The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 14, 1956 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 14, 1956
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,199« BLYTHEnLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg PAGE THREE ourwr NewsMagazine \ Tomorrow's Already Here For the 'Dream Weavers' By DICK KLEINER THE RECORD SHOT: Pat Boime is one of the top young singers around. But he isn't putting all his eggs in one career. This is a levelheaded boy, and if he meets three others like him, he can form a quartet called the ''Level Heads." He figures a college education is a handy thing to have. Pat is a student at Columbia University. An "A" student, no -less. He commutes on the New York subway and his pals are calling him "The Millionaire Straphanger," which is a little better than being called "The Velvet Fog." One one recent trip, Boone was approached by a lady who asked, "Aren's you Pat Boone—the singer I've seen on the Aruther Godfrey Show?" Pat admitted he was, and the lady asked if she could knit ,' him some argyle socks. This happens rarely on the subway, even to Pat Boone. Pat's a 21-year-old great-great- great-grandson of Daniel, and a son-in-law of the famous country and western singer, Red Foley. He's only been singing for Dot Records for about a year, but al,• ready his records have captivated the hearts of fans, juke boxes and ' assorted Boones. Corky Hale , ... There's an interesting story behind the Decca best-seller, "I'ts Almost Tomorrow,' by the Dream Weavers. Two of the boys, Wade Buff and Gene Adkinson, are students, at the University of Florida. During the course of a double date, with girls, Wade falsely bragged that he'd written the hit song of the moment. His date told her parents she knew a songwriter, and they invited him to the house to play some of his compositions. Since Buff's bluff was called, he had to do something. What he did was sit down with Gene and write "It's Almost Tomorrow," alid before you could say Liberace, it was a big college hit. They made a recording- of it and Decca bought it. Two friends, Lee Turner and I Eddie Newsom, round out the quarttet. And just to tie all the loose ends together, Wade and the gal'are now engaged. If Hoftywood ever makes "The Wade Bull: Story," they'll probably change the whole thing. It'd be a pity, too. Bill Cook, manager of the great Roy Hamilton, helped his boy out by MCing- his latsest New York personal appearance. Since Bill an effervescent sort, he got a lot of laughs. He also got sonic offers to make personal appearances as a comedian. He turned them all down, for a sound reason. "M you're on stage, blinded by the spotlight," Cook explains, "you can't count the house.-" t • * • • JUNE VALLI, who has already conquered one field, is now setting her sights on another—acting. Considering how rapidly she's succeeded as a smger, it might b^ wise to put aside a night in 1957 for her Broadway debut. It wasn't long ago that June was nothing in particular. "I was a , big fat girl, that's all," says June. She is not a big fat girl now. A mighty far from tt. But that's June's story, so let her tell it. "One day I sang at a friend's wedding. I sang- the only tiling 1 know — 'Stormy Weather.' As luck would have it, Abe Burrow's uncle wan there and he liked my voice and got me an audtion with Arthur Godfrey's 'Talent Scout* show. I won. As luck would have It, Harry Salt«r heard the reprise portion of the program and liked my voice ami asked me to succeed Kay Armen on 'Stop the Music.' 'I kept getting auditioned and got everything I tried for—other TV shows like 'Hit Parade' and an RCA record contract and everything. Then I decided I had to lose weight. I was 140. Well in two horrible months I went down to 100—from a size 14 to a^ size 7 dress. I was on a strict protein diet and I went to a masseuse every day. My body was black and blue and my nerves were up on the ceiling. "But now I feel wonderful. I sing better, I feel better, I look better. I generally have no trouble staying at 100, unless I go on an Italian food binge." Now June has her own apartment—which she's presently decorating—and is seriously at work studying acting-. She has to go on the road soon, though. "I don't like the road, although it's good experience. I've been spoiled—I never had to go on the road or sing with a band or anything. I stepped right into the top TV shows and I was able to live in New York. It was wonderful. . "But I'm not on a TV show now, so I have to go on the road. That's Life." ANNE FRANCIS doclartt a girl'i bwt friend Is Robbie the Robot who is featured with btr to MOM'j science-fiction thriller. "Forbidden Planet," which hai ite action on Planet Altair 4. Robbie, incidentally, can (ipeak 1W iMlgutfM. . Rtgatta Habit DYRACUSE. H. Y. 1*1 — The In- Rowing AMB. rtf»«* will b« held on Onondaga Lake on J«M 1«. X mark, the fifth straight yenr that the r»ce.i have been held Here. . ... . Literary Guidepost Bang-Up Good Civil War Novel THE HORSE SOLDIERS. By Harold Sinclair Harper, It is April, 1863. Colonel Marlowe is in session with Generals Hurlbut and Smith, in Hurlbut's Northern Mississippi headquarters. Grant, aiming at Vicksburg, wants to cut off the strongpoint's supplies by severing the Southern Railroad. Marlowe is to lead a cavalry brigade through heavily invested enemy territory and smash rails and telegraph wires near Newton. So off we start in this novel, with some 1,200 mounted men—dragoons in a romance, they joke, horse soldiers in real war. They ride from La Grange. 600 miles the length of Mississippi, come out in Louisiana, 16 days later, mission accomplished but asleep on their feet, some dead and wounded left behind, bandaged, filthy, ragged. Marlowe has difficult individualistic subordinates, Keller the surgeon, and Gray and Bryce the,ex- teacher. The whole Western Confederacy is alerted, but by singular good luck and the sort of one 1 field running a novelists should not be allowed to get away with, the main force stays intact. ' But Sinclair can't be blamed. It's the fault of history, for he bases his story on the famous Grierson's Raid. History is not overpalyed, not sentimentalized, not falsified. There are suberb passages of drama: the bloody loss of. the first horse that steps up the speed of the story; the cruel mixture of justice and injustice by which "the best men gel the roughest job;" the laying out of the wounded, with touching, symbolism, under lilacs in bloom; the exhausted Bryce's dream confounded Athenians and Syracusans \vith. Yanks and Rebs, Nicias with Buell Thucydides' war with our great conflict. This is the best Civil War novel of this season and many others; it's a bang-up good story a bang-bang-bang-up good one. W. G, Rogers *__ • Tops in Pops The most-sold popular records below include Friday of last week. Local 1 — Tutti Fruiti — Little Richard 2 — Great Pretender — Platters 3 — Speedo — Cadillacs 4 — Witchcraft — Spiders 5 — Lisbon Antigua — Nelson Riddle . 6 — Go On With The Wedding — Patti 'Page 7 — No Not Much — Pour Lads 8 — Well Now, Dig This — Jodl- mars 9 — rhree Penny Opera Theme — Dick Hyman Trio 10 — Poor People of Paris — Les Baxter National 10 — Memories Are Made of This — Dean Martin 2 — Great Pretender — Platters 3 — Sixteen Tons — Tennessee Ernie 4 — Lisbon Antigua — Nelson Riddle 5 — Rock and Boll Walta — Kay Stair 6 — Dungaree Doll — Eddie Fisher 7 — Oo On With "The Wedding — Patti Page 8 — See You Later Alligator — Bill Haley 9 -^ It's Almost Tomorrow. — Dream Weavers 10 — No Not Much — Four Lads Radio Requests 1 — Speedo — Cadillacs t 2 — Great- Pretender — Platters 3 — Bock and Roll Waltz — Kay Starr 4 — See You Later Alligator — Bill Haley .5 — Three Penny Opera Theme — Dick Hyman Trio 6 — Lisbon Antigua — Nelson Riddle 7 — Tutti Fruiti — Little Richard 8 — Memories Are Made of This — Dean Martin 9 — Witchcraft — Spiders 10 — Band of Gold — Don Cherry CURRENT Best Sellers FICTION ANDERSONVILLE. MacKinlay Kanlor. MARJORIE MOItNINGSTAR, Herman Wouk. TEN NORTH FREDERICK, John O'Hara. CASH MC CALL, Cameron Hawleyl AUNTIE MAME, Patrick Dennis. v NONFICTION GIFT FROM THE SEA, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. INSIDE AFRICA, John Gun- Iher. , A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, Walter Lord, , THE EDGE OF THE SEA, Rachel Carson. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, Norman Vincent Peale. Ghange-of-Pace Hollywood Closeup How They Really Look to One Another, By Martin & Lewis What I Really Think of Jerry Lewis By DEAN MARTIN HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Telling what I think of my partner is a hazardous chore. Our partnership in many ways is a marriage. We've been together professionally now for nigh onto 10 years. I dare say we've spent more time together than most married couples do. ___ On the road for six years while we were mainly doing nightclubs we even roomed together much of the time. We never had a difference of opinion we couldn't resolve by ourselves—and quickly. Indeed, until a bunch of outsiders got into the act we never had an argument which wasn't settled by sundown. I've said we've been together almost a decade. Sometimes as a gag I say it seems more like 15 years. Actually it's more like five. And psychologists Kill tell you the first 10 years of a marriage are the toughest. > It's the same with a creative partnership such as, ours. I don't want to sound stuffy, yet in some ways our relationship has been a far. greater trial than the usual blending of abilities and efforts toward a common goal. We've worked under continuous pressure and a never-ending succession of deadlines. •This sort of thing can try the patience of an angel—and you'll never see either of us wearing wings. We've matured to the point where we both realize no two humans see exactly alike—but this needn't break up the family. In fact, Jerry and I feel that if either of us had to surrender his own individuality the team would suffer irreparable damage. ' What makes it spark and generate 'the kind of entertainment our particular public buys is a blending of two divergent personalities. We're not twins, identical in tem- pemraenfc and background. We're "Pardners"—which happens to be the title of our current Vista Vision opus. (EDITOR'S NOTE: The famous comedy team of Martin and Lewis is always making: headlines with stories abont the partnership breaking: up "for good" or that the "boys are back together again." What do they really think of each other? Here's how each one feels about his partner wnen tie puts mat feeling down on paper.) What I Really Think of Dean Martin By JERRY LEWIS HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — People often ask me if Dean Martin and I have a formula for comedy. I try to explain that comedy isn't like hot chocolate — you don't simply toss in the right ingredients and always get the proper brew. rnmpHy is somewhat, mm-p pnmplp.x, snmpwhaf mni-» DEAN MARTIN: Until a bunch of outsiders got into the act. Of course, I think Jerry works too hard—but he doesn't think so, not even when he's so tired he can't see straight. I think he is too generous with material. His clowning on the set, at home, on the golf course or on the street is frequently far more amusing than many specially written acts produced in plush cabarets. He's wide open to ideas and appreciates the little tilings as much as the big ones. He loves everything he does—that's why he Insists on working with 'the writers on our TV shows and film. That's why every minute business detail concerns him, every decimal point in a film budget, every curl in an extra's coiffure. People ask me if it's true that Jerry makes most of the decisions affecting our careers. Jerry'd be the first to explain that a team needs a spokesman, and he frequently speaks for the both of us —but only after we've consulted together and thrashed matters out. Professionally we think so much alike and our interests are so mutual that I trust him implicitly. Some day Jerry will be a highly successful producer, if he wants to. He has great executive talent and nn inquisitiveness that would soon lead a cat into trouble. He is sensitive—yet he can take a joke. ,. * # * I remember when we were playing the Copacabana In New York City. We went out to dinner and got back to the cabaret barely in time to dress for the show. We got into our tuxedoes in a hurry and could hear the band playing our introductory music. I slipped into my shoes and was half way out the door yelling for Jerry to hurry. But he couldn't. There he sat, slipping his -feet into his patent leather shoes — but unable to budge them from the floor. No wonder. I'd nailed them down as a gag. • So he went on In tux and soxl But he got back at me sometime later. It was my wife's birthday—so Jerry sent her a mink coat in my name. Naturally, he charged it to me, too. How was he to know I'd also bought her a mink that day? delicate. Not long ago a teenager inquired the secret of our success. This was somewhat easier to answer. Our friendship is our secret. Our understanding of one another. • « • Our collaboration has never been a mechanical affair. You don't simply press a row of buttons and see everything fall neatly into place. While we're two rugged individualists in many ways, in others we are almost one person rather than two. When Dean has a toothache, I know it without his having to tell me He senses my problems without .my having to mention them. On the floor during a show he may start a bit of unrehearsed business — and I'm ready for him . . . or vice versa. It's close to perfect rapport. You have to understand this to appreciate how I feel about Dean Martin. Here's a guy who could probably win an Academy Award _ as a fine dramatic actor if he chose* to do so — and I hope some time soon he'll have that sort of part. But comedians don't get Academy nominations for some strange reason I cannot fathom. And Dean, rather than break .up the act, has turned down roles in other pictures which conceivably could have showcased him as the fine performer he is. He turned down the Rocky Grazl- ano role in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and the Marlon Brando role -in "Guys and Dolls," among others. This kind of loyalty is rare. There's always the danger in TIGER LILY — She's Natalie Wood, last seen on movie screens in "Rebel Without a Cause," a Warner Bros, production. If you missed it you can see her in the up-coming "The Searchers." Entertainment Notes GLORIA DeHAVEN, young singer and star went on an amateur show, just for kicks ... She lost . . . HOLLYWOOD, home grounds of the movie-inakers finds plenty of trouble in making good films for TV. Two sponsors, Pall Mall and General.Poods aren't at all happy with Metro and the ratings of MOM Parade ... LOOK FOR a gradual dissolution of the big orchestras. Bad business is forcing many of our top name bandmen into small combos. Harry James is one of the first to make the move, can now be found with a seven man group^. . . JAMES DEAN had made only one payment on his $100,000 insurance policy beforehis untimely.death. He also left a very interesting diary which his father is drawing from for a biog on Jimmy . . . • • • IMPORTANT NEWS to TV contestants; $84,0(10. sponsors will announce a plan Whereby they will pay the income tax for the winners of the top money prize. Tills should be the shot in the arm that this show lacks, about thirty thousand shots in the arm we figure . .. BING CROSBY, always the businessman, keeps this sign on his bike at the movie lot, "Here's your Minute Maid Orange Juice Boy. It's great with gin — what isn't?" . . . IT'S AMAZING to see what the American public taste is. According to just released Audit Bureau of Circulation reports, the number one newsstand seller in the country today is CONFIDENTIAL MAGAZINE heading Up TV GUIDE AND LADIES' HOME JOURNAL in that order . . . RECENT LOCAL TV "blooper": "Stay tuned for the current weather dope, WPDC's weather man" . . . JERRY LEWIS: Collaboration has never been mechanical . . . writing this sort of piece that the finished product will sound like a publicity puff or a saccharine statement o£ mutual admiration. • - * * i But the blunt truth is that, left alone to our own devices, Dean and I could be happy together pumping gas at a service station or doing almost any other type job if our good fortune in show business should come to an end. I'm naturally delighted (0 report tilat we both have money in the bank — yet I mean this literally: The only relationship in which disagreements or arguments never ensue is one In which one party is dominated completely by the other. This is not 'so in our case. Dean has a mind of his own—and I'm grateful for it. The public can never know how much he contributes to our act. On the floor in % cabaret or theater or before a TV or studio camera there's no more creative gent than Dean. * * • His mind is razor sharp and to the point. During filming of "Pard- ners," our current comedy at Paramount, the writers had labored over one point in the script for days, unable to fit it smoothly into plot line. Dean read the scene once and made a simple suggestion which solved the problem. He has one of ttie funniest minds and sharpes, wits in the busines*. But most of all Dean, has a quiet understanding of which only I can fully know. Once during a stand in Chicago I was very lonesome for my wife and family—and my mood threatened to hurt our performance. Knowing I'm deeply attached to my springer spaniel Dean phoned Los Angeles and had the dog shipped to Chicago by plane without even telling me about it. Dean is not the kind of guy who tells you he likes you. Instead he'll show you. Despite the impression he creates in films of the polished Romeo in well-hung clothes and sweating sophistication, Dean is actually a sensitive, emotional fellow a little afraid to air his feelings. He comes from a tough neighborhood—and he hasn't forgotten how life was before recognition and money brightened things up. He's a pretty level-headed guy. The main street of Keene, New Hampshire, 175 feet from curb to curb, is said to be the widest main street in the world. Help Backfires GWIN, Mich. (Pi — State Police stopped to aid two motorists fixing a flat tire. The officers noted blooi; on the tire, opened the trunk andj found .the carcase of a deer. The • two men were arrested and fined j $50 for possessing venison out olj season. Clothed Again MARTMSVILLE, Va. (SV-Eugene Stone returned to hi* home to find that thieves had stolen all his clothing — dld'nt even leave a change of socks. 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