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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 10, 1909)

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Volume V-No. 3
QUEEN OF MOULIN ROUGE
COMING TO      OLYMPIC.
Play Will Be Cleansed Before Being
Offered to the Discriminating
Chicago Public.
The Olympic will reopen August
29 with "The Queen of the Moulin
Rouge" and wvill play Klaw & Er-
ager musical attractions the coining
season.
Itispresumed that "The Queen"
wvillhbe cleansed before it is off ered
in Chicago, for it will be recalled that
the play has frequently been men-
tioned in an uncomplimentary way.
Rennold Wolf allays the fears when
lie says:
"When this widely discussed attrac-
tion reaches Chicago the local public
wvill learn that, after all, the piece is
erelya lively msical play, utterly
devoid of the salaciotisness which
numerous misguided individuals at-
tributed to it.
"Thomas W. Ryley, the manager of
theattraction, returned only a few
days ago from Europe, where hie
gathered in a host of novelties which
are to be introduced in next season's
production.  In  fact, when   'The
Queen of the Moulin Rouge' takes to
the 'road,' the production will in
iany ways be one of the most pre-
tentious on tour, and, inasmuch as
runs are the usual order of things for
iusical plays in Chicago, it wouldn't
be in the least surprising if Mr. Ry-
ley's attraction should not be obliged
to look further for a booking until
the fall of 1910."
FRAZEE TO PRODUCE
"THE RULING POWER."
Will Irivade the Dramatic Field in
Addition toContinuing His Musi-
cal Comedy Successes.
I.H. Frazee will invade the dra-
untic field in addition to handling his
musical comedy successes and wil
produice "T1he Ruling Power,'' a
dramabyII. R. Dtrant, in some of
the first class houses  of  Chicago
'hortly'.
He will send out two "The Girl
Question." two "The Time, Place and
Girl," one "A Knight for a Day," one
"The Girl at the Helm" with Billy
Clifford, and another musical show as
Net unnamed.
Tanmes J. Corbett, who is under
Frazee's management, opens in Dub-
lin next Monday night in vaudeville.
According to present plans he will
joi0 "The Girl Question" about Janu-
ary.
The new Cort theater, with whom
Frazee's name is associated, will open
abott Nov. 1. The title of the first
offringx ill be "The Kissing Girl."
HERMAN LIEB ENGAGED
FOR "THE BLUE MOUSE."
Herman Lieb has been engaged for
Te Blue Mouse" and will have the
r'1 of the secretary, now played at
the Garrick  theater. Chicago, by
dharles Wyvngate who will take a
rest.
CHICAGO
MURDOCK ENTERS
EXCHANGEFIELD
International Projecting and Producing
Company to Establish Distributing
Branches in Big Cities
Late Vednesday night J. J. Mur-
(lock, head of the International Pro-
-....ml Paulucin0 Company, an-
nounced that
his company
would estab-
lish film ex-
changes  in
all the large
cities of the
UnsedStats
and Canada.
T Th is a n _
nounc ment
camile  as a
bomb - shell
to the mov-
ing  picture
field, particu-
larly to those
exc langes
calling them-
selves "inde-
dependent" and who believed that
they were "safe" from any possible
move that Murdock   might make.
Many of these exchanges, it is be-
lieved, have been trading upon the
International name and have been
palming off duped and old films to the
clients of the International company.
Murdock claims that he was prac-
tically forced to this issue-which
will undoubtedly revolutionize  the
'independent" film movement-by rea-
son of treachery upon the part of
certain exchanges. He gave the fol-
lowing interview to the Show World:
"The International Projecting and
Producing Company found its incep-
tion in the fact that moving picture
exhibitors were being treated to an
unwarranted and unprofitable abuse
by the film trust. They had been
forced into a corner from whichthere
appeared to be no reasonable escape.
They were asked to pay a royalty of
two dollars a week upon a projecting
machine, which they  had  already
bought and paid for in cash and for
which they held a receipt. The trust
explained this imposition by the argu-
ment that the two-dollar a week tax
was meant for the welfare of the
trade, but the thinking exhibitor saw
in this an added drain upon his profits.
(Continued on page 13.)
STOCK COMPANIES TO
FORM A COMBINATION
Organizations at Davidson and Shubert Theaters at Milwau-
kee have Solved Riddle Regarding Future
For a time there was a good deal
of speculation rife regarding the
amusement to be provided in Mil-
waukee during the summer and from
present indications it would appear
that only one theater in that city will
be in operation next week.
The Sherman Brown company at
the Davidson is said to be $6,000 to
the bad, and Arthur P. Friend's com-
pany at the Shubert is said to be
$11,000 out. Under these conditions
the managers thought it was time to
do something, and after a few days
of excitement they got together and
organized a new company which will
open at the Davidson next week, and
which includes members of both the
organizations, who were willing to
cut salaries in proportion to the busi-
ness, if rumor is right.
For a time it looked like the com-
pany at the Davidson would be dis-
banded altogether. Report has it that
the two weeks' notice was posted.
Hugo B. Koch was engaged for
leading man of the newly organized
company.   He was formerly with
Ollie Eaton's company at the Alham-
bra and is playing in "The House of
a Thousand Candles" this week, the
same role he is contracted to play
during the winter season, under the
management of the W. T. Gaskill
Amusement Company.
Barry O'Neil, stage director at the
Davidson, will continue to serve in
that capacity, and others whom Man-
ager Brown has selected from his
present forces to remain are Robert
McWade, Jr., Arthur Buchanan, Guy
Coombs, William Mack, Jack Austin,
Jane Gordon, Nellie Walters and
Anna Brannaugh.
The Shubert's contribution to the
new company, in addition to Miss
Hartz, includes Thomas Emory, E.
W.   Morrison, Wilson    Reynolds,
Claude Norrie, Gwendolyn Piers and
Anita Van Buren. From these com-
bined forces the cast of "Salomy
(Continued on page 7.)
July 10 1909
HOLIDAY BUSINESS
DISAPPOINTS PARKS.
Theaters and Motion Picture Places
Prosper, but Attractions at Re-
sorts Fail toGet BigMoney.
The business on July 3, 4 and 5 was
a great disappointment to park men
who have held on to attractions with
the vain hope that the holiday busi-
'less would give them a lift..-As are-
,ult a number of attractions have
closeddown  among them "A Trip to
Niagara" which was at Riverview.
While the theaters and motion pic-
ture places had big business on Satur-
day, Sunday and Monday the narks
did not have the crowds which were
expected. The Sans Souci theater got
more than its share of the money,
playing to capacity twice, and a few
other attractions were fortunate.
It was a great disanoointmrent to
those concessionaires aho had  ed
on day after day, looking forward to
a big Fourth.
STANLEY LEWIS ILL;
HAS CANCELLED DATES.
Clever Cartoonist Laid Up at Detroit
for a Time; Was Able to Leave
Tuesday for Home.
DETROIT, Mich., July 7-Captain
Stanley Lewis, cartoonist and vaude-
ville actor, has been laidtip here for
several days, beiie on the sick list.
He was able to leave yesterday for
his home in Olean, N. Y., where he
will rest six or eight weeks.
Captain Lewis is a tireless worker
and has been on the go for months
until he is completely worn out.
HENRY SYLO QUITS
THE BARNUM CIRCUS.
enry Sylo has quit the Barnuim&
B"ailey circus. He was a clown with
theshowlastyear and for 14weeks
this year.  He was replaced as a
ce,medy policeman by Dick Ford and
given to understand last week that he
was needed no longer. He did not
want to quit and attempted to work
M1onday but was stopped. He will
go to New York and go into bur-
lesque.
EVA TANGUAY BACK
IN MUSICAL COMEDY.
Eva Tanguay, formerly star of
"The Sambo Girl" and other dollar
musical companies, has been engaged
for "The Follies of 1909." now at the
reof garden of the New York theater.
IRVING CIRCUIT FAILS
TO TAKE UP THE OPTION.
WALLACE, Idaho, July 7.-The
option on the Masonic Theater, held
by the Irving Circuit Company, has
not yet been taken up.
Film Duty Is Raised.
WASIINGTON, D. C., July 7.-
An adoption of an amendment to the
tariff bill has been secured by Senator
Lorimer. The duty on imported films
will now be a cent and a half per
lineal foot instead of twenty-five per
cent ad valorem.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AMUSEMENT WEEKLY
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