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"LOEW--LYONS" I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
LOEW--LYONS I ( Continued from Page Six ) WALLA WALLA , WASH ., Dec . 3 . You arrive at 2 : 20 p . m . and your matinee isn t until 4 : 45 p . m ., giving you plenty of time to set up . The baggage man meets the train , and rushes the stuff up to the theatre . The orchestra is waiting to rehearse , as the house doesnt open until : 3 ; p . m . It s quite a ways to the theatre ( Liberty ) and advise taking a taxi for two bits . The street car runs within two blocks of the theatre . The Hotel McFeely , caters to the-artists , and makes a nice rate . The rooms are nice and kept very clean . Recommend The Savoy restaurant as being very reasonable , and the food very well served . The cafeteria here is also very good . The ; manager , Carl Crews ,, brother of Doc Crews , of Spokane , is a very genial chap . Incidentally , Mr . Crews is a newly wed , having just taken the plunge a week ago . * - . The boys on the stage are all good workers and a very agreeable lot . The orchestra also know...
PENC 1 LINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
PENC 1 LINGS By J . ALDRICH LIBBEY , • - ¦ CHICAGO , ILL ., December h . The great . drive is now over . It was indeed a wonderful effort . Countless show folk who did not take advantage of the offers of the N . V . A . to join , are not too late to get in now . It will never be too late to be an N . V . A . But it may prove too late to be entitled to the insurance that goes with the membership . We never know what the morrow will bring to us . To the artist who has never been in New . York , to see and appreciate the beautiful clubhouse on West 46 th Street , let me answer the thought you possess . You say , What good will that club do for me ? . I am never in New York . I say this : it is not the club itself that will do you the most good , but the fact , that you are helping to strengthen the membership of the greatest organization of its kind in the wide world . The features are many , but the redeeming one is the $ 1 , 000 insurance that you are automatically given ¦ when you s...
N . V . A [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
N . V . A NOTES The . following acts appeared V on the Bohemian Night bill • at the club , Sunday night . December 19 : Nippon Duo , from the Broadway . Charles F . Semon , from the Riverside . Dooley &amp; Storey , from the Hamilton . Burns &amp; Frablto , from the Royal . Betty Bond , from the Regent . Vaughn Comfort , from the Hamilton . Sam Mlcelll , from the N . V . A . Club . Tom Patrlcola and Miss Irene Delroy , from the Palace . Miss Patrlcola , from the Jefferson . Vincent ODonnell , from the N . V . A . Club . Elisabeth Mayne , from the N . V . A . Club . Billy OConnor , from the N . V . A . Club . Lew Goldberg , an N . V . A . member , submitted the following letter to the VAUDEVILLE NEWS . Mr . Goldberg was one of the artists who played on the bill at the White Plains Theatre in the city to which the writer refers . ..-. ; I take this method * to personally thank you and the artists who played my theatre this week for the clean wholesome entertainment you...
" BROADWAY HEARSAY " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
BROADWAY HEARSAY By WALTER WINCHELL UNCOMMON SENSE A penny for your thoughts , mused the old fogey . I was just thinking , replied the grouch as he accidently pushed the cork all the way in , the trouble with most people in our world , 1 isi that they are so busy finding out other people s faults they invariably overlook their own . The ; o . f . agreed . CRUELFAXHI Katherine LaVclle , formerly of Housch &amp; LaVelle ; . arid BlancheDane will be seen shortly in an act entitled : It Happened In Arizona . t Mr . &amp; Mrs . HarryHoudihi visited the N . V . A . Club last week . accompanied by their daughter Gladys and Julia Karschare . Miss Karschare is the niece of Mons . Karscharei architect ¦ of the Arch de Triumph in Paris . Dave Seed , recently of Broadway Brevities and a product of Gus Edwards School Boys &amp; Girlsi is now one of the featured comics in Jean Bedini s Twinkle Toes . I . ou &amp; Gene Archer have accepted a route and opened Decembe...
WIMMEN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
WIMMEN By Y . Y . Y . Dooley &amp; Storey had lots of friends W front when they went on at a recent Bo hemian Night at the club . Miss StoteJ wears a cute Colonial costume and later changes to a bridal gown in which she looks mighty sweet .- Bill Dooley hasn t for . gotten how sweet she looked in her real wedding gown not long ago , Ill bet . Some girl , Helen Storey . Some N . V . A ., s both of them . Betty . Bond has real Anna Held eyes and , puts her songs over in a wonderful manner . As soon as we laid eyes on Miss Patricola , her •brother Tom , and his partner Irene Delroy , having dinner at the same table . in the club Sunday night ,. December 19 , we knew we were going to see some act And what an act it was I As Billy Sullivan remarked , I wouldn t like to have to pay the salary that act would get in vaudeville I Miss Delroy , who has lived at the club a long time with her mother , got a great ovation . She looked mighty sweet in her cunning black gown . And of cours...
IT'S "JOHN L . " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
ITS JOHN L . For no reason at all , someone went and gave Manager Hurlburt ; of the N . V . A . Club , the prefix William , in these usually correct columns . As a result , he is beginning to get mail from out of town addressed to William . Its not William , nor Willie nor Will , nor even Bill , but simply John L . —yep , same as they used to call Sullivan . Get it right—JOHN L . HURLBURT . -
I'VE TREATED MYSELF [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 31 December 1920
IVE TREATED MYSELF I ve treated myself to a writing - machine I It can t write a poem and , . dear goodness It s the dangdest contraption Ive ever seen ; knows , t My old stubby pencil can . write better prose ! Ive treated myself to a writing machine I But reading its writing is irksome , I ween ; It can t spell at all ,, and English ; my word I Its language is surely the worst I . have heard . .- Ive treated myself to a writing machine ! Don t fill up with envy and turn a pale . green ; Turn green with e « i » 3 &gt;/ My gosh , what a wheesel Why , the dern ed thing is full of bromidiociest J OHN CONNERY . .
PRISON BARS GIVE WAY TO HIS WIFE AND CHILD [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
PRISON BARS GIVE WAY TO HIS WIFE AND CHILD Artist , Rescued trom Prison Sentence by Vaudeville Managers , Spends Christmas at Home Pardoned from the Michigan ¦ State Penitentiary , where he had been sent on a trumped-up charge , O . H . Willliams , an artist , spent Christmas with his wife and kiddie , thanks to two well-known vaudeville executives ; whose names are withheld by THE VAUDEVILLE . NEWS , because of their objections : to any publicity about the part they played in the case . No more beautifuL Christmas story has ever been -written than the one told in the following letter : • INDIANAPOLIS , IND ., December 26 , 1920 . Mr . Glenn Condon ; Editor , The Vaudeville News , New York : City . Dear Mr . Condon : Just a word to advise that I-have just spent the happiest and most wonderful Christmas • that I- have ever known , -thanks to those two big-hearted men , Messrs . and ¦ . For had it not been for them , I would have spent my Christmas , behind those great gray walls at J...
NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE FROM E . F , ALBEE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
NEW YEARS MESSAGE FROM E . F , ALBEE Although unable to attend the New Year s Eve celebration at the N . V . A ; Club , Mr . Albee sent a written message to the assembled members , the reading of which by Secretary Chesterfield provoked great enthusiasm . The message was as follows . December 31 st , 1921 . Dear Mr . Chesterfield : Wont you please give those who are watching the old year out and new in , my slncerest good wishes for a very happy and prosperous New Year ! A * mean cold keeps me in the house ; otherwise , I would be there to enjoy the good time no doubt all will have . The past year has seen many changes for the better In our business . ; The spirit of good fellowship has developed rapidly between the artist and the . manager , and the many little acts of kindness and consideration on the part of the artist toward the manager and the manager toward the artist have had much to do in strengthening the friendship and respect that each has for the other . May the blessing...
WONDERFUL XMAS TIME REPORTED BY ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
WONDERFUL XMAS TIME REPORTED BY ARTISTS Scarcely a Vaudeville Theatre in North America That Did Not Join in Making Occasion Festive . Reports received by THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS from every section of the United States and Canada indicate that approximately 800 . vaudeville theatres were the scene on December 25 th of the biggest Christmas Party in the annals of the profession . As a result of the advance work done by E . F . Albee and the Vaudeville Managers * Protective Association , with the active assistance of the individual managers in carrying out the suggestion , at least 10 , 000 artists were the guests of managers at nearly a thousand dinners and entertainments . In practically all instances the orchestras , stage crews and other house attaches participated in the event . Never before has there been an occasion when all of the branches of vaudeville mingled together in such great numbers or with such hearty arid universal good-fellowship . It was a splendid token of the new spi...
NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA OCCASION AT CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
NEW YEARS EVE GALA OCCASION AT CLUB Novel Entertainment , Wonderful Feast and Message from E . F . \ Albee Features of Event The New Year was ushered in with appropriate ceremony at the N . V . A . Club . The large dining room never looked prettier than it did when the doors were thrown open vat 11 : 30 o clock Friday night . In the center of the open dancing space was a wicker vase , ten feet high , filled with Poinsettas . In the crowd that filled every available table , both on the main floor , in the balcony , on the mezzanine , and even an extra row outside in the lounge , were some of the best known executives , agents and artists of the vaudeville world . Every circuit was represented by at least one table . An augmented orchestra , under the direction of Owen Jones , furnished music during the dinner and afterwards for dancing . William J . Sullivan surprised everyone by staging one of the most novel entertainments ever seen in the club . Bobby McLean , world s champion ice ...
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
HARKING BACK ( The fourth and final installment of Al ¦ Fostell s autobiography , written from memory . ) By AL FOSTELL After closing in Sydney , we left on Monday niorhing for Halifax and remained there until Thursday waiting for the boat to Boston . We stayed at the best hotel in town ,, received a weeks salary and got first-class passage , back to Boston . Prof . Scmon is the father of Larry Semon , the present-day million dollar screen scream , who at that time was a babe with the show - . After landing in Boston , we again started in playing dates , and for a number , of . years we would summer in Atlantic City , combining business with pleasure from June until Labor Day , playing at that time Govonators , Doyle s , Fortesques , Bowker s , Albright s Gardens , Atlantic Garden , Excursion House , etc . With the , exception - of Albright s and the Atlantic Garden , all the pavilions have been removed from the Boardwalk and the place is entirely different from what it was in . ear...
, N . V . A . SPORTITUS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
, N . V . A . SPORTITUS DRIVES &amp; PUTTS By CHARLES LEONARD FLETCHER It has escaped no casual observer that the paintaking , earnest golfer is an unhappy man . A stroke * or two less than his desserts is a greater . ; , tragedy to him than the engulfing of thousands of Chinese in a flood or the destruction * o £ cities by earthquake . Famine , war and % pestilence are negligible if he is . off his gairie . The fellow has ceased to be human . - How much more to be envied is the unskilled and irresponsible golfer , who laughs his way over the course , takes his mishaps philosophi-j cally as they come , never turns in a score for a handicap or a prize , eats like a wayfarer , sleeps like an apple-cheeked child arid never worries about his game . . BUT HE WILL NEVER BE A GOLFER 1 . A TOAST TO COLONEL BOGEY He was not a mere private when he came upon earth , But a Colonel full fledged from the hour of his birth . The idol of caddies and critics and others , The model of maidens...
KANSAS CITY , MO . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
KANSAS CITY , MO . By FLOYD SCOTT KANSAS CITY , MO ., Jan . 1 . Street car service and electric lighting were cut off in Kansas City Monday , December 20 , due to an explosion in one of the power plants of the transit company . The business and theatrical districts were in darkness from 5 : 30 until 9 : 30 p . m . Every theatre was obliged to delay its performance , because all are supplied with light from the plant that was out of commission . Miss Grace Nelson , prima donna , was appearing in her home town ( Kansas City ) the night the city was in darkness . A big party of railroad men and their families ( 210 in all ) gave Miss Nelson a dinner arid went to the Orpheum afterwards . There they found the lobby packed although lighted onl y by numerous wax tapers . It , was a patient crowd , however , and . they stuck it out .
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS A FRIEND IN EACH TOWN December 3 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , My dear Sir : — Here is one I think should go down on the long list of favors , managers have done for actors . While playing the Majestic Theatre , Cedar Rapids , I was engaged to play at the Montrose Hotel , November 11 th , for which I was to have received a sum of money . I did not get it . But the enclosed will prove that I will get it and I have only Manager William Slattery to thank for it You will notice he went so far as to use his own attorney . I claim that thats stepping some for an actor . Yours truly , JOHN NEFF . December 2 , 1920 . Johnny Neff , Empress Theatre , Omaha , Neb . Dear Johnny : Have been jarring your man up since you left . Went so far as to put the claim in the hands of my lawyers , but as the hotel came across after my second letter , we dropped the matter . Have forwarded the check to Johnny Nash , who no doubt will have it to you promptly . You did n...
N . V . A . YULETIOE ACROSTIC j [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
N . V . A . YULETIOE ACROSTIC j By JAMES MADISON S—that s the scene plot , laid in N . V . A . A—are -the actors who come here to . play , N—the new members we managed to win , T—thanks for those who helped bring them in . A—is our aim . for your cornfort and ease , C—thats our constant , ambition to please , L—is the latch-string which ansswers your pull , A—always welcome , and that is ° bull , U—is unanimous;—Hip , Hip Hooray , S—uccess and long life to the big N . V . A .
ST . PAUL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
ST . PAUL By ARTHUR SHEEKMAN ST . PAUL , MINN ., Dec . 7 . Thanksgiving day the artists playing the St . Paul Orpheum journeyed to Stillwater and put on their regular bill before the prisoners in the state penitentiary . They arose at 6 : 30 a . m . —something they say an actor can t , do—and were on their way to the prison shortly after in a special car . There probably never was a more enthusiastic and appreciative audience than those 800 gray-garbed men . It was one continuous round of applause from the moment Fred G . Albrecht s Orpheum Concert orchestra hit up the overture to the finale of The Love Shop , the musical review . Not a comedy line was missed by the audience and the artists gave the best they had . They were called back again and again . The St . Paul newspapers gave the event widespread publicity . For the last five years the Thanksgiving week bill at the St . Paul Orpheum has been presented at the penitentiary in its entirety . When Arthur B . White , manager of t...
NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA OCCASION AT CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
NEW YEARS EVE GALA OCCASION AT CLUB ( Continued from Page One ) round after round of deserved applause from the audience of expert appra sers of artistry . The concertina solo by the musical director of the act was a genuine novelty and thoroughly appreciated . Aileenr Stanley , prime favorite at the club , did a couple of numbers as a surprise , andean agreeable surprise it was , as they never tire of hearing , the Personality Girl ! in the club , which she always makes-her home when in town . -, . Manager John L . Hurlburt , who worked unt ringly to handle the crowd , serve the . wonderful supper , and otherwise handle the details of the event , , is deserving of special mention . Secretary Henry Chesterfield and , his assistant , . William Stuart , were on the job every minute , going from table to table and welcoming old friends and new . They had a personal word of greeting for everyone present and both of them fairly radiated the spir t . of A Happy New Year and a Big Year for...
PROCTOR PLAYS SANTA TO STAFF AND ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 7 January 1921
PROCTOR PLAYS SANTA TO STAFF AND ARTISTS E . F . Proctor , head of the circuit of that name , and one of the veteran execut ves of vaudeville , played Santa Claus to his staff and to the artists appearing in his theatres Christmas Day . Mr . Proctor has proved upon many occasions prior to this that he is heart and soul with the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association in the good work that it is do ng . This year Mr . Proctor distributed $ 60 , 000 to the various members of his staff who have been in his service for a number of years . Each local house manager , upon his weekly visit to the main Proctor office , in the Palace Building , was the delighted rec pient of a substantial bonus check . On Christmas Day , at each of the Proctor theatres , a gala Christmas dinner was provided , at which trie local manager acted as host for Mr ; Proctor , and all the artists playing the theatre and attaches of the house were present . Mr . Proctor is Vice-President of the B . F . Keith Circu...