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niE OMAIIA SUNDAY BEE: MARCH 12, 1!H(.
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PHOTO PLAYS - FOR-OMAHA
MOVIES HARD HIT
BY HEALTH ORDERS
Anxious . to Have Ban on Children
Attending; Photoplays Lifted
.- ' . 'Soon. ,
I TO INTERVIEW COMMISSIONERS
Tha photoplay houses bt- Omaha are
(hard bit by tha orders of the health
i authorities preventing child reft under 12
Years from attending-. At tha meeting of
the Exhibitors' association this week the
I chief toplo was dealing with an attempt
that is to ba made to have tha ban lifted
coon. ' ,
I The downtown houses are not affected
; by the Board of Healtha order so much
! aa the suburban houses. Not alone does
j tha exhibitor lose admissions that would
ibe paid by the children.' but many par-
rnts are prevented from attending- be-
causa they cannot take the children with
, them. . With few exceptions tha movie
managers have observed the order
strictly, but many claims of unfairness
are heard, and there Is a general feeling
frmong exhibitors that tha action is un-
' Belle-re- Movies 9afa.
Speaking of tha result of tha movie
' nen's conference on tha subject this
week, .President Thomas of tha associa
"So far tut tha Strand la concerned, I
do not believe we are injured by tha
order keeping children out of tha picture
houses, but tha Injury to tha suburban
houses is very great. Other downtown
houses, feel the same about it as 1 do.
It seems, however, that children would
ha Just as safe In a theater that Is fuml
trated idally as they are in some of tha
rest rooms and playgrounds downtown, at
Sunday school, or at tha public schools.
In the theater they generally sit with
their parents and do not come tn con
tact with other children nearly so much
s they do when playing games. We are
grolng to taJce the matter up with tha
commalsloners' Monday and endeavor to -ret
tha ban lifted during tha next week.
If we cannot do this a number of tha
bouses will have to close."
Several - of the exhibitors expressed
themselves as wanting to ba reasonable
about tha health board orders. Nona of
them want to bo charged with being- re
spond lb le for the loss of any little Uvea.
If tha children . wera segregated thor
oughly all down tha Una, no objection
would coma from the movie managers.
It Is only when they sea children con
gregated in all sorts of other places that
they feel that the order neaping them
out of tha movies Is unwise. Tha ques
tion, however. Is ona of Importance, and
every Jef fort will ba made to treat tha
subjeat without friction and la a sane
THE PENITENTS" COMING
TO THE ROHLFF THEATER
"The Penitents," a story' of ancient
Mexico, Is, billed for tha Rohlff Wednes
. day night of this week. Tha story deals
' fwlth thrilling situations In religions and
warfare of tha southern country. Orrln
Johnson is In toe feature role. Other
features for tha week at, tha Rohlff are:
Today, The Fourth ' Estate;" Monday,
"Vengenoe Is Mine;" Tuesday. "A Knight
of the Range;" . Thursday, . "Precious
Packet;" Friday. - "Edge of the Abyss;"
Saturday, "A Submarine Pirate."
'"BIRTH OF A NATION" IS
COMING BACK TO BRANDEIS
The world's greatest and most spectac
ular .entertainment, "Tha Birth of a
Nation," which broke all records for long
engagements In Omaha by running at
the Brandels theater continuously for
six weeks last fall, will return to the
Brandels on next Sunday evening, March
19, for a limited engagement of four daya
Matinees will be given on Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday afternoon, making
seven performances In all.
Talks with Screen-Struck Girls
By .Beatriz Michelena No. I.
January, 1916, by Beatris
.ince this is the.
first "ta.K" of my
new series, I
shall use It as a
sort of preface
for the ones to
The thing I
above all others
is that motion
picture acting is
the artistic as
well as the finan
" ;' and, as all worth
while commodities, can ba achieved only
through hard work, patience and secrW
fire. . '
There is no short cut nor smooth, broad
road to success in it. There is not al
ways so much aa a plaluly biased trail.
i - - i
S . ' ' At
ttrrl ability, plus a lot of grit are the
I- tilings that may eventually place a
fcirl at the summit.
"talkd" arc not Intended 1o be
Ethel Uarrymore, star of "The Final
k Judgment," hM Joined that' portion of
society that ha taken up lea skating, this
Beverly Payne puts all of her spare
time !nto taking, vocal lessons. She haa
a delightful soprano voloe.
Vivian Martin Is taking a rest before
she begins the work of making another
picture. She rests by skating ten or
twelve hours a day and playing back?t
ball the rest of tha time.
Mauds Gilbert and William H. Tooker
have issued a Joint statement In which
they deny that they are man and wife
In real Ufa.
Alan Hale, who was identified with
tha Blograph pictures for years and who
took the heavy role In "PudiTnhead Wil
son" with the Laaky company, is one
of tha best dressed men In the profession.
Alan la always as neat as a new pin and
garbs himself with tha best of taste. A
prollflo reader and a genuine student of
tha photoplay ha Is a most Interesting
fellow and is everybody's friend.
Neva Oerber was held up by either a
cheap sport or a crank the other evening
off Broadway, Los Angeles. She was re
turning homo from a pioture house and
was awaiting her mother, who had gone
Into a drug store, when a man sidled up
to her and said, "What would you say IT
I told you to hand over your handbag,
eh?" Neva went white, but had sense
snough to reply, "You would not do It
and if you did I would soraam." "Huh,"
replied tha man with a grin, "then I
guess I won't say It," and disappeared.
Neva Is wondering now whether he was
a real holdup or merely a sraartle Alec.
Tou don't find tha young fellows stay
ing- out lata to take tha "movie" stars to
With Its soon-to-be screen club Omaha
wtu ba marching in tha front rank of
Attn land's fans.
There may ba a reason for all things,
but the audience could get along without
so much film being- used showing the hero
lighting a clgaret. '
Sometimes wa really wonder Just what
tha people like In a photoplay "good or
BumeOnj e raw act Is decidedly erer-
Tfae ptfbllo la said to be the logical
censor board, but who Is going to censor
the public? j.
The Rush Center Breese carries tha
following aim review: "The Hot Flan
nel cake," In five gripping- parts, was pre
sented last evening for the benefit of the
Ladles' Boononuo club. The stage sit
ting was very elaborate and tha Interior
of the palaoe was most realistic exoepting
the wrong font marble pillars. The flllum
was spotted In the more emotional parts
and the villain smoked a pipe. Outside
of these here, and tha fact that the movie
physician wore no whiskers, tha flllum
was fine. Miss Payohe Moss played on
the dulcimer during 600 feet."
"SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE"
TO BE SHOWN AT BRANDEIS
Moving pictures showing almost every
phase of the German side. of the great
war have been shown In Omaha during
the last year, but an authentic film de
pleting the aUy side of the question haa
never been exhibited here. The Brandels
theater will offer on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of next week the latest
and best war film entitled "Somewhere
In' France," taken by Donald Thompson,
who represented such standard publica
tions aa Leslie's Weekly, tha Illustrated
London News, and others In every coun
try In Europe. The pictures are not
merely views of barracks and maneuvers,
but actual scenes taken within sight of
the enemy. Mr. Thompson' will be In
Omaha during the engagement and will
lecture In connection with the picture.
recipes to an easy success. Observation
has convinced me that there is no such
thing in the motion picture profession. I
shall try. however, to point out soma of
the difficulties that the "screen-struck
girl" is apt to encounter, hoping thereby
to help her avoid them, or, if not alto
gether avoid, at least recognise them
when met and therefore be less prone to
If a girl has net a good stock of pa
tience and a heart for hard work I can
give her all tha advice I have to offer tn
one sentenoe: Don t aspire to be a mo
tion picture actress. The "talks" that are
to follow are Intended only for girls
with ambition, courage and a real Amer
And now. It my short chat above haa
made me sufficiently well acquainted
with my readers, I have a very partlcu
lar favor to ask. Please write to me and
fill your letters full of questions. I shall
try to answer them in my "talks." I may
not find space for all, but I shall do my
best, and they will help me to more defi
nitely appreciate the problems that pu
sle the girl who hopes to be a picture
actress. These questions will be of real
sssistsnre to me. My address is San
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WALTER GREENE CREATES
, NEW TYPE OF "VILLAIN"
Walter Greene, a well known former
Omaha stock actor, has created a new
type of ""villain" for World Film picture
in ."The Unpardonable Sin" showing at
the Boyd today and tomorrow. No longer
does the villainous "heavy" man of tho
motion pioture leer his hateful smile from
under the upturned ' ends, of a carefully
waxed mustache. Gone are all the out
ward semblances by which the spectator
In the old days was expected to recognise
the evil doer the moment he appeared on
the screen. It Is this change that Walter
Greene has had so much to do with and
he . gains his effects' by subtle, . crafty
facial expressions and never for aa In
stant lapses Into over-acting.
"The modern screen villain Is no longer
a mere type," says Mr. ureene. wo
longer are riding boots, white gloves,
evening clothes and cigarets, the unmis
takable signs of drama tlo villainy. The
new roles are careful charaotorlxatlona
showing a gradual development of evil
rather than the out and out 'I'll get you
yet type of the old days."
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the
Boyd offers Jane Grey In "Man and His
Angel." The story deals with a theme of
For Friday and Saturday. Charley
Cherry In "Passers By" Is the offering.
OPENING RECITAL STRAND
PIPE ORGAN THIS WEEK
A gala bill to offered Strand patrons
this week, commencing this afternoon,
when the attraction Is Dorothy Glsh and
Owen Moore In a remarkable characteri
sation of old New England. "Betty of
Orsyetone" something different In pho
todramatica, so pleasingly done as to hold
the Interest of the spectator from the
start- Miss Glsh and Mr. Moore only re
cently appeared at the Strand In "Jordan
Is a Hard Road," and In "Betty of Gray
stone," which was made by the same di
rector, Mr. Allan Dwan, they are seen to
equally as good advantage, "Cinders of
Love" is the accompanying Keystone.
Tuesday, March 14, sees the opening- of
the Strand pipe organ, and In the film
delight of the season will be offered
Billle Burke in "Peggy." This Is Miss
Burke's first film appearance, but she Is
said to have taken the entire country by
storm. "Peggy" Is a story of quaint old
Scotland and the musical program pre
sented Is pleasing and appropriate.
Commencing Wednesday, March 15, the
Strand will open at IX a. m. every day
Instead of 1 p. m., and present a com
plete musical program at each perform
ance. MONROE CONTRACTS TO
SHOW V. L S. EL FEATURES
Beginning next Sunday the Monroe
theater will start showing V, L. 8. B.
features, billing at least two a week.
This contract was made with the Kansas
City exchange this week by Manaerer
Monroe. The opening- bill will be "A
Price for Folly." a Vttacraph feature,
next Sunday the 19th. The program at
the Monroe for this week Includes, today,
"The Rack;" Monday, William Russet tn
"The Thoroughbred;" Tuesday, Charles
J. Ross In "The Senator;" Wednesday.
Lois Merideth In "An Bnemy to Bostety;".
Thursday, Jackie Saunders In "A Woman
of the Sea;" Friday, "Lure of the
Masses.' and Saturday, Jul) Gregory In
SYD CHAPLIN IN
"A SUBMARINE PIRATE"
Be Shown on
Screens in Omaha
Mae Murray mJ miaceFeid
At Me Hiff
Winifred Green woodfapres)
POLICE RESERVES QUELL
RIOTING MOVIE "SUPES"
When "A Soldier's Oath" was being
filmed It was necessary to call out the
reserves to quell a Hot near the Twenty
third street ferry In New York. Some
1.600 men who were anxious to serve aa
"supea" responded In reply to an adver
tisement calling for men to take part In
the play, and' only 1.J00 of them could be
used. The. other 800 voiced their dissatis
faction with the arrangement In such
strenuous fashion that bricks and stones
were flying through the air when the po
lice arrived and stopped the fracas, "A
Soldier's Oath" will be shown at the
"A SUBMARINE PIRATP' IS
AT THE LOTHROP MONDAY
, "A Submarine Pirate." billed for the
Lothrop on Monday night. Is a picture
made possible by the co-operation of
Uncle Bam, who loaned a monster sub
marine to the Keystone people, while the
picture was being made. It shows the
workings of this huge piece ef machin
ery. Other features at the Lothrop are:
Today, "Jordan is a Hard Road;" Tues
day, Marguerite Clark, in "The Pretty
Slater of Jose;" Wednesday. "After
Five;" Thursday. "The Arab;" Friday,
"The Penitents:" Saturday, Francis X.
Bushman, in "The Eternal Voice."
TEE GUY AT THE CRASZ.
(By Ernest JSade.)
id you ever go to a picture show,
And Sit In th Arlr anA -. '
And wonder how in creation
The picture rot up there?
It isn't the soft, sllok manager
whom you liave to thank;
It,fthe alf-baked. oily sun-of-a-gun
Who cusses and twists the crank.
He goes to his little two-by-four.
Iron lined like a prison cell;
He starts to make the film chase through
And soon it's hotter than well
You talk of the steamship stoker.
And the heat of his fires bank.
But the stoker's dream is like ice cream
To the chump that turns the crank.
To the picture show la where you go
To sit in the dark and stare:
Tou forget there's another world out
side. When you are snugly seated there;
Tou watch the actors play their parts,
To you it's all a dream,
But It's very real to the guy at the
Of the picture show machine.
Just where do operators go
When they leave this vale of tears?
Is there some cold place in celestial
Where they pass their after years?
Or do they mingle with the throng
Where sulphurous fumes are dank
And hear Old Nick when the flames arc
Shout: ''Hey, there! Twist the crank?"
The Best Money Will Bay
Mtfe and Ames.
Another Spectacular Triumph
William Foa Ti essate the arsnous
BramjkUo photoplay Star,
"A Soldier7: Oalh"
A story of lore, faith and retrlbsv
tloa played amid the crash
aad tragedy of interna
sort rin to sra rr a
G AR D E N
131 Taraam St. Opp. W. O. W.
During the Week
Holirooli Hlzxn (Boyds)
COLONIAL STORY BILLED
FOR HIPP THEATER SCREEN
Following the last showings of Mary
Plckford in "Poor Little Pepplna" today,
the Hipp screen will tomorrow, Tuesday
and Wednesday present Wallace Raid and
Mae Murray In "To Have and to Hold,"
a story dealing with Incidents that took
place during colonial times in America-
Lady Jooelyn, a ward of the king's, Is
ordered to marry -a. dissolute favorite
called Carnal. When she hears of it she
flees to America and on arrival la at
tacked by a ruffian who wants to marry
her, but Is rescued by Captain Percy,
Carnal follows to Amertoa, and to many
thrilling scenes attempts to regain con
trol of Lady Jooelyn. Be Is frustrated at
every turn, and finally word oomee from
England that he haa lost favor with the
king and Captain Percy and Lady Jceelyn
are allowed to marry, each eo&fasslng
deep love for the other.
"Ben Blair," a strong drama of the
western plains. Is the next Pallas offer
ing at the Hipp, Thursday, for three days,
fnistln Farnam plays the leading role
and shares the honors with Gordon Grif
fith, a small boy, who plays the part ef
Ben Blair as a child.
'THE CITY" TODAY'S BILL
.AT THE SUBURBAN THEATER
Clyde Pitch's latest stage suoeess. The
City," Is on today's bill at tha Suburban.
"The City" Is ths story ot the lure and
lust of the crowded plaoes, where the
battle Is to the strong and ths rase to
the swift. It deals with a powerful theme.
"The Fourth Estate"
A tn rUline newspaper story photo,
graphs la the office of the
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Tunnies stature In the World,
SYD CHAPLIN IN
"A SUBMARINE PIRATE"
from 11 a. m. to
11 p. m.
18tn and Harnsy
Last Timet Today at
11, 18115, llSO, !&, 4, SilB, , 30,
Trto and s.
In "Poor Little Pepplna"
Moadiy, Tiitdiy and Widnesday
Jesse X- Xsky Presents
In As Elaborate Ploturlsstloa ef
Kary Johnston's Vorel,
"To HaY8 and to Hold"
With WaUaee meld.
Thundiy, Friday and Satarday
Pallas Pictures Presents
in "Den Blair"
THE "MARY PAGE" SERIAL
INCREASES IN INTEREST
Tlin rlslilh pplootle of "The Plrsnjrf
Cnse cf 'iry 1'BKe" proves to be a con
tinuation of the teotlmony of Amy Lome
Inti-rniptcd ! the last cplode. The show
wns nppiuently ilolm; well on the rond
until Pollock appeared tl backer.
1'fure, tlio drunken father of Mary, tertl
fles In nil trnsonrss of how he appenved
t lite hotel the fntnl nl(ht, erased with
drink; coming upon Mary, lakes from
her the revolver, and, ruxhlntr Into Pol
lock's chamber, shoots him. The prose
cuting attorney lays before him an as
sortment of weapons and asks him to
selei t the one he uncd. lie chooses the
wrenir one. and InMosd of clem-In the
girl. Is himself arrested ns a perjurer.
"Keeping t'p With the Jones" und
"Theodores Terrible Thirst" are two
comedies for the letter part of this
"The Suppressed Order" with. "Winifred
Orirnword In the leading role, la said
to be a new departure film dramas.
"More Truth Than p.ietrv" ami "The
Cruise of Kate" ate features of the pro-
In the Mutual weekly avowing si the
J mptess today and for four days Charlie
Chaplin, who hns Joined the Mutra'
forces. Is seen Minlnt? hla check f .?r
0C0.KX to the Muti'nl company. It pays
to be funny.
SELLS SOUL TO SATAN
FOR FORTUNE AND LOVE
"The Mevll's Toy," appearing st the
FaniHtn today, l a story where a poor
artist agrees to sell his soul CtS tho Ievll
for fortune, fame and love. He mur
ders his uncle, who Is wealthy and In
herits his large fortune. Then ha steals
his friend's paintings and palms them
off as his own. while (he friend Is In a
sanitarium. His friend's sweetheart, who
has become an opera singer, discovers the
deception and lures him Into wild extra
vagance and ruins him. Then she seeks
out the sweetheart, whose memory re
turns at sight of her and all ends well.
Hal Cooler Gets Nevr Hat.
Hal Cooley obtained a brand new silk
hat for nothing recently. Ha appeared In
one of Rupert Julian's photoplays and In
one of the Interiors had to place bis hat
on a chair. Visitors appeared and one of
them sat down. She got up and started
to go and Hal went to pick up his hat
and found a flat blaok object In Its place,
it spoiled the soene and spoiled his hat,
Dorothy Glsh and Owtn Moore
in "Jordan Is a Hard Read"
Have You Cemoifted
Ignoranse Does (lot
Seo This Picture and
You'll Sin No More
Sunday and Monday
Continuous 1 to 11 P. H.
Balcony - - - 5c
Lower Floor 10c
mrj in , ulTTT sss isisiimis
Continuous Vaudeville-Week ot March 1 2-Ptioto Plays
rxxrr uup last uu1
"The Cruise of Fate" "The Suppressed Order"
ttra;V.Jyrr!l',d -- Clrtl War -ram. pre.
actreesea t daoed A new departure ,1a
Strath Bplaode Pllm Prama.
"The Slrange Case "Keeping Up With
of Mary Page" The Jones"
reatuma- Bdaa Mayo aad Kemry Kiuaor, Pun, Attraction -All la one
B. WalthsJ. picture.
"More Mirth Than Poetry" "Theodore's Terrible Thirst"
Beat Pua In Beel We. A T" ' "amor.
htirrpAX WBJMn.T. bwexmo AMXsUCA. WBEKAT.
Douglas MS. "Bl-gest Bargain la Town," Dougl Ht.
bttt the management signed a voucher for
a new one and there is nothing more
up to date than that new hat of Hal's.
STAGES THIRTY SCENES ON
BILLIE BURKE'S FIRST DAY
In spite of her tiresome Journey across
the continent, Billle Burke was among
the first to arrive at tho Ince-Trlangle
studios Hie mornlni? after her arrival
from New York. She announced that
she wns ready to begin work before the.
camera the first day's work she had ever
done In the pictures. Thomas H. Ince
wna prepand to waste about tl.143 worth
of h'a ne star's time, this amount reprr
sentlnK ofie day's salary, hut he didn't
have to loan even that trifling sum, be
cause Mlsa Purko exhihlied no tra.ee of
"enmom fright" and appeared as much
st home ns If she were on a regular
The, day was warm, and Ince did not
try to break any recorda for speed in
production, but his new luminary adapted
herself so readily to the work that lie
fore nlehtfall more than thirty scones
h-vd been made.
Frogram Week of March 12th
Sunday and Monday
Fascinating; Dorothy Glsh
Handsome Owen Koore
Aa Intensely In tare sting ana Is
M Wwll sVal
CINDERS OF LOVE
Built for langUna purposes only
by the Keystone Oloomonae
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs
day, Friday end Saturday
The rtlm Delight of the season
Balaty, Adorable BUUe Barke,
la a story of quaint old Scotland
Opening; Orraa Beettals ef the
Kammoth Strand Pipe Orffan
ths largest west of Detroit.
Commendo? Karon 16th the
Strand will open at 11 a. m. In- I
stead of 1 p. m. with a musical
program at aeon and evsry per
Beware of The Devil
Xs Is at Tony inborn
To will mot all your son! te
ata after yon hare seen
"The Devil's Toy"
FA R IM A1VI
141S Parnam sit.
MM FAPiNSM T.
Bell hath no terrors liae a
woman seornad. What oam com
pare with tae beast la maat
To corrupt women's souls that
was his ambttloa. He euoeeeded
aad yet the tort ores of the
Back cannot compare with the
hell he suffered.
DOsTT JXTBOII DOn SBOEDB
Until yon hare seen
IN "THE RACK"
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