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DENVER-ISMS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
DENVER-ISMS ¦ By CHAS . JAYESS DENVER , COLO ., April 4 . At the annual meeting of the Denver Press Club held on March 13 th , M . W . Bennett , preps representative of , the Ofpheum Theatre here , was elected president of the club for the ensuing year . At the same meeting , President Warren G . Harding was voted an honorary membership , following the reading of a resolution which called for the presentation , of a . gold engraved membership card to the president through the U . S . Senators from Colorado .
I SAN FRANCISCO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
I SAN FRANCISCO By JACK STRATTON SAN FRANCISCO , CAL , March 28 . A wedding gift in the form of a bouquet of roses and a flask was Presented to Johnny Burke by . other artists on . last weeks bill at the Orpheum . Burke . was married recently . in Portland , Oregon . The bride was . ¦ Dorothy Wilson , : a professional . whose last engagement was in the Passing Show of 1918 . The presentation was made over the footlights before a capacity au-r dience . . Burke caught : his breath , rallied and made an ad : lib . : speech . v .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
I THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS GUARANTEED HOTEL &amp; RESTAURANT DIRECTORY I Hotels and restaurants listed herewith are recommended in each B instance by the local theatre manager . Artists are urged to report 0 any inattention , failure to live up to advertised rates or lack of 0 service . 0 CANADA MONTREAL—ARGYLE APARTMENTS , 96 Mansfield St . ( next to Loew s Theatre ) . Single , $ 10 to $ 14 per week ; double , $ 16 to $ 25 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 . SAVANNAH—HICKS HOTEL , Congress near Bull . Single , $ 1 . 60 to $ 3 . 00 ; double , $ 3 . 00 to $ 6 . 00 . ¦ ___ ILLINOIS BLOOMINGTON — HAMILTON HOTEL . 310 E . Front St . Single , $ 1 . 25 ; doublg , $ 2 . KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE—HOTEL HENRY WAT- . TERSON , Walnut St ., bet . 4 th and 5 th . $...
FROM OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
FROM OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT By FRANK OCONNELL ~ LONDON , ENGLAND , April 8 . The Herman-Wilde bout found mc an occupant of Rube Welch s box at Albert Hall , which box also held Mrs . Welch ( Kitty Francis ) and Mr . and Mrs . Battling Levinsky . The Battler s , arm was in a sling , an accident happening that prevented Levinsky from fighting Bombardier Wells . Poor Little Jimmy Wilde was no match for Herman and the enormous crowd that packed the huge Albert Hall realized it after the second round . We had a short speech from the Prince of Wales , who democratically clambered through the ropes ; He shook hands with Wilde and Herman and was easily the hit of the whole show . • - ¦ - .- ¦ .-. I recently saw Harry Green at the Coliseum where he . is playing a return date and doing big . He is interested in the presentation . on this side of Welcome Stranger with Ernest Rolls , a , London revue producer . Walter Hast arid Walter Percival walked-in on us . Percival is over here for a few...
" BROADWAY HEARSAY" I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
BROADWAY HEARSAY I 4 By WALTER WINCH ELL OLD , BUT STILL FUNNY I was on two at Keiths Washington a few years ago , special deliveries Mable Harper , the well known wit , and at the finish of my act , thunderous applause came from the capacity filled theatre . After taking ten bows I retired to my room and immediately sent for a masseur - to straighten out my vertebrae . Later the stage manager told me the rooflifting ovation was for Woodrow Wilson , who had come in at the finish of my act . I thought Id die ! AINT IT SO ? T ain t no use to take advice , Remarked wise Elmer Rikers , Folks urge us to economise , But if we . do ; we re pikers . PHREDS PHILOSOPHY Fred Allan contrlbs : My idea of height of Impoliteness Is a man who would hit a lady with his hat on . THE WEEKLY SPECIALS ANOTHER THING MOST OF US CANNOT UNDERSTAND IS WHY MEN WHO MAKE JACKASSES OF THEMSELVES BECOME VEXED WHEN OTHERS RIDE THEM . ANOTHER PUZZLE IS THE CHAP WHO , AFT £ R INDULGING IN SCALLIONS , BECOMES VERY CO...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY MASSILLON , O ., April 1 . Friend Lew : I wrote to Henery yesterday and enclosed five smacks for my April card . You know a feller cant afford to go around these days without some protection . If they don t fix up some of the streets in these towns , the auto bandits will havta go • outta business . Its gettin so lately a feller cant go outta town with a car when they steal it . ¦ ¦ • • - ¦ - • - ; , I saw a dumbbellwith a straw hat on to-day . I am not sure if it is spring or if he was aloose nut runnin around . Well , bumswa , Yrs , truly , ARTHUR TERRY .
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
N . V . A . NOTES The 26 th , Bohemian V Night program was presented at the . N . V . A ., April 3 rd . The following acts appeared : Blackface Eddie Ross , from the p 3 . l 3 . C 6 Billie Shaw &amp; Co ., from the Cort . A . C . Astor , from the 81 st Street . McCarthy Sisters , from the Amsterdam . Kelly &amp; Doris , from the Sth Ave . Jim McWilliams , ; from the Royal . Lew Wilson , from the Broadway . Twinkling Stars , from the Crotona . Belleclaire Bros ., from the Amsterdam . Johnny Black &amp; Co ., from the 81 st Street . Louis Leo , from the 125 th Street . El Bart Bros ., from the Amsterdam . Latest advices from the N . V . A . Colony at Phoenix , Arizona , are to the effect that Billy Stewart has departed for Los Angeles , looking fine , while Stan Stanley is the picture of health and weighing more than he ever did . His physician says he is completely cured and he is expected to show up in New York within a few weeks . Edward Marshall is getting ...
WIMMEN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
WIMMEN By Y . Y . Y . Billie Shaw is a beautiful blonde doll in a gorgeous flame dress , with very low neck , minus sleeves and embroidered tabs hanging from the waist with ruffles of georgette and a cute bonnet . She changes to a knee-length dancing dress of black with silver bands running from the waist to the hem . There are straps over the shoulders and a large black and silver butterfly bow at the back waist line . Net hose and just above the knee a garter with little silver tassels hanging from it is quite different and most charming . The McCarthy Sisters , back after a long season in productions , looked smart in their street gowns , one of green messaline and the other in the new sand shade . They were loudly acclaimed by the N . V . A . s . Elizabeth Kennedy in Twinkling Stars , is a wee little artisl who looked sweet in a green satin cape with old rose trimming , worn over a flame taffeta dress with skirt of embroidered grey messaline . David Allison was host at a Sunday ...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 April 1921
GET THE NEWS OH YOUR VACATION In accordance with the policy adopted last season , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS will be sent gratis to artists at their vacation addresses during the summer months . - If you are laying off this summer , send us your vacation address . Unless otherwise specified the paper will be mailed to such addresses only until September 1 . OUR ADDRESS IS 1562 Broadway , New York City ..
To the Artists Who Assisted in the Entertainment for the Benefit of The National Vaudeville Artists'Insurance and Sick Funds on Vaudeville Day [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
To the Artists Who Assisted in the Entertainment for the Benefit of The National Vaudeville ArtistsInsurance and Sick Funds on Vaudeville Day Your gracious contribution to the different entertainments throughout the United States and Canada was greatly appreciated and I have received many . letters from different , managers asking me to personally write , to each artist . This I would be pleased to do but inasmuch as there were about , eight hundred houses , it is pretty hard for me to ascertain the names of all who appeared , so in a general way I , am thanking you all . for . your , kindly consideration which contributed so much , not only to the entertainment but to the receipts . It ; was a glorious day , made more so by the fact that the despicable characters were defeated in their attempt to hold up these Sick and Insurance Funds . The Judge roundly 1 scored them in his decision which is printed below . CONLEY vs . LOEWS , INC . ; MOUNTFORD vs . ORPHEUM CIRCUIT , INC . ( two m...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
IMPORTANT This issue contains a special four-page supplement pertaining to NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTSDAY , APRIL 8 , 1921 , and its universal and unprecedented observance . It is of current interest and historical value . Both artists and managers will find it worthy of preservation .
VERNON USES TYPEWRITER WITH SKILL OF AN EXPERT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
VERNON USES TYPEWRITER WITH SKILL OF AN EXPERT Everyone in vaudeville knows Vernon , the ventriloquist , and the wonderful success he has had in spite of the handicap of total blindness . In addition to giving his act in such a manner that the audience is unaware of his affliction , Vernon has been adding other accomplishments- to his already , successful achievements . He went to school and learned to typewrite in three weeks , time , and the work he turns out is very creditable . Following is- a copy of a letter written by him on his own typewriter without the assistance of anyone : Dear . Friend : . . Just a line to give you a bit of news for THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . Saturday , April 2 nd , was my birthday , and in the evening , I was presented with a most beautiful silver mounted cane , and a box of fine cigars by the performers and stage hands at the Olympic Theatre , Newport News . • Those who gave the these gifts were : Miss Lillian Herlein , Jack Kennedy , Frank Shea , Betty D ...
AT SWEET 16 AND 71 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
AT SWEET 16 AND 71 The photos above « how Tlllie Joseph the mother of Joe Worth , of Wort « * Powell , at the age of 16 and at tn age of 71 . The small snapshot was taken only recently . In her y ° u ?_ t days she . was a well-known pla « 15 She Is now living at Forth W ° rtn , Texas . ¦ &lt;
NEW FORDHAM THEATRE HAS BACK STAGE r INNOVATION [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
NEW FORDHAM THEATRE HAS BACK STAGE r INNOVATION The new B . F . Keith Fordham Theatre at Fordham Road and Valentine Avenue , New York City , was auspiciously opened on Thursday night , April 14 th . It seats 2 , 500 persons , cost a million dollars and is one of the finest neighborhood theatres in the world . It was constructed under the personal supervision of E . F . Albee and in addition to being perfectly appointed out front , is the last word in back stage architecture and . comforts . There are sixteen dressing rooms , and each room is equipped with a shower bath .- There is an . ¦ Milium ¦¦¦¦¦¦ it ii iiiiiiiiiitiiiiiniiiitiiitiiiHiiiitniitiirj ice box and bath in a special room for animal acts . Each of the acts on the opening bill received a basket of flowers from the management . • The bill consisted of Belle Baker , Franklyn &amp; Charles , Harry Carroll &amp; Company , Paul Decker &amp; Company , Clayton &amp; Edwards , Morris &amp;...
PUTTING THE N, V, A, WHERE IT BELONGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
PUTTING THE N, V, A, WHERE IT BELONGS * , . 982 Rogers Place , Bronx , N ; Y . Editor , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , New York City . Dear Sir : . I have just finished reading a letter signed Thomas J . Ryan in your very newsy little paper . I am strictly in accord with everything Tom says . There is no joker in that letter . It s a true statement of facts and straight from the shoulder , but that s just the kind of a letter one would expect from a - fellow like Tommy Ryan , a true artist in every sense . and one who has enjoyed the sweets of Variety and Vaudeville for the past decade . Tommy Ryan might have added that Mr . Albee is very fortunate in havinga man like Henry Chesterfield to carry out his every wish . I know personally that when Tommy Ryan was pffered a check for $ 1 , 000 . 00 insurance upon the death of his good wife , Mary Richfield Ryan , he did not care to accept it , but Mr . Albee insisted , saying he was entitled to it , and must accept it . A few more letters from art...
N . V . A . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED LAST WEEK ¦ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 April 1921
N . V . A . APPLICATIONS RECEIVED LAST WEEK ¦ NAME Jane Lee Katherlne . Lee Clayton E . White Toyo Totsuko Blllle Chick . Jane E . Crane Lillian Crane Miss Lea Dean Robert N . Foremai Sammy Mann Charles T . Ray Phyllis Robinson Howard Savage Horace Slerak _ Miss Warsaw Arthur Bernard Miss L . Branner Roy Ferguson A . Grossl Al K . Hall Tom Hughes La Vlolette Beatrice Leon Vernon Stiles McKee Tracy Al Waldman Emory Alleno Bobb Carroll Rupert Darrell Ethel Dooley Jacques Gordon Arthur LaRue Lester Hedley Jack Hedley Elva Hedley Aletha Lucas George F . Lucas Fred Julius Steger Billy Tilden Fred Vlllanl Phil Vllllanl Walter Ward Mabel Austin Harry Price Edwin Hodge Al Sylvester Fred W . Tracy Minnie Ander Pete Arco Fred Breen Bobby Jarvls P . OM . Jennings Buddy Leo Geo . Leonard Dick McGrath Elwood Munro Fred T . Warren Athol Tier Gerald Redmond Jim MacWIIIIams Irene LeBreton Frank Belmont Mav V . Warren Walter F . Baldwli Al Bernlvlcl Harry Bennlvlvl . May Daly PROPOSER Henry Chesterf...