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m .With The First Nighters - :,, H-; "THE -HENRIETTA" i B Tho nation's cry for "Made In America" pro- V4 ducts has an answer in Joseph Brook's Five- B Star comibinatloa presenting Bronson Howard's j "The Henrietta," the most famous comedy of its KJ day and thoroughly American in feeling, sym- B: pathy and theme, which comes to the Salt Lake K theatre on Friday and Saturday evenings and B Saturay matinee, October 22nd and 23rd. B Wisely Mr. Brooks had the great drama re- B written by two of tho ablest playwrights of tho B day, Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes, and has B so set it ibefore tho public that it has the flashl- B ness and vigor of the most modern drama, while H it retains the cleanness and the ibrilliance of tho B day in -which Bronson Howard wrote it. And to B carry out the American idea, Mr. Brooks engaged B William H. Crane, Thomas W. Ross, Maclyn Ar- B buckle, Laura Hope Crews, and Mabel Taliaferro B Americans lo tho backbone as the players of B the principal parts, those of thoroughgoing Amer- B lean men and women of the day. B There is not a line nor a note in all the ex- B citement and fun of "The New Henrietta" which B is not in accord with the slogan of the hour, B "Made in America." The great success this iine B ' combination enjoyed in New York and Chicago B , last season gives the American dramatist and the B American playgoer grace of leeway to note the B 1 change of sentiment which encouraged foreign- B made plays and foreign actors to flood our stage B with sickly sentiment and vicious morality. "The B New Henrietta" breathes a spirit of mental and B moral cleanness, while the' interest in its charac ters and tho absorption in its plot show that audiences audi-ences wish for clean, wholesome plays. ORPHEUM There is a lot of fun over Orpheum way this week, contributed by Bert Hanlon, Harry and Eva Puck and Willie Solar who sing and dance and play in their various acts. Their new stuff Is entertaining every minute they are on the stage. Fresh songs and sayings well put over nre a decided de-cided novelty In vaudeville and all of them are quite different and exceptionally clever In their offerings. The iblll opens with Corrigan and Vivian, a couple of sharp shooters who give an interesting performance. Bert Hanlon follows then Harry and Eva Puck come along with Mr. Puck's catchy songs of his own composition and Eva Puck who is all daintiness and cheer. Eva Shirley, "vaudeville's youngest prima donna" well, I'd hardly say youngest rendered various selections ranging from the highbrow to rag time. Willie Solar, effervescing as a quart of Clicquot Clic-quot follows the Leslie Carter sob stuff and William Wil-liam Egdirette with his posing horse and dogs was again welcomed by those who love the noble animals. The fourth act of "Zaza," with Mrs. Leslie Carter, Ward Thornton and Dolaro Bolasco, the act 1n which the mistress reveals to her lover her knowledge of the existence of his wife and child and expels him after trying his 'love and going through a tempest of grief and anger and all of H LAURA HOPE CREWS, CO-STAR WITH THOS. W. ROSS, MACLYN ARBUCLE M AND MABEL TALIAFERRO IN "THE NEW HENRIETTA" l the emotions that come with the hurt, was -done with great feeling and in a way that shows that this actress still possesses much of the power that fade her such a favorite several years ago. But she is not the Zaza she was when at the height of her glory in the original production, and really that would be too much to expect. But her performance per-formance Is an interesting piece of work and filled with the flashes that made her great in her time. Vft The Orpheum promises for next week one of ' the biggest ibills of the season headed (by the late 'I Paul Armstrong's "To Save One Girl" with Eu- " gene Strong and a company of seven. Other leading acts are Ralph Dunbar's Salon Singers and Billie Burk's "Tango Shoes" described as "vaudevlllo's newest novelty." The management also announces the appearance of Shirll Rives and Ben Harrison in an act by Jimmie Barry, Fleta Brown and Herbert Spencer, singers and compos- . ers; Louise and Grete Brunelle and Harry te- phens in a miniature musical comedy, ancf Arnold tnd Ethyl Grazer In musical and terpslchorean stunts. AMERICAN So much has been written, so much has been said of Mary Pickford, screen star, that the mere announcement that she is to be the feature of a new photodrama is usually sufficient to Interest Inter-est the average motion picture fan. Hence without with-out preliminary Mary Pickford will be at the American theater the first four days of the coming com-ing week, beginning Sunday afternoon. Her newest new-est play is "A Girl of Yesterday." ' mtjjmmrmmmtm MISS NANA BRYANT WHO Sl)PB PLAYS THE TITLE ROLE IN mkAWWm f A T THE EMPRESS THE A TRE IStWI-Hf FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MS'T ' lK i i.ii - iiiiiiii ii in ' "' " jjg- -"-wi""" ' ' 'nmaaMU'mumuutmtrm!w2121ZllZJK. Aside from the delightful mixture of quaint humor hu-mor and real romantic thrills, thoro are many points of novelty and of unusual interest in this new illm. For the first time in hed life Miss Pickford is seen in actual aerial flight, and conversely, con-versely, Glenn Martin, the famous aviator, makes his debut as a motion picture star. It is the first romance to embody all the phases of courtship in a generation gone by with the most modern of romantic auxiliaries the aeroplane; the steam yacht, the tennis court, the golf links, and other branches of sport which play such an important part in the development of the so-called "summer courtships." Still another feature of the story is that Miss Pickford and Jack Pickford appear for the first time in their true relationship, that of sister sis-ter and brother. For the latter part of next week, beginning Thursday, the American program will feature Miss Marie Doro in her latest success "The White Pearl." "The "White Pearl" is a fanciful romance of the Orient, with which mystery and drama are absorbingly absorb-ingly interwoven. In this - unusual -story the strong attachment between two young American lovers survives the machinations of a band of Japanese geisha traders, the influence of a Hindu legend of death which for a time threatens the life of the girl, and the caprices of destiny itself. Sounds like a thrilling thing, doesn't it? And it is. Miss Doro is cast as the geisha girl. In addition to the two features there will be new Fathe News pictures for both the first and last half of the week and to the latter is also added the third of the J. Rufus Wallingford stories and the high-class musical program regularly regu-larly rendered by the American Concert orchestra orches-tra under the direction of Professor J. J. McClellan. Mc-Clellan. "OFFICER 666" "Officer G66," the complicated comedy-drama by Augustine McHugh, has proven one of the most popular attractions staged by the Ernest Wilkes stock company at the Empress, and has given an opportunity to a number of the players in the organization to prove their worth. "Officer 666" has been seen here at the hands of road ompanies on more than one occasion and the story of the young millionaire who comes home from abroad and finds his home in posses-' posses-' slon of a gentleman 'burglar, is too familiar to theatre-goers to require a detailed account of the never ending troubles of those who find themselves them-selves mixed up in the affair. Miss Bryant, Mr. Smythe and Miss Sinclaire have enjoyed a respite re-spite during the week from the exactions of the heavier plays they have presented, though they have considerable to do' as" have 'Clifford Thompson, Thomp-son, Huron Blyden, Evelyn Duncan and John C. Livingston. Every member of the company filled the character assigned admirably, and as usual in everything that has ibeen seen since the Wilkes people came to the Empress, the scenic effects leave nothing to be desired. Largo audiences have screamed at every performance and each has' been played with a zip unusual in stock productions. pro-ductions. "Officer 666" as produced by the Wilkes Stock company is well worth the time it takes to see it, fairly sparkling as it does from beginning to end. For the coming week, tne management announces an-nounces "Polly of the Circus" in which Miss Taliaferro, who will be seen at the Salt Lake theatre the-atre in "The New Henrietta" the latter part of the week, created tho title role. " f i , ' ' ' PANTAGES There is a coiiunff good bill at Pantagos this week which starts ofi ith Lalla Selblni la! la! E She enters on a biko in a dainty little pink gown Kfj' and Bings a song a la Francaiso and then rides H again, unfortunately losing the gown in the ' course of her whirling. She is fairly clover. Car V ney and Ashley pianophools in a snappy succinct K performance handle the ivories with a lot of M; giiiger. Sometimes one wishes that the old mas- m. ters never lived, but that isn't the case while Hr these boys are playing. Innes and "I sure look K good" Ryan are disappointing for two reasons; K one that Miss Ryan carries Innes along and the ' other that she does not have a little better stuff. H In a well written "single" she would be great Bi and as it is, lots of her stuff is entertaining. Sul- H livan and Mason have some songs and chatter H that are pleasing albeit that most of it has been H' heard many times before, and Karl Emmey with B'' his pets, has a canine classic in the headline class. H' The feature in which the most interest centered H during the evening, was Mr. Newman's present- H ation of "Contrary Mary" a musical operetta by H the talented Vera Eldredge. Most of the com- H mendation for this pretty little offering, must be H given the music, the catchy melodies making up Hj in great part for the book which is very faulty. H Peggy Austin is a charmingly attractive Mary H and in voice and acting meets every requirement. H Walter Woolf as her lover has a splendid stage H? presence and his singing as usual is beautiful, Hi though most of the music was pitched too low Hj for his voice. H Morgan Davis as the amateur detective was H) an amateur all right, and painfully funny. The K chorus is attractive but could stand a stronger H voice or two and the elimination of some of the m avoirdupois would improve it. The detail of the m staging has been carefully watched and as a H whole "Contrary Mary" should add another m feather to the collection put in the Pantages cap m by Salt Lake producers. B H LIBERTY H "Under Southern Skies," a story of the Civil H war, is the latest Broadway feature of the Uni- B versal Film company, and will be the attraction ll at the Liberty for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. m Mary Fuller is the star of the cast, which includes M also a half dozen other players of renown. M The producers of the picture have been en- M abled to give a wonderful setting to the thrilling M scenes which are scattered throughout the film. A M particularly effective bit of work shows the firing M on Fort Sumter. m The program for the last half of the week m at the Liberty includes Marguerite Clark, the win- M some little star, whose smiling eyes have delight- jH ed thousands in her conception of "The Goose H H In addition there will be another section of the H inspiring serial, "Neal of the Navy," the feature H which is now in its sixth chapter. Chapter seven H is scheduled for the Liberty for Thursday, Fri- H day and Saturday. Lillian Lorraine, who won Hj fame as one of the stars of the immense Broad- H way attraction, "Zeigfleld's Follies," is the star H of the production, playing with William Court- M leigh, Jr. H M 1 REX m Theda Bara, the vampire woman, is to be seen B at the Rex the first half of next week, her en- B gagement beginning Sunday afternoon and ending H Tuesday night, in "Sin." H The admirers of the panther-like actress have H often 'wondered just what sort of ring the odd- H looking ornament is that she wears on the long H slender index finger of her left hand. H The story of the vampire's ring, the only orna- H ment by the way, which is ever worn by the B woman -who ihas made a world-wide reputation por- H traying the type of siren who drain's a man's heart to its last drop, wrecks his 'life and ends by gloating over his dead body, is a romantic one and dates back to tho days when she was Hie leading woman of tho famous' Theatre Antoino in Paris. The ring was presented to her by Datas Sing-hi, Sing-hi, a Hindu rajah, who was smitten by her charms. The huge unwrought emerald which composes the most striking, feature of the ring is hollow and once contained a deadly East Indian poison. She told tho story of the ring recently at a dinner party given in her honor by the National Arto club of New York. It was as grewsome as might rightly be expected from the lips of the vampiro woman. A young French count, desperately jealous of the Hindu rajah, who gave her the ring, learned its secret. One night he entered her dressing room at the Antoine and while she was showing him the secret spring by which the poison that the hollow emerald contained was released, ho suddenly seized tho ring, placed tho glowing gem in his mouth and swallowed the poison. Sinco that night Miss Bara has always worn tho ring I for which she at the same time professes a super- stitious horror. The hollow emerald has never been refilled. The latter half of the Rex week, beginning y Wednesday, will be devoted to the presentation of "The Miracle of Life," a story based on the divinity of motherhood. Margaretta Fischer is the star of the picture. Concluding Saturday, the Rex feature is Robert Rob-ert Warwick in "The Flash of An Emerald," a story based upon the comparatively recent arrest in New York of a young girl at the instance of her mother on the ground that the child had become be-come infatuated by cabarets and was in the hands of so-called "social gangsters."