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"Tuesday, December t, 1920.
GREAT INTEREST SHOWN IN OTHELLO, TDESDA Y; FIRST TIME HERE ! preat Interest has been shown In the announcement by Cortese; Bros thaf Giuseppe -Verdi's "Othello" hail been added to the repertoire of op eras to be rendered at the Lyric next weejt by the Creator Grand Opera company. , "Othello" had not been -considered in the early selections but popular demand later -' made this move necessary. Incidentally ; Cortese Bros. state that this is the first time "Othello" ever has been- given In Memphis, It Will be sung Tuesday night. When "Othello" opens, the hero and Desdemonia are already mar ried; she lain Cyprus awaiting her husband's . return .' from a battle with the Turks. In the midst ot the tempest,- Othello arrives, victorious, and a great 'celebration greets hfm. Irt a tavernNIago sings his well known drinking song, "Inaffla l'ugola!" and plies Casslo with wine ;mtH -he fights with Montano. They are. Interrupted by Othello who 'de grade Casslo from his captaincy and dismisses the people to their homes. The act closes with a love duet, 'Quandd, narravi," between Othello and Desdemona; the words of which are Ingeniously transplanted from Othello's greats speech before" the lago's Celebrated "Credo." i In the second act. laid in the hall of ' Othello's castle, Iago, to arouse"! the Moor s Jealousy, counsels Casslo to induce Desdemona to plead for his reinstatement. Left alone Iago chants hla famous . and .terrible ''Credo,", a masterpiece of Irony, and Invective. This la one of .the new parts - not directly derived from Shakespeare, belnjj a '.'triumphant in terpolation" jfrom the pen of .Boito. Othello, entwlng, is directed to look where his - wife is In converse , with Casslo; her first words on joining Othello are a plea for the unlucky AMUSEMENTS Alexander. In this office Is a wise bird who sugr gested that Alexander , answer this question:, . 1 ' "Alexander, how do you do ft?" f That fits the Padflc coast psychic marvel's show and hla endeavor. A capacity audience was at the Lyric last 'night to greet Alexander, and It's a safe bet that packed houses will be there, the remainder of the engagement, which concludes) Saturday night. , It's nof Alexander's first .visit to Memphis. Last year we marveled at his uncanny ability to look into the wery soul of the questioner and answer queries. He is more than ever mysti fying this season, s ' Just try anything and he gets by with it. For Instance, the chap who takes someone not his wife to the the ater runs an awful chance In question ing Alexander, for he handles his au dience in such a way as to tell every thing. Maybe you hold the written question, -ugntly m uie palm or your nana; per "chance you .seal it in what appears to -be a bombproof container; maybe you Just think it. Alexander ges the sense and lias a reply ready. ' The first part is devoted legerdemain 'tth ever-baffling card tricks, the en .chanted , clock, the mysterious slate 7WTltlngs and the canvas paintings "Which apep'ar before the audience's very eys.vfThe concluding feature of this rpart is the cabinet (Illusion of which lAlexander is a master. - Lillian Marlon and the Nar.tell twins present a series of dances In part two. They, too. are remembered from last season. The bit adds an attractive fea ture to the show as a whole. 4 . Their numbers Include "The Spirit or Incense" and "Caprice Orientals," the former by Miss. Marlon and the Nar tells, and the uebond by the twins. In cidental music by Merlyn'Jones lends a Subdued, far Eastern atmosphere. Flnaly Alexander gets to the famed Simla seance. Beyond the mere state ment, that It is baffling one can not go further. Possibly the bird was more right than he thought When he pro pounded his question, "How do youj do It?" ' . Alexander plans on Invading New Tork this year. While his will not be the first magic show to play the me tropolis, not by many, but Its differ ence, no doubt, will result-tin another run similar to Thurston's last venture on Broadway. , i ' Yes, some nice chap personally, is Alexander, some showman whose knowledge of stagecraft is exceeded only by knowledge of people. ' The press agent, Bunny Bunting, does not overBtep any bounds in writ ing his slflff. But why didn't he tell. us that rain was coming last, night? Orpheum! 'The best bill for many, many sea sons, II not tne Desi Bince vauucviuo came to Memphis, is the Orpheum bill this week. That's a personal opinion based not only on the ability of the acts but on the variety of the offerings. ; Georgia Campbell suffered from an attack of laryngitiB Monday and in consequence could not sing. As much as we miss Miss Campbell's voice, her charming self with the singing of the three male members of the act was enough to carry Ifinto top position. Singing old-time songs in a fashion that marks a Campbell turn, the men scored heavily at the matinee Monday. 'Miss Campbell, w4th her soft Southern-voice, her refined air, the effective mannerisms, combines to make up as dainty an attraction as one will sec In vears. She Is the sweetest thing in Dixie or anywhere else, for that matter. . ' - . joe Cook truly is a vaude show in lilmself. He Juggles, plays thet violin, bounces rubber balls, shouts a lot of hokum and generally capers. Cook had the audience on his hip and threw them Into the' aisle, to take one of his e presslons, Monday. Nellie Nichols is too well known for lengtny commeui. aim i nn.B" vi character i songs that are distinctive. Bunny Bunting says that movie num ber Is a'gem; Bunny is from the Coast and knows. ' The didactic doctor declares one doesn't need pills to grab 'one of Solly i T Brt V m vuotnv.- S Today 2:15 Tonight 8;15 A Superb Program of Quality . and Quantity ' QUADRUPLE HEAPLINER3 GEORGIA CAMPBELL - In "GONE ARE THE DAYS" A Dream of the Old South Assisted by Robert Buchanan Archie Ruaglea, GeorgeSutton , NELLIE V. NICHOLS "Herself" The Humorist ; JOE COOK The Oe-man .Vudevljjjlhow ' SOLLY WARD & 00. With : MAMON MURRAY A Satirical Comedy In One Act - BABIES H1LDKGARDB LACHMANN Wlthhr paJFlprenc Jllsworth Alexander Bros. & Evelyn ROSE, ElLlS & ROKE Tpplcs of the Day Klnograms PRICES? 7 Mat. (ex. Sat., Sun. and Holi days); 15c, 25c, 50c Mat. 8t. and Sun., 15-25-50-75o NIghu and Holidays, 1 15c, Z5c, 50c, 75c, 1, 1.25 War Tax Additional on All . . Tickets TO BE STAGED . y i SIGNOR FRANCESCO FU8CA. ; BOCCA- Signer Francesco Boeca-Fusoa, fa mous Italian tenor, will sing the leading role in Verdi's "Othello" Tuesday night at the Lyeio. ..." captain; Iago lays the ground for the . , handkerchief episode. The Moor, In a pathetic air, "Addio. sante memorle,". bids farewell not love and trust. In the third act Iago's intrigue pro- only to the war and ' battle, - but to ceeds until Othello, his rage fanned into imadness, openly accuses Des demona. of unchastlty, strikes her and drives her ?rom the hall. The fourth is In Desdemona's bedcham-. ber. To- Emilia she sings' the "Wil low Song," said to be based on an ancient .Italian folk song; and then alone, intones the exquisite "Ave Maria,", the best-known air In the opera. 1 She sleeps;- Othello steals in and smothers her - with a pillow. But Iago's villainy is discovered, and the Moor-stabs himsalf, pressing a last kiss on Desdemona's lips as she dies. . - y Ward's gags, tb make "Babies", a play let . with more than one laugh. Yes, "the support" Is good, too. Marlon Murray and Jeane Elliott are the two women who capably take care of the flapper and the wife parts. . Alexander Brothers and Evelyn close and have a dumb act that will hold any audience. Theirs is the ball bounc ing staff that always is attractive. Joe uookk evidently dookbo wiui tne ot tering, comes in for a lot of burlesaue. Andthe trio and Cook get by with it in nanoy style. - Another friend- Is Hildegrade Lach mann, and who holds to the juvenile endeavor and is as fascinating as ever. With her is the pal, Florence Ellsworth. Cute -numbers and cuter sayines. - Opening spot falls to Rose, Ellis and Rose, novelty artists. ; Yes. the Ornheum well will be worth. seeing twice when Miss Campbell gets in voice, , ALt WiLiSON, . State. . Two i"eftl globe trotters are on the vaudeville bill for the first half of the week at Loew's State. , They , are "Black ana White." dainty girl atmeu;. These two misses are English girls, their real names being Cecil Wartow and Violet Barret. . Miss Wartow Is the "Black" of the act. This is their sixth tour around the world. They first formed their act some six years ago ana nave traveiea togetner since. Bead News Scimitar Wants. CREATORE GRAND OPERA CO. : Dec. 13th, 14th, 15th Monday, "Aida" , Tuesday "Othello" Wednesday Matinee, "Barber of Seville" Wednesday Evening "Carmen" EyeHlna Prices $3. 2, J Matinee Prices .... $3, 12, $1.50. $1 I. S2. Plan Seats Now Houcx piano to. Cortese Bros., Managers S ."Meet Me on the Mezzanine'. S The Theater Beautiful H . CQNTNUOUS 1 TO 11 P.M1 Today Wed. ALL-STAR LOEW ACTS 5 Also i CONWAY TEARLE , In "Marooned Hearts" Vaudeville at 3:30, 7, 9, P.M. Coming Thurs. Week Day- Afti. (Inc. Sat.) 20o Evenings and Sunday Afts., 40c Soon No Open LOEW'S PALACE A Truly Regal Picture Theater f3 immiM'imi'miHi'iiimnmi I'll nil Ulllf '1 lilli H I!! IIIIIIHilmNliUIUIMilUUl Photo by Bachruch . Tonight at 8:15 GOODWYN INSTITUTE A Lecture On The World Most Delicate Problem By Harriet Luella -M'COLLUM Amtrloa's Most Scholarly and Convincing Tsacher on Applied Psychology This Lecture Is of Vital Import ance to all Parents and Teachers BUT NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO MISS ITJ Come and get a blp realization of the fine art of living together. Admission Free ' ' Everybody Heartily Invited Lectupes, Dec. 8 to 12, Inclusive BASKETBALL v GAME WEDNESDAY il '" m .' . Th first Y. W.' C. A. basketball team will play the T. L. 1 team o Wednesday night, Dec. 8. at the T.' W. C Aj Oym, on the corner 6f Sec ond and Court. The game will be called at 8 o'clock. Afuch interest Is centered on the K game", as it is the first game of the season for both of the -opposing teams, and wilt offer the' first' opportunity for basketball fans to determine the strength or two of the leadincglrla' basketball teams oi (no cuy. Alio puuuc is uuruuuiy Invited to attend,. , ; . MarCtiit By Auto, Recovering Now Ills condition lnfproved Tuesday morning, physicians at thiv Presby erlan Home hospital expressed hope for '.the recovery of R. L. Jones, Somerville,.Tenn. Jones was severeiv InfuredV Sunday when his automobile was struck by another machine -and overturned ' : ;l ., WILL ELECT OFFICERS. Officers, of the Peabody Civic dub f9r the ensuing year will be elected on Tuesday night, when that organi zation meets at Peabody school. More than 250 members of the club are expected to be present, , . ; Mme Yolanda Hero 'Hungarian' !'-,: f Pianist 1 i GOODWYN INSTITUTE Saturday, 1 1 1 7 ; '".C. " 2 .O'CLOCK ? . - ' Si . Season Ticket Holders for i, -' Series of I ;;v - Three Artist i l Piano Recitals ; g. Must present Levltzki tickets fer V admission. Reserved seat Sale at g O. K. HOUCK PIANO CO, FRI- f -aw rtcr IflTU Mm I -. n 1 Walker, Mar. Phone 7430 Main. IiniaiiM MAJESTIC Dorothy Phillips -I"-" - -Once To Evyy yoman Paramount Magazine , . STRANDr1 GkEORGE MELFORD'S Unusual Romance ' "Behold My Wife" Larry Semon In "The Simple Life" -PR1NCESS- NORMA 'TALMADGE In . "JHE CAPTIVATING . WARY CARSTAIRS" SAVOY All-Star Cast-In " "The 13th Chair" - . 3' ,;'SNAKES,"( Comedy BIOOU "h,sDOpVcGtueRBANK-8 ... , IN THE PAPERS" j ' Vanlshlno Dagger" Final , - EMPIRE CHARLES RAY . In iiu Clodhopper" Hidden Dangers," No. 13 Jl www ww MIUII J?m'S(l) BEST 1 rMIITKX5E5E7 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY .'It ' THE NEWS SCIMITAIU. Double Guard At v Shelby Ba&tilc Sheriff O. H. Terry has'estabUshed a. double watch at the county Jail to prevent a recurrence of the Jail de livery of Clyde A Hamilton, lidward B. Kelly and Aida K. Shaw, which resulted in the death of Jailer Geo T. Reeve- , . Two deputies are on watch at night. whii two special policemen are doing day duty. These men are assisting Jailer Chambers. 7 "Until the new jailer becomegfa mlliar with his duties." said Sheriff Perry, "I intend to give him all the assistance needed to preserve order at the prison' Get Getns While 1 Family Dines : : t. Thieves who forced entry Into tne home of Mrs. Oeorge Schaffer, J20a Union avenue, stole $33 in cash and two rlnga, one containing a diamond, and the othr set with a pearl, i REPRESENTS MEMPHIS. O. M. Salisbury.' memberof the traffic and transportation dlvisbn of the Chamber of Commerce, will rep resent Memphis at tho national con vention of the rivers and harbors commission at Washington, Dec. 8 to 10. ' i J 1 HUNDREDS TURNED At the LYRIC Last Night Only 5 Days More The World's i Greatest Sensation ' ' ALEXANDER and His Ckmu fl UlnnilnrA Oliun Ul IIUIIUCI) New Read What the Critics Siy Ladles Only Souvenir Mat- inee Thursday, Any Seat 51,00 General Souvenir Mat. Saturday Nlghte and Sat. Mat., 50c to 1.60 Children Under 5 Not Admitted ha BBHH warn lillllilllllllil Ml .'h i il I I I'lil lliillMtl, I ..III . ill 'lilillih ! i iiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiUiiiii Exclusive Flrst-Rnn Pictures Memphis' TODAY-WEDNESDAY: 1 to 11 p.m. Feature at 1:80, 8:30, 5:30, 7:30, 0:30 p.m. The Beautiful MA CLAIRE in "Pol3yWithaPast" Polly had little ' past It really was alarming; Yet how could peo ple think her fast? Her smile was so disarming ? ? ? A woman with a past may. not be a Tampand then t she may Look ' oat girls! ADDED ATTRACTIONS: "An Elephant's Nightmare" Sunshine Comedy PATHE Coming Thursday WM. FARNUM, in "The Scuttlers" AFTERNOONS (ex. Sat.-8un.) 15c EVENINGS (Sun. Aft.) 30c War Tax Included VSOON rrUfC DAI A17 Merit First-Run Pictures, LVuii o rnknwu mw m m M .tmm. wm A r m LLADo rnUlUrLAYb ORPHANS TO BE GUESTS AT MOVIE PERFORMANCE ' - . Friday will be a'galu. day for the Inmates of the different orphanages and orphan charges of any organi sation of Memphis for on that day the-littlp ones will be taken by spe cial street rars to Loew's Lyceum theater where at 10:30 a.m. a spe cial performance will be staged for them. Fruit and candy will be pro vided for each child, and then the little ones will be. taken back to their homes. The nffair win be In tlui nature of a pre-Christmas treat for the chil dren. Manager A. 11. Morrison, of Loew's Lyceum. Issued tho Invita tion to the different orphanages of the city. Receiver T. 11. Tutwiler and Superintendent K. W. Ford, of tho Memphis Street Ruilway com pany, offered us many special cars as needed. Then U. Canule & Co., offered to. supply fruit, and the Shelby Candy company offered to provide enough mixed, candy for-all. Last, but by no means last, Santa Claus himself, through his mysteri ous methods of learning things con cerning kiddies, heard of the plan. From his headquarters at Gold smith's store, he had one of his, aides call with a demand that he be in- eluded in the arrangements, f As a AWAY Samel- f For Anvfe Perform-, r ance i tuv , i.i ' ; " f. 'i. .i ' " . ;ililill!iiilililiiiii!lilii.iiiiN Coziest Theater Loew - Metro Star The genius of Dav id Belasco visual ized! Shows Miss Claire's right to stardom on ii road way ! A Comedy of the very highest class! REVIEW TO OPEN . Enhanced by Rate Music. ' I " H " , VI aii I il vSV ;UAvM MAE MURRAY and DAVID POWELL "THE RIGHT TO LOVE" An intimate tale of a woman's love in the city of the Sultans. Athrill with Intrigue and youth ful beauty in the unknown places of Constantinople. A George Fitzmauricc Super-Production. Si 4' r 'mmmmmsmmiMmmm B result, Santa in person, will dis tribute the candy and fruit to each child entering the trioater. For the performance, all employes of 'Loew's Lyceum huve consented to donate their services and the feature picture to be shown will be William Farnum in "The Scuttlers." u thrill ing tale of the sea with an excellent comedy film, "Mum's the Word." In Dorothy Phillips The romance of a pretty girl, gifted with A golden voice, who rose from poverty to have the world at her feet then when all turn ed black, she welcomed the love that she had spurned, ... '":"S" 1 ' . A different' photodrama elaborately staged and '?lthi a" splendid cast. t , " X V" fill IMIV 1 u "j Jo Added Feature Larry Semon in "Th Simple Life" Vt'JptltWHOtwi 1 . :;;:;-;:::::;:;.v., addition the "Tiny" symphony ' r-i chestra will provide" music. ' v No charge of any kind will - be made. . THIEVES LOpT STORE. Clothing and Jewelry valued at several hundred dollars was stolen Monday from tho II. E. Lewis dry goods store. Beale avenue and Man assas street. Entry was gained Dy prying open a rear door. The thieves used in automobile in which tr haul the loot away. Tracks of the machine were discovered. - Ah: At 11:00, 12:30, 2:15, 4:00, 5:45, 7:30 and 0:15. ; ft E married lior, a simple child " of the big North woods, to shame his family. Then tumbled her into the glitter of Lon don's best society, while he, the prodi gal, drifted downward as she strug gled upward until one .day her tri umph and with the prodigal kneding at her feet! TOJTOCZ-LLCT1 CTI i , - IIODD),.. From ' "The Translation of a Savage" By Sir Gilbert Parker Featuring Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Mabel Julienne Scott, Ann Forrest (0 I . 'I m'.".'; . '"hi,,' , , . v .j ,..,. PACE NINEj White Man Clubbed : By Passing Negro Gus Canada. 107 Gayoso arenae) was clubbed on the) head a4 11:4 i Monday nleht br an ttnidentirJM M j gro, while ha -was walking on SYrarth street, between Eeale ancf Gayoso. j Canada can give few- details of the) attack, but furnished police with a I description of the negro. Ha Is said j to be black, and wearing dark clothe and a dark ca.p. Ho was about f I feet 10 inches tall. Canada was 4 painfully but not seriously hurt, ,) TODAY WEDNESDAY: Varamount Magazine "ONCE - to - EVERY WOMAN" aiiaii 4 Topics of the Day I w lip. ,,n ii,.t