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IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS By MILLICENT EASTER COLUMBUS , O ., Jan . 22 . Leon and Frank Weaver ( The Weaver Brothers ) who are making their first . visit here , were moved from No . 4 to next-to-closing after Monday matinee , where they duplicated their Monday success twice daily . Laura Pierpont , in The Guiding Star , looks like a sixteen year old girl with . her short , golden ¦ Curls . ( They are her OWN , too . ) Marguerite Padula and Marguerite Kokin with their husbands have been the much . entertained guests of Deputy-Sheriff Strong and his _ happy friends here . Sailor Bill Reilley is always included as he and Mr . Strong were war-time friends . Jimmy Sarsfield , the efficient and hustling-young adance man ahead of Hope Eden , The Miracle Girl , blew into-town this week and cleaned up with advance publicity . Jimmy , is the sort of chap any house press agent should welcome with open arms . * Arthur Lamy , the talented artist who appears with his brothers—the FourXamys—has be...
U . S . VAUDEVILLE IS MODEL SAYS LINDSAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
U . S . VAUDEVILLE IS MODEL SAYS LINDSAY Noted Artist Gives Impression of ¦ ¦ This Country After Absence of •Seven Years Fred Lindsay , the _ Australian whip expert , now appearing in vaudeville on this side , after an absence from America of seven years , is one of the best known artists in the world . I never conceived that such ah advancement could have occurred , he declared , when asked his opinion of conditions here by a VAUDEVILLE NEWS representative who visited him in his dressing room at B . F . Keith s Orpheum Theatre , Brooklyn , the other day . Most marked of the improvements are the courtesies extended to . artists . There are so many little acts of kindness that help to make the wheels go round smoothly . The spirit of co-operation is splendid . I think if the bolshevists wanted a true object lesson in real communistic co-operation , a study of the methods in vogue in American vaudeville would be very instructive . As to the N . V . A .,-1 like it very much . I spend m...
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR By AL FOX DETROIT , MICH ., Jan . 29 . Oh , what a bill at the Temple this week ! Hyman L . Granover and his excellent orchestra started things off fine with a classical overure that got a big hand . Frank and Milt Britton opened it . Then came Billie Miller , assisted by Marguerite Johnson and Wilfred H . Nixon , in a comedy sketch . Then Paul and Lew Murdock , followed
THE NINTH HOLE-AND INTERMISSION I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
THE NINTH HOLE-AND INTERMISSION I The above vaudeville folks are Mr . and Mrs . George Yeoman , of Yeoman &amp; Lizzie , and Mr . and Mrs . Larry Gordon , of Gordon &amp; Jolice . They are enjoying intermission at the ninth hole on the links of the Austin ( Texas ) Country Club , while playing that city January 6 , 7 and 8 . It sure Is some pleasure to play the Interstate circuit during the winter and be able to play golf during seven weeks you are on the time , says the letter accompanying the snapshot .
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS I Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are Invited to Write MAKES BETTER SHOW December 8 , 1920 . Dear Mr . Albee : Having read with gratifying interest the many testimonials ot improved conditions in vaudeville , may we not add several recent personal experiences we have hadi 1 We are sure that the following will interest artists that have played or contemplate playing Crystal Theatre , St . Joseph , Mo . Mr . Watkins , the manager of the above house , having imbibed the prevalent feeling of fraternity between artists and manager , superinduced by yourself , has remodeled - his theatre , both in front and back , new dressing rooms with , hot and cold water , and ceilings and carpets , etc . This improvement makes a pleasant engagement instead of an unpleasant one . The stage manager and his assistants have contracted this contagious spirit and greet you with a smile instead of anticipating with a grouch , as heretofore . They are proud of t...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
PE V^W^NEWS Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH PU WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City GLENN 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 . 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 name will be withheld from publication if request is made . No attention will be paid to anon...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
EDITORIAL PAY UP ¦ _ We sometime wonder if members of the . N . V . A . who are dila-: tory about paying up their dues really stop to think of . the good work the organization is doing . Or do they have to wait until a turn of fate makes them a direct recipient of N . V . A . assistance before it dawns upon them that they are doing themselves a grave injustice by neglecting this important matter ? Do you ; Mr . Delinquent Member , know that in the past year the Protected Material Department has received and filed over 2 , 000 . vaudeville acts ? Do you know that the complaint department received more than 2 , 000 complaints , ninety per cent of which were settled amicably through the joint arbitration board ? Do you realize that over 400 cases of charity have been taken care of ? Has it occurred to you that thirty-one burials have been conducted under N . V . A . auspices ? Do you know that over 600 loans have been made to artists on V , M . P . A . contracts ? Are you aware that do...
STAN HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
STAN HIMSELF This is a picture of Stan Stanley , snapped recently at Phoenix , Arizona , where he is recuperating from his recent illness . Stan is certainly looking fine and all his friends will be glad to learn that he Is gazing forward to an early resumption of his vaudeville tour . The snapshot was sent us by Val Stanton , who got it from Stan himself . Stan has a lot of other good N . V . A . s to keep him company at Phoenix . He busied himself during the past winter by writing a show for the Phoenix Elks .
MORNING'S MAIL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
MORNINGS MAIL HOLYOKE , MASS . — The Victory here is a new addition to the Loew circuit . The manager , J . J . Raymond , is a nice man . If they are all like this I want to be on the Loew time from now on . The Nonotuck Hotel , next door to the thetre , makes a special rate to artists of $ 2 to $ 3 . 75 single , and $ 2 . S 0 to ? 4 double . The dining room , lobby , and rooms remind you of the N . V . A . Club , so you can imagine how beautiful it is . The stickers on the trunks are a huge success . ^ JACK COOK . CINCINNATI , OHIO— I find many items in THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS that made good reading matter for theatre-goers as well as artists . I reprint some of the articles in the People s Theatre Magazine and find that our patrons want more of them . —WILLIAM N . BITTE . NEW YORK CITY— May we not add our mite of praise to . what has already been said and written about Sol Levoy , manager of the Harlem Opera House ? We have never known a : more considerate manager than Mr . Levoy . Hi...
HELPFUL HINTS I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
HELPFUL HINTS I Billy Glason and Doc Baker , while appearing on the same bill at the Mary Anderson Theater in Louisville , Ky ., got into an argument as to which was the best newsboy , both havjng followed that vocation early in life . Glason displayed a watch presented to him by the Newsboys Association . of Boston . Prove you re a better newspaper hustler than me , and take the watch , he challenged : 1 Doc accepted . The Louisville Times and The Courier-Journal co-operated with the result that the two artists engaged in a selling duel on the principal street of the city . They fought it out to a draw . The result—many columns of stories and photos galore in the Louisville newspapers . Irene Delroy also got her picture in the paper by acting as referee of the contest . This is the kind of co- operation between manager and artist that benefits both . W . A . Quigg ,- manager of The Current of Fun , is putting out a costly adertising novelty in the shape of a health-protecting Phone...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT Clinton , Ind .,: January 20 th . Friend Lew : If you travel in a sleeper-now-adays you must buy , your berth from the Pullman people , but before you can occupy it you have to pay the Railroad company for sleeping in . it . But that aint all ! ; About this time along comes the Government and puts a tax on you for being caught in thatkind of society . Looks like we are going to have some more , trouble with Cuba ; Things was alright down there until McGraw discovered the place and started a race track . I was going to Washington to take in the . Inauguration , but they say Congress is only goingto allow Harding eight dollars to put it on . So I guess it wont amount to much . Yours truly , . ARTHUR TERRY .
ADVERTISING [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
ADVERTISING THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS will accept advertisements , in a limited way , beginning this month . Vaudeville artists , managers , agents , theatres or bookingoffices , however , cannot use this medium for advertising purposes , and they will continue to receive the paper free . Any legitimate enterprise or business having something to offer to the vaudeville artist can now use these columns . For ¦ information as to rates , etc ., address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York City .
LOCAL CO-OPERATION IN IN HANDLING OF BAGGAGE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
LOCAL CO-OPERATION IN IN HANDLING OF BAGGAGE CLEVELAND , O ., Jan . 17 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , Palace Theatre Building , New York City , N . Y . My dear Mr . Albee : I presented some of the letters you received from the railroads to the local agent here . He took this matter : up with the officials and I am enclosing herewith a letter from him concerning ithis . Yours very truly , - ( Signed ) JOHN F . ROYAL . THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY CLEVELAND , O ., Jan . 15 , 1921 . Mr : J . F . Royal , •B . F . Keith s Hippodrome , City . Dear Mr . Royal : Returning herewith enclosed let ters received with your favor of December 28 th . Am glad to know that all roads are alert in the handling of theatrical baggage and feel that close cooperation of ; all concerned will go far towards removing the difficulty heretofore experienced . Thank you . for the opportunity , of showing our people the importance of careful attention to this matter . Yours-very truly , ( Signed ) , F . H ...
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE HARRY CARROLL IRENE DELROY TOM WISE KATHRYN LA VELLE I have beecn in many branches of show business for the past fifteen years . I have enjoyed every moment of this time , even way back when they jammed fifteen or more people in one dressing room . They were the happy days —yes , they were ! But what I really started out to say was , a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of playing for Mr . Robbins at Keith s Theatre in Washington . Every dressing room was a beautiful one . If they had asked me which one I preferred dressing in , I dont believe I would have known which one to select . There were carpets on the floor that were at least one inch thick and there were mirrors and lighting effects of the latest type . They made the date a memorable one . I have only been away from the N . V . A . eight weeks but I miss it dreadfully . I miss the Bohemian atmosphere of the beautiful place . I miss the bunch that gather there each night . I mis...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
PERSONALITIES Wells Hawks , well known publicity expert , and member of the N . V . A ., is in the George Washington Hospital , Washington , D . C „ suffering from an attack of rheumatism . President Wilson was among the first to send flowers to Hawks , who was getting along nicely at last reports and expects to be back on the job in New York City some time this week . Ray Hodgdon , the agent , was all smiles on Thursday , January 27 , as . a result of the arrival on that _ day of a baby girl at his house . This is the third child for the Hodgdon home . Mrs . Hodgdon was doing nicely at last reports , in spite of a case of pleurisy which she contracted shortly before the little stranger came . Among the many congratulations received by Manager Wegefarth of B . F . Keith s Theatre , Syracuse , N . Y ., on the occasion of the theatres first anniversary , was one from Chester B . Bahn of the Syracuse Journal , _ in which he expressed his appreciation of just what you are doing for publ...
CHICAGO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
CHICAGO By HARRY EARL January 31 st , 1921 . General Manager Lubin who is at present touring Europe , adds to a wonderful record by booking the cream of vaudeville for the Pacific Coast theaters . It was a long , long way to Tipperary , but , it is some distance from N . Y . to S . F . Another link added to Doc Crew s chain . Now it is Spokane , Walla Walla , Yakima . This jolly skipper will steer them all to success . Blues run from Crews . The following acts are enroute to the coast via the Marcus Loew circuit : Les Arados , Rainbow &amp; Mohawk , Maleta Bbnconi , Guy Bartlett , EdSmith &amp; Joe Sherry , Jack Mart 1 Trio , Edward Hill , Plunkett &amp; K ° - maine , Ruth Rogers , Laurel 4 , Sunt 1 &amp; Cook , and Witt &amp; Winters .
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 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 mill be held four weeks after publication and then sent to the Dead Letter Office : t Washington . DO NOT WRITE THE N . V . A . FOR MAIL LISTED IN THIS DEPARTMENT . ADDRESS THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 BROADWAY , NEW YORK CITY . Agn &lt; : s , Miss Louise Ahearn &amp; Patterson Alton , Helen Anderson &amp; Graves Antrim . Harry Apollo Trio Aristocrats Armstrong , George Arnold , Miss Kathryn Atwood , Mr . L . . Babbette , Blanche Ball , Mr . Foster Barksdale , Mr . Al . Baron , Miss . Billy Bauer , Miss Louise Baum , Leon D . Beattie , Mr . R . Beck , Mr . Bill . Beck , Mr . Fred E . Beebee , Mrs . H . Bellclaire Bros . Belmont , Three Bernard , Miss Lillian Blair , Miss Bernice Bohn &amp; Bohn Bowers &amp; Saunders Bowman Bros . Boyle , Mr . Jack Brice , Mr . Lew ...
CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
CALIFORNIA By JACK STRATTON STOCKTON , CAL ., Jan . 31 . —De Wolf girls , Conlin and Glass , Jimmy Lucas , Joe Laurie , Herbert s Canines , Healy and Cross and Selbihi and Grovini constituted the first Orpheum bill to play here in more than a year . The performance was a special one , Friday , January 21 , at the T &amp; D Theatre under auspices . of the local merchants and advertising association . Arrangements were effected by the Stockton organizations ¦ with Martin Beck , who gave his consent for the one performance . Diero , accordionist , who is laying off in San Francisco at present , but who has played Orpheum time , was included as an added attraction . Harry H . Campbell , manager of the San Francisco Orpheum , looked after the affair in -the west . Stage Manager Adolph Dohring of the Orpheum came here to put on the show in Orpheum style . Caesar Brand , former leader of Orpheum shows playing the Sacra-mento-Fresno split week , directed the orchestra . SAN FRANCISC...