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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1912, Image 17',
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AND LET ME SLEEP."
J?K'e H5 133
( POOR SVC6T- AOur. J
V Hou WE u 2
LITTLE OLD NEW YORK
New York, Jan. 30. In this
theatrical season of many losers
and few winners, various grimly
humorous tales are to be heard
concerning the sad lack of audi
vFor instance, tney do7 say that
soon after one of, Al Woods' mu
sical shows hadclqsed, with a run
of about three weeks to its credit.
la young woman .who had! been in
tne cnorus waiKea into i;ne
Woods offices, looking for a job
in some other Woods- atraction.
10 tne young man wno taiKea
her she remarked;
"I wish you'd tell MrJ Woods,
that at least 75 people came to
see that' show just because I was
in it!" The young man did
carry her message to Mr.
Woods, who looked at him
solemnly for several min
utes, and then observed: ,x
"Hm! I wonder who
drew the other 75?"
Berta Donn, the child act
ress who is appearing in
"The Talker," happened fn
to the Henry, B. Harris of
fices thev other day, to look
at some now photographs of
herself. A couple of news
paper men were prdsent,
and one of them told Miss
Donn he would like to in
terview her. Miss Donn was
"Miss Donn," said the
"do you think marriage, for
an actress, is a detriment to
her art?" .
The little girl considered the
matter several minutes, then re
plied: "Yes, indeed, unless the actress
is out of a job, and needs some
body to support her."
A gale of wind blowing against
them .made it hard, for even a
strongjperson to open the heavy
swinging doors of a Broadway
building. A little hunchback, on
his way out, pushed against one
of them in vain. Just as he drew
back, visibly embarrassed, a six- '
footer came along behind him.
"This wind is awful," said the
big man to the little one. "I've
got a game' wrist today, too. Let's
both push thisIoor, and see if wc