Metropolitan Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA - December 26, 1925
PUBLISHED WITH THANKS
Dear Mr. Newman: Permit me to take this opportunity of wishing you a prosperous and joyful New Year and to congratulate you upon the splendid entertainment that you have fornished the general public in the Metropolitan, Million Dollar and Rialto Theatres during the past year. I am sure that theatre lovers will join me in wishing you greater success during the New Year.
Geo. E Cryer
RAYMOND GRIFFITH IN "HANDS UP" AND HERB WIEDOEFT AT METROPOLITAN, JAN. 2
Managing Director Frank L. Newman announces an unusually powerful bill for the Metropolitan Theatre during the week beginning January 2.
"Hands Up," Raymond Griffith's latest Paramount picture, which is said to have more laughs than anything shown during 1925, will start the New Year with a big roar at the Metropolitan, and another great attraction will be Herb Wiedoeft's Brunswick Recording Orchestra, retained through the courtesy of Cinderella Roof.
Wiedoeft and his players are easily the most popular of their kind in the world. They now are stirring all Los Angeles with their mirthful tunes.
"Hands Up," with Raymond Griffith is a picture that is
guaranteed to have a big laugh in every foot of
BIG NEW YEAR'S EVER FROLIC AT METROPOLITAN
From 11:15 P.M. Thursday evening, December 31, till 1:00 A.M. January 1, a great festival of fun for all will take place at the Metropolitan Theatre.
This will be known as an "Extra Special New Year's Ever Frolic," and it will be entirely different from the regular performance. No motion pictures will be shown.
Instead there will be ten headline vaudeville numbers. Souvenirs will be given to those who attend. Seats now are on sale at the box office of the Metropolitan at $1.00 each.
Editor of this issue
METROPOLITAN, MILLION DOLLAR AND RIALTO THEATRES
Frank L. Newman
Milton H. Feld
Samuel I. Levin
J. M. Loughborough
Wm (William) Thorneycroft
A. M. Ahlskog
She Wasn't Geographical
A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
We of the Metropolitan, the Million Dollar and Rialto Theatres extend sincere thanks to our patrons for their heary support during 1925. We have earnestly endeavored to show fine motion pictures, to surround those pictures with the best in music and the best in presentations. That we have been successful is attested by the fact that new records for attendance have been established.
Appreciating the fact that Los Angeles is the "motion picture capital of the world," that the people here demand the best screen offerings, we hereby make this pledge for 1926:
That during the forthcoming year we will offer in our theatres the best of the world's greatest motion pictures; that we will have stage presentations of a tremendous scale; that we will continue with the finest in music.
In the Metropolitan we will have unusual screen offerings. The year 1925 closes with a blaze of glory for our theatres. The historic Metropolitan offers "A Kiss for Cinderella," Paramount's Christmas gift to the world; the Million Dolar (sic) has "The Merry Widow," one of the best of the year's productions, and the Rialto take pride in "The Pony Express," the golden romance of the Golden State, which is considered even better than "The Covered Wagon."
Even greater will be our aims during 1926.
Frank L. Newman
A Chivalrous Thought
METROPOLITAN THEATRE PROGRAM
A. OVERTURE -- "CHRISTMAS ECHOES"
It is Christmas Eve. From within the spirit of the season shines forth. Joyfully the children hang up their stockings in anticipation of a visit from Santa. Bedtime as arrived -- strins of "Silent Night" are heard as good nights are spoken, and the children are sent to bed. As dad and mother retire, all conversation ceases, and soon father's snores are hear breaking the deep silence of night, until suddenly comes a rap at the door -- then the bell -- Santa has arrived and in a few moments is gone.
Morning chimes announce the brteak of dawn -- the family arises, eager to find what Santa has left -- toys of all description: trumpets, whistles, fish-horns, rattles for the baby, a pop gun for Johnny and for Billy a drum.
Everyone is delighted with the gifts -- expressing
glee with an old-fashioned square dance -- "Every one stamps on the
The jollification ceases as the family prepares for a sleigh-ride. While on the street a blind organ grinder passes. The family is ready -- all aboard for the sleigh-ride.
B. Frank L. Newman Presents
C. Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky Present Paramount's
Christmas Gift to the World -- J. M. Barrie's
D. Exit Music
GEORGE W. RILEY, Manager
GEORGE B. SHELBY, Assistant Manager
Leo F. Forbstein
"THE MERRY WIDOW" CAPTURES CITY
"The Merry Widow" now being shown at the Million Dollar Theatre is enjoying one of the greatest popular accords given any picture produced this year.
Night revelries in picturesque European courts and in famous Parisian cafes are carried out in intimate details as only Eric von Stroheim can direct such gorgeous scenes.
Although based upon the famous stage play of the same name which took the nation by storm several years ago, the screen adaptation of "The Merry Widow" is more daring, romantic and spectacular than even the authors of the original opera had dreamed of.
Mae Murray firs as "Sally" and then as "The Merry Widow" has the gretest opportunity of her life and takes full advantage of it by doing her greatest acting. Likewise John Gilbert as "the Prince" enacts a role that endears him in the hearts of every audience.
One of theoutstanding features of the presentation is Frank L. Newman's atmospheric prologue "Midnight at Maxim's" in which the famous Merry Widow costume used by Mae Murray is worn by one of the dancers in "The Merry Widow" waltz scene.
Special musical scores taken from the original opera have been arranged as an accompaniment for the picture.
Hear Herb Wiedoeft's great orchestra at the Metropolitan Theatre the week beginning January 2, appearing in connection with the showing of Raymond Griffith in "Hands Up."
A Moonshine Recipe
Take one d---- fool Soak in moonshine a few hours. Place in a fast auto, and race for a railway grade crossing. Remove what's left from the right-of-way. Place in satin-lined box. Garnish with flowers.
SEE THE NEW YEAR IN with merriment by going to the big New Year's Eve Frolic at the Metropolitan Theatre Thursday evening, December 31, at 11:15 P.M.
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film. In this production, directed by Clarence Badger, Griffith is seen as a Confederate spy who is sent West to divert a wagon train of gold. Arrested for robbery, he claims he is a prisoner of war, only to learn that the war is over and that he is just an ordinary criminal.
"Hands Up" begins with a gale of laughter and has a surprising ending. Griffith is supported by Marion Nixon, Virginia Lee Corbin, Mack Swain, Montague Love and George Billings. Get ready to start the New Year with a big laugh by seeing Raymond Griffith in "Hands Up."
FLORENCE VIDOR ACTS AS OWN CASTING DIRECTOR
When Florence Vidor wanted a child to play the part of a daughter in "The Sea Horse" she acted as her own casting director. She interviewed more than 300 children and finally selected little Mary Elizabeth Dow whi is said to possess a strong resemblance to the Paramount star.
The fortunate little girl is five years old and the picture will be her first appearance on the screen.
ADOLPHE MENJOU TO BE FEATURED IN ARLEN PICTURE
Michael Arlen, famous young British novelist, has left for New York to complete the final arrangements for the filming of"The Ace of Cads" as a Paramount vehicle starring Adolphe Menjou. The picture will be filmed at the Famous Players-Lasky Long Island Studio.
Sandy: "Hoo is it, Jock, that ye mak sic an enairmous profit off yer potatoes when ye gie a special price to each friend?"
Jock: "Well I tak a half-crown off the price because he's a freend o'mine; then I tak ten pounds off the hundred weight because I'm a freen' o' his" -- London Opinion
So Did Ours
Hints in the family paper: "If not convenient to move household furniture outdoors to clean, place a damp cloth over the piece of furniture and then beat it."
We tried this but the wife made us come back. --
Boston Tanscript (sic)
MILLION DOLLAR THEATRE PROGRAM
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Ensemble Dance Arranged by Miss Bobbie Tremaine
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By Arrangement With Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Frank L.
Newman Offers Eric von Stroheim's Production
Based on the stage Play by Victor Leon, Leo Stein and
Million Dollar Theater Orchestra
"THE PONY EXPRESS" SETS NEW RECORD AT RIALTO
James Cruze, the famous director of "The Covered Wagon," has won new laurels for himself in his latest epic, "The Pony Express," a Paramount picture now enjoying a record-breaking run at the Rialto Theatre.
Like its predecessor, "The Pony Express" is a gigantic episode of pioneer days. It has, however, a greater romance and a more humorous touch than has heretofore been incorporated in a western picture.
Assisted by a cast of several thousand people, Cruze has been able to make the picture truly spectacular.
Thrills abound throughout, yet delicately interwoven is a gripping love story -- one that spans the continent and helps save California for the Union.
Betty Compson, as "Molly Jones," plays the greatest role of her career. Ricardo Cortez, who enacts the part of the lover and a Pony Express Rider, acquits himself admirably.
Ernest Torrence as "Ascension Jone," brings to the picture the same lovable characterizations that elevated him to stardom in "The Covered Wagon."
Even Wallace Beery forsakes his villainous parts and enacts the role of a humorous, irresponsible roustabout who is always starting for Rhode Island, but never gets there.
Ernest Torrence Betty Compson
Man (in barber's chair): "Be careful not to cut my hair too short; people will take me for my wife."
SEE THE NEW YEAR IN with merriment by going to the big New Year's Eve Frolic at the Metropolitan Theatre Thursday evening, December 31, at 11:15 P. M.
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Special Music Score arranged by Mischa Violin
1926 Resolution No. 1
Swear off everything you want to but be sure to start the New Year laughing by going to see
Special merry attraction with this mirthful picture
Herb Wiedoeft's Great Brunswick Recording Orchestra
Here he is again RAYMOND GRIFFITH
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