SHOW SCHEDULE fTIMM FUltNICHfO Â»V THIATIM) DEAN JONES Taste has changed Bombed Out, Bouncing Back HOLLYWOOD - UH -- What happens to a movie actor after he bombs out in a disastrous Broadway flop? He comes back to movietown and tries to forget about it Such is the case with Dean Jones, a handsome young guy who had a co-starring role in "There Was A Little" Girl," which lasted* exactly 1Â« performances before folding like an umbrella in a hurricane. "When we opened in New York there, were seven" bad reviews in the papers, and that's Â«s many as you can get," Dean explained. "The play would have been a big.hit three years ago. But now even sophisticated New Yorkers are tired of being psychoanalyzed. They've had enough-downbeat drama about rape, incest, cannibalism and homosexuality. "And, frankly, so have "I." According to Dean, the, play " bad everything' g o i n g f o r -- ' Â· except people who wanted to see an entertaining play. "We had a great new star in Jane Fonda. She had a lot of publicity. Josh Logan did the directing, and he is highly respected. The script was written by Dan Taradash, another winner. "The main thing wrong was *e plot of the story," Jones continued. "Criminal assault wÂ»s the basis of the play. It had some good tilings to say, but it went to unfortunate extremes to soy them. "I think the theater should Have something to say--to be more than just entertainment ft should raise the level of thinking instead of lowering the intellectual range of the audience. 'Taste has changed. People have had enough of back-alley intellectualism." Jones pointed to television us an example. He "said the low- key, little stories about distorted people were the rage of "live" TV five or six years ago. They finally disappeared altogether." "Personally, I'm not embittered the slightest about the play's failure. Reviews of my own performance were good. "I'd go back to Broadway for another play tomorrow. But this time I'd take a better look at the subject matter of -the play." " Jones, who was under contract-to MGM for" three years . and appeared in a half-dozen pictures, originally was a singer. But he has yet to exercise his pipe* on me screen. "I have to work on television if I want to ..sing,? he grinned. "But maybe, if I'm lucky, a. Broadway musical or possibly a musical film will come.my way." "I can be fairly cerfenV that a musical wouldn't be down- fceat. At teast 1 haven't seen one yet" SATURDAY Â·APACJtX: Ute BtÂ«ip* M H-Â»tH: Have Kockct, Will ^Travel-- Â»;M; The UiMui~ll:lS: Gtent Bclwmoth-- nULTMORX: Once More With rÂ»etlnÂ«-- :07. 11:3*: Tinnier-- Â»:Â«Â«, Â·CACTUS: CSreuc oc H o r r o rÂ»-- T.V1. 12:06: Mw and rill at Lewi Diamond --10:13. CAT A UN A: Pillow Talk-- 11:Â«. Â»rÂ»Â», B:10, 7:Â». Â»;3V. Â·FIESTA: Gidjrct-- 7:M; La,t Train Jrora Gun Hill-- Â».M; at*ne-- ll:Â»; Usat- SUNDAY Â·APACHK: Ufc B.Â«tn. M HavÂ» Rochet. Will rivcl-- *:M: Th* FOX-TUCSON: Fuaitivt Kind-U;S3, *:06. 7:SS, )1:M; Th* LYRIC: Bramble Bush-- 12:37. 4:Â» t;Jl: Suddenly ljua. Summer-- I:Â»s. Â«:17. 10:00. Â·MIDWAY: TÂ»U Stoo'-- Â»:14. 11:3Â»: rour Fut Gunn-- 10:M. PARAMOUNT: AÂ» Vonf AÂ» You^e Near Â»fe-- 1:14, 4:80. Â«:as; Klll*Â«. of Kilimanjaro-- 3:M, t:3t, 1Â«:1I. PARK: The Invent-- 1 :Â·Â». 2:JÂ» Â«:Â«rf. f:39. i:Â». 1Â«;JS. Â· ' . Â·PRINCE: PreÂ«y Boy noyd-- 7:*Â». 11:38: Noott for a Cunnwiv-- f.SS. Â·Mnd STFUBET:, Vliit lo a Small Plunet -- 7SO, 11:3S; The - Bit! Country-- , G i a n t BÂ»honoth-- Â·B1LTMORI: Orvw Mon with rÂ«*llna Â«,7iJS7*, u iS : ""Â« TlnÂ«l*r-- 18:Â«Â». Â·CACTUS: Circuit o/ H o r r o r a-- 7:Â»T. l*jM: Rlae and Tall of tiiqi DUmond CATA1JNA-. Pillow T.11L-- JÂ»:W. V,lÂ», S:io. 7:Â». Â»:35. Â·F1ISTA: Clrmon do una Mulcr-- 1:5S. 11:31: La Vuelta *r Martin Corona-9:44. FOX-TUCSON: rueltlvc KlivJ-- Â«:Â». 4:Â«e. 7:35. it:Â«; The Punhirr-- T.tt, Â«:K. Â»:Â«! LYRIC: Atuck-- 1:13, 4:51. 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Read it regularly. 3DDE DC DRIVE IN THEATRE TONY PERKINS JANE FONDA Plw* "FOUR FAST GUNS' YUL BRYNNER Â· KAY KENDALL Kay .has landed- and thÂ« LAUGH SITUATION IS OUT OF HAND! with Fee ling! w ^" Â· TmriUmr-m m with 6RE6ORY RATOFF Â· MAXWELL SHAW THE Wb V I N C E M T P R I C E B I L T M O R E M VuÂ° R I _ . . . . . _ Roscoe Drmnrnond makes complicated current problems clear. His column appears regularly on the Citizen's editorial page. SATURDAY, JUNE 4,-I960 U-'-. '. . ,-. Jl 'Â«.- _ , ! / Â· Â» , Â· * Â« . / . TUCSON .DAILY .CITIZENf : PAGE 31.
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