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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)

Vaudeville,   p. 21

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September 28, 1907.
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-
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
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
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.
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
Mr. Hines was the toastmaster of
the evening, and the concessionaires
present were Fred Kuss of the Deep
Palmer House
-11:00 a. m., 1:00-3:00-5:00--7:00--9:00
Gilroy, Haynes & Montgomery  Rawls & Von Kaufman
Annie Morris                 Majestic Four
Harry Newman                The Perrys
4 Juggling Jordans          Ferandez May Duo
Chris Lane                  The Vagges
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.
120East Randolph Street,
1ZWr/V STOCH                    VIASCOPE-
rAG T/i
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
*  *  *
Ruth Holt is meeting with success in
hernew sketch, The Chance of the Sea-
*  *  *
Aubrey Boucicault has accomplished the
vaudeville plunge with She Loves Me,
She Loves Me Not.

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