The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 20, 1958 · Page 13
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 13

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V • Y,^\ ^k^JV,^V:^^ j^»^'l$fe^,.t *i,'M:^*> ^A^^''^f'''if- l r i ) •'V'*-"' , 4 ' Radio Ustfi%s POP Next Week SATURDAY, DEC. 20, 1958 stmas Eve Radio • £*•+-,, to Sing ,rfu^.53K ^"JSL!?^!* possible to jote him cfiristmas Eve 'r toy*"* —&,£ r " < >- ^ «. . 1 TAKING A MlUt i«IAK-Shir nd ' Lor Shirley's 3 Children on 'Storybook' Sunday "Mummy, why can't we go on - That was; what Shirley Temple's ; youngsters .chimed in when they tod jr chance to visit Hollywood < .where Shirley was making one of the "Sjorybook" series. for TV. " Strange, Shirley hadn't thought ;*•* that before. At any rate, she decided to "cut them in," and so they spent another day in HoSIy- . wood playing village youngsters in . "Mother Goose," which will be the TV offering Sunday (Dec, 21). They Leaned Less** "I think they learned a good lesson — that acting is hard work," said Shirley afterward. The youngsters, Sua», Charles and Lori got all Ike acting (hey wanted, In the wardrobe ^.department, Lori giggled about the clothes being old - fashioned and in the makeup department Charles blushed about the makeup be had • to wear for the color cameras. On the set Shirley let Direct tor Mitch Leisen take over and she came to his aid ooly when Charles, atop a Maypole, had » line — "I see him coming, It's the Prince, the Prince," There wasn't enough excitement to hia voice to please Leisen and he asked Shirley is maybe she coy Id get a little more projection from him. Need to Get Excite* Shirley looked up at Charles on the Maypole and Mid, "Vo«'ve 80* to net EXCITED, Charles," Charles looked down and said: "I'm getting Ur*4 •Win* up here, Mama." Shirley smiled and said, "You're the one who wanted to be oo TV," A Long Day Director Leisen finally got the •cent and then photographed Shir- fejr in several shots with the girls, who had no speakinj Joes, It was • long day and the lights were boi and the kid? complained ttMJ Charles said: Wfaea tb» day'did *od, the girls received checks for >» each 'and Charles, because of his lines. was,paid $570. _ >; "" , ' Woman Wins Trip to Visit With Liberace "It's Mrs. LiberaceJ" That familiar cry, has followed Mrs. Helen/ Sxymanski from" New York to Hollywood, "People mistake me for Liberace's Another everywhere I. go," says Mrs. S*y- manski, who,lives at 4517 North York, Minneapolis. "I love it, because J've always admired him not only for his great musical ability but also for his devotion to bis mother." Mrs* SzymansH is the winner of the Wton-TY "Meet Liberace" Contest and will fly to Hollywood . Jan. 4 to spend three day's in the movie capitol and appear on Lib. erace's daytime ABC show, Mrs. SzymansW'B winning fetter noted the fact that sjje had been told again and again *f her re- semblence to Mrs. Ljberace. "I would like to meet Liberace and let him judge if I really do look like his mother," she concluded. Charming, warnvnatured He^n Saymanski is « widow who raised {our children by berseU after tb« death of her husband, Uo, to IWi. Fampp for Jjer baking, she turned her «WU at making Polish pastries Into a business and became a carerer to weddings and parties In Minneapolis. WCCO-Radio Plons Seritt of Op«ros "Madame Butterfly" wUl be Jha Dec, 87 MetropoItM) Opera offer, iog on Wcco-radio «ad several other CBS station*, Starting time il 6:3o p4n, A double bUJ of "Cavelleria Rus- ticana" awl "PagUa^ci" is s^h^d- ujed Jan, 9 — $:% e,n. Verdi'a "Othefe" |§ todjiy'i of «8ffeg scheduled to* f m pjw. Amateur Win t- Broadway Job MEW YORK W — Donald Hotton rf Milwaukee won an off-beat role for hit Broadway debut after a strange theatrical talent hunt. He U, playing the-role of a college basketball player in the new Howard Lindsay . Ruswl Croose comedy, ''Tall Story." Needed was an actor of unusually lanky appearance. Hotton -standi 6-foo>2 but, according to his appraisers, appears even taller. The producers examined 900 aspirants and .gave Hotton six auditions before he got the part. His previous experience has all been in. his home city, and wifli hinterland acting groups. , T In a^Christraas- Stag with Bing on CBS radio. Crosby will''be joined this year by hi* wifeythe former Kathy Grant/who will smg in public with her husband for'the first time on any radio or television network. The program also will feature choruses from Fiji, Hawaii, Alaska, Salt Lake City, the Vatican and the atomic submarine Nautilus. Explanation Simple As a man'' of innumberable preoccupations,,.why does Crosby go to the effort involved for a coe- hbur^tadto program with remote pickups from-around the world?'* His explanation is simple and sincere: "It's the one-time of the year when I'm sure I can make -my work as an entertainer serve something bigger than mere entertainment. It's the .'performance in. which I'm most at ease with my listeners because I know that THEY know I'm giving my best." Astonished by Reception Crosby recalls tha' he has talked into doing the ,1955 .Christmas Eve broadcast-and was astonished by the enthusiastic public reception of the program. ("Why, some news- papers even wrote editorials about 'this year, as in the past, he will sing "Adeste FMelesV' tater- estingly, he had to be strongly urged to make his first recording of the number several years before World War II. -v "Being only a crooner," Crosby recalls, "I felt that I didn't have sufficient stature to sing a song with religious implications. But —*-- -*• •'"- -• •— "••" ir^^^r *•* , Jack Kapp (a recording company executive) insisted that "Adeste Fideles' through the years had be. come -virtually a Christmas carol. So I recorded it "Sitaat Night Different' "'Silent Night' was different. I didn't feei; that it fitted into the carol category. Moreover, I thought.it. would be wrong for me to take income from the sale of such a record. The way I saw it, it would be like cashing in-on the church or the Bible. "But brother .Larry came up with a suggestion. He set up a BING CROSBY for the children then being taken car* of by American a»i«- «iaas ia China. The piao was to MM the royaltiej from 'Sent Night' and pour them into the fund. In tiiis way j'd avoid cashing In on religious songs. "W« helped cloth* and support thoae Udf until the government, looking for fresh tec money, ruled ti>«t our scheme was illegal. By ttaat tune w«'d probably put • quarter of a million dollars into feat warthwail*

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