Folder 02: CAA November Newsletter
This November "HEAVEN CAN WAIT" Running Monday through the following Sunday, Nov. 6-12 ETHE BARRYMORE COT personal Appearance Nov. 17 amp; 18 "THE SIDE-STREETS OF Charleston, FORTY YEARS AGO" By John Bennett PAINTINGS BY VINCENT VAN GOGH On exhibition at the Gibbes Art Gallery from the Carolina Art Association
SOMETHING TO DO If you want to go to the theatre- "Heaven Can Wait", the comedy by Harry Sega upon which the movie "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" was based, opens for a seven night run at Dock Street Nov. 6. "A Barrymore Sings For Her Supper"-The Dock Street Theatre presents Ethe Barrymore Cot Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 17 and 18, at 8:30 P.M. If you appreciate art- Fourteen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, together with drawings, items concerning the artist and photographs will be exhibited at the Gibbes Art Gallery Oct. 29 through Nov. 26-one of the most important exhibitions at the Gallery in recent years. If you are interested in ectures- Harod Peters, Atantic Fyway Bioogist for the U. S. Fish and wid life Service will show moving pictures in natura coor of "Great Britain"s Odest Coony" at the Charleston Museum Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 P.M. If you are a movie fan- "Mrs. Parkington", with Greer Garson and Water Pidgeon is coming soon. If reading is your hobby- "The iterary Faacy", by Bernard De Voto will be reviewed by Mrs. Thomas H. Cockerham at the Charleston Free ibrary Nov. 13 at 9 P.M. The Right Reverend Carruthers and Coone A. G. D. wies are on the plane for discussion, with Samuel Galliard Stoney serving as moderator. If you dance square dances- adult coupes are invited to attend weeky dances held each Wednesday, 8 P.M. at 21 George St. Those attending are asked to come in coupes in order to make compete sets. If you ike music- Pair of concerts of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Dec. 4 amp; 5 at 8:15 P.M. in Memminger Auditorium. J. Albert Fracht, Conductor. Joy Brown, Vioinist, Guest Artist. Program: Symphony no. 3 in E fat major by Beethoven; Chorae, "Erbarm dich mein, O herre Gott" by Bach; Concerto in E minor, op. 64 by Mendessohn for vioin and orchestra; and Taes from the Vienna Woods, op. 325 by Strauss.
DOCK STREET THEATRE presents ETHE BARRYMORE COT On Friday and Saturday evenings, November 1 7th and 18th, today"s representative of the "roya family of the theatre", daughter of Ethe Barrymore, and the eighth generaltion of the Drew-Barrymore tradition will te us and show us how "A Barrymore Sings For Her Supper". An actress from the age of eight, Miss Cot is adding to her famiy"s prestige by being the first to enter the operatic fied. She made her operatic debut as Vioetta in "a Traviata", the same roe her mother payed in spoken drama. Her fascinating career has ranged from the egitimate stage to night Clubs, radio programs, and an itinerant acting troupe which she owned and operated. Now an operatic star, Miss Cot will te amusing bits of her story and sing some of her songs in her personal appearance "A Barrymore Sings For Her Supper". The general Public is invited to see and hear Miss Cot. Seats may be reserved at the Box Office or by teephone. Admission: Non-members $1.10, $1.65, $2.20; Members and enlisted men 88c, $1.31, $1.76.
THE Carolina ART Association etete guntU Continuous Music and FLOOR SHOWS Featured Singers-Dance Teams leading Musicians No cover or minimum chlarge FAMOUS FOR FINE FOOD Address: Burns Lane For Reservations Dia 2-0587 Since the last issue of this magazine a number of good names have been added to the Carolina Art Association s,taff-though not to its payroll. Their generosity and very valuable services are appreciated, therefore, the more. So Here"s More Staff- Willard Hirsch, we-known scuptor whom we are proud to say grew up on Montague Street in Charleston, is sharing his knowledge and skill with art students interested in scupture. Mr. Hirsch is a sergeant in the army and is stationed here. Miard Wees, a private in the army who once taught chidren"s art classes at the Chicago Institute of Art, is also assisting Mrs. Murray with art casses. He spends more of his eisure time buiding scenery at the theatre, and is a whiz with a paint brush. Suzette Hami [Mrs. Ernest A.] is using her stay in Charleston to assist in research at the Gallery. She is owner and editor of the Pocahontas Press of Chicago. Ferdi Waring [Mrs. J. I., Jr.], June wing [Mrs. wison], and Forida Jervey [Mrs. ouis] are sponsors and operators of the new metropolitan Counci. They or their assistants may be calling on you shorty to find out what you do with your car when you go shopping. Anne Strickand [Mrs. William] and her mother, Mrs. M. D. Baugh, know every pay before anyone else except the director because they are the official script typers. Henry Mitchell returned to Charleston just in time to be cast as Max in "Heaven Can Wait"-at the same time resuming his unofficial position on the staff as photographer. We hope he keeps his place for awhile this time.
THE Carolina ART Association The Civic Services Committee And The metropolitan Council Objectives and Activities By Co. A. G. D. wies The CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE, composed of a small group of citizens zealous for the highest welfare of Charleston, has undertaken a preliminary investigation of major problems facing the city. That it might be more circumspect in its task, the Committee has brought into consultation several recognized authorities in city planning. The services of these authorities are made possible through grants made by the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations. The Committee seeks not to dictate city planning nor to assume the execution thereof. Rather it seeks through investigation and polls to discover and uncover Public opinion in the matter of city planning. The Committee believes that when Public opinion can be seen prominently to favor a given project means will be found whereby that project may be executed. The metropolitan COUNCIL, composed of another and llarger group of citizens, has been formed to aid the Civic Services Committee in making investigations and taking polls of Public opinion. OFF-STREET PARKING By George W. Simons, Jr. [Mr. Simons is planning Consultant for the Civic Services Committee and also for the Advisory Committee on planning of Jacksonville. He is retained for post-war planning by Tampa, Chattanooga and other cities.] As an initial step of a comprehensive planning program that will utimatey penetrate every phase of the city"s life the Civic Services Committee of the Carolina Art Association decided a few months ago to devote its first consideration to the problem of off-street parking. planTERS FERTIIZER AND PHOSPHATE CO. Charleston, S. C. Charlotte, N. C. Jamp;t; "gmouf Charleston Nuniaiiniu WALKER, EVANS amp; COGSWELL CO. 3 BROAD STREET UREEN"S BEAUTY SALON One of Charlestons finest shops 72 King St. Phone 2-0702
6 THE Carolina COMPETENT INSURANCE ADVICE A forms of Automobile, Theft, Personal Accident, Plate Gass, windstorm Insurance. A Risk on personal property and allied liability, Fire and coverage ines. E. . [Jack] Jagar W. M. MEANS 60 Broad St. Tes. 6651-6652 Satisfactoriy Used By Many of Your Friends EMOCO PAINT PRODUCTS Mfd. By EAND MOORE PAINT AND OIL CO. Charleston, South Carolina In Active Service Since 1904 EECTRIC SUPPY CO. Chandeiers-Motors-generaltors House wiring-Electrical Repairing 159-161 Meeting St. Dial 2-2681 REEVES amp; WAREY OIL COMplanY HEATING OIL-KEROSENE ESSO PRODUCTS Dia 7551 Streets are primarily channes for the flowing of traffic and not for the parking of cars. In the old days of horses and buggies, while a few sidewalk or curb hitching posts were provided, most of the wagons and buggies were taken to a hitching ot "off street". But the minute the Automobile entered the picture the old "hitching ot" gave way to curb parking. Because of alley entrances and other drive ways, fire hydrants, and reserved loading zones there is not enough space at the curbs to accomodate a parkers. Then too, curb spaces are abused by store owners and employees to the point often where customers cannot find parking space. The inability to park is an economic loss of considerable amount to business in the aggregate. It causes much of the decentralization of business so prevalent in a cities today. inability to park coupled with the abuses of the parking privilege is penalizing business unnecessarily and unjustly. And when business starts decentralizing, or even passing in quality from good to inferior, an insidious bight infects the property, which soon is refected in the decreased tax paying ability of the property. So in the final analysis the whole problem reduces itself to one of municipal economics. When the flow of traffic is retarded or frequently stopped by a congestion due primarily to parking practices, a cry is raised to widen the street. Some idea prevails that by widening the street a parking and congestion problems will disappear. A widened street does not give any more parking space along the curbs. However a widened street does permit double parking and other abuses which reduce the flowing capacity for which the street is widened. miles and miles of roadways have been widened in American cities for the purpose of facilitating traffic flow and parking, and neither has been heped. Some widenings are economically advisable and necessary but many are not. A series of studies such as the Civic Services Committee is making will disclose pretty definitely what
THE Carolina ART Association course the city should take-and it must be remembered that the street system is the basic frame work around which the city grows and develops. "Off-Street" parking is nothing new. Cities a over America have such facilities, usually privately owned and operated. Most metropolitan hotels provide off street parking facilities for their customers. Businesses are increasingly providing parking facilities adjacent to their stores or nearby. Supermarkets everywhere now have parking areas adjacent to the store-enough space to accomodate fifty or more cars. feeling that the provision of parking space is a function ofLocalgovernment, cities are beginning to provide large, carefully designed, centrally located parking ots. In Memphis and Houston these municipally owned parking lots are equipped with parking meters. Los Angeles is projecting a centrally owned parking mall as a part of its central business district rehabiitation, which will accommodate several thousand cars. Fint, Michigan, plans to use a strip of and adjacent to its central business district, which will be used for "off street" parking. A of these facilities are being provided as economic necessities, to hep maintain the volume of central business and to stabilize tax values. frequently when such technical problems arise reating to any phase of city life an organization having specialized abiities is imported to make the studies and report. But here the Civic Services Committee deemed it advisable to do the job differently. They realized that here in Charleston there are many citizens of specialized talents and abiities, who is directed could do a good job of planning. And too, they felt that the more people identified with various parts of the program, the greater the interest that could be created and stimulated, and the more leaders aroused to action by the assignments given them, the sooner the objective could be achieved. Pursuant to this poicy, studies of "off street" parking have been under way for several months and already M. H. AZARUS CO. Hardware, Gifts, China and Glassware 254 KING STREET One Bock from this Theatre ST. JOHN HOTE Unexceed Comfort-Service-Convenience Free Parking reasonable Rates Dining Room Meeting Street at Queen W. E. IVEY, Manager D. W. OHANDT amp; SON SOUTHERN ICE CO. ICE, COAL, FUEL OIL 4026-PHONES-2-1454 Charleston, S. C.
THE Carolina ART Association CAUSSEN BAKERY CO. Bread-Cakes Favored over a hundred years FRANCIS MARION HOTEL Modern Charlestons largest KING and Calhoun STREETS Robert T. Rosemond, Manager Velvet Dresses Steamed and Cleaned CLEANERS diCju ;5g5 IAUNCKT Furrier Method cleaning MAYBANK FERTIIZER CORPORATION Charleston, S. C. some progress has been recorded. To date more than a hundred citizens have been identified with the various phases of the work; men, women and boys. Some of the results of this survey will be of interest to you. The maximum hourly traffic flow entering and leaving the city via Rutledge, King and Meeting Streets at Mount pleasant Street is 2,880 vehicles while that entering and leaving the Ashley River bridge at Spring and Cannon Streets is 2,216 vehicles. The maximum hourly traffic flow at Calhoun and Meeting Streets is 1,300, that at King and Calhoun is 700 vehicles. Meeting Street from Mount pleasant to Broad Street carries consistently the heaviest flow of traffic. The narrowness of King Street and its one way restriction south of Calhoun Street is clearly revealed by the traffic studies. The value of Broad, Market, Wentworth, Calhoun, Spring, Cannon and Line as cross town thoroughfares are we shown, also the utilization of Ashley, Rutledge and Bay Streets as major north and south arteries. Additional traffic flow studies will be made during the next few weeks. These studies, considered in conjunction with the study of the street system being undertaken by one of the sub-committees will show to what extent the capacities of currently used streets are adequate. They will also suggest what new routes or by-passes should be provided to better handle the increase of traffic that is anticipated after the war. In the post war years Charleston will strive to retain a great share of its population gain. To do this Charleston must seek new industries and new commercial opportunities. Charleston in that respect will be in competition with every other war industry focus. Yet once the southern differential freight rate structure has been adjusted, the port of Charleston should again come into its own. Then will follow the Charleston of a machine civilization with its demands for a sorts of new services and facilities. There is another Charleston though that has its
THE Carolina ART Association roots in a rich heritage that has eft its mark of distinction on the city. old houses of an origina American architecture-hundreds of rare exampes that are a priceess asset to any city. This Charleston must ive and prosper aongside the product of machine civiization. None of these properties should be sacrificed by needess street widenings or because the citizens or its businesses faied to provide parking facilities. To suggest a way to furnish a guide showing how the prosperous, modern Charleston with its increasing traffic flow can sove its problem is one of the objectives of the Civic Services Committee and one of the reasons this problem was attacked first. Providing "off street" parking facilities in Charleston will result in one improvement of great value-sum clearance. Adjacent to the business district and within the centers of bocks are congested, diapidated sum properties that should be eiminated as health menaces and fire hazards. An iustration of this condition is the bock between King and Archdae, north of Queen. In this one bock are 28 residential structures with 70 dweing units, 59 of which are tenant occupied. 50 of these dweing units were buit before 1899-forty-four years ago. Many of these interior bocks can be ceared and be converted into parking ots. Two good acts will have been performed. Many of the plans made for American cities in the 20"s were magnificenty printed and illustrated and then too often interred. The demise was largey due to the fact that the planning was done for them-ony a few participated, so only a few understood the goas toward which they should work. It is now an accepted premise that "Public participation is the backbone of successfu planning accompishment". plans that refect the opinions and concusions of a too limited number of individuals often fai. The Civic Services Committee therefore, as a seque to these views think that planning with the Charleston people is more important than planning for them. HARDY"S OFFICE SUPPY CO. Printing-Engraving Office Suppies amp; Equipment Stationery Excusive Roya Typewriter Representatives Saes-Service-Suppies 143 King Street Charleston, S. C. telephone 3-3496 r-arfiramp;gt;-| KING AT MI. pleasant ST THE wiNDMI No minimum or cover at any time No dinner over $1.50
10 THE Carolina ART Association THE SIDE STREETS OF Charleston, FORTY YEARS AGO By John Bennett [Recast from an artice in The Reviewer, Richmond, Va., Juy, 1922, as a preface to egends of old Charleston]. "For I have been in ove with beauty a my life, And courted her in sundry places; Have worshipped at her shrine in sordid courts And undistinguished faces. Where other men have seen but dirt and vice I have been gad with undiscovered graces, And deep in haunts where beauty has her price Have found her goden traces. And where others passed, scorning the dirt and door, I have stood, thried with simpy being Aware of Line and coor." Much has been written of Charleston, of her antique beauty, patrician arrogance, and courty Hospitality- much said both fase and true, in praise and bame. But no one has ever touched on the queer beauty of her grotesque side- streets, the strange, sometimes macabre oveiness of her sordid aeys, or seems to have perceived the oddy Orienta character of many purieus of the town. Today much of this is gone in changes wise and otherwise; and though much remains, much has been forever ost which enchanted the eyes of a over of grotesque oveiness. Forty years ago, wandering aimess on a summer noon through the by-ways of the faded city, if one turned aside from the beaten track in nameess quarters of the town, the wanderer very quicky became aware, if sensitive to impression, that he had strayed into a word of which he knew itte or nothing; of which, strive as he might, he should know nothing or itte, and to which he was doomed to be forever a stranger and an aien. At every turn one met ignobe beauty with the taste of decay in her mouth; from every passage-way crept queer- ness; from every window peered the grotesque. Go with me, forty years ago: Before the eye ies a dirty courtyard, splanned by shattered treises irreguary spread with tanged vines. The sunight fas through du green eaves and sparse custers of bue fruit upon drowsy groups of mongre curs, back nanny-goats and frisking kids. The ight quivers green and red; the goat- tais fick; the curs snar over rotting bones scattered here and there among the broken ties which once paved the court, or wander aimess, cautiousy sniffing at the bare feet and egs of brawny back men fast aseep beneath the vine in the amost unbearable heat. Wax-white oeanders drug the furnace-ike air; Chinese roses shower down a rain of withering petas more exquisite than porceain in shaow drifts across the gray fag-stones. Here, beyond the rancid court, rose-pink a- theas droop against the we in dreaming profusion. From the corner of the courtyard a broken stair staggers up the crazy wa, every cranny fringed with du green ferns and vioets. Deep-rooted in the broken wa a peach-tree, as thick as a man"s wrist, nurtured in sterie masonry, springs in strange uxuriance from a cranny, and stands bronze- green against the buged facade. A gnared old fig-tree"s horny branches, minged with traceries of acacia and coumns of Splanish bayonet, seep in the unendurable gare-sihouettes bright against the dazzing sky. Here, in this ovenike acove on the branch of a fowering amond a mantis sits, busy at its pagan prayers; a izard the coor of emerad darts up the wa without a sound and vanishes into a crack; the crevices ruste with the restess motion of the scurrying hosts of the red cafard; innumerable fies hang in the air, quivering points of god; a ethargic cat, thin from a diet of izards, ies motioness in the dust; there moves in the acove only a sim brown
THE Carolina ART Association 11 chid ike a sender statue of bronze, teasing a izard upon a aburnum. The broken rosettes of yeow stucco, the green-satted jaousies screening the privacy of windows too much exposed, the beauty of the crepe-myrte which tosses against the wa its garands of rose and green, are touched with wordess fantasy. The coor of the weatherbeaten gables, the scrofuous paster stained with ong, down-traiing streaks of rust from dwinding earthquake brace-heads, the maachite-green botches under the eaves where antique copper water-heads hang pipeess, the goden-yeow ight which pays ike the fingers of Midas along the futings of once-beautifu baustrades across disjointed cornices, faing piazzas and drooping porches, the shards of broken pottery which sparke in the dirt-a end something to the vision, each its individual coor. Faces grotesque as teakwood carvings come and go in the shadow of obscure entries; passages back with murk sip away into darkness through crooked wynds and zig-zag aeys. The ghost of a woman passes, haf cad in crokus sacking: no charne house or place of skus could spew forth a more repusive visage or more repeent framework of humanity. with swaggering front of trucuent insoence, powerfu back men, roustabouts and stevedores, swing along the narrow wak, their bared breasts shining with sweat, their back shoulders fairy bursting out of their ragged garments; the ight sparkes and geams on the poished stee of their cotton hooks; and the eathery shuffe of their feet make a curious whispering sound in the dust. High-heaped fanner baskets go titing by on the heads of brown caryatids; head-coths of paid, vivid green, goden-yeow, purpe and red gow along the way. Crescented ear-rings, set with bue stones and bits of coored gass swing by, and itte circets of god ike tiny haoes shine in the ears of mahogany-coored fishermen and saiors. Outcries, haf song, haf raucous shout, rise and fall and die away across the echoing roofs. THE Charleston HOTE Meeting Street Coffee Shop unch-12-3 o clock Dinner-6-9 o clock SERVICE OFFICERS" OUNGE For Commissioned Officers [By membership] One of the important ser- m7i vices of the Condon Department Store is to hep you cothe and shoe your boys and girs - - - and at Condon"s it is a real peasure in which parents and children and we share equay. -HOUSE OF e.ET-rc:ft VAmt57 KING AT WARREN
12 THE Carolina ART Association MERCHANTS FERTIIZER CO. Fertiizer and Fertiizer Materias 141 least Bay Charleston, S. C. ATANTIC PAINT CO. 207 Meeting Street Charleston, S. C. Distributors of BARREED SUNIGHT TEEPHONES 5761 - 5762 JAMES AAN amp; CO. Jeweers Since 1855 285 King Street Charleston, S. C. GEER DRUG COMplanY A broken gate faps oose across the ittered entry into a shady court. One catches a gimpse of a cinnamon-coored gir in a dress of tawdry stuff spit at the seams, once handsome, still spendidy ragged, shuffing with indoent abandon to the monotonous strumming of a harshy-pucked banjo and guitar. The outandish wretchedness of the gir"s degeneralte beauty, the utter negect of a repute, the tragic abandonment of virtue, a touch of wid, barbaric charm in that sordid place, suddeny turn the dirty court into a tragic space whose meaning is far more than merey decay stench and dirt. Suddeny one gets the starting notion that somehow time and space are nothing, geography of no account . . and the drab word is transformed. There come a jange of copper bes; and out of the shadowy mouth of an alley into the bazing street, ike outre figures summoned by some spe of the sun, comes trudging a troupe of negro tumbers, crude gymnasts of a ruder sort shuffing together, grotesques of a coors in harequin rags and tawdry tights, with bare back feet of down- at-the-hee sippers of eather with faded red rosettes. Medied ike foos in red and yeow, two shambing images, their faces smeared with daubed patches of greasepaint or pipe-cay, as istess as if sunken in a ethargy, go mopping and mowing up and down the stretch of burning dust that ies anke-deep in the roadway-with janging annunciatory bes intermitteny shaken, ta brown saves in the ragged unsmoothed bark, and at their throats small bags of aigator-skin from which pae powder sifts from oose-sewn seams, and cots upon their sweating breasts. One ta back feow with a face ike the devi gyrates and tumbes on a raveed square of once-rose-coored carpet. Beneath him his back shadow revoves. Beside him a sender-egged, ungainy immaturity of womanhood, a gir yet not a gir, devoid of femininity and sicky saow in faded tights of green and yeow, twists her body and un-
THE Carolina ART Association 13 gracefu imbs in uncouth contortions; or, prone upon the cobbes, spins on her thin buttocks crying shriy some inarticuate appea, a green-and-yeow teetotum; then suddeny is caught up, her danging egs askew protruding rigid as a dead caf"s, is spun ateray around and in a twinking, by reaxation of her tense musces, cois hersef up in a strange vouted whor around the planting acrobat, ike nothing so much as a haf-torpid serpent. Her head aone aive moves sowy, staring serpent-ike with vacant eyes around the irreguar ring of Corinthian faces, grotesques of wanut-brown, hung round them in a circe. Two thin quadroons in threadbare, worn, unmended tights of yeowish-red and green and scanty jackets of wea- therbeaten bue, apatheticay keep up between them a quavering measure of peculiar unfamiiar harmony. A ean vagabond, more istess if possibe, than they, his dingy tights of red and yeow visibe in streaks through sits in an old bathrobe, soicits largess from the indifferent spectators, ratting a few provocative coppers in a plan. Sphynx-ike creatures, recined in the shadow of tattered awnings mock the mendicant gymnasts with sardonic aughter; or, with faces as bank as a pastered wa, stretch themseves to seep among the ubber meons gor- beied and green. From a window high up in an apricot-coored wa, a woman with a face of brass and a head-dress of yeow, ets drop a wreath of indecorous jest. Frai, dragged, fowerike figures of women peer from a jumee window beow. Their tawdry garments shimmer and shiver in the sunshine as they ean from their window and with shri, unmeodious aughter cry wecome to the dingy pretense of merriment in phrases stoen from Rableais. Dejectedy the acrobats gather their carpets, converse together a moment in an outandish jargon, then dejectedy souch away down the wynd. Night comes; and the purpe explanse of heaven is embroidered bright with splanging stars. The iac shadow of the earth has cimbed the upper Compiments of CreaM CREST DAIRY eROY JEWERY CO. 323 King Street Has the finest stock in town of Diamonds and Wedding Rings Dia 7246 THE CAMERON amp; Barkley COMplanY Charleston, S. C. Charleston OIL COMplanY A Charleston Organization for over 33 Years You will ike the CHASONOI Stye of Business DIA 6541 OIL FOR HEAT
14 THE Carolina ART Association Charleston PAINT COMplanY Distributors of Benjamin Moore Products 522 King St. Phone 6581 or 6582 MIBREN"S AUNDRY and Dry cleaning Co. INCORPORATED PHONE 4414 plant and Main Office-28 Anson St. Branches convenienty located SIRES UMBER CO., INC. Everything From Foundation To Roof 737 Meeting St. Dia 2-3863 HEwiTT amp; MANER, INC. Fue OIL For Furnaces For Stoves Kerosene DEPENDable SERVICE 91 Ashley Ave. Phone 2-2659 sky; a gow from the west still burns upon twin copper domes against the darkening east; the tarnished moon hangs ip-deep in a tranished sea; a brooding spirit fas on everything. Broken-raied gaeries with sender coumns gracefuy proportioned, and ruinous woodwork stained and dirty, mean and faen, hang over an infinity of shadowy squaor: the night-wind whispers "Bombay" The dark ruins in their pathetic beauty and ruinous grace speak of Maabar rather than of things western. The paster was, stained a thousand coors by the sea-wind and the weather, the iron gries intricatey twisted of sender bars guarding the pinched windows of jeaousy; the atticed baconies, vibrant with tremuous, unseen life, the carved woodwork gnawed by dry-rot and time, the broken stucco, the whispering jaousies shrouding unknown interiors gimmering with du ight, the pathess, maodorous courtyards, abyrinthine inets, covert anes and unseen outets, communicating and confederated beyond wise following, murmur "Arabia" The heat puffs in stifing gusts from every aey-mouth to meet the sow sea- wind creeping in from the ukewarm sea. The was radiate heat; the pavement burns the footsoe; water, dashing from a doorway, rises in steam from the superheated stones. Sowy the vast midsummer night drags on its agging ength. life has come out of doors. The murmur of voices is audibe everywhere, istess, anguid, harsh, stridenty shri as the screaming of macaws. And here, where the ruined, once-statey, now abandoned gateway stares banky from the broken wa, comes the trombone sound of a suen voice quarreing with Jezebe behind her attice. Eementa nature is uneashed. Through the streets shy creatures go hurrying-fantastic shadows traiing through fantastic goom, drab sihouettes obscurey outined on dark tapestry. As one passes, the unchaste baggages of the semi-tropica town drop chaenge and inquiry; the catch in the
THE Carolina ART Association 15 throat, the whisper of aughter, the ight, audacious greeting, fall through the darkness ike the dropping of the dew. Every window is fu of cigarette ights; the sky overhead is fu of stars; and in the negected and dejected shrubbery the feebe gow-worms make a petty mockery of heaven. along the pavement strange-coored toys of isingass and paper are drawn by sender brown chidren, casting oddy wavering, prismatic ights along the paster wa. Suddeny a pretty toy goes up in a swir of smoke, a sputter of sparks, a stench of burning, and a spash of ight. A complany of scavenging curs, planic-stricken by the unexpected baze, yep hastiy away into some reeking purieu unpenetrated by the gare. A mahogany-coored chid, a gir too young to be caed a maiden has stretched her sender itte form across the sidewak, naked, aseep on a bit of dirty matting, her one itte garment roed under her head. Two women pass, hurriedy waking; their faces, unmasked, ike the faces of Bedouin women, are the coor of ginger; bags hang over their shoulders ; one weeps, and cutches her throat; the other strides forward with bitter features, cursing the ancestry of some bue-ipped hecate to the tenth generaltion of those who begot her, with oaths that sting the ear, so fierce, so savage, so Orienta are they. A man with an inscrutable face, a hunchback twisted and awry, turns to look after the hurrying women, grins ike a Japlanese gargoye, and sides into some nameess and fabuous region through a broken wicket-gate. "Sometimes there comes a whisper from the grass: "Romance, romance . . is here No Hindu town Is quite so strange. No citade of brass By Sinbad found, held haf such Beauty, Greed and Hate" Down from the sky, up from the smoking deep, wid egends burn around my head. while men are ocked in seep." FROST-reaD and CO., INC. Investment Securities 21 Broad Street Charleston, S. C. IDE HOUR 1067 King Street Charleston, S. C. "Carolina"s Best Fried Chicken" Best wishes for a Most Successfu Season SEARS, ROEBUCK and Co. King at Calhoun St. H. D. Todd, Mgr. EGERTON amp; CO., INC. ESTABISHED 1888 For Over Haf a Century Charlestons leading Book Store 263 KING ST. DIA 3-2721
16 THE Carolina ART Association Premieres Charleston, "America"s Most Historic City", has been the stage for many "first appearances" of cultural, social and industrial trends in America. Premieres that have become history but in their passing have eft on our beoved city indeibe imprints that time can never erase; "Firsts" that have had their infuence on the life, customs and habits of the and of the Free. SOUTH Carolina POWER COMplanY BOX OFFICE RUES For Your Protection These Rues Are Stricty Enforced-- Pays are produced for members of the Carolina Art Associaltion, service personne, and, if there is room, visitors in the city. Seven pays will be given-each member having free reservation to his choice of six. This arrangement was made in order to accommodate our increased membership. A seats in the theatre are reserved. Each pay is presented seven nights: opening on Monday and cosing on the following Sunday. Members will aways be seated- even if the only avaiable places are chairs. Members are urgenty requested, however, to make their reservations eary so as to get good seats, and are asked, if possibe, to come to one of the first three performances to aow more room on weekend nights for student members and service personne who can"t come earier. Box Office opens on Wednesday preceding the opening of each pay. For four days it is open 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. During the run of the pay it is open 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Reservations may be made also by teephoning during these hours by mem-
THE Carolina ART Association 17 bers, service personne, and visitors in the city. Tickets reserved will be held until 8:30 P.M. [curtain time] of that night"s performance. No ater. Reservations made by any person and canceed after 6 P.M. for that night"s performance will be considered used by that person. No refunds on visitors" tickets will be made after 6 P.M. for that night"s performance. special attractions are presented for the whole community, and are open to the general Public. Box Office opens Nov. 1st for a special attraction: Ethe Barrymore Cot in "A Barrymore Sings For Her Supper", Nov. 17 and 18. Members of the Association and enlisted men receive a 20 reduction in price of tickets to special attractions. Members must present membership cards when coecting tickets at the Box Office. Dupicate membership cards will be issued upon request for 50c after extensive search has been made for missing originas. Members are asked to inform the theatre of any change of address. Successfu advertising is that form which conveys a quick, forcefu message to the greatest number of people within a given time for the least cost. Such messages are found on the standard poster planes in 17,000 cities and towns throughout the nation. These messages have made unimited contribution to the success of great national undertakings, whether of government or business, such as seing War Bonds, supporting the Red Cross, the Community Chest, the national War Fund, buying Tubercuosis Seas, patronizingLocaltheatrica produc- tions, seing automobies, househod appiances, soft drinks, food products, cothing, furniture, gasoine, cigarettes and a host of others. Standard POSTER planES are a one size, 25 feet ong and 12 feet high, so placed as to be seen by the greatest number of people at or near business and buying points. COASTA OUTDOOR ADVERTISING COMplanY [Owned and operated by Charleston people.]
18 THE Carolina ART Association Gass-Mirrors For Home, Office or Store Factory Finished-Experty Instaed Auto Gass for Doors and windshied Wm. M. BIRD amp; CO. Incorporated PAINT, BUIDING SUPPIES DIA 3-4881 PRINTING JOHN J. FURONG AND SONS Phone 8478 420 King St. Compiments of Ashley ICE CreaM COMPIMENTS OF WEST END DAIRY THE GOSSARD SHOPPE SPORTSWEAR AND DRESSES 306 KING STREET DIA 7910 MAGAZINE Due to the rush of registrations last month many of the Associaltion"s new members did not receive the first magazine of the season. Franky we don"t know who got one and who didn"t. If you are one of those who were eft out, pease leave your name at the Box Office and a September magazine will be maied to you. The opinions of its members concerning the work of the Association as stated in the po distributed last month will be anayzed, and the results pubished in the near future. Your editor made a casua tabuation of your opinions of the magazine and was interested to earn that 73 preferred the magazine maied to them, rather than having it given them as a program in the theatre. This is very gratifying because of the troube and expense invoved. We guessed right that time 58 would ike emphasis placed on the overa cultural life of the city. will you who are included in this 58 send in suggestions for artices; or, better sti, write an artice on your favorite cultural activity? sculpture The Gibbes Art Gallery is happy to announce that Willard Hirsch, instructor in scupture, has offered to take a few more students in his Wednesday and Friday evening casses. Mr. Hirsch, once a Charleston business man and now an important American scuptor, is putting into practise his theory of art education. He believes there is a great need for schoos dotted over the country which will provide training for potential artists such as he was once. His objective, when he eaves the army, is to have such a School in Charleston. Meanwhie, during the time he is stationed here he will instruct potential scuptors on Wednesday and Friday evenings, from 8 to 10:30 at the Gibbes Art Gallery. Anyone who is interested in sculpture and who is not at present enroed in the art classes may appy to the Gibbes Art Gallery.
THE Carolina ART Association 19 VINCENT VAN GOGH Fourteen paintings by The Netherands" distinguished artist, Vincent van Gogh, are on exhibition at the Gibbes Art Gallery. following is a brief chronoogy of this important modern artist"s life: 1853-Vincent wiem van Gogh was born at the parsonage of Groot-Zundert in Brabant. 1857-His brother Theo was born. 1869-Vincent entered his unce"s firm of Goupi, art-deaers in The Hague. 1876--Vincent was dismissed from Gou- pi"s, after working in the ondon and Paris branches, and considered a faiure. 1877-Vincent began studying for the Theoogica Seminary, and in 1878 he vounteered for evangeica service in the Borinage. There he preached, cared for the sick, and gave away his last possessions to the poverty-stricken miners. He was too unorthodox for the authorities in Brusses and was dismissed. However, he stayed on in the Borinage reading and drawing. 1880-Vincent went to Brusses to study. 1882-He transferred to The Hague. Theo furnished a studio for him and he began to paint under Anton Mauve. 1883-He returned to his parents" home, then in Neunen, where he painted the best pictures of his Dutch period. THE POTATOE EATERS was competed in 1885. still life: POTATOES is on exhibit here. 1886-Vincent went to ive with Theo in Paris. He saw pictures of the Impressionists for the first time and became friends with many of the group. Emie Bernard who was the first person to exhibit his paintings after his death met him at this time. Vincent fe in ove with the paste coors, the ight, the new technique of the Impressionists and tried to copy them. From these efforts he developed his own technique for portraying a feeling of air and movement. His THISTES AND wiD CARNA- TIONS, SEF PORTRAIT, and WHEATFIED with SKYARK exhibited here were painted in this period. 1888-Feeing a desperate need to return to nature, Vincent and Theo separated and Vincent retired to Aries. He arrived in time to see the first amond bossoms, and when Spring came to this strange Southern pain the Northern Vincent surrendered competey to its uxuriant beauty. This began the most productive period of his life. He hardy GEO. C. BIRANT amp; CO. Antiques Compiments of BEK-ROBINSON CO. 232 KING STREET Charlestons largest Department Store ARGYE HOTE COFFEE SHOP MEETING AND HASE STREET If its hard to find try Edward"s first" EDWARD"S 5c-10c amp; $1 STORE In the heart of Uptown MIDDETON-INGE amp; CO. Insurance - Bonds life Insurance 36 Broad Street
20 THE Carolina ART Association OWDOWN- Merri Mueer ikes to have reiable sources for the news he broadcasts daiy from France and England via NBC"s overseas facilities. Here he- [on the eft] is with two men whose information should have the ring of authenticity. They are none other than generals "Ike" Eisenhower and Omar Bradey, For" a compete, immediate and accurate report of the NEWS keep your radio tuned to 1250 on the dia .... Our news facilities include the associated Press 24-Hour- A-Day news wire, NBC"s word-wide news coverage and our own news department pus the word"s best known commentators. Offices and Studios In The Dock Street Theatre Buiding
THE Carolina ART Association 21 late or sept and painted 10 pictures in 10 days. In May he rented a house in which to keep his many paintings. He oved the house and painted a number of pictures of it. Near Aries he painted seascapes at Saintes-Maries on the Mediterranean, scenes of the pain and Mont- Majour, and portraits of his friend Rou- in, the postman, Aresian women, and Zouaves. In August Theo turned over a small egacy to furnish his house, and Vincent wrote Gauguin to come and ive with him. The next two months were the happiest of his brief life. His SUNFOWERS was painted at this time. October, 1888-Gauguin arrived and they began their i-adjusted life together which ended so tragicay. In December Vincent had a strange attack and cut off his ear as a Christmas present for his mistress. Gauguin eft; Theo came; and Vincent sowy recovered in the Hospital under the kind attention of Dr. Rey. His portrait of the Doctor and his three BERCEUSES were painted during his convaescence at home. Persecution of crowds that beseiged his house brought on another attack, and in March, by order of the Mayor he was confined to the insane section of the Hospital. The Doctors reeased him as sane just before Theo"s marriage. May, 1889-Vincent chose to enter St. Remy asyum. There, between attacks, he painted the andscape from the windows [ANDSCAPE with RABBITS, CYPRESSES are on exhibit here]; scenes in the asyum gardens; and when he was we enough to go outside the grounds he painted pictures of the pleasants, such as EVENING in this exhibit, and his famous E RAVIN. During the winter he copied other artists, interpreting their pictures in his own individual manner. THE reaPER [AFTER MIET] is one of these. while he was in St. Remy he sent six paintings to the Vingtistes Exhibition in Brusses. His work was highy praised by one critic, and one of his paintings was sod for 400 francs. 1890-Theo"s son was born, and Vincent decided he could no onger ive at St. Remy. He entered a more ibera institution near Paris in Auvers. There he was a friend as we as patient of Dr. Gachet, a Doctor hardy less erratic than himsef. Pictures in this exhibit painted at Auvers are DAUBIGNY"S GARDEN, FARM IN SUMMER, and FIED UNDER A STORMY SKY. Juy, 1890-Vincent shot himsef in Dr. Gachet"s study during an attack, and died two days ater. Six months ater Theo died. Otftten Say 397 KING "Patm "Say Ireatatnattt 316 KING Two finest eating places in Charleston Speciaizing in Western Steaks and Sea Foods aBRASCA"S SPAGHETTI HOUSE Speciaizing in Itaian Spaghetti with Meat Bas, spaghetti with chicken and Steaks 975 King St. Dia 3-5667 SIEGING"S MUSIC HOUSE Just make mine RUPPERT"S John C. Schweers Beverage Saes
22 THE Carolina ART Association "Thriing", "Chiing" mystery programs may be pure ESCAPISM, but whatever you call them, they"re GOOD ISTENING These are 3 of the best. INNER SANCTUM Saturdays 8:30 P.M. PAMOIVE [Moves to Wed., 9:00 PM, Nov. 22nd] WCSC 1390 SUSPENSE Thursdays 8 P.M. ROMA wiNES CRIME DOCTOR Sundays 8:30 P.M. PHIIP MORRIS CBS STATION FOR COASTA Carolina
Dock Street Theatre presents "HEAVEN CAN WAIT" Produced under the direction of Gordon Giffcn Scene Design by Richard Burns CAST 1 st Escort J. B. Sanford Mr. Jordan Bernard Hester 2nd Escort Ben Nettes Joe Pendeton Robert Schenkkan Messenger 7013 ...John Dutrow Tony Abbott Macom E. ewis Juia Farnsworth Eeanor Ringer Mrs. Ames Adee Marma Bette ogan Ann Baucom Max evene Henry Mitchell Susie Caroie Rosen Inspector Williams Marius Risey Paincothes Man C. E. Hippenstee efty Charles J. Marma Bugs Ben Nettes Passengers and fight fans: Gerad Champagne, Miard Wees, Charles Marma, David Crowson, Caroie Rosen, Adee Marma, Helen Crowson. Stage Manager: C. E. Hippenstee. Prompter: Frances Tant. SCENES ACT I. Scene 1. A corner of a fying fied. Scene 2. The Farnsworth"s living room. ACT II. Scene 1. The same. Next morning. Scene 2. The same. Three weeks ater. ACT III. Scene I. The same. A week ater. Scene 2. A dressing room underneath the stadium. Immediatey after scene 1.
Pay No. 2 Week of Nov. 6th "HEAVEN CAN WAIT" Features Robert Schenkkan-who was working on an M.A. in paywrighting, and acting under Professor Koch at North Carolina before he became t. in the Navy. Bernard Hester-St. Andrews High School principal who starred in the Foot- ight Payers" "Unce Harry". Eeanor Ringer-Navy ieutenant who was itte Mary of "Stage Door" and the old family maid in "There"s Aways Juiet". Macom ewis-who ives in Boston, went to Harvard, and is now ieutenant in the Navy stationed in Charleston. Henry Mitchell-the Coast Guard"s actor representative from Canton who appeared last season in "The Skin Of Our Teeth", "Stage Door", and other pays. Ann Baucom-the wife of Private John Vann Baucom who made a hit in the Footight Payers" "Sat and Battery" last summer. John Dutrow-who was a stock and repertory actor before he was manager of Southern Dairies in Charleston. with first class support from C. E. Hippenstee, J. B. Sanford, Ben Nettes, Adee and Charles Marma, Caroie Rosen, Marius Risey. Production Assistants Properties: Jane Frazier, Ann Randa, Ruth Russe, Rahma Backwood, Helen Crowson, Eizableth Seegar, Kenon Henderson, Betty Jacobs, Doris Jacobs, Maena Puckette. Costumes: Mrs. J. R. Sanford. Scene Buiding and Painting: Miard Wees, Ed His, Ben Nettes, Charles Marma, Gerad Champagne, David Crowson, Hans Schuchard, Eeanor Ore. I.A.T.S.E.: J. H. Schmonses, J. O. Beding, Carro Phiips. Pay No. 3 Week of Dec. 11th "BUSMAN"S HONEYMOON" ord Peter wimsey, the distinguished and comic hero of many Dorothy Sayers detective stories will come to life on our stage in an intriguing situation which aows fu scope for his wit and ingenuity. Tryouts will be held Nov. 13th and 14th at 8:30 p.m. in the Greenroom. We" need 8 men and 5 women. Come one, come a
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