Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 14, 1907)
Bochert, C. G.
Merry vaudeville war begun by the Pittsburg managers, pp. 37-38
September 14, 1907. THE SHOW WORLD t e i c t a a n n A M c b in t t w is 5 X a b S it h er ]a D NV q t to a It it o in Sth 37 MERRY VAUDEVILLE WAR BEGUN BY T H E PIT T SBU RG M A N A GERS RHODA ROYAL, General Director CHARLES B. FREDERICKS, Business Manager A HIGH CLASS USEM T ORGANIZATION Harry Davis Goes Into Court to Establish His Contract Rights to Furnish Amusement to People. N BY C. G. BOCHERT. PiT :,m 1I, I"'., slpt. 7.--This city w%;s and thle crolials ie n( preat, t.Iat asp RINOi RATERNAL SOCr un1 11liotlly ill ene of the theatri- mnuch as ithe, tuality, of thel singing. A\t ti- IU3WCES U ,i~lth si-citrt h ieli Old Cros Itoado at Blancv's is holding it"LS1ES O ~ TRALOI'I. an Tmament for a few days at least Oln Crsatcd 1c atante 11roductonoi ast we k. Harry Davis took the vaudeville given a line presentation. O et noite court pnd almostosecur alrin in Prteal nl uhe sarwssolosddouafte 1118a- Im 5nctin to prevet th openng ~m,.ca of rthe seekers after out-door amuse- O f c a he Duquesne Theater wihll Advanced monts, the size of the crowds nightly testi- Vaudeville. Mr. Davis based his right to fying to Manager E. E. Gregg's sagacity in trvet n n thle stbItion of attraction features, alltO is D prevent the opening of the Ducluesne on an t colo d atinfatrs o\ ipa o the~~ opnn of teuiuse kping open despite the fact that Exposi- Dsplay No. 1 Id contract made when he turned over the tion with Sousa is drawing largo throngs A picturesque equestrian novelty. introdu-ing the fmus ltRhoda Alvin t, the Klaw & Erlanger and Stair and that ill the theaters, including Braun's Royal Black Horse Hlussrs in a distinct innovation ntitld, he & HaNin people for bookings, and just after lew Auditorium are bidding for public fa- Gathering of the Garlands." hiaviopeope forookins, vo. The burlesques at the Academy andPa I he prevented the B. F. Keith firm from Gayety are far above the average, The retting a playhouse here. Bacloelor Club at helte os aig"~~Gun fteBt rIn i bill ofhcomplaiontDavis states that aheo Clu.a the latterohouse having "The Ganme of the Rome," the favorite pastime of Ill, sturd sonls of n Jun , of05, mlaind tates tho one of the mnost elaborate outfits on the the South African Desert, requiring torveloi i p In al a Joi- 1905, 1(,law and Erlanger, who road. ondu : a theatrical booking agency in New Society at Nickelodeon, effort to gain supremacy in the friendly contest. York, rid Stair & Iavlin, also 1tooking agens, mntered into an agreement with R. No better indication of the increasing Display No. 2 M. Gulick & Co., owners of the Bijou Thea- popularity of the moving picture show and er, and himself as lessee of the Alvin The- the low-priced vaudeville can be found than The Plonondan Brothers. in ai of liu unrhltic m i uior- ter to furnish attractions for a period of in the following item culled from a local ous gyrations on the H\ olving ldr. ix years for both houses. Under the terms society colunn: "Mr. and Mrs. William . f the agreement R. M. Gulick was to act Smith, of 5713 Callowhill street, chaperoned Display No. 3 s manager of the Alvin Theater at a salary a nickelodeon party last night. Miss Flor- f $5,200 a year. Both houses were to pay ence Murrin, of Butler, and Miss Ma- A triple hounding itro-heo-k-I Itlnktv ,xlilition in tonjutitIv ertain percentages to the booking agency Borckmann, of Washington, D. C., wore achievements on the bctl of a runiing sttod- assistlI by their onnin- hich furnihed them with attractions. Klaw honor guests. The party of 14 visited lte, pet. MeCree-Dnvenport Troupe. & Erlanger it is claimed, bound themselves biggest nickeloteons in East Liberty ai ot to book for any theater outside of the downtown, making the rounds in autoni- Display No. 4 Alvin Micu, Nixon and Empire, and the biles. A dinner at the Schenley followed." Gayety, if certain arrangements with the The Royal, a dainty little nickelodeon Paul Brachard, the world's greatest contortionist ito a series of Hyde .C litman Amusement Companry ere owned and managed by George Weber at amazing physical culture exhibitions. tot litd up to. No. 915 Wood street, Vilkinsburg, a suburb Signed by the Magnatesof this city, will open Saturday. and Mat- Display No. 5 Signd bythe agnaes.agel Weber says toe noay introduce vatd The agreement. which is given in full in lile at the house very soon. C. F. Big Superb Quadruple High School display of Ouestrianism by four Davis t ition, is signed by Marc Klaw, aman and a coterie of suburban capitalists superb, perfectly trained menage horses, ridden by Miss Carrie a. i. lil1langer, Ktav & Erlange, 1. 1 D. have annountrce that they dill build a $ti Norenberg and Htenri Potter. Chns. McGrath and Ltlu MeCree. aink. Jotn H-. Havlio, Stair & Ilarlio, It. 0100 tolet rinik and vaudeville thseater itt Bruisiton avenuo, in the Homewood district, Display No. 6 lanI another combination headed by W. M. Brinker has purchased the old Qul Vive The Tnainanian Troupe on the revolving Devil's Wheel. The acme 'Iler skating garden in the same district of aerial navigation, in which two young ladis assisted by the ott announce the opening of the place as a devil's disciple twist and whirl at a terrific rate of speed while sus- The gvadevie hinougseefore snow fles pended at dizzy heights only by their teeth. list, of $10,000. The concensus of opin- it that tho East Liberty district is be- Display No. 7 N tirtok1ed, btut this remains to be An invertebrate artist in refined and amazing contortions otn the Ii. G. W. Morganstein has just made the1 high ire-Miss Amie Sutton. ioal onnouncement of the Liberty Theater nmng in Penn av-nue, and this is alsot Dia yNo.8 ot Aleotious house of the same kind, while ay harles Lease is alsto arranging for vaude- Dashing and bewitching principal bareback riding by two of Eng- i a ctsen .is Star F'amsiy Theater in land's fairest queens of the arena, Miss Davenport and Miss Funtelle. T- toli as-enlie. Wilkilthbtg, close to tite 1rushton neighborhood. Display No. 9 Two Good Vaudeville Bills. A superb program of astonishing aerial sensations, denoting unex- (Irand--Ricci's BEnd of Forty, one nl rnpled bravery and phenomenal training. The nicest of judgmint the most ,laborate vaudeville offerings .f illied with the most wonderful agility in matty eXploits of a te oear, is at this 1oite, aid the till iii- ietiliarly hazardous character. The Delno Troupe. chidesloe Motor Girl, hightly interesting be- -use it is so perplexing, Clarice Vance, Di pla N 0 still lt' splrele singer of Southern ballads NS0 to etlaing her inititaile and appin- tour horse Liberty and trick act, displaying thev-ry N pittrle tf Sfiately droll mannrle;- Elita Proctor tIts, utiine education and mastery of mal. Trained id lirslitOd by nill 11ittl tf stllat itnors and receiNitt Nnerica's most famous horseman, Mr. R1hod Rloyl. linm here; Fretd lBool & Co., i Bandhir- itf Nt. 1., all clever od the comedy isL Display No. 11 Whiitgsiere 11titouietnce telishoes tis- ness--noever bordering otn vulgarity; Ju- A marvelous and daring exhibition of 11ild West and Rough Riding `11 Eltige, the naoiet a;o the nost per- by John Agge, id whose lands the most stubborn and intractable -. t fetm-itine 0110Ieisontor; Citris Brutno hos01sae stbut bellditogbrass. !A Mabel Russell, a singing and dancing ..t thtat keet.,the auidiencee on the 0101 Dspalo1 o e; Caile Comedy Four is orizontal Display No. 12 Iar act that is the acme of daring; Lange's A clever convocation of clown celebrities, single and en masse, ii - . ittasm Four, a singing act replete ith antics and absurdities calculated to cause convulsions of merriment. laughs; Earle & Bartlett, a rare Irish In,- sWntation and a good soubret; Rowand & Display No. 13 W. B. MERRIL Dugan, cotmedians wvlo have a real clatm to that title, and Staley & Merten, a must- The world's most wonderful acrobatic act, introducing ladies and One of tire leaditsg tWseatiteal men of eat aet that seemed to please far above the gentlemen in full evening dress, executing the most intricate and tie counotry is W. B. Mlerrill, manager of average.difclfetevraeme.TneVnDesn. he Alvin theater, Pittsburg. Pa. Ile is Dugusne-Lee Harrison and his Broad- difficult feats ever attempted. The Van Dienns. man of great executive force and ex- wvay Girls in A Morning Rehearsal. Mr. Har- DisplayNo.14 remely popular among professional folk. risen is as much of a good fellow as in a regular play and his girls pretty and full Miss Rose Royal politely proffers the Arabian Aristocrat and tier of viGi Others en the bill are: Elite Must- Floral Cort. A unique Parisian Creation. G.Puck, P. J1. MctNutty, H. M. Gulicko & cal Pour. tlte most pretentious ususical act . and HIarry Davis. It terminates with presented ihere in many months; May Bel DisplayNo. 15 his pa'-agraph: fort, sprightly and fullla of. brn1ns5lu It iagreed between the iarties hereto mor; George W. Monroe (Aunt Bridget). Animated and artistic poses on the bare back of unbridled and run- na- io furthe or ather compensatic shall Caron & Herbert, a real vaudeville treat; Al ning horses. Reno Mcree and Lulu Dnvenport. epaill to parties of the first part for said Shean & Co.. in Quo Vadlo. as laughtale ookiit than the compensation hereinbefore as ever, and perhaps more; Caicedoua wire DisplayNo.16 OtIod. set that holds the audietnce spellbound and On the day set for the opening of ethe Kara, the most unique juggling act on the Comic antics performed on the back of an electrified Mule, equalling heater at the pesforuers and attache tof stage. the skill of the most noted bareback riders. George Crandall. s-sDuqiqoEn'e swerc hauled into court to tell - ho employed them, and few could tell uch of anything about the business, but MANAGER V. B. MERRILL. anagr MeileStolt put up the plearthat CAN WORK ON STAGE IN 30 FOOT RING last &. Itlonger seec loot rnning -5 the- Grasduate of the Newspaper-lProfession IVio ter, but that it was controlled and booked Popularized a Pittsburg Theater. Y th I nited States Amusement Company. g hortlr alter the opening hour for the mat- Y. B. terrill, the mait who has pooi- e the litigants agreed to postpone a final larized the Alvin theater of Pittsburg. N ow B ooking for the F all earing until next week. and the perform- graduated from the newspaper business to rs w- ruOhled to the theater to give a be- the theatrical fold by accident. After leas- tell - trfirmance to an aw-aiting nudience ing the Illinois Wesleyoan University ie he- f gw,1,l size, Mr. Davis agreeing to allow the calme citv editor of the mloomington (Ill.) tur.u' n to operate that length of time Daily L~eader, ando1 fromt there lie went to -of W inter Season 1907=08 ithoir interference. Motth houses got Peoriaio and Chicago, of the sam state front-lage" notoriety from the incident for other papers. stbsequently becoming nd lid record busirss. Mr. Davis also se- managing editor of the Toledo (0.) Com- ured a lot of publicity by engaging the mercial, now the Times. A receivership Correspondence Solicited from Amusement Committees. Address icci Rind late in the weeo and hauling it ended this affiliation and Mr. Merrill be- om i1ago on a costly special train. cause ansager of tise Toledo Tract o CHARLES B. FREDERICKS, Business Manager Consspany's anlunements and theCaio At the Other Playhouses. Hisl work attracted the attention of the Lew Welch is making a treotendons hit Stair & Iaslin people and ie was on the ith hK crowds at flo Bijou in his clever road for that firm six years, eventully r- HE ROYAL IN =DOOR CIRCUS ehil- The Shoemaker. presented here for turning to Toledo to manage the Lycoum e firs m tme, while Anna Day, a new star and Burt's theaters of that place. Grand Hous CHICAGO Pittsbrch. is msaking a host of friends seasons ago sion R. IM. Gulick & Co. asked 6 OllSd g., When Knighthood TWas in Flower. At Stair & Havlina to sens them a good man- e Nixon the fourth mousical piece of the ager for the Alvin, Mr. Merrill was or Long Distance Telephone Central 1577 ason. The Land of Nod, is proving to be dered to the Smoky City and has sin e e nost meritorious of all from a stage proven that the firm made no nistake in adont. The equipment is magnificent th-ir selection. t t a t