The Wichita Beacon from Wichita, Kansas on January 16, 1921 · Page 19
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The Wichita Beacon from Wichita, Kansas · Page 19

Wichita, Kansas
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Sunday, January 16, 1921
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MOTOR NOTES CHURCH NEWS SCHOOL NEWS TEN PAGES o Twrrn idakf OP MARGE O'D00N"citfhe Theatre wicniTd A mi i n v iny. ladyLady!"z Pc? c? ce " w F " I " liiiiii fill r 'charm SCHOOL'1 jjr'"''' - W 3 1 v. X TlJIDE FOR THE AMUSEMENT St-LKJiK v' ' . : : J V-v Tt1TT) TT." 1 WICHITA THEATERS ARE READY THIS WEEK WITH some tempting answers to the everlasting, ''where shall we go tonight?" nowadays secondary in consideration only to the ubiquitous, "what snail we eat i THEATER -I a il n ti i' ?! 3 J i 4 mni! CRAWFORD I has th'ee answers, tne nrst a return engagemnt of The Smarter Set, colored entertainer's, who will play there Monday an J Tuesday, Jan. 17 and 18, matinee Tuesday. Second In chronological or-di-r, but first in importance, is "Irene," that delightful musical comedy, and third an event of interest to minstrel lovers the first look at 'losses White's new minstrel show. it f IRENE," IF IT LIVES UP TO I expectations, and it should for It Is fit present the only road company fit, and has some well known names In the musical comedy world in its cast, will be one of the U,.t attractive events of the. season. for two yimreryA--as tee,n V singing and dancing to "Irene" music and while it has been 0;" 7,.- t mnr nut. to the Middle West, still Wichita audiences will BeeJ It before Kansas uiry ny a c Interesting in connection with "Irene" is the fact that Rolla Thorpe, a Wichita boy, bus been starring In un "Irene" company which left New York early in September to play en- in rMfnirn. Milwaukee, CUUl'IUI -win in ' " ' . Minneapolis, St. Paul and other northern cities. A short time ago the company returned to New lot. The company which plays Wichita numbers in its cast sucn ciever . ' . 4i Hnri- Amni o Sommer Die as Auiuc V.T. nlnvs at the vine anu oincif. Crawford, Wednesday and Thursday, Ton ift find W wun mauuic Thursday. f ASSES WHITE'S NEW MIN I -i , innke its -W ich 11 jk..(- of fhn Crawford on Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22, with Saturday matinee. Las-BP8 was for a number of years one of I. i.f lorlalnnn with tlie Al li. Fields show and he left a rulghty vacancy there when ne ocjmnru ...... . . .nn,i n pomnany of his zroui i" yii k'i" . - own. While comparatively a young man. White is a Teterun minstrel and has a following of no smaU importance in the show world The Las-, sea White Minstrels are just return- t0"r of the SoVth critics extended a warm welcome and a glad hand to the new organization. The theatrical offerings this sea-' son appear to be running strongly to ruuslcnl comedies andonc car. count . n one's fiK-rs the number of dramat c attractions on tour. The h o ... i difficult to nnderstand, with railroad fare and traveling expenses gen-erallv, the highest ever known. One. would naturally think that mauagers would make an effort to eliminate as - many as possible of the musical comedies, carrying a chorus and law cast In favor of legitimate attractions with smaller companies but M-aentlr such is not the case. This condition is true, not only of attractions booked for Wichita, but for every city which depends upon road mnanies for its entertainment. Howver?audlenceslll be satisfied to loug as these offerings continue interesting. . t- mil? PIIIV. ceM vaudeville bill for the first half of the week discloses the AiUer Fountain Girls as the hMrtlin ..n rnt mv the Silver Fountain Girls are models in more wavs than one and will wear some atriklng costnmes. Biixley and Porter In "The Call of a Song. "Worth ay a nnn nt thp PVCr POlWMr male irtets. and the Aerial Petts are other acts featured. For the last half there are Morgan and Ray in -More Blues," "1 hree i nrnns. "Charles Kenna" and other enter talners. PCU-SP. T1IF! PALACE THEA tr will mi!hrate It Ilftn mrrn- daT this week patrons of this playhouse nave an exint in-ai .u inr thpm P. Hans Flath is hannlor than vhen arraneing lirr hi - - - - aoroe sketch of musical melange oc- ..Inn at the Falar ana lor me birthday party be will pnt on a mil J B1 linlst; Montie Blunn. soloist ami other Wichita men. This iearure wm be given thru the entire week. ah Sntnrdnv Evening Post Ill i'l ' v - friends who read Alice Duers clever story, "Tlie Charm School," which ran serially recently will want to see Wallace Rcid in this picture. It's hard to believe but the dashing "Nat- u a c.Vinnl tone her in tms oue. ..n LU.'IO . , . 'The Charm School" Is the picture feature at the Palice TDeater rue first four days of the week with r,.k. nn.uin tiori-ison Ford and Dtri.u iii. .i-, Walter Hier in "Oh Lady, Lady, as the feature for Friday and Saturday. THE COLORFUL LIFE OF MAD-ame DuBnrry,. filled with iu-..i ! Hrtvpnture has been i,.(. fnr mnnv a play. Now u. r; v.tinnni ia nffprine an eiao LUC i Ul. " 1 w , , , orate screen production based on the life of this famous character, called "Passion." It is said tnat n w over two years in the making and .... ... -,.lf nf nlHhnrntion it sur- passes any picture since "The Birth of a Nation." iou maywew ... . the Regent Theater any day next week. AMFS OLIVER CURWOOTVS otnrioa nf the ("anaciian iorrn woof nro fnmishine the material for some of the best current pictures. The Wichita Theater will present "Tho rvmrjiee of Marge O'Doone," the first half of next week, a Cur- ..i tio with the author at ins " iy ij v. in iv ...... best and enacted with an .ill-star cast. Harold Lloyd fans will re.loice that this faceclous young man is to head the bill the last half of the week in one of his newer and lengthier pictures, "Get Out and Got Under." Lloyd is making new friends for himself with every picture in that he "pulls" as much or more strictly linn nerhnris nn- .,ll...a. v ' i. ii . - - - . . other screen comedian. He is fast getting into the artist class. RALrn DUNBAR, FORMER Wlchitan, now opera producer In New York, spent a few. days In Wichita this week with his sister. Mm. Ionise Steinbuchel or isonn ivum Avoimo onrniite East. Music lovers all over the country are learn ing that the Ralph Unnliar prouue- tlons of well known operas are uis-tinctly worth while and each season sees a new Dunnar company u. iwu on the road. The first to play in vi..i,it, una "Rnl)in Hood." which was seen at the Crawford. last season with Mrs. Hunbnr (Laura Doone Jackson) as Alan a Dale, iwo ..nniha mm "Tim Mikado" showed here with a splendid company and a well known Wleuua gin. tm Baker, in a stellar role. Now "Carmen" has been booked and will be heard at the Crawford Theater on January 24th with Mrs. Dunbar in the title role. Mr. Dunbar snld this week that his wire naa maoe her greatest success in this opera. rr-iHE HOLLAND THEATER AND 1 other motion picture houses lrtvn estm A aft m ptive offerings for the week, news of which will be found elsewhere in this section. TSABELLE PERRT. VIOLINIST, I a i-nnwn in Wichita nniM- n mi ii. cal circles, is at presenv uiimium In lvceum work wltn a company iour-smith Ttorentlv they played . ,.,nn nl. ihA snuthern Iwrder of Texasr with Mexico directly across the line. Three or the gins iu ine .m.nv Tio.i npvpr leen in Mexico so four of the party planned to cross over and explore Uie Mexican iou one afternoon. They told their plans to one of the older women with whom they were traveling and she warned them to return early as Mexico was n co fa nirv fnr cirls alone. Late in the afternoon the girls decided to return but encountered trouble in connection with the Mexican agent to whom they showed their passports. He shrugged and said that he conld r,nt nnilurstlinil English. TWO Or nlk-r m oil itrKSIHl MOXiCflH men approached the frightened girls to remain over and be their guests for dinner. By that time the girls were frantic and weeping, wneu !,,.. hnH nnnnrontlv exhausted every L 111 J 1 1 1 1 i j . - - power of argument two American officers arrived from across the border and escorted them back across the line. The woman to whom they had told their plans had become worrieu and sent the officers after them. The lyceum company will complete a tour of Texas, playing its last engage ment early in February. Miss Terry will return home at that lime. FFRANKIE M'MAHON, A WICH-ita girl who has been appearing Hlt In ii dnncini: act tnr tho wist- two venrs. is married. Her husband Is her dancing partner whose name is not Known 10 me writer. Miss McMahon will be remembered as a pretty dark-haired girl who got her start In her profession under Edna L. SJjaw and who iiiros rr fnnr vpiirs iico was a fre quent dancer at amateur entertain ments here. . , -THE RAT t XT T 1CII1TA PEOPLE X r-omnhpllH. Claude C. Stan- tnu ATm-pellim Mnrdock and . , - others who are financially lnteresteu In Brock Pembertous prouuction, "Enter Madame" which has been running for twenty-five weeks in TTft, Vnrt hntpd it. not ut all when this show broke all theatrical records during Christmas week, playing to a business of .$20,424.50. This record was made possible, thru the fact that the company piayeu a uiui lnee every day. RUMORS ABOUT MAE MARSH A norclotpnt riimOP til LrfS Atl- geles connects the names of David Wark Griffith and filae JUarsn in a professional way and the belief ex- la. a thnt thn fhnrmin2 Mae SOOU will be again under the managerial m .. . . , .... wing or me jscrecn wizai-u. it who saw "The Birth of a Nation," or "Intolerance" will forget Mae, her work in eacn Deing murveiousiy appealing. On the other hand it is said that Mae has formed her own company and will start production before February 1. It is also said that her work may be done iu New York under tlie super vision or Uriintli II not unaer ins personal direction. Miss Marsh, nrlin In nrlvntp life, is Mrs. LOlliS Lee Armes, is staying at her homo in Aitaaena, ui. HOUSE PETERS IN "ALIBI" Wrnfc T.lnvrt wlin rpcpntlv finished riimlni. finn vpmpnr Morris' first orig inal screen story. "A Tale of Two Worls," for Goldwyn, win start soon on "The Alibi," an original story by , T. T Iaii,.h Pnfnra In the leading role, will be supported b Irene Kicli, Sydney Ainswonu auu JjeWitt C. Jehnlngs. The Question Box mawtr noSE You win. Pearl whito has no intention of return ing to seriols. She is now in New-York, having returned from Bermuda where she filmed scenes for the picture, "Woman or Uiger HIGH LOW I don't know whether William Russell, is a poker expert or not. Where did you get that notion? I suppose he decorates thp mnhnirnnv once in a While, but it's too expensive to find out just how expert he is. I'oKer is not ior the unwary. i m uiu- , , M, t Via 1 steal proH'Rlie, a ..nui - i. 'Club," featuring Terry Ferrell. vlo-Und told them not to be afraid but T? T S Ynn hnth nrp rleht. Oleta Ottis is playing wltn Louise Lovely. She has both green and grey eyes. Green-grey, they are called. She used to pose. She was a model for Chester Riccari. portrait painter, and it was thru her pos ing sne got into uramaiic wors. 00000000000000000000 "TV" AND "IRV While Will Rogers was playing recently-in a picture of Irviu Cobb's, one of his favorite pastimes was telling of an occasion when Cobb was to speak In a small town. The chairman of the evening believed himself to be an orator, and so launched forth into a long and enthusiastic speech. There were many verbal flourishes, but finally be said, "I wisli to introduce to you Irvin S. Cobb, the famous writer and" but he ot no further. A tall lanky figure unfolded himself from a front row seat and exclaimed "Oh, Gosh, I thought it was Ty." oooooooooooooooooooo "THE NIGHT ROSE" Le'roy Scott's first original screen story, "The Night Rose," a tale of Gfff ; Underworld,- is .how. bein produced at tlie Goldwyn studios. Lcat- rice Joy plays the title roie.. INTRODUCING ALAN DALE Alan Hale, who has an important ole in "The Money Master," George Melford's production of Sir Gilbert Parker's story for Paramount, starring Dorothy Dalton, tells how in his uirly days in the screen world, he tried to sell scenarios to a certain producer. He sent one scenario a day i:nd got one back just as reguiariy. Finally he called and announceu im name. "Great Scott," crieu.iue pru- liucer, "are you the follow tuat s oeen swamping me with scenarios.- xi-o, answered Hale. "Are you the fellow that's been sending 'era all back?" But he did sell him some later, anyway. CARRIE BOND PICTURE Carrie Jacobs Bond, the writer of the song, "Tlie End of a Perfect Day," and which she will adapt .for the screen, was the star of the program ata recent entertainment given by the Hollywood (Cal.) Community Chorus. A number of her songs were is.expccted that the picture, "The End of a Perfect Day,' will be one of the screen sensations of 1921. nmVTIV Yp Willtnm Vnrniim Is back in New York and is working . .. u. l : (H I flu It llf jiii'iuii. ur: uvro 11. OUK Harbor, L. I. "The Scuttlers." his latest picture, has been released. WEST Tom Mix never appeared on rne screen except in esiren iii-tures, so you can collect the bet Y'es, he wore a dress suit in one of his productions and he knows how, too. JUST FELL INTO PICTURES Tt 1ent nftpn n lpnrllne wnmnn nrtll admit she just "fell into" pictures. Y'et that is what Barbara Bedford, playing opposite Ruck Jones, in "The Big Punch, says happened to ner. Miss uedrora was an accounrant in VronMi hfllrprv whan. t a Kmnll social affair one evening, she met Maurice Turneur. the director, ana her eyes attracted the French artist. Sho hn rippn'rinrk brown eves, and thpro v Kninpthinz about them that drew her to the attention of Turneur. "Just hat I want," he said, arter looking the young woman over, and she was signed for a small part In "Deep Waters." She made so good that Turneur soon signed ner in an .... nrnjlltMlAns Befere she gor into pictures she also taught swimming, aanciug aim gymnastic work. Ralph -Graves, Griffith player, was born in Cieveiana, unio. Art Aeord, the cowboy star who appeared In a universal serial, mt Moon Riders, some montns ago. n heen re-eneaged by U. for andther chaptered melodrama. rc yMWWWW.WVWWVWM... - - ' lllllllllllllll v jJAf i s krir.-i'Mj J&"f -'JM,! --l , -i v" ' , . ' tit" ' Jy- - - j r t 1 u"l'r WW r-V.i f.f-J Hit - : ; i v ivr ;i-,i ":" ' v . I 3 or i m t. - 4 . T- nam m Kuff 1 M . IMIIIIIlinnilllliiiiiiimiMiiiiimmiimiiiimiiiiiiu THEATERS THIS WEEK Matinee CRAWFORD Monday and Tuesday, "The Smarter Set prtvpfss First Half "The SHver Fountain Girl;" the Worth Wayton PRIFour!a maleSqmWet; Stanley and Olsen in a comedy skit, "Between Acts -" the Aerial Patts. Lnst Half-Marco and company in a mag-al travesty f Morgan and Bay. a blue line of blues; Three Chums, a musical offering of three ex-soldiers; Charles Kenna, monologlst, in -The Street Fakir;" Ellis Nowlin Troupe, novelty clown acrobats with a miniature circus. PALACE First four days-Wallace Reld and Llla Lee in The Charm SVhool-" "April Fool," a-Mermaid comedy.. Friday and Saturday, Harrison Ford and Daniels in "Oh, Lady, Lady." Senuctt comedy, "Fickle Fancy." wirmTA First Half "The Courage of Marge O'Doone. a James 'Ut"lher Curwood story. Last half-Corrine Griffith in "The Garter Girl," also Harold Lloyd comedy "Get Out and Get Under. REGENT All week Pola Negri in "Passion." HOLLAND First Half-Pearl White in "The Tiger's Cub." Last Half-Harry Carey in "West is West." .,,,... ifh . , r...,.. pi,uio 5 nf "Ruth of The Rockies," with MAJtl ijlii nionua.v-iuruuj .......... v - - -- ,... . htiw, " .r, ; iv,i . wm fRf.lPHHtt Date offering.) XuO i,.,.otu Rplpasa date snowing). vu a .u..t v - and latest acts). Friday-Saturday-Eplsode 1, Universal s new ser a. "King of The Clrous," with Edlie Pole, riotCTnatlonsl News" U-. leas" date showUlg). "The C..rt," comedy featuring Charlie Chaplin " '.'Boss of the Flytag H" with Neal Hart. TcnvFT TY Monday-Tuesday, Win. S. Hart in "Square Deal Sanderson. 9 Frtilrd comedy Wednesday-Thursday. All star cast "Dessert Scr. nin" Sennett comedy. Friday-Saturday. Roy Stewart in a "Red Headed Cupid." Mutt and Jeff comedy. ,i ..v,,M,w Trails." "Unmasked." The Hero." Friday-Saturday, Episode 2 of "The Veiled Mystery.' "The Quicksands." 'Polly Moran coiueuy,. taenia u... i linmmr AnAMO m . fflHUUt'ftUMmo IU Is The Blond Losing Favor? May Allison, Screen Favorite. Chal lenges Assertion, and lierenas Them. mOno. QfTheB&Musicgl Numbers Of "IRENE" thp defensive, renudiates the statement that blondes are on the wane. The popular Metro srar, lameu ... i.i.,,io tv-no. offers several a pei ... ,.ii...v.v. - pertinent paragraphs to sustain ner belief. , n..- ..n..,in ninm nrovoked by tne York dramatic writer to the effect that the Btar of the blonde type was on tne occuue i, i.,,.n..ttp now is the Dopular favorite. Moreover it was intimated that the brunette was tne nieumi u i ..- ,.f iin. fnlrpr nister. k..o, p.inpptrrl the wild idea that blondes were the weaker type of feminism? Why, it is a weu n.u., , fant ti.nt the hlonde type ami v, - - - uii that besucaks ot .I'l - strength of character and endurance i.. ii h more da.zllng AUG lllimruvi. but they shine by reflected glory from their fairer sisters. "Of course, I am not speaking of the drug store variety. I mean the .....,. , ..inr.u-hlonlp. who never touches up her hair. It s as easy to spot a- hand-made it is to distinguish black from white. Besides the natural marks of character do un h ilnnr store kind. UUl n i iii .hi " "I am a blonde myself, and I guess t mt mnw hv it naturally. At anj ,iin.A has alwuvs been a 'low head' in our family for generations back. So I feel tnat i am to sneak for the -wearer or tne yei . . . t luw ...... ... "It is merely in nciense oi u.j blonde sisters that I take up the matter. The blonde stands for all that is truly feminine. Their clear, crystal tvpe commands and demands the respect of all. Truth shines from their eves, and they possess that ease and poise which is ioreign to darker friends. At present Miss Allison is tamm a few davs' rest preparatory to starting work in her newest forthcoming .mHninn. "Biir Game." Shp has just finished work in "Are Wives to Blame?" taken irora iuv u Ames Willlama' story. "More Stately Dallas Fitzgerald will direct the nroduction. actual filming of which will start within a week. Tb story an original one by Wllliard Roliert-son and Kilbonrn Gordon. wa adapte.1 for the screen by Edward Lowe, Jr. T OUR NEXT SEASON New Managers Plan a Big Season tor btage .favorite. Miss Maiide Adams, who has earned the love of every theater-goer iu Amorim will mnke her reannearancB on the stage early next autumn, under the inangenient or A. U t,nanger nnd Charles B. Dillingham. This positive and thrilling announcement will set at rest the var-ir.n mmnra that have been afloat tor some time, and that in some Instanced have found their way Into print, m tlie effect that Miss Adams, for ono ,...t.ur,n nr mint Iht some said on ac count of Ill-health had retired per manently from the stage, ftliss Auani has never had any intention of giv-iug up her work as an actress a work that has always been her chief pleasure. Besides she is at present, iu splendid health the best she ha enjoyed for many years having completely recovered from the illness that compelled her to abandon her tour in Sir James M. Barries "A Kiss for Cinderella" in the autumn of 1!18 and to rest for more than a year. Considering Plays Messrs! Erlanger and Dillingham already have In hand several plays for Miss Adams, and they are now in communication with tlie most prominent writer for the stage both tn this country and iu Europe f - the purpose of obtaining addition-.! works from which a vehicle for hpr reapoearaiK-e may l chosen. "Mr Dilllngiiam --no i m-ii ih .li.mifv anil ImiiorlaiK of Miss Ad-ms' position in the tpr" said Mr Erl-Miger. nun r d(p!v npnrifliitive of the honor he has done ns by rcceptlng our man-ngerial assistance and guiflHiire. In e'verv production we make for h-r :t wlll'lie our Intention to maintnin .1. everv repect the high standard ft excellence which the theater-goliiB public has so long liecn nccustoine l to nssoi-lnte with her nume anJ which has given her n nnique reputation among the actresses of tfis CMr.rJErlanger added that besides 1. rrutlll-tlOllS in Wb'Ch Miss Adams will apppar each utauin. thore will also be a sial spring nroductinn for her of some Sh'kes-perpaa pay or other classic of the stage.

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