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YOU SHOULD WORRY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
YOU SHOULD WORRY By MAC RAFFE Suppose that you do open every show , You should worry . . Just as long as you get the dough , You should worry . Suposc the manager is a crank , The house a dump the town , a tank , The dressing room dirty , the orchestra rank , You should worry . Lets say your baggage is delayed , You should worry . It s not your fault , and you re getting paid , You should worry ; I know . the bunch out front arc dead , Your gags are sailing over-head , Dont , lose your nut , old pal , instead : You should worry . I know its tough laying off the last half But you should worry . Don t be discouraged—try and laugh , You should worry . Cause pal , it may be for the best , Just grin and bear it , and when some pest Says , loafing again f don t mind it , just Say , I should worry . . Suppose you re playing two-a-day , And have no worry . . And get some smaller time to play , You should worry . When you think of the big stuff , I knoiu t youll sigh , Specially after some s...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE ¦ i-ivs should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a i lid department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as . well sl i kine offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this % ¦ from time t 0 time - Wc sort and file thel an &lt; 1 l , ul , lish tllc list - No 1 . r is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be . sure and allow it- of time for it to reach you on your route , and when , convenient enclose I } ! riri- « ed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Uliircss THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . ,,,, Mr . ( formerly Morris Allen ) _ . . , r , , „„ . Mr . Daniel Z . , ry , Mr . Van i , c 0 Mr . Elwood E . 1 Mr . W . W . llros . &amp; Co . LHTC Valeric I ,.,,-, ! lames K , Company nlird . Mr . Jules Hon . a ., 1 &amp; ScartlO . nin...
PHOTOGRAPHS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
PHOTOGRAPHS 1 several recent issues of THE VAUDE- • E NEWS there has been discussed the • ers of photographs . The matter needs c discussion and a lot more action , says ¦ • . • eattie , manager of the Palace theayKinnati . He thinks more managers 11 , 1 come in with comments ; that artists Mess bureaus should read what is- said : e subject . ¦ • eattie says that hardly a week « ( luring which he is not embarrassed ™ ot having the proper photographs for I and newspaper flashes . Only last eattie points out , one newspaper . • neglected because the only availInolo was in sepia and would not ice . His lobby display also lacked os , ? use of t ! le soiled and poorly printed that he received covering seven acts . And this in spite of the . fact that on his bill was one of the most beautiful women in vaudeville and one who has had her photograph made and drawn by countless artists . Getting newspaper publicity nowadays is hard enough without killing our chances for even the routine fthot...
WHAT IS THE ACTOR THINKING ABOUT ? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
WHAT IS THE ACTOR THINKING ABOUT ? By WALTER WINCHELL One wonders libw and why actors and actresses become actors and actresses ; surely the saying he was born for the stage doesnt really niean what it implies . As a matter of fact the majority aspire for other occupations and the call to appear before an assembled crowd proves stronger than the p , ower of will ., . Often a patron at the theatre - will ask himself : How in the world did that person ever get on the stage ? Not sarcastically ; speaking , but just because he wishes to know . A canvass of the thespians who appeared recently at . a Pantages Theatre gives the reader the following : information : • Ralph Lohse , the first act , said that when he was a kid his ambition was to be a circus performer ; his partner , Dorothy Starling , craved to be like Pavlowa . Mabel Harper s aspirations leaned towards school teaching , • while her accompanist , Elsie Weber , wished to be a famous musician ; Billy Sharp , of the Broadway Ech...
ARTISTS CAVORT ON THE . SANDS OF SUNNY CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
ARTISTS CAVORT ON THE . SANDS OF SUNNY CALIFORNIA No wonder California is popular with the artists playing out that way . Look at the above photograph . The smiting faces above the bathing suits belong , respectively , reading from left to right , to the following artists appearing on the Orpheum bill at Oakland , during the week of June 6 th : One of the Rosellas ; Stewart , of Stewart and Mercer ; Paul ONeill , Jay Velle , Beth Berl , Evelyn Wells and Henri Scott . The picture was snapped at Schmidt s Cottage Baths , In Alameda , fifteen minutes ride from the theatre- in Bob Vaughn s car .
N . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
N . V . A . NOTES Lucille Daley had a birthday ^ June 25 th , and her partner , * Alice Sheldon . had one the 27 th . After their performance at the Alhambra last Sunday night they celebrated the two events with a birthday party at the club where they have been living since their arrival in town . After their engagement at the Royal this week these young women return to their honies _ in Chicago for a few weeks vacation . Cook , Mortimer and Harvey sail on the Aquitania , July 31 , to open at the Empire , Newcastle , August 16 , for a tour of the Moss Empires . Mrs . John C . Rice and her charming daughter , Gladys , are frequent visitors at the club . Mrs . Rice is more familiarly known as just dear little Sally Cohen . For many years John C . Rice and Sally Cohen were the best known sketch team in vaudeville . Mrs . Rice has retired from the stage and her daughter is making a splendid reputation as a singer and is frequently heard at the Strand , Rialto , Rivoli and other leading ...
"MERCILESS TRUTHS !" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALTER WINCHELL Tis better to not mind another s business , especially when a quarrel s ensuing . Say it with flowers now ; you re a long time dead . When you see two or more women talking you can bet they are knocking somebody . Stick a pin in some people and they will bust like a toy balloon . _ A thoroughbred is one • who is clean minded , clean clothed , clean bodied and who is for you when others are not . Were we to write just what we think Wd lose our friends that s true * But the matter of fact—we cant waste ink So we flatter em all , don t you ? Silk stockings were discovered lonj . but it took a sweet young thing to nfn * em popular . % J 5 Borrowers are divided into two ciasi I those who never had any intention o ( Xs ing pack , and those who had the intenrH but don t . « : ; The pronoun I has made inanv * &gt; liked . J 4 Submitting Ideal Vaudeville bills („ trade journals seems to be the VOKIIC t -following should not be taken seriousl y ; ...
1 ERROL PRAISES N , V , A [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
1 ERROL PRAISES N , V , A June 28 th , 1920 . Dear Mr . Albee : I feel I must write and express my appreciation for the way ml wife andself have been treated by the N . V . A . and its members We think it is a wonderful organization and the club is * great-comfort to the performers -I am proud , to become a membe of the N . V . A . ¦ • .. May T . aiso tender you my sincerest thanks for all your kind nessto me during my stay here . which is a very happy one . I begto remain , . . Sincerely yours , ( Signed ) BERT ERROLMr . E . F . Albee , New York , N . Y .
"MIKE DUFFY'S LAST APPEAL " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 9 July 1920
MIKE DUFFYS LAST APPEAL On the bulletin board at Pro tor s 23 rd Street Theatre last wet appeared the following notice : MY LAST APPEAL On my bended knees , arms oil stretched , I plead , I beg , of i artists to eliminate all PROHIBITION JOKES Patrons are bored , sick ai disgusted . Mike says if this don t succee he will resort to the stage legist ture , and if he fails there , he i sunk !
N OF FORMER V . A . F . HEAD MOVES TO U . S . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
N OF FORMER V . A . F . HEAD MOVES TO U . S . A . jminent English Performer and Writer Classes N . V . A . as an Ideal Organization Wallace Parnell , known profesnalty as Wallace Russell , son of : d Russell , one of the founders I for a long time chairman of powerful organization of Britvaudeville artists known as the riety Artists Federation , has ved to America and taken up abode in New York City with wife , also a professional . lr . Parnell , who is- well known Surope for his work as a theatriwriter , has made a thorough ciy of the N . V . A . since arriving this side and to a representative THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS week he made the emphatic ement that he considered it as &gt; ng and effective an organiza1 in America as the V . A . F . n the British Isles . The relations of the Vaudeville nagers Protective Association the N . V . A . are commendable , declared , and with the two lies working in perfect , harmony the benefit of the artist there be no question of their unified...
PROMINENT IN VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
PROMINENT IN VAUDEVILLE E . A . SCHILLER A veritable motive power , around which many successes and failures in theatrical Dixie have revolved , E . A . Schiller , general representative of Loew s southern and southwestern circuits , holds a formidable position in that phase of the south s reconstruction era . Beginning with the historic repertoire troupe , Mr . Schiller has kept abreast the industry , and there is hardly a branch of the theatrical game which has not had the opportunity to develop under his guidance . His first attempt with repertoire was launched in New York In 1893 , and his first variety program held the names of Nick Adams and Jack Wilson , with Ben Jerome as his piano player . His endeavors In the legitimate field were rather extensive and he also had his fling at dramatic stock throughout the south . In 1915 , he turned over his entire southern holdings to Marcus Loew , and In the short space of time that has followed has developed the southern and southwester...
RECIPROCAL COURTESIES OFFERED BY N . V . A . CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
RECIPROCAL COURTESIES OFFERED BY N . V . A . CLUB Proposed Deal With Cuvier-Press Club of Cincinnati May be Forerunner of Many , If the Cuvier-Press club of Cincinnati acts favorably on the suggestion of Ned Hastings , the B : F . Keith manager in , that city , and votes to extend the privileges of their splendid club house to visiting members . of the N . V . A ., the latter organization will reciprocate . This was announced yesterday . by Secretary Henry Chesterfield of the N . V . A ., following , a recent conference with Mr . Hastings . Mr . Hastings feels certain that the deal will go through , said Mr . Chesterfield , in which event every member of the N . V . A . playing Cincinnati will be extended the privileges of the Cuvier-Press club , and made to feel that it is his home while in that city . I have offered , through Mr . Hastings , to extend like privileges at the N . V . A . club to members of the Cincinnati organization when they are in New York . Guest cards will be p...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY Cincinnati , O .,-July 7 th .- . Friend Lew : — A feller made a bet , here yesterday that the next President would be from the State of , Ohio . I guess he was bettin on the Stable entry . I didn t think Id like-to do-four shows a day when I came here , but I found the manager such a regular feller and be explained it so nicely to me I was almost a shamed to take the , extra money I got . for doin the fourth show . On top of that I found the Palace Theatre one-of the finest in America . -And the comfort aint all _ out iii front . Looks like the actor was the first consideration in this case .. When I arrived , my old frienid Robertson , the StageDirectdr , took me in tow , being old rounders together . twenty years ago . -He knew ^ here my sympathies lieand done the best he could . Aid I will say ,-outside of . giving mc the wrong hunch on the second and lost race , which was really no fault of his , he done mighty well . A...
By AL . FOSTELL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
By AL . FOSTELL Herewith is presented a program of the Court Square , Brooklyn , for 1877 . It formerly was Hooley s Minstrel Hall . The only survivors of this bill are T . F ; Thomas , and George -W . Watson , who . later joined Brevande and Sawtelle , and became known as The Four Diamonds , a clever song and dance turn and one of the standard four acts .
ELECTRIC WASH TUBS IN DRESSING ROOMS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
ELECTRIC WASH TUBS IN DRESSING ROOMS When the Palace Theatre , Manchester , N . H „ opens-In the fall ,: Manager W . S . Canning will offer a new novelty for vaudeville theatres . He is installing electric wash tubs and ironing boards In the dressing-rooms for the performers to use . The laundries up that way are not any too ; good , he says , and the women performers have sometimes used the dressing room washbowls for laundry work , . but they are too small , so he . will offer , the wash tubs as a solution . They will be ready In . August .
IN VAUDEVILLE TO DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
IN VAUDEVILLE TO DAY By SAM EHRLICH ( With A Trip to HitlandO Long years ago in zaitdcvillc , Twas different , yes , by far ; A route was something quite unknown To opening act or star ; But from the early fall till spring Most artists now can play , If theyve the goods the public want In-Vaudeville Today . •\ Long yeais ago the actor earned A salary rather small ; . His home was just a two-by-four In some dark little hall ; But now the best is none-too-good , Where average artists play , And many own big , lovely homes , - In Vaudeville Today . Long years ago theyd go to work Reluctant , so we hear , Because conditions on the stage Were most unfit and drear ; But in theatres at this time - - Its joy to go and play , Because great men conduct the works In Vaudeville . Today . ( Respectfully dedicated to Mr . _ E . F . Albee and his associates . in the Y . M . P . A . )
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
HARKING BACK COURT SQUARE THEATRE. I . MW 1 TMII . Jljr ^ y r &amp; V . HAHA « n PSOGBAXKG FOR THIS ETEXIiVG . OY 1 BTUM PROF . WALKER AMP ORCniSTBl TbeKawMdOrlflotl rirtt Part , arranged byT . V . ThotnM , entltlad * Our Enchanted Scene of Rustic Beauty , Ortrltre by Compter Whanny SonllaQwine toBhlne Jerry Kenned * Matt we Uum Meet i * Slr * nten Kit * Lou Siatori Orael Mwj Holder Sed Warabold look at mr Anirel Mother s Hair . Ml lilt Hi } a Conglortc ratio ot T . F . TBomti Nobod ** Dwitnn but Mice MUt N # 111 e Bite * ¦ Colored VaneyBtU Goldle Clark . TlPALE-auBKEaiNTHKASEHA Company OVERTURE . BKOF . WALKER AND OHUHESTR * Beautiful Skipping Hope EiMc ]* ei , Miss -VIJBO FARBAWD , NedWtraboId i L » ufbabla Comedy , entitled JUST FROM WASHINGTON . Freddy Ned Wmnbold Doctor Joanna Ftmy . Gsorm W Wataan JohnCrompi - - CapL Kb * The EiUbllibtd Tatortw , Hiss LOU SANFOBD , In Electric and Enchanting Bongt . The Black Bloaiomi , KENNEDY &amp; CLARK . la thilraakletwliUn...
I NOMINATE MR . JORDAN I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
I NOMINATE MR . JORDAN I Sometimes I think Mr .-Jordan , of Philadelphia ; : lias the right idea . He is so . darned nice to people all the time , that when , you do . get anything on him you havent the heart to take advantage ofit . I first played his house fifteen years : ago . At that time if was much easier for a manager to be conspicuous on account of his gentlemanly qualities than it ishow , when the reverse is true . . But he was exactly the same then . Five weeks ago we arrived here , after an all-night jump from Toronto , to find that we were not billed . Through some clerical error , Mr . Jordan had not been -notified that we were coming . He said he would play us anyway . I told him I didn t think it-would , do him . any good to have an extra act , and it wouldnt do us any good to go on without any billing .. He offered to pay us for the .-whole , week , but not a single member of our little troupe would listen to it . ! Then he said , Well , dont worry-about-it . You fol...
DO YOU GO FISHIN' ? [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 16 July 1920
DO YOU GO FISHIN ? A feller isn t thinkin mean , p . ut -fishin ; ¦ His thoughts are mostly good and clean , . - Out fishin ; ¦ He doesn t knock his fellow-men , Or harbor any grudges then ; A feller s at his finest when Out fishin . The rich oil comrades to the poor , Oiit fishin ; All brothers _ pj a common ¦ Uircj Out fishin ; The-urchin with the pin and string Can chum , with millionaire and king ; Vain pride is a forgotten thing , Out fishin . A feller gets a chance to dieam , Out fishin ; He learns the beauties of a stream , Out fishin ; - An he can wash his soul in air That isn t foul with selfish care , An iclish plain and simple fare , Out . fishin . A feller has no time for hate , Out fishin ; ¦ He isn t eager to be great , Out fishin ; He isnt thinking thoughts of selfi Or goods stacked high upon a shelf ; v But he is always just himself , Out fishin . A feller ! s- glad to be a friend , Out fishin ; A hclpin hand hell always lend . Out fishin ; The brotherhood of rod and...