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Holly WO od G ossip Title to Suit Star—Charlie Declines to Play Peter Pan—Nazimova to Return to Films. «V HAI-LETT ABEND. LOS ANGELES, June 6.—Many a director has, with easy confidence, tried to direct a "western" on the assumption that it Is an easy thing to do. The fact that it is difficult, however. Is amply attested by the number of terrible "westerns” which are released every year.- This preamble Is meant to lead up to the fact that David Smith, Vita graph, has taken a trashy story, "The Range Boss,” and made it into a western melodrama of unusual merit and entertainment value. It will be released during the summer, under the title, "Code of the Wilder ness,” another of those Junky title changes. No wilerness is shown, the settings being deserts and cattle ranches, and if there is a code it seems to be to shoot tho other fellow before he can shoot you. But the title had to be changed, because the picture stars Alice Calhoun, the Vita graph contract star, and the part of the range boss was played by John Bowers, a free lance. Miss Calhoun’s part is that of an eastern girl who Inherits a cattle ranch and conies west accompanied by her uncle, her aunt and her scoun drelly fiance. It is not the kind of thing that suits either her beauty nor her talents, but she makes the part live and shine out brightly. Nathan Hale is the villain, and at times his villainy is a little too ob vious. John Bowers, the range boss, handles his characterization with great skill, and he is as good as the fighter as he is as the lover. Otis Harlan, as the star’s unde, carries most of the comedy of the piece, and that is a good deal. It is probably the fault of the script that he seems more funny as the farmer than as the city man come west. But he’s very amusing and consistent. Kittie Brad bury, Miss Calhoun’s aunt in the pic ture. had not so sympathetic a part as that in “The Midnight Alarm,” in which she played the part of Miss Calhoun’s mother, but she makes a great deal of her scenes of fiery in dignation and disgust over the be havior of the fiance. Charlotte Mir iam, given a small part as an unfor tunate western ranch girl, makes that small footage stand out in mem ory with great vividness. Miss Mir iam has both beauty and dramatic force. "Code of tho Wilderness" is picto rially exquisite. Indeed, X can recall no other Vitagraph picture which shows anything approaching Steve Smith's splendid photography in this film. <Tiarlie Chaplin. In reply to a cable from the Ixindon News, declines, with appreciative thanks, the suggestion <>f that newspaper that ho play "Reter Ran.” He adds, though, that he may make one of his next three films in England. George Melford, former ijasky director, has signed with First National, to direct Barbara la* Marr in “Sandra." Louis F. GottschaJk. composer, has returned from Italy, where he wrote tho musical score for Lillian Gish’s screen version of George Eliot’s "Ro moia” while the picture was being filmed. Kathleen Clifford has completed work in "Grandpa's Girl” for Christie. The costly new concrete laboratory building at the Warner Brothers’ | studio has been completed. Tt can , handle 2,000.000 feet of film a week. Hollywood Is greatly interested in continued reports to the effect that I Estelle Taylor and Jack Dempsey, the. prize fighter, will soon announce i their engagement to wed. Neither confirms the rumor, but each is half hearted when it comes to giving out a flat denial. Irene Rich, who leaves soon for England to make a picture entitled ’’What the Butler Saw,” has signed a lung-term starring contract with Warner Brothers. The first of her starring pictures, to be begun as soon as she returns from abroad, will prob ably b© Wlila father’s "The Dost Ewly.” . Samuel Goldwyn has signed Vera Gordon to play the part of Mrs. i’otash in "Potash and Perlmutter in Hollywood.” Carmel Myers has left for Europe. In addition to playing in "Ben Hur,“ she will be starred by a German pic ture concern in a film version of a German novel named "Garragun.” With the arrival of Tom Moore from New York last week the three famous Moore brothers —Tom, Matt and Owen —are reunited for the first time in five years. Marshall Neilan. who has suffered two severe attacks of a stomach ail Bel ascos Disc every. •TVAVID BEIxASCO has discovered a young: American newspaper writer whom he considers worthy of a. high place In the theater. She is Miss Ruth Dayton, a southern girl, who in her first year in New York became a writer of feature stories, and wrote some of the most impor tant news stories of the day. She will begin her stage career as a professional reader in a version of Eongfellow’s •‘Hiawatha.” espe cially arranged by Sidney Toler. For these readings Mr. Belasco is in nego tiation with Walter I>amrosch for a symphony program. Indians will be brought from a United States reser vation to supply a background. Miss I>ayton first came to Mr. Beiastco’s attention when she inter viewed him on his recollections of Sarah Bernhardt. In .Miss Dayton** enthusiasm for the great French actress he sensed a gift for the the ater. Before the Interview was over Miss Dayton told of her keen desire to go on the stage. After several meetings, during Laemmle’s Big Dozen. Universal Pictures Corporation, announces his platform for the com ing season, every plank of which Is declared to be worthy. Twelve big: pictures are announced at the present, among the first to he released being “The Signal Tower,” starring Virginia Valli. with a sup porting cast. Including Wallace Beery, Dot Farley, Rockllffe Fellowes and Frankie Darro, and which is said to he a greater picture than “The Storm.” Reginald Denny will be seen in a fast-moving farce, “The Reckless Age.” which, it is claimed, is the best picture yet made by him. and Mary Philbin will be starred in “The Gaiety Girl,” described as a tender, charming romance, with a London music hail as the scene of most of the activities. "The Turmoil.” adapted from Booth Tarkington’s novel of American life, will have in its cast George Hacka tborne, Eileen Percy, Pauline Garon. Theodore Von Eltz. Eleanor Board man and Bert Roach. Powerfully dramatic, with a keen insight into human nature, this story is said to hold a theme of special appeal. Baby Peggy’s now picture, “The Family Secret,” Is adapted from Augustus Thomas’ play, ‘The Burglar,” and Frances Hodgson JUurnett’s novel, “Edltha’s Burglar,” In which the pop ular baby star will be supported by Gladys Hulette and Frank Currier. Kathleen Norris’ “Butterfly.” a sumptyods production directed by Clarence Brown, will have a cast headed by Laura La Plante, Norman Kerry, Kenneth Harlan, Ruth Clifford, T. Roy Barnes and Margaret Living ston. Reginald Denny will have as another starring vehicle, “Capt. Fear leas,” with Julanne Johnson in the leading feminine role. Mary Philbin will have a chance to show her versatility in ‘The Ro;e of Par la” a gay story of Parta and Vienna, taken from the popular French novel by Delly, called AMUSEMENTS. mont. may Join his wife, Blanche Sweet, In England and undergo an operation at the hands of a famous London surgeon. Ramsey Wallace may make a series of films In which he will star. The first, according to tentative plans, will be an adaptation of a stage farce, "A Naughty Nice Girl.” Theodore Roberts, after a long re tirement from the screen, is hack at work on the Dasky lotj He has en tirely recovered from a long and dan gerous Illness. Arthur Edmund Carewe, who played Svengall In the screen version of "Trilby,” has signed a contract for a twenty-minute tabloid version of the play for vaudeville. Elliott Dexter also is in vaudeville with a playlet called “A Good Provider.” Beverly Bayne, after many years’ absence from the screen, has signed with Warner Brothers to co-star with Monte Blue in “Her Marriage Vow.” Mme. Alla Nazimova, In addition to resuming the production of photo plays this summer, will appear on the stage here beginning in August. She has contracted with The Playhouse for the revival of several of her Ibsen stage successes. Irene Bordoni, appearing here on the stage, has been having screen tests made at the United Studios, un der the supervision of Samuel Gold wyn and George Fitzmaurlco. She may again take up film work, which she abandoned about three years ago. Norma Talmadge, who has not worked since she finished “Secrets” in January, will begin "Fight.” a story by C. Gardner Sullivan. Sydney Oleott arrived last week to direct her. Meanwhile, Fred Nlblo, who will di rect her later in the summer In "The ijady,” leaves within a fortnight for Prance with a cameraman, to secure long-distance shots .of scenes In Monte Carlo, Baris a»td other places covered in the plot. June Marlowe, an attraetive young woman of nineteen, from Minneapolis, has been signed under long-term contract by Warner Brothers. She will first be seen in the feminine lead in "Get Your Man.” Margaret Illington and Mrs. Hol brook Blinn are in Hollywood. They arrived two days ago by motor from New York. Henry Kolker has returned to Hollywood after acting in several pictures made in England and Italy. Ramon Sarnaniegos, known to pic ture fans the country over, has filed a petition to change his real name to his famous screen name, which Is Ramon Novarro. Baby Peggy, having eompleted work in the film version of "Helen's Ba bies.” has been taken to Yosemite Valley by her parents for a vacation. Tom Moore has been given the male lead opposite Laurette Taylor in “One Night in Rome." As soon as Vera Gordon finishes work in "Potash and Perlmutter in Hollywood,” she will return to New York to star in a stage play written for her. It is called "The Goldin Spoon" and was written by Frederick Bruger and Lawrence Hart. Raymond Hitchcock will soon ar rive in Hollywood from New York, to play opposite Mrs. Sidney Drew in a series of film comedies. Kenneth Clarke has begun work on the script for "If Ever I Marc Again." which First National will produce late this season. For the first time in years custard j pies are being thrown upon the Fa i mous Players-Lasky lot here. The | pies are being used in one of the final 1 sequences of “Merton of the Movies." j Adelaide Heilbron lias completed ! work on the script for Edna Ferber’s | "So Big,” which Colleen Moore will make as soon as she completes "Tem perament,” now making for First Na tional with Conway Tearle. Helen R. Martin’s novel, "The Snob,” will be the first film play to he made by Monta Hell under his new Metro- Goldwyn-Mayep contract, Charles K. "Whittaker is writing the titles for Marshall N'eilan's screen version of “Teas of the D'Urber villes.” x Laura La Plante and Reginald Denny have begun work us co-stars in "The Husbands of Edith." Wil liam Belter is directing. Meanwhile, Violet Ist Plante, a young sister of the t’nlversal star, has been consider ing an offer to go to Germany to make films. She only left high school recently. Gladys Walton, who retired tempo rarily from pictures a, year ago, when she married H. M. Herbel, an eastern sales executive fop Universal, is back on the Uniyersal lot and will soon begin acting again. (Copyright, 1924, in United Kt»te« and Great Britain by North American Newspaper Alliance. All rights reserved.) which he studied and tested her, she convinced Mr. Belasco that she onm bined ability to act with the desire to do so. It was then that ho agreed to give her her chance. Miss Dayton is from Chattanooga, Tenn. She is a descendant of Wil liam Hooper, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of Jonathan Dayton, who signed the Constitution, and who was speaker of the House when Tennessee was ad mitted to the Union. On her father’s side she Is related to James Feni more Cooper. Her grandfather was Amos Cooper Dayton, Miss Dayton belongs to the Chicka mauga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is a Daughter of the Confederacy. Rer mother, whose homq is in Chatta nooga. was president of the Daugh ters of the Confederacy, and has held various offices in the Daughters of the American Revolution. I.iko Mary Anderson, Ruth Dayton is a daughter of the south. Her stage debut is to be made in the near future under David Belasco’s direc tion. after a brief period. of study in Europe. ’ “Mitai." Mary Roberta Rinehart’s novel “K” will be released under the title “K, the Unknown.” and will star Virginia Valli, with Percy Marmont opposite. Rupert Julian wfll produce "Lore and Glory,” adapted from the popular novel, “We are French,” by Robert H. Davis and Perley Poore Sheehan, a story with an unusual twist, which plays upon a wide range of emotions and has an appeal for the entire hu man race. Such players as Charles De Roche, Madge Bellamy, Wallace MacDonald and Priscilla Dean Moran will be seen in the cast. Clara Bow will be seen at the head of a strong cast in “Wine,” which was taken from William McHarg’s story appearing In Hearst’s Magazine, and declared to be an unusually pqw erful theme, excellently directed by Ijouls Gasnler. Edward Laemmle has directed “The Tornado,” starring House Peters, which la a stirring melodrama from the pen of Lincoln J. Carter, with the elements that make for popular appeal—romance, action, suspense and a fast-moving plot. Other productions will include Hoot Gibson In several fast-riding, outdoor pictures, and Jack Dempsey, who will be starred In ten two-reel "knockouts,” written especially for him by Gerald Beaumont. Other westerns will feature Jack Hoxie, William Desmond and William Dun can. Comedy releases will have a brand-new Idea in Universal's Hyster ical History Comedies, written and directed by Bryan Foy, composer of “Gallagher and Shean,” and a new list of Century Comedies, to be be released one every week. Kink Kennedy has been cast for the role of Petulent in Congreve's res toration comedy, “The Way of the World," which the Cherry Lane Play ers of New York will revive for their first production, the coming season. THE SUNDAY STAB. WASHINGTON, T). C. JUNE 8. 1324-PART 3. Crandall Good Things Ahead. THE Crandall Theater organization has announced a list of photo plays that have been booked for sum mer local premieres at Crandall's Metropolitan, Ambassador and other theaters during the months .of June, July and August. The list represents authorship, direction and acting of the highest rank and insures Wash ington summer diversion not sur passed during the midwinter season. Following the current engagement of ”Th«f Marriage Cheat," starring Joy, Percy Marmont and Adolpe Menjou. will be shown for the first time in the Capital. First Na tional’s "The Woman On the Jury.” in which appear Sylvia Breamer, Frank Mayo, Lew Cody, Hobart Hus worth. Myrtle Stedman, Mary Carr, Ford Sterling, Henry B. Walthall, Roy Stewart and Bessie Love, and "Cytherea, Goddess of Love," George Pllzmaurlce’s picturization for Sam uel Goldwyn of Joseph Herges heimer’s story, with Lewis Stone, Alma Rubens, Constance Bennett, Irene Rich, Norman Kerry, Mickey Moore and Lydia Yeamans Titus in the cast. "Those Who Dance,” Thomas H. Ince’s screen version of George Kibbe Turner’s ultra-modern melodrama, will bring to the screen Blanche Sweet. Bessie Ijove, Warner Baxter, Robert Agnew, Frank Campea, Lydia Knott and Lucille Rlcksen. while "Tho Perfect Flapper” will reveal at her best vivacious and charming Col leen Moore, supported by Frank Mayo. Sydney Chaplin, Phyllis Haver and Cl eve Moore, and Maurice Tour neur's production of "The White Moth," a brilliant drama of society and the French stage, will reveal Barbara I>a Marr with Conway Tearle, Ben Lyon, Edna Murphy, Charles do Roche ami Josle Sedgwick. The week of July 20 will bring a droll comedy-drama, "A Self-Made Failure," directed by J. K. Mac- Donald. who made “Penrod and Sam." Ben Alexander. Lloyd Hamilton, Matt Moore. Dan Mason. Patsy Ruth Mil ler, Dot Farley, Mary Carr and Sam De Grasse are in the cast. Next will come "Fop Sale.” a George Archain baud society drama by Earl Hudson, in which Glairo Windsor. Adolphe Benjou, Tully Marshall. Robert Ellis, John Patrick and Phillips Smalley are cast. . August will be notable fop "Hus bands and Lovers.” with Lewis Stone, Lew Cody and Florence Vidor; "Born Rich,” featuring Claire Wind sor. Bert Lytell, Cullen Landis, J. Barney Sherry and F'rank Morgan; "Temperament,” eo-starring Colleen Moore and Conway Tearle, and “Sun down,” Earl Hudson's epic of the passing of the old west, enacted by Hobart Bosworth, Roy Stewart, Mary Carr. Charles Murray, Bessie Love. Ben Alexander, Charles Sellon and Hal Wilson. Grace La Rue. Grace lot Rue has been a comedi enne, a light opera singer, an actress of serious roles, a concert singer and a vaudevillew headliner. She started her stage career when ten years old, appearing in a company with Julia Marlowe. Her first real success was gained as a dancer. "While I'm proud to f>e able to dance,” she said, "it did not appeal to me a-s a life work Singing seemed much more dignified and worth while. So while I was dancing I studied singing. But I found that whenever 1 would sing in public, the critics would say. "Miss La Rue’s singing is not bad, but why doesn’t she dance more?” "My dancing seemed to haunt me wherever I went, so I decided that the only way to get ahead was to go to London where I was not known, and see if I was right or the critics. I had to accept at the start a salary Just one-fifth of my regular vaude ville fee in America, but X thought it was worth trying out. "The English had never seen me dance so they didn’t expect me to do it. Instead, I sang such things as ‘One Fin* Day’ from ‘Madame Butter fly,’ and ’Dupuis 3e Jour,’ from ’Louise,’ and followed than with lighter songs in English. Without so much as a turkey trot or a double shuffle I remained at one theater for seven and a half months. .My ambi tion was realized. 1 found that I was right and the critics had overesti mated the usefulness of dance steps in a singing act.” Hero Worship. TN George Washington. Jr., Wesley Barry, is shown as the son of a United States senator whose hero is George Washington. As a model of truthfulness he Is painfully so. His valor often gets much the better of his discretion and resulDs are some unusual and funny situations. Boy psychologists have determined that the quality in boys who in their adolescence are called "Hero Wor shipers,” has more to do with deter mining a boy’s future than any other thing. The Boy Scouts of America, one of the greatest boy organizations ever started, was put into being by men who had studied boys. They found that every boy at a certain age is a hero worshiper and that each boy is pretty apt to start building his * character unconsciously along the lines the character of the man he worships seems to suggest to him. The scout program capitalizes this tendency in attempting to furnish boys at this period with men of known character as scoutmasters, who, by their work with the boys, instil] hero worship and at the same time teach them worthwhile things that will be of us© to them all through life. The great success of the scout pro gram lies in the fact that the psy chologists had the right angle on the situation and their plan worked and worked big. Must Say Something. “THE picture of the future will be the picture which says some thing worth saying In a beautiful way.” So says a motto on the wall of William de Mille's study at the La.sky studio. It Is Mr. de Mille's own motto, and has been his guide In his film producing activities. “A picture, just like a novel, a stage play or a music composition, should have something to say and say It beautifully. The one without the other cannot be art—and when I speak of 'the picture of the future’ I have in mind artistic productions. “No matter how Intriguing a story, if it is not well told it has failed And. vice versa, there can be no beauty of expression if there Is nothing to express. In the first we are offended in having a fine theme mauledj in the second It dissolves itself into the mechanics of technique.” Depict Luxury. THREE unusual features of luxury were used in the filming of “The Rejected Woman,” a picture which has as Its keynote the modern, girl's desire for luxury. These are Sherry's famous Park Avenue restaurant, the internationally known Ambassador Hotel in New York and the French Line steamship Paris. Sherry’s set aside an entire night to permit Alma Rubens, Conrad Nagel and Leonora Hughes to stage a sim ple luncheon party. Likewise the Am bassador Hotel gave the use of Us lobby and on© of its celebrated royal suites for a night while Albert Park er, the director, got just what he wanted. The steamship Paris was put at the disposal of Distinctive Pic tures on two different trips to the port of New York. By using these three "sets,” an at mosphere Is given to this feature which never could have been obtained, in a studio, no matter how expensive the seta. _ ■' Filmograms. VJARGARET LIVINGSTON, who has recently been elevated to “star dom,” said to be creating a new type of screen vamp, “The I-don't care Kiri." She is said to be the owner of a mop of red hair, twinkling eyes, a beautiful body, a captivating smile and endless pep. Ralph Graves, known as the “handsome, lovable, romantic” lead ing man of the screen, la to be a Mack Bennett comedian, which means pies, races, falls in the water, smash-ups, “socks" In the head and all the rest that helps to make up slapstick comedy. Which recalls the fact that Mack Sennctt has enlisted other talent, In cluding a whale, a porpoise, some sharks, a swordfish and a tuna for a new picture, name not given, that Is expected to be the fastest comedy he has ever made and to contain more thrills. Jack Pickford and Marilyn Miller, with a group of friends, have gone to the secret camping place of Mary and Doug Fairbanks to cut Jack's how picture, “The End of the World.” Agents of William Fox are said to have unearthed in Berlin a film thir ty-four years old. which shows Bis marck. a parade and the guard mount of the royal guards at Brandenburger Tor. The Inventor, Mas Skladnowskl, with his original camera and first projection machine, are also shown In the film. Both camera and pro jection machine are said to have been made In 188 S, the year when Thomas Edison Is given credit for inventing motion pictures. “Hearts of Oak,” a famous old ro mantic play, with which the names of James A. Herne and David Be lasco are Identified, Is to be filmed at the Fox studio, with Hobart Bos wortli in the Herne role, John Ford directing, and Theodore von Etz, Pauline Starke, James Gordon. Fran ces Bowers. Jennie Lee and Frances Teague in the cast. It ought to be a hit. “Dante's Inferno,” which is nearing completion at the William Fox west coast studio, it is said, will contain more new kinds of photographic splen dor than any film of recent date. Henry Otto is the director. The filming of “The Painted Lady” has begun, with Dorothy Mackaill as Violet, George O'Brien ns Luther and Harry T. Morey as Capt. Sutton. Chester Bennett is the director. Famous Players - Lasky has sued out a restraining order in the su preme court of New York to prevent the exploitation of the picture Known as "After Six Days" In away to in jure "The Ten Commandments.” It is claimed that the use of the phrase "Moses and the Ten Commandments” in advertising the former picture Is working the injury. “Husbands and Lovers" has been decided upon as the title for John M. Stahl's next production for B. Mayer presentation through First’ National. Work on the picture is under way, with Lewis S. Stone. Flor ence Vidor, Lew Cody and Dale Fuller in the cast. Based on an original story by Mr. Stahl. “Husbaftds and Lovers" was adapted for the screen by A. P. Younger. The comedy of domestic entanglements furnishes the plot for the picture. Kiftv Hollywood beauties challenge America in James Cruze's latest pro duction. “The Enemy Sex," adapted from Owen Johnson's novel, “The ] Salamander." Betty Tompson is the featured player, supported by Percy Marmont. Kalhlyn Williams, Huntly Gordon and Sheldon Lewis. Samuel Goldwyn. A1 Woods and Montagu Glass are having some difficulty finding a successor for the role of Potash in the forthcoming production of “Potash and Perl mutter in Hollywood,” which the late Barney Bernard made a famous char acterization with Alexander ttarr as Perlmutter. Irene Rich has sailed for London, where she will start work at once with an English company, the New burst Films, on “What the Butler I Saw.” in whicji she will be starred. j Gorin ne Griffith's wedding gown. worn in her new picture, “Single Wives," is said to be the most elabo rate ever used in pictures. When the sereen requires a char acter it reaches and gets the real thing. In “Single Wives” Edgar Mary Philbin and Fame. »»T WRIT my way into the movies." That’s Mary Philbin's version of how she broke into the motion pic tures. but “you don’t know the half of it, dearie," as the late Bert Savoy used to say. Mary’s real start was the result of an Elks’ beauty contest in Chicago—the tears came when she broke down from “screen fright" dur ing her first screen test. Mary's beauty was embryonic and still undeveloped when she entered the beauty contest several years ago, but something wistful and appealing in her face caught the attention of the judges and she was awarded honorable mention. Most beauty con rest winners are. In the vernacular of the studio, "busts,” but Carl Laemmle, who had promised the succeoaful con testant an opportunity to appear in Universal pictures, had greater vision than the judges. He saw charm and pathos in the Phiibin girl, whereas the judges could see only a promise of beauty, yet to be unfolded. Coming Attractions. . Strand —“Mister Booze.” The feature of the bill at the Strand Theater for the week beginning Sun day next, will be Frank Terry, author and actor in his original act, "Mister Booze.” The Koko Carnival Company, will feature A1 Koko and his famous bounding contest, and Conrad. Taplan and Company will present "A Ver satile Dance Classlque.’’ John Gilbert assumes the guise of a Paris Apache in his latest picture "A Man’s Mate,” which will be the picture offering with Renee Adoree. Noble Johnson, Wilfrid North and Thomas Mills in the supporting caat. Short films and orchestra numbers will round out the bill. Keith's Next Week. Tom Burke, the Irish tenor, will top the bill at Keith’s Theater next week. Miss Ruby Norton, a favorite In England, Australia and America, will make her first appearance after her world tonr. Other acta are scheduled for tne week. ~ DANCING. ~ Mias JOSEPHINE JACKSON, PRIVATE dancing lessons; 7 lessons, $3. or $1 single 1*»- »>n. 1636 19th n.w. 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Beatrice Benton, whose face has appeared In magazines and on bill boards all over the country as the girl “with that schoolgirl complex ion,” la the latest artists' model to enter motion pictures. Cecil B. De Mllle has signed her to appear in “Feet of Clay,” hla newest produc tion. Former Gov. Carl Mllllken of Maine, who was recently elected president of the Northern Baptist Convention, is treasurer of Bine Tree Pictures, Inc. A police captain in Indianapolis was reduced to the rank of lieutenant for trying to suppress "Three Weeks.” The Church Federation and the Antl- Baloon League had filed complaints. Fll Dally Is authority for the an nouncement that Laura Thornburgh, author of “Motion Pictures In Educa tion,” will conduct, at George Wash ington University, a course In “Visual Aids In Education. With Special Ref erence to Motion Pictures.” It la de signed primarily for teachers who will study methods of instruction through films. Following a custom said to have been Inaugurated in Dallas, Tex., Hlverview Park, in Des Moines, is giving free exhibitions of moving pic tures. “Youth for Sale." a new picture, has May Allison, Sigrld Holmquist, Charles Mack and Richard Bennett in Its cast. Director Victor Fleming’s efforts to Incorporate realism Into his new Paramount production, “The Code of the Sea," nearly resulted in tragedy. Fleming and thirty members of his company, while taking sea scenes on the lightship Relief, eight miles out side the San Francisco harbor, were caught in a storm, and were so in terested in taking scenes that the in tensity of the gale was ignored. When it came time to tojte the company off the lightship it was found necessary to take a chance in small boats, and, according to Fleming, they nearly all drowned. * Percy Marmont. who played the lead In “If Winter Comes." has been se lected for the role of Philip Wrlford, the hero of "The Clean Heart," by A. S. M. Hutchinson, to be directed by J. Stuart Blackton. David Smith, Vllagraph director, has constructed a location motor truck which Is equipped with wireless. This will accompany him »n all journeys from the studio, and was made neces sary by an experience on the Mojave River, where he shot "The Code of th« Wilderness.” when he and his company were marooned for forty eight hours by a sudden cloudburst. The following story from Antonio Moreno has just arrived; “I am going to Washington in a few days to see the President," said Tony. ‘Apu know w hen I was a youngster work ing for the electric company of Northampton. Mass., I used to read the meter in Coolidge's home. The President at that time was practicing law in Northampton. A friend of mine was talking to Mrs. Coolidge recently and she said she could re member me.” I The United States lighthouse serv ! ice. it is claimed, co-operated with i Director Victor Fleming in filming ( “Code of the Sea.” placing light -1 ships, personnel and equipment at | Mr. Fleming's disposal. While In New York last week Harrv M. Crandall secured the sanc tion of the home office of First Na tional to continue the run of “Abra ham Lincoln,” which had been started at Crandall's Metropolitan Theater, tn other Crandall houses in this city, despite the fact that the picture ts not to be released for general dis tribution next fa.II. i Grant K. Linn, pipe organist, who i has been heard in several of the I Crandall theaters in this city, is now playing at Crandall's Metropolitan in association with Milton Davis, where he succeeds Mrs. Ida Clarke, who has returned to tier post at Crandall’s Savoy Theater. Weather permitting, the Savoy orchestra plays nightly In the open-air garden connected with the theater proper. Breaking all precedent. laemmle offered the girt and her mother trans portation to the. coast. When Mary arrived in California, she was not put in a production for months, but told to look around and absorb the at mosphere of the studio. After weeks of this enforced leisure. Mary be came panicky. Had Mr. Eaemmle re gretted his rash action; had she been forgotten, or did the studio execu tives think she was unsuited for pic tures? With these worries uppermost in her mind when called on to be photo graphed for a screen test, she broke down and wept. And when a nervous girl starts to weep, there’s no stop ping her. as any director will attest. The studio manager tried to pacify her. Mrs. Phiibin attempted to soothe her, the cameraman and assistant di rector endeavored to calm her, but in vain. “For the luvva Mike, tell her she can have a part: tan have the whole blankety-blank studio —if she'll only dry up!” howled the director. Mary dried up, pronto! Getting Ready. THK Winter Garden In making spe clal preparations for the enter tainment and comfort of the dele gates and visitors to the national Democratic convention the end of this month. Several large rooms open ing off the main lobbies of the Winter Garden have been set aside for the delegates and official visitors. Special attention will be shown to the womanfolk of convention dele gates, and Mlstinguett, Cecil Lean and Cleo Mayfield will entertain with "Innocent Eyes.’’ a Dance at nfcJL Chevy Chase Lake On Two Pavilions to MV MEYER DAVIS’ MUSIC \ AT ITS BEST **' * 8:30 to 11-.30 P. M. CHESAPEAKE BEACH ■ On-the-Bay Beautiful New Dance Pavilion—Ono Hour's Ride—Screened Coaches. ; Rond Tripi Adults, BOet Children, 28c (Except Sundays had Holidays) Trains Leave District line Station; Sundays—B:3o, 11. 2. 3 :20. 4:45, 8 Other Days—B. 10:30. 2:80, 5:40 Frequent Train* Betnmlng I MARSHALL HALL I J Free Dancing i JU Meyer Davis mhEhL Orchestra Str. Charles , Mac&lester Leaves 7th St. Wharf 10 a.m., 2 ;30 and 6:30 p.m. Round Trip, 50c Royalty for an Audience. British royalty and nobility re cently saw Douglas Fairbanks’ latest cinema, “The Thief of Bag dad,” which was viewed for the first time in Europe at Brock House, the London home of Lord and Lady Mountbatten, cousins of the King and Queen of Great Britain. The guests included the Pr*nce of Wales, Duke of York, Prince Henry, Prince George and the Duchess of York, all of the royal family; also Princess Margarita and Princess Theodora of Greece, Prince Serge Obolensky, Earl and Countess Car narvon, Ijord Ivor Spencer Churchill, Lady Alexandra t'urzon, Sir Robert Horne. l.«ord Younger, Sir Felix and I.ady Helen Cassel, Brig. Gen. Trotter, Maj. Matcaif, Miss Alice Astor, and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt and daughter. Doug and Mary were not present, having gone to Spain. Bill Hart and Radio. S. HART, two-gun screen star, has made his debut as a radio star! "Speaking into the radio is as pe culiar an experience as acting be fore a camera, and is somewhat simi lar, Your audience is hundreds of miles away. There is no applause to tell you whether you have succeeded in pleasing your audience or not. But like acting for the camera, the actor gets hig reward when the fan letters start to come in. That’s what we call silent applause. Surely, two of the greatest boons to mankind are the motion picture and the radio." Movie Star Has Unique Home. QNE of the most beautiful homes tn screendom, a house with a unique charm, is that of Norman Kerry, lo cated in Beverly Hills. It is a low, ■ ambling house of peculiar design, the most unusual feature of the con struction being the oriental process “pegging" the timbers together. There is not a nail in the building not even In woodwork or bookcases; everything is joined with wooden pegs. No stain or varnish covers the natural color of the interior wood work. Furnishings of the house arc simple, but by no means common place. Most of the furniture is old Nantucket colonial, which has been in the family for 200 years. Included in this are several pieces of extreme high value because of their rare design and workmanship. James Forbes Appointed. TAMES FORBES, author of ‘The Chorus Lady,” “The Famous Mrs. Fair” and other successful plays, has been appointed general stage direetor for the Dramatists' Theater. Inc. This organization of dramatists produced "The Goose Hangs High,” now in its sixth month at the Bijou Theater. New York, a new comedy by Rida Johnson Young, and are at present preparing for their third play, “Silver Apples,” by Katherine and Struthcrs Burt. "Director of Productions” is the ti tle conferred upon the playwright by the advisory board of the Dramatists' Theater, of which Edward Childs Car penter is chairman. Mr. Forbes will not only have full charge of the di recting of each play, but will also act in an advisory capacity in the selec tion of the casts, the designing of the settings and the general details of the productions. Metro-Goldwyn Tentatives. ViETRO-fiOLDWTN announces a 1 A tentative release list for July, August and September which includes "The Arab,” “Revelation,” “Bread,” “Tess of the D'Urbervilles,” "Little Robinson Crusoe,” "Broken Bar riers.” “The Red Lily,” "Mary the Third,” “Circe," “The Navigator” and "One Night in Rome." The first two pictures named will be released in July, the last five in September, and the others in August, tinless some thing happens. No releases are sebed uled for June. "The Conquering Hero.” by Allan Monkhouse, recently produced in Lon don with success, is announced for next season by the Theater Guild, New York. r 40-Mile ' Moonlight Trips FREE DANCING RAIN OR SHINE Meyer Until Orchestra Every Eve. Except Sat. and Son., at 7:16 Palatial Steamer St. Johns 7th Bt. Wharf—Adults. 76c; Children. 40c 1 SHOW! fAILTAII \ Xjjjmmasm.i jjilpi age ■ 1 j I ENOAGEMtNTJr t’OftXAR DEMAND | JcflMEbMi I THE IHTTRNATIOHAI STASySoMB ASSISTED dyvlOSttt PALY SPECIAL COMEDY FEATURE I HERBERT WILLIAMS & HILDA WOLEUS VRpM SOUPfcNUCPARWCBtfOO KRAMER tfßOYlT*** A WAPPY-OCMJUCKY PAIR. '•“BROWNawmAKr* 1 * ’CLOWN TOPICS* mmm'av/m/'Lum BRUNO RADIKS, TRAINER. , LAURA ORMSBIE _ MOMENTS OF MELODY^ FRIDKfNJrrf RMODA ' j HOVfiVTY DANCERS EXTRA ADDBDATTRACTION | j^haiihamihon I (SNACK lANuO /«’CANGSWWS ADVICE H VINCIHTtAWRCNCrSUWSUAI J 1 CoMtPY 3 /filvAN 6SCHEHCK I « t2S w A^nrs^rE^rrs. De Wolf Hopper. QNE can hardly mention the subject of Ollbert and Sullivan operas without being conscious of a mental picture of De Wolf Hopper. No actor of the present or past has been so much identified with these light operatic classics as De Wolf Hopper. His career is one long suc cession of successes. De Wolf Hopper has been on the stage almost since boyhood. He made his first appearance in IMS in a piece called "Our Hoys.” which was fol lowed by a play called "Our Daugh ter.” His first big hit was made as Confucius in “One Hundred Wives.” Then he scored in “The Black Bird," "Hazel Kirk,” in which he played Owen Hathway, and in "May Blos som.” Then Hopper went in for musical comedy, playing In "The Black Hus sar.” "The Beggar Student,” "Chat ter.” "Kalka" and ’Marquette,” aiter which he dropped back into drama again, appearing in “The laidy and the Tiger" and “The Bellman.”, But musical comedy wa.s his forte, and another season found him in "Bo caccio” and “The May Queen.” His first appearance aw a star was In 1890 in Philadelphia in "Castles in the Air." and for thirty-two years Ovation for Veteran Actor. PROBABLY the greatest ovation ever given a motion picture star in any theater was that accorded Theodore Roberts by the people of Hollywood on "Theodore Roberts night” at Grauman's Egyptian Thea ter. Although Roberts, as Moses, plays the outstanding role in the Biblical part of Cecil B. De Mille’s “The Ten Commandments,” he has never seen the completed picture, for it will lie recalled that It was just about the time that the picture opened at the Cohan Theater in New York, more than five months ago, that he was stricken in Pittsburgh by the almost fatal illness from which he is. now recovering. Preceding the opening of the per formance jit the theater. Robert Bos worth, as master of ceremonies, made a speech of welcome to Mr. Roberts and the audience. Mr. Roberts was then brought on the stage in a wheel chair, whereupon the audience arose WE PLAY LOEW’S VAUDEVILLE QTRANQ BEGINNING TOD AT—COMPLETE CHANGE OF DILL. DOORS OPEN t F. M THK CITY’S FAVORITE POPULAR PR ICR VAUDEVILLE THEATED j^y-WOTE—EVERY ACT AN ALL-STAR FEATURE—NOTE^gg AN ENJOTAKLR SURPRISE FOR TOFNG AND OLD—THI “ANIMATED TOY SHOP” EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION CLARK &VILLAm in “THE INCOME TAX” CtVERLY (WILD I MILTON BEIIE I DOWNEV-OURIDGE “bice PimniM.- tstablt>hfd i»o«" | •••wait and see- PHOTOPLAY—FIRST TIME SHOWN WESLEY BARRY in “Geo. Washington, Jr.” KINOGRAM—EXTRA rEATTBE—COMEDIES—EXCELLENT MUSIC ' W* TWO SHOWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE Mdlldm*, He. «c—NljhU. Me, Me—flat. Ibt, Sonlv A Halida,. EioeyleE I POLI’S °'& w MON ~TI H * U ENGAGEMENT IYIV/1 T# || Oftert., rorwnoA Attritions Under D TreettMTofLe. uxl ji. Sh.kert SgWOLF Aad~iEn. rowc orau | \ Cast Include*: | Ar J. Humbird Duffy || Arthur Cunningham Chorus of Thirty Songbirds j h|\| J Symphonic Orchestra I APPEALING PRICES Matinees —5O c, 75c, SI.OO ■ START. Si V JUNK IB—i>K WOLF HOPPER IN “PRINCE OF PII.SEN "WERE YOU KVKR IN 7.1 \/.IN ATTIf- Home of Perfect Entertainment I ITINCOLN THEATER | If STREET AT 12TH !i this week l L«Bl| Lincoln, Grant, Lee . Jeffer - S i- son Davis and many others of^ lm tainmntt afforded by one of the S* \ W pho tod ram a tie masterpieces of biy all time. Not a history lesson or jjE P piece of propaganda. hut a mighty E Q drama the a |i|-. First National Super-Special |K Produced by .1/ and Pay Rocket, |t_ fill -■ rthlh Story by Prances Marion. Perfectly three ted and Photo- %, S ■■■& graphed II ill: L.rtraordii uiry Jp* t Skill and elrtiflry. gg, p Mr. Hopper has continued before the pubi c In a stellar Capacity. In 189» he produced “Wang.” The successor “Wang” is theatrical history, and there have been several succeasfij: revivals. Other pieces in which the starred are "Panjandrum,” “Dr. Syn tax.” "K1 Capitan,” "Mr. Pickwick." “The Happy liaml,” "The Pied Piper." and "The Matinee Idol.” Hopper?. "El Capitan” and "Wang'’ were pro duced in ixtndon and both were enor mous successes. When the Gilbert and Sullivan Oprrt, Company was organized Mr, Hopper . headed the company, and for over a year was seen in "The Mikado.” “Pinafore” and ‘"The Pirates of Pen zance” at the Casino Theater, Nc»- York, and then for another year on tour. Strange as it may seem, Mr. Hopper also has been identified with classic drama. He played KalstafT in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and wa? David in the all-star revival of “The Rivals,” and he and Kranris Wilson were joint stars in a revival of “Er minic.” It must not be forgotten that he was one of the famous star c who helped to make Weber and Kieids’ Music Hall the talk of th world, and his Old Bill in "The Better ’Ole” was a thing to be remembered and cheered him for fully five min-, utes. When quiet was finally restored the veteran star made a brief speech in which he voiced his appreciation of the ovation and hla happiness at being able to he there. A score or more of the leading stars of the him world were then introduced by .Mr Bosworth, and as they walked acror the stage each woman kissed Mr Roberts and each man shook h hand. Mr. Roberts was thru complete!-, surrounded with a bower eif basketed flowers, while from the top of the stage bushels of rose petals were scattered in the rays of colored spot lights. As the. lights fadtd out. Mr Rob* rts was escorted to a box *n tb theater, from which he witnessed for 1 the first time the picture which owe to his artistry and personality so much of its success. It was a wonderful testimonial to an artist who, probably above al! others in the screen world, is held in sincerest affection by the millions of picturegotrs throughout the world.