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BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, NEW YORK, MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1933 More New Talkies Arrive News and Comment of Dramatic and Musical Events The Screen By MARTIN 'The Mummy,' With Boris Karloff, Comet to the Albee 'Frisco Jenny Is Feature at Original Roxx 'Billion Dollar Scandal' Boris Karlolf, the terrifying robot of "Frankenstein" and the homl-ririnl mute servant of "The Old Dark House," impersonates a reincarnated Er.Tptian mummy in the new talkie, entitled "The Munimy." at the FIKO Aibre Thrater this week. He is exhumed, after lying in his grace for 3.700 years, and when he shows Msns of coming to life one of the young arrheologist."! in the expedition promptly goes stark mad. Im Ho-Tep, for that, it is recovered is the mummy's name, forthwith becomes the most terrifying of movie bogey-men, and no one in the cast is permitted to feel wholly at rase again until he is rewound in his tapes and restored to his tomb. The new film at the Albee, it is Inferred, was inspired by a legend concerning a young Egyptian whd paid the penalty of death for making love to a vestal priestess. Returning to life in 1932. he falls in love again w ith pretty Zita Johann, ! variety which means that it is a whom he recognizes as the rein- I bl old-fashioned in composition carnation of his ancient Ezvptian ! antl production. But it is well enchantress. And so. Im-IIo-Tep 1 actcd-particularly by Miss Chat-(the bit s:im scans the dark-: t'rton-and Director William A. rvnd Miss Johann almost out of w ellman nas succeeded in endowing her wi:s before David Manners ut- I lt,JttUh Pun"h and suspense. Don-tors the magic words that sends i ald Cook' Iamrs Murray and Louis him back to his crave j Calhern appear prominently in the "The Mnmniv" althnueh It re- i veals that master of makeup Karloff in the weirdest of his movie disguises to date, is somewhat less horrifying than "Frankenstein" and less skilfully produced than "Dracula,"' which it seems to resemble in its general design. The picture at the Albee will, however, appeal to moviegoers who like their thrills undiluted, even though as in this case the story doesn't manage to make much sense. Besides Karloff, Mr. Manners and Miss Johann, the cast includes Edward Van Sloan, Arthur Byron and Bramwell Fle'.chcr. "The Mummy" was directed by Karl Freund for Universal Pictures. General Appeal: Fair. Benny Davis, the popular song , Kid McGnrn warren Hymer nFinM rtf Babe Frank Albertson writer, and a company of entei-, Cartpr B . Moore. sidnev Toier tainers, including Patsy Coyle, Paul ; The Warden Berton Churchill Bertelli, Jackie Green and Martha Ray, head the new vaudeville bill There is a sting of irony in the at the Albee Theater. Willie West newest revelation of corruption and McGinty in "A Billion Build- , called "The Billion Dollar Scandal" ing Blunders' and Phil Fabello and nn view at the New York Paramount his orchestra are other features at Theater. For in it, Fingers Partos, the Albee this week. ' an ingenuous masseur, saves 120,- ! COO.OOO people, beinT the population 'Frisco Jenny 1 of there United Stales, from the "Frisco jfnnv." a First National further high handed swindling of production b?.d on n story by Wii,n a -roup of millionaires, by testifying Mi?ner: directed bv W.Piem A. We!lm"li. , . 1 . .. I and presenting m it5 , p,n Cnaitpr- before a Senate investigation. But ton Donald cook. .lames Murray lovis ne receives nothing for his pains Caihcrn and Robert Warwick. At the , i,.: ,...... iT.,,,.4 (original) Roxy. , save a few glaring newspaper head- lines. The editor who persuades Ruth Chatterton has found in Partos to divulge the information he "Frisco Jenny" (at the original I had gained about leasing Govern- Roxy this week) a more suitable j nt S,11.,'6 'hUe alW ... t, ... , ! John Dudley Masterson and his vehicle than was provided in somejIricnds through their daily dozeas, of her preceding movie efforts. I tells him that "it is all over, you Hence, she is seen here at her best j did your duty, but there is nothing or nearly at her best. From this it must not be assumed that "Frisco Jenny" is an extraordinarily good talkie, for, as a matter of fact, it is in spots distinctly second rate. However, Mis Chatterton has discarded most of those affectations of speech and movement which have marred h?r past performances, and her restrained, believable characterization of a wicked woman of the waterfront makes "Frisco Jenny" a picture worth seeing. The film at the Roxy is hampered by some slow-moving sequences in i the story's introductory chapters, 1 Moore, a mysterious power in Wash-Blthough it must be admitted that ; ington, is another, and the most these episodes establish the scene amusing of them all is Ratsy, a and definitely explain the peculiar deft pickpocket, played joyously by characteristics of the lady known Jimmy Gleason. Robert Armstrong as "Frisco Jenny." She is, you are ' does very well with the leading role, informed, the daughter of a tough Barbary Coast saloon keeper. She has a son by a man who is killed in the San Francisco earthquake (or was it a fire?), and eventually, when she is involved in a murder. She is forced to relinquish the child to a wealthy family to save him from going to an institution. The boy, of course, grows up ig- j norant of his real mother's identity, j while Jenny embarks upon a vil- j lainous career. She runs afoul of ; the law when she kills a man for ' threatening to expose her secret to i Theater News 'Dangerous Corner Goes On Extra Matinees Instead of clo.sing Saturday night, "Dangerous Corner" has moved to the Fulton Theater. j "Autumn Crocus." starring Fran- . cis Ledcrcr and Dorotiiy Gish at! the Morosco Theater, is to play an ; extra matinee each Thursday be-1 ginning this week in addition to the j re., '.ar Wednesday and Saturday , matinees. , . . . Lewis Leverett has been added j to the cast of the Group Theater's production, "Bin Night," by Dawn Powell, which opens next Monday evening at Maxine Elliott's Theater. i Among the stars to appear at the j 51st annual benefit of the Actors Fund at the Imperial Theater .Sunday evening, .Jan. 29, will be William Gillette. Oils Skinner, Francis Irlerer. Herbert Rawlinson, MolTat Johnson. Florence Reed. Laurette Taylor, Cecilia Loftus, Hilda Spong, I and Ml DANCE Ontr Oirrttn fNftICO A PAULIERI AIM l l?0 W. 4R 81. N.tt York City ft W. II M. (Pinner Miislrl Lltnrri HV : OmitM n.Ln.a. SI 7 AMI SF.MI.NTS MANHATTAN RONALD COLMAN I CYNARA - I I KAy f 3Sc' i J D1CKSTEIN- her son, who is now the District Attorney. And, of course, her own son prosecutes and convicts her for murder. "Frisco Jenny" is quite evidently a melodrama of the "Madame X" supporting casi. General Appeal: Good. The Roxy's stage presentation is a revue in three episodes entitled "Morning, Noon and Night." featuring Tamara (formerly of "Americana"). Dave Stamper. Red Donahue and Pal, Ayres and Rene, Billy Rolls, the Ballets Corps and the 32 Roxyettes. 'The Billion Dollar Scandal' "The Billion Dollar Scandal, " a Paramount production directd by Hurry Joe Hrown and presmtrd at the New York Paramount Theater. THE CAST Fingers Partos Robert Armstrong Doris Masterson Constance Cummings Anna , 01a Baclannva Mastorson ,,,,,,, .Frank Morsan Rat.sy James Gleason Grtswoid Irving Pichrl so cold as yesterday's news." This incident is suggestive of an actual occurrence in New York's recent muddles. Thus "The Billion Dollar Scandal" throughout is alive and timely in its subject matter, but it is generally lacking in the straightforward strength and force-fulness of some of its predecessors. However, it is an entertaining production, distinguished by highly effective scenes of a Senatorial quiz. The author has peopled the story with a host of authentic character types. Partos is one, Carter J. iwilding a fairly definite character ization. Frank Morgan, Sidney Toler and numerous others are most competent. The picture impressed us as being slightly unsound in its plot motivation, but it is to be commended for the timeliness of its material, some good comedy, and a fine company of players. General Appeal: Fair, Kddie Cantor and his crony, George Jessel are cutting their capers on the Paramount stage, J. W. and also Walter Fannie Hurst. Damrosch and The department of dramatic art of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences will present Sydney Thompson in a program of original plays and tales from the Decameron Wednesday evening in the Lecture Hall of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Minsky's Brooklyn Theater reduces its prices for matinee performances beginning today. "Wild December." a play about the Bronte family written for Katharine Cornell by Clcmcnee Dane, has been published in this country by Doubleday, Doran fc Co. Miss Dane wrote this drama, originally called "How Clear She Shines, ' at the request of Miss Cornell, who is considering it for production next season. Miss Cornell made her first New York success in Miss Dane's "A Bill of Divorcement." The a.st for the Wep and Leven-thal production of Rachel Crothers' romedv hit. "As Husbands Go." has been completed and is now rehearsing. AMI'S I '. M K N T S MANHATTAN AUT NOW 10 A-M'tO GRAND CENTRAL PALACE DOOM OI'tN 10 A.M, s if mA CLARK CABLC V tfhvifl ' I LV 'STRANGE INTERIUDI" sw' FS i I rM "I V FILM PREMIERE Arthur Byron, featured in '20.000 Yearn in Sing Sing,' which opent tonight at the Manhattan Strand. Music of . By EDWARD Strauss at the Philharmonic Matinee Harold Samuel in Recital The League of Composers Celebrates an Anniversary As Mr. Olin Downes remarked to the radio audience of the Phil-hr.rmonic-Symphony Orchestra during the intermission in yesterday's matinee concert at the Metropolitan Opera House, it would have been impossible to foresee from the character of Strauss' early serenade for wind instruments the direction in which the genius of this composer was later to develop. This music in which a reluctant classicism and a timid lomanticism are so tentatively mated scarcely foreshadows "Schlagobers" (for example). Still, looking back from the later to the earlier work, as their juxtaposition on Mr. Waller's program yesterday invited us to do, a connection may be seen between them. N Lacking a score of the serenade, If- cannot refer you precisely to the several places in the piece at which, by a turn of melody or a harmonic progression of the sort we recognize, in his later works, as characteristic of the composer, Strauss stamps it with his authorship. They are there, however, and if you heard the serenade yesterday you may have noticed them. The intrinsic musical worth of the serenade is very slight, barely sufficient to have justified its revival, but it is Interesting as an illustration of the fact that at 17 Strauss was already manifesting one of the mature artist's most treasurable traits of style: that utter simplicity of melodic and harmonic expression into which he lapses with such poignant effect in certain passages in almost every one of the tone poems and the operas, distilling, as it were, , by the infarei which was based serenity from chaos. j mi a tneme from 'Emperor Jones," Yesterday Mr. Walter preceded the bllt aso bv anotner treatise of Ne-ferenadc and "Schlanobers" with . iifp"Thn rrentinW" a Necro ! half a program of Wagner: the SPrmon for voice and eight instru-overturc to "Tannhaeuser," the ; mpntS to a popm by James weldon ! "Siegfried" Waldweben and the j0i,son. The ensemble, which was ; overture to "Rienzi." , composed of violin, bassoon, horn, I ' flute, clarinet, kettle drum, bass In the evening Harold Samuel ; drum and pian0i was conducted by played a Bach program at the Town Hall: preludes and fugues in B minor and E major from Book 2 and in G minor and D major from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier, the B-minor Partita, the prelude and fugue, alia Tarantella, in A minor, and the F-major English suite. His exposition of these works combined-, as usual, subtlety with i lucidity, and was admirable in so I jar as me listener couia agree wnn SUCCCssful in his dramatically vivid I the pianist's conception of what con- 1 exposition of his part, This com-jstitutes an ideal Bach style, and poSition, incidentally, gave one j with particular reading presented of Rrpateir opportunity to obi-erve Mr. each of the pieces performed. ! Grucnberg's musical and dramatic I found myself unconvinced by j talents than did the score of "Em-Mr. Samuel's presentation of the i norm- .Tmirs " tTnrier nw favor seems to me to have an essentially reflective and melancholy character. The rise of a semitone from D to E-nat, tne downward leap ol a minor sixth, followed by the mourn ful pause on F-sharp surely the implications of this phrase are other than Mr. Samuel interpreted them. He played the fugue almost Jocosely, at a rapid tempo and with an entire absence of legato, and though there is a tradition to justify such a reading, Mr. Samuel is not the man one would expect to accept a tradition without inquiring into its validity, The E-major prelude and fugue were, on the other hand, most poeti cally played, tenderly, reflectively. , heard more often. The program also The pianist's tonal palette was lim- included "Noel," a carol for wom-ited to a few colors, but within its Pn's voices (a capclla), by Marion compass he .exhibited an ama7.ing Bauer, an excerpt from Saminsky'a variety of shade nf light, half-light chamber opera "The Plague's GaRli-and shadow. The audience, a : arda," in which Marie Montana and smaller one than usually assembles ; ivnn ivantzofT participated as solo-to hear Mr. Samuel play, applauded i st3, and Bloch's piano quintet, him warmly. j played by the quartet, which was League of Composers j formerly the Lenox Quartet and Two fanfares, composed especially ' Harold Bauer. The Madrigal Solo-for the occasion by the Messrs. ls,s' Chorus took part when the oc-Gruenberg and Saminsky, opened fsion demanded them. J. E. AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN Cm B. DtMillr's v "The SIGN of the CROSS" Last 2 Days at RIALTO Opem II 'tdntiday at CRITERION All Srnti Re'tryrd TI.KTON in "IIIISI'O JENNY" On slaar. "Mnrntnt. Noon enil Nighl." vitH TAMARA. lis In I MM. JOHN'. ITHI.I. I.IONU. '.VHKVMOKK in lUSI'UIN nml the F.mprrw .ASTOK UVt.M B WAV 4 I Ticr- nollv .S0 S.M T IU I II ( II VI the Day CUSHING Concert bv the Philharmonic-Svmphonv Orchestra, Bruno Walter conducting. At the Metropolitan Opera House yesterday afternoon. The Program Wagner. . . ."Tannhaeuser" overture Wagner ...."Siegfried" Waldweben Wagner "Rienzl" overture Strauss. .Serenade lor wind Instruments Strauss. . Suite from "Schlagobers" the ceremonies attending the tenth anniversary of the League of Composers, which took place last evening within the pristine and all but damp walls of the new quarters of the French Institute on E. 60th St. Mr. Grucnberg, whose opera received its world premiere at the Metropolitan on Saturday, was rep-rospntrrt nn the nrnpram not onlv Alexander Smallens, but he seemed to be ineffectual in subduing them sufficiently for Mr. Richard Hale, the baritone soloist, to be heard without straining his voice. The music, which was occasionally recognizable as tonal, was dissonant to a marked degree and expressive in a descriptive way; if he had not been so taxed in his exertions, Mr. , Haie mjght have been much more able conditions it would be inter- csting to hear again. The most finished and expressive performance of the evening was con. tributed by Ada MacUMsh, a soprano, who sang six songs by Hindemith to verses from "Das Marienleben," by Ranier Maria Rilke, the Austrian mystical poet, whose works, since his death in 1926, have recently reached these shores. "The' Birth of Mary." "Pieta" and "Of Mary Dead" were of unusual beauty, and revealed unsuspected depths in the usually superficial 1 German composer. Mrs. MacLeish possesses a voice of fine clarity and sings with a sensitiveness which makes one wish that she might be AMUSLMENTS MANHATTAN RADIO CITY THEATRES. RADIO CITY RKO ROXY MUSIC HALL JO S etk Ave. $petacwlor (tag .hew,ilS-l:l! THEATRE 4IM St. ne' e)l Ave. ANN HA(PIM USUI HOWADDIo 'AMMAt MNOMir Oelaiy ( 11011 Cat! er 1000 fT 75c to $2.50 l A Rexy tloge skew q ,or)tivovi J :i m 1 r M fenenat DtrocMm of "lony" FOX HIM i Moll. 55t o l 10 Cvts 51c lo l 63. AH ...r.(l. " ir-rv 0,"lv ' 5-'i MICI 1 Thee. way 1 itih V. Reverting By ART A ROVING REPORTER REVIEWS HIS RAMBLES Whatta whirl, whatta whirl, whatta merry merry whirl . . . just a recond while I grab at something for support, then straighten up . . . mebbe I'll be able to remember where I was last week . . . you know, the town is your oyster if you are a Broadway columnist . . . you don't even have to open it ... it comes on the half shell . . . Let's see . . . hmmmmm . . . oycz . . . the week started off with the arrival of the New Year . . . well, I had a grand New Year's eve. if I remember correctly ... oh, that reminds me . . . the Chinese will soon celebrate their own New Year . . . and just for that I'll tell you the New Year's Eve variation of "Who was that lady I saw you with last night?" ... the answer is, "That was no lady. That was my New Year's ii resolution" . . . and then there was this bit of breadline repartee . . . the boy who was told that he didn't know which side his bread was buttered on . . . and replied, "I didn't even know it was buttered." . . . BROADWAY BUGLES And the shock I got when I first ran into the boys who were selling those "razzers" ... I mean those rubber things that make a sound like the Bronx cheer when you blow into them . . . there seemed to be somebody selling or blowing them ; every few feet on Broadway from early in the evening until the New ; Year had definitely arrived . . . I stepped up out of the subway exit ! and was greeted by a raucous blast from a "razzer" . . . -'Ah," I said. at last Broadway has found me out" . . . but I felt better when I discovered that he was merely selling them and that a hail from the "razzer" was one form of high-pressure sales talk . . . One lad sounded the "bird" and cried, "Hey, buy a depression saxophone" . . . another shouted, "Buy a Broadway Bugle here (blast) only five cents" . . . another who was selling both "razzers" and bells, clamored, "Blow the old year out and ring the New Year in" but the hustler who i attracted the most attention was he who would call, "Blow your brains out with this" . . . and if you turned, expecting to see a revolver or sumthin', he would sound his New Year tocsin . , . and almost always would make a sale . . . CELEBRITIES CAVORT Lot of fun at the Hollywood the night I dropped in . . . everybody seemed to be there from Milton Berle to none other than good old Barney Oldfield, the original speed king . . . and the floor show was right up to Zicgfeld standard . . . George Givot . . . who is replacing Jack Buchanan in "Vass You Dcr, Sharlie?" (formerly "Pardon My English") . . . acted as Master of Ceremonies . . . and drew a groan from his admirers (!) when he introduced a girl as a "canary" . . . then added, "and she's not related to Primo Canary" . . . Givot brought a round of applause when he introduced Jackie (Kid) Berg by saying, "He's a pop- ioei n ,,.,( rt krlgfa'nd . . . 8hi paid war debts" . . . that got a big hand . . . just as much applause, It seemed to me, as stopped the shnw whpn I ranpht "Of Thpp T Sing" nights later ... the French Ambassador said, "I have a note to your country, Mr. President" . . . and Gaxton replied, "We have lots of notes from your country" . ' . . the applause held up the show . . . as it did again when a little later the French Ambassador told the President, "I haven't come to see you about the war debts. This visit is serious" ... I realized that the French default had aroused a lot of feeling . . . but didn't imagine I get seats . . . but I finally wound that any reference to war debts I up with the scats in Row A intend-could win such a striking ex-1 ed for Katherine Cornell ... do pression of feeling from an amuse- 1 1 look like Katherine Cornell? . . . ment-secking audience . . . : However, let's get back to the Hollywood . . . Givot introduced! Joe Jacobs, who took a bow with his cigar still stuck in his mouth ... he probably eats without re- moving the cigar from his face . . . then came Billy Arnold, one of the greatest auto racers of today, and Barney Oldfield, the greatest speedster of those days Away Back When . . . berlfTbosh Milton Berle said, "Pardon me, if T lnnlt a little tired, folks, hut. I've I heen out stealine eaes all after- noon" ... he waited for a laugh and none came ... he fixed the orchestra with a deadly eye and de- manded, "Laugh!" ... so they laughed . . . and everybody else AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN LAST HT.FKS THEATRE PLAYERS BBEY Direct from Abbev Thrntrc. Dublin TONIGHT It :10 'Thn WORKHOUSE WARD' A 'THE PLAYBOY ol lh. WE8TERN WORLD' TUES. EVE. THE FAR-OFF HILLS' MARTIN BECK Tnealrn. 43 St.. W. ol lh A. Evis. II lo 12 50: Thurs. Mat. 50t to 11.50 I Sal. Mats. 75o to I?, plus tas. Mats. 2:30 Pother language i r.lrnn Andrri. Dornlhr SticknrT Mnrtaret WvrhcrlT. John Rral I SIM RFRT. 41th St.. W. of B r. Kv. :.'.) Matlnrro Wednesday end Saturday. 'J:1Q 31UTS. THIS WEEK: Wd.. Thurs. A Sat. Franei. Lederer "" Gish Autumn crocus A Toriirrfv MOROSCO THEA., 43th, W. ol B'way. Evs. 1:40 Mala. Wed . Thuri. c But. at 2 40. The Theatre Guild tirrscnts n ft. N BHIRMAN'8 COM THY Biography "...and In It IN'A CLAIRE. The rom-hlnallon seems to have been arranred In heaven." tiilhen Cnt'tirl (.1 II II TH.. M St . W. ol B'srav. Evi. :S0 Matinees TIIIRX. and SAT. at MO-GOOD 8EATS AVAILABLE AT BOX OFFICE f IVICREPERT0RY 50s.ll. $1.50. Evs.:30. Mats. Wed.. Sat. 2 :3fJ I'VA IP r.AI.I.IKNNF liirrrtnt Tonlht...."AI.U K in VYONDKRI AND" Tomorrow Mihl "I ll lOM" Snots 4 ks. adv. Bos Off. and Towa Hall. 1 13, W. 41 jpNNER AtITGHT Cnnstafleo Collier Cnnay Tnorlo Ana Andrews Maroiirrlto Chtirrmll CMtT.tlS POSirtVRt-Y AT AMI Sit ASP Ml'SIC BOX THKATKE. 4.1 HI.. W. t it ? MatlneeTIII and SAT.. SjM Share FRED ASTAIRE P. AY DIVORCE 1 with rl.AIRR I.I ( i I. I ll I. A GF AR rTIIII. BARRYMOHK Theatre. W. 41th SI. Matinees Wednesday and Naltirdav, '2:'MI 'E0RGE WHITE'S VARIETIES '-'ha IARRY BERT WILLIE A EURFNE RICHMAN LAHR HOWARD .10 (.lOR'.l W HITF HANf INH BK.H TIFS FVF.NIMiS .''Of to 5!. .10 rhuro. Mat. '.Me to AI.1II Ret. Mat. Tie 10 CASINO Thea., lh Av.A.VI St. ( Ol. .1-1:100 to Type ARTHUR did . . . Berle beamed and said, "Aha, you caught on" ... he did a somewhat sissifled routine with Givot which wound up with Berle saving, "Well, I go out with girls" . . . and Givot sniffing, You de generate!" . . . Berle retired to his table with a cry of "Boy, are we a sensation . . . phooey!" . . . A moment later Berle leaped to his feet and added, "I hope this won't keep you away from the Parainount, where I am playing" and Givot answered, They didn't intend to go there anyway. They are going to the Capitol where I am playing" . . . "Capitol punishment," Berle mutters and retires again . . . Givot began to Introduce Rex Weber, of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" fame ... He said, "It is both with respect and admiration that I announce a man who . . ." and Berle popped up with, "Don't intraduce me again . . ." he is reprimanded and retires with a shrug of his shoulders and a, "So what can I lose" 'BIDDY, CAN YOU . . .?' Givot . . . who was in "Americana" with Weber . . . says "Americana" didn't have a ''run" , . . "It was more like a 100-yard dash" . . . and Weber turns up his coat collar and sings what he calls "the college yell of the depression" . . . his famous, "Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime" ... his voice seems very hoarse and he mutters something about "too many shows" . . . Berle (there was no supressing him) rose again and did his parody, which he calls "Buddy, Can You Spare Nine Cents" ... he explains that he took a ten percent cut . . . Givot echoes with the Russian version, "Brudder, Can You Spare Coople Hondred Towsand Roobles?" , . . A swarthy gentleman is called out of the audience . . , he is greeted with applause, then persuades a young man from a nearby table to step forward . . . "Have you ever met me before?" he asks . . . the ! young man replies, No . and e swarthy fellow remark, "Weil t ,V. " the meaning of " ' the last sentence dawns upon me when I discover that he is Giovanni, noted European magician, who picks pockets as deftly as an acrobat can steal a bow ... he does a number of uncanny tricks and I head for home counting It an evening well spent . . . SHUFFLE ALONG Quite a mob at that special performance of "Shuffle Along of 1933" for "actors only" ... I telephoned so late it was almost impossible to (Boy! Quick! Bring me a mir-j ror!) . . . s . f Harry Richman was 'sitting over a few seats with a loveiy ntcie iaay i who looked somewhat familiar but whom I couldn't place . . . perhaps I she was from the front line of : i George White s "Varieties '. . . I bumped into sm savers wnne entering ... Joe Frisco and Tom Patricola breezed in when the show was half over, took possession of two seats next to mine, put their feet up on the' orchestra rail and ' spent their time chatting back and ! forth with those on the stage . . . I I thnncht Frisco would climb UD and congratulate the comedian who, j wanting to run away, asked for a j map so that he could "find a place ' not on it and go there" . . . once ' Frisco did start to climb the steps AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN Arthur .1. Rerkhard presente Goodbye again ir.l1 OSGOOD PFRKINS. SAI.LT BATES M tSQI E. W. 4.1tb St. Kvs. 11:40. I.Ar. t-WH M:ttinrri Wednesday and Saturday, 3:111 Honeymoon ,l,!,Sr At throe Attrartlve Prleea HI. HI. .VI, !, nlus to. Inrl. Sat. Nlfht. VANDERBILT THEATRE. St.. E. ol B ay T. I. Jlllyant I-013I. MKlincrl HI), and HA I'. BEG. TONIGHT at 8:40 NO TRICE INCREASE FOR OPENING it'nril Itnnf't'f jw,trHfa I ATE ONE EVENING J with VRSI'i.A JEANS Plymouth, W. 45 St. Evs. SI to $3(plus tax) I AST WFFK KATHARINE CORNELL in LUCRECE BM.ASCO THEATRE. Mats. Thuro. It Sat. Music in the air Bv Jrroma Kern and Osrar Hammnritrin ?d Rnlnald WERRENRATH, Tsilllo CAHMINATI, Natalie HALL. Waltnr 8LEZAK. Al SHEAN. Katherine CA R RING TO N CU P RTAI H at 10. ALVIN Th., 52g St., W. ol B . Main. 'lliun.t Sal. Schwab A Pe Svtva's Musleal Comedy I AKE A CHANCE lib. U JACK M ETIIFI. MI.FY H,ERMAN WJA( K IMTINO Sid Silvers. June Knishl. Mllrl Mavfair APOLLO. W. 42d St. Evs. 3(1. Mals.Wed. A Sat. Gilbert Miller f" c's PAULINE LORD e Late CHK151 Us" HLK BtAN srllh WAITER CONNOLLY 'Alive srllh lamhler.' (iW,f. Ho.-lrfT'l. HENRY MILLLIt S, 124 W. 41. M all. Thiiri A Sst. W JOHN GOIHI N rir-'ents HEN LADIES MEET Bv RariiEI. t ROTIIins OVALE THEAIRE. W. 41th St. CH. 4 HIU Evsrs. S:to, Mats. Wed. end Sat., 2. Ill to the mind . stage but changed his i BELOVED BILL No show of that kind could be i complete without Bill Robinson . . . ! he wa.t riisrnvprerl xtanrline nt the ! rear of the theater and brought to I the stage ... he said, "Well, I've double-crossed you tonight. You I didn't ratch me unnrpDared. I ex- I pected this and so I'm wearing my dancing shoes'' ... his hoofing ; electrified the audience . . . and I he only escaped by declaring, "I'm I tickled to death that you all love 1 me but 'Shuffle Along' is a good ' show and I w ant to enjoy it. God i bless you" . . . cute? ... j Noble Sissle is at his best when he's conducting the orchestra . . . but as a leading man he doesn't ' shine particularly . . . Lavada Car-! ter. Taps Miller and George Mc-Clennon provided the show's highlights for me . . . Mantan More-land is a good comedian and of course a bow to the chap who sang the "Yeah, Man" song ... "I don't care if you are young or old, she'll knock any human cold . . . She turns good men into saps . . . She made those Chinese fight the Japs" . . . the orchestra queries, "Yeah, man?" and he, responds, "Oh, yeah, man" . . . when the Noble Sissle ork do that number . . . they become the Noble Sizzle Orchid-stra . . . WHERE, OH, WHERE? So once again . . . where HAVE I been this week? . . . oh, yes . . . t aught the second edition of George Whites "Varieties" . . . and found that it retains the best features of the first and a lot of good new material ... it isia great deal funnier than the first because of the exit of Lili Damita and the advent of Willie and Eugene Howard . . . one of the Loomis Sisters the one that resembles Tullulah Bankhead takes Damita's place in the date scene . . . and not only borrows her dog and accent but that striking red and white dress as well there's AMUSEMENTS BROOKLYN ON THE STAGE Eddy Duehin and Oreh. Arthur and Florence Lake and other, at LOEWS VALENCIA. Jamaica Ave WALLACE BEERY In "FLESH." Karen MorlcT TODAY WITH LOEWS "ACE" VAUDEVILLE TODAY LOEWS GATES, Gate.1 & Broadway Dressier & Koran, Prosperity: Geo. E. Slone In perioa TODAY ON LOEWS PERFECT TALKING SCREENS TODAY I.OI W'S KINGS, Flatbush-Tilden Avs I Am Fualtlva From l Chain flans, Penl Muni LOEWS PITKIN, Pitkin & Saratoga. . I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Ganj. Paul Muni LOEW'S ALPINE. 69th & 5th Marie Dressier, Pelly Mnran. Prnsaerity: Our Gan I.OEWS BEDFORD, Bedfoi d-Berden . . Central Park. Joan Blondell; Rating Strain. W. Reid LOEWS BREVOORT. Brevoort-BerlJ. Uptown New York; also ferrets ol the Frenrh Poliit LOEWS CENTl'RY. Nostrand-Pkside . Mask of Fu Manrhu, Karloff: Laurel-Hariiv Comedy I.OFW'S 4sTH ST.. 4tt As N. Utrecht Maria tlre-sler, Polly Moran. PROSPERITY : Our liana, HITS KAMEO. E. Pkway-Noslrand Warren William. The Maleh King: Larry Lanoilon Comedy LOEWS MELBA, LivinRSton-Hanovcr. Air Mail, Ralph Bellamy: and Setrets of Frenth Polira I.OEWS LEADS IN BROOKLYN I f rultoo Urh P4 Th. NIGH" NIGHT MAYOR T.V.V. TP rv- P ADD ad ivvrvQ ttTiTTil" Tnrri i norma ciartc I rril ' " Friday I SHI ARC R OABLK L 'Vi NFW SHOW TODAY Xiar. RED" MARSHALL BEST ORCHESTRA o - C 1),. WVJ SEATS MATS JiRtt JWI Even. 5e lo SI M idnlle Show Sal. BROOKLYN . 2SUf..agq: "ROBINSON in "SILVER DOLLAR" BENNY DAVIS ml Ms RFVUt Chas. 'SLIM' TIMBLIN BORIS KARLOFF in "THE MUMMY" wild 7ilo Johnf- TlROnKI.VN At'ADF.KY OF Ml SIC Thurs. Evr., .Ian. 12, KM5 JOHN 1 MASEFIELDI ' I t.-itttttitr of hntliinl I RF.XniNC.S FROM HIS WORKS Tltkrls Now. Bos Olliro. Tel. STtrling 3-11700 J BROOKLYN IUKIH illflM Dramatic Dynomito! "AFRAID TO TALK" Eric Linden - Sydney Fox ALL-STAR STACi SHOW FEATURE FILMS BAY RIDGE SECTION Fortsray. fiRth-Pt. Hamilton Plcy. . Stanley, 3th Ave. and 7Dth St.. Apollo. Fulton St. A Throop Ar . Retent. Fullon St. & Bedford Av. Savor. Bedford Av. & Lincoln PI BOROl'GH RAM, AND DOWNTOWN SECTION Cumberland, Cnmberlnnd A Pulton. . A Suerrssful Calamity and The Crusader Dtifrielri. Dilffleld A Pulton Sta Tess of the Storm Country and Bit Broadcast Momart, S!)0 Pulton 8t, The lilt Broadcast and Rain St. George Playhouse, lOOPIneaiiDle. Sherlock Holmes and Faithlesi BRIGHTON BEACH SECTION Toledo, Ocean Pky nr. Brlqhton L. . Tesa of the Storm Country and S on a Match Bl'SHWICK SECTION Colonial, Broadway A Chauncey St. . Payment Deferred and Utile Orphan Annie CROWN HEIGHTS SECTION Coneress, Pt. John's PI. -Buffalo AV. . Secrets of Frenrh Police and Little Orphan Annie Empress. Empire Blvd. -Bltlyn Av Tess of the storm Country and Madison So. Garden Rivrra.St.John I PI. at Kingston Av. .Rain and Sherlock Holmes FLATBUS1I SECTION Flathnsh. Church Plattwsh AVI... Sherlock Holmes and They Call It Sin C.lenwood. 1475 Plathiish Av Once in a Lifetime and Mr. Rnhinson Crusoe Granada, Church A Nostrand Ava. . .1,11 Her Savaae and Dvnamlle Ranch l eader. Cnnev Isl Av -Ncwklrle Av. . Tess of the Storm Country and Little Orphan Anno) Parkside. Flatbujh A Park-side Avs.. .Tesa of the Storm Country, with Janet Gaynnr AVENl'E V SECTION Avenue CI Thee.. Ave. 0 A B id S .Tess of the Storm Country and Get That Linn PARK SLOPE SECTION Carlton. Flatbiuh A 7th Ava. Secrets MM lit J ALBEE PROSPECT KKNMOKE Albee Square Itrnny llnr A Tttiiir Boris Karloff In "THE MUMMY 9th St. -5th Ave. f. trr liitiQhit Boris Kerlotr in "THE OLD DARK HOUSE Ctlurrh-Flutbush , MADISON . . Mvrile-Wvckoff liYKFK . SGtli St. nr. 5:h Ae. I KEITH') . . Richmond mil TII.YOIl . opn. Steenlrrliase I Bl'SHWICK . . B wav-Ilownrd ) GKEENPOI.NT S25 Mnh n Ave. ORrill l'M Pulton t: Rockwell f I SHORE ROAD 86th St.-.ith Ave. DOUGLAS fATMM(iilT Patio, Plnthush A Mldwood Kincsaav, Kings llKV.-Concv Isl. Av Albemarle. Klatbtlsh A Albenmrle. , Farracut. Flfitbtish A rtupcra Ava. . , Marine. Flatbush Av. A Kmc. Hey. Mavfair. Conev Isl. Av A Ave. U. . Avalon. Kinca Hav A E IRth St. . , Sheepshead. Sheep. Bav A Vnor. Av . Mldwood. Ave. JAB. 1.1th St , Rialtn, Flatbush Av. A Ave. C , Manor, Coney Iisl. Av. A Ave. K,.., a girl in the "Varieties' chorus who looks exactly like Texas Guinan at the age of 18 . . . mebbe I'm seeing things, but I thought a girl in "Of Thee I Sing" was the blond lma8e f brunette Sylvia Sidney, too . ho hum, who cares . . . Tim "South" song bit struck me as being very funny . . . Bert Lahr comes out in blackface and docs a beautiful burlesque cf those singers wno groan aooui meir uixie mam" mies and homes down on the levee and such ... "I Got the South in My Mouth," cries Bert ... and he no sooner retires than right after him comes Harry Richman singing "My River Home." just another of the.se numbers ... if only Rich- man sang it first and then Lahr came out with Tiis burlerque it would be a panic . . . oyez . . . and Bertram (Bertie, to you) Lahr is still doing that elegant take-off on Clifton Webb in which he sings about "A Bottle and a Bird" .... and gets it (and I don't mean "fowl") ... I thought the "Trees" and "The Duel" bits were in bad taste but since when have Broadway producers been accused of good taste? . . . space is up . . . and I'm still trying to remember just where I HAVE been . . . hmmmmm I wonder . . Colleen Moore lo Return To Sereen in M-C-M Film Colleen Moore and Jackie Cooper will appear together in "Lost," an original story for the screen by Lenore Coffee, Metro-Goldwyn-Maycr announces. This will be Miss Moore's first assignment under her recently signed M-G-M contract, and Jackie Cooper's first role since "Divorce in the Family." "The Dubarry," the operetta in which Grace Moore is starred at the George M. Cohan, celebrated its 50th performance last week. This operetta is still playing in London in its ninth month at His Majesty's Theater. AMUSEMENTS BROOKLYN Brooklyn Academy of Music Tiicsclav Evening, January 10, at 8:15 Pianist, Cmpnrr TICKETS NOW Box Office. Tel: STcrling 3-6700 Brooklyn Academy of Music Thurs. Eve., Jan. 12, at 8:15 BURTON Pictured Travel HOLMES- "Bali The Last Paradise" Viv'tlltt illtihtifrrl in Vnlnr nnl Mntinn Tleketi Now. Box Office. Tel. STerlino 3-6700 JF I HAD A MILLION" RUSS C01UMB0-MONTE BLUE Cast of 75 in "International Varieties" All Sroll 25C till 3 P. M. Mt.ll'sW'ril' NEXT WEEK MATS. WED. As SAT. O trl I O 11 VJ Y THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSICAL SHOW WITH THE ORIGINAL CAST INTACT DIRECT FROM 55 WEEKS ON BROADWAY "OF THEE I SING" William GAXTON MORAN MOORE SHOWING TODAY 1 IFF . . Call Her Savatre and Fourth Horseman ..Madison Square Garden end Titer Shark BEDFORD SECTION .. Stnllin' Thru and Ri( Rroadeast ..The Most Dangerous Came and Come On Tarrasl .. Old Dark House, with Boris Karloff of French Policeman Little Orphan Annie. Borla Karloff-Charlea Lauchton "THE OLD DARK lIOt'SE" a "Thft Old Dark House" A "The 4th Hersrniaa FAIRBANKS JR. in "SCARLET DAWN ' TlifAltMiri "ONE WAY PASSAOE' A "UPTOWN NFW YORK'' ' Ksrlolf. Lauahtnn la "THE OLD PARK HOUSE' ."NIGHT AFTER NIGHT" A "AIR MAIL" 1 "REO OUST" A "THE FOURTH HORSEMAN" . Pst O'Brien In "AIR MAIL": alts "SCARLET PAWN' "FALSE FACES" A "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE' , Warren William. Joan BlenHll. "THRFE ON A MATCH ."FALSE FACES" A "LITTLE ORPHAN AN N I F" , "ONE WAY PASSAGE" A "FAISE FACES." L. Sheemal , ''Ssrrets of the Frrnsh Pflllfo" A "LIHIn Ornhan Annla' , "LITTLI ORPHAN ANNIE" ft "HOT SATURDAY' r

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