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VARIETY ^mETY Publlatae*d Waakly by VARIETY PUBLISHING CO. Times BQuare. N«w York. 8IMB 8II.TKBMAN Proprietor CHICAGO Majestlo Theatre Bldg. JOHN J. O'CONNOB SAN FRANCISCO Fantasce Theatre Bide. ICDWABO SCOTT LONDON IS Charlnc Cross Road JES8B FBBBMAN PABIS 66 bis, Rue Saint Didler EDWABD O. KENDBBW BBBUN 68 Stromst B. A. LBVT ADVERTISEMENTS Advertising copjr tor current Issue must reach New York office by Wednesday evenlnff. Advertisements by mall should be accom- panled by remittances. SUBSCRIPTION Annual |4 Forelfn i Single copies, 10 cents Entered as second-class matt er at New York. Vol. XXXIII. February 13,1914. No. 11 The Golden Iroupe has gone to South Africa. "General John Regan" will open the Plymouth, Boston, next fall. Gertrude Hoffman will start on a round of the New York big time vaude- ville houses, March 16, at the Colonial. "The Turning Point," sponsored by N. S. Scoville, opened a road tour in Springville, la., last week. O. S. Hathaway (Hathaway's Thea- tre Circuit) returned Monday from the south. Jeanette Dupre is producing a new vaudeville act for herself, with four people. It will be ready Feb. 23. Emile Agoust and Simone de Beryl are to appear at Hammerstein's March 2, in a new turn for vaudeville they are now preparing. Fields and Lewis are in the middle w^st and have been booked around there, also the Pantagcs Circuit, until next July, playing "independent time." J. G. Burch, niana«:cr of McVicker's. Chicago, used up the week looking over the New York shows, accom- panied hy Mrs. Burch. Rosamond Johnson has returned from England. His late partner, Charles Hart, is working.; alone over there. J. H. McCarron, formerly manaj^er of the Liberty, Pittshurj^h. is now man- ager of the Family. Dctrfiit, succecdinif Charles H. Preston, who resigned. "The Speckled Band" is to remain at the Studcbakcr. Cliicago. It's one of the early New York bookings for next season. "Omar, the Tcntmaker," now at the Booth, will take to the road at the conclusion of its present engagement there, James Duncan has accepted "His Movie Hero" from Charles Horwitz and placed the sketch with three people in rehearsal this week. "More Sinned Against Than Usual" will start over the Sullivan-Considine Circuit March 1, at Ft. Wayne. With the act will go Dick Lynch, who will also do a "single" on the same bill. George Elliott is now house man- ager of the Colonial, Haverhill, Mass., replacing William L. Furber, who is associated with Louis B. Mayer in pic- tures. The Clarence Sisters have returned to their native heath. Australia and opened a picture house. They were known over here as "The Australian Nuggets." Neil Tomey, who dramatized "Freck- les," has completed a dramatization of E. Philip Oppenheim's novel, "The Malefactors," to be produced shortly after Easter. Margaret Burke has Ijft the "Three Twins" tabloid and may return to stock. Fernando Myro, assistant with Thurston, the magician, and Jay J. Klink, who has been Thurston's sec- retary for several years, were married at Indianapolis, Jan. 27. Sam Bernard is now in daily rehear- sal at the Casino with the proposed revival of "The Girl From Kay's." The show is expected to be ready for its opening by March 1. "The Man on the Case" closed only temporarily or just long enough to permit the management to give the play a new cast. Leo F. Harrison man- ages the troupe which has been playing Iowa dates. The surviving members of the Wil- liam Wood company which played "Macaria" in the south and had a har- rowing experience on the ill-fated Monroe off the coast of Virginia, intend to bring heavy damage suits against the boat company and others who may be held responsible for the disaster in which some of the players lost their lives. NEWSPAPER MEN Variety is desirons of tacarlag aawspaper man throughout tha U. 8. and Canada, as ita corraapoodaiita. Spaca rates wUl ba paid. Tha aaoal theatrical paper corrcsp o ndant la being replaced on Variety by trained newspaper men as rapidly as poiaible. Any newspaper man with aorae knowledge of theatricala who may wlih to be attached to Variety'B staff, on write direct to Varktj, New York. Variety has discontinued pristiiig weekly reports of shows snd theatres from the smaller dtiea, carrying only some of the biggest towns in the non- pareil with displayed heads. Where a newspaper nan ia located as corro- spondent he will not be called upon to fnrniah anything weekly beyond current news events from his town and territory. Thla in either by mail or wire as it breaks.^^-*-"...;^. , • > Flora Borchers, of Jincinnati, was operated on at Christ Hospital for ap- pendicitis, and is rapidly recovering. She was taken ill while singing at the Watterson Hotel, Louisville. Arnold Wolford (Darcy & Wolford) was brought hack to \cw York by train, Sunday, from Miami, Fla., whither he had been transported by boat from Nassau in the Bahama Islands quite ill with a threatened at- tack of pneumonia. George Bowles walked down Broad- way last Monday with a neatly tied package, and on being (|uizzed as to its contents admitted that it was a dozen fresh eggs. George lives in the country—on a farm. He was taking the "hen food" home from New York. A street car strike hit Hazleton, Pa., and forced Harry Knobloch. manager of the Grand theatre, to cancel all trav- eling combinations. The strike is still on, and the town has had no legits since January 1. Knobloch turned it into pictures at 5-10 and is coining money. "Doc** Breed will again manage the Itrighton Beach Music Hall next sum- mer, it reopening the usual time with vaudeville. No announcement has yet been made regarding the summer pol- icy for the Brighton theatre, nearby, which has heretofore also played twice daily shows in opposition to the other place. Boston theatrical interests have as- sumed control of the Dream theatre at Cliftondale, Mass., and installed Ralph Garafano as resident manager. Unsatisfactory business conditions pre- cipitated the change in nianagcnient. The house has been remodeled, having formerly been one of Cliftondalc's larg- est churches. It is rumored the Boody House. To- ledo, the oldest first-class hotel of the city, will be torn down and a high-class modern hotel erected on the present site. Adjoining the hotel is the Plaza, a new dance hall, recently opened by the I'xclusive Amusement Co. It is stated that this will also be razed, this site also to be used for the new hostelry. Nat Goodwin is l)ack in New York again for the first time since he ap- peared in the "Oliver Twist" revival at the Empire and is playing William Collier's former vehicle "Never Say Die" at the Royal, Bronx, this week. Charles Hunt is managing the Good- win tour. TOMMY'S TATTLES. By THOMAS J. GRAY. They are now using pictures to get evidence in law suits. Well, "movies" put enough actors out of work; they might just as well start on some other profession now. n New York City stops ticket specu- lating a lot of gun men will have to go back to their old jobs. One good thing about being a "movie" actor or actress is the fact that you don't have to worry about your grammar. Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford must feel like an amateur when he hears how much money the tango teachers are making. A song writer who is now teaching the turkey trot says he likes it because lie makes out his own statements. New ideas for poses when you have your photos taken: Seated in large hand-carved chair (the kind you can only find in a pho- tographer's studio), rest head on back of chair and try to look as though you had a route. Looking out of a window with left hand resting on wall, just as though you were looking for next week. This pose has never been used more than twenty million times; it's a new idea, very good for ladies. Lighting a cigarette (don't use a Sweet Cap or a Mecca, sometimes the trade-mark shows), look as natural as you would if the orchestra was vamp- ing for a "Gee, But It's Tough," etc. Hold cigarette in your mouth as though you were used to it, and don't let your pipe show in your pocket. Laughing picture with head thrown back, showing dental work. Laughter shows happiness. This picture is usual- ly used by man and wife teams. The unly time they look like this is while they are posing for the picture. Head resting on chin, eyes turned toward heaven, showing dramatic ability, very good for dancing acts. Seated in front of grate fire with a "I wonder if Nellie still loves me" ex- pression. It's hard to get this pose natural, as show folk have to rehearse ir in front of a steam radiator as a rule but it looks immense in the lobby. Head over a screen. This is a very (ffective pose, as it hiaes many a bad shape. Vnr two-acts, one seated on scat of chair and the other on the arm of said chair. The one on the arm should be sure their hosiery is silk, as it usually shows. This pose looks more natural than any other, .is you rehearse It So often iiiuonsciously -vliile waiting to see your agent.