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¥ 0 DENVER MANAGERS WHO ARE DOING GOOD [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
¥ 0 DENVER MANAGERS WHO ARE DOING GOOD ia . x Fabish and Louis Levand Carry Out Improvements in a Highly Practical • . Manner . By WALTER WINCHELL DENVER , COLO ., Sept . 2—mdeville actors playing Denver e loud in their praises of two : al managers who are showing a practical manner that they are art and soul with . the widespread forms being carried out in vaudelle . These two regulars are ax Fabish , manager of the Oricum , and Louis Levand , maner of the Empress . They do not ek publicity but several stories ncerning helpful attitude toward lists have leaked out . Mr . Fabish is an enthusiastic pporter of THE VAUDEVILLE EWS , and the N . V . A . He has cently decorated the green room ck stage at the Orpheum with a g frame containing a set of the ilored postcard views of the _ N . . A . club house in New York City . aday I heard him ordering a-spe-ally made wire basket in which keep copies of THE NEWS ailable for performers . Mr . Fabish recently received a tter from Frank Herbin ...
MOVING DAYS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
MOVING DAYS Next Monday officially starts the season of 1920-21 , and more performers than ever will be on the move , for there are more theatres than ever before . It Is important that you leave a permanent address at the N . V . A . Club , for you never know when the officers will want to reach you , and in a hurry . Maybe your permanent address will change in September or October , when so many people have to move : and so it would be well to anticipate this condition now , and for your own personal business advantage , mall in the new address . This will insure prompt delivery of your mall and telegrams . -
LOEW ROAD SHOW OFFERS TO ASSIST KEITH HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
LOEW ROAD SHOW OFFERS TO ASSIST KEITH HOUSE Entire Bill Moves to Another Theatre to Fill in a Threatened Disappointment At noon , Thursday , August 26 th , the acts on the bill due to open at Keiths Lyric theatre at Birmingham , Alabama , had failed to arrive owing , to belated train schedules and advices indicated that they would not arrive in time for the matinee performance at that house . The manager of Keiths Lyric , Mr . Ayres , was in desperate straits as the time drew on for his matinee performance . His theatre was filling rapidly . He was hoping against hope that the train conveying his acts would make up lost time , or a portion of it , and arrive before matinee time . It so happened that E . A . Schiller , the General Representative of the Loew Southern and Southwestern Circuit , was in Birmingham and hearing -. indirectly that Keiths Lyric was without acts for the matinee performance immediately got in touch with the acts opening at the Loew theatre in Birmingham . The ...
LOYALTY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
LOYALTY By J . ALDRICH LIBBEY Loyalty is worth more than gold , for gold cannot buy it . It is an enormous asset for any government or organization . It is of incalculable value and cannot be weighed on scales like commercial products . Loyalty stands like Gibraltar , inspiring and noble ; impregnable against every wave of temptation of worldly gain , immovable in its strength of character . . Oceans of hate , intrigue and calumny cannot influence loyalty , for it is built upon the solid foundation -of honesty and faithfulness , rather than betrayal of trust . An ingrate is the most despicable human alive . To accept hospitality , to be welcomed as a friend and a confidant of the inner circle , and then to attempt to slur and belittle the efforts of those who are extending the right hand of fellowship , is base ingratitude , and worthy only of the cur that sneaks along in the dark , afraid of the light of truth , honesty and decency . Be loyal . Be true to yourself and to the trust ...
ANOTHER HOTEL EXTENDS COURTESY TO ARTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
ANOTHER HOTEL EXTENDS COURTESY TO ARTISTS Cincinnati Hostelry Goes Out of Its Way to Accommodate the Traveling Performer . In these days of crowded hotels and indifference toward traveling artists , it is gratifying to find here and there a hostelry that appreciates the patronage of performers and goes out of its way to accommodate them . This is especially true in view of the fact that the letter regarding conditions recently sent to the American Hotel Mens Association by the V . M . P . A . did not elicit even the courtesy of a reply . The following letter has been ¦ received by THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS from the Hotel Sinton at Cincinnati and is reproduced in full in the hope that it will afford an example to other hotel proprietors . Artists would do well to keep this copy of the paper and show the letter to hotel clerks or managers who do not accord them courteous treatment . The letter follows : CINCINNATI , OHIO , Aug . 28 , 1920 . Mr . Glenn Condon , Editor , The Vaudeville News ,...
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
HARKING BACK TONY PASTOR ' S THEATRE GOOD RESERVED SEATS 25 CTS . PROGRAMME For Week of March 14 TONY PASTOR ' S NEW GRAND COMP ' Y TONY PASTOR AT EACH PERFORMANCE FIRST TIME IN THIS THEATRE MISS MAY HOWARD THE LETTER THAT NEVER CAME THE LIVINAS LENTON BROTHERS AL FOSTELL - FLORENCE EMMETT - MARIA GILCHRIST Miss MINNIE LAWTON WINSTANLEY BROS . , . . . . . . fc-lMl . Jm . liX . ^ ^ ¦ 4 MISS JEBBlirBOYP * THE GROWLER win * ami MMO cm . MATINEES TUESDAY INI ) FRIDAY By AL FOSTELL The above program is one of Pastor s famous 14 th Street Theatre programs of the 80 s for which his theatre was noted . May Howard , known as Beautiful May , was a vocalist of rare ability , and her song , The Letter That Never Came , was one of the big hits , of the day . She later drifted from the variety to burlesque , on account of her beautiful form and voice , and was for years considered the queen of burlesque . She was the feature with the Harry Morris shows and after his death was the feature of and m...
CRITICISM , REAL AND UNREAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
CRITICISM , REAL AND UNREAL By PELHAM LYNTON ( Lynton &amp; Roberts ) The word criticize is derived from the Greek word Krino which means to judge , esteem , select , or separate . Webster in his definition of a critic greatly subordinates the significance of the term as one who is given to harsh rigorous or captious judgment to one who , he says in part , expresses a reasoned opinion on any matter , as a work or a course of conduct involving a judgment of its value , truth , or righteousness , an appreciation of its beauty or technique or an interpretation of its meaning . From this we see that true criticism , dealing as it does with fundamental laws , fixed rules , and unalterable fundamentals by which the merits or demerits of a situation or a piece ¦ of work may be judged , is strictly impersonal and impartial . Holding perfection ever before the gaze it is able to offer efficient explanation of how a result measured by this standard may be best attained . However , mos...
KEITH'S BOYS BAND HAS ITS ANNUAL FIELD DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
KEITHS BOYS BAND HAS ITS ANNUAL FIELD DAY The annual outing and field day of trie B . F . Keiths Boys Band , was held at Starlight Amusement Park , in the Bronx , and everyone of . the 300 or more youthful musicians who attended declare it to be the most successful affair of its kind that has yet been arranged for them . Manager AI Darling of the Royal Theatre had charge of the affair and it was through him that the management of Starlight Park turned the big amusement place over to the youngsters without charge . The boys gave a concert in- the morning and one in the afternoon , but the rest of the day was spent in enjoying the ^ various concessions and rides , including a glorious swim . There were also a number of athletic events . Besides Mr . Darling , a number of other Keith officials , all of whom are intensely interested in and proud of the band , were present .
" HAVE YOU ? EVER--- ?" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
HAVE YOU ? EVER--- ? By HAL NEWPORT I sometimes to a movie go And there in bliss I sit , Till someone comes and spoils the A And makes me have , a fit . You know the person that I mean , The awfully wise gazabo . Who knows each star upon the screen . And is not afraid to say sol Just when the picture gets a start At thrilling yon clear through , A voice is heard from out the dark : There s Fairbanks .. He looks blue . And so it goes thronah every reel ; Your head is in a whirl As from vour seat vou gentlv stral . And youd like to kill that girll Five long reels I and with each one You get some information Of how Miss Pick ford , has a son — AH wrongl Ill tell the nation . Then Chaplin on the screen appear- . Yon like to see his hokum , , ., But , the voice close by says Oh , my d His bankkr oils almost brokenl Give me my way , Ill pass a law , And enforce it , too—no fun !—- That not a gink shall use his jaw Except , for chewing gum ! For when I visit a movie show I go for peace and...
ANOTHER RULING MADE ON CANADIAN SITUATION [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
ANOTHER RULING MADE ON CANADIAN SITUATION Performers , to Avoid Trouble , Should • See that all Credentials are Obtained . Pat Casey , manager of the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association , ; who has been making earnest efforts to get the present CanadianUnited . States immigration straightened out , is in receipt of another rulr ing by the Canadian authorities , forwarded to him by Henry J . Carr , of the Shea Amusement Company , Buffalo , N . Y ., who calls attention to the fact that several performers have recently been detained at the border again on account of not having proper credentials . The ruling was written by the acting inspector-in-charge at Niagara Falls , Ont ., in response to a request from the passenger agent of trie Grant Trunk Railway at Buffalo , and follows in full : DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION , CANADA NIAGARA FALLS , ONT ., Aug . 23 , 1920 . Sir , I am in receipt of your letter of the 19 th instant , with reference to theatrical performeis...
GIVING CREDIT TO THE ORCHESTRAS AND STAGE-CREWS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
GIVING CREDIT TO THE ORCHESTRAS AND STAGE-CREWS In simp le justice to those who re cooperating whole-heartedly the movement to better conI tions in vaudeville , it is only air that they be commended 0 r the great interest they are aking- Mr . Albee does not al3 W these things to go unnoticed , nd the following letter was sent 0 the beads of both the musijans and the stagehands in heatres throughout the- counrv where reports have been reeived from artists and managers elling of the fine cooperation hat these two departments— -the nusicians and the stage crews—lave given in making the arists stay at the theatre pleasant . Copy of letter to musicians and ¦ ige hands : ! August 10 , 1920 . - jar Sir : [ have been a little lax in writing you , t it hasnt lessened my desire and grat- : aiion to commend you and the men who irk with you in your department . I re received hundreds of letters from all rts of the United States from artists , ling of the great consideration which s ueen shown t...
PERSONALITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
PERSONALITY By ORVILLE GRANT ( GRANT &amp; WALLACE ) Personality is one of the greatest factors in the making of a successful vaudeville artist . • Personality demands , and gets , high salaries , and it is something that can be developed by those who are willing to devote the time and endeavor to it . The personality most valuable to the artist is that which appeals to the theatre-goers of today , for as a class they appreciate the highest possible form of entertainment . Many actors who do considerable fault-finding and kicking would . cut it out if they knew how destructive it was to their personality . Bread cast upon the waters , returns again , is the old saying , and it applies to artists , for they cannot expect an . audience to bs entertained and satisfied unless they are first satisfied themselves with their own conditions and environment . Adherence to this simple rule will do much to produce the tranquility so essential to a good personality .
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS By AL GROSSMAN Handicapped by the absence of several of their best players , who were out of the game on account of illness or by reason of out-of-town engagements , the N . V . A . s lost to the fast semi-professional Manhattans at Manhattan Beach , Coney Island , last Sunday by the score of 12 to 11 . The game was witnessed by 3 , 000 persons , mostly bathers . The Manhattan club is a unique organization , composed of college athletes who spend their vacation at the beach . They always play in bathing suits with regulation spiked shoes and baseball caps . The game was tied for several innings , 11 to 11 . In the last half of the ninth inning the N . V . A . s lost the contest by a fluke . Gus Van stopped two runs at the home plate in this inning arid everything looked rosy for an extra inning game , but on the second out at the plate a Manhattan runner came home from third and beat the ball to the plate by inches , giving therri the winning run and a...
JOE , THE GOB , SEES SAILORS PLAY ACTORS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
JOE , THE GOB , SEES SAILORS PLAY ACTORS ( A recent baseball game in Brooklyn betwen the N . V . A . and the V . S . S . Tennessee , inspired the following humorous letter from a member of the crew . It is reprinted from THE TENNESSEE TAR , published monthly aboard the Tennessee . ) Dear Mawn Paw : Well , folks , shes sum atholetic ship . She is . Lass time I rote you about a guy named Joe Dundee . Hes a fighter . This time I want to right you about the ball teem . I guess we have the best ball team in the Navy league all right , even Babe Ruth had his pitcher took with them—did you . see it ? I , guess you all know who Babe Ruth is . : No it ain t no girl . Ruth thats his lass name an Babe must of a been give him by his wife . Well , hes the champine home run hitter of the world and the only thing I . don t like about him is he plays for the Yaankees . I guess me an you folks doun Tennessee would rather se him play for the Rebels any day—A maw ? We gotta lotta good players in the t...
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS A creditor always has a better memo than the debtor . A good education , is : half the success « show business . A good word , even for a poor acli f worth much and costs little . We all want to live long , but none of * care to grow old . Some of us talk wisely , but act like fo * An idler is the devils co-worker . Pleasure passes quickly , whereas sorro seems to linger ; Business neglected , , is business lost . Do what you can , when you canno what you would : Beware of agents who promise much . get you- nothing . Don t offer advice , until asked for ifWe can learn much , by study ing ° neighbor . Those who live ¦ for &gt; themselves alone Michael Feenies . -
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
T HE WW ^ NEWS Devoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK PALACE THEATRE BUILDING 1564 Broadway , New York City GLENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News is distributed free to artists , managers , theatre employees and all others connected with Vaudeville In the United States and Canada . If you find It Impossible to obtain your copy through the theatres , write us and we will place your name on a separate mailing list . Artists who do not find copies available each week In the theatres they play are urged to notify us , giving name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING No advertising of any kind will be accepted for publication In The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS does not assume responsibility for Individual contributions appearing In these columns , nor should statements appearing in same necessarily be taken as the policy of this paper or Its sponsors . Contributions of interest to the vaudeville world are solicited , b...
| EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
| EDITORIAL AN UNNECESSARY ABUSE Several letters have been received from artists , complaining of the manner in which their music is handled by some orchestras . -This is a condition that has existed for a long time and for which there is no excuse . When an artist has his music arranged and the various parts written he has laid out quite a sum of money , The musician who , thoughtlessly or otherwise , marks or defaces a single sheet is taking money out of the artist s pocketbook . As one correspondent puts it , there is no more reason for the musician taking liberties with a performer s music than there is for the performer going down hi the pit and scratching his initials on a cornet or painting a picture on the drum with grease paint . On the face of- it this may seem like a trivial matter , but when you reckon that the average act pays out $ 200 a season for his original and subsequent orchestrations , and that there are thousands of acts , the aSgi egate mounts up to a consider...
THE ART OF THE VAUDE VILLI AN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
THE ART OF THE VAUDE VILLI AN An Appreciation by E . H . CONWAY -:- In Four Installments No . 2 Nor does the lack of such adventitious aids as setting and story represent the sum total of the vaudevillians disabilities . The legitimate actor expresses himself through a medium which may be likened , to a single brilliant whose lights are deftly fused to produce one definite effect . There is no rivalry among the colors for predominance . Vaudevilles character is more that of stone with seven or nine separate facets , yielding a like number of distinct impressions . Fusion , unity , subordination of parts—these are out of the question . They are particularly out of the question because not one effect is desired , but several . Indeed , the art of the booking manager consists in making these separate effects as varied as possible , within the limits of popular appeal . • The vaudevillian , therefore , is under the constant strain of competition with- those who coruscate around him . He...
" MERCILESS TRUTHS !" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALTER WINCHELL FREE VERSE Mary saw a mosquito , Nibbling round her feeto , Her hand came down , WHAM ! She missed and said , GOSH , I came near using a kuswoid . WELL KNOWN JACKS In the Box—Dempsey—Of All Trades—Dalton —A Pair of—Norworth—Frost—Got Any?—Cracker—Ball the—Flap—And Jill—Rabbit—Boot— O Lantern—The Giant-killer—Assess —Tar — Daw — Pershing—BlackSprat —Automobile—Knife —Johnson . MEBBESO , MEBBESO Dear M . T . —Don t you think this World would be a better place to live in if the people were like the bumble bee ? You see , when the bee stings somebody good and hard , he ( the bee ) dies shortly afterward . —Masters &amp; Kraft . Man will do many things to get himself loved ; he will do all things to get himself envied . Wrinkles merely indicates where smiles should be . OUR WEEKLY SPECIAL Your mirror will tell you what your friends won t . A NOVELETTE Sezzee : Did he said I said it ? Sezzi : Well , if . I m not , and you catch me doing it , m...