Variety (March 1921)

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Friday. March 4, 19*1 VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE Chicago STATE-LAKE THEATM BUILDING j ■■i. H. WOODS TO MAKE CHICAGO HIS 1921 PRODUCING CENTER Fin* Four of Neat S~W. Show. Will Havo Pre- miere There—Manager Makes Change to Escape "Hard-Boiled" Broadway First-Nighters. Chicago, March 2. The first four shows of the new IN AND OUT! »rop of productions to be made by One Chorus Girl Substitutes as Wife for Other. i. H. Woods for next season will have their premieres here instead • f 2?T.I? rk * ^.. w * . Chicago. Marcl 2. ^7*e first one will be given next __,. _ . , . , wee*-"Woman to Woman- with ^^ Offn a former local chorys Willette Kershaw featured; the sec- * ,r, ' f <f*t*fied 1» a f t tran8re w caB ! ond wilt be "A Pearl of Great £*»? Lawrence Kelley charged Price.- a Robert MeLoughlin piece, wlth forgery. She stated thatjhe and the other two are not yet ready ™ fl^, «««»»•* Ke,le /* 7 1 ? to be announced. (Mildred Gardner, also a chorister). T The reason assigned by Woods fat?* »he lived with Kelley for three that Chicago audiences are not so, blase as New York's. AT AMERICAN* HOSPITAL. Chicago. March 2.. Among patients under care of Dr. ax Thorek at the American The- atrical Hospital are Mrs. Mac Fisher, leading woman of the Roy E. Fox Shows, who came from Mer- cdes, Tex., for adjustment of three ribs broken in an auto accident: Mrs. Louise Anderson, dancer of Withers and Fulton, recovering af- ter Caesarian operation; Flo*s Strickier, with Guy E. Long Co.. operated, appendicitis; Maree Cooke, pianiste for Forde and I heehan, operated, appendicitis; Irene Rosen- brook, wife 'of the lealer of t Ziegfeld Follies, op ;rated, recover- ing; Patsy Cole, peritonitis, recov- ering. days and he never knew the differ- ence. It happened in Denver. MAJORIE DAVIS MARRIED Chicago, March 2. Marjorie Davis, who played in "Over There," "She Walked in Her Sleep," and several Morosco produc- tions, was married here to Lyle Al- bright, advertising manager of the Ilhnois Manufacturing Company, son of a noted artist. SAM RICE, PUBLISHER. Chicago, March 2. Rico has opened a new song shop under the name of Sam Rice, Music Publishers, in the Loop End Building, and will issue a popular catalog of songs. Bobby Sanderson is the profes- sional manager, and James V. Ma- lone in charge of the band and orchestra department. R«ot at Blue Stag. Chicago, March 2. When the police raided a stag in the Masonic Tempif where had been promised a spicy show,, i,000 men rioted and fought for their money back. It had been a very dull en- tertainment up to the entrance of the police, who came just as a "sis- ter team" began to shed some of the seven veils. DIVORCES IN CHICAGO. Chicago, March 2. Attorney Ben H. Ehrlich filed di- vorces this week, aa follows: Jack Hub, producer, against Mae Masters Hub, one of his chorus, desertion; Harry Moore (Scott Brooke Moore), against Maud Parker Moore (Kalo- Keith Co.}, desertion, i t « HAZEL RENE SICK Chicago, March 2. Hazel Rene, head of the Hazel Rene modiste establishment, was taken seriously ill with a nervous breakdown, necessitating a two months' rest. She was immediately taken to French Lick to recuperate. HARTMAN AND MEEKER Chicago, March 2. Matt Meeker, recently of Cameron and Meeker, and Marie Hartman. recently of Gardner and Hartman. teamed up this week and opened on the Butterfteld Circuit. CHICAGO NOTES. Evelyn Watson will appear in a new sketch by Ralph Kettering, en- titled "The Finish." It is a dramatic playlet with three people. Larry Beck, former stage man- ager of George White'a "Scandals," seasons 1919-1920. accepted the po- sition of stage manager with Fan- chon and Marco's "Satires." Mark Morris has taken over the position of professional manager for the McKinley Music' Co., opening pretentious offices in Cohan's (Jrand Opora House Building. IN AND OUT Van and Emerson were unable to open at the Riverside Monday, Van having broken a finger at the Keith Sunday Concert at the New Amsterdam. The men are hand balancers. "Parker Bros, substituted. Louise Randolph replacing Mar- garet Wycherly in "Mixed Mar- riage," due to the latter playing in "Eyvind of the Hills." Edna Spence, succeeding Eleanor Dawn in "Ladies Night." Sam Hearn replaced Jack Benny at the Regent Saturday and Sun- day, last week, Benny leaving the bill through illness. Gilda Varesl. star of "Enter, Madame," was on the sick list for one night, her role being played by Sophie VV*lldH. The star has re- turned to the cast. I FINDS WOMAN'S PLACE IS THE HOME Or Even Further Than That From "Tomato." Eddie Lewis. Chicago professional manager for Harry Von Tilzer irot , da ncing features of "So Long leave of absence for a week to 'take ■ J* 1 **^ company, are doing a new the mud ba ths at Waukes ha, Wis DESIGNERS FASHION for iiic ** m ~~ PROFESSION CREATORS of Original Contumci RoWtftlam We can take car« of the costuming of production* a* well aa the Individual. Phono Central 4354 MAYBELLE SMART SHOP LENORE BERNSTEIN MOO 1ST K 113 N. Clark Street NEW YORK COSTUME CO. COSTUMES LARGEST COSTUME GOWNS MANUFACTURERS IN WEST •W N. WABASH AVE. Syracuse, March 2, v i>*»/'Citife*N-*' v ■:'■-' *»*-«n>- * *.■»- Cuthbert's wife is beginning to butt In again and is horn in' in now tryin' to tell me how to manage "Tomato." Ain't that just like a moll? They think they can manage anything from a household to a bat- tleship. I remember some pork and beaner that blew into New York some years ago and ♦ grabbed himself a lot of publicity because his sister was handlhV his affairs. The New York papers eat it up and for a few months everything v/as lovely, with this dame pick In' set-ups for her relative and said relative managing to cop pretty often. He was just beginnin' to be a card when she ran across the manager of Kid Dumbell. This bird was the last word in managerial sartorial circles and in addition carried a full supply of patent leather hair, room rent eyes, and all the other odds the male vamps need. He let Sis have both barrels and she wound up by being conned into matchin' her blood relation wi.*i his man killer. The leading man eased her a routine of gab about his fighter workin' under wraps and told her they could pull a return quarrel in some "yoke" town and grab plenty of soft jack. Well, to abbreviate, she finally signed the necessary papers and they staged the slaughter at the Olympic on 125th street Dumbell just escaped goJn' to the chair for what he did to that sap. He nearly tore him to pieces before Henny Tone stepped in and saved all hands from an inquest. So you see what you lay yourself open to by taking any dafne'a steer. But to get back to Cuthbert's wife She reminds me of a wise crackin' gee I met last week. I walked into a building looking for a friend of mine and cracked to the elevator boy, "Take me up to the sixth." This giboney comes back with, "Sorry, this is a five-story buildin' and we ain't got no sixth floor, but I can take you up twice to the third if that'll da" I was going to take a sock at his jaw, but 1 figured maybe he was weak-minded or something so, any- how, I passed It up and left the joint flat. Well, Cuthbert's headlock is tryin' to rim him up to quit flghtin', tellin' him what a shame that ? nice- lookin' guy like him should get his pan all marked up just so a big slob like me can cut up his dough and live without doin* no manual. . If that ain't the works. Here's this jane, about four^months away frorr. milk in' her own cows, tryin* to talk a good two-fisted box fighter into givin' it up to become a rubber in a beauty parlor that she and Cuthb^rt and Algy are framln' to start. Can you imagine my murderer tryin* to play the swell In a beauty parlor with a lot of swell-lookin' women around him. He'd probably get so excited he would have his chest henna'd and his boxin* gloves marcelled. I bawled her out to a fare ye well and told her it would take a chain of beauty parlors to fix her up Lillian .rlein and Co., g. f? Bh * vou,d n't be stared at on dancing and piano (three people). Broadway, and if ohe didn't let my Wilbur Dobbs and Billy Watkins, meal * lc k*t alone and stop tryin' to singing and talking comedy act. P ut Winter Garden notions in his Jack Mark and Olive Hill in a! nut. I would smack her husband in i*rw act oy Aaron Hoffman. (L*Hvis the k.'sser and farm +>lm out jj f, • Class X league this summer. That morphed her for the time be- ing, but "Tomato" is goin* through all the motions of a leadin' ma,, nnd is beginnin' to try and camouflage his 'Valleys." The only way he can hide them ears is to wear a helmet, and his nose If too far gone for bea\Uty doctors to waste their young lives on. I don't think Doc Pratt would even tackle It, and they say he can straighten out anything from a Times Square traffic Jam to Pantagea route. So ho prepared for some hiK noise if this Jane don't behave and sti»k to her knittin'. Tt begins to feel :ikf Ihe roal '•or- chard" weather, and I om expert In* to s«'t word to line up my ball emmers sny day now. Bf good, but not too good. Your o'd alpay, rr '" SPORTS Willie Jackson received a decision over Johnny Dundee after 15 sizz- ling rounds of battling at Madl Square Garden. It was a judges' verdict, both ar- biters agreeing on Jackson. Con- siderable difference of opinion foi- Tbweo/' the'anhouhfccme'ilt;' hat-t&* Jackson followers claimed victory on account of Dundee's holding anl Jackson's neavier punching. The tip was out that Ja.kson would surely take Dundee in this, their tenth engagement, but Bronx Willie failed. Several times the Scotch-Wop, after taking one of Jackson's right smacks on th jaw, looked to be In distress, but man- aged to dive into a clinch and sta ro a rally. In the earlier rounds Jackson bombarded Dundee's jaw and any present figured it would be cur- tains for Johnnie before the half- way mark was reached. Dundee managed to weather the storm, however, and in the ensuing canters made Jackson miss nearly as ften as he connected, Dundee hal no trouble reaching Jackson's face a .d body with left jabs and hooks and also pulled his rope stunt on many occasions. Several times Jackson nailed Dundee before he could bounce back off the ropes, stepping" in after him and shooting body punches Into the Italian's mid section. Jackson did the heavier punching, but Dundee hit him twice to his once, although the punch »s dld'nt seem to do mu h more than Jtecp Jackson from set- ting. In the last round Jackson copped Dundee with a right cross in the middle of the round and the Aral I ell found Jackson belaboring all parts of the Italian's anatomy in i. last minute effort to terminate the bout with a knockout. Although Dundee absorbed tremendous pun- ishment in this final stanza, at the bell he straightened up and wa d to his corner without any evidence that he was in a weakened condi- tion. The final rally and Dundee's proneness to dive into clinches no doubt decided the judges. Before the fight Frank Bagley, through Joe Humphries, announced that in the event Jackson won, he would post a substantial forfeit aa an evidence of his good faith 'n clinching a match with "Benny Leonard. Rocky Kansas, the Buffalo flash who stopped Ritchie Mitchell last week in a round, was introduced and challenged Leonard. This match is almost consummated, ac- cording to the Insiders. show business. Challenges may be addressed to Bob Ritchey, manager of the team at the Knickerbocker theatre. Some error of the Garden press department waa responsible for the rfaJlJos* staHsg ta»5"K'-4 X>uhe* who boxed Hughey Hutchinson In one of the prelims at the Garden Fri- day night, waa an Englishman. Dube is from Lewlston, Me., and of French-Canadian extraction. He lost the decision after It rounds, but made friends by hie gameneas and aggressiveness. NEW ACTS. "Sunshine," new vehicle for Harry Morton Moore, written by Chas. S. Turner. * "Chad and Monte" Huber, late MARRIAGES Dellbert Eugene Benn and Flor- ence Buchan. at New York, March 1. Ralph Muro, cornet 1st at the Hip- podrome, and KHnor Martin, of •'Good Times," at New York, Feb. 2*. BIRTHS To Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKIn- ky (Doris Lester Trio), a daughter, Hetty Jane, Feb. 27. * CHICAGO Central 1801 According to the investigation made by the Coroner's jury. In the death of Harry Hamilton, a light- weight boxer of Brookfleld, Mo., who died last week in Kansas City, after being technically knocked out by Frankie Dean, of this city, the fatal result waa caused by over exertion, and not a hemorrhage of the brain, aa waa first reported. Dean, who remained in Brookfleld until after the Coroner's hearing, waa not de- tained aa the jury held that he waa In no way responsible for the death and recommended that no charge be made against him. The verdict waa summed up in two words "purely accidental.". Danny Sullivan, the actor-referee, made a big hit as third man In the ring with Jackson and Dundee. Sullivan stepped around like a panther and used excellent judg- ment, having a hard night's wo keeping the boys split out. Sulli- van also used good judgment In one of the prelims when he counted out a colored boxer who had su..k to the floor after being hit In the ab- domen claiming a foul. It was a palpable case of "quitting" and Sullivan refused to be fooled for an instant, counting the fallen one out. It would not be a bad idea if the proper boxing authorities use a little of their authority toward the abolition of false verbal challenges, such as the one recently handed out at Madison Square Garden in be- half of Willie Jackson. Just prior to the tatter's engagement with Johnny Dundee, at the Garden last Friday night, the entire crowd waa Informed from the roped arena that the winner would post an immediate forfeit to meet Benny Leonard. Jackson was awarded the decision but the posting of a forfeit by his manager, "Doc" Bagley, failed to materialise. The only excuse of- fered by Bagley is that Jackson Is going to lay off a couple of months' during which time he will have a nose operation performed. Every- one in the sporting occupation knows that a forfeit could be posted for a match two months in advance, therefore the absence of same does not look as if the contemplated match will ever cune to light. As a matter "if uslness, it might be more logical for Jackson to have the operation performed after a combat with the champion. It was fully in evidence last Fri- day night that the fight patrons are also aware of the fact that the an- nouncement did not mean a thing, for in place of expected applause the announcement was "booed," while many had a hearty laugh. Joe Lynch, world's bantam cham- pion, is upsetting all precedent by announcing that he will give Pe»> Herman a return bout to a decis- ion any time Herman's manager consents to the match. Lynch promised Herman a return bout If Herman defeated Jimmy Wilde of England. Herman turned the trick and now Lynch is ready to redeem his promise. This is the first time in the his- tory of the prize ring a champion hasn't dodged the ex-champion for at leaat a year after annexing his crown. _. . » Tex Rickard is negotiating with Herman and Lynch, and the match i* practically arranged. The signing of Rult and Lorenz. the German cyclists, for the coming six day race discloses an interesting situation. Although this country is still In a state of war with Germany, the foreigners are eligible to ride in the Garden. > The Americans who rode in the so-called "outlaw" race at the Ar- mory on Washington Heights are not eligible, although the foreigners who rode with them were reinstated upon the payment of a small fine and allowed to ride in the European clas- sics following. The foreign cycling body which is affiliated with the N. C. A., the or- ganization sponsoring the Garden race, reinstated the foreign "out- laws,* 4 but Alf Goulet, who enlisted in the aviation service when this country got into the war, isn't elig- ible to ride at the Garden, notwith- standing his recognition as the king of six-day riders. A basket ball team has !>een or- ganized from Geo, M. Cohan's "Mary" show and played the "An- nunciation Five" at Ebllngs Ca- sino, 156th street and St. Ann's avenue laat Sunday, Feb. 11. The "Mary" Big Five are open to meet any similar organisation in the Ed. 'St rangier" Lewis, heavy- weight champion, said last week: httatefolft* l wi'l defend., my., title against any wrestler in the world. (Continued on page 17.) ART EILR & ULLIVAN MERCHANT 'JAILORS TO IMK I'KOf't 610 State LaUe B'J "Ch'cage, «»». , A Threc-a-Day Show Played by All Heftdlinere "THE 13th CHAIR" "PETE" Soteros Next Door to Colonial Theatre, 30 W. Randolph St., CHICAGO . THK FO! I OWING HKADl.lNFJi* ATK IIKKK LAST •lollan RUhafco Ifenrjr Maalrey Kitty Gordon .lack WU**a ll.iVrj and Ann* k i,, m „ r ,. fCllnnrr nnd HiHianaa J«w Dmr .Holly Wiird and 1'i.mK (iotild. Oslo*