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

Greatest spectacle of the modern times,   pp. 28-29


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28                    THE SHOW WORLD                    J  909
Julyn1", 1o0.1
ROSENTHAL'S THEATER
MAKING BIG MONEY.
DUBUQUE, Iowa,.July 14.-Union
Park Theatr, severalmiles fromthc
heart of the city of Dubuque, Iowa,
which is playing vaudeville of high
class,and which is managed by Jake
Rosenthal, is one of the few parks
which is making money for its own-
ers. The mammoth theater is one of
the most beautiful outdoor houses in
the country, built at a cost of nearly
$30,000, having an immense stage,
dressing rooms, equipped elegantly.
two large green rooms, shower baths
on both sides, one side being used
for the ladies, the other tier of dress-
ing rooms for the gentlemen. Electric
fanls are installed in the dressing
rooms, as well as every convenience
a performer could desire. The thea-
ter is seated with large, roomy leather
opera chairs, is floored and roofed and
lyiinted throughout. Nothing but big
Orpheum acts are played, two per-
formances being given daily. The bill
for the fifth week (July 11-17) is
Jimmie Lucas, Bert Weston and com-
pany, Royal Japanese Four, The
Dancing Kiddies. La Crandall and
Grace Caborn. Motion pictures are
used at night. A complete vaudeville
orchestra is used nights, with pianist
afternoons.  Nearly $5,000 was ex-
pended for properties, draperies and
scenery. Performers who have played
the theater declare it to be the larg-
est and among the finest they have
ever played.-VERA.
Natatorium Park Attractive.
SPOKANE, Wash., July 14.-The
attendance at Natatorium Park is in-
creasing every week. Mme. Schell
and her lions provide one of the spe-
cial free attractions this week. She
aupears with her pets thrice daily.
The attraction is proving a big draw-
ing card. Bowen's American Band
plays two programs each day. Tues
day is ladies' and children's (lay and
they are admitted free. A number of
interesting sports are provided  for
the  youngsters.   Liberati's  Band
played 11 and 12. The band is onits
way to the A. Y. P. exposition.-
SYDNEY SMITH.
WANTED
Vaudeville and
Outdoor Acts
AT ALL TIMES
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GREATEST SPECTACLE
OF THE MODERN TIMES
"Creation," a Sequence of Superb Scenes Infused with Striking
Spirituality-Throng at Opening
The press of Chicago and vicinity,
city officials and professional men
and women received handsomely en-
graved invitations to witness the for-
mal opening of "Creation" at River-
view exposition, which occurred last
Friday night, July 9. It is said that
there were 8,000 cards sent out. Each
card admitted bearer "and party" and
nearly every bearer took liberal ad-
vantage of this extension and in con-
sequence it was estimated that fully
10,000 persons witnessed the miagnifi-
cent exhibition.
E. W. McConnell has outdone him-
self in the erection of the massive
and gorgeous home for this tmaster-
piece of panoramic art, conceived by
Austin. The exterior contains many
tons of plaster paris, which skilled
artisans have worked into white sta-
tuary and a festoon background for
myriad electriz lights  Life size fig-
ures of Adam and Eve guard either
side of the great archway entrance,
while in the center foreground stands
an heroic figure of a half draped
woman welcoming the visitors.
The Flower Girls.
As the invited guests were admit-
ted at the gateway, in many instances,
after waiting a half hour or more in
line, they were met by a group of
pretty flower girls and presented with
handsome peonies or carnations. The
crowd was adisitted, two thousand at
a time-for that is the seating capaci-
ty of the immense auditorium. They
climbed the carpeted stairs at either
side of the great arch of the lobby
and entered a spacious waiting room
upon the second floor. Here they
found wicker chairs, handsome oil
paintings, mnagazines and other crea-
ture  coisforts.  Thse   attendaints,
clothed in crean colored cashmere
suits and noiseless shoes, were here,
there  and   everywhere-supplying
chairs for the ladies-answering in-
quiries of the men, and the twenty-
minute wait in this room was made
most pleasant.
A Vast Auditorium.
There are a half dozen or more
doors leading out of this room into
the auditorium. At last they were
opened.  The crowd entered and
within five minutes the vast ampithe-
ater was filled to capacity. The only
lighting is from lights about the stage
"frame"-excepting the little red fire
lights above the ten or more exit
doors on either side of the hall, which
are so arranged that the big audi-
ence can be dismissed in three or four
minutes. The stage opening is low
and long-perhaps three times the
width of the average stage and al-
most as many times as deep. ,
Before the curtain arose the audi-
ence was lulled into wrapt attention
by the organ overture-a selection
from Haydn's exquisite "Creation."
The curtain went tip in darkness. The
lecturer, in deep, pleasing, well mod-
ulated tones, quoted from the first and
second chapters of Genesis. The lights
began to rise and displayed the sup-
posed chaotic condition of the ele-
ments before they were moulded into
earth. The flying clouds, the light-
ning, the unbridled sea, from which
great rocks began to rear their peaks,
the summoning of the sun, the moon,
the coming of vegetation and the cli-
inax, the conception of Adamls and
Eve, proved a sequence of superb
scenes infused with a striking spiritu-
ality. "Creation"is ttiegreatet spec-
tacle of theissodern tunes.-N\V. '\.
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WHEN IN DOUBT ASK
ETHIEL MAY
"THEMYSTERY GIRL"
Live Theatrical Manager to buy
half interest in modern Theater
30,000. Now playin successful 10-20-30 vaude-
ville.  For particulars address V. A. C., Sho World, Chicago.
STOCKHOLDERS ASK
FOR AN ACCOUNTING.
Continued from page 3.)
concessionwasdtaken from  one com-
pany and given to another headedby
Morris Beifeld, a brother of Joseph,
at a lowerpercentagefor thepark.
Calls Charges Groundless.
"All these charges are absolutely
groundless," Mr. Beifeld is quoted as
saying:  "I have paid White City
more than $150,000 in four years and
I have made only $40,000. As far as
the ice cream and milk concessions
are concerned it is for a court to de-
cide whether they are food or not.
I don't have to pay for food conces-
sions. I have never refused to allow
all of my books to be seen. As far
as the cost of the College inn is con-
cerned I could put up the building
and furnish it entirely  today for
$75,000.  It was unusual conditions
at the time of its building which made
it cost as much as it did. The park
altogether  cost $822,000. I siould
like to have the contract to build it
all now for $500,000."
Park Records Broken.
MINNEAPOLIS, July        10.-The
management of Wonderland Park an-
nounced that all attendance records
for the five years the park has been
open were broken on July 5. It is
claimed nearly 50,000 people passed
through the gates.
The management has secured a spe-
cial attraction for next week in James
J. Jeffries, who will box with his
sparring partner, Sam Berger, on the
open air stage.-BARNES.
Booking for Ak-Sar-Ben.
NEW YORK, July 14.-Doc Beerd,
director of the Ak-Sar-Ben celebra-
tion. to be held at Omaha September
29, is in New York arranging with
Barney Meyers for the attractions
Alaska's dogs, ponies and monkeys.
William's Temple of Music, Omar
Sami, the human butterfly, Hona
highwiirew-%alker, are somteoftfieat-
tractio1as lready booled-NELLIE
KENELL.
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Makers of Novelties
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for fairs, Carnivals  and
Expositens
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ORIGINAL MAN WITH TWO HEADS
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THE SHOW WORLD


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