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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1922
TIP TOP THEATER PLANS TO
SHOW BIG FEATURES
WILL ROGERS 8CORES
IN HIS NEW COMEDY
"BOYS WILL BE BOYS"
The Tip Top theater has arranged
with the Consolidated Amusement Co.
to show one super-production a week
In Llhue. Instead of high prices of
one dollar or more being charged for
these pictures, the prices will be 15
cents, 40 cents and CO cents. The fea
ture pictures will be shown on Fri
day and Saturday evenings.
The first of these features was
shown last Friday and Saturday and
the second one "The Connecticut Yan
kee In King Arthur's Court, taken
from Mark Twain's Immortal comedy
will be shown next Friday and Sat
urday. Without exception the greatest crit
ics used superlative adjectives in prais
ing "A Connecticut Yankee."
. No more need be said of It than
has been said by Arthur James, editor
in chief of the Motion Picture World:
"In our opinion the teratment of
the subject is precisely the treatment
Mark Twain would have given it if
he, rather than William Fox, had
been making the production.
"The result is a tremendous screen
novelty bubbling with modern humor
and deliclously whimsical in its con
trived absurdities. It is entertainment
of the highest sort; it is production,
not reproduction; its a screen achieve
ment, not the transforming of a book
The following week, Douglas Fair
banks in "The Mark of Zorro," will
be the feature. If Douglas Fairbanks
knows how to pack any more action
and thrill into a photoplay than he
has incorporated into this picture, let
him do it. Many of his admirers say
it is impossible. Doug, is "fighting"
during the greater part of the picture
and when he is not, he is making love,
which is nearly as exciting. The days
ot Spanish misrule in California and
the removal of a tyrant governor by
a masked, swaggering mystery man
forms the theme ot this United Art
David Griffith's "Way Down East",
"The Queen of Sheba," and Mary Pick
ford In "Little Lord Fauntleroy," are
among the features that will follow.
Will Rogers makes human Interest
feature stzed comedies with a punch
distinctive from that achieved by any
other star. He has scored again in
"Boys Will be Boys," which the Tip
Top theater will show next Sunday
night. The story is one of the
famous "Judge Priest" tales by Mr.
Irvln S. Cobb and it has lost nothing
In Its telling In celluloid form.
"Peep O'Day" never knew boyhood
as moBt boys know It. Therefore when
he found himself elevted from clerk
In a livery stable to affluence he bent
his endeavors toward having all the
fun he had missed. In this he is ab
betted by a dozen youngsters, and
their stunts furnish the chief comedy
lenient ot' the production. The pic
ture Is very human and with an ap
peal to all humanity.
There Is a current of drama Tun
ing throughout and based on attempts
by others to gain control of Peep's
fortune. The climax comes when the
hero's accentrlcitks are weighed
against him under a charge of insan
ity and found wanting.
The wisdom of Judge Priest, and
humorous qualities, too, stick out like
gold nuggets. Ed Kimball has brought
to the screen a realization of what
the imagination of all Judtjo Priest
story readers dictates a corpulent,
slow-moving, shrewd old man, over
flowing with the spirit of kindness
and a philosopher of parts.
Irene Rich, C E. Mason, C. E.
Thurston and other good screen ac
tors are in the cast. The scenic back
grounds are convincing.
bONDED WOMAN TO
BE SEEN AT TIP TOP
"The White Flower" will not be the
first Paramount feature with a partial
Hawaiian atmosphere in which Bet
ty Compson has appeared. There is
u strong hint of it in the "Bonded Wo
man" opening tomorrow at the Tip Top
theater whicn, for all its its commer
cial sounding name is a strong ro-
mance of the South Seas. One of the
scenes is located in a Honolulu dive,
Honolulu hasn't any dives at the pres
ent time, except those who take to
the surf at Waikiki beach.
"The Bonded Woman" is by John
Fleming Wilson, America's foremost
writer of sea stories, and the San
Francisco waterfront and Sydney fig'
ure in its locale. There are two real
istic Bhipwreck scenes.
FOX PRESENTS GREAT
MARK TWAIN STORY
Mark Twain's masterpiece, "A
Connecticut Yankee in King Ar
thur's Court," has been made in
to a motion picture by William Fox
on a scale worthy of the subject
Issued as a special production, it
will open an engagement at the Tip
Top theater on Friday and Satur
Known to the multitude of Mark
Twain's lovers as "The Yankee,"
this story is regarded not only as
a great classic of American humor,
but also as a forceful sutire directed
against those who sigh for the "good
old times." Mark Twain set out
to show that the world we live in
is the best ot all possible worlds
aud tho time we live in is the best
ot all possible times.
This he did by taking a typical
young American, bright as a new
penny, filled with smart, up to date
ideas aud setting him down in
medieval court, where he could
imlire for himself whether the
knights of old were more courage
ous than the men of today, and
whether life as a whole was more
comfortable than now.
The result as an exquisite fantasy
and delicious fooling with a sharp
ly drawn conclusion. "The Yankee'
is rated high among Mark Twain'
books. Certainly - it is one of the
The picture was directed by
Emmett J. Flynn, noted for his
skill in fidelity to detail. The
YunkPfi la uluyed by Harry! C,
Myers, a well known light
THE TOP OF NEW YORK
IS COMING TO TIP TOP
Thousands ot dollars worth ot toys
ranging from teddy bears to animated
dolls, were hauled to the Paramount
tudio for the production ''The Top
of New York," which Is coming to
the Tip Top on Wednesday 20th. The
collection would have proved a do-
light to the average child, and It is
sate to say that never in the history
ot the screen has so ample a collection
of toys ever been shown in a motion
In this story Miss McAvoy has the
role of a poor girl of the tenements
who clerks in the toy department of
a great New York department store
During the Christmas rush the little
salesgirl appears as an animated dool
to attract buyers to the doll section.
For these top shop scenes an exact
reproduction of a huge modern depart
ment store toy section as it would be
at Christmas time was constructed.
It was just atier the aruu.itice when
disciultne had been lelaxed to a cer
tain extent that a Dig coiorei soldier
eported at sick call as being unfit
f t drill. Pressed for reasons he ex
plained that he had danced all 'ii;;ht
am! that he was physically lini.
Feet sore?" in allien the medico
"Nossuh," retorted ths buck, "taint
cem. But mah shouldei.1 hurt an' Ah
kaint tote no gun."
Approves Tip Top
Thru the co-opertlon ot the Con
solidated Amusement Co. the man
agement of tho Tip Top theater
Las secured a number of the really
big screen productions of the day.
To get a consensus of opinion
as to whether the community de
sired these pictures, J. H. Hall, as
sistant manager of the Tip Top,
sent the following letter to tho Mo
kihana Club, and received a vply
as noted below:
The President and Members of Mo
kihana Club, Llhue, Kauai.
Ladles: The management of the
Tip Top theater has secured quite
a number of the largest photoplays
ever produced and the only way
we will be able to show these are
once each week. These pictures are
as good, if not better than "The
Three Musketeers," and the "Four
Horsmen," but Instead of the high
prices we charged for the above
two pictures, we are making the
prices 15c, 40c and 60c for these
wonderful productions. Our expens
es are so high that it is Impossible
to charge less and come out een.
The list of tho pictures are as
"Over the Hill." "Mark of Zorro,"
with Douglas Fairbanks; "Connecti
cut Yankee In King Arthur's Court"
by Mark Twain, "Way Down East,"
"Queen of Sheba." and "Little Lord
Fauntleroy" with Mary Pickford.
Our object In writing this let
ter is to put this before the ladies
ot the community to get an expres
sion of their views as to the advis
ability of showing this priced pic
ture once a week for Several weeks,
or when these super-productions are
The management of the Tip Top
theater hus had a great many of its
patrons express the desire to see
these pictures and they think these
prices are reasonable for this class
It is always our aim to try and
please our patrons; your views on
the above arrangement would a-;
TIP TOP THEATER,
J. H. Hall, Asst. Mgr
Mr. J. H. Hall,
rwor Sir: The Mokihana Club
received your letter of December B
onri n;im was read before the
members at the last meeting.
The club wishes to express its ap
proval and commendation of your
proposed picture program and the
prices indicated for such produc
tions seem to be satisfactory.
Wishing you luck in procuring
these pictures in tho near future;
aud again expressing our apprecia
tion of your efforts, I am
FRANCES S. MIDDLETON,
Secretary, Mokihana Club.
THE NIGHT SCHOOL
Students" attending the Llhue night
dchools were given a treat Thursday
night by the members of the local edu
cational committee and the ladles of
the Mokihana Club.
The Y picture machine was muster
ed into service and movies of cities,
manufacturing methods- and other
items of interest shown.
Some unknown friend furnished the
Polar Pies and the ladles supplied
Under the leadership of Miss Clara
Anthony and Miss Crosby, the attend
ance and interest of the night schools
have made commendable progress.
The enrollment the first of the year
was less than twenty; this number
has more than doubled and new mem
bers are being added each week.
Ben Henderson, representing the
Americanization committee of the Am
erican Legion, has rendered helpful
service in compiling lesson material
The second term of the school be
gins after the holidays.
WAIMEA GETS THE
The Hl-Y banner, which is being
awarded each month to the Hl-Y club
having the best record ot all around
work given by the awarding commit
tee to the Hi-Y Club of Waimea. The
basis of awardment is placed largely
upon the fulfillment of the purpose of
the Hi-Y work, namely service rend
ered to others outside the club. The
Waimea boys besides their regular
weekly meetings and programs, pre
sented a well filled basket to the pa
tients at the local hospital; render
ed helpful service in the promotion of
the Father and Son gathering held
in their city; participated in and boos
ted for the Sunday night young peo
pie's meetings; had a one hundred per
cent attendance at meetings.
K. IMAI SPOKE
AT THE TIP TOP
V I mn 1 ertolro nt thrt Till
Top theater last Monday night. He the Bible brought out his sins of
ter listened to a wonderful sermon
delivered by an English missionary
During this period of Imal's life he
,.ou a muniiier of a band which
sought to wipe out Christianity with
in the city of Kioto. Nevertheless
after hearing the English mission
arv'a sprmnn. Imal's attitude to
wards Christianity changed. He pur
chased a Bible and studied it un
der a minister. The contents
was oiKie an eminent Buddhist priest
of Japan, but since his conversion
tn Christianity, which took place 23
years ago he became prominent fig
ure in spreading of the gospel ot
Jesus Christ. K. Imal's subject was
"Why I Left Buddhism and Became
a Christian." His talk there was
not In any sense of bias nor criti
cism towards the other religion. The
audieuce' was well pleased with his
lmai's conversion to Cbriatlauity
took place In the city of Kioto, at-
the past so vividly that he repented
at once and became a Christian. He
naturally left his profession as
Buddhist priest, and entered a the
ologlcal seminary. Upon graduation
he ministered to the thousands i
tho slum district of Osaka.
Imal is on his way to tho United
States. Under the auspices of th
Muthiitliut board and Hawaiian
Board, the Japunese had this splen
did opportunity to hear Imal
TIP TOP THEATRE
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
The Bonded Woman"
wUw Paramount Picture
"Jie Bcnied Woman'
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
A Connecticut Yankee
In King Arthur's Court9'
A CONNCCTlClr VANtl
had all rolling out of their seats for laugh
ter iintl no wonder, Htieh a
comedy is not created once in a blue moon.
How To Grow Thin
Belter see it. If you're fat it will tell you some
thing. If you're thin, you ran laugh.
It's a Knockout Show This Time
KESICKYED SKATS AT LIIIUE STOKE
Prices l,"c, -10c and Ii0e
Children's Matinee Saturday afternoon
at 2:30. Admission 10 cents
Will rqgers Bos whi Be Boys'
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20
"The Top of
A PARAMOUNT PRODUCTION
Coming Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22 and 23
Want something snappy, romantic, exciting,
full of tense action, bubbling over with ro
mance, chivalry and glamor? Well, here it is-
"The Mark of Zorro"
1 king's latest United ' Artists production in
which the big punches pack tremendous wal
lops, rapid fire action, appealing romance and
1 lirills galore.
Story from the "All Story Weekly" Novel "The
Curse of (,'apistrano by John McCulley. Iirect
ed bv Fred Xiblo.