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"LOEW-LYONS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
LOEW-LYONS By JIMMY LYONS . SAN FRANCISCO , CAL , January 17 , 1921 . The Wigwam Theatre is in . the mission district . Acts who . play Oakland , do riot play the Wigwam . Some . go to San Jose . Audience here noisy , but appreciative . One seldom sees- the manager , but from my observation , all the attaches -and what I saw of the boss , is that they are reglars . Policy of Wigwam , „ two a day , except Saturday , Sunday and Monday . . Amateur night prevails on Monday . They sandwich the locals between the regular shows . John &amp; Albert Ewor , of Dallas , Texas , are cleaning up at the Orpheum this week , according to the dailies . Jack Dempsey , the champion , gave a box party at the Orpheum , in Oakland , last Wednesday . Clayton &amp; Lennie ad-libed fight talk that hit home to the champ . . Diehl , Crocker and ¦ Diehl , three local kiddies , appeared at the Wigwam and made a distinct hit . They will tour the entire circuit . The next stand is San . Jose . . T...
POPULARITY CONTEST IN HARLEM GOMES TO CLOSE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
POPULARITY CONTEST IN HARLEM GOMES TO CLOSE The popularity contest conducted by the Alhambra Theatre , Harlem , closed last week . The votes were not cast in a frivolous manner as was attested by the many ballots sent in by mail , as well as the heated conversations between patrons overheard in the lobby each night when they gathered to discuss the merits of their ; favorites . The leading acts , with the votes received by each , were as-follows : Karyl Norman 1121 Gus Edwards ..:. 1098 ! Roonev &amp; Bent . 1056 ^ Belle Baker .......,. .... . 1041 Eddie Leonard 1011 Ruth Rove 961 Whiting &amp; Burt 943
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
N . V . A . NOTES The 17 th Bohemian Night . ^ bill was presented at the N . V . A . on Sunday , January 23 rd . The following acts appeared : Craig Campbell &amp; Co , from the Riverside . Kavanaugh &amp; Everett Sisters , from the Broadway . Katherine Dahl &amp; Co , from the Manhattan . Laddie Cliff , from the Royal . Bobby Heath &amp; Adele Sperling , from the Jefferson . Ernie Ream , from the Colonial . Hughes &amp; Merritt , from the Columbia . Glad Moffitt &amp; Co , from the Broadway . Beth Beri &amp; Co , from the Palace . Edna Dreon , from 81 st Street . Bartram &amp; Saxton , from the Colonial . In appreciation of the services rendered by the various acts who appeared at the Police Fund Benefit given at New Rochellc , December 10 th , the Police Commissioners of New Rochelle and Larchmont tendered a luncheon to them at the N . V . A . Club , Wednesday noon , January 26 th . Police Commissioner Harry R . Child...
WIMMEN | [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
WIMMEN | By Y . Y . Y . Beth Beri , California s Own , an peared at the club recently , and although she could not do much dancing on account of the limited space her sweet personality radiated all over the place . She has a regul ar California bathing beauty shape , a lovely smile and she can sure dance I am very destructive , she said after taking a bow . I break footlights n everything , referring , 0 f course , to her accident at the Palace when she opened there . Burglars burgled a couple of rooms at a hotel on 49 th . street , near Broadway , the other night . Two young ladies with the Musical Nosses lost their jewelry . The police arrested the culprits later and recovered all the stolen articles , with the exception of Miss Ethel Hiatt s engagement ring , which , of course , she prized more highly than all . Doesn t Marguerite Keeler , of Mason &amp; Keeler , look beautiful in her blue gown , with the grey feather hat and hose and slippers to match ? Verra attractive ...
"BROADWAY HEARSAY " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
BROADWAY HEARSAY By WALTER WINCHELL EVERY BORE TALKS The -type of chap who jars our nerves . He talks of topics so blase ; When all that interests us , is : What s happened NEW on OLD Broadway . MAKE IT FAMOUS The popular N . V . A . Club is the artists gathering place . It deserves the title Washington , D . C , so proudly boasts of . Pass the slogan along , THE CAPITOL OF VAUDEVILLE . UNCOMMON SENSE Dear B . H . —The Talmud says : Remember thy friend hath a friend and thy friend s friend hath a friend , so be discreet . —BERT LEVY . S . I . W . FLOWERS , NOW . ! We confess we are a bit premature telling you about dear old everybody s friend , BARNEY FERGUSON . But it s a scoop and we know you are interested . Plain Barney , as he is affectionately called , will celebrate his 68 th birthday on March 22 nd next . He has served the profession well . In Lincoln s time ( 1860 ) Barney began his career , just 61 years ago . To-day he is part of the N . V . A . Any day from sunrise to su...
"MUSINCS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
MUSINCS . By JIMMY LYONS Nagging seems to be a pleasure with some women . Bring your wife a box of candy and she will stay up all night trying to figure out what terrible crime you committed . Some acts look in the obituary colyum for their notices . Get yourself an act better than ordinary and agents will-chase YOU—in not OUT Women are called Chickens and men , Eggs . ., . _ , An unpaid debt is one you run into often . The 18 th amendment is somewhat strpnger than the drinks we get . Curiosity does not kill , but it keeps some women uncomfortable .
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . 'S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 February 1921
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . S TOM BROWN , JR . He is eight years old and his father is Tom Brown , of the Six Brown Brothers ( still with Fred Stone in Tip-Top ) , while his mother is Theresa Valerio , herself a distinguished and talented stage beauty . Tom , Jr ., Is as good an N . V . A . as his mother and father , which Is saying a whole lot .
THEATRE CLOSES WITHOUT WARNING , BUT ALL ACTS RECEIVE THEIR SALARY IN FULL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
THEATRE CLOSES WITHOUT WARNING , BUT ALL ACTS RECEIVE THEIR SALARY IN FULL 4 local independent theatre in Iowa closed its doors without warning . The booking office promptly paid the ten acts involved their salaries in full DES MOINES , IA ., Mr E . F . Albee , Jan . 20 , 1921 . New York , N . Y . Dear Mr . Albee : We were booked to play the Majestic Theatre , . Waterloo , . la ., for January 13-15 , inclusive , but upon our arrival in the city of Waterloo to fulfill our contract , we found said theatre closed due to the corporation which ran it being defunct . Although this was an independently owned and controlled theatre , receiving its bookings through the Western Vaudeville Managers Association , we received payment in full for the face value of our contract . We have written a letter of thanks to Mr . John J . Nash of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association , and we feel that we owe you our thanks , for your successful efforts culminating in the happy adjustment arrived at...
RAILROAD OFFICIALS TAKE PERSONAL INTEREST IN MOVEMENT OF ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
RAILROAD OFFICIALS TAKE PERSONAL INTEREST IN MOVEMENT OF ARTISTS January 26 th , 1921 . Mr . E . F . Albee , Palace Theatre Building , Broadway and 47 th Street , . New York City , N . Y . Dear Mr . Albee : Knowing of your desire to learn of the treatment extended to the performers by the heads of the- different railroads with which we come in contact , I wish to take this opportunity to bring before your notice two different gentlemen , namely , Mr . H . F . Spofford , Chief Clerk , Passenger Department , and Mr . Thomas Bradley , Chief Baggage Agent of the N . Y ., N . H . &amp; H . R . R ., located at New Haven , Conn . We had to make a jump from New Haven to Chester , Pa . The above named gentlemen put through for my company a very big help . They arranged to have the Federal Express stop at Chester and allow us to get off , saving my people the inconvenience of having to change at New York , also at Philadelphia . It is the first time that this has been done as the Fede...
N . V . A . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED LAST WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
N . V . A . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED LAST WEEK NAME Albert S . Smith Harry Barrett Bert Dale Pagle Dale Beatrice Summers George Togo Joe Bannister Jackson Blount Ray Hughes Lydy Myra Tetlngoro Nagaml B . Pierre Sam Stein Peggy Van Wart Addle C Wynn Lillian F . Wynn Joe Basse Daniel Boudlnl Curley Burns Jack Clifton Madeline Corey Mrs . Bella Goforth Nat Elsman Tom Kelly Harry Lee Alexis Ruloff Santosca Mrs . J . Vernon George Sutton Geo . W . Sharp PROPOSER Arthur Wilson Henry Chesterfield Dorothy Dahl Dorothy Dahl Sam Summers Cy Tucker Henry Chesterfield . Owen R . Jones Owen R . Jones Carlos Sebastian H . B . Burton Claude Golden James G . Dooley Billy . Morlen Carl Peterson Carl Peterson L . L . Reed Carl Wm . Demarest Jack Goodale Joe Bennett Sylvia Syhrany Earl Goforth L . L . Reed Henry Chesterfield Joe Bennett Lee Earth Wm . Miller J . Vernon Georgia Campbell John Carmody NAME Bert Samuels Marie Russell Archibald A . Ruggles La Petite Marguerite Denny Hurley Louise Frances Louis...
U . S . SENATORS PROMISE AID IN FIGHT FOR LOWER RATES TO THEATRICAL FOLK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
U . S . SENATORS PROMISE AID IN FIGHT FOR LOWER RATES TO THEATRICAL FOLK As the result of an eloquent appeal from the stage by Jack Wilson , appearing on the Orpheum Circuit with Kitty Gordon , State and federal legislators have promised their active aid in securing a reduced railroad rate for theatrical people . In Denver members of the state legislature were so • impressed they invited Mr . Wilson to a conference at the State Capitol at which a memorial , including Mr . Wilson s address , was drawn up and forwarded to Congress . Senator Hiram Johnson , of California , wrote Mr . Wilson that he had been favorably impressed with his re marks and added that he would be very glad to lend his support to any measure coming before the United States Senate that might tend to relieve the situation . He received , while in Colorado , a similar letter from U . S . Senator-elect Shortridge . Through the courtesy of Max Fabish , manager of the Orpheum Theatre in Denver , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS is...
N . V . A . SPORT I TUS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
N . V . A . SPORT I TUS DRIVES &amp; PUTTS By CHARLES LEONARD FLETCHER Billy Gaston , who has a speaking acquaintance with every trap , bunker , hazard and cuppy lie , on the van Cortlandt links , and who possesses _ the sensitive soul of a real conscientious golfer , waxes poetic , and sends us the following clever verse , along with his entry to the blg N . V . A . Tournament : A driver is not- so hard to use , When once you get a start . ^ he iron is a test of skill , B The mashie is an art . But &gt; Oh , that little three-foot putt , . When all is said and done . ls a bunker , sand trap , in the rough , And the Water Hole in One . To . which we reply , Billy : If cups were big as bunkers , And bunkers were no more , Almost any one of us , Could get a seventy-four . But what doth it profit a chap to drive 250 yards and then blow a . 20ihch- putt ? The secret is out . Those clever articles we read in the golf magazines , signed Melgolf , are written by none other ...
NEVER FORGETS THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
NEVER FORGETS THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS MRS . S . Z . POLI Mrs . Poll Is the wife of S . Z . Poll , the well-known vaudeville magnate and in her home town . New Haven , Conn ., she is known as the lady who never forgets the wounded soldiers . She planned and executed an entertainment for the wounded soldiers in the Allingtown hospital at New Haven last New Year s day that the boys will never forget . Four hundred women and girls of New Haven visited the hospital and each played host to one of the wounded men . Her charities to soldier boys both during and after the war are well known to vaudeville artists , who have gladly aided her whenever called upon . Mrs . Poll has been made Honorary Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars , in addition ; to being given honorary membership in the American Legion and other patriotic organizations . Among her other splendid acts was the collecting and forwarding at her own expense of 7 , 867 pounds of clothing to the destitute war orphans of Italy a...
NO DETAIL OVERLOOKED IN MAKING BAGGAGE LABEL WELL KNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
NO DETAIL OVERLOOKED IN MAKING BAGGAGE LABEL WELL KNOWN Dear Mr . Albee : January 18 , 1921 . As a matter of information , I am enclosing herewith a copy of circular issued by our General Baggage Agent concerning the handling of baggage belonging to vaudeville artists . As a . suggestion , I am also quoting the following from a communication I have received from our Vice-President in Charge of Traffic : In this connection , -vaudeville artists and theatre managers , themselves , could assist materially in making this circular effective by having the baggage delivered for checking sufficiently in advance of the scheduled time of departure of the train , to allow the baggage agent to weigh the baggage , issue checks , make proper record , collect excess charges , if any , arid load / the baggage on trucks , ready to be delivered into the baggage car on the train . No doubt some good results could be obtained if Mr . Albee would have this matter handled with the artists and theatre man...
SEWING MACHINE A "HIT" BACK STAGE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
SEWING MACHINE A HIT BACK STAGE The Palace Theater management has spent thousands of dollars since the opening of the house , a little more than a year ago , trying to provide comforts for its vaudeville performers . And yet , nothing done so far has made the hit that came of an investment of less than a hundred dollars this week . Manager R . H . Beattie bought a sewing machine and placed it in the green room . There were immediate exclamations of delight from the feminine contingent on this week s bill . Mile . Dora DeVera , the soprano with the Prince lima quartette , was the first to use it . She proceeded to mend . , her wardrobe , and then to make dainty garments for her mother in New York . Other women performers also have been at it steadily Indeed , the new sewing machine has been performing service almost 24 hours a day . It s the greatest convenience I have found in any theater in the country , said Mile . DaVera . —^ Cincinnati Times-Star-
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITION ^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITION ^ Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are Invited to Write THE N . V . A . HER FRIEND MIDLAND , MICH ., January 20 , 1921 . My dear Mr . Albee : I want to thank you for your kindness to me during my illness . I want to thank Mr . Chesterfield , Mr . Stuait , and the members of the N . V . A . who were so loyal to me when I really needed it . I want you to know I received every attention while in St . Mark s Hospital . I had the best surgeon , Dr . Benjamin Tilton , and the nurses were fine to me . My operation was successful and my health much improved . I was remembered every day by some one from the N . V . A . Club , and on Christmas Day by Mr . Chesterfield and Mr . Stuart . Mr . Albee , I ve never before known the need of friends , in fact , there were times when I doubted if there were such friends in existence . However , I found the N . V . A . very loyal . I am very glad I am a member and in the future I will try to be as loyal to t...
DUES ARE PAID IN DIS -COUNTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 February 1921
DUES ARE PAID IN DISCOUNTS New York City . Dear Mr . Albee : I wish to call your attention to an incident at Baltimore last week , at the Kernan Hotel . Upon paying my bill they told me that all artists in good standing in the N . V . A . were entitled to 10 per cent discount so they refunded $ 3 . 10 . Another artist on the bill was right back of me and she had to pay the full amount . I now have her application . With best wishes , ROY HARRAH . December 11 th , 1920 . Dear Mr . Harrah : I get many angles in letters sent by artists . of courtesies and considerations shown them , . all due to the managers determination to clean vaudeville conditions , and here is another one in the form of your letter . No one objects to . receving discounts , and two or three of these discounts would pay for a membership in the N . V . A . _ with $ 1 , 000 insurance attached to it . We expect to have this discount privilege in every city throughout the United States and Canada , so that whenever ar...