Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)
Editorial, p. 14
THE SHOW WORLD THE, ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY (DATED SATURDAY) -BY- The ShowWorld Publishing o, Grand Opera House Building Eighty Seven South Clark Street CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. LONG DISTANCETELEPHONECENTRAL 1577 Cable Address (Registered) "Showorid" WARREN A. PATRICK, General Director WALT MAKEE, Editor E. E. rlEREDITI. Associate Editor BERNARD F. ROLFE, Advertising Manager M. 5. PATRICK, Secretary and Treasurer Entered as second-class matter, June 25, 1907, at t he Po sto fice at Chicago, Illinois, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. NEW YORK OFFICE 201-202 Knickerbocker Theater Building, 1402 Broadwvay (Telephone 2194 38th St.) NELLIE REVELL Manager. ST. LOUIS OFFICE 201 Gem Theater Building BASIL WEBB Manager ADVERTISING RATES: Fifteen Cents per Agate Line. Fourteen Lines to the Inch. Fifty inches to the Page. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. The Last Advertising Forms Close Wednesday at Noon. 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Manuscripts or news matter will not be considered unless written upon one side of the paper only and addressed In the lower left hand corner of the envelope to The News Editor. ..- s28 SATURDAY, JULY 17,1909. EDITORIAL. The Mail List. Many players fail to appreciate the value of the Mail List which is carried by the leading amusement journals,and from which the journals themselves obtain little or no profit. By a ruling of the post office we are not permitted to hold mail longer than thirty days and yet not a week goes by that we are not compelled to turn into the dead letter office many letters for players whom our efforts have failed to locate. We are certain that some of these communications contain not only valuable information for the addressee, but in some in- stances contain checks and money orders. There is little or no excuse for this negligence. The Mail List is not a scheme to force circulation upon un- willing readers. It is an easy matter to visit a public library and glance at the mail list of the amusement pub- lications and send a postal card re- quest that your mail be forwarded, or any enterprising newsdealer would loan you The Show World long enough for you to read the advertised list of letters. During the regular season it is a comparatively easy matter for our mail department to locate and for- ward letters to their owners, but dur- ing the vacation period the profes- sional peole seem to be too much oc- cupied with their holiday to offer any assistance, which, to say the least, is a further indication of their prover- bial lack of business ability as well as a sign of ingratitude toward the amusement weeklies who maintain the Mail List at considerable expense. Mlle. Dazie's Pantomime. Probably no act that has ever ap- peared in America has been watched for with such eagerness as has the presentation of Mlle. Dazie's Panto- mime, in fact, the tremendous success of the act proves conclusively that America and New York in particular does not crave the licentious, vulgar or suggestive devices employed by so many artists. The pantomimic production, which requires ten people besides Dazie her- self, is a playlet in two scenes, with- out words. It is intensely dramatic, and Mlle. Dazie's portrayal of the principal character, Nana Mignon, the flower girl, completely captivates the audience. Mille. Dazie also introduces several dances which she performs with consummate grace. It was particularly gratifying to find an artist of the type of MIlle. Dazie endeavoringto maintainthehigh artis- tic standing of the stage, by eliminat- ing everything that might appear crude or vulgar, or that would shock the finer sensibilities of even the most fastidious. So cleverly does this little lady depict the unsophisticated little flower girl that an observer could only associate her with the character. Myrtle Hebard. Myrtle Hebard, whose likeness adorns the title page of this week's issue of The Show World, is to be featured this coming season by the American Amusement Company under the direction of George Fletcher in repertoire musical comedy. Miss Heb- ard possesses a charming personality and has enjoyed an extended experi- ence on the musical comedy stage. The tour will open the latter part of August or the first of September with middle west time. Original Stage Names. An original stage name is by no means an easy matter to select. Many an embryo actor has faced the folly of carrying the family name of Smith, Jones or Brown before the public. There is much in a name, despite Shakespeare's verse to the contrary. Imagine, for instance, the stir that would be made by advance agents contracting for paper or electric signs 14 July 17, 1909. I I -I for the name of their star, if he should assume the strikingly original family name of a candy merchant located on the North Side in this city, who was born under the burden of James J. Pappatheodorokoummountourg eot a- poulas! Someone has suggested that it might be worth trying on a piano. That large amounts of money are made in the circus business when things come right cannot be disputed. When a show is properly handled, with competent men in charge of all denartments, there is not much of a chance to lose if the weather is good and conditions generally are encour- aging. Losses in the tented world are often due to friction among those in authority, extravagance of agents, or bad management in some respect. Once ina long while there is a long run of bad weather or a series of ac- cidents which eat up the profits but these events are so rare that they are hardly worth considering. Amy Leslie in Saturday night's Daily News, discovers that James O'Neil threatens to retire. Amy must have been reading some of the back numbers of The Show World. Even the monthly magazines are beginning to take cognizance of the growth of the motion picture indus- try. Munsey's for July contains a long and interesting article on the subject. W. V. Turley, formerly correspond- ent of this paper at Cincinnati, but re- cently appointed editor of the Jake Wells' publication, The Pilot, with offices at Atlanta, gives evidence that he intends to have the Pilot go ahead of many of its contemporaries. According to the advertisement of The Motion Picture Patents Con pany, which appeared in the Fourth of July number of The Clipper, that company has severed its connection with the Board of Censorship and is now offering "censured" films to its clients. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Wm. Diederich Wanted. Detroit, Mich., July 6. Editor The Show World: Kindly inform me of the where- abouts of Win. Diederich. Most gratefully yours, E. Diederich. 105 East High street. Tom King Wanted. Chicago, Ill., July 12. Editor Show World: Can you furnish me with the for- PLAYING EASTERN TIME? Have your mail addressed in care of the New York office of I'he Show World, 201-202 Knick- erbocker Theater building. Nel- lie Revell, manager. Our mail- forwarding service is unexcelled. Attention is called to the fact that the Show World has opened eastern offices at 201-202 Knick- erbocker Theater building, New York City, under the manage- ment of Nellie Revell. Profes- sionals are cordially invitedto call at our New York offices. Send in your route. warding address of Tom King or T. L. Yeikle, playing as the King Harmony Trio, also known as "The Nifty Boys?" Thanking you in advance for the desired information, I beg to remain very truly yours. C. S. Everett. 3908 Cottage Grove avenue. C. H. Quintard Wanted. La Crosse, Wis., July 9, 1909. Editor The Show World: Will you kindly advise me where I can reach C. H. Quintard, the husband of Alice Neilson? Where is their sum- mer home? C. W Baker, Mngr. The Stoddard. MARRIAGES. McKay-(?)-George McKay, of Alc- Kay and Cantwell, former favorites withtheOlympic Stock company, this city, was married last Friday to Ot- tie (last name unknown), the oldest girl of the Eight Madcap troupe, at San Francisco. DIVORCES. Thorne-Sybilla Cornelia Thorne has been granted a divorce from Richard Van Wyck Thorne, a real estate broker. The referee awarded the custody of the five-year-old child to the mother. Mrs. Thorne may be recalled as one of the beauties of "The Social Whirl." Her maiden name was Sybilla Roemer, is a step- daughter of Jacob M. Lux, formerly secretary of the Metropole Hotel Company. While a girl in her teens she was married secretly to Thorne atthe Little ChurchAroundthe Cor- ner. Until last October the pair re- sided at 56 West Fifty-eighth street. OBITUARY. Gustavus Levick, formerly a well known actor, died in New York July S. He had not appeared in a prom- inent role for ten years or more. In his prime he was referred to as "the handsomest leading man of Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett and Clara Morris." He died of a lingering ill- ness and was buried by the Actors' Fund. He was married three times and leaves a widow and daughter and a son by former marriages. He has friends in many cities from New York to San Francisco. His widow and son were with him when he died. Charles Groves, the veteran actor, died in England July 9. He was 66 years old. Mr. Groves' parents were actors, and he was utilized in his father's company for children's parts until 185S, when he appeared in sev- eral performances given by other companies throughout the provinces. He achieved the success of his career in 1890 when he played Gregory Gold- finch in "AaPair ofeSpectacles."After- ward he played the same part allover Great Britain and in America, accom- panying John Hare on his tours. NEW INCORPORATIONS. Delaware. The Henry and Young Amusement company. Wilmington; to conduct an amusement park; capital, $100,000; in- corporators: Ml. L. Rogers, S. E. Robertson, F. l. Shive and others. New York. The National Moving Picture Thea- ter company, New York; to conduct moving picture theaters; capital, $250,- 000: incorporators: J. M. Devere,W. Esy, E. J. Sweeney and others. Missouri Louis F. Fischer Amusement com- pany. St. Louis; amusements; capital $10,000; incorporators: Louis Fischer August Wahlibrink and Herman Roeske.