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YOU WILL NEVER TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM HERE ! [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
YOU WILL NEVER TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM HERE ! He shall never live long who serves only himself , He shall never be great who thinks only of •. Pelf ; Though he grow to be gray In his own narrow way , Hc ^ shall find that the gold He has labored to hold Is an empty reward for his long years of strife , And too late he shall learn he has wasted his life . He shall never be wise who thinks only of gain , &gt; And toils for but what he , himself , may attain . He shall sigh at the end , For the smile of a friend , And shall reap from his years Only hatred and sneers , And alone he Shall sit at the end of his days , And wish he had traveled by kindlier ways . He shall never be big who has never been kind But shall always be little of soul and of mind , He may scramble and fight And may get to the peak , By destroying the w ^ ofe , But there he shall find that his conquests are spoiled , And robbed of their charm by the way he has toiled . The service worth while is the service me...
I "MAKE IT A HABIT" ! [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
I MAKE IT A HABIT ! By ME -Feeling blue again , eh ? Come here ! Sit down . Now , let s think ! You say you read THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS every week and that you try to get some good out of the metaphysical articles , but you cant , eh ? Well , don t get discouraged ! They were splendid lessons for those who are advanced , but for you they were hardly siinpie enough . You re only a baby . yet , so you must be fed milk . You must start at your A B Cs . Willing to start ? Good ! Then here goes : What do you most earnestly desire in life ? —Health , Success or Happiness ? You haven t them ? Can you tell why ? BE CAUSE YOUVE BEEN THINKING WRONGLY!—Youve gotten into a bad HABIT . Now , you must try to get out of it and start a NEW HABIT . What is a habit ? My definition is simply this : You THINK a thing , or you DO a thing so often that ultimately you do it WITHOUT THINKING . Now , then , thats clear , isnt it ? Good ! Now , listen— As a man thinketh ( IN HIS HEART ) so is he . That means th...
. "MUSINGS " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
. MUSINGS By JIMMY LYONS Is there anything more horrible looking than a man with a several-days-old mustache ? A flop now and then takes a lot of conceit out of some people . To argue with your wife is no argument—its all one-sided . No matter how good we think we are , there s always room for improvement . Some people tell the same lie so often , they finally begin to believe it themselves . A word to the wise may be sufficient , but there are many too stupid to realize it . With present conditions , how can Vaudeville be anywhere else , but at the top ? Let him who is without a fault say , Aye . And silence reigns supreme . When in doubt play safe . You know the adage about The bird in the hand , etc .
THE BRIGHT SIDE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
THE BRIGHT SIDE By J . EDMUND DAVIS Do not worry \ day by day , Keep on I Clouds will lift in time , they say , Keep on ! Why bother how things may go—For it s a good old world you know , Because God made it so—Keep oil I Cowards alone have their fears , Keep on 1 Make your life content and swset , Keep on ! Never own up to defeat ^ Keep OH ! And when you leave this earthly shore , Keep on ! *» Should you get to heaven s door—Keep on !
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are I nvited to Write I THE GOLDEN RULE Dallas , Texas , September 18 , 1920 . Mr . E . F . Albee , Palace Theatre Bldg ., New York City , N . Y . Dear Sir : Knowing that you are interested in matters of this kind , I would like to call your attention to the following : While playing the Hippodrome Theatre , Dallas , Texas , week of September 12 , 1920 , I met with an accident , sustaining a painful scalp wound which necessitated calling a doctor and having several stitches put in same . This accident caused me to lose five performances at the theatre . Although this accident happened outside of the theatre , when Saturday night came and my salary envelope was sent around to me , much to my surprise I found my full week s salary inside , with an additional thirty-five dollars , money I had paid during the week to the doctor , also a letter thanking me for finishing the week out . I want to state that Mr ....
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
TW V^W^NEWS pevoted exclusively to Vaudeville and all those connected with same . PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK PALACE THEATRE BUILDING 1564 Broadway , New York City GLENN CONDON Editor FREE DISTRIBUTION The News Is distributed free to arti sts , managers , theatre employees and , 11 others connected with Vaudeville f n the United States 1 and Canada . If ou find it impossible to obtain your copy through the theatres , write us and we will place your name on a separate mailing list . Artists who do not find 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 are solicited , ...
EDITORIAL I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
EDITORIAL I TO THE MANAGER This is just a personal word to the house manager regarding the distribution of THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS . We continue to receive so many letters , from both managers and artists , complaining that often they do not get to see the paper , that we are again compelled to ask you , Mr . Manager , to do your utmost that each artist on the bill may be given an opportunity to see . a copy . We regret of course that we cannot send you enough copies each week so that every individual artist and employee will have one for his very own , but conditions prohibit this , so we must do the next best thing . A number—a very large number—of managers have , at quite a . nominal expense , provided a cloth or leather binder and in this they keep a permanent file of all issues back stage , preferably in the Green Room . Usually they maintain an other file in their office for personal use . This is a splendid idea , as it not only means . that at leas t one copy of the current numb...
BRAND NEW N . V . A . ROOM IN JERSEY CITY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
BRAND NEW N . V . A . ROOM IN JERSEY CITY This picture gives some idea of the elegantly furnished new N . V . A . room , back stage at B . F . Keith s Theatre , Jersey City , which was formally opened last week . As one performer who was present expressed it : The furnishings and general atmosphere of the room make you feel that you are home again at the club on 46 th Street , the moment you step inside . Manager Milne and his assistant , John Alden , are to be congratulated for providing this cozy resting place for performers . There is many an old unused property or store room in theatres throughout the country that could be turned into just as practical and pretty a place as this .
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY selected by TheJjtoarpDgpst PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , Inc . Distributed by Path £ If Russia has a pure democracy , thank heaven ours is adulterated . —Baltimore Evening Sun . One can t blame Poland for taking a little hellsheyik rather than turn Bolshevik . —Oklahoma News . Boston ought to -erect a monument to Charles ; -Ponzi on Bunko Hill . —Norfolk . Ledger-Dispatch . Fond Mother : Never shoot craps , soiijbecause life is just as dear to the poor little craps as to anyone else . —Florida Times Union . Mother : Qur-Willie has been swapping things again . Father : I suppose he traded some marbles for . - : the next-door kids knife ? No , he swapped your appendix for Mrs . Bump s gallstones . . —Judge . A man has been convicted ot stealing a house . We don t blame him!—Pittsburgh Press . Repeat the words the defendant used , said the lawyer . Id rather not . They were not fit words to tell a gentleman . . Then , -said the attorney , whisper them to the Judge . —Pr...
" MERCILESS TRUTHS ! " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
MERCILESS TRUTHS ! By WALTER WINCHELL , HO , HUM Here is a chestnut your ire arouses , So often it s brought t o your minds ; People who live i n g 1 a s s houses Should always pull down the blinds . WHOOPS MY DEAR ! Ill never vote again as long as there is woman suffrage I shouted the grouch as he shook the bottle to watch the beads burst . And why not ? queried the Bootlegger . Aw , it s getting-too darn effeminate , growled the grouch . . BOY , PAGE BIDIE DUDLEY ! . The well known colyumist of the WORLD kidded vaudevillians recently for abbreviating their John Hancocks — among those mentioned was the writer . B . D . asks Why Is It Boys ? To be candid we must confess we don t know the answer , but what we would like to know is this : why do they call Leonard , BENNY?—Ruth , BABE ? —Mason , WALT?—Cox , JIMMY ? —Lirfcoln , ABE?—and Roosevelt , TEDDY ? All of the above mentioned were over , six also . 1 PAPA , LOVE MAMA ? This type of flapper youll admit , with people . seldom makes...
CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY WEEK AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE ^ OAKLAIIP , CALIFORNIA ^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY WEEK AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE ^ OAKLAIIP , CALIFORNIA ^ Seated left to right , Manager George Allen , John Sully and Stage Manager , Frank Casey . In the group , Muriel Thomas , Natalie Dugan , Wlllard Hall and girls of the Under the Apple Tree Company , Primrose Four , William Brack &amp; Company , Wallace Galvin , Santry &amp; Norton , Coley , Jaxon and Emmy . Marking the completion of its thirteenth year in operation the Oakland , Cal ., Orpheum celebrated Anniversary Week / September 26 to October 2 . In honor of the event several special entertainment features were planned for the oldtimers _ of the house . „ In point of service honors for the oldest inhabitants went to Stage Manager Frank Casey and Musical Director , Leon Kowalski . Both of these veterans were on hand with the rise of the first curtain thirteen years ago and have been with the house ever since . In their long connection with the theatre , both have built up most enviable r...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
PERSONALITIES Sidney Kellogg , an English-born artist and member of the team of Nora and Sidney Kellogg , was granted his final American citizenship papers in the circuit court at Battle Creek , Mich ., before Judge Walter H . North , on September 29 , 1920 . The examination was conducted by Federal Examiner William E . Lemke , of Chicago , who stated that Mr . Kellogg displayed ^ an unusual knowledge of the United States government and its workings .. - . I . oney Haskell , in . his constant , efforts to boost the other acts on the bill by arousing the audience to a more voluble appre-. ciation of artists efforts , has received much praise , but nothing that has pleased him so much as a letter from M .- G . Pelkin , a business man living in Harlem . Mr . Pelkin wrote as follows : I am one of the business element of the Harlem , and your boosting of the acts on the bill in the monologue you do , is one of the things that proves that if you will try to help others you are bound to be...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a sp lendid department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well as booking offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this office from time to time . We will sort and file them and publish the list . No letter is listed more than one time . In writing for a letter , be sure and allow plenty of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose self-addressed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed , herewith . Address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . Abbott , Marie Adams , Mr . Chas . L . Adolp hus All , Mr . George Allyn , Miss Marie ¦ Altiioff , Edith Ames , Florenz Applegate , Mr . Jim Archer , Mr . Lou Arnold , Jack Avcy , Mr . West Avolo , Chas . Ayers , Miss E . ( Matthews &amp; Ayers ) Ay res , Mr . ...
OUT FRISCO WAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
OUT FRISCO WAY By JACK STRATTON SAN FRANCISCO , October 14 th . Loretta Marks , of , the Orpheum team , Patton and Marks , in the review , Bitsand Pieces , ! -addressed hundreds of boys in the Y . M . G . : A . -building this week in keeping with the ¦ spirit of the Boy s Week movement now being observed throughout the city . The youngsters were so enthused by her cheerful-oratory they stretched her tenminute . talk into , nearly double that time by their ardent applause . ; Lawton , Bob Carleton ; Julia Ballew , Neal Abel , and the entire Bits and Pieces Company ,, with , the team , . Jack . Patton . and Loretta Marks , performed for convalescing soldiers in Lettefman Hospital last , week . All -of- the -witnesses of the show -were World War heroes , ordered . by . surgeons not to quit the hospital wards , so the . entertainirient was given an enthusiastic reception . The acts were from the Orpheum . Neal Abel , man of the mobile face at the Orpheum , paused in front of the stage d...
ORPHEUM BREEZES ~ FROM CALIFORNIA ~ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
ORPHEUM BREEZES ~ FROM CALIFORNIA ~ By WM . H . CLINE LOS ANGELES , Cal ., Oct . 14 th . Edward Marshall , chalkologist , is a brother-in-law of McCullough Graydon , who was murdered in a rent row at Venice , near here , recently , and has been taking a great interest in the developments of the case . He was at the preliminary hearing of the four accused persons Monday , and helped prevent their admittance to bail . Their trial is set for November , and he expects to be here with Mrs . Grayson , his sister , at that time . Peggy . Russell , one of The Love Shop girls at . the Orpheum , disappeared after an auto ride with Hazel Hansen and two strange men Wednesday morning early , and that night Eddie Vogt of the act , enlisted the aid of the police force in an effort to- find her . The matter broke into the newspapers , and was a town sensation for three . days . She was finally discovered ill at a friend s home in the suburbs . She declared a telephone message that failed to reach M...
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS I By MILLICENT EASTER COLUMBUS , O ., October 14 . When OIlie Young . and April began blowing bubbles , yesterday they were given a big ovation . This is a Columbus team , but , owing to the lure of New York and The Velvet Lady ; they have not appeared here in a long time . During the week they will be guests of Mrs . Laura Shannon , who has planned a number of social affairs for them . Mr . and Mrs . Young are never too busy to talk , of the beauties of the . N . V . A . club . It will be recalled that Mrs . Young was one of the hostesses when the Club was opened . Cigar stores report an increase , in the sale of ¦ pipes as soon . as OIlie Young and April reach the city . April is wearing a white . satin , . clown suit with a wide ruff about her throat . Her spun-gold hair is the envy and despair of all her Columbus friends . Kharum , The Persian Pianist , arrived , Monday and heroically rehearsed although suffering agony with a felon on his thumb . The pa...
ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH I By KAL . LAFAYETTE , IND ., October 13 th . The Family Theatre opened the regular vaudeville season Monday , October 11 th , after having a very successful summer season with the Doroth y La Vera Stock Company . Manager David Maurice is giving , the Lafayetteans two corking good bills of five acts each week , changing on Monday and Thursday . This is a change of policy from last season which was just a half week vaudeville . The Purdue College is going full blast again and has about three thousand students , so everyone looks forward to a banner year . The opening bill was composed of the following acts : Mile . Rhea and Company , Thomas Potter Dunn , Chnng &amp; Moey , Rucker &amp; Winifred and The Hennings . The Family has been newly decorated and thoroughly renovated and several needed changes both in the auditorium and stage has been made . The stage will be piloted by the artists friend , John Sheehan , better known to the artists wh...
NEWS ITEMS FROM TEXAS I [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
NEWS ITEMS FROM TEXAS I DALLAS , TEXAS , October 14 th . Nash Weil , formerly manager of the Old Mill theatre in Dallas , is now managing the Alhambra theatre , in El Paso . Mable Harper was forced to cancel further bookings for the Pantages circuit in Dallas on account of throat trouble . * # # The Jarvis Footlight Revue experienced trouble in San Antonio recently with its chorus , three of the merry-merry leaving the act without a notice , # * * Week of October 3 rd was State Fair Week in Texas , the Majestic theatre in Dal ! as giving three performances daily . # * * Mrs . Doc Baker , . wife of the wellknown change artist , is at her home ill . It is said that this is the first time , in fifteen years the couple have been separated . » * # Raymond and Shramm lost a week between San Antonio and Little Rock due to throat trouble . _ W . W .
N . V . A . « o | RI NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 15 October 1920
N . V . A . « o | RI NOTES Much favorable comment V was heard on the beautiful ^ floral decorations on the first Bohemian Night of the season and many inquiries were made as to the reason for their sudden disappearance . Immediately after dinner and when the tables were cleared for dancing the flowers were arranged in groups and despatched by special messengers to members of the organization who are confined in hospitals in the greater city . A personal message from Secretary Chesterfield accompanied each one . The following greeting was sent to Nellie Revelle at St . Vincent s Hospital : The National Vaudeville Artists are having their first Bohemian Night of the season , and although you are unable to be among those present , we want you to know that we thought of you , spoke of you and wish to extend our hearty and sincere wishes for your health and happiness . ( Signed ) Henry Chesterfield . The writer spent a couple hours with Nellie one afternoon this week and found her just t...