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MANAGER RESIGNS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
MANAGER RESIGNS EVANSVILLE , Ind ., Jan . 8 . —E . O . Child , manager of the New Grand theater , which plays Orpheum _ Circuit attractions , has resigned his position and left for Chicago , where he will take a position in the Western offices of the circuit . He has been succeeded here by J . McGowan , formerly manager of the Majestic theater , St . Paul , Minn . The prices of admission to this theater have lately been reduced to 10 and 20 cents , and the house is now packed at every performance .
JUDGMENT AGAINST MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
JUDGMENT AGAINST MANAGER CHICAGO , Jan . 8 . —Judgment for $ 201 against Robert Nathan , former manager of the Clark theater , has been secured by Minnie Palmer , manager of the Three Marx Bros ., whose claim amounts to $ 159 . The Mullini Sisters share of the judgment amounts to $ 52 . The suit is the result of the closing of the Clark theater for a week recently , during which time the performers were not paid .
GREEK KILLS GLADYS MADDEN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
GREEK KILLS GLADYS MADDEN CHICAGO , Jan . 8 . —Gladys Madden , a 22-year-old vaudeville actress , was shot and fatally wounded in a room at the Richmond hotel last Thursday afternoon by John Baker , a Greek admirer , also known as John Yesila . Baker then shot himself in the right tempel and died instantly . Miss Madden died less than an hour later at the Passavant hospital . According to the police , Baker and Miss Madden had been living at the Richmond for the last six months . Jealousy is said to have been the motive . Baker had been conducting a pool and billiard room . He was at the time of his death under federal indictment with two others charged with operating a confidence game . Miss Madden was known on some of the smaller circuits as Gladys Glascock .
WILL PLAY HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
WILL PLAY HIMSELF Ned Wayburn , famed far and wide as one of the best of producers for . musical comedies , has arranged a unique novelty for vaudeville and will produce it for the first time at Hammerstein s on Feb . 19 . The name of the new act is The Producer , or the Evolution of a Musical Comedy . Ned will wear the same old grey sweater that he has used to drill a million , more or less , chorus girls , and will show exactly how the chorus of a musical comedy is rehearsed . The cast will include ten principals , eight chorus girls , four chorus boys , four musicians and twenty-four supernumeries . This will call for an extremely high salary list , but the act has already been booked for twelve weeks in and around New York .
NOT BADLY HURT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
NOT BADLY HURT Harry Hill , husband of Mile . Ani , the trapeze artist , who met with an accident a few weeks ago , states that she was not seriously injured , only spraining her wrist . She is now convalescing , and will shortly appear , in New York . He states that the accident was caused by the stages not being heated , making Mile . Ani numb with cold , so that she lost her grip . She has entered suit against the manager of the theater for the amount of two weeks salary , which she lost through the accident , claiming it was caused by his criminal negligence .
ONE MORE FOR NEW YORK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
ONE MORE FOR NEW YORK Preliminary plans have been filed for the new Washington Heights theater to ba erected at Broadway and 161 st street . They call for a seating capacity of 1 , 362 and the estimated cost is $ 175 , 000 . The new house is to be devoted to vaudeville .
CONTRACTORS ARE FIGURING ON PLANS FOR NEW BDHJHNG [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CONTRACTORS ARE FIGURING ON PLANS FOR NEW BDHJHNG Estimates from Number of Prominent Firms In New York Expected , Insuring Keen Competition and Minimum Cost . Fully a half dozen of the foremost contracting firms in New York City have already had and returned the plans and specifications for the new W . R . A . U . building , which is to be erected on West Forty-sixth street , New York . These firms are now pre of erecting the building will be keen , thereby insuring thoroughly satisfactory work at the minimum of cost . The work of razing the old buildings on the , site on West Forty-sixth street has been going on steadily , despite the ¦ extremely cold weather which has prevailed for the past few This picture , taken Saturday afternoon , Jan . « ¦ shows the progress which is being made in lirazing the old structures on the site for the new building . paring the bids which they will submit , and their proffer of service is expected within the next few days . Other contracting firms a...
HERE'S A GOOD TOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
HERES A GOOD TOWN OCEAN CITY , N . J ., Jan . 6 . —Although $ 3 , 500 has been appropriated for free band concerts during the coming summer , the city commissioners , of this place , may have this amount transferred to some other account and cut the band concerts out . The reason given is a novel one . They claim that the free concerts have hurt the patronage of the Pier , in the past , and that the city has no right to compete with a man who invests his money in the amusement line . The Pier plays vaudeville during three months of summer and the rulers of the city do not want their free music to make business dull for the projector of that place of amusement .
THE LUCKY WHEELERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
THE LUCKY WHEELERS PROVIDENCE , R . I ., Jan . 6 . —Bert Wheeler , of the Wheelers , is happy over the prompt recovery of . a handbag containing $ 2 , 000 worth of jewelry , which was lost by his wife while coming to this city . Mrs . Wheeler changed cars at a junction and forgot to take the handbag with her . When she reached here her husband wired to the railroad officials and they recovered the lost gems at Attleboro , Mass . A suitable reward was given to the finder , and the Wheelers were happy during their engagement here . For the past two weeks they have had as guests Dr . A . F . Higgins and his wife , of Sacramento , Cal . Dr . Higgins is the White Rat physician at Sacramento and has been touring the East on his vacation , spending the time in Philadelphia , New York and Boston , where the Wheelers were playing .
ELITE CO . FORMS CIRCUIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
ELITE CO . FORMS CIRCUIT PITTSBURGH , Pa ., Jan . 9 . —The Elite Amusement Co . has been formed in this tcity , and has begun the operation of theaters in Erie , Wampum , Coraopolis , Ell wood , and Sharpsburg . The policy calls for : high-class vaudeville and motion ¦ pictures , two shows a night , and • admission prices of ten , twenty and twenty-five cents . The company is capitalized at $ 150 ,- 000 , and is headed by H . J . Williams , well : known in this city as an amusement promoter . Mr . Williams is at present doing the booking for the houses , but announcement has been made that in the near future when the chain of theaters extends to Trafford City , Donora , Butler , and Grove City , the bookings will be given in charge of an agent dealing exclusively in W . R . A . U . and affiliated order acts .
"PIPE" ARTISTS DECLARE "YAUD " FOLLOWS OPERA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
PIPE ARTISTS DECLARE YAUD FOLLOWS OPERA Chicago , Too Cold for Anything But Rumors , Turns Out a Dandy Dream . CHICAGO , Jan . 8 . —The rumor mongers have been idling around . the steamheated lobbies of our hotels during the present cold , and as a result no end of fancy dreams have been indulged in . A new method of Easterners to invade the Chicago vaudeville field has been evolved . It is nothing short of returning the Auditorium to vaudeville . This newest prediction is based on a rumor that prominent Eastern vaudeville sponsors and the Auditorium management have entered upon negotiations whereby the Eastern producer will get control of that theater immediately after the close of the grand opera season , for the purpose of conducting vaudeville performances there for several months . The rumor persists that these negotiations have been consummated despite the fact that R . Floyd Clinch , president of the Auditorium company , professes ignorance of such negotiations .
NEW TACOMA MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
NEW TACOMA MANAGER TACOMA , Wash ., Jan . 8 . — George Trumbull , formerly manager of the Empress theater , Victoria , B . C , is now the manager of the Empress theater , this city . He succeeds James J . OBrien , who resigned the position without giving any reason for doing so .
DUNBARS SUE C . & I . R . R . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
DUNBARS SUE C . &amp; I . R . R . CHICAGO , Jan . 8 . —Suit for damages aggregating a sum of $ 125 has been brought by the Casting Dunbars against the Chicago &amp; Illinois Railroad Company . The railroad company delayed delivery of the acts baggage in its transit from Evansville , 111 ., to Racine , Wis-, thus compelling the Dunbars to lose a full weeks engagement . S . L &amp; F . Lowenthal are of counsel for the plaintiffs .
Mary Sings ; Something Basts [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
Mary Sings ; Something Basts CHICAGO , Jan . 9 . —The divine Mary Garden on Wednesday night last m Milwaukee came nigh unto putting her now famous Salome on the blink . Not that the divine herself sought to perpetrate so daring and unwarranted a deed , Oh , dear , no ! But fate , a careless maid , and a thrilling situation conspired against Mary and one hand—not a muff—saved the day . Mary had warbled beautifully through Carmen , even unto the death IUVCI scene , ner uanuu swuu by listening to her farewell taunts and whetting his trusty blade upon his sole leather . He was going to stick his Carmen in the slats with his murderous dagger . He knew just what was coming off—that is , what Mr . Bizet had originally intended should come off—so he could , brute-like , afford to let Carmen old girl jeer a few before throwing back his tunic and getting busy . So the divine trilled tauntingly -on . At last , the moment came . The audience grew hushed and tense , and even the ladies in the ex...
LAFAYETTE'S ESTATE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
LAFAYETTES ESTATE SEATTLE , Wash ., Jan . 8 . —A number of attorneys are seeking information about the estate of Lafayette , the vaudeville artist , who was burned to death in Scotland last summer . His first wife , who is alive in Oregon , has made some inquiries , it being understood that the brother of the deceased man is now m London trying to locate and secure the estate . It is believed that there is much of his property in the United States . Lafayette was at one time known as Sig . Neuberger , and was for a number of years assistant stage manager and property man of the old Comique theater in this city and the Unique theater in Spokane .
DOYLE LOSES HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
DOYLE LOSES HOUSE CHICAGO , Jan . 9 . —C . Jackson , manager of the Majestic theater , Lincoln , 111 ., has turned the bookings of that house over to the Western Vaudeville Managers Association . Manager Jackson s action is said to be due to his belief that Frank Q . Doyle , who formerly booked that playhouse , was responsible for the poor business accorded the Majestic on New Year s Day . It may be that before long managers may come to a realization of the fact that an unprecedented poor season and not the booking agencies is responsible for the present depression .