Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 21, 1907)
Moving picture industry is in great uplift movement, p. 18
I Y THE SHOW WORLD MOVINGPICTURE INDUSTRY IS IN GREAT UPLIFT MOVEMENT. cry' A ii. . ci . .ui.iit carnest effrit to reach the bettcr and io lie content with what is just good. _ ctasiccess call this cccouent be felt nice aipprliliaIliie ifct that inli the mli- ing picture industry. The moviing picture i Making itself felt today as a moral iee. It will 1,e Used bY reformers to what piniciu iciuiccc that the iVe 'i'ht heretofore wili iniictual NIsnlili I \\ill Ie --ic ticc ul in i utting the echian nA hall mull the-: ndsirable, amuse- sout at huImess." N Barlow, of the Inter Ocean ]fill! iil, it]ih (,ifi I, atrth. .. i t cc-i I t Ia : I ti'ii 1' 11 0 repI rel ntatd, of t:ci li n it 'li ; e 3., I cciis t i'ii'tii i l-ic 1-. xcx last I w k. The li lter ili ci i n o is in a i ear it half ...bu nder All, Earlow's llficient -idanice hsadvancei htr in favo'r and it, Iu tod a amcc ng the represti-i e xnl'xents of fi1e lmtti iiu t E 1ettres Fnien.* t Saloi)".1and in his swivel chai and again ai- I the itcrvixwer "ietlative to thc' - tc picttitr as arnmoral free r rnoticed icituiets-tat Acxir lcnIcixccltur t'cccicl' _(,. ill 1 e DncercolspIondence of THE cl' WORLD cegarding thii situation in lwi west: 'After a trip through cc dIozen 'r more tontos in Idclorac n I find that ie- r sicoxws are tlei c'nemiies of cheap sa- low hilliri anx pool roomxs an inilar peccxs. In oiery instance where a I,,r* show has, openedl up the manr .. in seems to have beec cut fromt soni iablil resolt and the bcttec ilus IcI, xie sIoNN-y II cciiing to clill Ii (]it xtca ital l itit xin clottis t - i pon wI arfar'' bictw1e,1n the sailoon e1` and the ticeturenn a i tile Itter ave at their lnils the law-alidini cle people oi cite commu ity ill in1stance. Iake Cheecnne for instance. T1 T I run wii'e acn on Sunday ili lre shows are clsc.Result. ul ,ss l s ot racpii off one ccci i l heoc a eci' xu-xi i ' x clili n i r. can almlost tie stimlatIi to exaetl we tic noy t'il'on inl at tie <1van cice Whinthc c e e xcx Ill :cix will sonnc-it picturi xhow ill tiik' cil greater sprilt thanl it iais ill the- Iiand sucreels nxoIid will enmuplain that I, ar i nct mony aiesi 't the present i al. Now, that is ly iiea of it. an. liiinugl I i icn- t t l e defillite kno e u-i'- nr conditions that 'x 'Tr. Buckwattr pl-- sc-se, still a ccreat aunit of ol bliusixs in INstorn ta cc n ti fi lcth n o i's recix- 'lloplii that havo alithoritc to sp ei T aice sir that Mrc Bucwitcrs cr-epintationic o)f die else is enrrect ('hildren Love Moving Pictures. "One of te reatest thinis in favor of tIh mini, g cipicci. in i estimation. ix Ic intr'est that the children mniaifest. T c!I i'c nw' its Irieseit popularity to cwl' chIildren. Thc chileIn await ide cnmi- 1 f tl, t ircus. ths talk xout it l 1 11cii parents.c andi xc'lcc'n the ciiilix aii~ii arrives the grn people say, 'Well. I go , wIl hcx1 to go to please the chini'i' lcit in realiti thiii'e go to cl eiSO tic' I- sIc-i'. Te' took upon the children as noc ux'i'ui'i' Iis the sauce 'wais with tlch l > in ciliures The children go to a nicti- noci, aind oct their return wxtwn thecir Iio- rent inquire about the anality of th ot- trcaitins. thc aire not cle to repeat I1l nlisix of the sketices and other act .nc 1II Ncill they are to- incoIled for t i' i'hildisht cic-coiciis toi cetclc. buit tice' cal. <nd i1.- ist''ihe the fi is lac t e troxc In hie scroon. The interest of the growcc tItope ix fostered. and thccc' attend thce i-'c'ii cci'c'foc'cxxccc' to se, chic picturce thco, i the, \vitlie i v'ctii xith such1 u~sto. It co thxis ccccifist itcr-s itac cic , ildron c-al in the moingc i'icture that tas coa- tribut'ci to their present 'vgie. Demiand Large in Smcll Cilies. ''Ticst: at prcsenit the smaller cities arc' iit's the nicijorpi t of ncr husicess ;oldth li'ctictxui is lac'gier thcci it hafs been ll c is so faxorciitos to aaosii s that it ciiiht r'ally ice term<ed 'film xc'ather.' ;,nid tic orders come in thick and fast. I hinik that hie class of filims will te higher hio yecr than Oe-r before and tle sltra- owcrcamatic and iisciational will ie ane a' with to a great 'xtent. Comic su- .ctc-s are bound to retain their place. There ar sitme cistniers Onil our bools that do- siro a tIociuid fet of cimicai subiijcts ccii cIaclicc else. Relicins, slvitcies, too. i c thc o lin chi sialer citii' xci assion le occ sciar subicts nuevr fail to cesultc in compicimcenctarye'ittec's froca cur rciteirs. All in all. every condition of che filmx Itsincss auurs wc11 for a cecori- Iwreaking siason. aIndi thiouch it tics bebon stated hvb othcr m-nufcturers and ex- cliange propri'itorsc until it has growcn w-eari- snil. I filn coifcnfintlx' state tlat this year wil tic the most proe'rous in thi history ccf the Ioving nictur industryx' thoss'stxing lusiness indgmen t to a cier flint ho sctrncicc liin so vu('cig ai ..c. xc *IN,"II ild thnll l . comcxnccwrciat and sniiat x'a,. 1cT cd an eager studint of th hccxt mthods oi niicicnc 11c fillm, interestx. Mr. Tinwc'o' silac"s( sieI Io t1hc forc as cute of th rep- -cnt tf! flic men r thle -ccuntry. New Film Subjects. For the 1bnefit of Imovince Nicture ex- hibitors TTTE SETOT TYOiRdD ipreccicts Icwrcwithi a lis of ncix' filmt cchlicts: KATEM COMPANY: Riu's Caninitur Pcct- , siuinx ' r snlic-c. 70.5 ft.: 'llo'll ]i i 'TN i n;:. ' t.. .\ it i A N i i-t Sltmi, i, ft.; Th1ce Book Agent, 720 ft.; 'l'ce Sea TWolf, 655 ft.; Fony Express, 880 ft.; Iibo Hero, 760 ft. (MN ONT CIRONOPIONE CO.: The Pcrsevcring Lover 030 ft. KLEINE OPTICAL CO.: A Baffled Burglar, cocmedy, 414 ft. x Absxnt A1ind- edness, comey, 27 ft.; Plniania, scenic and descriptive, 454 ft.; The Fly, Iciontcdiy' ' 147 ft.; Art Student's Fiolities, c'omccccdy .320 ft. ' Wood Cutter's Daughter, sisa- timu, 1117 ft.; The Amcatcur Ilunter, cotl- idi. 454 ft. AllLiiIAN MUTlOSCOPE & IOi- CI;I'll CO.: Lenai ando tile Deuux, corni- ed.1, 1]: ft.; Neighbois, comedy, 1:5 ft.; 11 Tired I Thior'- ramiii 601 ft.; 'T'lhe I uf i 1tiu ' Ball, 7 7 ft.; T H . lci otist's lIvenge, 1,030 ft.; Exciting Night of thiri IHoneymoont 292 ft.; The ANl-dol's ALI, 233 ft.; A Caribou Hunt. 725 ft.; ubo Brown ill Town, 868 ft.; Dolls fin Drieanlilanid 52 ft.; If Yu Hadi a W~ife Tike Tits, 69S ft.; opening Ceremonies, Jamestown Ecxposition. 452 ft.; 'Tilce Fencincg Master, Is ft.: The TunantS, 638 ft.; Mr. Hurry i']), 625 ft. '.A'' FRELtliltS: Tho Romncc or a Sigeri. x20 ft.; Inc Sville, 574 ft.: C'c ii- lodxiicn Cuistuom , 2 ft.; At the i'cllii]ili Three years elapse 'cnd the old couple aire still alienated (coc their langhter. They are sitting at home thinking sorrow- fuliy of the past a-hen a vision appears to thet and once more their dear girl stands hefoc e thema loixking as site did in days gone bty . This is too much for the mother's heart xwho at once ends a message to her daughter tic return. The next scene shows the young mother and father with their child when grand- macnca's letter is received. The wife bids her husband adieu and taking the little child with her makes haste to respond to the suimcons, and arriving at her old home sends the baby in to announce her coming. Here a very pretty scene takes place in the picture and an exemplification of the idea that "a little child shall lead them' results in a gecea reconciliation. Ar natural aid niolesome subject clever- ly w'r-ked ipI and full of dramatic action. The Tla theater, 888 an 890 Milwaukee avenue, Cihicago, Ill., reopened Aug. 'i after lcaving unde'gione improvements that wvill mike it comxpare favorable with tClii doilntown theaters. The lobby has beent extcnded to twice its forimer 'idth aid lowered to the sidewalk level. Tihe fl1ori has bel'i'n laid With Mosaic tiling. andxCI a beautiful art glass window placed in tite lobxy. TIIe Management has spared no expense in beautif'ing the the- ater and making it comfortable for their latroncs. Moving piturii 1i- us popular in Nome, Alaskac. ici ini Chi i or Niles, Mich). IB. I;. 1u bs pr, idhnt of the _4o"4k W. N. BARLOW, A (Is.11 klliccIti liglge illth iilcticocici pcictr %Nicici ic f'hisagc is iN'. N. Bl owic of tice hctc-Ocuccc ]c'1i1c H"elitg'. 1s lislissixs fit tics ccl~iictti upilift ofdx iccIncis- cr' inc xitiic lice is icllig . d cciicic xisxx's ciii tccit tciicic cicae' icc ac incter'xiexv publixishted ithexx'ithi. ExIIihiition. 541 ft.; A During -Maid, 60 ft. The lxo Fows 8 it 'iving Si- hc'ccciti' .37 ft. Kitcxucig Diigx. 244 Ct. Englishmcncc in Harmci. 311 ft.; Children's Reforniatory, 754 ft.; Fciry of the Black tocks. 278 ft.; A Case of Arson, 803 ft. EDISON MANItFACTIRING CO.: The Isivals comedy, TSO ft.; Stage Struck, 7S5 ft.: The Nine Lives of a Cat. 955 ft. ITAGRAP-] COMPANY OF AMER- ItCA: Liquid Electricity, 470 ft.; The Fountain of Youth, 375 ft.; The Ghost Story, sensational, 230 ft.; Cast TUp By the Sea. 415 ft.; The Disintegrated Con- xvict, 425 ft. S. IMBIN: An Indian's Friendship, scenic, 7S5 ft.; John. D. and the Relporter, 550 ft. All's Vell that Ends Well. Unider the fanmiliar title "All's N~ell iliac miwis Well,e the Sell ig Polyscope Coipany present a very strong dramatic sub ject which possesses more than ordinary merit. A young couple meet and bicame mnu- tually attracted. Friendship strengthens un- til the girl's father intervenes and roughlY foraids further friendship between cbem. Love laughs at lockusmiths, and cteo y-ounig people find wxays and nccans of conncuni- cating, as a result of which the girl de- cides to leave her room and elopes with thc cano of her choice. Aft e her acriage the young woman and her husiand return home secking her father's forgivencsc. but the old man is oidurate, and sternly refusing to receive thcti, order 1th fro tc cocus' whuill, Ilce nc-tr litte "I linwnt hi trshnisc. D~ohh1s Alaska Moving Picture Company Was a Visiii' at ti' genc i koffices ci 'hilLE Shicil \I'iPI)D lcistxveek, find act- nounced that the people oIf the north are as enithusiasti about ilmxs as in the w'airer climates. Last year Mr. Dobcbs gave three exhibitions. one a cmonth, which lasted two hours and were crowd- ed to the doors. The charge for reserved seats was $1.50, and the films shown were. for the great part, typical scenes of Alaska which were taken by Mr. Dobbs. The performance w'as inter- spersedlwin some l'ate finn> filims anxd ciclcex cumxbers. cccnc the local presc called particular attention to the worth of the performance. The locale of ThIe shows was Eagle Hall, which can nc- conmxodate 1,500 people. and anmong the subjects thrown on the screen were: Dog Teamx Parades. ''hxe Alission at Golovin Bay The W'alrus iHunt. Reindeer Herd at GTolovin Bay. and Scenes from Nome and Seward Peninsula. Mr. Dobbs is onx his way back to Nomie cind contemplates inore entrtainmients as soon as lie canc comxxete the films. The Lia Crosse theater of La Crosse, Vi .. offir', eich xee a Silect lrogram ocf Illcustracedei sonigs ill conxjuncction xxitic its display of films. S. G. Campbell, for maix years traxe1- iug representative of a mill . and ellc'ator company lias tired of the long 'cnd lonely trips about t1he country ccnd has gonce into the moviii i picture business in Tren- ton. N. J. He is operating a theater with sliccs , CREDITABLE CHICAGO PRODUCTION Girl Ranger Mechanical and Costumin Effects All of Local Manufacture The weight of a Chicago judgment up a u w theatrical production, and thec cidence chat theatrical men p0occ-ss if a favorable verdict will ensure its su cess in other cities, was evinced recenfi when The Girl I-taccgers reccived its t- presentation at the Auditorium. Fr start to finish the production was mark 1)v lavishness that ccnctantl crniiK the audience of the initial -st of t pici, and which placed Ihe ,icl Rao_ .rs in the class of Babes in Tiand a The Wizard of Oz, productions ti nitisii uniersal comment by reason Ctheic' clciccc'. (ce of the most startling eff t, ofcI. Ii'r'-I'iwers-Davis and Linoln Catir play was a race bet ii ; train IWaring the hero, bound frll hangin party. ind the inunaculati-c I ilherl_ fin hIII has provously vdiclir, to hil 'i t appiluse of the ipper Irits, that xic the cxc" g tralic cid tlieitit"iccsisi wxa a gr-thit of realism that redoundi -l to the credit if Mr. Carter cicd irougli foith i gale of appause. The inlcici- cusid in the cae scene was built by ti cic tle prasn31 &nlieiicon E L). tuill secretary and managepi Antother featur'exxas the noxci speai.- of a pulI-ritudinxous lot of choriste> astride high school horses and 1roincl lonies that wore trained by Albert IL clcie and selected II and purchasl from M. Nc'wgcsis & Sons, iccnion Stokh Yards, Chicago. The- scenery was painted by Chicigo lrtists and the various handsome set wire the xxork of Pete Don-ant. Gal, Pollack, Harry Buhler and the Daniel Saenic Studio. H. -M. Peitz, 11. TrIipp anl, olin McClosky wxere the dcft-finger icrpenters who put up a ranch and coi- i] so realisticallx that the ccddlery of- is fron the Stcik s i iniess aIni 'cidlery Company and the c owbo effec m'aI the Chicago Costume & Cotilli. \Viiks, were at perf ct case in their sui- 1rmnldings. 'lce rich and tasteful garments tlit I t haughty ladies of the choius swpt over the floor of the great Aiditoriiui were designed by F. Pic Andeirson aull c-xecuted by Mrc'i . K. Keeler. Tlie mod- i-rn ancd modishIxI fImeeks that wire Wiin b)1 th easteiii rn xii i cI visitcix Ier- planned aind executed ix Charles A. Stcevns & Bros., and that lic- were d - -iilv chic 'was shown bIcc lvi ''xsps of iIimiration that t1he femic ini ]iirtioni i ITh lo cudieice emitted upon the c-casional 4ac-t i ewx creationl'c axpeiaceIcI . All in ill, The (lirt Rlaligrs was Ichi'le example of the ilonce that ti- 11tal cmen will pit in a venitiur' to wc, i1 shkels of the amiustment-seekini U bdli' into the box-oftice. find if irll'is - cii they place in the v'dict of Clicigo tii -;1ter-goers. The business staff of ty Diixie Gill Company, which is touring uider thic diriction of Dodge & Duffici. i. Hud. 'Cxle general rcepresentative Ciil Dea Iiisiness i an cer; Brian Dailey , still. niccnaae ad the cast includes 'lac Al- ct in the title role, Dixi: BrianDilir- .Jack Sherman. Le Roy Vincent. Emt mic tt Gibbons, Thomas Dolc, 1ichi I-Carcy. John Cole, Frances '21eek, an ('rrie Orton. I' x latest addition to the Illinois-lowA iniuit of theaters, the nw Waterloo c t \Vaterloo. Ja., was opened Aug. 27, w1it TheTime, the Place aindi the Girl. A. cclSbY is the manager of the handsom playhouse, find the hookings for the sea son include the best road attractioi Mcany lace oxccicacl cotmecies 'iciicic'ici"ti dramxatic ioffec'cnc' xciilibe' xet at t], thter cincg the 'cmixi trai T. D. Fisher manager of the oi< house at York N'i., xxiwho is spending vacation inl tin extenisive tourl of thle onv x'-itsccaic c ili c fi x iccxi' geieral offer lic i 'lE S1CIK 1'oTWll ) Iast Nxx k I'l 1heater it York lois bein iiwlyenil ciad and decorated, and has a sailx <apacity of 900. The stage is 3055 60 feet high. Frederick Knight. the handsome tenll of The Flower of the iancell, hxas beeii t <1ifterent ticie the leading tcnor of T liostonians, The Chiinee Honeymoon, Capitan, and a iember of tlw comp if Fank Denisiin ad cte fall Kisie Sicilie. This is Mc'. Knigt first westi' eccn trip, accid lie is imeeting withici iniing his first western son,I Days of '49. A Hot Old Time, the forni r vehiclie Johnnice ciand Emma Hlaci opened its <- son cit Michigan City. Sept' 8. under t] management of F. B. Carr. ihe piece ii hooked clear to the coast. ccd is al Oi- tirely new production. All the music numbers are new and ri ice te wiorii Strnimifir Coney. H. L. Encgstrontis t musical director of thei organization. Murran & Mack fle iccetith' with comedy. The Sunny Side of Broadinui Thei piece requires a largoc st andlioru and the entire production is new. ii * i Ir. C. 'hitn'y has remiodlid his t- cticr at Owsso. Iith. ainid ls boe' s great cnuicixlwrofrstcc-clxsiattractionsfo 1c f ll lid wiiti'.