Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)
Vaudeville, p. 21
September 28, 1907. THE SHOW WORLD TlE oiPening of the Olympic theater, Monday, Sept. 16, was auspicious. 'The Kohl and Castle playhouse has heen tastefully, if not extravagantly decorated, and the original Chicago home of viriety has emerged from its ordeal of lire with flying colors. Arrangemefits made during the enforced closing will aid greatly to the comfort of the Olym- pie clientele, The features of the bill were Ethel Levy, a stunningly gowned lady from the "legit," and a wriggling, writhing gentleman named Haslam who twisted and turned to the accompaniment of slow music, and successfully extracted himself from 57 different varieties of strait jackets. Ethel Levy, formerly Mrs. George Cohan, sang some diminutive, dainty dit- ties that were evidently first 'card in the 'alls of Lunnon, and gave a piano- logue that allowed the introduction of two of her former successes-"Good-bye Flo" and "I Was Born in Virginia." Al- though Miss Levy remained cool, gra- cious and dainty looking in her pretty frocks, and Haslam became very warm and excited, judging from the applause Miss Levy was the more popular offer- ing of the two. Haslam's Act Wonderful. Haslam is really quite wonderful, and the slippery gentleman, not forgetting his nobbily clad lecturer, is fully worth the timle given him. H--arding and Ah Sid presented a skit entitled Happenings in a Chinese Laundry which has calam- itous results for the Mongolian, but is the reason for many titters. Mile. Olive appeared in a fast, snappy juggling act which ended in a whirlwind of plates slung at the little lady's head who caught them dexterously. Harry Beaumont, Gil Brown and Kemp's Tales, all of whom have been reviewed previously in these columns, pleased and met with approval. The Hallbacks gave a singing and dancing act of considerable merit, although the ad lib fooling is very tiresome. The man is a clever dancer and a good shouter and could probably do better as a sin- gle act. Emmonds, Emerson & Em- monds were placed too far up on the bill for the quality of their act, the best bit being a burlesque on the inevitable lady with the two-story hat. Count iDe Butz and Brother closed the bill with a meritorious bicycle act, and others on the bill were Shannon & Majestic Bill Pleasing. A bill that offered a pleasing variety of acts was disclosed last week at the Majestic theater, and entertained the large audiences that were the rule of the week. Julius Steger in The Fifth Com- mandment presented a sketch that is al- most devoid of comedy, the only touch of humor being the attempt of a street play- er with predatory instincts to conceal a large vase in his hip pocket. Mr. Steger gave a careful. conventional portrayal of the artist that discovers his child, and the ass sting company was fullycapable. The .setting of the act is notably handsome, and the lighting effects most praisewor- thy. Frank and Jennie Latona gave an en- tertaining musical act. MisshLatona pos- sesses a voice of more than ordinary sweetness and purity and takes her high notes with gratifying ease. Mr. Frank Latona played the viola artistically. Gus Edward's School Boys and Girls seemed to please, especially Herman Timberg as Patrick Levy. Adolf Zink contributed a clever bit to the bill, his imitation of a girl being the best of his work. But Mr. Zink should never attempt to sing. His singing voice is notably grating. Col. Bodreverry gave a good shooting act which concludes with the rather startling feat of the Colonel disrobing his assistant by shooting the connecting buckles and things that fasten herapparel. The Quaker CityQuartette, four sweet-voiced singers with a novel setting; the Ellis-Nowlin team, an acro- batic act of merit with consid-rable com- eyinterspersed, and Cleone Pearl Fell In a singing and dancing sketch met with favor, while Norton proved entertaining ifi his specialty. The Falls of 64 was on too early in the evening for the qual- ity 'of the performance. The bill was closed by the Otto Brothers. a duo of German comedians of the ordinary type. Many Clever People Seen. A bill of variety and worth was pre- sented last week at the Chicago Opera House. Paris Chambers, a cornet virtu- oso of more than ordinary worth, ren- dered a number of selections artistically. Mr. Chambers plays pleasing selections. his high notes possess great clarity, and he has an attractive stage presence. Others on the bill were Arthur Dunn and Marie Glazier In an amusing act, and Mayme Remington and Picks, Ward & Clurran, Enimma Francis and Arabs, T'hose Four Girls, Itarry Webb and Frankie La Marche have been previously reviewed in these columns. The bill presented at the Haymarket last week was well balanced and enjoy- able. Flo Irwin headlined and Polly Pickle's Pets, Elmer 'lenley, Three Sis- ters Urima, George Wilson, Makmuri, Kaufman Sisters and Dick Miller, acts which have been the subject of previous comment in THE SHOW WORLD, were well recelived. The Kinodrome presented the ustial delightful films. The bill presented last week at the Orpheum was an enjoyable melange of singing and dancing, pleasing sketches and deft juggling. The first bill pre- sented included the Mosts in a singing and dancing sketch; Farrell & Le Roy, comedy and songs; Hazel Gloss in illus- trated songs; Eddie Moon, styled the musical kid; Herbert & Rogers, wooden shoe dancers; Innes & Ryan in a smart sketch, and the latest motion pictures. 'i'Le bill presented during the late after- noon and evening enlisted the services of Ed & May Woodward in a comedy sketch; Harry Clark, a sweet voiced singer of illustrated songs; 'Walter Dan- iels in some clever impersonations; Stella Rinehart, a graceful dancer; Kip and Kippy in a juggling act that is better than the ordinary run; Murphy & Vidocq in a funny lot of nonsense; and Wil- liams, 'Thompson & Hoey, the comedy tinee. The bill , the Orpheum for the week of Sept. 23 includes Gilroy Haynes and Montgomery, awlis and Von Kaufman, Annie Morris, Harry Newman, Four Juggling Jordons, Chris Lane, Majestic Four. The Vagges, Ferndez May Duo. MeMahon's Pullman Porter Maids will call all aboard at the Majestic theater the week of Sept. 30 and Rob- ert Hilliard and company will appear in As a Man Sows. The bill includes The Quartette; Jack Norworth, in a monologue; the Four Golden Graces. a posing act; the Genaros Band; Lill- ian Ashley, in songs and imitations; Willa Holt Wakefield, "song reading;" Four Baltus, Olympian acrobats; Charley Crenyon, ventriloquist and the Kinodrome. Flo Irwin will be the headliner at the Chicago Opera House, appearing in Mrs. Peckham's Carouse, which created such a favorable impression when presented recently at the Majes- tic. Others on the bill are Viola Gil- idte and Geo. MacFarlane, Three Sisters Urma, Elmer Tenley, Jackson Family, George Wilson, Bell Hatha- way's Monkeys. Avery and Pearl, Ed- win George and the Kinodrome. The bill at the Olympic for the week of Sept. 30 is Jane Courthorpe & Co In Lucky Jim. Mayme Gelirue & Co.. Young & De Voie Anita Bartling, the De Camos, Clark & Duncan, Frederic Heider and the Kinodrome. Wm. Courtleigh, in the much talked about sketch, Peaches, will head the bill at the Haymarket. Others on the bill are Col. Bordeverry & Co. in a shooting act, Jack Wilson Trio. Oter- ita and her dancer. Mr. a d Mrs F~rederick Voeclker. Three Abdellah Bros., Daisy Dumont, Eernice Howard & Co.. Burt and Bertha Grant. Joe Car- roll, Ingraham and Campbell, Eldridge and the Kinodrome. AMUSEMENT MEN BANQUET. Concessionaires at Riverview Park an: Managers Meet at Table. The banquet tendered by the con- cessionaires of Riverview Park to the park management on the evening of September IS was a complete success. and succeeded in promoting a feeling of harmony and good-will that will orove of immeasurable benefit to both the managers and concessionaires dur- ng the next season. George H. Hines was chairman of the banquet committee, which In- -luded Dan E. Mulvey, M. A. Fisch- rupp and Eli Van Ronkel. The guests from the park were Paul V. Cooper. President: Wm. M. Johnson, secretary; N. P. Valerius, treasurer: Thomas W. "rior, promotor of publicity; Frank Fisher, chief electrician and Charles Wilson. chief of police.- The other guests of the evening-, were Paul tHowse, manager of White City; Leon- ard Wolf, manager of Sans Souci: Charles R. Francis. manager of the Chutes; Aaron J. Jones. secretary and treasurer. Adolph Linick and Peter J. Schaefer of White City and the New Orpheum. Mr. Hines was the toastmaster of the evening, and the concessionaires present were Fred Kuss of the Deep 21 Palmer House ORPHEUMCHICAGO SIX SHOWS DAILY -11:00 a. m., 1:00-3:00-5:00--7:00--9:00 IMPROVED VAUDEVILLE WEEK SEPTEMBER 23 Gilroy, Haynes & Montgomery Rawls & Von Kaufman Annie Morris Majestic Four Harry Newman The Perrys 4 Juggling Jordans Ferandez May Duo Chris Lane The Vagges LATEST MOTION PICTURES ALWAYS A ENTIRE CHANGE GOODASHOW 10-20-30 CENTS EACH WEEK Theatre to Lease In Sieboygail, Wis. God location. Or some one to take management as a 5c or 10c house. Address ROBT. GRAFF, 823 Penn Ave., SHEBOYGAN, WIS. \0NEER OF THE FILM RENTING BUSINESS VCOR RAP CHICAGO FilmExchange 120East Randolph Street, sifLL HICAGO, ILL. S/ZES AGENT5 Zo C//S -FOR THE 1ZWr/V STOCH VIASCOPE- .RECE/ VED. rAG T/i FOR SALE MUSLINER TROUPE OF EDUCATED ANIMALS Two Pigs, three Sheep, one Spanish Angora Goat. This is one of the greatest animal acts on the road. No competition, a snap for soe one. The field is all your own. First come first served. My reason for selling, my two troupes of Dogs and Monkeys require my entire attention. EDW. MUSLINER JACKSON, MICHIGAN Sea Divers; Capt. Chas. Browning, of the Miniature Railway; C. B. Danner, of the Double Whirl: Dr. C. N. Forbis, )f the Infant Incubator; Charles An- dress, of the Aryana; George Tennison, )f the Scenic Railway and Hell Gate; Frank and Charles Johnson, of the !oft drinks and lunch concessions; W. S. MacCollins. of the Paris by Night; H. e . Eiglehartm of the Electric theater; C. C. Hammond. of Salome; 'at Harmon. of the skating rink; M. B. Becker, of the Goringo; G. DC. Miles tad Win. H. Manheim, of the Lover's bane; Charles Wright and William Malcomn of the Great Train Robbery; Hi. L. Siggins, of the goat and launch concessions, and H. L. Negley of the automobile concession. The banquet was held at the River- view Casino, and the menu arranged by ,ohn Lazars w;vs delightful. Mr. Lazars was in tntire charge of the entertainment once the guests entered the Casino, and he acquitted himself with great credit. During the course :f the evening music was discoursed by a band of eighteen pieces, and among those that responded to toa st s were Messrs. Paul Cooper. W. M. John- son. N. P. Valerius. Aaron J. Jones, Adolph Linick and Peter Schaefer. The banquet lasted three hours and as a means of promoting harmony among the different concessionaires and the park management, is noteworthy and worthy of consideration of parkis throughout the country. The organization at Riverview is a permanent institution, and will serve in the future as a common meeting ground for mutual debate between the management and the concession- ai res. R~iverview Park has enjoyed a most successful season, the conces- siontires are all eminently satisfied with results, for which great praise is due to the management of the park Messrs. Cooper, Johnson and Valerius C. H. Dodge, manager of the Casino summer theater at Keokuk. Iowa, was a caller at the offices of THE SHOW WORLD while in Chicago making ar- rangements for booking and equipment ofa new vaudeville theater to be opened in Keokuk, Oct.Il, to be known as the Star. * * * Ruth Holt is meeting with success in hernew sketch, The Chance of the Sea- son. * * * Aubrey Boucicault has accomplished the vaudeville plunge with She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not.