Independent from Long Beach, California on February 4, 1960 · Page 64
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P20 25 INDEPENDENT PRESS-TELEGRAM Long Btach, Calif., Thurs.,_ Feb. 4, I960 TAIN'T FUNNY TO McGEE Look Your Best tine's Day "LiKF.irOOD'S NEW'EST ! F1KEST BEAUTY SALON" The story is short: Whether you prefer your hair in ;i brief Icnxlh or lon£, we'll design a slvlc to m.tkc you look lovelier. Conic in. Out A I K - CONDITIONED salon h,is the very Idlest equipment -- KVI-N no-heat drvnv Tlie^c extra touches Tvit! nuke your visit to Ham. monci's .1 real DELIGUTI Free Perking at oil limes Open D.iily Monday Ihru Saturday and Tucs. - Wed - Thurs. - Fri. Evenings J^ramniona. PARAMOUNT BLVD. at CARSON ST. CALL HA 1-8206 TODAY for an APPOINTMENT Wistful Vista Pair Out After'33 Years By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -- Jim. At first, said Jordan, NBC "We asked them if wanted us back the WITH THIS AD ONLY 9x12 * COTTON * LOOP * SHAG (UNDER 25 IBS.) UGS and Marian Jordan, radio's original Fibber McGce and Molly, are out of a broadcast ing job for the first time in 33 years -- and they're look, ing for another one. Jim, 63, and Marian, 61, two of radio's pioneers, are not at all happy about being let out to pasture by NBC. And they ijdon't pull any punches about ; how they were let go. i "It was just the turn of a word in August," said Jim. they next vjweek, and they said no. We : - ; |were on a four-week notice · 'basis anyway. * ; j "BESIDES OUR weekly bits ..'·for the 'Monitor'- show, we | had done some things for a 'program called 'Stardust," and .apparently t h a t 'Stardust' thing wasn't making money." Interviewed in his white, two-story home, Jim, who is stcut and gray-haired, said he jheard that the new "Fibber IjMcGce and Molly" series on |ltelevision was a contributing I factor to his and Marian's release. The TV scries stars Bob Sweeney and Kathy Lewis. "We heard NBC wanted to avoid confusion that might be caused by two sets of voices." W A S H E D A N D D R I E D "But other shows -- like I'Gunsmokc' -- have different il casts for radio and TV." "NBC bought the and Molly names in wanted him and-Marian to do the TV version. Fibber 1949," he said. "The idea when we made the sale was that we were to continue pretty much as we had. Then the pressure started on us to do TV right away. "But alltnir people and our common sense told us not to do it. After all, we were on top of the radio heap and had fine contracts -- and we felt we shouldn't do TV u n t i l it was necessary. And our doctor told us not to. "If the business had been developed and refined in 1953 the way it is now, we might have started on TV. But there! was too much emotional stress then. We didn't know how to do it, and nobody else did either. | "THEY ALL had to learn,! and a lot of them keeled over, on the way. So NBC started' trying to find other people to play our parts. We helped. After all, we still have a f i - , nancial interest in the series."i Jordan made it plain hei misses the days when Fibber's' clogged closet, Molly's exasperated "Heavenly days": and the shenanigans at Wistful Vista were a part of New Dust Storms Predicted on Plains WASHINGTON M 1 ) -- Conditions i n ' the Great Plains point to possibly more severe dust storms during the later winter and spring than a year ago. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service reported 12,700,000 acres of crop and range lam in this area was in a cond; tion to blow as of Jan. 1 THE JORDAN'S, who Americana. "But we're not retired," he" said. "We just disposed of a m c (lranch, we're fixing up our · EXPIRES FEBRUARY 17 « 9x12 RUGS (as above) Washed, Dried, Dyed..5.95 ANY SPREAD DYED 1.99 COTTON OR WOOL BLANKETS (Min. 2)..50c ca. 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