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OLD TIMERS COME BACK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
OLD TIMERS COME BACK SAN F RANCISCO , Dec . 1 . —Heres a news item that may interest a number of the old-timers who made their premier entrance in show business at this point I refer to the Golden City Minstrels who held a reunion on the evening of Nov . 24 in the Jinks Room of the Press Club of this city . Rendering songs that were popular forty years ago , and with end men springing jokes of the same vintage , the veteran members of the old time organization produced a minstrel first part that really brought back the good old days . Those who took part in the performance were applauded by their children , their grandchildren , and in one and two instances , their great grand children . When the words of the old time love song , I Am Waiting , Essie , Dear , rang through the auditorium of the Press Club in the silvery tenor of J . J . Boyle there were tears and smiles among the grayheads who had not heard it for over thirty-three years . Boyle sang the song at a performance of the ...
NEW THEATRICAL FIRMS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NEW THEATRICAL FIRMS ALBANY , N . Y ., Dec . 4 . —The Opera Ball Co ., with a capital of $ 10 , 000 , was incorporated here last week . The Cy Whitaker Co ., with a capital of $ 1 , 000 . was also incorporated here for the purpose of carrying on theatrical companies . Directors of both companies are all residents of New York City .
CHICAGO THEATER FAULTY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
CHICAGO THEATER FAULTY CHICAGO , Dec . 5 . —Daniel E . Mulvey , member of a contracting firm , who constructed the Indiana theater building , at 219 East 55 th street , has filed charges of inefficiency and neglect of duty growing out of alleged faulty construction of the building . Edward F . Kelling , chief inspector of the building department , is the person charged . The original plans and specifications , it is charged by the contractor , called for a fireproof building to cost $ 65 , 000 . The plan later was modified for a cheaper structure , but the building department refused its consent . George B . LaVee , the owner of the building , was granted a special order permitting the work , by the city council . According to the complainant , the building not only violates the city ordinances , but is unsafe and a public menace . These charges are denied by Kelling and the building commissioner .
AN ELUSIVE FEMININE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
AN ELUSIVE FEMININE Edith Packard is the pretty assistant of The Great Leon , the Hindu illusionist . This mysterious little lady is produced from so many pieces of apparatus during the course of tlte act that the audience is led to believe there is a whole company of her .
CRYSTAL PALACE SAVED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
CRYSTAL PALACE SAVED LONDON , Dec . 2 . —The Earl of Plymouth has agreed to purchase the Crystal Palace and grounds to save them from impending sale , at a concession price away below their original value , approximating $ 1 , 100 , 000 . He buys in the building on the express understanding that he is to resell it to the Lord Mayor s Fund , when the purchase money shall be increased to include the beautiful buildings used this year in the Festival of Empire , modeled after the Parliament structures of the various colonies . For these the actual terms are not settled , but may be presumed as requiring in addition $ 750 , 000 . To bind the whole matter Lord Plymouth has made a necessary first deposit of $ 105 , 000 . It is believed that a fund of $ 2 , 500 , 000 will eventually be raised to save the spacious old building and its magnificent site , which once well gone would never be recovered . The full purchase will be completed before October 31 , 1912 . George O . Starr , the most ...
PICCOLOS NOW CITIZENS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
PICCOLOS NOW CITIZENS KINGSTON , N . Y ., Dec . 4 . —The Umtea States gained four new citizens here today , although collectively they do not weigh much more than an average man . The combined weight of the four is 1 » pounds . The men who foreswore allegiance to their native country are known on the stage as the Piccolo Midgets , and have been favorites in vaudeville for years . Their right names , as given in the Supreme Court , are Alexander Paul Richard Ebert , 32 years old , height 3 feet 6 inches ; Otto Frederick Schemmel , 29 , height 3 feet 1 inch ; Otto Therme , 32 , height 3 feet 2 inches ; and Adolpn Karl Meyer Schemmel , 36 , height 3 feet 1 inch . They have only been in this country seven years , but have been exceedingly prosperous . They now own a large farm at Phoenicia , New York , in the Catskills .
THEATER FOR NEGROES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
THEATER FOR NEGROES The Johnson Amusement Co . have arranged to build a theater on 138 th street , at a cost of $ 165 , 000 . The company is composed of well-known negro residents of New York and it is said that the house will be devoted to entertainments given especially for negroes . A number of club rooms will form part of the building . Thomas Johnson , one of Klaw &amp; Erlanger s trusted employees , is president of the company , and Fred R . Moore , publisher of the New Vork Age , is the treasurer .
NO CONVENTION HALL [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NO CONVENTION HALL PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 4 . —The new convention hall which was to have been erected in this city in time for the National Saengerfest , to be held here next year , has been blocked by an action brought by tax-payers in one of our local courts . It was claimed that inasmuch as part of the money was to be used for a temporary structure it was illegal to give out the contract . A new mayor was inaugurated here today and he states that he will endeavor to arrange for immediate construction of a temporary structure in the center of the city .
CRUSHED BY A TRUNK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
CRUSHED BY A TRUNK ALLENTOWN , Pa ., Dec . d . —John Mayon , well known as a character actor , who has been taking the part of Tinken in Marie Dressler s Tillie s Nightmare , was seriously injured here today and may not recover . The company had been delayed by a railroad wreck , missing the matinee performance . Mr . Mayon was assisting in the setting of the stage for the night performance when he was crushed by a trunk weighing 600 pounds . His injuries consist of a fractured spine and a smashed leg . Should he recover he will not be able to move for at least three months .
THANKSGIVING DINNER . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
THANKSGIVING DINNER . PLATTSBURG , N . Y ., Dec . 1 . —The vaudeville acts playing the Plattsburg theater were very much angered yesterday afternoon when they were told they would have to do another turn at the matinee . Much to their surprise , they found that the extra turn consisted of devouring a huge turkey dinner , which had been provided by the stage hands . The banquet was held on the stage .
FLAGS STILL BARRED . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
FLAGS STILL BARRED . OTTAWA , Can ., Dec . 1 . —United States Consul Foster has informed the State Department at Washington , D . C , that Canada declines to interfere with the censorship on films by Ontario officials . Those officials declared that the flag of the United States would have to be cut out of all moving picture films or they would not be allowed to be exhibited in Canada .
REMEMBER HIS BIRTHDAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
REMEMBER HIS BIRTHDAY ST . LOUIS , Mo ., Dec . 4 . —Jack Condell , of the Condell Players , was presented with a handsome suit case as a testimonial from the members of his company upon the occasion of the anniversary of his birth , Nov . 27 . The fot- , lowing people were the donors : lh ^ eMisses Chandos Leigh , Mae Webster ,-- Frances Clay , Annie Poe Maude Ricks and the Messrs . Will Weston , Jack Bradley , Jack Christopher , H Burroughs , Walter Mann , Will Graham , Matt Walsh , J . Gillespie F . A . Wdson . Matt Walsh , Jr . ; L . Gardner ; and Karl Davis . . ¦ ¦ ¦¦ •••¦
LEAVITT'S NEW BOOK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
LEAVITTS NEW BOOK M B . Leavitt , well known to all ther atrical people as one of the oldest living managers , announces that his new book , Fifty Years in Theatrical Manage .,., ment , will be published before Christmas He claims that he will tell m an entertaining manner how many managers have arisen from the ranks to high position and many interesting anecdotes . Mike has been intimately acquainted with every one in the vaudeville and buslesque business and his book should have a ready sale .
PAPERS SELL FAST [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
PAPERS SELL FAST Ben Welch and the members of his company sold newspapers on the streets of Toledo , O ., on two mornings of last week The proceeds were for the purpose of providing the poor of that crty with free Thanksgiving dinners . Nearly $ 200 was realized from the sale and the people of Toledo were very grateful to Mr . Welch and every member of : his company . All took part m the sale from tr humblest member of the company up to the stars .
SHE'S FROM ALLENTOWN . * [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
SHES FROM ALLENTOWN . * A LLENTOWN , Pa ., Dec . 4 .-wscar n «»&gt; - merstein s latest discovery , Felice Lynfc . who created such a furor in London , rod who has been hailed by the critics as a second Patti , was born here and received her first musical education in this city . Her father is a prominent physician here .
NEW THEATER OPENED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NEW THEATER OPENED MILLVILLE , N . J-. A Dec 4 .-The new theater erected by Assemblyman Chris . Hand was opened on Saturday night It is a beautiful structure and seems desined to be a success . Vaudeville will be plaved in the house when combinations cannot be secured .
ROW ALL OVER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
ROW ALL OVER NEW HAVEN , Conn ., Dec . 4 . —The Yale student row at the Hyperion theater has been satisfactorily settled and everybody is happy . Two students were hne € seven dollars each , and the rest of those arrested were discharged .