Loew's State Theatre, Buffalo, New York - July 6, 1925
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Vol. 5 BUFFALO, N. Y., JULY 6, 1925 No. 41
"The White Desert", with Pat O'Malley and Claire Windsor, Week of July 6
"THE White Desert," featuring Pat O'Malley and Claire Windsor in the leading roles, is booked for showing at Loew's State during the week of July 6th. "The White Desert" is one of the most gripping western stories ever told on the screen.
O'Malley plays the role of one Barry Houston, whose adventures begin when his father dies and bequeaths him certain important lumber mills in the Rocky Mountains. An unscrupulous manager by the name of Thayer schemes to gain control of the mills, and finally murders a man under circumstances that seem to point to Barry's guilt, who is tried for the crime, but finally acquitted on lack of evidence. Thayer perseveres in his intrigue, finally inducing Barry, my misrepresentation, to sign over to him all rights to the use of the mills.
On his way through high mountain passes to the mills Barry's auto goes over the mountain side, leaving him unconscious and badly injured. He is recsuced by a trapper's foster daughter, Medaine, with whom he falls in love. The trapper reveals to Barry the villainy of the manager, and Barry sends for him. There is a tense scene in the cabin where Barry confronts Thayer. Thayer cynically produces the signed document giving him rights to the mill and denounces Barry as a murderer, thereby shattering the girl Medaine's faith in Barry. How destruction eventually overtakes Thayer, how he is brought to clear Barry's name by confession, and how Medaine and Barry are finally reunited -- these circumstances all go into the making of one of the most potential stories ever brought to the screen.
Besides Pat O'Malley and Claire Windsor, the presonnel includes Frank Currier, Robert Frazer, William Eugene, Ray Laidlaw, David Dunbar and Sojin.
MIX EAGER TO MAKE BOYS PROUD OF HIM
In discussing "The Rainbow Trail," which Mix has made from Zane Grey's novel, and which will open a week's run at Loew's State theater on July 13th, the William Fox star gave an insight into his thoughts on the subject.
"Boys and girls," said Mix, "have placed me on a sort of pedestal, although that angle may not hav eoccurred to you, and I must live up to their idea of me. To be fair to the kiddies who have done so much for me, my picures must not in any way reflect the objectionable. My own actions must be beyond reproach. As a small boy I copied Buffalo Bill. Today the small boy emulates me, and I've got to be the right kind of man.
"A kid has faith in me. I rejoice in that confidence, and I am not going to do anything to forfeit it. It's a great thing to realize that a whole army of young boys believe in you. It's a fine responsibility and I accept it gladly."
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VAUDEVILLE VARIETIES ON LOEW CIRCUIT
OLGA and MISHKA, Russian dancers, have been signed by the Loew Circuit. Although this team bears a Russian name, Olga was formerly known as Gladys Buckley, daughter of a Brooklyn physician. She takes her stage name from her husband and dancing partner, who is really Russian. They first met seven years ago, when Mishka was teaching society dancing after having been a member of Pavlowa's ballet for a number of years. Olga's father stated out a generation ago as a champion fast walker and needs no introduction to sporting circles. Doubtless this ancestry accounts largely for Olga's dancing which has been developed under such teachers as Pavlowa, Theodore Kosloff, Ivan Tarrasoff and her husband. Olga and Mishka have appeared in musical comedies, among which were "Tumble In," "Tickle Me," and "The Last Waltz."
HENRY PELERMO, now touring Loew Theatres, which his collection of canine entertainers, entered upon his career as a circus performer in Germany at the early age of thirteen. During his spare moments he taught his cainine friends the namy tricks which are now amusing Loew audiences.
TOM SCHRAM, who with his partne, Sam Weston, is now appearing in Loew Theatres, entered the amusement business through his ability as a salesman. While in Providence several years ago, he "sold" a friend of George M. Cohan. Tom met Cohan, who was impressed with the former's ability, and cast him for a role in "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway." This led to other engagements. Weston was a former partner of Evely Nesbitt. Bother served in the war. Tom was a first lieutenant in the Tank Corps at Bordeaux, and Sam was a private in the Machine Gun Battalion at Camp Hancock, Ga.
Loew's Weekly PROGRAM
PAT O'MALLEY AND CLAIRE WINDSOR
Loew's Minute Views of Current Events
MAUD ELLET & CO.
ARTHUR ANGEL & VIOLET FULLER
Alex Gerber Presents
GREAT SUPPORT FOR MEIGHAN IN HIS NEXT PICTURE
Thomas Meighan will have one of the finest supporting casts of his screen career in his latest Paramount production, a picturization of Booth Tarkington's "The Man Whou Found Himself" which was previously announced under the title of "Whispers."
Virginia Valli, winsome young leading woman, will be the heroine. She also appeared in Meighan's "The Confidence Man." Julia Hoyt, the society woman who has registered a distinct hit on the Broadway stage, and Lynn Fontaine, the clever ingenue of "Duley" and the current Broadway success, "The Goardsman," will have prominent roles, while Meighan's principal male support will be Frank Morgan, now in "The Firebrand" and his brother, Ralph Morgan, late of the stage hit, "Cobra." Both Morgans are exceptional character actors.
FLORENCE VIDOR PLAYS FIRST PART UNDER CRUZE
Florence Vidor has received her first opportunity to play in a motion picture directed by James Cruze. As the small-town school-teacher heroine in "Marry Me," on which production has begun at the Paramount West Coast studio, Miss Vidor is appearing for the first time under the direction of the man who made "The Covered Wagon."
Edward Everett Horton, John Roche and Helen Jerome Eddy are featured with Miss Vidor in "Marry Me," which Walter Woods adapted from Ann Caldewell O'Dea's play, "The Nest Egg."
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Tom Mix in "The Rainbow Trail"
SINCE viewing Tow (sic) Mix in "Riders of the Purple Sage," Buffalo film fans have anxiously awaited announcement that the sequel to that great play, "The Rainbow Trail," would be shown at Loew's State.
Mix will be seen in "The Rainbow Trail" at Loew's during the week of July 13th. This picture is more thrilling, more pulse-quickening, more gigantic than any of Mix's Plays in the Past. It is Zane Grey's greatest literary endeavor. Tony, the wonder horse, will of course plan an important part.
John Shefford, hunting the desert for his uncle, Jim Lassiter, helps Venters and his wife in a battle against a party of Piute Indians. Shefford's strategy beats the savages. Venters tells Shefford that Lassiter is living in a hidden valley, the entrance to which is blocked by a huge boulder, tumbled down by Lassiter years before when he defeated a band of outlaws.
Trapped with Lassiter in Surprise Valley where Jane Withersteen, whom he was serving as ranch foreman, and little Fay Larkin, her adopted daughter. One day, after Fay had grown into beautiful womanhood, they saw a number of men on the rim of the cliffs overhanging the valley. With the aid of ropes and tackle, the men reached Lassiter and his companions.
But when rescue seemed so near, Lassiter learned that the gang was headed by Willets, son of the outlaw leader whom he had killed. Willets had come to avenge his father's death. In order to save Lassiter and Jane, Fay promised to marry Willets, who took her with him to Stonebridge, a wild outlaw town where he ruled a band of badmen
Then comes the action.
ELEANOR BOARDMAN A BLONDE PRINCESS
The screen is to have another blonde heroine. This time a famed brunette beauty, none other than Eleanor Boardman, has donned a golden wig and will appear in Elinor Glyn's production of "The Only Thing" as a golden haired princess. Conrade (sic) Nagel plays opposite Miss Boardman in this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production under the direction of Jack Conway.
Though Miss Boardman has been a motion picure player for more than three years and has been playing leading roles for two years and a half, this is the first time she has been a blonde on the screen.
CAST OF "THE WHITE DESERT" FOUND SNOW SHOES INDISPENSABLE
Members of the Rignald (sic) Barker company who went to the top of the Continental Divide in Colorado to film exteriors of "The White Desert" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under the direction of Reginald Barker, returned to Culver City with the report that their snow shoes proved to be an indispensable and most prized part of their equipment.
Pat O'Malley and Claire Windsor have the leads in this picture. A certain magnificently picturesque mountain pass wherein Director Barker chose to work proved in part absolutely impenetrable without snow shoes, the snow in this pass drifing from ten to sixty feet in depth and sometimes more.
"It was fun for a while," reported Miss Windsor, while O'Malley agreed intensely with her, "But the novelty of working in cold and snow soon wore off. I lost every ambition for polar exploration I ever had. California's warmth and sunshine will content me for the rest of my life."
"The White Desert" is a Metro_Goldwyn-Mayer picturization of the novel by Courtney Ryley Cooper. Robert Frazer, Frank Currier, William Eugene, Roy Laidlaw, David Dunbar and Sojin are in the supporting cast.
LILLIAN RICH, SCREEN "FIND," IN NEW PICTURE
Lillian Rich, a Cecil B. DeMille screen "find," who made her debut in Paramount pictures in "The Golden Bed," has a prominent role in the cast of "A Kiss in the Dark," an adaptation of the stage play, "Aren't We All."
Miss Rich is featured with Adolphe Menjou and Aileen Pringle in the picture, coming to Loew's soon.
The story, adapted for the screen by Townsend Martin, opens in Havana, where Menjou is in charge of a large sugar plantation. Miss Rich, as Betty King, is a flirtatious married woman who, although in love with her husband, played by Kenneth MacKenna, sees no harm in a little tete-a-tete with Grenham (Menjou). Her indiscretions lead to a situation that is both laughable and serious -- laughable because of Menjou's antics when Betty's husband goes gunning for his fival, never dreaming that he is Grenham, are positively the funniest ever, -- all due apologies to Lloyd, Ghaplin, Raymond Griffith and the others -- and serious because it threatens to bring about a break between the Kings and ruin things in general for Granham and Janet (Miss Pringle).
There's a real surprise ending.
Ann Pennington, Kitty Kelly and other prominent Broadwayites appear in the strong supporting cast.
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Scene from "The Co-Eds," Great Revue Sketch
Franklyn D'Amore Heads Great Vaudeville Bill at Loew's Week of July 6
ONE of the rarest and most interesting vaudeville presentations of the season is to be made by Franklyn D'Amore in his sensational act, "A Vaudeville Surprise," which will feature the bill at Loew's State during the week of July 6th.
D'Amore, appearing with Mickey Lopell, assisted by Ethel Trusdale, will offer a revue sketch which for variety and unusual features holds it own high place in vaudeville. Besides songs and dances of the newest type, the audience will see thrilling hand-to-hand balancing and tumbling. Eccentric piano selections by an artist at the profession will be given. Other surprises will be seen.
As an extra added attraction Alex Gerber will present "The Co-Eds," with Gaile Beverly at the head of a group of artists including Rose Shelby, Alfred Reis, Sidney Reis, Bernie Dossit and Fred Berd. This is another of the revue form of offerings with a special repertoire of musical comedy features, with novelty dancing and syncopated musical selections.
Maud Ellet and company will be seen in "Girls of Altitude," which, as indicated is a thrilling aerial act during which the artists perform unusual stunts while suspended in mid-air by their teeth.
Harry Sykes is a black-face comedian who offers many new stories and song in his own inimitable style. His act is entitled "African Opera," and is fullof interesting bits.
Arthur Angel and Violet Full will appear in their sketch, "Music and Chapper," a character comedy act that is full of good music and clever talk.
RAMON NOVARRO'S NEXT TO HAVE ANNAPOLIS AS BACKGROUND
From the galley and chariots of "Ben Hur" to the races and parade grounds of the Naval Academy at Annapolis is the transition to be made by Ramon Novarro, whose first starring picture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under his new contract has just been announced by Irving G. Thalberg.
The new picture, as yet untitled, deals with the life and adventures of a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.
JACK HOLT'S ADVICE
"get out and ride the range for a spell," is Jack Holt's advice to city-bred youths who aspire to become famous as heroes in western film dramas. That's the course Hold followed soon after he left the Virginia Military Institute. Holt's latest Paramount picture is Zane Grey's "The Light of Western Stars."
IF YOU BELIEVE IT, IT'S SO
The management of Loew's State theatre tells us that Lillian (Dimples) Walker, who glorified the screen in the days when Vitagraph ruled "The Hays," is to appear at this theatre soon in person in a comedy sketch by Irwin Franklyn, entitled, "Home's the Thing," which reminds us of a time not so very long ago when we had the extreme pleasure of meeting Dimples personally. It was during of of our few and varied vacations. Deciding upon a trip to New York, a visit to the studios was only natural.
Our first stop was at the Vitagraph plant in Brooklyn, where we met many celebrities, including fair Lillian.
As we sat, chatting with the little star, a full-blooded American Indian approached us. This man, through the vicissitudes of this race and of his race and of civilization, had forsaken the tepee for the side show, and was engaged in reading character or telling fortunes for a consideration. Hearing of his powers of second sight, Lillian asked, inwardly quaking, "Tell me about my past." The Indian gravely replied, "Well, Miss, you married very young." Before he could go any further, one of the directors who was using him in a scene, called for his actors. When the redskin departed, Lillian lookup up at us and said: "You know, that man has shaken my faith considerably in his powers of divination, because as it happens, I am single -- always have been, though I confess to qualms of certain disquiet when he started speaking, having in mind the remark of an eminent diving who recently said: 'If all of us were caught at our worst moments, they would have to build more jails than apartment houses.'"
We understand that preparatory to Miss Walker's return to the screen, she is to make a limited tour of the Loew Circuit, hence her personal appearance at the State Theatre.
DIX BREAKS MIRRORS
Richard Dix is superstitious. So his feelings can be imagined when he was obliged, in "The Shock Punch," to toss horseshoes over his head and smash six mirrors. "That's forty-two years of hard luck," Dix lamented.
"A KISS FOR CINDERELLA," HERBERT BRENNON'S NEXT
The next Herbert Brenon production will be "A Kiss for Cinderella," an adaptation of the famous Barrie play by Willis Goldbeck. Camera work will be started in the early part of June. Percy Marmont is the only player definitely selected so far, although it is probable that Betty Bronson will have the leading role.
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