forty Saturday U' Witt Cvntaltt vv MOV PROGRAM L The iheat*e's first lady matesalv CBSitiitS •touc "One •j Movie, TV & Bidio Listings FW Next Week SATURDAY, DEC 13,1958 TV Cameras What If Helen Deutsch Slips on Ice During Sunday Show? NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Deutsch says of her latest work, •The Christmas Tree," that it is M a sort of Christmas bonbonniere, a potpouri of tinsel, baubles and dreams." The hour program, to be presented Sunday (at 7 p.m., EST) on NBC-TV by "Hallmark Hall of Fame," is not a musical, drama or variety show. But it does combine a variety of music, drama, 'Flower Drum Song'Not Best SHOW TIME - Rodgers and Hammerstein's long • awaited "Flower Drum Song" is not one of their greatest. It has some pleasant moments, some pleasant songs, some pleasant people. But it also has some dull stuff, too, and they missed many opportunities for show stoppers. Of the , performers, Pat Suzuki and Larry Blyden are the only ones with professional competence. Elmer Rice's "Cue For Pas- woo" is better than bis recent efforts, but still stodgy and some' what old-fashioned* It's a modern paraphrase of ••Hamlet," with John Kerr and Diana Wynyard doing pice acting job*. The idea is more intriguing than the play. , By DICK KLEINER '„There's,more ttf.TV than meets the living room. Morfr and more, closed circuit TV is being used for Other v 1hali\%|e1rtata«ent purposes. nerw , BTB< «wireoonow?tap| •ot^V.'tolsW'yW&M /.itte'Army MS*^ fug a coarse In giitiM*mfeilfei at Fort KBOX, with « Tel*^*mp». er closed clreojt brifcgfog. fee stu- 0> B U detail* from the Ha^U. ^ tUle, Ala., miMlle 'inktaUatloB. - The largest ,private v ifucfi" terminal in-New York now uses TV* to' enable the dispatcher* to scan ttie entire terminal. New York's big Parke-Bernet Galleries uses a Teleprompter closed circuit to let overflow crowds watch the art and antique auctions. • She'Solves Problem .Leave -us consider the ;plight of New York v actresses; without muchi:;New York TV around to keep them solvent. , ; First; tt^'s!Pafcricia : Smith, fantasy, sentiment and humor with a variety of talented performers —several of them, moat appropriately at this season, on skates. Carol Channing and .Cyril Richard will appear in a number combining pantomjme and song. Neither needs any introduction to the television audience. But it does seem that Miss Channing, the tall, leggy blonde come, dienne and singer, will introduce an element of great suspense into the show. Will she really be skating by Sunday? If she should fall, will she carry Richard with her? If they both fall, will both continue singing from the ice? It would be indelicate to raise these questions if Mis* Channing bad not raised them herself in the course of a long ride to an ice skating rink. Miss Channing confessed she abandoned skates in childhood because she couldn't stand on them without her ankles sagging inward. By last Monday afternoon, how ever, she was standing quite well with the aid of ankle braces. By Tuesday aha was being pushed about the ice, She had even discovered • convenient way of stopping by bumping into Richard without once knocking biro down, (Richard has been practicing on ids skates much longer. Ho has been observed gravely circling § small rink about the cue of a shower-bath.) MWicent Patricia a Broadway beauty with a Jean Arthurish, voice and lots of talent. She's solved t h e dilemma by making six or seven quick trips to Hollywood a year — her latest ?saw her ,playing the female lead opposite John Drew Barrymore in the WesUnghouse Peailu Theater production, "Silent Thunder," "That' 8 what I have to «. these toys," she says. "I co*U war* out there all the time If I wante* te, bit it's mostly « lot of J«nk.» Pat's a New Haven, Conn., product who grew up in New Jersey. When she went into acting, she'd planned to d r o p her last name and use her middle name — Harlan —but she got a job right away and never had the chance. So she's still p a t r i c i a Smith. Fear Is There She started out wanting to be a piano player, but recitals frightened her. TV Networks Ask 2 Parties Pick Same Site TV-conscJou* poJitJcw. reportedly are listening carefully to the suggestion* and pleas of the three major television networks in the choice of ft i960 national convention site. The chief desire of the networks Is that both major parties bold their conventions in the same city. In 1958 the cost of the mass airlift from Chicago to San Francisco alone was close to « million doj- lar<Mo say nothing of the wear and tear of convention coverage from two cities. As far as television is eon. ceroed, the favorite convention sitef would be Chicago or 8a» Francisco. She found the stage and acting didn't frighten 'her. Now, however, she admits that she's always affaM of blowing hef lines on TV. Neve'r has, but the fear is always there. The same problem — lack of work — confronted Millicent Brower, who'd been on « most of the New York shows and some Broadway aad stock work, too. , "I*kept getting, written out of the serials I was on," she says. "Once I took a cruise and never i came back. Then 1 got sentenced to jail on another one.'On still another, I went out ( for a bam sandwich and never came bcik." So-Millie .tried writing. She started working, while killing t.me ' around casting -offices, scribbling v away'while waiting for a chance to "read; The result is a novel called "Ingenue" — much of which 'takes, place in casting • offices — and it'll be published soon by Ballantine. KIM NOVAK was the pretty interviewee on one of Maurice Gardett's French TV programs. Popular French Star Seeks Radio/TV Chances in U.S. One of France's most popular radio and TV personalities, Maurice Gardett, is currently concluding a two-fold mission to America, '.' .--••". He was sent hero by the Shrine of St. Bernadette, in Lourdes, to raise money for the shrine. (Any contributor will get a record, "A Child's Song of St. Bernadette." The address is the American Committee For Lourdes, Box 1018, new York 1, N. Y.) "But I also came to investigate the possibilities of a TV career here," Gardett says with frankness. "You know you can't last too long in radio and TV doing the same thing in the same place — people get bored, as they are bored here with Ed Sullivan. Perhaps here I will be new and will have another three, four years. "I am at the top in France. But wo have only four stations there on TV. Here there is how many? Four-hundred eighty? I dont mind to go to any one of them. I dont mind to start at the bot- torn." He's used to that kind of start. After World War U, he was stranded and broke in Tangier. He was working as a wine waiter in a hotel, met a man who was starting Radio Tangier and talked himself into a job, He has several programs, GIVES FREE THH; 8es» Myeraon, star of "The Big Payoff' on CBS-TV, Jo making many personal appearance* without pay. Beas, extremely charity- minded, (s DOW giving much of bar free time to furthering th* cause of the League for Emotionally Disturbed Children. Mostly, he is funny, capitalizing on a funny face and sharp Wit. He interviews visiting celebrities from all over the world. Hard-Luck Film Finally Ready The ace hard-luck picture, "Porgy and Bess," somehow managed to complete its shooting this week, to the relief of Samuel Goldwyn, Otto Prerainger and all hands. Preminger says it's the greatest film be ever directed, but confides that he could write a book about his relations with the fabulous Goldwyn. Somehow they managed to avoid open warfare ,. , You can't get away from Hollywood: As I was leaving for a speech at the Fresno Press Club, the next fellow in the ticket line was Clark Gable. He and the missus were flying to Stockton for some hunting. Imogene Coco Gets Ntw Kind of Citation NKW YORK W - Imogene Coea got a new kind of citation for ber performance in the current Broadway comedy, "The Girls in •»AA »• At the end of a performance which he attended. Conrad Hilton, prominent hotel man, presented the star with a huge key making her "honorary resident" of the room with that number in all his hoetelries.
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