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THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES. Saturday, Dee. 30, 1922 In The Theatres Plaza Occasionally there comes .a picture so simple and refreshing that hope for the screen revives anew. Such a mlcture is "Timothy's Quest." which i& showing to large and appreciate audiences. Its merits are not to be wondered at when the author's name 1st kjMHvn. For Kate Douglas Wiggin Atands alone in the art or creating stories of gentle tntathos and. whimsi a 'humor. She sees children witli eyes of sympathy and understanding .s in "Rebecca, of Sunnybronk Farm," thiey can be recreated on the screen. "Timothy's Quest' is a superior pic ture in every way and worthy of special effort to see it. It is shown for the last time tonight. Phil Ott and his Musical Klappero presenting their new rievnue "Tango Spxings,, is still creating a most fa vorable impression with his clean, lively comedy show. There are HI pretty girls in the troupe and whien arrayed In stunning costume they make a -wonderful picture to gaze upon. Phil Ott's new comedy ravings keep the vaudienc' in continual laugh ter. Many other features complete I theb IB. Johnnie "W-alker in hi.s latest dra matic success. "My Dad.' leg:ns o- ' morrow. Park I'aiace theatre, Broadway, New York city-. A sii-pporting bill of clever vaude ville acts, four others on the pro gram, and the usual short film sub jects, will be arranged. The feature picture, which starts .tomorrow is also certain to find favor. It will pre sent Tom Moore and Mary Miles M inter in "The Cowboy and the Iady," a Paramount picture. Among other fcunday program features will be cHapter 13 of "In the Days of Liuffalo Bill." Hollywood. Cal., has lost one of its laurels. The Southern CalfftKoia .'uburb no longer has the largest pro rata of actors according to popula tion. Strangely enough, the honors have been captured by a small community many hundreds of miles removed Irom the film capital tha: .town Is Jackson. Wyoming. Here is how this condition ame about: Ohar!es Ma.igne. directing Mary Minter and Tom Moore in the Para mount picture. "The Cowboy and the I-ady." took his convpany to Jackson to film ihe exterior scenes for the picture. During his extended stay, most of the activities were in and about the community of Jackson, which is a town of some four or five hundred persons. In some of the large crowd scenes, many residents were used. Several c f the sequences were taken and be fore the work was finished, nearly every man, woman and child in Jack son had become an actor. And now. cut of a city of four hundred, there are ipossibly fifty or six:y people who haven't worked before the motion picture camera. Which, comparative ly speaking, puts Hollywood in the shade! THe enhusiastic.-illy greeted policy of "burlesque as you like it" will en. ter its second week nr. the Park the tre with an opening like "The Rock et's Red Glare." The opening will consist of a special .Vow Vear's Eve performance, starting at 12:01 Men. day morning, by "The Mischief Mak ers." who are elaborately eouinted witih snappy funmakers and pretty and talented girls, enough to make fhe occasion a success, "Lots of per" is the slogan of this banner Mutual rfhow. and those who take adva of this special performance will be rewarded by a. celebration the like of whicih tHiey friave never seen. "The Mischief Makers" will have to rttep some to equal the spr .. ord ttho Monte Carlo Girls have made at the Park this week, but starting off with, "Rags" Murphy, veteran - Oo. himMa burlesquie star witlht hare comical possessions, down the line with .Too Mack, an able teammate for Murphy: a vivacious and charming soubretfce tn Rose Gordon, also a star in her own right.; an ingenue like' Kay Norman, the flapper queen; and with ttho Queenly Jessie McDonald, prima donna, and a jim-Jam score of chorus beauties, it requires no boldness to predict their puecess. Dancing, comedy. b".auty and "lots of pep" are ingredients off "The Mis. chief Makers." which surely enable fhe show t live up to its name. It will remain here all of next week. The Monte Carlo Girls conclude their (performance in Bridgeport Sunday night, after an enormously successful week, that hnss entrenched the Park as "Bridgeport's' Pun Cen ter," and broken all burlesque at tendance? records. Poll's A vaudeville engagement that in musical circles will excell any pre vious engagement in the Bridgeport annals of vaudeville, starts Monday -at Poli's vaudeville theatre, when the headline attraction wiil be Vin cnt Lopez. s famous orchestra. Little reed be said of this unique, peerless, and record breaking organization, coming to Poli's after playing a HI week's engagement at the B. F. Keith LAST TIMES TODAY Here Is A Real Triumph of the Motion Picture Art Timothy's Quest One of tho finest pictures it has been our pleasure, to present . Critics everywhere have ac claimed it. It's a big human story of the heart. 7 PERFECT REE Phil Ott AXT HIS feast call for tickets to see Gala MiInjU:lii Vaudeville Frolic al 1 T J Poll's Piilao New Year's K liftl Trolley Service Ml EJtnes. Musical Flappers In Their . Musigirl Krvnc Are the Talk of tin- Town. 16 PRETTY PEACHES 16 DON'T MISS IT! IAST TIMES TODAY To see the 1 Monte Carlo Girls The Show Thai Rocked Bridgeport Matinee Prices. I Of to :.". Evening 20t to 75c Including Taxcx All work Start inq Tomor row with Special Mid N'ifjht Show c Year's Eve at 12:01 The Mischief Makers lOTS OF PEP Bin Office Open Sunday at 3 1'. M. them at home. That's whait the young couple in "It's a Boy" discover after they've tackled New York. You'll have an opportunity to enjoy their laughable adventures bv at tending a performance of this famous comedy success. direct from Xew i'ork. as presented by it'he Poll Play ers at the Majestic theatre next nvek. It will be more than worth your while to go. There should be a reason for everything, including the measles. In "It's a Boy" the reason for this pilgrimage of the Blakes to New if ork is the first son and heir plus the ambitions of t'he youngster's mother. The visitation in th; big town is pro ductive of more side-splitting fun and wholesome sentiment. with some mighty sane observation thrown in for good measure.than you've found in a theatrical . ntertainment in a long time. The Blakes follow the crowd when they get to Xew York. They enter tain. They get a fine apartment. They buy things for the young gen tleman in the bassonett. They suc ceed in spending about half again as much money as Blake can earn. And they have no difficulty whatsoever in finding the people to help them do this. Then the crash comes. They wake up to the fact that their "pals" have faded away with -the com. They're more alone than they've ever been in their lives, and they're bust ed. Bm there's the youngster: "It's a Bov" In addition to being hilarious comedy, tells a delightful loves tory. The sort of a romance tha.t you want ':o know about if you're going to lie married; have been tusr married: have been married any where from five to 50 years or sorter figure that some day you may have a home of your own. It's this note of wholesome naturalness that makes "Its a Boy the exceptional play that it is. Everybody can find plenty to laugh ;?f. No one can pos sibly help finding a lot to think about. "Shavings" at the Maje:?: ic, comes to the end of its highly successful engagement this evening. wonderful picture .presented identical ly as it is being presented in Nw York at 2 prices and positively without a penny advance from the tegular Sunday night prices at The Majestic and The Palace. It is desired by Mr. Poli to make it clear that the double showing on Sundaj. night at 'both theatres is for that night only and the picture will be shown at the Palace for the en tire week. In the Majestic theatre on Sunday night, patrons will have the pleasure of hearing the entire musical score rendered on the beautiful new 025. 000 organ which will be used for the first time. Heralded as a picture which marks the pinnacle of the photoplay art the much-talked-of production. "When Knighthood Was in Flower." star ring Marion Davies, opened its Broad wav run at the Criterion theater. New York, on September 14. 191:2. This beautiful love story taken from the popular romantic novel by Charles Major has roused great interest in motion picture circles because it is absolutely unique from several stand points. When Knighthood Was In Flow er" is the outstanding film feature of the year. TAKES OVER THE PLAZA THEATRE NEW YEAR'S DAY proximates $225,000 .according to an nouncement made yesterday. The home office property in Hartford is valued at $861.0000 and New Haven holdings are worth $733,000. Since 1907 the value of the company's land and building investments throughout the state have increased from $500, OOu to more than $2,500,0000. Foreseeing the moving of the cen ter of this city to the present West End section the company's engineers have ordered the purchase of a. piec of property on the northeast corner of Beechwood and Colorado avenue. DREAM PICKS PRIZE LOTTERY NUMBERS Nocturnal X umerical Hunches Lead Vienna Man to Clean Up Large Fortune. T. STUART Ql-ACICTOW S "THE CLOEUOUS ADVENTUIH "3bm Jrjc Prixm. Color PhciopJatf For trie lapt times) tcxiay Krisco, THK jazz dancer of all "time, and four other acts make their last appear once. Likewise the first prizma col or photojplay, "The Glorious Adven ture," with Lady Diana Manners, the noted Kuropean beauty. The remark able color photography, part of which reproduces the famous fire of London, is a distinct hi;. Majestic Since there was sucli a place as "the city,'" young men from the country have been going forth in search of fortune and finding out that they Ik ft the real thing behind ' Days Starting Sunday X IWII IIIIIIIII JESSE I LA! PRESENT A roaring Western round-up of thrills and real romance. Two stars in the greatest roles they've ever had. Story by the famous Clyde Fitch. MANY OTTIF.lt Sl'RE HITS! I j AST TIMES TODAY FRISCO Four Other Acts ami -The Great Adventure" Witli I..VDY DIANA MANXEKS COMINK MONDAY Season's Greatest Event LEST VOl FORGET Buy Vour Tickets Now for the Midnight New Veil rs K v e . POMS PALACE FROLIC POI.rs MAJESTIC. All precedents established in the matter of presenting motion tpictures locally are to be upset this Slrnday evening when S. Z. Poli introduces the innovation of presenting "When Knighthood Was In Flower." the tre mendous and beautiful motion picture tt both The Majestic and Palace theatres with a combined seating ca pacity of six thousand as against the fifteen hundred -capacity of the Cri terion theater in Xew York city, where the picture is now in its sev enteenth week of record breaking businss. Local picture devotees can well congratulate themselves at being given the opportunity of seeing this one of the men who baa helped to put Bridgeport on the theatrical map is Joseph Sapperstein, whose untiring efforts, a few years ago brought about the amalgamation bf the four theatres now controlled by t'ne Strand Amusement Co. and who has leased the Plaza theatre from S Z. Poli for five years. Air. Sapperstein assumes active management of the Plaza Xew Year's Day. The policy to be inaugurated will be sure to please amusement lovers of this city. For mans years Air. S-ipperstein has been catering to the public and he lias on inside track on just what the public want and don't want. llesides being a capable showman Mr. Sap perstein is discriminating, keen bus iness man. Phone Co. Holdings Here Worth ,$225,000 The monetary value of realty hold ings of the Southern New England Telephone company in this city ap- Vienna. Dec. 30. The sale of " ream books" has been doubled and trebled in Vienna, since the grange streak of luck which lately happened to a man who profited by putting bluid faith in his dreams. A- the drawing- day of the State Lottery was approaching the figures 16, 17 Mild 23 kept on appearing in his nfg-lr.ly dream visions Taking the bint, tie went to the nearesi lot tery agent and boug-ht tickets num bered 16, 17 and 23. When the draw, mg was over -the prophetic dreamer rvtd pocketed all three ch ief prize? -1 4 million crowns 'for his f'ake of 14.444. All Vienna is busy now cul tivating the gentle art of dreaming- in figure-. Monroe Sends Greetings to Woodrow Wilson Monroe. Dec. 30 The Monroe con. ributors to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fund sent greetings to the former president on Thursday, his sixty-sixth birthday: The day marked the successful completion of the Foundation's million-dollar en dowment fund and congratulatory m-issages were sent to Mr. Wilson from thousands of places all over the countrv. Monroe was one of the first towns in the sitate to raise its quota for the foundation .the amount being con. tributed before the end of the first week o'f the campaign. The greet ings to Mr. Wilson were sent to him through the local committee. Emma A tipper, chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Commi'ttee ; Ed win C. Shelton, chairman of the Dem ocratic Town Committee, and Rev. jespe II. Xorenbur, treasurer. HAROLD KENNEDY OF POLI PLAYERS. DRAINAGE CNA(. RECLAIMS LAXI) IN" EVERCSIiADES Fort Pierce. Fla.. Dec. 30. Excava tion "work on the North St. Lucie river drainage district, which will serve 75.000 acres of land and relieve the Everglades district of vast quantities of water in times of excessive rainfall, now is two-thirds completed. A total excavation of 6. 000, (too cubic, yards of material will have ben moved when the canal is finished. The walking dredge work will be completed by March 1. and the floating dredge work within less than a year from that, time, according to drainage authori- Foilowing an argument with his mother, Charles Richel. 17 years old, of ::f.7 Potpoar street, and student tit Bridgeport High school, went to New Haven to join the Navy. fie was en. listed and immediately sent to New. port Xews. Xaval authorities have been notified and efforts tire being made to send the boy back home. SELECT VAUDEVILLE AND FIRST RUN MOTION PICTURES NEW POLICY AT - PLAZA - January 1st. (Under New Management) CONCERNING "WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER" WHY HAS MR. S. Z. POLI DECIDED TO PRESENT THIS GREAT PICTURE AT HIS PALACE AND MAJESTIC THEATRES AT THE SAME TIME ON SUNDAY EVENING, Dec. 31? BECAUSE "WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER" Is indisputably rthe very zenith of pholo play production in dramatic pow er scenic beauty, sustained interest and action and costly lavishness. From any angle or viewpoint by which it may be judged it is the picture of pictures. WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER Shows by authentic and audited records in the offices of the Famous Play ers, Inc., to have readied an actual production cost, of $1,221,91.00, thus providing positive proof that the real Million Dollar Motion Picture has be com" a reality. WflEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER Has in its cast 55 principal roles and a supporting cast of 3,123 people and every person appearing in the total cast of 3,178 people is an actor or actress, the greater number of these heing w ell known to America's great picture supporting public. WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER Is a visualization that brings to breathing, moving and acting life the char acters of a book that proved one of the greatest sellers of fiction publica tions. A story that has gone down as one of the immortals of American fiction and American drama. WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER As a screen visualization, has double and treble the dramtic strength and power it possessed as a play of the speaking stage. A feature that in itself is quite enough to make this picture the reigning wonder of any production that has come from the camera's eye. 99 99 99 New Year's Eve. December 31st . at The Strat field PROGRAM Concert 9 p. m. Dinner . .10 p. m. MIDNIGHT Dancing Favors Entertainment Souvenirs With Augmented Orchestra ENTIRE CHARGE JO ftft per Person JS vU"LI Make Reservations Early 99 99 WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER Is now in its Seventeenth Week at The Criterion Theatre. 'ew York, where at each and every performance the entire capacity of 1,800 seats tis completely sold. Moreover the house is a complete self out for weeks 'to come, and the Broadway prices are One and Two Dollars. THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY MR. POLI PROPOSES TO GIVE THE INITIAL PRESENTATION OF THIS SPARKLING GEM OF THE SCREEN, NOT TO THE MERE 1800 SEAT CAPACITY OF NEW YORK'S CRITERION, BUT TO THE COMBINED SEATING ACCOMMODATIONS OF THE PALACE AND MAJESTIC THEATERS, AND FURTHERMORE Bridgeport Theatregoers Will Pay Pennies to See a Picture That Is Costing Dollars to See on Broadway SUNDAY EVENING at PALACE and MAJESTIC Entire Balance of Week at The Palace NO ADVANCE IN PRICES AT ANY TIME OR PLACE . COME AND HAVE A GOOD TIME NEW YEAR'S EVE. AT THE -CANTON -RESTAURANT 92 Cannon St., Near Broad St. Upstairs --MUSIC-- 6 P. M. to 3 A. M. a la carte Service TO RESERVE TABLE CALL NOBLE 1191-414 Daniel S. Wu, Mgr. Mat. 1:30-330 A W ffiT oAMf ml Eve. 6:30-8:30 Orchestra 35c Balcony 23c LAST TIMES TODAY "TILL WE MEET AGAIN WITH MAE MARSH PARAMOUNT COMEDY NEWS WKEKLT COMING 4 DAY'S BEGINNING TOMORROW WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WOMEN" WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Sunday Night. 8 O'clock to Midnight. 1 IRST METHODIST CHI RCH. Fairfield Ave. and Broad St. Rev. Chester C. Marshall. D. ., Minister. 8:00 Special Music by Augmented Choir. Sermon "Ihe Best Sew Year Resolution. 9:30 Social Half Hour Light Refreshments. 10:00 Illustrated Lecture A Modern HeroBishop Bashford. niustrated Songs. 1 1 :0O Five Minute Addresses by Messrs. Hawley, Spencer, Wade and Xortlicotf. 11 :20 Testimony Meeting. 1 1 :4S Altar S i vice. 12:00 Ncm Year Greeting.