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CHICAGO COMMENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
CHICAGO COMMENT Player Office By C . P . McDONALD 28-32 North 5 th Ave . NOTICE . —Friends who have contracted for space in the AnniversaryChristmas issue of THE PLAYER are requested to send immediately to Harry Rose , Chicago advertising representative , their photographs or announcements . ^ The last day for receiving advertising matter in Chicago will be Saturday , Dec . 16 . DEEGAN AN INVESTIGATOR . —D . L . Deegan , formerly connected with the Western Vaudeville Managers Association , now is operating an investigation bureau . SUMMERS PLAYS EVANSTON . —Allen Summers last week entertained at the Grand theater in Evans ton , Chicago s most exclusive suburb . He was booked by the Western Vaudeville Managers Association . BOBBY NORTH ENTERTAINS . — Bobby North entertained the numbers of the Lew Fields s American music hall last Wednesday , when he invited them to witness a performance of The Passing Parade , of which he and Cliff Gordon are owners , as presented at the Columbia the...
ANNUAL P . W . L . BAZAR WALDORF-ASTORIA , DEC . IS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
ANNUAL P . W . L . BAZAR WALDORF-ASTORIA , DEC . IS Will Be a Big Affair and Promises to Be In Every Way Successful . The annual bazar of the Professional Woman s League will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel , beginning Friday afternoon , Dec . 15 , and continuing until Saturday evening at midnight . The bazar is under the direction of Mrs . S . Ludlow Neidlinger , manager , and committees of the prominent professionals now appearing in this city , and others distinguished among arts . Mrs . Neidlinger has appointed Amelia Bingham , president of the P . W . L ., chairman of the handkerchief booth , and among other chairman are Pauline Fredericks , most popular actress ; Belle Gold , most popular actor ; Amelia Summerville , beauty ; Lillian Russel , tea room ; Mrs . Corse Payton , games and sports ; Mrs . Harry Leighton , household ; Mary Shaw , vaudeville entertainment ; Mrs . Inez Crabtree , pillow booth ; Professional Woman s League exchange booth , Alice Booth ; Mme . Beatri...
HOLD BACK CAUSES SUIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
HOLD BACK CAUSES SUIT CHICAGO , Dec . 6 . —Fred Helliott has instituted proceedings against the Hag-enbeck-Wallace Circus in an effort to secure back salary alleged to be due him . The contract between the circus management and Helliott called for a deduction of a certain amount each week from the performers salary . This was supposed to effect the continued services of Helliott throughout the _ season , the contract providing , it is said , that the total deductions be returned to Helliott at the end of the season . This , Helliott charges , the circus management refused to do , telling him that the money would be refunded to him on application at the winter headquarters of the circus in Peru , Ind . When about to board a train , Helliott alleges , his trunks were thrown from the baggage car into a vacant lot , the action ostensibly being , it is said , to delay the performer in reaching Peru . Helliott immediately came to Chicago and started suit for the recovery of the amount due...
BIG INDOOR CIRCUS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
BIG INDOOR CIRCUS CANTON , O ., Dec . 4 . —The Moose Circus at the Auditorium last week was a huge success . It was originated and directed by W . A . Hoberdier , manager of the Lyric Amusement Co ., and was for the benefit of the local Moose lodge , who will reap a large profit on the week . The newspapers gave great praise to Mr . Hoberdier for the excellent entertainment provided . Among the _ performers appearing were : The Siegrist Family ; Alexander Seabert Family ; Reno McCreai Family ; Prof . Schlitz and his mule ; the Corrella Troupe ; Burns , Brown &amp; Burns ; Imperial Troupe of Japanese ; Freeman s Clown Goats ; Kalvin Bros . ; Taylor Roman Statuary ; Geo . Melzer ; Zermel ; Prof . Clark s Dogs and Ponies ; Rhinehart s Triangle Athletes ; Marriott Twins &amp; Co . ; and Hill &amp; Flournoys Wild West . Doc . Keene and Billy Milligan headed a long list of clowns . Three matinees were given during the week .
INDICATES EARLY OPENING [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
INDICATES EARLY OPENING Artists engaged for the Sell-Floto show have been called to report for rehearsal in Denver , March . 1 . . This indicates an early start for the TwoBit show . Likely it will go west and compete with Miller Bros . &amp; Arlington s 101 Ranch Wild West for Pacific Coast patronage . The ranch show is in winter quarters at Venice , a suburban resort near Los Angeles , where it will give Sunday shows all winter and take to the rails in early spring . George Degnon , excursion agent , and George Arlington , business manager of the 101 Show leave New York for Los AngeTe s * the day after Christmas .
DEATH FOR DUTY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
DEATH FOR DUTY LONDON , Eng ., Dec . 4 . —That the taking of moving pictures is attended by many dangers is proven by late reports from the big firms engaged in this line of work . The manager of a French house has reported that in taking pictures in Africa , recently , three buffaloes charged on the hunter and picture operator and gored the latter to death and seriously injured the former . The operators of the Bioscope firm lately engaged in an elephant hunt in order to take pictures . A bull charged on the camera and was killed within ten yards of the camera .
CIRCUS MAN'S STOCK GO'S . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
CIRCUS MANS STOCK GOS . Joe Rosenthal , who has been general contractor for 101 Ranch Wild West , is concerned with Phil Fisher in stock and one night burlesque companies , which open at the Gaiety , Albany , and then play a fortnight of one and two night stands in that part of New York . Kennedy &amp; Bryant are putting on the shows .
THE MOVIES ADVERTISE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
THE MOVIES ADVERTISE CLEVELAND , O ., Dec . 5 . —One of the Sunday newspapers of this city carries a whole page devoted to photo-plays and players , giving interesting news of new films , etc . To show that it is appreciated over thirty moving-picture houses carry advertisements in the same edition . The managers claim that this advertising is profitable .
NEW CARNIVAL SHOWS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NEW CARNIVAL SHOWS CHICAGO , 111 ., Dec . 4 . —The Inter-State Fairs &amp; Carnival Booking Corporation has been organized in this city with a capital of $ 25 , 000 . Marcellus W . Meek , a former Chicago attorney is at the head of the new company and has interested a number of capitalists . Booking will be done for fairs , carnivals and other outdoor amusement enterprises . The corporation will also operate its own carnival company , playing the Middle West .
DEATH OF "LORD" SANGER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
DEATH OF LORD SANGER LONDON , Dec . 4 . — Lord George Sanger , the well known circus proprietor of England , was murdered by an insane man on Nov . 28 . Sanger was one of the best known showmen of England , having been connected with the circus business for many years . In 1874 he sold out to P . T . Barnum , but shortly after resumed business . He was not a real Lord , that being an assumed title used for advertising purposes . His murderer was Herbert Cooper , a former employe of Sanger , having been employed on his farm . Two days after the murder the headless body of the murderer was found on a railroad track near the scene of the crime , he evidently having committed suicideby jumping in front of a train .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
FAMOUS AERONAUT DEAD SAN FRANCISCO , Dec . 1 . —August Buisley , the last of a family of seven famous circus people , died last week at the French Hospital in this city . His death marks the closing of an adventurous career . He was sixty-four years of age and was the only one of his family to die a natural death , the other members , having died tragic deaths in following their profession of circus performers . Buisley will be remembered as a daring aeronaut who was a pioneer in making balloon ascensions . He and his family were for a long time the star attraction at old Woodward s Gardens . Death was due to heart failure . His wife died only last April . The remains were buried from the Notre Dame Catholic church in this city .
PLAYERS NEAR THE PACIFIC [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
PLAYERS NEAR THE PACIFIC Here are shown a group of friends who Keep THE PLAYER Postedr J he i ^ r A *^ graphed while grouped near the stage door of the Rose theater , Everett , Wash Jack Hamilton operated the camera , and here is the roster of the company reading IromJeftton ^ htHo ^ se electrician , Mrs . Cluster , Chas . Goldthorp , stage manager ; Miss Barnes the d ™ W TWftI Hamilton ; Chas . Chester , the musical director ; Barns &amp; Farr , Geo . Smalley , Sherman H . Thompson , and the Diamond Sisters .
What Everybody Knows [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
What Everybody Knows There are more than fifty thousand men , women and children in the United States of America engaged in the theatrical profession . Some of them are working for art s sake—more of them are working for bread and meat s sake . In many a home each night a mother , a wife , a sister , watch the dying embers , wondering whether the fantasies of fate are getting it over for their loved ones . Life is a cold storage of insecurables—unattainables—yet each one in his turn believes in the day when he can sell some of the frozen stuff . More than one hundred millions of dollars is in vested in the United States of America in theatrical enterprises . The manager is looking always , always looking for some one who can get it over —each is indispensable to the other . Is there not enough brains , fairness , square deal , fair play , milk of human kindness in each to recognise his brother ? VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION : Strength to your organization for life is m...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
ffhcfflaiiar Published every Friday by the White Rats of America Pub . Co ., Inc . President , - Junie McCree Sec-Treat .. - W . W . Waten AT 1553 BROADWAY Telephones 4635-4636 and 730 Bryant OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE WHITE RATS ACTORS UNION OF AMERICA c Founded June 1 st , 1900 1 i By GEORGE FULLER GOLDEN J ,. t AND THE ^ ASSOCIATED ACTRESSES OF AMERICA J &gt; • Affiliated With the American Federation of Labor . Walter K . Hill , Editor and Manager All Checks , Drafts , Postal Orders or Express Orders accompanying advertisements or subscriptions should be made payable to the White Rats of America Publishing Co ., Inc . THE PLAYER IS FULLY RETURNABLE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS . SUBSCRIPTION RATES Quarterly $ - °° Annual .... •••• 400 Canada 50 ° Foreign 5 - 50 Single Copy 10 cents The Player will be postpaid to a weekly changed address , if desired , at above rates . vol . v December 8 , 1911 No . 1
vn Little Press Agent —But Be a Real Press Agent [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
vn Little Press Agent —But Be a Real Press Agent A recent issue of Collier s has a most interesting article on the press agent . The writer calls attention to the fact that the practice of procuring free publicity in the newspapers , originated by the good-natured class of amusement men who delight to have themselves called liars , has spread to all walks of life . There are press agents in every department of commercial life these days , is the statement which will at once be seen to be founded in fact—and moreover , the press agents who get best results these days are no longer connected with the theatrical business . The discussion of this calling of the press agent suggests a little lesson to the individual members of the profession , and more especially to those individuals who travel the vaudeville circuits where so much depends upon the efforts they put forth as individuals and where there is no company organization to help them . ° Can it be denied that press agentry is the ...