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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
PHENA COMING EAST Playing her way into New York , where she is booked for several weeks , is Phena , the girl of mystery , who has been touring joyfully across the continent . Chub Sullivan arrived in advance , and the mention or his name seems to indicate that Josephine Gassman and her Picks will soon be along .
GARRICK , OTTUMWA , SOLD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
GARRICK , OTTUMWA , SOLD OTTUMWA , la ., Dec . 4 . —The Garrick changed policy and owners today . Dwight Baker sold the house last week to Frank Thielen and Will J . Olson and it will be added to the string of Illinois vaudeville houses controlled by those managers . It will still have W . V . M . A . bookings . Will J . Olson will be resident manager , and three shows a day will be the future policy . Four acts and pictures will be played .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NEW THEATER IN PITTSBURG PITTSBURG , Pa ., Dec . 5 . —Work is progressing rapidly on the new theater being erected for the John P . Harris Amusement Co . on Diamond street , opposite the Grand . Three shifts of men are at work so that the work never ceases . The new house will be called the Harris theater and will be used for vaudeville . It will be a beautiful structure , with every modern convenience and safety appliance .
DANCING GIRL DIVORCED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
DANCING GIRL DIVORCED CHICAGO , Dec . 4 . —Dagmar Brady has secured a divorce from John James Brady , a stage electrician in a New York theater . Mrs . Brady is one of Dan Burkes Dancing Girls who are to appear at the Majestic theater next week . The decree was secured last Saturday before Judge Brentano , in Superior Court .
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ILLINOIS CORPORATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
ILLINOIS CORPORATIONS CHICAGO , Dec . 5 . —The following corporations have been licensed by the secretary of state of Illinois : Mozard Amusement Co ., of Chicago , capitalized for $ 900 , will conduct a general amusement and theatrical business . Incorporators : Condit Voorhees , John H OConnor , and Ingvall H . Herreid . The Drexel Amusement Co ., of Chicago with $ 2 , 400 capital , will operate theaters and other places of amusement . William Bartholomae , Frederick Bartholomae , and Harmon T . White , incorporators .
DIDNT DELIVER THE GOODS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
DIDNT DELIVER THE GOODS CHICAGO , Dec . 6 . —Franklin Clifford , a thirty-three-year-old actor , was arrested last Wednesday charged with having obtained $ 10 from May Krouse , in consideration of which he agreed to find a position for her as a piano player . She alleged that Clifford failed to keep his promise and therefore had him arrested . Miss Krouse is employed as a ticket taker in a five-cent theater .
PARISH THEATER OPENED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
PARISH THEATER OPENED CHICAGO , Dec . 1 . —The formal opening of the first parish theater in Chicago occurred last week . The playhouse , which is thought to be the finest of its kind in America , was erected by the Redemptiorist priests in charge of St . Alphonsus church . It will be used for the production of plays written by the young people of the parish . The theater forms the rear section of the great parish atheneum . It has a seating capacity of 1 , 000 , one of the largest stages in the city , a steel curtain , and fireproof scenery .
BOOKER SUES MANAGERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
BOOKER SUES MANAGERS CHICAGO , Dec . 4 . —Charles E . Hodkins , head of the Hodkins Lyric Vaudeville Circuit , has sued the Botts Brothers , owners of the Bendome theater , Waco , Texas , for $ 600 , claiming commissions due the circuit for the booking of the Waco house . The case is now in the courts .
ORPHEUM ORTHOGRAPHS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
ORPHEUM ORTHOGRAPHS The first English comedienne to sing an American coon song in London was Ada Reeve , who is meeting with unusual success on her present tour of the Orpheum Circuit . Miss Reeves effort as a ragtime shouter was probably more Piccadilly than piccaninny , more Thames than Suwanee river , but nevertheless , it was one of her most successful numbers . In America , Miss Reeve has included the number in her repertoire merely to show Londons idea of American- syncopated music . A new type of a music hall artist is John Maculey , an English performer , who will shortly begin on the Orpheum Circuit his first American engagement . Maculey describes himself as a character actor vocalist , and his particular claim to plaudits is through detailed characterizations , using his deep ^ rich voice to advantage . His impression of a reminiscent soldier is said to be particularly artistic . The Blue Streak of Ragtime , Ray Samuels , is creating a mild sensation over the Orpheum Circ...
WILL SOON MARRY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
WILL SOON MARRY Mrs . A . F . Billington announces the engagement of her daughter , Miss Robbie Gordone to Riccardo St . Elia . The wedding will take place very shortly . Both artists are now playing the Orpheum Circuit , Mr . St . Elia with La Sonambule pantomime and Miss Gordone with her statue act .
BOYCOTT SURE ; EGGS "MEBBY " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
BOYCOTT SURE ; EGGS MEBBY CHICAGO , Dec . 6 . —Apropos of the production in New York last week by the Irish players of The Playboy of the Western World , J . J . Mahoney , of Chicago , state president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians , has issued a statement wherein he says that when the Irish players come to Chicago in February the members of the organization of which he is the president will boycott any theater here that permits the play on its stage .
NEW PLAYS DUE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NEW PLAYS DUE Frazee &amp; Lederer announce for early production The Clairvoyant , by Victor Hollaender , with the book by Edward Peple , author of The Littlest Rebel . Harry B . Smith is also hard at work on the book of a play for the same firm which will bear the title of The Girl and the Canary . It is also said that Charles Dickson is at work on a play for the same firm .
FAIRBANKS' NEW PLAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
FAIRBANKS NEW PLAY The new play for the use ot Douglas Fairbanks , under the management of Cohan &amp; Harris , will be The Fortunes of the Sun , a newspaper story which recently ran in the Saturday Evening Post , which is being dramatized by the author , Oliver Peck Newman , a young westerner , in collaboration with George M . Cohan .
GOOD TITLE ANYWAY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
GOOD TITLE ANYWAY BUFFALO , N . Y ., Nov . 30 . — When the Cats Away , a charming little musical comedy , was acted by Buffalo amateurs recently and met with success . It is said to have excellent opportunities for development into a show that could be taken to other cities .
NEW PICTURE FACTORY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
NEW PICTURE FACTORY CLEVELAND , Nov . 27 . —The Feature &amp; Educational Film Co . have arranged to build a factory in this city for the production of motion picture films . They expect to employ several hundred people and to take new pictures every day . It is backed by local capital .