ALSO HAS ITS
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
"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.
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
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."
comedy will be
brings Cecil B.
De MUle's pro
and the laugh
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*
Ob Saturday Jackie rnngen
will be pictured in "My Boy,*
with Lloyd Hamilton ln\Tbe
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. -
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
| 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
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
"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
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
"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
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
KERNAN'S ? The Briga
dier Burlesquers in "An Ex
tra Session" and "A Night
EMPIRE ? Barnes' Dainty
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
at 4 o'clock,
Hl|i|KVv| the subject of
|&?n|nK* A which will be
East of Sues.
Wm While there
will be a large
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
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
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
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
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
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.
RAPID RISE OF
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
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
Eddie won the prise at Mlner'a
that night, and .from an amateur
at Miner's he
?oared Into the
clear ether of
ing a troupe
after which he
_ 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.
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
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.
'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
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
"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
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
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.
, 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
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
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
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
"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
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
Patsy Ruth Miller will play
Esmeralda In ths "Hunchback of
Notre Dame." for Universal.
HAS HOBBY FOR
Star of New Play, "Secret*,"
at-National Tomorrow, Has
One of Fineet Manuscript
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
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
her clothes- K
finds her aoul,
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
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."
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