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THE BSE: )MAHA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1917.
A bounteous feast of theatrical
pleasure has been provided by Omaha
managers for the diversion of folks
during Christmas week. On Christ
mas day there will be special matinees
at all theaters and if you haven't?
nought your tickets you'd better
"Stop, Look, Listen," the big musical
I'omedy which couldn't get away from
cither New York or Boston for a
whole year, will be at the Brandeis.
Music, girls, fun are all of a high
"Mutt and Jeff musical comedy
lull of fun, will be at the Boyd. Both
these shows hold forth for the first
four days. "Very Good, Eddie," will
come to the Boyd on Thursday and
the Brandeis Players will take pos
session of the Brandeis on the same
At the Orpheum Gertrude Hoffmann
is the extraordinary head liner. She
is assisted by a large company in an
act that lasts an hour. Other acts on
the bill are extra good.
Dave Marion's own big show, al
ways a favorite, will be at the Gayety
all week. t
The Empress has booked two shows
of holiday-week quality. The Strand,
Sun, Muse and other moving picture
palaces have all made extra efforts for
extraordinary holiday offerings.
"Stop ! Look! Listen!" the big mu
sical comedy success, which has had
a long and prosperous vo?ue in New
Vork and Boston, running in both
cities for over a year, opens a four
days' engagement at the Brandeis,
with the customary matinees and a
special matinee Christmas. This is
the original Charles Dillingham pro
duction, with music and lyrics by
Irving Berlin, and book and other
versions by the prolific and re
'ourceful Harry B. Smith. In an
nouncing this unusual show, particu
lar mention should be made of the
pretty girls, who are conspicuous in
the production. They number 20, and
hesides being graced with shapely fig
ures and good looks, they are also
endowed with that most essential of
all assets talent. Yes, the piece has
a plotl But to dwell on it beforehand
would be spoiling a surprise which
we desire to leave to those theater
goers who find infinite pleasure in the
unexpected. The play is of the high
class order, originally formed ideas
being the watchword from start to
finish. The music is the brand that
sets one dancing from start to finish.
Heading the big cast is Knox Wil
son, long a musical comedy and vau
deville favorite; Alton and Allen, who
shine as eccentric dancers and black
face comedians; Hazel Boyne, Kitty
Hart, Maude Beatty, Maurice Darcy,
Earl McHaffie and Frederick Dun
ham. The entire company comprises
60 people, and the augmented orches
tra in addition.'
Little Ann Hamilton, the popular
leading lady with the Brandeis Play
ers, has an agreeable part in the "Cin
derella Man," the production to be
presented at the Brandeis theater on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
this week, with matinee on Thursday
and Saturday. 1
"The Cinderella Man" is a cheerful
story built around the generous dis
position of a rich little girl, who loves
to relieve distress. The man himself
is a writer, so devoted to his work
that he entirely neglects the practical
side of life.- The man, to be imper
sonated by Mr. Minturn, is writing
an opera in a. garret, starving in com
pany with a faithful servant, when
across the roof from the home of his
millionaire neighbor comes the
daughter with a holiday feast. This
mtnt between the poor writer and
the girl, whom he has not recognized
as tlie heiress.
"The Cinderella Man" is full of the
For Christmas week the Orpheum
will offer Gertrude Hoffmann as the
chief attraction of the bill, opening
with today's matinee. She will be as
sisted by a company of 34 people.
Youth is the undeniable attribute
of every girl in this most attractive
organization, for Miss Hoffmann has
nothing to fear from the contrasting
charms of her associates. Paola
Azzaroni is the chief member of Miss
Hoffmann's company, and she features
the Kiras Royal Singalese troupe, in
The final part of the revue is a bath
ing scene in the style of Annette
Kellerman, and the entire performance
has eight parts. Max Hoffmann con
ducts the orchestra. The interpreta
tion of Mendelssohn's "Spring Song,"
is said to have placed Miss Hoffmann
with the art dancers, and as a classic
dancer she has the reputation of
rivaling Maud Allan.
Upon the Christmas bill are Stan
ley and Norton, who are excellent
singers and clever with comedy and
burlesque. The distinction of being
the youngest singing comedienne be
longs to Ruth Royce, who will pre
sent a number of exclusive songs. She
is a specialist in ragtime.
Two more competent comedians are
Charles M. McDonald and James G.
Rowland, who give a laughable skit,
entitled. "My Good Friend." The
wonderful posing horse and the start
lingly intelligent posing dogs are
billed as "the act beautiful," by Wil
Rouble Sims is called "the funny fel
low," and he proves it by a clever act
f which he sings, talks and cartoons.
The Orpheum Travel Weekly will
show in motion pictures wild birds of
Scotland, the Island of Java and out
A diversified bill will be presented
at the Emrress today. ('Lincoln of the
U. S. A.," is the name of the vehicle
in which Edgar Murray portrays
Abraham Lincoln. The appeal is to
every person with a drop of red blood
in his veins and is like a peep into
the life of one of nature's noblemen.
Flor D'Aliza's "Troupe of Trained
Roosters," are promised to be' a nov
elty, climbing ladders and walking the
rolling globe-wire, are a few of the
stunts. The troupe boast a clown
rooster also. Fox and Mayo, "Two
Boys and a Piano," entertain and go
"over the top." Grace Banks, singing
comedienne, completes the vaudeville
hill. Constance Talmadge appears in
a 'photoplay called "Scandal."
The biggest laugh spot of the year
in local sl.owdom is scheduled for the
rinyd theater for four days beginning
a.Iiv when "Mutt and Jeff's Divorce."
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and Jeff are the storm center ot an
divorce tangle m the new piece. A
baby-faced young woman causes
trouble between the long and short
pair, and their wives. It's .all on ac
count of a lot of money the Fisher
Boobs are to receive for undertaking
the guardianship of the young woman,
who is an heiress. The first act is
scarcely under way when the trouble
maker arrives at the ' Mutt and Jeff
camp. After that, it's a free for all
attempt at a getaway, with Mutt and
Jeff headed off at every corner.
A special feature of this year's pro
duction is the extreme tunefulness of
the new score and the catchy charac
ter of the up to date dance and chorus
ensembles. The costuming is described
as exquisite throughout and the scen
ic equipment equal to Broadway's
best. Matinees will be given today,
Christmas and Wednesday.
"Very Good Eddie" will be Manager
Burgess' offering at the Boyd the last
half of Christmas week, with matinee
The plot of "Very Good Eddie"
treats with the distracting experiences
of two newly married couples who
start on iheic honeymoon on a Hud
son river boat. A mixup in baggage
causes the separation of (the contract
ing parties. To make funnier, one
couple consists of a giantess and a
pigmy, and the other vice versa. One
ill assorted couple miss the boat which
is bound for the Catskill mountains
and the couple who sail away are
forced to spend the night in a country
inn under very embarrassing circum
stances. This situation is caused by
Georgina Kettle, who has just be
come the wife of the diminutive Eddie
Kettle, suddenly rememhering some-
toy HiHfrTheChterelh tjanAttheBwJds
Gertrude Hoffmann, headliner at
the Orpheum this week, "loves the
nude." She loves it as an artiste, you
"Whv shouldn't I say it?" inquires
Gertrude. "The body is beautiful to
me. Why should 1 burden it with
An answer to the last question is
found in the present temperatures.
"Ah." savs Gertrude. "On the
street? That is different. I am not
playing a part then. My art is a
On divers occasions, this super
showwoman has been the subject
of criticism for the economical rai
ment with which she clothes herself
and her choristers, but she has always
borne her p"t bravely in the hope
of elevating her audiences to an ap
preciation of her artistic perform
ance. "My girls and I dance for the
pleasure of depicting scenes grace
fully and artistically, and not for the
satisfaction of any one set of peo
ple. The dance is for everyone, old
and young, men and women, and it
quite takes the pleasure out of the
performance for me when I imagine
people only come because of lurid
newspaper notices of bare-kneed girls.
"If I can't be artistic and make
people appreciate my performance
as such, 1 shall give up this work.
I have money I don't have to keep
going on the sort of public favor that
only seeki me out for sensa
tionalism." Miss HotTmatn believes that wo
men with filmy waists, short skirts
and gay hose cause more mental un
rest than she and her girls with their
back-to-nature costumes. It's im
agination, she says, that does all the
harm, and she prefers not to fire the
imagination. What her critics de
scribe as a state of undress, she feels
sincerely is, for the purpose of her
are, a fullness of dress wholly within
Miss Hoffmann, who scored her
original success as a dancer in the
part of Salome, is regarded as having
i-troduced to America the first sen
sational dance in barefoot.
When Miss Hoffmann says she
doesn't have to keep up her stage
career, she speaks truly. For she is
one of the richest women in vaude
ville. She has salted away her big
earnings and has added to them. For
she is a "realtor," if you please. She
has real estate in .10 states. She at
tends to it all herself, too. And she
says she has never yet made a los
ing investment in real estate.
into the theater where Harry Min
turn, Walter Dickinson and Willard
Foster of the stock company were
seated on chairs with manuscripts in
their hands, rehearsing a coming play.
Frd Btone. tr of JttV. O'l.antern." n
t lt h,vn olKiiid for I'li-lurr by ho
Kiimmis.rinycra corporation, t what
Is unilcmtoud to t on of the large M al
rl.' on th. film woii.l. toK.thi-r wllh a
perri'Mnre f tli grnnit rentals ct tho pic
ture. Ho I" too 'nrt work In picture
about May anil to i-oniplot hre jileturM
In llm for his utaKo .uculiemrnla umlor
the management of rhnrl.a It. imitnghain.
Julian Kiting claims o liav dlacovered
a fit rcilurhiK pill. Swallow one and go
on eating am! living aa uaual and you
will lesa all tho weight ou desire, lio
Ely Toy la going lark to la Angeles
as soon aa he completes his present Or
pheum tour to produce films. Ha aaya h
hai hacking and will Lro.lu.e them on hm
own hook. If he can'l do Letter than ha
did when he ti with Keystone, he bet
ter leave 'em on ald hook.
'I,es Mlserahles," wm re
William Vok V,r 0.000
William Karnura I to be
The hook of
renily sold to
J'earl White n under long contract with
l'athe, and arrangements hnv been made
with her to appear In another aerial next
year. Antonio Moreno, long with Vltngrapb,
will play opposite her.
The famous Dolly sisters have been
signed for feature picture work by I.twls
.1. Hlnlck, and work will be started Jan
A new Indoor sport has been discovered,
w'hen you want to have an argument tills
cold weather -don't stand on the corner
mid get cold, lluy a ticket to soma nearby
picture show and have It out In there,
k-t others in on the fun.
Olive Thomas Is plannlne an eastern vaca
tion In New York and will spend Christmas
with her mother in Pittsburgh. She will
bo lorompanlcd by her husband, and who
do vou think It Is? Why. Jack Flckford.
Under Empre Theater
OMAHA'S BEAUTY SPOT
Table d'hote dinner today
12 to 8 $1.00
A la Carte Service, 12 to 2
Arrange For Your
New Year's Reservations
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
tfJ.mnnTflt Dal'r Mats.. IS-25.50C.
XUJQAtJ Evenings. 25-50-75cl.
Our Christmas Tree Has for You
DAVE "SNUFFY" MARION SHOW
S H. DUDLEY (late tr "The Smart Set"),
Agnee Behler, Alpine 4, Chat. Raymond,
Inea De Verdier, Nellie Watson, Mile.
Bartoletti and Clrly Beauty Chorus
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
First Congregational Church
19th and Davenport af 10:30 A. M.
(Sunday School Program at r. M.I
bride, and Ben Grinnell, Georgia
Harvey, Barrett Greenwood, Eva Oli
votti and Madison Smith in the other
Starting with yesterday's matinee,
the attraction at the popular Gayety
theater is Dave Marion's own com
pany, with the one and only Dave
Marion heading the cast'of stars. A
two-acf revue in IS gorgeous scenes,
entitled "Second Edition of the World
oj Frolics," is. presented , as .-the
vehicle in which Mr. Marion- anil his
company are given an opportunity to
display their fun-making ability.
S. H. Dudley, a colored performer
and late star of "The Smart Set"
company, is Mr. Marion's assistant
in the comedy department. His work
is of the "side-splitting" variety.
Not content with these two stars. in
one production, Mr. Marion engaged
a list of people whose work is of the
highest type in their respective lines.
Chief among them are: Agnes
Behler, Alpine Four, a quartet of
harmonists secured from the vaudc
The Boyd is booked "solid" for
yeeks ahead, as follows:
December 23, 24, 25, 26 "Mutt and
December 27, 28. 29 "Very Good,
December 29 to January 2 "Uncle
January 3, 4, 5 Max Figmau in
"Nothing But the Truth."
January 6 to 12 "Birth of a Na
January 13 to 16 "Katzenjammer
January 17, 18, 19 "Johnny, Get
Timid Miss Frightened
GRAND XMAS ATTRACTION T011AY
FOUR DAYS, STARTING I W 1M I
Bargain Mat. Wed., 25c
Xm.s and Sunday Mats., 25c. 50c. Ev'g. 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c.
An entirely new show and the funniest of the aerlea,
(nunrfsd en Bud Flsher'e Famoua Cartoon Character!.
IT'S BRIGHT. SPARKLING AND FULL Ot FUN
CO SINGERS, DANCERS and COMEDIANS 50
WW BIG BEAUTY CHORUS
Three Daya HPS 7 PopuUr M,tln S,ura,'r
Commencing Thursday IfCVa all Beat Seat., $1.00
THE MUSICAL COMEDY TREAT OF, THE SEASON
QITURN Or THE DELIGHTFUL
I MUSICAL COJMDY SUCCE5S
"Curse you, you low down cadi You
think you ve caught me in this lonely
place and can bluff me."
"Yes, I have you at last! And a
shot from this revolver will pttt an
end to you and nobody the wiser."
There was the noise of a scuffle. A
sweet young thing who had wandered
into the darkened lobby of the Bran
deis theater looking for the elevator,
rushed out and whited-faced, called
upon Joy Sutphen, who was in the
"Oh, some men are fighting in
there," she gasped. "I heard their
voices." Joy smiled. "I'll show you,"
And he led her through thejobby
1 1 aw m 14
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Vs mrarrTION r)F
riicAitrrM UAomiDVk FPAVCOMSKKK
' . .maii nnimn rvrri I FNf.r.
NIGHTS BOe TO $1.50
MATINEE 25c TO $1.00
4ext Sunday "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
Lai I II
thing she has forgotten, and rushes off j vine stage; Charlie' Raymond, a young
the boat at a small landing. Percy
Darling, the stalwart husband of Elsie
Darling, and an equally inexperienced
pilot on the marital seas, accompanies
her, leaving Elsie in care of Eddie.
The pair has scarcely landed when
the boat starts on its journey again,
and the newly married couple
though not to each other are strand
ed on dry land. The despair of Elsie
and Eddie provides the amusement
until the latter discovers the inner
workings of a cocktail, when he de
cides life has its amusing side after
all. They finally land in the Rip Van
The situation is complicated by the
fact that the last train has left for
their intended destination.
The comedians in the cast include
Dave Ferguson as the impertinent
hotel clerk, who in the rush for sep
arate rooms in the mixup of bridal
couples remarks, "My, but ain't these
New York honeymoon couples
blase?"; Allen Kearns, as the diminu
tive Eddie Kettle; Florence Harden,
the tearful picture of helplessness as
the mate of Percy Darling; Jean
Thomas, who plays the amazonian
and handsome straight man; Inez De
Verdier, a charming prima donna,
possessing beauty and ability; Nellie
Watson, a dainty soubtette; Huran
and Burke, a team of blackfact
comedians and dancers; Mile. Bar
tolleti, an Italian dancer, and Henry
A chorus of 24 of the prettiest girls
that could be gathered together, aug
mented by a double male quartet, has
been selected to sing the many catchy
musical numbers which have been
written by Mr. Marion. Today's
matinee and also the Christmas day
matinee start at 3 o'clock. Matinee
daily all week.
Movie Actress Has Close Call.
Miss J)e Bray, who plays the vllllaness In
In "The Mystery Ship," had a narrow escapo
in the 10th chapter, which would have re
sulted seriously had It not benn for the
presence of mind and tlipely action of Hen
Wilson. Bhe was wearing: a lace gown ana
the flimsy material caught flro when a
bomb exploded near her. Mr. Wilson
quickly tore his overcoat off and wrapping
It around her, amothered the fire. Mlsa 1
Bray waa burned allghtly about the bofly
and Mr. Wilson had his hands acorchea,
but they were treated at the Universal hos
pllal and are again back at work.
MATS XMAS, 3 P. M.
i IRVING BERLIN'S BIG MM. SUCCESS
Jit il . iffl
WEEK STARTING SUNDAY, DEC. 23
A MERRY CHRISTMAS GREETING
Assisted by a Company of Thirty-four Artist
GERTRUDE HOFFMANN'S REVUE
STANLEY & NORTON
Chat. M. Jas. G.
Mcdonald & rowalnd
in "MY GOOD FRIEND"
Draws, Joke anJ Sing
Vaudeville' Youngest Singing
Comedienne in a Repertoire
THE ACT BEAUTIFUL
William Edirettu and Hi
Posing Horse and Dog
ORPHEUM TRAVEL WEEKLY
Around the World With the Orpheun
Circuit's Motion Picture Photographers.
Price, including U. S. Government War Tax
Nights, 11c, 28c, 55c and 83c.
-Matinee, He to 55c;
ONE YEAR AT GLOBE THEATRE WOPK
nni firf Popular Matinees Xmas and Wed. Best Seats, $1.
! inlutv" Eeninfs, 25e, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
32 4 PAYS, COHENCIXG KKXT Sl'NDAY, DEC. 80TH.
m ' MATINEES EW YEARS AM) WEDNESDAY.
Urst Time in Omaha, A. H. WOODS Presents
POTASH and FEUTTER
Vm. S. Hart
"THE KNIGHT OF
Thos. II- Ince-Hart Production
Friday and Saturday,
The Brandeis Players
PRESE1VT A ItKMARKABl.B 1'ROIHft T10V KMUOnVISCi I.OVE, SEN
TIMK.VJ', UK A. MA A.M I'A'IHOS.
A MOST AFrKtMN" HOMO AY ATTN tCTION.
FOR (iHOWS-liPS AND I llll-uiit..i.
By Edward Child Carpenter
The story of a
girl who hna everything
In the world eirrnt the man
nDIrc MATINKF.S Till HSOAY AI SATURDAY. S!5o
rnlwtO" KVEHY i:KMMi ISc to 80c
KOTR. The Brandela Plnyera lll appear at the Meholna Theater.
Council niuffa. (or the four daya beginning tbla afternoon, Presenting
"EAST I.YMKE" Matinee and Evening Today.
"THE CIKDEHEIXA MAS" Monday to Wednesday.
T0DAI MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY.
A TLAY OF THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE.
Fox & Mayo
TWO BOYS and a
The only act ('Trained Game Boosters
IN ONE SHOW WEEK
AS USUAL. 25
SUPER FEATURE &
U & ACTS.
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