1907-8: The Jungle, Esmeralda, Two Little Sailor Boys, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Jerome, a Poor Man, How Baxter Butted In, Under Two Flags, The Girl Patsy, The Undertow, The Man from Missouri, The Real Man, Mizpah, Camille, Michael Strogoff, The Girl of Eagle Ranch, The Lily and the Prince, A Milk White Flag, The Primrose Path, The Judge and the Jury, Woman Against Woman, A Runaway Match, Zaza.
1908-9: It's All Your Fault, The Three of Us, A Child of the State, A Gilded Fool, The Holy City, The Garrison Girl, The Devil, The Girl from Out Yonder, Hello Bin, Leah Kleschna, The Golden Rule, Why Girls Leave Home, Under the Gaslight, A Romance of Coon Hollow, The King of the Cowboys, Sunday, Jim the Westerner, La Belle Marie, Fogg's Ferry, The Plunger, When Knighthood Was in Flower, Love Route, A Fly in the Honey (curtain raiser), The Baby Chase.
1911-12: The Lion and the Mouse, The Little Minister, Before and After, Wildfire, The Commanding Officer, The Burglar's Daughter, The Girl of Eagle Ranch, What Happened to Jones?, The Dairy Farmers, Maud Muller, The Girl Raffles, The Rocky Road to Dublin, One Girl in a Thousand.
New York Dramatic Mirror, 1905-9.
Spokane Spokesman-Review, 1902-12.
Kalez Jay J. Saga of a Western Town Spokane. Spokane: Lawton Printing, Inc., 1972
-----. This Town of Ours . . . Spokane. Spokane: Lawton Printing, Inc., 1973.
Spokane, Washington. Library of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society. Ed K. Kohlauff, "Fifty Years of Theatre in Spokane," manuscript, 1934; programs.
Laurilyn J. Harris
[EMILY] SMILEY AND THE STANFORD PLAYERS. Emily Smiley and her partner, Maurice Stanford, were actively involved in many East Coast stock- company enterprises during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Most often, this husband-and-wife team leased a specific theatre and then formed a resident company to occupy it. Their primary center of activity was the Philadelphia-South New Jersey area. With some variations, their companies were called either the Emily Smiley Stock Company or Emily Smiley and the Stanford Players. At some points, the two formed a partnership with actor Earl T. Western. The company was then named the Stanford-Western Players. Invariably, Stanford acted as manager or stage director while Smiley assumed the position of leading lady.
Of their early efforts, the resident Stanford and Western Stock Company at Philadelphia's Empire Theatre is most significant. The Empire Theatre, located at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Meadow Street, was considered a "suburban" theatre. Because it was located a great distance from central Philadelphia, the theatre could attract only lesser-quality touring productions. Smiley and Stanford attempted to capitalize on the lack of decent entertainment