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THE MICHIGAN DAILY.

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SOUSA AND SUNSHINE.

A grey murky sky, with heavy over-
,nging clouds,, and then a gleam of
nshine,-is the the simile that may
used to describe the coming of
usa and his Band to town. We have
d music of the .best, and the worst,
symphonies and sonatas by first-
ass orchestras; marches and fan-
slas by all sorts of bands;-then
mes the sunshine,-Sousa? He
ows exactly what his audiences
ant-and' gives it to them. They
ant music to stir them, to rouse
eir flagging energies,-a ringing

WhAT PUTS THE COLOR IN KIN.
EMACOLORT
You've probably often asked your-
self the above question while watch-
ing the natural color pictures on the
screen at the Majestic Theatre, where
this latest wonder of the scientific
world is exhibited every afternoon and
night. At least you must have heard
those about you speculating over the
matter, and probably offering various
explanatitons, no two of which agreed.
"They're hand painted films," says
one lady to the right. "No, there are
three films shown on the screen at

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position and this lets only red rays
pass through, so the next picture on
the film is made with red rays only.
This is kept up as long as the shut-
ter moves, the individual pictures on
the film being taken alternately with
the green rays and the red rays re-
flected from the object photographed.
After the positive print of the film
has been completed we discover it to
be apparently nothing but black and
white, the same as an ordinary strip
of film, but in reality all the tints,
tones and shades of nature are stored
up .within its depth.
This film is run off In the KINEMA-
COLOR projecting machine at the rate
of 2 pictures per second. Here again
the white light from the arc lamp is
passed through similar red and green
filters, which allow, respectively, only
green and red rays to pass through.
Consequently the pictures thrown up-
on the screen are alternately red and
green-at the rate of 32 per second.
In other words sixteen pictures per
second are red and sixteen are green.
So quickly do these pictures follow
one -another, however, that the eye
cannot pick out the individual red and
green ones and is fooled into believ-
ing that both red and green are being
viewed at the same instant. Since, as
above stated, red and greenu light
properly blended will give any shade
or tint between black and pure white,
all the tints of the scene which lay
before the camera's eye when the film
was exposed are in turn revealed to
ours as we view the screen.

sentation of the original story, show-
ing Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, Laurie
and the others. "Little Women" is
really the life of the Amos Bronson
Alcott family. Miss Alcott, herself
was the original of Jo; Meg was her
older sister, Anna Alcott; Beth was
Elizabeth Alcott, whose death in girl-
hood cast a heavy shadow over Lou-
isa; Amy March was May Alcott, the
artist of the Alcott family, whose ear-
ly drawings, frescoes and statutes are
still preserved in the Alcott Home-
stead at Concord, Mass.
Sweet, simple, quaint, refreshing, is
this story of a half century ago, and
the play is as charming as the book.
It is in fact a series of home pictures,
bringing very close to those who know
and love the story the old friends
from out the covers of a book wWich
is today listed among the world's best
sellers, into the larger, more intimate
life of the stage. All the principal in-
cidents of the story will be found in
the dramatic version. An excellent
cast has been selected, and the pro-
duction will be just as Miss Alcott de-
scribed the scenes in her book.
It has taken years to get the Alcott
heirs to consent to having "Little
Women" put on the stage, but the ar-
gument which finally prevailed was
that the play would actually repro-
duce the book, and that Miss Alcott,
with her delight in playwriting, would
have been the first to welcome her
story in stage form.
Miss Marian de Forest is responsi-
ble for the dramatization, while to

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PLAYED IN THE GREEK THEATRE
Norman Hackett, the popular young
actor, who comes to the Whitney The-
atre, Oct. 4th, in his new O. Henry
play, "A Double Deceiver," is one of
the few stars who has been honored
by an invitation to appear, in the
Greek Theatre at the University of
California. This famous stadium was
the gift of Wm. Randolph Hearst to
the University, and is the only one of
its kind in this country. It is entire-
ly in the open, is made of concrete,
and seats over 10,000 people. The re-
markable feautre about it is a nat-
ural acoustic property, an ordinary
speaking voice carrying distinctly to
the farthest seat.
It is the pride of California, and is
only used for large miass meetings of
the students, orchestral concerts, and
exclusive theatrical exhibitions As
there is no scenery and the stage is
like a Greek rostrum, classic plays
are best adapted for presentation.
Sarah Bernhardt has appeared
there as "Phaedre"; Maude Adams
gave "As You Like It," while Margar-
et Anglin staged "Antigone" in gor-
geous splendor. The Ben Greet Play-
erg enacted a round of Shakespeare,
and Nance O'Neil did "Pygmalion and
Galatea." Aside from these and a few
other distinguished performances, the
first and only modern play ever given
there was Norman Hackett in "Class-
mates," which he presented three
years ago before an audience of 5,000
people. The honor was extended Mr.
Hackett in recognition of his being
a representative college man who had
achieved distinction on the stage, as
well as to illustrate the life and spirit
of the National Academy at West
Point of which "Classmates" was typi-
cal. The University band furnished
the music, a company of military stu-
dents acted as supers, and the famous
jungle scene was reproduced 'by mass-
es of palms.
SOUSA'S BAND.
The first musical impulse with the
majority of human beings is to whis-
tle, or hum a tune which he or she
can keep step to. The melody may
be something popular, or an air never
heard before, but it will involuntarily
fit the rhythm of regular motion. This
natural instinct is what makes march
music so universally popular. A stir-"
ring .march, played by any band, will
bring a stimulating thrill to the most

Coming Attractions.
Sept. 30.-Great Divide.
Oct. 3.-Sousa (Himself) Ba
Oct. 4.-Norman Hackett.
(Benefit Women's Athletic
Oct. 8.-Light Eternal.
Oct. 9-10.--"The Runaways."
Oct. 11.--"Little Women."
MAJESTIC THEATRE.
Kiemacolor Pictures.
Matinee Daily-3 P. M.
Every Night 7 to 10 P. M.
Complete change of progran

WHITNEY

£ "".1 EIY.t1X *.* *A L lt (
and
DONALD C. STUART, '
Star and Author of "A Dot
ceiver," at the Whitney Theat
urday, Oct. 4th.
"LITTLE WOMEN."
Millions who have read an
"Little Women" have dread
transplanting of the gentle ch
from Louisa M. Alcott's book
glare of the footloghts, but th
been splendidly disappointed
Liam A. Brady. When the' pla;
to the Whitney Theatre Octob
local playgoers will see Meg, B
Amy, and the other character
same purity and gentleness t
hallowed them in so many me

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA -
At the Whitney Theatre, Friday, Octo ber 3rd, with His Band.

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march,-a quaint musical curio,-a
novelty,- something,-anything, -to
brighten them up!"
"What wonder that enthusiasm
reigns where Sousa's Band plays
Over all, the dominant figure of Sousa
with his quiet, yet sound method of
conducting. A move of the baton, a
motion of his left forefinger, both
hands and arms leading his men to a
desired effect. It is the band one
goes to hear,-Sousa one goes to see
The combination is perfect."
"And you feel better for having
heard Sousa's Band, as you walk out
into the street, with the figure of the
man in your mind, and hjs music in
your ear."
This is what an Australian critic
said after having heard a Sousa con-
cert in Melbourne. Sousa and his
Band will be here on Friday night,
Oett. 3rd, at the Whitney Theatre.
John Philip Sousa has traveled far-
ther and given more concerts than
any other musician. In the tours of
Sousa and his Band during the past
twenty-one years, they have covered
over 600,000 miles, and given more
than 9,000 concerts, and Mr. Sousa has
personally conducted thee'band wher-
ever it has appeared. Sousa and his
Band have been heard all over the
world by millions of people, for the
audiences they have delighted have
often been vast in numbers, even ex-
ceeding the almost incredible figure
of 100,000 persons in one day.
Sousa is proud of the fact that, in
all these years, he has kept his band
up to the highest standard. There is
but one Sousa's Band, and a Sousa
concert always means the hearing of
the finest players and soloists that the
highest salaries can command. The
announcement that this organization
with Miss Virginia Root, soprano,
Miss Margel Gluck, violiniste, and
Herbert L. Clarke, cornetist, as solo-
ists, will be at the Whitney Theatre
Friday night, Oct. 3rd, is sufficient as-
surance that the people in this city
may expect to hear the same class of
entertainment that has made the name
of Sousa so famous throughout the
world
Wanted:-Student to do pidture
framing. Must have had experience.

a the same moment, one is green in
a color, one blue and the other red, and
when shown together they give all the
colors of nature itself," guesses a fat
man to your left. "It's very simple,"
languidly explains a confident chap
f behind you to his lady friend, "you
see the pictures projected in the ordi-
nary manner, but they pass the rays
of light through a rainbow colored
glass instead of through a white one,
and, naturally, color results."
As it happens, however, all the
guesses you probably overheard were
wrong, though the fat man came near-
est to being right. The secret lies in
two things: one is the peculiar treat-
ment of the raw film stock on which
the negative is taken, which permits
it to retain all the varied shades and
tones of natural light, and the other
is the delicate color filters through
which the rays of light are passed on
their way from the projector to the
picture screen as the film is wound
past the shutter.
The, first is a secret most jealously
guarded by the KINEMACOLOR Com-
pany, but the latter is a device that
will be carefully explained and possi-
bly even shown to you, should you
care to discuss the matter with the
operator, after the evening's enter-
tainment, or when he has a moment
to spare.
First of all, the film used in mak-
ing KINEMACOLOR pictures is made
panchromatic, that is, sensitized for
all the rays of the spectrum. This
peculiarly sensitive film is then ex-1
osed in the camera, behind a revolv-
ing shutter in which are fitted twoR
filters (or screens) colored red and+
green. Thirty-two pictures a secondi
are taken, alternately, through the red
and green filters.
This is the vital part to be remem-.
bered. Ordinary white light-sun-
light-contains all the colors of thec
spectrum blended together. The pri-1
mary colors are red and green, andt
red and green light properly blendedt
will give any shade or tint. In ex-E
posing the film a red and a greenI
glass (filter screen) is brought inI
front of the lens alternately. The red
filter allows only green light to passt
through it and one picture on the filmI
is thus made with green rays only.
Next the green filter comes up intoc

In a Scene from "Little Women" at the Whitney, Matinee -and Night, Sat.,
October 11.

"LITTLE WOMEN."

Original Company Direct from the
Garrick Theatre, Detroit.
Not in years has there been such
interest over the presentation of a
play as followed the announcement
that William A. Brady is to present
at the Whitney Theatre, Saturday,
October 11th, Matinee and Night, Mar-
ian de Forest's stage version of Lou-
isa M. Alcott's immortal story, "Lit-
tle Women." The box office has been
swamped with mail orders, and from
many suburban towns have come re-
quests for reservations. Many par-
ties are coming into town to see the
dear, familiar characters from one of
the most popular stories ever written,
as they will appear on the stage, no
longer dreams from a story book, but
living, breathing realities.
"Little Women" will be produced
under the personal direction of Mr.
Brady. The play will be costumed
and furnished in the quaint fashion
of the early '64s and is- a faithful pre-

Miss Jessie Bonstelle is credit given
for having secured the dramatic rights
from the Alcott heirs, and this just
forty-three years after the book was
first given to the public. The reason
for this long delay in giving "Little
Women" to the stage is another story,
but it is sufficient to say that William
A. Brady has left nothing undone to
give the stage version a realism and
accuracy immediately recognized by
those who have read Miss Alcott's de-
lightful narrative. In fact, many of
the original costumes and properties
used by the Alcott girls during their
theatrical performances have been
secured, including Jo's boots, which
she got "from a lady who had a
friend who knew an actor."
Gym suits including shoes and sup-
porter for $2.25 at Wahr's University
Bookstore. . 1-6
Log slide rule with leather case for
$7.50 at Wahr's University bookstore.
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LOUISA M. ALCOTT,
The Famous Author, as she looked whe she wrote "Little Women."

unemotional. And when the band is
Sousa's, conducted by John Philip
Sousa, and the march is a famous one
of his own,-such as will be. heard at'
the Sousa concert at Whitney Theatrel
Friday, Oct. 3rd, the exhilaration pro-
duced is indescribable.,

NORMAN HACKETT.
Scenically perfect, acted with
finite degree of excellence, an
as diverting a drama as local
goers are likely to witness tb
son is "A Double Deceiver,'
will be played by the nopula

Fr Lab. sup
try Wahr's Uni

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