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Record Crowd Flocks to
See Naughty Paris Play
Censors Reserve Judgment Until Cold
Gray Dawn—Critics Call Show Fair
Extensively advertised as Immoral,
"The Queen of the Moulin Kouge" at
tracted to the Auditorium theater last
evening the largest audience ever as
sembled In Los Angeles to witness a
theatrical production. The mezzanine
floor, ordinarily kept closed, was
thrown open to accommodate the
crowds, and when the performance
began not a seat was to be had any
where, in the house. Nor was the au
dlence of tho type which might have
boen expected. West Adorns street and
tho fashionable Weatlake district were
woll represented.
Exactly -524 persons passed the door
tenders. They came in automobiles,
in carriage*, on the street cars and
afoot. At 8:15 the congestion in the
lobby was so great that three doors
wore thrown open, and even :it Hint
the performance was delayed slightly
through waiting for the crowd to ar
rive inside and be seated. Several
hundred late comers were turned away.
Most of them, however, purchased
tickets for later In the week ami not
-.< U w laughingly expressed a hope that
the committee of censors would not
intervene before they had an oppor
tunity to see what it was all about.
The official censors occupied the third
row of the center section. They were
headed by City Prosecutor Guy Eddie,
vith Chief of Police Galloway on the
aisle. They were there on business
and they behaved themselves accord
ingly. Once they laughed. One of the
characters in the comedy had ex
pressed surprise at learning that he
was in a gambling house.
"Where, did you think you was?
queried another. "In a church?"
This particularly apropos retort
proved too much fur the committee and
the laughter that followed came first
from the censors themselves.
At the close of the performance Mr.
Eddie declared that no action would
be taken until morning In any event.
"Personally," he said, "I find nothing
in this performance to commend it,
but I do not know what the committee
will decide. If we agree that tho pro
duction should bo stopped warrants
will be sworn out the first thing in tho
morning and the play will not be re
peated if we have to station police at
every door of the theater to prevent it."
Mrs. diaries Farwell Edson, who rep
resent:; several of the women's clubs
on the censors' board, when asked
■what she thought of the performance
replied that her opinion probably was
identical with that entertained by "the
rest of tho audience," which Delphic
utterance may mean much or little.
L,en Uehymer was a prey to mixed
•motions. Resident manager of the
Auditorium, Mr. Behymer naturally
smiled when lie contemplated the box
office receipts. The smile, however,
was somewhat sarcastic. Once the
crowd hud jammed itself inside Mr.
Behymer .seated himself at his desk
and wrote:
"Just a note to say that the most
representative audience Los Angeles
ever furnished came to the Auditorium
tonight Never before have wo been
able to set all the critics from all
the press in the house on any one
night. Ministers, merchants, lawyers,
the committee of safety and all the
various walks of life were represented.
A quarter of a million of dollars' worth
of automobiles surrounded tlie park,
and hundreds of applicants for seats
were turned away been use we had no
more seats to sell them.
"What do you think of it? I have
had the expense of bringing- 'Parsifal'
here at ?10,000 a night; Paderewskl at
14000; Pavlowa and Mordkin nt $19,
--000 a week; Sembrlch, Schuman-Heink,
Ben Greet, the Damrosch orchestra.
Bernhardt, the Grau Grand opera com
pany nnd many other of the very best
dramatic and musical attractions; yet
we never have known such a crowd
as this "When the queenly Tetrazzini
comes next month, believe me. she can
not equal it. I have tried the high
R-rade gau.e for years. I have been a
high brow, but now I know why others
ride in automobiles and ] ride in street
"comment on the foregoing would
seem to be unnecessary. All that Mr.
Behymer aayi la true, and it merely
proves 1 Ti.-, t exploited indecency pays
better locally than exploited art, even
■when the? indecency flaunts Itself In a
church tor the Auditorium is a church
one day i nthe week and la owned by
what is virtually, if not nominally, a
church corporation.
Ho far :>■■■ "The Queen of the Moulin
Rouge" is concerned, a v. rdlct of its
Duality depends entirely upon the view
point Prom the outlook of the i
Bional theatergoer, the man or woman
who goes to a playhouse infrequently
and r/ho seldom or nevei has
patronized a musical i imedy, the
Queen appe ir< d a vi ritable Jezebel.
There were many sue] li lasl night's
audience and the I ' ere to
be shocked wi i lappolnted.
On the other hand, the habitual thea
tergoer neither w nor heard any- 1
I'ili\p more daring- than had come un
<ler his ol either at
the Auditorium itself, .-it the Mason or
at the Majestic Tl io sit
uations, risque llw ■ : < "*
--turning in the "Queen of the Moulin
■Rouge" but none more risque or more
daring than otl era that hai i le hi -
■„■ and which occasioned com
tiv ly little comment at the time. There
Is a mild sort of a ■' ir il Ing
which has been surpassed In brazi
many, many times; and I i pos
i, llx net no more than the
"living pictures" which fjrniri.'iiEd ■■ "lit-
[JJ. Uilvcrwood
Maricopa I'on «r Ilrarh
IJahertifirlil Kan Bernardino
Lot Augelr*: Plxth ami Broadway
221 «. Spring
OKA VATSFor the dainty crcatlono
In tiesSllverwood's ha« a more
exclusive ehowlnir than you'll find
I \v]iero elso.
years ago nnd which are still seen oc
casionally In tlio vaudeville houses.
.Likewise there is an ■'Apache dance"
Which also we have seen in vaudeville.
The point is just this: "Tho Queen
of tho Moulin Houge" combines more
of these features in one evening's en
tertainment than we are accustomed
to see. The "spice" is sprinkled too
thick for savor.
The piece boasts a plot which does
a hop, skip and a jump through weight
of the t/'ii seines and which jumps
completely over two of them, to make
its reappearance later. What the story
is about deiics detection, but it is
there. To begin with there's a political
situation, presaging the dethronement
of the king of Arcadia, who is in Paris
painting the town as brilliant a crim
son as he thinks the censors will per
mit. That's the beginning and the
end, too, so far as the end matters, for
the audience accompanies the king on j
his rounds and watches him wield ttie |
brush. lie doe* a fairly good Job of it. !
visiting the artists' ball, the gambling
establishment known as "the house <>r
the green shutters," the police station, j
where .several young women arrested
in a raid partially disrobe so that they
may be ".searched," and the cafe of
the "dead rat."
The company is large and of fairly
good ability. The costuming is bril
liant. Many of the musical numbers
are tuneful and all of them are ex
ceedingly well staged. Judged apart
from its indecency "The Queen of the
Moulin Rouge" is not n bad show.
The censors permitting, it will remain
at the Auditorium through the week.
Nothing will be omitted from possible
future presentations. Samuel E. Kork,
who owns the production, declares that
it will be given intact or not at all.
It is up to the censors and the city
And If it is permitted to continue
the Auditorium doubtless will have tin; ,
biggest weeks business in Its history.
Again comment is superfluous.
George Beban and his company, pre
senting Mr. Beban's delightful one
act play, "The Sign of the Hose," still
hold first place on the Orpheum pro
gram, despite the fact that this is Be
ban's second week at that theater.
"The Sign of the Rose" is a stage
classic in miniature and Mr. Beban'S
acting in its dominant role is a wholly
admirable bit of character delineation.
It is to be hoped sincerely that the
rose will not lose its wonderful frag
rance when subjected to the forcing
process necessary to develop it into a
four-act play.
Tho newcomers to the bill ore D. J.
Andree's "Studies in China and Ivory,"
a posing act. James Callahan nnd
Jenny St. George, in a sketch entitled
"The Old Neighborhood;" the Six Musi
cal ruttys, and the Temple quartette.
The Andree offering displays gen
erously the rather buxom charms of
the three women engaged in It, the
figures apearing as Dresden china, an
ivory statuette and something that re
sembles very closely the old fashioned
"frosting" figures which pinnacled
grandmother's wedding enke. The act
is not particularly artistic, but It is a
The musical Cuttvs perform various
ly upon string, vind and wood instru
ments, the xylophone, as usual, com
ing in for its share of popular appro
val. One of the young women Is a
cello player of much more than or
dinary merit and the six can make as
much noise when they all got going
together on cornets and trombones as
a moderate sized boiler shop. The net
is neatly costumed and yesterday af
ternoon made a big hit with the audi
The Temple quartette i.= like most
§§§I^sl^ The Tenderfoot Farmer
l»^^P|^^ It was one of these experimental farmers, who put green
ate), spectacles on his cow and fed her shavings. His theory
llsSsSaKsliiisiS*^ was that it didn't matter what the cow ate so long as she
|§SSJs3*j2^!fiKj was fed. The questions of digestion and nourishment had
Pi^^ff^*n^l not entered into his calculation*.
Hr^JEJfij^' It's on'y a "tenderfoot" farmer that would try snch
W ' an experiment with a cow. But many a farmer feeds him
self regardless of digestion and nutrition. He might almost as well eat shav
ings for all the good he gets out of his food. The result is that the stomach
grows "weak" the action of the organs of digestion and nutrition are impaired
and the man suffers the miseries of dyspepsia and the agonies of nervousness.
To strengthen the stomach, restore the activity ot the or»
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ose Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery. It Is an nn»
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In the strictest sense "Golden Medical Discovery" is a temperance medi
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Raw Coffee has advanced fully
tbrco cents a pound In the world's
during the past six months.
,! ances Roasted Coffees four
cci , owing to the shrinkage in
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NEW TORIC. Dec. 19.—1f District
Attorney .Tehn K. Clarke of Brook
lyn grants the necessnry permis
sion Mvs. Jennie ]">cnnrllor of 125
West one Hundred and Twenty
flrst Street, Manhattan, will with
draw her complaint, and William
dark, who held up and robbed her
a week ago in Brooklyn to obtain
money t i purchase food for his
starving wife and babies, will go
free. The sympathy aroused by the
sad story of Clark, which was
found to be true in every particu
lar, caused a fund to be raised for
his family and one theater man
ager to offer the proceeds of a
matinee as help.
When the case came up for ex
amination in the Adams street po
lice court of Brooklyn Mrs. Pen
neller turned to Clark and said:
"I'll do my best to get you free,
for I realize yours is a deserving
case. But in the future when you
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male quartettes, except that It -dis
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The boys can sing and their audiences
ore quick to appreciate the fact.
"The Old Neighborhood" isn't much
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of Callahan and some melodious harp
playing by Miss St. George. Some of
the speeches alloted to the man mem
ber .of the team are truly Celtic in
their wit. and the Irish songs win ready
and enthusiastic approval.
The holdovers, in addition to the
Beban play, are the Asahi troupe of
Japanese risley performers and magi
cians; Mme. Jewell's manikins and Alf
Grant and Ethel Hoag. The motion
pictures, showing the International
motor boat race, are worth seeing.
■Lewis S. Stone and the Belasco Thea
ter company opened last night jn a big
production of Hoyt's hilarious farce
comedy. "A Stranger in New York.'
Into this fun show the Belascoites have
put In a number of the late Broadway
song hits, until the performance is
much in the nature of a big musical
comedy affair. Mr. Stone, Mr. Camp.
Charles Giblyn and others of tho com
pany are heard in song and dance num
bers and Miss Bessie Tannehlll, espe
cially engaged for this production, has
two'line selections. The production is
full of life and merriment and should
prove a happy and popular holiday of
fering. It will be reviewed in tomor
row's issue.
Reviews of yesterday's new bills at
the Los Angeles and Pantages vaude
ville houses and at the Princess and
Olympic will appear in The Herald to
Th» district court of nppe.nl affirmed a de-
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