Savs Flo. to
By JAM El YVHITTAKER.
kTfcW YORK-KneeliM - Mr.
I h'bW4, who, o( tourie, know
1 h4 he is talking sbout wltn
I t talks !out this, liuds liit
spring prunounrvmcnt on the sub
)Kl v( irmimne beauty, ' delect
thrrrin a note of praeiicil cynicism.
"It i nut necrtt-irily importsnt lor
a gm l' r a ravniK beauty to tic
' tome a Zirgfelrf J-'olhc girl,' he an'
itouncnl, and surprise u, (or we
tliuuht it wae. "Of course, the mutt
have regular feature, an attractive
form and a graceful carriage. Hut
the irufrU w izardry of litflihng and
scenic tilecta and costuming make
fur beauty where it it in any way
We are left to fupuoie that there
lias always been tin element of
wiiardry Mr. Ziegfeld'i, not her
in the beauty of the Folliet girl
Crah gnci an-illusion. Are there,
thrn, not even among the picked
peaches of Mr. Ziegfeld's basket no
perfrrt girl, thut even in the rol
lie chorus we must, to perceive the
ideal, have the help of namelcit pad,
paint and lying light to mend and
disentitle the MrmUhet of reality?
It i legend and all legend are
true before they become legend
that Mr. Zirgfcid, in the courte of
any year, sees and ap(raie the
beauty of the most beautiful girl of
America, for the came reason that
Mr. Ilrinz view and choose Amer
ica' niost nearly perfect pickle.
Juki now. hi practiced eye are la
oriiig daily on the momentou mat
ter of the choice of new girls, who
will be revealed in June in hi new
I'olliis. He engage in this task
(to refer further to hit spring bulle
tin) with moderate hope, lie will
make the best of the bad matter that
it the state of physical grace of
American female charm. Enormous
numbers of the applicant for place
in Mr. Ziegfeld'a annual salon of
l.u.ttiy iiifliir It j ntunile ar. tnf:it
lemons. Some are maturely or pre
maturely haggard, with yellowing
skins concealed from their mirrors,
but not from Mr. Ziegfeld's pene
trating eye, by chemical 'grease.
Those who come simply and un
tricked from Hohokus Center and
'other provincial heaths of health
and honesty average somewhat fair
er of face but are sadly apt to move
before Mr. Ziegfeld's judicial eye
with the grace' of startled cows.
Altogether, Mr. Ziegfeld's yearly
beauty problem, he bints, has no un
challengable solution, but is met
with fortitude and the foreknowl
edge that once again the over
winter crop of fair flesh will have
the usual average of angular ankles
and misplaced muscles which it will
be the business of his deceitful
crew of stace beauty doctors to dis
guise. It is hence Mr. Ziegfeld's
avowal that, to a certain degree, the
Chicago professor of anatomy who
recently" made the sweeping state
ment that American women are not
wholly beautiful, was, in a way,
Mr. Ziegfeld's experiences and
those of the audience which attend
ed the first night last Monday" of
"Voltaire" in the Plymouth theater,
suggest that beauty is a matter of
surprise. Afterthe second act of
"Voltaire,", there were cries in the
Plymouth of: "Author, author."
There was a dramatic pause and
then two slender girls trotted bash
fully into the limelight. They were
the Misses Leila Taylor and Ger
trude Purcell, the authors, so un
expectedly young and personable
that the audience immediately forgot
Mr. Arnold Daly and his triumphs
in the play's name part and "Voir
taire," for that first night at least.
was a successful girl show.
It is 'extremely unlikely that
either Miss Leila or Miss Gertrude
is as beautiful as Mr. Ziegfield's
Ruby de Reamer. Miss de Reamer
is too beautiful to be a successful
author. But for the seconds that
the Plymouth curtain hung before
it fell and hid them, Miss Leila and
Miss Gertrude seemed infinitely
more beautiful. They had had all
the advantage of surprise. None ex
nerted two authors usually a brace
of flat-footed middle-aged mates
to be as pretty as actresses. Un-.
fortunately actresses are. Mr. Zieg
field cannot surprise his clientele
with a pretty girl. He has continual
ly 10 iry 10 mcci wic auuicuic a
fondest expectations. This is, he
says, a tough task.
' "Voltaire" is not nearly so surpris
ing as its two authors. One way to
summarize it neatly would be to say
simply that it is about Voltaire. The
young lady authors who are students
in Columbia university have read all
thr mmmpntaries On the illustrious
French ironist, are full of the sub
ject of this voluminous man, and
have boiled him down to one busy
day of the latter end of his life and
the three acts of platitude.
They include in this one day a half
century of his best epigrams, and,
I think, without any authority of
familiarity with the, facts of Vol
taire's life at least a year of his
activities. In the short space of the
12 hours ot nis own year, wmcn
elapses between the play's beginning
and end. Voltaire is In and out of
danger of imprisonment in the bas
tile for having lampooned a royalty,
matchmaker to a pair of young inci
dental aristocrats, patently invited to
visit Voltaire's provincial chateau In
Fernay to help out the Misses Leila's
and Gertrude's love interest, courtier
in the grand manner to Mlie. Gain
on, the actress, and a busy quoter of
his own best bits.
- This trick of having their protag
onist quote rather than act his life
is the defect of the play, but it would
be difficult to suggest any other trick
to take its place. Voltaire was an
ornate and expensive philosopher for
whom life was so lavishly staged
that the very least hi the incidents
of his career defies reproduction on
the stage. '
There is. for instance, the anec
dote of his triumph over a rival, a
marquis, a glutton anu a iui
the affections of an artistocratic lady
It seems that the lady planned a
dinner for the marquis, and, know
ing Voltaire's powers of merciless
speech, invited him to be present on
the one condition that, at table, he
should say no more than three
The marquis disgustingly overate
. the first dish, oysters. Piling his
20th empty shell, he exclaimed:
"Samson slew nis iu.wu rnins-
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In mol Imparianl af hl ctltle ai hlv
innnt. "Th Itolurn f IVIr Orlmm."
Tho play, wtili-h la from lh (in of Mr.
H'Imid lilmirir, la brouKht forward acaln,
afler an aharnr from the aia of aav
aral yrara. In r-apun lu many rrqarnt
and bntuf ot It fact that Ita thorn la
on that riifa lh lchl and driat
Inirrrat of tha public at the prant tim.
,Nvr brfor h thrr brn ao much
vonjectur upon and Uiacuaalon of th poa
aibitity of tommunlratlon btwn th
plritual and th material worlila aa thr
la now and never haa th aubjart been
more beautifully treated than by th two
matter raaftamen of th theater, lr.
Uelaaco and Mr. WerflelJ.
Sir. nelaaro haa aurrounded Mr. War
field with a company of the flrat order.
Amonc lha playera ar Marl Bate.
.Mlrlani Poyl. Marl Kelchardt, Joaeph
Urennan, John Palnpolle, Oeorg WelllnK
ton. John . Webber. Rlrhard Dupont,
William Boa and I "avid Malrorb.
ACTRESS and alnirer. Salll Flaher,
romea to th Orpheum to top th bill
for th current week. In s quaintly
pleaalna; one-act comedy. "Th Choir Re-
hearaal." II la written or Liar Hummer,
author of auch aucceaaea aa "Good
Uracloua. Annabel!" and "Be Calm,
Camilla." Margaret Waldron, premier
danaeuae, la to contribute on of the
featured orrenng. tin la to ofrer a pro
gram of wld rang In which ah la aa-
alated by Oeorg Halprln. Ben Brrnl who
vied to be an eccrntrlo vlollniat, but alnc
then h haa become an eccentric
comedian, la to be another featured part
of the ahow. An amualng duolngu.
"The Men About Town," la to b offered
by Innla Brothera aa another of th fea
tured offerlnga. They ar clever com
dlana. - "Peraonallty Pua," a clever aklt
Bobby Adama and Jewell Barnett ar to
preaent. Th Five Avalona perform on
double wlrea. They Introduce a variety
of difficult feata. They dance, play and
alng, bounding nimbly from one wire to
the other, Speed la the enlivening ele
ment of athletlo work of Emll and John
Nathan. Their gymnaatlo work la In a
claaa by Itself. Again the Cartoon comic.
Aeaop'a Fablea, will be ahown on the
acreen. Toplca of the Day and th Path
Weekly ar alao to b acreen feature.
TRIP TO FORTUNE LAND" la
to b presented by the Bon Ton
Girls comDanv at the GavAtv
theater all week, with the matinee per
formance at 3:16 dally. John Barry and
George Douglaaa are the principal fun
makers with the organisation. "A Trip
to Fortune Land" la In two acts and
eight scenes. A. Douglaaa Leavltt la
credited with the authorship of the book,
while Ruby- Cowan and Jack Strouse
furnished th 1 mualc and lyrlca. In the
cast are to be found Collette Batiste, Lou
Barrv. Walter la Foye, Earl Gates and
th three Bernard alsters. A chorus of a
score of girls was selected for this ahow
because of looks as well aa ability to
alng and dance. Today'a matinee starts
.T)OLPHE'S REVUE" comes aa the
J"f stellar attraction to the Orpheum
""next week, starting Sunday mat
inee, April . It Is an entertainment of
great variety, comprising dancing, sing
ing, light comedy, a violin virtuose, and
an aggregation of brass Instrumentalists
headed by the celebrated cornet soloist,
Charles E. Edwards. "For Pity's Sake,"
"The Sirens." "Rubevllle," and a number
of other successes that have toured the
Orpheum circuit are samples of the con
tributions of Mr. Maddock, who haa pre
sented this to the vaudeville stage. His
productions are generally accepted as
atandarda in the two-a-day.
(irriHS Kinkald Klltlea" opening at
I the Empress today comprises a
septet ot talented lads and lassies
from Scotland who present an offering
consisting of singing, dancing and bag
pips playing. Dot Marsell Is a pretty
miss possessing heaps of talent, who
offers an entirely new set of "Syn
copated Melodies." Simpson and Dean
present "In Hunky Tuntky Town" and
Wells and Winthrop ''Foot Feats."
Songa and eccentric soft shoe dancing
are the final acta on the bill.
tines, but I could slay as many
Voltaire used up his allotted three
"With same jaw-bone?" '
Chancing across this memoire of
the great man, Misses Leila and
Gertrude must have been tempted
to I put that in the play,
But, for the sake of these three
words, they would have had to write
into their play a whole banquet and
a dozen minor parts. So it is with
most of the rich events of the career
of Voltaire, and the authors of this
play have used skill and economy in
reducing1 him to a cast of a dozen
and one exquisite drawing room set
from the brush and store-room of
Robert Edmund Jones.
The trtarouis disgustingly overate
He has neither the leanness nor the
leer that are the record of Voltaire's
most striking physical characteris
tics, but he plays the role with an en
thusiasm and a vigor that takes the
place of its fine points by the simple
process of sweeping them violently
out of the way. In Mr. Daly one
sees the sort of flashing fellow Vol
taire would have been had Voltaire
been an Irishman.
Is GloritCs Lead
Richard, Wayne, a capable actor,
and Gloria SrtUnson share honors in
"Her Husband's Trademark," at the
Strand theater this week.
Young Wayne, who is shown in a
love clinch with Gloria, hails origi
nally from Beatrice, Neb. He studied
to be a musician at the University of
Nebraska, at Lincoln then went to
Europe for a two years' finishing
course. When he went to the Pa
cific coast the movie "got him.''
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i - m i mm 0. wm t m
5Yt 1 1 ie f'& her
Art Applied to-Her
Inspired by the success she met
dancing for the soldiers in training
camps, Miss Marga Waldron decid
ed to enter upon a professional ca
reer. Miss Waldron, who is at the
Orpheum theater this week with
George Halperin, pianist, as a tot
in short dresses showed ' remarkable
skill in her pirouetting about the
house as the phonograph played.
Time ripened an art of her own
training until she attracted unusual
attention among friends of her fam
ily. Miss Waldron is a daughter of
Colonel and Mrs. A. E. Waldron
of Washington, D. C. Colonel Wal
dron was aide to President Wilson
on his trip to Europe. He dis
couraged the idea of a professional
dancing in his family, but relented
as far as his ' daughter dancing in
training camps - for . soldiers along
with professional talent and with her
mother as chaperon.
The daughter of a household us
ually has her way, and this miss of
15 years was' no exception to the
rule. Consequently her parents .took
her to New York and placed her in
charge of Porta Povitch, ' graduate
of the Imperial Russian ballet.
"If she is going to be a dancer,"
Colonel Waldron told the great mas
ter. "I want her to be a good one."
Miss Waldron studied with Po
vitch for three consecutive years.
There 'Were only two brief inter
ruptions in this period, one when
she appeared for about 12 weeks in
New York in the spectacular produc
tion of "Mecca," and the other, when
she filled the role of premiere dan
suese in the ballet of the French
grand opera company of New Or
leans, just before that opera house
was destroyed by fire. These en
gagements, " her teacher explained,
were to give her an experience she
could not get in the studio.
Hot Off the Wire
The 10th anniversary of the. Uni
versal Film company is to be cek;
brated in May. Universal is the
oldest concern in continuous activi
ty and , has the largest number of
films to its credit.
Bessie Barriscale is on the stage
to remain indefinitely, it is probable.
She has made a pronounced hit in
big town vaudeville with her new
playlet called "Picking Peaches."
Virginia Brown Faire, who was
voted into the movies by the Chi
cago Elks, was severely injured in
an automobile accident in Los An
geles the other day.
Costumes and properties have been
brought from Spain by Paramount
to be used in "Blood and Sand." the
Ibanez novel which is being filmed
with Rodolph Valentino as star.
Harry (Snub) Pollard was mar
ried the other day to Mrs. Eliza
beth Bowen, who is said to be a
member of a prominent family in
Lexington, Ky. She is not an ac
Harry Myers as "The Connesticut
Yankee" had a soft job riding fliv
vers and motorcycles compared to
what he had to do in the title role
of "The Adventures , of Robinson
Crusoe." He must wear weighty
clothes, great boots and wield a
wicked lot of weapons that weigh
from one -to 100 pounds.
THE BEE: OMAHA. SUXOAV. A.'KU,
"It was hard work, sure," Miss
Waldron says, "but that is why I
went into it. I knew to reach the
heights in dancing to which I aspired
there could be no listless instruc
tion. It had to be rigorous in tech
nical detail, and I am glad I went
"Most girls who attend such
dancing schools study for a few
months and they believe they are
finished pupils, or most of them be
lieve they are great dancers. Then
they are tempted by offers of some
part in a production. This lasts
only a short time, and perhaps they
are unfit for anything else but the
same kind of a dance they did in
"I, too, was offered many roles in
productions, but I did not le,ave my
studies until advised to do so for
short periods by my instructor.
Mother wouldn't allow it anyway,
had I wanted to."
OR. BENJ. F. BAILEE
SANATORIUM . Lincoln, Neb.
This institution is the only ont
in the central west with separate
buildings situated in their own
grounds, yet entirely distinct, and
rendering it possible to classify
cases. The one building being fit
ted for and devoted to the treat
ment of noncontagious and nonmen
tal diseases, no others being admit
ted; the other Rest Cottage being
designed for and devoted to the
exclusive treatment of select mental
cases requiring for a time watchful
care and special nursing.
"Echoes of Scotland"
WELLS and WINTHROP
SIMPSON and DEAN
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The u:rr attained by the
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iisimijcmtrr, the nirrthiit, the
the fcorker and the unemployed?"
To thi rii'l. wiih the cwtration
of Manager Hilly Uvnie, it i show
eg on the arcn at tht Orpheum
ihratrr a fries of better butinrtt
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and on one tide of the paper. The
answer are to be mailed to "Topics
cf the Day' Film, Times Square,
New York City. The winning
answer earn week, with the author's
name, will he alioun on the screen
in the Orpheum theater, and alo
in 3,(k)0 other cille in the country.
Dog Eat Dog.
In conjunction with the showing
of Cardigan" at the Sun theater
thi week will be one of the mot
unusual comedies ever ahown in
Omaha. It i called "Mutt," and in
the rat are hundred of dog that
are the only actor throughout thi
unusual comedy. F.very breed of
dog is in the cast The featured dog
Thrilling fire rescue is shown
where one of the dog rushe up and
rescue a little French poodle. Of
course, like all stories end, the vil
lair is found and justice is admin-1
tiered. Lovers of dogs in Omaha
will appreciate this comedy and
those who have tried to tram dog
will no doubt realize the tnmendou
amount of patience and time that
was required in rehearsing these
dogs who perfect the comedy.
Matins Evsry Day
Tha Actrtaa-Siagar Esquislts, ia
"THE CHOIR REHEARSAL"
Br Clara Kummar
BOBBY ADAMS A JEWELL BARNETT
la "Personality Plus"
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Norma Gtva Tip
For II a p pint n
"It's the girl without the tamou-.
flage fliec days that win the mat
culine affection, the diamond solitaire
and the vest-pocket bungalow. 'Up
stage' i all right from a stage man
ager, but not with a maiden."
Thi it from a heart-breaker of no
less importance than Norma Tal
madge, considered by many fans
the queen ol the screen.
"Be natural," advice the lovely
Norma, whote latest production.
"Smilin' Through," is- current at the
Strand theater. "Its the only safe
way. I know very well I'd hate to
act a part and then have the man I
was interested in find me out. Be
natural in all things."
Sunday, April 2nd
2:1S Evsry Niht 8:18
"Tha Man About Town"
EMILE & JOHN
Faata af Darlnf Artistical
19th at Farnam
Sallle and Clare
Hat of Frlcndi,
Make Good Team
The uice. alia Slli I'iaher
ii diet ed upon irr rrtum to udc
t illc in Clare Kununrr's aVeieli, "I h
Tlioir Kr he t!" to be ern at tlx'
Qrphfuiu this week, lu meant mort
than ordinary rejoicing for bvih the
attractive singing scire and the
lifted playwright. For Mi't Fi'hrr
and Mix Kunimer are cloe, per
The Ineiidihlp'of thi talented
r4r of young women aUtUd tonif
yrrt ao when Xli Fiahrr ap
peared in "Sergeant Hruce" and ung
M'M Kumiiirr' "Dearie," the oug
number which reached a million
mark in te and had the whol
nation humming it unforgettable
strain. A few summer ago, wheu
Mix F'ither wa visiting at the
home of Mia Kummrr in Maine,
the brilliant playwright volunleereo
to write a kflrh for her, and "Th
Choir Rehear!" wa the result.
Speaking of her friend, Mi Fih
rr aid: "I con'idrr myelf very
fortunate in getting a playlet by so
clever a woman. First, became I
consider Clare Kunimer one of the
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mit brilliitit playwrights of ' d
And ntt, b.u it ii l7 V
pritilrg lo claim her a friend
of long tt'iiding. Mla Kummrr i
woman of an i!luiv. faninatii'it
pcrtoiuliiy. Sh cretr an at
itioaphrre that H the player hj to
iU it to step into it and ty in i.
The only y' I pl,,,,,1 1
have l.ked a well a my p.it in '1 be
their Kehearaal' W Ms'
'Forty-Five M iitute Front Itroad
way.' and that part wa nut wiittrn
When Mi Kummrr fir.t con
reived the idea ol "Hit Choir K
lirartat." !ie lound herself in need
of a peculiar typt of ong. L iiicrrlda
Tucker, her principal character, hsd
to ting a ug rn the choir bal
cony that contained hymnal qualiij'
and yet " which carried a popular
wiug. Not having the time to Bve
to the rompotition of a new ong.
MUk Kumiuer consulted with her
nm.ic publisher on "A Wonderful
Thing ll Come Into Mr Life,
written by Clare Kummer. This, song
had brrn Mibmiitrd to the publisher
over live year Wore and bd h"n
shelved because of it doubtful value
a popular number. Now, with the
charming voice of Mi FUher a t
leading popularirer, it threaten to
run the famou "Dearie" ong a cloe
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