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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)

Editorial,   p. 14


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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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Advertisements forwarded by mail must
be accompanied by remittance, made pay-
able to THE SHOW WORLD PUBLISHING
CO., to whom all business communications
should be addressed.
SUBSCRIPTIONS:
(Payable in Advance)
Domestic:
Four Dollars a Year.
Foreign:
Five Dollars a Year.
DISTRIBUTING AGENTS:
The Western News Company
and its
International Branches
MANUSCRIPTS:
The Editor will not be responsible for the
return of unsolicited manuscripts, but It
stamps are enclosed they will be returned
if found unavailable.
Anonymous matter will not be considered
under any circumstances. Writers desiring
their names to be withheld from publication
must so state beneath their signatures.
We do not solicit contributions from un-
authorized correspondents, but in special
Instances we will consider contributions
bearing upon a topic of vital Interest to the
professio n of entertainment.
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.
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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
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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.


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