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CLARA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CLARAS HAPPY CHRISTMAS YONKERS , N . Y ., Dec . 25 . —Although bed-ridden for years and almost blind , Clara Morris , the celebrated actress , was made very happy todayby receiving many gifts from friends in all parts of . the world . Among other gifts was twenty Japanese birds , sent by a former Japanese minister to America .
MOVEMENT IS AFOOT TO HELP IN EXPORT OF TRAINED ANIMALS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MOVEMENT IS AFOOT TO HELP IN EXPORT OF TRAINED ANIMALS Object Is to Secure Cancellation of Duty on Live Stock Acts Going Into Dominion of Canada . RUTLAND , Vt ., Dec . 25 . —There is on foot here a concerted movement for the more equitable arrangement of matters theatrical as they apply to the performer who wishes to play dates in Canada with a trained animal act . Under the present regulations which , it is held , are being enforced because of an erroneous interpretation of the customs laws , animal trainers and managers are charged a duty on such performing animals as they take out of the United States into Canada for the purpose of filling engagements . For instance , at the present time there is a duty of $ 2 . 50 on each animal in a performing lion act in which five or more animals are used . Moreover , this duty is not in the nature of a bond , but the amount is turned over to the Government and is not returned ; no matter whether the act plays but a single date on Canadian s...
PICTURES FOR BAD BOYS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
PICTURES FOR BAD BOYS J AMESBURG , N . J ., Dec . 26 . —Movifig . pictures have been adopted by the managers of the State Home for Boys as a means of checking criminal instincts . They were tried oh two occasions and helped the boys so much that hereafter weekly shows of films will be a regular proceeding . The films will all be of the comic kind , the idea of the . superintendent being that laughter is very helpful to growing boys .
ROCHESTER HOUSE READY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ROCHESTER HOUSE READY CHICAGO , Dec . 25 . —The Miles theater will soon open in Rochester , N . Y . Work of erecting the house has proven a record breaker to the builders . Up to the present time there has been no announcement regarding who will have the management of the house . Several managers are in view ; it is thought that a manager now in the West will be selected .
Feminine Fancies and Foibles [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
Feminine Fancies and Foibles By Cady Whaley MME . ADELAIDE NORWOOD made her initial bow to a vaudeville audience at Keith &amp; Proctor s Fifth Avenue theater the past week and at each performance she was the recipient of a most hearty welcome . This fact shows how well the finest musical numbers are now being received Lulu McConnell in the two-a-day house . Miss Norwood is in her prime as a singer , and has a reputation as the creator in English of the title roles in La Tosca , Madame Butterfly and La Boheme . The afternoon I heard her she sang a selection from La Boheme , The Cry of Die Walkeure and Come Back to Erin . Madame Norwood is a very handsome woman , with a charming stage presence , whose long experience in opera and concert work at once gives her the command of the master artist . BUT it is not necessary to dwell upon the beautiful quality of her glorious voice or the fine interpretation of each number , as New York audiences are familiar with her success , but ...
OBITUARY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
OBITUARY Frank S . Dare ¦ Frank S . Dare , an old-time acre-pax , died at his home in Lynn , Mass ., on Dec . 18 He was 54 years of age and tor ii . years had been well known in the vaudeville and circus business . At the age of 14 he lost one of his legs , but this -did not prevent him from becoming one of the best horizontal performers in the country . He successfully did every trick that other gymnasts attempted and ektracted much comedy during his turn by showing that he was minus one of his lower limbs . He had traveled all over America and had been in every part of Europe . He had been unable to work for over a year and although he had been suffering from a complication of diseases death came suddenly . He is survived by a mother and two sisters . Rose Etynge i Rose Etynge , who for many years was America s most popular leading woman , died Dec . 20 , at Amityville , L . I ., from a paralytic stroke . She was seventy-six vears of age and had been ill for many months . She was ...
COMING BACK HOME [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
COMING BACK HOME W . F . Wincherman , manager of Anita Diaz s Monkeys , who has just concluded a tour of Australia , is now playing a three weeks engagement in Honolulu , and at the same time will take in the sights on the island . Mr . Wincherman and associates will sail for New York in January , expecting to arrive in this country about Jan . 12 . Mr . Wincherman speaks in the highest terms of the treatment he received while on the Brennan Circuit .
ADAMS & GUHL RETURN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ADAMS &amp; GUHL RETURN ANN ARBOR , Mich ., Dec . 25 . —Gus ... dams and George Guhl , popularly known as The Two Admirals , with their , company of twenty , jjlayed a return engagement here last week . They used Oh , What a Night and The Two Admirals , the last named creation being the one in which they first appeared in Ann Arbor and made such a favorable impression . Arthur Lane has returned to manage the Majestic here , after an absence of six months , during which time he was in the Butterfield offices at Battle Creek . Bert St . John , of the B . C . Whitney Company , has been in Ann Arbor for the past two months , directing one ot the student operas . Mr . St . John will also stage the annual University Comedy Club production , The Magistrate , written by Arthur Wing Pinero .
PORTOLA THEATER SOLD . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
PORTOLA THEATER SOLD . SAN FRANCISCO , Cal ., Dec . 26 . —the Portola theater , on Market street , has been sold to the Popular Amusement Co ., and possession will be given to them on Jan . 2 . The company which has purchased the theater is controlled by J . J . Gottlob , Mellville Marx and Ralph Pincus . The new owners claim that they will , still continue the old policy of the theater , playing vaudeville and pictures , but that they may strengthen the vaudeville bills .
BAD WAY TO COLLECT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BAD WAY TO COLLECT CAMDEN , N . J ., Dec . 25 . —Charles Watson , a cornet player at a small theater in this city had a dispute with the proprietress , Mrs . Kate Young , as to the amount of his wages and she refused to pay him . He tried to force payment by pulling out a revolver and snapping the trigger in her face . She became hysterical until a bystander proved that the pistol was not loaded . Watson was arrested and received a month in jail in lieu of his weekly wage .
JUDGE RULES FOR ACTOR [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
JUDGE RULES FOR ACTOR A young stockbroker s clerk who had been arrested for raising a disturbancein a London music hall was given a scoring by the magistrate at his hearing . The magistrate said to him , If it istrue that you sought to embarrass the performer on the stage I do beg of you to reflect how mean and cruel a thing it is to act in that way . If a member of the audience does not like the performance he should go out , not remain and embarrass the performer , who very likely is doing his or her best to earn what is very often a small wage . The worse the performance the greater the cruelty in embarrassing the performer , rather you should give a little applause to encourage the poor nervous performer . Pray reflect on what I have said . . In America the magistrate would have said shortly and sweetly ,, tern dollars- or terr days .
YULETIDE AT COOK'S PLACE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
YULETIDE AT COOKS PLACE As is usual on Christmas Eve , Ma Lynch s Christmas tree , loaded down with funny little presents intended to hand her family of 100 , a hearty laugh came off . Those who were fortunate enough to be playing New York during the holidays spent a most enjoyable evening—ice cream , cake , Roman punch , singing , dancing and story telling kept every one in a jolly uproar .- Miss Belle Lynch , assisted by Jack Potts , gave the most novel dance seen in the past decade . The Chesterfieldian , good-natured manner in which King Christy handled Ma Lynch s annual Xmas party caused all present to feel sorry when some one said , Merry Xmas , good morning .
KID ACTRESS TRAVELS FAR [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
KID ACTRESS TRAVELS FAR SWEETWATER , Tex ., Dec . 24 . —Dorothy Rosendale ; three years old , arrived in this city today after having made the trip from Bridgeport , Conn ., alone . She was met at the train by her mother , who is with the Human Hearts company , and the child who made this long trip did so to play the child part in that play . She left Bridgeport on Monday morning with a tag attached to her dress and made the long trip without any discomforts . Pullman conductors and porters gave her every attention , and passengers on the train vied with each other in taking care of her . She is a born little trouper and did not seem to think that the trip across the country was anything to talk about .