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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(May 1, 1909)

Alaskan provides feature of benefit,   p. 5


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THE SHOW WORLD
-IDEAL" VARIETY BILL
SELECTED      BY   CRITIC.
Clarence J.Bulleit, of Indianapolis
Star, Selects Eight Best Acts of
the Past Season at
Grand.
Clarence J. BIleit, of the Indiallapo0-
Star, has dccided to his owIl satis-
a ction hliici eight acts offered at the
raid in that city during tile seasoll
l1st drawixg to a close would make the
i-star vatieville bill if a show were
lected as baeball players are.
No two Ibittal patrons of vaudeville
oqld select tie saile eight acts. but al-
oetcst er   w will agree that Mr. Bul-
,it 11as 1arrang,(oed al bill which would ble
leliglt. After a careful survey of the
rograis of the season he names this
-lmot
Eight Palace Girls, daicers: Katie
B, comedieiinnc  the Tom   Davies
Triot of aerial motorcyclists, thrillers,
le    coe(ldiall: Fred Singer, ill  he
Violitt Maker of Cremona, musician
LEtvin Hilit and company in The May-
r and the Manicure, dramatic sketch;
flite. Rez and her horses, animal act,
and Grigolatti's aerial ballet, the spec-
a:ctlar wiiitdup of the bill.
Of the acts selected, the Palace Girls
r cliose as the headliner. Their only
mials at Indianapolis this season were
he Four Fords and the Six American
[huicers, according to elr. Bulleit. Katie
BarryKathrvn Rowe Palier and Ma-
l elite might dispute supremacy as a
comledienine in the estimation of mrany
ittiltideile lovies.  The Tom  Davies
'rio ht(Iloi, i-a as a thriller, though
IlirtiMillini ritther tight wire  alk-
ng, might dispute supremacy with it as
a circus act. Slivers is in a class by
1imiself. Fred Singer's most formida-
le tsical ri als are The Quartet and
iniiaro  I lt.Ilhe  bloosing  t  1  rep-
rueitattiI  sketch resolves  itself  al-
most into the matter of a toss of a
illny, Th- ttperator, Tihe Wrong Man
iidelie La-t  Performante  irotliilg.
-holo to the heels of Mr. Holt's
Gieorge Ade  sketch.  Mille. Reizs
lhorses are comparatively safe among
haltooisa ti l(  1atgs.  De Dio inl her
hiqtcs andttiie Phltitstic  Phaintomsl
lilt equal Grigolatti's ballet as tpec
tacuilar at.
WM. MORRIS TOBOOK
BIJOU IN MINNEAPOLIS.
Iteoal lltiltr pirice hlouse, 'Tle
hjoit, oicI by Litt and Dingwall, wiii
Ihe rtui as a continitiuouts vaudeville and
itiivilig picturie 11onse for til( stiiller
easti lcgiiliiigIav2. Will. sorrif
till book the ilvadeville acts. This will
ie Morris tvo houses here, the Miles
orti Iligil-lriceti acts anld * the  Bijout,
ivliclihill  tIll oilttie  oldttile  co utiilit-
its plan fromn noon till It p. i., at 10
clis adiltu.suol.
Manager Tn. L. Hays annouice.s that
Iving to the statnid of the Motion Pat-
-ts Collhtany agaillst furnishing filins
t theaters contverted to moving pI-
tures for the suimmer, that his service
itille supplied by the Independents. It
is definitelY announced that the cliange
:vaidet-ille is only for the suimmer,
Is the boakigs of popular price at-
rara tiots ar-  tiltt completed for next
I-o'itll--I3.NRNLS.
JAKE WELLS MAY BUILD
AT JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Jacksoiville. Fla., April 26.
Ilere i  a rIIOr that Jake Wells.it
heatrical imagnat', is planning to erect
tt opera hoise here, and it is said that
I is to be one of the finest ill the South.
0 ole call te found that can  credit
tl t "I  ip   ltatrn e  ofra  l i ti  ill  c n
hi tle  ice-  of  purchasillg  a  site.- -
Sun Circuit Addition.
Viincennes, Inid., April 27.
Ciey0ampbell, mianager of   the
Rdlill theater here, states that hie
openi that houllse with vaudeville
. May 10 anld that the bookings
nilbe ade through the( Gus Stinl
ALASKAN PROVIDES
FEATURE OF BENEFIT
Performance Given for Charity Fund of Elks Very Enjoyable-Many
Capable Entertainers Volunteer
'Illhe  thirty-second  annual benct
tor tihe  Charity Iiultd  of  thiciago
Lodge No. 4. B. P. O. E., was held at
the Garrick theater last Friday after-
Inoon and netted a   nice  sum for a
-Orthy calse, besides providing Ii
excellent  afternoon's  entertallnment
tor those hlio purchased tickets.
Loney 1laskell "opelled" tile show
and frequently referred to his place
oil the bill inl hi- l remarks. 1lt iade
good ill spite of   tile  ilterruptions
anld hadI people laughJing at hliml anld
'tith him before tl cy had foiund their
seats.  Aliss-  C tarne PLrtello, late of
Powell &     Colan's Yankee Doodle
Hoy, followed with three numbers and
they wvere  delightfully rendered aiid
loudly app'lautided.  Dave  Rose theii
gave his Italian iipersonations anti
\vas  followed   by   John   "Chiniee
]-each who touched oil topics of the
lay through the lvediii of a poeil
and   by givintg al Italianils views of
Roosevelt.
Ilenry  Wioodruff aiid    the  iale
chorus from   The Prince of Tonight
followed vith a inimber but did iot
inake very imuch of    ail impression.
Tom Waters, who caile next, 11on1o-
loguited with success, played the pialio
to the joy of the ailience and theit
-sol]g-ald-dalceed  to the extremlle de-
light of all present.  li   has a re-
markable way of making good.
.Tee Kobnlar told a few stories andI
itated David (IWarfield il lihe M1usic
Alaster.  h was billed as  -'hicag's
Own     Favorite.'  Ilariet  Stantoi
aong a coiple of solos ill a street
(1rCss aind was well received is sle
deserved to be. Jimmy Callahanl fol-
lowed with a few     niew  stories, bit
the  illainl pointi of the monologue iet
gave whenl at thle Whitney. 1ie gets
better is ie gvt, act'iomtviiietl  to ap-
pearing before al   audience. Ilint
lergere, wxith the tirst cast of The
Boy and the Girl. sang two solos
which were beautifully rendered.
Alaskan a Big Hit.
It remained for The Alaskani com-
pany to provide tile headline feature.
Lora IiCh alld tile Male imembers of
the choruis appeared ill costume ill
the number Mother Did, and took
half a dozein encores. Forrest Iluff
and tile feiale members of the chortis
gave The Face of the Girl I Love.
dwiiin Alartindel, that woIderful bass
singer who is the talk of everyone
who sees The Alaskan, sang For I
Dream   of You with Lora Lieb ill
the chair which should have been oc-
cupied by Arline Boling. Richard F'.
Carroll and the girls then gave Ili,
Ili, Ii and took round after rotind of
applause.
Gus Weinberg    showed    his face
long enotigh to  change the cards,
which ilicated the   act being pre-
sented. This job belonged to Toby
Lyoiis dhiring the carly stages of the
performanlce  ilt Lyons ran out of
poetic efftisions before the prograim
was concltuled.
Hiarry Ncwantu  sang oie of his
sogs wiIth the assistance of  two
professiolal singers and all the ama-
tcur stiigers ill the  audience. The
lmtllluner xvas entljoyable.  Olive Vail
caei  oi ill street clothes and sang
IHI oneyiooi  without orchestra  ac-
comlpalinienlt,
INarie Dressler's uile was printed
on the program, but she wlas iiable
to appealr. Cliff Gordoii was willing
to appear but ie wvas late and the
mllanlalemlen t decided nlot to keep the
EDNAAUGHGREETED
WITH "GET THE HOOK."
Appears With Amateurseat Alhambra
Theater in Milwaukee, and is
Given a Lemon Shower.
Milwaukee, Wi., April 26.
"Get the Ilook" w-as the cry which
greeted Edna Aug at the Alhambra
theater last Friday night and, while
the audience did not iuiite with the
gallery urchin ini voicing the demand,
the favorite comedienne was given a
leion  shower before leaving   the
tage.
Miss Augi was appearig at the Ma-
jestic and as the amriatetur nights at
the Alhambra are iluch discussed she
expressed a desire to atteud. Later
she took a notion to enter the con-
test. She was permitted  to do so.
ilogo Koch, leading mail of the Val
Dyke and Eaton company. announced
her as Ida Clare. Miss Aug capered
oil the stage with a blonde iwig, ab-
breviated skirts and a low cut bodice.
She sang. "Get the hook" shouted a
voice from the gallery. Half a dozen
lemons shot over the footlights aiid
Miss Aug smiled with delight. She
concluded her   song, skipped grace-
fully to the footlights ail ini stage
pariance "took six bows," although
more than half the audience who had
not yet seen through the joke, vcre
clamoring  insistently for the hook.
Then she hastened off the stage and
into a wtaiting cab.
"I haveln't had  so  liich flln for
years," she declared.
UNITED BOOKING OFFICE
MOVED TO TIMES SQUARE.
New York, April 26.
Martin Beck's executive offices and
the New York headquarters of the Or-
pheuml circuit of theaters moved last
week fron the St. Jaiies btilding to
the New   Longacre building. Times
Square.  The entire top floor of this
building has been leased for a long terim
of years by the Allied Vaudeville Inter-
ests of Aimlerica and the United Book-
ing Offices, representing B. F. Keith,
F. F. Proctor, Perey G. Williams. S_
.Poli ailt te other important Eastern
vauevxille illalers.
The Eastern imaiagers and the United
looking Offices will occupy the down-
towit section elf tile builtinig, wh-iile 'Ie
enitire nocrthlyx suite xwiii be'take- it)
lbx -Martin Beck, antihis lieutnillts.
CAPT. STANLEY LEWIS
AT BOOSTING GAME.
Dubuque, Towa, April  21.
Catl ain Stailet-is ilaje more
than good last xxeek att tile Bijonl the-
ater. Besides doing two acts at each
terforiance tile captain wrote from two
to four coltimnis of press natter daily
for the two local papers aiid some of
the stories were regarded as gems of
literature by the editors. Manager Ro-
sential handed the captain and his wife
a handsome cash pirse above his sal-
ary for tile extra timc spent in ioost-
ing the business, which vas a turn-
away v11 the week. Cedar Rapids, Iowia,
and Danville. Ill.. managers wxere also
eood to the U. S. A. man when he ap-
pearedl at those towns.-VIERA.
Wells After Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., April 26.
Jake Wells came here from Atlanta,
Ga., to look around for a site for a
vaudeville house. Mr. Wells was a vis-
itor of Mayor John Skain andI they
were very busy all day looking arouillni.
Mr. Wells has options of two or three
good ultcings. Ie has for some time
tried to get ill Lexiigton-CANDI-
Change of Policy.
Marshall. Texas, April 26.
The Empire theater has been remod-
eled and extensive improvements have
heen  made.   The   iame I has been
changed to The Grand,-Shivers and
Bell, owners and managers, and it will
play vaudeville and stock companies
dluring the slummer.-NAY.
Wonderland park ill Boston opens
on May 29.
May 1, 1909.
5
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