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TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by Tiejtaar / Dgest PRODUCED BT TIMELY FILMS , INC . Distributed by Pathe HOMEBREW Some of our thirsty . citizens have embraced homebrewlng as their favorite indoor sport since prohibition has become arbitrary . Just as was the case when automobiles- first became the rage , the amateur brewer loves to spout about various experiences ( and experiments ?) with his • machine or whatever he calls his outfit . The maxim that silence Is golden has been over-run by babblings about golden brew . Ever on the job to reflect , In a jovial vein , the popular tastes and happenings , the press paragraphers and jokesmlths have concocted some 100 proof laugh-stuff . When comic comments on home-made booze are shown on the screen In Topics of the Day films , the spirit of mirth ripples through audiences In leading theatres . Just to show you , readers , that our heart is in the right place , the VAUDEVILLE NEWS is uncorking some of the best humorous homebrew hearsay for you...
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S WERE FESTIVE OCCASIONS FOR VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS IN fl , sTT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS WERE FESTIVE OCCASIONS FOR VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS IN fl , sTT These two pictures have been selected from a large number submitted , merely to show the happiness that prevailed among the thousands of vaudeville artists who found themselves in hundreds of communities throughout the country on Christmas and also on New Years Eve . The top view is a flashlight photograph of the Community banquet tendered by the vaudeville managers of Boston to the artists appearing in all the Boston vaudeville theatres Christmas week . The lower picture is only a section of the gathering back stage at the Royal Theatre , New York City , on New Years Eve . The dinner was g iven by Manager Al Darling , between shows , December 31 , 1920 .
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
PERSONALITIES To Ben Jackson , manager of Fox s Audubon Theatre , in New York City , goes all the credit for averting a panic Tuesday night , December 28 . A fire , that made much headway before the Fire Department arrived , started in the Audubon Ball Room next door to the theatre , at 9 . 10 P . M . The fire wall between the theatre and the ball room made dinger impossible to the beauti ful playhouse , but Manager Jackson took every precaution to keep the news of the fire from reaching the crowded theatre . Orders were given to his staff to allow no person to re-enter the theatre after once leaving it . To a staff correspondent of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , Mr . Jackson said : I allowed no person to go back into the theatre became I feared they would become excited and start a panic . When you report this first to your paper , please don t mention anything about me . Special mention must be given to the house fireman , who refused to give his name , for suggesting to the chief to muffl...
"LOEW-LYqNS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
LOEW-LYqNS The Bijou Theatre is the house you work here for the . Loew Circuit . The manager has a , unique , idea ,, viz .: A s sign , greets . you j like this : If you do five shows for me on Sunday , vou do not have a matinee Monday or Wednesday at , Centralia . You will also do one show at night instead of two . This proposition is liked by the artists . Not yet has one complaint been registered against it , • Fred Rose , of the Jazzland Five , is at present preparing a new vehicle for Nellie DeOnsonne for next season entitled , Ill . Split With You . Bright &amp; Click were forced to cancel their bookings for the remainder of the time . A , wire came to Fern Bright informing her that her-mother- was not expected to live . , The team , immediately left for Indianapolis , their home . Lew Wells is filling in their place . We left at 8 : 45 a . m .,- for Centralia , Wash ., changing at Gates at 10 : 40 a . m ., and arriving in Centralia at 11 : 10 a . m ; :. : By JIMMY LYO...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Mail is listed here only after every effort has been made to deliver same by theatres , booking offices and the N . V . A . No letter is listed more than once and « oill be held four weeks after publication and then sent to the Dead Letter Office , * Washington . DO NOT WRITE THE N . V . A . FOR MAIL LISTED IN THIS DEPARTMENT . ADDRESS THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 BROADWAY , NEW YORK CITY . Atrams , Mr . George irkerman , Mr . Sandy Ada * Mr . and Mrs . Eddie Adams , Mr . C . S . Adams , Mr . Geo . W . Adlcr &amp; Clark serial Eddies jfoert , Mr . Robert L . Alexander Allen , Billy Xllen ; Mr . Robert Allen , Mr . and Mrs . Searl Almond , Mr . Tom Airman , Mr . ) . Andres &amp; Cotter Andresen , Mr . Oscar Andrews , Mr . Fred - Archibald , Mr . Frank ( Care Freda Leonard ) ¦ Arcinapura , Mr .-D . Armstrong , Mr . Doc Armstrong , Mr . HarryAsbury , Mr . U . B . Ashley , Mr . Arthur Ashley , Mr . Herbert Babbitt , Miss Blanche Ball , Mr . Foster Barb...
FROM THE ORPHEUM , DENVER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
FROM THE ORPHEUM , DENVER . By CHARLES JAYESS • , . DENVER , COLO ., Dec ; 15 . Charles Henry , of Charles Henry . s Pets , says Love Me , Love My Dogs . No : hotel cellars or baggage rooms for his . dogs . No , sir . They gotta have a guest room adjoining his own room , and Mr . Henry gets what he wants . If not at one hotel then at another , and in proof of this he carries letters from - hotel proprietors all over the country testifying to the good behavior of his dogs . One proprietor wrote that he never had a complaint from the . dogs all week long , and that they were much less trouble than the majority of his two-legged guests . , , Mr . and Mrs . James Conlin , the . latter better : known as . Myrtle Glass ,- are being importuned to enter their charming little daughter in the Junior N . V . A . contest . Little Miss Conlin lacks two months of being two years old , but she chatters like avmagpie ,:- and -Jimmie- wonders - whether she is going to bea monologist , or . whether t...
KANSAS CITY , MO , [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
KANSAS CITY , MO , By FLOYD SCOTT ; ,. KANSAS CITY ,. MO ., Dec . 15 . Annette Kellei-marin , in Kansas City last week , was given the exclusive rights to the hand-ball aourts of the Kansas City Athletic Club every forenoon . She ; did not . play handball , however . Her use of the courts was ; to play tennis , with-a member of her company . Dr . J . A . Reilly , physical director of the club , said : I will put up a net for Annette anytime ( his own pun ) . Miss . Kellermann used the courts daily from 10 . to 11 : 30 a . m .
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR T CINCINNATI , 0 ~ , Jan . . 6 . Leon ; Flatow , of A trip to Hitland playing Keiths this week ,, lost his mother Christmas morning . Just as the Merry Christmas Party was at its height , she passed-away at the Brooklyn Jewish Hosp ital in Brooklyn , N . Y . Mr . Flatow left immediately for New ¦ York . . One of the hits of the ; bill at Keiths this week is Marguerite Padula , -in a Song Study of Boys . At the Monday matinee she took - seven bows and then stopped the show . Tom McHenry , of Browns Saxo Six , is spending the Holidays with his folks at St . Louis , Mo . Edward Lynch , ¦ well known around the N . V . A . s is back with The Ragged Edge , which is one of the features at the Palace this week . - ... Vera Sabina , with Maurice Spitzer , will • play a few weeks of the Orpheum Circuit including the Palace ; Chicago , in the near future .
CHIC AGO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
CHIC AGO Maurice Samuels , assisted by Daisy Jennings and Mr . A . Salzburg , offered an artistic vaudeville sketch at McVicker s Theatre last week . The . following acts are expected to show at the local Marcus Loew theatres : Gilianao and Marguerite , Earle Gordon and Evelyn Delar &amp; Co ., Harry Brooks &amp; Co ., Bob Fisher &amp; Jiilee Lloyd , Fred s Pigs , Juggling Ferrier , Lehman &amp; Thatcher , Gypsy Songsters , Follette , Pearl &amp; Wicks , Clemenso Brothers , Norman &amp; Jeanette , Kane &amp; Chidlow , Holmes , Wallace &amp; Hitrig , Dave Manley , Leon s Ponies , Denny &amp; Louise Hurley . Fred &amp; Elsie Burke , Great LaFollette &amp; Co ., Rand &amp; Gould , and The Cromwells . It wasnt a Green Xmas and it wasn t a White one either , but you know and I know it was a DRY Ecks-mas , yessir ! Very Dry !
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
N . V . A . NOTES The following acts appeared vl at the 14 th Bohemian Night X Sunday , January 2 nd , 1921 : Miller &amp; Bradford , from the Jefferson . Ethel McDonough , from the 81 st St . Theatre , Loney Haskell , from the Royal . Alice Rensen , from the Manhattan . Three Wilson Girls , from the 23 rd St . Robert Merwin , from the Colonial . Edwin George , from the 125 th St . Innis Brothers , from the Jefferson . Lew Dockstader , from the Colonial . Wilbur Sweatman &amp; Co ., from the Amsterdam . . X Ella Shields arrived last Saturday on the S . S . Celtic and went immediately to the N . V . A . Club , where she had made reservations by wireless while several days out from England . Several prominent English artists are planning a tea in her honor for one day this week , and of course it will be held at the club . Miss Shields is to open at f the Palace shortly for an extended f - — :. . ;¦¦* / Rutgers Neilson , publicity purveyor for Topics of the Day , the f...
"MUSINGS" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS One thing we in vaudeville can be thankful for—the elimination of profiteer agents ; Not every man who carries a cane is weak in the knees . Did you ever notice that the town with the Welcome to Our City sign is the one you can t get but of quick enough ? What did the Governor of N . Carolina say to the Governor of S . Carolina ? Righto ! Could they who damn anothers character ; stand close inspection ? NcverlWhy do some delight in causing trouble , when they could just as easily keep their mouths shut ?
POPULAR PRICED MEALS INTRODUCED AT N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
POPULAR PRICED MEALS INTRODUCED AT N . V . A . A feature that caught on at once with members was inaugurated by Manager John L . Hurlbut at the N . V . A . Club last week when he introduced popular-priced Blue Plate luncheons and dinners . The second day after the novelty had been started the big-main dining room was packed at the noon hour , and the same was true at the dinner hour that evening . The Blue Plate luncheon is served for 65 cents , and includes an entree , with potatoes , vegetables , etc ., and choice of tea , coffee or milk , together with bread and butter . , The Blue Plate- dinner at 5 : 30 o clock is a little more elaborate and is served- at 90 cents . The usual regular luncheon at $ 1 . 25 . and the regular dinner at $ 1 . 75 have not been dispensed with , the choice of these . soup to nuts meals or the Blue Plate being optional with- the guest ; Generous portions of • prime roast ( beef and other entrees are afeature of the Blue Plates . It is probably the ^ bes...
" BROADWAY HEARSAY " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
BROADWAY HEARSAY By WALTER WINCHELL HEH , HEH , HEH He dined not - wisely but too well , Hence all his ills ; Apd nothing . now agrees with him , Excepting pills . ¦—Grace Masters . LAFF TEAM Aileen Stanley , comedienne de luxe , and Phil Baker , accordianic humorist , are appearing in the Fox theatres on the same bills . These two welf-knowns clown together and are proving big favorites . HO &amp; A COUPLER HUMS Visitor : I suppose you receive a great deal of poetry for publication ? Very Busy Editor : No , not very much poetry , some of it is verse , and - some worse . CONGRATS ! John L . Hurlburt , manager of the N . V . A ., was elevated to the 32 nd Degree in Masonry , Wednesday , December 23 rd . THE WEEKLY SPECIALS The chap who upsets the other feller s air castles is generally too darn lazy to build any of his own . ; Many are cold but few are frozen . GOING GOOD Billy Sharp and his 20 th Century Revue opened on the Poll Circuit last week . The act- has just complete...
W I M M EN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
W I M M EN By Y . Y . Y . Ethel McDonough knows just housing those old songs . Upon her B 01 „&gt; ° mian Night appearance at the Club A ! Von Tilzer left his table and played nia „ for some special verses that had been written for her . Did she look pretty ? in ! say she did ! She wore a natty st , ci dress with a beautiful bird of paradise hat Verra cute , Ethel , verra ! The Three Wilson Girls , who graced the program at the Club recently , wear prcttv gowns and are graceful dancers . Every body out front thought they were real attractive . Did you see Trixie Friganza at the Club Sunday night , January 2 nd ? She didn t seem to realize we were all watching her but we were . How could you keep from looking at that wonderful fur wrap and the gorgeous bird of paradise she wears No wonder they all rave about Trixie . Karyl Norman gave a dinner party at a recent Bohemian Night for two friends Karyl had every dance that evening with his attractive young lady friend . Alice Rerf...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY FOND DU LAC , WIS ., December 3 . Friend Lew : They , say traveling broadens the mind . Of course that won t bother you , cause you don t go any place nohow . It may broaden the mind but it sure puts a crimp in your bank roll . I get by by giving some act my excess ana then travel on their mileage book . It s hard to get a good room out here any more for fifty cents a night . The best one I was in I could not see to shave on one side . The feller that run the place let me have a bathtowel the first , day . Then went and locked up the bath room ., , . I didnt care myself , but it made one of the girls on the show awful mad ; She couldn t wash her dog . . We didn t get any towel-, the .. day we left .- He said hed lost a- lot of good towels that way . • ¦ , .- . ,- * • Yours truly , ARTHUR TERRY .
I MID-WEST JOTTINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 14 January 1921
I MID-WEST JOTTINGS By NAT VINCENT Manager Ned Hastings , of B . F . Keith s Theatre in Cincinnati , is offering a . gold watch to the gentleman and a manicure set to the lady who registers this year a complaint he has not yet heard . This is a novelty I think and Mr . Hastings claims he has heard ; em all . Manager Joe Pearlstein , of Keith s Theatre in Toledo , is desirous of becoming a song plugger . Mr . Pearlstein was the recipient of over 500 manuscripts during the amateur song-writing contest held in cohr junction with the engagement of A Trip to Hitland at his theatre . Manager Bill Prosser of Keith s Theatre in Columbus , Ohio , sure was some host to the bill on Xmas Day . Columbus loves Bill Prosser and he likes his people more than words can tell . John Elliott , of Keith s Theatre , Youngstown , Ohio , gave a . dinner oh . Xmas and to . each member . be . .. presented . a .. very beau- ; tiful black knitted tie . John picked the ties too . Which reminds me that I would r...
ALL ARTISTS MUST HAVE THE SPECIAL STICKERS ON BAGGAGE TO INSURE PROMPT ATTENTION [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 January 1921
ALL ARTISTS MUST HAVE THE SPECIAL STICKERS ON BAGGAGE TO INSURE PROMPT ATTENTION Td VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS : ¦ . . The following letters are only three out of fifty of a similar nature that I have received from the different railroad executives of the country .- Please read them carefully . They evidence a spirit of cooperation in favor of vaudeville artists and I advise the artists to show a similar . spirit of co-operation and see that the stickers which have , been provided are put on their baggage . If the artists neglect to use these stickers as directed and anything happens , it will be their fault and not that of the railroads . E . F . ALBEE . ILLINOIS CENTRAL R . R . COMPANY Office of the President Chicago , 111 ., Jan . 8 , 1921 . Dear Mr . Albee : Beg to acknowledge receipt of . your letter January 5 enclosing supply of pasters with which it . has been arranged to placard bagbage of vaudeville artists for the purpose of assisting baggage employes in more readily identifying i...
TO THE ARTISTS AND MANAGERS WHO INTERESTED THEMSELVES IN THE N , V . A . MEMBERSHIP DRIVE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 January 1921
TO THE ARTISTS AND MANAGERS WHO INTERESTED THEMSELVES IN THE N , V . A . MEMBERSHIP DRIVE There has been a little tardiness in acknowledging the splendid work which you did in obtaining members for the N . V . A . It has not , however , made us less appreciative of your co-operative help , and it is very heartening to have so many good people interest themselves to . bring about such splendid results . It is encouraging that the artists are commencing to realize that the work is being done for the betterment of vaudeville . The movement on the managers part to better conditions , bring about a closer relationship between the artists and the managers , and help make the pathway of the artists in their travels about the country easier and more contented , is thoroughly sincere . I find that what I do in behalf of this movement is not work , but real enjoyment . The managers all over the United States and Canada are giving the most wonderful help . The artists who are members of the N ...