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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 3, 1909)

Murdock, J. J.
A timely talk to film men,   pp. 19-21


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THE SHOW WORLD
AprIl3,1909.
AMONG THE PLAYERS.
LottaCrabtree, the retired actress, has
Io.tt ioHtel Brewster in Boston.
Rose Evans is nw Playing the leadinV
bio Mrs. Temple's elegram.
Tctodore Roberts Was out of the cast
f[l, ight If Way' at Los Angeles for
day's, owving to incs
Florence Roberts luos restdti her toll!
I aring off a short time at Kansa
TV.
Oscar Eagle will stage Beverly of Grntis
ark for A. G. Delaiater and Willi;,n,
Norris.
Speck Brothers have been engaged for
\lcFaddents Flats another season. Next,
e sons tour will open on August 14.
Frederick Warde will conduct a school
,if oratory next summer at Wardesde,.
North White Lake, New York.
Earle Williams succeeds Francis Byrn',
is Robert Underwood in The Third De-
aree. Mr. Byrne has returned to The
Chorus Lady.
Berta Mills succeeds Mlle. Glacia Callia
In the title role of The Queen of the
Moulin Rouge, a salacious play which is
ery popular in New York.
Grace Van Studiford was taken ill one
night in Baltimore recently and her sis-
ler, Mary Quive, who is also her under-
study, was pressed into service.
FrankeBond, a member oftherecently
(lisbanded earning Thro' the Rye Coin-
pany, is singing illustrated songs at the
Elite in Davenport, Iowa.
Estelle Gibson, who   replaced  Letty
Ilsitoes as Maggie Mason in E. J. Car-
lenter's At Cripple Creek company, has
been receiving some good press notices
William L. Gibson, playing the part of
Brooks in Paid in Full, left the company
r'eltl it tile close of its engagement at
Neeijt1'ls.
Vaghn Glaser was compelled to givemi
xtra natinee last Friday to accommo-
late his Cleveland admirers, who were
rowding the theater.
Bob McLaughlin, now playing in The
Volf, will return to Cleveland, Ohio, at
the end of the season and go with the
IoUnsPark company.
GeorgeB. Wakefield, playing the heavy
a The Cat and the Fiddle, was forced
,Y contract considerations to refuse an
'ffer to support Mantell in King John.
Evelyn Dunmore, who appeared at tlhe
Princess in Minneapolis recently, is layin
off in Chicago this week. It is probable
that Siewill lay twelve weeks of vaude-
Villetittteintte Soutth.
James K. Hackett made a speech in
leveland recently, and seemed to be net-
led over the fact that he was playing in
t popular-priced house. Mr. Hackett ex-
lained that he was really giving a two
Ilar show for a dollar.
Harry Wilson, who was with Joe
'inker's company, joined James J. Cor-
tt in Facing the Music at Hamilton,
)hio, March 21. His wife, Bessie Haw-
true, has been a member of the com-
bfor several weeks.
Bobby Barry will be a member of the
Mlirr  & Mack show  at Los Angeles
his spring. The season will last eight
tet weeks after which there will be a
welveweeks' session of Rogers Brothers
lays with Rice & Cady featured.
GeorgeD. Baker,ivio for the past tw
a"~I  PPeared in the stellar role of
It & Grismer's production of As Ye
nd isat Present feattred      in tte
'it of (irenfalltLorry in Graustark, aviii
tir next season in a new romantic play
oIet Unasamed  tnder the management
I le fraitstarc Company, tnc.
Richard Carle is going to the Coast this
n 1,for the first time since he has at-
n t'd prominence as a musical comedy
en hasanot been theresince aot
tenears ag, when he appeared withl
I ies T. Powers and the late Peter F
Plaling very small roles in their
'litponlies.
" Margaret  Dill,  now  Of  Columbus,
'argars written forthe Ohio Magazine
articleentitled Recollectionsof Rieh-
II Mansfield.  Mliss Dills was at ne
5 member of Mansfield's company
he eillmbermembered by all who saw
nry V for her beautiful recitation of
SJames.Bliss, familiarly known as 'a
ontirliat stoit, comedian," and reco--
liedfrom  oast toco a as an excellti
erncedian i at member of tliV'
"V~i stock comtpany at the Imperial in
h Louits. This company is headed I1,
til Well-known western actress, Boulal,
nter who is best known as the dra-
tatist and the star of Lena Rivers.
Wilton Lackaye has sent to William  t
he congresman            eseting
oughotfnbilltitttini  a t  on plas
'1r1t01h  into the  United  States  fromt
'tI entries. Mr. Lackaye has re-
"'tested Mr. Bennet to introduce this
iture as an amendment to the tariff
Protet The American  playwright needs
tIr econ against foreign competition."
S lid Mr.take
Ie itto hackaye   "and Congress cati
ibhim - -
10George Cohan  has  virtually  broken
lonld ustas many of his friends feared
trill h he case, and his trip to Europe
for,   ora long rest.   No one could
Insond such an amount of work as he
ite uPon himself-all day and the
n    Part of the night.   He seldom
Jtt bed until 3 or 4 in the morning.,
It theholirs of night were those in which
, applied himself to the writing of his
ys.uppe likedquiet and freedom  from
t"   Pilotin and this it wa imponssIble
, htln In the daytime.
FOR RENT
Ee'erything NeW
(Except Eugene Cline)
EUGENE CLINE
59 Dearborn Street, Chicago
DISTRIBUTING OFFICE
EUGENE CLINE, 268 S, STATE ST., - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
BOOKINGTOGETHER
Western Vaudeville Managers' Assoc'n
Majestic Theatre Bldg....Chicago, Ill.
United Booking Offices of America
St. James Building....New York City
4 Booking in conjunction with more than three
hundred of the first-class vaudeville theatres in
the United States and Canada, and now giving
good acts routes for from one to three years.
Moneys advanced to parties capable of pro-
ducing first-class acts, when desired, or will
purchase first-class novelties outright. It will
be to the advantage of managers of Fairs.
Parks, etc., to communicate with these Offices
regarding their vaudeville and outdoor attrac-
tions.  Address Eastern or Western Office,
as may be most convenient.
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WESTERN OFFICE          EASTERN OFFICE
Majestic Theatre Bldg. St. James Building
CHICAGO                NEW YORK
THEATER MANAGERS.
Harry G. Somers has returned to Neow
'ork after a trip to South Bend, Goshen
itd Elkhart. Ind.
Ed Lampson, ianiager of the Palms
tnd   Fern  tteatersl at  Leavenworth,
Kti.. nwas t recent visitor in Chicago.
Earl Sipe, manager of the Broadway
heatci'r tt Logansport, Ind., disconnected
uIndoville for one week tind provided a
iulni n of the Orphou stock company.
L. J. Delamarter pronises to htve at
titte line of vsaudeville acts at the Ra-
itnona theater near Grand Rapids, Mich.,
lie coming summer. The opening bili
will run eight days and after that the
acts will remain there a week.
M. C. Ward, formerly manager of the
Acadety of Music at Sterling, Ill., and
favorably known it the profession, is a
candidate for mayor of that city at the
coming spring election. Mr. Ward is said
t stand a good chance of winning out.
Franklin Brooks, for  the  past five
months manager of the Cascade theater
at New Castle. Pa., has opened a new
theater, The Auditorium, in Latrobe, Pa.
George Clay succeeds Mr. Brooks in New
Castle.
J. E. Powell, manager of the Grand at
Fairmont, W. Va., bought out The Time,
Place and the Girl. Which played there
recently and "stood *'m iup." He cleared
$450 on the engagemint after paying a
liberal guiarantee. Earlier in the seasonl
lIt' cleared $500 on Follies of 1907.
L. M. Crawford has closed a deal for
a half interest i tle new ivaudeville
hiouse -vhichi oplenevd at Wichita, Kans.,
A\pril 1. L. M. Miller retains a half in-
rest in the theaterandewillbeatheamaln-
;t r   Mr. Crawford announces that lie
Iis abandoned his plan of erecting a
n \\ theater in Wichita now  that this
dni has been conisisitiated.
Jean Kernan, manager of the Auditori-
nii at Baltimore, is to become business
nitnager of Eva Fay, whose    husband
Iuil himself on the Pacific coast some
liiian igo. Mrs. FaY is the daughter-in-
Iiw of Anna Eva Pay. Kernan will re-
It'll to Baltimore next season. Will A.
I'lte  'ill haive a s tock at that theater
"'Imnencing Easter Monday.
Charles E. Smith, formerly manager of
III, Princess theater, a motion picture
and vaudeville house, at Youngstown,
Ohio. has lost a bitterly contested suit
agtainit the ownters  of the  playhouse.
Smith was doing a "turnaway" business
ii the Princess when the owners leased
Wioer is head to other tenants. Claim-
inl a verbal lease, Smith fought the case,
ilt lost.
Fred W. Jencks, owner of the Elgin
(iti) opera house, filed an answer in the
< ircuit court denying that Clara E. Jencs
is his wife or that she is entitled to a
I'cree of separate maintenance. He ad-
mits that he was married to her July
17. 1883, but avers that in 1899 he was
granted a decree of divorce  in  Kings
ounty, Washington. After obtaining his
iecree, Jencks declares, he contracted e
second marriage with Mary   E. Jones,
wvith whom lie now is living.
William F. Lipp lis had the Academy'
tit Sterling, Ill.. handsomely redecorated.
niaking a number of changes that are
tilei ng to patrons. Early last season a
lii  iwcurtlin was installed and the
iuiterior of the house was redecorated.
htt the effect failed to pletase Mr. L.ipp
wvo has had the side walls gone over
iain and painted a dark, rich green.
't   trimmings are now of a dark rich
teamny green which blend well with the
ienainder of the decorations, the whole
niaking a very pleasing effect.
ON THE PACIFIC COAST.
n   Right of Way has made a big lilt
''it the Pacific coast.
nMoulon isimaking a great hit in
1, Sultan of Stulu at the Princess in
Frisoo.
'111 New Orateum in Frisco will open
April 1S, three years to a (lay from the
time it was destroyed by fire.
Tailiel Sully is appearing at the Amer-
ii Frisco this week in The Match-
iiitker.
titles  tmroy visited Paul Gilmore, nwho
Ispescrnting The, Boys of Compatny B
ito Pacific coast cities.
.\rllur C.o s-\iston assisted in the stage
irb,'tion of Pretty Peggy at the Valen-
cin theater in San Francisco.
President Meyerfield, of the Orphouim
''itituit. will o' his vffifes to the new
theniter in San Francisco oi April 10.
Bllssoiat Seocvt. subrctte of tltc Kolb
it Dill showin. Playing the Ponies, has
'tren  from  te cost eoing to illness.
'I'lte sliOw io at  esiri~ni's this n'ee.
Prom  Rdwood City comes a wail of
Ibatist.  It seems that the nill Ponv
oipany, which has been playing one
night stands in the smaller towns, ar-
alved there coitnident with ani article in
lie San Jose tercury which was ine
I the wvorst roasts ever given a show.
T lerbert Ealand, manager of the
tripe, stated that the roast w'as occa-
sioned by a disagreement between him
and the manager of the San Jose lthei-
tr aind that the latter used his ifluecie
t. itive the show condemned. The man-
of the Redwood City house sent
'ot dodgers stating that he would re-
turn the money of any dissatisfied per-
s on after the third act. The play was
ia. 11 patronized aiti it is said in one Nvas
t 1Id  who  n   I l e im  for the uire
,,f his mnloe.
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