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' THRILLS Marion Davies Demonstrates In Intrepid Manner That She Has Adventurous, As Well At Histrionic, Nature. ONE of th? moat daring and adventurous feata that Ma rlon -Davie# has ever per formed for the screen' will be aeen In her latest picture. "The Young Diana," a Marie Corelll atory, Which opens a four-day en gagemen tat Loew'a Palace today. Ml8b Davlea Ilea impended twen ty feet In the air on a frail glass platform vibrating over a large revolving sphere of brilliant light. The situation la one of the most thrilling ever screened. This acene Ifc In a weird laboratory where Miss Davlea, In her char acter of Diana May, submits her self to a hazardous experiment for the rea to ration of lost youth and beauty. Diana May haa be come prematurely aged and fad ed. 8he hears of a Dr. Feodor Dimitrlus who seeks a brave wo man to undergo a process* that will either make her dasxllngly beautlful or result In her death. Dr. Dimitrlus' delving Into ab atruae sciences and his uncanny doings In his laboratory have made him feared by the natives In the little Swiss community In which he lives. This laboratory is striking In Its construction. The rigorousnea* of ? its lines lends a quiet and digni fied atmosphere In which one could well Imagine that experl L ments to revolutionise all of hu- ? ?man society might easily and readily be accomplished. There is a large steel furnace Cn one side of the domed and gloomy chamber. This furnace Is fitted with all kinds of queer dials, ^Wheels and valves. An eerie light Issues from It. The labo ratory haa one eliding window In the dome like that of an as tronomical observatory. The daylight Is filtered through a queer, many-faceted crystal prism. Gleaming tubes, shedding greenish ' rays, add to the creepy effect. "Suddenly a wicked electric spark darts halfway across the scene. From a trapdoor, when it is time for the momentous experi ment. there slowly glides the lighted sphere. Diana, on her glass platform. Is lowered Into the trap. A few moments later she Is raised, lifted from the board and la revealed as a stunning blonde. The transformation Is Complete! I "The Toung Diana," directed by Albert Capellanl and Robert G. Vignola la a Cosmopolitan production for Paramount, and like all pictures bearing the brand of Cosmopolitan is endowed with a splendid cast. Forrest Stanley ia Miss Davies' leading man. Pe dro de Cordoba plays the part of Dr. Dimitrlus. Maclyn Arbuckle and Gypsy O'Brien have Impor ta* t roles. Noted Revivals' On at Crand(ilVs Temporarily abandoning' lti fixed polity of presenting extend ed photoplay runs, Crandall's Theater this week will offer a dally change of program that will embrace the revival of seven of the notable film plays of the year. Today's foremost feature will be First National's release of "The Kid," starring Charles Chap lin and Jackie Coogan. This Is recognised as the finest achieve ment of the acreen'a aupreme comedian. "The Kid," a ?hill, feature-length production, will be supplemented by Irving Cum mlnga "Jewels of the River," a tense, tabloid drama. ?Tomorrow will be shown Mae Murray'a "On With the Dance." The auxiliary comedy will be "The Non-Skid Kid." Tuesday brings Cecil B. De MUle's pro duction. "Don't Change Tour Husband," with Gloria Swanson and Elliott Dexter, and the laugh able comedy, "The Fast Mall." Rodolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres will take possssslon of the screen on Wednesday In "The Sheik." supplemented by a car_ toon comedy, "Fresh Fish." "Tollable David"'will be Thurs day's feature, with Richard Barthelmess. A "Judge Rummy" cartoon, . "Help Wanted," will found out the program. Norma Talmadge In "SmilHk* Through," will charm Friday's audiences. A new Aeeop Fable, "The Blephant'a Trunk." will b* added. Ob Saturday Jackie rnngen will be pictured in "My Boy,* with Lloyd Hamilton ln\Tbe t A FEW attractive out-ofrcharacter snapshots of Marion Davits, beautiful Cos mopolitan screen star, whose performance in the spectacle "When Knight hood Was in Flower" has chipped records in fiimdom, and whose very recent picture, "The Young Diana," will be seen at Loew's Palace Theater for the first half of the week beginning today. - Waiter Scurries When Thurston Grows Playful A FEW nights ago a serious looking young man took t ?eat at one of George i tables in the main dining room of I the Auditorium Hotel in Chicago. I George, by the way, Is the old [ est and best-known eplored waiter at that famous hostelry. The guest might have been taken for a doctor or a lawyer, or. with a collar of a slightly different cut, for a clergyman. The smil ing old negro approached him and put down a glass of water ] and then turned to get the neces sary table wars. "t aay waiter." called the diner, ' "do you usually serve fish in the drinking water?" To George's amarement two tiny gold fish were swimming about in the tumbler he had Just placed on the table. "I auttlnly don' know ho^y dat happened, boss." said the aston ished nefro. "I'll take >m right away." | With trembling hands he re moved the glass #ith the fish to the pantry and brought another one. making sure this time that there were no fish in It. He aat It down before the young man and started to move away again, when he was recalled by a sharp note of repraach. "Walter. I did not order wine. Take this away at once. I never drink wine. It is bad for my nerves." With bulging eyes the waiter ?tared at the glassful of wine. He was sure he had put It there filled with water only a second ago. Where could the wine ha?e I come from? "I wish you would take Jt I awar." continued the diner calmly but firmly. "It makes me see things tfcat do not exist; for in stance. that pigeon In your back pocket." "Aa he spoke he reached out and apparently took a very ac tive whits pigeon out of George's I hip pocket, which he attempted to hand to the badly scared Ethiopian. I With 'k screech of terror old George fled to Manager John Calvey, declaring. "D? ols debbll hlsaelf Is In de'fflnlng room!" His fright was so real that the man ager decided to Investigate the cause of his fears. He took Just ona look and began to laughx heartily. "It's only Thurston, the mad dan, working up an appetite rei kis dinner," ha explained to the curious crowd that had gathered. I "The Monster" Coming. Joasph M. Oaltes will preaent at the Shubert Garrlck Theater tor one weak, beginning Monday, December ?. hla latest and most suoceaaful oomady drama. "The Monster," by Crane Wilbur, the author and actor. "The Monater" la a sensational mystery play In I which a auparaclentlst la ready to sacrifice lives, honor, money? everything to prove hla theories. Some people any there la nothing new under the sun. but here Is reported to be the exception. The cast Includes Crane Wilbur, Prank McCoqnack. Mllle Susanne Caubet. Ralph J. Locke. Walter Jamea and Michel Martin. 20 Years Ago in Theaters Here RATIONAL?Charles Proh Al man presents Charles Richman and Margaret An glin in "The Wilderness." LAFAYETTE ? Lavin a Shannon in "Beyond Pardon." COLUMBIA?Klaw A Er langer present Martin Har vey in "The Only Way." ACADEMY ? David Hprt fprd in "A Montana Outlaw." CHASE'S?Clay Clement & Co., in "The Baron's Love Story." Others. KERNAN'S ? The Briga dier Burlesquers in "An Ex tra Session" and "A Night in Parifc" EMPIRE ? Barnes' Dainty Paree Burlesquers. Two Travelogues on Program Today IN vle^r of the unusual suc cess which attended the matinee given at the Na tional Theater last Sunday after noon. W. H. Rapley announce* a^^j?^7 ? art extra trav elogue given Bar ton this afternoon at 4 o'clock, Hl|i|KVv| the subject of |&?n|nK* A which will be "Great Sights East of Sues. Wm While there will be a large number 1TBBBBefi*I beautifully col BWnoN MCH.MES ored tanUrn slides the majority of the Illus trations will be motion pictures made by Mr. Holmes In India, Burma, Ceylon. Slam, the Malay states and other colorful coun tries of the radlent Bast. ? This evening at t JO Mr. Holmes will give his already announced Travelogue. "Lafcadio Mearn's Unfamiliar Japan," which will be repeated tomorrow afternoon at 4:40. . ? t Gaston Glass, Poet. ? ? 9 Cable advlcee from Paris Indi cate that Oaston Glass, the popu 'lar romantic actor of the screen. Is likely to gain recognition as one of France's leading modern poets. Bom* time ago he entered a book ot his poems In a notable literary contest being conducted by a prominent Paris publisher and now It Is announced that his entry stands an excellent chance of winning first prise In which case his Interpretations of the In spirations of the muse will be Issued In a de luxe volume. The divulging of the contents of this ricent cablegram constituted the first Intimation that Actor Glass was In any way poetic, although toe has long been recognised by ttoe most erudite critics as "a truly Inspired exponent of ttoe drama." Slgrid Holmqulet, .instead of Claire Wlndspr, as previously an nounced, has been chosen for ttoe role of Patricia In support of Pola Negri In "Bella Donna," George Fltsmauriee's currsst pra I duct km ^ Paramount. She Sings Mammy Songs as a Real Old Mammy Does IN the word* of her counterpart on the pancake flour pack apt, the real Aunt Jemima will say to Waahingtonlans next weak, "Well, honey, l.yuh ah l?!" Although the popular vogue for. "Mammy" songs hna become al- ' moat universal In its appeal. Aunt Jemima la the foremoat, and practically the Hole Interpreter of mammy'* sunny humor. "I auppoao the principal reason for my taking to thia form of entertainment." aald Aunt Je mima, "to that I really was born down In 'the place where the sun shlnea beat,' and I just naturally never got over U." "Y'uall can aak me anything but that," she replied in reply to my inquiry as to what her nam* really was. "I prefer to remain Incognito until my succeaa i* pos itively assured and maybe even then. I don't know." All queatlons a* to her identity falling to elicit satisfactory re sponse. she was persuaded to talk about other things. "All my earliest recollections," #she went on, "are,bound up with the memories of my own dear old mammy?moat southern children you know are raised by aome trusted old darky mammy who has perhaps raised dozens ot her own children and know* better how to than moat 'new' mother* do?and *0 when circumatancea forced me to get out 'on my own' my first thought* were of her. Not that I thought of going out uralng?far from that?but her own Inimitable humor, her ability to aee the funny aide of thing* appealed to me to be a fine ftold for exploitation on the stage, and ?welir-hyah ah to," *he flniahed grinning. Aunt Jemima come* to Keith'* thl* week in a Jovial repertoire of the v*rjr lateat thing* In Jan She will be assisted by Joe Ray mond and hi* "Little Club Orchestra." Film People Liked. Salem, Mass., to enthusiastic about the production of motion picture* In It* environ*. During a three-week Stay there George Melford'a company making the Paramount picture, "Java Head," kept moat of the town'* carpen ter* and painter* busy, gave work to a flock of aallor* and packed the motion picture houae^ nearly every night. When it waa all over Roacoe H. Ooddard, aecretary of .the chamber of commerce, made the atatement that tha to^n had ''never had a more stimulating Influence." - Young Foy Sues. Gallagher * Shean are named defendant* In ft suit for brought againsf them by "Bryan Fltagerald, also known a* Bryan Foy," as the complaint put* It, who 1* a *on of Eddie Foy, comedian. Foy alleges he wa* to ? receive one-third of th* receipt* from publication and mechanical reproduction of hto aong, "Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean," "writ ten under an agreement with th* defendant*, and that th* , latter received ITI.MO In royalttoa, hat tailed to pay hton hto due. CONCERNING THE RAPID RISE OF NR. CANTOR Famous Blackfac* Comic Clot Hi* Start as Amstsur on Ons of Those Nights at Min er's Bowsry Thsatsr. ' ONE dark night, mom ten or sixteen years no, a young man might have been ob Hervnd walking hurriedly weatward along Orand atreet, New York city. Aa he turned Into the Bowery a voice hailed him with: "Where are you going, Eddie?" "It'a amateur night at Miner's," retorted our hero, and hurried on. He'waa Edward Cantor, Eaq., tak ing the atep that waa to glv* the stage one of ita moat gifted comc >llans. Eddie won the prise at Mlner'a that night, and .from an amateur at Miner's he ?oared Into the clear ether of burleaque. Join ing a troupe called "The Iiyllan ttajd ena." Eddie remained with "The Indian Maidens" for three weeka, after which he auddenly with _ draw. But 'OWE CANiOft where did he ?o from there? Cone# Ialand! Edward Cantor, atar of "Make It Snappy," which comet to Poll'a Theater next Sunday night, De cember 17, became a alnging waiter! Eddie hlmaelf estimates he had served scarcely twelve darka and alx lights when two gen tlemen walked Into the cafe in the same mysterious manner that Mr. Cantor walked Into the first para graph of this story. The gentlemen In question ware Messrs. Bedlnl and Arthur, of the Hammerateln vaudeville circuit. "Who Is that gink?" one asked. And Eddie waa forthwith Sum moned to Join the vaudeville team of Bedlnl and Arthur. Aa Cantor one day steered his check suit around the corner of Forty-second street he bumped Into a tall man who presented his card. Can you imagine Eddie's astonishment when be read the name of Flo ZiegfsM? Well, Cantor was invited to ap pear on the Ziegfeld roof for one night. Just to show whaf he could do. Eddie came and conquered. Then one day, hearing that the doings downstairs In the New Amsterdam Theater were even better, he ran down and again lapsed Into a state of complete hypnosis, which lasted (Or three seasons In the Zeigfeld "Follies." Our hero is now famous, and there Is little to record. For seventy-five weeks he toured the country under the management of .the Messrs. Shubert to the biggest business ever recorded by a new road star. What did the Shuberta do to regard so profitable a servitor? They made Eddie a full-fledged star, the duties of which hs Is now performing In the Now Tork Winter Garden extra vagansa, called "Make It Snappy," which comes to Poll's Theater tonight. Popular Themes. Stories of married life. Biblical themea, historical subjects and anecdotes which relate to mod ern bualness predominate In tlA Cecil B. DeMille scenario idea contest which cams to an end November 1. Tales of crook life and of young love, which for merly furnished the themea tor a great majority of motion pic tures were scarcely In evidence. - Mr. DeMille has three readers sorting *the thousands of ideas submitted and hopes to be abk to find one suitable for his next production. The results have al-' ready been worth while, hs be lieves, because they show the trend of public taste. First prise will be 91.000, second 9100 and third and fourth 9M each. One of the Best. "When Knighthood Was in Flower," the Cosmopolitan pic ture starring Marion Daviea, has been named by Will Hays aa one of the best of recent films. In an address made before the Philadelphia Forum the chief of the motion picture industry placed "When Knighthood Was In Flower" at the head of his list of reoommended films. Bryant Washburn has ended his short vaudeville* career and will return to the Screen as Fits vorv Tarlenhelm In "Rupsrt of Hentsau."- Bert Lytsil and Blaine Hammersteln will also play in the oo*ame picture which will be directed by Victor Heerman. Edward Montague wrote tHb scenario. With the temporary Injunction restraining Rodolf Valentino filed by the Appellate Division no far ther developments are anticipated in the case until the trial takes piaca. to about three ?yaths. /RENE BORDONI'S newest comedy, "The French Doll," with Irene herself, will be one of the bright clusters on the holiday Christmas tree for Capital play ' patrons. The show opens at the National Christmas Day. <u</iivv-rrv'?vvvv^nn-vy^r *?"-?*?*****?* 'Abie's Irish Rose' Sets Record for Lengthy Run X examination of Ions-run -* record* In the Waahingtoa theater as applied to itto attraction* reveal* the (act that "Abie's Irish Rose." the Anna Nichols comedy hit at the Presl dent, carrlaa off the palm thH weak by inaugurating tonight the fourth consecutive waak'a ?nnt? mant of a a tare play In the Cap ital of tha Nation. Washington la, primarily, a one weak town. It la comparatively rare that a play ever laata lonfrr than a week' In tbla city though once In a while, aome particularly splendid attraction, like a blgmu aical extravaganza, will play two weaka. In the entire modern an nala of the local theater, however, one flnda only three lnatancea of playa having run three weeka and only ona Instance of a play last ing for four. That four-week play, of course, la "Abie's Irish Roae." while -the two playa that run for threv weaka were ^very Hopwood'a two farces. "Ladies' Night" and "Oet ting Gertie's Garter." Searching Ram's Head Plays Begin This Week Tha opening production of the Ram's Head Players will take place on Wedneaday. December ST, and will include three plays of widely different type, with acanea laid In Spain, In Italy, and In Ireland, and with settings and costumes designed by James Reynolds. Robert Bell. James Reynolds and Walter Beck will each direct ona of the plays which go to make up the first bill of the first asaeon of thq.Bfcm's Head Play ers. and the guest star of tha occasion la to be Helen Bobbins, so wall known because of her recant success both with Jack Barrymora In Richard III, and with Lionel Barrymora in Mac beth. "The Jewel Merchant*" by Jamea Branch Cabell; "Three Nuna and a Lady." by Jamea Rsynoftla,?and "In the Shadow of tha Olen," by J. M. Synge offer, aplendld opportunity to teat the strength of thla little com pany of playera who are thus making their bow for the first time In Waahlngton's newest and tiniest theater. William Vernon Broyles. formerly aaalatant^ manager of Crandall's Metropolitan Theater, last week waa promoted to the managerahlp of Crandair* Central Theater, Ninth street, between D and E. Mr. Droylea haa already asaunjed his new dutlea and la directing the work at tha Central under the auperrlalon of Joaeph P. Morgan, general manager of the Crandall enterprise. David Powell will play the role of "Nick Lanring^ In Allan Dwan'a production of "The Ollmp asa of the Mom," now being made ?t the Long I aland atud o. He ?"> Piny opposite Bab* Daniels pad Nlta NaJdl. He's Promoted , back through the faded pages of history. It may be possible to find parallel) for these lengthy en gagements but a diligent Investi gation has failed to reveal them so far. However, the coincidence that make* noteworthy these lengthy productions la the coincidence that brought about all three long run engagements as repertoire productions, as productions Iden tified with the management of T. Arthur Smith and Henry Duffy and as plays offered in the single year. Ittt. The engagements of "Ladle*' Night" and "Getting Oartle's Gar ter" played at the Belaeeo Thea ter here last summer aa attrac tions of the Belasco Players. ?n which Arthur Leslie Smith and Henry Duffy were associates with George Marshall. On the termi nation of the stock season at tho Belasco, Smith and Duffy formed a new association, opened the President Theater and .now they celebrate by hanging up a new record four weeks Of "Abie's Irish Rose." Peg's OF Clothes | . Still Doing Duty | * Theatergoers who recall with pleasure the stags suc cess of Laurette Taylor In "Peg o* My Heart" Will doubtless be Interested to know that in bringing the great story to the screen. Miss Taylor wears the same quaint dresses, hata and shoes that became almost as fa mous as Chaplin's ragamuffin . make-up,' during Mips Taylor's engagement in "Peg" on the stage. "Peg o' My Heart." Incidentally, was first produced in Los ^11 geles, the Western city that sees the debut of so many of our latsr stage sued esses, and whan 'Teg o' My Heart" had finished its Western engagement. Miss Tay-_ lor had a whole neVr oqtflt made so she could put away as a keep sake the costume she had worn in Los Angeles. Later on, when Miss Taylor arranged to do "Peg" for the screen, she found that the sec ond st^ge costume was missing, and rather than have a third outfit made, she dragged forth from the mothballs the costume she had put away as a remem brance. One of these dresses is of blue serge, very shabby and a terrible fit. The hat 1s a plain, old-fashioned affair, trttnmsd with a few flowers. But, like Chap lin's famous run-oVer shoes, the very shabbtness of Miss Taylor's costume la the thing that makes It historic. Ths. picture will be presented to Washington for the first time this afternoon at LoeWs Colum bia, with Miss Taylor In ths same role she played on the stage. ? ?>? Patsy Ruth Miller will play Esmeralda In ths "Hunchback of Notre Dame." for Universal. I1ISS LAWRENCE HAS HOBBY FOR OLD PLAYS Star of New Play, "Secret*," at-National Tomorrow, Has One of Fineet Manuscript Collections'in Existence. Perhaps one of the busiest actressss on the American ?tag* Is Margaret Lawrence, who la being starred by *8am H Hards In the new play, "Secret*." at the National Theater, beginning tomorrow. Aa an Illustration. Miss Lawrence, who Is socially prominent, also esrves on the ad visory boards of many charitable organisations. In private life Mis* Lawrence is Mrs. Orson D. Munn. 8he Is the mother of two beautiful children. Tet she finds time for hobbies. Her moet precious hobby Is collect ing old plays. She Is said to have 'one of the moat complete libraries of this kind In New York. "Energy Is like love in on* re spect," says Miss Lawrence. "The* more one gives the more one has to give. I believe In many activi ties. They round out a life; they keep It from falling In a groove. I don't like people who live one life aa It were. I have no patience either with many people who com plain that they haven't time for this or t?at. A few haven't, of course, because of the circumstanc es of their lives, but there la Infi nite time for everything for most of us. Enthuslaam finds time; in difference loses U." Miss Lawrence believes that woman's place la the plaee her brains and energy make for her. It may be the home, It may bo the stage. It may be both. Ability, like money, makes many places for Itself. Strangely enough, or per haps not atrmngely at all, Mies Lawrence comes from a Quaker home where tradition of domes ticlty for women waa strongly In trenched. Her husband, however, share* her conviction that talent waa meant to b* used in the proper direction. Certainly Mis* Law rence's career demonstrate* that a woman may shine In many spheres Has a Soft Spot For Mr. Bluebeard SHOULD married men beat their wives? Was Blue beard right? and should Fatima have obeyed him? Clair* Windsor, who i* playlnp in "Brothers Under the Skin," ? Qoldwyn picture, which comes tc the Rlalto today tor a week, say? that the moot famous of all mar ri*d men?Bluebeard, not Adam? has never had his side of th< case presented. Furthermore, she doesn't believe that married met ?hould beat their wives, but sh* wonders if aora* wive* don't de serve the stick "no thicker thsr the thumb," which English com mon law prescribed aa good medi cine In th* hind* of a husband ' "Take th* role I am playing in thla story by P*ter Kyn*." gays Mis* Windsor, modern E| anything but her clothes- K and luxuries. She finds her aoul, how? When her hua- .ji; band develops ?] the courage to B |SSE^?~< treat) her aa Q^rgdlKJNDtOR. though ahe were a responsible woman. Instead of a toy. Doesn't a person feel a mental beating as much as a physical one? "No, I'm not defending Blue beard and hi* method*, but Isn't It true that th* only report of his caa* was mad* by the rel* tlve* of hi* surviving wlto? How do we knoW that many of his unfortunate spouse* didn't ask him to surrender everything for the aake of their pleasures. "Seriously, 'Brothers Under the Skin' is a most Interesting pic ture to have worked la because It touches on a universal prob lem. Here we see wive* la the mon led and unmonied sphere* of life, and In each case we aee women who take advantage of th* natural chivalry of the Ameri can husband." Shooting "Go-Getter." E. H. Griffith, director for Co* mopoUtdn Productions, believes that he 1* fully qualified now to serve a* an expert on river* and harbor*. For th* past week he haa been up aad down the N*w England coast in sasreh of a water front location suitable to thr making of a particular, scene In "Th* Gb-0*tt*r."' a picturtsa tion of a Petsr B. Kyn* Story which h* la directing. After traveling up past Boston, looking th* ground ov*r around New Bod ford and Fan River, circling the Now Tor* harbor front from Coney Islaad to the Eaat and North riv*rs aad as ploring th* J*rs*y coast, Griffith finally got th* d**tr*d location down n*ar Baltimore, shsis this ?can* will %* "*hot."