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Less Difficult to Act Than to Refrain from It [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Less Difficult to Act Than to Refrain from It Al G . Fields Says the Performer with Years of Stage Life Behind Him Doesnt Know When to Quit Al . G . Fields has been travelling up and down the length and breadth of the land for twenty-six years , giving enjoyment to thousands of people and incidentally accumulating enough coin of the realm to enable him to loll away the rest of the days of his life on his beautiful farm near Columbus , Ohio . Several times he has tried to stop trouping , but invariably the old habits have been too strong for him , and he has jumped back to the minstrel company and resumed his duties . A short time ago Mr . Fields was asked when he was going to retire from the stage for all time , and he spoke of the matter in the light in which he saw it . He said : Acting is like any other profession or trade—when a man bends his energies to it for years it becomes a part of his nature . Several years ago my father was very ill and I was very much alarmed over his c...
How Persistency Won for Comedian Niblo [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
How Persistency Won for Comedian Niblo Fred Niblo , the comedian , and a brother-in-law of George M . Cohan , did not reach his present position without a struggle . About fifteen years ago he started in to attract the attention of the vaudeville booking agents . He had a monologue , and it was with great difficulty that he obtained recognition . But Niblo had his own ideas , and one of these was that persistency would bring about desired results in due course . So he began by sending postal cards to all of the booking agents , stating his open time and increasing the size of these cards each time until his postal was so cumbersome as to create annoyance . Nevertheless , Niblo secured no bookings . Then Niblo used his collars for the purpose of addressing the booking agents ; on these he had a postscript as follows : I will write you on my cuffs next time if this does not avail me . Still no bookings . Then the persevering comedian utilized his cuffs for postal service . This time t...
America 's Three Best Clowns [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
America s Three Best Clowns By Harry La Pearl Years ago , when the circus business was young and very small as well , they carried but one clown and there was no , professional jealousy or misunderstandings . It is not an uncommon occurrence to read in any theatrical paper how Mr . So and So originated some clown gag , and in the following issue you find somebody else claims that distinction . I have known people to say this about gags that had been done years before they were born . Some have visited a circus when but boys and in after years joined out as clowns , and naturally their first recollection makes a strong impression upon their minds , and in their minds they feel convinced that they are the real originators of the funniest gag they remember from their first visit to a circus . Recently I overheard a heated argument between three of Americas best clowns—Mr . Slap Stick , Mr . Fat Suit and Mr . Fire Cracker . Said Slap-Stick to Fat Suit : I can t see where you have anythi...
STANDING ALLOWABLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
STANDING ALLOWABLE On Dec . 12 the Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance amending the law about the standing of people in theaters in New York . In all theaters where there is a space back of the orchestra seats a certain number of people are to be allowed to stand , same being regulated by the size of the exits . Special regulations will also be in force for the Metropolitan opera house .
PROFESSIONAL PIONEER DEAD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
PROFESSIONAL PIONEER DEAD CHICAGO , Dec . 19 . —Hubert W . Eagan met with an accident a few weeks ago which caused his death . Mr . Eagan was taken to the Cook County hospital , where all efforts were made by the attending physicians to save his life , but the fracturing of his skull made such efforts of no avail . The B . P . O . Elks , of which order Eagan was a member , took charge of the body and the funeral was held from the chapel of N . J . Redmond in this city . Mr . Eagan was born in the town of Castlereagh , Ireland , on Dec . 18 , 1841 . When he was seven years of age his parents came to America and settled in the northern part of Maine . He made his first appearance on the stage at the Metropolitan threater , Buffalo , N . Y ., in 1857 , under the management of Thomas Carr . In this same year he supported Edwin Booth in Hamlet . In 1861 deceased gave up his stage career to enlist with a Michigan regiment in the Civil War . He fought in the first battle of Bull Run , was ...
PHILADELPHIA'SSMALL TIME "YODE " -WITH PARTIAL LIST OF HOUSES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
PHILADELPHIASSMALL TIME YODE WITH PARTIAL LIST OF HOUSES The Quaker City Has Advanced with Other Cities in This Form of Entertainment . By BOB WATT . The present craze for vaudeville in Philadelphia is of comparatively recent growth , but it seems to be on such a solid basis that it lopks as if it were yet in its infancy . Until 1 S 07 Philadelphia did not hanker after vaudeville , the Keith house seeming to supply all that was necessary for the people of this town . B . F . Keith opened his first vaudeville house a quarter of a century ago and business was enormous there , from the opening day , until the Eighth street house closed , and the beautiful new Chestnut street house was opened . The latter house has always been a record-breaker , doing big business every week in the year . When Klaw &amp; Erlanger and their associates opened the reign of Advanced Vaudeville in Philadelphia , early in 1907 , the wise people predicted failure and their predictions came near hitting...
Page 98 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
IN / IAE NICHOLS m SHERWOOD Presenting a LAUGHING SKIT Entitled TRIMMING RUBE Just finished a very successful and pleasant tour over the Hodkins Lyric Circuit and pronounced as one of the biggest laughing hits playing the time . jiivi A- ^ 9 ^^ H ^^ © PEARL STEARNS &amp; CO . IN HER HUSBANDSFRIEND CAST INCLUDES BERTRAM G . BATES AND HARRY M . ROYALE - - W . 8 . HENNES 8 Y Representative . rHEr-tE TrHgV ARg _^_ R ^__^_ H jR __ i __ ii _ iS !!_^_ F _^_^_^ K _^_^_^__ m CI VIUP Dlft | fCTTC Doln » verynlea , y rLTIliU DIUACI IO H .,.-,. -. * ddf »»» , WILLIAM E . BICKETT , 12014 Y « l « Avnua . Chicago . III .
Page 99 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
( Continued from page 100 . ) houses that would be complete theaters in every respect , with large seating capacities . It requires a large seating capacity to make these houses pay , even though three shows a day are given . Since that time Philadelphia has seen many new theaters erected for vaudeville purposes . The new Liberty , the Nixon , the Keystone , Plaza , Alhambra , Victoria and a dozen others are all new theaters , fit to be used for any kind of a theatrical performance and with everything necessary for the comfort and convenience of the patrons . They attract their patronage from the neighborhood in which they are located , giving three shows a day , and all have proven very profitable . ^ The public , having had their appetites educated up to vaudeville , soon began to demand better acts , and at the present time most of our houses are giving them the best acts procurable . If it were not for this the reign of vaudeville in Philadelphia would soon be over , for the pub...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
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Page 100 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
THE WHITE MTWIGMAKER West 41 st Street For Stage and Street Wear M . Stein s Make-up . Ladies Hair Goods m . HPSPI Wigs SBINDHELM fcV j at | | | | JB _ h | l JB lOllpCCS . WILLIAM S . GILL and company under the direction of Roland West Presenting BILL JENKS . CROOK is ably assisted by GRACE HOPKINS as Ellen Jackson and OKEINE HILLIS as Burns , the detective . It is a tense and absorbing , almost tragic , drama of an episode in New York police annals . Mr . Gill in the title is superb . . , ^^^ ESTELLE X. WILLS snrenro AND DANCING COMEDIENNE . MEBBT XMAS TO AIX . A FRE-AL . BROADWAY HIT MAXWELL REYNOLDS A big hit in Valeska Suratt s Red Rose Company at the Globe Theatre , Broadway and 46 th St ., and a tremendous success on the road . MARTYN X . WY JACK HAGAN - FRASER - HAGAN - CO . AUSTRALIAS PREMIER SKETCH ARTISTS Who have appeared as a headline attrition for J . C . WHIJAMSON , ( the late ) HABSY WOABDS , and ^^^ SiSSSSo ^ * ^^^ * ^^ * * ^ V * 8 - Are prepared * * , accept engagem...
BOSTON BAD FOR SINGERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BOSTON BAD FOR SINGERS BOSTON , Mass ., Dec . 18 . —Boston s changeable weather plays havoc with singers . Two weeks ago Madame Eames was required to stay in her apartments for a week on account of catching a severe cold . Today Mme . Tetrazzini was compelled to wire to New York cancelling her engagement there next Thursday . Her physicians have ordered her to remain in her hotel for at least a week .