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THE MANAGERS' FORUM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
THE MANAGERS FORUM INTEREST By W . DAYTON WEGEFARTH If a thing s worth while doing , it s worth whiledoing well , is a slogan that , is applicable to every undertaking . If .. a person has- a real , genuine heart-interest in the task at hand , that task is certain to be ; well done , no matter what it may be . It is interest that begets perfection always—not merely , interest in the effect ; that the undertaking will bring to the doer , but rather the effect and the good that others will derive . . It isn ! t easy to subordinate self below others , but until we are able to do so our work will never reach further than ourselves ; o . ur attainments will be short-lived and our entire-life-struc 1 ture weak . Mr . and Mrs . Jimmy Barry have played . Keith s here in Syracuse twice this season and I learned from them something that their fellpw artists might well take unto themselves and make a part of their lives , and that something is interest in the task at hand . Both these artists ...
YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
YOU TELL EM FROM KATE ELINORE : The New York Giants understand vaudeville so well that they are fighting hard to remain next to last ! FROM JAMES B . REILLY : You tell em ; Standard , I m no Oil Can . FROM BRINDAMOUR : You tell em , Acrobat , it s my next Turii . You tell : em , Cigarette , I m all Lit Up . You tell em , Toreador , ydu-can throw the . Bull . Youtell . em , Satchel ,, I ve-got the Grip . Pou telliem . -Cucuinber , I m Pickled . Yoii , tell . em . Lobster , I m a Crab . You tell em , Turtle , Im in my Shell . FROM JIMMIE SMITH : You tell em , Lowden , rI m Wood . You tell em , Oscar , Im Wilde . You tell em , Soda , while Ice Cream . You tell cni , Pigeon , I m a Stool . You tell em , :-August , I ¦ May . You tell em , June , and don t July . Yon tell em , Peanut , while I Pop Corn . You tell cm , Undertaker , Im Near Bier . FROM BOBBY PEARCE : You tell em , Roscoe , what Ails ; you . Ybii tell em ,: Elevator , you Brought Me Up . FROM BEN LYNN : You tell -em , Table ...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
EDITORIAL KEEP COOL . fore vaudeville theatres will be ining this summer than ever , bee . In addition to the many v houses that have been opened ce the war . there is the added t that a smaller percentage of : atres are closing for the summer m in past seasons . Managers re come to realize that amusent is something for which there 10 particular season . Of course , mailer percentage of the theatreing population attends the theain summer than in winter , but lerever the heat is not too inise and the population sufficient large to make it profitable , the uses will operate straight ough the hot spell . This should encouraging news to artists , for nle all of us would like to spend : torrid season vacationing on the ishore , we cannot always do so . is estimated that there are pracally as many vaudeville performs laying off the year-round as ere are working . If this , is true en there is only one . way to put e idle artists to work , and that to build more theatres . ^ - This is g do...
WITH THE OLD TIMERS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
WITH THE OLD TIMERS Frank Ephraim sends in the following anecdote : While playing the Sullivan and Considine circuit in 1914 , we broke a jump between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City by playing a small but progressive town in Utah . They had a large and beautiful theatre , and- played the S . &amp; C . road shows one night a week . T happened to be on the opening bill , and one incident that occured there struck me as very furiy . A sketch team had given the stage ; manager their cues for the curtain calls , etc ., and instructed him to give but TWO CURTAINS at the finish of the . act . When the sketch was over the s . m . rang down the olio and the asbestos—together !
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY My father weighed only four pounds when he was born . Good heavens ! Did he live ? —Harvard Lampoon , Cambridge . Teacher 7 T- Jphh , your . mouth is open . , .. * ; ; . .. .. , Yes , Teacher ,. I ; know it . I opened it . ^ Widpw , . Cornell Univ ., Ithaca .- flobbs wanted a phonograph and his wife wanted , a pianola . How did they settle it ? Say ! Aren t you married ? —Boston ( Mass . ) Transcript .
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by TfeJiteiarpDgpst PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , INC . Distributed by Path 6 Consumers ought to organize a self-protection league , with the goat as its emblem . —Los ^ Angelcs Times . Wearing overalls over a sixteen . dollar silkshirtmay be good . comedy , but it won t bring home the bacon . —Columbia ( S .. C . ) Record . A law requiring that all shoes be made of leather might help some to relieve the paper shortage . —Columbia Record . -Doctor— Do you ever- go to bed with cold feet ? - . Patient— No sir , I m a bachelor . —Regina ( Sask . ) Post . To drug clerk : ¦ Give me some talcum powder . Mennen s ? No ; Wimmen s . . —Yale ( N . H . ) Record . Speaking , of thrills , did you ever experience the sensation of having operator . give you , your right number the very first time ? —Nashville ( Tenn . ) Banner . At Employment Agency Have you any cooks on hand ? Yes , six . Ask em to look me over and see if there is one that I might suit . —Kansas City Journ...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
PERSONALITIES Mr . Puerl Wilkerson , late manager of Winston s Water Lions , has opened a picture studio in Los Angeles and will devote his time to directing short comedy films featuring Jim Savo , the comedian . By a peculiar coincidence in booking , Singer s Midgets who were originally imported to this country seven years ago by Loney Haskell when he was booking manager at Hammersteins Victoria Theatre , New York , made their initial appearance on the Orpheum Circuit week of June 13 th , at Orpheum Theatre , Omaha , on the same bill with Haskell who is now presenting a monologue . The Midgets are getting three times the salary they received when they first appeared in America . , T : hey are booked for three consecutive years on the Orpheum time . Tom Patricola was compelled to cancel his engagement at the Colonial , New York ,, week of the 14 th , on the advice of his physician . While playing a few weeks ago in one of the Keith houses , Miss Moore the . dancing partner of Mr . P...
I PUBLICITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
I PUBLICITY One of the cleverest theatre adg . vertising booklets we have eveI seen has been issued by B . fj Keiths theatre , Boston . It is calW The Center of the Things . I . well-written style it describes &gt; the historic points of interest in tht city , and then , in a conversation * manner , calls attention to the center of things , which ; of course , , ! Keith s . It contains interest ^ data regarding ; the architecture ol the theatre , • notables who hajj played there ; and so on . It is f e printed , with marginal illustration ! that set off the text splendid ) There are no advertisements , n . 0 anything on the front cover to i dicate its nature . Anyone vty picks up a copy is bound to read through .
ORPHEUM NOTES FROM LOS ANGELES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
ORPHEUM NOTES FROM LOS ANGELES Will M . Cressy has an engagement lo talk at a luncheon every day this- week and several next week . As a foe to old H . C . L ., Cressy leads all- the Orpheum bunch by several laps . Yet he seems in tremendous demand , even by-the clubs that have heard him before , which is evidence that his flow . of . words ., is by no means diminished . Ernestine Myers and Paisley Noon will dissolve partnership here after the Orpheum engagement . closes Sunday . She will go to New York to join William Rock s big revue there , and Noon will take a good rest here . - Vie Quinn , the jazz dancer who closed at the Orpheum . Sunday night , has dissolved her company , and will hie herself back to dearold . New York . for -a new season . The boys will , likely form a new act and proceed to tour the circuit , with another girl featured .- Uttle Hilda 1 Hyde , the bride of Flashes , said a tearful good-bye to her athletic husband , George Rinaldo , just 24 hours after Ihey ...
PANTABES PARAGRAPHS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
PANTABES PARAGRAPHS By WALTER WINCHELL ( Pantages Road Show No . 151 ) I . oaferstwho insisted upon annoying girls working at the Pantages . theatre in Tacoma were reprimanded by a patrolman . Hereafter a policeman will be on duty at the stage entrance each night to escort the ladies home . The-split week at Walla . Walla has been discontinued on account of . poor business . Hereafter acts will jump from Spokane toYakima for the first half . Road shows heretofore have received four-sevenths for Yakima . Now they will only receive threesevenths , as they will have no Sunday there . Seattle is the next stand after Yakima . Alexander Pantages is still in Los Angeles , waiting to attend the . opening of his new theatre there . The new policy of continous shows , with a feature photoplay , at Tacoma , will cease luly 1 . The old policy will then go into effect . . . ¦* Are . you a Shriner ? is the question in Portland tliis week . And how proud • one ; . must feel to answer , YesI This a...
TRANSFER YOUR TROUBLES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
TRANSFER YOUR TROUBLES There are many petty anno ; m ances that confront you hourljlj when you are back from the roisfl and arranging your time for ntM season . _ Mostly small things , mail be , but in the aggregate they woi on your nerves , and upset - yoS If you know how , it is a simplS matter to transfer many of thenH and eliminate others . j | The Times Square district ill about the busiest theatrical sectiofi in the United-States—but there J a haven of rest and comfort tluf has been wisely located right th « S —arid for you . And you can malll use of it , every department of ill if you want to . _ Is There you have an informatioi | bureau , telephones , • all the officii equipment that you could have il your private office ; rest roonii wash rooms , reading rooms , will all the . trade papers , newspaptt and periodicals ; cafeteria , grill , din | ing room ; the best barber shop New York ; and about everythimi you could ask for—and everythinl first class . , And when you are u...
BOYS' BAND HELPS MAKE MANY CHILDREN HAPPIER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
BOYS BAND HELPS MAKE MANY CHILDREN HAPPIER The B . F . Keiths Boys band has had a busy two weeks , culminating with their annual field day last Sunday . One of their most enjoyable concert s recently was on Monday , June 14 , when they played in Central Park at the annual outing for , the crippled children of New . York , held under auspices of the Philanthropic Societies of New York . On Tuesday ; June 8 , they played for the Kindergarten Festival in Sheep . Meadow at Central Park , where annually , the children of the kindergartens of the city schools get together and hold their outing . They then went to the north meadow of the . park and played for the children of the Hebrew Sheltering Society , and enlivened with , their ; music and aprogram of singing these unfortunate tots . On Saturday , June 12 , they played for the Jonas Bronck Community Center of the Bronx , at which 10 , 000 children / were given an outing by the Nejy York City charity associations ; • In the afternoon t...
VAUDEVILLE BILL OF 1879 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
VAUDEVILLE BILL OF 1879 OTE : —Through the courtesy of the well &gt; wn old-time performer , Mr . Al Fostelle , Atlantic City , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS enabled to reproduce some . priceless ^ varf programs of former days , the first of series being shown herewith . The fol- ; mg description is by Mr . Fostelle . — itor . ) The Brooklyn Volks Garden ogram for August 25 , 1879 , is an ll-Star Bill . Every act is a headier , from top to bottom . Next Tony Pastors it was one of nerica s leading . Variety theatres , tn a sad history attached to it . On December S , 1876 , the hor- &gt; le Brookl yn Theatre fire occured . * te Claxton was starring at the ne in The Two Orphans . In dtion to Burroughs &amp; Murdock , ° of the leading actors , 287 rsons lost their lives . One hurled and fifty of the unidentified Jies were buried in a big trench Greenwood cemetery . The Rev . enry Ward Beecher preached the neral oration . 1 ne theatre was built by . Mr . and r f i ** • Con...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A .-having a splendid department for that purpose . Managers . ; throughout . the country , as well as booking offices and others , are urged . to send : all their :- dead letters to this office ! from time to time . We will sort and file them arid publish the list . No letter is listed more than one . time . ; . Inwriting-, for . a letter , be sure and allow plenty , of time . for it to reach you on your route , . and . when convenient , enclose self-addressed envelope . Do . not write the „ N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Address . / THE VAUDEVlLLE . NEWSj l ? 6 ? Broadway , . New .. York , N .. Y . Adams , Billy &amp; Edith : Adolphus ,- ; Mons .:. . Alexander , Newton , Anderson , , Mr . . Parker ; . Andre , Mr . A . . .. Andrews , James Archong , Mr . James : Ai nbld &amp; Taylor . Aubrey , Miss ...
THE MORNING'S MAIL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
THE MORNINGS MAIL New York , June 14 th . Editor , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS : —Wc realize that we arc not the only ones who ^ Jiavc had the pleasure of playing Proctor s 125 th Street Theatre , but we feel in duty bound to write and show our great appreciation of the treatment we received during our stay of three days , which was so nleafant that it really seemed like three hours , and we regretfully departed . From the moment you enter the stage door you sense the atmosphere of good fellowship , from the general manager to the affable doorman ,-who greets you with a smile . Then , after your first performance up comes dear little Kitty to your dressing room with refreshments . The stage manager is one of those whole-souled fellows who makes you feel as though you had known him for years and the rest of the crew are a jovial bunch of good boys . In fact , reading between the lines , one can see ^ that the ideas of the managers of the country are being well carried out . We should all co-...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
HABKJNJSBACK ooklynVolksTheatre . » unMAN MAXAUEB 3 AND PtlOPKIElOKS ^ jgffilV- : ¦ . nday , August 25 th . 1873 sgDVRllia TUB WERH . &gt; ENING PRO GRAMME lucipry Cnrt ° Prof Jultm Vogitr and Orchestra Dartion of tUc entertainment ^ 111 commence with the Kro » t « t ol all HmfienUl Bar performers , LSON CUBBY a 9 » lsted b ? GEO . A . HALL . cjown ID their suptrb performance nn the P ubU Bars . ha l 7 erl ( M Burlesque Artist , Ott » rlo *» rFostelle , it-lmge ot Song ¦»&lt;* funny wjlD ( n , Including bis Inimitable liatiun of * Serlo-Comlc VQ alist s lirst appearance in public JTeTomidf Badgul , six-x * sr ETj 3 LHxnr ( ID SOURS , DMCCS , 6 » jin &gt; -B und Comic reflectlona . bTiicitiowledged Queen of tierlo-Ooralo Voc * Us : a lss Jennie Huftho ; , ifollowiipffftnsoler repertoire , 1 . Tlw Fair Hungarian und liiif BulK « rUn . ( comlc &gt; . 2 . I m sorry the Times are B B Hard , a . Topical gongs . Jxiliexi ck , rx &lt; X BtXAfKeeT In i...
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 25 June 1920
N . V . A . NOTES Mrs . R . G . Knowles has ar- \ N rived at Vancouver after a trip * to the Orient , and has written for a reservation at trie club . Dave Thursby writes that he has arrived at Manchester , England , where he will spend his vacation . Janet Martine , Janet of France , is visiting her old home in Alsace . She returns in August to resume her vaudeville tour . Mr . and Mrs . Horace Wright ( Wright and Deitrich ) entertained a party of friends at the club last week . Among the number w . ere Mrs . W . H . Barrett of Arlington , N . J ., and Mrs . C . E . Barrett of Philadelphia . Harry Von Tilzer , of tin-pan alley , is one of our M most enthusiastic members and a frequent visitor . Jack Rose is dividing his time between the club and the GobeTheatre where he is one of the features , with George White s revue . John W . Mangels has just returned from a tour of nine months . He is now doing a double act with Florence Delmar . The N . V . A . has aways been a favorite plac...