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A Forest Protest [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
A Forest Protest By Samuel Small . Dedicated to the White Rats Actors Union of America , of which organization the author is a member through association with Hebrew Variety Actors Protective Union , Local No . 5 . Oh , what a clamor , what a din ! Say , what is the matter ? The forest folk are up in arms , The white man s rule would shatter . The fox , in breathless haste , he speeds To den and cave and hollow ; He calls for war and mighty deeds , The white man s ways hed follow . Oh ! harken to the lions command ; . Let those who heed not tremble ; At break of day , in numbers great , Upon the field assemble . Before the sun had burst to flame , Before the cuckoo fluttered , The woodland beasts had heard with shame , The words their king had uttered . For shame ! What tales have reached my ears , Men rob you at their pleasure ? Your cowardice , your hearts of fear , Have made your souls their treasure . The bear complained that men have learned To hug to death and smother ; With s...
The Town with Liquid Money [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
The Town with Liquid Money By Anna Nights Il ! ust %° n tL Author I ve always suffered with insomnia , and when the doctor told me to take a long ocean voyage and a teaspoonful of the medicine he prescribed for me three times a day I felt assured I would live happily ever after . Still , many a night I lay awake on that boat bound for Australia and thought of all the stories Id ever heard about being shipwrecked on a desert island . As a consequence , I wasn t a bit surprised when I woke up one fine morning after my first night s sleep on board to find myself all alone on the beach of a sunshiny island , in midocean , with a teaspoon in one hand and my dark brown medicine , tightly corked and intact , in the other . They took me for a lady who was rolling in wealth . I started to think things over and began to realize that I must be a somnambulist when not engaged in the insomnia phase . Furthermore , I must have walked off the boat and been thrown up on this island . I arose and wa...
World ' s Fastest Seller of "Hard" Circus Tickets [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
World s Fastest Seller of Hard Circus Tickets Just for the fun of it , cut several pieces of cardboard into sizes about two inches by four , gather a bundle in eacli hand and have a group of friends buy them from you , offering money of many denominations , and see if you can make the proper change , avoid delays and operate both hands . Youll find it an almost impossible undertaking . Nevertheless Jeff Callan , at present manager of the Lynn theater , for many years sat in the ticket , wagon with Barniim &amp; Bailey s circus and sold hard tickets at fifty cents each , usually made proper change and kept his line on the move by selling tickets with both hands . A mistake in change or a piece of counterfeit money meant to Callan just that much out of pocket , for circuses require a full accounting from their ticket sellers , regardless of any or all mistakes or misunderstandings . Jeff , in fact , is the only ambidextrous ticket seller known to showdom . When he was in opera...
HELEN HARRIETT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
HELEN HARRIETT Great credit must be given to Miss Helen Harriet , who is largely responsible for the success Robert Hildreth is achieving in his protean playlet , A Four-Leaf Clover . The clever -may m which she is handling the principal supporting role of Lizbeth , the country rustic , slwws that she is at home in that line of work and stamps her as one of the best child impersonators on the vaudeville stage today . Previous to her vaudeville career , Miss Harnett has been identified with some of the large dramatic organizations and is well known in that field of work A . Four-Leaf Clover will be an added attraction at the Hudson theater , Union Hill , week of Jan . 15 . •
Grand Opera Tenor at Barber ' s Trade [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Grand Opera Tenor at Barber s Trade The vicissitudes of the operatic linpressarios of a generation ago , of course , read strangely to the layman ot this propitious era , and it is a fact that many true • stories are far more interesting than efforts to produce fiction would be . Somewhere on the Great White Way in New York , presiding over the engagement department of a great theatrical magnate , sits a man who thirty years ago passed through about as precarious a career as any that has been survived , but his optimism was such that his spirit never seemed broken . It used to be said of him that he never knew when he was licked . We will call him Mr . Blank , though it is not to be doubted that his real name will be recognized by many through this little story , for it surely is typical of the man , and of no other man at that . On one occasion Mr . Blank was making a tour of the South with an opera company , and its members were so impoverished that the male portion there of had a...
BRONCHO BALKS AT ENCORE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BRONCHO BALKS AT ENCORE At the Bronx theater , New York City , last week , Cheyenne Days , a vaudeville sketch , requiring seven people and five bronchos , was being played and the audience went wild over the stirring scenes of the little playlet . Curtain calls were demanded every day and the horses seemed to think this was extra work required , for they all started to leave the stage when the final curtain descended on the act . On Saturday afternoon , when the curtain went up for a bow , one of the bronchos resented this extra work by starting on a wild gallop around the stage . One of the cowboys threw a lasso and caught the animal and threw it . As he did so the broncho , who was near the front of the stage , rolled over into the orchestra pit , landing in the center of a big bass fiddle . The audience applauded vigorously as the thoroughly subdued animal was hauled back up .
WESTERNERS A SURPRISE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
WESTERNERS A SURPRISE New York booking agents have been considerably pleased and surprised within the past few days with the work of a new sharpshooting act in the East . There is every indication that the team will be much heard of in the near future . The performers are Carl and Ada Schilling , and although they are new in New York City , they have loads of favorable press notices to prove that they have achieved no little success around Frisco and in the West . Some of their routine is spoken of by agents as absolutely new to this kind of an act . In one test of marksmanship the lady member of the team shoots from the balcony of the theater ; with one shot from a Remington rifle she lights a match which has been laid flat against a perpendicular board , and with another _ guick shot she extinguishes the flame . ~
QUEEN MARY BOOMS SONG [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
QUEEN MARY BOOMS SONG LONDON , Dec . 18 . —On the royal visit to India Queen Mary heard the orchestra play an air that struck her fancy and she sent word to have it repeated . The band willingly obliged and when Queen Mary asked the name of the music she smiled when they told her it was called Sing This Chorus With Me . This news was sent to London by one of the royal suite and the result is that this ditty is now the rage of England .
RENELLO AND SISTER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
RENELLO AND SISTER Aerial Cyclists , presenting the latest novelties and sensations in the way of cycling . Using nothing but novelty wheels for their fancy riding , and featuring the most thrilling feat ever performed on the vaudeville stage—that of executing a complete forward somersault m mid-air , starting and finishing astride a bicycle . Something new and entirely different from all others . Featured over the Interstate and Pontages Circuits season 1909 . . Notice—This act has never played any Eastern time . Time of act , twelve minutes . Permanent address : 106 Walnut it ., Aurora , III .
ELSIE LIKES ATHLETICS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
ELSIE LIKES ATHLETICS Elsie Janis is a shining exemplar of the modern outdoor athletic type of girl . She doesn t disdain automobiles or motorboats , in fact she owns both , but she doesn t spend much time as a mere passenger in either . During her summer trip abroad she drove her car ove - some of the worst , as well as the best , roads in France , Spain , Italy and Switzerland . The small part of the summer that she spent at Shelter Island she devoted to cruising in her launch , Hilo , about the waters of Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound , and to riding horseback and playing golf over the sporty links of the Shelter Island Country Club ! At swimming and at tennis Miss Janis excels in competition with most girls of her age . She has matched even honors with Eleanor Sears , of Boston , in the distance swimming contest and qualified for finals in the ladies tournament , embracing sixty competitors during the recent tennis season at Shelter Island . Since she was a little girl , six ...
McDONALD TRIO [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
McDONALD TRIO Cyclists This trio , under the direction of Irving M . Cooper , has created favorable comment t » the West wherever shown . Mr . Cooper has arranged bookings for , this trio on the Loew tune and they are making their first appearance in New York at the American theater , week of Dec . 15 .
NELLIE GETS INJUNCTION _ .... ~ . .. . - . i receiveu nuiu [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
NELLIE GETS INJUNCTION _ .... ~ . .. . - . i receiveu nuiu i \ eme McL-oy lately from Melbourne , Australia , that an injunction had been granted there against two dancers who had been billing themselves as Nellie and Bessie McCoy in a dancing sketch , called The American Girls . Miss Nellie McCoy and her sister Bessie , has toured Australia some twelve years ago , in this sketch , and two clever young English actresses recently conceived the idea of announcing the re-appearance of the McCoy sisters in that country , where they had attained so great popularity , and to impersonate them in their old sketch . They have been appearing in all the larger cities of Western Australia , and Miss McCoy s attention was first drawn to them two months ago by J . C . Williamson , the well-known Australian manager , who managed the McCoy sisters when they first went to Australia .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Betty Beauvere , Willard Reed and Nancy St . John with their dainty musical act , billed as Colonial Pastimes , carry special scenery and a Mason &amp; Hamlin organ . William Eatwell , who directs their theatrical destinies , has secured them a long route on the Sullivan &amp; Considine Circuit . This week they are at the American theater , New York City .
Choosers' Delight [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Choosers Delight THE NEWSPAPER YOU WILL EIND AT YOUR NEIGHBORS DOOR WHEN YOU ARISE . XMAS GIFT BY AITCH-SEA-GEE CHOOS 1 TOR-IN-CHIEF XMAS SONG . Yo-. i all have heard of Santa Clans , j who is so very kind , j And brings you lots of pretty tilings , if vou are good and mind ; _ lint do you know his brother , little children of the stage . Who never had his record writ to read on history s page ? He comes much more titan once a year , And when he does , take care ; This warning , now , is sung for you , That you may all prepare . Chorus . Look out ! look out ! for Cancellation Claus ! lie brings you everything thats bad , : md don t give any cause ; He wont come down the chimney , if he should call on you , Instead , he meets you on the roof , when you go up the flue . Look out ! look out ! he sings : They don t come back . He doesnt till your stocking up ; he just gives you the sack . I f ever you should meet him , now , you want to make a pause , And run your trusty pen right throu...