Last week a merger was announced which concerns everyone remotely connected with the show business, even those persons whose connection amounts merely to a liking for vaudeville or for going to movies on Saturday night. The Keith-Albee-Orpheum circuits merged with the Producers' Distributing Corp., a company better known simply by the name of its principal owner, Cecil Blount De Mille. By the terms of consolidation the De Mille Co. will furnish the theatres of the circuit with "a definite and important program of photoplay entertainment." The Keith-Albee-Orpheum circuit is the only large circuit in the U. S. that has never engaged...

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