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Iv DEAMATIC CALENDAR FOR TH WEEK ' " .! fl f N. i ll ijijil 1 1 ' J '
HH1.IO Albert Chevalier, famous English character actor, tonight. John Nf W ' Jf "A II L7fi! jl; i -
iJrew in "Bmltn," Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday with Wednesday ' s lf . N J I r&i 'i ,J "
! " matinee. May Robson in The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary." June . . HI , R I J ' i ('. .
f ,"i - 13. 28. 34, 35 with Saturday matinee. . , . . tSI V Q . I If ,; ill -'?' - . ! ? i, , , 1'" '
5 B.AKER -Vaudeville and photoplays. .)....,- gl 13 Ijf , , J - . ' ".: , ..'
J . ORPHEUM Vaudeville. . 31 l&llf 1 1 '..-..'.
l, GRAND Vaudeville. ' . ' g J f ?l , 1 .
fi " PANTAGES Vaudeville. 8 It III 'II - r- .
j 8TAR, ARCADKp OH JOT. ODEON. TIVOLI Motion pictures. fi I I f f . 11. vf. . V ,
! 4Ur-: ?;;xiixo attractions v g , " ,1- i
! ; HErXIO Blllla Burks in "Mrs, Dot." for a half week beg inning June 21 . J tjli "" '"'T7 ' i ' f
& I to Africa with him. and h aelacta g - gill J ' 'j''" O'S 0 '
PROMISES MADE BY
THE PRESS AGENTS
"-" Albert Chevalier W' lleUlg. '
The attraction at the Holllg tonight
3 aa 8:15 o'clock; will, be the world's great
S ant character - actor. Albert Chevalier,
3 assisted by Edna .Blanche Showalter.
9 prima donna soprano, and the famous
2 American basso,. Myron W. Whitney.
Chevalier la am artist, for ha is a poet
2 as well as a comedian, a humorist aa
i well aa a mime.' In th exquisite beau-
ty and delicacy of his sentiment and
- his humor you cab see the French and
I Italian and Celtic strain. But there la
an English breadth In his comic force.
The tears that Chevalier makes you
i shed are not maudlin tears. They are
' tears that make your soul wiser and
nobler, and purer and tenderer, for
they arc the product of honest, direct
I and unsophisticated emotion.
There Is no mean malice In his mlm
lory and his caricature, for all he does
! la .steeped In pity and sympathy and
! compassion.- There la '"rlcn "Dieien-
3 Stan t, Quality In Chevalier's art, a
S strange .touching power of making ec
centrlclty and extravagance appear
more tearfully and more laughably hu
I man than humanity. Dickens made us
! love his fantastic caricatures because
: ha made us wince at their, simple hu
' man reality. Chevalier makes us wince
i In the same way. We are what he
Imm nam A what k mvu anri a m a r a
transfigured Into the common life of
1 common humanity. Dickens does that
I and Burns does it. and Chevalier does
I It. 'and we feel better for their doing
f It.; Anour with Chevalier is a re
lease Of the soul, an expansion of the
spirit, an enlarging of the good broad
! human humor that is the very breath
n our lungs, and the very blood in our
John Drew at Hcilig Tomorrow.
Tomorrow night at the Hellig Charles
JTrohman will present John Drew for
n engagement of three nights, with a
Especial price matinee Wednesday, -and
2 the medium for that popular actor's
2 reappearance before local playgoers Is
S a comedy called "Smith," in which Mr.
Drew won remarkable success during
three ' months at the Empire theatre.
New York, from which house it comes
to- this city with the complete original
supporting company and splendid
scenic equipment intact. This new play
Is. by:W. Somerset Maugham, author of
5 "Ijafly Frederick." "Jark Straw" and
j other pieces which have found ready
a favors with playgoers. While consist-
Ins; mainly Of delightful comedy, bright
3 repartee and well directed satire, It has
nevertheless Its serious side with ap-
2 pealingly human moments. It Is a set-
3 ting forth of the truth that the family
is the real basis of a republic that rctut
5 live. . This Is what Mr. Drew tells his
J audience, through "Smith." In his sup
porting company are Mary Holand, Ism
31 be! r. Irving. Sybil Thomdyke, Morton
3 Belton, Jana Laurel, Hassard Short and
3 The principal character tn "Smith" is
3 Thomas Freeman, who has been rough-
3 lng H tn Rhodesia for eight years and
2 wb4 Cornea baQk to IThgland to visit his
4 sister, Mrs. Dallas liaker. She is mar-
3 ried to a middle aged man, but is en
3 tertalnlng at , her-home a young man,
2 Algy Pepperoorn, .whose duties are to
3 go shopping with her and to escort her
? to the theatre and restaurants In her
j husband's absence. In return for his
attentions be 'gets bis meals free at
3 the Baker's flat His sister is also
; surrounded by a bridge playing coterie,
" among whom are Kmlly Chapman, a
spinster of 13. who Jilted Freeman when
ho lost his money,, and Mrs. Otto Ro
- sen berg, the wife of a rich old Oer-
man and mother of a baby she does
J not are for. In this faahionablo crowd
J Vreemaa dlscovsra a fresh f aoed, fresh
T winded girl. Smith, the parlor maid.
:4 One of Ma reasons for coming back to
lxndonwao t choose wife o return
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to Africa with him, and ho selects
Smith aa the fittest of all those he
haa met He does not pretend to love
her, but proposes to her. She, how
ever, la of a i romantic disposition, and
oraiin a ina uiicsi 01 mil ' tnoew ami 1 I Sill II U U ' ' '1 .v..;,- Vi , IB I
hu mtt. W. om not nntinil t Ion i ttl .' J Hill II iK ' r-.i;- :' i I
does not cara to marry for no other
reason than health and wholesome
mindednesa: ' Meanwhile, Miss Chap
man discovers that Freeman Is wealthy
again, and tries to win him back, only
to rejeot him again when he proposes.
Tho climax of his disgust for th fal
sity of life he has found comet during
one of his AUfi bridge parties. 8eats
are now. selling at theatre for the en
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May Robson at Ileillg Thursday.
There Is no reasonable argument
against success. Numerous conjectures
explanatory and otherwise are advanced,
but If on examines Into the successful
undertakings theatrically and commer
cially he finds It is merit and effort
and not accidental.
For Instance, "The Rejuvenation of
Aunt Mary," as presented by May Rob-
son. Is an illustration. Here we have
a bright and particularly funny comedy
presented by an unuualy clever .ac
tress, the personality of an old maid.
her first visit to New Tork, and her
experiences ably illustrated by clever
impersonation hence merit and suc
cess. Mies Robson duplicated this success
In London at Terry's theatre. An Eng
lish audience is severely critical over
American plays, but In this case, the
comedy is pure, bright and very funny,
and Miss Robson as Aunt Mary won
immediate recognition. The freerlng
attitude of that British audience melt
ed, and Miss Robson was In the sun
shine of popularity. She carried them
with her with shouts of laughter, and
the staid, dignified newspapers ef Lon
don elated and even bubbled over Miss
Robson and her play, expressing their
opinion that Miss Robson's character
ization had not been equalled by an
English player of recent years. The
theatre-going public wag Interested, and
Miss Robson's engagement was extend
ed from three weeks to eight.
Miss Robson, with the original com
pany, will appear at the Hellig Thurs
day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
nights. June 22. 23, 24 and 25, with
special priced matinee Saturday. Seats
go on sale Tuesday, June 20.
"Knockout" Bill at Orpheum.
After the first few rounds with the
performers on the new bill at the Or
pheum Monday afternoon, the audience
will be compelled to hoist the white
flag. It Is a big show in :every respect,
the least important thing being the
number of people in the acts, and for
whose accommodation it has been"found
necessary to construct extra dressing
rooms under the, stage.
Occupying the place of .honor will be
the musical comedy 'company sent out
by Jesse L. Lasky with his latest pro
duction, "The Photo Shop." numbering
20 performers. The production is by
far the most pretentious ever booked
for a tour of the vaudeville circuit and
its roster of principals contains tho
names of such excellent performers as
Miss Mamie Fleming, Charles . J. Stine
and Eugene Redding. . The chorus of 12
women and men possesses the advan
tages of being good to look upon aa
well as being singers and excellent danc
ers. The playlet represents the work
of Otto Huerbach and Earl Hoschna,
in condensing comic opera to SO min
utes of time for vaudeville purposes. as
they are the authors of "Madame Sher
ry" and the "Three Twins," It may fee
taken for granted that their lyrics and
music in 'The Photo Shop" will be
bright ahd entertaining.
Not a whit less entertaining will be
the musical turn submitted by the fa
mous Gene Greene and Charles Straight
Oreene possesses a beautiful voice and
uses it for character Impersonations. In
tho same class is "General" E4Laviue,
who has aoldleriut all Ma Ufa anit lalma
the supreme- command' of the army of I
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lasy jugglers. Lavlne is grotesque In
his makeup, has a unique stage setting
and Is in reality one of the cleverest
Jugglers of the age.
Something to set the nerves a tingle
will be the whirling dervishes of the
roller skates, the Marvelous Rexos, to
whom acrobatics are as easy as If stand
lag, in- rosined sho. . Europa will con
tribute the Marcel and Boris Trio of
equilibrists who come direct from South
ampton to open their American tour In
The sketch, without which vaudeville
Is not complete, will be a humdinger.
It is a race track story of an honest
jockey in which Harry Sullivan presents
a capable company. A feature of the
production will be the. presentation of
the running of the race in which "The
Favorlte'r Is entered through the use
of moving pictures.
Miller and Lyle are a-pair of funny
black face comedians who make use of
their "BlesBed Ignorance" to keep the
house in an uproar for a 15 minute peri
od. "In and Out" the sketch which has
proved o popular during the past week,
will be seen for the last time at the
matinee and night performances today.
Laughing Bill at the Grand.
Following the comedy bill which
closes with the Sunday performances.
Sullivan & Consldlne are sending a sec
ond big laughing bin. There is not a
sob nor a cry In, It and only tears of
laughter. The headllner Is Lew , Haw
kins, the - Chesterfield Of minstrelsy.
What Joe Welch la to the Hebrew char
acter, Hawkins is to the colored man.
Hawkins looks only 'on the bright' side
of life and everything he does' Is calcu
lated to provoke a smile. He played the
Grand onoe before and scored heavily.
This time he comes with new material
and is said to be even funnier than he
was on the former engagement.
For the special added attraction the
management announces Barnard's Mani
kins. During the past three years these
figures have been a laughing success
in Europe and they are now making
their first visit to the Pacific coast
For the American Invasion the figures
are seen in a coon town comedy. This
act will riot only please the grownups
but every youngster in Portland will be
tickled to death with them.
"Fresh From College" is a rattling
good comedy with plenty of comical
situations and not enough plot to hurt
Paul Chase and company are seen In
this sketch and the playlet Is the best
that Chase has written. It is certain
to drive away the most chronic case of
Tho Wilsons will give an instrumental
number. "An Evening In a Colonial Gar
den." Here is a dignified, well costumed
act, with elaborate scenery and lighting
errecta ana a musical program that can
not but charm all who hear it ;
Pearl Young Is a dainty little woman
with a good : voice. She accompanies
herself at the piano and gives piano
logue which la away from the beaten
Two f dandy , dancers are Bliss and
Ross. What they do not know Aant
using their feet is not worth knowing.
buss mnq jcvobs are a mua .Better than
the average clever stepping act, and
that is saying a good deal. There will
be pictures on the Grandaacope, of
course. . '
Sunday will see the last of the crack
erjack bill which . has made thousands
laugh at the Grand all the past week.
Joe Welch, the celebrated Hebrew char
aat8rcomftie a-, i'fceadtttg" the bill." The
Rathskeller Trio have also made a hit
with their singing and comedy and Ger
trude Spencer is a songstress who has
made herself popular locally. Sprague'
and McNeece, ill the most novel of
roller skating acts, and several other
very excellent specialties are on this
exceptionally strong program.
Baker -Vaudeville and Photoplays.
Phroso, the great human ' mystery,
will be the headllner of a bunch of big,
live vaudeville acts Manager George L.
Baker has booked fof hi opening week
of summer vaudevliw and phetoplaya
at the Baker, starting this afternoon,
and this act alone will be well worth
the extremely low admission rates to be
charged. But there will be ,others-r-a
lot of them all of whoso names hav
been featured on the big vaudeville cir
cuits of the east, time and time again.
Among these will be noted Grimm and
Breager, the famous horizontal bar
wizards who have a happy lln.e Of com
edy to mingle with their oalr rasing
stunts; the Tuxedo uuo, who hand out
a lot of surprises; Tracy r and Carter,
who have a way of leaping 4nt0 popu
larity everywhere they go with their
clever and novel sketch, and the Man
hattan Trio, . Wttd! Will 5 revivO' pleasant
memories of the famous Three Kuhns
with their sweet, and catchy pongs, and
their own peculiar manner of rendering
them.i The motion pictures will also be
a big. attraction, consisting- of entirely
new films never before seen here.
But watch out for Phroso. He will
do an automobile ; drive -through the
street and even go out into the princi
pal suburbs, and Just before each per
formance will give a special exhibition
in front of the Baker. Of course these
free appearances are but suggestions of
what hi act In the blU consists of. C - .
There will be two perforances evef y
afternoon, starting at , J o'clock and
continuous evening performances start
ing at 7:30. The bill will change both
afternoon and evening every Sunday and
Thursday, and special arrangements
will be made for the children which will
bo a delightful surprise to every young
ster in the. city. "Look it p in another
place in the paper. .The Baker Is the
ideal summer playhouse ig, coot safe
and airy and with these big shows at
summer prices, should prove the center
of amusement Interest for the next few
months. 1 . - "
Boston I'adettcs at Pantage.
Jn what will be bia first appearance
In Portland and In what promises to be
one- of the genuine ; stellar events : In
vaudeville, the Fadettes, of Boston,' the
only truly - notable woman's symphony
In America, will open a week's engage
ment with the matinee tomorrow: at
-2:80 at Pantageo.. "''i.i''-' ;: '"''.'
tindar the direction of . Caroline B.i
Nichols, fWBO"5- ha guided the destinies
of the orchestra since its lncepUo am
yn g it: rd'AT a n t o h Ty
fl$8, the Fadettes have given mora than
I (000 concerts in the United States ana
r Canada ami during Its existence over
$350,000 have been paid in salaries.
...The Fadettes. comprise the original
organization, ' exactly as "It" was " heard
throughout, the east and each of the 15
members is a true musician and trained
especially for the yaudevillo stage. '
"Before the Play," a comedylet with
special settings and scenery, will be pre
sented by Miss .Anna Jordan, supported
by Miss Edith Osburn - and Bert S.
Frank. The scene is laid In the dress
ing room of a theatre in one of tho
smallest cities and the publfc Is given
an opportunity to see stage life as It
really is behind the scenes. " ' .
Frank McRae Is a wlsard of tho rifle
and his novelty shooting Is of tho sort
that holds his audlenco breathless from
rise to fall of curtain. Among thou
feats that McRae successfully performs
Is shooting the flamo-.off a match and
tobacco out of a pipe bowl, held in the
mouth of an assistant
Everybody who has followed vaude
ville will .remember Wllk Hart and his
noted song "Constantly','- and will wel
come hearing the famous blackface
artist' sing this original melody In his
own peculiar manner. - Hart vis an ex
ceptionally clever blackface comedian. -"
As dancers of ability one would have
to seek far beforo any were found to
excel Fannely and - Barman. Their
hard shoo work is especially worthy of
recommendation while they Interpolate
sevecal catchy melodies with excellent
effect '',.-:-:!U-;;--u '::-f: -Vi - ':
Concluding this program of excep
tional merit tho Pantagescopo will show
the very latest .Jn anhnatedrevents.
. The Three Kratona, great hoop rollers,
will be seen for; their concluding per
formance this afternoon and evening,
supported,, by FltcfaCooper, comedy
musician, ana ' an excellent vauaeviu
-f At Motion Picture Houses.
i Following In lino with tho many re
cent feature offered at the Star thea
tre; in tho way of pleasing,, up to dat
and. interesting photoplays, tho Star ;
will todays feature a two ; feel ; picturo
production of no of Tennyson' famous I
works'Enocn Araen, - xeuing me siory
Of .Arden's life before ne goes to sea, ,
showing his home happiness, and the t
sad leave t Uking, when' ho Is shlp-t r
wrecked and alone on a desert isle, his'
wife mourning him as dead and finally j
remarrying. 'Then comes the supremo)
test and '.sadness when Arden Is res
cued and comes home to his dear ones,,
only to find ' himself : supplanted and
mourned as dead, and his family evi
dently happy tn another's keeping. ; To
break tho feeling caused by this, a full
reel of comedy,-entitled ,tho "Duke do
Ribbon Counter,", featured by the fa
mous Florence Lawrence of the Lubln
company, the most, noted motion picture
actress in the world. Double ' singers
of unequaled merit round out an alto
gether classy program. V -....,-' '
The Arcade will feature another rail-,
road picture, for which It is becoming
famous. - This bno- Is entitled, "The
Railroad Raldera of "62", showing deeds
of valor on the part of our forefathers
In their fight for liberty. "The. King's
Daughter is a spectacular production,
and "Teaching McFadden . to Walk" . is
tho eomedy. - : ' . x", v . :-
At the Oh Joy, the, house of western
productions,' will be featured a very
unique Indian picture, entitled "The
Tribe's Penalty"; also "The Novice," a
strong drama; ."Heroes . Three," - and
Mistakes," both Edison comedy produc
tions. -.?. v,:-yv -
The Star announces for Iter next Wed
nesday feature the long .talked of pro
duction of "Faust" In two complete
reels of; film, . and on the Wednesday
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following, namoly, June 23, "The Life
of Moses,? in five complete reels of pic-
.-': Billle Burke Coming. ; ' ' v
' Miss Blllio. Burke. came suddenly In
to prominence as an actress in America
in 1907. tho same year that WV Somer
set Maugham came suddenly Into prom
inence as a playwright in England. It
Is , quita- proper, therefore, that JUlss
Burke should ' now bo flaying no of
Mr. Maugham's plays. v"Mrs; Dot"? Is
the piece snd Miss Burke will be seen
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At THE OAKS PARK
at popular amusement ftnorU