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In "Good Times"
Trick Riding, High Diving
and Elephants Play Their
Usual Part in the Big
Show at the Hippodrome
By Heywood Broun
The first performance of "Good
Times" at the Hippodrome last night
imposes upon us a different and rather
more Important task than generally
falls to our lot in the theater. We
feel that it la up to us to tell not so
much what we thought about the show
as to make a full and accurate report
to H 3d. For a time we thought that
it might be best to introduce him to
the drama through some of the films
of Charlie Chaplin, but we're afraid
that he is still too young to get any?
thing but the outward clowning which
mask? the soul of a great nrtlBt. The
Hippodrome show, for all its vastness,
is less complex. Of course, it is pos- j
sible to to wait a year, or two, or three.
We haven't a doubt that there will al?
ways be a Hippodrome scene in toy
land, and another whore two hundred
chorus girls march out to form the
flag or to spell America. Elephants
are also enduring, we trust, for we
should not like to have H 8d miss the
opportunity of seeing Minnie foxtrot
or perform her recently acquired trick
of doing the shimmy.
As a matter of fact, even the Hippo?
drome presents certain difficulties.
When some thirty or forty chorus girls
march into the tank in the last act and
disappear we shall feel obliged to tell
H. 3d that they have not really gone
for good and all. We would not want
him to feel sorry at the wholesale de?
struction, and still less would wo care
to have him believe that the manage?
ment had sacrificed forty performers
for his amusement. We think his idea
of recreation should be on a somewhat
Still, if he asks her where the dir
ing girls have gone we won't know
what to say, as we haven't the slight?
est idea. We can hardly afford to tell
him that. It would be too much of a
! shock for him to find out just yet
I that there, is anything we don't know.
That is something which wo hope to
break to him gently year by year.
Much of tho performance ho will be
able to enjoy and comprehend with?
out aid or advice. Probably the act
in which everything squirts water on
the comedian will appeal to him a
great deal more than it does to us. On
the other hand ho may not enjoy
Ferry Corey half as much as wo did
when he played ragtime on a garden
fence and used a gun bnrrcl for a
piccolo solo. H 3d has only a
rudimentary knowledge of music.
Corwey was much the best of the
newcomers on the Hippodrome bill. Of
tho old favorites "Poodles" Hanneford
easily held his place at the top with
his remarkablo riding stunts and his
clowning. Marcelino does not do a
great deal, and his little is not par?
ticularly effective. Belle Storey is
singing better than ever and is de?
cidedly persoryible. Arthur Geary is
also effective. Joe Jnckson is amus?
ing in his familiar bicycle act, and
there is some thrilling diving, particu?
larly a leap from the roof by Dorothy
Gates. Or, perhaps, it was Anna Mack,
since both names appear on the pro?
gram. According to the usual cus
torn, R. H. Burnmido has staged the
big show, and most of the music is by
William Farnum Takes Lead?
ing Role in "If I Were
Justin Huntly McCarthy, who always
runs rich in the highly picturesque,
both in his dramatic ,and fictional
labors, has given to William Farnum
all the tinselry and glitter with which
to go through two hours of a thrilling
reel sketch in "If I Were King." The
Lyric opened last night to a fair-sized
audience nnd will run the screen adapta?
tion of this great stage success for
two weeks. Let it bo said at the out?
set that William Farnum, either as tho
heroic rough-neck of the purple sago
country, as the soldier of fortune in
the great white silences of Alaska, as
a mountebank in Mexico, or as Jean
Valjenn in"Les Miserables," has never
shown to better advantage than in Mc?
Carthy's presentation of the paretic
reign of Louis XI, during the mid
fiftnonth century, when treason, cor?
ruption, bribery, vice and all the sins
of omission and commission wero the
order of tho day.
Farnum, as Francois Villon, a "cockle
shell" of the Paris underworld, now
known by the namu of Apache, Baves
France, even as Jeanne D'Arc saved
France, through those heroics that are
conferred on the humble only through
the tricks of fate?so runs tho story,
Lou?b XI, played by Fritz Lieber,
discovers Villon during a "slumming
expedition," after Villon falls in love
with Katherine (Betty Ross Clarke),
whom the king desires to make his
mistress. Villon, a thief, is swayed
from his robbery of gold plate in tho
king's chapel by the sight of Katherine
in prayer that France may be saved
from the Duko of Burgundy, whoso
army is then thundering at the gates
Just what kind of knockout drops
the king administers to Villon is not
known, but Villon undergoes n period
of amnesia, so to speak, and "comes
to" as the Count Mountcorbier, Grand
, Constable of France. This all happenB,
however, after he, as a vagabond, has
exposed the trenson of the king's grand
marshal, Thibnut, a part played by
Walter Law, and has wounded Thibaut
in u duel. In fact, he has two duels
with Thibaut during tho picture, in
the latter of which ho slays th?
By taking the reins in his own hand
while he is under a week's parole be?
fore ho is to be hanged, Villon, now
become the magnificent, conquer? Bur?
gundy's army and wins the love of
Katherine. The king grants a full
pardon and there the story ends. But
the presentation is splendid from every
point of view.
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Pretty Girls and Tuneful
Music on the Palace Bill
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Harry Carroll "Does" Two
Parts in Emergency;
Charles King & Co.
The series of "and company" musical
reviews comprising tuneful music and
pretty girls, started two- months ago
by Joseph Santley, has run through
Pat Rooney and Harry Carroll success?
fully. Yesterday it added another?
Charles King and company, in "Love
Letters." But the latest niece is
not to bo compared with the Sant
ley, Carroll and Rooney works, and
gave way, so far as real merit was con?
cerned, to the offering of two young
women, Harriet and Marie McConnell,
in songs and pretty stage Bettings.
The very cleanliness of their song se?
lections and their unqualified vocal
ability place them, in everything ex?
cept the billing, as near to young
Mr. Carroll's position a? anything on
When one of tho young women in a
sextet number in Mr. Carroll's produc?
tion failed to arrive in time Mr. Carroll
himself, to the delight of tho audience
and to his glory as a genuine showman,
just stepped in and took the part of the
young woman, dividing his time be?
tween doing her steps with the girls
and continuing his work at the piano.
For this ho won the applause of a
The Charles King offering, if it were
not pitted against Mr. Carroll and his
pleasing company, and if it had not
been preceded at the Palace by such
splendid similar reviews, would
doubt, satisfy. But it has a song tW
is suggestive, and it uses a rnoti
picture reel which can hardly be fo*
Miller and Mack, In ridiculously
funny costumes, took one back to tJ
good old days when vaudoville ac,0
were constructed for the fun <>' *
Joe Cook, the one-man vaudevil!? \ ?.
De Soto, Sylvia Loyal and con,par;r
Herbert and Dare, with the new? ,\.V
completed the bill. re?1?
Soviet Agent in Argentina
BUENOS AYRES, Aug. 9-An age?S
of tho Russian cooperative socW??.
Abraham Rabinovitch, has arrivedY
to establish an agency for the aocie>i.?
and a branch of the Baltic Bank p
announces that he come* with ajJn,
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