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APER SHORTAGE MAY REACH SHOW PRINT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
APER SHORTAGE MAY REACH SHOW PRINT The nation-wide paper shortage is beboming more acute every day and may Eventually affect show business in a direct Lay . Lithographic houses who handle [ how print posters are threatening to shut lown unless the situation is soon relieved . | The Keith offices this week received from one of their western houses a complaint that the firm which published the house program is facing a suspension , on la . ; count , of their inability to procure taper for the program . The manager of the concern advised , that he had spent jmoney for telegrams and railroad tickets without avail and unless someone in the New York office discovered a source of supply for him , he did not see how he could continue operations . Newspaper publishers of the country are holding a convention at the WaldorfAstoria this week to see what can . be done about the news print situation .
FROM THE ARTIST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
FROM THE ARTIST . Buffalo , N . Y ., April 17 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , My Dear Sir : We take this means of bringing to . your-attention a gentleman who is a manager of a . small time theatre booked by Gun Sun , of Springfield , Ohio , called the Priscilla-Theatre , Cleveland , Ohio . His name is M . P . Carrig and to show you what a wonderful manager he is , we are ; ~ ericlosing you a letter we received from him today in response to one sent him by us on Tuesday , April 13 th . This will show you how performers appreciate anything of this sort and we certainly cannot say enough for this gentleman . Our engagement at this theatre last week was a very pleasant one , although the work was a little hard—four times a day . We overlooked it , as the stage crew and musicians made our stay a pleasant one . Upon the conclusion of our engagement last-Sunday night our trunk was left standing on the sidewalk , as the baggage man left it behind . We went to the depot to make our train and ...
GREETINGS . BROTHER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
GREETINGS . BROTHER THE STAGE , London , a theatrical paper with the largest circulation in the United Kingdom , will share the editorial offices of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , Room 504 , 1562 Broadway ; New York City . Mr . Bert Levy is the representative of THE STAGE in this country and has as his assistant Sergeant Clive R . Waxman , MM , who will cover the shows and attend to all the routine work attached to the London publication . Sergeant Waxman is one of the original Anzacs and has seen service in Egypt , Belgium and France , and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the Somme . At the joint offices of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS and THE STAGE will be filed , all the English theatrical journals , for the use of American acts anticipating playing the United Kingdom . There will also be kept on file The Stage , records of fares , distances , hotel accommodations , voltage and amperage of the electricity of the theatres , etc ., in every city in England , Scotland , Ireland and Wales...
FROM THE MANAGER • : f [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
FROM THE MANAGER • : f Priscilla Theatre , Cleveland , Ohio , April 16 , 1920 . j Burdhardt and Roberts , Olympia Theatre , Buffalo , N . Y . ri Dear Friends . I was indeed sorry to learn of the mishap concerning your | ; baggage on last Saturday and I have sure raised cain . abbui- 1 ^ the same . .... . . &gt;! I am enclosing the amount ( $ 2 . 00 ) that you paid to have your baggage taken care of . Y ¦• --J . * . . Wishing you continued success and * extending you rny kind regards , I am , . Respectfully yours , | M . P . CARRIG , Manager . )
FROM MR . ALBEE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
FROM MR . ALBEE April 20 , 1920 . My Dear Burkhardt and- Roberts : I have written , as : you suggested , to the manager of the Priscilla Theatre , and I am pleased to know that you have taken interest enough to bring to my attention one of the little pleasantries that the managers are so arduously working to establish in all the theatres throughout the country . I give these letters publicity for the purpose of informii . g other artists and other managers of how gratefully these courtesies and considerations are received by the artists and to inform the managers throughout the country of what their brother managers are doing in taking care of these conditions . I trust as time goes on that the artists will fully believe and appreciate that the managers have a sincere desire to co-operate with the artists in improving conditions in vaudeville . With sincere good wishes , Sincerely , E ... F . ALBEE
CARPENTIER IS TO I TOUR WITH CIRC ' [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
CARPENTIER IS TO I TOUR WITH CIRC Georges Carpentier , the French !¦ ! probably will not-be seen in vauuev j ! this side , having signed with the $ •/ Floto circus for a tour , beginning [ 10 , at Washington . s His salary is said to be $ 12 , 000 v | probably the largest ever paid byh cus for anyone attraction . Ed . : J \ ton , special irepresentative of the ) 1 / Floto show , arranged the contr . 3 . -i ^ Jack Curley , who has Carpentier v ; w contract . Curley had previous !^ plamed ongah - athletic road show , featiing Carpentier . . &lt; . [ J . Sells-Fldto in past season has featured both Jess Willard and jack Dempsey , but -of course figure on tie Frenchman being a greater card ikn either of these . \
HE MORNING'S MAIL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
HE MORNINGS MAIL - |; . Brooklyn , N . Y ., April 18 . /| ; - -bar Mr . Condon : )( i gratulatibns upon your success- ! l ar . c \ &lt;« ng of THE VAUDEVILLE . j ° ,, \ Christened by every good : &gt; X ( lie entire N . V . A . member- . : the managers , agents and all u-ork can be classed as theatriE VAUDEVILLE NEWS will ^ nely on the sea : of good feelff ! &lt; : \ &lt; -t , rayv and friendliness towards ill ; ; £ • , * Fraternally yours , fyM t J . ALDRICH LIBBEY , % M &gt; 1161 Fulton Street , &gt; #$ . Brooklyn , N . Y . jUm , _ . _ _ . ; § Mkit % AGES CIRCUIT OF / THEATijEjSf Ncw York Office , Walter F . ¦ • jfeVJfiji ^ representative , ; New York , ^ Sfti ? l . i v 20 .: i To Mr . Glenn Condon , V . tirJEYILLE NEWS , Palace Thea- \ i ; l ! ildg , City . Dear Mr . Condon : — A :-: eivec ; -the copies of the first issue o ) : THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS and vj ? Ujbtt . • ¦ cased to distribute them , as ivj / V Vug &lt; : est . ~ ...
H . V . A , [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
H . V . A , NOTES Speaking of the H . C . L ., etc ., ^ S how s the following for a 75-cent &gt;( luncheon ? It is a typical lunch menu at the N . V . A . Club : . SOUPS Cream of Fresh Tomato Consomme Brunoise ENTREES Broiled Shad and Bacon ¦ Scrambled Eggs , Smoked Beef Boston Baked Pork and Beans - ¦ Mutton Hash , Old Fashioned Broiled Pork Chop , Sweet Potatoes ¦ Boiled Beef Tongue and Spinach Salisbury Steak , Fried Egg Plant Cold Sliced Ham and Turkey VEGETABLES Mashed or Boiled Potatoes String Beans au Beurre DESSERT Apple Pie Rice Pudding Coffee or Tea Iced Tea or Iced Coffee Someone has figured out that the average annual premium on a $ 1 , 000 life insurance policy is $ 50 . Therefore , when the free life insurance for N . V A members becomes a reality , as it soon Tr \ t ft £ low , n £ the action of the V . M . P . A . in determining upon a national benefit day for that purpose , the policy that each member will receive will alone be worth several times the amount ...
j , ! KEATBE ARCHITECTURE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 April 1920
j , ! KEATBE ARCHITECTURE i -Ttvr- Alhambra , New York , one of - • -. r . - ^ Uer houses on the Keith cirj ljji has recently increased its capactyjiiri a novel way by installing loge &gt;&lt;\ xes in the second balcony . This i ccomplished by cutting entrances of the side boxes through to the j -j balcony , taking out . the old I ; y seats and installing gold and V chairs , carpeting the floor and ., , velour-curtained railings back 1 two rows of loge chairs . The i _ ; . are the same as for the other ¦ seats . ¦&gt; e Oakland , Cal ., Pantages Theatianagement claims to be trying opr . ove conditions all of the time , fiat there may be no cause for ilaint by the visiting artists . Rey two new dressing rooms have added , new and larger mirrors lied in all dressing rooms , back tage repainted , rugs laid on the floors ft the dressing rooms , and sanitary ater coolers , with individual cups , Stalled . The stage hands there long Sro eliminated the tipping evil ...
WEDNESDAY MAY S TO BE NATIONAL 'VAUDEVILLE ARTISTSBENEFIT DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
WEDNESDAY MAY S TO BE NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTSBENEFIT DAY rery member of N . V . A . will be paid testimonial by managers of nation who are to devote gross receipts of matinees to Benefit and Insurance Fund . EVERY MEMBER OF THE AUDEVILLE MANAGERS ROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION , EPRESENTING MORE THAN 0 THEATRES THROUGHOUT . HE COUNTRY , IS PUTTING ORTH HIS BEST EFFORT O MAKE THE DAY A MEMiRABLE ONE , SAID PAT ASEY YESTERDAY WHEN SKED AS TO THE OUTLOOK OR THE NATIONAL VAUDEILLE t ARTISTS DAY , NEXT WEDNESDAY , MAY 5 , OF / HIGH HE HAS GENERAL HARGE . THE SCORES OF MANAGES WHO ATTENDED THE NNiUAL DINNER OF THE . M . P . A . HERE TWO WEEKS GO , AT WHICH TIME AN L V . A . ANNUAL BENEFIT iTAS UNANIMOUSLY DEIDED UPON , RETURNED TO HEIR RESPECTIVE CITIES I HOROUGHLY ENTHUSED TTH THE IDEA , AND EACH INTENT UPON MAKING A 100 ER CENT SHOWING IN HIS IHEATRE . THOSE WHO DID I OT ATTEND WERE NOTI - FIED BY WIRE AND MAIL , § ND WITHOUT EXCEPTION } HEY HAVE PLUNGED INTO SHE ENTERPRISE WITH THE AME ENTH...
REASON FOR PUTTING IN STAGE DIRECTORS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
REASON FOR PUTTING IN STAGE DIRECTORS Publication in the trade press of an item insinuating that the installation of assistant house managers , with the title of stage directors in the Keith and Proctor theatres was incurring the displeasure of stage hands , led to the issuance this week of a very positive statement from E . F . Albee as to his motive for this innovation . It follows : There has been some comment on my action in placing stage directors in the different theatres that I represent . Reference has been made in notes in the trade papers that it was done to antagonize the stage hands , etc ., and all kinds of reasons have been offered , except that for which I placed them there—for the good of the artist , to look after their comfort , to see to their baggage , their dressing rooms , their music , their every comfort back on the stage ; to see that they received what they want with as little friction as possible ; also to have one head to go to instead of running here , t...
Followed Poor Leader ; " Now Sees His Errii [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
Followed Poor Leader ; Now Sees His Errii J . Edmund Davis Write * Striki ^ Letter to E . F . Albee . f Among the many letters hS artists that are received daily p Mr . E . F . Albee in connection wis his campaign for better conditio ^ in vaudeville and closer co-opet - tion between artist and managt ; none has been more to the poin or more appreciated than one frol J . Edmund Davis , of Gushing 1 Davis . It was as follows : . Chicago , 111 ., April 23 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , New York City . Dear Sir : Some time since I intended wri ing you a letter . That was prioi to the publication of several letter recently published , but hesitated ij do so , as I shun publicity . Hovli ever , after a retrospection of tffi past , I felt in duty bound to act I m a man towards a man , for such yo . ; have proven yourself . j This statement is based on tli fact that you have been magnaiA mous enough to forgive your enf mies . Permit me to impress upd your mind that I was not amoni the list ....
THEATRE ARCHITECTURE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
THEATRE ARCHITECTURE Proctors Fifth Avenue , one of the best known vaudeville houses in New York , is undergoing a thorough overhauling . The entire front of the house is being redecorated , new floors have been laid throughout , all new seats are being installed while all the dressing rooms are being finished in cretone . Rest rooms are being provided for the performers and shower baths for back stage have been ordered , all of which reflects credit upon Manager Quaid , who is constantly endeavoring to carry out the policies of E . F . Albee for better conditions .
WITH THE OLD TIMERS I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
WITH THE OLD TIMERS I Fred Russell , of the old team oRussell &amp; Held , and prior to tha . Russell &amp; Locke , is now running i \ hotel in Manchester , N . H .. As he ijjj well known to most of the artist ^ playing the Palace in that city , man !} a talk fest occurs in the hotel lobb ; j between and after shows .
CIRCULATION OF "NEWS" IS DOUBLED WITH THIS ISSUE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
CIRCULATION OF NEWS IS DOUBLED WITH THIS ISSUE When THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS was started it was problematical as to how many copies of each issue should be printed in order to insure its reaching all members of the profession . Since the first two issues were gotten out , letters and telegrams by thei score have been ! received from all parts of the United States and Canada , asking for additional copies . On account of the white paper shortage it is desirable to conserve as much as possible ; but on the Other hand we want everyone in vaudeville to see THE NEWS each week . With that in mind , we are this week doubling the edition . In other words each manager , beginning with this issue , will receive just twice as many copies as he has heretofore ; , and the supply should prove sufficient for thorough distribution to artists and employees . The manager should first see that the artists playing his theatre are taken care of , next his house employees and then the newspaper critics . If t...
MANAGERS MAY NOW SEND ALL UN -CLAIMED MAIL TO "THE NEWS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
MANAGERS MAY NOW SEND ALL UNCLAIMED MAIL TO THE NEWS Arrangements have been perfected whereby THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS will act as a clearing house for all unclaimed vaudeville mail . On nearly every stage in the country will be found a bunch of old mail—some of it nearly worn to fragments by fingering—which either bore the wrong address , arrived too late or otherwise missed the addressee . The same is true of many of the booking offices . Beginning next week THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS will publish regularly a list of such mail and in this manner it is hoped to prevent many a live letter from becoming a dead letter . House managers , stage managers and others are urged to send all unclaimed or uncalled for mail to this office at once , and then keep up the practice each week . Here it will be carefully filed and indexed , and each week an alphabetical list of the mail on hand will be published in these columns . Artists ! who find old mail on • the stages of the theatres they play are requeste...
Suggestive Songs Are No Longer Tolerated [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
Suggestive Songs Are No Longer Tolerated Smutty jokes , cursing and suggestive songs are becoming more and more passe in vaudeville , as was indicated last week when in a general letter to all managers of Keith and Proctor theatres , Mr . E . F . Albee called attention to a certain song that was recenty used in New York and instructed that the same should not be sung in these theatres . The lines contained a double meaning that could not be mistaken . Managers are paying close attention to the material used by artists , and there are few theatres now where anything suggestive can get by for more than one performance , and recently acts that insisted on vulgarity have been given the alternative of changing their material or leaving the time . The vast majority of artists who depend entirely upon their own ability and clean lines for success appreciate the necessity of this niove as much as the managers . Vaudeville is essentially an institution for the family , and anything that will...
THEATRE PESTS - - - by Bert Levy [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 April 1920
THEATRE PESTS - - - by Bert Levy ( Reprinted by permision of THE STAGE , London ) Pests , like the sasles and the &gt; o r , are always th us , and are , like e fleas on a dog , cessary evils . The fleas on a g , so David Hani says , remind m that he s only a BERT LEVY g , and the human sts of everyday life continually ¦ mind us how many nice people ither than the aforesaid pests ) ere are in this old world of ours . If ever you are looking for troue in the pest line I would heartily : commend that you keep your es open at the theatre , but for javen s sake be very careful of &gt; ur eyes , for Pest No . 1—the lady ith the murderous hatpins—is ery likely to close them for you . Of course you ve met her—the idy compared with whom the fretil porcupine has no points at all . L more thoughtless person does ot exist than the lady with the Gainsboro decorated with several ristling bayonets that seem mockigly to invite one to be impaled hereon . Perchance , you first meet t...