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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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Roshanara.
New York, Aug. 17. Roshanara,
oriental dancer, displays almost as
much originality in herphotographic
as in her terpsichorean posing. This
weird picture with the serpentine
arms and hands like snakes' heads,
jvas made recently in London, where
she danced for several weeks after a
successful American tour. Mile. Rosh
anara is now in India, beginning a trip
through the cities of the Far East.
In the play with which hevwill fill
his annual engagement at the Empire
theater, beginning early next month,
John Drew will have a new leading
lady, and Marie Doro, who is to be the
leading lady, will have an unusual
part.
The play in which Drew will star
is called "The Prodigal Husband,"
and Miss Doro will appear in the first
act as a child of 12. Later on she is
seen as a young lady of 18.
Just what effect the European war
is going to have on theatrical condi-
I tions in America no one has any defi
nite idea. It Is known that several
large and expensive productions
which were scheduled for early pre
sentation have been postponed. Man-
agers putting out lighter and less
costly attractions seem to be going
right as per schedule. It is reported
In local box office circles that during
this first week of the war, patronage
of all houses, including the big picture
theaters, has been unusually heavy
for this month, and that in spite of
excessive heat
Considering all which,- Marc Klaw
seems to have hit the nail on the head
when he replied, in response to a
friend's inquiry as to what the war
would do to the theaters: "Anyone
who attempts to pose as a prophet
is an ass."
Fred C. Whitney, latest of the pro
ducing managers to. enter the movie
field, has filmed "The Chocolate Sol
dier." Most of the pictures were
made in the Balkans, the scene of the
original Shaw play,

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