Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 17, 1952 · Page 9
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4) i^'EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS In Hollywood BY BBSKINE JOHNSON NEA suit Correspondent Osle Bobbins Seta Her Sights For Shot at Urumatic Acting HOLLYWOOD (NEA) -Behind the Screen: It's m*l<e the grade as a dramatic actress or bust in the case of Gale Robbins. Gale wants to rest her singing voice long enough to try the Duse racket, and it looks like she's going to get her chance. The offers to make like Greer and Jennifer have been coming in, she told me, since the release of Columbia's "The Brigand," in which she plays her first straight role. "I really haven't done anything Important in Hollywood until now," she declared. "Just chucking Red Skelton under the chin and making eyes at Fred Astaire." What about that see-right- through-the-skin dress she wears in "The Brigand?" "I admit It was transparent," Gale said. "The censors came around every day tvWIe I was Wearing It. They could see my whole body through the material, but they counldn't do a thing kbout It. How about that?" * * » * If 20th Century-Fox gives him tlie green light, Gary Merrill will do a Broadway play, "T he Fragile Fox." The play, once owned by the late John Garfield, is a war story about a lieutenant who shoots his captain. Benny Can't Afford It Jack Benny has finally decided to retire from the screen—a good seven years after release of his last feature film. Jack's reason: "I simply cannot afford to make a bad picture." "The Horn Blows at Midnight" was released in 1945 and Jack hasn't starred in a movie since. He told me: "Now, with television I doubt that I ever will. Making movies Is a full -time Job. You can't do it and radio and TV at one time and be successful In all three. And failure In one field hazards your ehancea in the others." Jack plays a bit, as himself, in Betty Hutton's new film, "Somebody Loves Me," but he did it only as a favor to his long-time pal. Producer Bill Perlberg. Author Norman Katkov's forthcoming biogarphy of Fanny Brice will teel this ancedote: When Billy Rose was gallivanting around with Eleanor Holm in 1939, Fanny stayed put In Hollywood, keeping her counsel. She said not a word until one day, irked at the gossip that Billy was leaving her, she asked a friend: "What does Billy see in that Eleanor Holm? There isn't a thing I can't do better than her—except swim." * • « • Looks alikes: Nancy Olson and Clarissa Churchill, bride of Anthony Eden. * * • * The name of Steve Cochran's newest flame—a lass on the Warner lot—would curl your hair. * • * * Nita Naldi is the latest silent screen star to try for a comeback. She's also up for a role in the stage play, "In Any Language." That's the play with the odd parallel to a topical international romance. BELL. SISTERS TOLL ON FILM The warbling Bell Sisters have been set for a Columbia filmusical, to roll in January. * * * • Olivia de Havilland's explanation of her four-years absence from the screen: "I'd rather be forgotten than remembered in a bad picture." * * * * Hattie McDaniel, whose Illness depleted her life's savings, is now at the Motion Picture Country Home, which is supported by members of the film industry. The ailing Oscar winner is still hoping to make a complete recovery and resume her "Beulah" role. * * « * Shelley Winters has just left the faithful press agent who publicized, her long before her click in "A Double Ufe." 41 * • # How that Richard Greene gets Dr. Whitaker First National Banli BIdg. Phone 1022 DENTIST i HARRY A. 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The men, members of the United Mine Workers Union, quit work Tuesday. But they voted Tuesday night to go back to work today. Union headquarters in Springfield directed them to return to the mine and to settle their grievance under their contract provisions. The work stoppage stemmed from the discharge of a miner, Henry Hittlet. L, A. Trovillion, Peabody superintendent of the Taylorville division, said Hittlet struck a foreman with a dinner pail Monday duuring an argument over work instructions. The mine employs 650 workers. It suspended operations after the coal diggers ceased work. around! One night with Mona Freeman, the next with Lady Sylvia Ashley. * * * * The word's out that Lena Home is shedding the big agency that's represented her for years. Lena's vexed because the star role in MGM's "See How They Run" went to Dorothy Dandridge. • • • • Linda Darnell is saying she's happy for Bob Levitt, ex-hubby of Ethel Merman, and his bride, Sherry Chadbourne. Linda and Levitt once discussed marriage, but decided that a movie queen who had lived in Hollywood and an executive tied to New York wouldn't be able to make a go of it. >« * * * Buddy Rogers' salary demand was too high, so Don Porter, not Buddy, will play Ann Southern's publisher boss in her telefilm series for producer Jack Chertok. Bob Thomas interview Failed; Magician Couldn't Guess Her Questions By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD — (AP) —Being a mentalist has Its drawbacks, admits Joseph Dunninger, the famed mind reader and magician. He Is here to help mastermind the filming of "Houdinl". based rather loosely on the life of the great escape artist. Dunninger, who wa.s a colleague and friend of Houdini, has performed his mind reading feats in night clubs and theaters and on radio =ind television. While this has proven extremely profitah^ to him, there are other considerations, too. "For instance," he began, "a few years ago I was to be interviewed by a magazine writer. When she arrived, she dtdnt' ask any questions.- She wanted me to guess what she was asking. I tried to explain that I could only ascertain certaip isolated thoughts, such as her mother's name or a series of digits. We argued about it for half an hour, but she wouldn't give in. Sure enough, the story came out that I had faile dto read her mind." Dunnlnger's reputation naturally precludes any card play. When he was appearing at a Las Vegas casino, the management requested that he stay away from the black jack table . . . "And my friends won't play cards with me," he added. "I can't say I miss it. I don't enjoy gambling. Besides there would be no fun in it, because I would know what the cards were going to be." He is bothered by innumerable practical jokers and gagsters. He smiled wanly when I hid the lunch menu and asked liim to guess what was on it. And then there are just plain pests. "Once I was playing here at the Coconut Grove," he recalled. 'I was sleeping in my room at 4:30 in the morning when I was awakened by a knock at the door. I rose sleepily and found a man with a book in his hand. At first I thought it was a messenger, but he said he had written something in the book and wanted me to guess it. "He said he went to work at five In the morning, so he couldn't come to see my show. Well, I gave him an answer, but it wasn't what he had written in the book." There's nothing like giving folks what they want Following in their fathers footsteps A FATHER has his son's best Interests at heart M you can be sure he wouldn't advise the boy to go with a company unless It offered a good Job with a good future Jamoi Padula thought well enough of Illinois Bell to recommend It to both his sons — James, Jr., and Louis Eobert. And there are 383 other sons who have followed their dada into Illinois BeU. Fathers are particular, too, where their daughters worlc Are working conditions good? Are the girls well paid and considerately treated? If a girl wants a career, is there a real chance for advancement? Like Noelle Elklns, 164 other Illinois Bell daughters have joined their fathers In telephone work. In all, 5 ,478 Illinois Bell people have "kinfolk" In the telephone business. They include sons and daughters, brother* and sisters, husbands and wives, aunts and uncles and cousin*. That's a mighty good sign the telephone company oflert people the kind of jobs they want. The Padnlaa of Illinofs Bell — James, Jr., at left, a cable-splicer, with five years' service; James, Senior, a conduit Inspector, with 45 years' service; and Louis Robert, a construction clerk, with 11 years' service. Dad and daughter—J. R. Elkins, Illinois Bell engineer, shows his identification card to his daughter, Noelle, a telephone service representative. 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