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The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 14

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Thursday, March 25, 1954
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14-A Thursday, March 25, 1954 The Shreveport TIMES Harry Callery of Dungannon is one of Eire's finest brush makers despite the fact that he has been blind for 25 years. WiM mm PAYMENTS REDUCED We refinance cars regardless of who you now owe and let jrou have extra cash. We also make loans on almost anything of value. Motors Securities 1217 Texas Ave. Shreveport. La. 715 Bdrksdale Blvd. Bossies City. La. Bossier to Hold Safety Campaign Bossier City, now in its 19th month without a traffic fatality, will launch an annual safety campaign in the city May 1, according to Police Chief James L. Cathey Jr. The 30-day campaign by the city will be coordinated with Barksdale Air Force Base, State Troopers and the Bossier Parish sheriff's department and will include an intensive crackdown on drivers violating traffic regulations. Law enforcement officials are currently engaged in giving lectures and demonstrations in schools stressing the importance of safe driving. Safety posters will be placed throughout the citv. Cathev said, and statistics are now being compuea for use in the campaign. Yall Come! Pelican Club No Cover Charge Featuring Alex (Snooks) Jones and HIS NITE HAWKS 2286 BARKSDALE BLVD. INA and REM 1AT FOR Zl ZZ u AT Bud's larteey Toinigta 5 to 8 Delicious Barbecue Sandwicl. Glass of RICHARDSON Root Beer Hickory Smoked Potato Chips Lynn's Ice Cream FREE! Grand Opening Be There 3104 LINWOOD Across From New Charity Hospital Bud's Barbecue Will Regularly Feature U. S. CHOICE BEEF and SWIFT TENDERGROWN CHICKENS v FILM ACTOR'S BEST FAN AND CRITIC Mrs. Guy Bellotte of Oil City (left) intently studies a series of movie stills from the current Don feature, "Tennessee Champ," in which her son, Earl Holliman, has featured billing. With her is a long-time friend who knew Earl in his pre-screen, high school days, Mrs. G. W. Fouche of Vivian. Studying the newspaper photographs with the two is The Times' On With the Show columnist. The picture was made at the paper's amusements desk by Langs-ton McEachern. Mrs. Bellotte arrived at the Don yesterday long before the theater opened to catch the first showing of the film with her son in his biggest role to date. Academy Award Night HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 23 LB Who will win an Oscar? The outcome of Thursday night's hi-jinx is a tough one to figure. The 1,471 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who cast the ballots for Hollywood's highest honor are show people. As actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians and press agents, they can be affected by studio loyalty. Since they are only human beings, and have personal tastes even as you and I, a prophet can go nuts trying to figure out how they will vote. The quality of 1953 movies was not outstanding, since studios were more concerned with screen dimensions and 3-D rather than with class of scripts and depth of character. When the Oscar winners are anounced on a nationwide TV hookup, from the Hollywood Pantages Theater the results may be a surprise to every one .especially this writer. But predict we must. Here's how the voting looks in advance: "The Robe" was the top moneymaker of the year, it was something less than an artistic success. "Julius Caesar" was an admirable prestige picture, but far from a BURNETT BABY BEEF 6 o D n RIB n o STEAK g o ft ft 2 g 6S g o ft fto H SERVED WITH U MUSHROOM SAUCE, Ji BAKED POTATO, M SMALL MIRROR n SALAD, HOT ROLLS H and BUTTER. O YOUR CHOICE OF M COFFEE or TEA o Famous Mirror 2 Q Steak House U Q 981 LOUISIANA AVE. O o D ON WITH THE SHOW By PERICLES ALEXANDER Concert Fare vs. Films In Burgeoning Metropolis Television is the newest Whipping Boy of the movie industry which heaps the cause of most of its ills upon living-room screens. Eefore that came a period when radio was named as the cause for apathy at the movie box offices of the land and still another when night football and baseball and summer vacations were said to rob movie theaters of audiences and to send exhibitors to the poor house. The motion picture remains one of the finest mediums of entertainment today and1 r I.-;..- jt ? ) 'f i: f Ha J ' " "I: to&Fjr ii ! ii I i -'-if w iiftiir -Mv4MmjaM , -i Bob Wilson, Famous Barbecue Chef Pictured above is the world-famous barbecue chef. Bob Wilson, president of the D & W Manufacturing Company of Greenville, South Carolina. The genial Mr. Wilson is displaying here his newly patented "Barbecue King" Hickory Wood Ovens Which He Is Installing at BUD'S BARBECUE Across From the New Charity Hospital Bob is in Shreveport all this week personally tuppervising the training of the kitchen personnel -at Bud's Barbecue Bob is extending a cordial invitation to his many friends in the Ark-La-Tex to visit him at Bud's Barbecue on Linwood across from the new Charity Hospital. perfect movie. "Shane" was as good a Western as you'll see. However, it contained nothing really new. The leaves the films which won the most nominations: "From Here To Eternity" (13) and "Roman Holiday" (10). The latter was a delightful romantic comedy, but did not do the business expected of it. "Eternity" was both a box office hit and the best drama of the year. And dramas usually win the Oscar. Choice: "From Here To Eternity." Maggie McNamara ("The Moon Is Blue") was a surprise nominee and isn t rated much of a chance. Nor is Ava Gardner ("Mogambo"), whose nomination appears to be more of a pat on the back for splendid progress as an actress. Leslie Caron ("Lili") is another lightweight entry, although she could sweep through in a split vote. The real race Is between Deborah Kerr ("From Here To Eternity") and Audrey Hepburn ("Roman Holiday"). Offbeat casting is often a deciding element, and Miss Kerr switched her type from serene to sexy. But although meaty, her role wasn't the best or biggest in the picture. Hollywood often rewards a newcomer to films (Examples: Judy Holliday, Shirley Booth, Jennifer Jones.) And Miss Hepburn scored an electric hit in her first starring role. Choice: Audrey Hepburn. The excellence of Richard Burton's job in "The Robe" has been debated here, and he appears to have no firm following. Likewise Marlon Brando ("Julius Ceasar") who is in the doghouse for walking out on a film, Although Montgomery Clift had the top role in "From Here To Eternity," he was overshadowed by others in the cast. The race between William Hol-den ("Stalag 17") and Burt Lancaster ("From Here To Eternity") is the hottest in years. Popularity is important. Holden, Screen Actors Guild official and solid citi zen, has many more friends than Lancaster, who hasn't mixed with the Hollywood crowd. Besides, Holden went against his type by playing a semi-heel in "Stalag." Folks think he's overdue for an Oscar because of his past performances, especially "Sunset Boulevard. But Lancaster's quietly effective sergeant in "Eternity" was a superb acting job. On the basis of pure performance, he should get the nod. Choice: Burt Lancaster. The hopefuls are: Grace Kelly, "Mogambo;" G e r a 1 d i n e Page, "Hond o;" Marjorie Rambeau, "Torch Song"; Donna Reed, "From Here To Eternity;" Thel-ma Ritter, "Pickup on South Street." All were competent if not sensational jobs. Because of the popularity of "Eternity," I'll say: Choice: Donna Reed. This varied group is running: Eddie Albert, "Roman Holiday;" Brandon De Wilde, "Shane;" Jack Palance, "Shane;" Frank Sinatra, "From Here To Eternity"; Robert Strauss, "Stalag 17." Because of the surprise element, the outcome looks fairly evident. Choice: Frank Sinatra. This is the tightest race of all. Th econtenders are Fred Zinne-man, "From Here To Eternity." RADIO-TV R.C.A. EMERSON G.E. is still with us and, we pre dict, will be even when folks are taking week-end visits to Mars in future years. In Shreveport, however, a wise guess would be that television is not affecting Tom McElroy's and Don George's pocketbooks half as much as the quantity of "live" entertainment in a resourceful community with both professional and the roll-your-own concert fare Community Concerts, Civic Opera, Robert C. Friend's "Celebrity Series," the Centenary Lyceum Series, Civic Chorus and Oratorio Society and the Shreveport Symphony, not to mention the impresa-rioship of Mrs. W. F. Woods, which guarantees the Ark-La-Tex of one ballet troupe and one "John Brown's Body" each season. Show us where we can sandwich in a couple of hours watching the fights on TV and you can have our seat on the aisle on the Shreveport entertainment scene. Week after week brings more and more concert fare of quality into local halls, each artist or event with high reputations earned elsewhere. Some, like the duo-piano team of Arthur Gold and Robert Fiz-dale who will play a Centenary lyceum recital here April 14, may be unknowns locally, but they are in demand in the larger cities. The Dallas Symphony is negotiating for this piano team for next season, possibly to perform Paul Bowles Concerto fot Two Pianos with Walter Hendl conducting. A gentleman who really needs no introduction here, Boris Goldov- 1850 TEXAS PHONE 2-9515 FLUSH TYPE 1-TON BOOM AIR-CONDITIONERS 299.95 SALE ENDS APRIL t B. I. HILL SlS57fa" 1087 LOUISIANA AVE. 3-4577 Charles Walters, "Lili;" William Wyler, "Roman Holiday;" George Stevens, "Shane;" Billy Wilder, "Stalag 17." I'm again counting on "Eternity" to sweep the eve ning. Choice: Fred Zinneman. -( c ot-oe- s-cz- n . ha. COLOR CARTOON ANNIE GET YOUR CON 7 EES OPENS 10:45 Phona 5-1501 Admission 10c-45c Kjp innii rrnnrn trntirn Rmy Nina lewis Ricfcari WILCOXQH - FOCH - STONE - AHDERSOM CO-FEATURE Ttresi WRIGHT LGEBE CAREY "7 sky, a fixture of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee broad casts, will be presented in a "Celebrity Series" event Friday afternoon and night, April 2, at the Florentine Club. Goldovsky is the darling of the opera crowd, but he also plays a good piano, an instrument which has its avid following here. His "Celebrity Series" presenLation will be "Piano Portraits." In the cast he heads the New England Opera Theater, which specializes in English translations of opera, such as "Pelleas and Meli-sande," which was given last Dec. in the Boston Opera House. His opera theater also troups around the country and next season will be out with Rossini's "Barber of Seville," in Englash. Accomplishing the same thing in Louisiana is Peter Paul ruchs, who staged Civic Opera Workshop's "Martha" here a few weeks ago, and tonight lifts a baton on an LSU production of an English-language "Masked Ball" in Baton Rouge. The same day which brings CJoldovsky to Shreveport also returns the Houston Symphony, Efrem Kurtz conducting his fare well, as the finale of the 1953-54 Shreveport Community Concerts season at Muny Auditorium. The Dallas Civic Music Associa tion, which is to the Texas citv and Civic Music nationally what the anreveport Community Concert Association is to the Ark-La-Tex, has announced its 1954-55 season of events which includes two prom- isei Shreveport concertgoers also. It was a foregone conclusion that the Minneapolis Symphony with Antal Dorati would play Dallas since Dorati was the (CHIVE 1N-THEATRE iCk earn Dissert Iegioo ARIENE DAHl SHOW STARTS 7:00 IT happens imv yoiiNfi . Ha ! FDRSYTHE I 7 tOMAIKIl MTHGUE! DANGEJU DemsToAftCa fatric KNDWIiS ON SAME PROGRAM lasaaix isno grove mmm DRIVE-IR-THEATRE Greenwood Rood PHONE 6-1281 CO-FEATURE A MASTER STORY-TELLER'S GREATEST STORT. T.i.phon. 5- 22 c u rkr cr & itt ' W 3 n w TV JIMMJ ) rJ AT SUNDOWN Biggest Musical Ever Made! mi Ava Howard jt - SECOND BIG FEATURE DESPERATE OPLE IIEET LIFE KEAD-CN! TmiTvrxn OPEN 10:45 ADM. 14c-4Sc-65c LAST TWO DAYS SEE SHREVEPORT'S OWN EARL HOLLIMAN ON THE DON SCREEN! S.I, 4 pjtSCoCOiPt in mm is m m OPEN 6:30 ADM. 14e-30c BIG OUTDOOR ACTION1 mils vjj TcKiik)or VIRGINIA MAYO Dolt RobwtsM PHONE 2-0449 ADM. 14c-30c EDWARD G. ROBINSON "VICE SQUAD" maim yJf ui DRIVE-IN THCATRF KkHmFRtU TONIGHT 4:30 PHONE 3-2360 BIG DOUBLE FEATURE DICK HAYMES AUDREY TOTTOT bjlly mm CONNIE BUSSEU; l TECHNIOOtoA. AND uiiDnFBaus ABurrruBFij MURDEROUS ABVENTUREiJ beloved maestro of the DaTJa Symphony following Its rebirth after World War II. The Dallas association also has booked contralto Claramae Turner, one of the events booked for the initial season of Shreve-port's new subscription series. Variety Attractions. Dallas recalls ner operatic ap pearances there with the Metropol itan and in an SMU opera festival in 1951 as Carmen and Delilah and Shreveport will not soon forget her Azucena in a Civic Opera production of "Trovatore" which Kurt Baum made an - operatic night mare as the voiceless tenor of the evening. The contralto sang a crack-of- dawn Leap Year recital at Centenary Feb. 29, 1952, but has yet to be heard in recital by a full Ark- La-Tex concert audience. I 5 NOW! Walter Wanger's RAW-TRUTH EXPOSED if.' 11 i T T 1 jwsxacscsxxs plus jcxxxscscvl ON STAGE "Off the Record" Talent Hunt 5? Mi SUNDAY1 JOVARO" nCHNICOLOR 9c-45c-55e NOW SHOWING- DOUBLE ATTRACTION ineyra onobfKtt in gay PAREE! i i ALULO AKI1STS PICTUREtl '. 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