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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 18, 1908)

Raymond, Edward
Raymond's weekly budget: professional news and comments,   p. 9


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PROFESS ONAL NEWS
AND   CO)MM-ENTrS      _--BY
IANK11E 1e   I 1Al  III',  who  has  It'n'
in the ist for seven ionths   has
grip full of press notices. Here's one
,f'ett                                  -
,rankie La Marche, the inimitable fe-
nile Buster Brewn, gave an exceedingly
lerand most realistic portrayal of that
is noted mischievous and frolicsome boy
Itaracter, which was highly appreciated,
[IId her impersonation of Chauncey Olcott
a  other singers of high repute were ex-
list. H erlittle trick dog Tige also came
a for his share of the applause, and the
Ludience was convulsed wfit laughter again
nid again by his funny waltzing and grand
no singing.   eiss La Marche and Tige
rnueitly Itoldl recepltion s on the stage for
diles and children.  She is booked solid
or next season, but has a few weeks open
n summer which is being flUed by Jake
**nad.*
Jimmy Rego writes me that while playing
istor's week of March 23, he was made a
iteat. Good bey, Jimmy.
Frank  Leonard, monoleogist  and   trick
pIanist, writes: I have  joined  Copeland
1!ros. repertoire comnpany, doing specialties
Lid making good. Would like to hear from
all my   friends  through  THE     SHOW
WORLD.
Mayme Gardner, the dainty little singing
and dancing comedienne, who     has  been
lIng so successfully through the east in
,r netw act, The Gibson Girl with the Fas-
(inating Eyes, has cancelled all of her east-
rIn booking and rejoined Willard Newell's
toidline act, Last Night, resuming her old
1,Lt Madge ]Beverly.   After playing  the
k& P. time in the east with Mr. Newell,
,lie will be seen at the head of her own
stick company , whiach  opens on the new
Ilorrington Ainlome circuit at Terre Haute,
bit.. Sunday, May 31, for an eight week
ngagement.
A. G. Dalamater writes: A company, to
so knosnas dthe Graustark company, has
I n orgatnized for the purpose of seinding
on tour next season a first-class production
of the same dramatized version of Grautark
tlit proved a record breaker at the Har-
lemn Opera  house, New   York; Chestnut
Street Opera house, Philadelphia, and Bush
Temple theater, Chicago.  Contracts have
been let to Castle & Harvey for an elab-
orate scenic production, and arrangements
lave been made with me, whereby I will
irecthe    our, which   will open   about
Sept. 1, near New York City.
tans Corcoran, Who has been touring un-
d 'Arthur G. A iston's management for the
last four seasons, closed her tour March 28.
linring the entire season she used A Doll's
louse, giving occasional performances of
Iledda Gabler.  Her present tour was by
fal the most successful one she has ever
enjoyed. Miss Corcoran will remain in New
York City for a few weeks and will head a
iprominent stock company in a large city
for six or eight weeks, starting early in
May.
I have received a postal card from Mr.
unit Mrs. Hlarry Chappell, containing excel-
lent likenesses of themselves, from Nice,
France.
Eddie Weston, 'the sweet boy singer,"
says that more care should be taken by
song writers in naming their songs.    Mr.
treston further states that you can't tell
ino much trouble the mere mention      of
their titles may got a decent unsuspecting
litinig9 ilum late.
'Tinebuy singer'' was walking up Broad-
iian on oneo of the warm sunny afternoons,
N ein York has had recently. To a frienid
e was decliming on the merits of the songs.
As they talked they stopped to look into a
shAow window, beside a young woman who,
already gazed therein.
'Somebody Loves You. Dear," quoth Ed-
tie, not noticing the indignant damsel, "As
ta   as the World Rolls On," he continued,
neile tle fair one waxed wrothy' "Just to
Ilmind You," the boy singer continued to
eheerily pipe. "Take Me With You in Your
Dreams" and--
intenI Id lto.  Id. S. McCuen is his travel-
og representative.
Mes. Harold Kelly, of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly,
unfortunately came in contact with a run-
away hose at Parsons, Kan., on April 3. She
suffered a dislocated shoulder, broken an-
kle, a cut eight inches long in the calf of
her lo, severe contusions of the head, dis-
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fDWARDRYMAIOD
Dit I otno futhr   ' TWith an indlignant
'Woll I Nete!" the fnir aIid likeiise ath-
letic one brought her umbrella down on
Eddie's new dollar and a quarter Dunlap,
smnashing that top piece out of recognition,
and likewise raising a bump on Eddie's
cranium  whicln the phrenologist would in
all likelihood interpret as being due to an
angry wife or mother-in-law.
When the smoke of battle had cleared,
the muscular young lady explained that she
"Warn't goin' ter hev' no masher insult her
wid dat line o' hot air." And now the boy
singer says he will never mention the name
of a sentimental song in public again.
The Soul Kiss at tie New York theater
is responsible for a new addition to tine
slang of the Metropolis-at least one of the
soing numbers in it is.   I'm the Human
NigI Key of Newv York is the title of the7
number, and it goes on to tell of a fellow
whoi stays oaf later than anyone else and
puts Nesv Yorke to bed.  Now shene ver a
felov goes out to paint the towhn one of
those beautiful coats of carmine, we read
about, his friends refer to him  as "The
Human Night Key," instead of as a "plain
ordinary souse" as they used to.
Sam DuVreis, of the Sullivan & Considine
circuit, is jubilant over his southern circuit,
eight houses of which have changed from
two acts at $100 to four acts at $350 and
$400. There are only two houses of the
twenty-s'ven that do extra shows, and thev
will be down to two and three a day as
soon as new houses now in course of con-
struction are completed.
Henry Brown Is now     doing a general
hooking agency business. Parks, theaters,
fairs,  carnisals  and  ote r  bokin s  isill  I),,
Win.II. Swanson St. Louis Film Co.,
813% hestnut St., St. Louis, Mo.
Wi.II. Swanson Dixie Film Co.,
420 Com'I PL., New Orleans, La.
DON'T FORGET WM. 1. SWANSON'S FEATURE FILM SERVICE
located sirist and some, mrinor tuiisS.  Mr.
and Mis. Kelly wsou lil. to       I, ir frns
friieds, citre of the f~rig theater, Parsons,
Kan.
Collins & Hart, the funniest "wire" act in
vaudeville, played the Star and Garter the-
ater, Chicago, recently.  The "two strong
mnnen" have been engaged by Joseph E. 110w-
ard for the summer engagement of The
Flower of the Ranch at the Garrick theater,
Chicago.
Olive Vail, the Chicago comic opera prima
idonna, seas one of the features of the pro-
tram offered at the Majestic theater, Chi-
enago. Iast week. Miss Vail was engaged by
Joseph E. Howard to play the prina, donna
role in The Plower of the Ranch during the
summer.
Boyd & Yuill returned to Chicago last
week after an extended and successful tour
of the Butterfield circuit. They open short-
iv at Terre Haute, Ind. The duo do a fine
singing and dancing act and have in prep-
aration an elaborate girl act for next season.
Jack Hoeffler. the well known mannzer, of
Terre Haut. TInd.. contemplates installing a
sunmmer stock company in one of his five
theaters. He is undecided whether it will
Ie musical or dramatic company.
Tylor and Barton were cnllers at THE
STTOW TWPLD offico recently and stated
that buisins is booming through Canada
and the northern states. where thov have
been tourini for the tnt season. The duo
have created a sensation wherever they
1 ave npeard. nilling crowds that filled
The rinks to their anacity. and are now
iooling through Illinnis and  surrounding
states.
Charles Bisch. manager of the hbr under
tie  Olympic  theater, Chicago, died on
March 29 from an attack of tvphoid fever
and pneumonia. Charles Koster is the pro-
prietor of the resort, and Mr. Bisch had
been in his employ for the past twent'-five
sears. The place is a rendezvous for the-
atrical people, and Mr. Bisch's genial dis-
position ad endeared him to thousands of
professionals weho sent him photos, letters
and post cards from    all over the world.
The funeral took place April 1, hundreds
of mloral pieces being sent by professionals.
Atr.' Pisch wasa nmetmber of Aldine lodge,
Knights of Pythias.
CLARK DENIES STATEMENT.
Editorial in Moving Picture World Answered
by Association President.
THE SHOW     WORLD is in receipt of a
commnunication from James B. Clark, presi-
dent of the Film Service Association, under
late of April 9, reading as follows:
My attention has been called to the edi-
i.'rial in the Moving Picture World, issue
I April 4, which reads as follows:
Shienswe  oere in Chicago we saw a pe-
lition signed by holders of some forty votes
III the association asking that a meeting be
o:ileod at an early date, suggesting March
or April 4. This was duly forwarded to
tine proper officers. The executive commit-
tee met March 21 and submitted the re-
quest to the manufacturers, who at once
votood it, saying that under no considera-
tion must a meeting of the Film     Service
Association be held."
Regarding the publication of this, I would
say that I consider this a malicious and
deliberate misrepresentation of the facts.
Such a petition was never submnitted to the
ineih ers of the executite committee, nor
iias it over subtaitteit to the mateufeettirern.
Ihave never seen suchn a petition as this,
Atfter my return to Pittsburg on March 23 I
inas shown a request by two members of
the association in this city, asking them to
sign a call for a meeting of the associa-
tion, which in itself proves that this peti-
tion was not signed up and even ready to
present to the officers on March 21.
I consider the publication of such matter
as this by the Moving Picture World very
lin omfni to cane association, and believe it
seas psublishoed by them wnith no othner object
Inen to create dissatisfaction among the
onetabers of tine asnocination with their ex-
ocutive committee and officers.
I have asked the Moving Picture World
to publish a correction of this statement,
tut I have informed them at the same time
that I have no doubt that even if they do
publish a correction that they have probably
already  accomplished   the  object which
caused them  to publish this matter in the
first place.
If you care to, you may publish this In
your paper, over my signature as president
of the Film Service Association.
Yours truly,
JAMES B. CLARK.
ROCK IN CHICAGO.
President  of Vitagrap   Company    Meets
Film  Service Associntion Members.
V. T. Rock, president of the Vitagraph
Conipany of America, New York, made a fly-
ing trip to Chicago last week and spent
two pleasant dans shaking hands with the
locial members of the Film Service Associa-
tion.
In an interview at THE SHOW WORLD
offil-es Mr. Rock expressed himself as very
notimistic over the future prospects of the
moving picture industry. According to his
statement the output of films is greater
than ever, and constantly increasing, and
the Vitagraph company will hereafter re-
lease two reels weekly.
New Show for Whitney.
Thne owner of the Whitney Opera house,
Chicago, has accepted for production a mu-
sical comedy entitled The Broken Idol. The
book is by Hal StephemAInd the lyrics and
msnsic are by Williams antl Van Alstyne,
too song writers. The Priole.n Idol is a
Japanese opera in two nets. It is said to
be the intention to produce the piece in
Detroit this spring and bring it to Chicago
as a successor to Three Twins, if public
interest in the latter dies out. It is an-
nounced that an effort is being made to
bring Marie Dressler back from England
to play in the new piece.
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THE LAST BALLY-HO.
By NELLIE REVELL.
The side show was up, and the band was playing, the banners flying
far and wide,
Outside the speiler loudly telling of the goings-on inside,
Of the lady with the lions, out she comes all dressed in blue,
Looking radiant and happy and ready for a Bally-ho.
Then she goes into the side show, climbs into the lion's cage,
But they've been teased, are in a fury, and fly at her in a rage.
Yes, they crush her, thente hkeeper takes herhout and kills them too,
And as she passes on astretcher she can hearher Blly-ho.
TVhat's that, doctor? I'm dying? Oh, My God, that can't be true,
('an't you get me well enough to go home to die? Now do;
Don't letme die here among strangers, I've a mother, if she knew
I was dying would be near me, let me make a Bally-ho.
If you were never with a circus then you cannot understand
What it means for us old troopers to get lonesome for the band.
Why, nurse, I believe you're crying. Don't do that, or I'll cry too,
Don't make a coward of me dying, but let me make a Bally-ho.
How I miss the dear old canvas and the hurry of the crew,
I missthe big  how, andt he kid top,Ieven mis the cook-house stew,
Imiss the lemonade and peanuts, the balloons both red and blue,
I miss the candy and the pop-corn and I miss my Bally-ho.
I miss the ballet girls, God bless them, hearts so big and kind and true,
I miss the clowns, and their droll capers that make you happy when
you're blue;
I miss the elephants, the camels, the monkeys and the kangaroo,
I miss the parade, the snakes, the lions and I miss my Bally-ho.
I miss the calm smile of our agents, and I miss the butchers too,
If you needl their last ten-cent piece they'd give it all to you;
I miss the features in the side-sb-nv, the music old and the music new,
But I've got my draw, my season's over, I've made my last Batty-ho.
77-
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