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MARTIN BECK MARRIED IN PHILADELPHIA LAST WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
MARTIN BECK MARRIED IN PHILADELPHIA LAST WEEK A wedding of interest in the world of society and the theatre took place in Philadelphia at three oclock Monday afternoon , December 20 , when Louise Peyton Heims , the daughter of Charles Heims , of that city , was married to Martin Beck , president of the Orpheum Circuit of theatres , in the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church , by the Rev . John Allan Blair , D . D . The wedding was attended by the immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom . Josephine Beck was maid of honor , and Mort Singer , of Chicago , was best man . Mr . and Mrs . Beck will spend their honeymoon in the South .
A CHRISTMAS BLESSING , TO ALL THE N . V . A . 'S , HERE , AND THERE , AND EVERYWHERE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
A CHRISTMAS BLESSING , TO ALL THE N . V . A . S , HERE , AND THERE , AND EVERYWHERE My love draws out toward you , As rain drops to the Sun , And prays , as Tiny Tim said , God bless us , every one . . ^; R , H ;
N . V . A . S PORT ITU S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
N . V . A . S PORT ITU S DRIVES &amp; PUTTS ¦ iy cHAS . L . FLETCHER The Golf Committee is anxious to , rl , WHO IS WHO among the » j V . A . members . All those who olav golf are urgently requested to ? enil in their names and permanent addresses , The committee is busy at present working on the preparations for a series of golf events for t he coming season , including the big annual tournament , next June . We want a complete list which includes every member who plays golf or who wants to take up the game . This list , of course , must include the lady members , for we are going to arrange some special events in which thev can participate . Address Golf Committee , VAUDEVILLE NEWS . Artist golfers whose routes take ( hem North where out-door playing js impossible , will be glad to learn that local managers in many theatres are already arranging to install driving nets back stage where wood and iron shots can be practiced between shows . Bert Kenny and Nobody informs us th...
# UYEMARfr TiARSn & LLO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
# UYEMARfr TiARSn &amp; LLO CHICAGO , ILL ., Dec . 10 . I am playing one of the split- weeks of the Junior Orpheum circuit , in neighborhood sections of Chicago , the Lincoln Hippodrome on the north side and the American , in the heart of Chicagos densely populated west side . At the Lincoln you have two performances nightly , Monday and Tuesday , without matinees , and on Wednesday there is a well attended matinee . Wednesday night a couple of the acts sometimes do an extra show , as the business is absolutely capacity from early in the evening until quite late . The twice nightly , without matinees , reminded me of the London halls . The Lincoln Hippodrome is in charge of William McGowen , a kindly gentleman , who has the interests of the visiting artist at heart . I had been confined to my bed for six days prior to my opening at the Lincoln , and I will not forget the words of courage and help I received from Mr . McGowen . Each day do I realize vaudeville is a better ins...
WINNERS IN CONTEST ARE AWARDED PRIZES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
WINNERS IN CONTEST ARE AWARDED PRIZES Great Ovation for Loyal Ladies Who Made Best Record During Successful Membership Campaign Probably no better attended or more enthusiastic scene has been enacted within the . walls of the N . V . A . Club since its opening than occurred there Sunday night , December 19 , when Secretary Henry Chesterfield made public the results of the recent highly successful membership contest ... When he called Elisabeth Mayiie , first prize winner , to the stage , at 11 : 30 oclock , the crowd that filled the ball room to overflowing , and packed every available vantage point upstairs and down , burst into applause . The ovation for this loyal little lady lasted for fully five minutes . She was then offered her choice of the first two prizes , a diamond and platinum-bracelet , and a diamond ring . She chose the ring . After the cheering had subsided she made a neat speech of acceptance ,- in which she spoke of the pleasure she had derived from her efforts dur...
WHO LOST A RING ? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
WHO LOST A RING ? Editor VAUDEVILLE NEWS : A ring found in the Davis Theatre the other day back stage is in my possession awaiting a claimant . It evidently- belongs to an artist . Perhaps THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS as a medium might restore it to its rightful owner . It is silver and on the face of it there is an enameled device in which the following appears : Baptized by fire . N . N . Y . G . 14 . . On- one- side is the monogram U . S ., and on the other the American Eagle and Banner . It no doubt belongs to some artist who has served in the war . I will have it kept in my safe , pending your efforts to locate the rightful owner . Yours very truly , EUGENE L . CONNELLY , Manager , Davis Theatre , Pittsburgh , Pa .
MAKING A JUMP [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
MAKING A JUMP Writing from Los Angeles , where the above picture was snapped , Grace E . Avery , with Henshaw &amp; Avery In Carrying On , says : Thought some of my friends would like to see one way of making the jumps In California . And the best of it Is , Mr . Billy Ostrich Is easier to handle than any horse , requires no saddle or bridle , and has various gaits , his best being the Rheumatic Prance . At first glance at the picture one might think the West had not agreed with me ; on the contrary I gained four poundsl Good luck to THE NEWS . May It live long and prosper .
A MESSAGE TO ALL VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS IN THE UNITEE ) STATES AND CANADA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
A MESSAGE TO ALL VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS IN THE UNITEE ) STATES AND CANADA Your letters , filled with the joyous doings of Christmas cheer , participated in by the artists entertained by the managers at a Christmas dinner all over the country , all breathe a hew spirit in vaudeville . It would not be just to publish one letter , and there are so many that it would not be possible to publish all , so I am answering them all through THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . I received a thousand or more telegrams from artists and managers , telling of the good times you were all having ; also of the new bond of brotherly and sisterly feeling . No one is poorer for what this cost , but all are richer for doing things which contribute to each others happiness and contentment . I have been lauded for suggesting this idea of a Christmas dinner , but how small is the merit of that little act compared with the things the managers have done in carrying out the spirit of the suggestion . You have all shown a spirit ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
1teV*u,WENEWS Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH PV-- WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City OUSNN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The Newe Is distributed free to arti . ts , managers , theatre employees and Ln others connected with Vaudeville in the United States and Canada . If vou nd * impossible to obtain your Lpy through the theatres , write us •nd we will place your name on ¦ separate mailing list . Artists who do not find copies available each week In the theatres they play are urged to notify us , giving name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING No advertising of any kind will be accepted for publication In The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS does not assume responsibility for Individual contributions . appearing In these columne , nor should statements appearing In same necessarily be taken as the policy of this paper or Its spontors . Contributions of Interest to the vaudeville world are solicited , but the full name and ...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
EDITORIAL OUR FIRST YEAR This issue of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS completes the first volume . The thirty-eight issues comprising Volume Number 1 represent thirtyeight weeks of interesting history in the realm of vaudeville . Probably no period of similar length in the life of the business has seen so many improvements recorded or such a widespread feeling of good will and co-operation . Managers and artists who have saved their issues should have this volume bound for future reference , and wherever possible the bound volume should be placed in theatre Green Rooms for the use of artists . Reference to the back issues furnishes much food for thought . The many stories of improved conditions , the numerous letters concerning good deeds by both managers and artists , and the many other little evidences of the spirit now prevailing throughout America , all bespeak for the New Year an even greater era of good fellowship , prosperity , advancement and contentment . There is still work to be don...
IMPORTANT RULING ON CONTRACTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
IMPORTANT RULING ON CONTRACTS 1 ST , THE ARTISTS REPRESENTATIVE NOT -HAVING NOTIFIED . THE ARTIST OF THE MANAGERS OBJECTION TO SIGN THE - CONTRACT WITH THE CLAUSE IN .. THE REPRESENTATIVE GENERALLY ACCEPTS THE MANAGERS DECISION FOR THE ARTIST AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR THE ARTIST TO DO , IF HE HAS GIVEN HIS REPRESENTATIVE POWER TO SIGN CON 7 TRACTS . B UT TO FULFILL THE CONTRACT . THIS CONDITION WE WANT TO ERADICATE . AS FAR AS THE KEITH VAUDEVILLE EXCHANGE IS CONCERNED , THE : ARTISTS REPRESENTATIVE MUST NOTIFY THE ARTIST THAT THE CLAUSE INSERTED IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE MANAGER , IF SUCH IS THE CASE , THEREBY GIVING THE ARTIST THE OPPORTUNITY OF DECIDING WHETHER HE OR SHE WANTS TO DECLINE OR ACCEPT THE CONTRACT . IN THE FUTURE , PLEASE SEE THAT THIS IS CARRIED OUT IN THE ABOVE MANNER . ¦ . E . F . ALBEE . • DECEMBER 18 TH , 1920 . TO ALL ARTISTS * REPRESENTATIVES : ; ,: •.. COMPLAINTS ARE CONSTANTLY BEING MADE THAT WHEN CONTRACTS ARE SENT TO THE-ARTISTS FOR THEIR SIGNATURE ^ AN...
REGORD CROWD AT N . V . A . " OPEN HOUSE" CHRISTMAS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
REGORD CROWD AT N . V . A . OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS Two Thousand Enjoy Free Buffet Luncheon and Dancing ; Hundreds of Non-members Are Guests of Club Christmas night at the N . V . A . Club was all that the name implied . The same familiar faces , blended with many new ones made a picture no artist can paint . ¦ The annual open house prevailed throughout the day and night . Hundreds of active and non-members took advantage of the club s hospitality and made merry until the wee sma hours . Dancing started at 9 o clock and lasted until midnight . The beautifully decorated Xmas tree which graced the sun parlor of the club was a magnet to the hundreds of guests . The artists and their . friends gathered about the tree and talked over old times and exchanged salutations . Secretary Chesterfield and Manager John L . Hurlburt and their assistants put forth every effort to please the guests . The special buffet luncheon which was served to more than 2 , 000 members and guests in the ball-room p...
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS Seeing is believing , but we see a lot of people we cant believe . The saying : Theres plenty of good fish left in the sea , is true . Theres the best man for example . Solitaire is a great game—but who likes to get up these cold mornings to shut the windows , when you can just as easily have the wife do it ? The less a . woman knows about a man , the better off the man is . To cry over spilled milk is old fashioned—the latest , is crying over spilled booze .
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by TBeJtaaiyDgpst PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , INC . Dutributed by Pathe THE MYSTERY OF GIRLS EARS Womans crowning glory , her hair , receives at her hands the . very best care . Every up-to-date girl prides herself on her tresses and how she wears them . The young lady of today is particularly fond of those little bunches of hair w ! th which she conceals her . ears . However , ¦ the - ear muffs that Miss Flapper-age wears now are nothing new . History relates that they were part of the head-dress of the French lady of the Restoration Period ) Her coiffure was crowned with an amazing edifice of curls , combs , and Jace . Now , in modern times , the hearty laughter that is accorded the witty wordings about ear puffs et , cetera , screened in the popular Topics of the Day films , is evidence of the . general , interest , in the subject- of hair dressing . Whether or not you , dear reader , . are interested in how the girls wear their hair , THE VAUDEVILLE NEW...
PAGING THE PAGES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
PAGING THE PAGES That the VAUDEVILLE NEWS Is a great publication Is evidenced by the Immense Interest that Its weekly arrival arouses at B . F . Keiths 81 st Street Theatre . As soon as assistant manager E . B . Lewis receives the weekly allotment there Is a clamor on all sides for THE NEWS . And all the employees demand their copy . Here Is a picture of the 81 st Street Theatre s Page Boy , popularly known to all the patrons as Al , reading his copy and Immensely Interested in the doings of the theatrical world of which he expects to play an Important role some time In the future . .
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE RUBY NORTON LONEY HASKELL EMMA SHARROCK EDDIE LEONARD In all of the theatres where I have played , I have received the fine treatment which I read so much about . The stage crews , managers , and musicians are all very courteous . It is they who really make vaudeville conditions . If the artists are regular they help their associates all the more towards creating harmony back stage . I am happy to be in vaudeville , among my people . It was in vaudeville I received my schooling . Vaudeville has truly been good to me . I am an N . V . A . for that same reason . I admire the men who have helped bring about the conditions that now exist . Artists should co-operate with them in their efforts to do even better things . I never was more satisfied than I am now . To say that vaudeville conditions have improved is putting it mildly . Artists are waking up to the fact that they too must help improve conditions . Of course , there are still man...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
PERSONALITIES Claude Golden , card manipulator and illusionist , who has recently returned from a successful tour of the British Isles , was a visitor at the N . V . A . club house during the week . He has returned to New York for a limited tour . Mr . Goldens European contracts call for his appearance in Dublin , Ireland , on April 11 th , next . The Police and Fire Departments of New Rochelle and Larchmont , N . Y ., were given a double benefit performance at the Victory and K . of C . halls in Larchmont , Friday evening , December 10 th . The following acts appeared under the direction of Jules Delmar and Wm . J . Sullivan , through the courtesy of E . F . Albee : Orchestra overtures by Al . Livsey and Owen R . Jones Harmonists ; Richards , Waiman &amp; Berry , Morin Sisters , Tom Smith &amp; Company , The Sharrocks , Billy Rogers , Stella Mayhew &amp; Billie Taylor , I . &amp; J . Kaufman , Marie Stoddard , Loney Haskell , Edith Helena , Orth &...
"LOEW-LYONS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
LOEW-LYONS By JIMMY LYONS SPOKANE , WASH ., Dec . 8 . Its a long and tiresome ride from Superior . Fortunately the jazz band with Nellie Be Onsonne s act entertained , and in that way helped break the monotony of the trip . In additional to Messrs . Neuroth , Piddington , Fenno and Bozeman , the band was ably assisted by R . Wray , of Wrays Mannikins , who operated the bass drum , and Harry Selma , of Circus fame , who made weird noises on a ten-cent fife . All in all a lot of laughs were had by all . Incidentally , during a ten minute stop at Helena , Mont ., the band gave a concert , and an ambitious passenger passed the hat . Fifty-four cents were collected and same donated toward the upkeep of the Pullman porter . We arrived at 8 a . m . The Galax Hotel has three machines that meet you at the depot . This hotel has been catering to the profession for a number of years and makes a very low rate . The rooms are also very nice . Doc Crews , resident manager here , was formerly in c...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only u listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a snlendid department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well as booking offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this office from time to time . We will sort and file them and publish the list . No letter is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure and allow nlenty of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose cflf-addressed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway . New York , N . Y . Addington , Ruth Kder ? Mr . A ( Care Alexander &amp; Mack ) Allen , Mr . Carl A man &amp; Woods Alp ine , Mrs . Anna Anderson &amp; Gomes irdell . Franklin Arnold , Mr Billy Arnold , Billy ( Rives &amp; Arnold ) Arnold , Catherine , and Geo...
C H I C A G ID [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
C H I C A G ID Show . ; business , never was so ( good as it is now , said Mr . Adolph Linick , of the Jones , Linick and Schaeffer Circuit . Those who are giving one hundred percent on . the dollar need never-worry about bad . business ¦ or be frightened by any spectres conjured up by the fellow who is trying to sneak by with poor values . The price for the article makes no difference if the article is worth the money asked . Walter A . Downie , booking manager of the W . ~ V . M . A ., still beams and smiles . He is an example of good fellowship . Oh ! to be on Broadway , murmurs the traveling thespian . By the way—did you ever realize what a splendid secretary we have in H . C ? Think it-overt Wm . Rosenblum , manager of the Rialto Theater , is a most enthusiastic N . V . A . He is now serving coffee and doughnuts at rehearsals . This is a great thing for these early morning rehearsals , as it gives the ,, artist , at ; least , a half-hour more . sleep , and as a consequence , he...