FERN HOBART DOUBLEDAY
Source: Logansport Pharos-Reporter, Logansport, Ind
The Parish Players. The value of the drama, rightly directed in community life is to be described and illustrated on the 3rd night of the Chautaqua. Harold Heatos, prominent in connection with the "little theater" movement and Chaut lecture on matters pertaining to the drama, will give a brief introductory address on this theme upon which he is an authority. This is to be followed by two, one-act plays by the Parish Playesr; also a brief sketch- the Lady Teazie" scene from the old classic, THe School for Scandal. The first play will be the stirring and timely drama known as "The War Zone," which not only interests but has a lesson. The Lady Teazie scene will follow then The Man Outside, a farce by Helen F. Bagg. As to the personnel, Harold Heaton, heretofore referred to "will play an important role." He has played with many famous actors, includingJames K. Hackett. Miss Fern Hobart Doubleday, another member of the company is a brilliant young actress of great personal charm and vivacity who has appeared in several repoertoire companies and has won honors in lyric pantomime and musical comedy. Having appeared in leading parts with the Victoria Players and the Boyd-Nolen Players, Miss Doubleday is an experience player as well as a student of the drama. Earl Russell, comedian and character impersonator has been successful as the sultan in the "Sultan of Sulu" as well as in other important characters in the play sfrom the writing of George Ade. Mr. Fritz Schlemmer is the 4th member of the ast. IN addition to his work as an actor, he is a master of lighting effects and has recognized abilities as a painter both of which talents will add to the effectiveness of this production. The staginf rot he Parish Players, for example was created especially for them by Fritz Schlemmer and executed by the Dodge & Castle Studios, New York. The lighting effects are from the celebrated Kierly Studios, NY the same masters of stage lighting who produced the wonderful effects in the Garden of Allah and Kismel for the NY Hippodrome.
Source: The Indianapolis Star 11 June 1911 p 26
The pupils of Christian F. Martens, instructor of voice at the College of Musical Art will give a recital at the college at 8:15 o'clock Thursday evening. The program will represnet Rubenstein, Schumann, Delibes, Gouned, Donizetti, Pinsuti, D'Hardelot and other composers. The pupils are Miss Adelaide Cox, Miss Vera K. Mullin, Miss Mayme Pattman, Miss Bertha L. Heinrichs, Miss Eileen Donnelley, Miss Florence Reinken, Miss Elizabeth Hann, Miss Edna Phinny, Miss Mary Blew, Miss Syndney ERnestine Hecker, Miss Ada Whitted, Miss Fleeda M. Newton, Miss Regina Helma, Miss FERN DOUBLEDAY, Mrs. AE INgersoll, Mrs. JK Bain, William J. Kopp, Walter Pringle, Will Trimble, Herbert H. Wafel, DP Lawlor, Lloyd Summers and Charles G. Fitch.
Source: Indianapolis Star 4 Jan 1913 p 24
Music Fern Doubleday of Crawfordsville is an alto who went from Indiana to Chicago and has appeared there in grand opera.