Motion Picture News (Sept-Oct 1916)

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October 21, 1916 MOTION PICTURE NEWS 2537 SURGERY TAUGHT BY MOTION PICTURES For the first time motion pictures have been applied as an aid to the most difficult operations in surgery. Last Monday Dr. S. William Schapira, member of the Academy of Medicine, lectured at Fordham University on various Genito-Urinary operations, and illustrated his lecture with motion pictures of actual operationes performed by him. These pictures, which possess an extraordinary scientific value, cover thirteen distinct operations, and were made by a Pathe cameraman, under Dr. Schapira's direction. In the past surgical lectures have been illustrated by " still " pictures or drawings and much of the detail has been lost. In these motion pictures every movement is clearly shown and it is not too much to say that a new era has dawned in the teaching of surgery. INCREASED NUMBER OF PRINTS FOR MUTUAL WEEKLY The strong position enjoyed by the Gaumont single-reel releases is reflected in the increasing number of prints ordered from week to week by the Mutual Film Corporation, through which these popular pictures reach exhibitors. The Gaumont Company now offers a diversified program in its three single-reels which are prepared with the sole idea of providing entertainment of a character to contrast with the photodrama which may be shown at the same time by the exhibitor. The Mutual Weekly, the oldest of the three Gaumont single-reels, gives the news of the world, " Reel Life " gives pictures that correspond to what one finds in a good magazine, and " See America First " and the animated cartoon provide both entertaining views of our own land and American humor. INTERNATIONAL SCORES ANOTHER BEAT The International scored another beat for the Hearst News Pictorial last Saturday with the Astor Cup Race pictures. The race was decided at five o'clock and four hours later, at nine o'clock, the film was shown in a number of New York theatres. The pictures were greeted with enthusiastic applause. The International is particularly proud of the achievement, following its beats on the arrival of the Deutschland at Baltimore and Bremen and the New Jersey explosion. Universalists at Work. — Left, Dan Russell Up in the Air in " Terrors of a Turkish Bath " ; Right, Producer Raymond Wells, Cameraman Gilbert Warrenton and Ruth Stonehouse, the Star, Working on a Scene from " Kincaid. Gambler " Edith Storey Leaves for Trip Across Continent Popular Vitagraph Star, Accompanied by Her Mother, Gets Rousing Seud Off at Grand Central Station San Antonio. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, upon the 12th of October she will appear in the leading photoplay houses in conjunction with some of her features such as " The Tarantula," " The Shop Girl," "The Two-Edged Sword," " The Christian," etc. At the time this is written no announcement has been made of the production that will be put on with Miss Storey in the leading role at Vitagraph's Western studio in Hollywood. It is probable that she will be under the direction of William Wolbert. In all, it is estimated, that Miss Storey will appear personally in fifty theatres before she arrives in Los Angeles. Miss Storey's last picture made on the Coast for Vitagraph was " Captain Alvarez," and this triumphful return to California is expected to be productive of a super feature. A big campaign of publicity has been undertaken by the V-L-S-E managers in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas and San Antonio and all co-operating they will do much to popularize this already famous Greater Vitagraph girl. W^IAT promises to be one of the most successful tours ever taken by a photoplay star was inaugurated on Monday evening October 2, when Miss Edith Storey bade her friends farewell in the Grand Central Station, New York. Miss Storey and her mother, who accompanies her on this trip, were given a rousing send-off by a big delegation if Vitagraph favorites, V-L-S-E salesmen and exhibitors. Seated in the cab of the electric locomotive, with her hand on the throttle, she was photographed with a group around her, consisting of Earle Williams, Antonio Moreno, Alice Joyce, Harry Morey, Eulalie Jensen, Charles Kent, Mary Maurice, Rose Tapley, Adele Kelly, Director Van Dyke Brooke, Brinsley Shaw, Director Wm. P. S. Earle, Templer Saxe, Robert Gaillard and A. Victor Smith, representing President A. E. Smith and J. Stuart Blackton, who were not able to be present. Miss Storey's itinerary calls for two days in Chicago, two in St. Louis, two in Kansas City, a day in Dallas and two days in THE COUNTRY THAT GOD FORGOT " POPULAR All reports received in the offices of the Selig Polyscope Company are to the effect that the Selig Red Seal Play, " The Country That God Forgot," is proving unusually popular and that exhibitors in all sections of the country are taking an interest in the drama and arranging bookings. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer states that " The Country That God Forgot " has never been surpassed in western drama. Reports from Kleine-Edison-Selig-Essanay Service exchanges received at the Selig offices, Chicago, are all in accord as to the prospect of the Selig play scoring a tremendous success. In many cities " The Country That God Forgot " has been booked for from three days to a week's run, so great is its popularity. President Wilson and Thomas H. Ince at Shadow Lawn