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NEW BRITAIN DAILY ' HERALD, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1922.
HAQRY JAMES SMITH, NATIVE SON, WAS WRITER OF SUCCESSFUL PLAYS His Last, "A Tailor Made Mao," Coming to Fox's, ; Regarded as One of His Best Comedies Died War Service. in "A Tailor Made Man" from the pen of the late Harry James Smith of Berlin, has been made Into a moving picture starring Charles Ray and will be shown at the local Fox theater, October 29, go, Si and November 1. Many people will remember the play when presented here last April by the James Cormlcan players at the Ly ceum theater. i This play was one of the greatest suceessesiMr. Smith ever wrote and was produced first in Boston, during the 1917 theatrical season with Grant Mitchell as the star. The production, after a few tryouts on the road, then went to New York where it played a fuil season. Since that time it has been produced . in stock many times and Mary Plckford recently sold the moving picture rights of , the produc tion to Charles Ray. ' i Star Known Locally Members of the Smith family have learned that Miss Plckford sold the ftim rights to Mr. Ray because of the fear she .possessed for the labor scene, which Is the climax of the production. It is also of interest to many New Britain people that Grant Mitchell, stage star of the production, is a per sonal friend of 'Judge J. E, Cooper, of this city. Three Big Successes Of the plays written by Mr. Smith, none have achieved such fame and a name as have' "Mrs. Bumpstead Leigh" In which Mrs. Fleke starred for a full season and the "Little Teacher," In which Mary Ryan fea tured for a number of months on Broadway In addition to "A Tailor Made Man." Laura Hope Crews also starred in another of Mr. Smith's plays, "Blackbirds," which also has been picturlzed.. . Homestead in New Britain Harry James Smith, who was 88 years of age when claimed by death, was born in New Britain and spent his boyhood days In this city, the pres ent wooden structure of the New Britain general hospital being the old Smith homestead. He attended the public schools and was a graduate of the New Britain early spring of 1921 a Red Crois medal was posthumously (conferred upon Mr. fmlth when presented to Ms motner, Mrs. John B. Smith of Hud son street, uerlln. Mrs. Smith w one of two mothers In Connecticut to receive this medal. It Is also Interesting to note thst Mr. Smith, with Arthur Goodrichau thor, Is one of the New Britain boys wno has made good In the literary and dramatlo writing fields. Gossip's Cornei Three-Piece Costume. Very fine embroidery In gold thresd embellishes a three-piece suit of greenish-gray duvetyn, elaborately trimmed with gray caracul. The dress has a fur girdle and sleeves of cord- ed silk. FASHION SHOW AT FOX'S NEXT WEEK In Conjunction With "Slim Short ders" Wbich Opens Monday Fashionable Gloves. Embroidered gloves are very fash. High school In the slass of 1897. He,,. ,n eolors. -, M'M ,,.. quently comes In black and on dark gloves we find much white stitching. attended Williams' college from which he graduated In 1902. Later he taught In various schools, Including Oberlln college In Ohio. After receiving his M.A. degree from Harvard, he Joined the staff of the Atlantic Monthly where he remained but a short time as he soon took up playwrlghtlng as a life work. Helped Red Cross During the war, Mr. Smith was not accepted for army service so . he Joined the Red Cross and was in the British Columbian wilds, collecting a species of moss used In treating shrapnel wounds, when he met his death. The Berlin honor roll has a gold star In, honor of Mr. Smith and In the Jade Necklace. A necklace of Jade is made Inter esting by alternating the Jade with balls of antique finished metal. It Is very long, reaching almost to the knees. ; DAILY F4SHI0N' 8FRVICE. Fur Coats. Rich and elegant coats of broad tail or baby lamb are effectively col lared with sable or chinchilla. The smartest fur coats are draped as soft ly and beautifully as fabrics. Black and Silver Fall's Color Combination Organdie and Lace. The most unusual cuffs seen fen any of the. new frocks are of organdie with ruffles of gold lace. They turn back from the wrist to the elbow with a decided flare.' 'toersiOMT wt wcalu good Picturesque Frock. An Imported frock of supple velvet in a rich red -purple Is cut on very straight lines and has sleeves of chif fon In a much lighter shade than the frock. ' The sleeves are long and flow ing, and the points reach the hem line. Black and silver Is the latest color scheme several of the largest and seVeral of the most exclusive of the women's shops In New York have been devoting their attention to It. Black and silver matelasse Is used for elaborate three-piece suits for fall. Suits of black fabrics trim themselves with gray lynx or gray squirrel collars. Silver thread embroideries are very on black and are seen not only on suits and coats but on dresses of all kinds. Black evening gowns are effec tively trimmed with silver lace and black velvet uses silver embroidery, silver lacetor steel and crystal beads as the fancy takes it. Even footwear shows the tendency the smartest thing for fall is patent leather colonials with buckles of cut steel. ' ' If You Are Well Bred. You know women seldom make for mal calls in the evening, though friendly, Informal isits re entirely correct. Men, however, are privileged to make their formal calls in the eve ning. In the city they may call as early as 8 or as late as 9:30 p. m. Marriajrc A La Mode. The American bride goes to the altar clad in shimmering white satin or, at least, in white at a fashion able formal wedding. But the Chinese bride wears the favorite national color yellow. She is entirely covered with a thick veil. Her attendants, usually matrons, ear black. SALTED MIXED NUTS BY BERTHA SHAPLETGH Of Columbia I'niverslty 1 cup Jordan almonds M cup pecan meats cup English walnuts Blanch the almonds by pouring boiling water over the nuts, cooking for one minute and plunging them Into cold water. The skins then slip off easily.' Do the same with the English walnuts, but the pecans do not require it. Cook the nuts, a few at a time, in hot oil, either corn or olive, about two or three minutes, keeping them constantly stirred. Drain on paper, remove to a second piece of paper and sprinkle with salt. Candellla wax obtained from a Mexican weed Is the main Ingredient In shoe polishes used on brown and tan shoes. The "Old Homestead" Is A Masterpiece In Celluloid On Monday, Tuesday and Wednes aay evenings of next week Hoyt's nrvue, tne musical comedy attraction at Foxs, will stage something entire ly new in this city, arrangements hav- ngr been made for a real fashion snow. This show will be in conjunc uon wun tne motion picture "Slim unoumeri," which , features Irene casitle and pronents her In a dellrht ful drama In which she too appears In raiment of such a gorgeous nature that she shows where she earns her title as 'the best dressed woman in America." Th regular perform ance at matinees Is "Listening Inn." The costumes which the cast and chorus of Hoyt's will wear are being supplied by Raphael's department store. They will include a full line of the latest sport dresses, sweaters, slip-ons and waists, traveling suits, evening gowns and other bits f wear ing apparel, not forgetting the charm ing hats that are In vogue this fall, or the newest bits of footwear. This fashion show Is but an added attraction, the Revue company having arranged to present "Listening Inn," a broadcasting show of sons;, mirth and dance, to say nothing of the high brand of humor injected by Lew Brems. The program will be changed on Thursday, with the same com pany presenting still nnother com plete change "Scandals or Pleasure." Each of these musical shows Is dif ferent, rich in comedy situations and giving each performer. whether dancer or singer, an excellent oppor tunity. Some hew songs and ballads will be introduced during the week. With the last half week's program, Charles (Buck) Jones In "West of Chicago" will be shown. The great stage success by the late Harry James Smith of Berlin, "A Tailor Made Man," with Charles Ray In the leading role, will be the movie feature on October !0. 30, 31 and November 1. Writing In the New York American of this picture, Alan Dale, noted critic, says: "A Tailor Made Man" easily achieves the front ranks of screen comedy. The young comedian covers himself with glory. Grant Mitchell, in the' height of his success in this play, never did any thing quite as Mr. Ray In the pic ture." Of course, the story deals with a humble 'presser' who went Into "sasslety," his only claim heine a colossal nerve and a fine suit of clothes. He gets hy with flying colors and shows that clothes do make the man. , Prisoner of Zcnda. Fox's management has contracted for the local showing of "The Prisoner of Zenda," ranked by fore most critics as one of the Ave best movies of the year. This picture will be presented here very soon. Rex Ingram, the producer, Is the same man who produced "The Four Horse men," and the cast Includes Lewis Stone and Alice Terry. Some of the other pictures which Fox will show within a short time are: Harry Carey in "The Kick back"; Mae Murray In "Broadway Rose"; Owen Moore In "Love Is an Awful Thing"; Prisrllla Dean in "Under Two Flags"; and Forget-me not." Tomorrow niirrt ' "God's Crucible" and Gladys Walton in "Playing Witi Fire," will be shown. W.' DEAN) 14. You'll prob- (BY JAMES New York, Oct. ably go to see the screen version of "The Old Homestead" to enjoy a good laugh, especially since the witty James Cruze directed it. , However, Cruze refrained from sa tire. He was kindly disposed toward the simple people of this Denman Thompson play and presents them as though they were "folks from back home" whom he Is' proud to know. . The result Is a powerful photoplay drama that gathers force through Its simplicity and sincerity. Among the group of "bigger and better" pictures promised for this year, this one stands out as "immense." The story of "The Old Homestead" contains every element that a photo play should contain. It would be well for all aspiring screen authors to study Its construction. But don't Imitate it. Its material has been mulled over hy others and presented in many variations on the stage and screen. There's the old homestead. Uncle Josh, who owns it. Rube his son. Ann, the adopted orphan who loves Rube. Eph Holbrook, the skin-flint who holds a mortgage on the home stead. Lem, his son. Rose, the girl he has wronged. Aunt Mathilda. SI Prime and Seth Perkins who have courted her 30 years. Ike Goodsell, the constable. And Happj' Jack, the tramp. Lem steals from his father to send Rose away. Rube Is accused of the theft. The tramp helps him escape from Jail. L'ncle Josh sells his stock and his furniture to pay back the sum Rube was accused of stealing. The' day the homestead Is to be sold an intense storm blows up. Rube returns. ' does Rose. The cowardly Lem confesses the theft. The homstead Is restored to l'ncle Josh. Rube and Ann are re-united. Cruze establishes each of the char acters aa definitely as though he were turning a family album from page to page giving you an intimate account of each photograph. i Theodore Roberts makes Cncle Josh a very real and lovable character de spite a beard that shows it Is phony. Few of te well-known stars could have done as well with the part of Ana as Frltzie Ridgeway. She cives T. A. R. FAIR DRAWS WELL. Several -hundred turned out last night to the opening of the Tabs' nine nlaht fair at Jester's hall on Arch street, and the popularity of the sev eral booths In the hall attested to the quality of the articles displayed. To night an unusually attractive program will be offered, opening at 8:45 o'clock with the Fredericks Trio, acrobats The troupe has completed a tour of the eastern states and Is located in this city temporarily while awaiting orders from their booking office In New York city. Their act comprises many of the turns which have made other similar acts popular, and tn ad dition, stunts that the Fredericks trio, alone, is exhibiting. As an extra added attraction, James Sullivan, soloist will be heard. Mr. Sullivan who is a soloist at St. John's church, and has taken part In numerous pro grams in the past few years is rated as one of the city's best performers. William C. Smith, magician, kept the crowd In an uproar last night. One of the most pleasing of his many en tertaining stunts, was one in which Eddie Kerln's watch was subjected to the hardest kind of treatment and then, with the aid of Petey Dink, Mr. Smith hroueht It back Intact. It is probable that Messrs. Smith and Rus sell will be booked for another night. IvOICESINTHEAIRl KDKA Westinghonse East Pittsburgh. Saturday. Oct. 21. p. m. Late news and other m. Government market re- Theodore Roberts as I'nrle .Irish in "Tlio Old Homestead." Hoelnnlnc at he lower left and around the circle, George Fawrett, Harriwin Ford. .Fames Mason, Frltrie Ridgeway and F.thel Wales. promise of doing something really pictures starring Georges Carpentier, big for the screen. She is at home in front of the camera. All of the others are adequate for their roles. Perhaps the casting di rector, whoever he was, should share the praise that thin picture earns. Says J. Stuart Black'on. producer of I engaged Carpentier because I be lieved In his ability as a screen artist. My faith In him has been justified by his, work In 'A Gypsy Cavalier' and the reception of his work by critics here in England. The result of his tight with, Slkl will not affect his future work with me." 7:15 features. 7:45 p port. 8:00 p. m. Bedtime story and l'ncle Wigglly story for the kiddles. Sunday. Oct. 22. 11 a. m. Services of the First I Presbyterian church of Pittsburgh. 2:45 p. m. Children's Bible story, j "Greedy Eyes." 3:00 p. m. Radio chapel services. 7:30 p. m, Services of Point I Breeze Presbyterian church. WBZ ( West Inghoitte Springfield.) Saturday. Oct. 21. 7:30 p. m. Bedtime story. 8:00 p. m. Musical selections. 8:10 p. m. I'nder the evening lamp. 8:30 p. m. Musical selections. Sunday. Oct. 22. 8 p. m. Church serlces by Rev. C. A. Wing, I'nlty church. WJZ ' . (WestinKhousr Newark.) Saturday. Oct. 21. 8:40 p. m. "I'nder the Evening Lamp." soprano. 10:01 p. m Musical program. tt 'AGAIN WE LEAD" it-Hi The 12 Annual Style Show THE BIG STORE Raphael's Department Store will be held at FOX'S THEATRE Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in connection with Hoyt's Musical Revue the girl members of the cast acting as models The women of New Britain and Vicinity will find this more than an exposition of the modes that will dominate the Fall Season they will see here the oppor tunity to wear the newest fashions first and at prices within the reach of all. 9:00, p. m. The BreckwoOds Dance Orchestra. 9:30 p. in. Stories and monologues by Eva M. Bacon. 9:45 p. m. Itecital by Isabel Thorp, Sunday, Oct. 22. 10:30 a. m. Musical program. 12 a. m. Musical, propram. 3 p. m. Radio chapel (services. 8 p. m. Recital by Elizabeth Evans, soprano. 9:05 p. m. Recital by George S. Madden, baritone; Maurice LeFarge, 4:30 p. in. Literary vesper service, accompanist. FOX'S SUNDAY EVENING ONLY GLADYS WALTON "GOD'S CRUCIBLE" in . with "PLAYING WITH FIRE" AN ALL. STAR CAST MONDAY TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY 4 - BIG ATTRACTIONS 4 HOYT'S REVUE With Lew Brems and a Company of 20, Mostly Girls, Presenting an Entirely New Show Entitled ICTCM IMM Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evening: Only BIG STYLE AND FASHION SHOW Showing; all the Latest Creations in Govns, Wraps, Suits and Millinery from RAPHAEL'S DEPARTMENT STORE On Beautiful Girl Models IRENE CASTLE The Best Dressed Woman in America in Her Best Picture "SLIM SHOULDERS" AL. ST. JOHN IN "THE CITY CHAP" COMING CHARLES RAY IN "A TAILOR MADE MAN"