The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1955
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MONDAY, OCTORKR 3, 1055 BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.1 COURIER NEWS PAGM KINE ourier NewsMagazine Busty British Belles Get Nod from TV Producer By DICK KLEINER We might have here the .makings of a delightful international incident. Dave McDonald, director of ABC-TV's "The Vise," which is filmed in England, comes out and says, "These British actresses have it all over American actresses." That's what you might call a flat statement, except he's talking about curves. "The British girls are more beautiful, have far better figures and are more versatilely talented," MacDcmald continues. And he worked in Hollywood for years, too, so ha knows whereof he continues. He singles out several of his British belles — Jill Clifford, who .would make men "ignore" Hollywood scrawnies like Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe; Eunice Gayson, "who out-ginas Gina;" and names like Kay Callard, Jennifer Jayne, Sandra Dome and Maureen Swanson. He also mentions some figures — Miss Dome, he says, is 38-24-38 and Miss Callard is 38-24-37. Those must be British telephone numbers. A FEW FAST FACTS: Seems like "Star Tonight." the show ihat gives young actors a chance to have leading roles, is paying off. Barbara Joyce did her stint on the show and is now a top candidate for the lead in tlje Australian company of "Tea and Sympathy" . . . Although there's been much mail asking Robert Montgomery to continue the stock company he used all summer, the network (NBC-TV) said no ... Fred Robbins will give up his disc jockey work to MC CBS- Radio's new talent show, "Young Ideas," coming up in October . . . Gary Crosby entertained passengers in a plane for six hours, when it was held up by bad weather over Detroit. • * * In the TV trade, the actors and actresses talk about getting "identified" with a part. That means playing a part so long" and so often that the viewers forget the, name of the actor, and think only of the name of the character. It can also mean that the part begins to get under the actor's skin. .Patricia Barry, the lovely star of NBC-TV's detergent opera, "First Love," is carrying this Identification business pretty far. She's feeling "queasy" these mornings—and it's Laurie James who's ;oing- to have the baby. But Pat plays Laurie five days a week, so she almost feels like she 'IS Laurie. Being on a soap opera—"Wait, don't say soap opera," Pat says. "We call it a 'Lotion legend.' Soap- operas have a bad reputation, but they can be good. I think 'First Love' Is well-written, well-acted and it isn't hokey. There are no gangsters. We are real people in real situations. Being on a soap opera — oops, lotion legend — is much tougher on TV than it was on radio. The 15-minute show goes on in New York at 4 p.m., but they work every day from 12:30. There are five rehearsals. "The trouble is," says Pat. "that most of these rehearsals are for the technical side of things — camera angles, direction and so on. Not enough time, r feel, is given to the artistic department," Pat has a day off each week — she's written out that day — and can similarly be written put for a few days to accept parts in the big night-time TV dramas. Then she makes up the time by working five-a-weefc for a while. But there's nothing in her contract giving her time off when she's queasy. literary Guidepost Heavyweight Lottery In Two Volumes Broadway Scramble More Shows Than Theatres By DICK KLEINER NBA Staff Corerspoiulnit NEW YORK — (NKA) — They're fighting for theaters along Broadway, as the curtain is about to .go up on the 1955-56 theatrical season. A near-record ruimber of new shows are being prepared and, at the same time, houses to present them in are getting fewer. The famous old Ziegfield Theatre is the last in a long line of legitimate houses to be taken over by TV as a studio, and the little' 48th Street Theatre was almost completely wrecked when a water tank crashed through the roof. They'll probably convert it into a parking lot. So the theaters that still remain Wooden Dish." open for business lire being frantically pursued by the producers of THE TONTINE. By G'ostain. Doubleday. Thomas B. A tontine, on which is built this L thers oversize, over-weight novel in two Atl s j gns p0 i n t to one of the most 112 comedies, dramas, musicals and assorted stage tid-bits already planned for this season. Of that figure, many will undoubtedly fail to arrive — lack of furtris, out-of-town flops, no available theater—and possibly some be added to the list. exciting seasons in recent Broadway history. It's exciting in prospect because volumes and more than 900 pages, is a lottery. You buy chances for persons within certain age groups, the money is invested and participants draw interest, but the grand kitty goes finally to the last survivor in each group. Costain opens his story in his- | ... toric June, 1815; the Iron Duke and j There . u be siars h'k e ciaudette O)d Boney are squared off at Wat- Co i ljcrt in her f irs t Broadway Vp- erloo; London hears a rumor thai pearance Dutch soldiers are on the run back ^ollywoo' through the streets of Brussels. Samuel Carboy, of the old firm of Grace and Carboy, won't sell England short; so while everyone else unloads, , Carboy buys, and founds a fabulous fortune. He's the first to pick one of the three tontine contenders with whom we are most concerned; instead of cutting off son Alfred, of whom he disap- Broadway will show off plays by top writers, and plays based on bo M.-selling novels. There's a new play — actually two one-act plays — by Arthur Miller, called *'A View Prom the Bridge," with Van Heflin and J. Carroll Naish. There's a dramatization Frank's ''The Diary of of Anne Young Girl," which has been changed to of Anne Frank" for the Diary stage. F. Scott Fitzgerald's stories have of the names of stars, because of j been adapted by Sally Benson, the playwrights and composers j and the resulting "Young and Beau- represciued, because of the mag- tiful" will star Lois Smith. A new nitude of some of the offerings, comedy by George Axelrod, his first " " Dome Swanson ^ Resort owners in the Catskills tell of a new phenomenon — families ffoing away for vacations no longer ask about the climate or the swimming pool or the food. All they want to know is whether the TV reception is good. Mark Godson and Bill Todman, who've specialized in panel shows, have a new project — making TV films out of the Landmark Book series for youngsters. Although these dramatizations of historical events are designed specifically for the youth. Goodson-Todman feel that adults will enjoy them. too. So ihey'll be scheduled for early evening: screening. DICK'S QUICKIE: Jack Sterling, of CBS-Radio's "Make Up Your Mind." defines an agent as "a guy who is constantly sore because you're getting 90 per rent of his salary," LIGHTLY AIRED GEXE At'TRY (CBS-Radio"): Pat Buttram got on the scales the other day and a card came oui that said. "Come back ui 10 minutes ,— alone." proves, he buys a chance for him. A middle-aged admirer of his young [ daughter, Isabella. enters her in the- contest; and a Carboy groom, Groody, invests most of a small inheritance in the name of his pretty daughter Nell. It's sort of like the $64,000 question, only you wait decades to learn the answer. In the meantime a vast array of costumed characters occupy you with their loves and hates, intrigues, jealousies and crimes; and the scenes are set in England, America, the Caribbean, South Africa and Europe. For all its size and heft, Costain's novel reads well, you never lose the thread, and you never catch him padding—unless to be sure the whole thing is a kind of padding. But it kept me reading attentively, for it seemed to me Costan knew his material thoroughly, | and had skilfully wrung out of it j the .since sjie star many became years ago; — Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Van Faye Heflin, Joseph Schildkraut, Emerson. Jean Pierre Aumont, Louis Calhcrn, Orson Bean, Tyrone Power. Patricia N e a 1, Rosalind Russell, Viveca Lindfnvs, Joanne Dru, Carol Channing, Uta Hagen, Ben Gazzara, Shelley Winters, Margaret Sullavan, Claude Dauphin, Jan Sterling. Sammy Davis, Jr., Helen Traubel. Lena Home, Eddie Albert, Ilona Massey, Gladys Cooper, Johnny Desmond, Sam Levene. Allan Jones, Margaret Whiting. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom, ;oris karloff. Julie Harris.. Ruth Gordon, D^vid Wayne, Michael Redgrave. Ralph Meeker. Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Ethel Waters the since vThe Seven-Year Itch," is intriguingly titled "Will Success Spoil Rock. Hunter?" Orson Bean, Jayne Mansfield and Martin Gabel will star in this one. Patrick Dennis' best-selling "Auntie Mame" has been made into a vehicle for Rosalind Russell. Guy Eolton has adapted Henry James' ''Child of Fortune," and Nina Foch has been signed as the star. Joe Stein and Will Glickman, who wrote last season's hit, "Plain and Fancy," have two new musicals ready— "Happily Ever After 1 ' and "Mr. Wonderful" which will feature Sammy Davis, Jr. Nelson Algren's powerful novel, "The Man With the Golden Ann," has been adapted into a play by Jack Kirkland and Jan Sterling heads the cast. James Thurber is one of the contributors to a revue, "Nine O'clock Revue." Sam.son and the king and queen of theater, Alfred Lunt and Fontanne. j "The Queen of Sh- but already Marc B Jitzstein's This list is imposi nn 'Raphaelson has made a musical for Home out of the story of ieba." JACQUELINE SCOTT: For this newcomer, "The Wooden Dish." ert Sherwood has a new comedy, "Small War on Murray Hill." Howard Lindsay and Russell Grouse have two projects—a musical about burlesque called "Strip for Action" and a new play, ''The Great Sebastian," which is the vehicle the Lunts will appear in. Lillian Hellman has transplanted and adapted Jean Anouilh's play about Joan of Arc. "The Lark, '* and Julie Harris will be Joan with Boris Karloff as the I inquisitor. Rutb Gordon heads the cast which will play Thornton Wildcr's story, "The Matchmaker." Eudora Welty's big . novel, "The Ponder I Heart," has been turned into a stage comedy by the crack team of Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields, and David Wayne has been tapped to head the cast. Christopher Fry has adapted Jean Giraudoux' play. "Tiger at the Gate," with Michael Redgrave and Leueen McGrath in the leads. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe have turned Shaw's "Pygmalion" into a musical—as yet untitled for Broadway—with Rex Harrison and JUDY TYLER: "Pipe Dream" comes true for TV princess. TAMMY GRIMES: An ama*. ing break for "Amazing: Adele.'* the story-book aspect of Broadway —an unknown kid getting a starring part—has come to pass. Three leads in three big productions nave gone to unknown girls. In the coming Rodgers and Ham- ! his best story yet. Power, Yerby \And a Little Bit Humdrum the leading ingenue part has gone to Judy Tyler. Her only previous claim to fame was playing Princess Summerfall Winter-spring on "Howdy-Doody" TV show. Another musical of which much W. G. Rogers I is expected is the Anita Loos story. "The Amazing Adele." And another unknown girt. Tammy Grimes. snagged the leading part opposite recording star Johnny Desmond. The third unknown, Jacqueline Scott, won the starring part wi:h Louis Calhern in a play called "The musical "Reu- Julie Andrews set ot star. Mary ben Reuben " with Eddie' Albert i Chase, who wrote "Harvey," has a new comedy coming called "Lolita." And that's only the cream of the crop—or what looks like the cream now. There'll surely be some surprise hits, too, and some of the cream may sour. That's what makes Broadway. and Kaye Ballard in the leads, is on thti schedule. James Hilton's "Lost Horizon" has been turned into a musical, "Shangri-La," by the co-authors of last season's hit musical. "Pipe Dream," | dramBi "inherit the Wind." Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Rob- INTRIGUING NEW TITLE, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" Is subject of this rehearsal by Orson Bean and Jayce Mansfield. Faulkner Reflects on Japan —Finds Music in Language THE MALEDICTION. By Jean Giono, translated from French by Peter de Mendelssohn. Criterion. Monsieur Joseph .comes dramatically into possession of the estate called the Moulin de Pologne, arid thus steps right into the middle ot the malignant fate which pursues the Coste family from generation to generation—and from opening to | close of this novel. You may stum- i ble over Giono's conventional use ! of an initial to conceal a supposedly | real name—Madame de M, or Mon- j sieur de K. But you find yourself I commited to the Cosies' adven- I tures, and half-persuaded that a ! power exists beyond accounting, be] yond proof. THE TREASURE OF PLEASANT) VALLEY. By Frank Yer'-A'. Dial. Yerby in his I0th novel—and the I lOih year of his remarkable best,| sellerdom — writes of a couple of I southerners who go west with the j Forty-Niners in search of gold, peace j of mind. love, adventure and so on. 1 Bruce Harkness leaves behind a girl Jo, a hussy and white, and finds a darker-skinned substitute, if only she can love him. This has the usual. • 1 Yerbv marks: expertne-ss. action, - ,, , , | speed", sex- it reads very fast and rails Asleep | forget, very fast. _ ^ | ^^.^ ^ ^ _ A ,.. foo: ! , DUST OVER THE CITY. By fatt- by 22-mon;h old Joyce Wcs!y ! Andre Langevin, translated f rom, irom a second floor becrocm ap- | French by John Latrobe and Rob- \ parenily diont i ert Gottlieb. Putnam. i f!ee P| A vour.g doctor. Alain Dubois. i i I faeeins" his practice and begins his. said the child crawiea over ner ?.;ic. i marriage in a Canadian town. The! fell out a window. Firemen o: a I medical part goes fine, but not the rescue crew said t::e v.; ; .- j married, for Madeleine just isn't i breathing normally. airno::g.i '.:"! satisfied with one man. The author's conscious. X-rays failea to saw ir.- | earnestness does not redeem \ juries. 1 the sometimes humdrum tratment. 1 W- G. Rogers SWITCH-Many TV actors got their training in the movies. but Phyllis Kirk pulled a switch. She wanis to learn something about acting, so she has left filmland to work in TV. She says an acircss must know more about acting on TV th;m in the movies. Joyce's mozher. Mrs. N"o:ia v.'estiy. (EDITOR'S NOTE: William Faulkner, Nobel prize-winning: novelist, wrote the following "Impressions of Japan" at Nagano City. He gave them there to the Japan Summer Seminar on American Literature., at which he was feature lecturer; the seminary forwarded them to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, which makes them public. They are random and sometimes disconnected observations and reflections. But because they are the Mississippi novelist at his best—rich in color, full of feeling, romantic, as significant for America as for Japan—they are printed here in extended form, in two parts, today and a week from today.) By WILLIAM FAUI.KXER TOKYO, Sept. 24 >.?— Te Japanese language is visible and Kuti- ibie, spoken and writ ten too: a communication between man and man because humans speak it; you •;ear and see them. But to this one v.Ys;eni ear and eye it- means r.othing because i:. resembles noih- :;-.^ which that, western eye reir.embers: there is nothing to :r.easure ii against, nothing lor r.;?mory and habit to say, "why. ;::;s looks like the word for hour or home or happiness:"' not even ;•::.-1- cryptic but acrostic too, as though the splashed symbols ol ''.".-: characters he'd not mere com- :r..::iicanon but something urcont, , ; :-.d important beyond just infor- ::•.;= :ion. promising toward . some -,.: - :niate wisdcm or. knowleriqe .; ".mining the secret of rr. fin's sal- •.: ; ::on. But then no more, because :r.-re is nothing for «-es:ein rr.eir;- •ry to measure it against: so not. the mind to listen but only the ear to hear that chirrup anl skitter of syllables like the cries of birds in the mouths of children, like music in the mouths of women and young girls. The Faces: Van Gogh and Manet would have loved them: that of pilgrim with staff and pact and dusty with walking, mounting the stairs toward the- temple in the early sunlight: the temple lav-brother or perhaps servant, his gown tucked about his thighs, squatting in the gate of the compound before beginning, or perhaps having already set it in motion, the day; that of the old woman vending peanuts beneath the gate for tourists to feed the pigeons with: a face worn with living and remembering, as though not one life had been long enough but rather even- separate breath had been needed to etch into it al! those fine myraid; a face durable and now even a comfort to her, as if it had by now blotted up whatever had ever achPtl or sorrowed behind it. leaving it tree now of the anguishes and the griefs and the enduring: here is one anyway who never heard oi Faulkner and neither knows nor cares why he came to Japan nor gives one single damn what he thinks of Ernest Heniincway. Tne geisha's mass of biue-black hair encloses the painted face like a helmet, surmounts, crowns the slender body's ordered and ritual posturing like a grenadier's bearskin husby. too heavy in appearance for that slender throat to bear, the painted fixed expressionless face immobile and immune also above the studied posturing: yet behind the painted and lifeless mask is something quick and alive and elfin: or more than elfin: puckish: or more than puckish even: sardonic and quizzical, a gift for comedy, and more: for burlesque and caricature: for a sly and vicious revenge on the race of men. Kimino. It covers her from throat to ankles; with a gesture as feminine as the placing of a flower or as female as the cradling of a child, the hands themselves can be concealed into the sleeves until there remains one unbroken chalice-shape of modesty proclaiming her feminity where nudity would merely parade her mammalian femaleness. A modesty which flaunts its own immodest- nrss like the crimson rose tossed by more .than one white flick of hand, from the balcony window modesty, than which there is nothing more immodest and which therefore is a woman's dearest possession: she should defend it with her life. i SIGNED FOR TV — Ann Robinson has been signed for a featured \ role in the initial -Cheyenne" television production scheduled tor ihis • fall on ABC-TV network. The "Cheyenne" series stars Clint Waiter. Trove/ing Smokes ^Millenium was Mistake j RALEIGH N. C, ^ - Chief Jus- ! NAUGATUCK. Conn. * - Sev- tice M V Bamhill of the Steate enty employes of s factory nere Supreme Court has found a way to" found our their &3.000 indiv.mial, cut down on smoking. 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