The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 17, 1921 · Page 70
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aw-.?? :. - 5 THE CALL THE HUMID ATMOSPHERE during the week has been laden with all sorts of rumors of impending disaster in the entertainment business. It has been reported that a majority of the motion picture houses would become dark during the month of August not only in this city, but almost the entire country. Information comes from Los Angeles that some of the leading studis have temporarily closed, that others are working on half time and that thousands of "extra" people as well as a considerable number of prominent players, scenario editors and stage hands were out of employment. It is generally conceded that conditions are far from desirable, but the general feeling is optimistic as to the future. Several important matters such as the differences between the managers and the musicians and stage hands must be cleared up before a resumption of normal business may be expected- It would seem that the wise thing for the union men to do would be to meet the managers half way rather than be thrown out of work for a month or more, thereby losing more than the Amount they would gain in a whole year should their demands be acceded to. "With the weather now prevailing many persons have gone out of town to escape the heat while the stay-at-homes are not inclined to venture out solely for amusements. Consequently there has been a shrinkage in patronage and managers are inclined to believe that it might be wise to close for a part of the month of August, at least. It will also be necessary for the producers of pictures to shade down their prices for films, even though they must take a smaller percentage of profit for them or curtail the cost of production considerably. I was told today that the producers of a certain film, which has jiot yet been publicly shown in this city demand twenty-five thousanddollars for the rights to first presentation here. This is a pretty large sum of money for a single picture and few exhibitors would have the courage to book it on ruch terms. Several producers declare that there is a scarcity of good material for pictures. Therefore the material accepted is given unusual attention and elaborateness of production. One concern . of importance announced recently that it received no less than fifty thousand scenarios during the past year, and that not over three a week were of any film value. However, Thomas H. Ince, in a recent communication, gives some good advice to would-be authors. "More of life, more of truth, more freshness and less reiteration of worn out themes," he says is the burning need now. And he adds that the untried author has just as much chance as the tried veteran in other branches of literature, as the producers are looking for screen drama, and not for fine literature or high-sounding rhetoric Replying to the question: "Is there a demand for inter esting screen stones? Mr. Ince pointed out that there is a demand, but those stories should be constructed with special reference to their transferrance to the screen. It is necessary to translate emotion in terms of action, and that action must be sustained, incessant and coherent. "We are showing," he says, "not explaining." And to those who use the screen for the exploitation of mere pet theories, the producer says in this communication: "The producer is not looking for propaganda of any eort, platitudinous moralizing, spurious uplifts, or anything that turns a medium devoted to the wholesome entertainment of all sorts and conditions of people into a rostrum." It may be added that producers of pictures are no less liable to mistakes in judgment than are producers of the epoken play. There have been numerous instances of this recently, one of them being The Sign on the Door," - which was offered to several producers before it was finally accepted and made into a corking good picture. ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING instances of bad judgment on the part of managers of stage productions was displayed in the case of Frank Bacon's "Lightnin'." Bacon knew he had a good piece of stage property, but like so many actors he either lacked the money to back up his convictions or did not care to take the risk. So for a long while he carried "Lightnin' " around. Finally he mustered up courage enough to have it produced in Washington with a stock company playing the various characters. This gave him ideas for revamping the play which he did and then sought a producer. I know of one who read the manuscript and handed it back to Mr. Bacon, remarking that "it never would do." But it has broken records Bince it was first produced in revised form at the Apollo Theatre, Atlantic City, a couple of seasons ago. On that occasion I remarked in this column that if Frank Bacon ever takes his play to New York he will be able to settle down there for many months. Curiously enough, Bacon met the manager above referred to on the Boardwalk one day not so long ago and asked him whether he now thought the play would do. The manager merely smiled and ducked into one of the piers. Which merely emphasizes the fact that a play frequently reads badly but acts good, and vice versa, so that it is a wise man who can pick them. Producing managers are a somewhat racillating lot, too. A few days ago they were complaining about the conditions which confronted them. During the past week these same people have been announcing their plans which include quite as many productions as nsual. Perhaps they are spoofing; then again, perhaps they howled for effect. Of course, one must make allowances or the dreams that the heat of summer engender. It has been known to o affect some persons that they ac 1 SS88S8S88S8k. BOYS CHAT tually shopped and spent a lot of money foolishly. Reports from the centre of the theatrical world, indicate that there will be plenty of new productions, but there seems to be a feeling that many of these will go no further than New York, because of the excessive costs of production and of transportation. Which leads me to again predict that the traveling stock star system, is quite probable. Indeed some well known stars have recently declared themselves in favor of it rather than take the risk of toting large companies about the country. Still the average manager is optimistic and predicts that the theatres will easily weather the storm and come out a winner when the regular season comes around. ETHEL. BARRYMORE, ONE OF the best known of the American women stars and considered by many critics as the greatest American romantic star, is taking another dip into vaudeville with a Barrie playlet. It is some years since this famous daughter of a famous family made her bow to a vaudeville audience. Her last effort in the two-a-day was "Drifted Apart," an old English comedy first produced at the Bath Salon in 18S2 and used as a curtain raiser by Miss Barrymore, offering her exceptional latitude for her talents in the role of Lady Gwendoline Bloomfield. Charles Dalton, remembered for many masterful dramatic characterizations, was her chief support at that time. During one of her engagements at the Broad she used as a curtain raiser a one-act play called "The Twelve Pound Look," written by Sir J. M. Barrie and conceded to be a playlet more suited to Miss Barrymore than anything she has ever done for the American drama. Miss Barrymore's first starring vehicle was the late Clyde Fitch's "Captain Jinks," in which she appeared at the old Walnut, and since then a few high spots in her career have been "Mid Channel," "Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire," "Lady Frederick" and "Sunday." After her brother, Jack Barrymore's, motion picture triumph in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Ethel and Jack combined their talents in the production of "Clair de Lune" and somewhat startled the theatre-goers of Gotham by fixing a price of $5 per seat for the production. Miss Barrymore closed her season on June 11, and two days later opened her vaudeville tour in the Barrie playlet through special arrangement with Charles Frohman, Inc., under whose management she has been for several years. Next season she will continue her legitimate tour in "Declasse," in which her tour was interrupted last January by a severe attack .of rheumatism. She has never appeared in vaudeville for any but the B. F. Keith management, and she is to headline the bill at the Keith local theatre this week. She is, as is quite generally known, a native of Philadelphia, and has hundreds of personal friends and thousands of admirers in this city, where she lived for a long time and received her early schooling. HAVLNG BEEN TAKEN FOR Joseph Murphy, who starred season after season in "The Kerry Gow" and "Shaun Rhue," two good old Irish comedy dramas, and for Rex Beach, whom he does resemble strikingly, Joseph Murphy, who is one of the valuable attaches of the Stanley Company has had still more distinction thrust upon him recently. He directed the showing of the fight pictures at the Towers Theatre, in Camden, and on a recent evening, when there was a line of prospective patrons lining the sidewalk, Mr. Mhirphy discovered that many of these people were anxious to secure balcony seats, whereas the demand for the chairs in the rear of the first floor was not quite up to his liking. So he took a bunch of tickets and canvassed the crowd, with the result that he disposed of every seat unsold at the box office. It was while performing this bit of strategy that someone in the crowd announced that Mr. Murphy was none other than the great Tex Rickard, the successful promoter of the late encounter, and that he was there to personally look after the exhibition. Murphy modestly denied the charge but no doubt some of the persons in the audience have told their friends that they saw Tex and that he was a handsome fellow. MOVIE PATRONS WILL NOT forget that the coming week is to go down into history as "Go-to-the-Moyies-Week" in this city. In almost every house the management has secured inviting films for the occasion, which means that devotees will have an unusual entertainment provided. If the scheme of the managers is successful the coming week it is probable that there will be more such occasions before the regular theatrical season begins. So it's up to the public to either encourage or discourage the innovation. THE CALL BOY. George Cohan gave an interview last week to The Boston Post in which he expressed opinions about the stage he was leaving as well as about the baseball business which he said he might enter. Fay Bainter, whose last vehicle was "East is West," said the reporter, was placed on a pedestal by Mr. Cohan as the greatest actress he had ever seen. Mr. Cohan explained that he placed her there because of her versatility. "That girl could play any role in the theatre," he declared. William Collier was Mr. Cohan's selection as the greatest farce comedian, Theodore Roberts as the .greatest character actor, and Fred Stone as the best all-around comedian in musical comedy. f - ' jf s-.' vAnr .:::-::-: Hi Vaudeville Bills B. F. KEITH'S The star feature of the bill for this week will be Ethel Barrymore, who is playing a few weeks in vaudeville prior to her regular season, and will be seen here in J. M. Barrie's one-act play, "The Twelve Pound Look" which Miss Barrymore used as a curtain raiser in conjunction with one of her big successes in the legitimate several years ago. Miss Barrymore is exceptionally popular in this city and her appearance will no doubt be the signal for a great outpouring of her admirers. A special added feature will be Miss Emma Kaig, a well known Philadelphia dancing star who will offer a new production called "Playtime" in which she will be assisted by Richard W. Keene a dancer of exceptional merit and Miss Mildred Brown at the piano. Elizabeth Kennedy and Milton Berle are a bright duo in the list of precocious children of the stage who make their appearance here for the first time in "Brodaway Bound," a short sketch especially written for them, in which they mimic celebrities of the stage and give a laughable travesty on "Romeo and Juliet," as well as a serious scene from "The Two Orphans." Harry Delf will offer a series of songs of his own composition, and George Watts and Belle Hawley will contribute a crossfire comedy entitled "Laughs Coated with Melodies." Paul Nolan and Company will be seen in a decidedly novel and clever juggling specialty, and the Moll Brothers will display their artistry" as equilibrists on the perch, combining skill and daring. A series of songs and dances presented in picturesque settings and dressing with a musical comedy idea will be offered by Lowe, Feely and Stella, and Roy Harrah, assisted by Irene Rubini will present a skating novelty out of the ordinary. There will be a new edition of "Aesop's Fables" the latest news pictures by the Pathe Weekly and the usual series of witty paragraphs in "Topics of the Day." GLOBE The Bob Pender Troupe, stilt walkers, will top the bill here this week. Other acts comprise Rome and Cullen, in a dancing specialty; Dixie Hamilton, vivacious comedienne with new songs; Maxine Brothers and Bobby, the latter a highly trained acrobatic dog; the Skatellas, in a skating novelty, and Malyler Lippard and company in a song cycle of choice selections. The house has an improved cooling system, therefore, is much more comfortable than is the atmosphere on the streets. Pauline Played a Trick on Director Pauline Frederick, starring in "Roads of Destiny," which will be shown at the Stanton Theatre this week, likes to have everything in harmony around her when acting a scene for a picture. When making the Alaskan scene for her "Roads of Destiny," Miss Frederick presented Director Frank Lloyd with an immense cowboy hat which some admirer had given her, on the day they started to film the big Alaskan gambling episode in this picture. Director. Lloyd, an obliging gentleman, discarded his gray cap and donned the immense sombrero for the day. Miss Frederick appreciated his action very much, but smiled behind her hand at the extraordinary figure her director presented with his natty civilian clothes and the cowboy headgear. However, everyone admitted that Director Lloyd harmonized completely with the scene he was directing. The only drawback was that each time he wanted to. look in the direction of the individual to whom he was talking, he had to throw his head back as though to look at the heavens above, before he could see under the Tbrim of his new lid. Many Indians, among them Chief Big Tree, who has played in pictures more than once, are used in the gambling scene as well as dozens of miners in fur garments in the sweltering hot climate of beautiful California. 1 Tower's Last Week of Fight Film The third and positively final week of the Dempsey-Carpentier fight pictures at the Tower's Theatre, in Camden, is announced and the coming six days will be. the last opportunity fight and motion picture fans will have to see these films which are declared by experts to be the most wonderful cenes of a pugilistic contest ever taken by the camera. In order that as many people as possible may be afforded the chance to see these pictures it is announced that the performance will be continuous, starting at 11 o'clock in the monring and continuing until 11 o'clock at night. Those who saw the big bout in Jersey- City and those who were unable to attend will alike enjoy these pictures, which are the only official ones taken of the fight. . ' . - THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. wwyw.'.v, -J Finds Her Role Becomes a Habit Mannerisms constantly assumed in the filming of a motion picture by persons playing character parts are very liable to last after the picture is finished, according to Miss Gertrude Norman, one of the well-known players in " A Voice in the Dark," which comes to the Victoria Theatre this week. Miss Norman plays the part of an invalid woman who is stone deaf. After the picture had been completed more than a week Miss Norman exclaimed: "Here am I with two perfectly good ears, but do you know, I used an ear trumpet so much in that picture that I imagine I could hear better now if I used one." Miss Norman is one of the witnesses to a mysterious murder which is the crucial moment of the picture, and for a deaf person she proves to be a most acute observer. For Spectacle Wearers Only The management of the Locust Theatre, that popular and up-to-the-minute photoplay house, always solicitous of its patrons' pleasure and comfort, has taken upon itself the mighty task of distracting the minds of said patrons from the heat of the summer season and its accompanying discomforts, by a display of photoplays of such magnitude and brilliance that the attention of the spectators is irresistibly drawn and riveted to the screen. In addition to this hot-weather diet, some palatable morsels in the form of contests and other innovations, will be offered. The first of these will be a Harold Lloyd contest, beginning on Monday afternoon, July IS, and continuing for the remainder of the week during the matinees and will be one of the principal features of the "Go-to-the-Movies-Week." Prizes, the first one of which will be $10, the second $5 and the third $3, will be given to the three young men, between the ages of 12 and 30; who bear the closest resemblance to the laugh-purveying Harold. Of course the contestants will not be expected to display any comic propensities and need only resemble Lloyd in appearance, therefore, if you wear shell-rimmed glasses and have ever been likened to the famous 'Harold, come to the Locust some afternoon during the forthcoming week and take home a prize. On the Walton Roof One entertainment place that will stay open and one that has been crowded nightly is the Walton Roof. No matter what the heat may register on the thermometer in the street below, the large room atop the Hotel Walton is cool and dining jis well as dancing is a pleasure. Of unusual interest to the movio fans and to those who love the old days of the Western cowboy, will be the personal appearance on Wednesday evening of Jack Hoxie. He is a real cowboy and a protege of William S. Hart, the movie hero. Touring the country during the summer as a sort of vacation stunt, Mr. Hoxie was prevailed upon to appear on Wednesday and that night has been set aside as movie night. Beth Beri is a singer and dancer. Lowrie and Guarneri are two opera singers. Fay Marbe remains for another week with her wonderful dances and gorgeous costumes. " Another Sarg Cartoon "When the Whale Was Jonahed," the fourth issue of "Tony Sarg's Almanac," is announced to have its first showing in this city at the Stanley Theatre as an added attraction on the programme for the week of July 25. This is said to be even a greater novelty than the three preceding ones. It treats of the fact that although history credits Robert Fulton with operating the first self-propelled boat on the Hudson River in 1807, the credit in reality belongs to Jonah, who accomplished this in 1757 B. C, namely with the Whale. While- Jonah is in the Whale he cuts some whale bone to take home with him as an alibi to convince his wife of the fish story Later on he makes a bird cage of these and while he has it in his hands wifie falls off the roof and the cage fits around her. This gives Jonah the idea of corsets, thus in addition to operating the first self-propelled boat; the Whale, he originates corsets. .tar----: s SUNDAY MORNING, JULY IT x- x Hard Work Will Win Film Success So many people are imbued with the idea that personal influence or wealth has brought success to more than one motion picture star that it may be quite surprising to learn that a cinema favorite attributes her rise to success because of hard, consistent work, which she herself labels as labor. The young lady referred to is Seena Owen who plays the leading female role in "The Woman God Changed," the Paramount picture which will have its local premiere at the Stanley Theatre, beginning tomorrow. Not so very long ago, this wide-eyed, winsome blonde girl faced D. W. Griffith and asked for a tryout on the screen. "Oh, you'll never do for the screen," that director said, "you are too calm and have no emotions apparently." "Well, Mr. Griffith," answered Owen, bravely, "if you think I'm calm you just ought to see the way my heart's fluttering, for I am scared to death you won't take me." And that was the winning card, for it was ample evidence of her 'acting quality. This same quality has been developed consistently in each of the pretty young woman's screen appearances, until it has reached its zenith in her latest undertaking, "The Woman God Changed." "Of course, there are many ways to get on the screen," Miss Owen averred one morning on the studio floor, still breathless from the exertion of one of her big scenes, "but there is only one way to stay. I mean hard work, mental and physical. Work while you're on the set, whether in a small part or an extra role. Watch your director. Study his every purpose. When you're not in the scene don't go off for a nap or a bite to eat, but sit as close up as possible and keep your eyes and ears open and your brain operating. There is always more, and yet more, to be learned about the" film game for everyone in it." Follies Beauty Is Leading Woman Jacqueline Logan, the pretty ex-Follies girl who plays the leading feminine role opposite Thomas Meighan in the Paramount picture, "White and "Unmarried," which comes to the Palace Theatre this week, is rapidly forging to the front as a motion-picture actress. Miss Logan, now 18 years old, has had a varied career. When she was eight years, she went abroad with her mother, Marian Kelley, formerly a noted singer with the Bostonian Opera Company. At 15 she entered Colorado College at Colorado Springs, CoL, being the youngest "freshman" in the schooL Miss Logan went to New York in 1920 to study dancing and was understudy of Margot Kelly in the role of "Angela" in the revival of "Florodora" at the Century Theatre. She later assumed the role herself and played it with success. Then she joined the Ziegf eld- Follies as a singer and dancer. In November, 1920, she left New York for Los Angeles, and was chosen to play opposite Mr. Meighan in "White and Unmarried." She designs her own gowns and helps dress the settings. 4 ' if 17, 1921 &2 NEW AND STANLEY A powerful story of tangled lives is revealed in '"The Woman God Changed," a Paramount production which will have its first showing here this week. It was adapted from the novel of the same name. The surrounding programme will be in keeping with the merits of the picture and as a special musical treat the Concert Orchestra will play a superb score arranged for this picture as well as other selections, including an overture. The Celtic romance of Donn Byrne's literary temperament finds this picture. The story deals with the fortunes of. a dancing girl who kills her common law husband ana who later lands in court to find love and happiness. Many of the scenes were shot on "the island of Nassau, in the Bahama Islands. The interiors were taken in New York. The story calls for the tropical atmosphere of the South Sea Islands, which is represented perfectly. Tahitian girls vrere assembled in New York for the dance hall scenes, supposed to be laid in Tahiti. One of the many Jujnusual features of the film is the manner of introduction of the characters. The entire story is laid in a court room and told in the first person. The main characters are introduced by means of the conversation of the spectators in the court room. Throughout the production the auditor feels himself or herself a part of the audience in the hall of justice, in fact, a part of the jury, sitting on a great murder trial. STANTON "Nothing that within you lies can change the plan of which you are a tiny part. Choose any road, go east, go west, or north or south and meet the thing from which you ran away. That man's life is governed by fate and that he is not allowed to work out his own destiny" is vividly portrayed in the new starring vehicle for Pauline Frederick, "Bonds of Destiny." which will have its first Philadelphia showing here this "Go-to-the-Movie" week. The surrounding programme will be especially attractive and will include among the entertaining items, special music by the Concert Orchestra. "Roads of Destiny" is a screen version of the famous story written.many years ago by the equally famous writer, O. Henry, and adapted to the screen by Channing Pollock. In the transference the play centres about a heroine instead of a hero. Some superb Alaskan scenery forms a part of the settings. PALACE Thomas Meighan in "White and Unmarried," recently shown at the Stanley, will be the feature here this week. It tells the story of the inheritance by a crook of a fortune, his departure for Europe, his meeting on the boat with Dorothea, a girl with whose photo he has fallen in love, and the romance which develops. Billy takes Dorothea out to see the "other side" of Paris, and in a Bohemian cafe she becomes infatuated with Marechal, a French rogue. Billy becomes interested in a little dancer and complications multiply so quickly as to keep one at attention throughout the unfolding. There are some exciting events, a sensational gun fight and some splendid scenic backgrounds, Jacqueline Logan, Grace Darmond, Lloyd Whitlock, Fred Vroom, Marion Skinner, Georgia Stone and Jack Herbert are among the principals in the cast. CAPITOL DeMffle's delightful pic-ure, "The Lost Romance," will claim attention here this week, with a practically all-star cast employed in the film. It is a story of a young wife on the point of deserting her husband for his supposedly best friend, when through the disappearance of her child she is awakened to the enormity of her crime and all ends welL The principal players involved in the making we.e Jack Holt, Conrad NageL Lois Wilson and Fontaine LaRue. -. STRAND Manager Effinger announces as the feature attraction for the first three days of this week Elsie Ferguson in the Paramount .n . , r ,t picture, eacrea ana rroiane uove, a story which fairly bristles with sen sational episodes, if or tne last tnree days Wallace Reid will be seen in "Too Much Speed," one of his most recent automobile stories, with plenty of action and unusual scenic effects. The usual array of shorter subjects as well as the always delightful musical selections will , add to the inviting qualities of the programmes. A v3 7 OLD FILMS ARCADIA A film version of "The Great Lover" in which Leo Ditrichstein starred, will claim attention here this week. . Based on sentiments that carry an irresistible appeal, the play was a remarkable success. The screen version is said to be -just as good. The leading figure is Jean Faurel, idol of the gentler sex. He is a man whose conquests ranged from the humblest shop girL who listened to his golden tenor from a seat in the gallery, to the fashionable society woman who showered him with her favors. To add to the glamor of the situation, he is made the centre of an absorbing sttfry of tmperamental jealousies that go behind the scenes of the operatic stage. It is literally a play within a play, for the action concerns a pro duction of 'Di Giovanni the Great Lover." The cast employed in the making of the film was headed by John Sampohs. and included Claire Adams. John Davidson, Alice Hollister, Lionel Belmore, Rose Dion, Richard Tucker, Tom Ricketts, Frederick Vroom and Jean Corey. VICTORIA An unusually gripping mystery picture will claim atten tion here this week with the presenta tion of "A Voice in the Dark." Out of a tangle of passion snd. jealousy in which five persons figure, there comes the murder of a certain Dr. bamsbury Evidence points with equal force to each of the remaining four. Yet up to the last minute the audience is kept in suspense, and it is the combined testimony of a blind man and a deaf wom an that brings out the truth. In the course of the action a number cf re markable scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown are shown, and the audience gets an intimation of what might happen to an innocent girl who entrusted herself, on a slumming party, to a man she did not know well and thoroughly trusted. An excellent cast includes Ramsey Wallace, Ora Carew. Irene Rich, Richard Tucker, Alice Francis. Alice Hollister, Gertrude Norman, Alan Hale and James Neill. REGENT Jewel Carmen will be shown here this week in a new Metro picture, entitled "The Silver land West. It is said that its every in cident is founded on actual happenings. The story deals with the widely diverg ent careers of two girls, one reared as a crook and the other as a society belle. Miss Carmen portrays the character of a loveable adventuress and she is sur rounded by an excellent company. COLONIAL Elsie Ferguson in "Sa cred and Profane Love," will be the showing here for the first half of the week. Its story combines pathos and humor, with romance in delicious quantities For the last three days Wallace Reid will be shown in Too Much Speed," one of his most recent motor pictures, which shows some un usual settings, including the great auto mobile race track at Los Angeles. The usual array of shorter subjects will also be a part of each division of the week's programmes. LOCUST For this "Go-to-the-Movie s Week" the management has se lected films that will prove highly entertaining and amusing. Pauline Frederick in her latest screen success, entitled "Salvage," a gripping, appealing story of mother love, will be the feat ure picture. In addition there will also be shown Harold Lloyd's breezy comedy. "Among Those Present " as well as other interesting subjects. v LEADER Monday and Tuesday will have "Too Wise Wives" as the leadine feature, while on Wednesday and Thursday Elsie Ferguson in "Sacred and Profane Love" will be the showing. For Friday and haturday, What Every woman ivnows, reatur- ing Conrad Nagel and Lois - Wilson will be the attraction. - GREAT NORTHERN Betty Comp- son will be seen here for the first half of the week in "Prisoners of Love, a story of tense dramatic action, with "The Fall Guy" added. For the last three days the principal offering will be Bert Lytell in his latest picture, "A Message From Mars," which is a delightfully fantastic story splendidly screened and acted. An added attraction will be "Friday the 13th." 4 (tin 5CsT iSlr Jf" i um i i wrT. 3r? a ..uu. a 9 v f2S& if 111 H 4 MM urn BELMONT Mary rickford i: "Through the Back Door"' will claim attention here for the first half of the week, while Elaine Hammer-stein in "Poor Dear Margaret Kirby" will entertain for the last three days. Both stars are immensely popular and the pictures they appear in are calculated to still further enhance their popularity with film devotees. IMPERIAL During the first thre days of this week the feature here will be "The Man Who Had Everything," which is a happy blending of humor, pathos, thrills and good acting, as well as scenic effects. For the last three days "Bob Hampton of Placer," a story based on the Indian uprising, . will be the principal attraction. . CEDAR For "Go-to-the-Movies" Week the programmes here will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday, Wanda Hawley in "Her First Elopement;" Wednesday and Thursday, Eugene O'Brien in "Broadway and Home." and Friday and Saturday, Justine Johnston in "The Plaything of Broadway." COLISEUM The attraction for Monday and Tuesday will be "Good Women." featuring Rosemary Theby: Wednesday, "Power;" Thursday and Friday, "Blind Wives." and Saturday. Harry Carey in "Desperate Trails." the story of a man who goes to jail o shield the supposed brother of his sweetheart, only to learn he has beeu duped. 4 SAVOY Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, Alice Lake in "Ki Greater Claim;" Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Pola Negri in "Gypsy Blood." BENN Mondav and Tuesday. De Mille's "What Every Woman Knows;" Wednesday and Thursday. Ethel Clayton in "Sham;" Friday and Saturday, Hobart Bosworth in "Foolish Matron" FAMILY Monday, "Ducks and Drakes;" Tuesday, "Through the Back Door:" Wednesday. "The Home Stretch;" Thursday. "Buried Treasure;" Friday, '-Too Wise Wives;" Saturday, "Peck's Bad Boy." II. RUBY Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dorothv Dalton in "The Idol of the 'North;" Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Alice Lake in "The Greater Claim." MARKET STREET Tom Mix in "A Ridin' Romeo," will be the attraction here for the first three days of the week, to be followed during the last three by Thomas Meighan in "The City of Silent Men," a story of prison life and romance. PRINCESS Monday, "Thunder Island;" Tuesday, "Broadway and Home;" Wednesday, "The Perfect Woman;" TJjursday, "Her First Elope- s ment;" Friday, "The Passion Flower;" Saturday, 'The Plaything of Broadway." . APOLLO Monday "The Devil's Angel;" Tuesday, "Thoughtless Women;" Wednesday, "Whispering Devils;" Thursday and Friday, "Peck's Bad Boy;" Saturday, "The Greatest Love." EMPRESS Monday and Tuesday, "The Witching Hour;" Wed nesday and Thursday, Douglas MacLeau in "The Home Stretch;" Friday and Saturday, Clara Kunbal Young in "Straight From Paris." 56TH STREET Monday. "Ghosts of lesterday; T-Aaay. "Nomads of the North;" Wednesday, "Cinder ella's Twin;" Thursday, "Sally Shows the Way;" 1 riday and Saturday, -'What's a Wife Worth?" and on Satur day Jackie Hoxie in "Thunderbolt Jack," added. RIALTO Monday and Tuesday, "hat Every Woman Knows: Wednesday, "The Witching Hour;" Thurday, Madge Kennedy in "The Truth;" Friday and Saturday, "Prox- Nixen's Grand Closes Season i ,r ill fair es season 'fi j House, BroatlW, e. closed the A J .Nixon's Grand Opera and Montgomery avenue season last nieht. and will reonen La- A bor Day, with its established policy s of B. F. Keith popular vaudeville and comedy photoplaj-s. '

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