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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
T SE V A UI W- E NEWS Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and a 1 those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City GLENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News is distributed free to attics managers , theatre employees and 17 others connected with Vaudeville in the United States and Canada . II vou find it Impossible to obtain your Lpy through the theatres , write us and we will place your name on a separate mailing list . Artists who do not find copies available each week in the theatres they play are urged to notify us , giving name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING No advertising of any kind will be accepted for publication In The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS does not assume responsibility for Individual contributions appearing In these columns , nor should statements appearing in same necessarily be taken as the policy of this paper or Its sponsors . Contributions of interest to the vaudeville world are solicited , but the full name and a...
HELLO , HAPPY HUSBANDS ! [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
HELLO , HAPPY HUSBANDS ! Are husbands always happy ? Husbands enjoy all the comforts of a good home and incidentally learn to take as well as give in little family quarrels . Bachelors miss the scrapping privileges accorded benedicts . But they both , enjoy the wise and witty quips about hubby , shown in the popular film subject , Topics of the Day . How true to life these wordings are , you may judge from the following Topic selections , made by . ; the VAUDEVILLE NEWS for our readers : Say , Joe , you ought to buck up and show your wife who is running things at your house . Henpeck , ( sadly ) : . ¦; . It isnt , necessary . She knows . —London ; Answers . Husband : Didnt I telegraph you not to bring your mother with you ? ¦ Wife : That s what she wants to see you about . . —Saskatoon Telegram . • —~^^^ Cheer up , old man , why don t you drown your sorrow ? She s bigger than . I am , and besides , it would be murder ! —London ( Eng . ) Tit-Bits . She ( during the quarrel)— You neve...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
EDITORIAL SELFISHNESS If there is any one trait to be found in ALL human beings it is selfishness . We do not say , however , that every one does not perform an unselfish deed now and then . But really unselfish deeds are rare in most people . We may kid ourselves into believing that a certain favor we do for someone B is purely from altruistic motives , but sizing it up in a cold and neutral manner , we discover that after all there is at least a subconscious hope for some measure of personal gain to ourselves as a result of this unselfish favor . When an artist joins the N . V . A . he is selfish—and quite naturally so . He joins because he believes he will benefit HIMSELF . And the organization that- will not be of benefit to you is not worth joining . The managers , in accomplishing all of the improvements for artists that are now evident to everyone , have been prompted by SELFISHNESS . No less an authority than Mr . E . F . Albee himself , has said so , in as many words , upon...
HOW ABOUT IT ? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
HOW ABOUT IT ? By BILLY CURTIS N—ow is the time if you do not belong . A—nswer this question , how can you go wrong ? T—here s the insurance thats in force today . I—sn t that worth the ten dollars-you pay ? O—ther good features youll find . there galore , N—ever has any club offered you more . A—11 of the comforts youd wish for are there , L—oads of good eats on the club bill of fare . V—audeville artists come into their own , A—t this new . club house twas built for , their home U—nder the guidance of capable men , D—bing for you everything that they can . E—very convenience to make things just right , V—audeville bills with your meals Sunday night . I—s there a club where the dues are so low ? L—ook where you will and your answer is NO . L—onesomeness there is a thing thats unknown , E-r-eyeryone s like one big family at home . A—11 ; that you need is a blank and a pen . R—ight—I mean write—youre name on it and then T—ake it to s omeone wholl sponsor your name I—nto the Club and ...
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS It must bg great closing the show in a small town—and . . see .. nothing but the backs of your audience . To lose money is bad . To lose a friend is bad also , but to lose ambition is the worst loss of all . Lying and stealing go hand in hand . Next to being a good winner , is being a good loser . Those who influence you to doing good , are your friends , and believe in you . Just as good • usually proves unsatisfactory . . ¦ , Why does the actor persist in leading an irregular existence ? He who spurns a suggestion is the worst kind of a fool . Secret for success in showdom : Listen , remember and say nothing . We of the theatre should be proud , for are we not disciples of the God of Happiness ? What you once did , means nothi-g . It s what youre doing now , that counts . Some people are so stupid , -they have an idea bridges are . built to give shade to the fish . Losing ones temper publicly shows lack of proper training . Some acts grumble because tiny nev...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
PERSONALITIES Although very little mention has been made of the fact , it is nevertheless true that the Win . Fox circuit of vaudeville theatres in New York City is a prominent and active part of the widespread movement for the improvement of relations between artist and manager . Artists playing the Fox theatres recently are protuse in ilieir praise of the treatment accorded them , both by the booking managers ; the house managers and the crews and staffs of the var . ous theatres . Working conditions : are also splendid , and while they make very little noise auout . it , the fact remains that the Fox organization is doing its level best to contribute its share to the . general reform . liefuie sailing tor r-urope recently : Mr . aiM IVHS . Aaiuii j . Junes were . g . veu a . ^ iiHiuei at tne Hotel ASiur - oy pruni . neiu tlua . iicai men o i the metropolis . rue Junes s . ateruom on the Aquitan . a was lmeu IU uveruowmg wiin cai . uy , , uowers and . i . iner guts . Junes , Linic...
^ J ^ UVEDWMtt llARSliftLLO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
^ J ^ UVEDWMtt llARSliftLLO ST . PAUL , MINN ., Nov . 11 . There is an N . V . A . room in the St . Paul Orpheum . But this week , owing to , the big revue on the bill , it is utilized as a parking place for Fred Fenton s tin of burnt cork , his rabbits foot , sweat shirt , etc . It is also utilized as a kennel for Fenton s Well known bull dorg . The room is situated on a gallery one floor up from the stage . At rehearsal Fenton made a speech from the door of his classy dressing room exhorting all to join the N . V . A . and to pay up their dues . He offered to propose anyone desiring to join . . Speaking of Fenton &amp; Fields , they were closing the bill jn the Twin Cities Monday night . I * stuck around and saw them completely stop the show in that difficult spot . Pretty good for St . Paul , say I ; Arthur _ White is pretty well established back in his hpme town after his long stay in New Orleans . He brought his New Orleans treasurer up here with him and judging from th...
« LOEW-LYONS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
« LOEW-LYONS By JIMMY LYONS KANSAS CITY , MO ., Nov . 4 . The Union Station is quite a ways from the hotel and theatre district so advise taking taxi or Main Street car to same . The theatre you play is the Garden . A very beautiful house , and . doing a tremendous business . I don t care to mention hotels here , as Eddie Marshall has previously given that information in his column , but . for acts playing the . Loew house , 1 the most convenient place to stop is the ; Grand Avenue Hotel . You will find Ibis very clean , nice rooms and reasonable . Qnly two blocks from the theatre . The orchestra and crew here are very capable , and the door-man very nice . The Orpheum- Theatre here is a beauty . The Globe plays the WesternV Vaudeville acts . Pahtage s new house is -under construction , the frame , work nearly all up . It will only be half , a . block from Loews Garden . Billy House , formerly comedian with Boyle Woolfolks Bridal Belles , is at present playing stock in Oklahoma . Bi...
ANOTHER HON THEATRICAL HOTEL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
ANOTHER HON THEATRICAL HOTEL OKMULGEE , OKLA ., Nov . 10 . 1 Q 2 » . Mr . Glenn Condon , Editor , VAUDEVILLE NEWS , New York City ; N . Y . Dear Mr . Condon : * Just , a line at this time for the good of the profession . Wish you would notify the vaudeville world through your wonderful little paper , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , about a Mr . Silvers , proprietor of the Jefferson Hotel in Tulsa , Okla . We ( Harold and Willa Brown , The Apollo Duo , and myself ) wired afriend in Tulsa to reserve rooms at his hotel forus . This friend was living at the Cordova Hotel . He was unable to make reservations for us at his hotel , so he went to the Jefferson Hotel and reserved rooms for us there . We arrived in Tulsa from Little Rock alioul twelve-thirty at night , and immediately went to the Jefferson . The manager was waiting for us and showed us two of the worst rooms I have ever seen at the price , $ 4 . 50 per night each . We refused to accept the rooms . Whereupon the hotel manager threatened...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a solendid department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well as booking offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this office from time to time . We will sort and file them and publish the list . No letter is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure and allow , [ enty of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose Ulf-addressed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . Adamson , Miss Ethel Arriell , F ™ nky . Ashury , Mr . Billic Atkinson , Harold B . . Baker , Phil •; Basil , Nick Belmont , Miss Juliette Bennett , Mr . Joe Bennett , Mrs . Win . 11 . Bcntrec , Mr .-Chris Bcnway , Mr . Happy Berlin , Mr . Dean Bernard , Mr . Billy Bcrnc...
' HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR By AL FOX CHICAGO . ILL ., November 11 : 1 saw our genial friend . Johnnv Na » h , f be W . V . M . A . in a bov at thn Tom » urke Concert . Hurrah for the Irish ! Jack Lait , Chicagos playwright and rnnfescntative of Variety , is out of town this w &lt; ttk on a hunting trip . f tenrge Rockwell went on a three days \ vV l ast weclc ^ aHnR notb ; ng but water . iir-thfr ne Hirl it for old times sake or was a , cctcfl by McSwiney s record is a matter 01 ^ njecture . l - ^ elie Toilette is wearing a beautiful 1 , ea n necklace . A gift from her husband , Win . Dcniarcsr . One Chicago candidate for citv . election announces amonir bis good rrracc * fia 1 : hr is * ift ; y *» ars old . is mar-ied af ^ lives w »* h his fam * lv at ¦ — -Street . Chicago . Why boast of it wh ^ n you acknowledge you arc fifty years old ? BnV Stovcn &lt; xvbn recently closed wib flip Fred P . Marshall Stcrck Comnanv . at f * aH n } orn . Md . na eseH th ^ nmsh China ^ ...
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS By M 1 LLICENT EASTER COLUMBUS , OHIO , Nov . IS . Of course nobody was surprised when Prcsidcnt-Elect Harding came to Columbus for a farewell golf game before leaving for the South . Marie Cooke , who was here last year as Marie Cahills accompanist , came here for a two-hours visit with Eva Shirley before leaving for the St . Joseph . Manager John Royal , of Cleveland , dropped in to see Manager W . W . Prosscr the day of the big football game . Governor-Elect Harry L . Davis and party also came down for the game . Mr . Davis promises to be a Keith Regular after the first of the year . He has always been popular around the front of the house , where he is a frequent visitor when in Columbus . Fran »* : « Renault announced his engagement to Fern Rogers during his engagement here . Miss Rogers was formerly a musical stock favorite here . Mike Abel , publisher of the Keith program , accompanied by Mrs . Abel , is spending a month in New York .
I ROUND LONGACRE SQUARE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
I ROUND LONGACRE SQUARE OH , SAY CAN YOU SEE ? Armistice . Night at the N . V . • A . Club was a gay _ night . Tables were taxed to capacity with good natured folk who came to commemorate the new holiday . One of our very popular members , Owen Jones , t- ayed a medley of patriotic melodies , niuch to the delight of those prcsentt Everybody rame to attention when our own S * arRianirled Banner was nlaved and Tom Miirrav , well known N . V . A ., and 100 per cent Yankee , led the assemblage in singing the Anthem . NEW ACT Lowell Drew , formerly of Drew fc Wallace , and Foster . Ball , recently of Ball &amp;• West , will 1 ) P seen shortly in P now act . entitled : A Grand Old Army Man . CALL AGAIN LiUan Shaw joined the fun makers at the Club Armistice Night . A GOODLY CROWD Johnnv Navin , of Albany , was host of one of the largest parties ever given at the club ; The affair was hel . Artn ; et : ce Night in honor of Mr . and Mrs . Tark Km ft , nt * e r present at rhe Navir t ...
FROM ST . LOUIS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
FROM ST . LOUIS . By GEORGE W . GAMBR 1 LL ST . LOUIS , MO ., Nov . 18 . The Beau Brummel of vaudeville theatre managers , Mr . Edward Cline , better known as just plain Eddie , and who has managed some of the largest theatres in the east—well holds , down the position of manager of Loew s Garrick Theatre here now , having arrived a few weeks ago to take the place of W .. A . Finney , former manager of this house . Finney lias gone to Memphis , to manage the New Loew Stale Theatre ; Although only being here a short time Eddie . has made a lot of friends , through his winning personality . Vaudeville houses here seem to be hatting a thousand in the . lilted to capacity league . Crowds nightly form lines in front of the box offices , at all houses . Members of The Overseas Revue which opened yesterday at Loews Garrick Thca1 re , can write home and tell em how they knocked em out of their seats , for they ^ sure . did . The show opened and gave a million laughs to the crowded house .
HOW N . V . A . CARDS ARE DISPLAYED BACK STAGE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
HOW N . V . A . CARDS ARE DISPLAYED BACK STAGE The above photo depicts a cleverly arranged frame of colored N . V . A . postcards , Including 24 views of the exterior and interior of the club house . It was executed by Harry J . Bryan , manager of the Palace Theatre , Milwaukee , and hangs In a prominent place back stage at that house . Managers all over the country have used the set of postcard views of the club In a similar manner and It Is difficult now for the artist to go Into any vaudeville theatre without being reminded of his elegant home In New York .
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
N . V . A . NOTES Aileen Stanley left the e arly &gt;^ part of the week for a brief vacation and family re-union at her Western home in Chicago . Her brother , known professionally as Bob Williams , will be playing there with The Girls From Joyland and they will celebrate Thanksgiving a week ahead of time-, after which she will return to her Eastern home at the N . V . A . club in time to celebrate the turkey date here . The McCarthy girls , Maryland Agnes , have returned after a long tour with Look Who s Here company , and three months playing Association time through the Middle West . The Melva Sisters , June and Irene , are also back home at the club and played at the Alhambra last week . These four girls make up just about the most i popular quartette we have ever had . Armistice Day was celebrated in connection with the usual Thursday night dance and we had one- of the largest and jolliest crowds of the nresent season . The event was patriotic throughout and the height ...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 19 November 1920
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY MASON CITY , IOWA , Nov . 13 . Friend Lew : Did you notice how quick the weather got cold after the Political Speakers qui talkin ? . . . Out here they are tryin to find out who ordered Ionian classes put in all the votin hooths . So the ivo . Hcn could jio \ y : lcr llic ; r noses and fix their hair while they were scratchin their hallot ., There -was a snow storm in this town yesterday but it didn t bother the Democrats any . They are now used to bein snowed under .- ; , I see where Bryan asked the President to resign but he wouldnt do it . . Said hed already got his -coal in f ° r the winter . . The papers say that Debs dont want to get out . You can t blame him . This is « time of . year to be giving up a warm comfortable room . Yours truly , - ARTHUR TERRY-
FORTY FIVE ENTERED IN CONTEST FOR N . V . A . MEMBERSHIP TROPHIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 26 November 1920
FORTY FIVE ENTERED IN CONTEST FOR N . V . A . MEMBERSHIP TROPHIES The Ni . V . A . membership contest , November 15 to December 15 , started last week , with great enthusiasm evident on all sides and a goodly number of applications as testimonials of the loyalty of members to their organization . Forty-five women • members entered the contest in which five handsome prizes will be awarded to those sending in the largest number of applications . Two of them are tied . for third place . In the event there should be a tie at the finish of the contest for one or all of the prizes , articles equal in value to the one offered in each instance , will be given to each of those so tied . The leading contestant at the close of the first week had only nine applications to her credit , thus showing that it is not too late to enter now with a clean slate . The contest is young . Get into the game ! Youll . be doing your duty by your fellow artists and youll find it lots of fun , getting new membe...