Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 3, 1909)
Murdock, J. J.
A timely talk to film men, pp. 19-21
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. 21 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. 21