The Regent [advertisement]
The first of three times this image of the Regent Orchestra would be featured in the Ottawa Journal between 1917 and 1918. A rare example of putting cinema musicians front and centre in a newspaper advertisement. Click here to learn more about this orchestra.
Full page black and white advertisement with photo of Regent Concert Orchestra in centre (all male, black tie, with instruments). Above photo reads, "The Incomparable Regent Concert Orchestra". Below Photo reads: "Prof. Amedee Tremblay | Prof. Joseph Pelisek | Prof. J. Hillas | Prof. Rudolph Pelisek (Director) | Prof. Horace Wilson | Prof. R. R. Wimperis | Prof. Lucien Labelle". Text as follows: The Ottawa Evening Journal Saturday September 29, 1927 | Announcement Extraordinary Of The Most Progressive Policy Ever Pursued By Any Canadian Theatre | The Regent | Have made arrangements for the purchase at a tremendous price of the Latest And Greatest Feature Films In The World | Recognized as the most exclusive, extensive And High Class Film Features On The North American Continent | Some of the Features: "Baby Mine" | "The Slacker" | "Fighting Odds" | "Womanhood" | "Twin Beds" | "The Call of Her People" | "Mother O' Mine" | "The Spreading Dawn" | "The Eternal Magdalene" | "The Auction Block" | "The Manxman" | Some of the Stars: | Madge Kennedy | Jane Cowl | Emily Stevens | Maxine Elliott | Alice Joyce | Ethel Barrymore | Mae Marsh | Mme. Olga Petrova | Harold Lockwood | Francis X. Bushman | Mary Garden | Clara Kimball Young | Extra! Extra! Extra! | In addition to this wonderful Film Service and Famous Orchestra The Regent will present during the coming season Artists of World wide reputation. They will include Willis Flanagan, Tenor; Mlle. Rubanni, Soprano, Madame Choiseul, Soprano; Harold Jarvis, America's Most Popular Tenor. | Popular Prices Will Prevail --- Matinee 10c, 15c. Evening 15c, 20c, 25c Box Seats 35c | All Next Week - Madge Kennedy in "Baby Mine" Miss Irene Delory | Lyric Soprano, Direct from Boston
Regent Theatre advertisement. Ottawa Journal. September 29, 1917: 15.
Microfilm from Ottawa Public Library.