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THE ENQUIRER. CINCINNATI. SUNDAY. APRIL 10. 1927 ECTIOH THRES K Renter (gossip Terse Paragraphs By IVss Agents. by the booking of Wi.liim Anthony - McOulre's comedy. "Twelve Mtlfi Out." for the ek of Sunday. Vay 1 1 h piece drain with rum running, i and vu originally scheduled for last season. K KIT II AlHt K OTt:ft. Th- many iineinnm i admirers ported for rehearsals of W flrom Valci le reiser will hnt an opp tTIOVtl. I'LAl Fit. A New Yorker lat ck. a Hehrcw this week and an Italian next week calls for considerable "conmopolltan" atmosphere on the part nf Robert Hentley, leading man of the National Players at the Cox Thtat.-r. And ther ia the prospect of a Mel,an u , .. i i At rehearsals of el. -(me Mranc-dmlert role, in the r.tar future. Mi-n :.rs. Is adding another character to hi- :r. if -m." lam MinJt. lit- as nm-' y ;rittd ty two fi.imer aaaoviai ( in 5to k. i'l.tre Hatton and Adele I ;i udt ord The trio played topvthf t in ime of Manacar , 1. Woodward ! slot k t uinpaiiu-n In I enver some ( (a: 8 c.ti. the company produce, "The Hove.' In next week's production of "Thi y Knew What They Wanted." Mary New ton will he seen In the rule originally created by Pauline Lord. The character fa that nf a Son Franoiseo waitress who finds that the man a he nsa agreed to marry is a stjvty-year-Old Italian. I Corbet Morris, who make his first appearance as a mem her of the National Players at the fox Theater today in "Welcome Mtranger." has been appearing; in New York ail winter, taking a whirl at musical comedy, ftmong other things. He will be seen in several grateful rolea h-re Jn the hear future. "Pigs." a comedy that has been highly praised, has been added to the list of attractions to be given by the National Flayers in the nrar future Other plays scheduled include 'The rove." "A Very Young Man.' "Haiti," "Grounds for Ii vori e, "The Ire n Goddess and "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." Hem ley, leading nian of the National I 'lay era. surprised his fi low -Thru -plans with the colorful Viddih dia-!i-t with which he invested the p.iii The rnle piayd by Mr. Ilet.tb whs originally written for tieorg Sidney, one of the leading Jew character comedians of Amities. tunay of si-in hrr in the hit of her car - r when ihe prent a hin p Vmpenvfttb'i) ' at K"ith s thi wk For niNii y nchduiik M h 1 te i gere has b. n ident ;f iej with i 1 ntal role spe,-ifclizinic tit Japant-ne prr viuit it.; to 'lnni-.- earl, this -Mis.- Jtrrjfre achieved the o,t-Mh tid H'rf,i ,.f 1 .t loni; vaiiil llU riii-fi The gent-ritl almi-sptprc if the stviy in paid to suggest -Th-Sha ngha i ;-Mur'," the h ities- play which scared a tremendous hit in New Yrk. Call of Theater Is Irresistible, Says Grand Old Lady of Stage I ,h w rence ( vr.rten, tin Hert l;r roll, Kngl i?h impressionist at Keith's, i considered th- in M Hi it- I ish inip rsi.n.tur f feminine ty pej versatile I I:"rr11 ,s n" "lrng"f to l'eal audi lences as h tim-a with had af-peared here three Ioiik Intervals between. His stage wardrobe U regarded ss th charncler actor of the National llny- ers .is adding another ehara t-r to his acapon'a reDtrtoiie this wc-ek. b tt)K cast for the r,de of H down -east . m""l IilV h UPV fvminine finery Yankee. (I'Uri.n bus invaded about :to b" 8ten ""yuhere on the stage In verv nationnhtv e.ent that of a!tbo Possession Zulu this sca.Kin. f one individual off (Stage ICrroll is an athlete (.f inarke i ability, H is a c!er amateur boxer and has n many trophies at golf. (.HiMl, Helen OnhaKuii. w ho plays Uos ) , , ,. w I Another notable British artist will ireiawny in weorK ... i - -,. ... star revival of Tlnero's "Trciawny of weel. ln r,oru Maughnn. singer and the 'Wells.'." which wiU be seen at j comedienne. For the past two scathe Crand Opera House Friday and j s,np M,i Maughan has I n riding , . - , nn j top-notch fame in Knuiand and h -r Saturday, April C? and 30. sings dur- ; . . inir the action of the play an old F.ng- : theater lieh h:illad. "Kver of Thee." w hich ; vie .v points are clone tuether. Sea- Ameiii-Hri date F.ngiish and A me j was composed by Oojpe Ijinley for j the original production of the play in 189$. It will be pleasing news to his host I of admirers to learn that Hersohd M. Kerrigan, who gets many a Mayall, the aecompliahed stago ditsc- 'laugh an the loud-voiced. Incompetent tor of the National Flayers, attain : stace manager 'n ;?orge t. Tylers will .be seen In' an important role this week, being cast for the character of the renegads Hebrew In "Welcome Stranger." Between directing rehearsals and studying his part. Mr. Mayall la a busy man. Kdlth Jrcshnm If tuk ing a seml-ncation this week. Her role in "Welcome Stranger" requires her to be on the stage n the first net only, while next week's production of "They Knew What They-MYanted" calls for only one prominent female character, played by Mary Newton. When Corbet Morris, the new second lead of the NatlonM players, re,- ! so tied vaudevll le pat i ons lookinc for i "new fac ' in wunh' ill-1 ;tte prom-, l)ed a real tr- at when Miss Maugh i 1 Ste,: forth. I Tlillv and Klsa Newell, on the cur-irent bll. hnve enjoyed a stBge career 'that runs true to story bouk form. A !few years back thy ventured forth (from th5lr home town to enter vaud-v jville. chiefly to j;et about th country land see the sights. They had sen n" igr.-at stars of the ptat-e and knew lit-! tie of the traditions of stjige work. country! where he ha j Th shortcoming proved a gold 'alt-Btof r,nlval I'lrifU'll'l "TllflWIlV of the 'Wells,'" coming to tha Grand Opera House Friday and Saturday. April 29 and 3't( was a journalist in Ixiblin until he joined the Irish N'a-rionnl Theater Society, with which he plaved morn than 100 roles befor romirig to this won distinction In such plays as "Out There." "Hollo's Wild Oats," "John Ferguson," "The KomnnUe Age." "Scaramouche" and "Outward Hound." Star Keeps Fit For Performance By Drinking Milk c' ! ' mine to them. Thlr oriKinal wa s tmrt miBoph (fit nmniiori on tt-R (tage 1nini-(iiatoly mado tlurn Kr'nt fnvtiritp. Kolth andtpnrfl hivp '-rlalmd Hilly mid lOlsa Nowell amnng John I.rew. How name hrads the i w,e,r '"ls imposing Jli.1 of ulara In "Trrla-ny. ' ! -op-d o ,rt a hit in Kngland th.t as la,t .ocn in 'The Cirrlo." and It h"tm '" tot Amorir. thoy wo ,-u.mor-d iHt.T that lie retired 'i'""1 "' fnr " Uw " r"n In from professional life. Hut a lew yea 1 1 Undon next summer, of rest has hrousht hack, if not the spring of vputh. t least much of tho T'" ma'"r 'v''n' Cincinnati dur. enthufiasm of the veteran warrior : celebration of X. A. A. week. I at... tin.. 1.1..utAr tii.n.!.,.' ttlll K t h n when the buKle sounds, and, as ttie "tt'i'oK ....... ............. t.. , grouchy, rheumatic, old Vice Chan-i midnight show to be ulven it j cellor In the l'lnero comedy, he has to ;,hp I'alace. Friday April 22. The, cssume a decenitude that Is not his. ticket sale which opened at the Keith, a well as a surliness that is equally no office April l Is brisk and n sell out Is anticipated. Iwen'y - ; ' -:;v" ' v. - iljmnn.a m IMum iiftf.MiiM it f w m i n "' '.m fciw i V im iiiwimrTT ui mtt- w rsta iibi kick from melodrama than thy can New Yotk. April 9 AfOr all. good j spare In hours spent In mora rcpu-oltl honest "theater" aiming at the i tahla environment. eurdlinis of your marrow, the trans- So far, this sea ion has held noth-minshm of thrill all the way down ing mora successful than "Hroad- Tn!r had a most amazing ouT cerMval eii.brae, and tne tr and wherever you like, but you can'l disguise a f hln person's hands. "My hands .:ive me away other ( wise. too. I have dreadful stag' 1 fright every first night. I've heeti f the Wells' at the New Am- ! on the Mage since 1 was 2 years old Tradition hai it that when Mrs. Thomas Whlffen. that grand old lady of the staxe. nisde her first appearance In the newest revival of "Tre- la w ny foreign to his winning personality Kver since the ever-zealous typesetters first began inserting an "e" In tho last syllable of "Trelaw ny," which ia almost ever since Flno.ro first named his piny 30 years ayo, the harassed aut hor has made many despairing efforts to keep out the Intruding letter, which Is continually cropping up, even in moii:n posters and playbills. He might better have yielded gracefully, ns Mrs Thomas Whlffen did. Half a century ago, whe.i the rumors of her retirement wore less frequent, she spelled the nme Whiffln. biit people Just wouldn't spell it In that fashion, so the Whiffens said, In effect, "Have It your own way," and beeame Whiffens. Mitni:itT. Manager Nelson Trowbridge, of the Shubert Theater, bus been promised the production of the musical comedy "Katja" at the close of Ha Chicago run. Other attractions scheduled for this houae include "A Niffht in Farta." "Twelve Miles Out" and "The Countess Maritxa." vaudeville acts will be on the bill and stars from the Grand. Shubert and the Cox will contribute diversions of various, sorts. William Collier, nationally known comedian, has decided to make his first vaudeville tour over the Kelth- A 1 hv- r)riilt ti vt f n It fol Her w i 1 1 , - i i iu j savs Mrs. Whlffen, "but don't get ti appear In a original sketch called: ' "Good Time Charlie," sterdn in Then tei , New Vork. t he famous Tens Oulnun arose from her seat in tho orchestra and cried, "Come and let's give this little girl a good big hand.'" And the audience did. adding a volcano of applause to the 8 years of vociferous handclapplng that have followed Mrs. WMffen'B nppear-nnce in the theater. Her eighty-second birthday was celebrated three weeks ago. during her em;. cement fn Hoston in company with John Praw and tho all-star c;ist of "Trelaw ny." w hich comes to the Grand Opera House Friday and Saturday. April ;,9 and 30. "I'll probably die in my make-up." in baby parts, and Unit totals about 80 years now, and never once hav I gone nn during a first night with out a tremhllnu of the bunds. In the first act of Nerves.' In which I played In 1SK9, I had to drink a glass of sherry. The first night I wore beautiful green dress, and you know 1 split that sherry all over me, my hands were so nervous. "Holng 'Trelawny' again (s pleasant and easy, because the lines came back to nie after a rending of my part Hut, as a matter of fact, I'd love to , iiiulii mt.iionr ho. while not in the Utnv I ailvter class. Is at if-at ! i:d a ii ithnft He rrlnet have re. - j . ! 1 .1 !!e value of lh. se Investments hffwri he put his money Into I I th.-T'l ' Th juickle is a godsend In the triages where the hiKh-price rentals; 1 the nucro pretentious motion picture i htbltive Tht y offer er.t.-i In m in- n l ho I rplcle with thrill. t .-i;h: S t he itttenst as .!"'' of! !!; $t.i, 5 -LP it ndllCt lofip. Tlo (Uke j c. tiii it: t te Artisti.' and no effort ! l1 s ..M t, I'bey at e -h iolil V t.t tbei inc. the Iti. 2 and i0 van-t y of f ! ; ;i . They a i e to t tie movie thentew u!.:tt the , . 1 d - f rt b loi o d Stock t-nipanv .m t the local opera house. pi i o 1 1 with u ' quickie " hen j lie Mll.1 'i-k leH'!i Wele 111 Oel'-j many sh- w h cor je alul.it ed mi 1 i-i - ! fcet and KiT(!ivi." which was playing : i t one of l.' finest theaters in Ker-I in She xnd nil,- 1 acked her brain to try and ietnember tlie picture and u tl drill v u tf wru'd on her that It was one of a series of 'iuickies ' he made ail- i nhe h ft the Fox Film Company iul tefoie nbe etatted w ot k , in ' The I n onimanduients," " h or- I g i e Mid I or net" was a far gi eater p- nsat Ion t ban any of her pict urea ttoole by t1 - bijt producit'-g companies. The reit "ijulckb" is ma te in "Fov-crt How " ( Hi yes, Hollywood ha its Fovctty How It's not a tenement dlMMct deoted tit p opln who me one st-p ahead of the Sheiiff. cithci . li i-'iiisint. of row of neat studios wc;i i' quipped and a small di! ion of the mm a pretentious m ud I os owiu'.J by the larger companies (Stars who take a vacation by dv-ii'g a "qn nk ic" have no need to be -ijtkatned ef t heir excursions Into l'o ei ly !;.' n amateur wouldn't have a i hance, for there are never i ny M'titlo and re hears Is are an unk no wn ui intlt , . The M n i en-itagei! ni Itij; fhIhmcs. are woikcd day .tnl nicht until their pn 1 1 iculii r scenes tie comi'b ted Anna W Nilscn is one w.unan star who enhanced Ipt Hpulai it y with t he fan bv making "ni.h'kles." She was starred In any number of Foverty Kow siiCi tain Jum before she signed her new contract with Associated First Ntitimial. She found to her surprise, that lo r fan mall increased ten per cent. These films were shown in small th uters that play only this type of entertainment. When Hetty Compsott left Paramount che decide J to nut k ft nun quickie. The salary check was so big and the demands on her time of such short duration that Hetty never left this field of quick film endeavor. To her nmiufiicnt she has Increased hor following. While she knows thern Is Ftmsll ehunce nf ny of thess flickers plsylng Froitdwny she doesn't worry She has been on Ttroadway many times In mniiy theaters. .1 u si t how profitable these "quickies" are Is evidenced by Hsrry and Jack Cohn. The hoys started in a modest way msklng pictures at a rate that can only be termed speedy. Their profits started rolling In and then the boys grew ambitions. Today they are branching out nnd mskltiK feature productions that require both time nnd care. Hurry, who Is In New York jDcpcntwi)lc "(Efjcatcr" By ALAN DALE, I.ramatle Critic For I nlversal Perrlce. Jack Ostertn.in. one of the featured comedians of "A Nlelit In Tails." rom-inc to the Shubert Theater week after next, is the son of Kathryn dsterman, noted comedienne, and Jack Rosenthal, former I'lncinnallan, who. In his day, was considered one of the most enterprising advance apents in the business. Vouiik Osterman has relatives In this city. MAQC5APET bAQM5TA0 k av Mw'r Woman Artistic Inspiration siren Itself in many queer places. Proof of the as sertion is found In the stories of j countless well-known works, but the; strangest source of inspiration now comes to light In connection with Margaret Harnstead, star of "One Man's Woman," coming to the Shubert next Sunday. Miss Farnstead gets the Inspiration for acting hor strenuous role from the last place in the world anyone would ever guess From the cows! The salvos of applause which greet her daily at the theater ere not obtained by watching those four-footed bovine nymphs gamboling over the green In the suburbs on a summer day, hut by drinking a quart of milk between acts at every performance. Thus by taking the 30 weeks the play ran In New York and the 3fi weeks In Chicago, and with the aid of the income tax experts, it is soon calculated that Margaret Ilarnstead hns consumed &04 quarts or nearly HI gallons of milk in a little over a your. "It gives me something to work nn." Miss Parnstead explained. "You see this performance is really strenuous. It takes a graat deal out of me. And even though It's an old etorv to mo, I. In fact oil of us. have to remember that U'a the first time for most of the audience, and so we've got to deliver with 100 per cent enthusiasm each time. "Some audiences are harder than others, and we have to go after them. They generally all wind up the same way, gasping with the vivid realism of the performance, it's hard work, but one is repaid by the satisfaction of knowing your audience is pleased." And that's Just where the cow e come In. .lust before the show Miss Hnrn-stoad's maid Is sent on a still hunt for a quart, of milk. When found it Is cached in the dressing room and secretly downed between the acts. The result is that instead of being worn out at the end of the show. Miss Barn-stead is glowing with radiance and strength. In ess the publication of these farts might to agitation against "Miss Barnstend's career in "(Mm Man's Woman" as being too great a drain upon the natural resources of the country, it is hastily adder! that Miss Bariiftead is otherwise a very light eater, and that she more than returns In calories of realistic acting the calories of Jersey nnd Holsteln brew, which she consumes aa a foundation Xur her art. Margaret Ha rn stead, featured actress with "One Man's Woman," the colorful play of the tropics, coming to the Shubert Theater next week, is a firm believer in the stnge as an educator, and does not believe that education consists merely in learning tho sunny side of life. The knowledge of the seamy side, she avers, adds to the appreciation of the better things of existence. It has remained for an unknown spectator to cap all that has been said about the realism of tho motion picture "What Price Glory." which Is now playing at the Shubert Theater. The unknown, on his way out of the theater the other night, was heard to remark; "It surely has realism ev erything but casualties and cooties." Lenora Vlric Is to he a Keith-Alb o attraction. The famous star of "Hul i Belle" will open In about two weeks in a sketch dealing with an Incident in the career of the Northwest! Mounted Tollce. Miss rirtc's first groat success was In "TigT nose," a play built around the T'anadian rangers. Miss Flric will play the Kast-ern Keith houses until full when shi will make- a hrlef trip thoughout the Midwest chain including a we-k :n Cincinnati. PAL AC R, Keller Mack on the bill opening today with Anna Karl, is the same Individual who teamed successfully over the vaudeville trail with "Red" Monroe, for a number of seasons. Something brand new in Interior decorations nnd conveniences, as It applies to jails and bastiles. is said to feature the offering of Raymond Wylic and Tave Slack, beginning today. 'The Futuristic Jall-Hird" is the title of the skit, and it abounds in bright dialogue, snappy dancing and singing, so the advance report declares. Tickets for the big midnight show to be held at tho Pulace Theater on Friday, April 22, continue to go st a "hot-cake" pace, assuring a complete sell-out several days in advance of the date. Those desiring to attend the performance, which will be featured by the entire program from Keith's and tho Palace, should make their reservations without delay. Seats are on sale at both Keith's end the Palace. . All seats will be reserved, with the prices $1 for the balcony and $1.50 for the lower floor. More than 6,000 detonations shook Hollywood on the afternoon in which tho replica of the town of Bouresches was shot to pieces during the naking of the film version of "What Price Glory," now on view at the Shub,e.rT Theater. At times during the battle scenes Raoul Walsh, the director, had to halt action until the smoke cleared. Otherwise there would have been real casualties when the extras charged with fixed bayonets. There will be no matinee of "What Price Glory" at the Shubert Thenter today, tin; house being utilized as a church by the Peoples congregation every Sunday afternoon during tho winter season. However, there will be daily matinees during the final work of the engagement, beginning Monday afternoon. Jack Pearl, famous German dialect comedian, featured with the musical revue, "A Night In Paris." coming to the Shubert Theater the week of Sunday, April 24. is at work on a musical comedy in whtrh he will he starred next season. Pearl has written a number of successful sketches nnd songs, and hns a splendid reputation for originality. .lane Meredith, who plays the important role of "Dolly Weaver" In "One Man's Woman." coming to the Shubert Theater next week, declares that, she dues not allow the sorrows of the character to pursue her off the stage. "I am saving my sorrows for the day when i shall be a star and read the criticisms tho morning after." she declares. The season of the Shubert Theater has been definitely extended into May 'A Syncopated Cocktail With a Dash of Personality" is the appetizing label appended to Dixie Hamilton, singing comedienne. and a I'alace feature this week, but a printer on a Chicago newspaper made it read "A Synthetic Cocktail" which was not so good. "Nudy" Kramer, petite little vaude ville miss, and one of the features on the N. V. A. Week program at the Palace Theater, starting Sunday, April 17, Is the daughter of Dave Kramer, of the celebrated vaudeville and musical comedy duo Kramer and Boyle. Despite the several announcements by Manager Roy H. Heattle, of the Palace Theater, that the "A and P" Gypsies, opening today for a week's run, would not play any "request" pieces, every mall brings In scores of letters from radio funs, asking that a special favor be accorded them. A Hamilton (Ohio) fanette was not the least bit backward in her request, for she listed a dozen that she wanted to hear played ot the Thursday night performance. . KM PIHS. "Sky Rockets." with Mile. Fiji the famous Parisian dancer aH an extra offering, will open n week's engagement at the Empress Theater next Sunday. no impression that I'm jijst a flighty stage girl. You know I have a farm in Roanoke, Va., where 1 raise cows and chickens, get up with the sun and really work for a living. Hut once a trouper, always a trouper. It gets into your blood so that, even in the midst of spring planting, if I get a wire on Saturday to be at ihe theater to start rehearsing on Monday, on Monday PM bo at the theater. "As a matter of fact. I had Just settled myself down to a nice cozy win ter in Roanoke when Mr. Tyler's wire came asking me to appear in his revival of 'Trelawny.' I couldn't resirit that, you know, because Just 2S years ngo Dfiniel l'rohman presented this play of linrro's and I was Mrs. Mos-sop In that, as I am In this performance. 'Kdw-ard Morgan was In that cast. too," she continued, "playing- Vice Chancellor Sir William (lower the part played by John Drew now. What a fine company that was but hot a hit finer than this. Did you ever see a more impressive dozen of performers?" and she indicated various mem bers of the cast. Es telle Win wood, sitting cross-legged on a bench, chatting with Henrietta Cro.man; John Drew strutting majestically about, peeping at the bits of stage property; Helen Gahagan pirouetting about in the hoop skirt of Rose Trelawny, getting used to the feel of it. "You know, as Mrs. Mossop, I should he a plump old lady, and Pin not exactly," she paid, surveying herself ruefully. "Of course. I'll hn made up to look fat, but my hands always give me away. You can pad as much plav In some modern drama. Put who is going to w rite a play with the to sign up any nvailable stnge stars, pprnh mrt rue filul heir cen me, not to men! Ion htm s the producer of a quickie, stnt Ing that h was afraid the Broadway actors would try and urge him to star them between mati nee and evening performances. Po you wonder a man with a sense of humor like that Is going right nhend? love Interest centered about an old woman like myself? "1 supposn you want to know what changes there have been on the stage since 1 started - they all want to know that. Well, changes in the lighting of the stugf! are the most striking, tt seems to me. and I think we did bettor at It 60 years ago than now. Then we had soft candlelight or the kindly flicker of a keroseim lamp. They were flattering to one's face and much less exaciintr as to make 4up! Now the footllgrvta cast shadows and the overlights cast other shadow, and as a result actresses get that hfird look. "Ah. the warm glow of those soft lights how they beautified!" There was a wist ful pause. "Dangerous, though, because of fire. Best to have tho shadows. "Tha lz of an actress's wardrobe Is the other striking difference, tt. Is often said that thentrical folk are extravagant, but how can they hn thrifty when so much Is required of them to keep up stag" appearances? "In my Ingenue days an actress's wardrobe consisted of a white dress, a black drews and a colored dress. Changes were made by wearing a plush sash on the white dross one evening and a pink sash the next. Tho actress of today must spend her earnings and more to uphold her end of what, the public thinks an actress should wear. "Retire? Not a bit of It. I was quite annoyed with Mr. Frohman when he billed my 1 f 1 4 senson with him as my farewell to the stage. Pll stay with 'Trelawny for Its entire toui no matter how long it lasts. T don't mind travel. Then I'll go hack to my farm In Roanoke and wait till the next wire conn s ordering me back to the footlights." way I hav never heard one dissenting voice I'd love to meet somt-body who thought "Broadway" rub-hish.tnnd who proudly admitted that he had sat tt through In thrllless apathy. It Is good because it ts quick, obvious, and extremely "theatrical." It rushes smashing! y towards Its points; It hat no art 1st le axes to grind; It dossn't crre a rap for prettlness or cuteness, or delicacy. But It goes for tha "stuff" It lories In Its own Inlaid theatrlcaliem, and everybody hat approved It. Another good melodrama la "Crime. It may teach you how to become a f t rat -da a thug you really don't hae to go to the theater to learn that - but It is thrilling entertainment. It la more ohv Inus than "Broad way," and Its appeal Is not at general. But It la well-mad melodrama. In It a way. It U clever. Technically aa drama, It Is perfect the aort of play that aspirants should see In order to learn construction. You fee a bit vexed with yourself for getting a "let up' as you see "Crime (you'd rather like to deplore Itl. but the fnct remains that it stlra your pulses. e had another melodrama mixed Siinewlutt uninterestingly a.ud laboriously with politics, and tho- result was at times distressing. When one Is Ir-revocably bored, the thrills are not o to get "theater" out of the!"11 ' disentangle. This piece de- rcMthle qui. kenlng of your pulses, snd your "heart action." Is t h ert of Btuff that an always bo relied upon in any season, and at any time, to furnish excellent entertainment. There nir be a few bouts of questionable "sex" plays - Just t keep controversies from stagnation and somn quite Interesting "problem" plays, and a few torturenom "cult" affairs, os well as th drama of propaganda, but when you come down to brass nails it la good old melodrama that really doea the trick. Haughty critics- we seem haughty even if wa he aa meek as Mos.-s--love to say of a play that innkes a quick appeal that It Is "theatrical " and oddly enough that adjective. Is used as a term ot contempt. Kxactly why It should bo contemptible for the theater to be "theatrical" doesn't seem so easy to explain. It la not regarded as a curse for music to be musical, or opera operatic, or naturo natural, or sugar sugaiy. or books bookish. ei when we observe that tho theater is "theatrical" we mean It as a nasty knock. We are delighted when we declare that a piny Is un- theatrieal. and our only object would appear theater, and 11 It go at that. 1 sup-poae. In reality, we need the word "theatrical ' aa a aynopym for affected, pretentious, pedantic, stilted. Insincere, artificial, aelf-conactous, or overdone Tho same with the word "stagey." H is odious for the stage to be stagey. Kveiything we s happens on tho stag, yet If you dub these events stagey you aro frightfully disgruntled. But good melodrama and It enn be enormously good In spite of Itself is tha theater's greatest stronghedd As well as appealing to those who may ho looked upon aa prhnattv, and inartistic, It "gets" those who profess to prefer better things, and It gets 'em good. They are thrilled whilst combating the encroachment of such thrills, their artistic souls writhe In agony aa the obvious stuff la rolled out to hold and grip them, but tho deed la done. In one moment they get more 3n jHoln'c tttbtos Ry LOl'ELLA 0. PAKSON'S, fMotton Picture Kdltor, Fniversal Service. J Harry Fields, who Is bettor known to the burlesque fans ns "Hello Jnko, ' and who is at tho Empress this week in his own show, "Sugar .Babies." promises to present several burlesque bits that new to Cincinnati. The burlesque season at t he Km press Theater will continue to July 1. This word was received by Manager Iantz from the Mutual offices In .New Vuik. srt' iAi, msrATrH io ma es-cicer. Foa Angeles. April Hollywood is in the throes of the "quickies," a motion picture produced In two week.;. Ttils illegitimate offspring of the more dignified feature production manages to get some of our best players. High-priced men nnd women with a free week between' pictures do not scorn these inartistic movies. Mercy no! They are paid more than their regular salnrles nnd often tied up only a week. When I first heard the glib expression, "quickie," 1 was intrigued. Norma Talmadge, who had been offered $50-000 to make a series of close-ups with some unknown actress doubling for her in the long shots, mentioned the offer to me. Naturally she refused, although with her sense of humor she was greatly entertained at the Idea that nny producer would be willing to pay her $r0,000 for a few hours' work. Her name, of course, would carry the picture. I was astonished a few weeka ago that Eugene O'Brien, one of our well-known leading men, was making a "quickie." "How can they afford to pay Yi)a salary?" I asked one of his friends. "Hasy." was the reply. "This picture only gave him two weeks' work. They photographed Gone In close-ups ami worked him day and night." Not ail "quickies" nre made, with the close-ups of a star and an extra douhling In the long shots. Some of from two to three weeks. Others feature leas expensive talent, but keep the same players all through the production. Tha "quickie" Is such a good Investment that some of our best known players have Invested money In the stock of these producing companies. Harold Idoyd, whose worst enemy would never accuse him of being a spendthrift, thought so well of the idea when it was suggested that, he make some two-reel Westerns he accepted with alacrity. These two-reel thrillers star Edward Ilorton and are made with the best talent of the Uloy i producing company. (f con r.to there Is no chicanery in these films such as using doubles In place of tho star. I learned that $40,000 would cover the entire expenditure. Including director, production costs, talent, etc. Tho returns would bring In not a penny loss than $200,000. You seo Harold knew what he was doing when he parted with some of that $fi,000.000 which be has sn ved so carefully against a rainy day. Others of oiir famous stars are paid to be financially interested In several of these film producing companies. Naturally, the quickies that Harold Dloyd (m interested In nre not the fly-by night variety that uses expensive talent for a single week. His invest ment Is more n matter of two reelers than a Ih.nnfido "quickie." although they are made in thre,. weeks time. When Charlie Chaplin's assets were bfn.otied forth in print for all to read who were Interested in his holdings, the stock In several of these minor companies was listed as Chap- Eastertide Music To Mark Concert at Conservatory Oalph :qiqg them employ well-known plajers for liti property. Charlie ts aiiuUici One of the most at trsr-tlve programs yet given by the orchestra of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music will be heard Wednesday, evening, when Rudolph Thomas, the conductor, will present the fourth concert at the Conservatory Concert Hall. The program will feature Faster music prepnni tory t n the commemoration of the Eastertide observance.. These numbers will he taken from the Bnch St. Matthew pnsalon mualc and from the Wagner religious drama, "Parsifal." The first part of the program ts difficult and full of great beauty, and is a high standard to be set for the attainment of the players In the orchestra. The first number, "Two Meiuiots" from Suite "Fe Bourgeois Gent ilhomrne," Is the modernization of the old Fully music by Strains nnd ts difficult. The last, number from an orchestra point of view 1h the most difficulty of a difficult program. The program In full follows: "Two MenuetH." from Sullo "I.e Buur-lf cols i ient Uh'tmine," Itlcimid Strauss, after T.iiMy ("nni-ortn, Op. VI. inlimr . , , . . Kh Hit -S ens Firnt ninvemmit Andante Bostcmitn. ltalph JtrlKtfK. A riii "Met Hlmmri," i t ci in "Tim Huguenots" Meyerbeer 'orlnne K. Foreman. Prelude for t in ln-ptra -- "lATes- Mtdi d't'n Ftiune" Debussy Parts of "The St. Matthew Passion," Paeti By tho orrhestra. mixed chorus and two SoJolfft H, f'noral- " Tis I :" lUtCltattve nnd Aria -"Only Weed " ' mtrain Bndt'klnsMii. Chorale "Who t .iuUi So Hudeiy Smite Keel (wit ive "Ah, t ;o!koi hn "' Oijtrum Hodglfinson. iiorale--"0 Heed All Bruised end Wounded." KeeltfttUo "And Now Behold. " Harry Notte. Finale "Around Thy Tomh." i 'horns. "FaMfar' Art TIL, Good Friday emu, Wanner Parsifal, Harry Noiti; Ournciimiu, Uuw ard Fulduer. A 7-oe Atkins play, tentatively called "The Furies," is being con sidered for Btllin Burko who. If proa- en t negotiations are successful, will return to the stage under contract with Gilbert Miller. Sophie Tucker will be aignally hon ored by being the only woman for whom the Green Room Club has given a dinner. Heretofore members of the club honored only prominent men In tho theater and public life, "Cleaning Fp the New York Stage" Is the title of th skit to he pre-aented at the Umli'R public gambol at the Metropolitan Opera House. Members of the cast will bo Eddie Foy, Andrew Mack, Pat Hooney, Harry Kelly and Joseph Santlry. signed to thrill ua by means of its political daring, never achieved that goal, yet Its Intentions were archly melodramatic, one scene In which an American typlat was shot by tha Melc.atia off atage, was capital, one very Ioivk and unnecessary act. In which everything political, from war to Teapot Dome, waa discussed In elongated and Irrltattng precision, gavo one the willies and destroyed possibilities of thrills. Now that the torrential dl Iquencle of aex will be mauagerlally vetoed (perhaps) wo ahall be thrown back u:on the thrilla that melodrama gn- erally evokes, and H Is .lust aa well, rod much safer. Nobody ever prates against melodrama Murder, pillage, arson, emhezalement and all the da.ln ties that melodrama takes under Its wing, am at least clean aa the r- cfived definition of cleanliness goes. Though their expression may corrupt the young, such corruption Is never anticipated hy those who deem that aex la tho only lit that flesh la heir to. You may covet, your neighbor's house, his bank account, hla Joola and hi reputation, arid you are clean. Put if ynu covet his wife you are not. Melodrama may even glorify crime and sret away with it. It. often does. You never hear a dissenting word. The masses love melodrama. Ita vogue la In the air Just now. "I.ove Is Hike That." by S. N. nermann and Ketiyon Nicholson, will be given a Broadw-ny opening with Haall Kathbnnn featured. Itathbono, it will he recalled, played the featured role when "Hovo Is Hike That" wan produced ln Cincinnati last summer by Stuart Walker. Vtvlenne Regal, nw In "The Desert Song," may ha starred In a piny by Dynn Htannlng called "Collegiate," which deals with tho new trend ln university morals. Next week Clara Clemens, Mark Twain's daughter, will act the character of Joan of Arc in a dramatic version adapted from her father's two books. U will be presented In narrative form, and will be the first time the Maid of Orleans has been seen on the stag in a serious character since Margaret Mather did her in English and Sarah Bernhardt In Flench. The scenes selected for presentation on the stnge hnve been carefully collected f mm the biography, nnd they form a complete and graphic story of the most remarkable woman history has ever known. In addition to Its prospective Ion- don engagement this summer; " horry Blossoms,' tha new musical play based upon "The Willow Tree," will be presented by Mlchio Ito, In association with the Messrs. Shubert In Japan. Producing Is not new to Tto. who has long been associated with Max Relnhardt. He staged some of the dances for this play. (Questionnaire Crae ANSWERS The Qinnllon. Apiwiir In TortnT. Ktvitilrer, ua I'us 3, Section 3, 1 John Golden. 2. '"Within the Law." 3. Jury Wild. 4. Htuiirt AValk-rr. G. (Jeorge ('otmn fi ml K.iiilp Dowl-Infr. ti. "Tho Rounii l'p," Miu'klyn Ar-liuok! 7. Kotiyun Nicholson, author of "Tho liark'T" and "Love Like Thut." 8. Joe Conk. ! Vornon Cuxtle. 10. A. Tox.'n Worm. 11. W'oodrow Wilson. 2 May 2 In Indionnpolls nnd Mhj- ! in CliHinnati. 13. Klslo Janls. H. Walter Kellv, (Iwreo Kelly. 15. llenriie (ianl, I 'entry Wood. Vivian ToMn. Morgan Farley, Ann Davis. 111. C.allnKhcr and Shean. 17. Ilarpo M;irx. IS Mary Lewis. 1!1. Sam Shin-man. L'O. Oon't ask. -I. Melntyre and Heath. 12- Huraee Liverifrht. 23. jj. .1. Shnheit. 24. Mrs. Thomna Whiffen, 25. Will KoBoni. 26. "Desire 1'nder the Kims." 27. Cox Theater, Clneln-nati, hy Stuart Walker, "John the IVurm." 28. 1'eKgy Joyce, Bittick Orchestra Continues To Play at Swiss Garden Jimmy biTTiciO Thin la Jimmy Dlttlck, of the f-moua smile, whose orchestra Is playing at Swiss Harden. That smllo and tho Rood muslr. of llltftek'a orchestra, hava been responsible for the larjrs attendance at the (Jarden during Jim-my'a stay In Cincinnati. Esther Covington, a "blues" ainjrer, who hails from Now York despite her name, nnd la noted around the night chilis there and In Chicago, is a new addition to tho bill for the week beginning tonight. A master of ceremonies, whose name is not announced, Is to be in charge. Nlcholaa Moor and Mile. Edythe, the society dancing t.iim which made a hit last week, is being held over. Swiss (Jarden has been engaged for a dlnner-danco tomorrow night by the ladles' Oriental Shrine, Bona Court No. 8. Mrs. William O. Funck, Hlph l'rlestess of the order, announcea that more than 1,000 reservations hava been received. This is tlio auxiliary of Syrian Temple, Mystic Shrine. c. Lohman, manager of Swiss Garden, yesterday booked for tha week beginning next Sunday night what Is said to be the only colored revue ever seen ln Cincinnati outslle a theater. It Is Rector & Cooper' "Tan Uevue." which is coming here direct from a long run at the l'lanla-tlon Inn, New York Clly. There are 25 performers in the company, headed by Kildle Hector and Ralph Cooper, the "Chocolate IHeau Hrummels," who were so wall liked by Swiss Garden patrons when they appeared at that place for two weeks last fall. A chorus of 13 pretty octoroons will be a feature. The revue, according to K C. Lohman. manager of Swiss Harden, Is leaving New York because the Plantation Inn burned to th ground last week. Rector and Cooper have been featured In Broadway musical productions, including Earl Carroll's "Vanities." I,

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