The Miami News from Miami, Florida on April 1, 1951 · 19
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The Miami News from Miami, Florida · 19

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Sunday, April 1, 1951
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3-1 TODAY'S SPECIAL Here's a new variation cu the old car About, "I Just flew in from New York, and boy, are my arms tired!" The new one flew Into Irvinr Hoffman's column from London, where the epidemic Is heary: Angel No. 1: "How did you ret here?" Angel No. 2: 'Flu". . -- f MIAMI SUNDAY NEWS'. April I, 1951 ('If Blue Corn In Moorish Setting An unexpurgated edition of what will become Ben Blue's Barn Theater on NBC-TV this coming summer currently comprises the new show in the Casablanca Hotel's lavish El Morocco Room. The former film comedian is sort of a relaxed Milton Berle; opening with a brief gag monologue, hoking up everybody's act, and assuming the role of a comic emcee. Fitting the title of his upcoming television stint (he'll be Sid Caesar's summer replacement). Blue parlays an abundance of corn into an abundance of audience laughs. His comic mentalist routine, for example, is strictly from the four-a-day. Much of his material, of course, will be censored for home consumption. As it stands now, it's of a shade comparable to his own name. But the customers laugh themselves silly, anyway. On the talent side of the show is an outstanding vocal ouintet called the Whippoorwils. The four boys and a girl make a refreshingly slick appearance. They can sing, and N they can act, and some day will become a big-time group. Other specialties are presented by Roberta Lee, a throaty thrush and an interesting foil for Blue's dead-pan clowning while she's warbling; Rae Alton, fast-stepping hoofer; and John Shelton, straight man for Blue's gag routines. Sock finish is provided by Blue, in the role of concert maestro, leading a "glee club" through their paces. The ensemble includes not only the entire show cast, but a flock of waiters, bus boys and musicians for a hokum-packed but funny vocal and pantorrine exhibition. And at the very end, double crew-cut Blue announces: . "Now we invite you all to come up here and dance. You laughed at us now it's our turn to laugh at you!" Chanteuse & Wax A heck of a lot of show is the best way to describe the current bill at Mother Kelly's. Six acts are on top at the moment, ranging from tbe holdover Beachcombers musical quartet to vocalist Jackie Small, a pleasant tenor who's equally at home with an Irish ballad or a Tin Pan Alley hit. A chantootsie type is Patricia Lordier, a tall, slim redhead who chants in French, Spanish and English for a good hand. She also essays the dramatic "Tenement Symphony"; and, for a girl, does fairly well with it. Record mimie Bobby Sherman emcees the proceedings; and, if you like wax works, you'll enjoy his satirical record impressions of Phil Harris, Billy Daniels and Jimmy Durante. For a clincher, he throws in an amusing stint based on the tune, "Old MacDonald Had A Farm". Next comes Peggy McCoy, a tall, founded redhead, with slightly risque ballads; and Paul Kohler & Jini, a marimba team. Latter pound out a flock of standard march tunes and a coupla pops, while Kohler solos with a big rendition of the 'Poet & Peasant Overture". Pass 'Raton Pass' Westerns can -set pretty confused at time. Even without Indian warfare, the producers seem to keep adding plot entanglements until the whole mess becomes a waste of talent and time. In "Raton Pass", for example, the story leaps back and forth between a flock of plot lines. You can just about take your choice of Patricia Neal as a scheming adventuress on the make for two guys; a cattle range wars sans real hot action; and the romance of Dorothy Hart and Dennis Morgan. While performances by Miss Neal, Miss Hart, Morgan, and Steve Cochran may be about as good as can be expected under the chrcuaistances, the story is so confused that it might be necessary lo take notes as the film unwinds. SHOW BIZ WTVJ claims that Harnell (of Harnell & Bass, two-piano roncert team) "is the only living composer with a 14-note reach." What's that men?. . .Maya's orchestra, Latin-type, replacing Teddy Powell at the Saxony's Sheli-i-Mar Room Supper Club tomorrow ... Air pundit Alan Courtney planning a return to Collins avenue by the 11th, following expiration of Old Forge contract . . . While Senor Harnell may have a 14-point reach, the Cork Clubs drum-beater has a 14-word reach. Says Terry Shand's piano styling "should be called the Shandolier Hour because his lilting melodies brighten up the atmosphere." And, brother, that's really reaching! MIAMI MISII-MASH Although Papa Bouche normally shutters his girlie extravaganzas on the last day of March, he s remaining open through the early part of April this year . . . Arthur Tracy, the Street Singer, vacationing at the Sans Souci , . . Bump-and-grinder Eve Adam, who went into Mt. Sinai as a redhead recently, emerged the other day as a blonde . . . Beauty contest in which only waitresses will be eligible marks the annual ball tomorrow night of the Hotel & Restaurant Employees & Bartenders Union at Electricians Hall. LeJeune Driye-ln Has Premiere .... C. Vr" I) Hi . .Ife". VAN JOHNSON, BARRY SULLIVAN, JANE WY3IAN, HOWARD KEEL Three Guys Named Mike; Thursday; Paramount & Beach 'Y' a-- ..V t T" Ik- f y x 1 -St .. W DAVID WAYNE, MARINA BERTI AND TOM EWELL IN 'UP FRONT Tuesday At Carib, Miami and Miracle Theaters Miss Lawrence On Broadway With Musical NEW YORK, March 31 (V-Actress Gertrude Lawrence, gen erally regarded as british, isn't "i Sl I sen. Wi Gertie that at all. She was born in England, but n she is half Dan- Iisn ana nan Irish and her or-j iginal name was ' Gertrud Alexan- s ara u a g m a Lawrence Kla- With that r n a - tional back ground it seems fitting that her arrval on Broadway this week is in the leading role of ;'The King and I," the new musical by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. It's a triumphant return in a new and major vehicle for Miss Lawrence who last brought a new show here in 1941 as the troubled Liza Elliott in that psychopathic musical "Lady in the Dark." She hasn't been idle . in , the meantime for, since 1945, she has been active giving USO perfor mances for American troops in the Pacific ocean area and other places overseas. She has also been occupied as vice-president of the American Theater Wing War Service, has been a director of the British Actors' Orphanage and has engaged in similar public works. "The King and I" casts Miss Lawrence in the starring role of Anna Leonowens, an English gov erness who dared 100 years ago to brave the strange customs of an oriental court' in order to teach English and western deportment to the 67 children of the King of Siam. Aside from her nerfarmanr of the principal role, Miss Law rence aiso is mostly responsible for this production. A few months ago she happened to read the book, "Anna and the King of Siam." She went to Rod-gers and Hammerstein and persuaded them to turn' the book into a musical. AHN PLALS KOREAN Philio Ahn has enacted 150 roles in 20 years of Hollywood moviemaking. He has played everything from an Eskimo to an Arabian desert chief. However, for the first time in his career, in "China Corsair," Korean actor Ahn will play a Korean. 'Desert Song' Is ' Final Operetta Intrigues, romances and battles of the colorful shieks of the Riff tribe mark the Music Circus final presentation of t h e season, "Desert Song," Tuesday through Sunday. The melodies from Sigmund Romberg's pen are enriched by the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Otto Harbach. The book, upon which the presentation is based, is co-authored by Music Circus producer Laurence Schwab and Frank Mandel. The top melodies of the closing production include "One Alone," "Desert Song," "Romance," "Sabre Song," "I Want A Kiss," and the stirring "Riff Song." Holding hands in the romantic leads are Gail Manners as the French darling, Margot, and Ar thur Maxwell, who doubles as the dashing Red Shadow and the silly Pierre Birabeaux. Robert Feyti, the slight gentlemen with the booming voice. stars in the role of Ali Ben Ali, ruler of the Riff tribe. Tenor Donald Clarke, who won Music ' Circus audiences as Enoch Snow in "Carousel," will be cast as the French Captain fa ul Fontaine. - in me comedy scenes are sprightly Dorothy Keller, favor ite of Music Circus audiences and Iggie Wolfington, who scor ed so wmmngly in "Good News." SZOLD IS DISCOVERER Bernard Szold, who plavs the Bradbury Building guard in the Sejwnour Nebenzal produc tion, "M", is the founder of the Omaha, Nebraska, Community Theatre. As such he helped discover Henry Fonda and Dorothy McGuire in 1933. Also Jocelyn Brando, sister of Marlon, .was a child actress in his theatre during the 1930's. - THE WEEK'S OPENINGS TOMORROW LA CASA CHICA Spanish spitfires spouting in that language. Dolores del Rio, Robert Canedo, and Miroslava. At the Capitol. TUESDAY UP FRONT Bill Mauldin's cartoons brought to the screen with . David Wayne, Tom Ewell, and Jeffrey Lynn. Carib, Miami, and Miracle. DESERT SONG Music Circus operetta starring Gail Manners. Treasure Island tent theater. WEDNESDAY VAUDEVILLE Dancing Blackburn Twins, with Pam Cavan, comedian Gene Baylos, Hank Fort, Wanda and Armand and their puppets, Los Gatos. Film is "The Enforcer" with Humphrey Bogart. At the Olympia. THURSDAY THREE GUYS NAMED MIKE Romantic comedy with Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel, and Barry Sullivan. Paramount and Beach Theaters. THE FIREBALL Mickey Rooney and Pat O'Brien in action film with a roller skate racing background. At' the Lincoln and Town. PARRISII HAS "OSCAR" Robert Parrish, who directs Broderick Crawford starrer, "Remember that Face," won an Academy nomination as film editor for a previous Crawford film, "All The King's Men." zoniTA I Iw fM liaki But i New Spring Revue ah New faces I - EXCITING - SPICY BURLESQUE i & 3 Big Shows-11 -1-3 3 ROBERTA SHERWOOD Don Lanning - Star Dusters Robert Richtsr Hotel COLLINS AVE. AT 33rd ST, M. B. NEVER OR MINIMUM II Lou Brooks St,y$: "In my many yim as a Bight club owner I nave navar saan or presented a show as thrilling, exciting and anjoyabla as tha Rainbow's Ebony Follies!" A SENSATIONAL M COLOitfiiD REVUE Shows at II - 1:39 3:45 ALSO WHITE BURLESQUE THREE TIMES NIGHTLY NO COVER NO MINIMUM AIR-COXDIITOKED INN 2724 N.W. 36th St. 2-9384 r " ' t A double-feature Miami premiere is on tap next week for the LeJeune Auto Drive-In theater. "Savage Horde", starring William Elliott, and "Missing Women", starring Penny Edwards, will have their first Miami showing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Marking the double presenta- tion will be music by the 51st Inf. Band, and an address by Col. Tom Kelly based on the reactivation of the National Guard. GLORIA WARBLES Gloria DeHaven, member of a star-spangled cast that includes Tony Martin. Janet Leigh, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken, Barbara Lawrence and Bob Crosby, has a role in "Two Tickets to Broadway" ideally suited to the singing voice that has made her an outstanding favorite at the country's leading night clubs. She sings several numbers in the big Technicolor film-usical, also is involved in a romance with Bracken. u- -v-;---- -T i I II I f f I I 1 1 ... .i r... - ! I -:i--::.fl 1 J ; ! 'FIREBALL & FRIENDS Mickey Rooney kneels below Beverly Tyler and Pat O'Brien in a scene from "Fireball, a roller skating film starting Thursday at Lincoln and Town theaters. t Ilarrta Pieata JUNE GARDflER LOVELY S1NSIXS STAI CORTEZ Violin Ensemble ALAN KOLE'S Society Orchestra Tw Shaw Nitly-Dncinq Til 4 rvatiaa S-1112 - 5- IIS 7in kjqxony CLOSING TONIGHT GRACIE DARR1E Amriem' Frwf Singfrv ttrtmimr Tw Sbawt Niahtty l P.M. 11:30 P.M.I Special Altiaction KERMAHOS WILLIAMS TRIO TEDDY POWELL mmd his rch$tr OPENING TOMORROW MAYA and famed Rhumba Band Kaaaiaa Canttst Diaacr - Sapper (rm C fj Rctcrvati: SS-6S11 It 1 mnmm Ami Et0rtaim9t Nitely Baity P.M. t I A.M. Rtftr MiaiMMi r Ctvtr Chart -fcr Nar "0irt Unti 0a Tka H (Bvrtac Caaktail Hair ta 1 .M.) FRANKIE MATTHEWS - And Hf Ore beatra, the NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE presents Merlin the Magician A THRILLING STAGE PRODUCTION! at the MIAMI BEACH AUDITORIUM Thrufday, April 5th 3:30 P.M. ADMISSION . . . 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