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TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by TbeJiteicirvD ^ st PRODUCED BT TIMELY FILMS , INC . Dutributed by Palhe King George is wearing his trousers creased at the sides . Well , let George do itl—Chicago Tribune . - Constantinople is to have a . sewer system . It will come in handy if the Allies decide to run out the Turks . —Buffalo ^ Commercial . Oh , were it possible to roll a landlord up and pitch him to Babe -Ruth . - —N . Y . World . Some of the corn-fed girls lace their high shoes so tightly that the S . P . C . A . could have them arrested for choking their calves . —Fort Wayne ¦ News . Good morning , sir , I am collecting for the poet s , hospital . Will you contribute ? Editor— With pleasure . Call tonight with , the ambulance , and Ill have a poet ready . —Jack Canuck . The shortest Lecture : Never slap a child in the face . Nature has provided a better place . ¦ . —New Castle Herald . Papa— Daughter 1 Daughter 1 Isnt that young man gone yet ? Daughter — No , father , but Ive got h...
THE MANAGERS' FORUM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
THE MANAGERS FORUM OPTIMIST VS . PESSIMIST By TOM J . MYERS Manager Pantages , Oakland , Cal . Ever meet the pessimist ? He is the fellow who is a natural-born knocker . He can make himself unnappy and everybody around him unhappy and can create . discord and ill feeling in the best-running program on the circuit He has no . particular grievance , but just has a natural suspicion of all things . Instead of making the best of existing , conditions , being a regular fellow and-playing thegameas it is , this pessimist has to make happy people unhappy by planting the seeds of suspicion and making ; folks believe they have a kick coming when there is no legitimate complaint . How often a manager dreads an incoming show because the report has preceded it that there are some kickers on the bill . Then along comes a bill when there is a jolly old optimist on the bill . Everybody is happy and the 1 manager welcomes the show with outstretched arms and everybody on the stage is happy that week...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
PERSONALITIES Herbert Griffin , Una Clayton s leading man and husband , has completely recovered from the accident which incapacitated him for stage work for four months and has resumed his place in Keep Smilin , opening in Sioux City , Iowa , May 9 . He made the jump from Los Angeles , Cal . where he recuperated .
N . V . A . NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
N . V . A . NOTES John- Hall , the well-known stage manager of the Orpheum , Brooklyn , and general manager . of the transportation facilities of the houses booked by the Keith Booking Exchange in Greater New York , has made arrangements whereby artists opening in any of the above houses can leave their claim checks , with instructions , at the office of the N . V . A . any time Sunday or Sunday night , and he will see that they receive proper attention . This is a splendid arrangement on Johns part and we are quite sure that it will be taken advantage of and » thoroughly appreciated .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
have sympathy , which he interprets as meaning a liking for the theatre and its workers , apart from the commercial aspect are valuable . Altogether , the Vaudeville News ( which is issued free and contains no advertisement ) is a readable and suggestive little publication that is bound to make friends .:
TIPS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
TIPS From Ned Hastings : All acts that rely on the orchestra for any portion of the success of their offerings should take time to give the orchestra a thorough rehearsal . A weekly observer of orchestra rehearsals maintains that the average act skims lightly oyer their music cues , evidently figuring that the men in the orchestra are as familiar with the scores as the act itself . Then , if at opening matinee the orchestra slips and flounders , the artist invariably feels injured apd raises a protest that involves giving out the impression that he is a kicker , when as a matter of fact the artist is merely careless . Most big time theatres , that have operated any length , of time , have competent orchestras and when the music is bad it is more than an even bet that the orchestra is not to blame . Of course music in the act is an old story to the artist ; but it is a brand new lesson to the men in the orchestra . Even in the case of reigning popular music each artist usually has in...
TWENTY CENTS A WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
TWENTY CENTS A WEEK You can t get much for 20 cents now-a-days , can you ? You can t even get a collar . It costs that for a shave , or a pair of shoe strings . And yet , if you are a vaudeville performer , youd be surprised . For 20 cents a week you can have an office with stationery and every facility for carrying on your correspondence , a secretary to look after your mail and forward it to you , someone to take an interest in you when you are sick , some one to settle all your business troubles as they arise , day after day , a place where you can sleep in the most beautiful , modern sanitary apartments , with every comfort that a first class hotel affords , and at half the price ; the best food that the market affords served you at cost ; all the . pleasures that go with life in a first-class club ; free dancing in a beautiful ball room twice a week , and a free vaudeville performance every Sunday evening at the dinner hour . A place to play checkers , ohess , pool , billiards ...
WHY THESE LETTERS ARE PUBLISHED ! [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
WHY THESE LETTERS ARE PUBLISHED ! The purpose of publishing these letters is to acquaint the managers and the artists with the con- ; sideration and courtesy that is being extended on both sides—the artist to the manager and the manager to the artist . The following letter is an example of the general feeling existing in vaudeville today . IMPRESSED WITH CLUB HOUSE May 8 th , 1920 . MY DEAR MR . ALBEE : Some months ago I received a letter , like many others , asking if T thought there was any improvement in vaudeville . . 1 did not answer at the time , because I was struggling with a severe cold and a sense of injustice . i The cold is well now and the injustice has heen partly removed , arid I want to let you know that I realize what you have done for the actor in spite of himself . I ve observed much of the trend of things the past twenty years , arid while I was never in the Club House until after it was remodeled , I heard of the talk there that they had paid their good money to...
RAISED BILL DIDN'T GET BY THIS CASHIER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
RAISED BILL DIDNT GET BY THIS CASHIER Anyone expecting to pass a raised bill at a box office had better think twice before they leap ^ or they may find themselves in jail . A man who said he was Philip Fischel , 39 , a salesman of 18 West 69 th street , was arrested at Riverside theatre , Broadway 96 th street , Monday night ,, char with attempting to pay for ticl with a $ 2 bill which had been rai to $ 10 . He was taken to the W 100 th street police station and la released on $ 1 , 500 bail . Miss Fl ence Sherwood , cashier of the th tre , was the young lady with eagle eye who detected the rai bill and detained the man ui the police arrived . The figure had been pasted on the corn of -the bill and when she pul them off she saw it was of the denomination . Fischel said he not know where he got it . He ; his wife had no other money w them at the time . ,
BELASCO IMPRESSED WITH CO-OPERATION OVERSE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
BELASCO IMPRESSED WITH CO-OPERATION OVERSE David Belasco returned to N York this week from his Europe trip and announced that he « greatly impressed with the splew spirit of co-operation existing tween manager and artist on other side . In the newspaper int views with him upon his reti he is quoted as follows : What impressed ^ me very nv was the strong feeling of cordis and friendship that exists betw the actors arid managers on other side of the Atlantic . T meet on a social basis , they beco friends , and they all seem realize that the welfare of the tl tre and the stage are identified v their , mutual interests . Neither exist without the other and J feeling of cordial friendship i direct result of this spirit of operation .
OST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
OST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . No letter is . carried this list for more than four consecutive weeks . Managers throughout the niry are uiged to send in all unclaimed mail from time to time . THE LDEVII-LE NEWS Will act as a ckam g house ,. Send it to uj when -an • r ctloits to deliver it have failed . Miss Alice &amp; lhomas H- oMr . Tom , Mr . Joseph Mrs . Biily i , Mr . Tom H Jannette , Messrs . Miss L . . Mr . &amp; Allen -. Miss Blanche , Mr . F . P . Miss Blanche Miss C . Miss Luculia William d , l eter d &amp; Scarth , Mr . Billy 5 , Gertrude us . Mrs . Richard , Miss Kathleen Mrs . Mae B . e , Mr . Robert n , Mr . Herma n , Mr . John an , Mr . Morris ¦ 11 , Mr . Nat . R . s . Mr . W . J . Bob ey , Miss Katie May , Mr . Walter Patrick en , Peggy &amp; Bros . lei , Mr . Elmen len , John Kiern isn &amp; Murheny an , Mr . Frank : llier , Mr . W . F . &lt; hart is , Mrs . rooks &amp...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
PERSONALITIES In the course of . a theatrical career , artists arc sometimes called upon to double up and some ( nicer . , combinations are the result . Perhaps one of the most humorous examples of this is done in Cousin Eleanor , a clever little dramaticcomedy sketch now being presented by Mdllie Fuller &amp; Company , where Miss Maude Leone , whose principal character in the sketch is that of a Vampire also impersonates a baby , by crying in the most natural childish voice . This she does without the aid of any instrument , and \ vhile the audience does not see her , the sound- is so realistic that most persons would not believe it was the adventurous Vamp doublinc-up behind J the wings . The child s wail is so nat- • ural that even stage hands look around for a real , bona-fide live baby . Miss Leone is the ex-wife of Willard Mack , author , playwright and actor , whose latest success is . The Tiger Rose . i Something new in the social line was inaugurated at Proctor s , ...
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 21 May 1920
N . V . A . NOTES The following notice is being NSl sent this week by Secretary ^ Henry Chesterfield to all members of the N . V . A .: We are pleased to inform you that our active members are paying their dues quite promptly this year . They are all realizing they can ill afford to be behind in payment , as each paid-up member is automatically insured for $ 1 , 000 . We have been unable to reach many of our members through change of address . The only means to advise them that dues are now due and payable- is through public announcement . May 31 st will be the last day granted all members to get in good standing . The Executive Committee ruled that members now in , arrears will be given an opportunity to pay back dues , thereby giving them the advantage of the insurance plan now to fro into effect . Write in at once and ascertain your standing . A paid-up card will entitle you to all the benefits of this organization . Yours very truly , Henry Chesterfield . Secretary . r After the...
bs CLUB IN 'CINCY' FOR MEMBERS OF THE N .V .A .? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
bs CLUB IN CINCY FOR MEMBERS OF THE N .V .A .? nager Ned Hastings Negotiating for Special Privileges to Vaudeville Artists RESIDENT ENDORSES IT lecutive Official of Organization Personally Favors Proposition llrrangements are progressing in Icinnati whereby it is expected It by mid-summer , men memIs of the National Vaudeville ArIs playing either B . F . Keith s [ The Palace Theatres will be Ivileged to enjoy the benefits of le Cuvier-Press Club , one of the 1 st popular and best equipped inlutions in the Queen City of the ist . Whe scheme embraces issuance Iguest cards to men members of I N . V . A . as soon as they arrive I Cincinnati , giving them a full lek to enjoy the hospitality of B Cuvier-Press Club . The club ¦ intains one of the best cafes in I middle west at which prices ¦ rged are very low . There is m a fine pool and billiard room B many other cozy recreation ¦ lures which will serve to amuse ¦ ting artists , if the plan carries , ¦ anager Ned Hastings of Keiths the pr...
JACKSON , MICH ., STAGES UNIQUE SHOW FOR N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
JACKSON , MICH ., STAGES UNIQUE SHOW FOR N . V . A . Inmates From Penal Institution Assist in Record Matinee for Butterfield Circuit . Unique because of ; the presence of two acts from the Michigan State Penitentiary , the Orpheum , Jackson , Mich ., J . J . De Wald , manager , secured the largest gross receipts of any Butterfield theatre , participating in the benefit matinee for the N . V . A . fund , May 5 th . Incidentally De Wald won a monetary reward offered by Mr . Butterfield for the best showing made at the performance that day . Despite the short notice , Mr . De Wald started the ball rolling without delay . Through the courtesy of Warden Hulbert . of the penal institution , Frazer and Mule Brown , colored comedians and dancers and Bounding -Johnson , were permitted to give their acts . Four other extra acts , all local , voluntered their services for the cause . The boys from the penitentiary , however , took the applause honors , going better than anything on the bill wh...
A GOOD IDEA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
A GOOD IDEA From George Robinson , manager of the Brighton Theatre , Brighton Beach , comes a very good Idea and one that every manager In the country might put Into effect with good results . He suggests that files of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS should be kept In the dressing ? rooms , so that at all times there would be at least one complete file of all issues available . Thiscould be done with the filing devices such as are used in public reading rooms and libraries . Incidentally files of other publications , magazines , etc ., could also be kept on hand . A good idea , Mr . Robinson , and we trust other managers will carry It Into execution , the same as you offer to do .
HANDS ACROSS THE SEA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
HANDS ACROSS THE SEA —Photo ( c ) Kadel &amp; Herbert . The vabove picture , taken by news photographers on board the S . S . Coronia , just before she sailed for England last Saturday , May 22 , shows Glenn Condon , editor of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , saying farewell to Bert Levy , international ¦ writer-artist-entertainer and American representative of The Stage , of London , England . Mr . Levy sailed on the Coronia with his wife , for a tour of England , France and Germany . He carried with him a message of greeting from the editor of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS to Sir Oswald Stoll , the English theatrical magnate . Sydney Richardson , the London , messenger boy who recently came to New York with messages for Mayor Hylan , Leo : Feist and others , returned on the same , boat with a bundle of the current issue of THE NEWS ; which he is to deliver to certain prominent men of the London music halls . Mr . Levy s stateroom was filled to the ceiling with flow ers and other presents , and...
STAGE ACCOMMODATIONS AND COURTESIES HAVE CHANGED [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
STAGE ACCOMMODATIONS AND COURTESIES HAVE CHANGED By FRANK H . MAGUIRE Assistant Manager Proctor s , Schenectady , N . Y . Some years ago the writer , , then a newspaper man , had occasion to visit back stage in one of the old variety houses in the Capitol District , and was amazed to witness the utter disregard for the comfort of the performer exhibited by the manager of the house . The writer . has but recently become closely identified with the theatrical profession , and is now connected with one of the leading vaudeville houses of the circuit , Proctors , Schenectady . Upon assuming the duties of his new position he was agreeably surprised at the change he noticed . In the old days of the variety performer , little attention was paid to the comfort and welfare of the artist . Today everything possible is being done to add to the comfort and enjoyment of the engage- ; ment . ¦ •! For several years past , managers and those at the head of the big theatrical circuits have realized ...
THE GAME GALLED VAUDEVILLE , [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
THE GAME GALLED VAUDEVILLE , By EDDIE NELSON of Bobbe &amp; Nelson From the entertainer s standpoint and I garding Vaudeville , I The game that s always moving and nci did stand still , \ A few remarks and observations I wm \ like to make Which 1 hope will be of value for i Vaudevillidn s sake . Let us start at the beginning , and ta speak in piety Of the time when Vaudeville was ca ! •just plain Variety . An empty store or building that was gi for no fit use Was labelled a theatre , where we tempted to amuse ; The artist , then called actor , or so I legend goes , Had no complaint each day when doing i or sixteen shows . Today our big theatres are a thing to i » vel at , I And to those who made them possible i each must doff our hat ; While the brand of entertainment fom within their doors Is different from the kind we gave hi yonder in those stores . In the olden days they mainly lived « if the thing called art , And they had to be quite versatile and pi most any part . To...