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The Morning News from Wilmington, Delaware · Page 14

Wilmington, Delaware
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Monday, June 15, 1970
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14 Morning Mews, Wilmington, Lively & Otherwise Radio course beams in on star Those who have (or will have) 6iened up for the course on "The Voices and Sounds of the Golden Age of Radio" are going to experience an unusual mo ment of realism. The "lecture" of June 24 wiH feature a conversation with Mary Jane Higby, one of the big names in daytime radio serials from the 1930s to the 1950s. Miss Higby wiH be "hooked " Into a telephone circuit at her New York home. The other end of the line will be in the Good-stay Center of the University of Delaware, where the six-week course is being held. Not only will Miss Higby be able to deliver a "lecture," but the circuit is so arranged that conversation is possible between the "students" and the "lecturer." Miss Higby was featured in such radio shows as "Our Gal Sunday," "John's Other Wife," and "This is Nora Drake." Her most famous role was in "When a ; Girl - Marries, which she played for 18 years. She also participated in many dramatic shows, including the famous "Suspense" and "Lux Radio Theater." Miss Higby has put her radio- day memories to print and her book, "Tune in Tomorrow," is available in paperback. The course, which is under direction of Prof. Milton Anapol of the department of dramatic ants and speech, is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of radio. Sponsorship is shared by the university and by the Delaware Association of Ra dio Broadcasters. The course will consist of transcriptions of original radio broadcasts going back to the 1930s. Before television, especially during the spare days of depression, radio was the major source of family entertainment. Today, much of radio has been relegated to spewing out rock 'n' roll for the transistor generation. With the exception of a few all-news stations and the handful of remaining FM good music stations, the medium has lost much of its sig- OPPOSITE MERCHANDISE MART 4302 60V. PRINTZ BLVD. WILM. FINAL WEEK! "DAZZLING!" -LA. rMS GREGORY PECK in 'AfUNKOVICH- , fftOMJCTKUl PMM1SIM ' IMMMCMM tfOmCMlPiCtWH ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS SHOWS AT 7:00 & 9:20 P.M. 654-3009 1 VtU,n DUPONT HWY. (RT. 13) SOUTH A OPEN 7 - STARTS DUSK EXCLUSIVE SHOWING ADULTS ONLY HE SPiT PASSED FOR on WHITE! ...AND 1HIY TOUR lOVfD m CHRISTIAN WWOWIW-AWONIUA UMIDI Paul Qufft'JtM Sol'Pftll Pt pmtm k, MM tM wmooa .W Mil st OHIO MM Ntt frrr-iniiceeiv iu,i.jinu.i)i) FOUR aOSOOCAPfXANI PHONE (302) 762-SSSS I i Del. Monday, Jom 15, 1970 nificance, although it retains a large audience. Strange as it might seem to the world in which television plays such a vital part, radio once featured the same type of story material, everything from soap opera to high-quality theatrical programs. Situation comedies, Broadway plays, mysteries they were all part of daily radio fare. Of course there was no pic ture. But this could be consi dered an advantage. The listen er had a chance to stimulate his imagination. He was not bound to the set, but could perform his daily chores while listening and letting the visual images of the story play in his mind. The housewife could continue her chores while tuned in to the radio.Thus, the kids were still fed a hot breakfast and daddy didn't have to come home to a TV dinner. Because radio worked on the imagination, no story was too fantastic to be presented. Things which no finite stage can hold, were let loose in the mind's eye. The mysterious ways of "The Shadow" and "The Green Hornet" could be translated into imaginative reality, along with the drama of "Grand Central Station" and "Mr. District Attorney." These radio serials, along with many others will be presented during the university course. There will also be a sampling of radio commercials since 1920. Imagine buying a brand new Dodge for $600! Jacob Haber, who Is coordina- It happened last night 6tf on . i NEW YORK - Sometimes it takes an out-of-towner to give you proper appreciation of New York. George Russell Weaver, 66, of St. Petersburg, Fla., now visiting our town, finds it a bit changed. When he was here 25 years ago, in his 40s, he was usually in a hurry, and would leave the subway by vaulting (jumping) over the subway turnstiles from a squat position. He believes Douglas Fairbanks might have used that type exit when he was a Wall St. employe in his early days. "It's danger ous," he says. "You may hit your knee painfully on the turn stile." It's all changed now, of course. They don't vault over the turnstiles leaving the subway but entering it. THE B.W. and I showed our way into Barbra Streisand's $420,000 4-story t o w n h o u s e where she gave a $25-a-head political party for would-be Congressman Bella Abzug and were impressed at Barb's hospitality. "I'm auctioning off my furniture for the cause," Barb said, laughingly; she hasn't a stick in the place. When she and THEATRE ROUTE 40 ELKTON, M0. TIL. 398-3525 MM ENDS TUESDAY COMPLETE SHOW HT 8:58 P.M. BARBRA STREISAND "FUNNY GIRL" COLOR-(G) PLUS "RUN WILD, RUN FREE" COLOR AIR COND. ADULTS ONLY! RIALTO ART DOORS OPEN AT 1:00 FIRST RUN WILM. In Color "THE KILL" - ALSO - "FREE LOVE CONFIDENTIAL" "Epic battle of the sexes." N.Y. TIium Richard Burton Genevieve Bujold HalWallTs PRODUCTION Mm IMVKWr SHOW Mary Jane Higby tor for the non-credit course, reports there are still openings for enrollment at a fee of $15. Give him a ring at 738-2744. The first lecture starts on June 17. In European theaters and concert halls, the printed program is not ' included in the price of admission, but is sold by the ushers for a small sum. They expect a gratuity in addition to the stated price. On the recent Philadelphia Or Harry Belafonte began selling autographs for $25 for the campaign fund, there was a rush of customers. I bought 8 on my credit card and left. The B.W. was real cute about it. "You know," she chided me, "you don't have any credit card." LOVELY Brenda V a c c a r o says she and Michael Douglas (Kirk's son) are madly in love, and will be seeing Europe together. "When you're so much in love, you don't think of marriage," she adds . . . Leslie Uggams' husband Graham Pratt made his acting debut when she opened a 9-week tour in "Cabaret," at Valley Forge, Pa. He has a featured non-singing role and was excellent, our spies told us . . . Financier Bernie Cornfeld took 3 girls to the Colony Record shop, bought $840 worth, asked for a discount and got it because he paid in cash $100 bills . . . Michael Italy relaxing restrictions ROME (AP)-The avant-garde is going way out in Italy this year, but .it is doing so oa the stages of leading legitimate theaters. For some of Italy's new breed of actors and directors, it means occasionally carting an elastic toilet onto the stage, casting all women in their productions, rev- eving Hamlet or Orpheus a-la- hippie, or strangling chickens in honor of Hitler. Occasionally, police have in- t e r r u p t e d proceedings and banned some of the shows. But a new laissez-faire attitude by authorities has allowed nudity and boldness to the point that several producers consider it a safe risk to be preparing an Italian p r e m i e r e for the musical "Hair" next September. The new freedom has affected both dramatic theater and musicals. In Rome, the 23-year-old beat NOW SHOWING AT THESE THEATRES OPEN 7 P.M. STARTS DUSK Elizabeth Taylor ind Wirren Beatty ia "THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN" MATS. WED. an SAT. 1:30 EVES, M0N.-THURS. 7:11 Hi 1:11 EVES. FBI. ni SAT. I-1 -11 . SUN0yj-4-l-l-1l EABIY BIRD M0N. TO FBI. UNTIL 7 P.M.-$1.2 Sm 1 I CONTINUOUS FROM NOON vlX 33TI? D I :) : X- -1 I ml l vis 2SV '. chestra tour, the program price ranged from about 10 to 25 cents. Since most European theaters, such as those in Vien- na are state owned, the public sometimes has influence on the nature and content of programs. . The program policy of the federal theaters of Vienna has come under public censure in recent years. The cost of 12 cents is considered excessive, especially since programs are iwmvnpvmrsviy,jvr if so ii McAloney, co-producer of "Borstal Boy," is around with Eurasian model Margery Tsen, who used to check his coat at the Blue Whale. TODAY'S BEST LAUGH (from yesteryear): A pitcher accidentally threw a tomato at Joe DiMaggio and for 3 days it rained catsup" (Phil Baker). WISH I'D SAID THAT: Dick Cavett described a second-rate restaurant: "The wine was fresh, the eggs were vintage." REMEMBERED QUOTE: "An expert is a man who is seldom in doubt but often in error." (Gen. George Patton). EARL'S PEARLS: A New Yorker cartoon suggests there may be signs: "Help the Unemployed. Buy an apple. $1." nik son of an Italian tenor, Tito Schipa Jr., packed young audiences into the sedate Sistina theater for his version of the myth of Orpheus, entitled "Or-feo 9" because it was the ninth musical rendition of the story, At Rome's other "bourgeois" theater, the Eliseo, one of Italy's most controversial young directors, Luca Ronconi, has cast 26 actresses for all the parts in Cyril Tourneur's "The Revenger's Tragedy." Ronconi makes no attempt to set the play in its original 17th century mold, but dresses the actresses in 19th century operetta attire. The ladies who play men 12 out of the 15 main parts Miave neither low voices nor fake beards. Instead, they pull pistols from their purses, drink champagne from slippers, change . costumes continually and carry on quite daintily ex cept for a few killings. . 'ft tit mn&ssm criticised as being Inadequate, uninformative, and 1 just plain ugly. A large share of the public is boycotting the programs and sales have gone down greatly. Dr. Peter Warta of Vienna decided recently to do something drastic about the situation since the state theatrical bureaucracy has not been moved by either public protest or boycott. He obtained official permissiona requirement in a highly bureaucratic country like Austriato print theatrical programs and sell them. He posted three sales people at the theater entrance. Although these unofficial programs were relatively limited in scope, they sold for about o n e -t h i r d the official price. The public appreciated a good thing and sales were immediately booming. Unfortunatelyf for Dr. Warta and the Viennese public, the happy situation lasted only 10 minutes. Seeing the land-office sales, the theater management called the police and had the Warta sales force chased away. End of noble ex periment. There was, however, sufficient public outcry against this cavalier act that the theater manager disclaimed personal responsibility for calling the cops. It also is rumored in Vienna that improvements are being considered in the official programs. N. Y. mayor's credit restored NEW YORK (UPI) - New York City Mayor John V. I -ind say was almost canceled out of a flight to Denver for a coherence of U.S. mayors Friday because his office owed American Airlines $1,571. The money was part of plmost $30,000 owed American by 15 municipal agencies and the a!i-line says "no real effort" had been made to pay. However, the mayor's office told American that a check was in the mail and Lindsay Wt. A mayoral spokesman said that the check had been receive', by American Airlines and "our credit is now A-l with them." Two other city agencies being dunned are offices of th" Man hattan and Queens district attor-nies. City Controller Abraham U Beame, the man who pays the bills, said that his office cannot pay until the city department notifies him of the legitimacy of the bill. Tibet Reds work to stem uprisings TAIPEI, Formosa MV-The Communist Chinese government of Tibet has established an "anti-riot command" to stem antigovernment uprisings in Ti betan cities, the official Central News Agency reported yester day. CNA quoted an unidentified informed source as saying raids have been staged on Communist trading companies in all of Tibet's major cities since last November, The government has begun staging mass arrests in Tibet, CNA said, to put a stop to the raids. i ir PINAL 2 NITESI GREGORY PECK "MAROONED" Raquel Welch "FLAREUP" TntfmiTffiBiiLTi 3RD WEEK! MT-,!i,vipM ......v it t.4:M-7-lM,rM' -JACXO'BRIAN, Syndicated Columnist O 0 Mart Crowley's TiHlEBy iNiriHEIEND snotamubiLdi. FINAL 2 NITES! SHOW STARTS DUSK CHILDREN UN0ER 11 FREE! Sen. Gaylord Nelson Sen. Nelson to address Democrats The man who started "Earth Day," Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., will be the featured speaker at a $l5-a-plate Wilmington Democratic dinner June 24. Nelson, a former governor of Wisconsin, has been a U.S. Senator since 1963. He is chairman of the Senate monopoly subcommittee and a member of the Senate Interior Committee, the Labor and Public Welfare Committee, and the Senate Select Committee on Small Business. He is widely known as a conservationist and for his legislation in the field of automobile and tire safety. Nelson's other legislative accomplishments include the National Teacher Corps, the Nelson amendment to the Anti-Poverty Program which puts the unemployed and elderly to work on conservation projects, and the creation and development of the "Earth Day" program. Wilmington City Councilman Thomas C. Maloney, chairman of the Democratic Victory in 70 dinner, who invited Nelson, said yesterday that tickets for the 6 p.m. affair in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel du Pont, can be obtained from any member of the city committee. The price of the tickets are $15. Riches are lost, saved by cabbie VIENNA (UPI) An American woman tourist lost $72,000 and a gold bracelet in a Viennese cab and got it back three long hours later. Richard Link, the-cab driver, said he found the money and bracelet in the rear of his taxi after he drove the woman to a winehouse on the outskirts of the city. "I did not know her name so I went back to the coffeehouse where she picked me up and waited for her possible return," the driver said. "She came back three hours later, completely exhausted, and sure was glad to see me with the money." Link said the woman gave him a "generous gift of money." TUES. LAST DAYI . . TICK "TICK TICK . ii TUES. LAST DAYI "THE DUNWICH HORROR" ALSO "A MAN CALLED DAGGER" No Matinti Mm. thru Frl. OPEN 7 PM BUDCOQIMI.ITV THEATRE V SHOW STARTS W. . 1 , 99! l COLOR V Winner of II Academy Awards' WILLIAM WYI,ERS . MF.TXO GWIiMN MAYSK Timing was off Gloria Grahame in movies again By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-Gloria Grahame left motion pictures 15 years ago to have a baby she hasn't been back since. "After the baby was born thought my responsibility as a mother was more important than my career," Gloria said the other day. "I planned to go back to work after my baby was old enough to go to school." GLORA, who won the best supporting actress Academy Award for "The Bad and the Beautiful" in 1952, miscalculat ed somewhat on her timing. Instead , of returning to films she had two more babies. "I kept putting off my acting until each of the youngsters was old enough to attend school. Now all of them are busy during the day attending school, and I'm back at work." GLORIA co-stars in "What Are We Going to Do About Skipper," a drama in which she plays the mother of a vicious young killer. It is- her first picture since "The Good Die Young." Gloria looks very much as she did before her hiatus from the screen. Movie-making, however, isn't what it once was. "I was surprised to see how much Hollywood has changed," she said. "The big studios are no longer the ruling force. And budgets for pictures aren't what they used to be. "NATURALLY I've kept up; with movies. I enjoy seeing; them. But story content is dras-i tically new. ' "Things are said and donei now that we never dreampt of when I was working steadily. They've really gone overboard i on this sex thing. It amuses me to read about shocked actresses : who say they won't work in the! nude unless it's absolutely nec-' essary as a story point. f "Evidently almost every mov-! ie has a tremendously important! story point that includes ai nude." I i i GLORIA, who makes no claims to Victorianism, was asked if in view of the striptease I syndrome rampant among ac tresses today, she would disrobe ; for a motion picture role. I If it was an important story point m a picture," she replied with a straight face. ' 994-8336 CENTERVIUE RD. OPEN 7 P.M. SHOWS START DUSKI FINAL 2 DAYS! FIRST RUN! -THE TR0PI.. .HUMAN?. A PLUS! Drivi-m 0NLYI ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S "TOPAZ" FINAL RT.13ClAYMONT.79H 270O Nllto! aulnw.c1H0CK?I IrBEASF OF FV?VPV w. mm ItWWv FIEND; What, pray, would constitute such a story point? "If it was a nudist picture," Gloria said. "There isn't any other reason for an actress to take off her clothes." GLORIA, who looks fine fully clothed, refused to speculate about the future prospects of dishabille in her acting career. She did, however, regret the tendency toward exhibitionism among actresses. It is one thing to see Elizabeth Taylor or Raquel Welch au natu- rel. It is quite another to see Mia Farrow in the same state. - Gloria will wait to see what future scripts hold but doubts she will accept a nudist role. BIT PARTS: Dorothy Lamour will hit the road with Bob Hope for a personal appearance June 27 in Abilene, Tex. . . . Bobby Darin postponed his two-week concert tour of England because of a conflict with the British musician's union . . . Leslie Nielsen will star in "Winterset" for a week in a suburb of San Francisco. Traffic stalled FUKUOKA, Japan (UPI) -Air and land traffic in Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island, was disrupted yesterday by. continuing heavy rains, police said. Police said the downpours have triggered landslides and caused considerable damage and injuries. FINAL 2 NIOHTI- . NEWARK, DEL Til- 737-3M IfluTXC ACIIi OF Fill MUCINS TONIGHT and TUES. at 7 and 9 P.M. "THE YEAR'S BEST Carol . iruMr Mvitw y Alice ruANKOVICM PRODUCTION FOftCOkUWIlA IS Natal! 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