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Page 30 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . STOP WHERE THEY ALL STOP . ^ BgaWtoij ^ A ^ IJtorfn plaa ^^¦ r E ^ HB ^^ H ^^ Bfl ^ B ^ flHMV ^ V &lt;* t ^ H &lt;^^ rr ST NEW JACKSON HOTEL Halsted Street and Jackson Boul—ard . j 84 per weak and up . With private hath , 81 a week and np . OXFORD HOTEL American Plan . Canal , aad Adams Street . | 8 per week and np . FRAN— HUNT , Prop . NEW COLVMBUS HOTEL 1888-1840 Wabash Avenue . European Plaa . - Thoroughly Remodeled aad Befuraished , ap-te-dat * accommodations . 88 . 50 aad ap for aatsid * room * per week—ft , | 7 and 88 , 00 with prlrate bath * . Newly Bsmodeled and Refurnished . V RIGWW &gt; ND ¦ W 405 No . Clark , On , Kanal * Ste ., Ohioage , Splendid Service . at Reasonable Bates . VICTORHOUSE WM , HERAS , Sole Proprietor . Hotel is registered with W . B , A . TJ . Headquarters W . B . A . V . A . A . A . I . A . L . V . A . P . A . L . of P . Mr . WM . HERAS is a member of the W . B . A . V . and Manager of the Haras Family of ac...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
**&amp; ¦ • • ... . . .. • • . ¦ ¦¦ - ¦ H Just twenty years ago , in 189 ? , ; | published my first song with Willis Woodward , then one of the l &gt; ig H . ¦ ¦ pubjishers of the day . In 1896 my ^ H I You , Stories That Mother Told Me , Jack , How I Envy You , The Ragtime Dance and others . This , . ; ¦ , H ... . . my twentieth year as a writer of . popular songs , is the most successful of my career . I wish to heartily thank H H all my professional friends for the staunch way in whicfi tWy have supported me ; * and I trast that I may be ¦ H able to write as many song hits for you in the future ( with your able support ) as I have written in the past . ¦ I MY PAST HITS : l ^^™ ^ ™ - ^ - ^^ H * Y PAST HITS I : MARCH SONGS MY PRESENT 6 lC HITS : COONMID HOVEIIYSON « S I BJ AIX ALONE „ . Bl ¦ 1 ^^ miw * . Continued . ¦ § JUST ONE SWEET GIBL „~— ^«»™ n » Bl WHEN THE FLOWEBS BLOOM IN YOU COULDNT HABDLY NOTICE ¦ ¦ 1 SPRINGTIME II AT AU- • ¦¦ WAIT Till THE BUN SHINES , C...
BOB GIVES UP JULIA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
BOB GIVES UP JULIA Bob Fitzsimmons , the former world s champion heavyweight prizefighter , has declared that he is through with his wife , Julia May Gifford Fitzsimmons . She left him about two months ago , stating that he . was drinking and that she could not stand his abuse when he was intoxicated . Bob states that this is not true , that he has not drunk , to excess , for years . He will make no effort for a reconciliation . with his wife . They appeared in a vaudeville sketch for four years , and met with much success , but most of this was through Bob s fame as a ring champion and not through anyhistrionic ablity of either of the artists . Miss Gifford is now doing a single turn in vaudeville .
TWO ACTS WILL CHANGE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
TWO ACTS WILL CHANGE The vaudeville team of Geo . Austin Moore and Cordelia Haager will soon dissolve , Mr . Moore to enter the music publishing business in New York and Miss Haager to replace Annie Kent with Rube Marquard . The baseball star will change his act a bit to admit of a single specialty by Miss Haager , while he dons dress clothes to show the folks how nicely he can wear them .
ANOTHER FOR WM . FOX [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
ANOTHER FOR WM . FOX The Nelson theater , Springfield , Mass ., which has had a fitful career as a place of amusement , has been leased to William Fox , the New York circuit manager . The lease was filed in Springfield last Tuesday , and gives Fox possession on . Nov . 1 , 1912 . The lease was executed by Geo . G . Dunn , nephew of -the late Geo . D . Nelson , who long owned and conducted the house . S . Z . Poli is at present in possession of the lease and is . operating the place upon a rental of $ 10 , 000 a year . The new lease requires Fox to pay $ 11 , 000 for the first five years , and $ 12 , 000 per year for a second period of five years , if Fox should decide to renew the lease after the initial period of five years .
UNEMPLOYED ACTORS IN THRONGS CONGEST THE CHICAGO AGENCIES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
UNEMPLOYED ACTORS IN THRONGS CONGEST THE CHICAGO AGENCIES Companies Strand , Theaters Close and in an Unprece dented Cold Wave the Unfortunates Shiver and Grow Hungry . CHICAGO , Jan . 7 . —Fifteen hundred strong , jobless actors are besieging Chicago , braving a ten degrees below frigidity in their search of employment . All kinds and classes are here—leading men and leading women , leads , heavies , vaudevillians , chorus ladies and chorus men , tragedians , comedians , juveniles , tenors and sopranos—every type of actor and actress known to the profes . It is estimated that within the last three weeks nearly forty companies have gone to the demnition bow-wows in Chicago and nearby cities and villages . Chicago s Rialto is thronged with these victims of stranded productions , and the sole topic of discussion is the most disastrous year in a decade of theatricals . Local agents and booking offices find it impossible to cope with the situation . There is , naturally , employment for...
NOT MUCH WORK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
NOT MUCH WORK CINCINNATI , O ., Jan . 8 . —There are a number of five-cent vaudeville houses in the suburbs and residential districts of this city and they are all doing a fair business . There is much complaint of artists who come here , expecting to get long engagements , but who find that vaudeville work is scarce . There are only about six houses who play performers for three nights , the others change the acts every night in the week . This only gives performers one or two nights a week . Vaudeville people who contemplate coming here should have time arranged well in advance before coming to the city .
WILL INVESTIGATE ACTORS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
WILL INVESTIGATE ACTORS BERLIN , Germany , Jan . 8 . —An Imperial commission held its first meeting here last week , and will at once start investigating the theatrical profession to see what can be done to help the actor of the poorer grade , who is notoriously underpaid in this country . They will investigate conditions from every angle , find out what reforms are necessary in the way of hours , wages and fines of music hall artists , and probe the dealings of agents , and then frame a bill to be presented to the Reichstag for passage . Every effort will be made to get down to the true facts , and it is believed that the lot of the lower class of vaudeville and circus performers will be materially helped by this new bill . A number of chorus girls of the Bon Ton burlesque company had to escape from a hotel , in their night clothing , at Brooklyn , on Jan , 9 . Fire which scorched the hotel where they were stopping caused , the quick exit , R . and L . * but not laughingly .
MRS . HAMMERSTEIN DEAD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
MRS . HAMMERSTEIN DEAD Mrs . Melvina Hammerstein , divorced wife of Oscar Hammerstein , died in New York on Jan . 9 , at the age of fiftysix years . She is survived by two daughters , Mrs . Rose Tostevin and Stella Hammerstein , the actress . Mrs . Hammerstein secured a divorce from the impresario last June . The couple had not been living together for several years . She was the second wife of Mr . Hammerstein , he having married her over thirty years ago at Montgomery Ala ., of which town she was a native . Oscar Hammerstein arrived from London on Jan . 7 , having come over to this country on business connected with his London opera huose . He had made arrangements to sail for England on Wednesday , Jan . 10 .
RISKED DROWNING IN BEER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
RISKED DROWNING IN BEER At Keith s Philadelphia , Wednesday evening , Harry Houdini was advertised to attempt an escape from sixty gallons of beer . He had been previously challenged by the Louis Bergdoll Brewing Co ., to attempt an escape from the galvanized can m which he usually pours water previous to entering it , handcuffed and enveloped in a sack . The brewer substituted beer and Houdini was billed to attempt the feat of being immersed in the brew .
FIRE PROOF FILM [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
FIRE PROOF FILM BERLIN , Jan . 8 . —One of the biggest inventions made in years is a new fire proof film for moving pictures . This has been experimented with for months , by owners of the cinematograph films , and it is now perfect An exhibition was given before the Berlin Chemical Society last week and they report that it is thoroughly fireproof and nonexplosive . It will be at once placed on the market in all countries and will stop many fires and consequent panics in moving picture theaters .
ONE AT A TIME , PLEASE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
ONE AT A TIME , PLEASE SENECA F ALLS , N . Y ., Jan . 8 . —The citizens of this town are anxious to have an up-to-date opera house and have devised an original method of securing one . In February a fair will be held and it is hoped to raise , by this , between $ 5 , 000 and $ 7 , 000 . This sum will then be given as bonus to any person or company who will erect a playhouse which will meet with the requirements of the citizens .
HYDRO-AEROPLANE COMPANY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
HYDRO-AEROPLANE COMPANY TRENTON , N . J ., Jan . 8 . —The American Hydro-Aeroplane Company was incorporated here last week with a capital of $ 100 , 000 . The articles of incorporation give them a right to build and operate these machines and also to carry passengers and freight .
CAFE SHOWS UNDER BAN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CAFE SHOWS UNDER BAN Louis Martin and Gaston Netter , of the Martin restaurant , at Forty-second street and Broadway , New York , have been held under $ 1 , 000 bail for trial for giving a cabaret show at the restaurant under their control . It is claimed that the giving of these shows in cafes or restaurants is a direct violation of the theater law . The police testified that they had witnessed several dances by male and female performers and that they were highly flavored . The accused men claimed that the performances were only given to invited guests and that as no stage or platform was used it was not a theatrical performance . The trial will be awaited with interest as the fate of the numerous restaurant shows will thus be decided .
PHILLY'S NEW ONE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
PHILLYS NEW ONE PHILADELPHIA , Jan . 8 . —Another theater was added to the long list of small-time vaudeville houses in this . city today and from the auspicious start it -got it will be a big winner . The theater is called the Franklin and is- situated at 3 d and Fitzwater streets . It was formerly devoted to . Jewish stock performances and is a first-class theater in every respect , with a seating capacity of over 1 , 400 . Kaufman and Miller are the new lessees and they opened today with five acts of vaudeville and three reels of pictures . Three shows a day will be given and it will be ^ split-week . Kaufman and Miller also control the Girard and Forepaugh s theaters , both playing vaudeville , and W . W . Miller , one of the partners , is the lessee of the William Penn theater . With this chain of houses and outside affiliations they can offer artists a number of weeks . Dorie Smith is the business manager of the new house .
LAST ONE IN LINE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
LAST ONE IN LINE PHILADELPHIA , Jan . » . —I tie last popular price melodramatic house in Philadelphia to withstand the attacks made by vaudeville is the National theater and today announcement was made that it will open with vaudeville Jan . IS . This house , which opened under the management of Thos . Kelly , in 1877 , with melodramatic attractions , was an enormous success for years . His two sons have had numerous offers during the past five years to lease it for vaudeville but they have continued playing Stair and Havlin attractions . At last the dearth of attractions to fill time at the house has forced them into vaudeville and Marcus Loew will open the house next Monday under a sharing agreement . Big shows will be put in and every endeavor made to make it a go . This now completes the list of Philadelphia houses to fall for vaudeville . Every house in Philadelphia that formerly played melodramatic and comedy attractions at popular prices has now gone into vaudeville . While ...
SUES FOR INFRINGEMENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
SUES FOR INFRINGEMENT Edith Sessions Tupper , author of Stuart s Partner , a story of two Christmas Eves , has entered suit in the United States Court against Mr . and Mrs . Charles Forrester and Frank A . Ferguson for infringing on her stpry with a vaudeville sketch . She claims that the sketch Lucky Jim , as presented by the above mentioned people m vaudeville , is a direct copy of her story and asks for an injunction and claims royalty for past productions . She submitted copies of both for the court to judge of the infringement on the copyright laws .
KAUFMANNS BACK TO VAUD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
KAUFMANNS BACK TO VAUD After a highly successful engagement at the Winter Garden the Kaufmann Troupe of Cyclists started last Monday upon a tour of the Poli time . It is understood that they are still working under a Shubert contract , and are being farmed for vaudeville to complete their engagement with the producing firm , being originally contracted for three months . They were to have appeared originally at the Hippodrome , but the Shuberts transferred them to the Winter Garden for their vaudeville carnival .