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[jt PAGE FOUE OFFERS Wl EACH FOR NEW PICTURE IDEAS r Famous Players' Company to ' Pay Authors Big Price for Scenarios. The most remarkable monetary offer over made in theatrical or motion picture circles has been announced by the Famous Mayors Film Company in its proffer of }1,000 each for 100 scenario ideas, making a total of SlOO,000 lo be spent for photoplay material. .There have been a number of seenarln contests conducted by flint producers in which prizes were offered for the winning scripts, tho remaining Ideas Which were submitted being purchased at a nominal ligitre. Deliniiely Coininllled. In this ease, however, the producers are definitely committed to pay Si,000 for every idea which is accepted, and no script which is not worth this amount will be purchased. Inasmuch as the Famous Flayers desire only to thave authors of recognized ability submit .ideas, the announcements are appearing only in large national magazines of tho highest literary standards, so as the bring them before the greatest number of writers, mate, .mm offer on the nart < of one of I ho olricHt producing concerns is u striking commentary 011 the confidence which it lias In the fn-j turo of the grcut industry which is so frequently rumored to lie weakened 1 by Its own Phenomenal (irowtli. !At its present rate of production the. scripts purchased from this source alone would provide material for more ' til an two years to come. When it is considered that a contract is still in force between those producers and the Charles Frobman Company, for dramatic rights belonging to It, thut, that rights to other big plays* and novels have been acquired for the ecreen, and that the Famous Players Rre under contract with the Paramount Pictures Corporation to supply thai organization with photoplays for the twentv-three vears. II is apparent that the men at the helm nf the concern believe in the unlimited future of the motion picture industry. HER LAST FILM Rita Jolivet Gives Up Screen Work at Her Husband's Request. . /j Rita Jolivet. the well known actress who recently became the Countess do Cippico, has just arrived in New York following her appearance at the Oliver j Morocco film studios. I/is Angeles, in j "An International Marriage" by (ieorge i Broadhttrst. Since her marriage tlioi countess has forsaken her theatrical career in accordance with her husband's wishes and had it not been for j the fact that she agreed to do a photoplay for Air. Morosco prior to her becoming the wife of theli Italian nobleman. she would not have appeared in this production. r* thn f "An Ininrnn. It IB UIIUCIOIWU !????. .... tlonal Marriage" will therefore tie the last subject in which she wilt appear before the public. The photoplay will be released on the Paramount Program the end of July. SERIES FOR ItrSSKM,. Presentation of William Russell, popular, star of the American Mutual! studios, in a serie sof fit" uui Mutual Star Productions is announced by the j Mutual Film Corporation. Is Engaged by Knickerbocker > ,r-*i jBk RUTH ROLAND. Ruth Roland, famous star of "Who Pays?" and other serials, is the latest iddition to the galaxy of Knickerbockir stars. Her first picture is practicalit completed. . . it , THE Alice Brady At Orpheu Triangle and Blue Bird Features Also Booked There for the Week. flroal plays and area I players are scheduled lor presonlatlon at the Orpheuin theater this week. Monday, Alice Brady will appear In "J,a Vie Be Uoheine," taken from the opera. "La lioliente," in which Mine. Cuvajerl scored her marvelous triumph. The story is extremely interestliiK and deals with happenlh'gs I In th?> La fin rj unrt.fr of Paris, Fran re. Anofhrr chnpfor of flio famous "Mys terics of Myra" wf.il also bo offered Howard Kslaltrook am! Joan Sothern arc stars. Military Nftccturlc. Tuesday, a tiineb' 'I'rianglo film, "The bugle Call." IVnturing William Collier, Jr.. and Anna l.oltr will bo the special feature offering. The play Is a military cQtorlacle, but has a beautiful thread of romance running through It. The settings are wonderful, and the action is above criticism. A Keystone comedy "Hearts and Sparks." will be shown also in two parts. Wednesday, "The Ilngal Call." and The play Is sniil to Is- one of the best and with them another chapter of "Peg o' the King." the Interesting circus serial, featuring Francis Ford MUTUAL T WILBUR May Gaston His Leading Woman in Number of Two-Act Productions. ; Announcement is made #hv the .Mutual Corporation of the release in forthcoming weeks of a series of two act photodramas. starring Crane Wilbur. who for the past year has confined his activities to Horsley-Mntual! .Mastcrpictures. He Luxe Edition. First of these two .act Horsley-Mutual features with Mr. Wilbur will be released July 1. under the title of. rmmmmummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?mmam | GOSSIP OF' A new play by Lee Morrison to ho, produced is called "Two Bad Brown Eyes." ?-o? Edwin Holt has a playlet, "Like, Father. Like Son." by Ralph T. Ket-f tering. - - o? Oliver Moroseo is to produce a play by Frederick liatton called j "Upstairs and Down." ?o? "Too Much Johnson." Gillette's famous comedy, is being revived by! the stock companies. i ?o? When James I\. Hackett produces "Othello" next season Phyllis Neilson Terry will be the Desdcntona. Loo Dietrichstein is again to play in "The Great Lover." going on tour after an engagement in New ^ork. ?o? Christine Norman is to play the leading role in a play by Cosmo | Hamilton called "The Mother Wom| an." Mrs. Thomas Whiffen is to make a tour next season in a playlet. "The Golden Night," by Edgar Allan I Woolf. ?o? Edgar Allen Woolf has secured 1 the stage rights of a story called ; "Through the Door." and will dramatize It as a playlet lor the use of Florence Rockwell. ! -o_ I Tom Lewis, who was appearing ,n j"Mo!Iv 0.." has returned to vaudeville. j Tyrone Power has been appearing In "The Servant in the House" on I the Pacific coast. Henrv Kolker is to be seen in a new romance drama with the very prosaic name of "Hello." I "P.en Hur" is to start out again j on its annual tour, which has now become a stage institution. William Gillett. is to appear tn a I new play next season In which he will have the role of a middle-agon lawyer. I Fred .VIbio, after an entire reason I in New Vork, will burin a road tour in Boston in September, with "ITitthe-Trall HolIIday." ?o? Joseph Brooks will make an elaborate production the coming season of a dramatization of Zane Grey's novel, "The Border Legion." 0? Fnv Wallace and Began Ilughston are playing "Forty Winks" on the jUBacific cwut. SUNDAY TELEGRAM, f to Appear m Tomorrow? h? | and Grace Cunard. Thursday 's feu turn will be a lilue fiird play, "Naked Hearts." The draJ rnatle action of thin siipreine offering | Is remarkable and the theme deals with the adventures of a young and 1 a beautiful girl among vultures of i society. Hi the caul are such stars , "" I'I din riui uiiiuidiwM, ! I!?n Morning and Douglas Oerrard. Th(t piny In sid to tin one of the best issued by the Unlvcrel Company anil ; It will undoubtedly prove highly interesting and enjoyable. Other dramas of special value will also be I shown on this program. wBaSSmL^ Talmndge anil l/ewls. Frlduy and Saturday a Triangle offering, "Cluing Straight," leuturing Norma Talmudge and Ralph Lewis will be the feature attraction. It Ik In live uclfi. The story tells of the son of a millionaire, who, though well trained and highly educated, falls In the hands of had company and turns Into crooked paths. Through the love of a beautiful girl he is brought to the better things In life. A Keystone comedy "Ambrose's Cup of Woe." featuring un all star cast of funny folk, will he shown also. The music plots will be highly entertaining this week. Music from the best composers will be rendered I to the delight of all who attend. OSTAR 'IN SERIES , "The King fo Make Believe." Second of the two act Wilbur features "The | Fool's Game," will follow two weeks later. ( For the presentation of this verile young star in these exceptionally in1 teresting two act features, a company of capable players has been selected. Mae Gaston, who has appeared opposite Mr. Wilbur in various of his feature productions released by Mutual, will continue as his leading woman. John Oaker, Joseph Hazelton. Perl Idmore and O. Bigelow are additional i members of his company. THE STAGE Irene Franklin is to star in a dramatization of Ituth Davis's novel, "The Melting of Molly." ?o? Ferdinand Gottschalk tvill have a principal)' part in "Please Help Emily" with Ana Murdock. ?o? The Mayor of Boston has announced that while he is in ofllce no problem or sex plays will he allowed on flic local stage. Phyllis Nellson Terry will play a vaudeville engagement, beginning in August, prior to her appearance with James X. Hackett in the hitter's revlval of "Othello." -0Thr Droam League of Now York j will np\t season produce as features of its work scenes from typical American plays of periods from 1750 to the present time. ?o? Helen Lowell will have an import-j ant pari in "Jane O'Da.v from Broadway," by Wlllard Mack, in which Blanche King is to star. I . A play by George V. Ifobart is to be produced in the fall with Jeanne 1 Eagles, Thomas Rose and Maclyn Arbuckle in the leading roles. ?o? j Grant Stewart has written a play j which has been accepted for produc-1 lion by the Henry It. Harris estate. ' Cyril Scott and Fay Bainter will have the leading parts. ?o? Oliver Morosco produced in Los j Angeles a play by Owen Davis called "Mile a Minute Kendall." Harry I Mestaycr appeared in the title role ! and Edith Lyle in the leading feminj inc part. WITH V>li;iU( V\ AGAIN. Richard Bennett, recently api pcaring In the hichly .successful New j Turk production "Klo Grande," and | the star of the American's film fca' ture, "DnmRged Goods." is to be seen i again in American Mntual photoplays. He will be starred in one : of Aaron Hoffman's stories. J0IX8 CSITERSAI,. | Albert Russell is another now name that has Just been added to the Universal payroll. Mr. Russell Is to codirect with Hilly .Vlason in the lattcr's comedy scries, in which .Mr. .Matton is to play lead. Mr. Russell, assisted and ' co-directed with the Blograph ComI pany fur the lust two aud one-half JXUitiL. _ v' LARKSBURG, 1Y. YA., ST ilHER GODSE ! QUITE WML SAYS MR. LIN He Facetiously Censors Ntir, sery Scenario As Some Po litical Boards Would.' The secretary of a progressive women's club writes tiie l.nhin com- j pany, submitting; a scenario which in-1 eludes all the Mother Goose Jingles. Iteferred to Klegnnind l.ubln for do-! clston. the pioneer of the screen, said: i "The writer doesn't take ibo censors Into consideration. For instance, j we take the scene described as follows: "'Taffy was a Welshman: Taffy was a thief: Taffy came to my house And stole a leg of beef.' Depicts Crime. "Sure to he eliminated as depleting crime. The second stanza, where Taffy is beaten over the bead with a leg of beef, would certainly he ellnt-i inaieu on inn sumo grounds. "Thon that one where papa is going to buy a rabbit skin to wrap Baby Bunting in. No, thank you. 'Dollars; and the Woman," the .'Incest photoplay ; of the season, was objected to by the Pennsylvania Board of Censors bo- j cause there's a daintily dressed baby | in it, and 1 wouldn't want to take any | chances on one that was waiting for a rabbit skin. Directory Profane. | "Kenneth MacCowan, of the 'KvcnI Ing Ledger,' who is impatient with | censors, once suggested that I might | make a good scenario of the Bell Tei] ephone directory, but in reading 'he I hook 1 found a 'Closh' on page 163 I and a 'Pamm' on page 111, so what I was the use?" MERGED Infn firm Cnrnnrfltinn Arp thp Lasky and Famous Players Concerns. ... The Famous Players Film Company and I he Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play I Company, two of the oldest and best j known motion picture producing companies In the United States have merg-| ed Into one corporation- The new company representing the combination of the resources and activities of the two lirms. Is called lite Famous Play. crs-Lasky Corporation, with a capitalisation of *12,500.000. Tliti consolidation definitely settles the various rumors with which the 1 two companies have been connected j during lite last few months, tending! to Indicate other affiliations. It Is I authoritatively staled that the Fam-] tuts Playcrs-Lasky Corporation will | distribute its productions, as the two companies previously have done, i through Paramount Pictures CorporaI lion . Is Now Working In New Feature Edna Goodrich, Morosco-Paramount Star. I Closely following the release of1 "The Making of Maddaleiia" on the Ihiramount Program, the Oliver Morosco Photoplay Company announces that Edna Goodrich, who portrays the chief role in that photoplay, has com-! tnenced work on her second vehicle under this banner. "Hodv or Soul," a stirring dramatic subject by L. V. .lef-1 ferson is the title of the now Goodrich j photoplay on wnicn activities uuvc oi-i ready been started tinder the dircctiou of William D. Taylor. TO IIKAI) COiU'A.W. Jteeause of Iter exceptionally pood work in recent American and Signal Mastcrpictures, Do Luxe Kdition, Khca Mitchell has been chosen to head the big company of noted players appearing in support of Richard Bennett, in his Initial American feature release "The Sable Curse." vrhirh will be released as a Mutual Star Production. ?++*++++++++++++ + EASY JOB. + + + + One afternoon, a fen- days + + ago, 1/niiso Lovely, the Blue- + + bird star, and .lane Bernoudy + + were chatting in one of the big + + electric light studios when a + I -r call came for the latter. + ; + "Just a minute," said Miss + + Jtcrnoudy, "I'll he back soon. + + 1 have to go to Air. Leonard's + ! + set oud die. It won't take + + long." + I + + I + !* ?* ? * * * * t JNDAY, JULY, 2, 1916. 'TheHighes Red Btc a'1#' The photograph here reproduced represents a gripping scene in the live-part American-Mutual William ltUHseJl feature photoplay, with William Itussell and Charlotte liurtou In the icading roles. This is a compelling story, in which the action carries from Wall street and A.'iv \ ?rk .society lollie IlirilllUflin wilds of the (Ireat West. As the hero, William Hussell gives a wonderful Full Pay and EoA Tells 1 %, jBwffianfra inn ML William Fox, President I William Fox, president of Fox Film I Corporation, known throughout the I who hrnkp I u I (II lilU ll.iu .? tlir movie trust," and himself one of i the largest producers and distributers! if motion pictures in the world, employing 10,000 men of lighting age, lias notified President Woodrow Wilton and Secretary of War linker, that lie and his corporation have granted full pay to every employee who has' or will voluntarily enlist In the mill-) tary or navul service of the United \ TALKS WITH SCRE I Series B By Beatriz I 5. M?iv 1916. lAyVjjV. ? , SSF5 to become screen actresses meiel.v tc sort that dote on being noticed and c Btrntting in a manner most apt to malt are some girls who have looked to t lights and a so called gayety of life tl inized. These types of girls, however, arc tion picture actresses. They may thin! merely regard the profession as a meat are foolish, this is quite apart from at The truly ambitious girl is the one well worth her best endeavors. With else, hut the end, in and of itself towar tiringly directed. She sees that pictures embody a gt rllice that she may make some tontri and not its reward that counts first wl To the casual glance of a too una Her sacrifice may seem to have been directed. However, in so far as her her ideal, she was nol foolish. It doe success to prove wisdom. ? I t Bid" is a >oded Picture j characterization of a real man. while i Charlotte riiirton does all that could ; he done to Inspire love in the hearl of a man worth while. | This is a verilc. red-hloodcd story j j front start to finish, and Is Just such a masterful accomplishment as has I lifted William Russell and Miss Iiurton into stellar popularity. "The Highest I Hid" is to he released hy .Mutual on I July 6. Jobs Back iis Employes Fox Frlm Corporation States during the Mexican crisis. In taking this action, Mr- Fox has heen moved by a spirit of patriotism and fair play. He has notified his employees throughout the United States that their salaries will be paid to their families each week, from the day they are mustered into service until they are honorably discharged. Their positions in the corporation will be held open for them until they re rn, no matter how long they may he required in the service of their | country. EN STRUCK GIRLS / t Two I Micheiena 22. \ by Beatrix Micheiena.) ys the girl who writes rae from Boise, Ink me foolish because I want to be a actress." ty other girls have addressed me with same plea and so I am taking this issuring them all that I think none of In fact that 1 think no one foolish for tie ambition. ichind this desire to become a motion there may l>c foolish or unworthy moll come from the delusion that there is be made In the profession at little exaest work; or It may he a false glamor oal. I am sure that some girls wish i satisfy a silly vanity. They arc the ire fororer dressing and flouncing and ;e them conspicuous. Worse still there pictures as an open gateway to bright I- .lunlhrr tn he safelv scnit iu.l ?a nut ?> .?. wo ? __ not seriously ambitious to become mole they are, but as a matter of fact, they is to a less worthy end. Although they ty desire to become a screen actress, that regards picture acting as a calling her it is not the means to something d which her best efTorts are to be unseat art and fs willing to labor and sacbutlon to it,and it is this contribution th her. ppreciatiTe world she may have failed, for naught and her contribution misambition was laudable and she trim to s not always take-fame- nor recognized SECOND SECTION TALCUM USED I CARTRIDGE . FOfjIES Rights to Clever and Much Needed Invention Bought by Jack Dillon. Jack Dillon, director of Vogue comeHlfto tnr tiir> .V111f11m 1 Film f'nrnnrnfinn. has purchased the exclusive rights to a "shootless cartridge." This remarkable ammunition, designed for use in motion picture shooting scenes, is the invention of H. Spearman Lewis, of Chicago, an expert on light ordinance. In ,Steel Capsule. Mr. Lewis, who has specialized on the mechanical application of compressed air, has evolved a cartridge loaded with talcum powder and air under COO pound pressure to the square inch. The air charge is contained in a tiny steel capsule behind the talcum powder. When the enraged movie villain pulls the trigger of his musket, pistol or revolver, a plunger pin punctures the capsule, releases the air and discharges a spurt of the talcum powder. which in the film picture gives a realistic effect of the Jet of flame and wreath of smoke which come from ae ilal aunflfA | Entirely Harmless. The Lewis Hot Air Cartridge is entirely harmless and practically noiseless. It will not Injure the most delicate fabric or skin. When more realistic effects are required for closeups, it may he loaded with curranl jelly. Mr. Lewis admits that the idea was evolved in his boyhood days, wljen farmers loaded shotguns with rock salt to protect watermelon patches. ' THEATERS CLOSED Along the_Mexican Border 'Ow ing to heeling tngenaerea i by the War. i Motion picture exhibitors have been hit by the troubles along the Mexican border. A. Clcgg. manager of the Dallas, Texas, branch of the .Mutual Film Corporation, has wired J. C. Gra- | ham of the <X?\v York oflice that many of the exhibitors who depended upon Mexicans for their patronage have closed their theaters because of racial feeling, while others are only showing pictures two nights a week. The decrease in business has been a blow to the motion picture interests in that section and as there is no relief in siaht many will have to suspend entirely. I III IKK IH.ll II \ I i l? I Hi STAND A III I clakkskukgs n r. t'iu.> i is degrees cooler tiia.n the street Perl. 1 CIO, 3:ir>, 5:?lO, 7:00 and 8:15 P. M. Monday Paramount sessl'k hayakawa in "ALIEiN 'SOULS" A I^isky Production Adilod: Paramount Pictoeraplis Tuesday | Metro I marg i'erite snow mid WILLIAM NIGH I IN "His Great Triumph" Added: Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew Latest Patho News Wednesday | Paramount, HAZEL DAWN IN 'J "THE FEUD GIRL" Added: Barton Holmes .Travels Thursday | Metro FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN and MARCtTEIUTE SNOW IN "THE SILENT VOICE" Added: Napoleon and Sally Friday | Fox 0 VIRGINIA PEARSON ' I TXT I I I. "HTPOtCEESY" Added: I/atest Pathe Tfews Saturday Selig WILLIAM FARNUM In the nine act "TBBBPCBUBBB" See the great fight. First ttae at this price?TE5 CE5TS Added: The Paramotint Bray Cartoons. ?