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PAGE TEN BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 28, 19W ourier NewsMagazine Dont be Afraid, Darling, The Continental Returns To Home Screens Again By DICK KLEINER NEA Staff Correspondent Don't be afraid, darling — It is only a television column. This time it's about Renio Cesana — "The Continental" — who popularized the phrase, "Don't be afraid, darling, it is only a man's apartment," and sometimes wished he hadn't It's been four years since The "- "—' Continental first Invited the ladies Into his coaxial apartment — and they were four very lean years for the handsome Italian actor. He was typed as nobody's ever been typed. He is primarily an actor and The Continental was just a part. "The Continental turned out to be Frankenstein," says Cesana. "1 could not get rid of It." "I did some summer stock, •ome MC-lng, some radio. But mostly I tightened my belt. It wa* very tough for me.'" Then, not long ago, a sponsor called him and said they wanted to put on a new show. Would he come around and talk to them about it? He jumped at the chance. But first he sat down and created a few •hows to audition for the sponsor. At the meeting, he excitedly told the details of bis ideas. "But, Mr. Cesana," the sponsor •aid, "We want The Continental." Cesana says he "almost cried." But, naturally, he said yes, he'd bring but The Continental again. And so his four lean years are over. But he can't help wondering —what will happen to him the next time The Continental goes off? Marlowe KaU Smith RENZO CESANA — After four lean years, champagne again. There's another Frankenstein-, WHO'S DOING WHAT? — Kate type in show business. At least 1 smUh: The hefty soprano will ccle- that's what JParkc Levy calls his brate her 25th year in show business on Ed Sullivan's Show, April 29. she'l sing "I Surrender Dear," the very first song she sang on her very first show, back in '31. Jackie Glcasun: He'll be a guest with Phil Silvers in an upcoming chapter of Sgt. Bilko's adventures. Could be the comedy hit of the year. Red Skeiton: He convulsed Mamie Eisenhower by telling her, "Your husband wns in my outfit during the war." Henry ..I. Taylor: The newscaster bus written a play, "The Empress," about the fabulous dowager Empress of China, Tzu- Hsi, Walter Wanger and Eugene Frenke have optioned it for films creation, - "Gladys," the unseen nagging wife on Spring Byington's "December Bride." For two years, Gladys has been talked about, joked about, laughed about, insulted, quoted, conversed with on the phone and otherwise used. But never seen. Now the pressure from the program's fans is making Levy, the show's creator - producer - writer, think seriously about bringing her to visual life. "Our only problem," he says, "Is what Gladys should look like?" Any ideas? and Frenke, an old friend of Greta Garbo, thinks there's a gooc chance Miss Garbo might choose "The Empress" as the vehicle for her long-awaited screen return. Just back from a tour of the Far East, hardslchodrist Sylvia Marlowe reports some unique brushes with Oriental television. She appeared on TV programs in Japan and the Philippines, during her successful trip. "Japan's TV is quite modern," she says. "The studios are well- equipped and beautiful. They're built of chrome and glass, but finished In the typical Japanese way. There are mats on the floor, and you have to take your shoes off. I had to pedal my harpsichord in stocking feet. "But TV in the Philippines is very primitive. The studio is just one room.' They only huve one camera. There's no dressing room — I had to dress in the lavatory in another building and walk to the studio across a roof in the pouring rain. The director's girl friend came to see him and, since there was no place for her to watch, she hid behind a curtain during the program." "The S«4,000 CballciiRe" is', of course, a sequel -to the successful "The SG5.000 Question." A Broad- ! wayite says that, if this nil had j happened in Hollywood, they ! would have railed the new show, "Son of 51)4,000 Question." Skitch Readies Switch to Classics NEW YORK — (NEA) — Prepare to say good-bye to Skitch Henderson. And get reactj to welcome C«drie Henderson. Mindy Carson Blasts With a New, Big Voice By NBA SERVICE You may have noticed, on a catchy little song called "You Can't Be True to Two," the new voice of Mindy Carton. Not all her new voice, by any means, but just a hint of the power she's lately developed. DIVING BEAUTY — Natalie Wood, who costars with Tab Hunter in tiie Warner Bros, pic- lure, "The Burning Hills," portrays a vivacious Latin who is proud of her Anglo-Mexican heritage. It's a romantic action drama of the ranching Southwest based on the novel by Louis L'Amour. iterofy Guidcpost They are one and the same individual, yet they are different. Skitch Henderson te the cheerful, talented pianist and bund leader who supports Steve Allen on NBC- TV's "Tonight." Cedric Hendreson is the serious, talented symphonic conductor who Is going to take over the Henderson body somewhere in 1958, "I've wanted to be a classical musician alL my life," says Lyle Cedric (Skitch) Henderson. "But, like most of us, I got panicky as a kid. I had to make a living and I did it the easiest way—T. started Henderson Miller back. I'll aways bu able to get Job in this field. I'll givt myself n year tmd if I don't like it, I'll back." Skitch says he's getting encouragement from his wife, Pnye Emerson. "You know." he says, "she'd like to quit everything, too. People get fed up. She's like to quit TV ami writing and everything, except an occasional sttiKe part. People get tired. I'm tired right no\v." Skitch was one of five bearded men who met to discuss the care playing piano in a saloon. And here I am, still playing jazz and pop music." This will all change two years hence. Skitch has made up his mind to make a clean break. "You can't do both," he says "At least I can't. So I'm going to quit pop music completely. And going to call myself 'Cedric' — it I tried to conduct a symphony using 'Skllch 1 I'd be crusified." Over the past few years Skitcn has quietly learned his new trade. studied and is continuing to study and culture of beards on Mitch AIM- the thick classical scores, he's] ler's CBS-Radio program. The others were Miller. Burl Ivcs, Commander Edward Whltchcnd ("The Man Prom Schu'eppes") and novelist : Stout. They all hud good things grown a beard which he admits may have been a subconscious effort to look the part. This July, he'll spend a month conducting various symphonies. "I'll probably have to start, when I finally do start," Skitch I'm i says, "as a choral conductor in a fourth-rate opera." He's honest with himself in one other respect. H« realizes this all might be one of those rosy dreams th.it never turn out to be as much He's been a guest conductor for j fun as expected. comfort, of dist- quite a few major symphonies, he'sj "if jfs bad," lie shrubs, "I'll go) beard." to say about beards, theii their sex appeal, their inction. Only M»ch Miller would admit that the heard was less than pcr- I'ect. "Us one draw back," lie s;ur. "is when you eat swoiH corn. Hours later, you Miiell like a dairy from the butter which got left in tin Poetry Award BOSTON i/P, ~ Archibald MacLeish has been chosen poetry award winner of the Fifth Annual Boston Arts Festival, to be held in June. Head Courier News Classified Ads. Gifts to India NEW YORK i/Pi— The Asia Fou (iution and the Carnegie Endow ment lor International Peace ha\ given about 1.000 books to edura ticnnl institutions in India. The will be exhibited by the Universit of Delhi. CAN'T STOP THE QUEEN MARV WITH A CLOTHESLINE . . ^ mw . *OTI kMp • Mnnde bom MM*g y(x , u»w. »w y « <M . t*f MMranct - A* riflri M, M lh« rifto omov*. W«1 b« NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOI ILDG. Pho. 3-6868 Sea shells ninge in size from the microscopic to some weighing more than 500 pounds. ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Remember MS for prescriptions l ood News: '/ml War L Over! OFF THE BOOK BEAT—Good news from Doubleday: The Civil War is over! ' The publisher of John Brick's novel "Jubilee," about Sherman's inarch to the sea, has assembled quotes from criticism of the book in the South. The attitude of the book is sympathetic to Sherman and his men; and the attitude of reviewers on 22 Southern . papers who wrote about it is: two unfriendly, three triendly. and the rest definitely on speaking terms with book and author. The Jacksonville ipla.) Times- Union called it "tedious, tendentious, and trite" and spoke of the author's "ill-concealed prejudices against the South." The Greenville iN.C.) Reflector charged that "Brick lias little sympathy for the South's role in the struggle." The Atlanta Journal and Consti- :ution, on the other hand, said that the novel's "real greatness lies in ts vivid description of the furious iction in and around Atlanta." The Columbus tGa.> Enquirer, praising Brick as "more than impartial." said his book was *a real thriller from beginning to end." The Macon iGa.i News found that 'Southerners interested in a good story well told, and in arriving nt. an undcrstandisg of both sides of the conflict will find it rewarding reading." In - between opinions included these: "Deserves wide reading," said the Jackson rTenn.) Sun. ; "Tf a Southerner ran get used to i the fact that he js the enemy, and can look at its objectively, lie will enjoy reading it," according to the Nashville Banner. ,W. G. Rogers CURRENT Best Sellers THE LAST IlL'RIiAH, Edwin O'Connor. TEN N O R T H FREDERICK, John O'Huru. ANDERSON VILLE MacKinlay Kiintor. AUNTIE MAME, Patrick Dennis. M A R .1 0 R 1 E MORNINGSTAR, Herman Wouk. TIIE SEARCH FOR BRIDEV MURPHY, Morey Bernstein. GIFT FROM THE SEA, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, Walter Lord. PROFILES IN COURAGE, John F. Kennedy. THE SCROLLS FROM TIIE DEAD SEA, Edmund Wilson. Academy Chief NEW YORK (/Pi — Eliot Candee Clark has been elected president or the 130-year-old National Academy of Design. A member of the Academy since 1917, Clark is a painter and the son of a painter, and has written several articles and books Tops in Pops It all began about three years ago when she sang for Richard Rodgrers. It was his idea; he was looking for someone to succeed Mary Martin in "South Pacific" and wanted to hear Mindy sing. She wasn't particularly anxious for a stage career, but she sang for him anyhow. "He told me I had a very nice voice," she says, "but he couldn't hear me beyond the fifth row. At the time, that didn't bother me too much. I had no desire to sing in a show." But then she went to see Mfss Martin In "South Pacific" and, like most of us, came away entranced. "Right then," she says, "I decided that someday I wanted to be in a show and maybe weave some of that magic that Mary Martin weaves." To do that, she decided she'd have to be. able to reach the peasants who sit beyond the fifth row. Her voice needed more projection. "But I didn't want to take voice essons as such," she says. "I was ,fraid I might spoil my record r oice. So I started working with Sherman." Sherman is Sherman Edwards, her accompanist, arranger, tutor and Sherman - of - all - trades. He drove her hard — seven hours a day, seven days a week for five months. Gradually, her voice grew stronger. And, gradually, her range increased until, finally, she'd raised her register a fifth. She went back a while ago to sing for Rodgers again. He was stunned at the change and, afterwards, embraced her and told her she was wonderful. It was quite a thrill for Mindy. This should all end with the news that she's got a'fat part in a lavish musical comedy. But, alas, there is nothing definite to report. Mindy says she's reading scripts and feels pretty sure she'll be in one of the musicals due on Broadway next fall. Meantime, though, this new voice is helping her records. Not that she's giving out with her full power Mindy Carson Sammy Calm I — there's no fifth row in a recording studio — but singing in general comes easier to her now, and, besides, she feels her voice is richer. "Now," she says, "I could record sitting down." * • • What makes one singer a hit on records and another, with just as good a voice, a bum? Sammy Cahn, who has more hits to his credit than the Belgian Congo has tst-tse files, thinks it's a question of personality. 'A good actor," he says, "I» someone who can project across the footlights. In the same way, & good record singer jumps off «. record and out of a Juke-box and yon feel something. It's something they either have or don't have." Sammy*—who has it, even though he doesn't record—is known as a "singer's songwriter." That's because he writes lyrics that hav* "singable words," especially at the end where a singer likes to hit tha words hard. As an example, Sammy says words like "that" or "them" are bad, but words like his own "if you will be my love" ar« singable. * • * Cathy Carr has a record that's doing pretty well, a thing called "Ivory Tower." This Is another exampje of how stardom comes faster in the record business than any other entertainment medium — less than three months ago, Cathy Carr was a salesgirl in a New York department store. Soprano to Tour NEW , YORK (JP) ~ Metropolitan Opera soprano Eleanor Steber will embark on a four-months' world tour of recitals and concerts in January, 1957. Miss Steber will travel under the auspicies of the State Depaitment's International Exchange Program, of which ANTA is the agent.' Opera Study NEW YORK UP) — Dr. Herbert Graf is about to undertake a two- year study of the production problems of modem opera. Stage director of the Metropolitan Opera and director of the opera department at the Curtis Institute, in Philadelphia, Dr. Graf will do the work under a grant from the Rockefeller foundation, i Listed below are the latest most- sold and most-requested records as of Friday of last week on the national, local and radio levels. LOCAL 1 — Ivory Tower — Otis Williams 2 — Long Tall Bally — Little] Richard 3 — Cherry Lips — The Robins 4 — Magic Touch —, Platters 5 — Moon Glow — Morris Stoloff 6—Man With Golden Arm Theme — Elmer Bernstein 7 — Little Angel -- Pour Lads 8 — That's Your Mistake — Otis Williams 9 — Wild Cherry — Don Cherry 10 — Mr. Wonderful — Peggy Lee NATIONAL 1 — Poor People of Paris — Les Baxter 2 — Lisbon Antigua — Nelson Riddle 3 — Blue Suede Shoes — Carl | Perkins 4 — Rock and Roll Waltz — Kay! Starr Science-Fiction Course NEW YORK (/Pi—The extension division of the City College of New- York is giving a course in sicence fiction and "fantasy" writing. Read Courier News Classified Ads. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry I The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb & Pork Nationally Advertised Ir Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In w< Delircr Come In 1044 Chick EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2115 5 — No Not Much — Four Lads ! 6 — I'll Be Home — Pat Boone 7 — Magic Touch — Platters 8 — Why Do Pools Fall in Live I — Teenagers ; 9 — Juke Box Baby — Perry! Conio j 10 — Mr. Wonderful — Peggy Lee ! RADIO 1 — Long Tall Sally — Little Richard 2 — ivory fowler — Otis Williams 3 — Blue Suede Shoes — Carl Perkins . 4 — That's Your Mistake — Otis Williams 5 — I Was The One — Elvis Presley 6—Man With Golden Arm Theme — Elmer Bernstein . ) 7 — Cherry Ljps — The Robins j 8 — Bo Weevil — Teresa Brewer 9 — Why Do Fools Fall In Love ; — Teena.gei-5 10 — Our Love Affair — Tommy Charles M.A.M. Centrally Located For Easy Shopping Jjortku (ji-au Kef I on Col oLenef HI-WAY DRUG We Give Top Value Stamps PrenMi Haider, Rcc. Pharmacist A Mgr. Charlri RroRdon. OWBBT Main at Division PhoM 2-2(U» WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Main Phont 3-3122 • It is possible, yon know, to drift into illness. Don't make the mistake of neglecting early symptoms. If you aren't really tfdly see your Doctor without delay. 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