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Thursday, April 26, 1928
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4 ) .w, - ...wv. , tasc anb Screen - lnfirijxnjLnn.rutnj-inirrii"ii" -------------------'''' ' ' ' ' SHUBERT Katharine Cornell comes to the Shubert Theater Mon day night for a week's engagement In W. Somerset Maugham's "The letter," which ia a drama of the soul of a wife who kills, escapes criminal punishment through acting a lie, but nevertheless la overtaken by retribution In an unusual form. The emotional talent of this young actress Is raid to have fe play In the r.ile of Leslie Crosble. The scenes are laid Kn. the British crown colony in the Tar East, the Straits Settlement, where the English rule the dark-skinned peoples ol the Orient. The cast includes Allan' Jeayes. J. W. j Austin, Eva Leonard-Boyne, James Vincent, John Buckler, Josephine Morse and Burton McEvilly. Among: the Oriental players are Soo Yong, a Chinese actress, and Sam Kim, Korean actor. Japanese, Chinese and Malays are also in the east. "The Letter" was singed by Guthrie Mc-Clintic. flaxen-haired to fool her swain, Harrison Ford. GRAND -Earl Carroll's Vanities." with the large original company, will t avea at the Grand Opera House far one week, with a matinee on Saturday, befr r.n.i on Sunday night. EMPRESS Gowns and appurte ranees utilised in the "Speed Girls of 1928," which comes to the Empress Theater Sunday afternoon, are 'said to be especially attractive and costly. Nellie Nice, who is the featured comedienne of the aggregation, la said to be an authority on color schemes, decorative fabrics and effective accessories that help to make this entertainment of particular Interest to women. Last season the show was known as the "Speed Girls of 1S26." This season it returns with the numerals changed to T8, with -the production, costumes snd effects. c. said to be more at tractive, expensive and modern than before. As an extra attraction Manager I-antz will again present "Feathers," Cincinnati dancer, in a new dance innovation of an Arabian nature. A midnight show will be given Saturday which will mark the closing of the Cincinnati burlesque season. ALBEE "Dressed to Kill," a medley of fine clathea and underworld romance and drama, will be the photo-feature at the E. F. Albee Theater, one week beginning Sunday. Mary Asior is starred opposite Edmund Lowe, the hard-boiied Sergeant juirt ! of "What Price Glory." Sustaining I roles of prominence are enacted by FORTITUDE IS SHOWN By Voice Pupil Who Goes From Be cltal Hal To Hospital. iV -i it - a 2 i .ire i Heading the cast r Morsn and i Charles Morton, Ben Bard and Tom Kack, earned. tr. wbo have recently Ducsn. Production wss supervised by fust through their "Two BSack Crews;" Julius Tar.nrr.. Broadway's vtMcraxkiss jester; Johnny Iooley, faw comedy ar.d comically intricate 4aeg make fciia a favorite gnatnMr: Norman Frecott, a corce-dian who does a ctod-reading act. Otbera la the company ara Cliff Craaa. dancing comedian; Frances iUrchart. Enact MacDonald. Bebe Staston. Maxiae Stone and Charles Stone. More than passing mention should be made of the chorus, which Is attractive, and also of the troupe of J4 Foster girls who execute Intricate dance numbers and do astonish-In feats on the climbing rope and flying rings. COX "Thank Tou," an optimistic comedy by Winchell Smith and Tom Cushlng. will be the offering of the National Players at the Cox Theater next week, beginning with the matinee Sunday. "Thank You" derives Its title from the attitude of a minister In a small town who meekly accepts the Impositions of the members of his flock. His niece, just arrived from Paris, comes to keep house for him. She not only boils over because of tha small salary paid her uncle, but also resents the gratuities which are grudgingly given him. Her indignation, as well as her Paris ways and dress, embroil the, entire congregation, with the minister threatened with loss of his charge, and the stiffening of his spine because of the aspersions cast on the girl. Romance, In the form of a young wastrel from New York, enters Into the general scheme of things, with an eventual ending that leaves the minister and his niece triumphant. John Lorens and Mary Newton will have the chief roles, with other favorites also prominently cast ,1V. - . , PALACK Alexander and Santos, one of the dancing' advertisements now making the Keith-Albee time,- will headline the new program at the Palace Thetaer for pne week, starting Sunday. It is an animated revue, ;wlth comedy, Instrumental novelties and equillbrlstlc turns hsarlng equal prominence In a varied terpsichorean routine. Other featured members are Curren and La Tenza, and Doris Class, a diminutive blonde solo danaeuse. The "nut" style of comedy, In which the unexpected becomes a certainty, will be presented by Tim ; McCarthy and "Dlnty" Moore; They call their turn "Anything at All," and It Is said to embrace much In the range of effective laugh-getters. Other acts are: "The Musical Conservatory," with Dan Holt, Dale and 'Adair and the Hasel Churchill Orchestra; Vic Burns and Adelaide Wilson in a heroic farce billed as "The Untrained Nurse;" Alf Grant In "Typical Topical Tales," and "The Original Unicycle Chair Trick." The screen diversion will be "A Blonde for a Night," a comedy courtship in which Marie Prevost is said to turn ENGRAVING Three Stores t II B. Blxth ICS Main 16 B. Twelfth Phone Main 41124 Irving Cummin js, from a story by William Conselmann. The plot reveals the ruse perpetrated by a clever beauty, to gain tbo confidence of "Mile-Away" Barry. Barry and his gangsters have double-crossed the girl's sweetheart, and many thrilling episodes are said to be developed in her witty battle of vengeance. A new program of Kelth-Albee stage acts will present "Dance Scandals" with Bee and Ray Goman, the Harmony Sisters and "The Fleet-Footed Foursome," the headllners. Another highlight will the appearance of Harold Yates and Cooper Lawley, "Songsters de luxe" and popular recording artists. LYRIC "The Patent Leather Kid," a Rupert Hughes novel, makes its screen debut to Cincinnatlans, Sunday, at the Lyric Theater. Coming from a run on Broadway, it presents Richard Barthelmess in what critics have declared is one of his finest characterizations. The story Is based on the eccentric personality of "The Patent Leather Kid." an unpopular pugilist who affects glittering personal adornment of all kinds. He carries this fancy to the extreme of avoiding mussing his hair when fight ing, In order that even it may be glossy and gleaming. But fate putt a gun In his hand .and forces him Into the biggest fight of all, very much against his will. Here, it Is said, he finds a love great enough to make even death seem small. The cast surrounding Mr. Barthelmess includes Molly O'Day, 1928 Wampaa Baby Star. Others of note are Arthur Stone, Lawford Davidson, Matthew Bets, and Hank Mann. Alfred San-toll directed, CAPITOL Lavish scenic investi tures are said to surround Pola Negri in her latest Paramount starring production, "Three Sinners," which comes to the' Capitol Theater for the week beginning Sunday. Some of the interiors, especially those showing a gambling palace at Paris, are rated highly among Hollywood's elaborate backgrounds. Nor is the star beneath the standard of these settings, for, according to advance reports, Miss Negri has never appeared to better advantage than In the smart evening gowns she wears in certain sequences of "Three Sinners."- Rowland V. Lee filmed "Three Sinners." Members pf the supporting cast Include Warner Baxter, Ivy Harris, Tulllo Carminati. Anders Randolph and Olga Baclanova. The story relates the events in the life of a woman who passes from respected society leader to painted adventuress in. a swiftly moving story which is said to hold the interest from start to finish. KEITH'S "Chicago," from the stage play of the same name by Maurlne Watklns, Is said to be a creditable addition to the screen fare recently presented to the public at the B. F. Keith's Theater. Starring Phyllis Haver, the cast Includes "Vincent Varconi, Virginia Bradford, Robert Edeson, Julia Fay;, May Robson and T. Roy Barnes. ' Direction was by Frank Urson. Miss Haver will be remembered by theatergoers for her BETTY KORAN. With a tax watting at the stage en trance of the College of Music audi torium last evening a slender little girl, Betty Moran. hurried Into the dressing room with the rest of Mrs. Dorothy Dasch Reese's voice students, who were to give their annual recital, and asked Mrs. Reese to have her position on the program changed to the first Instead of the second part. She rubbed an extra dash of rouge on her white face and, when her call came, went bravely on the stage, where her delicate voice with Its exquisite quality quite won the audience. Then, as soon as her number wss over, she slipped quietly out to the waiting taxi and was hurried away to the Good Samaritan Hospital, where an Immediate operation for appendicitis was performed. The day before the recital was due this plucky little twenty-year-old girl went to her teacher, Mrs. Reese, and explained that an Immediate op eration was necessary, but she could not go to the hospital with a free conscious unless she added her bit to the program. No amount of persuasion could change her mind about appearing. The only concession she made was that she be put on early and nothing said to the other singers or audience that would mar the evening for them. Arrangements have been made to take Miss Moran to Mrs. Dasch's home In Fernbank as soon as she is able to leave the hospital, for she has no immediate relatives In this city. Mrs. Reese's pupils, despite the shock, as soon as the plight of their fellow student w learned, went through a delightful program with ease and not without distinction, there being several very good voices In the class, many of which are planning on profession careers. characterizations in "What Price Glory" and "The Way of All Flesh." The colorful character of "Roxio Hart" seems made to order for this blonde actress. The story tells of the shallow vagabond who became newspaper headllner as "The Most Ueautlful Murderess." Glorifying In the notoriety and publicity that accompanies her shame, she laughs at justice and the law. Although there is said to be a broad .vein of humor running through the entire production, her trial exposes the methods that are said to be employed in modern Courts to protect those deserving of punishment. "Diploma," In wrflch man of atand-lag'loses hi identity to hide a scandal which beclouds the reputation of an early, sweetheart ' WALNUT Hailed as 'a comedy of the clouds, "Flying Romeos," starring Charlie Murray and George Sidney, cornea- for the week beginning Sunday, as the photo-feature on the bill of the Walnut Theater. As far as the screen is concerned, Sidney and Murray have been policemen, firemen, barbers, soldiers, bartenders end divers other things, but this is their first venture in the air. Mervyn LeRoy, reputed to be the youngest director In Hollywood, and. for some time, comedy constructor with the Colleen Moore unit, handled the megaphons. Petite and pert Frltzl Rldgway furnishes the optical relief in the picture, which ia said to .have a mile-a-mlnute plot of two barbers who unwittingly become involved lu an airplane flight across the ocean, because a financier thinks that they are expert filers. It is said to be the funniest picture in which this highly popular team yet appeared. Galaxy of "Stars" Presents "Diplomacy" I STRANI3 Lars Hanson, Gertrude Olmstead, and Roy D'Arcy head the supporting cast seen with Jackie Coogan In "Buttons," his newest starring vehicle and the feature picture at the Strand Theater, starting Sun day. Hanson will be rememberud for his work opposite Greta Garbo in The Divine Woman," and Miss Olm stead was last seen here with Rich ard Dlx. The story Is accredited with being an exciting tale of life aboard an ocean liner. George Hill, director of "Tell It to the Marines," handled the direction of Jackie's new picture. According to advance information. the lure of the seas Is irresistible to young Coogan and he attempts to put out to sea as a stowaway, being unable to get aboard a ship in any other manner. But he is soon discovered and put to work as a bellboy on the vessel. A friendship develops between the Captain and Jackie, who proves his loyalty when the big lUier strikes a mine and start to sink ZOO GARDEN The first big event of the summer season will take place t the Zoo this afternoon. It will be an old-fashioned barbecue and bur goo, arranged for the convention of the American Wholesale Grocers' Association. The visitors will be taken on an automobile tour of Inspection of the city, and will reach the Zoo at about t o'clock this afternoon. The feast will start at 6 o'clock. For the past two days Zoo chefs have been preparing appetising viands, and it is expected that more than 1,500 persons will be served. The dancing pavilion is to be openedJfor the oc casion, and a special band has been engaged to provide music There also will be a vaudeville program. Charles G. Miller, Manager, and the entire Zoo staff have been co-operating with Harry A. Roemer, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, In arranging details. The attendance at the Zo.j Increasing daily as summer comes nearer. Preparations are being maae to take care of a large crowd Sunday, provided the weather man relents. The automobile gate, merry-go-round, pony track and refreshments stands will be open this Sunday. Parking s free inside the Zoo, ISLAND QUEEN In spite of the Inclement weather that has prevailed since the Island Queen's moonllte dance season was started, no diminution in the number of excurlonlsts has been noted. The ballroom and decks are Inclosed in glass, and are as warm and dry as they will be in midsummer. There will be boat rldTos on the Queen every night, with a special, sightseeing and dance excursion Sunday afternoon. Red Kopp- man, with his ten-piece orchestra, is keeping the dancers on their toes continually. On Friday night tho Queen will be turned over to the Ohio Mechanics Institute and on Saturday night East Night High School wllj give a boat ride. FAMILY "The Million-Dollar Mys tcry," a mystery romance said to be evolved In Harold McGrath's typical style and with the element of adventure strongly emphasized, will be the principal screen attraction at the Family Theater three days, beginning today. James Klrkwood and Llla Lee enact the main roles. They are seen reBpectively as an enterprising news paper reporter with a nose for crime solution, and a ' girl who poses as leader of a terrorist band, both bent on vindictive processes for mistreat' ment accorded them by the gang, Europe's dramatic performer, Conrad Veidt, Will be seen with a cast of American photoplay players In "A Man's Past," a love drama, whose scenes Bhift between European play spots, and an Isolated region in northern Africa. Veldt Is aided by lam Keith, Barbara , Bedford and Arthur Edrriund Carewe. The plot substance is taken from the play, a week or a month is not too long at SMktional Park From dusty, hot city 6treets to cool, purple shadows of the gorgeous Grand Canyon is only a step for Santa Fe rails go to the very brink. Several through Pullmans every day. No changing of trains or car no baggage worries El Tovar Hotel on the south rim is under Fred Harvey management. Elevation 7000 ft. Easy mule trails down the rainbow canyon to modern lodges with Fred Harvey service. Motor trips along the South rim and to the color ful Indian pueblos. A month will never exhaust the Grand Can-, yon's beauty nor weary you of its spell! DAILY XCURSIONS THIS SUMMER F. G. Burnett, Gen. Agent, Santa Fe By, : 200 Neave Bldg., Cincinnati, Ohio Phones: Main 1032 and 43T8 v The Santa Fc is the only railroad to the rim of Earth's Scenic Wonder-Grand Canyon of Arizona SWISS GARDEN The Goodrich Sil- vertown Cord Orchestra, .under dlrec tlon of Joseph Knecht, featuring the Silver Masked Tenor, continued to draw large crowds to Swiss Garden. The orchestra plays every night from 7 p. m. until 2 a. m. Jan Garber and his orchestra begin an engagement at Swiss Garden, starting Saturday night. dVIC THEATER. One of the chief purposes of the Civic Theater, as we understand it, is to present distinctive plays which ordinarily would not be given In the commercial theater. Such a play was presented last night at the Wise Center. While not by any mean the greatest of John Galsworthy's dramas, "The Pigeon" la an absorbing and very human piece of stage literature, . The unobservant outsider cannot adequately appreciate t'he many obstacles which stand in the path of the director, particularly of a nonprofessional organization like the Civic Theater. But to one -familiar with the actual working conditions, the patient sympathy, the artistic zeal, the palntaklng application and unswerving idealism of Benjamin Kauser cannot be too much admired. Through his efforts the Cincinnati theater-going public this season has been able to enjoy unusual plays Interpreted with sincere artistry and in keeping with the best traditions of the theater. All things considered, last night's performance was up to expectations. "The Pigeon" is an extremely difficult play for nonprofessional production, since it calls for the greatest of delicacy. Yet with a few exceptions every role was delineated with such skill and sympathetic insight as to give the illusion of reality, which' la the end of art. Of outstanding merit was the work of Rudd Lowry in the part of Chris topher Wellwyn, the incorrigible phi lanthroplst whose benefactions form the basis of the story. This delightful character was Interpreted with emo tional depth and, whimsical humor. Mr. Lowry's performance was thoroughly consistent all the way through, with not one false note. Next in importance was the work of Gertrude Dalton Thorpe as Mrs. Megan, whose erring ways cause Wellwyn so much distress. This role was played with charm and pathos. Commendable also was the work of William Handley, as the righteous Canon; Alfred Stopper, as the volatile philosopher, Ferrand; Robert Goff as the bibulous cabby, Tlmson, and Ann Grles as the sermonizing daughter, and Walter Maher, who made a favorable impression as the hard-boiled Megan. The cast also Includes John Price, Edgar Gosney and Don Brodie. Others who did their share in making "The Pigeon" a success are Herbert Bernstein, assistant to Mr. Kauser; Max Stopper, who designed nd built the handsome fireplace which Is so conspicuous a part of the setting; Mary Atkins, understudy and 1 X 11 ''SW'i':-W':i;-::-M i m V George C. Tyler's all-star cast presenting "Diplomacy," Victorien Sardou's famous play, ; will descend upon Cincinnati for a stay of three days, opening at the Grand Opera House tonight. Celebrated actor folk comprise this remarkable company, principals of which are shown In the above Illustration. Beading from left to right, they are, rear row: Anthony Holies, Georges Benavent, Charles Coburu, William Faversham, Tyrone Power, Hollo Peters, Georgette Cohan and Balph Bunker. Seated: Helen Gahagan, Jacob Ben-Ami, Cecilia Lpftus, Margaret Anglin, Frances Starr. general factotum, and Stanhope Peter son, electrician. "The Pigeon" will be repeated to night. CARL B. ADAMS. "DIPLOMACY" TONIGHT. George C. Tyler's all-star cast in Sardou's master melodrama, "Diplo maey," opens a three nights and one matinee engagement at the Grand Opera House this evening. The all-star cast is composed of Margaret Anglin, Frances Starr, William Faver-sham, Jacob Ben-Ami, Helen Gahagen, Rollo Peters, Cecilia Loftus, Charles Coburn, Tyrone Power, Georgette Cohan, Georges Rehavent,- Antony Holies, Ralph Bunker and Dorothy Fane. Many good seats are available for all performances. TO PLAY P0E CHARITY. Pupils from dramatic classes of Mary Harrison will present "The Philanthropist's Daughter" in Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium Sun day evening for the benefit of the hospital fund. The play Is a musical comedy requiring a cast of 20 people. Several playlets and readings will augment the program. Tickets for the production are on sale at the hospital. The program is part of a series of entertainments arranged by various groups for the hospital fund, REINER DT PHILADELPHIA. Fritz Reiner, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be back at the rostrum of the Philadel phia Symphony tonight, where he appears, by special invitation, as guest conductor to direct the annual spring music festival of the Philadelphia organization. He was chosen this year for thi high honor because of his outstanding reputation for the interpretation of new music, for the Philadelphia Orchestra, in conjunction with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, will present the mQst talked-of modern choral work, the' "King David" of Honnegeri The club will serve as the chorus and the soloists are Mabel Garrison, soprano; Mina Hager, contralto; Tudor Davies, tenor, and Paul Leyssac, of the New Tork Civic Repertoire Company, narrator; This work will be repeated tomorrow afternoon, a the second. concert of the festival while it will be' concluded on Saturday night by one of Mr. Reiner's typical Wagner-Strauss programs. Wagner selections will be interpreted by Florence Austral, Mina Hager, Tudor Davie and Fred Pat-ton, in conjunction with the orchestra, and the second half of the re cital will ' consist of Strauss's "Don Quixote," for which Hans Klndler, cellist, and Samuel Llfschey, viola, will be the soloists. This work was played by the Cincinnati' orchestra under Mr. Reiner this I year and achieved a great success. - " COLLEGE RECITAL TONIGHT. At the College of Music of Clncin Iiait mine"", iaioouvr rTvuiiuigi itimjifli, and ; Bertha Paszty, mezzo soprano, will give their post-graduation recital, to which the public is invited. Miss Wennlng is a product of the piano studio of Dr. Albino Gorno, and Miss Paszty studies voice with Gla-cinto Gorno. Wayne FlsherYwill be the accompanist,"' Do for others what you would have them do for youwere con. ditions reversed. LIQUOR TREATY SIGNED By Greece and America Negotia tions Opened With Srbs. Washington, April S5 (A P.). A treaty between the United States and Greece to prevent the illegal Importation 'of intoxicating liquor was signed today by FranH B KelloggSacretary, of State, and Minister Charalambos Stmopoulos. ; " It is similar to that signed for the same purpose with Great Britain and other Countries. : ('. 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