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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 25, 1913, Image 5

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HOT MOVIE SHOW TO BE PULLED OFF IN SECRET AT
CITY HALL ADMISSION BY INVITATION ONLY
J There's going to be "just the
most awful' 'moving picture show
up on the fenth floor of the city
hall within the next two weeks.
But who the spectators at that
show are going to be is a dark
and mysterious secret.
Maybe Andy Lawrence, or Jim
Keeley, or Vic Lawson, or Julius
Rosenwald, or some other of the
highbrow ginks who think they
have a divine right to run Chi
cago will be among them; we
don't know.
But this much we DO know.
Admission to that particular
movie show will be strictly by in
vitation, and none of the hoi
polloi will be "among those
present."
It's going to be the hottest,
dodgastedest movie show that
ever was. Jerry O'Connor, chief
of the police board of censors, is
fixing up a room on the tenth
floor of the hall now for the show.
For the last year, O'Connor
and his assistants have been clip
ping out of certain films very
thing that was wicked, nasty, or
risque as coppers look at such
things.
O'Connor now is the proud and
happy possessor of 166,550 feet of
such wicked nasty and risque
film clippings, and he's glueing
'em all together, and it's the result
that he's going to run off at that
fancy city hall show, where ad
mission is only going to be by in
vitation. How grand a whirl of wicked
ness that show is going to be may
be judged by the following few
samples of cut-outs made by
O'Connor and his assistant cen
sors :
Pathe: 500 feet of "Your
Wife Is Unfaithful to Us," show
ing immoral women.
Ambrosia: "The Last Car
tridge," showing murder of wo
man, and thejcause thereof.
Vitascope: "The Theft of the
Secret Code," showing man bit
ing woman's breasts, an objec
tionable dance, a love scene in a
house with only a woman's first
name on the door, a gent putting
poison in a glass for the benefit of
a woman.
Lubin : "The Engraver," show
ing man being strangled to death,
and murderous assault on en
graver in his home.
Ammex: "The Cow Girl and
the Knight," showing a series of
hold-ups. (Not Chicago ones;
mild, Wild West ones.)
Pathe: "The Poor Mother,"
showing a woman becoming a
drunkard by slow degrees.
Nestor: "The Strikebreakers'
showing how to dynamite and
blow up a mine.
Pathe: "Playing Truant,"
showing boys stealing and spend
ing the proceeds immorally.
Bison: "On the Frontier
Line," showing three violent,
highly colored battle scenes.
Cines: "His Redemption,"
showing the adventures of a gink
in a mask.
Lubin: "Annie Rowley's For
tune," showing how to beat up a

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