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Hippodrome Three Acta
Nelson Every Girl's Dream
Dixie... The Divorcee
Princess An Even Break
Grand One Girl's Experience
[-' of Balboa studio, in recalling
A early days in the movies recently
said to an interviewer:
"The cooperation was marvelous
and the spirit or helptulness beyond
ballet. For Instance a nicture would
be produced and maybe it would be
good. Then the author of the story
would puff up and proclaim:
" 'That sure was pome story 1 wrote.
The continuity was horrible, but the
story was so good It went over anyhow.'
"Then the continuity writer would
tell the stage-manager: 'Gee, that was
a lousy story, but I developed a crackerjack
continuity and saved it.'
"Then the director would kick In
with this: 'The scenario that that
fried egg handed me was a cross between
a railroad time table and an al
manac. I had to throw it away and
write the story as 1 directed It. and so
saved the picture. Clover direction Is
the whole thing.'
"The star looked the picture over
and remarked to the telephone girl: 11
'It's a good thing they had me in that 11
picture. HoneBt, Carrie, that director ,
didn't know enough to put syrup on |
" his cakes. I had to tell him what to i
do halt the time and the other half he '
didn't do anything. He might direct
a section gang, bul as a director of
pictures he does not exist. If it hadn't :
been for me that picture'd been in the
garbage can.'
"The cameraman: 'Honest, Gus. tins
gang Is a net loss. The story was rotten;
the director, as such, is the hest
teamster 1 ever saw; the star is nearly
as good an actress as a soft shell
crab and has nearly as many brains,
but believe me. Gus. 1 was there and
the picture is cinematographic-ally perfect.
It takes phonography to make a
"Then the big boss would call them
all together and impress upon the tninii
of each that he or she was a slewed
prune, concluding with:
"'This picture looks like a custard '
pie that has been tossed into an e'ec-1
trie fan. but bv clover f-nlline I fan'.
Ieave it. You all oo.ter look for work !
In a canning factory; you sure <lou t1
know how to make pictures.'"
Stage Production at Grand Tonight.
Eugene Kirby's diaiuatizutioii of tits
latest novel. "One Girl's Experience.'
which will be pro.lr.cetl by a compauv
of capable players at the Grand tonight,
develops a very interesting picture
of a young g'tl who braved tradi- i
tions and sougiu use living us a factory i
bund in the crowueu city. Lucy Kanweather
endeavors to support ner invalid
mother and herself 011 wages ol I
four dollars and a half a week only to 1
find there is scarcely sufficient funds 1
at'the end of the following week tu I
supply even necessary demands lor the 1
following day?the Sabbath. A delay- 1
ed salary day and starvation stares '
them In the face, t he factory owner's I
daughter makes mailers slill mere tin
bearable through a mistaken iuipres- 1
siou that the man sl.e loves is attracted
by the charms 01 the little shop giri !
and ahe Is discharged. The scapegoat
son of the factory owner?ever 011 the
watch for helpless girls?induces Lucy
to accept aid with the usual masked
Intention. 111 a straggle with this vui
ture for her houur shu Is rescued by
the rich girl's handiome lover.
Earlier developments display a tan
gled state of family a flairs and conuec-;
m nuug wnicn, wnen unravelled prove the
I rich man's son and working girl to be
brother and sister.
The dramatist?a Mew York auibor
I ?has founded his j?ory on actual tacts.
the happenings of which occurred only
a few years ago and which will easily
S" be traced directly to a well known family
of a neighboring state whose name J
occupied much newspaper space frou.
I California to Mew York. The carefully
selected cast com?< highly recommend
June Caprice on Nelson Screen.
If you have never seeu how grace
II fully wooaen Dutch shoes can be worn j
you should see Juno Caprice as the lit :
tie Hollander in \\. liam fox's 'Every
m Girl's Dream," which is showing at
the Nelson today.
But this is only one o( the many
I charming little bits in tbis filmplay
which is the most delightfully amusing j
picture in which :>ie Sunshine Maid
I has ever appeared.
The story is laid in Holland and tells
of the fortunes of a lost prince and
I princess who were living in the little
town of Olenberg ss foster children.
It is filled with exciting intrigue ana
B adventurer and contains as sweet a
love story as one ever saw.
Too much cannot be said for Miss
Caprice's support. Kittens ilelcliert, that
slx-and-a-halt-ycar-old wonder, is
as sweet and mischievous as ever.
Bp I" Harry Hilllard, us the lost prince.
is line as usual. Margaret Fielding
does good work as June's rival in love
ana araoiuon. xvusr fielding will be
remembered lor her work in Mies
BtCaprice's "The Miechiel Maker." Dan
Mason and Marcie Harris give a won
derful performance as character playK
"Every Girl's Dream" was produced
B- under the direction or Harry Mtllarde
new to the Foi organization.
Feitlve Scenes In Princess Play.
' "An Even Break." at the PrincoRB to
day, is an effective combination ot the
atmosphere of rdtj Midnight Follies
with the sterner and more masculine
world of business. The production has
caught all the piquant charm of Olive
Thomas and presents her as a very
I human little person with a warm heart
under her fantastic cabaret costumes.
She appeared in several of the dances
that made her such a success In the
Zelgield Follies, but the effectiveness
ot her work was by no means depend[
snt upon her ability as a cabaret favor
K. .. Ite, for she played the role ot the ImHtlslve
and tender hearted llula ?hnnii
Scene from ' uiit* dr.'. expen?yi
presented by a good company on the
girl with refreauing and unaffected
The story follows the careers of
three Irieuds?Mary, Jinuuie ana
t'luire?who played together in a country
town as children, but who now find
their paths widely v?-parated with Jimtnie
as a struggling inventor, ( laire as
a cabaret favorite and Mary as a simple
country girl. They all meet in the
city and Jiminie promptly falls in love
witli ttie little dancer although tacitly
engaged to tlie gir! of his home town.
The efforts of Ciaire to straighteu out
this tangle and the ruse by which she
saves Jimmie'a invention irom destruction
make up a very human and dramatic
little roman-c
Skilful direction brought out the
most artistic points in tne story and
provided a number of exceedingly tes
live scenes in a .vlh, night Frolic.
Comedy to Melodrama at Dixie.
The story of "The Divorcees," which
is flowing at the Dixie today, can be
sed in the ' lielil commit iliviMiim
but toward the climax u jumps ilie
fence into the fiei?i of melodramas.
This occurs in the situation where the
girl and the man, practicing double deception,
are pursued by a sheriff and
his posse, who mistake the man for a
stage robber. The events that lead
up to this are am-Uiiig.
A young woman traveling through
Iteno, tite ci y oi easy freedom,
breathes so much of the atmosphere
that it gets under her skin and she decides
to start divorce proceedings
against a non-existant husband. It
seems that the principal pastime of one
of the clergymen of the city is playing
at cowboy. When both of them are
out riding one day they accidentally
meet, and are immediately attracted
by each other. 'trcumstances make
the girl think the pn'son is the hold up
man and he thinks she is encumbered
ivitli a husband so angry at her that he
s ready to shoot nor for wisning a divorce.
When the sheriff shows up in
pursuit of the real jobber and chasjs
A Story of the Dangers r
Work forr.
A Big Seem
A Well Acted Drama T1
Prices: 50c, 75c, ?1.00?S<
SJ|. UA-k-lk HA,- 1
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k ( ABOOT IT TOO ',< );
V"' v*
lND tonight
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" .1 melodramatic play * li v. ill lv
Grand theatre stage tonight
1 them by mistake, each is sure that the '
pursuer is after tho other. Then fol- I
lows the clituux which untangles all |
i the existing complications and starts!
the couple off on a happy married life.
The direc tor and scenario writer:
have clone their best to fill in the spots I
where the plot lack* vigor with interesting
incidents, and they have succeeded
admirably. There are. however.
some incident.* that display the
, mechanics of padding. The natural
I settings that have been chosen for the
! backgrounds for the scenes and the?
typical Western vistas with bands of
j horsemen in the distance are extreme-1
, lv attractive. The frequent display of ]
1 perfect horsemanship by the players
j adds a large amount of pep and inter- !
est to the picture.
Reno Fleming has just turned ;
I down a tempting otter to lead u big all
; girl show over .ho big circuit on one j
| night stands. And Reno's only excuse |
: is that there is mire fun in pitching a ,
! tent in some hospitable farmer's barn
1 yard and after the show stand at the
-1?'ii ii.iji aiiu m rui .K'niit; uui uver
'the hills until every blessed lantern I
lias disappeared, from view.
I A big picture < 'iming to the Grand '
' soon is the "Tanks ?>f the Ancre."
?(in the twentieth "A Girl Without;
j a Chance" will be the attraction at the j
I Grand Theatre. Cthel June and Wilj
liam I.a Rose, formerly of the Lewis-'
j Oliver ('layers whose long run ai the 1
i llippodropie was a notable event in lo '
! cal theatrical circles, are important '
| members of the cast.
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ELK INS, W. Va., Oct. 15.?"Ned"!
Martin, 30. dressed up Oct. 1 and:
started for the mountains with his I
gun Ho has not been seen since. j
" |
rhat Beset Poor Girls Who
rheir Living.
e Production
nat Every One Should See
2ats at Martin's Book Store
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MovnE AaToK^f ^WrW'/^fc
Managers Are Considering
Motor Trucks For Making
Their Jumps.
The next thing to be recorded In
the way of Innovations will be the
transporting of theatrical productions
by motor truck. The chances are
that shows will be more numerous In
West Virginia cities next season than
they are this and that "Jumps" from
Fairmont to Clarksburg will be made
i by trolley and that the players will
ride trains between other point* while
the production Is carried by motor
Such methods of transportation are
now being seriously considered for
the east and middle west. Managers
are forced to .contemplate Buch action
by the problem of transportation that
daily confronts them and grows more
serious owing to the demands of the
government in transporting troops
and war supplies to camps and embarkation
A recent ruling permits the government
to designate which shall be
given preference in movements and to
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data there has baas so disposition to
law theatricals sa a necessity.
Baggage ears are at a premium an
over the country. A1 Jolson and a
big Sbubert revue made a Jump the
other day with dilapidated sleepers
and the production in four freight
cars. The company manager became
ao nervous about one Jump that be
offered to take flat cars and cover
scenery and trunks with tarpaulin. A
group of elephants playing at fairs
could cot be moved because their was
no ears available for them and Ethel
Robinson leased cars from an outside
concern for thirty days rather than
disappoint the fair at Jackson. Mich.
Several comapnles have been forced
to cancel engagements recently because
care were diverted to army uses
and were not available for stage
The dearth of touring attractions
must be apparent to all; even to those
who suffer from the movie craze to
such an extent that they no longer
have Interest In flesh and blood actors.
The scarcity of traveling organ
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itaiiuus maxes n aimosi uut ot me
question for a "legitimate" theatre to
prosper In what Is called "one night
stand" cities, Unless It happens to
bo located In the heart of the town
where the people frequently pass and
for this reason suitable for pictures
on off nights.
The decreasing number of theatrical
attractions Is due mainly to a lack
of interest In touring companies on
the part of the public. With the advance
in cost of production and the
increase In salaries forced by the times,
there has been a dampening of
enthusiasm on the part of showgoers
rm txr 1
vm I ?
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Keep usir
saves wear ii
isn't necessarj
longer whei
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wear irom cio
in these days
The Fels-^
thrifty way t
Look for the red and green
wrapper at your own grocer'
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which U Boat discouraging. On!
the t?7 biggest attraction! ara ce
tain of patronage nowaday!, excep
Ing a few ipota where old time coi
dltlom itlU prevail. With the tdde
peril of moTementi and the passln
of the war excesa tax there Is a 11
tie surprise In the statement that pn
era are chary about Insetting the!
Movements by motor truck ma
soIto one of these problems both ea<
and weet of this state and It Is ltkel
that such companies will not avol
West Virginia even though mote
trucks may not be practical for a
"One Girl's Experience." which I
routed for Slstersvllle October II
Parkersburg 18 and Fairmont 17. an
which will doubtless appear at othe
West Virginia towns. Is one of th
"White Slave" variety of plays, whic
are In great faTor lust now In th
larger cities and 1n av.nufacturin
points throughout the co .utrv. Thl
show has been so successful In on
nlvhf ?t*na. th.? '
...... H'lupoilj J
being organized in the big cities.
A. G. Field, whose minstrel organ
ration Is well known to every love
ot the black face fen. threatened t
Invade Texas this season under cat
vas when many ot the "legitimate
theatros started to play vaudevill
shutting out touring companies. H
made his bluff strong enough for th
managers to agree to oust other at
tractions for the nights he wanted.
Gazzolo, Gntts & Clifford, who o[
erate "Katzenjhmmer Kids," whicl
made several West Virginia cities thi
week, also have a play called "He
Unborn Child," which was written b
Saving a pe
s extravag
sconomv if 1
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;ood soap
riferior soap.
ig Fels-Naptha
1 washing. Be
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of high prices.
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taw th?- vara.
n ?y g.w. n wwro ; 1<*<*
y Howard McKent Barnea, author ti
t "The End ot a Perfect Day" and "Ba- '
t- by Pace." the new play in which Flori
ence Holbrook is to be seen. Five
d companies are now on tour tn thla
g play. One of them will play Charlest
ton and Huntington later in the seav
son for two nights each and there i? j
lr a possibility of the stay being length- M
ened to three night stands In eacb w
y city. "Her Unborn Child" makes three I
it night stands out of one night towns 1
v and week stands out of them If they |
d have 100.000 people. The show was
ir at Wheeling for a week last spring
U snd that particular production was In .
store there during summer months.
Is Billy Noble and Jeanne Brooks, a
vaudeville team, returned to their acd
ttvlties this week after a month's vair
cation at Miss Brooks' home at Par
0 kersburg. W. Va. She Is a daughter
h of Dr. Dan llanlan. a big four phvsle
cian whose home Is located there. The
g last engagements of the pair carried
s them to the pacific coast,
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e S A discount of 2M per cent will 8
e be allowed on City taxce (or 8
e S prompt payment Do not watt 8
t- 5 until tho last minute. Pay ? i
8 now and avoid the rush of the 8
i- last few days It will 6ave you g
a ' time and money. 8 i
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