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GB Coipus Christl Caller-Times. s.m . DOC. 30, 19G2 RECORDS: Handy Originated Blues Fifty Years Ago By MAUY CAMPBELL AP News-features Writer blues son? ever written down continue the' ' ° M ° f ' and iT'piir^pVa^ d° hlm ' ^ ^ WUe « do TM arrangement." P ' ba " d arran S'TMnt or an orchestra Ws br0ther dc£Mtel ' «* not simply r~ riTmT^k'X *-"Ji-\vx tVH-^UliiUtSAiKJKD · . . hudolf Nureyev, Dame Margot Fonteyn DANCING DEFECTOR London Acclaims Sallet Twosome a n d "sed his tenin a v h THE TWO FACES OF GILLIAN KNIGHT* ... on stage as Katisha (left), in real life (right) Contralto Quickly Learned Gilbert and Sullivan Music dialect. Charles Handv v ·.,, he knew it ouli some ' «e liberty of ""* ° ne he Wrote lhe Negro dialect *** THE KEY to Nureyev's success seems to be not so much LONDON, m _ The ballet lasted only eight minutes. The hysterical applause and t,. '--bravos that followed lasted breathtaking leaps and tech twice as long. ~ r ' On stage, at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, were Dame Margot Fonteyn, on e of the few dancers in the world ranked as a prima ballerina assoluta, and Rudolf Nureyev the runaway Russian who has scored a spectacular series of triumphs since he defected to the West a year and a half ago. They performed a pas de deux (dance duet) from an old Russian classic ballet, "Le Cor- saire." The eight-minute passage of dancing, sandwiched amon^ three other ballets en the Co^ vent Garden program last Nov. 3, stopped the show. People threw flowers on the stage. It provided a big moment in ballet history In more ways than one. The 24-year-old Nureyev was hailed as a new Nijinsky. The Fonteyn-Nureyev partnership was assured of a lasting place in ballet annals. NUREYEV NOW is under contract in a specially created position of "permanent guest artist' 1 in the Royal Ballet company (only British Commonwealth citizens can become regular members). Nureyev now is in line for a yearly income of some 15.000 pounds ($42,000) a year, a dazzling, capitalistic contrast to his earnings in the Leningrad Kirov Ballet from which he defected in Jane 1551. Margot Fonteyn, 19 years older than Nureyev but at -t:; now dancing at her peak best, won fresh acclaim and, as one 'critic put it, seems almost a new ballerina. "Nureyev inspires me," said Dame Margot a few days after the memorable performance. "When I am dancing with him and I look across the sta;e I see not Nureyev but the character of the ballet. I do not see, as I do with others, a man I know and talk to even.' day. I see the ballet. He is absorbed" in the role, lie is how I would like to be and he makes it easier for me to dance as 1 would wish." nical excellence but in his total, not-in-this-world absorption in dancing. He somehow transmits this across the footlights. Of this, Nureyev has said that his Tartar blood boils faster than that of other Russians. "He has only to wiggle a toe to set pulses beating like tom- toms." wrote one reviewer. After that first performance the London critics--often hard to please--broke out in a surprising, almost embarrassing and unanimous chorus of superlatives. "Eight minutes of pure gold " said the Daily Express. The Sunday Observer hailed Nureyev as a "Nijinsky reborn" and added: "Nureyev, lithe and hungry looking, stunned the audience with what was probably the finest piece of male dancing seen on the Covent Garden stage in this generation." 'THE FONTEYN - NUREY- EV combination," the Observer said, "a pairing which will surely go down in ballet history, has brought off another knockout performance." The Daily Express called Nu- reyev's performance "incredibly breathtaking" and added that Dame .Margot "shed half her years to match him with contrasting grace and sparkle." A few days after the first performance. Fonteyn and Nu- reyev repeated their triumph in the ballet "Les Sulphides'." Again the critics raved. Wrote one: "This Les Sulphides was most notable for marking another step in the Fonteyn-Nu- reyev partnership . . . Mr. Nu- reyev, all moonshine and flamboyant poetry, has never danced better at Covent Garden. Dame Margol almost seems like a new ballerina." Later there was a temporary setback to Nureyev's career. The Royal Ballet announced he was suffering from a foot ailment. But h e is expected to resume dancing at ihe end of January. And next spring when the Royal Ballet makes its American four, he and Dame Margot will perform together. *· barber sai S balcony ioved i t " up,, §la Cam P Mating.' The By JOY MILLER YORK w -- Gillian Knight had never seen a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta when e joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company three years ago. Most people will be able to take that fact in stride. To the devout Savoyard, however it always will seem an incomprehensible flaw in an otherwise thorougiily admirable contralto practitioner of GS magic. Gillian (pronounced Jjlljan) has a plausible explanation: "When f was a student at the Royal Academy of Music in London I used to go to auditions for the experience. I heard DOyly carte was auditioning so I went along. They asked me to be a chorister, but I had 18 more months at the academy. At the end of that time they rang me up and asked me to take over the parts of Ann Drummond-Grant, who was ill So I did." MISS DRUMOND-Grant, the company's principal contralto, died the next month, in September, 1959. Gillian, who was then only 25, assumed meaty, mature roies such as that'of Katisha, described in the dramatis personae of "The Mikado" as "an elderly lady." Now in New York on the com- - -- ··· --«v» k»k*^y^ijr O* 3 ClaSSlCa] Orrhptrtra -fVvr *u- - -~ ' *"" V-^IGOLLO. Memphis orcnestra for the arawmg rooms of the ladies ol them money ^ m ° re monev ' P *ople were throwing in muSc."° gan t0 "^ tha£ Anwri " «TMed something else So \V. C. Handy gave us something else. The blues. Cabot, Wayne, Prince Partners in Business CRITICS REVIEW BROADWAY PLAYS NEW YORK. IB -- TVVO shows were examined this week by Broadway's drama critics. The opinions of those who write for newspapers that have been shut down by a printer's strike were made known via television and radio. "Tiger Tiger Burning Bright," at the Booth, sharply split the panel, with two affirmative and said the man on the Times; "Depressing," declared the Journal-American. Tne Associated Press called it "A hapless clunker." The drama, based by novelist Peter S. Feibiernan on his book "A Place Without Twilight," concerns a stern matriarch and her tnaladjusted grown-up children. Claudia McNeil heads the cast which includes AJvin Alley, Diana Sands, Ellen Holly and Roscoe Lee Brown. Directed by Joshua Logan. Scenery by Oliver Smith; costumes by Lu- TONIGHT MAISON ROUGE Presents FRED SANDERS His House Rockers Featuring Roy Tipton, Piono Make Your New Years Ev« Rctervatians Now 1009 Santo F» -- TU2-077S anda Ballard; lighting by Abe Feder. Production by Smith and Roger L. Stevens. "The Beauty Part," at the Music Box, garnered unanimous praise for Bert Lahr, the star, but only three of the seven were enthusiastic about the play Itself. "A joyous night," reported the News reviewer. "Rather ramshackle," said the Post's observer, typifying the tepid viewpoint. The AP comment: "A Broadway special for Lahr Fans." S. J. Perclman's satire about culture dilettantes gives the star a six-role workout. Other players include Alice GhosUcy, Charlotte Rae, Patricia Englund and Lar-1 ry Hagman. Directed by Noel' WiJlman. Sot and lighting by William PitJdn; costumes by Alvm Colt. Produced by Michael Ellis and Edmund Anderson. There was one Broadway closing. "The Affair" shut Sat- JJTday after 117 performances. HOLLYWOOD Cf) --The other ni-ht at the Villa Nova Restaurant, someone yelled "Bruce Cabot on the rocks" to a bartender and a girl at the bar shed a tear. "HTiy, he used to be my favorite actor. I didn't know he was so hard up." she said. Cabot i s Jar from being on the rocks. He can currently he scon in "Hatai-i" and "McLintock," both with his old pai, John Wayne. He and Wayne are partners-- Ustinov Favors Being Actor And Director NEW YORK M - Peter Ustinov feels there is an advantage to being both an actor and director. "It makes the rest of the cast feel better when you are personally involved,"- the British star says, "it assures a greater measure of democracy--and you never can tell where the next good idea is coming from." Ustinov recently completed directing and acting in the' film "Billy Budd" and plans a similar tandem assignment on the Broadway stage next season. thanks to Prince Bernhard of Holland -- in a liquor business that i s flourishing in 30 states. "WHISKY and women" says Cabot, "I've been in the front line all my life. After spending thousands of dollars on whisky, I finally got on the moneymaking side of the 13(1 r. The company started when Cabot and Wayne shared some vodka with Prince Bernhard. ' tasted like no vodka I had tasted before," says "The prince told us it was his own special blend and formula and was made only for him at a Dutch distillery He gave u s the rights to distribute « -- and we got started. u got a eca scotch that was a private blend of royalty. It needed a name so Duke said what sounds hlf/ f °, tCh ^ Bra « Cabot? And that's what they yelled at the bartender." TrS! br °' ftus becomes the only Insh-Indaan-French actor (h £ nght name i s Jacques de Bu- t0 have a £cotch irn. BASIN LOUNGE FLOUR BLUFF NEW YEARS EVE MUSIC BY THE STAR DUSTERS PHONE WE7-9127 FOR RESERVATION WESTERN BAND 7 NlTES WEEKLY FREE MATINEE TODAY 6 to 8 p.m. ~»i'imuuus music 'til Midnite MAVIR1CK CLUB gOjT 7IMOK BLVD. O PFM 1 » u « » . . ,, _.TT ...DRIVE.A.TERIA DAILY SPECIAL 5 P.M. To 8 P.M. ONLY! Vi Order Golden Brown FRIED CHICKEN CRISP. CRINKLED FRENCH FRIES. FRESH COL! SLAW HOT BUTTEP.FLAKE ROLL 65c Jim off th« 3200 Block of South Alamcdo UL 2-7325 foot - P/i, blue-green-eyed brunette, explains how she ages herself: Pale makeup base, aga lines, downward mouth and padding that gets uncomfortably warm with America's backstage heating. Gillian learned her makeup art as she went along. Her char- acterisations, too, are very much her own. "SINCE I had never seen a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta before," she reiterates that painful confession, "I had to put my own interpretations on my roles." Katisha is her favorite. The formidable daughter - in - law elect of the Mikado has every thing--pathos and humor, and I like to bring it all out. I w an t to make the audience feel sorry for me at the right moments I d be very happy if I cou!d make someone cry." Gillian knows that Savoyards -as ardent Gilbert and Sulli- van admirers are called, from the Savoy Theater built 'by R D'Oyly Carte in 1SS1 for prol duction of GS works--present a united front against a non-understanding world. But an intramural argument is always bubbling under the surface- Which is greater, Sullivan's music or Gilbert's words? At the risk of seeming heretical to the Gilberliaiis, Gillian says: "I do think some of it could quite well be edited and brought up to date. But there would probably be an uproar. Ko-Ko in Mikado now mentions television and it brings cries of protests from the fans." GILLIAN MET Gilbert and Sullivan and her husband at the same time. On her first day with the company she was introduced to a tall, blond, young stage manager named Trevor Morrison. It was his first day too. "We took little -notice. We were both too worried about our respective jobs," she recalls. By Christmas, though, they were going out together. Easter weekend they were married, and they wont back to the job Monday. Reiner's Book To Become Play NEW YORK (9 - Carl Reiner s book, "Enter Laughing," about a stage-struck youth, is to provide the material for a play set down for Broadway arrival on March 13. The adaptation is by Joseph Stein. The director is Gene Saks, who is being granted a seven-week leave from his role in "A Thousand Clowns" to stage the production. "It was the best tiling I ever did," Gillian says, adding' without a shred of British reserve that after 1\'. years of marriage she and her husband are more devoted than ever. Thoroughly content with her own affair of the heart, she looks personally affected at the thought of the high divorce rate in this country. ("That's not to say everyone in England is happier.") "But you put your whole heart into a marriage, and when something goes wrong it must be heartbreaking." THE D'OYLE Carte company tours England for 4S weeks of the year--and since her husband ^travels with her Gillian doesn't maintain an apartment. They're living out of a suitcase and saving their money to buy a house. When they sight a likely piece of furniture they send it to Gillian's mother in Worcestershire. Gillian says lhe troupe looked forward for months to the tour of America, which started on the West Coast and has only a few more engagements to play injhis country and Canada. "Most of the company liked San Francisco best," she says "but I prefer New York. It's America to me: Tall buildings and big shops." Sunday, December 30 MORNING 8:00 Test Pattern 8:30 This ti The Li fa 9:00 Faith In Action 9:50 Morning News 9:40 Texas Weather 9:45 Industry on Parade 10:00 Double Feature "Scarlet Dawn" Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Money Carroll "Secret Service of the Air" Ronald Reagan John Litcl AFTERNOON 12:15 Noontime Newt J2.-25 Texas Weather 12:30 Scouting Report 1:00 Pro-Champ Football The Green Bay Packers and tho New York Giants vill compete for thi championship of the Notional Football League of Yankee Stadium in New York. 4:00 Yeor End Sportj Roundup c- 4:30 Bullwinkle Show c- 5:00 Meet the Press 5:30 McKeever and the Colonel EVENING 6:00 Six O'Clocfc New« 6:15 Weather Picture 6:20 Sports Report c- 6:30 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color YOUR BEST BUY! * *· * I NEW YEARS EVE SOKOL HALL Music by Polka Dots 2.50 Couple NOW 2 STORES *® ACME^T? 3305 Agnes, Corpui Christ) Ph: TU3-2232 , ACME Cr APPLIANCE PORTLAND Ph. 643-2826 Paul Walt, Owner Th« Wafer Towej m W£/?£/ Hubert's Danceland ONE MILE SOUTH OF RIVIERA, TEX. ON HWY. #77 MUSIC BY and his ALL STARS MONDAY, DEC. 31,8 P. M. TIL! $3.00 PER PERSON NO RESERVATIONS HADE A6C SUNDAY, DEC, 30 7:27 Sign On 7:28 National Anthem 7:29 C.C. Chapel 7:30 Servicias Religiosos en Esoanol 8:00 Su Salud y Bienestar 8:30 Big Ten Cartaoni 9:00 LAMP UNTO MY FEET DR. GEOFREY FISCHER FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY 9:30 LOOK UP AND LIVE BURKE FAMILY SINGERS 10:00 CAMERA THREE 10:30 Danger Is My Business 11:00 Services from the First Methodist Church AFTERNOON 12:00 Jim Bowie 12:30 Karfune Klub 7:00 Three Stooges I :30 Pony Express 2:00 Popeyc Theater 2:30 1962, A Television Album 4:00 Amateur Hour 'c : «° ·£;. E - Colle se Bowl 5:00 TWENTIETH CENTURY "PUERTO RICO: THE PEACEFUL REVOLUTION" 5:30 Sea Hunt EVENING 6:00 Lasiio 6:30 Dennii the Menace 7:00 Ed Sullivan 8:00 The Reol McCoys Inanimate object* spring to life in "Adventure in Fantasy" . . . a full hour ot color cartoons in which a boat, a car, a house and a pair of hati act like people. 7:30 Car 54, Where Are You? Muldoon ha» trouble selecting a queen when he is chosen Kini] ot the Precinct Brotherhood'! Mardi Gros. c- 8:00 Bonanza Hosi Ij harassed by townspeople when hc'j the only member of a lury to hold our for on ocquirral of a suspected killer. c- 9:00 Dinah Shore Show Music from the movies will be showcased by Dinah and her gucsrx Jock Lcmmon and Cvd Charisic. Miss Chorisse will olso be seen in a spccracular 8-minuta ballet. 10:00 Braslau'j Ten O'Clock News 10:10 Texas Weother 10:20 The Eleventh Hour 8:30 G.E. True Theater "The Amateurs" 9:00 Candid Camera 9:30 What'i Mv Line? 10:00 10 Star Final 10:10 RADAR Weather 10:15 Kiplinger Report 10:30 SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE "THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE" -- BURT LANCASTER, KIRK DOUGLAS 12:30 Preview for Tomorrow KZTV Inoer Stevens and Robert Vaughn guest sfor in "The Blues My Baby Gave To Me", a aroma of o young married couple. ":20 Stoney Burke A rodeo contender's Place is on a bronc, not on a platform speaking tor a senatorial candidate Jtoney learns. e- 12:20 Sign Off color programs ,*»

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