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dThe Checkerbo
By the Hiatton
at Belasco
The SAubert-Belasco, aft
the films, is back in the raj
announcement that, commer
Checkerboard," one of the ne
Comstock and Morris Gest, e
"The Checkerboard" is d
in three acts by those well-1
Fanny Batten, who are best
authors of such highly sucoes
"Years of Discretion," "Ups
bardi, Ltd."
The scenes of "The Checkerboard"
are laid at the country home of a
family of nouveou riche Americans
and a ballet school in New York city
fostered by !edor Nasimof, an exile
masquerading as a member of the
Russian nobility. He is a bold and
taeinating type of foreigner, a man
whom many women have loved but
failed to hold and.who, according to
his own admission hs broken all of
the commandments and most of the
laws. With the connivance of a
scheming Englishman whom he had
known previously in Paris and who
at the time the action of the play
begins is serving in the capacity of
social secretary to a wealthy Ame
loan designated as the 'Ash-C
King.' for the reason that he has ad
quired a fortune manufacturing this
lowly househo~d necessity. Fedor and
several of hid assoceltes are intro
duced into the home of this socially
ambitious American whose dream is
to entertain and rub elbows with
various odds and ends of nobility.
With this foundation the Hattons
have written another of those, clever
comedies marked by sharp and color
ful characterization and abundantly
supplied with brilliant lines.
For the leading role of Fedor, the
Russian, Messrs. Comstock and Gest
have engaged Jose Ruben. a well
known young player who first came
into prominence with the Washington
Square Players. Already he has a
series of brilliant character portraits
to his credit, his most recent success
having been achieved in the leading
male role of Arnold Bennett's "Sacred
and Profane Love" in which piece he
impersonated the drug-crazed pianist.
playing opposite Elsie Ferguson.
Irving Cummings, the brilliant and
fascinating photoplay star, who join
ed the Garrick Players as leading man
only a week ago, will be seen this
week, beginning tonight at 8:30 p. m.,
in the second of his series of ex
traordinary dramatic presentations.
The production scheduled for this
week is. "The Very idea," William
LeBaron's piquant and overwhelming
fgrce hit that constituted one of the
high lights of the Manhattan season
something over a year ago.
In this production Mr. Cummings
will have a role more admirably
adopted to his personal acting talents
than was "A Prince There Was," and
he will also be accorded the support
of a brilliant cast of Garrick Players,
headed by Clarke H. Silvernail, the
finished and unusually clever com
edian, who scores such a smashing
personal hit in "Fair and Warmer."
and who made a rather subordinate
role one of the high lights of last
week's performance of "A Prince
There Was."
In addition, the cast surrounding
Mr. Cummings will include Anne
Hamilton. the new leading woman of
the Garrick Players, who made her
debut concurrently with Mr. Cum
mings' introduction to the Washing
ton public last week. A number of
others well known in the Garrick or
ganisation will be seen in parts, and
the regular matinees will be held as
usual on Thursday and Saturday at
2:30 o'clock.
Corinne Tilton, known to theatrical
fame as "the chatter-box doll," will
head a large and typical Broadway
company in "The Chameleon Revue"
at B. F. Keith's Theater this week.
commencing at the matinee tomorrow.
Featured in the production are Ben
ney and Western, aided and abetted
by EddIe Heffernan, Violet Follis,
Naomi Melntyre. and other piquante
and petite provocants of plaudits
plenteous. The extra added attrac
tion will be the well-known stock
star. Frank Wilcox. with a strong
supporting company in the new com
edy. "S-s-s-s-h." by Vincent Lawrence.
Harry and Anna Seymour. prime fa
vorites here, will return with fresh
material under their familiar title.
"Breesy Bits of Mirth and Melody,"
with Anna fairer and funnier than
ever. Bert Melrose, the Internation
ally famous indoor clown, is another
upecial addition. Much new bur
lesque laughing matter will be of
fered and the amazing and amusing
"Melrose fall' will conclude the act.
Edna Aug. who has been identified
with many of the foremost musical
comedy and vaudeville presentatIons,
will be an appreciated inclusion with
her cleverly and comically drawn
character types. Robillo and Roth
man, in a daring series; Burns and
Foran, in a refined comedy novelty;
William Egdirettu and his posing
horse and dogs composing "The Act
Beautiful;" "Topics of the Day." tht
kinograms, and the usual house ad
itions complete the program.
Today at 3 and 8:15 p. m. at B. F.
Keith's, the bill will offer Henry San
trey and his jasters; Harriet and
Marie McConnell, and the other hits
of the past week.
The attraction at Poll's beginning
today at 3 p. m. for one week will
be Blanche Sweet in "The Hushed
Nour," adapted from Gertrude Brooke
Hamilton's popular story of the same
title, by Charles Maigne, and pro
duced under the direction of Edmund
No one single production has ever
effered such a galaxy of stars as
does "The Hushed Hour" slnd no sin
gle production has presented in the
feature role a more accomplished a'
tress then Miss 8weet, who will be
remembered by all picturedom as one
of the brightest lights that shone in
D. I Grifth's constellation of stars
g.hetime when Mary Pickford Gret
S tempbi favor, when the ein.
=ae am deadbla ele werecosd
f Entertain
ad" Comedy
s,Has Premiere
Tom orot' Night
or a brief period devoted to
iks of the orthodox with the
teing tomorrow night, "The
v plays to be produced by Ray
Pill open for a week's engage
escribed as a satirioal comedy
:fown writers, Frederick and
known to theater-goers as the
ful and diverting comedies as
tairs and Down," and "Lom
ered big features and before the
multiple reel teature wap known.
The supporting cast includes such
well known artists as Wilfred Lucas.
Milton Sill. Harry Northrup. Wynd
ham Standing, Mary Anderson, Rese
mary Theby, Gloria Hope. Winter
Hall. Lydia Knott, UIttle Ben Aledan
der. who was seen to such fne- ad
vantage in "Hearts of the World,"
and Kid McCoy, who has proved him
self as eflcient before the camera as
he did in the roped arena.
The full rester of "The Social
Maids" company. which will open the
'1920-21 season of burlesque at the
Gayety Theater next Saturday. will
arrive here tomorrow morning and
enter upon a busy week of inten
sive rehearsing for the event. This
orgnisatien is controlled by Hurtig a
Seamon, noted producers, and is one
of the headliners of the Columbia
burlesque wheel.
A musical fantasy in two acts, the
book of which provides for the intro
duction of numerous specialties, will
serve as the vehicle for the explolta
tton of the talents of the large cast.
George Niblo. an eccentric comedian
of original laugh-producing methods.
and Helen Spencer, a prima donna
possessed of unusual vocal attain
ments, are joIntly starred. A chorus
of twenty agile and attractive young ,
women, forms a pleasing background
for the work of the various princi
The organisation has been provided
with an entirely new wardrobe and
many of the gowns represent the
beat efforts of exclusive Fifth ave
nue modistes-therefore the feminine
members of the audience are assured
added enjoyment in witnessing the
With a constant improvement in of
ferings that augurs well for what
may be expected when the legitimate
theatrical season opens in the fall and
new feature acts have finished re
hearsal and are ready for presenta
tion. The Strand p-ogram for the
week beginning tomorrow lists a line
up of attractions that will undoubted
ly merit the approval of the most fas
Announced as a bevy of dainty, dig
nified, distinguished. fascinating ex
amples of femininity, the Beatrice
Merelle Sextette in "A Study in Royal
Blue" headlines the bill, the number
being presented in a gorgeous stag|
setting and with special lighting ef
fects which greatly enhance the
beauty and effectiveness of the instru
mental and vocal selections given.
Harry Brooks and company, assisted
by Katherine Clinton. divide the hon
ors in a one-act comedy dramatic gem
entitled "The Old Minstrel Man." The
rest of the well-balanced bill presents
Paul and Pauline in a dainty aerial
novelty: Eugene Emmett. the Trish
minstrel, in "story songs." with Har
old Neiman and Andy Harris closing
this portion of the program with a
comedy singing and talking number.
"In the Park."
As the chief photodranatic attrac
tion for the week, William Fox's mag
nificent special production, "Kathleen
Mavourneen," with Theda Bara in the
stellar role, will be shown.
Selected short subjects, consisting
of a multiple reel comedy, scenic and
educational, and the latest Fox News,
together with special orchestral fea
tures as arranged by Arthur J. Man
vel, director of the Strand Concert
Orchestra, the overture for the week
being a music box novelty by Agoo.
entitled "A Young Man's Fancy." al'
go to complete a bill that will un
doubtedly tend to make the Strand a
most popular center for arhusement
seekers during the next seven days.
A dainty and delightful musical
comedietta constructed by George
Choos, the big vaudeville producer
who is responsible for "The Little
Cottage". and "The Bride Shop," and
a gem of musical and dancing diver
tissemient from big time presented by
Ooslar and Lusby, will be the out
standing features of the Cosmos The
ater bill the coming week. Mr
Choos' production is ce~lled "Private
P'roperty," which is no clue to its
theme, but it will be presented by n
galaxy of musical and graceful girls,
e round dozen, to muasic by Ludwig
and by a cost that provides for ex
co-ptional songs. dances and comedy
features. Other acts will include Ward
and Wilson in "Ahow Me." a musical
novelty with comedy features; Moor"
and Flds. ebony comedian. ani
"dancin' fools;" Kramer, Barten and
i.4perling. "the happy three.' and
George W. Moore. juggling comique.
Wallace Reed's picture "Sick Abed"
will be the added matinee feature,
and Sennette cbmedy. "You Wouldn't
Believe It;" a now Mutt and Jeff and
the Paths news will complete the bill.
A fine program of selected vaude
ville and film features Is scheduled
for today, starting at 3 p. m.
"The Broken Wing," a new play by
Paul Dickey and Charles W. Gloddard,
authors of "The Misleading Lady"
and "The Ghost Breaker," 41ll he
placed in rehearsal next week pre
paratory to a short tour out of town
to be followed by a New York open
Ing. Sargent Aborn. who is prodiac
Ing the Pher. has arranured to present
it ,at the New Nat ions4 Theater on
August 2g. The story of "The Broken
Wng" is laid in Mexico a short di.
taned belnw the Rio Grands and con
crns adventures romantic and ether
Wis of an aviater brought down in
a Megian village.b a brokea win.
men I Offer
"Spanish Love," a new play by
Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts
Rinehart, based on the Continental
success, "Aux Jardine de Murcie," by
C. de Battle and A. Lavergne, will be
presented at the Shubert-Belasco
Theater the week of August 9 by
W genhals and Kemper Company.
Incidental to the play is a musical
score of rare charm by H. Maurice
Jacquet, one of the most popular
composers in France today.
The cast of "Spanish Love" is a
large one, numbering more than forty
persons. It includes several well
known Broadway favorites. and 1L>s
Carltos, two of the most popular
dancers in Spain who were engaged
by Messrs. Wagenhals and Kemper
specially for this engagement.
"Spanish Love," goes direct from here
to New York, opening at Maxine
'Elliott's Theater on Monday, Au
gust 16.
The attraction at Loew's Palace
Theater for the full week beginning
next Sunday, August 8, will be Olive
Thomas, the charming and ingenuous
Selznick star in "Darling~ Mine." her
lastest starring production, supple
mented by the latest Mack Sennett
comedy classic, "Great Scott."
For the first four days of next
week, beginning ,next Sunday after
noon. August S. Loew's Columbia The
ater offers Elaine Hammerstein in
her latest cinema production. "The
Point of View." For the final three
days of the same week J1. Warren
Kerrigan will be seen as the Colum
bia star in "The Green Flame."
For the full week, beginning next
Sunday night, August 8, the Garrick
Players announce Irving Cummings.
the famous photoplay star, supported
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by Anne Hamilton, Nell Barnes and
others. in "The Misleading Lady," the
comedy success of. a season ago.
"My Dream Girl," a novelty ipu
sical comedy, featuring the Traymore
Quartet and Merle H-arris; the fa.
mous Sylvester Family, including
three wonderful juveniles, and Jupi
ter and Mars in beautiful and ar
tistic poses by a horse, a dog and
human poseurs, wil be the big fea
human poseurs, will be the big fea
mos Theater. Other attractions will
include Hoard and Craddock, black
face funmakers; Stanley and Lee, a
wonderful musical duo and two actb
to be announced, with "Polly of the
Storm Country,' featuring Mildred
Harris Chaplin, as the big added
matinee attraction and "Jazz Ban
dits,'' a Sunshine, as the big comedy
Co-starring in the bill at B. F.
Keith's Theater next week a'e Laura
Pcerpont and company and the Mas
tersingers. Other features are John
Giuran and Mile. Marguerite. Bob
Hall, Robins, Jennie Middleton. Rad
ford and Winchester, the Aerial Val
entines, and the usual house Inclu
Hurtig and eamon ' "The Social
Maids," in which Helen Spencer and
George Niblo are jointly starred, will
continue as the attraction at the Gay
ety the week of August 9.
For the week of August . Moore's
Rialto Theater announces the
premier presentation In Washington
of the most recent First National Pta
hibitors' production featuring Kather- j
ine MacDonald entitled "The Beauty
delightful 40-mile moonlight salt leav
Ing 7th street wharf at 7:1 p. m.
Ineth and the levening enjoy the
thrt nd-ml .amon The hurriale
deorg tboMarhl joinly, wherre will
contingue rie as thwetrcto ash ay
Fr fthereko Aguseet. Stermer
Rialo Taeter mannuese thep
eing Seth street wharf at 7:10p m.
m., t:30 cool of3 t.mhe evnnsejtee
thir ttml sailo on the 10rriaum
ancin is3 rideela anm
bGod fohrt aseen. Stummer
Chrles frmacrms thre trias
dail and tsappula up-i-te-minut,
music fur0nsd by pm.The eye amr
Godcflor to dance n.r ummer
of the attractions that go to make
Chevy C'hase Lake the molt popular
of popular hummer dancing resorts
in or about Washington.
It is' announced by the Bymphony
Society of New York that Walter
Damrosch and the New York Sym
phony Orchestra will be heard next
afason in Washtngton. for ten roin
certs--five to be given in the after
neon at the National Theater, and
five evenings at the Washington Fine
Arts Society. Raltimore will hear
the orchestra five times during the
season. Philadelphia is scheduled for!
Claveland and Toronto for two each;
and Detroit, Oberlin. Neranton. Pough
keepaie and Elizabeth for one con
cert each.
Mbiss Natalie Numner Incoln, of
Washington. who i. well known for
her numerous detective stories that
picture life in the National Capital is
receiving enngratuaations frrp~n friends
whp witnessed "rDark Rhadows" last
week at a ineel playhouse.
"Ilark Shadows.' featuring Ruth
Hvland, la a screen reproductien of
"The Official Chaproae." one of Miss
Lincoln's late books. This is the sec
ond screen adaption taken from Miss
Lincoln's mystery stories, thle first
having bean "Thea Ma Iaasi
Cummings' WasCassTm
Of Iwo 0
The excitement caused b:
leading man of the Garrick
eclipsed for the time being th
theater-goers of two other nev
pany-Clarke H. Silvernail, 1
Hamilton, the new leading la(
Mr. Silvernall made his Washington
debut in "Fair and Warmer." and his
performance was rated as the comedy
high-light of the present (;arr ick sea
son. A more notable acting achieve
ment. however, was his interpretation
of the role of Jack Carruthers, the
magazine editor, in "A Prince There
Was," which he elevated into one of
the conspicuous highlights of the
8ilvernail held for months- one of
the prominent parts of Salisbury
Field's farce hit. "Wedding Rell+."
but prior to that time. he had been
courting fame by organizing the first
A. E. F. stock company. which tour
ed the American army camps of
France, and which later settled down
for a long run in Paris. Mr. Silver
nail was badly gassed during the war
and a flare-back of his disability was
experienced during the performance
of 'Fair and Warmer." when he ap
peared in the leading role in direct
disobedience of the orders of a phy
sician, who disclaimed responsibility
for the consequences. If he appeared.
Miss Hamilton, one of the most
charming ingenues in legitimate
drama, had a prominent role in the
Hatton play. "Lombardi. Ltd.." prior
to her present engagement and be
fore that, she had scored a tremen
dous hit in stock at Providence, R. I.
Manager Taylor. of the Shubert
Pelasco Theater, is the first of his
profession to attempt to eliminte
the so-called high cost from the price
of theater ticke. In a card to the
public. enititled "How to Save Miney
on Theater Tickets," and which up
pearl elsewhere int this paper. Man
ger Taylor present. a plan to the
firt-nighter whi will enable him
to save and aee at considerable sa
ing if the reader will avail himself
nd purchase sts for the opening
ight of the new play. "The Checker
toard," whicht opens at the Shubert/
Belasco Theater tomorrow night.
Mr. Taylor is frank in saying that
he believes it pays to adv'ertisno, and
that in reducing the prire of his
ickets from 23 per cent to 331-3 per
cent he simply charges it to adver
tiing, as he believes the wortht ot
the play and the company will stand
op its own merits after the first
night. The producers. Messrs. Comn
stocle & Gest, believe in the p'ay.
proof of which is inl the fact that they
have cast it with a fine company and
staged it without regard to eitpense.
The authors. M.-'. and Mrs. Hatton,
have proyided thi stage with many
successful and delightful plays, so it
would seem that there can be no
far but that those who take advant
tage of Manager Tavlor's introduc
tory bargain night will have no cause
for complaint.
Lawrence Beatus. manager of
Loew's Palace Theater. came hack
to Washington last week from his
Atlantic City vacation, In the in
terval of two weeks Mr. Blestus ac
rured a gross tonnage of nine loundis
in excess of his departure weight.
which nine pounds cost him. at a
rough estimate, a trifle under $50 a
E. J7. Ntuts, the motoring manager
f Loew's Columbia Theater, set sail
nder fair skieS and with a strong
breese astern to make the port of
Philadelphis by nightfall. His tslips
!oose six-master was rigged tunder
bay topsails, and Nkipper niuta
posed for the movie men as he d'e
parted. He was clad in khaki shirt.
trousers of the same material and a
smile that was almost as durahle.
OrangeloT.. Rettn. the debonair.
triii ifficiate in Mr. Ituts's two-week
rs, Includinj
4ington Debut
orary Eclipse
ther Nerkomers
T Irving Cummings' debut as
Players last week completely
e introduction to Washington
members of the Garrick con
he comedian, and Miss Anne
Miss l'riscilla Bonner. who supports
I Charles lay in "Homer Come. Home."
is a native of Washington and it only
twenty-one years old. She attended
Western High School. and less than
a year ago she had never looked a
punch-light in the face.
Little Marjorie Bell. the most
youthful of all the Garrickers. and'
the daughter of L. M. Bell. producer
of the Garrick players, came near
stealing the show at the Garrick last
week with her part in "A Prince
There Was." Marjorie made her
stake debut last season with Earle
Fox in "Daddy Longlegs."
Jack Ellis, the member of the Gar
rick players, who assumes any part
at will. is preparing to invade the
photoplay field in California within
a few weeks. Ellis, aside from being
an tractor, is a photographer of unusu
al skill. so he feels himself properly
safeguarded against starvation.
During its seven weeks of "dark
ness." the Gayety Theater has been
in the hands of painters, decorators.
and carpenters, and the result cf
their labors will he manifested upon
the opening of the theater next sat
urday night. Conforming to a color
scheme which has been adopted as a
standard for all theaters holding al
legiance to the Columbia Amusement
Associations, the walls have been
dlone in old rose, artistic-ally paneled,
with wall basnes In marble e'ffet. Trhe
relief work is brought out in h ory
and high lights In gold. A mural
painting, thirty feet wide, ant'gp
tian scene entitled "Harmony. Peace.
and Music." Niow adorns the prosce
nium, whIle the lobby effects are in
ivory, gray, and gold.
The workmen have been equally
busy backstage, and both stage' and
dressing rooms have been freshened
with frequent coats of paint. A new
motor for ventilating has been in
stalled on the roof.
Manager Harry 0. Jlarboe. manager
of the Glayety Theater, announces that
his entire staff of last season has
been retained and that the famil ar
face of Frank Young. treasurer. will
again adorn the box office.
1Harry M. Crandall. owner of the
Crandall theaters in Washington. and
president of Assne'iated ihibitors.
Inc.. tenight will ta.ke his entire e"
itutive organisation to New York for
a personally conducted three-day
study of the picture industry as it
centers in the me-trnpolls. The party
will leave W~ashWngton at midnight
and will include, in addition to the
Crandali organization's general ex
eeutives the resident managers of all
of the ('randall theaters in Washing
tnn, C'onnelsville. Pa ;Cumberland.
Md., Martinsburg. W. Va.. and Ros
noke, Va.
The gala traun'snntinental tnur nf
"FPlorodora" w~ ill not begin until the
first week in September. whieh means
that the revival is to remain at the
Century until that time. Through
rut the tour the enmpany will traveli
by special train, with special accom
modations for the *extet.
Back from uirnpe. .lnsse lenek v.
according to an offneial annunenm ni
issue'l hv- l-amnuis Player,- yesternfl
sal I that .lames . Psrri.- inuHl
*fnfle to Am neri'en in t i. fal to
sist in nmak(insr "Pete? Pmn andr '. C
was noi at liherty at this time" t
say whiether or not Maude Adams
twould "be seen in the title role which
Sa First F
Gives Dougher the Air
For Barleycorn Yarns
Jack Frey, the assistant man
ager of the Palace, has stricken
Lou Dougher from his list of
favorite sports scribes. It
wouldn't be so bad, says Jack,
if Dougher would stick to
baseball, but Lou insists on
writing about those wide has
pitable ports of Canada where
Volstead's narne is a faint
whisper, indeed.
she created" for the stage play.
Lasky brought back an original
scenario from Barrie. and said that
Arnold Bennett woul.! come to th.s
country to study ecreen technique.
He also announced that a rumber of
other important English writers
would prepare scripts for Famous.
Crandall's Knickerbocker Theater
Is soon to undergo extensive altera
tions, all planned solely to increase
the convenience and comfort of the
patrons. New stairways will be
built to facilitate access ant ogre's
to and from parts of the house whilh
are not remote from the entrance
but to and from which shorter cuts
have been cleverly devised. Box at
rangements and their seating are to
be appreciably amplified along the
lines of greater comfort and several
architectural innovations are to be
added. The work will be don-- under
the personal supervision of Mr. Itegi
nald Wycliffe (are. the Washingto'
architect by whom the Knickerbockar
was planned and built.
From the comparative obscurity
of the Bowery and Second avenue to
the bright lights of Broadway. is a
remarkable change that came into the
If- of a young eighteen-year-old girl
singer of the East Side. when Morris
Gest. theatrical impresario, pieced her
under contract to appear in "Mecca,"
w.hich F. Ray t'omstonk and M rris
Gest will present at the Century The
er in September.
The young lad s name is Hannah
Tobacl. She is of Russian parentage.
her father being a musician from
Wilna, Russia; she has been playing
small part ! in the Jewish theaters of
the East Side since she was eight
years old. end in aidition to being a
clever actress and beautiful young
girl, she has a voice of such marvel
ous sweetness and purity that Morris
(est yesterday declared. "This girl is
the great'st operatic discovery in a
dozen yeare."
Miss Toback~ came to Mr. Gaest in
is offices at the Manhattan Opera
Hlouse to ask for an appointment so
she might sing for him. She sang
tht-ee songs, and Mr. Glest, in an out
'urst of (nthusiasm. declared that
she has the most brilliant future of
any young singert in America today.
He sent for his attorney and had a
contract for five years drawn up im
nt ?diatelIy.
"The Love Woman," instead of "The
Green .Jade." will he the plaf~ in
which Florence Reed will open the
new Times square Theater in Sep
tember. "The Love Woman" is a
play' by Edgar Selwyn.
"The Hole in the Wall" will be
bent on tour this season, opening in
Rrorklyn on Sept. 6. Aaron. and
Sitz. producers of this piece, will
sign present two new plays by Fred
ar k-on during the season.
.lulius Tammen will be in the cast
of 1fter Family Tree," in which Nora
ayes will star.
Hassard Short has engaged Kny
Kendall to stage the dances in his
new revue 'Bleaty Bleaty."
A friend of .Ternme Kern, composer
nf "The Night IBoat," who hasa seen
the musical comedy at the Liberty
Theater fourteen times and expects to
go again, urged the management to
get out enmmutation tickets to the
William R. Friedlander has en
raged Helen Bolton and Mildred
eats, sixteen-year-nld danseuse, for
"Pitter ratter."
The eves of all K~nights of Cnlutn
his and their fair allies in Washing
tn will he on \Mnres Iialto Theater
dring the currenit week, where the
n-o ion ti tures of One of thle moat
Ine~ae nutlasgs in the hiistory of
I a . ont',is. s hel-d at (Che'apelke
Hei h n .luly 131. are heling exclusively
,rientel. epe'i.iI arrangement. hav
lg b~een made with the management
uft hia nanulaP houma
er Qrmance
PALACE-Charles Ray in "Hoe
er Comes Home."
RIALTO-"Going Some" with all.
star cast.
COLUMBIA--Enid Bennett is
CRANUALL'S - Norms Ta!
madge in "The New Moon."
in "The Prey."
in "The Prey."
GAItRICK-Irving Cumminks in
'1 he Very idea.'
GLEN ECHO-Outdoor attrao.
tions end b-nd conceits.
attraetic as.
bathing and other attractions.
I retions.
COBMOS-Vaudeville and photo.
SRAND-Vaudeville and photo.
B. F. KEJTII'S-Vaudeville.
POLI'S-Blanche Sweet in "The
Hushed Hour."
Star of "The Checkerboard" Says
"Technique" Is Overesti
mated Word.
"Sincerity is the secret of acting."
says Jose Ruben, the young French
player who comes to the Shubert.
Belasco Theater tomorrow night, in
the leading male role of the new
Frederic and Fanny Hatton comedy,
"The Checkerboar4." "All the big
words used about technique cnly
make me smile. Too much emphas's
is often plseed upon acting and not
enough on sincerity. If one is sincere,
if one tries to feel the part he is
playing, the requisites which an
actor needs-ease, naturalness, ex
pressive gestures and good reading
will follow To be sincere the actor
should think of his part in connecticn
with real life. When a man is angry
his voice naturally is in the proper
pitch. He is not conscious of it. and
does not have to keep it at the proper
pitch by any mental effort. He pauses
at the proper times, but gestures
naturally. The stage attempts to rep
resent life. Why shouldn't actors,
then, study life and bring their ob
servations into their work?
"It was Cquelin who said that he
distructed an actor who reasoned too
much. And by this the great French
man did not mean that actors should
not be intelligent and well educated.
and that they should not make use of
their intelligence-far from it. But
he did suggetst that the player should
not lose himself in the mechanics of
acting and overlook the meaning and
feeling contained in the lines he was
called upon to speak.
"There is one school of acting
which maintains that technique is
everything. and that with proper
technique an actor can play any part
without even attempting t' feel it.
But happily I am not one of those who
subscribe to this bellcf. With sin
cerity an actor's reading of lines can
never become monotonous. He need
not worry about gestures If he is sin
cere. If he is a little awkward at
first. experience will soon make him
proficient. Not alone should sincerity
in acting be applied to emotional
acting. An actor can be sincere in
comedy parts, in whimsical parts, in
farcical parts-in any kind of stage
parts-and he' should be sincere."
Beginning about September 1.
Loew's Columbia Theater will be con
ducted according to an entirely new
and thoroughly pretentious schedule
of photoplay showings. Instead of
the system of semi-weekly changes
of production. the Columbia will be
gin the exhibition of a long and
magnificent series of Paramount-Art
craft super-special productions, of a
type and value never before seen In
Washington. Each picture will run at
least a full seven-day period and the
amount of time accorded to individ
ual productions in excess of seven
days will be based entirely on the
drawing power of the production it
In preparation for the run of this
series of suaper-special productions,
the Columbia Theater will be turned
over to a force of workman sometime
during the present month, who will
toil from 11:30 o'clock each night
until 10 o'clock the next morning re
furbishing and redecorating the thea
ter for the occasion.
Charles Wakefld Cadman, the
American composer, has been work
ing for months upon the motal
score which Is to accompany the
forthcoming screen version of 1The
Rubalyat of Omar Khayyam."
The photodrama of this Ortet
classic is to be a unique accoembe,
ment in the motion picture field. It
is being produced by a new prem
recently perfected, which makes poe.
sible a multiplicity of sets and 6i0s
fects unattainable under the Ois
production methods, and Mr.Ce
man's interest in this unnesual os
tacle as a novel and vital n
of modern American cun e
art, went far toward infuebg
to become associated WM -
musical collaborator.
The music upon which
gaged is said to be as aoe
conception, and as novel fe %
mot ion picture standpoint, as
itself. The music will be in 'lh
of an operatic score, and wfll
every dramatic andi
change in the picture.
The semi -jas score 11by0 E
Metropolitan Orchestra, t~
rec'tion of Amedeo Vioni. a me
panimeni for "The Slhm Pitnese M
which Mabel Normand s000000si
screen at the Metropolitan Iad M
doubled the work of the mmaB en'
on the Metropolitan route. It alM
doubled the work of Mr. VIeni. Wha
devoted his forenoonsa threegbe th
week to smilingly reading the Iettm
ot appreain= that ~mtaa M

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