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ACTOR STABS HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
ACTOR STABS HIMSELF PORT T OWNSEND , Wash ., Dec . 31 . — Richard Brazier , one of the cast of The Night Before Christmas , is lying at the point of death in a hospital here . Last night while playing at a local theater he made a stab at the villain in the play , in order to defend the heroine . He miscalculated the distance and as he had made a vicious lunge his arm swung around in a half circle and the knife made a gaping wound in his stomach . He was taken to the hospital at once and every effort is being made to save his life . He is a native of New York City .
ISMAN HAS HIS SAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
ISMAN HAS HIS SAY Felix Isman , the daring real estate speculator , who dabbles in theatricals considerably , has read the statement of William Morris in which the latter gentleman stated that hereafter he would go it alone and would project the Harry Lauder show and other vaudeville stars on his own account . Mr . Isman in an interview becomes very indignant over this statement and vigorously denies that William Morris will have the chance to exploit the Lauder enterprise under his own banner . He claims that the enterprise was run under the direction of William Morris , Incorporated , and that he is one of the owners of that company and that he will have something to say about the matter , even if he has to say it in a court of law , before Mr . Morris can carry out his plans . With Harry Lauder as the principal asset of William Morris , Incorporated , he thinks it would be a crying shame if that valuable franchise was lost .
is FAIR LILLIAN TO WED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
is FAIR LILLIAN TO WED It is reported that Lillian Kusseii to wed Alexander P . Moore , publisher of the Pittsburgh Leader . The Chicago Tribune fathers the story , and says that Miss Russell and Mr . Moore haye both confirmed it , with the . additional statementthat the wedding is to take place in May .
SHRODE & CHAPPELLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
SHRODE &amp; CHAPPELLE Charlie Shrode and Alice Chappelle are presenting During One s Life , a comedy playlette with the quality of a production and the valuable advantage of being played m one with a special drop Caught headlinging at the Grcely Square theater , this couple won in a talk—a talk so productive of clean and healthy laughter the audience remembered most of their clever sallies long afer they had gone .
SHE'S WITH "LOUISIANA LOU ' [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
SHES WITH LOUISIANA LOU Mae Taylor has been engaged for Harry Askin s No . 2 Louisiana Lou Co . to assume the role played by Sophie Tucker in the original company and has started rehearsals . She has the best wishes of her many friends , and as she is a clever performer should make good in musical comedy , the same as she has been doing in vaudeville .
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Feminine Fancies and Foibles [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
Feminine Fancies and Foibles By Cady Whaley BELLE BAKER , the little singer from the East Side , who has just concluded two successive weeks at Hammersteins , has had quite an unusual career for one so young . She has had experience on the legitimate stage playing small parts in Jacob Adlers Co ., and while she is being featured as a singing comedienne , she shows dramatic feeling and intensity in her facial and vocal expression , as well as the expression of character . While making up she told me : I am only eighteen now , but I never had any child life . Little girls on the East Side have so much to go through . I always had to help my family and have worked since I was eight years old . I was born at 52 Orchard street . I have peddled lemons , sold flowers and papers , and have even sung for money on the streets . At thirteen I played small parts at the Yiddish theater . Then , I sang in motion picture houses and did everything I could to get along . I always hoped I would be on...
CHICAGO COMMENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CHICAGO COMMENT Player Office By C . P . McDONALD 28-32 North 5 th Ave . FIGHTER FEEDS ACTORS . —The Heclow Sisters , Annie Douglas Ryan , and Clint Weston were the guests of Jack Monroe , the pugilist , and of Dick Fitzpatrick at Porcupine , Ont , recently . They now are enroute over the Griffin time and report exceptionally big business . A WORD FROM BARCLAY . —Don Billiken Barclay , The Original Boob , informs us that he has split with DeMusey and ¦ now is on his third week for Paul Goudron . This week he is playing Sioux Falls , S . D . Item 2 : W . S . DeMusey , formerly of the team of DeMusey &amp; Barclay , at present is working with Davey &amp; Getsey as a component part of The Rat House Trio . He further states : Sam Carlton , the Jewish Person , is bringing suit against the Western Union Telegraph Co . for non-delivery of a telegram from Frank Holliday &amp; Co ., in which telegram Holliday offered Carlton employment for a season . But most interest...
TICKET BROKER BANKRUPT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
TICKET BROKER BANKRUPT CHICAGO , Jan . 4 . —A petition in bankruptcy and a suit for an accounting were filed on Friday last against the H . N . Waterfall Co ., ticket brokers , with headquarters in the Palmer House . Harry N . Waterfall , said to be one of the most active of Chicago s many loop scalpers , has been conducting the company . Three minor creditors filed the petition in bankruptcy in the Federal courts . Arthur W . Greiner , who is the owner of twenty shares of stock in the Waterfall company , instituted the suit for a receivership . Greiner , who has considerable reputation as an automobile driver , asserts that his stock was given him as security for several loans made to Waterfall . He further alleges that $ 575 still is due him on notes , and that Waterfall has failed to keep books and records of his transactions and receipts . He also asserts that Waterfall now owes various downtown theaters for tickets obtained from them in the neighborhood of $ 2 , 500 . Harry Gib...
RAISE NEW YEAR PRICES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
RAISE NEW YEAR PRICES CHICAGO , Jan . 1 . —The following is a list of loop theaters that increased the price of all first-class tickets fifty cents on New Years Eve ; Lew Fieldss American music hall , Blackstone , Chicago opera house , Colonial , Princess , La Salle opera house , Lyric , Olympic , Powers and the Studebaker . The regular prices were maintained by the Cort , Garrick , Grand opera house , Illinois , Majestic and McVickers theaters . It is estimated that this touch of high finance will cost the patrons of loop theaters something like $ 10 , 000 .
LE ROY & CLAYTON'S HIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
LE ROY &amp; CLAYTONS HIT CHICAGO , 111 ., Jan . 2 . —The reception which was accorded Walter Le Roy and Florence Clayton during their engagement at the Majestic last week proves that real comedy acts are still in favor and justifies the belief that they alwavs will be . At every performance their laughable skit was received with uproars of laughter , and Hogan proved to be one of the most popular funmakers of the season .
CHRISTMAS CHEER AMONG THE STROLLING PLAYERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CHRISTMAS CHEER AMONG THE STROLLING PLAYERS Following their custom and with the strolling players philosophy of making the best of conditions as they find them , theatrical performers everywhere held their little Christmas celebrations in spite of the fact that they were not permitted the joy of making merry with relatives and friends at the places they call home . From its volume of correspondence , THE PLAYER has culled the accompanying accounts of Yuletide merry-makings among theatrical people here , there and everywhere , which are invigorating in the evidence of good feeling which is abundantly fitting to the joyous holiday season . It will be observed that these celebrations have not been confined to established companies of performers who spend week after week together but that in many instances the general good-fellowship sentiment which prevails at Christmas time has been the one touch of nature which has made the whole world kin among at least some vaudeville performers , ...
THE LADY BUCCANEERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
THE LADY BUCCANEERS After the show on Christmas night Harry M . Strouse and Charles Franklin acted as Santa Claus for the members of the Lady Buccaneers Co ., in Brooklyn . Mr . Strouse as manager of the company and Mr . Daniels as manager of the Casino theater , Brooklyn , personally saw that everything that would help to make the hours pass pleasantly was provided . The heavy work of the two Christmas shows made the guests hungry and for a time naught was thought of but the inner man . After the good things had been taken care of speeches and songs were in order and nearly every person present obliged . Harry M . Strouse delivered a witty address and when Mr . Daniels replied in a happy vein everyone was delighted . John C . Hanson showed that he was as clever in entertaining at a banquet as he is on the stage and that he could always be relied on to deliver a new line of goods . Dick Maddox and Claude Kelly also made a hit before an audience that were looking for flaws and yet we...
BIG CHRISTMAS GATHERING [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
BIG CHRISTMAS GATHERING PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 31 . —By invitation of Collins , Brown &amp; Madison , proprietors of The Girls from Reno , one of the most successful shows on the Empire Circuit , the entire company and invited guests sat down to a sumptuous midnight banquet on Dec . 25 . A very elaborate menu had been provided by Host Minnick , of Minnick s hotel which all present did ample justice to . An impromptu vaudeville entertainment was next in order and everybody present did something to further the evenings jollity . In brief , good fellowship was the order of the day—or rather the night—and when the jolly gathering finally dispersed in the wee sma hours they pronounced it one of the most enjoyable Christmas celebrations they had ever attended . Among those present were : Mr . and Mrs . Mike Collins , Nat Brown , Mr . and Mrs . James Madison , Frank Freeman , Frank Austin , Dolly Sweet , Will Nell Lavender , Violette Duzette , Lew Hoffman , Monroe Lockwood , Florence...
IMPERIALS MAKE MERRY . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
IMPERIALS MAKE MERRY . Sim Williams Imperials celebrated Christmas at Wilkes-Barre , and Manager Williams gave his company a dinner at the Hotel Jermyn . The dinner was presided over by the stage manager , Clayton Frye . The menu was most elaborate . Between the courses , Manager Williams found time to express his appreciation of the good work that his organization has done during the season and the members of the company returned thanks for the many kindnesses that they have received at the hands of their manager . A notably brilliant effort was by Miss LaRoy , who was selected by the members of the chorus to give voice to their thanks to Mr . Williams . Those in attendance were : Manager Sim Williams , of the Imperials ; Manager Sam Robertson , of the Ideals ; Manager Teets , of the Columbia theater , and the members of the company ; Business Representative Harry Shapiro , Stage Manager Clayton Frye , Harry L . Cooper , Roene , Miss Violet Hilson , Peter Griffin , W . A . Wolfe , ...