Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 25, 1954 · 61
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 61

Oakland, California
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Sunday, April 25, 1954
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at IfMI'Illllllll!!!!!! Oakland Tribune Sunday, CURTAIN CALLS Prospects for Bay Theater-Season i - t , ; - 1 : ' . . , ; , Are Encouraging I ly WOOD SO AN IS Slowly but rarely the theater season of 1953-54 is drawing to a close contracts become inoperative under the union rules; except in special cases, on May 31. This, of course, is the New York area. Here on the Pacific Coast things are just beginning to hum and from all the signs in the sky the summer and fall operations will be well worth the attention of the theatergoers, particularly since Uncle Sara has reduced -: hlM tax bite. f On Wednesday evenine. at the Curran, Maufice Evans Urttt for a time and finally be-.-tT1 rr4v tt.itH M mrrfnv came involved in a musical. w m w -m mmm9 vv wjij of Broadway players to explain in detail, through (he medium of -Dial M for Murder," just how to prepare for; a "perfect ctwk" and. consequently, just bow to get caught ; Oddly enuugh this is only the second contemporary play in -which Evans has appeared in this country, although in England where he served his apprenticeship he played many roles in many modern comedies and dramas before establishing himlf as ote of the leading spenenu of Shakespeare in this diy and age Hmlm f-fMi Fatka Gertrude Bromberg. his female Boawell of the moment, was djcuxjing his salad days recently and came up with some Information that was new to roe at least. I didn't know, for instance, that his falser adapted parts of Thomas Hafdys novels in dramatic form so that young Evans could participate in amateur theatricals with suitable material. The first time I came across Evans name was when he was an employe of Chappell and Company, the EngLhh musical publisher. Seems ivmt he was a clerk of some sort who spent htj evenings appearing in what the English .call "private theatricals." At all events he was a friend of Martin Broones, then Involved with entertainment in England. Br"ntvwlK married Charlotte Green wood aad is still married to her. thus' destroying forever the Hollywood tradition that marriage between artists, he being a.cctr.por, she being a stage and screen star, is never successful told me about young Evans back in 1137 r W when we were in New York. He disrupted Evans beginnings and prophesied that He day he would go places. Dew the Glery Read Well, of cowrie. It j as an easy prophesy because by 1913 Evans was slready rr-irchir.g sturdily along the glory road. He had had three lush years and was even then preparing for his pro-dacrion of the fall length ver-soo of "Hamlet," and be already had the praises of; the critics ringing in his ears as a consequence of his masterful irnper-sonauon of "King Richard H- was on saff ground. But to get back to Miss Brom- "It was John van Pruten who gave young Evan rus first role in this country as the frus-helains! band. Mxsa Brora berr trated but invincible school said the other day. Tilt banded teacher in The Browning Ver-him his first nvaof West End sion. role la Diversion. Unfortu- That same year be under-eauly the play Wasn't any took the chore of artistic direc-good but Evsns 'got dandy tor of the New York City Center Botkes and won! the role Theater company and appeared Fcr Ycrr Greatest Mil fUm tAttAtA ITAKWTCX nrax nooiiUaHTEn . 1 8 Til IAVa"leelsr j i - : fveaM mB-SJi a,.taVbBaat W.lkt, I V CtXilf J RlMIMa4aMItUUiV IN- S seaeiau tt u -sarar? tut . . I f SMaawta.savwaif nr. I t sua.tex.SlUa. I) Z ....... . mm. ' anRBiun lacan ti sa I ut m i mimh,. II ItXA. 1-5CS3 j-.;i;jliuii.i.t.ji I ET2,S?. ? 2ti( 1 1 Xl'J t M 1 1 1 1 1 iTTITTrryi -..Trsr?". 1 LC3 TRAILER Wavt TWy A iZZtlkU yk CBV W' teaiaW lajf1 JCae)(J t - B-J of LL. Raleigh in Journey' End. After that he played in The name of that ill-starred opus was 'Ball at the Savoy and it was the handiwork of a struggling and as yet unrecognized librettist named Oscar Hammerstein II. Evans might never have amounted to anything had it not been for the late Dame May Whitty, mother of Margaret Webster. Dame May took a liking tc the lad and wangled-him an assignment at the Old Vic" At la si He Was Learning Now it la a known fact that OId Vic WI eff m ri ence rather than greenbacks. In Evans case it was a blessing because during the period of his service he managed to play most of the roles in the major Shake spearean repertory. He may have been hungry at times, but he was always working, and .always learning. And in the end his presence at the Old Vic was to prove profitable. He was playing "Hamlet" there when Guthrie McClintic wandered in to see what was going on. McClintic wasn't especially interested either in "Hamlet" or Evans. He was quietly going berserk trying to find a suitable Romeo to play opposite his wife, Katharine Cornell, in "Romeo and Juliet" Lo and behold, Evans proved to be his man. l-ng Partnership "In 1134" said Miss Bremberg. picking up the conversational thread agauv "Evans made his first" American appearance in Baltimore as the star-crossed lover of Shakespeare's tragedy, and until 1M when he produced and appeared in Terrence Rattigan's The Browning Version, he has been associated almost exclusively with the Bard's plays before American audiences. "An American citizen since 1941. Evans enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was put in. charge f the entertainment section in the Pacific Area. He staged a variety of attractions for the soldiers but the most successful was his GI version of 'Hamlet.' Its popularity prompted Mike Todd to sponsor a Broadway production after the war. "In 1M7, he turned from Shakespeare to Shaw and produced his most popular, success to date, Man and Superman, which ran for 2S5 performances in New York and toured for . eijht months after that. In 1949 be essayed bis first non-classical tUrkb::rt TCrffl! - naS) I VII -ar , , 1a . In-Cor Healers! Adults C5t Kaa4 tmmtm mt U mm Il: ' Ht rn- mm a a t-J rinait risin-oartiM usrosr SZCwT F125T - April 25, 1954 4 1 Wendell Corey, as the business tycoon of "Scbrina Fair" cynically surveys the affairs of the two love-birds, Diana Lynn and Maurice Marsac in1 one of the amusing sequences In the new play at the Geary. y I loan Fontaine who has to cope with Bob Hope in -Casanova's Big Night" which is the currant Fox Oakland attraction. in Shaw's The Devil's Disciple. At another time he revived Richard II for the Center. Meantime, he was dabbling in movies and it was when he went to London for the musical 'Gilbert and Sullivan' that he happened across the manuscript of Dial M for Murder'." This year Evans has been as busy as a bird dog. He has been playing "Dial M for Murder" eight times weekly ' in New York; he produced The Teahouse of the August Moon which won the nod from the New York Drama Critics Circle as the best play of the year; and gave TV two of its most distinguished presentations, "Hamlet" and "King Richard II." I rwALeSrsVCMAnxowsstrs i : 2 IT TICMMlCOLOtt . Z tVUoaf RUHYOM Z XTOfJEY J KJor.ii'or.m Plan: JOHN rATNf THE 7AHQ1 : .ti w . a: -a .VsiCSAlUCISA 'sza"ni?s kaaaiy till I CW eVl f 1 fcaVf UJO I Vie snrsoca tuessa i "Feminine Thrills" Hit I Ul 8013 ti. Great Music One Feature Of 'Rhapsody' In "Rhapsody," at Uje Paramount, Vittorio Gassman is seen as a violin - soloist playing Tschaikowsky's violin concerto, plus excerpts from Beethoven, 'Mendelssohn and Paganini Concertos, a Lalo symphony, a Brahms sonata and elections by Sarasate, : Debussy, Saint-Saens and Nova'cek and at the piano, John Ericson warms up With Chopin etudes and nocturnes, and pieces by Beethoven, Scria-bin, Schumann, Weber ... and Liszt. His major ' number is Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, It is all great. music, brilliantly played, but the actual piano and violin solos are performed respectively by Claudio Arrau, Chilean concert ' pianist who gave a recital at the War Memorial Opera House in San Fraritisco a few months ago, and Michael Rabin, 17-year-old violin virtuoso who appeared with the San Francisco Symphony this season. Sharing the Paramount bill is "Gypsy Colt," story about a girl and her pet horse. Donna Corcoran and Ward - Bond are starred. Next attraction at the Paramount will be the CinemaScope production, ' "Night People." Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Rita Gam and the Swedish actress Anita Bjork are featured. New Thrush in Offing HOLLYWOOD L i z a b e t h Scott, who once worked as Tal-lulah Bankhead's understudy, says she's studying singing for a possible Las Vegas date. HOWARD HUOHIS JAWE RUSSELL ClllEIT IIL1II IITIII iimcm ' HIT icttllf . tichnTcolor a imu ctincrt i 1 ..VEDKSSDaYI- i T "-a. 1 I aaaaaaaal m .mm turn r.: r -v m ,BBBBaav- .aap- I i . l 81 III XVT n urn fc ? J OVERPAID? NOT ME! Needle in ROME, April 24.A'mong . the many important movie stars, in Rome at the moment is Humphrey Bogart, who is making a picture called "The Barefoot Contessa? with Ava Gardner. We caught Mr. Bogart in the bar- of the - Excelsior where most of the. higher paid movie stars while away their hours when they , are not work ing. ., . .'-V, . , . "Mr. Bogart," we said, "1 have a brother-in-law who -lives- in Kew Gardens Hills, Long Island, and he wanted me to ask you why movie stars make so much money. He says, he doesn't believe anyone should make $200,-000 a picture. .That's . what my brother-in-law says. '' v - Mr. Bogart , snarledi, iWelL you-can tell your brother-in-law that I'm worth $200,000 a picture for 'the simple reason I can V r Elizabeth Taylor who Is the Body." her latest release.' which is now on exhibition at the' Paramount Theater. 'Genevieve' Amuses Audiences at Globe "Genevieve" continues . t o amuse audiences at the Globe (formerly Telenews) theater. The color comedy shows a race that develops during the annual London-to-Brighton run of the BriUsh Veteran Car Club. .With Henry Cornelius at the directorial steering v(heel, the fun-fest stars John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Dinah Sheridan and Kenneth More. CONTINUOUS ALU DAT' ShtMaVaaUpHarMM ' FraMTiM Bottom OfHarHaaat- AJiD IT ALL COMES TRUE: mm mom. rsau : . -np-imp CXTKA CANIVAL IN Aran." I ADDED! la Tachalcalar - BBapaBaaaaaaaaBB aJaaaaXaaQaBUaaVaBaaV Ciaaaa Scape! Tackaicalar "KIKG Or TEE , KUTBCB niFLXS" Tirana Pwf Terry afvsra AN e V r, M I J xheatuee ixon . ELACK LACCOn" Plus: Jack Falaaca -MAI II TEE ATTIC". Tap fhH iiiar ' "oke sun::i3 '. cr nAPPKTaSS" i " In Calar! Peggi Caatla. "i. "ssa cr cells stsssv In talar! Stertina KarSaa , TIS3TO ATTraCT ' Tivfz Stark Slavaaa -jack suirr :i tmmnwv reeat itt4S m. Dopr Open 2:45lQf A D' I 2 TOP HITS IN TECHHICOLOR " mA . WW Wallet Sets bogie Roaring a RT get it, Furthermore; the reason I, get it is because I can make a lot more money for thej exhibitors than $200,000. When my name is. on the picture people .come into the theater and see.it. I make money .fori other people so why shouldn't I get paid -: for doing, it. What does your brother-in-law; do? . Working Day and Night - ; "My brother-in-law is an estimator in a lumber yard in Brooklyn.; He estimates lumber." . . ; . f .'.; ' "Yeh, well tell your brother-in-law that when a picture of mine. is, released, there are 500 prints' made and. they're sent out all over the world. There's only." one of him, but there .are 500 of me and . I'm working all the time, day and night bringing in f money. .That should answer his question." j: r. '.!.- . . marquee magnet of Finland Subject of Thursday Travelogue "Finland Land Of Sunshine" is the title of the fnexj World Adventure travelogue to be presented by Oakland' Community Forum Thursday at 6:15 p.min the Paris Theater. - " - . Narrated by explorer Hal Linker, the film takes the armchair traveler to the Manner-heim Children's Castle, Helsinki and all the little'traveled spots of this tiny democracy, m Tickets are available at Sher man, Clay in Oakland. V! " ESS Ders Opn at 5:45 a.m. ALL DAT SCNDAT It Should "ARABIANS la COLDK CAITOAN I tha BOCKIS8' LATEST NEWS I tsi8vrinit' 2 na TTjurs Korrm Koirs-vs-Cors sznsation rrcAiv.'Ar:2CtDJ! : LAST DAT! Oi-JT::irnO fcAliU aSfwatara . "WBIEaC tha TKADEWINDS LAT t ' . j ' J V r- - if -i - if1 "Rhop- EZSlSTHirTSTTI 1:1 la. r : r - - -.at f BllUUftllt - But my brother-in-law says that acting is lust a matter of memorizing lines and anyone " 20 years agoOnce they're gone can do it. He says that even if l won't get $200,000 a picture, you make a mistake they just What kind .of following doe film the scene over again. It brother-in-law have?-isnt like estimating lumber Too Many Pools where if you make a mistake you ; can't do it over again. My brother-in-law : says acting is like stealing money . WeH, 111 TeU You ... I Mr. Bogart was starting to feel the needle. "Your brother-in-law is like all the .underpaid, underprivileged brothers-in-law in the world. They all think there is nothing to acting. Well I'll tell you something. I'll let your brother-in-law act in a picture and I'll take his job of estimating lumber and I'll bet you I'll last longer at his job than he lasts at mine. Has your brother-in-law got a face A like mine? "No he's much younger and better looking," we said. "Well isn't that just too bad. Do you realize tnat one of the reasons I get paid $200,000 a picture is because people like myiace? Little kids with money in, their hot fists like it, old , women like it, I have the great- est following of children up to eight years . old and over 60 years- of any actor in Hoily- ' - f " 1 ' - ' ' "I V - f 7 ' - v I ' .s x V i I Virginia Bosler and Earl Williams are featured playejra In "Brigadoon" which will open the Civic Light Opera season at the Curran on May 17. - T S BOB HOPE JOAN FONTAll TtOHW-w i , Matt 1W8 SMI -54150LS. w . m W ' fcb!ea si VAS SOON MAKLON BANQ ta -JULILS CAESAK- OPEN "I IS:48 r.SI. t Toe ITS 1 s ACAasMT awaae 58 pBanoaB (CSV) QQs';i'J wood. The old women are grata ful because thev remember mo ! "My brother-in-law !says he thinks movie stars have loose morals and too many swimming: pools." . '. ! .. . ' I Mr. Bogart gripped bis glass hard.- "I've been married four times. I know more about marriage than your brother-in-law will ever know if he lives to be 100. No one who's been married four times can ; be accused of loose ; morals. And. as for the swimming pools, I don't happen - Continued Page B-3, CoL j4t ' ttc Jtotfic& rOX OAKLAND "Casanova's Bta ' Nlnht." 12:30. 4. :30. II n lm.s "Forever reinala," 3:15. :. :13 p.m. . GLORE "Cencvleva," 11:34, 1:38. :3C, 4:44, 7:32. 10 p.m. i PA K AMOUNT "Khapiody," t:tf, S, 8:13, 11:3S p.m. OXlE "It Should Happen fa You." 12:36, I:0, 3:22, 7:33, :32 p.m. T St 0 "Yankee Pasha, U p.m.;; 3:03 a.m. 1:40.14:43, t;J, IOWII "Living Desert," S:33, 8:40, 10:43 p.m. 3:25. 4:30, M, ad v - v I St UltS flit Tonni4V ' ut j OFEN 1 r.M St&ititta ALL LAUGH p-, -S3 SHOW! iiJL xmM s STE8E0PH0NIC SOUND 'Hwmm Academy Award Winner , BEST FEATURE ; . W ' (DeCMmcnrarv) ' OPEN asm H:S EARTHA KITT si.v m ,-wm 1 P.M. I IVEsTT. J I. A I j 1 TKUtaoOUMt, iabaf 1 8 aHjaaij ' ft" ivinmsss e twaa pha. 4

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