Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 84
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W-8-INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM IOMO 1»CH 1J, CAllf., SUWAY, ItH. 4, 1»S» Museum Plans Contemporary Design Films A group of four contemporary design films will be shown Friday at 7:40 and 9 p.m. at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E Ocean Blvd. Included on the hour long program will be: "D for Design," a film of Danish home furnishings presented in their native setting: "The House," a Jyrical interpretation of the home of the artist-designer, Charles Eames "Design for Living," outstanding film on good design in contemporary living, and "Shaped by Danish Hands," the work and craftsmanship of Danish artists. The presentation is the sixth in the regular Friday Evening Series, offered free of charge at the Museum. Although there is no charge for admission, tickets for seat servation may be obtained in advance at the Museum. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 30 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Opera 'Norma 1 to Be Reviewed Vincenzo Bellini's operatic masterpiece, "Norma," will be presented as an opera reading by Henri Scanlon, director of the Opera Study Section of Woman's Music Club, at 8 p.m. Monday in Mottell's and Peek Garden Room. i'Written during the bel canto period, the opera is considered the most difficult in all operatic literature. The narration will be inset with recordings by Maria Callas and Ebe Stignani. The meeting is open to club members and their guests. ,, .... o Demonstrate Japanese Art Uni p.[Jy Know what ~ ,»r-.^ r. m ft I I I O Ry VKRA WILLIAMS In Ojai and Santa Paula. Her ings by Karl Benjamin: "The taling works offering teg- "" V I I J VWllty Of OOOt)/V /S. indtptndtnt. piea-TMeirtm paintings will remain on ei- Sacred and the Mystic," five ularly a different group from ^v i -t . I Art Editor bibit durinr Janurv. centuries of religions nrints o\r 10(1 in ihe rnll»rtinn fnr I InAflf 1 |£l|'l In Show Tells "Out of the Boohly's Box," an original musical drama about an elf who owns a recipe book for everything in the world, is the second on a series of children's programs in I-ong Beach. The drama department of Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, will bring the sprightly play to the stage of Long Beach City College on Saturday. The show at 10 a.m. will be repeated at 11:30 a.m. The Boobly's adventures with the green grunches, a little girl and her dolls will be packed into 50 minutes of entertainment. The cast cavorts to live music, and the college is sending its own technicians as production crew. * * * * TIOKRTS FOK the play or for the rest of the season series may be obtained at the LBCC box office Saturday, or by contacting the Community Volunteer Office, 1211! Cedar Ave., between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Forthcoming programs include a children's concert on Feb. 14 by the Long Beach Symphony, a puppet show, "Wilbur and the Giant," on March 14 and "Heidi," presented April 25 by the UCLA drama (department. All will take place at I-ong Beach City College auditorium. The programs are sponsored by the Junior League of Long Beach and Long Beach Children's Theatre. Auxiliary to Meet ; Women's Relief Corps No. 93, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, will conduct its first meeting of the year next Wednesday at Veterans A'lemorial Bldg. 'Fable for Foxes' Cast Announced Casting has been completed on "A i'able for Foxes," comedy by local playwright John Green, which will have its premiere at the Off- Broadway Theatre on Jan. 23. Fre' Rogovin, Thomas Gaydos and Bill Wildman take the leads in the comedy concerning a woman's plot to murder her husband. Others in the cast are Joan Strickland, Carol Fondiller, Iris Collins, Gordon Brcttelle, Donna Borrege and Robert Fisher. Taro Yashima, Japanese artist and author, will demonstrate before the C o m m u n i t y Art League at 8 p. m. Monday in Kiwanis Hall, 9302 E. Laurel Ave., Bellflower. The artist-author studied in the Japanese Imperial Art Academy and (he Art Student I-cague of New York. He has written and illustrated many children's books including "The New Sun," "Horizon Is Calling," "The Vilbee Tree," "Plenty to Watch," "Crow Boy" and "Umbrella." "Crow Boy" was given the 3958 award by the American Child Study Assn. and was runner-up for tho Caldeeott award. Ho received the Dist i n g u i s h e il Achievements award for 1955 and 1957 from tho American Institute of Graphic Arts. "Umbrella" was named tho "Honored Book of 1958" by the New York Herald-Trihune ftt tho spring book festival. Taro Yashima has won prizes in Los Angeles and Vicinity art shows and Los Angeles City Festival art shows. He has had several one-man shows in Los Angeles and New York. He is a member of the California Water Color Society and is founder of the "Japanese - American School of Fine Arts," in his Los Angeles studio. Tlnk Strnthcrs of Norwalk will exhibit at the meeting paintings of Mexican children, made especially for the Padua Hills theater and shown in one-man exhibitions in Ojai and Santa Paula. Her paintings will remain on exhibit during January. Community Art League will have an arts and crafts show Feb. 5, and all paintings will remain for the February exhibit. Art Landy, who creates backgrounds for the Woody Woodpecker cartoons, will demonstrate at the March meeting and will show paintings during March. * * * * "AKT1STS of the Month" at the Unitarian Church, 5450 Atherton St., will be the five members of The Pentagram, Verne Hansen, Jack Pullen, Jack Rutherford, Karl Seethaler and Frank Woelfel, with an exhibition of 20 paintings in the social hall of the church. The show will include four works by each of the five artists and will comprise a wide range of subject matter, abstract, semi-abstract and symbolic, with a sprinkling of religious themes. The selection of the paintings was left to the individual artists who as a group adhere to the principle of free, but competent, individual expression. The exhibition will, open today and remain on display throughout the month. It will be open to the public during regular church activities and also at other times by requesting the church secretary to open the hall. The present show replaces a one-man exhibition by Karl Seethaler, director of the Long Beach Academy of Art, who was "Artist of the Month" during December. * * * * T H R E E EXHIBITIONS closing today at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., are paint- ings by Karl Benjamin: "The Sacred and the Mystic," five centuries of religious prints lent from the George Binet Print Collection, Brimfield, Conn., and paintings by Verna Elder, Nels Y. Nelson, Marlyn Prior and Elsa Warner. Also closing are the one man shows by these artists at the North Branch, Alamitos, Ruth Bach and Bret Hart branch libraries respectively. Seen for the last time also this week are two exhibitions of contemporary home furnishings which will close Wednesday. They are "California Design IV," annual exhibit of tho best design and production originating in Los Angeles County in home furnishings and decorative accessories lent from the Pasadena Art Museum and "Carpets by S t a n i s 1 o v V'Soske," the artist's interpretation of exquisite award winning designs from the Student Design Competition, 1935-1956. Gallery talks will he offered at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday on "The Museum and the Community." Residents of Long Beach who have made reservations to borrow works of art from the museum collection will pick them up Wednesday or Thursday. Those who have had paintings out on loan over the holidays will return them this week also. Numerous persons in the community are benefiting from this museum service, for which there is no charge. Donations are added to the Acquisition Trust Fund for the purchase of new art. Art Loan paintings are on display each month, comprising a circulating "library" of ro- tating works offering regularly a different group front over 100 In the collection for public choice. A reception for the opening of new exhibitions to be shown in January will be held Jan. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. Among the forthcoming exhibitions are "California Watercolor Society, 36 years of Prize Winners"; "Paintings by Anya Fisher," "Prints of Reginald Marsh," and "Paintings by Katherine Conover, Marie Jaans, Bertha Wise Girvetz, and Katherine S. Dann." . The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. It will be open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday evenings. Gay Recordings Hail New Year Light music and folk tunes introduce the Ken' Year at the Public Library. Tho-titles suggest their colorful content: "The Bhick Watch" features pipe and drum times played by the Itr jai Canadian Infantry Corps; "Carlos Mon- toyn and His Flamenco Guitar"; "Haiti Confidential" ranges from jazz to ritual drums In the Haitian manner; "Songs and Dances of Puerto Rico" were recorded by Dr. Martens; "Through Bushes and Briars" title an unusual collection of folk songs sung by Isla Cameron and "Whaling and Sailing Songs from the Days of Moby Dick" are sung robustly by Paul Clayton. The records may be borrowed from the library In Lincoln Park. Five Authors Will Appear Here Long Beach City College drama students will present Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17, in the Lakewood campus auditorium. Tickets will be available at the box office both evenings. Lead roles in the Pirandello fantasy, which involves a play within a play about a play, are taken by Patrick Dunavan and Caryl Wichman. Other major roles will be portrayed by Dina Gossett, Tom Puckett, Patt Henley and Will Dimmitt. Members of the supporting cast are Debbie Roberts, Dave Willis, Merrilyn Case, ^Sue Clark, Bob Benigno, Carol McGinnis, Mary Zol- lingcr, Garry Mitchell, Gerry Nikas, Jim Moran and Dan Walker. * * # + DIRECTOR OF the City College production, third of the season, is Donald B. Antaky. Technical director and scene designer is Jim White. Still regarded as a challenging experimental play, though it was first produced in Italy more than 35 years ago, Pirandello's ingenious drama opens with a director and his cast on stage in rehearsal. Then the "six characters in search of an author" wander into the scene and begin enacting their own drama. As Pirandello intended it to, this play raises some interesting questions about the exact nature of truth and fiction, reality and illusion-both in the theater and in life itself. 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Five authors and a moderator will appear Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the second Book and Authors Guild luncheon meeting at noon in the Cavalier Room of Lafayette Hotel. Authors who will discuss their books and how they came to write them are Jim Backus, "Rocks on the Roof"; Sheilah . Graham, "Beloved Infidel"; Harold Lamb, "Hannibal"; Helen Hinckley, "Reveille for a Persian Village," and Martin Dibner, "Showcase." Moderating the panel of writers will be John Bauer, founder of the Ojai Music Festival and a lecturer on Europe. Speaking briefly will be John O'Leary representing book publishers Doubleday and Co. "Rocks on the Roof," which Backus wrote in collaboration with his wife, Henny, recounts anecdotes of their personal and public life, including creation of Mr. Ma- goo, his role of the judge on "I Married Joan," radio's Hubert Updyke III, and other Backus characters. Off-screen Backus is naturally a funny man; his approach to matters prosaic is light and flip. * * * * AUTOBiOGKArilV, literary history and love story, "Beloved Infidel" is by Shei- lali Graham with Gerold Frank the co-author and concerns Miss Graham's intimate friendship with the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald during the last years of his life. At the same time she traces her i own career before meeting Fitzgerald. Harold Lamb, known for Reg. $25.98 dresses styles. Other styles, 11.99 to 19.99. in career and casual values to 29.98, now 14.99 Reg. 22.98 sportswear sels and 2-pc. dresses. Other styles, values to 25.98, now 7.99 to 19.99. To Be Published The diaries and letters of G i a c o m o Meyerbeer have been turned over by his heirs to the B e r l i n Institute of Music Research which is now preparing them for publication according to the terms of the composer's will, which specified that they could not be published until the middle of this century. Meyerbeer was born in Berlin in 1791 and was active for several decades in Berlin, Italy and Paris until his death in 1864. Jim Backus his authentic,. vivid biographies of military leaders of ancient history, travels widely in the lands he describes. In "Hannibal" he brings to life the variety, excitement and glory, of Hannibal's tumultuous life in a stirring saga of the mighty Cartha ginian who, even as an old man in exile in Syria, filled the powerful Romans with dread. Foreign sale of his books has come to outweigh his impressive popularity in the U.S. * '* * * IX COLLABORATION with Najmeh Najafi, daughter of an advisor to the last Kajar King in Iran, Helen Hinckley, who leaches writing at Pasadena City College, wrote "Reveille for a Persian Village." The book is a sequel to "Persia Is My Heart," a Harper's Find of 1953, and concerns the dream of the young Iranian in bettering the lot of the uneducated in her country. 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