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A Well-known Biograph Actor
Jack F Gavin, who has played the title rcli!1. in the recently produced bio Craph Dim of Hen Hall, Thunderbolt, and Moonlile, is a man admirably adapted to this class of work He is a man nf fine physique and imposing pre sence He started life as a cattle drover, and was connected wan a record drive
irom l-amoowcai ^.-orm yucBnamnui 10 Adelaide. He krows bush life thoroughly, and, beini; a rnan of keen perception, is i\bln to tell whether the local color in a Glm is accurate or not. He served for a time in the Sydney Lancers as captain of a Mjuadron. He had from an early age lean'nj;s lowards the sta(;e. When an opportunity came to join Bland Holt's company he seized it, nnd played a couple of seasons with them. He next made a trip to America, and secured an enRaRement with Uarnum nnd Baileys Circus, eventually joininR Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He coming home sick and longing for a sight of his native land, he returned to Australia and orcanised a Wild West
Show, which was a great success at the Melbourne Cyclorama. His wife, Agnes Gavin, is of great assistance to him in dramatising the stories of the bush rangers' lives. There are, all told, 150 actors and actresses in his company, and he h;»s a large stock ol old time cmc'ies, weapons, etc. BtinR an in veterate stickler- for accuracy of detail, Captain Gavin always proceeds lo-.tho actual sccno nf bushrangers' exploits lor the purprse nf taking Ihn fi'm pic turn This and the dashing horseman ship are two of the factors nf the success of (he films Captain Gavin has been re iipansibln for 'StuHiiiR,' is tln- immi' --( n n--« oiii'-nrt play. It sound* ver\ seni omiblo. The Druids' G.1I1 and Art Union Demonstration, which wai postponed from Anniversary Day on account of the rain, will eventuaie on Saturday next nt Iho Sydney Sports Ground, Monre Hnrk. (Theatrical Continued nn pa lie II).