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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 11, 1908)

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Roche, John Pierre
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THIRTY-TWO PAGES
PRIGE TEN CENTS
THE SHOTIT ITOR LD
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AMUSEMENT WEEKLY
Published at 87 South Clark Street , Chicago, by THE SHOWI MORLD Pablising Co.
Entered as Second -Class Matter WAPREN A.PATRICK , GENERAL /RfCTOR atthePost-Office t cica6,llnoi,5'
June 25,1907                                    undertheHActHofICoCgressioflarc3,19
Volume II-No. 16.               CHICAGO                         April 11, 1908
GOSSIP OF PLAYS
IF at any the you have played Kalana-
louhave heard tell of     i l , for his re-
roo. Mich., you  know A  '113"b."  Mayhap
vils has  outgrown   tha   town .   "Bab,"
lose ex-officio cognomen   is Babcock, is
probably funny for the same reason       the
onimals eotered the ark-they had to. He
io the village humorist and     covers   the
"shows" for tis paper. He abandoned the
tEtglish language long  since; it was too
confining.  With  Thomas Lawson the has
onented a tongue requiring tens of lhyphens
ant hundreds of adjectives, and     his cr-
liues are as fresh and amusing as a pre-
oclouls clild, only they do not tire.  As a
result the owns Kalamazoo, not litorally,
It literaryly. If William  Jennings Bryan
wa spoaking in the local auditorium     on
national issues and 'Bab" was selling fake
jowelry fron a soap box on the corner, the
lter ouhld  ave the William    A. Brady
oot areooT him.  Babcock won't stay in
Kalamazoo forevelr-el has been tempted
olorarty. It is inevitable that he will hike
foo the B3lazing Trail, familiarize himself
oith Broadway and Broadwayites, and in-
crease to an extent the cheerfulness of the
are-worn inhabitants of Manhattan.
Hands-Across-the-Sea   item.     Channing
aull  1uther of The Secret Orchardsailed
I'loEglanod recently. While abroad he wilt
tiond a consolation party to be given by
Ierry Arthur J0ores wIho wrote The Evan-
-rlist. AtIt, tiremoe of sailing.Mr. Pollocko
had          on ecodit reI y f eom the hoarseness
crasioned by 'inging a triumphal ode at
the Beefsteak F'estival and Souse Sociable
tordered lh by the Success club. ReVold
lyolf records that his hoarseness on this
necasion oas as noticeable  as  his   vocal
huskoinRess onl the opening night of The Se-
ret Orchard, engendered by calling Author,
Author!
George Henry Payne, formerly dramatic
roittor of the Nero York Evening Telegram,
os nor out ahead of  e  road company of
T' he Wilthinog Titor. Mr. Payne edits alo
the BroxP paorbticaor, a political weeckly
tor wiclh A, . Ertanger sometimes writes
reviews of his own productions.
Collins & Iart, "those ltwo strong men,
A,111 to e tfeatorre of 'Fle Ftneer of the
tanc loile tatlmusical melagein offered
1 Ir ti(arricl tlraler, Chicago, tis sum-
000cr. 'flr do oesll pander to thre aptplause-
irentoc-rqot executoing  the  Merry  W,,inery
roatezloelv  feet above thre heads of lthe
audience.
Ezralendatll is said by lis press fgent
to ovl o greet fear that hie may forget
lirn  f and become an actor-bt1at toe lives
iconostanot dreol of sucho a lapse. Mr.
Illtottlol Performancre in Thre Lanod of Dot-
tots lololtringpeacre, reef and tranqlitoy
00tio loriod. Tbe suopreme artistry ion de-
lvering a three-act monologue remains un-
discovered.
A      .tenution ieni. Joho  Princ, Jr., Cl-
rueo Ctoslodeoot of the Newv Yorku Clip-
icr and ao promoinoent Friar, once appeared
Orito Billy Scanon, eowing to thee defectiona
of one of tile "prep"  children.  U'pon the
local Manager. John Stotson, inquiring tes-
tily: "Who the  --    spider was?"      r.
rinceo made a quick exit, but returned for
00oe work without pay.
lia roldlAlerige. gtilty of 'toroo' Cy
;1111 otloor veto erimee, loss conmpletedi the
0ook0 of Happy Youngsters, a miniature rot-
,al comrTl to further show      his vorsa-
ility. Mr Ateridge works upon the Chi-
C0 Brcooors' Journal and iwrits mnusical
mted    W ith I Williamr  Frederick  Peters,
comploosor of The Mayor of Totto.
Mareelle is the title of a musical play toe
huberts will produce shortly.   Long may
it ase Later report: It is authoritatively
otedthat the poece os a dramatization of
Hory (Harry) Woodruff's coiffure.
Walter Pritchoardl Eaton, play reviewrv
the  e Ne    York Soon, is representedi in
1  c current issue of 1Evybody's Magazine
a stpory, Wet Lilacs. Jake Shubert con-
tiders hitrthe set critic in New Yorl<.
Berjanin Chapin, a vaudeville feature ap-
Pearing in the title role of his owen sketch,
lincoln at the Whitehouse, recently copy-
ttlord  thi tabloid plays.  Lincoln figures
tt fourrf them.
Banquet item. Will Reed     Dunroy    and
1toe  A. Gothrio were seen entering Rig-
It'.ieo's, last wveeko. Wloen requoested for
tort irolorviete tire gentleneen stated that
toey'had nothing to gilve to the press.
Charles1B. Marvin, manager of the Mar-
leree theater, Chicago, has assumed charge
of1the College theater: vice Elizabeth Seb0-
her. Mr. Marvin makes both of his the-
atrical ends meet by hurrying from one
playhouse to the other in a huge touring
car, in which he contemplates installing a
AND
By JOHN PIERRE ROCHE
I lofft. Mr. Marvin is the third moatnagr inin: "I' nrot playing for famoe. Wh
the College theater has had this easoaon, 1,o0s Kankakee and Kalamazoo and Os
not due, it is annonced, to Iok of pt- hosh want of famn,? No, thy wrant amus
ronage. liss S11cc h eill lirnr a strok nwnI and I w<ant moy.I begin the d
S ykes Photo,' Chicago.         G;ILICE, .IAl1lVORTH.
(one  of  the  latt st   oquiitions  to  the  forces  of  Richard  0';rlo  is  fir te'  IRa wor
late a m.mb. r of it  College theater, t'Chicago. An actreso of unuoosual attainmrents, s
is a 00omNoan of hoaut and gora(e ano her mra tnoetismn has went for 1er a lost of adir
in Chieago. Mliso IHauorth opned with 1th te tarle company at Toronto, Can., April 6,
the shroeish owife in MIary's Lam  and scored a dcesir lilt.
0ompany at the Metropolitan theater, St.whern other people are closing it. I live
IPal, during the oumnoer.  It is rumored  hotels. I att lonely. I see people 1 loa
sloe rwill soon he married to a prominent    end despise. Every night I paint tmy
Wisconsin bankerc                            and work while other people sit idle. Tb
hriat toy life loos tbeen too fifteetn yr
Pauline Anthony, Robert Edeson's lead-      ea  ooglht of that but    fore 'Sotodays
ing wonan tn that cute little ilitary-TYil- some dirty teate.   Famne?    Nothi
lie play, Claosmates, has plaeod her foot   Keep off the stage!"
daintily but firmly upon fads. Her fad is                      t
not having a fad. Remarks Miss Anthony:      Bert Morphy,     the  man  who sines
"Fads! I detest them    all.  The stage is   teat the  hand." gave   a rerital at
fad enough for me and the fad that makes (rand Opera house, Chicago. last we
one a living is the only one I carn tolerate.  tvhen interviewed, the audience said
A life spent ott railroad trains, in comfort- lonsdered lIr. Morly nlouder detho11
toss hotels and to cold dressing rooms       omtiotum  of a  ucoiog toker onill
enough of a fad for anyone. After all it is at   rosthePes of ther rolored stock coorl
'rwork' that counts-not fads.              tt the 'eknotleater.
H tie  illamsonc. apeaed n te bck Double Trotuble, licebert Quticko's no
ateilareapare               ittobc       of a boom   towen arod ite people, has to
cow  of thne chorus of Nice's 109?,   It 00i dramatized and weth he produced noney
rerorded  that she   made   no  impression  son    The play, rbcois a romedy
whatsoe er, sa'e as a small part of the     four ac     st  IQuietus first essay
whtole etage picltre. dramatic construcrtion.
Maxine Elliott was recently interviewed.     Helen Ware has     been hailed by C
During the course of the talk she became     stance Skinner, dramatic editor of the
excited  and  "ceased  puffing daintily  on  cago American, as the coming enotir
her slender cigarette" long enough to ex-    actress; the critic of the Boston Tra
PLAYERS
script suggests in purest English that it
is the height of charity not to criticise
Ethoel Barryinore' s play, Her Sister, and
Joaq u in Millet', thne good, sovoot poet, terms
Mrs. Pat Co'apbell's play. Electra, monot-
at   onous, but with the monotony of the stars.
h1-    Mrs. Pat Campbell onr the occasion of
e-   hor recent engagement at Los Angeles spied
ay   Oitheman Stevens in the wings and asked
Ir. Dunn, her stage manager, "Who is that
- nan in the prompt entrance?"
"That's a press man," replied Dunn.
"Bless mel I'd no idea he was a gentle-
man," she answered.    "I thought toe was
the manager."     Once  Mlr. Sterons' social
status was determined irs. Campbell con-
fitted in hinm that: "Really, the theatrical
managers in New York are--well. really, if
I told you what I though of theim     you
could not print it. They have nothing but
the commercial idea, and they have that
so strong that one is constantly or guard
to prevent being svindled."
Marie V. FltzGerald on low she likes a
press agent's life: "Press agency is most
fascinating to me. When I werite a story I
have a long talk with     myself,  saying:
'Nosa, avill it or Avonit it tako?' And ther
Iawvait the papers in thre moorninrg. It to
like vaccination. Sometirmes it takes, some
Ilires it doesn't, and then again it is tot-
orvixt and between.   It is my    rotto-
'Laugh, no matter what happens!' To be a
press agent in every sense of tre terr ot
muot hav'e the losinrg inrstinrrt wvell devel-
oped."
Mistaken identity item. "Patsy Tohnson,
one of the meonbers of the Moonlight Maids
company, is the original of the heroine of
The Chorus Lady. Miss Johnson is said to
te the young woman that James Forbes
had in mind, and the little girl boars many
striking resemblances.   Patricia  O'Brien
and Paty Johnson are certairly fmuh alike
for I'alsv has thre same funod of good ]i-
nor  the same sharp witticisrs end ahun-
dulare of good nrature arnd is ever readly
to lauglh and joke with hter companions."
John Luther Long     desires to writo  a
oewspaper play.   "Reaistic,o yoo  Unier-
stroor1. Papecs all over Itre Itoor; merr hrard
rt ir.   F ie0a  us eit t connlte  a drama
for the use of Mrs. Leslie Cartec, unnamed
as yet. M~r. Long also discloses tine fart
athe fle   Tndred titles   ere cotsidered
eforea Te    Darling of thIe Gods seas so-
-pleeted,
tis   . Colurn  Ciicago rorresponert
of the Dratatic Mirror,   ras eopyri ud
nrltei play. This liCe tit  Ereroe treats
title is sa oas the tite inplise  The
111odenSans, r a Rlomancre of Notne.
faalmak of      ahus ouan life. Teur a  of
tons, 0s hornaopresenrteri h' err excellent
r.Iany of playor Ibis oeo at It Bust
thpl thana$3.5.
-rnk Adams and Will T Y ogh, it to ar-
edy to serious dranra. Thois tretrd torward
a ogedy oras to he observod in tre first few
ctformances of Honeyrtoon Trail.
Wrigt ioimer is appeari g in vaudr-
ote in a sketcir, A Clericol Error.   Thae
the t said to have bon soggeted by tne
fatal aistake of a  orpse wreasurer drig
g tc  Lottnere s tour in Tore Quicksands. ie
toade the receipts appear as $thear
Ito,  tran  .oti
11k  Roy   enlatyre item,  Don't Judge     her
000, 'ioo Ftaoottlv 'Till You Kow tier Sad
ae    lLove  oey i  leo title of a draona it four
sets recently copyrighted by Laurra Jeano
y ibbSititel:  ec friends  ot foreard as
iveontenuatig ctterrpsbarie l e fact blat
tot  sloe exists sin Breolopn.
ltre The St. Losuis Post-Dispatch upn Angus-
aIe Iou Thomas as a nespapner man: u      'Gus'
at' s   itomas' asigtnenis are drell covered-
hi, toenta appa go   orbsttadoweso
na  le             dehicago  scritti e griter, aeith a
n    teen eye for the value of the pittur-ssue
,and the unusural."
to    John Ryan, a young albeit good actor, is
the layitog this season as ltne Chinannan in
e  Little Johnnny Jornes.  It is trot wvhat Mr.
hoe.  Ryan is playing this season, lout whiat Ire
re ill do in years to comre thrat counots anod
blcis rwortho watching.
anti
00000'  Society item:  "Mrs. Mtarshoall Field has
green eighnt threater parties for The Mltr
from IHome since tire opening last Seloteno-
ovel Iner. Mrs. . Ogden Armour hras giv'en six
ert box parties, thne Hobart Chatfield-Chatfield
teai- Taylors have seen thne production at least
in five times, and one man at the Auditorium
Itn Hotel hns bouoght trvo tickets evecy owoek
since the play began."  This is either proof
ton- pnositive that the Indiana drama makues a
I- pnotent appeal to our best tiara-owners or
mnal else Chicago society has degenerated into
ons- the tirket-scalping business.
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