Playbills


The Orpheum bill was chock-full. East & Verrall opened the second half;
the headliner was Field & LaAdalia in The Janitor & The Maid.
(‘They cleaned up,’ said East.)
 

 

A Vaudeville Glossary • Music in The Little Shadows • Vaudeville sources • Vaudeville circuit map • Behind the curtain

Follow the Belle Auroras from theatre to theatre with the playbills, in order:

THE EMPRESS THEATRE Fort MacLeod (Kennebec Cleveland) January 1912

The Belle Auroras
Madame Minou’s Living Statuary
The Wonder Dogs
East & Verrall, Sidewalk Conversationalists
Cyril the Mind Reader
Simple Soubrettes
intermission
Knockabout Ninepins
the pictures
Melodrama: “In An Artist’s Studio” with Jimmy Battle
The Italian Boys

 

PARTHENON THEATRE Helena, Montana (Gentry Fox) January 1912

Julius Foster Konigsburg, raconteur
Excursion of Song, a.k.a. Duetto Paradiso (Sunderland and Smith)
Swain’s Cats and Rats
Maurice McKenna Kavanagh, Irish Elocutionist
(replaced by East & Verrall)
intermission
Old Soldier Fiddle Company
Cornelius the Bubble Juggler
the pictures
The Belle Auroras (closer, later moved to openers)

 

PARTHENON THEATRE Butte, Montana (Gentry Fox) February 1912

The Belle Auroras
Furniture Tusslers
East & Verrall, Sidewalk Conversationalists
intermission
J Foster Konigsburg, Ventriloquacity
Old Soldier Fiddle Company
Victor Saborsky, Madness Personified
the pictures

 

PARTHENON THEATRE (Babcock) Billings, Montana (Gentry Fox) March 1912

The Belle Auroras
Furniture Tusslers
East & Verrall
intermission
J Foster Konigsburg, Ventriloquacity
Old Soldier Fiddle Company
Zeno the Human Calculator
the pictures

 

PARTHENON THEATRE, Helena, Montana (Fitzjohn Mayhew) April 1912

Les Trés Belles Aurores, renowned Paris casino favorites
Furniture Tusslers
East & Verrall
intermission
Long Chak Sam, Chinese Magician
Julius Foster Konigsburg, Protean Raconteur
Victor Saborsky the Eccentric
Royal Cingalese Dancers in picturesque national costumes
the pictures

(and at another Helena theatre: Simple Soubrettes—Mercy, Joy & Temperance)

 

PARTHENON THEATRE, Helena, Montana (Fitzjohn Mayhew) April 1912

les Trois Belles Aurores de Nouvelle France
Furniture Tusslers
Julius Foster Konigsburg, Protean Raconteur
East & Verrall
intermission
Thierry & Thierette, Terpsichorean Magician
Victor Saborsky the Eccentric
Royal Cingalese Dancers in picturesque national costumes
Melodrama: The Casting Couch

 

STARLAND THEATRE Calgary, Alberta (Fiztjohn Mayhew) May 1912

Jolly Banjophiends
Paul Conchas, the Military Hercules
East & Verrall, The Hotel Clerk
The Ioleen Sisters, Wire Walking! Sharp Shooting!
intermission
Melodrama: The Casting Couch
Alberick Heatherton, Romantic Violin
Les trés Belles Aurores de nouvelle france

(touring the west coast: Victor Saborsky;
at the Lyric: Dahlia Sisters, Beauty Girls;
at the Orpheum: Eleanor Masefield & Jimmy Battle in The Undertow)

 

THE MUSE THEATRE Edmonton, Alberta (Fitzjohn Mayhew) September 1914

Novelli Brothers
Professor O.K. Griffith, Hypnotist
The Knockabout Ninepins (replaced by East & Verrall, The Golf Lesson)
intermission
Lovely Bill Blodgett, Roper and Tenor
Les trés Belles Aurores

(at the Pantages Cincinnati: Victor Saborsky
at the Princess, Edmonton: Professor Konigsburg’s Ventri-lectricity)

 

DAVID THEATRE, Camrose, Alberta (Stan Bailey) December 1914

The Butterfly Sisters (the Belle Auroras)
East & Verrall, The Golf Lesson
intermission
Victor Saborsky the Eccentric
Melodrama: The Casting Couch

(still at the Princess, Edmonton: Julius Foster Konigsburg, Raconteur)

 

LYRIC THEATRE, Swift Current, Saskatchewan (Lyddie Dane) December 1914

The Butterfly Sisters
East & Verrall, The Love Magician
intermission
Booth Trio Lady Bicyclists
Melodrama: The Casting Couch

(still at the Princess, Edmonton: Julius Foster Konigsburg, Raconteur
on the west coast Pantages circuit: Victor Saborsky, Eccentric)

 

REGINA THEATRE, Regina, Saskatchewan (Mr Cartwright) December 1914-January 1915

The Scintillating Songsters
The Butterfly Girls
Clover’s monologue: The Minstrel Boy
intermission
East & Verrall, The Hotel Dick
Hubert’s Loop-de-Loop
Foster & Foster, Solo Ventriloquy

(on the Pantages circuit: Victor Saborsky)

 

WALKER THEATRE, Winnipeg, Manitoba (C.P. Walker) January 1915

The Belle Auroras
Pantalon & Pantalette, Singing Co-medics
Bee Ho Gray the Lasso Man
Flaming Flamenco
De Wolf Girls
intermission
Eleanor Masefield & Jimmy Battle in The Undertow (just finished)
Nutt & Nuttier, comics
Mimi the French-speaking Poodle
Rouclere, Prophet of Mildredism
the pictures

(in New York: Eleanor Masefield, in The Degenerates
at the Pantages, Winnipeg: Maurice MacKenna Kavanagh, in Man to Man
at the Regina Theatre, Regina: Julius Foster Konigsburg, Ventriloquy)

 

WALKER THEATRE, Winnipeg, Manitoba (C.P. Walker) February 1915

The Belle Auroras
Pantalon & Pantalette, Singing Co-medics
Bee Ho Gray the Lasso Man
Flaming Flamenco
Double Glide Duo: If I Had You (Aurora and Jimmy)
intermission
East & Verrall, The Golf Lesson
Mimi the French-speaking Poodle
Rouclere, prophet of Mildredism, thought-reader
the pictures

(at the Winnipeg Orpheum: Nando & Myra Dent, Knockabout Ninepins
at the Lyric Burlesque: Simple Soubrettes)

 

WALKER CIRCUIT, down to Minneapolis, St Paul, Bismarck (C.P. Walker) March, 1915

Bee Ho Gray the Lasso Man
Double Glide Duo: Aurora and Jimmy Oh, You Beautiful Doll
intermission
Rouclere, prophet of Mildredism, thought-reader
(a variety of other acts)
the pictures

(at the Winnipeg Orpheum: East & Verrall
in Montreal: Victor Saborsky, setting sail for London)

 

ORPHEUM THEATRE, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Gordon Martin) April 1915

Monsieur Vivide and his Magic Piccolo
Rehlander’s Pigs – A World of Fun
Magic of Madame Tatiana
The Belle Auroras, sweetness in song and dance
intermission
East & Verrall & Foster, in Tipsychorean Tales
Knockabout Ninepins: Bella’s New Car
Field and LaAdalia in The Janitor & the Maid
Films of the General film company

 

ORPHEUM Winnipeg, Manitoba (Gordon Martin) May 1915

Monsieur Vivide
Rehlander’s Pigs
Magic of Madame Tatiana
Knockabout Ninepins: Bella’s New Car
intermission
East & Verrall & Foster, in Tipsychorean Tales
The Belle Auroras My Sweetheart’s the Man in the Moon
Films of the General film company

 

PANTAGES THEATRE Winnipeg, Manitoba (Alexander Pantages) May, 1915

Offer, as Headliners:

The Belle Auroras: My Sweetheart’s the Man in the Moon
three month tour, a thousand a week—continuing in the fall

…and then?