Variety (April 1912)

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14 VARIETY Al Litt has left the Lincoln Cafe. Jack Manion will return to the Pekin Monday. Florence Lane, the stout young lady, is at the Qreen Turtle. Al Herman, "The Original Bug," la at the Oreen Turtle. .*#! Bill Cripps is the Carleton xm*^ prize horn blower. oe Lillian Bradley leaves the Folies Bergere for Hickey's, Brooklyn. Henri Tnssenbrok is pianist at Raub's, Brooklyn. Emmet Gnllfoyle, the circus imi- tator, has left the Green Turtle for the Pekin. Jimmy O'Brien, formerly with the Five Melody Maids and a Man is now at the College Inn (126th street). Jennnett Spellman, "The Oirl From the Coast," quit the Poodle Dog for Fleischmann's (42d street). George Whiting claims he is going to open a Cabaret at Coney Island May 1. The grand concert at Fleischman's Bronx (a benefit for the house or- chestra) is to be held May 8. The Oxford (126th street) might do some business, with regular enter- tainers. Wine and matzohs do not agree with Joe Schwab, the silver tenor, at the Garden this week. Bill Robinson, manager of Broady's Restaurant(Wendover avenue, Bronx), put on a Cabaret this week. Turner, Le Maire and Dot Keller are at Hickey's, Brooklyn. They made good at Healey's (146th street). Margaret Mudge, after five weeks at (George) Rector's, started an en- gagement Saturday at Shanley's (43d street). Mae Flanagan, of the Leo Feist song factory, has a picture hanging in her office some one at Carleton Terrace gave her. They say there's a reason. Billy Elmer is at the Green Turtle preparing an act for vaudeville, he says, from which division Mr. Elmer arrives on the Cabaret scene. Al Tint has Just arrived in New York from Frisco on a canal boat. He dropped in the Pekin to see Baby Doll. Evelyn Delmar and Elizabeth Ar- dell, the two classy girls at Raub's, Brooklyn, are two of the best singing entertainers Raub's has ever had. Marion Green, "The Girl with the Red Hat," has gone to Cambridge, Mass., for a week's vacation. 8he will return to the Cafe Revue Monday. NEWS OF THE CABARETS The dance of "The Midnight Sun," given by the Folies Bergere, was held at the Folies (Broadway and 48th) last night. R. Green, once a waiter at the Fo- * ••>■&- »»«pe, saved up his tips, and will open a Cabaret at Hums' olu w-^ (6th avenue) about May 1. The Cafe Madrid is pretty lively late in the morning. The Cabaret show there mostly runs to dancing, on the floor. Often a couple from the tables mix in with the professionals. Joe Schwab at the Garden is caus- ing quite a hit every night with Ray- mond Walker's song, "1 Don't Care Whose Girl You Are." Walker leaves there this week. Martin Cornell wanted to sell Mike Fertig, of Fleischman's (Bronx) an aeroplane. Mike answered: "Let me alone; I have ten weeks here, and I want to buy a house." Babe Doll Morrison transferred from the Green Turtle to the Pekin this week. Babe is some gal with the "rags." She tried vaudeville once, and can't forget it. Rose Mitchell, from the Coast, who has a gold medal for delivery of a "Texas Tommy" that was voted right, has been engaged for the Green Tur- tle. The boys at the Garden would like to see their friend, Balard McDonald, the song composer, recently reported dead in Chicago. He has since been seen in New York. Referred to last week as a "colored female impersonator," De Foreste says his mother is an Iroquois Indian and his father a Castillian Spaniard, there- fore he is not colored. Jack Shayne (formerly Shayne and King) after splitting partnership was making a noise at the College Inn (126th street) until he was re-paired with Bob Matthews. Eddie Roth, known as "Nemo," the ragtime violinist, has formed a part- nership with Harry Delson. Both} are at the Eldorado. They are re- hearsing an act for vaudeville. Victor Hyde, now at Hickey's, Brooklyn, put on the Three Whirl- winds Dancers at the Folies Bergere. Bob Keiser, manager, who is getting silver-headed, has given the team a contract for eight weeks. "Funny, Bunny, Hug" is the new song Raymond Walker and Will Tracy, at the Garden, have given Fred Helf to publish. The boys grabbed the title Trom a dance in practice for a time, but which was generally stopped. It was voted too warm for the "Bear" division. Bessie Guzzy, pianist at the Rits Grill, has been engaged to play the instrument for the ill diners, so they can do the "Turkey Trot." But wheth- er before or after meals or between courses, no one knows. tJ . to T||$. Pekln's bill consists of Fred Taylor, singer (an. J• 3EXZX&' Q& the Bhow), Emmet Gullfoyle, Elizabeth^ Morrison ("Baby Doll"), Pierce Kee- gan, May Bennett, Helen Gray and May McCarthy. Arthur Harris, a clever and dapper little boy, who wears a dark striped suit, white shoes, hat, cane and a bouttoneire, has been making himself popular around the large Cabarets in town. He is now at Fleischman's (Bronx) singing the latest songs. John Cook and the White Bros, played the Poll time last week. Sun- day night "Cookey" was feeling good, and amused the patrons of the Gene Sennett's Cafe (Westchester and Ber- gen avenues). The three-act is booked on the S.-C. Circuit. Jack Clifford and Irene Weston, now programed principals with the new Ziegfeld show, "A Winsome Wid- ow," owe their presence there with "turkey trot" and "grizzly bear" dancing to Shanley's Cabaret, where the young couple appeared for weeks. Edward J. Reilly (one of the regu- lars at the Green Turtle) closed a profitable deal one day last week and Immediately proceeded to bathe the performers in that Cabaret with wine. It doesn't happen often, so the bunch went right to it. Lew Levy, the "coon shouter" who sings F. A. Mills' songs, is manager of the Cabaret at the Lincoln Cafe (B2d and Broadway). He has Billy West. Pnbe Elinore, Rose McGarrity, Joe Fennossy, Lewie Butts Ebely, pianist, and Harry Jones (The Boy From Chicago) entertaining. Billy Webber is the big gun at Carleton Terrace. When any special event of his life, like a birthday, oc- curs Mr. Webber celebrates it with the entertainers. As he has been known to slip a live for a song and a yellow to the orchestra, Billy has some stand- ing up there. And he is a pretty good little skate, at that. The Eldorado (5 2d street) has some very good singers. Jimmy Flynn is there. He has made himself well liked in many cabarets. The others are Eddie Roth, ragtime violinist; Ed- die Murray, Frank McGinty, Harry Delson, Fred Mead, pianist; Charlie Grohs, Lillie Woods, and an orchestra of seven pieces; each man wearing a green uniform. at the Garden. The boys have im- proved wonderfully. Smith, who was an everyday sport (whatever that is), happened to jump on a car one day. Hearing Boyle, a conductor on the car at the time, singing, he took a fancy to him and guessed he would make a good team. The idea was not a bad one, as the boyB prove. Providence, April 10. The Cabaret habit is getting some- thing of a firm hold in Providence. Three of the hotels here have enter- tainers. At the Narragansett are Esther Irwin Wood, Grace • Lambert, Billy Frazer, v»tf»n Muller. The New- man Hotel has the Dailey T^ln- Frank Bernier, Bella Ackley, Addle Iola Hicks, Helen Bell. At the Blackstone are Elizabeth Laurie, Adwell and Coombs, Laurel Quartet, with another turn for the show that was filled in since Sunday. Atlantic City, April 10. Entertainers at the Cabarets here Just now are: Old Vienna—De Las- ka and Bennett, Arthur Gordon, Jos. Rodgers, Miss Fair. Dunlop Cafe— Armstrong and Clark, Mabel Young, Walter Davidson. Islesworth—Lena Quinn, Misses Blouche and Leala Eng- lish, Blake. Rudolf—Christine Nich- ols. Wiltshire—Jos. McNally. Jack- son—Edna Hunter. Barnay's (for- merly New Berkeley Cafe)—Blanche A. Hollis, H. E. Dolen, I. S. Conger. Most of the singers are down here for the holidays only. Shanley's (43d street) has the rec- ord for a full Cabaret every night. Tom Shanley, Jr., has some of the best entertainers on Broadway. The diners stick around nowadays until 2 a. m. The show consists of the Coun- try Boy, comedian; Pete Bernard, singer; Clifford and Weston, dancing; Tom Townsen, pianist; Billy Tames, singer; Blanche Babette, singer; Van- dervort and Kline, Hortense Zaro, singer; Gertrude Merritt, singer; Clif- ford, Weston and Bernard, headliners. Popper's Vienna Elite Orchestra fur- nishes the music, and Julian Fuks, solo organist. If yon want to see clever Cabaret entertainers, catch Smith and Boyle Freund's Cafe (177th street and Webster avenue) has been remodeled into a regular cafe and restaurant which is running a very good Cabaret. Freund's was formerly a wine cellar. The proprietor has been sticking around the neighborhood for the past twenty-five years. Enough coin was gathered by him during that time to become the owner of the Tremont the- atre, and they say he is under cover a hundred other ways also. His pro- gram in the cafe is Evelyn Mayrlch, a singer (and that goes); Herman Ru- bens, who might have copped that name because he plays a violin; Ed- ward Peck, the custodian of the piano keys who can't play without dancing on the seat, and Jack Kelly, one of the best entertainers in the business. Freund's will have a summer garden ready by the time the hot atmosphere floats in. It will be employed during the winter as well.