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HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
HARKING BACK HART MI WRS-: 3 EATO E - BOWERY t &gt; 2 TWSEj ; GRAM ) a 3 00 H STS ; . ; rw vnp-.- &gt; iiy _ 6 th Year . WKEK EMDIMO MABCU 24 th , 1883 , ? ^ I « TT ^ , NBB- - ••¦••• amx PROPRIETOK *&amp; ESw ! iSm ::::::::::::: ~ ^^^^ UTangrfl Mipcf Urcaeetra Leader I 1 bornea aTac . oira The anterUlnmcnt comineneea with the eminent European enl . ti JOHN AND LOUISA TUXS , JWYAL HABIOHETTES-III th k T Pantomime . BEAUTY And UM BEAST , introducing tht noinuUd Skeleton and Magic Totk , f 1 . ?* . * * = ompl « t « CLUrUinmunt in tnlnlatura . Partlcnlai attentu a ii called to tho Ufe-Uka mom menu of tho fieniei , abc-wini * at a glance thamoUr hand of the tctpipuUtor . E » tnrs of tho celebrated Ja « s » ^ w- Xi ^ cviMxey , Tbn great Irish comedian , in ¦ pecUltie * , dialect imiUUora , cow • if flaabea , ale , Williams « Sfc morton BAN &amp; TOMMY . ^ The Two Brillkat , in theirordinal cuattonn . Ut —The Foliee Gazette Captain * , ad—Tho UuUj ^ Sindded ...
N . V . A . ARTISTS AUTOMATICALLY TO BECOME MEMBERS OF PRESS CLOU [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
N . V . A . ARTISTS AUTOMATICALLY TO BECOME MEMBERS OF PRESS CLOU Men members of the N . V . A . are to have real club life when they play Cincinnati . The full privileges of the famously hospitable CuvierPress Club will be extended to them . Without any cost whatever , members of the-N . V . A . will be-, come for the week in Cincinnati members of the Cuvier-Press Club , to all intents and purposes . Negotiations toward this end have been pending for some time between Joseph Garretson , editor of the Cincinnati Times-Star and President of the Cuvier-Press Club , and Ned Hastings , manager of B . F . Keiths . Naturally a plan so unusual required considerable discussion . However , all the details have been ironed out and at their last meeting the Board of Directors of the Cuvier-Press Club voted unanimously to extend to rrieri members of the N . V . A . the hearty welcome of their institution . Special guest cards have been prepared which will be used exclusively by the members of t...
MARCUS LOEWS STAND REGARDING OBJECTIONABLE PHRASES ON STAGE »— ——'— ~ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
MARCUS LOEWS STAND REGARDING OBJECTIONABLE PHRASES ON STAGE »— ——— ~ That clean lines on the vaudeville stage pay , is shown by- an editorial recently appeading in The Nashville Tennessean . The editorial , according to a letter from the editor of the paper to the manager of the Loew theatre in Nashville , refers in the last three paragraphs , to that particular theatre . The editorial , together with the letter accompanying it , and a note from E , A . Schiller , general southern representative for Mr . Loew , has been posted on the bulletin boards of all Loew .-houses in the south and southwest as an incentive to artists-to keep up the good work . It has been a rule of this circuit , says Mr . Schiller , since its inception that no suggestiveness or indecency in speech or action would be permitted on the part of any act appearing upon the stage of any theatre on the circuit . That this rule has been productive of results T have known for many years ; The results are daily apparent...
RUTH-DARLING-BROWN DAY IN THE BRONX [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
RUTH-DARLING-BROWN DAY IN THE BRONX The above picture was taken on the occasion of the appearance of GeorgeBrown at the game played by Babe Ruth s team vs . the Bronx Giants at Bronx Oval Park , Westchester , on Monday , Oct . 25 th . George Brown , a vaudeville fixture In his well-known sketch , Pedestrlanism , demonstrated his prowess on the ball field by walking around the bases . At Darling , manager of B . F . Keith s Royal Theatre , was present at the time to start George off on his tour . There were over 11 , 000 fans present at the game and all enjoyed the exhibition by George Brown . The names of those pictured , from left to right , are : Al Darling , Manager B . F . Keith s Royal Theatre ; the famous Babe Ruth ; George Brown , Pedestrian , and Johnny Pursell of the Bronx Giants .
FATHER TIME AND THE IM . V . A [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
FATHER TIME AND THE IM . V . A By BERT Old Father Time , so the story is told , Is so busy he hasn t the time to grow old ; But no matter how busy Old Pa Time may be Theres not a thing happens that lie doesn t see ; . Vol even a whisper is missed , by his ear . He knows about ev rything happening here . Not long ago , so the story goes on , A new little planet appeared in the Dawn . Twos only a twinkle , but Father Time knew Twos a neai world a-borning for me and for you . So he took down his map and marked in with his quill The name of his newly-born world ; Vaudeville . Vaudeville grew , as Pa Time knew it tvould , * To a busy young world , with its Evil , its Good , Its Greed and its Envy , its Woe and its Joy , . Its Pleasures , its Sorrows ; its Things that Annoy Father Time saw , then one day he said „ Waitl - . A new form has entered—our enemy • Hate . ¦ Tlicn Old Father Time called his busiest Hour • &lt;! said Go to Vaudeville ; find who has power To drive out the E...
KEITH BOX OFFICE MAN KILLED IN GAR SMASH [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
KEITH BOX OFFICE MAN KILLED IN GAR SMASH INDIANAPOLIS , IND ., Novemmber 2 . Don Stewart , age eighteen , 232 Hendricks- place , widely known to patrons of B . F . Keiths , where he was assistant treasurer , died Wednesday night at the City Hospital , as a result of injuries suffered earlier in the evening , when an outbound East Washington street car was in collision -with a truck at New Jersey and Washington streets . The truck , which belonged to the Central Public Warehouse Company , was going in the same direction as the street car , and the collision occured when the driver , C . B . Hammond , 1431 * East Twelfth street , started sudenly to turn across the tracks into New Jersey Street . Stewart who was a passenger on the street car , was caught between the truck and the car . Two ribs on the left side were broken , his right arm was fractured in two places , and one finger on his right hand was badly mangled .
WELCOME FOR ARTHUR WHITE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
WELCOME FOR ARTHUR WHITE Arthur B . White , the new manager of the St . Paul Orpheum , was given a great reception by the Elks of St . Paul last Tuesday . The Elks attended the Orpheum in a body and when the curtain went up the Elks Drum corps went to the stage and played several selections . Then the Elks called for Art White . Dr . John Davern , one of the Elk chieftains , presented Mr . White with a gold engraved cane in behalf of the Elks and St . Paul and brief speeches were made . Mr . White returned to St . Paul this season to become manager of the St . Paul Orpheum . For seven years he had been manager of the New Orleans Orpheum . The homecoming party was a surprise . John H . Del Bondio is treasurer of the Orpheum ; He came to St . Paul from New Orleans with Mr . White . Arthur G-. Sheekman , St . Paul newspaper man , is handling the press work for the Orpheum .
FRIARS WELCOME TWO VISITING EXECUTIVES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
FRIARS WELCOME TWO VISITING EXECUTIVES A notable feature of E . F . Albee Night at the Friars Club House on West FortEighth street last Sunday night , was the official welcome extended to Hugh J . Ward , the prominent Australian theatrical magnate , and R . H . Gillespie , managing director of the Moss Empires tour of England . Mr . Ward , who is an American citizen , went to Australia 22 years ago with A Trip to Chinatown . He abandoned the acting end of the profession for a managerial career and today is not only one of the dominant factors in Australian theatrical circles , but one of the most prominent and best loved residents of the Commonwealth . After his introduction Sunday night by Master of Ceremonies Bert Levy , Mr . Ward was called upon to fill in a stage wait . He did by making a short speech in which he paid a great tribute to the National Vaudeville Artists , Inc ., whose club house he recently visited . The organization and its home both came in for unstinted praise ...
"MUSINGS" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS Judging by the ease with which some lie , youd imagine it were impossible to tell the truth . To open a new house must be pleasure . To close an old one , not so good . Some find fault justly , while with others it s chronic . We none of us know so much that we can t afford to heed advice . Why do some acts kick about four-a-day , and when asked to cut , say they cant ? The quicker it reaches the bank , the sooner it starts to draw interest . It is said that the first thousand is hardest to get . With present living expenses , the second isnt so easy either . Those who kick about split weeks probably never played one-nighters . Theres many a slip twixt the cup and lip —but who cares nowadays , knowing the cup holds nothing better than onehalf of one per cent ? What s become of the men who would remove their hats in an office elevator when a lady entered ?
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are Invited to Write A CHRISTIAN ACT Hamilton , Can ., Oct . 25 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , Palace Theatre Bldg ., New York , N . Y . Dear Mr . Albee : Am taking the liberty of writing you this personal letter . I want to express my deep appreciation to you of Mr . E . A . Lake s treatment of me while in London , Ont . Mr . Lake is manager of Loew s Theatre , London , Ont . I arrived In London feeling tired , sick and blue and quite III , explaining my condition to Mr . Lake . He Immediately assumed a brotherly interest , got me his own private physician and in fact , I spent three of the most wonderful days of my life , while there . I dont think I can quite express my gratitude to him through you , but I want you to understand that I dont think a better manager or a better fellow in my estimation , ever lived . I hope you will pardon the liberty of writing you , but that Is the only way I can express ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
f ^ V ^ W ^ EWS pevoted exclusively to Vaudeville arld all those connected with same . jBLlSHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK PALACE THEATRE BUILDING 1564 Broadway , New York City LENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News is distributed free to artis managers , theatre employees and I others connected with Vaudeville the United States and Canada . If : u find it Impossible to obtain your , py through the theatres , write us , d we will place your name on a sep- • ate mailing list . Artists , who do not gd copies available each week in the isatres they play are urged to notify , giving name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING Mo advertising of any kind will be ; cep ted for publication In The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , ts not assume responsibility for invidual contributions appearing in , Kse columns , nor should statements meaning In same necessarily , be taken , the policy of this paper or its aponirs . Contributions of Interest to the mdeville world are solicited , but the ill name ...
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by IkJteiarvD ^ st PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , INC . Distributed by Path 6 RESTAURANT RjAMBLINGS The way to a man s heart is through his stomach , tis said . Perhaps this also applies to woman—when she is masculinely escorted to arestaurant deluxe . Nowadayswe go to a restaurant &gt; to satisfy our hunger—;—or dance . Now dear Everyrea der , how would you like a medium portion of restaurant humor ? Witty wordings on this subject have . scored many a hit on the motion picture- screen ¦ in &gt; l The Literary Digest Topics , of the Day . So , we serve you herewith some dainty morsels of humor that have been selected from newspaper columns • here , there and everywhere ! Sign in a restaurant : Don t make fun of trie coffee ; - You may be old and weak : yourself some day . —Macon ( Ga . ) Telegraph : Waiter : Beg pardon , sir , your check does not include the waiter ! 1 dont suppose it does . I didn t eat one . —Baltimore News . Sign in a restau...
LEST WE FORGET [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
LEST WE FORGET Some of the well known vaudeville acts of 1878-1884 , as compiled by Jen PowersfJames E . Nolan . ) To be run in instalments . The last . Terrell , Joe ; Turner , Dick ; Tan- / nenhill , E . H . ; Thornton , Chas . ; Turner , Jno . W . ; Tierney &amp; Cronin ; Tooley , Larry ; Thompson &amp; Dailey ; Thomas &amp; Heaney ; Taylor , Jim ( Deafy ); Tudor , Harry ; Tissot , Mons . ; Turner , W . - -. C ; Thompson , Geo . W . ; Thompson , Bill ; Talbert , Harry ; Thorn , Harry ; Thatcher &amp; Hume ; Toner &amp; Froebel ; Thompson , Al &amp; Chas . ; Turner , Geo . W . ; Talbot , Coyne &amp; Mack ; Taylor , Jno . ; Tierney &amp; Wayne ; Turner , Welsh &amp; Harris ; Tighe , Jas . ; Thorn , Harry ; Treat , Geo . ; Tommy &amp; Dayton . Vidocqt ^ ros ; Vongofre , Antonio ; . Valjean , Mason , &amp; Titus ; Von Boyle , Ackland , Van Auken &amp; Dashway ; . Varney &amp; DOme ...
[ EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
[ EDITORIAL WHOOP-EE 1 ! ft new era has begun . Election is er ! Soon we will see a resumption normal pre-war conditions—an 1 mtvement , let us hope , as marked as is been the improvement in the conlions existing between the Vaudeville lanager and the Artist . The Artist twenty years ago was In very much e same position as a baby . Grandither may think she Is helping by when she picks him up and plays tli him , but baslcly she Is selfish , mgh it would shock her were you say so . Nevertheless , it is true ; t derives more pleasure from fondg baby than the unhappy child gets being cuddled . The position In mdeville was practically the same , th the manager exemplifying the fish grandmother . Now and then we iuld hear of a manager doing some list , a favor . And in return the tist would do twice the number of &gt; ws mentioned in his contract ! But w different nowl The managers the country , under the leadership one of their number whose posi- » in the business marked him for ...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY LA PORTE , IND ., October 30 . ; Friend Lew . A Now that the baseball season is over they are tryin to find out who put the money in the Chicago White Sox . bed . I metMcGraw . He told me on the quiet that the -Giants might have won the Pennant ifhe- had done his fighting at the Polo Grounds . It s gettin so nowadays if a man s got any real estate the tax collectors , hound him to death . And if he s got any money he dassent go outdoors—the holdups will take it away from him . / They are arrangin a big excursion up Salt Creek next week . I tried to get in on it , but the defeated candidates had * all the reservations . Yours truly , ARTHUR TERRY .
VAUOEVILLIANS VISIT 'DOUG' ON THE LOT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
VAUOEVILLIANS VISIT DOUG ON THE LOT , Left to right : Sylvester Metzetti , Jimmy Duffy , Douglas Fairbanks and Otto Arco . Sylvester ! Metzetti , formerly of the Five Metzettis , and now working with Douglas Fairbanks , recently invited Otto Arco , of the Arco Brothers and Jimmy Duffy , who were In Los Angeles at the time , to accompany him to Hollywood and meet the great Doug . The above photo was taken on the Fairbanks lot . We found Doug in real life , writes Mr . Duffy , the same dashing , vigorous , wonderful personality that he is known around the world in reel life . We also met Will Rogers on the Goldwyn lot , learning some hew rope tricks between , scenes . Both of these stars were formerly vaudevilllans , and look back tothe years In that line of endeavor as their school days .
THE PARABLE OF THE VIRGINS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
THE PARABLE OF THE VIRGINS By JOHN CONNERY Once upon a time there lived on the top floor of a boarding house an actor and a secretary . Now these men . were treading the paths of vicissitude -and might have been seen staggering out of Huylers at any hour of the dayor night . It wastheir wont to arrive at the aforesaid domicile at K about Two A . M . and to sleep until Nine !\ This was admittedly slothful , but necessary to their delicate constitutions . Came to the boarding house—two school teachers of exceeding virtue . Now these young ladies were treading ( with hob-nailed shoes , as it will appear hereinafter ) the tight-rope of rectitude . Whether from lack of inclination or from lack of opportunity , they were seldom away from their downy cots later than Ten P . M . It was their wont to arise about Seven , and with the tread of The Gods of the Moun tain , much loud talk , raucous laughter , and door-slamming , . make Bedlam of the morning bath . This jarred the young men from t...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
PERSONALITIES Word comes from Syracuse to the effect that Val Stanton , of Val and Ernie Stanton , was operated on Monday for blood poisoning of the foot . The operation was successful and the patient is doing nicely . Count Primo Magri , the midget , who became famous on two continents as a midget with circuses and in vaudeville , died at Middleboro , Mass ., last Sunday night at the age of 71 . Count Magri , who was given his title by Pope Pius IX , made his lirst appearance in a theatre at Bologna , Italy , bis birthplace , in 1865 . He made h ; s first American trip in 1878 and under contract with P . T . Barnum , traveled with Mr . and Mrs . Tom Thumb . Soon after the death of Tom Thumb , he married Mrs . Thumb in 1885 , and the two toured the world until about five years ago when they retired and settled down in Middleboro . Mrs . Thumb died two years ago . Two weeks ago Count Magri sold the personal effects of his wife and her first husband , at auction , and with the proceed...
ORPHEUM BREEZES FROM CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 5 November 1920
ORPHEUM BREEZES FROM CALIFORNIA By WILLIAM H . CLINE LOS ANGELES , Nov . 4 . Charles Gibner , of the Primrose Four , at the Orpheum , lost a diamond r ng in a post box Sunday night and had to keep watch all night till the early morning collector came , so he could identify it , and then had to go to the Post Office to redeem it . Almost as bad as giving it to a girl , he said , as he went to sleep Monday morning .. Mary and Marie McFarland , the twin songstresses current at the Orpheum , are lost to Denver . That city was their home from childhood , but they have decided to live here after their present tour . Their mother will keep house for them , and—yes , they have bought a home here already . Muriel Thomas , of Under , the Apple Tree at the Orpheum , whose gowns and dancing , are a feature of the act , was out of it : from Friday till Monday . She sprained a ligament in her . left leg . She is all . right now and back as chipper as ever . ¦ Bob Carleton , last at the Orpheum wi...