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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1918)
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Louise Lovely (h,p) fcjj
Billie Burke Gets New
Notion of - Big World
Through Doing Her
Part in New Picture
. ILLY BUKKE was- heard, to
say a few days ago:
" 'The Land of Promise' is
to me one of the realest
pictures . I ever worked in
and in portrayine the in-
. her . heart-life of the. little, affection
; starved "English girl I almost lived
the character and was quite as wort
ried over her problems and troubles
as if they had been my 6wn. ''-,
"The part of the picture that-was
staged in western. Canada will be-very
.. beautiful, for . we passed, through th
, 'host beautiful sections of the - Cana
dian Rockies and 'shot.' Some Scenes
, there as well as in the yelldw wheat
fields where most of the production
was taken and where my. film hus
band was supposed to have a farm.
'"A queer thing that happened
while we were working Tn . this pro
duction was that I kept feeling that
I had been m those places before
and, indeed, several times when we
were motoring about looking" for 'lo
cations' I was ahle to tell the driver
which was to turn, although I . had
never been there before to my knowl
edge. "The mystery was explained upon
receipt of a letter from my aunt in
Montreal, who asked me whether I
remembered the trip T'had taken with
her through that same , district at 4
years of ag'el ' '
"'The Land of Promise,' in which
f starred for; rri'a'ny months on " the
speaking stage, was arranged for the
screen by W. Somerset Maughan, its
original author, and will, I think,
prove to be even more popular than
the original, as we were, of course,
able to secure many effects impossi
ble for the narrow limits of stage."
You can see Billie Burke in "The
Land of Promise" at the Strand
theater Wednesday and the remainder
of the week.
The story of "Thais," the Goldwyn
photoplay in which Mary Garden, the
most celebrated woman in the world,
makes her screen debut, is that of a
world-famous novel by Anatole
According to the action the pho
toplay, Thais is a celebrated beauty
in the city of Alexandria, whose in
numeral love affairs have scandal
ized the civilized world. The time is
just when Christianity is beginning to
supersede pagan beliefs. From
among her many lovers the fancy of
Thais is engaged by Paphinutius, a
wealthy young man who is noted for
his learn in jr. - --,
The young philosopher at once falls
pin love with the beauty, whereupon an
jeaious rivat pians nis aeatn. just
as he is emerging from the house of
Thais, this rival sets upon him, but
in self-defense Paphnutius kills him.
Although violent deaths are eaat
mon in the Alexandria of that dy,
and there is no likelihood of Paplr
putius being punished by. the authori
ties, his Christian precepts tell him
that murder is a heinous sin ; and, com
pletely overcome with remorse at
what he has done, he gives away all
his worldly goods and becomes a
monk with a group of other men doing
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voluntary penance on in me nesert.
Then, when he has become cele
brated for his holiness, he conceives
the idea of converting Thais because
I it would have tremendous effect on
people everywhere in the great cause,
by saving the soul of the most noto
rious figure in the world of sin.
The outcome of this situation is one
of the most thrilling portions of the
film which will be offered at the Boyd
next Sunday. '
lor4 and hr diofhter. Thtn ther eamt
time, when for Her daughter tutor hD
pintu. It w ntcertary to (lv up lh man
una lovaa ana ay ne w not tha mother.
Why tnta wa nwesaur? I lntrtlnnly told.
Monday, "Hsr Bolovad Kncmy.' Tueaday,
niarcucnta liarx in "Baba Matinee Idol
Wdnaday. Julian Eltln In "The Clavtr
AlhamhraRoy Stewart In a Trlanl
play. Th Medicine Man." 1 billed for
rhowinra her today. Monday and Tuesday
comes Douglaa Palrbank In "Reggl Mlxea
In." It la on of this tar' beat, and tell
how a rich yonnf man to be near th lrl
he loves, aecorea a polltlon a official
Twuncor"' In a cheap dance hall. He Is
also on of th chief performer In on of
th best screen fights ever filmed.
Rohlff Ethel Barrymore In "Tb Great
est Power," shows her today. It Is a story
nld 1 nv. f nr. im w -n km..h u . . , i .
. . niuuini lor w IIUIV.
Monday, Bell Bonnett In "The Fuel of
Life." Tuesday and Wednesday, William
Karnum In a Super d Luxe attraction, "Th
Conqueror." which Is a photoplay that will
be remembered as one of th best of th
saon. It Is based on th life story of Sam
Houston, on of th moat romantlo figures
of modern history, and has been produced
at considerable expense. Th oalanc of
th week will see splendid photoplay.
O OMETIME3 the orchestral aocompanl
ment to the photoplay reaches weird
and Incongruous height of melody, as
mueiraiea oy an Incident told recently
07 maranaii .-enan, wno by the way,
i nary t icKiora s a rector. H wa
visiting a motion picture theater In a south
ern city where the mulcal accompaniments
wer rendered by a hurdy-gurdy piano of the
tin-pan variety. The drama had reached
the point of tnder pathos th hero w
Dreaming his very laat. vr. Terr dra,
matlcally, while the other of th cast war
weeping at his bedside. Just as th dying
hero was ssylng his last word the hurdy
gurdy burst forth In a perfect frensy of the
song "uooa-Bye, airls, I'm Through."
Talk about realism In the movies! VTI(h
out a doubt the most thrllllnc movie aver
nimea iookb pretty weak to u when com
pared to the ":o,000 Diamond Robborv,
or ' In the Rain of Bullets" that was staged
ngnt nere in Omaha last Wednesdsv. It
all right for reel actors to run upon th
crook when they are only shootlnsr
"blank," but It take real men to run up
the stairs with a rain of bUUeta headed In
their direction. That waan't each a nonr
jump aimer irom t tie root into tb officer'
arms. At any rate, it mikes might good
material tor some enterprising scenario art
1st. ao here's en. opportunity for torn t
scribe to get th facts and weave them Into
a story, which If properly written should
una a market.
Naslmova has finished three film fea.
tures, and will do at least two mora before
returning to the spoken .drama.
Thomaa H. Inca Is a firm believer In
'types" for his Paramount pictures. For
a new feature called "Naughty! Naughty!"
he engaged a young fellow who halls from
Mississippi.: Th part call for a thin indi
vidua!, and so he was quickly hired, for
as the man expressed It: "I'm so durned
thin I have to have all my clothes, except
Iri' my handkerchiefs, made to order." In
other words, he Hooverlses.
Bills for Current Week
Strand Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of
this week George Beban is the offering at
the Strand In a story of the great north
Vi-oods, "Jules' of the Strang' Heart." This
Is one of those fast action pictures that
holds the . Interest of tho spectator from
start to finish. In addition a Montgomery
r lagg comedy will be presented, as well
the latest rathe News full of Interesting
wsr events. Wednesday to Saturday, Billie
Burke is seen In The Land of Promise."
from a - novel by w. Somerset Maugham.
Miss Burke Is qulto a favorite with Omaha
movie audiences and her latest vehicle is
said to be practically adapted to her style
of acting. Next week Jack Plckford and
Hun Edna Goodrich la featured at the
Sun today and Monday In "Who Loved
Him Best,'' a story of art and love laid
In "Greenwich Tillage" of New York. Miss
Goodrich plays the part of a sculptor's
moaei ana - wears some astonishingly gor
geous gowns. A very clever Christie comedy
and newest war. new weekly complete the
program. On Tuesday and Wednesday
Douglas Fairbanks appears as the bandit
hero In "The Good Bad Man." It ts one ot
those old fashioned thrillers in which
Douglaa does many of his phenomlnal ath
letic stunts. He Is supported by little
Bessie Love. On Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, George Walsh Is presented In
"Jack Spurlock, Prodigal," from George
Horace Lorlmer's story. There Is plenty
of "pep" and go to the story, and the fin
ish Is a regular riot of fun. A new Bil
lie Rhodes comedy and the latest "Mutt
and Jeff" cartoon comic are also fea
It Is a human story told in a human way,
full of love, adventure and the spirit of
true Americanism. With such artists as
Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne to
Interpret its humanity, there could be no
saner or more dllhtful - entertainment.
Emily Stevens as Edith Frome, In the Broad
way success, "Daybreak." which Is the
photoplay sttractlon for the last three days
of tho week, has ono of the greatest roles
of her brilliant career. . As the wile of a man
who Is a slave of drink, Miss Stevens Is
called upon to reach great heights of
emotional acting and strong character
Synopsis of Eventsi Covered In Heart
Pathe News, Released Today.
RED BANK. N. J. Fleeting horses, dare
devil autoists, mile-a-minute cyclists, all
are cast into shadow when ice.yachtsmen
LOS ANGELES, CAL. "Save" by Uncle
Sam I Harry Lauder, the noted Scotch
comedian, opens a War Savings Stamps
Campaign with a strong appeal.
VTLANTA, GA. Scene at the internment
camp at Fort McPhersoa. Uncle Sam treats
his prisoners humanely. Will Germany do
;:: THE FAR EAST-Jerttsalem free I After
centuries of bondage and suffering under
Moslem rule the Holy City is captured by
the Allies the triumph of Humanity's
tt'ANTED! Hundreds of typists and sten
ographers by United States Government
apply Civit Service Commission, Wash
ington. ST. PAUL. MINN. Thousands of joyful
pleasure seekers, garbed in vari-colored
costumes, make Minnesota's Snow Carnival
OAKLAND. CAL. Scheming dealers who j
add to the high cost of living with under-
weight scales are being hunted down by
NEW YORK CITY Another look before
they go the city hails the opportunity to
cheer her soldier-sons as the SOSth In
fantry drop in for visit from Camp
IO YOUR BIT Observe Mondays and Wed
nesdays at Wheatless Days and one wheat
less meal every day. U. S. Food Adminis
trator. PATERSON. N. J. New Jersey loses a
loyal son by the death of United States
Senator William Hughe, and noted men
" attend the funeral
Muse Theda Bara will be presented In
her latest production ''The Rose of Blood."
It has thrills, heart interest and well main
tained suspense air of which blend into a
story that aside from Its timeliness offers
picture fans an hour of genuine entertain
ment. Mis Bara will be seen in a distinctly
different role, one that has no vampire
tendency at all. She presents her part with
sn appeal that Is able to grip the heart of
everyone and hold them until : the last.
William 8. Hart will also be on the bill In
a two-reel Hart western "Tho Bad Man."
Beginning Wednesday and until Friday "The
Birth of a Nation" will be shown for tho
first timo at regular Muse prices. This
production needs no Introduction. Owing
to the length of the production perform
ances will begin promptly at 2:30, 5:30 and
8:15 p. m.
Hipp Another Rupert Julian Bluebird
production will be shown today and Monday
with Monroe Salisbury and Ruth Clifford In
"Hungry Eyes." Mr Salisbury In this
picture, Is ready to fight, romp or make
love on a moment's notice. Rupert Julian
appears on the screen again (n this pro
duction In a character linked to that he
played In "The Desire of the Moth."
Tuesday and Wednesday, Harry Morey In a
war-drqma, "Who Goes There?" Thursday
Olive Tell in "Her Sister," and Marie Wal
camp In final chapter of "The Red Ace."
Friday snd Saturday, Louise Lovely In a
Butterfly production "Painted Lips."
Kmpress Francis X. Bushman and Bev
erely Bayne; stars of the Metro wonderplay
"Red White and Blue Blood," which la the
feature photoplay attraction at the Empress
theater for the first four days of the week,
have attained great popularity by their ex.
cellent team work In their co-starring vehicles
Suburban Jewel Carmen, In her first
William Fox starrlnit photoplay. "The Kina
dom of Love," will hold forth at thla theater
today. It Is a-romance of Alaska., and
splendid cast Is shown In the support of Miss
Larmea.- Monday and Tuesday will be
William S. Hart fn -a Paramount-Artoraft
play, "The Silent Man."
Lonirop A special de Luxe production
has Been arranged by Manager Jensen for
showings today and Monday. It Is "The
Slacker," with Emily Stevens In the leading
roie ana waiter Miller In the name part.
J ne Metro company havo made a picture
mat snows now a slacker was turned Into
a patriot through the untiring efforts of
his wife. A comedy and the Hearst-Fathe
news win also be on the bill.
Hamilton Paulino Frederick will be the
reaturea player at this theater today In a
Paramount play. "The Hungry Heart," It
is a drama in which the star la said to be
shown to excellent advantage. The Dro-
duc.tion permits of the star's wearing many
beautiful and costly gowns. A good comedy
win also De on the program. Monday. Man
ager Jensen announces that the theater will
be turned over for a benefit performance
for tho St. Andrews' church. Wednesday Is
uougias taimanKs in ' His Picture in the
Papers," Friday, William S. Hart In
"T-hA X-.. rp... I, (, 1
Dundee William S. Hart is announced as
the featured player at this theater today In
"The Primal Lure." It Is a picture that
shows the star In a somewhat different role.
Hearst-Pathe news and a comedy also.
Monday, an all-star cast of Triangle players
In "The Stainless Barrier."' Tuesday, Mar
garita Fischer; Thursday, Mary Miles
Mlnter; Friday, Douglas Fairbanks In "The
Good Bad Man."
Apollo Betty Howe will be shown hers
today in a greater Vitagraph play, "The
Blind Adventure." It is an adventurous
and romantic love etory, full of thrill and
laugnter. one of the funniest Mack Sen.
nett comedies for a long- time. "The Kitchen
Lady" with Louise Fazenda is also sched-
uled. Thursday and Friday comes Marrun.
rite Clark In "Bab's Matinee Idol." another
Grind Kitty Gordon will be shown her
today in her latest photoplay, "The Divine
sacrifice. The story tells of a mother whn
had been happy for years with the man she
. Big Doubi Show Today
BETTY HOWE In
"THE BLIND ADVENTURE"
THE KITCHEN LADY"
' (Mack Sennstt Comedy
Todey at 2, 4, 7 and 9
William S. Hart
"The Primal Lure':
Pathe Newt . ' Comedy
The Good Bad Man
ROY STEWART in
JTHE MEDICINE MANT
Monday and Tuesday
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS in
"REGGIE MIXES IN"
Pauline Frederick in'
"The Hungry Heart"
WILLIAM S. HART in
THE NARROW TRAIL
"The Kingdom of Love"
Monday and Tuesday
WILLIAM S. HART, in
"THE SILENT MAN"
When June Elvldge wa growing througn
her girlhood In St. Paul, Minn., she sang
In a choir. "A funny thing happened," said
June, remlnlscently, "Our red-headed tenor
was a sport, and the only time he had to
read the Tollce Gaxette was Sunday, during
th sermon. One morning he went to sleep
and dropped the paper over the rail Into
the deacon's Isp below. That was the big
gest noise ever heard In St. Paul. I can't
think Just what his name was, but I .think
hi first name was Emll." ,
Why is It, at th movies' that lust when
the moat serious part of the film I being
shown, that some mountainous person stands
up Just ahead of you, and puts on overcoat
muffler and hat?
Crelghton Hale la a high-flyer literally,
not figuratively, speaking. He Is member
of the Aero club snd when hot at the
studio may be found somewhere In the
clouds. In fact most of .the Pathe people
are high-flyers, and we know several who
dwell amongst the clouds.
creased In the current It month. If thl
la a fact, we can't why her husband,
Owen Moore, persist In working In pic
tures, .unless It's Just for recreation. Of
course, there should only be one member
of a family working and the on that make
the most should be elected. But then, even
with the V thou she may be owen mora.
Ralph Kcllrird has returntd to pictures
The fate of many of fUmdom's youngest
heroes Is hanging in the hslsnce on ac
count of the questionnaire system.
Harry Tborpe, camera man for Douglas
Fairbanks, has been drafted and assigned
to the Aerial School of Photography at San
Antonio. He shouldn't have much mnr
difficulty In snapping pictures of the
enemy a line than he did in catching
Douggle on the Jump.
Lo White, hn plays the French count
In th Hilly Wnt comedies, has been
loaned to Artcrsft for Mary I'irkford's
George Walsh, while running In Wot
chaster county, f and broke two of hi
rib. His Am was with kim . M.
a msg to him sent him In quest of
helo. The An . ....... k.. . , . 1
a hike and rushing to where Oeorg lay,
ii-jj .uun nun 10 ins nospitai wnare be I
fast recuperating H uffered greatly
from th cold while lying on the ground,
but will soon be with us again.
Bobby Connellv. whn win h .-...-..
for hi splendid work In a special series
of picture produced by the Vltsjtraph com
pany. Will AOAn h HAen nrlfti 1- A
Sidney Drew In their eoniedie.
"When T declare In mv l . . . , -.- .
. - - j ...-mi iino
mu. luove 10 sis. tnt 1 was at
tracted by a prise fighter.'' suvs Mirv M.
Lane, "I told the truth. Prise fighters are
mourn, image or in cave man. brutal,
yet honest. For th cave man was honest
he made no secret about what he
Roscoe Arhuckle stood In the lobby of th
iir? "I in uom Angeie recently
iwwu pn nis race. I m
Inoklna for a street rr"" m..bji
His friend chirped . in return "There are
plenty of them dsahlng up and down ir.
front of the hotel, why don't you heir
yourself to on of them J" "That Isn't the
Wind I want." he said. '1 want an old
fashioned horse car, and I can't find on
anywhere." He stood for hour wondering
what to do. snd when last seen he wss
walking towards the desk presumedly to
have one paged.
Miss Hose Tspley has been engaged by
th Paramount company to make a tour
of th country uvoonnei'tton with the Ben.
Jamln Crispin series, "the Son of De
mocracy." On her tour. Ml Tapk-y will, ad
dress women and children's -clubs, schools
snd theater audiences, tfau creating wide
Interest In these picture which t-.o liatRti
on the lite of. Abraham Lincoln. '
Ge! It certainly a grand and glorlou
feeling to go down to the nw Movie Inn at
Brandels' andkgse on, the picture of your
favortt tar. Haw you been down ther
yetf ' - .
Douglas Falrbank 1 going to donate hi
services to the government for a picture
that Is to be- made to make the rounds of
the soldier' camps, and how them . that
next to duty and loyalty to the government
clean living and right thinking I th most
Important. It Is under the direction of th
surgeon general's offioe of the War depart
ment. , .
It Is rumored that the editor of the Bum
ble Bee ha the hives.. That's A. Stinger!
Private Peat, who, after his return from
the fighting line in France, wrot a book,
"Two Tear In Hell and Back With a
Smile," la a candidate for the films. Those
who have read the book say that It la bet.
ter than Empey's "Over the Top." Several
rum producers have made tempting offers,
but It is said that he has not as yet ac
cepted any of them.
A sandstorm played havoc around the
tTntversal studio th other day. taklna th
roof off the portrait building and sweeping 1
three of the stages clean of their sets. I
causing a damage estimated at several
thousands of dollars.
In "Kidder A Ko" Bryant Washburn I
shown aa a young man who dislike fish.
Thl I a rank libel on the Path (tar, a
when ho waa her In Omaha at th movie
hall h admitted that h did Ilk fish, hi
favorite being whale, aa th whalebones ar
not sily swallowed.
Clara Itlmtull Tnunv ! m.iih
Elinor Glrn stnrv. "Th Ruatn Whv "
which Is a forthcoming plctureplay.
Jack PfckfnrA mil tila rtlt
Thomas, two of th highest salaried honey
mooners to be found anrwhere these days,
have been visiting Broadway th last few
days. Young PU-kford and his bride hava
been doing the various New Tork shows.
It Is said that Francis Ford has been .
cured to direct for Goldwyn pictures.
Constance Tnlmsdve la nutHn th fin
ishing touches to "The Shuttle," by F.
iioagson Burnett. ,
J. Warren Kerrigan's second Parslta nle-
ture win oe -j n Turn of a Card," whlcll
will shortly be seen In Omaha.
William . S, Hart will soon be seen In
'Blue Blazes Rowdan," Elsie Ferguson In
-i ns nong or songs" and another Cecil B.
ne Mllle production Is announced aa "Th
Th Vltarmnh Mmnmv .tnul, m-
flv mnnthM' time will K mhhImJ ,a mm
due the Sergeant Ouy Bmpey picture with
this notable personage a th star. Lois
Meredith plays opposite.
, Definite announcement 1 mad that
Pathe has secured th ervlce' of William
DuncSn and will become a featured star as
well aa director of serials.
The Initial showing of "I, Msry MscLane,"
la playing at Orchestra hall In -Chicago- at
KITTY GORDON in
"THE DIVINE SACRIFICE"
MARGUERITE CLARK in
"BAB'S MATINEE IDOL"
(ADMISSION, 10 CENTS)
today and Monday
in "HUNGRY EYES"
Tuesday and Wednesday
HARRY MOREY in
"WHO GOES THERE"
OLIVE TELL in
Last cf "RED ACE"
Friday and Saturday
LOUISE LOVELY in
W. S. HART
'THE BAD MAN'
Tue. ,,lugL Tuv.
W.d. "BIRTH OP. A NATION"
i Edna MAM
Goodrich ;p j W
Noted Stage Becuty, v&gJ fj I-;, j
1 Is More Gorgeously .. , MS- c J I
Noted Stage Becuty,
Is More Gorgeously
Gowned Than Ever
In a Play of ART and
"WHO LOVED HIM BEST"
Tuesday DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
Mary Plckford's salary and share of th
profits last year from the Paramount-Art-craft
la said to be $960,000, with a reason
able certainty that this amount will be in-
MM T 2553
IIUIIL. T Leavenworth
In a Patriotic Story
The Greatest Power
Tuesday and Wednesday
In a Super De Luxe Play
With 'Bill' at His Best
In an Adorable Play
"The Girl Without
"V I III mm m, mrrm x.
X HUM SIM 'iFAv sv
Sunday, Monday. Tuesday
"Jules of the
Jl ... .
Wednesday to Saturday
"THE LAND OF PROMISE"
Today and Monday
in a Special Production
4vau,dheov;l8leDAILY J V N hN ,00 Ol I Continuous
At 2:15, 3:30, 7:30 and 9:15 V) A B U I H 1 i V V Dnrf riKnuinan AY
SUPPER SHOW SATURDAY B. M I WA X A CLY j TlO 11113 II C 6 11' to 11
AND SUNDAY, 6:30 L1J ULj LKJ Ljj BRING THECHILDREN
I IK M TO WEEK" TODAYTHE GLAD SHOW-TODAY I "METRO-WEEK" TDMY
tiftXA -- WOLF & STEWART 1 1 I
M S "IN TWO FLATS" W&h
'&H Emily Hiat & Geer I AUSTIN & BAILEY HmWi!
fS'." Stevens "tuc Hfrh c. onvo- "syncopated hoti., y-fpl XLjr'A
F-: IN lilt Hlgft Beer BUft singing and Dancing b4J
. "r" "Davhreak" kapt. KIDDER & CO. Franees LBush,na,,
rY UPWIl In "Operatic Comedy" BeYerly Bayne i
fr" V Wonderful picturl- H y w i
CA' Sl8eBroad" FOX POMFnV hungry lions "Rtd, WhiU and Blue BIood' :
I ' wayacceBg. f J A U J IVI C. U T IN A HOSPITAL fu of ..
' i ' 1 and th spirit a? tn AmrricmjiiRnu
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