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VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES No . 6—MABEL BERRA We have with us today the sweetvoiced Mabel Berra . I shot this snapshot near the stage door of Shea s Theatre , Toronto , In the year oh , well , look at the style of her coat and skirt and judge the date for yourself . - I want to testify that Miss Berra s charm of manner and her sweetness of disposition made her one of the most popular members of a bill that stuck together for many weeks and enjoyed many pleasant reunions . I recall one evening when Horace Golden , the magician , produced rabbits , pigeons and every other imaginable thing from the pockets of Mabels rather spacious coat and skirt which she wears in the snapshot , but Mabel was not satisfied and defied the resourceful Horace to produce a tiger or an elephant from under her hat .
A FAMOUS FAMILY THAT IS NOW ONE HUNDRED PERCENT N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
A FAMOUS FAMILY THAT IS NOW ONE HUNDRED PERCENT N . V . A . Of course you don t need to be told that the above array is the Foy Family . Eddie himself has been an enthusiastic N . V . A . for a long time , but not until recently did the other members of the distinguished family become members . Julia Rooney , of Clinton &amp; Rooney , gets the credit for having procured the applications , and they gave her considerable of a boost in her race for a Life Membership to which she will be entitled as soon as she turns in a total of forty applications . Miss Rooney says she deplores the fact that there are so few Eddie Foys and Sam Mortons in vaudeville .
MORNING'S MAIL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
MORNINGS MAIL SALT LAKE CITY , UTAH . — Permit me to introduce Mr . Theodore Whitaker , doorman extraordinary of the Orpheuni ih / Sah &gt; Lake City . Teddy s middle name is enterprise . Just inside the stage door , he has a room , where he does tailoring , cleaning and pressing . He is secretary for two organizations and agent for a well known typewriter , in addition to this , in the outskirts of the town , he runs a 20 acre farm , a wife and four kids . ( That- is ; he says the wife and kiddies are run by him . I didn t have the time to learn their side of the story . ) -He keeps a Complete file of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . JOHN CONNERY .
FIRST BENEFICIARY OF NEW B . F . KEITH INSURANCE PLAN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
FIRST BENEFICIARY OF NEW B . F . KEITH INSURANCE PLAN Prompted by the great good that is being done as a result of the $ 1 ,- 000 insurance on the life of each member of the N . V . A ., the B . F . Keith organization recently took out group insurance for all of its employe s , including everyone in the theatres and the general office , from scrubwomen to general manager . The first beneficiary was Mrs . John Purcell , _ of Jersey City , whose husband died last week after serving for two and one-half years as doorman at B . F ; Keith s Jersey City Theatre . Mrs . Purcell received $ 700 life insurance . The insurance on each employee ranges from $ 500 to $ 1 , 000 , according to length of service .
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
PERSONALITIES Pat Liddy , manager of . the Plaza Theatre in Charleston , W . Va ., is proud of the fact that his theatre is attended by the state officials weekly . And . he is particularly proud as the result of a special invitation received by every artist who played his theatre on March 4 th last to attend the . Inaugural Ball of the new Governor , Hon . E . F . Morgan . The following artists will not soon forget the hospitality shown them by the thoughtful and appreciative Governor : Lavine &amp; Walters , Helen Pingree , Leo Dwyer , Frank Stafford , Marie Stone , George and Jules Rieff , Anita Arliss , Curtis Vance , Arthur Aeton , Edward Manley , Arthur Bo nger , J . R . Raymond , and Mr . and Mrs . A . Sullivan . Sam Leibert and Marie Meyer of the well known playlet , The End Of The World , were married in Syracuse this month . Kane &amp; Herman , Chas . Leonard Fletcher , Bert Fokert and many others attended the ceremony . Manager W . D . Wegefarth , of B . F...
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE JESS LIBONATI I want to give thanks to those responsible for making possible an N . V . A . baseball team . Baseball is wonderful for building up men . When I am in New York and there is a game scheduled I would rather lose a week s wage than miss a chance to help the boys win a game . I know for a fact that the boys on the team appreciate fahat Secretary Henry Chesterfield has done . We all feel that we are part of the big movement to help better conditions . I believe that being an N . V . A . is worth a thousand times the fee they charge for the privilege . 1 certainly have gotten more than that value out of my membership . AUDRE EVANS I haven t been in vaudeville long enough to be an authority on the improved conditions , but from all that my partner Jed Dooley has told me about the things he experienced when he first started his career sixteen , years ago , I know conditions are better today . I have lived at the N . V . A . for ...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Hail is listed here only sfter every effort has been made to deliver same by theatres , booking offices and the N . V . A . No letter is listed more than once and will be held . four weeks after publication and then sent to the Dead Letter Office at Washington . DO NOT WRITE THE N . V . A . FOR MAIL LISTED IN THIS DEPARTMENT . ADDRESS THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 BROADWAY , NEW YORK CITY . Enclose self-addressed and stamped envelope . Adams , Mr . Chas . Afning , Miss Madge Alexandria Alexander , Miss Reggie Allen , Mrs . Clara ( c / o Mrs . Jenkins ) Almond , Mrs . Tom Anderson &amp; Yvel Barneby , Mrs . Marion Barrett , Mr . Arthur Beck , Mr . William Belmonts , Three Bemley , Mr . Harry Clay Bender , Mr . Harry Bernard , Felix Blair , Mr . W . W . Boila , Mr . N . Bolton , Mr . Nate C . ( The Chapins ) Brady , Miss Eva Brown , Mr . E . A . Brown , Mr . Harris Harper Brown , Williams &amp; Lee Cantwell , Mr . Johnny Carleton , Mr . Ben Carney , M...
CHICA'G O [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
CHICAG O By HARRY EARL _ CHICAGO , ILL ., March 19 . : Irving Ackerman , of Ackerman &amp; Harris , paid this city a smiling visit last week . „ ¦ Loew s Vaudeville has moved from the Garrick Theatre in St . Louis to he King s Theatre . ? -r The following acts will soon appear in the Loew Theatres to the wast : Sherlock Sisters &amp; Clinton , fusses Toy Terriers , -Melville &amp; Stetson Jrs :, Robert E . OConnor &amp; Co ., and Mory , Senna &amp; Dean . Construction work on the •new state -Theatre in St . Louis has been started It will be a 3 , 500 seat house an d cost , including ground , $ 2 , 500 , 000 . Frank Ward informs us that he has insured his -fingers for $ 50 , 000 . Paderewski and Fritz Krieslers fingers are insured also . The annual benefit for the American Theatrical Hospital , will take place Sunday , May 29 th , at the Colonial Theatre . Aaron J . Jones has been appointed General Chairman for the affair , and the direction of...
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS Dudley Fisher , Jr ., the popular artist of the Dispatch . Santos and Hayes appreciated this publicity . Jack Joyce * who won all hearts at the Monday matinee , was forced to leave the bill and repair , to a hospital / where he isnursing a very sore throat . COLUMBUS , O ., March . 18 . Th Santos and Hayes Revue proved to be all that was claimed of it . When Buster and Jacque were here last yearthey purchased $ 600 worth of silks in local stores which was used : in their costumes , stage drapes , etc . —making it possible to get some rather unsual local publicity , Harry ; Keyes , the Scripps-McRae cartoonist , made a stunning group of cartoons which was given a ^ three-column-. space and a two-column cartoon was made by
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR By AL FOX PHILADELPHIA , PA ., March IS . Claudia Coleman , the well known delineator of feminine types , and her mother passed through-Phila-delphia last Sunday . Stanley &amp; Lea , banjo experts , werehere last week . Stuart , the male Patti , is again preparing for vaudeville . _ He will have a pretentious act , with special scenery , chorus , etc . Masters &amp; Kraft , with their beau-, tiful new dance revue , were a big hit-at Keith s Chestnut Street Theatre last week . They have staged their present vehicle so beautifully that only a cynical mind could not appreciate the efforts of these two clever boys . and their company . Saw Marcus Loew . in Cleveland recently . I can understand-fully why he has been so successful . He is a born mixer - and executive ; with a heart of gold . One of the most , enthusiastic supporters of the N . ; V .-A . is Harry TV Jordan , manager of B . F . Keiths Theatre here ; He is . a : great booster for the ...
D . F . KEITH SOUTHERN TIME [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
D . F . KEITH SOUTHERN TIME ByLONEY HASKELL ROANOKE , VA ., March 18 . Norfolk usually splits with Richmond . You leave Richmond for Norfolk at 9 a . m ., on the R . N . &amp; W . R . R ., and arrive in Norfolk at 11 : 55 a . m . The fare is $ 3 . 30 .. The Academy Theatre in Norfolk is but a short walk from the depot . It is a strange thing that the South has been looking at blackface acts ever since the Civil War , yet to-day they go greater than ever . The Norfolk audiences , especially ., the gallery , eat up that brand of comedy . The crew at the . Academy arc very courteous and do everything possible to make the engagement a dandy . The prop room here is a curio palace . Everything from a toothpick to a freight car is stored in that room . •Mr . J . S . - Elburg , the manager , is a type of courteous southern gentleman who watches his shows carefully . ; The house caters mostly to the sea-goin chaps of Norfolk . : The city has an abundance of hotels at all kinds , of p...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
CANADA MONTREAL—ARGYLE APARTMENTS , 96 Mansfield St . ( next to Loew s Theatre ) . Single , $ 10 to $ 14 per week ; double , $ 16 to $ 26 per week . For the profession only . COLORADO DENVER—STANDISH HOTEL , California , , at 16 th St . Catering to the profession . Rates reasonable . GEORGIA ATLANTA—HOTEL CECIL , Luckie St ., near Peachtree . Single , $ 2 to $ 3 ; double , $ 3 to $ 5 . Every room with bath . ILLINOIS . BLOOMINGTON — HAMILTON HOTEL , 310 E . Front St . Single , $ 1 . 25 ; doiible . $ 2 . MAINE PORTLAND — HOTEL BRUNSWICK . When playing Keith s , Portland , Me ., stop at the Brunswick . Eur ., $ 1 a day up ; American , $ 2 . 50 a day up . MARYLAND BALTIMORE—HOTEL KERNAN ( N . V . A . Home ) . Present paid-up N . V . A . card and get 10 per cent , discount on room bill and dining room charges . . MISSOURI KANSAS CITY—HOTEL BALTIMORE . Baltimore Avenue and 12 th St . Single , $ 2 . 50 up ; double , $ 4 up . Convenient to all vaudeville houses . NEW YORK SCHENECTADY—THE F...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
[ THE VAUDEVILLE . NEWS GUARANTEED HOTEL &amp; RESTAURANT DIRECTORY | Hotels and restaurants listed herewith are recommended in each 0 instance by the local theatre manager . Artists are urged to report 0 any inattention , failure to live up to advertised rates or lack of |
WIMMTN ~^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
WIMMTN ~^ By Y . Y . Y . The lady in the act of Stevens &amp; Brunelle wore a most becoming gown of light green georgette will , a dark green sash and a hat of the same color , trimmed with a Bird of Paradise . Good songs and a splendid personality . Ona Munson is a beautiful ami talented girU She radiates youth She wears many pretty costumes ! The most attractive one she displayed when she went on at the Club was of Harding . blue , knee length , draped over a gold cloth skirt with blue iridescent trimming , blue slippers and hose . Ona s male sextette furnishes great support . Great idea . Miss Challis , of Challis &amp; Lambert , does nothing better than her impersonation of Irene Franklin . She wears some stunning . clothes . One is a silver cloth gown , with black lace and iridescent overskirt . The bodice and hat are of Rhinestones . Very , very pretty . Saw our own Bird Millman—N . V . A . booster on the Ringling Brothers show—at the Ziegfeld roof the other ni...
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A'S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 March 1921
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . AS JUNE LOHSE The parents of this husky youngster , who was two months old when the above picture was taken , are Mr . and Mrs . Ralph Lohse ( Lohse « . Sterling ) . June was born In Houston , Texas . The above picture , we are . reliably Informed , was posed especially for this paper . This being true , we must observethat June certainly seems bored . That s because she Isnt old enough to READ the VAUDEVILLE NEWS . ,... y .,,.. :::. ,. .:..:-.. :