • ■ vf *}i* T Con t ne1 !?, 

Stone, a Farmer .... .Thomas Jrw in 

Cuffney, a Storekeeper. . . .Thomas J. Keogb. 
Busan, * Maid in Lincoln Home. ............ , 

• Flo-erice Johns 

Mrs. Lincoln v • • . Winifred Hnnley 

Mr. Lincoln .. ;..:;. Frank McOlynn 

Tucker. Chairman of Delegation Forrest Davis 

Hind, a Delegate ..Thomas Valden 

Price, a Delegate...- Duncan Cherry 

Macintosh, a Delegate. ... .Penwood Batklns 
White, of the Southern Commission........ 

.•v . Duncan Penw»-den 

Seward ../,..: John .8. O'Brien 

Jennings, of the Southern Commission.... 
. • William R. Randall 

.Hawkins, First' Clerk..... ...Conrad Cantxen 

Hay ......... v ....- Paul.Byron 

Messenger ................ J. Phillip Jerome 

f -.Salmon Chase .Frank B. Jamison 

H:;Montgomery Blair Ernest Bostwjck 
/■Simon Cameron .'..,.. .«.<..-. .Herbert Curtis 
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Caleb Smith 

Burnet Hook 

; Gideon Welles- ..... 
,Hn Goliath. Blow.. 

; Mrs. Otherly 

■ William, Cuatla ...... 

-Stanton -..I,.. 

: General Grant . . . . . 

Dennis, an Orderly.. 

William ' Scott 

General Meade- ». . . . 
: General Lee 

John Wllkea Booth. 
' Doctor 

Joseph Reed 
.....William A. Norton 

...:-. Alfred Moore 

. . .Mar/. Home Morrison 
. . . . . .Jennie A. Eustace 

.......;.'.. ..Fred Miller 

D a. v l d Landau ■ 

...Albert Phillips 

Charles P. Bates 

Raymond Hackett 

...... ••.-. . . .Frank Olnter 

.,, .James Durkln 

J. Paul .Jones 

Charles Brill 


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Guests at Theatre: — Miss Robinson, Miss 
Grey. Mlsa Barrle. Miss Seymour, Miss Lang- 
ton, Miss Osborne. Mr. -Bowles, Mr. Glllday, 
Mr. Carroll. 

* . 

John Drink water has not written a great play, 
nor even a good play In "Abraham Lincoln," as 
. .presented Sunday night at. the Sbubert Oarrick. 
The play, however, doea hold Interest, ' In fact 
grips at times, throughout th? two acts and six 
scenes, and la going -to be equally successful 
as a "money getter" In this country as It -baa 
been In England. . I • ' ■"?"..■ 

Mr.- Drinkwnter haa taken the life of Lincoln., 
i utilised many historic*! facts In a rather care- 
le»i manntri.ior Instance, the famous address 
• on the battlefield oTO«ttysburg. "A government 
of the -people, by the. '.people and for ^he people 
shall not. perish trom i thla earth," Is spoken 
fro mrhe box, at "Ford's, theatre on the night of 
the asbcsalnallon. That, of course, la permis- 
sible under the guise of "dramatic license," and 
the author. In a well-chosen speech at the close 
of the performance, stated that his effort had 
been totake the 'many outstanding features of 
' Lin coin's life and mole - them Into an interest- 
ing atory for the stage. 

In thla he haa succeeded. The play opens wtlh 
the Republican delegation offering the candl- 
dac> of their party .to Lincoln, and takes the 
auditor through the many conflicting incidents 
leading up to and through the Civil War to tha 
closing speech of the doctor .called to the theatre 
afer John Wilkes Booth's cowardly shot in the 
back, "He now belongs to the ages" 

The* first scene takes place In Lincoln's home. 
In" Springfield, III.. In 1860. followed by Seward'a 
room In Washington, wherein, the . rials at Fort 
. Svnter la introduced, bringing fo'th the men 
of Lincoln's cabinet a' picture that, with the 
exception of' the imaginary "Burnet Hook," 
which was excellently portrayed by Willlrm A. 
Morton, waa most realistic, the pictures u 
drawn by the various artists' portraying the roles 
bringing forth applause. 

Th 1 - scene is followed by a room In the White 
House nearly two years later Here " Is that 
.a, change should have bean made before •-«- 
aentlng It to the American public referring to 
the rather lengthy scene, of no value U the 
atory, of the negro talking With the white maid 
In the President's home. The negro was badly 
played by Fred Milter; It wasn't the American 
negro as we know him at all. and tha scene 
rather "grated." Thla episode Is utilized to 
bring out Lincoln's sorrow over the thousands 
dying each day on the battlefield. The fact 
was also brought out that they had profiteers 
In '61 as well as now. 

The second act la devoted to the cabinet room 
In Washington and sets forth, the conquering 
by Lincoln of the strong wills that opposed, 
him: secondly, s farmhouse near Appomattox, 
wherein Grant and Lee are Introduced and In 
vhich Mr. Drink water has .adhered closely to 
the historical accounts and pictures of the sur- 
render of the great Southern leader. A word 
.must be said here of the work of Albert Phillips 
and James Duridn, playing Grant and Lee, re- 

apeottrely. . Thetr makeups wars raenarkaWa, 
and although tha parts would be classed In the* 
ststoal parlance as "bits." William Harris, Jr., 
tha producer. Is to be complimented In the se- 
lection of these M well as tha Other members 
sf tha lengthy cast, which numbers 88 speaking 

'The hist scene, as stated, shows tha outstda 
or the President's box and tha killing Of Lin- 
coln by John Wilkes Booth, • 
. Frank McOlynn as Lincoln presented tha form 
and face of Lincoln as wa know him. Frank 
Morse, the able critlo of the Washington Post. 
criticised Mr. McOlynn's performance In no 
uncertain tones. Mr. Morse summed up Ms 
characterisation as "a deolalmar." Wis I* 
true; ha waa antirely too "glib," and the ac- 
cepted Idea of the Lincoln of our bistort. ' was 
a man of sorrow and wistful ocas, a preoccupied 
man. This Mr. McOlynn did not present. The 
part should be played by such a. man as Forbes 
Robertson, who through his mastery of makeup 
could have presented, the- physical picture and/ 
given us the Lincoln we have come to know 
through history. Bur Mi McOlynn U accept- 
able in the role, and the Impression was gained 
that although he waa "letter perfect" aa to 
lines' he was still feeling hie way along In the 
presentation of the central character of the 

Lester Lonergan Is credited with the direc- 
tion of the piece and Is deserving of ranch 
credit, aa is also Livingston Piatt, who Is re- 
sponsible for the designing of the scenery, cos- 
tumes and decorations-.. There wem many ex- 
cellent performances a. Vl much 'credit Is due 
Florence Johns, Winifred Hanley, Forrest Davis. 
John 8. O'Brien. William Norton, Mary Home 
Morrison. Jennie A. Eustace. Frank Olnter, 
James Durkin and Walter Connelly. ' 

A word for the stage manager, J. Paul Jones, 
Is also In order. Working under great difficul- 
ties, because of the limited space of the Gar-" 
rick stage, the shortness of the waits and tha 
smoothness of the performance reflects credit 
on- the holder of this important position, 
' ' , : • Meakin. 


,-- Atlantic City, Dee. s. 

Entirely unknown and unheard of. Frank Mo« 
Glynn stepped forth to. prominence here Thanks- 
giving as Abraham Lincoln In. the title part 
of the famous and much discussed John Drink- 
water play of that title, which had Its premier* 
at the Globe Thanksgiving Day 

The likeness to the famous President was 
realistic to almost detail, the tall lank figure, 
. the; strong nose and angular face, th* effective 
vole- and the awkward gesture being recog- 
nizable as characteristics th|tt .have mads Lin- 
coln known th the, present generations. 

On the opening night ' McOlynn lost much of 
the points of the Drink water conversation by 
a wrong inflection on hie' tinea, hot this will 
soon be overcome with the skilled direction of 
Lester Lonergan, who. Is staking the play. . 

There are B2 sneaking parts -to the play, which 
has been cast by William Harris. Jr., with In- 
finite regard for the real - characters Involved 
In th» period <1ra mat lied. 

Livingston Piatt has made solid sets with 
backgrounds of blue walls, against which are 
set doors or windows aa required. No foot- 
lights are used, producing a wholly artlstle ar- 
rangement for the six scenes of the play. ; 

Though history has been "telescoped," as 
Mr Drink water describes It. the play Is wholly 
dramatic In Its episodic periods and' maintains 
a remarkable American setting when Its Eng- 
lish origin Is considered. 

The first scene deals with the submission of 
the Republican nomination to Lincoln In his 
Illinois home, the second deals with the Presi- 
dential conflict between Seward and Lincoln 
over Fort -Sumter 

In this scene women callers \brtng hi pathos 
and comedy expressive of the attitude of those 
uncertain ' days The Cabinet meeting nf th* 
fourth scene produces the emancipation proc- 
lamation and the dramatic resignation of the 
flctltlnns character Hnok In the fifth there la 
remarkable reality Infected Into "Lincoln's visit 
to the camp or Grant at Appomattox, followed 
by the surrender of Lee 

In the final, sixth scene, Lincoln Is shot off 
stage In his box at Ford's, Immediately follow- 
ing a splendid lobby gathering with evening cos- 
tumes tvolcaj of the Rlvll War period. 

The most remarkable event of the evening, 
aside from the Lincoln impersonation, waa tha 
effective appearance of Walter Connelly as tha 
Chronicler. apeaVlng the splendid versea Intro- 
ducing each scene His elocution, studied. 
well rounded, clear as' a belt, la the finest ex- 
itmrile or good elocution heard on the English 
stage for many many months 

Another especially effective piece of acting 
waa given In the brief -appearance of Raymond 
HacVett as the boy who I* -About to be shot 
.by General .Grant's order . The short time he 
was on the singe gained htm enthusiastic 
' applause . 

"Lincoln" is a big play, full or Interest and 
more drnmn than "> • ■ ■ previous reading seems 
to suggest. It looks to be a big event nf tha 
yea'- Bcheuer. 


v Boston, Dec t- 

Tolnatto Fontaine .........Helen Ford 

Bruce Hash. < ..Walter Bos ni a n 

An Bast Indian Pedlar.. ...... Bdosaxd cianeiu 

Julie Fontaine............... Jails Kelety 

Hug* Jonas... ..........Frank MoCormack 

Charlie Longford Buesall Mack 

A Mysterious Conspirator; ...Ben Greely 

Joan Bummers , Anna floymour 

Bffje Summers. ............. ,.j... Minni e Milne 

Armand. , ,, ■ Jowerti Harton 

A Waitress '..Emily Russ 

I Beatrice" Summers 

Dsnoera ...........{ Ueorge Pemberton 

Icoccfa and A ma to 

Girls. -Mar I etta O'Brien, Beatrice Bummers, 
Peggy Pelham, Irma Marwlck, Emily Russ, 
Memphis Russell, Mildred Rowland, Helen Noff, 
Rose Cardiff. Jose Carmen, Marvee Snow. Lil- 
lian Held, Elinors Cuilea, Gene Morrison, Berto 

Boys.— Jaeque Stone. Leo Howe, George Fir- 
man, George Hale. Jack Mahao. Harry Cinton, 
Jack ZamboulL 

Just before the final curtain ef "Joan of 
Arkansaw," the musical comedy *t the Ma- 
jestic Monday night, when about a dozen very 
pretty, shapely girls garbed In whlto (on one 
aide) and garbed to resemble greatly . Mother 
Eve from the waist up on the other aide were 
oq the stage, a couple - Of women- told their 
mala escort- it was "time to go." And even 
though he took a chance on loath* his train 
to tha suburbs (a calamity la thla city), he re- 
plied. "I'll stay and meat you at the station." 

For such waa the charm of "Joan of Arkan- 
saw," such was the compelling Interest pro- 
duced by tha artlatlo and beautiful display of 
the feminine form In the' last act, and so. good 
had. been the ingredients trotted out for Judg- 
ment In the two acts of the show that nobody 
cared to leave, much less an evidently healthy 
male. i 

According to the billing of" the show program, 
th* title should properly appear, "JOAN .of 
ARKanaaw," and therein Is contained- the -cef- j 
erenc* to that famous French girl, therein Is 
furnished the flavor of .the war times, .which, is. . 

found throughout the first of the show and 
which la placed there in Just the proper quan- 
tity .that the different liquids appear In /a 
"Pousse-cafe." which - furnishes the- theme' {or 
one Of the prettiest song* In the show. 

Arthur Hammeratein ; presents . this- musical ' 
comedy, and the books and lyrics are by Oscar 
Hammers teln, 2d. The musk) Is by Herbert P. 
Stothart, and the dance and ensembles by Rob- 
ert Marks.' There are two acts and a prolog, 
all laid In Trouvllle, -France. 

The prolog deptcU an officer of the American 
Expeditionary 'Forces bidding goodby* to his 
French sweetheart Thla waa Just at the time. 
of the signing of the armistice, and the soldier i 
la returning borne and promises to return to 
his little French sweetheart. This scene' la en- 
acted in * panel, with Just tha -two on the 
stage, and at thla time Is sung, for the first 
time tha wmg -hit of th* show, "Always Tou." 

The first act is laid In the grounds outside a 
hotel In Trouvllle a year later, where Tolnette ' 
la waiting for the return of "her American' 
sweetheart and - wondering what could hay* 
caused him -to stop writing to her. He appears,' ' 
but with his fiance, an American girl. In fact,. 
"Joan of Arkansaw," who Is the breezy type' ; 
of American girl. The pair are traveling about 
the country, ohanerohed by the glrl'« aunt - At 
thla time the soldier, now in civil life, confides 
to a pal he is in a terrible bad box, and that 
while he lovea Tolnette he IS engaged to the 
other girl, mostly because It was expected of 
him, n sort of fulfilling the expectations of the 
neighbors back home. ' The denouement of this 
act comes when Tolnette discovers her sweet- 
heart and his fiancee at lunch on the plana of 
the hotel, and even though he again alnga, 
"Always Ton" to her, she doesn't heiieva it. 

The mutual friend of the hero then butts Into 
the thing and offers to straighten out the, 
tangle by getting Joan to marry bim In a 24- 
hour period. He learns that Joan la smitten 
by what ahe terma an "ethereal aoutmate." Be- 
lieving that If ah* can find room In her heart 
for such n eoutmat* aha can find room for his 
affections, the friend pursues his way and 
finally straightens ant the matter by getting 
Joan to marry him, after he haa shown her her 
"ethereal aoulmato" Is human form, and she 
haa been duly disappointed by tha apparition. 

Thla Is the plot, though the us* of such n 
word aa plot In connection la a bit amlsa. But 
while the thread of the atory is well maintained, 
Into tha book there haa been injected some 
gems of comedy. In a day like this, when the 
book seems to be responsible for about nlns- 
tentha of the trouble in musical comedies, It Is 
grateful to find a book that la an inspiration, 
and which not only furnishes the hook on 
which to hang the atory of the show, but also 
makes that hook very Interesting and pleasing. 

With care, with a keen eye for details, tha 
cast haa been selected It la a cast that will 
make good on Broadway, with one exception. 
Where a good singer la desired, a good singer 
appears, and this singer Isn't expected to alng 
and dance— Just ring. With this combination 
there la not a chance for those in the show 
to go amlaa. 

Thla musical comedy doea not depend on 
"Jast" or "syncopation, " or anything along that 
line- for Its appeal. It Is Just what the title 
state*, a musical comedy, and no excuses for 
tha net of either word are necessary. Judged 

from, this standpoint there haa not for sev 
years been seen a better show la this city, if 

Anna Seymour, who plays Joan, csfries away. . ..^ 
the comedienne honors for the show. She la ai,- : ',"••>■ 
lowed practically a monopoly In thla line for ."' M 
the feminine end of the show. Frank MoCor- v; 
mack, aa * valet, who la working for a man'^ ''•% 
he formerly had under him when he waa a mess fi 
sergeant In the army, does splendid work.' H* ..? 
is the dry type of comedian. Russell Mack car- ; £*M 
rlea a large part on his shoulders and does n ' ?{< 
One piece of work. Helen Ford as Tolnette 
alnga splendidly. There la not much chance for 
her otherwise, but her singing holds attention. M 
Julia Kelety. aa Tolnette'a aunt, a rather- %. 
vivacious lady Inclined to flirting, shows ahe t* > 
able to alng" and act Waller Bcanlan. as Bruce ' ' 
Vaah, the soldier who forgot, his French sweet- ¥2 
heart -because of the' neighbors, only to And- her- 
again, does bettor singing than has been heard 
in a- theatre bar* for some time. His vote* Is 
well modulated, and has firmness and volume to 
recommend it His singing ability far exceeds' ' 
his acting. ■:■■■■,.' .-", /,i;i ; .'!-!Sli 

Joseph Barton, aa Armand, assistant to the' ; 
valet, gave a performance that for. silent com- y?M 
edy haa never been excelled here. HIS. work 
rank* with the beat on the stage. Especially - 

one little trick ho has, of contorting his leg 
and then unloosening it through a series 6f .■■'■*' 
contortions. Is^n work of art 

The one feature not up to the standard is the 
work of George Pemberton, a dancer. Els, peiy • - f|§ 
romance Monday night was sad. Tbe,other . ' ■ 
dancers only showed him up more, and even ' *'■ 
using the "apache dance" ror * vehicle, Cocci* ,. : 
anoTAmato held the house entranced. "? "' .' --J-Ur.-JA 

The chorus Is one' tf the finest, a *trto"'&':.^}}§, 
costume chanana are included In the oerforrn- .^ 
anoe, and .every cnange is pleasing. • 

The acertig effects of both; acta are of .fh*-.: ''-li'; 
sort that cause gasps, In the ■ first set '"the '■> y$? 
grounds of the hotel are well dons, and th* 
lounge room of the "hotel In the last act is a" '' 
revelation of scenery. The program states Julia 
Dove la responsible for this end of what !», |§| 
taken altogether, one of the best shows of its) ' rf 
kind produced' during late years In thla city. | ; ^ 

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, Baltimore, Dee. K' r .'^ 
Fiorea, servant to Tremonj. .Hedwlg Relelier 
Tetor, servant to Tremont. ..Arthur Fitsgerald 
Armand Tremont, French-Canadian land- -"■ '■- 

owner- ......,.....' ...Lou Tellogen 

Felix Warner, mining engineer ...!:,.. 

„, . ... ... '*' Charles Hampden 

Miriam, his wife. . . . ...... Margaret Undea. 

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at tract ron at Ford's, but as far as' attraction 

goes, It fa not there. ' There were none of the 

usual curtain speeches or great enthusiasm 

which rnake'"r«t nights- worth; while; ';: ^-1-i 

The play Is devoid of action and there to ,' ' ^ 
hardly enough material in the three nets to; "v 
% n fair one-got skit In vaudeville. Mr. : \ : :* ' 
Tellegen'e! hew vehicle, (a n typical play writ- r ^~ 
ten and staged by an 'actor tor himself. There ! .'■': 
ib the strong, virile, red-blooded man who | ^ 
goea out 'Into the wilderness to suffer; with : ! ■;".—,' 
the underbrush. There la a faithful servant v 
who deeply loves her master and threatens . .' 
dire thlnga If anyone' ever makes her beloved 
one sad again,- and the expectancy that she ., ■ 
would at last carry out her oft repeated threat 
kept a number of people for the final curtain ||| 
who would- have left mucr- earlier.' ' > ' ; :? 

There Is 'also the woman - from the great ''.! 
teeming world who loved Lnu in the good old ' , 
days before he left his hor e and disappeared .i 

In the shrubbery. ThlJ fair lady (a thankless 
rote which was ti have been portrayed by 
Helen Ware) has the usue'. husband, .Intent '[':'■] 
upon the ruin of ' the red-blooded one. And> ' 

us If this were not enough ta make up n play. 
they drag In a Coppermine worth millions, and 
millions which Lou proceeds to give away to ; ; >>> .,> 
the woman's husband. *•_' ':. : '';±-' 

Mr. Tellegen Is a finished actor, but he to . 
hot at all well supported in .this play, due fey 
the most part to tha roles rather than to tho 
manner In which they are handled. "Lust of 
Gold" does not provide the proper opportu- 
nities for hie skin. . ' 

Charles Hampden was hampered by ths 
Inoonsiateney of tha character of the engi- 
neer, but bis work waa pleasing. Hedwlg 
Reicher gave effective playing In the loyal 
and loving servant, while aa tha faithless and 
selfish wife Margaret Linden fitted. Arthur 
Fitsgerald appeared In a amall role as a ,- ' ; ,\ 
aervant '■ ^'ir'ti 

The scenic effects were splendid and it to ■>>.■■; i* 
pity that they are wasted. fffv*fli i ;*|.fs|% 

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Two Night- 8tund ReoertJj Taken. •.':/! 
Syracuse, N. Y., Deo. I. 

Elate Janls and "Her Gang" played a 
week of one-nlghters, ending Saturday, 
before opening at the Cohan, New York, 
Monday. She drew about tlo.000 on the 
week, with Charlet, Dillingham, her 
manager, securing 76 and 80 per cent, 
accordingly, as his share. 

In Ithaca and Scranton Miss Janls 
broke the house record. 

large audience wan ■ on hand to see the 
nlere of "The Lust of Gold," this week's , 

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George Choos Co. (13). 

•The Little Cottaoe" (Musical Comady). 

36 Mine.j Full Stage (8pecial Setting*). 


This classes aa one of the beat, If not 
the very beat, vaudeville production ef- 
fort by George Choos. It Is brilliantly 
billed, brightly written, Invested with 
splendid wardrobe, some clever music, a 
good trio of principals and a chorus of 
ten glrlBL much above the usual, espe- 
cially for vaudeville revues. "The Little 
Cottage," which Choos Bays he "sub- 
lets" to the audience. Is really a minia- 
ture musical comedy, for it has a story 
and a strain of clean comedy throughout. 
The act opena in "one," that necessary 
to explain the plot. The drop shows a 
railroad station. There a story writer 
and hiB finance part, he to go to the 
country tor a hard week's work on his 
farm. Here the theme song is first given 
the title. But her sweetie doesn't go. 
to the country alone, for a pal happens 
along. The latter explains that he has 
a merry bunch of girls and the whole 
crew hit the trail for the countryside. 
The lines between the girl and her 
sweetheart draw attention in several 
ways arid one way is their, absolute 
freshness. He speaks of his mother as 
a grandmother and hopes she'll soon* be 
a grand-mother, which draws the blushes 
of his sweetie. The act -proper opens 
with a very neat full stage set, with the 
girl guests singing a number, "Smile 
"While You May," followed by a well dW 
rected dance. ' Between the two men 
principals (probably ;Dlxon and CoHUs) 
there is some sentimental, "talk about the 
moon, topped oft when a silken panel 
makes its first ascent from, it po- 
sition in the rear of the set A pretty 
garden setting beyond shows Miss Sin- 
clair, the other principal, posed. The 
panel is shortly used for one of the 
punch bits of the turn. Two page girls 
attend the opening of small doors 
through which a costume shew is de- 
veloped r - the other eight girls represent- 
ing' the year's legal holidays. One of 
the men sings an acompanying number, 
the' other breaking in with humorous 
comment as each girl entrances through 
the 'panel. The tat holiday represented 
was- New Tear's, the costume being a 
corking 'affair of silver and white fur. 
rJext came a St "Valentine vamp, with" a 
frock 'o* pretty pmk. A colonial attire 
represented' "Washington's Birthday. 
Easter was pretty, while the Fourth of 
Jury was a rich thing in gold with" a 
pm-wheel novelty headdress. '• There fol- 
lowed Hallowe'en, -^Thanksgiving - arid 
Christmas. The 1 girls were out again 
Boon afterwards in more showy gowns 
of- silver cloth, trimmed with orange 
colored feathers. They sang a jaaz- 
shimmy number that ought to draw con- 
siderable attention and probably called 
"Shake a Little Shoulder." The num- 
ber 'has a novelty lyric with a novelty 
tune; ' "William. Brandell (who is now 
producing on his own) wrote the act; 
Walter Rosemont did the music and 
Darl MacBoyle the lyrics. The direction 
Is skillful. There are some excellent 
lighting effects and in all Mr. Choos has 
delivered a capital act .of ItB kind. Con- 
siderable money has been expended on 
"The Little Cottage", and a fine result 
attained. Though the act is running 
longer than usually accepted, it' gets 
better as It goes along and needs no cut- 
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Thomas E. Shea and Co. (3). 
"Spotl ights." {Dramatic.) 
18 Minn Full Stage, 

Mr. Shea Is using his usual vaudeville 
idea, namely, moments from his three 
greatest legitimate successes, "The 
Cardinal," "The Bells" and "Dr. Jekyll 
and Mr. Hyde." He has a novel idea 
of Introducing the different characters. 
The opening finds an elderly gentleman 
ruminating before a fire place. His son 
enters and tells his father he has just 
attended a reception given to Cardinal 
Mercier and that Thos. E. Shea was 
present The conversation drifts to 
Shei. and his Cardinal Richelieu, and 
there is a fade-out with Shea reappear- 
ing mid-stage attired In costume. Two 
spot .lights are focused on him from the 
wings id all his characters. The other 
members are Invisible after the black- 
outs, but they all handle the necessary 
dialog. This method is used to Intro- 
duce each of the characters, the finish 
finding father and son still conversing. 
After the "JekyU-Hyde" bit the set 
lights up and a maid announces Mr. 
Thomas E. Shea. He walks on In con- 
ventional evening attire. It's a splendid 
method and a great improvement from 
a vaudei 111c standpoint. Mr. Shea is a 
real novelty, more so in these days of 
girl acts and Jan than ever. Con. 

Fay Courtney, 

Songs. •->■ 

14 Mint.; One (Special Drop). . , _• 


Fay Courtney is the larger of the two' 
Courtney Bisters. They dissolved when 
Florence married George Jessel The 
program announced a routine of songs 
written by the sisters and Arthur Behim, 
several of which have already been pub- 
lished. Starting her first number from 
the entrance, a trick Fay did. when 
working with Florence, she entered with 
'The Kind of a Boy I'm Waiting For." 
Attired In frock of yellow silk, she looked 
nice. She was seated for the start of 
her second number, "Sorry I Ain't Got 
It Ton Can Have It if I Had It Blues." 
a song well suited to her style. Then 
came "Don't Ton Hear Me Calling Caro- 
line." Her pianist (Fred Farter) soloed 
with a medley while Miss Courtney 
changed to a very effective gown of bine, 
flowered- with a golden design. The 
number held a lyric referring to a Chi- 
nese love. match. It was her best vocal 
effort and a number better suited to her 
than she has offered in a long time. She 
encored with, a version of "Smiles," the 
lyric complimentary to the audlene. 
Miss Courtney, belongs as a single and 
she will probably be alio ted "spots" In 
the big halls, which she appears capable 
of holding down. . /fee. 

Murphy and Klein,* 

Vocal, Instrumental and Talk. 

13 Mini.; One. 


This couple' have an original opening, 
obviating the necessity for inadequately 
putting, over cross • talk. They open 
srii teases bearing- painted signs with the 
questions and answer to the us^al cross- 
fire, dropping the signs alternately in- 
stead of speaking. As each question or 
answer la revealed they illuminate them 
with, their -own flashlights, while the 
house is darkened. The man then plays 
a saxophone, after which he goes 
to the piano to accompany the lady, 
who warbles "Sweet Adeline." Her 
rendition of the number is a cross 
between Nora Bayes and Jack Nor - 
worth; She follows it with "Doggone 
-Dangerous Girl," recalling Sophie Tuck- 
er. She puts her numbers - over In - 
cislvely and emphatically. Then an 
Irish number which starts off "I'm an 
American,'' but the substartct of the 
ditty is to the effect that she's Irish. 
Very acceptable turn. ' Jolov-' 


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Emmett's Surprise. • 
Dog Acs* 

12 ,Mins.;One and Three. 
125th Street. 
•■'. The surprise occurs at the opening 
when the man makes an entrance in 
"one" and asks some one oft stage: 
'■tvhere is my partner?" The off stage 
voice replies: "In the bo*." The trainer 
looks In two stage boxes and finally dis- 
covers a email box 1 on the. stage, which 
when snapped open, reyeals a cntc white 
curly dog. 'The animal is unusually in- 
telligent and performs an interesting 
routine of "cue" stunts. They are 
cleverly arranged and it makes a good 
early spotter. This type of act will be 
handicapped it assigned the opening 
spots, for the man monologa continually. 
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Andenon and YveL 

Roller 8katerev- ,--. • »* 

10 Mini.; Full Stage. •• 


Youthful couple with a singing open- 
ing. They are seated on the stage and 
they -vocalize about their, photos in the 
lobby and about the' audience wondering 
what they're going to do. It's a good 
idea for. this- type of act is usually 
alio ted the opening or closing spot and 
in the latter it arrests the usual walk 
out for the skates aren't -noticeable 
until they stand erect: They have a 
fast, showy routine of Interesting figure 
skating. The boy does a Frisco with 
hat and cigar. The finish is a flashy' 
looking spin and swing, he swinging her 
and lowering and raising her alternately 
while she is being whirled In a circle 
by the feet It. looks dangerous when 
her body Just ■ brushes the stage. A 
good act for either end of the bill. 
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"Mammy's Holiday" (8). 
Tabloid. - * 

16 Mint; Three (Special Set). 
Jefferson. ' : s ~ '. '?. 

This turn very legitimately rings in a 
number of specialties. The young folk 
of a Southern plantation tender a birth- 
day party to a colored "mammy," and 
the specialties are supposed to be the 
impromptu entertainers. There'? a chap 
there whose Rooney and Frtsco impres- 
sions are excellent. He further attracts 
with violin playing. The vocalists and 
dancers, ' of which seven are females, 
take care of their respective specialties 
very well. The turn should do handily 
around the better small and small big- 
time circuits. v Abej. 

Three Blighty Girl a. 

Songs and Dance*. 

14 Mint.; Full Stage (8pceial Set). . 


The girls are unmistakably English or 
it might be that Scotland is their native 
heath. The program announce them: as 
direct from London, for their first Amer- 
ican appearance under the direction of 
A! Bonta. They were listed for closing 
the show but Monday night were hi the 
opening spot. There they did well 
enough, but failed to show strength 
enough to have closed the bill, nor does 
the turn appear framed for such a spot. 
Two of the Blighty Girls look quite 
young. One is the number leaden. It -is 
she who has the pep which carries the 
act along. The opening bad the -trio 
singing very . good harmony with "Go- 
ing Through the Rye." that being easily 
the best song effort ..- The lively member 
then went into "Bonnie Mary" .with a 
dance bit to take. her off for a costume 
change. One of the other girls gave 
"Old Fashioned- Mother of Mine." which 
failed to draw anything. , The third girt 
had a dance specialty and the- peppery 
miss was out again with a song '.'Banks 
of the Silvery Dee." A trio .topped 
off the routine; . On what • the girls 
showed Monday, night they can hardly 
do better than the opening spot. Ibee. 

Lorimer and Barbery. 1 •" ' ■> '-' 
Dancing and Sonps. 

8 M>ns.; One (3); Three (2); One (4). . 

Harlem O. H. (Nov. 29). > ■ . 

Lorimer and Carhery pre offering a 
dance diversion that is somewhat . dif- 
ferent. The principal trouble seemingly 
is that It Is improperly routined 'arid 
that the two seem to be uncertain as to 
what they are going to do. 'They open 
with a little -different flirtation bit which 
leads into a song. "When We Live on 
Kisses and Ch?ese." ; Nothing to rave 
about and not oulte what an audience 
will get. It 1b delivered before a green 
drape. "When this Is parted there Is' a 
black and white domino scene' with" a 
flight of stairs' disclosed. On this! the 
best dancing is shown. It Is la Russian 
floor sten. delivered going up and down 
s'airs. That is the applause punch and 
should be the closing -feature. At the 
finish Carbery does his eccentric dance 
and Is Joined by the girl* for the finish. 
The jflrl I* rather '61uwri-1imN>d and can 
dance. She makes four changes; all 
attractive. They leave her legs bare! 
She was the* ohe : uncertain on the 1 stair- 
stepping. The act; however, with 're^ 
routining and -ith work to whip It' into 
shape looks as though it- should be 
readv for the better time; The staircase 
Will land it for them. Th's feature will 
stand «»1abr<ratin»r: even the steps might 
be wld*»n»d. That would lend to a 
greater flash. Fred. 

Owgrntt and RayugnoV 

"An Ace in the Hole,- . 

21 Mint., Fu» Stags. (Spaelal Set ). 

Fifth Avenue, .'. 

.- Dugan and Raymond, who formerly, 
bad a breakaway-auto act, bob* have an- 
other smart crossCre skit with aa aero- 
plane, in which they are assisted by a 
third person, a man playing a butler 
and who acts as a toll for Dugan's "wise 
cracks.'* Amateur aviator alights In the 
garden of a wealthy girl and proceeds to 
rush her into, matrimony. They sit under 
a tree that drops fruit every time a lie 
is told. .Many of the flip, sayings are 
new and others quite ancient. Their 
Theda Bara gag has been used by 
Charles Withers in "For Pity's Sake" for 
several years. . Dugan seems to be in- 
clined to sacrifice originality in. the mat- 
ter of crosstalk for sure-fire laughs, de- 
pending upon a new setting and bis un- 
doubted ability to put ' them over. All 
very well, in its way, but by adding to 
it all new laughs, the act is materially 
enhanced in value. Jolc. 

Kathleen O'Hanlon, assisted by Thee. 
Zamboni and George Gregoroa. 
Singing and .Dancing. 

12 Mine.; Full Stage. . 
Riverside. ',' . ', ■■ 

Kathleen. OlHanlon and The©. Zam- 
boni closed recently with a Shubert 
show. As a number in the middle of a ' 
production their daning must have stood 
out As a vaudeville act their present 
offering is sp. badly framed they are un- 
able to do themselves . justice. .Opening 
with a combined whiriwird arid acro- 
batic dance, With Miss O'Hanlon be- 
comingly clad in white tights' and Zam- 
boni wearing a sort of Spanish evening 
dress with 'tall-less Eton jacket, the act 
starts excellently. George 'Gregoroa 
follows with a baritone solo, in Spanish. 
This is well sung but slows the act Up 
badly. Ariothjer dance by O'Hanlon and 
Zamboni concludes the turn. The clos- 
ing number discloses some difficult 
Whirls and spin's by Zamboni a~d several* 
graceful 'pirouettes by Miss ^O'Hahlori. 
It is customed In "gypsy, fashion.' Miss 
O'HaVToii again appearing to advantage 
in 'abbreviated garb. The act was con- 
siderably 'changed about at the Monday 
night show, at- the Riverside, a piano 
sold' arid a Vocal number; being 'out 
About the only solution " apparent is the 
framing' of-' ah- entirely hew double by 
O'Hanlon and Zamboni. "Why the' singer 
was added lh the first place 'k a mystery. 
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Marccni and Fitzgibbons.' •■/* '• ' 

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12 Mins.; One/'- ' •'** : . • '\' 
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, Two men in a series of accordion, and 
xylophone solos and duets, with the piano 
used occasionally to vdry the routine. 
Both wear Tuxedos. Act starts with ac- 
cordion and piano duet A good lively 
opening that makes a first rate impres- 
sion. Next a pop medley duet on ac- 
cordion and xylophone. -" Fitzgibbons 
then offers an old bit at the piano, in 
which he announces "Sunshine -of- Tout* 
Smile" played In various tempos,. In- 
cluding waltz, "march, tango time, etc. 
it's bo. old. It's riew^and, landed,, a. big 
hand at the Riverside. Monday night. A 
couple of medley duets on accordion and 
xylophone for. the .finish. Both are good 
musicians and handle their respective 
Instruments with ability. The turn 
passed creditably on second. It will fill 
an early 'spot very well on the b'g time 
bills.' ' .V" . ' . . ..' Bell. 

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Acrobats. •/-•..-.:•.• . : t- •■ i. 

10 Minsi; Three. •-. i~ .'■'•* : ..• V. -:;.-'--. .*-- 

Male' arid female acrobatic team, the 
woman acting aa irnderstander in several 
lifts and head to head stands. ' The man 
does some body lifts, topped off with a 
hand stand' On a chair She 1 does some 
'TRlBley 1 ^ work. ■ The feature' Is_a head 
slide by 'the male down an incline, ihe 
low* end of which is supported on the 
woman's head. It's flashy. Good, open- 
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Vincent and Carter. 

-The Laughing Lady." (4) 
Parcel In Full» 80 Mint, 
McVickere', Chicago. 

This la the vehicle which rejoined 
Was Carter and Mr. Vincent In vaude- 
ville, following the return of Sid from 
service In France. During hie absence 
Ada did a single, and a good one. 

The present vehicle la one of the best 
novelties on the time. Mr. Vincent 
plays a silly ass English type,, and Miss 
Vincent his sister. A whotesome young 
man with a manly. lack of affectation, 
refreshing In juvenile types, is the third 
member of the company, and the fourth 
is kept a secret until a moment before 
the finish. The plot has to do wlth^a 
tinkling laugh which sounds throughout 
the entire action of the piece, which is 
Set full stage on a golf course. The 
Englishman falls In love with the laugh 
and insists on meeting its owner. In 
consideration for his consent to marry 
his sister, the young man of the sketch 
arranges the meeting. It turns out to 
be a ponderous negress, one of the 
largest of her species ever seen out- 
side of a dime museum. The finish is 
a surprise to most, and on Monday it 
kept the house Jn a continuous uproar 
for over a minute while the colored be- 
hemoth pursued the Englishman over 
tb- stage. The act is what " e big small 
tlrr- has been yearning for; what the 
small big time could readily use, and 
what- the big time could easily find a 
place for." Swing. 

Chief Little Elk and Co. (8). 
Songa and Music 
10 Mini.; Full Stage. (Special). 
23rd 8tree*. x 

Chief Little Elk is an Indian. Assist- 
ing him in a routine of singing numbers 
are two women, in Indian make-up, .who 
appear to be white women. A special 
set is carried, snowing an Indian tepee, 
camp fire, etc., against a background of 
a well painted wood set. The act opens 
with a song by the Chief, done in Eng- 
lish, which he speaks perfectly. The 
Chief wears typical Indian costume, In- 
cluding war- bonnet and blanket The 
two women offer a harmonized number 
next. Both have good singing voices 
and enunciate, properly, giving the<4m- 
•pres8lon of vocal training. Following a 
short speech by the Chief, In which he 
explains, that he is a real Indian and 
consequently one of the original Ameri- 
cans, he plays a cello solo. The. women 
harmonize the chorus of the number 
played effectively. The Chief sings 
fairly, in a deep baritone. Three more 
harmonized numbers, by the trio, com- 
plete the act For the < finish a slow 
curtain, with a waterfall effect, de- 
rived from stereoptlcons placed back 
stage. The turn' went over very well. 
opening at the 23rd Street It should 
constitute a novelty number, for the 
pop houses. Sen. 

' Roland Travera and Co. (3). 
Magio and Illusions. , 

8 Mina.i Full Btage <8pec!al Set). 
Slat Street. 

Roland Travera has been playing 
vaudeville on and off for years, offering 
magio and illusion. At present he has 
a turn that baa about as much magio as 
possible crammed into eight minutes. 
Travers' present offering is. certain of a 
measure of approval from audiences in 

'the best of. vaudeville's theatres. If 
Thurston could please Broadway for the 
number of weeks he did at the Globe, 
then surely there Is a field In vaudeville 
for Travers. He works in a setting 
formed by a cyclorama of red plush. 
His first tricks are table stuff, such as 
the cage With the parrot the bowl of 
goldfish, ar.d a flaming lamp. He gets 
away with them nicely, although the 
parrot cage, stuck Tuesday night and 
almost gummed up the trick. His best 
trick . is the disappearing alarm clock, 
well handled. He has two illusions, in 
both of which he is the principal worker. 
There are- two cabinets used for these. 
In the first he does a disappearance and 
reappears at the back of the house, and 
in the latter he fools the audience by 
stepping on the stage clad as his as- 
sistant Assisting him are two boys and 
a rather good-looking girl, who makes 
a nifty appearance Jn knickers and high 
stockings. The value of the Travers act 
is that he works fast There is no talk, 
and a certain snap to everything Travers . 
does will get him over in vaudeville. 


Jarvii and Harrison. 
8ingino, Talking and Dancing. 
13 Min.; One (8paeial 8et). 
23d Street. 

Fred Jarvis and Frederica Harrison 
have talk dealing with the straightening 
out of their matrimonial entanglements. 
The turn opens with the man walking 
on In a perfectly contented frame of 
mind. The woman steps from a prac- 
tical door of a house with a black mask 
over her eyes and a revolver in her 
hand. She intercepts the- man, who is 
not aware of her identity, and tells him 
that his end is at hand. A great deal 
of eomedy talk, which drags along con- 
siderably, then ensues until the mask 
Is torn off and the wife revealed. More 
talk follows about the girl's father and 
it is disclosed he has died, leaving her 
a fortune and home. The husband de- 
sires a reconciliation. They agree to 
try it again and go Into a ballad of the 
"love" variety, followed by a novelty 
dance for the climax. It seems as 
though the finish la poorly arranged as 
the dancing steps take off the edge of 
the previous efforts of the couple 
through their talk routine and as a 
result the Impression with the audience 
is somewhat worn at the finale. With 
a bit of speeding up the turn should 
qualify for an early part in the small 
big time houses. 

Three Dixie Boya, 
8ongs and Piano. 
13 Mins.; One. 
American Roof (Last Half). 

Three boys who try, but promise 
more than they accomplish. They open 
with a lyric telling what they will do. 
The number is too long: there is * too 
much said about the promised routine. 
The number cut in half would suffice 
and might permit something else to ta':e 
Its place. What the boys need is more 
suitable material. They appear to have 
been . cabaret artists, and if so should 
have better Judgment of slow tempo 
numbers. Their try with "Lost My 
Heart in Dixieland." was away too slow. 
There are no harmony attempts. One 
boy does dance bits that are fast and 
brief: another plays the piano, and all 
do trio work. One of their first num- 
bers was well sent over, It being "Toodle, 
Oddle Oddle," announced as coming from 
Blanche Merrill. AU three play the 
piano at the same time near the close 
for. Jazz purposes. Opening intermis- 
sion, they did fairly well, but with 
changes strength will be added. Ibee. 

Shirley 8itters and Bern is. 

8ongs and Dance*. 

10 Mins.; Two (8peoial Drop). 


The Shirley Sisters formerly did a 
two-act virtually on the same lines as 
their present offering. Nevertheless the 
addition of Bernle is beneficial. Bernie 
is the brother of Ben Bernie. He is 
seated at the piano throughout the turn 
in evening dress, also rendering several 
solos during changes by the girls. Their 
first song is more or less of introduc- 
tion. Following a- number by Bernie 
anent things worth waiting for. one of 
the sisters appears with an exclusive 
number how certain songs should be 
kept up in order to bring back memo- 
ries of bygone days. She also touches 
several lines of numerous old numbers. 
The other sister then appears dressed 
as a waitress. Her number is an im- 
personation of a' singing waitress at 
Coney Island, the . song - being inter- 
rupted to order different meals., This 
is full of comedy and was well liked. 
Bernie does a piano solo, followed by 
the sisters again teaming up. 'The bit 
is of the "vamp" nature and put over 
in splendid style. The act should have 
no trouble in scoring. 

Grace and Eddia Parka. 

Si'k, Songs and Danota* 
Mins.! One. 
Columbia (Nov. 30). 

Looking joutnf ul, Grace and Eddie 
Parka have that In their favor, and it 
helpa They open in rldlnj; costumes, 
with Hiss Parka .nakl.. a change later 
to a regular gown. At the opening they 
crossfire, about the girl's family mostly, 
with a couple of very old boys inter- 
larded into the routine because they 
happen to fit A song carries this bit 
forward to Its conclusion, when Mr 
Parks addresses a recitation to the girl 
about what, his mother will tell her of 
himself when they both go home. It's 
better written than delivered, but serves 
the purpose of a laugh for a snap line 
finish. After this Parks, alone sings an 
English number with a common strain 
for those kind of songs over there, about' 
"Fulling Down the Blind." It 'may be 
made saintly or blue. Mr. Parks took a 
midway course with it, singing "three 
- verses. To end tl act the couple start- 
ed singing "Horshoe Ball," with Mr. 
Parks ending the turn with a single 
dance that g6t the most applause. It's a 
fair enough two-act that could be made 
better and? likely, will be after working 
longer,, if now new. It will bavevto be 
better for big time but at present it can 
go anywhere on the other time. Mime. 

Sidney Townee, 
Monolog and Songs, 
16 Mina.j One. 
Fifth Avenue, 

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Edwin Hojt and Co. (4). , ' 

"Broadway" (Comedy- Drama). 
25 Min.) Full Stage. . 
23d 8treeL 

"Broadway" Is the title of the sketch 
Edwin Holt one man and two women 
are appearing in. Why the title,- out- 
side of the fact Holt as the "husband" 
is endeavoring to bring his "spouse" to 
live in New York, so that she can see 
"Grant's tomb." It seems the latter 
fact Is more salient than the former 
with respect to title. As written and 
presented it amounts to so little the 
question of title should not worry Holt 
His. real worry should be a new vehi- 
cle. , The story is of an actor marrying 
a country girl and leaving her in the 
borne town while he goes on the road 
to provide a living for her and .their 
son. The boy grows up. and turns .but 
to be. an undertaker and sour on the 
bright side of life. He convinces his 
mother the father: is not. churcbly, 
smokes .cigars and does other things. 
A telegram arrives caylng the father 
will "flutter" In and the boy then gets 
the mother to take an oath on the Bible 
she will have nothing to do with the 
father. Upon the latter's arrival he re- 
ceives a cold reception from the wife 
and son, and as the story asms along it 
develops the son has turned the mind 
of the mother against the father. Then 
the wife of the boy who has been driven 
out into the world and joins the fath- 
er's show troupe appears on the scene, 
bat the boy will have nothing to do 
with her as she wears tights. The father 
denounces him as a hypocrite and drives 
him from the house. He makes a speech 
to the 'wife about the loneliness in New 
York and promises to show her Grant's 
Tomb or even live opposite it If she will 
accompany him. First she Is reluctant 
and then consents to go. which is the 
finish. The act drags and the endeavors 
of Mr. Holt to inject comedy, even 
though laughs are secured, is really 
wasted energy. There Is too much of 
religious matters brought In to make It 
universally pleasing. The son is drawn 
to an extreme and Is obnoxious at times. 
The mother Is poorly played. The girl, 
who has a few lines and one speech, 
makes a capital showing. The con- 
sistency is lost somewhat, in the sudden 
exit of the girl at the time the husband 
is thrown out. as no visible reason for 
her disappearance Is provided. Mr. Helt 
seems to be wasting his talents with this, 

3 Fashionable!. 
7 Mini.: Four 
Jefferson. r 

Three pretty misses in frilly gowns. 
Their routine on the rings and trapere is 
bu+ ordinary and = ts just small time in 

Sidney Townes, formerly working with 
a pianist la now doing a single in one. 
Townes' material, was written by Andy 
Rice.. It's all up to the minute with a 
plentiful supply of the usual patter 
about married life, prohibition, current 
pontics, etc. Townes has a pleasant 
singing voice which Is used advan- 
tageously in a couple of raggy numbers. 
A recitation which takes in all the "sura 
fires." including "Give the boys elx 
months' pay," went over riotously. For ' 
closing, a number, with a rousing "kind 
applause" snapper in the last line, which 
Informs the Bolehevlkl t*nd all other dis- 
satisfied foreigners that ship, sail from 
New York ersry day, and if they don't 
like conditions to the old U. S. to beat it 
quick, T t'a somewhat similar to "Don't 
bite the band that's feeding you," The 
Fifth Avenue unmistakably Indorsed the 
sentiments of "the song. Townes took 
five bows at the finish and could have 
slipped over another. Townes' sole 
fault and a rather serious one for any. 
entertainer, is a noticeable lack of ease. 
Instead of standing on the piano io de- 
liver his talk it would look and sound 
much better if. he would occupy a posi- 
tion a foot or two back of the foot- 
lights. The, turn was next to closing at 
. the Fifth Avenue Monday night and 
'landed one of the hits of the show. 


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Homer Lind and Co. (2). , 
Comedy Singing Skit. 
16 Mine.; Full Stage, 
23rd Street. / ; .' ' 

Homer Llnd's latest , comedy si 
skit seems to have been written with a 
view to catering . to the pop house 
clientele. Ltnd. as in former vehicles, is 
a singing teacher. A young girl comes 
to him and seeks vocal instruction. She' 
has no voice, and after a few exerclaea 
kind informs the would-be prima donna 
of the fact There is a lot of lively low- 
comedy derl-ed from the vocal lesson, 
before Lind Imparts the news. Later 
the girl turns out to be a vloliniste— 
and as in previous XJnd sketches, ft. 
daughter of a long lost boyhood friend 
of Llnd's. Several finely executed violin 
solos are interpolated, in the action of 
the. skit before the climax Is reached. 
Lind sings one song, a chorus.of an old 
ballad, at the finish, it is handled very 
well and got over for appreciative ap- 
plause. There Is Just sufficient story to 
carry the skeleton "plot" The. act holds 
a succession of rapid-fire laughs;! which 
are for the. most part derived from In- 
terpolated comedy business. Lind has 
dropped the former German dialect .and 
speaks his lines straight For a email 
time feature the act will do nicely. At 
the 23rd Street Friday night, it kept 
'em laughing from opening to the finale. 









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Jonas Novelty Five. 
Singers, Dancer*, Musioisns. 
14 Mine.f One and Three. 
125th Street (Nov. 28). 

A family act evidently inspired by 
Eddie Foy's collection. Two boys, a girl 
and father and mother are to the cast 
The children open In "one" with song 
* and dance by a tiny mite and his sister; 
followed by a banjo and vocal solo by 
an elder brother attired in "gob" uni- 
form. This kid's voice Inspired giggles. 
In "three"' the family are seated around 
In minstrel fashion, attired in Navy unl- 
f ormi. The dad wears three stripes 
and the mothe. a two striper's uniform. 
They bandy a few gags back and forth 
and the kids step out for specialties.. A~i 
play Instruments and at the finish all 
sing and pull a march drill. The act 
lacks experienced production and the 
taller of the boys shouldn't be allowed to 
vocalize. The tin: member has possi- 
bilities and the girl does her share. Thfr 
mother contributes nothing but "at- 
mosphere." They might play it in the 
smaller houses for there is a certain.ap7 
peal to these family frame-ups. A riot 
here. P , * n «.', 

(Of her New Act* on Page 25.) . 





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■-' Matinee. 
News Xlaograma 

Everest's Circus 
Warren A Tempteton 
"Osce Upon a Time" 
Walter Wee ma 
If organ Danccri 
Topics or Day 
Allco Lloyd ■ 
Jaa. C. Morton Co. 
Dickson and Hyaon 
Creole Fashion Plata 
Wm. Brack Co. 



Eve real a' Circus- 
Warren at TempUton 
Jaa. C Morton Co. 
"One* Upon a Tima" 
Creole Fashion Plata 
Dickson and "Hyson 

Topics of Day 
Morgan Dancers 
Walter Weems 
Allco Lloyd 
Wa. Brack Co. ... .. 


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The above shows the shifts In the running 
order of the Palace current program for the 
Mob day night performance. with the 
changes, the bill that night, carrying ten 
acta; always a cumbersome show to arrange, 
didn't play any too well, particularly in the 
first part, where two full stage and both 
comedy acts followed one another. 
. The hardship of the general shift seemed 
to fall to Alice Lloyd, who got the next to 
closing position at night, underneath all of 
the heavy and long turns ahead of her, while 
the beet of It was given to the Creole Fash- 
ion Plate, la his second week 'here, going 
from next to closing at tho matinee to No. & 
in the evening. -a soft spot for him. He really 
should have gone Into the No. 4 position, sep- 
arating by so doing the two sketches, the 
Mortons and "Once Upon a Time," the latter 
running 27 minutes. But that would have in- 
terfered with Dickson and Hyaon closing the 
first half through opening fall stage with the 
"Tima" aketch closing full stage, and so on, 
for the booking and placing end. 

The No. 3 position assigned Warren and 
Tempteton seemed deadly to them, at night, 
tor two reasons. The first appeared to. bo 
that, their act ha.', been cut after tho matinee 
aid the other was that, for the first time 
probably In the hlatory of the New York Pal- 
ace, an opening net held up the show. That 
was Everest's Circus, a monkey act. When 
it concluded the then sparse house applauded. 
,On top of the applause came Warren and 
Templeton, who temporarily suspend..! It un- 
til they started to talk, .when the applause 
waa renewed, and they had to retire until It 
subsided. This was brourht about through 
the lowering of the lights. Meanwhile, the 
aalmal trainer did not appear for a bow. it 
wag this acknowledgment the house wanted 
to give. The staff was the most surprised at 
the demonstration for the opening" act, and 
although It was mild In Ua way. It waa thor- 
oughly sincere. 

Miss. Lloyd in her difficult spot, going on 
at 10.31 and singing six songs with changes 
for each in 13 minutes, before a capacity 
audience, got more as a total score than 
anyona else, not excepting the Creole Fashion 
Plate, who got the most on his expose of 
sex; Miss Lloyd even topped her afternoon 
■core. Jamea C. Morton pulled his act 
through with Individual work, dancing and 
falls, but he didn't appear overjoyed at 
the shift The "Once Upon a Tims" act fairly 
pleased, bnt the "dame" portion, where Jack 
Princeton .takes the role of - the stepmother, 
didn't strike home at the Palace as It might 
do at many another house nor did the turn 
la its entirety go as well as It did when 
■hown previously. But ia other houses It will 
be all right 

Dickaon and Hyson, closing the first part, 
meant nothing beyond "what the other dust 
dancing turns with a. band have meant. The 
Morgan Dancers got more applause at the fin- 
ish of their first section In the evening than 
they did at the finale of the turn, though the 
reverse was the case at tho matinee. Walter 
Weems drew a number of laughs during his 
monologt but faded quite some with a forced 
encore on his brass instrument. Miss Lloyd 
averaged away up all through, and the 8even 
Bracks, now William Brack and Co., with still 
the same -seven men In the Rlsley act, couldn't 
held the house, at 11 through starting the 
tnm with a pantomlmo that loosed more 
funny than real. 

The return of Alice Lloyd to vaudeville and 
her first appearance at the Palace seemed 
quite an event. Judging from the reception 
tendered the English singer at each Monday 
performance. At Oe matinee the applause 
oa her first entrance visibly embarrassed Miss 
Lloyd through the length of It. It must have 
sunt the entire atage up in the air, :or Miss 
Lloyd at th- matinee left out one verse of 
'Mr First Husband." This was evidently a 
mishap, as her pianist, William Walsh, and 
the orchestra found nomo trouble In getting 
together again for the next song. At night 
Miss Lloyd waa. more composed and gave a 
brilliant performance, securing universal ap- 
plause. Bhe sang the "Crinoline" number to 
open, then "My First Wife." "Suela" (the 
lisping song), "I Can't Forget tho Days When 
I- Was Young," "Who Are You Getting At. 
Eh?" and after a profusion of flowers bad 
been passed over tho footlights Miss Lloyd 
.encored with "Splash Mo." At the firs; strains 
of the "Splaah Mo" music the house started 
applauding again, it is a much better routine 
arrangement than she first had. 

That "Splash Me" song with Miss Lloyd In 
a bathing costume la the final lest of Alice 
Lloyds' youthful looks. It's no scent in the 

profession hsre and abroad, and In fact It la, 
or was, one of the sensations of each side 
that she now has two daughters, one of 10 
years and the other of throe, fitlll Mlaa Lloyd 
la a chicken In her bathing costume, and 
when a mother with that record can still 
coma on the stage in It, make good and 
headline at the Palace, aha' should worry 
about the present or the future. It waa an- 
other and perhaps Just as difficult a task to 
send her into the next to closing spot, but 
she seems to have made extraordinarily goo.'. 
in both. Glory be to Alice — what a girl she 
is — and slways has been! 

The Marlon Mcrgan Dance.s In a "Dance 
Drama" and the' second week at the Palace 
Is without question the biggest produced danc- 
ing act vaudeville has had. In other words, 
it's the biggest flash In vaudeville, even 
though the "flasa" thing Is derived from a 
small time expression. The direction of the 
act with its story must be highly credited and 
creditable to Mia Morgan. Notwithstanding 
what one may personally think of the clas- 
sical dance, howsoever done — and this one 
stands Up with any similar production-pro- 
duced dance — the Morgan Dancers are im- 
pressive, exclusive of their bare legs and oven 
the Russian spy who looks tho part that be 
aeems to center the plot upon. Probably he'a 
Atllia — the atory goes, back/ to the daya of 
Atllla. That's 1,000 years or more ago and 
they wore whiskers then. Besides the whis- 
kers a couple of other fellows who looked like 
buck Indiana were drinking from a Jargon or 
flagon, and no wonder tho girls tried to run 
away from them. The house went right to 
the dancing of the girls and also the panto- 
mime, dramatic ns It waa in pantomime, and 
It waa so intense It would be unfair to say 
, that the bare legs were a feature or were 

Mr. Weems is appearing In white face with a 
mustache. Formerly he was in blackface.' The 
change In coloring Improves htm, bringing out 
more personality. He started with the "Oopher 
Dust" song, then went Into talk- that got 
laughs and was doing quits well until he hit 
the musical Instrument. For a final encore 
Mr. Weems when acknowledging tho applause 
failed to remove bis derby hat. no- did be re- 
move it at any time during the turn. Bert 
Hanlon ha? the • amc habit, if they have 
discovered a new formula for ignoring 
applause In the accepted - way when bowing 
(as they should If they don't), their brother 
and slater professionals doubtlessly would like 
to be advised so that they may be saved extra 
annoyance when obeying the command' of 
the house to reappear. . 

The Bracks open In an artist's studio in 
black and white, with special drop and cov- 
erings for the wings. The acrobats are made 
up aa artists, with the soft velvet hats, white 
shirts and maybe velveteen trousers. They 
panto In the Continental style and then go 
to the mat for the "Rlsley" end, which la the 
act. naturally and very good. But the pan- 
tomimic opening slows It up, and "while It 
may persuade Mr. Brack to believe he has a 
new act. he might hold his setting and get 
down to cases 'Just sa soon as possible. New 
or old, that will make a batter acrobatic act 
of It. The alown' rs of the opening in the 
closing position started the people homeward 
In droves before the tarn really reached its 
meat. At leawt during this engagement, or 
any other when he Is the period for the -per- 
formance. Brack ' should start rialsylng at 
once and keep it up until the finish. 

That the Palace audience la a bit different 
may have been exemplified through the Mor- 
toaa asking for applause on the "men and 
wemen" question, those going with the men 
applauding at Mr. Mortens' request and those 
for the women at Mrs. Morton'a Not many 
enthused for either aide, but Mrs. Morton won 
out. She also won out on clothes, navins; two 
gowns that looked very fiftiiavenuloh. 

The Dickson and Hyson turn starts drag- 
elly with someone sh.ging a slow song, then 
the two principals dance to music played by 
Max Dolln's orchestra. Miss Dickaon and Mr. 
Hyson are examples of what ballroom danc- 
ing could have done and did do In vaudeville 
and out the past few years. Not so many 
seasons ago this couple had a review In' Chi- 
cago that remained In Chicago. Without It 
they came to New Tork and have appeared 
In productions besides hotels since then, until 
this week they spilt the headline at the Pal- 
ace. As an act they ar- worth something 
when their name Is worth anything. Their 
act and band are no more to a vaudebllle bill 
than doxens of similar acts ahead of thiim 
starting from tho Castles. 

The matinee Monday was over at 5.30. At 
night an 8 o'clock' start was made without 
the Weekly, with the show over at 11.05, a 
gain of 2G minutes. State. 


A good low ■■omt'.ly uct would have done 
wonders for tho first half of the Riverside show 
Monday night. As It. was. that section rnn 
very slowly, dosplto a general switching around 
of programed position* following the matinee. 
The night arrangement brought Sylvia Loyal 
up from closing to opening, Permane and Shelly 
from second to opening- after Intermission, Kath- 
leen O'ilanlon and Co. from third to closing, 

and Crawford and Brodertok from opening the 
second half to third. Business waa about SOD 
short of capacity Monday night, with swat of 
the vacancies in tho orchestra. 

William Bock and Girla and Williams and 

Wolfus, seventh and next to closing, respec- 
tively, contributed equally to savins the bill 

in the second session. Hock's Beauty Brigade, 
with their stunning wardrobe display and snappy 
dancing ensemble, gave the proceedings- a dash 
of speed and decided note of class exactly where 
both were badly needed. AU of the specialties 
went m over for big applause returns. Rock's"* 
Chink version of "Alcoholic Blues" and Gladys 
James* "Shoulder Shaking Blues," the latter 
with shimmy accompaniment, gathering In the 
capital prises. The finale, with Rock and the 
girls in old-fashioned garb forming a group oh 
the right of the stage, la an affective bit of 
color blending,- heightened by artistic lighting. 
It made a beautiful stage picture; The Rock 
turn took six bows and then Rock proceeded to 
deliver his ' routine speech. 

Most of those out front Monday night appar- 
ently knew the Williams and Wolfus act back- 
wards. But that made no difference. Several, 
pf the bits, such as the. pillow tbrowins business 
and burlesque blindfolded piano playing, drew. 
. howls of laughter before they were reached, the 
audience anticipating the, likeable clowning 
they knew would follow, through a foseknowl- 
edge of the routine; The most important factor 
of Williams' clowning la that it baa cumulative 
comedy values. The laughs follow each other 
at tap apeed. without a moment of draggineea 
until the finish. With an act composed of such 
genuinely funny mat .rial It Is a wonder that 
Williams does not discard the chewing up 'of 
the candle. It could well be spared. Mlsa 
Wolfus, while aecmlnt to do but little, really 
gives her partner effective technical aid by 
"feeding" In the comedy bits. It'a a fine 

Blossom Sceley and Co., closing the first half, 
put over a pleasing . routine of rag songs and 
dances. A Spanish number, prettily costumed 
' by Miss Seeley, with Fields and Grossman as- 
sisting, and "ity Boy Has a Wonderful," .a 
single by Miss Seeley, both gathered In size- 
able hands. «A fast dancing trio for closing, 
aided greatly by Lopes, the cornetlst, carried 
by the act, Josslng away for dear life from the 
orchestra pit, pulled out five curtain calk*. The 
act should have ended here, but the common - 
error of stretching out things for an unneces- 
sary encore sent the turn off to a few ripples, 
Mlsa Seeley Is a bit different from most of the 
Jaxs vocalists that have swept Into vaudeville 
with the shoulder sbaklnK crate. She baa a 
singing voice, understands delivery and handles 
her numbers with an individuality that makes 
'em distinctive. Iter present set seems too tons. 
One or two of the older numbers could be 
chopped for apeed. 

Crawford and Broderlck, third,- were on too 
early tb show to good advantage. Miss Brode- 
rlck has an effective, deliberate comedy style 
that needs a settled audience tor proper results. 
The couple gets away from the conventional 
talk of the regulation mua and woman double, 
and most of their conversational, patter is bright 
and possessed of snappy comedy punches. 

Chan. Irwin, next, a singing roonologlst who' 
suggests Clifton 'Yawfbrd, entertained pleas- 
antly with some Scotch stories and character 
songs. Irwin owns a convincing Scottish dialect 
which ha brings Into service with excellent 
results in his yarns. Irwin tells a few ancient 
ones, but .his repertoire in the main sounds 
new, -with » couple of. big laughs nicely placed 
toward the finish. An- Impression of Harry 
Louder reciting "One of the Boys Who Went," 
a wa*s epic, waa jerj well done. Irwin could 
nave slipped over an encore, but acknowledged 
his applause by taking It out in bowas 

Following a comedy opening in which -some 
burlesque trapese business figured,. Permane 
and Shelly offered a aeries of duets- on violin 
and concertina. The trapeze bit caused no ex- 
citement. It Starts off promisingly, hat tapers 
to nothing. The musical section of the' act 
passed, nicely. 

Sylvia Loyal opened to half a house and 

managed to stir up a little enthusiasm with 

the dove tableau. Marconi aad Fltzglbbons, 

and Kathleen O'Hanion are under New Acts. 

'■ ' ' Sett. 


This week'a bill came close to being a revue 
type of .show, and there^.was plenty ef it, the 
fust act going on around 8.10 and tbo final 
curtain descending at 11.20. With a majority 
of the acts carrying their, own stage dressing 
and most of that hanging stuff, running to Bilk, 
the performance Monday night was a classy 
affair. There waa much in the way of elaborate 
dressing, with some splendid costume effects 

It waa a sort of costume contest between 
Mabel McCane'a revue and ,Oeorge Chaos' "The 
Little Cottage" (New Acts), the latter making 
it smart impression on third. Miss ;. McCane'a 
offering la much the same as early .tula year, 
but there may have been a few . changes In the 
numbers, for, In addition to the late Charles 
McCarron, Carey Morgan Is also credited with 
authorship. , In support ara. ; William Taylor, 
doing numbers, mostly placed to allow for. cos- 
tume changes by both Miss McCane and the 
dance combination of Lillian Broderlck and 
Tom Bryan. The selection of the henna-haired 
Miss Broderlck Is an excellent one. Long on 

looks and an exceptionally clever dancer, aba 
does much for the ace Her dances with Bryan 

have not only Individuality but class. In dress* 

ing Mlaa McCane again abowa a rich array j 
She ia singing one number in no way raited for 
her' vocal capacity. ' Tat In total the torn Is 
rlcb'and holds much vaudeville value. 

Joe Browning trotted hia deacon caricature- 
in monolog In fourth position for an amusing 
18 minutes, that taking In the encore. Joo'g. 
tirade against the women seemed to tickle that 
portion of * the audience most, and ha pulled 
down very good returns. 

Walter Clinton and Julia Rooney went for 
an excellent score on second. Mlsa Rnoney'a 
agile style and her peppery dancing carried the 
team along at a fine pace. Her odd bine frock, 
with kntcker effect, used at the start, waa gup* 
plemented later with a pretty dress of red 
tints. Clinton caught en with "Why Are 
Chickens So High?" They encored with "Who 
Discovered Dixieland?" which dissolved into a 
fast, exciting dance. ' ' 

Fay Courtney, alone, opened Intermission in 
promising. atyle (New Acts), - Claud and Fannie 
Usher in "Blde-a-Wee Home" followed. Jt'a 
a splendid playlet in spite of Its 23 -minutes' 
running time.- Mlsa Usher, perhaps, does the 
' beet "kid" In her career: - in - faet, It is more 
a atoning playlet for her than Claud. 

it wasn't the easiest test for Ted Lewis and 
his Jaxa Players to go into next to closing at 
four minutes to 1L Re tarried for Just about 
a quarter hour, and In spite of it being .over- 
time, the' turn went, for, the show's hit -and the 
house. Insisted on getting an encore in the way 
of Ted and his saxapbone plus the colored Jasa 
whistler. This final bit was • done in "one." 
Lewis played In "two" for the bulk of hia 
set to permit netting, of "Over Tour Head," 
the singing novelty. ' The latter turn, despite 
no attempt to conceal the extension > Which ia 
a variation of the crane device, held tho house 
surprisingly well. The -pretty setting of the 
affair and the catchy eongs turned the trick. 

Three Blighty Girls (New Acts) opened the 
show. They closed the 'bill • at Monday's mat- 
inee, but were shifted to the. starting point. 
That was the logical position, for they never 
could have held the house with so late » show. 

' J6te. 


A smodTB playing, evenly balanced bill .which 
made for good entertainment.* Four comedy acta 
gave it that peculiar vaudeville flavor so much 
la vogue among the regulars. ComeJy acta are 
either acarce er the productions are stealing 
them away, for there has been a noticeable 
shortage around on the metropolitan bills lately. 

James Thornton, spotted fourth, bad all .the 
comedy honors of tbe first half to himself, and 
although be- pilled plenty of laughs, a lot of 
his stuff -went result tow, mostly through famil- 
iarity. . His prohibition -Jingo scored a» usual, 
and he aaag the "Irish Jubilee" to a toughing 
finish. A lot of actors with retentive, memories 
are taking the edge off. of soin" of Jim's best 

The .other comedy contributions on : the bill 
were John 0. Sparks and Co. in. "A: Friendly 
Fend," • mildly entertaining sketch, Martin 
Webb la "Cousin Giuseppe" And Ruth Roy e in 
some popular .numbers aad one that sounded 

Martin Webb la a two-man "wop" team, with 
one making an audience 'entrance, interrupting 
the other, who is trying to make an announce- 
ment. It was formerly an act known as Martin 
and Webb, and Just. who. to wba is problematical. 
Tbe fellow who opens on the. rostrum looks like 
one of the old duo. The other baa succeeded 
In creating the Italian character an often aimed 
at and so often missed, namely, a conventionally 
attired young" Italian In a blue.' suit and loud, 
yellow shoes. He depends on his excellent dia- 
lect and knowledge of the. character to get it 
over and succeeds admirably. It may be that 
the billing ia arranged to help out tbe surprise 
of the entrance. If this Is the object, the un- 
-programed member to easily appeased, for the 
Interruption thing wouldn't fool an. audience In 
Alaska. They went big and have developed Into 
quite an addition to the "wop" standards. 

. Ruth Roye was next to closing, following 
Thos. E. Shea <New Acta). The singing come- 
dienne sang four numbers, one sounding re- 
stricted. It was titled "Where Are the Johns?" 
It's a chorus girl's lament about the present 
scarcity, but aooarding to the latest dope, it 
isn't authentic. It didn't get much. In fact, 
none of her numbers got much, except "You'd 
Be Surprised," which she sells In. a slow tempo 
with copious accent on the punch line, which 
was a howl here. Mlsa Roye ia overdoing the 
"mugging" in an effort for eomody, and must 
also replace "Robert B. Lee." It went uptown, 
but despite the modern orchestration which 
allows for a few "ablmmery quivers," it won't 
do so well In the more' sophisticated sections of 
the city. '.' 

Page, Hack and Mack opened, with Elmer 
Kl CleVe, the xylpphontst, following. Tbe latter 
chopsUcked his way to a solid hit and had to 
say a few words of farewell. The "kilts" add 
color to the offering and capita lice' bis 'clean- 
cut appearance and excellent physique, m ad- 
dition, he Is a good musician with a modernised 

Anderson and Tval (New Acts) di ted. Con. 










The show was too ton* Monday night and 
dot to the rearrangement, poorly blended, wUb 
tho re»ult the performajic* dragged. Bosooo 
Alio and Jess Band, tilled, won out and wu- 

1 tarns *nd Wolf on replaced them In tho third 

position. ■ -'_ 

Florence Tempest waa moved up to the fourth 
• ■. spot and Ai Shayne given tho Ko*. 6 position 
with Grace La Roe called upon to close the 
first half. This threw the show all out of 
kilter, noticeably with Williams and Wo If us 
— appearing In the early spot. The audience had 
not been sufficiently; wanned op when "they 
"made their Initial appearance and It waa a 
hard, struggle for Williams to start going. 
.Tho wmisms and Wolf us turn took the edge 
off of things though for Shayne, as Williams 
* makes a similar Initial appearance to tho 
Shayne opening and the glamor of the latter'* 
start Waa considerably worn off. -Shayne went 
•t them and managed to warn them np, but 
not as he has done in the past ill the other 
big time houses Shayne Is using a new 
closing ballad "Wonderful -Pal of Mine," which 
seems to suit him better than his previous song. 
■ Wire and. Walker, with their wire walking and. 
aerial stunts opened the show, but the house 
was Jupt filling and there waa not toe deserved 
approbation awaiting them at. the finish. Harry 
and Denis Du-For with their songs and dances 
wera. ; In the tecond position . and endeavored, 
very hard to get their work- over, but it ob- 
tained little appreciation. ,.•"."' ?• 

Miss- Tempest assisted by A.lten and Allen, 
dancers, and George Harris, at. that piano, pre- - 
seated Tumble in Love." The Harlem audience 
took kindly to her.- - The turn ruou too long 
going about St minutes. It lagged In spots and 
could: fee easily shaved about four minutes. 

Miss La Rue, with Joe Daly, at the piano, 
offered . her catalog of songs.' * She has intro- 
duced an innovation by having a bouquet of 
flowers handed to her' across the footlights upon 
the second chnruo of "Say It In Flowers," 
With a note expressing the meaning of 'the 
various Rowers. This Idea Impressed. 

Miss Juliet opened the 'second half with her 
imitations and really scored the nit of the 
show.. Her request Impressions scored very 
heavily, especially the "Pat ftooney" and 

Imbof, Conn and Coreent In "The Pest 
House," hid rather a hard time In the next 
spot Herbert Clifton garnered the second 
honors fn the next to closing position coming 
on. at ll:l.'i. i Bven though the hour was late 
he ; held the house csmarksbly well. ' Renee 
Roberts and Co., ■ man assistant, were In the 
closing spot with a novelty dance presenta- 
tion. The bouse was- stepping out through the 
entire turn and there were barely a utile over 
MO persons on tho lower floor at its conclusion 
11;40 p. m. 


;'•''. Philadelphia. Doc. a. 

The big 'musical comedy productions and 
revues which run a half hour 'or more are 
growing very popular in vaudeville and are 
giving the men who lay out the show a good 
chance- -to try their hand at shifting the acts 
around in order to get- the best reulta The 
presence of these big acta probably accounts 
tor the numerous changes in the bll'., which 
have been rather frequent of lato. 

It usually works out all right, however, and 
did thla week when Jimmy Husseys' new pro- 
duction, "Movo On," was moved from seventh 

. to the closing picture. It was easy enough 
to imagine what Hussey and his conglomera- 
tion of Jazz music and bita did to the remain- 
der of the show, for Monday night the Hus- 
sey act was simply a riot of laughs and there 
was nothing on the bill able to follow It. It 
surely must have been tough on Diamond 
and Brennan and tho Joseph De Kos Co. In 
the afternoon, when they followed Hussey 
with, one of those hard-boiled first-show 
crowds In front to pass judgment. Hussey 
has the right Idea. His ' 1<ngle of nonsense, 
comedy bits, musio and singing means noth- 
ing insofar as anything like a plot goes, but 
there la a lot of stuff jammed into a half 
hour of entertainment that Just bits the 
right spot: Hussey sang himself out Monday 
night: Tot Qualtera shook thing* up in great 
shape: Will Worsley got hia In a aolo num- 
ber and the Jnis band hart the house by the 
ears. That's all there was and It was enough. 
The Hussey act la a great one for vaudeville 
•f today. 

Wish Wynne, the English comedienne, "had 
a soft spot following Joan Adair's pretty play- 
let, but the English glrl^dld very tittle with 
It. Miss Wynne .la all wrong In her present 
altering. It la not the girl,, for she has proved 
ho.- ability. .It Is the material she uses, and 
if Miss Wynne intends to atlck to vaudeville 

. for. any length of time she needs to - get 
some raw songs immediately. Those she has 
h-« too slow for vaudeville audlencea of to- 
day and while thsy were as well received as 
they deserved to be. Miss Wynne's act as at 
present framed up Ic not vorth the Impor- 
tance given It on the bill.. 

Miss Adair's new act is entirely different 
from her former vehicle, ' Maggie Taylor, 
Waitress." and it Is a question whether It 
will be as wen liked aa her former sketch. 
The present playlet contains real value, but 

most of it I* In the last all or sight minutes 
of the piece. The Introduction of the plot to 
"trim" the old fallow who starts out to "see 
New York" with hia Wife Is not only draggod 
out at a tary alow pace, but It gives everyone 
aa Insight aa to what la coming and It jars 
on what Is to follow. Miss Adair is a clever 
artiste and to. well supported in "Blla Comes 
to Town," hut the present piece has not th* 
natural ring of her former sketch, tt waa 
given warm recognition, but this wag due 
mostly to the way the aketeh waa played, and 
would have scored- stronger, with a better 

Jack Lavter proves himself not only a 
skillful trapezlat, but a fellow with soma 
corking good Ideas. His best was In realising* 
titers to little left for an ordinary trapes* act 
these day* and another was In framing up an . 
a~c so he could kid hia way through with a 
conple of tricks and some smart "nut** talk. 
The result Is) Lavlcr Is giving the two-a-day 
a dandy act In "one" and using something 
tho> had about outlived Its usefulness." 

"Playmates" Is a decidedly pretty bit of 
juvenile entertainment that wilt be a great 
hit for young folks and very Interesting to 
older ones. The producer hast selected good 
materia), for the production and thla goes 
trcm the Individual' ability of the" sextet of 
young people who sing, dance and play tn- 
otr.'meotal music to the elaborate manner In 
which the piece is staged It Is about the 
best of the "kid" acts yet seen on the big 
time stage and was a big applause winner, 
stopping Jhe show Monday night until the 
yc ungsters took a. couple of extra bows. ' 

The snappy comedy and singing turn of 
Dirmond and Brennan waa warmly received. 
Jim Diamond to a funny chap and goto all 
th> laughs there an to be had out of his 
material. He ha* Injected, some fresh chat- 
ter, and a song that he handles very well Into 
trtf< season's offering, and the act went over 
ir excellent style. Moved into the n»xt-to- 
closing spot, the Joseph De Kos Co. landed a 
solid- appla-ose hit with th: tr clean cut tum- 
bling, their ground work and hand to hand 
•tnff being the best of Its kind seen In seme 
time. Mabel Burke and Sidney Forbes have 
a v»ry pleasing singing turn and Plelert and 
ScofleM filled the opening spot In great shape 
with their comedy juggling turn. The woman, 
who I* handicapped through physical dis- 
ability. Is doing wonderful work and doing 
It to that It Is hardly noticed. The Klnograths 
and "Topics if the Pay" were up to the dver- 
. ase. which has been very good here. 


Boston. Dee. s] 
It would be a person with a pretty mean 
disposition that could And many Haws In the 
bill at the Keith bouse 'his week. We watted 
a long while in Boston, for the "shimmy" to 
appear. Some of the mostjooneervative papers 
carried etorlcs about this dance, which Is 
having the same. run that the "eooch" dance 
did. Just now. and still our theatres were 
free But In the past few weeks it 
has made its appearance and nobody has 
aoemed to have, become contaminated, and 
those who-admlre the ar'lotlo, or. convulsive, 
twitching* of the human body in sympathy 
with the strains of music wish the "shimmy" 
only the host of luck and n. long life. 

Certainly a capacity audience at the house 
at the Monday afternoon performance didn't 
do any great amount of rhudderlng. Those 
who had their nerve with them encored the 

The act In which this dance" Is prominent 
Is named "Chicken Chow Meln." plead nolo 
on the Chow Meln part of the title, but vote 
"yes" on the Chicken. Jay Gould and Flo 
Lewis, with Arthur Havel, carry the burden 
of a spectacle that would form a good foun- 
dation al mobi , for a legitimate show. They 
arc ably assisted by six chickens. When the 
girls first appear they -are garbed and ant 
like show girls, and their efforts along this 
line show conclusively that aho. girls roust 
be a rarity on the market just now and are 
worth the f 50 per. But later one finds their 
first appearance Is only an Introduction and 
when they appear In tre Chinese restaurant 
which forms the setting for the "tab" and 
one pulls the "shimmy" and her sister ejwr- 
formers come across with their specialties the 
reason for their existence Is very plain. Gould 
keeps things moving rapidly as stage man- 
ager, and his own part suffers aa a result- 
There Is just one trouble with the act as It 
stands. It could very well be clipped In the 
last scene. 

The show ,1s opened by the Dancing Mc- 
Donalds, youngsters who work like demons. 
For the male end much praise la due. The 
gin Is a good dancer, but wr are one of those 
wax doll smiles that seam tiresome after It 
ha* been looked upon for several minutes. 

Joseph M. Norcriss and Nellie I. Norcrosa are 
No. 2 in "A Song Glimpse of Teste.-dsy." This 
pair plead to being 144 yi-ars v young and' at 
the opening Mr. Norcrcss nsks the audience 
not to expect too much In the way of vol- 
ume. His bass singing Is very fair Ills part- 
ner la just the needed touch frr the ant. 
They got a spontaneous reception. 

Prosper ana Maret, third, are acrobats who 

confine their activities to olever stunts they 
have been doing for several seasons and they 
make their usual bit 

Jimmy Fallon and Bus* Brown are playing 
a return engagement 'and. they have Injected 
new stuff into their sot In places and It was 
one of tho big htta Fallon has the secret of 
being funny and- being a bit raw In places 
without offending- He doe* the "rut" stuff to 
perfection and could not find a better foil 
than he baa Brown In the straight end pats 
over a couple of good songa 

Marie and- Mary McFarlan*. two American 
opera singers, are In a concert program. They 
uae full stag* with a specie drop and have 
a ..piano accompanist Choosing songs which 
are within the scope of the ordinary audience, 
they show their ability to atng well. 

Bon Bern's earns the neareajt to stopping 
the show of any of those who appeared. He 
gets oft some very floe material from the 
moment He appears on the stage, but shoots 
his material over so rapK.ty that, unfortu- 
nately, some of it Is lost in the audience, or 
was Monday tfterooon. He has a few man- 
nerisms that become .tiresome after a while, 
such as fanning himself with his violin at 
intervals, but the notes he makes that instru- 
ment give forth show what can be done 
with the minimum of effort end the maxi- 
mum of skill. — • . 

George Whiting sad Sidle Burt have a 
bard spot -They follow the headline act fn a 
series of songs, well sing and In some in-, 
stances finely Staged But -the house did not 
seem to tire and they reee.ved a good recep- 
tion at the finish, taking several earned bows. 

Jean Duval and Co. close the tho w in 
'Gems of Art," a series of living pictures. 

IVett Libbry. 


An In-and-out sort of show at the Fifth Aver 
nue the first half, with singing • d comedy 
predominating. Usual capacity attendance Mon- 
day . night, the house selling out even earlier 
than customary. Charles F. . Kenton and Bran- 
nan and Rule headed the applause column, with 
Sidney Towne (New Acta) -next to closing 
crowding f-e leader* hard for first honors. 

Rl Dora (New Acts), heavyweight Juggler, 
opened. Charlotte Worth, second, passed with a 
pop song routine. Mis* Worth owns a pleasing 
voice and likeable personality. Her present re- 
pertoire of songs is a- bit weak. The opening. 
in which she frankly asks for applause. Is out of 
order. "WaaTbcre Ever a Pal T.lko Tout" and 
"Tour Byes Have Told- Me So" received the 
largest measure of appreciation.. Miss Worth 
cab- go along with her present offering. A rou- 
tine of exclusive numbers would greatly en- 
hance her chances, however 
. It's quite a while since Cha*. F. Eemon (th* 
narrer feller) has been around the local bouses. 
8cm on, one Of the seal vets of modern vaude- 
ville, who started with Jim Thornton and Mc- 
fntyre and Heath, still returns his entertaining 
wallop, which he puts over with 100 per cont. 
effectiveness. The busaonn. swinging harp*, 
trick pipe piccolo, flute, musical hatrock and 
alt th* rest of the familiar freak Instruments 
Identified with Demon's set for 2." yean or more 
each contributed to hia success . A reel on the 
Scotch pipes at the finish brought Remon back 
for o speech, Pretty good for an oldtlmer. . 

Brennan and Itule, fourth, have improved no- 
ticeably since last seen. The Fifth Avenue hss 
a soft spot' tor anything Irish, ami Brennnn 
gave 'em just what they wanted In a Jlngly 
little come-all-ye called "Bhimwn of the* Moor." 
This brings In a bunch of •Tud" monickers, 
such as Foley. Fly nn. Murphy, etc.. and the 
house must have been -full of duplicates, judg- 
ing by the noise thnt followed -the number. 
"The Gate* of Gladness" ami a medloy of IJren- 
nan's song hits also cleaned up. 

"The Girlie* Club," formerly Bill Frledlander'a 
Suffragette Revue, now controlled by Joo Sul- 
livan, shapes up as a fair tab, suitable for small 
time consumption. Bobby Bernard, a -Hebrew • 
comic, with an easy presence and a knack of 
slipping over routine material in a manner to 
make It seem Impromptu, carries the burden of 
the comedy and acquits himself creditably. The 
act Is too lengthy. About half of the dialog 
could be eliminated without hurting the act any. 

George Holland, third, with his familiar com- 
edy skit, "The Plumbers," kept 'em yelling dur- 
ing the course of the act, but dosed rather 
quietly. The reason for this was probably be- 
cause most of the audience anticipated the ex- 
plosion at the finish. Holland's cockney assist- 
ant Is a unique type of comic, who makes an 
effective contrast to Holland's rough and ready 

Koban and Co., closing, caused a thrill or two 
with the balancing bicycle stunt. The Japs 
have added some Blsley stuff and a now fea- 
ture trick which calls for the small boy of the 
trio to walk up a flight of 12 steps on his head. 
It's a standard turn and went over for Its 
regulation returns. Bell. 

that respect the Individual artists had no canst 'M 
for spec Id o complaint. . 

The show began with a Mask Bennett comedy 
running perhaps 20 minute* and entitled "Hi* V 
Last False Step." Th* overture wa* then rung : < " 
Id at 8.M. and the first iurn. Louis Loo (New 
Acta), Aubrey and Blche, a neat sister act,' ' : .'-": 
well dressed, entertained nicely and was suc- 
ceeded by Murphy and Klein. (New Acta). 

Will J. Evans, tramp comedian, dressed very 
much as (be late Nat Wills was wont to; % 
started off with a clever- -parody and then per- 's§ 
petrated some well seasoned jokes, sll of rather " 
ancient vintage. But they were apparently new 
to the audience, which undoubtedly enjoyed k ;j 
tbem. More parody singing, and finished with *- 
a good burlesque Egyptian dance :':'■'£ 

"Broadway Echoes,'* an set with ten people. wJ 
elosed the first half. This Is the act Jack; Nwv -1t« 
worth tried out to assist him. Following a pre- : ;,- 
Hmlnary canter on tour, ho presented It one 
C»Cty ntsfcl; r.t lbs Century end tie next day '. 
Norworth opecod as r. slagl* at the 81st. Street. 1 
U Is a sort of minstrel first part- in white 
face, with an Interlocutor who slogs Sad '^ 
dances. Little Florence Perry doe* some ecc*n-, ■ '-{' 
trio too dancing; another girl gives an alleged. 
Imitation of Sophie Tucker singing "A Good ''■ 
Man la Hard to Find," weir enough rendered .■•■'■> 
but not a bit like Miss Tucker; another girl in - ; j 
black velvet knickers slugs end "imitates." .; \ii- 
Frisco; a young man offers an. impression of AI 
Joison; there la an Apache pantomime number 
in which the girl of the team overacts and 
strains frightfully with her pantomiming; a M 
brief travesty melodrama which is a good bit; 
a girl with a good voice Imitates TrentlhJ alngj >-i 
tag "Olenitis Mia" from "The Firefly";.^ 7-2 
young man offers a brief Caruso "PagHacci" 
touch, and the finale la from "Samson «t eH 
Delllg" set to ragtime. A big flash tor ' tbe-^ 
minor circuits. ■• - ■TW^ty^SM 

Lou Ross, a song plugger, offered three nunv 
bar* just ss you are accustomed to have .'tbsin'' •■?$! 
dealt out to you by one of that ilk. Be *>ng •'•'•'•: 
"Nobody Know* and Nobody Cares;" **Toil'a "vi« 
Be Surprised" and "Was There Ever b &J ft' 
Like Your' the latter a new ballad. Bell alS I 
Beiigrave (New Acts). - 

Basil and Allen, a' straight and "wop" m 
"one." were the hit of the bill. With a splendid • S 
crosstalk turn founded upon the idea - or 'tfie/' r ;t$ 
straight being a recruiting officer and the '"vrop** 'T*s| 
applying for enlistment' In the regular '**W4V?-$ 
Th* crossfire oomedy is. created by th* Italian • 
misunderstanding the officer, soph as "eharelnr; •> ; 
the enemy-how much I ronn* charge .'em?" 
The straight man is wholly competent, nave* " 
one* turning to the audience to put ever his ; '- 
thus, giving the impression he I* (rem the 
legitimate stage, and th* "wop" give* an squally 
legitimate low comedy characterization. They 
also have-most difficult of all to conceit* to* :--"*j 
such a torn without bursting into song-e good i 
twlshlnc exit. This team would probably score M 
on the big time. ' ." ,. -J- T£r- '§| 

Page and u.««n (New Acta) preceded the news : -Stf 
Pictorial, a good. smaU-time show. , j^. 


A rather good. six-act show, a new* weekly. ^ 

Topics of the Day and a five-reel feslura V 

Knthnrinn M««»,,,ll l_ 'ml; _.- - -. ™s£S 

'< -a*. 

--r-— — ••— *«•/ una a nve-reei feature, 
ivutbermc MacDonald in "The Thunderbolt,'' 
tomprised the program. The business , Wis ' 
vo.-y good on the lo*ur floor Tuesday night. 
with but a few seats at the sides In the -rear r 'm 
of the house empty, , » - '• Ic'Sl 

Tho show opened with the nows Weekly, " 
nnd the Initial set wa* nn at 8.18, the vaude-'O 
vile section- finishing at >.4&, with tntermls- '--•'* 
lion and (ho feature to follow. ,. ; .V ." : 5r 

lloland Trovers (New Acts) opened the bill '■-.■'M 
with a clever eight-minute exposition > of 
magic. Perhaps Travers' present offering rhay'"^ 
not be entirely new. but he has not been re- ^ 
viewed In cloven years under New • Act* 4n M 

\ABIBTT. Nick Hufford (New Acts) filled '...-•'-•<$ 
t hs second spot Ho has just returned from 
an Orpheum tour. 'i„,i'*.:, 




A most unresponsive audience on tho Amer- 
ican Roof Monday evening. None of the act* 
accorded a full measure of the applause they 
labored to aecurv, but us all lured eiiuully In 

George McKay and Ottlo Ardlhe war* tW ^' 
first real hit of, but at that their -^ 
effort* did not rouse the usual enthusiasm*^ 
the front of the house. McKay clowned a 
groat deal and Interpolated a crap gams with 
the leader In ihe midst of the act. Tfiis 
brought a laugh. '■ , J. 

The hit honors of the performance' went 
to Artlo Mohltnger and Geo. Moyer with their . ' % 
songs. Mohllngor haa a atylo Of delivery that - •.$£? 
Mia home with tho vaudeville audiences and ' C:"i? 
the efforts of the dm* were crowned with :js 
sufficient applause U stop the show. "'rrp 

Arthur Stone and Marlon Hayes In their ; A' 
eomody skit, "Croon Goods.-" 'were ' uioved '■. •' ' 
down to noxt to closing from an earlier spot, 
but the sot did Pot seem to wnrTaot it. The j&M 
audience was a long time getting stone's stylo 
of delivery and even though one wag viae to 
tho characterisation that' he was trying to •'! 
get over It was almost impossible to get his 
"stuff" halfway back In the' house. 

"Flashes." the "Doc" Baker rbvue, ' Is a , 5 
rather cleverly conceived entertainment wore '"'•:■ '■& 
ft not for the fact that a coupte of tho earlier 
scenes resemble tho termor "Glrl-on the Mag. 
sxii.e" act. There is tho rallrond station and : 
lr.lor the copy of "Vat.lty Fair" from which 
tho girls emcrgo. It Is all done differently -■ 
and the "quick change" work of Baker lends 
a novelty atmosphere to the whole. The act; .'■'.•' 
other than the suggestion that it carries a re- 

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semblance to the former offering, U a re*l 
ravpid moving entertainment of lh« revue typo 

■■4 It seemed to please. Fred. 



. From ■ "matrimonial" standpoint, the 
.■how At this bouse for the flrat halt waa an 
acknowledged success, (or (our ol tha soven 
tana submitted bad material dealing with 
matrimony Id one phase or another. The first 
of tbo married turns waa that of a bridal 
coupler It went along next with a turn 
leading off with a bit about preferring a 
"bungalow to a marble palace," then drifting 
io a "oountry courtship." Then the following 
tun presented the phases of marriage after 
SO years or so, and tho last of tbe matrimonial 
offerings dealt with the erring husband re- 
turning, the wife greeting him with a pistol 
and the couple Anally making up. Therefore, 
ff r arranging a bill seething with matrimonial 
affairs,, the booker Is entitled to any decora- 
ton he may choose. 
.■'.. The show waa opened by the Sensational 
Otrards, two men, hand balancing novelty. 
The men have an exceptionally pleasing rou- 
tine of feats and their concluding stunt of the 
anderstander spinning the other man about. 
area though not .original with tbe team, 
makes a capital climax for tha act. 
Mi:iard and Doyle in their singing, talking 
* and dancing skit, "Honeymooning," were in 
tha second spot and the first of the matrl- 
''-... monlai galaxy to appear. This turn Is neatly , 
nnd artistically arranged, especially from a 
Bessie standpoint, as three special drops are 
Introduced. The opening with the "Honoy- 
zoooners" In bridal regalia Is somewhat slow, 
hot the turn speed's up considerably when the 
various Impressions are rendered, and tba 
finish with the Bowery tough dance makes 
the torn stand up as a most appropriate one 
far the better class of small time houses. 
Fisher and Ollmore next, and their "Bash- 
Jul Borneo" also has the matrimonial tenor. 
'\ The apenlng song discloses that the woman 
possesses a superb soprano voice and the 
man one of no mean ' quality. Tbe team 
might eat down the talk in tho "oountry 
sweetheart" Impression and add a bit more of 
vocal selections. It would enhance tbe value 
greatly. There are sufficient laughs n tbe 
dialog, hut tta/y are far between at times. 
It. would be advisable to assemble them. 

Edwin Holt and Co., two men and two 
women, la a comedy dramatic sketch, 
"Broadway" (New Acts) wars fourth. The 
thome la not wholly pleasing and as a result 
the playlet received little approbation at Ita 

The Imposition Jubilee Four (New Acts), 
a colored singing aggregation, ware lb the 
next position and scored very well vocally. 
In the next to closing position were Pred 

coincidences that happened an the other side. 
According to hie present material, he mast 
have been stationed in the vicinity af a negro 
outfit, if bis dialect can be taken aa a cri- 
terion Tate and Tate, .-n aorobatlo main and 
female team, closed the vaudeville, followed 
by Paths news (film) and tbe feature picture. 


Jarvls and Frederic* Harrison in- a singing, 
talking and dancing skit (Now Acts), which, 
when speeded a bit bore and there, should 
prove acceptable. This Is another nf the 
matrimonial type and the couple did conoid - 
erabio trovest- on the Bolt sketch. The bur- 
lesquing brought laughs, but what other ma- 
teria) they may have In ' Ita stead la un- 
known. I. Is possible they were stretching 
their turn by ad' llbblng. x 

, . Tbe Marco Broa, with grotesque acrobatics 
and low comedy capers as well aa talk, closed 
tbe abow. The antics of the midget proved 
traits pleasing. 

H. 0. E. 

According to the regular sign which hangs 
from the canopy denoting the number of acta 
to be presented on "try out" night (Monday), 
two of the turns must have been eliminated 
after tbe matinee performance .for the sign 
denoted twelve, while the night show pre- 
sented only ten. Among the numbor pre- 
. aeqted tbe Drat four were tryouta ' 

Kennedy and Booney la No. B spot, or next 
to closing on the regular list, walked off with 
all the hit honors and In fact were tbe only 
turn of the evening to have caused the audience 
any enthusiasm. 

Pllcer and Douglas, who preceded them, re- 
ceived a warm welcome, but through what 
could be moro or less called a fashion show, 
aa Miss Pllcer'e gowns can be classed with tbe 
best. A shamrock effect was applauded upon 
her appearance). Miss Pllcer's costumes are ap- 
parently modeled after the pattern of Gaby 
Deslys, for her brother, Harry Pilcer, is mow 
touring Europe with the musical comedy star. 
Douglas, besides rendering several comedy 
numbers singly, Introduces her with exclusive 
song material and also takes part in tho 
dancing. In all they should easily And their 
way back to the big time. 
". May and Blllln Burke, man and woman 
comedy bicycle act, opened tho ahow but. did 
not dv.'nonstratr anything to qualify them 
for higher on the theatrical ladder. Comedy 
tactics play 60 per cent of the turn, which 
should keep them > working at the smaller 
■ twoses. 

Grace and Bddle Parks were selected for 
No. I, doing fairly and neodlng material, 
followed by George A. Moore, attired In khaki 
with several T M. C. A. Insignia adorning 
Ms army attire. Ho talks frpm start to 
Aalrb, mostly founded on supposed funny 


With the coming of extremely cold weather 
Manager Jackson has changed his street attire 
to a tux. Mia appearance upholds the class of 
tbe bouse, one of the best email-time' vaude- 
ville theatres in the country. 

The show, first half, was a humorous even- 
ing's entertainment. "Heart of Anna Wood," 
which followed the presentation of the Sunshine 
Comedy film, on in No. 4 spot, was .Immensely 
enjoyed. The turn carries Ave people, three 
women and-lavo men. It Is an allegorical offer- 
ing, more or less predicting tbe future of a 
country girl's life If she goes to New York 
with a transient suitor. This female baa also 
a native swain who offers to build a home for 
her. The girl finally has a vision of her future 
by way of a dream, closing with her rube 
■ultor and herself arm In arm. ' There are many 
acts and pictures of tbe type, but this turn takes 

Aerial De Graffs, man and woman acrobatic 
team, received counting .applause- in tho open- 
ing spot. Doyle and Elaine, two girls with 
crucial (brown) coloring exceptionally bard to 
detect, In No. 2 spot* They danced their way 
Into favor. Eddie Herron and Co., comedy 
playlet, with two women ' besides himself, fol- 
lowed the girls In No. 8 spot, and made an ex- 
cellent Impression, especially as a laugh-getter. 

Hampton and Blake, next to closing, west 
over to light applause. 

Shirley Sisters and Bernle (New Acta) closed 
the show, and although In a very bad spot for 
s turn like this, mads good their efforts. 


directing bar 'cello playing from tha 
Jul, which meant nothing. 

Bailie Fisher scored uamUtakably with "to* 
Choir Rehearsal." It la the flrat Meal appear- 
ance of the act. There ware Bra curtains at 
the and. Miss Fisher's voloe Is still youthfully 

Keaney and Hollla did splendidly next to clos- 
ing. The comlo Is nifty and brought uproarious 
approval. Sylvester Sebaffer furnished tbo pe- 
riod .with his versatile work that brought ap- 
preciation more for the versatility displayed 
than any especial proficiency. Samuel 


A mOt mors attentloa paid to Una] dlffer- 
eatlailoa wsold improve lbs artketrr "A 
Ctoa for tha Bluer" (New Actmi^J^ 


New Orleans, Deo. t. 

Nothing pretentious about the Palace pro- 
gram the first part of this week, but It pleased 
the patrons. 

The picture woe Creighton Hale In "Tbe Black 
Circle," an average release. McNeill and 
Shadow had thelnost Imposing number on the 
program, doing nicely. They could open big 
time bills. X r 

Frank Mullane was in good form, held enthu- 
siasm at high pitch and left with the applause 
most resounding when concluding a Yiddish 
parody on "Bubble* " 

Lewis and Norton, performing in suave man- 
ner, were liked In their vehicle, which has been 
seen\bere previously, 

Wilson Brothers were the show's clean-up. 
The German comics of yore peddle their stuff 
With the same sure way as coppers with care- 
free demeanor and with their apt yodellng 
the- surefire. They kept tbe crowd tumultuous. 
The act was rough at tbe opening performance 
and was ordered to tone down by Manager 
Plaxza. It went like a gale lost nlgttL 

Delano and Pike stalled about with Inferior 
dancing and listless club. Juggling, the malty 
disparaging their acrobatics and thwarting tbe 
appeal. They did little; Samurl. 


Following the news reel, Johnson and Par- 
sons (New . Acts), a two-man colored team, 
opened the show with a fast song and dance 
routine. Both* men worked hard and their 
efforts could not be denied. Cballla and 
Chains, another* new act. also found favor 
with a neat flirtation double In "one." Morgan 
and Gray, still another couple, offered a very 
pleasing comedy skit, written by Wlllard Mack. 
It depicts the usual struggle bubby has de- 
serting bla comfy bed in favor of work every 
morning, leaving the natter of dressing and 
breakfast until ten minutes before train time, 
consoling his wlfs with the statement- that 
should the train master ever see him arrive 
in time to catch his. train with half a minute 
to spare, that Worthy might suffer heart trouble 
from the shock, having long. been. Inured into., 
seeing hubby coming sailing through the gate 
at top spued And out of breath. Havln„ Anally 
found his usual habiliments, hubby prepares to 
leave on his morning race when the newsboy 
who delivers th« papers every morning clings 
)!■ a dally with the colored supplement con- 
spicuously displayed nn top, whereupon hubby 
exclaims "Today Is Slunday" and does a Brodla 
back to bed. The wife Is an excellent foil 
for the man's quips, although she should modu- 
late her voice a trifle 

Hendricks and Stone, straight and comedy - 
"souse," had things their own sweet way with 
crossfire chatter. Rut two "mother" ballads, 
one after another, is a little too m- i. And 
tho concluding "preacher" .number I* not. very 
appropriate of thn situation and does not mean 
anything when sung by two men. Robinson, 
McCabo and Robinson (New Acts) 'ollowed 
and ecored big ."Dangerous Dan McGrew," a 
seven-people travesty skit, pleasantly conaumed 
Ita 14 nv s Lane and Moran, next to 
closing, stopped the show, but left them starv- 
ing for more. The returns warranted an extra 
session Thn boys must have been unprepared 
with one. The Lane of tbe act la George Lane, 
formerly with a trio, Moran being the 
"Mickey" formerly doing a two-act with Bert 
Wheeler. The present combination practically 
does the entire former Wbeeter-Moran turn. 
Lane mlmlclng Bert Wheeler even to his check 
suit. They had the house In rears neverthe- 
less, The Three Fashionables (New Acts) 
closed. Dorothy Dalton In "a/Apache" was 
the film attraction. 


New Orleans. Dec. I. 

The arrangement of the shnw at the Orpheum 
did hot make for speed, which failed to further 
the si-flats or the Impression crested ft waa 
prnbnhly changed after the Arst performances. 
Initially glided forth the ITasrans. with fast 
ballroom stepping that was liked mast for the 
costuming They pleased because of their man- 
ner of working. 

In second position Emily Darren ran away 
with the honors of the evening. She dominated 
entirely with smart matter delivered to earn 
tbe greatest reward Mlrano Broa had them 
gasping with the daring trapeze routine Of- 
fered and novel manner of presentation. A*' 
suredtv thov should have closed. 

Elsie Ruegaer did not aohleve her former re- 
sults, end It may be the Orpheum ollentele Is 
not receptive » quM instrumental singles tny 
longer. Miss Ruegger bod Edmuid Llcbteneteo 


New Orleans, Dec. 8. 

Dsual throngs present at Loews Crescent on 
Sunday, with the show for first half this week 
creating enthusiasm. Tbe picture la William 
Farnum In "Wings of tbe Morning." 

Brown's Dogs opened. The feats of tbe ca- 
nines sre removed, from tbe usual, begetting 
thorough appreciation Morton and Noble, third. 
Mod bard and succeeded. Both displayed gin- 
gery methods and each possesses personality; 
applause was frequent and vigorous. 

Burke and Burke found unstinted favor, but 
did not help their score any when Injecting sev- 
eral blue lines. There was a fat-down at ,the 
finish, for which something might be secured. 

Laurie Ordway waa at home In her various 
aong characterisations She waa an unques- 
tioned success. 

"Fashions de Vogue," the usual draping .turn. 
waa liked very much. It closed and kept tbe 
crowd seated. But two girls are employed, 
With the male draper working very fast. 

' • Samuel. 


Nov. 27-30, 

. With nine, acts, a Mack Bennett comedy 
and the Klnogram news weekly, there was 

no feature picture at 'be Fifth Avenue for 
the BMcond half of last week. The second 
show hadn't concluded by Tito last Friday 
evening. It was ly followed by the 
two-reel comedy, and Tozart, the Arst act, 
.went on before t o'clock Why a rapid Are 
painter should employ a funeral march for 
bla Introductory and Incidental . music Isn't 
quite clear Ed and May Ernie (New Acta). 

J. C, Mack and Co., with tba star playing 
a "dame," with a silly son and a. girl census- 
taker to feed, have a wholly different and 
original Idea for a comedy sketch. Tbere Is 
alao • unique setting In "ona" to create the 
illusion of an Interior Macks' semi-German 
dialect and bis clever characterization stamp 
him an artist. Merlin, comedy magician, baa 
Improved his turn by the carrying of "Red" 
(formerly elevator boy at tha American the- 
atre), using him aa a plant to come upon 
the stage and be the butt of the maglclan'a 
qulpa. The card manipulating Is very good. 

Elfle Pilcer and Dudley Douglas, once more 
united, with an act ; partly new, scored 
strongly Miss 1'llcor's costumes are all new. 
gorgeous and in excoilent taste. By comparl- 
io:. the cylorama set Is a modest one, hardly 
In keeping with the eplendlferousness of the 
sartorial exhibition. The act as present Is 
snappy from start to flnlsh. 
' Frank Hurst In a Tux and a pianist, bore- 
to fore known as assistant to Jack Wilson, 
Lucille Cavanaugh. Bessie Clayton, etc. la now 
out for single honors and so Informs the 
audience In lyrical form. The audience liked 
blm Immensely, 1udgl-g by the applause. 
They always accord big applause to a 
throaty, straining tenor singer, especially If 
he has a well fitting Tuxedo and a pianist. 
Hurst's efforts at monologlng are* somewhat 
amateurish, Dugan and Raymond (New 
Acta). . , 

Alloen Stanley, with a pianist, put over a 
number of songs neatly and with considerable 
personal magnetism. There is a bit too much 
simplicity In tho respective characterizations. 


The laat half abow never gave promise af 

storting anything and didn't, nor did it reach 
tba genera) roof average. Friday night a big 
bouse waa to. so big applause scores were pos- 
sible. But tbe crowd waa lethargic; It waa 
humid outside and too warm ■ inside. 

Western and Ellns were tbe flrat to get real 
returns, on fourth. There la something about 
the girl In the duo that attracts attention, and 
ahe aimed rather well with her comedy effort. 
The team'a "punch portion" came with what 
Weston explained to be their original idea of , 
a couple In an "underworld Bowery cafe." 
Laughs came with the catch line, "Let go of ma 
Hilton, will you." Miss Ellne collects about 
the quickest jag imaginable with drinking a 
single imaginary high-ball. The song formerly 
used for a finish |p tut out to better finale 
effect. The Bowery bit appealed to the root 
bunch, arid for pop the team can travel along 
without trouble. * * ' 

Elsie Mains, who closed Intermission with 
her "melody boys," a quintet of Jazs players, 
dished out a varied assortment of jazz- num- 
ber, and, although they were done well, the 
house waan,'t particularly ■ Impressed until she 
started throwing her shoulders about Mlsa 
Mains Is a sort of pop Bee Palmer. 

The musicians played with muted Instruments, 
and hod several chances during costume 
changes, but couldn't land. One of their selec- 
tions was cello effort, the youth 
being covered with a changing colored spot 
during a dismally alow selection. The boys 
did some .sort Of .Russian step while playing 
the finish number, which 'was "Dixie Is Dixie 
Once Mora" Miss Mains' beet was "Beal 
Street Blues," and she looked her best, tooi 
In a dress of crystal beads. It was here that 
she shimmied. She needs a Anlah number, and 
perhaps one or two new ones further down 
would help, 

"Money or Tour Lite." a comedy dramatic 
.playlet, amused In the seventh spot. It is a 
well-written turn, a whole series of paradoxes, 
and most welcome because It is so different 
from the run of sketches. "Money or Your 
Life" might well have been a blg-tlme act, 
with Its own sot. perhaps, and name players 
Myra Dean and Edward Van Bloane. however, 
do quite' well with it. and, as a matter of fact, 
the idea and the lines seem actor proof. 

Burke and Touhey followed, and their matter 
be ! B « #100 of the -backward" type (para- 
doxical) was a coincidence There | 8 no con- 
filet, the dialogue was no different In direc- 
tion. Tbe old Irish tesm have taken the "meat" 
from their familiar skit, "The Birthday Party," 
framed It for a two-act In ono, and the result 
Is a good next to closing turn for tbe three a 
dsy. The Irish bagpipes are still prefcent, used 
near the finish, and then both men trot out a 
' short reel for their exit They won tbe roof 
crowd easily, and came nearest of anything on 
tbe bill to grab a hit. 

DeHolde and Edwards closed mildly.* Tbelr 
own idea of the Apache dance Is a crude effort. 
Tbo man In threatening with a gun Is a new 
wrinkle, the Parisian roughs preferring a knife. 
The Three Dixie Boys opened Intermission (New 
Acts) June and Irene Mclva opened (New 
Acts). Richard Burton was second (Now Acts). 
The Clara Theodoso Trio ran third (New Acts). 
!> /bee. 


A fast singing and dancing show at the 
Twenty-third Street the last holf, with comedy 
nicely placed throughout the bill, furnishing on 
effective contrast to the stepping and vocalizing. 
The bouse was sold out at 7.45, tbe regular Frt- 
day night amateur dancing contest, a weokly 
feature at tha Twenty- third. Street, apparently 
being responsible for the big draw 

Mike S Whallen, who returned to America re- 
cently, following several years of engagements 
la England, held up tbe middle section capitally 
with a routine of Irish atorles. varied by a 
couple of philosophical recitations. Whallen has 
a bright, good-natured delivery that aide • hla 
material greatly, Most of the Irish stories are 
familiar, but the audience accepted tbe whole 
routine at face value. Three or four gags from 
former monologs uf the late Nat. M. Wills and 
Bsra KcT.luu drew big laughs. The extern- 
poraneoua song at (he flnlsh landed (or Ave 
encore verses. The high hat and frock coat 
worn by Whallen on his last appearance In the 
New York bouses should be resurrected and 
substituted for the business suit and brown derby . 
now worn. 

When it comes to singing and dancing revues 
Eddie Janls' can hold its own. Janls Is a cork- 
ing dancer, doing all the various styles equally 
well. The Southern Sisters, two peachy-looking 
girls, who carry what appears to be a couple 
of trunhfuli of nifty wardrobe, give Janls great 
eupport. Eleanor Pierce, a graceful toe dancer, 
and .lerry Benson, pianist, also figure largely in 
making the act one of the most entertaining of 
Its class The four crowd a series of specialties 
Irito -lehteen minute* that move like lightning. 
Morgan and Gates, youthful comics, started a 

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bit siowty, but after tbe first three minutes got 
the bunc» and hold 'cm to the finish. One of the 
beys seines to turn takeo Bd,. Wjmn u ». pat- 
tern, and white avoiding « direct imitation, hta 
aattcs arc stronsiy reminiscent ot Wrnn's style. 
A Scotch doable dance Cor closing announced as 
bavins been den* by the team originally In 
•'ftassle DtaW at tho Drury Lane, London, 
proved a nifty bit of tupping and brought the 
act back (or alz bow*. 

friend and Downing, like Mike mallen, have 
been abroad for several rears,' The act u about 
the same hi form ae when aeen here last. The 
talk holds a bunch of comedy that the pop 
boas** are strong for. The parodies are well, 
written and hold the big laughs In the final 

Lewis and Dunbar, Homer Ltnd and Co., and 
Chief Little Elk and Co. also appeared. 

y • . - Dell. 


A sljc-aot show with Charles Irwin head- 
lined In the lights and a feature' picture 
showing William 8. Hart In "John Petticoats" 
attracted a jammed house Friday nicht. It 
was the night after a holiday, but the Har- 
lemttes had evidently all recovered troth their 
Thanksgiving Day Indigestion and were out 
to be, amused. At least, they were willing to 
laugh at the slightest provocation. 

Lorimer and Career/ (New Acts) opened 
the show' with a nifty .dance ottering: that will 
get them the better time when' tbey are in 
better ahape. Dorothy Shoemaker and Co. In 
'The Kat." an . underworld playlet, rather a 
modernised version of "Ma Ootse," Is played 
In a fashion, however, that does not slam 
over the '."surprise" at (he finish. Morgan 
and Anger (Now Acts) 'follrwed with a com* 
binatlun singing and comedy talking skit 
that Included an "Impersonation" of Warflcld 
doing "If you dont* want her" In all Serious- 
ness. In fact, It was held ' back for the clos- 
ing punch. Cutty and Nelson (New a. > 
with a musical act filled' thf next spot Charles 
Irrrln with his songs (old as' they were to the 
regulars}' And stories pulled down the solid 
hit of the show nest to closing the vaudeville 
section: His opening number, "If My Wife 
Says It's Not, It's Not," Is always good for 
a -laugh. Albert Whalen's ."Trombone", song, 
with credit given, is the other, and then a bit 
ot a recitation by Ham Lauder entitled 
"Grsnnya' Boy" Is the third. His little stories 
are alao. good for a laugh. 

Closing the bill there was one of the usual 
type of ''Surprise Party" acts, .only this one 
was rtubb'.d /'The Dream Surprise Party." 
and if anything It was just a cheap imitation 
of . all the other acts . that have long since 
been relegated to the . smallest small time. 
Two men and. sis chorus & Iris. . Fred:' 


The try-outs the .last half , at. the up- town 
house pulled another capacity attendance. They 
take their "hoke" literally in the Harlem house, 
and. many an act with "fly" talk has to. make ,a 
hurried, rearrangement after the opening show. 

Ai B. White got a dose of. this, 'for he 'followed 
a raft of entertainers moat of whom stuck 'to 
the beaten roads. While's really clever routine 
about MM) B. P., didn't get' him rAuch up here. 

After the 'first three try-outs, Les BinoS, Dan 
Duncan and Emraett'a Surprise (New Acts), 
Frank ' Marcktoy wss ' the first of the regular 
riders to appear on the track. He banjoed his 
way to a ■ solid hit with a straight routine of 
popular and operatlo medleys, liarckley Is a 
Brut-class musician. 

Next, Wm. E. Morris and Co. (New Acts), 
who was another try-out in a well-liked sketch, 
followed by Mack and Reading In a routine of 
sure-fire gasB and. nonsense. Jack Inglls' wife's 
name la Reading, and Mack apes Digits In bis 
delivery, and there is another' piece of business, 
namely, the running from entrance to entrance 
behind the Olio and the appearance of the run- 
ner at the original starting entrance after the 
footsteps lead the audience to- believe that be 
will reappear at the opposite one, which also 
was used by Inglls and Reading. Miss Reading 
should freshen up her wardrobe. 

Jones Novelty Five, another try-out, were 
next. (New Acts.) McOormlok and Mellon, two 
- dancers followed. These' boys are good steppers 
and made the best of their spot. They should 
stick to their knitting snd drop what little talk 
tbey use, for It Is as dancers they appeal. Tor 
a .finish they do an eccentric "rubs" double, In 
costume, one playing the violin while "hoofing." 
An acrobatic double was liked. 

"The New Teacher" was the laughing hit of 
the bill, following. It is the old schoolroom sot 
of the Avon Comedy Four,' with the nance, 
tough guy, Hebrew and Dutch characters re- 
tained. Most of the former "wows" are also 
in. The Hobrow suffers In comparison with Joe 
Smith, his illustrious predecessor. The ensemble 
vocalising it good, and the act n s cinch to 
panic them around the smaller circuits. The 
Avon Four have only played the larger bouses - 
In later years,, so this copy should be a novelty 
In certain sections. , . 

Al B., White tried to explain It in next to 
closing, but nobody got. him but s> couple of 
traveling men anil the bookers. 

Johnny Ford and Melody Maldi (New Acta) 
biased tho long bill. Con 

(Continued from Fage 21.) 
Richard Burton. '■■''■£ 

Monolog. • >.'-j 

18 Mlng.1 One, 
American Roof (Last Half)* 

Burton makes a good appearance-, hag 
ability to entertain and does, but with 
other people's material. He opened with 
atyarodled version of "Smiles," going off 
Into suffragette talk, using a brogue 
and also matter that Is based on Frank - 
lyn's A r dell's former sketch. He went 
Into several song numbers, one being 
"Sahara, We'll Soon By Dry -Like You," 
and an Irish harem song, the returns 
being only fair, mostly because Burton 
didn't use his rather good voice to proper 
advantage. He split the latter number 
for other talk, which Included Walter C. 
Kelly's kangaroo story and another yarn 
which sounded familiar. He finished 
with more songs, one Irish an* the final 
one Scotch. For_a single Burton Is 
working a bit overtime. Proper' direc- 
tion would make Burton a much better 
entertainer, and he is good enough to 
handle his own material. Ibet. 

Heavy Weight Juggling. 
11 Mins.; Foil Stegc. 
Fifth Avenue; 

." E i Dora Is a middle-aged man. The 
billing would seem to Indicate he was of 
Latin origin, but he is a typical Tank in 
appearance. The stage. Is set with can- 
ned balls, heavy wagon wheels, and 
simitar objects. Opening with the Jug- 
gling, of three hefty steel cannon balls, 
101 Dora runs through the regulation 
routine followed by most acts- of the 
type. The spinning of a large wagon 
wheel, which is balanced on a chair, 
held in turn on El Dora's chin, makes a 
showy feature trick for closing. El Dora 
dresses in a combination uniform that 
might be supposed to represent a con- 
ductor on the Eight avenue line or an 
admiral in. the Brazilan Navy. A change 
to some sort of straight costume would 
Improve his appearance. Excellent 
opener or closer for the pop houses. 


Belt and Belgrave. 
"Are You Ready Dear?" 
(Comedy Sketch.) u ' 

17 'Mins.; Interior. 

Young, architect rushes home to his 
wife with a set of blueprints and glee- 
fully informs her- they. are to go .to the 
home of a rich man for dinner, when 
he will have the plans for a new thea- 
tre accepted. The idea 1h very lifelike 
and humorous — that of being in a hurry 
to don dress clothes and constantly de- 
manding that his wife wait on him, 
to lay out his clothes, put the studs In 
hie dress shirt,, etc., and heckling her 
to get dressed. It is very natural and 
human.. At the finish they read the 
Invitation and the wife discovers tt la 
for the following evening. "What shall 
we do?" he cries. To which she replies: 
"We'll stay dressed till tomorrow night" 
A good comedy skit, competently played. 


Dan Duncan. 
Blaokfaee Monologist. 
.12 Mine. One. 
125th St. (Nov. 28.) 

In a misfit evening suit Duncan mono- 
logs, using some ancient material. 
Then, adding a gray' wig and "specs," 
he does an old colored preacher, tbe ma- 
terial retaining Its old vintage flavor. 
There Is a parody with an offensive 
lyric. Lack of material will hamper his 
mildest ambitions. Con. 

Page and Green. 


6 Mins.; Full Stage. 


Two men in comedy makeups, offering 
'flora ■ fast tumbling sombrs-vults with 
and without hands, back somersault 
'heated on chair on top of table; front 
f 3m knees, double comedy routine, etc. 
For finish one does a three high table 
rocking and back somersault from chair 
a la Bert. Melrose, but Without over- 
turning the tables. Jolo. 

Challis and Chaliis. 
8ong end Danes. 
14 Mins.; One (8p»eial). 
Jefferson,. . . 
, The couple progress quite well up to 
the closing' point, when they spoil it 
with a little unbecoming blue stuff that 
did not nt the picture at all. Ditto the 
unbecoming eccentric .pantaloon cos- 
tume the girl sported.' When one ex- 
pected a brisk eccentric dance to match 
the equally peculiar, attire, they had to 
let down with an ancient "girlle-movie" 
song .that is antiquated for the simple 
reason Its over-popularity for a brief 
two months killed its further chances 
for longevity. The front three-quarters 
of the act is all good. The boy makes 
a neat appearance in his Tux and the 
modest gown of tho young woman Is In 
keeping with the rather -"refined" air of 
the special hangings in "one" and the- 
materlal used. A little fixing of tbe lat- 
ter section and the duo has a chance in 
something better than pop houses. 

Exposition Jubilee Four. 
Singing and Mimic. ' 

11 Min.; One. 
23d Street. 

Billed as 'Your Southern harmonists" 
these men have a well assembled rou- 
tine of song and mimicry. Their open- 
ing number is "Maryland," harmo- 
niously rendered with the Voices well 
blended. The second number Is a mod- 
ernized version of "Way Down Yonder 
in the Cornfield." with an Injection of 
comedy in various spots. The comedy 
is not overdone in any respect. Next 
comes their impression of a caliope. 
which is realistic. Another vbcal offer- 
ing of the "blues" variety with the mlm- 
iclng of a flock of cats concludes the 
turn. The men aire costumed in the 
old-time minstrel frock coats with 'top 
hats. Tuxedos may be more becoming. 
The turn should easily qualify for a 
spot on the small time. 

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El Dora. 

Johnson and Parsons, 

Talk* Songs, Dance. 

14 Mins.; One.' ■ 


A little rearrangement of routine end 
the act should- pass creditably on the 
small time. There's a little too much In 
it. Tho dancer should eliminate any 
vocalizing as he "coon shouts" more 
than anything else. The singer of the 
two is too ponderously built for any 
stepping. This chap', by the way, has a 
truly powerful voice and he won con- 
siderable approbation with his two solos. 
The stepper Is a mighty hard worker 
and also came in for a fair share. The 
concluding Scotch bit doesn't mean 
very much and since that sort of lets 
up on the speed, It can very well go out. 
Although the opening spot was a trifle 
early for the boys they were not at all 
slighted, despite an unusually cold .au- 

Wm. E. Morris and Co. (3). 
"Lonesome Club." (Comedy). 
18 Mins.; Parlor, Full Stage. 
125th 8trset. 

. Wm. E. Morris Is supported by as ex- 
cellent a cast as vaudeville has vlsioned 
In some time, in this his latest sketch 
effort. Morris la a finished aotor and 
makes of his detective a man bent on 
the arrest of a youthful malefactor, but 
who is Anally persuaded to let him 
have a chance by the heroine, a flesh 
and blood man tracker. There are two 
character women who give him untold 
assistance and the laughs follow the 
tense scenes in rapid manner. Mr. Mor- 
ris should have no difficulty securing 
plenty of booking for his new vehicle. 

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Louis Leo. 
Ladder Act. 
9 Mins.; Full Stage. 
A. lerican. 

Young man attired in sailor suit, opens 
with lyrlclsed comedy chatter while 
tying knots With a rope. Then balances 
and ascends single ladder placed on top 
of a table, chattering away. Good bal- 
ancing but crude monologuing, Suitable 
for three-a-day opener. Jolo. 

Robinson, MoCabe and Robinson. 
Songs and Talk. ~^' s \''"'i 

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A comedy trio of 'the type popular 
years ago. Time has made no change 
in an audience's tastes if this act can 
be accepted as a criterion. There to the 
convention straight; the comio dressed 
In A. D. T. attire and the young woman. '£$ 
A. D. T, bandies tbe comedy and ho 
uncorked a couple of wicked ones. By .^ 
gradually leading up the, "blue" he ; 
takes away a good deal of the sting,: 
The -girl sings a epecial version of ah 
Oriental fox trot that has won much 
popularity Instrumental^. This special 
lyric Ib mighty clever and' full of comedy 
points, it would not be a bad Idea to 
solo it Instead of doing a trio with the 
song, making the lyric rather indistinct 
to the audience. The concluding *>ong 
about a mischievous kid, similar; to 
"Huckleberry Finn," is not so good, for 
a closer and let the act down a good 
deal. Something more lilting would be 
more appropriate. .•,'. 


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June and Irene Mel v«. 


13 M.ns.; One. 

American Roof. (Last Half) 

Two girls in their teens, playing 
xylophones of regulation reed tyr&^jiy. ' ; :>: 
show for one thing that tho stage play- 
ing of such l.-Btruments isn't the hard 
work that other exponents, like eomo 
fiddlers, make it out to be. They opened 
with "Poet and Peasant" Going behind - 
an upright Instrument they then tapped 
out a tune on what at first appeared to 
be a new style of xylophone, bttf upon 
tbe cover being dropped several rows ^f 
Strung boose bottles »wero shown, some 
partially filled with water. ThOinum- ' 
berson the bottles was entirely -too 
slow in tempo, as were most of those' On 
the xylophones to which the girts" re- 
turned after the novelty work with the 
bottles. . If the girls will use more speed 
in their playing or select faster num- 
bers they should get better results, for 
the act is a novelty. Good for pop now. 
The girls have possibilities. 

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Lewis and Dunbar. • 
Singing and Danoing. 
14 Mins.; One. 
23rd St. . 

Man and woman, in a singing and 
dancing turn of. the conventional order. 
The man Is a good dancer arid the, Wom- 
an handles comedy acceptably for the 
small time. Opening with a piano solo ' 
by the man, which is Interrupted 1 by the 
entrance of the woman, the pair go Into 
a comedy double song. Thin somewhat '; 
resembles a similar number done by 
Bert Hanlen, in which "kind applause" 
is decried and Immediately sought for 
by mention of the army and navy. The 
man executes a neat soft shoe dance 
next as a single. Another single by the 
Woman follows. While the woman Is 
singing the man does' a couple of bur- 
lesque card tricks. An exchange of 
comedy dialog follows, with the, wom- 
an handling the crossfire for several big 
laughs. Act closes with a double dance, |f 
which got over. Good email- tlmors. 



Cutty snd Nelson. 


12 Mine.; One. • . 

Harlem O. H. 

The Cutty of this act is evidently one 
of that famous family of vaudeville 
musicians, the Six Musical : Cuttys. : 
The present act has a xylophone and 
piano opening, with the girl playing the 
piano. There Is a medley of popular 
numbers at first, and then another med- 
ley, this time patriotic airs. Following 
there is a number by the young woman, 
with the man playing the accompani- 
ment. The singer seemed rather off key 
on Friday night. For the finish the man 
offers Tostl's "Goodbye" on the cornet 
and then switches to jam. The latter 
pulled for an encore arid another ' jazz 
selection was offered. It was tho Jasz 
bits that put the act over. Fred* 

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Chicago, Deo. 8. 
Evelyn Nesblt and tier ambition* diversion 
from the professional paths of ber put was the 
bentral figure of Interest. The audience . saw 
"..■» bright-eyed girl with youth, earnestness and 
... courage, a flashing production to follow a kin- 
.ebrgnrten drop, an array of tarty and becoming 
towns, and a novelty borrowed from the fllma 
bat Dattlly adapted to the stage. Tbe applause 
was not conspicuous until the end. which prob- 
ably pleased Hlaa Nesblt, for It seem* her ambi- 
Ucq to five general satisfaction rather than to 
aland forth in any glaring single moment. 

Vaudeville most thank Miss Neablt for con- 
tinually trying. Unlike many other women who 
have leaa upon which to pedestal a "draw," .she 
la unwilling to come back season after season 
with a sew frock, a new song; and the .same 
old -fiat, routine, thankful to get tie money and 
beat It, Miss Nesblt shows that vaudeville has 
Bar best thought, and that la no small favor to 
vaudeville. * . - r '•»." . «-». 

: - In this she appears first as .a school kid, sur- 
prisingly youthful and simple, assisted -by 
Jimmy Dunn and a skillful pianist There la 
' some kid comedy, nothing to soar into the 
•load* over,- and then the drop files to reveal a 
Manning cyclorama of velvet With- twinkling 
stars; Miss Nesblt la seen at a crystal wishing 
ball.. She asks It to fix ber fate between an 
nrtistto career, bought love and honest 'wifehood; 
after each verso there la a dissolve Into a Httla 
set which is changed to stage each scene, the 
tlreo of art, to shot by her paramour, finds 
peace and bliss In a husband and a baby, Dutm 
playing in support for each scene. ' 

None of tbe scenes reaches a mark worthy . of 
this game, little artist, bnt the ensemble, leaves 
a pleasant Impression and the turn goes down 
as different, appealing to the heart and hrsln. 
and smartly caparisoned and sec Tie live ones 
who rave, over Bee. Palmer's shimmying .will 
probably say .Kiss Nesblt has made a mistake; 
bat the plain people,, who form 80 per cent of 
American audience*, will love this girl in 'this 
endeavor and will follow It with hearty interest 
and appreciation. Furthermore, It gives her a 
stepping block to acting, in which direction her 
pretensions appear-to beckon. 'Borne day a real 
Author will olothe her as fittingly with dialog 
and ideas as her customer baa with trappings 
and her scenery designer baa wltb surroundings, 
and then a review will be written of her work 
which will have no if s, regret* or alibis. 

Johnson, Baker and Johnson, Joggling clubs 
and' hats with fleet' and daft maneuvers and 
comedy variations, opened the bill in hilarious 
fashion and scored. Jennk Mlddleton. a girl 
with 'the face and form of a scrap-book angel, 
! followed with violin work not distinguished .'for 
e3orts at "showmanship," and therefore heart - 
_lly welcomed and stoutly applauded. Besides, 
thj girf. can worry sweet tones and trick results 
oat of fiddle strings. Smith and Austin comedied 
frantically with preps, sets, changes, a girl as- 
sistant and everything that can -add to physical 
comedy, and the harder they went at'- It the 
leas came out; When they finished they were 
all out ot breath and the bouse was all sot of 
patience. ;•'>•• 

TheLlghtner Orris and Alexander tripped 
through ballads, topical songs and Jabby comedy 
Interpolations by the fair comic. Vfith tbe ex- 
ception that she Interrupted a few times too 
maney, some of the rejoinders ' being trite and 
abort of the mark, the trio undoubtedly found a 
welcome. Tbe vocal work was. especially liked, 
sold thV) comedy, when not too laborious, got 
laughing punches. Fine hand at the close, Val 
autd Ernie Stanton in British "nut" stuff hover 
pot going until almost too late, then recovered 
from similarity to Smith and Austin in method 
stud general confusion of patter In time to get 
o fair' hand and rngke possible a. down speech. 
Tbe boys followed a long auction for tbe Actors' 
Fund, which handicapped their start i cruelly. 
"With better look they would have fared belter, 
ao doubt 

William Gaston and a populous and well cast 
company got across from the tape with surprls- 
, lag vigor for a sketch. If Rupert Hughes .can 
write more acts like "Tbe Junior Partner," 
vaudeville is paging blm lustily. Gaston,' him- 
self, was all over the stage, not ashamed to 
cavort In low comedy— anything for laughs And 
toe laughs came, good and thick Bo did a 
Wholesome band at the end. Bert Fitxgibbon 
then strode oh a murdered the 'mob, crazier 
than ever, better, too. His box accomplice sang 
a couple of weepy ballads while the bouse howled 
ot Bert's antics— and what could be fairer than 
that, playtng both ends! Tbe applause hit of 
tbe show went to Bert 

The closer, Billy La Mont Trio, rang op on a 
pippin ' tight-wiring and a husky lady with a 
feeble voice, singing and trying to dance. The 
cable performer went snappily, aided by (prop- 
ably supported to be aiding) a man in evening 
clothes who crowded her on the wire. Tbe walk- 
ers out were not so numerous as usual, ' because 
there was something In tbe little beauty's way and 
parson that kept them in. Bbe should do a 
single where she can get some attention; ner 
•support" only distracts from her, and while 

SI* enstomary to gather troupes for a variety 
entertainment In an act, la this instance R 

seems that there is a* taltvldutl who possesses 
unusual faculties beyond those endowed open 
ihe come-and-go mechanical performer, and she 
should be played np. The child la a Lettsel an 
the wire: flhe could grace a terns or a smart 
roof show, and, If the $2 managers give her.* 
look, she-probably win. 


••• -fit Chicago, Dec p. 

Harold Bachman's "Hill Ion Dollar" sand, 
billed as tbe official organisation of the Amer- 
- lean Legion,. and formerly of the Basset Divi- 
sion, failed lo'o/oeJify aa a vaudeville bcadllner. 
There waa abthing the matter except that It 
isn't a vaudeville act, despite volume, Instru- 
mental specialties, khakis and Impressive patri- 
otic program staff. Tbe routine was of • the 
standard brass. type, and every number was well 
done. The finale, "Stars and Stripes Forever.'' 
bad been used as a finale by Hike Barnard est 
the piano earlier in the show, and that hart, It 
probably. Anyway, the spectacle at a mass at 
, men in service uniforms ha* faded away antil 
it now sends .bat.* mild thrill op the arteries, 
and. a band la Just a band. The women were 
fidgety in the audience, and the applause was 
just about what the orchet.ra would have gotten 
had it done the pieces. The band, la of goodly 
sue' and can' tour vaudeville as a eJoalng act 
! or No. -8, but aa a beadtlher it won't do, unless 
a sensational vocal aslolst or *»n*1nr a* some 
.hair-raising novelty can be Interpolated. 

Emma Carat, who bottomed the list, will, 
therefore,: have to bold op the week's business. 
Judging , from the reception she can do Just 
that 11' 1 Job.- - Emma bounced ea and went rata 
a new' number' after bar strong welcome. It waa 
•a bit Impersonal and didn't get much— for ber, 
who generally rmgs the bell. Then Leopold 
made extt. and she tore off nine minutes »f 
sparkling talk,, every time she stopped to take 
a breath she took a whooping laugh, and en 
several of her observations broke\.K op With 
applause. Later she . delivered the two best 
novelty songs she has corraled in several sea- 
sons, an Indian parcel of nonsense and a mar- 
riage haranguo In which she talked through 
Leopold's singing, somewhat a la Bayes aad 
Norwortb; it was a .slam. The Irish ditty, of 
course, tilled 'em. Burnt did her satiric dance, 
and, though she was drivenvto a speech, offered 
no encore; the solid hit of the bill. 

Tbe Vivians opened, abarpaboottog; fine. 
Foley and O'Neil were a couple of well-dressed 
youths, a blond and a brunet one, and each 
turned loose a double set of pipes; very" good 
for No. 2, but too much downing in the encore, 
where It began to pall. Hike Bernard was 
smartly > greeted,, and wheat .be., stock to busi- 
ness—at the keys with difficult ayneopatlon and 
Intricate fingering-was liked. But daring e 
tedious ran of pld- time .song*, mentioning names 
of .famous actors who bad originated them, and 
giving nothing to them that anyone could give 
on a piano, bis torn sagged in the middle. 
■•James .(Fat) Thompson and his' assistant In 
the whitewashing blackface tares, "Cameo- 
Sears, 1 ' got torrents of laughter. This Is a 
cinch on material and handling, and to becom- 
ing one of those standardised laughing visitors 
of vaudeville, always worth seeing again, never 
dry. or draggy. Bobbe and Nelson, neat to 
closing, and following the band, get gotog after 
a few. minutes of only fair comedy and a ballad 
sung by. tbe straight man only ao-eo; then the 
comic did "Hock-a-bye Tour Baby" and swept 
the audience almost off Its feet With an angel 
Voice, manly' yet as tender aa a woman' a This 
broke up tbe program until he repeated it, this 
time beaklng It up without making, it any 
better. There waa some flip talk and busln est, 
some of it funny, and then tote song staff, and 
whenever the' comedian sang the audience was 
In heaven. For next-to-ciostng some of the miss- 
fire comedy should be eliminated an the act 
made tight' and seamless. On the one man's 
voice It can stand alone, needing little cite, 
JHit that should act be asked to carry too much 
soggy clowning. The act was a ringing kit as 
it was, and deserved to be. La Bernlcla, a 
youthful ballerina, assisted by Yvonne Terlalne 
and classic dancers, cl osed. It was a sacrifice 
to make tbe pretty youngsters to fragile art 
work toll tbe show, bat those who remained 
Were winners. LtU. 


. . . Chicago, Dec 8. 

Across tbe firmament ef vaudeville each sea- 
son many a flashing comet rises and d opa to 
oblivion; but there are stars which come and 
bleam steadily. One such star, or couple of 
stars, destined irrevocably to shine to a pro- 
duction In. the Bast Is tbe team' at Patrtcola 
and Myers, Here their standing to assured; 
from Chicago to.Lo* Angeles, from New Orleans 
to Winnipeg, they have a bona to every town 
they play. Bach two-a-day. house to a mat 
with ■•walebroe" written over K.' 

With a red-hot bill of the roost tomato talent 
seen bare to week* to compete with the team 
scored a noteworthy success at this bouse, 
thought by many to be the best becked theatre 
to America. 

Second honor* easily go to Oscar Loralne, 
whose Irrirletlble clowning with the violin to 

made ao Bach' more affective because Lorain e 
knows and Idm bis violin. Aa at tbe Majestic 
last week, ba has to share, his honors with, the 
young girl ta* the box, who sings "Bar Lo" to 
bar c*ear r sweet baby, voice. She to. tarn baa 
ta ret fifty-fifty with tbe song— one of tbe stoat 
beautiful number* written In many a year. 

Jan MeWllIiama, the not pianist,' kept the 
bouse tittering until be got into bis grand opera 
b ur lesq u e bit, and left them roaring with that 

. He waa followed by Tote. He la the great 
clown. He has tbe continental manner which 
CM associates with tbe best clowning. His 
chirping laugh, Impoasfnle. gangling stride, weird 
BToteeqoertes and natural habit of delightful 
heakam la the sort ef stuff that makes the fans 
stand out on the sidewalk in sub-sero atmoa- 

' phere waiting their torn to get In. 

Rial* White baa slicked op ber act mock since 
eke wis here a couple of weeks ago at the 
Majestic . Her Yiddish number about wht . 
Paris did to Able Harris Is easily tbe tidbit ot 

.her cycle of character song Impressions: the 
dope number for the finish Is not so good, al- 
though It to to line with the motif of tbe act 
and gets by. Miss White show's many a flash 
of the start that .made Fannie Biice. 

Fink's Mules, one. of the. most hilarious ani- 
mal acts in vaudeville, with monkeys and dogs 
and thnts who. attempt to ride the temper- 
mental mole, declared all rules of auditorium 
d ec o r u m off and Just entertained. 

Qamn and Caver ly, with the comedy thrown 
across the decks of a prop submarine, dosed the 

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■• > Chicago, DaevaV 
A fanny, clean-cut novelty which started like 
a girl act and worked hilariously to a- farce 
finish gave Bid Vincent . and Ada - Carter the 
honors with their "Laughing Lady" (New 
Acta). ', 

Dolly Wilson, recently- appearing In a two- 
act, makes a delectable solo. She Is unques- 
tionably a Jaxs baby, and Is at her best In num- 
' ber* written by Irving Berlin. There- are' few 
ef ber sex who could get more out of "You'd 
B6 Surprised" than she does, and the balance 
of her routine la along the same general lines. 
Dolly starts slow but- works up to a fast finish 
wltb her numbers, making only, one change of 
costume. She is a cute trick behind the foot- 
lights, has the fulsome lips of Ann Pennington, 
and an Innocent way of slipping over naughty 
staff that cannot miss on' this time. Miss Wil- 
son should not find difficulties on the time. ' Her 
■ act would probably be Improved if sbe used one 
gown that gave a flash of ber nether limbs. '. 

Davis and Chadwlck ■ (colored) Just nosed by 
through a routine of only a little better than 
ordinary hoofing. The. men. tried comedy, talk, 
but only a little of it, and sang a couple of 
numbers. There Is nothing in this act to make 
It stand out even to the small nouses. .- • 

Tbe Five Musical MacLaxens offered a con- 
ventional Scotch musical act, beginning wltb tbe 
tofaUIbie bagpipe clatter. They sing a little, 
dance a little, and have a little gin who gives 
tbe act all the pep it has. She's the drummer 
girl, and does some snappy work with the 
traps to one .after the other routine, baa been 
gone through. 

Wabnsley and Keating' easily scored 'the com- 
edy bit cf the bill. Bert Fltzgibbon Is a sedate 
and' nunc 1 1 Uous person by comparison with the 
man in this act, who Is the nuttiest comedian 
that has bopped about tbese. boards, for many 
a season. The young woman who aids blm to 
comely and generously proportioned, and baa a 
good, sense ot comedy herself. After fooling 
•way alne-teenths of the act wltb hilarious 
antics, tbe man pots over a surprise by singing 
a ballad in a voice that la better than just 
good. The act got half a dozen bows. 

Patrick and Otto followed "The Laughing 
Lady," working to khaki-shirt soldier garb. It 
was a tough spot for the team, following the 
two comedy acta en tbe bill, but they stood 
op and finished strong. ■ - '• 

toilette's Honks, with a man and woman to 
■targe, dosed the show. Btcing. 


. Chicago, Dee. 8. 

"Four Jacks and a Queen" topped the bill 
and proved to be a topping act. Beginning with 
a cabaret drop ta one, wltb a transparent sec- 
tion, showing a private dining room, and going 
to fall with a street drop Interlude, the act 
gained speed and got over en the merits of the 
voices of tbe quintet Tbe last section of tbe 
act was In the. nature of a miniature revue. In 
which the girl represented the Florodora, Salva- 
tion Army and Polities girls, while the young 
men sang, about It Tbe girl herself has a 
splendid voice, and • tbe Jacks harmonize well 
and took well. Tbe act la a pretentious nov- 
elty, deserving ot the best on the time. 

James and Jessie Burns opened the show with 
a last routine cf tight and slack wire work, the 
anon doing the major part of the routine. . 

WUan and Van, with a beautiful drop in 
twe, fallowed with sang* and violin playing by 
the (srl, the men working In correct evening 
asstbea, and the yeong woman making one 
change. Consciously ar not, tbe youth la the 

act simulates tie technique ef Jack Norwortlu 
This- to partlculariy evident to the doet of the 
latest Berlin lonesome number, and is far. front 
Upleaatog. The team show* every evidence of 
careful preparatioa and earnest endeavor to' give 
the best they have. •• ', > _. . r , • iy»*ri 
Daisy. Dean-, and Co. gave "a heavy, overly 

. moral sketch |n which a young couple .are dis- 
suaded from divorce by the drooling of .the. old*, 
jodgh to whom, they come for the separation. 
All the old surefire ho'ako'm ,1a revised »end 
Jammed Into this act, and It get* much 'applause 
when the young folk* (why the husband appears 
to hair totally white Is a mystery) embrace and 
decide to- live together again In memory- at 
the little grave under wbtch reposes- their 
child, etc. i ... ...:... , ., .. . ." 

— Earle and Edwards leaped on at the conclusion 
of this moving, and stereotyped sketch, with as 
old-fiuhibned straight dress talk and parody act; 
fair. ^ ' — • ;■" 

Brltt Wood followed the "Four' JbbbbV and a 
Queen"i band with a rube character 'single " to 
which a mouth organ Is bfs chief claim to' at- 
tention. He plays it very well, dances briskly. 
offers a few adult, but respectable, gags, and 
get* by nicely. 
The Martens "closed with a good acrobatic act. 
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'■'■ "•"■ • "\ Chicago; -DeCY-l. 

i Perhaps tbe most Interesting aot'-on'>the bftl 

this: week la JYank Gould. This tod tolnter- 

■' * sting because he has ruch positive talent and 

■ such negative material. Some ot^hto., vulgar 

Syorlea .apd" Jokes | should never, be .fold, .on tbe 

**?«: be. cannot' appear' to get "bis inaterlal 

away from ruch humor. His gag about the 

game of Qfdgte to' outright filthy; "'Ouuld 

works to blackface, d la Jolsoo, Cantor et al. 

and he could get along anywhere as fa»' aj his 

songs, are conferaed, ■ He has a fine voice and 

sells his. number* . beautifully. . But bis. chatter 

takes away the. Impression. 

WaMsteln ana Dajey opened the show. With a 
good comedy roller skating act, with 'Nelson 
* Bailey on No. 2. This team has a novelty, 
setting their, .chatter, dances and . songs . In a 
moving ' picture ' atmosphere, working before a 
drop representing a studio, tbe man with a 
prop picture camera. A lot of clean comedy Is 
gotten from Poses of tbe girl, following direc- 
tion of the man. A dance with a flickering 
spot for.* movie effect at the finish gets a bis 
nana". ' ' " '"" '•'"' ' *•:<--"••< •r'* 

Billy "Swede" Hall and Company 11 followed 
Oo'uld With their character revue that has been 
played so many seasons. that if « were not es- 
sentially a funny vehicle It would have; long 
since, become antiquated. Hall , had \the.. bouse 
convulsed wltb bis coarsely funny characteri- 
sation of a . Swede chambermaid. , The char- 
acter Is a" riot with family vaudevl I)o>f ans. 

Leber, Ednwridk'anJi Marr got over napdlly 
with a typical rathskeller act with rather too 
much effort at i comedy and not < enough at 
singing. • . '■■■•'>:' 

Lanra Bennett and Company last seen in 
Chicago at the Majestic, closed the bill with 
their boilng, wrestling and "bag-puneblng nov- 
elty. Tbe. act Is a sure-fire closing specialty 
in any bouse, and held everybody In. ;:.:; 
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ever .118,000 and seems strong enough to step 
on past the holiday* (Fourth : Week.) .,, . 

COBT.'-Nora Bayes In "Ladles First," mild 
hit; about $U,O0a,, ;i (Third week.)' ■■ "I - 

PRINCESS.-"8» East", doing sensational 
business for this house; started with $8,000, 
got over 112,000 this week, and looks Ilka 
capacity for next week, 

POWBRS.-"Dark Bosaleen," with ,'". Eileen 
Ruben, did fust half of , what its. predecessor, 
"Eiddies," got, on the week the show was 
forced out by the juvenile Protective Association 
on account of the five kid actors to the piece. 
"Daddies" got over 118,000. "Dark Bosale*in'» 
Just bettered 18,000. (Second week.):. :••• i: . 

OLYMPIC— Marie Dressier ta •Tillle'*' Night- 
mare," faring ill after a shaky tour of tbe 
night stand*.: (Second week.) Did shoot fSOO 
one night. 

ILLINOIS.- "8he'« a Good Fellow," w.tb Jog 
Stanley, closed to over 116,000, and wua suc- 
ceeded Sunday t night by George White> "Scan- 
dal* of 1819," wjth Ann Pennington featured; 
opening big, with prospects for an 119,000 
opening' week. (First week.) : '-' ' 

COLONIAL -Fred Stone to "Jack. o> Lan- 
tern" played his second week on the limited 
engagement to Well over' |28,00d; succeeded 
Sunday' night by""La La Lucille." which bad 
a brisk opening. '(First week) "■• ' '•'■•'■ 

COLUMBIA.- 'TH* Hastings' Bbow> : '' '"'' 

STAR AND 1 QAHTBR.-"Burleique Wonder 
Snow." C / 

IMPEKIAL.-Wlliiam Jesse* la "One Wo 

man's Life." 
NATIONAL.-"Tbe Woman He Harried,**- J 
VICTORIA. -Mutt and Jeffs Dream." 


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George, "White's "'Scandals of 19" 
' miased a $5,000 capacity opening at the 
Illinois Sunday night because of a de- 
layed train, held up In Michigan by 
snow atarais. White had paid $2,100 for 
the train; a special, from -Toronto, in 
• order to' save two hours, the regular 
train being due at 4 o'clock Sunday af- 
ternoon and the special being, scheduled 
to .bring his heavy production in at two. 
But the special did. not, arrive, until after 
six, too late to set for the night. It 
• .was a great break for "La La Lucille," 
a rival premiere at the Colonial, which 
thus got the overflow and the- full con- 
tingent of critics, a great help, as the 
enow is here' for onlg 'jhree weelcB. - The 
advance for the "White show,, is huge, 
with Prices ranging' to $4 plus war-tar 
and the scalpers buying even balcony 

Stuff.. ••-..-• ' :-<;.-.: = S»v=i 

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*:<•.•• I Chicago, Dec. S. 

' Ella Carter and Jane Kline, show girls 
"at liberty." guests at the Saratoga 
Hotel; Jack Gorman,- the room clerk 
and Ralph Fryor, a bellboy, were ar- 
rested, this week charged with a new 
graft in robbing guests of the hotel. 
According to the police, the bellboy and 
room clerk would invite guests to 'Visit 
the rooms of the girls upon representa- 
tion that they were expert instructors 
' in the shimmy dance. While the come*. 
on. was. learning how-to shimmy, he 
would be- robbed of all his; money, Nu- 
merous complaints came to the police. 
and a detective was planted in the hotel 
as a porter. The police call it the 
'•Shimmy Shakedown." . ; 

■ _- -■ Chicago,. Dec.; t; ■ 

The following shows are announced 
for Chicago in the near future: — • 

Deo." 14.— Mclntyre and Heath in 
"Hello Alexander," with Rosie Quinn. to 
the Garrlck. 

Deo. aLr— Zlegfeld Follies, to the Colo- 
nial for annual engagement of ten weeks 
or more. 
> poo: «.— David "Warfleld in "The Auc- 
tioneer" to Powers*. .'* '•-- 

Deb. 28.— "Welcome, Stranger,". / by 
Aaron Hoffman, will succeed -'The Ac- 
quittal" at the Grand, i, . 

Jan. ll.-*-FrancM Starr in "Tiger. 
Tiger" at the Powers*. 


,. ,.„,,* . , _■■. . ...... ■ Chicago; Dearl, •■'■ 

George Arllss Is considerably hart < 
over what he claims is a misquotation 
of. his recent remarks anen t Louisville. 
Arllss was held up in the • Chicago 
'Tribune" as having maligned Louis- 
ville, where' , he opened his- present 
vehicle. "Jacques Duval,'.' for calling It 
a "dog" town. This he did, but be says 
he - was shocked to receive numerous 
Indignant letters from- the Kentucky 

fmetrop;' misinterpreting ^his' intent. 
'The word 'dog' town in theatrical par- 
lance means a try out place.' says Arllss. 
1 meant it in no uncomplimentary way, 

. .1 drew $7,200 in four, performances in an 
unknown' play in Louisville.- Is -It rea- ' 
eonable that I would' -knowingly Insult ..; 

■such a stand?" * '' -• "■ ' v «■ *«* : -, 

:,;';.". TOMSK STRIKE 'WlTOfc'tT "-■' 

•;..-.-•-. / .'•Chicago;. -Dec.; %s 
When B'Ug GlicksmanV-houB* ■"•'Who 
, Palace at Blue Island and' Twelfth)' was 
sold out laat week for tWe nn*rimg : p^er« •- 
formahce of'' M A'.Tiddisn^!We4dlniif.'^' l ')^ie • 
troune thought It, a propitious moment -•• 
to derhand. mare money.. Led. by Joseph 
Kessler. head of the stock company, 
thev assembled back stage and mads 
their demands for an increase of 80 per 
cent; Giiekaman rushed out to the box 
office, pinde some hurried notations, 
came back. 'granted-. the demands, and 
the sW went on;- . »\l '•"** 


•!•••• ;-' J -; ;•;-'■- Chicago, Deo. J. 

\ Below zero weather has made no effect 
on the attendance at the phenomenal 
State/Lake. Hundreds still wait for 
hours on the sidewalks. It had been 
demonstrated that 'neither heat nor ram 
could drive off the overflow; now cold 
has beep added aa a non-conductor pf 
discouragement for the patrons of this 
wonder-theatre. Harry Singer is con- 
sidering a plan to fit up the space under 
the. sidewalk where. 1,000 ■ people could 
stand and wait, to be used In severe 
weather; but meanwhile the business 
-this week did not vary $100 from. the 
regular receipts established under most 
favorable "outdoor conditions. ' 

MUSIC ME»;0N 00.;-;. •; , ' : ' 
■ Chicago, Dee,^!,: 
Music ... promotion. . activities.-, have 
. reached a hectic stage here. .With the 
injection of new blood' through the 
management of the Berlin office by 
Maurice Ritter and the' Broadway Music 
Company by Al Benin, a couple of pace 
setters who jarred the sleepy sheet- 
music conditions, back to the speed of 
the "good o'd" days when comnetltton 
was fierce. Frank Clark of the W. B; 8. 
forces brought on 'Bert Kalmer and 
Harry Ruby and the cafes are being 
"made" with a vengeance during" the 
desperate, dying days- of John Barley- 
corn's last lease of life! : " ' ' 

Chicago. Dec. 8. 
Bill Piemen has -introduced a series 
of professional shows at Aryan Grotto, 
formerly the American Music Hall, and 
the first one, with an- orchestra aug- 
mented by players from the principal 
vaudeville houses, was a sensation Sat- 
urday night, opening at 11 o'clock and 
running half through the night. Three 
acts with special sets appeared, Lydston 
and Emerson headlining. 


.,*....• Chicago, Dec J. 

Saturday night for the first time since 

the armistice was signed.' Chicago 

theatres interrupted their performances 

to permit "Four Minute Men" to speak 

"for a "charity— the' Ac-tors' 'FundV' 

Judge Hugo Pam will auction seats 
and boxes for the Dec.' G matinee benefit 
at the Illinois, at the opening of George 
White's "Scandals of 1919," The city's 
most prominent society women are par- 
ticipating In the work; •■■--■ - ' •; * 

. .. 


. Chicago, Deo. S. 
Advices from the southern "Scandal" 
company are that the troupe had to lay_ 
off for four days last week,, two because* 
Emma Bunting was sufterjng from jvy 
poisoning, and two (including Thanks- 
giving Day) because through some un- 
explained circumstance no stands- Were 
available for it Wednesday and Thurs-^ 
day, although the company has not hadT 
a losing week since it Started; " "''■'' 


■ ". Chicago. Dee. fc; 
The following divorce bills we^e filed 
in Chicago this, week by persons in, the 
profession, Benjamin H. B.hrllch acting 
aa attorney for the plaintiff in each 
.case: -Caroline Plumb vs. John J. Plumb, 
on a charge of desertion; Libbe K. 
Spren gel vs., Albert : J. Spren gel, ■ charg- 
ing adultery, and Harriet R. Turner vs. 
H. Owen Turner, cruelty. 

- .' 

; Arrest Theatre Safe- blowors. ' 
:..,. «,.. i... -.i -"-Chicago. Deb. S. 

William Torgeson and Frank Qutnn 
Were arrested last Thursday, ' charged 
with breaking open the safe of the. Calu- 
met early Wednesday morning, and get- 
ting awiy with $640. 'Accprdirig to the 
police, the men confessed the crime, 
saying that Quinn ..acted .as,, lookout 
while Torgeeon smashed .the combina- 
tion of the safe with a sledge hammer 
and took the, Tuesday ^night's receipts. 
A portion of the stolen money was re- 
covered. - -- • ' .•■■•:■■ 

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, u SIGNS DAEK. IN, CKJCA00,... 

J!,. ...!.,•» jChicago, Depu *. : 

The fuel administration on Monday 

.afternoon ordered, all .advertising elec- 
tric signs out. until further notice. The 
local policy seems to be to spare 'the 
theatres, and it is olMstt n schools ' and 
churches will be : coalless If need be 
before the ^eatreS'aro'llammedl •'"'**' 

•••--, ■ - : . s wlli. i:i li.,,. '.li fT'l.i 

•I . ■•.' ! . • IB . .*! RHP ,i"i'. if.!nl 

"■" ' MaxFordj'Mhy^ntorr r *^» 

. P F.,.J. Ader,, .ap.yng„fpr„MaxF,FoHL«fca3 
Incorporated a ,$50,000 v<compajiy^» to 
manufacture a little dewicec»lnvented>^by 
Ford,' for holding-lit platfe the ireeKtie 

in a soft collar. - •"** • *"". 'I'l 

'' '-','.'..i T'''^i*& i ^ar'to'^VfoVry. ..•'... 

.-.,:., \. .■■„ Chicago, Dec. S. 

•' Lb Hirry Albert Ferguson, ef the V. 
S. regular army, brother of Dave Fergu- 
son, is here after a year and a half In 
Siberia w^h the expeditionary forces. 
He is going to resign and go Into busi- 
ness, .probably some . activity , connected. 
with local theatricals. ...:> • 

'.'". . : '['..■ ■'"' C!~. '■'* . ■'. Chloagp. Dec's.; 
'. It is reported that Charles Dilling- 
ham has made arrangements to star the 
Duncan Sisters at the end of the tour 
of "She's a Good Fellow." in which they 
are featured, after Joseph Santley. 

;• :b|o ipptJcy: to* francesv.; 

- :••.":• • Chicago Dec. S. 

Frances Kennedy, when she was here 
at the 'Majestic recently/ signed for a 
$75,000. ten-payment life policy with the 
Illinois Jilfe, making her two children, 
beneficiaries^ • • * 

Miss Kennedy is in private life the 
wife of Tom Johnson, the attorney. 

• ■•* ■ (Oontittvei- from Pope 14.) 

dite*' ; {Century> ; "Royal Vagabond" 
(Cohan & Harris); "One Night' In 
Rome*' (Criterion); "Declas'see" (Erh- 
•Jiireyr Tiinj^er Longer Letty" (FuftOh): 
. "Apple' Blossoma" (Globe) ; "Wedding 
' Bells^ '(Harris) ;. "Clarence" (Hudson): 
."Caesar* Wife", (Liberty): "Adam and 
Eva" .(Longacre); "Gold Diggers'? (Ly- 
cbum); "Roscof China" (Lyric); "Un- 
known Woman? (Elliott) ; '»■■ "Civilian 
Clothes" fMorosoo) ; "Follies" (Amster- 
dam); "Greenwich * Village Follies" 
(Bayes); *Jesf (Plymouth); "Nightie 
Night" (Princess) ; "Buddies" (SelWyn) ; 
"Magic Melody" (Shubert): "Scandal" 
.(JS9th Street); "Irene" (Vanderbilt), a. n d 
'•^The passing Show* (Winter Garden). 

" In the cut rate list for the Week there 
are'. IS shows with Orchestra and bal- 
cony seats available for most of. them. 
There. were on ftale on 'Wednesday seats 
.'fbr'.fTne Crimsoa AUbl" (Broadhurst); 
"The Little Whopper" (Casino); "The 
Royal Vagabond" (Cohan & Harris); 
"Girl In the Umouslne'MEltlnge); "The 
Storm", s (48th Street); "Nettling But 
Love'' '(44th Street); "Linger Longer 
Letty" ■' (Fulton) f" "Rise Of Silas 2h#- 
ham" (Garrlck); "Lost Leader" (Green- 
wich ' Village) : "Wedding Be:is" . ( Har- 
ris); "Rolv Boiy Byes" (knlckerbock- 
er); 1 "Civil Jan. Clothes" (Morosco); 
"Greenwich Village Follies" (Bayes); 
"Palmy Bays''- (Playhouse) ;■" "Nightie 
Night" (Princess): "Voice in the Dark" 
(Republic) { "Buddies*' (SelWyn), and 
'"Magi'o Wefo^y" (Shubert), .. , j ... .','; 

' ■ ^Continued from Page 12.) ., 

law of Ethel Barrymore. Col. Colt made 
- the gift as a Thanksgiving offering. . 
Cities holding matinees this afternoon 
for the Actors' Memorial Day bene- 
fit are;- '• ; ' '• • :■'-»■■"■ ",-r 

• OI«pi , 'Falls, N.-T. ■■•:■. 
Herkimer, N. T..%' ; . -V 
HMSick F«Uj. N. T. ■ 
IthM*. K.' t. ''0i£& 
Kocsester.'' N. T. 

syraeusa N.." T." •'?••'. )'' 
while pudar, -us it'- ■ 

Of aenibmv, N, T. V" . ! 
Johnstown, M.' :W' ; 

' JUmironeek. M. T/" ' 
Oneonta, N. Tv '--v-.-.-v 
!)Port Cheater, N.Ti 
Ttcy, K. T.-.-'-;.'.-- ■■■■'•"!\ 

. JameetowB. N.-'T.i; ,' 

■ Ospsga ■ H. T. . : l -'.' 1 -.';' _. - 
Canaodaigna, it. T, 
Freeport, V. T. ik&M' 

, - KJng-»toD, N. Tr-i'iy.- ■'. • 

■^utica. mju^Mjifc 

Devila take, K.D.,. , 
Charlotte. N. C. . ( ;/ 
Greeniboroy N. .€, *.',... 
CpMlnnatl. OWe...;^'.'-, 
PorUmouth, Ohsi , , 
Canton, Oslo '.' lfl .-l. 
Toledo. Ohio 
Arttabula, Ohio ;':.' ', \ ; 
Elyrla, Ohio :"■' .';.' ^ .''"'■ 
Peabody. Mm. ■'• ! " ! |V>'; : 
AuftteU, Maine - 

■ Portland, Mala* ' ' 
Weatbrook, Maine ' '':-. 
Rookland, Idalae " 

■ HateratowB, 'IM. :''-'- '' 
Lea Ancelea Oat -^ 
Denver, Coto. •'■''. ./v 

• Hartford, Coaa. '"( ' 
Wilmington, Deb ' % \ 

- Atlanta, a*. ,-■ 
Chicago,'. IIL • .-y'-i.. 
iadunapolla, mil. •■ -^' 
LouUviiie, Ky. . ■•-■.■,;■<■• 
New Orleans. I*,.- « 
Baltimore, Md,. / ,}t 
hprtngneld, Mas*, , ' '. : : 
Omaha, Neb..' ' t .{' 
Trenton, N. j. ,'' .r' 
Dayton. Ohio ' .1 
Norfotk, Va. ■' g3g 
Newark, Ohio ' 
Palneavllle, Ohio •» 
Ftndiay, Ohio ' '.;' .v. 
Columbus, Obis ' ", 
Drqmrlght, OMiT" 1 . 
Hobarf, Okla.' M 
Oreron City. Or*. W, 
Portland, Ore,' '* •'•''■v 
Aileghenyt Pa. 
Bangnr. *ai-.'- "■'??; 

. B. Btroudaburr, Pa>< 

- York. .Ea»- v ■v^i-W^V 
SunbuiTi— Pa. '*£».$& 
Milton, Pa. -<.«••:•.> 
Monongahela, Pa.'. -1 , ; 
Lancaster, Pa. 

,.i-.:.. iri carter Going to Orient'. '.' ''"' 

;'..r..»-i»; rl >-,l.- -Ill ■• M3B1 ; l . '■ : ll . 

*„.i,-.-; v -'■ ,-•.. Ban Franbisco,' DeC'g;'' 
•• "Cartetl /the' (! '''!ria^}cuin, 'is :pi^elf>8.fing 1 .'a 
show to tour Australia , and the Orient. 
With a,P.ri|spec.t ipr a world, tour to fol- 
low* «•' if.'.T i, --I"!. . . .-■■ •-.«-*".-» ■>':':'■ .»—•) 

' The- show Is" Hchedtllefl lb sail from 
here some time next month. 

Bkajuay, Alaaka 

Fairbanks,. Ahuka 

Btlma. Ala, 

Bttibee, Ar(t. 

Perth Smith; Ark. 

Eureka,, Cat -.'..' 

Long Beach, Cat. 

El Centre, Call 

Berkeley, .Cal. 

Sacrameoto, • Cat' ' "'" 

Vlaialaa; Cat •'*■ 
' Napa", Cat' - ■•" "--•' 

Richmond; Cat- . 

Santa Barbara, Cal. 

Colorado epringi, Colo, 

Bridgeport, Cona. 

Naogatuck, Contii '••' ' 

MerWen. Oonn. ' 
- Waterbury, .Conn, ■ 

St.Auguatlne, FUa. 

Penaaoela, Fla. ... 

Jacktonvtlle, FU. 

Miami, Fla, i .... .. 

Lakeland. Fla.... : 

Athene, Oa.,.. .... 

Palton, Oa. 

Macon, Ga. '•■ 

Pooatello, Idaho 

Alton. Itt j- 

E. St. LouU, III. 

Oaleaa,-lU.- ■ 

Lincoln, Neb. " 

Litchfield, 111. 

MOunt Caranel. III.' ' 

Bprlnglleldi Ut " 

Sterling, IU." ■ ■ ' 

Jaekaontrille, ' In, 

Oak Park. IIL •■ - 

SpTingfletd.^lU. - ' - 

Ktwanae, 111. 

Streator. IIL s •- 
. Terra .Haute, Ind. - 

Vlneennea, lad,. 

Princeton. lo/t , . 

BinOtoa, Ind. - . 

Richmond. Ind. - 

Davenport, Iowa 

Charlee City.. In we 

Keokuk, Iowa 

Cedar Rapid*, Iowa 

Aehlind, Ky. 

Lexington, Kir.' 

.CynthUna, Ky. 

Hutchinaon. Kan. 

Arkansas City. Kan 

Great Bend, Ka a. 

WesMake. La. - 

Brtdgewattr, Maaa. ■' 

'. Marlboro , 

Melroae, Maaa. 

Natlck, Maas, '- 

Reading; Maaa. i 

Taunton. Maaa; 

Weoiter,- Maaa. 

.Lynn. Maaa.. :,,-?-., 

Cambridge. Maaa. 

Haverhill, . Maaa. 

Big Raptdi. Mich. 

Ypsllantl, Mich.. 

Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Grand Rapld«, Mich. 

Battle Creek. Mich. 

Bay C.ty>Mloh. 'V 

Flint, Mich. 

Lansing, Mich. ' ' 

Saginaw. Mich. 

Pont lac, Mich. " 

Detroit, Mich. ■'-• -• J 

Faribault; MtntL 

Stillwater, Minn. 

Virgin fa, Minn, 

Winona, Minn. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

SL Paul, Minn. 

Cape Girardeau, Mo, 

Mobtrly, Mo. ■ 
SL Charlea, Mo. 

Kanaag City. Me. : 
SL Loalgi Mo, j,,.-, 
Greenville, Ml at. ,. ; ■• 
Long, Braauh. H. 1. . 
Pla lndeld. V. I, 

Princeton., N. .'» 
Rahway.'.N, J, .'..,, 
AVeehawken, N,, j, . 
Hoboken, ft. £. ' 
Pateraon, N. J. 
Newark, N I. 
'New'Brnnawiak. N- 
Jersey City. -I* t. 
Aebary Parte Hi 1 *. 1 
BIHIngi, Mont •••• 
Butte.. Mont •■ 
Alliance, Neb,- >■■■• 

RenOl NeV. ■■' .::.., 

Laconta,. N. ..Hi ■: i ' 
Manchester. N. it. 
Albany, N.. T. 
Bat»Tla. N. T. 




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Greenville, Pa^- V •.,.,[.-:■.. 
Bradford. . Pa. , ; , . '.^ ' . "•■ 
„Corry..P fc ,^ , t ^$. ; 

Erie, Pa. -,...' ' 
, Oreensborg, p», 
', Harrlsburg. Fa,. 
.'New Castle. Pa..^ 
Scranton, Ph." ' \ 
Wllilamaport, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Providence, R. L 
Charleston,' 8. C' ;l ' 
Columhla. a &' *" ..; 
Sumter, 8. C. . '•; , ; i: 
Camp ' Jackson, 8. ' 'ft' 
Sioux Falls, 8. D. 
Chattanooga,- Tens,' 
Knox vllle, Tenn. '■■■'■ y 
Memphis, Tenn. $t 
Nashville, Tenn. '•;'''•.■ 
.Fort Worth. Texas 
El Paso, Texas "Jvv ■ 
Texarkane, Tcxa* 
, Salt Lake City. Utah 
Bennington. .W. ...!.-, 
. Burllodton, VL , • ■ 
,' Alazandrla. ye.. ,i„ ; j|- 1 ' • 
, Lynchburg. ; ye»'Vi.;is:,Kv,' 
. ,,Rtchrooad,.>«... V) ,..i .(v;:-.;. .: 

Charleston. 1 ff,,,Vsv,:f;..i'. v.f 
Parkersburg, W.ya,^ 
Wheeling.' W. Va..,,, 
ttaqnUm.-vV r Mh."-':' '■"■J 
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■■ Tacofra, Wash. ,W *7S •''■.': 
Aberdeas; Woah. *?&i r v.i 
Waukeeha, wi». .«MS :->jgj 

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■ Madison, W«g( i/jub-w' .■ 
■ . Ban . Claire, Wts.i 'i'ti «V. . 
,. LaCrnsiut. Wis. •■ ,t iij. ;.'■ ~-:i 

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8»n Francisco, Dec. S. 

The Orptwwn baa a strong bill from start , to 
finish tbla week. Hand Lambert and Ernest 
Bali cleaned op, stopping the show with their 
medley. Their past successes were eathtuiaa- 
tloally received, and their new numbers Included 
"Ijet the World Go By," and "Dear Little 
Boy." Miss Lambert looked good and sang 

"Indoor Sports" proved a highly entertaining 
farce, with good principals. Ralph Dunbar's 
Salon Singers, la third position, following » 
couple of fast acts, got started slowly but fin- 
ished to good applause with an operatic quartet, 
the soprano standing out. Collins and Hart 
closed the ahow with their strong arm bur- 
lesque as good aa ever, with additional comedy. 
uerlved from the presence of a parrot. 

Georgia Price, a young artist, registered a 
big mt awt to closing with clever impersona- 
tions of comedy songs, including **You'd Be Sur- 
prised." and "Know What I Mean?" Hla en- 
trance business wltto a youthful pianist drew 
laughs. Carts Richards, with acrobatic eccentric- 
ities and clever hat manipulation, scored big. 
Fhlna and Co., with seven grown up pick- 
aninnies, opened the ahow with clever- work 
and drew dow* ■ hit 

Gertrude Hoffman and her company repeated 
their snoceas of last Week. 

•Jocfc aw l aj p ti .-. • 

In welch h* defies. th« police to hold him. The 
other part of hip entertainment consists of a 
scries, of mysterious .escapes and substitutions. 
Very adroitly performed, conetpding his act with 
a strait-Jacket escape, s us pen de d In the "air by 
his feet, releasing himself la a twinkling by 
squirming and contortions. 

The Broadway Trio, three men. Inject much 
pep la the 1 r popular songs harmontoasiy pat 
over, on* of the men displaying quits boom 
ability as a dancer. The boys closed the vaude- 
ville section In Dae style, preceding the Will 
King Co. In "Wake Up," in which the fullest 
measure of merit, comedy, .dancing, singing and 
nonsensical capers are Offered. 


Jack Tripp has succeeded Bill Ddlley In ad- 
vance of the Fanchon-Harco Revue. The 
show did tremendous business on the one- 

JOHH E. Uagitaft BANKRUPT. , 

■ '" •" San Francisco, Dec. 8. 

Jobn B. Kellerd, Who recently played 
a yjc weeks' engagement with his com- 
pany In a Shakespearean repertDire at 
the local Colombia, filed a bankruptcy 
petition here, with debts amounting to 

During the Ban Jose engagement, Kel- 
lerd caused the arrest of Robert Dalton 
of the Victory theatre, having an argu- 
ment .over the distribution of the re- 
ceipts. Dalton was exonerated' in court 
and Is now suing Kellerd for $25,000 for 
alleged false imprisonment. 
. Denver Btorer, of Chicago, another 
creditor, has also brought suit against 
Kellerd for defamatijn of character. 

Herbert Harris Is now in the offices of Ack- 
crman 6 Harris. Ho was formerly assistant 
manager at the Hipp. 

The Theatrical Treasurers* Club, hex office 
men of this city and Oakland, held a meeting 
recently at the Columbia, ' Herbert Rosensr is 
president of the club. 

Bogert and Nelson Wilt sail for England In 
January. •-..-•■' 


San Francisco, 'Dec. J. 
The Paatages Wtl this week lacked balance, 
but ths aeta struck a good average. VCa the 

GOlf Links," headlining, was worthy of closing 
the. show, Stanleys recitative and daacs aad 
Edwards* nut comedy' being the outstanding 
features. "Mumber Please" was a pleasing 

farce with a good ****- 

Ross Wyse and Co. 'scored, the big hit MM* 
lug principally on the JoveaHe*s'. eae yiomU ly . 
clever acrobatlo stunts. The Cycling skwaettes 
opened wtth good straight and comedy cycle 
work, Camilla Rejane made an excellent appear- 
once. She is a 'cellist and met with first-rato 
appreciation. . .. ,. 

Al Prince and ReU Bell displayed class wna 
clngln? and taming and got .big returns. TStoa I 
Beit" is a beautiful girl, hitractlvoly gowsdd. 
Tho Kilkenny flour were out of thSfhiU. .- ... ., 

• Jack Joseph*. , 

Margaret Schaller closed her engagement 
with the "Velvet Lady" at Chicago and will 
join her husband, Carl La Mont, who la Coast 
manager for the Harry Von Tilier Mmic Co. 

"A Dollar .Down.*' John H. Black-wood's • 
three-act comedy dram*, which Was pre- 
miered at the Alcazar lest week. Is being 
held ever another week by the Alcazar 
Player*. ... '■■..•:■■:■ „.. • . ; • 

' Elmer Harris, author ; of Tiirie . Frigaasa's ' 
show," "Pooro Kama," 1» rewriting the third 

Eunice Oilman has Joined the Players Club, 
a dramatic organization presenting one-act 

playlets. . ... 

- The I. aV XV Amusement Boohing Office. ' 
recently started by Harry Dudley and Baco 
Ives, has been granted' a license: - ' > 



. (:«!■" ri'., . . Ban Francisco, Dec S. 

The Hlppodronae baa a good hUl this week, j 
with plenty of suitable comedy, but the "Per- 
fection Girls" did not appear, due to illness. 
The Romany Duo opened, offering a series of 
operatic numbers in eacallent voices. They drew 
ble; returns. Wlllard and Jones, a mUed team, 
got laughs from fas start, ihe woman entering 
from the audience with good talk and business. 
The man has a good voice, and both make -••• 
good appearance. ' -'•' 

OeOrg'e Beane and his company. In:. • rural 
-•skit' won laughs, but the song i was .pnsultod.. 
to the girls' style. Beatrice McKensle and, her 
company was a nicely .presented hush-class 
singing act Ray Dawn's whistling and the 
pretty stage effects registered strongly. •**•** 
and Terry dl4 weli' with' cross-fire talk and 
a comedy recitation, while the "Sevetf Minstrel 
Misses" gave a neat minstrel offering' eloofc the 
usual lines, the yodeting and ' acrobatlo dante 
stahdlng out. They closed thb show In. good, 
aliape. Joofe Jotephtu , 



■ ' ■ ' San Francisco, Kova 80; 
The vaudeville nnmbera this week caught the 
popular fancy, being both entertaining and ln- 
terestlng. The Aerial Bddys opened the show 
on a swinging trapeze In feats of balancing, 
lntereperaing small talk . throughout; the latter 
is IncooMqucntial, though their balancing was 
good in . many ways. Brooks and Norria, a 
couple of colored entertainers, were second. 
Imitating (heir own race with some inane talk, 
better singing and ordinary dancing. Tbo Cur- 
tain McDonald Opera. Co, three men and two 
women, . sans melodiously; to good appreciation, . 
Helen Harrington is '. clever girl, who pes-. 
nesses a lot of style, , She opens as a boy, 
neatly attired, changing to a' full dress suit, 
doing a "smile" song and "My High Bilk Hat" 
in the male attire. Then she appears in fe- 
male garb for her closing number, In which 
she •looks the better, 'and it la a question hs 
to the wisdom of her. appearing. In male -attire, , . 
though . becoming. .She, would profit more . by, 
adhering strictly to the dress of her sex, and 
with better material this young woman, who 
la competent , should have no trouble In mak- 
ing the big time theatres. Pltroff, an escape 
artist, Injects some novelty In his offering' by 
appearing In the cruise of a burglar, handcuffed, 
• a 

The local. T. K., A. ; has fallen in line with the 
popular idea of "drives.'' and is canvassing for 
members to raise the present membership from' 
226 to 6O0. "•''' ' ' 

. Jack Hayden is temporarily In charge of the 
McCarthy and Fisher office, here, pending the 
appointment of a permaaeat successor to H/irry 
Bloom, who. has been transferred to the Chicago ' 
office.' , "'-' ' "**™ '"'" '' "... "' . 

The mother of Will King and his brother 
Harry, I .from Rroektyn, , are. .-. spending i several 

weeks, here. ,.. -. :•:•■:'.' :■,.■. ■ .,- ....•• 

H. S. Levin, has. taken, .the .Valencia for Bon- 
days and 'holidays, at Which tithe be will play 

Barney' Weber. has been added to ;the..M«rr 
Cartby-Fisher staff, .... ...,- 

The ' "Fashion Show," composed of a bevy of 
pretty girls, augmented the film' entertainment 
at the Ttvoll and created no mild furore, duo _ 
to, the. fact that one or two of the models ap- 
peared in rather bold evening undress, One of 
the more statuesque girls, in conjunction with 
a colored maid, made her' appearance at the ' 
top of a grand stairway garbed in a flashily' 
colored kimona which she removed before the 
audience, . displaying ■. her feminine ..charms 
clothed in merely, a corset, . lingerie and : black 
silk stockings with , jeweled garters. -The 
"Fashion Show" will play the entire T. & D. 


iz't .. ... -.. 

At a Joint meeting held here recently between 
the clubwomen and members 'of the Woman's 
Symphony Association, , resolutions were sdopted 
urging the formation . of . a Woman's Equality 
League to protest against the discrimination 
"against women playing in orchestras" and that 
a campaign' be' carried 'oti to bring this matter 
before - thaV public?* : ■-■•■•' '*■»' ! ^- ' '''■. 

Rosano, who recently, played an engagement 
at the Orpheum here, when he Introduced .a 
new musical instrument known as the. nabimbo- 
phone,' has accepted a 'iocaf engagement f of the' 
remainder of the ' s easo n. ' ' V. ; -'- ; ' '•-. C".'?!; 

Xabet. and Faulios, . playing the Hippodrome 
Circuit, lost their -railroad tickets, duilnir the 
Seattle engagement and were, compelled . to ofcti i 
vest In a new pair.' The lost tickets called for 
stopovers into Kansas City via Los Angeles. 

Bam Newman returns next Sunday as leader 
of the Hippodrome orchestra. 

$10,000 TO MOVE CO. 

* -' '■■"'..' S* 11 Francisco, Dec.. 3. .- 

Bob McGreer left for the Orient last 
week in advance of .the Julian El tinge 
show, which will sail Dec. 23 for Manila 
and Japan. * . . 

The cost Of moving Mr. El tinge and 
his company to Manila will approximate 
$10,000, but it is calculated that this in- 
vestment is warranted by reason, of the 
success of the Eltinge firms which have, 
preceded him. 

San Francisco, Dec, S. 

The new theatre to be constructed by 
the Ackerman & Harris interests at 
Market and Taylor streets for the Loew 
Corporation^ will be known as Loew's 
Golden State. It will have a roof theatre 
seating 2,000. The ground floor theatre 
will seat 3,500. 

A theatre on a roof -will be an inno- 
vation for this Coast. 

San Francisco, Dec 3. 

Due to trains being delayed by the 
Middle - Western snowstorms "Civilian 
Clothe*" opened Monday night Instead 
of Sunday at the Curran bete. 


San Francisco, Dec. 8. - 
Kolb and Dill will open with their new 

allow. "The Cellar Champions," at Sac- 
ramento, Chris trhaa Day. - "' ' 

;;.;.;' canapjan thjeatrejs. '.;;... 

. • :, ... -.San. Francisco, . Dec. 8*;.-.- 
■Thomas E. Lamb, who came west, to 
supervise. the architecture for the con- 
struction, of the new • Loew Theatres, 
held several conferences with Adolph 
Zukor, . .who . was also here last week. 
Mr, Lamb left for Vancouver, B. C. to 
meet Mr.Bongard, Loew's Canadian 
representative, with whom he will go 
over the sites Which have been selected 
for: : theatres in Calgary, - Edmonton, 
Winnipeg, Vancouver and VlctoWa:. •- 

San Francisco, Dec. 8. 

Harry Bloom, for the past nine' months 
Western managet for McCarthy-Fisher, 
With headquarters here; has been pro-. 
mo ted to the Chicago office. 

' Bloom left hert. last week for New. 
York to talk things over before assum- 
ing the management of the Chicago 
office for the music publishers. 


t: ■: ■•' ' San Francisco, Dec. S. ■ 
Mrs. Mabel Miller was granted a di- 
vorce from Ivan Miller; formerly in stock 
at the Alcazar. : Miller is now playing in 
Minneapolis. The divorce was granted 

for .-cruelty;- v- • ■■'■■■■ :. < ,■.:■> 

They were married July, 1909, and 
parted July, 1919. Mrs. Miller was also 
formerly in stock. •• ■'■-./■ 

• San "Francisco, Dec. 2: ' 

The marriage of Mrs. Elvyn Kerner 
(pictures) to David Nebenzahl (nob- 
professional) was annulled here, upon 
evidence that she had a husband living, 
from whom she was not divorced when 
marrying Nebenzah). 

■ * . .' _ . ■ (Continued from Page 8.) , t 
Injuring the ottehdanoe at the other two 
Orpheum big time houses there, Ma* 
Jestio and Palace. .. . 

The formal announcement sent out by 
the Orpheum was as follows: 

The 40 or moro vaudeville theatres 
operated in the West. Middle-West. 

and South by the Orpheum syndicate 
and allied Interest* . are to be com- 
bined into one company under the 
corporate name of Orpheum circuit 
Consolidated. ^ 

These . theatres are the -'principal 
vaudeville houseVin such representa- 
tive cities as Chicago, St Louis. Kan- 
sas City, Minneapolis, St Paul, Mem- 
phis, New Orleans, Denver, San Fran- 
cisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and im- 
portant cities in Western Canada. 

Martin Beck and M. Myerfeld, : Jr., 
represent the controlling interests. The 
former is to become president > and 
managing director of the new com- 
pany. Mr. Beck is today -the domi- 
nant figure in the American vaudeville 
-.industry.''..' .:*.•■•. .-,•'.-■' •'.'' 

, A- public offering-Will -be made some 
time In January. The securities have 
been underwritten by the Central 
Trust Company, of Chicago, and Rich- 
ardson, Hill tk Company, of Boston. 

/ ... ..Chicago, Dec., 3... 

Mort H. Singer, general manager of 
the Western Vaudeville Managers' As- 
sociation,- and Mark Heiman. of Finn & 
Hciman, will leave Chicago for . New 
York Jan. 1,. to ttjce. their places in the 
active directorate of the new Orpheum 
Circuit Consolidated. John Nash is the 
one most frequently mentioned as the 
next manager of the association. 

While the Orpheum bookings will be 
conducted from NeW York, an office will 
1 established here, in th« Majestic 
theatre building, under Frank Rivers, 
for the purchasing, insurance and main- 
tenance departments. . ■> >>»..i 

It is said the Orpheum contemplates 
a period of building Which Will entail 
some 10 new theatres within the -next 
year. ''•"•■'■' •; "".'•*"*■* \ ■*''• 

The Board of Directors i3 expected to 
be a large one, cpjn prisirig those already 
mentioned, also Tate and Cello .'of . St 
Louis, Mr. Riyeris (Kohl & Castle), Her- 
man. Fehr, of Milwaukee. Jos. Finn (Hei- 
man's partner)., and five representatives 
of the financial interests. 

In this deaf the .Orpheum purchases 
control, or ownership of houseslnSt 
Louis, Dea- Moines and Sioux City. , ' 

The Grand, St Loyls, will be booked 
on the regular ysts, after: the policy of 
the State -Lake, :. ere. , . :vr";\ r 

Local oplnlor is that from 300,000 to 
150,000 shares will go on pale when the 
Orpheum. stock is placed on the market 
next month. ■;■■;■ • -;•■■< 

^an Francisco, Dec. 3. 

The local stockholders of the Orplieum 
Circuit have been in conference with 
Morria Meyerfeld, Jr. Mr. Meyerfeld is 
said to have presented, a proposition of 
exchange of old stock for new that gave 
the old stock' jf which the par. is $10, 
a very high percentage of increase. 

The largest individual stockholders 
(though there' are not' many) of 
Orpheum stock i live in this city. : 


• , M ; ; • : , ■ 'San Francisco; Dec. ,8. 

Billie; Nelson, (Mrs. Al Laughlin) has 
announced, her (.intention , of. starting 
divorce proceedings against her husband. 
Al Laughlin, connected. with the: Winter 
Garden Cafe revue*, id Chicago. •;•:•-.■••? -. 


,; -eltinoe :*;^<jC;l'ea^e oic[2& % 

! ,u;r| Sen FroncisgcK Dec. «. . 

Julian El tinge and his Co. are- Sched- 
uled to sail from this city on the 
steamer Siberia on Dec. 22. 

The'show will appear at the Columbia 
here for a week prior to sailing. ... 


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The Misses Aubrey and Biche had 
ft vary acceptable wardrobe at the 
American the first halt. Their first 
dr ease* were alike, of rose Bilk taffeta, 
full •kilt' with ' two rows of ruchlnga 
The bodice was plain with puffed 
sleeves. They looked* aweet In their 
Pierrot costumes. 

The woman of Murphy and Klein wore 
a gown of sequins with pink feather 
trimming. The costumes of "The Broad- 
way Echoes" were very striking— white 
satin trousers with large blue spots, 
blue coats and high hats to match. The 
girl' who did the imitation of Frisco 
looked fetching In a black velvet suit, 
but the red satin 1 slippers did not match 
the red skirt of the Apache dancer.-' How 
true to life is the sketch of Bell and 
Bellegraste,' the wife helping the hubby 
to dress for dinner, then being' told off 
for being late. The wife wore an at- 
tractive gown of green tissue cloth with 
an overskirt of black net; wide bands of 
blue sequins were round the hem. A 
becoming hat of blue tulle was worn 
with a yellow bird of paradise. 

The dresses In "The Girlies Club" at the 
Fifth Avenue, first half, were all good 
style. There were many. Apple green 
Satin skirt with net draped over it; mar- 
garets formed a band round 1" waist, 
the bodice was entirely of brilliants. 
Another was of pink silk, full skirt, with 
a turned up hem; little bunches of: roses 
were sewn here and there. The bodice 
was tight fitting with a large organdre 
collar; a mauve flop hat was worn.: 
The girls were all good looking in this 
act. but some of them could improve 
their make-up. 

Charlotte Worth wore one dress only. 
It consisting of silver lace with pink 
tufte draped at the sides; panels of 
pink and .silver were at the back, and 
front. Miss Worth should not sing 
ballads. : .;.-.' 

George Choos not only, has a sweet 
"Little . Cottage" at the Colonial this 
week, but he has beautiful girls who 
wear some charming clothes. The 
gowns representing different holidays; 
were not only artistic, but magnificent. 
The gown for New JTear's was made 
entirely of silver fringe with bands of 
white fur round the hem' and collar. 
A gown' of gold cloth made, very tight 
with a long train was handsome. The' 
Ingenue looked sweet in all her dresses. 
The prettiest, pe: haps, was her last— 
a sort of biscuit shade made of net. 
Two rows of silk flowers were on the 
skirt, giving it a hooped effect The 
h"-''ce was made of mauve tissue with 
little net sleeves. The gentleman 
called Jimmy was in need, of a shave 
Tuesday night. 

A black net gown with diamonds worn 
by Mabel cCane was a dream. But 
one dress was unbecoming to. Miss Mc- 
Cane, a mauve and green chiffon with 
a bodice of leopard skin fur. 

Fay Courtney's dress of blue brocade 
was becoming to her, but If the beaded 
.xhlffon were removed from ..he neck it 
would be m jre so. Miss Rooney looked 
smart in a pondered blue satin tunic, 
the trousers buttoned tightly at the 
knee with brass buttons. 

The reception given Alice Lloyd at 
the Palace Monday matinee was won- 
derful, but no more so than thi? artist 
herself. Acts may come and acts may 
go, but Alice Lloyd remains the same 
as ever. Her first gown, a pinkie mauve 
silk crinoline, was exquisite It had 
little bows of lace round the skirt with 
silver thread running through it open- 
ing In front showing a petticoat and 
pantalets of soft shadowy lace. Differ- 
ent shades of ribbons formed the sash, 
while flowers decorated one side of the 
bodice. A wreath and wristlet of tiny 
flowers were worn. A handsome Jet 
gown had for its foundation silver cloth. 
Three tiers of Jet fringe hung from the 
skirt with little rings of steel beads. 
Black shoes and stockings would be 

more becoming with this dress, also 
■omething brighter on her head. 

It Is a pleasure to watch Dorothy Mick. 
son. Hers Is one dancer who does not 
shimmey. Her gowns are well chosen. 
The prettiest is a grey chiffon trimmed 
with oxidized silver sequins. Green 
sash paisley material was swathed 
round her head. Her black dress of 
net with crystal trimmings was sweet. 

The best dressed thing in "Once 
Upon a Time" was the. punch bowL 
One girl' in this act wore pink satin 
slippers with an orange sweater and 
tammy, not' very good style. Jack 
Princeton, when dressed as the old lady, 
wears a grey wig, yet the hair Mr. 
Leonard takes out of the grip is brown. 

The woman in the James Morton act 
wore a couple of pretty dresses, a black 
net with sequins was attractive but 
would be smarter - If worn a trifle 

A salmon pink velvet gown draped, 
with turquoi-e blue feather trimming 
was one of the dresses worn by the 
Creole Fashion Plate. 

If Gloria Swanson wore no other than 
the moleskin gown in "Male and Fe- 
male"' no one would be disappointed. 
That frock is v. picture, in itself. M de 
of moleskin, perfectly plain with ermine 
tails round the hem of the skirt. Pearl 
trimming was brought over the should- 
ers and crossed in front of the bodice. 
A tram stc. tin. from the waist line was 
o- pearls with two huge tassels at the 
end. The headdress, though odd, was at- 
tractive, four 'rows of pearls forming a 
band round the head with loops at the 
back. A fan of- ermine edged with mole- 
skin was carried. Her peacock dress in 
the Babylon scene was nothing less than 
a creation, made entirely of pearls, open- 
ing in front with long strings of pearls 
hanging from the waist. The train, com- 
mencing from the hips, was quite 12 
feet in length. A peacock of white was 
worn on her head. Bebe Daniels in a 
weeny part was. awfully attractive. The 
settings for this picture were magnifi- 
cent, but the bathroom was a little over 
done. \ - ■ 

"Mind lh. Paint Girl" might have been 
quite good if not drawn out so much. 
Some of Anita Stewart's dresses were 
charming. She looked very striking in 
a cloak of ermine tied shawl fashion 
round her shoulders. One frock worn 
was of silk lace, embroidered with 
daisies made in flounces, large roses 
sewn round the skirt. A one-piece dress 
of blue serge with a cape effect was very 
smart. She looked simply great In her 
"Mind the Paint Girl" costume The 
stars worn on the cuffs of the soldiers' 
uniform (denoting their rank) were 
wrong, in the English army stark of 
cloth are worn on the cuffs, but in this 
case metal "pips" were used, which 
should have been on the shoulder. Just 
as the picture grew Interesting It ended, 
so I should say it started too early. 

After having seen the "Parisian Fash- 
Ion Frolic" and Blanche Sweet In 
"Fighting dressy." you could wish for 
the days of the crinoline. The people of 
that period (1860) seem so graceful. 
That is more than may be Bald about 
the costumes of today. Hardly anyone 
could have looked sweeter or more pic- 
turesque than the evening frock worn 
by Miss Sweet, made of silk net (crino- 
line style) and caught here and there 
with little bunches of roses. The "Pari- 
sian Fashlcn Frolic" at the Broadway 
showed some handsome gowns. A sliver 
lace flounced dress with a royaT blue 
sash, the ends forming a train at the 
back, stood out, but there were many 

Adele She man (Palmer) who was 
with Edwin Hayes in vaudevlUe, is 
shortly to be married to Andre Yander- 
bilt, and goes to India to live. 

The rehearsals for "The Way to 
Heaven" hive started. In the cost are 
Basil Sydney, Robert Qher and Louise 
HUT, the picture star. ,.- N 

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Film concern signed a great horseback 
rider for pictures. He Is to. get $1,000 a 

week. The horse's salary was not men- 
tioned. '.'.'.-.- 

it's going to be hard to make the 
"Reds" feel "blue" whUe they get so 
much encouragement from the' "yellow" 

Causes for Sleeping Sickness. 
Authors reading plays. 
Composers playing, scores. 
Reading press stuff. 
Super-pictures. -'■:?. — 

Five o*olock teas. 

Articles on the advancement of the 
War stories. 

Newspaper stories say on account of 
prohibition most of the Jazs bands are 
g-im> to Cuba and South America. Can 
we depend on that? .... 

Man has an Idea to have people only 
six hours a day and have shifts oi every 
Job. Peculiar man. He seems really 
to think there are some people who work 
six hours nowadays. 

Latest photos from France show Paris 
skirts shorter than ev- •:'. Latest prices 
from Paris. show that to buy same 

American bank rolls will have to be 
much longer. 

. . — — — ■ — -— , 

College professor writes article pan- 
ning Kipling. "Kip" doesn't have to 
worry, he's still vaudeville's favorite 
poet y l!/\ 

Japan expects to do Germany's toy 
business in America. Why can't Ameri- 
ca do it? Might use the old breweries 

for plants. ; ''..-■< '*..«•''<■ 

The world's greatest puzzle— the 
United States Senate. .,-.,., 

It's almost time to start guessing what 
your agent wants Christmas. After you 
decide that, guess what he'll get. . . . 

People are not so much Interested as 
to whether the railroads are going back 
to their former owners as they are to 
when their fares are going back to their 
former figures. 

Various States are calling for volun- 
teer coal miners. This Is a good chance 
for some of the boys to learn how to put 

on a first-class blaceface makeup. . 

President Wilson says something 
should be done about the Income tax. 
There will probably be less arguments 
against this 'than anything Mr. Wilson 
has ever. said. 

The way certain managers' are kick- 
ing about the speculators Is very cute. 
Looks like the best subject for the Great 

American Farce. '> 

English Lecturer in this country Is 
afraid "America will forget the war." 
How can she — with 
The theatre tax. 
The burlesque show finales. 
The "black home" songs. 
The war plays. ' . 

Ten million war books, 
The clothing advertisements. - 

It's almost time for a picture director 
to put on a picture showing America de- 
feating Mexico. 

It Would be funny If somebody found 
the hundreds of theatres all the man- 
agers are baying nowadays. 

Several colleges are raising the pay 
of. their professors. If this keeps up 
they will soon be getting as much as the 


of his food and rooms. (Boy, show the 
gentleman some of those. harp medals!) 

Six-day bike race cured many New. 
Yorkers of the sleeping sickness. 

Agents hope there will be no strike 
ftn their Christmas presents. 


According to present reports circulat- 
ing among the theatrical men who, were 
formerly officers in the Army and Navy 
and now are on the. reserve list, they wltt 
soon be prepared to leave for the Mexi- 
can border, providing the United : StatS|r-; 
deoldes upon armed intervention for' the" 
release of Consular Agent WUIfcim v Q£ 
Jenkins. IK ■■■'■» ..'■■■ -. -->,C 

Providing this becomes a necessity, 
there are 'numerous Vaudeville agents 
who will have to answer the call.' olnV 
fact it will again virtually strip the/ 
Palace Theatre Building, of some of its 
best men. ..." , 

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Chicago hotel keeper reduces the price 


The greatest season financially has 
Just ended for the Rtngltng Bros, and 
Bar num & Bailey Circus, which went 
Into winter quarters at Bridgeport. 
Conn, Nov. 21. v^Vf- £j 

The show stayed out from March 25 
to the above dateXThe returns from 
the "big top" were in the neighborhood, 
of 12,000,000. The side shows and candy 
booths totaled about 9600,000, something 
unusual for this type, of entertainment. 

Never In the history of the canvas 
game have such crowds attended tho 
mammoth spectacle, According to oho 
of the circus attaches, the world's record' 
for. attendance was shattered when the 
show played to 21,000 people at one per- 
formance in Concordia, Kan. And bust* 
ness was correspondingly good all over 
the route. . / •.. .'"'Y^\' 

The metropolitan engagement a1dn#* 
netted approximately $250,000, and the 
show could have gone Into Its winter 
quarters from the Garden. ... 

The RingUngs are arranging to take 
out a huge "hall"' show to play through 
the winter months; In auditoriums and 
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carried a story tinder a heading '* V^hf/ : t 
rodite' Made Clean Spectacle,"- U^s^V^ 
this is stated that the object ionabfe fea- ■ . , „- 
tures had been dropped and tba^thV,.-, : : ;: 
spectacle instead of making a seh'stuji'. 
appeal was "an artistic and vivid drama*: pi 
tlzation of life In old Egypt," .«5*i# 

Wednesday morning there was a tre- 
mendous line at both of the box offices 
at the Century and the management was 
making arrangement for the opening of 
a third window. . 'ff„ 

The general consensus of opinion after 
this was that Morris Geat had achieved 
a master stroke of showmanship, not. 
pnly in the handling of the advertising 
end of the, piece, bu* in the manner in 
which the production was presented. 
One of bis clever devices was the bring- 
ing before the curtain on the opening 
night David Belasco, who whipped the. 
piece intt shape during the laa*. te,- days 
of rehearsal. The appearance of Belasco- 1 
did much to disarm the criticism that 
would have been showered -n tho ab- 
callef "objectionable features," for with' 
Belasco handling the stage it must be 
art with a capital A. '■},<-. '.i 

The last rehearsal of the piece lasted 
from 11 a. m. on 'Sunday to 7 a. m. on 
Monday. This rehearsal cost the man- 
agement $14,000. The musicians atqrie 
collected $58 a man for this one day's 
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At the performance Tuesday evening 
and subsequently the young Woman Who ' 
impersonates' the statue discontinued 
her movement across the stage and re- 
mained on her pedestal. Attention Is;. 
called to the effect of this In the review 
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Co loaimo's, Chicago, contrives to out- 
live the prohibition hoodoo and retain* 
its speed as an all-night Bohemian 
rendezvous, packed and heavily patron- 
ized now not only by theatrical folk 
and the "regulars," bat by a strong 
contingent from "society" It has be- 
come a fad since the downtown resorts 
closed or retired Into stupid desuetude 
for the evening dressed bloods to flock 
nightly In parties to Colosfmo's, where 
the atmosphere and life still teem with 
pre-war spirit and spirits. Two enter- 
tainers are heavily featured— Dale 
Winter, the elaasy brunet with the 
duchess manners and the modest mien, 
and Irving Foster. Miss Winter has 
long' been a standing "draw"' here, and 
Foster, since his return from the coast, 
has taken on a following that fa sur- 
prising for a male singer. - Foster has 
a sympathetic and manly tenor which 
gives to ballads a liquid quality that 
touches as only well sung ballads can 
in the midst of gayety, where, for some 
strange and paradoxical psychology, 
ballads always are effective. There isn't 
a place in Paris today that is any more 
alive with verve, camaraderie and spor- 
tive night life allurement than. Colo- 
simo's in Chicago, where it stands like 
one oaBls in a desert of closed cafes and 
dying amusements. Just how Colosimo 
docs it and gets away with it Is a 
mystery. But how Chicago appreciates 
it! ___ 

There Is still hope In the hearts of 
m&ny cabaret agents who are looking 
forward to Deo. 8, when a decision will 
be handed down by the Federal autrorl- 
tles. stating whether or not war time 
prohibition wm be off and the sale of 
wet goods again sanctioned until Jan. 
16,' when national prohibition will be- 
come' effective. Since the enforcement 
of the Volstead Law (war time prohi- 
bition) nearly every cabaret establish- 
ment throughout New Jersey, New York 
and Pennsylvania, has been at a stand- 
still. Although the entire abolishment 
of cabaret entertainment is not in ef- 
fect as yet, the majority are only using 
several dancing teams or continuing 
with principals held over from former 
shows. The Strand Roof, Palais Royal, 
Shanley'o, Maxim's and Pre Catelin are 
the only places la New Tork and Brook- 
lyn to continue with fun entertainment 
Others have ceased to operate enter- 
tainment altogether. Many former hotel 
and restaurant places, which heretofore 
were utilized for cabaret entertainment 
have been converted into dance floors, 
taxing couples five cents to occupy the" 
floor per dance. 

Paul Salvairw owner of the Cafe de 
Paris, Palais Royal, and who is inter- 
ested in Montmarte, Moulin Rouge and 
about two or three other places of a 
like type, 1b to become concerned in the 
picture producing field. In common with 
a number of others who have been 
cleaning up in the restaurant and 
cabaret business during the last ten 
tjears or so, Salvaln Is looking for a 
new field because prohibition has prac- 
tically cut their business to a minimum. 
Salvaln has already made a connection 
with a producing company that has 
been marketing a number of features 
but which through some slight misman- 
agement encountered financial difficul- 
ties some time ago. The Salvaln roll 
has practically put them back on their 
feet and within a few weeks they will 
be ready to shoot again. 


As far as Broadway la concerned 
right now, whiskey has gone and brandy 
has come in. The .places where a drink 
may be had are handing out nothing but 
Martell these days and the price has 
jurnpei to six bits a drink, the same 
being poured by the man behind the bar. 
There Is, however, considerable traffic 
In boose going on in tax lea t< at this 
time. The idea Is that in the wee sma' 

hours the live ones from oat of town 
are looking for a place to get a drink 
and several wise chauffeurs have taken 
the precaution that none of these shall 
go with a thirst unquenched. They are 
handing out all sorts of stuff, from high 
proof spirits to some sort of colored 
liquid that contains a certain percent- 
age of something, and they are charging 
all that the traffic will bear for it. 

The Blossom Heath Club In Havana 
will open Dec. 15. The Susekind 
Brothers will run it and Joe Susaklnd 
is leaving this week for Cuba. Harry 
Smith, formerly at Churchill's, will 
manage the club. The Susskinds intend 
to make the club an American hotel. 
There are 45 rooms and two restaurants, 
with two orchestras to play for the 
dancing. It looks like a pretty wet 
winter for Havana. The housing accom- 
modations there are said to be limited. 
An estimate gives the maximum number 
of visitors who may be accommodated 
In Havana as 12,600. So far there have 
been nearly 100.000 applications for pass- 
ports to Cuba, from the States. With 
the racing season and. other things in 
Havana, that town should be a replica 
of Broadway of the old days, if it ever 
starts running right. 

Three things guarantee the success of 
"Maggie," the new Cochran production 
at the Oxford — the music of Marcel 
Latte, the playing of Winifred Barnes 
and the never falling drollery of George 
Graves. The story' is a bit of tangle, 
but as it ail revolves around mistaken 
identity that is to be expected. The 
book has r.othlng very brilliant .bout it, 
the humor being weak when Graves was 
not on the stage. Peter Gawthorne man- 
ages to Invest the French aviator with a 
manliness somewhat rare among musical 
comedy heroes. Arthur Cbesney is 
good, with a capital song, '"Colors." 
by Adrian Ross. Maid ie Hope made 
a hit as the "movie"' star, and 
Ernest Marlnl and Ivy Shilling .once 
more proved their worth as dancers. 
The whole production went with a swing, 
and received an enthusiastic reception. 

The Grunewald Hotel's (New Orleans) 
revue opened as per schedule Thanks- 
giving. It is under the direction of 
Joseph Gorham, who produced It It is 
styled "The Cave Dwellers," with music 
by Albert Von Tilzer. lyrics by Neville 
Fleeson, and additional lyrics by J. Ed- 
ward Cort. In order to view the enter- 
tainment one is asked to pay a cover 
charge of $2.20. The costuming expendi- 
ture is stated to be $16,000. 

Reports to the effect that cabaret 
business will soon move to Havana 
were evidenced this week when the 
Holoua Hawallans, nine people, playing 
permanently at the Blltmore for the 
past five years, announced leaving this 
country Dec. 12 for Havana, to fulfill an 
engagement at the Se villa Hotel, re- 
cently purchased by the Blltmore inter- 
ests. Max Dolan's 10 -piece orchestra 
has also been placed under contractor 
the same place and will leave probably 
with the Hawallans. 

"Bobs," the Fulham dog that bit a po- 
liceman, was condemned to death Jby a 
hard-hearted magistrate and was re- 
prieved by the Court of Appeal, has be- 
come a "star." He Is appearing in the 
Ambassadors revue, "Back Again," in an 
interpolated sketch written around him 
by Hastings Turner, entitled "The 
Lurcher of Menace," 

Eddie Barkley leaving for Europe last 
week Is one of the results of prohibition. 
Mr. Barkley was a wine agent in New 
York .for so eral years 'until Congress 
discovered It and stopped Eddie's means 
of livelihood. Mr. Berkley's mission 
abroad is a aecret between himself and 
a fen friends. 

Jim Ferris, who Owns virtually the 
entire corner of 48th street and Broad- 
way. New York, and until recently had 
a saloon there, has converted the place 
into a dance hall of 16,000 square feet, 
which will open about Deo. 15, known as 

The Century Serenaders (with Julian 
Albertin) is the featured attraction at 
the North American. Chicago, and have 
been found to have a notable effect on 
the gross. The act developed a strong 
and enthusiastic following at the Wood- 
lawn cafe. • 

Harry Morton, age 52, died, at Mon- 
treal Nov. 20. He had been operating 
the cabaret at the Hotel St Regis, Mon- 
treal, for several years and previously 
had other hotels in the same city. 

Ban Jo Wallace is getting together a 
band, to. be headed by Jack Clifford (who 
formerly appeared in vaudeville with 
Evelyn Nesblt), to go to the Paris. 

Sylvia L yal's dog and bird act has 
been booked for a 15-week engagement 
at the Palais Royal, opening Dec 15. 


The Selwyn which was announced as 
having given op Sundays early week, 
continued its Sabbath concerts, the 
house passing to different management 
for Sundays. Failure to secure the 
proper bookings was the reason given 
by the first Sunday tenants. » 

The house Is now being supplied by 
the M. R Sheedy Agency and last -Sun- 
day the bouse offered its strongest bill 
thus far, drawing good business. 

The Sheedy office will also take over, 
the Fulton for Sundays, starting Dec. 
21. This house started with concerts 
last month but discontinued, the given 
reason being difficulty in' getting book- 
ings. With the latter house returning 
to concerts, none which have tried Sun- 
days will have stopped. 


The Sensational Gerards, a vaudeville 
acrobatic combination, will dissolve 
partnership Dec. 6 following their pres- 
ent engagement at Proctor's 125th 
Street N. T, 

■ .Jack Gerard will immediately start 
rehearsing for a new act entitled, "Two 
Athletics" which wiU be under the direc- 
tion of M. S. Bentham, while his brother 
Alfred will secure another partner and 
continue in vaudeville with the present 

Grand, Augusta, Reopening. 
The Grand, Augusta. Ga., one of the 
S. A. Lynch houses, will open Dee. 15 
with split week vaudeville booked by 
Jules Demar of the U. B. O. The house 
was closed last year on account of the 
flu epidemic, this marking it's first open- 
ing in almost a year. 

Booked for Manhattan. v . . 
The show booked by Billy McCaffrey 
for the Manhattan Opera House on Sun- 
day night includes, Dancing McDonalds. 
New York Police Department Quartette, 
Franklyn Ardell Co.. Demarest and Col- 
lette. Playmates, Wilton Sisters. Beazell 
and Parker and Herbert Clifton. 

Third Week in 8ix for Belle. 

Cleveland, Dec 8. 
Clevelanders believe Belie Baker in- 
tends settling In this city. She is again 
at Keith's Hippodrome, headlining as 
usual, her third week there within the 
past six weeks. 

N. V. A. Dance Held. 

The N. V. A. held the second, of their 
formal monthly dances at the club house 
on Tuesday night » 

Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p. m., the Sidney 
Rankin Drew Post of the American Le- 
gion will receive from Mrs. Sidney Drew 
the cross which was placed over the 
grave of S. Rankin Drew in France, - 

The complaint bureau of the N. V. At 
had its - weekly quota of complaint* 
about Infringements on Monday. 

Gns Edwards asserts that Max Rud- 
rilck, to whom he sold a quantity of old 
scenery and costumes, had violated a 
clause in the bill of sale which prohib- 
ited the nse of Edwards' name or for- 
mer attractions in any way. Edwards 
charged that Rudnick engaged Cuddies 
Richard and Georgie Stone, who for- 
merly appeared in one of Edwards' acts. 
tend started to bill them as "Cuddles and. 
Georgie," which he asserts is a violation 
of the agreement made with the par- 
chaser of the property. Secretary Henry 
Chesterfield is making an investigation. 
Anderson an'' Rean charge the Three 
Alverettas, appearing in vaudeville as 
"Thirty Pink Toes," with using a piece' 
of business which Anderson claims he 
originated and has been doing for ten 
years. The infringement claimed Is 
smothering an alarm clock with a pillow 
and throwing the clock into a pitcher of 

Joe Bennett owner of "The Telephone 
Tangle." asserts that Jack Besaey has 
converted his act to his use in its en- 
tiety under the title of "It Happened 
in Bloom lag ton." The Bessey act is 
now playing in Indiana and Illinois. 

West Av'ey of Avey and O'Nell has in- 
formed the complaint bureau that he is 
not doing the act of Swor Bro$., as 
charged by one of the team. He stated 
that the only piece of business he is 
doing now which he did while working 
with Swor Is a 'graveyard" story which 
he used before going into partnership 
with Swor. ^ 

Eddie Kane and Jay Herman charged 
Xadelt and Follcte with using a song. 
"The Ragtime Cocktail," whkn iney say 
was especially written for them by Earl 
Carroll .and Ruby Cowan. They say that 
they purchased the song outright and 
h^ld the copyright. They also charge 
this act with infringement on their 
'boose wagon" business, which tney 
claim also to have originated. 

A score of complaints have been re- 
ceived by the X. V. A. complaint bureau. 

The Novelty Clintons charged ■ that 
Macalcvey is using an original jump- 
ing trick which they created. 

Ed. Lowry (Lowry and Prince) 
• •barges that McLelian and Carson are 
infringing on a gag of his about an 
"abbreviated gown." A similar com-' < 
plaint rnade by him against Johnny 
Small was decided in Lowry's favor. 

Joe Jackson charged that Joe Barton, 
the. comedy cyclist is Infringing on bis 
material and wants the N. V. A to pro- 
tect bis interest. 

Moran and Welser 
Baker and Johnson. 
"hat" trick, is again 
The former charge 
that the latter are still trespassing en 
their original rights. 

Beli and Eva complained that a girl 
act known as "At the Soda Fountain" 
has infringed upon the title of their 
vaudeville vehicle, which they have been 
using for four years. " „ 

Benj. Ryan of Ryan and Ryan charges 
Fred Reynolds, of Reynolds and White, 
with using a piece of business which he 
is doing, that of leaning over the foot- 
lights and picking up music and patting 
a member of the orchestra on the head. 
He states that if Reynolds can show 
prior right to this "business" he is will- 
ing to eliminate It from his turn, other- 
wise he wants him to discard its use. 

Grace Leonard denies the charge of 
Jack Orben of Orben and Dixie that she 
is using any of their "gags." 

Johnson, Baker and Johnson, who were 
charged by Moran and Welser with: in- 
fringement on their best bit have re- 
quested Secretary Chesterfield to make 
an appointment with the latter team to 
discuss the matter. They Btated that 
they will eliminate any conflicting ma- 
terial from their turn providing that 
Moran and Welser can prove its owner- 
ship. They also state that they bare 
been using the same routine since 1910. 

Janow has complained that Frank 
Gordon is doing his "lemon" trick, as 
well as the entire patter of his act, and 
requested the N. V. A. to take measures 
to have this infringement discontinued. 




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trio's record*. 

Spokane, Nov. 24. 
Editor Variety: 

Last summer I framed an act with a 
person who called himself Bernle Can- 
nen. After closing at tba Hipp.. Port- 
land, Ore, I decided to sever connec- 
tions with Mr. Cannon and continue 
doing my single (monologue). Soon 
after. Mr. Cannon framed a single act 
and went over the Fisher time, using a 
lot of my best gags that were written 
exclusively for me, onea that I used 
while working with Cannon. 

Mr. Cannon had never appeared on 
the professional stage in his life until 
I framed with him and that may account 
for the reason he borrowed ■(?). my ma- 
terial. Al (Blackface) Cotton. 

New York City; Nov. 28. 

Editor Vakistty: 

I am glad that or.e publication— yours 
—has the courage to attack the. Y. M. C. 
A. 'Why not write your readers to con- 
tribute experiences* of tbe conduct of 
the Y.? 

' The Y. M. C. A. received 1115,000.000 
as Us share of the big War Work Drive; 
It had received hundreds of thousands 
of dollars before that drive. This money 
was donated by all our people for a 
specific purpose-^-the welfare work 
among our military forces. How much 
was so expended by tbe Y? How much 
Is being held for the regular, peace- 
tune, sectarian work of the Y. M. C. A.? 
Mr. George W. Perkins gave an ambig- 
uous statement about a year ago, but 
no actual report has since appeared in 
the dally newspapers, all of which seem 
afraid to question or adversely criticise 
the Y. M. C. A. But tbe people want to 
know. L. C. 

Cheyenne. Nov. 29. 
Editor Vajuxtt: ■ 

I should like to locate my husband, 
Euger.e Perdriat, formerly an accordian 
player,, and last heard of in Portland, 
Ore. Please communicate with me care 
generaVdelivery, Cheyenne. Wyo. 

Ura. T. Perdriot. 

s .', . . New York. Dec 2. 

Editor Vajustt: " 

I desire to voice a protest. Owing to 
the heavy attendance at theatres re- 
cently many persons are unable to pro- 
cure seats' on the lower floors, excepting 
in. advance, and late arrivals must take 
'the less desirable seats in the second 
balcony if they desire to see the show. 

The patrons of the second balcony are 
often on a par with the lower floor pa- 
trons Intellectually and very many times 
financially. Loney Hascall and others 
do not see mto realize this. His con- 
stant reference to "the jury up there." 
"that bunch up there" and "that married 
man up there whose wife ought to give 
him another quarter and let him sit 
downstairs" is uncalled for. 

Hascall. J. Francis Dooley and a few 
others should realize that the day of the 
"gallery god" is passed and with the 
possible exception of the Colonial the 
second balcony now comprises an Intel- 
ligent and discriminating vaudeville au- 
dience. Daniel J. Lyaaght. 

Boston, Dec. 2. 
Editor Variety: 

In your issue of Nov. 21 VARIETY 
gave me a splendid notice in the re-view 
of the Fifth Avenue show, but you re- 
ferred to Jimmy Armstrong In error for 
myself. Sincerely, 

Harry Downing. 
("Everysailor Co.") 


Jack and Irving Kaufman and Arthur 

Fields, the phonograpn singers. < will 

shortly debut In vaudeville under the 

name of (he Three Kaufletde, this be- 

' ing the trade name coined by the. Eraer- 

Emlle Subers and Matt Keels (re- 
united) (Max Hart). 

Marie La Mar (formerly with Frisco 
and Bee Palmer in Chicago) with Jons 
band of seven pieces, including Paul 
Creedoo, Austin Young. George L. 
Bersb, Billy Bldner, Jack Axelrod, 
Thomas Monteone and- Albert Ryan. 
(Jack Henry.) 

Pantomimic dancing act called 
"Dolly's Dream" with 16 people and spe- 
cial sets. Produced by Adelaide and 

"World Wide Revue," minstrel (7). 

"Camouflage," revised, seven people. 

Marine Sacks Douglass and Girls (11). 

Billy Dooley single. 

The Volants (D. Volant, Flying Piano 
act), man and woman. 

Kelso and Leigh ton, comedy sketch, 
"Reno Bound.'* : . 

"The Spirit of Youth," 12 people. (A. 
ft A' Producing Co.) 

Joe Kelly and Jack Gallagher, dancing. 

Frankie La Brack and Ida Bernard. 
(Nat Bobol). 

Roscoe Alls and Beatrice Curtis, as- 
slated by "The Five Syncopiters," Spe- 
cial scenery, etc. Direction Ray Hodg- 

Beulab Mansfield and Six Diving Mer- 
maids. (Morris & Fell). 

Elsa Gordon and Elsa Thomas, danc- 
ing. (Rosalie Stewart). 

McAvoy and Wilson (two men). 

Austin and Allen (man and woman) 
two act. • 

"The Toy Shop Revue," nine people, 
by Paul Keno, produced by Gil Brown. 

"The Four Aces," songs and talk by 
Paul Keno. 

MaymeGehrue. with six people iJenie 
Jacobs). „ 

Yvette. with two men, saxo player 
and pianist (H. B. Marinelli). 

"A Thousand Dollar Note," comedy, 
singing and talking by Ned Dandy with 
Milton Wallace, Nell Vernon and Sam 
Gold. Lincoln theatre. Union Hill, Dec. 
8. (Real Producing Co.) 

John Sully and Murlell Thomas fea- 
tured In act by Darl MacBoyle, music 
by Walter Rosemont (George Choos). 

Cliff Robbing, Dorothy Joyce & Co., 
(S) in "Three Times Sixteen," music, 
singing and dancing. (Nat Naxarro). 

Jack Beasly and Larry Fine (Max 

La Rose and Lane, comedy skit, "Dash- 
ing Around." 

Beulah. Poynter and Co., comedy 
sketch, "Dear Doctor" (4 people) (Joe 

"The Anniversary" singing and danc- 
ing revue (9 people) (Mme. Dore). 

Frank Davis is again producing the 
"Waiters Wanted" turn formerly done by 
Cole. Russell and Davis, with a new cast 
of two men and a woman (George So- 

A C. Astor bills himself as "Th« 
Prince of Ventriloquists." 


Phil Baker was forced to cancel a 
week in vaudeville to have an operation 
on his throat. 

Ray Bramley (Warburton Stock, 
Yonkers) was operated upon last week 
at . the New York Hospital. . 

Kitty Strauser ("Oh Look" company) 
is suffering from a nervous breakdown, 
as the result of the loss of her husband, 
Richard Fields. 

Mrs. Jlmmle Barry (Mr. and Mrs. 
Jlmmle Barry) was taken ill in Cincin- 
nati last week. 

Dr. Ernest H. King, the government 
physician, has pronounced Henry Brown 
of the "Three Jolly Mlnscrels" (Brown 
Bnrtell and Wesley) as physically unfit 
to finish the season with the act. 


Boy Burton, formerly Mrs. AL H. Bur- 
ton, to John Bruce (non-professional), 
Nov. 26, la Philadelphia. 
I Dorothy Curtis to Francis X. Donegan 
at the Jesuit Church, New Orleans, 
Thanksgiving morning. Both are prin- 
cipals with "Listen Lester" that Is tour- 
ing the South presently. 

Maxie Capper ("Good Morning, 
Judge") to Harry C Mann, non-profes- 
sional of Baltimore, in that city Nov. 11 


Mr. and Mrs. Jack Owen, at their 
home In Cleveland, Nov. 7, daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hodgdon, Nov. 30, 
eoa (their second boy). The Hodgdons 
live at SOX West 217th street. New York. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Da Leon (Be 
Leon and Da vies), at their home In New 
York, Nov. 26, daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holden at San 
Francisco, Thanksgiving Day, daughter. 
The mother is professionally known as 
Anna Howard. 


Roscoe Ails and his Jaxs company did 
not open Monday at the Alhambra. The 
act was not ready. When It starts, 
Loretta McDermott, formerly with 
Frisco, may be with the turn, Williams 
and Wolfus, doubling from tbe Colonial, 
substituted at the Alhambra. 

Tbe Jazzland Octet could not open at 
Keith's, Washington, Monday through 
two of the eight having left the act in 
Baltimore after the end of hurt week's 
engagement at tbe Maryland Li that 
city. LaToy's Models replaced the turn 
in Washington. 

. Mr. and Mrs. Jlmmle Barry did not 
open at Keith's, Indianapolis, Sunday. 
LeMaire and. Hayes substituted, Mrs. 
Barry was taken ill in Cincinnati late 
last week. 

James C. Morton and Co. left the Pal- 
ace bill Tuesday matinee. Mr. Morton 
stated he was 111. Tbe program re- 
ceived no substitution, nine acta remain- 
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Dale and Bureh, with the "Greenwich 
Village Follies," opening Dec. 8, 

Miller and Mack. Esther Kngham. 
Billy Rhodes, Kerr and Weston,. Capitol 
theatre. New York, bill this Week. 

Ten Eyck and Welly will open with 
the "Greenwich Village Follies" Mon- 
day, opening the same evening at the 
Palais Royal. 

Hal Hlxon has left Zlegfeld, going 
over to the Shuberts for One year. '" 

Peggy Coudrey, by A Hr Woods', foi* 
"The Girl in a Limousine." 


The Loew Basketball team, composed 
of Alex Hanlon, Abe Friedman. Moo 
Schenck, Al Schwarts and Solly Turek, 
are going to An son la, N. Y. Dec. 7 to 
play the profeslonal team of the New 
York State Basketball League. The 
Loew five have gone through their the- 
atrical schedule without a defeat and 
are forced to Invade the profeslonal 
field to obtain stiffer opposition. Moe 
Schenck is captain and manager. - 

Benny Leonard will start work Mon- 
day on the serial Hallmark Pictures 
have contracted to star him In. The 
Leonard picture, which will be hi 15 
episodes, has not been titled as yet. The 
first- two weeks cf filming will be done 
in New York. 

The old Grand opera house, Syracuse, 
Is to be again a fight club,. managed by 
Phil Lewis of New York. It will operate 
under the charter of the Onondaga Ath- 
letic Club. 

On a recent visit to Hot Springs, Win- 
chell Smith took along the manuscript 
of "Thunder" with him. With his re- 
turn it was announced in the Golden 
offices that the script had been doc- 
tored up. and that "Tunder." would be 
shown again, "when. a theatre could be 
found to house it." 


The Philadelphia booking agents 
have been holding indignation meetings 
weekly since VARIETY first published 
that it was stated, by New York agents 
small time acta playing Philadelphia 
on bookings from New York, as a try r ' 
out, were approached when in Phllly by 
a Philadelphia*, to be placed by him 
while continuing around Quakervllle. 

This week the New Yorkers statfed 
the Philadelphia agent referred to was 
Frank Wolf, Jr. 


Albert Letine, conceded to be one of 
tbe World's foremost female imperson- 
ators, is now arranging with Jutes Del* 
mar of the U. B. 0/ for an indefinite en- 
gagement on this side . ; ': " 

He Is at present In London, Eng., hav- 
ing toured all the European countries 
within the past several years. His tost 
appearance in this country was in 1915. 



Yonkers, N. Y N Deo;'«; >' 
Peter Hrisko, an eight-year-old Yon- 
kers boy, will receive $12,000 from 
Blanche and Jesse L. Lasky, In settle- 
ment of his suit for damages for per-. 
son at injuries, acordlng to a decision 
Monday in the Supreme Court at White 
Plains. The boy's father, Michael, will.' 
also receive $3,000,- 

BepL 21, 1918, the boy was struck by 
the Lanky automobile, in which Blanche 
Lasky, sister of the picture producer* 
and Mrs. Sarah Lasky, her mother, wore 
riding. The boy was seriously injured, 
later having stitches put In his scalp. 
His teeth were knocked out, and he wag 
permanently disfigured 

The testimony of Mrs. Lasky was 
taken In California, in October of this 
year. . .vL^lgj^ 

H. O. Has "Little Theatre/' : ; ^ 

x New Orleans, Dee. *.':\ 

New Orleans' "Little theatre" Opened 
last week. It is In the "Vleux Carre," 
the Greenwich village of this city, and 
quits miniature, several rooms in an old 
mansion fronting Jackson square being 
rehabilitated for the purpose. . .^': 

The maintenance and management are 
locaL The artists are to be recruited .in; 
this vicinity. : > 


. J./ .*Puok and Judfle" Cast. :. ;' ; ; *jj& 
Gua Hill placed his comedy, with mu- 
sic, "Puck and Judge" in rehearsal lost 
Monday. The show was written by 
Frank Kennedy, and will open in Wilkes;- 
Barre Christmas Day. ^v 

-Among those in the east are: Carlton 
Scale, Cbas. A Boyd, Frank Graham, 
Edith Russell, Jack Styles, Lillian Hor- 
wltz. Ben Walker, J. E. Clifford . and 
Sadie Duff. 

"No Liquor, No Love." . 
John Montague placed a now play 
with A. H. Woods for early spring 'pro- 
duction. It is titled. "No liquor, pio 
Love." It Is a comedy. , /^,.»: 

. Palace, Cincinnati, Opening Suturday. 
Cincinnati, Dec. 3. 
The new B. F. Keith Palace will open 
this Saturday (Due. 6). E. F. Albeo will 
attend the opening. 

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Ernie Young in New York. 
Ernie Young is due in New York 
today, looking about for acts to place 
on the Western circuits. 

While in the city Mr. Young will 
make his headquarters at VARIETY'S 
office, Broadway and 45th street. ' v 

An Orpheum bill was presented at the 
Minnesota state prison, St. Paul, 
Thanksgiving. The acts appearing were 
Four Readings, Zola Bonn, Long Tack 
Sam and Co., Marlon Tyson, Nat Na- 
zarro, Jr., Blanche and Jlmmle CreiRb- 
ton, "Lcvitatloii." The entire stage crew 
and orchestra from the Orpheum were 
present. Warden Reed acted as host to 
the visitors. 

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Ethan M. Robinson. 

Ethan M. Robinson died early in the 
morning of Dec. 3 at hia home, 200 West 
.6.8th street New. York, of pneumonia, 
developing from a cold contracted 
Thanksgiving evening. Mr. Robinson 
Attended two invitation* for Thanksgiv- 
ing dinner In order not to disappoint 
and later in the*- day complained he 
thought be had overdone it. That night 
a physician advised nurses be called in 
and Mr. Robinson's friends thought he 
had a touch of pleurisy. Later it was 
known that it was pneumonia, although 
he was unaware of that. 

It ts about It months ago that A. Paul 
Keith died in. the same apartment, hav- 
ing been visiting Mr. Robinson when 

taken 111. The remembrance of that 
when ordered to bed seamed to oppress 
vised all of the Middle Western book- 
ings of the circuit, placed by several 
booking men under his direction. Hia 
territory covered also the Southwest and 
is an important division of the office. 

Mr. Robinson commenced his vaude- 
ville career with F. F. Proctor. About 
16 years ago he was resident manager 
of Proctor's BSth Street theatre, then 
playing big time. Later he became as- 
sociated with the Keith office, booking 
a couple of theatres up the State. He 
rapidly grew in value and importance 
until eventually entrusted with a large 
portion of the circuit covered by bis 

Of a somewhat nervous temperament 
when in his office, "Robbie" as be was 
called by his Intimates, was a loyal 




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Mr, Robinson, though be jocularly re- 
marked Friday evening, "Guess my time 
is here, too." 

Ethan M. Robinson was about 47 years 
of age, and born in Albany, N. Y., where 
interment will be made today (Friday). 
Services were held yesterday at Camp- 
bell's Mortuary Cburch. At his death 
the deceased was one of the prominent 
figures connected with the B. F. Keith 
Exchange. He held quite an interest in 
the Keith Circuit through a bequest of 
stock in it, left biro by the late A. Paul 
Keith. Besides, be had an interest in 
the Majestic theatre, Peterson, N. J., 
and Temple theatre, Syracuse, N. Y. In 
the Keith agency Mr, Robinson super- 

friend and there were many thrown into 
sad memories when bearing of his sud- 
den death. He was greatly beloved by 
those close to him and they say he never 
turned a deaf ear to a friend. 

Mr. Robinson was a widower, his wife 
dying about three years ago. A brother, 
not in the show business and living at 
Albany, of his direct relatives, sur- 
vives. His brother-in-law, Charles An- 
derson, is a booking man in the Keith 

A self-made man who started with 
nothing, working his way up, the de- 
ceased is believed to have left an estate 
approximating considerably over One 
million dollars. 

Meyer Cohtm . 
Meyer Cohen, music publisher, died at 
Misericordla Hospital Deo. 1 S after , a 
fortnight's illness with blood poisoning. 
He was 65 years old and has no imme- 
diate relatives In the East, excepting a 
stepdaughter. He had a sister and 
brother in California. His wife died last 
August. The funeral will be held under 
Masonic auspices. Cohen .was the orig- 
inator of illustrated songs and the first 
to appear with that kind of an act. He 
left that field to loin Charles K. Harris 
as professional manager and remained 
with Harris for 17 years. Three years 
ago he resigned to accept a similar po- 
sition with Harry Von Tllzer and after 
a year with the latter he went into the 
music publishing business on his own ac- 
count, forming the Meyer Cohen Music 
Publishing Co. While nothing definite 
has been decided it is likely the corpora- 
tion will be continued by the two sur- 
viving stockholders. 

Paul La Croix. 

Paul La. Croix, one of the best known, 
comedy jugglers in the show business 
and as well known abroad as here, died . 
1.. Sew York Dec 1. His name in private 
life was Paul Murphy. Be la survived 
by a mother and sister who live in Vic- 
toria, B. C. 

La Croix was the originator of the 
'hounding hats. 

Mrs. Tom Thumb. 
Countess Primo Magri, known as Mrs.' 
Tom* Thumb, died at her home in Mld- 
dlehoro, Mass , Jan. 26. The deceased 
was 77 years it age and had traveled 
around the world several times under 
the management of P. T. Bornum. She 
was one of the best known Liliputians. 

Michael Heffsman. 
Michael Hefternan died at St Joseph's 
Hospital, Syracuse, Nov. 28, of pneu- 
monia, after three days' illness. The 
deceased was stage carpenter with the 
"Blind Man's Buff" company, which had 
been playing the first half of the week 
in that city. The body Was shipped to 
Anderson, Ind. 

Mrs. John H. Havlin. 
Mrs. John H. Havlin, wife of the 
manager of the Grand, -Cincinnati, died 
Nov. 22^ at her winter home, Miami, Fla., 
after a long illness. The body was 
shipped to Birmingham, Ala., for burial. 

John Balr. 
John Balz died at his home in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., Nov. 27, after two* months' 
illness. The deceased was the bead 
electrician at the Empire in that city 
am had been associated with every 
theatre in Syracuse af different times. 

Graham D. Eerie. 
Graham D. Earle died suddenly at 
fifty-six years of age after eating a 
Thanksgiving dinner. He had been a 
sufferer for years from indigestion and 
heart trouble and was a member of the 
Alcazar Stock Co!, San Francisco. 

Dr. Henry Biegel. 
Br. Henry Biegel, with offices at 47 
West 42d street one of the most prom- 
inent physicians in theatricals, died Nov. 
SO, following an operation for throat, 

J. P. Pemberton. 
J. P. Pemberton, brother of Henry W. 
Pemberton, died Nov. 28 at his home in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

The mother of Sopftie and Harvey 
Everett died last week in New York. A 
brother-in-law dropped dead of heart 
disease while attending the funeral. 

The father of Jack Zelmanov died at 
his home In Detroit Dec. 2. The son Is 
a member of the Boris Frldkln and Co. 
act of Russian dancers. 

The father of Estelle Ramsey died at 
hlb home, Napa, Cal., Nov. 16. The de- 
ceased was the owner of the Novelty and 
Empire theatres in that city. 

• Chicago, Bee. 8. 

Thomas Barton Driscoll. accused by, 
Nadell and Colette of having "bulled" 
them in Richmond into thinking he was 
a "scout" for the Keith office, and there- 
by inducing them to entertain him 
lavishly, turns up in Chicago to be camy • 
palgn manager for Lloyd Hooper & Co* 
an advertising agency, and vigorously 
denies that he hap been south of the 
Mason and Dixon line since he was a 
soldier in a cantonment and further 
avers that the whole story is untrue. 

"The only basis for the whole tale," 
■aid Driscoll, "is that some time ago In 
'Dubuque, la, not down south, I met 
Nadell and his wife, being introduced 
to them back stage by Fred Sosmap and 
Gladys Sloane, old friends of mine. 
While standing on the stage a house em- 
ploye questioned my right, as an outi 
aider, to be there, i ' Sosman, tojteep 
me from being ordtita off, hastily said 
I was connected with the Keith office. 
Later I took, all four out to dinner, and 
L not they, paid the check. . . 

"Nadell and his wife were quarreling 
and she asked me whether I. .didn't think 
she could make the big time. To be 
polite, I said I had every confidence she 
could. That was all there was to it" 

Driscoll says he was formerly . con- 
nected with Comstock & Geflf <&*}**?* 
the show business when he entered the 
army, and that he has since kept up his 
stage acquaintances from time to time 
because he liked professional people, 
but that be has never looked to any of 
them to provide meal tickets for him, 
nor has he ever held out any misrepre- 
sentations of official connections to them. 


The booking office established in the 
New York theatre building, aimed to 
supply vaudeville to the cantonments 
for the Liberty Theatre division of the 
army, was definitely closed Saturday. 

The office was established last spring 
with an ambitious plan which called for 
payment of transportation and baggage, 
the Government paying the acts itself 
and booking the shows, which had been 
supplied through outside ' agents. The 
plan never materialized, mainly because 
the camps have not received quotas 
which will allow of road shows. There 
have been so few men outside of details 
to take care of the cantonments that 
little outside of pictures has been of- 
fered. ■• ; ' ** 

Perhaps the main cause of abandon- 
ment of the booking scheme has been 
the failure of the army to eecure a work- 
ing fund which was supposed to have 
become available. The booking office 
has been temporarily moved to the Vir- 
ginia Building, 1800 Virginia .avenue, 
Washington, D. C, where Major J. O. 
Donovan is in charge. The latter, ac- 
cording to plans, will have headquarters 
at the Keith Exchange when camp 
shows ark again started. 


When Jim Mclntyre- (Mclntyre and 
Heath) late last week brought to the 
attention of E. F. Albee tbat Charlie 
Church needed attention, Mr. Albee, 
through the National Vaudeville Artists. 
Immediately arranged that that should 
be given him. Mr. Church left New 
York Monday for Saranac, N. Y„ where 
permanent accommodations for his com- 
fort had been provided. 

Mr. Church, was at the St. Joseph's 
Hospital. New York, suffering from a 
lingering illness when Mr. Mclntyre 
heard of him. The last time Church 
appeared oh the. stage was with Jos. 
Hart's "Green Beetle" sketch in Vaude- 
ville. Church, who is about 55. in his. 
earlier days appeared with the Coro- 
cross Minstrels. 

The father ot Arthur Unger. (VA- 
RIETY) died in New York Nov. 25. . 

Federal investigation 


nony will be found on 


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C (All hollies opea for the week with Monday matinee, when not oUjerwIse India 

The bllti below axe grouped In divisions, according; to the bookin* offlOW tiny 
are supplied from. •'"'•'" 

•The manner In which these bllla axe printed does not denote) the relative Impor- 
tance of acta nor their program position*. 

• before same indicates act 1* now doing new turn, or reappearing after ah" 
lenoe from vaudeville, or appearing In city where listed for the first time. 


Palace Theatre Bnfldla*. Hew' York City. 
Keith's 8lrt 8*. 
Ramsdell ft Deyo 
Be -Jubilee 4 
Bert Baker Co 
Frank Gaby 
Duffy ft Sweeney 
Grace LaRue 

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■ Keith's Palace 
ftothwell Browns Co 
Blossom Seeley Co 
Vie Qatnn Co 
"Little Cottage" 
Williams A Wolfus 
Beatrice Herford 
McMahon Diamond O 
M&ngean Trio 

Keith's Allianabra 
•Alexander Carr Co 
Rath Rare ' 
Sheila A Terry 
e^OlrHe Club" . 
*0Ser Tour Head*" 
Bertram & Sixton 
•Geo Yeoman 
•Daval 4- Symonds 
•johnoy Ford Co 

Keith'* Colonial 
Kitty' Gordon 
•jack Wilson 
Juliet . _ 

Iroboff Conn ft Co 
Bennett ft Richards 
Wish' Wynne 
•Arnold ft Boyle 
Cora Y'Cereon 
Rat Hannah Tr. 

Keith's Riverside 
El CI eve 
Preaper ft Moret 
Wilton Sisters 
Ja* Thornton ' _ 
Flerenx Tempest Co 
MoOellan ft Carson 
Prank Hurst 
Rodney ft Bent Co 
•■Genu of Art" 
. , Keith's Royal 
t Blighty Girla ". • 
Jackey ft Billle 
Homer Miles (JO 

Mabel McCane Co 
Fallen ft Brown 1 

Bailer ft Cowan 
(Two to All) 

Keith'e H. O. H. 
Id halt (4-7) 
La Rose ft Lane 
Chaa F Seinon 
Convict 9T3 
(Others to till) ■-..'. 

1st half (8-10) 
Borden ft Otto 
. Bertram-stay Co 
(Others to All) 

-24 half (11-14) 
Eolco- Sisters Co 
Corcoran ft Mack 
Mme Cronin Co 
(Others to fill) 
Praetor's 125th St. 

• Id half (4-7) 
Robs ft Le Duo 
Ban Smith 
Friend ft Downing 
(Others to fill) • 

. 1st half (g-10) 
Mabel Burke Co 
Mike Whalen 
(Others to fill) 

Id half (11-14) 
Chaa F Semon 
Mabel Burke Co 
Bert Banlon 
(Others to fill) 

Praetor's 08th St. 
X ft B Ritchie 
Dobbs Clark ft D 
De Oasonne ft Baker 
Billy Sehoeh 
Chaa Howard Co 
Jarvis ft Harrison 
Cary ft Cary 
^ 2d half 
Austin ft Alien 
Frank Marckley 
Jans Court ho pa Co 
Nadet ft Follette 
Pllcer ft Dougtus 
Alexander & Mack ... 

Praetor's 0th Ave, . 
Id half (4-T) 
Clara Howard 

"Willie Zimmerman 
J R Johnson 
John Ford Co 
(Others to fill) 

1st half (8-19) 
Faber Bros 
Tom Nawn Co 
Bobby Randall 
Brendel ft Burt 
(One to fill) 

2d half ( 11-14) 
Brown & Spencer 
"Lost on. Moon" 
Howard ft Clark 
Ford a Cunningham 
(Others to fill) 
Procter's JM St. 
2d halt (4-T) 
Belle Sisters 
Willie Smith 
Geo Felix Co 
Dolce Sleters 
Goo A Moore 
FUcer ft Douglas 
(One to fill). ."•.; •, 

1st half. (3-10) 
dene Fowler . 
Corcoran & Mack 
(Others to fill) 

2<1 half (11-14) 
"Unearthly Romance" 
Prlncewt Olftu 
(Others to nil) 


Keith's Orpneam- 
Rushes Musical I 
James B Carson Co 
Fn Rock Co 
Prosper ft Moret 
(Others to nil) 

Keith'e Bushwitk 
Ara Sisters' - 
•JT R Johnson Co 
Bassell ft Parker 
"$».»« • Year" 
Chaa Irwin 
Creole Fashion Plate 
AnotolFrledland Co 

(One to- flit) 

Math's OreenrWseJ 
24 halt (4-7) 

Smith * Kaufman 

Marine Gehrue Co 

J C Mack Co 

(Others to fill) 
Keith's . - 
!d half (4-T) 

Mike Whalea 

Mary Marble Co 

Brehnan ft Rule 

Arnold & Boyle 

Ara 8ls 

1st half f»-iO)' . 
Plotro ft Fellows 
Ford ft Cunningham 
Howard * Clark 
Rert RatttoA «, - 
(Two to all) 

■ : 2d'-half (11-14) 
Anthnnr ;• . 
Tom Nawn Co 
Brendel ft Burt 
Chonc ft Moey 
(Others to fill) 


Eidora Co 
•BemtaK ft Rose 
Franklin 4 
Harvard Holt ft K 
(One to nil) . , , 

(Id haM . ■'. 
Kennedy ft Dinas 
Peterson Kennedy M 
'•"A tLOOO Note" . . 
Pase ft Gray 
(One to fill) 

'"• ALBANY. N. T. 
• Proctor's • •'' ' 
•(Troy sullt) 
.. 1st half 

El Key Sisters 

Ryan ft Ryan . .» 

Raymond Wiley Ce 

Ward & Van 

Wilson Aubrey S '■:•••. 


:'" Orohenm 

ft S «erhs . 
Fltk ft lord 

Jean for -hem 
rh as Howard Co 
S Beatties 

!d half 
O'Connor ft Dlxos 
L ft M Hart v 
Leon Varvara 
'Tlelr for Nlghr 

'' ALTOONA ' ' 

Orpn p uiu 
Raymond Rohd Ce 
Finlay A Hill 
Gabby Bros A Co 
(Two to fill) 

2d hair 
Blasett ft Scott >— 
Allen ft Walton 
Tel ay a 

f^Oh That Melody" 
(One to fill) 


(Birmingham split) 

1st half 

Friend ft Le Van 
Svengall Co 
Donovan ft Lee 

1 Regala 


Esther 3 
"4 of Us" 
Al Lester Co 
'Tld Bits" 

2d half 
Bernard ft Merritt 
Hanrer a Francis 
Holland ft Ray . 
Maxine Bros ft B ■ 



Wire ft. Walker 
Marconi ft Fitzglbbnns 
Fmmet ' De Voy Co 
Diamond ft Brennan 
Le'ona La Mar 
Kenny ft Corlne 
Nilta Jo 
Miller ft Mack 
Morgan ft Stewart 



(Atlanta split) 
1st half 
LamVe Manikins 
Wrean ft Cunningham 
Josephine Davis Co 
Blaymaa AU Ce 
(One to fill) 


Bert Wheeler Co 
Shirley ft Monroe 
Melody Monarchs 

Id half 
Helen MUler 
Jarddn - 
(One to flU) 


B. F. Keith's 


H ft G Ellsworth 
Linton ft Lawrence 
Al Raymond 
Morgan Dancers 
Swor BtM 
Clark ft Bergman 
Mehllnssr A Meyer 
Tuacano Bros 

Fampaon A Douglas 
Cahlll ft Rom sine 
R Larsen Troupe 
(One to fill) 


Basbet ■ oa Wheels 
Rome A Cox 
Wolfe ft Stewart 
(Two te fill) 

Id half 
Plerlot A Schofleld 
Armstrong A Fields 
Lambert! Co 
Morgan A Anger 
"Love Silence" 

B. F. Keith's 
(Sunday opening) 
Flying Mayos 
Dane Roth 

McMahon A Chappelle 
Moran A' Wiser 
Elisabeth Murray ' 
Dickinson A Deagsa 
Hermaa A Shirley 
Keith's Palace 
Tetsart Jap Troupe 

Acts Booked Direct 

Lyric Theatre. Newark. N. J. Phone; wriU, 

or wire B. O TCNISON. Putnam BuUeHng, 

1«*» Broadway New York Ctty 

Plitner BRYANT «7t-«:3 f < " 


Hanlon A Clifton j 
Emma Stevens 
Mullen ft Francis 
Krank ft La Salle 
Ed Jan Is Revue ' 
(Two to fill) . 

MeRae A La Fort 
Jack Case 
"Let's Get Married" 


Plerlert A Sohofteld 
Nippon Duo 
Lambertl Co 
Robins ft Partner 
(One to fill) 

2d half . 
White's Mules 
Ho mo A Cox 
"Wolfe St. Stewart 
The Lelghtons 
"Sweet Sweeties" 


• Ly c*rn m 
Nakal Jape 
Huyler A Bann 
Mildred Volmor'e 
Pat Thompson Co 
"Very Good Eddie" 


(Columbia split) 

1st nan 
Weadlok ft Ladne 
Ernst Duplllo 
Kenae A Wbi 

ORourlco A Adelphl 
1 Bobs 

Young A Wheeler 
Imperial Venetrlans 
Padrian's Baboons 
Keith's Hip 
Cummins A White 
Will Oakland 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Alleeu 8tanley Co 
Beth Beri Co 
V A B Stanton 
Howard ft Clark. . 
Phil Baker . 
Brian Family 



(Charleston split) 

1st half. 

Bert Howard 
Lida, McMillan Co - 
,1 Keltons 
A us WorxJc hoppers 
(One to fill) 

B. F. Keith's 
Countess Verona 
Boltidey A Millette 
' 'Wilson A' Larson I 
BAB Adair 
"Glee Club" - 
Fenrls ft Wallace 
Lola Girlie Co 
(One to fill) 


B. F. Keith's 

Clair ft Atwood 
Merritt ft Brldwell 
Beatrice Morgan Co 
Ashley A Dietrich 

Belle Baker 
Davis ft PeU 










and THE 8T. CLAIR8 

All With 


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(Roanoke split) 
1st half 
Harlequin I 
Wheeler ft Potter 
Howard ft Sadler 
Lew Wilson 
R Bouncer's Circus , 



(ICnoxville split) 
1st Half 
Dorothy Brenner 

tfl BRYANT84I 842 


Temple , 
.Tack Henley 
Fotlls Girls 
Sully ft Houghton 
Owen McOlveny 
Bobbe ft Nelson ■ 
J C Morton Co 
Margaret Young , 
Maria Lo ;.•'■' 

Able O. H. " 

.Tones & Oreenlen 
Nahcy Boyer Co 
Leon Varvara 

GAB Parks 
F!a* A Floyd 
Chaa H o ward CO 
• BestHes 
(Oh te mi) 


tA alga n et Wood 

Raynxond 1 

RoTland A Rap . . 

"The Bpldtr" 

2d half 
Cert Folsom 
Al Lester Co 
Shirley A Monroe . 
Melody Monarchs 


Ylska ft King 
Connell Leona ft Y 
Marino ft Maley 
Harry Oaks Co 
Jack Inglts 


Dupree ft Dupree . 
Frank Gordon 
Lillian Herleln 
"Kiss Me" 
Clark ft Verdi 
Vera 8ablna Co 

Jim ' ~ 

LAG Archer 
Ctaas Ahearn Ce 
Ed Ford 
Alaa Rogers 
(One to fill) 


Bissett A Scott 
Allen A Walton 
"Oh That Melody" 

Id half 
Reede A Francis 
Bernard A Scarth 
Nancy Boyer Co 
Luba Meroff. Co 



Bolger Bros 
Wm H Armstrong Co 
4 Higgle Girls 
Henry Gray 

24 half 
Gould ft Gold 
Swor A Westbrook 
Harry Bussef 
Aeroplane Girls 


B. F. Keith's 

Camilla's Birds 
O'Neii ft Kellar 
Bort Melrose 
Harriet Rempio Co 
Eddie Ross 
De Wolf Girls, 
Morris ft Campbell ., 
Van ft Belle. . 


''. \ \ '.Star ■ ; .'-' : -» v 
Helen MUler 
Hanvey ft Francis >- 
"Honeymoon Inn" 

2d halt . • • 
Bert- Wheeler Co 
Pasquale ft Golden 
"The Spider" 


(Savannah split) . 

. . 1st half... 

Hob son A Beatty 
Anderson A Burt 
Billy Elliott 
Happy. Harrison C» ., 

B. F. Keith's 
Id half (4 -71 ' 
BetUMtlenal Gerards 
Tom Nawn 
K of C s 
Corcoran A Mack 

(Two to aid 

1st half (8-10) 
Nolan A Nolan ■'' 

Beulah Paynter Ce 
Chaa F. Semes 
Choag ft Moey 
(Two to mo 

24 half (11-11) 
•Tied Bank" 
(Others to fill) 



(Pittsburgh split) 

Arthur Davids 
Althoff Sisters 
Cal Dean Co 
Haager ft Goodwla 
Lazier Worth Ce 


(Chattanooga split) 

1st half 
Walman ft Berry 
Ellis ft Irwin 
Creat Western 4 
Radjl Samboll Co 
(One to- nil) 


Gould ft Gold 
Swor A Westbrook 
Harry Bussey 
Merlan's Dogs 

2d halt 
Armstrong ft Downey 
Irtnls ft Ryan 
Henry Gray • 
"Soda Fountain" 


1st half (8-10) 
Hums & Koran 
Ceo Buck 

Orpheus Comedy 4 
Everest's Monks 

w B, F, Keitht 

Billy Rogers 
Hugh Herbert Ca 
. Francis Kennedy 
Mr a Mrs J Barry 
Spaaleh Bevae 
Waltsr C Kelly 
Ziohse ft Sterling 


(Nashville split) 
1st halt 
Musical Johnsons 
Ed Morton 
V ft C Avery 
Lord ft Fuller 
Pettet. Troupe V 


B. F. Keith's 
Lucy Bruch 
Holmes Holllston 

Crawford ft Brnderlck 
"High Seas" 
Fenton A Fields 
Juggling Nelsons 


1st halt (8-10) 
Caplaa A Wells 
DeLyte Girls 
Wilson A Wilson 
Wilbur A Tyke 


(New Orleans- split) 

1st halt 
Jerome A Newell 
4 Pals 

Demarest A Doll 
Rae B Ball Co 
"Around the Map" 


Laurel Lee 
Olga's Lvoparss 


(Nawport Mews Split) 
1st hail 

Mlna Payne Ce,:. 
Geo MoFariano ... . 
Werner Amoros Co 


»bs A Alton 

A l Jerome 
Bmbs A AL „ 
Tracy A McBride 
BAB Adams 

• Aces 

B, F. Ketth'e 
Page Hack ft M 

Sheldon A Dalley 
Jaxzland Naval « 
Allman A Nally 
JAS Leonard 
CAaa King Co 
Vfaieclta's Leopards 
- (One to fill) 

Gordon ft Day 
Vardon ft Perry 
Harry Antrim 
4 Bards 

was Veen 

Aeroplane Girts 
Swart* A Clifford 
(Two to fill) 

24 half 
De Light Oirts 
"His Taking Way" 
(Two to am 



J A K De Maco 
Gallerinl Sisters 
Jack Lavler 
Magic Gtassew 
Kane A Herman 
"Reckless Eve" 
Sidney Phillip* 
Olympla Deayal 

(Pensocalo split) 
1st hatr-. - 
McNeil A Shadow 
Frank Mullane 
Lewis A Norton 
Wilson Bros 
Delsno A Pike 


Ann Gray i . • • 
Bowers Walters Co 
C Sebastian Co 
J C Nugent ■■ 
Leo Kohl mar Co 
Ryan A Healy 
(Two to nu> 


2d half (4-T) 
GAB Parks 
Vie Quinn Co 
Margaret Young 
Swift ft Kelly 
(Others to fill) . 


(Louisville split) 
:...• -1st half , 
I Gems ' 
Lasat ft Dale 
Wilklea ft ;Wilkins. 
Tip Top <r 
Black A White 


2d half (4-T) 
Marco Twins .. 
Frank Marckley 
Alleen Stanley 
Ames A Wlnthrop 
(Others to (111) . 

' 1st half (8-10) 
Reynolds A White 
College I • 
Daltoa A Craig 
. Ben Smith , 
(Others to flit) 

. 2d halt (11-13) 
Lady Sen Mel 

(Others to fill) 


(Mobile spilt) 
1st half i 
Musical Geralds 
Herbert Brooks 
"Lore Bugs" 
Kelly A Pollock 
Qoldea Troupe 


v A- 


(Petersburg split) 
1st halt 
Valentine A Bell 
Copes A Hutton 
Doo O'Nell 
Sterling Rose I 


(Richmond split) 
1st halt 
Tltlyou A Rogers 
Francis A Hume 
The Lelghtona 
Welds t 
(One to fill) 


La Rue A Dupree 
Kennedy & Burt 
Diane ft Rubihl 
Santos A Hayes 
(One to (III) 


(Montgomery split) 
1st half 
Prevoat ft Goulet 
Tom Mahoncy 
Whipple Houston Co 

(Jacksonville split) 
m 1st ;halt„ ,. , 
The Bright ons i J 
Jennings ft Mack 
Billy Olesson 
HersohofTs Gypsies 
(One to fltl) - •;• 


Proetor"* . j-- 
Emma Francis Co 
Shea A Carroll 
Clark Sisters 
Wallace Calvin . ' 
Lorry Bellly Co 

Id half 
Wallin ft La Favor . 
Dal ton ft Craig 
O>o Roesner y 3 

"Tld Bits" 
(One to fill) 

Oert Folsom 
Pasquale A Golden 

"Some Baby" Tv 


(Two to nn> 

Id half ■■-■■* 
Laulgan A Wood ; 
"Honeymoon ion" . 
Raymond t - ;' 

(Three to flll> • ?v 


Maxine Bros ft B 
Bernard A Merritt 
Co lord's Dancers-' 
Oeo Resetter 
Marks Bros Oe 
24 half 
Larry Redly Ce 

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Telephones FRANKLIN SOS-404 .| 


1424 Otis Bulldin 

PraetlM te all States and C 


Napier A Yvonne 
GAR Perry 
Larue ft Mason 
J ft .E Connors 
4 Woodrow Girls 
Cats Kilph Co 
Jack George 
Jack Martin I . 

Sheridan Square . 

(Johnstown Split) 
. .. 1st halt . .... 
Chan Henrrs Pets 
J ft O OTiteara V. " 
Hall A Brown 
Carson 2 
The Paynes 


B. f. KeHA's ..:-'■. 
Btcknoll < - 

M'Dermott A Heagaey 
Henry B Toomer Co 
Briscoe A Ra.uh - 
Gruber's Arrlmals 
Eddie Borden - ' r 


E. F. Alhee 
Herbert's Dogs 
Du For Boys 
The Berreas 
"Flirtation" > 
Yates ft Reed 
Jean Adair Co 
Whiting ft Burt - 
May Wirth Co . 


■'-' MaJesrle 
Roode ft Francis 
Juno Mills 
Luba Meroff Co 
Bernard A 8 earth 
Reslste . 

' jE ,2d halt ..• 
• Demons 
Jean 'Southern 
Cass Wilson 
(Two to flil) 

Shea ft Carroll j ,! . 
4 Marks Bros Ce "J K - 
(One to fill) 


. R. F. Keith's ft ft : 
Balllot Trio £M$ 

Rome A Cuttea .iisKge 
Conrad A Conrad i g: 
Klngsley Benedict de 
Ballon A Parker fft 
Joe . Towel * l Wj 

•Ches Edward* » .j.'i 

'* ■■■"'- 'TORONTO fM 

.-*j Shea's SM 
Ferry ! M 

Masters A Kraft i ^, 
v?e) ling ton's Surprlee 
RIMa Morris . » *£& 
Bert Barle Co v;>.' 
Longford A Fredericks. 
Walter Brewer • 7^ 
Curson Sisters ■ ,'- ]'■ 
Sato's Hit.. t-.g3 
Hartys A Florenqst'' 
Babcook ft Dorllds. 
Al H White Co 7*. - 
"Street Urohln" fe»S 
Howard A Craddocli' 

'- TRENTON. ■"; 
Taylor O. H. f- '*?■ 
Armstrong A Dowbey ' 
"Soda Fountald" r]' 
(Two to fill) i •., -A '■:■.[' ■■:■:•■ 
2d halt ;! »•':; 
Dixon ft Hack ' :' ;-* 
Alloc Manning . ' - 
Swarts A Clifford;. 1;:;- 
"Playmates" v : •'.;';' 

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. Praetor's i; !'' ! 
(Albany split) 

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. Rlnaldo Bros ~' '■■■ 
Viola Lewis Co '■;'-. .' 
Kennedy A Rooney : 
Jessie Hay ward Ce ; 



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_ 1st half 
The Rrannons 
Duncan A Csasler 
MoRse A Ciegg 
(Two to All) 


<cta H5 pm, . 

Foster A Dos; 
"Here and There" 
victory 4 
(Two to fill) 


M A J Dunedln 
Lewis ft White 
Oliver ft Olp 
Joe Conk 
Hamilton ft Barnes 

Kellam ft O'Cloire 
T A K O'Meara Ce 


Kennedy a Dines 

Alice Manning '"*' 
"A 11,009 Note" f < 
(One to DID . ' 

Id half \ 
BMora Co ■';,'? 

Doming A Ross '- I* 
Franklin 4 
(One to Oil) 

utica, n. r. 

Wallen A La Faver 
Margaret Padula 
(Others to fill) 

24 half "\ 
Bather f 
Wallace Gabin 
M ft A Clark 

Collni's Dancers 


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Wil-lu WU-to wa»a «of-ker. padjlllag'lils ea km, He bad • ale* ooe. 
Wi).iio»8it-«d, tee-t U -ted, be woo Id wt make haste, Qua ana would go to 


And late and earl j witbBoniegJrl-ie, Upthe rt*-er , be, would pad-die, way a-roood the 
. tad thMihadaaaacasaer- aod heatweher; Snednay"P«ar.le, don't eltv near ma to ttdaaaaU ea. 

bead, Aid la eon aha • 1 j epot tb« trip *oold *nd, 
to«i Ton taa-aqt fold ■ la m» and pad -flje. IflfiS 

"Weh float bark with the 
Belt u-»ier,"l wont 

tide" la seed to eay, 
let ton ta • tar • fata 

iglrl-lM . tat -ar Imp the tfaetw»dtwl$»a day. 
for I^ean ttiwtte nil) dla 

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He'd »1 -ways wait a little utile for til tide to in; And be'd beat MM g!rl-le vait-tbg 
Had »Iw*y» wait •* atbll* f orth* til* to tin, A*} be'd heepeoSM glrl-le waJt-Jng 

too, ' 

And ey-'ry B»tb-era,daogb-ter wu cn-tf forth* wat-er. Once titty toot • lit* tie 
A .kl«s--i>0 • » fl • t« • tor, be was. » wil-liD(t waiter? But to one eonldgt realm 

trip Id his ea bos, 
tips to hie ca - loo, 

Wben be bad a eb'aiKe to tag, would nsr-er bug the snore, That 
.Wn«o be bad i chance jo bag, would oet-er bog the ahoie, Tbat 

va* -ft lea-son tb-y all bad to laarni 
waa, *_■ lea- son . they «11 bad to Itua* 

And If be toob a girl oat 8nD-4ay,8be'd b* 
And *»'rj silk nana prat.ty dan afct-ar, Beat bar 

right baehtfcera on Boa-day, Walt- lag for the tide to tarn 
father to the wat- «r, BnUt-lag for the tide to tarn. 

Be'd al-wsye tars. 

He'daJ-waya . torn. 


A— Willi. Walker is a corker paddling hie 

B— I've heard of Willie, too, 
I A— He'a alwaya wooing when canoeing, 
• B— -He spends his time on *h* river, but 

thatf* all he'll spend, <• 
. A—And 1n some shady spot the trip will 

. B— Ho alwaya comae back with tho tide 

A-But just rtmem!*sr that the tide turna 
twice a day. • 


A— Ho always Waite a little while for tho 

tide to turn, . 
i B — And he keep* tome girlie waiting, too, 
i A— A kiieing agitator he ie a willing 
waiter, .....'. 

B— But no one can give Mm tip* In hit 
i A—You won't need a watch or eompaae, 
teke a calendar along. 
B— That ie one apart I'd never care to 

learn, — *.' :• 
A— And ha will teach you more of wooing, 
' B— Then he will about canoeing, 
I Both— Waiting for the tide to turn. • 

' DOUBLE VERSION— 8by & Girl 

B — Have you ever eeen me In my little red 

■ canoe? 
G— I've heard a lot of you. 
B — It ie a dandy and it'a handy, 
G — I'm eo nervous when canoeing, and I'll 
worn you now, 
i B — But I will never rock the beat I vow, 

G— Why do you keep the girl a away so 
i long? ■ '..•:''' ,-' : ) '■."■■ ' ' ■'■..•. 

, B— I have to anchor when the tide ie vtfy 

■ ' Chorus/ 

B— I alwaya wait a little while for the tida 
to turn. 

— And you- keep tome girlie waiting, too, 
low you'll like the vi 

mother's daughter, 

B— I know you'll like the water like av'ry 

0— Do you have, to pay • tax on your 

B— When I get a cherfee to hug, of ccuree 

I'll never hug the ahore, . 
G— That la one sport I wouldn't cere to 

B — And I will teach you more of wooing, 
G— Than you will about canoeing, 
Both— Waiting for the tide to turn; 
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Extra Catch Lines 

A— Once my old daddy aaid I did right 
B— He standa on the bridge at midnight, 

A— They eay each boy ha* cold hie flivver, 
B— Now I see them Ford the river, 

A— The glrllet have gained tote of knowl- 
edge, j/ •.': i ■■: • , ■ ■ %»,-.j,-.-» • 
B— I hear they have closed the college, " 

A— I have met all th* email town peaches, 
B— Now they eay you comb tr,*- beaches, 

A— One day a Joy Line steamer atranded, 
B— On* girl at a time you landed, 

A— And many old maid** heart* would 

B— Up around the (local) river. 

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' Th* verbatim testimony in the proceedinoa of the 
Federal Trade Com minion in the matter of the vaude- 
ville investigation. 

The bearing; was resumed, pursuant to notice, before 

Appearances as heretofore noted. 

20 West 38th Street, New York City. 
The report below is of the proceeding* 


ON THE STAND— (Contd.) 

Q. That i« tree, generally, that yon think the welt-known ■ 
aetata are better able to book their acts direct than aft actor 
who la not so wall known? 
A 1 believe they are. 

Q. Ton have about thirty of these agenta who make repre- 
Sentatton or repreaant acta at your booking agency? 
A. I should aay. roagbly speaking, about thirty. 
(J. Bow do yoa limit the number to thirty, or do you limit the 
number to thirty ? 
tt No. there ia no limit 
Q. There la so limit to roar booking agency? 
A. No. When I any thirty, there may be forty or thirty- five. 
Q. Do tba agenta who present acta to the Keith vaudeville ex- 
change present their acta to you at the same timet. '.' 
A. lea, air. 

«*. "What ones do you know, can yoa give the names of some 
.at them T 

A. Rose & Curtii. Loo Boulder, Morris A- Fiet, William Mor- 
tis Office William Brady. Louis Bptebnan, Max Hart— 
Q. What ant does Max H*rt book with you T ■ . 
:A. The last act Mai Hart booked was a sister act by the 
of Sinclair and Casper. . 
Did you book these acts? . 
A Tea.. 

Q. Is Mr. Bentham with you? . . 

A Not Mr. Bentham himself. There la a man In his offlce . 
by the name of Charley Allen that ones in. a while books sa 
set with me, but very little. I have never spoken with air. 

Ben! ham. ,. ■ ..,-- 

i &m Barry Weber book with you? . 

■A No.. . . ..,••-..• -.- • •.. 

Q. Mr. Casey? 

A William Morris, yea ■ I have never spoken to Mr. Casey 
about it, but I have spoken. to William Morris. .. 
By Mr. Goodman: 

Q. William Morris and Pat Casey ware associated, were 
may act? 
A Tee. 
By Mr. Walah: 

Q. Do yea recall whan first the clause was Inserted In the 
contract In which the actor guaranteed he waa a member of 
the N. V. A sad not a member of tba Whits Bats? 
• A i« I might say during the tans of the strike, ■■' 
A As a matter of feet was It not inserted before the strike 
was Initiated? 
A. I could not answer that intelligently. 
Q. You do not recall at this time? :••_•'■ 
-A: I do not 

<i I do not think It IS very material so far as that Is con- 
cerned. I wonder If you «ouM and out for me jest when that 
was Initiated? - " ' ♦.' 

X If there is any way of finding these old contract*. It they 
have no' been destroyed, or It any of the theatres have not 
destroyed them, you could find out that way. That Is the only 
way. ■' ..- 

Mr. Walah: There was Introduced In evidence a copy of the 
contract between Lea Beggs sad 1 the Amalgamated Vaudeville 
Agency, I do not recall the number of the exhibit but I would 
Uke to have this gentleman produce their office file of the con- 

; Mr. Goodman: What year was that Contract do you know? 
Mr. Mountford: In 1818. 
By Mr. Goodman: 
-Cj, Save you your 1918 contracts, duplicates? 
A 1 doubt It very much. I can look It up sad make sure— 
Q. See If you can find a contract between your offlce, or some 
manager In your office, and Lee Beggs, In 1018, and if you find 
It let me know at the office tonight or the first thing In the 
A All right 

Mr. Keller: What la the object of going Into this clause that 
has been occasionally Inserted or contained In these contracts? 
I weald like on the part of the respondents to know the object 
of going Into It? If counsel can show that anybody was prej- 
udiced by that being in the contract that Is another question. 
Now. is there any pretense that anybody was ever prejudiced 
by renaori of that clause being in there? 
Mr. Walsh: Oh, well, that la what the case Is about 
Mr. Keltey: There has been so evidence on the part of the 
commission that anybody was prejudiced by It 
By Mr. Walsh: 
Q. How long did you— 

Mr. Kolle; • I do not know that the question was answered. 
Mr. Walsh: I am not under cross-examination by Mr. Kelley. 
Mr. Kelley: No, but we would like to know the issues. 
Mr. Walsh: The issue has been Joined by the pleadings and I 
have not time to atop and educate Mr. Kelley as to Just wbat the 
Issues are. 

Mr. Kelley: The commission has time to go through this Idle 
ceremony without any ' ahdwn— — 
Examiner Moors: .Ton are not asking It of me? 
Mr. Kelley: No; we would like to know what we have to 

tasted from (he contracts Issued by your organisation or that 
you issued ,for your circuit In which the artist warranted or 
guaranteed that he waa a member of the M. V. A and net A 
membe" of the White Beta, Whan was that taken out? 

A I can give yon proof It waa taken oat a year, age last 
Aeptemter. I have a couple of copies la my pocket which will 
show that the olause was struck cut 

A No. I os 

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Examiner Moore: Well, I do not know. 
Mr. Kelley: It there Is any claim that anybody was preju- 
diced by It that la another question. 
Examiner Moore: That will be determined afterwards, will It 

'not? .. . t 

Mr. Kelley: So far It looks to mo to be entirety Irrelevant 

and Immaterial. 
By Mr. Walsh: 
Q. I wish you would tell me now when the clause was ella- 


Wad thereupon called as a witness, aad. aavtag weta Srit i 
testified as follows: 

Q. A year age but September ? ■ • 

A Tea, September. 181A "^W! .' 

By Mr. Goodman: . >>*•** ...■* 

Q. Ton say you 'bare them ta your pocket . 

A Tea 

Q. <Let uj see them? 

(Witness produces papers.) £».* 

A. Down at the bottom they are crossed out 

By Mr. Walsh: 

Q. That would be In September, KIT,. would It not? 

A. No, September, IBIS, a year ago- last September. Now 
they may have' been canceled before that but I am aura eg 
that date. 

Q. Tou aay that you— Mr. Goodman asked you why you did 
net take them out before, aad yea said you were waiting far 
instructions: is that true? \ 

A Tea.. . 

Q. What Instructions? 

A I received Instructions from Mr .Moss at that date or prior. 
to that date to cancel the clause we are speaking about now la 
the contract*, but I cannot remember that data; I know It 
wsa that date or before, because that ia my proof of It Now 
It may have bean In July, it may have been In August 

Q. That you received instruction* from Mr. Moss to strike that 

A. Tea To strike that out ' ' 

Q. Did 7<n base a nether form of contract In which that 
clause was printed hi the body of the contract? 

A -Is not that a printed clause tat there? 

Q. Yes. It Is printed, bat I mean IA the body of the con- 
tract previous or before the name vrua signed? -. 

A No, I do not think It waa. I think at the time of the ' 
strike there was a stamp used temporarily until this cli use was 
put In the new contracts, bat I do not think it waa ever before 
the signature, 


By Mr. Goodman: .- . 

Q. Does your booking office book so-called small time or big 
time? •. i .'■■. ■ • - .. . --... .' f- •, 

A Small time. '"•_.';.•■• 'jr. 

Q.' Then when In answer to a question by Mr. Walah yoa 
aaJd to effect that the actors who booked direct were- well 
known yoa- did not mean, they were acta that were well known 
to the public did yoa? - They are not beadllnersf 

A. No. you are speaking of the small time show, or big 
time show; yon can have a small show. with a big time act 
in it That dees not nee esesrfly ■ make It a big time, show. 
Is that what you mean? '., ■ »>""« '< ,'•/■ - 

Q. That 1* true, but that la not what I have in mind. 
Mr. Walah asked you if the acts booked direct with the Amalga- 
mated agency were well known acta as distinguished from 
those that booked through personal representatives. 

"A I should not say they aU are. I might say some of 
them.. that would be a better answer. 
Q. Tou mean they are well known in email time? . 
A. Yes, and once in a while a bis time est would come la 
and you would book them the aame aa you would the small 
time act."! can gtvs you an example of an .act -playing big 
time now owned by Max Hart That Is Regal and Mooes.' ? 
Q. Did they ever play email time? 

A Tes, they played our houses about I should say, about . 
ten months ago and now last week they have played at the 
Royal Theatre. ■'• '•* • 

.ft. Is that part of the Keith Circuit? :*»:>r.i 

A Tea. 

Q. Is it a fact that acts have played on the Keith" Circuit 
first and then booked en the small time? 

A Tea. Mile is playing the Hamilton Theatre today and 
he baa played in every big house in New York city ever 
and over. 
Q. And the Hamilton ta a Moss bouse? 
A Tea 

By Mr. Walsh: - 

Q. The personal representatives who do business through 
you collect their money direct from the actors; and your 
theatres do not collect it? .''"''■ '•'""- ' 

A No, we do sot collect 

Q. Bow do these personal representatives get- their com* 
missions? : . , 

A. They must get them from the sctor. Tou mean, probably,, 
money order or cash? I de not know what arrangements 
they have between themselves 

Q. I waa wondering If you know Just what the system ts aa 
to the collection of the commissions for. the agents Who book 
through your agency? 

A. Well, wo know they take five per cent or we think they 
take five per cent 

q. But do you know in a general way how they get that fire 
per cent? Does the actor send it in? ,' ' » 

A. The actor sends tt ia to the sgent 
Q. Weekly? 
A. Generally weekly. 

Q. Tou do not have anything to do with the finances of your 
booking agency? 
A. None whatsoever. 

Q. You do not know whether the Moss agency contributes 
to the support of the N. P. A or not do you? 
A I do not I would be glad to answer If | did. 
By Mr. Goodman: 

Q. Since you have testified that about 90 per. cent of the 
acts that book through your agency book through the inter- 
vention of a personal agent or representative and you have also 
testified that there la not any collection agency that collects the 
aums due the agents from the actors, you would not say that 
that large percentage of acts retain agenta because of an* 
collection agency, would yoa? -,-, 

A No, air.' ' ' ' / . ' - ' "£■■ 

Q. Or because of anything other than their own desires to 
have a personal representative? ■' \ 

A. That Is alt jt think It makes It easier for the actors. 
By Mr. Walsh: ' ■" I'l'i.'iJ- 

Q. Do yon provide an office tor the agencies at youc booking 
office for the agenta to come and see 'you? 
A Oh, yes; they come right Into the booking rooms. 
Q. No one. in connection with your organisation gets part of 
the agent's fees la say way whatsoever? j „.- .. ' 

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By Mr. Ooodmani 

ft. Where do yoa live, Mr. Rook? 

A One hundred and seventy-six Wast TM s t r ee t, 

Q. Bow long have you been la the show business of 
Mr. Rock? 

A About 28 years. 

Q. Are you at present In vaudeville? 

A Not at present, no. 

a When did yen nave a vaudeville engagement last? 

A Last March/ 

4 What waa the beginning of your theatrical career, where 
did you play or what did yon do? ' 

A Well, It Is back-that Is In ancient htstory-teat was back 
In Chicago. Milwaukee, Cole A Middle ton's Museum in Chicago, 
a lot of beer halls, and most everything where they had a 

Q. What did yon do In those days? What was your specialty f 

A Moat anything. I tried to aing and tried to dance and tried 
to be funny. 

By Mr. Walsh: 

O, What luck did you have? 

A . Not much. _ ; ; -; 

By Mr. C/oodman: 

Q. What salary were you getting then for yoor services? 

A About *llsrn« a week. * 

Q. And did they bave.a certain .number of shows a day? A • 
certain number of performances each day at these places? . \ . . 

A Tou Just kept coming on whenever there was anybody la 
the house. x *r 

Q. How often could you go on a day? . . 

A Oh, five to twenty or tUrty times a day. . 

<Q. , Have ' you played any legitimate productions aa dUtln- - 
guisbed from vaudeville? ';.'-". 

A. Tea. 

Q. Principally to what productions? 

A De yett mean outside of vaudeville? 

O, Outside of vaudeville, yea ' . ' 

A I Played with "The FoUtes," I played with the "Orchid." 
•Tenderfoot." 'Top of the World," "Mayor of Tokto,* •tar' 
bidden Land." "Alone ta London/ "The Worm Against Hex.* 
"Wicked London," "Police Patrol" "Midnight Alarm"— 

Q. Well, t think that (a enough. 

A "Hltchy Koo." -..,■■ <•:-.-. 

<J. In Borne or all of these you either were starred. or fea- 
tured, werei you not? J '„ '.'.' 
A Tea; not starred, featured. 

Q. When would you aay your vaudeville career began'?! ' \ 
- A I should say about fourteen years ago; that Is, you m»an 
by that real vaudeville? .. " 

Q. Tee. " ' .' , 

A. Not back to the days when I played those awful things?. — 
Q. Tea Well, to those days that you played those awful 
things. Including beer halls and so forth, and Cole & Middle- 
ton's, they were known then as variety, were they not or vaude- 
ville houses? .J 
A Known aa honky tonka' ' ' ' ' 

Q. But the owners of these places dignified them with the title 
Of variety shows, did they not? 
A. Tes, I guess so. 

Q. When you' graduated from the honky tonka and got Into: '. 
real vaudeville, where did you play? ." "■*., 

A The first real vaudeville, big vaudeville theatre I played 
waa the 'Olympic to Chicago. ' '" 
Q. Two a day? 
A Two a day, yea -'•••■' " 
Q. How many years ago? 

A About thirteen or fourteen years ago, I don't remember 
exactly. _' 

Q. What salary did yon get then? 

A Well, I was working under a aalary with an act that 
went into vaudeville at that time, and I got 1100 a week, 
Q. In other words, you were In a vaudeville act? '- "A 

A Tea.- " '■■ J : r*f. ' 

0, And yoa were paid by the owner of the act? 
A. By the owner of the act, yes. 

Q. When did you first go out In your own vaudeville act or 
production? '-' •.••.-.; 

A About twelve rears ago, with Rock * Pulton. ": 
Q. And you played the big time theatres- 'with that act? 
• A, Tea* ■ ' • 
Q. . Tou never played small time or three a day houses with It? 
A Tes. ■.•■•■'• » ' " • . 

Q. Tell as what salary you got on the big time at the com- 
mence men t of the Rock et Fulton career and then trace it right 
up to the end. 

A Well, I started with $230 a week In Newark, and then St 
went from there to $900 and $900, $1,000, $1,500, $1,750, 

Q. Did you play the aame act to the small time houses, or a ! ' 

different act? ?. < 

A- Well. I played, the same act but out it down because X 
could not stand the work. 

Q. And It was after yon ha/ played the act for a considerable 
period to big time, I presume, that yoa played the small timet 
r.A. Tes, I never believed to loafing. 

Q. And do you mind telling us what you got to the small 
time theatre?- 

A Well, that is bard to state, because I always figured that 
there were certain towns that could never pay us. our salary, 
and I would never get there, "I figured adding onto what It 
cost me tJ live and what I would lose, so I would always play 
for the best I could do. 

Q. After the Rock & Fulton tour in vaudeville did you go into 
a production? •.••.•■ 

A I went. tothe Coast, California, yea. 
. Q In a production Or in vaudeville? 
A In a production. 

Q. Then did you go back into vaudeville?'- " 
A. Tes, with Frances White. '•- ' * '. 

Q.. What aalary did you get when you returned to vaudeville? 
A. Five hundred: dollars." •'••'' : ' : . ."* — 

Q. And wilt. you trace the history of your career (n vaude- 
ville with Frances White by way of salary and time played ? 

A. I wired Martin ■ Bock front 'San Francisco, and be had 
never, seen or., heard of' this girl, end 1 he gnve me seventeen 
weeks at $300. and I cams to the Palace Theatre'.- 
Q. In New York City? 

A. In New Yo.rk.rity. And. they. wanted to know my salary, 
and I told, them what I wanted,' Of course, thev bad never 

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•ms t**la ftrl and therefor* they hemmed and hawed above K. 
•■4 I ilmpiy £»id, 'Then I will play It for my expenses, be- 
MM my aiirr la ao »m; I would rauier play It for my 
expenses or tor aalary. 1 win net em It. - the first week I 
aid ylay and the second «r«ak I waa given my salary. . 

Q. What waa your salary* 

A. BLx hundred dollars, I aaked at that time. • 

Q. Then what happened after that? 

A. Then I played three weeks, 1 think, at the Palace, and 
went to Baltimore end splayed a week, and then went Into 
•The Follies." ^ . >' 

Q. And hove yea been In 'The Folllea" atoce? 

a. no- '..'•: 

Q. Did you go back Into vaudeville again? 

A. Wsnf-back Into vaudeville. 

Q What ealary did you get when you went back Into vaude- 

A. $800 to begin with. 

Q. Still with Francee ■White. 

A. Tea. Then later during the year, after I had played the 
return houses, I got 11,000. I think that U the aalary, the 
beat that I can state It; but I waa playing the root at the 
•erne time. " "'-_"' 

Q. That la, you were playing in vaudeville and playing Zleg- 
feld's Follies? 

A, The Zlegfeld roof. 

Q. Drawing a aalary from two places at the same time? 

•*• Tea. 

Q. Wae your partner working with you on the roof t . 

A. Tee. 

Q. If, there la any objection to your stating these salaries, 
tost tell me and I will sot press you for it, but we are here 
trying to get information as to the conditions In vaudeville. ' 

A. No objections to It.' The contracts call for It, that Is all. 

Q. Will you tell us what -you were getting oa the roof, too 
and Wise. White? ';',.. 

A. We got |400 on tho roof, I think, for about six or eight 
weeks, and then we got $600. That waa one show a Blgkt, 
and then we got the other In vaudeville. 

Q. The roof ahbw that you apeak of la not a vaudeville show. 
It la a aort of musical comedy, is it not? . 

A. No— well, it is between; It. to a vaudeville show With girls 
and musical comedy; there are- no eketchea or anything like 

CJ. But It la not part of the Keith's or any vaudeville circuit? 

A*- No; • , : • ■ 

<J. And It waa not booked in the United Booking Offices or 
any vaudeville booking office? 

A. No. . . , ..;•.'■ 

0. Ton, went out and got that either yourself or through 
acme agent? 

A. **«*• ."""'..'? '.',. * -- 

Q. • After that did you continue in vaudeville? 

A I played 87 weeks in vaudeville with them. 

Q. On the Keith's Circuit. 

A. Ip New York. 

Q In New York?- ,..'." 

A. In New York. . . 

Q. The Keith Circuit? 

A. The Keith Circuit, yea, air. 

Q. Continuing to get the same salary or more? 

A. Getting more at the flnlih. 

Q. Did you at any time in vaudeville employ a , persona) 
■gent or representative to represent you? 

A. I always. bad to have one. 

Q. Has Mr. ' Albee or anyone connected with the United 
Booking Offices ever suggested to you the name of an agent 
er that you should have an agent? 

A. No. • 

Q. When you bad an agent you paid him bow much? 

A Five per cent 

Q. And you paid the United Booking Offices at the same ' 
time five "per cent? 

A. Five' per cent. 

Q. Were the conditions satisfactory to you? 

A. Tee.' » 

Q. Can you describe the conditions that were In vogue In 
the earlier days with regard to how an artist had to find his 
engagements and procure hia engagements with the method in 
vogue today? 

A.. Well, some of them were In a way that we would meet 
a play on a bill with some' one, and during the conversation 
we were learning, a fellow would pull a book out and toll you 
about somebody In Sandusky and. what the name wae, and we 
would each sit down and write him, and 4ben you would have 
that booked, and somebody else, and to that way you accumu- 
lated a little circuit of your own. That is the way I got It 

Q. In other words, there was no centralisation of. booking and 
no one place where you could go and get a route? 

A. No, not when I first started. . 

Q. Tou understand, of course, the method now, so far as big 
time vaudeville Is concerned, you book through the United 
Booking Office for a route, or rather a circuit of theatres? 

A. Tea. V _ . 

Q. Or you engage yourself with the Orpbeum Circuit, which 
has a circuit or is a circuit in Itself? ,-«■■' 

A. Tea.. ....:, 

Q. By comparison with the olden metbods those methods of 
booking are to the advantage of the actor, are they not? 

A, I think so. yes. 

Q. What I mean to conv ;y is that the present method of 
booking la ^advantageous to the actor as compared with the 
eld method? 

; A. .J think so. It saves me a lot of trouble. 

Q. Well, in the olden. days was it possible to go out and 
hook twenty or thirty weeks a season? 

A. No, It was not with me. 

Q. Was it possible to go to one office and procure as many 
as twenty or thirty weeks, or did you have, to go through 
this method you have described of writing to Sandusky or to 
a manager some place else? 

A. In after years, In the progress, it became— Percy Williams 
had so many houses, and of course, it came along, and Keith 
had so many and Cole A Castle had so many, and you would 
SL^f. they Ca " tha Ke,th Circuit-that waa bofore-and 
inen Williams came in and Hammersteln was Independent, thar 
waa afterwards. . 

Q. That was In the last ten or fifteen yoare? 

A. Tes We could book four we-ha, I think it was. witb 
Williams, and one week with Hammersteln's. and I forgot how 
many weeks with Keith. 

Qi DJd you have occasion last yenr to ask for a certain 
salary from the managers booking in the United Booking 
Offices, which was refused, and did yju then play the Rlvlvra 

Theatre at I7U> street and Broadway for some thus? 
A No, I played it far myself, 
a Ax Che Rr-lera Theatre? 

A. Yak T ' 

Q. That waa not booked by tht United Booking Office at that 

A. No. , 

Q. Have you played tha Riviera Theatre-after yen played the 
Riviera Theatre, did tha United Booking- Offices book you? 

A. Tea. '•..• 

Q. At the salary that yon wanted, ar any rats yen compro- 

A Tea, 1 compromised, before I sailed for Europe. 

Q. In your act you have quits a production, have yen not, 
scenery and stage effects? ^* 

A No, 'I have not I did have at one thna I discarded 
them, they were too much trouble, '_.'•* 

Q. Wlu»i Items enter into the consideration of aalary, when 
you demand a salary? How do you fix It? How do you arrive 
at It? Do you take Into consideration any eertain fixed charges 
as well as your own profit? ' ■ , 

A No, I try to figure my commercial value. I try to get 
all I can. 

Q. Naturally. . • '• j - ' ■'."' ~ r ~* 

A. And I ask as high aa I dare and finish by taking what I 
can get.-' -■■-.:■■■ t '■ - 

Q. But there la an irreducible ' minimum, hi there not, of 
certain expenaes which you -are put to in the way of railroad 
fares and royalties. If yon bays any. to pay, ar costumes, and 
you must get at least that, must you not? 

A. Well, I figure my basts, or try to figure M,~.on a per- 
centage of tha yearly Income and not a weekly income. I 
figure I want to make so much a year or try to figure It out, 
and expenaes, and all that ' " 

Q. And what expenses do you -figure you have to get back? 
is what I am getting at What do you consider your overhead 
charges that you must. get back? 

A. My overhead charges, tha biggest overhead charges I have, 
are buying materials, keeping up to the timea all the time. I 
do not write It, so I have always to keep on the lookout, baying 
for an Investment sometimes which I never age. 

Q Do yen consider the commission which yew pay your agent 
or the booking office part of your overhead that you have to 
get back? 

A. I never figure that commission when I figure my salary; 
I figure right down below It ._ 

Q. I do not quite grasp It figuring below it 

A For Instance, If I waa getting $1,000 a weak, I would not 
say I em, going to get $1,500 a week. I weald figure that 
quick, and knowing what the commission waa, would- ask, 
figuring I waa going to get $1,80* or $1,400. 
■-— *j Ten would fi gur e- ■ 

a . To get what I -wanted and put it on to the commission . 

Q. Are you a member of the N. V. A.? 

a. I am net ■■■"',•' 

Q. Were yon ever a member of tha N. T. A ? 

A. I was. ' .. 

Q. Were you ever a White Bat? 

A. I waa V. '.-:/'• 

Q. When did you get out of that organisation? 

A. I have been out of the Whits Rata far about twelve yeara, 
" 1~ guess, ten or eleven, something like that, and the N. T. A 'a 
three year&pitwo years. 

Q. Have you ever visited the- United Booking; Office s? 
. A Tea. ' - ---.'...- 

Q. Eves bad any difficulty In gettlag in to gee anybody yea 
pleased to see there? 

A I never have, no. 

Q. Do you know what is meant 'by the closed shop to 
vaudeville?' ( 

A. Tea. ' .;. 

Q. Tou remember the White Rats* strike in Mid and 1017, 
and various newspaper articles In Variety, about, the closed 
shop. Are you in favor of the closed shop? 

A. I am not . • • 

Q Will you give as your reasons.? 

a. Because I do not think that any art can afford to be 
closed, because you cannot discover talent until you have' to 
bring it from . the ground wp, from some little boy or girl that 
comes to New Tork and may walk out on the stage and become 
clever in five minutes. How are they going to find out if they 
are clever if they osmnot get on a stage to a closed shop? The 
pubHc tell you whether you are clever or not. That la the way 
I have found It— and they tell you when yon are bad, too. 

Q. la It you opinion that If an artist baa merit that it la 
possible for the United Booking Offices or any organisation to 
keep that merit out of vaudeville? 

A. I- can only apeak for myself. I have never wanted for 

Q. In your many years of experience yea nave talked with 
performers of aH kinds about conditions In the anew business, 
bays you not? 

A. I have. 

Q. And have you come to any opinion aa to the reason for 
any discontent, it there la any, to vaudeville, among a certain 
class of actors? 

A. Well, every actor, has his grievances; of course, It la tha 
thing to say, I guess, that no actor ever imagines ha la bad. 

Q. I dare say that Is true. 

A. I have never beard anything— I have heard talk; I sup- 
pose we have all talked. *. ' / 

Q How about try-outs? Do yon believe that a new act 
ought to be tried out before being presented at a regular aalary 
demanded by It? 

A. I am trying out one now. I believe It, the same as a 
production Is put on tbe first tlms at a loea, before lUcomcn 
to New Tork. It Is to the actor's benefit to find out what he 
has got. I would not carp to go to the Palace Theatre cold, 
blooded. ^ <p' . - '."'-''--' 

Q. Is there any way In advance of tellhTfr" how long an act 
ought to be tried out?' . ' 

A. No. ' 

Q. Is there any way 'of setting a rule that a try-out should 
not extend beyond a certain number of. weeks, or la thstt some- ' 
thing which depends on the act? ' 

A. It depends on the act. Jf a man opens his act and tries 
It out and It is successful, airtight; if it Is not, he may have 
to tinker with it a month or three months, and it may never 
get right. 

Q. With regard to contracts, what has been your experience 
In vaudeville? Havs you suffered what you considered arbitrary 

A. I have never been cancelled in my life but once, at Cole 
A Mlddleton's, once before twelve o'clock I was cancelled, 

Q. How many years ago was that?' 

A. That la back 26 yeara ago, 

Q. With regard to a cancellation clause In a contract 
is your personal view about It? 

A. I have always been In .favor of a olause in a contract 
where an actor can get out from under tho same as a manager. 
X would Just as soon gamble with the managers aa have them 
gamble with me, I do not want to work with a man If I am. 
no good, and I am willing to take the chance I am going to 
be good, and be has Just aa much chance as . I have. :\ Of 
course, If I am good I have something to hold over his head 
and get more money, and I have never been In favor of a 
long term contract. ' 

Q. Mr. Rock, will you please give us ibrlefly your observation 
as to the construction of the theatres with regard to dressing: 
rooms and conveniences for actors today as compared with 
the earlier days In vaudeville? "•' ' . " v r 

A, Well, at the present time, from what my experience iai I,- 
do not think there Is any comparison, conditions are so much 
better. ,'" ; .'. "■ --O 

Q. Does there appear to have been a steady attention by 'the 
managers to tbe comfort of the artists In connection with the 
theatre dressing rooms and facilities? ; ,.;.-/ 

A My experience has been that In going into a theatre they, 
have done everything to make It. pleasant and agreeable to roe) 
if they have not, I ha vs. demanded It. "' 

Q. And if you have demanded it have you srottea RjJ'.''"^ 

A. I always have conveyed .one Idea to the manager, and 
that Is what I was demanding was for the benefit of his hust- 
ness, and because I wanted something and asked for. a makeup 
table, T wanted It, I would state.. b*«iuse I had s resgnn for 
it, and that waa going to make his show better, and I imme- 
diately .took tbe blame from tha stage hands, if so be. this' case, 
and carried It to the front and got what I wanted. ; 

Mr. Goodman: That is all. "'.'''' ;'' ^i^ 


By Mr. Walsh: 1 _ ' ,: '..^i 

Q. In other words, you were In a position to demand these 
better conditions and better situations? 

A. Yes, I was And then, another thing, I believe that rf— 
We always run across a lot of men on the ata*e oceAstflnslly 
that are not too polite, and yon run across a lot o-f managere 
sometimes that are not too polite, but my method was to show 
them where— I waa always right myself, and' then if they did 
not concede it. I wcmm -—fy It to the higher powers, to the 
man who owned tha theatre, -.-i"!' .<***» 

Q. But the character of your act waa such that you were to 
In a position to demand really what you wanted? ' '?- 

A. Tea, I waa fortunate.'"" ;- " J-'-^'. 

Q Tea, you were extremely fortunate aa a matter of fact, 
and that Is one of the reasons, Mr. Rock.- why you should 
rather have a abort time contract than a lone; contract. I» 
not that true? :•«'-. . .£• ■;'..■ 

A Well, I would gamble with that before 1 was known; 
that was my motto when I first alerted, always. ; ■■!' '•> •■#■>' 

Q Tea. Arguing out -your proposition that you would rather 
have a abort time contract than a long time contract yon 
would be In a better position If yon bad no contract at all. la 
not that true? , . . v .^ £i 

A Tea, I have always figured that way. yA 

a. -T**. ? f »»*wr, there are instances when you do take a 
long, time contract? {• . . .. •:."•?•:■ r : ■'■Hi-. 

A. Always— I never take a long time contract unlets there 
waa « '-"■tract for ten weeks before the long, time contract 
commences - . ... ' '•:. '■. '. ,.V '"/I * ' 

Q. V'har is the object of that? . 

A. T»>»» Is to set from under. If I do not like It. : ' '-.i 

Q. Make your statement again, please. 

A. If my contract runs for three years, tbe firat year it runs 
with a guarantee of ten weeks— I cannot exactly explain It 
legally- but after that time, rf It Is a starring contract, the 
show c»n tw> »l»»<>d iritb<n t*n weeVa, and if it actually goes 

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en beyonq, that, it succeeds for three years. 

Q That is, If It is a success within ten weeka, 
want .«" he tlrd tin with the lonr oontrar-t ? 

A.- Then I know I am getting so much of the gross. ' : 

Q. He Is talking now of a legitimate production? '"',.; '..'"' !.,'.•. 
A. That is a legll'mate production. ■'' .'" ".',"'?,' 

Q. What Is your attitude towards a vaudeville 'contraejt'f'ijf: 
A. Well, iprtlvlduslly or with a partner. I would slmpty 
Just pick my time up. and I prefer a two weeks/ , clause. If 
any difficulty came np which. I rlld not like, ft alwsv'i».nad.«ie 
preference of giving my two weeks' notice and ajettlng/awty. 
If it did not enme up. everything was allj-lght. 'i alwoys fried 
to figure that I could gamble my ability agnlnet tha other 
man's thuotre*. ■ .' 

Q. How. long wer. you with Miss Fronceg WMtc? ''/■-' . 
A. > little over three years or four years about this t|me;''^ 
Q. fine was a great asset in the vaudeville industry, both to 
yo •»* to the managers? '■»■■•.'■'.•■ ■■■:; 

A Tea •.'..- 'X >*"?*?/$$£$ 

O Wher was It that you went to the Riviera? 
A. It was during the flu. ' ■■''*: :'.-**??; 

0- I.asr year? " " ' ' . ,. ' .'"•"-'"'. Vi 

A Tea the epidemic. : '; ' M 

0. Too took your own show there? ' . ■■ M^A^. 

A. Tea ' ' ' ..;^-' ? : _ 

Q. Whr did you do that, why did you quit vaudeville? * 
A Well, I could riot get the salary T wanted. 
iQ. Tou could not get the salary you wanted? 
A. No. ■ > ■ 

Q. Was there sn attempt to redjee the salary that yen 

jetting? ■'"-• -v.. :,:.:. 

A. Oh, no, I wanted more money, ' ' '■' ''■"''' t 

Q. Put you had not been in vaudeville previous to tkat for 
some time'' • . .' ■'■/•• ■.;■''.','.' 

. Tea I had been In vaudeville— ' ^ »'V-;; 

0. No, I mean consecutively previous to the— ' " ' i '' 

A. I played 37 week* before that right In New Tor* Clty^'l- 
guess from eight to nine months before that. .: ■■'.. '■■'i?ti 

Q. In vaudeville? 

A. In vaudeville:' 

O^In what houses? 

A. I played every house In New Tork City of the two shows ■'• #* 

a day. \.;' 

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D. F. Keith** 

The Magloys 
Demareat ft Colletta 
Wllkls Bard 
Ju Hoseey Co 
Donald Slstcia 
(Others to nil) 



Flying Colrllla 
West ft Edwarde 
Gray ft Byron 
nolle Slater* 
Foley ft La Tour 
Potter ft Hart well 
(Two to fill) 



Frank Marckley 
Jane Co-irlhope Co 
Alnc ft Mack 
Pllcer ft Douglas 
Kin Morey ft M 

td half 
M A B nitcble 
Dohbs Clark ft D 
Ames ft Wlnthrop 
Palo ft Palet 
Harvey Holt ft K 


Opera Hen** 

4 Dancing Demons 
O'Connor ft Dixon 
LAM Hart 
Chas Wilson 
•Heir 4 Night" 
td half 
June Hills 
Raymond Bond Co 
Flnley ft Hill 
Gabby Broa ft C 


Hipped ro roe 
Juno 8almo 
Raymond Schramm' 
Meyer* ft Moon 
Anna Held. Jr 
Winston'* Lions 
Newhoff ft Phelps 


Vaudeville Kxeliange, Chicago. 


Wyoming Trio 
Polly Ox ft Chick 
-A Bee Bos Man" 
Ferro ft Coluter 
"Melody Garden" 
(One to (111) 

2d half 
Takets ft Kawana 

Kennedy 4 Francla 
Sam Hearn 
La Sova ft OUmore 
(One to fill) 

Ward ft Cooler 

Mary Howard Co 
Chuck Haas 
Foster Ball Co 
Fred LaRelne Co 
*"* ad halt 
Wyoming Tno 
Brown ft Jackson 
Billy Miller Co 
The Kuehns 
Wanzer ft Palmer 
Cballen ft Keke 


2d half 
Luoy OUlette 
LUzIe Raymond 
Brent Hays 
1* Bernlvlcl 
(One to All) 


Cliff Bailey Duo 
The Kuhera 
Koblaon ft Penny 
E ft B Gordon 
Reynolds Trio 
(One to «ll) 

. 2d halt 
Kate ft Wiley 
Aloha _ .. 

"Melody Garden" 
- Foster Ball Co 
Reyn'lda Donneg"n Co 
(One to All) 
\ *T. WAYNK 

Joe Melvln 
Grindell ft Bather 
Arthur Rlgby 
Hole Raymond Co 
Volante Broa 
Casson Klrke Co 
Herbert Lloyd Co 

2d half 
James Howard 
Bftker ft Rogers 
Arthur DoVoy Co 
Miniature Revue 
Everests* Monks 
(One to Sit) 



Argonne 6 
Paul Decker Co 
Marie Gasper Co 
Koban Co 

2d half 
Xi ft B Shannon 
Bronson ft Rlzzo 
Aerial Lloyd* 
(One to nil) 
Helen Jackley 
Brennan & Morlcy 
Marshall ft Covert 
McKay"; Rev 

2d half 
Arthur HIU 
Merlgan & Horlth 
Morgan & Gatca 
Claire's Minstrels 


Rmmott ft Moore 
Komaln Powers & O 
Mallon & Case 
T Allen Co 

2d half 
Ed Hill 

Donahue & Fletcher 
Grew ft Pates 
Anger ft Packer 
Countess Leonarul Co 
Arthur Hill " , . 
Merlgan ft Horlth 
Pern ft Mario 
Morgan & Gates 
—-Clalra'-e Mln 

id half 
Helen Jncklcy 
Brennan & Mnrloy 
W M Morrow Co 
Marrhnll ft Covert 
McKay's Rev 


Ward ft Dooley 
Myrtle Mason 
Hlbbett ft Halle 
"A Reg Bus Man" 
E « B Gordon 
Fred L*T Reins Co 



Taketav ft Kawana 
Myrtle Mason 
Clirton ft Kraemer 
"Cheer Dp" 
Cook ft Lorenzo 
La Sova ft Gtlmore 

Zd halt 
Marker ft Bcheneck 
Mary Howard Co 
Weaver ft Myers 
Laughing Lady 
Reynolds Trio 


Malroy Sisters 
James Howard 
A ft B Leibler 
Kennedy ft Francla 
Everest** Monks 

Id half 
White A Ryan 
Casaon Klrke Co 
Walton ft Brant 
(Two to All) 



td half 
Joe Melvin 
Frlek * Adair 
A ft B Leibler 
Pressler Klass ft S 
Carmen's Minstrels 

Id- half 
Juggling D'Arme 
Walsh ft BenUey 
"Cheer Up" 
Polly Or & C 
Kay Hamlin ft K 


JerTras -Strand 
Kate ft Wiley 
Brown ft Jackson 
Billy Miller co 
Sam Hearn 
Wanzer ft Palmer 
Reyn'lda Donneg*n Co 

2d half 
Cliff Bailey Duo 
Roblson & Penny 
Harry Hayward Co 
Kilkenny 4 
(Two to fill) , 



Bronson & Rlzzo 
Gardner ft Hartman 
Aerial Lloyds 

2d half 
Argonne 6 
Paul Decker Co 
Marie Gasper Co 
Kobaa Co 


(Wllkes-Barre split) 

1st half 
W ft H Brown 
M ft U Dunn 
Courtney ft Irwin 
Toney Haakell 
Bobby Heath Rev 



J ft J Gibson 
Donahue & Fletcher 
Grew & Pates 
J ft M HarkinB 
"Every sailor" 

2d halt 
The Nagflys 
Romaln Powers ft D 
Seymour Brown Co 
(One to All) 

Alvlns ft Kenny 
Newell ft Most 
Wm Morrow Co 
Slssle & Blake 
Fashion Minstrels 

2d half 
Magce ft Anita 

Fern ft Marie 
Mallon & Case 



. (Scranton split) 
K Legal Co 
Romm ft Haney 

Oruett Kramer ft G 
Joe Fanton Co 


The Nngflya 
Bergman ft Leonard 
Rahn ft Beck 
Anger ft Packer 
Counteaa Leonard! Co 

Id half 

J 4 J Gibson 
Emmett ft Moora 
T Allen Co 
JAM Harklns 
Josie Heather Co 


Ed Hill 

Seymour Brown Co 

2d half 
Alvia ft Kenny 
NeweU ft Most 
Al La Tan Co 
Arth jr Dunn Co 


Vaudeville Exchange 


Mortens ft Arena 
Roe Reaves 
Musical Panniers 
May ft Hill 
Lawrence Crane Co 

2d half 
Arthur Huatcn Co 
Virginia Rankin 
Cortex Sisters 
Cliff Orsen 
Bullet Proof Lady 



Red A Blondy 
Cray ft Norman 
Florida Foot 
Walser A Dyer 
Rose Moon co 
Gordon's Olrmpla 
(Scollay Sq.) 
Lew Ho If 
Bterling ft Sax 4 
Beauty Vendor 
Evelyn * Margaret 
Onrdon'g Oly mpla 
(Washington St.) 
Helen Vincent 
Helen Oleason Co 
Adams ft Griffith 
Capt Betts Seal* 


J.orlmer ft Carbrey , 
liellnotte ft Leedom 

' 2d half 
Polly Daaal Co 
Merey Senna ft T. 


Jean ft Jacques 
Harry ft Kitty Button 

M'C'rmack ft Wallace 
Dunbar's Old time D 

td halt 
tOne to All) 
Gertrude Dudley Co 
Meiinotte ft Leedom 
Bedford ft Winchester 


Novelty Clintons 
« O'Gorman Girts 
Belle Montrose 
Mammy's Birthday 

td halt 
B A K Sutton 
Coscla ft Verdi 
Helen L Wallen t 
tOne to All) 

DR. j. bier; physician 

Room «OS. 

KM Broadway 

Putnam Building 


Phil Davis 
JAW Hennlngs 
Josie Heather Co 
Spencer ft Williams 
Polly Dasst Co 

2d half 
Lorimer ft Carbrey 
Dunbar's Darkles 
M'Cnnack & Wallace 
S O'Gorman Girls 
Leddy ft Leddy 

Codman Sq. 
Hogee ft Anita 
Joe Crystal 
Kurst ft DeVars 
Warren L Travis 

Id half 
Daisy ft Wilson 
Murray, ft Irwin 
(Two to All) 


Claire Sisters 
Manning Feeney ft K 
May ft Hill 
Al Laven Co 

Franklin Park 
Ladd ft Shannon 
Jean Barrios. 
Frisco Trio 
W Hale ft Bro 
Emmett ft Moore 
Al Lav an ft Co 
Raymond Wyfle Co. 
Clair Slaters 
Manning Feeney ft K 

2d half 
Ooslar ft Lti9by 
(Three to em 

J ft B Aitken 

Al Lavan Co 
Gill ft Veak 
Brown Gardner ft B 

td half 
Willie Hale ft Bro 
Carrie Llllle 
"Fixing Furnace" 
Stone ft Hayea 
Da noise Slaters 


Cordon's Olympln 
Helen L Wallen 3 
Frank Conroy Co 
Helen Davis 
"4 Pity's Bake" 

td halt 
Marco "Twins 
Doyle ft Elaine 
Night Boat 
4 Buttercup* 

Kelo ft Blair 
Carrie Llllle 
Suzanne ft Ernest 
Henry ft Moore 
Stone ft Hayea 
Mack Bennett Girls 

I 2d half ' 
Swain's Prowlers 

Upton - ~ 

Fargo A Richards 
Claire 8lsters 
Slssle ft Blake 
Mack Sennett Girls 



Redford ft Winchester 
Fargo 4 Richards . 
"Fixing Furnace" 
Morey Senna ft Lee 
Danolaa Sisters 
2d half 
Kelo ft Blair 
Gill ft Veak 
Cheyenne Minstrels - 
Spencer ft Williams 
Dancing McDonalds 

Gordon'* Olympla 

Marce Twins 
Evans ft Wilson 
Doyle ft Blaine 
4 BuHercnps 

2d half 
Jean ft Jacques 
Helen Davis 
Elsie Williams Co 
Gardner ft Hartman 
"4 Pity's Sake" 


Opera House 
td halt 




Moat completely equipped dental 
office In Times Square District. 

Capitol Theatre Balldlng 
1639 Broadway Hours: 

New York A. H. to 5:30 P. M. 


Mertcns ft Arena 
Hurst SrDo-Vars 
Musical Parshkys 
Roe Rea vea 
Schepp's Circus 

Alvin ft Keiuiey 
Marshall & Covert 
May ft Hill 
Lawrence Crane Co 

Frisco 3 • ■■ i- 

Rahn ft Beck . .-,-. 
Henry ft. Moore 
Drown Gardner ft B 


Teddy ft Teddy - 
Gertrude Dudley 
Coscla ft Verdi " 
Night Boat - , 

2d halt 
Novelty Clintons 
Frank Conroy Co 
Nello Montrose 
Mammy's Birthday 



Cheyenne Minstrels 
Claire Sister* 

tchepp'a Circus 

H half • 

Yon! ft Fnsl . . 
Bart A Betsy Ross 
Murphy ft T.SLCDmga* 
Warren L Travta 



Palace Theatre Bollalng. New York City 


(Sam* bill play* Vic- 
toria 11-11) 
Nat Nasarra Band 
Dolly Kay 
The Riekards 
Ben K Benny 
Senses ft Baird 

Karl Jorn 

Nash ft O'Donnell 

Will J Ward ft Girls 

Ted Doner 

Royal Gsscolgnew 

Ivan Bankoff Co 

Roy ft Arthur 
Traver* ft Doogia* 


"Vnttlng ft^Ovor" 
Barnes A Crawford 
Mason A Keelsr 
JAB Morgan 
B ft J Crelgnton 

Creasy ft Day ne 
Rae Samuels 
Will M Creasy 
Harry Cooper 
Long Tack Sam 
Banting ft Francla 
The. Melbourne* 
Bob ft Tip 

Hta te-Leke 
Lew Dockatadbtr 
Jason ft Hale; 
Horllck ft Saraxnpn 
Ruth Budd 
Lyon* ft Tosco 
Miller ft Captnan 


(Tuesday opening;) . 
A Rasch Co 
Stephen* A Hotlister 
Bergottl's Midget* 
Jimmy Savo Co 
Weber ft Rldnor 
Wm Ebs Co 
Robbie Gordon* 
Jaa J Morton 

Orphean* ' 

(Sunday opening) 
Alice El* Co" 
Burns ft Frablto 
Tango Shoes 
Farrefl Taylor. Co 
Sidney ft Townley 
Fern King Co • 
Sybil Vane Go 


" (Sunday opening) 
Lachmann Bisters 
Hayden ft Brcelte 
Ray Snow Co 

"Extra Dry" •. 
Lydla Barry ■ -. 
4 Readings in 


(Sunday opening) 
Mme Ellis Co 
•7 Honey Boys 
Bernard ft Daffy 
Eva Taylor Co 
Melnotte Duo 
Eronson A Baldwin 


"Not Yet Marie" 
The Bharrock* 
Lee ft Cranston 
"Color Gems" 
Donald Roberts 
Karl Emmy's Pets 
Kanazawa Boys 



Harry Green Co 
Kitner ft Reaney 
V B Jazs Band 
Venlta Gould 
Princess Radjab 
Lillian Shaw 
Lydell & Macey 
Arthur West Co 


Harry Watson 
Halg ft Waldron 
Ellnore A William* 
Nathane Bros 
Murphy ft White 


Maryland Blnger* 
Llghtnera ft Alex 
Foley A O'Neill 
Llbby ft Nelson 
The Vivians 


Smith ft Austin 
"Current of Fun" 
To to 

Romano Troupe 
sVlerce ft Golf 
Duffy Doyle 


Julius Tannen 


Orraadier Girls 
Gene Grenne 
Clifford A Willi 
Foley A O'Neil ' 
Mason ft Forest 
Iahnkawa Japs 


(Sunday opening) 
Gertrude Hoffman Co 
Dunbar's Singers 
Phlna Co 
Collin* ft Hart 
Chris Richard* 
Claudia Coleman 


j Orpurum 

(Sunday opeulng) 
Btone ft Kaliz 
Norwood ft Rail 
Comfort ft King 
Jack Morrlaaep 

- Law Brlce Co 


■ •" Orphenaa 

(Sunday opening) 
Hyanis ft Mclntyr* 
Jas H Cullen 
Fox & Ward 
Watts ft Hawley 
Cart nu? H ft Harris 

- Rtgoletto Bros 
. .Van Cellos 

(Same bill olays 

Fresno 11-11) 
Eva Shirley Band 
E ft J Connolly 
Indoor Sports 
Wood ft Wyde 
Casting Wards 
Samaroff ft Sonla 

" ST. LOCI8 

Evelyn Nesbit 
Emma Cerus Co 
Bowman Bros 
Wright ft Dietrich 
Oscar L Brain* 
Selma Brnat/. 
Fink's Mule* 


(Sunday opening) 
Bessie Clayton Co 
Dunham ft O'Mallcy 
Mateta Bonconi 
Bob Hall 
Loyal'n Dogst 
Rosa King Co 
Chas Grapeveln Co 


(Wednesday opening) 
HaranofT ft Girls 
"Man Hunt" 
B & H Mann 
F ft O Walters 
The Pickforda 



(Sunday opening) 
ffl "Overseas Revue" 
Meredith ft Bnoezer 
A ft F Steilman 
Jerome & Herbert 
Musical Hunters 
Beginning of World 
T-rambert ft Ball . 
Geo Price Co 
Green ft Myra 

• Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
Ford Sisters ft Band 
Stuart ft Barnes 
Grace De Mar 
Howard's Ponies 
Barber & Jackson 
• Frawley ft Louise 
Bterling ft Marguerite 



Ous Edwards Co 

3 Jordan Girls 
Jack 'Osterman 
Arnaut Bros 
Ernest Evans Co 
Gallagher ft Martin 
Marshall Montgomery 


Marmein Sisters ft S 
HIHy McDermott 

4 Mortons 
Black & O'Donnell 
Budler Stein ft P 
The Duttons 


State-Lake Theatre Building;- Chicago. 

Livingston Trio 
Dewey ft Rogers 
Mark ft Kitty Hart 
Bender ft Maehea 
Cabaret De Lux* 

2d half 
T ft Breton 
Pallonberg's Bean 
(Four to All) 

Tmwtn ■ 
T ft C Breton 
"Honor Thy CalldrV 
Beck ft Stone 
Hedley Trio 
(Two to fill > 

2d half 
Cabaret Do Lux* 
(Biz to All) 


Adams ft Hlokey 
"Golden Bird" 
Edw Hume Co 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Monro* A Grant 
Blllie ft Dot 
"On the Mississippi" 
Kenny ft Hollls - 
ThaleVo's Circus - 


Bell ft Arliaa 
"Meanest Man" - 
Berlo Girls 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Angelo Armento Co 
Skelly ft Helt 
Peronne ' ft Oliver 
WhUeAeld ft Ireland 
Norria Circus 
(One to All) - 

J- . td half 

"Golden Bird" 

Bdw Hum* O* 
(TW» to Ml) 



"On the Mississippi" 
Pesgy Brook* 
Bellclalr* Bros 
(On* to All) 

td half 1 

Robert ft Demont 
Smith ft Knsfe 
"Honor Thy Child ran". 
Roy La Pearl 
Belmont* Canary Of) 


Paul Concha* Co 
Fennel! ft Tyson ■ i 
Harry Thorn* Co 
Dancing a.ta Cart* 
(One to Ail) 

7 td half 
Princasa Kalama 
"In in* Bark" 
La Folatte Co •'. 
(Two t* All) '■■■■■. 



Belgium Trio 
Burkhardt ft Roberts 
Mr* Gene Hughes Co 
Ta Da Trio 
Burt ft Rosedalo 
Tennessee Ten 
2d half 

Regsy ft Lorraln Bin 
Duffy ft Caldwell 
Gaorg* Kelly 
Harry Rreen 
Jack Alfred S 

CHICAGO «Hl»5fj»-«* 



(Superior Pnllt) 
. . 1st half 
The Stanleys 
Mitchell ft Mitchell 
Somewhere In' France 
Jimmy Lvons 
(One to All) 


New Crnnil 
(Terre Hante Split) 
1st hnlf 
The Horveltee 
'Rich ft Lenore 
Octovla Hardsw'th Co 
Fiddler ft Stevens 
Harry Rose 
(One to All) 


- id half 

Jap - 

Heck ft Stone ' 
Cantor's Minstrels 
(One to All) 


Cleraenso ft demon 
Belmont'* Canary Op 
Roy La Pearl 
Mons Boils Co 
(One to fllll 

td half 
Vassar Girls- 
Peggy Brooks 
Hedley Trio 
(Two to All) 



Princess Kalama 
"In the Dark" 
Sidney Smith 
LaFgletto Co 
(One to Ml) 

2d half 
Skating Macks 
Revue Comlque 
Bldney Smith 
Havemann'a Animals 
(One to All) 


DePace Bros. 
Lloyd ft Whltehnuse 
Thaleros Circus 
(Two to All) 


_ . Orphenm 
Robert ft Demont 

5 *, Vo 5 HjwHmni' 

Frank DeVoe 
(One to AH) 

„ la half 

Harrv Tsuda 
Virginia Belle*. 
Miller A Lyle 
Frear Baggett ft F 
(One to All) 


Tokl Murata 
.Z h ? 'ntruder*' 
JTf *P»on* Tangle- 
• Pat Barrett 
Steele ft Wlnslow 
(One to All) 
_ „ ■ 2d half 
Bell ft Arllas 
Manning ft Rati 
Billy "Swede" Hall 
"Go 0*t 'Bm Rog>r*» 
Rerlo Girls 
(One to All).: 

" Pnlnce 

(Duluth Split) 
. „ 1st half 
Joe Baltus Co 
Dala & Boyle • 
Adams ft Ouhl 
Jchn Conroy ft sis 



(Evansville Split) 
__ . 1st half 

Infield ft Noble '" 
Mabel Harper 
Stanley ft^Blrbeck 
Harry Jolson 
(One to All) 


Violet A Charles 
Three Red Peppers 
Bob A Bill Millard 

„ . fd'hnlt ..• . 
Mudge Morton Co 
Broughton ft Turner 
Gllroy Haynes ft Haa 
(One to All) -■ 


Jewelers o t ie Profession •• 



Skelly ft Helt 
Pronne ft Oliver 
WhiteAeld ft Ireland 
Norrls Circus 
(One to All) 

2d half 

Tojettl ft Bennete 
2 Jesters 

"Teleuhono Tangle" 
Pnt Barrett 
Steele & Wlnslow 

Putnam Balldlng, 
_ American 
Dancing Humphreys 
R Schmettan ft Bros 
Thirty Pink Toes 
Jerome ft Albright 
McConnell ft Simpson 
Lillian Watson 
Hugh Emmett Co 
Rucker ft Wlntred 
(One to All) 

td half 
BUI Dooley 
Walmsley ft Keating 
Clark's Hawallans' 
Farrell ft Hatoh 
Homer Llnd Co 
Stein ft Arnold 
Hall ft Olltlay 

New York City. 
(Two to All) 

Halt ft Gllday . 
S Dixie Boy* 
Marlon Munaon Co. 
Honk Brown Co 
Broadway Echoes . 
„ ^ „2d half 
Beth Stone Co 
Senna ft Weber 
Hugh Emmett Co. 
Ohase ft LaTour ■'. > 
McConnell & Blmnson 

Lincoln Sq. 
Dancing LaVars -•-*- 
Lou Rose . 
Dlzle Norton Co 
Barry ft Lnylon 
Theodore Trie 



2d half 

SeVoe & etatser 
Hudson Slaters 

Weaton ft Ell nfl 
Huoker A Wlnfred 
Uttia Lord Robert 

Greeley fiq. 
"Wray's Manikins ' 
Hudson Sisters 
Stein A Arnold 
Arthur J Finn Co 
Murray Bennett 
Wm O'Clare * Girls 

2d half 
Fred & Albert 
Mao Marvin 
B Harrison Co 
Dixie Norton Co 
Basil ft Allen . v' 
Dancing La Vara 


Fred ft Albert 
Koblnaon ft Thomas 
Bernard ft 'Meyers . 
"Will Stanton Co 
OlUen ft Molcatay 
(One to All) 

Id half 
Gere ft Delaney 
Mason & Bailey 
Lillian Watson 
"•Nine O'Clock" 
'Wilton ft MoAyoy 
Grazer ft Lawlor 

Wheeler Trio 
Aubrey A Rlcha 
De-vine & Williams 
Ferns -ft LIU 
Grazer & Lawler 

2d half 
Bauers ft Saunders 
Hank Brown ;Oo 
Arthur J Finn Co 
Barry ft Lay ton 
Kins; Bros; . ■. 
Walls Virginia ft W 
Benny Harrison Co 
Chase ft LaTour 
Davis ft Klch 
Beth, Stone Co 
'id half 
Aubrey . ft Riche . 
Robinson ft Thomas 
Marlon Murmon Co 
Murray Bennett. 
Broadway Bchoes 

rsere ft Delaney . 
Farrell & Hatch 
Little Lord, Robert 
Nat Carr' 
"Nine. O'clock" 
Id half 
Wray'a Manikins 
Lou Rose 

Wells Virginia ft W 
Bernard ft. Meyers 
Klnkald Kilties 

Avenue B 
T.ouIb Leo 
(lordon Dud 
Oenaro ft Gold - 
Fred Elliott 
Una; ft Long/ 

!d half 
Wayne Beeman 
Barra Sisters 
The Painters' 
V Stafford Co 
Pave Harris 
• Hclene Trio 


DeVoe'ft Statcer 
Mae Marvin 
"Love Hunter" 
Basil ft AHeh - 

2d half 
Theodore Trio •■ 
Nat Carr •• 
"Love Hunttr" 
(One to fill) 

Dailey Bros 
Beauers ft Saunders 
Weston ft Kline 
T.ane f» Plant 
Mons Adolphna Co 

2d halt 
Kinc Bros . •■' , 
a Dixie Boys 
Ling; ft Lone 
Fred Elliott 
Wm O'Clare Girls 

Barra Slaters 
Van ft Vernon -^ 
Dave Harris - 
F Stafford Co 
' 2d half 
Theda Barnard 
Be Lea ft Orma 
Glllen ft Molcahy 
Mons Adoiphu* Co 
(One to All) 

Stanley < 

Fnrguson-Sunderland - 
Wilson MeAvoy 
Klnkald Kilties 
.-2d half 
Metropolitan Trio 

Van ft Vernon 
Stuart Black Co 
B a vis 4 Rich 
Dancing Humphhriei 

Martin ft Elliott 
Dorothy Roys 
"I'll Say 6o f ' 
The Painters 
Simmons ft Bradley 

Paradise Duo 
Barney Williams Co 
Will J Evans 
3 Alex • 
(One to All) 


. Grand 

Oliver • ■ ' 

Frances ft DeMnx ' 
Marls- Russell Co 
Belle 4 Caron . 
(One to fill) 

2d half 

Curry ft Grahnm 
Jack Levy ft Girls 

Barnes * Freeman 
(One to fill ) j 


t Victors 
Bennett Twins 
Pls&no ft Bingham 
Walters A Walters 
Marletto's ManlkJns 


S Gregorys- 
Jessie Reed 
Pearl Abbott Co-* 
Groy ft Klumker 
Married Via Wlrs 

2d half 

(Same as Atlanta 1st 




--J ft 8 DeLler 

Monte & Lyons • - 

"Perfect Day"-. 

Burke ft Durkin 

Plying; Weavers, 
2d halt 
. Molva Sinters ; 

Lieut C Gerard Co 

Earl J Ingres Co 

Sheppard ft Dunn 

John Blondr Co 

(One. to fill) 


_ XeVtekefs 
Chas Kollly 
"Submarine P1"- 
(Four to fill) 


Juggling De Lisle * 
Mildred Rogers ' 
Betty Bldert Co 
Royal 4 

Anderson's Revue 


Tyler ft St Clair 
Downing ft Bunnln 
McGreevey ft Doyle 
Stove Freda , 


■••'.. 2d half 
(Same as Waco 1st 


• Co lonin 1 
Dnrras Bros 
Bavin ft Chad wick 
I* w Welch Co 
Ward Bros 
"Oh. Mike" 
(One to fill) 


Melva Sisters 
Ueut C Gerard Co 
, Pari Plngree Co 
Stan Stanley ' 
John Blondy Co 

2d half 
Flying Weavers ■ 
Monte jft Lyons 
"Perfect Day" 
Burke ft Durkin 
Stan Stanley Co 


_ „ LoewV ' 
The Scrantona 
Harris ft Ni.lan 
Hyroand Adler Co 
Joe Daroey 
- Stevers ft Lovejoy 

LoeWs i. 
Theda Bernard 
Barney Williams Co 
Will J Evan. • 
w Royal Hassara 

2d half 
Oenaro ft Gold 
Bert Lewis 
Rose ' Revue 


Prl nee 
Krayona Co 
Courtney ft Harnett 
Franoes Rloe 
Taylor ft Francis 
MeUlio Sisters Co 

2d half 

(Same as New Or* 

leans 1st half) 


Vlckers Sisters ft D 
McMahon Sisters 
"The Owl" 
Martin ft Courtney 
Chas McGeods Co 

2d halt 
Aldlno ft Wright 
Geo A Mack 
Brown ft Blaine 
Henshaw ft Avery 
Minnie Burke ft Band 


Ford ft Hewitt 
Lyons ft Clayton 
Dae ft Neville 
Johnson Bros ft 3 

2d half 
(Same as Birming- 
ham 1st half) 



Cross & Rantoro 
Scanlon Denos ft 8 
Townsend Wilbur Co 
Langton ft Smith 
TnrelH's Circus 



(Sunday opening) 
Musical Way tana 
McLoughlin ft' Evans 
Hal Johnson Co 
Katherlne MIley 
3 Maxims 

td half 
(flame as Memphis 
1st half) 



Lockhart ft Laddie 
Senna ft Weber ' • • 
Sansone A Delilah 

Sd half .Jr. 
Gordon Diio 
Ferns ft Lit t : 1£ 
Royal Hussars 


llb-rty . 

The Lelanda 
Penolno ft Perry 
Howard Msrtelle CO 
Barron ft Burt" 
Stafford A D*Ross 

2d half 
Mac ft Ma»>*i 
Gordon ft Belmar ' 
"L^ve Rare" ■ 
Zuhn ft Breis 
Aerial Bntters 


■ ;:■•". Lyceum 
frbJessoi)'" Dosrs 
Scott ft Chrvstlo 
Porir Old Jim 
Anthony ft Pots 
Juvenile Follies 


Emery *> . 
Robert Swann 
Dolly ft Catame •. . 
Kinr«»>"«T ft Muneon 
J A T Weir 
Odlva ft Seals 

2d halt 
Bnvia ft- Walker 
Wlkl Bird 
CnnV * Oatman 
Mahonev A Royers 
Odiva ft Seals 


Brown's Dogs ' 

Norton ft Noble 
Burke ft Burke 
Laurie Ordway Co 
Fashions DeVogue Co 

id half 

(Bame as Houston lit 


ST. Loins, MO, 

Lee Hlog Chin .;:,- 

Carl ft Jennings 
Hello Toklo 
Gardner ft Revue . 
Ouy Baldwin Troupe 

2d half 

(Same as Kansas 

City 1st halt) 

B rssdwar 
Davis A "Walker 
Wlkl Bird 
Cook ft Oatman 
Sheppard ' ft Dunn 
Allen Clifford ft B 

?d half 
Robert Swann • 
Dnllv A Calamr . 
Klngflburv ft Munson 
3 A T Weir 
Z ft S DeLler 


Bell ft Oray 
Morrison ft Harts 
HolAsn ft Kerron 
Marietta Craig Co 
BV>Tt Carlton 
S'n«a<inoea; ,. 


* Vsldsres 
Htrrv Garland 
Carlelta A Lewis 
Knkhoff ft Gordon 
Weston's Models 

2d hslf 
(Same as- San An- 
tonio 1st half) 


Third season f»atwred In H. B. Bers'a 
"Quakertown tn Broadway." Kslth Circuit. 

p/tagfs rnicinT. 

New Vnrk and Chicago Ofllee* 




ffano hill nlnys Ana 

conila 10: MIs- 

(M>"'l 111 
Prnnlt !=M-ln« 
Poarh ft McCnrdy 
Hendr'r ft Relle Isle Soiarts 
Ir»n^ Tpevette 
Oalll Troo-n» 
Baminny Tr'o 


"Oh Blliv 
Hall ft Shapiro 
.Toer" Roberts 
Bavld 8 Hall Co 
S'aenole ft Spier 


B"*nrv ft Adnlo'.de 
F'ske ft Fallon 
GIsspow Maid* 
Chun* H»« Pour 
Four V»Jlows 
Ortat Howern 


Shaw ft Rornard 
Morrv Livlnsrston 
A»**ln ft Belahey 
Morton Jewel Co 


Mori Bros 
Ooetz ft B«»y . 
Ward' ft F*ne; 
Henriette BeSerrls 


Bern Me| Bros 
r-hai Mae*t Co .-.-'•-. 
r»rdn ft Nnll 
J"e Wh*1ehead ■ 
Barry Gerarrt ' Co 
Raymond ft Wllbert 

'• ' RRGTNA 
Pauls area 


(Same bill play* Sas- 
katoon 11-13) 

Lieut Bcry ft Miss Bros ". •■"' 
Martha K»milton Co 
R»r»m I.iehter 
Glide.) ft Phillips 
Brasillan Heiress 


Pontages . 

FIdrldge Barlow ft B F ™ nV , ''P 8 " 



Pant awes 


(Same bill Days Bel 

era 11) 
Ln<M» * Wllber ' 
Naids Norr<M 
Pe*>rWs Trio 
J0v»<1ah DeRadJah 

G 8 Gordon Co 
Oeortrla Howard 
Ker«s ft Preston 
Cook ft Vernon 



Pour Lmoqs 
Prank Ward 
Oulgley A Fits 
Danes Fantasy 

La France ft Kennedy JiT"**^ * Tjrrier 
Tip Tip Taphankers '"Temptation- 

Tip Tip Taphankers 


SAM Lar-rel 
Revue B» Vnguo 
Lads' ft Ward 
2 White Kuhns 
S Bartos 
Amnarlto Sulllot CO 


• " Pnutages 
Wolfe ft Patterson 
W B Whittle 

Amoros ft Jeoriette 
Kama 4 


(Sunday opening) 
Act Beautiful 
Mary Ann 
Wor'd In Harmony 
Ed Blnndell Co 
Chas Olcott 
Pud Snyder 


Panto ge* 
(Sunday opening) 
Golf Link Girls . 
Rosa Wyse «»o 
"Number Plnaae" 
Cycling Brunettes ' 
CamlHe Rejane - 
Kilkenny 4 


(Sunday nnenlns) 
Naynon's Birds 
Buras A Lynn 
Chas Lindholm Co 
8nnia BeClava 
Bison City 4 
Slatkos Rolllckers 


i_ _ Pauragss 

~>0 ft M LaFerve 
Ray Lawrence 

Areher ft Belfort 
Eddie Foy Co 
Five Partrowars 
Hyman Meyer • : • 


Ts n lasf 

Cavanaush Duo 
Mary Dorr 

Howard & White ' 
Dancing Davey 
Hickman Bros 


"Making Movies- 
Brady ft Mahony 
. V Mernere&u Co 
wm Dick 
H ft B Conley 
The Gallons. 


Novelle Bros 
Three Clowns 
Robinson's Elephants 
John T Ray Co 
International Nine 
Melr ft Gibson His 


Aortal Macks 
Forrest ft Church 

Stevens A Bninnell 
Willie Solar 
"Rising Generation" 
Happy J Gardner Co 

2 Bulla wa Girls 
Denny ft Dennoghao 
Samanoff Trio 
Eadlo & Ramsden 
Bob Albright 
Little Hip ft Napoleon 

Hodklna-Pantages Bookings. 


. JefTerssn 
Bell ft Eva 
Roan Valyda 
Zlcgler 81a ft Band 
Creamer Barton ft S 
Jarvls Footllght Rev 

Bro ad way 


Anita Arllaa Co 
Borsch A Russell 
Canfleld A Ross 
Chisholm ft Breen 
Marie Fltxglbbons 
"Kremlin of Moscow" 


Romanes Sisters 
Ray Coulla, 

Imperial Quintet 
Ray ft Emma Dean 
"Perhaps Tour Right" 


Anita Arllaa Co 
Dorsrh ft Russell 
Canfleld ft Conn 
Chisholm 6 Breen 
Marie Fitsgibbons 
"Kremlin of Moscow" 


The Shsttucks 
Gaylord ft Herron 
Rial to Quartet 
Joe Jackson 
Gllralne Dancers 

"When Wo Grow Up" 
Keno Koycs A M • 
"Hor Trosseau" 
Seymour's Family 

2d half 
Curtis ft Buster 
Burdell ft Burdell 
Fnye ft Thomas 
Sidney Sbephard Co 
Detzel ft Carroll 
Pantzer Duo 


Hippodrome . 

2d halt 

Rosle Rifle Co 
Rome A Wager - 
Jess ft Dell 
Georgia Emrnett 
Louis Brocades Co 



(Sunday opening) 
C A B Policy 
■ Sylvan ft Copeland 
Ralph Seabury. - 
Julet Held's Co 
Thomdyke ft Curran 
BasseU ft Bailey 
Folletta Pearl A W 


(Sunday opening) 
Butler ft Da Mtflh 
Howard ft Nichols . 
Hlbert ft Nugent 
Francos Kox 
Bobbins ft Fulton 
Alvin ft Alvin 


7eeda ft Hoot 
Brooks ft Norrlg -:,. 
Southern & Harvey * 
Cur tin McDonald p 
Sam Ward ' ..: 
"Soa Shore Girk'! •..•;.. 

(2d half , . 
(Same as Sacra- 
mento first half) ' 


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Leonard ft Wright 
Howard ft Lewis., ' 
Clifford Wayne I 

Esmeralda Webb t 
Isabel Miller Co 
Halley ft Howard 
Jupiter S 


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Palace Thontrs Uuiidlag, Near Fork City. 



Esmeralda Webb 2 
Holley A Howard 
Bessls Babb 
babel Miller Co 
Alice Nelson Co. 
Jupiter Trio 

2d Half 
Aerial Eddys 
Allen ft Jones ,- 
Musical SMrleya 
Stroud 2 
Jack Polk 
Little Jim 


Aerial Eddys . . 
Allen ft Jones 
Musical Shlrleys 
Stroud S ' 
Jack Polk 
Little Jim 

2d half ■ 
Klbel ft Paolias • 
Helen Harrington . . 
Maxine Alton Co 
Broadway 2 - '• . ' 


Rosle Rifle Co - 
Rome ft Wagner 
Jess & Dell - 
Georgia Emrnett 
Flagler ft Malla. 

2d halt 
Leonard ft Wright 
Mayo ft Vernon 



Jere Sanford . ' 

Howard ft Lewis* 
Clifford Wayne 2 
Alios Nelson Co 


. (10-11) 
Klbel 4 Pauline 
Helen Harrington . 
Mazlne Alton Co 
Broadway Trio 

Zeeda ft Hoot 
Brooks ft Norrls 
Southern ft Harvey 
Curttn McDonald Co 
Sam Ward - 
■Sea Shore Girls" 


McHyar ft Hamilton 
Fields ft L'Adella 
. Shepherd ft Ott ••, 
Haskell ft Bloom 
Three Ha rvards 

2d half 
F ft D Norman 
Henry ft Bradley 
Arthur Abbott Co 
. Boyle A Patsy" 

Vim Beauty ft Health 


' - Rexo 
Bwift ft Lamont 



Mile Paula 
Helen Staples 
Neville ft Brockwsy 
Ben K Benny 
Maae Olga. Petrova 
Olson ft Johnson 
Bostock's School 


Clinton StsMrs . 
Bspss ft Button 

Ethel Clifton Co 
Lloyd A Wells » 
Anna Bvm Fay 
Montgomery A Allen 
Bessls Clifford 


(Same bill slays Ana- 
tin 11-12) 
Mcintosh MsMs 
Ksaaedy ft Nelson 
Syncopated Stepper " 
Henri Henlere 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Cameron ft Kennedy 


Bonemar - Arabs 
Lucille ft Cockle 
O' Donne 11 ft Blair 
Hahn Weller Co 
Mite Rhea Co 
Avey ft Onellt 
Garcinettl Bros 


Tuck ft Clare. 

Claire Vincent Co «k 
Dunham ft Bdsntrd* 
Rita Mario Co - 
(One to Hit) ■■<•- 
td knit : 
WhtrlMod Kagansr. 
Nora Norlns . 
Sorroato Quintet ! 
(Two to 2il> . ..}/,;?:■: 

MaliaMla .'"'*"-'. 
Sorrento Qulatot " 

Nora Norton* ': 
Bradley A Ardino 

• ' 2d hair <& 
Donbana ft Edwards 
(Two to nil) ' f:: 


Oakes A Desasr ; 
Allan Show,: ;.' . 
Harry Holotaa CO 

Carols • ■: ..' VV' 

Mile Btanea Co ... 
Cooper A Ricard •-. 
Marie Stoddard v 
Leo Zarrell Co 

TUIaU. OaUA, ; _' : 

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(Same 1st half bill' 

plays JJuakOgoe 2d 
half) ~;.7.ipl&j$. 

Stuart A Keeley 
Jessie Millar - 
Rockwell ft Fog 

The Sirens ." -•«*■ :..• 

24 half 
Powell Tisojps * ■" 1 
Hklppef Kennedy A R 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 3 
Basil I.yno Co 
1 Wober GUIs 


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James V. Mona.o has retained bis attorney, 
Abser Gree-berg, . to bring suit for fl.tvO 
against Morris Oast, basing his claim on a 
ISC weekly royalty-salary for a period of 2D 
weeks. John Henry Mears, one of the Cen- 
tury Grove librettists, acting for G est, the 
producer of the Grove revue, engaged Monaco 
and Alfred Bryan to supply the. score and 
lyrics tor . the show, in collaboratioa with 
Mean. Tbo latter suggested the situations 
and the duo completed tbe numbers. When 
Julian Mitchell com* to stage the numbers 
for this forthcoming revue they did not meet 
with his approval after a four days' re- 
hearsal, George ( erahwln and Bud Da Sylva 
being engaged to write the show. 

Nat Vincent, song writer and present pro.- 
fessional manager for Jack Mills, inc., is 
named defendant la a divorce action brought 
attalnat him by Eleanor M. Vincent, ono time 
picture octrees, in whlc** she names, among; 
others, one Babe Francis, with the Hotel 
Richmond as the soeno of misbehavior. Tbo 
couple have been married since ion and 
have so -children. H. 8. Hechheimer repre- 
sents the defense. 

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Harry Jentes. sohf writer, has brought salt 
against Leo Feist, inc., to recover flsd royalty 
the publisher is holding out on him. This la 
for the sone. "I Don't Want to Get Well," ..-■ -^f 
written by Harry Pease. Howard Johnson and 
Jentes. Tom Kvnoedy. an artist, acting 
through O'Brien.: Maicvinsky shd . Drtacol), - , •:; 
complained Pease had appropriated toe Idea 
for the lyric, which he had* originated and 1m- : ,|; ; 
parted to Pease. Tbe authors of tits song, 
having agreed tn their contract to defend any 
lawsuits that may occur on account of the 
sear.'nio each named defendants ia Ken- ug 
nedy's action. Jentes, through Aimer Grech*'?' ;-^ 
berg, however, holds that no publisher has a . -_., 
right to hold out on royalties. 

L. Wolfe Gilbert received a check for ?2, 500 
from the Apex Novelty Co. It m as part pay- 
meat for the ananufaetarlng rights of the plaster 
busts he has been usue; to advertlae his some ..."■•'.; 
"Granny." The buats are reproductions of "ftv> '}}j 
picture of an elderly gray -haired arrandmatber, 
and the Apex Co. Intend to manufacture and . 

sett then in the same manaar used to popular- :.W 
ise the Kewpie Dolls and oUier tbraroa noir in ; : 'jm 
vogue. ''; \''' . V.S9 

Monte Howard has been placed In professional 
charge of Tan Alstyne ft Curtis' Chicago office. 
Haven Gillespie will take care of the band 
and orchestra department. Messrs. Van AJstyne 
and Curtis are expected la town this week, when 
they will locate a local office 

Charles M. Smith, of C C. Church ft Co.. has 
written the i-ore of "Divorce a La Carte," a 
girl act to which Fred Martens supplied the 
book and lyrics. Mr. Martens la also producing 
the piece. Jim Cody Is staging. 

B. B. Handy ,a brother of W. C Handy of 
the music publlshlnsr Arm of Pace ft Handy,, 
is mensgiast. ths company's local office dur- i 
log W. C.'s tour of tbe South as head of an 
orchestra. The latter Handy Is expected back 
In town today or Saturday. .,,.;.' 

Johnny de Roche aw been given charge of 
Irving Berlin's Kansas City ptofasalBpal 
branch. Roy Gilbert haa been appointed man- 
ager of tho Minneapolis office, and Hal Mc- ... 
Oahen ot.the Detroit branch. ■'• :C A ... --: 

If Yon Don't Advertise in 
VARIETYr-Don'i Advertise 

Harry Akst' proved himself the champ song 
wrlter-bUllardist as a result of the recent 
Song writers' billiard tourney, held at Daly's 
the past fortnight 

Shapiro-Bernstein has opened a new office 
In Seattle, with Frank Anderson In charge. 

Howard 29. Rogers' baa left the Flther- 
McCarty staff and la now with rrvlng Berlin. 
His first number with the new .firm is "I'm 
Gonna Spend My Honey Moon In Dlrle." 

The FIsher-Thompeon Music Pub. Co.. of 
Iijtte, Mont., has located a New Tork office. 

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ibeli Pat . 

Ula Ross 
Allan ■ Florence 
Ulen Frank 
Uton Lee - 

Udres Sign* 
^ngle -Bisters 
kjmajjsiig., Pk>e*le 

irtols .Waiter 
tdhtoa".. Florence 

It wood ; , Oar a. 



Bartholome Phillip 
Bates Elvis 
Bellan. Myrtle 

Belmont Kilty 

Bennett C • 

Benson Ben 

Berry Frank > -■■ 

Btesener KaFeno . 
Blllie A Rlthman 
BlakSIy Louise 
Blondy John v - ' . 
Booth Heie . 
Brenen Samnel 
Brldwell Mln O ■.-;. 
Brown. Harold 
' Bro wpey Pete . 
Burke Mr and Mrs 
Burke Mrs B 



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W*ek; ot Dec. 22— Miles, Cleveland. 
Week of; ..Deo. JI9— Rogent, Detro t. 
Week of Jan. B—Orpheurn, Detroit. 
Sole Mansnemeiit, JOHN GOLDEN 

Burton ft. She* . 
Burtwlck Roth r 
Butler Aaelo *■ 

■Calrney Annie 
Cnllan -J. P '.'>•' 
Carpenter Irving.".', 
Carter Rose v, .-- 
Claire A A'twood 
Clark Bobby 

. Clark Larry 
Clarke Jane 
Clark Edward 
Clayton ft White 
Clchan Harriet 
Clifford Raymond •. 
Conrad Elisabeth 
Cook Geraldlne 
Cornell Francis 
Cort Elsie 
Crawford Floyd 
Crofl Kenneth 
Cummlngs Edward, 
Cnrran Chas 

■Cutler Jean 

"Darcey Joe 
- DkVIa Ethel 
Bavia ft Walker 
JS»?- Hal • • • 

iJawson ' 

De Haven itfllo 
Delaney Chas ■■ *■ 

De Lacey P B 
Delmore Addle 
Be Mlcbaele Anthony 
De Rex Blllle ". ™ 
po Rons Thelma 
De Wolf Stanley 
Dixon ft Bowers ft 
,. .Dixon , t ~ 

Denno Paul 
, Do|s TlllleS' -' •'■ 
Dontila Noel 
Duncan ft Cashier 

Eary ft Eary : 

Edwards Jolla •:-.i 
Edwards J W < 

Edmondson Iva 
-Edwards Julia - ' , 
Ellne Grace i "•' 

Esmond Edward ' 
Evans Carol 
Eveland Chas '-. ' • ' 
Evers Geo ' 

"Psixell Taylor Co 

Panchon Edna 

Favall Charles 
.Pay Anna Eva . 

Ferguson Dave 

Fernandes Reba 
.Fields Billy 

Flornnte Cordlnl 

Flahcr Bobby 

Fisher A Co 

Fort DevSey n 

Ford ft Urma 

4 Kings of Tarmony 

Fly Ben . 

Francis Anns 

Franklin J 

Frausette Orma 

Fraser Wesley 

Frederick Flo 

Frilling Freda 

Garncllo Nona ,! , , 
Gntes H . 
Galea Harriet . 
Gehrue Msyno ■*' 
Ocrber Ida 
3tbbs H C 
Gibson Alex 
Gibson Helen 
Gillette Geo 
Goldie Blllie 

Gordon Paul 
Gordon Billy 
Gould Rita 
Grady James - 
Grant Julia 
Grlffln Babe. 

Hall A Norman'.' 
Hall Nellie 
Hall Ray 

Harden G • 

Harries Holly 
Harrah Roy 
Hart Betty 
Henderson Norms 
Hern Frank ■ 
Hester James 
Hlfrgs Cell* 

Hilton sol 
Hlnes Harry 
Hudson Old 

Irwin Flo ! . 

J I a?J»Sean iP,0, 
Johes nvilllam 

Kane Frances' ' .' ' ■ 

KartelU . 
. Keane CbSS ' 

Kearle Edna 

Keargery Diok . ' . .< 
i Kcalktg LA' i .. 
. Keppler Otto. . ■ 

Kimball Maud ' ' 

Kllby Harry 

Klrtchner Hs'ttle v •■;■' - 

Klass Blanche -< '■ 

Kajla Louise ' I .'"*..' 

Klndson P .1 

La Blanc Lee ,., " 

Lseor FVan* " ' 

La Marr Harry 
.. La Moza Bros . . 

Lawrence 4 Reynolds 

Lawrence Bunty 

Le Count Bessl*' "'" ,; i " 

Lee Edna .'i'. > 
.Lee Harriet ' '..-•, - 

Leigh ton Bert ft Frs'nU 

Leonard Jean 

Leroy Pansy' 
r Lb Van. Bobble ,. 

Littiejohn • . 

Lloyd Roy-' . <x-: 

Lloyd Bessie ' 

Lloyd Jack , , 

Lo Henry 

Lohn Margery 
. Loryes James 
•.Loryes James 
.. Lovott . Bessie . . ' 

Lynch -Nan 
» Lynch Witt 

McCann Emily ' 
McCouddey Cap' 
McUee Joe 
McGlnnls Al , : 
McKay Ben 
MoMRsters Frank 
McMullen Peter 
Mack Andrew 
Mack Harry 
Maderln Geo 
Mnntell Richard 
March Almena 
Marks Nat 
Marr Augusta 
kartells F | 

Martin Adeline 
Martin Tommy 
Maxam Emy 
MAyoe Flying 
Melba Pllo 

Mclba Paul 'J ■<: '• ■ • i 
Monlove Edward' 

Herrlmsn Ruby 
Mitchell Elbert . 
Montgomery Elva 
Moran Tom 
Morgan Frank 
Morris Mike 
Mulr Nellie 
Mullaliy Don 
Murray Katherine . 

Nadet Leo " 

Naden Leu ■ 
Nathan Augosts: 

Nelson Jack 
Heilnsoo E 
NewBome Chas 
Noll 8am 
Normand Adele 
NorrJa Howard 
Norton DUie 

Oakley Harry 

Olond Rollo >. ?< 
O'Neill Bros 

Padden J A 
Patterson Signs 
. Palmer Gaston .' 
Parker Evelyn 
PaXterson Geo 
Payton Blllie 
Preasler Dolly 
Pries Leu 
Prltchard I K 

Quirk Wllilsm ' «'• 

Race Titos. - 
Race Ed 

'- Ramsey Estelle ■'• 
Ramsey Edna. .,;. 

" Raymond Cniis 
Reavls Ruth 
Richards Elvira 
Robsrts Nellie 
" Roche Virginia A • 
Rollns .James 
Rose Mae . . 
Rowe Frank " 
Rosell* Marie !,:;. 

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Bapota'Vtda .e - 
.: Sarssetd. Psdriao •: 
- Sohlager Big i 

Hirian Abe 
..Thos ■■■■.*. 
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Seymbxir Grace - 

• Shaw Allan 
Sherman Amelia . . 
Shirley Carol:-- • 
Smith Sbuble' 
Smith Rlae >. •'"' 
Smyths U T 
Stewart Jack . .■■,< 

.: Strong Nellie 
Strand Viblet "' 

. Stuart Austin 
Sullivan Leila. 
Swanstan Arthur 
Swor Jim ... 

Taylor Phyllss 
'. Taylor Marion 

Terry Kale Gibson 
Teurney AI 
Thayer R W 
Thomas Carroll 
Thnrsby Dave 
Thurstenson Earl 
Trtioex Florence 
Trilling Sigrid 
Tucker Cyril 

Vardarcs The 
Valentine Family . 
Van Zlle R P™ 
Van Aiken Alex 
Vance Violet 
Velt Ruth 
Veils Jay 
Vera Basel 

Walters Bob, ' 
Warren Fay 
Weston Nellie 
What to John 
Whiteside Msrjorle 
White Jack 
Williams Ethel 
Williams sy 
Williams Jack , 
Williams Geo 
Williams Harry 
Wood Britt 
Wright Edward 
Wright Jessie 




Blair ft CrysUl 
Black ft White Revue 
Balfour Etenor 

C«fB*d Wayno'8 

Ore* Vtoginis.j '-,,'■ 

Edmunds Glen 

Edwhrts LoDlse 
- ElWott Groee >.:<■>■.,■ . 

lllearn J. Miss 
House "Bill" V ' ' 
• t Howard May: '": •;■.•! 

ICranx Harry .' < 
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"'fielroy Clara 

Melroy Sisters 

Miles Emily . 
.. .Miller- Elisabeth -; ; 
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'• Hoyes Elsie 

. . Parks Em I ley 

."'' ''Saio'h- 'Treses, <• 
Skatelle Bert 

Vierttng June 
Voll«rt Goorgs ■..<■' 

Walker ft : West 
Wilbur O ■ ' ' • ■ 

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. "All Jazz Revue" 8 any^ty Baltimore 23 Lyceum 

. Waeblngton. . v-,i* / -V | ' 

•^Viators" 8 Majestic Hcranton 15-17 Awnocr 

. Bingbsmton 18-20 Inter Niagara Falls N Y. 

"Bathing Beauties" 8 Empire Provfdenc* 13 

Olympic New York. "'V : -r* K r ''>■:•: 

"Beauty Revue" 8 Bijou Philadelphia 15: Em- 
pire Hoboken. '-.'.'"'.•-''■■•>;" .-':-'■-._ 
"Beauty Trust" 8 .Empire Newark IB Csrtno 

Philadelphia: ' ■ .;" ' : ^-^_ .'^JLvi 

Behman 8bow 8 Empire Toledo If. Lyric Day- 
ton. ..''"•. :'-;' './ :V''- ' '-'S 
"Best Show to Town" 8 Empire Brooklyn 15 
Peoples Philadelphia..' ' ' '\ ^i" 
"Blue Birds" 8 Peon Circuit 15 Oayety' Balti- 
more. . ■>* .>* iy..i ''", a ' : * {["'•' '■ 
"Bon Tons", 8 ColurtibUt.^Bw York 15 Empire 
Brooklyn. ''•■'.''!:,''"'" : '". 
"BOltonlans" 8 Jacques Watorbury IB Hartfe 
f* * Seamon's New York. '^' '/•*}'. " : \ 
, "Bowerys" 8 Columbia Chicago 15 Gayety 
■Detroit. -,■'.. ■>•'■.«.''■.'■■? • '.■'■ 
"Broadway Belles" 8-11 Broadway Camden U- 

18 Grand Trenton, 18 Bijou Philadelphia. 
"Burlesque Review" 8 Oayety Pittsburgh. 18-17 

Park Youngstown 18-20 flrand Akron. ,1 - 
"Burlesque Wonder Show", 8 Gayety Detroit 15 
Gayety Toronto.' ; \- '■' 

, ;• "Cabaret OirU" 8 Gayety Newark 15-18 Broad- 
way Camrlen' 18-20 Grand Trenton. ■"-' 


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Playing B. F. Keith's Bushwick Next Week (Dec 8) 
Playing B. F. Keith's Royal (Week Dec. 15) 



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Formerly of Cole & Johnson 

The Originators of Syncopated Songs 

Composers of "Under the Baniboo Tree" "Congo Love Song," "Lazy Moon," -"Nobody's Loojdn' But de Owl and de M66n,'! .rMcMaidtn 
$iththe Dreamy Eyes," "Mandy Let Me Be Your Beau," "Castle on the Nile," "The Big Red $hawl, M "Oh,. Didn't He Rambled and 
hundreds of others. 

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HT^aeks* <**<r * Cadillac Detroit 13 Kogel- . 

wood Chicago. 
Dixon's "Big Revae" T-» 8Iouk City IS 

Century Kansas City Mo. 
'Tollies of Day" 8-10 Park Toungitown 11- 

18 Grand Akron IS 8tar Cleveland. 
iTroUte. of "Pleasure" 8 Academy Buffalo 15 
^tapirs Cleveland, . 

•Vnnok Frolics" 8 Trocadero Philadelphia; 
"Ctrl* a la Carta" 8 Lyrlo Dayton 16 Olympie 

"Girts do Look." 8 Gayety Toronto 16 Oayely 

"Girts from Follies" T-8 Grand Terre Haute 
. 94» Park Indianapolis IB Oayety Louisville. 
"Gtrti from Joyland" S Empire Cleveland IB 

jp fttpx Detroit 
MGtrte GlrU Otrla" 8 Gayety Minneapolis 14- 

1B Oayety Sloui City. 
tHrls Of V a A" 8-10 Bastabte Syracuse 11-11 

Lumberg Utksa IB Gayety Montreal. 
rVJstdct. Crook" 8 Cailno Boston IS Grand 

*Brown-Up Babies" 8 Howard Boston IB Em- 

ptr* Providence. 
ffffM.,. Harry T-8 Berchal Dm Molnea IB 

Oayety Omaha. 
Hayes Edmund 8 Gayety Milwaukee IB Oayety 

BL Paul. 
**Hsiw America" 8 Orpheum Peterson IS Ma- 

■Jtatle Jersey City. 
"Hip Hip Hurrah 8 Miner's Bronx New; Tork 

U Casino Brooklyn, i 
Bow. Bam • Star Cleveland IT Empire Toledo. 
■'Van Babies" 8 Century Kansas City! Ho 18 

Grind Tulsa Okla. : 
Kelly Lew 8 'Gayety Washington 16. Oayety 

"Kewpte Dolts" 8-10 Armory Blughamton 11-11 

Inter Niagara Falls IB Star Toronto. 
"Liberty Girls" 8 Olympic Cincinnati IS Co- 
lombia Chicago. 
"LM Lifters" 8 Lyceum Washington 15 Troca- 

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"London Belles" 8-10 Cohen's Newburgh 11-U 

Cohen's Poughkeepsl. IB Oayety Boston. 
"Maids of America" 8 Oayety Kansas City 

Mo 15 L O. 

Marlon Dave 8 Star A Outer Chicago 14-11 . 
. Berchel Dc« Molnea. 

"Midnight Maidens" 8 Empress Cincinnati U 
Lyceum Columbus. 

"Million Dollar Dolls" 8 Oayety Bostoss IS 

'Columbia New 'Tork.- . 

"Mischief Makers" 8 Oayety Brooklyn IS Oay- 
ety Newark. - , 

"Monte Carlo Girls" 8 Olymplo New Tork IS ; 
Oayety Brooklyn. , 

"Oh Frenchy" 8 Ollmore Springfield IB Wor- 
cester Worcester Mass. 

"Oh OlrU" 8 Peoples PhUadelpbla IB Palao* 
. -Baltimore. 

"Pacemakers" 8 Majestle WIlkes-Barre IS Ma- 
jestic Bcranton, 
; "Parisian Flirts" 8 Englewood Chlcags IS Bay. 

I market Chicago. 

"Parisian Whirl" 8 Grand Hartford 16 Jacques 

"Peek a Boo" 8 Hurtlg * Beamon's New Tork 
IS Orpheum Peterson. 

"Rassle Daule" 8 Grand Tulsa Okla IS Stand- 
ard 8t Louis 

"Record Breakers" IB Majestle Wllkes-Barra. 

Beeves At 8 Casino Philadelphia IB Miner's 
Bronx New Tork. 
' Reynolds. Abe 8 Gayety Rochester 18-17 Beatable 

Syracuse 18-20 Lumbers; utlcm. x 
'."Roseland Girls" 8 Gayety Montreal IS Eta- 
*. pi re Albany. 

"Round the Town" 8 Standard St Louis 14-11 
Grand Terre Haute 16-20 Park led tana polls. 

"Sight Seers" 8 L O 15 Gayety Bt Louis. 

"Social Ponies" 8 Oayety Bt Paul IS Gayety 

"Social Maids" 8 Gayety Buffalo IB Gayety 

■ Rochester. 

"Some Show" 8 Gayety Louisville IB Empress 
Cincinnati. , 

/'Sport Girls" S 1 Haymarket Chicago 16 Oayety 

! "Sporting Widows" 8 Gayety St Louis 15 Star 
,& Garter Chicago. 

"Star & Garter" 8 Casino Brooklyn IS Empbre 

"Step Lively Girls" 8 Palao. Baltimore IB 

.'Oayety Washington. 

Stone A Plllard 8 Star Brooklyn IS GUmore 

■■ Springfield. Mass.- * 

"Sweet Sweeties Girls" 8 Star Toronto U 
Academy Buffalo. 

'Tempters" 8 Empire Hoboken 18 Star Brook- 


"20th Century Maids" 8 Perth Amboy 8 Plain- 
field 10 Stamford 11-18 Park Bridgeport 15-11 
Cohen's Newburgb 18-20' Cohen's Poughkeepsle. ! 

"Victory Belles" 8 Empire Albany 16 Casino 

Watson Billy 8 Lyceum Columbus 18 Vlotorla 

Welch Ben 8 Majestle Jersey City 15 Perth Williams Mottle 8 Oayety Ornat* U Gayety 

Amboy 18 Plalnfield IT Stamford 18-20 Park S^nsis City, Mo. '. . - '' S?-'"-' ■- 

Bridgeport. ' "World Beaters" 8 Victoria Plttsborgh 15 Pton 

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No Cut BaJarles Corrrspondence aollclted fr^m All 8'nndard Acts. 



EMPIRE. -AU week, "Million Dollar Dolls." 
Heat week. "Victory Belles." 

PROCTOR'S ORAND.-Vaudevllle and pic- 

MAJESTIC— Vaudeville and picture.. 





COLONIAL. -Pictures. 


Another Albanian ha. branched oat In the 
theatrical game. He Is Pete Harton. who baa 
Joined the Fmyden Trio, playing small-time 
vaudeville bouses in the East It |s a "com* 
back" for Martoae, a. he appeared on the stag. 
many years ago and retired to go la business 
la Albany. 

The Vatican Choirs made- a hit In their con- ' 
oert In the State Armory, Albany, last week. 
All the Albany dallies), paid glowing tribute, to 
the singers from Rome. A very distinctive audi- 
ence attended the concert Mayor James R. 
Watt, of Albany; Mayor Cornelius Burns, of 
Tray; former Governor Martin H. Glynn. ] of 
Albany, and the Rt Rev. Ed ward F. Gibbons. 
Cathollo Bishop of Albany, occupied boxes. Th. 
singers went from Albany to Boston. 

The entertainment committee of the Elkis hav* 
planned a series of Sunday night entertainments 
to be held In the Elks' Club In Albany during 
the ' winter. - 

The employes of the New Tork State Health 
Department are arranging a picture entertain- 
ment to be held In Chance tor's Hall la the 
Education' Building. Albany, 'early this month 
tor the benefit of destitute children of Albany 
at Christmas time. A tentative date ha. been 
set for Deo. 18. 

The ' Albany Players, the recently organised 
actors' organisation la this city, gave thro, 
productions In the Vlncentlan Institute. Albany, 
las- week for the benefit of the thref American 
Legion post. In this city. One-act plays were 
given by ■ the Albany Players. The play, pro- 
duced Included "Riders to the Sea," by John 
Mllllngton. 8ynge; "The Horse Thieves." .by 
Herman Hagadorn; "The Four-Flusbera," by 
Clever. Klnkead; "The Turtle Dove," • .by . 
Margaret Scott Oliver, and. "I'm Going,'" by 
Trlstlan Bernard. : ! • . ' j V: : *« 
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previous to Its Washington vistt. It was 
noted with remarkable coincidence that the 
Thanksgiving premiere suggested that Lin- 
coln was the first President to lssui an an- 
nual proclamation for Thanksgiving, in lSlt. 
Attorney General A.. Mitchell Palmer, a pre- 
various reader of the play and Drat night box 
boldest* issued the following statement at th. 
close of the performance: "A wonderful play, 
splendidly acted. The mast Impressive" thing 
I have ever seen la the theatre. The Imper- 
sonation of Lincoln Is amailng, the portrayal 

Bookings her. this week include "The Bet- 
ter Ole" and "Twin Beds" at the : Apollo and 
Bertha Kallsch In "The Riddle Woman" at 
the Globe. "The Hiring Line" will visit th. 
shore Dec, 8-10. to , be followed with Loa 
Telle gen in "The Lust of Gold.".* new play 
by Andor Oarvay and Mr .Teiiegen, Den. li- 
lt, all at the Apollo. At the Olobe, Stuart 
Walker announces the new Bolton-Wodehouas 
comedy, "Piccadilly Jim," Wit* "-Gregory 
Kelly featured. \ 


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The premier of "Abraham Lincoln" proved 
very importau to many people during Its 

three-day five-performance run at the shore 

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ACADEMY.-"On the Hiring Line" here after 
He «hort stay In New Tork and favorably re-. 
calved by a small house Monday night Dim 
to good notices business should pick up. CyrlU 
Scott and Laura Hope Crews In the leads. 

FORO'a— "The Lust of Gold," In which Lou 
TeUogeu presents himself and Helen Wars, re- 
ceived Its premiers Monday. Reviewed • else* 
where in this Issue. 

MARYLAND.- Vaudeville. 

AUDITORIUM-Life's contrasts from the 
most- desirable to the lowest depths an cleverly 
shown In this week's attraction, "The Man Who 
Came Back." Arthur Ashley, as the wealthy 
man'* sob; and Adda Gleason, as- the girl, • 
are admirably suited to their parts, which cannot 
be said about the rest of' the cast. 

HIPPODROME.— The management offers a 
good variety bill this week, with Marie Russell, 




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the "Belle of Kentucky." aa the headline* and 
bit. Another act which runs the headline™ a 
close raos Is "A Study of Melody," a musical 
act which la really worth white, something 
unusual la this. house. "A Moonshine Trail." 
with Sylvia Breamer and Robert Gordoa, heads 
the picture portion. Among the other turns 
are Fredericks and Palmer In "The Gloom 
Chasers"; Barnes and Freeman, and Bell and 

victoria. -'The Birth of a Race" la the 
film feature picked to 'head this week's bllL 

OARDEN.-'Thafs My Wife," . a musical 
farce, with a company of 20 and very good 
scenlo s&ecte. heads this week's biiL Also 
included la the hill are Prank Parroa; Hayes 
and Grant; "The Upside-Down Millets"; Kerns 
and Lester la "Home, Sweet Home," aklt. 
"Paid la Advance" heads the photoplays. 

PALACE.— Presenting many laughable scenes. 
"The Submarine Man," the revised edition of 
the "Lew Kelly Show." 'featur lag Lew Kelly, 
who Is' stilt using his characterisation of the 
dope, Is the offering at this house to capacity 
crowds. Kelly is supported by a clever black- 
face comedian and a well balanced cast 

FOLLY.-'The Julibee Girts. 1 * 

GATKTT.— "The Lid Lifters," which has been 
a big favorite here for years, opened up a week's 
stay here to a crowded house and will continue 
to draw weU all week. 


PARKWAY.— Starring Elale Ferguson, "Coun- 
terfeit" wUI be the attraction here all this 
week. . - •.......-■ 

NEW.— Constance Talmadge In "A Virtuous 
Vamp," picture. 

WIZARD.— "Male and Female," a screen ver- 
sion of the drama, 'The Admirable Crlebton," 
to drawing big In Its third week, 

STRAND.— "The Lottery Man," picture, 
fourth week. 

With an unusually large attendance and a 
completely remodeled theatre, the Vagabond 
Players opened their season In their new home 
last Monday night. Three clever sketches, 'The 
Florist Shop," by Winifred Hawk, aa episode 
of propoganda by Robert Garland, entitled "The 
Brotherhood of Man," which appeared a abort 
while ago aa the feature story of the Saturday 
Evening Post," and "Love's Logls," a farce 
adapted from the French by Helen A. F. Pen* 
nimaa. Bolshevik atrocities were realistically 
set forth u "The Brotherhood of Man." The 
a rand Duchess Tatlana, one of the most tragto 
figures in the history of the war, was admir- 
ably impersonated by Mrs. Nicholas Pennlraan. 
The prospects are bright for a brilliant and 
successful season. 

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By LBN Lin BEY . 

ORPHBUM-LOBW.— Vaudeville and dim. 

BOSTON.— Picture* and vaudeville. 

BIJOU.— Pictures. 

BOWDOIN.— Pictures and. vaudeville. 

8T. JAMBS — Vaudeville and pictures. 

COLLAT OLTMPIA.— Clotures and vaude- 

GORDON'S OLTMPIA. — Pictures and 

mour Brown and Co., Gertrude ludley, Mc- 
N&lly, Dlnua and De Woolfe, Dolly's Pets. 

DORF. GLOBB, FENWAY.— Pictures. 

PARK— Another week of "Male and Fe- 
male" film. 

SHUBERT.— Opening * of "Good Morning, 

■ MAJESTIC.— Metropolitan premiere . of 
".oan of Arkansaw." 

WILBUR.— Closing week of William Hodge 
In "The Guest of Honor." . 

HOLT.I9 — Closing week of William Gillette 
in "Dear Brutes." " 

PI TMOUTH.— Another week of Alice 
Brady ia "Forever After," which ts hanging 

up new records tor this house. 

TUB MONT.— "Three Wise Fools" to big 
business. , 

COLONIAL.— Second week of "Angel Face." 

PARK SQUARB.— Opening of Jane Cowl la 
"Jmllln' Through." * 

BOSTON OPERA BOUSE.— Dark for re - 
hrarsato of "Frivolities of Ills." 

COPLEY.— Revival of ■ Hindis Wakes," by 
the Henry Jewett Players. 

ARLINGTON.— "Martha," the opera sung to 
English by the stock company. 

LOW ARD.— "Monte Carte Girls." 

GATETT.— "Parisian Whirl" burlesquers. 

CASINO.— "Bon-Ton" burlesquers. 

TRHMONT TEMPLE— Another week of 
'The Hoodlum." 



MAJESTIC.— Raymond Hitchcock In "Hitchy 
Koo 1S10." The new scale of prices at the 
house makes the week's prospects dubious. 

TBCK.— "Business Before Pleasure." A real 
Joy show and funny. 

SHEA'S.- Vaudeville. 

SHEA'S HIPP.— Pictures. 

OLYMPIC— Pictures and vaudeville. 

LYRIC— Ruth Curtis and Jasz Barid and 

STAR.— Vaudeville and pictures. 

FAMILY.— '"Bie Lost Battalion" and Sergt. 
Omar Herbert's Overseas Jnzzophlends 

GAYBTY.«-"Abe Reynolds Revue." 

ACADEMY.-'Glrts From Joyland." 

GARDEN. -"Maids of the Orient." 

The Majestic has raised Its scale of prices to 
(2.50 top evenings and f/i top matinees. 

It is rumored that Manager Michaels has sold 
his interest In the Star. ■ 

Joseph Savona of Baltimore was arrested on 
the charge of having annoyed and insulted sev- 
eral women at the Hippodrome Thursday night. 
He was convicted of disorderly conduct and 


Despite the fact that Shea's offered one of the 
finest bills of the season laat week, the Courier 
administered a panning to the show on Tuesday. 
Several of the acta were labeled "salacious." 
"vapid" and. 'ia had taste." The hsadllner, 
"Klss-Me," was characterized as vulgar. ' No 
apparent reason to evident for the onslaught, 
although the house management attributes It 
to "critical Indigestion."-. f; •. 

Kathleen Smith, a. trartesquer at the Garden 
last .week, who stated she lodged at "Room 202, 
Iroquois Hotel," was perfectly witling ot let 
bygone* be bygones after one had caused, the 
arrest of Joseph Santo 'and Frank Flna for an- 
noying her on Main street Sunday night. Judge 
Maul was not so liberal minded and aald hs 
would- not , tolerate aueh action. He fined the 



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■ Loew'i . Buffalo' EnterpriBea has been Inror- 
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It aatd the corporation, will be a holdlns; one for 
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MBTKOPOLITAN.-A11 week, Mabel Normaad - / 

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The Detroit - News hax established an 
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Inch, dally and Sunday. 

* One night legitimate shows through Michi- 
gan are doing a big business. 

Allen Broe. will proceed with the- erection 
of their Detroit .theatre to .seat 4,200. .making 
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OPERA HOUSE. -Ed Wynn'a CarnJvaiJ "- .*: " 

PROSPECT.— Payton Stock Co In "The Vir- 

KEITH'S.— Belle Baker, musical comedy 
"Kia* Me." Victor tioore and' Emmn l^lttle- 
neld. Mark and Earl, Ernestine Meyers' and 
Paisley Noon. Jim and Betty 'Morgan, and the 
Ballfot Trio ' 

MILES.— Musical comedy, "Very Oood, Eddie," 
Joseph Oreenwald, Laura Guerlte, Lll Han't 
Dogs, and Mason and Austin " 

PR1SCIL.LA.— Henry Stark,, Gallntte's Mon- 
keys, Hlnkle and Mae, Margaret Ryan, Logan, 
Dunn and Haxel. and Hauk'a Musical comedy 

LOEWS LIBERTY.— Musical comedy "Oh, 
Mike," Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hill, Anthony and 
Boss, Scott and Crlttle, Thiesson'i Dogs. 

UMPIRE.- Rush'a 'iCracker Jacks," featuring 
Frank (Rags) Murphy and Ruby Thorn. 

STAR.— Jack Singer*! "Bebman Show;" with 
'Barry Lander at headliner. 

Nest week's attraction at. the Opera House 
will be Raymond Hitchcock 'in "Ilitcky KOO «(• 

1818." • • = • - ' « . •:. . .:. i;i'.. -»,i?i.' 

Ralph Graves, ess of D. W. OrlfBth's screes 
favorites, is spending a Vacation bars with nli 
parents and friends. 

The Globe hm entered the vaudeville fisld and 
is running ssveral arts in addition to pictures. 

Musio lovars are wall catered to this woelc 
Mlscha Blman, Rsssisn violinist; Frances Aids, 
loading : soprano with the Metropolitan spera 
company, and Jotef liofmann, tbs celebfaled 
plunlsr, are among lbs attractions Haled, 

M. P. Carrlg, manager of tbs Prlsettla. ex- 
hibited the true spirit ot Thanksgiving Day by 
acting as host st a dinner given to performers, 
singe bands sod house Attaches. About nfty 
were present ; and rood cbeer ana fellowihip »*r» 
wel( mingled. t :?:['. 

Manager John F. Royal, of Keith's, Is pulling 
off a new stunt this week In his advertising. 
He omits names of the artists, merely announo- ; 
Ing "a remarkable vaudeville show." Keith's, 
however, Is: an Institution bare, and fail houses : 
wlU probably bo i the rule as usual it Monday '. 
Is taken as an index, 'i-- r'.;.;' ■, ' *"• ?%&*%$ 

Ther Payton atoch company made .a'*- wonder*.' ; 
fully eucccessful appearance in "Common Clay" ' 
at the Prospect last week. The entire cast 
work well, together, and there is a Onestt to '••; 

the staging and effects under the new manage- 
ment that is above the average in stock pro ^ 
ductlons. .».., •-' '-.jri. r '.' 

Their offering this 'week. "The VirginUh,'?: "i 
with SSImar Jacksorr In the title role, should 
draw good houses. 

Belle. Baker Is the headliner. at Keith's this-'!: 
week. This \ w 111 be her third week at tjjta •;' 



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Weavers Claude and Marlon, Rhoda and CTOmp- 
.ton, and Better Brothers. . Picture, William 
Faraum in "Wings of the Morning. " 

8TILLMAN.-AU week, "Scarlet Days." 
' KUCUD.— All week, "Male and Female."* 

MALL AND ALHAMBRA.— Ail week, Charles 
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M. D. SIMMONS, General Booking Manager 

General Executive Offices 

Phone, Bryant 0200 . 




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Colonial, New York, This Week (Dec. 1) 


bonne this season, having finished a two week*' 
ran 'about six weeks ago. 

i Owing, to th« great success of '11m svper- 
productton ■ of "Mala and Female" at the 
Kuclid, it baa been ■ decided to run this film two 
Weeks longer. 

: Gordon Newman, one of tbo principals in too 
tabloid, "Ob, Mike," at Loew's Liberty this 
weelr, is .renewing former friendships and. ac- 
Qualntances here. Newman i* a Cleveland prod- 
uct. •■ ; - ■ 

Ed Wynn'ei Carnival at the Opera House hit 
pie bull's eye Konday night, acrid the Teeeption 
given the prlneipf U and chorus was *Jithu*la.stle. 
Wynn, of course, la Very much to evidence 
(brooghont the production, and this to all in 
fa for of tbo offering.'. Tbo costuming and stag- 
ing are ' magnificent, and with '.pretty girls, 
peal comedians and a harmonious ensemble, 
combined with Bd'Wyhn's personality, the show 
is pot over in great shape. 

'; Much of the success of the Carnival Is due 
to Lillian Pitsgerald lb her character wort, 
Mario OamberelUi, who daace* superbly, ana 
Kdna Whistler, whose singing was well received. 


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ORI'JiBUM.-Vaudevllle. . ,j... 

• EMPRESS.- Vaudeville. •'■•« : 
' TABOR.— Vaudeville and pictures. . 
■ BROADWAY, -Guy Bates Post. In "The Mas- 

DUNHAM.— Tom Wilkes Fioyere in •'Tbo 
Miracle Man." 
Riyou.-Pictnrea. •'• 


Direction, Hughes «V Manvwaring 

AMERICA— Pictures. 
ISIS.— Pictures. 
HTRAND. -Pictures. 
"~OODBN— Pictures. 

>. Celebrating iu first birthday anniversary, last, 
week; the Art-O-Oraf Films. Inc., of Denver, 
became the first producing company to survive 
an entire year' in Colorado, seven other con- 
cerns have been Incorporated in this state, but 
have lasted only a few weeka. 

With the famous Bill Carlisle reign of terror 

-prevalent throughout the meaatala states, the 

. old-fashioned "Hide-silk national bank" became 

popular with female artists bound from the 

far west to Denver last week. . ' 

-.Frans 3. Rath, Jr., organist at the lals, was 
seriously injured in a crash between an auto* 
mobile which he was driving and a passenger 
train, while enroute from Denver to Colorado 
Springs to witness a : football game. Rath was 
accompanied by two frleada, one of whom is, 
dead as the result of the injuries while tbo 
other is in the hospital "sit the point of death. 
Physicians'' believe Rath wilt recover. *■:'■' 

■Jnck Morrissey, Australian whtperacke£ has 
bid goodbye to vaudeville for several months. 
Morriss?y announced he has signed a long con- 
tract with Fred stone, to teach the comedian 
the' art of wblpcracking. 

Sums as high as (100 were paid in advance' 
here for- individual seats for the special per- 
formance at the Broadway theatre for the bene- 
fit of the Actors' Fund.. An all-star perform- 
ance has been advertised for several weeka 

, Edward %* Hyman. general representative of 
the William Fox Theatre Corp in Denver, left 
for Brooklyn Saturday tr become manager 
.Of the Mltche) H. Marks> SUansMheatre. Prob- 
ably Mr. Hyman is the youngest, flbn theatre 

manager in the employ of any corporation. He 
is only 23 years old. Barry McDonald, man- 
ager of the Strand theatre here, has been men- 
tioned as Mr. Hyman's successor. 

During the showing of "Male- and Female" 
at the Princess and Rlalto here last week, 
the managers hit' upon a clever exploitation 
plan. Two Jlons were shown In a cage In the 
window Of the A.'O. Spalding Sporting Goods 
Co. store and were advertised to ibe public at 
the beasts who appeared in the fl'.m. 

Dewitt Webber; owner of the Webber, la re- 
ported to be out of danger following an opera- 
tion in a Kansas City, M«. hospital last week. . 
While Id- Kansas) City on a business mission, 
Mr. Webber was taken seriously IU and an im- 
mediate operation was) necessary. ■;■ '• 


BERCHBL.— "The Velvet Lady," Bee. 4. C, 

e, with Chicago company. Prices will be 
12.50 top here, highest of season. 


Richard Bennett and Adrlenne Morrison, to 
"For the Defense," which played Iowa City 
last week, were injured in a taxi collision In 
that city. The machine was wrecked, b«t the 
players were able to continue o.-. tour with 

the company. 

Lydla Barry, .at local Orphean*- last week, 
refused to appear before a drop 'curtain con- 
taining two peacocks. Stopped show -Monday 
until garden scene drop was dug up. "Pea- 
cocks bring bad luck," she explained to man- 
agement. Miss Barry made a big hit in Dea 
Moines. She says her act (a. single} this year 
"gets across" better than any the hasj been 
in during her IS years in vaudeville. 

Lord Duoaony, .Irish, playwright,, read same 
of his recent plays In an address at Grinaell 
College, Grlnnell, recently. 

dise," drew three capacity nights and. Thanks*. 
giving and Saturday matinees at' the Bcrchel,, 
three days last week. 

"The Velvet ^Lady" at the Bercbel tho Mai*] 
three days this week, playing a split week with 
Omaha. ' Molly Williams' Greatest Show the Drat!-' 
four days. 'A\ 

Princess Players presenting "Help Wanted," 
by Jack fasti Next week, "The Passing of the 
Third Floor Back." . £; 

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Carl Jorn, tenor, and George Kelly, in "Worn-' 
an Proposes,", are sharing top position at th* 
Rrpneuhi, this week. Vode revue, ' 'Miss' 1820,'* 
bonds Empress bill. 'V. ' <& .<■.*. 

Dolly Slaters, in "Oh Look," will play Bcrchel 
laet - three days neat -week. Second attraction", 
of year ait this bouse to pull |3.l!0 top prices,; 

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Rig 'dims this week: RUlto, Constance Blunoy 
in "Erstwhile Susan," first half; Blanche Sweet; 
In "A Woman of Pleasure," second half.' 
Garden, Anita Stewart In "Mind the Paint <Hrl."V 
first half; Jack Pickford in "In Wrong," second 
.half.' Dea Moines, Elsie Ferguson la "Counter- 
feit." first half; Charles Ray in "Crooked 
Straight," second half. •• WE 

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. Tho city fathers .at Indlanola, . Iowa, '. did not 
like the "bathing girls'* that appeared there re-, 
cently with « film, and have passed an ordfc.' 
oaace, J kens log picture theatres and forbidding 
the advertising or presenting of any shew 'that 
would in any manner tend to corrupt the • morals 
of youth." Suggestive, pattens are also barred. 
The City Council Is Us own Board of Censorship. 



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Annette and Lillian Moret te, late of 
trig time vaudeville, pat over some 
lively musical specialties. Squally tal- 
ented on the cornet, -violin and cello. 
these two Bisters add a. feature to the 
performance Lyceum goers are seldom 
privileged to enjoy. 


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y Bob Brister. formerly with Princess Players, 
'Pea Moines, was. tendered a dinner by local 
people -when he appeared In "The Bird of 
Paradise" at the Berchel this week. 

'.-, "A stock' leading mas should no longer he 
ia matinee idol.'' Arthur Vinton, leading man 
With Princess Players, says. "He must know 
how ,to act. as people wont variety In stock 
plays. The question of v hether a lead Is good 
looking, ha* curly hair or makes an Ideal 
Jovcr' is not so Important. Ha can no longer 
'get by' by selling an attractive personality." 

"Laying a film against a live switch caused 
a 42,600 fire at the Colonial, Qrinhell. last 
week. Theatre not badly damaged. ■ 

The new Des Moines, after trying the week 
booking plan, has decided In favor of the ' 
split week. The Garden is booking all big 
films for a week. 

Florence Rockwell, In "The Bird of Para- 

New French Model 

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Colors: White, 
pean*. < nan. rum, Emerald Oreea. Stage 
last, sU.ert Vamp. «tass 1 to «, £ te ER. 

Send for Catalog J. 

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58 3rd Avenue, near 10th Street 


The Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association 

MORT SINGER. General Manager TOM CAR MOD Y. Booking Manager 

5th Floor State-Lake Theatre Bldg. CHICAGO, ILL. 

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the past six years 

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Keith's Theatre bldg., Philadelphia 


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1564 Broadway, Palace Theatre Building, New York . 

/ DM. IS— Tork ud Altoona, r». 
DM. IS— B. F Keith'. 81lt St., N, T. 
Dm. »— Auburn and Syracuse, N. Y. 

S— Tro y end A lb any, >'. F. 
Jan. It— Keith'., 

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The Adams Theatre Co.. De* Moines, haa pur- 

chased the lease on the- Garden. Waterloo, 

low*, and assumed control Monday. The polio/ 

?-'■ ... \«f th* honae haa been changed. Only first nut 

nltna will be shown R, A. Howard will be rei- 

1 manager. 

Jan . If— Keith's, PfOTtd/OM, K, L 
Jan. 16 — Orpheum, Breshly, N. 1*. 
Feb. 8— Bnibwtck, Brooklyn, M. t 
Feb. 9 — AUiambra. H. F. 
Feb. 18— B. F. Keith's Riverside, N. T 

Feb. 88— Colonial, Kite, Pa. 

March 1— Hippodrome, Cleveland, O. 

March 8— Lyceum, Canton, O. 
March IS— Temple, Detroit. Mich. 
March St— Temple, Rochester, N T. 

March t»— Princess, Montreal. . 
April 0— Ottawa, Canada. ' 
April lt^Amsterdam and Schenectady. 
April 1»— Allegheny, Philadelphia, Fa.' 
April Zfr— New Rranswiek and Bayonne. 

definite engagement to big business at Broad- 
way-Strand; "Tba Baauty Market." at the 
Mrdlaon; 'The Wings of the Morning," at 
the Washington.* 

■Sella Alexander" doing capacity at the 
Bhobert-Detrolt. Will Star two weens. . 

Watson -and Cohan at the Qayety. 
"Wonder Show." - 

'Tarlatan Flirts at the CallUao. 


'. 'Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" 
bwJtnes* at the Garrick. 

enjoying good 

•doing Up" at the. New Detroit. Next, 

Kanater k\ ■ Warner of the New Detroit 
says that mail orders alone would take every 
gent daring the two weeks 'engagement. He 
predicts that at s SS.S0 scale of prices for the 
two WMka the total reeelpU will exceed 178.- 
fff, exclusive of war tax. 
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Da«1d Warfleld In 'The Auctioneer" did 
SH.OOi teat week at the New Detroit. - 

At the Photoplay*. It Pays to Advertise," 
at Adams; "Mate and Female," play Ids tn- 

._ Work la progressing on the new Allen Bran,' 
theatre that will seat 4,! 68. « •• W 

John H. Knnsky haa leased a downtown 
piece of property for the erection at n mam- 
moth theatre. Just ho* soon work will start 
depends on' other deals pendlag for theatre 

Manager Ad Miller reported that the 
week WM not, phenomenal financially because 
the top night prion was only two do liars. 
Manteli add r essed a luncheon of the American 
Club Tuesday noon In the interest of the Actors' 
Memorial Fond. 

The season's record for top prices will go to 
Manager Nelson Q. Trowbridge, who 'asks IS 
for. "Cha Chhl Chow," billed at the Marat the 
week of Dec zL The advance sale Indicates 
Haulers ara glad to pay It 

, After three week* of weak patronage the Jack 
fttook left the Majestic, and the honae 
t bank to pictures. 

Wanted to Buy 


doing a tew tricks. Stat* tricks, age, 
clxe and species of animal ; also sex. Otv* 
lowest price for cash. 
F. *aV ttt*. VARIETY, Times Square, N. T. 




ENOLISH"8.-"Flddlers Three"; < 
'Girl," last half. 

KEITH'S. -Vaudeville. 
LTRIC.— Vaudeville. 

PARK,- "8ome Show,""' "Mnstoal Extrava. 
RIALTO.— Vaudeville and plctu 
MAJESTIC— Pictures. 
CIRCLE.— Pictures. 

Coonerwille, lad., picture shows opened up 
last Sunday and ran without opposition from 
the police for the first time. The patronage vu 
only fair. 

Vlricennes was the first Indiana town to 
Its theatres closed because of the fuel ahortagn. 
The oity la In the heart of the Indlnaa coal min- 


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Mrs. Otto Bchats ran away from Mr 
two-year old son to join a burlesque shew. Nov. T, 
this year, according to bis lult for divorce filed 
here. " : •_ ." ; 

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Synge's "Delrdr* of ' the Borrows" and Lady 
Gregory's '"The Jackdaw" were given by the) 
Little Theatre Society, of Indianapolis, at Its 
third bUl at the Masonic Temple, Thursday. 

Robert Maatell and his Shakespearean com- 
pany drew audiences which broke the attend- 
ance records for the season at Engl i sh 's last 



TTJLANK.— "Meytlmr." 

FRENCH O. B.— "Cavalleria Rustlcana" 
and "Palllalse," 'Ties Cloche, de Cornevllte," 
"Lea Huguenots" and "Carmen." 

LTRIC. — Luks A. Scott's Players (colored). 

DATJPHINR.— Stock burlesque, 
.. STRAND.— "The Miracle Man." . 

LI BERTT.— Mabel Norms nd In "Jinx." -V- 

TRIANON.— Anita 'Stewart in- "Mind the 
Faint Girl." 

GLOBE.— Bursas O'Brien In "Sealed 

LAFAYETTE. — Sylvia Breamer and Rob* 
art Gordon la "Dawn" and Leah Baird in , 
rthe Voleane." 


"Flo Fie" 1* at the Tutane next week. 

: Raymond Hitchcock and Marbe Sampter Present 





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The weekly payroll at the French Open 
House la f 11,0ft, with the art temple re- " 
ported making money. ... 

The most talked of picture In months about 
this seotfoa 1* Frank Keeran In "The Vc-rld • 
Aflame." It deals with unionism, labor arita« : 
tor* and the nlg-h oust proposition. Keenan 
wrote the story and enact* it like the great 
artist he In Everybody ought t see It bat 
especially employers and employe* There la 
no partiality shown, with the right panacea 
pointed out for the present unrest It is the 
most vital document the stage or screen haa 
disclosed recently, and ought to mh for 
month* on Broadway. 

"Dp la Habei'i. Room" Is touring the South* 
ere cities, with reports of tremendous busl« 
nesv for, the show. 


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The Lafayette's ptctnre policy include* 
tw-> first ran featwre* of more than five reels, 
with n comedy and Paths weekly. 

Lake Scott end hla' colored blstrlons are 
offering "The Devil In Skirts" at the Lyrlo. 
It Is designated a "proud" society comedy. 

Nlok Lang, formerly of Rector,' Weber and 
Lang, has forsaken vaudeville end I* now 
connected with McCarthy and Fisher In this 

1 Waiter Montague Is the guest of Archie 
Lloyd for the winter month* Lloyd recently 
put chased a beautiful apartment in Hagan 


Fades Matle 
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Baggy, sagging cheeks tightened, putty sacks 
from under eyes removed, wrinkles anywhere 
in face eradicated, blemishes, moles, etc, re- 

Noses corrected - Ne Fate 

No bandage* - N* lees of. 

time from bnsthSM ■ 

Asttss Frw « Pbeae Celt 5*7s 

H«on: Till 7: 8maa> lots' s, m. 

Take elevator to right Inside lobby of theatre 

fou Can Tell Which 

People Have Iron in 

Healthy, Vigorous Folk*— 

City Physician Say* Ordinary Nnxntod 

Iron Will Increase the Strength ef 
Nervous, Run-down PeopU U Twe 
Weeks' Time In Many Case*! 

ONE fdance is enough to tell which 
people have iron In their brood. They 
. are the ones that do and dare. The 
others are in the weakling class. Sleepless 
nights spent worrying over supposed, ail- 
ments, constant dosing with habit forming - 
drugs and narcotics, and useless attempts to 
brace up with strong coffee or other stimu. 
Jants are what keep them suffering and vain. 
ly longing to be strong. Their real trouble 
U lack of iron in the blood. Without iron 
the blood has no power to change food int» 
living tissue and. therefore, rrothinf you eat 
dots you gxKl; you don't get the strength 
out of it When Iron is supplied It enriches 
the Impoverished blood and'gtves the body 
greater resistance to ward off disease. 
Numbers of nervous, run-down people who 
were ailing all the while have most aston- 
ishingly Increased their* strength and en- 
durance simply by taking iron in the proper 
form. And this, after they had In some case* 
been going on for months without getting 
benefit from anything. > 

If you are not strong or well ton owe It 
to yourself to make the following test: See 
how long you can work or how tar you cars 
walk without becoming tired. Next take two 
five-grain tablets of' ordinary nuxated hron 
.three times per day after meals for two 
weeks. Then test your strength again ar.d 
see for yourself how much you have gained. 
There is nothing like good old iron to help 
put tolor in your cheeks and sound, healthy 
flesh on your bones. But you must take 'iron 
in a form that can be easily absorbed and 
assimilated like nuxated Iron' if yqii want it 
to do you any good, otherwise it may prove 
worse than useless. ■ I • : 

■ The Olympic, Amarillo. Tex.-, was totally 
destroyed by fire the ottur day. Two (thou- 
sand nerawna war* seated in 'he house when 
the *rst alarm was given. All escaped In 

safety. * 

Simicnuu'Von: Wanted ins itoonDModjlakoTO 
U out otth« newerortuilc Iron eomnoandi. Onljtithtol- 
<ier loorrsnlo Iron vrodaetalUtMsUr aMtnll*M,dw« no* 
Injur* tht, make them Muk. sor apiet tha itnowlv. 
Tb« msauft-kiKrirurtTitM tueeaaful and ntlralr utl. • 
factory r»»i!t« to entfp»i<ii$let orthfr will refund yaw 
•amy. it li Jup«nr«<i la UUi cltrbyail food druf f uv 

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PROVIDENCE-Music Dept., Hall 4 
BOSTO N— 223 Tremont St. 
PHILADELPHIA— 31 South 9th St. 
WASHt NGTON-9th and D Sti„ N. 
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ATLANTA-S01 Flatlron Bldg. 
BALTIMORE-Muaio Oept, 8tewart'e 
8ALT LAKE CITY— Linden Hotel 
DETROIT— 187 Port St, W. 
TORONTO— 127 Yonoe 8L 
CINCINNATI-«15 W. 6th St. 
M1NNE APOLIS-218 Pantagee Bldg. 

PORTLAND, 0REV-322 WaaWngton St. 
SAN FRANCISCO- 008 Market St 
ST. LOUIS— The Grand Leader 
CHICAGO-434 8tate-Lake Bldg. 
LOS ANGELES- 427 8outh Broadway 
BUFFALO-48S Main 8t. 
AKRON, OHIO— M. CNall Co. 

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were another pair of favorites and were easily the 
class of the bill. Miss Morgan exhibited three beau- 
tiful costume changes, all running; to the decolette 

effect, and Jim looked neat in a well 

Morgan is credited 
with authorship of all the songs used 
by the team and they fit nicely. Miss 

Morgan has plenty of per- 
sonality and handles either 
the jazz of the ballad type 
of song with a nice knowl- 
edge of ballads. "I Know 

Why" threatens to 
become whistled. 

She clarinet aed banjo put then iwas U cooloui ' ncomitlon. Taw m am {eurta, 

lUaacar, Waltar Kattiuaa anaouaoea 
' Loew** Creaceat broke all Its reoelp t record* 
fee* VMfc 

A MloMd picture atar wu featured at th» 
Lyric iw wetlt She la Iria Halt, who wu 
the principal la an all -ebon photodrama, 
• The Homeateader." 

The Lafayette reopened Bunday with a pot- 

. loy of flrat ' ran picture* eioliulraly Bvfe fu- 

duced price*. Abe BeHarman, for muny year* 

assistant to Tom Campbell at the Tuiane and 

Crescent theatre*, la to manage the play- 

' bouse. 

Two new principals added *b the Dauphlne'a 
burleique stock. Violet Elliott arid Joe Perry. 
The Item, which pounded* the Dauphin* for I 
political purposes recently, la again friendly. 

Jack Stewart ta to take charge of the M. 
0. Ooldwyn ofBce ahortiy. 

The Saenger Amusement Co, haa taken over 
the Princess and Strand at Meridian, Mia*. 

The Theatrical Cafe, long a rendezvous tor 
ahow folk, baa given war to prohibition. 

"Whitman and Phennlng are at the Rath- 


, Harry Dann la doing the press work for the' 
Tuiane and Orpheum. . 


ALLEGHENY.,rMcDevItt Kelly and Qulnn; 
Four Melody Malda; Miller and lack: the Tal- 
toe: Leon Gau tier's "Bricklayera": film feature, 
Eua-ene O'Brien In "Sealed Hearts." 

GLOBE. -Ned Nestor and HI* Sweethearta) 
•tore Silence"; Worth Weyten Four: Frank 
Hall; Ted Healey; Reed and Tucker; Hoey and 
Fisher; Hasel Harrington; Dixon, Bower* and 
Dixon. . •- 

NIXON'S GF.AND.-81x Klrfcsmitb Slater.; 
Dolly Grey and Bert Byron; Harry Oakea and 
Co.: Sam Adam* and J. P. Griffith; Lucy B-uch; 
York' * tr ained dog*. . ■ , , i 

KEYSTONE.— Lowell B. Drew and Girt* In' 
"At the Soda Fountain"; Sen wart* and Clif- 
ford; Courtney and Irwin: "Memories." Will* 
Brother*; Alms feature, Pearl White In "Thai 
Black Secret." ' < 

NIXON -Bruce Richardson A Co, ; Margaret 
Young: Froalnl; Four Beneea; McConnell and, 
Simpson; dim feature, "The Price of Inno- 
cence." Last half. Ave acta and picture*. 

WILLIAM PENN— Naialle Ferrari; Frank 8a* 

bin! and Harry Goodwin: Holme* and LeVere; 

Sam Tee Troupe; Wolf and Stewart: Mm. fea- 

' ture, "Flame of the Desert'* iuaat half. Four 

Bard*, four other sets and picture*. 

BROADWA Y.-"Liuian Mortimer and Co. : Mayo 
- amd . Irwin;' Orey and Norman; the Btiauta; 
"The Miracle Han." Last half. "The' Toll 
Bridge" head* the bill of five acta and pictures. 

CASINO -"Peek-a-Boo." . 

TROCADSRO.— "The Tempter*." 

PEOPLE'S.— ''Step Lively Olrla" '. 

BUOU.-"Record Breakers" Co; 
"STANLEY,— Elaie Ferguson In "The Counter* 
felt" . Next week. Mary Pickford in "Heart o' 
the Hllto." 

PALACE.— Will Rogec* In "Almost a Hus- 
band, " Next week, Cecil B. De Mine's "Male 
and Female." 

ARCADIA. -Ethel Clayton In "More Deadly 
than the Male." Next week, Robert Warwick 
In "An Adventure In Heart*," 

VICTORIA.— Viola Dana In "Please Get Mar- 

STRAND.— "The Miracle Man." 

RrvOLI.-'The Miracle Man." - . 

LOCUST. -First half, Dorothy Daltca ta 
•TV Apache." L*at half, "What Every Woman 
Learn*." . 

BELMONT. -First half, "Her Kingdom and 
Dream*."' Last halt, Gladys Leslie la "The 
Oolden Shower." 

COLONIAL.-OIlve Thomas In "The Spite 

Bride." Laat half, Eugene O'Brien ta "Sealed 
Heart*." . 

RBOENT.-Bnid Bennett ta "What Every 
Woman Le rns." 

CAPITOL.— Flrat half, Bryant Washburn ta 
"It Pare to Advertise." Laat half, Cer&ldlue 
Farrar ta "Flame of the Desert" 


"The Five Million." with Ralph Morgan, 
drew well, opening Monday at the Pitt "Ex- 
perience," return, next 

"Betty. Be Good" at Alvln. "Maytlme," re- 
turn, next 

"Flo-Flo" at Nixon. "Listen Lester" next, 
Both played the Duqueme laat season 

At Duqueane this week, "Black and White.*' 
new race drama. "The Whirlwind" neat 

A TBTY. — Burleeque. 
A CADBMT. — Burleique. 
VICTORIA.— Burleeque. 
LOBW8 LYCEI'M.— Vaudeville. 
SHERIDAN SQUARE.— Vaudeville. 

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Direction CHAS. ALLEN 

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Less Than Wholesale Price* 

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You "who know style must ap- 
preciate these smart furs.; The 
most appropriate piece for 
every occasion is here priced at 
one-third less than you would 
have to pay wholesale. - !' 

Special Discount to the . 


JH West 34th Street 
Fur* Repaired and Remodeled 

HARRIS.— Vaudeville. 
GRAND.— Pictures. . 


LIBERTY.-* Pictures. 

Portland, ore. 



ORPHEUM.- Vaudeville. 

HEILIG.-3, "Harry Lauder." j ■ 

ALCAZAR.— Mimical comedy. . 

BAKER.— Dramatic Stock. ' i. ■ 

PANTAGES.— "Dancing Around." . 

HTPPODROMB.— Vaudeville. 

STRAND.— Pictures. : *^ 

LYRIC— Musical comedy. ' • • \ 

AUDITORIUM.— 1, Portland Lyceum Course, 
Opening number. "Emmellne Pankburst." .... 

PEOPLES.- Picture*. .'• 

STAR.— Picture*. 

COLUMBIA. -Pictures. . '- . 

MAJESTIC.-PIctures. ' 

LIBERTY.— Pictures. 


' Carol Holla way baa }USt arrived In the City 'to 
play leads for tho American LIfeograph Co. 
The production in which she will star la "lien 
of Today and Tomorrow." The picture baa al- 
ready been started. 

Clarence Werdlck has joined the Cloverlo 
Films, and will appear In the next production 
fen comedy rotes.. . 

Highway Films In the past week have 

devoting much time to the careful selection of 
mora character* to appear In all pictures. 
Among the new ones engaged } are Charlie Ban 
Francis, a clever comedian; Victor Miller, 
formerly of tho legitimate stage, and Lav em 


v, .>" . * ' •-« 

Local picture operators will hold a ball at tho 
Auditorium here Dec'. 9. """"^ " '■' ■■-•'■. ■ 

■* a « .... .- ; •' 

Joseph Reise la making pictures of the streets 
and people of Portland for projecting purposes 
at this hall. •, 

Strand symphony orchestra has reduced their 
former 25-plece orchestra to. 11 pieces. >. 

The Livestock show was called a success here ' 
last week, with gate receipts amounting to 
IW.00O. Pictures were taken by a Chicago Ann. 

The prices of admission 
have again advanced. 

to all theatres here 

C. O. Vaughn, who want into Kelso, Waah., - 
three year* ago, la spreading out into a little 
circuit • of bis ..own and ■ controls houses" la 
Kalama, Wash.; and Rainier now. Richard 
Charles, of Vader, Wash.,, has a chain of house* '. : 
In small .upper Columbia River town*, which. 
la (he same a* It baa been for some yean. ■ 

To take 20 Wild West two-reel drama* with 
settings In and about The Dalles, the Beaver. .. 
Film, Co., of Portland, 23 persons, has arrived 
in that city, and la establishing headquarter* , h 
for a three months' period or. until the picture* ' 
art completed. Will Frank, formerly of tM« ! V " 
olty, will take leading role*. Fete Morrison, •':. 
former Universal star, will play other pros***' j \ 
inent parts. ;.,....'■; •'■,•.■•' ' ,: •'.'. • ■ • ■■■..;»' ':, 

•rao'e Pfelfer, who starred In tho "Romance ' 
of Portland," was given a year's enrafonjeat 
With the Cloverio>llma. v :". ^ rr ; .*■:■: ; 




Highway Films will have their own sales 
agency and representative' In New York. ' 

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'- The Highway Film Co. has filed incorporation" 
papers for |2S,009. Charlie Franola, ' one ot "4 ; 
America's best, performers oh the legltlnwte . 
stage, Is In town and baa accepted a eontraot 
with the. Highway to play comedy role*. ; .v»?' 



' In spite df the Higb Market Prices an ' 

Trunks and Leather Goods 

We are In a Position to Offer You 

This Model <aa niuetrated) 

Full else (bulge , top), three-ply 
veneer hard vulcanized fibre i con- 
tains IS bangers, laundry bag. 
shoe pocket, five drawers — all 
hand riveted. 

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H BELBKR," "INDEStrdotO" and other make* 
too numerous to mention. 


A call trill convince j/ou 


. 1573 BROADWAY N. Y, , 


ALCAZAR.— 10. musical comedy (took In 
Chocolate Soldier." . • , v 

BAKBR.-'Hobson-s Choice," with Verne. -.FeK 
ton 'And David Herblln. ' -' ' '• '"' 

ORPHEUM.-Vaudev}lle. ■ . , s : 

PANTAOE8.— yaudevtlle. 

HIPPODROME Vaudeville. ->,,-■ 

AUDiTORroM.-park. .- \. '.;:.,. -.'. . ;,; 

LYRIC— Mvaical comedy stock/ ' ..,." 

MAJESTIC— 'The Miraclo Man." 

STRAND.— Miriam Cooper In "EvanscUnc." . -. 
' STAR.— Delbrea' Oossmelli in "Tho -Virtuous 
Model." - ." ■■ . -•■ ;' n ,v.r :i •..' 

COLUMBIA— Juno Caprice and Crolghton Hale 
Id 't)h Boy." : ,":'>•■'••'.'<■• ... 

LOTBERTY.-Marion Davis In "The Dark Star." 

pictures. : - 

Changes In ownership or management of the- 
atres here and In the territory In the past few 
week* have made a alight. difference in local film 
circles. G. P. Hunt recently took over the. Lib- 
erty,- Bedford, formerly owned by. Jensen ds Vcn 
Herberg, and consolidated Its management with 
tho two theatres In Grants Pass, formerly man- 
aged by Alma P. Wolke. The Globe Theatres 
Co., controlled by c. M. Hill, still holds Its 
Interest* unchanged In southern Oregon. In 
eastern Oregon there have been several changes 
in management, but none indicate any general 
movement toward circuiting or consolidation* ef 
. Interests. ' i 


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Somersault Dogs 

State age, male or female, size; also p 

and price of animal. 

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Wanted to Buy 


Must do few trick*. 
of trick*, age and sex. 

B. H. ISO. VARIETY, Time* Square, N. Y 

Reply giving detail 
Also state lowest 




JOE COOPER, Gen. Man. 

Phone: Bryant 

The Most Important Feature of Your Act Is a Good Curtain 

Many a good act is spoiled by a poor curtain. Don't handicap your act. Get ar$ood start. Theatrical curtains in a variety of designs! 

and colors, in velvets and painted sa tines. For sale and rent 

BUMPUS & LEWIS, 245 West 46th Street 

BRYANT 2695 







Madison and Dearborn Streets 

"The Keystone of Hotel Hospitality" 
Offers Special Weekly Rates to the Profession 


—— — 

500 Housekeeping Apartments 

iOt the better class, within reach of economical folks) 

Under the direct supervision of the owner*. Located in the heart of the city, Just off 
Broadway, doso to all booking offices, principal theatres, department (tores, traction lines, 
"L" road and snbwny. ► 

We are the largest maintained of housekeeping famished apartments specializing to 
theatrical folks. We ore on the ground daily. This alone Insures prompt service and 
cleanliness. _ 



Ml ts 347 W*tt 4MB SL Psess. Brysat 6235 

A build in i di mis. Juit completed: elsvater 
astrtaeab arrsstes la suites sf see, tws aid thrss 
men*. wltk tiles tata ass skeetr. Hiss kitekssi. 
UtchnetlM. Thus spirt nun ti sassdr sht» luxury 
knows to siwlsra sslesse. 

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Oes. thru sn< fear r+tm saartaMats, with tit. 
•*•*•«••. trtvatt featk sad tsltssossi. Tke privacy 
tfctte spirt outs art sttal fir Is «» sf .Its at. 
traSHta*. $12.00 Us Weekly 

Address all commnnl cat Ions to M. CU 

Principal Offlee— tsVMB Court, 241 West 43rd Street, New Tork 
Apartments can be sees) evenings. Office in tmeb building. 


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Tel. Bryant 5M-5W-783S 

One Block to Times 8qomre 

The Edmonds Furnished Apartments 

<• " MR*. ©EOBGE DANIEL. Proprietress . ...-■ 

Omitting Exclusively to the Profession. Special Summer Rates from Jane to September 

776r78-40 EIGHTH AVENUE 

. Between 47th and 48th Streets 
Private Bath and "Phone MFW VHRK Offlcei 

to Each Apartment WfcW YUKK ... „ g E , CHT n AVENUE 

Phone: Bryant 1914 

Geo. P. Schneider, Prop. 



Complete for Housekeeping— Clean and Airy 
323 West 43rd Street, NEW YORK CITY 

Pri rate Bath, 3-4 Rooms. Catering to the comfort and convenience of the profession. 

Steam Heat and Electric Light . - • - 10.50 Dp 


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TO 339 WEST 01ST STREET , - Phone CIRCLE 6610 

a olevator. fireproof building of the newest typo, having erery dovice and convenience. 

Apartments are beautifully arranged, and consist of 2. 3. and 4 rooms, with kitchens 

and kitchenettes, tiled bath and -phone 117.00 Dp .Weekly. 

Address all communications to Charles Tenenbaam, Irvlngton Hall. 

No connection with any other house. 


Left Go to. "PETE'S" 

All right, we'll meet the bunch there and get a steak. By the way, did you notice Pete has 
not raised his prices or the quality of his food evon In this new place? Why, ask Freddy 
(Bones) Bachmann. 

<Tbe 13th Chair* "PETE" SOTEROS 







'The Bhubert Gaieties of HUB. 1 ; 
. MAYFLOWER. -Valll Value In "Miss Mil* 

OPERA ROUSE.— Abandon! legitimate for a 
week to show pictures. - 
■•• B. F. ALBEB.-Vaudevlllc, with "Petticoats" 

ana Teen Hal, Chinese prima donna, as bead* 

liners. ..'. 

FATS.— Vaudeville. 

' Burlesque returns to this city next week. for 
the first time In nearly a year and will open in 
Its home of years • ago— the Empire, then' the 
Westminster. "The Follies of Pleasure" will 
be the first attraction. 

A reduction In prices was announced this 
week for the Victory, formerly the old B. F. 
Keith house, and now under the Albee manage* 
ment With the Empire, the former Keith pic- 
ture house, given over to burlesque, the usual 
run of pictures shown there in the past Is 
transferred to the Victory, - The now prices aro 
10 and 1R cents In Iho afternodri, and 10, 15 
and 20 cents in the evening. Evening prices 
will be In order on Saturdays and holiday's, 



LYCEUM.— Lynn Fontaine In "Hade ot 
Honey," first half: Grace George in "Quick 
Work," second half. 

TEMPLE— Vaudeville. 

OATBTT.- "The Girls of the U. 8. A." 

COLUMBIA.— "The World Beaters." 

FAY'S.— Baby Bugs, Rosa and Barnes, 
Stanton and Ames, Arthur Lloyd, The Four 
Aldens, Shaw Family: screen feature. Theda 
Bara In "The Lure of Ambition." 

FAMILY.— Daiyo Tangled Army, Helen 
Brown and Co., Harry and Kitty Bolder*, 
Florence Bandall and Co.. Art Sir th. first 
half; SeVen Honey Olrls. John T. r ,r!e. Hit* 
lor, Parker and Sella Davis and KoCoy, Mln. 
nle Faust and Brother, second bait 

. VICTORIA.— Vaudeville and pictures. 

PICCADILLY.— "Halo and Ftmale," all 

REGENT.— Pictures. 

This week the Temple celebrates its tenth 
anniversary and also the ?5th anniversary of 
J. II. Moore's entry Into the local theatrical 

Outside of the theatres many and various 
kinds of entertainers are being booked In. 
Rochester every week since the cold weather 
sot In. Lord Dunmny, at KiUhorln- Strong 
Hall, Wednesday night, and tho same night 

largest^nd ibest equipped ; " ? 



' u ;PhoneVR jnt^Slpli^i^S 


Between 46th and 47th Streets. One Block West of Broadway ,' 

Three, Four and Fire-Room Hlgb-Claas Furnished Apartments— SI0 Up 
Strictly Professional UBS. GEORGE H1EGEL. Ugr. Phones: Bryant 8930-1 


,.. B J- 


. Pelham Parkway, at Easteheste/ Avenue; and 


Merrick Road, Lynhrook, L. I. Caeqaaled la Oulslae and Service. 
Open All Year Under direction of H. A J. Susskind 




The Caravansarle of the Elect; dining room or the Thespian Immortals: food, my friends, 
as IS food: when we smother onions, we SMOTHER 'em; Friend, yon have not lived if rou 
have not eaten at „....-' 


POTTS, Proprietor 


Opp. The College Inn Opp. The Sherman Hotel 




401-409 N. CLARK ST., PHONE: CENTRAL 8150 

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'A Weird, Attractive, Cosy Little Place, Where Eon Dance la the Soft, Mellow Light of 
Curious Lanterns. • 

Special Attention to the Theatrical Profession. 

Mme. Clemencea u-Jacuuemalro will' hold forth 
at Convention Hall. Maude Powell, violinist, 
and Axel Skjerne, pianist, will be at Conven- 
tion HalL 





METROPOLITAN.— "Up In Mabel's Room," ' 
current. Next, Harry Lauder and "A Prince 
There Was." : ' 

MOORE.— Orpheum vaudeville. 

WILKES.— Wilkes Players, with Jane Morgan 
and Alexis Luce In the leads In "The Walk- 

ORPHEUM.-Levy Musical Comedy Co. in 
"Ole's Thankeglvlng." 

PANTAOES.— Pictures and vaudeville. 

PALACE- hi P. -"Pinched," comedy playlet, 
tops regular W. V. M. A. vaudeville bill. 

OAK.— Monte Carter Musical Comedy Co., with 
Monte Carter. , 

LYRIC— Walter Owens Musical Comedy Co. 

ARENA.-" '40 Show," under auspices of the 
Spanish War veterans, 24-20. 

HIPPODROME.— Dancing, vaudeville and pic- 
tures. . ' 


LIBERTY.— Pictures, Oliver Wallace organ re- 
cital, comedy and news weekly. 

CLEMMER.— Pictures, Guterson Russian or- 

STRAND.— Pictures, Wlnoland orchestra pro* 

MISSION, -Pictures. 


COLONIAL— Pictures. 

LITTLB.— Pictures. 

CLASS.— Pictures. 

Bison, Hush, Atlas. JTackson, High Class, Star, 
Gem, New World, Palace! Imperial, Isls, Wash- 
ington. Dream, lUulto, Fl>\g, Queen Anne, Boston, 
Victory, Union, Ballard. Empress, Majestic, 

Franklin St. 
at Eotaw 


' 65 Koorns 
With Biths 
Special Rates 

to the 


What the 


Needs After 

the Show 





Greenwood, Green Lake, Fremont, Ye College 
Playhouse, Cowen Park, Society, Madison, Home.;" 
Good Luck, Yesler, Olympus, Princess, George- 
town.— Pictures only. 

"A Prince There Was" comes -to the Metro- 
politan next Sunday for a four daya' stay. 
James Qleason, a. former member of the old 
Baker stock company, this city and Portland, 
has the stellar role. 

Midi B. B. Wired, Seattle woman police officer, 
is trying to persuade the city council to build 
or rent twelve dance halls which will be under 
municipal control, assuring the good chara~cter 
of both men' and women attending the hops. 
A big municipal theatre and a number of clnnce 
hnlln under supervision of the city were nd- 
vocatcd by former Mayor Ole Hanson, who 
resigned the mayorship to write and lecture 
on Americanism, ' 

I take pleasure in announcing to my many professional friends that I am now connected with 


As Manager of the New England Branch Making My Headquarters at 

240 Trettiont St. Boston, Mass. 

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When in Boston Don't Fail to Pay Me a Visit 

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Daphnt Pollard, Seattle's own musical comedy 
nar, who la now In tho city visiting her 
parent* aftur a Ave years' engagement In 


TRAM, crackcrjacka, wish to connect with 
musical comedy or Big .Time vaudeville act. 
Adores* D. J. T„ VARIETY. New Tort. 




For trio; one who can sing top tenor; 
harmony; recognized act Address 
GTJTH, VARIETY. Times Square, 
New York. 

London, vill be Princess Daphne at the Doll 
Show to be staged at the Arena, Dec. 11, 13 
and 13. It Is planned to raise $30,000 for the 
Mother Kyther Children's home ' located here. 
The Cornish and Douglas schools will provide 

-the entertainment with vaudeville numbers. 

t '.■ - -.. ; u '■: '■■'■: '.. ' 

R. R. Pratsch la building a new picture the* 
at re in south Tacoma, which will be one of the. 
flnett houses •(suburban) in the, Northwest. The 
coat Is given as 183,000, and it will have a seat- 
fng capacity of 000. 

.Larry Yoell, Seattle manager* for McCarthy a 
Fisher Music Publishing Co., left Wednesday 
for San Francisco, accompanied by hla wife. 
Through some disagreement <wltb the Prison 
office, Mr. Yoell resigned as manager here, and. 


Facial Surgery, Dormetology . 

Bate reopened mr of- 
flcri in Chicago after re- 
turning from CHANCE la 
Wat Facial Surgery. Mj 
13 roam In ficui 
BUBOERY and Army 
Benlce eniblea me to 
Offer Greatly Improred 



rected without Scar. 
and Facial Defect*. No daraffln used. - 

Phese: Cast isss iso N. stats St., Chicago 


Velvet Drop 

State .fctfty color, weight and lowest 
"price for eash. 

FOR SALE — Western Drop 
with two-leg Drops. 


5457 Ashland Avenue 




It Is understood,, will return to the. Feist concern 
In the California city. ..,• ',-.-. 

Spokane now bouts of one of the finest pic- 
ture -studios la the country outslue of Cali- 
fornia and New York city. The Chamber of 
Commerce there and the business men and 

Citizens In general are lending the picture 
people every possible assistance, . and, as a ' 
result, picture* are being made at a cost much 
lea* than Is possible in other places. 

The Lodge Cabaret, 4th and "WesAtake, now 
ana a real revue show to amuse pstrona of that 
place. la the east of the new roster la Elsie 
Brosche, a well known vaudevIlK performer; 
Lawrence Ortb, formerly with the Levy Musical 
Comedy Company at the Orphenm: Irene Eagan, 
Kitty Branch, Babe Walred and Florence 
Kno wet*. < 

Edward 3. Ftsber vaudeville circuit is send- 
ing out a number of road show* in addition to 




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846 Eighth Ave, Near 51ot Street 

CIRCLE 7239 



for Photographic Reproductions unless I can give you work which la AS GOOD 
OR BETTER THAN THE ORIGINALS, In fact, this is the only condition 
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pause order. 


Was a Sensation Yesterday at the 

1 B. F. Keith Theatre 

In His Act, "Dollars and Sense." Mr. Brooks 
Proved Himself One of America's Best' Actors . 

Charles {Charlie ) King 

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'Showed Cleveland the Most Gorgeous Production 
Ever Seen Here in Vaudeville. 


Exact copy of house ad. as it appeared in Tuesday morning's Cleveland 
"Plain Dealer" after Mr. Brooks' opening there, Monday, Nov. 24> for 
a limited tour of the Eastern Keith theatres. (First time in Cleveland.): 




11*1 BllOADW.AY 

(Near Rlaltn) 

140 WEST 4?th ST. 


»-g£ NEW ST. 




At 1557 Broadway — Automat Restaurant Bid g. 
Special Courtesy to Theatrical Trade 














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their regular vaudeville bookings. Bcelnolng 
Mat Sunday a road show la being sent out over 
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul line 
through Washington, Idaho and Montana, A 
new show will be sent over this route every 
week. The N. P.. O. N. and other rail lines 
will be handled In a similar v This ar- 

rangement will provide entertainment for a 
number of the smaller towns and cities which 
are ahow hungry, but which are passed by in 
the routings of the shows aent West from New 
York and Chicago. 

Work will begin soon on the new $400,000 
concrete stadium to be build on the University of 
Washington grounds overlooking Lake Wash- 
ington. It will have a aeating capacity of 
TS.000, and will outrival the famous Tale 

"bowL" Outdoor fetes and civic pageant* will 


A nnounces That the 


Is Under the Management of a First Class De- 
signer. GRACE KENNEDY BURKH, Specialis- 

Superior Workmanship Assured 


557 Fifth Avenue, at 46th Street 



Steam.brp arcomoAattens arrange. c> all Unas, at Mala Oeao* Pitoee. B e ats an going 

very falls arraatg. early, foreign Money boaght and sold . Liberty Boada bought aad sold. 

PAUL TAUSIO * SON. MM East 14 tb St.. New York. Phone: Starvetaat «13«-filS7. 







Central 1801 



JOe-WI Btato-Iillw Building, Chicago. 

IRENE DCBCQVKt Formerly with 
HAZEL RANCH'S* Edith StrlrkUnd 

Tail Cent. ISM 

"ELT The Jeweler 


—Special Discount to Performers — 


Stato-Lakn Theatre Bldg. Ground Floor 

The Sweetest Applause la the World 


Flowers Wired to All Points. If Tou Want to 

Remember Your Friends on Their Opening. 

Wire Ua aad We WUI Wire the Flowers. 




Phone CENTRAL 6306 


make the howl self-supporting. The associated 
student body will build the big stadium with- 
out any outside help. They have on hand $65,- 
000 to start work on the tint unit It Is 
planned to have the first unit ready for the 1920 
athletic season. 

John W. Consldine, former head of the old 
Sullivan A Consldine Circuit, Is In the city oa 
a vlalt with friends and relatives. 

The Mission Theatre will soon be rased to 
make way for a modern business block. Tb* 
house is a link In the chain of Northerwestera 
houses controlled by the Greater Theatres 
Corporation, this city. • .• 

The Empress, Ballard section of the city. Is 
now utilising vaudeville acta oa Saturday and 
Sundays. The Fisher agency provides to* 


Sir Harry Lauder comes to the Metropolitan 
Dec. 4 for four days. 

Orpheura vaudeville at the Moore t* draw- 
ing so well that seats are sold out 10 days to 
3 weeks In advance. 

Work Is progressing on the new Varsity theatre, 
near the University of Washington and the 
new Olympus In West Seattle. A buildings trad* 
strike held up all operations for a couple of 


WIETING.-A1I the week. "Kerry Mary 
Brown." A regular old-time musical comedy, 
the Btirt that was In vogue before the "intimate" 
typo was Introduced. It'* funny, pappy and 
tunelal, - with pep predominating. It bids fair 
to hat a successful career. Vera Mlchelena. 

Broadway Front Office 
for Rent 

Soluble for Responsible Vaudeville Agent 

Kahn & Bouman 

502 Putnam Building 


Charles Judels, Ben Mulvey, Lynne Overman 
and Ruth Maboe are the players whose work 
stands out. Special matinee for Actors' Fund 
on Friday. 

UMPIRE— 1-2. Franklin Minstreis; 81, dark. 
'Last half, "Made of Money." 

BASTABLE.-Flrst half. Cooper's "Roseland 
Girls." Pin a ribbon on this production, for 
It's one of the brightest flowers to grow in the 
Columbia garden this season. Wherein It dif- 
fers much from the same show last year. Harry 
Coleman and Bert Lahr share comedy honors, 
' Coleman doing his old tragedian and Frisco 
dope, while Lahr offers a Dutch comic. Both 
have plenty of new material with which to 
work. Lahr scores with his "note to wlfey," 
his .vamp hit. and the "bootlegger" stunt is 
also a knockout Kitty Mitchell head* the fem- 
inine contingent Her souse, her "John." her 
hold-up and her kid Impersonation while singing 
"Freckles" are fat with applause. Stella Ward 
la a peppery soubret, Beatrice Darling a pleas- 
ing Ingenue and Mattle De Leoe a good second 
woman whose form la her fortune. The women, 
however, are shy voices. The chorus makes 
this up to soma extent but the real melody 
honors go to the "California Trio." Their best 
number is "That's Worth While Watting For." 
The production has a lavish dress, the costume* 
measure op to the standard set by the scenic 
effects. The opening number— eight minutes of 
melody-i-ls close to comic opera's standard. 
Last half, dark. Next week, first half, "The 
Girls of the U. a. A." 

TEMPLE.— Vaudeville. 


STRAND.-Flret part, Norma Talmadge In 
"The Isle of Conquest" One of the best Tal- 
madge pictures of the season. 

ECKEL.-Flrst part, William Farnom In 
"Wolves of the Night." A typical Faroum 
vehicle, similar In many respects to his "The 
Jungle Trail." 

BAVOY.-Plrst part, "Strictly Confidential," 
pleasing Ooldwyn offering. 

; TOP.— First part, "Desert Gold," one of the 
best Zane Grey story films. 

Harold E. Manypeany, of Philadelphia, will 
be treasurer of the new B. F. Keith theatre In 
thks city when It opens late thl* ^nonth. Wil- 
liam J. Tubbert of this city will head the active 
box omce force. Tom Dowries, now with the 
Crescent here, will be stage eiirr«.>nier for the 
new bouse. Mr. Downea was with the old Grand 





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Trunks. $10 aad SIS. A few extra Urge Prop- 

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Sit) State-Lake alldg.. Chicago. UI. 

Ask Any Act 

that has thl* »Umr» 

on their music what 

the dhTerence Is, 

Price aad RESULT. 

Our patrons are our 

refweaee * . 

L. L. TasBargh. Mgr, 

1S4S Broadway. 

New York City 

Wanted— Partner 

Understander for hand A hand act. Mast 
be clean cut. nice appearance aad aot over 
119 poands. Address, JIM, care of VA- 
RIETY. New York. 


Marionette Worker Wanted 

Must 'be clever and have flrst<class layout: 
Immediate engagement In New York City. 
Address H. P. D., care of VARIETY, N. T. 

opera house here when Keith's had that the- 
atre. L R Broder -will be head usher. 8cth 
Whipple will be the house's press agent Addi- 
tional appointments 'by Manager W. Dayton, 
Wegefarth will be made next week. The price- 
scale and the number of acts the theatre will 
book are as yet undecided. Workmen are rush- 
ing the interior finishing, and should have the 
Job completed in about two weeks. 

Grossman Pictures, Inc.. of Ithaca, has com- 
pleted the Margaret Marsh feature, "Wits vs. 
Wits," and the studio staff has been given * 

- VARIETY ' 3. ' «K- 

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In "A Southern Breeze of Harmony and Comedy" 



Management Chas. Bomhaupt 

Personal Direction AL Striker 


BA880 and MANAGER 


It's that 
at night 

Because Piso's brings 
hours to those so- 

comfort in midnign 

r.oyed by coughs and 
distressed by inflamed throats or 

A standby for 55 years. Hare It 

handy in the medicine cabinet for 

use at the very first indication of 

throat troubles. 

30catyevrdruggitt']. Contain* no 
'.opiate* Goo/for joung and old [ 


for Coughs K Co] ds 

week'* vacation. They will report on .Dec. 10, 
when work on another JJansh feature will be- 
gin. Stetea*' rights to "A Million Dollars Re- 
ward," far which Pathe cancelled tta contract, 
are now being sold. Foreign rights went to tha 
Export and Import Film Co. and : Canadian 
rights to -Regal Films. Aywon Films secured 
the New fork right*. 

Two old Syracuse favorites wilt, bit the city 
this week with "Made of Money." One, Frank 
Wilcox, is leading man of .the . Knickerbocker 
Players, who bold forth annually at the Em- 
pire. .The other, Leander Blander, played leads 
some years ago with the Katharine Rober stock 
company at the Bistable, 

The 'Park Players at the Park, Ut lea, are 
giving "What's Tour Husband Doing?" this , 
week. The Lumberg, mica, had "The Bird of 
Paradise" on Monday and Tuesday, Grace 
George In "Quick Work" on Wednesday, while 
for the last half tha "Roseland Girls" was the 

Convicts at Auburn Prison had two treats 
on Sunday by courtesy of local theatres. In 
the morning "The Miracle Han" was filmed, 
with the Burtia Grand orchestra giving the 
musical program. In the evening vaudeville 
acts from the Burets Grand and "The Virtuous 
Model," picture, formed the program. 

So thorn and Marlowe opened, a three-day en- 
gagement at the Wletlng here 'on Thanksgiving, 
but the Initial performance Thursday night was 
delayed until 10 o'clock owing to transporta- 
tion difficulties. The company, coming here 
from- New Haven, did not arrive until T o'clock. 
To pass the time, members of the company put 
on an impromptu vaudeville program-, with 
Julia Marlowe In readings as the headline r. 

Mr. Bothers at Its conclusion announced that 
those who were, dissatisfied would have their 
money refunded, but only a mere handful 
•walked out. The Shakespearean raponesvts 
played to a 13 toss, but business failed to come 
an to expectations. " ■ 

The Post-Standard editorially called It a 
"cultural event," but bluntly said "they charge 
tee much. The Post-Standard but recently 
regained the Wletlng advertising. 

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Members of both the Sothern and Marlowe 
and "Tiger. Tiger" companies were booked for 
-Toronto after Syracuse. Owing to quarantine 
measures the players were vaccinated here 
sgainet smafthag. While there- Is no health has 
against entering the Dominion there Is one In 
force against re-entering the United States. 

Princeton University's Triangle Club will pre- 
sent "Tht Isle of Surprise" here on Dec. ID. 

Mystery continues to shroud. the whereabouts 
of George P. Grey, proprietor of the Beatable 
Cafe and patron saint of an burlesques*, who 
dropped out of eight here in May. According 
to recent developments, when Gray disappeared 
he left considerable unpaid debts. Including 
heavy notes. Holders of the htttcr are seeking 
to recover from his wife. 

Ithaca theatregoers on .■ Thanksgiving con- 
tributed |S1S. IS to a city fund which will be 
used to fight the white plague. This Is double 
the amount raised in 1917 and ,11 14, more than 
was contributed last year. The Strand patrons 
headed the list, with the Crescent .second and 
Star third. 


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Stock, having come here from an engagement 
with the Wilkes Stock in Seattle. 

Manager Quaghottl, ef the Colonial, will show 
tbe Metre features and also the Nasi move pic- 
tures. "Lombard I, Ltd.." Will be 
shortly. .,.-.., 



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ing new theatre at Albany, Ala., Christmas 
day, matinee and night; wilt buy unt right j. 
must be high, class. Address D. M. FIXLET, 
Albany, -Ala.: P, O. Box SOS. " * ; ^-; 


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Pacini Massage' (six treatments, S5.00) 1.00 

Scalp Treatment (six treatments. SS.00>.. ............... i.oo 

Marcel Wave with Hsirdrets Jit 

Bobbed Hair, Marcelled aad Curled .80 

Special Department for gentlemen's Scalp Treatment. 

Mme. Polly, 216 W. 42nd Street 



EMPRESS.— Empress Player*. 

AVENUB.-Dtc d, 8,: «, .."A Prince There *. 
Was," with James Qleason, 

ROTAL.— Pictures. " 



COLUMBIA.— Hippodrome vaudeville and pic- 
tures, changed twice weehly. 

cert by Gladys Phillips and Margaret McCraney, 

ARENA.— Ice skating. ■■, ■ . ..,-.- 

The Progress theatre, a neighborhood picture 
house, Is now under the management ef J. 
Gow, of the Eroadwav. 

George Cleveland Is now with the Empress 


Where we wilt cater to the theatrical profes- 
sion with all the latest creations at prises 
that will prove most Interesting. Small sizes > 
a specialty. 

Irving and Edward Oumbcrg at year stilus 

Beautiful Eyes are 
Rained with Disfiguring 
Wrinkles, ugly Crows- 
feet or unsightly Flahby 
Skin and Furrows, finch 
disfigurements removed 
Immediately — no> visible 
trace left. .', * 

Call et> 'Phone' 

Dr. Pratt 

«•> WEST Still ST. 

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Direction TOMMY CURR AN 

Starting Week Dec. 1st— VICTORIA and BOULEVARD, New York City. 


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508 Pantagei Bldg. 

JACK CROWLEY, Providence, R. I. 

18 Belknap St. 
H. ROS8 McCLURE, St. .Paul, Minn. 

Emporium Mere. Co. 


Garrick Theatre Bldg. 

JOS. L. MANN, Denver, Cole. 

420 Barth Block. 

SIDNEY .KLEIN, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 

AL. WORTH, Cleveland, a 

Fourth and Prospect St». 

ED. EDWARD8, Philadelphia, Pa. 

35 a Ninth 8t 
HAL. M. KING. Kansas City, Mo. 

Gaiety Theatre Bldg. * 

BILL HALLETT, 8L Louie, Mo. 

422-3 Holland Bldg. 

JACK LAHEY, Boston, Mae*. 

218 Tremont 8t- 

Whitmore Apti. DOC HOWARD, Cincinnati, 


AL COOK, 1562 Broadway, New York 
(Next to Palaee Theatre.) 


25 Detroit Opera House 

R088 McCLURE, Minneapolia, Minn. 

217 Pantagea Bldg. 

GABE NATHAN, Lot Angeles, Cal. 

Superba Theatre Bldg. 


2-3-4 Arthur St., N. Oxford St,. W. C. p. 

BARNEY HAGAN, 8eattle, Wash. 

500 Montelius Bldg. 

621 Main St B. Mi FREUND, Pittsburgh, Pa., 847 Fifth Ave. 

The Palace, formerly the Alcazar, and re- 
cently playing pictures, la now closed. It was 
built for stock, .and la a neighborhood house. 

For the week of Nor. 17 the Empress Stock 
Company played In "The Little Teacher," which 

Ka very large cast, Among the children' ap- 
ing In the play were Edythe BoyaL Junius 
Collins, Marie Balnbrldge and Violet Armstrong, 
all children of different members of the com- 
pany. Also In the cast waa Mary Fletcher, a 
Slater of the leading 'lady, MUa Elliott. 
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Late of England's greatest dancing acta 
"Bight Lancashire Lads," "The Jaion 
Troupe," "Bight Saxones" and prior to en- 

- listing with "The Brlacoe Four," which 
toured the Keith Time under the direction 
of Harry Weber. My qualifications. Sing- 
ing and Dancing, Plana Accordion, Saxo- 
phone, and lota of Pep. Address, car* of 

; VARIETY, New York. 

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. Telephone: FRANKLIN 8M0 ( 

James J. Breckenridge 

, Attorney and Counsellor to the Profession 
Member of Chicago Bar Assn. 
Illinois State Bar Assn. 


BONO WRITERS! A membership In the W. 
P. A. A. Is the only thing which will help yoa 
to success. Endorsed by leading publishers. 
Many benefits. Low dues Send stamp for 
particulars to MR. WARD, Secretary. $61 West 
83d St., New York City. 

WASHING! Off, D. a 


KEITH'S.— Vaudeville. 

NATIONAL.-Conslderable Interest manifested 
In the appearance of Otis Skinner Monday la 
his new play. '.The Rise of Peter Barton," by 

Mrs. Skinner and Jules Bcksct Goodman A 
brilliant audience waa present, and the cast, 
which Includes O. D. Clarence, aa English actor 
especially engaged and imported for the role; 
Mary Shaw, Ruth Rose. Madalya Kent, Thur- 
low Bergen, Robert Ames, William Bonellt, J. "T. 
Challee, Walter F. Scott, scored individual auo- 
cosses. Reviewed elsewhere la this Issue. 

SHUBBRT-OARRICK. — Joke Drink-water's 
"Abraham Lincoln." First regular Amerloaa 

POM'S.— "May time," about third visit The 
east la headed thla season by William NorrU, 
Carolyn Thompson and Motrin Stoke*. Teddy 
Webb and Arthur Albro alas appearing. 

SHUBERT-BELA8CO— "The- Unknown 
pie," with George Probert; second time, 
first ahowlng here last season. 

COSMOS.— "The Financiers"; Carlisle 
Homer, Klase and Termini. Ed Janla Revue, 
Aerial La Vails. Smith and Bllvala, William 
Slato. ' Feature Aim. 

QATBTY.— "Burlesque Review." 

LYCEUM.— "Beauty Revue." 

LOEWS COLUMBIA.-Blate Ferguson hi 

LOEW'S COLUMBIA.— • The Mlraole of Love." 








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Booking Best Clubs. Producing end Staging Bevaes. 

MOORE'S BIALTO. -Charlie Chaplin la hU 
latest release. "A Day's Pleasure." 

madge In "The Isls of Conquest." 

MOORE'S STRAND.— Ora Carew In "Under 
Suspicion. " 

MOORE'S GARDEN.-' Mile and Female," 
third week. 

The Waahlngtoa "Herald." dally, again suc- 
ceeded la "mitlag op" the theatre announce- 
ment* Two .weeks Jn succession pictures show* 
log at one house have been advertised aa ap- 
pearing at another theatre. The same thing has 
also happened* la connection with a legitimate 

Wllkto Bard 

hsads the blU at Keith's this 

Charles H Thomashefsky, recently discharged 
from the 79th Division. Is now treasurer of the 
ShubertrOarrlck. Mr. Thomashefsky had been 
with the Shuberts far a number of years previous 


ACTS, sketches, talk songs. 

Written to fit your personality. 

Originality and quality guaranteed. 


to hi » entrance Into the army. Jack Edward a, 
manager of the house, also haa been with the 

Shuberts for a considerable time. 




Chicago's Most Beautiful 

Booking High Class Refined 

41 Act must be reflned and measure op te 
a standard which wilt be appreciated by 
the highest ciaas of patronage. 

If your act meets with the requirement* 
above, communicate and state full particu- 
lars to FRED HURLEY, Stage-Director. 



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Friend Maggie Seat 

Owing to the shortage of 
coal and winter coming on, In 
order to keep warm Timmle 
and I took the "Sun Route," 
finishing February 3 In Cleve- 
land, Ohio. , 

"Ton know, now It la with 
me, Timmle?" 

Next Week, The Broadway, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

"Chappie" took three bowa 
and an encore on his Thanks- 
giving dinner. If yon don't 
believe it, ask "Chic Harvey," 
the Secret Service Man. '. 

Direction FB AMI EVANS 



Wizard of the Harp 


Argyle Theatre 


On His Return to Europe 






"In Two Beds" 

Direction, FRANK EVAN8 


Friars Club 
New York 


Howard Martelle Please Note. Stop at tbe 
Next School House. 



Eccentric Guitar Comedian 

Direction, HARR> A. 8HEA 




In a New Act 


Address, care VARIETY, New York City 


Direction. MORRIS & FEIL 

Playing Delmar Time 

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Aa artistic combination of Song and Story. Introducing their own song hlte 




the same wife, WOW1 And no sign, of a 
different wife, OH I ' •— 

And the priest that married a* said, 
"may you live : to be a hundred." LOOK 

And if we live that long who'll BOOK 



permission of our two kiddle*. 

-Dee. 8-10, FoU'a SprlngSeld, Mae*. 

Dee. n-13, Poll's, Worcester, Mass. 




• We nave the 
Now all we have to do la 
Teach It to Sing 

COOK and OATMAN Loew Circuit 

Direction MARK LEVY 


Favor, H." J. 
Dear Sir,:— 

Business Is bad, aa I can only play 
"singles" and my aodlenee likes to see 
more people on the stage. What can I doT 
Baddc Reporte. 

Have the alley next to the theatre widened 
so you can get teams- In there. 


Mom Tinio 

Direction Mark Levy 

Then I say— 

"You'll be GLAD to 

HAVE me 

When WINTER comes 

so I can 


on your BACK" 

"ROCK OF AGENTS"— for Bowa 


Direction MARK LEVY 





Lone Island 



World's Greatest 






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Direction MARK r.EVY 






Touring the foremost theatres of the 
South in the star role of "SCANDAL" 
Booked for return engagements fol- 
lowing her 

(Next season, on Broadway, In a now 
play being written for her by Mr. 











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Bert Savoy and Jay Brennan, now en tour 
with Raymond Hitchcock, have accepted an 
, onrarement with the Roma-New York Pic- 
ture nod will go to Italy for seven weeka at* 
tor their tow. 

VaeJrlo* Tonrnanr haa purchated from the 
K W. Aronaon Agency the picture rights te 
the book. "The Qlorr of Love," by Pan. 

Alias Dwan haa purchased for hie next 
Itayfiawer production "The Scoffer," an orig- 
inal story by Val Cleveland.' 

P. A. Chue haa ncoeeded William Elsen- 
nardt, reattiied aa comptroller for Hallmark 
Pictures. Mr. Blaeohardt will enter the pro- 
duction Held. 

Virginia Brown. II 'year* of are, haa been 
apprenticed by her parenta to Universal 
Pllmj. During tier apprenticeship she Is to 
be trained aa a picture actress. The papers 
war* filed In the New York County Clerk's of- 
fice last week. 

Allan Dwan haa,- started Aiming William Al- 
len Whtte'a novel, "In the Heart of a Fool." 
sUry Thurmaa Is playing the leading role. 

John W. McKay has been appointed general 
■BUnger of distribution for Mayflower Films. 

Myron 8eltntck last week acquired the 
screen rights to Edith Bills' play. "The Folnt 
af View," and "The Pride of Patricia." by 
BUsnbeth Redtteld. 

Houdini'a second P.-A. Picture, now film- 
ing under the working title of "Salvage." will 
be released nnder the name "Terror Island." 
Arthur B. Reeve and John W. drey wrote 
the story- Jamea Craze directed. The cost In- 
cludes Jack Brammall, Lfla Lee, Rosemary 
Theby, Wilton Taylor, Bugene Pallette, Ed- 
ward Brady, Frank Bonner and Fred Turner. 

Kalda Carle haa been engaged by Marshall 
HeillM to assist Bddle O'Hara in the West 
coast publicity work. Neillan hat. appointed 
William H. Bomb, formerly studio manager 
for F. P.-U In New York, to a similar capac- 
ity With Neillan Productions. 

Claude Mitchell will direct 
a Will" for Brentwood. 

"Where There's 

Joseph de Graseo will hereafter direct Sea- 
sue Hayakawa. 

Richard Tucker has been signed with 

Mies Welch will appear opposite Bessie 
Barrlscale in "The Luck of Geraldlne Land," 
by Kathleen Norris. 

Lloyd Hughes has been signed for a long' 
term period by Thomas H. Ince. 

Lucy Cotton joined the International forces 
last week. ' '■■''*■ 

Edward Joss will direct Anita Stewart In 
bar next release, "The Fighting Shepherdess." 

When Charles Ray starts on his First Na- 
tional contract as head of his. own company 
Bob Wagner will write his stories, 

L. Case Russell has adapted "The Olrl In 
Waiting," Lauretta Taylor's vehicle, for L. 
Lawrence Weber. George Irving will direct. 
I. Hartley Manners wrote the play. 

B. Mason Hopper has been signed by Oold- 
wyn to direct the Booth Tarklnglon Edgar 

The sixth Eminent Authors-Goldwyn produc- 
tion, and Qouverneur Morris' first, will be "The 

9. P. L. has the screen rights to E. P. 
Terhune's "Frontier of the Stars," Cynthal Stock- 
ley's "Rozanne Ozanne" and "A Lady In Love." 
sua unproduced play by Caroline Duer and Har- 
riet Ford. 

The Frohman Amusement Corp. has pur- 
chased for Immediate production a new play 
by William A. Page entitled "The Hope of the 

Kyle D. Palmer, a Los Angeles newspaperman, 
has been added to the publicity department of 
V. P. L. on the coast. 

fames Klrkwood. who hns been absent from 
the screen tor several years, will have the 

leading role In "The Luck of the Irish,** whs* 
will bo presented by Mayflower Films. 
June Caprice, who has been suffering with 

Caprice's next feature will bo "Little Mother 
Hubbard," which Is almost compUted. 

"Looking for Trouble" Is the title ef the 
Rolln comedy which will ho released by Pet**, 
Doe. 14. 

"Fighting Creasy." second of Blaach* tweet's 
series of productions for Jesse D. Hampton, win 
be released Jan. IS. - 

Adrlenne Knapper is the organist at the Bex, 
Seattle, and haa been for over two years, 
Horace Smyth* at the Bex, Taooma, -occasion- 
ally filling la. 

A new studio was opened Dee. 1 by the 
Estee Co. In East 124th street, closely adjoining 
their present establishment. Further additions 
will be mad* to the plant after Jam. i. 

"The Lone Wolfs Daughter" by Loals 
Joseph Vance, will bo released early this month 
by Hodklnann Corp. Louise- Glann has the 
leading role. 

"The Lord Loves the Irish," J. Warns Kerri- 
gan's latest Robert Brunton picture, will bo 
released by W. W. Hodklnson, Deo. 18. Frttsl* 
grippe for the last ten days, returned fee work 
at the Fort Leo studios last weak. Miss 
Brunette plays opposite the star. 

Leah Balrd Is the star In a new Arteo feature 
entitled 'The Capitol." which will be released 
by W. W. Hodklnson, Dee, T. 

Famous Players purchased the scree* rights 
to Ian MacLaren's "Beside the Boanie Briar 
Bush" last week. - - , 

William C. DeMltJs wlU direct Thomas 
Metghan In a F. P. L. special, "The Frtnoo 
Chap." This la to be the first of a series «g 
specials he is to make for the Famous. 

Arthur Stringer haa signed with the Criterion 
Pictures, a newly organised plcturo producing 
company, to write for them and supply the con- 
tinuity of bis published stories. 

Ooldwyn has added a targe tract of land te 
Its present plant at Culrer City, which now 
covers over fifty acres. 

Four new Capitol comedies have bees an- 
nounced by Goldwya for December and Janu- 
ary release. They are "Darn That Stocking," 
"Two Dollars, Please," ■'Matrimony Acta,'* 
"One Dollar Down." 

Suit was* started Dec U by Mrs. Cars OL 
Wllkenlng In ths Federal District 'Court, Now 
York, against Mary Plckford. This is the 
same suit originally won in the Supreme Court 
of this Bute by Mrs. Wllkenlng. The Appel- 
late Division ordered a aew trial which was 
won by Miss Plckford. The suit Is brought Is 
the Federal Court on the ground that Miss 
Plckford is s resident of California, 

'The Outsider," an original play by JnUa 
Heme has been acquired by Metro ts bo pie- 
turlzed by Screen Classic Inc. 

Graham Pettle has been engaged by Maxwell 
Karger to play tbe part of a backwoods tailor 
In Bert Lytell'a production of Sir Gilbert 
Parker's novel "The Right of Way." 

Arthur and Loot Zellner are writing ths 
scenario of "Judah" by Henry Arthur Jones, 
as the next Screen Classic production tor May 

Henry Harman will play tbe title role ts 
"Old Lady 81," which la now being lllcturlxed 
by Motro. 

Tbe first Lehrman comedy to be released by 
First National under their new contract with 
Henry Lehrman will be "A Twilight Baby," 
featuring Lloyd Hamilton, of the old Ham and 
Bud Kalem combination. Tbe picture goes bits 
the Strand Dec. 20. 

George W. Ledorer, Jr., Joined the exploita- 
tion start of Reatart Pictures Monday. Lederer 
will be assigned to the Buffalo office, hi the 
Interests of a publicity drive Reatart will In- 
augurate In that territory Dee. IS. Lederer was 
formerly connected with the theatrical Interest i 
of his father, Geo, W. Lederer, 8r. - * ' 

Peter C. Milne 'has resigned from the publicity 
staff of Famous Players- Lasky. to become asso- 
ciate editor of Wld's Daily. 

James Quinn Asphyxiated. 

Jaaisn Quinn. IS, picture actor, was 
found asphyxiated In a furnished room 
at 716 Seventh avenue. New York, Nov. 
19. The police reported the death acci- 
dental, as the gas Jet was opened when 
he was found, but no Indication of sui- 

Among Qulnn's effects was a news- 
paper clipping which told. of a Thomas 
Quinn having amassed a fortune aggre- 
gating $19,000,000 as a produce dealer in 
India. The amount was to be divided 
among his friends and relatives after 
his death. He died several months ago. 
A postal card was also found on the 
deceased from a person signing her 
name as Bella Quihn of New Orleans, 
sending him Thanksgiving greetings and 
hoping that the fortune would soon be 

William Stowell. 

Word was received in New York this 
week that William Stowell. a picture 
actor, wad killed in a train wreck in 
the Congo, South Africa. Details — e 
lacking. 1 ' 

Stowell was sent to South Africa by 
the Smithsonian Institute, Washington. 


8. L. Flnanos Corp.. Nyaek, pictures; 508 
shares preferred stock, $101 each; 1,26* 
•hares common stock, no par value; active 
capital 1167,10*. H. Q. Kosch, M. Gerst, £ 
Ostrow, 1476 Broadway, New Fork. 

Security Pictures Corp., Manhattan; 1.269 
•hares preferred stock, 1100 each; 1,260 
shares comrnon stock, no par value; active 
capital I1J1.2S0. E. L. Masters. K. B. Clar- 
endon, R. S. Klckok, Columbus avenue and 
(0th street. New York. 

Bolyat Productions, Inc. Manhattan, pic- 
ture*. 11(0.000; E. London, M. Blkln, P. Hart, 
14(1 Broadway, New York. 

Sydney 8to,ne Productions, the., Manhattan; 
theatrical and pictures; $200,000. D. Arden. 
P. A. Zitelman. S. Stone. 2(4 W. 67th street, 
New York. 

Weber Production, Inc., Manhattan, pic- 
tures: 1.160 shares common stock, no par 
valus; active capital. $8,250; J. Michael, O. E. 
Tlerney. L. L. Weber. 220 West 48th street. 
New York. 

Commodore Film Corp.. Manhattan, $20,000; 
a Java, a E. Mlshklnd, J. Vogelsteln. >4s 
Pall* street, Bronx. 

Motion Plctnre Times, Manhattan. 15,000; 
R. W. Frtrnce, P. Goodhue, Q. B. Tierney. 
101 Bast HCth street. 

American Picture Associates, the., Manhat- 
tan, $1,000,000; J. M. and W. Chappie. W. 
McMahlll, 1( West 39th street. 

Delaware Incorporations, 

Mentor Picture Corp., Manhattan. $5,000; 
R. and Y. Kottler. P. Bltal, 206 Brrome street," 
New Tors. 

Brooklyn Grand Opera Association, Inc., 
Manhattan, $90,000; A. Sammasgi. O. 8. Dl- 
carlo. 8 Sesarl, 766 Union street Brooklyn. 

Weinberg Theatres. Corp., Bronx. $10,000; 
L. Usmen, S. Goldstein, L, Weinberg. 930 Fog 
street. Bronx. 

. Stella Uayhew Productions, inc.. New 
Roc belle, pictures. $50,000 9. M. and W. B. 
Taylor. J. 8. Buskin. New Rochelle. 

Arthur 8. Lyons Enterprise*. Inc., Man- 
hattan, theatrical and pictures. $10,000; 8, 
Klelnmaa. J. Becker, A. a Lyons. 1416 Broad- 
way New York. ( 

Essex Theatre Corp., Buffalo, $50,000; A. O. 
Fr'.ederlch, J. W. Morris. W. "R, Daniels, 

Cine Productions, Manhattan. $100,000; M. 
& Berg, A. M. Sullivan. D. a Luokey. II 
Bast 27th street. New York* 


Theatrical Flctare* Corp.. 1100,000; M. I* 
Horty. M. C. Kelly, S. I* JiacKay, Wil- 

Da let on Amuse men t Corp., Manhattan; It. 
Left. B. Tendler, H. Davidson. 128 Rlvlngton 
street. , 


Edward L. Hyman has replaced John 
Loveridge as managing director of the 
Strand theatre, Broo'-lyn. Hyman came 
to the Strand from the post of general 
manager of the William Fox theatres In 

Prior to that time lie was In the em- 
ploy of the Mitchell Mark enterprises, 
having been assistant to Harold Edel 
when the latter managed the Strand 
theatre, Buffalo. From that post he 
was made manager of the Victoria thea- 
tre, Buffalo, also a Mark house. 


L«s Angeles, Dec. 3. 

Rob Wagner, closest personal friend 
of Charlie Chaplin, has been before the 
Grand Jury all week as ths chief object 
of ths Federal investigation of parlor 
Bolshevism here. 

. There ts a persistent rumor that 
Chaplin himself will ultimately be called. 
It Is understood that a subpoena is al- 
ready made out and will be served on 
the comedian- at the psychological mo- 

Meanwhile, the comedy king remains 
incommunicado, refusing to see any re- 
porters. He haa Issued a statement to 
the newspapers, however, emphatically 
scoring "cheap newspaper slop." / 

The Chapllns recently lost their baby. 
Regarding their rumored desire to adopt 
a child he says: 

"There Is no truth in the story, which 
is purely publicity and of the worst 
sort," --' 

The Examlper has been featuring, 
a story that Chaplin's wife. Mildred 
Harris Chaplin, wanted to adopt one 
of the three triplets born to a deserted 
mother In a local hospital, but Chaplin 
brands this as an untruth. 

Three weeks ago VARIETY called at- 
tention to Max Eastman's visit to Los x 
Angeles,*; to the fact that he was fre- 
quently In the company of Chaplin and 
to the rumors circulating here that 
Chaplin was backing Eastman fh the 
publication of the Liberator, a Bol- 
shevist organ. Chaplin denied be was 
backing Eastman or that be entertained 
pro-Bolshevik sentiments. Eastman's 
activities in the picture' colony have re- 
ceived considerable publicity and last 
week he wired VARIETY a statement 
of his business there. Eastman's tele- 
gram follows; 

"I have just read your article about . 
Charlie Chaplin and me and wish to cor- 
roborate his statement about our rela- 
tions. I did not come to California in 
the interests of the Liberator, but to 
get away from it and ail kindred activi- 
ties while finishing a book on the psy- 
chology of humor. I am devoting a 
chapter to Chaplin's art 

"I have not solicited nor received 
funds for my magazine or for any other 
purpose from him or any other of my 
friends in the motion pictures, nor aid 
1 engaged in soliciting funds or talking 
politics or propaganda in this vicinity. 
I am seeking a rest from exactly* that 
kind of thing and a few weeks of tran- 
quillity for literary effort I appeal to 
you to help me get it by accepting this— 
statement as the whole truth and as. I 
am not acquainted with you I suggest 
that you call up Dudley Field Malone. 
who Is my friend and neighbor as well 
as my attorney, and will convince you 
of my credibility and the truth of this 

- "I will be glad to pay for your reply 
and answer any further inquiries. 


VARIETY advised 'the noted orator 
and writer it had no more than a news 
interest in his activities. Eastman Is a 
man of distinguished ancestry, great 
personal gifts and ability as a writer. 
During the war he was tried for inter- 
fering with the draft as editor of the 
Masses and acquitted. 

Since then he has founded and edited 
the Liberator, in which he has sup- 
ported Lenin and Bolshevism. Dudley 
Field Malone, formerly Collector of the 
Port is defending the Bolshevik or 
Soviet Ambassador whom the govern- 
ment is seeking to deport 

Dudley Field Malone called this paper 
on the phone to assure it Mr. Eastman 
was .in California only to get a rest. He 
stated Mr. Eastman had requested him 
to do so. 

A H. Woods Is to go into the produc- 
ing Held in the films, this to be In addi- 
tion to his association with the Ooldwyn 
Co. According to the reports, Ike 
Schlonk has been one of the promoters 
of (he new company, which Is to be 
underwritten by a Wall street firm md 
Uc stock Is to be placed on thy Curb. 



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Tho Capitol show In it* essential features 
remains the same this week with the excep- 
tion of « Unlversal-Jowel picture, 'Tald lo 
Advance," and aevernt of the smaller dim spo- 
Claltlei of tho program. The show la still run- 
ning more than three houri In length. Ar- 
riving at the house at 8.05 Monday night It 
was discovered that two of the programed 
features had already been run and that 
Fryer's Band, the third number, waa Just 
atartlng In action. 

The houao at that time waa about half 
filled on the lower floor. Tho reserved seats 
at the front got what aeemed a bettor play 
than tie. "alt where you please" chairs farther 
back in the house. The latter did not se~m 
t» All entirety during the entire evening. 

The band offered two selections, the flrat 
the well known overture "William Tell," fol- 
lowed by "Reminiscences of Tachalkowsky." 
After this the Capitol News and t'uen the 
Ned Wayburn "Deml-Tasae Revue." The flrat " 
two numbers of this failed to rouse- any en- 
thusiasm In front and It waa not until Peart 
Begay got under way In the "Dressing Table" 
number that there waa any semblance of ap- 

After that the specialty of Parish and Peru 
earned the flrat real noise of the evening. 
The boys worked fast and seemed to havo 
adapted themselves and their work perfectly 
to the big stage at this house. The "Finest 
of Them All" number followed with fair ap- 
plause returns. Hiss Chalfaa(,and Paul Frnw- 
tsy put over hte punch In this Instance, Then 
a specialty by Mum Regay, similar to her 
vaudeville number, brought the biggest ap- 
plause of the night She Is singing "Under 
the Honeymoon" (unprbgramed) prior, to her 
dance. The Arizona number still remains ono 
of the hits of the show and Will Crutcbneld 
has added some little talk to his rope spin- 
ning. He does not seem fully at ease . In 
handling a mo no log as yet, but there 'are 
signs ■ that he wilt step Into the Will Rogers 
class with application. 

Jim Toney with his dance specialty was s 
laugh' and applause winner, easily walking 
away with the individual honors. 

"The Tower" Is tho closing feature of the 
revue and by far the most effective thing in 
the. show. It Is a combination of electrical 
novelty, stage innovation and the "Moon" 
number that was designed for it has the out- 
standing catchy melody of the score. " 

The feature film followed and did cot 
seem to hold the audience. It la. an ordinary 
Yukon metier of the ty^e that has been much 
better done in Alms. 

The Al St. John comedy, "Speed," which 
closed the bill brought a number of corking 

At tho opening of the show the screen 
numbers missed were the Capitol Color-Land 
Revue and the Hy Mayer Capitol. Travel 
Laugh.' • Fred- 


This Universal-Jewel production does, not seem 
to be a strong enough feature to be Included In 
the Capitol bill. Nevertheless, it Is there and 
really that Is what counts. However, one cannot 
help remarking that there must have been a 
remarkable dearth of feature for the manage- 
ment to select it If the Capitol wanted a pic- 
ture of this type It might have done better had 
they played the Triangle reissue, 'The Flame 
of the Yukon," which, after all, Is the best and 
greatest picture of this particular type that 
has even been produced, and it never did have 
a Broadway run. 

"Paid in Advance" is nothing more or less 
than a rather weak stater to the older film. 
James Oliver Curwood is the author of the 
original story of "Paid In Advance," the screen 
production has Dorothy Phillips as the featured 
member of the cast, while Priscllla Dean plays 
a minor role in the first reel or two. Miss Dean 
overshadowed Miss Phillips In what she did. 

In speaking of the stars of this picture. It 
might be well to mention that any one that 
grabbed the "Yukon" feature would at this time 
have the opportunity of playing up Dorothy 
Dalton, the star of "Aphrodite," In practically 
her greatest picture. 

In the James Oliver Curwood story there la a 
combination of Eastern Canada and the Alaska 
country. Allen Holubar handled the direction 
of the picture. 

Miss Phillips plays the role of the daughter 
of a trapper who is tho cause of rivalry between 
a bnlf-breed and the bad man of her section of 
Quebec. Tho half-breed kills the bad man and 
therefore the girl Is dubbed the "bete nolr," that 
little thing being a custom ot the "kind 
neighbors." Therefore, she and her father em- 
brace the opportunity to start for the gold 
fields of Alaska, tho chance coming to them 
through the offer of "Gold Dust" Barker, who 
really runs one of the vicious wlnerooms in the 
Far North and lms his eye on tho girl. He 
makes the offer because he feels certain that 
the old father will not aurvlvo the trip and 
the girl will then be an easy victim.. 

He dopes things right, and then comes the 
customary dancchall stuff, with the usual 
"types" and the usual gambling, rough stuff 
ahd shooting affairs. The girl Anally Is rescued 
by the hero, who gives his "claim," which Is 

worth $100,000, for her In a dancchall auotton. 
Then be disappears and years later, after the 
heroine has returned to Montreal, whlob was 
her home as a child, she discovers that tho 
manager of her rr.lno Is really the man who 
saved her from a life of shame, and she goes 
to him. 

There is nothing to the picture that is common 
In any manner. Some snow stuff that has been 
seen before, also the daaoehall shots, with the 
regular run of fights, and many have been 
more convincingly directed. 

"Paid In Advance" does not carry anything 
like the. required class for Broadway, but It Is a 
meller that will do in the shorter-run houses. 



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For some apparent reason, probably indirec- 
tion, the story in "The Teeth of the Tiger" let 
Itself run so far away from the main theme 
that toward the finish of the picture what waa 
Intended for suspense results in confusion, leav- 
ing tho spectator bewildered rather than ab- 

The fault ot the feature, which Is a Para- 
mount-Arteratt release, seems to rest principally 
In too much detail to maintain continuity. It 
is 'so Involved that an abundance of scenes If 
eliminated might bolster up the action, and thus 
continue to gain In attention what It most lose 

trrespecUve of the deft workmanship and good 

la point of plot tt brings again before the 
eudtenoe the "Inimitable" Arsons Lupin, who, 
the somen Informs, Is resting quietly and out of 
reach of the Paris police in a suburb la Ver- 
mont A hurry call is sent to him to bring him 
In 'contact with a chronlo millionaire, who has 
willed him $100,000. Tho man of millions, al- 
ways fearing a plot to assassinate him, actually 
la murdered under, the watchful eye of both 
Lupin and .Mazerouz, a detective from head- 
quarters. Suspicion rests on Lupin, since he 
Is a beneficiary, while from another source 
comes the Information to neadquartera , that 
Lupin, living under an alibi %>t Paul Sernine, 
is the famous French crook. 

From that point on Lupin works against two 
ends In seeking to establish his own and the 
innocence of Mrs. Forbes, -who has been accused 
of the murder and is in Jail for It 'It cannot 
else but be assumed that he (Lupin) docs clear 
the mystery, finally receiving the thanks) of- the 
police and the French detective, who has come 
on with the special mission ot arresting him. 

Some one seated In the rear, discussing the 
merits of the feature, declared it takes entirely 
too long to' find the guilty party. It should 
be added that If Henry Forbes waa to die, It 
would, in this instance, have proven a more 
vital factor In point of suspense if the murderer 

was revealed tn the act and then left out. This 
would bo a good agones for drawing la the 
numerous characters and so give It the needed 
attr ot mystery. It ao occurs, however, that there 
does not seem any plausible reason for fasten- 
ing the crime on a number of characters, and 
thus the plot becomes thin, even weak, falling 
to eiiolt the needed, absorbing Interest which 
Maurice Leblanc, the author, has always brought 
about when reading his books. 

The producers feature David Powell as' the 
unidentified Lupin. His features, his work 
commend themselves. His personality goes a 
long way In getting a number of scenes over 
which otherwise might prove tiresome. 

Tho. scenario Is by Roy SommerviUe. Whether 
the accumulated detail in 'the feature Is the 
fault of the scenario or the director Is hard to 
differentiate. But the fault la there, neverthe- - 
lees. The- production has all the appearance, ot 
being an expensive one, with a cast of players i 
that are diligently capable. That Is, they are - 
given to certain work and do It, oftentimes for 
no purposeful reason. 

The photography is quite expert, several shots 
ot secret doors opening and "closing with the 
pressing of buttons proving superficially effec- 

A capacity audience at the New York Roof 
gave the feature, a passive reception. This is ■ 
perhaps exactly what other audiences will . 
do for it gtef. 









Set your mind to thinking of the ad* 
Wertising values— exploitation stunts 
••the power of popular appeal—the 
money-makin g power in the title of this 
splendidly-made and directed produo 
tion hy one of -the most successful end 
highly-paid of all screen authors: 

Robert Brunton 






Wetted by Ernest C Ward* 

And after realizing all these values aec » 
print of the picture and realize that tfaiaV 
' picture more tban backs up all thecs fore* j 
casts. Then book it for a quick play date. 
Many first runs have done 80 already. 


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Mary Fickford to "Heart of the mils," n 

•ausuallly food feature, leads all the IMt cm 
lbs Strand - * pletur* proirem this week. It to 
reviewed eye where In thli column. JHi* wm 
ablj becked up In the way of comedy by Harold 
Lloyd In "Captain cidd'e Kids," • Patbo re- 
lease. Duo, probably, to the unusual lectin of 
the feature, the remalndefof the picture part 
ot the program wee given entirely to the aewa 
eelectlona, a well-choajs assortment, with 
colored view* put out by Pathe of the Northern 
part of France. 

The munlo began with a rendering by the 
orchestra of Von Buppe'e "Light Cavalry." 
Amada Brown proved to be a eoprano with a 
wide range, and took some high note* with 
great skill while singing the "Polonaise," from 
"Mlgnon." Redferne Holllnsbead also eang 
with his accustomed skill the "Slclliana." front 
"Cavallerla Buatlcana." The organ solo was 
a seleotlon from Verdi's "11 Trovatorc'^Leed. 


,.&ary Pickford 

* (Harold Goodwin 

■ ( Allan Seara 

Clare McDowell 

Fred W. Huntley 

~San De Graase 

William Balnbrldga 

............Jack Gilbert 

....... ..r. Betty Boutoa 

Henry J. Herbert 

..Fred wanes 

Mavis Hawn...... 

Jason Honeycutt 

Martha Hawn..;. 

Qrandpa Jason Hawn., 

Steve Honeycutt 

Colonel ' Pendleton , 

Gray Pendleton........ 

Marjorle Lee...*....... 

Norton Sanders 

John Burnham. ...... .. 

the coal lands. There to aloe dancing ta which 
Mary takes part, a fast and furious exhibition 
that enda In a Jealous fight la Which Mary does 
her share. 

She leaves shortly after she la Bleared of the 
charge of night riding and murder, goea to the 
lowlands and to school, and from, then en we 
aea her In pretty modern dresses that become 
her. In the end she returns to protect her 
mother from* an abusive stepfather. Her boy- 
hood sweetheart shoots at the asms time aa she 
does at this man who ia beating the mother 
to death, and so It Is not clear whether he or 
Mary really killed him. This doubt, necessary 
from the spectators' angle, Is cleverly worked 
In, and the final love scene, toe, leaves aa 
agreeable sense of novelty and charm. 

Miss Pickford herself has left off wearing her 
hair In the peculiarly Irritating fashion adopted 
by pletur* actresses and no one else,- but In the 
close-ups It Is evident that she Is making up 
her upper lip 'too heavily. With these two re- 
mark*, it is possible to leave her with the 
time-honored declaration that she remains what 
(tie has always been— the queen of the screen. 



Wise nor Ismay ................. ..Doris Kenyon 

Arhuthnot Ismay} ' 

W. H. 'Iff ),...,.... Walter McEwen 

JUIaon Landls ....i. ....... ..Oretcben Hartman 

Arthur Arkroyd Edward Keppler 

Mrs. Clover .Maggie Weston 

Bphralm Clover .Logan Paul 

Maria Lorraine Harding 

This picture shows Mary Fickford at her best, 
and la In addition well devised, carefully, at 
times brilliantly directed, and Js throughout 
photographed pleasingly. To say "Pickford at 
her beat" should be sufficient for any exhibitor, 
but it la only fair to Director Franklin and 
the .other members of the Pickford orginlia- 
tlon to /extend them the credit that to their 
due. The east, within 1U limitations, Uvea up 
to 'the star. -. The story is founded, on the novel 
ot the -sejnd name by the late John Fox, Jr., 
and deals with life in the Kentucky hills where 
. the community has a code all . Its own. snd 
cleverly .made clear to us by. director and 
scenario wrjter. 

Mary la.' the daughter of a mountaineer who 
waa shot from behind a tree by an enemy who' 
later marries the little girl's mother. Slit and 
the man's son are »o unhappy ovei this alli- 
ance that tfty decide to get married them- 
selves, but they are not "growed" yet, and. so 
have to postpone their nuptials. Into the 'midst 
of this scene Is injected an entertainment la 
bonoi of . some strangers who are prospecting 


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Doris Kenyon in the Louis Joseph Vance 
story, "The Bandbox," Is the principal film 
diversion at the Broadway this week. To be 
sure, the ■ Parisian Fasblofi>Frolla to at the 
house still, this being us fourth week, and. 
Judging from the business that there waa an 
Sunday, the Fashion show to still doing Its 
part in attracting business to the bouse. 

There baa been something of a chang* In the 
Fashion. Parade from the time of Its Initial 
presentation at the house. This change baa 
been principally In the scenery which had added 
to the' effectiveness of the stage picture In which 
the gown* are displayed. The other change has 
been the adding of (leanings to some ot the 
young ladles. The latter .will eventually have 
it* effect oh the box office, for the daring expo- 
sition of . the models In the almost altogether 
got . a Quantity of word -of- mouth advertising 
for the Broadway that money could not have 
bought, .. 

In addition to the models and the feature, 
there Is also a scenic am) a news weekly shown. 
The latter. I* selected by the bouse from the 
Pathe and Gaumont topical views. The selec- 
tion from "The .Red Mill" waa the musical offer- 
ing and there was also a solo. Fred. 

This to the first of the Doris Kenyon produc- 
tions to be released by the W. W. Hodklnaon 
Corp. through the Pathe Exchanges. IWia. also 
the first screen production that Miss Kenyon 
has made for the new-formed producing corpo- 
ration oi Dei trich- Beck, Inc., incidentally the 
first screen appearance of Miss .Kenyon since 
she scored a triumph on the speaking stage 
In "The .Girl to the Limousine.*' 

'The Bandbox" to the feature film attraction 
of the current ahow at the Broadway, and 
seemed to meet favor with the Sunday audi- 
ences at the house. The picture is a corking 
mystery melodrama and one that should be of 
undoubted box once value because or the un- 
limited advertising possibilities thst it offers, 
-as well aa being a corking entertainment. - 

The production is hi six reels, and was adapted 
from the story of the same title by Louis Joseph 
Vanes. Roy • Somervtlle ta responsible fur the 
screen adaption, and he has evolved a script 
that contains unlimited suspense that was most 
capably directed by B. William Ned Van 
Buren and Edward Wyiiard were the camera 

The plot of the story has to do with the' 
plan to smuggle a famous pearl necklace into 
this country. An actress and an opera aingt-r, 
as well aa an author, a crook, bis double, and 
a couple of customs bouse Men ar« Invulved in 
the telling >f the same Miss Kenyon bus the 
role o/ the heroine, and It H ber father who ia 
suspected of the crime. 8 be. refusing to be- 
lieve her father's story that ha. has a double, 
also thinks that he has atrlen the pretty bauble. 
In the final unraveling of the mystery she wins 
the heart of the young author, who Is thn hero 
of the story. 

The development of the story on the screen , 

to delightfully handled and holds the Interest at 
all times. The Interior sets are adequate, and 
there axe 4om* vary pretty exterior shots. Miss 
Kenyon gives a corking performance and took* 
her best at all times. She' Is a decidedly pretty 
girl ' and I his always helps. " Walter McK wen, 
who plays the roles of the fathui and ' the 
double, gave one of the best per forma nets that 
has been screened la some time. He la a sterling 
actor, and after this showing ho should very 
easily be In demand for the films. The minor, 
roles .were also well played. Fred. 



This ia a Hallmark plotura.. presented by 
Charles Miller and shown last weok at Louw's 
Circle. Florence Billings la featured, and the ' 
acting throughout la adequate, '.ho photog- 
raphy very i:n«rniiiig. but the pint Itself Is 
so. complicated «s to maae difficulty, despite 
Harry. McRae Webster's ulwver directing. • 

Too many, coincidents come U the aid of 
th* stury. much of which Is related by back 
flashes.. Lastly the luvr of the heroine for. 
the gypsy. hero doesn't seem to us altogether, 
llkejf vr reasonable, Other angles in the er-.; 
gument besides this one arc flashed on us all 
too suddenly and too briefly justified. - . ,. , . 

A .widow with. >. uttiv gin falls In love 
with the chief . ol a gypsy, band:. Later her, 
husband, whu was- supposed to ' i dead, ran ; 
turns, objects n. tlte affair and threatens to 
separate his wit*, from her child and his., 8na 
would miner am nitn. than let htm do this, 
she declares, and la. overheard. The -husband, 
however, la a traitor to B.igland and In the 
pay oi the Bolshevists. .A the last minute 
he refuses H do their, bidding and their agent-. 

kills htm. - ...^ .••'••" ::•,.;•:;*' 

The- widow la accused of the crime, but a 
gypsy whu .had fought .with the husband) was | 
also, there to revenge hlmtvtf and saw the 
real perpetrator »t the murder. He Is disco v- i 
•red. and produced as a witness In timotosav* 
the accused. A pretty complicate*: affair to 
follow on the screen, but worked out cleverly 
by. the director. v Leco- rj 






"School House Scandal"— "Sheriff Nell's Cometou*'' 

... Starring POLLY MOBA.N 
Mi Two Releases! 



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Beauteous maidens— in "distress t Rescues, raids and love-making 1 Something mo ving all the time, exactly 
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fun Brandt • ....... .Allen Morrison 

Sheriff Tinner .Andrew Rooms 

B*t. Dave Stlggena.. ...... Clarence Arper 

Irons ..............Irene Outramm 

Calvert William rixe 

It takes mora than good direction and eacol- 
Isat photography to malts a feature. That waa 
llloalreled where both these phaaes of the tech- 
art of picture-making are eioellently • 
care of, bat the lack of a story pats too 
mock on the debit aide to offset the direction 
and camera work. 

Capt. Leslie Peacock* and ■arte Soon, the 
auttura, provided a yarn that would have been 
a) tip-snorter thro* or tour reera back. It 
actually caused anlckera at the New Tor*, the- 
atre the other day. 

at la "Western" stuff. Western vernacular. 
exterior* and gon-toting males, with a dancehalt 

Juanita (Miss Mlcbelena, the star) Is rwert 
*a Jim Brandt, the deacehall proprietor, who 
laott w o cst as until a blonde dame atepe. I» and 
Jim away. Juanita, to a fit of jealous 
stabs Jim, and aa a result becomes a 
fugitive, sheltered by Calvert, an Adonls-llke 
hermit trapper, who. In torn, has an affair with 
Irene, the fickle daughter of Sky Pilot Stlggena. 

Irene, meantime, has pledged her hand to 
Sheriff Tanner, the wealthy proprietor of the 
Pay Streak mine, at the behest of her clerical. 
albeit mercenary, parent. Calvert discovers 
Irene's mercenary match with the ^guardian 
af tatf tow and reverts to Juanita, who Is des- 
perately In love with him, bat had been spurned 
up to this. 

A light, between the sheriff and Calvert Is 
staged, with bowls knives as the weapons. 
Calvert has been disarmed and aboat due to n- 
eetvs the dagger, when the time-worn locket 
hit Is rang la, the sheriff seeing a likeness in 
a locket the hermit trapper wears around his 
MSk, The picture Is that of his mother who 
waa Ulled In an accident. The sheriff proves 
to be the trapper's long lost father. This was 
the ccs for n little snickering. 

The film Is an independent production, made 
by Visa Mlabelena'a own company, released 
through Robertson-Cole. George E. Uiddteton 
directed and did a sterling job, considering. 
The picture can stand fully 18 minutes' cutting. 


Dorothy ....< Sylvia Bresmer 

Keith ItoBert Gordon 

His father .............Harry Davenport 

His aunt Flora Finch 

Poetical Mary,......,. Fanny Rice 

Switch ..Qui Alexander 

There are real sobs In this picture, and so 
It baa * market value, Any exhibitor should 
be able to book It at • profit. It Is based on 
the novel by Bleanor B. Porter and Is Just 
the typo *f aweef and wholesomely melan- 
choly stuff the American public swallows with 
n happy gush of tears. The production by J. 
fituart Blackton Is adequate, and at times' 
the photography, always even, reaches still 
nearer perfection, while Sylvia Dreamer, In 
becoming gowns, adds to the effects a beauty 
all her own.' 

The acting honors go to her. but even more 
of them are deserved by Robert Gordon and 
Fanny Bice, who was at once droll and 
agreeably sincere. The picture Itself lost 
something by Introducing Flora Finch's bur- 
leaque methods, but that fault Is not hers but 
the director's, or possibly Stanley Olmstead's. 
His scenario Is obviously handicapped by the 
defects of the story itself. 

Its defects are also its virtues. It makes 
won believe what Is absurd and ss helps to 
relievo ths strain of life on this whirling 
planet. All who have suffered wish they had 
a friend such ss Keith fornd In Dorothy. Aa 
a small boy he dropped from a tree, got n 
■ash over his eys that e-'cntually blinded him, 
and because Dorothy was sensitive abci t com- 
ing near an older man who las also blind, he 
misunderstood. Despite ths misunderstand- 
ing, she stuck by him and eventually brought 
hltn happiness. Lccd- 


Anthony Iforeland Frank Mayo 

Laaca. . , Edith Roberta 

Mexican Boy Arthur Jasmine 

Clara Vane Veola Harty 

John Davis... Lloyd Wbltlock 

"Laaca" la a rather slow moving Universal 
feature. It Is In Ave reels, and adapted front 
ths poem of the same title by Frank Dupres. 
Percy Heath Is responsible for adaptation, while 
the Scenario la the work of Clifford Howard. 
The direction wss In the hands of Norman 

The only thing that ths' production 1 reveals ls„ 
that there Is a mighty clever little girl playing" 
the lead. She la Edith Roberts. Frank Kayo ' 
la starred in the feature, but his role Is really 
secondary to that played by Miss Roberts. 

The atory Is a tragedy, and Is so different la 
Its ending from Mis usual run of Universal fea- 
tures that one seems to think that there Is. a 
period of advance In production art coming ia 
that company. At that the plctdta was cheaply 
produced. There are but two interiors, and 
they are used for a very few •shots. The ma- 
jority of the scenes are shot on a cattle range. 

One of the faults of the picture Is the con- 
stant cut-In of cattle on the range. There is 

entirely too rosea of this, and it Is one of ths 
faults that tends to slow down the running 
of the story. The titling ts a comMaatlen of 
quotations from ths poom and tan usual ana* 
tilling. The combination of ths two break up 
ths story somewhat. 

Frank Mayo plays lb* rot* of tho .wealthy 
cattleman who has settled on tho stexicaa 
border. . Miss Roberts la the tutls Mexican girt 
named Laaca who lays, down bar life for him 
during a stampede. Veola Harty plays tho 
rows of tho rather flighty and flirty American 
girl, and looks pretty. Ths heavy is in the 
hands of Lloyd Wbltlock, who has nut little 
to do. 

Ths early Msnieaa scenes in ths picture are 
well handled, and the little scrap between Laaca 
and her brother brought n tough. 

"Lasca" Is Just n fab- picture as far aa the 
regular ran goes, but for a Universal It to n 
good numb* r. Fred. 

Wm. 0. Do Mills has been tie rated ts) 
the post of "special" director by 
Famous Flayers-Lasky. Ths only other 
director in ths F. P. organisation holt* 
Ins ths till* Is W. C. Ds Mille'g brother, 

W. C. Ds Mlite'fl first "special" as- 
signment under the new arrangement 
wilt be "Ths Prince Chap," with Thomas 
Melghan featured. 

On* of tits local 

ponies has a 

who also works a 


Boston, Dee. S. 
Goldwyn will exercise Its Option on 
tb Park theatre hers, owned by Lot ta 
Crabtree, and will soon erect a 3,000 seat 
picture house on the site. 


Seattle, Dee. t. 

The Butte was robbed of approxi- 
mately late Friday night by two 
masked bandits, who beat Miss Peter- . 
sea, cashier, and John Kelly, negro 
Janitor. Into insensibility with a Mack-. 

As the" night's receipts were being 
cheeked up before an open safe the rob- 
bers left no claw. 



Qaramount^rbuckle Comedies 


PATTY'S more popular than ever! Cash in on himl 
Paramount- ARBUCKLE Comedies are as neces- 
sary' for your bigger, better,^ box-office bank-roll as breath- 
ing is to living! ■ 

There's "Back Stage*' and "The Hayseed,*' f instance. 
And coming— a rollicjking ript— his superlative effort-— 
called "The Garage.** 

Presented by 
Joseph Af. 


released exclusively through 

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910,000,000 mr port nut co. 

Wilmington, DM. Dec. s. 

A 110,000,000 picture corporation was 
formed hero tut w**k to be known as 
(lie On Pent Picture*, 

Bernard Levey of N«w York, who baa 
been In this city for th« last few days, 
baa neeured a alto for » studio. 

Aaked about the new organisation, 
Mr. Levey aald: 

"I have found an ideal location anl 

aball immediately make arrangements 

to eecure this property for the. company. 

A meeting; of the directors will be held 

m New York next week, when a plan 

of campaign will be announced and offi- 
cers of tb*e company elected." 

The often rumored but never con- 
firmed report that the du Ponta were go- 
ing Into the picture business has at last 
come to pass. They have made a sub- 
stantial investment in the Ooldwyn Pic- 
tures Corp. — substantial even for so 
wealthy a group. 

According to what Is deemea reliable 
information, an arrangement Has been 
made whereby the du Pont money bought 
in at the same inside price as A. H. 
Wood and the ShUberta. Shortly after 
the stock was listed on the Curb and the 
-quotations went up beyond this buying 

The plans of Ooldwyn for the future- 
are understood to* be very pretentious, 
not only in the. matter of extending its 
production operations, but in securing 
adequate 'representation witb first - run 
exhibitors by assisting them in building 
houses of targe capacity. 

The Joining of exhibitors in building 
new picture theatres differs from other 
film concerns in that as a general thing 
Goldwyn will not go in as a partner, 
but merely assist financially m order to 
improve the quality of picture theatres, 
taking no part of the profits. The proa- 
ess, however, gives the producing or- 
ganization a long time hoi.: on the serv- 
ice, as- follows: 

Whenever an exhibitor of repute de- 
sires' to build, Ooldwyn, upoa Investiga- 
tion 'and approval, will (indorse the 
building loan, which will enable the ex- 
hibitor to float the loan through the 
du Pont banking interests'. - By this 
means the exhibitor can .be financed 
without giving up any interest in the 
venture, but he would, necessarily, be 
bound to give preference "for. contract 
service to the producing concern that 
recommended him. Goldwyn is . thus 
placed in a tactical position without 
making any financial investment on its 
own account. ... f , . . 

The" Goldwyn Corp., according to 
report. ;will immediately 'increase the 
number of itc shares from 200,000 to 1,- 
000,000, raising Jts capitalization from 
$20,000,000 to $100,000,000. . . -, 


Portland, Ore., Dec. 3. 

News .; Was received lost ' week Toy 
Judge and Mrs. Robert Tucker of this 
city of the marriage of their son. Har- 
land Tucker, to Marie Walcamp. Mr. 
and Mrs. Tucker are how in Japan, the 
wedding having occurred in Toklo 
Oct. $. 

Mr.;. Tucker is the leading man and 
his wlfo the leading woman of a pic- 
ture company in the Orient. , 


■J Chicago, Dec. 3. 

The first picture selected for Mar-' 
guerlta Sylva by the American Film Co. 
is "The Honey Boy," by Samuel Mer- 
win. i The title means a woman who 
has to toil, a long leap from Miss Sylva's 
famous operatic role, "Carmen." 


Jostles Detehanty handed down bis 
decision on the motion mado by Arthur 
Butler Graham, as counsel for Felix E*. 
Kahn in tho tatter's suit against the 
Triangle Film Corporation. Triangle 
Distributing Corporation, K.-T. Dis- 
tributing Corporation, Harry B. Altken, 
president of the Triangle and Dwlght 
Macdonald, attorney for the Triangle, 
for a permanent injunction, restraining 
the defendant from enforcing a previous 
agreement whereby the K.-T. Die- . 
tributlng Corporation was to have all 
the stock of the Triangle turned over to 

Although the answering affidavits of 
the defendants has It that this agree- 
ment had been cancelled. Judge Dele- 
hanty said: "As this sworn statement of 
fact has not been denied by the moving 
party, I would be inclined to refuse in- 
junctive relief were it not for the fact 
that defendants nowhere say hi their 
affidavits that .if the Injunction be de- 
nied they will give a proper assurance 
that they will uot Immediately, remake 
the contract. Plaintiff. in the circum- 
stances 1b entitled to an order prevent- 
ing a repetition of the acts complained 
of ." 

The plaintiff. Mr. Kahn, is acting In the 
interests of the minority stockholders in 
the Triangle corporations, alleging this 
.contract would give Mr, Altken practi- 
cally absolute power in the affairs of 
the companies. L> 

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Albany, N. Y.. Dec. sV 

Walter Suelcno, son of Samuel Suck- 
no, proprietor of the Albany and Re- 
gent and One of the pioneer picture men 
in. Albany, when arraigned in County 
court last week, pleaded not guilty to the 
charge of manslaughter, second degree, 
for the alleged negligence causing the 
death of Alice Owens, ah Albany girl. 
Aug. 10. '• 

The Owens girl was struck by an 
automobile operated by the theatre 
owner's son and died the following day 
from her injuries. 

Attorney P. E. DuBois has been en- 
gaged to defend young Suckner. 

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; R. S.Edmor... on, Goldwyn agent here 
'and also in charge of American Film re- 
leases, died Nov. 25. 

Writer Receives $10,000 Damages. 
Justice Oiegerich awarded $10,000 
damages to Donald C. Hulette, a scena- 
rio writer of New York, last week, as a 
result of hla damage suit against Joseph 
Schmidt, a Brooklyn cafe -owner, whose 
car ran the plaintiff down, Injuring hta 
leg and causing it to bo shortened one 
and one-halt inches. 

"^ 'V. Chicago, Dec. 3. 

Nathan Ascher, general manager of 
Ascher Brothers. Is to be affiliated with 
the .newly organized National Picture 
Theatres. Inc.. of Which Lewis J. Belz- 
nick Is president. Ascher has been 
elected vice-president, and is one of the 
directors of the corporation. 

Ascher.- it Is said, will be active in the 
management of the organization's 
affairs in this territory. 


London, Dec; I. 

Lady OHM Manners is to appear as 

a star lo pictures put out by the Alli- 
ance film Co. She Is the wife of Lieut, 
Duff Cooper and baa signed with D. W. 
Griffith for America, 

The above dispatch means that Lady 
Diana, most beautiful of the' daughters 
of the Duke of Rutland, who are known 
collectively as "The Three Graces," has 
decided to defy the Queen, who forbade 
her becoming a picture' star some time 
since. Those who know English society 
realise how little this means in Lady 
Diana's life. She Is a member of the 
smartest set In London and doesn't give 
a snap of her fingers for the Queen. 

Neither the King nor the Queen has 
ever mingled with the set King Edward 
was so fond of in the old days, but the 
Prince of Wales Is setting a different 

Lady Diana, for one thing, has wanted 
to go into pictures because the war. 
taxes have' depleted her fa liters income 
considerably, and in addition, British 
peers are not accustomed to pour oat 
coin wholesale for the benefit of younger 
daughters who refuse wealthy suitors. 
Also, this beautiful young woman must 
need the money to keep up with the 
fashion she herself sets. 

A tall and statuesque, typically Eng- 
lish beauty, she numbers Iris Tree, 
poetess and daughter of the late Sir 
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, among her 
friends. Miss Tree was recently in this 
country. While here she prophesied the 
English nobility would shortly take up 
stage work on a large scale because the 
war. bad made some activity necessary, 
so Why not a decorative one. 

Lady Diana and the Duchess of West- 
minster have led the way. 

''"'.' London Dec. 3. 
Lord -Beaverbrook has Joined the di- 
rectorate of the Provincial Cinemato- 
graph Theatres, buying up the balance 
of the last share issue. 

Duprer Witb Goldwyn. 
Charles J Duprez, for the past two 
years with World Film, baa Joined, the 
Goldwyn forces- 'aklng charge of all 
still photographic work, more especially 
with tho publicity department. 

Lee A. Ochs on Tour. 

Lee A. Ochs left New York last week 
for a tour of trm country, extending to 
the coast. . * • 

Bo will vlBit all the exchange centers 
to talk with exhibitors who have ex- 
pressed a willingness to secure fran- 
chises lr. his newly formad exhibitor- 
owned circuit. 

Chat. K. Harris to Produce "Specisli." 
■ Chas. K, Harris has formed a pro- 
ducing organization, to; make "special" 
films. Tho concern will begin operations 
Jan. 1, with "T« May Happen to You," 
written by Mr. Harris and Adelaide 

Charlie Chaplin has several more pic- 
tures to deliver to the First National 
before the expiration of his contract 
with' them, which calls for an advance 
of $125,000 per negative. Recently 
Chaplin asked that the advance be in- 
creased to $226,000, basing this conten- 
tion on the allegation that the cost of 
production bad increased to that ex- 
tent. The First National Is understood 
to have replied they could not 'see their 
way clear to do this. 
. ■■ It is said that Chaplin has- already 
completed a flve-reeler. called "The. 
Kid," which he is holding as the first 
release he will make through, the "Big 
Four," and which. It Is claimed, In by 
far the biggest and best picture he has 
ever made. ii" 

London. Dec. 3. 

Sitting in the King's Bench Division. 
Justices Cole. Ridge and Darling dis- 
missed the appeal of the Provincial Cine- 
matograph Theatres who were seeking 
to prevent the Birmingham Profiteering 
Committee from proceeding against 

The committee complains the theatres 
company was selling small chocolate 
biscuits at three pence half penny each. 
A recent ruling of the government has. 
brought theatrical enterprises of all 
kinds within the Jurisdiction of the 
Profiteering Act . 

Nathan Burkan has started an action 
against Fox on behalf of Marjorle Blos- 
som, widow of the late Henry Blossom, 
asking that the courts enjoin the 
Fox people from further presenting the 
film version of '"Checkers." In the ac- 
tion she is Joined by Mazle La Shells 
Hunt, widow of the late Kirk La Shelle, 
who was the producer of "Checkers" on 
the stage 

• The complaint sets forth that Fox did 
i. k obtain the rights to produce the film 
In pictures. An accounting ot th*> profits 
of the picture and dumag*» are also 
asked for. 


O'Brien, Malevinsky & Drlwcoll, as 
attorneys for Mrs. Gladys Mary Moors 
(Mary Plckford), were served with a 
summons Monday naming the picture - 
star defendant in another suit for $112,'- 
625 by Mrs. Cora C. Wilkennlng, who 
recently lost her 1108,000 claim in the 
Supreme Court. This new action is be- 
ing brought in the Federal Court on the 
theory of "quantum meruit," a term 
employed to express the fact that the 
person rendering services is entitled to 
place a value on the work she did, 
though no agreement' was made. 

Mrs. Wilkennlng, who is a play broker 
and agent, based her former claims on 
an express contract, alleging a 10 per 
cent, commission due her lor touring 
a certain picture contract for Miss 
Plckford. In this latter suit she states 
in her complaint that she rendered the 
defendant certain services between the' 
months of December, 1916, and June, 
1916, as "manager and advisor In her 
(Miss Plckford 's) professional and 
business affairs and in securing for de- 
fendant large financial returns there- 
from." Therefore "plaintiff's aald serv^ 
ices were and are reasonably worth 
the sum of 1112.626." . ' '. .' 

Miss Pickford's attorneys enter the 
defense that the case has been tried and 
decided and that the previous Judgment 
and decision Is binding and final and 
covers the same situation. l *'' J ' 

Oklahoma city, Dec. $V. 

A theatre tax schedule differing prin- 
cipally In a new classification of legiti- 
mate theatres, was adopted by the 
County. Court at Independence, Mo., last 

A reduction from f 76 to (62.50 a month 
was made In the tax of theatres charg- 
ing not over $1.50. The order provides 
the tax an amusement parks that charge 
admission will be 1 100 a month, and It 
may be prorated among exhibitors or 
paid by the park. The new schedule 1st ■ 

Theatres not charging, more than $ J, 
$25 per month; theatres charging: not 
more than $1.60, $62>60 a month; the- 
atres charging over $2,; W06 a month. " 

Picture theatres within a prescribed' 
limit, $100 a year. Picture theatres In 
Kansas City, $60 a year. ' : . ' ?\ 

Circuses. $500 first day; $100 each suc- 
ceeding day. ,/.>: 


Theatrical attractions in the Province 
of Ontario (Canada) are being held up 
as a result of the smallpox scars in that 
section of the country. The United 
States Oovernmeht (health authorities) 
placed a ban on persons entering this 
country from Ontario last Monday un- 
less vaccinated and 'undergone a ten- 
day quarantine subsequent to tho use of 
the vaccine virus. ," 

In the smaller communities all public 
places, theatres and schools have been 
shut down, and In the larger cities every 
precaution Is being taken to keep the 
disease from spreading. In Toronto Of- 
ficials visited the theatres last week: and 
artists were compelled to undergo.. an 
application of vaccine virus. The men 
were compelled to have the application 
made on the arm, while the women were 
given the privilege of having the process 
applied tp their legs. Thirty- Ave mem- 
bers of "Girl from Joland," at the Star,' 
Toronto, were obliged to go through the 
ordeal, as were the members of the 'Abe 
Reynolds' burlesque company,' playing 
the Oayety theatre there. Both of these 
shows are playing Buffalo thin week, 
having crossed the border Sunday, prior 
to the Issue of the edict of the United 
States authorities. Monday the Amer- 
ican order was strictly enforced, and no„ 
one Was permitted tO cross the line from' 
any place in Ontario. 

Kvery one entering Canada from tho 
American side Is, however, compelled to 
undergo the application of the vaccine 
virus prior to crossing the border. Ca- 
nadian health doctors are stationed at 
the. ' border and apply the process with- 
out charge. 



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i The following tetters are among those received in answer to the invitation issued 
tost week to authors to express their ideas as to whether adaptations or original scree* 
s)tories are best. Authors are urged to call the attention of their friends to these 
expressions of opinion. It is hoped to smoke out the big novelists. The adaptations 
of their books owe their screen success very often to the patient work done by some 
continuity writer who understands the screen and Jess than is generally understood 
to the author of the original work. 

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New York City, Dec. X, 4 
Editor VAnntrr: * 

May I arise In the motion picture 
forum and speak a word on the ques- 
tion of Original Screen Stories vs. Adap- 
tations? Dally, by the honest sweat 'of 

• more or less high brow, I earn my 
bread and occasional butter by analysis 
of material offered for picture- produc- 
tion to one of the largest film companies. 
I apeak, then, from a sort of middle 
ground, as a species of r of oree— perched 
on the "vb„" as It were — who endeavors 
to keep a beaming ace on both the 
devil of the man who offers^ usually 
hopefully and often lgnorantly, material 
for adaptation, and the deep blue sea 
of the man who writes flatly— sometimes 
very flatly— for the screen. 

Adaptations are unquestionably' la 
tremendous vogue. "Why Is this? There 
are two fundamental causes: first, a 
conviction and commercialism; second, 

• conviction and a sad fact 

The first conviction is that somebody 
believes that the public is keenly in- . 
forested in a picture adapted from a 
widely-known book, play, magazine 
story, or in material which had its birth 
In the brain of a widely-read or adver- . 
Used author. Whether the public is 
frantically Interested or not is not the 
present point. The vital point here is 
that somebody in power believes that 
the public grows excited and freo with 
cash as soon as an advertised name or 
an advertised production — both name 
and production having made their repu- 
tation in entirely different media of 
artistic expression — lc offered in clluleoid 

Who has this, belief? Perhaps the ex- 
hibitor, who passes It on to the pro- 
ducer. Perhaps It is the producer's own 
earnest conviction. Anyway, whether it 
be personal or acquired, the producer 
has this basic thought; and to make 
money for the exhibitor, who In turn 
makes money for him, he buys the ad- 
vertised name or material and sends it 
out In silent but eloquent form to tlu 
feverishly waiting public. And that is 
where the commercialism comes in. 

The second reason for the present 
flood of adaptations is the combination 
of a conviction and a sad fact. The 
conviction Is that the producers believe 
there Is a woeful shortage of able screen 
writers; the sad fact Is that there is an 
undeniable shortage of able screen 
writers. The lesson here to be grasped 
Is that the difference between the be- 
lief In the shortage and the true short- 
ago Is not so great as the conviction 
would have us think. Here is a wide 
gulf — that is, the space that separates 
the need for able screen writers from 
the supply — which Is being steadily, 
albeit painfully, bridged. The screen 
writers are coming. 

Change either or both of these con- 
victions and we at once have-less adap- 
tations and more dlrect-for-the-screen 

And another reason for the adapta- 
tion fashion: many of those who could 
write for the screen, won't; and moat 
of those who would, can't. 

Which, being interpreted, means that 
the first group won't because they are 
making easy money from the sale of 
the right to make these adaptations, or 
■ because they are doing well enough. 
thank you, In other media of expression 
in which they have had long training 
. and feel safe at home, or because they 
are too lazy to study the limitations 
and opportunities of vlauallzet action, 
o- because they are so blind a to call 
this' new art "Just movies" and' "trash." 
or because they have plainly tried and 
plainly failed. And the .second group 
can't because they don't know whore 
to get the necessary training, the ab- 

solutely inevitable apprenticeship that 
must precede all acceptable work. 

So let us write this in letters of fire, 
not only on, Broadway, but across the 
Lincoln Highway, and *down the Dixie 
Highway, and along all other highways 
and byways: the best screen dramas 
will not be filmed, tL* wide gulf of the 
need for able screen writers will not be 
bridged until provision is made for. the 
thorough training of those men and 
women who have a natural aptitude 
and enthusiastic Inclination for the ex- 
pression of ideas in visual action. 

The preceding paragraphs are not so 
much a howl against the adaptation and 
a plea for the original as they are a 
prophecy, and, yes, a wish. For I deeply 
and joyously believe that the original 
screen drama of tomorrow will be tar 
ahead of both originals and adaptations 
of today. ' 

Then this question: Why Is material 
possibly wonderfully successful in book 
or play frequently so disappointing when 
picturized? To a man. continuously en- 
gaged, as I am, in analyzing the varying 
media of book, magazine story, stage 
play, and film, the answer sec...., ab- 
surdly simple. It has been stated again 
and again. 

And here i is once more: what is one 
medium's mc -Vis another medium's 
p I8011. Or this: the essentials of each 
medium differ from the essentials of 
another. The essentials of a book are 
author-personality and the arra -go- 
men t of words; of a stage play, voices, 
flesh and blood personalities, arrange- 
ment of words, a certain amount of 
action that you can see; of a moving- 
picture, the ; initio wb of voiceless persons 
continuously doing something that you 
can always see. , 

Wherefore, if the essentials of one 
medium surround its baslo ideas with 
success. Ib it likely that those sam .. baste 
ideas can Joy the same measure of 
success when surrounded by thB essen- 
tials of a different medium? 

The transference of the baste ideas, 
the plot, from one medium to the other, 
will be sucessful In direct ratio to the 
bigness, universality, depth, humanity, 
vitality, of the basic Ideas. Many ideas 
are so big and fine and true— so in- 
dubitably the heritage of the whole hu- 
man race— that they are alive and warm 
In any medium. But the majority of 
conceptions 'and their plot arrangements 
are at home only In their own environ- 
ment, and immediately and terribly 
homesick out of It. 

Another quoBtion: Why do the better 
known writers sell their material first 
as magazine story or as play? Because 
they kill two succulent, golden birds 
with one rock— first, serial rights or dra- 
matic rights with their money and ad- 
vertising and then the later, effortless— 
sometimes even more golden — picture 
right. Or because they fear their brain- 
child may suffer some torture when 
stretched over five thousand feet Or 
because In the dear, damned past they 
did take some, stuff to a producer, and 
were met with words, opinions, manners 
which, perhaps, irked them a trifle, and 
which they still believe — wrongly, tor the 
most part — characterizes buyers of ma- 
terial today. 

Finally, granting that the body photo- 
dramatic is sick and needs a doctor, 
what is the remedy? It Is, as always, 
education. Education of all of us— 
writer, producer, exhibitor, public. 
Writer and producer must get together 
- on a friendly and understanding basts. 
Writer must be trained and be willing 
to be trained. Exhibitor must learn not 
what the public will pay to see, but for 
what Its secret heart most hungers. 
Public must learn to discriminate among 

difle/ont 'media, between name and 


And when all that is true, the lion will 
lie down with the lamb: and the mill*- 
niuia will be upon usl 

"' ■ Charles 0. Stewart. 

Editor Vabibty: 

I have always maintained that photo- 
plays should be produced from material 
conceived expressly for the screen and 
not adapted from anything. 

Frankly, I have yet to see a perfect 
adaptation of material originally given 
to the public as either a play or a nar- 
rative — and I have seen nearly every , 
picture of any consequence released dur- 
ing the past ten years! 

Chapter after chapter of no-account 
(photodramaturglcally) description and 
line after line of decidedly unscreenable 
dialogue, found in the very best efforts 
of both native and foreign novelists and 
dramatists, are, after all the flesh on the 
skeleton. But strip your skeleton of Its 
flesh and ninety-nine times out of a 
hundred you have nothing more than 
the nudest of plots— plots of the type 
any $76-per-week studio hack can grind 
out between breakfast and luncheon. 

The list of noteworthy novels and 
plays I have seen botched by transfer- 
ence to the screen would fill this page, 
and yet I know a producer who has re- 
fused to pay $1,500 for an original screen 
story of mine he admittedly would not 
have hesitated to pay ten to fifteen 
thousand dollars for had It been a pub- 
lished, novel or a produced play! He 
has repeatedly told me that he wants 
only the proven, no matter the cost But 
I am inclined to think that his flve-flgure, 
success-certain yarns do not make the 
best screen entertainment after all! 

There have been scores of stories 
written expressly for the screen — not 
even excepting "The Birth of a Nation" 
and "The Miracle Man" before they were 
Immeasurably improved upon by the two 
men who gave them to the celluloid 
world — that I will rank with any product 
of the novelists and dramatists. But, 
after all, the only true guide Is the box- 
office. Count the real profits — not the 
amounts * the producers would like to 
have you believe! — accruing from cer- 
tain pictures made from flve-to-flfteen- 
hundred dollar originals with those pro- 
duced by releases made from twenty-five 
to fifty-thousand-dollar "adaptations." 
Then you'll have the answer— and I 
don't think It will favor "outside" mate. 
rial. Wiilard King Bradley. 



By One Who Has Been Close Up. 


Author of Photo Plays "Counterfeit," 

"Arms And The Girl," Etc. 

"How do you make a scenario?" The 
question has been put up to me by 
many as it It could be answered by a 
cook book. What's the recipe? 

Take one full « k uart of an idea, a fresh 
one. add a heaping tablespoonful of at* 
mosphere. some unbeaten locality, add 
equal parts of love (Intense variety 
preferred), romance and suspense; stir 
them well together and then put the 
mixture away for a day or two to sim* 

Next, tell your story over and over 
again to yourself, not minding if your 
mutteiings are Interrupted by your 
friends as the back-firing of a dis- 
ordered brain, Tou should And, with' 
each revolution of your story, It attracts 
something in the way of incident pep 
. and PUNCH. After you have told It 
t yourself until you believe it and want 
to get it out of your system invito some 
unsuspecting friend, feminine gender 
preferable (and It generally is) to tea. 
When everything is pleasant, spring 
your story, if in the middle of it she 
' glances over to another table to smile 
at someone or begins her vanity box 
exercises, take It from me, your story 
Is not getting over, but she Is — to the 
other table. If, on the other hand, she 
follows your narrative with a rapt ex- 
pression and is unconscious that her 
nose Is shiny, you are holding her— 
mentally, I mean. 
"Tour next step?" Dictate a synopsis 

of your story to a stenographer, not 
falling to observe how It impresses her. 
If at a great climax she swallows her 
gum you may feel that at least -you 
have' the .desired element .of suspense, 
Hit all the high spots in' delivering -• -ir 
synopsis. If it la a vehicle for a woman 
star, play up the leading character to , 
the limit \fhen she reads it let her 
not fall- to discover that she it IT. 

Now for the acid test— the scenario 
editor. Personally I prefer to tell my 
stories to the editor. In that way you 
deliver it direct and escape the squad 
of readers to whom, ordinarily, your 
story goes before reaching the "master" 

You must catch your editor when he 
Is in a receptive mood. As a rule he is 
bored to death with reading stories and 
can't hold another In his system. He 
is fed up, gorged to a standstill with 
plot, continuity and everything. He. 
would much rather discuss golf or the 
"third one from the end" In the Follies. 
I am speaking figuratively, of course. 
If he will listen, go to It and make It 
strong. Put it right across the plate 
and don't fumble it If your ignition 
is good and you succeed in striking a 
sympathetic spark in bis mental dry 
cells, you'll know it by the affable way 
In which he helps you on with your coat 
requesting you to lose no time in sub- , 
mining your story in manuscript . I 
used to ask them to lunch with me, but 
as it takes all you get for your story 
to settle the check these days I have 
dispensed with restaurants as a story 
clearing house. 

Tour story is accepted and paid for. 
Tour work Is done. Tou have only to 
wait to witness the first run at the 
Rlvoll or other glldod film palace. With 
nervous suspense you follow the pro- 
gram until your picture Is flashed to 
view. And then— what has happened 
to "the child of your brain?" The story 
Is not being told as you told It There 
are scenes in it that you never dreamed 
of in your wildest moments of creation. 
It has lost directness. ?ou can't follow 
it Does the audience Know what it is 
all about? Tou look about, to see. 
Rome are going out; others are going 
to sleep and . ou— you are following the 
Oreen Line to' the home for the feeble 

Who i)as maltreated this "child of 
your brain?" Who are the guilty ones? 
The continuity writer and the man who- 
performs the operation in the cuttltig 
room. They have labored diligently, 
but no well. They have monkeyed with 
your construction; pulled a girder out 
here and a cornerstone out then) until 
the structure fairly wabb'es. 

Why not let the author toll his own 
story and Btand or fall by It? Because 
the aythor, as a rule, is regarded by 
the producer and' his associates as a 
crazy nut Well, they may be right at 
that . Robert Baker. 

(In another letter to this paper Mr. 
Baker comments on the fact that he 
could not recognize his story, "Counter- 
feit," when he saw Elsie Ferguson in 
it recently at the RlvolL) 

BELASCO'S $100,000 SHOW. 

"The Son-Daughter," David Belasco'a 
newest drama, long In preparation for 
Its opening three weeks ago, Is reputed 
to have entailed a production cost of 
1100,000, which makes It the manager's 
most expensive piece. 

Figures for expenses for the week bo- 
fore opening alone set the outlay at 
$12,000. Though the attraction is in Mr. 
Belasco's own theatre It' is said an 
actual profit cannot be shown until next 
season. This Is based on capacity busi- 




Priest To Manage Picture House. * 

Mt. Vernon, Deo. 8. 

Verplank Point, Just outside of Peek- 
skill, Westchester county, Is soon to 
have a picture theatre directed by a 
Catholic priest. A place known as 
King's Hall has been leased and will be 
converted into a picture house. 

The Rev. Father Flnnegan, of St 
Patrick's Church Is the lessee, and he 
will have charge of all programs. This 
is a new departure for this county. 



His New Producers Security Corporation Undertakes to 
Guarantee Certain Returns to Producers Who Sign With r 
It — -Gradwell Formerly President of World Film—. 
Calls Distributors "Honest but Inefficient" 

Stating that the majority of motion 
picture distributors are "honest but in- 
efficient," Ricord Gradwell. formerly 
president of World Film and a re- 
organizer well and favorably known to 
the most powerful Wall Street Interests, 
has . organized the Producers Security 
Corporation to render such service- to 
producers as to guarantee them the 
fullest possible returns on their Invest- . 
ments. On his staff are Campbell Mac- 
Culloch as advertising: director, Nathan 
Vldaver aa general counsel, and F. J. 
Hawkins, secretary. 

As soon as a producer enters into a 
contract with the Producers Security 
Corporation plans are drawn up and set 
going for the preliminary advertising 
and publicity. "Arrangements for dis- 
tribution are then entered into and con- 
tracts drawn. , There may be an out- 
right sale of a percentage agreement 

In the latter cose the picture is under 
constant supervision and every detail 
is checked iip. The picture is entered 
upon 'a route book containing a list of 
every house in America and Canada. 
As the picture .is shown at these nouses, 
the returns are chocked up. 

Pictures are Judged and an estimate 
based on the known market, is made of 
how much it should earn, and the Grad- 
well corporation sees to it - that that 
much or rjnore is drawn in. In this lies 
the corporation's value to the distributor. 

For a commission it undertakes to 
pu the sale of pictures on an efficiency 

"Returns from the distributor," Mr. 
Gradwell announces, "are turned over 
Immediately on their receipt to a great 
banking institution second to none in the 
United States. The producer may au- 
thorize this trust company to indorse 
checks on his behalf as arranged for 
In the contract, and to deduet pur 
modest percentage, transmitting the Bal- 
ance or holding it subject to his order. 
This insures absolute safety to all pro- 
ducers' funds. 

"Recently one client of the corpora- 
ti-n placed :he management of a photo- 
play production in its hands about three 
months after arrangements . had been 
made with a distribution company. We 
immediately put our checking and audit- 
ing system into effect with the result 
that at the end of the first week a con- 
siderable unreported amount hod been 
uncovered, a settlement made and the 
amount turned over to the producer." 

Mr Gradwell hat opened office* at 516 
Fifth avenue. 

ing for the formation of another impor- 
tant distributing organization. . 

There is a report Mr. Kane will be 
associated with the International Films 
and the Cosmopolitan Productions. C. 
P. ZIttel recently left both. 

. The surprise of Broadway is the tre- 
mendous business the "Parisian -Fashion 

Revue" has been attracting to the 
Broadway, where It la now In its fourth 

The Idea went begging along Broad- 
way where It was offered by Richard 
Bennett, who conceived^ the novelty, un- 
til Leon Langsfeld was approached. 
Even then It took weeks before Langs- 
feld was convinced of the possibilities 
of the revue. But the first week was 
the corivlnccr, the houso drawing $16,400 
with the attraction. The second week 
the business fell off, dropping to around 
$11,000; Last week there was $13,300 in 
the house.. Last Saturday and Sunday 
the draw at the box office was $6,300 on 
Hie two days. 

The show is to remain there Indefi- 
nitely, and there will be a change of 
costumes made within the next week or 
ten dnys. 

Bertnett Is playing the attraction at 
a percentage and getting inpre than 10 
per cent, of the gross for his bit. This 
is getting in the neighborhood of from 
$2,000 to $2,500 for an act that vaude- 
- vllle would not touch. The trick Is 
costing about $1,100 a week to run. 


Cincinnati, Dee. I. 
Mas Goldstein, of Chicago, Is the 
leading figure in a $2,000,000 realty deal, 
whereby Famous Players-Laaky will 
have a theatre In Cincinnati, .■f* he 
southeast corner of 5th and Vine 
« streets. The transaction, the largest In 
the history of this city, was closed sev- 
eral days ago, through tho Frederick 
A. Schmidt Co., realty brokers. Gold- 
stein made his entrance into Cincinnati 
six months ago as the lessee of the tem- 
porary courthouse, which he has suc- 
ceeded In having selected as the future 
home of most of the picture exchanges. 
It Is announced that no time will be 
lost In the erection of a theatre, to seat 
at least 8,600. To provide room for it 
the Honing and Stag hotels will be 
razed, For the present, the Wiggins 
block, an office building at the corner 
of Fifth and Vine, will not be torn 
down, but will be held for speculative 

Rumors that Famous Players-Lasky 
intended to build here have been air- 
planing for weeks. Goldstein, who was 
clever enough to shoo the film com- 
panies into the temporary court house, 
taking advantage of the fact that the 
places in which they had previously 
been located, were not fireproof, like- 
wise took advantage of the protracted 
war between the film concerns and 
certain Cincinnati exhibitors who are 
holding out for lower prices, to Interest 
Famous Players-Lasky in his theatre 
project With the erection of Ascher 
Brothers' proposed house at 7th 
and Vine street next year, and the en- 
try of the new Palace, with pop vaude- 
ville and pictures. Goldstein will hate 
• to proceed some to take in all the 


Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 3. 

Gilbert Freemen, owner of the Lib- 
erty, this eity, last week received the 
decision In the Common Pleas Court 
against the American Feature Films of 

The Bult. was over a serlcr ot Beven 
Nazlmova pictures for which Freeman 
held a contract for the second-run 
rights. It was brought out in the testi- 
mony the distributing company had de- 
livered two of the series and then start - 
ed to rent them to another picture house 
In the city at a larger rental. 

Temporary Injunctions kept the oppo- 
sition house from releasing the pictures 
until Judge Walsh rendered his deci- 


George Loane Tucker, the director for 
the Mayflower Pictures Corp., arrived in 
town this week to thresh out his griev- 
ances against his employers personally. 
Mr. Tucker is "sore" on Mayflower for 
a number of reasons. 

First, be raised a "kick," claiming he 
was not given enough newspaper and 
other publicity exploitation In connec- 
tion with bis production, "The Miracle 

Other petty financial matters cropped 
ui from timu to time, among them the 
fact that he claims the Mayflower did 
not always p<ty him on time. His at- 
torney, M. L. Malevlnsky, Of O'Brien, 
Malevlnsky & Driscoll, is taking the 
matter up with the Mayflower's at- 
torneys in an effort for settlement. 

The. picture producers' attorneys, on 
the other hand, are threatening an in- 
junction suit should Tucker take a no- 
tion to jump his contract with them. 
There the matter rests, pending negotia- 
tions between the legal lights. 


An organization composed of promi- 
nent film men is gradually being formed 
tor the sole protection of the exhibitors 
throughout "the United States, and 
Canada- and with a further object of 
protecting all exhibitors from showing 
news Alms and Industrial "features" 
containing advertising matter. 

The organization that is soon to take 
up this branch of the industry is known ■ 
as the Motion Picture Theatre Owners' 
Association of -America, Inc., with head- 
quarters in New 1'ork. ' 

Its specific aim la to control, in a 
sense, the release of news films and in- 
dustrial "features" and the element of 
advertising matter in such films. It was 
estimated, with the announcement of the 
name of the new organization that mil - 
liens of dollars had accrued to the in- 
terest of manufacturers since the incep- 
tion of the picture business for exploit- 
ing commercial products on the screens 
of theatre owners, while the exhibitor 
has had to stand by without receiving a 
farthing for his end. 

This means that the money that has 
been continually pouring into the treas- 
ury of the manufacturers will be U1-. 
verted to the treasury of the exhibitors 
direct. It Is, in consequence, proposed-, 
that the money so acquired by tho ex- 
hibitors shall be used to fight censor- 
ship, taxation, and such legislation that 
is opposed to Sunday openings. • ' ' *; . 
It was learned that the exhibitors have . 
an additional grievance, and which also 
has a bearing. It was contended, that 
the manufacturers in their respective 
trips to Washington and to Albany had 
alwayH represented themselves and 
never taken the exhibitors' interest to 
heart This was proven, it was said, 
when the Sunday openings in munici- 
palities throughout the State of New 
York had. been legislated for by. the ex- 
hibitor and r.ot the manufacturer. 




An important topic the past week was 
the resignation of Arthur S. Kane as 
president of the Realort Pictures Corp. 

In his official announcement of his re- 
tirement, Mr. Kane stated it was due to 
a difference of opinion regarding the 
future policy of the concern, which he 
added was his own conception. 

Kane's reason for resigning was the 
disinclination on the part of the corpo- 
ration to declare him in on a percentage 
of profits for the sole reason it was a 
very difficult mattea to compute the 
profits in a satisfactory ma..ner. The 
concern was loath to part with his serv- 
ices, and went so for aa to offer to 
double his salary of $25,000 per annum, 
with every reasonable assurance of fu- 
ture tangible evidences of appreciation. 

Kane is underrtood to have had no 
less than four tenders of financial bacli- 

Lloyd Hughos, a 22-year-old picture 
Juvenile who started as a screen extra 
a year ago, has been elevated to star- 
dom by Thos. H. Ince. Hughes' first 
starring vehicle will be released by 
F. P. Lasky about Jan. 1. 


The owners of the Longacre Build- 
ing, Broadway and 42d street, accord- 
ing to the agent of the building, have 
decided to ban i.icture tenants after May 
1, 1920. Those holding a lease in the 
building engaged in the picture busi- 
ness will not be granted renewals when 
their present agreements expire. 

The reason for barring picture people, 
according to the agent, is because of 
frequent Infraction of tne fire rules 
governing the storing of film by picture 
firms who have occupied rooms in the 
Longacre in the last few year* 

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General Enterprises, Inc., lias started 
a legal action against Tom Moore At- 
tractions of Washington, asking $1,600 
damages as the result of Tom Moore 
refusing to play "VlrtuouB Men" in the 
Strand, Washington, laBt January, after 
a contract bad been entered into for a- 
flrst-run booking. Moore, it is alleged, 
sought to shift the date to a smaller 
house controlled by him in Washington, 
but General Enterprises refused to ac- 
cept the substitute booking. Tho case 
, will come to trial in the Circuit Court, 
Washington, D. C, next Monday. The 
decision Is looked forward to by film 
renters in general, as It Is expected to 
establish a precedent for future disputes 
regarding "substitution" bookings. 

• Elect Kuhn President. 

• Sam Kuhn, formerly manager of 
Loew's Avenue B theatre, was elected 
president of tho Crescent Theatre Corp., 
incorporated unJcr. the laws of New 
Jersey for $55,000. 

The corporation is now operating 
the Crescent theatre, Perth Amhoy, with 
a feature picture policy. It anticipates 
obtaining two othor houses In Jersey by 
the end of this month. 

SiSSiM 'V- 

George Loane Tucker was In New 
York early, .{.his week for a consultation 
with Isaac Wolper, president of the 
Mayflower Film Corp., at which was 
discussed the various matters in dispute 
at long distance for some tune .past, 

Tucker's production of "The Miracle 
Man" is said to have established a pew 
record for quick returns Although but 
a few weeks old the feature has already 
earned for Mayflower a handsome re- 
turn over and above the money ad- 
vanced to cover coat of production. '.. 


Los Angeles, Deo. 3. 
It is rumored here that Marshall Jul- 
ian, one of the prime movers . In the 
"Big Six" combination of direct ore, has 
made George Mooser an offer of $25,000 
a year to take entire charge of the busi- 
ness for the proposed alliance. 

When seen In, New York, Mr. Mooser 
stated he had made definite arrange- 
ments to ally himself with Goldwyn, In 
the capacity of assistant to the presi- 
dent. > •'•'""'. 





It is hot generally known that Famous 
Players-Lasky has completed a screen 
production of "Peg o' My Heart," ready 
for release the moment a final decision 
Is rendered in the suit for the film' 
rights between Oliver Morosco and J. 
Hartley Manners. 

Famous haa secured legal opinions 
from several prominent attorneys who 
assure them the eventual decision will 
vest the picture rights with them. 


Los Angtles, Dec.' f . 
Emma Dunn is hero making a screen 
adaptation of "Old Lady 31," and when 
this is concluded she expects to appear 
in several ther film features. She Js 
employed by Metro. ^ 

Locw-Zukor Wedding Jan. 6. 
The date of the wedding of Marcus 
Loew's son Arthur to Adolph Zukor's 
daughter has been set for Jan. next. 


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"Holy City" Spectacle to Be Established in San Fernando 
• Valley, California— Pictures to Be Released to Re- 
ligious Institutions Only— Support of John D. 
s Rockefeller Sought— Oil Magnate Has 
the Plan Under Consideration. 

Chicago, Deo. 8. 

At last— the Bible U to be plcturized; 
tat a biblical story: the Bible, from 
•war to cover! 

Dick Ferris, promoter of circuses, 
•hows and spectacles, passed through 
bore, returning from the Bast to Texas, 
■where he now conducts a flourishing oil 
business, and he told the following: 

"I am promoting a Holy City, to be 
built. In the Ban Fernando Valley, less 
than IB miles from Los Angeles. It will 
bo a replica of the scriptural Jerusalem 
In every detail, and will have a popula- 
tion of thousands of residents, each made 
up to represent and living the life of a 
biblical character. We will have Moses. 
Noah, all the 'prophets, saints and sin- 
ners of the Talmud and Genesis on the 

••We will have six Chrlsts— of various 
ages— representing the Savior from the 
monger to tho cross. There will be asses 
and other animals, trained to do their 
duties according to the Book. 

"I have the moral support of Harry 
Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles 
Times; I cannot commit blm to all 
these details, but he has approved the 
plan, generally. Victor P. Lawson, pub- 
lisher of the Chicago Dally News, has 
evinced powerful Interest und may get 
back of the Idea for a million. , Dr. 
Crane Is now presenting It to John D. 
Rockefeller, for support to an equal 
amount. It will take 35,000,000 original 
capital and after that no one knows how 
much for maintenance. 

•The revenue 1b to be derived In three 
or four ways. Admlss.on will be charged 
the year around for entering the city, 
and I am certain ministers and others 
deeply Interested In Bible matters will 
make pilgrimages there as they have 
done to Obera.nergau. For two or three 
weeks annua. .y we propose to give the 
Passion Play. But the big punch Is the 
picture possibilities. 

"Wo intend to start at tho first page 
Of the Bible and ^o through to the last, 
plcturizlng tho sccneB and using the 
text In type. These will bo reloased to 
churches, as they will be non-soctarlan, 
following aboslutely the original Bible 
matter and just as acceptable, therefore, 
is the Testaments, themselves. 
L "For Sunday schools this unending 

series will be invaluable. The reels will 
become a biblical library. There la no 
way to estimate the extent to which 
such films can circulate. 

"We have no intention of ottering 
thrnr at any time to theatres; they are 
to be strictly biblical and, as far as pos- 
sible, authentic. I have nourished this 
scheme for ie years. After consulting 
In the East with churchmen and finan- 
ciers, Ie begin to see daylight for it. I 
a going to .os Angeles within a month 
to close for the site." . 

Duluth, Dec. 3. 

The appearance of Charlie Chaplin 
and Fritz Krelsler has been temporarily 
halted In Duluth, The right to exhibit 
Chaplin films will be determined by the 
courts and the American Legion is con- 
eldering the Krelsler dose. 

District Judge Bert Fealer has just 
signed an order temporarily restraining 
the Twin City Amusement Trust Estate 
(Hamm, Finkelsteln & Buben) and the 
First National Distributing Co. from ex- 
hibiting Chaplin pictures. The restrain- 
ing order was obtained by the Clinton 
Investment Co., operating the Strand. 
Tho Hamm, Finkelsteln & Ruben com- 
pany operates the Garrlck and Lyric 
formerly owned by Thomas Furnlsa 

Mrs. George 3. Richards has asked 
the David Wlsted Post of the American 
Legion if it would sanction the appear- 
ance of Fritz Krelsler in February. Ac- 
cording to a letter received by Adjutant 
C. C Beeth. head of the Legion here, 
there should be little opposition to 
Krelsler, as the violinist stands well 
with the State organization, which 
seems to favor a friendly attitude. 


Marcus Loew says the newspaper men 
.of Kansas City got tangled after inter- 
viewing him there, as none asked Loew 
anything about a possible coalition be- 
tween the Adolph Zukor and Marcus 
Loew interests. 

Asked if there was anything In the 
story at all Loew replied In the negative, 
and when asked If there might be in the 
future he replied anything was possible, 
but that such an affiliation seemed un- 
likely at the present moment 


London. Dee. t. 
The reported resignation of John 
Cecil Graham as managing director of 
the FamouB Players-Laaky enterprises 
in Great Britain was widely discussed 
this week In London picture circles- 
Mr. Graham has been busy denying 
the rumor, whlr'i is said to have 
originated in New Fork and he has de- 
clared there Is no truth in the report. _. 

Theatro Treasurer Held Up. * 

Marion. Ida . Dee. I. 

George Spurr. cushler of the Mutual 
Theatre Co., was slugged and robbed of 
$600 Ht he was entering the company's 
offices In the Marlon National Pank 
building, one block from police head- 
quiuters and iu the very heart of tne 
buuiieua district 

Spurr carried the money In four sacks, 
which he dropped when he was hit with 
a large rock, Hia assailant pr.Ked up 
the sacks und escaped The moucy rep- 
resented thu day's receipts of th* In- 
diana, Royal Grand and Lyric theatres. 

The police say they have ..a olew, but 
no si'ieats have been made. 


Another film stock went on the Curb 
the past week simultaneously with the 
entrance of the du Pont money Into the 
Goldwyn corporation. On Tuesday 
4,000 Goldwyn shares were dealt in .t 
29%. the low mark was 28%, and It 
closed that afternoon at SO. 

Famous Players-Lasky Is still below 
par. having, fallen a 'fortnight ago with 
the general slump In the market Early 
this week it hovered between 86 and 87. 
with comparatively small deal|ng. 

Marcus Loew. Inc., has fluctuated very 
little, being quoted on the boards at a 
fraction below SO. Monday 1,800 shares 
were bought at 29% 

The United Pictures Producing Corp. 
showed a sale of 1,000 shares Tuesday at 
13%, dropped to 12 and closed at 13. 

There has been no trading recently In 
Triangle or World Film, the former be- 
ins listed at % and the latter at %. 

The United Artists, or "Big Four," 
has a contract with the RIvoll and 
Rlalto theatres for the first run show- 
ing of Its releases on a plan that devi- 
ates from the established policy of these 

The Pickfnrd, Chaplin. Fairbanks and 
Griffith pictures, under this arrange- 
ment, are to be shown first at the RI- 
voll for a week and then immediately 
transferred to the Rlalto for an Indefi- 
nite run, dependent upon the drawing 
power of these features. 


Myron Selznick Is going to announce 
Zena Keefe as his 1 920 star. Miss Keefe 
has had a rather unusual career in pic- 
tures, having hit the ups and downs in 
the last few years. 

She was more recently with World 

v Philadelphia, Dec 3. 

The Bingham Hotel property at 
Eleventh and Market streets, was to- 
day transferred to th Str 'ey Company 
at a price .eportec to be 13,000,000. It 
is the largest individual real estate 
transaction ever recorded for this busi- 
ness thoroughfare. The propo sed sale 
was reporter in VARIETY several 
weeks ago. 

The i lot extends 166 feet on Market 
street and 180 feet on Eleventh. 'The 
leases expire in June, 1920, when the 
present buildings will be demolished and 
a mammoth picture house erected, v h 
a six-story office ai.d st building on 

the Market street side. The ont;. ce 
to the theatre will be through an arcade 
on Eleventh street, th. . atre capable 
of holding 2,000 people. , 


It is now definitely confirmed that 
Famous Players-Lasky have . v rchased 
the New York 'heatre property, but they 
show no disposition to rebuild on the 
site in the immediate future. The price 
they paid was 33.200,000. 

When the property was sold under 
foreclosure tor 3950,000 some . -ore ago. 
the. purchasers offered to re-sell it *t 
3900,000 with only 360,000 down and the 
remainder to remain on mortgage for 
20 years. 


T/>s Angeles. Dec. 3. 

Jesse L. Lasky is confined to bis bed 
and reported to be scheduled to remain 
there for at least another month. 

While in New York Lasky underwent 
an X-ray anamination, and the doctor 
reported * he discovery of -e lesion or 
weakness of a pulmonary artery. 

Lasky. It is claimed here, won't return 
East until next summer. 

San Francisco. Dec. 3. 

What la said will be the largest pic- 
ture theatre in the World will be built 
here by Turner & Dahnken Co., mem- 
bers of the First National. 

The First National will aid In financ- 
ing the new house, the location of which 
has not been announced. 

The seating capacity, according to the 
report, will be 6,000. 


William A. Brady Is about to embark 
once more in the picture producing 
business in association with Mr. Fa- 
bian, who holds the First National 
franchise for New Jersey. 

Brady has for some time past been 
gathering a mass or material in the way 
of plays and other literature suitable 
for picture making, and when he starts 
producing he will be well equipped 
from that angle. 

Fox's Off.ce Dismissing Employes. 

London, Dec. 1. 
Ernest Reed has left the William Fox 
London office and many of the employes 
have been discharged. 



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somebody or other always trying to get the lion's share of 
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assure your profits for yourself now and for all time. 

opportunity— NOW— either to listen or to refuse to hiar; 
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Herbert & Jensen to Erect Theatre in Seattle-^Many Inno- 
. vations Including Dance Hall Where Those Without 
;.: Seats Can Wait— Others Throughout that Section 

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. ~ .; Seattle, Dec 10. ; 

ThTe-Greater Theatre Corporation of 
this city will build a picture palace 
here at the cost of $500,000 and 'with a 
seating capacity of 5,000. ■ It will be 
located north of Pike street."' . 
. ijohn Von Herberg arid- Gaude S. 
Jensen, principal Owners of the 
Greater Theatres Corporation, returned 
Saturday from- Great Falls, Mont, 
where they closed deals for a $600,000' 
house there, to be built early next 
year. This operation will be under- 
taken by their new -Yakima Amuse- 
ment Co. They will also build a $250,- 
000 house In Yakima, adjoining the' 
Commercial Hotel. 

Twenty-five new theatres will be 
built in Pacific Coast cities during the 
coming year. These places include 
Spokane, Everet, Bellingham and Bre- 
merton. , »; • • 

Interviewed . regarding his contem- 
plated operations by a Variety repre- 
sentative, Manager Von Herberg said : 

"The new theatre in Seattle wilt be 
the equal of anything in the world. 
It will have enough features to make 
it unique among playhouses Of Amer- 
ica. The Wurhtzer organ people are- 
bujlding lis the largest organ in the 
; world for our new house. Escalators 
will carry patrons from the sidewalk 
.to.. the balcony. There will be the 
usual inclines as' well. ' 
;*"A smoking section will be provided 
for the men. The rest rooms will 
have glass partitions so that the 
screen will be visible to, anyone there. 

"Novelties in the. heating and refrig- 
erating equipment will provide for the 
creation of a picture atmosphere here- 
tofore unknown. Our patrons thus 
will be able to get the smell of apple 
blossoms in an orchard . as a ray of 
sunshine breaks through the leaves in 
the picture and smiles, on the face of 
hero and heroine. That is to say, we 
ttill be able to scent the air in the 
house at will and alter its temperature. 

"Waiting crowds will be ushered into 
a large ballroom where an 'orchestra 
will play. There they can sit or dance 

to their heart's content till there are 
seats for them in the theatre. We 
expect to have the theatre ready next 
fall." • ; , 

This firm's lease of the Strand, it is 
understood, cannot be renewed. The 
Mission, another of their houses, is to 
be torn down to make room for a 
business block. 

This firm now owns four theatres in 
Seattle, three in Tacoma, two in Butte 
and five in Portland. .; 

Over $3,000,000 will be spent here 
next year in erecting theatres. There 
will' be a new Marcus Lbew house, the 
hew Wilken, the Varietv, Portola and 
Danz, a new house on Second avenue, 
and Monte Carter may also build, as 
his lease on the Oak expires in March. 


San Antonio. Tex.. Dec. 10. 

Perhaps the most concrete case tyoi- ■ 
fying the reasons for the widespread 
chance of policy and the reason why 
practically all combination theatres in 
this territory have turned their bacW 
on legitimate attractions, is that of 
the Grand opera hpuse in this city. 
Feb. 1 it reverts to pictures. 

Last season this house with pictures 
netted $35,000. With th« meaty portion 
of the current season about passed, the" 
opera house to 'date' has turned a profit 
of only $112. 

^he house went back to toad attrac- 
tions this season to satisfy booking 
men in New York who were alarmed at 
the number, of houses which had dis- 
appeared from the books. 


It has been told more than once 
within the past few days .of people 
purchasing tickets at the box offices of 
legit theatres on Broadway receiving 
a punched coupon and a hard admis- 
sion ticket, though payment was made 
by the patron of the full scale and tax. 

In one theatrcthe occurrence , came 
out through "the purchaser of the cou- 
pon tearing his trpusers upon an 

orchestra chair, and making complaint 
to the manager of the house. The 
manager asked to see the man's cou- 
pon. ' Noticing it was punched, the 
manager commented upon anyone see- 
ing the show for nothing complaining 
about anything, whereupon the patron ; 
protested he had settled in full at the* 
box office. • ' . •''•:'■■■;■ 


An increasing number of shows are 
reported closing with bad road condi- 
tions being listed as the reason. . ■ 

Lack of bookings, long jumps, and 
poor business enter into the situation. 

Leave It To Jane" closes in Texas 
next week. The territory is "shot to 
, pieces." The show was to have gone 
eastward through the south but had 
business reported caused the decision 
to stop. .. ' ' - 

■ The Mittenthal Bros, closed 'The 
Dancing Widow" last week and brought 
it jnto New York. 

The No. 2 "Sometime" is due to close 
Dec. 29 at Zanesville and niay stop be- 
fore then. "So Long Letty" is also, 
closing. ' • 


'•'" * Philadelphia, Dec. .10. 

Channing Pollock, the playwright, 
plainly shocked . the members of the 
Browning Society at its recent meet- 
ing and took an awful wallop at the 
stage, producers and managers in his 
lecture on "Psychologists and the 
Stage To-day." His listeners first 
tittered, then followed, "Ohs," "Ahs" 
and even "Oofs," as he hurled barbed 
" shafts in all directlonsv-'- 

"There is less psychology than 
physiology on the American stage to- 
day," spake Pollock. "There are fewer 
lines said than lines displayed and the 
- only uplift is the kind of uplift invested 
by Flo Ziegfeld. There is no' such 
thing as 'an art of the drama.' 

"Of all the theatrical managers who 
crowd New York, only six. have read 
a book in their lives.- Those six are 
bankrupt. Most of the impresarios 
are graduated cloak and suit dealers, 
•furriers and window washers. 

"The other day one of them heard 
that Oliver Twist would ma^e a> good 
moving picture and he said to his 
agent, 'Cable that guy Dickens for the 
American rights/" 


London, Dec. 10. 
Charles Gulliver has offered Georges 
Carpentier $5,000 a week to appear in 
a Paris revue, while Sir Oswald Stoll 
topped this with a tender of $6,000 
to play in a sporting picture. 


Perhaps the most interesting fea-'- 
ture of the reorganization, of the pJf- : 
pheum Circuit is the privilege to be || 
given, vaudeville actors to buy stock).: 
at an inside price said to be cpnsid^|j 
efably under the figure which the ! 
stock- will be quoted on the market./; 

This decision was reached after a. 
conference, between Martin- Beck and 
VE. F. Albee and the offer goifs: not. 
alone for artists booked in Orpheum • 
and Keith houses, but all office em-, 
ployees, house employees, stage hands ^ 
and musicians, - ;— 

It is expected that an announcement 
officially .detailing ' the offer will be 
made shortly; by Messrs. Beck and* : 
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,i. A. LA. DISAGREEMENT.^ jj| 

The threat Of active oppq a i t ion /tor 
any state bill which would the _/ 
giving of Sunday performances 'of lerV 
gitimate shows, has apparently been 
eased up on.. the. part of the Actors~ 
Equity Association. The A. E. A„ at- 
its meeting two weeks ago, resolved to 
fight any lobby at Albany^ which the . 
managers * might introduce to Jam; . 
through' such a. bill. The Producing-; 
Managers' Association deny any in- 
tention of using a lobby for any.measr; 
lire which they might favor. ? ..;:, 

Talk in the A. E. A, after the threat- 
to go after -Sunday night concerts if ~ 
the legitimate -managers attempt, the-, 
forcing of a liberal : Sunday not : 
altogether favorable. Members who/: 
have been playing Sunday .nights to. 
profit resent any plan' to eliminate; con- 
certs, especially coming from a players' r 
organization. ';: ; - ■ r^:° 

Entire siiwpiNaiEb. H 

. • New Orleans, Dec, 10. /■/. 
.. Four.'patrol wagons backed -up \o<- 
the Dauphine Sunday night at'The close ■; 
of the performance and carted away 
the performers, manager Lew Rose, the; 
theatre's' musicians and stage hands;. 
Thirty-four persons were placed in the ; : 
"hoosegow," charged with being con- 
cerned in giving an immoral show. 

Rose has been having .considerable • 
trouble with his stock burlesque. The 
authorities, prodded by the reform "pol- 
itical element, are- insisting that only 
spotless entertainment be given. 

It is said Rose let 'er out a trifle 
Sunday night, whereupon the police : 
acted promptly! The prisoners have 
been released on bona and Tuesday- 
the house was running, along as per 


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If Their Project Comes Through, Can Offer 45 Weeks'Work 
—They Will Control Whole Situation— Little Work 
Elsewhere for Artist-^Half Prices for Acts— s 
Only Broadhead Circuit Independent— / 
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London, Dec. 10. 

Pieced together from several sources 
is the safe deduction that Sir Alfred 
Butt, Sir Oswald Stoll and Charles 
Gulliver are going to float a huge mu- 
sic hall tombine which will put them 
in a position to offer an artist say 45 
weeks' work in a year. . v • 

But it will also mean that the $100 a 
week turn will have to take $50 or go 
' without work, for there will be none 
to be obtained outside the Broadhead 
Circuit (confined to a dozen of the 
cheaper halls in the Lancashire small 
towns). Macnaughten will probably 
be taken in by StolL 

Another new device is the "topping? 
.of bills in the provinces with either 
three acts (deservedly topliners each 
one), or placing an entirely new turn, 
a beginner at that, on "top," with two 
or three established turns underneath. 
The next month will bring forth some- 
thing definite . 

The quotation for shares in a number 
of the music halls hae gone up in the 
past fortnight. Portsmouth Hippo- 
drome recently rose from $5 to $7.50 
per share; Eastham and Tottenham 
Palaces from $1 to $4. 

Palladium and London Theatre of 
Varieties associated 15 halls shares 
could be bought a year ago for $1 and 
are torday worth $5. 

Sir Walter DeFrece has recently pur- 
chased the Birmingham Hippodrome at 
a price said to be $250,000 and is to 
spend an additional $200,000 in altera- 
tions. Jt has a seating capacity of 
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Credited with having made a game 
light to Overcome an unfriendly feel- . 
int on foreign shores, Leon Errol is 
back on Broadway. 

Errol arrived on the Lapland, having 
completed his stay in Albert de Cour- 
ville's London Hippodrome revue, "Joy- 
Bells," wltlr the expiration of the first 
edition of the revue. His return to- 
America was made possible by Mr. de 
Courville, who holds the comedian's 
contract. It is expected by the London 
management that Errol will return to 
the Hippodrome fold to be the chief 
comedian in the Tenth Hippodrome 
revue, opening in March. 

Despite the obstacles encountered 
. at the Hippodrome, Errol had a good 
word for the Britishers, who person- 
ally sympathized with him, and who 
stormed him with letters explaining 
that the attitude of George Robey did 
not represent the British spirit toward 
welcoming American artists. Errol's 
controversy with Robey, started, exe- 
cuted and prolonged by Robey him- 
self, is now international gossip. 

"When I want to think of British 
hospitality," was Errol's only com- 
ment, "I don't think of Robey, for he 
doesn't represent that British spirit 
as the Prince of Wales does." 
• Others might have been driven to 
cover with the tactics Robey adopted, 
and for a time it looked as if Errol 
would quit in disgust, but the stiffer 
Robey's unfairness the greater Errol's 
smile, and in this way the American 
won the admiration of the Britishers. 
After the premiere of the revue, Errol 
was handcuffed by Robey's threat to 
walk out- of the show if the former 
wasn't placed in an obscure spot. Ro- 

bey got away with his threats inas- 
much as he held the backing of the 
libraries, who had made a sensational 
"buy" for -the entire run of the revue. 
Robey's acknowledged "draw" made a 
' success of his threats with the man- 

; The whole situation was unique, but 
Errol's stand prevented the affair 
from becoming nasty, and this policy 
will award the American comedian a 
warm welcome when he returns in 
March. Robey will be out of the Hip- 
podrome cast then, but across the 
street at the' Alhambra with Violet 
Loraine as a competitor. 

Errol suffered at the hands of Robey 
as would any American artist who is 
in the same cast with • the English 
comedian. The Britisher is 'not back- 
ward in claiming no American artist 
will at any time share attention with 
him. It is believed that Robey will 
never forget his sad fate in America 
when he essayed to gain a hearing 
here. .r '• 

Predictions were made along Broad- 
way this week that Errol will never 
return to London, due to the great 
amount of work that is on tap for -him 
here. Vaudeville wants Errol, and it 
will be at the Palace Theatre Christ- 
mas week that the comedian will make 
his return bow in a sketch, "The 
Guest." The- future of Errol's stay in 
vaudeville. will depend upon the plans 
Flo Ziegf eld has mapped out for the 
comedian. Errol meanwhile wants 
people to realize it was no fault of Mr. 

v/hrt5 the floqp? 
"Vauhgven's on the bill?' 


Tears of laughter, we suppose. This fellow 
knows everything. Why not add swimming 
lessons to his act, and he educational ai will 
as amusing. 

de Courviile's the Hippodrome engage- 
ment contained such an amount of un- 
friendly feeling. It is known de Cour- 
ville will breathe a sigh of relief when 
Robey's contract expires, for now with 
Errol out, Robey is showing marked 
jealousy of Shirley Kellogg (Mrs. de 
Courville) for the triumph she has 
scored in the second peal of "Joy- 


Paris, Dec. 10. 

r Richard Walton Tully, the American 
playwright, is here preparing, to pre- 
sent "The Bird of Paradise" in this 
city. There are to be no changes over 
the English and American productions, 
the play being translated practically 
as originally put on. The French pro- 
duction will immediately follow the 
"Bird" company, which soon starts, 
through the English provinces. 

The "Bird" may also be put on in 
- Spain, a translation in Spanish already 
having been done and there are offers 
for the piece from Russia and Den- 
mark. -Tully*s "The Flame" is also 
well thought of by managers who have 
read the script 

Sir Alfred Butt is interested with 
Mr. Tully in both the English pro- 
ductions of "The Bird of Paradise," the 
Parisian production and those pro- 
jected {or other continental countries. 


Paris,' Dec. 10. 

A Franck, so fond of rushing into 
print, produced at the Theatre Edouard 
VII, Dec. 5, another broad musical 
comedy, "La Liaison Dangereuse," by 
Felix Gandera and Monezy-Eah, mas- 
ters in this particular style, for which 
Paulet has composed the-score. The 
so-called operetta is played by Mar- 
guerite Deval, Mr. Defreyn and Mr. 
Cazalis. It was fairly, received. * 

The story concerns two freak sisters, 
•united like the Siamese twins. A prince 
marrying one, is embarrassed on the ' 
wedding day, so the 6ther is supposed 
to take a sleeping draught, but the first 
sister is given the drug by a jealous, 
page. The prince discovers he prefers 
the. second while the first twin is asleep. 

Finally the sisters are disjointed, the 
first leaving the second for the prince. 


London, Dec. 10. 
Sidney Valentine, chairman of. the 
Actors' Association, who fainted away 
at the Globe meeting when the vio- 
lence and disturbance reached its 
height, is still unconscious. His con- 
dition is very serious. . 


London, Dec. 10. 
• Percy. Burton, who was offered both 
the Alhambra and the Empire for the 
Thomas Travelogs, will go to Philhar- 
monic Hall, Dec. 8. instead. From there 
he will move to Queen's Hall on Box- 
ing Day, Dec. 26. 


London, Dec. 10. 
Vesta Tilley, wife of the Sir Walter 
De Frece, the music hall manager, will 
end her farewell tour in May at the 

Coliseum. "' , ■ 


London, Dec 10. 
Seymour Hicks and Edward Arling- 
ton (American) are said to be form- 
ing a company to run a^permanent 
'circus here. 


Paris, DecT. 10. 

Albert de Courville opened the Folies 
MariRny Dec. 6, with Charles Withers 
in "For Pity's Sake," Purcella Bros., 
Boucot in a sketch from "Joy Bells." 

Albert Braff is managing the enter- 

An elegant crowd attended the pre- 
miere. ^ 



London, Dee. 10. 

'Louis N.. Parker's "Summertime" hat 
failed to draw and comes off at the 
Royalty Dec 13. • ' - . u,..,, 

The perennial "Charley's Aunt^tHll" 
be revived Boxing Day. 


London, Dec 10. 
Lily Lena has been granted a divorce 
with costs from her husband. She: 
has booked passage to sail on the 
Caronia Dec 29, opening at the Bush-, 
wick, Jan. 12. . 


London, Dec 10. 
David Belasco has secured the Amer- 
ican rights to Arnold* Benrfett's play 
"Sacred and Profane Love." in which 
Iris Hoey is being starred in England. 


London, Dec 10. 
Robert Loraine, Fay Compton and. 
A E. Matthews were scheduled to ap- 
pear . in Roi Cooper Megrne's "Tea 
for Three" in London. Loraine has 
dropped out The role he was assigned, 
to may be played by Arnold Daly. The 
piece is listed for the Haymarket in 


London, Dec 10. 
Alex. Rea and Baiil Dean have ac- 

Jiuired a lease of St. Martin's Theatre 
rom Charles B. Cochran. They take 
possession in April. ' ~ 

Margaret Scudamore will produce 
"Once Upon a Time* at St Martin's 
Dec 22. v..:>. '"', 


London, Dec. 10. 

Will .West has been engaged to play 
Sydney Valentine's part in **The v Ctn- 
derella Man." ' - 

Valentine was conscious for a little 
while last Saturday, but otherwise his 
condition remains unchanged. - 

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London, Dec 10. 

The divorce in the Joe Shoebridge 
family has finally been confirmed. 

Mr. Shoebridge is reported /to have 
cabled an offer to American big time 
vaudeville managers offering Van 
Hoven over there at $750 weekly. 
Shoebridge is an agent, formerly with 

■LttfJa Visiters" Postponed. 

_- % London, Dec 10. 

Edith Goodall's production' of Daisy 
Ashford's "Little Visiters" has been 
postponed, there being no theatre 
available. This is the book by an 
eleven year old girl discovered by Sir 
J. M. Barrie, the -playwright ■ 




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quartette, which officially fell to Loew 

this week, all as exclusively predicted 
s in Variety. Loew is not making any 

I effort to get the McCarthy Brothers' 

I I . houses, in the Dakotas, apparently a 
1 . logical connection between his new al- 

No Particular Ceremony Marks Auspicious Dedication of 
Theatre Without GaUery—ftig Time House To Be 

Torn Down and New One Builk— Alb^e Decides 

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'- .Cincinnati, Dec, 10. 

The new Palace Theatre here opened 

Dec. 6. George Rapp, the architect, 

/.says it's even more imposing- a house 

'^tban the State-Lake in Chicago. No . 

" ceremony marked the opening of the 

latest Keith house. John J. Murdock 

was on hand to see that everything ran 

smoothly. . ' v ' '. 

John P. Harris, of Pittsburgh, presi- 
dent of the company owning the Pal- 
ace; C. H. Humphries, head of the Chi- 
cago office of the* Keith Exchange; 
Harry Weber, of the New York office, 
and Henry M. Ziegler, of New York, 
/former Cincinnati vaudeville manager, 
added their smiles to the occasion, Ike 
' Libson, general manager of the Keith- 
Harris theatres in Cincinnati, and Al 
M. Walle. resident manager of the 
Palace, with Attorney Ben L Heid- 
ingsfeld, general counsel for the Keith 
, interests m this city, had active charge 
of the arrangements. 

The Palace was scheduled to open 
several months ago, but owing to the 
inability of the Longacre Construction 
Company, the builders, to get steel on 
time, the inaugural had to be post- 
poned. The theatre is situated on the 
north side of Sivth street, just east of 
Vine and has a frontage of 124 feet and 
a depth of 188 feet. It bears the same 
name as one of Cincinnati's hotel land- 
marks, at Sixth and Vine streets — the 

Jules Delmar is booking the Palace, 
which exchanges acts with the Mary 
Anderson at Louisville. The opening 
bill at the Palace consisted of the Tet- 
suwari Japs, acrobats and jugglers; 
Ellis and Irwin in "The. Final Deci- 
sion"; Lord and Fuller, singing and 
' dancing; Sampson and Douglas, Had- 
gi Sambolo 'and Co., in "The Haunted 
House"; a Robertson-Cole feature 
.photoplay; H. B. Warner, in "A Fugi- 
tive from Matrimony"; Kinograms and 
the Literary Digest paragraphs. An in- 
novation is the fact that the bill will 
be changed eve"ry Monday. The sec- 
ond bill comprises Padrina's Simmian 
. Entertainers ; Welch, Mealy and Mont- 
rose, comedy-acrobats; Imperial Vene- 
tions, operatic warblers; Jolly, Wild 
and Co.; Hamlin and Mack; Mary 
Miles Minter's first Realart photoplay. 
"Anne of Green Gables"; Kinograms 
and the Literary Digest wheezes. 

A continuous program, from 1 p. m. 
until 11 p. m. prevails. Including the 
war tax,' box and loge seats are selling 
for 50 cents.; orchestra, 35 cents and 
balcony, 20 cents. 

Notwithstanding the newness of the 
stage, the actors went through their 
/parts with great certitude and con- 
siderable eclat. _ 

Manager Halle's staff consists of 
Harry R. Rayburn, superintendent; 
Mary Mullane, bookkeeper; George 
Mc Arthur, stage manager; George 
Homer, electrician ; Andy Bolan, prop- 
erty man ; William Heeg, orchestra 
leader; Harry Weber, organist. In ad- 
dition to his other duties, Halle is 
handling publicity. 

Few theatres in America are finer 
than the Palace. The striking novelty 
is. that it is on the upper floors that the 
greatest attention has been' paid to 
details for the comfort of patrons. 
• This, says Architect George L Rapp, 

is to overcome the natural prejudice of 
theatregoers against i going into the 
balcony. There is no gallery. The 
balconies are really in one, although 
approached from two different floors. 
Above the balconies, in the rear of the 
house, right under the roqf, is the pro- 
jection booth, from which will be 
worked the spotlights and from which 
the moving pictures will be projected. 

" Cincinnati, Dec. 10. 

Following a conference with JohnJ. 
Murdock, general 'manager of the Keith 
Exchange, when, he came to Cincinnati 
last week to oversee the opening of the 
new Palace Theatre, Attorney Ben L. 
Heidingsf eld, counsel for the Keith in- 
terests, announced that work would 
Immediately begin with a' view to re- 
placing the present big time house with 
a more pretentious structure. Archi- 
tects C W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, 
who were also in this city at the time, 
declared that although the Palace, the 
small time theatrer- represents an in- 
vestment of over a million, the big time 
theatre will easily surpass it. for it 
will be encompassed by a twelve-story 
office building. 

It is felt by the theatrical men that 
Cincinnati is in for a big boom. The 
fact that the. Reds won the baseball 
championship of the world has made 
Cincy loom larger in the eyes of the 
nation, with the result that new capi- 
tal and people of progressiveness are 
beiae attracted to this city. . 

While the Palace seats 2,800, the 
newer Keith's will seat 3.200, with an 
interior built on the French horse-plan, ■ 
meaning that there will be a promen- 
ade around the entire auditorium at,, 
the rear as well as on the sides. There ■ 
will be 31 mezzanine hexes. \ 


Chicago, Dec. 10. 

Mort H„Singer and Marcus Heiman, 
two of the directors and officers of the 
new Orpheum 'Circuit consolidation, 
left for New York, Saturday, with 
several banking and brokerage officials. 

Mrs. Singer accompanied her /hus- 
band, and will remain east to prepare 
for the remoVal of the Singer residence 
to New York, thoueh Mr. Singer will 
probably return to his State-Lake desk 
for a final clean-up of his affairs before 
permanently turning over the Western ' 
Vaudeville Managers' Association af- 
fairs to his successor. That successor 
has not yet been definitely named, but 
John Nash, first assistant, will assume 
charge and will hqtd the office if rati- 
fied at the first directors' meeting. 

The Finn and Heiman string will not 
be booked from New York. Some con- 
fusion has arisen due to the removal 
east of the head of the association and 
one of the heads of the F. & H circuit. 
Sam Kahl, on his return from his wed- 
ding trip, will resume his Chicago desk 
and, with the exception of the Grand, 
St. Louis (Tate & Cello), which- goes 
on Frank Vincent's Orpheum books, 
the remainder of the W. V. M. A. 
stands will be supplied as now. 

Definite announcement may now be 
made that Tommy Burchill, booking the 
Ackerman-Harris chain now for the 
W. V. M. A., will move to the Loew 
Chicago offices about Jan. 10, and con- 
tinue to pick acts for this new loop 
in the Loew route, and he will also do 
as much for the Finkelstein-Ruben 


Des Moines, Dec. 10. 

The Marcus, Loew interests in Newx 
•York are negotiating with the owners 
of the new $500,000 Alhambra Theatre, 
now under construction here, and; will 
probably lease the new house to run" in 
connection^with the Loew circuit of' 
vaudeville houses. Local officials of 
the building company intimate that 
the contract with Loew will be signed 
within 20 days. The house, which will 
seat 200, will be ready September 1, 
1920. A 13-story office building is in- 
cluded in the structure. !. '.. ; 

Four-a-day vaudeville and first run 
pictures' will be played at the new 
house, which will be known as Loew's 
Alhambra. \j* '-." 

This is Loew's first venture in Iowa. 
The nearest houses are McVickers in 
Chicago and Gar rick in St. Louis. 
t . The Grand Improvement Co. is build- 
ing the new house, and will retain 
ownerships The Commonwealth Mort- 
gage Bond Co. is financing the struc- 
ture and the office part of the structure 
Will be called the Commonwealth' Build 

Des Moines will have three vaude- 
ville houses when the new theatre 
opens, including' the Orpheum, playing 
two-a-day Orpheum vaudeville, and the 
Empress, four-a-day, owned by Elbert 
and Getchell, booking from the West- 
moreland affiliated circuits. 


Mrs. Adele Sheedy has started a ;; 
suit for separation against James H. 
Sheedy in the Supreme Court. Sheedyid 
is a son of M. R. Sheedy, the Putnam ., 
Building booking agent, and according 
to the papers is engaged in business 
with his father «at 1493 Broadway. 

Mrs. Sheedy sets forth &e allegation 
in the papers that James H. Sheedy is 
in receipt of an income of $300 weekly, ;; 
and asks. $200 a week alimony and $1,000 
counsel fee. Mrs. Sheedy further al- , 
leges her husband abandoned her three ^ 
months after their marriage, Feb. 23, 

Kevie Frankel, is attorney for the 
plaintiff. Sheedy is required to file an 
answer by Dec. 15. i ^,. 

Mrs. Sheedy started a similar action 
against her husband about * 
months ago but later dropped it, 

Alhambra,. Paris* Openings. 

Paris, Dec. 
Clifford Gray and Bonandb France* 
open at the Alhambra Dec. 12. ('. - f 

RotUmbourf Managing Mo god or. 
Paris, Dec 10. 
E. Rottembourg is managing the 
Mogodor Palace, with Tolomer assist- 





Bothwell Browne, regarded as one. 
of America's foremost actors of femi- 
nine roles, whose picture in both male 
and female attire appears on the cover 
of this week's Vajubtt, tops the bill at 
the Palace, New York, Ihis week. 

It was Mack Sennett who placed the 
"Bathing Beauties" on the screen, and 
Bothwell Browne, who, with the con- 
sent of Sennett, first placed them be- 
fore the footlights and designed all 
their Wardrobes. This happened one 
year, aeo out west. In that year, the 

California Sea Nymphs" have attract- 
ed attention all over thereountry. 

To say Mr. Browne has succeeded in 
hia venture would be putting it mildly. 
He has brought an artistic treat to 


Philadelphia, Dec. 10. 

J. Francis Dooley (Dooley ' and 
Sales) has. been sued for slander by 
Katherine O'Connor. Last week Judge 
Martin issued a capias for the come- 
dian, fixing the bail at $500. 

Miss O'Connor asks $50,000 damages, 
charging that, on Nov. 19 the defend- 
ant "called her names" and struck her. 
Both are with "Monte Cristo" playing 
in this city for the last five weeks. 


Marie Cahill is to return to vaude- 
ville shortly. She has just secured a 
new vehicle by Kenneth. Keith. 

Miss Cahill's first vaudeville appear- 
ance in years was made last season. 


As in previous years, the winners of 
the six-day bicycle race will be formed 
to present a vaudeville act next week, 
although Alfred Goulet, of- Goulet 
and Madden, the winning team, has de- 
clined to accept, due to his immediate 
departure for France. 

His partner Madden will be matched 
against Eaton and Kaiser on a triple 
roller machine; Eaton is the cham- 
pion sprint rider of the world. Tom 
Rooney will have charge of the act. 

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Little Tich in ♦'Red MilL" £%. 

- London, Dec. 10. 

Little Tich will be .the principal com', 
ediair in the production of "The Red 
Mill" at the Empire. 

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Giisty Benefit Postponed. 

'•'■■> London, Dec. 10. 

The Abud Gaiety benefit has been 

postponed till February, when "Thf 

Prisoner of Zen da," with an all star 

cast, will probably be, playeM. 

Mabel TaliaferoV Return. 

Mabel Taltafero will- return to vaude- 
ville in the immediate future, with If 81 
new playlet writen by Charles O'Brien 
Kennedy, "And There Was Light" 

She will be supported by Marie Net-;. 
son and Rodney Ranous. / 

Joseph Hart is directing the tour, 


T. O. FRANVLEY, after shooting the rupkla In 
canoes, at Pagsanlan Gorge. 75 miles south- 
Mit or Manila, Philippine Islands. 

On the left is Mr. Bray, next Mrs. Dray and 
to the right, Mr. Frawley. In the background 
la one of the canoe men. Going through the 
rapids two natives and one white are In a 
single canoe, owing to the danger of the Utile 
craft filling with water or tipping* over. It 
explains the bathing suit costumes worn by 
the explorers. _, 

The Brays are on a trip around the world. 
They left Manila for Hong Kong, after having 
met the Frawley Co. at Shanghai. The Fra w- 
ley Co., on a tour of the Orient, may 
meet the Brays «t Calcutta. 









Chaos on the Road Creeps Into Windy City— Picture Houses 

Get Best of Deal with Levy Mayer Representing Them 

Before Fuel Administrator— Other Claim Is That 

Live Actors Must Eat and It Costs Less in Coal 

to Run Speaking Theatres. 

.Chicago, Dec. 10. 
J&By mandate of the regional coat 
i committee, all theatres except picture 
^houses were ordered, beginning last 
j Friday, to limit performances to it* 

i-per week, five night shows and one 

•v'« . ■ ' • • .'-. ' • :-*"' • ■•'•'•' 

*: -matinee. .. <■ 

: As a result, the legitimate and vaude- 
|t vilie theatres announced ho shows -for • 
1 Monday and Tuesday andone matinee, 
r Saturday. 

There was some, contention regard— 
h ing vaudeville houses which also played 
pictures. The.Palace accepted the dic- 
' I turn and began to obey it by calling off * 
i^it:he Friday afternoon performance, but 
l^the Majestic, State-Lake t Rialto, Hip- 
. podrome, State-Congr ess; McVickers 
, and other vaudeville houses, which also 
run features and news reels attempt- 
ed to construe themselves as movie 
theatres. The Jones; Linick and 
Schaefer houses changed their adver- 
; Using, headlining their, films. ' 
/Manager Tisdale, of the Majestic, 
■'■ gave a Friday matinee. and -was called 
on the carpet and. penalized an extra 
performance on a charge of violating 
orders, being ordered to abandon his 
Saturday matinee. ■£ ._, ..'.,: 

'; The picture houses were .on the job 
! the moment a possibility;of .restriction 
* appeared, represented by Levy Mayer, 
whom they gave an extravagant fee' 
!from the defense emergency fund that 
the exhibitors' organization had on 
hand. The other theatres Were not 
concerted in action, nor.'did they have 
"a legal agent, and they were, severely 
dealt with, whereas they were in posi- 
tion to prove that the average film - 
'/performance requires more, coat for 
heat and light and power than; the 
^average vaudeville or dramatic, show. 
&,- All attraction signs were dark, and 
'in this the commercial, "businesses 
shared with the theatres. Business fell 
off generally, due to the dreary gppear- 
k .ance of downtown streets,' early home 
f„" goinps. due to shutting office buildings 
and stores and factories' at' '3:30, and 
the deeolv cut incomes' of 'thousands 
as a result, hot to speak- of aS many 
thousands thrown- out of work because 
ftfof entire lacV of coal or complete. sbut- 
j>. downs in nOn-essential branches. 

Bowlinjr alleys and billiard halls, 
-: danre halls, cabarets, cirulsr- stores 
'."and Other businesses which 
^construed as no more necessary than 
gJWMtW, were permitted to operate 
without anv coal-savin? provisions. 
The theatres sent statement* jo the 
newsnaners point ire out this incon- 
gruity, but not a naner came to the 
simnnrt of the playhouses, next to de- 
:T»Vtmeiit stores the most profitable 
}felin> of advertisers in the community, 
fpjnd renresenMnfir one of the most patri- 
"yJotir and willing forces in American life. 
Tv^'icr in the week it had been rum- 
Cored that, in common with schools and 
;'ch«rches, all the theatres would have 
i'to close down completely until the 
emerpency was over. Then'-cstrrie the 
jpfeassuring reports to the effect, that 
jWthe crisis was over and th'atj^here 
fewould be no shutdowns. In the middle 
mM the week there came news from 


Des Moines, which was regarded as en- 
couraging.- •• 

It was said that the authorities there 
had closed all the picture houses, but 
had permitted the legitimate, vaude- 
ville and burlesque theatres to remain 
open, on the grounds that speaking 
actors had to eat, and picture reels 
did not. 

In Chicago the situation is just re- 
versed. The picture houses are per- 
mitted to remain. open,, on the grounds 
' that they are designed for the edifica- 
tion of the "poor man." 

The night stand and road situa- 
tion generally is completely demoral- 
ized by the coal situation. It is re- 
ported that practically every stand in 
Iowa and Nebraska is either closed or 
rendered undesirable by the shortage. 
James Wingfield, Chicago booker for 
houses in the middle western territory, 
reported that a large number of attrac- 
tions booked to play this territory had 
cancelled and been, re-routed east. It 
is thought probable, unless there is an 
immediate relief, that a number of road 
companies will be forced%to close as a 

One of the local attractions, "Mutt 
& Jeff," flaying at the National this 
week, refused" to be "discommoded by 
the local situation. Being closed at 
the National Monday ' and Tuesday 
night and Wednesday matinee on ac- 
count of the regional committee order, 
they were booked to play Gary for 
those dates, returning in time to re- 
sume the Chicago date. ; 

The question has arisen as to how 
the closing order will affect salaries of 
the troupes. Local managers say that, 
according to the A. .E. A. contracts, 
the performers will not be paid for the 
dates the theatres ire .closed. Being 
paid oh a performance basis, stipulated 
in the -contract, it will represent a 33% 
per cent, loss to the players, as well 
as to the houses. 

After a Saturday morning conference 
between the vaudeville managers and 
the coal committee, it was announced 
that there would be no Saturday mati- 
nees. The Palace, because It had given 
all but one of its allotted shows al- 
ready, called off ihe Saturday matinee 
and Sunday night shows. 

There was some doubt for a time as 
to whether the vaudeville and picture 
houses like the State-Lake and Mc- 
VicVer's would hold vaudeville or pic- 
tures: The State-Lake either got a 
specially severe ruling or decided to 
take no chance of-, penalties, for it 
, closed all day Saturday until S o'clock. 
Though the order says a house may- 
•give 6 shows weekly, the four-a-day 
houses squeezed in a consent to regard 
their day as two shows, afternoon and 
. evening, and even if they get the full 
brunt of the order they will still give 
12 shows. 

All Sunday night performances were 
called off late Saturday by general 
consent, and legitimate openings, as 
well as vaudeville, definitely set for 
Wednesday evening. This took in the 
State-Lake and other continuous 

^From Missouri came the news that 
the prohibition against heating thea- 
tres failed to close all houses, some 
. of the one nighters remaining open in 
spite of the severe weather, 

"The BootnefangV played, its stand 
with the thermometor around* zero. To 
/make the next point, which was sixty 
miles away, the company was. compet- 
ed by the curtailment of train sched- 
ules to depart at- 11.10 and stop Over 
at a junction point for three hours. 

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Chicago, Dec.10. * 
All the Chicago houses played shows 
Tuesday, the vaudeville houses giving 
matinee and the legitimate theatres 
evening shows. They were to have 
stayed closed until Wednesday but new 
orders came from the Regional Fuel 
Committee. '• . ' , . - 

The new regulation allows the legi- 
timate shows seven instead of six shows 
a week and the vaudeville houses eleven 
instead of seven performances. - The 
picture entertainments are not Testrict- 
ed at all. # 


Seattle. Dee, 10. 

William G. Ripley, formerly manager • 
of the Aberdeen Theatre, with P. C 
Ripley and E. BY Ripley, has incor- 
porated at Centralis, Wash., the Hub 
City Theatres Co., with a capitalization 
of $50,000. ' ... '■■.■■•:.: 

New theatres wilt be built in Cen- 
tralia and the neighboring city of Che- 
halis to play vaudeville and pictures. 


San Franciscan-Dec. 10, 
The entire Pantages bill scheduled 

for the Liberty,. Oklahoma City, for 

Nov. 30, did not open. 
On the same day, however, a Marcus 

Loe w-booked show played . the Liberty 

and Loew has since been booking the 



.... Chicago, Dec 10L 
Patricola (Mrs. Isabella Allen) 
brought suit for divorce in the supe- 
rior court 'this week, alleging infideli- 
ties on the part of Ernest H. Allen, 
stating specific cases in Richfield, 
Idaho. Judge Charles A. McDonald in- 
dicated he would grant the divorce and 
allow Patricola the custody of her son, 
William Lewis Allen, 14 years old Ac- 
cording to the divorce bill, the couple 
were married Nov. 29, 1903, and sepa- 
rated Jan. 15 last> 

The will of Ethan M. Robinson was 
filed for probate' in New York Tues- 
day. It divides the residue of the estate 
into ten parts^to be held in trust dur- 
ing the lifetime Of the beneficiaries, 
and- at their death, to be given to the 
Albany Hospital for a memorial for th 
late wife of the deceased, Helen-Par-'. 
sons Robinson. - ; ' ' .'.'■': ' :. S£ *-3&J 

Nearly all of those mentioned in 
the will are relatives. Mrs. Charles •..,-•;■ 
G. Anderson, who receives one part,- , 
is a sister-in-law. Her husband js in ■,..- 
the booking department of the Keith .. 
agency. None of the others mentioned 
in the will is connected jwitb theat- . . 
■ ricals. 

A bequest of $2,500 was made to - 
Helen Haas, a former secretary to Mr.^> 
Robinson. She Is reported to be ,L' 
living in California. Kate Holden, ,'."., 
housekeeper for the deceased, is left 
$5,000* outright. The sum of $2,500 is 
placed in trust for the maintenance of. 
the deceased's horse during its life* .. 
when the amount reverts with the re- %; .: 
mainder to the hospital fund. ; 

The other beneficiaries receiving one •;- 
part each are Mrs. Grace Robinson, of 
Albany, N. Y„ and her three sons; - 
Mrs. Charles Parsons, Albany ; Mrs'.: 
Adele Van Vorhees, Albany; Bert 
Robinson (brother), Orange, N. L, and 
Miss Elizabeth Paralti, of New York, 
who was a close friend of Mr. Robin- > 
son's wife. One part is left to an un- ;! 
named friend whom, the will states, is 
known to the executor of it.- The- 
executor is Clark Day, attorney for 
the deceased. 

The estate which includes spmeun- 
appraised stock in the Keith Circuit is ;■•„, 
estimated at about $1,000,000. A 

Mrs. Robinson died in August, 1915. - 
The Robinsons were married in 1900, 
Mr. Robinson was placed besid* h" . 
wife in Albany, Dec 5. Services wcf« 
held in New' York the day previously; 
Had, Mr. Robinson lived, he would 
have been married next month to Miss 
Alice Corey, of New York, daughter 
of Edward Corey. - • ..-• - ".'• " 'h 



Chicago, Dec. 10. 

Earl Steward, manager of the Pal- 
ace, will leave there and withdraw 
from show . business altogether in a 
fortnight _ . . 

Mr. Steward has accepted a particu- 
larly inviting official position with the. 
hew Aetna Steel Company,, which is 
building a vast plant-in Gary, 111. 

Libia in Chicago. ; 

J. H. Lubin, general manager of the 
Loew booking office, is leaving immedi- 
ately for Chicago. While there Mr. 
Lubin will likely arrange for the or- 
ganization of the Loew. Chicago. book- ■' 
ing office, :. .: ..., . ':,>'.-: -.->- 

Mrs. Ella Weston, of San Francisco, 
who represents Ackerman & Harris on 
the Coast, in bookings, will reach Chi- 
cago about the same time as Mr. Lubin. 
They will confer on the Loew-A. .& H. 
bookings, which are to be transferred 
within the near future from the West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers' Association 
in Chicago, to the Loew books. 

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\ Seattle, Dec. 10. 
The announcement, was made this 
week by Thomas W. Lamb, the New 
York architect, that Marcus Loew 
would build a new theatre in this city, 
to cost $600,000. Property has been 
secured between Second and. Third 
avenues. Work on construction will 
start around Jan. L The seating capa- 
city of the new house will be 3,500, 
The policy of the house will be pic- 
tures. ' . ' " . •■".r,-.'-'" ; -.,;.' 

New houses will also be built in Spo^ 
kane (vaudeville), Portland (pictures Jy 
Vancouver (vaudeville). V-...'; 

The Loew electric signs will, go -..up- 
on" the present Ackerman' & Harris 
Hippodrome houses on the coast, Jarf. 
1. There will be little or no change h* 
the management or present policy, ac> 
cording to Joseph'A. Miller, local man- 
ager for A. & H. 


The Fifth Ave', next week will' bill a 
"Pre-Holiday Festival,'^ employing 10 
acts each half. 


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Chicken Chow Main Rehashed. 

Herman Timberg has withdrawn 
."Chicken Chow Mein'Vfrom vaudeville 
and is being readied for a. musical 
comedy to be titled "What Next." 

The cast includes Jay Gould and Flo 
Lewis, Hattie Darling, Helen Birming- 
ham, Mayo and Irwin, and possibly 
Timberg. It will open in New Haven 
in about two weeks, 


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Theatres and Cabarets Hard Hit— Lights Shut Off Tuesday 

Night—JQance Halls and Cabarets Open Only Between 

7 and 11 P. M — .^dnight Frolic": Closed — ' .., 

Chicago Permitted Only Six Shows a Week at '.." ;j 

Theatres — Kansas City, Omaha and 

Sioiix City Reopened. 

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"Broadway bat been "gloomed" again. 
Last Tuesday night the -Big Street 
slipped back to where it was during 
the lightle^s night period of war timet. 
Not a theatre sign or an advertising 
»ign twinkled out against the foggy 
night air and in, the hotels and cab- 
arets the depression was felt Last 

-year there was at least booze to ward 
off the "afraid to go home in the 

.dark" spirit; but on Tuesday night 
there- wasn't the solace of a snifter, 
shock or gill to be had to counteract 
the gloom out of doors. 

* \The order was not promulgated by 
the Federal Authorities but by the local 

'Fuel Administrator, Lewis Nixon, who 
was appointed to the Commissioners hip 
that afternoon by Governor Smith. The 
' evening papers on Tuesday took up the 
' enforcement of the fuel conservation 
measures and severely panned the Ad* 
mimstrator tor his drastic enforcement 
of measures that were evidently only 
intended, by the Federal authorities to 
apply to cities such as Chicago and 
Kansas City, where soft coal is used 
generally. -..In New York where an- 
thracite coal only can be burned under 
a local ordinance the press feels that 

. an injustice is being dpne to the manu- 
facturers, wage earners and all work* 
ers affected by the;. order, because of 

the fact that there seems to be no 
dearth of hard coal at this time. 

•'■• The theatre signs were not lighted on 
Tuesday night and with the advertising 
signs also darkened Broadway was 
absolutely flicker less except for a small 
sign here and . there, and the street 

-lamps.: The theatres were not so hard 
hit on the first of the lightless nights 
because of the advance sales, but the 
IP- iage r s f ell certain that - a. continua- 
tion of dark nights would undoubtedly 
cut in on the business of the biggest 

.theatrical season that New York .has 

', ever bad. 

The cabarets and dance halls were 
dealt a blow that shattered the cash 
register record by the order* that pro- 
hibited them from being open except 
from the hours of 7 to 11 P. M. Be- 
cause of this order the "Midnight 

.'Frolic" was . forced to .close down and 
will have to remain so until such time 
as the ban is lifted unless the manage- 
ment of the New Amsterdam Roof 
can discover some legal relief. The 
restaurant managers feel that they will 
• have to discontinue their shows as they 
Clinnbt afford to keep their perform- 
ances going with only the dinner hour 

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On Tuesday afternoon the office 
buildings in the theatrical district were 
all preparing to shut off their lights 
at 4 P. M. This order having been 
issued to the owners earlier in the 
day. Hall lights were permitted and in 
very high buildings one elevator was 
permitted in service after that hour 
to take out the departing workers. The 
order worked havoc in several of the 
bigger film exchanges where night 
work is usually carried on in arrang- 
ing shipments of film for the follow- 
ing morning. 

Up to Wednesday morning the only 
possible relief in sight was the news 
that a settlement of the strike seemed 

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possible as the result of willingness 
to accept President Wilson's proposal 
in Indianapolis. 

. Chicago, Dec. 10. 
There were no theatrical perform- 
ances here of any. kind on Monday 
. and the business on Tuesday was de- 
' cidedly off because of the fact that the 
general public expected the houses to 
remain dark until Wednesday night 
The confusion was due to the conflict 
in orders that were issued by the Re- 
gional Fuel Administrator. It was 
otiginally intended to keep the houses 
dark on both Monday and Tuesday 
night and restrict all theatres to the 
giving of but six performances a week. 

Kansas City,. Dec. 10. 
The theatres here, as Well as in 
Omaha and Sioux City have been per- 
mitted to reopen by the order of the 
Regional Fuel Administrator. All 
classes of theatres are now operating 
although some • had difficulty in get-, 
ting shows together on the short no- 
tice that was given them The Cen- 
. tury reopened On Sunday with Peck 
and Jennings' "Jazz Babies." 

Butte, Dec 10. 
All theatres are closed here because 
of the fuel shortage. All of the indus- 
trial plants are also affected. The 
managers of theatres in Great Falls, 
where the temperature is reported, as 
' 33 degrees below zero have wired New 
..York to let all their bookings for after 
the first of the year stand. 

Boise, Ida., Dec. 10. 
Although it is 15 degrees below here 
the theatres are still open without any 
-shortage of coal noticeable. Until fur- 
ther- notice all dates booked are to 


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Having failed to produce profits as a 
burlesque, movie or stock theatre, the 
old Majestic is now to be given a trial 
as a vaudeville house. The Lenwood 
Amusement Company, . Fred B. Leon- 
ard president, announces that it will 
open the theatre under the name of 
the "Broadway" on Christmas day. The 
Lenwood Company operates -the Rial to, 
Gayety and Lenwood theatres. The 
new holding is to be improved before 
the opening. It seats 1,600. 


A forthcoming vaudeville act will 
contain Bill Dooley, Duke Cross and 
three young women. 

Mr. Dooley formerly appeared with 
his brother, Gordon. 

Corey and Stark Foreign Agents. 

Madison Corey and Thomas Stark, 
who are producing "The Grass Widow, 
are also placing plays and players 
abroad. Jack Riano, starred at the 
Follies Bergere, Paris, is under con- 
tract to them 

Charles Sinclair is staging "The Grass 
Widow" for them Mile. Marie Louise 
Gambier and Donnell Dunbar Avirett 
are in the cast 


Mark Luescher, the famed press agent 
of the Hippodrome, has signed <i con- 
tract to become Assistant General Man- 
ager of the Orpheum Circuit, beginning ■ 

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He will have executive charge of 
publicity and will conduct the public 
statements and announcements dealing 
With the marketing of Crpheum Con- 
solidated stock, the new $50,000,000 is- 
sue of which a large, block will be re- 
leased on the exchange next month. 

He will also officiate in other depart- 
ments as assistant general manager, but 
it is understood that he will not be ac- 
tive in bookings. He has twice before 
been general press representative of 
the Orpheum circuit, and several years 
'. ago was a prominent' producer of mu- 
sical shows in association with Louis 


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The Orpheum Circuit will take over ? ^ 
the whole 10th floor of the Pala<£r| 
Theatre Building for executive offices 
Jan. 1. The new quarters include the; 
offices now occupied by John C 
Peebles, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Job 
Gorman, Paul Durand; and Hughes' 
Manwaring. : - * -.''SK':'.'" 


'The total sum secured in the Bert 
Leslie benefit held Sunday, Nov. 30, 
was $7,428.79. From that is to be de- 
ducted war tax of $240.58 and expenses 
for conducting the benefit show 
amounting to $602.6 8. The net figure 
gained was $6,405.68. The gross was 

fotten by subscriptions amounting. to 
1,602.30 and tickets sold $2,465.82. The 
mortgage on the Leslie house on St at en 
Island has been .lifted and all debts 
paid. Mrs. Leslie will be given $50 
weekly by the committee. in charge of 
the fund, which will keep her in com- 
fortable circumstances for several years. 


The Six Moores, booked by Joe Leo 
to work Miners' Bronx Sunday, and.; 
" the first half of the week at the New . • 
.Star, cancelled, claiming an injury to 
a. member of the cast. Leo heard Mon«|ji 
day they were playing Keeney's New-Si' 
ark. Getting in touch with Fred Cur- . 
tis, who. books the house, he found;* 
they were, shipped in to fill a vacancy*^ 
The matter was then taken up with 
Pat Casey, who ruled the act would 
have to fill Leo's time first. 


A' large increase in the capital stock 
of the F. F.* Proctor enterprise in this 
city was announced late last week. 
The stock of the Proctor Mount Ver- 
non Theatre Company, controlling the; 
theatrical portion of the enterprise* 
was jumped from $100,000 to $700,000 
and the stock of the Proctor Mount 
Vernon Company, which is the holding 
company, was increased from $100,000 


That the Police Department is main- 
taining a strict watch over the Put- 
nam Building came to light this week, 
when a plain clothes "bull" stationed 
in the ground floor lobby stopped sev- 
eral tenants and queried them on any 
knowledge of gambling going on in 
the premises they possessed 

A newspaper man making notes 

- came under the eagle eye of the cop 

Tuesday afternoon, but managed to 

Srove that his memorandums were 
armless, and not a new form of loose 
leaf hand-book, as the officer evident- 
ly suspected. . 


The Wilton Sisters, who have been 
playing in the "Little Whopper," are 
.back in vaudeville because Abe Levy 
objected to the act playing Sunday 
Concerts. The sisters played the Cen- 
tury, Sunday Nov. 29, and the Man- 
hattan last week (Dec. 6). Following 
the altercation they gave their notice 
and will re-enter vaudeville. 

Willi* Zimmennana Wifa Di«. 

The wife of Willie Zimmerman, the 
impersonator, died in a New York Hos- 
pital Dec. 6, after art illness of scvera 
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Mr. Zimmerman received word of the 
death five minutes before he appear© 
at the Fifth Avenue for the night pe 
formance the same evening, - 

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It behooves me to speak— 

We have a feature film in three' 
spools, /"Watch Your Wife"* 
every afternoon and night. ,/ 


Who have established an unprecedented record In the music business this year. They hav 
contemplated entering vaudeville and wUI make their debut shortly offering their latest I 
successes which include "BUBBLES," "GOLDEN GATE," "A SHIP WITHOUT A SAIL" 




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Kitty Gordon, in her reappearance ni 
vaudeville this week at the Colonial, 
it as beautiful as ever, with a ward- 
robe that was superb. Each gown was 
handsome and suited to Miss Gordon. 
A black and white striped sequin dress 
looked like a shawl, drawn tightly 
round her figure, one end thrown over 
the shoulder and the other forming a 
train. It was lined in cerise. Black 
aigrettes were at the back of the head 
The next gown was midnight blue 
sequins veiled with the shade of lace, 
hip-hooped shape with the bodice of 
silver tissue tight and perfectly plain. 
A watteau' hat was trimmed with blue 
glycerine feathers. Her Buddha cos- 
tume was yellow tissue cloth, a panel 
of pearls hung in front -while at the. 
back a train of very fine beaded wbrk 
hung from the shoulder. The head- 
dress was in the shape of a halo, with 
different shades of chiffon flowing 
loosely from the brim. Miss Gordon 
might watch her high note. Vera 
Beresford, in the same act, and Miss 
Gordon's daughter, is a b.eautiful Gre- 
cian type. Her gowns were neat but 
nothing out of the ordinary. 

Arnold and Boyle laugh at their own 
jokes quite some, so they must be 
funny, regardless of what I think. 
Miss Arnold wears a handsome ermine 
cloak with a large black velvet hat. 

Juliet is wearing the same dress as 
at the Palace a few weeks ago. The 
woman in the Roy Harrah Co. looks 
striking in a short black satin dress 
outlined with brilliants. A' watteau 
'hat of black 'became her. , 

Wish Wynne seemed "whipped" at 
the matinee Monday. She appeared 
afraid to work. She was so different 
in "The Great Adventure" in* London, 
but that is where Miss Wynne belongs, 
with her. style of work. 

Marie Le Mar, a good-looking red- 
head, wears on frock, a black chiffon 
petal shape with sequins round the 
edge. A large tulle hat', crownless, was 
becoming. Miss Brendel (Brendel and 
Bert) had a neat jersey suit outlined 
with red embroidery. Her other dress 
was powered blue with a darker shade 
of sequins round the hem. 

"Playmates" wear kiddies' frocks 
which could be improved or cleanod. 
One girl is sweetly pretty in this act 
She wears a Lord Faun tleroy suit of 
blue velvet 

- Women in Pari j, acocrding to a re- 
turned traveler, are using the new. 
bronze make-up not only on their 
faces, but on that part of their leg 
bare between the top' of .the sock and 
the edge of the new short skirts. 

Miss Davis's (Davis and Richie) 
dresses at the. American (last half) 
were suited to her, the 'first of charm-' 
euse embroidered with tinsel flowers, 
slightly draped at the back showing a 
lace petticoat. 'The sleeves were bell 
shape of net with three bands of 
white silk. A cherrie velvet tarn gave 
the frock the touch of color needed. A 
cream flowered chiffon caught at the 
sides was the other gown. It had the 
hew sleeveless coat of chiffon, mauve • 
and green satin showing through. A 
very handsome gown was worn by Miss 
Chase (Chase and Letour) of steel 
beads, with a long collar and train, 
large bunches of which were worked 
on the hem in gunmetal beads. It had 
the one sleeve effect of grey flowing -" 
chiffon. Beth Stone's dresses were 
neat. A short black velvet with bodice 
and hem of sequins was perhaps her 
prettiest: The woman in Fergusion 
and Sunderland act made three 
changes, each good looking. A short 
skirt of gold cloth edged with cherrie 
velvet, little pants to match was strik- 
ing but could have been a trifle shorter 
as her knees are a wee bit thin. 

Clara Kimball Young in "The Eyes 
of Youth" picture, as the society miss 
was of metalic fabric, with a simple 
round' heck and girdle. The skirt had a 
covering of chiffon lined in large . 
blocks. Her facial makeup as the 
school teacher was really, remarkable. 
As the opera singer a house gown was 
chiffon over satin with flowing sleeves 
edged in heavy embroidery. For a mo- 
ment Miss Young showed her chin- 
chilla cloak, worn so often off the 
screen iu the New York restaurants. 
Her evening gown was of jet tightly 
draped to the figure with the long panel 
train to much in vogue at present. 
The head dress was very striking, three 
branches of paradise worn at the back. 

Mary Pickford wears a very attrac- 
tive riding habit in "Heart 0' the Hills." 
It is made of salt and pepper material, 
with a flare coat. A vest of check 
linen added to the smartness of the 
habit, a black sailor hat was worn. 
Miss Pickford is minus the Mary C*rls 
or pretty dresses in this picture but 
little Mary scores without these added 

Elinor Fair in "Vagabond Luck," 
wears a pretty flowered taffeta dress, 
opening in front showing an underskirt 
of tucked net. The hat was black shiny 
straw, blue ribbon crossed the crown 
with a wreath of wild flowers round 
the brim. Al Ray, after winning a race 
in this picture returns to the paddock 
and instead of unsaddling and weighing 
in under the rules of racing, he starts 
running after Miss Fair. 

Virginia Norden, who after a very 
bad nervous breakdown, is recovering 
at her home in Brightwaters, and ex- 
pects to leave shortly for Hollywood, 
where she will join the Anita Stewart 

Ruby Vivian (late of "The Better 
Ole") is helping her brother, Percival, 
jehearse the volunteers for the mob 
scenes in "The Wanderer," besides re- 
hearsing heir own part of the cripple 

Alice Joyce . and Percy Marmont 
leave shortly for Cuba, where they are 
going to "shoot" some of the racing 
scenes for "The Sporting Duchess" pic- 
ture. It is an old Lubin Film with 
Ethel Clayton starring. 

Tuesday night "Rose of China" 
looked ready to close for the evening 
through Jane Richardson having pto- 
maine poisoning (eating Iobs>er and 
hot milk) and no understudy ready; 
but a nurse and doctor were rushed to 
the theatre, and under much pain Miss 
Richardson played. 

Charlie Chaplin's latest picture,. "A 
Days Pleasure," has a couple more 
laughs than "Sunnyside." It is difficult 
to make comedies often for over five 
years, but Chaplin's /last two pictures 
have not been up to his usual mark. 
Wonder if brother Syd leaving the 
company has had any thing to do with 
it? Edna Purviance has little in the 
latest Chaplin and just wears one 
frock, dark blue crepe de chine, with 
silk fringe round the hem and neck. 
The trouble with this picture is that 
when Chaplin found a" laugh in it, he 
repeats the laugh until it becomes bor- 

Olive Thomas has started on her 
picture, "The Glorious Youth." Some 
of the scenes will be taken at New 

Editor Vartbtt,: 

Milwaukee, Dec 3. 

Have been informed by two different 
persons that "Nadjie" is using tome of 
my own material. Before' going to my 
aerial act I say to the audience, "You 
haven't seen much of me yet." the is 
using this in the same way they tell' 
me. ■,, * 

You have a copy in your Protective 
Department of the act as it was writ- 
ten four years ago by Louie Weslyn. 
. Ruth Budd. 

Editor Varietx:: 

New York, Dec 3. 

In reply to complaint made by John 
Rucker, of Rucker and Winifred, 
against Robinson and Thomas, assert- 
ing that we had. stolen his (Rucker's) 
modeling, and -were using, it with the 
same expressions that he had created. 

I would like to state that I have 
been doing this yodeling finish since 
1914. I first tried it out with Lee Nich- 
olas, while I was doing a three-act, the 
Robinson Trio in Jan., 1915. Later I 
joined Julius Glenn and the act was 
•known as Glenn and Robinson, and I 
claim that Glenn and I were the first 
two-men r ct to use the yodel in ques- 
tion." I have done the yodeling finish 
with every partner I have had since 
then. James Robinscn. 

Toledo, Dec 6. 
Editor Vabibtt.: S2-. 

After all of these years Jarrow has 
asked the N. V. A. to stop me from 
using the lemon trick. 
r I'd like to have a few regular magic- 
ians—like Nat Leipsig— decide whether . 
Jarrow originated the lemon' trick or 
not. . - ■' 

I say he didn't. Why it's in a book. 

There's a fellow around New York 
named Walters, who claims that Jar- 
row took the trick from him. 

I contend that Jarrow is not a ma- 
gician and therefore does not know 
enough about it to originate any trick. 

I think someone on Variety saw 
me do the trick 9 or 10 years ago. 

Frank Gordon.' 

K / New York, Dec 10. 
Editor Variety: 

There are a few acts stealing my and 
my late partner's (James Findlay), ab- 
solutely original "Sensational Whirling 
Finishing" trick, which we originated 
over fourteen years ago in England. 
We were featured with this trick in 
our actt'The Roland Bros, and later 
The Gladiators. ' ■,'♦.. 

As I intend featuring this trick in my 
new act I would like the imitators to 
keep off. 

, Alfred Siegel. 

Editor Variety;: - 

The article in Variett of Dec 5, re- 
viewing Eichard Burton at the Amer- 
ican Roof, said "Burton makes a good 
appearance, has ability to entertain and 
does, but with other people's material, 
belonging to Franklyn Ardell and Wal- 
ter C. Kelley. < 
I can prove and will that you lie re- 
garding the same. The Kangaroo 
story was told by me and has b een 

Even Dorothy Dalton can come a 
cropper, as proven in her picture "L'- 
Apache.'\A dual role gives Miss Dal- 
ton little opportunity for emotionalism, 
excepting briefly when her sweetheart 
turns her down. Her dressMor this 
was of black sequins over a light 
foundation. Her well made satin tail- 
ored suit of box model, light summer 
frock had a tucked skirt with bodice 
and side panels of watered silk ribbons. 
Une more flimsy summer dress brought 
the picture to a close. 

continually for 23 years on the variety 
stage long before the Variety or the 
Variety's , incompetent reporter ever 
existed in their respectable callings,:* 
which no dotfbt a great many of my 
vaudeville associates will recall I im- 
ported the Kangaroo story to this 
. country 23. years ago when I first' 
' landed here from Melbourne, Australia, 
and- if it had been told only where 
then I don't remember hearing of it 
in this country. ■". ,,-r 

• Now I will tell you where I got the 
suffragette talk, you say belongs to 
Ardell. The talk belongs to a show I 
played in called "The Politicans" and 
the same talk you refer to is a speech 
I, made to my constituents in the last 
act of the play of which I, played the 
Irish comedian. " I have the proof of 
same and you are at liberty, to see it 
'This was away back in 1904 in San 
Francisco' and Los Angeles. The Kan- 
garoo story I clipped from the Sydney 
(Australia) "Bulletin" before I ever 
came to the United' States.' 

Your paper is important because to 
its intelligence and care the vaudeville 
profession is entrusted. Now monolog- 
ing is my bread and butter and while I 
am very ordinary and make no pro- , 
digious pretentions outside of an ex- 
istence, there is something within me "■ 
that tells me what is right and what is 
wrong and in justice to me, unless you 
can prove my claims are false, I de- 
mand an apology. — ., 

In conclusion I think it also proper 
that you publish this so that I may 
justify my claims after spending 30 
years of my life in the theatrical pro- 
fession in all parts of the English 
speaking world. /. 

Richard Burton. 

Youngs town, O., Dec 7. 
Editor Variety,: 

' I "see that you have printed under 
heading of "Changes in Burlesque" that 
Miss Olive Walker has been booked 
by Rheim & Richards for soubrette 
with "Follies of the Day" Co., and I 
wish to contradict the statement, for 
I have since the opening of the sea- 
son and still hold the position of sou- 
brette with Barney Gerard's "Follies 
of the Day" Co., and, my health per- 
mitting, I will continue to do so 
throughout tne season, as I am making 
good. Kindly publish my contradic- 

... Mildred Laurie. 

Dec 3. 

Editor Variety:: '"''.'• # 

The fact that I had a little wordy 
and heated argument at the N. V. A. 
Club about a month ago with another 
member, does not give your paper -or 
whoever made the item up, sufficient 
cause to publish an article, he knows 
nothing ab*ut This article I refer to 
said that I made a lot of uncomplimen- 
tary remarks about Wilkie Bard and 
that I was expelled from the NV V. A. 
Club. There was noth.'ng whatsoever 
said about Wilkie Bard and I was not 
expelled from the club. Begging to 
remain, ^^^ Al Rkcardq, 

Chicago, Dec 10. 
Grace Doyle, said to be the daughter 
of Mrs. Lawrence Crane, an actress, 
was reported to the police here as hav- 
ing run away from her home, 1136 
Barry avenue, the girl is 16. The only 
Lawrence Crane" known here is a 
magician billed as 'The Irish Wizard." 

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Raise $4,000. 

London, Dec 10. 
The Cpburn matinee at the Alham- 
bra realized $4,000, not counting sub- 
scriptions. • , 

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A brief setting forth the Federal 
Trade Commission's' charges' against 
the Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association, Natapnal Vaudeville Art- 
ists, Inc., B. F. Keith Vaudeville Ex- 
change, Vaudeville Collection Agency, 
etc., alleging maintenance of a monop- 
oly of the vaudeville business, unfair 
methods of competition, restraint of 
commerce, etc., has been filed by John 
Walsh and Wm. C. Reeves, attorneys 
for the Trade Commission. 

The brief, which consists of 35 type- 
written pages, based on testimony giv- 
en at the hearings of the case, extend- 
ing over a period of seven months, was 
originally ordered submitted to the 
Trade Commission in Washington, by 
Examiner Chas. T. Moore. Nov. 10. .. A 
30 day extension granted by Examiner 
Moore permitted the filing of the brief 
by the commission's attorneys en or 
prior to Dec. 10. 

A similar extension was granted the 
respondents, who have been instructed 
to file an answering brief on or before 
Jan. 10, 1920. Following a consideration 
of both briefs by the commission a day 
will be set aside for final summing up 
of the issues by attorneys for both 
sides. .. 

The outstanding features of the 
Trade Commission's brief are the advo- 
cation of an enactment of a law by 
Congress calling for -the licensing, 
under Federal control, of all persons 
representing performers in the secur- 
ing of theatrical engagements, which, 
if enacted, would compel all "personal 
representatives" to become licensed; 
and the abolishment of the collection 
of commission xees by organizations 
such as the Keith Vaudeville Exchange, 
Marcus iToew Booking Offices, etc. 

These recommendations are made in 
the fourth section of the brief, under 
the head -of "The Law of the Case." 
The clause reads as follows: 

"No doubt much good cquld be ac- 
complished by an act of Congress regu- 
lating the. theatrical employment agen- 
cies and providing that those who rep- - 
resent performers in theatres, upon a 
stated percentage of salaries earned, 
must be licensed by some Federal 
agency; and obviously the system of 
charging performers a fee for obtain- 
ing employment in theatres operated 
by the same interests as those who 
operate the employment agency, should 
be abolished; that is to say, the B. F. 
Keith Vaudeville Exchange should not 
be permitted to charge performerr a 
fee for obtaining employment in the 
B. F. Keith theatres;, the Marcus LoevJ 
booking offices should not be permitted 
to charge performers a fee for appear- 
ing in the Marcus Loew theatres, and 
the same rule would apply to the vari- 
ous other circuits. This condition 
Jirompted an inquiry years ago (R. 
474) : Why should the employe employ 
the employer and pay him a commis 
sion for the privilege of being em- 
ployed by the employer?" 

The Trade Commission's brief is di- 
vided into f oUr sections, namely : state- 
ment of case, facts in the case stated 
and argued, law of the case, and con- 
clusion. In support of the conten- 
tions made, IS cases are cited as prece- 
dents. These include the Standard Oil 
Co. anti-trust case, International Har- 
vester Co. case and the action of H. B. 
Marinelli, Ltd., against the United 
Booking Offices. 

Briefly summarized, the six charges 
set forth in the first section of the 
brief state that the respondents 
crushed the White Rats Actors' Union 
and, Associated Actresses of America 
and created in its stead the N. V. A; 
required actors appearing in theatres 

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tion to warrant they were members of 
the N. V. A. and not members of the 
White Rats, with subsequent cancella- 
tion if representation was found un- 
true; maintenance of a booking office 
Which collected maximum amount of 
commission allowed by law, and allow- 
ing "personal representatives" to col- 
lect a similar fee, thus requiring per- 
formers to pay double the amount au- 
thorized by law for securing an en- 
gagement The other charges include 
"the maintenance of a collection agency 
which collects fees for the personal 
representatives, and in most instances 
- retains one half of such fees for serv- 
ice," "the use of 'Variety* for furnish- 
ing the necessary publicity in the fur- 
therance of the purposes of the com- 
bination" and that all respondents, 
wjth the intent of monopolizing the 
vaudeville business and suppressing 
competition, conspired together for the 
making of a blacklist of actors and 
theatres, to the end that members of 
the combination would not employ per- 
formers whose names were on such 
blacklist, but would only employ such 
performers who were members in good 
standing of the N. V. A. 

Following an enumeration of the six 
charges, the brief . goes on to state 
that it ma* "only be fair to the respon- 
dents to say that a great many of the 
means employed in the initial stageT 
of the combination haye since been 
abandoned or suspended. 

The brief, however, contends that a 
cessation of the "unlawful practices'" 
complained of does not dispense with' 
the necessity of ah order by the Trade 
Commission to "cease and desist," as 
the respondents have contended, in mo- 
tions to dismiss the complaint, that 
they were not subject to regulation 
by the Federal Trade Commission. 

The contention of lack of jurisdic- 
tion over their affairs by the. Federal 

Trade Commission, set up by the re- 
spondents on the ground that vaude- 
ville is not commerce, is answered in 
the brief, by a claim that performers 
are required to travel from state to 
state, in order to carry out their con- 
tracts. The. brief further argues that 
"there assurance that if the Trade 
Commission's hand were shaken from 
the -respondents' shoulders," the re- 
spondents would not -continue their 
former course, for, while the combina- 
tion is in effect, it has the means at 
hand for again engaging in all of the 
practices complained of." , 

Several advertisements of the V. M. 
P. A., offered during the bearings as 
exhibits, are quoted in support of the 
Trade- Commission's contention that 
membership in the N. V. A. was essen- 
tial to securing a. vaudeville engage- 
ment with the alleged combination. . 

Testimony of James Fitzpatrick is 
also quoted to support the Commis- 
sion's claim that an actor who could 
not work in a house controlled by a 
member of the. V. M. P. A. could not 
work anywhere. 

Excerpts from the testimony of J. W. 
Fitzpatrick, Helen Nelson, of Keough 
and Nelson; Harry Bulger, and Thos. 
Quigley, the Boston agent, are' quoted 
to prove the commission's contention 
that a blacklist existed. The alleged 
difficulties encountered by Fay's thea- 
tres in Rochester, Philadelphia and 
Providence, in securing performers to 
fill out their bills, claimed to be the re- 
sult of -certain actions of the respon- 
dents, are also set forth at length in 
the brief. ' 

The brief concludes with the, state- 
ment that the allegations in the cora- 
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London, Dec. 10. 

Leslie Hanson and Madge Saunders' 
were married Dec. 9. 

Huntley Wright and Miss Saunders 
joined the cast of "The Kiss Call" last 
night .and had a big reception. At 
the fall of the curtain Wright led the 
couple in front of it to receive an ova- 



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Who have been scoring In the local Keith homes— Royal, Albambrn, Colonial; Wa»hIngton, 
Pittsburgh, etc. 

We wish also to thank the Shubert office for its kind offer made to us. 
CLIFF ADAJtt at the piano. 

Sid Silverman played with Vambtt,'s 
baseball nine last summer for. a few 
games. Upon returning to the St 
John's Military School at Manliua, N. 
Y., he started in on football, captain- 
ing the team for the second time. Bob 
Kenefick, the sporting writer of the 
Syracuse Journal, had the following in 
his column about Sid the other day: 
Dr. Kallett, end coach of the 
Syracuse University football team, 
says that the greatest gameness 
: that he has ever seen was shown 
. by Sid Silverman, .quarterback of 
tht St. John's football eleven, at 
Erie, Pa,, on Thanksgiving Day. 
Toward the middle of the second 
quarter Silverman made a tackle 
of an Erie High player and was 
sent sprawling.. He was laid out and 
Dr. Kallet, who accompanied the 
Cadets to Erie, was called on the 
field. He found Silverman's right 
arm hanging limp at his side, and 
after twisting it for a few seconds 
the arm was slipped back into 
place.' Silverman played during the 
the remainder of the period. Be- 
tween the halves the Cadet quar- 
. terblck was huddled up in a neap, 
crying like a young boy. He was 
not weeping because of the injury 
to himself, but because his team 
was being humbled by the heavier 
Erie team which is one of the best ■ 
high school elevens of the country. 
Dr. Kallett would not let him go 
in in the third period, but at the 
start of the fourth period Silverman 
could not be kept out of the game' 
and with his arm dangling at his • 
side- he went into the contest, 
pulled his. boys together and pre- 
vented Erie, from doing any more 
scoring. And whenever a St. John ■ 
gain was made, it was usually 
made by Silverman, who carried 
the ball in his left arm while his 
right arm hung limp at his side. 
Dr. Kallett says that he has seen 
some game acts on a football field, 
.but never has he seen anything 
like the performance of the little 
Cadet quarterback on Thanksgiv- 
ing Day. - 
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Heinie Groh, captain of the World's 
Champion Cincinnati Reds, has been 
reappointed for 1920. , .V ;,; ,. 

Diamond lapel buttons will be issued 
to each member of the World's Cham* *^ 
pion Cincinnati Retfs.. v.^!;^ 


Ira Schuster, songwriter, to Mini • 
Newman (non-professional), Nov. 25„ 

Muriel C Rastrick to Lew Brown is 
Canada, last week. Both with "Glori- 
anna" Co. ' 



Mr. arid Mrs. Pat Kearney. Dea. A 
at their home in New York, daughter. 
Kearney is^ connected with th« 


exploitation staff of the F. P.-Lasky. 


. Gilbert Gregory (W. I. Gonzales) ill 
overseas entertainer for the V, re- 
cently returnee! from Europe, is seri- 
ously ill in the Presbyterian Hospital 
New York. / . m 

Edgar Thornton of the male quar- 
tet in the "Greenwich Village .FoHies ,, '.V# 
has been forced to leave' the show ■■•'! ■■$ 
through illness. Charles Derrickson, M 
the juvenile, returned last week after ''r-M 
out for four weeks. 

Frances McNulty on Oct. 30 injured 
her foot dancing and will not work 
again till late this month. 

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Commencing December 29, Top in Orchestra $1.50, Includ- 
ing War Tax— Long While Waiting Before Burlesque's 
Leading House Takes Step— Says "Shows Are 
Worth It"— "No High Cost Involved"— Will 

Increase Weekly Gross Around $1,100. 


Commencing Dec. 29, the Columbia, 
New, York, leading burlesque theatre, 
will re-scale its admission prices to 
$1.50 for the first 10 rows in the orches- • 
tra,$l for the remainder of the orches- 
tra, with the first rbw of the balcony 
one dollar, remainder balcony 75 cents; 
gallery 40 and 50 cents, all seats up 
. there reserved. The increased admis- . 
sion includes war tax. On holidays, 
Saturday and Sunday nights, all" of the 
orchestra will be $1.50, including tax. 
The box seats wilf be $1.50 each. 

The increases will add around $1,100 
weekly to the gross of the Columbia. 
It will mark the first time in the his- 
tory of burlesque a New York theatre^ 
playing that policy .has placed a per- 
manent charge of $1.50 at the box office. ■ 
for orchestra seats. 

In . a statement sent out by Fred 
McCloy for the Columbia theatre, stress 
is laid upon the fact that the increase 
at the Columbia is not due to the high 
cost of anything— that it is a valuation 
placed upon the Columbia attractions 
through their merit, and is the result 
of the evolution of burlesque under the 
guiding hand of the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Company from its position of 
years ago. ... . . -.. .,.'_.. . ... .;' 

Though often 'importuned to raise its 
scale, the Columbia ' refused on the 
theory that its patrons who had re- 
mained such, so Jong should enjoy the 
better shows now at the same price 
they may have, paid for inferior ones 
years ago. Consideration of the pos- 
sibility of uplifting the station of bur- 
lesque by uplifting the price of it on 
Broadway,' New York, giving the big 
city Columbia stands the same show 
at $1 or thereabouts that drew $1.50 in 
New York, is said to have had some 
weight .in the change. 

The orchestra scale at the Columbia 
at present is $1 with tax, making a net 
increase at $1.50 including tax, of 36 


The case of Harry Weiss against the 
American Burlesque Association is on 
the calendar of the Supreme Court to 
•be heard this week. Weiss is suing 
the Association for having closed his 
show, "The Gay Morning Glories," at 
the Olympic, New York, during the 
season of 1917-18 and revoking his. 

The revocation and closing of the 
show came about after the censors of 
the' Wheel had passed on the show and 
ordered the management, to either 
strengthen or close. A time limit was 
set and when the management did not 
comply with the request for a cleaning 
up of the attraction and bolsiering of 
the show the closing was ordered. 


Bernard Moffie, musical director of 
Rube Bernstein's Follies of Pleasure, 
died at the Western Hospital, Toronto, 
last Saturday morning as the result of 
a fractured, skull. He had been vac- 
cinated the previous afternoon and a 
few minutes later fainted,, his head 
striking the cement floor in the dress- 
ing room at the Star Theatre. He was 
taken to the Bay Tree hotel but be- 

coming worse was removed to the hos- 
pital where he died a few hours later. 
Due to the smallpox epidemic all per- 
sons entering the united States from 
Toronto must be vaccinated. Mr. Mof- 
fie had Undergone this compulsory vac- 
cination with the rest, of the company 
who were leaving Sunday for Buffalo. 
- Arrangements were made to have the 
body sent to Boston, the home of the 
deceased, for internment. 


Flo Owens, ingenue of Tom 'Sulli- 
van's "Monte Carlo.. Girls," on the 
American Circuit, left the Howard 
Theatre, Boston, after the matinee per- 
formance last Friday and failed to re- 
appear. She did not open with 'the 
attraction at the Olympic Monday. No- 
reason is ascribed for her disappear- 

Mt. Morris Start. Dee, 21. 

The Sunday vaudeville shows sche- 
duled to start in the Mt. Morris The- 
atre last-Sunday, under the direction 
of Hurtig & Seamon have been de- 
ferred until Dec. 21 

According to present plans the house 
will start with American Wheel shows 
the following Monday, Dec 22. 

Westminster, Providence, Opens; 

The Westminster, Providence, open- 
ed Monday in the American wheel, 
with "The .Bathing Beauties." The 
show is operated on a new franchise 
controlled by George Gallagher and 
Rube Bernstein. 

May Be Reading Next Season. 

It is quite likely that the Rajah, 
Reading, Pa., operated by N. Appell, 
will play American Circuit burlesque 
next season. At present the house is 
playing combination road shows. 

Bookings 'by -Weber. . . 

Burlesque bookings by Ike Weber 
include Joe. Rose, comedian; Eugene 
West, characters, and Sadie Rose, sou- 
brette, for B. F. Kahn's Union Square; 
Grace Tremont, soubrette, for Monte 
Carlo Girls; Harry Cordare, comedian, 
for "Oh Frenchy," and Bob Tenhey and 
Austin Walsh for Pat White's show. 

Herk Moving to I^ew York. 

I. H. Herk, president of the .Ameri- 
can Burlesque Association, left for 
Chicago on Sunday to make arrange- 
ments for the removal of his family, and 
home to* this city. 

Hoyt With Sydell Show. 

Lee Hoyt, formerly comedian with 
the "Bon Tons,*', who has been in 
vaudeville for the past two seasons, 
will join the Rose Sydell show next 
week, succeeding Lew Rose. 

Hoyt will be featured along with 
Chester Nelson as principal comedian. 

Lea's Show Closes on National. 

Mark Lea's "Girls From the Gaieties" 
closed on the National Burlesque Cir- 
cuit at McKeesport, Pa., Nov. 30. The 
entire company was brought back to 
New York last week. 


The "Bon Ton Girls" is a real bur- 
lesque show, one ot the kind that we 
used to see In the days of Blckel, Wat- 
eon and Wrothe. and one of the kind that 
developed the majority of our musical 
comedy comedians. 

The "Bon Tons" have a cast of unusual 
merit and the ' production could staad 
comparison with some of our pretentious 
Broadway shows. The costuming Is 
elaborate and the show is carrying 17 of 
the best looking cbortBters seen on the 
wheel. These girlB can all wear clothes 
and are bears, physically. 

Two excellent comedians keep the 
laughs coming in a continuous stream 
throughout both acts. 

John Barry ia one of the two principal 
comics, the other being Geo. Douglas, 
who is only a step behind him. They 
make a corking team, both doing 
"tramps" and scoring repeatedly with 
bits and business interspersed with cop- 
ious and liobtng. They are masters of 
all the stock tricks of the burlesquers 
and both take talis whenever a situation 
warrants, which puts them In the acro- 
batic class. 

There are Ave scenes in the first act, 
three full stage sets and the others in 
"one" with special drops. The book is 
by Abe Leavltt and while it doesn't affect 
continuity, it provides for plenty of fun 
making and works out more like five 
comedy acta than one. 

The biggest laugh getter was laid lu 
the law otnee of S. Cheatem and . a fun- 
nier scene hasn't hit burlesque since the 
Court Room scene of the old "Bowery 
Burlesquers." Mickey Feeley does a 
pesuui doctor who if touting a cure for 
rheumatism, though ne is ail bent over 
himself. He is ejected several times but 
reappears almost instantly at another 
entrance. Be is finally granted an audi- 
ence and asked to demonstrate his medi- 
cines on himself, lie does, and straigbt- 
ens up to go into a corking routine k of 
tumbling, at Which he's one of tne best. 
It's a corking way to interpolate bis 
specialty. Tne two comedians are very 
busy ciowning and ad libbing with the 
prospective clients and it is worked up 
Into one of the laughing hits of the show. 
Both comics have catch lines which 
through constant repetition are greeted 
-with howls. " ■ - - 

Uarry J. O'Neil 1b the straight and Is 
one of the good ones. -He wears plenty 
of clothes and dominates his situations 
like a high class performer. O'Neil has 
a clean cut manly style'' and was a favo- 
rite from the hop off. He reuderer In- 
valuable aid- to the comedy situations 
with his foiling, and- showmanship. ... 

Jack St rouse does semi-straight, "wop" 
and blacfciaue m a specialty wnere ne 
sings four songs all of tne popular vari- 
ety. His "wop i u one is his best and 
he is a cievur usaiectitlan. His wardrobe 
also merits montion as. do the wearing 
apparel or all the women principals. 

uaut! Burnett is the anapely souorette 
and she is a picture in black and white 
tights. A vivacious worker she adds pep 
with every appearance and does some 
clever stepping in several numbers. - Jp 
Jean JJe Lisie is another woman prin- 
cipal with- appearance and a voice who' 
wears some ambitious wardrobe. She is 
prominent, in all the ensembles and stop- - 
ping. the. snow in "one" with a dutch 
boy characterization topped, off with 
"yodelling'* and a wooden shoe buck. In 
this she is assisted by a chorister who 
fakes it a trifle in the "hooflngs." 

Luclelle Rogers has the voice of the 
production and features the classical 
type of song, fche is a plump good look- 
ing girl who looks . new to burleBuue. 
Her singing was all high-class and she 
lifted things all around. 

Ed Simmons had a couple of brief ap- 
pearances in minor roles and acquitted 
himself well. " ' 

The second act. contains two full stage 
scenes, a manicure parlor, and a ball 
room with a tnrone which was utilized 
for big returns. The -comics cashed in 
heavily here, Douglas doing a drunken 
"dame' that was a classic. Barry had 
some funny business as bis assistant and 
the choristers, are brought on as Miss 
B way, Miss Bronx, eta It made a great - 
opportunity for some of that intimate 
sounding kidding that audiences Just eat 
up. The girls are very prettily cos- 
tumed in this number and It is second In 
sight appeal only to the vamp number of 
Miss Rogers, in the first act. in the vamp 
the girls appear in sheath gowns with 
trains and undulate across the Btage In 
the well known Zlegteld manner. The 
costumes were surprisingly harmonious. 
The dressing scheme throughout tended 
to get away from the conventional, and 
tne scheme of dressing three groups of 
choristers in different costumes for each 
change tended-to make a pleasing diver- 
sion from the stereotyped method of all 


A black velvet gown worn by Miss De 
Lisle In one number looked as though It 
might have come from Hickson's. 

There wasn't a dull moment in the 
whole show and the scenes in "one" In- 
stead of being "stalled" to permit the 
setting, were real comedy gems and all 
worth while. 

The show is as clean as a nurse's 
apron and Is an object lesson for some 
of the burlesque comics who think that 
burlesque and double entrendre are 
synonymous terms. - Con. 


Lucille Rogers, "Blazing Into So- 
ciety." --■ 

Kitty Madison as soubret for the 
Rdse Sydell' show. • 

Maud Rockwell, prima donna for 
Sim WMiams* "Bluebirds/* . : ^ v 

Happy, and. Cassie Frcyer for "All. 
Jazz Revue." " 


Joe Burton- at* the Garden, Buffalo. 
Sara Lewis will play opposite Burton. 

Sue Mulford for National Winter 
Garden; .' ""• ';;.: !-. ." «• ' •.•'•■■' ■ /-. 

Sadie Rose replacing Grace Seymour 
in Union Square stock. 

Lydia Jospy for Harry Hastings Big- 
Show. - . " 

Grace Tremont, soubrette, replacing 
Kitty Warren with "Monte Carlo" girls. 

Millie Viola, James Horton'and Nina 
Nor r is, Garden Theatre stock, Buffalo. 

Play But Sis Shows In CMoafov 

Chas. M. Baker's "SportGirls" were 
compelled to curtail its week engage- 
ment/ at the Englewood, Chicago, last 
week, Wednesday night, due to the 
restriction of six performances on the 
week for all attractions. - '• 


Grace Goodwin for the Havana com- 
pany of Mack Sennett's "Bathing 
Beauties." •':'.. . . 

Teddy Tappen (Tappen and Arm- 
strong will play the role recently va- 
cated by Sophie Tucker in "Gaieties of 
1919." -.Her partner, Armstrong, re- 
mains with the show. ; 

Sammy Weston is out of the cast of 
the "Frivolities" and is. rehearsing with 
JKlaw & Erlanger*s '.'• "Sweetheart 

Midge Miller, recently returned from 
England, with' the Roscae Ail£ act. j 


Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's ~ "Quick 
Work," in which Grace George was to 
have made her first appearance as a 
star under the Forham regime was 
sent to the store house. ,. '"•■'■• 3 '• 

- The reasons for laying it away after 
it toured for a- number Of weeks- was 
described as being "thin and too 
weak" for a Metropolitan audience. 


Alma Tell, "The Mood of the Moon." 
Hattle Pox, "Linger Longer Letty." 
Edward Ellis. "Shavings.* "■*""*• 
Doris Woolridg has joined the 14th st 
stock company, replacing Elsie Esmond 
as leading lady. Other recent additions 
to the cast Include John King-John, Har- 
ry Howe and George Lewis. 

Madeline Delmar, "The "Way to 
Orria Johnson, "The Whirlwind." 




Paris, Dec. 10... 

Roger Vincent; holding the role of' 
Chavance in Bataiile's "Vierge" at the ",- 
Folie Theatre, was taken, suddenly ill ,. 
Saturday night. The manager an- 
nounced the' role would be read by an ...' 
unprepared understudy,' whereupon 
Raymond Lyon, among the audience, 
publicly offered, his services, stating . 
he had played the part hundreds of 
times in America. 

Vol terra accepted and Lyon is still 
splendidly playing. the role. 


The Shuberts have placed in re- 
hearsal a new drama, "The Mood of 
the Moon," by Cleves Kincaid. It is 
the first production the firm has been . 
able to start in months, due to the 
pressure of shows for bookings. 

Alma Tell will be featured in the 
"Moon" show, which will open Dec 29 
in New Haven. '♦•■•, 


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Leo Laavltt is now manager for the 
Shuberts at the Comedy Theatre. 

ft* Tim JSrymmn's Band (colored) 
will open on the LoewXircuit Dec. ZZ. 

-Apr.. U GwrrTwas B. C Hilliam> 
only contribution to the Elsie Jams 
show.- ..'• -. '.'•■' r- '.: 

Tommy Dawe, the English agent; left, ' - 
New York Wednesday for his London, 
home.. / -V ' V ... 

Fruck X. Hmuwsay has returned to 
the states and is now playing in- the 

South. -"■'•.' 

Bm Malton remains with the Shu- 
berts, although it was reported that he 
had resigned. . ' . • 

Th» Mr*. AL H. Burton married last 
week to John Bruce, was a former, wife 
of Al. H. Burton.. 

Th» Cb»m Club has made arrange- 
ments to join the N. V. A. in a body 
during Christmas week. * 

- Angus** G. Biunnan, formerly in the 
Harry "Fitzgerald office, is now on the 
staff of the Art Music Co. 

At "Aphrodite," George Middleton 
wanted to know "what* the critic of 
Women's Wear' was doing there?" 

George Mence, formerly connected 
with the Lew Golder bfnce, joined Max 
Mart's booking, staff on Monday. 

Juliet, booking* direct with the Keith 
offices untiMast week; has placed her . 
bookings, with the Harry Weber office. 

Frank Stammers, author of "Nothing 
But Love," has completed a new three 
act comedy, entitled "She Didn't Be- 

Cha*. Seguin, general manager of the 
Seguin South American Tour, is due 
to arrive in New York from Paris, about 

Jan. 1. ..'• .?■■•• ' \ . 

. In memory of Charles W. (Pink) 
Hayes, a memorial mass will be'hela 
in St. Malachi's Church, West 49th 
street, Dec. 15. ^ ■....-.■ 

Ed DnvidoW & Rufus LeMaire have 
placed -under contract Joe Cook, Mae 
West, Doraldina, Helen Higgins, Helen 
Joy and George Jinks. 

Gas Sun, president of the Sun Vaude- 
ville Circuit of Springfield, O., in New 
York for two weeks, returned to 
Springfield, 111., last week. 

Proctor'., Plainfield, N. J., was robbed 
of $600 last week. The thieves broke 
in through a rear window of the' box 
office and rifled the safe.' 

The Strand, Norwich, starts playing 
Keith vaudeville Monday, Dec. 15. Bob 
Hutchinson will book three acts on a , 
weekly split. The house formerly 
played pictures. . 

Dr. J. F. Montague, well known 
among the profession, has just an- 
nounced his release from the U. S. 
Navy and the. resumption of his prac- 
tice at 616 Madison avenue. 




** ; As has'been the custom in the past, each few years, Variety again, 
publishes newsstand sales of the theatrical weeklies in the. most prominent 
cities, geographically, of their sections. . 

The sales reported below are the .average sales of each publication 
weekly, secured by Variety's representatives from the owner of each stand. 




VARIETY ..........: .'J.S.. 400 

Billboard . 225 

Clipper ..................... ISO 

Mirror ........ ^.. »*»•«> ......... i™ 

BUr.. .;...%. '.'. 10 


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Billboard ...,.\.. .............. . 25 

Clipper .......... . . . ............ 



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hotel grant 
cigar stand: 


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Clipper .... 

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VARIETY ..A-... »« 

- Clipper .' 15 

• Billboard 10 

■ Mirror • • ..v.. •,.».. ...... . .... . .Non. 

Star ................. v ^,......Non. 




VARIETY ■•■•••* sz ■•*•••••••••* W 

Billboard .......'...... 15 

Clipper - 6 

Mirror .................. . . . . . . .None 

Star . . . . . . ■ jtf, . . .None. 


VARIETY ........ .......... SO 

.Billboard .'...t... ... ...... 8 

Clipper. •.•■•.•*.••.•■....•■•.■*•.• 7 

Brar ........................... a 

Mirror t ................. i . i. . . ...None 



VARIETY ;»....... .y 11 . , 

Billboard •«....••.••.'.. «. ...... " 

Clipper .....«.«..«..» .. ..i . .... . a '.. 

Mirror .....'.*...... ...f........ . a,*; 

Star I 



VARIETY ........;.......;.;.. 26 

Billboard .............. :......'.. U 

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241 BT. CATHERINE ST. . . 


Billboard ........... .-. 20 

Clipper •••«•».-•• .'.,. ........ .... 10 

Diar .......... . . '. ..i.. ......... e 

Mirror ........ ...'...i.. .......•, o 



Clipper •■••*••••••■•••«•••••••• 10 

Billboard •••■••••••••«*•••••••• 8 

j Mirror ••»•■•••■••*«•»••*«••••• x ■ 

H t>r »■•••*••>••••••■••*•■■•••• .None 

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V ARI ETx ■•*....• • •'.-».....••■... . *5 

Billboard ...«.:........ .......... 5 

Clipper 1 

Mirror , .' ...None 

Star .....«•••. ...None 

B'WAY AND 47th ST. f 

VARIETY ...' .....'. 325 

Clipper : 200 

Billboard .....v... «•»••..*....'• .. 75 

Mirror. ••■•.«•.••■«.•«....•«>'...*•. 35 

Star .....:.... 30 

B'WAY AND 45th ST. 


Clipper '.. 05 

Billboard .••••••......• •• 35 

Mirror 20 

Star 10 


B'WAY AND 46th ST. 


Clipper ...........J 90 






. . 10 

Clipper 7., ..:. 




s Star ........................I., None 





. A5 

Mirror /.*• .....•• 




Clipper ................v 

. 30 

Star ....< ;.. 



45th ST. AND 8th AVE. 


. 100 

Billboard v . ....... . 


Clipper ........; ..;...... 


ester ...... ...■••••-. •••.■•..... « 


Mirror . .' .....J 


Billboard .' 80 

Mirror 25 

Star ; 25 


S. E. COR. B'WAY AND 50th ST. 

VARIETY • 150 

Clipper i 75 

Billboard 75 

Mirror '......... 50 

Star 20 


N. W. COB. B'WAY AND 50th ST. 

VARIETY , 126 

Billboard \. 35 

Clipper 20 

Mirror ..,.....»-.. 15 

Star 4 


N. E. COR. B'WAY AND 50th ST. 

VARIETY ~. 50 

Clipper i 20 

Billboard 10 

Mirror 10 

Star 2 



Clipper 40 

Billboard 26 

Mirror , 20 

Star s 


(Residential Neighborhood) 


New York Review 8 

Clipper 2' 

Billboard 1 

Sfar .', 1 

Mirror None 

N. W. COR. 7th AVE. AND 125th ST. / 


Clipper 15 

Billboard 10 

Mirror ' 2 ! 

Star 2 


8th AVE. AND 125th ST. 



Clipper 8 

Billboard ..-.. 4 . 

Mirror .None 

Star .None 





Clipper 8 

Billboard s 

Mirror 2 

8tar 1 

Arthur S. Lyons, a vaudeville pro- 
ducer, is assisting Ed Davidow in the 
Sunday concerts at the Central. Lyons 
functions as stage manager for the 

'Long Tack Sam has lodged a com- 
plaint with the N. V. A. against Sun | 
Fong Lun.' He charges the latter with 
using the billing "Pekinese Troupe* 
which he claims as his original prop- . 

— ? . :..* ' . •: 

Secretary Henry Chesterfield, of the 
,.N. "V. A, received word from St. Louis, 
asking him to get May Day, widow ot ' 
Nat M. Wills, to communicate . with 
her- mother in that city. Her where- 
abouts are unknown at the club. 

Luke Filan, recently appointed man-! 
agxc of the Lyric, Oyster Bay. L. L£ 
will start vaudeville Saturday evenings 
at the house, beginning to-morrow. 
Seven vaudeville acts furnished by 
Fally Markus will compose the bilL 

Harry Fitzgerald rras booked Parr 
and Farlahd, and Bert Errol, two Eng- 
lish turns for appearances over here. 
Farr and Far land open at the Palace': 
Jan. 5, and are now on their way 
over. Bert Errol opens at Toronto? 
March 8. ■ l "■.■■:■ . : " - : '3 

"Little" Frank Quigg, a vaudeville 
partner of the late George Fuller 
Golden 25 years N ago, is at the City 
Infirmary, St. Louis, suffering from 
spinal trouble. Quigg would like to's? 
hear from any of the old-timers or 
others in show business who may re- 
member him. 

Ben Levine's Grand, Trenton, and 
Broadway, Camden, N. J., are now play- 
ing road attractions- in addition to 
burlesque. The Grand is playing the 
road attractions Tuesday, Wednesday 
and , Thursday, -due to the Trent dis- 
continuing this policy. The first at- 
traction there this > week is William 
Harris' production of John Drinkwa- 
ters' "Abraham Lincoln." The Camden; 
theatre is playing the road shows Fri- 
day and Saturday: ' 

The "Hungarian Rhapaodie" act was 
given to Max Hayes after Smith and 
Dale (now appearing in the "Passing 
Show" at the Winter Garden) Avon 
• Comedy Fpur, had deleted all the con*') 
dieting matter and substituted new 
matter. The east includes Burns and 
Kissen, Harry Weston, Ben Reubens. 
The act js now routed in the east and 
west. Another quartet combination are 
playing the other Avon vehicle "The 
New Teacher," but Hayes isn't spon- 
soring them. { ' ^ 

Ray H. Leason, who is how agenting 
on his own,' has moved his office from 
the Palace Theatre building. He M 
now located, in the Selwyh Theatre 
building, having taken a suite after 
being home with grippe for a week. ; 

Starting Tuesday night all Broad-^ 
way signs were ordered prohibited 
from illuminating. The lightless night- 
less are to continue for several weeks 
regardless of whether «the coal strike 
is .settled or not. Starting Saturday 
last theatre signs had been ordered' 
lighted but one hour, from 7.30 to 8.30. 

With "Aphrodite" safely launched al 
the Century, Morris Gest, aided and": 
abetted by Will A. Page, are starting, 
another "club" which, like other veh-^ 
tures of the kind takes its namejrom 
the title of the show. Quarters for 
the club will be Vanderbilt suite at the 
Century and there a chef will be in at- 
tendance. Not only "eats," but other 
things will be furnished club members 
if prohibition is lifted for a spell. Mem- 
bers will have cards which will admit 
them to the Century at any time dur- 
ing a performance v/ith easy access to 
the club rooms. Newspapermen will 
make up the bulk of the membership. 


'■ '• ' ■" ".'•':- 


Easily 70 Per Cent of Total Was Assured by This^City— 

Both Burlesque Wheels Voluntarily Turn in All 

Receipts for Last Friday's Matinees— Of $2,000,000 

Asked, $800,000 Already in— Only $1,000,000 

Expected— Efforts To Be Continued. 

|~ Up to Tuesday there were many 
M missing reports on the special matinees 
W .in honor of Actors' Memorial Day and 
K& benefit for the Actors' Fund given last- 
P Friday afternoon in many cities and 
£:. towns dotting the country, which may 
*;'; have been offe* reason why a general 
I . statement was -not made by the com- 
3 .mittee covering the proceeds. It. was 
estimated that the total sum secured 
>;: was around, $800,000, which, if approx- 
g£ imately correct, would indicate that the 
goal of a million originally set was not 
'-attained. It is certain that the quotas 
y* alloted some territories were reached 
but only in the smaller cities. Last 
h'- week's Variet* intimated that the 
H quotas would not be reached in many 
Wi .of ih*- large cities, and explanation 
J.; given why further time was to be 
■",:• taken in order that all the cities would 
£■ " eventually hold their special perform- 
:>,._• ances. 

W'' New York was so far ahead of all 
| : other cities that there is no comparison. 
jV '.-Easily 70 per cent, of the ■ total came -' 

■ :: from the metropolis. Chicago made a 
M comparatively poor showing- with $55,- , 

000 secured. All the others trailed. 
& r ' The total grosses of alMast Friday's 
v', matinees for both the Columbia and 
^American burlesque wheels were vol- 
;;•.'■' Untarily turned over to the Actors' ■ 
^ Fund. No other two-a-day enterprise * 
''■■,[ followed that lead.- At the request_oi 
i>- "" local committees', However, percentages 
y v, of last Friday afternoon exhibitions in 
H picture' houses in many cities were 
$:;;_ given over to the Actors' Memorial 
. Day % drive. '".'-, 
p Th'e performances in New ; York were 
gg* general. Every house was over sub- - 
& scribed and attendance was good. But 
gy chances to gather a considerable sum 
£.; by box office sales was spoiled by 
&Vsome error! It appears that bundles 
•' -.-*• of tickets allotted to various trades 
—.and committees in return for their 
KgS, hearty, subscriptions were not (lis-. 
. - tributed, probably because many busi- 
ness firms did not know where to give 
^vthem out aside from their own. em-,. 

ployes or "their families. 
: ); /Consequently these tickets, vmec . 
'•:'. found to be on the hands of the com- 
mittees. At noontime last Friday, they 
p ." were su posed to be delivered at Memo- 
rial headquarters but for some reason 
.the tickets failed to be delivered to 
| -i;the various box offices until after the 
Start of the performances at 2.30. .The* 
!•£'■;. theatres said there were many requests 
> for tickets but no tickets to sell until 
M it was too late, The tickets them- 
i^v; selves were an oddity, there being two 
f.. stubs, each carrying the same seat 
! check. Ticket takers didn't know 
j ..which end to tear off and there was 
■#•■:. much confusion. Some of the audience 
U tore the ticket (three times the width 
J- Of the ordinary ticket) in two and in 
• , some, cases two persons entered on the 
single ticket. It was therefore lucky 
;;:. ( that empty seats. were available for 
:■ often two coupons called for the same 
| seat. 

S3. The committee for the Actors' Memo- 
ir, rial Day will not cease its labors but . 
;,.' will endeavor to bolster towns missing 
m their quotas. Further special perform- 
£,:*nccs will be given in all cities which 
p. oostponed from last Friday. It is un- 
:■./.;. Mkely that the $2,000,000 will be reached 
: ; but the original million dollars will be 
; gotten. Income from that sum, how- 
r > ever, will not constitute the endow- 

m • ' . * 

ment hoped for to make the Actors 
Fund permanently safe. It will, how- 
ever, be a long step forwaad. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 10. 

The benefit at the Forrest last Friday 
netted very close to $11,000. Thomas 
M. Love, General Manager of the K. 
& E. houses here acted as chairman of 
the Managers' Committee and labored 
diligently and unceasingly" m his ef- 
forts to make the affair a success. 

The program included an opening ad- 
dress by Barry McCormack of "Sun- 
rise" Co. at the Little Theatre ; Joseph 
DeKos Company, B. F. Keith's; Double 
Quartette from "Old Homestead," Wal- 
nut Street Theatre; Grant Mitchell & 
Co., in an act from "A Prince There 
Was," Garrick Theatre; Jimmy Hussey, 
William Worsley and Jazz Band, B. 
F. Keith's; Julia Sanderson, Joe Caw- 
thorne, Doyle & Dixon and Maude 
Eburne & Co. in act from "The Can- 
ary," Forrest Theatre; Lew Fields, as- 
sisted by Frank ' Dbane in selection 
from "A -Lonely Romeo," Lyric Thea- 
tre; fourth act from "Daddies" Broad 
Street Theatre ; Charlotte Walker & 
Ernest Lawford in prologue from "Tea 
for Three," Adelphi Theatre; William 
and Gordon Dooley and Beauty Chorus 
from "Monte Cristo, Jr," Shubert. The 
only disappointment was Frank Tinney 
from "Some Time" Co., Chestnut Street 
Opera House, who gave illness as cause 
for his absence. The. orchestra was 
under the direction of Richard Schmidt 
and its services as well as those of 
the stage hands and all employes were 


Answering to the charges in Joseph- 
ine Bennett .Motz's' divorce action 
against him, David Bennett Motz, 
known in the show world as Dave Ben- 
nett, states, that he will not seek to 
prevent his wife from obtaining her 
decree, but contends her alimony 
claims are far to large and exceed his 
total income for the year. Mrs. Motz 
charges misconduct on her husband's 

Through Henry J. & Frederick E. 
Goldsmith,, bis attotneys, Bennett con- 
tinues, in his answer, that Mrs. Motz's 
$6,000 annual alimony claim and $2,500 
counsel fees, requisition, is exorbitant 
considering his $3,500 annual income. 
He contends that she should not be 
in want should her decree be granted, 
as she can obtain a motion picture en- 
gagement at $100 per week and there- 
fore holds that $20 weekly should be 
a reasonable alimony stipend. 

The plaintiff last had a leading role 
in "Nobo.'y Home." 


The ruling made at the managers' 
request by the Actors Equity Asso-. 
ci at ion on the matter of part salaries 
- for companies playing territory affect- 
ed by the coal strike calls for the' 
payment of one eighth for each per- 
formance played. In "Chicago where 
the '.legitimate attractions may play 
five nights and one matinee, the com- 
panies will be paid six eighths. This" 
really means a third less for Chicago, 
since -nine performances are the rule - 
there and all shows where the new 
contracts are in force were paying 
one eighth extra. A similar pro-rata 
cut goes for the' musicians and stage 
hands. The A. E. A. ruling became 
effective last week, which was .the 
first of the six performance weeks in 


Al J.olson, in association with the 
. Shuberts, will have a theatre of his . 
own in New York next year, next to 
the Morosco, small compared to the 
Winter Garden, and designed to per- 
mit the comedi%n to play in the metro- 
polis practically all year. - . 

"No more Winter Garden for me," 
said Jolson last Sunday during his visit 
to the city en route to Providence 
where he is playing this week. "I am 
anxious to do finer, more delicate 
things than in. the past— a dainty fairy ' 
tale for instance, instead of the broader 
comedy with which I am now identified. 

-"While "my theatre is being built next 
summer I shall probably take a trip 
abroad, visiting- London and Paris. I 
may even play in both European -cap- 
itals while the house is being made 
ready, but have made no definite plans 
in that respect 


"Abraham Lincoln," by John Drink- 
water, will open at the Cort Monday. 
It succeeds "Three's a Crowd," closing. 
Saturday. The latter piece opened on 
Wednesday of last week and its brief 

. stay makes it the quickest flop of the 
season. "Lincoln" was slated for the 
Playhouse, succeeding "Palmy Days," 
withdrawn Saturday. The deal fell 
through when William Harris, Jr., de- 
clined to accept W. A. BradyVguar-.- 

( antee booking for the Playhouse berth. 

a. - ' 


Arthur Hammerstein is. to build his 
own theatre on Broadway, ready for 
next season. Difficulty in getting a 
house for his new "Joan" of "Arkan- 
saw" is one reason. 

Though the site is not chosen, the 
financial backing Jias already been as- 
sured. The house will seat 1,400. It 
will be called "Hammerstein V . 


• ' Syracuse, Dec. 10.' v 

Her dreams shattered . when sne : . ; 
Jound .that the man she wedded was. ' 
not the scion of a wealthy Chicago 
family, manager of the Black stone 
Theatre at Chicago, and the play- . 
Wright who prepared s."Ben Hur" for 
the stage, but a crook, "Mrs. Bernadine 
Boyle Beeman, of 1107 Montgomery 
street, is suing for divorce In Supreme . 
Court here. ,\ 

Posing as an actor-manager of na- 
tional repute, Horatio A. Beeman, alias 
~E. Ward, alias Francis E. Beeman, the .:.' 
Chicago man, married the Syracuse girl 
in .May, 1918. . Revelations regarding . 
Beeman's past, supplied through M. W. 
McCkughn ey, superintendent of the 
Identification Bureau of the Illinois 
State Penitentiary, led to the -separa- 
tion. : •"• . >' ■>- -, . , - 

During his career "in Syracuse, Bee" ' 
man is alleged to have organized the. 
Syracuse branch of the Ben Hur In- 
surance Company, and to have also in-, 
duced his business associates to form . 
a Ben Hur vaudeville troupe. 
' The Chicago man was convicted of 
conspiracy in the Windy City in 1914 • 
and given a four-year term in Joliet. 
While in this city, Beeman also caused 
a stir by describing a holdup on South 
Sal in a street by which' he lost thou- 
sands of dollars. Later, it is said, he 
confessed- that it was all a dream, ex- 
plaining that he was given "to vivid 



Philadelphia, Dec 10. 
The Little theatre here has passed - 
into the control for five years of 
Walter Wanger, the New York pro- \, 
ducer, following a deal consummated 
between himsejf . and his associate* 
Jack Hughes, the latter part of last 
week. • • 

This playhouse was built with the 
avowed purpose of making it a home 
for highbrow drama by Mrs... Beulah 
• E. Jay. ' 

It is planned by Wanger to call the 
theatre the Philadelphia. It will house 
from farce to musical comedy, etc - 

Wanger will open the theatre under 
. .his. management ' New- Year's weeki- - 
"Five o'Clock," which had a run at the 
Fulton, New York, may be the first 
showr r • ■.»:-■? 

"PASSING SHOW" AT $1.50. " 

. 'The Passing Show of 1918," with the 
Howards featured, will arrive here for 
a special holiday booking,' the Shuberts 
having rented the- Metropolitan to se- 
cure a berth for the attraction. 

The Garden show is being widely ad- 
vertised at $1.50 top,' as 'against other 
musical attractions, charging a dollar 
more. - .* . 


The cast that has been assembled 
for Selznick's first legit offering, 
called "Bucking the Tiger," has Fania' 
Marinoff, Forrest Winant, Regina Mar- 
low, William Meehan, Ben Hendricks, 
Cyril Chadwick, Walter Kingsford. 
The piece is being put on* by Lawrence 
Marston and is scheduled for an out- 
of-town opening on Christmas day. 


New Orleans, Dec; 10. 
<c The French Opera House of. this 
city, famed around the world, is no. 
more. It burned to the ground during 
the latter part of last week. Costumes, 
scores and scenery of the opera com- 
pany that had been singing there were 

Tyler Closes One. 
George C. Tyler closed "Made of 
Money" at the Van Curler Opera 
House, Schenectady, last Tuesday. The 
piece is to be rewritten before it is 
sent out again. 

Hill's Minstrels on Summer Run. 

Gus Hill's Minstrels will begin a 
summer run at a theatre in the Loop 
district, Chicago, May 1. 
< Hill contemplates launching two 
more minstrel shows for next season. 
The original show will play' the week 
stands while the new ones will cover 
the one-nighters in the east and west: 

-. . '. ■ . 



. v 


Jeane Bankhead, another Washing- 
ton debutante, is' going on 'the prof e&- . ".'. 
sional stage, having signed with A. H. ' 
Woods, through Rufus LeMaire. She 
is a sister of Tallular Bankhead, who * * 
recently also signed^ with Woods and 
will appear in the cast of The Price * 
of a Pearl." Jeane has not been on the . 
professional stage -before..' The- father-- "• 
of the girls is a representative from . 
Alabama, and their ■ grandfather is a 
senator from the same commonwealth. 


S- Seattle, Dec 10. 
The coal shortage has not affected 
Seattle theatres to date, nor any other 
form of amusement here. The major- 
ity, of local show shops are heated 
by oil burners and the city lighting is 
derived from an electric plant gener- 
ated by water power, so the fuel short- 
age' so acute elsewhere does not' 
trouble Seattle. 

. V 


A single party will replace the police 
station house celebration this year 
when the People's Liberty Chorus en- 
tertains. 10,000. needy children at 
the Seventy First Regiment ArmOfy on 
the evening of Dec 23. 

There will be singing, dancing, car- 
toons and plenty of eats. Colenian du 
Pont is chairman of the committee and 
Charles H. Sabin treasurer. 


r . ' ■ 

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13 -ill 



Producing Managers Association 'Decides to Do Away With 

Outright Buys— Plan Still To Be Approved by General 
v : r Meeti ng-^Asserted that Excessive Prices Will Thus 
-v Be Curtailed— Can Be Evaded by Digging— Man- 
v'r agers Working with District Attorney- 
Broadway Agency Bar Removed. 



An attempt to correct the theatre 
ticket, speculating evil was virtually 
assured early this week when a com- ' 
mittee appointed by the Producing 
Managers' ' Association favorably re- 
viewed the plan to arrange the dis- 
tribution of all tickets through, the 
trio of leading agencies— Tyson, Mc- 
Bride and Bascom. This plan will first 
have to be assented to by a general 
meeting of the P. M. A. before it be- 
comes effective, but there is small 
. chance .that it will not be tried. The 
new distribution plan will do away 
with the outright buys and many, man- 
agers' are quite, willing to admit that 
•-. the- passing of "buys" will have little 
effect on any successful play. 

From the agencies' standpoint the 
buys matter is all important in that it 
is the crux of the excessive prices 
/charged, according to them. In ses- 
sions with the managers the brokers 
have used the. buys as an alibi" for 
"gyping." They 'say when forced into 
taking a quantity of seats for a show 
not a hit, they are often forced to sus- . 
tain a loss because of unsold tickets 
left on their hands or tossed over for 
sale at a loss in the cut rates. Man- - 
agers say the agencies are willing to 
stick to the legal premium of 50 cents, 
if buys are. nOt forced on their hands. 
-Under the. proposed system of dis» 
■ tribution by Tyson, McBride and Bas- 
com, the trio will be^under bond to 
carry out the provisions' of the ar- 
rangement. There is to he no favorit- 
ism, which feature would tend to defeat 
the plan.. In gist the plan is for the 
three agencies to distribute to the 
others the 'usual allotment of tickets. 
- Should any agency be found guilty of 
selling at more than 50 cents premium, 
it shall be cut off from further, supply 
of tickets. "./•: -'•■ ;■■• • 

It is admitted the plan canbe evaded 
by the system of "digging" •but such 
methods, while securing a fair amount 
of tickets, does not leave the. digging 
agency in a position to deliver choice 
seats- to its patrons. Managers say 
that the plan will be given a fair trial 
. and if it should fail, the scheme to 
establish their own distribution agency 
and sales offices will be the logical 

The case of the Broadway Theatre 
Ticket was up for further considera- 
tion at a P. M. A. meeting last Friday. 
It was known the barred agency had 
seats for practically every big attrac- 
tion current' Since it arranged for 
buys, such tickets' must "be delivered 
to it There was a disposition at the 
meeting to recall the order barring the 
Broadway, though one of its* salesmen 
was convicted of overcharging and 
fined $200. It was pointed out, however, 
that the P. M.' A. entered in an agree- 
ment with the district attorney's 'of- 
fice, providing any broker, convicted 
•of excess charging be denied further 
tickets. The Broadway's offense ante- 
dated the arrangement. 
• This was the first intimation the 
managers were working with the dis- 
trict attorney to clean up the ticket 
situation. In regards to the Broadway, 
it was argued that that company should 
be given another chance on the grounds 
of the priority of the offense. 
( The order barring the agency was 
rescinded this week. 

The managers' determination to clean 
fip the ticket abuses has another angle 

which reached back to the time of the 
actors', strike.' In wondering why 
downtown brokers lent such, hearty 
support to the actors, it was finally 
figured out that the business' men had- 
long been gouged by ticket specs, and 
blaming the condition on the managers, 
saw a chance to get even. 

The plan for a central theatre ticket 
exchange to be operated by the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association, which 
organization would receive the slight 

{iremium that the brokers would be 
orced to pay, after the overhead of the 
agency had 'been taken out, is said to 
have been voted down 'at the last meet- 
ing of the managers. 


"through the withdrawal of "Seven 
Miles to Ardent the remodeled Little 
Theatre's reopening has again been set 
back.' •" :'' ■ 

• The new opening'date is New Year s 
eve, the attraction being "Mamma's 
Affair," produced by Oliver Morosco. 
This is the Harvard prize play and was 
'due to be announced r this week by 
Joseph Lebowich, * Boston attorney 
who. represented' Mr,. Morosco an the 
Harvard contest. - ' . ■ > -•' $: 

The winning authfr is Rachel Bar- 
ton Butler, a scholarship student 
who Is working her way through 
Radcliffe, and is the first., co-ed 
winner of a Harvard play contest. 
Miss Butler, who is represented by. 
Lyman Hess, received the prize of $500 
•Monday and she will also receive roy- 
alties, as provided in the Morosco 
contest ' ■*-*.". v 

"Mamma's Affair" is a. three-act com- 
edy. In the cast are Effie Shannon. 
Amelia Bingham, . Montague Love and 
Will Archer. The contest judges were 
Professor Guy Baker of Harvard, Win- 
thro p Ames and Mr. Morosco. 

."Seven Miles to Arden" needs fixing 
and there was dissatisfaction in the 
cast. Grace Valentine has gone west 
to join "Lombard!, Ltd." 


Washington. D. C, Dec. lft 

With' an advance sale that indicated a 
$4,000 house, 'The Passing Show of 
1918," with Willie and^ugene Howard 
as the principal fun makers) fan "a-fowl" 
of the local Fire Marshall, George Wat- 
son, and was- unable to give the sched- 
uled. Sunday night performance. Not 
only was this exceptionally high ad- 
vance salejost but there was in addi- 
tion to this an Item of $2,600 which " 
the company manager, -Edward Bloom, 
paid for what it' is said will be the last 
special train until affer the present coal 
crisis, to bring the company her.e from 
Cleveland, . - • » ; . . 

The exact sets to be used last night 
had been utilized last February when 
the company appeared here for two 
weeks. At that time it was passed by 
the fire marshall and his lieutenants, 
and in addition to this it had been 
passed by practically every large city 
in the country. ■• . 

.The company arrived at a little after 
five which would have, permitted of an 
8:45- curtain, each piece of. scenery was 
minutely examined and parts of. sets 
1 marked "N.G." by the fire marshal! and 
at the late: hour it was impossible to 
have these parts fireproofed and it was 
finally decided When all appeals had 
fallen on deaf ears, to call off the per- 
formance.' This, morning, however, a 
large crew was on-hand and the show 
was given tonight, but not with the 
$4,000 house. •'■' .'"/ ■■- 

C.J. Harris, the local manager stated 
this should act as a warning to the 
travelling organizations) he - pointing 
out that a large number of produc-' 
tions had been held up here because of 
'the local authorities being , particularly 
strict in regard to the proper fireprof- 
ing of all scenery and stage properties. 


Sam H. Harris has entered into a 
deal with Goldwyn whereby he secures 
a block of stock in the concern. and 
will turn over the picture rights to the 
plays he controls. These do not in- 
clude the George M. Cohan plays. 

Cohan is fitting up the sixth floor of 
the Cohan & Harris Theatre building 
for his own offices and takes posses- 
sion Jan. 1. 


Chicago, Dec. 10. 
Nora Baycs, in "Ladies First," broke 
the house record of the Cort Theatre 
here, in her second. weak, doing $16,- 



The insistent rumors, of another ac- 
tors' strike were made the subject of 
a discussion at the last meeting of the : 
Producing Managers' Association. The 
subject was broached, by Marc Klaw 
and was generally discussed by the 
managers. The rumors have it that 
when the -next strike comes along it 
will be for the object of securing pay- 
ment for all rehearsals by the actor. 


The Broadway may play legit shows 
again. Both the Shuberts and K. and 
E. have been negotiating with B. S. 
Moss for the house, with the chances 
. favoring the Shuberts getting it on a 
straight rental proposition. If the 
deal goes through the Broadway will 
switch to legit about Jan. IS. - 


The Blaneys are utilizing their Pros- 
pect Theatre in the Bronx as break-in 
house this week, where "The Girl For 
Me," an original comedy by Mildred 
Florence, is the attraction. 

The piece is intended fdr Broadway 
assimilation. Similarly at the Blaneys' 
Yorkville Theatre, next week, Hal 
Briggs' farce, "Not Tonight, Dearie," 
will first see production on an- stage 


. A musical comedy, to be produced in 
the spring, is under way, With Harry B. 
Smith furnishing hook and lyrics; Ted 
Snyder the music. 


An offer to play the lead in "The 
Great Lover" in London has been re- 
ceived by Charles W'nniger, now in 
the Winter Garden, New York, produc- 
tion. *) 

Mr. Winniger gave a remarkable im- 
personation in "Cohan's Revue" some 
seasons ago,, of Leo Ditrichstein in the 
title role of "The Great Lover," then 
playing in New York. 

London, Dec. 10. 
The Grossmith-Laurillard manage- 
ment today announced that they had 
secured the ideal actor for the leading 
role of "The Great Lover," and Vere 
now busily engaged in hunting a thea- 
tre They would not reveal the play- 
er's identity. 

Golden Producing La Rue Piece. 

John Golden will shortly place in 
rehearsal a new play temporarily titled 
"The Wonderful Workshop," in which 
Hale Hamilton and Grace La Rue are 


Providence, Dec. 10. 

Felix Wendleschaefer, manager of 
the Opera House here, is giving the 
Mayflower, the new K. & E. house, a 
battle -for patronage. The opening 
night for each new attraction is made 
a bargain night, with the. audience get- 
ting two for one for its money. The 
idea is to attract a crowded house 
for the Opening night of the week. . 

The Opera House under the two lor 
one scheme manages to get a capacity 
house with a grpss between $1,200 and 
$1,300, whereas if all of the seats 
bought, full price the gross would be 
double that with the same attendance, 
but this, tovvn is funny and in the past, 
, at regular prices, a good opening here 
was considered from between £400 to 
$600. • : • . 

. . The two for one idea is an evolution.' 
of the- penny sale in theatre tickets 
which, was. originated here some years 
ago with one of the local department 
stores or drug ' stores by Edward Ro- 
senbaum, Jr., . who was ahead of a 
Frazee show. :-;. ; ; ' -. 

The result of the battle between the 
local houses was apparent last week 
when Grant Mitchell managed to pull 
only a little over $3,O0Qf at the .May- 
flower. ;.-; ' 


Boston, Dec.,10. s-ffi 
- Frank McCormack .will leave VJoan 
qf Arkansaw" at the end of the week, 
succeeded by Ralph Herz, who is re- 
hearsing. Anna Seymour, Russell Mack 
(formerly Mack and Vincent), Walter 
Scanlon and Joe Barton, all vaudevil- 
lians, are sharing the show's honors. 

The success of the Hammerstein 
show here brings attention to Oscar 
Hammerstein, 2nd (son of the late Wit- 
lie Hammerstein), who wrote the book, 
and Herbert Stodhart, who did the 
score. It is their first effort. 


.'Elsie Ferguson will make a depar- 
ture from the films shortly, it was 
announced, by going back to the legit 
in a piece called "Sacred and Profane 
Love," by Arnold Bennett. - ^u$fi&f 

The" play is to be produced by 
Charles Frohman, Inc. The premiere 
may be in February. 

The piece is reported as a big suc- 
cess in London and Miss Ferguson 
could not resist the. temptation* to have 
a return, fling to the speaking stage 
with so attractive a role.' During, the 
New York engagement the star will 
probably spend her days at One' of .the. 
local studios posing before the camera. 



May Irwin has entered into, an en- 
gagement with George Tyler to ap- 
pear in 'The Hiring Line" when that 
piece opens at the Little Theatre. 
Philadelphia, Dec. 29. 
' Miss Irwin has had a musical piece 
from last spring she has been holding 
in abeyance. It was played several; 
weeks out of town then and called'' 
"The Water's Fine." 

Jack Pratt is ahead of the "Hiring 
Line" show. v'J$ 


G. M.. Anderson has sold his interest )| 
in the Longacre to the Shuberts. He ^ 
and L. Lawrence Weber have also sep- - 
arated their other joint interests. |§ 

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The special program of dances, which v-^ 
will be the first American appearance 
of Michael Fokine and Vera Fokina, .| 
the Russian artists; will be given at 
the Metropolitan Dec. 30 and not at 
the Manhattan as first announce;]. - 
But one performance is scheduled. y :'■-: 

The Russian stars will then go on ^ 
tour under the direction of Morris 





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a Sensation— Clever Publicity— Draws- $53,000— Four 

New Shows— Two Openings Next Week— Billie 

Burke, Elsie Janis and Clifton Crawford 

Offerings All Are Hits. 



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With several of the best known pro-" 
ducing managers having under way 
new plays due for Broadway within 
a few weeks, it has been assumed in 
some quarters that the record making 
house shortage in New York was sure 
of dissipation. The facts of the situa- 
tion show no sound' basis for that ex- 
pectation. It is true that the prolific 
producers of former seasons have 
started putting on shows. But the 
movement is really a sliglrt one by 
the big firms. It is a notorious fact 
that firms who. put on the biggest 
number of shows in past years have 
failed to produce since early Jail. The 
reason is that so .many attractions kept, 
coming from allied producers that .the y 
bigger managers were forced to hold 


The situation presents a peculiar an- 
gle at present, when the drop after a 
record Thanksgiving week pushed 
grosses down 25 per cent. or t more and 
sent the box office figures of a group 
of shows almost to the stop limit. The 
current week started off especially 

Soorly with "London weather" not 
elping a theatre movement. By Sat- 
urday it is certain that a number- of 
offerings which have been moderately 
successful in this most successful of 
Broadway seasons, will have dropped 
under their stop limits. Under the 
new regulations calling for one week's 
notice to vacate, these shows may find 
themselves in the' position of being 
forced out. If notices are really given 
to shows failing to hit the stop limit 
this week and next, there is bound to 
be wholesale changes of attractions. 

It is possible that such a move will 
be mad* by bookers. The possibility; 
should afford a lesson to producers! 
The • old system of two consecutive 
weeks under the stop limit would have 
made the problem easy in the present 
situation. In accepting a one week 
notice contract in order to secure a 
Broadway house, it would be wise to 
stipulate that the three weeks prior to 
Christmas be excluded. Managers safer by agreeing to a guar- 
antee for such weeks and as a matter 
of fact many of the recently arrived 
attractions are playing under guar- 
antee arrangements- . 

Should present attractions become 
liable to notice because of the present 
natural pre-holiday slump, time must 
be found on the road for them before 
they are forced to give up tenancy. 
That it itself is a natural check on 
highhanded methods. In addition the 
jammed bookings on the road will not 
permit of an excessive outward move- 
ment. But it is known that time is 
already being laid out on the road for 
attractions which have been playing', 
to excellent takings, it being figured 
that they will be sure to succumb to the' 
high stop limit provisions this week or 

Broadway has a new sensation in 
"Aphrodite" at the Century. No more 
cleverly arranged publicity assault has 
ever been so successfuly engineered. 
Cohorts of Morris Gest disseminated 
wild stories of the "back to nature" 
costuming. Then along came the open- 
ing. The next day came the cry of a 
daily newspaper that the show was in- 
decent, Added to that several publicity 

seeking clergymen chimed in with 
their bit 

That was all that was needed. The 
shqw played to capacity with nearly 
$53,000 drawn for the first week. The 
present week will see $40,000 beaten, 
the difference being in the $10 prices 
for the premiere night. The first ma- 
tinee last week was sold out at quarter 
to two but the lobby became so 
jammed with would-be ticket buyers 
that the police were called to clear 
the entrances that ticket holders could 
enter the house. The business pace 
of "Aphrodite" is greater than for any 
show of its kind ever offered in this 
country. ■ , \. 

The close proximity to Christmas did 
not prevent four new attractions from 
coming in this week. They are ''Miss 
Million" at the Punch and Judy, Tues- 
day, "The Phantom Legion" at the 
Playhouse. Wednesday (succeeding 
''Palmy Days"), "Monsieur Beaucaire," 
at the New Amsterdam, Thursday, and 
"Curiosity" at the Greenwich Village 
theatre on Friday. 

Next week two important events are" 
promised. "Abraham Lincoln" will 
bow into the Cort, replacing Three's 
A Crowd," whose stay of a week and 
a half makes it the record failure of 
the season. The Drinkwater play was 
due at the Playhouse but the deal fell 
through because of disagreement over 
the guarantee. The fact that Grace 
George is being groomed for a new 
play for the Brady house may also have 
figured. The other "opening" is 'The 
Wayfarer" at Madison Square Garden. 
This is a religious spectacle produced 
by the Methodist church. It has a 
number of prominent players, the cast 
.being led by Walter Hampden and 
Blanche Yurka. 

Of the recently arrived new attrac- 
tions, three stand out as successes. 
Billie Burke in "Caeser's Wife" at the 
Liberty is regarded a sure hit. It 
played to $19,000 Thanksgiving week, a 
record for the house and style of at- 
traction and is holding up to big fig- 
ures. Elsie Janis with "Her Gang' 
registered another smash at the Cohan. 
The show played to capacity last week 
and got around $15,000. "My Lady 
Friends" with Clifton Crawford is the 
third to shape up as a success. It is at 
the Comedy which hasn't housed a hit 
in a long time. The Frazee show is 
likely to be the turning point. 

Monday and Tuesday nights of this 
week will go down in speculator his- 
tory as "the nights of the big dump." 
On both nights the agencies had to 
dump to Leblang and take what they 
could for seats so as to get out from 
under the crash. The usual pre-Christ- 
mas slump and the inclement weather 
in conjunction are blamed for the con- 

Despite the fact that a number of 
buys, have run out the total still run- 
ning forms a record number. All told 
there are 26 outright buys running at 
this time. Of these the two new ones 
of the week are the buy for "Monsieur 
Beaucaire," which opened at the New 
Amsterdam last night for which the 
agencies have taken the first 14 rows 
for eight weeks, amounting to about 
485 seats a night. In the event that 
the shows get over with a smash this 
buy will undoubtedly take in the entire 
lower floor and front of balcony. 


Providence, R. I., Dec. 10. 

"Let Tommy Do It," a farce comedy 
in three acts, starring Marion Coakley, 
opened for a week at the Providence 
Opera House Monday with two-for- 
one prices. There was a good house 
for the premiere of this new Walter 
Hast production. : ' »'! 

The show is still in its early stages 
and a bit frail physically, so to speak, 
although it may be said to be a jolly 
little farce. It must be fixed up. 

There is a well worn theme of mis- 
taken identity and financial cross pur- 
poses worked over. To the present 
day theatregoer saturated with the., 
risque* of bedroom farce or the touch 
and go of the melodramatic kind, "Let 
Tommy Do It" may at first seem rather 
pale and ingenuous. But as it goes on 
it grows. Its qualities prove rather re- 
freshing, change from the punch and 
bite that seem to be the necessary re- 
quisites of most plays nowadays. 

Miss Coakley as Dorothy Manners is 
pretty. She however hasn't much to 
say or much to do but her comely ap- 
pearance seems to add glow to the 
situation. Oliver Smith is the whole 
show. He is funny and ho doubt with 
the right kind of stuff" in the produc- 
tion 'would put it over big. 

The cast |is as follow^: Tommy 
Spring, Oliver Smith; Dawson Ripley, 
Richard Taber; Anne, Ruby Hallier; 
Steinberg, Jeff cry Coats; Bobby Brett, 
Herbert Y J s M - D orothy Manners, Mari- 
on Coakley; Mrs. Manners, Amelia 
Gardner; James k. Manners, Carl Eck- 
strom; Doctor Higgins, Wyrley Birch; 
Miss Higgins, Marian Manley; Major 
Parker, Marshall Vincent; The Strang- 
er, Bertram Marburgh; Doyle, Reginald 


Kendal; Weston opens in Newport, 
R. I.,- Dec. 1.. 

Warren O'Hara contemplates stock 
at the Bijou, Fall River, Mass., fallow- 
ing New Year's. 
~- The JLartfe Players at . the Palace, 
White «ains, N. Y. for an indefinite 
season. '.- ■' 

Otis Oliver will place a company in 
the Crawford, El Paso, Tex., after the 
holidays. Vaqa Heilman has been en- 
gaged for leads. •..'•* 

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The Lady in Red, a musical comedy 
i leased from John Slocum, closed its 
season at the Empire, Paterson, N. J, 
Dec. 3., Heavy operating expense was 
given as the reason for abandoning 
the tour of the show. 


Alcazar.— "Nothing But Lies" (stock) ; 
with Belle Bennett and Walter Rich- ' 
ardson. •• .-. 

Casino.— Will King Co. (29th week) 
and A.-H. and W. V. A. VaudevUle. 

Curran.— William Courtenay in "Civ- 
ilian Clothes" (2d week). 

Columbia.— Julian Eltinge Co. 

Majestic. — Majestic Stock Co. —' 

Maidland Playhouse.— One-act plays. 

Princess.— Bert Levey Vaudeville. 

Savoy.— Crossman Yiddish Players. 

WigwanL-A.-H. and W. V. A. Vaude- 


Worcester, Dec 10. 
The Comstock and Gest production 
"Zip, Goes a Million," with Harry Fox 
starred, opened here last night. The 
piece is a musicalization of "Brewster's 
Millions." It goes from here to Spring- 
field and Providence, . 


' The Fisk University Jubilee Singers 
are giving concerts here in aid of their 
$2,000,000 endowment fund. Negro 
spiritualists and readings from Paul 
Laurence Dunbar, celebrated melodist, 
will be features. 


Wiunifred Emery, the wife of Cyril 
Maude, arrived in New York last week 
from London, v .'•■' 

Miss Emery's visit is to see .'her 
granddaughter, the -child of Marjorie 
Maude. " 


Prima Donna Soprano of Chicago Opera Co. 

Chicago, Nov. 30, 1919. 
Dear Friends: ' 

As I find it impossible personally td answer all of the hundreds of telegrams, letters and 
floral gifts that I received upon my Chicago (and New York) debut in "Fedora," and see no 

Srospect of replying to each now while I am preparing and singing new roles with the Chicago 
pera Company, I take this way of letting every individual who sent me good wishes know 
how deeply I appreciate their loyalty and love and that I hope always to deserve their kind 
thoughts and esteem. ' ....... 

Half my success in Grand Opera is due to the friendliness and approval of my comrades 
of the stage, and I am now and always will be the same loving, loyal friend of those With 
whom I played in musical comedy and vaudeville. > . V . 

Dorothy Jardon. 



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"Adam and Eve," Longacre (13th week). 
This Bucess reflects the rebound of 
business from the record takings of 
Thanksgiving week- Most shows fell 
off around 26 per cent, and some more 
than that. Got around $11,000. slightly 
I under normal pace. 

"Aphrodite," Century (2d week). Clever- 
est press work of season worked up In- 
terest In unprecedented fashion, with 
much promised prior to premiere and 
two newspapers crying "indecent" after 
the opening. This combination created 
record breaking buslnes for a show of 
the kind. Got $63,000. 

«A Voice In the Dark," Republic (16th 
week). Will go out at the end of next 
week with "The Sign on the Door" 
(first "The Room at the Rlti") the suc- 
ceeding attraction. "Breakfast in 
Bed." first planned, will remain out for 
a while. 


"Apple niouonw Globe (10th week). 
Swinging along at a great jpace with 

' gross little affected by the general de- 
cline preceding the holidays. 

Baddies," Selwyn (7th week). Now 
running at' $2.60 top but continuing its 

( extra heavy draw. Went over $16,000 
with the new scale last week. . 

"Cesser's wife," Liberty (3d week). 
Broke the house record for this class 
of show for Thanksgiving week with 
$19,000 drawn. Is regarded as a hit 
and went to better than $16,000 last 

"Clarence." Hudson (12th week). Is to 
run extra matinees starting Dec, 29, 
which will give the show a capaolty of 
better than $19,000 weekly. 
"Orlsjsoa Alibi," Broadhurst (18th week). 
May continue into January, but sue- 
cessor due early after New Year's. 
"Civilian Clothes," Morosco (18th week). 
Has been running along at a $10,009 
weekly pace, with a little under that 
for last week. 
"Cnrioaity," Greenwich Village Theatre 
(1st week). A new play well .named for 
the house location. Due to open Fri- 
day (tonight). 
"Decla»»ee," Empire (loth week. In no ' 
way harmed by the slump, big advance 
sale guaranteeing virtual oapacity. 
"Blast is West/* Astor (67th week). An- 
other show unaffected by the pro-holi- 
day lull. Reached $16,000 last week. 
" "Elsie janu,» Geo. M. Cohan (2d week). 
Jumped to favor at the start and looks 
like a surprise hit. Capaolty through- 
out first week, though following a holi- 
day rush. Got $15,000, and should stick 
for a long run. i*C^ 

French. Players. Parialen (4th week). Is 
doing good business, easily bettering 
the takings formerly drawn at the 
Garrlok (Vieux Coiombler) Change of . 
bill next week, with "La Cruche" and 
an operette, "Le Muslque Adoucit les 
"Girl in the Liaeoaslne," Elttnge (10th 
week). Just over $8,000 last week, 
slightly under Its regular pact). Is 
profitable at the stated figure. 
"<;»id Diggers," Lyceum (llth week). 
One of the' real leaders and no let up 
in capacity businesa 
"Grenewlch Yllare Folllea," Bayes (22d 
week). Slowed down to $11,800 last 
week, the lowest gross since the show 
moved up from the Village. Started 
the current week a bit better. "Is a big 
winner to date. 
"Happy I>aya." Hippodrome (lGth week), 
-mopped off, too, somewhat, natural at 
this house before the holidays, which 
are figure* to more than make up any 
current slump. 
"His Honor, Abe Potash," B^Jou (9th 
week). Got $9,800 last week, which is 
the established gait of the show. Ca- 
pacity as a rule, exoept the mid-week 
"Irene," Vanderbilt (4th week). Nothing 
can stop this sparkling musical com- 
edy. Went a bit better than $16,000 
last week; great 'for a small house. 
Should hold the pace indefinitely. 
"Little Whopper," Casino (9th week). 
Just managed to go over the stop 
limit last week, the gross being $10,- 
100. Possible that a new attraction 
will arrive after the holidays, with the 
house pressure still the big problem. 
"LightnlnV Gaiety (66th week). A lit- 
tle under Its regular grosB last week. 
A great money maker. Four matinees 
' announced for Christmas week and 
\ three for New Tear's week. 
"Linger Longer Letty," Fulton (4th 
week), went slightly over $10,000 
last week, which is fairly good. May 
go under that mark this week. 
"Little Bine Devil," Central (6th week). 
This shows great Thanksgiving week, 
when nearly $16,000 was drawn, re- 
versed more Beverly than some others. 
Got $11,200 last week. 
"Majrle Melody," Shubert (6th week). 
Suffered no greater percentage drop 
than the average show of moderate 
success. Got $13,000 last week. 
"Hiss Millions," Punch and Judy (1st 
week). A big show of its kind forced 
to taker a small house. Opened Tues- 
' day night. 

"Midnight Frolic," Amsterdam Roof (llth 

week). Still pulling a smart crowd of 

after theatre diners. Nine o'clock 

show being readied. 

"Monsieur Bean en Ire," New Amsterdam 

(1st week). Gilbert Miller's produc- 
tion with a number of the London cast; 
. opened Thursday night under manage- / 
ment of A. I* JDrlanger. V 

"Moonlight and Honeysuckle." Miller 
■ (llth week). Due to stop at the end of 
- next week with Henry Mller and 
Blanche Bates'- a holiday offering. 

"My Lady Friends," Comedy (2d week). 
Opened on Wednesday night of \ last 
week, creating a very favorable' lm- 
pression. Strongest attraction this 
house has had in several seasons and 
may put Comedy into winning ranks;' 

"Nightie Night," Princess (14th week), 

' Has been holding on to excellent busi- 
ness. Some seat r» In cut rites early in 
the week. Big party affairs pushed 
gross to $6,800 last week. Good for 
' this tiny house. 

"Nothing But Love," 44th St. Theatre 
(9th week). Around $9,000 last week. 
Due to go out after next week with 
"The Carnival," a holiday card. 

"One Night in Rome," Criterion (2d 
week). Discussion among reviewers as. 
to the success of the Lauretta Taylor ~ 
vehicle. Last week with Tuesday 
opening show did $11,100. . • 

"Opera ConUqne," Park (9th week). After 
going nearly to $14,000 Thanksgiving 
week, the holding over of "Robin 
.Hood" accounted -for the drop to a lit- 
tle over $8,000 last week. With "The 
Gondoliers'' this week takings are bet- 
ter and $10,000 may be reached. 

"Phantom Legion," Playhouse (1st week). 
Booked In when negotiations for 
"Abraham Lincoln" were off. Opened 
Wednesday night Is guaranteeing $8,- 
600 per week. 

"Passing Show of 1919," Winter Garden 
(8th week). Not due to reepver until 
the holidays Gross still under ex- 

"Holy Boly Byes," Knickerbocker (12th 
week). Has one more week to go, ac- 
cording to booking plans, which will 
send "Angel Face" Dec. 22. 

"Rise of SUas • Laphjunv" Garrlok (3d 
week). Not drawing as much outside 
support as other Theatre Guild, pro- 
ductions. James K. Hackett as star is 
helping, however. , 

"Rose of China," Lyric (3d week). Show 
is being changed about. Scoring points 
on road fell flat here. Show figured to 
have a good chance. But only $10,800 
last week. 

"Royal Vagabond," Cohan & Harris (41st 
week), went Into cut rates for first 
time last week, with the servloe 
agency selling everything sent It. This 
brought groBs back to big figures, with 
$16,000 drawn last week. "The Ac. 
qulttal" due in Jan 6. 

"Scandal," 89th St. Theatre (18th week). 
Probably the first time since opening . 
show did not reach capacity last week. 
Should come back fully with holidays- 

"Son-Daughter." Bolasco (4th week). One 
of the most powerful dramas of Its . 
kind in, several years. Drawing ca- 
paolty at virtually every performance. , 

The HtornV 48th St Theatre (llth 
week). A sure profit maker. Naturally 
off from a big Thanksgiving week, but 
went to $9,100 last week. 

"The Jest," Plymouth (22d week), Hard- 
ly any effect of slump last week and 
this. Went over $18,600 last week and 
will repeat this week. 

"The Unknown Woman," Maxlne Elliott 
(6th week) Holding up well. Its star, 
Marjorle Rambeau. atll >'. credited. 
Whether It can continue is a question. 

-Three's a Crowd," Cort (2d week). The 
quickest flop of the season thus far. 
Opened Wednesday last week. Stops 
this Saturday. ' ''Abraham Lincoln" 
succeeds next Monday. « . , 

"Too Many Husbands," Booth (9th week). 
Run has cracked but will be held in 
until New Tear's week. Successor in 
doubt. Posslblv Wlnthrop Ames' "The 
Purple Mask," although a larger house 

, was sought. "..-.» 

<>lVeddtBg Bells," Harris (6th week). Is 
a farce success and Is playing to very 
good business. 


i i Chicago, Dec, 10. 

Old King Coal kicked the stuffings out 
of a show prosperity that has probably 
never been equaled In Chicago. With 
Saturday shows closed by the order of 
the regional fuel committee, large slices 
were chipped off what would otherwise 
have been record gross receipts. 

"Up In Mabel's Room," Woods.— Started 
on its fifteenth week with Indications 
for a near sell-out, and got over $16,000 
In spite of all handicaps. "A Voice in the 
Dark" is slated for January 18, Manager 
J. J. Rosenthal stated the loss of the 
Monday and Tuesday night shows and 
the Wednesday matinee will cost the 
show at least $6,000. 

"Jacques Duval." Blackstone. — Closed 
to less than $6,000, and although gener- 
ally regarded as an artistic production 
from every point of view does not prom- 
ise any great returns as far as money 
is concerned, on the road or in New 
Tork. "Roxy," with Lola Fisher and 
Emmott Corrlgan, scheduled to open 
Wednesday night 

"Take It from Me," Studebaker.— This 
(Continued on page 19.) 


Catherine Smith Mona Klngsley 

Eva Johns ................ .June Walker 

Hilda Rae Bowdln 

Lucille Early Theresa M Conover 

Edward Early ; . . .Frank Morgan 

James Smith Clifton Crawford 

Tom Tratnor .Robert Flske 

Norah ,, :. Edith King 

Gwendolyn .Jane Warrington 

Julia ....................... Jessie Nagle 

Clifton Crawford Is the big card of 
"My Lady Friends," opening Deo. 8 at 
the Comedy. It is as nicely written a 
. farce comedy as one could possibly ask 
» for; the cast fits perfectly Into It and 
though Mr. Crawford leads, there are 
two or three others running quite close 
to him, particularly June walker, a 
young girl who la "made" through this 
piece, for girlish roles. 

Bmil Nyitray and Frank Mandel are 
the authors. The play is in three acts 
with the laughs accumulating, though 
they may be said to culminate in the sec- 
ond act But as each act In Itself is a 
laugh, the piece was a hit before the 
second act arrived. At the finish the 
certainty of a long run in New York waa 
assured, and not only that but "My Lady 
Friends" will be termed by a large ma- 
jority who see it the best laughing com- 
edy of recent years. 

The dialog teems with brightness, of- 
ten brilliancy, and the laughs begotten 
by the talk alone are -many. Mr., Craw-" 
ford's playing adds many more and the 
sum total must be a large one, large 
enough for somebody to clock, for actual 

The story is old enough, but has been 
written more modern perhaps than its 
original author ever dreamed of. And in 
the writing many truths of home life are 
told, especially for women folk, making 
it almost imperative that married women 
' should see this play. Other women and 
girls will enjoy it for the suggeBtiveness 
the tale carries. 

- Mr. Crawford as James Smith, a Bible 
publisher, has a wife who adores him but 
can not overcome an economical nature 
that sends her to the kitchen, in order 
that nothing shall be wasted. Mean- 
time her husband is going around 
"spreading sunshine" for oppressed 
young women. He builds up a list of 
three in as many cities, each city holding 
a branch office of his firm, affording ex- 
cuses for frequent visits. His wife's 
niece, Eva Johns (Miss Walker) la visit- 
ing the Smiths. Her previous existence 
at Utica, N. Y., meant only a drear past 
after she had listened to her uncle's idea 
of a young woman enjoying herself, by 
spending plenty of (his) money. Re- 
ceiving as a starter $200 from her unole, 
Eva Invested it in a bathing suit Bring- 
ing it home, Bhe displayed the suit before 
ber unk. at the same time informing him 
she had never seen an ocean. That set- 
tled that On the next train unk. and 
Eva were bound for Atlantlo City where 
unk.. kept a cottage open the year 
round. i i 

The cottage was the second act and 
scene. To it also came his sweetleB from 
the other cities, each unknown to the 
other, and after them all, came his wife. 
His wife had a friend, whose husband 
was the Bible publisher's attorney. This 
friend, Lucille Early (ThereBa Maxwell 
Conover). Is the common variety of any 
wife's friend— the one who knows so 
much she can't help breeding trouble if 
nothing else. When Mrs. Early finished 
voicing her suspicions Mrs. Smith en- 
gaged a detective, although at the same 
time Edward Early (Frank Morgan) was 
trying to extricate his friend and client, 
the publisher, from the jam be had gotten 
into with women. 

Everything was squared at the finish, 
with the publisher's money, and his wife 
learned a few facte. One was that her 
husband was most attentive but Innocent 
Another was told her by one of the fly 
flames her husband had fallen for. This 
one said to the wlfet "Remember you 
can keep yourself warm In flannels but 
you need allk to keep your husband 
warm." Acting on the advice Mrs. Smith 
(Mona Klngsley) bloomed out for the 
grand finale as a very pretty woman,' 
having hidden her comliness therebefore 
through severely plain clothes. 

The piece is a straight faroe comedy, 
though songs and dances are associated 
ever with Clifton Crawford. The only 
single song was "Spreading Sunshine" in 
the second act, sung by Mr. Crawford and 
Mlsa Walker. Miss Walker gave her de- 
livery a certain lngenlousness that Just 
swept the house into her lap. It was bo 
apparent this young girl had stolen the 
show in the aurprlse way that Mr. Craw- 
ford and she took one curtain by them- 
selves after the conclusion of the act. 

The Misses Conover and Klngsley .were 
exceptional in their roles. Miss Conover 
In the final act wore a gown that made 
the women rave over Its beauty. Rae 
Bowdin as a servant had a part that 
gave her laughs whenever she appeared 
and Mr. Morgan played well a role that 
held but little for him. The three girls 
from the three cities did nicely enough 
but only v one looked vampy. 

An evening's real entertainment is "My 
Lady Friends." It's more than that — 
It's educational, and It's naughty, and 
It's funny. Harry H. Frazee is the pro- 
ducer, and he also Is oredited with hav- 
ing staged it, along with Willie Collier. 



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Horace Honeydew. 
Timothy Bond.... 
Jack Honeydew. . , 

Bphralm Tutt 

John J Hawkins. . 
Mr. Sharpe. .'.-.. .. 
Willie Lightfoot. . 

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Waiter ... 
Peroy .... 
Reggie . . . 
Ezra Tucker 

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Silas Dingley. 

.Rap ley Holmes 
....Clayton White 

. . .Vinton Freedley 
. . .William Burress 
...John Hendricks 
...Harry Hermsen 
... ...Lowle 81 ode n 

.Frank Farrlngton 

.Walter Coupe 

..Frank Slater 

..Alfred Slegler 

..George Stuart 

— B. J. Tlemann 

Tobias WTlklnB. Harry Smith 

Hiram Jones. William Duane 

Mrs. Honeydew. . ... . .Louise Mackintosh 

Ethel Bradley Smith...... Vera Rosander 

Julia Joyce. ............ .jesslo Standlsh 

Peggy Cissle Bewell 

Mamie '. Carrie Reynolds 

Rosle .Gertude Early 

Sophie .Sophie Brenner 

Eleanor .Eleanor Masters 

Kathryn , .Kathryn Yates 

Edna ,....«..'.,., Edna Fenton 

Maria ................. i . .Marie Se well 

Tab It ha Tutt .Mrs. William Pruotto 

Aunt Miranda i . .Genevieve Tucker 

-.Cynthia ../.... .....Bonnie Murray 

Matilda .Amy Scott 

Martha Gladys White 

And the 
Misses Georgle Kay. Thelma Keogh, Belle 
Waters, Bobble Galvln, Nan Ashe. Doro- 
thy Barkman, Joan Broadhurst, Elsie 
Ashforth, Marie Clifford, Frances Halll- 
day, Marie Moore, lone Richie; and the 
Messra W Douglas, Otto Graff. Eddie 
Edwards, Stewart Duane; - £ 

and the 
California Four — Messrs. Wlliam Qulmby, 
I* R. Montsanto, Harold Goulden and 
Grady Miller. 
As an author R. H. Burnslde wrote two 
of the prettiest redheaded chorus girls 
seen this season As a composer Ray- 
mond Hubbell wrote three of the pret- 
tiest melodies heard this season. That 
about lets out "Miss Millions" for values. 
If what transpired at the Punoh and 
Judy Theatre at this premiere Tuesday 
night was that elusive and transcondant 
theatrical apotheosis — a "New York suc- 
cess" — then its composite elements stand 
forth at last analyzed and naked to the 
eye: two pretty redheaded chorus girls 
and three pretty melodies. 

There are more than two chorus girls. 
There are morse than two pretty ones, and 
the average of pulchritude in this flock Is 
higher than the standard. They are 
decorous, chill and diffident, running never 
to tights or even knee length frocks. The 
chorus Is handled after the Frohman 
manner rather than a la Winter Garden 
■ or luxuriant burlesque, and le quietly 
effective, though never stridently import- 

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There are three rather piquant bijou 
settings, the last one a country ex* 
terlor flagrantly xnisllghted; the foot- 
lights threw shadows on- the back 
(sky) cloth from profile hills and other 
set pieces, and the sky twitched very 
nervously and was- wrinkled. 

But the fatal malady Is the book. 
Nothing more pussllanlmously Inconse- 
quential was ever transtootllghted. The 
plot Isn't without some potential heart 
Interest and farce material, but the mani- 
pulation through dialog had all the 
finesse of a thirteen-year-old school girl's, 
first play. The repartee was of the 
"Biggs" and "Jlggs' r style of the little 
Jokes used for newspaper filler In country 
editions, and the feeble gags were yanked 
. In willy nlUy into plot scenes so that 
when the life and death pt the story was v 
hanging on a precarious hair somebody ' 
stopped, turned and said he had lost his 
tooth powder that morning but found 
some In a vase, whereupon someone else 
said that was all that was left of poor 
Aunt Mary; then the plot staggered on. 
There were many such big moments, 

Valll Valll, playing, an orthodox In-, 

?onue lead role, for which she was ■ en- 
Irely miscast, shared the romantic In- 
terest with Vinton Freedley. juvenile, 
who waB entirely misdirected. The boy 
was always In a hurry and wore the f ur- 
/rowqd brow or a man about to fall for a 
million Instead of being a light-hearted 
youth itching to marry a sweet girl. No 
love interest was created. At the end of 
the second act, where Miss Valll might ...... 

have had a fairly Bizzling melodrama ' 
climax, for which she would have been ' 
excellently endowed by her special Indi- 
vidual talents, the thing suddenly burst 
Into song and everybody sang colloquial 
bum opera at everybody else, killing all' 
continuity, puncturing the one situation 
of true play value in the piece, and bring- 
ing In the decisive curtain on a fiat. tire. 
There was one— -lust one — bright spot 
In. the whole effort, a song called 
"Dreams," with two peachy comedy, 
scenes acted out between vorses There 
stood an almost perfect vaudeville act, 
It was so charming, clever and of Itself, 
utterly disassociated from the play, yet 
Immediately fetching. Repeat choruses 
were taken on almost every other song 
except this one, the' one which would 
draw an encore anywhere; there was no , 
more because such scenes are difficult to 
contrive. And a moment later "Miss Mil- g 
lions" was on again and off again on Its., 
Incoherent career. ;| 

There was much stumbling In lines, es- 
pecially from Clayton White, who, how-'-'hS 
ever, had an undeniably pleasant manner^' 
In a vapid old man part. Rapley Holmes : 
did stout service In a lean part, prob- 
ably indexed as the principal comedy 
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Kitty Gordon and Co. (3). 

Singing and Dancing. ■ 

22 Mint.; Fall Stage. (Special Soft). 


The best thing about Kitty Gordon's 
new act is the supply of gowns she 
wears. She is as beautiful as ever and 
knows how to wear clothes, but her 
voice seemed Monday -night to either 
have gone back on her or to have 
grown "tired." She makes all her en- 
trances as before through the centre 
of her cyclorama drop, and in a brief 
announcement explains she has been 
away for a couple of years making 
pictures. Her pianist, Clarence Senna, 
asks: "Where's your jazz band? 
which is the cue for a song "Nowadays 
it's all the Craze to Have a Jazz Band," 
in which she enumerates a number of 
celebrities she would like to have as 
members of the jazz troupe. She de- 
parts for a change and a saxophone 
player makes his appearance to aid 
the pianist in accompanying Lester 
Sheenan and Vera Beresford for a pan- 
tomime dance number. Miss Gordon 
offers another song, with another 
splendiferous gown, the pianist harmo- 
nizing with counter melody. Piano 
solo; saxophonist and dancers- back, 
saxophonist switches to flute for jazz. 
Miss Gordon then offers "Buddha, ac- 
companied by a song plugger in a stage 
box. While she does little to re- 
establish herself with her own turn, 
Miss Gordon reveals herself as an ac- 
tress of no small talent with the Jack 
Wilson act that follows, and which is' 
reviewed separately. JoVo. 




Davit and Rich. 
Songs and Piano. 
20 Mint.; One. 
American Roof. 

Ethel Davis and Frederick Rich have 
been teamed for some months. Mr. 
Rich is a very good pianist as shown 
in a specialty medley and a clever ac- 
companist. But Miss Davis is the ma- 
jor feature. She displays . a marked 
personality and individuality in putting 
over songs, and it is surprising that 
she isn't in a' production. The team 
handles popular numbers in part, but in 
their own way. as with all the others. 
Opening with Sometime When You're 
Down in Dixieland," a pretty number, 
Miss Davis tickled with a novelty, "I've 
a Terrible Cold," which called for prop 
sneezing of a realistic > sort. After a 
costume change she gave "Play That 
Beautiful Melody" through which 
runs an operatic strain. A comedy 
number was next, "Strike, Strike, 
Strike," the lyric telling of the var- 
ious strikes we've had, including the 
actors little affair. Between verses she 
added that the present moment was a 
beautiful time for married women to 
strike— with a coal shortage on and 
the nights getting cold. The act was 
down next to closing. An earned en- 
core was given, it being a blues num- 
ber, with Miss Davis offering a tinge 
of shimmy. A duo of this kind that 
can take the spot in pop and deliver 
can certainly make good on the big 
time. tbee. 

Bertram May and Co. (2). 
Comedy Sketch. 
14 Mint.; Full Stage. 
H. O. H. 

Broad farce put over due mainly to 
the excellence of two of the cast. The 
act tells of a small time vaudeville 
couple who are in desperate need of 
money or work. They hear of an au- 
thoress who craves real atmosphere. 
The writer is willing to pay $500 to 
see a primitive male beat up his wife. 
The girl dresses the part and blacks up 
one eye, etc. The authoress is se- 
creted behind a screen and the wife 
beater enters to put on a prop slaugh- 
ter. The sob sister leaves convinced 
after paying the victim, but returns 
unexpectedly to find them embracing. 
She remonstrates and the husband 
feigns another murder finally scaring 
the pencil pusher into a faint. It's 
good for "wows" on the small time. 


Jack Wilton and Co. (S). 
"The Surprite." (Travetty). 
27 Mint.; One; Two. 

Wilson enters in "one" in blackface, 
carrying a picture camera, following 
George Burke, a straight man. The 
gist of their crossfire is that Burke is 
a picture director in hard luck who 
has been stringing along, the "coon" 
with promise of wealth but up to that 
time having contributed little or noth- 
ing to his support. It is fashioned 
along the lines of Mdqtyre and Heath's 
"Georgia Minstrels," with such cross 
talk as "What makes a balloon go up," 
used for a long time by Moss and Frye, 
and some other familiar gags dressed 
differently. From then on there is a 
wealth of originality, an unknown 
woman entering and walking across, 
talking for. a brief spell as a "vamp" 
picture actress and scoring an unmis- 
takable hit. Mr. Wilson then does a 
very brief monolog, making facetious 
references to previous turns, with a 

farody on "Nobody Knows How Dry 
Am." The drop in "one" is raised 
for a scene in a picture studio in "two," 
with the straight man on for more 
cross talk. They are shy of people to 
appear in the proposed film and, point- 
ed reference being made to Miss Gor- 
don, she enters to chastise Wilson for 
it. This eventuates into splendid bur- 
lesque melodrama playing, in which 
Miss Beresford is also recruited. In 
this bit- Miss Gordon does-some won- 
derfully effective straight feeding for 
Wilson, playing with a legitimacy and 
proper sense of travesty that ranks her 
as an actress of hitherto unsuspected 
talents. This is especially manifest 
when, after the director makes "a play" 
for Miss Beresford, Miss Gordon with 
a forensic burst of fire upbraids him 
and "his kind," concluding by shooting 
him dead.- The end with Wilson off 
stager rushing on and complimenting 
Miss Gordon on her acting. The turn 
was a riotous hit. Jolo. 

De Vo© and Statrer, 
Acrobatic. „ v 

9 Mint.; One and Full Stage. 
American Roof, 

Two men. They open with banjos, 
but after playing a number, one sug- 
gests dancing. Instead, after a few 
steps, they go into a hand-balancing 
routine. Another surprise twist comes 
when one gives a saxophone solo. Fol- 
lows more acrobatics the men- showing" 
some difficult feats. The finish goes to 
full stage where a stationary perch is 
mounted, there being just two stunts 
pulled. The top mounter first makes a 
foot to hand catch of his partner's 
leap and they finish with a foot to foot 
leap and catch. The turn is a novelty. 
The talk running through the routine 
is valueless. Thefe might be improve- 
ment by the substitution of pantomime 
instead. Polish could convert the turn 
into big-time material. Ibee. 

Faber Bros. (2). 

Hand Balancing. 

7 Mint.; Two. «, 

Fifth Avenue. 

A well arranged routine of handbal- 
ancing feats. They realize the value 
of showmanship and work all of their 
stunts to the utmost. Despite this the 
execution is fast and clean. The ma- 
jority of the tricks are of a spectacular 
nature. A capital turn for the opening 

Gene .Fowler. 
Hand Balancing. 

6 Mint.; Full. 
23rd Street 

Gene Fowler is presenting a rather 
ragged routine of hand balancing feats. 
He needs seme one to put a little snap 
and showmanship into this offering. 
Some of the feats that he does un- 
doubtedly are difficult but they fail to 
impress the audience because of lack 
of showmanship. iPred. 

Willi* Zimmerman. .'.'.'-r\ f: 
"At the Peace Table" (Impersonations). 
13 Mint.; Foil Stage (Special Set). 
Fifth Ave. - 

A new scheme of presenting imper- 
sonations is Willie Zimmerman's 
"Peace Table." Through this he is en- 
abled to reproduce world renowned 
celebrities* of the diplomatic circles, 
whose fame is better known, perhaps, 
than their faces. Opening in "one," 
Mr. Zimmerman, who has been imper- 
sonating for years, addressed theaudi- 
ence in his proper person, stating he 
would bring to them the personages 
of the peace table conferences, at the 
final signing of the treaty. With the 
drop up a long oblong table is dis- 
closed, at the upstage side of which 
are several' high-backed chairs. In the 
rear of the table is the stage, dressing 
room for the impersonator with two 
attendants. Effecting quick changes 
before the audience, Mr, Zimmerman 
impersonated. Clemenceau, Dr. Von 
Miller '(German premiere— to hisses), 
President Wilson, Lloyd George (more 
hisses, but, scattered and partially 
drowned by applause), an old Vet of 
the Civil War, and to close. General 
Pershing. A speech went with each, 
Clemenceau exulted, the German signed 
the treaty with a sneer, Wilson just 
spoke, Lloyd George was elated, and 
the Old Vet spoke of '61, while Persh- 
ing told the boys what they should do 
as they were about to go to battle for 
the first time. Mr. Zimmerman's idea 
drops in right now rather well. It 
looks fit, and could be extended. Play- 
ing under difficulty at the show- re- 
viewed, it remained a question whether 
Mr. Zimmerman gave his full perform- 
ance: . If not for any other reason, he 
had cause. A few moments before he 
appeared a message arrived and was 
read by him, stating his wife has just 
. died. Stmt. 

Marie La Marr and Jans Band 
Singing, Dancing and Music. 
Special Cyclorama Hangings. 
16 Mint.; Full Stage. 
125th St. (Dec. 5). 

Marie La Marr is a graduate of the 
same school that turned out Frisco 
and Bee Palmer. Miss La Marr has 
' surrounded herself with one of the 
best of the jazz bands. The boys are 
there with a capital T. She is a shim- 
mier par excellence and also possesses 
a fair singing voice, which is wonder- 
fully assisted by the. "crying" accom- 
paniment of the Jazzists. Miss La 
Marr wears a black beaded knee length 
dress throughout and makes a classy' 
appearance. Two of the jazzers con- 
tribute specialties, the drummer, a jazz 
dance and the banjo player a vocal solo 
exhibiting a nice baritone voice; If the 
market isn't glutted this act shouldn't 
have any trouble adhering to the shiv- 
ery trail. Con- 

Nometis and Ration. 
Piano and Singing. 
" 12 Mint.; One. 
H. O. H. 

Two-man combination, pianist and/ 
singer. The latter has a splendid bari- 
tone and the pianist is a fair musician; 
The pianist has a solo tapering from 
the Rachmanoff prelude into the in- 
evitable jazz and the singing repertoire 
is similarly arranged. Classy turn and 
with a littte revisement in the song 
repertoire will do in any assignment. 


Johnny Ford and Malody Maid* (5). 
Songs, Mask and Dancing. : " : £| :. - „ 
24 Mint.; One and Foil Stag*. 
5th Avenue. 

As a "come back" to vaudeville, 
Johnny Ford is a top- notcher, with his 
present turn, consisting of himself and 
five young women. Each of the girls 
is a pianist and all five, play pianos 
during sections of the turn. This bit, 
together with Ford's dancing, really 
makes two - acts in one, -for. Ford's 
dancing is an act by itself. Toward the 
ending Mr. Ford stated he would do 
a dance including the steps he had 
originated, informing the audience that 
while many of the steps would or could 
be .recognized by them, nevertheless 
he was the originator. Tbis dance as 
Mr. Ford did it was very well received. 
The turn opened with Mr. Ford in 
"one," . introducing the young women 
as from different cities. A quick trans- 
formation was attempted here, when 
going into full stage, through the girls 

.stripping off to another change. That 
will work into a diversion when done 
more smoothly. It requires practice, 
naturally. A song of Ford's addressing 
questions to the girls as they are seat- 
ed at, the pianos, has always the same 
reply, "Ask Dad { he knows." There is 
a duet on the pianos by the principal 
players, .also "The Little Wives" num- 
ber (vocal) from the "Mikado,". with 
the girls all in costume, the turn con-: 
eluding with Ford's dancing. It's an 

. act ' full of action, with the young 
women -drawing extra attention 
through their musical accomplishment, 
and the turn runs swiftly, with an ex- 
cellent all around arrangement. Mr. 
Ford appears to have a turn that there 
will be a demand for. It can satisfy. 
This act is Mr. Ford's first try in a 
production way, it is said, and if so, 
it's a good try. Whoever put the turn 
together knew his business. Sime. 

Durand and Vallaza. 
Singing and Dancing. 
12 Mint.; Full Stage. 

H. O. H. 

In Italian peasant costumes this team 
sing in double and single voices, both 
being fairly equipped.- At the finish in 
Hawaiian attire, the man plays a uke 
while the girl docs a father raw wiggle, 
supposedly the native dance. The re- 
semblance ends with the costuming. 
They are small timers. 


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Arnold and Boyle. 

"Samples" (Crossfire and Singing). 

18 Mint.; One. 

Colonial. • 

Rena Arnold and Jack Boyle. Miss 
Arnold does "nut" eccentric comedy 
to Boyle's feeding and warbling. He 
enters with a trunk on his back, run- 
ning into her. He is a travelling sales- 
man, opens his trunk and fits her out 
with "samples" of his line of women's 
wearing apparel. They put ■ over a 
routine of crosstalk, during which Miss 
Arnold rejoins flippantly and with "nut" 
mannerisms. For the finish Boyle 
sings and she "responds," still kid- 
dingly. Hardly a "class A" crossfire 
man and 'woman turn net, but will 
likely work into that calibre. Jolo. 

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Bonita Heam. ; , • 


9 Mint.; One. 

23rd Street. 

The same Bonita formerly with Lew 
'Hearn. At present she is trying a 
single act but it does not seem to hit 
the mark. Four songs. A coon lullaby 
was the first to get anything like ap- 
plause. She is using a colored mammy 
and. a pick in it for atmosphere. The 
closing number is one of the jazzy type 
of blues. It was the best liked. The 
act is far from being ^'right" and the 
addition of "Heam" to the name Bonita 
seems superfluous. Songs,are what she 
needs at present. &re&. 

Howatt and Mullen. 

Comedy Talking, Singing, Juggling. 

12 Mint.; One. 

58th St. 

Evidently the evolution of a juggler. 
He works hard for comedy effects with 
dialogue and is assisted by a girl whp 
is peppery; has some appearance and 
is a fair vocalist. He pulls some rough 
house love making in a double number, 
and has an offensive expectoration 
"bit," which should be dropped. At 
the finish he goes back to his first 
love and does some club juggling while 
she sings a fast number. Good small 
timers. . Con. 

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- George X c -- 
"TmSi "Of TfcV A*»a»iinated Prwi" 

' (Monolog). 

15 Min..s Two (Special Drop). 

Alhambra. •. 

George Yoeman has been monolog- 
fog around for a number of. seasons. 
Most iSf the time he must have, had 
"the wrong: breaks for it was his lot to 
.have meted out' bookings in smaller 
time or small big time! Like several 
pother act*, however, .with the. same . 
experience, he has jumped to the: big 
•tuneandvwhile the turn isn't different 
in general idea, it has a heap of bright 
material and ^impressed as belonging 
with fast company. A -special drop in ■ 
."two^ showed the interior of what is 
, ; supposed, to, b« the office of a news 
..bureau. Yoeman is the editor and.there 
is a supposed stenographer, Lizzie, 
whose name is used in the billing. 
Lizzie doesn't show up and this gives 
: George the chance to speculate the'dif- 
•■• ' ferent places she might be, consequent- 
.'ly. giving him a tangent to shoot off 
from the cycle of his talk, which takes 
! in topics of moment and of varied sub- 
stance. His first laugh comes when 
he opens a drawer, extracts an oil can . 
'and shoots some booze into a glass. 
He said the stuff came from Rhode 
-Island, which was the smallest state 
once but is now the biggest Read- 
. ing from the ticker he went off on 
strikes, saying in part, "Men are strik- 
ing everywhere; they don't want to 
work. Even the. actors went on strike; 
but they refused to even play." Ford 
came into the observations. "They 
say that Germany is using horse meat, 
which should be good hews for Henry 
Ford. He made a rattling good can- 
didate -for the presidential nomination. 
He employs a million men to make 
autos and all the rest of the men in 
the country are kept busy fixing them." 
Yoeman suspects that Lizzie is out 
with her brother, "one of the'guys who 
" won the war— a second lieutenant. 
Why that fellow won't talk to me be- 
cause my office is 'marked 'private'." 
Talk on the automats drew much 
laughter. He described the patent 
eating joints as the places "where you 
drop a nickel in the slot and a piece 
of pie on the floor. H & H stands for 
'have a hunk'." There was chatter, 
too, on food cost and coal. About the 
latter he thought that last winter we 
did have "hard drinks, and soft coal 
but now we have soft drinks and no 
coal." The finish of his monolog re- 
ferred to the subway, the place where' 
you go in "with the scent of a rose 
and come out with the scent of. garlic. 
One guy stood so close to me that 
he buttoned his suspenders, on my 
trousers," Mr. Yoeman is amusing 
throughout. His material was written 
by James Madison. A big time act 
without question as proved by its suc- 
cess on fourth. It's a wonder it didn't 
arrive before now. _ Ibee. 


Jerome and Albright. 
Song* and Piano. ■ 
16 Mint.; One. 
American Roof. 

Two men wearing evening clothes 
and bearing all the ear-marks of raths- 
keller entertainers.' Opening with a 
double comedy number with the or- 
chestra, the chap with a nasal tenor 
follows with a rag number, while part- 
ner vamps the ivories. Pianist slips 
over another rag number -next, fol- 
lowed by a ballad soulfully warbled 
by the tenor. Several verses of the 
"Memphis Blues," delivered to the ac- 
companiment of piano and guitar, next, 
and a well constructed pop medley 
double treating of Prohibition for clos- 
ing. All of the doubles and singles are 
handled in up to date cabaret style, 
and the act as shown at the American 
furnishes very pleasing entertainment. 
The turn was one of the hits of the 
bill Monday night. They'll do nicely 
for the pop houses. Bell. 

J. Rosamond Johnson and Co. (S). 

Songs and Music 

15 Mint.) Foil Stag* (Parlor). 

5th Avenue. .... 

'£," Rosamond Johnson is back in 
vaudeville with a quintet, colored, of 
male musicians and singers, besides 
himself. The turn has a singing quar- 
tet, all of whom "can play either the 
piano or banjo, and the group with a 
violinist and drummer added becomes 
a jazz band at the finale. It's probably 
the only band around here that has ever 
played real jazz on the stage. At least 
if the Johnson groups not the gen- 
uine thing in jazzing, it's exactly the 
kind jazz was said to be before white 
musical combinations around -here 
played anything they wanted to which 
sounded raggy and ragged, calling that 
jazz. The Johnson band playing is. a 
discordant wall and it was quickly rec- 
ognized as. something different at the 
Fifth Avenue last half last week. Mr. 
Johnson is the centre Of attraction. He 
is at the piano mostly, when present, 
and during it, announced * one of the 
Cole and Johnson old favorites, "You 
ttka Me. Later was another and 
new, also very catchy number written 
likely by Mr. Johnson, called "The 
Spirit of the Banjo." Mr. Johnson 
should have accepted the encore want- 
ed for this number. "Congo" was. an- 
other of the former team)s old ones 
that went into a short medley. The 
violinist, a youth, did a solo, and one 
of the bunch played the piano when 
Mr. ^Johnson was absent from the 
stage,' the act swinging aIong_ in an 
easy likable manner until the jazzing 
finale. The support of Mr. Johnson 
has been well selected. Each one adds 
strength to the turn. For entertain- 
ment of this character, r?g and jazz 
with music and songs, Mr. Johnson has 
a regular act, given with a finish that 
makes it of concert appearance in looks 
while being vaudeville all the time.' It 
can step into any program. Sine. 

Royal Pekinese Troupe (6). 
Acrobatics and Magic. 
17 Mins.; Full Stage. 
American- Roof. 

This troupe of Chinese performers is' 
also known or was known as the Im- ! 
perial Pekinese Troupe. They offer a 
yaried-and very clever routine, dress 
well and use a costly drop (not shown 
on the roof). The meat of the turn 
really comes after the first section of 
magic, which is brief. The only at- 
tempt at tricks is the producing of a 
number of bowls filled with water and 
one very large affair brimming full. 
This is the old Ching Ling Foo stunt. 
Two men work the trick in this; act, 
however, each producing individual 
bowls and each working well. After 
manipulation of sticks and plate spin- 
ning on bending rods, a varied exhibi- 
tion of boomerang throwing is given. 
Three of the men show their prowess, 
with a half dozen . styles of boom- 
erangs used. One man throws with 
both right and left hand, delivering the 
boomerangs in either direction at the 
same, time, a. stunt not seen here 
before. The boomerangs are one of 
the act's best features. But after some 
good bending acrobatics by the juve- 
nile member of the troupe, a water 
sling stunt and manipulation of the 
Chinese spear, thece comes the pret- 
tiest exhibition of combined plate 
spinning. The star of the troupe 
worked four plates, starting them all 
himself and doing various stunts. The 
act is good for big time and can 
deliver in better than closing. Right 
now it is headlining on the small time, 
and is value on the bill. Ibee. 

A. C. Astor. 


14 Mini.i "Three." Spec'-' ""hrops. 

H. O.H; 

An English ventriloq, tho is mak- 
.ing his American debuw this coun- 
try. He is the best foreign contribu- 
tion since Arthur Prince* and has a 
real novelty in mechanics as regards 
: the dummies. A special drop is used 
.depicting the interior of a museum or 
side show, and the figures are a boy, 
old man and Scotchman. in kilts. The 
latter is propelled in a walk while sing- 
ing a Scotch ditty. The old man pulls 
a novelty, lighting a match on a box, 
smoking a cigarette, afterwards hand- 
ing it to the artist, etc. There is a 
telephone bit which is' well done, the 
voice control being perfect. The Eng- 
lishman works with very little lip 
movement and has an interesting offer- 
ing which should find a ready market 
. in this country. He was a big hit 
here and should go bigger in the bet- 
ter houses. Con. 


This is Jazz Week with a vengeance 
at the Palace. Even one of the Mangean 
Troupe, which opened the show, seven 
gymnasto', utilized It for a bit at the 
finish, with the boy posing on a three- 
high shaking his shoulders for the cur- 
tain picture. It is a question whether 
Herbert Wolfus, of Williams and Wolfus, 
next to closing, did not resort to it for a 
moment. The only performer whom, it 
is absolutely certain, did not shake her 
shoulders Tuesday evening waB Beatrice 
Herford. That "shimmy" stuff is being 
worked pretty hard these days and the 
harder they work it the. sooner will come 
the reaction. 

Nevertheless It is a most entertaining 
bill this week, with no "flops" of any 
kind. E vet- y act on Tuesday evening waa 
very favorably received and accorded a 
-due measure of appreciation at and 
with, the hands of the audience. 

The Klnogram News Weekly followed, 
the overture, which was brief, and rang 
in at eight o'clock sharp. The Mangean 
Troupe, a neat loklng troupe of gym- 
nasts, offered a routine of clever com- 
binations, winding up with a "tandem 
somersault" from a springboard, the pro- 
gram and verbal announcement being 
to the effect that it Is the only act in the 
world to accomplish the feat 

McMahon and Diamond, with Ethel 
Bosevere, with a special drop, offer a 
fine and fast routine of singing and ec- 
■ centric dancing, Maurice -Diamond's 
"Russian" stepping- scoring a tremen- 
dous hit for No. 2 spot. In. fact it "stop- 
' ped the show." George Choos' presenta- 
tion of "The Little Cottage" Is one of 
the classiest tabloids ever show in New : 
York. It has, first of all, a story that 
makeB for farcical .humor, the dialog, 
lyrics and music are excellent, it Is well 

filayed by three competent principals and 
ts 10 girls are well trained and at- 
tractively gowned. 

Beatrice Herford offered her familiar 
monolog characterizations. The three 
specimens were fully appreciated. "Vie" 
Quinn and Co. did very well. After in- 
termission the always acceptable arid 
sure-fire "Topics of the Day." Then 
Blossom Seeley and her organization or 
rhapsodical syncopatlonists. She has a 
' different lay-out from the one she last 
presented in New York — not quite so 
- hectic or "sensational." She seems to be 
striving more for quiet points than here- 
tofore. The orchestrations are particu- 
larly effective. William and Wolfus have 
a bunch of new nonsense and scored 
their usual riotous hit. 

Bothwell Browne closed with his "20th 
Century Revue," with- gorgeous settings 
and a host of attractive girls In semi- 
undress. It is a wealth of allurement 


McCormack and Purcell. 
Singing and Dancing. 
12 Mins.; One. 
H. O. H. 

Classy appearing couple with fair 
singing voices.- The wardrobe de- 
serves mention. They should find work 
in the smaller houses. < 



A big show this week., one of the big- 
gest ever offered in this house, and 
easiest the longest this season. Monday 
matinee the final curtain rung down at 
5.40. For the night show the stopping 
time was 11.20, the 20 minutes cut by the 
elimination of the weekly news film and 
"Topics of the Day," and instructions 
from Manager Munsell to snap it up back 

The show was af revue type, being 
more and more tried for in the big bills 
with much success. Gradual betterment 
in vaudeville productions makes this 
possible. With three "productions" 
present and a long sketch the extra 
running time is accounted for. The big 
crowd, however, didn't much mind the 
overtime and showed Its appreciation in 
big measure. 

In addition to several new acts there 
were also present several turns new to 
the house. One was George Yoeman 
(New Acta), and the other was a singing 
team, Bartram and Saxton. Both have 
had quite an acquaintance on the smaller 
bills. After seeing them In big time 

company, It's a wonder they hadn't been 
called up before now. The singing team 
on second showed a wealth of vocal class 
with a turn tooled down to a nicety for 
vaudeville usage. Both are well set up 
chaps of neat appearance, and both have 
excellently trained voices, employing a 
number of. vocal tricks with sure fire 
returns. They started off well with 
"Mamy's Waiting for Me," and after a 
baritone solo did much with "East lit 
West." A tenor rendition followed 
"Castles in the Air" but the cream of the 
turn is the extended yodel lng number 
for a finish — a number not familiar but' 
sung ln«corking style. These men sure 
can pick the pretty melodies, but better 
still, they can shoot them across.' Only : 
orders to keep down the running time 
prevented them from encoring and prob- 
ably grabbing a hit. .\; 

Alexander Carr was the headlin'er, re- 
turning with "An - April Shower," which 
. he did about four years ago, before going 
Into the legitimate in the "Pe'rlmutter 
and Potash" shows. The playlet isn't 
changed over its former presentation, 
save that one or two lines may have 
been inserted. One referred to Good- 
man's daughter saying her sweetheart 
could secure tickets for the theatre, and 
old Goodman (Carr) replied "the specu- 
lators are all low-llfes; how can a man 
pay f8.80 for theatre tickets and enjoy 
the show." He is billed in Harlem this 
week as "Mr. Alexander Carr," which 
may mean that he is taking himself 
serious. ---..• 

Encoring in "one" after the emotional 
finish of "An April . Shower," brought 
heavy applause and many curtains. Carr 
could have neatly stated his thanks and 
referred to the length of .the show with 
doing something on his own, especially 
since his sketch consumed 80 minutes. 
Instead be used up four more minutes. 
First he explained he would step out of 
his character to offer "Life," an Eng- 
lish verse of sentiment, which is a pet 
recitation of his and others at benefits. 
But it was hard to see Carr as an Eng- 
tllshman with crepe hair adorning his 
chin. He encored a second time, singing 
"Rosa Rosetta" In Italian dialect without 
music and it didn't go so well. The rain 
storm effect in the Carr act uses real 
water, which wasn't well lighted Mon- 
day and half the effect lost. . .^ 

If Carr had the leading applause score 
In seventh position, Ruth Roye followed 
next to closing and showed what a real 
hit is. She tore off the evening's honors 
without a contest and its was eleven 
o'clock at that when she finally begged 
off. Miss Roye Is doing a new set of num- 
bers this season and she geta the lyrics 
over as cleverly, surely and humorously 
as last season and the season before 
Her "Music's a Wonderful Thlmg" Is fun- 
ny and so is "Where are the Johns That 
Let Loose of the Jack." She puts ovet 
"You'd Be Surprised" better than Irving 
. Berlin himself and that is traveling some 
Her "Robert E. Lee," the old hit song 
retained, has a bit of dressing and thai 
is found in Miss Roye'a "shimmying.' 
"Gimmes" was the encore number. 

The class of the show came closing 
Intermission with that peach of an artist 
Sheila Terry, assisted by Harry Petersoi 
and Gattlson Jones. The act was onc< 
billed "Wthout Drums and Trumpets,' 
but after Miss Terry waa starred tm 
name waa changed early In the year t< 
"Three's a Crowd." A show of the eaitu 
title is current at the Cort theatre but li 
a flop and atopa Saturday. The titi< 
therefore la the only resemblance, foi 
Mlaa Terry is due for fame and hei 
"musical romance" can feature an; 
vaudeville bill. Perhaps the blue am 
gold hangings of the act are new. The] 
look it and add much to the turn, whlcl 
. looks like the beat thing offered by Wm 
B. Frlediander at present. It Is said tha 
Flo Zlegfeld was after Miss Terry, whlcl 
is not surprising. The girl could per 
f ectly understudy Marilyn Miller, bu 
she's too good for that; but right afte 
the Zlegfeld offer Miss Terry was fen 
tured In the act As a matter of fact al 
three members of the turn are potentia 
production material. The singer has i 
very good voice and the dancer is a nlft; 
stepper and both are neat. 
Frledlander'a name again appeared o: 

the program in . "The Girlie's Club," 

frfrl turn with a large cast 16 person 
n the turn In all. One of the chorister 
was absent. The act is really Frledland 
er's "The Suffragette Review," probabl 
cut down about 16 minutes, still manag 
lng to take up 88 mlnutea. In that tlm 
It doesn't get far but will probably man 
age to At In. Jos. Sullivan presents th 
turn. The best number in it is "I'i 
Going to Kill You With Love." whlc 
was the ace aong in the original sui 
fragette turn. The song was done in th 
east by Whiting and Burt, who rente 
it from Frlediander at a royalty said t 
have been $35 weekly, used in th 
"Girlie's Club," the same business a 
done by Whiting and Burt Is employei 
Billy Duval and Merle Symonda opene 
Intermission neatly and effectively wit 
their aklt "Their First Quarrel.' 1 Th 
act might be more faithfully titled "He 
Father," for Its was the chatter abot 
dad and hla $6 note that brought th 

Johnny Ford and his Melody Malda ha 
the unenviable Job of closing the Shov 
going on at eleven o'clock (New Acts 
"Over Your Head" wasn't. The novelt 
with Its good looking girl opened tt 
show a little past eight and drew dow 
really good returns. /bee. 



The Fat Rooney and Marlon Bent act 

Ib pure vaudeville. The manner In which 

It is built up Is one of the marvels of 

later day entertainment in the variety 

houses. At the Riverside Rooney and 

Bent with their "Rings of Smoke" Juat 

about ran all the steam out of the heat- 

. era with their speed. But that was not 

all, for when Roonev made the announce- 

t ment that the management was holding 

t-v' the act over for a second week it was 

%■ greeted not only' with applause but with 


"Binge of Smoke" was next to closing 

'■' the Riverside show. It should have been 

. closing for there is nothing In vaudeville 

today that can follow it In the closing 

spot and hope to hold them in. The Jean 

Duval and Co. "Gems of Art" tried it 

Monday night but about everyone on the 

lower floor was up and on the way out. 

By the by a little off-hand tip to any 

posing turn, "What's the matter with 


It was the last half of the Riverside 
bill that held the most. It started with 
McClellan and Carson with a Hock of 
laughs in addition to the skating and 
followed by Frank Hurst, with as cork- 
ing a Bingie as has been shown by any 
one of the Juvenile singers in these parts 
In a long while. Hurst's cycle of stories 
tends to Blow his act. Introductions there 
have been without number but the man- 
ner in which Hurst applies the stunt is 

Opening the show Elmer El Cleve the 
xylopnonist managed to get a very fair 
return tor his enorts. It was the rag 
stuff that won. Prosper and Marec were 
second. The opening with the cretonne 
set led the audience to expect one of 
- those sweet boy and girl things and the 
boys had 'em looted from the start. They 
have a couple of tricks, any one of wnicn 
would be enough lor the ordinary turn 
that is doing their class work. The final 
one, a blind-folded Jump to the under- 
stander wno 1b also bunaed, brougm tne 
house solid. 

■ .-■ The Wilton Sisters with a combination 
of small time, big time, hoak and class 
stuff are ratner hard to Judge. They 
indicate they might be able to go along 
and do a classy act of the better num- 
bers and get away with the piano and 
violin stuff. Tflat portion of the act is 
big time. The rest even to the dressing 
is all to the split weeks. That baby dress 
stuff nowadays Is getting to be as bad 
as the pulling the 'stars and Stripes," 

Jim Thornton, still Lie same old Jlmr 
still the same act, now old enough tor be 
new to the present day audiences, dim 
Is .running rightover his laughs without 
stopping to get full benefit of them. 

Closing the first part i'lorenze Tempest 
appeared in "Tumble In Love" in wnlch 
sue Is assisted by two dancing boys. Al- 
len and Allen, and a pianist, George Har- 
ris. The act, as tar as the opening 1b 
concerned, resembles to .a great extent 
an onerlng that was presented by 
Gretchen Eastman some time ago. But 
Miss Tempest is show-wise and ahe sure 
does manage to sell this offering to the 
audience. , Fred, 


Vaudeville .can generally be depended 
upon to reveal something new, but the 
most novel thing offered on any stage for 


The program this week la 100 per cent 
show proof. It's a fine. example of an 
excellently booked and arranged bill. 

Doteon,' originally booked for No. 2, 
opened after Intermission. It was wise 
discretion, opportunely exerclaed. The 
'colored male took the house by storm. 
He executes a variety of distinct steps 
that fairly thrill the audience. He also 
has a rough Una of comedy talk, but 
that was also appreciated. Following 
the audience evincing a desire for more 
he uncorked what he termed a "St dance" 
which, besides being the only one of this 
nature, is a creation that will always be 
' welcomed. 

Fallon and Brown, the two 27th Divi- 
sion ex-prlvates and acknowledged to ■ 
have entertained Generals Pershing and 
Haig and King George, received a- rous- 
ing ovation at their entrance. Whether 
or not it was for the purpose of ac- 
claiming them war or vaudeville heros 
was dubious, nevertheless before exiting 
they fully established and answered the 
ovation if it were for vaudeville. This 
combination ran Dotson a close second 
for the top honors, offering comedy talk, 
songs, and an Impression .of Bert Fitz- 
gibbons. Brown did a French selection 
that called for an- encore. 

The 3 Blighty Girls opened the show 
and were delightfully appreciated. One 
member Is especially full of pep and a 
very convincing' performer « of much ac- 
tivity. Their routine consisting of dances 
and songs is worthy and They can easily 
hold down any spot. 

Homer Miles and Co. In "The Rough 
Neck" were No. 3 and proved enjoyable. 
The cast. consists of two other members 
of opposite sex,, besides Mr. Mills. 

Mabel McCane, supported by Tom Bry- 
an, Lillian Broderlck and Wm. Taylor, 
preceded Intermission In a dance revue 
that can compete with the best. Mr. 
Bryan and Miss Broderlck were formerly 
a top vaudeville combination, and are 
apparently the mainstay of the present 
turn. Mr. Taylor plays more of the in- 
troductory role, voicing them on. The 
turn certainly necessitates a goodly size 
locker, for each member has a host of 

' "Jackie" and "Billle," the "talking 
birds," programmed to open after Inter- 
mission were moved to No. 2 and pos- 
sessed sufficient entertaining material. 

Thomas Dugan and Raymond were 
second after intermission, presenting 
what is called "An Ace In The Hole," 
good for laughs aplenty. Bailey and 
Cowan, assisted by Eatelle Davis, were 
delegated next to closing and continued 
to uphold the satndard set by their pre- 
decessors. They went over In fine style. 

Loyal's remarkable French poodles 
closed the show. - • 


Philadelphia, Dec. 10. 
A combination of bad weather condi- 
tions, and the approach of the holiday 
shopping rush, probably accounted for 
the slim 'attendance Monday night, about 
the worst In a long time. It was not 
really bad at that, but one Is so used 
to Beelng a turnaway any night in the 
week, that an ordinary house looks poor. 
The show was well up to the average 
without having any outstanding hit, 
„ t though It contained several good name 
many a month is submitted this week at actg ° It was a Blnglng and comedy bill 

the Colonial when Kitty Gordan ap- <awlth a novelty at each end and proved 
parently sacrifices herself deliberately to to be one of best balanced 


■ i 



work as a feeder In the Jack Wilson 
turn. Both acts are under New Acts, as 
is also the turn of Rena Arnold and. Jack 

These three turns preceded Cora Young- 
blood Corson and her instrumentalists, 
who closed the show, making up the last 
half, barring "Topics of the Day," with 
its timely comments selected from the 
humorous sayings in the dally news- 
papers throughout the country. 

The first half opened with the Sino- 
gram news weekly, flashed so quickly 
the sub-titles could be read with diffi- 
culty. The first act was Roy Harrah, 
with Miss McNeece, formerly of Sprague 
and McNeece, though billed as "Jacque- 
line." It Is a roller skating turn, a neat 
act of its kind. 

Wish Wynne was put on second, re- 
maining but 16 minutes and departing 
with one bow. She is now working 
apathetically and seems to realize her 
material Is not suited to American audi- 
ences. She offers "A London Servant 
Girl," "A London School Girl" and "by 
special desire," "An* Impression of an 
English Country Girl." 

Bennett and Richards were a hit with 
their familiar "Dark Clouds." Their 
loose-limbed stepping Is in a class by 
ttself. Juliet, with a pianist, imitated no 
'ess than 16 stage celebrities, most of 
them excellently. For an all-round mimic 
Bhe is a pippin. 

The first part concluded with Imhoff, 
Conn and Coreene with their standard 
classic "In a Pest House." The audience 
laughed so much at it that about one- 
third the dialog was unintelligible. An 
especially good vaudeville bill. Jolo. 

some time, the whole show going over 

Charles King and his quartette of girls 
had the headline spot with "Dream 
Stars." There are a lot of these "dream" 
sketches on the big and small time this 
year and this one holds up about as 
well as the best of them. A novelty 
that hit the audience very favorably was 
Joe Laurie, Jr., in his new "single. Fay 
Courtney was another new "single" who 
scored solidly. Also was the new act of 
Jack Allman and Maretta Nally In "Vice- 
Versa," which Allman used with Rena 
Arnold not very long ago. The material 
has been changed somewhat after the 
opening because the new girl is not a 
comedienne of the Arnold type, but All- 
man has certainly secured an excellent 
successor In this cute little Miss Nally. 
The latter put her crying number over 
fine and makes a dandy stage picture In 
her change of costume. James and Sadie 
Leonard, with Richard Anderson revived 
the old travesty, "When Caesar C's Her," 
and it was a riot of laughs. It Is cer- 
tainly remarkable how Anderson has re- 
tained his voice after yelling all these 
years, but he has and Is yelling louder 
than ever. The sketch has been given a 
new touch through the play on prohibi- 
tion and contains as many laughs as 
ever. The Jazzland Naval Octet did only 
fairly well. There is a boy who "shim- 
mies better than anyone we have seen 
here and it just about helped to pull 
the act through. Page, Hack and Mack 
filled the opening spot with an excellent 
acrobatic turn. Sheldon and Dalley, girls 
with fair voices, did very well in the sec- 
ond position. Dolores Valleclta has one 
of the very best animal acts on the stage. 
It closed the show. 


Boston, Dec. 10." 
The show started off slow, and not 
until the fifth act, really, did it begin 
to awaken. It fell to Grace Nelson, No. 
5, to deliver the punch. Miss Nelson 
is an artist She glided into the heart 
of the audience by her opening song. 
There wan more applause for her than 
for the-talance of the evening. ' 

The.Swor brothers, in blackface, fol- 
lowed. When they did the card playing 
and other gambling stunts with extraod- 
lnary skill they had done more than most 
acta of their sort usually do, but the 
checker game was a scream. It Is one 
of the best acts of its kind. 

The Marion Morgan Dancers opened 
with a very pretty dance number, and 
the act ran smoothly on to a fine finish. 
In every detail this act, staged beauti- 
fully, in two Bcenes, and put on with a 
more lavish hand than is usually shown 
on the vaudeville stage, strikes a very 
high Btandard. , 

Mehllnger aneTMeyer had the house go- 
ing from the start. 

'The show was opened by Barbette. The 
punch 'is In the duplicity of the female 
impersonation. Much of the possible 
worth Is loaj: because he evidently con- 
siders It necessary to use such bulk of 
makeup to disguise his masculine fea- 
tures. On (he wire he does not do any- 
thing much but his trapeze work is a 
bit better. 

Harry and Grace Ellsworth followed 
No. 2 position. The male gave a demon- 
stration of endurance in doing some 'dif- 
ficult steps. 

Linton and Lawrence in a sketch, full 
stage, "Daddy Bow Legs," were some- 
what disappointing. They have art-ideal 
setup, but somehow fail to put it across. 

Al Raymond is struggling against the 
effects of the late unpleasantness with 
Germany In getting hiB act over. If, by 
some chance, he could only get out the 
funny things he has in his act In some 
other than a German dialect t would 
be Improved 100 per cent. He has some 
splendid stuff. His work was of such a 
character, however, that at the finish the 
house was reaching out for his gags 
and liking them better every minute. 

The Tuscano Brothers closed the show 
to a heavy walkout.' 

Clark and Bergman did not appear at 
the Monday night show. ^Len Libbey. 

That's almost enough to place him in a 
class by himself. », • 

Lillian Watson opening the second hall 
landed her best scores with Yiddish 
character numbers.. These were "Abra- 
ham" and "To Whom You Are Speaking," 
both delivered easily and naturally, and 
with an accurate shading of dialect and 
character mannerisms. A good author 
and dressmaker should lift Lillian to the 
big time In a hurry. She has the ability 
.but lacks material and clothes. Rose 

Btn. .. 
Schmettar* and Bro. (New Acts). 



Calse Bros., Luella, McCormlck and 
Purcell, Nemesis and Ration, Durand and 
Vallaza and San Tosca (New Acta), were 
the try outs and were played In the 
order named Monday night. '' 

"Once Upon a Time," girl act at the 
Palace, recently got a great break in 
opening the regular bill. This enabled 
them to make Freeman's In time to in- 
hale the midnight coffee with the gang. 
It's an entertaining act and is exhibiting 
four of the best looking girls seen this 
season. A capable juvenile and a good 
comic complete the ensemble. . The story 
is built around James Whltcomb Riley's 
poem, "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," and 
is of the dream fantasy types. The 
comedy cornea when the dreamer's pal 
dons female attire to impersonate " his 
stepmother and act as chaperon to, the 
four ex-sweethearts. 

Frank and Milt Britton, the xylophone 
players, were the next regulars. They 
left the xyloB at the finish to double on 
brass tn a cornet and trombone number 
which put them away nicely. 

A. C. As tor (New Acts) was next. He 
is an Englishman and was making his 
American debut at the uptown house. 

Laughlln and West did nobly following 
all the show that preceded. They are 
a corking pair of steppers and have 
some nifty crossfire which was "muffed" 
up here. The girl looks splendid In an 
orange and yellow dress and hat and 
Laughlln makes a neat clean cut appear- 
ance in a Tux. It's a classy little turn. 

Bertram May and Co. in "The Brute" 
(New Acts), followed, and McCormack 
and Mellon, two good dancers, closed the 
vaudeville portion. Con. 


Penty of variety in the nine act bill 
on the Roof the first half, with a smooth 
running program arrangement, which 
practically eliminated conflicts. The Roof 
filled up slowly Monday night, but 
reached capacity by 8.46. McConnell and 
Simpson, closing the first section, got 
the big hit, outclassing the rest of the 
field by a mile, with Jerome and Al- 
bright (New Acts), Rticker and Winnl- 
fred and Lillian Watson about even up 
for second money. 

The Dancing Humphreys opened with 
a pleasant little dancing turn. ' The team 
vary the regulation stepping routine by 
Interloping a bit of comedy here and 
there, and the Introduction of a corking 
guitar solo by the man. This Is played 
Hawaiian style, with the zither slurring 
effect standing out prominently, amid 
some tuneful close harmony. A travesty 
Apache dance, announced as an impres- 
sion of Bill and Gordon Dooley landed. 
A fast whirlwind one step for closing 
made a neat finish. 

Next were the Gordon Duo (Ndw Acts) 
followed by "Thirty Pink Toes," a novel- 
ty male acrobatic trio. The billing Im- 
mediately suggests a girl act and the 
opening with the three men pajama clad, 
in bed,. a comedy sketch. The trio have 
the right Idea, -In getting away from the 
conventional acrobatic arrangement, and 
the surprise element of the turn con- 
stitutes a real asset. The little blonde 
chap slipped over an individual slam 
with some cleverly executed ground 
tumbling. THe big understander like 
wise hit 'em hard and heavy with low 
comedy tricks, just made to order for 
the American. The third member made 
himself generally useful, aiding materi- 
ally In trie comedy and acrobatic team 

Jerome and Albright, fourth (Ne\v 
Acts) left them In a receptive mood for 
talking and McConnell and Simpson fol- 
lowing, with their familiar "Home Life" 
comedy skit, took, full advantage of the 
opportunity. The act was a riot on the 
Roof Monday night. It deserved all It 

Rucker.and Winifred, colored, next to 
closing found the going soft with their 
Chink and roustabout conversational 
turn. Winifred does a legitimate type 
of Chink, capitally suggesting, the city ■ 
fled Chinese laundryman. The talk 
about the unpaid chop suey bill pulled 
Its regulation stream of laughs and 
Rucker's wide mouthed vocalizing scored 
its customary bulls-eye. 

Hugh Emmett and Co, second after In- 
termission did nicely with their ven- 
trlloquial specialty. Emmett, technically 
a top notch ventriloquist, showed some 
unusual voice placing with the boy dum- 
my in a phonograph cabinet and the sup- 
posed voice coming from the celling. Un- 
like most of the modern school, Emmett 
manages to do his voice placing without 
either smoking, drinking or eating. 


• New .Orleans, Dec. 10. 

Fair show at the Orpheum. No espe- 
cial draw and three standard turns split 
the top line, Dunbar's Grenadier Girls, 
Gibson and Connelly and Gene Greene. 

Starting the show the Sterlings skat- 
ing, like many others who have pre- 
ceded them, were mildly received. Fol- 
lowing Mason and Forrest, billed as '. 
"The TNT of Vaudeville," which is dyna- 
mic to say the least, had hard sledding 
at first, but managed to connect to some 
extent . before leaving. 

The "Grenadier Girls" fell down hard, 
but may have thought tney scored, as 
the crowd kidded them. No production 
. originally and with eight girls blowing 
musical instruments' ordinarily the hard- - 
boiled Orpheum gang seemed to resent 
The girls were getting colder all the 
time and, knowing It, they were sur- 
prised to get