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VOL. CLV. No. 248 THE GAZETTE. MONTREAL. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1926. 11 STAGE AND ' SCREEN Theatre Offerings For Next Week AT THE PRINCESS Houdini, Magician, Will Offer Varied Programme Houdini. famous mystifier and psychic investigator, will bo the attraction next week at the Pslncess. Entertainment and amusement are combined with philosophy, feats of legerdemain and spiritualistic phenomena in the programme he will offer. In order that the fullest ecope of Houdini's many accomplishments may be presented, the entertainment has been divided Into three parts, magic feats, escape stunts, and an expose of fake spiritism. It is promised that some of the most famous media and tlietr methods of procedure will be exposed by Houdini in the final portion of his programme. AT HIS MAJESTY'S French Players Will Appear in Two Plays Next Week Starting tomorrow evening and continuing until Wednesday evening, the Porte St. Martin French Players ;it His Majesty's will offer one ot Alexandre Dumas' most famous comedies, "Franeilion." Jlme. Germain.-iJcrmoz and Mr. JIagnier will take the leading parts in this., comedy. ! of the second part of next week, ;y ultra-modern play, whicli created ;ulte a sensation last season in Paris, will be given here for the first time. The play Is by Paul Geraldy and is culled "Robert et Marianne." AT THE IMPERIAL Florence Gast and Co. Head Vaudeville Bill The feature act 1 at the Imperial Theatre, starting tomorrow, will be given by Florence Gast and her company of fiye singers and dancers. Dave Kramer and Jack Boyle, known as "The Happy-Go-tucky Pair." will sing and indulge In comedy patter. Miss Hope Vernon, musical comedy prima donna and impersonator, is also billed to appear, as are the Three Swifts," jugglers from the British music halls who make their first appearance on Sunday on this side of the water. "Nudy" Kramer and Solly Fields will present songs, dances and fun under the name, "Fresh from College." Two girls and a boy comprise the McKenna trio who play banjo, piano and saxophone. "Sunny Side Up," Is the photoplay for the week. GIGLI AT JHE FORUM Metropolitan Opera Tenor Gives Concert Tuesday Night GIgli, the famous tenor, who gives a concert at the Forum next Tuesday night, is very modest about his singing, and is ever ready to advise and give hints to beginners. Gigli used to be a drug clerk, and he liked it. He says, "For six years I filled prescriptions i.i my father's drug store in Italy; that is, until I was eighteen years of age." He fairly glowes with pride about his accomplishments in that line. "Why, I could fill a prescription now," he boasts. While in Italy this summer Gigli gave eleven concerts, all for-, charity, and .succeeded in raising one million lire for welfare purposes. Following is the programme for his concert at the Forum on Tuesday night: PART I. A 1. Aria, "Una Furtlva Lagrima," from "Elslr d'Amore" (Donizetti) Mr. Gigli. 2. (a) Plaisir d'arnour . . (Martini) (b) La violetta .... (Mozart) (c) Stornelli marini . (Mascagni) Mr. Gigli. 3. (a) Mon Deslr . . . .' (E. Nevfh) , Cb) Ave Maria . (Vita Carnevali) (c) LeNil . . . (Xavier Leroux) Miss Hall. 4. Aria, "Ah, non my rldestar," from "Werther" . . (Massenet) Mr. Gigli. PART II. i (a) In the Silence ol the Night" (Rachmaninoff) (b) Vaghlssima sembianza.. (Donaudy) (c) Stornelli capricciosi. . (Carrftvall) Mr. Gigli. - 6. (a) For You Alone (Henry Geeb!) (b) Were My Soul With Wings Provided . . (Reynaldo Habn) (c) For All Eternity (Mascheroni) Miss Hall. 7. Aria from "Sigurd" . . ((Reyer) Mr. Gigli. AT LOEWS THEATRE "The Vaudeville Limited" la Headline Act At Loews next week, "The Vaudeville Limited," the latest production of Benny and Elsie Barton assisted by a cast of seven, will be featured. Other acts will include, Wilton and Weber, comedians, Fred La Reine and company in a novelty act with comedy added. Ulis and Clark in songs; Gilbert and Caryl In dialogue, and music and the' Braminos, musical clowns, will open' the bill. The picture for the week will be Lone Chaney's first starring vehicle, "The Trap," in which he plays the role of "Gaspard the Good," hiding beneath a smiling exterior the heart of a wolf. Gaspard adopts the infant son of Benson, his enemy, planning to take his final" revenge on the waif, but Instead falls a victim to the baby's charms. - AT GAYETY THEATRE Fred Falls Binder Chief Comedian in "Round The Town" VRound the Town" will be the attraction at tho Gayety Theatre on Sunday evening for one week, with Fred Falls Binder as the principal comedian and Glayds Clark ingenue. This year the entire show has been rebuilt. It is stated new scenes have been inserted, new faces introduced, favorite ones have been retained and newgowns provided for female members of the cast. Fred Falls Binder, while new with "Round the Town," hjis been on the burlesque stage for several years. Gladys Clark returns with a variety of new songs, pretty gowns, a little surprise of two Jacquie Forbes is another favorite with the show, and a few of the newer faces are Time Benson, Fred Gibson, Pat McCarthy, Pearl Smith and Gladys Smith. AT THE CAPITOL Mary Pickford in Her Latest Picture, ."Sparrows" Mary Pickford In her latest pic Sidelights on Films and Film Folk FILM OF "MONA LISA" Romance Written for Lady of Inscrutable Smile Educational's third romance production in natural color. " The Mona L.isa," named from Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, has been completed. Director Arthur Maude has written a romance for Mona Lisa, and in doing so has furnished a plausible explanation of what caused her strange smile. The coloring in this picture was done by technicolor process. Hedda Hopped is seen In the role of the lady with the inscrutable smile, while Craufurd Kent appears as her lover. Arthur Shaw plays the character- of the artist Da Vinci. REG. DENNY'S LATEST. "Tho Cheerful .Fraud," the second I of Reginald , Denny's Bigger an Better features has just been completed at Universal City. " Tho Cheerful Fraud " is adapted from the novel by K. R, G. Browne, and was directed ,by William A. Seiter. Gertrude Olmstead plays opposite Denny. CHINATOWN S AMBITION. t While bridge parties, polo and dinner dances hold the attention of the various "four hundreds" the court-try over, it's acting in tho movies that's ail the rage as far as Los Angeles Chinatown's social elite are concerned. This condition, according to reports from Hollywood, has been brought about by the present unusual demand for Oriental types in feature productions. CENSOR IN AFRICA. On account of the difference between Africal and European mentality, some difficulty is experienced in censoring the films shown on the dark continent, says Canon Spanton, secretary of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, in an article In the T 1 T; A T ..rin,vctAna fllrv. Vhieh rightly won so much commen dation in England, ne says, was shown to an African audience in Nyasaland recently. It was found that some ot the African audlenco expressed great disapprdval of the simple love-making scenes between Livingstone and Mary Moffat which, in their eyes, were hardly " proper." "We tried giving cinema shows to our students in Zanzibar," -he con- ture, "Sparrows," comes to tha Capitol Theatre starting tomorrow for one week. "Sparrows" is full of human Interest, dealing as it does with tho problem of cruelty to children. Mary, who plays the role of "Mama Mollie," struggles to protect tho little group of orphans from the brutality of the authorities' in charge of a baby farm. There is, however, much comedy of the "Mary Pickford" variety to relisve the drama. Even with her bevy of little tots scampering like frightened birds across a limb that cracks under their weight and threatens to pitch them into the jaws of snapping alligators, Mary finds occa sion to cause a laugh. On the stage in conjunction with the picture will be featured -the.! "Third Annual Juvenile Week,"' and comedy and news reel will complete the programme. AT PALACE THEATRE Monte Blue and Patsy Ruth Miller in "So This Is Paris" Next week at the Palace, "So this is Paris," with Monte Blue and Patsy Ruth Miller, is to be the feature film. This production is a-modern adaptation of "Reveillon," a gay farce which has amused Parisian audiences for two generations. It tells a rollicking sophisticated story of two delightful newly weds, their misunderstandings and reconciliation. One of the outstanding scenes in the picture shows the New Year revels in Paris with Charleston experts in action. It is said to be the supreme achievement of Lubitsch's direction. In honor of the occasion, the music and dance offerings are to be particularly attractive. They include The Melody Kings, Baby Esther, and Al Edwards. MB Headache Sore Throat Neuralgia Rheumatism Toothache Head Colds Backache ' Sore Muscles Earache Sprains Bruises Tired Feet Hay Fever Insect Bites . 1 For Free Sample Send 10c. to cover coat of packing and mailing: The Leeming Miles Co. Ltd, Montreal tlnues, " but even when wo had made careful selection, we sometimes found we had to stop a Mm in the middle because of its totally unexpected effect on the audience. " For this reason the local censor must be a man with a knowledge ot the mental -processes of tho African, for wha may be quite innocuous to a European audience may be sugges tive to tho Africarr. i t TRAINING FOR MOVIES. Graduates of the Paramount Pie ture school, the first institution to train young men and women for screert acting, arc now reaping the fruits of their six months of train ing. After graduation the sixteen students went on a personal appear ance torn-. Now they are back at the studio and are being cast in minor I roles for practical experience. MOVIE COLONY'S NEW FAD. The dolls the feminine stars are Carrying on the street and strewing all over their Hollywood homes are merely mascots, tho latest fad in the movie colony. Claire Windsor has a collection of more than fifty from all over the world. Mae Murray has a unique dancing doll in her dressing room: Renee Adoree's favorite is an old-faehioned rag doll, and Pauline Starke has one that comes from the South Sea Islands. BURMA GIRLS KEEN TO BE MOVIE STARS Up-to-date Studio Found in Secluded Jungle Where Films Are Produced In connection with the recent discussion concerning British films, the following, written to the London Times by a Rangoun correspondent, is of interest: "A few weeks ago I was passing one of the Raitgoon cinemas when my eye was caught by the name of the chief film then being shown. It was "The Country Boy.'" I went In and received a pleasant surprise. Here was a picture dealing with rural life in Burma. The settings lay in villages, and the actors, all Bur-1 mans, played the part of tho villagers. The whole thing wat true to life, the plot dealing with a harmless love affair between ji Burmese ! lad and lass, which, after some quite 1 exciting ups and downs, ended happily. "After the performance I made in quiries and found that the boy, Maung Shwe Yo. was in the building. I learnt from him that iho picture had been produced in the neighborhood of Rangoon by none but Bur-inans, and that during the last four years U Ba Nyun, the proprietor of the Burmese Favorite Company, had produced no less than eight films. The first, "An Echo from tho Wilds," caused some interest, and nil the others, which dealt entirely with life in Burma as it is at present and as it was in the historic past, drew huge audiences of all communities, even Europeans. The last- picture, "Tho Country Boy," was the work of Mg Shwo Yo, who not only evolved the plot, but took the part of the principal actor. His idea, he told me, in producing the picture was to get the Burmese to take an interest in Burmese subjects. He did not think that film production consisted- in putting up great settings and using gorgeous clothes, but in art and realism. In "An Echo From the Wilds," the set tings and dresses were on the grand scale, whereas In "The Country Boy" the tragedy and comedy of simple village life were depicted. I was taken to the studio, which is in a secluded jungle, and I found it to be fully up-to-date. So popular have Its products become that poor people have been known to pawn their clothes to attend them. The "star" finds himself Imitated and a popular song has been written about him. ' Burmese girls are very keen to be come movie actresses, as In this work they are able to quadruple tne earnings they would make at the principal feminine occupation of the land, namely cigar-making at 8d a day. A man reveals himself by his telephone voice, says John Kelly, switchr board operator at one of London's busiest private exchanges. TtW f Til II II This is the mission of Baume BenguS to give quick relief from pain and suffering. This is what Baume Bengu6 has been doing for 35 years. , ' Originated by Dr. Jules BenguS, of Paris, it is now used by physicians and in hospitals all over the world. Of course, there are cheap imitations of Baume Bengue BUT if you want quick and certain relief from pain, say "Ben Gay" to your druggist. ' ' e-m mm U3 IONS1 ANSWER TO ' 'THE BIG PARADE' New British Film Epic of The Great Retreat Admir: alty Assists London, Oct. 15. British movie producers are putting more effort into " their work, and film fans throughout Britain are jubilant over tho announcement that several British-mado films -which have been shown privately and are soon to bo released, are really of outstanding merit. . " Mons " is the most notable of these. It is the British answer to "The Big Parade," and was prepared with tho co-operation of the Army Council. It is an epic of tho great" retreat. It 'is the work of Walter Summers, who has produced "Nelson," a semi-biographical story of the great naval hero, in which Gertrude McCoy plays the role of Lady Hamilton, and Eric Hardwicke is Nelson. The Admiralty assisted in the production. " Mademoiselle from Armenticres" is the work of Maurice Elvey, and Estelle Brody plays the role1 ot the littlo French girl who is in love with a British "Tommy." The film is somewhat like " Tho Big Parade," but the British critics say it contains less exaggeration. " The Big Parade" is still running at the Tivoli in London, however, in spite of the efforts of critics to squash it when it was first shown three months ago. An - English company Is filming "The Flag Lieutenant," which was one of Cyril Maude's great stage successes. 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FL0N2ALEY QUARTET Gives Chamber Music Concert in Windsor Hall Friday The Flonzaley Quartette will give a concert in the Windsor Hall on Friday next. For twenty-three years the members of the Flonzaley Quartette have worked with one aim in view. They accept no individual engagements, conceit or teaching, but practice and play together continuously month after month, and year after year, that the beauty of music they love may bo interpreted in a perfect manner. At the concert on Friday next this intimate atmosphere will bo enhanced by the seating and lighting arrangements. Tho platform will be in tho centre of the hall, instead of at the end, and the seats will radiate from the platform. The players will have standard lamps to give ade- quate light for their music, and the lights of the hall will bo subdued to a rosy glow which, without being gloomy, will add a touch of restful-noss and servo to simulate that feeling ot intimacy one might have in one's own. home. DOUBLE-BASS VIRTUOSO Boston Symphony Leader Has Unique Distinction j Many a conductor has started his career ag a virtuoso of some particular instrument. Serge Koussp-vitzky. the conductor ot the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which plays at the Forum November 1, has the solo distinction, however, of having been a virtuoso ot the doublebass. When as a boy of 14 ho entered the Moscow Conservatory, he was required by (he rules of the institution to study, for ' the orchestral class, cither a brass Instrument or tho doublebass. Koussevitzky chose tho latter, and' later became a pupil of the celebrated Rambaussec. lie has and developed an extraordinary proficiency, and for the first ten years of his professional career toured Europe, east and west, giving recitals upon this unusual s instrument. He even composed a concerto for it, which he played with the leading orchestras of the time. x- It must not be supposed that Koussevitzky used the unwieldy doublebass of the modern orchestra, which is built for volume and depth of "ground tone." He acquired- an instrument made by Amatl, the illustrious Italian and contemporary ot Htradivaiius, in the 17 th century. These early Italian basses were really . chamber instruments, somewhat smaller than those to - which we are accustomed, and more adaptable for the purpose. Koiisse-vitzky's doublebass can be likened to an enlarged and deepened "cello, retaining all the tonal beauty of this I more familiar Instrument. The rigors of. a conductor's duties have compelled Koussevitzky more or less to lay aside his beloved "Arnatl." but it has never been far from him. He brought it across the,. Atlantic when he first came to America, and first played it publicly in this country at Brown University in Providence, when, on February 24. 1926. the Degree of Doctor of Music was conferred upon him. 1 WITH 'BARBER OF SEVILLE' Plotnikoff to Lead Orchestra at Performance Here The orchestra of the grand opera company, specially organized to pre sent Feodor Chaliapln in a gala touring production of Rossini's "The Bnrbcr of Seville." and which will be heard at the Forum on October 27. is conducted by Eugene Plotni koff, of Moscow and Petrograd. In order to leave nothing undone to en nance the dazzling talent of the great Challapin, his managers have decided to send a full complement. of musi cians on tour with the actor. Gloglo Durando, the eminent bar! tone. who will appear here with the jrrand opera company, has appeared with distinction as "Figaro" (the role which he will sing here) in some of the world's greatest opera houses. Mr. Durando was born in Italy, made his debut as a very young man, and has appeared innumerable times in such famous theatres as the Scala, in M llano, and the Costanzi, in Home. DUBOIS STRING QUARTET Opens 17th Season at Windsor Hall on November 1 1 The season's first charhber mus!o4ence' concert of tho Dubois String Quartette will take place on Thursday evening, November 11, in the Ladies' Ordinary of the Windsor Hotel. At this concert the quartette MUSIC For Every Occasion -is Provided by S?AMPIC0 in the This marvelous invention is self-operating and reproduces with unbelievable fidelity the playing of the greatest pianists in the world, who play MUSIC OF ALL KFNDS JICusic for Cvery CftCood and Taste The Am Pico is an amazing revelation to those who have not heard it. 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