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EVERYBODY SMILES ATOP FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 20 August 1920
EVERYBODY SMILES ATOP FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE Everybody smiles at Proctor s Fifth Avenue Theatre . It should be re-named the theatre of smiles . The manager , Wm . Quaid , is the original Sunny Jim . Assistant Manager McNamee , who looks after . the artists back stage , wears the smile that won t come off . And the smiles of these two executives are reflected in the happy faces of the house staff arid the artists . But the greatest smiles of all are -the ones atop the theatre , where the management has fitted out one of the coziest and most . complete roof garden cafaterias in the United States . To see the artists , in comfortable clothes and with their make-up on , eating , resting , reading the papers and otherwise making themselves comfortable between shows , is enough to make anyone smile . The assistant manager gets out the menu cards for the roof . He s some comedian himself . Here s one we found in the roof garden the other day : LONEY HASKELL SAYS , YOU SHOULD NOT CHARGE ANYTH...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 20 August 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a splendid department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well as booking offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this office from time to time . We will sort and file them and publish the list . No letter is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure arid allow plenty of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose self-addressed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y .- / Ulman , Mr . Jimmie Anderson , Mr . A . Andrews , Undine Anthony &amp; Arnold Arnold , Miss Rena M-tcraft Revue Barton , Mr . Morey Bcny , Mr . F . W . Boydell * Miss Jean Boyle , Miss E . Bresford , Miss Vera Broner , Mr . James D ., Jr . Burke , Beatrice ( B...
WELCOMES "THE NEWS" IN SWEDEN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 20 August 1920
WELCOMES THE NEWS IN SWEDEN c &gt; J ^ L . ^ . J || r V ^ S filS -W Rolf s Kevue , ^ i ^ sfj ^ fsi Intiraa Theatre , Stockholm . ^ $ *&amp; *^® July 24 th 19 P . 0 . Glenn Condon . Esq ., Palace Theatre Bids ., Hew York City . Bear » r . Condon :- Kindly favor me by forwarding . to address below , The Vaudeville Mews . Have received a few copies through the kindness of Hiss i . abel Percival . - The installation of manager • in » the Wttk Houses to look after the welfare of . the artists , and the creation of a weekly organ to bring to-gether all interests in Vaudeville is great step forward in the right direction . To those who have either directly . or indirectly been the cause of the improvement of conditions for the artists , my he . artfoli thanks . £ / Sincerity YrWe-r After SePt . lst , &lt;^ V ^ M SLSOoJUlJL c / o Ernest Edelsten , # ^ s \ £ ^ l —^ 2 * J ^ 5 Lisle St ., London . W . ( h 2 . CJrV ^ Er-gland . ,
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 20 August 1920
Do you like my new- dinner pwn , dear ? Yes , the part you have on . —Boston Transcript . . I tell you , Jim , said his father-iii-law , your wife is a woman in a ¦ ousand . I know it , said Jim , • *; , llngly , but you needn t rub it n - —New York Globe . Oh , Henry ! I lost my dog . Why dont you advertise for him ? He can t read . —Cleveland News . Mother— Why don t you dress sensibly , Marie ? Daughter— Oh , ma , it would , seem so foolish . —Montreal Herald ..
N . V . A . mszMM NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 20 August 1920
N . V . A . mszMM NOTES You all know Johnny Liddy , V Our Johnny in charge of the General Office . Johnny has grown up with the N . V . A . and has rendered valuable services ever since the organization was-started . He is a part of vaudeville and a protege of Pat Casey . When he entered the Casey • agency he was in knee breeches and was always known to the clients in that office for his courtesy and civility . These sterling . qualities were recognized by his employer , who advanced him to . a position of trust and later transferred him to the office of the N . V . A ., where his popularity is well known tp every officer and member . To know Johnny is to love him . There seems to have been an epidemic of weddings around the club lately and : the wedding bells rang -out for Our Johnny . last Saturday afternoon at . St . Cecelia s Church . The bride was Katheryne McGarvey , a lion-professional . They left immediately for a two weeks vacation , but forgot to leave any forwarding addre...
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 20 August 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS A blackeye in the office is usually earned . The small-timer : Thank heaven , every day isn t . Sunday . What have you for the proverbial rainy day , besides the umbrella ? Silence may be golden —but not to a monologist . No matter how un-important our spot may seem , it s necessary towards the building up of a good show . Listen to others—then use your own judgment . A man who acts foolish is usually iri love . Your value to others may depend on how much you are good for . Why is it some actors work , week in and week out , and at the end of the season , have nothing to show for it but -a played out route slip ? Closing the show . isnt half as . bad as being on second , and second isnt as bad . as opening ,. . and opening isnt as bad as not working at all—so why complain ?
PROMPT PAYMENT MADE OF $ 1000 N . V . A . POLICY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
PROMPT PAYMENT MADE OF $ 1000 N . V . A . POLICY Widow of Deceased Artist Receives Insurance Within Three Weeks After Demise When the vaudueville managers of : he nation donated the entire receipts oi one performance on May S last tor [ he foundation of a N . V . A : Insurjnce Fund they probably did not realize themselves the vast amount of good the money would do when dealt nut in $ 1 , 000 parcels to the dependents of deceased artists , who , in their lifetime , were members of the N . V . A . The fact that this insurance is now in full force and effect and that the annual benefit for its maintenance is an established and permanent feature was forcibly brought home recently when one of the first payments of insurance money was made to the widow of a deceased member . The money was in her hands within three weeks of the date of her husband s death , and is serving to tide her over until the will can be probated and the small estate settled up . The correspondence in this case shoul...
I AM AN HONEST ACTOR [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
I AM AN HONEST ACTOR I am an honest actor . My stock in trade is talent and brains , for they always go together . ^ My task in life is a noble one , for I replace g loom with joy and send smiles to chase away frowns . . 1 am a child of the stage and an audience is niy family . To those whom disaster or misfortune overtake , I am a . welcome visitor , for I dispel the blues and give of my talents , and money to those distressed . My greatest joy in life is derived from pleasing others . I am . human and therefore I work hard to keep abreast of the times . I respect . those who give me employment , for they risk much and work hard to make the road easy for me . I love my country and obey its laws and I hold that every man has the right to his own religious beliefs . My profession is as old as the ages and is recognized by all races as honorable . I have my own home—the N . V . A . —and no finer exists . I belong to the N . V . A . because I am honest with myself . 1 try to build up ,...
ARTISTS IN NEW YORK WARNED ABOUT BAGGAGE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
ARTISTS IN NEW YORK WARNED ABOUT BAGGAGE So-called : N . V . A . Transfer Company Has No Connection with Organization of Same Name The National Vaudeville Artists , Inc ., took steps this week , through their legal department , toward compelling a transfer company located on Thirty-eighth Street to discontinue using the name of the organization . The company , which has been operating for some time , is known as the N . V . A . Transfer Company , and the letters N . V . A . together with a list of Proctor and Keith theatres , arc prominently displayed on the front of their offices . Their trucks bear the full title , National Vaudeville Artists . The legal department gave the company until September 1 to eliminate from their signs and advertising matter all reference to the N . V . A ., with a warning that if the request is not complied with steps will be taken to enforce such action through the courts . Cases wherein the company has failed to deliver baggage on time or has charged ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
BUSINESS STAFF . J . H . Kinrir ..- —» ... ; .- „ .. „ . „ . ——™ .... Dtr « t » r J . B . D * TU Proprietor Wm . Foot * .. ... _ — -. Hinacw E . H . KKJM BUf « Mmtgflf EtRHoyt— . — ...... ..,-.. ~ - ~—Tnuurer A . M . Th » tther . VOMI Director , Geom E . Collin * . — ... Leader of Orchertr *; PhUH . Hacker ^ ... LeederorBand Mix Million . — .-...-...-.- Muter of TnnaiwrlaltonCOMEDIANS . BIlljRIo * . E . M . IWI , I , Chu-Sallr , LOT Delmora , Edmrd IL DoRirt , Nrtll ffBdM . E » U . Earn * , lnterlncutor . PROGRAMME . * PABTl . Onmd Introdoctorjr Onwtum froro the Open of La FlHc dn Tamboar Major , amnnd by E . M . Knrae—Haterlr 1 ! Mfnstrtls Climb Up Z ...:... _ . * . „ ¦ am . 8 i . Hr Sight Brin « Oot the Btati — Fred Bondell Come to Baltimore ... . , .:...... Len Delmore &gt; Tfae Song that Beached My Heart - - ..-. Arthur Yntt CHAHOB or raiir net , And Ffrtf Introduction at tfce Foaor Conx &amp; Un * , ¦ BILLY RICE AITD E . M . HALL . Not Alwaye .. ! ... —* __ Bill...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
By AL FOSTEIX The weekly salary list and program of Haverlys Mastadon . Minstrels , : herewith reproduced , are two very interesting and unique items and afford a splendid opportunity for comparison with conditions of today . The above salary list and program are . dated in July and August of 1892 , twenty-eight years ago . There i : is- only two weeks difference between the date of the program and the salary list , so the Denies on the two are the same . The program contains names now well known and even in those daysHaverly s show was made -up of -the cream of ; . the minstrel profession . Many of the acts later rose to great fame . Little George . Evans , for instance , . who was then getting $ 20 a week , became in later years the universal . favorite , . George Honey Boy Evans . He headlined the vaudeville big time , . / then was starred in the Cohau &amp; Harris Minstrels and afterward headed his own show , The Honey Boy Minstrels , for a number of years , until his de...
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
HARKING BACK HaverlysOriginalMastodonMinstrels J . H . HRUERLY , DIRECTOR . EDEN jil CASINO I ^ DEF ^ / I ::. / , WABASH AVE ., COR . MCJrgM ST / f , ; J ¦; Jl ¦/ // J JM^yf^M*f:pTb®^^ l . ff-C /*? , * 3 OO 0 S ^ V \ . / d / tMj ^ t- lions ^ - • ! 1 ¦ S ¦ &amp; . 7 ) $ L &lt;&amp; r- iriooiS / % &lt; P % J &amp; fiT l ?\&lt;&gt;«&amp; r- &lt; z &lt; - ! T . Qx ^ f i i 7 \ i &gt; o ^ ^ 6 . .., i . t lld ^ KfjmjZh IV OCr * * . /•l / L ~ - *~ I t . trifr . ¦ irYoGrtAJXM r ^ 10 IIIC / H &amp; Ol &gt; 0 t /~ ll ( 3 * nSjAt Toot / ^ - inr . sf ^ ALo 9 ~ o oov ^~ i /«? i ^ wfi / / $ oois - &gt; B ¦ v 14 ttJL . 3 oooA ! tt * f llSde ib &lt; B * 2 f * n » o ^ 15 Ol / p / tr * , fSoot ^ IU . ~ Hi / dn &lt; , TStof ^ . i TOjfi ^ c ^ f » *» »&gt; % Fyjj / vcml feto ^ i ^^ rvw 79 $ n £ lo T &amp; OOiS ^ fi / # - * J £ bttots \ , f 6 ( Pia n &gt; ...
THE MELODY OF LIFE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
THE MELODY OF LIFE By FRANK PARISH ( Parish &amp; Peru ) The Law of Life IS HARMONY . We should remember that whatever we bring to life we receive from it again . The discords we create for others come back to us •redoubled . The harmonies we are able to bring to brighten and to uplift our fellowr men are returned to us in an increased way to bless and to comfort our own lives . To help others , constitutes an effort to best help self . This is the Law , arid all may reap the joy and gladness of life , the love and the hope of life , if they . will . Sometimes we speak -of people as being discordant . A discordant person is one who is not attuned , one in whom the Melody , Rhythm and Harmony of life are absent . To produce accord it will be necessary to establish aH three . While each individual . is a U » it , the Unit may be said to-have three phases through which it exPresses itself : Soul , Mentality and Sense . Love and the deepest feelings of Joy , Faith , Hope and Pea...
SOME SINGER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
SOME SINGER By EARLE REMINGTON HINES I ve passed through many cities , And lived in many lands , I ve seen most everything thafs made , By human brains and hands . I have survived the Kaiser s lid , He lifted off from Hell , And others terrors following , Of which I need not tell . But always in my heart of hearts There was a vacancy , It seemed I had been cheated , Tho just why I could not see . If life were worth the living , From Missouri sure I came , For no one yet could show me , How the cost equalled the game . But one day at my latch string . Came a messenger . Bang I Bingl Now the world dont , owe me anything , Ive heard McCormick singl For when I heard that wondrous voice , The gift of love supreme , My soul was lifted to rejoice , I saw the Immortal gleam . I felt like some wee wandering lamb , Lost in . the falling snow , W . ho heard the shepherd calling him . God knew the way to go . ¦ Now . Im satisfied at last , That everything s all right , That God is in His Heaven...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT ( By ARTHUR TERRY ) Philadelphia , Pa ., Aug . 26 . Friend Lew : When you send me contracts after this , please have them made out to whom it may concern . I don t mind the actors readin my mail but don t want em to know how much Im gettin . I was thinkin of takin a vacation , but all the waterin places I ve looked up are dry . Could go to Mexico , but dont like the climate down there—when it ain t warm they start another revolution and make it hot for you any way . So you might as well book me a few cut weeks where I can lay down on the last show . No use going any place a feller cant have any fun no more . v Yours truly , ARTHUR TERRY .
^" "MERCILESS TRUTHS ! " " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
^ MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALTER WINCHELL GOSH , NO I The R . R . fares have been increased , . Another dirty trick , But brothers , sis--ters , promise please , You won t turn Bolshevik . RIGHTO To teach a moral , we will try , H-O-N-E-S-T-Y ,, Spells Success for you and I . OUR WEEKLY SPECIAL Meddle with dirt and some of it Ivill stick to you . AW , GWAN We couldn t say . that he was I mean , But this much is a fact , The only tip he ever gives , Is when he tips his hat . OUCH The title of a new song dedi- : ated to actors who gamble is : At the End of the Season There s Poverty . HO HUM One thing is certain , youll admit , A booster always makes a hit . FILLEMUPAGIN We have to laff , at folks we know , When the bottles dry , htpme we go . . YOU KNOW HIM Oh ! what a pest is I . M . IT ,. Ohl what a pestis he , He drives us mad we must admit , With I — MYSELE and ME . THANX Dear Mr . M . T . —Apropos of the Pullmans fifty per cent increase for sleepers , we would suggest a good way ,...
MISTAKEN IDENTITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
MISTAKEN IDENTITY ( From I lie Mirror of Life , London , England ) . Mistaken Identity wouldmake a . fitting heading for the humorous story of how a Hebrew comedian was mistaken for Young Josephs , and successfully posed as the . then welterweight . ., champion ; on a voyage from ; England to America . They were : returning to New York , and soon after ; getting on board the . boat another passenger , a . Scot , and . a . complete stranger to Al , called out : ; Hello , Harry , . to Al Friend . At nodded back , and the stranger , turning to . his pals , said : There , didn t I tell you ? I knew twas him . The news spread about the ship that a boxing champion was on board and everybody that spoke to him addressed Friend as Harry , which is Young Josephs first name . Finding , himself the ; object of many glances , Al enquired from a . friend ( no pun ) , who he was supposed to be , and was told the passengers took him for Young Josephs , welterw . eight champion of England . Now , Al...
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 27 August 1920
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS By AL GROSSMAN Before the largest crowd that ever saw the N . V . A . s play ball , our club defeated the BayRidge Athletic Club last Sunday on the Bay Ridge field , by a score of 4 to 3 . It was also the record attendance for this field . By actual count there were 5 , 000 persons present and strange to relate a big majority of them were N . V . A . rooters , although living in the Bay Ridge vicinity . The feature of the game was Sammy Smiths pitching for the N . V . A . s . Although this Rock of Gibraltar has pitched us to many victories this season he has never before shown the form that he did in this game . Six hits were recorded against him , but had it not been for the crowded condition of the playing field this number would have . been cut in half . Sammy did stellar work . with , the bat . as A well , getting two . hits ; One of them was credited as being a two-bagger , but had it not been for ground rules it would have been a home run . Sammy...