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NEW FOX THEATER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
NEW FOX THEATER The Riverside theater , one of the latest to be added to the Fox circuit , in and about New York , opened Dec . 9 to a house that overflowed and everybody was enthusiastic over the many beautiful appointments of the theater and its magnificent decorations . It is situated at 96 th street and Broadway , in a section where there are but few theaters and the auspicious opening indicates that it will have a successful career
ANDY IS A PAPA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
ANDY IS A PAPA Mrs . Andy Rice , wife of the comedian , gave birth to a ten-pound baby boy on Sunday , December 10 , at the New Sunshine Sanitarium , Bath Beach . Mother and child are doing well , and Andy is fast recovering from the many hearty handshakes he received from his friends .
MOVIES PLEASE KAISER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
MOVIES PLEASE KAISER BERLIN , Dec . 9 . —Emperor William is a devotee of the moving picture craze , and at his palace , at Potsdam , has exhibitions of all the latest films . In a recent interview . he stated that the motion pictures which had been taken of the cruise of one of his war vessels were the best pictures ever taken . He said : Such pictures really hold the mirror up to nature , and are more convincing than all despatches received from ambassadors and more credible than the telegrams the newspapers publish . The theatrical managers of this city , who had started a movement to get the Emperor to put a ban on moving pictures , on the ground that they were not conducive to public morals , have stopped the protest since they have read this interview with the Emperor .
SHOW FOR SHUT-INS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
SHOW FOR SHUT-INS James L . Barry gave a program of vaudeville , at the New York City Reformatory of Misdemeandants on Thanksgiving Day and repeated the bill at the Branch Work House . All of the performers volunteered their services and Commissioner P . A . Whitney was so pleased with the efforts of the performers that he gave them a big dinner , with cigars and other things to follow . The program was made up of Keene , Art Rice , Prof . Forrest , Three of Us , Nelson , Oswald &amp; Bogart , John Murray , Lambert &amp; Williams , Mike Scott , Hazel Richmond , Geo . W . Reynolds and Kitty Morris . Fred . Hylands presided at the piano .
ROBERT CHANLER SETTLES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
ROBERT CHANLER SETTLES Robert Winthrop Chanler , husband of Lina Cavalieri , returned from Europe last week and admitted that he had been abroad in order to make a settlement with his wife . Two days after his return from the trip he mortgaged a portion of his real estate holdings in New York City , and it is stated that this money will be paid to his wife in settlement . In three or four months , divorce will be granted to the prima donna .
REVIVING OLD SONGS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
REVIVING OLD SONGS Honey Boy George Evans , with his minstrel show , is reviving some of the old songs , including his own early success , Just Tell Them That You Saw Me . In vaudeville J . Aldrich Libbey is again restoring to popularity the song which he was first to sing , After the Ball . J
MRS . REEVES ENTERTAINS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
MRS . REEVES ENTERTAINS Mrs . Al . Reeves , wife of the burlesque manager , has retired from the stage and is living at her home in Brooklyn . Last week she gave a reception to her friends , which was largely attended . Among those present were Assistant District Attorney Herbert Elder and his wife , Mr . and Mrs . Archie Ellis , Mr . and Mrs . Sam . Scribner , Mrs . Andy Lewis , Mr . and Mrs . William Campbell ( Rose Sydell ) , Phil and Crissie Sheridan , and William and James Hyde . Mrs . Reeves is to entertain frequently during the winter
PICTURE HOUSE TO OPEN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
PICTURE HOUSE TO OPEN CHICAGO , Dec . 13 . —Despite complaints which are being lodged with Building Commissioner Henry . . Ericsson by persons in the neighborhood of 1962 Lawrence Ave . against the opening by Simon Swanson of a new five-cent theater , the building will be permitted to open . The plans meet the requirements of the city ordinance , according to the building commissioner , and he therefore will not interfere with the construction work .
TO WED MUSIC PUBLISHER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
TO WED MUSIC PUBLISHER CHICAGO , Dec . 12 . —Miss Billie Bush , a member of the Ben Welch Burlesquers , playing the Star and Garter theater , left the cast on Saturday morning and hastened to New York where she is to become the bride of James Kendis , a member of the music publishing firm of Kendis &amp; Paley . She has promised to rejoin the show when it plays the Columbia theater here some two months hence .
COLUMBUS HOUSE LEASED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
COLUMBUS HOUSE LEASED COLUMBUS , O ., Dec . 11 . —The Southern theater has been leased by Harry O . Stubbs , the director of the stock company , which has been playing at that house . The theater will now be managed by Mr . Stubbs and Edward Mackay , the leading man of the stock company .
PICTURE HOUSE BURNED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
PICTURE HOUSE BURNED NANTICOKE , Pa ., Dec . 6 . —A fire in the largest moving picture house in this city totally destroyed the building . The theater was situated in Keystone Hall , and a number of professional business men lost their effects . The damage will amount to $ 22 , 000 .
MOVIES TO BE REGULATED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
MOVIES TO BE REGULATED The commission appointed by Mayor Gaynor of New York to regulate moving picture theaters has submitted a report in which they suggest that children be kept out of all picture theaters except during the hours of 3 and 7 p . m . They also suggested that a portion of all the theaters should be set apart for the exclusive use of children and that they should not be allowed to sit anywhere else . This part of the theater would have to be in charge of a woman , not less than forty years of age and she would be compelled to get a license from the city . They also recommended that the seating capacity of all houses be raised from 299 to 600 .
LUNA PARK FLAME SWEPT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
LUNA PARK FLAME SWEPT Coney Island was again threatened with a serious conflagration on Dec . 11 , when a brisk blaze started in one of the buildings of Luna Park . Prompt action on the part of the employees of the park and the fire department prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of the Island . In Luna Park the Alhambra restaurant , where the fire started , the Pneumatic Tube , the Temple of Palmistry , candy and soda water booths , a number of small buildings and the scenic studio and offices and private suite of Mr . Thompson were entirely gutted . It is estimated that the total loss will be in the neighborhood of $ 200 , 000 . The entire absence of wind helped to save the other portion of the park and prevented the flames from sweeping to all parts of the Island . Mr . Thompson opened the park the day after the fire in order to convince the public that the loss was not of sufficient consequence to put Luna Park out of business for the summer of 1912 . . In the scenic...
FENTON'S PEKIN READY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
FENTONS PEKIN READY - With the Xmas week opening of Nate Fenton s Pekin restaurant at Fortyseventh street and Broadway next Monday , something new in the way of cabaret entertainment will be presented to the public . This latest addition to the gaiety of Long Acre Square is planned to be of unique interest , aside from its initial purpose of furnishing an elaborate menu of oriental and occidental dishes . One may not only eat there—in splendid Oriental settings—but may enjoy a form of intimate entertainment heretofore found only abroad . In the main dining hall , which will seat 400 , there has been hung a balcony for the orchestra . This is just below a regular balcony for the diners . Below the orchestra , among the tables , the performances will be given . As on the sidewalks of the continental cafes , the actors and actresses will present their offerings on the main floor . The customary opening night features will be observed throughout the entire holiday season at the Pekin . ...
GLOBE TROTTER SETTLES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
GLOBE TROTTER SETTLES Harry Reichenbach , who at one time was called the globe-trotting agent , on account of his many foreign tours with magicians , has made up his mind to settle down for good and all in little old New York . Two years ago he was on the staff of Henry B . Harris and since that time has been connected with the Author s Producing Co . Now he has been Engaged as general manager and press representative for the seventeen vaudeville and stock theaters which the William Fox Amusement Co . control jn and around New York City . That will keep him so busy that he will have no opportunity of acquiring his old wanderlust fever . -
SOPHIE IN VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
SOPHIE IN VAUDEVILLE Sophie Brandt , the musical comedy prima donna , will make her appearance in vaudeville at Shea s theater , Buffalo , on Dec . 25 . Tom Eise . is also scheduled to appear in vaudeville at the Fifth Ave . theater on Feb . 28 . He will produce , a sketch entitled A Chip of the Old Block , which was first seen at a Lambs Gambol . Both acts are under the direction of M . S . Bentham .
CHOOSERS DELIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
CHOOSERS DELIGHT By H . C . G . SHES NOT AN ACTRESS A young man introduced his father to his fiancee . He said , Pa , shes an actress with a show , And I am going to marry her , so give me your consent ; You re partial , Pa , to actresses , I know . The father looked her over from her hat down to her shoes , And then he took his only son aside . And after he had braced himself with several jolts of booze , He looked into the boys eyes as he cried : Chorus Shes not an actress cause she hasnt got a polo-coat , And every actress wears one now-a-days . My boy , she s only fooling you and trying to get your goat ; Shed have one cause this coat s an actress craze . If she lies like that now , what will she do when you are wed ? • So get back all the letters that you wrote . Im sure she s not an actress , and remember why I said , Cause she hasnt got a polo-coat . A man was robbed of a $ 500 goldhandled umbrella . He told the detective on the case the umbrella itself was worthless , to try...
PHILADELPHIA TRAGEDY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 15 December 1911
PHILADELPHIA TRAGEDY PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 12 . —A mysterious tragedy in this city has so far defied the efforts of the police to solve it . On Dec . 10 the body of Mary Teresa Hartman , and the unconscious form of her mother , Mrs . Louisa Hartman , were discovered in an apartment on North Fifteenth street . The dead girl , a beautiful young woman , about 18 years of age , was a musician and had been employed as a piano player in a moving picture theater up to the night before the tragedy . The neighbors had always regarded the elderly woman as the maid of the young woman inasmuch as she was a pronounced negress . The young woman had always passed off as a white girl , but from an examination of the effects of the two it looks as if they were mother and daughter . The police claim that the tragedy was a suicide pact , poison being used , but as the elderly woman is still unconscious they cannot definitely decide this . In the apartments a number of old bank books were found that sho...