Strand Theatre, New York City, New York - November 14, 1915

Strand Theatre program
THE STRAND

Broadway at 47th Street
NEW YORK'S PHOTO PLAY PALACE
A NATIONAL INSTITUTION
Mark Strand Theatre Co. Owners & Operators


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Mary Pickford
In the picturization of John Luther Long's Classic,
"MADAME BUTTERFLY,"
has created one of the greatest screen sensationsof th year!

Our Forthcoming Production
Marguerite Clark
in the picturization of Mark Twain's masterwork
"The Prince and the Pauper"
(the first work of the great humorist to be filmed)
will definitely prove that
the highest and most consistent photoplay standard is represented in the productions of the
FAMOUS PLAYERS FILM Co.

ADOLPH ZUKOR, President
DANIEL FROHMAN, Managing Director     EDWIN S. PORTER, Technical Director
Executive Offices,
507 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

35 FAMOUS FEATURES A YEAR


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JESSE L. LASKY
PARAMOUNT PROGRAM

LASKY

LEADS THE WORLD IN PERFECT PHOTOPLAY PRODUCTIONS

LASKY PRODUCTIONS ALWAYS PLEASE

JESSE L. LASKY FEATURE PLAY CO.
120 West 41st Street     New York City

JESSE L. LASKY
President
SAMUEL GOLDFISH     CECIL B. DE MILLE
Treas & Gen Mgr          Director Gen


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PROGRAM

Week Commencing Sunday, November 14th, 1915

1. OVERTURE "FEST" .....Leutner
STRAND CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Carl Edouarde, Conductor

2. STRAND TOPICAL REVIEW
This review is compiled and edited by the management and is presented as fast as modern equipment can deliver it.  The European War Pictures are exhibited solely on account of their historical and general news value and will be shown from every country obtainable with a feeling of absolute neutrality.  The management respectfully requests you to receive them in this spirit.

3. "LA DONNE E'MOBILE" from "RIGOLETTO" ..... Verdi
WILLIAM DORRIAN, Tenor

4. SCIENTIFIC STUDY:
"HUMAN MOVEMENTS ANALYZED"

5. "UNGARISCHE RHAPSODIE" ..... Liszt-Popper
HELEN SCHOLDER, 'Celliste

ICE SKATING
ST. NICHOLAS ICE RINK, 69 WEST 66th STREET

Ice Skating Will Be the Fad in New York This Winter If You Don't Know How -- Learn

Now Open Till April 1

You Can Do What You See at the Hippodrome We Will Teach You

Daily 10-12.30 A.M.  2.30-5.30 and 8.30-11 P.M. MUSIC Sundays 2.30-5.30 and 8.30-11 P.M.
ADMISSION, 50c     SKATES FREE
Beginners Taught   Expert Instructors in Dancing and Fancy Dancing


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Paramount Pictures

All are well worth seeing. This one is

"Bella Donna"

produced by the
Famous Players Film Company
featuring the popular stage artist

PAULINE FREDERICK

whose exquisite beauty is enhanced by the Oriental settings of the "BELLA DONNA" scenes.

Pauline Frederick can be seen only in Paramount Theatres

Paramount Pictures Corporation
One Hundred and Ten West Fortieth Street
New York, N.Y.


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PROGRAM

Fire Notice. Look around Now and choose the nearest Exit to your seat. In case of fire walk not run to that Exit. Do not try to beat your neighbor to the street.
Robert Adamson, Fire Commissioner

6. FAMOUS PLAYERS - CHAS. FROHMAN COMPANY
Presents
PAULINE FREDERICK
in
"BELLA DONNA"
Paramount Program

CAST

Bella Donna

Pauline Frederick

Nigel Armine

Thomas Holding

Baroudi

Julian L'Estrange

Dr. Isaacson

Eugene Ormonde

Ibraham

Geo. (George) Majeroni

Hamza

Edmund Shalet

Maid

Helen Sinnott

7. "JEWEL SONG" from "FAUST" ..... Gounod
ODETTE LE FONTENEY, Soprano
Late of Opera Comique, Paris and Royal Opera, Covent Garden

8. COMEDY - "A CASE OF EUGENICS"
Featuring Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew

 

The Drinking Cups furnished at the water fountains are supplied by the LILY CUP COMPANY
KNABE PIANO USED.
WILLIAM LOWITZ at the Piano

CHARLES JONES
Tel 557 Plaza.     NEW YORK
Importer and dealer in House Furnishing, Hardware, Cutlery, Chine, Crockery, Glass.
902-904 SIXTH AVENUE, N.W. Cor. 51st Street

UNIFORMS
for the strand and dozens of other large theatres throughout the country are made by us.  May we submit styles & fabrics adaptable to your requirements. Phone 7140-7141 Bryant
BROOKS UNIFORM CO.
143-151 WEST 40TH STREET
Opposite the Metropolitan Opera House


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PAULINE FREDERICK in "BELLA DONNA"

In "Bella Donna," the photoplay adaption of Robert Hichens' and J. B. Fagan's celebrated novel and play in which beautiful Pauline Frederick is being starred by the Famous Players Film Company, the woman who scored such a marvelous triumph as "Zaza," far exceeds her previous performance in the presentation of this wily, serpent-like viper who poisons the one man who has tried to lift her from the depths to which she has sunk. The rols of "Bella Donna" is perhaps the greatest test to which any actress can be submitted, for she must be hateful, cruel, savage, treacherous, and at the same time she must be so fascinating that she will grip and hold the attention of her audience throughout the performance. And, still more difficult, she must win the sympathy of her audience sufficiently toward the end of her story to make her final punishment, however just, seem cruelly tragic.

This is the well-nigh impossible feat which this marvelous woman, whose silent work in "Zaza" was pronounced by the metropolitan critics to be far superior to that of Mrs. Leslie Carter in the greatest role of her career, has performed in "Bella Donna." No one who saw Miss Frederick in her brillliant characterization of "Innocent" in the play of that name will wonder at her powerful interpretation of "Bella Donna." In the stage play she showed marvelous understanding of the woman of elemental passions whose compelling personality brooks no restraint from any source. "Bella Donna" adds to these mastering passions the unprincipled cruelty and treachery of the thrououghly bad woman, whose only redeeming feature is her striking beauty. Yet her very pulchritude is suggestive of the sinuous magnetism of the creature of prey.

Without a woman of Miss Frederick's tremendous personal attractiveness to play the part of Bella Donna, the play would depend chiefly upon its atmosphere for interest. Though the mysticism of the Orient, its subtlety and its luxury have been caught in the wonderful tropical settings which form the background for this tragedy, these have been held subsequent to the drama itself.

Bella Donna, a London adventuress, lures the Hon. Nigel Armine into marrying her in the hope of saving her from the gossip of the capital. He takes her to Egypt, where she becomes infatuated with a powerful native, Baroudi, who persuades her to poison her husband. This she does, but as he becomes gradually weaker and weaker from the effects of the drug, Isaacson arrives and discovers her treachery in time to save the husband's life. Driven to hate Armine and foiled in her attempt to kill him, Bella Donna finally tells him the truth in a burst of uncontrollable fury.  Then she goes to Baroudi, who now discards her as being too dangerous. Stunned, she returns to her home, only to be turned away by Dr. Isaacson, who sends her out into the black desert and -- what?


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Next Week!
JESSE l. LASKY FEATURE PLAY CO.
Presents
Victor Moore
in
"Chimmie Fadden Out West"

Mark Strand Theatre Co., Owner and Operators
Mitchel H. Mark, Pres. and General Manager.

Executive Staff for the Strand Theatre
B. A. Rolfe     Managing Director
Dr. J. Victor Wilson     Gen. Press Representative
R. Alfred Jones     Resident Manager
Jacob M. Endel     Treasurer
Carl Edouarde     Musical Director
Herbert Sisson     Organist
Ralph H. Brigham     Organist
Lester Bowen     Chief Operator

Entire Change of Program Every Sunday
CONTINUOUS FROM NOON TO 11.30 P.M.
First Evening Program starts at 7.30  Second Evening Program at 9.30

AFTERNOON
Balcony rear 10c.
Balcony front 15c.
Entire Orchestra 25c.
Loges and Boxes 50c.

EVENING
Entire Balcony 15c.
Orchestra rear 25c.
Orchestra front 50c.
Loges and Boxes 50c.

Evening Prices Saturdays Sundays and Holidays

The Oliver Morosco Photoplay Co.
Will shortly present the following stars in releases on the Paramount Program--
ANNA HELD, LENORE ULRICH, CONSTANCE COLLIER, CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD, SIDNEY GRANT, HATTIE WILLIAMS.


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For adversiting in this program apply to
The William Van Waardt Co
American Press Association Building
Two Twenty-five West Thirty-ninth Street N.Y.


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Ethel Barrymore, Francis X. Bushman, Valli Valli, Emmy whelen, Emily Stevens, Martha hedman, Mme. Petrova, hamilton Revelle, Edmund Breese, Mary Miles Minter, Beverly Boyne (sic) and 30 other great stars appear constantly in
METRO PICTURES

METRO PICTURES CORPORATION
1465 Broadway New York City

NOTE: This program has 24 pages, but some pages only feature ads for businesses that are not related to films.  Those pages are not shown here.


Photo from Bella Donna (1915)

Photos from Madame Butterfly (1915)

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