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Faces and Scenes in This Week's Attractions at Playhouses
FLUFFY MUSIC SHOWS
CONTINUE TO DAZZLE
Only the Alcazar Holds Fast
to the Draftia—Elsewhere
Ail Is Girls!
Musical comedy continues to reign
fluffily over the land. The Columbia
retains "The Quaker Girl," with Vic
tor Morley as the star, and the Cort
continues Its devotion to musical
shows by the Importation of "A Modern
Eve." The Savoy announces the final
week of Kolb and Dill's musical com
edy, "In Dutch," and there is a sprink
ling of musical, girlish stunts at the
Orpheum, Empress and Pantages. Only
the Alcazar remains devoted to the
drama, and Its offering will be new to
local playgoers this week. "The Money
Moon" is the piece. Following are the
accounts of their productions from the
"The Quaker Girl" will begin the
second and final week of its successful
engagement at the Columbia theater
tomorrow evening, with matinees
Wednesday and Saturday. This oper
etta is one of the most pretentious
productions ever seen on the American
stage. It Is a dainty confection with
haunting tunes, an exquisite waltz and
a delicious blending of feminine, sar
torial and scenic loveliness.
Victor Morley, who Is among the
very best of the light comedians on
the contemporary stage, a graceul
dancer with an excellent voice, is the
debonair hero of the play and Is much
in evidence. He Is especially happy In
two songs, "Get Away. I'm a Married
Man," and "Take a Little Shine to Me."
Other great song hits of the play are
"Come to the Ball," a waits which is
being hummed and whistled all over
two continents; "Just as Father Used
to Do," "Tony From America," "The
First Dance," "A Runaway Match,"
"The Bad Boy and the Good Girl" and
The story of the play is delightfully
dealing with the adventures
and romance of a Quaker girl who Is
cast off by her people and goes to Paris
to get a glimpse of the world. While
there she is employed in a fashionable
dressmaker's salon and has much to do
with the display of many gorgeous
gowns. This fashionable establishment
Is one of the great features of the play,
furnishing an added attraction to
feminine play goers. Miss Alt as Pru
dence, the Quaker girl. Is cha/ming and
has won the hearts of all by her fresh
ness, vivacity and naturalness.
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the BfTilo r musical
comedy Wtiichlhas, recentty*%een the
dominant feature fti eastern theatriqiSa,""
will be the attraction at the Cort thea
ter for two weeks, beginning tonight.
Thlg operetta is an imported success
from Berlin, where it la still popular
at the Neves theater.
the producers who decided that Amer
ica wrfuld appreciate its charms, and its
welcome in the east Indicated that
their judgm«nt was good, The delight
ful music of "A Modern. Eve" is widely
popular, especially the alluring waits
song, "Goodby, Everybody."
The cast of principals is headed by
Adele Rowland, a ptouant comedienne,
who appears in the roie she originated,
and Alexander dartc, a Pacific coast
favorite years ago, who returns after
an absence of 15 years, during which
time he has been chiefly engaged In
New York city. Others In the oast are
Marion Roddy, Arllne Boiling, Henri
etta Tedro, Corlnne Harrington, Ray
Raymond, Louis Kelso, Harry Dlcke
aon, John Patton and the "Marvelous
Millers," clever whirlwind dancers. The
chorus is practically the same as that
of the Initial performance.
The music of "A Modern Eve" was
written by Victor Hollaender, also dis
tinguished as the composer of "Sum
urun," and Jean Gilbert, whose waltzes
are now the vogue In Europe. The
scenes of the operetta are laid In
France during the present time, and
the story centers about the Interesting
Cascadier family, consisting of father,
mother and two charming daughters.
The mother is a believer in sex equal
ity, practices law, educates her daugh
ters to professional careers so they will
be independent of man, and the hus
band and father merely presides over J
the kitchen. Two ardent suitors for j
THIS WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS
Cort—"A Modern Eve."
Columbia—Yietor Morley in "The
Alcazar—Orrin Johnson and Mar*
gnerite Leslie In The Money
Savoy—Kolb and Dill in "In
the daughters' hands Interfere with the
scheme of life as laid down by the
militant toother and eVentually compel
their sweethearts to capitulate to love.
Matinees will be given Wednesdays
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A delicious stage offering is "The
Money Moon," in which Orrin John
son and Marguerite Leslie will open
the third week of their successful star
ring season at the Alcazar theater to- (
morrow night. Adapted by Hartley
Manners and Jeffrey Fernold's novel
similarly titled, it is introduced as "a
modern fairy play in four acts." It
poaaesses the "child spirit" that ap
peals to the grownup.no less forcibly
than to their youngster.
All the scenes of "The Money Moon"
are laid in rural Kent, the garden spot
of England. ' Sharing prominence with
the principal adult characters is an
8 year old boy, nicknamed "Small Por
ges." This little chap's aunt, Miss
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MARTIN BECK and MORT. H. SINGER Present
THE BRILLIANT BERLIN MUSICAL COMEDY
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Fourth. Fifth and Last Big Weak
KOLB and DHL
With MAUDE T.TT.T.TaN BEBBI
And Big Company, Pment
By AARON HOFFMAN.
MATINEES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
Prices— Kc to Sl.OO.
STARTING MONDAY NIGHT, DEO. IS
KOLB and DHL Present
"THS MOTOR CUBX."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
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Anthea Divine, a young gentlewoman,
is about to be dispossessed of her an
cestral estate because of her inability
to meet pressing debts, and he steals
away with intent to go to Africa, make
his fortune, retura and relieve her
pecuniary obligations. He has not
proceeded far, however, when he falls
in with George Bellew, a whimsical
American millionaire who is seeking
heartease after being jilted by a Lon
don beauty, and between the child and
the man immediately is formed a
strong friendship. "Forges" is taken
back and Bellew enters the household
as a boarder. After telling the little
fellow that fortune is to be found
wherever tho "money moon" shines,
he carries out the generous deception,
rescues Aunt Anthea from impending
poverty, overcomes her pride and
makes her his wife.
Nothing could be more delightfully
quaint than the serious conversations
between the world-wearied man and
the ambitious little boy. Intertwined
with tn« big love story Is a minor
one—in which tho smitten pair ar* a
retired sergeant of cavalry and a little
spinster, both crippled.
Orrin Johnson and Miss Leslie will
be seen, respectively, as Bellew *n<*
Anthea, the characters they originated
and played six weeks in Los Angeles,
and Gertrude Short has been brought
from the southland city to renew her
performance of the child part Also
in the cast are Louis Bannison, Burt
Wesner, Charles Ruggles, Thomas
Chatterton, Lee Millar. Roy Neill, Ed
mend Lowe, John Elllcott, Pearl Cook
and Margaret Sayres.
It has been decided finally to with
draw "In Dutch." The week beginning
with today's matinee will be the fifth
and last of this jolly jumble of joy
which Kolb and Dill have been pre
senting to the public. Following, a
week from tomorrow night, comes
"The Motor Girl," a record breaker,
from the New Tork Lyric theater,
which Kolb and Dill have secured for
their exclusive uses at the Savoy.
It is safe to say that for the rest
of the run of "In Dutch" Kolb and
Dill will maintain the great popularity
of their piece. It is worth the price
of admission to witness the arrival,
from their airship, of Louie Pinochle
and Mike Schaumblaser, who tumble
somewhat unceremoniously and very
lightly garbed. Into the Moulin Rouge,
BTur of Tamona Adlor Stock Co. of H.T. City"=
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Maude Lillian Berri, Olga Steck,
Winnie Baldwin, Thomas C. Leary,
Percy Bronson, Lon Chancy and the
rest of the principals as well as the
beautiful Kolb and Dill chorus keep
"In Dutch" to the fore of local amuse
Little Billy, the Orpheum's headllner
this week, is a tiny chap of 19, well
educated and gifted with great his
trionic ability. As a comedian he is
brilliant and he excels in singing and
dancing. His versatility is Illustrated
by his Impersonation of a number of
characters of various types.
Direct from Tokyo come the mikado's
royal Japanese athletes, 16 perfect
physical specimens, representing the
flower of Japan's athletes. The first
part of their act is devoted to Jiu jitsu
as it is taught in the public schools of
Japan. The second part consists of
the national sport of wrestling, the
Japanese word for which is sumo. The
wrestling is a sort of catch as can way,
and on the order of a battle royal, one
man must throw five others in suc
cession in order to win.
Jere Grady and Frankle Carpenter,
supported by their own company, vr\\\
appear in "The Butterfly," which ena
bles Grady as Michael Murphy to pre
sent another delightful Irish character
ization. Miss Carpenter is a handsome
and accomplished ingenue, who for
several years has starred In the east
at the head of her own company. Her
role Is that of an actress called the
Butterfly, with whom Murphy's son is
Mignonette Kokln, the original Eng
lish "turkey hop girl," will be a wel
come feature on this week's bill. Her
Impersonations are clever and original
and she possesses a vivacious person
Galettl's monkeys will present "A
Day at the Circus," in which trfey por
tray the amusements one generally sees
This week closes the engagements of
Ed Morton, the comedian who sings;
the flying Martins and Marion Little
field's Florentine singers. The latter
will be heard in an entirely new pro
Musical comedy at its best will be
heard at the Pantages for the week be
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Bet Ate Heir Dryais, Eleotrlo Curllag Iteas
ginning this afternoon, when Tom Lin
ton, noted comedian, and his "Jungle
Girld," headed by Miss Grace Lindquist,
will make their local debut in the
scenic singing and dancing tropical od
dity, "The Up to Date Missionary." The
scenic and electrical effects surpass
anything that has yet been attempted
at popular prices. Linton is a noted
fun maker and is well placed as the
hapless missionary. Miss Ltnquist is a
charming comedienne who can sing and
dance and whose personality is win
It is seldom that such a splendid de
lineator of Hebrew characters as Sol
Berns comes westward. Berns' work
is always funny, yet never offensive.
Thlessen's Pets will afford the
younger patrons of vaudeville oppor
tunity to enjoy themselves. The won
derful little fox terriers give an as
tonishing performance. Comedy and
pathos are blended in "A Matter of
Custom," which L H. Rose and his ex
cellent supporting company present
Paul Florus. the best known xylo
phone aftist in the world, will be an
other attraction. The Lovelands, mu
sical artists; De Kolb and his equili
brist io girls, Mile. Ethelea, dainty
aerial artist, and the wonderful motion
pictures showing his holiness. Pope
Pius X, and the Vatican complete what
would appear to be the best bill ever
seen at the Pantagea,
Hyman B. Adler, star of the famous
Adler stock company of New York,
will be the headllner at the Empress
for the week beginning this afternoon.
He will appear in an Intense playlet of
his own authorship. "The Miser's
Dream and Awakening." The story tells
of an aged miser whose life has been
devoted to the accumulation of "al
mighty dollars." The acquisition of
Adler by Sullivan and Consldlne Is re
garded as a distinct vaudeville coup,
for he is one of the most noted actors
in the country and possesses a singing
voice of great splendor, as will be dis
covered by auditors at the Empress
As an added special feature Sullivan
and Considine are sending the three
Stanleys, who are comedy acrobats with
some startling features In their act.
Still another feature will be provided
by Leonard Martlnek, • who, with his
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Siegfried's Rhine Journey
. .Transformation Scene end Bod of Act 1
Siegfried. Forest Murmnr*
Tristan aad Isolde
Introduction aad Lore-Death
Seats on sale at Sherman-Clay A Co-s,
Cert Theater and Kohler A Chase's.
Price* 33e to $1.00
rag doll, has something entirely new
in the comedy line.
Grace Leonard, who is called "the
American boy" for her ability to Im
personate the type; Davey, De Musey
and Getsy, singers, burlesque artists
and dancers; Dale and Boyle, in a lively
offering, "The Belle and the Beau;"
George and Etta Williams, singers and
dancers; Tommy Smith and Johnny
Kelly In "The Meddlers," and two spe
cial feature motion pictures will con
clude the list of Empress attractions.
"ROSE MAID" IS COMING
Out of Vienna, land of waltzes, haa
come Bruno Granlchßtaedten, the new
est of composers to be heard on this
side of the seat- In the comic opera,
"The Rosa Maid." In himself, a char
acter almost grotesque to American
eyes, from his insistence upon" wear
ing formal evening; dress at midday on
all important occasions to* his humor
ous turns of orchestration in his works - .
Granichstaedten proved himself "un
usual" from the moment of his land
ing from the steamer at Hoboken. He
had come to this country, the first of
the Important Viennese waltz kings
to brave an ocean voyage, to direct
the opening of "The Rose Maid for!
Werba and Luescher, the producers,
but only half a dozen times could he
be persuaded to go near the theater In
which the final rehearsals were being
"It is I—l should spoil it," ha Said
brokenly, "you do things much better
over here. We have some voices, but
you too, have voices, and you have
youth and moat of all have you vlvac
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Ths Leading Playbooas, ekary aad Mason Sta.
Aad tip to aad Including Naxt Wnailaa,
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Matinees Wednesday aad Saturday
Tha Musical Bit of Tatas Contioaota,
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A Preaaoan sf "Tha Sprint Maid."
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Wm Vaa Tlaa, Henry Coote. Lee Stark. H.
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MARKET ST., OPPOSITE MASON.
TOM LINTON and HIS JUNGLE i
With Mies Grace Lindqulst, In "The '
Up-to-Date Missionary," a Scenic
Singing and Dancing Tropical Oddity.
. Excluslre Authentic Motion pictures of
POPE PIUS X |
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Mat. Dally at 2:80; Nights at 7:16.9:1 ft.
SUN. AND t Matinees at 1:30 and 3:30.
ity and spirit. Qur beauties so quickly
get married and we lose them from the
theater to the army. Surely we must
hold nothing from tha army.
"All I would ask is that the singer
of 'The Rose Maid' shall be a beauty
—she must sing con expresaione and
with training, be demure and yet with
life and vivacity—and. only one more
■le must dance like a nymph,
all; we have not such a one
i or Vienna, still, it is such a
Carefree regarding the ultimate aue
cess of "The Rose Maid," which had
been Granichstaedten'a greatest tri
umph abroad, the composer spent much
of his time among the light musical
entertainments* of New York and made
a capful study of the cabaret form of
amusement as his next opera is promised
as a satire on the cabaret life.
Safest and Most Magnificent Theater
WEEK BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON.
MATINEE EVERY DAY.
THE HIGHEST STANDARD
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I VAtTDBVILLE'S TINIEST HBADLTNER'
JERE GRADY, FRANKIE
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Playing Their Nearest Comedy
THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH TURKEY
"A DAY AT THE CIRCUS"
Direct From Toklo
THE MIKADO'S ROYAL
THE COMEDIAN- WHO SINGS.
THE FLYING MARTINS
SENSATIONAL WIZARDS OF THE AIR.
New Daylight Motion Pictures
Laat Week —Great Success
\ ENTIRELY IfKW PROGRAMME.
BEGINNING NEXT SUNDAY MATINEE.
LONDON'S OWN COMEDIENNE
Evening Prices, 10c, 25c, 60e, TBc Box
Matinee Prices (except Sundays and Holt
days). 10c, 25c, 50c.
Phones: DOUGLAS 70. HOMB 01570. Jj
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TO-DAY AT 2:30
Tickets. $2. $1.50. |1. on sale at Hall.
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(■■ Kohler & Chase.
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