Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 11, 1908)
Patrick, Warren A.
Pat-chats, p. 16
Stageland: stories of the past and present, p. 16
THE SHOW WORLD PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK BY The Show'World Publishing Co. WARREN A. PATRICK, General Director SHARLES ULRICH. AUGUST PROBBEL. Editor Business Mar. 11-65 Grand Opera House Building 87 South Clark Street CHICAGO, U. S. A. LONG DISTANCI TALEPIONE CENTRAL 1577 CABLUADDRISS(REISTIRED)"SHOWORLD" NEW YORK OFFICE, 939 K ickerbocker Theater Bldg. l:ties L. Hoff, Manager PHILADELPHIA OFFICE, 213S Arch Street, Walt Makee, Manager. CINCINNATI OFFICE, Runey Building, Clarence E. Runey, Manager. KANS S CI Y OFFICE, 401 Scarritt Buildiiig, W1. It. Draper, Manager. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE. 127 Montgomery Street, Irving M. Wilson, Manager. Entered as second-class matter, June 25, 1907, at the Postoffice at Chicago, Illinois, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION: Payable in Advance. Year ..................................$400 Six M onths................................ .... 2.00 Three Months.......................... -1.00 Fvoreign subscriptions $1.00 extra per year. 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THE SHOW WORLD is desirous of securing representatives in every section of the United States and Canada and to that end correspondence is Invited from young men of good personal address in all communities not yet covered by this Journal. We want energetic, wide-awake correspondents of business ability who will, acting as absolutely impartial ob- serversl of events, provide us with the latest and most reliable news of amuse- ment happenings in their locality. Ex- cellent opportunity. Liberal comnih- son. For particulars address Corre- spondence Editor. THE SHOW WORLD. Chicago. DEFENDS THE DRAMA. Editor THE SIIOW WORLD: I roadwith interest yor caustic teply itn a recent is- sue so te m inisterial criticism of the stage itade by a Chicago divine. If you wsill per- taic me, I should like to add thereto the There are more mnisiters in the peniten- tiaries, proportionately, than actors. This mninisler spoke of the pagan isirlis of tite theater. Let mue tell you something about that births. The three great writers of tragedy in ancient Greece were Aeschsylus, Sophocles, and Ettripides. To Aeschsylus, who led in the van of dramatic enterprise, as ie did in the field of Marathon, the sanction of ,intiquity has ascribed unrivaled powers over lthe realti of astonishment and t error. He wsas t poet of the highest order, confidet thai lie addressed att audience prompt to Itidle ht the heroic scene which lie placed lefore them. le composed seventy plays, waining the prize for excellence thirteen tianes, and the judges of Greece were not all pIs rmoral tone Is pure, and his dramatic poer, as exhititted in somte parts of 'Pro- methous Bound," Is not surpassed in points of sublimity by any of his famous succes- Soephoeles is considered the most slilful clasnintist, and next to Aeschylus the great- est of the Greek tragic poets. It was the nject of Sophocles to move sorrow and cinipanssit rather lban to texcit indigna- lien and terror, lie wrote otie hundred 4ARREN4- L1TRIC/ IN THE issue of THE SIO11T WORLD of April 4 appeaired the largest single ad- vertisonent ever given to an amusement journal in the world. I refer to the four-page display of the Kleino Optical Company, of Chicago, calling attention to the independent film subjects controlled by that company not yet teleased. The advertisement contained the deseriptins of sonie 150 film subjects, the num- her of words approximating 15,000. I merely call attention to this circunstance as showing the confidence of ad- vertisers in TIE SHOW WORLD as a, edium for reaching the clientele they seek. Mr. George Kleine, who is one of the foremost figures in the moving picture industry in this country, emphatically expressed this confidence when he gave to this journal exclusively in advertisement which other amu'sement jouruals clamored for in vain. Mr. Kleine selected THE SHO WORLD as the best nedittm for the exploitation of Ilis idet aic that the results of this jtdiciots sciection will warrant his course atid indorse Isis sagacity, I ant thsoroeughly coniniced. The business of advertising has been reduced to a science as exact as astroosmy navigation and mathematics. IT IS MERELY A SELECTION OF THE PROPER VEHICLE. Judicious advertising is not a matter of sentiment, but business. A large department store doing business with tile public from day to day would be committing a folly to advertise in a weekly journal devoted to stock-jobbing or to finance. A drug house will not advertise in a journal devoted to the dry goods trade. When Mr. Kleine, therefore, sought the best vehicle for bringing to the moving picture trade the character of his wares, lie selected THE SHOW WORLD because this jottrnal fra its beginitng in Jtne, 1907, has, vithiout negleatitg oier it- por-ttnt titiusetient interests, paid esicial atitetntioti to tlsis great atidgrowing !Ii- hustry to the degree that all iedentifeed ithereswithi recogtnize it AS THE SOILE AUTHORITY ON MOVING PICTURE MAT"TERS IN THIS COUNTRY. Mr. Kleine is too shrewd a business iman to be swayed by sentiment when busi- ness is concerned, and that lie should have selected THE SHOW WORLD as the advertising vehicle best qualified to serve his purpose, that of reaching more than 10,000 moving picture men in all parts of the world, lie has paid me a high coipli- ment and stamped THE SHOW WORLD with the insignia of premiership in this important branch of the varied profession of entertainment. THE SHOW WORLD IS THE RECOGNIZED ORGAN OF ALL AMUSEMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY AND ADVERTISERS SEEKING TO ENLARGE THEIR BUSINESS BY TRAFFIC WITH THOSE CONNECTED THEREWITH WILL FIND THIS THE MOST LOGICAL VEHICLE TO THAT END. The Jolly Circus Season is Now Upon Us. With the opeintg of tile great Ritiglitig Bros. World's Greatest Show at the Coliseums, Chimcsgo, Apil 2, tlsc happy citens season tith libe said to lie itsfttll sitsg. Everywhsere the wvinter qetarters oif the circuses are beimig deserted aise wvithsintiue next few days the mnarch of the invading white tops will resound in every state of the Uion. iTheodor of the sawdust willclin to theIostrils of the sIvall1 t for thle isext six nisottis atid the old folkes, too, wvill fitid it convetnietnt t~l "visit tile rnenagerie" when the tents are spread upon the lot. The allurements of the circus ire irresistible and as it has endured from the time of the Caesars to the present day, soit isreasonabl to presirne that otriroge sinto the twentieth generaio wiiifind thesvwhite tolsaidtheirvariedattractios magets of tremsenidous drosstug power. The Ringling Bros. 'World's Greatest Show is not an empty term. It is a superb spectacle which only the system of concentration employed by these circus kitigs has rendered possible. The aggregation is gigantic, and its Herculean proportions make it the wonder of the century. The management of this tremendous eiterprise is in itself a brilliant tribute to American pluck, genius, perseverance, HONESTY OF PURPOSE AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO PRINCIPLE. But for the exercise of these qualities, the Ringling Brothers, whose lortraits adorn the cover of thisu issue, never would have risen to pre-eminence in their field nor would they now be wearin the crown as MONARCHS OF THE CIRCUS WORLD. During the current season, THE SHOV WORLD will be the organ of all out- doorutamusemtsets. Especilnttemsior.sibehpldtotheiretes, pPs dks fairs, car- nivals, etc. Every circus of note os its use field will carry with it a SHOW 'WORLl correspode l tio owill supplytea os joarval n bt uthe iest relamostoreiale ers of their aggregaionas. Te geferal t u nhlic will find its THE SHOW WORLD therefore the persoal details regarithg ow peole they se looking for. anto it thtis regard IT WILL SURPASS ALL OTHERJOURNALS IN THEAMUSEMENT FIELD. Amusement Parks and State and County Fairs. Its this issue will lie fouttd theC tst comp5lete park atid toir lists pubtlisheed. They will he valtiattle to shtowv lloele anid stees hiavitig buinless relttk i with pork and ftair nmanagers its ail parts of the coiuntry. The lists isill he itncreasedl from sveek to weeke; but iconmplete as they ioss are, they wsill be fouttie tet lie of utility to professionatls of every degree. To the etfd that te lists may le of practical value to all concerned, park and fair managers are requested to notify this office of possible errors in the lists. Especial care has been taken to revise the dates, initials, etc., and I believe the work las been well done. Thousands of performers and attaches of the amusement parks will ind these lists worthy of preservatio for reference. Meanwsile natl- agers of parksamid seeroettiries of fit whose -'fuseris iretotlisncluled is tihe lists to dste, will be wise to forward their data to this office without loss of time, so that they may secure representation . plays, of which only seven have come down to us. Amomng these seven is Oedipusox exslci in subtlety of strutcture is the msterpsiece of the Greek drama. The horror ot Oedi- pus, occasiomied by a sttdden amid ever- islirning rcaerse, is an exquisite study of the hsumtan soul, and the whoe Play is a terrible exhibition of tie Ietr cure of fate. Euripides is said to haVe writteft one hundred plays; the names of seventy-five of them were engraved upon the pedestal of an extant statue of him. Only eighteen have reached posterity. Modea was brought out inr 4311 . C. The sceno in swhih Meden has resolved so sat- risce her inocent cildren for the hur- hose of pulshing her faithless hifsamd, is oto of tihe most afecti g scees in thie an- nals of tragedy. The iassio of wof ic re- doeiates in his plays, amid lie appears so be thie fs Greek Fahe paid tribute to thi to idec passio, a sentient that has been ste moovinig cautse of so mtamny mosdcerti plays. Aristolihanos wsas for forty' years the great burlesqus critic of Ated ian life, p - litical, itellectualh, nmoral, amid social. He wyrote fifty-four comiedies. of ashicht ttsere elevems extant. Though Isis satire deserves censure. it, from mhe richess of Iis fancy ad the gaiety of his tetpa fully deserves Ithe title of the Fat mser of Comedy. So much for the agn birth of the the- ater, but let s comse doa a tost years and e find the glory of hI Spacish draina refached its height in the plays of Calderon in tielsc wve see the utnsost exhsuberatice of life. Turnm to the Frends stage, amid it as' consider Molere's int all the highserous plays that emanated feos li fertile hrain peceie a cemdsnt asarfart against vice aind folly. Racimie, amiettier Frenchmnan, cxceled in reflsetnen t anid liartioly of aersi fl cation. In Phaedra lie does not attemtpt thse highest poetrh-, bitt the jealous fremzyof the herine is a,'lsnoseded to lie a great achsieemnt ii ptore passion. It ilas heel soul of i'(lohte's Futte tlist diiih lite is miade Is smtad for eterni111 sihtillr is excelled a dig the dat atists 1t usrmany onlys1b Goethe in tloe poiser in vasIh,'hle explreses sutblisme thsoughts and dItpicts the asorking of ideal passions. 'hisoo are the fountilns of the drama a-it lii olid call doubt thsdir puit and stcl 15d e 1leiice. Ti say that thi draiai theme time is a child of sin is ais absurdity. J EDGE. I)onovan Off to Kentucky. Gee. F. Donovan, mianager ef he Follies of 190. left Chicago last sick o ' ducah. Ky.. to complete all arrangient, foir Ili openinilg of the lila shies it tshot city- on May 4, under ste ausices of its EI ks. The Follies of l90S will lie tls tea- ltre sliew of Snyhder's Gr'eitesl Shtos Uited. of whlich Harry Sny'der is the gems- eral manager, and which will tour the country under canvas. The equipmen.idit in- eludes a 190-ft. round top, with seven forty middle pleces. New Chicago Booking Agency. Chatlcs Dutrick, until recently associated with the Henderson Booking Exclhange, has netned a suite of oflices at 30-31 Grand Opera Iec building, Chicago, and will conduct a auileville exchange under the naie of the Chicago Booking Agency. Mr. Dutrick, who is well and favorably known to the profession of entertainment. is undoubtedly one of the iest 1ooing agents i the cuntry. oenillg lis first office itt sai Francisre ashere Ise 1sooked tie houses thein controlled by John Parisian "Vidows Fined $200. 'hePalisian Tidow Burlesuers, who played at tbs Star and Garter theater, Chicago, last aseek, wcre fined $200 by Manager Hermann foir refusing I oiht suggestive naterial iue- penciled by Ie o1ci-al cinor if the house. mU 15 OR FTHEPAST PRESEAFT I KEMR Le Maitre and Queen 'ictoria. rederie Le lteute, gle areat Prelt a,- er, once played several scenes beforeQueen ,ictoria, ftoti his Porte iatttin itees, T ohe Rag pieer. TI rtueit aids grceat interested in the portrayals and at the clse inquired how it was possible there were s, iay unhappy people in the French nation. ''Your highness,'' replied Le Mlitr , I~ov ing, "they are the Irish of Frane." o * * * Chorus Girl Repartee. Seseral chorus girls of a musical reve vere discussing the shortcomings Of certain mtemebrs of their comnpany. One of them, more noted for her gallantries than her professional talents, rallied another ol lie urgemiess of lier wisst. fMy sist may be large," said the of- feded Merry Maiden, ''but I thatt teasen ita is ot as slender as your reputation." Sheridan's Principal. Sheridan, playwright, scholar, Wit and spendthrift, was the despair of lhis credi- tors. One of them, a tailolr. one day Urged him to at least pay himii tile interest upon Isis bill. 'Coe come,' respotded Seridan, joti- ally. ''It is not isyi iterest to liar thfie prini al, nor il' principal to pay the is. terest.'' It is tineldles5 15 ade itt theii,,1 never was discharged. Charles Barrymore's Wit. The late Charls Barrymore was a wit, though often his satire was cutting and gave offense. He Iew how to praise, however, and one day lie extolled a cer- tail crii cihomi he well knoiw was no ad- mirier of his. "You praise that man?" inquired a friend in surprise. "Aren't you aware he says you tire tie aetor?" ''01, that's all riglit,'' ros'lldedl gaity Msore. 'It's ilsore tan likely bothi of is tmay lbe miistakent.'' A Typographical Playwright. A Chicago printer onc wrote a play antl sulitstted a printed copy thereof to Barry- moe, tfir his iiliott. 'l'e tactor s'aao'a 1d Iihe little oluie catrefla' btt delayed ni "WNhat do you think of thre play," in- lutired th, printer a few days later. '"A work of art, sir, full of beaities!" re- liii1 narrymore enthlsisiioticalli. "Yotr clarneters, especially th c apitals are per- fect, and the workmanship is exquiite.' Earnings of Stage Favorites. In tlese days of princely salaries paid to stage stars it -eill ibe interesti to nt tt s actresses ia the earls titt oi tte ciiglitcett citutry' necelaecl hilill M110le today it is a atter of lsonds. Laini Fetn, st aterRiar s aeca ti the buch- cen of solten, as a ate er ofe ihai ish agreetcopany its Lto ang reirtias a pophular star at a salary of fifteent sil tittgs a wveek. 'When the Beggar's Opeta ii'it prnodced at t.,ttcslt's tots Fields, in 17"S. Mt'inager Bics trade a bid fer Ills. Fenton 's 0. viee' and after somed 'lill' site agrceed to tiakce tsc chantge tor thity shillintgs or 07.50 a week. In thcse days of rich teilettcs and automobiles, fancy a comsic opera queen worling for so munaift' cent a salary! 111acready Foiled by an Actor. Mlacrady was a stage tyrant at rehears- ale i ittite itnppl atmomg tIC actsti its tis sitpport. 'lie great tradieliat insist' ec uton holding the center of fite sace at tall ltinies atic hils swill si lass "tit 011 iglit itent la'itg Hatilt la uet Or- leans he met his tmatch in tie person who iiti` 15aaitg iihe k intg. Jit as tiilet stab vd dis inglt tls hatten resoled to die it the entier of tes stage in sIict ady elit. 'cicl pison ii is huil , iti thttll'it viinss and ie wiai in the agonies of deth witet lie etsrved the king 0itli" 1tll the slit 'seleccid lit the imelanchohy pail for his diesoluttitr eIout efthelre!'' iilttsihdl iAfcteal to the dying king. 'That is im slOt. ''ITm king and I'll lie whbe, 1 please, responded the actor wilth ati extr writile o1 agton*. 'Pick out a place It tourself. ANcd Mal ready let outis I su I urther upI Otis Colburn's New .I. Thle Paths of Thtorns, a tt se 1.1lNIY f'ts ('onirs. Chic'tgo, c'ot'responenilit iffile Di' isissir Mirrorl' iias prodecteI ai the Bitsh 'Temple thetter for ile first titme ott al stage. Aptril A. Althistlgi iased upon thle tnosel ci All"' Katituh, Cltni's play diffoe lfrom the vehicle used by Virginia Iarned. The au' thor has nti followed the Tolstoy stor closely. Alinn Karenina is made the ces' tral figure in The Path of Thorns atd Ihe Ilay tells the fatmiliar stoy of toto the lih1 eand ant lien 11ic to,' ire Russil sold- \r. Vonsky. Ai attempt Itas be mtade to preserve Tolstoy's picture of RItssiln life. Seaeral characters not in the nocIl are 1n' troduced its the play. Enterprising Chicago Firm. Ani entiertrising Chicago fi wihiic toti nonly a yean olt . is aaiIyu t itto tins,ottntic is fits Cliirage .1tilsetnet 'otin'. which low controls seven cfces' tis it l 1cl a1memitdt parks nd fouthefir Iov-'ing picture holdings is the theatr at I E. Mahison Strcit. whielh is rcputel ti I one of Ie finst theatorittmt in t1t city Daniel E. Mulvey inil . A. F srupp are tite p-rrio nwmb...ers" of lie flmi. 16 April 11, 1908. I h8tit I Ia i i A M1