The Wichita Daily Eagle from Wichita, Kansas on May 9, 1920 · Page 32
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The Wichita Daily Eagle from Wichita, Kansas · Page 32

Wichita, Kansas
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Sunday, May 9, 1920
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8 rHE, WICHITA EAGLE. SUNDAY 3IORNING, 3IAY 9, 192U. ork & King, With Famous Beauty Parade, Open Musical Comedy Season-fit Cr awford sZ ; ; ; : : . i ', - : : ' . ' ; t : : : 7 : s 1 I ?One of York & King's Beauty Girls 1 s S " " i, i& yws4& I 3; , H04 v -v 4. " S 1 X Donna Hopkins, the prima donna beautiful with Chick York and Hose "King'n "Beauty Parade" that opens for the summer run at the Craw ord Theater Monday. -Yes, Beauty Can- Fail illll'lHilfMt'lOIIHmitMIIIIII. ! J 1 1 Mt I til I fill 1 1 1 1 1 Ml fWMtlWTM Good Looks Will Not Make a Success of Girls in Screen 7; Work Nowadays - The Idea, all too common, that girls 1 can enter and succeed In motion pictures on the favor of some manager or director Is scouted by Clarence Badger, the Goldwyn director. His comment was inspired by a news itenf to the effect that several of the young people among the English nobility had been prompted by a spirit of adventure to seek film careers. There may have been a time," said Mr. Badger, "when iich things could be. A few years back the pulilic for whom pictures were made waa-uncritical and more Interested in tha, novelty of the new entertainment. At "Chat time also only small sums wer spent in production, and a per-sonjn authority could take a chance to ahove a favorite forward without danger of disaster. But conditions have wholly changed. It Is the public that j)lcks the stars, and woe to the producer who attempts to foist on it anjepet that he has chosen for one reason or another. Such an 'ill-advised course might easily drive any picture maKer Into bankruptcy. , tThe production nowadays represents a heavy Investment and there is too much at stake to let personal LEOPOLD GODOWSKY PRAISED BY EMINENT NEW YORK CRITIC The following remarkable tribute Is given Leopold Godowsky, who will appear in piano recital at the Forum Monday evening, by James Huneker, In the New York Times. Mr. Huneker Is an eminent and veteran musical critic and always sincere In his praise or criticism. He says of Mr. Godow- "f once called him the superman ot piano playing. Nothing like him. as far:ns I know, is to be found In the history of piano playing since Chopin. "He Is an apparition. A Chopin doubled by a contrapuntaIlt, Bach and Chopin. Hia playing Is transcendental; his piano compositions the transcendentalism of the future. He U a miracle worker. "Hla ten digits are ten independent otcts recreating tha ancient polyphonic art of the Flemings. H Is like a Brahma at the piano. Before his aerene and all-embracing vftfon -every school appears and dts- I I '"Tha beauty of his touch and tone aclonly matched by the delicate adjustment of his phrasing to the larger curve of the composition. 'Nothing musical Is foreign to him. f He is a pianist for pianists, and I am ; glad" to say that the majority of them j gladly recognize the fact. "Jtle Is the greatest creator of rhyth-1 mlc- values since Llzt. and that is a largo order. Director Is Busy Man While Filming Tempermental Bobby There is more excitement" In direct ing a amall child than a temperamental star and more work accord ing to those who have tried It. Among those who know, it appears, is King W. Vidor, who is making "The Jack Knife Man" for First National distri bution. The child in the case is Bobby Kelse, three and a half years old. Mr. Vidor wanted him to get Into an un certain looking scow for water scenes, but Bobby protested more than a Leading Iidy at a 9 a. m. rehearsal. Finally he consented to enter the craft, however, and all went well until a scene of Bobby asleep In the boat was wanted. Bobby wasn't sleepy, and consequently saw no reason for going to sleep. There was nothing for Mr. Vidor and his company .'to do ex cept wait. Finally Bobby went to sleep and two cameras shot him for several , minutes. Then ." the script called for a scene In which Bobby might be seen waking up. Obviously no one could go to the baby and shake him awake without getting in range of the cameras and spoiling the pic ture, so Mr. Vidor tried to rouse the youngster by calling him. But Bobby, having gone to sleep when he was sleepy, remained asleep and would not be easily disturbed. His mother added her voice to Mr. Vidor 's. No use. The whole company joined in to make an unroar, but Bobby kept on as If he had spent every night under an elevated railroad. One of the men took up beating the bottom of a washtub have something of real value to say on the subject of the H. C. L. and another pounded the side of the boat with a club and all of the time the cameramen kept grinding away because they could not tell at what moment Bobby might open his eyes. Just before everybody became exhausted and after the. cameras had used up 128 feet of film. Bobby calmly stirred himself to see what it was all about and, Mr. Vidor had his scene. And when the picture is shown on the screen, minus the wasted feet of film and the tumult, spectators will probably remark, "Isn't he cute! The little darling!" "MOON RIDERS" NEW SERIAL AT MARPLE THEATER It is not fenerally known that Art Acord, who Is featured in the "Moon Riders," the new Universal serial starting at the Marple Theater next Friday and Saturday, Is the original "Buck," Parvln around whom many tales of the West were written by the late Charles Van Loan. Through this connection Acord was starred In a series of "Buck Parvin" pictures produced by America. During the war he saw active service in France and was the winner of the coveted Croix de Guerre. lie was two years in that country, visiting practically every city, and he declares that Paris was guarded better with M. P's. than the front was with soldjers. Art finds time from his movie work to compete in rodeos, in which cowboys delight, and. is the winner in many events, holding several records. He won the world's championship among others in open competition at the stampede held In New York four years ago. Acord has played In support ot euch stars as Theda Bara. Elsie Janis and Fritzie Scbeff. appearing in many large productions, including "Cleopatra." "Nearly a Lady." and others. Before starting work on "The Moon Riders' Mr. Acord was featured in a series of Universal West ern productions .and tn that way gained quite a large following. He Is 28 years old, and was bora In Still-water. Okla." Mildred Moore, who Is playing, leads opposite .Mr. Acord In the "Moon Riders." was "started on the road to fame by winning a beauty contest In the middle west. Her beauty then became country-wide. Flo Ziegfeld of fered her a rart In one of his shows, and she soon had a prominent position In the front row at the "Midnight Frolic." The next season saw her score'a hit la "The Cocoanut Grove." Mount Holyoke . College has a new 1 club whose membership is confined to students and faculty members whose grandmothers studied at the college. rutin back to 1S35. Mount Holyoke i one of the fe women colleges which have been In existence .lory? enough to boast of three generation, of students. ' The average watch has about ITS different parts, and no fewer than r.400 separate and distinct operations, are involved In its making. favor become a factor. Under the keen competition of the present every part of picture making may be brought down to a mediocre and hopeless level by inferior talent in a single one of its units. A false note injected into it will send audiences away with words of detracton. "Mere beauty or grace count for nothing on the screen any more. The picture public is now composed of all elements of the community and the' discriminating class Is very numerous, it demands 'the goods.' Anyway, those familiar with the system that now prevails In the studios know how difficult it Is for favor to carry any aspirant along. The actors are chosen by a casting director who first satisfies the director of the picture, and finally his selections must bear the cold scrutiny of the men In charge' of the business side when the completed picture Is turned over. He would have short shift If it was ever suspected that he permitted any personal whim to govern his selection, and thereby endanger the selling qualities of a product that muet go in the open market and make Its way on its merits." - lecturer who will be heard at the Forum during the week May 17-22, is a native American but has spent many years abroad in various Important capacities. One of the big Jobs he has held down was that of pastor of a great church in London. He has been a Rotarian and community organizer in one of our Hvest western towns and war correspondent among other things. He is a lawyer and journalist and numbers among his friends such men as Lloyd George, Balfour and Bonar Law. But withal he is an American through and through. His lecture In Wichita will be "America at the Crossroads". Mr. Mobley has been an eye witness to events of world history in the last four years. One of these everts was the Peace Conference, In his talk ft is promised he will -- Help . ART ACORD ' wffF 1 King of fhff Cowpunchccr ?p 7 run. thorn to ' H mRJxt earth! Al h Dont fail to sec Tffv cvcrtjQcatatlc wwJIS J , oplftodc of this ( f outdoor chapter picture V " ' iiiiiiiim m iim ir'rii ftimrrwurnrn iit 'in'nrn Tut i "i cr- n rmni'f Marple Theatre WEEK OF DELIGHT AT THE FORUM WITH CHAUTAUQUA If the girl you loved and hoped to .mrrry ssk'd you if you had ever kissed any girl but her and you had; andr . still further, you would lose lff,t)00 if you told a lie what would youdo? That was the predicament a young man was placed In In "Nothing Buf" the Truth". William Collier s grcaj: New York success which set the whole town rocking with laughter. This brilliant comedy with a New Tojric caste will be given one of the nights of the Rcdpath-Horner Chau- tajua'J the Frura the week P'"-l!r May 17. The situations and lines ere said to be masterpieces of Ingenu-itjCAs the play progresses the plot nCtr only thickens but positively curdles, and the poor hero's plight becomes more acute and funnier every mfftute. A beautiful staging is promised" and the caste is said to be absolutely first class In. every respect. . Ernest C. Mobley. the Chautauqua REDPATH-HORNER CHAUTAUQUA "K2a FORUM WEEK MAY 17 SIX DAYS TWO PROGRAMS DAILY 2:45 P. M. 8:00 P. M. J MONDAY 17th BALDY STRANG BEATRICE EJjAUGHM AN LONA HOOVER LOIS LEONARD Afternoon and Nleht HILTON I. JONES Night TUESDAY 18th THE CAVENYS Afternoon and Nig'ut HARRY L. FOGLEM AN Night WEDNESDAY 19th ERNEST C. MOBLEY Afternoon "NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Night RESERVED SEATS DOCKUM'S NO. ONE Thursday Night LEONARD WOOD May 20th SEASON TICKETS o Aft ADULTS v.UU Children under 14 and all students in any school $1.00 NIGHT SEASON TICKETS $1.50 THURSDAY 20th THE ORCHESTRAL. ENTERTAINERS, with HERBERT LEAKE Afternoon and Night HELEN WAGGONER DR. FRANK J. LOVELAND Afternoon FRIDAY 21st CHARLES F. HORNER'S OWN COMPANY Afternoon and Night DR. R. E. PATTISON KLINE Afternoon SATURDAY 22nd BEULAH MARTY and LILLIAN SELLERS Afternoon and Night OR. F. EL. GORDON Afternoon JESS PUGH Night Benefit Baby Ward Wesley Hospital AUSPICES JUVENILE COMMITTEE CITY FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS T H E K TO THE THEATERGOERS OF SEDGWICK COUNTY: It is with pleasure that we announce our new policy that will start on Monday, May 10th. i. e. there will be a big liberal double bill each week for the price of one, you will always find'at THE CRAWFORD during the summer run a clever well written, well acted comedy with musical numbers and beautiful girls, a little above par, and a colossal super feature photo play. Signed. THE NEW. MANAGEMENT OF ' ' THE CRAWFORD THEATRE F CD Ttieatre All Summer Starting : . i its7 i- s &w&?$- 1 l U and the "Beauty Parade' So Long Mary3 THE ULTRA SMART COMEDY OF MOODS AND MODES That Certain Air of Artistic Excellence That Has Predominated All Programs of the Past Visits of York & Kin? Holds Forth Its Greatest Appeal in This Bill. EXTRA! TED STOVER'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA HEAR THEM JAZZ PEOPLE Displaying beautiful live Mannequins in their latest, creations of gowns and frocks by master designers and shown here for the first time amid special settings. Three Shows Daily YORK-KING 3:00 7:30 9:45 P. M. PICTURE 1:15 4:306:00 AND S:30 P. M. Us HAH j mmm. A Picture of Women's Conventions and Men's Intentions iiw com" In the slortj I NO MATINEE MONDAYS It takes practice to be able to kiss a wornm the way she likes it; see Th Butterfly Man" do iL Non-Profiteer Prices ADULTS Wc. CHILDREN Wc Including War Tax Any Seal Any Time

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