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YOU TELL 'EM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
YOU TELL EM FROM CHARLES H . GREAVES You tell em , shoe , youve got the tongue . You tell em , policeman , it s your club . You tell em , editor , its your Telegram . You - tell em , hospital , youve got ¦ the patience . You tell em , executor , its your will You tell em , cleaner , Im dyeing . You tell em , pin , Ill stick .
MAKE THEM GO AROUND [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
MAKE THEM GO AROUND We continue to receive so many letters from managers , asking for additional copies of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , that we are compelled again to call attention to the fact that on account of the white paper situation we are forced to limit the . supply sent to each theatre . Just as soon as possible , we hope to increase the weekly edition , but in the meantime we . must ask your indulgence and co-operation . Managers should see that the copies received are distributed as evenly as possible among the performers on the bill . The most practical scheme is to place one in each dressing room . Many managers have had permanent binders made , in which the copies are kept from week to week . This provides a . file of all copies for artists who want to read the paper in . their spare moments back stage . A similar file should also be made , available for house employees , as it is impossible to send a sufficient supply to provide one for every employee . Artists who play a th...
"MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS He who lets himself go to the dogs is bound to come back with fleas . We were taught to speak . It s too bad we werent also taught to hold our tongue . Patches , may be badges of honor , but who cares for such decorations . - ^ Take your choice : —Cards , Dice , or Golf . He who steals my , purse ,, steals trash , but he who filches from me my best gag , makes me sore indeed . Why do some acts change their name ? . Do they think they re fooling anyone ? Music hath charms . You wouldnt believe it to hear some of the orchestras I have . Have you ever noticed that an agent who promises much has a poor memory ? The best throw to be made with dice—is . throwing ; them away . All the world loves- , a lover—but oh how it hates a liar . The Tired- Working Man * goes • to a musical comedy—to sleep . . . Some actors love to work , . while -. others like-to work some actors . Time and tide wait for no . man , Neither does the landlord .
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
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MY DREAM [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
MY DREAM By GEORGE KIDD ( Courtesy of Harry Shuman ) When I arrived home the other night I went to my room , turned on the light ; I removed my coat , shoes , trousers , vest , Said : Ill have a gpod nights rest . I removed my collar , my shirt and tie , Put on my nightie , gave one deep sigh ; Turned out the light , hopped into bed And drew the covers around my head . I tossed and tossed from side to side , To go to sleep I tried and tried . At last old Morpheus soon did creep ; I fell into a deep , sound sleep . And while I slept a picture screen Appeared before me in my dream ; And what I saw upon the screen Ill tell in rhyme , the things I dreamed . I dreamed I saw Cap Kentzel at the wharf , club in his hand , Keeping back the hotel runners and hackmen by command ; And Harry Hook , the copper , he was walking Kearny street , Shaking hands with old-time cronies he met upon his beat . Then peerless Billy Emerson appeared before my gaze , Sang , Mary Kellys Beau , The Big Sun Flowe...
A RTISTS BRING HAPPINESS TO ORPHANS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
A RTISTS BRING HAPPINESS TO ORPHANS A thousand New Orleans orphans had a deliriously happy hour and a half turday morning . September 4 , when the Orpheum Theater In that city gave tnecial matinee for them with Toto as the principal entertainer . Nearly every orphanage responded to Manager Ben Piazza s invitation i sent Its little charges to the performance . The street car company provided ecial cars for the . youngsters . original plans for the matinee embraced only Toto , but before the time t for the performance several other performers on the bill with him had asked Ed Healy and his partner , Allen Cross , began campaigning for the matinee id booked Vokes and Don ; the Hoy Sisters and George Dale , Manager Piazzas ogling office boy . The Orpheum musicians volunteered their services , too * In addition to giving his act almost in its entirety Toto arranged several unts with Ed Healy . There was a push ball contest between two newsboys cruited from the street . He had the youngst...
" MERCILESS TRUTHS !" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALTER WINCHELL VERISAD VERISAD Each week , M . T ., I read your quips . Your jingles and your rimes : My funny bone you tickle , sir—Not always , but sometimes . You re fearless and sarcastic , Youre brief , but gosh , I m mad , ause in your photo , M . T ., ° u seem so dawggone sad . —MABEL HARPER ( To Which We Reply ) I Please , dear friend , accept our thanx ,- ° ur kind woids do us justice ; date we ve dampend three clean nanx ccause some knockers ¦ cussed us . t in your- rhyme you wonder Vfhy is we look so solemn ; he only answer we can give i ; Turning out this column . RED HUMOR I . Lenine : Vy did you and your l &gt; 6 eat all der food ? jrotsky : Ve vuss all so hungry ^ o-vi-etr SFACT e type of bird who jars our nerves , ^ e talks bout topics , so blase , S ? n all that interests us is : Ul « Hi * Babe hit one to-day ? NO LIE Merciless Truths : ; Sir : — One wonders after reading some of the stuff attributed to Infant Prodigies in the magazine...
LEST WE FORGET [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
LEST WE FORGET Some of the well known vaudeville-acts of 1878-1884 , as compiled by len Powers ( James E . Nolan . ) To be run in Installments . Adams , Charles ; Adams , Tommy ; Adams &amp; Casey ; Adams &amp; Merritt ; Aiken , Sol ; Ainsley , Willie ; Ajax ; Albert ! Brothers ; Allen , Bob ; Allen , Johnny ; Allen ( Butch ) , R . G . ; Allen &amp; Frazier ; Allen &amp; West ; Amann , Ady ; American Four ; Ames , Emile ; Arnold Brothers , Three ; Ashton Brothers ; Aubrey &amp; Dunbar ; Avalo , Oscar ; Avery ; &amp; Larue . Blossom &amp; Hines ; Burgess , Joe ; Bertland , Dick ; Baker , Dick ; Barker &amp; Reels ; Banker , Ed . H . ; Barry , Jim ; Bush , Irvin T . ; -Bush , Frank ; Bennett , Harry ; Bell ; Frank ; Bolton , Frank ; Burton , John and Clarence ; Burton , Charles ; Burton , Jim ; Bryant , W . T . ; Braziers Three ; Brevard &amp; , Sawtell Brothers ; Banks , Charles W . ; Burke ,. Major ; Bingham , C...
"ENCOURAGEMENT " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
ENCOURAGEMENT By JIMMY LYONS A wonderful thing is encouragement . A word or act may do wonders . The artist on the stage is like a child . He wants to be humored . Which of us doesn t care to hear the laughs , long and loud , or the applause deafening ? The ; trouble with many audiences today is that they just come in , sit through a performance , and enjoy it inwardly . Granted , they go put and tell their friends the show at the So-and-So Theatre is good . But how much better would the same show be , were the audience to reward , the artist with a bit more applause , or a real laugh in place of a snicker ? Laughter and applause are meat and drink to an artist—and when given enough of each , can be encouraged to exert every energy in putting his or her act over better than just ordinary . It would benefit the management of such theatres , where the audience is naturally cold , to plant a couple of leaders , until they have been educated to the fact that the show is better when the ...
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE ACTOR TO HIS AGENT - By ARTHUR . TERRY TORONTO , CAN ., September 10 . Friend Lew : I wrote a scenario some time ago , called , Money Cant Buy It . I didn t sell it yet , so changed the name to Money Won t Buy It . If you hear of anybody lookin for somethin like that give em my address . , By the way , I understand I m in wrong for givin a performance to the Blonde Eskimos in the Arctic Circle when I was up there this summer . I dont know who started it , but it s a fish story all the same . In the first place , I did not meet any blondes , and besides , how was I to know anyone , was figurin on openin a house up there ? I wrote to Casy , but he don t know anything about the Polar regions ; said he was never further north than Yonkers . Yours truly , ARTHUR TERRY .
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
N . V . A . SPORTS AND SAYINGS By AL GROSSMAN The baseball season for the N . V . A . has officially closed . We can truthfully say that it has been the most successful the club has ever enjoyed , thanks to the interest and work of our players . In order to start next year with-a good team we are going to receive applications for places on the club , beginning at once . Henry Regal , Harry Packard , Buddie Shephard , Van and Schenck , . Sammy Smith and other well-known actor-players have : already signified their intention of wearing the N . V .. A . uniform in 1921 . We will be glad to hear frorh any good ball players who are members of the organization . We are hopeful that Ernie Stanton will be back with us in time-to pilot the team through its preliminary tryouts and spring and summer sea 1 son . Ernie is now on the ^ Pacific Coast , but writes that he expects to return by spring , if . not before . ¦ We doubt if there is a theatrical baseball club anywhere that can show the rec...
ORPHEUM-PANTAGES IN SNAPPY BASEBALL GAME [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
ORPHEUM-PANTAGES IN SNAPPY BASEBALL GAME . SALT LAKE CITY , UTAH , Sept . 16 . —There was a snappy baseball game here Saturday , September 4 , between a team-of artists playing the Orpheum . here and under the management of Harry Watson , and a club from the Pantages Theatre , under the management of Henry N . Clark , manager of Clark s Hawaiians . Each team made 13 hits and the contest was won by the Pantages actors , 10 to 8 . The lineup was as follows : PANTAGES ORPHEUM ACTORS ACTORS P . Melvin , ss . Grant , ss . Gordon St . Chad , lb . Young , 3 b . H . Pogue , If . Barrie , 2 b . Ed . Lambert , 3 b . Marville , lb . ( Capt . ) Neeley , p . ( Capt . ) T . Abeam , 2 b . Herman , cf ; Harry Clark , cf . Douglas ; , If . Bill Kennedy , c . Hark , -c . H . N . Clark , rf H . Watson , rf . ( Mgr . ) ( Mgr . ) James Stevens , p . Kane and Mont Rose . Leo Cummins , Her- subs , man Melvin and Cbas . Me 1 v i n , subs . The Orpheum team has challenged the Pantages outfit for a return ga...
GOOD-BYE , OLD BEACH , GOOD-BYE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
GOOD-BYE , OLD BEACH , GOOD-BYE / ByLEEBARTH It s kind of hard to say good-bye And ^ pack your summer gear , s To drift back to the city ; Yes , it makes you feel so queer . The beach you ve knowii the suminer : long &gt; With its tides that come and go ; The sea-shells strewn along the shore , Like pearls in . the sunset glow . Tlic smiling faces that you ve known When you mingled from the start . A pang of pain runs thro you . When you know you ve got to pari . But with God s good will and cheery song , Those memories you hold dear ; If things go right , believe me , noiv , Ill be back again next year I
SCANDAL M THE SUBWAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
SCANDAL M THE SUBWAY By WALTER WINCHELL That handsome ARROW COLLAR guy is always flirting madly with the LUXITE STOCKING girl , said one of the GOLD DUST TWINS to the CAMPBELL SOUP KID . Yeah , it s funny how they fall for that guy ; it s too deep for me , I give it up , replies the kid . And another thing thats over my TRULY WARNER , continued CAMPBELL is the deal she gave the guy who shaves with the GILLETTE . He seems to be a regular . I have heard it said she broke the . SPRINGFIELD RUBBER TIRE feller s inner tube last summer by leaving him without even a two-week notice—he s flat all over now , yknow . It sure is awful the way these vamps carry on , , pipes SPEARMINT , who likes to chew the rag . Say , GOLD DUST flies back , I rememberthe time not so long ago I saw her leap offa Fifth Avenoo double-decker and hop into the arms of that sap who runs that swell lookin STUTZ . I hitched on behind the car to get an earful , as you know , me and the Sis have a rep for eating dirt . ,...
THEN . V . A . [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
THEN . V . A . By J . EDMUND DAVIS ( of dishing and Davis ) While traveling in this Southern country , Enjoying its clime and views , I always hail with great delight The arrival of THE VAUDEVIILE NEWS . It tells me of little old Broadway And as 1 read each newsy event It brings back memories of the N . V . A . Where happy hours I ve spent . You folks in New York , In shows that are there to stay . Can thank your lucky stars That yon have the N . V . A . When roaming around the Globe In different lands to play , Is when you miss the luxuries Of the good old N . V . A . And to those who are traveling a world 1 have to say : If not paid up , do it now without delay . - Always be in good standing In the good old N . V . A . For if any thing should happen Youll regret it many a day If you re not a member Of the good old N . V ., A . They take care of the sick , Andbury those that , pass away . So in the end it s a mighty good friend—The good old N . V . A .
THE GROUCH [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
THE GROUCH ( By J . S . ) AS IT WAS I am a recognized performer , I ve played the big time for years . I want to say That . I know I am not liked I Because I ve stuck up for my rights—For all that I have made thousands laugh and cry . I ve always gave them the best That was in me . I am and was Treated shamefuilyl My material was always up to date . Deportment , 100 per cent . Orchestras were terrible . I told them so . Twenty minutes the time of my act . Do some more , the stage manager would say . I can t make this set I am used as a convenience For some one else to benefit . No mail brought back . You lay around Till The front of the house Sees fit To send it back . A telegram for which you pay That tells you Next week is , off . But come to New York ! And they Will see what : they Have For- you . A sleeper jump on which You leave near all , Your salary , , , . Your . have made . . ¦ A dressing-room , up , three • Flights . A surly crew in a terrible mood . A heavy trunk . Ill te...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
P EVA UD W B NEWS nevoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . , UBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK PALACE THEATRE BUILDING 1564 Broadway , New York City -jUENN 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 l !„ u find it Impossible to obtain your J ; py through the theatres , write us and we will place your name on a separate mailing list . Artists who do not « nd 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 a...
I EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
I EDITORIAL GET TOGETHER Every artist who is going to be in or near New York City on Sunday night , October 3 , should make- an effort to attend the first of the new season s Bohemian Nights at the N . V . A . Club that evening . It is going to be well worth the money from a strictly entertainment arid epicurean standpoint , but it will be something more than that , because practically every prominent vaudeville executive in the city w . ill be there . Their presence will indicate their earnest desire for a continuance of the spirit of good will and feeling of co-operation between manager and artist that has already accomplished so much for their mutual welfare . Of course , „ there will not be room for everybody , so it behooves you to get in your request for a reservation without delay . They will be taken care of in the order they are received , and no favoritism will be shown . There is not a manager or agent or circuit cxecuive in the business now who is not thoroughly in accor...
THE ART OF THE VAUDEVILLIAN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 17 September 1920
THE ART OF THE VAUDEVILLIAN An Appreciation by E . H . CONWAY -:- -:- InFour Installments No . 4 Nor has the progress of all been as innocent of struggle as that of , say , Julius Tannen . This enlightened monologist sloughed the toils of commerce and donned the sock of the variety humorist Inside of a Single Week The transition was so uncommonly swift and easy that its history will easily bear repetition . During a brief vacation in the early part of 1902 , Tannen , then private secretary to Ogden Armour , attended a performance of Busy Izzy , in which George Sidney was appearing at the Great Northern Theater in Chicago . In the course of an intermission visit to Sidney , Tanneii remarked that after several years observation of the methods of his friends on the-stage , he had reached the conclusion that their life was nothing less than a bed of roses . You re probably right , rejoined Sidney , complacently . Acting is a gift . That s what makes it look so easy . If you had this fac...