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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 20. COMING ATTRACTIONS AT LOCAL THEATERS 'O Al Field Minstrel Stars Lyric's Next Attraction Chas. Ray At Majestic 5 In "Old-Fashioned Boy 9 Burnt Cork Scintill ants, Including Swor, Open Thanksgiving Day Bert Popular Star Will Be Seen for Four Days in 1 Another Of His Famous Comedies, PAGE TWO. j in& new a iimi x xv. Merriest of amusement offerings of he current season Is the Al G. Field minstrels, which come to the Tyrlc for an engagement of four nights and two matinees beginning ThonksRiv ing matinee. Mr. Field has passed the turn of more than a third of a century as a successful minstrel pro ducer and his current production comes heralded as the "biggest and best" of his career. The present offering. ts one replete with novelties and fontures de luxe. One of the biggest hits of the show Is the take-off on the national polit ical conventions, with laughable bur lesques of prominent statesmen and politicians of the day. Another unusual feature of the en tertainment Is the scene tn Which the world-famous international yacht races of the past summer are used s a background for comedy and wit of rare degree. The Shamrock IV and the Resolute, America's stanch defender, figure prominently. Other phases of the performance Include "The Arkansas Traveler," and Henri Neiser In his mystifying "Human Spider" act. hert Swor heads the list of black face comadinns, with such favorites ns Hurry Shunk. John Healy and Jimmle Cooper giving stellar sup port. Jnck Richards, William Church. Harry Frillman, John Cartmell, Les lie Berry, Dolf Kastor, Grover Schepp, Reo Brodeur and L. R. Puck ett are among the ballndlsts and on the list of dancers are William Doran director; Leon Doran. Frank Miller, Vincent Dixon, Kd Kwald, Jlmmie Cooper. Sherman Dern, Garner New ton. Ed Uhrig, Harry Voung and Billy Miller. Not the least of the Joys of the Field minstrels' annual visit Is the street parade each dav and the gold hand, led by William Walters. Thomas Bryan Is director of the company's augmented orchestra. Trixie Friganza A t Head Of Orpheum A ll-Star Bill Leads Procession With Ushers, Albertina Rasch and George McFarlane. , f. Seldom has such an array of tal . ent on one bill been offered to Mem phis theatergoers as the one open ing at the Orpheum Monday. There will be four, feature acts, each a headllner in its respective class. Trixie Friganza, favorite ome dienne, will lead trie procession in a. new turn called "A Bag o' Tricks." Since Trixie, seasons ago, shoved her wav Into the rays of Broadway's spotlight, she has romped danced and Jested her way Into the hearts of theatergoers with all the indomi table pep and vivacity imaginable. While on a recent tour through Eng land, her youthful enthusiasm and knack of "putting things over" did much towards making British audi ences believe in American humor. A score of musical comedies are indebted to Miss Friganza for much of their success. Vaudeville. How ever, Is her playground. She loves the two-a-day and the two-a-day loves Trixie Friganza, and the ma jor part of her time is spent here. Claud and Fannie Usher never ap peared to better advantage than In their present skit "The Bride-a-Wee Home." Fannie Usher is the most artistic "Little Girl" of the stage; and either as a toueh kid or a child of refinement, she never fails to ap peal. Claud Is the never-to-be-mls- taken little Irishman so often oor t rayed. ' George MacFarlane, baritone, has Just concluded a long season's en gagement with "Miss SDrinctime." He was the tinstarred star merely because the managerial pollcv was "The play Is the thing." MacFar lane has been a full-fledged star for some time He was one of the Gil bert and Sullivan illuminarles, and also as a member of the all-star cast in the rival of "Trilby." MacFarlane brings a new assort ment of sffngs. Albertina Rasch Is Vjfferlng dances from famous ballets. Albertina Rasch Is toda" considered one of the foremost exponents of the ballet classic. Four young women assist Ing Miss Rasch are Americans and were trained in her own school. Dar Ing is the novelty offered by the Nagfys, .who concern themselves chiefly with fire. Swor and Westbrook style them selves Black and Tan. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wilde, shad-v owgraphlsts complete the bill. t Whiteside Brings All-Star Cast In British Offering Walker Whiteside's supporting company, to be seen with him at his forthcoming presentation of 'The Master of Ballantrae," at the Lyric theater on Dec. 1 and 2, comprises a group of exceptionally gifted play ers. Alexander Frank will be seen as "Mackellar." the old Scotland steward of the Ballantrae estate. Frank has been a Broadway figure for some years, and prior to that acted in England and the provinces for many years. He came to this country with Richard Mansfield with whom he played for several seasons. W. Mayne Lynton received his training with the famous Benson Players of England, and is equally at home In Shakespearean or modern roles. He will be seen In the role of "Henry Durie" in "The Master of Ballantrae." Maurice Barrett made his first big hit In the Potash-Perl-mutter plays. Later he did the Hindu In "Kyes of Youth," and at the mo ment is playlnr a IIindu-"Secundra pass" in Mr. Whiteside's company. James Macue is one of Broadway's romantic actors, and Basil West is renowned for his portrayals of types of gentility. Miss Sydney Shields, a reigning beauty of the American stage, will be seen as "Alison Graeme," and Miss Nancys Stewart, an Australian actress of reputation will-enact the role of "Jessie Broun," Karhle Vose made a hit last season by his clever delineation of the amus ing part of "Paul," the charboy In "The Master of 'Ballantrae." . Robt. Chambers' " Big Play Soon To Play Strand A story that combines deep heart appeal with an elaborate society background is promised In "The Rest less Sex," the picture version of Robert W. Chambers novel of the same name, which is coming to the Strand theater the week of Nov. 28. The picture was produced by Cos mopolitan productions for Paramount release. The heroine of the story Is a pret ty young woman with an Inborn love for excitement. Having tasted of in dependence, she longs to experience life to the full. The result is an un hiippy marriage, but subsequently a reul love comes to ner, and the end ing Is a happy one. A brilliant ballroom scene, in which more than 600 people take part, an automobile accident, and scenes In a millionaire country home are features. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY JACK PICKFORD IN "Burglar by Proxy " Here's the popular Jack Pickford in a role that teems with adventure, ro mance and fun, surrounded be a splendid cast and a beautifully staged production. -J WORMAN S JfANfTTE P ski" I O r NAMcy BoVer, 5TATE- "Voice or Money" Tops State First Half Bill Joe Hitrig Dispenses Fun as Hebrew Come dian in Stellar Playlet, Patrons of Loew's State will be greeted for the first four days next week by an all-star bill of five acts and Tom Mix in "The Untamed." In this picture Tom Mix as "Whistling Dan." saved as a boy by a rancher, Is feared by all as someone Imysterl ous and almost supernatural. His untamed nature, however, proves fascinating to the daughter of his rescuer. In a fight with outlaws Dan's brute passions are aroused. He starts out determined to kill. The sheriff join in his quest, but Is kill ed. Dan's final conquestiof the out law with hiB bare hands pnd the final awakening of love for the girl form a photodrama of Intense in terest. "Voice or Money." a clever comedy skit, is one of the five acts. Joe Hit rig, the Hebrew comedian, aided by Holmes and Wallace, present the piece. "Hon." Dave Manley, mono loglst, with his political views Is a cream, so reports say. Joe Kane and Roy Chidlow, an eccentric co median and his policeman nemesis, dispense minutes of happy nonsense. Norman and Jeanctto. is a series of The Penalty production of Gouver neur Morris' famous story, acted with tremendous pow er by Lon Chaney of Miracla Man fame Loew's Lyceum. ' The Home Tea Room and Gift Shop Noonday Luncheon. Afternoon Tea. Sunday Supper. Hats Made To Ortler. Dolls Dressed. Hem. 6460. dances and acrobatics, have a novel offering. Leon's ponies will give the kids something to enthuse over. Manager Finney announces that four vaudeville performances will also be given Thanksgiving day, next Thursday, when another new bill will be in orderUo finish out the week. For the final half comes an excel lent bill Headed by the "Petite Musl cale," featuring six dainty girls. An Other, first-run photodrama will also be shown with "The Fatal Hour," and an all-star cast. Four other good vaudeville acts will complete . the bill. Ethel Clayton Is In Oriental Play At Savoy About a year ago Ethel Clayton, the pretty screen star, toured China and the Orient, bringing back with her a rare collection of antique Chinese vases, carved Jades, and ivories. . These valuable curios oc cupy a prominent place In Miss Clay ton's beautiful new home at Holly wood and are among her choicest possessions. ' It Is a curious coincidence that one of the chief figures in Miss Clay ton's recent picture, "Crooked Streets," coming to the Savoy the ater Sunday only, is a collector of Chinese antiques on a trip to Shan ghai for new relics. To provide tne proper atmosphere for the picture, Miss Clayton, not without some fear and trembling, consented to lean her own collection, and they were carefully transported to the Lasky studio. A close guard was kept over them. Nevertheless, the stat" remarked af terward that she hardly had a peace - mi moment until ner antiques were safely bacl in their resting places in her home. ' Tom Moore in "The Great Acci dent," will be featured Monday and Tuesday. . f LYRIC LA8T TWO TIMES Mat. , Today Tonight The Screaming Farce "THE GIRL IN THE LIMOUSINE" with EMMA BUNTING -r WORLD'S GREATEST , ARTISTS LYRIC THEATER JAN. 6th , , FRITZ KREISLER Foremost Living Violinist ' MARCH 15th Metropolitan Opera Stars Giovanni MartinelU Sensational Italian Tenor Marie Roppold N Prima Donna Soprano a Dm i I Titta Ruffo Baritone, Chicago Opera Wonder of Musical World Mrs. S. J. Latta, Mgr. Series Rates Include War Tax 15, 912, 99 a Seat. 1 ' Main One of the most humorous Inci dents in Charles Ray's latest ,Tipr roaring comedy, "An Old-Fashioned Boy scheduled as the feature Para mount offering at the Majestic theater- for a run of four days, com mencing Sunday, centers around a "taffyrpull," wherein Mr. Ray, as David Warrington, plays the role of "kltchen-knlght" for the amusement of three kiddies, whom he Is asked to secretly shelter In his home. Garbed in a tea apron. wieldlnrJ manner while endeavoring to make tne tatty, Mr. Kay soon transforms a spotless kitchen into something re- semDiing a gamblers' den after a aid by the police. Mr. Ray's strenuous efforts to remove the taffy from his hands and face at the end of the, scene, to i say nothing of the time and trouble involved in remov ing it from his 'hair, which, hid be come . completely covered wilh the sticky mess, provoked much mirth at the Thomas H. Ince studios where the picture was filmed. If a repetition of the scene had oeen requested by Director Storm. Mr. Ray emphatically declared that "prop" Ingredients would have been substituted for ' molasses, sugar, et cetera, which he had actually used CORDOVA, Tenn. Cordova will have a union Thanksgiving day service next Thursday. The Rev. jf A. Street, pas tor of the Presbyterian church, will preach at 11 o'clock. LJLJkJLA Li Ul VJk 0 TODAY AND TOMORROW Blossom Steley, Law Dockstader, Eddie Kana & Jay Herman, Bartholdl'a .Birds, Henry & Adelaide, Al Williams & Co., Bassett V Bailey, Topics of the Pay fnd tomograms. : , Week Beginning Monday Nov. 22, 1920. Reaching the Limit of Vaudeville Excellence TRIXIE FRIGANZA In "A BAG, O' TRICKS," By . Seville Fleoson and Albert Von Tllzer The Pyrotechnic Sensation THE NAGFYS Mysterious, Wonderful, Defying Nature's Laws ALBERTINA RASCH In Dances From Famous Ballets SWOR & WESTBROOK In Black and Tan Comedy "GEORGE MACFARLANE, ' The Favorite Baritone Topic? of the Day. ElectritfWork By r J j v 4 DAT COMMENCING V . IpL-n THURS. Nov;25 I f ' "h MATINEES THUR8. and SAT. e i v, jtKMm, in. II I ' ickois, neinnaroi s, la 9 1 i f; mm a m i - i Fowler tsL J ww"""r- ( i I , V laB ei Nighti, Thurs. Mat., $2, $1.50, II, 75c, 60c I I I 1 Sat. Matinee, 1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c ' Next to Gas Co. I t V seats on sale monday I 1 N At Samelton'a 28 South Main V rp V 1 to 11 p.m. p;-; i t f " 1 MEMPHIS' COZIEST THEATER I y-Q''f ff "The Y I jstoa Penaltv" ' KJ i . Lon ; mfi Wimmmms Chanev ' iyL In Ai,,:-'tf'J' 0 A Gripping Story of the (I I F J I . Undcrworld Vm ( - a ' I 'jlHh "CHASE ME" fa I ji TWiMBM Roaring Comedy t f C'1 TODAY LAST TIMES II li i TOM MOORE in OFFICER 666" . . 1 1 A Riot of Laughter Afternoons (Except Sat, Sun.) 15c War Tax A t Evenings (Sat., Sun., Afts.) 30c Included MR. & MRS. GORDON WILDE Shadow Oraphlats Kinograms, CLAUDE & FANNIE USHER In "The Blde-a-Wae Home" PRieear . Mat. (Excepting Sat., Sun. and Holidays) 16c, 25c, 60o Nlghta, 15c, 25c,'50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.28 , , y SUN,M0N., TUES., WED. CONTINUOUS 1 TO 11 P.M. All-Star Vaudeville SUNDAY VAUD.EVILLE z, 4:30, 7, 9 P.M. HOLMES, WALLACE &J0EHERTJG In a Comedy Slcit "Hon." Dave Manley Master Monologise Leon's Ponies Joe Kane & Roy Chidlow Comedians Norman & Jeanette Dancers-Acrobats AND Ol HJX UNW1CD A story of three untamed be ings a man, a demon horse, a devil dog. VAUDEVILLE SHOWS SUN. -THANKSGIVING-SAT. LOEW'S COMEDIES NEWS EVENTS SCENICS . ADMISSION AFTERNOONS NIGHTS (EXCEPT SUNDAYS) (SUNDAY AFTERNOONS) 20c Tax Included 40c