MUSICAL. co/v/^oy ORt&MAL THAT NIC& ... WHO'LL MEET. : PHIL'-B Bess Myerson Lauds TV's Daytime Show Bess Myerson, the former "Miss America" who appears regularly «o "Big Payoff", told us the other day: "I'm tired of hearing blasts against daytime television as being unimaginative. Daytime TV shows offer more companionship and therapy to countless number of people than any of the evening programs. "The daytimers are a God-send to thousands of shut-ins, who have no other means of escape. "They are companions to house- wives who spend the major part of the day alone in secluded parts of the nation. "They're a contact with the outside world to a countless number of older people. "It's about time the daytime TV shows stopped being relegated to the role of second • class entertainment. ''It's about time more people realized that these daylight shows make millions happy and interested in the world about them." BING'S TOURNEY — Lighting up the links with his warm smile—not to mention the glow of his sartorial splendor, Bing Crosby accompanies golfing great Lloyd Mangrum to the next tee during the Bing Crosby Golf Tournament, of which finals will be televised Sunday The AUSTIN DAILY HERALD SHOWCASE Your Complete MOVIE, RADIO & TV PROGRAM LISTING SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1959 'MALICE IN WONDERLAND' Julie Newmar on Omnibus Sunday; She Blesses Men By CIIAKLES MERCER NEW YORK (AP) — "Men." says Julie Newmar, "have much greater imaginations than we have beauty—bless their hearts." A man would have to have quite an imagination indeed to outdo the beauty of Miss Newmar, an actress of curvaceous pulchritude who currently is playing on Broadway in "The Marriage-Go-Round." Tomorrow she makes her television debut on "Omnibus" in a satiric comedy on Hollywood life written by S. J. Perelman and entitled "Malice in Wonderland." Extra-typo Girl "I play an actress, an extra- type girl who's a little larger than life and overwhelms her blind date, a psychiatrist played by Keenan Wynn," said Miss New- mar. "In a way it's the part of a Hollywood sex-goddess." Why is it, a fellow asked her, that the movies have developed quite a few "sex goddess" types and television has not developed even one? "Sex has a lot to do with lights," said Miss Newmar. Black is not a color that expresses sex. On television you simply black and white —most of the time. For instance, I'm wearing black today. If I wanted to convey an impression of sexiness on anyone I'd have worn beige." A Comic Satire She was doing mighty well in black, the man said. "Not that I'm aware of," she replied. "Maybe when color sets are in more general use television finally will develop a sex-goddess." For the Sunday "Omnibus," Perelman fashioned three of his short stories into a comic satire. Tiie production will be directed by James Lee. Bowlers of 34 States in Finals Sunday Bowlers from 34 slates and Hawaii will lake part in the 18th annual BPAA All-Star Tournament IN Buffalo, N. Y. to be televised over ABC-TV Sunday 8:30 • 9:30 p.m. "Whispering" Joe Wilson, regular commentator for "Bowling Stars" series, will describe the finals. Leading the field of 288 -bowlers for a $36,225 prize fund is defending champion Don Carter, St. Louis, and Merle Matthews, Long; Beach, Calif., curent women's All- Star champ. Preliminary rounds began Jan. 10, with the men's field cut to 94 plus Carter and Buzz Fazio, 1958 runner-up. Jan. 14, there were 18 games with the top 14, plus Carter and Fazio, moving into the match game finals with the final rounds Sunday. The women'* field follows • similar format. TAKES CONCENTRATION Teicher and Ferrante Explain Their Method By DICK KLEINEK NEW YORK —(NBA)- Being part of a two-piano team lakes concentration. You have, to play your part and not worry about the other guy. C h a mpion concentrators, as well as champion duopiauists, are Art Ferrante and Lou Teicher, Telclicr Ferronle who can be as long-hair as you want or play pop with the best of them. Their current album, "Ferrante and Teicher With Percussion," is a good sample of their expert work. About their concentrating. They can keep their minds on their work to such an extent that they can have their pianos dove-tailed and be practicing two different pieces without bothering each other. They can also, conversely, practice their individual parts at home, miles away from each other, then come together and play as one unit. They've been playing log ther for 11 years, professionally, and, in that time, have even -jonie to look alike. Both are medium-sized, dark, wear liorn-riinni.Mi glasses and have an air of .juvtnile owlishncss about them. They are extremely serious ab nit ilivir music, nul not about themselves. One of their most popular features is their "prepared piano," a device whereby they insert lil- tle blocks of glass, rubber, plastic, sandpaper and other material either on top of or in-between the pianos' strings. This chants the sound in many ways, and creates highly unusual music. They were coming back from England, after a recent t mr, and all these odd-looking blocks were in Teicher's suitcase. All tin way over on Ihe plane, he worried about what he'd say to the customs inspector about them, how he could explain what they were doing in a trans-AUantic traveler's luggage. He needn't have worried. The inspector knew yerranlo and Teicher, picked up the blocks and said, "So thal's how you do it." Ferrante and Teicher, classically-trained musicians, spice up their concerts with pop numbers "because we like pop music." It's a refreshing attitude. Critic Lists Programs for Week He'll Watch By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK (AP)-It's not such a routine week in television as you might think from a casual glance at the listings for the next seven days. If anyone cares what I think, here are some programs I'd recommend watching: On Sunday afternoon: An NBC news team will analyze the outlook for the 8Uth Congress from Washington. The Last Word returns to CBS — by popular demand of a host of viewers who enjoy wit, words and wisdom. A new program, The World of Ideas, makes its debut, also on CBS. Guests on the program will discuss the principles by which we live. Omnibus An hour satire on Hollywood, "Malice in Wonderland," will be seen on Omnibus over NBC. NBC's Meet the Press extends its time to a full hour Sunday for ail interview with visiting Soviet Deputy Premier Anastas I. Miko- yen. The Twentieth Century on CBS offers the first of a two-part study of juvenile delinquency Sunday. On Monday evening ABC presents "Youth Anonymous," an examination of Detroit's .successful curbing of juvenile delinquency. Likes Jlold Jounuty Bold Journey travels along in its customary spot on ABC. with this one a journey to Costa Rica. Lowell Thomas offers viewers another High Adventure on CBS — this time on a U.S. Navy IGY expedition to a remote Pacific atoll for a look at the world's first use of rocket astronomy in the sludy of a solar eclipse. On Wednesday, Edward R. Murrow is Ihe moderator of a special CBS News study of "The Lost Class of '59" in Norfolk, Va., where the integration problem is keeping 10,000 students from furthering their education. The program examines the effects of the closing of six public schools on tho community. Sounds Interesting Art Carney stars in what sounds like an interesting Playhouse !K) offering Thursday over CBS — a new Rod Serling original TV drama entitled "The Veh* Alley." Phil Silvers is both himself and Sgt. Bilko in a special hour show on CBS Friday night. His gowts include Diana Dors and Sidney Chaplin.
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