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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 29, 1920

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Dec. 29, 1920

ELKS WILL HOLD OPEN HOUSE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

Medford lodge of Elks will hold an open house at the club rooms on New Year’s day. The committee and officers of the lodge estimate that this will be the biggest social event ever held by Medford lodge, inquiries have been coming for a week from members living outside of the city.

From 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be open house in the club rooms with informal dancing; at 6:30 p.m. the big New Year’s banquet; and the New Year’s ball from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event is for Elks and their families, however the house rules now governing visitors who are not members of Elks families, will be observed.

Approximately 600 pounds of turkey have been secured for the banquet and one of the best chefs in Oregon engaged to prepare them. The decorations of the banquet hall will be purple and white, the lodge colors. During the banquet there will also be music and special numbers for entertainment.

THE SCREEN

Kept Close to Original “Twin Beds” Script

In transferring the famous farce comedy, “Twin Beds,” from the stage to the screen, the original script of the stage play has been followed very closely. The wide popularity of the stage play is believed by Carter DeHaven, who produced the picture, to be best upheld by making the film version as nearly identical as possible.

Oftentimes in adapting plays and stories for use as pictures, it is necessary to alter them somewhat, but in the present case a play has been chosen which adapts itself perfectly to screen presentation.

“Twin Beds” is Carter DeHaven’s first picture for the Associated First National Exhibitors’ circuit, and is reported to be a tremendously satisfactory presentation of one of the funniest plays that ever graced the American stage. The play enjoyed an unusually long Broadway run, and was represented by six road companies, which gave this laughable bedroom farce to practically the whole country.

“Twin Beds” comes as the attraction at the Rialto theatre today for the remainder of the week.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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