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SHANK'S NEW IDEA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
SHANKS NEW IDEA INDIANAPOLIS , Ind ., Dec . 25 . —Mayor Shank , of this city , who has acquired some little notoriety by selling apples , mince pies and Christmas trees at cost , on the streets of the city , has a new idea in view . His Advisory Board have prepared a new ordinance which will prevent children under 14 years of age from attending moving picture shows , unless accompanied by their parents and that no children under that age shall be allowed to take part in the shows . The ordinance also prohibits the erection of any theater or moving picture house within 250 feet of school buildings .
CARUSO INJURED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CARUSO INJURED At the conclusion of the performance of La Tosca last week , the great Caruso , who had been singing the leading role , fell against some scenery and inflicted painful injuries to his nose . He bled profusely and was unable to respond to encores . The injuries were not serious and will not interfere with the golden notes which he emits for the benefit of opera lovers in New York .
EDNA PICKS PLAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
EDNA PICKS PLAY Edna Goodrich , who was . formerly one of the Mrs . Nat Goodwins , has picked the play in which she will resume her theatrical work . •On Jan . 29 she will appear in Chicago with His Neighbor s Wife , with Charles Cherry in the leading male role . The play has not been a success , but it is expected that Edna will help to boom the production .
TO INSPECT PLAYS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
TO INSPECT PLAYS HARRISBURG , Pa ., Dec . 23 . —lhe Civic League have appointed a committee who will scrutinize all plays booked for presentation in this city and notify the public of their nature . As yet it has not been determined whether they shall watch the plays before they come to this city or while playing here .
THE LITTLE THEATER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
THE LITTLE THEATER Winthrop Ames announces that the Little theater on Forty-fourth street , New York , will be ready to open the first week in March . It will seat less than 500 people . The first play to be produced will be entitled The Pigeon , written by John Galsworthy .
RACK TO THE BILL CAR [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
RACK TO THE BILL CAR The allurement of the white-tops is too strong for anyone to resist , so we daily hear of people going back into the circus business after they have retired for good and all . The latest announcement in this line is a startling one . Willard D . Coxey , who made a big hit when he had charge of the press department of the William A . Brady enterprises , and who lately has been identified with Werba &amp; Luescher , has gone back to his first love and next summer will have charge of the press department of the 101 Ranch Wild West . Edward Arlington , the manager of this aggregation , is particularly elated over securing the services of Mr . Coxey as he is considered the most active and prolific of circus press agents , a man who knows how to write big stories and better yet how to plant them . Mr . Coxey was the general press representative for the Barnum &amp;¦ Bailey circus during the time James A .-Bailey owned the show and made thousands of fri...
Maeterlinck Now "Press-Agennng " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
Maeterlinck Now Press-Agennng A press-agentry device which bids fair to rival or even outdo the ugliest-woman-in-the-world episode of some time ago seems to be aborning in the case of no less a personage than Maurice Maeterlinck , the playwright . Maeterlinck is coming to America to witness the production by the Boston Opera company of his Pelleas et Melisande . In spite of the fact that he is said to detest newspaper publicity and interviews , he let it be known while in Paris , not long ago , that he felt himself equal to the task of getting into America and out again without his being recognized by the representatives of the notoriously aggressive American press . Now , presumably because Maeterlinck either does not or does want to be discovered by the reporters , each incoming vessel is being carefully watched by reporters . Headlines like this one which appeared in the New York Times a few days ago , Maeterlinck Not on Board , are quite common . It will be a great yarn for some...
ORPHEUM HOUSE TO CLOSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ORPHEUM HOUSE TO CLOSE EVANSVILLE , Ind ., Dec . 25 . —The New Grand theater , playing Orpheum vaudeville , will close on Jan . 1 . Manager Child states that the patronage has been slim and that the venture has proven a heavy loser . The Orpheum Circuit will retain the lease of the house but will not play vaudeville in Evansville until times brighten .
MANAGER TESTS LAW [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MANAGER TESTS LAW MUNCIE , Ind ., Dec . 19 . —Every moving picture theater in this city except one , closed last Sunday . The manager of one house , Forrest Simmonds , agreed to keep open so that he could be arrested , in order to test the validity of the law prohibiting the running of picture shows on Sunday . A warrant was served on him today and he was held under bail to appear in court . A fund has been raised for his defense and the law will be tested . The managers state that if they are compelled to close that they will take steps to stop all kinds of business on Sunday .
MARRIED ON STAGE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MARRIED ON STAGE Burdette Hunter and Mabel Marshau , of the Tiger Lilies Co ., were married on the stage of the Garden theater , Buffalo , N . Y ., Dec . 14 . The ceremony was performed by the Rev . Dobson , -of Kenmore . After the night performance a wedding banquet was given to the happy pair by the members of the company . They received many gifts .
AN ANNUAL SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
AN ANNUAL SHOW At the Central theater , Chemnitz , Germany , an annual celebration is given on Dec . 7 , that being the date on which the theater originally opened . Part of the program each year is to produce an afterpiece in which all artists on the bill are supposed to take part . This year the Viola Brothers were the only American act on the bill and it was feared that the parts assigned to them would be a failure , on account of their slight knowledge of the language . Much to the surprise of everybody they were one of the big hits of the bill and the next day the newspapers published their names in large type stating that they were real humorists . Director Blum of the theater gave a banquet after the show , at which all of the company were present . The house closes the week before Christmas every year for repairs and the afterpiece was such a success that it was again produced on the last three nights of the season .
TELLING HER REAL NAME [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
TELLING HER REAL NAME SAN FRANCISCO , Cal ., Dec . 25 . —No Star , since publicity was discovered , has ever been the center of so much copy as Anna Held , who is appearing at the Columbia theater in Miss Innocence . She has been exploited extensively , intimately and impertinently . Just how much she has relished the exploitation of her habits , foibles and excentricities nobody but she knows . On her present trip she is divulging facts about herself . Fiction is yielding to biography , and a commendable disposition on the part of the piquant actress to tell the truth about herself is in evidence . As an example of this frankness , which , after all , is better than mendacity , let the following suffice ; it comes direct from her management and is captioned , Facts in the Life of Anna Held : Born in Paris , France , of poor parents . Mother was a Pole , her father a Parisian . Youngest of seven children , other six of whom died . Helped mother in restaurant at age of nine , after h...
LOTTERY SCHEME ILLEGAL [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
LOTTERY SCHEME ILLEGAL SAN FRANCISCO , Cal ., Dec . 25 . —Robert Herndon and Samuel Stengle , proprietors of a moving picture theater in Oakland , Cal ., at Thirty-seventh avenue and East Fourteenth street , were taken into custody by Detectives W . F . Kyle and Harry Greene recently and lodged in jail oh a misdemeanor offense . It is alleged that they had been conducting a fraudulent land lottery drawing in connection with their show . The alleged plan consisted in taking $ 5 . 60 from every holder of a winning ticket , five being awarded nightly , the amount to be used by the proprietors , as they said , in clearing up title and recording the deed to a lot located near Skages Springs in Sonoma County . Later , upon inquiry at the Courthouse in Santa Rosa , the complainants claim they learned they had been swfndled , there being no such realty as described .
ITALIANS DISLIKE PICTURES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ITALIANS DISLIKE PICTURES SAN FRANCISCO , Cal ., Dec . 25 . —There was considerable excitement at the Portola Vaudeville theater in this city some time ago when moving pictures , reputed to be of the real Turkish-Italian war and supposed to have been taken in Tripoli , were shown to the patrons of the Portola . The pictures gave the Turks a little the best of it as far as the moral plot is concerned . Some of the pictures gave views of a crowded street scene in Tripoli , and the defenseless Turkish and Arab women and children being shot down by Italian troops by the thousands with gatling guns . Several Italians went into the Portola on the opening night and were so incensed at the reflections it cast upon the Italian army that they started trouble . One of them made an oration to the audience , declaring that Italian soldiers don t do such things , because they are gentlemen . It took several policemen to force him from the theater . The same kind of a rumpus started every night un...
GHOULS ROB GRAVE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
GHOULS ROB GRAVE PARIS , Dec . 23 . —The grave of Mile . Lautelme , the celebrated French actress , who was drowned several months ago , has been robbed . The discovery was made by attendants of the cemetery and upon the relatives being notified , they made the astounding statement that all of the jewels of the actress had been buried with her . She had been a popular favorite in Europe and money and jewels had been showered upon her . It is claimed that the amount of the valuables placed in the crypt , with the dead actress , was nearly $ 100 , 000 . The police officials are making an investigation and state that someone who knew the history of the woman committed the deed . The actress was drowned , but no particulars of how the disaster happened were ever given to the public .
HE'S IN AGAIN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
HES IN AGAIN TRENTON , N . J ., Dec . 26 . —Cohan &amp; Harris are announcing the first production of a new play in this city on Jan . 1 . The title is Officer 666 . Instead . of the usual preliminary bragging about the merits of the play , the firm state that they will present what they hope will prove a very funny play . It is a threeact farce written by Augustus MacHugh . In the cast will be George Nash , Wallace Eddinger , Ruth Maycliff , Charles W . Goodrich and others .
VAUDEVILLE CRAZY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
VAUDEVILLE CRAZY TRENTON , N . J ., Dec . 25 . —This city has a vaudeville craze which is spreading every day . All four of the big theaters are now running vaudeville regularly and many moving picture houses are also adding vaudeville . It was announced today that three more houses would be constructed in this city for this style of entertainment . One will have a seating capacity of 2 , 500 and the other two will each seat 1 , 000 .
MUSIC HALL RIOT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MUSIC HALL RIOT LONDON , Dec . 15 . —At Portsmouth Empire Palace has been a disturbance much like the troublous scene which caused the London Pavilion to drop out wrestling shows . Jack Madden , the jiu-jitsu instructor at Portsmouth Gunnery School , had been thrown by Tarro Myaki , Japanese exponent of these oriental advantage grips . He was _ not satisfied with the result , hence a Fridaynight come together at the rate of $ 1 a minute , the contest to terminate in twenty minutes . Madden lasted , and was paid i 20 in notes and gold on the stage , but words were exchanged with reference to the strangle hold which had been barred from the contest , though Madden had scratches on his throat . Myaki suddenly got rather warm m the region of the collar , and flew at Madden like a jumping tiger cat , but Madden gave him a stiff blow on the jaw , his hand at the time being full of notes and gold which his fist retained tightly . Myaki made a quick come-back , and with Port Arthur swiftnes...
SPANISH ARMADA PLAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
SPANISH ARMADA PLAY LONDON , Dec . 16 . —Word from Paris is that Queen Elizabeth of England , the ruffed royalty burlesqued by George Robey , will be Sarah Bernhardt s next role . The Great actress says : My Queen Elizabeth play begins after the death of Mary Stuart , and deals with the Queens relations with Essex and the time of the great Armada . M . Moreau ( the author ) has made good use of the incident of the ring given to Essex by the Queen , which the earl sent to her Majesty after he was sentenced to death , but which never reached her . The play opens at Plymouth with the sighting of the Armada . You see Drake playing bowls with the sea captains and refusing to be disturbed in his game by the appearance of the Spanish fleet . The next act takes place on the terrace of Richmond Palace , and the third in Westminster Hall during the trial of Essex for high treason . Before the * earl is led away he has a final scene , which is very finely written , with the Queen . In the last...
WON'T PAY THE FIDDLER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WONT PAY THE FIDDLER SAN FRANCISCO , Cal ., Dec . 25 . —Maud Lillian Berri , the well-known prima donna , was made the defendant in a suit brought at Fresno , Cal ., by the Theil Detective Agency . It is alleged that the actress has refused to pay more than $ 100 on a bill of $ 466 . 95 for services rendered by the agency . No mention is made in the suit of the nature of the ¦ work performed , although it is generally understood that the detectives were employed to secure evidence against her actor husband , Frank Moulan , the comedian .