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American Amusement Enter -prise in Far Distant Countries [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
American Amusement Enterprise in Far Distant Countries Vic Hugo , Who Pulls Long Wires from Cedar Rapids , la ., Talks of Foreign Tours Six years ago Vic Hugo was the chief orator of the side-show annex to the Barnum &amp; Bailey show , with but little idea of ever reaching the high position he now holds . He had taken care of the money he made and when an opportunity arrived to make a good investment he did so in the city of Cedar Rapids , Iowa , where he opened a vaudeville theater . By dint of hard work and keeping faith with the public he made this place a success , and at the present time he controls and operates the Majestic and Peoples theaters , in that city , besides having three enterprises on the road in the United States . A few years ago Mr . Hugos brother Charles made a trip through the Orient , as manager for Charles Carter , the magician , being impressed with the possibilities of the country , as a profitable theatrical field , he had but little trouble in g...
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SINGERS WIN HUSBANDS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
SINGERS WIN HUSBANDS PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 18 . —A romantic story came out here today when announcement was made of the betrothal of two sisters , Eugenia and Blanche Friedmann . Both of the ladies are well known in musical circles , being singers of note . They are the daughters of the iate Max Friedmann , who was well known as a conductor of orchestras and vocal teacher , and one _ of the noted tenors of this city . The sisters both won their prospective husbands by their voices , the acquaintance in both cases having been made after the young men had been attracted by their sweet voices . Miss Blanche is to marry David Weinstein , who is the manager of Washington park , in this city , and who at one time was the assistant treasurer of the Walnut Street theater , while Miss Eugenia is to link her life with Dr . Morris Propper , of Roxborough . A double ceremony will be performed and the couples will be showered with congratulations and presents from their numerous friends .
STOPS PANIC QUICKLY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
STOPS PANIC QUICKLY Manager George A . McDermott , of Keith s Union Square theater , assisted by Herbert Keise , a black face monologue artist , stopped a panic in that house on Sunday night , Dec . 17 . While a reel of pictures were being shown and the house was in total darkness Mr . McDermott noticed a thin wreath of smoke coming through the floor . He at once ordered all house lights to be turned on and that the actor should go on the stage . This was done and as the audience saw the smoke curling upwards , they became restive . A short speech by the manager in which he asked the audience to quietly disperse , followed by Mr . Keise breaking into a monologue , prevented any excitement . In fact most of the audience remained seated . The fire , which was in one of the dressing rooms , was quickly extinguished by the department . The loss will not amount to $ 300 .
HARRY STROUSE MARRIED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
HARRY STROUSE MARRIED Alter noatmg along serenely on tne calm seas of Bachelordom for many years and after having been put down in the category of those that wouldn t , he did . Harry M . Strouse , the genial manager and director of The Lady Buccaneers , surprised all of his friends by slipping away from his company on Tuesday , Dec . 12 , and marrying Helen Van Buren . The wedding was a private one , kept as big a secret as the engagement , so that the best his friends could do was to wish both of the happy people long life and continued happiness . Miss Van Buren was formerly in vaudeville and the title of the sketch she presented was A Husband s Awakening .
THIS FROM ST . LOUIS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
THIS FROM ST . LOUIS ST . LOUIS , MO ., Dec . 18 . —John H . Havlin will open the Imperial theater on Dec . 24 with a production of East Lynne . The house will have a stock company under the direction of D . E . Russell . A story was published last week that Thomas Fox , penniless and destitute , had died in a hospital of Canton , O ., and that the man was the father of Delia Fox . This is absolutely untrue , as the father of Miss Fox is still alive . He lives in this city and is a photographer on Chestnut street . He is about eiehty years of age .
BUFFALO BILL RESTING [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BUFFALO BILL RESTING Buffalo Bill is resting up after the strenuous campaign of last summer . Last week he was visiting an old friend , Col . D . B . Dyer , whose residence is a large farm situated between Kansas City , Mo ., and Independence . This week he is journeying towards his large ranch at North Platte , Neb .
THE STRANGER ARRIVES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
THE STRANGER ARRIVES Wilton Lackaye presented The Stranger at the Bijou theater , New York , on Dec . 21 . The comedy drama , which was written by Charles T . Dazey , has been presented in other cities , but this was its first metropolitan production . It seemed to satisfy and may stay here for a long period .
PATRICE LOSES PET [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
PATRICE LOSES PET Patrice , the well-known vaudeville actress , is grieving over the death of Dot , a pet dog which has been her constant companion for nineteen years . The dog has always accompanied Patrice on her travels . It was interred with honors and a granite shaft will be erected over the grave .
Page 139 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
WORLDS NEWEST SENSATION IN ART P E L R L | 0 R RPASSIWG RESS-i EDAZZLING BARTISTIC ILMYSTIFYING AtF . T . WH . TOW . PUTNAM BIGG ., NEW YORK THE RECORD BREAKER OF THE SlIUIVAN-CONSIDINE CIRCUIT-A FEW WEEKS % SZ f _ r * OPEN AFTER JAN - bi ADIC DAIf IV Q- | UVvTkDIt If I- | Jl £ 11 ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ^ m ¥ ¦ ¦¦ - ¦¦¦¦ . 1 st . 1000 POUNDS OF HARMONY GIBNER CANTWELL — MURPHY WRIGHT Christmas Just finishing Orpheum Circuit , Booked solid until July 2 nd 1912 , United Time . Management , JO PAIGE SMITH . PRIMROSE FOUR — — . | jpm New Year , Opens June 4 th , 1912 , on Pantages Tour ALL SMILES , SAM BAERWITZ Direction mm FRAUL and BREEDING THOSE COMEDIANS IN JUST A UTILE GERMAN . Presenting Der Knot hole in the Fence and Lools at der Baseball . Open time after Jan . M . Managers and Agents write . Permanent address , 8 S 4 UNION ST .. INDIANAPOLIS , IND .
IN LONDON TOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
IN LONDON TOWN By O . H . KURTZ , 50 Walcot Square , London , S . E . The Empire is spending $ 15 , 000 on important stage improvements , the chief innovation being three stage bridges like those at Drury Lane , by which solid sets of scenery can be raised and lowered at will . The present lighting system , though fine , will be strengthened very materially . The direction informs me that Mr . Pelissicr , though doing eight shows a week at the Apollo , nevertheless spends several hours a day rehearsing his latest good things for the Empire Christmas season . The main burlesque skit is The Palodiceum , a take-off on music hall ways and eccentricities . There will be a funny sketch in broken French to thrust in good-natured way at the Bernhardt and Rejane engagements . Ventriloquism will get it , with apologies to Mr . Arthur Prince . There will also be wild animal turns , untamed beasts of the jungle , as well as trained seals , with Pelissier s crowd playing the barking and juggling...
Page 140 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
NEW ENGLAND BRANCH THE MARCUS LOEW AGENCY Gaiety Theatre Building FRED MARDO, Mgr BOSTONMASS ALSO GOOD MANAGERS GOOD ACTS ALWAYS WANTED Bad Friends and Good Enemies Happy New Year , . . to RICHARD HAMLIN The Medley Man in Brown VERSATILE VAUDEVILLIAN Watch For The New Terpsichorean Novelty REGARDS TO OUR FOUNDER AND OTHER FRIENDS THE GERMAN BARONS CHAS . C . HARRY E . COLE-WARNER MERRY CHBISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FRIENDS . Playing United Time , ^ _^^^^_^^_______________________ WANTED Vaudeville people at all times , novelty aots , good teams , that can change for one month or six weeks work . First class fares , meals and berth one way . Boats leave Erie Basin , Brooklyn , every week direct , Bed Cross line . ROSSLEY THEATRE , ST . JOHNS , NEWFOUNDLAND , CANADA . JACK ROSSLEY , Prop . A Merry Christmas To All Friends C _^_^_^_^_^_ PP * ^^ $ MMMMMMMWQaaaaa \ Wl &gt;! - ^^^_^_ H _ P ^^_^_^_ fl __^_^ H MwMMMMMMMw ^ m ? . ¦ ^ MMMWMW ^ TJ MmMr ^ , ^^__^^ r ^^^_^_ E __^_^...
AN OLD STORY PROVEN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
AN OLD STORY PROVEN The old story that none of us are so mighty and strong that we cannot be worried and frightened by something small has been forcibly illustrated in New York this week . For many weeks Jewel , an elephant in _ Central Park has been showing her vicious temper . She attempted to kill a keeper and Bill Snyder , the head elephant man , had placed her in chains to try and subdue her rage . This only made her worse and for days none could go near the pen where she was confined . One morning when Mr . Snyder went to look at the huge beast he found her with her big body almost flattened against the bars and quivering with excitement . She showed by her eyes that she was frightened . Glancing at the floor he was surprised to see two small mice , eating a piece of bread and the reason for the fright of the elephant was apparent . Although the elephant had but to make one movement , or give one snort , to send the small animals scampering she was too frightened to move . It ...
AN ELKS' EXPERIMENT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
AN ELKS EXPERIMENT PORTLAND , Oregon , Dec . IS . —The Elks of Portland have agreed to have a commission form of government for the coming handling of the business of the Grand Lodge Convention in that city next July . Ten commissioners have been appointed whose work is divided under the following heads : General arrangements ; reception ; grand lodge ; decorations , finance ; entertainment ; parades and music ; hotels ; publicity and treasurer . K . K . Kubli , Exalted Ruler of the lodge , occupies the position of chairman , which corresponds with the office of mayor in a large city . So far the plan has worked admirably .
Page 141 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
»«KENNEY «¦ HOLLIS ™ w Added another viotory to their many conquests . A sensational hit on S .-C . Circuit . A triumph In the West Personal Direction , JOE M . SCHENCK H Merry Xmaa and Bappy flew tear € o HU RAE-BROSCHE and OO . in 80771-.-=-: 6-40-9 By Will M. Cressy Started in with small type and rapidly advanced into Dig type , appearing as a headline attraotion on Sullivan-Considlne CirouitiM Act fully proteoted and copyrighted . RAY-LEFFORGE Presenting a VERSATILE-SINGING , SONG-READING AND DANCING ACT IN ONE . Big Hit in San Francisco . Touring the Pacific Coast . Permanent address—PLAYER , NEW YORK . MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL Thomas J. Grady Feat-red in IN GAY NEW YORK OVER THE WELLS CIRCUIT . HARRY THOMSON HIS HONOR , THB MAYOR WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR . The Great Big Single Act JOHNNY NALON Electrical Musical Act FRIENDS &amp; EIMIfS We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year . HINES ® FENTON EAST LOGICAL POINT ...