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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 31, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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tain to curtain. Mjzzi Hajos is the
star, and the feature of the evening
is a Hungarian dance called' the
"Hazazaa," which she does with
C'has. Meakins. The "Hazazaa" is
considerable dance. It makes the
tango and the maxixe Ioqk like ' a
chilly day in an old people's home.
The bottom layer of theatrical
muck has been touched in the pro-
duction of "The House of Bondage"
at the Longacre Theater. In its pre
sentation of a girl who is lured into
an evil, life, seeks in vain to escape,
and finally revenges herself in a
pathological manner upon her be
trayer, the play is sordid, ghastly and
depressing. It does not seem as
though there can be enough morbid
humanity among Broadway's theater-goers
to keep it alive.
In the "Denatured" Tango, Invented
by Vernon Castle for Mrs. Fish,
New York's Society Leader, Part
ners Never Get Within Touching
Distance of Each Other.
"Can the tango be made decent?'r
asked Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, who
doesn't believe it is. decent as danced
"Well, it can be denatured, any
way!" answered the highest authority
in America,. Vernon Castle, who, with
Mrs. Castle, is the undisputed origi
nator of the new society dances.
And forthwith Vernon Castle in
vented the denatured tango, especial
ly for Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, leader of
New York's ultra-smart set. He has
just danced it before an assembly of
eighty select. members of New York's
Four Hundred, who were guests at;
Mrs. Fish's last hig dinner-dance.
They were so pleased with it that
they promise to make the denatured
tango the society dance of the sea
son. Mrs:. Fish herself nmed the' new
dance the "Innovation."
Vernon Castle and his. wife have,
posed in their new dance especially
for readers of The Day Book in order
that they, may know how to dance
this "syncopated compromise" at the'
Increasing number 'of functions,
where the true tango is banned!: ' -
"The non-tactile tango" Castle
nicknames his innovation. Which in
dicates that the dancers never tduch
each other. The man carries his '.
hands in his pockets, his partner has'
hers on her hips; and through all the
measures as danced for Mrs. Fish the
Castles were constantly two feet
apart! Fearjng the dance in this formj
wouldn't be popular with the younger
set this season, Mr. and Mrs. Castle
posed for The Day Book a modified
variety of denatured tango, which, is
non-tactile, but still does not preserve '
the cold distance apart of 24 inches.
. 'The dance is executed to tango '
music, and many of the true tango
steps are used. But as a whole .the "
denatured tango resembles, In pos
ture and grace, the oldtime minuet.
. o o
Sufferer I have the toothache,
and I want something to cure it.
Friend Now, you don't need any
medicine. I had the toothache yes-.,
terday, and went home, and my lov
ing wife kissed the pain away. Why
don't you try the same?
Sufferer I think I will. Is your
wife at home now?
The average man at rest, it has
been calculated, takes into his lungs
tabout 50 cubic inches of air per min
ute;, in walking, iuo cubic inches; in
cliinbing, 140 htriding at a trot, 200;
and in long distance running, 350.i

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