The Tyler Daily Courier-Times. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 220, Ed. 3 Sunday, May 9, 1926 Page: 7 of 12
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THE TYLER DAILY COUrtifiR-TlMES, SUNDAY MOKNtNG, MAY 9. 1926.
Norma Kicked Around in Kiki
Madge Bellamy Delights in Lead-
ing Feminine Role of Fox Produc-
tion Directed by Fra«ik Borzage
'vvsm Talmadge m 'Kiki "
NORMA TALNADGE COMES TO
Norma Ttiltnadpo cornos (0 tho Ar-
cadia Monday and Tuesday in "Kiki."
She stars in initial film version of
renowned stage success — I3eslaeo
It is thanks to the porseverence of
Joseph M. Schcnclc, screen producer,
that film fans will now bo able to en-
joy "Kiki," the famous Belasco stage
Schonck has just completed filming
"Kiki" for First National, starring
Norma Taimadgo, Ronald Colman
plays opposite her.
David Bleasco was exceedingly rc-
luetunt to part with tlie screen rights
or the play, it is stated, but finally
consented when assured by Schenck
that Norma Talmadge would play the
leading role. The dean of American
play producers absolutely insisted that
nono but Miss Talmadgo should un-
dertake to portray the role of "Kiki."
Lenore Ulric starred in the stago pro-
in its film version "Kiki" is said to
bo considerably amplified and the ac-
tion, increased to an appreciable de-
gree, Belasco, who was asked to
pass on the completed film before it
was released, expressed his entire
satisfaction with the work of the
The picture is laid In Paris. Sev-
eral leading Parisian modistos wore
imported to Hollywood to make origi-
nal designs for Miss Talmadge and
her large company.
Others in tho cast in addition to
the star and Ronald Colman are Ger-
trude Astor, Marc MacDermott, Ceo.
K. Arthur, Frankio Darro, Mack
Swain. William Orlamond and Erwin
Clarence Brown directed the pro-
With tho filming of "Kiki" Miss
Talmadgo is said to realize an am-
bition which she cherished since she
first saw the Broadway production ®f
tlio play. Director Brown cherished
a similar ambition.
Need to Hustle
Friend—1 suppose you find your
wife can live on your Income all right?
Newlywed—Ob, yes, Indeed; but it's
up to me now to make another one
All He Had
First Bnndit—I held up tliu groecr,
Smlthers, last night.
Second Bnndit—Cot anything?
First Bandit—Nothin' but a hard-
lucli story.—The Progressive Grocer.
Tourist (doubtfully)—You're not go-
ing to tell me that you are the famous
Native—Oh, no, it ain't me—it's my
Ashe—A pretty little widow gave me
a box of cigars for m.v birthday.
Okc—Beware of widow's wesds, old
,1. Farrell Mac Donald, tho unfor-
gettable "Caaoy" of Fox films "The
Iron Horse" as Jean Paul Flppany,
(he philosophical, lazy, absentmind-
t'd merchant from Dixie whose life ir
centered on liis little maro Marsel-
Madge Bellamy, as hip spunky Utile
daughter who manages her fatlic r in
spite of liis protests and gets him to
do his maximum of work and who in
turn refuses t() marry the wealthy I
Jimmy Pickett because he lias never !
earned enough money to support one
let alono two—
Jack Miulhnll in (lie role of tho im-
pulsivo Jimmy who goes to work lie-
cause lie loves the vivacious and spar-
kling little daughter if old Flppany
the one girl in tho world who didn't
fall madly in love with him at first
These are tho three loading char-
acters in Fox films production "The
I ixie Merchant" which comes to tho
Queen theater for a two day run Mon-
This delightful southern epic, pro-
duced under the able direction of
Frank Borzage. i;| filled with all the
ingrediente that go to make a truly
enjoyable picture. Tile characters
are truo-to-iil'e, the situations plaus-
ible and tlie story simple. All tho
charm and interest, of "Tho Chicken
WagOn Family," the novel by Barry
Benol'ield from which the picture was
adapted, is retained and enlarged.
Tho supporting cast is exception-
ally well chosen. It Includes Frank
Beal, Edward Martindaio, Harvey
Clark, Claire McDowell, Evelyn Ar-
den and Onest (only, "Cherryblos-
som" one of tho fastest racing horses
in California was secured to appear
as "Marseillaise" the llillo mare
around whom the plot revolves.
MADGE BELLAMY AT QUEEN MONDAY
A governmental control over radio
cannot be expected to go so far as
to prevent a, dud talker from parking
overtime at the microphone.
From head to foot I stood pet
rftkd in the most amazing thrill o:
a lifetime. There I was, complete'
ly encased in a suit of burnished
metal, sputtering and strangling
unable to extricate myself and in
capable of making myself heard bj
the other players on the Warnei
lot, who must have been quite myS'
tified by my sudden disappearanct
during the filming of "The Man Up-
I have always been interested in
armor, mail, and the accoutrements
of medieval warfare and from the
moment a glittering suit of mail
was secured by the Warners a3 a
prop for "The Man Upstairs," my
latest picture, I could hardly keep
my fascinated eyes and hands off it.
Suddenly the thought occurrcd to
me that it would be fulfilling a long-
suppressed desire to enense myself
in a suit of mail. It was easy enough
to get into it, but Gosh! after the
helmet was on and the vizor
clamped down over my face, a
strange sense of helplessness took
possession of me.
After heaving and stminin^ for
more than an hour, 1 was thrilled,
not with the boyish dream of ela-
tion, but the dread that it might be
countless minutes before anybody
ort the Warner lot would help dis-
entangle me from the unwieldy suit
of mail. * , ,
For three hours I struggled in
the suffocating prison of that armor,
panting and gasping with the effort
to get out. It was a thrill ail right
—one that left me exhausted pliys-
cally and emotionally when I was
It: isn't a real crisis in international
affairs unless the oims words directed
at Uncle Sam Increase 40 per cent,
Hoauoke. World News.
madge bellamy "v jack mulhall ano claire dow e ll w-
n7Aff dixie merchant a wiluam fox íupreme attr.actiow
Belasco Warns Again
Not Like College Yell
The title of Norma Talmadgc's
latest First National release is
"Kiki." from the famous stage hit
of the same name.
"Kiki" is pronounced "Kicky,"
according to David Belasco, dean
of American stage managers, who
first produced the play here.
"Ki-ki," while a first rate col-
lege veil is not tho correct pro-
nunciation of the title of the Tal-
madge picture, according to Bel-
Figures compiled by tho Federal
TUwrvo Bank of Boston, a short time
ago, showed that installment account
ouf.-iandir .. there were lin per cent
ai'ove thti.-'e of the previous year.
Texas has removed ftll forcible re-
straint from patients in its six hos-
pitals for the Insane. The response
r>t the patients lias been lemarkbuie.
Only one man has required f' •••!•"
h-t a "<-jr.
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by BARRY BENE FIELD
MADGE BELLAMY-JACK MULHALL
J.FARRELLM"DONALD - PAUL PANZER - HARVEY CLARK.
Sccmno l'i KENNFTH B. CLARKE
MONDAY & TUESDAY
10c and 2 >c
"You KIKI Me,
I'll KIKI You"
MONDAY & TUESDAY
at 1,2,45,4:30,6:15 8.9:45
Mat. 10 c 35c Night 10c 50c
- She Would Too, That's
'JilKl "* Á
Presented by Joseph M. Scheneck with Roland Colman. She wa
ed to go on the stage in the worst way and succeeded. But to ♦
great comedy of "Kiki" are given the great moments of Norma
Talmadgc's greatest acting self. 1
- there will never be another "Kiki.''
- so see it, that you may know the genius.
of Norma Talmadge.
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McDougal, H. A. The Tyler Daily Courier-Times. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 220, Ed. 3 Sunday, May 9, 1926, newspaper, May 9, 1926; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth178092/m1/7/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.