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NEW BALLET REGULATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NEW BALLET REGULATIONS PARIS , Dec . 25 . —M . Clustine , a Russian , is the new ballet master at the Paris opera house and he has introduced many innovations . A month ago he introduced the long ballet skirt instead of the gauzy little garment which formerly was the ballet girls attire . Last week he made a ruling that no jewels should be worn unless they were in keeping with the costumes worn by the ballet . He put on a new Russian ballet and everyone of the dancers appeared without pearls , bracelets or other adornments , that have always been used here even when the characters represented peasants . Former ballet masters had tried this , but could not get the girls to adopt the regulation . He has been successful and is receiving praise for it .
A VAUDEVILLE DASH [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
A VAUDEVILLE DASH Louise Dresser , being unable to secure a suitable musical comedy , has arranged to play a limited number of weeks in vaudeville and will begin that tour Dec . 31 . She will play the Orpheum Circuit , opening at Chicago , where she has always been a big favorite . A new repertoire of songs and many new gowns will enhance the value of her offering .
LINCOLN , NEB . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
LINCOLN , NEB . LINCOLN , Neb ., Dec . 25 . —The Orpheum offered a very fine bill last week , headlined by Odiva , The Water Queen . World &amp; Kingston , The Arnaud Brothers , Donovan &amp; McDonald , Ida ODay &amp; Co ., Mme . Panita , and Conlin , Steele &amp; Carr , were the other acts on the bill . The Oliver was dark all but two nights last week ; on these two Get Rich Quick Wallingford drew two fair houses . At the Lyric were The Knickerbocker Trio , Sanberg &amp; Meeker , Joe Deming &amp; Co ., and Siegel &amp; Mathews . Eddie Forest will put on a new act next season which will require the services of four people . Local I . A . T . S . E . No . 151 will give a Get Together banquet on the stage at the Lyric theater New Year s Eve through the courtesy of Manager Garman .
LONDON PANTOMIMES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
LONDON PANTOMIMES LONDON , Dec . 26 . —Twenty-nine pantomimes were produced here today and it is estimated that nearly a million dollars has been expended in preparing for them . One pantomime cost over one hundred thousand dollars to produce and many others run close to that sum . The principal fairy plays used this year are Hop O My Thumb , Dick Whittington , Cinderella , Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk . The pantomimes will only hold the boards for six weeks . Much complaint has been made by actors this year because the public taste seems to run to animals and many people have to attire themselves in heavy costumes . This has been occasioned by the public demanding animals since the great success of Peter Pan and The Blue Bird .
CHICAGO COMMENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
CHICAGO COMMENT Player Office By C . P . McDONALD 28-32 North 5 th Ave . BIG HIT FOR PANTAGES . —Willard Mack and Maud Leone are making a tremendous success on the Pantages Circuit . Mr . Mack attributes his opportunity to J . C . Matthews , Chicago representative of Pantages , and C . S . Hatch , manager of the Linden theater . He is vain enough to be pleased when Orpheum managers out that way complain that that circuit should have had the act . ACADEMY CUTTING IN . —There was a time when the Virginia reigned supreme as far as cheap vaudeville was concerned , at the corner of Madison and Halstad , but this year the Academy cut in . That house has not had a losing week since it opened , and recently it has shown a fine profit . Tom Carmody , who is manager of the Academy , has built the house up until it is a big winner . It is likely that a new front will be put in , which is the only thing it lacks . The Virginia , which now has a fine lobby , continues also to do big business . C...
FIRE DAMAGE IN NOWATA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
FIRE DAMAGE IN NOWATA NOWATA , Okla ., Dec . 25 . —Ihe Star theater was damaged by fire to the extent of several hundred dollars about 4 o clock last Thursday morning . Defective electric wiring is supposed to have been the cause of the conflagration . The prompt response of the fire department to the alarm turned in and their heroic work in fighting the flames confined the blaze to the theater and saved an adjoining building which was in great danger . A number of expensive curtains were consumed in the theater . The Star has been one of the houses on the Frankel Bros . Circuit for the past few years and is well known by performers playing this section of the country . James Dovely is the manager at the present time and it was Mr . Dovelys energy and executive ability which resulted in first aid repairs to the damaged house and permitted of the regular evening vaudeville show being given the day of the fire . Brown &amp; Deaton , a vaudeville team playing at the Star at the...
WRIGHT LORIMER A SUICIDE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
WRIGHT LORIMER A SUICIDE Wright Lorimer , a widely known actor and student , was found dead in New York on Dec . 22 . He had committed suicide by inhaling gas . In private life he was known as Walter M . S . Lowell . He was thirty-eight years of age . Wright Lorimer was best known for his production of The Shepherd King , a spectacular play which toured the country with great success . He was one of the authors of this play and assumed the title role . After graduating from college with high honors , he refused an offer to teach in two colleges and made up his mind to adopt the stage . He made his first appearance with the Dearborn Street theater stock company , in Chicago , as utility man , and after playing there two seasons starred in The Three Musketeers . After this he starred in The Power Behind the Throne and in 1904 produced The Shepherd King in New York and starred in that play for three seasons . Since that play closed he had been jobbing , but lately had been out of emplo...
THE NEW ARENA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
THE NEW ARENA The Exposition Managers Association , who are in control of the new Arena Exhibition building , which is to be erected at Lexington avenue and Forty-seventh streets , New York , held a meeting at the Madison Square Garden , last week , and arranged dates for next year at the new building . It was definitely stated that the building would be ready to open Nov . 1 , 1912 . The chairman of the company John Ringling , called the meeting to order and then turned over the chair to Charles E . Spratt . Two new applications for dates were received , one from the National Horse Show Association and the other Irom the Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill Wild West Show . The National Horse Show was given the first date , Nov . 11 to 23 , it being understood that the building would be ready by Nov . 1 . Should the building be finished in advance of this date the Ringling Brothers Circus will close their season in New York and get the first date . After the horse show , horse sales , bicycle ...
MEMORIAL TO SHAKESPEARE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
MEMORIAL TO SHAKESPEARE LONDON , Dec . 25 . —An international movement to secure funds for the erection of a fitting memorial to William Shakespeare has been started in this city . It is hoped to raise sufficient funds to make this the most elaborate memorial ever erected in the world . The leaders of the movement include the best people of England and they will ask the assistance of Canada and the United States to help in this . In their published appeal they state that this memorial will represent the combined efforts of all classes , rich and poor , through the English-speaking lands—a movement to which the rest of the world will desire spontaneously to offer its contribution in recognition of the inestimable debt they owe to Shakespeare and in homage to his greatness .
NEW CORPORATION [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
NEW CORPORATION CHICAGO , Dec . 27 . —The Clark Amusement Co ., of Chicago , has been incorporated with a capitalization of $ 5 , 000 . The company will operate theaters and other places of amusement . Julius N . Heldman , William M . Tannenbaum and Edward Graff are the incorporators .
SARAH BELWELL CALLED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
SARAH BELWELL CALLED Sarah Belwell , who had been in charge of the costume department of Liebler &amp; Co . for fifteen years , died Dec . 18 in a hospital in New York . She was fiftyfour years of age and a native of England . She had formerly been wardrobe mistress for Richard Mansfield .
A "PRINCE" OF A MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
A PRINCE OF A MANAGER Gibson , the instrumentalist , writing from Cincinnati , pays many compliments to Manager Maddox , of the Princess theater , Columbus , O ., characterizing him as the direct antithesis of the Sowerguy managers about whom so much is written in theatrical papers . Gibson relates a personal experience with Mr . Maddox which has led him to the eulogy . The performer writes that he finished a particularly hard week in Toledo Sunday night , or rather Monday morning , and was asked to go to Columbus to open the following day at a house where one matinee and three night shows was the rule . He was at the theater until 3 a . m . Sunday morning packing his effects and caught the 3 : 30 train for Columbus , arriving at the Princess theater about 9 a . m . Monday morning to find that rehearsal was at 11 o clock and the first show at 1 p . m . Mr . Gibson says he felt he could not do his act justice at the matinee performance , under the circumstances , and told Mr . Maddox...
A Legislative Investigation , An Imperative Necessity [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
A Legislative Investigation , An Imperative Necessity On June 25 , 1910 , the Governor of the State of New York , Hon . Charles E . Hughes , placed his signature upon a bill that had been passed by . the legislature of the State of New York amending the Employment Agency Law and known as Chapter 700 of the Laws of 1910 . This legislation was enacted as a result of certain facts and conditions that were placed before the members of the legislature by this organization then known as the White Rats of America , since welded into the White Rats Actors Union of America . The sovereign State of New York passed this law under and by virtue of what is commonly known as the Police Power of the State . In other words , it is in substance and effect a police regulation . The conditions sought to be remedied WERE CONDITIONS AFFECT ING PUBLIC MORALITY AND THE PUBLIC WELFARE , and unless the legislation was called for in the exercise of the Police Power of the State to remedy conditions affecting...
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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 29 December 1911
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