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  • The Sunday Portland Journal contains the following regarding Miles Overholt, founder of the Jacksonville Post and well known in Jackson county:
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  • The Sunday Portland Journal contains the following regarding Miles Overholt, founder of the Jacksonville Post and well known in Jackson county:
    It has been definitely announced that following "The Money Getter" at the Morosco in Los Angeles the Gaiety company will put on "A Model Maid," by Miles Overholt, the former Journal writer. The idea of the play was fathered by Walter Lawrence, at present leading man with "The Isle of Bong Bong." He wished for something to feature his Irish brogue and Miss Frances Cameron, the well known musical comedienne who was one of the stars of the "Passing Show of 1912."
    Lawrence and Miss Cameron sent for Mr. Overholt because of the success of a one-act play which he wrote for the entertainment of Secretary of the Navy Daniels when he was entertained by the Los Angeles Press club. Incidentally, Secretary Daniels sent for 50 extra copies of the play for distribution among his friends. "A Model Maid," the plot of which was furnished by Mr. Lawrence, is not a musical comedy, but a play with music. It carries a plot and tells a story although there is quite as much music as in a musical comedy.
    "A Model Maid" will have its premiere in San Francisco at the Gaiety theatre. It will then be taken to Los Angeles for three of four weeks, after which Mr. Morosco expects to send it east. It is Mr. Lawrence's expectation to run it for at least a couple of years if it proves the success that it is anticipated to be. The music has been written by William Loraine, who composed the "Peggy From Paris" and many other very successful scores.
    In addition to "The Model Maid," Mr. Overholt has another play, "The Chicken and the Axe," placed with J.R. Rosenthal, a musical comedy producer of Cleveland, who is to give it presentation within the year. The Los Angeles Press club is also preparing to put on a play of Mr. Overholt's, "Revue de Los Angeles, 1914." It will run for a week in other southern California towns.
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