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Vol. 14. No. 16
JUST TO MAKE TALK
AS sure as the sun will shine once or twice during the coming year, biographies will arrive at this office intended for Motion Picture Studio Directory too late for current publication. Maverick Terrell's is the first. The following account of Mr. Terrell by himself arrived too late for publication in the Studio Directory which is now out and enjoying record br'eaking consumption (adv.). But the account is too good to escape print.
By the way Mr. Terrell has this to say of the Directory : " Late or not late I again commend the public spirit back of your Studio Directory. You have done a good service to this new profession — more power to you." (Adv.)
Now for the terrellizing of Terrell :
Maverick Terrell, Staff Author, one of Charlie Chaplin's hired funny men:
Maverick Terrell as written up by Maverick Terrell is admittedly quite the best of intensely interesting reading matter.
Mr. Terrell was born in Indianapolis, we will say, about forty years ago, and the place has been literary to an extreme ever since. At the tender age of two, Mr. Terrell took his collective parents by the hand and exit suddenly for San Antonio, Texas, for nd' other purpose than to move on. In those days it was cheaper.
San Antonio, Texas, stood for Maverick Terrell for twelve years, which is indeed some stood — for Mr. Terrell; never mind San Antonio. Then Mr. Terrell's male parent became United States Minister to Belgium, which has much to do with Maverick Terrell's vivid personality. At that young Terrell did get to Europe with his paw and stayed over just long enough to never forget to mention the fact.
He brought back with him most of the culture of effete Europe and a love for the theatre which has obsessed him ever since— the love, not the culture. Mr. Terrell's pater then sent his first bom to De Pauw University.
Then Mr. Terrell went back to cultured Europe for a year as a newspaper correspondent. Then Maverick Terrell, being unusual, came West and discovered Seattle. Maverick Terrell has written things in his literary chop sueyism, many things, some fairly bad, some indifferent, some rotten, but the funniest was " Shanghaied," a comedy in film form. Perhaps the fact that Charlie Chaplin appeared in it had something to do with this. Mr. Terrell is co-author of the playlets, " The Real ' Q," " " The Woman in the Park," and " Detectivism," that appeared in Smart Set magazine and the vaudeville theatres. He is author of " The Other Fellow," " This Is the Life," and " Temperament," some more Smart Set and stage stuff, and co-author with Rachael Marshall of the plays, " Friday the Thirteenth " and " The Cave Lady."
Maverick Terrell was a newspaper writer for several years in other cities than New York, but why mention the fact? Mr. Terrell has money, but that is another risk of mention, and fact. Maverick Terrell in appearance is muchly in evidence, outside of which he is the normal paid humorist. He is a light bay, with gentle disposition, and stands well without hitching.
The Screen Club has moved again. The new building has more floors, more bar room, more class and more everything. A farewell was given to the old home on the last day in September. The bar license ran out at twelve o'clock that night, but they say everyone present bought in advance until three in the morning, thus creeping around the craft of License Commissioner Bell. By the way, the new building is 117 East 45th Street.
H. H. Buxbaum, branch manager in New York City for General Film Company, is a firm believer in preparedness. Even at
this date, when he has no inclination of giving up h i s position, ■ he is preparing the way for his successor in the person of Harry F. Buxbaum, the youngster whose picture is presented in this issue of Motion
Picture News. Mr. Buxbaum says that Harry F. has some original ideas with regard to motion pictures that some day he hopes to see come true. Father Buxbaum is known throughout the United States wherever there is a film exchange, having been connected with General Film Service for many years.
Little Madge Evans, of the William A. Brady forces, has become so popular that her services are sought after by all companies. Robert Vignola of Famous Players who is now putting on " Seventeen " from Booth Tarkington's novel, needed her for an important juvenile role in the production and nothing would do until he had succeeded in borrowing the diminutive lady from Mr. Brady.
George D. Proctor, the original conductor of this column and Harvey F. Thew, his successor, are both in Los Angeles at the present writing, New York having been to hot for them after a short time at the conducting job. So the boss wished it on us (for safety's sake we will not divulge our name), and we strongly suspect some ulterior motive behind this action, although never to our recollection have we done anything to cause the boss to desire a whole continent between us.
At that there may be something in the fact that both George and Harvey are working for Lasky.
AUithe News That Fits, We Print Longacre Square, N. Y., October 7,|1916
It is with regret that we announce the temporary or perhaps permanent decease of the Bayside Bugle. Bayside, however, is something of a summer colony and owing to the insistent demand of subscribers who have moved to the metropolis for the winter months, the Bayside printing plant along with the entire staff has been transplanted to Broadway. A number of additions have been made in the personnel of the editorial and subscription departments, in order to take care of the increased business.
The policy of the Longacre Lampoon will be identical to that of the defunct Bugle in some respects and much broader in others. All the news that registers in the area between the World's Tower and the Godfrey building will be reported in these columns. Correspondence is invited.
— Lou Tellegen of here and Hollywood, w. k. husband of Jerry Farrar was seen riding about town last wk. Lou wore a blue collar.
— Miss M. Milne, sister of the w. k. reviewer, wants to debut into pictures, after having been Chataquaing for 3 yrs. All offers rec'ved at this office, (adv.)
—Geo. Walsh, the w. k. Bill Fox director is kicking again Geo. was once on the college 11
— M. Miggins, of here and Bill Fox's will marry Thanksgiving Day. Best wishes Miggins, say we.
— A. H. Shirk has quit Telegraphing to crash into the Mirror.
— Jim Stiles of Freeport was in town last wk. Jim had 40 ft. of film with himself as lead in to^y, which he showed around. Jim is a fine actor and we R not his p. a.
— Quadruple b. b. play. Fred'k Jim Smith to Mirror to Triangle to Mail. Come again Fred'k say we.
— Lynde Denig of here has bought a supper coat now, he having discovered the price was cheaper than the total rents. Lynde goes to all the 1st nights.
— Tom Kennedy may buy a suit soon.
— A. Smith has a pretty sister, which everyone thinks a movie actress these days.
— Fritz Tidden says " Polyanna " is such a good show, some enterprising fillum man ought to buy the rights, it now being run on the stage. (Adv.)
— H. Reichenbach of Bayside and other points will have to puU some big stunts to get publicized here each wk.
— Les Mason of N. York and Newark was vacationing at Atlantic City last wk.
— The B'klyn b. b. team having won the orifiame, Gladys Brockwell claims that berg as her birthplace. If B'klyn were not such a fine town, Gladys might be accused of having sought publicity.
— There are no steps on the new club house of the Sc. Club and they will be missed extensively by some few who used to sit there extensively.
— Geo. Terwilliger formerly of Philly has a new job. Geo. will announce it soon.
— Tom Geraghty is no longer in our midst, he having departed for Los Angeles. Tom will do continuity in spare moments.
— Grace Darling wears attractive night attire in a coming picture, looking more ready for a ball than a bed.
— Wm. Parke's " Prudence, the Pirate," which he did for Ed. Thanhouser is one of the best pictures of the yr, say we and others.
— Herbert Hortense Van Loan is back on the square, he having been to Nassau. Herbert doesn't know where hell go next.