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pj, - 1 " " " ' ! -t -. - " ' . i . i JgJ ; 1 Cafynffcl IMJ NitfwMi FWJUAtoj CmJ2 5P . jffi I What Happened to Rastus Johnson Shanghaied, Shipwrec ked and Finally Taken Captive By jfl Lj Bloodthirsty Zulus. Vhen About to Be Thrown Into the Pot to Be Cooked for a Cannibal istic Feast, He Ii Reicued by a Duky Princes in Quest of a Hut-band. ' "Rastus Among the Zulus' (Lubin) Rastus Johnson, a happ go-lucky coon. . after rating a large meal, lies down on -4 the dock to take a nap W hile hr is 1 (lumbering three roughs happen along " and see him. and knowing sea captain S who is in need of men to fill out his , crew, they seize Rastus and shanghai K' him. He is placed aboard the ship and H-i'v the voyage started. The vessel is Hj , wrecked off the African coast, and poor Bl Radius is the only survivor. While wan- H(Ih dering along the beach he is seen by Hfi the Zulus, who immediately give chase i Rastus runs through the jungle, but is JT&v BUij Qqjrlt f I Compelled to give up They capture him and take h:m iirfore their king. v. bo ' orders hun to be cooked (.ir.e -,f the vomen of the tribe, who happen, to be present when Rastus i brought in, Knowing the kings daughter is ambi tious to be married to some man outside of her own tribe, runs off to trll her of the captive. Ra.-tus is led to the royal kitchen, where the coofl pot j; prepared. They are just about to thrust him in, when the daughter pleads with her fa ther for Rastus' life. This he grants on one condition, that Ratu- mu-t marry the daughter. This he tells to Rastus, and RastUN after a good look at the daughter, decides to take to the cook pot. This enrages the king so thru he orders Rastus to be seized and given a sound heating. They scire him and throw him on the ground and commence. They beat him so hard that he wak to rind a policeman tapping him with bis club. The blue coat orders Rastus to move on his way, which he doe little the worse for his terrible dream, y . Warren Kerrigan was born in Louis ville, Kentucky, in 1887 He stands 6 feet 1 inch high, tips the scales at 190 pounds ; is single ; color of hair dark . color ( of eyes dark; has had three I- years' photoplay experience ; has had extended stage experience, appearing with Shubert's "Brown of Harvard" and "Road to Yestcrdav." Bradv's "Master Key" and Belascp's "Girl of the Golden West1 He is more familiarly known to his friends as "Jack," and his Vl principal diversion and pastime is writ- 3&jA' ,nS to the many admirers of "Flying A" w productions. He is a general all-around sport? man. W$tb'' E$5i! The EdjfOfl players in England are at present located in Devon and Cornwall, PHP where they are producing a 'fries of aBSM fishcrfolk subjects At one rehearsal in ifE$ which Miss Kisbett was concerned the SnM: party were caught by the tide and had BFH, to rush for the rocks. Smuggling pic- Ntt tures in which the British coastguards are shown at work have also been made, gjfjgj while in every case the background and SB settings are constituted from the fine HmB scenery to be found in the locality. m E S S A NAY HH FIVE-A-WEEK IB SEE THEM AT YOUR THEATRE EDISON PEERS INTO THE FUTURE OF THE FILM AND TELLS WHA T HE SEES THERE Improvements On Which He and Many Others Are At Work He Docs Not Think Talking Pictures Will Displace the Silent Photoplay. The motion picture is a subject of very deep interest to Thomas A. Ed ison. Willi all his oldtime physical and mental activity and energy apparently unimpaired he continues untiringly at work in his efforts to bring it closer and closer to perfection. When the writer called on Mr. Ed ison at his laboratory in West Orange a few days ago he found him quite willing to give his views on the motion picture, past, present and future. Lean ing back comfortably in his chair, after lighting a long cigar, he said in reply to a question as to the most notable steps of prcgress already made in mo tion pictures : V - A. Mr- 1 Uion- '"Both "will bcVrd '1 !' SIxbW 'fk tm At talkine P'"-"ture, when perfected, will Sll VV. y'ttWVL Prov'c tnc Poorer people with that fly - ulljjjj) other branch of entertainment, singing .... and music. Wc will sec and bear litfle "Better photography, better actors and better technique in the studios, as well as the combination of manufac turers to prevent the marketing of ob jectionable pictures through censor ship, have been the great advance strides in motion pictures," Mr- Edison began. H gazed for a moment into the cir cling clouds of cigar smoke. "The moving picture will endure as long as poor people exist," the inventor continued. "It fills the same want in the lives of the masses, that the five cent trolley car filled. The motion pic ture (its into their income. The work ers deserve and must have more amuse ment than the richer folk who are able to afford the regular theater and other expensive pleasures." Mr. Edison firmly believes that the film is a mighty lever for good. "The motion picture is the great educator of the poorer people It incites tlicir imag ination by bringing the whole world be fore their eyes h vets spectators think ing and raises their standard of living." The inventor smoked on -ilently, as if mentally weighing the future. "The next steps of advancement will center about better photograrh . with less flicker, the production of multiple reel screen dramav colored pictures and possibly tereoco.ic films with the effect of actual depth. "We do not know yet how to attain the stereoscopic effect I have no than four snppesunns a dav from all ?arts of America, but not vet have I ound one process which is practical "I have long been working on a meth od to secure photography in all natural colors in their right value " The wizard drew from his pocket a mall strip of film upon which a scene was repro- ' PJ' Y K " H FlI-M Co t35KXf3 PRODUCTIONS tr7' MAI', r Vol' "mv.T. nM( vVHKv ADOUH zukir omu fionuin duced in the tint? of nature and hand ed it to me. "It is raw yet," Mr. Edison com mented, "but it proves the possibility of color photography. We can take six teen pictures a second. The Lumicrc process requires several seconds for one picture. It is quite a technical feat to get motion photography in perfect col oring Our Mr. Fowric has devoted five years to it and it is going to come. Then, with the stereoscopic effect, per fected talking pictures capable of oper atic reproduction, and the elimination of the flicker, we shall have the whole thing. --ealaManasil Brunette ' 1 fy "oi ni-n ! 9 l operettas, impossible with silent pic tures." "What is your estimation of the fu ture educational value of pictures?" I asked. "Books," declared the inventor with decision, "will soon be obsolete in the public schools. Scholars will be in structed through the eye. It is pos sible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years. "The motion picture is destined to develop some of the most wonderful players in the world. The talking pic tures demand and require good acting. "In five years we will produce oper ettas in perfected talking pictures almost as good as if not better than the original. We will have better artists, we will re hearse longer, and wc will jjive the full volume f the melodies. It will offer the poor a show for their money and. when you phase them, you win a mighty clientele. "In the years to come and the vcars are not far off. although there are many who will doubt my prophecy the tech nique o the picture will he so perfect that the great actors and actresses will live in their own homes, while their pic ture reproductions will travel and spread their art This will come be cause the screen productions will be so much better than a performance of trav eling players, which must naturally be affected by varying condition, "It will pav to rehearse the dramas for three months previous to a perform ance before the camera. Rehearsal is evcrvthing. Then duplication of the finally perfect performance will be un limited. The motion picture reproduc tions will travel while the actors are preparing a new drama. So the pic ture will revolutionize education and the drama." Chatter Caught As Cameras Click Adolph Zukor"! Goes Abroad to Seek New Features for Famous Films. Roiemary Theby Become a Reliance Star Clara Morri' Home to Be Transformed Into a Studio Thomai Comerford Join the Estanay Eaitem Stock Company. c Adolph Zukor. president of the Fa mous Players Film Company, vailed for m Europe August 20th on the Mauretania. Mr. Zukor will make a whirlwind tour of the continent m the interests of his companj. It is believed his minion is an important nc, details of which will be disclosed after his arrival upon the other side. Thomas Comerford, well known in motion pictures for his ability to handle the differed! characters assigned htm. f has iomcd the L anav Eastern Stock I Company Mr. Comerford plaved in Lincoln J i. arter productions for oer a q-iartcr .. a century. Mr. Comerford will play heavy parts. a , Roscmarv Thehv will make her debut for the Reliance (Mutual Program) in a 'lirri'rffI Pturc dramatisation of "The Tangled W'cb." under Oscr Apfcl s direction. She will he starred in the production, which is well adapted to her stle of acting , . a . Harrv Mjrers one of the hardest working and most successful of the JLQH I a bb o ? uani v9KlHBi& players of the Lubin Company He i six feet tall, with blue eyes and darl brown hair, weighs in the neighborhooc of two hundred pounds and delights ir athletic exercises. He had an experi ence of fourteen years on the speaking stage. It is said he has an ambitior to succeed King Baggut as president oi the New York Screen Club. e The Pines, which has been the hom of Clara Morris for 35 years, haj been purchased by the Reliance Motior Picture Company and will be converted into a studio. When rccrses came two years ago, friends and admirers of the actress, now blind, raised enough money to pay off the mortgage on the place Mrs. Harriott, the ld-time ac tress's name in private life, is now liv ing in Whitcstone, I- I The estate purchased by the Reliance Company comprises about four acres of high cround. overlooking the Hudson River at 262d Street, New York City. The property man with the Kalem Company at Rockaway, N. Y., was in structcd to secure a canoe for one of the scenes and later in the day appeared, paddling down the stream. Whether or not he has aspired to become an actor he has not as yet announced, but what ever his purpose he began to cutl some fancv stunts which capsized the boat Unable to swim, he called lustily for help The Kalem chauffeur hap pened to be standing on the bank and. making a spectacular dive, he dragged the amateur canoeist to safety. KINEMACOLOR LICENSED HOO'S HOO AMONG THE POWERS BEHIND THE THRONES IN FILMDOM Sidelights on Robert Daly, George Du Bois Proctor and C. A. Willat, Whose Names Hold High Rank On the Scroll of Fame. Photoplay patrons will soon sec on the screens picture? of exceptional power ' and charm due to the carefully laid plans of Robert Daly, who is perhaps, the cle crest director engaged in staging pictures 1 here 1 i' .,1a i . an indefinable quality about his ork Bpsl - which compels interest without revealing the me- Ul.lHIi-: I i.l. JlEgffijBK, - Those who know Mr. Dal) say that he has the WBgS '- kn.v k of imparting his immense personal magnetic WraSf' vp; hc picture. That he has the gift which n&. . 11 !" ""an10 his mental conceptions into -HHhHv practicable working to deal once with stu- aiVMHaW pend'.'US effects and the infinitesimal details that y til ,r produce them; i" hold simultaneously ' ' . iv 1,r r"' ' broad vision and the mechanician' pett) HtjHsHm- JWfcfav '''P apr scc I'ttle; to dream and h while to figure on "getting over" to that most important clement, the audience And his audience consists of millions of photoplaygoers throughout the United States who patronize the Universal program. Mr. Daly's loyalty to his w.rk is reflected in his loyalty to his employer, Carl Lacmmlc. the prince of the independents. Associated with Mr. Daly are Fritzi Brunette, the talented and beautiful actress, and Glen White and Frank Smith, whose popularity is universally conceded. ' ' ' '' Qi rge Du Boi Proctor, who wields such a trenchant pen in behalf of the uplift of the photoplay, has leaped comet-like from some shadow beneath the .... 1 -ty.. .. .U - f.l IT- ti i -. : r , ' ' I 1 iivi m ' 1 ' 1 i - u,t- . ' . I r : i i . i lC - ! i .i-l;. of tnc enthralling writers in the SPwSka, . motion picture field an exceedingly brilliant master BH l construction and phrase. A photoplay producer W&i n' U'' '"r ,,is 1 r' "' analysis recentl) -.nil of t limi : ' ,nouK,n at n-t the man was merely clever. ' r v-n I then I concluded he was both clever and ob- " 4HR erant. after which I made the concession to my- jfti. JO. ,n-,t ,H' inspired. AH three conclusions jjjOSj, r. -ng. H. ; merelj intelligent in the nth jj- ll"?rrf the only way I can account for his C A. Willat. whose individual efforts have been to a large degree responsible for the success of the New York Motion Picture Company, has tendered his resignation as general manager of that company. Mr. Willat has organized a company to produce (KSSS!'SH'"r' feature films, and the first part of September will Hj wkl go to Europe to secure agencies and make a tour of BE VaiH European mcl wE. AJmmWnLv turo producti' BMl r-BK 1,11 new company ha purcl :d a large btudi.i KT and factory building in ev, Mi Willat. or tJm Doc Willat as he is known throughout the industry, Hg PChaps, ablest in his line there i He HH .jiamW is immensely popular among the boys of the Screen HB C1ul, the famous New Vurk organization phot,,- Bnk play actors au1 producers. jatbjUBB t This is due to the fact that he is a kind, loyal, friendly amenable, companionable citizen, who will go farther than nio.t folks to nelp or oblige a friend and who doc- remember longer .han mr-t a service per lormed for him. IjJl demand that I lBP UNIVERSAL PROGRAM A Photoplay That Teaches a Lesson "Intemperance," a Kalem Release, Tells a Story of Wrecked Lives. The Outcome of Kitty's Attempt to Reform Hor Lover by Marrying Him Mi Laura Sawyer to Fill j Important Rolet for the Famoua Player Film Company. "Intemperance" (Kalem-) John Brent, the young minister, is well be loved by the members of his congrega tion. He makes his home with his sis ter Kitty, who is his constant compan ion. It is with no little unhappiness that Brent sees Kitty falling in love with Bert, a young man of the village, who is often given to intemperance. The girl hopes to be the means of saving Bert from his one bad habit and prevails upon him to enter the church. Bert apparently Uses down his tajte for liquor and Brent finally approves of the marriage. But a number of mU fortunes come to the husband and he seeks the consolation of the weak. Tha, little home becomes the scene of man sorrows When Kitty can no longer en dure Bert's reprehensible) habits she takes her child and returns to the min ister's residence. Brent meets her at the ! door and hears her pitiful story- He ! insists that it is her duty to remain with . her husband and bids her go back to him. Kitty obeys, but the minister, full of apprehension, follows. He is just in time to save his sister from an act of violence on the part of the crazed hus band That night Bert discovers that Kitty has gone to her brother's. He stealthily enters Brent's house during the absence of the minister and is about to commit a greater crime when he U intercepted by a burglar, g i v Mi:s Laura Sawyer, Until recently leading lady of the Edison Company, has severed her connections with that concern and is now associated with the Famous Plajcrs Film Company. Miss Sawyer is very popular with the moving picture public, and during her long connection with the Edison Company was lifted among the first favorites. She has appeared in some of the most popular films released by the Edison Company, prominent among which arc ' Lead, Kindly Light," "For the Cause of the South," "Cliff Dwell er's Romance, " "Right for Right's 1 I ake," "Groundless Suspicion," "A Day That Is Dead." "Held Up in Holland" Mi5s Sawyer has been engaged to do some important work for the Tamous Plaers. Recently a film publication repre sented Mis Sawyer as stating in interview that she would rather be man. Miss Sawyer is eager to contrs diet this assertion, as she is quite cofl" tent with her present role in life, does not contemplate taking up imper sonations.