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CENSOR STEPS OUT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CENSOR STEPS OUT LONDON , Dec . 23 . —The dramatic censor of London , George Alexander Redford , resigned this week . His official title was Examiner of Plays . He is succeeded by Charles E . Brookfield , who was appointed associate censor in November . The appointment of this gentleman raised a storm in London , which has been increased by many of his decisions since he has taken office . He compelled a change in the costumes in Kismet , although it had been running for over a year .
ORPHEUM ORTHOGRAPHS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ORPHEUM ORTHOGRAPHS Ida Fuller will return to the Orpheum Circuit shortly after the first of the year with a new spectacular production called If . . The title is the only undoubtful feature of the performance . She has been playing in Europe for several months . Not contented with mastering the mimicry of speech , Miss Cecelia Loftus , on her present tour , will give an imitation of one of Miss Maud Allan s classic dances . To add to the realism of this unusual bit of mimicry , Miss Loftus is carrying with her a duplicate of the scenic setting used by Miss Allan in London . Camille Ober will start the New Year and her second tour of the Orpheum Circuit simultaneously . The petite French woman scored a _ most emphatic hit two years ago in the same theaters she is now booked for . Her voice , of rare sweetness and remarkable range , is best remembered through her delivery of Coming Through the Rye . Mclntyre &amp; Heath have found the Swetzer Swamp and the Ham Tree . When it ...
NEW PALACE THEATER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NEW PALACE THEATER Martin Beck , the head of the Orpheum Circuit of Vaudeville theaters , has definitely announced that he will invade New York next year . He has leased a plot of ground on Broadway between Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh streets and the work of construction will be started at once . In an interview Mr . Beck stated that the new theater would play the highest type of vaudeville bills in America and that all of the importations for the Orpheum Circuit would make their first appearance in this house . It has been definitely decided to call the new house The Palace . The whole structure will be devoted to the theater . After closing the deal for the ground Mr . Beck went to Chicago and made the announcement that the new theater , now being constructed in that city by Herman Fehr , would also be called The Palace . It has heretofore been called the City Hall Square theater .
LIEBLER & CO . TO BUILD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
LIEBLER &amp; CO . TO BUILD Soon after the announcement by the New Theater Founders that they had decided to abandon the project of building another playhouse for the presentation of the drama under conditions which they consider ideal , came the statement that negotiations were under way for the lease of the site on West Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth streets by other parties who would erect a theater for operation as a purely commercial enterprise . Rumor has it that the new theater is to be erected by Liebler &amp; Co . who , it is generally understood , have long been on the look-out for another house in which to offer their attractions .
NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NEW YEARS EVE SHOW It has gotten to be a fad in New York to give a show on New Year s Eve . Ziegfeld is to bring his Follies over from Philadelphia for a Sunday night concert , Dec 31 , and now Werba and Luescher announce that they will hold a double concert on the same night at both the Liberty and Gaiety theaters . Alice Lloyd and the Little Miss FixIt company and all the stars of the Spring Maid company are to appear at both theaters . The companies will exchange theaters at 9 . 45 so that the audience , at both theaters will see the whole show .
SUING OSCAR'S SON [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
SUING OSCARS SON The marital woes of Abraham Hammerstein , son of Oscar Hammerstein , and his wife , known to the theatrical profession as Miriam Henriques , have come to the attention of the New York courts . Mrs . Hammerstein sought warrants for the arrest of her husband on charges of bigamy , non-support , and attempted suicide and was advised to bring an action for non-support . Since she separated from her husband Mrs . Hammerstein has been appearing in vaudeville , billed as The American Beauty .
ANOTHER VAUDEVILLE HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ANOTHER VAUDEVILLE HOUSE HUDSON , N . Y ., Dec . 26 . —The Warren theater in this city , which had been run as a motion picture theater for the past three years , has been purchased by Sig . Simon , who has added vaudeville , making it the only place in Hudson which provides this kind of entertainment . The Choos Amusement Co . book the talent . The vaudeville bill for the first three days of the week of Dec . 11 was headlined by Frank and Sadie Harrigan aiid their kids .
REBUILDING PIER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
REBUILDING PIER OCEAN CITY , N . J ., Dec . 25 . —The Ocean Pier , owned and operated by Chris . Hand , is being enlarged and improved . A large amount of money will be spent on the improvements , much of it on the auditorium , where vaudeville will be played next summer .
VAUDEVILLE FOR PRISONERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
VAUDEVILLE FOR PRISONERS The Consolidated Vaudevillains entertained the prisoners at the New York City Prison , Raymond street , on Christmas afternoon . The following performers volunteered their services : Imro Kara , with his tricks ; Scheer &amp; Cole , hebrew comedians ; Frank Eagan , Brooklyn s favorite tenor ; Columbia Four , singers ; John Diehl , zither soloist ; Dave Alman , popular Irish comedian ; Petite Henrietta , the doll singer ; Dave MacFayden , baritone ; Mort Green , songs ; Harry Ennis , Brooklyn s favorite entertainer ; James &amp; Edward MacGowan , singers and comedians ; Mae Baltic , songs ; Ames &amp; Warde , singers , and a number of others . Joe Cooper furnished the music and A . W . Lindeman acted as stage manager .
CARNIVAL FOR SEATTLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CARNIVAL FOR SEATTLE Joseph Blethen , son of Alden J . Blethen , owner and editor of the Seattle Times and known to the theatrical profession as the co-author for The Alaskan , a musical comedy which enjoyed some little popularity a couple of years ago , is in New York City boosting for a week s festival and carnival celebration which is to be held in Seattle next summer . According to Mr . Blethen s statement , the city of Seattle is to spend $ 150 , 000 in entertaining with pageants , etc ., the visitors whom the celebration is expected to attract .
THINKS LILLIAN POOR NAME [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
THINKS LILLIAN POOR NAME It is said that as a result of the unwholesome notoriety given the name of Lillian Graham through the Stokes episode , Lillian Graham , the dancer who was last seen on Broadway in The Red Rose , has decided to distinguish herself from the shooting chorus girl in the future by using the name Lysa Graham . When the Stokes case first came up , the dancer dropped one 1 from her name in the hope that this distinction would prove sufficient , but she has found a more radical change necessary .
GENIA RAIE HURTS ANKLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
GENIA RAIE HURTS ANKLE CHICAGO , Dec . 26 . —While acting on the stage of the Standard theater , Peoria , 111 ., last Monday evening , Genia Raie , a comic song and dance artist , narrowly escaped serious injury . During the giving of one of her dances a powerful spot light was thrown upon her . She was blinded momentarily and instead of backing into the wings she walked off the stage , falling into the pit four feet below . She landed on her feet , severely wrenching one of her ankles .
BREAK ACTRESS' JAW [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
BREAK ACTRESS JAW PHILADELPHIA , Pa ., Dec . 25 . —Mrs . Jennie Stewart , a vaudeville actress , and her brother , William D . Huff , were held up in this city early Thursday morning and beaten and robbed . One of the pair s assailants struck Mrs . Stewart and fractured her jaw . Huff lost $ 25 , a gold watch and some valuable papers . Three men were arrested for the holdup and were later identified by Mrs . Stewart and her companion .
WHITLOCK TO WRITE PLAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WHITLOCK TO WRITE PLAY TOLEDO , O ., Dec . 25 . —It is said that David Belasco , while in this city recently , secured Mayor Brand Whitlock s promise to write a play for early production by the Belasco forces . The play is to be a political one and will deal with the submerged classes of which Mayor Whitlock has written in novels and short stories .
ACTRESS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ACTRESS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE CHICAGO , Dec . 22 . —Mrs . Ned Langer , a former actress , attempted to commit suicide yesterday by jumping from a second story window of the Schwartz hotel at Waukegan . Mrs . Langer had been deserted by her husband , Ned Langer , once a manager of a Chicago vaudeville house and an actor . The woman will recover . Mr . and Mrs . Langer formerly traveled the vaudeville circuits in a sketch entitled Two Geraldines .
ACTOR'S EFFECTS ATTACHED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
ACTORS EFFECTS ATTACHED CHICAGO , Dec . 25 . —An attachment on the salary , trunks , and apparatus of the Great Franzcelias was secured by the Castleberg National Jewelry Co . on Dec . 20 while Franzcelias was playing at the Apollo theater . The attachment is for $ 564 , and R . L . Jacoby , manager of the Apollo theater , was appointed custodian of the chattels . The White Rats Actors Union will defend the case , Sol and Fred Lowenthal being of counsel .
SISTER SUES JOHNNY HAND [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
SISTER SUES JOHNNY HAND CHICAGO , Dec . 25 . —Johnny Hand , band leader , was sued by his sister , Mrs . Josephine Backer , 70 years old , in Municipal Judge Hill s court on Thursday for $ 910 , which Mrs . Backer claimed represented back salary from Johnny for acting for him in the capacity of housekeeper . After hearing the evidence , Judge Hill awarded the plaintiff a verdict of $ 303 .
WILL JOIN "HANKY PANKY " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WILL JOIN HANKY PANKY CHICAGO , Dec . 26 . —Daisy Harcourt , who recently played the Columbia and the Star &amp; Garter theaters , billed as an extra attraction , will next week abandon burlesque and return to Chicago , where she will be given employment in the large company assembled for the presentation of Hanky Panky at Lew Field s American music hall .
WEBSTER LIST GROWING [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WEBSTER LIST GROWING CHICAGO , Dec . 24 . —The George H . Webster Circuit has secured The Alhambra theater , St . Paul ; The Opera house , Marquette , Mich . ; Ishpeming theater , Ishpeming , Mich . ; Majestic , Regina , Sask , Canada ; and houses in Hancock and Calumet , Mich , were added to the books of the Webster Circuit last week .