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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)

Presidency of F.S.A. resigned by Swanson,   p. 21


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THE SHOW WORLD
PRESIDENCY OF F. S. A.
RESIGNED BY SWANSON
Says that Rumors have Reached Him that None but Licensed
Exchanges are Desirable
Win. H. Swanson has sent the fol-
lowing letter of resignation to the
Film Service Association:
"Chicago, July 13, 1909.
"Mr.Herbert Miles,
Secretary Film Service Association,
Young's Hotel
Atlantic City, N. J.
"Dear Sir: Rumors have reached
me the past few weeks that any but
licensees of the Motion Picture Pat-
ents Company would not be consid-
ered desirable as members of the Film
Service Association. I presume this
has emanated from the officers of the
Motion Picture Patents Company,
and, having no desire whatever to be
associated with or considered a mem-
ber of any organization domineered
or controlled by any other force out-
side itself, this being one of the con-
tentions I had made in the first year
of the life of the Film Service Asso-
ciation when the representatives of
the Edison Company, as well as other
allied manufacturers endeavored and
did elect the slate of their own choos-
ing for officers of the Film  Service
Asosciation, I, therefore, take this
opportunity of expressing my most
sincere and deep-felt appreciation of
the honor that was conferred upon me
at the last regular meeting in being
elected president of the association,
BURLESQUE      NEWS.
The New Casino theater in Brook-
lyn, said to be the finest burlesque the-
ter in the world and costing over
$400.000, will be opened by Tom Min-
er's Bohemian Burlesquers. this par-
ticular aggregation having been se-
lected from all of the wheel shows as
best qualified to dedicate the magnifi-
cent edifice.
Tom Miner's "Follies of the Day"
opened at Atlantic City, July 12.
Sam T. Jack's show opens in Buf-
falo, August 2.
The Sisters Valmore, one of whom
has been retired from the stage for
three years, have joined hands again
and will adorn the olio with Miner's
Bohemian Girls this season.
The Miner-Marion Jardin de Paris
Girls open the season at the Colum-
bia theater in Boston, Saturday night,
August 14.
The Miner-Marion Dreamland Bur-
lesquers open in Wilkesbarre on Sat-
urday night, August 21.
The Miner American Burlesquers
open Saturday night, 'August 14 at
the Standard theater, St. Louis.
RubeWelsh andKittie Francis and
company were unable to overcome the
alluring offers held out to them by
Tom Miner for Burlesque this season,
and have signed with Sam T. Jack's
show.
Friars Play for Charity.
One hundred members of the Friars
Club, dressed in monks' gowns, gir-
dles, cowls and sandals, will takepart
in the annual Theatrical FieldDayin
aid ofthe New York Home forDesti-
tuite Crippled Children, at the Polo
Grounds, Thursday afternoon, July
29. Friar Abbot John Ruinsey will
lead the Friars in the auto procession
tothe grounds from the New Amster-
damtheater. ThelFriars willsengage
in the va rious athletic contests, and
will play baseball with a team made
of members of the Vaudeville Com-
edy Club. "Consul Peter" will give
In exhibition under the direction of
William Morris. while William Ham-
merstein will present his newly im-
ported monkey marvel. "Peter."
and also assuring every member of
the many pleasant memories of the
individuals comprising it, as well as
the body itself, which memory will
live as long as my faculties remain,
and be valued as the most memorable
in my existence.
"Therefore, it is with greater regrets
than I have the ability to convey in
mere cold type the desire on my part
to offer my resignation as president
of the Film Service Association to
take effect immediately upon receipt
of this letter.
"My most earnest wish is that you
will elect leaders among yourselves
who will have the best interest of the
organization at heart, and who will
have the courage of their convictions,
thereby encouraging and upbuilding
the business, which is sadly in need
of it from either quarter, whether
licensee or independent.
"Life itself is of short duration; its
tribulations and contentions are the
spice required to its enjoyment, and
while it would be a great pleasure to
personally meet all my old valued as-
sociates once more, I can only say in
conclusion that I wish each and every
individual long life, prosperity and
business success.
"Yours very truly,
"Win. H. Swanson."
MOVING PICTURE NOTES.
Carl Laemmle departed for Europe
July 13 on the Kronpricessin Cecile.
Mr. Laemmle will proceed direct to
Bremlin and from there to Berlin.
He will arrive in London in time to
attend the Cinematograph Exhibition.
which takes place in Crystal Palace.
London, August 18. Mr. Laemmle's
office at 111 East Fourteenth street is
now open for business, with genial
Tom   Cochrane at the helm.   Mr.
Laemmle will return to this country
about September 1.
At the Film Convention, to be held
at Atlantic City, the New York Mo-
tion Picture Company have made ar-
rangements to have their latest pro-
duction shown to the assembled film
men. This company has, within a
few months, developed so rapidly
that at the present time their work
takes rank with any moving pictures
produced anywhere in the world.
Had Good Opening.
HELENA, Ark., July .-The Air-
dome opened July 3, featuring inde-
pendent films and the latest songs.
The seating capacity is 450. Business
started off fine. F. C. Thompson is
the manager.
Wheel Project Abandoned?
MINNEAPOLIS, July 10.-As no
move has been made by the Western
Wheel people or W. W. Wittig, it is
believe that the project of building a
new burlesque house here for the
Dewey, has fallen through and the
curtain will go up at the old house
as usual early in August.
S. B. Simon and associates are pro-
ceeding rapidly with their new Gay-
ety, which will open about the first of
September.-BARNES.
SEND US YOUR ROUTE.
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publish artists' routes and invites
professionals to availthemselves
ofthisservice. Haveyourmail
addressed in our care.
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