Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(August 10, 1907)
Thorndyke, M. A.
Irene Boljea meets with great success in London, p. 10
THE SHOW WORLD August10, 1907. IRENE BOLJEA MEETS WITH CRESCENT CITYS WHITE CITY GREAT SUCCESS IN LONDON WINS THE SOUTHERN PEOPLE American Actress Is Heartily Received in British Capital- Amusement Park Conducted by Major Charles C. Matthews Late Theatrical Gossip of Interest. is One of The New Orleans Attractions. BY M. A. THORNDYKE. BY D. C. SILVE. L' 'Ni' .. The friends of AIss d ien, Bulj-ea in Chicago and New York will be pleased to learn that she has closed a highly successful s-cson in vaudeville here. This is what The Stage has to say of her in a recent issue: 'Aliss Irene Boljea, one of the fore- .>st Atmerican impersonators, has ar- 1 ,d in Entgland ot a first visit to fulfil Liaagemenrts. Miss Bojea, a talented and citcy artist, like Mr. Harry Tate, Miss ALnCe DaintonI and other English artists, tioially achieved her success onl the i deville stage in inimaicry. With tlcs ii- of work Miss Bojea has held a lead- i, position in the programs throughout cc leading cities in the States. Her no- tblu impersonations were those of Edna May, Eva Tanquay, known on the 'other side as the 'eccentric cyclone actress'; A1abel Barrison, in her character in Habes in Toyland; and also a quondam interican 'star,' Della Fox, for which last-named initation Miss Boljea had -essarily to don smart and dressy male, Ltire. This versatile Impersonator made a ",e study of Miss Vesta Victoria dur- on her recent visit to America, and has in excellent imitation of tiis popular t tist in one of her latest successes, Poor Jcin,'for which she adopts a very eccen- i icnmake-up. Miss Boijea adds to her itations the celerity of the quick- '-caaige artist, but site regards her Pro- k: 1i abilities assecondary to lihefidelity ''he r impersoinationis. Miss Boijea, who j Ili glcly connsected ii Newv York circles, is devoting herself to character song4s during her impending engagements.' Mrs. Campbell to Produce Electra, Mrs. Fatrick Campbell, in the autun. produces iHoftiaisthal's Electra, trn lated and adapted for her from the u ' lan by Arthur Symons. Holfinanstha Electra was first given in Berlin. It wa there seen by Mdie. Duse, who, with the intention of playing the part, asked Altr. Gordon Craig to cesign scenes aid c-c.stumes for the whole production, and tlise were not only designed but also executed, and are now in Florence. Mdnie. Iuse has never, however, had an oppor- ..ity of giviog this glootny tragedly. \\ith a famtiliar cast, Mri. Lewis Wal- r, last Thursday, at the Lyric, once t-cc revived Moieur Beaucairefor te 1-siag evenings of lois presetit season. 'Lecpiece was received withcthe etusi- i thatMit always callsforth. M , Wai j- i ii the titlepart, aMissE elyn Miie - the Lady iMary, witc Mr. Frackli thyall as Duke of Witlerset, Mr. H. J. 't-vill as Beau Nash, ar. A. E. George as K-akell,MAr. S. B. Brcrelotcas Captatin cadger, Miss Dora Bartoti as Lucy, atcd c-tio of thecast, gave the same excel- Saccount asbefore ofBooth Tarkinog- ti and E. G. Sutcerlaid's roatoeic -nicy. 'se dramatist Maurice Donnaywill be i onlynew Immortal t take his place in the French Academty this year, aidie xciii be received by Paul Bourget. Tue reception of ore Marquis de Sgur and also thatof Maitre Barboux will not be carried out till Janary atd February, Isag. Fracois Coppe will reply to tli first-namnedarid Jules Claretie to ice emi- nentcouisel. e iss Ashwell Gets Theater. Miss Leicay Ashwell has cocluded rne- gotiations for leasitng the Great Queen Street Theater from Mr. W. S. Penley. M. theater,bearitigt' ewndae, willcm- open underer manigetinn e nt lhSep- temnber, with Mr. Normanc MeKitctel as stage director. MissAssell viii, as far as practicable, favor a policy of short runs, and tothisendshe is acquiring as many plays as s e can. But ne plays of merit are rare birds; and Miss Asni- well aysee the advisability, in ashort- run theater, of revivitig pieces in ther repertoire andotherswith whic anum- ber of playgoers uilr e glad to renew acqualictance. Various improvements are toFbe made inthe theater. In the Bishop's Carriage will finish at the Adwych about tice end of July. Mr. Charles Carltright's London com- pany, including Miss Fatnie Ward, will open in September a six weeks' provin- cial tour of this piece. This visit will beMissWard's first to the provinces. Mr. Charles Cartwvrighct is shortly tak- Ing out a repertory comipatny, playinig David Copperfield, Dombey and Sot, atd Bleak House. The tour ix-ill run unt December,cx'hen Mr. Cartwrigttakeslice same repertory to New York, whcere lice will add to it Ootr Mutual Friencd, Miss Fatnnie'Ward playing lecadinltce different pieces. Theaters' Closing Season. The'iWest Endthceatrical clo~gur'ois not so considerable this sumtmer as in some preceding years. In addition to hcouses already shut-wlceh Includethce Adelpii Court, His Majesty's and ltce "Waoldorf, not to mention DruryILane and others- the Apollo, Conmedy, Crite'rion, Duike of York's, Garrick, Lyric, Niw, New Roy- alty, Savoy, Shaftesbury and St. James are closing their present seasons. Sev- eral are closing only to reopen speedily with fresh attractions, as in the eases of the Garrick, New Royalty. St. James, etc. Daly's with The Merry Widow, the Gaiety, with The Girls of Gottenberg, the Haymarket, with My Wife, the Lyceum, with melodrama, the Hicks, with Brew- ster's Millions, the Playhouse, with The Earl of Pawtucket, the Prince of Wales', with Miss Hook of Holland, Terry's, with Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, the Vaudeville, with Mrs. Ponderbury's Past, and Wyndham's, with When Knights Were Bold, do not, so far, contemplate any "dog days" recess. Tom Jones will be withdrawn after August 3. Mr. Frank Curzon will pro- duce The Three Kisses at the Apollo on August 21. The last perforniponce of Lady Tatters took place at the Shaftesbury today. A Provincial tour has bcen arranged for the piece. Miss Alice Lloyd entertained a few friends at Romano's at supper on the night of Independence Day. Among those present were Mr. Richard Warner, Mr. Ted Marks, Mr. Tubby Aylin, Mrs. Aylin, Mr. Charles Berte (The Stage), Miss An- nie Wood, and Mr. Tom McNaughton. Miss Lloyd asked the guests to stand up and drink good health to her frienis in Amcerie thle band playing "YnIe Doo- WIITE CITY is one of New Or- leans' most beautiful amuse- ment parks and bids fair to equal many of the country's best amusement resorts. "Nothing succeeds like success. The great truth of the foregoing aphorism was never more apparent than the suc- cess that is pouring upon Whtie City. From the initial night of its opening the management has been satisfied 'there- fore it goes without saying that the pub- lI:c was also satisfied. The people of New Orleans are peculiar in some things, in nothing more than their determina- tion nOct to patronize any show that is not first-class or that has anything of a fake aspect about it. We have had, up to the present, very extraordinary weather. It was not at all the weather for "al-fresco" entertainments, but an exception was made to -White City, and nightly crowds are attracted hither by the beauty of the surroundings and the diversity of amusements. lie electric display is the finest ever seen in this cty; the magnificent en- trance, with its countless incandescent lights, is a sight w'orth traveling mciles to see. Evey place in the park where (lectricit 'nuld Ie utilized for illunin- atting ual dcraig pse a b-1n T~'AND CASNO. L7 '-t, NAER MANAGER OF AND CASINO IN POPULAR WHITE CITY, NEW ORLEANS. dle" and "God Save the King." Mr. utilized. 'lc10 ciicessions are every- Teddy Marks subsequently entertained thing theyv should be, for Major Ma- the company at the Savoy. thews has taken good care to protect A Dresden newspaper announces that the public in such a manner that neither owing to failing health Mdme. Cosima life, limb nor pocketbook could be in- Wagner intends giving up the manage- jured. nent of the Bayreuth performances joint- Toboggan is Popular. ly to her son, Siegfried Wagner. and The toboggan slide is very well pat- Frau Reuss Beice, a singer very highly ronized; in fact it is a veritable Klon- esteemed in Germany and America. dyke. Persons who are timid before Mr. William Gould, who will be re- taking the first ride, after they have membered on this side as one of the Por- taken that ride become chronic patrons tuguese Twins in the first production by of it. The Katzenjammer Castle is well the American company at the Shaftes- worth a visit; it is indescribable; noth- bury of The Belle of New York, is at ing could describe it better than to tell present on a visit here. He returns that it is too funny for anything. The "across the pond" on August 12, and Japanese Ball Game seems to be the will reappear in England next June to center of attraction and the little Japs, open at the Ahambra in a sketch en- who are civil, obliging and gentlemanly, titled Valeska Suratt. see(m to take as mutch delight in the A site for the Irving stateie has been gamne as do the players. At this stand recommended by the General Purposes delicious refreshments are served at a Committee of the Westminster City mnoderate cost. Japanese rice-cakes and Council. The site proposed is on the tea are the "pieces - dc-resistance" which broad pavement in Charing Cross Road, nobody appears to be able to resist. at the rear of the National Portrait Gal- Fuerst & Kramer are the caterers who lery. supply soft drinks, ice creams, candes * *and delicious conlfectionery. The bar Young Sothern, I see, will play in his is run by the management and at it are father's creation, Lord Dundreary. if to be found the best liquors, malt drinks he can touch the fringes of his sire's and mineral waters, in fact everything whiskers in the part he'll do well. requisite to quench insatiable thirsts. W. H. "Billy'' Shearer enjoys the privi- lege of supplying "the smokes' and at his stand you can purchase thle best in NEW TEXAS AGENT. the smoking line. While visitors are strolling through the beautiful grounds, Jacob Frankel to Represent The Show amusing themselves, they are entertained World at Houston. by delightful music, supplied by an or- chestra under the leadership of Prof. Jacob Frankel has been appointed as Albert Kirst. the sole accredited representative of Of course the greatest attraction of all THE SHOW WORLD at Houston, Tex., is that to be found in the new and very and as special traveling representative handsome casino. where nightly the in the Lone Star state. Mr. Frankel has Olympia Opera Company produce comic been identified with the Fidelity & Cas- opera. There is no need for tis to tell ualty Company of New York, with head- anything about the Olympians, for they quarters at Houston. as special agent are so well and favorably known to the for years, and enjoys the acquaintance public of New Orleans that it would be and esteem of theatrical managers an insult to the latter's intelligence to throughout the southwest. Any cour- tell them anything about the troupe. tesies extended to Mr. Frankel in Texas Lottie Kendall, as in former years. holds will be greatly appreciated by the man- first place in the hearts of the people of agement of this publication. New Orleans. Miss Sheldon, a New Or- leans singsr, has iade a pronlounced hit. Aliss Edna Clare Bruiiley, who is an aid-tine favorite in this city, has done some very excellent sketch work with Robert Pitkin. We feel, and that with good reason, very proud of "Bob" Pit. kin. who is a native product. His im- personation of "Mr. Ichabod Bronson, the gentleman from Coloes," in "The Belle of New York," is equal to that of the star who made the opera famous when it was first produced. But few men coining to New Orleans to establish themselves in business hav met with the unquestioned success and become so popular as has Major Charles C. Matthews, the genial manager of the White City. When he came to this city, Major Matthews was a total stranger, but to- day the name of Matthews cunnectd with White City is even better kiown- and the man, too-that the resort itself ere long will be better known in the Crescent City than his own town, Phila. delphia, or in Topeka, where he was manager of numerous amusement en- terprises. It does not appear to be a hard matter for Charles C. Matthews to make friends and to retain friendships. Among his employees at White City he is held in highest esteem. lie is of a modest disposition, pleasant to all and ever holds himself in readiness to do the right thing. The official staff at White City is composed of many men who have fig- pted promt;ently in the adusemeisn wvorld. Charles C. Matthiews, treaste- c:iid general maicager; Jatties J. Cot- coran, assistant miaicagc2r; Frank J. Matgagi, accountanct; E. J. Leslie,sc. lecrintendeot of grounids; Emoile Stier, press agent; A. B. Nalle, advertiing agent; Albert Kirst, band-master; George Paoletti, orchestra director in the casino. "Rcst assured," remarked Major Mat- thews a few evenings ago, "we are here for sorne little time, and we are also here to please the people. It will be our nd-eaor to do this throughout the sea- McKINNEY'S NOVEL ACT. Dangerous Looping-the-Loop Feat Amazes White City Crowds. G. McKinney, in his thrilling -ting and leapitng tice double-deked Ifiniume and loop, was the feature at. tion at iclite City last week. t. 'Ictinciney's act is novel both in itsin- 01nption and execution. It consists oh Ir. McKinney beitag bound to asled havintg six pairs of bail-bearing toilet feats has runters, and descentdig eereicpeed downan incli iplaneuntil al hlcrcle is described. Tce sled thet leaves the incline and shoots througha flume, only to leap anorther apertureil tce incline itto another flume, and thenlce into a net. Owing tonice dager Mr. Kinney nears a baseball mash and football helmet as aprotection. 'lie feat has excited much co eat whern ever exhibited, and Mir. MeKitatey'sNew York mainagor, ar. Ed. Nash, is book- itig exceptional time for the act. New Theatrical Exchange. Air. W. S. Donaldson, wico has been connoected with the Great Westert Pritoting Company in St. Louis, for the past twencty years, has opened a theat- rical exchange known as the AV. S. Donaldson Theatrical Exchatcge at 513 Elm street, St. Louis. The exchange wiIi deal in everything theatrical. Com- Panies will be organized, artists tot- rislhed, acts and companies routed, the- aters booked, and tours directed. The Donaldisont Theatrical Exchcange is pre- pared to furnishc all kitnds of thceatrical rupplies and plays. Arranging for Sterling Fair. Mr. J. N. Harphan, secretary Of hil Mlineral Spr-ings Association, Sterlingf Ill., was a caller at THE SIIO& WORLD office and stated that the asso' ciatiot was expetding several tlousand dollars above all former'years for adVer- tising and special attractions. He say's that the farmers are all prosperous In his territory and that they will have the greatest fair in the northwest. Janesville Elks' Benefit. The Elks of Janesville, Wis., have booked The Flower of the Ranch Ia their forthcoming benefit, soon to be held in that city. The organizationdha moved into its new club reeis andIs cozily situated. * * * r Riverview is the name of 1wnew pat recently thrown open to the public t Darlington, Ind. A natural amphitheat is one of the attractions at the pak. 10