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V . A . TO STAGE BIG MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
V . A . TO STAGE BIG MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN ost Intensive Drive in Orgamzalion s History Will Start Next Month The first organized membership mpaign to be staged by the Namal Vaudeville Artists , Inc ., since i inception , will be held Novem- !• 15 to December IS ,, this . year . ans for the drive were , worked it at a recent . conference- ; of ; . ! offi- ; sis and members . ... v ....: .- The campaign will be preceded publicity in the trade ; papers * of educational nature , intended : to quaint all members of the profesiii with the accomplishments and ms of the N . V . A . and the adnlages and benefits of memberip . At the present time the efrts of Secretary . Henry -Chester- . Id in his member get a member heme , are bearing fruit . Last eek the number of applications is higher than in any- previous tek for more than- a year . The coming drive , will- be conicted along dignified lines , but no Mic will be left unturned to aclaint every vaudeville artist in merica with the facts con...
CURRENT PERIOD DUES IN N . V . A . NOW PAYABLE [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
CURRENT PERIOD DUES IN N . V . A . NOW PAYABLE White Card With Red Emblem is One to Have If You Are in Good Standing Dues in the N . V . A . for . the period of October 1 , 1920 to April 1 , 1921 , are now payable and during the ¦ past week there has been a veritable deluge of money in the general offices of the organization at the club house , 229 West Fortysixth street . Members to be in good standing must pay their dues promptly and notices are appearing this week in all the theatrical weeklies to that effect . The membership card for the current period is white with a red emblem . Facsimiles of the new card have been sent to all vaudeville theatres to be hung up on the stage bulletin board . Secretary Chesterfield has issued the follow .- ing official notice covering the payment of dues and the forthcoming membership drive :
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
Who was it saw the handwriting on the wall . Bobby ? The landlord , replied the boy who lives in a flat . —Boston Transcript . Here , waitress , this doughnut has a tack in it : Well , I declare ! Ill bet the ambitious little thing thinks it is a flivver tire . —Youngstown Telegram .
THE GAMBLER [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
THE GAMBLER By JAMES MADISON Ive flirted with Dame Fortune from the day that 7 was born , And she s led me a very lively dance ; But Ive . reached the . conclusion as my footsteps travel on , ¦ ¦ That life is nothing but a game of chance . The dealer of the cards is Fate , and ivc must play our hand , Sometimes if is a high one , sometimes low , Till finally . when grim old Death a show down does demand , Into the discard all of us must go . The rich mans son comes to this earth , he holds four aces cold , On such a hand Id gladly bet my stack ; And yet ., how often do we-find when his lifes storys told , That he . is but a joker in the pack . The poor- mans son is born , perhaps , with nothing but a deuce , And yet against all odds he makes advance ; Thats why I say ,- don t curse your luck , it really is no use , •. For life is nothing but a game of chance . Hozv often have I sat with cards tliat didn t run my way , And had to keep on smiling just the same ; Or if Iliad a streak o...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
NOTICE : Dues for the period , starting October 1 , 1920 to April 1 ,-1921 , for membership in the NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS , INC ., are now payable . White card with red emblem is the card for this period . One of the biggest and most intensive -drives for membership ever undertaken by an organization will be launched November 15 th , and will end at midnight , December 15 , 1920 . This drive will be in charge of a committee of fifty . It is the firm belief of this committee that no vaudeville artist in this country should fail to take advantage of all the benefits offered by the NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS , INC ., to its members . Be on the lookout for literature , application blanks , etc ., explaining in detail the new membership drive . •Remember , this is being done for YOU . HENRY CHESTERFIELD , Secretary , National Vaudeville Artists , Inc .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
REGARDING MAIL FOR ARTISTS SEATTLE , WASH ., October 14 , 1920 . MR . GLENN CONDON , Editor , THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , •New York City . Dear Sir : I have read with interest the discussions touching on conditions back . stage and-In the front of the house , presented in your vaudeville journal by actors and managers . alike , and it has occurred to me that it would not be amiss to make a few suggestions regarding the handling of actor s mail . There are many complaints made that mail intended . for actors is not given proper attention by the house employes of many theatres , and it has been my observation that much of the fault lies : with the actors , themselves in not cautioning their relatives and friends to be sure ; to •mention , the name of their act with the address , and also to put return cards on envelopes . Mail frequently reaches the theatre addressed to some individual in a big act , but bearing no reference to the act itself . The performer s name may not appear on the pro...
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
LETTERS CONCERNING IMPROVED CONDITIONS Artists Who Have Grievances of Any Kind are Invited to Write LATE BUT WELCOME New York City , •253 West 42 nd Street , October 5 th , 1920 . Mr . Edward F . Albee , Palace Theatre Building , New York City . My Dear Mr . Albee : I would , like to become a member of the National Vaudeville Artists Club and shall be very pleased and proud if you care to propose my name . Meant to apply last spring but have been away from New York a great deal ,- hence the delay . Respectfully yours , ( Signed ) FRANK FERGUSON . NOTE : —Mr . Ferguson is dramatic director of the Academy of Music , Brooklyn , member of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences , Authors League of America , etc . He has written successful comedy vehicles for Lucille Watson , Rose Coghlan , Minnie Dupree , Alice Fisher and others . —EDITOR . October 6 th , 1920 . My Dear Mr . Ferguson : Yours of October Sth received It gives me great pleasure to propose your name to the National Vaud...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
f BE VA uD W E NEWS Devoted 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 artists , managers , theatre employees and all others connected with Vaudeville in the United States and Canada . If you find it impossible to obtain your co | jy through the theatres , write us * a . id we will place your name on a separa te mailing list . Artists who do not find copies available each week In the iheatres 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 New * . THE VAUDEVILLE ( MEWS does not assume responsibility for inoividual contributions appearing in those 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 ...
I EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
I EDITORIAL ALL TOGETHER NOW ! The National Vaudeville Artists , Inc ., came into being because it had a definite mission to perform . Certain improvements wete : sought by the artists comprising it s membership . Long ago every single one of these objects was attained . But the N . V . A . did not stop there and rest on its laurels . With the continued and enthusiastic cooperation of the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association the organization set about to go beyond the goal it had set for itself ; with the result that today vaudeville artists throughout the country ate enjoying benefits and advantages that a few short years ago were never even dreamed of . And llie-N . V . A . is not going to stop . It is going to continue along . the path of improvement and good ¦ will . The good work it is doing and planning to do is made possible by the support of the thou sands of active , dues-paying .. member s , but it is not fair that there members should give their time and money for t...
"MUSINGS' * [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
MUSINGS * By JIMMY LYONS A good name is something money cant buy . Why is . . it _ an actor cant , have a good time unless he is being separated from his money ? . If some people would remember half the answers to the questions ; they , ask , they would have « aliberal education . Judging by some husbands T know , I cant -blame a lot of girls for working , rather than get married . Killing time is indeed murder . Why does-everybody on a Road Show try to find out . what everybody else is getting ? . Being alonc :. is . abetter than having company when said company is bad . The man who puts on airs may only be doing : so- to keep ¦ fools from bothering hint . . The man that thinks he knows it all , usually knows-nothing . If everybody knew what everyone else thought of them , this . sure would be a sad- world to live in . From the way some women look on getting iup in the morning , you cant blame some husbands for sleeping late . There s a heaven and a hell . If you don t . believe it...
I THE ACTORS DREAM j [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
I THE ACTORS DREAM j NEW YORK , October 13 , 1920 . Editor , VAUDEVILLE NEWS , Palace Building , New , York . Dear Sir : While my agent is keeping me laying off , I take in all the New York shows . Look what a dream I had after eating a welsh rarebit at the N . V . Ai I . dreamed that : while tn Little . Old . New York I went to The Tavern and while sitting there reading Jim Jam Jems in came One who looked to me like The Meanest Alan in the World . He seemed Happy Go Lucky and might have been one of the Crooked Gamblers looking for an Opportunity to meet Irene , thinking she was Little Miss Charity . I could hear the Fitter Patter of the vain and it was also Lightnin , but through it all I heard him say : Enter Madame , and n walked The Lady of the Lamp all lit up , also The Woman in Bronze together with some of The Charm School teachers . They insisted to wait till Anna Ascend : ; and send her out for some Mecca cigarettes to make it a real Ladies * Night and turn the place into Ih...
TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by TteJiterdrvD ^ st PRODUCED BY TIMELY FILMS , INC , Distributed by Pathe It would never do for a man wearing a paper suit to go on a tear . —Greenville ( S . C . ) Piedmont . Oh , mother , may I go out to vote ? . Yes , my darling daughter , but vote for that pretty candidate , who smells of toilet water . —Cleveland / News . Smith saw an advertisement Fat folks reduced— $ 1 , . and answered it . Yes ? How much has he been Ieduced ? Why , $ 1 . —American i ribune ( Dubuque , la ) . Jug not less you be jugged ! —Minneapolis Tribune . Ikcy , can you give me the correct definition for the word bargain ? A bargains when you get the best of the other fellow . . — : Albany Argus . Doctor : Tell your wife not to worry about that slight deafness , as it is merely an indication of advancing years . Mr . Meek : er—would you mind telling her yourself , doctor ? —Town Talk ( San Francisco ) . The old question , What is whiskey ? has been aswered . It s $ 15 a quart ...
| PANTAGES ACTORS' BASEBALL CLlJi ~ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
| PANTAGES ACTORS BASEBALL CLlJi ~ Back row , left to right : B . Kennedy , C ; Ed Lambert , 3 b . and captain ; H . N . Clark , r . f . and 1 manager ; Ahem , 2 b . ; James Stevens , p . Front row , sitting , left to right : Irish , c . f . ; G . St . Chad , 1 b . ; H . Pogue , I . f ., and P . Melvln , ss . One of the Pantages road shows has organized a baseball club that has run up a string of victories during their western tour of which any manager might be proud . The players are all artists on the show . They have played local clubs in nearly every stand on the circuit and have never been defeated . Besides the baseball team ; the show boasts of a golf team , a tennis team , a swimming team and a coterie of expert fishers . They expect to arrange some more baseball games on their way through the south .
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
PERSONALITIES Figures compiled lately indicate that theie are more than seven hundred vaudeville theatres in the United States and Canada playing five or more , acts of vaudeville on a bill . The list is being-added to weekly . Several hundred more acts are working this season than ever before in history ami with each new theatre the- _ number is increased . *~ There is no truth in . the persistent rumor that a branch N . V . A . club house is being opened in Chicago . The thing is contemplated , but not for the immediate future . Neal R . OHara , the . New York Evening World wr ter . has been made a lay member of the N . V . A ., through the efforts of . Ice Daniel , who . rays that OHara is one of the season s finds as a writer of \ hudeville material . And Joe backs up his argument by showing that his own new act was written entirely by OHara . The latter has also written material recently for Emma Carus and George Yeoman . OHara confesses to a weakness for vaudeville , and since...
"LOEW ~ LYONS "| [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
LOEW ~ LYONS | By JIMMY LYONSMEMPHIS , TENN ., October 3 rd ; On arriving in Memphis , take taxi orstreet car to any of the leading hotels or theatre . Car passes all . ; . - ¦ •Hotel accommodations here have been poor as long as I ve been making this town . ; There are any number . of ¦ thirdrate hotels asking first-rate prices—and rooms without running water . Taken all in . all , the best bet here . is either of the three first-class hotels . These are , the Gavoso , Chiska and Peabody . The writer prefers the Gayoso , as its somehow more comfy than the others . Write in , in advance , or youll sure be in hard luck . The rates are what you would expect to pay at any such class hotels . As for eating—this town boasts of the finest place for dinner—and justly , so—in the South , namely , the-Arlington Hotel . Eat here , . and . you will , never , regret . it . For . breakfast , . there are , any number , of places . I can recommend the Peabody Lunch Room or Janssens . For the , lig...
RUINS OF GRAND , TULSA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
RUINS OF GRAND , TULSA This snapshot , sent us by a performer , Is a front view of the ruins of Loew s Grand Theatre , Tulsa , Okla ., recently destroyed by fire . The conflagration started late on Saturday night , after artists on the current bill had gotten all their belongings out of the theatre and left town . It was caused , presumably , by defective wiring . The Grand Is the oldest theatre In Tulsa , and for years was a legitimate house . It was converted into a Loew vaudeville theatre but recently and was enjoying a splendid business at the time of the disaster .
QUI FRISCO WAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
QUI FRISCO WAY By JACK STRATTON SAN FRANCISCO , Oct . 2 . John J . Kelley , Minneapolis Orpheum press agent , who is touring the West , stopped a few hours in San Francisco before journeying south to renew acquaintance with the former Minneapolis Orpheum manager , G . E . Raymond , who recently was transferred to Los Angeles . The engagement of Jack Patton and Loretta Marks , stars of Bits and Pieces , was announced- last Saturday , afternoon to an audience of 2 , 500 in the Orpheum , when •Patton stopped the act long enough to slip an engagement ring over the finger of lus bride-to-be . Miss . Marks was speechless with delight , but Leader , Howard Thomas Collins . swung his musicians into the Wedding ; March , and the enthusiastic brass section would have drowned whatever Miss . Marks , had to say anyway . Loretta Marks enlisted with San Francisco workers . last week to make Boys Week , an occasion being observed then by the city , a . success . Her talks to boys at the Y . - M .-...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE fjKWS 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 hooking 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 Utter 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 1 self-addressed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A . for letters listed herewith . Address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . Aberwald , Frank Adams , Mr . Mark Almond , Tom . \ ndreas , iMiss Sigha jlrlmckle , Miss Babe : Arco , Otto Armstrong , Mr . Doc Arthur , Miss Louise Bailey , Mr . R . ¦ Baker , Miss Lottie Barnes , Alfred Barnett , Jack Barry , Joseph J . Beaslie &amp; Powe...
NEW ORLFATjS NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
NEW ORLFATjS NEWS NEW ORLEANS , LA ., October 21 st . Manager Piazza , of the local Orpheum . has requested the VAUDEVILLE NEWS to make , mention in its , columns that hotels will be congested beginning October 29 th . Mr . Piazza ( suggests that artists who are booked to / play his theatre should write him via , letter or wire , which hotel they prefer locating in , how . much they wish , to spend for a room , etc ., etc . He will be glad to make the reservations for the artists : - Manager Howard McCoy , of the Palace , has ¦ recovered from a severe cold , Mr . McCoy was formerly at the Orpheum , in St . Paul . Waiman ^ and- Berry open for the Interstate ., circuit January 1 st . The Orpheum circuit to follow . Jessie Miller opened at the Louisiana Theatre Monday , substituting for : Mable Harper , who was forced to cancel all bookings for the Pantages circuit because of throat trouble . Miss Miller was rushed from Los Angeles to fill the gap , she captivated her audience and :, r...
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 22 October 1920
IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS By MILLICENT . EASTER COLUMBUS , O ., October 18 th . The element of Human Interest which is often found in unexpected places , played a big part in things around Keith s Theatre Monday , when the artists began to arrive . First came Wilbur Mack and Miss Louie Holly , with- a beautiful Maltese cat in the arms of the latter . As Miss Holly walked from the Deshler . to the theatre , many turned and smiled to see the bright-eyed - cat cuddled close under the chin of the pretty girl . Walter Weems found this cat as a stray , Sunday , and left it in my care , said Miss Holly as . she placed ^ her charge on the stairs , back stage . With true instir . t the cat sought the dressing room of Edith Clifford where it was regaled with cream and meat from the restaurant next door . Later the cat transferred its love and affection to Frankie Wilson , the ¦ posing beauty . The stage crew have adopted the cat and named it Eddie-Lou for Miss Clifford and Miss Holly . When C...