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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
LyAi « WENEWS .. H exclusively to Vaudeville , e fi » those connected with same . BUSHED FRIDAY OF EACH B WEEK PALACE THEATRE BUILDING 1554 Broadway , New York City ENN CONDON .. Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION rhe News Is distributed free to artJanaaers , theatre employees and nH , e ? s connected with Vaudeville ihe United States and Canada . If . find it impossible to obtain your v through the theatres , write us i we will place your name on a sep- . t 6 mailing list . Artists who do not dCEfes available each week in the fatres they play are urged to notify B iding name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING 1 o advertising of any kind will be ¦ epted for publication In The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS ES not assume responsibility for Inlldual contributions appearing In • se columns , nor should statements bearing in same necessarily be taken the policy of this paper or Its spon- • s contributions of Interest to the udeville world are solicited , but the I name and address of the correjnde...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
EDITORIAL COURTESY More and more each day it is wning upon people in all walks life that the easiest road to continent is courtesy . Courtesy / sts nothing but pays big diyinds . Many a man has smiled mself into a better position by ing courteous to someone who the time was a total stranger to m . Our most successful vaudelle managers are courtesy , pernified . They are courteous to e artists who play for theni , courous to their patrons and courous to their house attaches . &gt; urtesy is infectious . The surly , ouchy manager will invariably surrounded by employees of the • me type . The courteous mana- ¦ r , on the contrary , will be found the midst of a smiling , alert owd of workers who are al ays on their toes to make their itrons feel comfortable and satis- : d . An artist has learned by ex- : rience to size up the atmosiere of a theatre almost the moent he steps foot inside . His tuition will tell him whether he going to have a pleasant week d an affable audience . T...
THE MANAGERS' FORUM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
THE MANAGERS FORUM THE VALUE OF SONG By W . DAYTON WEGEFARTH Music is perhaps the most inspirational of all the arts . There is nothing that gives a greater thrill , nothing that stimulates a man to do finer things than melody , for somehow it sets the universe humming in the lilt of happiness and makes the whole world kin . As I am sitting at my desk at this moment , on a warm Sunday afternoon , the notes of a frayed and hackneyed tune are ringing through a great chasm of masonery and fire-escapes , from the deep recess of the engine room . The melody is Blowing Bubbles , long since a dead-and-gone popular air ; and as it reaches my office its rhythm is faulty and the vocalizing flat , for it is being sung by a throaty baritone , whose owner perhaps knows naught of up-beats or tonevalue : one who makes his daily • bread by the sweat of his brow cannot be expected to be a student of the arts and classics . It is the voice of my engineer . Yet- there is something in the non-resonant ...
By JAMES J . MONTAGUE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
By JAMES J . MONTAGUE J . Caesar proved his judgment keen , When he said people built like Cassius , To wit , cadaverous and lean , Are bold and scheming and audacious . I am not personal , of course , I am not knocking this or that man , But I prefer a hobby horse , And I will always trust a fat man . Don t pick out persons for your sneers Because their chins are often double ; They re seldom fat above the ears , Where fat often can make a lot of trouble . Don t look on leanness as essential . I ve found that people who excel- - - Napoleon did fairly well , Though he was quite circumferential . A fat man needs a lot of chow ; He has to have a groaning table , And at the rates for viands now He can t do that unless hes able . Though fat men figure every day ¦ In business notes- and banking headlines , As men who ve fought and won their way , You never see them in the breadlines . I do not mean , please understand , That only persons are superior Whose architecture has been planned T...
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by The ]| t 9 ar ^ D |^ st PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , IM . Distributed by Pathe The windmills are vanishing from Holland , but there , are plenty of them left in American politics . — Douglas ( Ariz . ) Dispatch . No sooner had the New York legislature legalized fighting in that state than 560 Gotham couples took out marriage lincenses in one day . —Dayton News . Madame , said the polite sailor , this is the quarter deck . Oh , how nice ! beamed the fluffy young thing . And now could I see what you have for 50 cents ?—Galveston News . A Scotchman writing home from the United States pinned the _ postage stamp to the envelope as an indication of how dry he was . — Vancouver ( B . C . ) Province . The prohibitionist who declares that corks are popping in hell _ probably means that hell is popping in Cork . —Baltimore Sun . We have only this to say regarding , the decision of the Supreme Court on- the prohibition amendment—and we guess we wont say it . —New Yo...
SPEAKING OF FAT MEN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
SPEAKING OF FAT MEN ( Dear Editor : —Enclosed please find a clipping in regards to fat men , which only goes to prove that the old adage , Nobody loves a fat man , is all wrong ! I am a member of the Primrose Four ( one thousand pounds of harmony ) , and naturally , this poem tickled me nearly to death ! If you have space , print it , by all means , for the benefit of all the other fats in show business . Ever yours for a laugh , TOM MURPHY . )
"MUSINGS" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS The present Play or Pay contract is so secure that even Houdini can t get out of one . The Shamrock might have won the cup race if some of the agitators were on board blowing . He who has nothing to do but find fault , never gets very far . Did it ever occur to you that the big bookings are done in two buildings , Palace and Putnam—P . &amp; P . —Play or Pay , as it were . Between P . &amp; P . contracts , the N . V . A . and the managers marked changes vaudeville is nearly perfect . With the new system in vogue , a rap on the door , after the first show , no more causes worries . Laundry can now be sent out before the matinee without fear of having to receive it by mail in the next town . Theres only one small-time —- that s laying-off . There may be no pleasure in doing three-a-day—but what a Grand and Glorious Feelin it is to look at the bank account at the close of the season .
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
PERSONALITIES Two youngsters were captured by the police last Monday after a cliase over the roofs in the vicinity of the Alliambra Theatre , New York City . Later they were given suspended sentences by a magistrate . Richard Warner , assistant manager of the house , found that a crowd of youngsters had been sneaking into the gallery regularly by way of the roof . He laid in wait and saw them leave and start for another theatre nearby , across the roofs . It was then the chase took place . All but two of them escaped in spite of two shots the policeman fired in the air . Fred T . Herbert ( Herbert s Dogs ) . will spend the months of August and September resting at Hollyroot Farm , Wyoming , Del . Frank Collins , formerly of Collins Brothers , late of Thatcher , Primrose &amp; West s Minstrels and . other organizations , is now living at 764 Palisade avenue , Yonkers , N . Y . In a recent letter he says : I enjoy reading THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS and the , reproductions of old prog...
ORPHEUM BREEZES FROM LOS ANGELES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
ORPHEUM BREEZES FROM LOS ANGELES By WM . H . CLINE LOS ANGELES , CAL ., July 25 . Alexander Carr motored down here from San Francisco last Sunday and was delighted with the trip . Incidentally , he says , he found plenty of gasoline . every where till he struck Los Angeles , when he ascertains there was a shortage . Then he winked . Now , just what did he mean by that ? Chester Spencer and Lola Williams are accompanied on their present Orpheum tour by their little girl . They expect to take a vacation of two or three weeks here , and will spend it at a nearbyr . beach , so their little daughter may become acquainted with our ocean . Tlie Orpheum s fashion show of last week is in effect again this week , and the rivalry between Josie Heather and Elsie Piker in the display of gowns is causing the feminine portion of the audience to gasp in admiration—and all the men to gasp in fear of their pocketbooks . But tho * . the two girls are neck and neck on gowns , Elsie s freak hats win by ...
ITEMS FROM TROY , N . Y . i [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
ITEMS FROM TROY , N . Y . i By H . R . EMDE TROY , N . Y ., July 24 . F . F . Proctor is making extensive alterations to his Griswold Theatre , Troy , the stage of the theatre being removed , increasing the seating capacity considerably . The policy of the house will be pictures . The Griswold .. Theatre has been in existence since 1869 , opening at that time with a legitiate policy with The Lady of Lyons . Flbrenz Ames and Adelaide Winthrop broke in their new act entitled Alice in Blunderland during their Troy engagement . The . act was written by Mr . Ames and contains a lot of good laughs . This clever team is sure to land a spot with this act on any of the big time bills . Beck Hal and Preston Frances who are on the bill at Proctor s , Troy , the last half of this week , are sporting a new Simplex car . Between trying out their new car , playing golf and putting over their act , Mr . Hal put in a very busy three days in
I FROM WINNIPEG [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
I FROM WINNIPEG By T . E . JOHN WINNIPEG , CAN ., July 24 . Sarah Padden , who is spending part , her vacation with her husband George i Sackett , manager of the Orpheum Theair . is playing golf daily either at the Winul , Golf Club , The St . Charles Country ( J or Pine Ridge , where men who take Hi golf seriously play , and a very few won . face the music . Miss Padden has of one regret in spending the summer : Winnipeg . She will be unable to \ i part in the N . V . A . tournament , in Ki York . Eloise Murray , leading lady witli liar Hayden in The Love Game , was si denly taken ill the last day of her etigir nient here , and was operated on for apt * dicitis at the General Hospital where £ is now . making :. a rapid . recovery tmvar ; complete convalescence . . During her st ; at the Hospital , Miss Murray was ow whelmed with visitors . Sarah Padden \ vh her cheerful smile and a . btinch of cart tions was one of the first to call . Th : Mr . Singer took a Packard full of 1 famou...
: HICAGO NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
: HICAGO NOTES I By MAX RICHARD I , CHICAGO , ILL ., Jufy 26 . w ^ Uiicago Theatrical Managers Golf anient which was held at the Idlewild yv Club was voted a hugs success by f ,, n « y . This tournament is fast ben K luite popular and there is some ° . f the winner in future challenging winner of the New York tournament llc ineatrical championship . Why would &lt;&gt; i lie a good thing to do ? Boost it . * j K sure we have better golfers in [ so than anywhere in the world and , ¦ ly . Presume that New York might yjt jealous . Lowest scores and winuHlow ; Ini , * J 0 W Gross Records ol , » 3 . Jones 89 £ ar V n J- Jones 91 I I Schaeffer 97 - * . Humphrey 97 H Low Net Records Frank Schaeffer 103-24-79 Mark Heiman .. ¦ . 109-28-81 June brides and bridegrooms arc a thing of the past in the Western Vaudeville Offices ; they are now August Brides . An epidemic of marriages has hit this office as the following have announced their intentions of entering into wedlock : Glen...
YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
YOU TELL EM FROM JIMMIE SMITH : You tell cm , China , while I Peking . You tell em , Washington , while I Seattle . You tell em , Cabbage , Ive been Beet . You tell cm , Winter , I might Fall ., You tel em , Summer , while I Spring . You tell em , Suitcase , Ive got the Grip .
[^ ST ^ MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
[^ ST ^ MAIL DEPARTMENT , -lajmed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE iv S should- not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a i lirf department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well I , l-itiir offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this • from time to time . We will sort and-file them and publish the list .. No K - is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure and allow ? t i of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose , y i i ^ secd envelope . Do not write the . N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . u ircss THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . r , 1 11 C T i • in . Mr . Jack . Miss Evelyn „ r „ ,, i , Arthur ; . &amp; Kngers - , Mr . Walter , . y , Miss Ruth ,,, le . Misses l 0 C . Mr . I -lwood Is l « r , - • nws llrcakaway .. Mr . Joseph- J . m . ii . K of the World ,. r Mr . David cr . Miss Lillian £ . ...
*&* V ^ DWARO M ARSHALL *) [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
*&amp;* V ^ DWARO M ARSHALL *) KANSAS CITY , MO ., July 22 . K . C . in July is no summer resort . The past week lias been sultry hot and the weather is reflected in the box office receipts of the various theatres that are keeping their doors open throughout the summer . The hotel situation in Kansas City , from a troopers point of view , does not measure up to Omaha , either in the matter of rates or number of holstelries from which to choose . The small hotels here charge about the same rates as the small hotels in New York City . This should not be , when you consider the difference in population and value of the ground upon which hotels are built . The two big first class hotels have a tariff on their rooms about the same as the Hotel Astor , in Times Square . The Edward hotel , long the rendezvous of the profession , is still running with the rooms moderately priced . However the rooms arc sadly in need of new carpets , repapering and general renovation . The management...
N .. V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
N .. V . A . NOTES Why go to the country or sea- ^« jj shore when New York City is ^ the finest summer resort in the world and when you can enjoy double as many comforts with all the modern improvements and conveniences for half the cost at the N . V . A . club ? That s the way Taylor Granville feels about it and he should know as hes been living at the club for the past six months . Incidentally there s a reason why Taylor couldnt take a vacation just now if he wished . Taylor Granville has always given big things to vaudeville . His Star Bout was perhaps the most pretentious thing . of the kind ever produced and you all remember The System . He ., is now working night and day to complete his new production to be called The Paddock , a sensational racing act . It will include a complete scenic outfit , a cast of twenty , many supernumeraries , four horses and a working crew of four . y Mrs . W . H . Bonta , of Dallas , Texas , is the guest of her son , Al Bonta , one of our honor m...
M C INTYRE & HEATH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AT N . V . A . CLUji [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 30 July 1920
M C INTYRE &amp; HEATH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AT N . V . A . CLUji A correspondent writes the VAUDEVILLE NEWS and asks if it is possible to secure a list of names of the guests that were present ) Mclntyre &amp; Heaths Forty-fifth Anniversary Dinner given at the N . V . A . club Nov . 12 th , 1919 . We are pleased to be able to comply with t ! request for the names and also present a reproduction of the flashlight photograph made by White the night of the dinner . The list of nan was compiled by Assistant Secretary William Stuart . Four of those present at this historical event have passed to the Great Beyond . They at Hi Henry , Lew Benedict , Fred Wilson and May Wilkes . Kev to Dhotoaraoh : 1 &amp; 2 Mr . &amp; Mrs . James Mclntyre 3 Dan Qulnlan 4 Thomas Heath 5 Henry J .- Sayers 6 Charles A . Morris 7 Lew Benedict 8 Barney Fagln 9 Tom Lewis 10 J . Bernard Dillyn 11 Francis T . Ward 12 Bob Richmond 13 Sam McKee 14 Mrs . Halfpenny ( Matron Actor s Fund H...
NTAGES INTERVIEWED BY REPORTER FOR NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 6 August 1920
NTAGES INTERVIEWED BY REPORTER FOR NEWS 1 st Magnate Talks Interestingly of His Plans and Changed •- Vaudeville Conditions By WALTER WINCHELL . OS ANGELES , CAL ., August . 1 have met many magnates in iw business but none more demoitic than Alexander Pantages , D whose prjyate office I was lerctl as soon as I presented my ( 1 . With a welcoming smile and landshake he made me feel very ch at home . How many theatres are you lding ? I asked . Eight of them , he replied . hey are Toronto ,, which I exit to open August 30 , Hamilton , imphis , Kansas City , Salt Lake y . Fort Worth , New Orleans i Los Angeles . My new house re will open August 9 . had heard many wild rumors the east about his alleged change the two-a-day policy on his cirt , and asked him pointedly about There is absolutely no . truth in he said . I am riot contemting any such move at present . deferring to the N . V . A . club use in New York , he said that he i not been there since it was ished . I hear , however , he...
PEOPLE FACE STARVATION IN AUSTRIA SAYS ARTIST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 6 August 1920
PEOPLE FACE STARVATION IN AUSTRIA SAYS ARTIST In a letter dated July 15 and received here this week from Mrs . Poldi Long , wife of Long Tack Sam , the famous Chinese magician , Mrs . Long speaks of the pathetic state of affairs existing in Austria , her old home , which she is now visiting for a short while , with her two charming daughters . Just received THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , she writes . We arrived safe- at home but my old home does not look like it did seven years ago . The people are starved and the poor children look terrible . Thank God I have food with me so I can help a little among the poor . Also -we give _ performances for the poor children and my little Miha and Poldi sing and dance and do their best to help make the entertainments a success . I found all my people in the best of health but I am ill and will go next week to a resort . The two children are fine . I do not know if I will bring them back to America or not . It is so hard to get back . Yesterday I was in V...