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EMPIRE Vaudeville. UNIQUE "Brown's Vacation." In the Spotlight SOMETIMES when you are seated a little to one side you may look Into the wings and catch a glimpse of the girl who Is to lead out the line of dancers. There may be something wan and wistful In the look of the face, but always the smile ap pears when the dancer comes into view. The audience applauds and goes j home to Its Morris chair and Its pipe, gets out Its dressing gown and slippers and takes a look into the crib to see whether the babies are asleep. The dancer's smile is gone before # the lights of the theater are out. There seems to be a fleeting apostro phe of something which the dancer seeks but does not find ln that look of weariness which follows the smile. Ed win Markham has a story of a poor harlequin who had nothing to offer at the shrine of the Virgin. When the gifts were brought, being empty-hand ed, he stood aside, silent, until the chapel was empty. Awaiting his op portunity, he stole in and began a dance before the image, Juggling with the gilded balls, and whirling through his fantastic harlequin pantomime. The monks found him, still dancing, and, horrified at his act of desecration, had him held in chains. He had brought no offering of money, but he had given all he had. The world Is not kind to Its harle quins, whether they are men in motley, or those who write or paint, or carve ln wood or stone. They bring their all to the shrine, and : sometimes their ■ hearts are wrung when the dance is the merriest. !;i.The" Actors' Fund of America, of which Charles Frohman is the head, aids ln smoothing over some of the rough places -or the men and women c. "the profession." They give much and ask little. There is no j cause ; worthier. A benefit ball for the Actors' Fund will be _rlven early in February ..nder the auspices of the Belasco, j Auditorium and Burbank stock com panies. The committee in charge will require all the support you can give it. The ball will be one of the , most Important of the midwinter so . cial season and will be under the .;•. tronage _f persons prominent in Los Angeles society. It is an enterprise deserving V. support of every man J who has ever been entertained at a ' theater. ... Sparks Berry, with the Lambardi Opera company, which will appear at I the Mason late in December, is in ■ town. Several days ago a friend told him that he heard there was to be a "new chorus. "New?" said __r. Berry, "1 am not ulte sure what you mean by new; whether the girls really are new or whether you are asking whether this is the first time they have been, together. I They are new in one sense. They are grandchildren : of the 'new* chorus' I ' had here two years ago. ■ , - ■ ___MMtts_M ... 'DeWitt C. Jennings, who will make : his first appearance tomorrow night with the Lewis Stone company at * the i Auditorium, comes fresh from Charles Frohman's production of "The Mollusc," at the Garrlck theater, New York. Mr, Jennings earlier this sea son had an important role with Rob ert Edeson In "The Call of the North," but when that play failed to evidence sufficient, box office merit to warrant .Its continuance Mr. Jennings left the Henry B. Harris forces and went over 'to the Charles' Frohman camp. , Last year Jennings played the role next in importance .to that interpreted by Frank Keenan in David Belasco'* pro ' duction of "The Warrens of Virginia," He is a thoroughly experienced and capable character . actor of; exceptional attainments. Jennings' initial work at the Audtorium : will be in : the ' part of ' Bates, . the . faithful < servant in "The House of * a Thousand Candles,"*. th* ma tic version of Meredith Nichol son's mystery story, that enjoyed such PLAYS AND PLAYERS i ] a tremendous vogue a year or so ago, . I and which I was bound to reach the footlights sooner or later. In the east ,i I "The House of a Thousand Candles' was played by E. M. Holland. Mr. Hol ! i land appearing in the same role that , | Mr. Jennings will have here. • • * j I The Burbank stage hands have some I Ideas of their own about stage realism. I In "Glittering Gloria" the brlndle bull dog which appears on the stage Is sup posed to have an aversion to men with red neckties. He is turned off the stage into an adjoining room, where two men with vermilion cravats are supposed to be hiding. 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Stone has played ln this sprightly entertainment on a previous occasion ln Los Angeles, and his work in the role originated by Willie Collier is of such supreme ex cellence as to stamp him one of the most versatile actors of the native stage. ... Manager John H. Blackwood of the Lewis S. Stone company makes the in teresting announcement that "The Shepherd King," Wright Lorimer"s more than ordinarily successful melo drama with a religious background, will be played In this city for the first time by a stock company anywhere. ... "Hall" seems to be a fateful name for the Burbank theater. There have been four Halls. The first was Blanche Hall. She Is now a star In the east and at present Is considering two big, offers, one In "My Wife," the role ln which she recently appeared at the Burbank with great success. Laura Nelson Hall, who was leading woman at the Burbank several years ago, now Is playing in New York with great success. Jessie May Hall, for merly ingenue with the Burbank forces, Is starring In New York state at the head of her company. Mary Hall, who will be seen tonight ln • "The Stubbornness of Geraldine, promises to be fully as successful as her predecessors. She has had wide stock experience and has shown admir- ! ably In rehearsals. "'aMBBM| ... _ Jack Belgrave, one of the younger members of. the' Belasco Stock . com pany, is one of the best dressed actors In ■ the ; city. .. He - wear* at least; one new suit In every part he plays. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 13, 1908. Miss Florence Leslie, whose picture appears in today's Herald, will produce a new dance, which she has originated, and which will be known as the "Adam and Eve" dance. It will require three persons, as well as three large snakes, for which Mlss Leslie has placed an order with a New York animal dealer. The reptiles will be properly domesti cated by having their fangs removed and will be guaranteed not to become afflicted with stage fright. The set ting for the act will be painted to rep resent the Garden of Eden. There will be three scenes, with - five difficult dances. The first will be "The Temp tation," the second "The Forbidden Fruit," the third "Passion and Pru dence,'' the fourth "Exiled," and the last "Adam and Eve." Mlss Leslie will be assisted by Mme. Lorena, who originated the "Patsy" dance with Richard Carle, in "The Ten derfoot," and later appeared with "The Spring Chicken." Alfred De BonJe of Boston will be Adam. Edward La Tlone will be cast as the devil. Miss Leslie, who has spent the last year ln Los Angeles, and Is well known in this city, will produce the act for Murray and Mack In Tan Francisco New Year's day. The company will. appear ln Los Angeles during the week beginning January 10. - ... Charles Wheelock, the stage manager of the Belasco theater. Is looking for a dumb dog. Recently Mr. Wheelock CONWAY TEARLE AS BEN HUR i ...' By -•-. Bx I^y^lxj:l-__B '■--. i__ /^ ________ __■ ~* _/" t__^rs,_\<^!^_\_^'^ _B___ * _j^___S^-_^fc. f % 2 %£ §_ •■"-I. ■■■ _4 -__s__-g.^# Xmmßm I ™P7zs* ** f%>^^^i^ ___X * * '"■ * *t_A^^<*^ ?■ **W!»____ ;■'■'■/,'-. ->:•;■■■;■'-"^-'■i.'-^^iS■ ■ -"■^si'''^^i_. J_^^. "i&^'v'y - Sc^w v'■s^>_v;. .'- L-.■'->^'*J3&_oßEw_MM--B_-_ L ~' . - -* . . hs_- v ' V/* * tV%/ ,"£ i^i.-* _|l___ *_■/, 't A "/-* M * ''Ml"- , r .' :..''■' "^ * ' '■ ' -.; 1 Hi fcl*aa*««M*_—Sß_^__BaW^ss_^_^_^_s_^________-^^^B^^^^_^_s^_Bn Blsm^sn^^^^^n**t ELEANOR MONTELL, WITH "FACING THE MUSIC" purchased a handsome Scotch collie, and took the animal to his home. Everything was serene, as the dog. being tired after a long Journey, fell asleep early, until about 3 o'clock ln the morning, when the dog awoke and, finding himself alone and In strange quarters, gave voice to his sorrow. The next morning there was a delegation of neighbors at Mr. Wheelork's door to demand the removal of the collie. Wheelock says "never again!" Louise Hardenburg, who is with Henry Horton at the Orpheum, has a unique souvenir In the shape of a large dueling sword which hangs ln the Horton home on the Hudson, New York. The sword was used ln a duel, of which Mlss Hardenburg was the In nocent cause. "It was In Paris," she said, telling of It, "and I was annoyed by two men of the so-called ' 'nobility,* who persisted In sending me notes and flowers. Finally, they met at the stage door and 'had it out,' as you say. The re sult was a challenge and a duel. One got a pinprick from the sword of the other and the latter sent me his - capon as proof that he had 'saved my honor.' How my honor was In volved I never knew, but I have the sword as evidence of my part ln a du ello." ,:-.--.. ■-■■a . • » * (■•» « Recently an article appeared in one of the Los Angeles papers telling of the artistic green room ln Itlr. David Belasco's New Stuyvesant theater In New York. The article fell under the eye of one Burt Johnson, the stage doorkeeper at the Belasco theater of this city. He looked at the four walls of the green room with Its poster-cov ered surface, and immediately began his planning. he green room now pre sents a very different appearance, be ing artistically decorated in green, ma roon and old gold, with a beautifully decorated celling, executed by the clever artist, Mr. Ansel Cook. Mr. Johnson states. that before he has fin ished he will have one of the most attractive green rooms in the city. Bird Millman has a mother who guards her like a hen would Its one lone chicken. The little Millman never knows whether notes come or not, but the Orpheum doorkeeper has orders that all such go to mamma. That ends them. Miss Bird has a younger sister who Is rapidly coming on as a wire walker, but her own ambitions are tending toward straight dancing on terra fl na. "I hope some day they will let mo dance on the ground," says Mlss Bird, "but so far I have had to woo Terpsi chore, whoever she was, by wire." The Millman work is no easy snap, by the way. There is a rehearsal -f the whole family every morning, from mamma, who swings by her teeth, to the youngster, who Is Just breaking Into public view. FLORENCE ST. 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That minstrelsy as such Is passe Is demonstrated by the fact that within a few Weeks three old time black face artists have been at the Orpheum, and another Is headed this way. AH de- I clare that they cannot find use for their talents In legitimate minstrelsy, be cause It Is out of date. Fred Warren came first, and so declared; George :"rlmrose closes here tonight; Lew Hawkins comes Monday, and "Happy Jack" Gardner Is on his way. Most of these men have had minstrels of their own, to find an outlet for their abili ties. Just as vaudeville absorbs the greatest artists In the drama and music, so it reaches down even to minstrelsy and takes the cream of that. Primrose declares that he has more audiences, of higher class, in vau deville and appeals In twenty minutes, wlicre hitherto he has had to force his show for two hours. Hawkins says tho same thing; ■; ■.. "It's true that baseball in the last twenty years has fearfully and won derfully 'evoluted,' but the changes are all for the best, and the game as played today is much faster and snap pier than lt used to be," said Tom Welch of the Welch. Mealy and Mont- PART TV, rose trio at the Orpheum. Mr. Welch was a member of tho famous Cincin nati Reds when that team was first winning laurels in the Ohio State league, before the organization of the National association. "One of the great differences between the professional baseball player of to day and the old-timer Is that the for mer is paid a big salary and Is forced to keep in the best of condition to hold his Job," said Mr. Welch. "He must be an all round man, a good base runner, a hitter, and play his position well.. In the old days if a man was a good catcher that was all that was deemed necessary. He was supposed to leave the hitting to a man who was signed lor his ability in that direction. "In tho early days of the game all pitching was done under-handed— lf the pitcher raised his arm above his waist the unplre called a ball. Seven balls entitled a man to take his base, and the catcher was not required to catch the third strike. The only player allowed the use of a glove was the man behind the bat, and a common occur rence In those days was to see the catcher carry to the game a good-sized piece of chuck steak to place inside his glove, this being allowable under the rules " # , , ... Karl Formes, Jr., of the Hartman company Is the "goat" of that organ ization when lt conies to reading the wealth of new operas flooding the Hart man mall. Formes is a clever com- poser and musician himself, tend he "knows the goods," hence Hartman re lies upon him absolutely. ' Formes has already lain awake nights reading the scripts of local musicians and writers, and still is sane. i > ... Walter de Leon of the Hfartman forces at the Grand looks like the vie tim of a deep, dark plot nowadays. He has to put on burnt cork every night and twice on matinee days, and his complexion is rapidly taking on a close resemblance to the "map"; of a negro minstrel. • ... "Muggins" Da-vies of the Hart»an company at the Grand Is a saving little soul. Every night she is sup posed to smoke a cigarette. She has to furnish them herself. She has already spotted every cigarette fiend in the company, with the result that her little ' silver case Is kept full all the time, without cost to her. It pays to be economical, at Christmas time. . ". ... " * - ■ ■ ■c;''"" The enrollments for the Hobart Bos worth Institute of Dramatic Art are proceeding rapidly and the lists are al- completed for Its opening, which will take place about December 15. » _ • A notable change in policy is an nounced by the Empire theater, effec tive on and after Monday, December 14. Heretofore this house has presented four new - vaudeville - acts each week, a double allotment of motion pictures and two illustrated songs. The price* of admission : have ranged from 10 -to*, SO cents. Beginning Monday, the price for ad- , mission to any "part of the house. will be 10 cents for both matinees and even ings, except Monday matinee, when the ; house will be thrown open to the pub- ' lie free. .■ ■.■f Then, too, there will be an added feature in _ the . reinstallation'■: of;' the Empire theater stock company," headed by and under the direction of ,'AUG.", Franks. ; Assisting Mr. Franks ■in : the . weekly one-act comedy i offerings ' will be Fr> cis Hoyle, Frank Morton, ] Lv- v etic Stirling and Frank Morrison.