The Oregon Daily Journal from Portland, Oregon on June 6, 1920 · Page 47
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The Oregon Daily Journal from Portland, Oregon · Page 47

Portland, Oregon
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Sunday, June 6, 1920
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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL. PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1820, juoew-iveiiii v ar Means Much WITH at least three of the nation's biggest vaudeville producer seek-. Inff locations la Portland for new show houses and the early culmination of construction plans heralded by each of them, news of the Impending . nationwide clash between the Keith Orpheum) vaudeville interests and the Shubert-Marcus lioew affiliation, echoes in Portland as a good omen. : r - : Word from New York ' has it that, with the blocking of its Broadway plans for the establishment of a popular priced vaudeville and picture house as a consequence of the purchase by the Ooldwyn - Shubert-DuPont-Loew Interests of the great Capitol ; theatre, the Keith forces have gone to Wall street, with battle in their eyes, preparatory to a bitter war between rival theatrical corporations. 'The Keith interests. It , Is said, have already organized all the blg" and "small" time vaudeville 1 circuits whose territories are being 'Invaded by Low, owner with Ackerman & Harris of the Portland Hippodrome.: ' Y . The trouble seems to be that the Keith Interests have put too little emphasis upon motion pictures in connection with their vaudeville and - because Loew has taken advantage of the pictures he and his associates are bounding forward. ' Thus the purchase of the Capitol theatre, largest. in the world, by Gold' wyn, has put action into the Keith interests and in -spits of the , statement from' Loew that the Wall street Interests backing him are not Interested in Oold wyn, it is known generally that Shubert, Inc.,. is one of the largest stockholders In Loew, Inc. So, after all, the forces are amalgamated. . , Another significant fact ts that the Shuberts and Ixew have allied them' selves for;the purpose of combating the Keith interests next season with. plans to build a stronar vaudeville circuit z, tending from coast to coast and from janaaa to tne Mexican border. And Portland sits back whlls the heat of battle rises, Keith ' will attempt to put the hook around Loew's neck by building in Portland a new house, either for present grade Orpheum vaudeville or for lower priced entertainment. Lotv Will counter by the construction of a new and larger .Hippodrome, either to house present entertainment or a higher Class offer in?. It is definitely known that both Orpheum and Hippodrome officials are scouting for the. proper spots on isroaaway tor their proposed new nouses. : , In the meantltme our old friend. Alexander, Pantages, is nursing a sincere desire to keep in the swim and while he is rapidly extending his circuit In the nation he Is, not going to let Keith or i-oew put anything over on him in fields ne aireaay occupies, Pantacres has notion that Portland will hold another Pantages theatre and early announce ment or ms selection of a sits and building plans Is expected. Broadway will not be surnriaed ahouid the Orpheum start work on a new struc ture jate in the summer or in early fall and Loew Is expected on the scene of activities about the same time. - Lifeograph Workers Are Entertained at Home of McMonies Air. ami Mrs. W. . H. McMonies last week entertained the members of the American Wfeograph for a week-end party at their -ustic summer : home on the Willamette' river above Oregon City. The outing--was a combination of rec reation ana art ana a number of beautiful scenes were taken by the motion picture camera at the various vantage points along the river front. Luncheon and dinner were served on long picnlo tables. . The guests entertained themselves by roaming over 400 acres of forest and by having canoe races on the river. Thone in the party were Mr and Mrs. W. E. Keefe and daughter, Leanore, Walter McMonies, Lewis Moomaw. Mr. and Mrs. Hal, Mohr. Bob Gray, Henry Knollmiller, Irene Simpson, Clare Morris, Eve Sturtevant. Helen Xdbby and Mr. ana airs. Waserman. Motion -Picture Game Is Immense Game In a Financial Sense Tou have heard of the great. Juicy chunks of heart -the motion picture stars take out of the financial melon of the industry, but it remains for the Clermont corporation to reveal" vital statistics on the business of producing pictures as a whole. The following information is assembled at Los Angeles and concerns that, film -capital : Number of studios, 52. . People employed, 22,000. - Output, $150,000,000 annually. Seventy-five per cent of the pictures made in the United States are produced In Los Angeles and suburbs. Studio capacity, one to 40 companies. Payroll, estimated on a basis of an average wage of 940 per week, for 20.-000 people, 62 weeks, 141,600,000. It will probably run much higher. It is estimated that the people of the United States alone will spend during the next 12 months more than f 1.095,-000.000 to see motion pictures. This is the juiciest melon in the world. Number of blonds no statistics, but are growing fewer. ' , v Amount spent for rouge, lipsticks, powder, mascaro, tea leaves, etc-, not estimated... ; J Kate Terry Sees Wide Difference in. Stage Wage Now andin Past London, June 6. I.! N. S.) Miss Kate Terry, sister of Kllen .Terry, and' the first of the famous theatrical family to appear on the stage, makes much of a compariftdh between salaries paid to "stars" in her early days and the pres ent iisure. : , . , "1 appeared In Manchester about 60 years ago. In my company were Charles Wyndham and Nellie Farren. They certainly did not receive more than $35 per week each, and I remember the famous comedienne, Mrs.' Keeley, telling me that at the height of her career she never grot more than (80 a week." Miss Terry's daughter. ..Miss Mabel Terry-Lewis, is playing at the Ambassadors theatre and her neice, Miss Phyllis Nellson-Terryy is also carrying on the family traditions In stagecraft. "1 gave up acting to be married about 0 years ago," continued the old lady. "It seemed, best at that time that I should give up the stage, but many a time since that day I have , wished that K might be possible f orne to know pnoce mors the joy of acting." v Locally HEN W. H. McMonies, assembled the staff and provided plentifully for ate, it is said. i it'' " - 1 1 y w :jmr- ... . S vow I Hi Oregon Folk Are Screen Stars K n ' n ' st at N. k it : it te st Portland, Training Is Valuable TORTLAND 5 has contributed to the XT motion picture world some j of its stellar performers and to the list the state at large has added a number of celebrities, not to mention a very capable group of directors, camera men' and other attaches of the industry. While the city and state have been the birthplace of many present day film stars, Portland has t also - been - the training ground upon which others prepared for their advent into the film world. - The film stars Include- such persons as Jewel Carman, Herbert Heyes, arle Williams and Julle Power. By no means attempting to include all the native sons and daughters or locally trained stars, here are a few of the folk who have attained success In the pictures.' There ars others, some of them as deserving of fanfe as these, but they are scattered far and wide and even the newest directories of, the Industry do not reveal their names: Art Acord, i bronco buster and wild west character on the screen. Is largely an 'Oregon trained man. He rode to success in the Pendleton and Klamath LFalls roundups. Acord. is-now doing i western serial ror universal after star' ring before the camera in such things as the film versions of the late Charles K. Van Loan's stories. Frank D. Alexander, a native . of Olympla, Wash., educated in Oregon schools, spent his boyhood and youth here before he started his cinema career. He is at the .Vitagraph studios at Los Angeles, where he has played in such comedy successes as "Pluck an&. Plotters" and "Humbugs and Husbands." Ronald . Bradbury, although born at Walla Walla, Wash.,: came across the line to attend school and grow up with the state. He later played stock with the Baker company in Portland and toured Orpheum and: Pantages vaudeville circuits. ; He has been pictured by Universal, Lasky, Kalem and others and Is now at the Vitagraph studios at Hollywood. " i " ' " Albert R. Cody was born In Portland and- as a boy attended Bishop Scott Military academy. He entered grand opera and sang abroad for some time. His screen career has been with such stars as J. Warren Kerrigan. Frank Keenan, Bessie Baylscale and others. He Is now playing in the Jack Dempsey serial. Clyde Fillmore, former student at the University of Oregon, entered upon a stage career under Cohan A Harris in "It Pays to Advertise" and other pro ductions. He is at present working under the Universal banner at Universal City. Cal.. where he lias had parts in such films , as "Sundown Trail" - and "When Fate ; Decides." - Jack Gilbert, who played Baker stock In Portland and is remembered by many here. Is at Culver City. Cal.. otudios. He played with Mary Pickford in "Heart of the Hills" and' had part In other big things. ) George Hackathorn. a specialist In Juvenile leads, was born at Pendleton. Or., and when he had reached the proper age went Into the Lois Weber studios. He played In the filming of Harold Bell Wright's stories and. under Universal. "Heart of Humanity." ' Herbert Heyes, born in Washington, did his preparatory school work at Hill Military academy and for 12 years played In stock companies, eventually as leading man and stage director. He has played film leads with such screen heroines as Theda Bara. Constance Tal-madge and Ethel Clayton. - Lew Harvey got his schooling in Portland before he entered the army of motion picture players. . He had enjoyed three years of preparation on the legitimate stage. : Harvey is now with the Texas Gunlnan company in such pictures as "The Lady of the Law." Charles E. Mason started the career that has taken him to the pictures by playing parts In stock In Portland. He has lately been associated with ' Lew Cody and that thin person's company at Hollywood, following ft career with Metro and Astor. Earle Williams, ' debonair hero of the screen, notable for his star roles opposite Anita Stewart, played stock in Portland with the Frederick Belasco company In his younger days. .His screen career, although a notable one, has been almost entirely with Vitagraph. . Clair Alexander, educated In Portland public schools. Is wira- Triangle. Shs formerly played In comedy roles for Famous Players, Fine Arts and other films. - Corinne Barker, well known to Portland playgoers, is a Portland girl. She attended school at Sacred Heart acad emy, Salem, and went on the stage with such notables as Julian Eltlnge, in "The Crinoline Girl." and played also In "Potash & Perlmutter." ' Her screen days have been spent with Selsnick. Ooldwyn, Vitagraph and others. She is just now with International at the New York studios. Dorothy Bernard, daughter of "Blllie" Bernard, who was known to all Portland some years ago, used to play "kid" parts with the Baker Stock company. On Jhs screen she has worked for. Fox, Kalem, ntent production, "The World Shadow " d 1 1 M - jm - . . . . . lumn, traay ana tne Canadian govern She Is considered one of the real beau tlful girls in- movieland. , Jewel Carmen, who might well head the list of Portland's contributions to the screen, is a, Portland girt. Sha was educated at St. Marys academy. Her screen history associates her with Doug Fairbanks and others. Her present Job Is playing big roles for Fox at bis New York studios. s-;"-.3..$., .v. .., ; f .-j - . Y' '-" tiiY Y' :i Cecil Kern, born In 7vrtlanA schooled here, played opposite Douglas president of tire American Lifeograph company of Portland, cast of the company at his Willamette river summei' home, he the appetites of a bunch of mighty pretty girls. The men also ' r ;j i itei i '"ill ir "ii- -i Fairbanks in his original production of The Man of the Hour." She ' also played stock company leads for avme time and was opposite Willlani Elliott In the stage version of "Ben Hur." She played before the camera in Edison and Vitagraph companies and Is under the McManus banner now in New York. Rhea Mitchell,' born in Portland, played the Orpheum circuit : as her introduction to San Francisco stock, from which she jumped to the pictures. She was In Bill Hart's "The Money Corral" and in Burston's "The Hawk's Trail." Miss Mitchell is In Los Angeles. : ' Loyola O'Conner, educated at the convent of the Holy Name In Portland, appeared In the stage offerings of Fredrick Warde and Frank Mayo for three years, during which she was cast In "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." She has been In many pictures, one of which was Cecil B. DeMiUe's "Why Change Your Wife?" which was recently in Portland. ' - - Jane Novak, a film star, is In no sense a Portland girl, i although she is well known here for the production of "The Golden Trail" by the American Llfeo-rapli company, in which she played the lead. After leaving Portland Miss Novak joined Marshall Neilan's company, producing "The River's End," a James Oliver Curwood story of the Northwest. Julie Power, born In Portland and schooled at St. Mary's academy, is also well known here as Mrs. Edwards Davis, wifi of a prominent player. Julie Power played Baker leads and went to Broadway opposite the famous Wilton Lakaye. She also played with Grace George productions on the legitimate stag. She Jumped to vaudeville, where she appeared with her husband. Her screen specialties are vampire-' roles in such films as Fox's "Her Mother's Secret." Marjorle Ram beau, really a notable film player, owes a 'great deal to the training she received in stock in Portland., She played her way to popularity here In Baker stock some time before she stepped Into fame .on the screen. This interesting woman, however, doesn't credit much of her success to her Port' land career. She is in New York, play lng in such films as "The Fortune Teller" for' CapelianL . . Lassie Young, born In Portland, nn doubtedly, of course, under another name. Is playing Ingenue leads in B. B. Hampton productions at Los Angeles. Lassie loft Portland to' attend school .at Los Angeles before she Joined . the pictured army. Portland has produced a popular child player, too. In tne person of little Ber- nice Smith, born here In 1911 and once featured at the local Hippodrome. At the age of 4 she made her screen debut with Universal and has played with Mur-dock McQuarrle and with Helen Holmes in that actress' railroad thrillers. , The little miss is now back among us with the Cloverio Comedy company. Among directors of motion pictures to shorn Portland lays claim is Melville W. Brown, a native of Portland and forme.- member of the Bake? ' Stock com pany. Brown bas produced scenario for some oi tne niggest in tne ousmess ana now directs Montgomery . and Rock for Vitagraph at Hollywood. Another director of note and wen known here is .Raymond 'Wells, once popular with ' Baker : theatre audiences. After an Interesting screen career Wells organized and now heads and directs the Historical Film s corporation, depicting Bible stories. Julian Joseph son, born at Roseburg and educated at Stanford, , is a bright light as a scenario editor and writer. He is with the Thomas II. Ince tudios at Culver . City, CaL, where he has handled such successes as Charles Ray's "Hay-Foot, Straw-Foot," " "The Egg Crate Wallop" and. "Cooked Straight." ' ' Oregon has contributed - several clne-matographers to the upbuilding of the industry. Prominent among them is Len Powers, a Portland youth, who has turned the camera crank for Reliance, Fox, ' Mack Sennett, Hank Mann and others, and is now filming Sunshine comedies. . . . ; : New York Critics Say Drama Isn't Even 111 Af ter Keviewing List Y'YY,' Y ;:" : - j; ,15 Is the drama dead or even dying? New York show reviewers, whose appraisals are summed up In the following from the New York Telegraph, say not : "Possibly never before in the history of amusements in New York . city has there -been offered a more brilliant; or spectacular allotment of plays than are now -being presented at the leading theatres. . "Among the best of them are: ' . " 'An Innocent Idea. Fulton ; Ed Wynn carnival, New Amsterdam ; Xightnia', Gaiety The Night Boat,' Liberty ; .'Beyond the Horizon, Little; .'His Chinese Wife, Belmont; "The Son-Daughter. Belasco ; "Gold Diggers,' Lyceum ; 'Shavings, Knickerbocker ; Honey GirL Co 1" Harris 'Clarence,' Hudson ; '.The 1 HOttMltot flunrga Vf fVhan Tn..A Hottentot. George M. Cohan ; Irene." Vanderbilt ; 'Smilin' Through,' Broad-hurst ; "Buddies,' Selwyn. and Lassle,' which Is one of the best musical comedies of the day." . Y Jack London Story Ready ? Jack London's story. The Mutiny of the Elsinore," a C. E. Shurtleff, Inc., production, is being prepared for release at Metro's west coast studios. Its screen title will be 'The Mutiny." Mitchell Lewis is to play the leading role. - 11 1; - ;ir-' i .7 '" z J--f -f- " Admission SP.M NighU 35c Including ' f" -sjj in . 1 1 ; , , , y , . . , ( ' . , 7 , his super-special is " ; without a xloubt, the iilTi mostgorgebusly. gowned ? r . Jjji I and complete picture &T A yJ ever presented to the k yf s . ' Portland public A " picture that beggars f n ' ' ii ' ; description- , . 'j ; 1 1 liP) "Every woman" is tlie ru 1 ) ?T ScT7 "very last word" iii ""'mn PCtrC ' Can-Can Queen Is Dead at Age of 86 i (By Uslvaaat Ssrriea) . - TARI3, - June 6. At . the respectable X age of 86 the original queen of the "can-can dance" Is dead in Paris & white-haired lady Y venerated Yby her neighbors, who never suspected -that at one time she had been the most discussed daneeuse in Europe. It was at the Casino Cadet In Paris In the days of the Second Empire that Madame Badel then : a young girl of II who. had run away from her home in Nancy, originated the famous, can-can, which was denounced "by the court of France- as an attempt to ' corrupt the morals of the nation. -.-y-;.-! Under the slang name "Rlgelboche" (mirthful) she defied magistrate after magistrate to stop her and danced her way finally Into the most outstanding popularity enjoyed before or since by a dancer in Europe. Irt those days a woman dancer was a unique, spectacle on a stage . and all France flocked to see her. It is related that the second Napoleon was given : a sound rating by the Empress Eugenia for attending a? performance - wherein THE CAST: . Everywoman ....... Violet Hemintr I Youth. ..... ... . . . . .Clara Horton - Beauty. . . . . . . . . . .Wanda Hawlev Modesty. ... I . . ..Margaret Loomis Conscience ..... Mildred Reardoi . Truth. . . . ... . . .Edyth Chapman Vice. . .... ... . . .. .. Bebe Daniels Wealth. . , . . ... .Theodore Roberts Love ................. Monte Blue Passion. . . . Irving , Cummin gs Nobody. . '. ..James Neill Flattery. . y... .Raymond Hatton Lord Witless. . ...Lucien Littlefield , V Bluff ..... Noah Beery Stuff. .... . ... ... ... .Jay Dwiggins Puff . . . ...... .Tully Marshall Age. . .Robert Brower Time . .Charles Ogle' Dissipation ; . ..... . . Fred Huntley Auctioneer ....... Clarence Geldart " Y , -v . t. . , - : J .v.- iW . . ' . up to 2Sc and 50c war tars "Rlgelboche" danced, the empress uttering the phrase which has since become famous: "You are king to other people, but to me you are only a husband." Her celebrity ' carried the famous dancer, who was dressed always as a vlvajidlere in "Lea Huguenots." to the legitimate stage, where she scored "the triumph of the nineteenth ' century In "Felichons et Felichonettea," to which, the princes of .Germany, Russia, Spain, England and Italy came, the royal boxes being crowded nightly. Her married life was . unhappy. Once she said that no dancer ought to marry because high-kicking and a husband did not agree with the digestion. Y She was early separated from the man she had wedded in a spurt of youthful romance. - - ' Of her dancing Ludevic Malevy said : "It was the most daring and fanciful In the world." - . - . She retired late In the last century and with he,r savings opened aN boarding-house in Monte Carlo, to which men who had known her In the prime of. her success came to eat. Y; '..Y When she- died no fewer than 40 knights of the Legion pt Honor, who remembered the dazzling beauty who had been, followed her coffin to the cemetery. - . i i ii . i iii . i i i : Beat Baby With Strap London, June 8. (L N. S.) For beating, hfs 15-months-oId baby with a strap because it cried when he had neuralgia and annoyed him. William Oekey has been fined 125. COLUMBIA ORCHESTRA -v : v ' 1 .. . ; " - ' :- Director Khoyvles has prepared a special score for this super-production that'; will remember always. . It's . a new mark ; ' in picture music. ORCHESTOA ; MATINEE AT 230 P. M ICE - COOLED Oberammergau May Be Established by Philadelphia Woman Philadelphia, Pa June U; P.) A new world Oberammrtau may shortly be established In hls country. Mrs. W. York .Stevenson,.; local woman, purchased a canyon recently near Hollywood, Cal., and .propose to use it as a setting for the religious pilgrimage play. yx v - Mrs. Stevenson has worked assiduously for more than six months, on the dram alio work of the life of Christ. Unlike the original Oberammereau, the play presents the whole life of Christ and the words of the Saviour are tfiven literally from, the c Scriptures, without alteration' or Interpretation.. : The play Is divided into, two parts, with three prophetic scenes preceding the first act ; the prophecy of his coming, Herod's fear and proclamation, and the nativity. .- ; ' The first act shows the : baptism, transfiguration and the episodes of Las-arua and Mary Magdalene. The second act shows Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, the last supper, Gethseraane. and his trial. - There is also an epilogue of the death and . resurrection, and the . appearance and ascension. NO W PLAYING WUm Purse With S5000 Found in Snowbank Junction City, Kan.. June 6. (L N. B.h Spying a leather purse sticking up out of a snow bank here recently, William Myers picked It up. With a view to finding a clue to the owner, Myers opened the wallet and received a rude Jolt It contained over $5000 Jn treasury certificates and Liberty; bonds. Through the 'ad" columns of a local newspaper Myers located .the owner-Mrs.- Daisy Webktng. He received $100 as a reward. Practical Religion Held Unrest Cure Columbus, Ohio, June 5. (L N. S.) "Democratization of industry. Increased production, thrift, . a league of nations to take the military burden off . m working people and a religion that will be practical are the cure for the exittlng widespread Industrial unrest,"' declared the Rev. Ifvlng Maurer, pastor of the First Congregational church here. "We have overlooked the worker's desire for self-reallcatlon In our craze for efficiency," Dr. Maurer said. Jk - - 1 r 1

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