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and intimate plays. He got the
money, he built the theater and he
has produced his first play, "The
Marriage of Columbine."
What's that? Did some one ask,
"Where did an actor get money
enough to build a theater?" Can't
say. The program doesn't announce.
But it certainly was some consider
able .stunt There's many an actor
on Broadway this fall who would like
to get money enough to build a back
yard dwelling for a pom poodle.
Both exterior and interior of the
Punch and Judy are old English in
construction and design. On the
stucco front, and also on the walls,
each side of the proscenium, are
painted representations of the histor
ic characters after whojn the play
house was named.
"The Marriage of Columbine" is
a somewhat satirical little comedy,
dealing with the lives of circus per
formers in provincial England. It
was written by Harold Chapin, an
English actor, now at the front. Hop
kins plays the leading part. His wife
has the principal feminine role, and
they are assisted by probably the
most capable trio of character actors
who could be assembled on the Amer
ican stage today Edward Emery,
Louise Closser Hale and Herbert
Yost. The work of these three in
this play would justify the building
of several new theaters.
o o r
There's never nothing coarse nor
Nor middle class nor low or rude,
In books of Missis Humphrey Ward's.
We read of baronets and lords,
We scorns the parvenus and sich -They
ate so cheap, them Vulgar
Her characters has shiny boots
And silk embroidered undersuits,
And all her heroes makes me feel
I wisht that I was that genteel!
It's classy dope, you hear me shout,
And she's the girl to hand-it out!
u New York Sun,,
"MRS. BLACK IS BACK" IN THE
America's foremost comedienne,
May Irwin, in the most celebrated of
all her stage triumphs, "Mrs. Black Is
Back," is the next Famous Players'
subject scheduled for release Novem
Miss Irwin, as the irrepressible Mrs.
Black, deceives her husband about
her age and goes through a period ol
comic anguish as the result
"When as in silks my Julia goes,"
She doesn't go at all, she stays;
To help relieve the Southland's woes
She's fallen for the cotton craze.
Her feet beneath her' scalloped skirt
Like little mice steal'in arid out,
But, oh, that pink-Italian -sliirt
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