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NTTW YORK. TW, ?.--T thonht
T had beooine hardnd to tne sea
satiorLH of thf prc-nt theatrical
season to tuch an rxtrnt that noLh
intr wrouW surprise rne. lut I'il have
to admit that the "Roheinians" of
tlret-nwlh Villau havt landeI on
my rihs for the full count.
These ;ntcri;ri.jr yoancrtprs are
a full of idtn. a.s a watrh is of
ticks, and this time they have come
forward with one fo far ahead of
the timej that it ha thrown the
"Old Guard'' rroncT3 into a con
Jion closeiv r-ernMinj? a panic.
The Iat-.t .stunt Is no le.ss than a
theater to he used for the iroduc
tion of one-act musical comelie.-,
uhich are to he composed by our
o;:nuer WaKTier-HerlinH and actel
iiy a company of aspirins vocalists,
it will not only afford the unknown
oniiisers, librettists and costume
de-iners a chance to show what
ih.ey ran do. but will also be the
un-.ins of civinc a practical musical
i (';! dy .:"hiintr to those who feel
: -.it a profession.-!! chorus is not the
i'io;. r point to start a career.
The hill will consist of throe one
:u t musical comedies, none of which
i to !e over an hour in lencth. and
it is tfie idea of the promoters to
cure tli services of artists who
h.i' r.of yet been s'en in profess
ional j.ro Iu tion?.
In other words, the idea i3 to have
utirely new blood from the tirst
: .-ratrh of the composer pen to the
vri'ille-.'t "pony" in the chorus. En
terprisinsr art stTjdents will design
1 1 1 scenery' and costumes. Musi-
ians ttudytntr the complicated
counter f.armonies will arrange the
music, and even the orchestra will
I f -omosed of students.
The novelty of the idea will ap
peal to the public, for no one who
h:LS be n forced to ?it through three
l.oresome acts of some of the cur
rent alleged musical comedier can
fail to appreciate the advantages of
the new project.
It will tend to promote rivalry of
the keemst sort anionc composers
wlio have an ambition to do sorne
thir.c really worth while, and it may
he the means of uncovering many a
renins who otherwise might be
forced by the "What have you done
he fore?" policy of the Broadway
producers, to remain in obscurity.
Undoubtedly it will attract clever
amateurs to the professional stape,
for there are many who would be
'vüünq; to enter the theatrical field,
especially in musnal comedy, if
?hev could Ürnina'e the preliminary
ti amir.cr ia the chorus route.
T." lasvs of men and women who
form tn- ca-ts of the Washington
S-p;.ire players and the Greenwich
Village players Ls tinloubtedly above
the avemte. and it is brains, ability.
due iticn and t'.r.'.sh that the pro-
I jcts .f t)ie new entnre are
o';'.tiri- on. These attributes.
bd with the unquenchable en -th".-itsm
of :.o ith. l id fair to make
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demonstration for the actress, and
Kose CoRhlan carao on the staue
and read a little message of cheer
and appreciation signed by all the
prominent players of this country.
Miss Coghlan tried to touch her lips
to the hand of Bernhardt, but
Sarah would have no such formal
demonstration, and throwing her
arms about the neck of her visitor
gave her a hug arid a kiss.
It was in "Ihi Theatfe au Chimp
d' Honneur," the death scene of the
wounded color bearer, that the
audience was most richly rewarded.
The scene was a war-torn forest
somewhere in France. You saw the
dying standard-bearer groping de
lirously for his colors. chanting
fragments of half-remembered
verse, and at the end, transported
in a vision of victory. Out of the
text in respect for our neutrality
had ceme the war song with its
refrain. "N leur pardonnez pas, ils
savent ce qu'ils font." and in its
place was Victor lluiro's "Patria."
superbly spoken. This was the
great moment of the evening.
A little French comedy, "Ia Faix
Chez Soi," served as an interlude
between the second and third ap
pearances of Mme. Bernhardt. He
fore each of her plays Margaret
Mower played the part of chorus,
and glowered curiously in the pro
cess. There was a large and unim
pressive retinue of players with
efficient support given by Jean
Angelo, son of the actor who play
ed with her on her tirst tour to this
country. Hut after all, the evening
was all Bernhardt.
Admiration and wonder nt her
gallantry filled all the evening, an
emotion deepened as now and again
a phrase took on a special signi
ficance. Cleopatra would die a
queen "encore et. toujours Keine."
And the dying actor on the Held of
honor caught his colors to his
breast and sighed: "C'est mon der
nier role!" And richer in meaning
than ever before. the Bernhardt
motto in letters of gold on the vel
vet curtain, "S. B. Quand Meme."
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"Arsene Iipln," the melodrama
by de Croisset and 1 Blanc, pre
sented by Lucien Bonheur's com
pany of French players several
supporting cast is
a former (loshen
A number of favorite screen stars
will be seen :it the Auditorium this-
week including that attractive lit- ;
tie player. June Caprice in her lat-;
est production. ' The Mischief j
Maker," a story of a tollege girl's'
life. June portrays a mischievous;
girl who gets all her school com- j
paniop.v into no end of scrapes. She;
gets herself in troube too. by falling j
in love with a friend of her art j
teacher, and marries him. In the '
Harrv Benham. ,
boy and well!
known here. This picture is hook- !
ed for Wednesday. j
Bessie Carriscale and Charley j
Bay will be seen on Friday in a !
comedy drama called A corner in
Colleens." a romance of old Jre
l4id in which Miss Barriseale is
seen as a young hiss who is up to
all manner of "devilment" and
makes life miserable for her Amer
Thursday brines Harold Lock
wood and May Allison, two of the
best looking and most popular of all
the silent players. They will be
seen in a new Metro production en
titled "Big Tremainfj." a .story of
love, money and politics. The hero
is accused of a crime committed by
his own brother and the only one I
who stands by him and believes him j
innocent. .s his sweetheart. who j
despite the shadow hanging over!
him. helps him to enter eomrress.
Karle Williams will be seen on the 1 1
same day in "The Gold Cigaret
Monday Francis Bushman and
Beverly Bayne com3 back in their
magnificent production of Borneo
and Juliet in which they made such
Berkeleyjan impression last week. Both Mr.
We don't guess we analyze; in the white-hot crucible of criticism our pictures prove 100rc efficient. "As Good
Id." "As White as Snow." "As Fine as Silk." "There's a Reason."
Week Startins Todav Rflatimiee at 1:30
OUR DAILY OFFERINGS PUBLISHED BELOW
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RUNNING DAILY FROM 11 A.M. TO 11 P.M.
TODAY "THE HEART OF A FOOL," three-reel Vitaraph drama; "THE BOGUS BOOK AGENT," one of those "HAM"
and "BUD" comedies; "THE MAN FROM YUKON, fourth episode of "GRANT, POLICE REPORTER" scries; "THE
FRAME UP," a Pokes and Jabs comedy.
times last season at the
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iceum. was revived by that com- Bushman and Miss Bavne are hatvl-
pany Monday night at the ( 'arrick. i some people and very clever arti-
The drama affords Fdgar Bee man. ' and they have a big following in the .
one of the company's most finished ! motion picture w orld. !
actors, an excellent role. and hvs Tuesday Louise (Jlaum. who has
performance was largely responsible ' only been seen here a few times, !
for the play's frequent repetition. J will appear in a Taingle produc'ion
Mr. Becman was in the cast again! called "Somewhere in France," a!
last nlghi. The role of Sonia, last ! pif -turization of the late Bichard 1
playt-d by Yvonne r.arrick. was;nardiug lais" story of the same;
taken by Mitsie Marsa. one of the ( name, which created quite a furor:
new members of the orgs nidation. : jn literary ircles w lien it was pub-,
i Jished in the Metropolitan Maga- ,
Tili: n:i:CII TIIKATFH. 7ine. It is a gripping narrative of!
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In a return booking of their magnificent
In S reels, which they made such an impression
hst week. Don't miss this golden opportunity
TUESDAY TRIANGLE-KEYSTONE DAY Presenting
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tevftm cö res mu r r
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last week from France to augment
the cast at Lucien Bonheur's French
theater, appeared Tuesday in "The
Ironmaster" and added fresh laurels
to her already long string won on
tho other side.
The gifted Frenchwoman has per
sonal charm and magnetism, whi h
coupled with real ability and eh.-ar-est
diction, makes her a valuable
addition to the forces of i his laud
able ent rpriso.
Word reaches us from London
that Sir Arthur Wing Binero has
begun work on his first play since
the beginning of the war. with the
exception of "The Bass Drum." The
renewed activity of the Fnulish
playwrights is taken in some quar
ters as an indication that the end
of the war is in sight.
Charlotte Walker will make her
appearance here shortly in a new
play by Kugene Walter entitled
i -ussy j um i airii-ia. 11 iooks as j other successes.
if he was stealing "Teddy's" stuf
fJla:m taking the part of a spy.
Helen Holmes will he Saturday's!
chief attraction. appearing in "A
Lass of the Tjumherlnnds" her lat
est serial story. Some of the most !
magnil'cent scenery of the great!
northwest is shown In this release, j
The Selig Tribune weekly will
shown as usual and a number
othr pictures. comedies, dr
travel pictures, etc.. will be
during the week.
The subject is heralded as one of the most stirring dramas ever, made at the Triangle plant.
"SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE" crested a furore in literary circles some months ago when it
was published in the Metropolitan Magazine. It is a gripping narrative of intrigue in the
European war. "HIS LAST CENT," a two-rel Keystone comedy with FRED MACE is
also on the bill. "THE GREAT TRUTH TUBERCULOSIS PICTURE"
ramas, ( t4
shown ' J.
Julia Arthur will appear soon in
"Seremonda," a romantic drama by
William IJndsay. It was produced
in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 1'.. and
we have it from Miss Arthur's press
atrent that the production is a sure
Irene Franklin, that vivacious
vaudevillian of "Bed Head" fame,
has entered the ranks of musical
comedy as a star, and will soon
dazzle Broadway in "The Melting
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Starting at the Orpheum today a
musical tabloid w itli pretty girls. '
enchanting music and a beautiful,
story will lie shown. "The (iirl
Worth While" is the n:.me of this;
show and it is presented by a cap- j
able cast headed by Arthur Conrad j
and Primrose Semon. "The Cirl
Worth While ' is written by John I. ;
Mulgrcw and Boyle Woolfolk who'
also wrote the "Junior Follies" and ;
The music is said j
to be especially good and among;
the song hits are the following: 1
"Fvery Town Has a Postohice and I
a Wise Wise Cirl." "The Traveling!
Man" and "Why I Went on the :
Stage." Miss Semon gives a spien- I
did impersonation of both Eva!
Tanguay and Fddie Foy which is j
said to be one of the hits of the;
produc tion. The two principals are j
assisted by a chorus of 12 girls who;
make the song numbers stand out !
Featured for the last half of the'
w eek will be Tilford and company '
in a comedy sketch entitled "Abe I
school, dancing and jumping horses,
featuring Mike, the ball room
dancer. Bell and Fredo, the musi
cal laborers, the Victoria Four, vau
deville's foremost entertainers and
Two Storys in singing, dancing and
WEDNESDAY WILLIAM FOX Presents the Clever Lhtle Player
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In Her Latest Production
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oi.ivint stock roMi'Axv.
Some of the plays to he present
ed by the Oliver Stock company
during their encasement at the
Oliver theater Christmas week are
"The Misleading I,ady." the open
ing bill. "Too Many Cooks." "The
Common Liw," "Today." Fnd'T
Cover." "Married Life." ' The Bure"
and "Call of the Heart" or "A Cor
ner in Coffee." A different prodt -
I tion will be cUen ach day with
lall special scenery and effects.
x Comedy Drama
A story cC: a college girPs life. June portrays a mischievous girl, who gets all her boarding
cchoo companions into no end of scrapes, also herself, but she has a good time just the
same. Miss Caprice has an exceptionally good supporting company including Harry Ben
ham, a former Goshen boy, who is well known here. THE SELIG-TRIBUNE WEEKLY
OF CURRENT EVENTS will also be shown.
Iailv matinees will also be
during the entire eiuacment.
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Juiio Caprice in Tlio- lb-chlef Maker Auditorium Wtnhioil.iy.
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"A Full House," will be seen at j
the Oliver theater 1 "riday of this1
week. It is an out and out farce. !
original in its story, and with most J
ingeniously contrived situations. It
has. besides. a pleasant love ele-
mcnt to help along the develop- '
ment of the plot. But it is, alove;
all. a farce and intended purely to
make men and women forget their
troubles and lauzh in unrestrained;
THURSDAY METRO-EARLE WILLIAMS DAY
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A Stupendous Metro Wonderplay Featuring Those Two Popular Players
Handsome Harold Lockivood & lav A
The story deals with love, money and politics. The hero is accused of a crime committt
by his own brother, even his mother thinks him guilty, but his sweetheart believes in hir.
and aids him to work his way into congress despite the shadows surrounding his life. EARLI
WILLIAMS wUl be seen in "THE GOLD CIGARETTE CASE," one of the short stories
under the general title of "THE SCARLET RUNNER."
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FRIDAY OUR SOCIETY DAY When We Present That Winsome
Comedy dama, a romance of old Ireland. Charley Ray is again Miss Barris
cale's leading man. Miss Barriseale is seen as a young lass who is up to all
manner of "DIVILMENT" and makes life miserable for her American suitors.
Other offerings are MR. AND MRS. MAX FIGMAN in a single reel comedy,
and a fine METRO TRAVELOGUE.
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In Two Reeb of Her Attractive Serial
Frances Starr, now on tour, will
return to the city around the Christ
mas holidays in a new comedy by
Horace Hodges and T. Wicrney IVr-
cyval. entitled "Little Iady in Blue."
The new play, which is by the au
thors of "Crumpy." will follow
"Seen Chances" at the Belas o theater.
A LASS OF THE LURIBERLAMöö
Showing some of the most beautiful scenery- of the great northwest; SELIG-TRIBUNE WEEKLY; the funn
TRAINED MONKEYS booked especially for the children; 4 'THE GATE OF DEATH," a sensational rail
road drama, featuring HELEN ROSE GIBSON; "THE TUG ROMEO," a two-reel Keystone comedy with
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