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SHOULD REPORT GASES OF MISHANDLED MUSIC [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
SHOULD REPORT GASES OF MISHANDLED MUSIC A practise in vaudeville that should be stopped is the mistreatment of artists music by members of some orchestras and in a statement made public this week , Mr . E . E . Albee asks that instances of the kind be reported to the V . M . P . A . or the N . V . A . Letters received by him from orchestra leaders throughout the country indicate that . they are anxious to co-operate in every way in helping the artist : and the few musicians who do not handle the music properly should be blamed individually , instead of the whole orchestra being condemned . Mr . Albec s signed statement ! follows : There have been complaints from artists that their music has been written upon and mutilatedwhen returned to them from the orchestra pit at the end of their engagement in some of the vaudeville theatres throughout the United States . The artists naturally take exception to this liberty , and I am sure that the musicians who dto such , things do not realize...
N . V . A . PLAYS PART IN ROMANCE OF A MEMBER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
N . V . A . PLAYS PART IN ROMANCE OF A MEMBER Artist s Fiancee , Detained at Ellis . Island , Is Released In Nick of Time . An unusual phase of N . V . A . service , tinged with romance , came to light this week with the announcement of the marriage Wednesday of Cyril Tucker , an actor appearing with the Dr . Joys Sanitarium act , and Miss Doris Lown , a petite English artist . i The young people first met years ago in their native England . In 1910 , Tucker came to America and has appeared in legitimate shows and vaudeville on this side ever since . They have been engaged for some time and a few months ago it was agreed that Miss Lown should join . him in New York this month and they , would be married . She found that she would be unable to book first or second class passage on any of the translantic liners until next April , so brave of heart and willing to risk her personal comfort for the sake of meeting her betrothed , she decided to come third class on the American liner , Ne...
THEY'RE 146 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL PLAYING [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
THEYRE 146 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL PLAYING JOS . M . NORCROSS AND WIFE ( We herewith present photos of the oldest active couple in vaudeville , Mr . , lnj Mrs . Joseph M . Norcross , who are playing B . F . Keith s Royal Theatre , New York City , this week , and who are among the most enthusiastic members of the N . V . A . Mr . Norcross has written , at our request , the following interesting data concerning himself and his father . —EDITOR ) By JOSEPH M . NORCROSS My father , Elislia William Norcross , was born in New York in 1776 and- had the distinction of shaking hands with- the first president , General George Washington . He was the first to have a museum in New York andlater sold out to Mr . Scudder , after which P . ~ T . Barnum opened up- on the corner of Ann Street and Broadway . - My father was the first to import a white wolf into this country . It got loose ; and . was ; captured on the bridge , then at Canal Street and Broadway . Canal Street derived its name from a can...
HARKING BACK [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
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HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
HEARD AT THE STAGE DOOR By AL FOX NEW YORK , N .. Y ., Sept . 30 . Lloyd Garrett , tenor with The Scandals of 1920 , will be a member of the staff of the McKinley Music Co ., as a side-line , during the Chicago run of Scandals . I ve often heard of people whose history would fill a book , and at last Ive met one . She is Vinita Gould of the Greenwich Village Follies . I saw the book , and , believe me , it s some book . Jay . Brennan , of Savoy &amp; Brennan , has a red mark near his left eye . He insists it was caused by a fright ., ^ Wonder who the fright was ? At last Jim and Irene Marlyn have landed on the big time . I am surely delighted , for they deserve the best . Heard at Mrs . Levys kitchen : Stranger : Didn t I see you in vaudeville ? Connie ODonnell : Possibbly , I was with a soldier act called Putting It Over . Stranger : Did you play St . Paul ? Connie : No , I played the reporter ! Little Alice Weaver , who hails from Kansas City , Mo ., has been engaged by Gu...
CONE THIRD OF YOUR TIME IS SPENT IN BED [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
CONE THIRD OF YOUR TIME IS SPENT IN BED W HAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THE REMAINING TWO-THIRDS ? ( I xcerpts from a pamphlet issued to inlovees of the Southern Enterprises , Texas , by Herschel Stuart , district ,, i-iirer of that organization s theatre ill ta . \ jfjiartment . ) What is coming over the present generation of growing-up boys and girls ? Do they always figure on having the gravy train of a job t i ) ey now hold at an inflated wage ? if tln : y do , I say they will be shut oll t of the better jobs that wait , for tl , e training they should be getting , iovv . Right in our own organiza- , j 0 n some of the fellows make me sick . Others merely give me a pain . A boy in our outfit was offered a promotion last week . He put me through a questionaire as l 0 what his hours would be—would the new work be harder _ to do?—would he have Saturday afternoons O jjj _ -Would there be much night ivork?—would he be obliged to come down to work on , Sunday?—and so on . Can you beat that fo...
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . 'S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . S t - - EVELYN OAKES Little Evelyn Oakes was born at El Paso , Illinois , six years ago and since that time has made five complete tours of the United States and spent most of her time in theatres , hotels and on choc choo cars . Recently she has been living at the N . V . A . club with her father and mother , the well-known dancing team , known professionally as Oakes &amp; De Lour . When asked how she enjoyed living at the club she replied , plenty . Evelyn isnt going to travel this season , but will attend - a private school in New Jersey . - She announces ! that when she grows up she s going to be a dancer just like papa and mama , .
" MERCILESS TRUTHS !" [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALTER WINCHELL HEY RUBE ! Dear M . T . — Manager Bill Smith of the Orpheum in Tulsa relieved his cashier for awhile recently , and his first customer was a towner who evidently had seen very little vaudeville in his life , according to the following conver sation : . ; . . Towner : How much to go inside ? Manager : Eighty-five cents downstairs . Towner : What s the show ? * Manager : Vaudeville arid pictures . Towner : How much , to ; go upstairs ? Manager : Fifty-five cents upstairs . . . Towner : What kirida show yer Sot up there ? . — -Baxley &amp; Porter . A NOVELETTE She came into the restaurant and Sc ated herself at a table in front ° | me . . She dropped $ 500 worth ? Hudson seal . carelessly from her J ack to the . back of her chair , then urned and smiled at me . I smiled , °° . —The furs had made her neck dirty . LUKE McLUKE SAYS : A slip of the foot isnt as danSerous as a slip of the tongue . — Nor a slip of a girl , Luke . SWEET STUFF Mr ....
OUR PAGE OF PRAISE—CREDIT WHERE IT IS Duf [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
OUR PAGE OF PRAISE—CREDIT WHERE IT IS Duf LETTERS CONCERNING THE IMPROVEMENT IN VAUDEVILLE , AND CITING INSTANCES WHERE ARTISTS , MANAGERS AND OTHERS HAVE PERFORMED SPLENDID WORK IN INDIVIDUAL CASES A BANNER THEATRE Augusta , Ga ., Sept . 21 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , New York City , N . Y . Dear Sir : I take pleasure in calling to your attention the fact that I played the Victory Theatre in Charleston two weeks ago and I think the house deserves special mention . The management of the above named theatre has left nothing undone for the comfort and convenience of the artists . While Ive found all the houses on the Delmar time very comfortable and sanitary , the Victory bears the palm . In this theatre the artists find an electric iron , an electric percolator and toaster , plenty of fans in hot weather , shower baths , a room specially fitted up for anyone who might feel indisposed . This room contains a large convertible davenport and a medicine chest with almost everything one ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
JEV &gt; D W E NEWS voted exclusively to Vaudeville 8 . a || those connected , with same . „ B , | SHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK pA LACE THEATRE BUILDING . 554 Broadway , New York City LgN N CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News is distributed free to art- , managers , theatre employees and I others connected with Vaudeville , £ . United States and Canada . If find it impossible to obtain your „ v through the theatres , write us 5 we will place your name on a sep- » mailing list . Artists who do not * , copies available each week in the . aires they play are urged to notify g iving name and theatre and date . NO ADVERTISING No advertising of any kind will be cepted for publication in The News . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS ,, s not assume responsibility for invidual contributions appearing in tse columns , nor should statements gearing in same necessarily be taken the policy of this paper or its sponrs , Contributions of interest to the udeville world are solicited , but the II name an...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
EDITORIAL ITS ORIGIN The New York Evening Sun of iptember 25 th carried a story on e origin of the term Vaudeville . seems that it , came from the rench words les Vaux de Vire two valleys in Normandy where iginated many humorous and satcal drinking songs that became ipular all over France— -known by e place of their origin . Eventlly the word became corrupted vaudeville arid was applied to certain kind of popular song . s application was limited to such ngs until the end of the eightnth century , when it began to fer also to an-entertainment that eluded singing and dialogue as ; 11 as dancing and variety acting . As Joe Cook would say , That s [ story and Im going to stick to The origin of the word is of all consequence . What really Ms is the significance attached the terhr as a result of the instiion that bear s the appellaiton in erica today . Vaudeville is that branch of t . he atals which appeals to the masses d the classes . It combines artisf with brains . Its wonderful apal ...
LEST WE FORGET [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
LEST WE FORGET Some of the well known vaudeville acts of 1878-1884 , as complied by Jen Powers ( James E . Nolan . ) To be run in installments . Hedges , Tom ; Howard &amp; Alton ; Hearne , Jim ; Harding , E . H . ; Harden &amp; Ah Sid ; Hayes , Ben ; Hawkins &amp; Kelly ; Holdsworth , Sam ; Hall &amp; Debar ; Hurley &amp; Marr ; Hyland , Joe ; Howard , Lester ; Howard &amp; Coyne ; Hogan , Jno . H . ; Hart , Joe ; Hart , Dan ; Hennessey Bros ; Hart , Bob ; Hart , Billy ; Hart , Jerry ; Hart , Harry ; Hart , Jno ; Henshaw , Jno . E ; Hallen , Fred ; Haverly , Bert ; Harriss &amp; Carroll ; Howard , Harris ; Hughes , Archie ; Hughes , Paddy ; Hughes , Andy ; Holbrook &amp; Ryan ; Howard &amp; Sanford ; Hettinger &amp; Nibbs ; Hanson &amp; West ; Haggerty , Hughey ; Holmes , Harry ; Hasson , Billy ; Healy , Harry ; Hengler , Wm . ; Harrison , Billy ; Hill , Gus ; Heywood , Tom ; Hey wood , Ghas ; H...
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Ludendorff warns against the horrors of Bolshevism . And that old boy knows horrors when . he sees them . —Los Angeles Times . A scientist claims the size of a man s head depends onthe number of cylinders in his car . —Motor World . The country needs more work with men s hands and less . with their jaws . —Pasadena ( Cal . ) Star . An Irishman was watching an astronomer looking at the stars through a telescope . Just then a star - fell . Man aloive , -he exclaimed , You re -a wonderful shot !—American Legion Weekly . They say an airplane can . do everything a bird does except lay eggs . Inventors , get bu sy . —Minneapolis Tribune . The shimmy has been barred in Los Angeles . Owners of buildings complain that it breaks the windows . —Fargo ( N . D . ) CourierItem . ,. _| J Dear Editor : What is a physicist ? Were not sure , but it sounds like a soda fountain clerk ! —Regina Post ( Canada ) . Selected by BeJtaar ^ D ^ st PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , INC . Dirtributed ...
ARTISTS ON THE BEACH AT GALVESTON , TEXAS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
ARTISTS ON THE BEACH AT GALVESTON , TEXAS The above photo shows Kitty Doner , on the right , and her sisterRose , on the left , snapped while cavorting on the beach at Galveston , Teaxs , recently during their tour of the Interstate circuit . The picturu brings to mind the fact that there Is now scarcely a single vaudeville circuit in this country that does not touch somewhere upon the water . There is not a day in the year but that artists are enjoying surf bathing somewhere , it may be at Tampa , or Atlantic City , or Galveston , or San Diego , or some of the innumerable other watering places , but somewhere , at any season you may name , vaudeville actors are enjoying a dip in the ocean or the gulf waters .
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
PERSONALITIES Loring Smith has been booked on the r . oew circuit with Trixie Hicks . Grace Masters , his former partner , has joined the Masters &amp; Kraft dancing revue . That clever young couple , Frescott and Hope Eden , with the aid of their airplane and their advance , publicity . man , continue to gral ) newspaper space on their vaudeville tour . In the Rockford , 111 ., Republic , - of September 23 , they were given two mentions in the editorial column—yessir , in the editorial column . . &lt; Jack Osterman , the illustrious son of distinguished parents , who recently made his New York debut and is now on the Keith circuit , was honored during his engagement at the Mary Anderson Theatre in Louisville this week by the attendance of 300 members of the Young Men s Hebrew Association , chaperoned by Colonel Fred Levy . Jack has become an established favorite in Louisville . Al Raymond puts it in a novel way : I was ordered to appear at the , Garrick Theatre , Wi...
NEWS ITEMS FROM TEXAS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 1 October 1920
NEWS ITEMS FROM TEXAS DALLAS , TEX ., Sept . 30 . Jack Baxley , of Baxley and Porter , is having a much needed rest at his home in Dallas . The team open in Memphis- at the Orpheum , October 17 th . The Yale Theatre in Cleburne lias discontinued playing Pantages ¦ Road Shows . Loew . shows : are now playing the Orpheum in Waco . . The Pan shows play the Hippodrome . Heretofore it was vice-versa . In . Dallas the Pan shows play the Hippo : drome and - Loew-shows play the Jefferson . The management . of the Randall Hotel in San Antonio gave every , comfort to Helen McCarthy , a stricken show girl recently . The girl was assigned a cheerful room and told , she , could stay as long as she liked , ho charge . being . asked . Due to the death of one of the member s parents , the act of Pete-, 1 Pinto and , Boyle were forced to leave the Pantages circuit in Pueblo : . W . W .