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TODAY'S FILM FEATURES. -Majestic
Zana Grey's "Riders
of the Dawn."
Rlvoll Julian Eltinge. "An Ad-
Columbia Jack London's "The
Liberty William Farnum, "The
Peoples Eufcene O'Brien. "A
Fool and His Money."
Star Harry T. Morey. "The Sea
Circle House Peters. "Silk Hus
bands and Calico Wives."
Globe Corinne Griffith. "The
Tower of Jewels."
Today's Maalcal Features.
Liberty Organ concert by
Henri Keates at .12:30 o'clock
Rlvoli Orchestra concert under
direction of Mischa Guterson
at 12:30 o'clock soon.
Majestic Organ concert by Ce
cil Teague at 1:30 P. M.
Columbia Orchestra selections
under direction of Vincent C.
Peoples Orchestra selections
under direction of Philip Pels.
THE Jack Ranee of the tall silk
hat, frilled waistcoat and gam
bling tendencies, who stole from
Blanche Bates the glory of the
starring vehicle David Belasco had
written specially for her. "The Girl
of the Golden West" Frank Keenan
arrived In Portland late Thursday
venlng on an extremely important
Accompanied by Mrs. Keenan . he
made th trip north to confer with
Frank Keenan Sloan, his 3-months
old grandson and the son of Captain
and Mrs. Frank Anderson Sloan of
Vancouver barracks. The youngster's
father was lieutenant-colonel with
the 77th infantry. New York's fight
ing regiment, and while in action
was wounded. He ie now doing
recruiting service permanently sta
tioned at the Vancouver post. As
other officers, he was demoted when
assigned to peace duties, but next
month he will again change his
insignia, the present bars giving place
to the gold leaf of major.
There are two other grandchildren
whom tlte Keenan will visit in the
Sloan family, little girls whose pic
tures their famous granddaddy car
ries in a small gold case. The
Keenans will be in Portland and
Vancouver during the week.
"This Independent Booking com
pany which has been organized by
Jensen and Von Herberg for theaters
of the northwest sounds like a good
thing," Mr. Keenan said. "Probably
the inside idea of it is the elimina
tion of producer from the exhibitors
fieid who are becoming a very real
menace to the Industry. If nothing
is done to curtail their activities one
or two big corporations will be in
control of the entire business of both
making and showing films. Nothing
could be more detrimental to the
artistic side of the tndustry..--
Independent producing companies
are touay the salvation of the. screen
wmt of the big companies have the
business down to such a fine degree
that their stars are grinding out as
many as 11 productions a year with
plots ana stories which are manu
factured things, entirely lacking in
soul, human interest and imagination.
Other companies backed by Wall
street have been spending vast sums,
taking entire companies on locations
as far as Alaska and waiting there
a month for one sunny day. These
vacations added hundreds of thou
sands of dollars to production- costs
and made necessary the expenditure
of huge sums to put the pictures
over and get back a profit-Now Wall
Street Is asking to see the books.
"It is such conditions that . inde
pendent companies are going to avoid.
The production of any good picture
costs enough as vast sums have to
be spent ' for the rights to bboks.
for direction and for worthwhile
casts. I have had my own corpora
tion and I know what independence
means fro the person who really wants
to produce drama. And I have made
money, too. from every ploture I
have yet produced.
"Smaller casts in big things are be
coming more and more the aim of
the Independent producer, Marvelous
feats and heights are still ahead for
the screen. Down in Hollywood we
want to add to the school of Ameri
can drama by producing in a great
natural ampitheater such literature
as Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking
tales. We want to bring the world
to that canyon, but we jileo want to
immortalize these productions by
filming them. In such movements we
can revive American pageantry, the
history and heart of the country in
llegorical form and the American
soul in the character portrayals.
Always we plan to keep in mind the
fact every production is an entertainment."
Mr. Keenan has just turned down
three big New York offers to return
to the speaking stage. He confesses
a love for the legitimate drama
based on more than S6 years of ex
perience and suocess in it. It is pos
sible, he declare, that he may yet
appear in some future production. At
present he is negotiating for several
famous works which he hopes to
produce for the screen and leave as
memorials to the profession in which
he has spent the best years of his
It Is possible that he may go abroad
and portray the classic Don Quixote
which Pathe hopes to produce in 40
reels to be made in Spain, Italy and
France and released in chapter form.
European conditions remain too un
settled for the investment of great
sums in any gigantic undertaking,
Mr. Keenan believes, at the present
time and for this reason' "Don
Quixote" may wait.
(irely eliminate Jazs from this Sun
day's programme to be given at 12:30
o'clock this noon; an elimination
which will be greatly appreciated by
music lovers, who make it a point to
attend in time each week for the
His programme Is artistically well
balanced, having in its five selections
as many types of compositions and
each from the brain of a master. The
(a) "Ureo" .i
b) "To a Wild Rose"
"Air d Belief
Selections from "Carmen"
The Sunday concert by Cecil Teague
at the Majestic theater consist of:
"The Dlplomatei" Souaa
"Kammenol Oatrow" ......... .Rubinstein
"In Sweet September" Monaco
"Peppy Tunes or Yesterday and Today"
Ralph Ruffner left Portland last
Tuesday for Seattle, where he will
managing the Strand theater. Just
now he is at the Coliseum, while
Frank Steffe is vacationing here in
A. C. Raleigh has been called in for
Mr. Ruffner's work. He will have
Frank Hasjnberger with him at the
Columbia and will handle the adver
tising for that theater and the Peo
ples and Majestic, aa well as having
charge of the Peoples and Columbia
lobbies. This leaves the Star theater
work- for Ralph Winsor. who for
merly handled it. Mr. Winsor also
does his own lobbies, which are among
the most elaborate of those produced
P. G. Lynch, who has spent consid
erable time in Portland during the
last year handling Hodkinson releases
through Pathe. began his duties last
Monday as manager of the Pathe ex
change in Seattle. Lukan, its former
manager, left to take. over the man
agement of the new Independent
Billie Williams, general nurse and
tutor for the Jensen & Von Herberg
organs, which he coaxes along in the
paths they should go, has seen rather
active service lately. During Shrine
week. when the Liberty theater
opened at 9 A. M. and closed at 2
o'clock the following morning, he
played the giant Wurlltzer during
relief hours. Not long ago, during
Bo the star had the unique distinc
tion of working in two roles in dif
ferent stories, with different direc-
rehearsals at the Liberty, one of the I on the same train the same day, and
While the Columbia screen re
corded the thrilling adventures of
a secret service agent and her sis
ter, a wickea woman wearing a
blond wig, an actual case of detec
tive brilliancy was going on within
the theater. During all last summer
the coolness of the Columbia was
the pride of Manager Raleigh's heart.
no matter how scandalously the mer
cury flirted with the top of the ther
At the first warm season and with
pleasant memories of last year, Mr.
Raleigh exhibited his Ice bills and
boasted of this cool theater. But his
patrons objected, and finally, becom
ing Impressed by. their arguments,
himself noticed that It was warm
"hotter than blue hades," he described
More ice was ordered. Mors was
consumed. The mercury but mounted
the higher. The ventilating system
was overhauled and a new wheel in
stalled by the determined Mr. Ral
eigh Finally on last Wednesday
clue was discovered. While adjusting
a new wheel, a tool reu through
crack in the basement floor and.
while reaching for it. his hand
touched a prpe so warm that he jerked
it away with an exclamation that re
sembled the weather.
That pipe solved the mystery. It
was the tank or coils for the steam
bowls Of colored light which night
after night decorated the top of the
theater building. The apparatus had
been so installed that it served In
winner as additional heating equip
ment and. while ton after ton of ice
has been put into the cooling plant,
this steam heat had been energeti
cally melting It and warming the en
tire theater auditorium. Now the the
ater is as cool as Mr. Raleigh orlg
inally boasted at the first of the sea
Perhaps no one appreciated this
joke more than John Stille. "Ha. h
Raleigh should have told me his dlffi
cutties, he chortled. "I was the on
that installed those colored lights o
the Columbia roof, and I purposel
had them put in in such a manne
that the heat generated might be
uetilixed In winter.
Concert programmes at the Libert
have assumed a new tone, now tha
Henri Keates has been arranging them.
Mr. Keates has had the courage to en
PIANIST NO LONGER OWN
BOSS, BUT MINDS FATHER
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age pipes giving power to the organ
motor was stepped upon and discon-
ected. It took considerable Ingenu
ity to get this reconnected and moved
back where a repetition of such a
serious accident could not again oc-
ur. Billie takes his recreation in
the manner of all "fillum" plutocrats.
uch as "Mr. J.." "Paul Emerson" and
Charlie" Koerner. who drives about
in "Mr. Laemmle's car." His is a cosy
little roadster, which he alleges has
gone many miles, but which does most
of its speeding parked back of the
Star theater, where he and Ralph
Winsor exchange gossip.
The Rlvoli concert orchestra. ter-
sonally directed by Mischa Guterson,
will play at 12:30 noon today:
Oanst Varnhr." K.l.tc...
'Song of the Soul" J. Breil
Prelude" a. Rachrolnoff
The swan" Rinj3u.n.
Paramount Trio, (a) "Medley of Popular
"Annie Laurie." (d) "Oh!" (popular
-uanase AiacaDee" and the axbne-a
by the Paramount Trio, held over
from last week, will be given each
afternoon and evening of this week.
"Under Crimson Skies," a sea story
ana pnotopiay, has been sold to Jen
sen & Von Herberg through C. W.
noerner. branch manager of the Unl
versal exchange. The picture will be
given an early August booking, al-
mougn at.wnich Portland theater it
has not yet been announced. "Red
Lane, starring Frank Mayo, is the
next picture Universal will concen
trate on through Mr. Koerner. Last
week was quiet on film row and the
only sales reported to state exhibitors
were to O'Phelps of the Liberty. Hills
DOro, who purchased "Blind Hus
bands," "Paid in Advance," JThe Vir
gin of Stamboul" and "The Right to
iapptneas. ueorge Bourtte. north
west Universal manager, is still mak
ing Portland his headquarters, al
though he spent a day or so in Seattle
iES Of T
n ho- I
There was a time when Mis
cha Felz was his own boss, and
not only that, but the boss of
the musicians in the Benson
tel- and Baker stock theater
chestraa. Now he works for
Mr. Pels recently accepted the
position of pianist in tha Peo
ple's symphonic orchestra, of
which his father, Philip Pelz,
is director. It Is his first expe
rience of playing for pictures.
While he has done some stage
and concert work, his lot here
tofore has fallen to other lines.
Recently the People's orches
tra, with his father wielding
the baton, played Liszt's "Hun
garian Rhapsodic, No, 2." The
piano obligato was played by
Mr. Pelz. During that same
programme his father deserted
the rank of director to play a
cornet solo. It was decidedly
a Pelz programme. And Its
severest and most delighted
critic was Mrs. Pelz, mother of
the pianist and wife of the solo
ist and director, who eat near
the front and watcheeV and lis
tened each time the concert was
nearly all the same day.
By special request Cecil
LIBERTY HAS FARNUM FILM
The Orphan" TelU Story of Oat-
law in Western Town.
ror for hours at a time. He watched
and directed the play of every muscle
He took, and still takes, a special
course of training to make his figure
what it is today. He put woman un
der a magnifying glass to "find just
wherein her charm lay and, he says.
organist at the Majestic has arranged he is making fresh discoveries all the
again play Rubinstein's Kim- lime.
menol-Ostrow" at his weekly concert Julian Eltinge may be most fem-
thls afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The ininely intriguing in his latest pic-
complete programme is: 'The DIplo-: ture. "An Adventuress"; he was the I
mats" (Sonsa), Kammenoi-Ostrow" most fascinating of widows on the
(Rubinstein). "In Sweet September" - legitimate stage, out ne draws a line,
(Monaco), "Peppy Tunes of Yesterday I straight and firm, between his art and
nis private me. in nis own woros
he's "off the woman stuff off stage."
As an athlete he has few peers.
This man who handles a fan as though
to the manner born, swings a wicked
boxing glove with equal skill and
finesse. He plays tennis, rides, fishes,
swims, hunts and is a baseball en
thusiast. Mentally he is equally vigorous. For
example, his favorite authors are Jack
London, Frank Norris. Theodore Drei
ser and Kipling to the tune of a
meerschaum pipe. In short, to his
friends and his valet and no man, it
is said, can put anything over on his
valet he is 100 per cent man.
The Rlvoli concert orchestra, per
sonally directed by Mischa Guterson.
at 12:30 noon todav. will Dlav the fol-
j lowing: "Danse Macabre" (Saint-
Saens). "Song of the Soul" (J. Breil),
"Prelude" (S. Rachmaninoff), "The
Swan" (Salnt-Saens). Paramount
Trio: (a) medley of popular songs,
(b) "comedy number, (c) "Annie) Lau
rie," (d) "Oh!" (popular song).
Requests for selections to be played
at the Sunday concert will be com
plied with in the order in which they
are received by Mischa Guterson. man
aging director. orJ.' C. Still, mana
ger. The first and last numbers of
the concert this.noon will be played
each afternoon and evening this week.
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ROY STEWART AT MAJESTIC
'Riders, of the Dawn" Is Being
Offered This Week.
rcoy Stewart is one of the stars
who appear in "Riders of the Dawn."
a release from the famous Zane Grey
novel, rne uesert or wneat." which
is the feature attraction at the Ma
jestic theater. And while this pie
ture was being filmed another bit
special photoplay of Emerson
Hough s novel. "The Sagebrusher.
was being completed, with Mr. Stew
art in the all-star cast. Train scenes
were required in both pictures, so
Hugh Ryan Conway, director of
"Riders of the . Dawn, and Edward
Sloman, director of TTb Sagebrush
er," decided to co-operate for the day
and take their traveling scenes on
the same tram.
The Sagebrusher" company took
the two rear cars. "Riders of the
Dawn was being "shot in two car
near the engine. Between was acorn
partment Pullman in which tempore
ry dressing rooms for the players
"You get .Roy Stewart first," said
Director Sloman to Director Conway.
"I have some other scenes I can take
here. Then, as soon as yeu get
through with him, send me word."
While it did not work out quite so
sm6othly as that., for Roy was seen
dashing back and forth between-front
section, dressing room and rear sec
tion several times the end of the
day saw both companies content and
the scenes finished. The respective
leading women were not jealous, at
interchanging tneir screen hero so
William Farnum. in his latest pro
duction, "The Orphan," a powerful
and thrilling story or the west,
opened last night a week's engage
ment at the Liberty theater. In this
picture, according to advance reports.
Mr. Farnum s role is out of the most
forceful and magnetic be has yet
enacted for the screen.
The story, written by Clarence E.
Mulford and directed by J. Gordon
Edwards, centers around the Orphan,
an outlaw, who is hated and hunted
persistently by the people of the little
western town of Ford's Station, In
the heart of the cowpunchefrs' coun
try. When Sheriff Jim Shields goes
out to capture the outlaw he himself
is made captive by the fugitive. After
the Orphan .has freed the sheriff on
condition that he help fight off an
attack by Indians in which the
sheriff is wounded - tha outlaw
dresses his companion's wounds and
the pair part as friends, the outlaw
having wen the other's admiration
by his daring and courage.
Later, when the stag coach con
taining the sheriffs pretty sister is
attacked by Indians the Orphan comes
to tha rescue. Through the confi
dence of his newly-made friend, the
sheriff, and the love of the girl, the
Orphan makes, his peace with the
cowboys and starts life anew.
Never has Mr. Farnum been more
convincing, rt is declared, than as the
hunted outlaw in The Orphan." He
Injects fine dash and an Inimitable
personality into the part.
Louise Lovely is seen at her best
as the girl whose love persuaded the
outlaw to start life anew after he
had been cleared of many crimes of
which he had been wrongfully ac
cused Others in the strong cast are Henry
J. Hebert, G. Raymond Nye, Earl
Craln. Olive White, Carrie Clark
Ward, Harry De Vers and Al Fre
mont. The concert programme for the Lib
erty theater this noon at 12:30 o'clock
ha been announced by Henri Keates.
organist, as follows: "El Capltan"
(Sousa). (a) "Largo" (Handel). (b
"To a Wild Rose" (McDowell). "Air
de Ballet" (C. Chamlnade), selections
from "Carmen" (Bizet).
JtJLIAX ELTINGE AT RIVOLI
Famed Impersonator Exhibits
Charms In "An Adventuress."
"Everj inch a lady," is the verdict
of those who have seen Julian Eltinge
In the leading feminine role in his
latest picture. "An Adventuress," now
playing at the Rlvoli theater. And he
puts feminine charm into every inch.
He lifts his shoulder as a lady should
he walks -with her languorous feline
motion: he- flirts lazily with his fan:
he puts his hand to his hair with that
artless feminine grace that has char
acterized woman since Eve.
."How did he get that wayT When
he began to make his living by imper
sonating a woman he would practice
a oertain twist of the wrist, an illus
often, and the directors did not clash, ive turn of the body, in front of a mlr-j tut as an author,
PEOPLES SHOWS FAMED TALE
"Fool and His Money" Is Eugene
An old feudal castle on the1 Danube,
ghosts, the face of a beautiful woman
in the moonlight, a baby's -cry. an au
thor in search of "atmosphere," and
there you have the foundation of
George Barr McCutcheon's story, "A
Fool and His Money," which has been
adapted to the screen and, with Eu
gene O'Brien in the leading role, will
be seen at the Peoples theater until
Mr. O'Brien will undoubtedly add
to his popularity with his character
ization of the role of John Bellamy
Smart, the young American author
who buys an old feudal castle and
gets ' most beautifully "trimmed"
financially on the deak Being a good
sport, -John murmurs the old saw
about "a fool and his money" and
tries to make the best of a bad bar
But the bargain Is nbt so bad In
the long run, as one day John finds
a beautiful lady in an old and what
he thought was a deserted wing of
the castle. The lady proves to be the
divorced wife of an Austrian count.
John and the lady are Just begin
ning to let their friendship ripen into
love when Mr. Ex-husband appears
on the scene.
Some exciting Incidents, an elope
ment on a yacht and the final "close
up" contribute to an unusually good
Rubye De Reiner appears opposite
Mr. 0:Brien as leading lady and a
cast of prominent screen favorites
lend their support.
"Youthful Folly." latest of the pic
tures starring Olive Thomas, will
open at the Peoples theater Wednes
day and show for three days. The
story Is an original one written by
Miss Thomas herself and reflects
credit upon the well-kqown Selznick
screen artist, not only as an actress.
Hugh Huntley, Helen Gill and Harry
Truesdale are prominent In Miss
Thomas' support in the screen telling
of the story.
"Youthful Folly" falls in the wide
category of society dramas, but there
is enough action in it to make it reg
ister as melodrama. The scenes are
laid in the south and In New York
and full advantage ha- been taken
of abundant opportunities to create
strikingly beautiful stage pictures as 1
the backgrounds for the aotlon.
"SEA WOLF" AT COLOMBIA
Jack London Film Has Many Com
" And a red hot cook, was he."
sings the college glee club aa they
relate tunefully what happened on
the memorable "Friday morn" when
"the captain spied a lovely mermaid."
The "sea cook serves often as a
humorous figure in song and story.
Raymond Hatton has made him "do
duty" in the films. Mr. Hatton is
Mugridge. the sad-eyed, philosophicl
knignt OI tne galley in tne screen
adaptation of Jack London's "The
Sea Wolf," which is coming to the
Columbia theater this week. He is a
touch of comedy amid an atmosphere
that is mostly grim violence and red
blooded adventure. Mr. Hatton en
ters into the portrayal of the "sea
cook" with unusual success and is
said to fairly "get under the skin"
of the role.
Some idea of the large and realistic
scale upon which Jack London's fa
mous story. "The Sea -Wolf," has been
made into a motion picture may be
gathered from the fact that Producer
George Melford hired a ferry boat and
bought a big schooner outright In
order to stage the collision between
the two crafts in Ban Francisco bay.
The schooner was completely demol
ished In the crash. The company
which made the film spent a month
along the San Francisco water front
making the exteriors.
However, not all the episodes were
"shot" so near the shore, as the play
ers made frequent trips out through
the Golden Gate into the open sea. A
Tnemorable day which they spent
some SO miles from shore during a
severe gale in a not too seaworthy
fishing boat while the camera regis
tered the destruction being wrought
all around them by the wind and
Storm will live long in the minds of
Noah Beery, who plays Wolf Larsen:
Mabel Julienne Scott. Tom Forman
and the other members of the east.
But Director Melford expressed the
conviction of all when he declared,
"I want no millpond 'Wolf.'"
STAR HAS DEEP-SEA PHOTOS
Unusual Marine Views Feature
"The Sea Rider."
Some very unusual marine photog
raphy was made for Harry T. Morey's
feature. "The Sea Rider," which will
be shown at the Star theater this
week. Two fishing smacks were used
in making the film. The Prlscilla, a
fishing yacht, "was used in making
the early scenes, and later the com
pany moved into the Trenton, a full
rigged ship Of the old clipper type,
which was condemned by the United
States shipping board. On this boat
the big fire scenes were staged Just
off the 'coast of Staten Island. N. Y
near Mount Loretta.
The scenes were difficult to shoot
and required considerable courage on
the part of Mr. Morey ard his associ
ates. The star and his leading woman,
Louissita Valentine, were forced to
brave flames and smoke in escaping
from the burning cabin.
The weather was sharp and cold
' Concluded on Pave It
Sunday and Monday
Silk Husbands and
A PLAY YOU
"His Vampy Ways"
MUTT AND JEFF
"The Laundry Business
Open from, 9 oIoek In the morning
until 4 o'clMk the following
Tower of Jewels