Pittsburgh Daily Post from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 4, 1920 · Page 43
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. 'V v 1 i " - SZCTI0I7 SIX PAGE FOUR ;r fl r : - ,N ,:- W.-S... w. cr s . ' ' I r V k .? v- r xl - I , - f I V , N ' v , t ft - C X N X v " W ' ' ft - a Regent j. Jock-HoH What It Cost In Clara Kimball Young's production f of "Eyes Of Tooth." has been acreened the roost massive and elaborate setting rw attempted on an Interior stage. la years past there have been slraatio seta: such as 1 Griffith' "Intolerance,' XteMille's "Joan, The Woman, and the famous Italian production. "Cablria.- . These, however, were &11 built In the " 'pen. .".'- - In one of the final scenes In "EJyea ef Touth." set representing an en-, tire Xew Tork block was built upon the 29,000 feet of flooring space of Miss .. Tounp's stadlos. .The Forty-sixth street , Side pf the Rlts-Carlton was produced with the most Infinite detail. It Is that part of the story which shows the heroine, who has become a habit ire of the lower strata of society and a drug user, haunting the entrance of the 'big hotel and taking a peculiar, delight In watch- . tng the well-dressed women enter and leave. .- . This great set was designed by John l. Voebell and before the ponderous .masonry was placed. It was necessary to construct concrete supports beneath the stage to hold the tremendous weight. An entire street ' block was . laid and paved upon the stage, with cement sida- . walks, street lights manholes in ' the sidewalks and corner fire-plugs. The designers worked from photographs of the RSts-Carlton, combined with a personal knowledge of its, architecture. , When complete, the hotel side covered a frontage of more than K 400 feet. This 'was all In actval stone facing, with a marquise of beautiful wrought iron. The scene showed the arrival of guests during .a violent winter rain storm, yie rain being driven athigb pressure by a strong air current. At one time more . than 20 anto mobiles are drawn up In - front of the bote, with the occupants. Ud in evening clothes, hurrying through the downpour Into the broad loorways, The result, as -Will be seen . a the completed screen product, defies LUCY GASTON, CIGAnETS' i FOE,,SEEClirjG PtfESiDENCX 0"FIWISCVOnALUPLIFT" "Looks Like Lincoln" It Her Main Plank - in Platform. HAS NO HUSBAND TO WORRY ABOUT CHICAGO, Jan. aL(Cnlted News Lucy. Page Gaston lifelong foe of the cigarrt, toda." advanced the following reaoona wt' she is seeking the Republican nomination for President: 1. She looks t great deal like-Abra-,bra Lincoln. r 2. The men ve made a roed start In reforming America by abolishing the saloon,' but it .rill take a woman to put the nni ng toucnes on me tnoral. uplift that is in sight. 3. She has no husband to worry about while she is "prestdenting. -t'i. The people of the United States are behind her in her "good morals" movement, which Is the paramount Stasu nt the dav. efrperience. "I believe X stand for V s that the j . American people' realia are of the : irreatest importance." aeclared Miss Gsston. "Our greatest iproblem la a! domestic one morals. I would like fe ; abolish every Influence that is work-; ing against the health and welfare of ourbeys and girls. - -"I would make a decent street of . Troadwajt an?I every "Broadway" I every dty and village In the country. . Where the cabarets and other sources of evil are today, I wutd have clubs for Wbatina: and lyeeum work and free refreshments and speMing be-s. If our young people got the right start in life, they would not desire bare- lee-jred shows and bright Iighta" Doubt was earresed that Broad-vay could be turmd Into a chain of debating clubs and spelling bees. . "It can be done." said Miss Gaston. "They said that prohibition would never come, ei'ber. But New Tork knows better now. And so does every other eity. ; "I win preach the doctrine of Abra-linm Lincoln alt over the country." she added. "I look like Lincoln, anyhow." Tli 9 possibility of having the emb&r-rasa nnt of a husband without ' any particular governmental status running around the White Housewas pooh-poohed by the candidate. "I have no husband to bother about," fhe a!d cheerfully.' "It would be an HWfuf thiajr for a woman to decile if he did become President and haJ one CUa?t worsen could get their husbands asnu&i passes to the ball games, how ' ever, and that would dismiss this en-poyance during several months of the year.- . Miss Gaston' said she steod for a liberal foreign policy, but one that would la no way endanger American rights. "I am a mild reservationist." she sa'd. The candidate passed out chocolate creams. Lady Astor's Chatter Delights ParHainent LO iNTXW. Jan. L "Lady Astor Is en Soyiag the attentions she is receiving ia the House of Commons." says tne Star, "Her vivacity is infectious. Veteran members of Parliament are always smiyng at her. They enter and leave . the House with a new elasticity. There is a seramoie to s? near her. The - labor leaders eeem to look up a her, and Wvictory to Malce a Film the eye of the most critical One who is perfectly familiar with the actua New Tork scene would -declare be ' looking upon the real view. The shoot isg of this scene began at S o'clock a night and was not completed until afU-S o'clock the following morning. Durini that time Miss Young worked almost continually in the pouring rain and Ice-cold wind. The iatter was created b aeroplane pre pollers attached to powerful Liberty motors at both ends of the stage. Kiss Toung as the drug addict. Edmund Lowe, as a romantic male character and ZiormaiR lby (Kid McCoy) as a detective are. the . principals in this scene. ' Just how difficult It Is to secure effects in pictures was Illustrated by an Incident which took place in making "Eyes 'of Youth." The effect required was to show a Hindu Yogi making his appearance out of a cloud of mist in the presence of a. gathering in 'a reception -room of, the Ashling home. There he brings a mystic crystal to the attention of Glna Ashling, played by Miss Toung. , Five cameras were used. Steam pipes leading Into an aperture facing the reception room and covered by a double gauze curtain, were placed. The gause was wetted and a huge fwn was placed facing the curtain. Vincent Serrano, in the role of theYogi. then stepped into the aperture.' the pipes were opened and tha fan prevented the steam from penetrating into the reception room. Serrano passed through an opening in the curtain and the five cameras began clicking.- " One hour later the film was run off and found defective. The steam had so affected the actor's grease paint that his face looked like a red smudge. It was not until Serrano had put on water color Instead of cosmetic that the correct affect was obtained, and then .only after 63 retakes were made. More than 700 feet of negative were used to secure 60 feet of good film. , , i - are fed with a smile that illumines the whok chamber." , - "She wants to chat with everybody and when, 'the other night, the deputy speaker had called 'order, order' - because she was talking to a member on the floor. Lady Astor at once skipped across the bar. and airUy. waved her hand at the chair, as it to say, 'All right, old man: never mind. T daresay rl do It again before long. " . CLABA kiziball young. One of the most interesting: casts secured in some time to support a star is seen In "Eyes of Youth," the great film success featuring Clara Kimball Young,, which will be given its pre-mlef at the Liberty Theater next week. WlUism Curtleigh, well-known to theatergoers and recently to photoplay enthusiasts, has the role of Paolo Salvo, the Italian impresario, who inveigled Gina Ashling, played by Miss Young, into accompanying him to Europe on an operatic career. Gareth Hughes plays the role of Gina's younger brother. Edmund Low has the part of the successful suitor. Ralph Lewis and Milton Sills are also prominently cast. Vincent Serrano has the colorful role of the Hindu while Pauline Starke is entrusted with the part of Gina's younger sister Charles Ray who will "be seen at the Regent Theater. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, has a new crojm. He is called "the best liked actor on the American screen." Ray is typically American in his character delineations and as a result his naturalness has made h'ra beloved by the public. lie gets under the ckin of his characters and makes them live before the audience's eyes. Ray pictures are real slices of American life. Ray's newest picture. "Red-Hot Dollars." presents as an -American youth at work in a foundry, and through a series of incidents, and also accidents, comes into a fortune in a most unexpected manner. It is a play which will be lelished by all who see it. Tom Mix. the daredevil of the screen who will be seen In "The Feud" at the Savoy Thvater. Fifth avenue, downtown, all this week, has lived as many adventures as he depicts on the screen. Mix was born in the Southwest when that section of the country was rife with the spirit of lawlessness. He has been deputy sheriff, state and national enforcement officer, and a member of the Texas Ransers. He was a member of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American war, and later was chief of scouts In the Philippines. It is little wonder that Mix can carry appeal to audiences who wltnef s his daredevil stunts. Soldiers of Fortune at Olympic ft Kztensive traveling, wide newspaper experience, sad the faculty ef observing life made the late Richard Harding Davis one of the leading figure in American' literature and by bin faithful eportraral of experiences of adventures In Latin America he haa endeared himself wltn the American public forever. -One of tha beat known novels and one which tella some of hia own experiences la his stirring tale "Soldiers of Fortune." 'which Allan Dwan has produced for the devotees of the movies and filmed The picture will be shows ail this week at the Olmplc Theater. "Soldiers of Fortune" thr-raffh Its many thrilling; episodes and abundance of action lends Itself admirably to photoplay 'interpretation The book was a wonderful success and when it appeared on the legitimate stage some years ago It won just as piaenooienaj success. Offering it as a film p ay it has been possible to present it In more vivid" colors, and with much broader strokes than the limitation of the spoken drajna would permit. Yet at the same time ail the original romantic charm of the story has been preserved.- Hundreds of eow.fcoy.s and several cotnpanlea of Mexican half soldier bandits were secured to stage the 'battle scenes. Uses Telephone To Test Phonograph Gladys Brockwell has devised a new scheme for .buying records for her phonograph,' and tells of it for the benefit of those who regret the consumption of time devoted to such purchases. ' The idea was born one day when she 'called up the store Where she buys her records for an. appoint ment to hear some late ones they had just received. She could hardly hear the salesman talking at the other. end of the wire. Drowning his voice were the Insistent strains ofj a waltz record being played for the approval of some customer in the store. '. ! It was then she astonished the salesman. "Please play Caruso's Ave Maria record," she said. The sales' man replied" that he would do so as soon as she arrived at the store; but this was not what Miss Brockwell wanted. "No. play It now," she Insisted. "I can. hear perfectly well over the I hone." , The record was played and nothing of its beauty was lost In the transfer of the music over the wire. "I'll take that one," said Miss Brockwell. "And now will you kindly play some of the new records for me?" When her selection had been made, she proceeded leisurely ' with 'her dressing, happy in the completion of the several hours saved inher busy day. An Old One Eevived. He was a dead rirtgsr for Francis X Bushman on the exterior. His ciothes had a distinctive stamp and were beautifully pressed. He wore grease-paint, a lavender tie, diamond cuff links and patent leather shoes. To all appear a nee s, he was one of those inoffensive actor chaps. Hurrying around a corner of the glass stage at the Brunton studios he collided full tilt with a husky property man. "Watcha bump me forf'demanded the. big man gruffly. "Sorry, couldn't help it." said the actor person. i "Gotta mind .to bounce you one," observed the prop man. "Easy, now," warned the other "You know. I might bounce you de." The prop man gave one look. St the patent leather shoes and began taking off his ftoat. The next moment a p De-driver left connected with his chin. An hour later he came to ill the studio hospital. , -' "Who hit me?" he asked. "Jack Dempsey!" said an attendant. , And the prop man went back lo sleep. THE PITTSBURGH SUNDAY OLYMPIC "SocUrsofroriune " C 1 J ack Kerrigan Says; The most some people do toward making a name for themselves is to sign a hotel register. . ' The cafeterias are offering an unusual line of umbrellas this season. A fire occurred recently at the Brunton studios, n Four press agents were lost but no appreciable damage was done. , Generally speaking, girls are generally speaking. Records show that at least Tfi well-know picture actors have taken the part of the kaiser. Treason, eh, wot? Many a convict has filed his way out after prayers. Another shoe store has been opened in Hollywood. Some stampsi and a valu able watch-dog were taken. - Jewlrs have a habit of working over time, , Headline in 1927 H. J?iltmore Jones leaves next week for . Canada to take a smoke. The chronicler Baid truly ' of picture players they toil not,' neither do they spin, yet Solomon in an his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Penn and Highlflnd" masterpiece JflZK HOLT SEEN1 OVcM and ALL-STAR CAST. r ana hlw siin -r IfJot a war picture, "but Coma.tJtf Rim. SNeMxjQ Topical 7tps II SMlssasBSSBBBBBBaSSBSBSBaTsTsasTSlsTsTsTsTsM rrur. fr'h Sat. KRED- HUTK m EDD LlMEE" Another bin huttipn interest stofU M Aaturiirg 'titSttst liKed actor en nit tmrtrj Comedn Kews weeMil q.'.y,iHm;V.?fo mi , ;, j R D WLAN D AND ICLtt TMETRGrn POST, JANUARY 4, 1920. ' ..... .... . , . N . , ..(.....,.. , ., ' : "' V ... . .(.. ; lllll! ' fe'j i-. . j ' rvA toKCMU j rt "Eyes ef YootHV. ., : A Asks Miriam Cooper To Figure as Her Acadian Ancestress Miriam Cooper, the beautiful heroine of the great American classic. '"Evangeline," has received a letter which process that some of ' the facts of this weary old world are indeed more strange than the fiction that grows in the minds of the authors of the best sellers. This letter, which Hiss Coop r regards as one of her most prised poe sessions." comes from a woman In : town in Kansas and reads as follows: "Dear jMiss Cooper: You can have nc idea how closely your beautiful presentation of Evangeline came home to me and my famiiy. On my mother's side we are descended from one of those old Acadian families that met such tragic fate at the hands of the tyrants. '- Our ancestress, herself a young wife and mother when- that terrible event took place, was more fortunate than Evangeline and was deported with her husband. Yet her little boy, died in her arms from exposure. Their grief and long wanderings have come down to us in our family history. . ."The rtory of that girl of long ago has made a vivid impression on all her descendants, and In my dreams I have pictured her as I saw you dressed to "Evangeline" and with the same big. sad. appealing eyes. So l,ask you for a photograph of yourself as Evangeline since you will understand that we can have no likeness "whatever of that long ago Acadian ancestress. , War Experts Pass . On Film Battles A military general staff, such as the League of Nations, may sometime form, to guide the destinies of the world's armies, is in actual operation at Universal City, Cal. This military high command at the -world's film rapital Is made up of M officers from various-armies. ; Its duty is .to supervise air military pictures made by the Universal and to assure correctness in portraying; the various cnl-j forms, formations and army customs. Perhaps no body of men is more Individually interesting than these military attaches. Lieutenant O. I Lock-lear, the aviator who Jumps from plane to plane in mid-air, represents the Unlled States air service. The , British' service is represented by Captain Philip Hubbard, a veteran of the early Flanders campaigns. He-became incapacitated and was retired from active service. Among the military attaches with the most distinguished war record may. be mentioned Lieutenant Rene Guignard, an officer of the Sixty-flfth French infantry who won the Croix de Guerre and the Military Medal for exceptional bravery at the Marne. The lieutenant's record Is paralleled by that of Brigadier Constantino Franks, formerly of the Belgians who wears the Croix de Guerre- with the palm. ' . Rudolph Valentino serves as Italian military attache. Mr. Valentino i a graduate of the Italian military academy and comes of a family of Italian officers. . , y The former Russian dynasty is represented by Jakov Freulich. formerly a centurion of Cossacks aayl noted as one of the most daring horsemen in tha. fnM,i Af t i e let An, afr. Frptl - llch Is now In Los Angeles acting in the capacity or tne mm capital star 'portrait photographer. Mar. Tubs. Wma- MAURICE. I T0URNEUR5I with , . ,i, a throbbing 0 J t MacK a 1 W7 & - Ear0--. Wiwms itV Tfte&h : Wo' s-T: v. ,WIU. ROGERS UUDUiO At Loew's Lyceum next week "Will Rogers wiU.be seen in his latest photo-play. "Juoilo," based on the story -of the same name published in "The Saturday Evening Post." Rogers, whose hit in "Almost a Husband." is well remembered, plays the role of a hobo, and he is said to be funnier than ever. He is the lovable' wanderer, with aa aversion to work and who tumbles into the land of romance and adven ture via the big train holdup. The play is bright and funny; it throbs with real drama and human lives and the fascinating story of the pretty' girl and the hobo is delightfully amusing and entertaining. ' Geraldine Farrar's New Picture Pierre Louys, the French author f spectacular and colorful novels, whose "Aphrodite is one of the dramatic features of the theatrical season in Xew York, will be represented on the screen in the near future when Gotdwyn's production of his The Woman and the Puppet is released with Geraldine Far- rar as the woman. ; The photoplay is completed and i3 schedultd for early distribution. - ' ; ' , .Both "Aphrodite- and "The Woman and the Puppet" created sensatiou when they were published as- novels. The latter story deals with the love ot a fiery - Spanish cigarette girl for an army captain. It is rich in scenes . of Spanish UfeC and gives a clear conception of the impetuous 'freedom of the factory girls and their eternal courtship by the soldiers garrisoned in the town. ..'-.' '.X Geraldine Farrar does some f the finest work of her screen career in this picturisatloa of Jrlerre Louys novel. She lias the role with which the famous French . actress, Regina Bade, electri- J fied Paris wfcen she played It some years ago. Throughout the entire picture, Mias Farrar Is the tense, yet sinuous Spanish girl who plays with, love, yet never permits herself to become a soldier's toy. - It is interesting to note that both "The Woman and the Puppet" and "Aphrodite" have bad similar histories. They vsfre first written as novels, and then dramatised by Pierre Jrrondaie. However, the earlier .work. The Woman and, the Puppet. he never been piayed in America on the stage. Its first appearance in America will be In the "photoplay forra. DIAMOTVO STXGS. beautiful new de-slsns la the aew white and green solid gold, enarared ana pterceo mountings solitaires and clusters. Baay credit terms. tioftls Bros. & Co.. 61 Liberty ave. Adv. Ponn andhaan majt vitas ptxoticuiiy suiiTJortRd tm toceGate "P?' t.r. ? I sills , W 5 tativ,i iyinceritl !jiwi)liaml gSsffano.i IDtMgg FTho ctronc3 and iacnutna du rVaturc 5 o tins ttD Tatcol ogcrmaj '5ofdlrs. ofFoHutt ''3r Often 3OSSOK7S (Walter Long . I don't know what you're going to play Tout you look the type. Bo upssjairs at i o'clock.' Thus did IX TV. Griffith engage Walter Long for a part in "The Escape" at the old Reliance studio in New York. Mr. Lons went ur to the producing floor at 2 o'clock as per instructions, and stayed under Mr. Griffith's tutelage for tnree years. . Mr. Lang's real debut in pictures took place In 1969 with Broncho Billy. After a abort time of working mder the flimsy conditions of the old days, he thought that moving pictures were a waste of time so he returned to the stage, .When he came back to the screen upon Mr. Griffith's unique request.- the business looked more like a regular industry to him so he decided to take it seriously. It may b that he overdid this attitude a bit, for he has never had anything but serious roles given him. And generally ttvey are mean ones. When Griffith assembiod the cast for "The Birth of a Natkn,',he picked on Walter Long to impersonate Gus, the brutal, animal-like Negro. Who ia one of Ibe first "marked" by the Klu.Klux Klan. This part,' it seems, has linked itself tip permanently with Mr. Long's person. He enlisted during the war. and. due to his studious attention to military tactics and early army training, soon won a captaincy in the coast mimiixm Richard Harding Davis Story h y ' J" 9 FEATURING Kcrman Kerry and A Story of Love, Romance and Adventoe, next , n fi r a i. niraF, f Ann ah R WEEK 4 in "FI.AME si TtTttufinMiifYinimiiiiiiimr I ' THE MOST LIKTSABTLR Cm. Tns. CHAP OF THE SC&EEM CHARLES RAY talfDHOTOOllABS" rATHE wrewa COMEDIES DiTTcni I ll WWiaiaTi gPnGSENTATIOMl Tho BtCtf aurpriircs T- , . a ana tiiriixs in thi? powet-i I'nnn m Thp storH aF a lavo that vvipod aut a hatred born in lie bload'T:: Hp- JpxCnmadiaTia Bathing Boauticb ial visuofl 1 i Back on Screen artillery. On the field, of course. The was addressed by his title, bat In the barracks he was Just "Gus. His) fellow officers recognised him upon his or rival t in camp, and at once applied his erstwhile role name and it stuck. -. In "Intolerance" Walter Long played parts until b ran out of make-upa. He is seen throughout the picture, having a total of something like 30 characters). The one most prominent is that of the musketeer of the slums" in the modern j episode. ' , I Mr. Long U at present playing an im- portant part in support of Anita. Stewart In the Louis B. Mayer-First National attraction. "Tho Fighting Shepherdess." by Caroline Lockhart. 'As usual, it is a villainous role. . He 1? never cast in any other kind. Chinese Give Play ; For French Orphans PARIS, Jan. X Chinese contract laborers brought here during the war have given a play in the Niort theater x for the benefit of French War Orphans. Most of the men were illiterate when they came to work behind the fighting (fronts. They learned to read their own language and are making progress In French under Y.M.C.A. instruction. tttiiihiitti u mm cm ATI. Anna & Nikcp OF, THE DESERT" OILLIE BIO Tkars, FA Stf. THE K X H ITAalATnra COMEDY.DBAJ1A .1' VAUTEUA liOJCO PATHS NEWS COtTEOUBS tern. 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