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CLOSES UP OPPOSITION [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CLOSES UP OPPOSITION CHATTANOOGA , Tenn ., Jan . 8 . —The Airdome theater is to go out of existence on Jan . 13 , the scenery and properties having been sold to the owners of the Majestic theater , for stock in the company controlling that house . The vaudeville business in Chattanooga will hereafter be controlled by the Majestic management . Will Albert , manager of the Airdome , will sever his connections with Chattanooga theatricals . _ Winfrey B . Russell , manager of the Majestic theater since it opened a year ago , will continue to manage the Majestic . After Jan . IS the acts for the _ Majestic will be selected from the Hodkins Lyric Vaudeville Association and the Interstate Circuit .
CLOG DANCER SUICIDES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CLOG DANCER SUICIDES DENVER , Colo ., Jan . 8 . —B . P . Backms , a clog dancer , committed suicide here last week by shooting . He was formerly a well known minstrel and an expert dancer . Lately he had been unable to get sufficient work to keep his family in food . He was thirty-five years of age and leaves a wife and one child . Before he committed the act he wrote a note which was discovered after he had been removed to a local hospital . In this note he made the following statement : Clog dancing is no longer the lucrative occupation it once was . Newer dances , and the infinite variety in modern vaudeville , have caused a change in the fickle fancies of those who pay dimes and quarters for their amusement .
BUY THEATER TO IMPROVE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
BUY THEATER TO IMPROVE CARLISLE , Pa ., Jan . 8 . —W . F . Pascoe , superintendent of the Cumberland Railway company , and W . F . Goodwill of Shamokin , have purchased the Carlisle opera house . They did this solely because they thought that the house needed renovations and improvements and will start the work at once . They hope to have as fine a theater as is in Pennsylvania before the opening of next season .
ORPHEUM ORTHOGRAPHS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
ORPHEUM ORTHOGRAPHS Bert Leslie , with his latest slang classic , Hogan , the Painter , is shortly to make a tour of the Orpheum Circuit , and as he is a big favorite in the West , his tour will be one series of ovations . Princess Rajah on her forthcoming tour over the Orpheum Circuit will introduce two dances—the Cleopatra dance , which is a supposed terpsichorean incident in the life of the famous queen , and an Arabian chair dance , a typical contortion of the desert . After his successful season with the New York Folies Bergere Laddie Cliff , the English boy comedian , will be doubly welcome on his second tour of the Orpheum Circuit , which is to begin shortly . He returns to vaudeville with a new supply of characteristic songs and his peculiar knack of dancing . Ida Fuller has always been considered a foreigner on account of her great success in European countries , but instead she is a native of a little town near Des Moines , Iowa . She created and first produced her celebra...
SIGNING CIRCUS AGREEMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
SIGNING CIRCUS AGREEMENTS During the past fortnight the various circus managers have made considerable progress in advance details of their billing arrangements for the coming summer . With the Billposters Alliance they have entered into a renewal of their last season s agreement . For a time there was promise of a disagreement over terms , but when the working billposters decided upon last summers scale the arrangements were soon completed . With the Billposters Association ( the owners of billposting plants throughout the country ) no definite agreement was reached . Last summer most of the circuses billed their routes without making an exclusive contract with the local billposter . With many of them , however , the shows reached an amicable agreement but at no time was the as sociation officially recognized by more than one or two of the big shows . The Showmen s Association , made up of circus proprietors , conducted the campaign against the Association of Billposters . Last sea...
NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD FIGURING FOR EARLY SPRING CIRCUS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
NEW HAVEN &amp; HARTFORD RAILROAD FIGURING FOR EARLY SPRING CIRCUS The New England Territory Gives Prophetic Promise of Lively Battles Among Tented Organizations in April and May . While wintry winds do blow and nobody but circus men are thinking of next spring , there is a spirited battle being waged as a foreirunner of even livelier times when the blue-birds are a-wing . The New York , New Haven &amp; Hartford Railway is being besieged by the contractors for a routing over their lines which will mean a visit to New England of the Two Bills show , one of the Ringling circuses , Young Buffalo s Wild West , and California Frank s aggregation . The routing of the Ringling show is contingent upon Madison Square Garden s being available for . exhibition purposes in March and April . Local hotel men , in their fight to secure the Democratic National Convention claim to have assurance for the proper parties that the big exhibition building will remain standing at least unt...
HOOKING UP WILD WEST [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
HOOKING UP WILD WEST Vernon C . Seavers , owner of the Young Buffalo Wild West , came East last week and arranged the early details of * his summer campaign . Ernest Cooke , who at various times managed Buffalo Bill s Wild West , has been engaged to be the manager back with the show . He soon goes to Peoria to assume charge . Sam Feidler , who has been contracting agent for many shows , has signed to do the advance transactions in lots , licenses , hotels , billposting , feed , livery rigs and street cars .
SAD DAYS FOR CLOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
SAD DAYS FOR CLOWN PARIS , Jan . 8 . —Chocolat , one of the famous clowns of France , who has been a warm favorite in Paris for twenty years , is no longer at the Cirque Nouveau . He lost his position through ambition . He always hoped to appear as a legitimate star and when he was offered a position in one of the larger theaters he accepted it and was given a good part . He failed miserably as he could not remember the lines of his part and the effects of his grimaces were lost . He is now with one of the smaller circuses , seldom patronized by the people who made an idol of him in the olden days . He is a negro and is said to have come here from America about twentyfive years ago .
STAGE MEN'S BANQUET [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
STAGE MENS BANQUET MONTGOMERY , Ala ., Jan . 6 . —The members of local council No . 92 , I . A . T . S . E ., gave a dinner this week to the members of the Around the Clock company and it was one of the greatest events ever held in this city . The banquet was given at the new Theatrical Club and was under the direction of W . J . Hall , manager of the club . Fifty-two people sat down to the banquet and it was a sumptuous spread . Jim Screws acted as toastmaster and he introduced each speaker in a witty manner . Among the speakers were : Dr . A . H . Montgomery , Ed . Mahoney , Boland Blakey and Roy Mullendore . An orchestra consisting of Messrs . Liner , Mullendore , Blossom and McLean furnished the music during the evening .
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
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Feminine Fancies and Foibles [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
Feminine Fancies and Foibles By Cody Whaley IN place of stage clothes its staged clothes that proved most attractive at Gimbel Brothers advance display of spring styles the past week , and some very pretty models had learned to stride , sit and pose gracefully on the little green velvet carpeted stage to the rythm of pleasing orchestral selections . ... A lattice work at the rear and sides was covered with green foliage and yellow blossoms . The furniture was white wood upholstered in pink brocade , and on the white table was a large bunch of American Beauty roses , while in a room hid by the foliage on one side was stationed the orchestra , on the other was the dressing room , from which the models so smartly costumed entered . At the time I appeared on the scene the girls were appearing in the simple smart suits used for Southern wear . One extremely chic little dress of pink Austrian linen—a Paquin model . The skirt plain and straight and narrow had a plait running up the side of...
CHICAGO COMMENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CHICAGO COMMENT OPEN AT CALUMET . —Thomas &amp; Wright opened in Calumet , Mich ., last week for the Western Vaudeville Managers Association . WORKING FOR S . &amp; C—The Whirling Elfords , having closed last week at Birmingham , Ala ., a successful tour of the Interstate Circuit , opened on Jan . 11 , at the Hamlin theater for Sullivan &amp; Considine . DALE FINISHES INTERSTATE . —John Dale opened at the Plaza theater last week for the Western Vaudeville Managers Association . He has concluded a sixteen weeks engagement over the Interstate time . ENJOYING MERITED REST . —Having enjoyed a most successful season , Surazall &amp; Bazall now are recuperating in Chicago . In a few days they will start upon another extended engagement . OLD RELIABLE COMES BACK . —For the umpsteenth time Litt &amp; Dingwall s production , In Old Kentucky , opens its annual two weeks engagement at McVicker s theater on Sunday night . KEY PUNCHERS GO SOUTH . —With the...
Trenchant Tips of the Troupers [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
Trenchant Tips of the Troupers Charles Herald , manager of the Tacoma , Wash ., theater , was presented with a magnificent tiger skin on Christinas day , and he is so proud of it that he will not let anyone step on it . Janseri , the illusionist , who is being starred through India , by the Hugo Brothers , has lately been playing in Rangoon , Burmah , with success . De Hollis , his manager joins with him in wishing all his friends in America a Merry Christmas , although these greetings had to be sent out far in advance . The Orpheum theater , the Sullivan and Considine house in Vancouver , B . C , has been refused a license for this year . The present license expires Jan . 31 , and City Councils , after a long deliberation , have refused to renew same on account of the building being unsafe . It is said that the firm will build a new theater . The Standard theater , Fort Worth , Texas , which has been closed for two years , has been renovated and opened lately with the Delmar King M...
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
THE BERT MARSHALL VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT THE LIVE WIRE AGENT OF OHIO BOOKING 50 THEATRES in Ohio , Penn ., Mich ., 111 ., and N . Y . Come on you Managers try a Real Live Agent one that you can depend on booking nothing but the best in Vaudeville . Office open Day and Night and we give you what you ask for . Acts going East or West , write me ; can give you 25 weeks . Park and fair managers write . Phone Main 3624 . Superior Building , Cleveland . I CIIAVklCr MAJESTIC THEATRE WM DRISKFI . L I I lull | l f lalaT ^ aV THAT BEAUTIFUL THEATRE , PLAYING NOTHING BUT THE BEST IN VAUDEVILLE , wf 111 * l / llltJIlLLL I I | V || I I I v | ^ PLATO NELSON , Manager . . ¦ BERT MARSHALL , Agent . : a « n CO ZL | g i \ G j \ Ivf f T ^ iF 1 \^ F 1 ^ 1 ^ f IJ SBEBENTING THE LAUGHABLE COMEDY , SPECTACULAR MUSICAL ACT , * m M ^ M . ftU &lt; r &amp; ** * ^ WlJiTIlJ i 1 M , ^ * X ^ • THE TROUBLES OF GANO . A NIGHT AT THE CIRCUS . OPERATING LAKEWOOD THEATRE BEAUTIFUL AND MARKET SQUARE THEATRE...
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A Word to Herman Robinson , Commissioner of Licenses [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
A Word to Herman Robinson , Commissioner of Licenses We understand that you are very much offended at the editorial printed in this paper on December 29 , 1911 . We see no reason why you should be . You are either right or wfong . We are either right or wrong . We claim that you are not enforcing the Employment Agency Law . You claim that you are . You think you are right . We think you are wrong . We claim that you have undertaken to destroy the law . Our information is that you spent several weeks at Albany last winter seeking to repeal the present Employment Agency Law , and to amend it in a way that would absolutely destroy it . The amendment that was before the Legislature was known as the Robinson Amendment . You will not deny that you were in Albany seeking to repeal and amend the present Agency Law . This organization bears no malice or ill-will in this matter . We are fighting for the virtue of our women , and the honor and manhood of our men , and we are going to continue ...