succeeded in increasing the reputations of Smiley and Stanford in Philadelphia theatrical circles.
The scarcity of theatres available for stock-company leasing forced Smiley and Stanford to become members of established stock companies during the next several years. They remained in Philadelphia, joining such resident troupes as the American Theatre Stock Company* and the Knickerbocker Players*. However, the couple's lengthy connections with Philadelphia stock-company management elevated them to a place of distinction in the city's theatrical annals.
Management: M. Blaker, Emily Smiley, Maurice Stanford, Paul Taylor, Earl T. Western, proprietors; Emily Smiley, Maurice Stanford, Earl T. Western, managers.
Stage Directors: John L. Wooderson ( 1907-8), Maurice Stanford ( 1908-14).
Actors and Actresses: William Clements, Mae Desmond (summer 1908 only), Brandon Evans ( 1911-12), Frank Fielder ( 1907-9), August Habeck, Virginia Hemmings, Allen Holuber ( 1910-11), Eugene La Rue, George D. McQuarrie ( 1911-12), James Moore ( 1911-12), Egbert Munro, Florence Nelson, Anna Reeder, James Slevin, Emily Smiley ( 1907-14), James Stemberg, Leona Spule, Paul Taylor ( 1907-9), J. Atwood Walker, Karl Way, Earl T. Western ( 1907-14), Thurston White, Harry (J. Maxwell) Wilgus.
1907-8 season only: At the White Horse Tavern, A Young Wife, The Power of the Cross, Octoroon, Two Orphans, The Black Hand, Arrah-na-Pogue, Man's Enemy, A Fight for Millions, Under Two Flags, Marching Through Georgia, A Great Temptation, Out of the Fold, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Gunner's Mate, Dangers in Paris, Carmen, Jim Bledsoe, Who Is Who?, The Count of Monte Cristo, Our Jim, Cumberland '6l, When Women Love, The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown, Hazel Kirke, The Counterfeiters.
1910-11: St. Elmo, A Gilded Fool, The Squaw Man, The Clansman, Sapho, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Paid in Full, The Girl of the Golden West, The House of a Thousand Candles, Christopher, Jr., Such a Little Queen, Brown's in Town, Pierre of the Plains, Divorcons.
New York Dramatic Mirror, 1908-14.
Philadelphia Inquirer. 1908-14.
Dean Elmer Jr. "Days of the Mozart." Chemung Historical Journal 16 ( June 1971): 2026-33.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Theatre Collection.
Mari Kathleen Fielder
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