The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 10, 1959 · Page 13
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 13

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? 4 IN SIGHT -' ••»' •&U&VIVAL. THE• FAMIi-V Mercer Plans to Watch Some of Top Programs By CHARLES MERCER^ NEW--YORK (AP) — Heifel are some network programs E; expect to watch in the coming week — and my reasons wny. j' • This evening Perry 'Como's guests on NBC include Rosemary Clooney, the Kingston Trio, Jane Wyman. In the past week three viewers have told .me they think Como is tired or growing indifferent. Is he? Also tonight over NBC comes the premiere of another Western; "Black Saddle," a series about a one - time gunslinger turned lawyer. Presumably students of Westerns will want to . see if they can find a difference between this one and others. Hour-Long Series On Sunday, CBS will show a special hour-long series of interviews with new U.S senators — a first - hand way of discovering what these men are like. Later on CBS there is the first in a new series, "Behind the News with Howard K. Smith," designed to give one a deeper insight into important world events. Edward R. Murrow's "Small World" presents the second part in an opinionated, animated three- way conversation involving soprano Maria Callas, conductor Sir Thomas Eeecham, and pianist Victor Borge, Quito u Choice At 7:30 p.m Sunday there's quite a choice on all three networks. On CBS Jack Benny is JURISDICTIONS. i joined by Barbara Stanwyck in ': "Autolight," -a parody of the ' drama "Gaslight. 1 -* ' At the same hour on ABC "Maverick* will., also do a spoof called "Gunshy,',' with characters resembling the'' cast of "Gun- smoke." Same time on NBC is the premiere of "The Music Shop, Starring Buddy Bergman," a live half-hour variety series .starring recording artists. Personally, I'll be watching Benny. Monday ABC launches its reruns of "Shirley Temple's storybook" with "The Sleeping Beauty." The series will be presented every third Monday. On NBC the Bell Telephone Hour presents "Adventures in Music," offering Harry Belafonte, Renata Tibaldi, Maurice Evans, the New York City ballet and the Baird Marionettes. On Tuesday, I'll take a look at Garry Moore's CBS show when his guests will include Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Haney and Andy Griffith. Bob Hope Friday Friday via NBC Bob Hope presents another of his hour shows. This one is made up oi filmed highlights of his recent tour of United States military bases in North Africa and Europe. His guests will include Gina Lollobri- gida, Yul Brynner, George Sanders, Hedda Hopper, Molly Bee, Jerry Colonna. Hope's shows are always fun. Carpenters 1 Union Gets Dry Ducks; Electricians/ Wet NEW YORK (NEAV—On one of his recent shows. Dick Clark had a bunch of ducks as props. This was a nice idea, but it almost created a big union problem. Who had jurisdiction over handling ducks? After representatives of all the unions were consulted, it was finally determined that if the ducks were dry, the carpenters would handle them, but, if they were wet, they became the electricians' responsibility. Don't • ask* <why. Nobody knows. , , The AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Your Complete MOVIE, RADIO & TV PROGRAM LISTING SATURDAY, JANUARY 10,1959 FARMER'S DAOfi" T<! '» Mamie VanDoren Making Hay Now That She's Incorporated By JAMES BACON . AP Motion Picture Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP)-A. T. and T. may have more capital reserve but it can never match the well- rounded assets of Hollywood's newest corporation — Mamie VanDoren, Inc. The blonde Swede from South Dakota emancipated herself from a steady weekly paycheck a few years ago and says she now (grosses a quarter-million yearly. "Pretty good for a former 4-H Club member," boasts Mamie, who doesn't exactly typify the public conception of the farmer's daughter. But Mamie grew up on a farm near Sioux Falls, coming out here in her early teens. Took Husband's Advice Universal-International signed her five years ago at $200 a week, later raising it to $400. Her then husband, bandleader Ray An- Mental Health Series Program Set, for Jan. 13 s -H"'A .. -?• Tuesday. (Jan. 13), Dave Garroway wil|,'have the fourth in his sporadife series on mental health on his "Today" show over NBC- TV. This one, "Mental Illness in Soviet Russia," is one of a group of 13 Dave has planned over a long period of time. The date is one day before his 1 eighth birthday on the show. His interest in 'the subject of mental health is ng • standing He's a pub- Llic - spirited type land felt that this 'was one area Garroway where he could do some good, one subject where h s abilities at bringing facts home to a vast audience could be put to a purposeful end. And so, over a year ago, he and Dr. Paul H. Hoch, New York State commissioner of mental health, established the Psychiatric Research Fund. And he began doing shows about mental health on "Today." In preparation are other offer* ings in the series, programs with such provocative titles as "Crime ana the Mentally III," "Alcoholism and the Mentally III" and "The Relationship Between Men- lal Illness and Religion." Garroway does considerably more than merely front for the Fund and for his series. He's actively interested in the subject, and found office space for the Fund in the same building that houses his own office. Almost daily, he drops into the Fun's office "to see how things are going." And the Fund staff drops into his office, too. Television, through programs like this, can illuminate many areas. Garroway is a good man to have uu our side. thony, urged her to quit the studio and free-lance. "Mamie had that farm upbringing," Anthony recalls, ''and that steady pay check looked too good to give up." Mamie says: "I never would have had the nerve to do it if I MAMIE VAN DOREN hadn't had a steady-working husband to fall back on." ' $15,000 A Week But quit she did and her first free lance job at Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel paid her $15,000 a week, more than:,she earned her entire first year at U-I. Since, then she has made movies here and abroad—she has five unreleased pictures— does movies, TV and now records. She thinks the recording business is the wildest of all. She signed a contract with Dot Records some months ago. Nothing happened until a few weeks ago when Randy Wood, president of the company, called Mamie at 9 a.m. Makes Record He asked her if she could appear on a local TV show called Juke Box Jury that night. "I want you to plug your new record," said Wood. Mamie answered; "What new record?" Replied Wood: "The one you're going to make at 2 o'clock this afternoon," Judged a 'Hit' At 2 p.m., Mamie went into the record session and sang two songs she had never heard of before. Promotion copies were pressed by 6 that night. At 10 p.m., her record was judged a hit by the TV panel. Like the clown who yearns to play Hamlet, Mamie has long wanted to kick the dumb blonde roles that invariably fall to actresses who look like Mamie. "How can you be classed a dumb blonde when you're incorporated— with a board of directors, even?" she asks. FOUR CHICKS FOR CHICKS — Four glamour girls who have appeared on CBS-TV's "The Millionaire" ask Marvin Miller for a million-dollar handout on the occasion of the series' fourth anniversary, Jan. 14, 1959. Left to right: Luanna Patten, Gloria Castillo' Jeanne Carmen and Joyce Meadows.

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