(Briffitl), an6 ^Alice TCake JDominate Jfitrns
CHARLIE IS A
What could be more appropriate
(hat that Charles Ray. who has
played so many country hoy heroes
mi the screen. should be the leader
? an old-fashioned barn dance held
recently at the big Thomas H. Ince
notion picture studio? The occa
lion was the completion there of a
nonster "dark stage" for the tak
tog of night pictures. Mr. Ray and
lis company had Just finished their
?ew picture. "Red Hot Dollars."
rhich will be shown at Loew's
Palace today and all week.
1 Several days were spent in turn
ing the "stage" into an exact re
production of a big country barn.
PVhen ail was finished, chickens
perched on the beams, horses were
tn the stalls, and a real rural or
shestra struck up the music. Mr.
Ray and his pretty leading woman.
?lady3 George, led the dancing.
They were appropriately clad and
prent through the measvres of the
^Virginia reel" and "lai cers" with
true bucolic abandon. Hard cider
*as the chief refreshment, and the
party lasted until well Into the
AnotKer of those elaborate cab-1
a ret scenes that Thomas H. Ince,
knows how to "put on" so well, is 1
a feature of Enid Bennett's latest
picture, "The Woman in the Suit
case," which is the attraction at
Loew's Columbia today. The In- |
terior of one of New York's live
liest restaurants before the "Sahara
days" descended upon the metrop
olis is pictured during one of its
jaxsiest hours. 8cores of pretty
dancers and other professional per
formers were hired for the occa
sion. Everything was prepared oi
a luxurious scale, and with the at
tention to detail which Is one of.
Mr. Ince's characteristics.
Enid Bennett is cast as a young
boarding school miss who unex- ,
pectedly gets wind of an affair -
which her father im carrying on j
with an unscrupulous siren. By a
clever trick she routs the schemer (
and makes her father see the error j
of his course. Thomas H. Ince pro
*1u?ed the picture for Paramount- ;
Artcraft and it was directed by j
The fact that A1 Jolson has always
Impersonated the character of Gus
kn Winter Garden extravaganza in
which he has appeared, is not, as
might be supposed, anything new in
the drama. In our fathers' time the
famous German dialect comedian.
I. K. Emmett. appeared so often as
Fritz that he Anally won the soubri- j
quet of Fritz Bmrnett. Weber and
Fields have, carried out a like policy
* during their career on the stage?
since Joe Weber is always Mike
and Lew Fields always Meyer. It
has even been said by a wag that
John Drew has employed a like
policy, insomuch as John Drew is
always John Drew.
A1 Jolson got the name of Gus by
accident. When he joined the Win
ter Garden in 1911 to appear in "La
Belle Paree." he discovered that the
character provided him by the au
thor was Erastua Sparkler. During
a performance one of the other
members of the cast forgot his name
and called him Gus. and Gus he has
remained ever since, in "The Honey-I
moon Express." "Dancing Around,"
"Robinson Crusoe, Jr.." and "Sinbad."
In the latter play. Gus is smothered
out after the second scene, the first
time in which Jolson appears in the
play. In this scene, a golf shelter.1
he Is Gus. the chauffeur, but in the
next scene, in old Bagdad, all the
characters having been shifted back
to their former reincarnations, he
becomes Inbad the Porter
And it is as Inbad the Porter he
remains until the sixth scene of the
second act when all the characters
having become their modern selves,
be again becomes Gus.
$1,500 during the run of the play. Sev
eral other plays under the same ar-!
rangement will be produced.
May Allison in her current Screen
Classics. Inc., production "Fair and
Warmer.'* an adaptation gy June Ma- '
this and A. P. Younger of Avery Hop- I
wood's famous stage farce, made a?
great hit with the convicts at Sing
Sing when the picture was shown
there Recently under the auspices of
the entertainment committee of the
Mutual Welfare League.
EYE, EYE, SIR!
AL JOLSON AND "GUS"
Theda Bara. world renowned motion
picture vamp, who recently severed
her connection with the William Fox
t fWm interests, it being reported that
she asked for a weekly salary of $5,000
Jto renew her contract with Fox. is
*about to make her debut in the apoken
drama under the management of A.
H. Woods, it was learned last week.
She has practically completed nego
tiations with Woods for her dramatic
dfbut in a new play from the pen of
George V. Hobart.
Woods will produce the play early
next year and besides being featured
in it. the erstwhile motion picture
star will be substantially interested
in the production. Woods, it is said,
guaranteeing her a weekly salary of
It must have been her eyes that
named her?a case of "The Eyes Have
It." Of course I mean Violet Hem
ing. photoplay star. Just imagine her
as a roly-poly, littlo English baby.
Brit rrinrmbrred for his mac
rrmful crmtlon of "Little
Nemo." based on Hlsdiior Mr
Kay's cartoons, and also re
called for hU more recent work
In the Cohan Rcva? and In
vaadevllle. "Little Billy" will
have a prominent |M?rt In ad
juring "Mamma'* Affairs,** the
new Hnrvnrd prise play, at the
Garrick this week.
with a soft, fuzzy down of golden
hair on her round little head, and big,
wide, violet eyea staring out at the
strange new world she had landed in. '
The baby grew up into a lovely, fair
haired English girl, but the beautiful
eyes, clear, long-lashed, and wonder
ing as a child's still, sugge*T her
flower name. They make one long
for the complete perfection of color
photography in motion pictures, so
that admirers of Miss Hemtng may
see her glorious eyes in their true
The beauty of those eyes, and the
rweet face that frames them, proved
to be a key that opened the first door
Stage success was followed by offers
from film producers, then Anally by
an Immediate and instantaneous hit
in the title role of the screen version
Reward has come In her prompt
elevation to film stardom, and her
first starring picture is "The Cost,"
based on David Graham Phillips'
novel of that name. '
A revival of the comic opera.
"Woodland." will be staged by Henry
W. Savage sometime within the next
two months for the purpose of mak
ing it a Broadway production. The
cast is now being engaged.
Afternoon ,wv Theater
J AX I* Alt Y 22
MME. EMMA ROBERTS,
Ite-keta. ?l.30. fl.dO?Belaaeo
Tkeater. and 1221 F Street.
Phoae Mala 30M
FliE CHAMBER *l?IC SOCIETY
inaoinw^ the drat of Ita C hamber
tfiaaie Coaeerta at Wardman Park
Hotel Ballroom, Friday afteraooa.
lannary Id, at 3:30.
BKKK.HHIRK STRING QUARTET
MRS. GEORGE PEABODY EL'STIS,
Tickets for entire series of 8ix
Concerts. $10.00; Single Seats, $2.00. ,
Reservations at office of M. F.
Kline. Ouray Building. or Leopold
Jacobson, Associated Manager, at
Wardman Park Hotel Music De
partment. Phone North 10,000.
POLI'S THEATER, 4:30.
Jaa. 23. Mine. GalU-Corel; Jan. 30.
Joarf Hoffmann: Mnr. 3. Mabel Gar
rlaon; Mar. 17t Mate. Tetrazzlait
Mar. 23, Frltr Krelaler.
(kason tleketa now ?n sale at Mra. Greene's
Concert Bureau in Droop'a, 13th and G 8ta.
PAILY TWICE TODAY
"VLLI 3 AMD 8:15
PA. AVE. AT 9TH ST. If.W.
The Midnight Maidens
George Niblo and
Wreatllax Thuraday Hlffhta
5fotlee Our New Phoae >o., F.3833
Ttan^ar. Jmrnmmry IS, 4iM
S?u now on Ml. at Mra. Green's
Concert Bureau in Droop's. 11th & G.
*?30 - THEATER
LEOPOLD ITOKOWSKI, Coad*r.
* *?.' Sololat,
? ' ALFRED CORTOT
T*? DMUxilM Pmdi PIuM
omr* T. Artk.r Sjaitk. MM O M.
HERMAN BECKER PRESENTS HIS NEWEST REVUE
A Sparklinf Satire on Our Recent Prohibition Blander
CEORGK LEONARD, 1RKNK CHE9LEIGH. MARION 8T1LLMAW
One of the prettiest and moot tuneful of the new girl acts
"POOR OLD JIM"
A corned7 playlet without a peer,
Mr. and Mrs. W liter Hill & Co.
In comedy alnglng aklt
COAKLEY & DUNLEVY
Corker* In blackface comrdy TOe ????? ?? t*c plana acrordeon
in "OVER THE TOP"
3 MANNING GIRLS
Trio of \pleut. grace and beauty
Nifty >ong? and patter
Matinee Film Feature
ROBERT WARWICK, in
"ADVENTURE IN HEARTS"
Shawn only at lifff and 4i45
Pathe New* Week'y
Changed Monday* and Thnradaya
One of Hack Sennett's best 2^reel
comedies. Positively shown at all
Matt and Jeff Animated Cartoon
Daily SliSlI Sunday || Hobdays "SKSTII Price.
Beginning Tomorrow Matinee and Ending Keit Sunday Night
m i The Magnetic Musical Comedy Star
Hew Songs by the Charming Singer of the Wreateit Nu
Siecesies Sung on the American Stage.
"THE SPANISH REVUE
Entin Company From tho Leading Music Halls and Theaters of Madrid and the
Principal Cities of Spain
Principal Dancers. SENOR ANTONIO BILBOA. SCNORA LOLA BRAVO. SK
NO RITAS MARIA and JULIA BORDIALEH and HKKOB J. TRCJILLO.
Prima Donna. SBNORITA ROSS OK GRENADA. Barytone and Artistic Director,
Senor Eduardo Arozamena. Senoritas Josephine Peres. Maria Garascal. Natalie Ortia,
Carmen Ruia, Yolanda Farrar, Maria Macias. Melba Serilla and Iaabelie Jiminea, Mu
dcal Director, Antonio Salratti.
sa Harpist and Soprano
A Revelation In Artistic Expression
ROCKWELL A POX
-Pun from A to W
LCD A MEROFP A CO.
"A Dainty Interlude'
?TIB atlHI, BERT
A MARINE ACTING SCHOOL
Frank Currier, who enact# the part
of the old fisherman hi "Should a
Woman Tell?" is peculiarly adapted
t> the part because of his years of
experience in amateur sailing cruiies
about the Atlantic Coast
Much of the action of this gripping
photoplay is set among scenes familiar
o Mr. Currier in his many cruises in
a staunch little sailing sloop from
Maine t,o Maryland. He is familiar
with the people such as populate the
fishing village In the story, snd hence
is able to ad<f to his natural deftness
in character portrayal Innumerable
touches which only first-hand knowl
edge and experience can provide.
The stage experience of Metro's fa
mous "old man o* the movies" dates
from the time he was 3 years old,
when he played a child part with
Edwin Forrest in "Hollo." In his
youth Mr. Currier was a theater call
boy. and when 19 started his actual
career "on the boards."
For years he played Shakespearean
roles, and has supported Booth. Bar
rett. Jefferson. Mary Anderson. Viola
Allen. Margaret Anglin and Julia Mar
lowe. Later he played character roles
on the stagfe in productions such as
"Way Down East," "The Poor Little
Rich Qlrl." "The Merry Widow."
"Egypt" ami "The Deep Purple.**
Mr. Currier entered the moving pic
ture field with Vitagraph and was
with Triangle In New York for a short
time, but his principal roles have been
with Metro. He has played Important
character parts with May Allison.
Viola Dana and Bert Lytell. He por
trayed Sir Philip Sackville in "The
Red Lantern" with Nazlmova. and the
Bishop in "The Brat" with the great
"Should a Woman Tell?" will >e
fhown at Crandall's Metropolitan and
Knickerbocker theaters today.
Hundreds of society men and women
from all parts of the I'nited States
were the guests of the Famous Play
ers-Lasky Corporation recently during
the Aiming of a scene in Wallace
Reld's latest Paramount-Artcraft pic
tures, "The Bear Trap." The screen
"set" consisted of a complete and
faithfully reproduced automobile show
in which virtually all the leading
makes of automobiles were entered.
Thoee Invited to become spectators
and. incidentally, form convincing "at
mosphere" for the screen show: were
the guests of the big hotels of Los
Angeles, Pasadena. Long Beach. River
side and San Diego.
One of the most Important literary
acquisitions made since motion pic
tures sprang Into popularity has been
announced by Thomas H. Ince, the
film producer, who has obtained the
signature of the author of "Within
ithe Law." "The Thirteenth Chair"
J and several other super-successes of
' stage and screen, to a contract to
(Create vehicles exclusively for Ince
I stars. Bayard Velller Is ensconced In
1 his office at the Ince plant at Culver
ICity. Veiller has the reputation of
1 producing plays peculiarly adapted
to screen translation and the news
that he has succumbed to the lure of
the films will be of engrossing in
terest to his confreres of the legiti
mate drama as well as to those of the
j silent art.
I "Love on Account," a farce comedy
j in four acts by Leroy Clemens, will
? be presented by Walter Hast, at the
! Greenwich Village Theater next Mon
I day nlfht Included in the cast are
j Marlon Coakley, Herbert Youst, Oliver
: Smith. Richard Taber, Marshel Vin
; cent, Marion Manley. Ruby Hallier.
Jeflfery Coats, Reginald Payet, Clark
Eckstrom and W*irley Birch. This
piece was tried out on the road under
the title of "Let Tommy Do It."
A London Music Hall of 1850. quaint
ly Interesting in every detail, was
j uilt at the Amsterdam Opera House
' by Famous Players-Lasky Corpora
i tion for the screen version of "Dr.
I Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." starring John
! Barry more. Director John S. Robert -
j son obtained ttie ideas for the details
! of this set from falklng with a num
J l?er of old actors and from the New
York Public Library, and he claims
that the result is accurate in every
^RANDALL'S? ? ""
F STREET AT TENTH?
DE LUXE ADDED FEATURES
Harold Lloyd in Hit Second $100,000 Comedy,
"Hand to Month"
Martin Johnson's "Home of the Hula-Hula"
Current Events?Topics of the Day?Special Overture
Chas. H. Waldron's
Jack Witts ,
AMSIAN WHIRL Dolls
Local Drama Clubs
Open 1920 Season
Witk Bell's Playlet
The Federated Dramatic Cluba or
Washington will Inaugurate their 1M0
season next Wednesday evening. ' by
producing three plays at the "Lit
tle Theater" In the PostoAce De
partment building. Each week there^
after, the federation will stage one
or more playa produced by Ita mem
At the forthcoming performance the
Posiofflce Department players will
repeat "The Acid Test." by L. M.
Bell, first produced by them at the
Central High School before Christmas.
Mrs. T. E. Farrlngton of the Chevy
Chase School will direct, and support
a Kreymborg play entitled "Manikin'
and Mlnlkln." and the playerr of int
Drama League will take part In the
play recently adapted from O. Henry,
by Mrs. Burleson, "The Gift of the
To these amateur performances the
public is most cordially Invited as ore
of the reasons for the organizattbn of
the federation Is to produce dramatic
entertainment at prices low enough
to place admission within reach of all
i dwellers in the National Capital. The
price of admission will be 25 cents and
'tickets will be sold at the entrance
'Dancing will follow each performance.
Helen llcClata, prima donna with
the "Hip. Htp. Hooray!" show at the
Oayaty Theater, la raid to bo th#
it prima donna in burteaqaa.
/'Second Concert Diplomatique ^
[ Tonight 8:30 BELASCO THEATER |
Mme. Julia Claussen
Mezzo Soprano Metropolitan Opera Company
MR. NICOLAI SCHNEER, at the Piano
Mr. Leopold Godowsky and
Mr.Salvatore de Stefano, Harpist
In Joint Recital
Tickets: $3.00, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00
Bria?e? Theater, Pkoac Mala 51 or KrumkltB 2H6S.
Box Ohft Ofea PA. M.
A COf-%CDY BY
with ah . ALL STAR CAST mcLownc
Robert Eda.son Am?Jta Bingham
Mh?Hn? K?dr?d GcorteUCucrc Ida Sl.lxon
and LitetU, Bill!*,
UNQUESTIONABLY THE ttOST IMPORTANT
THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
50c. to &ZJDO
50c. t*o $1.50
BKAIfCH nOLTT OITl(X
For tb? oMTielnKc mi patroi
town ibopptnf the Btrmbart-Oarrtek The
ator bu irru|?d with T. Arthur Smith.
1?< O ?L N W.. to YtaaAW aU pnord
ticketa tor t bm Sbu*?rt-Oarrick at box
SEATS NOW SELLING
A COMEDY IN 3 ACTS
By AVERY HOPWOOD
NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT
? ' The Great Illusion
COCHRAN Adapted from the French of Sack* Guitry
With a Grm( Cast
AM) OTIi >
fthuhart Attraction* m s m m "WW ? m m
At 8 o'Clock
Shubart Attraction* _ ? ^ ? ? ? m ThurS.&Sat
Triumphal Return Engagement
SECOND VOYAGE OF SINBAD
Of the World's Greatest Entertainer, With An Entirely New Budget of Songs
AH ORIENTAL DREAM OF INCOMPARABLE EXTRAVAGANZA
A RADIANT REVEL OF GORGEOCS GIRLS.
Prices at Night, $1.00 to $3.00. Matinee*, 50c to $2.00
NEXT WEEK-BEGINNING SUNDAY NIGHT
i AH. WOODS Preaenb
By MAJOR IAN HAY,
| by Arrangement
Gro smith and
| lard, of London.
0. P. Hegfie
?d Srml Mrabm mt
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