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Next Week at Theaters
-Oarrlck ? -Aknk?* Ua
William Harris, jr., has selected
Wash 1 net on for ths premier presenta
tion of John Drinkwater's great play.
"Ah^ham Lincoln." which begins a
week's engagement at the Shubert
Garrtck next Sunday evening.
With fifty-three speaklni parts. In
this, tho most widely discussed play
in the English speaking world.
"Abraham Lincoln" la to bo presented
fcy a strong and splendidly balanced
"taat. each selected* for his or her
ability to best portray the hlstorio
role assigned.
The American version of tho play
baa had tho personal and undivided
attention of Mr. Harria and Mr.
Drlnkwater. and due care has been ex
ercised to see that all those little de
tails of a historic character have been
added to make It historically cor
Xatiaaal?Otla SkJaner la The Rlae
^ of Feter Barhan.**
Otla Skinner comes to the National
heater for one week beginning next
Wonday evening in a new comedy,
"The Rise of Pater Barban." by Mrs.
8klnner. the actor's wife, and Jules
ISckert Goodman. It tells an intensely
Hiteroating and dramatic story of an
Italian father's love for his daughter
and hia wonderful devotion to her.
Thera i# a prologue, the scene of
which is laid in a small town in Wes
tern Pennsylvania in 189b. The play
itself Is in three acts, all of which
take place in California in 1916.
Included among the principals are
O. B- Clarence. Mary Shaw. Ruth
Rose. Thurlow Bergen. Robert Ames.
William Boneilh. J. T. Chailee and
Walter F. Scott.
Belaaeo ? The r akaavra Parple.**
After having thrilled Broadway for
a whole seven months at the Lyric
Thsater. Roland West is sending his
mystery play. "The Unknown Pur
ple," to the Belasco Theater for one
week beginning Sunday. November
38 This style of entertainment Is en
tirely new to the stage. Inasmuch as
Mr. West has brought into play his
motior. picture experience, depicting
the flash-back of the silent drama on
the spoken stage.
The chief character is V. Cromport,
played by George 'Probert. In as?>
cmtion with Mr. Probert are such
<*11 known players as Miss Jean
^Stuart. Benedict MacQuarrie. Miss
PVivian Allen. Miss ECeta Knudsen.
Joseph Slay tor. Herbert Ashton. Ar
thur LeVlen. Henry Redding, Grant
Sherman and E. L. Duane. The usual
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
will be given.
At Poll's Theater next week Messrs.
Shubert will present "Maytime," the
exquisite play with music. -
Most theatergoers know that the
action of "Maytime" covers over
*o years of time in "little old New
York." The piece is played in four
acts or episodes, which start in 1840
in Washington Square, and end in a
fetching scene in a dressmaking es
tablishment of the present time. P. T.
Bamum Is one of the characters *n
the play and "Jump Jim Crow." the
famous dance which your R rand
pa rents indulged in during the days
of crinoline. Is only one of a score
of unique and altogether charming
William Norris will be seen as
Matthew Van Zandt. while Melvin
Stokes takes the part of the hero.
Richard Wayne. There are many
Anre of the original New York cast,
including Douglas Wood. Maude Odell.
Arthur Albro. Grace Studiford. Edna
Temple. John Wheeler. Edward F. ;
Nannary. Nina Vallerie*. etc.
B. F. Kelth'a?Vaadevllle,
Wilkle Bard, the famous Ixndon
music-hall comedian, after the style
| * Df Albert Chevalier, will be the un
I u.*ual stellar attraction at B. P.
Keith's next week commencing at the
Monday matlne? His principal char
acterizations will be "The Scrub
*.ady." "The |<lght Watchman" and
I 'Chrysanthemums." The French
? Jianteuse. Mile. Nitta-Jo as "La Gigo
f ?tte Parlsienne" will present a typi
cal acene from the cabarets of the
'notorious Montmartre of Parts. A
new vaudeville star. Sheila Terry,
with strong support of Henry Pat
terson and Gattison Jonrs will be seen
for the first time in the new Fried
ander musical comedy. "Three's a
Trowd." Other inclusions will be Em
mett do Voy and company in "Moth
er's Diary"; the Janland Naval Oc
tet of real former "gobs": Frank Gaby
?rith his gift o' gab: de Onsonne and
Baker: the Aerial SUvermaids: "Top
of the Day" and the kinograms.
C ??mo??Vaudeville.
* A bit of serious life will he pre
sented by Ardath and company at
the Cosmos Theater next week in
'?The Financier." The Aerial Le
Vails will offer comedy in acro
batics: Carlisle and Romer will
bring one of the finest of the classic
musical acts In vaudeville: the Toll
Bridge Trio, droll comedy and
pretty harmonies: Smith and Swain.
* ->ngs and persiflage; Klass and
-,?rmlnl. a delightful blend of
. isle with violin, piano and the
r accordion, and there will be
. ar' l another act to be announced
r*. ?r. The added matinee attrac
ts will be "Back to God's Coun
? nd . m
?urg." /
lyttf The Burleaqae Review.*
oeni.jle |ate?t offering of the well
'.n* I,n producers. Jacob* and Jermon.
Burlesque Review." a bin spec
<1 ""'?ular production, will ronMitute
or *X week's attraction at the Gayety
ater. Alone the lines of preten
HSSTj Broadway productions the en
lT C fclnment Is far removed from the
Jusffacter of the avers*e burlesque
atert" Bits from l>l( dramatic and
e ^V successes will be Introduced.
There i be red In the cast are such prom
? t entertainers as Harry Spell
?S,..n. Edward Shugert, Harlle Mayne.
J_ Illy Schuler. Irene Mera. Harry
|? Imerson. Irene l.esry and Billy Tay
? ?r. with a scire of clever girls as
ew'a Palaee BUI. Feraussa la
For its Thanksgiving Day program,
ha Palace announcea a continuation
if the splendid full-week attraction.
It Paya To Advertise." an adapta
ion of the successful stage play of
he same name by Rot Cooper Megrue
uid Walter Hackett. with Bryant
A'ashburn as star.
For the sev.n-dsy interval begln
ling next Sunday afternoon at 3
?"-lock. Loew s Palaoe Theater an-,
lounces Elsie Ferguson, undeniably'
?a* of the foremost screen stars of
he world, in "Counterfeit." a love
itory of tt^e Secret Service. Miss
Ferguson Is seen in the- role of a
tout hem girl. who. In an effort to
?epalr the fallen fortunes -ef her
?ease, become, an agent of the Secret
torvice. runs to earth a band of coun
erfelters and wins not only big re*,
rard but finds also love and happl
'rsndall'a Men apslUsa?"The Gay
UH Qaex."
Thanksgiving, and the remaining
lays of the current week at Cran
lall's Metropolitan Theater will be
levoted to farther screenings of
Tb? Gay Lord Quex," the splendid
? ? 'J
film version of Sir Arthur Win*
Pinero's famous play, in which Tom
Moore is pictured in the title role.
?*A Yellow Dog Catcher." the Pathe
Review, picturixed current events.
Topics of the Day. and the "Rlgo
letto" overture complete the blll^
The first anniversary of the open
ing of Crandall's Metropolitan The
ater wllj be observed throughout
next week, when the chief feature
of the bill will be Norma Talmndf#
?n a superb picturixation of Arthur
Hornblow's novel. "By ' Right of
Conquest." presented in celluloid
form under the title of "The Isle of
Conquest." The supporting cast ~ls
led by Wyndham Standing. Charles
Ctorard. Natalie Talmadge. Claire
i Whitney and Elder Hopper.
Mo?re*s Rlalto?"A Vlrtuoaa Vamp."
| Conceded to be one of the best
productions in which, rtie has ap
' peared to date, the latest Constance
"Talmadge. First National attraction.
? "A Virtuous Vamp." by John Em
erson and Anita I-oos. will continue
as the feature of the bill at Moore's
Rialto Theater for the current week.
For the coming week. Chaplin's
latest comedy. "A Day's Pleasure."
will occupy the screen. Added at
tractions. "Tbe Eternal Triangle,"
one of the cleverest and most unu
sual two-reel animal comedies, to
gether with a Martin Johnson "Trav
elogue." the Rialto Ix>cal Review.
Puthe News, Topics of the Day and
other short subjects. ^
As sn added attraction to the fore
| Kotng. one of the best jazz orches
| tra* heard tn this city has been es
J pecially engaged to play during the
I showing of the Chaplin comedy.
Colnmhla?Olive Thomas In
??The <? lorioua Lady.**
The attraction at Loew'a Colum
bia Theater for the last three days
of this week, beginning today, will
be '"The Glorious Lady." the splen
did photoplay vehicle which fur
nishes one of the most exceptional
roles of her career for Olive
Thomas. former beauty of the
Ziegfeld "Follies." The story con
cerns the love of a nobleman for a
peasant girl and the terrific battle
against custom and tradition that
ensued before their love dream
could come true.
Fo the first four days of next
week at the Columbia, the attrac
tion will be **rhe Miracle of Love,"
a Cosmopolitan production of great
force in which Wyndham Standing.
Lucy Cotton and Jackie Saunders
are featured. The production for
the last half of .text week, begin
ning Thursday, will be William S.
Hart in his newest photoplay, "John
t Petticoats."
CraadaU'a KalcklrWrkw?-Thr
(?aj Old Dog.**
On Thanksgiving Day and Fri
I day. with a special holiday matinee
Thursday at i:30. Crandall's Knick
erbocker Theater will offer as the
I chief feature of its photoplay bill,
Hobart Henl *y's production of Mrs.
: Sidney Drew's adaptation of the
j popular short story. "The Gay Old
' Dog." by Edna Ferber. with John
J Cumberland pictured In the name
' part. On Saturday only. Mary Mac
I.aren will l?e screened ss star of
! her latest release, "Bonnie. Bonnie
, Lassie."
Next week will bring a remark
able list of feature photoplays to
j the Knickerbocker. On Sunday and
Monday. Norma Talmadge will be
j seen In 'The Isle of Conquest."
For Tuesday and Wednesday. Nazi
| mova is announced as "the star in
; "Toys of Fate." On Thursday and
' Friday. Mary Miles Minter will oc
I cupy the place of honor in "Anne
? of Green Gables." Saturday's at
! traction will be "In Honor's Web,"
j starring H^rry Morey.
Moore'n Garden???Male and Female.**
j Generally conceded to be unpiral'eled
in the history of the photodramatic
jart. Cec.l B. Demille's Pafainount-Art
! craft superspeclal "Male and Female."
a picturization of Sir James M. Bar
ge's celebrated play "The Admirable
Crlchton." Is being presented at the
Garden as the main attraction for the
j balance of the current week,
j No announcement has been ma-ie to
' date as to next week's attraction at
:the Garden, due to the fact that if the
; demand, for seats continues at the
| present rate the management m.ty be
i f ?rced to arrange for another exten
i sion of run. making the third week
; of showing.
i Moore's Strand? **Tbe Broken But
A masterpiece of Maurice Tourneur's
i directorial genius. "The Broken Dut
1'erfly." a screen dramatisation of
"Marcone." Penelope Knapp's famous
' i
A section of the city which hag not
heretofore had immediately available
high-class motion picture entertain
ment wai put on Washington's thea
trical map by the opening last night
of Crandall's York Theater, occupying
the full square between Princeton and
Quebec streets on Georgia avenue
northwest. Enthusiastic crowds were
in attendance iast night from tho
opening of the doors at 6 p. m. until
closing at 11. as much Interest being
evidenced In the beauties of the new
playhouse as In the high quality or
the inaugural bill.
The York is the eighth theater in
the chain of Orandall houses in Wash
ington and occupies 11.250 square feet
of ground. The- structure is rect
angular in shape, 75 feet wide by 150
feet long, and is entirely on one
floor, no balcony being included in the
plans. The seating capacity is l.OyO
and the cost of building was consider
ably in excess of $100,000.
The entrance lobby at the corner
of (Georgia avenue and Quebec street
extends practically the full width ot
i the theater and has :i Vigh ceil
In* which insures adequate ventila
tion at a'll times. The Georgia ave
nue entrance is surmounted by a
decorative marquee, and the main
entrance door is divided by the ticket
story, released by Robertson-Cole. Is
the chief film attraction st Moore's
Strand Theater this week to he con
tinued through Saturday.
For the coming week at the Strand
a Universal special production, en
titled "t'nder Suipicion." an excit.ng
[crook play, wel* interspersed with mys
tery, from the pen of Mildred v.\>nai
dine. will be shown. Ora Carew. **ho
plays the lead, supported by Forrest
Stanley, makes a wonderfully grace
ful and beautiful heroine. A. cast of
exceptional strength carries the other
important roles.
C'randnll'M?"Kaatwnrd Ho."
At Crandall's Theater today and
Fr'dav of thin week William Ryssell
wllf be the pictured star of the bill
in his newest film romance. ' East
ward Ho." In thlS'-aplendidly pro
duced mibject. Russell is cast as a
| Wyoming cattle man who catches a
; glimpse of a chaming tourist and
immediately followr. her East to press
his ardent suit. On Saturd.iy. Mon
roe Salisbury will succeed to the
leadership of the bill as pictured
star of "Hl? Plvorced Wife."
Beginning Sunday snd continuing
through Tuesday. Florence R*ed will
be seen for the first time in "Her
Game." Wednesday through Fridav.
Madlaine Traverse will reveal a new
facet of her art in "I^o?*t Money."
i Saturday's chi^f offering will be
("Klttv Kelly, M. D.," with Bessie
Rational ? Serge ProkoflefT.
The artist for the second concert
of T. Arthur Smith's Ten Star series,
at the New National Theater Friday
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock will be the
new Russian genius, pianist and com
poser, Serge Prokofieff, who has cre
ated a sensation in the musical world
the past two seasons. His program
will Include the beautiful and elabo
rate Schumann Carnaval, opus 9;
numbers by Bovodin, Moussourgsky,
Qlazounoff, Scriabln and Rachman
inoff. with five of his own wonderful
compositions?Prelude. Marche. Etude,
A love story of the
?ecret Serrlee laid In
the luaptioai settlors
of the Newport social
4 Cota*p?lliaa rralan
' ?Br?
booth. The lobby leads directly into
l he auditorium proper?a hlgh-ceil
inged. spacious chamber finished in
delicate grays, grees and buff, with
trimmings of wrought bronze, gold
and white. Direct lighting is em
ployed. the tlxturea being of espe
dally effective dertgn and the eel'
ing lights being cast through Inlaid
Tiffany ^lass panels of amber tint.
The orchestra chair* are leather in
a neutral tone that harmonizes) with
the real of the house.
The proscenium arch and screen
aperture reveal particularly striking
treatment. The proscenium hangings
are of rich gold velour. enlivened
with blt?? medallions and white fig
ure* in relief The side panels at
right and left of screen opening
present an effective decorative touch
At the rear of the auditorium. at
the Quebec street end of the build
Ing. separated from the seating
area of the theater by marble balus
trades and ample promenade*, are
handsome rest rooms for both ladies
and gentlemen.
A feature of prime importance,
which in the York Is unique in plan,
is the ventilating system of a type
never before employed In the Capi
tal. The heated air is blown into
the auditorium through the roof by
m aeries of giant fans. Exhaust fans
also operate at floor level on two
sid^s of the building. Thus a con
Gavotte and Toccata. Seats mav be
I had at T Arthur Smith's office*.
I 1306 G street.
National?Iturlon Holme*.
Oil next Sunday nUht and Monday j
matinee a? th*1 second travelogue of i
his series here. Burton Holmes has
elected to take his audience* from :
Tprea and Kemmel. in Belgium, by 1
a wonderfully interesting route to the !
more celebrated and ,now historic (
battjeflelds and devastated districts
of France. Mr. Holmes* motion pic
tures and exclusive and original col- '
ored views were the results of his .
motor Journey of this last summer. '
so this travelogue will prove the(
next best thing to a personal visit J
to these famous plaees.
I "At 9:45." enlisted January 23, 191*.
j as chauffeur in the Signal Corps. He
I was transferred to the Q. M. C. and
j sent to Newport News. Va., where
i the following September he was com
missioned a second lieutenant. as
signed to Camp Meade. Md. On
November 10, 1918, he was ordered
overseas, but the armistice was signed
the following day and his long-looked
for opportunity to go across vanished.
gg-imm ???
slant circulation of fresh nlr in as-;
sured both in winter and In summer.
The York is equipped with a'
greater number of exits than the
Imw requires, each giving quick
egress to street level. T^e building
itself is of tapestry brick, trimmed
with white stone and marble, the
Georgia avenue front being paneled
to accommodate a sufficient number
of decorative three-sneet frames to
display the entire week's bill of
features. The entrance front is sur
mounted by a high-voltage electric
sign visible for great distance* in
all directions.
The York is under the manage
ment of Nathan Glass?>r and will a?
here to the firmly established Cran
dall policy of flrat-run pictures in
its neighborhood, and superior or
chestral accompaniment. The full
orchestra is under the leadership of
Slg. Alfred D'Andres. Last night's
opening bill was featured by "23V*
Hours' Leave." presenting Wash
ington's own star. Douglas McLean.
The principal supplementary (lira of
fering was Mack Sennett's supreme
travesty, "Salome vs. Shenandoah."
Harry M. Crandall w;is the recip
ient last night of hundreds of con
gratulations on the overwhelming
success of the latest manifestation
of the constant expansion of his en
terprises. They were by no means
He returned to Camp Meade and was
detailed to the camp finance office.
He served as paymaster and assistant
distributing officer until discharged on
August -*9. last.
With an ambition to become a mu
sical comedy prima dotina. Vivian
Allen left her home in Toledo ana
Journeyed to Detroit, where she wan
Introduced to I?. C. Whitney. She ex
plained her mission and Mr. Whit
ney had hi* musical director try h^r
voice, with the result that she
formed part of the animated back
ground in a piece called "A Show
Girl." at that time playing the
| Whitney Opera House.
! She remained with this piece the
balance of the season and like aU
well-behaved mimical comedy prima
donnas prepared to spend a summer
of quietness In her hfcme town of
Toledo, but the lure of the stage
I had Its attraction, and after a few
I days' vacation she joined a dramatic
organisation under the management
of Mortimer Snow, who at that time
operated a stock company whftfsh
played a series of engagements
throughout the middle West.
*? Mort Singer was his guest one
night in Toledo and saw Miss Allen
play a soubrette role. At that time
Mr. Sinjfer was a small producer
with ambition and had wrapped up
in his theatrical brain a piece by
Adams and Huff, which contained
enough dialogue for Joe Howard to
write some tunes and a s^t of lyrics.
This piece was offered to the public
under the title oC "The Time. the
Place and the Girl.'1 with Vivian Al
len playing the pert of the gin.
Harry Frazee engaged her next to
play the principal role 1^ a musical
comedy called "The Golden Girl.'*
With this experience she came to
New York and joined the Vitagraph
Company It was during her screen
career Uitt Ro'and West discovered
her and immediately engaged her for
a series of vaudeville playlets. When
he wrote ,"The Unknown Purple"
Miss Allen was given the part of
Ronnie, so admirably suited to her
personality. which comes to the
Shubert-Belasco Theater. for a
week, starting next Sunday
When "The Unknown Purple" opens
at the Belasco Theater next Sunday.
Washington playgoers will have an
opportunity of seeing George Pro
bert tri sn entirely different role from
?any he has ever attempted. It I*
Is sort of Monte Crlsto character. |
jtust suited to the pleasing Proberl
j drawl. No. he Is not from the South
j He first saw li*ht of day in j
| that important renter, of population
! catalogued by Rand and McN^lly as
| Erie. Pa.
He had his ^rst theatrical experi
I ence in the Western PenneyIvanii
J town, when he joined a stock com
pany playtnc there. This engage
I ment was short-lived, however, and
j both pa-ents d^ided thst their ofT
J sprinc would add to the betterment
I of Krie's com men wraith and to.* the
' Probert family with Georsx as a
j l-ank clerk. Tils Ideas w*re quite dif
ferent. and he Journeyed to Roch
. ester. whe*? he secured an engajre
I rrtent with a stock company. He
| plsved one season with the organi
? zatiot* and then went to York
in "Cupid Outwits Adam." which is
said to have !>een one of the most
foolish plays ever produced. But
Probert survived the wreck, ond later
appeared in such noted plays as
"Hodda <liabler^ Or. Rank in "The
Doll's Houie;" Delcasse in "The
Woman on the Index;" Sam Wrieht
j In "The Awakening of Helena
) Ritchie." Count Max with William
{Gillette In a piece called "Samson."
jand in "Kindlinp' as Steve, the mu
I sic hall boumer. Matinees will be
j siven Wednesday and Saturday.
Mitchell I.ewis has completed his
latest picture. "The l^ast of His peo
ple." and it will soon have its show
ting in the motion picture theaters.
The picture will be the last of the
series of Mitchell I,ewis productions
to be distributed by the Select Pic
tures Corporation.
Having completed his star role in
his first Selznick production. "Pic
cadilly Jim." Matt Moore has al
Table Reservation* are now being made
for the special
Dinner Dance
Thanksgiving Evening 7:30 to 12
In the large Ballroom
Telephone :::::::: North 10,000
At die Coliseum Thu
Mildred and James BfeClel
land, appearing tk!?* week
the CnlUeum In ? M%eltf ?knt
Injc number. supported h/
-Happy** Dries h In enmedy
?tuntK nnd kumoroun Imltn
flnn*. Tkelr net U unn?unlly
elever nnd refrehklnfdy oriKin.il
In every detnll. Tkelr nppeor
anee every nfternnon nnd eirn?
Ins Ih nttrnrtinjt lnrc<* nudi
eneen at eaeh prrformnncr.
WeD-Known Cotuedun
Took Jodfe's Adricc
"Young man." quoth tho
"that faculty of yours ^tor making
folks laugh Is certainly wasted In
Philadelphia. You'd better go on tha
j stale!"
And Harry Welch, better known as
| "the man with the funny sIMr."
| took the judge at his word and forth
with broke Into vaudeville
I It happened thua wise: 'Way back
about ISO* when Harry was a staid
and sedate school boy in the sober
town or Philadelphia he decided to
help thins* along one New Year
Eve by tolling horns and other noise
makers. Business was going splen
didly, when some chap, rather joyous
from too much "red eye." slipped up
| behind him and playfully tapped him
on the head. In falling. Harry held
on to his assailant, and the two of
them were hustled off to the station
house on h charge of disturbing the
peace. Next day. in court." Welsh told
I lhe story in such a humorous manner
j thst the Judge decided in his favor,
and the father of the lad m-ho had
i a**aultod him was forced to pay for
the entire stock of horns lost in the
I After court was adjourned, the
| judge, in a private talk with Welsh,
save him the advice mentioned above.
I which Harry acted on at once by wir
j ins to <3u* Sun. who at that time
t looked most of the acta on the
"Kerosene Circuit." (Jus signed him
up and he Invested his 170 profit from
the horn* in a camel-back trunk and
clothes. He made a success from the
first, and ban become a well-known
figure in vaudeville on account of hit
irresistibly funny side.
g# Kith Special JAZZ ORCHESTRA AH Sl?*r*
f Crt?rl? CfcafhM 1
Filmed Whi^K. 'J'M/cthcr frith (Jthcr FcHure* imrt Sftrrifil
Muxic Iff Riolfo Symphony Orchrstnr. M'tLc* a
Another Bit of Evidence
?produced some of the most pleasing
song hits of the day. These have been
?played for the
Reproducing Piano
?and you are in
vited to hear
these beautiful
numbers in our
Ampico Studios
any time you
Baltimore, Md.,
Nov. 25, 1919
Arthur Jordan Piano Co.,
Washington, D. C.
Having been informed that you
are the leading piano house in
Washington. I am wiring you to
place in my suite at the. Hotel Wash
ington a Chickering Piano (Interna
tional Pitch) for my use during my
engagement with "Maytime" at
Poli's Theater, beginning Novem
ber 30.
Carolyn Thomson,
POLI'S, Nov. 30, 1919.
Open Evenings
Until 9 P. M.
Arthur Jordan Piano Co,
13th and G StS. N. W. Homer L. Kitt, Secretary and Treas.

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