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SHE'S THE ONLY ONE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
SHES THE ONLY ONE CHICAGO , Nov . 30 . —May Bretonne &amp; Co ., playing the local houses , provide a fine topic for advertising in the fact that Miss Bretonne is said to be the only lady who has been honored by an election to the B . P . O . Elks membership . Some of the managers are boosting her along those lines .
Feminine Fancies and Foibles [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
Feminine Fancies and Foibles By Cady Whaley BESSIE WYNNE returned to the Fifth Avenue theater , delighting the audiences there , the past week . They received her with the greatest enthusiasm , giving her many recalls at each performance , and the obliging Lady Dainty responded gracefully and happily . She has a large personal following , who will regret that she is again about to desert vaudeville to become the star of A . H . Woods Tantalizing Tommy company . In a little chat in her dressing room , while removing the bit of make-up and stage finery , she told me the new part was very much to her liking ; that it is a girlish part , sweet and pretty like a spring maid , with very beautiful music . Well , I shall always remember you in tights , for you were the prettiest creature imaginable and wore them in just the right way , said the interviewer . i ( \ 7 ES , she replied , but I wanted to grow up and be a X girl , and the managers wouldn t have me in anything but boy parts then ...
SUING FOR COMMISSIONS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
SUING FOR COMMISSIONS CHICAGO , Dec . 4 . —Attachments and suits upon acts playing Chicago have been plentiful in the past two or three weeks . Last week Leo Beers , while playing the Empress theater , for Sullivan &amp; Considine , was introduced to legal proceedings instituted against him by Adolph Meyers , of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association , who claimed that Beers owed him $ 44 commissions for booking the ; act over the Interstate Circuit . When the matter was looked into it was discovered that last December Meyers and the bookers of the Interstate time had a falling out and the circuit refused to handle his acts . Beers went to the Interstate people and booked it himself .
CLEVELAND HAS A NEW ONE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
CLEVELAND HAS A NEW ONE V . C . C . CLOWN NIGHT CLEVELAND , O ., Dec . S . —The new theater being erected by the Ohio Theater Co ., on Woodland avenue , is now under roof and will soon be ready to open . It will have a seating capacity of 1 , 400 . Vaudeville and moving pictures are to be given . The projectors of the house claim that they will make it appeal to the better element so that it will be an up-lift for all the people in that vicinity . Last Saturday the Vaudeville Comedy Club revived one of the happy functions which made their old clubrooms memorable and popular . Their new quarters were crowded on the occasion of the first clown night of the season and talent which represented many hundreds of dollars in weekly salaries provided fun for the multitude .
BILL SWITCHED : SAM RESTS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
BILL SWITCHED : SAM RESTS This is an unexpected off week for Sam J . Curtis &amp; Cc . They were booked for the Fulton , Brooklyn , but a change in the bill made it impracticable to add his act to the expense . Hen . ce he strolled Broadway all week in anticipation of playing the Nixon , Philadelphia , week of Dec . 11 .
BUYS FOND DU LAC HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
BUYS FOND DU LAC HOUSE FOND DU LAC , Wis ., Dec . 5 . —F . H . Allard , manager of the Orpheum theater , South Bend , Ind ., has purchased the Idea theater and will book through the Western Vaudeville Managers Associa ^ tion . The Idea formerly was booked by the Theater Booking Corporation .
MIXED DRINKS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
MIXED DRINKS Hennings , Lewis &amp; Co ., at Keith s , on Thanksgiving night gave me a delightful finish for my turkey-dinner in the shop * of eighteen minutes of solid laughs , consisting of all kinds of wholesome comedy situations ana dancing . An audience that has over-eaten is the hardest thing in the world to make laugh , but the audience this night couldn t help themselves . There are some corking dancing numbers atso shown by this sure-fire trio .
STAGE MANAGER DEAD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
STAGE MANAGER DEAD WATERBURY , Conn ., Dec . 3 . —John F . Robinson , stage manager of Polis theater , in this city , died here today . He was suddenly stricken on Friday night with paralysis and fell down a stairway : He lingered until today . He was well known to vaudeville people .
HARRISBURG IN LINE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
HARRISBURG IN LINE HARRISBURG , Pa ., Dec . 4 . —The recent sale of the Lochiel Hotel property to men who represent Wilmer &amp; Vincent and Nathan Appel has brought out a statement from those gentlemen that they contemplate erecting a new theater on the site in a short time . An architect from Detroit , Mich ., has been here all the week and has taken measurements of the property and will at once start on the plans . The new house is to be built in such a manner that it can be used for any production .
THEY DID IT RIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
THEY DID IT RIGHT GALVESTON , Texas , Dec . 2 . —A novel way of spending Thanksgiving was adopted by the eleven vaudeville people playing at the Crystal theater here this week . At the suggestion of Henrietta Gores , of the team of Riesner &amp; Gores , a housekeeping flat was rented for the entire week . The performers made up a pool to defray expenses and the ladies did the marketing and decorating of the rooms . With very little outside assistance arrangements were made for a genuine Home Thanksgiving dinner . At a given hour the people marched to the rooms and were ushered into the dining room where they saw a table spread with everything that goes to make up a real big dinner . Cheers were given for the cooks and then without any further preliminaries everybody sat down and started to eat . After the table had been cleaned toasts , songs and stories were in order and this concluded one of the most novel ways of spending a holiday by troupers far away from their homes . ...
LOVELY LA BIANCA'S HIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
LOVELY LA BIANCAS HIT The sensation of the week in New York vaudeville has been the great success scored at the Fifth Avenue by La Bianca , assisted by Mons . Wania , in her spectacular sensational dancing act . La Bianca is a one-time premier dancer of the Metropolitan Opera house ballet , and has made a tour of the Orpheum Circuit with another act . Now she brings to the Metropolis a gorgeously beautiful production , equipped with handsome costumes and brilliant light effects . The number is divided into five suits , of which the Russian dance cleaned up the heaviest with the Fifth Avenue audiences Monday afternoon . Her hit was of the strictly sensational sort .
AUTOGRAPHS FOR CHARITY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
AUTOGRAPHS FOR CHARITY BERLIN , Germany , Dec . 2 . —The actors of Bresl au , Germany , have been pestered lately by requests from young women for their autographs . This was especially true of big vaudeville acts , many of them receiving as high as twenty applications a day for signatures . Now the Silesian Association of Actors has adopted a new ruling , which will stop this fad or make it pay . Hereafter no actor , singer or musician will grant any request for an autograph unless it comes on a blank to be provided by the association . This will cost one mark , about twenty cents . The money that may be derived from this will be devoted to charity .
SUES TO DIVORCE ACROBAT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
SUES TO DIVORCE ACROBAT Mary A . King , an actress , has begun an action in divorce against her husband , Harry King , an acrobat . Her complaint sets forth that she married King in Wilmington , Del ., in 1909 , when she was but sixteen years old and was deserted by her husband in August , 1910 , when the acrobat told her he was goirig west . An order permitting the libellant to serve notice on her husband by publication has been entered by the Court .
ARTIST SUES MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
ARTIST SUES MANAGER KNOXVILLE , Tenn ., Dec . 5 . —J . V . Gibbons has sued Manager Rogers , of the Airdome theater for $ 50 , owing to the cancellation of his act . The act worked two days and then was canceled , Mr . Rogers claiming that Gibbons had been guilty of using improper language . Mayor Hascall , of Knoxville , has been retained as the representative of So ) and Fred Lowenthal , of Chicago .
TRYING SUNDAY SHOWS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
TRYING SUNDAY SHOWS DECATUR , 111 ., Dec . 3—A test of the Sunday show was made here today when theater managers threw the largest house in the city open to vaudeville performances . Packed houses were in attendance . There was no interference by the city authorities , although a vigorou r warfare is being waged by the churches . This marked the first Sunday vaudeville in Decatur in the history or * the city .
OUT FOR HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
OUT FOR HIMSELF Arthur Hopkins , long associated with the Orpheum Circuit , has left Mr . Beck s employ and branched out for himself . He has opened booking offices in the Putnam building and will produce vaudeville acts and threeact plays . Effie James , in Holding a Husband , will be his first vaudeville production , opening Christmas day , and he has two other sketches now in rehearsal .
LIVE WIRE PAULINE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
LIVE WIRE PAULINE Percy G . Williams has engaged Pauline as a feature act . He recently put it over so well at the Greenpoint that Mr . Williams , it is said , decided that scientific hypnotism , as demonstrated by Pauline , is just what his audiences most want . Therefore , his appearance this week at the Bushwick , with the other Williams theaters to follow .