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What Is N . V . A . Insurance Worth ? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
What Is N . V . A . Insurance Worth ? You have heard it said that the $ 10 a year you pay as dues in the N . V . A . is not as much as you would have to pay for the premium alone on $ 1 , 000 worth of life insurance carried in any reputable company . Have you ever taken the trouble to investigate the truth of this statement ? One artist has . He is Albert Gamble , who does a calculation act in vaudeville , and who is an enthusiastic member of the N . V . A . He went to a friend of his , a reputable insurance actuary , and explained to him that every member of the N . V . A . was insured for $ 1 , 000 , without medical examination or red tape of any kind . The actuary expressed surprise upon learning that there was an organization which insured its members at such an unheard of low cost . He-gave Mr . Gamble some figures , showing the average premium on a $ 1 , 000 policy , charged by the reputable insurance companies . The rates given are all pre-war rates , and are probably 20 per ...
N , V , A , AND ACTORS FUND RELIEVE NEEDY ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
N , V , A , AND ACTORS FUND RELIEVE NEEDY ARTISTS The twelve members of the Ferguson Brothers Musical Comedy Company , who lost all of their worldly possessions Christmas Eve in a fire at Caddo , Texas , which destroyed , the- Texicana Theatre and adjoining hotel in that town , were sent relief to the extent of $ 300 by the Actors Fund of America and The National Vaudeville Artists , Inc . . Sam Scribner , treasurer of the Actors Fund , ; was • appealed to by the stranded artists , and he advised Secretary Henry Chesterfield of the N . V . A . of the predicament . Both organizations agreed to go fifty-fifty in relieving the stricken artists and the money was forwarded immediately . The -artists in question were not members of the N . V . A .
MORE REPORTS OF XMAS AND NEW YEAR EVENTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
MORE REPORTS OF XMAS AND NEW YEAR EVENTS Specially Arranged Programs and Dinners in Many Theatres on Last Night of the Old Year Reports of Christmas dinners and entertainments provided for artists by the managers of almost every vaudeville theatre in the United States and Canada continued to roll into THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS last week . News of . such events from all over the continent were published ¦ in the last issue of this paper arid we are pleased this week to record additional Christmas parties , together with several accounts of New Year s Eve celebrations in _ which managers and artists —and in many cases audiencesparticipated . GALESBURG , ILL . —On Christmas Eve the employees and attaches of the Orpheum Theatre , together with all the artists on the bill , were presented with a banquet and ball by Manager W . J . Olson . It was held in the Custer Hotel dining ; room , next door to the theatre . The room was especially decorated and the guests were seated at midnight . Humorou...
J THEY STARTED YOUNG [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
J THEY STARTED YOUNG Now , who do you suppose these two comics are ? Give up ? You never would guess ! They are no other than Patrlcola &amp; Patricola , better known as Tom Patrlcola , the well known eccentric comedian and dancer , who is on the big time with Irene Delroy and Miss Patrlcola , who Is still headlining bills all by her lonesome . The photo was taken In Chicago quite a few years ago—quite a few—and shows Tom and his sister doing a Tad act . Go on and laugh , now . The little feller is Tom I
N . V . A . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED LAST WEEK ' [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
N . V . A . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED LAST WEEK NAME Al Stlker J Irving Berger Olive Bernard Serlta Gatte . Happy Golden Joseph L . Hlrsch George Lee John A , Murphy Margaret D . Owen Les Poe Herbert Warren Frank Cotter Redfield Clarke Chas . Marvelle Hugh L . Liang Mildred Livingston John T . Mitchell William Mitchell Leon Alarcon Harry Francis Davis J . Gaffney , Jr Mae Gibson Meyer Gordon Edward Hlndley J . West Jones Sandy McKay Jimmy OBrien Louis F . Spauldlng Joe Anthony Fred Werner . Benny Barton Geo . Beagy Jack Conroy Blanche Dane Bob Eugene -Emma Hewitt Harry Hewitt Tess Howarth Kathryn LaVelle Herbert D . McAvo &gt; Charles Manning Harry M . Mortimer Billy OConnor Don Pace Frank Weaver n Ir 3 &gt; y : r PROPOSER Arthur Turelly Theresa Valerio Theresa Valerio Walter Winchell Helen Trainor Harry Granville Julius H . Marx Chas . W . Ritchie Harry C . Clarke Theresa Valerio Valerio Bergere Chas . Bartling Mrs . Dolly Onri Sam Lazar E . A . Donsang Frank Leighton J...
N . V . A . SPORT IT US [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
N . V . A . SPORT IT US r ~~ DRIVES &amp; PUTTS ^ CHARLES LEONARD FLETCHER Indoor golf these cheerless days isn t like hitting em out on the links , is it ? Here s another suggestion for winter practice : walk five miles in leisurely fashion , , ai every 150 yards hit the pavement a hard whack with your cane and swear . If the Lord has anything to do with jolf , which we sometimes doubt , He gives ihe dub a corking good drive once in a while—just to keep him trying . Harvey Watkins says that Gordon Boslock is quite a linguist : Besides English he speaks Golf fluently , and has a . smattering of Automobile . Charlie Irwin says he recently played with an actor who went around in a hundred strokes and only two thousand words . Ernie Stanton wirelesses : I wish some of the guys Ive been playing with lately would take lessons from a memory teacher . They forget an average of about 20 strokes they take on each round . Why not a few lessons in arithmetic , Ernie ? Frederick Melvill...
CHRISTMAS THEN AND NOW [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
CHRISTMAS THEN AND NOW as seen by the observing old night watchman Cleveland , Ohio , Jan . 10 . Mr . Frank Lovewell , night watch 7 man at B . F . Keiths Hippodrome , has been connected with vaudeville for over thirty years . Each Christmas has passed and he has watched the artists leaving the theatre , the day before Christmas , and Christmas , some with smiles on , their faces and others with expressions of sadness . He kept an accurate , record of the various acts on all bills playing the house . On Christmas Day of this year , this observing man remarked , Never have I seen such a change in performers ; -they are smiling continually now . With his old corn-cob pipe , in his mouth , he watched the artists , stage hands , : musicians , ushersand other house employees gather around a Christmas tree in one happy group Participating in the . spirit of Christ- |) ias _ time . Mr . Lovewell said , Things- certainly have changed—something has happened recentlj that / makes the atmosphe...
WAR ROMANCE ENDS IN N . V . A . MARRIAGE HERE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
WAR ROMANCE ENDS IN N . V . A . MARRIAGE HERE Well Known Vaudeville Artist Claims as his bride Belgian Girl Whom He Met While in British Army . MR . AND MRS . ALFRED POWELL Alfred Powell , a soldier in the British Army during the dark days of the recent war , was thrown by the fate of battle into a devastated section of stricken Belgium . He was billetted at a Belgium home . Mile . Germaine Bemelen was the particular flower in that garden of desolation . She met the gallant soldier of the Crown . It was genuine love at first sight . Afterward , whenever Powell happened to be in that vicinity he managed to spend a few hours . in the Bemelen household . Time , went on and the war ended . Powell returned to the United States to continue his vaudeville career . . But every week he wrote to his Belgian Rose and every week—and sometimes oftener—he received a missive from her . This correspondence kept up for two years and culminated on Thursday , January 6 , in New York City , when Alfred...
HOW A LITTLE EFFORT HELPS IN GETTING ^ BAGGAGE MOVED t- [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
HOW A LITTLE EFFORT HELPS IN GETTING ^ BAGGAGE MOVED t- Lawrence , Mass ., December 24 th , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , -Sx .. _ New York City . ~ v Dear Sir : \ ¦ As requested in your circular-let-ter of December 21 st in reference to movement of vaudeville acts over the various railroads , we herewith enclose ! you a copy of a letter received from Mr . C . H . Nickolson , General Agent in Lawrence , of the Boston and Maine Railroad , which is a reply to a complaint we made to . - him in regard to the checking out of baggage from the North Lawrence station . We are pleased to advise you that since taking this matter up with Mr . Nicholson , we have had no further complaints from acts checking out of Lawrence . Very truly yours , TOOMEY &amp; DeMARA , By Ralph A . Ward . Tpomey &amp; DeMara ; No . 1 Lawrence St ., Lawrence , Mass . Gentlemen : I have your esteemed favor of the 14 th instant relative to baggage received at North Lawrence Sunday - night . I beg to advi...
NEW BAGGAGE STICKERS ARE SENT TO ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
NEW BAGGAGE STICKERS ARE SENT TO ARTISTS The new baggage stickers by which vaudeville baggage will be identified in the future to insure prompt handling by railroad baggage agents , were sent last week to every vaudeville theatre in the United States and Canada ; for distribution to artists . No charge , is made for the stickers . They are the first step in a crusade started by Mr . Albee to insure more expeditious movement of vaudeville baggage . The various railroads , whose presidents were asked to cooperate in the movement , have entered heartily into the scheme and are promising the fullest assistance . All railroad baggage departments have been furnished copies of the stickers so as to apprise them of the significance of the label . The label is 9 x 6 inches in dimension . There is a red border , one inch wide , and the words in the center , NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTIST , together with a space for the name of the act . The back of each sticker is gummed , so that all that has to...
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are Invited to Write BACK STAGE COMFORTS Detroit Mich ., Nov . 17 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , Palace Theatre Building , New York City . Dear Sir : We should respectfully like to call your attention to the greatly improved conditions in the bouses now known as the Junior Orpheum , which we have just completed playing , and by this we mean not only in the . front of the houses but also back stage , where accommodations have advanced in the past year further than from the time the houses were opened to that time . Dressing rooms are clean , carpeted , good lights , placed where THEY SHOULD BE , in most cases , waste baskets , and in many of the houses little green rooms , all of which are kept clean and as healthy as possible . I should like to call especial attention to the efforts now being made by Mr . W . D . Ascough , Manager of Miles-Regent Theatre , Detroit , where we are playing the current week . ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
TKEW ^ W ^ EW-S Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City Gl _ ENN CONDON . Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News Is distributed free to artists managers , theatre employees and all others connected with Vaudeville in the United States , Canada and throughout the world . If you find it impossible to obtain your copy through the theatres , write us and we will olace your name on a 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 Is the official organ of the National Vaudevile Artists , Inc ., and the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association . Contributions of interest to the vaudeville world are solicited , but the full name and address of the correspondent should be appended . The ...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
EDITORIAL AN OBLIGATION Not many weeks ago a popular little Vaudeville artist died quite suddenly , leaving a widowed mother . The girl s partner -belonged to the N . V . A ., but she did not . The . advantage of the $ 1 , 000 free life insurance had been pointed out to her and she felt that for . her mother s protection , if nothing else , she should make application just as soon as she could get around to it . But before she could get around to it the grim hand of fate descended upon her . The funeral expenses and the immediate needs of the mother were , taken care of by the N . V . A . and kind-hearted vaudeville managers , but the mother did not receive the life insurance that would , have been , hers had the daughter invested a few . dollars in membership . Just a week after this a well known male performer- died . He , too , left behind a widowed mother and a sister , and the latter wrote to Mr . Albee to ascertain if he deceased had belonged to the N . V . A . and if any deat...
YOUR N , V , A , CARD WILL SAVE YOU REAL MONEY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
YOUR N , V , A , CARD WILL SAVE YOU REAL MONEY Here is another instance of how , a paid-up N » . V . • A . • card conies in handy in many ways that might never occur to you . Marie Russell recently played the Lyceum Theatre , Canton , - Ohio . She noticed a sign in the dressing room mentioning the fact that by showing a paid-up N . V . A . ¦ card artists would receive a discount of from 10 to 30 per cent on their purchases at certain local stores . She . picked out the Arthur Leather shop and introduced herself to William Arthur , the proprietor . ; He treated her with great courtesy and gave her a thirty per cent discount on . the , many useful things she purchased . I mention this , writes Miss Russell , to show that your N . V . A . card is good for you , both in and out of New York ;
THE RIGHT SPIRIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
THE RIGHT SPIRIT Buddy Shepherd recently showed the N . V . A . spirit by coming to the rescue of SmoHns Syncqpaters ,, a . . combination of , five boys in a jazz music- and song .-revue . Tommy Thomas , the drummer , was called away from the act while filling . an engagement at the Plaza Theatre , Charleston , W . Va ., by the death of his father . - Without being requested to do so by anyone connected with the theatre , Shepherd , of the team of Shepherd &amp; Otto , volunteered to fill in to , keep the act going , fie . took the drummer s place , after doing his own turn , and as a result the audience did not know anything had happened and Manager Pat F . Liddy was given a practical demonstration of how the artists appreciate the im . proved conditions that the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association and the N .- V . A . have brought about . Deeds , like . this give the managers in the small towns a new lease on life and furnish additional incen tive for them to keep u...
A GOOD THING TO CARRY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
A GOOD THING TO CARRY Mae Van Cello , of the Van Cellos , Is enthusiastic over a recent experience she had In Reading , Pa . The , team was en route and laid ; off . In Reading . for a day . She approached the manager of a local theatre which had- as Its feature , the picture , ? Way Down East , and asked to be recognized as a . professional . His rep . ly ; was to . the effect the house was sold but -and they were sorry , The .. theatre owner , listening in , Interrupted and . asked Miss Van Cello , Are you a member of the N ..-V . A ;? If you have your paidup card with you , I shall be very pleased to have you , see the picture . She lost no time in produclng 4 her . N . V . A . card .
TRUTH ABOUT SAGINAW [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
TRUTH ABOUT SAGINAW Some weeks ago an item appeared in these columns with reference to a Thanksgiving . Dinner at Saginaw , v Mich . It was made to appear that the artists appearing at the Jeffers ^ Strand in that v city gave the dinner to the house staff . The truth of the matter is that the- stage : crew &lt; of the house conceived , the idea of v having the dinner on the stage and everyone , including all artists , stage hands , and even the manager of the house , chipped in and paid for the affair . The stage hoys did their part and rriore to make the dinner a success . Bert Howard , who played the house subsequently , sent us the facts in the case , in the interest of fair play . The crew at the Jeffers are great boys , wrote Mr . Howard , and at all times do everything they can to make your-stay pleasant . I am sure no one intended to minimize their good work in connection with the Thanksgiving dinner . It was one ofi those errors in print that happen in the best of pu...
DRESSING ROOM THEFT FURNISHES A WARNING [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
DRESSING ROOM THEFT FURNISHES A WARNING Artist Leaves Door Open and Loses Jewelry—Says Others Should Be Warned By - Her Experience . Shamokln , Pa ., Dec . 17 , 1020 . Mr . E . F . Albee , New York City . Dear Sir : While playing Hazelton , Pa ., at Feeley s Theatre , I was robbed of ten pieces of jewelry , a gold bracelet and pearl and diamond sunburst pendant , taken from ., my trunk ; - I left the door of the dressing room open arid I suppose it was taken while I was away from the room , unless It Was taken at night or early morning , but I had the room locked and key in my possession over night . The .-manager ,- Mr . Goodwin , was more than kind and -did all in his power , and said he would keep after the matter for me . I certainly appreciated hls-whole-hearted interest , and he felt very badly that the loss occurred at his house . It certainly is a warning to all other vaudeville artists to lock their door and trunk at all times , no matter how short the duration you leave yo...
EDWARD MARSHALL ILL ; VICTIM OF POISON GAS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
EDWARD MARSHALL ILL ; VICTIM OF POISON GAS Edward Marshall , one of vaudevilles best known figures , and noted for his firm belief in the N . V . A . and ! its principles , collapsed in his dressing room while appearing at the Temple Theatre , Rochester , two- weeks _ ago and at last reports was confined to his room at the Seymour hotel in that city ,- in a serious condition .- He is suffering from tuberculosis , brought on by German poison gas , a bad dose of which he received while with the U . S . forces in Italy . He has gamely fought off the ravages of the disease during his tour of the Orpheum circuit this past season and the date ^ . at Temple was to have been his last for the winter , as he intended going to Arizona to see if a rest out there would not improve his health . Mr . Marshall s home is in Detroit and he is married ; Marshall plans to go to Phoenix to join his ,-friend Stan Stanley and other artists , as soon as his condition will permit him to be moved . Marshalls...