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HIGH POINTS IN THEi RUNNING OF A THEA 1 | [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
HIGH POINTS IN THEi RUNNING OF A THEA 1 | By LOUIS LEV AND I Empress Theatre , Denver , Co | J The important thing in a the ; m is cleanliness ; I mean keeping theatre clean , including dresj ! rooms , and making the thej ^ comfortable both for patrons , tfj and actors . _ | The next thing . is to havj proper orchestra leader who | derstands vaudeville music , an | first class orchestra . I am stronj against the orchestra they havfj most vaudeville theatres , usua four or five men . We have twej musicians in our theatre , and ] leader , and when acts come to 11 Denver Empress , they say it ilj pleasure to work there . Mil times when the act is not so goli it is put over by a good orchesll and when the act is good , the | J chestra makes it just so mtja better . m These are all important mattta A great deal also depends on fa man you have at the door—he mfl be courteous , calm and agreeaB with only one thing in mind , nana ly to please the customers . If M wish to know how the people...
WELL KNOWN ACROBAT IS VICTIM OF POISONII [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
WELL KNOWN ACROBAT IS VICTIM OF POISONII Bridgeport , Conn ., May 26 th Joseph F . Milbauer , forty years age and known upon the stage t many years as Joe La Rex , &gt; acrobat , was found dead in his bi yesterday morning by his motlit at 215 Sixth Street , a victim of i poisoning . Medical Examiner Garlick , aft an inquiry , announced his belt that death was accidental and thS Milbauer left the gas burning \ vll he went to bed the night before , a Milbauer is well known both 1 circus and theatrical circles , haviiw been associated with the Melro 9 troupe and also with Lane a ODonnell . Of late years he tog worked as a ship-fitter on Goveri ment work . He is survived by his paren Mr . and Mrs . Joseph Milbauer , brother , Thomas , and five sister Mrs . Walter Victory , Mrs . He ? Wood , Mrs . George Goldsmi Mrs Davenport McCormick , a Mrs James Clinton ( all non-P r &lt; fessional ) . Funeral services were held frj the home with a high requiem m a | in St . Josephs G...
OST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
OST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE WS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a „ jj d department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well wlkine offices and others , are urged to . send all their dead letters to this P from time to time . We will sort and file them and publish the list . No r is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure and allow tv of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose , VMrp « ed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Iress THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N ; Y . &amp; Packer &gt; n , Mr . Bernard , Henry E . e , Mr . Emmett B . A &amp; Scarth Mr . Joseph J . ., Mr . Albert . omew , Mr . Charles „ , Mr . Gus Mr . Will raiity Service , Edward t . Chas . Mr . Dellbert E . im , Jules Mme . ( care Mme . ics Circus ) • dr . &amp;...
WITH THE JUNIOR IN . V . A . 'S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
WITH THE JUNIOR IN . V . A . S BUTTONS JOYCE Everyone who has visited the N . V . A . club has noticed the many beautiful babies and children around the place , at all hours of the day and late into the night . They are always happy at the N . V . A . where they enjoy all the comforts of home . We are going to introduce some of the well known junior N . V . A . s to our readers and this week we present the popular favorite and headllner , Buttons Joyce , official mascot of the ball club . He is the eleven months old son of Mr . and Mrs . Frank Joyce . His proud mother is known professionally as Dorothy West and was formerly of the team of Joyce , West and Moran . She is also a champion among the women pool players of the club .
WONDERFUL DAY FOR THE CRIPPLED TOLEDO TOTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
WONDERFUL DAY FOR THE CRIPPLED TOLEDO TOTS Joseph Pearlstein , manager of B . F . Keiths Theatre , Toledo , Ohio ; was host to a mighty happy party on a recent Friday afternoon , when , • in conjunction with the- Toledo Rotary Club he entertained all the crippled and blind children of . the city s schools . The crowd of youngsters , chaperoned by smiling , busy Rotarians who took the afternoon off for the event , occupied box seats . According to a report of the affair , in the Rotary club s official organ , it was one of the most hilariousparties that ever attended Keith s . After the • performance the . whole crowd went on the stage and fed peanuts to the elephants . Mr . Pearlstein was there when the kiddies left , to . tell them good-bye- and invariably when they shook- hands they said : Thank you , Mr . Keith 1 In the childishly frank letters received by Mr . Pearlstein from those who made up the party , is to be found many , a tear , when one considers • that the writers are a...
YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
YOU TELL EM The Melva Sisters , Ed Phillips and Mr . and ; Mrs . Sherwood , all of road show No . 384 , Loew circuit , contribute the following clever You tell em s from Yakima , Washington : : ¦ You tell em , Radiator , I m out of Steam . You tell em , Billiard Ball , I forgot the Cue . You , tell em , Cyclone , I m out of Wind . You tell em , Clock , I haven t the Time . You tell em , Floor , I m Board . You tell em , Kid , they ve got my Goat . You tell em , Banana Peel , I m Slipping . . You tell em , Cannon , I m Roaring . You tell em , Ink , I m . not Well . You tell em , Windmill , while I Turn . You . tell em , Niagara , I m Falling You tell em , Smith Bros ., Im Coughing . You tell em Bread , I ve got the Dough . You tell em , Bevo , I ve lost . my Kick .
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
N . V . A . NOTES While playing the Palace last \ Sj week Libonati called upor 1 &gt; Henry Chesterfield and during a lengthy interview said , 1 wi * h to express to you and through you to your associates and all the wonderful men in vaudeville my personal appreciation of what you have done and are doing for improving conditions and for the harmonious relations that now &lt; exist between the manager and the artist . Edward J . Brady , with Gibson and Cornell ! , played Keith s . Theatre in Syracuse last week and writes this brief description 1 of the new playhouse : It is perfectly gorgeous and gorgeously perfect . Page Sammy Watson . That s easy , says William Stuart . Sammy is page boy for stage manager R . H . Burnside at the Hippodrome and has been at the big playhouse during all of the past season and will continue to guard the entrance to Mr . Burn . sides office throughout the Summer months . Sammy visits the N . V . A . Club every week and lives at 333 St . ...
N . V . A . CLUB HAS MOST MODERN BARBER SHOP IN NEW YORK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
N . V . A . CLUB HAS MOST MODERN BARBER SHOP IN NEW YORK -Photo by White , N . T . The N . V . A . club Is a complete Institution . For instance there is the barber shop downstairs , just off the billiard room and grill . It is a two-chair shop , finished in Italian marble and can truthfully be called the prettiest and most sanitary place of Its kind to be found in New York . It is always Immediately clean and white and shining and is open all the time . Joe the Barber , in charge , stands at the top of his profession , not only as an expert tonsorialist . but as a gentleman . Everyone who enters the shop Is greeted with a cheerful smile . Joe knows hundreds of the members by their first name and most of them would walk miles just to get Joe or his assstants to wait on them . There Is a pretty manicurist on duty . The shop is popular with the ladies as well as the men and quite often members of the fair sex are seen in the place , getting a shampoo , facial message or manicure . The...
CLUBS AND CLUJ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 4 June 1920
CLUBS AND CLUJ A club is usually associated posperity—not necessarily pro . ity for the Club as an institute few clubs are self-supporting , are forced to meet their fina obligations with income obt ; from other sources than the ment of dues . But the members , as Individ are prosperous , the associa and friendships made at a giving an opportunity for ai change of views on a subject is mutually interesting The yachtsmen have their &lt; the politicians theirs ; the mi aires talk business at their e sive clubs—and so it goes , all i the line , and through most lin business . There are a few theatrical t the membership of each coni | of men interested in some ticular branch of the business . In none of the Clubs , in any has the welfare of the men been more carefully considered in the N . V . A . This club li ; home in the most beautiful modern Clubhouse in Amerio cated in the heart of the thea district , and it is open to IVI as well as men . That , in itsi unusual . The artis...
N IN OMAHA LOOK JP THIS PREACHER MAN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
N IN OMAHA LOOK JP THIS PREACHER MAN C . Edwin Brown is One rgyman Who Proves to be a Friend of the Actor Omaha , Neb . lives a clergywho is a real friend to the . He not only helps the actor , e pays his own money , for ad- ; ements asking performers , in Omaha , to look him up . that the actor appreciates this is shown by the popularity of lev . C . Edwin Brown among ssional people and the fact the local theatres are always s disposal for services . . e daily-papers , of the country itly carried the following story t him : AHA , Neh ., June 4 . — Some of the people in the world are in the theaprofession . Yet acts are generally • criticized or neglected . s conviction was reached by the Rev . twin Brown when he was a cub rein Philadelphia ; it stayed with him lie became an Episcopal clergyman , is the reason that a New York theaniagazine carried a standing ad invit11 actors and actresses who come to a not only to attend St . Martins &gt; pal Church but to come to the pasli...
VAUDEVILLE MATERIAL MUST BE KEPT GLEAN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
VAUDEVILLE MATERIAL MUST BE KEPT GLEAN Artists Urged to be Their Own Censors so Officials Cannot Complain . Undesirable material on the vaudeville stage must be eliminated voluntarily by the artist , and that in the immediate future , or public sentiment will force ; managers to take drastic action . This is the gist of an announcement by Mr . E . F . Albee ; who makes public correspondence showing the growing tendency on the part of public officials to censor matters theatrical . The best way to avoid distasteful , and . sometimes unjustifiable , censorship , he points out , is for artists to attend to their own housecleaning . One organization , with headquarters in Washington , is sending committees to shows with instructions to report on same . Recently in Lynn , Mass ., the mayor s censorship committee caused much annoyance and unfavorable notoriety for a certain act . It is on account of these conditions that Mr . Albee has advised artists to take steps at once to eliminate on...
IN MEMORIAM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
IN MEMORIAM SPARERIBS -Died 1920 Every vaudeville artist will recognize Spareribs . The following letter to Mr . Albee with Its homely sentiment shows the tender heartedness of vaudeville people : . . Mendon , Mass ., House , of Usher . My dear Mr . Albee : This is just a little note to tell you our dear little dog , Spareribs , died this morning ( and we are happy to say it happened at the close of our season ) and the dear little fellow , lies under our trees . I m telling you because you were always so very kind and considerate to us and when wc gave up Fagin s . Decision to put on the Straight Path you were dear enough to ask was Spareribs in it , and we immediately put him in . I did not want to put him in the new act this season , but named it as a little memorial to hiin , The Bide-a-Wee Home and I think I even owe the success it has . been to him , for God has certainly been wonderful to us by having him for thirteen years , hasnt he ? We are not ashamed to say we both ( Cla...
HERE'S A LAUGH [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
HERES A LAUGH Charles Feleky , head of the . Orphcum production department , is said to have nearly laughed himself to death , when he received the following letter from an author the other day . Read it and see if 3 - ou dont do the same ! Lynn , Mass ., May 27 , 1920 . . Mr . Charles Feleky , Palace Theatre Building , New York City . Dear Sir : ¦ I am writing humorous material for the vaudeville stage , some of which the acts say is very good . I beg leave to inquire if yoti cannot assist me in finding a market for material of . this kind , providing , of course , if it proves to be available . 1 have written a monologue , entitled The Tramp Joker , I represent myself travelling over the country , from place , to place . I tell of the funny sights I see , and the experiences I have , etc . Occasionally I spring an original gag , or recite a . bit of funny verse . Here is one of the jokes in this monologue . I spru . ng it on . several men the other day-. I will never forget the wa...
UNIQUE NEWSPAPER ISSUED BY PANTA 6 ES ROAD SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
UNIQUE NEWSPAPER ISSUED BY PANTA 6 ES ROAD SHOW Seattle . . . Washington . .. . ** THE EVENING NEWSSENSE ** . ** A . Y 28 th . 1920 Edited for the members of Panta ^ es Road Shew 151 by a mtinoer ol that show Devoted to the interests of goodfellowship , companionship , and the like FEARLESS EDITORIALS WRITTEN TO BRING CLOSER JHOSE ESTRANGED ; N . V . A . DUES DUE # # . * * * VAUDEVILLE NEWS ARRIVES ! The weekly issue of the Vaudeville News came on time this week , snappy news regarding whos who and what s what in the east is as usual very interesting . One article we advise you to read is on the last page under N . V . A . column ; it Kivos information repavdinjr members who are delinquent in paying their dues . Of course you know of the $ 1000 . 00 freejnsurance each member is entitled to , it in good standing . That is only one of the manv redeeming features the N . V . A . offers . *** OPTIMIST vs . PESSIMIST ! The heading above is the * title of an editorial writ ten by the Pan ...
YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
YOU TELL EM Everybody has the you tell em bug ! The newspapers are even running contests since we started our 3 ou- tell em column . Some we get are good , and others not so good . Some are original and others have whiskers .. Do YOU know of any good ones ? - If so , send em along .. Here are this week s contributions : From Jack Caldwell : You tell em , Babe Ruth , while I Ty Cobb . From Opie Read : You tell em , Aviator , I can t Seaplane . You tell em , Cheese , Ill Cracker . You tell em , Elevator , I cant Rise . You tell em , Spoon , I can t Holder . From the Opera ^ Housc Orchestra , Easton , Pa .: You tell cm , Bass , I left my Bow on the Bridge . • , - You tell em , Cornet , you ve got the Brass . You tell cm , Clarinet , I can t Reed . You tell cm ,- Drum , . you ve got the Head . You tell cm , Cello , you ve got the Neck . You tell em , Curtain , while I Tormehter . You tell em , Drapery , while I Teaser . You tell em , Trombone , I m Sliding . Next ! . . - .
PUBLICITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
PUBLICITY B . F . Keith s , Cincinnati || knocking em dead with fca ^ i pictures which are being introdtiJl to folks as headline films , Jl summer . In Old Kcnluc | j booked coincident with the tJ horse races ; at Latonia , is a M strike . A miniature horse raccH action in the lobby is attracifl timely ; attention and . cash to M B . . 0 . A stuffed horse withH dummy jockey up and two imniciH panels with attractive turf and fM dock scenes are additional lotls ballyhoos . . if The following is from the QB cago Tribune : • 9 Jack Osterinan put over a fast &lt; ii ! tll the vaudeville world today ^ He s the iM fire : youngster , who lias been surprising Orphcum Circuit . ¦ Those who know ill and know . he is . the son of J . J . Rosciult manager for Al Woods in Chicago , .-nel surprised at his speed , for it is a fad trait . ¦ Jack . is in Memphis . Hes duel Chicago at the Majestic next week . a heard that there was a new song hit jl off the press called In Sweet SeptcmM Soon t...
THE ASSISTANT MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
THE ASSISTANT MANAGER By RAY W . SNOW Having been engaged in the Vaudeville profession for a number of years and observed the improvement in same , along all lines , Iwould like to call the attention of all artists , still further , to one of ^ the factors , which , to my mind , will go as far as any of which I know , to ease the load of the artist on the road and make life and work more pleasant I refer to the innovation of appointing gentlemen like Mr . Robinson , Assistant Manager at the Palace Theatre , Cincinnati . Ohio . It has never been my good fortune to meet a more affable , softsnoken , diplomatic gentleman in all mv travels in vaudeville In one week s connection witlT ~ him I can see the wrinkles he will iron out in a year . I can see the petty misunderstandings he will correct and I can see the hours of real enjoy ment he will give to the artists who play that theatre . If no other inovation had been made in vaudeville during the past year , the improvement this one cha...
"THE NUMBER TWO OF Tflf DAY IS THE NEXT TO CLo | ING ACT OF TOMORROW [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
THE NUMBER TWO OF Tflf DAY IS THE NEXT TO CLo | ING ACT OF TOMORROW By WILLIAM H . QUAID Manager , Proctor s Fifth Aven Theatre 1 I will not open the show - I cannot do justice to myselii the Act , if you put me on numb ! two How often have , these and simil phrases been heard on rehcara mornings . How often has a veil suddenly gone hoarse when t | running order of the show becaa known . How many shows luj been spoiled and the variety tals away just by these foolish prart on the part of some misguided |&gt; f former ( for misguided they an when they allow themselves think that the spot does not their act . 1 he day ; lias passed when I performer was told If you do « like it you know what to do . In present day Vaudeville as n under the rules and regulations 1 &gt; down by Mr . E . F . Albee , wlii calls for , - The Artist to be co - sidercd first at all-times , 1 when I booking manager lays out his slio each and every act is placed f « opening to Closing with the s &...
nTJiiiNB ^^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
nTJiiiNB ^^ UTSMOUTH , 0 ; Editor THE V AUDENFWS—We have been receiving your regularly and distributing them ,, thc performers . I also enjoy reads « 1 am an o d performer myself , t , in . 1 am FITZ HUGII LEE , Mgr . Sun Theatre . WAYNE , IND . Dear Sir : —We disc vour papers to the performers imitelv on their arrival each week . We d this paper as a material asset to usiness and fee ! that it is bound to do fnr vaudeville as a whole . loi vauu F E STOUDER , Mgr . Palace Theatre . IRTLAND , ORE . Dear Mr . Condon : -mic from the stage , having distributed V AUDEVILLE NEWS to the artists and wees I note a great deal of interest ink taken in it and they all look forlo receipt of each issue . W . W . ELY , Mgr . Loew s Hippodrome . BLUEFIELD , W . VA . Editor , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS : —We wish to say that your paper is the brightest and breeziestlittle sheet we have ever received . Keep up your good work as your paper is not only , interesting to vaudcvillians but will prove a treat to ...
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS MUST BE THEIR OWN CENSORS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 11 June 1920
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS MUST BE THEIR OWN CENSORS :- June 3 , 1920 . TO VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS : ¦ • . _ . There have been many letters received in the same vein as those , printed below . The managers have endeavored to explain to the artists that sooner or later it wont rest with the managers to eliminate undesirable remarks and songs—it will be entirely out of their hands . The artists believe that the managers are arbitrary and dictatorial as to cutting out material . These letters are printed that you may be advised as to what to expect in the very near future if you have anything in your act of an undesirable nature . Let us hope that the artists will see to it that the managers and the officials will have no opportunity in the future to criticise or condemn . ¦ ¦ - ¦ - - - E . F . ALBEE .