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THE OMAHA SCJNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 25. 1917.
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SoPHOTO PLAYS FOR OMAHA DEVOTEES
'Lonesome Luke" Recalls
Omaha With Fnnrlnp:
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Did you ever see a "Lonesome Luke"
rnmrdjr? Of course you have. Luke i
in 1 class by himself and ''s one of
lI;e i'.iost popular comedians of the
i.iDvie. The comedies in which he
apprers are known as the slap-stick'
variety, which are proving so sucoes
fnl at the present time.
Cut. ciid you ever think liut this
world-renoVvncd actor 'was a Xe-lir.-nka
prot'tict? It is a tact, at anv
Mr. I e Deaux of the Kmpre.'.s ilis
covrred this some timei ago so he
wrote to "1 ryttesome l.u.Ke. wiiosc
real nffme is Harold Lloyd, and has
jttt received the following letter, in
vhich he pnvs:
'As f a-'tcrou ledge Omaha as th
!'acv v.-i'cr" I first appfareit no th
M;tre rtril to.!- an interest in no'.ing as
.1 prolusion, it i i.r.tlj natural tha.
i shoit't! be citri. ins to find out how
fly picture are foipg in Omaha 'and
Nebraska itself, v.hicli is my native
"Oti:aha holds a particularly warm
spot in my heart, and it I can ever in
fltier my hard-ln arted company's
ev.!fi'-e: to irove their studio iron"
i ,.ij,c', Omaha will be the lo
cation 11 which it shall move.
. -H V'OLI) C. :-I.OVl."
Keystone Comedies to Be
. ; . Shown at Strand Again
i'r.vc . o.i .vi-.-:.?tl i'.c ;r.rio:i . .e
l(Jne coiilctjif-, t!u;t were milking -.m
a hit at.l!?e a:ra; k I'.catcr? Y"i "have
Ucl. I'.ert's good i;cv;s. Manage:
1 nor:i;u. i.as just mace ' c :in n o;i ri c;
meiH tJiat fhey will le icsuuied afrai
the first o:u-, "The Nick of Tin:
PaSy" v.'ll be shown V.ri! -'4.
He' also ma'.es the announce.nen
hv.i he lrs cuui raided for "TIi Sevr
Deadly Sin." '.vhich is somi thing new
'iv . . lm ri.'cles. It is a L-erie.i of seve
tiv-c-reel photoplays, each a complete
drama. r.iniHvU'n'; r.n ahs'irhing low
!o"y. A separate star is featured Nj,
f-cn s'n-v ' '! APiirr'orK. Miirie.
;e ( vyei!!. H. B. arne:
G.-o'e I. a (itiere am
Vkc" v ill he s!own. The
pl.i Vf i re
dramas not alio-
"orality plays and the
nili" p. nd "The
J'm iJMco's Ghost Now
Rises O'er tha Film Screen i
. , T, . .. . ;
1 od Urowume and ins company !
Blurlso.' the Trl-
feature, which is a I
mctunzatiori oj Ihf drama 'J.im I
liludso, BEST'! U0O:i the Pike County j
Ballads," by J-din Hay. did most of
their work along tho Sacramento river
lict.'ffti Sin Fi-anr-icrn nnrt Kara-
httween Nin Matuisro and ara-
mentor J wo river steamers were ,
Used by TJmwning in the filming of .
Hip rrrat m-f rmv- (')nr bmt was i
the great .ate scent... one boat was
purohTed outright nnd was burned, i
Almost all ot the exteriors were
taken in the vicinity
Th Steamboat race, the burning
and sinking of one of the vessels, a
hand-to-hand 'ihr aboard the burning
vessel and fhc hooding of a levee are
sohir n- fb'j thriliin'r features in the
Wilfred l.ticas p'ys the title role.
It will he shown a; tYc Strand theater
today and i-!onda.
Pa'the News Men Do Fast
' Work On the Big Fire
Quick work was done on taking the
pictures of Omaha's big fire on. the
part of the Pathc company for the
Fathe News The I'athe camera men
were on the job at 4 o'clock in the
morning of the lire, but were unable
to get good pictures. They then took
pictures at 8 o'clock the same morn
ing and they ,were shown on the
screen at the Strand theater at 7
nVlnclr that rvrnm. Pnssihlv vntl
' do not realize the amount of work
that is necessary to do this,, but if
1 you did you would know that this
was "some speed." The negative is
no doubt in New York by this time
and will be seen later .in the regular
issue of Pathe News. New York and
other large cities do not get faster
: results than this and Ihe Pathe peo-
. pie are to be congratulated.
i Augustus Thomas' Famous
Play Booked for the Muse
The Muse theater has booked Au
t gustuS Thomas' famous play, "The
Witching Hour," for the last of the
week and it is a play in which C.
i Aubrey Smith fits exactly. The story
has much to do with mental telepathy
. and from the manner in which Mr.
Smith acted this at a private showing
some time ago, it seems ays if he was
the type of man Augustus Thomas
had in mind when he wrbte the story.
It is a picture somewhat different
than has as a rule been presented and
it. is certain to create much talk and
Novelty in Picture Drama
- Is Promised for the Sun
Something new in motion pictures
j is announced by the Sun theater for
: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is
"A Girl s Folly," and stars Robert
. Warwick. All the big activities of a
'! big movie plant are shown in detail
, th.e dressing rooms, lunch rooms, the
' big indoor tank where water scenes
are staged, the revolving stage, the
' director at work all this and a great
deal more. This is a source ST curi
osity to all movie fans, and here is
a Chance to get the dope. .
Another Preparedness Picture
Will Be Shown at the Hipp
"The Eagle's Wings," a Bluebird
. special feature dealing with a possible
answer to the preparedness question,
; endorsed by the president and mem
bers of the cabinet, has been booked
; at' the Hipp theater. The date has
not yet been decided on, but will be
I announced later.
: "Bill" Cole Takes Rohlff '
: And Adopts New Plan
il t RohlfT picture bazar at 2559
I e.iveiiWnrth street has been taken
ovrr by V. W. Cole, long identified
with Krug park and the Krug theater.
1 Beginning on Monday children under
1 10. will be admitted for 1 cent. 1
I youngest movie pioneer
i'..K i ..... ..
me young- ;
in the motion picture in-1
dustry. is now the local manager of j
ihe Pat he Film company, having suc
ceeded f. E. Kirk.
j Mr. holsh has covered a wide area '
of territory in the film business and
i las luen located in New YorJ;. (.'in- j
! cinnuti and Chicago previous to com- j
j to Umaha, ;
4 Mrs. Holsh will join him here next I
! month. j
AVE you Kfen Jack Mitchell of the !
liniveralal Film company lately? '
His eyett are all full of .sparks. One 1
roason is that he fiokf tu Alec Trl-
h .other nlpht at it-.- Fellows'
und th-- othpr rowpon Is over Ihf re- j
of the new prl;,l, "The XoU- m the '
whlt'h 1;, just about tu he rt-M-nsod.
rr put off until tomori
yo enn ua: toda,
It is said that a family living- near Flor
n" haa lert Ita 2(io-nirc farm and haa
ii'.-i'ed to town, no as to be nearer the
"f Photoplay writing In the world, and haa
ncvr nuid a scrip t.
Manager Qetxler (A the Mutual Film in
,emed a new languagthat no one ran
itnderHland but himself. Who does he
mean- 'oyard or himaeif?
Ju"l' ' "sar didn't ride In a limousine
nnrt dldn.t wrtf Btodern , 0 v, but both
of theae perogativea of a modem man of
T1"f"' are accorded him in "Friends.
,t,'rnaI", and Iriahmen," a traventy on life
ln the court 0( CaeMer wh)ch b beln made
oy Thomas A. Ediaon, Inc.
What would the movies be without
The knocker who goes to I he show every
night and knocks every night?
The announcement for next week 7
The guy that walks over you Just as you
get comfortably seated V
The boarding house keeper who la
always crool and unkept?
The far west. Whei .' d the author send
the hero If It wasn't for the far west?
Xo town Is loo small for Its movie show
as Is shovrh by the announcement by the
1tagraoh company that 11 had signed
a contract (for pictures ln Keller, Cal. The
population at the time tho contract was
signed (not by the last census) was Just
eighty-five , persons, including men, women
and children of all ages, two Indians and
a few head of live stock.
When the Omaha Real Estate board was
entertained by triej World Realty company,
which owned the gun theater, the first place
visited on the tour of Inspection was
the basement. There was quite a crowd of
them and when they all started down the
steps, which are on the outside of the build
ing, people all thought there was a fire or
someone had been killed. They had never
"1' ,0 ??w" """? 't and
itunuereu wnat it was all about.
A peculiar Item waa listed on tha re
quialtlons for the Metro-Yorko studio this
week, and Auditor w. J. Gibson had lo
fathom a funny enigma. On one slip was
set forth this Item: 'Two barbers, 7 each
114, " and Olbson found that Director Os
car Apfel had used fifty extra men whoso
heads had been clipped close, as they had
to play Indians In the picture "The Hid
business"""5"'" SUh '" 'h mv'" lctu
Bills for Current Week
Mils A promising photoplay bill Is of
"I"' ' ,h" Mu r th. comlns
H.,ril", ,ni endins ""'
sn Ji "S?t Urey ,nd J' "III be
isti Hrl forced Into a distasteful marrlaae
allow, herself to fall l ve -lh an AnVeS
can unaware that he Is a married mm
and the father of In children. When she
m" "l discovery she enter, "convent
ralher than see him aln. The story doesn"t
iT.l v V.mJ." '' ."ft 7" Winning of
, 'Si J"nl Mr"- vnol 'stlo s
J'Ktrla In "Red Dawn." Kannle Ward
wtr"d""r"." ?."T M"d 10 '""Personal, a
i YfR lhy ""," ""Neman. The
slory Is rapid In action. For Friday and
th. next four days the II,,.;i..'.".Id
greatest photo dramas ever shown ft.
oramas ever shown. "The
The theme Is summed up
As we taini. ...ii .,.
In a few words
C. Aubrey (Smith, Jaok Sherrlll,
Today and Monday
Wm. Fox Presents
v GEORGE WALSH
The Story of a Man Saved From Himself.
"THREADS OF FATE."
A Powerful Appeal to the Highest Emotions.
Stars Who Will Shine on Screen for
: "' WW
Hebeti htirvick-MMt Si
Man Snotwell and Robert f'onneea are the
f.aTP that help to unfold the tory. The
picture !i in seven parts.
Sun Th- Rtor; of a man aaved from him-,
! self If the slory t t "Melting Mllliona," which
) aliows at ih Sun theater today and Mon-
utdoct the high standard of good work he
beon doing for W Ullam r ox pictures,
and Anna Luther, the heroine, is more win
boiiio ami clutriuliiR than ever. Tuesday and
Wednesday the main attraction Is duinty
Viola llHna hi "Threads of Fate," a groat
many scene in which were taken In the
famous mining district around Wlikesbarre,
Pa. The bill also includes Francis X. Buh-
man and Beverly Ttayne In "The Ureal Ho- I
cret,", and h new comedy with Mr. and Mra.
SldntK- lnw. Thursday, Friday and Satur
day Itohort Wnrwlck In "A Gtrl'n Fully."
Th instd worktriKd of a big movie nturtto
are shown Ln nil thHr detail, and around
the ma kin of pictures woven a romance
of great charm.
Strand "Jim Bludno,'' featuring Wilfred
I.ucBfl. adaptation of John Hay's well known
pnem will be thn Strand offering Sunday
and Monday, while Tuesday till Thursday
Frank Keenan and Thlma Salter, a clever
child performer, will be seen In "The Crab,"
a distinctive story showing how a little
flaxen haired girlie changed a grouohy old
Individual Into one full of kindness and
good deeds. Friday and Saturday Lillian
Glah Is seen In "The House Built Upon the
Ssnds," an elegantly staged society feature,
holding the audience Interested throughout.
The Strand has just signed up for the
"Seven Deadly Sins" which wilt start March
9, while Douglas Fairbanks will shortly be
seen In "The Americano" hli latest Triangle
Empreas Two alrong five-act photoplaya
are offered at tha Empress for the coming
week. Beginning today and running until
Thursday, Charlotte Walker and a notable
capt are to be aeen ln "Pardners," a story
by Rex Beach. "Pardners" la believed by
many to be a greater story than any of
Beach's other efforts and Charlotte Walker.
It Is nl aimed, deliver as good a character
depiction aa has ever been seen ln a Rex
Beach play. Thursday, "Crime and Punish
ment," the story by Fedor Dostoievsky, la
shown for three days with a cast Including
DeriyentHaU Calne, Marguerita Court,
Sydney Bracey, Cherrle Coleman and Rob
ert Cummtnge. Thla story deals with a
young man who ln his heart says "There Is
no God" and ln a succession of events a
Synopsis of Events Covered in Path
News, Released Today.
PORTLAND. ORK. The country's longest
bridge, which spans tho Columbia rivsr,
Is completed at a cost of $2. 000,000.
DALLAS, TEX. Little Edward Hlcklsh,
just turned 4, holds the record of being
the youngest locomotive engineer In the
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Rare French vin
tages are rare Indeed In these trouble
some times and the steamship Minnesota
- . . ..... W.nlK. C.ll-
louos a wis vaia" . , . b,.-
fornla wine for tho east.
LN FRANCK -The Gorman asphyxiating 1-f.
cloud no longer holds any terrors for the
allies, who have taken appropriate steps
to overcome its effects.
CHATHAM, ENGLAND Great Britain Is
training A large naval reserve to uphold
the traditions of its fleet as the champion
of the seas.
PALM BEACH, FLA. Society's little folk,
sojourning on these balmy shores, begin
early to indulge in their pretty spring
CHICAGO, ILL. Recruiting officers employ
a complete artillery squad, equipped with
the, new army tractor, to stimulate en
listing. CITICO, TKNN. A huge smokestack, the
test remaining landmark of tho disman
tled Iron furnaces, falls with a mighty
KAN ANTONIO, TEX. General Frederick
Funeton, commander of the Department
of the South, whose death tho nation
NEW YORK CITT Largs Amsrlcan liners
are held at their piers, awaiting the gov
ernment's decision on thslr protection ln
the barred sone.
Mrs, Vernon CdstU fiflftt
f Ap Princess Wmmyf
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I ' ' jt & ' VST f I
ITarffuerite Court" o4
' " yi I. JT
At Hit DimmenJ
jyountf girl brlna; him to hie senses, maklni
I a remarkablo tale,
HlnnThta ihfta.tr offer todav and Mon-
d4y liutn utonehouae and Ja-k Mulhall 1.
aiublrd uhotoalay, "The Saintly Sinner.1
dealing with a woman's aoul. Tuesday an
Wednuaday Jack Plckford and Louise l-luf.
will be shown lit Charles Dickens' celebrated
novel, "Great Expectations." Thursday only.
Ann Murdoi-k will be swen In "Where Lovt
' " from me novel by William J. Locke.
Friday and Saturday Houne Peters am
..i.ue SUUinaii In Albert Payaon Terhune'H
aoclety atofy "The itapplneea of Thret
Women." The Paramount company has se
cured aomi unusual effects In the produr
Hon, notably the flushes of lightning which
play ao Important a part.
Monro Oa 1 1 Kane will be the attraction
at this theater today In "The Scarlet Oath."
Manager Qulgley says he personally haa
seen thla picture and promlaes hla patron
they will enjoy It. He aaya thla la the best
picture in which this actress haa appeared.
It Is a story of love and strife with many
finely executed situations and throbbing
climaxes. Monday will be Edna Flugarath
In "Me and My Pal."'
Apollo -ElsieVJanis in a Paramount offer
ing, "The Caprice of Kitty," at this theater
today. This notable star 1 here seen In
a delightful comedy-drama. Monday, May
Klh nd CsJdwsll
"A Stranger From Somwhrw"
i DDIKirCCCUth and i
FIRST RUN PICTURES f
m 1 UUA Y
S MURDOCK MAC QUARRIE
I "JOHN OSBORNE'S TRIUMPH"
1 DAN RUSSELL
In An L-KO KOMEDY
"SPIKE'S BUSY BIKE"
Also a Good Drama
"Tho Hall-Brsed's Confession"
I MONDAY MRS. VERNON CASTLE
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jrljte m STRAND ;
j .' .? tossssssssaasss . saisaisM isaast-vsisisf li'i Ijtk'V
K mmimm svsaasaMsamaaM saassai iiiiimil )fi&h 2?NCk
'I j if two men had trifled with your & Sunday and Monday
fJ " wou't' vou 'n,t yourself off from T 1
J;-"' : WILFRED LUCAS 11
1 : 1 And Fina Arts Cast In If II
- - 1
i-t-t -'',ss-tltg-T . J A more exciting, more appealing or more
Tha PaopU'a ConlinuDug Vaudevilla V I . human story of old Mississippi days has (v
Farorita Show 11 a. m. to ft p. m. Photoplays j I never been flimet keeping you worked up 19
TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY fC to the highest pitch of excitement through- CC '
i a . A u - s mi j), I out the entire story of battle, conspiracy, y. i
CnarlOtte . DADIlMlvDC" ((I P; shipwreck, love, hate and retribution. rJ:
i Wajker rAKUlNtKo M M .
I I "TkB Sc.il.rs.'r "Tha Ns'ar D Wall" and othar popular succsssss. Pteturad witk I 114 'J,aw 11X011 '
I woodariul (Uslltr U IctaUon. lntarpratatl by a netakla cast. II f&tjl Jl1jjF
a rive-Aci rnotopiay iou uught to See. I "SsAXv. (ifZyl
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY ' ''bW W ""Sliilf '
"CRIME AND PUNISHMENT" J Wn Mm3W b ?
j Ths much ijlscusaad alory by Fader Dostoisrsky, famous Russian author, iaaturitif f I Li.rai3 Tit J '
' i DERWERTHALL . MARGUERITE 5'5w S IlKllsrlSK S SE 5?
CA1NE and- C0URT0T Sjg 'IIS'S? Jffl
And a Dandy Cast, in a Classic of the Screen. gjSSsa,., i .l.aafe; tnT-i
j Admission, 20y and lOo. Big Double Show of tha Town. Clvy3?S '
Omaha This Week
At Me Strand
lurray In "The Plow Girl." a worth-while
'ari. mount offering, and the balance of the
oek stars such as Franklyn Farnain. j
:'ritsle Schaff. Fannie Ward and others of
quel note will shine on the screen.
Lothrop E H. Sot hern and Edith Storey
will be shown at thla theater today and
Monday ln a Vltagraph photoplay. "An ,
Enemy to the King," This la a mighty
.lereen version of tha play that on the speak
ing stage waa considered to be the beet that
Holhern ever appeared In. Hughle Mm ok.
the mountain of rulrth, will also be on the'
same bill. .
Loyal This theater 1 now open to the
public and the new management promises
that nothing but the beat of pictures will
be presented. A Bluebird photoplay haa
been booked for today, which features
"THE SCARLET OATH"
Ham 'and Bud Comedy '
Admission lOe .
TODAY and MONDAY
"The Saintly Sinner"
Tha Psychology of a Woman's Soul
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
Jack Pickford, Louise Huff
Adapted From Charles Dickons' Novol
From the Novol by William J. Lock
FRIDAY and SATURDAY .
"The Happiness of Three
By Albert Payaon Terhune
" " v , '
3-- i i L '
Franklyn Karnum and Afnea Vrnon nd !
oilkJ "A Hlrftnifcr Krom Somewhere."
Frankly n ta a brother of Bill &nd Hunt In
1 farnum. and when you a him act, you will
. Mr that he la right In their olaaa,
Prlncit Murdock Marguarrl will bo
en lit thU theater today In "John Onbornfl'n
Trluiniih." Da it Ruinoll In on of thn
; BOrraminir L-Ko coni?1ls, "Bptk" liuav
Blko," ami a drama, "Th Half Hruml'n i:on
'. ffaalon" will ho prenanted on thf aamftblll
Monrtav, Mra. rnun Tantle In "Hatrla."
' Tha final chapter of "Th Matrtaa of
v Myra" and Eddy Lyon and La Moran In
, a romi'dy will alao be ihown.
IMamond Juna Caprii- will h aan at
ihN tbcHtflt today In a William Koi photo- )
play, "Th Kanged Prtncaaa." It In a plolur ,
' in which "Juna" dtDtuia hratf aa a hoy j
, and ha a frat time. Monday, Hall Hardin j
, In 'Taniplallon and th Olrl,"
Majlo Jun Caprli: la offared today at '
thin thatf in "A Modern Cinderella.'' Th
iinnaKemnt announcen that on Tueiday and
Wedneaday, Theda Hara will hold away In ;
.r(ur "Tl narllnir of Paria." ,
The it ory la hated on tha famoua novel,
" 1 1 i) ir a..-lU''K of Notro lam." Wondar-
ful t lings are dhown. Thla apaolal Fox
feature haa only hoen phown onne before
In omahn and never on tha South Hide.
Oram) A World feature. "The Bondai
"f . Mi n fmturea Kthl riayton. wilt
ba tha attraction at thla theater today.
.oiit1y, darn Kimball Younf In "The fiav
ma Itiatluct," a photoplay laid In tha heart
of the Oairk mountain.
Rohlff Dor.it liv Ialon and William Da-
, mond will be th attraction at thla theater j
today In a Trlana-1. Kay Ba aholoptay, "A i
tlamble In Noula " tt la a alory of a man
, and a woman from different walka of Ufa, j
marooned on a nHrt Inland. Monday,
j fourth chapter of "Pearl of the Army" and
"Tho hangers of Doria.'
This in the place to dine
Offers splendid service and ex
cellent food at modest prices.
Come in and see the Gallery of
Now Under tha Management el
Tha Home el the Bast
tYery Day We
Change the Play
Six to Ton Roola
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT
Watch for Innovations
CHILDREN UNDER 10
Wosk Days From S to P.
Boglnnlng OCsL Until
Fabruarr OUl M.i.
"COME ALONG KIDDIES"
"A MODERN CINDERELLA"
Tuesday and Wednesday
In th first tuprf4tur th
has mr .PP.rd in
84th and Lakt Sta.
"THE RAGGED PRINCESS"
- TODAY 5
2 ETHEL CLAYTON
"THE BONDAGEOF FEAR"
S CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG
E In "THE SAVAGE INSTINCT"
1 LOTHROP 1
TODAY AND MONDAY
E. H. SOTHERN .
S EDITH STOREY 3
2 "AN ENEMY TO THE KING"
1 TUESDAY i
FRANKLYN FARNUM and
S LEAH BAIRD, in
3 "THE DEVIL'S PAY DAY"
Tslephans Hantoy 1806
2tk and Leavenworth 5ts.
Today at 2, 345. 1.30, TltS,
Alto Extra Two-Real Faatura
Monday MAE MURRAY
Tuas.-f RANKLYN FARNUM
Wad. FRITZIE SCHEFF
Thursday FANNIE WARD
On the Wire"
Universal's Latest and
Greatest Serial Photoplay
And an All-Star Cast
Released March 12, 1917
is going to
Startle the World
Get on the Wire
and Call Tyler 330
and you'll get the answer
Contracts now being made
Laemmle Film Service
1122 Farnan. St
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