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TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 18 June 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Say , that isn t the tooth I wa &lt; • pulled . -., Dentist— Never mind , Im con ing to it . —New York American . I hear that Souds wife died 1 * night . Yes . thatfs the third ° he lost in ¦ four years . He si wives hain t got the staminy t » used to have . —Country Gentleman-
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 18 June 1920
N . V . A . NOTES Jennie Middleton , one of our \ M most charming members and ^ one of our newest brides , has just returned from her Orpheum tour and is a daily visitor at the club . In private life Miss Middleton is now Mrs . Nat Block . Charming little Irene Delroy and her fascinating mother have been w wf guests at the club most of the Y past , season , and they received a right royal welcome home when they returned Monday , after an engagement at the Maryland Theatre , Baltimore . She is one of the prominent features with Charlie King s new revue . One of the most delightful af fairs in the history of the club was the wedding dinner of Mr . and Mrs . George Brown , June 14 , 1919 . The following message was sent to William Stuart last Monday : Congratulations and best wishes to all the officers and members of the National Vaudeville Artists on this , our first anniversary . Mr . and Mrs . George N . Brown . There was much rejoicing around the club last week when the Liddy Broth...
MEZZANINE DINING ROOM AT THE N . V . A . CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 18 June 1920
MEZZANINE DINING ROOM AT THE N . V . A . CLUB Photo by White , New York City . This cozy little mezzanine dining room at the N . V . A . Club overlooks the spacious ball room and theatre and Is especially popular on dance or entertainment nights . It Is also where the famous Cheese Club , composed of New York theatrical critics , press agents and cartoonists , holds Its noon-day luncheons . It was on this balcony that the recent Overall movement was born at a Cheese club luncheon .
1 GS HAVE CHANGED ACCORDING TO ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
1 GS HAVE CHANGED ACCORDING TO ARTISTS anche of Letters From Acts ^ porting Better Conditions Everywhere perfect avalanche of letters been received recently by E . F . ie from artists in all parts of country , who tell of the won : nl change in conditions that is noticeable everywhere . Two hese , selected at random , may alien as a criterion of the rest . immins &amp; White , a team of bats , wrote from Syracuse , as nvs : No ., the acrobats , closing the v and working like lightning to in as many as possible , on ing off can best appreciate the forts of the theatre of today , climbing of three or four flights iairs to our dressing room . The ator takes us to our room and lake a shower in our own pribath room . At last we are enng vaudeville . It is . an outside sing room , with curtains on the , [ lows , carpets on the floors of rooms and halls . Everybody les , from . the manager who cks at our door to ask if we comfortable to the door- man &gt; thanks you when he...
STAGE HAS INFLUENCE ON HUMAN CHARACTER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
STAGE HAS INFLUENCE ON HUMAN CHARACTER Dean of Westminster Says Entertainment Plays Important Part in Church Work ; ( Reprinted from The Stoll Herold , house organ of the Stoll Theatres in England ); ; That the Stage has always exercised a great , influence on the character of . the people is beyond argument . The history of the Dramashows how , down to the Reformation , it was the handmaiden of the Church , and the mummer s art was used to . no small extent to enforce the lessons which the Church had to teach . With the-sweeping away of the monastic institutions and the reformation of the . religious practices , the Drama was ; divorced from , the . Church , and , since that time it has , stood by ; itself- . Reference was made to the subject recently : by the Dean of Westminster , when he received from the Actors : Church Union-an embroidered pall in memory of the members of . the theatrical profession who gave their lives , in the Great- War : The Dean ; said : This 1 national sh...
EMDE WINS $ 100 PRIZE IN PICTURE PUBLICITY CONTEST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
EMDE WINS $ 100 PRIZE IN PICTURE PUBLICITY CONTEST H . R . Emde , manager of Proctors theatre , Troy ,. N . Y . has been adjudged winner of the $ 100 cash prize- offered by Mr . J . J . Murdock to the manager of a Keith or Proctor house that used the best ex-. plpitation or advertising stunt in boosting the feature picture The ¦ -River s End . Seventeen theatres competed . Mr . Emdes - winning idea was a Sherlock Holmes contest , hi which 25 local merchants ¦ • offered ; prizes for the capture of Holmes , who was : called Bones . There , were over $ 300 worth of prizes , - and a membership in the Chamber , of . Commerce : . . Naturally everybody- in Troy -was interested , and the newspapers devoted liberal space • to the contest . Arthur Whitelaw ,: a vaudeville ; artist , impersonated Bones . ; The result was . that . the picture : rah a full week in a split week house— -the first picture that : ever did it—and broke all box office records for the theatre .
BRITISH VARIETY MAGNATE CABLES WELL WISHES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
BRITISH VARIETY MAGNATE CABLES WELL WISHES ( Cablegram ) London , England , June 22 , 1920 . Glenn Condon , Esq ., Editor , VAUDEVILLE NEWS , New York , N . Y . Have just read with interest THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . Anything which tends to produce a good understanding of one another amongst the personnel of the stage , both before and behind , the curtain , based on a desire . to procure for everyone concerned comfortable working conditions . inside the theatre and the esteem of the . general public ! as patrons of it must have a beneficial effect on the industry from every point of view . Insofar as your policy has this for its object , it deserves unqualified praise . Please convey my greetings to Mr . E . F . Albee and the other American managers who are working with him to improve conditions . . • - , r . - s SIR OSWALD STOLL .
THE GROUCH AND SLUGGARD MUST GO [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
THE GROUCH AND SLUGGARD MUST GO St . Louis , Mo :, June 9 th , 1920 . E ditor Vaudeville News : — I cannot but highly compliment Mr . Jack Bassett on his splendid article in the current issue of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , under the heading of Something You Know and Keep to . Yourself in which he . deals with the grouch and the sluggard . I am wholly in accord with his views . . 1 While-his type is gradually becoming extinct • . in the business , there still remains a few whom we are compelled to meet occasionally on our rounds of the circuits . The vicious snarling kind of house employee who hates , to see you coming . The kind who expostulates vulgarly and whose manners are offensive if you ask for a prop—for a carpet down—for a spot or cue or if you seek information from him as to where to eat or the way to the ; hotel . He lives in a miserable sphere of laziness and indifference . His props are dilapidated , his stage floor is dirty as are the dressing rooms ; the carpet you ask for i...
" GAMBLING BACK STAGE f BAD BUSINESS PROPOSITION [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
GAMBLING BACK STAGE f BAD BUSINESS PROPOSITION By TOM J . MYERS g Manager Pantages Theatre la Oakland , Cal . IS There surely can be no harm whiling away the time bct \ V ( shows in . a friendly game of ca : back stage , but , folks , there \ heap of- harm in it when it ta | the form of gambling . The In is that you do yourselves . I \ no brief . for the moral part o ( for I am sorry to say that I !« broken or at any rate have ft tured about all of the known lj of man and most of the comma ; ments in past years . • I am speaking of the liannH does to your act . You may M want to admit it but you knowl well as I , that when you get ii 9 a fascinating game of draw pofl or black jack , you are bound 9 neglect your act . You have \ little time to spend on costum scenery or material . You resentt warning call of the stage manaj and . -your time on the stage cam be short enough so that you n be able to run down stairs a again pick up the hand you w forced to lay down in a hurry . Now , fo...
STAGE CREWS HAVE THE SPIRIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
STAGE CREWS HAVE THE SPIRIT • Augusta , Ga ., June 9 , 1920 . Editor . Vaudeville News : — - I thought it may be of interest , and possibly prove of some value to write you of my recent experience wherein I think it partly shows what a great boon to our profession the recent reform , _ of all-round beneficial co-operation between manager , artist and stage crew , can become . I refer to the co-operative movement wherein every courtesy and consideration is shown the incoming artist by manager and stage crew . A couple of weeks ago -whileplaying the Delmar Time , which , we . are now on , I suffered a complete physical , break-down , caused thru nervousness and muscular rheumatism . I was incapacitated so that I could not proceed with my work of correcting and running the apparatus on which the Curzon Sisters perform . If this had happened at a time previous to this , when co-operation between manager ,-artist , and stage hands did not exist as strongly as it does now , then we would ...
TIPS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
TIPS Frank Franc and his baby grand cello offer the following pertinent remarks : Theatre managers should . instruct their employees not to abuse the artists photographs by running tacks through same in making lobby displays . Every nine out of ten sets of photos returned after an engagement are unfit to be used by the next manager . The photos are either full , of thumb-tack holes , torn or smeared with dirty fingers .. I take particular pride in sending in neat or new photos , or new ones are sent from the publicity department , only to find , in most cases , that the returned sets are unfit to -use a second time .
« l . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
« l . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS By AL GROSSMAN • n Ross , one of the N . V . A . catchers , has recovered from a ined ankle received while play- ^ ball and is again ready for , n Ben is doing a new singing talking act with Sam Burt , to lilled as Ross &amp; Burt in , Ridand Jokes . arry Armstrong and Eddie cefield , of the baseball team • e in their new act and just as predicted they put it over with as much pep as they play base We wish them good luck . nother one of -our conscientious -players , and also the joy of the 1 , better known as Slew-Foot Liver-Lip Jack Gobrecht has i signed by Lewis &amp; Gordon for rlie Mack s big-time act , FightThe Flames . iarry Packard , whom we . all w is playing wonderful ball , is : arsing his new single . A chip of the old block .. - own in the pool room you can A-l pool and billiard artists also comedy to your heart s lent . Jimmie Alloz is a frequent tor . He shoots a nasty cue . lie Solar has a hard time hitting mark , but w...
FRANK JONES WINNER OF GOLF TOURNAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
FRANK JONES WINNER OF GOLF TOURNAMENT Celebrities of Keith and Orpheum Circuits Play Third Annual Competition . The third annual golf tournament of the K-O ( Keith and Orpheum ) Club was run- off at The Mount Vernon Club , Mount Vernon , N . Y ., last -week . It was the- most successful of all the three tournaments and brought out some very fine , golf in thedifferent matches . This year a new champion came to the fore .- A . Frank Jones won both the qualifying round and the final in the championship , with Frank Vincent as runner-up . The winning of ; the medal and the championship . by the same man is one of the unusual happenings in golf and all , through . the tournament Mr . Jones demonstrated a- very superior brand of golf . His handicap will necessarily be lowered next season in order-to make the competition more equal . The final round between Mr . Jones and • Vincent brought out some excellent golf . Mr . Vincent was shooting a forty for the first nine holes and at the elev...
HOW NOT TO PLAY GOLF [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
HOW NOT TO PLAY GOLF By CHARLES L . FLETCHER ( The Original VaudevillecGolfer ) After the beginner has read all the book says about Howto Play Golf , then : If he has carefully followed all the rules of conduct laid downhe will have progressed so far in the royal and ancient pastime that it will . be well to consult ; the - club professional , whogives lessons and sells cliibs and balls . ¦ He , being young and strong and physically flexible , will show you how to make the strokes . You , being older , awkward and stiff , will find all the faults to be in the club and the ball . To correct the faults , buy new clubs -and change balls every day until by practice you obtain the results desired . This will please you and prove to the professional that he is a good intructor . You will how be ready to challenge Harry Vardon and Charlie Irwin .. Don t forget that business is the ruin of the average golfer . - Never let the desire to make money interfere with your golf . What s the use of...
MANAGER-GOLFERS ARE CHALLENGED BY N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
MANAGER-GOLFERS ARE CHALLENGED BY N . V . A . The Theatrical managers Golf Tournament which was played at Mt . Vernon last week , created such widespread interest in the theatrical field that a number ofN . V . A . members called on Mr . Chesterfield , Secretary of : the N . -V . A ., and suggested that a Golf Club be organized . . Mr . Chesterfield , thinking that this would be a splendid diversion for N . V . A . members , immediately formed a , committee consisting of Chas . L . Fletcher , Chas Irwin , Jack Kennedy and Boyce Cbombe , the latter as chairman , to take charge of-.. the details of-the club . All games are to be played in the vicinity of New York . • When this club is completely organized , several interesting ., games will be arranged between the N . V . A . and the winners of the Managers Tournament for the week of . July 12 th . . . N „ . V . A . members desiring to join this club and participate in the games-. are - requested . to apply to any of the above mention...
HEARD AT THE MT . VERNON LINKS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
HEARD AT THE MT . VERNON LINKS Jack Kennedy : Gee—I ve got a rotten caddie . I think he is half witted . Chas . Leonard Fletcher : I ve got the other half . Harvey Watkins : Say , Carl , what did you make on this hole ? Carl Lothrop : It s my turn to ask . T . Gordon Bostock : Say , Caddy , what club shall I use to get on that green ? Caddy : It makes no difference to me . Dan Hennessey said the only time Eddie Keller and Ray Meyers held their heads still was when the photographer took their pictures . I Jimmie Plunkett : Say , Caddg Ive missed every shot I ve trite with my brassie , mashie and mifj iron ; what shall I take now ? Caddy : Take the 4 : 20 homt Martin Beck : I didnt raise n head to be a golfer . J
PLAYERS IN THE THIRD ANNUAL TOURNAMENT , K-O GOLF ASSOC 1 ATION [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
PLAYERS IN THE THIRD ANNUAL TOURNAMENT , K-O GOLF ASSOC 1 ATION —Photo by White Studio , N . ti This exclusive photograph made for THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS was taken at the Mt . Vernon Country Club on the opening day of the third annual toum : ment of the Keith-Orpheum golf association , and includes a majority of the players , although several participants were on the links or elsewhere at the time u ) therefore could not be rounded up by the photographer . Those In the bottom row , sitting , from left to right , are : Clark Brown , Max Hart , Harvey L . Watkin Reed Albee , Frank Jones ( winner of the championship cup ) , Edward Keller and Charles Anderson . Center row , left to right : Fred Schanberger , Dan F . He nessey , James Plunkett , Nlort Singer , Walter Vincent , Frank Vincent , Carleton Hoagland and Ray Myers . Top row , left to right : L . E . Thompson , A . J . Vr Bueren , J . T . McCaddon ( guest ) , B . Kahane , Martin Beck , E . G . Lauder , Jr ., Charles Bierbauer , Har...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
The above trophies were awarded to the winners In the Keith-Orpheum annual golf turnament held last week . The championship cup Is said by experts to W the finest ever played for In any tournament . Thi . trophies , reading from left to right , and the winners of each , are as follows : _ Winner s Cup , Class B , Clark Brown ; Runner-Up Cup , Class * A , Frank W . Vincent ; Booby Spoon , qualifying round , Edward S . Keller ; Champ lonsniP Cup , A . Frank Jones ; Medal , winner qualifying round , A . Frank Jones ; Winner s Cup , Class C , James McKowen ; Runner-Up Cup , Class B , L . E . Thompson . Other prizes , not shown In the picture are as follows : - - ¦ . „_ ,-.. ... « „„* . Dozen golf balls , runner up , Class C , Carl D . Lothrop ; Iron Club , runner up , qualifyng round , Lee Muckenfuss ; Ivory faced drivers for winners of can , aolatlon matches In each class , Harvey L . Watkins ( other two yet to be played at time this was written ) .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
= V A ^ D ^ lf E N ^ s ¦ voted exclusively to Vaudeville d all those connected with same . ILISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK ALACE THEATRE BUILDING 1564 Broadway , New York City INN CONDON . Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION te News Is distributed free to artmanagers , theatre employees and others connected with Vaudeville he United States and Canada . If find It Impossible to obtain your / through the theatres , write us we will place your name on a sepe mailing list . Artists who do not copies available each week in the itres they play are urged to notify giving name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING o advertising of any kind will be epted for publication in The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS s not assume responsibility for InIdual contributions appearing in se columns , nor should statements earing In same necessarily be taken . the policy of this paper or Its spons . Contributions of interest to the idevllle world are solicited , but the name and address of the correndent should be appended . ...