Newspaper Page Text
;,-t-'; yw "vjfWy, v;' ;r -fi 14 THE WASHINGTON TIMES; . SATURDAY; MARCH 25; 1916. A PHOTOPLAYER TELLS IT PHOTOPLAYS Irving Cummings Interrupts . Film Play to Explain What Motion Pictures Really Are. Goldbergs "Old Man Alt" Will Now Be Seen As Pliofoplay Star The Times Artist-Humorist to Put His Famous Characters in Motion Pictures. "Why ton't WnnhJtiBlon a motion pic ture producing ctnterT Irvlrwr CiimmlnffH nuked the fuctUn yottcrday between tlmra ho wan Inter rUptlnpc sconcB In "The Saleslady" at Loow'n Columbln Theater to how the audiences that he wan a rcsulnr human helnK as well as lending man for Hazel Dawn In the picture play their were watchlnir. Mr. Cummings has always ben an ad vocate nf using Washington for plcturo t'lay purposes, hast week he und Miss awn had on unpleasant experience In Ualtlmore ti J In to niako tho lant scenes tor the picture Mhown hero this week, and he stoppod on In Washington yes tsrday expressly for tho purpose of look In over the cjty. Mr. dimming Is something more than Just a picture play leading man. an he ha had considerable experience as a producer. Washington patrons of tho fhotoplay will remember that he played he leading part in the film adaptation . of the serial rtory which was published In The Times, "The Diamond from tho Sky." Few of them know that Mr. Cttrnmlngs urole tho scenario for this picture n J produced t as well. Appears in Person. Uls appearance In person at the Columbia Theater yesterday was a surr prise to the audience. The film was stopped In the mlddlo of the picture Jim after tho hero and heroine are married, and the hero stepped out on the lighted stage to rhako a short speech. Mr. Cummings Is one of the veterans of the motion picture having entered the servlco of tho Thanhouser company seven years ago. lie played with Mu tual companies until January last, when he was engaged by the "Famous Players for a series of plays. The first of these was "The Saleslady" with Hazel Dawn, which Is being shOwruat Loow's Colum bia the latter part of this week. His socond Famous players' picture, "The Fued." Is now being produced. He was on his way to Atlanta to niako trie final scenes with Miss Dawn when h6 stopped In this city on this trip. He told his audiences yesterday that hn had been to Washington many times before pnu nau pinycu ai me uoiumoia, rtR Nonal and Bclasco Theaters. His last apocaranco hero was in "The Man of the Hour." He will return to Washington May 15, to conduct the campaign for the motion plcturo section of tho Actors' Fund of America. NEW ANIMATED CARTOON Fllr: to Supplement the Series Now Being Pr'lshed Daily in Newspaper. Henry Otto, tho I'nlverrnl director who shook th iveulrrit desert -loll from his heoln to prtducc for the Universal In to East, has been given a new mine by his 4(d comramoiiM. They call him "undine Otto' now instead of 'tho ur tistlc producei." William Dosmond has fully shown his great value as n screen nrtWt both na regards locks, a pli-uMng and magnetic presence and lililronlc anility. ' Mr. Def.mc.nil will Minn accent as one of the most popular lending men on the inlmlc stage. Ho In at present playing opposite tn Bcsslo Iinrrlscalc in a live reel T-iagle feature lieliu; produced ; under the direction of C'hurles Giblyn. Hal Ccolcy writes that h Is very much In love with Pnnta Barhtra and the American studies nnd the uood looking Juveniln actor fcils ho Is Kolmr to toe ncie to do tho test work of his career with this company. Helen Holmes nnd J. P. McUnwan, of tho Signal Company are back from the desert, where the havo been taking railroad scenes for "'mo Olrl and the Oame" serial. Thev wero away some two months, and the experience has done them lots of good, Helen having gained nearly ten pounds. Kollln H. Hturgeon, the managing di rector of the Western Vltagrnph, has his hands full this week. Ho has per sonally cut and assembled the .big Northwestern lenturc, "God's Country and the Woman," having brought W.OV) feet of negnttvn and K..000 feet of posi tive dorvn to 8,000 feet. Otto lcderer. the character man with the AVcstern Vltagraph forces. Is ap pearlng In a enmedv this week. Otto, who Is not of Hlbcrnlin origin, ran to .Mr. Sturgeon nnd sld In a confidential tone: "I hnn achieved the height of my ambition 1 am acting an Irish police man with a red mustnohc.'' William Volbcrt. of the Western Vlta graph company. Is directing n one-reel comedy, which Is extraordinary. In Hint It is oelng Interpreted hv nn nll-ttnr cast William Duncan. Anne Beh'iP'nr, Corlnne O-irtlth. Artist Kellnr. nnd Csr men Phillips. Hilly Wolbert was a well known comedian himself, and knows Just how to put on a corned. Henry WHlthali "1 Iff Tent" In mnny way For pre thing he dns not collect his nress nntlren or old photo graphs or stills. Hvery still picture ho has, he treasures for some nssoclullon cdnnected with it nnd becauso they contain tho fafeo nf friends not becauco they portray his own. Old min Alf nf the Alphabet has broken Into motion pictures!" l.lkewlso tho Jnterestlng Mr. I'm the Guy, nnd the various persona ' who "never thought of that" arc to cavort ovor tho screen In a .number of motion plcturo theaters of Wash ington. , The meaning of all this being that "Itubo" Ooldbcrg. tho humorous artist 'Hie Washington Times has Introduced to Its readers, haa become a motion picture magnate, and on the screens of dozens of Washington's best picture play houses tho funnv things that Gold berg draws for The Times will be seen to act and move. Tho P-ithe motion picture com pany Is to havo charpe of tho dis tribution of the Goldberg pictures, ono of which Is to bo seen every to weeks. They will bo shown simul taneously In W) cities of the coun try, where tho original pictures ap pear In tho newspapers, and In a number of tho smaller towns that do not get Goldberg In their dally papers. To Continue Times Cartoons. The decision of Goldbery to en ter the motion picture field In ad dition to his newspaper work be cause tho cpKaranco of tho queer characters In motion pictures will not pi event tho daily portion of Goldberg telng served through the columns of The Tlrr.ss to satisfy Its readers' positive hunger for real nil mnr Is lned upon tho IdeA that the thousands cf people who are given n few mlnules of genuine, whole some laughter bv s-.jp. tho pic tures In the paper will enjoy see In a the famous clt.t meters move. The 'career of Goldberg, from a verv poor nnd stripling nrtUt In n pclllon whiTt IW coihman-I nn Ino.iiif, inmost twleo that if tho President or tin 1 lilted States Ik a real American romance. Gjddiniii; is a nntho son of the Golden Atst. Unlv icorlo who iiwn It know h thcr suth n reputK.t'on Is a cursfl of u hle.ltig. He made up his mind to be a nowspaper ni tlst earlv In life, J'Im .uii.r mun a father objected to the sons ntnl)' tlon rn more or lew personal knowledge of tho fact that news paper nrt'stn rcldom If ever became bank illrectors-or i-n deposltorn. f.nldlicrK cenlor wns n merchant or nw nubilanre and he wanted Huho to follow In his footsteps Drew Portraits of Sewers. After being graduated from the University of California In 1004 Goldberg started In to realize his ambition by securing a Job with tho cltv of flan Francisco to draw front elevatlonn of sewers. While at college ho had attracted atten tion to himself by his drawlngx. They were different from anything the students had over seen and they told n real story to anybody who happened to glance at them. There was nothing mystic or sym bolic about Goldberg's art. It came out of the lines he mado and captured by direct frontal at tack the most denso Intellect. After doing this sort of thing It can- bo Imagined that the lack of human Interest In putting on paper tho general featuroa of a recumb ent sewer as It lay on the streets of San Francisco had little appeal for Goldberg. And so he quit working for the city at 1100 per month and started In as a car toonist on the sport page of a San Francisco newspaper at 8 per week. Tim first paper he worked for didn't publish the cartoons, how ever and Golderg quit going to another paper which agreed to print the cartoons, but required the cartoonist to work for lew money In consideration of the risk It thought it was running. Tries EaBtcrn Field. A few months of this and he de cided that New York was the better field, and so went Fast. Ho talked to three or four editors, nil of whom he failed to Interest until he went to the Kvcnlng Mall. There he was of fered the char.co of making pictures dally for the sporting pBge. That was nine years ago. ,Hc started In at $3n per week. Three months later It became $66 a week; six months later 175 a week: and at tho end of a year he got MARGUERIT E COURTOT, The former leading woman of the Kalcm Company who has Just been introduced as a star of tho Mu tual forces. HUGOlUENoTteBURG CHAMPION OP FILMS Harvard Professor Declares Motion Piotures Represent Great Possibilities. INDIA CENTENARY IN PHOTOPLAY FORM i Hoosiers to Put History of State in Film to Celebrate Anniversary.. Prof. TTiico Muenslorburg, of Har vard, Is a champion of motion pic tures. Ho says the attitude nf the cul tured person wns that motion plcturo plays wero n rhcap Imitation of tho thenterhcarlng tho samo relation to It that the photograph bears to tho paint ing, or the plaster c,ast to tho marble figure. "This Is all wrong," ho continued, "bc causo It Is based nn tho mistaken Idea that tho put pose of art Is Imitation. On the contrary, the morn, Imitation nf niiMiIi. wm. i. ...., . . nature, iho further removed from art. w'the 'scenario? fn'Tho' Adven"- L,omparo ino imiruiu muiuu vim mi, uircs or Jainiyn, Tno IIOUBO Of ft tho marble does ndt pretend to Imltato Thousand Candles," "In tho Days of A contract has been signed by ltobert M. Cnss, representing a group of pa triotic Indiana citizens Interested In the Indiana centennial, with the Hcllg com pany, of. Chicago, calling for tho Miming of mnny historic spots throughout tho Htato of Indians. Tho film will bo shown In ecry city In tho state during tho next few mouths, according to plans announced by the commlttco having tho project In chaiRr. Tho production will contain right reels, and will bo called "Historic tno Thundering Herd," and other suc cesses tins been engaged to prcparo tho special scenario. James Whltcomb Hlley. the poet, will be n;ked to write tho sub-titlc for tho nnd tho wax figure Is no lifelike that wo go up and speak to It. "Tho photoplay has nil the means of an indonendent nrt nnd has nbsolutcly nothing to do with the drama. It stands "'n' In verse, nnd Georgo Arin.iMcrcdlth nearer to music than tho drama. Tho Jl'fi0.10"' ,Hf'oth.'Cnr.klnKto,V..a.ntl ot"cr EstocsaSf SSK p'r a--'--- .'urgucrita uerlza. Uto of tho Chicago Grit id Opera Comnany. will havn thn ears.' Two Directors Who Draw. The Salary Qf But One C. M. and S. A. FrnnkUn, who staged "Mnrtha'a Vindication,' n flvo reel Triangle Fine Arts rclensc, probably present the only Instunco of regular joint fstnge-dlrcctlon In tho country. They nro brothers, nnd work side by tide In taking Triangle features. Their specialty Is handling ehlldicn In screen plays; und wherever tho Triangle Is presenting n piece having a preponderance of juveniles In thu cast, they may be found working. Another curious fnct about them Is that they are down en tho payroll ns one man; and when the weekly enve lope comes In. It Is up to them to atrrco on division of the contained amount. a two-years' contract at J100 a week. At this time, too, his cartoons were first sold to other newspapers throughout the country. Today his pictures arc being seen by more than S.MO.OOO persons dally. At the close of his third year he signed a three-years' tontract at Wi a week, followed by another at 4D) a week. His new contract now gives him a salary of 50.000 per year and royalties. Goldberg works hard for his big salary. Early and lato he Is at It. going over his plclurrs again and again until he has produced what he wanted to obtain. His pictures arc Intensely human, and his characters unlike anything that was ever con ceived before. Goldberg Is the mon companion able of persons. Ills success has not spoiled him. His animated cartoons represent a year's patient work and experimentation, nnd they will strlko a new note of originality and clever ness on the screen. TODAY'S BEST FILMS By GARDNER AJACK. Tyrone Powers and Kathlyn Wil liams In "Thou Bhalt Not Covet" (V. U S. E.-Bellg). the Masonic Auditorium, Thirteenth street and New York avenue. Cleo Rldgelv and Wallace Reld In The Golden Chance" (Lasky), the Leader, Ninth between E and F streets. Holbrook Bllnn and LUa May Ches ter In "The Unpardonable Sin" (World Film Corp.). Crandall's, Ninth and B streets. Julia Dean In "Matrimony" (Tri angle), Crandall's Apollo, 624 H street northeast. Marie Walcamp In "The Iron Ri vals" (Bison), the 'Hippodrome, Ninth street and New York avenue. Hazel Dawn and Irving Cummings In "Tho Saleslady" (Famous Play ers). Loew's Columbia, Twelfth and F streets. Anna Held In "Madame La Presi dent" (Morosco). the Savoy, Four teenth street and Columbia road. Frank Daniels In "Mr. Jack, a lla'.'.r-.om Hero" (Vltagraph), the Garden, 413 Ninth streot. Olga Petrova In 'The Soul Market" (Metro), the Strand, Ninth and D streets. f Nance O'Nell In "Souls In Bondage" (V. L. S. E.-Lubln), Mender's, SJ1 Eighth stroet southeast. Dorothy Bernard Claims Washington as Her Home Dorothy Bernard Van Burcn Is be ginning to claim Washington as her regular home. Sho spends about a third of her time hero with hor husband. A. II. Van Buren. of the Poll Players, and the other two-thirds In New York with tho Fox Film Comiwty forces. Mrs. Van nuren has spent every Saturday ann Sunday In Washington since her return from California several weeks ago, and Mr. Van Buren announces that' she win bo here every week. Mrs. Van Buren Is to be starred by herself hereafter by the Fox company, Instead nf with William Farnum. Sho Is Just now engaged with a new pic ture, the title of which has not been announced. James Vincent, tho direc tor. Is a new director with the Fox compsny, this being his second picture. In the cast for the new picture are Alice Gnlc, Tom Burrough, Stnnhopa wheatcroft, the well-known actor; Hat . tic Burke, the TItlan-halred dancer taken from "The Bluo Paradise;" Flor ! ence Ashbrook. Lillian de Vore, Grace : Barton, Kmll Hock, and Pauline Barry. 5 HKII.L ' TT riu thn latrit rqulpmrnt ex- g " plains the tuperlurlty nf our f work. Eery man In cur em- fitoy hsa had veara of riper- ence. Our factory la quipped Jl Kith the iiti latex; machinery S' OPTICAL CO k B Itemoved to ICI II. South bids WfZ JtfWVVVtfWT'ftnArVTii ported hy n carefully selected caste of i-ellg .Players, flic players will ylsit tho. historic Indiana places whllo pro ducing the Him. Hobart Henley Recovers. Hobart Henley, who was so 'severely hurt during rehearsals that he was compelled to retire from the cast of v"?"'.. ha "covered and u , N York. Ho enjoyed Universal City every minute of his staK but he had promised his relatives In Now York a visit when ho came, here for a rest, and when he got horo they provallcd on him to stay, and today ho Is a member of the won derful octlng company at Universal Heights, On tho way east Henley appeared in person at sevoral Chicago and Milwau kee plcturo theaters, appeared at the Mllwaukco exhibitors' ball and th Pittsburgh Screen Club's ball and flnall rciichcd New York In tlmo to "show at the big Madison Square Garden ball. LOCAL MENTION. Sensation- Jess Wlllnnt rrll hK nt Va. Thca. today, as well as In N. Y. Also sea Chnplln's knockout in "Th Champion," 2 reels. ''Home of Charloy. "Undine" Attracting thousands of film fans: belter than "Neptune's Daughter;" today. Empress, 416 9th. Table board, IX mo. Lincoln Cafe, 7(0 loth. rirnaatlon on Oth st.l "Undine" shown again toaay; come derful, beautiful. again toaay: come eariy; daring, won Empress, 41 nth The Sunday Evening Tinea Gives reliable advertisers & last mlnuts uls with ovtr ff.rty thousand homes. "Undine," featuring; dainty nymph disporting In the limpid depths; ee today at Empress Theater, 416 Oth at Onorfl Cnmnnnv will hn.n ihl lending role in tho production, sun- Phone Your Want Ad to The Tlaes. Ms In S2G0. PHOTOPLAYS PHOTOPLAYS CRAN DA LL'CJ -APOllO-3 624 H St. N. E. Northeast's Only ISxelnslve Feature Photoplay House, SUNDAY The Darllns; of the Screen MARY PICKFORD In "Madame Butterfly' An Kxqulalte Plctnrlsatlon of John Luther LonE'a Classic MONDAY The t'harmlng Comedienne LILLIAN WALKER In the V. I , K. Feature, "GREEN STOCKINGS" TUESDAY The Great Character fitar, GEORGE BEBAN In a Materplcc of Iteallam "THE PAWN OF FATE" WEDNESDAY Triangle-Fine Arta I'reaeaU Douglas Fairbanks In a Clrett Feature, "DOUBLE TROUBLE" And the Keyatme Cixnedr. "JANITOH'S WIFE'S TIJIIPTATION.' THURSDAY Tho Acxuiipllahoil Arireia. Pauline Frederick In a Virile Drams, "LYDIA GILMORE" KIHDAY The Charmlns Star, MARY BOLAND In r Itemarkable FVtur "THE PRICE OF HAPPINESS" SATURDAY Trlangle-Kav lte I'ro.-onta Bessie Barriscale In a Modern Drama. "THE GOLDEN CLAW" ami Keyatone Onrneilv, Weber and Fields ia" Best ef Enemies" Trained for Pulpit, But Became Photoplay Star Antonio Moreno, tho Yltagrajm star, was born In Madrid of an aristocratic Spanish family. He has the black hair and magnetic black eyes that have formed the theme for many a romance of that picturesque country. His parents had selected him for the priesthood; but all good parents' plans go awry when Dnn Cupid gets busy. in nddltlon to being in love, he had a penchant for acting. This double dis appointment to his parentM aroused such opposition from them that he came to Aiucilca In tho fall of WZ. I He was only fourteen and could not I soenk a word of Kngllsh, To learn the I languago and completo his education, ' ho ntrended a Catholic sisters' school, ! and Inter n public school. At Willlstou Seminary, at Northampton, Muss,, An tonio took part In the college theatri cals and one summer was chosen to ! play opposite u star at the local stock theater. This gave Antonio his tlrst toothold on the American stage. BUY COAL NOW! AT LOW PRICES Due to the threatened suspension of all work on April 1 in the an-' thrncite mines, we advise our Cus tomers and the public to buy coal now. R.J.&M.C. GRACE 4thandFSts.N.E. Phone Lincoln 233. CRANDALL'S nPFIM 11 A. M. tn 11 P. M PHOTOPLAYS Circle Theater 2105 Penn. Ave. N. W. TODAY CONSTANCE COLLIER IN "The Tongues of Men" Tomorrow (Mun.) GEORGE BEBAN i.v "The Pawn of Fate' Buy a HOME With Your Rent Money These homos contain all tho comfdtts that you would deslffnate in a home built to your or der. Nothing has been overlooked. The location in un exclusive residential section Is superb, convenient to churches, stores, schools, and car lines. SAMPLE HOME-1315 D ST. N. E. Price, $3,550 to $3,750 TERMS: Like Rent BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Six rooms, tile bath, electric lights, hot-water heat, oak floors, dou ble rear porches, large yards, hnrdwood finish, 3-story effect, steel construction, attractive fronts, side-open gas range, roomy clcBets. Inspect tonight or Sunday. TO INSPECT: Take car going to 13th and D Sts. N. E., or phone Main 1597 for our automo bile service. PHILLIPS & SAGER 1409 New York Ave. N. W. Washington Headquarters for New Homes ROCHESTER'S TOURS OF THE WEST Notice These 7 Big SUN. M0N. AND TUE. WED. Return Engagement In Response to Many Requests KITTYGORDONinJl'Gt,. Equitable Presents the Celebrated Star CHARLES CHERRY In a Visualization of C. Haddon Chambers' Novel "The Passers By" TOM MOORE and ETHEL CLAYTON In a Photoplay Vrralon of Alfred Terhunr'a Novel "Dollars and The Woman" THURS. AND FRI. The Noted Photoplay Favorites HOUSE PETERS JUNE ELVIDGE In Arthur Stringer's Stirring Drama "The Hand of Peril" I SAT. Eugene O'Brien in George Ade's Rollicking Comedy "JUST OUT OF COLLEGE" High Class Photoplays, Kot 'Moviti' at CRANDALL'S." WoloBBBBBBBBiiktBBV. oSl illlV' voir wii.i. snu moiif. ix m AM) MOIli: IM.HAHtfllK AT I For detnltnl liiforniutlon nil 6lh at. nr, Chan. F. l,lni;er, A prakr A Ohio TK-kct Office, I: Features Tho Colorado Rockies; Yellow stone National Park; Grand Canyon; San DicRo Exposition; the Entire Pacific Coast; Steamer Trip on Pugct Sound; the Canadian Rockies. TUB MOST COMIMiF.TIJ :W-1 AV l.F.UMINAM.Y CllxmmT' III OF THIS WKHT liVlill OFFI3UI.U. June, July, AuKiint, nnd September Hirrv'dtall and .iKhtneelns trip rofully nmtneed from tart to flnltli. No tothfrim. about rallroail or Pullman tlcknt or roM-rwi-tlonn, Our own mwclal private enr urm mi arrangement durlntJ Hie entire tour w 1 '" .. tl. nArannnl alinfr ISlOn OI Air. liOlll- eaier n t . ..nn. ! LAUUA! ll Vttenil Our Mntlnee. a tj 1 1 ianrannHi 1 1 -i i. " " ' i You'll unilerMtand, nfter jour flrHt vlalt, frhr ire make n dUtlnetlou between our proR-rama and aa-cnlled "movie." There IS n Tilde difference that la vhjr ou'll Oud 416 9th St N. W. Home of Celebrated Fox Photoplays voir wii.i. sni: moiif, ix mjss timb with onKATKii rtnn oiu I AND MOnB IM.BASUHK AT I.RSS COST THAN ANY IITHi:l n,' I For detnltnl luforniutlou ndilreM K. 11. Ilorlieater, Mnuitaer. lll-l B 6th at. nr. Chaa. F. Mni;cr, Aat.. 0:U O at. aw., or call nt Cheau- D peake A Ohio Ticket OfDce. l:n F at. I 10c ,06 S- vw o p, fajt GARDEN STARS JULIUS STEGER DATES SAT. B P. M. IICa To II JC PLAYS Blindness of Love N0.2-FRANK DANIELS In "MR. JACK A HERO" I0c-?tt STRAND 6 P.M. TO II I5c d STmeT I PETROVA SAT, THE SOUL MARKET TODAY- SjLINP AY MONDAY The Photoplay Sensation of the Age The Massive Bluebird Production "UNDINE" Featuring the Noted Swimmer IDA SCHNALL And Scores of Beautiful Swimmers THEDA BARA In Another Great Vampire Role "GOLD AND THE WOMAN" TUES. AND WED. THURS. Another Wonderful Bluebird Feature Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley in "HOP The Devil's Brew" N0.2--R0SE MELVILLE In "WHEN THINGS GO WRONG' Coming Robert B. Mantell in "A Wife's Sacrifice"