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OLD THEATER SOLD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
OLD THEATER SOLD WILDWOOD , N . J ., Dec . 25 . —The Old Casino , a boardwalk theater , has been sold to the Baker Brothers , who were the originators of this resort . The old structure will be razed and a new theater will be erected on the site . It will be in readiness to open for the summer season . Vaudeville will be played in this house .
Asleep At the Drum ; A Little Yarn of the "Movies " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
Asleep At the Drum ; A Little Yarn of the Movies CHICAGO , Dec . 25 . —It was eleven o clock at night at the Senate theater , Halsted and Madison streets . Hard by , a tower clock slowly tolled off the hours , and the moving picture operator , with a deep sigh of relief , flashed upon the screen his good night slide . The audience straggled out and in back of the audience came the orchestra , long before grown aweary with strenuous playing . One by one the electric lights twinkled out , a key grated in the lock , and the silence of approaching midnight settled down upon the Senate . But who may tell the vagaries of mankind ? Alas , the theater , though dark and silent as the tomb , was not vacant , for in a rear seat , G . D . Miller , a printer , was sleeping the sleep of the just . At two o clock the sleeper awoke to find himself enveloped in a thick , oermastering , impenetrable darkness . Realization of his predicament came to him in a flash , but he dared not yelp for release f...
WORCESTER , MASS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WORCESTER , MASS WORCESTER , Mass ., Dec . 23 . —An excellent holiday bill at Poll s attracted capacity houses all week . Williard Simms &amp; Co . headlined . Others on the bill were Lola Merrill &amp; Frank Otto , Pappino , R . A . G . Trio , Cameron &amp; Gaylord , Maxine &amp; Bobby and the Three Marcontinis . Dark house all week at Worcester theater . The Bowery Burlesquers with Madam X-Cuse Me good houses last half ctf week at the Franklin Square . Frederick Belmont , former manager of the Franklin Square , has been transferred to Sheas Manchester , N . H ., house and Joseph McCarthy is his successor . James R . Sheehan , who had been managing the Worcester , has been transferred to the New York office of P . F . Shea , and John Burke , who was the former manager of the Worcester , until sent to Bridgeport early in the season , will return .
MORRIS FOOT LOOSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MORRIS FOOT LOOSE William Morris , the indefatigable independent , has again cut loose from all associations and will start in on his own hook again . For the past few months he has been allied with the Loew enterprises in New York , and surrounding cities , but on Jan . 1 he again becomes a free-lance . He sails for Europe after he gets his affairs settled up and the avowed intention is to purchase releases from English managers , so that Harry Lauders tour next year can be extended . In an interview he states that he also is figuring on bringing over several more stars of vaudeville who may prove as big a hit as Lauder and that he will tour them on the same principles as have made the cannie Scot such a hit . Rumor has it that William thinks he has been resting easy long enough and the real purpose of his trip to Europe is to consult with capitalists on the other side for the purpose of starting opposition vaudeville in different cities . There has been no friction between the Loe...
DIDN'T GET HALF WAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
DIDNT GET HALF WAY PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 23 . —The members of the Half Way to Paris Co . have very little chance of having a merry Christmas , as that enterprise fell by the wayside yesterday . In consequence of this there was no performance at the Garrick theater last night and the house remains closed until Elsie Janis opens with The Slim Princess , on Christmas night . The members of the company have had more trouble than the average company . The play was sent on tour Dec . 4 and played Baltimore for one week . Then they laid off for a week of rehearsing . This week they opened at the Garrick , for a week s stand , but on Dec . 21 one of the company held the curtain for an hour until his salary was paid . The rest of the company then made a demand for the first week s salary and as there was nothing forthcoming the house was closed . The members of the company did not receive any money from the time the play opened . The play is an adaptation from the French by Paul Potter and fr...
THEY MUST HAVE HAD RATS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
THEY MUST HAVE HAD RATS A couple of lady patrons at a picture house in Culpepper , Va ., took umbrage when J . Leonard Leh , appearing with his company in a musical act , used as a little pleasantry , the remark : Will the ladies kindly remove their hats in order that the rats may see and hear the rest of the performance ? These particular ladies had their hats on at the time and walked out with the remark , in the presence of the house manager , that they would leave before they would take off their hats . So henious did the house manager regard Leh s offense (?) that he shut the act—but opened it again when he recalled that the performers were working under White Rat play-or-pay contracts .
HE WAS SURPRISED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
HE WAS SURPRISED PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 23 . — William Schrode , the stage manager of The Follies of 1911 , was almost knocked speechless tonight when the company gathered around him , at the conclusion of the performance , and presented him with a beautiful solitaire diamond . He attempted to make a speech , telling the company that he appreciated the gift and that he regretted having said many harsh things to them , but he was interrupted by a chorus girl saying , Oh , we didnt mind you at all . We knew you was only kidding when you called us hard names .
DANCER WAITED TOO LONG [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
DANCER WAITED TOO LONG Bessie Clark , the dancer , brought suit against Dr . D . Edwin ONeill , for $ 25 , 000 damages for malpractice , she claiming that on account of his negligence in treating ingrowing nails she was afflicted with blood poisoning and that in consequence she has not been able to work at her profession . The Appellate Court have decided that inasmuch as she waited over two years , before bringing the suit , that the statute of limitations has barred her from getting damages . There is no further recourse for Miss Clark .
THEY HAVE MADE UP [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
THEY HAVE MADE UP When Bessie Clayton , the dancer , returned from Europe last week she announced that the differences between she and her husband , Julian Mitchell , had all been settled and that they would be re-united . She was a big hit in Europe but longed for America , where she was born , and where she first received honors as a dancer .
JUMPS TO 'FRISCO [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
JUMPS TO FRISCO CHICAGO , 111 ., Dec . 25 . —Cecelia Loftus , who played at the Majestic theater last week , jumped from here direct to San Francisco , where she opens next week in the Orpheum theater . She will play all of the Pacific Coast houses and work back East on the same circuit .
READY FOR CHICAGO BALL [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
READY FOR CHICAGO BALL CHICAGO . Dec . 24 . —Tickets for the White Rats ball , which will be held at the Coliseum Annex , Jan . 11 , were put on sale the early part of this week . To all performers who would like to make reservations for tables and parties : A line to Abner AH , of the Chicago offices , will secure you your reservations for that evening . The final signal was flashed through Chicago on Saturday afternoon when billposters went to work billing the city with sheets of the ball and everything stands in preparation for the big event .
. SUED ON OLD CLAIM [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
. SUED ON OLD CLAIM CINCINNATI , Dec . 23 . —Walker Whiteside , an actor , who played in this city this week , was sued by the administrator of the George Heuck estate for $ 6 , 272 . The claim was based on a note given by Whiteside in 1898 . It is claimed that this money was advanced to Whiteside when he was starring as a tragedian , but the actor claims that he knows nothing of the claim and that it is unjust . Mr . Heuck died a short time ago and the note was found in his effects .
STAMPEDE IN BIG CITY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
STAMPEDE IN BIG CITY The twelve horses used in the caravan scene of The Garden of Allah stampeded one night last week and made a rush for Central Park . An automobile siren horn frightened the animals . Policemen and attendants tried to stop the frightened animals and managed to herd them after they ran many miles . One of the horses fell and sustained such injuries that it had to be killed .
MORE NAUGHTY FAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MORE NAUGHTY FAIRS HARRISBURG , Pa ., Dec . 22 . —On the ground that they permitted gambling and naughty shows on the grounds , the fair associations of Chester County and Oxford , Pa ., have been refused the usual state appropriation , which is given to all agricultural associations who conduct annual exhibitions .