Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 18, 1908)
Roche, John Pierre
Pithy pertinent paragraphs, p. 
THIRTY-TWO PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS Volume II-No. 17 CHICAGO April 18, 1908 PITHY PERSONAL T FIE part htln, plays in the disovevr of tali(.(lIis sotnnetintes tj- " fat.'' Fr,l E. ttNvNs, whose clen rPencil sketcoe of soubrettes and 'bum" actors have become known from one end of the United States to the other through the me- dium of Puck and other tonsorial parlor weeklirs, was contennt until a few years ago to draw his strikingly original pictures in letters to intinate friends. The timid display of one of these drawings to a news- paper man resulted in Lewis sending sev- eral sktches to eastern Iublications forth- ti th. Since then Puck has used his entire output. In similar fashion John Edardi Hazzard, authtor of Ain't It Awful. Mtabel, wrote tie Itwelve v rses comprising that popular ballad and then loaned them to i young oman to copy in se scrap-book, neglec ti nge copyrightt precautions. As a re- snn It, Mr. Htazzard has gained nothing but evanescent fame from the chorus-lady la- ment, which concludes with the appended sorroNful stanzas: The way folks talk about us, too, For the smallest things we do: Nuff to make a girl feel bite. Ain't it awful, Mabel? My Gawd, is that the overture? I'll never be on time, I'm sure! The things us actresses endure- Ain't it awful, Mabel? Billie Burke's first stage appearance was as a singer of coon songs in the London music 'alll: May Vokes has refused to pay her phnotographer because he enhanced her beaute to unrecognizable proportions; Bes- ste McCoy's favorite drink is strawberry ice-cream soda water, and Frances Starr talks, eat s and walks like a regular hope- to-die Spaniar<. Worley Birch, juvenile and Belle Gafney, character wonan, of thte Patrons stock company at the College theater, Chicago, will withdraw from that organization next wek. There will be nlo other chnanges in the cast. The seesseionl of Birch is caune- for regret as his performances during tien seaso navse been the best acting scent i the College. IlI as enhancentI tie value nI Iig ramts and cnNused 'bits to loomr th large.) Walt McDougall, tine (ian of cartoon- f" nltde Mis vaudeville debut at Keith's, Philadlphniia. last week. In addition to itis artistic ability Mr. McDougall has wittet several novels and a number of sort stoh- es.t Aulng his aciifenoients in nat Saoglrating nmon Ne n York artists tin custoMn If -ating three meats per day, in vedtinge-dr safety nazor despite tile rtron sPPoritisn of the Anti-Cruelty Society, annd dlesignning thte decorations for Bishnop Ptn let's sdart-liyed booze emporiunt com pni frot Wlt Makee iafor ds us tbat tie am PiSe a ndfter Mr. McDougall's ioitnt al pearyne` droned out a song riter in tin next Ibunidingnetting for his royalttes. Song Of Als Nations Item, Kle cast oI The Jon Frotn aIoni, 'the great mercan chene -ntron '' inape luaa es t ee Mmer.oAnhr hve tritisere octn Australian, ta Gen - mns' one Engliseh-Irietlnman, twvo Italtna, aong the princihlys, and fine of tin ountring en prtmior roles. Ietrenpow George Kilthery noeurenE Are ee to nno isminat a cast predon inlainagl foreign s molt ofabe of producing ann American play? " One day sae' two new resident compan stare cerentted il Chicago, last wveek. Tin.', iIaes oef James Durin leading man at tine College theater. asL'nrded latbert Enn- or th 'ocnna, a big annnntic ris hean ,ith a ioidertul Pair of lungs, opportunity to play Marcus Superbis in Quo adisa while the lose of Adelaide Keima's voice gave John Arthur, a young Chicatgoan, a chance to appeanr as H amlet . Mt. Arthur as letter-perfect in the roe. f aeinng por- trayed the melancholy Dane vitc l a barn- stormi ng repertoire company. It is ttowl ru mor-ni thtat Robnert Emmet O'Connor Wli be tite leading man of the Marlowve stock company next season. Lillian Lawrence, a stock actress of u-ide experience, made her first appearance wyith the Busht Temple players last nveek, suc- ceeding Adelaide Keon as leading nwoman. She teas seen as Anna Karenina in Otis Celburnl'e play, A Pathl of Thorns. Alargaret Mayo, author of Potty of the Circuis, is at Present busily engaged novel- izing tlnat play for the Dillinghanm press. Polly at the Circus has proven a bigger financilal success than any of Miss Mayo's previous weritings, not excepting The that- riag5 Of William Ashe. At one tinme Ityiss Bays, then knownn as ILillian Slateon, played for tine vecal practice and exercises of the high school students at.Portland, Ore., and on one dull Friday afternoon created a prefound sensation by her feeling recita- tionl of Whittier's In the School Days. PARAGRAPHS BY JOHN PIERRE ROCHE Colorado-maduro Item. 'W'ilbur Mack, am- the Watrbury, Conn., American, was re- pearing in vaudenille in his one-act mousi- cently chastised by a young wonman mnenber cat fare', The Bachelor and the Mtaid, of Frnnets Wilson's company; San H1er- writes t, inform us thnt I' Ins rn, In 1 narn tIhinkts t.n c-in ian's J.ob is ti. hard- . (.IClRlSTIlE MACDONALD)* (n, nf the handsomest menmbers nf Miss Hok of Holland company, now at the Criterion theater, New York, is Christie MacDonald. Pictured above in her characterization of Sally Hook. Miss MacDonald is not only Pretty and vivacious. but she is an actress of intelligence and discernnent whose career is one of unusual promnise. that seventh heaven of Thespian bliss- having a cigar named after him. He neg- lected both to state the pnrie of the N-eed or to send samples. 'William A. Dillon, otherwise known as "Bill," note appearing in vaud-ville at P'rcy Williams' theaters, is truly i versa- tile genius. He can play any role from "leads" to the piano, is writing a comic opera, has weritten a nunnbe'r of poplnuar songs, and is interested in a theater nt Curtanin sN. s . It is rumored that tr. Dillon ei snld is simare tnments ler- tering in tne morning. are Het ev . Fift -sevent Ways of BecoBing Fanous is tin tennatevpe title of his talk. Cecilia L~oftus, wvho created a furone at te- f ajrst theater. Chicag. last nveet. ne-itn tier just famous imitatpr o Inas tnr- chased a farm of six acres at Bedford. Mlass., near the estates of Blanche Bales and Rtincnard HardIing Davis. Miss Loftus contemplates spending the coming sunnmer a-farming. Henry B, Harris has produced twventy or- iginal plays during his career as a theatri- cal manager: Roland F. Andrews, editor of est one on the stage, and even John Barry- tion's bare feet failed to save Toddles, an English importation. Disc'retion Iitem. The startling electrical baliet effect, employed by Ned Wneayhurn to prove that the show girls of the Honey- n-oon Trail company are not cripples, is onitted at the matinee performances. Literary Announcement. Louise Drew, at present appearin in stppert of Ethel Bar- rysnore in Her Sister, is nritng a rIook ahnntnt her* dear, papa, John Drew. The pro- edines so far are shnroutded in dep ttvs- tee'. inut the botoki is to be amid'y illustratedl evittn sketchnes and pictures in chnaracter of tine stanr of Mhy Wife. Says Tine Merry Maiden: ''My dear,. it's jest as Millie soz: Sarony and a good press agent kin make a stage beautv out of anny- bont. It's the merry villager than's got 1er work rut out to make 'em say' 'Ge. pipe the peach!' Virginia Tracy, daughter of Helen Tracy. Nio plays grande danes, is an unusually clever girl. She has a story in the April issue of Lippincott's, They Also Serve. de- picting stage life with a certain fidelity. Airnold Daly's presentation of throe tab- I ii plave at the Studebaker theater, Chi- ,aigo, recently provokedI morI' critical coml- monllt than a new Ibsen or Shakespearean production. The Flag Station, the author- ship of which is claimed by both Charles Kenyon and Eugene Walter, was attributed on the Daly program to the author of Paid In Full and The Wolf. Once you have .shown" Broadway the number of kow- towters becomes legion. Paul Burns, now starring in Deadwood Dick's Last Shot once doubled effectively as Uncle Tom and Little Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin. During the death scene he delivered the child's remarks in the best falsetto he could manage and then to mb- led the replies in deepest bass. It was a onst affecting scene. There was $7 and not ;, dtry eye in the house when he finished Iiis due t. Says the Merry Maiden: "I've got agreat thought fer a musical hurrah to be labeled Girls. Girls, Girls-nothing but music cues and intermissions." Musical Announcements. Marie Dorn has composed a inew song for the use of lattie Williams in Fluffy Ruffles. Elsie Janis is the composer and lyric writer of The Tell- tale Moon, and Channing Pollock's name ppears on the title page of The Land of t1 Heart's Desire, a recent Haviland pub- lotion. William Vaughan MIoody on The Great Divide: "I was in Arizona when the idea cane to me. I came home and wrote the Play. I never dreamed that I was writing the one thing that would bring me recog- nition. I wrote it as I did other things- for my own happiness." Elsie Ferguson. 'Wilton Lackaye's leading woman in The Bondman, once appeared in the small role of a maid in Louis Mann's unsuccessful production of The Second Fid- dle. vichard Cane was in his dressing room at tho Illinnois theater on the opening'night r thary's au s. It mpas at tie enn of the mneond act and Mrs. Carlte cl e dack to oonapiment wim on inae success of the 'Everything's fine." saitd Mrs. Canle, "but I don't think yonr impersonation of a hen- Pocked husbnand is as convincing as it might be.'' "Ali, Mrs. Carte." replied the comedian looking ahout with pardonable caution to son whether the faithful recorder of his an mots was present, "that's because I nn-ver had any rehearsals for the part at Says The 3erry JMaiden: 'It takes nine tailors to make at Jon Drew play, and it's j-st natural for Arnold Daly-an-me to talk a,,ut ourselves." six-hest-seller Item. The Call of the \ild by London and The Call of the Blood 1, H-ichens are Jefferson De Angelis' favo- ite novels. Iew Fields on revamping a musical show: b never could, and cannot now, understand in ,nn a show can be 'whipped into shape.' li-t eatt you make a wooden horse go. \'oet can beat it until your arms seine. but tine wood won't stir. The same applies to a slnw Eithera show is good or it is bad. If it is a good show, that settles it-and if it is had then that settles it, too, but in the other direction." Guy Bates Post, Jane Peyton (Mrs. Post) and Helen Ware will portray the lead- ing roles in Paid In Full during the en- gagenent of the second company at the Grand opera house, Chicago. Beryl Hope, leading woman at the Col- lege theater, Chicago, is contemplating en- larging William Gillette's sketch, ThefRed Owl, into a four-act play. Miss Hope was seen in the sketch at the Majestic theater, Chicago, last winter. Nellie Revell, "the monologue girl from the west," says that she is the only person in the vaudeville profession who everopened a show or wasn't featured over Vesta Vic- toria at the Ahambra, London-to hear them tell it. With the dog stars. Lillian Russell Is devoted to her small pet dog, Olive Wynd- ham has a fluffy white ttapian poodle, and Beryl Hope a Maltese canine. Says The Merry Maiden: "Lots of cft. edians are playin' tragedy only they ain hop to it." One of CGoodale's Goodies. At the end of the first act the man leaped hurriedly to his feet. "t, heard an alarm of fire," he said. "I must go and see where it is." His wife made way for him to pass out. "It wasn't fire," he said on his return. "Nor water, either," said his wife coldly. S"si. Cn THE SHOTIfft TOLD THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AMUSEMENT WEEKLY Published at 87 South CliarkStreet , Chicago, by THE SHOWIIllORLDPublishing Co. Entered as Second -Class Matter VWA RENA.PA TR/c/r, 6EERAL /DRECTOR atthe Post -Office at Cha6,1inois, June 25,1907 under the Act of Congress of March3,1879.