Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 21, 1907)
Bochert, C. G.
Pittsburg enjoys avalance of fine vaudeville, p. 11
Li lit *ptember 21, 1907. buht iii'tIIaIUlt0' We fatileld to re-Q, nie 1 IIf's tnlIe oI tlie hig ones. , , are going to emulate Mr. Heif and stead of appealing to tile courts of silO, wxe arie goinig to holier1 we have ,11 cheated hy that Personage in not ingswiseias tothe ten 'Successes t1e11year'' ie(, wrote. Thise and cry about being cheated ould be done away with. If Mr. Heif a wise business man, he will instruct editor of "Echoes From Hitland" to this direct appealing to an already rwiroagli Pubhlic. Pei'sonally, I have 1iLer in tile husiness. I have yet to d the Oe whoim I thought dishonest gli to defraud me out of tine modi- Ieof iyalty cue me. I elieve them 1o just as honest as men tr'ainsacting Iness in other walks of life. Song erswho have Proof of their ison- .telciul confer a fax'or onl this little ild of ours by exposing the culprits the proper methods, le take no issue with Mr. Helf as a apeser. ieisa good tune maker and ilas meritoriouls stuff. Btut, in all sin- ity he is doing himself a great deal harm in xposing his personal griev- S, iniagiliary or real, to a profession h call possibly have no interest in 5. : * * T Witmarks publish the musical ibers of The Yankee Tourist, the best which ate: "Broadway Means Home Ie," "Come l1ave a Smile With Me," la Yanken Millionaire,' "She Was Not K Other Maidens," ''Golden Sails," and lid You Like to Have me for a eetheart?" Newacquisitions to the ranks of Stern aormers. and the songs they are sing- 4: Annabelle Whitford with The Fol- I of 190 Co., "Tine Gibson Bathing rl,' by Paul West and Alfred Solman; lorris and company in The Heart irginia, "Under the Rosenbloom," n the Gay Luneta," and "June Moon," slotor Girls, "With You in Eternity,' ne Moon," "I'd Like a Little Lovin' nw ani Then," and "She Was a Grand id Lady;" Eddie Leonard and his ne ],aingWInders, "Who Do You Love?" ick Jim," "Land of Cottion," and orida Rag" (instrumental). * * * Stern & Co. are said to have secured nso American rights of the reigning ,Inzin Paris. entitled "Priere du T'zig- i ("The Gipsy's Prayer"), which is aid to be a better number even than lie celebrated "Valse Blue." eirgeA. Spiik, author and composer "Bill Sinmnons," has placed a new n soag, "William Wilson,' with the 'lilnks, who are Mr. Spink's exclusive I ladatinexte me pleasure of hearing liesLaura RothI now suplporting the Elliott and L.ang act, sing "While You jAline'" Kern and Powell's new bal- A and "Like the Rose You're the Fair- st Flower, one of Miss Olive L. Frields' frts. Miss Roth possesses a voice of Gksuiie quality, powerfil but sweet, oirand cfi',cixe 'Ihe act opiened at IleGrand Ill jelict IllI last Monday, iland is nwrady to begin several weeks on the K. & C. circuit. Miss Roth's voice should entitle her to take rank with the best of them, and I have not the 'lightest doubt that within a short time slIwill be classed as a distinctive draw- li card and eagerly sought for book- gs. PrCy Wenrich seems to be a deucedly oplar young nian Victor Kremer says layis working in the east for his firm tillian McKinley claims Percy is repre- "din l the McKinley Music Company in lieffete section of this land of ours, llsome kindly disposed person please teliglen us, What shall the purchaser at the music a Partment ask for "The Songs My n fudheSang or "The Songs That Moth- I csedis Sing? Such a confusion of isawfully aggravating. Is * * * P B thica0hasabunchofgoodarrangers, df s when I say good, the statement car- A .rth it all that the word implies. 1 rines Krmrs, Bill Peters is again in s , turning out from eight to ten b lgements a day. Over on the third Isof fe Grand Opera house Harry Al- p rI metimes finds it necessary to work " ughne to keep abreast of the work la me buitldig. On the fifth floor of the R mei ng Anton Nelles (lie of straw th tune) is often forced to turn away o orsk It tile office of M. Witmark & N Ir o Frey runs his fingers through M h of and complains of a superabund- ja , Br lbor'. And connected with the ti a n Company, 67 Clark street. u1 s Sawyer, who is a fiend for a I forced to write tie lead with M ndand the arrangement with the I oaer to make good his promises. a *atio P * T dlanl eabody (and he's proud of ad), Who is acting manager in C e40nfornthe Stern Company in Miss ns anning's absence, has completed L. le0ca coed Ieitli Otis TrnPAIler as ise k 1 beamara Arthur Gillespie as di he Prdcer, entitled New Har- aresvealod numbers in New Mi''le Constable'' a tropical Darle"lg nuibetr of its kind st Pa iy Ll ad' Waiting,' ScotCh Bi NiIu is If Macralax'' Oriental CI Yeo King.' operatic cowliox St Geddes o Mv Drecass,'' teiioi r A 'The i esn'sxol i Reta,''i" F'~- Will tid :i'I THE SnOW Wflf"Dltn PITTSBURG ENJOYS AVALANCHE OF FINE VAUDEVILLE BY C. G. BOCHERT. aI ic 1 sore n ,, n , aV ke) z Albiohti Lade, corni4tit. t i sics climeds. LewvSeilly, Proprietor of the Lake Vici MeisicPublishing Coipany, chased a home at Wilmett llhe pamig u thserefor $10,000. The abstract of title ionsisting of almost foer hundredpags, towas recorded last week. It ae beoii brutugtrip todate from 1841. Stillit is clainied there is nos oney in tre pub- lisliing business, I asked Evans Lloyd the other day if le hrd any mews, Tie said there might a tjustat thatearticalart ime ever y - ting was caos. thuos struck ne is good, neluptoiniuessig himasfori'a,delinii- tion of tsex-vetrd, Inogilxeiine,,this:''"Chaos is a biginci offrizei drkis, likeict to a I n.Hw of iir i ais iren tank.' Tack Root, tie ex-pugilist, isnow run- ning tweo thiociers, oiieat Datvenport and the. otheroat Rock Island, 111. Jack was a recent vsitor in Chicago, an took away miti i tro sets on''Neat i the Old Cherry Tree, Svet arie slides, Japk says tie taieotical msiess ieis the glox'ed aroea g'aiine nunmerous differ- ent ways, Frieda P. C. Ill, Nwife of 0. L. Hall, diannatic critic of tine Chicago Journal, recogiiz d as 1 builf Cicago's famous womnein composers through tinemedirnnof The Voyagers, u 1Lsical coinard5', pro- dutled at the La SaIl, theater, fire dancor l'aiita's mus~ic aist other mnnritoriouis comnpositions, deserxestunlinited credit in .so far as she line built up, wvitin two years, a music mail order business of 50,000 names from absolutely no basis or knowledge of this particular business. Mrs. I-tall saxs her best sellers are "Keep Your Piomiise, and Keep) This Ros," ''Whe the Biand Goes Marching Oni'" "Social Spider," two-step, and "Philadelphia TVilliam," march Sue is indebted to many of our prorni- nent publishers and dealers in creating v vogue oin these nunbers, as onily the exchanging with then for their compo- sitions has imide it possible to create c cieinan in l''tain territories. The rest x-as easy. Reordirs are continually pour- ing in, and both the publishers with their new numbers and Mrs. Hall have profited through this. James' Brooklyn Military Band (B. L. James, Director) is still playing Al Fresco Paki'kPooia, 1Il. tlie banilas ne x- imig coincerts at tlnis pnoptular resort sic My 18. arnl willremaii there until Sept. 22, thne oloseof the season. 'When Victor Moore opened at the Co- loinial last Nveek in Tbne Talkc of New Yorke, tue new piece Goorge Colian has eritten for eli it -as noticeable that Th'le Yainkee Doodle Bsoy had returned xvithi a veng'ance to real musical comedy l'he new piece for loore cannot be caled i play, for it is larg'ly ausical, the press agent having at different times variously placed the number of songs at from ten to fouirteein. All tie titles to these songs sound very snucn like Cohnan. Among them are' 'IUnder Any Old Flag at All," "I Want the Whole world to Know I Love You," 'When a Girl is On the Level with a F1ellow Vhno's oii the Square,' "Follow Your itUncle Dudley and YoU Won't Go Vrong." "I Have a Longing for Long- acre Square." "I Want You," "When We Burn T-p te Boulevard," and "Mr. Burns of New Rochelle."' Published by F. A. Mills, Notes from Harry L. Newman. The Three Leightons will open their Orpheumtinm c n lt week. They will fea- ire Newman's new novelty marcd bali t After the Clouds Roll My, Jennie;'- Tinea attleship Four with 'West's Minstrels, re using "After the Clouds Roll By, Jc'n- i, ''Flirty Eyes," "Down in the Old C eighborhood," Tand :Mack to ie Moon- a nins, You are X1,ild: Mis's Bessie WXynn 1 using 'Flirty oe and "Down'in tim e Id Neghborhood Miss Booth, witlKate t anon's Tomptation, is <eati niich t emand for "Tlheie is Something- Nice bout You." and IThose Good old Happy p ays;" in the same snow, Miss Ida Rus- ell is singing "Doxwn in the Old Neigh- t orhood', Shows featuring the Newman Con- any's numbers: The New Century Girls, Flirty Eyes:" The Girls From Happr- r nd, "Flirty Eyes" and "After the Clouds u oll By. Jennie:" The Cat and the Mouse, 1e new musical extravaganza. whichi t pened early in September at Elizahbeth, t, . J., has had interpolated "Moon. Moon, oon" and "Flirty Eyes;" Tine Cracker- I cks Company, "Flirty Eyes," and in ne olio. Vardon, Wilnur & Perry are c. sing "Down in the Old Neighborinal nd "After the Clouds Roll By, Jenie , ti arjoric Hilton, with the Imperials p There is Something Nice About You" nd "Down in the Old Neighborhood;,, he Ideals, "Moon. Moon. Moon." 1 K New issues: "The Wedding of the I owboy and the Squaw." Indian-cowboy ovelty. by Olive L. Frields and Harry Newman. "Flirty Eyes" continues to F a lug seller. Harry tells me lie has c spos-d of over 70000, se Music Received, i t HT. J. WXood Co., 48 WXV. 'Fxe-eitv-oialntn h(i root, New York City.--"Shnmrock." by tli liv Devere and r awson 'Wond: "Big R ief CreeudgqrILeslie iand1 arry is one:''~ ~~~11 '~ureteEhhtst Star ofra I AXix-Dreams:- ''''N liN WaVs, T Tx'sr Borin ha1 m'"I hue,' I" Wlp'Aith ti: pl'l'TS~i'alu, Sept. 14 A week ago incercusal cf thle local theatrical cc' uniis showed the unique list as fol l'x: "Rellined Vaudeville" (at tih GraId); .Advancel VXaudcville" (at th Diuuesne); "Greater Vaudeville' (Audi torin); and "Vaudeville" (at the Hipl podroiie). Toidy the "Greater Vaude 'ilie' is missing fron the ranks, V. I Braun's new East Libserty house remain ing open but two weeks. Although wise cicres shake their hends over the clos ing and say it is the inevitabl' AM"nager Braun states positively that h 31-ieely closed down to repair the wir Ing of the entire house on account 0 the theater being struck by lightnin; (uuring a severe storin here. The per fomiiers appeared with their baggage th (lay the shut clown was announced an they promise to make trouble in collect Ing their salaries. Vith the fight between Harry Davi: and Klaw & Erlanger still hnanging fir in the courts, and the closing of tint Auditorium theater, local followers o amusements had plenty of gossip out o bIusiss hours. It is also rumored thal the business at one of the down towr houses is such that the operating firn inust soon see the folly of keeping tis theater open any longer. At one of th matinees this week there were not enough people in the entire house to fil tile boxes, and the evenings have seer the auditoriurn filled with emptiness. I is reported oi good authority that the gross receipts have not averaged $50 a day, while all the other houses are turn- lug people away, Other Theaters Make Money. There is nothing to blamue but the pol- icy of the imanagenent, for every other teater in the city is having one of the host seasons in the history of the local sli orll Tne Expositiin, vith So- sinas adruax'ingu'ard, and thucgreilt 1os- ick aiminal display is cialing hi r tbinun oxePr, hot is inot maeing tine slight- est inpression oin the attendance at oth- elr places, LEna PaF 1islucidingitsown, the othuers being s-hosed for the season, At the Nixon Eddie Foy h delighting thnrtiucs Nih Tine Orcid. The irrehires- shale Eddie is a Pittshurger byhbirthnand has been a prime favorite here ever silice David Henderson gave him such splenudid opportunities in the big extrav- agaizas for whichi he gained fame. The Orced is a, splendid vehicle and a mag- iifictent production, Local playgoers aro getting their first glimnpse of Since Nellie Went Axway at the Bijou., It is an Owen Davis piece, wiii all the Davis marks of handicraft, nud seems to be just the material lovers of the nnelodrame crave. Harry Clay Blancy is at his brother's theater in the Uptown Blaney Theater, giving his char- icteristic impersonation of The Boy De- ective. The splendid Bonita is creating 11ite a stir at the Alvin in TVineWoman ad Song, a reconstructed burlesque, and t is to see why the production held out or 30 nights in New York. It is brim- III of good thuings, Some Excellent Shows. The TWorld Beaters at the Gayety and lie Bowvery Buiricsqelrs at the Academy reboth exellent in their lines ,and both have exceptionally strong arrays of tal- nt for the olios. Vaudeville at the rand, the Duquesne and the Hippodrome re playing to capacity, and this is the ost indication. at least in the instances f the Grand and the Hippodrome that he people are still as fond as ever of hisformofentertainment. ManagerIra LaMotte announces the opening of a rotentious Japanese Village in connec- ion Nith the Hippodrome. It should rove popular. Moving pictures houses all over the ity are reopening in greater numbers hun ever and the film offices are doing ecord business. Most of the managers ave found that they can nearly double heir bushiness by changing the pictures wo nd three times weekly and a ma- riey of them are following that policy. do not know howthe moving picture abit has taken hold in other cities, ti it is a fact that here on the street ars and in public places one can hear hem discussed as extensively as the lays and musical comedies of the day. White Opera House at McKeesport. an utlyiing town, has been turned into a nudevillc house, and is playing the Ilaw & Erlanger attractions of this class. Good Vaudeville Seen. Grand-Julius Steger & Co., in The ifth Commandment. oue of the rnost inspiete and most artiste Pieces pre- nitec in audeville, and all tie players lanim'nhhe- suitetd for their parts; a piece ian compels tears, bui not in tine least 'iced. Bunr X. McIntosh, alecture that )s culen intorest despite auny prejri- ce. Rogers & Deely & Co., in Lasky's obinson Cruso Isle, popular because it gmill and meitoriouls from a scenic id stage Nie-point. Thuc Great I-Is- Innl.nuu 'net hinat is, miixstifvNg1- auild fall- ;Mi h'Ii-''~ tii mil uOff, lIII, COL. JAMES B. CAMP. ed the late Daniel Quilp to erect the Auditoium in 1889, Col. Camp was the manager, in fact he wxas the only aa- ager the historic building ever had. Duinig tie life of tie Auditorium the greatest attractions and stars of the world appeared here. Col. Camp en- tered the ranks of the amusement field when hue was fifteen years old, as usher, in Macauley's theater. From tie time he entered the employ of the late Bar- ney Macauloy, he was ambitious to do 1 ig things. As an evidence of his value, lee was in Mr. Macauley's employ for eleven years. In 1885 he became general manager for Daniel Quilp and was asso- ciated with him until his death four years ago. Col. Camp was for three years lessee and manager of the Grand Opera House of Louisville. Everything ie has managed in the amusement line has been a success, as it is a well known fact that he has not one financial failure to his credit. He never emibarked in an enterprise unless 1e fully weighed every point as to the possible results. Col. Camp has not only been a director, but he was an actor ad stage manager for four years of his ce- reer with Barney Macauley. He has th distinction of creatiag the first traip part on the American stage. As a public spirited citizen, he stands as one of the first in Louisville. No big affair is started in his city that he is not one of tie first citizens to be drafted for the work. As aIn evideace of Isis popu- larity, the citizens of Loui1ville elected hum by tine largest ma 'jority of any can- didate en the Democratic ticket to the osition of city trea suer, N 1ich pos- tion linc hesT for eight years, iii connec- tion with the management of the Audi- torium s Ie is a Mason of high degree, beinga. Knights Temnplar, Ilad degree Masoa, "'Shrmine," B. P. 0, E~lks, ''Rei-inaun' i'i ighits ouf iPx'hiiiis lloix'l -\us': mm Ar audionce is "n' most of tile time, and COn1-1 lienti f Ias a good laugh. Ott 13rothers, nearly as good as Weber and Fields in their piie. Lew Iloom, one ofictlehobestltramups maoups~ Iaveei 1 iere in a lorng time nd plenty ofare comedy. RovaI Mu n1al Five, they make histrmillents sroxevervlin but toIk. Yaiiinimoto Bros. Japanese aciililists, giing a splendid display of balancing power. Dora Ronca, as good, if not bot- ter, as when she was a star with tihe Zingari troupe. The teolots, a hilarious ao1 rldclever juggling turn. Edwvaid Gray, he does not have to makeup to make the audience laugh. The Kilnos, songs and dances in a way that makes one forget it is a song and dance act. COLONEL JAMES B. CAMP. Popular Amusement Manager of Louis- ville, Ky., Who Has Notable Career. (By J. S. Shalilcross.) There are few men in Louisville, Ky , letter known than Col Jaies B. Camp. For thirty ,ears he has been more or less interested in Ilie ause- ment affairs in the "Falls Cit.' To i naie helongs tie credit of bring- il- tpie higget and greatest amusement enterprises that as ever bec'n seen in Louisville. It was his idea that prompt- I