The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1955 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 19, 1955
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PAGE TWELVE Br.TTHEriLLB (ARK.) COUGHS* MONDAY, DECEMBER 19; 19W ourier NewsMagazine Fine New Books Lead Parade Of Work in Arts During 1955 Merry Chrlstmat . . . from Enticing Barbara Nichols Movies, Baseball Mix? Andy and Joyce Say Yes By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Can a big league baseball playei and a movie actress adjust their careers for a happy marriage'. Lucy Marlow and Andy CH rey are convinced they can. Lucy He the shapely, sweet-faced young beauty who .scored as the atarlet in "A Star Is Born." She Is now being groomed for stardom by Columbia and is doing her first musical role opposite Frankie Laine in "He Died Laughing." Andy Is a New York Yankee in- flelder. "We're certain we can work out our schedules to be together most of the time," said Lucy between takes. "Right now I'm workiiiK while Andy is hunting and fishing. We see each other at dinner. Pf<»al Plans "In March, Andy will huve to go to St.Petersburg for spring training, and I plan to go with him. Then he'll he living; in New York until October, and I'll be there too. I'll come out to Hollywood whenever the studio wants me for a picture. "I probably won't go with him when the team goes on the road. It doesn't scorn to be the custom for the wivas to go along, since the players lire so busy traveling and playing. So when he's traveling, I'll call up Harry Conn (her boss* and .say. 'I'm ready to go to work.' Then he'll say — T hope — 'All right, come on out for the remake of "Camille." ' Well, she can dream, can't she? Hazard* Considered Lucy said she and Andy considered all the hazards before entering into their marriage. They met last year when he wtis visiting the Pasadena Playhouse as guest of Victor Jory, an avid Yankee fan. Andy asked about the pretty girl who was acting in a play with Mrs, Jory, and the actor introduced Literary Guide post Ntn Lucy Marlowo ' Mrs. Andy Carey them. Andy asked if 'ie could write Lucy, and she said yes. During the seven monUia of the ba.scbnll season, their romance was curried on largely via letters, phone calls and gifts of coconuts, salt water taffy, etc., from Andy. They xvere married Oct. 6, two days after tlio Yankees lost the World Series to Brooklyn. Paint Closeout •M* TT*« *•* Ctton i Price Hrtbard Hardware EXPERT . WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware • • PfcM 1-ttll Best Grade Illinois Coal and Kindling Nut Coal 2 or more tons $10 p«r ton plus tax B&CCoalCo. ft. niwmj M Phone I-Mlt By W. O. ROGERS Associated Press Arts Editor NEW YORK (AP) — This was the year when at long last Norman Vincent Peale was bounced out of the No. 1 place on nonfiction bestseller lists by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, when his "The Power of Positive Thinking" yielded to her "Gift From the Sea." This wtis ihe year when a Van- derbili wrote a book of poems and had them published—Gloria Van- derfailt, "Love Poems." This was the year when Ballet Theatre celebrated its 15th anniversary; when the New York Philharmonic traveled half way round the world, or at least from Portland, Ore., to Athens, Greece; when the Metropolitan Opera for the first time had Negro singers on its roster —r Marian Anderson and Robert McFerrin; when a great grandson of Alfred Tennyson and a grandson Of Elinor Glyn came to visit us: when Fritt Kreisler turned a hale 80; when William Gadriis' "Recognitions" was published, Perhaps the best thing about 1955 was books. Not since the start of .this second half of the century have critics had so many books to arouse their enthusiasm. There was not only Gaddis' overpowering first novel; there was also "The Collected Stories" of Isaac Babel, a vanished Russian who was a grand master of the short story. Besides these two leaders, the year was marked by the publications of such outstanding; flrst novels as Thomas Williams' "Ceremony of Love," Alberta Murphy's "The Lilac Caprice;" and from abroad, in first place, or course. Prancoise Sagan's "Bonjour Tristesse." Other importations that made for tingling readers and the burning of midnight oil were Kamala Maritan- daya's "Nectar in a Sieve," Eileen Chang's "The Rice- Sprout Song," Isabel Quigly's "The Exchange of Joy." Bryan MacMahon's "The Famous Brady Still Little Known Man M A T H E W BRADY, Historian With A Camera. By James D. Koran. Crown. Considering the indelible imprint which Mathew Brady left upon! history, it is amazing that compar-l atively little is known about Brady as ii personality. This is not a cnse wlrere recognition of .stature came in decades after death. Brady was known in his lifetime as a wizard with a camera: a request from \ him lor a sitting was almost an j order. ! We know what Brady looked like.! We have the priceless heritage of j his photographs to demonstrate the merit of his work. We know when fie was born, whom he married, where he lived, when he died — the statistical dimensions. We know he was fiercely dedicated to the (renuMidous task of photographing the Civil War — but we do not know the depths of emotion which impelled him. There are no memoirs, no journals, no letters. It does not seem possible now lhat we ever will know. James Koran's search has been exhaustive. This, then, may be legarded as the last word on Mathew Brady, j With that said, it must he added that "Historian With A Camera" lias its disappointing aspects. The quality of reproduction is not on aj par with that in "Mr. Lincoln's { Cameraman," a 1946 biography of Brady by Roy Meredith. There are duplictnions which establish that point beyond question. It seems also that Brady's monumental Civil War work is .somewhat slighted. The desire to concentrate on unpublished ma term! is understandable, but the omission of photos described glowingly in the text is inexcusable. Bob Price. Farrell on Love Does Persuasive Bit of Writing FRENCH 'GIRLS ARE vicious. By Jiinien T. Fnrrcll. VniiKimrd. An American woman, 33, with a government job, a cur and a little money, starto oft the title story In this collection by complaining: 'I don't like French girls." Our herolno — or narrator, (or ihc'.i no heroine to Fan-oil—has » innkcrlnt for home and marriage CURRENT Best Sellers FICTION MARJORIE MORNINGSTAK, Herman Wouk. ANJ)ERSONVILLE. MacKinlay Kan tor. THE TONTINE, Thomas B. Cost aiu. AUNTIE MAME, Patrick Den- ni TIIE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT, Sloan Wilson. NONFICTION GIFT FROM THE SEA, Anne Morrow Lindberg. INSIDE AFRICA, John Gun- THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, Norman Vincent Peals. THE EDGE OF THC SEA, Rachel L. Carson. HOW TO LIVE 365 DAYS A YEAH, John A. Schindler. and some sort of emotional, moral and economic security. She was brought up in Cleveland, Ohio, to admire such things, though she scorns the old home town. Pierre, a Parisian, obliges her with the expression of his love and the assurance it will fast forever, and she takes him as lover. But she's serious about everything except ihe lover- mistress business, and that is all he is really serious about. He even relaxes with a French girl whose only desire is to love Pierre, and who Works nt that and nothing else. "A Dream of Love" also tells of an American woman who goes to Paris nnd has a lover; it contrast. what she wanted, 'or thought .she wanted, with what she got. or thought she got. "I Want to Meet a French Girl" concerns an American boy's experiences in the French capital—though this is a less credible item. A couple of stories not ha vim to do with love are sandwiched here, b'.it only a couple. Only onfc story is pure Chicago, the place that marie Farrell famous, or that lit made famous. In general it is said that to remove a writer from hii original .sources is apt to dry him up; and I remember thinking Parrel! didn't rlo so well in a novel or two set in New York. But in these pieces with the foreign locale, he has done his most persuasive writ- Ing in fight or ten years. W. G. Rogers RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 5M C1. Uke Arc. Red Petticoat" and other stories. and Forrest Reid's "Tom Barber." Fiction written right at home was distinguished by novels by Anthony West, Mary McCarthy. Aldous Huxley, Francis Irby owait ney; by short stories by flaiinpry O'Connor and Lonnie Coleman; and there was a spectacular biography of Dylan Thoin- ris by John Malcolm Brinnin. Other 1955 names were Paul Bowles, Kay Boyle, Erskine Caldwell, Joyce Gary, Norman Mailer, Robr-n Penn Warren, John P. Marqua nd, Herman Wouk, Hamilton Basso and MacKinlay Kan tor. Authors did a lot of coming and going. Besides the visits of Tennyson. and Glyn, we were hosts to Alberto Moravia, Italy; Edith Simon. England; Ralph Ellison sailed off for a Prix de Rome year; Paul Bowles switched from Indian Ocean lo Mediterranean shore and back again; the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Phi.hnrmoma, both led by Herbert van Kara Jan. played for enthusiastic American audiences. William Faulkner wandered all over the map, from Tokyo, to Rome. James Michener married a Nisei girl and started off around the world-. Sculptor Alexander Calder proved there's something in a name: inventor of [lie "mobile," he flew to India on a sculpturing assignment: had a show in Caracas, from which one of his swinging, balancing works was bought for presentation to Venezuela's president; and stayed some weeks in Europe. Francis Henry Taylor, for 15 years director oE the Metropolitan Museum, went back to Worcester, whore lie formerly heaofd the art museum, resigning his New York post- and being succeeded by James J. Rorimer. A committee was formed to save Carnegie Hall, which was threat- ened by demolition; but In th« meantime its principal tenant, the New Ym-k Philharmonic, gave thouyht, like the Metropolitan Opt'ra in its outmoded house, (o moving to a new location in 9. le.>s congested area west of Broadway in the neighborhood of the CO*. What was Int. of Ariuro Tos- canini's old NBC Symphony, renamed .the Symphony of ihe Air, performed at least one conspicuous service for its faithful followers: Edwin McArthur conducted for a return visit of Kir- sien Plagstad AC a Carnegie Hall concert. For Mile. Joubert, Zey Kiss Zee Screen But Most Frenchmen Prefer to Sit And To Ike Rather Than Watch TV By ROSETTE HARGROVE NEA Staff Correspondent PARIS — (NEA) — Except for the wives of the French miners, all France is nuts about speakerine No. 1. But the north of France, where the miners and their ladies live, is much more excited about speakerine No. 2. Leave it to France to take up violent sides even about the girls who J star on television, which is what' spekaerines are. Speakerine .No. 1 is a sophisticated, well-dressed gal named Jacqueline Joubert. She's just a bit too sophisticated, too Parisian to suit the rugged -taste of the miners' wives,'who keep agitating to see more of speakerine No. 2, who is more of the mademoiselle- next-door type. Her name is Cathreine Langeais. And there's even a stand-in speakerine, a girl named Jacqueline SPEAKERINE NO. 2: Cath- Caurat who specializes in shows about children and cooking. The met that there are only two and a half speakerines is a tip-off of the state of French TV, whicti isn't very grand. There are only 380,000 "declared" set owners in the whole country — and "declaring" means that they've paid a $10 tax. The authorities believe there may be another 80,000 "undeclared" sets, built by talented amateurs and sons—the high cost of sets and the fact, that Frenchmen have yet to be convinced that TV is here to stay. Small sets cost around $240, de luxe plain ordinary tax-dodgers. There are so few sets for two rea- ones $500. And, in France, that's a lot of money. For Frenchmen, who love to talK, TV is an unnatural device. Many of them prefer to sit around, conversing, rather than to be entertained. So even people who have TV sets will place them In some back room, j instead of the front parlor. Programming, too, is no great shakes. French TV is run by" jean d'Arcy, who has an annual budget that is ridiculously low, and only puts on 45 hours of programs a week. He works with three rather battered cameras, a sound truck for on-the-spot reporting and one studio, plus a, meager assortments of sets and props. * • « Despite these handicaps, d'Arcy is full of ideas and optimism. He dreamed up the continent-wide scheme of "Eurovision," which flashed the British coronation live FRENCH TV'S JACQUELINE JOUBEKT: Speakerine No. 1 ha« dimples for a trademark. Children kiss her image on the screen. erine Langeais is miners' choice, via France to Germany and Bel- gium. More recently, French viewers had the horrible eye-witness pictures of the tragic accident which marred the 24-hour Le Mam automobile race last June. Outside of such programs—news and sports—there is as wide a difference of opinion . among the French about what shows should be seen as there is about speakerines. The Parisians are sophisticated, and they own the majority of the sets. But If the industry is to prosper, it must also appeal to the northern miners and the southwestern winegrowers. At the moment, there are only three variety shows on French TV-"Treme-six Chandelles," an EJ Sullivan-like program produced by Jean Nona in; "Joie de Vivre" and "Music-Hall," both straight \tiriety programs. They can afford to pay very little, yet get the best entertainers Par's has to offer. That's due both to d'Arcy's persuasive abilities and the fact that show business people in France like to try new avenues. French TV, of coin-be, is not commercial, so there is no sponsor to loot these bills. There are news shuws, major sports, some cooking and homemaking and two hours of programs for children on Thursdays, a national school holiday. One of ths big favorites among French youngsters is Hopalong Cassidy. Among the French children, the big favorite is Mille. Joubert, the premiere speakerine. She is a 26- year-old actress whose show, "Rendezvous," has been the top program in France almost since it started, six j ears ago. Her dimples are her trademark and her lack of affectation has endeared her to the small but growing TV audience. She ends her show by say ing, "Happy dreams," and the emotional French children are reported to kiss her image on the screen at that point. The gal is the nearest thing to an idol that French TV has yet produced. Sam s Whiskey Store NEXT DOOR TO RAZbRBACK Blytheville's Most Convenient Drive-In Liquor Store Always Plenty of Parking Space Open 'til 12:30 a.m. Nightly PACKAGE BEER TO TAKE HOMI Your Business Appreciated S&E SUPER MARKET Highway 61 North • Modern Self Service Facilities • Choice Meat! • Finest Product • Quality Groceries • Frozen Foods Enjoy Modern, Self-Service Shopping with no parking problem at any time. Shop S t I for Quality. 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