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Vaudeville of the Year 1911 ; What of the Year to Come ? [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Vaudeville of the Year 1911 ; What of the Year to Come ? By Milton R . Lowenthal , Representing THE PLAYER A successful year is about to end successful from three distinct standpoints ; that of the actor , manager , and last but most important , the theatergoer , who makes all . things possible , and who is therefor largely responsible . The past season has been a money maker ; with the passing of the black list a potent factor , A great many acts under the ban have now returned to the fold again , and most of them were glad to get back . The theatergoer who patronizes all vaudeville , both the big time and small time houses , seems to be fully satisfied with the bills that are presented ; in fact , vaudeville has been a consistent money maker the past year , whereas there have been a great many legitimate failures . The pop houses , or four a day houses , as they are known , are a veritable boon to the poor man or the man in medium circumstances with a large family ; for these are ...
Page 92 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Past three years ploying the West Be in New York Xmas Best wishes to all friends E. J. STEVENS Musical Artist 498 Marion Street Brooklyn , N . Y • j 0 _^_^___&lt; F ~ iflHil iKn _^_ c M &lt;&gt; , - ^^ Hi i ^ s ^ mmmr i &lt; . &gt; _^^ H | • tja ^ mmaw ^^ maMMMs l XammmWm ^ J ^ ammmmwl . Billed md Featured by Managers as a NEW REAl VAUDEVIUf NOVELTY W . H . DILGER PRESENTS MISS EVELYN LA VERNE IN A SPECTACULAR CREATION . . Mysterious EwelyrTand the Enchanted Candle-stick ( REGISTERED 1 W 1 TH ] WHITE | RATS )
Page 92 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
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Page 92 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
GERTRUDE DUNLAP And LEW VIRDEN With EVEBYW 1 FE . Playing Orpheum time . The N . Y . Telegraph of Sept . 12 says : Miss Dtuilap Is easily the star of the act . A HEBBY XMAS AND HAPPY HEW YEAS TO ALL . ___________ D_ _^____ H- ^^^^¦ 9 *^ ^__^__ i a \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ WWWWWW L _^_^_^_^_^_^_ l _^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_ l p ^ Aw \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ llt ^ W^ -rB _ fl _^_ _ J _^ ° ¦ _ \ \ miimmm _ n ___^ BBE _ fri * — JJ \ M __ J _^_ B _^_^ Hk ^__ E ^_ uY M Va ^ JUmmaMMMMMMMM One half the worlds trials might With laughter be adjusted ; And he who laughs with right good will Need seldom be distrusted . BERT REN SHAW ROSE € ^^ ^^^ hard j ^^ k ^^^ H fl ^ B W ^ m ^ my ^ COLONIAL THEATBE BUILDING , PHILADELPHIA , PA . Teacher of Stage Dancing AND VAUDEVILLE PRODUCER AL WHITE Colonial Theatre 15 th AMD CHESTNUT STS „ PHILADELPHIA , PA . A l _ \ A / H I T E _ SOLE MANAGER PLAYING VAUDEVILLE TO ELITE AUDIENCES BOOKING DIBECT . Vaudeville artistes are invited to correspond for their idle weeks . Doe...
The Story of the "Supe " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
The Story of the Supe By Henry Clay Grant . Shakespeare wrote All the worlds a stage , but he failed to finish by saying and most of us are merely supers . The day of the super is gradually passing out with the discard of extravagant productions and the introduction of short-cast plays leaving big scenes to the imagination of the audiences . If the majority rules , in a production where supers are used they are the show , for they are invariably the majority and mob-rule reigns supreme . The handling of such an aggregation is no easy task , for big , rough men are required , as a rule , and the quintessence of executive ability should be a faculty of the man who captains them . At heart the super is the best of fellows , to perpretate a pun , one might call him but a broth of a boy . His ever present optimism proves that the servant is greatest among you and manifests the God-like something that goes to make a successful actor . Strangely enough only one thing insults a super and th...
Page 93 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Headlights Call and Get Them or Write for Them 5—Great Hits—5 The Sensational Coast to Coast Hit DIXIE DAISY The Rag Song Still in the Lead RAILROAD RAG The Seasons March Ballad SMILE AWAY Our New Rag Hit for 1912 Ready Barbary Prance Our New Sentimental Ballad IWant You Dear HEAD MUSIC PUBLISHING GO . 130 West 45 th Street , New York City
Why the Press Agent ? [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Why the Press Agent ? By Philip Mindil Many , in a spirit of flippancy , and a few , prompted by the desire for knowledge , have asked , What is a press agent ? And most of the many have answered their own question by saying , A necessary evil ! Necessary ? Yes , very . But evil ? Not at all . For the benefit of the few , who really desire to know , here is a defini tion : A press agent is an experienced newspaper man , who studies the news possibilities of his client and presents them in such a way as to gain favorable consideration . He cannot guarantee anything except energy , organization , intimate knowledge of news , ability to write it , and acquaintance with the men who accept or reject it . But I have been asked by the Editor of THE PLAYER to tell Why is the press agent . I find the answer in that of the flippants who described the press agent as a necessary evil . Because he is necessary . To whom , then , is the press agent necessary or useful ? To the public , the newspa...
DWARF EXHIBITOR KILLED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
DWARF EXHIBITOR KILLED LONDON , Dec . 6 . —Word reached here today that Mr . John Brown , a native of Crossgates , Fife , East Scotland , and who showed at the London Hippodrome several years ago the strange pigmies from the central African forests , has been murdered by natives in the French Congo . These pigmies , though described by Paul Duchaillu and other African travelers , were long thought somewhat mythical , and this . man was the first to show them to civilized communities , after which they were returned to their native jungles .
ORIGIN OF MELODRAMA [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
ORIGIN OF MELODRAMA The word melodrama was originally applied to opera . Afterwards the Germans used it to denote plays in which orchestral music was used , at times , to heighten the thrills of a play . The French borrowed it because when this style of play was first produced in France they always contained ballets and orchestral interludes . We used the same excuse for calling plays melodramas as the Germans did , for in the olden days chills and fever music was always the proper accompaniment for real blood and thunder melodrama . And even though in some of the newest productions of melodrama managers have eliminated the music that should accompany the tense parts , the theatergoer looks for the music as he looks for dressing with his salad . _ Melodrama has as elastic a definition as vaudeville , but notwithstanding all the attacks made on both those forms of amusement the great masses enjoy both of them more than they do any other form of amusement . And by the way , if you do ...
WHERE THEY COME FROM [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
WHERE THEY COME FROM People who have witnessed the remarkable craze for Russian dancers in this country have often wondered where all the supply comes from . The government of Russia is responsible for the steady supply of those dancers , inasmuch as they maintain a free school for dancers in St . Petersburg . This is called the Mariensky Institute and children are taken into that school when they are seven or eight years of age . There are usually ISO pupils there all the time , and the government pays all of their expenses . They are regarded much the same as middies at Annapolis or cadets at West Point . When they have become experts at dancing they are compelled to dance a given time , each season , at the Imperial theaters , for which they receive meager pay . Those who have appeared in this country get so much money for their services here that they willingly pay a large forfeit , when they overstay the length of time given them for vacations . They can well afford to do this ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
ETSIOF-JIS / IOLJ ^ SLJ ^^ ES ^ S IIVI EEr &gt; J &lt; 31— AIVJCD m ^^ mm . JOHN — BERTHA MM J 0 HN GLEESONS &lt;«HOUUHAN Booked Solid to 1914 EXTEND A MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL Per . Add . —8 New Coventry St ., London . Agent—Geo . Foster
Favorite Melodies of Favorite Composers [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Favorite Melodies of Favorite Composers By Charles Miller , Arranger of Madame Sherry Who is your favorite composer ? What is your favorite musical comedy melody ? If somebody were to propound these questions to you would you be able to answer without the deliberation ? Of all the dainty , tingling , catchy little tunes you ever heard , could you instantly single out one and give your reasons for making that melody your choice ? Undoubtedly it would be difficult for you to answer . You might think of one that was charmingly sung in a certain comic opera , and then your thoughts would revert to a second number that was given in a recent musical comedy and which strongly appealed to your musical taste . Perhaps still a third would come back to you over the lapse of years , and you would find yourself undecided as to which one should hold preference . If it would be hard for you to come to a decision as to just what melody is your choice , it naturally follows it must be much harder fo...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
B _ 5 ~~ - ^ - ~ - ~~~ S _ - _ a _^ -5-5 _ = ^ S ~ S- ~^~ A Ed . De forest Chas . H . falke Fred . De forest J . Clark flldfield ^ I MINSTREL-FOUR Booked Solid Western Vaudeville Managers Association 4 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All Our friends 4 I never in my life wrote a strain of music that I didn t love , said the late Julian Edwards , composer of When Johnny Comes Marching Home , Jupiter , Brian Boru , and other comic opera successes . I had what might be termed a paternal affection for each and every one of them . Consequently it s hard to choose from among the many a single melody and place it upon a pedestal of its own as my masterpiece . However , if I may be influenced by public opinion , I should say My Own United States from When Johnny Comes Marching Home is the most meritorious of my light opera tunes . I always have dearly loved it , because its theme is eulogistic of America , my adopted country . Incidentally , descending to the level of commercialism , i...