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THE HONOR SYSTEM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 July 1920
THE HONOR SYSTEM By RICHARD V / ARNER Vaudeville of today is the finest and cleanest amusement offered to the public . The cleaning process has indeed been v a difficult task , but it has almost- been accomplished , and the writer hopes to see within the next year or so , the threatening signs , now displayed -in all the theatres , warning , the actors to please refrain from using profanity , or anything that might be construed as vulgar , to disappear , -as they will be unnecessary , . and the honor system alone will prevail . By that I mean , when an . actor or actress is toldthat they must cut an offensive piece of business or a profane word out of their act , although it may sound funny , they will do so and not-just for that week , because they are being watched by the manager , or the following week when they are playing in another house . That is hardly an honorable way to deal with , a circuit that is giving them their living . If the actor will stop to think , he ! will rea...
THE MORNING'S Mi [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 23 July 1920
THE MORNINGS Mi NEW YORK , N . Y . Dear Mr . Co , 1 —Last week it was my privilege to tj . little dinner party at the N . V . A , . bride and groom . The bride was v i Cannon . The groom was C . R . a one of the greatest coal exporters in ^ || ica and a man who knows things . j 1 very proud of the club and the dinner I excellent , but , you know , we all doi | I fishing onc e T ; in awhile , so toward the la of the , celebration I said : I feel rjS ashamed of : mylittle dinner , after theiS derful parties C . „ R . has given us ;¦§§ Claremont and other places . Well , JtJj said Mr . Ellicott , as you know , of coS 1 have business appointments every djji the Claremont and the Ritz , and so : H places mean nothing in my life , but I Ji to tell you that this has been a gtJ | treat to me .. I dont mean the dinner iff but there is an . atmosphere of guod-ffH ship and happiness about this place til positively exhilarating . If it were | ios I should certainly become a member c- : N . V . ...
PREPARE INFORMATION FOR TOURING ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
PREPARE INFORMATION FOR TOURING ARTISTS Example Set by Loew Circuit May Be Adopted Universally ; Big Help to Acts The recent action of Loew s southern and southwestern circuit headquarters at Atlanta in preparing a complete budget of information concerning the tour and the individual cities , may be emulated by other circuits if the efforts of the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association along that line are successful . The Loew budget is handed to each act as it starts on the circuit . The information , secured from the various local managers , gives in proper sequence , the respective towns on the tour , with the name of theatre , names of house manager , stage manager , leader , etc ., the railroad and Pullman fare to next town , time of departure and arrival of trains , restaurants and hotels , with their rates and location with reference to theatre , and so on . In many cases the manager has added additional valuable information applicable only to his town . By studying this ...
'ROVEMENT IN WEST SAME AS IN THE EAST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
ROVEMENT IN WEST SAME AS IN THE EAST iager at Milwaukee is Type of Executive Who Helps the Artist or the reason that New York is principal booking center of the ted States some people may e gained the impression that the rement for better conditions in dcville is largely confined , to east . Such a view has no ndation in fact . The widespread ) rms that have been and are ig enacted extend from coast : oast and touch every circuit in United States and Canada . ile it is true that there may be iw managers scattered here and re who have not as yet shown spirit of co-operation that is oming so universal the fact reins that artists themselves are stantly testifying to a noticee change for the better on every : uit and in practically every atre they play . Naturally it es time for a movement of this d to attain complete results and re is much work to bedone bee the old conditions in vaudec can be completely overthrown , with a continuance of the pret spirit on the part of artists I manage...
YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
YOU TELL EM From LLEWELLYN TOTMAN You tell em , Grass , I m Seedy . You tell em , Counter , youve got the Goods . You tell em , Nickel , you ve got the Sense . You tell em , Chinaman , you know your Que . You tell em , Period , Ill End it . You tell eni , River , you ve got the Mouth . You tell em , Tree , Ill Bark . You tell em , Rug , Ill Beat it . From WILLIAM EDMUNDS You tell em , Tooth , you ve got the Nerve . You tell em , Shoe , you ve got the Tongue . You tell em Lettuce , you ve got the You tell em . Strawberry , I m Crushed .
PROMINENT IN VAUDEVILLE ^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
PROMINENT IN VAUDEVILLE ^ W . S . BUTTERFIELD Probably no name in vaudeville Is better known than Butterfield . Mr . Butterfield , always a friend of the artist , has long been a prominent figure In the theatrical life of that section of the United States of which Battle Creek , Mich ., Is the hub . In fact he Is known throughout the realm of vaudeville . His consistent courteousness toward all with whom he comes in contact has made him a host of friends in all branches of the profession . The Vaudeville Managers Protective Association and the National Vaudeville Artists have no mora staunch a friend and supporter than he . This season he will open several new theatres as a part of his circuit , thus affording additional work for many artists . His houses all made creditable showings In the recent N . V . A . national benefit . Mother : What kink of a show Inventor— You see , this machine did pop take you to ? Bobby : It can do the work of ten men . was dandy , mama , they had ladie...
PAN ACTORS AND THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
PAN ACTORS AND THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS Here is a snapshot of Pantages road show No . 151 , taken in the stage alley of the Pantages Theatre , Oakland , Cal ., July 14 th . Those in stage wardrobe are members of the Denishawn Dancers . The young lady in the center foreground Is holding a copy of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . The ladies sitting in the second row , left to right , are Elsie Weber , Rita Greene and Miss Graham ,. The gentleman in the upper left hand corner is Walter Winchell and the lady next to him is Mable Harper . The others standing are Williani Keefer , Dorothy Dicks , Ralph Lohse , Walter Nealand , John Murphy and Charles Bartling . William Pottgieser was the photographer .
By AL FOSTELL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
By AL FOSTELL There are four survivors of the bill at the American Theatre , Hartford , Conn ., January 25 , 26 and 27 , 1886 . Two of them are the Howard Sisters . Kitty Howard became the wife of Jack Holmes , proprietor and manager of the Standard Theatre ( vaudeville ) , Brooklyn , now the Star . He also built the Holmes . Theatre in Jersey City , now B . F . Keith s Theatre . Nellie Howard married Harry Hogan , of the well-known favorites , the Hogan Brothers , who were famous both in this country and across the pond in theirvact , The Happy Hottentots . The other two . survivors are Bryant &amp; Holmes , a clever team . Harry Bryant , who became manager of a burlesque show some years ago and also one . of the directors of the wheel , is now living in retirement on his well-deserved laurels . Polly Holmes , his partner 34 years ago , v ^ as a clever Irish character woman and singer and is also on the retired list . She resides in George M . Cohan s good old town in Rhode...
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . 'S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . S RAYMOND F . GATES We now take great pleasure In presenting Master Raymond F . Gates and his Kiddle Kar . He Is one year and two months old and comes from a long line of famous vaudevlllians . His great grandfather and mother were John Burke ( Dublin Dan ) and Annie F . Irish , who were well known In the days of Harringan &amp; Hart . His maternal grandmother and father are Finley &amp; Burke and his paternal grandfather was of the team of Gates &amp; Blake . He Is now on the Delmar tour with his papa and mama , Gates &amp; Finley . He has been on the road since he was six weeks old . With such a start In life we are . of the opinion that this young man should eventually be able to open , close or go on next to ¦ closing , top , bottom or middle a bill , be a headliner , added attraction or extra added attraction . Time will tell .
MARYLAND THEATRE IS CONTRIBUTING ITS BIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
MARYLAND THEATRE IS CONTRIBUTING ITS BIT Manager Fred Schanberger ; of the Maryland Theatre , Baltimore , is one of the vast army of managers throughout the country who are working tirelessly for the improvement of vaudeville conditions ; Recently he received the following letter from an act : BALTIMORE , MD ., July 4 . MR . FHED SCHANBERGER , Maryland Theatre ,. City .. . Dear Sir : Sorry that I did not have the opportunity to thank you in person for the very nice way you treated us in not deducting for the lost performances on Monday , last . This was an unexpected pleasure , I assure you—one that is greatly appreciated , especially after the poor performance that we gave on Tuesday afternoon , after being up all night on Monday in Washington , trying to locate our baggage . Hope you did not ~ see that show . Am glad to say that all other performances went smoothly . ^ Trusting to have the pleasure of playing your house again and once more thanking you sincerely , I . ani , . with...
RUNS REAL THEATRE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
RUNS REAL THEATRE © Hlxon-Connelly , K . 1 LAWRENCE LEHMAN Mr . Lehman , manager of I * Orpheum ) Theatre , Kansas Cft Mo ,, is one of the best-liked i 3 agers in the United States , if . praise of the artists playing ® liouse , is any criterion . The J- ? pheum was one of the first bjj luxurious theatres devoted o xC ., sively-to vaudeville , to be bi the United States . The front e &gt; vation suggests the Opera Ho , Paris , France , in its renaissa ^ style of architecure . No deta il P the comfort of patron or plV was overlooked in its construe 0
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
HARKING BACK AMMflAM . T . W . WILLIAMS „„„ _ Proprietor aiid Manager JAMBS LESLIE- _ Stan Director GEOKGR O . BARNARD Ltader of Orchestra FKKD . WHITS , Treaattrsr For Evenings of Jan y 25 ti , 28 flf am ] 2711 AND WEDNESDAY MATINEE . / $ # 6 JlAKCU- &lt; 7 Dke *) -taj George , Barnwd OVBRTUB * ThoGnrlAii rises on our Grand Minstrel Scene . BoxiB-JAMBS LESLIE . Taxac—CHAHLES CBOSBT IWTKiaocoTon-FlUWK HARBISON . O d Red Slinwl . , Mabel Gray . Ob . What a Nore ; James Leslie Takouie back lo Home and Mnttjor Am y Hawlej Duett—FislirrmaD ami his child .., „ ,,,., .... Howard Slater * Kit-KI 1 | . 01»—Mikado ... . Charles Crosby Ballad &gt; ... .. Pojly Holmes Vlriilola Itost ) Bud » FranK Harrison Finale—by Harrio ^ o , Crosby and Leslie , OVBRT 011 Blt * a Iriib , Too Know ** —( Bran Band}— arraneetf by George Barnard . BILLY MABEL MALONEY and CRAY In their aketch entitled A LITTLB OF EVERYTHING » tnlreiticiOfr fidORt , Dulcet - ltf * b WUtkitroa ilvd RttfUilcmi , wlt...
I ISABELLE PATRICOU I PRAISES CONDITIO ^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
I ISABELLE PATRICOU I PRAISES CONDITIO ^ NEW YORK , N . Y ., Jul yl ? fe Editor , THE VAUDEVILLE NEVVs ^ Dear Sir : : * i I notice with great pleasure . many letters regarding the kind tn , ! * ment afforded artists in vaudeville s . i I feel that I should add my mit . : » praise to that of my fellow work . ^ So many wonderful things are bti - done for our comfort , by every iS partment from the managers to i youngest and smallest card boy , u • one can scarcely- specialize , hut K sonally I wish to say just a iif extra for the orchestras . As you know , my , offering dep et so much upon their support ttiat tj * are practically the major portion oft , act . I have just finished a long ^ very delightful season and I ^ carry with me on my short vacate the memories of the many smitr faces I have seen in the pit . Otin a great while one is told at r Monday rehersal : You will not ne those encores here . But such anj currance is so rare that one ( t . there must have been some illness th...
^ FSF ROM THE COAST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
^ FSF ROM THE COAST iToS ANGELES , CAL ., July 20 th . I , Farly , of Early &amp; „ Laight , was I 1 , 1 , ; . leave the bill at Pantages here l tl i differing from a nervous break- ¦ ted by the fear of earthquakes . That . Shocks were felt in the city , the , SMl-p the worst of all , causing deaths J • ll ? rH , ethe Burhank Theatre . Mr . , i , isaid , rode street ears all night ly nit a few hours . He hastened • . citv to San Diego his next stand . . foug ht that he will recover away , ,. The sixth shake happened \ -the 19 th , at 6 . 53 P . M ., lasting few seconds and doing no damage ; i fondon Follies was represented I -intagcs Theatre here , week com- ¦ „« hilv 19 th , under the personal ! nl of Mr . Pantages . This is the i l venture of his productions , the being the Broadway Follies . ¦ iiv Cage , props of Pantages Theatre deserves special mention for his many .. esses and favors extended to players . r since lie has been property man he looked after the tickets , ...
THE SCIENCE OF THEATRICAL ADVERTISING [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
THE SCIENCE OF THEATRICAL ADVERTISING By FKANK PARISH ( Parish &amp; Peru ) After building a meritorious act through mental study , physical practice and financial investment , which resolved into t quality Vaudeville , we have spent a lot of time and money in finding , out how to create a demand for ourselves in show business . We were not confined alone to ourselves , . our agent or a few managers among hundreds . We did not expect our agent to do all the selling , but we helped . him along by advertising . When an agent is submitting a list of acts the advertised turn will be chosen without questioning its merit or asking for detailed data about the act . Advertising will make your act saleable at all-times . You will not have any time for layoffs and the time filled will more than pay for your advertising . When you geta big time route let them know about it . The buyers are busy people and they have no time to , watch where each . act is hooked ; it is up to you , throu...
"BUNK " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
BUNK By JIMMY LYONS How often Have you stood in the wings and heard some performer just getting through say : They dont get our stuff , it s over their heads , or Our stuff is too deep for them ? Theres no such animal as over their . heads or too deep for ithem now-a-days , except in a very few places , and these places are where the audiences is composed mostly of foreigners—and • allowances should be made in such cases . The audiences of today are mainly composed of regulars . By that I mean , each theatre has its own clientele who come to it as often as there is a change of program . They are therefore educated to vaudeville ways , and in the main , are generally looking for some nifty remark , or as Chick Sales says , a wise crack . And then again your audience as a rule contains eighty per cent of the coming generation , who are alive and up to the minute on almost anything . In the case where a gag does not go over as the performer feels it should—you will find nine times out ...
"MERCILESS TRUTHS !" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALT MINCHELL Youve Met Him We can t conceal just how we feel , He always gets our goat ; The chap who magnifies each tale , Hell never get our vote . Food For Thought Generally the thing you worry about most , never really materializes . A Damli Actors not interested in what the critics say about them , anymore . Righto All bluffers are divided into two classes ; those who do it for pasttime , and those who just cant help it . Non-Essentials The chap who lakes himself seriously . We Dunno Why is it that the fellow who owns the longest yellow streak will talk the loudest in an argument ? Ouch ! Some people get married and live , scrappily ever after . The Weekly Special The difference between a chronic knocker and Babe Ruth is the latter makes a hit all the time . Zatso ? We never heard of a trouble brewer being discussed about among regulars . Thoughts For the Thirsty Near beer is never so flat as those who drink it . Things to Worry About Other peoples troubl...
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS By AL GROSSMAN The game with the Bay . Ridge athletic club has been postponed from August 8 to August 22 . On August 8 the N . V . A . s will play the Lights Club , Freeport , L . I ., on the Lights own diamond .. The players on these two theatrical clubs will include some of the best known stars of the vaudeville , musical comedy and legitimate stage and the contest is expected to be the occasion of a notable gathering of professional people at the Lights grounds in Freeport-on-the-sea . We regret to announce that the widely-heralded , doubleheader , that was to be played with the Proctor s -Theatre and Meadowbrook clubs at 1 Newark on August 1 has been calledoff , on account of the Proctor team disbanding . We had looked forward with great interest to this dual contest and its cancellation will be disappointing not only to the players but manyfans as well . On Sunday , August IS , we tangle with the Brooklyn Elks in east New York . Directions on how ...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT By ARTHUR TERRY JOHNSTOWN , PA ., July 21 Friend Lew : I got your telegram , it marked paid . This worried me considerablt thought the summer heat had fected you but the boy came to a few moments later and told the mistake had been made at office so I knew you were alt ! Am playing the Majestic Johnstown this week . Met J &gt; ager Doyle and he interduced to a lot of other good Irishmen If you are not a politician * bootlegger you dont amount much nowadays . So I took 1 « J at the republican club , went on dinner with a democrat and &gt; - the show I was entertained a supper given by the suffrage P » Now Im ready to vote a iuS ticket . . | Thanks for laying me off &gt; n troit next week . I will S e \ measure taken for a new su » clothes and make it up ° n ponies in Windsor . With con 1 sion to follow , Yours truly , „ v ARTHUR TERR
BOXING NOTg — ' ¦— ^ 5 [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
BOXING NOTg — ¦— ^ 5 By AL FRIEND ( Bantamweight Champion 0 f EnglishMusic Halls ) As soon as the Golf tournament is over why not hold a Boxing • tournament for members of Uie N . V . A . ? We understand there are lots of boxing celebrities who belong to the club . Would suggest it being rum the same principle as in Englu All entries must be novices . We feel sure that the differt managers would donate tropt for the winners of the tliffert weights . To start off with I will dot a cup to the winner of the band weight class . Don t forget , the next lightweij champion will be Lew Tetidl ( providing he doesn t fight Ben Leonard for the title ) . If you had witnessed the fj between Georges- Carpentier i Billy Papke in France you would wonder why Carpentier took a b : home after Jack Dempsey i cleared of his slacker charges . According to letters received us from England , our old pall ( Kid ) Lewis made a clean swe of all the English welterweight !