The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1953 · Page 7
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TUESDAY, 'APRIL T, 195S BLYTHEVnJ.fi (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Filmdom Can't Figure This Gloria Graham. By BOB THOMAS +• HOLBYWOOD UB - The movie - town can't figure out Gloria Grahame, the provocative blonde who won an Academy - Award last month. The gal has been in pictures for almost 1 years, yet few people claim they really know her. Maybe that's why she's such a good actress. But her unorthodox ways upset many people in Hollywood. Thes people expect Gloria to conform ; to the modes.and methods of the movie town. She refuses. Three atudios have let her go, and sonv of the partings have not been riendly. Now she is taking the rap from . certain columnists who accuse her of having become afflicted with Oscaritis. (A seasonal disease caused, by award poisoning and resulting in swelling of the head and the sense of proportion.) The carping is caused by Gloria's un concern over cashing in on the publicity benefits of her Academy Award. I'm an expert observer of the . disease, and I don't think Gloria has it. She acts just the same as she d.id before she won .the blj . prize — unpredictable, somewhal vague, but still fascinating. She is continuin Her string of unique portrayals in "The Big Heat.' 'When I saw her on the set, she was about to commit murder. Her face was made up to be horribly scarred, a gangster . having splashed her with scalding coffee. Was she thrilled about winning the scar? "Sure,-who wouldn't be?" Where js it now? "My son Timmy has taken it over. He keeps it in his room and thinks it's a toy." Timmy, 4'/ 2 , is her son by her former husband, • director Nick Kay. Her first mate was actor Stanley Clements. Gloria has had an amazing career during her span in Hollywood. A Los Angeles girl, she was first signed by MGM as Louis B. Mayer's own protegee. But the furthest she got was playing a second lead in "Merton of the Movies," with Red Skelton. "When my option came up, they offered to let me stay at my same salary, 450," she recalled. "Dore ' Senary offered me $750 at BKO, so I took it. Six months later, Schary left RKO." Her experience at RKO started, out happily. Schary handed her a brief but meaty part in "Crossfire," first of the films on anti- Semitism. It won her her first Academy nomination, and it's still her favorite role. She became unhappy after How-1 ard Hughes took over the studio. She once complained to me that she .had been offered second leads to Ava Gardner and Laraine Day and leads in B pictures. This was aftsr she was an Oscar nominee .and co-star with Humphrey Bogart. The studio turned down a loanout GUESS WH07-M you cam it's none other than your old radio and TV pal, Arthur God- trey, the .man of many make- ups Here he's duked out like an 18tb Century dandy, playing a 'cello at a costume part; that opened the new Beau Nash Club, an exclusive men's rej- taurant in Chicago. for the Shelley Winters' role in "A Place in the Sun." Instead of taking a suspension, she accepted a small role in "Maca," a Jane Russell-Kobert Mitchum potboiler. "This is my part," she said, showing me three script pages. She soon parted with RKO and landed a contract at Paramount. Her only role 'was as the elephant girl in "The Greatest Show on Earth." She even allowed the elephants to hold their feet over her nose. What happened to the Paramount .pact? "They dropped me," she admitted frankly. But she added that her career has never prospered as as it has since she turned free lance. She has only a picture-a- year deal at 20th-Fox now. Gloria takes care with her characterizations, as witness her award winning role as' the Southern belle in "The Bad and the Beautiful." She had never lived in the South. "So I studied a couple of hours every day for two weeks with Joe Adams, the Negro disc Jockey in Santa Monica," she said. "I took a lot of cave with it, because I knew the ladies of Virgipia speak excellent English with only a slight draw." \ Red Cross Drive Lagging 'Away Behind' WASHINGTON M) — The Red Cross said today its 1953 drive for "unds for its program — including i new project to aid the polio ight — is "lagging away behind" he.,objective of 93 million dollars. A spokesman told a reporter the drive, originally scheduled to end on April 1, has been extended "indefinitely — and will De carried n until we raise the necessary unds." He said only 68 per cent of the ver-all goal of 93 million had een reached on April 1. The spokesman declared that 'hile "quite a number" of cities throughout the country had actually achieved their quotas, or "gone over top," a number of key cities, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis "are lagging away behind." He said a chief cause for the situation was "a shortage of workers." dead man's body identified him as Charlie Lee Lawson, 26, of Batesville. Moore said Mrs. Lawson is in a hospital here. LOOK Train-Car Crash Fatal to Man NEWPORT (fl"l — One man was killed and his wife injured when their truck and a Missouri Pacific passenger train collided about mile south of here yesterday. Police Chief John Moore said a Social Security card found on the RHEUMATIC PAIN? KIDNEY-BLADDER | IRRITATION? 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