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THE MANAGERS' FORUM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
THE MANAGERS FORUM FURTHER VIEWS ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHS ( The article by Ned Hastings in the first issue of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . concerning artists photographs evidently opened up a prolific field of discussion , oat of which we trust will develop something of value to the artist . Following are the views of two more experienced press men and managers on this important subject . —THE EDITOR . ) By CLARENCE L . DEAN Grand Rapids , Mich . In the first issue of the VAUDEVILLE NEWS was an excellent article from Ned Hastings on artists photographs . From my own experience I , wish to say a little for the artist on this subject . I am a firm believer in the photograph ; in fact , I cannot get enough of them , for they are one of the best forms of advertising . But artists do not always get the encouragement they ought to to secure better photographs . Frequently I get from performers after their arrival very fine photographs of large size , which -they tell me they do not generally use , beca...
THEATRE ARCHITECTURE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
THEATRE ARCHITECTURE The Poli twin-theatres in Bridgeport , Conn ., now are assured . . It has been announced that work is to begin at once , and several carloads of •materials already have arrived in the city . An . entire , city block will be devoted to the enterprise which is to consist of two theatres with entrances on Main street , betweenCongress arid Arch , and connected by stores . They will seat respectively 2 , 800 and 3 , 800 and except for difference in seating capacity are expected to be identical in structure and •arrangement . Thomas Lamb , of New York , is the architect . The Crystal theatre , St . Joseph , Mo . has closed for the- summer and is now undergoing extensive repairs . The management hopes to make it one of the best vaudeville houses in the middle west by the time it re-opens August 29 .
SLAUGHTER IN HARLEM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
SLAUGHTER IN HARLEM Harry Carroll after leaving the Alhambra Theatre , on the night of May 20 th , had the misfortune of running into a wagon load of sheep , being driven to market . Thirteen of the sheep were killed outright , the others injured to such an extent that they had to be killed . The owner of the sheep called at the theatre the following night , and there was an amicable settlement arranged . The employees , of theAlhambra and-other artists appearing at the theatre have been invited to attend A LAMB STEW dinner , and Harry-has also promised the people on the bill , that they need not worry about the cold weather coming next season , —as he-will see to it that they all shall have woolen underwear . P . S . Please do not ask Harry the price of lamb kidneys .
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
PERSONALITIES The two charming ladies . who form the dancing team known as Higgins &amp; Bates , appearing with the Harry Carroll Revue , formed their partnership under very unusual and romantic circumstances . Miss Bates relates that she was traveling out West with a musical comedy company , and when on a train going from Chicago to Omaha , a terrific crash occurred . She lost consciousness . When she awoke she was - in a hotel room . On opening her eyes , the first person she saw was Miss Higgins , who was bathing her face with cold water . Having never seen Missj Higgins before , she began to ask questions , and was told of the train wreck and how she was thrown into the seat occupied by Miss Higgins , who was . also traveling with a theatrical company . That was their first meeting—in other words , they were thrown together . In consequence , they both lost their jobs with their companies , and decided to go into partnership for themselves . They have been very successfu...
THANK DELMAR FOR HIS 1 COURTESIES IN THE si [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
THANK DELMAR FOR HIS 1 COURTESIES IN THE si Harry and Kitty Sutton bel in bouquets for the living as il tested by the following TetterH Mr . Glenn Condon , editor ifl VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1 York , N . Y . Dear Mr . Condc Enclosed you will find a lette thanks to Mr . Jules Delmar , has been a wonderful friend t ( and in fact to every performe books over his circuit . I hope can publish this letter , as I w like to have the theatrical pn sion who read THE VAU VILLE NEWS see our ca opinion of our trip over the De time . We are just starting on Interstate circuit for Celia Bl ( and I know we will have a plea engagement over her circuit Wish best wishes , we beg to main . Very respectfully your HARRY AND KITTY SUTT Pat Casey Agency , New Yoi The letter to Mr . Delmar i follows : - Mr . Jules Delmar , Palace Tl tre Building , New York , N . Dear Mr . Delmar : —We wish to press our gratefulness to you your kindness and wonderful tr ment we received from you all of your managers over 5 entire ...
RSTHVIAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
RSTHVIAIL DEPARTMENT ¦¦ nclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE ¦ As should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a ^ Kd department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well ^ Eking offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this ^ ¦ from time to time . We will sort and file them arid publish the list . No ^ B is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure and allow ^ H of time tor it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose ^¦ Mvrssed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . KfS THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . ^ B Thomas ^ Kfr . Dan ^ m , Mrs . George 1 , Mr . Samuel H . ^ K &amp; Graves ^ Bfr . Harry ^ E Packer H , Mr . Jack ¦ August Mr . L . T . ^¦ Herbert Mr . Moe ^ M &amp; AshtouJ ^ K Edwards Hr . A . B . ^¦ Klswood E . Hn es ¦ cs &amp; Freeman ) H , Mr . Charles ¦ Harry...
HINTS FOR BIG AND SMALL TIMERS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
HINTS FOR BIG AND SMALL TIMERS By AN OLD TIMER ( Charles Leonard Fletcher ) Always be conscientious . Gain a reputation for being dependable . Once you have signed a contract consider its fulfillment a sacred •duty . If you are getting less than you are-worth , it is your fault . If you are getting more , it is the manager s fault . Whatever you sign to do , DO ! Always be sure you have good material , and be sure it is . your own . Also ; be . sure that you are able to put it over . You cannot convince your public unless youre convinced yourself . . -Be spontaneous . If you are not . . naturally spontaneous , assume it . Everything you do must sound and . look spontaneous . Audiences love spontaneity . If youre a man , avoid looking sweet ; avoid looking otherwise if you are a woman . Never mispronounce your , words . It-doesn t make tlie hit you imagine . 1 Many in the audience will think you don t know any better . If you are shy on personality , cultivate one . Don t copy somebo...
COMMUNITY OF INTERESTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
COMMUNITY OF INTERESTS By J . ALDRICH LTBBEY Community today is recognized as a business proposition of paramount importance . Community singing had much to do with , the spirit that carried on the late war to a successful . conclusion . It gave comfort to those at home and courage-to those over there . Community of Interests is a business as-well as a social project . The National Vaudeville Artists is a community of interests—a centre where all branches ; Of the vaudeville world meet , and ^ meeting face to -face , amid pleasant surroundings , each realizes that , after all , the other is not such a bad fellow ; that the wall of dislike , one for the other , was a prejudice formed in some , way , somehow , by minds who had neither the interests of the artist or the manager at heart . Social contact showed a- ; community of interests . . Misrepresentations and misunderstandings , seemed to fall by the wayside , and in their place arose peace , and harmony , a sense of the realizati...
BRITISH ARTIST SAYS UNITED STATES IS 0 . K . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
BRITISH ARTIST SAYS UNITED STATES IS 0 . K . In a letter to the editor of The Performer , London , England , Ed . E . Ford , a British artist now on this side , speaks very complimentary of the treatment he has received and is especially complimentary in his reference to the N . V . A . club . H . e was one of the artists on the bill at the Bohemian Night entertainment at the club house , last Sunday night . The letter follows : To the Editor of The Performer : Dear Sir : Having been in America for six months , I feel it would be of interest to your readers to briefly give my impressions and state the actual conditions over here as I have found them . In doing so , I feel I am discharging in some small way , an obligation to the American artists and managers with whom I have come in contact for the unfailing courtesy and kindness they have shown to me . That some English artists have , unfortunately , been unsuccessful here this past season , is too true , but those who are in posse...
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 28 May 1920
N . V . A . NOTES I had heard a lot about the ^ u N . V . A . Club , but never dream- ^ ed that it was as fine as this , exclaimed Restivo , the piano-accord-ionist , the first of this week when he walked into the club for the first time . It is something we can all be proud of , he continued . Restivo has been playing in the south and west for a long time and had not been to New York since the club house was opened . . He is at the Harlem Opera House the last half of this week . Mr . and Mrs . Bert Levy closed their home a week before sailing for their annual vacation abroad , and occupied a suite at the club . They were host , hostess and guests at many delightful social functions during the week . The N . V . A . has no more enthusiastic member and better friend than Bert Levy , and all the officers and members of the organization hope they enjoy every beautiful moment of their trip and return to us safely in the early Fall . | w W / Lillian Russell and her charmV ing sister , Su...
BACK STAGE CAFETERIA IS THE LATEST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
BACK STAGE CAFETERIA IS THE LATEST MABEL BURKE DINING AT PROCTORS FIFTH AVENUE CAFETERIA , NEW YORK The back stage cafeteria an invention of William H . Quaid , manager of Proctor s Fifth Avenue theatre , where the system was inaugurated , is catching on with theatres all over the country and promises to soon become a regular feature of many vaudeville houses . It is a great benefit to the artist , for instead of having to place themselves at the mercy of profiteering restaurants they can sit comfortably in their dressing rooms between shows , order just what they desire to eat , and the maid employed by the house , cooks it to order , and attends to the serving , at a cost far below that of any first class dining establishment . Pure , wholesome food is aways assured . Managers Interested in the innovation can get full information as to cost and other details : by writing Mr . Quaid .
FOBS HIKE TWO MILES TO PROTECT A MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
FOBS HIKE TWO MILES TO PROTECT A MANAGER en Train is Stalled Artists Walk Overland to Save Opening Performance L splendid instance of the re--ocal feeling of vaudeville artists rard managers was shown last ; k in Louisiana when the show t was to open at Loew s Crest in New Orleans was delayed \ r hours getting in on account of yreck . \\\ the information Manager liter Kattman of the Crescent lid get was that the train was ayed . He did not even know it it was only twenty miles out the city . Seeing prospects of ssing the opening performance , was becoming frantic . Then , it at a moment when it looked : e all was lost , one of the teams the delayed bill , Blair &amp; Crystal , rived at the theatre with the ws that the show was held up enty miles out of the city . These o artists , perceiving that the railad delay was likely to be infinite , hiked two miles across untry , flagged a train on another ad and reached the theatre at 11 clock a . m . with the first inforation as to...
ALBEE DENIES REPORTS THAT HE IS TO RETIRE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
ALBEE DENIES REPORTS THAT HE IS TO RETIRE Life Devoted to Vaudeville , He Says , in Acknowledging Letter . From Artist In acknowledging receipt of a letter from John A . Philbrick , in which the latter spoke in praise of the new era in vaudeville , Mr . E . F . Albee , in correspondence made public this week , emphatically denies the oft-repeated rumors that he is to retire from active participation in the business . There can be no mistaking the meaning of his words . There have been rumors that I am to retire , he says , after thanking the artist for his help in making the N . V . A . benefit a success , that I don t feel equal to meet impending onslaughts of various conditions which have arisen . or are liable to arise . I have never yet sidetracked an issue or dodged responsibility , and my mind has been thoroughly made up for the past three years that my happiness and contentment is in the work that I have to perform during the balance of my life in the interest of the only bus...
| RECOLLECTIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
| RECOLLECTIONS A recent issue of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS recalled to memory some other days for James McCormack , of McCormack &amp; Irving , and Tudor Cameron , of Cameron &amp; Kennedy , who were on the same bill at the Palace Theatre , Milwaukee , last week . A cartoon in THE NEWS by Bert Levy , entitled Stranded , was the means of awakening memories to the mind of McCormack , who called Cameron s attention to the instance . On September 6 , 1906 , McCormack was appearing on the same bill with Cameron , then of Cameron &amp; Flannigan . Another act ; onthe bill was Bert Levy , who that very day drew the cartoon that recently appeared in THE NEWS , and which had never been seen in print by either McCormack or-Cameron until the other day in Milwaukee ,
TO ARTISTS LAYING OFF THIS SUMMER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
TO ARTISTS LAYING OFF THIS SUMMER Artists who are laying off this summer may receive THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . every , week , by furnishing us with their vacation ; address . As in the past , the paper will be sent to them free . In -making your request be sure to state the approximate time you expect to start work again , so that the paper will not be mailed to you after you have left the address . Just drop a card bearing your name and address to THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York . City , and well do the rest .
[ WITH THE OLD TIMERS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
[ WITH THE OLD TIMERS Tom Methan , the veteran trainer canines , was in last Monday to ay is semi-annual visit to Procor s , Troy , N . Y . His home is in lerose , a suburb of Troy . His « has not been in vaudeville for ne past two seasons , as he has een with Al Jolson s show , Sin- * d - Providing Sinbad does not l / iii 0 ^ P 1 season Tom says he 111 be back in vaudeville very oon .
PUBLICITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
PUBLICITY Millicent T . Easter of Keiths Columbus , vouches for the truthfulness of this fish story appearing in the Columbus dailies : I . amar Funston and Ralph Evans of the Keith box office came back to town Monday morning all full of pep , for they had the prize fish story ( also the prize fish ) of the year . The two are members of the Buckeye Lake colony . Just look at those poor suckers sitting in the sun , fishing . Ill show you how to catch a fish , said Evans , when a school of Lake Eries Hashed by . . He made a dive into the water and came up like a Fiji Islander , with an eight-inch Erie in his hand . I was so afraid that fish would die before I got to the cottage that I kept blowiny my breath in its mouth every step , explained Ralph , who didnt want to be kidded about catching a dead fish . Two acts out west that have been grabbing a lot of newspaper space lately are Mercedes , on the Pacific coast , and Hope Eden , in Michigan . Mercedes , while playing the Palace Hip...
ARTISTS RECOGNIZE PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES OF MANAGERS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
ARTISTS RECOGNIZE PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES OF MANAGERS The following correspondence , between John Philbrick , a well-known performer , and E . F . Albee , came about by reason of a speech delivered by Mr . Philbrick at Cincinnati on the occasion of the N . V . A . national benefit performance on May 5 . Mr . Philbricks speech , as well as his letter , reproduced below , illustrate the new feeling of artists toward managers that is making vaudeville a happier place for all concerned . May 25 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , No . 1564 Broadway , New York City . My dear Mr . Albee : I have just received your esteemed letter of thanks for my part in the N . V . A . Benefit Matinee at Cincinnati , Ohio . As your letter undoubtedly arrived after we had closed , it was forwarded to me here . I am indeed pleased to learn that the benevolent project netted gratifying returns and I sincerely consider it a privilege to have been of a little service . Although I have been with Mr . Hammerstein s T...
HOTELS ARE SKY-HIGH ; ONE STRIKING EXAMPLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
HOTELS ARE SKY-HIGH ; ONE STRIKING EXAMPLE Although no expression has been received from the American Hotel Association in response to the recent protest registered with them by the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association , it appears that there is lit- tie hope of any immediate remedy fotS the abnormal situation throughout thef country with reference to hotel ac-B commodations for artists . i Many instances of increases in rates ! of from 100 to 500 per cent , have beenl reported recently by artists , and most hotels that formerly made a specialty of catering to the profession are now assuming an indifferent air . Almost invariably they give as the reason for increased rates or lack of facilities the fact that so many conventions arc being held . The teams of Rice &amp; Francis and Friend &amp; Downing , playing the Garden , Kansas City , and the Garrick St . Louis , this week , have sent to THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS a letter received by them from the Hotel Randolph , ...