Clipped From The Evening Review
Radio In Review By JOHN CROSBY The Education Of Joan Davis JOAN DAVIS, you may or not have noticed, has a new writer, fellow by the name of Abe Burrows, who formerly wrote the Dinah Shore show. The impact of Mr. Burrows' satanic humor on that noisy, bewildered lady has had an effect not much different from that of Flo Ziegfeld on Fanny Brice, after Mr. Ziegfeld dredged Miss Brjce out of hurl pho ue. . ' . ' . T Of course, Miss Davis torrential personality can't be changed over - night; in fact. It's doubtful whether anv really drastio alterations can be performed over any period of time. Nevertheless, the Burrows dialogue has succeeded in softening some of her bleaker outlines and, more importantly, in demonstrating that the Davis talent consists of something more than the ability to open her mouth a great distance and make loud noises. The tortuous plots that used to afflict that show have been straightened out to a considerable degree, the characters have been sharpened, and a good deal of fileasant satire has bees pumped nto the middle of the show, erics occupied exclusively by dim Jokes and basket - weaving. BELOW you'll find the 30 - cent trial size of the new Joan Davis show; you can get the big economy (PAID ADV.) Deafened Now Hear with Tiny Single Unit bottle by tuning in to CBS 9:30 p. m. Mondays. Miss Davis, who Is reading a movie fan magazine at the hair dresser ("Is Trigger Tired of Doing Horse Parts?"), falls asleep under the drier and dreams of being a movie star. "What's my Schoduls today?" she asks her secretary. "Well, at o'clock you go before the camera. At 3 o'clock, you pose for the Esquire calendar. And et 12 o'clock just 10 minutes from now you're getting married." 1 'To whom?" I Miss Davis mulls over the name of the groom with some curiosity, : wondering if she's ever met him,; Then: "Where am I getting mar; ried the Bowl again?" j "Oh no. We thought you'd like just a few close friends this time. ! So the atudio has built a replica j of Yankee Stadium. There'll be 1 hundred gold pianos all played by i Jose Iturbl. Your dress will be by ' Adrain, your train by Santa Fe, and the sun will appear by special 1 permission of David O. Selznich." Well, satirising the movies has been done so often it may have lost some of itf point, but it's certainly a step In the right direction.