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A 1 1 1 x. if" I Hi DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS JAZZ KINGS I. Fri. and Sat. John Barrymore in 'Gen.

Crack' America's foremost actor peaking for the first time from the screen. He portrays the romantic daring leader of men, the gypsy blooded lover. COMEDY VODVIL NEWS REELS EVERY NIGHT MEET WAOTEIII) At Once Earn $1,200 To $12,000 a Year Learn to operate potion Picture Machines. We must have Negro motion picture operators all over America, every City, State andfcounty. Big Opportunities, Easy to Learn, Position when Qualified Write for Particulars Send 2c Stamp to Cover Postage.

BILMORE FILM TONE STUDIO 200 V. 135th Street, Suite 220, New York City 1 MIHl GOES BIG LOS ANGELES. July 3 ANP) In one 'of the most exacting and unique dance marathons that have been staged In this country, eight couples are entering, the third week of dancing, singing and entertaining in a huge tent at Maywood. It is called minstrel marathon because Instead of the steady, monotonous dragging round and round the floor to the music, a wonderful revue of brownskln steppers, headed by Cbsrlie Grant, puts over a veritable night club floor show In the rest periods. Also, nearly every one of the contestants sing, dance, play or do some novelty act until the large orchestra plays the next ballroom number.

Eyen then, Instead of Just the regular fox trot or two step routine, they introduce intricate, strenuous and fantastic steps, such ai would grace any stage. A $1,000 prize was held out to the couple who lasts the longext and to date each couple is determined to be the winner. The great circus tent which seats severa raousand Is packed from time to time during the 24 hours with both whlto and colored spectators from near and dis tant points. Masters of ceremonies, male and female nurses, doctors and attendants, working in day and night shifts, are constantly on hand. They closely watch the entrants as ta every need during the rnst period The eight couples mill In the min strel marathon and still going strong are uratun Farr and Dot West, Smiles Woods and Dot Williams.

Maudler Giles and Rose Bolden, Bill Thomas and Mildred Harris, Joe Nelson and BUlie Davis, Charles Thomas and Flo Dent, Bob Newton and Mildred McLaughlin and Ramo na and Harold Smith, who married slnco the contest started. "HANDSOMEST MAN" AT THE ALHAMBRA NEW YORK, July (A.N.P.) Norman Astwood, for many y.ars straight man with riddle Hunter, Is appearing at the Alliambra Theater this week, doubling alio at the Cot ton Club. Astwood, besides bel a talented performer. Is regarded as ons of the most handsoms men on the stage. Quoting William Morris of the Evening Post, Monday, June 23 "Margaret Bimms, dainty star of "Hot Chocolates," will be featured next week at the Lafayette In a re vue by Leonard Harper." RACE PEOPLE STORM "COLORED ENTRANCE" TO SEE "HALLELUJAH' GREENVILLE.

July 3. (A. N. Negro cltlsens turned out en mase here Wednesday night to see "Hallelujah." As usual, they were forced to ue the "Colored En trnnco" and to occupy tho balconv while some four hundred whites sat on the main floor. The only de parture In the routlno of the theatei waa that the Jim Crow soctlon In eluded the entire balcony Instead of the usual corner.

Man Held In Stabbing Following Street Row NEW YORK. Julv 3 Chared with stabbing Wlnslaw Gray of 133 W. 140th street In the right arm dur. Ing an argument at 133d street and Lenox avenue, Butler Carter, 29. of 148 Jefferson avenue, Brooklyn, was held In $1,000 ball for tho grand Jury following his arraignment before Magistrate Farrell In Washington Heights Court on a charge of felo nious assault.

I I I bm 1 1 1 ii 1 the Fulton Theatre in New York for Charles Dillingham, and the biggest hit to play the Palace Theatre for two solid weeks. The latest honor to be conferred upon Ellington Is the signing of his nsme to a big contract which will take him and bis band to Hollywood to be featured In a big talking picture that will soon sweep the country. Dame Rumor has It that Amoa 'n Andy will be the atara of the production. Ellington la under the direction of Irving Mills. The Triangle With Its dally change of program, the Triangle Is continuing Its high class picture program, and on Mon day, Qeorge Bancroft, mighty he man of the screen, opens to East End In Ladles Love Brutes.

It a knock out. Is this picture. Tuesday, a double feature program will show Tom Moore and Blanche Sweet In "The Woman Racket." and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr 1a "Loo we Ankles." They sound good, don't thcyT Wednesday, Amerlca'a idol, none other than Maurice Chevalier, sweeps the film In "The Big Pond." lfa the kind of a picture women rave about. Thuraday anothor double talking feature shows "The Other Tomorrow" with Blllle Dove and Richard Dlx In "The Love Doctor." Friday, Charley "Buddy' Rogers comes to you In his most romantlo role, a story of America's aky heroes, entitled "Young Eaglea." break neck horseman ship will be shown on the screen as Ken Maynard shoots along In "Sottg oi me caoauero. Pardon Denied Man Who Killed Wife HARRISBURO.

Julv ilA 7M State Senator Samuel W. Sal us of Philadelphia appealed to the State Board of Pardons to rrant cltmtncv to hla former butler, Roacoe Mackey, wno is now serving a sentence of from five to ten years for second degree murder. Mackey killed hi wife, who is said to have been i beautiful woman, at the height of family quarrel. The tardon was nnDnnd hv Am slatant District Attorney Tracey. who reaa a long use or minor offenses.

The question waa asked If Mackey wasn't a "bad man to have around the house." to which Senator Salus replied that he would take Mackey back Into his house at any time and cave me saie unlocked. OMEGAS FETE THEIR NEW BROTHERS NEW YORK. July Friday. Ep auon cnapter of Omega Pal Phi fra ternlty entertained Ita brothera who were Initiated and welcomed Into the folds of Omera Mav 17. nut.

ind it A1930 championship basketball team. Conner Sell Hall Secures Contract For Appearance of Famous Cotton Club Orchestra At Pythian Temple On Friday Evening, July 11 Duke Ellington, upon whose talented brow rest the crown of musical achievement, is really coming to Pittsburgh! The famous King of Jazz and his mternationallv orchestra, will make a single appearance in Pittsburgh next Friday evening, July 11, at Pythian Temple. This attraction, me greatest musical treat aancing i'lttSDurgh has ever known. ia xpfCMu iu uriw capacity crown, and Sellers M. Hall, hustling dance promoter, who la bringing the attraction here, la making plana to handle the throng which will turn out.

Pittsburgh, over satiated recently with high class orchestras, now looks upon the average orchestra as merely another attraction, but when "The Duke Steps Out" and lifts his baton, dance history will be made here. People In this section, who have heard Ellington and his famous orchestra foi years over the radio, and who have followed their meteoric rise to fame while In the Cotton Club, New. York, know the calibre of this band, which has Introduced a new and distinctive dance rhythm. In fact they are masters of synco pation. First Appearanoa Next Friday night's appearance will mark the first time that the or chestra, which has been the pivot around which night life In New York has revolved for years, has ever appeared here.

Tho orchestra, coming out of Washington, D. five years ago, practically unknown, has advanced until now they are the favorites of the social, theatrical and sporting elements of New York. During the time he was in New York he was the sensation of the Cotton Club, the big hit la Zlegfeld's "Show Girl," the only supporting at traction for Maurice Chevalier In bis two weeks' concert engagement at Bay Tickets Early And Avoid the Rash Sell Hall, manager of the Duke Ellington attraction at the Pythian Temple next Friday evening, has announced that tickets. will be placed on ale In the box office of Pythian Temple, beginning with Saturday evening on, from 6 p. m.

until 9 p. m. This Is being done, he states, to avoid congestion on the night of the dance. DEPPE NEXT ROOSEVELT ATTRACTION Lola B. Deppe, sensational bari tone, and for many years a Pittsburgh favorite, will appear in a theatrical engsgement In thlf city soon.

The stags star, who became famous aa a member of Lew Leslie's birds." Vincent' Touman'a "Great Day" and the Shubert production. "Hello Parla," 1 scheduled to appear at the Roosevelt Theatre oa Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Hie appearance here la being widely heralded, and there la no doubt but what capacity crowds will turn out to hea him croon those numbers, both modern and the hits of other days. In a voice which he alone possesses. Since leaving Pittsburgh several years ago.

Deppe has advanced rap idly up the ladder of stags fame, until now he stands near the pin nacle of success. According to authentla Informs. tlon. the star has already sla ned a new Shubert contrapt for next sea son, and will be featured In a big stage production. The Roosevelt Unusual features, with the picture of the Godfrey Camera prise fight on the acreen and the farewell personal appearance of Lola B.

Deppe, world famous colored baritone of "'Black birds and "Hello, Parla" will head line the Roosevelt card thla week and next. Friday, July Ken Maynard will be atarred In "The Fighting Legion," a thrilling outdoor melodrama, while on Saturday Monte Blue, with Betty Compaon and Noah Beery In sup porting roles, win be ahown In "Iale of Escape." On both of theae days, the fight plcturea, actual rcproductiona of the action at tho ringside In Phllly, will be shown. Monday and Tuesdsy of next week, a dynamic drama of pathos, laughter and romance will be filmed with Harry Rlchman In a etar role In "Put tin' On the Rita." Wednesday, Richard Dlx comes to the screen In "The Love Doctor," a pep tonlo vim, vigor and i uallty. And on the stage. Lois Leppe will appear for three days.

Thursday. Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon are co starred In "Alias Frencb Gertie." a smashing, virile, dramatic triumph. Friday. Warner Baxter provea why "Such Men Are Dangeroua" as Elinor Glyn tells what a man can do with "It." with a brldgs party and dance at the Agnes Thorpe art aalon. A number of Omega men from out of town chapters who are here for the summer, and forming a part of the summer chapter, seemed to have been well pleased ta learning how Epsllon puts Its over.

The Joint affair proved a rivalry of merriment, for the tun of "Good Night, Ladlee" had to be encored Till We Ueet Agala." BARITONE AND HOW? i WILLIAM FRANKLIN Trombone Player and baritone with Earl Hlnes' Victor Recording orchestra of Chicago. Franklin, we believe, baa one of the finest baritone voices In the country and la studying now for a coneert career. And as a trombone player he'a aomethlag to talk about, too. NEW July (ANP) The management of the Renaissance Casino ballroom changed hands last week, when a new corporation, bead ad by Claude Spears, president, with T. Barnea, manager, took ever, the reins.

For many, years Cornelius Charity was manager ef the ballroom, said to be the moat beautiful operated by colored people la the world, but the new regime promisee better operation la the future. Mr. Barnes brings a wealth of experience to his new position and promises to continue the high standards under which the Casino formerly operated. The Renaissance has been the scene of many of Harlem's finest affairs, the leading clube and frets nltlea having bald' their dances there for the past tea years. It waa recently remodeled Into a Spanish effect, declared by Ruth Reynolds, feature writer of the Dally Newe, who wrote the article on Paul Robeson In "Othello." as the moet beautiful dance hall she had ever eeen.

Mlse Reynolds and her husband, Mr. E. X. Bailey, were the guests of Mr. Johannaa Arrindell at the Ace Club dragon ball at the Renaissance In May.

and as It was their first visit to Harlem at such aa affair they were greatly Impressed with the crowd and Its behavior. Mr. Barne is well known to the many who have attended former at fairs at the Renaissance, as Is Mr. Spears. Both know tbslt patrons and have received many congratula tory msssages since assuming charge of the new enterprise.

It Is worthy or note that the Renaissance Casino ballroom le the only place of Its kind In New York operated exclusively by colored management throughout, without the guiding band of a white owner In the background. LOS ANGELES. July (ANP) Back In town now, tired, hot and happy also a few shade darker. It possible, from that burning River side sun; also ready to keep my promlae to tell you about "Hla Last Race," In which, through Mr. Chaa.

Butler, your "seen peeper" was fortunate enough to go on "location." With actors, "bit and part" people anxiously awaiting and the little army of several hundred "extras" getting restless, "shooting" la expected to start In a few days oa the long expected M. O. M. feature. "Grsat Day." Though nothing has been revealed as to the gist of the story yet.

It Is presumed to be oa the order oi The Features," Judging from the title and the fact that some of the beet Negro singers of spirituals are being Interviewed. The God." Warner's new film sensation, wbleh was first titled The Lost God" and had 150 colored and SO crack Hawaiian swimmers play ing in ii. is aiming lis final scene on the bottom of the oceaa In the crystal clear water oS Catallaa pe Biaivua. Richard Arlea has to work oa the oceaa floor la a bathing suit. Dur ing the first shooting of the scene an experienced diver who had to appear la a battle eeoueaee with the eolored extras almost suffocated from the latanee beat Inside the alr Cght A SATURDAY, JULY 3.

19 1. 9 ZTZ "GREEN PASTURES" ONLY STAGE SHOW IN MAKING MONEY NEW YORK, July 3. "Green Pastures," Mark Con nally's sensational stage success, is said to be the only legitimate stage play in New York which is making money this summer. The city, according to critics, is facing its leanest theatrical season in years, arid two thirds of the houses on Broadway have closed their doors for the summer. Invasion of the talkies is said to have made dangerous inroads, and unless a play has outstanding significance, people refuse to go wild over it Contrary to most of the plays now playing, tickets for "Green Pastures" aro still selling rapidly, and it is claimed that the house has been sold out for months in advance.

INSURED FOR $100,000 NEW TORK, July Ths feet of "Bojanglss" Bill Robinson, famous Up dancer, who appeared recently 1 among the atara of movleland In a bl(r charity affair, are Insured for 1100,000. On the bill with Robinson wero Jack Oakle, Sophie Tucker, Bv 'dy Rogers, Harry Rlchman and Rudy Valise. VI is Corner Green Street and Center Avenue Adults 20c Childeon 10c VIIY PAY MORE? Bargain Matinee Daily Except Saturdays and Holidays ALL SEATS lOo WEEK BEGINNING JULY 5th Mon. and Tues. 'SHOW OF SHOWS' 100 Shows In One WITH John Barrymore Georges Carpentier Patsy Ruth Miller Richard Barthelmess Winnie Lightner Doug Fairbanks Dolores Costello AND MANY OTHERS Everything the name Implies.

MagnlAoent, gorgeous, colorful 3Ute Colored Jubilee Chorus. Wed. and Thurs. 'Wall Ralph Ince and Aileen Pringle A "Napoleon of Finance" forces himself on the top by ruthless selAshness and vindictive actions, to be tatr ruined liy a woman. GREATEST JTOIi ANT IQIf NAPLES.

Italy. July (ANP I w. a aw. w.A Noil, atuu, woe concert triumphs both la America and abroad, won taa raise of critical Italian professionals when aha appeared here May Mia la "Rap preeentaalona 8 1 a erdlnaria." la which ah sang tae uue role or Opera Traviata. Her ope ratio defeat which climaxes a long period of study under foreign master waa commented upon by leading Italian papers aa follows! "Last night the Slgnorlaa Lilllana Evantl waa warmly feasted by the publle and deservedly eo, la the role of Vlowtta In "La Travtata." Her art, In truth, glvea full value to her voice, which la well modulated and true to pitch.

She gave to the per son axe a combination of poetry and dramatla feeling, with a etyle fu3 ef grace and beauty. She waa greatly applauded at the end of each act and at all ef the high points Corrtrr dclia Xerw "UUlaa Evantl la the rola ef Vloletta. sang with a voice clear and true to pitch and with a transparent timber." Btcola Ien 'la the role ef Wo letta' waa frankly and tnthuatastle ally applauded the prima donna. Lilllana Evantl. She la greatly admired for the beauty Umpldity ef her voice." Renaissance Casino Under Hew Management Clab Dining Room At taring's Is Night Rendezvous Large crowds nightly are attesting to the popularity ef the new Club Dining Room et Dealing a Hotel and Restaurant oa East WyUa.

Aa intimate touch la added by the addition ef the capable ala plece ea band which baa taken over the name of the genial proprietor. Olive Zepei la charm lag as the hostess aad entertainer. Several novel featuree are being worked out for the summer onlba, with specialties already listed lor July 4. BIG M1DNITE FROLIC AT MAP LEVI EW PARK A big midnight frolle wta be etaged at Msplevlew Park, near Washington. Pa oa Thuraday night.

July featuring Tom Oare i hla Recording Orchestra, Dancing will start at midnight and continue until 4 a. m. The dining room win be epea to patrons ef the park. We would like ta ask! why did the Nsw Terk Boxing Commission rescind Its nUlng for the benefit of Sharkey la the RchmeHag match, whea they knew that he has boon guilty ot landing' fouls oa several previous occasions whea the going was hoi? Looks llki funny business from thla distance, aad the law making body of New Terk. with the beat interests ef the game aad the publle at heart, should dsmand that a publle explanation be given.

tult each time a shot was made. Aloag Brew Braodway The Lincoln Is closed as tight as the proverbial oyster aow. Mrs. Leuretta Butler's kiddles minstrsis was the last affair gives there. Zt said that the Oore Broa.

Theatrical Syndicate let its eptloa rua out as hopeless. A beaouful structure gone to waste. Tha itfM a rV I m. Mondays and silver night oa Satur days. The "Vagabond Xing" shows this week end.

The Gay sty 1 one of the few stia DEAN OF CRITICS in SYLVESTER Ht nj. Courier's Chlcsgo ihr: fr reeeatatlve. who hi. wt considered the tfn rf lv trlcal critics. His rommB' criticisms, wrttlra ef knowledge aad nn iw.

aeea which plate him MJt group, are ra. fiobleSissTe ay Return To U.S. This Fall PARIS. France. Juy SlasU.

whose band ha iw setloa ef the Riviera. Ne. Kara Carlo and Parte. m. rt United Statee late n.tWr.

Thla fact came Lt rwrr.y when It was learnoi that as who "made" the fama mm. eomedy. "ShaiHe Aloag." te ceeaufcf. lag a lucrative eoauert te anw for a series ef engag eaeats timrv ut the country la December fcrtrt accepting a big coatrart la rrm for the reet of the wtater. Noble aUasle's ercheeUa rtut with the greateet la the et'4.

cording to reports esaaaauag ta Ci ectloe, aad hla preeeat le la the same eot wlurs mm bands as Paul Whlteaiaa'a. Cm a. helm's. Waring' a a4 orchestras of Uu ca.r appeared while abroad. The very fact that tr ewe called lata Oro'e fee a cJ nvee some ledteatie of IZ4 mrmm la which they are held eer Ut Ore's, by the way.

le see ef ne most fashionable pUcee ta Para eenuy the orchestra was earw fa alagte appearance ta Ear! the entire group Cew Ue tag'M Channel la a special air fend by their employer, ee of Ue lest woaaea la CHILTON AND THOMAS ENJOYING VACATIOX CHICAGO. Juiy sal Thorn as. famous daactag aad axpt team, who are oa a vacaue arag the summer month, fazewi Qr royal eornmaad performaace ew aeaa la May before Ue ag sat Queaa ef England, are la us erj. foUowtag a visit with Dr. TWaue at Cleveland.

Maceoe father. Chicago le Carol Oj town, aad she was rir r1 19 ceptioa upoo her rti couple have bn te two weeks earlier Ihaa ifcr. 14 pectsd. bets ue i of the mand for their rw Gossip Of The Movie Lots By HARRY JjOVETTE for A. N.

P. running the long sertaU. TT very popular. The Ta21s with Its beauties aad a aeerry ZfZ Saturday midnight eacw is yt thara ta. Musicians Wanted Bgaare aad adraared fw erebeetraa aow betag ftiiswsale tranfi re tt aTTAXtVXX ST.

CHORUS GIRLS, be rare you are pretty aad good took mi. mum. iwis, wui asti you so oasrx jaa you cuiw and ahClty by CoacenlraliM m.A uf aAwT AfrrOM and PLRFOKXi aateur and otherwise, earn you appreciate advancement wvj your headf I have persoaal connections with ProduceT. trl Booking Agent. Castlnx Directors and agancUe.

Send phoif one dollar aad quameaUon with Cm repry. I wQ give inzormauoa. PI YE) OIJELOON Jr. 148W.118tlx STREET WW Y0I.

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