The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 16, 1921, SECTION FOUR, Page 6, Image 56

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iIGURATIVELT. from Greenland's
icy mountains to India's coral
strands, the reviewers have
spoken kindly of "Nightie Night,
which will be here this week at the
Heilig theater. Adolph Klauber, once
' a dramatic critic, later manager for
the Sclwyns and now a producer for
himself. Is sending us "Niprhtie Night.
The engagement opens on Thursday
night and ends on Saturday night. In
the week following I'avlowa, the al
ways incomparable, will appear here,
assisted by her entire ballet Russe.
bhe 1s bringing also her own orchestra
and a group of special dance soloists.
Her engagement promises to be one
of the really brilliant events of the
"Keep It to Tourself" opens at the
Baker today at a matinee and will
be the week's offering. It is a French
tarce made over for home consumption
and exceedingly funny. The play was
presented in New York r.nd Chicago
and enjoyed excellent runs, but it is
new to stock. There is a good role
for Leona Powers, one of those cuddly
light comedy parts for which her
romedienne charms are so nicely
aSapted and tbre s a big role of
character and comedy for Selmer
Jackson as the groom who becomes
hypnotized every time he sees a Shin
ing object. The entire company will
be in the cast. .
-.For the first time in several months
(he Orpheum will stage an extra
Wednesday night performance this
week. Arrangements have been made
by. the Orpheum management to hold
this week s show over for a special
performance, as it is a four-feature
bill which has been a big drawing
tlrd everywhere. The Joint head-
liners are Georgette and Capltola De
AVolf, pretty singers and dancers, and
James F. Conlln and Myrtle Glass, who
will entertain with a miniature musi
"cal comedv called "The Four Seasons
and the Four Reasons." The other
features are Joe Laurie Jr., "the pint
size author-comedian," in "Whaticare '
and Jimmy Lucas, who. assisted by
Krancene, will present "Vampires and
Fools." In the extra performance on
Wednesday night the entire show will
be presented as the railroad schedule
does not necessitate hurry on the part
of the Orpheum artists.
Folk songs and bits from grand
operas will predominate at Pantages
for the week beginning with the mati
nee tomorrow, when the Imperial
Quintet opens its engagement. This
is one of the best of the organizations
of Its sort and its appearance will be
a treat "for music lovers. Of almost
ennal imnnrtanpe tn nmncpmfnf aAV.
crs is the announcement that DWothy
Iewls, a former Portland girl who
has many friends here, will appear in
a completely new song cycle, col
lected on her recent and successful
tour of the east.
At the Hippodrome theater 'Dance
Originalities of 1920," featuring Ethel
' Oilmorc, an English dancer, with her
company of terpsichorean specialists,
toplincs the new bill opening today.
"The Isle of Ko-Ko" will be the
musical comedy offering this week at
the Lyric theater, with Ben Billon
end Al Franks leading the singing
and dancing "rosebud" chorus.
Smart Comedy Success Opens With
Matinee- January 2 0.
"Nightie Night" Adolph Klauber-s
comedy success, which keeps the audi
ences screaming with laughter, opens
ar-the Heillg theater three nights and
Saturday matinee, beginning Thurs
day evening. January 20.
- "Nightie Night" is rot a bedroom
farce, and It proves that a comedy
can win the approval of the theater
goers without having to resort to
showing lingerie and an accompani
xnent of dubious dialogue.
Adolph Klauber has sent an excel
lent cast to interpret "Nightie Night,"
which includes Harry Stubbs as the
fat and good-natured Billie Moffat,
the much misunderstood husband of
Mollie, whose part is played by
Thelma White, of pleasing personal
ity and very pretty to look upon;
Kirnan King as Trixie Loraine, a
newly married bride fleeing from her
husband lest he find out something
about her past; Max Walzman. who
plays Trlxie's husband: Frederick
Peane as Dr. Bentley. Allie Lowe as
Ernestine Dare, Harold Hutchinson as
Philip Burton and Helen Namur as
the movie maid.
The story starts In a Pullman chair
oar running between Washington and
New York, where Billie meets Trixie
sjid she tells him of her quick mar
riage to Jimmy and her sudden de
parture from him because she is
afraid that he will find out that she
had been married before. Billie prom
ises to help her out and in so doing
jrets hlmserf In a mixup with his own
-wife, and then things start to hum.
The situations and complications that
follow are excrutiatingiy funny
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Incomparable Pavlowa to Be at
nelllff With Her Ballet.
It is nearly rour yean Inca
Pavlowa left the Vnited Statea for a
tour of South America. Her initial
appearance in Buenos Aires was
more than a triumph. It created
such a furore that "the incompar
able" danseuse and her ballet re
mained in Latin America for close to
two years. Upon the signing of the
armistice she returned with her com
pany to Europe to renew there her
former successes. Europe found that
Pavlowa had lost none of her power to
charm and attract. Her incomparable
art was more exquisite, more ethereal
and illusive than ever, and her tri
umphs eclipsed those of her former
appearances before her first visit to
From these continued successes and
the worshipful adoration of England
and the contlnnent, it was no easy
matter to lure her once more to this
side of the Atlantic But at last she
was prevailed upon to make an Amer
ican tour this season and sailed early
In October with -her ballet for the
western hemisphere.
Her .New York debut was made at
the Manhattan Opera house in mid-
October, and for weeks the city rang
with her praises. The lovely dan
seuse,, delicate as a fairy and light
as a bit of thistle-down, once more
danced her way into the hearts of
Jaded opera-goers and first-nighters,
and New York worshipped at her
shrine. Sharing in the public acclaim
were the virile Alexander Volinine,
Pavlowa's premier danrr, a favorite
of the Imperial theater at Moscow;
Marie Oleneva, Ivan Clustine, Hilda
Butsova, Hubert Stowitts, Vallnski,
Pianowski, Zalewskl and the corps de
ballet of 40 fairy-like 'beings who
form her Ballet Russe, assisting In
the various ballets and divertisse
ments. When Pavlowa and her Ballet
Russe appear in Portland at the
Heillg theater January 27, 28 and 29,
they will bring programmes unsur
passed in beauty and color.
Excellence of Bill Causes Extra
Performance Wednesday.
An extra performance of Qrpheum
vaudeville will be presented at the
Heillg Wednesday night, special ar
rangements having been made to hold
over the new show which has two
Joint headliners and(two other fea
tures. This show has been a big
drawing card everywhere and the
fact that it is the first show in sev
eral months to be held over for an
extra performance Is indicative of its
general excellence.
Headline place in the show which
opens this afternoon is occupied by
the De Wolf girls, beautiful singers
and dancers, and James F. Conlln and
Myrtle Glass.' who nave a miniature
musical comedy called "The Four Sea
sons and the Four Reasons."
The De Wolf girls. Georgette and
Capltola. are classed among the dain
tiest girls in big-time , vaudeville.
They are talented as singers and
dancers and their costumes are al
ways magnificent The Misses De
Wolf headlined an Orpheum show two
years ago In an act called "Clothes,"
and their success in every theater
was triumphant. They have a new
act called "A Love Tour" this season
and in it they are repeating their
former success. Andre Robeins ac
companies them on the piano.
James F. Conlln and Myrtle Glass
are standard artists in big-time vaude
ville. They, too, have a new act this
year. It ia a miniature musical com
edy written around the comicalities
of Mr. Conlin and the daintiness of
Myrtle Glass, his pretty partner.
Joe Laurie Jr., the third feature, la
an institution. He is one of the
greatest drawing cards in Broadway
vaudeville and his act in its premiere
there was a sensation. He ia a Simon
pure comedian, who outcomics most
comics. His vehicle is called "Whati
care," and it ia reported to have de
lighted audiences in every city on the
Jimmy Lucas, another big-time en
tertainer of standard caliber, is the
remaining feature. Mr. Lucas, ac
companied by Francene, offers "Vam
pires and Fools," a comedy gem.
Jimmy Lucas has not been west in
several years, as his popularity in the
east kept him busy traversing the
big-time circuits.
Other acts are Ed Healy and Allen
Cross, ehowlng the smartest styles in
songs; Herbert's loop-the-loop and
leaping canines and cats, pigeons and
roosters; William Selbini and Jean
etta Grovini In "Follies of Vaude
ville"; Kinograms and Topics of the
Day, accompanied by the oroscope,
an exclusive Orpheum feature show
ing Oregon scenery in color, and the
concert orchestra under direction of
George E. Jeffery.
In , the extra performance next
Wednesday night the entire Orpheum
show will be presented.
Baker Stock Company to Be Seen in
Noted Morosco Production.
"Civilian Clothes" is coming to the
Baker theater soon. The play, an aft
ermath of the war. Is almost too well
known to need a story here.
Though it was originally an Oliver
Morosco production, it stood on its
own bottom and proved Thompson
Buchanan a playwright of no mean
ability. There is a "kick" in every
act and there are three long ones
which make 2tt hours of real enjoy
able entertainment for the Baker
patrons next week.
The story of the play deals with
the daughter of an aristocratlo Ken
tucky family, who met an army offi
cer and married him in France. She
returns home, thinking her husband
dead, and soon takes up her former
life of Joys of the social whirl. Cap
tain Sam McGlnnis arrives home in
"civvies." She ia shocked, refusing to
accept him in civilian clothes, for she
had "fallen" for the gold braid of the
soldier. So McGinnis becomes a but
ler in the Kentucky home to be hear
his wife, who will have none of him
until he proves the hero in showing
up the villain of the play.
Baker Patrons to See "Keep It to
Yourself." -
Baker theater patrons are due for
another laugh this week, when the
curtain rises this afternoon on "Keep
It to Yourself," by Mark Swan, author
of "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath," which
itself, was one of the best plays which
the Baker company this season has
produced. This play, taken from the
French, has proved one of the farci
cal hit of the east and it goes with
out saying that the play will have a
successful run this week in Portland,
it bavins; lust been released for stock.
The story deals with a honeymoon
ing couple and their episodes at
Ostend. a resort by the eea in Bel
gium. At this same hotel there is
staying a young man, who suffers
from attacks of hypnosis, particularly
when shown any shiny objects. When
attacked at one time, this young man
rushes Into the bedroom belonging to
the young couple and the explanations
of an embarassing situation are many
before the episode is adjusted satis
factorily. .
The dialogue is cleverly'written and
the situations are such a to make "a
laugh a minute" In "Keep It to Your
self the Joy of the performance.
Regular matinees today. Wednes
day and Saturday will be enjoyed and
the usual Monday night bargain per
formance will mean crowded bouses
for this hilarious farce.
Director Gilbert has left no stone
unturned to make the settings con
form exactly to the American re
vision of this play from the French
which has enjoyed extended and suc
cessful runs wherever produced.
Folk Songs Gathered From Italy,
Spain, and France on Bill.
Gems from the grand operas and
the haunting melodies of folk songs
will delight the audiences at Pan
lagea for the week beginning with
the matinee tomorow, when tjie Im
perial quintet makes its appearance
as the feature attraction of a pro
gramme of exceptional vaudeville.
The engagement will be one of the
musical treats of the season. Bits
from "La Tosca." "Rigoletto." "Car
men" and other noted operas will be
sung by this organization, which is
composed of operatic stars-who have
been beard with the leading opera
companies of Europe and America.
Charming" re the refrains of the
folk songs which have been gathered
from Italy, Spain and France and are
sung Just as the peasants of" the na
tive lands sing them as they work
or play.
The act is excellently staged and
the costuming is exceptionally rich..
A special' added attraction of un
usual worth will be seen in the of
fering by the 41o-Moe Japanese who
bring a cyclonic routine of Nipponese
wrestling- and jui jitsu. Their per
formance will be educational as well
as thrilling, for they will demonstrate
the various . holds in Jul jitsu by
which people may defend themselves
against the onslaughts of vlclpus
characters. The organization is one
of the best that has come from the
land of the rising sun and the enter
tainment will be an enjoyable one.
Billy Chaso and Charlotte LaTour
in their Herbert Moore comedy suc
cess, "Pink Stockings," wilhave a
most agreeable surprise.. The plot is
laid'ln a'business office and the songs
and patter introduced will provide
the best amusement.
The Girls of the Altitude have an
astral altitudinous exhibition that
will thrill and amaze. Their daring
teeth epins and mid-air gymnastics
are sensational.
Direct from her eastern successes
comes Dorothy Leiwis, a former Port
land girl who has1 a host of friends
here, with a complete new song cycle.
Miss Lewis has a wonderful person
ality and she will be one of the most
welcome numbers on the programme.
"ABJtof the Ould Sod" is the happy
Irish sketch in which Jimmy Row
land and Jimmy Meehan appear.
Irish songs and dances will predomi
nate in the offering.
Episode four of "Bride 13" will be
an exciting one In great William. Fox
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beginning at 1:30 today, the brisk
musical comedy "Putting It Over"
closes its local engagement.
Ethel Gilmoro and Her Players
Head Hippodrome- Novelties.
The act of gorgeo-js gowns could
be very well the name of the beau
tiful dancing feature which, with
Ethel Gilmore as the featured mem
ber, is to headline the vaudeville bill
at the Hippodrome this afternoon.
The act is entitled "Dance Original
ities" and is described as "the 1920
edition of the poem of motion."
"Dance Originalities," in addition
'to Miss Gilmore as the premiere, has
as attractions of rote Margery Brown
and Albert Hovelik and company.
The programme which this company
offers ranges from oriental ballet
and popular and eccentric numbers
to aesthetic, classical, Spanish and
toe dances. Regarding tho costum
ing, newspaper reviews speak with
out qualifying their adjectives of
praise. The drosses worn are 6aid
to be beautiful and the mountings
for the act to be exceptional.
Newport and Stirk, who are pre
sented as another feature of the bill,
are a pair of young men whose chief
ambition is to create "two laugns
where only one grew before." They
are said to be versatile- comedians,
whose songs, chatter, acrobatic
dances and nut nonsenso arc admir
able. "Prosperity" Is the title to what Is
described as a novelty playlet with
a moral, presented by Kd'win Redding
and company. A descriptive sub
title, "A Formula for Content." would
suggest a philosophical slant to tl;e
prevailing comedy.
The Ethel Levy trio are heralded
as musicians whose "Moments Mus
ical" promise to pulsate with latest
peppy jazz. Miss Levy is a vocalist
and i9 assisted by two young men
who playa the clarinet, violin and
Wanda, termed the "seal with the
brain of a man," and another almost
equally intelligent animal of the
same species, will be one of the big
gest features on the bill. The seals
go through .acts of balancing and
poising said to be almost unbeliev
Rosebud Chorus Queens of Hard
Boilcd Sonth Sea King.
"The Isle of Ko-Ko" will be seen
all this week at the Lyric theater.
Its palm trees first will be shown at
tho matinee this afternoon, when the
girls of the Rosebud chorus will bo
transformed into the assistant queens
of a hard-boiled1 South Sea island king.
Half a century before the story
begins a poet-prophet visitxd the
island and told the people he would
return exactly 60 years later and
take all the good people away to the
beautiful isle of Ko-Ko. The queen.
Dorothy Raymond, tells this to the
assistant queens.
Just at this time Cora and Jack
land in an airplane. Tho plane lost
its appetite and landed on the Island
for repairs. The queen looks good
to Jack, who proceeds to make love.
The king orders him-beheaded. Cora
makes love to his kingship to save
Then Mike Dooley and Iko Le
schlnski arrive tn a lost balloon and
after a great deal of trouble save the
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NIGHTS JAN. 20-21-22
Rollicking hilarity, clever ltnea
speedy and Interesting comedy.
Leaves the audience light of heart
and conscience for having been pres
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Best Comedy
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Ttie most Ingenlons and at the
same time supremely hilarious
comedy that has been our good
fortune to witness Id a mighty
long time. Bulletin-
It's a dandy farce, with laugh
following laugh In such rapid
succession as to make the even
ing's entertainment one continu
ous uproar. Ritmlner.
EVE'S Floor, $2; Balcony, 5 rows $1.60, 17 tows $1; Gallery, 7 rows re
served 75c, admission 60c. SPECIAL PRICE MAT. HAT. Floor, $1.60;
Entire Balcony, l; uaiiery, reserved and admission buc.