Sullivan and Kilrain at Pantages 23Feb1909
FANTAOES. Starting the week with three absolute capacity houses and hundreds turned away at the evening performances with twit policemen rniulred to keep the sidewalk clear In front of the theater and box seats hooked ahead all week it looks very much as if another new record was to be hung up at the Pnntages this week. And the cause or It all Is the presence of thns two famous (Id gladiators. John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain, as the hoadlfncrs on the bill at the popular Hastings street house this week. It is a well - known fact that the public admires admires brawn and physical prowess. and when those qualities Hre combined in the person of such a popular ring champion of the world as John I... and tho game former world's champion. Jake Kilrain. It is little wonder that the crowds flock to the Pan - tages. as they have to every other theater at which these one - time rivals have appeared appeared on their tour. Frank Hall. Sullivan's present business manager, introduces the ex - champion and John L. gives a rather clever monologue. In which he tells some rich Irish stories atid some good jokes on himself. Then he and Jake Kilrain don the gloves for a friendly three - round bout, in which both show considerable cleverness and some of their old - time speed. The two old gladiators gladiators made the biggest kind of a hit and were forced to respond to half a dozen curtain curtain calls at the conclusion of their turn. Besides securing such a big attraction as Sullivan and Kilrain. Mgr. George A. Calvert did not neglect the rest of the bill for this week, and It is fully up to the usual high standard of the Pantages. Fortune Bros.. a clever team of European comedy and pan tomime acrobats, open the bill and provide a very good opening number. Jack Atkins made good ss a monologue artist, and Inci dentally sprung a few new Jokes and lomi capital songs. Dave Williams and his com pany of three have a sKetcn mat is some thing out of the ordinary, and tells a pretty pretty love story which requires artistic acting. which is not lacking. The Moddards. a man and woman, nave anout as pleasing musical act as has been seen on that stage for some time. Glllert Katen. In their Hebrew dialect act and grotesque dancing, supply enough of the comedy element element tor ft whole show. Harry DeVera has a new llluatiated allad which he sings well and the orchestral selections and moving pictures are as Interesting and high - class as usual.