The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on April 10, 1946 · 13
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Wednesday, April 10, 1946
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Wednesday, April 10, 1918 TI1K CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Amber's Gowns Okayed By Johnston Office BY LOUELLA O. PARSONS, Hollywood, April 8 (INS) While Alexander Korda was In Hollywood .. he signed a contract with Paillette Goddard to go to England In the spring of 1947 to star in "The Babyons," by Clemence Cane. At the same time he engaged Anthony Veiller to adapt the story. I can hear you all saying, "That's a wfcole year away, and many things can . happen in a year." Well, if you know Goddard like I know Goddard, she isn't waiting a whole year to cinch a deal that appeals to her so strongly. She's leaving next month for London to make - tests and to sign the contract in "London that was signed in Holly- -wood. With Cary Grant and Paulette ' Goddard signed, Korda did himself . a. good day's work while he was in Hollywood. He also tried to get - Joan Fontaine to star in "The King's General," which would be perfect for her, but Joan had too -many other assignments. That's .the Daphne Du Maurier book. What a wonderful picture that will make. - I REALLY NEVER believed that Myrna Lov and William Powell "would do another "Thin Man" mys tery thriller, even though when Myrna left MGM, she said she would comeback if they had a good enough story. Well, she is coming back with Bill for "The Song of the Thin Man," a murder with a radio . background. "The Thin Man" continues on the air, and like any thriller of this type, has an audience. Of course, Bill won't be free for months. He tarted "Life with Father" today. Rene Hubert created for Peggy Cummins in "Forever Amber." The test ran for almost an hour. No wonder Peggy lost eight pounds and had to go to bed for two days, Trying on that many clothes, much less being photographed in them, would wear anyone down. The Johnston office passed all of the costumes, so the $40,000 the clothes cost is not a loss. DOLORES MORAN was tested for the role of Lady Castlemain, next in importance to that of Am ber, and it seems more than likely she will be borrowed from Ben Bogeaus. JOAN DAVIS and Eddie Cantor have been booked for "Poor Man, Rich Man" on the RKO lot and Executive Producer' Jack Gross has engaged Warren Wilson to write the story. Eddie will do the pro ducing at RKO. He always pro duces his own operas. The idea is a funny one. Cantor discovers the Lyman's. United States Government owed one of his ancestor. money which by compound interest has increased so that the government owes him more than there is in the United States Treasury. SNAPSHOTS of Hollywood col lected at random: Red Bkelton goes into Mayo clinio after he finishes his current picture, for a check-up. I Zazu Pltts's pretty daughter. Ann Gallery, came to see her on the Warner lot and they are now mak ing a test of her; Van Johnson posed with a new car for exploita tion for a motor company. Did he get the car? He did not! An impor tant executive stepped in and the car was delivered to him; Mark Stevens is in a San'i Monica Hos pital for treatment of spinal trouble; Mona Maris and Seymour Chotiner have discovered each other and were celebrating at Mike 1 a jfr - V. SHOW MIRROR 7 by E. B. Radcliffe Hf The Enquirtr's Theattr Editor Opera To The Rescue And Vice Versa. The St. Mary's (Lake) Culture, Chowder and Marching Society held its first postwar meeting the other night. Before turning to discussion of duck calls, collapsible, hinged, portable blinds, how to make a two-to- Queen straight with two wild cards, and other purely aesthetic topics, we gave some thought to serious music, the atom bomb, the theater, movies and Good Housek e e p 1 n g BASCOMB REACHES FOR SKY In the title role of "Bad Bascomb" (Albee, today), Wallace Beery finds himself Margaret O'Brien's victim in a holdup. Strong-Arm Comic Paves Way For Yank Invasion Of Britain BY ROBERT MUSEL. London, April 9 (UP) A friendly postwar invasion of British show business by American stage and screen stars is underway, and Comedian Harry Green, who made the first landing unassisted, has conquered everybody in the west end, from belted earls in orchestra Beats to peak-capped cockneys dropping matches from the gallery. ureen s arrival two months ago signalled the reopening of the big trans-Atlantio exchange season, and his success, socially as well as professionally, bodes well for the impending trips of Ray Mil- land, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and half a dozen other American screen luminaries. In return, Britain is sending its celebrated "Old Vic" theater troupe, including Laurence Olivier, who will be accompanied by his wife, Vivien Leigh, and film performers Kiyllls Calvert and Ann Todd to follow Peggy Cummins (now filming "Forever Amber") to Hollywood. The United States couldn't have chosen a better first emissary than Green, whose dressing room is a magnet for very important personages in and out of the peerage. MOTION PICTURE DIRECTORY. Once the highest-paid comic in Hollywood at $5,000 a week, Green is producing and starring a farce he wrote himself "Fifty-Fifty." Critics called it the best laugh of the season and thus unwittingly saved British gamblers from ruin. It is easy, after squeezing through a throng in hi. dressing room, to see why Green is so popular with the British, who rightly enough regard him an "original," meaninf "slightly unique." "Telepathy," said Green airily. MOTION PICTURE DIRECTORY. e&Ktt s7 ) Preview Tonight One of the RKO Palace s popular features, a prevue will be held to night, following the final evening's showing of the current film, "Tangier," starring Maria Montez, Robert Paige and Sabu. Moviegoers will see a hilarious romantic comedy. ONE of the sweetest and most ' dignified little girls in Hollywood is Peggy Ann Garner. No matter ; what storm clouds gather around her private life, she never speaks of trouble and her almost mature "reserve is respected by everyone who works with her at 20th. But ". Peggy Ann is growing up so rapidly that after "Home Sweet Homicide" ,. she will say good-by to her little girl roles. She will have her first V girlish "crush'' on Lon McCallister in the George Agnew Chamberlain ... story, "Scudder Hay, Scudder Ho." Once these movie children step over "the border into romance they never step back again to just kid roles. THE JOHNSTON office had a prefashion show of the 42 gowns poetry, The atom bomb is something new in our preliminary discussions, al though the other topics always are on the agenda. However, as a result of our deliberations, we feel that the cause of art has again made some progress. Some day we hope to discover whether the direction is forward or backward. S. 1 DESERT DANCER 'his would be Iris Whitneyt Azuri, the dancer, in "Desert Song," working her wiles on Wilton Clary, who has the role of Capt. Fontaine. The operetta will be presented for four per-Hformances at the Emery " beginning with tomorrow night's opener. ANYWAY, we considered serious music, as" I said before. I call it seri- ous music, because I know of no place in Cincinnati where music has been more seriously considered than at the Gayety. And highly localized manifestations of the Euterpean mod in that spot were the topio of consideration in paper read by one of our members. ONE NEVER hears Debussy's "Clare de Lune" anymore, either, he said. And for two reasons, he point ed out. One: Mimi Lynne is traveling with a USO Show in the Pacific Two: the clarinet part disappeared one evening following a visit of a former Pennsylvania musician, who is not Tommy or Jimmy Dorsey and who manages the Cox Theater. IN OUR SOCIETY'S history, there have been many times when It was our courteous custom to permit a member to read a paper while colleagues retired a respectful distance out of hearing. But this meeting wasn't such an occasion. In fact, we even deferred our traditional scientific examination of reaction of carbonated beverages to electrified refrigerants; this that we might hear all our comrade had to say. IT SEEMS he again has been investigating the status of music in the Carnegie Hall of Vine Street. He found things have come to a sorry come to pass. The classics of yesteryear have given way to such commonplace harmonies as "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" and "Temptation." "Since Rose La Rose has fallen for Hollywood gold, Where's the old William Tell Overture, and what does it mean?" our society's reader asked himself. It isn't on the music stands in the Gayety orchestra pit," he an swered. "And it does mean that there's no longer inspiration for an artiste to concentrate on an imagi nary apple perched atop the hat of the spotlight operator in the balcony," he noted. IT WAS the opinion of our speak er that this time of crisis, (when burlesque show drummers again are threatened with nervous pros tration due to overwork) is one in which dancers and maestro3 should turn to opera for salvation "There are more than a few arias wnicn lend themselves with re markable fitness to work of danc ing artists who specialize in satire and travesty in their solos." our speaker insisted. Not the least appropriate and one which a la Rose or Gypsy Rose Lee could make especially hilarious is Gllda's aria "Caro nome" from the opera "Rigoletto." Its staccato, mincing, five and six note phrases have a tempo ideal for what is called the parade, our observer reported. And if a rest is scored at the end of Initial phrases, In which coloratura vocal qualities usually are displayed, the terpsl- chorean punctuation known as the bump is beautifully appropriate. OUR READER said Be was seeking Composer Giuseppi Verdi's address. He (the reader, not Verdi), fig ures if no Gayety artists can be tempted by the allure of his com position change, he'd like to get Verdi's o. k. for Oscar Hild to change music and business when "Rigoletto" is sung rather than danced at the Zoo this summer. It would be sensational ' box office, our reader believes. And the healthful exercise called for in terpsichorian punctuation men tioned a couple of paragraphs back would be Just what's needed to givel Gilda's waistlines more romantic dimensions. MOTION PICTURE DIRECTORY. Movie Timetable. 10:40, 12:56, 3:12, 1:28. 1:44, 12:41, 2:33, 4:25, 6:17,1 AI.BEK; 10:00. PALACE! 10:49, b:uu, iu:im. CAPITOL: 9:50, 12:10, 2:40. 5, 7:30, 10. GRAND: 10:30, 12:25, 2:20, 4:15, 6:10,1 o:OS. 10. SHUBERT: 10:21, 12:18, 2:15,4:12, 6:09, :u, iusus. LYRIC: 10:21, 12:18, 2:15, 4:02, 6:11,1 b:us, iu:os. KEITH S: 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00. o:uu, iu:uv. MOTION PICTURE DIRECTORY. MOTION PICTURE DIRECTORY. rh3 War Bonds AMERICUS rK5 .YOLANDA AND THE THIEF Plus "KLONDYKE FURY" ANDALUS Hillary Brooke,' i. York UP GOES MAISIE Ann Sothern Ceo. Murphy 1nU 3136 Reading Road. AV 13 14 MlUlt Priollla Lane-Cary Grant ARSENIC AND OLD LACE N0RDLAND Barrymore-McGuiro SPIRAL STAIRCASE Musical Lateat Newt Events George Tyne Added: TIMIfl Norwood Continuous, 11 to 11 UIIIU Musical Romance with 1a. uanuo Tito Guizar Connie Moore Richard Dlz, "Mark of the Whistler" M E X I C A N A BOND George Brent Reading Rd. and Dalewood D. McGnire-Ethel Barrymore SPIRAL STAIRCASE CHEVIOT A WALK '(627 Harrison Avenue D. Andrews. B. Conte Oeorge Tyne IN THE SUN nniue III Montgomery Rd. Unlit 111 Gate Opens 7 P. M. REOPENING ON FRIDAY Opening Night Souvenirs ESPSRE CLIFTON and LCDLOW Hillary Brooke-Jeff York tA"Sothern II P GOES MAISIE Janet Blair-Alfred Drake, 'Tars And Spars' CftraCeT 871 FOREST, AVONDALE rUBChtfl D. McGulre-E. Barrymore SPIRAL STAIRCASE George Brent HOLLYWOOD fSSS LOVE LETTERS Added: Cartoon Latest News Events IMBEDIAI 282 W. McMlrken Ave. IMrCKIALjoan Bennett-Dan Duryes SCARLET STREET Kdwmrd G. "BeMnsoii :JACKS0H :AL0N G CAME 4(119 EASTER 4VK G. Cooper, Loretta Young JONES MA niCntl MADISONVULE IVIAUIOUII Deanna DurMn-F. Tone Slug'hYon BECAUSE OF HIM Pamela Blake, "Why Girls Leave Home" PARK George Brent 4157 Hamilton Avenue Ethel Barrymore-D. McGutre SPIRAL STAIRCASE Dl hlh Norwood JEfferson 1107 rLULH Robert Donat-Deborah Kerr VACATION FROM MARRIAGE Ray Mllland Barbara Brltton TILL WE MEET AGAIN nw Woodburn at Hewitt ft Gilbert nl I tm Joan Bennett-Dan Duryes Vinson0- SCARLET STREET DflCEl AlAill 7602 Reading Road nUdCLHrfn Dana Andrews A WALK IN THE SUN Vine St. (Downtown Fred Astaire-Lucille Bremer ROYAL YOLANDA AND THE THIEF Plus Sidney Toler. "Shanghai Cobra" Thursday "Confidential Agent" "Beautiful Cheat CIIMCCT Glenwav and Soniet Aves. SUladC I Filmed In Technicolor SETiS? WONDER MAN m t -i -w V I i M w IUK KKO INFOKmHTIOH Phone (H 24801 Lart Timet Toiayt "TANGIER" TONIGHT! HOLLYWOOD PREUIE17 A Hilarious Romantic Comedy! Gat beta before 9:00 P. M. ami Sea BOTH The CURRENT SHOW and The PREVIEW! SUSAN HAYWARD BILL WILLIAMS Paul Lukas In DEADLINE AT DAWN" Bing . Bob CROSBY HOPE and Dorothy LAMOUR in 'ROAD TO UTOPIA' -JJMI.'.IIIHVJ "A GUY COULD CHANGE" Allan Lane 4t Jane Frazee. PIui: "TEXAS PAN-HANDLE" Chas. Starred, Tex Harding TODAY Thru SATURDAY Clark Greer GABLE CARSOX fA3) VENTURE' "TENDER COMRADE," Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan. Plus: "WIN-TRTIME," Sonja Henle, J. Oakle VS- Vilt owl jC ot jj fl Mexican rhythnw'SsAl n II If 1 I '1 i . . . from the great 1 1 I If ' I Colliers thriller i OOAl ftj X with Alan HALE'Ecfgar BUCHANAN-AucTrGyLONG rnnir i.ninnu -j dip nniiTiuriiTii nnniirorni od tUUIL LCDMUn d 11 U Hid bUllllilLlllnL UHUnCJlKA m I 1 n M . I H i li. r I II . m jgm, wwifuj d; kdj wsw ' Baseo ipi us h rag sum d kooot urn mdnd n PHIL I. RYAN atj EDWARD H. GRIFFITH Xfeiwieii Thru mnammir r-'iss f Bob.?? Donat - Deborah Kerr YAUAMUN l-ROM MARRIAGE" -'"SNAFU"-;-- 20TH CENTURY Oakley Square ME 2DSn Box Office Open 6:30. Feature 7:30. t:45 uua Andrews-iucnara tonte-oeo. j.jno ' A WALK IN THE SUN UnIIE 8459 VINE STREET HUuUC AnfHa Lanihury-Ray Bolger SSSSr HARVEY GIRLS MT. LOOKOUTtLrB'arrynfor: r SPIRAL STAIRCASE UJIECT 1111 I C1SM Uueen City Ave. f 3 tml I 9 I kbd Sydney Peter Lorre THREE Green street STRANGERS WESTW00D EBarryLr SSS" SPIRAL STAIRCASE DOROTHY LAMOUR JON HALL "HURRICANE" PIui "Tragedy at Mldnlft" STARTING TODAY! ' Extra Added Fealurette! Ian Savitt and the Delia Rhythm Beys In "Swing High, Sweet" ff SHUBERT ff Stampeding on an II Avalanche of Thrills II Into a Smashing JJ 2NDWEEKU (i IN BREATH-TAKING 1943IECHHIC0L0R! Joel McCREA Brian DONLEVY Sonny TOFTS Barbara Br!HonFay Bainter RKO T 0 zPW Tlckets Now On Sale M li flif a ( ALnEE Box Office For H iyfl PUi KB CI uZm 1 AIL CABToo SHOW I H U LSI Vsat, AprU 27, 9 A. M. 8 STARTING TODAY! EXTRA ADDED! TOM and JERRY Cartoon and GRANTLAND RICE Sporllight ! MONTGOMERY PIKE

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