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NEW WILD WEST SKETCH [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
NEW WILD WEST SKETCH A Play of the West , produced by Mr . Hornbrooke , of Cheyenne Days fame , was produced for the first time Monday evening , at the Eighty-sixth Street theater . A Play of the West has a cast of nine characters , including a genuine roper . The finale of the act discloses a race track with three live horses coming along the stretch . The effect is extremely realistic and met with the approval of the audience . It looks as though Mr . Hornbrooke has a winner in this act .
THEATER BURNED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
THEATER BURNED CONCORD , N . H ., Dec . 9 . —The Globe theater was destroyed by fire last night , the loss being over $ 35 , 000 . The house was to have reopened on Dec . 11 , with vaudeville , the talent to have been furnished by a Boston firm . There were no fatalities as the house was not occupied at the time the fire started .
NEWS OF THE ORDER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
NEWS OF THE ORDER Meeting Held Tuesday Evening , December 12 The subscription to New Building bonds has reached $ 10 , 000 , half of which is paid in cash , the balance to be paid on account . It is expected that actual building will begin Jan . 1 , as architects specifications are almost completed , leaving nothing but the contractors bids to be passed upon and placed . The J . C . Morris suit and the directors conclusion of action in baggage difficulties are printed in other parts of this issue of THE PLAYER . Brother Cooke announced the edict of the Board of Directors to begin a fight against the Sunday performance abuse . A deluge of letters have been received from members protesting against the abolition of this practice , claiming they depended solely upon this day for livelihood , but it has been decided that the very few who probably do support this theory ( giving the managers an opportunity to make acts play Sunday night in New York City , brought in from all parts of N . ...
W. R. A. U. PROTECTIVE INTERESTS ARE DEMONSTRATED IN THE EAST [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
W. R. A. U. PROTECTIVE INTERESTS ARE DEMONSTRATED IN THE EAST The action of the Rhode Island Courts , favorable to the White Rats Actors Union of America in a case where a manager was the defendant has been the subject of interested discussion in eastern vaudeville circuits during the past few days . The following letter , written by the plaintiff in the case , is self explanatory and sets forth in detail the importance of the Courts decision : NEW YORK CITY , Dec . 9 , 1911 . BOARD OF DIRECTORS , W . R . A . U . OF A . BROTHER RATS AND GENTLEMEN : It is with sincere pleasure that I report to you the outcome of the case of J . C . Morris ( Rismor ) v . W . S . Davis et al ., an action to recover $ 450 salary due on contract . After the defendants in this action had fallen back upon their rights and demanded a trial by jury , I had serious fears that by some tricky llltaiO 1 lain Ul \ lllL # ^ ia KJI . L 11 C ^^ . J Ui J might be safely considered to be on the side of Davis , and rea...
NEW VAUDEVILLE HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
NEW VAUDEVILLE HOUSE TRENTON , N . J ., Dec . 12 . —Contracts have been entered into between George F . Fish , lessee and manager of the newBroad Street theater and William Morris , of New York , whereby vaudeville will be played at that house instead of stock productions . The change will take place on Dec . 18 , the Forepaugh stock company then going out of existence and vaudeville taking its place . There will be five acts played , with a change of bill in the middle of the week . Three shows daily will be given . At the Taylor opera house vaudeville was put on for the last three days of last week and this gave rise to the rumor that this house would also play vaudeville hereafter . This has been contradicted by Montgomery Moses , manager of that house . He states that vaudeville was only put in at that time to fill a gap , caused by the cancelation of some companies and that the Taylor is well booked with first-class attractions until the end of the season and will not play vaud...
GAY NEW YORK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
GAY NEW YORK Charles Barton will send on the road beginning Dec . 25 an entire new version of Gay New York , opening in Norfolk , Va ., and playing ten weeks of the Jake Wells time through the South . After that the company will go to the Coast . The production will be a complete one , and entirely new , both in the way of scenery and costumes . Many beautiful electrical effects will be introduced and the complete production will be a first-class Broadway creation . The cast has been picked with care and excellent people have been secured on account of so many companies closing . it will include 1 nomas J . Orady , Joe C . Burnes , Lee G . Hollen , Samuel West , Chas . Kirchner , Harry Wood and John Davis , to look after the male characters , while Wanda Stuart , Julia Calhoun , Ella Wilson and Ella Creighton will play the principal female roles . The Trocadero Trio and the Wood Sisters have also been engaged as added features . Others in the company will include Edyth Imeu , Laura ...
VINCENT BRYAN LOSES WIFE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
VINCENT BRYAN LOSES WIFE On Dec . 12 Justice Erlanger deprived Vincent Bryan , the celebrated songwriter , of a wife in exactly ten seconds , when he signed a decree of divorce for Mrs . Rae Selwyn Bryan , from the lyric writer . Mrs . Bryan is a sister of Edgar Selwyn , the dramatic author , and she had sundry tales of Vincent s wandering from the paths of righteousness . He made no defense and the papers were therefore signed . Provision has been made for the maintainance and education of Florence Bryan , the seven-year-old daughter of the mismated pair .
MANAGER DEAD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
MANAGER DEAD GLOVERSVILLE , N . Y ., Dec . 9 . —Larry L . Belgarde , manager of the Belgarde stock company , died in the Elk s room of the Latour hospital , in this city , last night . The immediate cause of death was heart trouble , he having been stricken when his company arrived from Rutland , Vt ., a few days ago . Mr . Belgarde was a native of Susquehanna , Pa ., and his body will be taken there for interment . He was well known as a repertoire manager , having had his own companies on the road for years .
F . C . WHITNEY SUED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
F . C . WHITNEY SUED Anna Gura-Hummel is suing Fred C . Whitney for $ 10 , 000 for breach of contract , and Hermann Gura is suing him for $ 3 , 000 , for the same cause . The two singers were engaged in June , 1911 , for a tour of the United States , to last twenty weeks . They were engaged to sing the leading roles in Richard Strauss opera and did play for a time in London . When they arrived in this country Mr . Whitney canceled the contracts , stating that he could not secure theaters in which to produce the opera . Mr . Whitney has stated that he spent $ 65 , 000 for scenery and costumes for the opera , which he was unable to present .
ELKS MINSTREL SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
ELKS MINSTREL SHOW Brooklyn Lodge of Elks , No . 22 , are arranging to give an amateur minstrel show at the Academy of Music on Feb . 4 . It will be the biggest minstrel company that has ever appeared on the stage , over 100 in the chorus and 30 in the _ orchestra . Numerous novel specialties will be provided and there will be a number of odd features . The company are now rehearsing under the direction of Geo . Botsford , of Jerome H . Remick &amp; Co .
MARC ANSWERS FANNIE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
MARC ANSWERS FANNIE In the United States Circuit Court Marc Klaw , the theatrical manager , has made an answer in the suit brought against him by Fannie Ward Lewis for breach of contract . His answer states that the contract entered into was canceled by mutual agreement , but that he had always been ready to enter into a new contract with the actress , on just as favorable terms at the old contract .
A NEW UNCLE TOM [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
A NEW UNCLE TOM EVANSVILLE , Ind ., Dec . 11 . —The Press Club of this city gave a performance of Uncle Toms Cabin last week that was entirety novel and unique . Many of the serious scenes were burlesqued , and many local gags and allusions were worked in . The affair was a huge success .
NOW EDITH DENIES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
NOW EDITH DENIES Edith Taliaferro , who is the star of Rebecca of Sunnyside Farm , has telegraphed an emphatic denial of the newspaper story that she was engaged to marry Charles Eastman , Jr ., a real estate operator of New York City . The story was wired to Miss Taliaferro , who was playing in St . Louis , and she wired back , Report absolutely without foundation . Have no intention of committing professional suicide at present .
ACTOR TO PLAY SANTA CLAUS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
ACTOR TO PLAY SANTA CLAUS A prominent actor , now playing at one of New Yorks theaters , will enact the role of Santa Claus at the annual festivities to be given for the entertainment of children working on the stage , to be held on Dec . 31 . Six hundred dollars have been appropriated from the Stage Childrens Fund to purchase gifts and refreshments for the children who will attend .
A DIFFERENT SHADOWGRAPH ACT AT LAST [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
A DIFFERENT SHADOWGRAPH ACT AT LAST Marcou does a novelty shadowgraph act , introducing many new and comical shadows which get the audience from the start . He carries a special drop and works in full view of the audience where all can see just how he produces his mirthful creations . As a shadowgraphist , in the artistic and comedy part of it , he is an expert . _
EAMES COULD NOT SING [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
EAMES COULD NOT SING BOSTON , Dec . 9 . —Madame Eames , who was scheduled to sing in La Tosca , on Thursday was unable to appear on account of a sudden and severe attack of influenza . She is now confined to her rooms at a local hotel and attending physicians claim that she will not be able to leave here for two weeks . The changeability of the climate in this town is responsible for her illness .
GRAND AMUSEMENT CO . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
GRAND AMUSEMENT CO . CAMDEN , N . J ., Dec . 10 . —The Grand Amusement Co ., of Philadelphia , has been incorporated here with a capital of $ 500 , 000 . It . purposes to carry on general amusement business . The incorporators are J . P . Murray , F . A . Kuntz and J . D . Baker of this city .
WILL DEFY THE RAH ! RAHS ! [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
WILL DEFY THE RAH ! RAHS ! Liebler &amp; Co . have decided to devote the last week of the American tour of the Irish Players to a series of engagements in six college towns located in the states of Ohio , Indiana , Illinois and Michigan . Most of these performances will be given at the invitation and under the auspices of the universities themselves . The week preceding this jaunt through the seats of learning in the Middle West , Lady Gregory will . make the same trip , delivering lectures on the origin and object of the movement that produced the Irish Players , and the achievements of the company since its organization . Later Lady Gregory will cover the same ground once more , in charge of her proteges , presenting , in the main , bills made up of the shorter plays of Synge , Yeats and herself .
BELASCO WANTS PLAYHOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
BELASCO WANTS PLAYHOUSE CHICAGO , Dec . 13 . —David Belasco will acquire an interest of some kind in one of Chicago s thriving theaters . Mr . Belasco himself says so . Before going East last week he stated that the first thing he intended doing on reaching New York was to open negotiations for acquiring a Chicago playhouse . He further stated he would much prefer to purchase an interest in one of Chicagos theaters , but failing in that , he would get control of a representative house even if it became necessary to build one .
COOKE IN CHICAGO [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
COOKE IN CHICAGO John M . Cooke , who has been making the West his home for the past five years , has again made a change of . base and is still headed east . He was manager of John Corts , Moore theater , in Seattle , for two years and then managed the Sullivan &amp; Considine Empress theater in the same city . A few weeks ago he gave up that position to accept the management of Pantages in Denver and now again has transferred his allegiance back to the Sullivan &amp; Considine Empress theater in Chicago . He succeeded James Lee as manager there .