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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES

! [By Loiteher.] I Fuller-Brennan reopen vaudoville at the Princess Theatre on Monday. It is I understood that after Duuedin, InvercarI gill, Gore. Timarn, and Christchurch will j be visited. j Pansy Montague, tho Australian girl who began her posing career with tho .Pullers as "The Modern Milo." and who subsequently gained notoriety in England as " La Milo." commenced a New York i season in November, billed as Marcelle La Milo, a, European posing turn. Harry Roberts is on tour in Australia with "The Prince Chap' and 'Hans the Boatman.' When passing through. Wellington a j week ago Miss Dolly Castles (principal girl in the Williamson pantomime this year) stated that her sister. Miss Eileen Castles, was at present a member of the Century Opera Company, in New York. At latest advices Miss Amy Castles was in Milan. I Jessie Lonncn, the actress who ap- ! peared here with 'The Quaker Girl' Com- ; pany in November, 1913. was the alleged j caiu-o of a dirorce suit, instituted in Syd- | noy a fortnight ajo, in which Annie Edo j .To'hnston petitioned for dissolution of her j mnrriace with Arthur A. Johnston, a Syd- ! nev solicitor, on i!ie ground of misconduct ! with tin actress. respondent, who did 1 not. appear, apparently admitted that he . had toured X-nv Z-aland with Miss L-nn-•nii. Tt appeared, however, that the wife had e.viended forgiveness and resumed cohabitation, and in the .ilist-nr" of proof of ••niscond'i't after that date His Honor adioioued the suit for production of further ! evidence. j Mr H. I. Cohen advises that the Maud Allan tour terminates nt Adelaide in J Miliar v. The dancer snils for America i and the Oherni-iv«k.vs will commence a. ; Xew- Zealand Inuv in February under the management- of Howard Ivdie. ' The latest Australian made and acted ] film is 'The Ronrieve,' in whii'h Boy Bed- ! gi;i'- { i and Godfrey Cass appear. j The death* took place at bis residence at | Stenmore. Sydney, a week ago, of Mr j Arthur Hunter, a well-known and capable j actor, who was for years associated with | musical comedies presented by the .7. 0. j Williamson management. His daughter. Miss Hoik- Hunter, is in Melbourne, with i ' The Girl in the Taxi' Company. i The Christmas attractions in the Dominion centres this rear are as follow: Auckland. the Gilbert-Sullivan Onera ' ('onipanv ; Wellington, the Julius Kniuht. Urania tie Company; Christchurch, 'The Silence of Dean Maitland ' picture play , iChas. MacMahon); Dunedin. the Wib i loughbv Dramatic Company and vaudo I ville. * }itu-s of players known in X"cw Zen- ■ I hind : Eric Maxon sailed for America, on ; j November 22; Leonard Willev is leading - j man with Margaret Anglin;' lrby Mar I shall is in Xew York with one of William :' | Bradv's companies. Mr Robert X .hie ißeasleyl. the Xew ' 1 Zealand actor . io has made, such good prcgress iu England, is at present on tour , with Mr Fred Terrv and Miss Julia Neilson. Recently Mr "Noble offered his services to his country, but owing to a slight : ! detect to one of bis toes bis services wove | declined. Mr Xohje has had the best of I training in classical drama and comedy in ; I tho E. B. Benson Company, in which lie ! , has plavod such clii-ssie roles as Richelieu ■, j and Hamlet. The Tcrrys were in Ola-- i I go-.v on Octoher 15 playing 'Sweet Neil'i land 'The Scarlet PimpermT.' | Willem Meugelnerg. Holland's greatest i conductor, met his death recently through I a fali on a staircase. Mcngelbcrg was , I particularly successful with tho works of | I'..chard Strauss, and with that composer's ; • lleldeiileb.-ii.' whatever the orchestra, was '; that lie had to handle, he lould always be reckoned on to score a, rousing suc.John ( oate.-. chief tenor of the Quinlan i Opera Company thai visited Australia in 1912, has joined the llampstead battalion j of the London division of the National i itcserv as corporal j It wais the good for':u::e. of Miss Dolly ! 0:e-t';es to be able to canoe', a. eontrai t . made with a Rerlii. manager just betel--the war broke on;. Bin. for this she would have iu< n at ti'e present time an unwilling resident in'thal city. "1 wen'., to Berlin.'' s; : iil Miss Cn.-tles," ■'to api>car in Gillx-il and SuJlicau and otlnr operas ami ioi,i-liK-necl ivheaisiug the repertoire. One day )■::•]'(■ dropped i„ ;,, ..,..■. me Mi Al. Woodr" who produce,! in America 'Within the Law' and oilier sticci s.-ful j.lnys. 'Say,' ho .-aid. 'what about, getting out of this' and coming aiong to the Sta'es; It's b-t- , I ler money and far better conditions. Make i | up yi.ur riin.l by to morrow.' That night I decided ; I went to the manager and a. 1.e.! 1<- be lei oil', am! afte.- some d;]li(i:l;y i was n-!c:'-<d from my contract. 1 w,-tr_ to .\:iii rb a. .ipp. a -ug ; n Xew Vi'il; in Lciiar's opera ' l!,e Man with ith" Tii.-.-e Wive;.' •The Marriag'- | Maiket." ■ The W<-;uan llaier.-.' and jot! cr.., inclu<!iu- ' '1 in, Midni-dit Oiil.' America!) conditions are cbar.ict-. ■ri.-ed hv hustle faiin be.Lo'nniug to end," j.'abi .\'i.-s Casti--.-. "and llkic is not an ai'Nl in the Stale.- who has; lieen in Australia who would not give anyihing to l>a back again. During the whole of mv stay tl-'ir ncvi-r cine did 1 get a good rest".: This Australian lour with ' Cinderell i ' uiil be n good bo! ; day for me." : liie l.omioii pa.t-<-is reoort \\\f death tin Xovemte'r 11 f f ' Mr (Veil Baleigli. th--v. el! known dramatist. He v. a.s the :on of l.'r .!. F. I'owiands and ::.ssuiiie;l the name . of Raleigh on joining tin theatric.il pro-■ n.--ion in let'.. 1 . Shortly a'ter the death of; un iaih.'C lie went on i.he >lage. and ba- ! cm:- a.-soci;..ted v.ali Mi.-?. Kate Lawh-r ( in fia- managi incut of the London Royalty. • il" wa-> altei'wa.i<ls apjjoii.t,-,! secretary of I the. School of Dramatic Ail, but r-oon re-) ierui-d to management al the Royalty i H- next entered join nalism. Incoming ] dramatic editor of 'Vanity Fair' and :1m ' ■>]oi'iiiit: Times.' lie. wrote ''l he Or a: ' Pink Pearl' in collaboration v.jlh Charh-; Cailon, and wiih Geotge R. Him* wr,6 'g-.-|-o!-i!ilo for seven oihei- jdav.s. He ah-o . c.llaboratcd wilh the late Si':- A. Harris j and Ifeiirv Hainiitou in writing pit- es ' specially for the Oiury Lane stage. Among the most no'ircnhle of these Mire 'The Whip' and ' The liirbv Wim>--r.' He was (allied off by that malignant dkeasc—consumption of the. throat. This journal's Sydney correspondent ; v liic-s: The character of tin- times is i >- Heeled to some extern in the theatrical ; phivbills. Her Maje.-iy's is biinging to al < lose its repr.iducuous of (Jilbert .and Sullivan. These are evergn-eus in murica] | toiiiedy. like 'bast l.ynu' in d.rama. The I selection on Saturday—namely, 'Patience'i —v.a.s not. the happiest that could have been. made, for tho piece satirizes a (raz ' that has b.-en <h-ad and buried for a gener- : a'.h-n. and many of the wittiest of the aihe .arc entirely thrown away on an , Australian .oidieiu ■' : for. happily per-! hajs. ihey have had no experience of ;es- ' th( licism as an obsession, and are not .

likely ever to have any. ' Broadway Jones,' an American comedietta, is to hold th© floor at the Criterion duiinc the Christmas and New Year season. There are so many country folk in town at this time of the year, and, whatever happens, they ar,» all so bent on " going; to the play" that managers fend loss anxiety than ueu.il as to the reception which may be accorded to the new pieces which they produce. At, the Adelphi, meh-drama under the title of 'Her Foi bidden Marriage' is going strong, but will shortly give place to pantomime. a'Jio picture shows continue to do a big business, and now that cash is less plentiful than it- was, their competition with the theatres is likely to be mi,;re severely felt. Probably Germany has lost a good elision or in George Edwatctes. l!ie well-known English musical comedy producer. !•>'- waidc-s is one of the many patriotic Ei?cliehmeni who must- "go abroad'' each sennan for a eh ingc oi die: and foreign air, and this year found him. as usual, recruiting hi.; health a' Had Xaidieim, in Germany. Unfortunately the theatrical magnate del ay id tffe return to his own unconsidered country until after the war broke out, and consequently war- one of a number who were ""'abused, jeered at. and even insulted by the waiters in hotels." .Mr Edwardes was so upset' by the treatlimit, that, he will now nrobably think twice about Inning the «tieky German mvsic which he is- so fond of presenting in a thin wrapping of story. Also, be will tk'nk three times about visiting Oermany again, and one hopes wlku considering his next holiday lie will jeruxt the iiaget; of an English • Bradshaw." The war lias at hast done this for England : It h.in de-s-troyed the foreign bias of many of the upper class-ee, and helped them to think of England as ?ome'ihing more than a subject for a patriotic song.—'Observer.'

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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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FOOTLIGHT FLASHES Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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