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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, FOItTXAXD, FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
duce the picture; Jeanie Macpnerson,
who- will write the scenario; Miss
Orace Kingaley, of the Times; Sam
XSehrendt, a local business man. . and
Hector AUiot, prominent writer and
Mrs. Vernon Castle, star of. Interna
tional's aerial of patriotism and ro
mance. "Patria," is mourning the loss
of a gold emblem of the British Flying
Corps, of which her husband is' a mem
After the completion of one of the
scenes at Newport. R. I., Mrs. Castle,
before she sailed for France to see her
husband, missed the emblem, which she
bad worn constantly since it was pre
sented to her husband. The loss was
reported to the police of Newport, who
are making every effort to find it.
Mr. Castle recently sent to his wife
one ot the caps which he wore for sev
eral months as a member of the Royal
Flying Corps. She has made it a part
of the "Castle Preparedness Suit,"
which she recently designed.
PLAY SHOWS WILES OF SIREN
"Vera the Medium" to Be Presented
at Broadway Tbeater.
Kitty Gordon, famous English beau
ty, is the Broadway Theater headllnei
today, appearing in a picturization of
the Richard Harding Davis story, "Vera
the. Medium." A two-reel comedy,
Ilearst-Pathe News, scenic and special
musical programme will also be pre
sented. The story of "Vera the Medium" Is
ased on a theme that' is ever new, the
battle between the sexes. Vera Is a
siren who gains the name of Vera the
Medium because of her almost super
iiuman powers of attraction for men.
"While holding herself aloof from her
many and insistent suitors, she appears
to be animated solely by the spirit of
revenge against the opposite sex, lur
ing one man after another to his ruin.
3t transpires that Vera is actuated by
the fact that when a young girl, living
in the country, the man to whom she
had given her heart appeared to lesert
her at the altar.
In the course of her affairs she meets
a. man who scornfully rejects her in
terest in him. Vera determines to add
this man to her list of victims and the
lramatic situations in the story follow
"when she sets trap after trop to lure
him from his wife and child. " When
actually on the point of victory Vera's
Ibetter nature responds to the appeals
of her latest victim's family and in the
end her own attitude toward life is
changed for the better through the re
appearance of her first sweetheart with
the proof of his undying affection and
the disclosure that he had not deserted
her, as she thought all those years.
Miss Gordon is supported by a cast
of sterling players, including Lowell
Pherman, Grant Hitchcock, Joyce Fair,
Oijace Blow, Gordon Harris and Frank
PEOPLES HAS FAMOUS DRAMA
"Bought and Paid For" to Bo At
traction for Today.
"Bought and Paid For." the famous
George Broadhurst drama, has been
pictured by William A. Brady, and.
with Alice Brady as its star, will be
screened at the Peoples Theater today.
It is rated as one of the best of all
"World pictures and has met with
splendid euccess wherever exhibited.
The third instalment of the interest
ing and timely series, "Uncle Sam's
Defenders," will also be. shown, while
Clara Casten, the 13-year-old Portland
violinist, will appear in special musical
In "Bought Ind Paid For" Miss
Brady plajw the role of Virginia
Blaine, k young girl who is forced by
circumstances to work as a telephone
operator at a fashionable club. Here
the attracts the attention of Robert
Stafford, self-made millionaire. When
he discovers that she is not tempted
hy dinners and Jewels, he falls in love
and ardently courts her. Virginia to
strongly attracted by Stafford, eo dif
ferent from her brother-in-law, Gilley,
!but because of their social difference
and his love for drink she fears to
6he is finally ipn over, however.
ana tor a time she is happy in luxuri
ous surroundings. But Stafford yields
more and more to drink, and when in
toxicated is overbearing and dicta
torial. One night he attempts to force
Jiis wire to comply with a trivial re
quest, ana when she persists in re
fusing he informs her that she must,
that she is "bought and paid for." The
next day he offers profuse apologies,
hut the wife refuses to live longer
with him and vows not to return to
his house until he comes for her.
Next she i3 shown as a humble sales
lady, living with her sister and Gilley,
How the two are reconciled furnishes
material for an interesting finish to
She drama tc tale.
STAR TO OFFER DOUBLE BILL
I .. Love" Are
Charlie Chaplin ir. his latest Mutual
Special, "Easy Street," and Kathlyn
Williams in a Morosco-Paramount live
reeler. "Redeeming Love," is the dou
ble bill photoplay entertainment pro
vided for Portland amusement seekers
at the Star Theater commencing today.
"Easy Street" is said by the early ex
hibition critics to be the best of all
Mutual-Chaplins, full of laughs" and
thrills. Charlie is seen in a climb up
the ladder from outcast to officer, with
"big Eric Campbell and beautiful Edna
Purviance playing a prominent part
in the life of the peace officer-to-be.
"Redeeming Love" marks the debut
of Kathlyn Williams, former lady of
the Selig animals and many adventures,
as a Paramount star. She has as her
leading man Thomas Holding, who an
peared in support of Pauline Frederick
in "The Eeternal City." Other promi
nent members of the cast are Herbert
Standing, Wyndham Standing and
.tie (en Eddy.
"Redeeming Love" is a powerful dra
ma relating the story of a country girl
whose beauty fascinates a gambler
who comes to her town to rest. She
falls in love with him and finally goes
to the city, where she plunges into the
life of a gambler and becomes so im
bued with the spirit of the gamester
that the getting of money becomes her
only religion in life.
Before she had left her home she had
been impressed by the personality of
John Bancroft, a young minister. While
Naomi is perfecting herself in the art
of gambling Bancroft is forging ahead
in his chosen Held and is becoming fa
mous. He finally comes to the city and
wages a great campaign agamsnt gam
bling. in which he finds himself pitted
against Juaomi. wno has won his love
despite the fact that her mode of life
Is so appalling to him.
WILLIAM HART AT COLUMBIA
Actor Takes Role of "Bad Man" and
Thrills Are Plentiful.
" William S. Hart will be seen in
hrand-new "bad man"-role, "The Gun
fighter," at the Columbia Theater
starting today. In his newest part,
Hart's nickname is "The Killer." He is
bo proud of his marksmanship that, he
Keeps a list of his victims in a note
book. Then a girl comes along, see
the killer in action, takes a look at the
notebook, and exacts from him a prom
ise to forswear murder.
The test comes when the girl is car
ried Out by another outlaw and th
"Killer" goes to her rescue. To save
her he commits his last murder and
dies of wounds received in the fight.
There is gunfighting and hard rid
lng all through the picture. The novel
twist in the story comes when th
"Killer" kidnaps the sir! who had
called him a murderer, and carries her
Hart plays the role of Cliff Hudspeth,
leader of a band of Arizona outlaws,
who has won his place and power by
killing notorious border bullies. A rival
gang is headed by El Salvador and
"Cactus" Fuller, and when the Fuller
crowd holds up a town and levies trib
ute, Clfff and hia men stage a counter
Cliff, coming out of a saloon, notices
Norma Wright, the pretty town mil
liner who works to support her llttla
brother Jimmy and herself, standing at
the door of her little store, and waves
her inside, as he anticipates trouble.
The shooting commences and Cactus
bites the dust. As Cliff, satisfied with
the day's work, is preparing to leave
town he Is confronted by Norma, who
denounces him as a cold-blooded mur
derer. Stung almost to madness by the
girl's accusation, and reaching down
from his horse, he seizes her and, fling
ing her over the saddle, gallops out of
town. The remainder of the story is
as thrilling as the beginning. Margery
Wilson takes the part of Norma. '
NORMA TALMADGE AT SUNSET
The Social Secretary," Comedy
Drama, to Be Presented.
"The Social Secretary." perhaps the
most popular of all pictures in which
Norma Talmadge has ever appeared.
and one which did much toward ele
vating her to a position as head of her
wn company, will be screened at the
Sunset Theater today. "A Scoundrel's
Toll," a Keystone comedy, and Para
mount Pictographs "will also be shown.
"The Social Secretary" is a comedy-
rama relating the experiences or
Mayme, a stenographer, who finds it
difficult to hold positions because her
good looks interfere in the ordinary
business relations with her employers.
They all "get fresh" with her, so she
ecides to "uglify" herself. Tne result
Is a prim, heavy-spectacled bit of New
In her new guise Mayme gets a job.
All goes well until she is discovered
by the young man of the house. The
wo have many a lark together, but
are discovered by a representative of
a scandal sheet. Then the daughter of
the house decides to elope with a
worthless chap and is Inveigled into
trip to his apartment. There she
is at his mercy until Mayme arrives.
She takes the place of the intended
ictlm, and things look very black for
However, an eleventh-hour confes
ion clarifies the atmosphere and
Mayme, the stenographer, becomes the
mistress of a home of wealth.
MAJESTIC HAS MISS SURATT
Fox Film, "The New York Peacock,"
Is to Be Attraction.
Va.leska Suratt. whom Fox fans have
dubbed "Empress of Fashion," will be
seen at the Majestic Theater today In
The New York Peacock," a story of
country youth, a siren and J100.000.
Harry Hilliard, who was Fox's Romeo
in "Romeo and Juliet," is Miss Suratt's
leading man. A two-reel Fox film
comedy and Mutual weekly will also
Miss Suratt plays the role of Zena,
gambling resort "come-on." in "The
New York Peacock." The play is' said
to give her an opportunity to display
an unusually large number of won
Billy Martin, with S100.000, is sent
to New lork by his father to put
through a munitions deal. The muni-
ion broker's secretary, a crook, tells
Graham, a gambling-house keeper, of
Billy's trip, and Miller is named to lure
him to the house. Billy accepts an in
vitation to be shown the town, goes
to the gambling resort, meets Zena.
and then comes the fnevitable. Early
winnings soon develop into big losses,
and Zena, who finally feels a spark of
love coming Into her life, persuades
Billy to leave the tables with J16,000.
He goes back, however, and loses all
Then Billy's wife comes to the city.
and almost catches Zena and her hus
band together. Then the father ar
rives in the city, visits the gambling
den and is picked by Zena as the man
to supply the money to make good
Billy's losses. She lures Martin to her
den. Billy telephones, thinks that
Zena has deceived him, and rushes into
her apartments to discover the woman
in the act of embracing his father.
Billy's eyes are opened and Zena's
hope of happiness is wrecked.
ROMANTIC PLAY IS AT GLOBE
Mabel Trunnelle and Marc MacDer-
mott Are Featured.
'The Destroying" Angel," featuring
Mabel Trunnelle and Maro MacDermott,
will be exhibited at the Globe Theater
today. It is an Edison photoplay,
filmed from the story of the same name
by Louis Joseph Vance.
Romance and tragedy are blended In
the recital of the hectic love affairs of
Mary Ladislas, whose unfortunate ex
periences had earned for her the name
destroying angel. The stage plays a
prominent part in the production, for
the ill-starred heroine, who finally is
happy in the love of a man who was
long thought dead, was a beautiful and
A Ham and Bud comedy and Selig
Tribune news weekly will also be
Douglas Fairbanks announces that
he is firmly planted in the Artcraft
stronghold, but it does not appear as
though Triangle will give him up
without a legal struggle." His contract
with the Griff ith-Ince-Sennett combina
tion has nearly a year yet to run.
Edith Storey, an old member of the
Vitagraph Company, is now a free
lance, having quit her old home. At the
same time this announcement was
made a denial of the report that Alice
Joyce would also quit Vitagraph was
given out. Alice has just signed a new
The Whartons. the people who made
"Exploits of Elaine," "Patria" and
other serials, are to produce films them
selves for independent distribution.
The new Vitagraph spectacle-sequel
to "The Battle Cry of Peace." whicb
has been laboring under the working
name of "The Battle Cry of War," is
to be given a name soon. Many favor
"vv oraanhood or "Glory of a Nation.
McClure's "Seven Deadly Sins." which
are meeting with great favor through
out the country and soon to be ex
hibited in Portland will be followed
by another series.
"Fortune Photoplays is to be the
brand under which Balboa will mak
the four-reelers filmed from stories ap
pearing in the Street and Smith pub
Walter Hitchcock, who deserted th
Btage for pictures not long ago, will
appear with Anna Q. Nilsson for th
For some unknown reason the cen
sors of Chicago banned the Willard
Mack-Fathe picture, "Kick In."
H. B. Warner will soon appear in
"God's Man," a nine-part picturization
of the George Bronson Howard story
of that name.
John R. Freuler. president of th
mutual Film Corporation. Is in Califor
nia, visiting the West Coast studios.
and incidentally calling on Charles
Chaplin at the Lone Star plaDt la Los
Mr. Freuler Is completing arrange
J ments for a new series of Chaplin com
dies to follow the series of 12 now be- I
ing released by the Mutual Corpora
tion. . j
Maxine Elliott, famed beauty, who
is now entering motion pictures for
Goldwyn, is busily completing her first
important literary work, which will
embody her reminiscences and com
ments upon notables of two continents.
This volume will be published in the
late Summer or Fall of the present
George McDaniel, having been en
gaged to APPear in the photodramatic
version of the Robert W. Chambers
novel. "The Hidden Children," was quite
elated. In fact he was rather proud
of the fact.
The evening of the first day he made
his way to the Rialto and in the course
of time met Pathe Lehman.
"Working?" . said Pathe, mechani
Yes. answered George, "with Fred
Balshoefer; we are doing a n ve-reeler
called The Hidden Children.'"
Fine." saide Pathe. "Great! But it
should be 10 reels; that birth control
stuff is a knockout.'
The William Nigh Company of Fox
players, which has Just returned from
the midst of meteorological .conditions
in Tennessee described as damp enough
to blanch the cheek of that able navi
gator. Noah, will now try to find a
Mount Ararat at Tuxedo, N. Y. The
company goes there early this week to
complete the outdoor scenes on their
Anna Luther, who has been playing
opposite George Walsh, has left the
Fox West Coast studios. Hereafter
Doris Pawn will be the leading woman
for the Walsh company.
Despite her strong objections to the
exercise of the option clause in her
contract by the World Film. Ethel Clay.
ton, it seems, will nave to continue
working for that concern.
Violet Reed, is at work in the Rolfe
studios on three pictures in which she
acts in support of Madame Fetrov.
Two of these films had to be retaken
for the Metro Corporation following
the recent disastrous fire at the Thirty
fifth street studio.
Gerda Holmes, leading woman of the
World Film Corporation, has mnrlnriel
her contract and is taking a month's
rest with her family in Chicago.
Charles Gerrard. having comnleted a
picture with the Fox Company. Is now
engaged in taking part In Chester
Wlthey's forthcoming production for
the Fine Arts-Trlnagle programme.
of working by The picture, believing it
affords better opportunity for the
choice of parts and. better financial return.
Seena Owens" first screen ancearance
since her portrayal of At tare a. the
Princess Beloved in "Intolrance." will
be under the direction of Chester
Withey in a forthcoming Triangle-Fine
The motion picture nroductlon of
"Faust," which was under the cour&e
of production by the California Motion
Picture Corporation at San Rafael, has
been thrown into the scrap heap after
the completion of seven reels. In the
language or the day. when the seven-
reel point was reached Beatrix Mich
elena walked out on the picture. She
refused to work any longer. The com
pany characterizes her action as "tem
peramental unreasonableness" and has
charged on its books as a loss ".35.000 "
Miss Michelena is suing the company
ior tn.vvu Dacic salary. It will be im
possible to complete the picture, for
the entire cast has left San Rafael,
some going to Los Ansreles. som in
New York and some abroad.
A Squad of film rjlavern IncluAlnir
Nance O'Neil, William H. Thompson
and Pedro Do Cordoba, are appearing
on Broadway In "The Wanderer."
m w W
Willard Mack.' former Portland mtni-u
star, and well-known author of stage
and screen dramas, has written another
one. It's called "Alias," and Mack is its
lending player. The play opened at
w . .
Frank Bennett, whose Klnar OiariAa
IX in "Intolerance" has struck trairt for
him. is playing opposite Dorothy Fish.
Miss Theda Bara, who is soon to be
seen in a new William Fox photodrama.
ine 'tiger woman," has received many
communications acquainting her with
the fact that 162 babies have been
named after her.
'The Gentle Intruder." Marv Mllu
Minter's sixth Mutual star production.
wnicn is her next release, introduces
us to another Mary a Mary-with-her-curls-done-up.
Ethel Teare is now a Keystone
comedy girl. She is the latest femi
nine addition to the Mack Sennett
In the shifting and distribution of
the Lasky players among the stars,
Fannie Ward ' has been fortunate
enough to draw the following well
known players for the next Lanky
Paramount picture: Billy Jacobs. Jack
Dean, Hobart Bosworth, Tully Marshall
and Mabel Van Buren. Frank Relcher
presides over the screen destinies of
The final title of Alice Brady's new
Russian play for the World Film Cor
poration is -The Dancers Peril." It
was at first called "The Snowbird." but
that name was abandoned as havinsr
been used elsewhere. This Is the pic
ture play in which Alexis Kosloff ap
pears with an entire Russian ballet.
if rsisiiisssssi mil! ttt f.opi.ip.
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H II IS M H H
'Topping the World f or Quality"
It's here at last the wonderful
photoplay all Portland has been
waiting so long to seer
OJote All motion-Picture oueitiont ana.
wered except those relative to the writing
mm juamfliins 01 scenarios. fieaae itgtl
your name to all communicationa mri
tne name under wmcn you wish Queries
.lion Dl BU.J
TJLOND1E Big eyes and blond hair
J do not spell stardom and a Rocke
feller income. Better send the picture
to a studio director, or if you really
expect to get a chance in pictures, buy
a railroad or boat ticket to Los An
geles and break in as an extra. That's
tne only way I know of. Methods of
flesh-reducing do not come within the
province or this department. Sure, he's
married. . and has at least one child.
-ujougies wire is not on the stage.
X. Y. Z., Oregon City D. TV. Griffith
is at present in New York conducting
an anti-censorshln nght. A letter ad
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In a veritable screen-sensation from George Broad
hurst's international stage-success
One of the many tense moments in "Bought and Paid For,,!
at The Peoples.
The Play That Makes You Laugh With One Eye and Cry With the Other
Added features: A wonderful little girl violin
ist Miss Clara Casten; also varied new Picto
graphs.' New shows today at 11 A. M., 12:30
P.M., 2 P. M.. 3:30 P. M., 5 P. M., 6:30 P. M., 8
P. M., 9:30 P.s M. Each show complete no
As a play, this was the biggest hit to appear on Broadway in years.
The more extensive resources of the motion-picture version have
greatly enlarged and improved the already masterful piece, and will
make of this production a masterpiece. The star has been rapidly
advancing towards the top niche of her art, and the work she does in
this play bring3 her exceedingly near the pinnacle and the realization
of her fondest hopes. The cast has been carefully selected by Mr.
Brady, whose familiarity with the former production enabled him to
select only those who would absolutely fit the roles given them for
portrayal perfectly. Positively never before shown in Portland.
Enjoy it today.
EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION: The third of the timely new series: "Uncle Sam's Defenders." Here
is absolutely one of the greatest, most entertaining photoplay programmes ever offered in any theater,
and there's no' advance in prices Early attractions at this theater include Theodore Roberts in 'The
American Consul," Clara Kimball Young in "The Rise of Susan," Marguerite Clark in "The Fortunes of
Life," Mary Pickford in "The Poor Little Rich Girl," and others of the world's greatest photoplays.
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Alder at West Park
Six successful years of good shows
are behind every programme offered
you at Portland's popular Peoples
dressed care of Motion Picture News
would be placed in his bands almost
immediately. There are a largre num
ber of Fox directors, comeay ana ara
mutio. in Southern California. William
S. Hart may be reached at the Fine Arts
studio, Culver City, Cal.
r.nra m. The Seven Deadly Sins"
have not been booked in Portland yet.
Neither have the Max Linder comedies.
I don't know her name but the pictures
show that Max has surrounded himself
with a might? attractive bevy 01 gins.
Anita Stewart is a sister to Lucille Lee
Stewart and henco a sister-in-law 01
Ralph Ince. I don t know wnetner joe
Moore, who recently married Grace
Cunard, is younger or older than Owen.
No cbildren in the Owen Moore family.
Frankle E.. Oregon City There are
several Petrova pictures coming from
Metro, but she will have a Paramount
picture on the screens in late April or
early May. Likewise Warwick will be
seen la a number of World pictures.
His first picture under the Selznick
banner is "The Argyle Case." Norma
Talmadge married Joe Schenck. Iden
tified with the Marcus Lowe . interests,
and head of the Norma Talmadge Film
Corporation. How can I prove what
Chaplin salary Is? I have no reason
to question the J670.000 figure as given
out by Mutual.
May O. Margaret HHngton is now at
th ijiskv studio. Hollywood, Cal. Mary
Pickford will be in Los Angeles within
a week or two. so better wait ana sena
a letter to her there.
Old Subscriber Sorry you didn't get
an answer to that letter. However,
scenario questions are not answered
here. In the photoplay section of Jan
uary 21 you will find a list of market
ing places for plays. You are wrong in
thinking that the companies make
practice of stealing ideas. Probably
you read the story somewhere and
talked yourself into thinking it was an
original id-ea. Others have done the
O. T. H. Margarita Fischer may be
reached at San Diego, care Pollard
Company. She was born in Missouri
Valley, la., and lived for many years
in Oron. Married to Harry Pollard.
Hazel Dawn is in "The Century Girl"
on Broadway. Frank Keenan is in
New York preparing for the opening
of a new play. Mary Nash is now with
World. She was with Pathe in "Arms
and the Woman,"
Fan A -new concern, the Techni
color, has patents Involving a natural
color photorranhic process. I don't
know how successful it is. but picture
are being taken in the South. ,
Young Admirer "The Price She
Paid" and "The Easiest Way" are early
Clara Kimball Young releases. In stock
at Seattle, not in Portland. Vitagraph.
World and Selznlck. Haven't heard
what they did to Jim Young for stab-bine-
TODAY FOR 3 DAYS
Mabel Trunnelle and Marc McDermott in
" The Destroying Angel "-
Henry B. Walthall in "THE RAVEN"
MRS. VERNON CASTLE as "PATRIA"
in "The Last of the Fighting Channings"
in the play that, gave her fame
Her unprecedented success in this
picture has placed . Miss Talmadge
among the few really great stars.
Before a few hundred; now-s-thou-sands
a week. It's a story of a pretty
girl's temptations in a big city. f
"The Soundrel's Toll"
5000 Portraits of Miss Talmadge free.
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for four days