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WIFE OF SHOW PRINTER DIES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WIFE OF SHOW PRINTER DIES CHICAGO , Dec . 25 . —Mrs . Olive Cross , wife of Marion O . Cross , ; of the Cross &amp; Bunta Show Printing Co ., shot and killed herself on Friday afternoon . Her husband and relatives were in the apartment at the time . It is said that Mrs . Cross long has been despondent over an illness from which it was believed she could not recover . She attempted suicide on Dec . 16 by drinking carbolic acid . Her husband detected her trying to take her life and knocked the phial from her hand . A verdict of death by suicide was returned by the coroner s jury on Saturday .
HARRIS THEATER OPENS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
HARRIS THEATER OPENS PITTSBURGH , Dec . 26 . —Although the work on the Harris theater was pushed through in record-breaking time , there was naught left undone when that beautiful house opened its doors yesterday . The house is one of the prettiest in the city , with every modern convenience , both in the front of the house and back of the curtain line . The stage is 36 x 26 feet , and the house has a seating capacity of 2 , 200 . The opening exercises included an address by Mayor Magee , of Pittsburgh , followed by an address by Mr . D . Harris , a brother of John P . Harris . There were two capacity houses on Christmas day , and from the looks of the business today the house is an assured winner .. The house is situated on Diamond street , just back of the Grand opera house . J . P . Harris , the builder and owner of the new house , also controls the Family theater , Pittsburgh , and theaters in McKeesport , Pa ., and Detroit , Mich . The vaudeville bill for the opening week inclu...
NEW THOMPSON THEATER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NEW THOMPSON THEATER CHICAGO , Dec . 26 . —H . L . Stevens &amp; Co ., architectural engineers , have completed plans for a theater which John R . Thompson is to erect in Milwaukee avenue , near Logal Square boulevard . The theater will be modern in every respect , will have a frontage of 70 feet and a depth of 110 feet , and will cost $ 150 , 000 . It will be absolutely fireproof and the inside stairways will be inclosed . In addition to this protection , there also will be the usual emergency exterior fire escapes . The architecture will be modern French . The main lobby will extend across the entire width to the height of two stories . It will be finished in Caen stone and marble . Four stairways , extending from the lobby to the balcony and gallery will be provided . A ladies parlor and nursery , under the constant charge of an attendant , and a gentlemen s smoking room will be among the unusual equipage . The stage will be entirely modern and is planned to be the larges...
NELLIE COULDN'T TALK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NELLIE COULDNT TALK Nellie Revell , who can grind out more talk for the press than any other living being , was so surprised at a banquet given by Percy Williams to his employes on Christmas Eve that she could not say anything but two words . Nellie does the press-work for the Williams enterprises and is supposed to know everything that is going on in that chain of theaters . At the end of the banquet Mr . Williams presented Miss Revell with a silver desk outfit , including a clock . She opened the package and was about to make a speech , but when she looked at the time all she could say was , I m surprised .
WASHINGTON T . M . A . 'S ELECT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WASHINGTON T . M . A . S ELECT WASHINGTON , D . C , Dec . 25 . —The following officers have been elected by Lodge No . 7 , T . M A ., of this city , for the ensuing year : James H . Becker , president ; Thomas I . Trundle , pastpresident ; Louis Bord , treasurer ; C . Parker , chaplain ; John A . Gayer , recording secretary ; Leonard Rubel , financial secretary ; George OMalley , sar-geant-at-arms ; A . E . Toogood , marshal ; Dr . James H . Stone , physician ; Theodore Miles , James Mueller , Ralph Gury , trustees . Grand Vice-President Sprague is to install the newly elected officers Jan . 14 , 1912 .
ENTERTAIN PRISON INMATES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ENTERTAIN PRISON INMATES CHICAGO , Dec . 26 . —Under the auspices of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association , the following performers at eight o clock on Christmas morning gave an entertainment for the inmates of the state penitentiary at Joliet , 111 .: Grace Wilson , J . C . Short , The Mortimer Sisters , Bartelli &amp; Murphy , Rudolph &amp; Lena , Elizabeth Otto , Fred Primrose , and the Church City Four .
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
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CHOOSERS DELIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CHOOSERS DELIGHT By H . C . G . Father Time . New Year s bells are ringing , ringing ; All the folks are singing , singing ; For the New Year s bringing , bringing Joy to every home . Agents must be stalling , stalling ; Way that they are bawling , bawling ; Think I will be calling , calling On the telephone . For Im laying off out here , And this laying off is dear ; I must get work or I will quit this year . Chorus . But I can t , can t , can t , can t , can t get farther time ; I did my best to get out West , but I was turned down like the rest . It s not because my act is bad , For all reports they ve ever had Were excellent , and still Im sad , Cause I can t get farther time . An article in the Xmas PLAYER says the lyric is the most important part of a song . Do you get the lyrics that lead this column weekly ? And while on the subject of last week s issue , an article entitled Many Ways to Break Your Neck omitted one way—that of trying to buy the Xmas edition of THE PLAYER . I...
TOO MUCH REALISM [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
TOO MUCH REALISM While James Cruze , an actor who makes a specialty of posing for moving picture films , was enacting the part of Dick Turpin , the English highwayman , near New York City , a sly thief showed him the tricks of an up-to-date highwayman . When the actor galloped away from the automobile containing his clothing the thief went in the other direction with a $ 400 mink overcoat , a $ 200 diamond scarfpin , and a roll of notes . The operator of the camera did not see the real robbery or he might have incorporated it in the film .
ACTORS LOSE BY FIRE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ACTORS LOSE BY FIRE MACON , Ga ., Dec . 16 . —The Majestic theater was almost totally destroyed by fire last night . The house was playing vaudeville under the management of A . H . Dudley . As the fire broke out at midnight all the performers lost their wardrobe and effects . Among those who suffered large losses were : C . Arthur , acrobat ; Cirina &amp; Barbura , musical act ; Billie Watkins and Williams Sisters , a singing act ; Mile . Stantone , telepathist . A benefit was given at the Auditorium tonight for the benefit of those who met with loss and a goodly sum was realized . Arrangements have been made to restore the interior of the theater and it is expected that it will reopen in two weeks . Vaudeville will again be played .
TWO NEW ONES IN BERLIN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
TWO NEW ONES IN BERLIN BERLIN , Dec . 23 . —Franz Lehar s new operetta , Eva , was produced here tonight with the composer personally conducting the orchestra . It was not received with any degree of favor like that bestowed on his previous works and the critics agree that it does not equal The Merry Widow or The Count of Luxembourg . One of the airs in the new opera is patterned after American ragtime songs . Heiligenwale , a new comedy by Robert Sandeth , a young Austrian , was also produced here tonight and it made a big hit . Critics state that it is one of the brightest contributions to German literature in a decade .
TRULY PLAYS SANTA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
TRULY PLAYS SANTA BALTIMORE , Dec . 25 . —Truly Shattuck , late star of Alma , who has been convalescing in the Johns Hopkins Hospital , played Santa Claus today . She was wheeled into the children s ward and distributed presents to every one of the little patients . Her many friends deluged her with tokens of their love , but she said none of them gave her as much joy as the work of giving to the little sufferers . She is rapidly recovering and will be able to resume work in a few weeks .
BELLAIRE'S NEW THEATER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BELLAIRES NEW THEATER BELLAIRE , Ohio , Dec . 25 . —A new vaudeville house is to be erected here . Work will be begun as soon as the weather moderates and the construction will- be hurried as fast as is safe . Wheeling , W . Va ., capitalists are financing the project and it is understood that it will be under the management of one of the theatrical men of that city . ^ ,
BERLIN'S NEW OPERA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BERLINS NEW OPERA BERLIN , Dec . 24 . —A new opera entitled Jewels of the Madonna , was produced here last night and scored heavily . It is the joint work of Wolf and Ferrari . Arrangements have been made to produce the opera in Chicago in January and the composer will cross the ocean to conduct the orchestra at the premiere .
CLIFTON CRAWFORD HURT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CLIFTON CRAWFORD HURT Clifton Lrawtord , tne actor , was seriously hurt in an auto smash on Christmas Eve , in New York City . A taxi cab in which he was riding skidded and overturned . He was pinned beneath it . His face and neck were badly cut but he was able to resume his part in The Quaker Girl at the Christmas matinee .
'FRISCO'S BIG TIME [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
FRISCOS BIG TIME SAN FRANCISCO , Dec . 25 . —One of the most unique celebrations of Christmas Eve ever held in this country took place here last night . One hundred thousand persons gathered in the center of the city to join in the musical celebration of the coming of Christmas . Jan Kubelik played the violin and David Bispham , the baritone , sang a number of selections and members of the French opera company gave a long musical program . At the conclusion the vast audience joined in singing Adeste Fideles . Street traffic was entirely suspended during the celebration and the people of the city were wild with enthusiasm over the festivities .
NEW EMPIRE THEATER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NEW EMPIRE THEATER WASHINGTON , D . G , Dec . 26 . —The Empire Circuit have secured a plot of ground at Ninth and F streets and will start the erection of a new theater early in the spring . It will be used exclusively for the attractions of the Empire Burlesque Circuit . The plans already adopted show that this will be the largest theater in Washington , and the structure will be thoroughly fire-proof and up to date in every particular . The plot of ground was selected by a committee consisting of Col . John Wahlen , James Wahlen , James E . Fennessy , George W . Rife , H . C . Miner , Jr ., and Harry Martell . The house will take the place of the Kernan Lyceum theater , which has been a burlesque house for thirty-five years When this house is completed it will make thirty-eight theaters owned or controlled by the Empire Circuit .