The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7, 1956 · 118
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · 118

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Sunday, October 7, 1956
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E. B. RarJcliffe's :: What's For Children? - "IS THAT MOVIE suitable for my child to see?" There's the question asked most frequently of a newspaper's movie department. Alter more than a few years of giving answers about specific movies it is my pleasure to find a formula to pass on so Individuals may use it to answer the child-movie question on their own. The formula a six-question check includes points applied here (or years in .passing judgment on movies, although tune has never, been taken to set up a system for other to use. Here are the questions to ask yourself In appraising a movie suitable for children: 1. Will my child understand thlx movie? 2. Will he learn something worthwhile from II ? 3. Is it free of situations that might frighten him? 4. It It free of brutality? 5. Does It deal intelligently with crime? 6. Is It morally objectionable? This six-question formula has been developed by editors of The Catholic Preview of Entertainment. It made its first appear- v. I . UyA S r Dons Day Due Tonight For Premiere 1 i ' 4s 1 r -w THOR JOHNSON returns Friday to open the 62nd season of the Cincinnati Symphony Or-hestra. Music is by Berlioz, Griffes, Dello Joio and Beethoven. Doubles As Star And Producer Of "Julie" AS A CLIMAX to several weeks of extensive preparation, Cincinnati looks forward to the arrival tonight of recording and film star Doris Day, and her producer-publisher husband Martin Melcher, who will be here for the World Premiere of their first independent effort, "Julie," opening Wednesday at the RKO Alhee Theater. The city has set a rousing Welcome Home Doris Day Celebration for the native-bom singer and actress, and recognition for her well-known mate. It starts with their arrival at Cincinnati's Union Terminal tonight at 10:55, and continues during th' stay ending with gala premiere activities at the Albee Theater. MANY EVENTS have been arranged, including various civic functions, a visit to Children's Convalescent Home, press receptions for local and out-of-city press, radio and television activities. ance last week (size about that of Headers' -Digest). It will be published monthly (Main Street, Carmel, N. Y.). ($ The Preview says that the Legion of . , Lccency ratings will provide the answer to question six for Roman Catholic readers.. Personally, I'd say all but one question should be answered in the affirmative. I have seen good entertaining pictures that didn't oifer much by way of, answer to ' question two: "Will he learn something . worthwhile from it?" I'd say no harm would be done a child if question two were ' given broad Interpretation, although the ideal of having movie makers put out some-, thing that teaches children (or adults, for goshsakes) anything worthwhile is cer- tainly much to be sought after. THE AGE when children should fast see movies is a question asked almn.-d as frequently as one about the kind of picture they should see. The rule of thumb in my own family (set by the head of the house) has been that a child should be at least seven years old. I've passed the good woman's standard practice rule along whenever I've been asked about age for seeing ' the first movie. The Preview indicates that the lady of our house and I have been conservative. "Six" is O.K., says Preview quoting Encyclopedia of Child Care and Guidance. The Motion Picture Association (surprise) says fight. . . At minimum ages all authorities are agreed the child should be accompanied by an adult preferably the parent (or parents). "The impact of the first movie experience in a darkened theater can frighten child unless he has the security of soine-nne beloved and known beside him," says Preview. QUOTING "experts" about juvenile delinquency and movies, Preview says that movies do not cause delinquency in the opinion of most experts, "Delinquency is due to deep-seated conflicts, the mag-zlne quotes Parents Magazine as saying. The new publication does make the good point that parents should understand each of their children and determine how much excitement he can take and his sensitivity , to impression of all kinds. (And doesn't the home provide a wonderful place to work on that thought when children are expoKed to TV net action long hefore they reach the age when reliable authorities ngree they may attend movie?) No Deficiency Exists In Our Soloists; Richard Tucker Will Begin Parade l!y Arth ur Darack Enquirer Music Critic WHATP;VER ELSE might be said about m usic in Cincinnati, it cannot be maintained that we are deficient in the quantity and diversity of solo artists. The yearly parade of famous musicians is a long and illustrious one and few seasons show more promise than the one we are facing. We begin Friday afternoon when the Cinci nnati Symphony Orchestra commences its 63d season with a concert at Music ... . ' j Hall. Following tradition, there w ill he no soloist. Hut the second concert will present Richard Tucker. Tucker, who once was a cantor, has been compared to Caruso, as is inevitable whenever a superlative tenor comes along with unusual vocal quality. Ju fact, Tucker is not alone today if comparisons with Caruso are in order. But the company that he might keep is limited to one or two others and that is distinction enough in an age when everyone sings or thinks he can. miUementd SI NIHY, OCTOBER 7. 19.'6 SECTION 3 PAGE 4 THE HIGHLIGHT of the festivities will occur at the RKO Albee Theater on premiere night at approximately 8 o'clock when Mayor Charles P. Taf t presents Doris Day and her husband with the key to the city, and United States Representatives Gordon Scherer end William Hess will be introduced by Paul Dixon master of ceremonies. Additional personages invited include Ruth Lyons of radio and television, Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer executives, headed by Emery Austin. Enlivening the above ceremonies in iront of the theater will be the effects of a special i drum corps, and orchestra, at- Hn r A tractive decorations, and kleig 3 S D e e PI t fl Q 3 Q e Q lighting. Doris and her husband, villl LUC 1C31 Ut UIC (1UUI Wilt then make an appearance on the theater stage. Tenor HOWEVER a reader may agree or disagree with the opinions Preview editors nave about movies, there is one thing to be said about the method they employ in reporting on them. It is most sensible, practical, and comprehensive. They tell what they like and dislike and give reasons (based on facts rather than personalities or prejudices) for their opinions. . I'LL STICK to the children's movies. ' The magazine liked "Goodbye My Lady," "The Great Locomotive Chase,'' "Glory," "The Toy Tiger." and "Pardners." Of the last it is said: "Good because it is a Western-style film emphasizing harmless slapstick comedy, elements highly enjoyed by children" (Martin and Lewis starred i. 'Creature Walks Among Us," "The Black Sheep," "Man In The Gray Flannel Suit" were among movies deemed not for children. The last "Because although it is excellent for adults, it has a theme which is too complicated for a child's man to be interested in or tot understand." I y if 1 i j-.1-' ; -r-. ,v . VSTx I .; v il i ) . I', I I: t I i FAMOIS SOLOISTS rome to the concerts of the Symphony. Artist Series and Matinee Musicalo. They come from all over the world and recently they originate even from Cincinnati. This season we will bear a soloist whose principal training was in Cincinnati and who may be called a Cmcinnntian. I refer to William Doppman. Doppman will be the first Cincinmituin ever to be soloist in a piano concerto at a regular subscription concert. Many other pianists In residence here, in connection with the College or Conservatory, have been soloists at regular CSO concerts. Doppman, however, is the first native to be so honored. THE ARTIST Series also is faking note of local talent. John Alexander, trained at the Conservatory, may be expected to appear in the Series. This season a chorus from the College-Conservatory will sing at one of the concerts. Tho Matinee Musicale cannot, by the nature of its organization, present local professionals. This group exists for the pur-nse of introducing soloists to the local audience for the first time or returning established favorites. I ( OIT.I) uish that the Cincinnati ( lumber Music Society, which sponsors three concerts a year, would take note of the presence of as fine a chamber music organization as there is the La Salle Quartet. But the rule is "no local talent" and even if the "local" talent is known everywhere in the world, the rule still applies. THE SYMPHONY each year introduces one or more Euro-I'an musicians to their first American audience. We were thus the instrument for presenting I mi card Seefried and Paul Hadura-Skoda in American debuts. Seelried is now everywhere acknowledged as one "of the hall'-iloen or so great sopranos. B.ulura-Skoda, who will open the Matinee Musicale season, is the world's foremost Mozart interpreter, in my opinion. V Ju t yti f t . As Substitute For Tenor I fH ' " J -Mf'! ... m r r ff " J r If t w 'k W HfflsflS A v . .-ty " -IZL -1 mma"K,, -r I .-....w .j......... r .... ,.rtrr fSninKmimjanMiiUKf8 LEOPOLD SIMONEAU, tenor, will replace the originally scheduled James Johnston in the Matinee Musicale series. Series opens with piano recital by Paul Badura-Skoda October 18. lowed the policy of presenting foreign artists to America for the first time. Now, with William Doppman, further credit may be bestowed for the proper recognition of first-class local talent. The Symphony may be advised that Doppman does not exhaust the supply. There is among others, Jean Rosenblum. I GIVE credit to the Symphony for a successful policy in the engagement of solo artists. The Artist Series has not been lax in this respect. With the Vienna Philharmonic and the NBC Opera performance of "Marriage Of Figaro" the Artist Series can expect two of the season's principal successes. A brand, spanking new opera company, based on the spick and span traditions of the NBC-TV Opera, in the greatest of all comic operas, Mozart's "Figaro," (in English), ought to hang them from the rafters of Music Hall. So too should the Vienna Philharmonic, making its first tour of America. It Is the May Festival, supposedly the most conservative of all, that has taken the lead in the presentation of the unusual, both in soloists and in repertory. But that is another day and (mother story . MOVIE GUIDE THE MATINEE Musicale Club has engaged the young , Canadian lyric tenor, Leopold Simoneau, as v the replacement for James Johnston, Irish tenor, who was previbusly announce! for the club's coming series of five artists' concerts. Simoneau will make his first Cincinnati appearance at the club's third concert of its 1956-57 season. Both at home and abroad, this young vocalist has been received with acclaim. His appearances at the Edinburgh and Glyndebourne Festivals, the Paris Opera, the Opera Comique and at La Scala Opera have brought him wide recognition abroad. Simoneau has continued his American career even while engaged abroad. His annual tours since his debut in Montreal in Ofl'enbach's "La Chanson de Fortunio," at the age of 17. have included appearances with many of the leading symphony orchestras, with the New Orleans Opera and in many recital engagements throughout the United States. His appearance here will be the first opportunity Cincinnatians will have to hear one of the most challenging young artists of the day. THE MATINEE Musicale opens its season with the presentation of the Viennese pianist, Paul Badura - Skoda, on Thursday morning, October 18, in the Hall of Mirrors, where all the club's concerts will be given. Badura-Skoda will be followed by the first Cincinnati appearance of the young Spanish soprano, Pilar Lorengar, on Sunday afternoon, November 11, at 3:00 p. m. Simoneau will be heard as the third of the Matinee Musicale artists on Monday, December 10, at "11 a. m. Nathan Milstein, violinist, will play for the club on Thursday morning, February 28. The final artist of the season will be Maria Tipo, young Italian pianist, who made an outstanding hit when she appeared last season before the club. She will be brought back for a second recital on Thursday morning. March 21. SEASON TICKETS to the club's series will remain on sale Until the opening concert on October 18 and may be ordered from Mrs. Arthur W. Broomell. THAT EVENING, the visiting party will depart for other cities in the state-wide celebration, designated by Governor Frr.nk J. Lausche as Doris Day Week, October 8-14, in a proclamation issued by the executive. Centers in which the pair will appear will be Columbus, October 11, and Cleveland October 12. i DORIS DAY rdeturns home to preside at the world premiere of her movie, "Julie," at the Albee Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. The movie is a psychological thriller. Louis Jour-dan, lad with the pistol and the fellow about to wreck Miss Day's car (above), is trying to discombobulate our Doris. Bottom photo showg Miss Day triumphant. "Loud Red Patrick" On And Actors Go To Town , By Brooks Atkinson The New York Times News Service NEW YORK, Oct. 4 Let's begin a new Broadway season by praising the actors. All the actors, in fact. For in the case of "The Loud Red Patrick," which reopened the Ambassador last evening, that's about all there is to praise. Arthur Kennedy plays hot-tempered Irish-American of 1912, and David Wayne plays an performance as the next sister. James Congdon is bumptiously amusing as the nervous suitor, and Mary Farrell performs the ancient rites of the comic servant with agreeable good humor. As the littlest daughters, Rcnne-Jarrett and Kimetha Laurie skim through their parts en-chantingly. unctions Irish-American of the same vintage year. That's an attractive combination Mr. Kennedj roaring and flexing his muscles; Mr. Wayne playing a seedy scrounger with the droop and wistfulness of a pensive pelican. "THE LOUD Red Patrick" is a popular comedy that Joh Bo-ruff has put together out of a book by Ruth McKenney. It is the harum-scarum story of an overbearing father of four daughters who is trying to prevent the oldest from marrying a young man he does not like. That is why Mr. Kennedy bellows and rages behind a set of craggly whiskers. Mr. Wayne is a ne'er-do-well friend who acts as a comic chorus. Since the comedy is set in 1912, it may be logical for Mr. Boruff to write in the style of 1912 and for Robert Douglas to direct the performance as though he were living in the Booth Tarkington era. . ' IF MR. KENNEDY and Mr. Wayne are participating in this flight into the past because they think their parts are actable, they are well within their rights. f 74 -'hi ' n ... Johnson Will Open Season In 10th Year As Maestro ON FRIDAY afternoon and Saturday evening Music Hall will again be enlivened with familiar sounds. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be back home for the opening concerts of its 1956-57 season. Numerous brilliant "opening" concerts are now recorded as history of Cincinnati's Symphony and it has achieved rank as a major orchestra in this country. EVERYBODY IN' the cast is chaiTning. As the oldest daughter, Peggy Maurer plays with spontaneity and bloom: and Nancy Devlin gives a winning When the lights are turned up and Thor Johnson steps to the podium, the confines of Music Hall will resound to the same anticipation of an "opening concert" as on the evening of January 17, 1895, in Pike's Extra Cinerama AN' EXTRA matinee performance of Cinerama' "Seven' Wonders Of The World" has been scheduled for 2 p. m. Friday, October 12, at the Capitol Theater. This special Columbus Day holiday showing is In addition to the regular evening performance at :30 p. nu Seven Wonders Reserved seats. THIS YEAR two European artists will make debuts. The Dutch pianist Cor De Groot, whose Kpic records precede him, will be presented in Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto." Th"1 ltalia-i pianist Perticaroli, who is not known to me from records or publicity, will perform the Khatchaturian Concerto. It is a great credit to the Symphony that they have fol- tt. HOLLIDAY and Pal at Keith's Thursday Gold Cadillac," the Broadway Jy now on film. JUDY appear Douglas n "Solid hit com- RADCLIFFE'S tilUON MOVIES Title Theater li t g "7 Wonder" .... .Capitol A "W ar A IVnce". .. .Palace A "frond A e .utiful" Enquire A -Vagalmnd King" ... .Guild B "" Little Sin"f Hyde Park B "Best Thills" Keith's B "Power A Prize'' Mbee B "Satellite"; Grand C lil'.f Hf J MMl. T.dult. jIl.MiMe bill. CAPITOL: Recommended PALACE: "War and Peace." Fonda, Hepburn, and topflight east. Tolstoy on film that's good film, albeit Schmaltztoy in spots. Adults. Recommended. ESiJl IKE: "Proud and Beautiful". Michcle Morgan and Gerard Philip in Mexican village adventures concerning existentialism (and cickroaches). Second week. Recommended. HYDE PARK: "Seven Little Sins." Chevalier and Les Girls. Seven (7) of 'em. Count 'em. Frothy fun. Recommended. (.111.1): "Vagabond King". Orerte is the poet In loove with Kathryn Grayson In the final operetta. Second week. KEITH'S: "Best Things in Life". Second week. Song and dance musical about the 20's. Borginne, Dailey, McRae, Sheree North. ALBEE: "The Power and the Prize". Integrity ride again In a Cm! iliac as Honest Bob Taylor dethrones Ruthless Burl Ives, the Mr. Big of Big Buinesa. Dune with mirrors and a pretty girl named Elizabeth Mueller. GRAND: "Satellite in tha Sky", Double bill. Routine. t r " .n I for Vf;A '. 1 ! V 1- v W play, "Janus," coming to the Shubert 3 JOAN BENNETT and Donald Cook are stars of the October 29. Opera House when Frank Van Der Stuck-en raised his baton on the concert which marked the beginning of the orchestra. From the 48 men, largely recruited from Michael Brand's Cincinnati Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra has grown both in prestige and in the number which constitute its personnel. A full orchestral assemblage now finds 87 virtuoso players devoting their talents to the continuation of the Queen City's r""sical heritage. THE TWIN CONCERTS will also mark Dr. .Johnson's 10th anniversary as music director. His methods have established his tenure as a decade of achievement. In the interim of that time has added impact to the cultural life of the citv. His influence has perhaps had most cflect upon the younger generation through the careful planning and detailed presentation of his Young People's Concerts (also Junior Highl. AS AN interpreter of music, he is a lover of the glories of the past, using wisdom in coupling the present with what is best in the past. As one of the leading young American conductors, he wields his . baton with the fervor of a man with a mission to perform. In fact, he has voiced that purpose. "We musicians of America must make good over opportunity, or the cause of American muic may he set back for years." BERL SENOKSKY, young American violinist who is scheduled to perform with the orchestra January 25-26, will start his debut American concert tour with the Chicago Symphony October 18 and 19 under the direction of Fritz Reiner, and has also been engaged to appear with 11 leading orchestras this season, including those of San Francisco. Cincinnati, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Seattle and Dallas. In addition, he will give recitals in major cities throughout the L'Dited States and Canada. Mr. Senofsky, the only American violinist ever to receive the coveted Queea Elizabeth of Belgium Award, just returned to the United States after completing a two-month tour of South America. Prior to this he had concretized w idelv in Europe. SEASON TICKETS, includina-this con- cert and those of other o'ltstandin" artists, are still available at th" Symphor Off e, 111 East Fourth S Inquiries niav he directed to Cherry 1-6146.

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