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The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, April 23, 1911, Image 44

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Modern Limousine Proves Excellent Dressing Room for Actress
MUSICAL STAR FINDS
NEW USE FOR AUTO
Member of Follies Company Prepares for
Stage on Way From Cliff
That the modern limousine may he
put to greater service than protecting
milady from the sharp winds, dust and
other inconveniences that she is certain
to encounter while motoring to the
theater, a musicale, or.to keep a social
engagement, was demonstrated last
"Wednesday afternoon, when Fanny
Brice of the '•Follies of 1910," converted
a Studehaker limousine into a dressing
room, and on the ride in from the Cliff
house to the Columbia theater changed
from street attire to her stage costume.
By the time, the machine pulled up to
the stage door slie was ready to dart
on the stage for the matinee perform
ance and sing her opening song. "Lovey
Joe," with the same assurance that she
was as carefully and well costumed for
her number as though she had gonH
through all the preliminaries in her
dressing room in the theater annex.
With Vera Maxwell of the company
to act as her maid, Miss Brice left the
theater at noon, enjoyed a ride through
the Presidio and Golden Gate park and
then on to the Cliff house. Shortly be
fore 2 o'clock she left the Cliff, and
when half way through the park the
curtain/ of the limousine, were drawn.
the interior of the car being brightened
by the electric lights In the roof, and
the change to her stage character n|-as
Parted. When the car swung into
Mason street and up to the theater her
stage toilet had been completed, and as
ehc. left the limousine in her gaudy
"hobble."' followed by her maid, she was
received with a serifs of "Oh!" from
members of the company, who feared
she would suffer a fine for not being
ready to appear on time.
The roominess of the Interior of the
Ptudebaker limousine and its luxuriant
furnishings made it possible for Miss
Brice and her maid to make her change.
of costume and complete all the details
of her makeup in the interior of the
car. The set of toilet articles, abso
lutely necessary for "making up." Miss
Brice found as part of the equipment of
the car. For instance, in convenient
holdings she found the puff and pow
der box. the rouge box, pencils, brushes
and mirrors. Even a clock was handy.
■o that she was able to time herself,
and see that her change would be com
plete In time to appear on the stage.
On entering the limousine at the Cliff
house MUs Brice feared that the motion
of the car negotiating some of the
rough streets, rocky streetcar crossings
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FANNIE BRICE OF THE FOLLIES COMPANY LEAVING CLIFF IN STREET ATTIRE AND REACHING THEATER READYfOR HER ACT.
and turns In the congested district
would interfere with her preparations
for her stage appearance. On leaving
the car, however, she said that ' she
was delightfully surprised in this re
spect, and felt as though she was seated
in front of a dressing table in/a
"dream" of a dressing room.
When asked if she had any trouble In
changing her gown, Miss Brice replied:
"No, indeed, it was almost like mqving
around in a drawing room. With the
extra seats folded out of place we had
more than ample room."
When Miss- Bricf> stepped oi]t of the
limousine with her accentuated cupid's
ips find attired in her first net
costume, si > pri.-A
employes and t)ue
wtiemhers of th^ Follies company.
'c in the world did you dress?"
shouted ?nme of the girls.
"In my Studehaker limousine on the
way in from the Cliff house," replied
Miss Brice. smiling at the puzzled
grmip of stars.
"Tea, but your makeup. Where did
you get thai
"Girls, there is not a thing that you
need in your makeup that is not in
that car." answered Miss Brice. "And
everything is right handy in llttl" cut
glass Jars with.gold tops. The interior
of that i-ar is furnished to m queen's
taste. 'iance, roominess and
completeness? is simply exquisite."
til for*hf>r to go on ended tUnt
Brice's enthusiastic description of her
unique ride and experience.
NEVADANS ARE NOW
BIG AUTO BUYERS
O. D. Jud<i, Nevada agent for the
Howard automobile company, was in
the city last week attempting to have,
the local Bulck representatives give
him a larger allotment of cars. Judd
says that Nevadans are taking hold or
the automobile this year with remark
able vigor and the list of buyers In
cludes not oniy members of the wealth
ier classes, but many farmers and mer
chants are taking hold, of machines
for economical reasons. Several stage
lines have adopted the automobile in
place of,the horse draw vehicle and are
able to make stations which formerly
took them three to five days within
one rlay. I
THE SAX FKANriSCO TALL, SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1911
NOVEL METHOD TO
SELL USED AUTOS
Local Company Inaugurates an
Original Scheme to Dispose
of Old Cars
The Van Neu atlto sales company
lias inaugurated a unique and start
ling sale of rebuilt and used motor
cars. Their leading feature to attract
attention to the-hargains they have is
in taking one particular car and drop
pine: its price $25 each day at noon
until sold. This is demonstrated by
iftaofl of a huge clock which has
two hands, one indicating -Ihe price
of the ear yesterday and the other to
day. These hands are moved at noon
sharp each day. No matter what fig
ure the price may drop to, the car will
be sold for the first cash offer at the
price stipulated by the clock on the
c purchase ia made. Since this
sale was inaugurated, according to the
manager of the company, there have
been many inquiries for cars and great
interest is being taken in the dropping
hands of the clock.
SEELEY WILL TOUR
STATE IN RACER
George Seeley, the -well known local
racing driver who recently broke the
round trip record between Pan Fran
cisco and Pel Monte and captured the
Chanslor &, I^yon cup for the White
company, is shortly to tour tho state
and Kive exhibitions in a White rac
ing car. Seeley has been seen on the
street-* of the city during the past few
ilays with his racer, which he has
christened "My Fal," and has attracted
much attpniion with his car. The ma
chine has' been finished in an attrac
tive shade of blue. Perny C. Innes,
the Tiavoline oil man. has accompanied
Seeley on several of his trips about
the city.
FORD FACTORY MAKES
BIG MARCH RECORD
There Is fond for thought In the ad
vices .lust received from the Ford motor
company, by the Standard motor oar
company, local agents for the Ford
that during the 28 days of March 3.600
Ford cars were hullt and shipped from
the factory. This is an average of
150 cars per day, representing over
$100,000. Reckoning on a general out
put of 150,000 cars for the enttre year.
It will be f>een that the Ford factory
will turn out one car to every ;
all otii^r makes.
LOUIS RENAULT IS
VISITING AMERICA
Famous French Manufacturer in
New York; Unable to
Come to Coast
I#ouis" Renault of Renault Freres,
manufacturers of the famous Renault
car. arrived in New York this week
and will make a short visit at the
American headquarters. In all prob
ability he will come as far west as Chi
cago, hut he has Informed Manager
Rene J. Marx of the Pacific Belling
branch that he will be unable.to visit
San Francisco on this trip, despite the
latter's urgent invitation for him to
come to the coast. In his letter to
Marx, Renault says his firm is most
pleased with the way the Renault car
is being received in America and espe
cially on the Pacific coast. He states
his regrets at not being able to come !
to California, but hopes that at some ,
future date he will be able to come
here and enjoy a tour In this world
famed scenic wonderland.
"HUP" CLIMBS PACHECO
PASS IN EASY STYLE
R. C. Anthony of S. G. Chapman's
sales force has Just returned from a.
trip to Los Bano?, made in a Hup- '
mobile. fore idoor touring 1 car. An In- 1
teresting feature of Anthony's trip -was
the crossing Pacheco pass, which was
reported in bad condition.: The Hup
moblie experienced absolutely no dif
ficulty In reaching the top of the grade.
however. The worst spot on the en
tire climb was found about half way
up, where a creek ford had been badly
washed out, leaving a rough boulder I
studded bed. The road on the other 1
side of the Pacheco summit was found j
In excellent shape. On this side, how- j
ever, repairs were in progress and
much loose dirt made the going heavy. I
As soon as finished, however these
repairs will be of very substantial
character, according to Anthony's re
port. The Hupmobile driven by An
thony, together with another machine
of the same make, are among the first
cars of small horsepower rating to
cross the pass this season.;
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MILLIONAIRE TO
ENTER AUTO RACE
Roy Hayes, a younjr millionaire of
Pixon. has just taken delivery of one
of the new model Pope-Hartford club
roadsters, and ■within the next few
weeks will start on an extensive tour
throughout California. One of his first
trips will be to Ooronado beach. Mayeg
Is planning: to enter the Portola road
rare next season, and, judging from his
record as a fearless driver, he will grlve
a i?ood account of himself and his car,
should he carry out his present inten
tions.
NOTICE!
Hartford
Shock Absorbers
Make All
Roads Smooth
For trorM tour, speed event, hill
climb, endurance run. fir everyday
motoring, the Truffault-Hartford Is
used by thousands of motorists who
know what's what.
Makes a car ride easy over rough
roads. Eliminates Jolt, jar and
vibration. Minimizes wear and tear
and lessens upkeep cost. A luxury
yet a necessity for all who motor.
CHANSLOR & LYON
Golden Gate and Polk
San Francisco
BRANCHES: Lot Angeles, Fresno, Portland,
Seattle, Spokana.
OLD BUICK *ACF:R
ADDS TO LAURELS
The Bulck which won the light car
I event in the Redlands contest oh Fri
| day Is the same ' machine that won so
I many victories in this section of the
state last season and the year before.
;To prove that the Buick's durability
!Is long lived. President Charles S.
! Howard of the Howard automobile
'company entered the car in the south
ern event, and its victory, he claims,
Indorses his contention. . . -
Pope - Hartford
Wins Redlands Hill Climb
The Classic Event of the South
Following up its victory in the Panama-Pacific Road Raca, the
POPE-HARTFORD, Dingley driving, captured the mile high hill
climb at Redl|nds, Friday, making the 15.7 miles fh 18 minutes 47
seconds and
Breaking All Former Records
Four Minutes
The POPE-HARTFORD'S great power, dependabilfty and. perfect
control make it equally efficient and serviceable for private use.
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BURMAN ESTABLISHES
NEW MILE RECORD
NEW YORK. April 22.—New world's
records for both the mile and kilo
meter were estahiished at Daytona,
Fla., today by Robert Burman, accord
ing to a telegram received here from
Fred J. Wagner, official starter of the
American automobile association at
Daytona. The telegram states that
Burman. driving a 200 horsepower
Blitzen Benz. made the mile in a fiv
fner start in 26.12 seconds and the kiln
meter in 1fi.27 seconds.

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