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W R A . U . MEETING HELD IN BOSTON [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
W R A . U . MEETING HELD IN BOSTON Campaign for the Clearing Up of Situation in New England Informally Mapped Out . BOSTON , Mass ., Dec . 26 . —Director Joseph Callahan and Business Representative Will J . Cooke , of the W . R . A . U ., were the principal speakers at a massmeeting held in the White Rats Actors Union clubrooms in this city Friday evening ; Director Callahan had come on from New York , and Mr . Cooke made Boston on his return trip from Detroit to New York . In its general nature the meeting was identical with others which have been held in Boston and other cities in the past . A number of the . vaudeville performers who are members of the W . R . A . U . and are working in and around Boston spoke of conditions as they found them in New England and numerous suggestions as to benefits which niight accrue to the performers through W . R . A . U . along certain specified lines were pointed out . Alleged unfair practices by several agents with headquarters in Boston were...
PROCTOR'S NEWEST [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
PROCTORS NEWEST ALBANY , N . Y ., Dec . 26 . —F . F . Proctor has decided to build a new theater in this city and it will be used for vaudeville purposes . The location is on the site of his Bijou Park , in the West End section of the city . J . W . Merrow , who planned the Italian garden on top of Proctor s Fifty-eighth street theater , New York , is now preparing the plans for this house , and as soon as they are completed the work of construction will be commenced . The new house will have a seating capacity of 1 , 400 , and will cost $ 250 , 000 . It will be built on the cantilever style , avoiding the usage of posts in any part of the auditorium . The house will be paneled in Circassian walnut and the predominating colors throughout the house will be old rose and gold .
ACTS LOSE SALARIES AT JANESVILLE HOUSE . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ACTS LOSE SALARIES AT JANESVILLE HOUSE . Performers Claim That They Were Double Crossed by Brosius &amp; Dugan . • J ANESVILLE , Wis ., Dec . 25 . —Vaudeville performers who played the week of Dec . 11 at Meyers opera house , in this city , complain that they lost the salaries which had been promised them , and bitterly denounce C . Brosius and Al . Dugan , who operate as booking agents under the title of the Brosius Elite Booking Agency , with offices at Nos . 501-503 Merrill Bldg ., Milwaukee , Wis . Florence Glover &amp; Co ., in The Mascot ; the Musical Capes , Heppe Bros ., doing a bar act ; Edith Barnard , late feature vocalist with Creatore s Band ; Simpson &amp; Smith , ring contortionists , and Bodie &amp; DeWitt , pianologue , singing and imitations , were booked into the house on contracts which , according to Irving Brodie , the house manager repudiated . It is alleged that A . Dugan , of the Elite agency , booked the show with the stateme...
THEIR CHRISTMAS MONEY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
THEIR CHRISTMAS MONEY For courtesy shown to patrons of the Percy William s theater , in New York , and surrounding boroughs , James A . Poppard , treasurer of the Bronx theater , received $ 100 as a Christmas present ; Frank McGrevey , assistant treasurer of the Greenpoint theater , received $ 50 , and Louisa Price , telephone girl at the Crescent theater , received $ 25 . This was the result of a competition started by Mr . Williams some time ago in which he offered these prizes for best attention shown to the general public . Now more prizes have been allotted for the coming year , and all the attachees of the Williams theaters will endeavor to secure them .
WINTER GARDEN IN CHICAGO [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WINTER GARDEN IN CHICAGO CHICAGO , Dec . 25 . —The representatives of the Shuberts in this city declare positively that J . J . Shubert , who left this city for New York last week , -had arranged all the . details for the building of a new Winter Garden in this city . The location of the house will be in the Loop district , and it is claimed that it will require an investment of $ 2 , 000 , 000 to complete the structure . The same class of shows as are given at the New York Winter Garden will be the rule at the new house , it having been arranged to -have an interchange of shows between the two houses .
YAUDEYILLE ARTISTS MIGHT INVADE LYCEUI FIELD WITH PROFIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
YAUDEYILLE ARTISTS MIGHT INVADE LYCEUI FIELD WITH PROFIT One Perforrier Expresses the Opinion that Variety Enter tainers Are Overlooking Most Profitable Opportunities . PHILADELPHIA , Dec 25 . —Ralph Bingham , who has been named the Dean of Entertainers , arrived at his home here this morning after a long tour through the South and West . He has been playing Lyceum Course entertainments since September , and after a rest here of two weeks will again go on tour , being booked solidly up to the middle of June . Next summer he will play Chautauquas through the Middle West , with dates enough to keep him going until the Lyceum dates begin again . Mr . Bingham , before starting to Brooklyn , N . Y ., to play a Christmas date , before the Y . M . C . A ., made certain statements that will prove of interest to all vaudeville performers . He has been engaged in Lyceum work for many years , and speaks authoritatively on the following subjects . Mr . Bingham said : I have often wondered why m...
BIG TIM'S CHRISTMAS . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BIG TIMS CHRISTMAS . Big Tim Sullivan , one of the firm of Sullivan &amp; Considine , of the S . &amp; C . Circuit of vaudeville theaters , was the happiest man in New York on Christmas day . That was the time for his annual feast to 7 , 000 men who live on or near the historic Bowery , of New York City . Every man who presented himself was stuffed , yes , gorged , with a dinner that would have been fit to grace a kings table , and after this was over each was given a pipe anl a package of tobacco . Upon leaving the place where the banquet was held each man received a ticket which will entitle him to a new pair of shoes and stockings on New Year s day . Big Tim was present , his face wreathed with smiles , and shook hands with many of the men who have known him since he was a boy , running barefooted on the Bowery . It is a pet charity of Mr . Sullivan , one that he does not like to have spoken of by newspapers , but he deserves much credit for bringing joy to the he...
FINAL ARGUMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
FINAL ARGUMENTS The final arguments in the appeal of B . F . Keith from the decision of the courts awarding the lease of the Fifth avenue theater , New York , to F . F . Proctor , have been made and the courts are now holding the matter under advisement . It is not expected that a decision will be handed down until after the holidays . At a previous trial of the case the lease was awarded to Mr . Proctor and he was given possession . Mr . Keith appealed the case , and this will be the finis in this struggle for the right to lease a profitable theater .
CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLAND [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLAND The inmates of the City Hospital on Blackwell s Island were provided with a Christmas entertainment and tree through the efforts of Mrs . Nicholas Brady , Dominick Buckley , Charles Wilshin and Lester Mayne . The vaudeville program consisted of Harry Bester , Daisy Lally , Frank Luce , Pritzkow &amp; Blanchard , Marie Laurent , Joe Ward , Jane Hood &amp; Co ., Harry Harvey and the Five Musical Smiths .
BELLE BAKER SCORES . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BELLE BAKER SCORES . Belle Baker opened at Hammersteins , New York , on Dec . 25 , and made such a hit that she was immediately engaged for the week of Jan . 1 . She has an entire new repertoire of songs , and this with her personal magnetism and winning personality won for her the instant favor of the audience .
KISMET PRODUCED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
KISMET PRODUCED The long heralded production of Kismet had its first New Yorlc showing on Christmas night at the Knickerbocker theater , New York . Otis Skinner was the star , and he upheld Tiis past reputation as a finished actor by giving an impersonation that was artistic and forceful . He was surrounded by a . cast of unusual excellence , who did justice to the dramatic scenes in Edward Knoblauch s Arabian Nights romance . As a pageant , the production was one of the biggest that New York has ever seen . A bazar scene was full of life and action and there was a sensational scene of a harem , with two nude girls splasing in a pool of water . The throne room of the Caliph s palace was also a striking scene and the court yard of the beggar s house , with the domes of the mosque bathed in silvery light beyond the dull brick walls , delighted the large and appreciative audience . The costumes are a riot of color and the whole production is one that will delight the people of New York...
MADE ELK FOR LIFE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MADE ELK FOR LIFE ORANGE , N . J ., Dec . 25 . —An odd Christmas present was made to Edward D . Birkholz by his wife . She presented him with a life membership in Orange Lodge of Elks . Mr . Birkholz knew nothing of the gift until this morning , his wife having completed all the arrangements- with the lodge without letting him into the secret . She gives as a reason for this unique gift that he always came home from his lodge early at night .
NO DONNE CURIOSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NO DONNE CURIOSE On account of the illness of Rita Fornia , who was to sing the principal role in the first American production of Le Donne Curiose , at the Metropolitan opera house , on Dec . 28 , that production has been postponed until Jan . 3 . Sig . •Wolf-Ferrari , the composer of the opera , is due to arrive in New York on Jan . 2 , so he will be able to be present at the first production .
LAUDER NEARLY DROWNED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
LAUDER NEARLY DROWNED LONDON , Dec . 25 . —Harry Lauder , the comedian , narrowly escaped drowning today while attempting to cross from Gourock to Dunoon , his Scottish estate . Lauder s son , who came home from Cambridge university ten days ago to spend Christmas , is seriously ill , and the comedian was anxious to see him . He was to have opened in Manchester tomorrow in pantomime , and became worried over the condition of his son . There was no steamship scheduled from Gourock , owing to the rough weather , so he engaged a rowboat . When midway m the channel the boat shipped a number of heavy waves , and was nearly swamped . The occupants were drenched and after three hours buffeting with the waves managed to reach the shore . Mr . Lauder s son is improving and the comedian will be ready to open with the pantomime in Manchester tomorrow .
CONFERENCE IN DETROIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CONFERENCE IN DETROIT DETROIT , Mich ., Dec . 28 . —An important conference between Michigan vaudeville managers and representatives of the W . R . A . U . was held in the Teller hotel here Wednesday morning ot last week . The union actors were represented by Will J . Cooke , of New York , business agent of the organization , and Sam Morton , of the Four Mortons , who is a member of the W . R . A . U . Board of Directors . . , Within the past few months there has arisen slight misunderstanding between the Michigan managers who had been using White Rat and affiliated order acts and the W . R . A . U ., and the conference on Wednesday was intended * . ]*!) straighten out the tangle . Announcement was made that there was every IDT dication that matters will have been amicably adjusted by the first of the year and that the most pleasant condi ; tions for both managers and union performers would then prevail . While in the city Business RepresenT tative Cooke also investigated a case pen...
OPERA BY WIRE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
OPERA BY WIRE TORONTO , Can ., Dec . 25 . —A remarkable feat of telegraphy took place here today , it being the sending of the complete music score of an operetta by telegraph from New York to this city . When the Marie Cahill company arrived here this morning the music director of the company found that the music score had been lost . There was no duplicate score except one in New York city . A quick consultation resulted in arrangements being made with the publisher of the music in New York to send the score by telegraph . This meant that the exclusive service of -a wire had to be secured for two hours . Mr . Dreyfus , the publisher of the music , sat with an operator at the New York end of the wire , and Josiah Zur o , conductor of the company , was at this end . The message consisted of a translation of each note in the score , its value and location . As fast as this was received it was placed in shape at this end . Tonight the score was played by two violins , accompanied by a...
PLAY GETS BAPTISM [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
PLAY GETS BAPTISM PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 25 . —The scenery of Billie Burke s play The Runaway got an unexpected baptism tonight at its first production in this city . One of the automatic fire sprinklers on the stage went on a rampage after the stage had been set for the first act and sent a torrent of water down on the stage . The water flowed into the groove where the footlights are set . The scenery was entirely ruined and the action of the play was delayed for fifteen minutes . None of the company were on the stage at the time of the unexpected rainstorm or they would have been drenched . Miss Burke made a short and witty curtain speech , in which she explained the accident , and the audience rather enjoyed the unlocked for incident .
BULLWINKLE PAROLED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BULLWINKLE PAROLED Walter J . Bullwinkle , who while acting as bookkeeper for the New theater , absconded with $ 800 , had sentence suspended by Justice Blanchard when he was arraigned in a New York court last week . Directors of the New theater had pleaded for mercy for the young man , and he was released on parole , with the understanding that he should pay back the money as fast as he could earn it . It was shown at the examination that this was his first offense .
HOT SPRINGS HORSE SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
HOT SPRINGS HORSE SHOW CHICAGO , 111 ., Dec . 26 . —F . M . Barnes , of this city , whose offices are in the •Chicago opera house , has promoted a horse show for Hot Springs , Ark ., which is to be held from March 5 to 9 . The catalogue which has just been issued contains a big list of horses and shows the energy displayed by the gentleman . who originated the enterprise .