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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS MERRY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS MERRY LOUISVILLE , Ky ., Dec . 30 . —T . W . Dinkins High School Girls , trouping on the Western Burlesque Wheel , celebrated Christmas at Nic Boslers hotel here Sunday evening , Dec . 24 . A big Christmas tree had been erected in one of the large rooms of the hotel and gifts for every member of the company were pulled from its boughs and distributed by Dainty Marie , billed here as a special feature with the company ; Dolly Bertram , Dale Wilson , and Daisy Primrose . Not a single member of the organization was forgotten in the gift giving , many valuable presents being exchanged ; Dainty Marie entered into the spirit of the affair with great enthusiasm , giving each member of the company a gift . The two mascots of the troupe , Masters Buster Dixon and Howard Stevenson , were deluged with mechanical toys , soldier suits , etc Alex . D . Gorman , manager of the company , was made the recipient of a handsome pair of diamond-studded cuff links , the gift of the prin...
MANAGER GIVEN SURPRISE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
MANAGER GIVEN SURPRISE LITTLE ROCK , Ark , Dec 30 . —Manager Leonard A . Quill , of the Majestic theater , of this city , with Art Thomas , stage manager , gave a little dinner to the house staff and the performers Christmas night . At the opening of the dinner Dr . Corney acted as chairman , and started off by presenting Mr . Quill with a gold watch and fob from the boys of the house . This was a great surprise to Mr . Quill , as he is a new manager in Little Rock and really did not expect the present . When he was called on to make a little talk , he could hardly say a word . After the dinner the stage was turned into a dance hall and everybody had a good time . The performers that played for Mr . Quill on this day were Roland Travers &amp; Co ., The Nifty Girls , Geo . Rolland &amp; Co ., Fitch Cooper , Keno Walsh and Melrose .
NICE CHRISTMAS PRESENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
NICE CHRISTMAS PRESENT SACRAMENTO , Cal , Dec ^ 25 . -Josej . hine Cohan , who is playmg . here with The Fortune Hunter , received one oiwe most unique Christmas presents that was ever given to a theatrical personage . This morning she received a pacKage , by express , from her brother , George M . Cohan , and it contained the manuscript of a straight comedy written especially for her and her husband , Fred Niblo . Inasmuch as George M . Cohan always commands at least ten per cent , oi tne gross receipts as royalty on all plays that he writes and exacts a sum ol $ 10 , 000 in advance royalties , the value of the gift can be roug hly estimated . Attached to the play was the following statement given under a notary public This play is to be played without royalties to its author , George M . Cohan , as long as it is presented by _ my sister , Josephine , and her husband , Fred Niblo .
HERE'S A NEW ONE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
HERES A NEW ONE CINCINNATI , Jan . 1 -The old adage there is nothing new u \ d £ * fe re ™ n received a solar plexus tt ° w * e sk ° d lttttl£p%*Z Sunday afternoon . The grounds ^ n which the inunction were . asked ana granted on were as stated in the story given by the attorneys for the company , that the said actress had inherited a for tune running into millions , from a con siderate father in Germany , anA * at m consequence she . was ™ tfjgffi £ and wanted to quit , n *» ««&gt; = . ™ h » n she had threatened to l ^ ve and when told that she would have to Keep contract she got cranky and me to ^ rupt the company . The a &amp; o ™ = &gt; a . sta tedthat she was . a clever actre . and her place would be nara ™&gt; l » ff that in consequence they would suffer many thousands of dollars wortti ^ T ^^ A ^ pWd i * - ne » t ^ ^| ^ ff there was not even the shadow oi fZs.txXza&amp;z ance . ¦¦ - ¦ .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
TOLLY JOPLIN JINKS J OPLIN , Mo ., Dec . 30 . — Manager Leopold Pam , of the Lyric theater , gave an elaborate Christmas banquet to the performers playing his theater this week and the members of the George Evans Honey Bov minstrel company , it was an evening long to be remembered not only on account of the many good things to eat and drink that had been provided , but also on account of the many evidences of good feeling existing between the guests . Many of the performers entertained by choice , stones and songs , and the whole evening was one series of delights . Among the guests present were : The Five OBriens , Haywood Trio , Leo Overlees , Paul Cnsle , William Barr , F . Ihlefeldt , M . Leonard , Markwardt , O . Miller , E . S . Brill , C . Smith , Jay Emery , Ray Emery , H . £ . Gernsey , Knickerbocker Trio , _ C . A . Naylor , Vaughn Comfort H . : R . McKnight , Godfrey Pam , Roy Confer , George Potter , Charles Lawder , George ( Honey Boy ) Evans , Bessie Leonard , Dave Wal...
NEW YEARS IN NEW YORK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
NEW YEARS IN NEW YORK Manager Gene Meyers , of the Yorkville theater , gave a banquet on New Year s night to a number of his friends . Tables had been spread on the stage and William Kehoe , Slim Davis and Jules Bernheim acted as masters of ceremonies , and they succeeded in bringing out hitherto undiscovered talent in many of the people present . . It was not until daybreak that any one thought of going home , and even then some would have loved to have lingered . Among those present were Mr . and Mrs . Will Barry . ¦ Mr . and Mrs . Al . Brewster , Mr . and : Mrs . E . S . Carpenter , Mr . and Mrs . Sim Kerner , Arthur Wolfe , Harry Weinman , L . Boffa , A . J . Kline , John Bunn , R . -Diana , J . Armstrong , Nat Jacobs , David Jacobs , Mrs . Jacobs , Miss Rudolph ,- America Balpat , George J . Weiner , Emma Alton , Gus Davis , Harry Davis , Helen Briscoe , Billy Kehoe , Gene Meyers , Miss Roof , Sol Meyerson , Jules Bernheim , Anna Sondheim , Frank Bernheim , Thomas Sweeney , Sli...
' - A NEW ENGLAND DINNER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
- A NEW ENGLAND DINNER \ PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 29 . —Desmond C . Place , manager of the Walnut Street theater , invited twenty of his personal friends to a Christmas dinner , and distinctly stated that it would be a New England dinner . The event was scheduled for this afternoon and the guests were all surprised when they saw the menu that had been prepared for them . Instead of fowl or game being the principal dish , as they all expected , they were treated to a typical boiled New England dinner . . Corned beef , cabbage , baked beans and other fruits and vegetables indigenous to New England were on the table , and although it was a novelty for the guests , they pitched in arid devoured the food . Many of them declared that it % vas the finest banquet they had , ever attended . Over the wine and coffee that followed the dinner many stories were told , and the host was voted one jolly good fellow for having provided such palate-tickling food . Coming , as it did , when most people we...
HASTINGS PLAYS SANTA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
HASTINGS PLAYS SANTA ST . LOUIS , Mo ., Dec 31 .-Harry Hastings , after playing Santa Uausand making presents to each individual member of the company , gave a banquet to the entire company at the Regent hotel , after the night show Monday , which lasted until early Tuesday morning . Mr . Hastings was taken by surprise when his wife , Viola Sheldon , presented him with a fourteen-karat gold Elk s card case , studded with diamonds . Mr . Hastings was also presented with a number of handsome gifts from ditferent members of the company . After the menu was served , there was speech making and toasts by the various members of the company , Harry Hastings acting as toastmaster . Among the members present were - Mr . and Mrs . Harry Hastings , . Tom Coyne , Jack Levy , Seymour Derrisey and SeVmour , Hill , Cherryand Hill , Bohannon and Cory , I he Dancing Klines , Mona Raymond , Barney Toye , Edna Hyland , Henry I . Stoddard , Clarence Callaway , William Ensor , Harry Ackerman , Harry Fre...
XMAS IN TEXAS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
XMAS IN TEXAS T . O . Tuttle and his wife , Bonnie May Tuttle , entertained a number of their friends at a Christmas dinner in Dallas , Tex . There was a delightful spread , and after the viands had been consumed there was a flow of reason and a feast of soul in song and story . Among those present were Manager Dalton , of the Orpheum theater ; Sol Winters and Mr . Griffith , who are playing m farce comedy at the Favorite theater , and Rea Nye and L . Nye , of the Orpheum theater . With Mrs . Tuttle , as one of the best cooks ever , and Mr , Tuttle , the agent , presiding at the dinner , it was a happy combination .
PERFORMERS REMEMBERED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
PERFORMERS REMEMBERED FRANKLIN , Pa ., Dec . 27 . —Frank J . Dion gave a banquet tonight to the performers and employees of the Orpheum theater which was enjoyed by all present . A number of newspaper men were also present . The menu was one of the finest ever served in this city , and after all had enjoved the good things an impromptu entertainment was given . Harry Robinson rendered a piano solo , Albert Barnett , Billy Downs and Larry Fein delighted the hearers with vocal solos and Signor Franz made a witty address . The following vaudeville people were present at the banquet : Mattie Borum &amp; Co ., Sig . and Edith Franz , Hague &amp; Herbert .
CELEBRATE IN BUFFALO [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CELEBRATE IN BUFFALO BUFFALO , N . Y ., Jan . 2 . —Louise Gunning , star of The Balkan Princess ,, ^ playing the Teck theater Chnstfriafs week , gave a holiday supper to the members of her company at the Italha hotel . Harold A . Robe , a former church soloist in this city , is a member of Miss Gunning s company . . . Another holiday celebration m Buffalo was held at a leading hotel when Charles Frohmans The Passers-By company dined at midnight Sunday of last week . The company came to Buffalo after a long run at the Criterion theater , New York City .
ot ACTRESS SECRETLY WED ? [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
ot ACTRESS SECRETLY WED ? CHICAGO , Jan . 4—friends josepnme McGillan , known on the stage as Virginia Keating , at one time of The Fourth Estate Co ., and a player of important roles in several other wellknown productions , report that they have learned of the secret marriage of Miss McGillan recently to Lieutenant Leigh Hanlon Hazzard of the United States Navy . Miss McGillan at . one time was quite prominent in Chicago musical circles .
THE PASSING SHOWS . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
THE PASSING SHOWS . Two plays current at the New York theaters controlled by the Messrs . Shubert will terminate their New York engagements Saturday evening of this week . Margaret Illington , now playing Kindling at Dalys , will go on tour , and Peggy , current at the Casino , will close in New York with its future much in doubt ; it may go on tour or may close for the season , with a summer engagement m New York a possibility . The Million , running at the Thirty-ninth Street theater , is to move into the Herald Square to begin an indefinite engagement on Jan . 8 . A Butterfly on the Wheel succeeds The Million at the Thirty-ninth Street . The new play at Daly s will be The Bird of Paradise , with Lauretee Taylor , Guy Bates Post , Theodore Roberts , Pamela Gaythorne and Ida Waterman . The Casino will be dark for a week , following Peggy , . to allow for rehearsals of Sumurun , which is . the following week to have its American premiere under the direction of Winthrop Ames .
TREE IN SEATTLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
TREE IN SEATTLE SEATTLE , Wash ., Jan . 1 . —The Sullivan &amp; Considine road show No . 2 , while playing at the Empress theater here , last week , gave a Christmas tree and party to Master Paul Malvern . The affair took place at the -McFarland hotel and everyone present had a very enjoyable time . Over two hundred presents were distributed to the guests and no one was forgotten . Those present were Mr . and Mrs . Mark Murphy , Mr . and Mrs . Lew Hankins , Mr . and Mrs . Paul Stevens , The Three Dixons and the Malvern troupe of six people .
CLUB'S FIRST CHRISTMAS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CLUBS FIRST CHRISTMAS The M . Y . O . B . Club , originated by Ed . Lee Wrothe , gave their first Christmas banquet at the Colonial-Annex hotel , Pittsburgh , Pa ., on Wednesday evening , Dec . 27 . Plates were laid for 60 , which included all the members of the Hurtig &amp; Seamon s Ginger Girls Co . and a few invited guests , among which were Sam Bernard , Step , Mehlinger &amp; King , McKay &amp; Cantwell , James Deacon , Hans Reidal , Frank Sunshine , Otto Snitzer , Peter Danhardt , Jimmy Daugherty , Steve Barnett , Fred Evans , Mrs . Mills and Arthur Riesenberger . During the festivities of the evening plenty of toasts and speeches were given and entertainment provided by Sam Bernard , McKay &amp; Cantwell and members of the company . Joe Hurtig came from Chicago to spend Christmas with the company , and , together with George H . Harris , the manager , acted as master of ceremonies . Pinky Reynolds was presented by the M . Y . O . B . Club with ...
SCHENECTADY IN LINE ! [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
SCHENECTADY IN LINE ! S CHENECTADY , N . Y , Dec . # - _ £ gSHi^fl of the house , and it was early this mornfngtefo re the happy gathering broke UD After the many good things haa b £ n eaten Mr . Simmons whc . had been anoointed toastmaster , started the tes S of song and story by calling on Manager Wasson of the theater . Much xf the g surprise of the people present he rendered several solos ma manner that puts him in the Caruso class . OthIrs eave songs and recitations , and Hnrrv L Hanson delivered a speech that he first introduced when he went m the show business , forty years , ago , and at the conclusion of the festivities John F Fields played Auld Lang Syne on the concertma and all joined in the chorus Among those present were A ^ ffi ^&amp; W v ! l ^^ 2 ffaf the thekterrThomas Wasson , Andrew Wasson ? Assistant Manager Breymare . ; Tohn F . Fields , Sr . ; Harry L . Hanson , Weslin Trio , Marie Hylands , MissC . Farmer , Joe Ward , the orchestra consisting of Michael...
made in SIDONIA GETS A PRIZE . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
made in SIDONIA GETS A PRIZE . Awards have lately beer , the Field and Stream $ 2 , 000 prize fishngcontest covering the past , sporting yelr . The money was cut into four carts and to T . Sidonia , a vaudeville ^ artist whose cartoons were wont to topear Tn T HE P LAYER some months ago went the third grand prize . . He was entered in the bass competition and caught his prize-winner near his sum mer home , Belmont Lake , Ont ., Aug . 18 , last . The fish was a ^ ll- ™ outhed black bass , weighing 6 lbs . 2 ! oz ana was twenty-two inches m length . In announcing the awards , . * « £ Stream published the F , ze t V , nd own stories of their triumphs , and Sidonia turned out the most mteresting and realistic of all four yarns .
ACTOR SAVES DM WITH A DISPLAY OF COOLNESS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
ACTOR SAVES DM WITH A DISPLAY OF COOLNESS Panic Averted in Casino Theater , Ottawa , Can ., by Willard Lee Halls Conduct Christmas Afternoon . OTTAWA , Can ., Dec . 31 . —To the extraordinary presence of mind and coolness displayed by Willard Lee Hall , a vaudeville performer who is well known by reason of his sketch , The Widow OBrien , is attributed the prevention of a theater catastrophe at the Casino here Christmas afternoon . Mr . Hall and his associates were presenting their sketch at the afternoon performance in the presence of 1 , 300 people who crowded the theater , when two boys in . the gallery got into an altercation over the possession of a box of candy . Some excitement arose and a member of the audience shouted fire . In an instant every man , woman and child—and there were many women and children—was headed for the main exit in a mad rush to reach the street . Mr . Hall quietly stepped to the front of the stage and commanded the audi ence to sit down , telling them t...
OPERA SINGER KILLED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
OPERA SINGER KILLED Frederick Bonermann , seventy-eight years old and well known throughout the country as an opera singer , was Killed by a street car in New York City , Wednesday of last week . Bonermann appeared in concert soon after his arrival in this •country from Germany many years ago , and was a member of the McCall Opera company in 1878 , when it failed in New Orleans in 1878 . For some years the singer had been dividing his time between coaching singing societies and singing wherever he could find employment .