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The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, September 06, 1913, 4 o'clock p.m. City Edition, Image 2

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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
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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.
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.
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-
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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
--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
"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
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.
, 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 ,
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Harrv Mjrers one of the hardest
working and most successful of the
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.
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.
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
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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
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
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
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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
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

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