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I 10 B " x ' THE QMAHA ,SUNDAY BEE: DticEMBER 23, 1917,
BiVjr Demand for
Kiddies to Rose
Jane and Katherine Lee, the Wil
liam Fox "Baby Grand" film stars,
have steadily developed as big attrac
tions in film.
There has been always, and espe
cially of late, a demand for young
sters who would act naturally before
the camera, act just as plain, every
day children not as actors or act
resses. In comedy roles they are
scarce as hen's teeth; they are usually
utterly ridiculous or absolutely flat.
It is in this naturalness their chief
charm lies. Film theater patrons see
in the little Lees just plain, every
day kids not actors. They are spon
taneousnot artificial and the many
humorous stunts they pull are done
just as normal kids would do them if
there wasn't a camera within a mile.
Kids "cutting up" before company
are never as genuinely interesting or
funny as when they arc alone or be
lieve they are no being watched.
In film comedy drama they are des
tined for big things, and they are
seen at their best in "Troublemakers,"
shewing today until Wednesday at
Good Money for the Man !
Who Writes a Scenario
Scenario writers and would-be film
scribes, attention! Here's $1,000 easy
money for you. Lois Weber, the
world's Rreatest woman producer,
wants a sequel for "The Price of a
Good Time." If you have ever written
a scenario or think you could write
nn trt nut vmir trtiUv cranhit or
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laiiniui wnueremingiuii unu give uhih
to what you think could, with the
clever producer's genius, be developed
into a worthy sequel to the current
thundering photoplay. Then buy the
necessary stamps and mail it to Lois
Weber studios, Vermont and Santa
Monica boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal.
She Speeded Up All Right.
Edith Storey, In a forthcoming Metro fen
lure, bad. an opportunity recontly to drive
a racing car ai faat aa her heart desired.
It was for acenes, which ahow Mlaa 8tory
driving through th nlgWt a hlgff rata or
' speed. ' Her, director told her to "spoed It
up" and from all account aha mora than
followed lnatructlona. ' -
Noted Stars Who Will Be Seen on Screen
In Omaha Movie Theaters This Week
Bills for the Current Week
Ql,L$W4 pk p . lV ConstenccTaltnaJgc
Jevet Carmen T Jf t'sj
tween th old torture prison system and the
honor one. A splendid love etory ia told
and the entire ten reeU la eo directed that
it doea not drag a second. Tuesday. Christ
rnaa day, Baby Marie Osborne, In "Sunshine
and Gold," and 3rd chapter "The Hidden
Huborbn Margarita Fischer, Omaha'e
own star, here today In her latest tom
boylih role, "Mtsa Jackie of the Army." It
l laid around an army post In time of war
and tells of a daughter of the regiment who
wlshea she bad been born a boy and how
stie trains and drills the girls at the post
and tnctdentally uncovers a plot to wreck
a supaly train. Monday and Christmas day
William Farnum In "'The Conqueror." Thurs
day, Charles Ray In "The Son of his Father."
v Hamilton May Mp-sh in "Sunshine Alley"
Is here today. It Is promised to bo replete
with comedy that is always appreciated by
theater goers and to tell a etory that will
hold the interest. Monday Olga Petrova
In "Etelle,' a Paramount production. Tues
day, Christmas, will be Mary Pickford In an
Arttraft picture, "A Poor Little Rich Girl."
It Is the screen version of the story and
stage play of the same name and repre
sents the best screen work of the star's
career. The manner In which the little
girl instills happiness In the hearts of two
sour-faced aunts Is entertainingly told.
Strand What would you expect of a pic
ture that has been selected by the leading
exhibitors of the United Btutoa as being no
good that they wish to buy It? Well, thla
la Just xaotly the case with "Allnaony."
which Is presented today and tomorrow a
the Strand. The leading exhlbltore 01
America have organised what they term
Klrst National Exhibitors' circuit, and among
thcPfeaturea they control are Charles Chap
lin, "Alimony," etc. A H. Blank, president of
the Strand AmuBement-' oompany, controls
the first exhibitors' franchise for Iowa onn
Nebraska, and hence these productions will
i seen at the Btrand. Alimony" Is an ex
jeriment on the part of the producers In
orescntlng a cast of high clasa players, bin
no stars, but offering a production of more
than usual merit, and a story that grips
from start to finish. ' Tuesday to Saturday,
Alary Tlrkford Is the offering In "The Little
rrlncess" by Franoes Hodgson Burnett, a
special C'hrlstmas atory, while a clever Sun
nhlne comedy, "Hla' Smashing Career," wilt
;Oso be offered, as well aa the latest Talhe
Muse As a Christmas attraction, the
Muse will offer the screen's best fun mak
ers, Jane and Katherine Lee. ..William 4 ox's
''Haby Grand," star aa "Trouble Makers,"
beginning today nnd; until Wednesday. You
have a laugh coming get It. It is said this
la the best vehicle In which the little celeb,
rltles have yet had to demonstrate their
ability ss fun makers, and they certainly
pile up trouble for people in thla film at an
amaxlng rat by reason of their many pranks
and antlra. Thla epaetal picture will appeal
to women and girls, men and boys, Begin
ning Thursday and for the bo lance of the
week, Constance Talmaiee will be seen In
"Scandal." a story of a willful debutante, a
wealthy cava man and amart aoclety at Its
smartest. . A Keystone comedy will also be
Kmpress Constance Talmadgo in ".Scan
dal'1 starting today. The story deals with
the dangers attendant on bucking the old
conventional standards of society and shows
how one small lie will beget thousands. The
girl visits tho. studio of a famous artist
one evening unaccompanied and finds herself
Involved In scandal. Brought face to face
with the unpleasant truth during a house
party at her home,. she deliberates a -moment
and then announces that she went to
the studio building to are a gentleman who
lived acrosa the hall from tho artist per
son, and that her visit was perfectly proper
because she la now the gentleman'a wife.
Blackmail, alander, heartaches and finally
happiness follow the trial of her thought
less little lie and the complications worked
out are amusing.
I to be better fitted to her than many of 'her
former screen productions. ,r. . ami iir.
Hldney Drew also In their latest comedy.
Thursday, Friday and Baturday Jewel Car
men, in "The Kingdom of Love," the story
of a young woman who withstands tempta
tions and keeps her heart and 'head clear
In the midst of tho Klondike region. Miss
Carmon will be remeinb d for her work
as leading woman to Wll i m Farnum In his
super-production. Mutt and Jeff cartoon
and Hlllle Ilhodea comedy round out tho
Nan "The Small Town Guy" adapted
from "A Picture of Innocence," which ap
peared in Munsey'a magaane," today and
Monday. The star la Taylor Holmes, who
delighted In "Efficiency Edgar's Courtship"
and "Fools for Luck. " The story tells of an
ambtttoua small town guy who visits the
city and has many experience while the
aft ridiculed country youth comes Into his
own. A Christie comedy and. latest news
completes the program. Tuesday, Christmas
day,' and Wednesday, cornea Ethel Barry
mora In "The Eternal Mother." It Is a
drama of mother-love and devotion. MImh
' Barrymnre Is cast In a role that la promised
LOTH HOP n
l -TotUy- ..
WILLIAM DUNCAN, in
Monday and Xmaa Mat. and Nit
MAE MARSH, in
K "SUNSHINE ALLEY"
MAE MARSH, in
Xnu Matin and Nig Kt
MARY PICKFORD, in
'POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL'
K.npress (iarden The management an
nounces That reservations for New Year's
evo may now be made. A splendid enter
tainment Is being arranged to look forward
to one where tho old battle-scarred year
may be bid farewell and the young now yoar
welcomed In. The Tueoday and Thursday
nights still continue to. attract crowds on
which evenings theatrical and amateur
nights bold sway. The usual splendid Sun
day tablo d'holo dinner will bo sorved to
day from 13 to and a la carte service from
noon until midnight.
Bouleiard George Walsh In "This Is the
Life." shows here today. .It Is a story that
starts In a Chicago cabaret, where Georgo
fltihts for an unknown woman who has been
Insulted. When he goes to take charge of
bis father's rattle concession In a foreign
principality, he .learns that the woman he
fought for la nono other than a princess,
whose father la aeatod on a tottering
throne, so he proceeds to help them out
and does save the day In a highly amus
ing, although sensational manner. 'Tuesday,
Christmas, cornea Miriam Cooper in "Be
trayed." Itohlff Harold Lockwood will bo the
featured player here today In "Paradise
Garden." It Is a rather different story which
tella of a young man who has been raised
In seclusion, although a millionaire, and
has never been fcllowed' to' see a woman
until he comes of age. But when he does
well, you must see It to appreciate same.
Monday, W'alt Whitman in "The Tar Heeled
Warrior." Tuesday, continuous, and again
Wednesday comes Douglas Fairbanks In his
latest scream "The Man From Painted
Post," H Is full of Fairbanks stunts and
forms an Ideal attraction. Friday, Bushman
und aBayne In "Their Compact."
Hipp Franklyn Farnum In "The Rarlet
Car," Is tho Bluebird attraction (or today
and Monday. It Is an entertaining and at
times breath-catching story of a slipshod
youth who "finds himself" In time and saves
the honor of his fiance. A cast of chosen
players holp to tell the story that Is prom
ised to please all classes, even to. the most
critical. Tuesday and Wednesday, Harry
Morey and Corinno Griffith In a Oreater
A L II A f.l D R A
Today BELLE BENNETT
in "THE BOND OF FEAR"
Xmaa Matinee and Night
WILLIAM DESMOND, in
MARGARITA FISCHER, in
"Miss Jackie of the Army"
. Monday and Xmat ,
33d and Laarenworth
"THIS IS THE LIFE"
Tuetday ' (Xmaa) , Mat. and Nita
' MIRIAM COOPER '""
, ia "BETRAYED" r.
BESSIE LOVE, in
The Little Reformer
Xmas at 2, 4, 7, 9
In Charles Dickens' Triumph
'A Tale of Two Cities'
Without a doubt the best
picture ever shown here.
"Bill" plays a dual role in a
manner never excelled.
is r- -J
VilHRraph picture, "Who Goes There." said
to be replete with climaxes and human In
terest that will be appreciated. Thursday
only, comes Julia Sanderson in "The Run
away." Friday and Saturday Is the Butter
fly Christmas production, "Beloved Jim,,
featuring Harry Canter and Prlsctlla Dean.
Uiindee No show here today. Monday,
liessle Love In "The Little Reforrper,"
based on tho story ot "Polly Ann." Tues
day, Christmas day. William i'arnum will
hold forth in a William Fox super-de luxo
photoplay, "A Tale of Two Cities," which Is
the creen version of this Immortal classlo
of Charles Dickens. It la without a doubt
the best photoplay that has ever been of
fered patrons of this theater. The star
playa a dual role in a manner that has never
been surpassed and It will linger In the
nitmory for many days to come. It Is an
ideul picture for this day. Thursday cornea
tho "Pathe version of "Lea insurables."
Apollo Karlo Williams and a notable cast
of Vttagraph players, will be seen here to
duy and Monday in "The Grell Mystery.'' Jt
Is a detective story, said to be baned on
parallel cases of a former detective con
nucted with the famous Scotland yard, who
Is responsible for the Btory. Hearst-Pathe
news and comedy also. Manager Molina-hen
announces he has booked a special ottractlon
for Christmas day, "The Silent Master,
starring the popular Robert Warwick. It Is
n Hrlznlck production and Is so masterfully
directed that not a moment drags, in a
thrilling narrative 6f Paris' fitmous under
world life. '
f SANTA AND YOU
Have a Laugh Coming Get It
Make the Holidays Cheerful, and See
Jane and Katherine Lee
:il liNLUMrAKAhiLt NlLDlLo " 1 o Dee itm is to i-ove cm
IRREPRESSIBLE JANE EMOTIONAL KATHERINE
t.rand Ethel Clayton in ''"Easy Monny,"
hero today. Jt Is promised to unfold a story
that will hold the Interest. "Monday, C'rano
Wilbur .in "The Painted Lie." Tuesday,
Christmas day, comes Douglas Fairbanks In
an Artcraff playf "The Man From Palnten
Ppt." It tells in a highly Interesting man
ner of a professional hunter of "bad men"'
in the west and how on one instance he dis
guised himself as a tenderfoot and waa
tho amusement of the cowboys, but gets
his man In the end. Of course the detective
I.olhrop William Duncan and Carol Hallo
way here today in "The Tenderfoot." It ts
a western story and will be appreciated by
those who have been following the serial
these two have been appearing in. Monday
and Tuesday with showings continuous on
Christmas is Mae Marsh In her secona
Goldwyn picture, "Sunshine Alley." It Is a
story that shows the st;ir to excellent ad
vantage and Is replete with many comedy
touches. The direction and work of the.
supporting cast of players la all that could
Alhambra Belle Bennett In a Triangle
offering, "The Bond of Fear' is the photo
play attraction at this theater today. It Is
a play that la somewhat out of the ordinary
and Is promised to be replete with situations
that will hold tho Interest throughout. Mon
day Is dainty Viola Dana in "The Mortaf
Sin." Tuesday, Christmas day, will be Wilt,
lam Desmond in "Flying Colors." Other
good pictures will also be presented..
Hippodrome Today and Monday one of
tho biggest photoplay sensations of the sea
son, "The Honor System," with George
Walsh, Miriam Cooper, Gladys Hroekwell,
and others. It shows the comparison be-
ETHEL CLAYTON, in
Xmaa Matinee and Night
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, in
The Man From Painted Post
(Admiaaion 10 Cents)
Today and Monday
in "THE SCARLET CAR"
Tuesday and Wednesday
HARRY MOREY, in
"WHO GOES THERE?"
JULIA SANDERSON, in
-"THE RED ACE"
Friday and Saturday
HARRY CARTER and
PRISCILLA DEAN, in
TODAY AND MONDAY
The Film Sensation of the Seaaon
Thrills the Spine of a Nation
Cast Includes Such Stan as
and others as well known
Xmas Matinee and Night
BABY MARIE OSBORNE, in
"SUNSHINE AND GOLD"
No. .3 "THE HIDDEN HAND"
Wednesday MARY PICKFORD
28th and Leavenworth
Today, and Monday
"The Grell Mystery"
A detective story by a former
member of Scotland Yard. . .
Tuesday at 2, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15, 9.
TION Specially booked for Xmas
A special da luxe photoplay showing-Warwick
at his best.
Tues. Mat. and Nite, and Wed.
"THE MAII FOOM
Full of 'pap and ginger
Francis X Bushman
Beverly Sayne, in
The Tie That Burns 5
1 MARY PICKFORD 1
i 'The Little Princess'
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Wi fftiiwilllfti nmiii s
' Today Monday
Being the Exciting and Mirthful Adventures of a Village Beau Brummel.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Special Xmas Attraction
Ethel Barrymore in "The Eternal Mother"
and this oppor
tunity is taken
by the various
branches of the
Industry of Omaha
To wish its many staunch friends
who have helped make it the fifth
largest industry in the world.
A Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
1 . i
And that they may enjoy
all the good things of life.
Fox Film Corp. .
Triangle Film Corp.
World Film Corp.
Fontenelle Film Co.
Kansas City Feature Co.
Laemmle Film Co.
Western Supply Co.
General Film Co. -Mutual
Omaha Film Exchange.
i Hamilton Theater. World Film Corp. Standard Film Corp. t
3 Suburban Theater. Peerless Photoplays. , CW(vC I
Hippodrome Theater. Fontenelle Film Co. jC$88Xtbs
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