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EDITED BY DAVID J. LTJSTIG
THE TIMES: MAY 21, Isay
(By D. J. L.)
THE KEVIEW OF THE RIALTO
It takes a heap more nowadays to
convince, a man so the fellow with
the nicely -parted hair and self-con-,
fessed Beau lirummdl style should
Bet wise to the fact that the first
requirement to advance from the of
fice boy st.ice of any fame Is grey
Stupidity to some Isn't a falling, It'i
And then a-rain some folks wou''
never seem natural unless they were
Ten the truth, always did hurt.
Those with r"i tonics always
ask pointed questions.
jT,.e's many a rood man beneath
wiabby hat and many a fool all doll
Rambler ask, "'How can a man
wgrk a typewriter and keep his trous
ers creased?" Then he writes this
one: Measure of Death in Movie Sub
Titles: Our JTero of the tense moment
is always dyintr by Inches. Why may
he not sometimes die by ounces. Or
drop by drop or breath by breath.
And why not?
Maybe we'll ask some producing
friend the answer b:'t we would like
to have Rambler along with us in
case there's any strong arm work.
Vaudeville seems to be a matter of
are you or are you not working-.
Where are the good old days?
Pome day we hope to pet a. clever
THE PRESS AGENTS SAY
Jimmy Hodges, who Is a very en
tertaining sort of chap, has surround
ed himself with an exceptional com
pany and in "Pretty Baby," now top
ping the Poll bill. Is presenting as at
tractive a musical comedy production
ns can be seen In vaudeville.
The company numbers 20 end in
cludes the famous Vfast stepping
Pixie chorus" of good looking girls.
The airle can sing and dance and are
very good In several brilliant ensem
ble numbers. There. Is a real plot to
the story and tho comedy is In the
capable hands of Mr. Hodges. At
tractive si-cnlc Investiture and cos
tuming add to the general beauty of
Nora Norrlne, a charming come
dienne. Is pleasing with her song
characterizations; and Picque an!
Kellowes. In an acrobatic novelty,
have a surprise act that merits a lot
William S. Hart, hero to millions of
movie fans, has an exceptionally fa-vo-able
role In his newest drama,
"Tne Money Corral." Bill, .whose
reputation Is that he could "shoot the
date out of a dime," mixes It with a
gang of thugs 1n one of the most
thrilling stage battles ever shown.
A Mack Sennett oomedy. "The Fool
ish Age." Is one of the funniest ever
'produced at that famous studio. The
Paths Xews is also shown.
M7i Marsh lit what Is by all odds
rer best role is the promise made by
loldwyn when she comes In "Spot
light faille" to tho West End Theatre
The unique star Is rlven the op
portunity to tighten her hold on the
heartstrings of those who love 'her, by
Tcason of a role that no other actress
could handle as Mae Marsh does. All
those qualities which first brought
her fame she displays with compel
l'ng effect. And the story of "Spot
linht Sadie" Is one calculated to en
gross any audience for It is torn from
the book of life.
Tom Mix in "Tom nd Jerry Mix,"
2 reel comedy, Gaumont News and
I'.ray Plctograph will also be shown.
Tomorrow: John Barrymoro in
The Test of Honor," S acts.
DuMln Tirnum, whose engaging
mile and fine manliness In "The Vlrr
frinlan," "The Squaw Man," "Cameo
Xlrby," and other big screen sur-
esees has won him a tremendous fol
lowing, will appear 1n a stupendous
IToductlon of "Tho Oentleman From
Indiana," at the JJmpire theatre to
day and tomorrow.
Mr. Farnum Is called upon for an
unusual demonstration of his powers
In this Paramount production, and
whether It be In nlmbliy picking up
a fumble In a, 'varsity football game
and running it 10S yards from the
kiokolT for a touchdown, or battling
single-handed with "Whitecaps in a
rainstorm at night, or raving In delirium-
in an emergency hospital, or,
later on, when he looks down Into
the sweet eyes of Winifred Kingston
'lesldo the old fashioned Franklin
hand press In the I'lattvllle Herald
offfc-e Dustln Far num. proves he is in
a class by himself.
"The Oentleman From Indiana"
was one of the big pictures of the
year when .originally produced and In
Its Improved! form it will doubtless
cause a sensation.
The wonderful Irish comedy
drama, "My Irish Rose," Is destined
to play to repeated success at the
Lyric during the balance of the
week. Tho I'oii Flayers are doing
some excellent work in their various
roles. Although the production Is
supposed to contain a plot the comedy
is so bright and snappy that the
presence of tho plot is temporarily
Miss Alice Clements, the popular
leading lady, learned to her pleasure
how popular she really Is by the
wonderful reception given her at each
performance. Miss Clements has
been absent for two weeks past. In
the character of "Rose" she excells
all former efforts and her work is re
plete with the old time pep. The
other members of the cast are also
at their best and there is not a point
overlooked to make the play one of
Xext week the Players will give
their farewell performances, present
ing tho screamingly funny farce com
edy, "Tho High Cost of Loving," in
which Lew Fields made a succession
of hits on Broadway. This will mark
the final week of the season and those
who have not seen this versatile com
pany should take advantage of one
of these final opportunities.
GRIFFITH FEATI RE AWOl'XCED
One of the most important an
nouncements of the present season Is
that of the coming of David Warlc
Griffith's supreme . triumph," "Hearts
OVER TIIK TOP.
"I'm going to drive into tfce city
with you today, John," said Mrs.
Maxwell, "I want to do a little shop
ping. "I understand your strategic plans,"
answered her husband. "The drive Is
to be followed by a counter attack."
Medical Officer Have you any or
Recruit No, sir. I aint a bit musical.
S - feat
Appearing Prominently In D. W.
Grimth's Supremo Triumpli, "Hearts
of tlio World," Park Theatre, All
(By Dixie Hines)
New York, May 21 Last week saw
the departure of many plays and the
gloom which appeared to pervade the
workers for the Victory loan. The
reason for the latter, was the unquali
fied success of the efforts of this
group of workers, of which many
were stage representatives. Indeed,
the members of the theatrical frater
nity, from the biggest stars and man
agers to the lesser lights in the stu
dios and on the stage, contributed lib
erally to this work, and success
crowned their efforts.
Of the plays "Moliere," "The Un
known Purple," "Cappy Ricks," "A
Prince There Was," "Bonds of Inter
est," and the unhappy Spanish com
pany at the Park Theatre,- have fold
ed their curtains and faded from
Rialto view. Instead we have some
exchanges which promise to prove
fair, notably "Pretty Seft" at the
Morosco, "The Lady In Red" at the
Liberty and "John Ferguson" at the
The new plays added to the Broad
way group last week included a time
ly and tuneful musical comedy,""She's
a Good Fellow" which possesses melo
dic merit and exhibits a clever cast
of players which includes Joseph
Santley, James C. Marlowe. Alexan
der Clark, Scott Welsh, Jay Wilson,
Ivy Sawyer, Ann Orr and others
whom Charles B. Dillingham has as
sembled to occupy his theatre for the
summer months. And measured by
the average summer standard It ful
fills every promise. It is not up to
Mr. Dillingham's previous standards,
however. Jerome Kern has done his
music better than Anne Caldwell has
done the book.
"Toot Sweet" is interesting more
because it is new, novel, original and
possesses a sentimental Interest rath
er than any Inherent, merit. It Is an
overseas revue with some lilting music
by Richard A. Whiting and lyrics by
Raymond B. Eagan. The book, ac
cording to the programme, is by
"everybody'' and he and she and they
were eminently successful. The
members of the company are from
the American stage, men and women
who have Just returned from "over
there" where they went as entertain
ers, chief among them being Eliza
beth Briee, Will Morrissey, Lon Has
call, and Clarence Nordstrom. It is
highly suggestive of the primitive
methods of staging "fit up" shows
near the firing line, and with. the good
nature pervading the work of the
company, and the hearty response of
"At The Sign Of The Fotoplay"
.Today & Tomorrow
in the Paramount
An Absorbing Tale of News
papers, Politics. Love, Romance
In Latest Episode of
"The Tiger's Trail"
the audience, it is quite acceptable
for what It professes to represent.
The announcement - is made this
week by Richard G. Hepndon and his
associate, Frank Taylor Klnlzing,
that In addition to the regular French
Theatre In New York a new Theatre
Parisien will be opened at the Bel
mont theatre early in the fall with
Robert Casadesus'as the art director.
This new theatre will be devoted to
the lighter form of French entertain
ment, transplanting the French at
mosphere with French artists. Noth
ing of the kind has been attempted
in this country before, and the pro
moters promise that it will catch and
sustain the French atmosphere in its
most amusing and frivolous moods.
Music, light plays, chansons charac
teristic of the Monmartre section and
the wit and spontaneity of French
light entertainers are incorporated in
The French Players, another
French enterprise, will be formed
for a trans-continental tour early in
the season. This company will pre
sent a repertoire of French plays in
the colleges, schools, institutions and
other available places. This is due
to the demand of pedagogues and lov
ers of the French drama in other cit
ies who have . hitherto been denied
an opportunity to see and hear these
"Who Did It?" is the title selected
for the melodramatic farce by Ste
phen Champlin which Lyle D. An
drews and Walter N. Lawrence are
preparing for a rather quiet entry in
to New York next week.
Madame Marguerita Sylva has been
recalled to the Palace Theatre for a
return engagement after an absence
of but two weeks. Madame Sylva is
an opera singer who manages to for
get the traditions of that branch of
the artistic field when she steps upon
a vaudeville stage, where she is a
"Oh, Boy" after two solid years of
activity and success, was brought to
a close last week and the members
of the company responsible for this
success have entered other fields of
activity. Charles Compton, the lead
ing -man of the company, has delved
deep into vaudeville in a clever sketch
in which he is winning added' laurels.
George Broadhurst is presenting "A
Crimson Alibi" this week in Balti
more as the first of his new crop of
plays. Bertha Mann and Blanche
Yurka are two of the best young
dramatic actresses we have and are
in this cast. "The Storm" by Lang
don McCormick, goes into rehearsal
this week under Mr. Broadhurst's di
rection. Both will open in New York
early in September.
Grace George - and William A.
Brady, the latter Miss George's hus
band and manager, sailed last week
for London for some new plays. Miss
George will open the New York sea
son In "The Ruined Lady" which was
successfully tried last week vith
Jessie Bonstelle and Paul Gordon.
Starting Sun., May 25
RETURN - ENGAGEMENT
BY PUBLIC DEMAND
D. W. GRIFFITH'S SUPREME TRIUMPH
JUSTICE G. W. WHEELER
Gov. Marcus H. Holcomb has
named Justice George W. Wheeler
of this city as his representative on
the honorary committee to assist the
National Security League in the nation-wide
celebration of the anniver
sary of the adoption of the United
States constitution. This celebration
will be held Sent. 17 end i nart ct
a plan to combat Bolshevist ideas.
JOH LUND HEAD
OF WINSTED SCHOOLS
John Lund, formerly a teacher of
history in the local High school, has
been appointed superintendent of
schools for Wlnsted and Norfolk. He
resigned in this city t year ago to
take the position of superintendent of
the Derby schools.
Jones: "Well, vnn nd T wnnt i,-
neighbors much longer. I'm going to
live in a better locality."
Smith: "So am I."
Jones: 'What. nm vm, ,nin.
. J v va LU
Smith:, "No. I'm going to stay here."
CAN'T BE US.
It was faring the interval and the
principal comedian of the show was
being bombarded by a reporter, who
came from the office of a paper which
rarely made truthful statements. But
the professional man was an old bird,
and he "was giving nothing away."
"I 'tell you wnat you want, old
chap," he said to the journalist. "What
you really need is a bishop on your
"Whatever for?" said the puzzled
"Well," answered the comedian,
"some of the statements, in your paper
are badly In need of confirmation."
Stow's Chronicle relates that on
May 21, 1382, "there was a great'
earthquake in England, at nine of the
clock, fearing the hearts of many; but
in Kent it was most vehement, where
it sunk some churches and threw
them down to tile earth." Rarelv
sincethat that time has there been
any report of any such disturbance In
the British Isles. A song was written
Immediately afterward and this waft
sung all over Erigland. It treats the
earthquake as a great warning to an
BE SURE TO SEE IT
The Musical Comedy of the Hour, With ;
And Beauty Chorus of Twenty
The" Biggest Musical Comedy In Vandevlllo
WM. S. HART
IV A STIRRING
Ai "THE MONEY CORRAL"
' Singing Comedienne
MACK. .SUJNUilTT COMEDY "THE FOOLISH I
ALWAYS AT POLI'S : : PATHE NWSl
THE SWEETEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD
Matinee at '2:00 ' '
Prices: ': : 11 17c
Evening 6:15 & 8:30
Prices: : 11 17 28c
Lillian Gish, Robert Herrcn, Dorothy Gish, George
Fawcett, and Other Prominent Players.
of the World," to the Park Theatre
for three days, starting next Sun
day. This production, which required
more than eighteen months in the
making, and which has been declared
a Griffith masterpiece, surpassing
even "The Birth of a Nation," has
enjoyed phenomenal success from the
Pacific Coast to New England, and
been endorsed both by the . British
and French governments and tha
United States War and Navy depart
ments. STEEL RAILS.
; Dancing Thursday Night
There will be dancing Thursday night
"-at Qullty'a Colonial ball room in Fair
L field avenue, the mid-week social
which has been so popular during
1 the winter. Murray's orchestra will
furnish music and there will be a
t good time. Prof. Qullty expect to
pen his dancing pavilion at Fairfield
; Beach about Memorial Day. Adv.
'fr Last Meeting Friday
The last meeting of the season of
wthe Friday evening Private assembly
p at Qullty'a School of Dancing in the
k-Colonial ball room will be held Fri
lay evening. These assemblies hare
proved very pleasant during the win
dier ajd have attracted many of the
r- best young people of the city. There
Vlll be some special features at the
f final meeting, and evening of dancing
-' with muslo by Murray, and a. good
The first modern steel rails, of the
type which made high-speed railway
operation possible was desfgned by
Plimmon Henry Dudley, who was born
at Freedom, Ohio, seventy-six years
ago today. He became a civil and
metallurgical engineer, and after
four years as chief engineer of the
city of Akron. Ohio, he turned his
attention to railroading and transpor
tation problems. His first Invention,
the dynagraph, was made In 1874. He
perfected the track Indicator in 1880,
and three years later designed the
first five-Inch steel rail used in Amer
ica. In 1892 he introduced the first
six-inch 100-pound rails. Another of
his Inventions which made the famous
"flyers" of today possible was the
stremmatograph, an Instrument for
obtaining and registering strains in
rails under moving trains. Dudley
gained an International reputation as
the world's foremost authority on he
subject of steel rails, and was a dele
gate to the International Railway
Congress held In Paris in 1900.
, A Drama of the' West
Latest Episode of
"The Master Mystery"
SEATS ON SALE FRIDAY
The Theatre Beautiful
"Mixing Sweethearts," Keystone
CERTAINTjY, IF CONSISTENT.
She (to finance) We must be very
economical now. Promise me that you
will do nothing you can't afford. .
Be What! Do you want me te
s-eaJc off the nffac-emeqtZ
To Be Given By The
FRIENDS OF IIU.SH FREEDOM "
Thos. Frances Meagher Branch
AT EAGLES' HALL,
Wednesday Eve., May 21, 1919
MUSIC BY QCIGIvEY'S ORCHESTRA
John J. O' Nell, Prompter
Tbe programme will be Interspers
ed with exhibitions of high class Irish
dancing, Irish pipers and songs; Prize,
Fifty Dollar Victory Bond.
TICKETS 35 CENTS.
R 20 bp
LEARN TO DANCfE
Private I-cpnons Every Afternoon and
WAUTZ.'ONE STEP AND FOX TROT
GUARANTEED FOR S7.00
Quilty's School of Dancing
2314 MAIN ST.
"EYES OF THE SOUL"
VACT ARTCRAFT PICTURE
Founded on "Salt or the Earth" by Geo. Weston
If you live a hundred years you'll never feel a. picture tugrgingr harder
at your heart than this.
h Li-KO COMEDY MARIE AVALCAMP IN "THE RED GLOVE"
LAST TIME TODAY
IN HIS LATEST FEATURE
The Jungle Trail
EUROPE'S MOST SENSATIONAL, NOVELTY
2 MEN AND 2 GIRLS
WORLD'S GREATEST PROTEAN ARTIST, IN
"WALLS HAVE EARS"
EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION
Star of "Cabiria" in
M ANY O T H ER FEATURES
I SgJ Coniins Tomorrow: Georye Walsh In His Best Feature. "Help, Help
i M Police." 7 HlRh Steppers, Girl Dancing- Oct. Others.
COMING SUiNDAY: "lillEAJ. IHK tXVS XO MlHUblt'
State Street, near Clinton Avenue, N C. Lund, Mgr. Tel. Bar. 777S
FIRST RUN IN BRIDGEPORT GOLDWYN PRESENTS
A Story of the Chorus and Men With Money.
Extra! Tom Mix in "Tom & Jerry Mix"
The, Popular Lenox Banjo Orchestra Bos--ton's.
Admission, Including War Tax 40 Cents
All I A Breeze From Erin's Twice
This isie Every
Week I first time on any stage Day -
A SNAPPY IRISH COMEDY-DRAMA
A Wonderful Play On An Important Theme, Telling
a Story of Bolshevist Suppreesioaandi Cam i .
' prising a Pretty Love Story. . . . . ' v;
? ' SEE ITI SEE IT!, SEE IT!
Popular Poll Prices ' : ' Z' !c;
MATINEES 1525c 7 EVENDNC 25-rr35tS3
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