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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
T HEVA ^ P ^ N EWS Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH Y WEEK 1562 Broadway , New York City GLENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News Is distributed free to artists , managers , theatre employees and all others connected with Vaudeville In the United States , Canada and throughout the world . If you find It Impossible to obtain your copy through the theatres , write us and we will place your name on a separate mailing list . Artists who do not find copies available each week in the theatres they 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 will be paid t...
VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
VAUDEVILLE MEMORIES By BERT LEVY It is sad to think that my old friend , Ben Welch , will never see this little souvenir of a very happy week we spent together at Doc Breed s old hangout at Brighton Beach . Ben s affliction has touched the hearts of everyone in vaudeville , and the only thing we can do is to silently pray that his sight will be restored . Meanwhile , he is making a gallant fight and the odds are In his favor . There has never been a more genial Hebrew comedian than Ben , for he has the rare gift of caricaturing his race without giving the least offence . The secret of his success Is that he allows his kindly personal nature to shine through his stage work . Ben Welch never pulled a gag in his act that brought the blush of shame to his fellow-Jews . Ben—God grant that your sight will return so you can see the smiles of your friends .
EDITORIAL | [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
EDITORIAL | OUR BIRTHDAY We are one year old today . The first issue of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS came out on April 16 , 1920 . Copies of the issue were distributed at the annual dinner of ; the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association , held on that date . It was at this dinner that the managers voted unanimously in favor of a nation-wide annual testimonial , matinee performance for the crear tion and maintenance of an N . V . A . Insurance Fund . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , made its bow without any flourish of trumpets . In its first year it has ,, lived up to all of its promises . _ It has convinced the most skeptical that it has nothing up its sleeve . : It has carefully refrained from entering into competition with the regular established trade papers . It has printed nothing that in any reflected way upon the character or . standing of any member of the profession . Its columns have been free from scandal . It has published only matters of interest to vaudeville . Everything of importan...
AROUND THE CLUB X [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
AROUND THE CLUB X By MAJOR DOYLE The popular sun parlor of the Club is gaining in popularity every day . The trequenters of those sott and comfortable divans in this particular corner hold tete-a-tetes iroin the early hours of the monnng until the following a . m . Many reputations are made and broken in this corner . Boosts for the deserving and knocks for the bad boys are in season . Much of the conversation recently has been about dear old Barney Ferguson , who just turned sweet 68 . barney has announced to the boys that he is putting together his new act . He told the gathering one evening , last week of his plans . He shows them all how Bumps and Nip-Ups should be done . Tony Williams with his new Irish Green overcoat enters the sanctuary of goodfellows . Tony and Corinne are to leave our midst soon for the shores of New England . To hear Tony argue on different questions of the day including politics and current events is a treat . He never minces his words and gets to a point...
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS When everything else fails , try changing your act . A good ad . Having your name appear in the route lists every week . Dead Issues : Agitation , Worry and . Strife . Efficiency is a man who can eat with a knife without cutting himself . StMlltlMlltflijlMHllHiniMiMiflilliMlMlNlMtllltlfMJ 1 ! -
LOUISE FRANCES SUFFERS AN ACCIDENT AT DETROIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
LOUISE FRANCES SUFFERS AN ACCIDENT AT DETROIT The N . V . A . has been apprised of an unfortunate accident that befell Miss Louise Frances , one of our- most charming and delightful members , at Detroit , Mich . She left here five weeks ago to accept the position of ingenue in a musical stock company at the National Theatre , Detroit . Upon arriving in that • city , she went directly to the ¦ . theatre . She asked someone to direct her to the stage door of the National . When she reached the place that had been pointed out to her it : was dark inside and she stepped in , but was immediately precipitated into an elevator shaft .. It proved to be the rear end of a jewelry store near the theatre . She laid there for some time before being found . She was later removed to a hospital where the best of treatment is being accorded her . The management of : the theatre has called on her , and the Masonic fraternity of Detroit is helping . The N . V . A . has notified her that it will assist...
MORNING'S MAIL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
MORNINGS MAIL LOS ANGELES , CAL . —I read THE NEWS with greatinterest . I am very much interested in the spirit of the vaudeville artists as displayed in the various letters I read in your columns . I shall never forget the kindness extended me at the Club the . night they honored me as their guest and I am quite sure the organization will be helpful to the profession all over the United States . . I am proud to call myself a member . Sincerely yours , AL JENNINGS .
ANOTHER PROCLAMATION [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
ANOTHER PROCLAMATION Among the proclamations calling attention to N . V . A . Day , April 8 , that were received too late for publication was the following from the Governor of Massachusetts : EXECUTIVE MANSION BOSTON , MASS . THE AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE ACTORS FKEELY GAVE DURING THE WORLD WAR AND ARE WOW GIVING OF THEIR TIME AND EFFORT TO THE SUSTAINING OF THE MORALE AND MENTAL WELL BEING OF OUR COUNTRY , IN OUR TRYING PERIOD OF RECONSTRUCTION . WHILE THE WAR WAGED , THEIRS WAS A DUTY THEY DID NOT SHIRK , EITHER UPON THE FIELD OF BATTLE OR AMONG OUR HOME PEOPLE . IN A TIME WHEN THE MORALE OF OUR SOLDIERS UPON THE BATTLE LINE WAS THREATENED , WHEN THE NERVES OF THOSE AT HOME WERE TENSE AND TIRED , IT FELL TO THE LOT OF THE VAUDEVILLE PERFORMER TO SUPPLY A FUND OF MIRTH , MUSIC AND SONG . THIS THEY GAVE AS A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO OUR VICTORY . THE SPREADING OF CHEER AND GAIETY DURING OUR POST-WAR . TRIALS IS A RECOGNIZED FACTOR IN THE PROMOTION OF THAT GREAT AMERICAN SPIRIT—OPTIMISM ...
Page 5 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
Important News Prices Reduced PROFESSIONAL II p II THEATRICAL WARDROBE fl * III TRUNKS FAMOUS HERMRT &amp; MEISEl MAKE , OF ST . LOUIS CAN NOW BE BOUGHT IN N . Y . CITY - $ 55 to $ 90 MAIL ORDERS FILLED F . O . B .. N . Y . CITY . Used Trunk * and Shopworn Samples FVFRY Hartman , Indestructo , Belber CUCDV IllVC T , yll , r Othknh , Murphy , ElwPi MA &amp; C Nevarbreak , Central , Bal SITLt SAMUEL NATHANS SOLE ABEHTS FOR H &amp; M TRUNKS IN EAST ^ i . 3 ; 531 7 TH AVE ., NEW YORK * % ? $ , * PHONE SREELEY 0620 *
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT THE NEW ERA IN VAUDEVILLE SENATOR FRANCIS MURPHY I feel particularly grateful for the new theatres and better vaudeville conditions when I look back a f e w years and think of the Gems , the Bijous , and other nick elodeons that they used to call theatres ; Any artist who has been in the profession for at least twenty years will agree with me I am sure . What a change ! To-day in the majority of the theatres we can find the finest of dressing rooms and other improvements . ^ There is no excuse for the antagonist any more . The chap who questions the good work of the managers is usually dissatisfied with everything in life . I am an N .--V . A . because I am satisfied . I am an optimist because I have accepted the improvements that have been handed me and have tried to reciprocate . BELLE HAWLEY The principal grievance the artists had before the present era of improvement started was the contract . Tht anxiety one went through in those goodriddance days was unb...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
PERSONALITIES The following letter was received by Manager W . D . Wegefarth , of B . F . Keiths Theatre , . Syracuse , N . Y .: Dear Sir : — In behalf of all the patients at the Sanatorium , I wish to thank you for your co-operation In permitting Weaver Brothers , Larry Harklns and his Monarchs of Melody , and Mr . Hughes , of the Jean Adair Company , to perform for us Saturday afternoon . The entertainment was an exceptionally fine treat for the many confined patients whose only opportunity for entertainment Is on such occasions as this . Dr . Brayton was very much pleased with the entertainment , and believes that an occasional program of this sort does much to raise the morale of the patients , and in this way often aids materially in their recovery . Very gratefully yours , THOMAS E . CONWAY , Chairman Patients Entertainment Committee . Chas . Smith , . Violini and Edw . Brier are the authors of a new song which will soon be released by one of the leading publishers . The El Ba...
WOUNDED SOLDIERS WILL GET TICKETS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
WOUNDED SOLDIERS WILL GET TICKETS Lee Stoddard cannot be in New York for the Monster N . ~ V . A . benefit performances at the Hippodrome and Manhattan Opera House , but he wanted to help , so he - bought five tickets , and asked that they be given to wounded soldiers in some of the New York hospitals . This is a splendid idea . The $ 1 tickets can be exchanged at either of the theatres for reserved seat tickets . Five $ 1 tickets will be exchanged for a $ 5 reserved seat ,, three $ 1 tickets for a $ 3 seat , and so on . Each ticket , in other words , has a cash value of $ 1 at the box office where the advance sale for the performances is held . Mr . Stoddard s example should be followed by others , and no doubt will be when it is called to their attention . His letter on the subject follows . March 23 rd , 1921 . Mr . Billy Sullivan , Palace Theatre Building , New York City , N . Y . Dear Friend : I have these five tickets for the N &lt; V . A . Show which I will be unable ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
TUFFY HARRIS Tuffy Harris , the talented little son of Sam and Goldle Harris , who was well known to Times Square and other vaudeville localities through his charming mannerisms and cunning cowboy attire , died at Detroit , Mich ., Friday night , April 8 , of bronchial pneumonia . Burial was in Detroit , Monday , April 11 . The sympathy of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , the staff members of which treasured the friendship of the little fellow , goes out to the parents .
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Mail is luted here onl y after 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 , 1362 BROADWAY , NEW YORK CITY . Enclose self-addressed and stamped envelope . Abbott , Baby Muriel ( Kiddies Kabaret ) Adams , Mr . Robert ( Clarence Co . ) Abrams , George Addler &amp; Clark Ajax &amp; Emily Albright , Mr . Kenneth C . Ashley , Herbert Austin , Claude Ayres , Mr . James I . Barclay , Mr . John ( Somewhere in France ) Bard , Chas . . ( Ella Bard Trto ) Barillo , Francis A . Barney , Mr . Tas . Barton , Mr . Dick Bassett &amp; Bailey Beck , J . Emmett Beige , Miss Rose Bell , Arthur &amp; Leah Bennett Twins B . H . . , Bergen , Alfred Berman , Mr . Chas . ( Indoor ...