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Photoplay Department in
Realism of the Film
Is Its Greatest
Hold on the
TO our way of thlnklns, it Is
In the realism of the films
that lies their greatest at
traction and their surest way
One of the significant Items of the
photopla;- that many thoughtful
people overlook In their Indifference
or contempt for tho pictures. Is tho
fact that the production of an entire
ftory is possible before a camera
that would be impossible on tho
ftase. And that the producers can
more easily photograph a real scene,
an actual happening, than a faked
or a forced scene. It Is possible to
duplicate anything In photoplay, ex
cept the voices that can be shown
in life. The expense of production
makes little difference, because It
must be done Just once.
Too many people ove this
fact. The Item of a. f i . e..e a
scene where a house Is uj.nmg
ran only be faked or approximated
in the stage. And the fake is usual
jv a very flimsy affair. On the
screen an actual fire can be shown.
It can be shown for the simple rea
son that the fire needs be taken
but once and the return from the
rental of films Is so enormous that
t is possible for the producer to
actually burn down a house and
still make money. In fact such
things are being done In almost
every big studio In the country every
day. In the recent production of
Brewster's Millions" a perfectly
Food automobile Is actually wrecked
by collision with a railway train.
There is no fake about it. The ma
chine Is smashed beyond repair. In
another play recently put on a
steamship is set afire and wrecked.
These things, perfectly practicable
.n photoplays, would be impossible
on the stage, not only because they
would have to be repeated for every
performance, but because they sim
ply couldn't be repeated. That is
'he secret of the realism of the
photoplay tho big scenes must only
he done once. And big scenes only
We have called attention only to
the thrilling incidents because the
thrilling incidents put the greatest
emphasis on the point wp wish to
brine out. But thev do not cover all
"f it by any means. In a play, of
Washington life, for instance, we
se a painted settlnc of Washing
ton scenes. In a photoplay of Wash
ington life we see Washington. This
phase is brought out very strongly
In a detective story produced by the
Kdison .company, and shown here
during- the early part-of the week.
Tho story dealt with the stealing of
a necklace from a mummy in a Sevr
York museum of natural history.
The thieves could not market their
booty in New York and were forced
to take it first to London, then to
Paris, then to Venice, and then to
Rome. In a plav produced on the
stage the scenes incident to the story
would have either been very tame
or very melodramatic. In the pho
toplay the audience was shown the
streets of New York, London, Paris,
Venice, and Rome not imitations
of them. The Victoria station and
the strand in London, the Xotre
Dame Cathedral, and one of 'the
great bridges of Paris, the grand
canal of Venice, the Coliseum, tho
atican, St. Peter's In Rome, to say
nothing of incidental street and in
terior scenes in all of these -places,
were all shown. The action actually
took place In these streets, and be
fore these historic places. And it
nan just as cheap to hae the actors
and actresses go to those places as
it would have been to construct
cenery to represent them In a stu
dio. Of course. !t is not often that a
picture requires such an Interna
tional setting. "But the same sys
tem of doing things holds In every
picture. It is really cheaper, and
considerably better, to take the pic
ture of the actual thing that is tho
the actual scene-than to fake it.
Of course. In some battle pictures,
and in many pictures where the
scene can be approximated, it would
be a useless expense to co afar and
take it. For instance, practically all
f the action of the famous "Adven
'ures of "Kathlyn" has been photo
praphed In Los Angeles. But there
hae been several hundred scenes
shown in this film that were actual
pictures of India,
It is this realism the stupendous
fact of this realism that so many
critics of the film do not realize.
If they would stop to think about
1 for a minute they would under
stand that it is all real and why.
therefore In this respect, the
photoplay Is far superior to the
rtage production. It should be the
duty of the producers and the ex
hibitors to get this fact before the
public and to impress It on the pub
Mc The publicity manager of a
certain Western manufacturer has
recently sent out a long statement
In which he takes Issue with the
tendency on the part of certain writ
ers to exploit the dally happenings
of the studios. This gentleman may
be entirely sincere In what he says,
Vut it seems to us that Just the op
posite view is what should be held
by the producers. They should
strive to get more and more of tho
daily doings of their players before
the public so that the public can
realise what earnest efforts are be
ing made to give the photoplay a
high, dignified place in the realm
of amusement, and should recognize
the value of thH work.
The men and women who mako
the Alms are lo!ng a great work
and the general public Is Intensely
Interested in them. In their person
ulitles, in the way they go about
their work. It Is not only a duty
Imposed on the manufacturer to let
the public know all this, but It la
to his business Interest ss well. The
more familiar the public becomes
with the players and helr method!,
the greater the number of peonle
who natronbe tho theaters showinir
the, films. And It In this matter of
emphasizing the rcVism of the
renei th't jceTin In u s very Im
portant one to explo't and an esy
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Film Girls Sell Propjrams.
Melville Hammett, of the Klaw & Kr
langer forces, in arranging for the an
nual actors" fund benefit, to be held In
f hlcago. has enlisted the beauty squad
from the Sellg studios, to sell procrams
nd bououets These Include Adr'enne
Kroell, Gwendolyn Pates, Rcnee Kellv.
tJrace Darmond. Rose Evans. Hdlth
Johnson. Bessie Sellards. Marie Yould,
Etta. il&Kenzie, and Marie Cammack.
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ALICE JOYCE and GUY COOMBS, a
Case," At GRAND
A. Debut in the Secret Service,
ORD TREVOR and his ward.
Nan Trevor, occupy a town
house in London connected
by a secret passageway with
that occupied by Abdul, who poses
as a wealthy East Indian mer
chant, but who. in reality, is a secret
service agent in the employ of Lord
Trevor. A well dressed woman is
Injured in an accident in front of
Abdul's home and carried Inside,
where she receives medical atten
tion. In her , delirium she reveals
that she Is a spy In the employ of
Colonel Pfaff. a German officer rep
resenting the Kaiser in London.
Lord Trevor, who Is in the confi
dence of Sir Edward Wray. the sec
retary of state for foreign affairs.
Is told that plans of certain coast
fortifications have been stolen from
the government's files, and that they
must bo recovered. Nan Is Intro
duced to the secretary of state. The
men smile when she declares that
she will recover the documents.
Nan. however, takes up the trail
she has uncovered in Abdul's house,
and. In a game of wits In which
she outguesses Colonel Pfaff's spy.
the documents aro regained and
England Is saved from losing pre
cious plans which would be of In
calculable value to an enemy In time
A Celebrated Case.
Featuring Alice Joyce and Guy
EAN RENAUD weds Madeline.
foster sister of Countess d'Au
beterre, who gives the bride a
necklace and miniature of her
self as a wedding present. Renaud,
Jealous, forsakes his wife, and little
daughter and enlists in tho army.
War Is declared between Franco
and England and the troops line up
for battle near Fontenoy. Renaud'a
old home. Count de Mornay. pass
ing between the lines, is hit by a
stray ball and mortajly wounded.
He confides his Jewels, etc, to Ren
aud and Renaud steals away to his
old home to give them to Madeline
for safo keeping. Lazare sees de
Mornay give Renaud the Jewels, fol
lows Renaud and forces Madeline
to give him the casket containing
them and her necklace. Adrlene, the
little girl, hears Lazaro and Made
line talking and Madeline Is forced
to tell her it Is Renaud. Lazare
kills Madeline and Renaud Is ac
cused of the crime. He is sentenced
to the galleys for life. Adrlene Is
educated by the Countess d'Aube
terre. She becomes the friend of
Valentine do Mornay. daughter of '
the count- Twelve jears pass. While
walking in the garden with her
eweetheart Adrlene sees an old con
vict on the road, it proves to bo
her father. Ho tells them the story
of the night his wife was killed
Lazare comes to claim tho De
Morney estates. He denies Renaud's
story. But when closely questioned,
after many dajs. breaks down and
is sent to prison.
Field Once Tin Man.
Attending a moving picture theater at
Santa Barbara. Georg Field was dff
lighted to recognize former associates
who participated with him In "The
wVLd ? .0z- " Js not generally
known that as understudy to Fred
unf. ot Montgomery and Stone, and
substituted so freauentlv no i o-i.. i,i
consecutive service of fifteen months as
....,w,,.i, iciiu, ana wnen this fact
Anally became known, brought George
most flattering notices.
August a Free Lance.
Edwin August has severed his con
nection with the Universal Company
and will soon announce definite plans
for his own feature film companv It Is
announced that strong backing has
been secured for the former Gold Seal
leading man and director, and that the
Edwin August Feature Films Company
will soon be in full operation
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Fixtures cool the home and
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Washington Boy, In "A Celebrated
The Navajo Blanket.
ONA, a Navajo girl. Is wooed
and wedded by Gontzo
while she is weaving her
bis blanket. She wove into
it tho story of the life tliey lived.
The wedding was attended by friend
ly Indians for miles around. The
Shoshoncs sent a large delegation
and th Navajoes camo in droves.
All was peaco and happiness. After
the wedding the braves all joined in
a Dig hunt. While they were away
the Apaches descended upon the de
fenseless Navajoes and captured
them. Mona, however, escaped md
went to find the braver of her tilbe.
While on the jouniev her first-born
came. It waa with their child In her
arms that she came upon Gontzo.
Wild with anger, Gontzo fell upon
the treacherous Apaches, scattering
them to tho winds.
Mona returned to tho weaving of
the blanket, placing thereon the
story of her marriage, tho Apacho
attack, the coming or her first-born,
and t.ie Navajo vengeance. When
the blanket was made a tourist camo
along and bought it. He was told
its story, and as he proudlv displays
it to his friends It is the ttory of tho
blanket rather than the beautiful
handiwork itself that delights the
Life of Al Jennings
To Be Shown on Screen
The life of AI Jennings, former bandit,
one of tho most remarkable human
documents ever written, will be repro
duced In a six-reel photoplay by the
Thanhouser company, Jennings, ac
companied by Sheriff "Bill" Tillman, of
Oklahoma, reached New York last u eek
for a conference with C. J. Hite, at
The scenario will follow closely tho
Saturday Evening Post story of Jen
nings' career .qs county official, train
robber and convict, and win carry the
Post title "Beating Hack." Readers of
the Saturday Eicning Post will ren-ern-rer
the fight at "Spike S" ranch, where
the Jennings gang Is decimated. This
battle, for such it was, will be shown
in every detail.
Life-Savers Rescue the
Cast of "Hearts of Oak"
A premature explosion forced RalDh
Stuart. George Mlddleton and J. A.
Fitzgerald to leap from a schooner
olonr the Maine coast v hero they were
gelling ready for one of the big
scenes In tho forthcoming "Hearts of
Oak" feature film. The government
life-saving crew- helped Wray Physioc.
director, to reach the shore where ex
amination showed him to be burned
about the face an I neck. Violet Homer
the leading woman, was the first ono
saved from tho schooner 4y the life
John Bunny's Face Now
Insured for $50,000
John Bunny has broken another rec
ordho has had his handsome coun
tenance insured for KO.000 against tho
loss cf his beauty (?). Runny saya
that Caruso has his voire insured,
Paderewsltl his fingers, Pav'oua her
toes so why not Runny his face in
view of the fact that Bunny's face Is
more or less part of his stock In trado?
Thomas W. Ross to Play
In Lasky's 'The Only Son'
"The Only Son." Wlnehcll Smith's
most recent dramatic work, with
Thomas W Ross In tho leading role,
will be a film production by tho Jesse
L. Lasky Feature Play Company, short
ly. Mr. Ross played the role of Urain
erd, Jr, succeeding John Barrymore in
the original production.
Help Clean Up
Every householder should help dur-
j ing "Clean Up" time by disinfecting all
cellars, closets, yards, nooks and comers
where germs colledt and multiply.
Piatt's Chlorides diluted and
sprinkled liberally around -will deitroy
the germs and bad odors.
Also used throughout the house will
help protect the family.
Economical, Safe and Strong.
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WHAT THEY'RE SHOW
ING IN WASHINGTON.
"The Double Shadow," the Favor
ite, First and II Mrerta northvct.
hortj' nerlflce," the Marjinnit,
616 .Mnth ntrret.
"The Wllrw of a Siren" nod "Whlf
fle'a Amnio,'' the I'Ickwick, 811
I'ennnj lanla arnue.
"Lo, The Poor Indian," the Pal
ace, .Moth ntreet near Pennsyl
Arthur Johnson in "Lord Algy,"
the Olympic, 1421 Ym atrrct. t
"A nomany Sp," Crandall'a,
Ninth and n ntreet.
"The Itoad tii Ruin." thp Vir
ginia, lnth, between K nnd U
Allre Joyce nud Guy Cnomba in
"A Celehrated Ce," CrandMll'v.
Muth and B ntreett.
Marlon Leonard In "The Rose of
Yeaterrear," the Virginia. Ninth,
between K and G ntrrets.
"The Hoot of Kill," the Favor
ite, I'lrnt nnil M atrectn north-prestt.
Debut in the Secret Service,"
tbe Maryland, tilO Ninth afreet.
Mary Plckftird In "The Getod .Lit
tle Dei II." tbe Olympic, 1431 You
"The N'avnjo Illanket." the 1'lck
vrlck. Oil Pennsylvania nvenue.
"A rilrt'a Repentance." the Pal
ace, Ninth street near Pennsylva
Behind the Screen
Anthony Novell t. the Klelne-Cines
leading man, is becomllng ver pop
ular in this country. It Is only
sinco the release of "Quo Vadla?"
"Anthony and Cleopatra." and "Be
tween Savage and Tiger," In which
he played tbe leading male parts,
that requests have been coming Into
the Klelne office for his pictured.
Personal letters by the hundred havo
also been received. Xovellt's ad
dress is Societa. Italiana Cities,
Ed Coxen, leading man of the
American Company, recently made
a fall from a horso for effect. The
effect in the pictures Is great, but
Coxen was laid up for several 1'ays.
The tltlo of the picturo Is "T;io
Ingrate," a two part Western drama
boon to b'j released.
Harrv Pollard, director of tho
"Beauty" Company, has tnken a
fancy to a special line of subjects
particularly intcrestlng.to the ladles.
He Is now working n n comedy
under the title of "A Flurry in
The Feature Photoplay Company
is about to releac a feature film
dealing with the whipping post in
Delaware. The director and camera
men ran a close risk of being lash
ed themseWcs while they were work
ing on the picture.
Under tho title of "In the Foot
prints of Mozart." the American
Company is releuslng a drama that
will star George Field in the part of
James Young, one of the Vltagraph
directors, will be remembered as
the young Baltimore actor who was
one leading Juvenile with the late
Augustine Daly's company, and who
was starred In "Brown of Harvard."
It might be interesting to note that
biipportlng him lit the latter pro
duction were two youngstera known
as Carlvle Rlackwcll and J. War
ren Kerrigan. ila ill
In the two-part American subject.
"Metamorphosis," a runaway scene
was staged, but an unlooked-for In
cident occurred which caused the
horso to take fright, and a real run
away occurred. The wagon crashed
Into a pillar of the Arlington Hotel.
Santa Barbara. Cal., completely
wrecking tho pillar.
Gertrude Coghlan, of the Sellg
company. Is a niece of Rose Cogh
lan and has starred In two plays
written by her father, tho late
Charles Coghlan. 'Tho Royal Box"
and "Her Ladyship." She has sign
ed a contract for a limited engage
ment in vaudeville In a short play ly
Will Hodge, entitled "Bridge."
Tho Vltagraph studios wer recent
ly besieged by several hundred suf
fragettes (n the regulation regalias,
"Votes for Women," led by Edna SI.
Holland, tho daughter of the lato
actor, E. Jf. Holland. She looks so
much like Inez MUholland, tho cele
brated suffragist, that it would be
almost Impossible to tell ono from
If we could tell you
all the good things being
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The Times Sends Correspondent
to -Study Methods and Work
of Noted Evangelist.
(Continued from First Page.)
been cut in half will make the lats
Jeremiah seem like a sob artist who
has lost his grip.
Churches Will Close.
-Once get Billy Sunday into town,
and there is no escaping him. Far
from being a mero church Issue,
church will tvs the only place you
will not hear about him. For he will
close the churches durinK his meet
ings tall of them, that Is. that ap
proe his coming), but he will make
himself the pertinent, living, vital,
burning Issue of business affairs, of
civic matters, and of everyday liv
ing. . No wonder these who can bring
him or pass him up are asking
whether he Is sincere, whether ho
bodes good or ill for a city, whether
his coming means an emotional wave
or a lasting betterment, whether he
.should be welcomed with open arms,
or shunned as a plague and pest In
the guise of Tellglon.
It Is a matter of prime Importance
that those questions be. answered.
And to get the answer one needs to
bo muoy me tacts, not hearsay.
The merits of Billys theology can
be left to the experts, the clergy
men. His theology is simple enough.
Just a plain matter of Heaven and
Hell, with emphasis on the Hell,
and no metaphysical embellishments.
Let the clergymen settle that. But
the other facts can be gathered by
any person of average Intelligence
who will uso his two ejes and two
First Hand Description.
Right here. It might be stated that,
whatever his faults, anyone with
half an eyo will soon conclude that
Sunday Is sincere. Likewise one 13
forced, without jnuch effort, to cer
tain conclusions about the results he
gets. Anyone who runs may read.
But that Is getting ahead of the
This series Is going to be a report
about Billy Sunday. It is going to
contain a llrst-hand description of
the meetings those meetings quite
unlike any revival service Never be
fore staged, with Sunday gestur
ing, posturing, gigging, whirling.
gyrating about on the platform in
the name of the Holy Spirit, and
thousands of silent, tense, earnest
auditors who, the minute he stops
talking, will hit that sawdust trail
to grasp Sunday's hand as If they
were in a panic to escape a Are
which they arc, tho eternal Hre
Billy has been painting In lurid
It is going to describe Billy's style
of preaching, far different from any
thing yet, heard from a pulpit pur
porting to be orthodox, alternating
' between word pictures of purest
eloquence and Invective that crys
tallizes the language of the streets,
with" the profanltv left out, and pro
ducing an effect when heard
strangely at varlanco with tho ef
fect when read.
Follow To His Home.
It will follow Sunday Into his
home. That is not an easy trail to
hit, either. When Sunday Is -conducting
his meetings he Is barricaded
like u czar. Only preachers and
teporters. when they have made
good with his secretary', can enter.
After a man has preached two or
three times a day as Sunday
preaches, and grabbed hundreds of
trail hitters by the hand, he has
not much spare time for promiscuous
But once in the home, you be
come, by right of that entry, a mem
ler of the Sunday "family," mean
ing the party of a dozen or so
workers You go upstalrB or down
stairs an you will. If you want to
see Sunday, his door is wide open.
He cannot stop to talk to you. He
only stops for sleep. But while he
Is doing stunts with his trainer, he
will chat away. ,
Be prepared not to bo embarrass
ed If he suddenly appjirs In the hall
In his B. V. D"s. He just wants to
show "Ma" Sunday he can almost
outpunch his trainer today.
"Pretty Hno fettle, eh," with one
of those raro smiles that have help
ed makn him famous.
And "Ma" Sunday will havo time
to tell you mor about the organi
zation than "Pa" can stop to de
scribe. That Is one jiace the cir-
for the Doctor
An accident! A wound! De
lay may mean infection blood
poisoning. "What shall I do
till the doctor comes?" One
thing you could have done'
and should do today. Provide
for the almost inevitable emer
gency with a bottle of
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all foreign matter, prepare the way for quick healing. Then you
can keep hurts big or small from getting bigger. Be prepared.
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cus comparison is Justified. Anyone
who knows how a three-ring show
Is run wlli marvel iMore at Its organization-
than ho will at the acro
bats tricks., or the headline thriller.
And a glimpse behind tho scenes
of Sunday's perfect religious ma
chinery, almost eclipses wonder at
Its operation in the tig tabernacle
His Executive Ability.
Tou not only get a glimpse,
through the reporter's eyes, of Sun
day's executive ability, in this homo
where he and his co-Aorkcrs make
their headquarters. You get an Inti
mate, first hand, close tange Impres
sion on the Intense earnestness of
these religious campaigners. You
see the wheels go round. And If
they were oiled for the public gaze,
you could see the oil rots here. To
change the metaphor, you could see
these actors take oft their make-up,
relax from their impersonation
while on parade. If you had aver
ago common &ense you could tell
here whether Sunday Is out after
coin or souls.
Maybe you had the Idea that tho
big meeUngs were all of Sunday's
campaign. Move around among the
other workers and you will be dis
illusioned. All tho tlmo Sunday has been
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BILLY SUNDAY ANDHISJWIFE.
preachin? to those vast crowds that
fill up his tabernacle n. ice daily, an
hour before he steps on the plat
form, his lieutenants have been
busy In every part of the city, form
ing Bible classes, holding meetings
for every class of men and women,
from the society Bible teas, down to
the business women's luncheons and
Preparations for Sunday's coming
begin weeks In advance of his ar
rival. If anyone escapes Billys
dragnet for human souls, lie has to
do some tall wriggling. Sunday puts
the reverse Rngllsh on the nttrdle
and haystack proverb. Likewise,
with Sunday around. It becomes as
hard for a camel to back out through
the Biblical needle's eye, away from
the Gates of heaven, as the Bible
said it was for a rich man to get in.
What Are the Results.
And w-jat shall the harest be?
What are tho results of a Billy Sun
There again theories are of little
value. So facts were collected.
Testimony regarding results in
Scranton so far. was obtained from
clergymen Hrst, and from public of
ficials and prominent business men.
lest tho elergvmen be considered
biased. Incidentally, the preachers'
prejudice would not normally be In
favor of Billy, for h usually starts
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by assailing them as "ecclesiastical
dopes.' .as -"religious mannlklrw,"
and charges them "with" preaching
sermons that., "instead ct bugle, calls
for service, are showers of cocoalne."
If six. weeks from the beginning of
his services be considered too soon
to judge lasting- results, the opinions
of clergymen, business men: and city
officials of Wilkesbarre. also gath
ered at first hand, may be en
lightening. Sunday held services
there one year ago.
This series will not try to argue
Billy Sunday's case, for or against
his coming. It merelv will present
these facts, gathered from all possi
ble sources, as to his merits and the
value of .lis work.
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