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vr I <1j 1 ' * Several Massb Qrf Week's Sc ["Sentimental Tommy,' riage," and "Madon nounccd fo : Tl HE screen, with an apparently j ^ lit disposal, again open* a , or photoplay ottering* on Its Probably the most spectacular pi Allfn Holubar's massive production, Da*>tl*y Phillips and James Klrkwoo< an<* which will be offered at Crandal week's engagement.. Aj^a^he wistful whimsicality and ?ni?| be summed up In the Param< To^my." which will be offered for a thi^ 4t^rnoon. The picture haa alrei mose <H*n five weeks in New York. At the Garden an all-star cast th; Binney will appear In "Madonnas a magnitude, it is said. This picture 1 Palkce offers Anna Q. Nilsson and otl ont, Limit**; the Rialto announces I Knickerbocker also has "Man-Woma the'week with "Bob Hampton of Pla METROPOLITAN. Harry M. Crandall announces as | the chief attraction for the week at i his' Metropolitan Theater, "ManWo*iar\-Marrlage." Allen Holubar's mighttiest achievement in silent drama. It is nine reels in length, relatHJ^ st^ry that traces the history of woman throughout the ages, while at the same time It develops a modern love tale of compelling interest and great dramatic power. It surpasses previous^ spectacles in the magnitude, .variety" and magnificence of l*? scenes and pictures a total ensemble' i of 4*606 people led by a distinguish- I ed cast of which Dorothy Phillips and James Kirkwood are the stars. Am6ng the amazing features of this unpjgirailed wonder-picture are the |fhtfarically accurate depictions of .the tejxJAc battle of the Amaaons. pastjoipated in by 950 mounted womn-Aghteas. 1,450 mounted male flgWMy LSOO footmen and 900 gMBN an<* civilians; gorgeous feajnSHJ^ scenes in the court of Coeeiantine; voluptuous barbarian danass; Roman orgies; millionaire's reiert^of modern times and scores of fftlttff startling scenes. ^ COLUMBIA. Ifeginaing this afternoon at 3 'clpck,, Lofw'g Columbia will present ^Sentimental _ Tommy," the quJWP^and beautiful Paramount picturiiation of the story of the same name by Sir James Matthew Barrie. in which Gareth Hughes. Mabel Taliaferro and May McAvoy bate the roles of chief importance, surrounded by George Fawcett, Harry L. Coleman. Leila Frost. Ketnpton Greene, and others. ^g^gaantal Tommy" has been acQla4aa?l by critics as "oqe of the only sr? photoplays In New York." It Is a charming, whimsical Barriee?(jue study of sentimental young manhood?the story of a youth of untrammelled imagination who befriends a friendless girl, soothes hei by making love and when the eoAsequences of his folly are brought home to Mm, gladly gives the girl the true love she yearned I for. The program at the Columbia will be delightfully supplemented with selected screen and musical features of the first rank. GARDEN. I , At Moore's Garden Theater, beginning today and continuing throughout the week, "Madonnas and Men," an unusaally massive and elaSgjjJ&e picture production, with Ev^p Burrows Fontaine, the dancer. Bdtti9n<i Lowe, Faire Binney, Raye Deta, Adders Randolf and Gustav voJj3eyfrititz in the cast will be prteented. It is the story of women from the days of Rome to thfgresent time. A prologue of unne#n proportions and really a show in^t^elf. in which living actors and actresses portray the brutality of Root; a thrilling chariot race witth foar^horses in the stage, and dancing-fay the Egyptian slave girls are soOie of the main features. Supplementary features of interest and special orchestral numbers will rou&d tjie program. PALACE. Without Limit." the powerful George D. Baker production for Meffo. featuring Anna Q. Nilsson an&.4n exceptionally strong cast of players, including Robert Frazer. Frank ? Currier. Kate Blancke. Charles Lane. Robert Schable, Thfcmas W. Ross and Nellie Anderaoi^will be presented at Loew's fifapri Theater this afternoon for a we?]*s * engagement "Without LU1MT" Is based on Calvin Johnson's faaftd'us Saturday Evening Post shftft ?tory. "Temple Dusk." It Is an?>jabsorbing story of Manhattan nltfM life, a glowing, alluring penorAAk of the .Great City and its lure ?iUanorama which serves as an exceptionally brilliant background for > simple but intensely gripping love *tory of a man and a maid. A splendid array of added screen and offerings will supplement u?% tf4fureRIALTO. Awtreat is said to be In store for patrons of Moore's Rialto Theater thW^ week, beginning today, when WAfbngton will view Prtaeilla Dean, in her latest Universal special pro4nction "Reputation." Stuart Paton'w tremendous drama of woman I against woman. Playing a dual role I ?tWt of mother and daughter? thagtar Is said to take every hurdie fi? ?* emotional steeplechases and brings the story to a climax that hnn* rarely been approaehed for sheer* power and soul-stirring effect.* Nlles Welch, Rex de Roselll, Spo^fswoode Aitken, William Welsh, Hafrar Carter. Harry Van Meter, Mae ^Glracl, Kathleen Myers and many otWfcf* accomplished artists play the pffvbpal roles in the selected supporting cast. An unusual fist of subsidiary features will accompany all Rowings. .KNICKERBOCKER. "Mm-Womin-Marrlim," Alien HoWWr'i hure spectacle production. wllWw shown today and tomorrow at Crandall's Knickerbocker Theater. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Uou) Barrymore will be pictured In First National's amusing screen wnl?n of Arnold Bennett's delightful comedy. "The Great Adventure." wltBTOctavia Broske. Dorla Rankin. ltd grouty and E. J. Radclifte in the-cast. Harry Pollard will supply Ahe add*>d bit. "Bubbling Over." For- -Thursday and Friday. Re be DaaKlsta announced In "Ducks and Dr?K?s." and on Saturday only. MrilflanT S. Hart will be screened in "o'lpilley of the Mounted." V CRAWDAH.H. iSoc the first three days o: this weak. hegUuiInc this afternoon. Craritult j announces Marshall Nellan'rt. amendous dr .ma of txeitlif ?! "J*n^h? American frontier, "Bob Haftfltoj "* '"laoer." as a climax to -whfflC'- irodaced with Tirid raallanwlM ..sous battle of the Uttle mmm V ? l" THE SIL ^?;? Pictures _ V - f Teen Program " "Man-Woman-Mar mac and Men" Anr Showing. Inexhaustible supply of material at new week with a remarkable llat i program. oduction on the week's calendar is "Man-Woman-Marrlage." In whleh i have the roles of chief prominence, l's Metropolitan this aftesnoon for a i charm of James M. Barrio's style Is Bunt production of his "Sentimental a extended ran at LoeWs Columbia ktly had a successful encasement of at Includes Edmund Lowe aad Falre nd Men." a production of unasaal *111 begin a week's run today. The lers In a new Metro offer Inc. "Wlth'rlscilla Dean In "Reputation," the .n-Marrlage." and Crandall's begins eer." Next Week's Shows. JT ATI OH AL?Lauretta Taylor la "Tm 0' My Heart," supported ty A. K. Mat the vs. COSMOS?Dr. Harmon, miad reader; Larry Harkias aad Boys; Baa?. eyclinf tramp; Herbert Denton aad Company la "Poufhkeepaio;" Oillotpto and Lao; Wallace Moid la "The Love BpodaL" STHAITD?"TiTo Masical Dado;" Woit * Mack ta "Versatile Bits af loooa trio Pelage;" Pbil Fela aad Flo Teanyooa la "A Bovnoioal Maaioals" Jim Conaora aad Edaa Boyao ta MA Place of Laoo;" Bert Doyle. "Tho Dublin Boy;" aal other anmbors. PALACE?Dorothy OUh la her latoot eomody aoooat, "Oh, Joe."MITBOPOLITAM?itar cast la "The Oath," a Baool Whlah rpsMil produotion with Miriam Cooper, Ooasray Eaaxlo aad Anna ft- Mllaaoa. UnCXZMBObXZB^-Bunday and Koaday. Miriam Coopor. Coaway Tear la and Anna ft. Bilsson In "Tho Oath:** Tuoaday aad Wadaoaday, Hoooo Potass aad Floreaoe Tidor In Lying Lipe;" Thursday aad Friday "Mot Oailty;" Saturday. "Black Beauty." CBAMD ALL'S ? Mildred Harrlo la "Habit." Versatility Is the Real Keynote of O'Brien's Film Success Versatility. A word that sums up In an instant the secret of the success of the entire motion picture industry. In fact, if the word had been created expressly for application to the "fifth estate." It could not have been more appropriate than Webster's definition, which reads: Versatile?Turning with ease from one thing, subject or opinion to another; many-sided, variable." As versatile as the art of the silver sheet itself, is the ability of its leading proponents, and it would be a long day's search to find a better example of the fact than in the person of the Selznlck star. Eugene O'Brien, whose latest Selznlck picture. "Gilded Lies," opens a week's engagement at the Strand Theater today as the photodramatic attraction of the vaudeville and cinema bill. Mr. O'Brien has In his time played many parts, and has succeeded In making each one of his likeable heroes a distinct characterisation. This versatility, coupled with an ever watchful eye on the likes and dislikes of the public, has placed Eugene O'Brien in the very front ranks of the male stars of the silent art. Upon Mr. O'Brien's first stellar appearance he was assigned to an exotic type of role for which there was a great demand. According to his own statement, this was one of the most difficult roles, as it necessitated the entire submergence of his own personality into the character of the part. The success of It Is now a matter of film history, and further comment is unnecessary. Then followed a series of productions in which the popular Gene essayed everything from light comedy to romantic tragedy, his list of character portrayals including rugged out-door men of brawn, society idlers, politicians, crooks, and. In fact, men of every walk of life. Now. In his latest Selsnick '"Picture he enacts a still different type of role In his portrayal of Keene McComb, the brawny and brainy young Arctic explorer. "Birth of Nation" To Be Shown Again As Broadway Hit Dt W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" is to be revived by S. L. R'ltbafel at the Capitol Theater In New York. This picture has not been seen on Broadway for what in screen history, is a Ion* time, but It Is still one of the most talkedabout nims ever made. Incidentally, it holds the record for long runs on Broadway, having opened at the Liberty Theater, on F orty-sccond street, on March 3, 1915, and continued for forty-seven weeks, during which, accorling to report, it was witnessed by 536,000 persons at 665 showings. ' Way Down East." however, Is expected to pass "The Birth of a Nation" soon In the count of total spectators. Although It has been running only thirty-three weeks, the Forty-fourth Street Theater, which fs larger than the Liberty, has accommodated 493,000 persons In that time. Mr. Griffith's "Hearts of the World" ran at the Forty-fourth Street and Knickerbocker theaters from April 4 to November 2, 1918, or for a total of 606 showings. Charlie and Sid Chaplin have brought their mother from England and will establish a home In Los Angeles. The lady suffered a mental breakdown as a result of one of the German Zeppelin raids on London, and It Is hoped her new environment will restore her to normal health. Big Horn, Custer's last stand. Wesley ("Freckles") Barry. James Klrkwood. Marjorle Daw. Noah Beery, Pat O'Malley and Tom Gallery are the featured members of a great cast that Is augmented In the pivotal scenes of the picture by 2.M0 11 TlackfAM Indians nd the - r'h it g Cavalrx. On Wednes > and Thursday. Charles Ray will bu i:i? pictured star in "Nineteen and Phyllis," with "8cra?pily Married." the comedy offering. Far Friday and Saturday. Babe Denials will be sees In "Ducks sad Drakes," with the comedy, "Cmvata* Torch jr." i.l * ~ I ^ I MM v< fl %. _ it ^HBjL fT&u If?Avby : ' couia / I v^H TrjJ'Co S^^KBtk Jcczthj < f ?& ";^^H Hv '-Jy^|#; *#!& ^d^HH n *3#^. I *>%5?9fc l^B K 1Kr\72 .#* ! Wesley *3arry ca AHOALLS The Movie Calendar. Max 3?Wlllam DeMllle keglu liming at Liakcy studio of new photoplay kf Rita W?iaea, 1WL Mar 3 ? Peurhyu ?taalawa, noted lllaatrator, pats la basy tar direetlBf Batty Conpaoa la "At tie Eal af the World." 1921. May 4?Gloria Swaaaoa flnlakea Tlia Great Moment." her rat atarrlaf picture, written far her by minor GlfB* 1921. May t?Bfaw York enjoys third week af "Deception,** spectacalar Euro pea a produrtloa, 1091. May I?Aaa Forrest, recovered fro as operation for appendicitis, en net a seeae la "The Great Impersonation,** 1121. May 7?-The Laaltaala sink, 1?1S. France Enters Film Of Real Distinction For Showing Here France is to be represented on American screens soon, and. if the judgment of English reviewers may be accepted, by a photo-dramatic work of distinction. The picture is "J"Accuse," written and directed by Abel Gance, and not, incidentally, an adaptation of the book of the same name which appeared early in the war, although it Is based op the war, too. Marc Klaw, Inc., will present It In New York early next month, according to the announcementThe film was produced something more than two years ago, and reached London about a year later. Extract* from some of the reviews of It which appeared in the English newspapers Indicated that "J'Accuse" was something unusual in both subject-matter and treatmentAlder Anderson, for example, began his review in the Daily Telegraph as follows: "J"Accuse." for which the author has adopted the title made famous hy Emlle Zola more than a score of years ago, is a scathing Indictment of these who deliberately provoked the greatest catastrophe In history and bronght five years of untold misery on the world. It cannot, however, be termed a war fllfn In I a the ' nse commonly attached to that aoreaslon. There la very little of actual ighlliife n t, though "<ich B scenes as tkere are n - m Dante. . * la tWr awfal horror I ' r AND ITS i 1 Hmn ' - "v ^ j.vMH jr* 4 I mjm Ss.j3 WB KUtro raiA onr Bp|^^^jp>c-jp HM\k) ^JsmesRirhwo wpjft j Hil2jps*--M* III V I 1 mmSm Dean E^^^^HHHE*T ? .jjKv j m < STAGE AND S< Israel ZanswiU, according to some recent correspondence. Is now completing a play entitled "The Cock Pit," which deals with the position of the Jew In England. It is said to be the English analogy to -The Melting Pot." but further than that details are lacking. Presumably It will be produced In London before it Is seen In New York. Zoe Adklns' "Daddy Goes a-HuntIng." for which several managers have latterly been competing, goes definitely to Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Woods, who will present, It In the Fall with Marjorle Rambeau In the leading role. Another Aklns play that has been on the verge of production for some month* Is "The l^ady In Waiting," a comedy dealing with the particularly artistic temperament. 1 William E. Hallman. now playing In "Enter Madame." has been reengaged by the Fanark Corporation is a member of the all-star cast In "The Strength of the Weak," a itory by ,N. Brewster Morse to be llrected by George Everett. Manager Jarboe announces that the regular season for burlesque will close at the Gayety next Saturday night with the "Sporting Widow," the attraction which is lere this week. "The Lifted Veil." an original itory for the screen by Henry Ar:hur Jones, is the new picture Ethel CTlayJon Is making under the direc:!on of William D. Taylor. A series of articles dealing witth ler own experiences In the movies s In preparation by Mildred Davis 'or an Esstern magazine, and Is to ) published in book form on Its :ompletion. j California has adopted a law vherebv a scenario may be reglsIcred wi^i the secretary ot State at < * NEWEST ] H Bp \. W ^' JB' 5^^. oJjCmc/Darclhtj | y(?*>.', JJJ // V rn^ v irfj i ^^^ pkszt'/Lre/r ( V Ml^ 1/w/ca/*- I H| ^ flacwn L Be flBj ' ^ : | py ^te^ir/ ^hii ^?v*. * :reen notes | Sacramento for a ft piece. This is to prevent plagiarism. George M. Cohan's production of 'The O'Brien Girl," a musical comedy by the authors of "Mary." recently opened In Atlantic City. Donald Gallagher has found his way into musical comedy and Is at present playing Checkers In "Honey Girl," on tour. Lew Fields and Nora Bayes,' It Is reported, will Join hands in the presentation of a revue in June. "It's Up t* You," which recently closed, turned.out to be one of the champion failure of the season and Is at present beset by lawsuits. It now appears to be definitely settled that Charles Gilpin will go to London next season to appear In "The Emperor Jones." A1 Woods' production of "Gertie's Garter" Is proving profitable In Chicago, despite Its reception by Lb? reviewers. Martha Hedman will head the cast Df "Daniel," which the Selwyns wll^ present in the fall. ?_m 0 Edgar MacGregor's production of 'A Dangerous Maid" has been rechristened "Elsie," In conformity tvith the current style of titling musical pieces, and probably will gn to New York In about a month. The new Carney Bernard play, written by Aaron Hoffman, probably srill be called "Two Blocks Away." "The Talkln' Shop," recently tried out by Sam Harris. , was found cvanting and has been abandoned. William Hodge was seen for the first time In his newest comedy. Beware of Dogs," in Hartford re4 I J Nils j on ^ JVLiA.ce' ? '^'^HAs'PnK. AttOfTQRtyM Wi..^ ~~ ^ BHHKj^^ vjm Eugene O'Brien fTRAHO Sothern-Marlowe Plans. E. H. Sothern and Miss Julia Marlowe, who have been spending the winter in New York and Washington, are to spend the spring; in Paris and the summer in England. Mr. and Mrs. Sothern will return to the United States in August to begin rehearsals for their bi-annual tour which opens in Boston on September 27. after which they will play a limited season in New York City, followed by a tour of the chief cities east of the Mississippi River. In addition to "Hamlet.** Twelfth Night.** and **The Taming of the Shrew,** the plays presented last year. "The Merchant of Venice" will be acted, with Mr. Sothern as Shylock and Miss Marlowe as Portia. While in Paris costumes for the latter comedy will be secured. The productions will be staged in the manner used last season, though Mr. Sothern expects to Introduce some new effects in "The Merchant of Venice." Real Chariot Race Is Chief Feature Program at Garden The old adage "like father, like son" It seems does not always hold good. In many cases a son is decidedly not "a chip of the old block." and this is well illustrated in two scenes in that stupendous photodrama "Madonnas and Men." which, in conjunction with an elaborate prologue, the main feature of which is an actually-staged Roman chariot race, is the featured attraction at Moore's Garden Theater this week In the few ancient Roman scenes Df this motion picture masterpiece, we see a prince defying his father, the emperor, because of the latter's desire for unlawful amusement. In th? body of the great feature picture the modern story has as one of its tense scenes, a son defying his millionaire father because the older man means to sacrifice a beautiful young girl to further his desire for revenge. Without doubt this same scent has been enacted many times In rea. life without, of course, becoming nubile. It is made most realistic In "Madonnas and Men." due in great part to the fine acting of Edmon.l Lowe. Anders Randolf and little Rajre Dean, who play principal roles. 'OPLAYS Gareth Hughe In Role / Mo One EIm Would Started This , > Oareth Hughea. the ll-year-old Wslah actor, playa the rol<- of Tommy Sandy, in the John 8. Robert .on production of 8ir James M. Barrte'a delightful atory, "Sentimental Tom J,.M ^>ich. be*lna an extended run 1 Columbia this afternoon. Toe name of Gareth Huchet suggested Itself to Mr. Robertson for the role of Tommy as aoon a* he learned ke mould do the prodactton. but a? the younc actor *M tied up with a starring contract on the Weat Coast with Metro, there were numerous obstacles which indicated J*' fce would not be obtained. la meantime, Mr. Robertson made otter youu actors, always with tha ultimate conclusion that they lacked that aomethina to put lot? Tommy that Gareth Hu?hea oould furnish. Finally, a way was made. Hushes was released from hta other contract, and fee took the flrat train from L<ofe Anreles to New York. "I literally jot up from the operation table to do Tommy." remarked the younr actor with slowing eyea? "but I just had to do Tommy and let the old operation wait. No one who. la not a Celt can realise what Barry means to us. I have read him all my life and I have always loved his whimsicalities and his charm Tommy, to me, l? the most lovable sort of a boy. and I suppose one reason ( have been so fond of him is because I can see much of myself in his Yoxiness' and foolish sentiment." thousand, of admirers of Sentimental Tommy" will actually s~ the reincarnation of the boy when they aee Gareth Hughes Yn the role. He haa juat <h right height, color of hair and eyes and the same boyish impetuosity with all of the charm, fervor and sensltlvenesa of youth. Added to that, there la hia unlimited interest in the role which, with the material offered by Barrie and the boy's unuaual talent, ro far toward making this one of the real living characfiliations of the screen. Indicative of the consummate artistry of "Without Limit." the picture which begins a week's run at Loow'g Palace today, la the fact W oman's Arm; In Holuba Never before in the hiatory of pic- ( ture making in thia country have 1 the manifold natural advaatagea of Southern California as a producing center been ao amazingly emphaaised aa In "Man?Woman?Marriage," biggeat of Firat National's "Big Five." and a spectacle drama that has probably created more comment aince ita recent release for public exhibition than any picture presented during the last decade. This la all the more remarkable when it Is knomn that the thousands of persons who took part to the stupendous undertaking performed their tasks in the immediate vicinity of Los Angeles. * . " * The most atartllng episode la the 1 entire production, and one of thfc most astounding ever recorded by a motion picture camera, depicta a Xarrlflc Amasonian battle in which two mounted armiea. one of women and one of men. struggle with all of the realism of actual conflict. This mammoth scene was filmed in the Sierras only a short distance from Loa Angeles and required many weeks of continuous effort on the* part of director, players, supernumeraries and mechanics A camp was pitched in the hills and operated on strict military lines. Hospital tents were under the charge of army doctors and provision was made for the comfortable housing In weatherproof cantonments of almost 8.000 people in addition to the vast number of horses used in the battle scene, fodder, mechanical equipment, etc. This one episode in the story cost more in | time, energy and money than most j five-reel features. The modern scenes, which recur i onstantly during the enactment of I the spectacle, were filmed in Los j Angeles and vicinity and another of j the most effective of the incidents! of past ages was realistically photographed inside the city limits in <1 tract that corresponds exactly to | our own Rock Creek Park. The medieval scenes were taken J at a great castle built In Griffith | Psrk. a vast estate in the city limits. In the construction of this castle . the best architects of Los Angeles I were employed to drsw the plans j and specifications after deep study j of the architecture of the age of f chivalry. Coatumes were designed, or selected from the best costumers of the nation, after Producer Holubar and Aaaistant Director Harold Bucquet had ma<1o a deep study of the period. Even details which the camera would fall to register were not overlooked. Kvery book on coetumlng that could be secured was read and ag^-old paintings were studied In order to secure the MYROW W. WHITXET fraMiU in Recital Elizabeth Thorn berry, Soprano Aiutted by Helen Gerrer, Violinist Hotel Lafayette** Saturday afternoon. May 7, 1921, at 4:30 15th and H St. V E I MAY9-10iiStS; The Wonder 9how of ?fce lalverae?Oldest and Beat. ! Pra-war ptloM. VpUwa Tiek.t uU at 1 I Artkar J?riu Pisa. ?.. a itnat. Mr. I 1 lKk. ku prim u atew Oreaa4*. I I KU. lH| atTMt Pirate. X.adsy. Kay I I ?tk. atlj . ctock a. m | 4 I Sees Self of Barrie Play Do When Robertson Screeta Story. that Luetada Davies Dabl*. a ?*Uknowa sculptress. was commUiiowd to make the figure of ths G?4 of Chaate pretidlac over the itabliai houae la which a part or the actioa of thia picture traaaplres. The figure, known as "The D.car," ia a 1 He-Bice model In day. and ! represented In a aemi-kaeelin* posture la the act of throwing dies held In his extended hand. It is before this altar la the temple of chaaos that Clement Palter, the proprietor of the gambling houae. makes bis daily genuflection as a ceremony and a rite In the curious religion hs holds that latsr plays such an Important part in molding the dostlaias of the characters ia the story rtoutette wheals and gambling paraphernalia of all description occupy the floor, at which stand all manner of men ia evening dreas engaged In playing the games ?f chance. It is to thia scene that Marlowe and Umber enter following the drunken party at which they both. In a moment of mad Intoxication. decide to get married; and it is In this acene that Marlowe loses at play and the* forges the check that brings so much trouble to him and his wife. New York, apparently, will have many a musical show this summer. John Henry Mears' 'Century Midnight Whirl." probably reehrlstened "The Broadway Whirl." will come either to the Republic Theater or to one of the Selwyn houses: "Sally" or The Follies" will be at the Now Amsterdam; both "L<ove Birds" and "The Right Girl" give promise of sn Indefinite continuance: 8am H. Harris, probably in association with A. H Woods, will offer a revue at his owa theater, the cast of which ia likely to be headed by Florence Moore. Somewhere In the vicinage, also, will be "Frank Fay's Ideaa." produced, as the title subtly Indtcates. by Frank Fay. What with George White's annual entertainment. the half dosen or more productions that the ShuberU are preparing. and an aaaortment of independent ventures. It promises to be a livelier summer than was Indicated by the portents of a month ago. y Battles Men r's Big Picture proper dress for Mim Phillip# and her supporting cut The same painstaking detail was observed in the construction of the Romsn court scenes and the coetuming of the playera. The men and women court disctri were trained and directed by one of the/ foremost students of aesthetic danc/ in*?Marion Morgan ? The court set is probably the most elaborate ever ueed in picturesGreat columns of Imitation marble support s huge dome The wails were made of marble and the throne was covered with gold leaf. At the feet of the emperor crouched a huge captive leopard. By the throne tood husky Nubian slaves and stationed about the glgnntle hall were centurions. slaves and soldiers. Gorgeous peacocks and snow white doves were perched about the throne and in the niches of the wans, snd every effort wss towards making the scene as gorgeously beautiful as possible. It was not only Rome at its height, but Rome at the time of the Bscchantee?when men and women lived for pleasure only. The cost of it all? Well, that has yet to be reckoned. But thoee who see "Man-Woman-Marriage" will agre* that it is worth every dollar that went Into Its creation This msmmoth drama of the ages will be given premiere Washington presentstions st Crandall's Metropolitan and Knickerbocker Theaters beginning this afternoon at 3. For the accommodation of thoee desirous of securing advantageous seats the doors will be opened thia-afternoon st 2. Oyster Bey. New Tork, furnished the location for most of the esteriors in Elsie Ferguson's latest picture. "Footlights." which Is nearing completion. The wster scenes were taken at this picturesque spot. Special Performances Washington's Little Theater 1742 Charrh Street Monday and Tuesday, 8:20 P. M. THE WHITE GODS COME" Laat A i? nee re nee letare the Kew V?rli Keregelnent ef THE T1NKIM DASCEItS -THE LITTLK PRINCESS" Frider?MS P. M. and a JO P. ?. Seinrday?2i?S P. M. and *iSS P. MTICKETS Evtfc. |Ut| Mate*, He. CIRCUS DAYS INa WASHINGTON L tuhmt May 16 and 17 NEW mri'S GROt'XD* CAMP MEIGS 4tb at. and Flertda Ave. K. E. Mm?HW L'i'wUAJ reuse mi in of HLJuLUiaJi mink rr/uu gggSSS!ISEteWBl ^OWITWM eeSSIISI IMMAVTOW* Tltlc^mt^ OPKN BOTH mm DAY* I I At LAxunuiH a bho.