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HANDSOME DESIGN FOR LIFE MEMBERS' CARDS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
HANDSOME DESIGN FOR LIFE MEMBERS CARDS The design for N . V . A . Life Membership Cards has &lt; been finally approved and an initial supply of same ordered by Secretary Henry Chesterfield . The cases will be of sterling silver , gold-lined . On the outside will be the raised emblem of the organization in colored , enamel . On . the inside will be a solid silver plate , properly inscribed and bearing the name of the holder , and ; the secretarys signature . - • :. • i- - The life . membership ., card and case is as beautiful a piece of work as I ever saw , said Mr . Chesterfield . We will have them ready for our members within three weeks . Those who have already sent in their money for life memberships will be accommodated first . . It has been decided that each member who procures forty or more applications during any twelve-months period will be awarded an honorary life membership gratis . It will carry with it all the benefits of a regular membership . A large number of ...
ARTISTS ! [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
ARTISTS ! When checking your baggage , be sure to make a memorandum of the check numbers . In case of a mix-up , this will help a great deal in taking the matter up with the railroads . There have been a great many cases of delayed baggage , and when the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association took them up with the railroads , the latter requested complete data , such as the time it was checked in , the numbers of the checks , etc . In nine cases out of ten , the act itself is unable to supply this information . Please jot down your check numbers hereafter and keep this information where it will be readily obtainable .
VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES By BERT LEVY NO . 2— CUDDLES AND GEORGIE The above is a snapshot in the wings of Gus Edwards telling little Georgie Price and Cuddles to quit kidding in the act and to work seriously . You dont know who is out front today . Perhaps the biggest managers are sitting out there watching you . In the last show you worked very badly , and you know , as well as anybody , that you are capable of doing great work . Now you kids watch your step In the next show . Vaudeville fans , i who know Gus Edwards and his influence over budding talent , are fully aware of what performers he made out of Cuddles who is now the Llla Lee of motion picture fame and George Price , and everybody will realize that it was the maternal care of Mrs .- Gus Edwards which helped to foster and bring to maturity a lot of : first-class artists of today , now known as . proteges of the inimitable Gus . The writer can bear testimony to the maternal and paternal care shown every child under the Gus Edwa...
ARTISTS LOSE THEIR BELONGINGS IN BLAZE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
ARTISTS LOSE THEIR BELONGINGS IN BLAZE ( Special to The Vaudeville News ) MINNEAPOLIS , MINN ., February 15 . —A fire that started at 1 o clock a . m . in the basement of the Miller Hotel , a place popular with show folk , filled the place with dense smoke . The lights went out , thus making it difficult for guests to find stairways or other means of escape . Among the vaudeville acts stopping there were Ruth Rogers • and the Laurel Four , Edward Hill , Plunkett &amp; Romaine , and Smith &amp; Cook . All were to open the next day ( Sunday ) in St . Paul , but owing to loss of music , wardrobe and other essentials , Smith &amp; Cook were the only ones able to make the opening show . Josie Flynn and her Minstrel Maids were an incoming act which lost considerable clothing ,, etc . . The acts mentioned are all working on the Loew Circuit and are the only ones known to have been ; stopping at the Miller . The building was . completely gutted and was still burning ...
ACTORS' FUND [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
ACTORS FUND At the February meeting of the Board of Trustees , Actors Fund of America , the following resolution was adopted : RESOLVED , That the following information be given to the theatrical profession , and to the public generally : That , as the recent bequest of General Rush C . Hawkins , of two hundred thousand dollars ( $ 200 , 000 ) to the Actors Fund of America , the interest only of which can be used , has furnished The Actors Fund with the opportunity long sought to found an Endowment Fund , that we have established such a Fund , and are now read ^ to receive gifts or bequests to said Fund , the interest . only of such Fund to be used for the charitable purposes for which the Actors Fund was chartered .
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are Invited to Write A STAGE MANAGER SHOWS THE SPIRIT OF BROTHERLY LOVE Racine , Wis . Mr . E . F . Albee , Palace Theatre Bldg ., New York , N . Y . Dear Mr . Albee : Being a member of the N . V . A ., reading the great VAUDEVILLE NEWS , and impressed with the New Era in Vaudeville , I take this means of saying how pleased I am . I was booked to play Waterloo , Iowa , January 9 th , 10 th , 11 th and 12 th .- After filling my engagement , I was told by the manager that there wasn t any money to pay any of the acts . All of the acts were under obligation to fill contracts in other towns and had to leave at midnight . Most of them had no money to buy railroad transportation to their next stand . The . stage manager , a prince of a chap , came forward , and advanced his personal cash , enabling the acts to get to their next stand . I was agreeably surprised to receive a check for my salary two days later , ...
IN- ARKANSAS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
IN- ARKANSAS Tulsa , Oklahoma . January 20 th , 1921 . My dear Mr . Albee : We are very happy to be able to add our testimonial of the wonderful treatment accorded the artist by the managers to your ever growing list of same . In making our jump from Nashville to open at Little Rock , we were delayed over thirty hours by a wreck and upon our arrival , naturally too late to make our matinee , Mr . Fielder showed us every courtesy possible even going so far as to see to our hotel accommodations and concerned himself greatly that we got sufficient rest after our long journey to fit us for our evening performance . At the end of our engagement we received our salary in full , no mention being made of the lost matinee . I assure you , Mr . Albee , that such things as these are ever tending to stronger cement the pleasant relations now existing between artists and managers . Since the beginning of the season we have met with nothing but the very best from all managers and employees in all...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
pEVA UI W B NEW 5 nevoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED - FRIDAY OF EACH pUBUi WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City GL ENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News Is distributed free to art- , cts managers , theatre employees and II others connected with Vaudeville ? the United States , Canada and throughout the world . If you find it fmoosslble to obtain your copy through Ihe theatres , write us and we will niace your name on a separate mailing Sot Artists who do not find copies available each week in the theatres * hev 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 wlll be pai...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
EDITORIAL THE TEST A loyal and faithful representative of the United States Army or Navy never complains . The hardships , rebuffs and uncomfortable circumstances which present themselves in the service often make them wonder if the game is worth the candle , but they remain loyal . When dissatisfaction enters into the brain of the individual , it weakens his gameness , honesty and integrity , thereby making him unfit and untrustworthy . So it is with the individual in vaudeville and the allied professions . Not long ago , in these columns , appeared a story of a young lady who , during . an engagement in a southern theatre , was informed of the death of a beloved brother . She bore the shocking newjs and entertained the audience in her inimitable style , but col lapsed after leaving the stage . The manager advised her to cancel her bookings and go home to attend the funeral . She refused , saying :. I can t go home now , I have contracts to fill , if you will let me . Another speci...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY CHICAGO , ILL . Friend Lew : • . They passed a law if you are out after 2 a . m . you got to tell a policeman where you been . Of course hell arrest you anyway . • The hold ups are getting so particular around here they want to meet you by appointment . I dont take any chances myself . I stay in the Loop . It costs me five dollars a day for a room and bath and a house , detective but it s the best bet in town outside the County Jail and a feller can t , get in there any more . The bootleggers own it . Yours truly , ARTHUR TERRY .
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS / Leave them wanting is O . K . as regards show business—but : not with hotel keepers . What difference does the spot make so long as you make good and get the money . Dishing Dirt is a great pastime—for . the ignorant . Be yourself at all times—regardless of ; the consequences .
LINCOLN , NEB . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
LINCOLN , NEB . LINCOLN , NEB ., Feb . 8 Lincoln s Orpheum Theatre plays the Orpheum Circuit vaudeville bills only four days a week , on their way back from the coast ; the other days it plays legitimate ; attractions . May Robson in hernew comedy , Nobody s Fool , was a recent one of these , and remarked that if . all the Orpheum Theatres were as attractive as this one , both front and back , she thought she would accept an offer from Martin Beck to play the time - Frank C . Zehrung , who managed the Oliver Theatre in Lincoln , playing combinations , for twenty-five years , and who numbers among his warm friends hundreds of performers both in vaudeville and the legitimate , is running for mayor again this spring , with splendid chances of being elected . He was formerly mayor of the Nebraska City and gave the town one of the best administrations it ever had . Lois Josephine and Leo Henning , who deserted vaudeville this season to dance in George M . Cohan s Mary , played the Lincol...
MORNING'S MAIL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
MORNINGS MAIL INDIANAPOLIS , IND . — The N . V . A . Green Room at B . F . Keiths Theatre , Indianapolis , compares with the best . Why not compliment Manager R . B . Eggleston for doing such nice things for . brotherartists?—VAL and ERNIE STANTON . BRADFORD , ENGLAND . — Thanks very much for THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . It is espe : ially valuable to an American artist when he is in another land . I am sailing for home in four weeks . —JULIAN ROSE .
THE PANTAGES CIRCUIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
THE PANTAGES CIRCUIT The Pantages Theatre at Minneapolis will play the following bill during the week of February 28 th .: Alanson , Grey &amp; Askin , Fern Bigelow &amp; King , Jones &amp; Jones , and Yes , My Dear ! The Haas Trio concluded their tour of the Pantages Circuit at Toronto last week .
HELPFUL HINTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
HELPFUL HINTS Don t forget to inquire as to the stores that grant a discount to N . V . A . members whenever you are in a town and want to purchase something . The latest merchant to get in line , and of his own volition ; too , is Michael Louis Nelson , manager of the millinery department of the Gold-stein-Migel company , a department store at Waco , Texas . He saw a copy of . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , handed him by Noodles Fagan , an artist playing the Pantages Theatre in Waco , and immediately sat down and - wrote us a letter , stating that the store would grant a ten percent discount on all purchases made by paid up N . V . A ; members . I have heard lots of good things about the N . V &gt; A . and its great work in behalf of the artist , wrote this merchant . It is a Wonderful thing and I think the performers should feel very proud of the N . V . A . Count me in . Ah especially built electric washing machine has been installed in the Palace Theatre , Manchester , N . H ., b...
THE KING OF MICHIGAN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 February 1921
THE KING OF MICHIGAN Vaudeville In Michigan Is synonymous with the name Butterfield . W . S . Butterfield , general manager of the Michigan circuit of theatres popularly known to the profession as the Butterfield Time , Is shown in the above snapshot with Mrs . Helen Cromley , of Columbus , Ohio , on a recent visit to the mid-western Spa , French Lick Sprlnss , Ind .