THE TIMES: FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1921
Heart what Bon Welch's sister,
who is a Bridge-porter. tays about
his blindness. You'll see liim
Monday night at the Park.
TIMES SCREEN and
"A LITTLE NONSENSE
NOW AND THEN
IS RELISHED BY
THE BEST OF MEN."
But a woman is only a
While a good cigarette's
Blng-s Tony Moreno, popular and
handsome Vitagraph star, as he
looks at us and smiles. Perhaps
that's why Tony has never mar
ried, he likes his "Lady Nicotine!"
Mr. Moreno's real name proves
that there's something' in it! Here
it is: Antonio Garrido Montea
gudo Moreno. Yes, he's Spanish,
having c"ne to this country when
he was fourteen years old. ' He
has had a stage career, having
appeared in such good company
as Mrs. Leslie Carter, Mrs. Fiske,
Constance Collier and Wilton
Lackaye. Now he's in the movies,
with no time for the stage.
Tony has been greatly in de
mand for serials, his latest being
"The Invisible Hand" and "The
Scenic effects of surpassing beauty
and exotic charm are strong features
of "Dead Men Tell No Tales," the Vi-iagraph-Tom
Terriss special produc
tion, which will be shown at the
West End theater tonight. The set
tings form a gorgeous background
for the development of the stirrins
film drama, which is taken from the
famous novel of the same name by
K. W. Hornung, noted author of
" Raffles" and other great adventure
Some of the most brilliant of the
pictures were taken at sea. far out of
sight of land. Moonlight on he ocean,
wonderful marine sunrises, the sea in
many moods, give an amazingly fas
cinating atmosphere, which is worked
into the story itself. Against the calm
beauty of sunrise and set strange and
terrible events are portrayed, parts of
a plot which never loses its grip on
The different colors "show up" dif
ferently on the screen. Champagne
color is favpred by many screen beau
ties because it "comes up"softly. When
choosing materials, the wardrobe de
signer carries a blue glass, which
gives the same color tone as the
screen. She inspects all silks and
other material." through this glass
before purchasing. Some shades of
blue produce a very pleasing and soft
white. Pale yellow and pale pink
are used for tablecloths, bedspreads,
etc., instead of white.
More About the Times
Girls and boys, attention!
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bers of the Times Scrapbook club will
get on April 1 :
Owner of best book: $10, and a
nice new bank to keep it in.
Owner of next best book: $5, and
a. nice, new bank to keep it in.
Owner of next best book: $2.5 0, and
a nice new bank to keep it in.
Isn't that worth working for? You
can begin right now to save to go to
college, or for your summer vaca
tion or for some new clothes by just
belonging to our club and obeying
Jie rules which aren't hard, either.
Just buy a scrapbook, or make it
yourself, pages to be no bigger than
S i by 12, nor smaller than 7 by 10.
Get a Times every night, and clip
from this page all the storie3 and pic
Lures that will make an interesting
scrapbook to read when you get old
er. It should contain matter that
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Monday, call in at the office for them.
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right away, and send it in. It's worth
drying for. The contest will close on
Ben Welch, the well-known com
edian, and one of the featured play
ers in "Jimmie," the musical comedy
that comes to the Park theatre Mon
day night, went blind recently while
"Jimmie" was playing in Washing
ton. He has insisted on continuing
to play his part ever since, however,
and manages to do so without giving
any indication of his affliction. He
lost his sight when he left the train
upon his arrival in Washington, and
eye specialists tell him that his nerves
A special rug nas been provided
for him to work upon the edges of
which warn him when he approaches
too close to the footlights. He is led
from his dressing room to the stage,
but from the time he leaves the wings
needs no assistance, except that of
the voices of those about him on the
stage. Nothing that he did in the
show previously lias had to be omit
ted, and he sings, jokes and dances
just as he always has done, without
its being in the least apparent that
he cannot see.
GOOD NEWS FOR MOVIE FANS!
What are the secrets behind the moving picture screen?
Does yonr favorite star like cereal for breakfast? Does she
get her gowns direct from Paris? How can you sell yonr scenarios?
The Times Amusement Page Editor has arranged with motion
picture favorites and authorities in film production to answer per
sonally through the columns of this paper the questions sent them
by the thousands of motion picture fans in Bridgeport.
Beginning next Monday this paper will publish the answers of
the stars and producers themselves to inquiries from our readers.
Questions that cannot be' answered in this department because of
pressure of space or other reasons will be answered personally
through the mails.
If there is anything about your favorite screen players or about
motion pictures in general that you want to know, write to Eleanor
Dale, Amusement Page, Care of The Times. You may use a pen
name for publication, but it is important that you give your correct
name and address in case your answer must be sent through the
(By Times Staff Writer.)
"The Social Maids" are the attrac
tion at the Park theatre for the bal
ance of the week and they should at
tract. Anyone who doesn't like this
show might as well give up the idea
of seeing a likeable show. "The Soc
ial Maids" offer everything a good
burlesque should have.
There is good comedy, and plenty
of it, the principal women are all tal
ented and ell attractive. There is no
weak sister in the lot, and it would
be easy to imagine the chorus as hav
ing been borrowed from a Shubert
review. George Niblo is the featured
comedian, and with his co-workers,
Johnny O'Donnell and Miss Helen
Spencer, who is a fast and snappy
soubret, much good dancing is fur
nished, and this was just what the
patrons were hungry for. It has been
many weeks since we have had a
dancing production. Miss Mabel
Blake added a toe dance to the carni
val, and she, assisted by Miss Anna
O'Donnell, demonstrated the fact that
a person does not have to be small
and trim to be graceful and light on
The show is the fastest moving
burlesque of the season, and none
have been so lavishly staged. One
pink creation early in the first act
gave an Idea of the good thing3 to
come, but the real knockouts were
the costumes wo'rn by handsome Miss
Elinore Wilson, and the costuming of
SCRAPBOOK CLUB COUPON.
I want to join your Scrapbook Club.
Mail at once to
MOTION PICTURE EDITOR
The Bridgeport Times,
W Continuous 1:30 to 10:30 JP
Today and Saturday
jg The Colossal Photo-Spectacle M
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jt( The Melodramatic Sensation of m
the Decade Produced, on a Scale 91
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& ALL STAR C!-ST
Children in the movies receive four
hours' schooling a day, compulsory
under the public school laws. Their
teachers accompany them on "loca
tions." and their lessons are heard
ONE OF MANY
STARS IN NEW
No forthcoming booking will be
more welcome than that secured for
an engagement at the Park theatre
9, with a matinee Wednesday, when
David Belasco will offer his latest
production, "Call the Doctor," a new
comedy fby Jean Archibald, immedi
ately following his engagement at
the Empire theatre. New York. The
piece is expected to find a warm wel.
come at the hands of Bridgeport's
theatregoers, for it is said to be a
comedy of rare charm and timelines-s.
The. cast which will be seen in the
various roles includees Philip Meri
vale, William Morris, John Amory,
Janet Beecher, Charlotte Walker, Jane
Houston, Fania Marinoff, Mrs. Tom
Wise, Barbara Milton. Rea Martin.
Send In Yours!
More verses today some serious,
some funny, all good. Send in yours,
but make them short. There's till
Saturday at midnight to write the
best verse on the Pest who sits in the
movies and t.ells you all about the
picture. He has seen it before and
jhe wants to tell the world all about
it. More particularly iOU, if you
are within hearing distance!
Write your verses as you like, in
blank, free or regular verse, and
send them in. The writer of the
best verse gets two tickets to Poll's
theater, for next week's perform
ance. Watch next Monday's page for a
new pest. Next Tuesday the win
ner of this week 3 contest will bp
Here are today's verses:
I had a quarter and so had Sid
We went to Poll's to see "The Kid."
We sat next to a Pest
Who was telling the rest
All about the picture.
Says me to myself, says I,
If I were a guy,
I would kicck you so high
You would reach the sky!
52 Franklin street.
He would talk,
While I impatiently listened.
Not 'for a moment would his gab
I wished his tongue would stiffen.
My wish it would not come true.
But I told the usher who
Thru the back door kicked him.
406 Pembroke street.
A NEW ONE.
Of all the Pests I've ever seen,
The Moving Pest is one supreme.
She tries three seats in every row
Till the public sighs and wished
She finally goes back to her original
And there she stays till the show's
157 Hough avenue.
THE ONLY WAY.
Mary Garden, the singer,
Went to see "The longer,
She sat next to a Pest
Who was telling the best
Ho knew about the show.
Jim Bones, the fighter,
Grabbed him by the collar and
"This is the way to go."
THOMAS F. DONNELLY,
52 Franklin street.
Senator Poindexter, in charge of the
Naval Appropriation Bill, abandoned
hope of having it passed at this ses-
NOTHING TO CROW OVER.
The mistress lost her shoe;
The masters lost his pocketbook.
And don't know what 'to do.
What will these people do?
They'll miss a first-run mov
'Twill make them cry: "Boo-hoo!"
vauoeviu-e' L& photo-piayi
Tel. Bar. 7773.
"DEAD MEN TELL
(A Tom Terris Production.)
From the Famous Story by E.
W. Horning, author of "Raf
fles." Etc. .
Ecatnring CATHERINE CAL
VERT AND STAR CAST.
Spectacular Scenes of a Burn
ing Vessels and Mighty Explo
sion Destroving the Ship.
SAT. "A BROADWAY
Complete New Show
St. George's Hall,
396 Stratford Ave.,
Near East Main Street.
Sat. Evening, March 5th.
8 TO 13 P. M.
Watch Us Grow.
In a Grand Musical Comedy
W ill and .ilarion Moore
"WHERE'S THE RICE"
By Tommv Grav.
CiOLDEE and THORNE
"The Dancing Girls"
ALD1XE and WR5GHT
in the Comedy that Took a
Year to Make
Follow the crowds to
MONDAY, MARCH 7
Only One Performance
Direct from the Apollo Theatre,
A LAUGHING, PRANCING, SINGING, DANCING, GORGEOUS
GIRLIE WHIZ BANG!
HOT PROM NEW YORK TRIUMPHS
New Vaudeville Bill
A Musical Comedietta
WITH GIRDS A PLENTY
TEMPERING STEEL E
Is an Art 1
rz Hardening the Body Is a S
WATER DOES BOTH
Experts Tell You How at the
I ATLAS I
1 TURKIS'H i
BENDEK & MEEHAN
Just a Couple of Men
LEOX1E & GILLESPIE
In Operatic and Up-to-date
WAYNE & BELL
i A T H E N E YV S
a a nhww
IN THE MUSKOMEDY REVELATION,
A DAILY FEATURE.
PLAZA Vaudeville and feature picture, Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid."
Matinee and evening. Feature goes on at 1:30, 3:15, 6:10, 8 and 9:50.
Special music under direction of Carl Larson.
POLPS Vaudeville and featuro picture, Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid," a
great picture. Matinee and evening. Feature goes on at 1:30, 3:15,
6:10, S and 9:50. Special music under direction of Samuel Davey.
LYRIC Stock company presents matinee and evening "The Big Game."
A virile play dealing with a big husky who is suffering from the birth
mark of cowardice. ,How he finally finds himself and revenges and
punishes the villain -ho has-taken his wife from him makes an in
teresting play. V
PARK Matinee and evening, Joe Hurtig's "Social Maids," high-grade
burlesque, featuring George Niblo and Helen Spencer, whirlwind
dancers. Matinee performance 2:15, evening 8:15.
EMPIRE Feature picture, "The Fatal Hour," mystery play, with star
cast. Feature goes on at 2:10, 3:40, 5:25, 7:25 and 9:15. Also
comedy and news reels. Music under direction of Charles S. Ferrett.
WEST END 1241 State street. Splendid feature, "Dead Men Tell No
Tales," taken from the Hornung book. Catherine Calvert is the
lead. Comedy and news reel also. Evening performance only. Fea
ture goes on at 7:45 and 9:15. Organ music.
ELITE 2314 Main street- Feature picture, Wanda Hawley in "Her Be
loved Villain.'' Comedy and news reels. Feature goes on at
7:45 and 9:15. Evening performance. Organ music.
LIBERTY 1292 State street. Feature picture, Enid Bennett in "Her
Husband's Friend.". Matinee and evening. Feature goes on at 2:15,
7:15 and 9:15. Music by Beethoven Trio directed by E. Rhey Garrison.
HIPPODROME 1411 Stratford avenue. Feature picture, "The Birth
of a Race." A story of past, present and future. Feature on at 6:30
and 7:30. Music directed by John Reybock.
STRAND 1414 Main street. Feature, Nazimova in "Madame Peacock."
Performance from 1:30 to 10:30.
BROOKLAWN. Special orchestra music for dar. Ing.
CASINO Skating to good music.
"Movie" Goose Rhymes
The Little Girl.
There was a little girl
And she had a little curl
Right in the middle of her fore
head. When she was good she could go to
But, when she was bad, her parents
said No!" ,
A la Shakespeare.
Avaunt the maid who reaches for her
Puts on her hat, with flourish wide of
Arranging puffs and ringlets, while
Sit wrathfully her brothers and Bis
ters Muttering vain threats while still
the film progresses.
Away, uncultured one! Thou art de
A thousand plagues appal thee! Got
Confound the pest who rushes for the
Before the hero finishes his kissing!
May dire disaster e'er surround tlUB
Who seeks anon to compass the dis
comfort Of all respecting film fans by his
The blackest blight descend upon his
And fill him ever with confusion!
The Black Sheep
"Baa, baa, villain.
Have you any wool?"
"Yes, I have, sir,
Some for the mistress I pushed in th
But most for the hero whose honor's
THE CONTINUOUS THRILL
THE BIG GAME
All This Week A Play Yon Should See.
Tlie Big Show Featuring
SEMON COMEDY PATHE NEWS
The Thrilling Jungle Serial THE SON OF TARZAN
TWO SHOWS fi 8 P. M. ADMISSION 20o 30c.
New York's Biggest Hit
THE ONLY GIRL
BY VICTOR HERBERT
America's Greatest Composer and Musical Director
SEATS NOW SELLING
ta DEtf WELCH
Prices 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50
SEATS NOW ON SALE
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 and 9
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Here at Last
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
IRELAND'S GREAT LOVE STORY IN
; Colleen Bawn
MADE AND ACTED IN IRELAND.
MUSIC BY MALOXEY'S ORCHESTRA
DR. NORMA N THOMAS
Member of American Commission on Atrocities in Ireland, Will Lec
ture on Ireland's Contribution to the World.
Prices: 50c, 75c A few choice seats at 1.00 On Sale Now
Fifth Concert of the Steinert Concert Series
HULDA LASHANSKA, Soprano.
REINHOLD WARLICH, Baritone,
IN A JOINT CONCERT AT
POLFS THEATRE, SUNDAY AFTER
NOON, MARCH 6th, 3 P. M.
Popidar Prices 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 plus tax
SEATS NOW ON SALE AT
M. STEINERT & SONS CO.,
915 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
N. . . , . i . II, I
The play produce-d under xfe personal direction
or Mn Bolasoo
Nights 75c, $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50 Wed. Mat. 50c, 75c, $1, $1.50, $2
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