The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 28, 1950
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1950 BLYTHEVIU.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS This Guy Is Making Movies On Little Less than Shoestring By SAW, PKTT * •JBEW YORK. Dec. 28. UP,— Think I oWill that goes into a Hollywood movie. Think of Ihe acres of studio lots, ot the huge sets and Ihe actors, writers, directors and army of technicians. Of the producers and assistant producers and assistant assistants. Of the story conferences and swimming pools and the assistant swimming pools. Now think of Stanley Kubrick. He makes movies, too. Professional movies He's only 32. He doesn't own a swimming pool or a studio or a home or an office. He lives In a one-room Greenwich Village! apartment, which Is his office. His only permanent staff is his wife. He doesn't even own a camera or a single .spot light or an nicer. Kubrick is .working on a full- length movie which he insists can be done for only $50.000. He doesn't own that cither. Very few nonwestern full-length pictures have been made for less than $200.000. Less than a year ago. Kubrick was a staff photographer on a picture magazine. His obsession was movies, lie iholicht they could be irta^e more artistically for less So he saved his money and learned the movie business by watching movies. Some pictures he saw as many as 10 times, studying them carefully ".•Make 'Em Myself" "I had always been interested In movies." he says. "I wanted lo get Into it, ft seemed like the most direct way was to make one myself." While still employed at the magazine, he spent his nights preparing a shooting script. A friend in the Bronx composed background music With S3.000 which he had saved and S2.000 which lie borrowed from a bank, he went lo work. His locations were .real apartments and streets and an arena. His cast was made up of real people, not actors He did everything else himself from directing to arranging the lights, stands and reflectors. Within .six shooting days, he had himself a 12-minnte short titled "The Day of the Fight." Dramatically. It tells 'he story of the rising tension that plagues a boxer as a bout approaches. The fighter in this case was Walter Cartier, a club performer whose performance almost ruined the picture. "Walter was fine in the scenes before the fight." Kubrick recalls "But he made the fight Itself too short. He finished the other guy In (lie second round. So, much later, we had to rcshoot, some of the fight scenes and It took some persuasion to get the other boxer and the ref- crre and handlers back for a re~he picture co.'t $5,000 and Kll- hnck sold it to RKO "at an Impressive profit,." RKO liked his work so well they had him direct a documentary short about a fly- Ing priest in New Mexico. That was last October. iVo Scls, nig Shots About the same time. Kubrick and a poet-friend. Howard O. Sackler, wrote a .full-length script about four soldiers caught behind enemy lines. It is nn allegory full of action and symbolism concerning man's search for his own Identity. "I'm certain we can do It, for .'50.000." Kubrick says. "The answer is careful planning. We have worked out on paper' every scene, every shot. There will be no writers, producers, directors or art directors to contend with. There won't be any time lost in argument or discussion There nill be only one boss—me "There will be no sets. We'll shoot the whole thing outdoors. We'll have only four principal actors and 10 extras. We'll use professional cameramen and Rdps and electricians and sound engineers, but we'll only " ecrf £ e m for 15 or 20 shooting days. We 11 rent all the equipment." •S" !?7" p ns to strirt shooting either this winter in California or next spring in the east. SffiAll we need." he says, "Is some wrest and hills." And the money? savs^and is P'lttins up half. Kubrick "It's a nice way." lie nrtds "to make a movie, to make some money to have some fun and creative satisfaction." Sro Run to Bo Lighted VIENNA —(,PI_ One of Austria's most sccnic skj nms _ | oca(cd at Kitzbiiehe! in the Tyrolean Alps will be floodlighted this winter for mpht skiing. It' the first floodlighted ski run in Austria and. acco'rillno to Eur a ope.'""° ri!iCS - °"' y " 1C "" rd Kilzbuchcl is preparing for a rcc- " CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS Joyce j— _ Phone 389-.I B and ]' W Club Meets The Business 'and Professional Women's Club held their Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Cliff Smith Tuesday evening. Co-hostesses were Mrs. port Randolph. Miss Jo Juda and Mrs. Nathan Wood. Miss Jewel Williams was assisted by Miss Nclle Lee Dorroh and Miss Janetle Hamra in presenting a program on Christmas customs over the world and a group singing of carols was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Smith. Twenty-eight members and two guests, Mrs. Robert Meek of Earle, Ark., and Mrs. J. R. Meek, attended. Wcslcjan Guild Meets The Brower Unit of the Wesleyan Service Guiicf met Monday evening at the MethoodLst Church. Miss Grace Badgett. deaconess for this county, was an honored guest. : The unit spent the early part of the evening caroling for shut-ins and returned to the church for their meeting. Miss Betty Lois Walkins and Miss Martha Belle Brewer were hostesses. Garden CIuli Has Vule I'arly Mrs. R. C. Dent entertained on Monday evening for 24 members of the Garden Club. Mrs. E. C. Pierce was co-hostess. No program was planned for this meeting, the members preferring to exchange gifts and I'isplay decorations made by each member. Mrs. J. W. McClosfcey received the drawing prize and Mrs. William Hartnett attended as a new member. €imirin e ham-Malone Miss Caroline Malone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Malone of Wardcll. Mo., became the bride of Lyman Richa'rd Cunningham, son of Mrs. Nellie Cunningham and L. R. Cunningham of this city in » small church ceremony in Columbia. Mo.. Dec. 10, at 3;00 p.m. Dr. Fred E. Nciger read the nuptial vows at the Calvary Baptist Church. Miss Malone chose for her wedding, a brown spring suit and green accessories with a corsage of yellow flowers. Attending Miss Malone was Miss Betty Heed of Hayti, Mo., who wore a green suit with brown accessories and a corsage of yellow flowers. Lee Dorroh of this city served as best man. Mr. Cunningham is now connected with the Jimmy Osburn Funeral Home and'after the wedding trin the couple will make their home In Wardell, Mo. P- E. O.'Meefo • Mrs. John W. Sawyer, Jr.. assisted by Mrs. Jack Hopke and Mrs. John i Sawyer, Sr..,,', entertained on Monday with a CHfislmas party for Chapter DM of the P.' E. O. Sisterhood. Mrs. Frank Slent/. and Mrs. W. V. Robinson, Jr. assisted Mrs. John Sawyer, Sr. in presenting a program entitled "The World's Great Madonnas". Farm Home Circle Meets Mrs. R. E. Adkins, Mr.s. Bert Ekcrth of Blytheville. and Mrs. Pannie .Mullinlks were guests on Wednesday when Mrs. E. L. Davis held the annual Christmas parly of the Farm Home Circle in her home with a pot-luck luncheon at noon. During the afternoon ccntcst games were played with Mrs. Gene Brown winning a prize. Christmas gifts and Sunshine gifts were exchanged and after revealing her Sunshine Friend for the past year, each member drew a name for her Sunshine Friend for 1951. P- T. A. Meets Preceding the business and social meeting of the Grade School Parent-Teachers A-ssoclation Friday afternoon, the Rev. Floyd Brower, Pastor of the Methodist church, led a study group In a discussion on "When is a child a real problem?". Mrs. W. M. James, vice-president, presided during the busincs ssession and Mrs. O. R. Preslon read the P. T. A. Prayer. Committee reports were given and the attendance award went to the first grades. Mrs. Redman Dunham, music supervisor of the grade school presented a group of younger students in the manger scene in full costume | and a eroup of older students form- i ed a living chrislrnas tree. The I grade school glee club sang several carols. Christian Women's Council Meets Nine members were present Thursday afternoon at the home on Mrs. Leltie Neeley when the Wo- mens Council of the Christian Church met. Mrs. H. S. Smith presented a program-titled "A Prophet In His Own Country". Packages were prepared lo send to the Christian Church old peoples home after which refreshment.! were served by the hostess at the close of the meeting. NtVfK ASK FOR "ASPIRIN" ALONE Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW t!i (.ornmunily Cenler" MANILA, ARK. s Sat. & Sim. I'h. 58 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. I.ast Times Tod Sty HOT ROD" f t Jsmrs t.vdon - Gloria Winfcri ALSO ,\'E\VS i SHORTS Last Times Today rr CRISIS C.VUV (JKANT rr Friday "BELLS OF CORONADO ROY ROGERS LUXORA NEWS Mrs. (1. C. Driver Holiday Social KvenU Mr. and Mrs. A. B .Rozelle. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olive, Mr. and Mrs. John Ford, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hall were co-hosts ut a dinner party held last Saturday night at the school cafeteria. Seven tables of bridge and two tables of canasta were played during the evening. Mrs. Bowen Thompson 'and Mrs. G. C. Driver were co-hostesses to the Luxora Book Club at the home of Mrs. Driver Tuesday night Mrs. Charles Howard presented the program on the life of Charles Dickens with recorded carols as accompaniment, Gifts were exchanged by the fifteen members present, and tile hostesses presented gifts to the two visitors present. Mrs. P. T. Frccar and Mrs. Hilton Stephenson. The Fidelis class of the Baptist Sunday School held Its annual Christmas dinner party at the church Friday evening. The Rev. and Mrs. L. T. Lawrence of Osccola. were special guests, presenting the story of the innkeeper. Gifts were exchanged afterward, terward. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen were hosts to their Canasta Club Saturday night with a dinner party at, their home. Gifts were exchanged by the club members at the conclusion of the games. Mr. and Mrs. M. Sliman. Lux Theater owners, were hosts lo pupils and the faculty of the Luxora schcols Tuesday afternoon with their annual Christmas theater party. Home room mothers were hosts to the sophomore class of the high school Wednesday at thj cafeteria at a refreshment party, following gift exchanges by the class members. Personals Student. 1 ! attending out-of-town colleges and spendfng the holidays with parents and relatives here Include Miss Helen Hanna of F'rcect- Hardemnn College. Miss Wade McHenry of Louisiana' State Misses Betty Mifflin and Wilma Layne of Arkansas State Teachers, Miss Joan Shanks of Southwestern at Memphis. Miss Evelyn Hill of Baptist Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas Tommy Stanford of the University of Arkansas. James L. Edwards of Arkansas Slate, Cleo Hanna of Frecd-Hardeirmn, George McLendon of the University of Missouri Mrs. J. D. Hires and Mr. and Mrs Jay Kochcnderfer and son are spending the holidays in Memphis with Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Eberdt and daughter. Dr. and Mrs. W. D. McClurkln and daughter of Nashville, Tenn., are visiting here for several days with Mrs. Mcclurkin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Powell. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olive and family spent Christmas with relatives in Wynne. Mr. and Mrs. Ray whitmore and family have Just returned home after a visit of several days with relatives in Idabcl, okla. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin S. Wilson and daughter of Bobo. Miss., arc visiting Mr. Wilson's grandmother, Mrs. Louis Spann. Mr. and Mrs Bowen Thompson and daughter arc spending the holidays in Conway with Mrs. Thompson's mother, Mrs. W. E. Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Odom are visiting relatives in Memphis for PAGE BANDING TOGETHER —In their !in,i appearance before the news camera since iheir rccenl wedding, Shirley Temple ami her new husband, Charles Clack, Eliow off tlieir wedding rings al his parents' Francisco borne. The S2-ye. r-old screen star said she is giving up her career and will devote herself lo being a housewife and takiny rare al her daughter. several days. Mrs. P. T, Ficcar left last week for Shrevcport, La., after an extended visit here with her sister. Mrs. J. I. Mifflin. Mrs, Ancel Montgomery and son,. Travis, of Pascagoula, 'MISS., arc ' visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Majors for several clays. Mr. and Mrs, Auten Chitwood and son arc spending the holidays: 111 Harrison and Mulberry, Ark. j Members of the Luxora school! faculty spending the holidays out- of-town include Mr. and Mrs. Tye Adams and daughter to Enterprise. Ala.; Miss Emma Lee Kcnnamer to Conway; Mrs. Raymond Pate to Parkin and Booneville; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Bradley and daughter to Harrison and Clinton; Miss Grctchen Barnes to Reinze, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Renshsw lo Memphis and Jonesboro; Mrs. J. I. Milflin and daughter to Smackover; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hays to Pine Bluff and parngoiild, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marshall and daughter of Jonesboro, are visiting Mrs. Marshall's parents, the Kcv. and Mr.s. A. B. Hill, for several clays. Ret. James I,. Smith of Ft. Jack, i :on, S. C.. is .spending several clays here with his mother, Mrs. J. W. Smith. Miss Catherine Tennyson of Memphis spent Christinas here with her sister, Mrs. C. B. Thomas, and family. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Williams are visiting their daughter. Mrs. .lame* V. McRae. and family in Steel*, Mo., for a week. THEATRE 2019 West Main Optn Weekdays S:IS Show SUrls T-.OO Saturdays A Sundays 1:»0 Always a Double Feature Thursday & Friday —PLUS "Sea Island" (In Technicolor) Also Cartoon "Boy & Tht Ea 3 l." in Technicolor SATURDAY is the day The DIXIE PIG litilTojvn... 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