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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 12, 1921

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

Jan. 12, 1921

‘NIGHTIE NIGHT’ NOT A NAUGHTY PLAY

“Nightie Night” will be the offering at the Page theatre next Monday night, coming direct from the Princess Theatre, where it ran for the entire season.

Although excruciatingly funny, it is absolutely inoffensive and news travels quickly, and it did not take long for parents and guardians to discover the “Nightie Night” was a farce that did not gave to resort to a scarcity of lingerie or a malicious accompaniment of dubious dialogue for its comedy. The fact that “Nightie Night” is clean in spite of the fact that it is funny, is probably the reason that it received the strong endorsement of the critics on its first opening in New York.

‘NIGHTIE NIGHT’ RICH IN STAGE SETTINGS

A notable feature of Adolph Klauber’s production of “Nightie Night,” which comes to the Page theatre next Monday night, is to be found in the settings, which are not only exceptionally lovely in themselves but provide exactly the right background for the story and the characters of the play.

In this particular case it is not the elaborateness so much as the appropriateness that causes comment. Naturally in the first scene, which shows the interior of a Pullman chair car, there was no chance for choice or originality. It is just a duplicate of the real thing. The action then passes to the drawing-room of a smart apartment, and here one immediately gets a sense of thoughtfulness and good taste. It is the first instance in which the Venetian Eighteenth Century Chinoiserie had been used as a general motif of a stage scene, tho this style of decoration has had an immense vogue in smart apartments and more important private houses.

LOCAL BRIEFS

Frank C. Clark returned home today from Portland to which city he was called in conference with the state board of architects relative to the formation of a state building code. This code would be of much benefit to each town and city, Mr. Clark says, inasmuch as all buildings would be constructed under its provisions, under the same building regulations in place of the inadequate local laws.

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A good photograph speaks a language all its own. Its charm is lasting — a source of inspiration. If men only knew the joy imparted by the friendly smile for a pleasing picture, how frequent would be their visits to the professional photographer. Mackey, Main and Central, No. 204.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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