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SECOND SECTION, containing Dramatic, Society, Motor News end Feature?. ??-"?--?-? ?...-. .". ? . ??. . . . , e*f?Tfe^?&?9m SECOND SECTION, containing Dramatic, Society, Motor New? and Feature* *?? WASHINGTON? *D.. C., SUNDAY? JULYi 14? 1918. ^.'rt^^amaf^tfM . _v?-j???"airi*-'--J*>-- ;-?? - fiii, ., ,,r. ^trt^arfXwlm^^gftfJ^ '? .?. Tis Not Difficult to Welcome A Music Show in July It is the duty of the theatrical reviewer in these day? to riew the fatare always from a dead lerci of optimism. He must standardize a certain mood. That is his only safeguard against himself. It is his only sure guarantee of maintaining a "constructive attitude." He must forever bear in mind the stern necessity of letting the dead past bury its dead. His scent for the golden tomorrow?for the joys of next week or next season, whatever it be?must never grow dulL We mention these things not because our own optimism needs ? stimulation, but merely to show why dramatic editors should be made life members of the Little Sunshine Club. In other days a dramatic critic was popularly regarded as a misanthrope, a wife-beater, a dys peptic, or a bilious egotist He ate press agents alive and tore the hearts out of actors and playwrights. He challenged theatrical mag nates to fisticuffs and, if barred from theaters, burrowed hia way into the peanut gallery with false whiskers and smoked glasses. He was a truculent sort of person. Nowadays the dramatic editor is the True Believer. He ir radiates discreet, ur#anic optimism based upon experience. And yet he has his eccentricities. Sometimes to prove the rule he makes himself the exception. Brand-New Musical Piece Graces the Belasco. It requires no abnormal draft on our fund of optimism, however, to welcome the Dolly sisters to Washington this week in t new musi cal show called "Oh, Look!" The book is by James Montgomery, who registered one of the recently substantial hits in New York last season in "Going Up," a musicalization of his old farce, "The Avia tor." Tomorrow night we look for some real sport. If Gen. Crowder had pronounced the movies a nonessential in dustry, he would have been guilty of the crudest ingratitude. If there is any branch of human effort which has "done its bit" for the war, it is the screen. This week, for instance, "Our Navy," a film which demonstrates a new color process, will stimulate pride and patriotism at the National, while some episodes of Italian valor will be disclosed at Poll's in an official film called "The Italian. Battlefront" The time . liness of this showing needs no comment . | The Aftermath of That All-star Cast ? in "Ont There." I Our old friend John P. Toohey, who managed the all-star tour of the Manners' play, "Out There," which was a part of the recent Red Cross war fund drive, has written a chronicle of his adventures in that journey called "The Theater 'Carries On."* He has a few caustic remarks to make about the difficulties that beset his path?es pecially from those who were to be the beneficiaries from this volun tary contribution to the Red Cross from the theater. He says: "There was some discussion among the national body of the Red Cross as to whether the proposition of the tour as presented could be accepted and endorsed by the Red Cross organization. It was at this first meeting that a bit of comedy was introduced. One important member of the governing body suggested that it would be unwise for the organization to agree to having the cost of railroad transportation, an item considerably less than $10,000, taken out of the gross receipts. " 'We feel that the theatrical profession should underwrite this expense,' was the message this official gave out Here were the most important actors on the American stage band ed together in tbe most amazing cast ever assembled, giving their time and services entirely free of charge, assuming their own ex penses and then being forced to force themselves on certain cities in order that the entire tour might be made a great success. Only an abiding sense of humor and an unshakable faith in the enormous possibilities of tjte project on the part -of those interested in arrang ing the details prevented them from abandoning this tour. "One promrri?t gentleman, a member of the committee which had charge of the Washington arrangements, admitted, when the pro ject was put up to him, that he had not been in a theater in thirty * years, and that he knew nothing about any of the distinguished artists in the 'Out There' company. "? roust confess that I have never heard of any of them except George M. Cohan,' he said, 'and, while I have a natural aversion to Jews, I rather hope that he can be prevailed upon to sing 'Out There.' "In Chicago an important member of the governing body of the Red Cross objected to having the Red Cross assume the responsibility for the newspaper advertising. "'We are not in the show business,' he said. "How do you know that you will play to enough money to pay for this advertising?' "In St Louis the local Red Cross authorities who had hesitatingly agreed to permit the performance to be given under Red Cross auspices, announced at the outset that the promoters of the enterprise need expect no aid or assistance from them, and, be it said to their credit, they kept their word. The entire local management of the af fair was undertaken by Melville Stolz, manager of the American Theater, to whose virtually unaided efforts the success of the per formance was due. The local receipts amounted to $32,282 at a single performance. "Cleveland was one of the cities that had to be 'talked into' ac cepting the performance, though the great mass of theatergoers were clamoring for it Alvah Bradley, chairman of the committee and a Mr. Harvey, representing the mayor, put their feet down firmly on an auction sale. And so it came to pass that there was no auction, and so it further came to pass that the great city of Cleveland made one of the poorest showings on the entire tour. ("The total receipts in Pittsburgh were $135,384. The Pittsburgh record demonstrates that if the same spirit had been shown in every city the total receipts for the entire tour would have been more than doubled." . . The Solid Work and Worth of . tbe Stock Companies. We have adverted frequently to the renaissance of the stock com pany effected by war conditions. To the majority of theatergoers stock means merely a rehashing and warming over of old plays. Pioneer and creative work done by resident companies is a growing factor in theatricals. The New York Times has the following review of the leading work done in this line: "The Russell Janney Players, in Milwaukee are at present, per haps, the best of the repertoire organizations. The company is some thing more than a stock company, for players of standing in the theater have been taken to Milwaukee to play certain roles. During the last week the company gave the first American performances of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband," and the cast which appeared in the play was one which a manager would probably be unable to col lect?and more than likely unable to pay for?for a regular New York production. Those who appeared in the piece included Con stance Collier, Julian L'Estrange, Beatrice Beckley, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Sylvester, John L. Shine and Cecil Yapp. "The production of 'An Ideal Husband' was made at the sugges tion of John D. Williams, who plans to present the piece in New York next season, and was desirous of first gazing upon it from all angles. The reviewer of the Milwaukee Journal, lavish in his praise Of the production, gave it as his opinion that the performance was an improvement upon the London production?which, let it be, added, he fe had seen. The week prior to last week the same company was seen in Edward Sheldon's fairy play. The Garden of Paradise,' the elabor , ?te production of which in New York some years ago was the straw ^ which broke the Lieblers' back. To be sure it was not produced in Milwaukee as it was produced in New York; the remarkable thing about it is that it was produced at all. The production served to re kindle interest in the piece, incidentally, and it is already reported that the Shuberts have obtained the rights. "Next in interest is Stuart Walker's company in Indianapolis, which, having given us 'Seventeen,' is entitled to respectful attention. Mr. Walker has produced a new farce called 'Seven Up,' the work of Mrs. Alta May Colenian. In Walker's company at present are such players as Margaret Mower, J. M. Kerrigan, Gregory Kelly, George Gaul and Aldnch Bowker. 'Seven Up,' if the Indianapolis papers are to be trusted, is a hit, and undoubtedly will invade New York during the new season. "Edward H. Robins has a stock company in Toronto which also dips into new drama between times, and is always willing to open the d<x>rs of hia theater* to a manager or actor with a new play. Tom Wise having a play about P. T. Barnum on his hands, recently pro duced it at Mr. Robins theater with himself in the leading role and the results were so satisfactory that Charles Dillingham has already *t??.??? ,0 pr?du?:e '?"?*- P1C? .,n N?T York, with Mr. Wise as its star. "Minneapolis is another at7 which has had a stock premiere last week-a piece called The V irg.n Widow'-and the report? are that it has already been snapped up by ?. H Woods, than whom there is no ?"?P.P*r.any0in?!>p,er? r7he ?,G?" Widow? is reported to be the work of Virginia Robinson Perry, leading woman of the Minneapolis com pany. ~ ^-"^ mar: u^?* ^?f"^1?"'? P-ty. J??? E*rnal Magdalene,' aaw the BUght firs? in a Cleveland stock theater and tomorrow night another "thy trom his typewriter, called The House Without Children,' will be similarly produci*-^ Newark, lo come nearer home, recently had a ??*? pr.cnucre m Tbe Blu* Pe*rl* * ???4y by An? Crawford To Be Seen This Week Belaare?"Oh, Leo*?.? At the Belasco Theater for a week beginning tomorrow evening?. Wash ington playgoer? will have their flrst opportunity to view William Elliott, F. Ray Comstock and Morris (Jest's newest musical comedy offering, "Oh, Look!" with the Dolly staters r.nd Harry Fox as the featured members. "Oh, 1?ok" Is based on a merry farce by James Montgomery, whoae | "Going UP" was one of the biggest hits In New Tork the past season. ? few of tbe musical numbers In the piece are "Oh, Look''' "Caroline," "It's a Long Road to Tiffany's," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "You're Absolutely-Wonderful," "Typical Top ical Songs," "A Kiss, for Cinderella," "Beautiful Girls." . Regarding the cast-of "Oh. LookV surrounding the dainty Dollies snd Hsrry Fox are Charles Lane, Ade laide Keim, Hugh Cameron, Clarenee Nordstrom, Selma Harris, Robert Ames, Louis Haines, Edward Poland, Lewis Seeley, to say nothing of a | feminine ensemble of rare charm and , youth. It would be hard to And a trio of entertainers more popular than RoS xika ' and Yansci Dolly and Harry Fox, and In "Oh, Look!" they have been provided by librettist and com-, poser with lust the. sort of material in which they excel. "Oh, Look!" la staged with all of the atmosphere and "class'' that dis tinguish all the Klliott-Comstock Gest musical productions. Patir??"The Italian Battlefraat." The picture, "The Italian Battle front," which has .been adjudged the most comprehensive of any part of the great war, to be seen at the Poll's this week, gives the keynote of Italy's war alma. Every country among the allied na tion? which has sent the flower of Its manhood to do Its share of the fighting haa its war alma These are two-fold. First, there Is the gen eral or poollng-of-lnterest war aims, which Is tbe destruction of Prussian. militarism. Secondly, there is the specific or Individuai war aim?. In the case of Italy. thia Is tbe acquirement of Trentino and Trieste, called by the Italians, "Italia Irrendenta"?"Italy Unre deemed." Italy Is ?a much entitled to Tram Uno snd Trieste as th?- United Stats? would, be. to California aat Texas, if they were taken away from here. In these two unredeemed provinces, the population is for the greater part Italian. The cus toms, language and culture of the hapless provinces Is overwhelmingly Italian. Austria, even when an ally of Italy, has employed every means to stamp out the Italianishtlon of th? two province?. It ia to redeem these imprisoned kinsmen that .Italy is waging the most magnificent of fensive ever undertaken. Nattaaal??Oar Wavr.*?'? ,-J Motion pictures in colors ?o na tural that they seem not pictures at all, but real scenes from nature, wll be shown In the National The ater for one week, beginnig With matinee tomorrow, when the attrac tion will be the Prise Color Feature, "Our Navy," supplemented by views of United States troops and gems CONTINUED I?~LA8T COLUMN. Who's Who k the Picture. 1?"Our Navy." at the National. 2?Dolly Sisters and Har ry Fox. in "Oh. .Look!" at the Belasco. 3?Christie MacDonald, at B. F. Keith's. 4?"The Italian Battle iron t.". at Polis. 5?Misa Clare Jackson, with "Show of Wowsers," at the Casino. 6?Joe Darcy, at the Cos mos. , 7-W. S. Hart, in "Shark Monroe," at Loew s Colum bia, i 8?Alla Ne?mova, in "Revelation," at Moore's Strand. 9?Charlotte, in "The Frozen Warning," at Moore'* Garden. What the Press Agent Says, That Say I Tbe delectable Doly Sisters, who are In their early twenties and do not look a day over eighteen, have, often been asked to tell how they can retain their youth and freshness, their dear complexions and clear eyes. The Dollieg are up till all hours of the morning. In addition to their regular theatrical work, their services have been in such demand that they have appeared, after midnight, on the Century Roof and the Ziegfeld Frolic, very seldom arriving home - till 4 o'clock In the morning. They are to be seen here at the Belasco Theater the coming week In their newest musical comedy hit, "Oh, Look!" The Dolly Sisters declare that their rales of health are' very simple. Lone before Mr. Hoover took charge of the food ?upply. these young ladies passed up pastries, sweets and all fancy dishes, while such things aa cocktails. highballs and champagne are entirely excluded from their bill ol fare. They arc thoroughly temperate In their food and drink, enjoy eight hours of sleep every day. and their dancing and cslesthertit^ aJTord them plenty ot ex erclt? to keep their bodies ?rjg ugj supple. In addition to thl?. neither ot the Dolly Sister? resort? to cos meetica ot any aort except on the stage, and thl? Is al way?, removed with plenty of good cold ?-ream after each performance. They have appeared on the stage almost constantly ?Incc they wirr? t year? old, and neither one haa aver been 111 enough to mia? a performance. This, th? Dolile? de clare. I? their only recipe for beauty and health, . In "War Bride?" Mm? Naslmova. discovered that ?he could act before th? camera. "Revelation " fir? tir?t of a ?cric? of special productions pro duced by Metro, starring the great Russian, haa been written In auch a way aa to give fall sway t? her su perb emotional ability, and tha broadest scop? to her new-found power?. The mor? powerful the play, the more marked haa always been the triumph of thl? wonderful actreaa Her training In a ?tock company ia Russia preparad h?r for the?? vital drama?. Her fti-st e-fperlenc* waa gained under th? direction of Sta-jja? lawaky at the Artistic Theater, Mos cow. ? Alia Nasloma was born in the Rus ais? Crimea, in a. little town on the ?bor? ot the Black Sea. It early became evident that she had talent of an unusual order, but at first she studied the violin, even going to Geneva, Switzerland. to continue her studies, preparing; for a career aa a child prodigy. It waa at Odessa. Russia, that she discovered her strongest talent to be dramatic rather than musical. She became leading woman of a Rusian stock company and had played more than 200 parts at the tiro? when most girls are thinking of nothing; but amusement. But Naslmova's art ls her life, and constitutes her greatest joy. Adolph Klauber, who made the leap from critic to producer with remark able ease. Is planning to put his ex perience with Selwyn and Company to good account next season. He will new plays?additional plans may be ', COhTHsOID ?S l-O*. TWO. Promised Next Week and O??." Another new play cornea-to th? Be lasco next, week for Ita premier. It is a musica! comedy In three acta en titled "In and Out." the book and lyric? of which have been written by George Collina Davi? and Howard Whitney Swope, while th? music has been supplied by Joseph E. Howard.. ? company numbering more than forty people will appear in It, among them being Zoe Barnett George Lionel Moore, Helen Ely, Lew Hearn, Pegsy Courtrey, Jam?? Adiar and Charles Warren. The large chorus haa been ?elected at a time.when it la possible to se cure the pick of the handsome and ambitious young woman who flock to Mew York from ?It part? of the country tn midsummer for engage ment?, and "In and Out" will doubt less be the ?idlest aort of a girt ?how. Allan K. Foater haa ?taged the work, and hi? rapid ria? to the front rank a? an ingenious and origi nal Inventor of novel effect?, group ings and "business," promises some thing out of tbe ordinary in this di rection. B. F. Krlta'a? Alberti,.? In the bill for B. F. Keith'? Theater next week will be presented Albertina Rasch, ' the premiere danseuse ?toile, assisted by M. Constantin Kobeloff In a series of ballet aad classic dance?. George MacFarlane, the noted bari tone is another rare Inclusion. Also Ideal, the Diving Venue, Jack Duffy and Jlmmie Inglia In their eccen tricities, Emma Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Mel-barne, and others of hlgb regard, together wii? th? regular Keith features, I oess-a Calara-sla-1 arle Tasa'a Cabla." In her new starring vehicle. "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which will be shown at Lowe's Columbia next Sunday for the first half ot tbe week. Thia dainty little picture atar portrays the roles of Eva and Topsy, two widely dis similar picture characterisation?. This picturisstlon of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe'a famous novel ia sure to prove one of unusual interest. Thursday and for the last ha If of the week Dorothy Dalton will be seen In "The Kaiser's Shadow." Meere'? Strand?Saper-Featarea. Pending the completion of negotia tions looking to the booking of an other super film feature for Moore's Strand Theater, announcement of the attraction for that house the week ot July H will not be made, further than to state that the offering will equal In all respects the high order of merit conspicuous In "Revelation." this Week's booking starring Naslmova. Three photoplays will be presented at Moore'? Garden Theater the week of July II. Beginnin?; Sunday aad continuing through Tuesday the chief feature will be Patite'? "Mere Tria ble." starring Frank Keens? Ot Wednesday and Thursday will (x shown "The City of Tears," picturing Carmel Myers In the stellar role, and on Friday and Saturday "The Empt> Cab" with Franklin Famtua starred. A. Paul Keith aad Edward F. Al be?, Ute Joint owners of the B. F. Keith circuit, wer? la Uta dtr Uh greater part of last CURRENT ATTRACTIONS of natural beauty la th? Unit?? State? Ther? la aa ?? oct of thtr? dimension In the?? ?narvelou? color picture? that th? plata black an? w bit as? to which wa ar? acctuto???* to not poaaeaa. "Our Mary," waa authorised by th? United State? Naval ?uthorttie? and ?Ino? completion haa been en dorsed by them. Ther? ar? ro mance, beauty. patrioti?? ant thrill? Th? land ?cene? taken by th? new color proce?? la th? mo?t plcturetvqu? apot? aa th? ecntlnant :omprloe wtth tha marine?, a gor? geoua dnema ?p?ct?cle. A. ?pecl?l prologa? will h? stag?? with ?labor?t? apcclal ?setting? aad th? picture? will be accompanied by a specially arranged mualeal aear?. Thl? ?agacement extraordinary la for on? weak oaly. and ?eat? arra now on aal? for all perfora???rw?i Ther? will b? daily matin?? and .Ing ahuBlng? at tJ? aad . ?"?? r??p?ctlY?lr. Chrurti? MacDonaid. th? star of "Tha Spring Maid.?? will mak? her flr-rt ?ppaarano? bar? in vaudeville at B. F. Keith'? thl? ??*???*. Judging free? report? Mia? Mae D<maM baa in a? ??? aa much of a sucoe?? on th? Kalth circuit ?a ab? won in mule?! ? n m? Il y, opera, ?nd ?creen. She la etmano? hw Iren? Rowan and William Hala; la aj, mu ?leal fantasy called Tupid? Mirror." lyric? by Neville Fleeaon aa? muele by Albert Ton Tllaer. Buffoonery of the ?b?urc?e?t ?ort ?ritt be the mean? by which Herbert Will? lama and Hilda Wolf ua will reduc? ?Ska audience te breathlreet-n?--?? from laughter. Their latest fun devio? la callad "Hark. Hark. Hark." Jonltv. th? Prince?? Lei Ixikelanl. -ariti? he? nativa ?inter? and dancera. la aa? other special feature. Ann Grey, tb? harpist. w-HI render ?election? Hugh Herbert and company will play tho farcical skit. "Tb? Lemon ' Homer Dickeneon aitd Grade Deagon ?arili he seen In "A Paprika of Chattar-Saac." Donald E. Roberta, "th? ati-othnC tester.'* "Gem? of Art" posing senaa tlon. th? pip? organ recital? and ths) Hearat-Path? Newa Pictorial and real orar film? ar? the other addition?. To day at S and i:is p. m. th? but will contain Mil?. Daxie and company. Mahllnger and Meyer.. Anna Chaud??? and the baiane? of last week ? forma?? tlon. -a In "Revelation." th? film versi?? or Mabel Wag-nail?' novel, "A Rea? Bush of a Thousand Year?.** pr?? ?enred by Metro aa the attractloa at Moore? Strand Theater through. out the current week. Ntiimovt ?ur? paaae? the fln?r?t work ?he ha? eve?*' don? In this country. ja Th? rol? of John? tn "Revelation?* la on? that aound? every depth of emotion end touche? ?very nosd. for tt trac?*? th? moral, menial and ?pir Itual rehabihta'lon of a ypung carsarat dancer in th? Latin Quarter of Palis, who after becoming the model for a young artiat. experience? the raw generating influence of all of tha holy things typified within forbidden monastery wall-, where sh? tltlousiy for? th? "rose bush of a thousanot years," about which c'ung a lesen* of tranacendin*- beaut? Evidently realising th? exceptional opportunity afforded thstr ?tar. tha Metro company choose 'location?" for tb? filming of th? pictur? that com. bine appropriatene?? witb 1"????????? ed natural beauty, and th? photog rapher achieved a veritabt? artista? triumph In registering all pha?a? of the action and th? Superlativ? pic. tortai tmalltiea before him on tha celluloid. Th? customary abbreviated netra and comedy ?ubjecu will complet? a bin to which Interest will be added by a apeclally arranxed mu?ic?l pro rram ?vneh ron tied aad conducted by Mr. Bree?kln. Moore'? Garden Theater thl? week return? to It? uaual policy of pre senting three e?pecl?lly tntere?ting photoplay? after having devoted one week to two famoua picture?. For today. Monday aad Tueaday tha chief attraction for the Garden IB "The Girl In Hla Houae." Vlta ?rr?ph?? plcturlxation of th? novel by Harold M acG rath. In which th? ?tellar role la portrayed by Earl? William?, on? of th? moat popular heroea of th? silver ?he??. On Wednesday aad Thuraday tha Garden will picture Charlotte, champion woman akater of tha world and an artist? to her finger? tip?, aa th? ?tar of a film melo drama, Th? Prosen Warning." la which apy piota bear a heavy paru For the l?.t two day? of th? ?reelc the feature of the Garden bill will be Vitaa-raph'a latest rei?*?? for All?? Joyce. "Find th? Woman m film drama with a powerful atory and the beat acting opportunltlea Mlaa Joyce ha? had. Th? support ing cast leave? nothing? to be de? aired In making the acting ent-embl? noteworthy. a_ew*s Cele?Ma??Shark Maaeae.? William S. Hart In hi? latest photo? plsy. "Shark Monroe'* arili b? aren at Leow'a Columbia today and throurh Wednesday. It 1? an epic of tho oceaa and the northern ?now? and shows Mr. Hart in a rot? entirely diff?rent from any In which ha haa ever appeared. The story deal? with a young wontaa and her diasi pa ted brother, who ftad, themselves penniless in Seattle, whoa on their way to the far north. Mon roe take? them on board his seall'aT schooner. 'The Gull.'" and they pro ceed northward. The beauty at? pur ity of the airi ?tir the latent love ta Monroe'? heart and when ahe atrikea him wltb a rope ?-end one day after he had cuffed her brother for refusing to perform hi? duty, he recognise? ia her the mate chosen for hiss by nature. Comedy and current event reels will be shown In addition to the fea ture. Thursday and for the last half of the week Jack Pickford arili ba seen In Sandy " At the Cosmo? Theater thl? weak, beginning with tb? matinee tomor row, George Choo?. the popular vaude ville producer, will pr?sent his lat est snd most elaborate giri musicai comedy, "Oh, Charmed:'' ?ri? a cast headed by Jack Claire. Kancha Boone, Victor Kahn and Ina Mltcltett and Including his choicest beanti? Ichorua of atnKer? The production km beautifully ata?ed. The book 1? by Dart Mac Boy le and tbe mostrai scora by tbe popular Walter L. Reavrtmonc, Aa extraordinary added aura/noa will be "The Children of Coniuohas." Dong Tang Que and Harry Haw. noted Chineae dancer? and ?tttertalti? era In a unique n?aber. Other acts will include Grace Cam eron aad company in a delightful ?otaf feature: Joe Darcy. of tea American Comedy Fear, la a cork ??natogli?; Will?ma aad Bernl?, '-bssuaatt??? oontwd?- ?w SAmu tjKUt