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Page Sammy Watson [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
Page Sammy Watson From a performer in England comes an inquiry as to the whereabouts of Sammy Watson , of Barnyard Circus fame . An important communication for him Is held at the office of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . If Sammy or any of his friends see this we will appreciate hearing from them .
I OUCH ! IT MUST BE RU-MA-T 1 CKS ! | [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
I OUCH ! IT MUST BE RU-MA-T 1 CKS ! | By W . DAYTON WEGEFARTH ( Copyrighted ) Rheumatism seems to be The strangest ill of life to -me , And surely noting else can claim , By any other subtle name , As many pains of different kind To vex the body and the mind . No other pain has t ever been In agony to it akin , And nothing else that life endures Has half so many certain cures , . From salves and oils and peppermint , To leeches , splints and bandage lint . And yet its strange that science knows Not whence it comes nor where it goes ; But still we gulp empiric pills . To ease our twitching , twinging ills , And -try each welcome surcease new , As suffering folk are wont to &lt; do . They starve us now , and feed us then , ¦ Prescribe for us with active pen ; They blister us when they re in doubt , Or . failing , try to freeze it out ; The treatment is quite obvious—They re merely practicing on us J Rheumtic folk should unionise . And all their torments standardises A Board ne...
PUBLICITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
PUBLICITY W . D . Wegefarth , manager of } .: F . Keith s Theatre ,- Syracuse , is a fereat believer in new and novel advertising methods . Just recently he adorned al the billboards around Syracuse with 8-sheets , advising the folks to take Keith s Spring Tonic , better than sulphur and molasses . Then one day came the following letter , which convinced him that he could not leave too much to the imagination : DEAR SIRS : i saw your advertisement on the fence of Keiths Spring Tonic better than sulphur and molasses and i went to the drug store and they all sold out and they sent me to your Theatre . I went there and lots of people was buying at the Box offis but i dont want to buy a box i want to buy a Bottle of the tonic as i dont like to take that sulphur nor molasses—now please put it on your advertisements where i can buy a bottle of it as i always was used to &gt; drink from a bottle . since i was young as i dont like medicine what comes in a box and oblige . WBC . The ...
By FRANCIS P . O'NEILL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
By FRANCIS P . ONEILL Olympia Theatre , Lyiln , Mass . In week before last s issue of THE VAUDEVIILE NEWS , I confined my article to the possibilities of forming a Vaudeville Press Agents Club , and outlined my purpose to call a meeting and form such an organization , whose objects will be to bring press agents in closer touch with one another , to exchange ideas and to do all in the ; r power to secure the best of publicity in the various newspapers of the country for vaudeville artists . Already I have received several communications from different sections of the rountry and I feel confident that such a club can be made a reality . T am nnrticnlarlv . fortunate in having THE VAUOEVITLE NEWS to assist me in the forming- of such a _ club by p ^ vn ? : the nroposed club publicity through i *&lt;* columns , so that every press agent will - see it . Mv arrangement and nlans now are to - call a rrx » pHtig in New York . Oty . * noss : Mv at the N . V . A . Hub aho » t Julv 1 st...
APERONS ARTISTS ON INTERESTING JOURNEYS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
APERONS ARTISTS ON INTERESTING JOURNEYS Jnder the heading , A New Prosion , the Cincinnati Post re- , tly published on its editorial ? e an article concerning Jack binson , assistant manager and ge director at the Palace , Cinnati , together with the accomlying illustrations . The article lows : new profession has been created by i Robinson . It is so new there is no ie for it . Until some one gives it a er name , Jack Robinson s profession il be known as entertainer of actors . ictors , especially comedians , are a sad generally , what with being lonely and ndless in a strange city . Jack Robins business is to show em a good time make them feel at home , ack Robinson ? Almost every shopper iws him by sight . He used to be floor lager in a department store at Seventh Race streets . REMEMBER HIM Now ? : obinson is the distinguished-looking baldded man with white mustache who told ppers in what aisle the corsets were where the dress goods was . He comided a regiment of saleswomen . f ...
TIPS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
TIPS From R . H . Beattie , Palace , Cinnnati : It would not be a bad idea for lists to check up their press eets from time to time with the ess department , to verify the nning time on acts and also the ops and setting . The shows at is particular theatre run close schedule in order to handle e crowds and in a great many ses where an act is running conierably over the time on their ess sheet they will use the ariment that the press sheet is old one and not correct . On e question of props , sometimes great many props have been ought in from outside firms and 1 arrival the acts will say they not want to use them , and that e press sheet is wrong . This atter could easily be rectified by Peking up a few times during e season and seeing that your £ ss sheet is kept up to date . • Going to make the Orpheum CirJt this season ? ¦ then by all means take along e golf bag . and the bathing suit—- &gt; u will have two weeks . on San r ancisco bay , playing San . Franco and Oakland , ...
PROMPT WORK OF STAGE CREW AVERTS DISASTER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
PROMPT WORK OF STAGE CREW AVERTS DISASTER Friday evening , shortly after the performance , had started at Proctor s Fifth Avenue Theatre one of the atttaches reported that •he smelled smoke , somewhere near the stage entrance . Mr . Quaid , . the manager , summoned the stage crew , and a search was made of all the buildings on the Twentyeighth Street side of the theatre , and the boys then responded with their axes and fire , fighting apparatus . Eddie ¦ Corrigan the stage manager , in company with the house fireman , smashed in the front door , and the discovery was made that the top floor was a roaring furnace : By this . time every window on that side of the theatre was closed , and the shades drawn . •Several , hours later , when the entire program had been . played , arid the audience poured into Twenty-eighth Street , they were surprised to find the street filled with engines , and the finishing touches being put to a blaze that if it had not been nipped in the bud by the prom...
" SMILE " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
SMILE By WILLIAM H . QUAID Mgr . Proctors Fifth Ave . Theatre I dont think its a half bad idea to lay a little . emphasis on the word smile when wa are going over in our minds the factors most important for success around a theatre . If a manager can meet the most vexatious and annoying situation around a theatre with a good , honest smile , it wont be long before the ushers get the habit , and the musicians and the stage hands will feel the contagion too . Our guests back stage certainly ought to get our / best smiles on opening mornings , for if we can start theni off good , the audiences smile supply is made a lot surer . And many a battle back stage has been won by a smile , when on the other hand some boy or girl with the memory of last nights upper . berth still : fresh in their , minds , walked in the stage door wearing a frown , saw nothing but cross looks on every face , and promptly decided that the . battle was on . I don t think it will be regarded as an out and out thef...
THE HARLEM OPERA HOTEL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
THE HARLEM OPERA HOTEL Up m Harlem * on 125 th Street , there is a theatre , that Is more than a theatre . It is a hotel , a hotel unique because there Is a genial feeling of good fellowship noticeable the moment one enters the house . . In this Theatre-Hotel , the ¦ dressing rooms have just been re-decorated ; fresh paint and an odor of cleanliness Is In the air . There is a matron In attendance who will fix a button , sew arip , or cook you a cup of coffee and make you a sandwich —even massage your weary head If you are muddled . I say It s : the real thing in theatres , a real idea—it s a boomerang , because the manager , Mr . Sot Levoy , has struck the right Idea In : making this Theatre-Hotel a spot where geniality Is the keynote , which we all know breeds content thereby sending out to the public a genial , contented artist who , under these conditions , gives a better performance . The Idea Is great , Mr . Levoy , and It Is not an experiment ; it is a success—a success In a s...
YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
YOU TELL EM E . Harry Adler , playing the Palace , Chicago , this week , sends in the following : May , I . offer best wishes for . the future . success of a most . interesting , paper which I look forward to every , week . Words fail me i so , You tell em , Dentist , . 1 haven t . the Nerve . . You tell em , Casket , Im Coffin . . You tellem ,. Bottle ,. Ill Stopper . You tell em , Drummer , Ill Beat it . • .. ; Next !
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS By AL GROSSMAN N . V . A . SCORES VICTORY ! Although a morning game was scheduled for the N . V . A . team Saturday , May 22 , it was called off due to the wet condition of the grounds . The N . V . A . team made up for the time wasted by defeating the Keystone Rubber Tire Company by a score of 6 to 5 , in a fast extra inning contest . The Score : N . V . A . KEYSTONE ab r h e ab r h e Singer . cf 3 2 1 OSlocumb . c . 4 0 11 Floyd Mack . c 5 11 0 M . Eddy , 3 b .. 5 0 10 E . Stanton . p .. 4 0 3 1 Nuheiser . rf . 5 12 0 Sam . Smith . ss 4 12 0 Fouvy , 2 b ... 5 0 10 Wakefield , 3 b . 5 13 0 Powers . lb .. 5 14 2 Gobrecht , lf .. 5 11 0 Fairlie . ss ... 5 0 0 0 L . Smith . lb .. 4 0 0 0 Ritchie . lf ... 4110 Chester , rf-2 b . 4 0 0 1 Brown , cf ... 5 10 0 Goldberg , 2 b .. 2 0 0 0 Must . p 4 111 Butternut . rf . 2 0 0 0 Totals .... 38 6 112 Totals ... 42 5 114 N . V . A 2 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 1—6 Keystone Tire Co . 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0—5 Three Base Hits—Nuhei...
PRESS CLUB IN ' DINGY' FOR MEMBERS OF THE N . V . A . ? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
PRESS CLUB IN DINGY FOR MEMBERS OF THE N . V . A . ? ( Continued from Page Om ) The encouraging reply of Mr . Garretson makes it possible to predict that to all practical extents and purposes the men members of the N . V . A . will have a real club house- in Cincinnati . The CuvierPress Club has a membership of something over 1 , 000 , including prominent business and professional men , judges , city officials and leading newspaper men of the city . Thus , if the plan goes through , the members of the N . V . A . will not alone be offered the privileges of one of the best clubs in Cincinnati , but they will be assured of congenial companionship at the club whenever they happen to drop in . A further advantage to theatrical people lies in the custom of . the Cuvier-Press Clubs keeping open until 4 A . M . to accommodate all its members , but particularly newspaper men , who work late on morning newspapers and who like to drop in at the club for an hour or two after work . Thus it wil...
WELL KNOWN DOG ACTOR [ WRITES TO THE EDITO " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
WELL KNOWN DOG ACTOR [ WRITES TO THE EDITO New York , N . Y ., May 24 . fi DEAR EDITOR : Ha Just a few lines to let you know wM I m doing this season . No , Im not in i- : new sketch with Claud &amp; Fannie , and Kj my heart I m a little sorry . I onl y s ; B this to myself because they would both H 3 miserable if . they knew it . Its called tKj Bide a Wee Home , as a little monumepB to me , although I m not a dead one byjvj long shot . Im a darling , if you kncfes what that word means . Its what I | J mostly called , and I rather like it , tiKs especially when Fannie calls it . Its inEg sort of a wop dialect , and sometimes I catH hear it because the stuffms is abatS squeezed out of me . I ve got a . new j | j ] since I m not acting . I m appointed cKS guardian of the dressing room ; theres notgg ing to steal , but I m guardian anyway , wis out a care in the world . I lie on my pjH low listening to different performers afl managers asking for me . Its very kind TO them , an...
OUT OF THE PIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
OUT OF THE PIT Miss Sadie M . Rogers , whose home is in Milford , Mass ., and who has been orchestra leader in the Nipmunk Park Theatre , near MilI ford , each summer for the past eight years , permanently left the Family Theatre , Rochester , N . Y ., where she has been employed for the past four years as pianist , on Sunday , May 16 . The members of the Fields Musical Comedy stock company , as well as all the house employees , gave her a farewell party on the stage Thursday evening , May 13 . Miss Rogers was presented with a handsome bar pin , every member of the company and house staff contributing . She has moved to New York to take up the work of a professional accompanist .
ADVANTAGES OF BEIN 6 A MEMBER OF THE N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
ADVANTAGES OF BEIN 6 A MEMBER OF THE N . V . A . A performer pays $ 10 a year . That is 2 2 / 3 cents a day . It less than 20 cents a week . For this you have your own cli house . Your own home . Your own office . You have the use of every d partment of the club house . You can eat there . You can slei there . You can play there . It is also your office . You your writing there . You receive your mail there . The club looks after your . corr spondence . Keeps it for you &lt; forwards it to you , wherever yl may be . You take your business trouble to the officers of the club . There men represent you and s &lt; that you get a square deal . All your troubles with manage 1 or artists can be straightened &lt; there . The club looks after you final cially when necessary . You are taken care of when y ( are sick . And when you die a paid-up ca is good for $ 1 , 000 . 00 in life ins « ance , which the club carries you . And all this for 20 cents a we &lt; Th...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
IAUOfiipNEws -d exclusively to Vaudeville _— , i those connected with same . jHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK ACE THEATRE BUILDING i Broadway , New York City I CONDON .... .. Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION slews is distributed free to artgnagers , theatre employees and ers connected with Vaudeville United States and Canada . . If d It Impossible to obtain your -trough the theatres , write us will place your name on a seplailing list . Artists who do not pies available each week In the s they play are urged to notify Ing name of theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING dvertlsing of any kind will be d for publication In The News . HE VAUDEVILLE NEWS ot assume responsibility for In- . il contributions appearing in ; olumns , nor should statements Ing in same necessarily be taken policy of this paper or Its sponContrlbutions of Interest to the rille world are solicited , but the ime and address of the corrent should be appended . The will be withheld from publlcarequest is made .
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by TteJttaarvDgpst PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , INC . Distributed by Pathe Hows this waiter ? You ve charged me two dollars and a half for a planked steak ! Sorry , sir , but lumber s gone up again . —Home ¦! Sector . Congressman says the whole world is laughing atthe United States . Let em laugh and grow fat and we won t need to send- em so much food . —Dayton ( O . ) News . Lot of rum -hounds are strongly opposed to the-presidential candidacy of Governor Edward I . Edwards . They want to make him king . —Arkansas Gazette . One of our girlfriends fell and broke her patella . We didn t even know they were , ¦ wearing them . —Grand Rapids Press . I just bought a Ford . I got a Rolls-Royce . Thats a good car , too , isnt it ? •—Bystander , •London . Therell be-a presidential election in Mexico shortly , and the undertakers are preparing for it . Greenville ( S . C ) , Piedmont . Yes , said a woman , housecleaning time is here and I hate itl It dirties everythi...
[DITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
[DITORIAL THE SMALL TIMER ne small timers have been on mall time all their lives and rs will be . Thats because they n a rut . They begin to feel there isn t anything better in for them . They forget that udeville lies more opportunity dvancement than in any other ssion in the world . They lose of the fact that every big was once a small timer . Did it the big time by . complaining aying down on the job ? Not our life ! He kept everlastat it , he worked hard and he oyed both his native ability lis material . He kept up with imes . He studied the psychplof audiences and finally he hit ie thing they wanted , and he it to them . If you can give &gt; ig time audiences what they in entertainment , nobody in vide world can keep you away the big time . No one is more ms to see the small time acts uate to the big time than the time manager himself . And ; forget that the manager has ; ood an idea about what is d for the big tirne as anybodynot more so . That s his •ess . You may be ...