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N THE PASSING
TRK cinema season has come to
be aa fixed In New York's
cycle of entertainments as
what la reverentially described as
"frand opera," It comes, however. In
the eprlnir and lingers through the
summer months until the young drn
mntlc season has vigor enough to push
bio movies hack Into their proper
abode, such aa the Strand and the
RIalto. not to mention tho many less
known temples thnt shelter them. Al
ready two of these elaborate produc
tions are on view and six theatres are
devoted to the silent drama. More are
It Is possible that with this election
of a regular time for their appearance
la tho metropolis there Is some solu
tion of the relation between the two
form of drama. None of the city
theatres Is rented at the height
of tho season to a cinema, how
ever elaborate It may be. That
part of the year belongs to the spoken
drama. The picture plays do not pos
! sesH the strength to rival It at this
i period. So It Is necessary to wait until
the first strength of the theatre year
. is passed.
'" So, after all, the moving picture Is
'not a rlv.V to the theatre when that
Institution Is in Its best estate. That
much has been established by the ex
perience of the past two years. It
'Is only an a secondary competitor
for the favor of the public that the
'cinema Is now to be regarded In Its
gelations to the spoken drama. It Is
established more and more plainly
with every succeeding year thnt the
theatre of the spoken drama, In 'ts
best estate, stands in no danger of the
competition of the camera.
Tho theatre season If now approach
ing Its deepest sleep. The doors of the
playhouses arc closed and there Is no
sign of , activity about the dusty
facades. -Hut behind the closed portals
there is II the enorgy necessary to
he preparations for the coming sea
son. Not. only here but In towns not
remote a.i managers experimenting
with the aramns that the city Is to see
next year. On u recent Monday f.'ur
plays haviig New York as their ulti
mate lilac of production were acted
in different cities. The thentres that j
closed last night removed two of the I
most BueccHr.'ul attractions of the year,
and those that survive have the sus
tenance of Bunp and dance.
It Is iiniurlng to the man with u
memory lont enough to recall the tin-
IN THE TWO A DAY.
George "White, assisted by Lu
cille Cavntiagh, will again be the
headliner at the Palace Theatre
this week. Such popular dancers
have not been seen in a long time
and they prove that dancing-,
when it is so well done, will al
ways have a following. Another
dancer who is new to tho city is
Evan-Burrows Fontaine, who
does a hula hula dance, which is
not, like her name, afflicted with
a hyphen. Kenneth Harlan and a
selected troupe of Oriental dan
cers will support the hyphenated
v., .In ilnnror. Fritz! Schoff. Nellie
. Nichols, Clark and Verdi and
Alexander Carr arc alno on the
mi... V,t....:nl T'..s...4 en ! c nr irmi
lit is still open that it iust cannot
keep quiet about it. mis wcck is
tn l.o "Fourth of .lulv Week" at
the theatre. H happens to lie
'that at every other theatre just
ns well, but so long- as the Colo-
tnlal tniPKs 11 nag a monopoly on
'the national holiday it might, as
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'Tucker, Hcrt Fitzgibbon, the Bo-
1 canny troupe anu .vimc. uewcy,
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WnO sings iiki! a uccuriiing
iUn nrnliminnrv iinnnnnfn.
I llU .It.' J
iuicnts, mid is unique in haying
and the Ward Brothers are on the
"Hollo, New York!" has itn
Vand Eileen Sheridan do not mo-
(nopollzo all the opportunities, as
.there are picniy 01 entertainers
n the iirotrrammo. anil thero nro
L newcomers evury week to add
variety to tnis amusing nuric.que,
which marks the high water mark
of , the Columbia Theatre's sum
V X PRANCES DE.MAREST ?e CHORUS 27 XX XIm- ' WOORL
' nual predictions of the theatre man-
j agcrs. They are going to keep their ,
theatres open all summer. There Is ;
every renson to believe that the city
i Is to be filled with strangers. They i
will want to be entertnlncd and there,
must be n demand for the the.it ro.
But the first few warm nights put
such a crimp into the receipts a, th; (
box office that there Is n scramble to
see which playhouse shall shut up
first. It Is difficult to wnlt until Sat
urday night. It Is Indeed us hard for
the manager a.s It was for the Western
family at tho New York hotel with
such n beautiful porcelain bathtub Pint i
Its members could scarcely wnlt for I
Saturday night to get Into it. ;
80 the managers hasten to clove up 1
chop when It Is evident that th"
went her Invites to other forms of di
version The musical plays supply fill I
that the city needs of theatrical en- j
tertalnment In summer. Nothing Is 1
Iwtter for tho plnyhouses than the
rest which Is forced upon them. Tlie
public returns to their ministration
hungry for the entertainment of which
It has been deprived. So the necessity
of closing their doors for n month or
two should be no hardship to the thea
tre managers. If Indeed they ire uble
to rent tho playhouse to a profitable
cinema the manngers are to be con
gratulated. It Is no news thnt the o.opheil
i summer review lenns heavily on tho
j vaudeville stage. Indeed the method
of constructing these plays Is to look
oer the vaudeville stage, engage the
Hounding Hananus, Gurgle and Gulp,
Fntelne or some other celebrities who
bring their own dialogue as well as
their voices and personalities to the
stage cm which these musical plays
are noted. It 1. not always easy to
lell why they are sometimes less cf
feethe In their new milieu. Tho
j wheezes of the comic hoys, the
stately beauty of the more or
less passe Fatelno, the quips of the
Hounding Bananas do not have the
same Influence on the audience that
they did nt the I'alace Theatre or else
where. Uut whv? If the Imported at-
! tractions were always to be relied on
the tnsk of concocting these summer
extravngnnzns would be much easier
and less risky than It Is now. Rut
j the effect Is by no mentis to be count"d
on. Although the conditions are ail
but thf Hunie. there Is an elemont of
risk in the proceedings which would
not be neccsMiry If the actors could
he counted on to exert the same power
over audiences In every place.
The lack of humor in the summer
I shows was recently attributed by an
experienced worker In tho theatre to
the unwillingness of the theatre man
agers to pay generously for this work
1 from the librettists who might be
thought, capable of supplying It. That
Is not In the least the conclusion of
the writer. Because this or that hack
is able to demand more than this or
tout one It does not necessarily follow
that he Is going to write anything bet
ter than the librettist who docs tho Job
at 1 fs cost. It Is Indeed to the fresh
and perhaps less well known genius
thut one hnd better turn for humor.
Certainly the experienced If exhausted
ir.utlneer who H nblc to command a
Utter rate than the beginner Is no
more likely to .supply the sparkle and
imagination In which theso pieces are
usually to deficient, it will probably
be necessary, therefore, to seek tho
' c iuhp of their dulness somewhere
t The appearance of Yvonne Garrlck
iih an actress In the vernacular Is likely
to he followed by tho accession to our
own stage of many; other seceders
I fiom foreign stages. Miss (lurrlck,
I who really wns an actress of position
J In Paris, having been, a socletnlro of
1 tht. Comedle Kniiical.se, will soon be
followed by I'Mgur Hecinan, who was
Hlbo the most fanmim of the joung
j ictoiK In Paris bi'foro tie came to this
country to play at the French theatre.
M Herman l a Belgian, but gained
hlr popularity rapidly In France, He
h now In the early twenties, an at
tractive personality and an actor skll-
ful In the artificial methods of the
French school, which Is In renllty,
never so mannered as when It seeks
to be modern and naturalistic.
Other French actors will be In this
country next nutumn and they will
ultimately follow the example of their
compatriots and seek n place In the
American theatre. There Is little prob
ability that the theatre of Gumps will
recover for years from the effect of
the war. It Is nld that a theatre In
I'nrls which Is to-day able to take In
t"5 on its most popular nights is te
garded an fortunate. The subsidized
theatres do somewhat better, but their
earnings are as much decreased In
proportion. The music halls which
draw the largest nudlcnces have re
duced their prices to half the usual
sum. So there Is little immediate pros
perity In view for the stage In France.
In Germany there Is of course little
ED WYNN'S DIFFERENT
MODELS OF HUMOR
While Ed Wynn. alias "the kins'?
Jerterj" has his name In numerous
places on the Winter Harden pro
gramme of "The Passing Show of
1516" no mention Is mad- f him In
the list of authors. Not that Wynn
"wrote the show" nor that hf wants
credit of any sort- except as ,t laugh
provoker-Is this written, but to peep
Iwick of the scenes during the early
stages of the play's formation.
"A tragedian." says Wynn, "may be
handed ten thousand words to hurl
across the footlights, but the come
dian's utterances must be cut to the
bone. I have been writing my own
stuff for the past thirteen years and
during that t!me T have specialized in
my own requirements. If I do say It
myself 1 can fit myself better than
any one else. I started writing when
f was at the University of Pennsyl
vania. Then I was a member of the
Mask and Wig Club and played with
this organization for several years. It
was this adventure that led me to
adopt the stage aa a profession.
"My first resolution was to write
my own lines and 'change my act' ns
often as once a year. Frequently dur
ing the eleven years I filayi'd In
vaudeville I would report at Monday
rehearsal to he greeted by the manager
"'So you're doing a new act? Say,
Kd, why don't you give us your old
act? You know the one with the Ac'
"Maybe a half hour later wo might
be discussing some other act and the
manager would say:
"'Isn't It peculiar they have been
doing that same act for the past well
ever since I can remember. It's queer
they don't get something new.'
"Well they never could say that
about me, for during the twelve years
I have been on the stage 1 have writ
ten and appeared In these acts: The
Hoy With the Funny Hats, Rah Rah
Hoy; the Students; the Freshman and
the Sophomore; the Hllllkcn Fresh
man; Mr. P.usybody; .loy and Uloom:
the Kngllsh Nut, the King's Jester.
"Taking Into consideration an en
gagement In 'The Ueacon and the
l.nily" and a few vacations, this makes
THE' ELLIS OPERA COMPANY
The plans for the tour of the Kills
Opera Company, which bus been
organized by Charles A. Kills of Bos
ton, manager of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, are now practically com
plete. Mr. Kills has organized this
company for the purpose of giving a
short season In various cities of the
middle West nnd Southwest, nnd will
confkio himself to the performances of
to operas, "Carmen" nnd "II Trova
tote." The season will run three
weelts, eighteen performances in nil,
Altogether nine cities will he visited,
The tour begins In Toledo, Ohio,
Monday, October 111, where two per
formances will be given In tho
Coliseum on Monday nnd Tuesday
nights, Performances will be given In
the Auditorium In Mllwaukes October
more that Is bright In the outlook.
Think of an actor like Arnold Korff
with the prestige of the llofburg In
Vienna playing under the artistic con
ditions which have surrounded hi re.
j cent performances In this city. Hut
I he has acted In his own tongue and
not In the tnnsuage of the people.
' There Is likely to be les contribution
j from the German theatre for a vn
' rlety of reasons. Hut It Is true that
1 th actors of the Continental nations
are straining their cyc.s In this direc
tion a towiirri the promised land.
Possibly It Is the great prosperity of
the Kngllsh actors over here which
( has made their lot so envied by their
colleagues of other lands. The English
! actors have found this ewuntry since
the war began a happy hunting
I ground. And there Is likely to be Just
1 about as large a representation of
thm next winter. Already the ros
ters of the new companies .ire full of
j 1 'irir nnnics.
nlmost a new act for every year of my
career. Well, when I came to the
Winter Garden I determined to keep
up my record, so I laid aside all of
my old stuff, such as the funny hat.
and started anew.
"Hut speaking of the hat. you know
I really miss It It was the funniest
laugh getter 1 ever knew and during
the time that I used this Idea I wore
out over SOO hats. Hut that Is n thing
of the past and something I did not
"You may recall a scene In The
Passing Show' In which Mr. demons
Interrupts me while I am doing a mon
ologue on the stage alone.
" 'Tell me. Kd," he says. 'How do
you make them laugh?"
"The remark sounds silly and trite,
but It leads up to a hit of business
which reflects the whole laugh side of
human nature. After doing one or two
things I tear Mr. Clemons's collar.
There Is a laugh. I say to him: 'Do
you see them laugh?' Hut does Mr.
ficmons laugh? Decidedly not' It
Is a misfortune to him, but to others
It Is fun. It Is the same way In life.
Should a lady accidentally fall In a
comical position people ore sure to
laugh e her misfortune. If at church
some one sneezes In the wrong place
It occasions unrestrained titters, and
"The high price of gasoline, for ex
ample. Is no Joke, yet In the .garage
H-enc In 'The Passing Show' when I
sell It In nn cyedropper It gets a
terrific howl. Many of these things
come ubout by accident, pure and sim
ple. They never thought of writing
In the eyedropper. It JlM happened.
All of my ud lib mutter came alout In
the same fashion. In other words, my
part Is one which grows with the
staging of the show. I feel my way
very carefully and listen to all advice,
but that does not mean that I take It.
"For example, last season with the
Follies Mr. Zlegfeld asked me to fill In
between two scenes. It was up to me
to create my own stuff. That Is hnrd
to do In n big show- work In 'one'
after a big scene or a smashing num
ber. I told Mr. Zlegfeld I would come
out and talk about myself. It would
not do, he told me. Hut I did It Just
the same. You may remember when I
used to tell the audience about getting
paid so much for doing this and that.
It went surprisingly well.
'I am very happy nt the Winter
Harden because I nm like a colt run
ning oer green pastures. No one at
tempts to bridle me In the usual fllp
llke managerial manner, hut extreme
courtesy seems to be the underlying
motive with every one,"
IS and 19: in the Auditorium. St. Paul,
October L'O uni. 21; in the Auditorium,
Omaha, Neb., October 23 and S4; In
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Octo
ber 25 nnd 26; In the Coliseum. Fort
Worth, Tex., October 27 nnd 28; In
Cmventlon Hall, Tulsa, Okla., Octo
ber 30 and 31; In the CoUneum, St
l.ouls, Mu , November 1 and 2, and in
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, Novem
ber 3 ond 4. All these performances
carry with them guarantees given by,
In Mime places, chambers of commerce
and In other places by prominent mer
chnntH and bunkers.
The company which Mr Kills Iuim
organized will number nppioxlinati'ly
176 people nnd will cover the entire
route In a special train, which will
comprise one private car, one com
luirlment car. three rullmans, two
tourist cars and four baggage cars.
The company la moat distinguished
AT THE WINTER GARDEN
In Its personnel. For the performance
of "Carmen" Mr. Kills has engaged
Gcraldlne Farrar and RItz Fornla of
the Metropolitan Opera Company,
Helen Stjey and Alma Peterson of
the Chicago Opera Company, Luclen
Muratore, the great French tenor;
Clarence Whltehill, the American bary
tone: Leon Rothler, basso; Constantln
Nlcolay, basso, and Octave Dua, tenor.
There will bs also a distinguished
dancer whose name will be announced
The artists engaged for the perform
.ince of "II Trovatore" are equally dis
tinguished. Kmmy Destlnn has been
encaged for the part of f.eonoro,
Louise Homer for jtrtiernrt, Morgan
Kingston. the English tenor, for Man
rlcn, while Mr. Rothler or Mr. Nlcolay
will sing FerroniJo. The barytone for
WHAT BECOMES OF
THE CHORUS GIRL?
"Soms seem to think," said Iew
Fields, who Is appearing In "Step This
Way" at the Shubert Theatre, "that
the chorus girl Is Immortal: that she
never dies. Some college boys nre
evn foolish enough to think some of
the glrta are divine. They nre. In face
and figure some of them. Well, the
dear girls get married. Indeed, their
enchont, proneness and propensity for
matrimony Is simply astounding!
i: very body wants one. And what will
hardly be denied, they make mighty
good wives. They are beyond ques
tion the most devoted, domestic and
delectable wives agoing! Ask any ,
manager what has become of soma
dainty little dewdrop of femininity
who was once Irj the chorus and
you'll find, nine cases out of ten, that
she Is rhe loving wife of some tick
cnlngly rich oft! codger or the ad
mired helpmeet of some silken son of
dalliance, with plenty of cash to buy
her automobiles, yachts and country
houses. In every big city of the land
you will find these delightful crea
tures bearing honored names and llv.
tng up to them right loyally ond nicely.
I never met the husband of a chorus '
girl who wasn't glad he had her and
her children. The chorus girl as a
wife, to put It mildly, Is a success.
This fact Is generally admitted, and
so It Is no wonder that you may dis
cover these divinities courted, flat
tered and addressed throughout their
careers on the stage. Hut what nbiut
those who do not marry? This refers,
of course, to those who do not remain
011 tho itnge. Well, speaking from
experience, they then become angels
ngalu, and continue so everlant tngly.
I speak not In Oath, but sober truth.
1 have known dozens of girls who
have left the stage In order to nurse
and comfort an aged or decrepit
father, mother, brother or sister! The
chorus girl doesn't do anything half
way; sh Is ever the little brlek. who,
On Wednesday and Thursday eve
nings, .luly 5 and 6, the Neighbor
hood Playhouse will give two benefit
performances for tho Relief Fund of
tho Cloak and Suit Makers Union,
now on strike. The Neighborhood
Players will be seen In three of the
one act plays produced so successfully
by them as the closing bill of their
season. These Include "The Price of
Coal," by Haiold Hrlghouse; "A Mar
riage lroposal," by Anion Tchekoff.
and "A Night at nn Inn," by Lord
Ounsany, which aroused so much In
terest when first produced, The Fes
tival Dancers of tho Henry Street
Settlement will also contribute to tho
programme group dances from Pie
Russian ballet "Petrouchka" nnd In
terpretive dances from the Fcstlvnl,
both of which were produced earlier
In the season.
Kvery seat In the house will be f0
THfc rLAia THAT LAST.
The sudden closing of the
dramatic season last night left
only "The Boomerang" at the
Bclasco Theatre and "Fair and
Warmer" as the plays that sur
vive. So thero is still chance
for the public to enjoy some
drama without the aid and com
fort of music.
the Conte di Luna Is stilt In abeyance.
Mr. Kills Is In the midst of negotia
tions with one of the mast distin
guished Italian barytones who Is now
In South America.
Cleofonte Campanlnl, the very dis
tinguished conductor, has been engaged
as general and musical conductor of
the Kills Opera Company and In that
capacity he will have complete control
of the artistic end of the enterprise.
The engagement of MS-. Campanlnl Is
regarded by Mr. Ellis as a most Impor
tant feature of his undertaking.
The company will be complete In
every respect. There will be an or
chestra of sixty selected musicians, a
chorus of picked singers of like size,
while the ballet for the Incidental
dances In "Carmen" will comprise six
teen young women.
when she makes a sacrifice, does
without grumbling, and completely
and finely. There are plenty of this
t-ort. I run across them In all the
big and little cities, and they are ever
cheerful and resigned.
"I think youll admit that rhe chorus
girls of the old Weber and Fields Music
Holl at Twenty-eighth street and
Broadway wero a comely lot What
has become of them? Well, nlmon
every one of them is happily married,
und many committed matrimony while
playing at the Music Hall, which was
about twenty years ngo. Kvery little
while a pretty young chick comes
along and ask for a position, my
lug 'Mr. Fields, my mother was In the
chorus of the old Weber and Fields
Music Hall." Kvery chorus girl has
an ambition, and that one Is some
times achieved It Is generally sup
posed that this consists in a desire for
multitudes of broiled lobsters a::d sens
of sparkling wine. This I but nu it her
of those silly notions regarding this
public pet. Ask one of them what
she hopes to do or become and she'll
reply, ninety-nine times out of n hun
dred: 'Kltherafirlma donnn. legitimate
or comic opera star" Almost every
one bends her energies In these several
directions Thl Is the history of the
chorus girl from time Immemorial.
They all know thut Lillian Russell was
at Pastor's and that Virginia Karle.
IMna May and Madge Leasing sprang
from the Casino chorus and that Alice
Nellsen and I.uln Olnser once tripped
In tho merry-merry. If wa hnd royalty,
dukes nnd lords and such you'd prob
ably nnd that the chorus girl would
bo liberally represented In the aristoc
racy. What Is true of England would
surely apply with us. As It Is. ninny
of the young Indies of the American
merry-merry have married particularly
well and they have dignified their posl.
Hons right royally, which Is a better
royalty than anything with a coroiu"
on lis head. The point Is. the churn
girl Is not the average feather bend
that she Is supposed to bo, The boi
thing you enn sny of n gtil l that
she mode a good wife, and this enn
be truthfully said of a large number
of girls I've known. The failures on
their part sink to zero point. What
ever becomes of the chorus girl, this
may bo said of a preponderating ma
jority. The stage has left no percep
cents and the entire proceeds will be
given to the strikers.
Morris Gest, one of the producers of
George V. Hobart's play "Kxperlence,"
met F. Zlegfeld, .lr In the cafe of
the Hotel Knlckerlsxileer yesterday af
ternoon at luncheon and made a wager
of $250 with Mr. .legfeld that "Kx
perlence" will piny nu engagement In
the Teatro Nnclnnnle In the city of
Mexico before tiiristmns time.
There will be three "Kxperlence"
coinpnnleh next .season, nnd one of
, them .s M'lu'dnleil to play in the State
or I cus In .September, reaching ill
Paso Thanksgiving week, If the pro...
u.ss of events roes as Mr. ticsi be
llevcs they will the company will turn
south after the Kl Paso engagement
I and will Jump through to tho city of
Mexico to entertain the American sol.
dlers. If this happy event turns out
a.s Mr. liest plans Mr. .le-'fuli will
lose, $250, but If Mr. (lest should meet
with any oppntl.in from a gentleman
named Carranza Mr. Gest is likely to
think that the niitne. of that Max ten n
ihould be changed to "Cniramb.i,"
which Is a polite swear word In tlio
"I made this wager with Mr, Zleg.
fell) yesterday," snld Mr. Hest, "as a
result bf n conversation 1 had at Fort
Sheridan, 111., In March, with "!. 1,
L. Talt. commanding the Sixth t'.u
nlry, which has Just been ordered to
Mexico. Wo took the 'Kxperlence'
company to Fort Shrrldan to entertain
the soldiers. Whn some of the girls
hnd lunch with various officers of the
regiment I heard the officers predict
thnt they would be In the city of
.Mexico by Christmas time. I at once
told them that our company was
booked for Kl Psso in Thanksgiving
week, and If everything went well we
would bring tho company on to the
city of Mexico for Christmas dinner. I
have every reason to believe thnt
these young ladles will be entertained
ut Christmas dinner In the city of
Mexico by the officers of the Sixth
Cavalry, ind that we will present "Kx
perlence' In the beautiful 000,000
opera house known as the Tettro N'a
clonale." Blanche Waldo Dewey makes her
American debut at Keith's Colonial
Theatre next Sunday afternoon, when
she will give a ten minute demonstra
tion of tho new vocal art which she
han discovered and perfected and of
which she Is thus far the sole and
Mmc. Dewey's art, which hss ben
srelnlmeH hv InAdlnr miis!rinjii And
composers of all Europe, Is absolutely I
unique, nccordtng to the verdtct of
scientists, and Is, morevovcr, so dim- '
cult to chnrncterlzo that no word has
thus far been found In the Kngllsh or
nny other language with which to de
Mme. Dewey Is the first and thus
far the only human being who has
learned how, literally, "to sing like
m bird." Though she Is a finished
musician, having begun her ctrer nt
the age of eight as a violin virtuoso,
Mme, Dewey hns no singing voice I
whatsoever. Neither can she whistle
nny better thnn the average member '
of her sex.
What Mme. Dewey can and doe do, ,
however. Is warblo nnd trill In the
"'.tmost musienl perfection nny musical
score set before her, not through the
conventional channel of articulate
song, but by a process seemingly In
volving only those organs of the thront
which the nlghtlngnle or thrush util
izes In the production of song.
LuIen Itonheur ts planning to hne
muslcnles given by Mme. Calve and
conferences by famous lecturers, con
ferences patterned nfter those of the
Theatre Hndlmene In Paris. In hi' new
French theatre on Forty-fifth street
Negotiations are pending with several
French nttists nnd lecturers now In
the t'nltcd States such as Yvette Hull
bcrt. who Is expected to give n t-erlos
of recitals; Jules Hols, who will give
11 course of lectures, ,tc. There will
also be courses of diction and coupes
The theatre will have the moral nnd
financial support of Otto H. Kahn.
Robert Hoelet, Cornelius Vnnderhtlt,
Mrs. Henry A. Murray, Mrs. J. F.
Fcder. Mrs, Butler Williamson, Mrs.
Robert Bacon, Mrs. W. D. Guthrie
nnd others. The following committee
will have charge of the selection ef
the fiiriil-hliigs of the new theatte,
which will be built after the French
style. Mrs. John K Alexandre. Mrs.
Il" D Raheoik, Mrs. Itobert L. Bacon,
Mrs. Fordyce Parker, Mrs. William
Mnnlce. Mrs. Henry A. Murray nnd
Mrs. W. H Snnds.
Mr Honbeur Intends to retain
Claude Benedict ns scenic director, Ed
gar Becman, I-llllsn Greuze, Yvonno
(inrrlck nnd others of the present com
pany. While In Parts this summer
Mr. Bonheur hopes to obtain the sup
port of the French Government, which
will fncllltnte his engaging several of
the artists of the Comedle Franealw
nnd nrtlsts of other theatres who are
free, such as Jeanne Provost. In a
word, It Is Mr Bonheur's ambition to
estnbllsh In New York not only a first
clnss French thentre. hut at the snmi
time n centre of social and artistic cul
ture which will serve nn rendezvous
for artists and writers of the two coun
tries, and which will be a home for nil
French artists and lecturers who come
to this country.
Robert Jones, whom Granville Hirker
Introduced to American audience with
the setting for "The Man Who Mar
lied ii Dumb Wife" and who was nsso-.
elated with Joseph I'rhan In the dec
orations for "Caliban," will assist Ar
thur Hopkins in producing the matinee!
of scenes from typical American plavs
of dllTcrviit periods from 1750 to the"
present time, which Is to lie a feature'
of the work of the American drnma
committee of the Drama League next I
Ann PinlnKton's first dancing steps
nro recalled by A. L. Klnsteln of Phlla
ilelphla, who gave the dancer her first
press notice at the very beginning of
her stage career.
"I cnr.not lay claim to nny original
discovery of this Mar. but I think I
was the first newspaper man to icco-4.
u.e her Juvenile ability anil give her
Individual mention." sn.s Mr. Kin-.-.tot
"It happened this wn. In a I'b.la
delphia newspaper I conducted a de
lurtnuiit known as the . li.incinc
World, Mini particular attention wmk
paid to the annual children's carni
vals. I think It was about 1901, while
attending the annual carnival of IVf
Walter Wreie's Juvenile clan in iv
Acadtmy of Mimic that I i ,ar
tlcutarly lmpre.sd by the hiniiv
stage presence nnd general carrln
of one little girl. She seemed as mu !
at home on the big lighted Ma ..
In her parents' home.
"loiter I asked Prof. Wrne who tv'
little girl was. "That la Anr f'ennlr.p.
ton or Camden, be replied.
" 'Well, she a decidedly c1m--girl,'
I snld. ii exceptionally eleu
one,' he agreed. Special mention '
that effect was made n my Sunia)
account of the carnival.
"It was the next year that Prel
Wro organized what he tern-.'
'Wroe's Buds," a selected few of
older and cleverer pupils, and s'- ir
for them professional engagemntn 1
Keith's theatres and other vand-viV
houses. Ann Pennington was on nf
the Buds. Since that time her rrr
ress has been steadily upwnrd.
-And," Mr. Klnsteln coneluA. "I
nm proud of having been the on tj
rive her the first nnwspaper boost thi'
she ever received."
THE NEW FILMS.
The Candler Thentre will on
Wednesday be the scene of n new
cinema play called "The Quee"
of the Roses." This t 'he
operetta of l.concnvallo and tl's
music of the famous Rucg'ern
will be plnyod to illustrate tf,.
progress of the scenes. Andrea
Dippel had the American richt
to the work and had planned
produce it nt tho Century Thea
tre, when Italy declared war
it wns impossible for Mr. Dippel
to get the costumes nnd scenery
which ho had ordered. The Ror
graph Film Company if ihnw "c
the cinema, which in a way den'
with one of the adventures' of the
former King of Portugal. There
will he a large orchestra under
the direction of Signor Carlo IV
roni of the Roynl Conservatory
of Rome to play the music.
There will ho the usual mui-a
accompaniments to tho pri
gramme at the Rialto Thent'e
this week. Reginn Viciirino, .TiJif
Campbell, barytone, and Kteder
ick Ounther will sing with tho
orchesrrn under tho dircetinr
Hugo Ricsenfeld. "The Captive
God" is, however, the cinema n
the programme, and appropriate
Iy deals with the gods of Monte
zuma. It is urged as an advar
tago on the pnrt of the pl.v th.r
it suggests "An Aztec Romance"
by O. U. Roan which was nr'ei
briefly nt the Manhattan Ope'
House several years ngo, Tl.f'
will be a Keystone comedy n
local pictures shown.
Rlanehe Sweet is the 'nr .
"The Dupe," which veil' e er
this week at the Strand Tk. i'"
Frank Reiehor prnilmi! '
piece, Hector Turnliull wrote
story. Margaret Tiirnb ill .
verted it into a picture phiv. si
no end of famous persons wcr
concerned in the artistic i,l- -ture
which landed it event un"'
on the screen. The hero no i n
social secretary who rpfue t j
allow herself to lie made Mte e
tim of an unhappy wife 1. V nr ,
for a corespondent. .Inn Ptib'nl ,
Perle Frank, Rruen Wcyv. . ,
Carl Kdouardn will supi '- 'h !
Almn Hntilon will be ni 1
nttrnrtlnn nt the Globe T'cre
this week, where W. A Rr.i.K- b
ngrced to put "The Weak'"
Man" 011 the programme 11
Millie Hurke in "Clmi..'- t: '
mnncc." Associated with M .
Hanlon on the screen v " 1 i
Holhrook Hlinn nnd 1'
Woodruff. This will he Mi.
chapter of the Rillir Mi't "'""
Myrtle Stedman ' 1
star of "Tho America', H.
at the Hroadway Thc.it'. r . I
sensation of thf film . I ' I
shipwreck, showing Mic 1 'r
t hut precedes such a ' ,
There will lie music, aid : ,v
of picture plays wil1 pre.-..
main play of t li prop- ' v
William Farnuni i- ..c f
a man from the- Wr-i
Academy of Music tin- at'. '
He is gointr to plav 11 a ti'n
sion of "The Mail From V ' "
Root." Retty Hchaiie wil' .U"-'"
with him. The pie'c. i- ' ' ' I
from Caroline l.ockhnit
of the same inline.
"How Rritatti 1'ivpn '
hi scon lli'.s n ft i' 1" a ' 1
Standard Thentre, I 1 . n .' '1
its long run at t In- !... 1 '
atre' last night. 'I" " ' - I
pictures v, ill I v j
every day ilunnc M I
The lug piptur. " 1
lie scon afi "'P 1 I 1
tion" at the I lb. . I
"Civili.alion" in Hi-'