The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 17, 1959 · Page 19
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AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1959-7 THE COMMISSAR TAKES A RIBBING — Comedian Jerry Lewis goes into his act as he was introduced to Russia's Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan Tuesday, asking "Is this the guy?" Mikoyan, who doesn't speak English, maintained his composure for a moment, then burst into laughter. They met at Paramount Studio, where Lewis is playing the role of a Navy officer. (AP Photofax). BACK IN 'CHEYENNE' Clint Walker Nearly Returned to Illinois HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Clint Walker might be operating a health food business in Belleville, 111., today if he hadn't dropped by his studio recently. Happily for his movie and TV fans, Clint is now back in the Warner Bros, fold and will be making more "Cheyennes" and theater films. How Strike Ended But he came close to folding up his acting career. Relaxing in his big bare feet at his modest North Hollywood home, he told how he ended his nine-month strike •gainst the studio: "I had decided to pull up stakes and go back to Belleville, where my twin sister runs a health food business that we own. She thought we could really expand if I joined the operation. So I sold my house and got ready to move. His Plan Worked "But I wanted to hear from the Wanted: Star for 'Meet Me in St. Louis 1 One singer, style a la Judy Garland or Debbie Reynolds, is wanted to star in a CBS-TV musical by Talent Associates Ltd., New York. The independent producing company is looking for a female lead to star in a two-hour musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" April 26. Until recently Debbie Reynolds had been lined up for the show. But she will be tied up for several months making a movie for MGM. The search for a talented female singer is in emergency stage with two sponsors eagerly standing by to back the musical which Judy Garland made a hit during World War II. Black Spots on Sun May Mar Radio, TV PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The sun has the worst rash of black £pots on its face since 1951. Mt. Wilson Observatory has photographed the spots—huge magnetic storms on the sun's surface. These storms emit radiation which often upsets radio and telephone communications on earth. The spots photographed last Friday extended 100,000 miles across the sun's face. In 1951 a 125,000- mile cluster was observed. The largest on record, extending 152,000 miles, was observed in 1947. head man that there was no hope for a settlement; I didn't want to move East and then have to return here if Warners made a deal. So I went to the studio on my own initiative and told them the situation." Now Clint will be back slinging six-shooters instead of yogurt and wheat germ. He starts 1959 with a brand-new contract which assures him of doing features as well as the TV show. Gets Feature Movie "The money is the same—I'll be getting $1,500 a week," he said. "My argument was never over money; $1,500 is a good salary. I wanted to be able to do feature movies, which give much more satisfaction to an actor than TV films." Nine months is a long time for a fellow to be without income, and Clint admitted that his bankroll was getting thin toward the end. He felt that an agreement would have been reached much sooner except for the Riviera auto accident that incapacitated studio boss J. L. Warner — "the studio couldn't make the decision without him, and he was too sick to even be told about it." 6 Roles Open for Girl Stars With Westerns When an actress starts to specialize in doing TV westerns she'll find she has a choice of six different roles. So reveals Bek Nelson, feminine lead in John Russell's "Lawman" Sunday nights. "A girl in a television horse opera can be typed as a dance hall hostess, a rancher's wife, a rancher's daughter, a gambling hall queen or a gal from the East visiting the rugged West," states Bek. "And the last choice is that of the frontier town's restaurant owner, a role which I currently fill." Bek, a native of Tennessee, is primly draped in drab, unbleached muslin as Dru Lemp, a marshal's widow. However, she has one of the most shapely figures in television, a fact borne out when she puts on a bathing suit which she used to dc as a model in New York City before heading for Hollywood. Life Stories to Hit CBS-TV in October A new 90 minute TV series dramatizing biographies of prominent persons who made good by bucking the tide is being produced for CBS TV by Arthur Penn. The monthly series titled, Biography, will be sponsored by the Equitable Life Insurance Co. and is expected to go on the wires in October, Stories will be about Americans who made good in such fields as entertainment, sports, politics, medicine, science and other fields. I Network Television 1 Friday, January 23 (C) Means Program <i In Color 6:05 a.m. S — David Stone 6:30 a.m. S, 10— Continental Clail- room 7:00 tt.m. 4— Slegtroid 5, 10— Today 7:45 a.m. 4 — Chrlitmoi Show 8:00 a.m 3, 4 — Copt Kangaroo S, to— Today 8:45 a.m. 3— News 9:00 a.m. 3, 4 — f-oi cove of Monty S, 10— Dough Re Ml 9:30 a.m. 3, 4— Godfrey 5, '0 — Treasure Hunt 70:00 a.m 3, 4, 8 — 1 Love Lucy S, 10 — Price l> Right & B]|) Hickok 10:30 i.m. 3, 4, 1— Top Dollar S, 10 — Concentration fc— Christophers 77:00 a.m. 3, 4, 1— Love at Lit* 5, 10— Tic Tac Dough 6— Mark Sabar 11:30 a.m. 3, 4, (—Search 5, 10— Could Be You 6 — Peter Hayes 77:45 a.m. 3. 4 — Guiding Light 1— Film Review 72:00 m 3, 4 S. 10— News Weather I — New 72:70 p.m. 1— Living Storybook 72:20 p.m. S — Tr«asur<- Chtit 72:30 p.m. 3. 4— World Turns 6— Play Hunch * — Crusade In Europe 10 — Brevities 7:00 p.m 3, 4, 8 — Jimmy Dean S, 10 — Truth or Conse* qucnces (C) 6 — Liberace 1:30 p-m. 4— LlnkUttei S, 10— Haggis Boggls (C; 3, 8— House Party (—News Weather Clubi 7:</0 p.m. 6 — Matineo 2:00 p.m. 4, 8— Big Povott 5, 10 — Dr. Ma one 6— Day In Court 2.30 p.m 3, 4, 8— Vcrdtci Yours S, 10 — From These Roots 6— Mutle Dingo 3:00 p.m. 3, 4, 8— Brighter Day 5, 10 — Queen foi Day 6— Beat Clock 3:15 p.m. 3, 4. 1— Secret Storm 3.3n * in J.J\J .'.rrt. 3, 4, 8— Edge at Night S, 10 — County Fair 6 — Who Do v 01 , Trust 4:00 p.m. 3— Show no Town 5— Margie (--American Bandstand 8 — Curtain Call 10— What's New 4:30 p.m. M /**.*»*.. 4— Cappv 5— Lost ol MohicoM 8— — Filrn 10— Fur* 3:00 p.m. 3 — Club House 4— Axel & Dog 5— Robin Hood 8— Whirlvblrds 10 — Bengal Lancers 5:30 p.m. 3— Leo & Pioneers 4— Popeye &— Mickev Mouse Club 8 — Huckleberry Hound 10 — Superman 6:00 p.m. 3, 4. S, 6, 8 10— Newi, Weathei 6:7.5 p.m. 3 — Growth of Nation 6 — Don Goddord 10— NBC News 6:20 p.m. S — Should Know 6:30 p.m. 3. 4, it— Hit Porad* 5— Northwest Passage (C) 6— Rm Tin Tin 10 — Sherwood Forest 7:00 p.m. 3, 4, 8— Rawhide 5, 10— El ery Queer) (C) t—Wolt Olsnet Presints 7:30 p.m. 3. 4, (— Jackie Gteason 8:00 p.m. 3, 4, 8— Phil— Silvers 5, 10— M-Squad 6 — Man With Camera 8:30 p.m. 3 — New York Confidential 6—77 Sunset Strip 8 — Playhouso 5. 10— Thin Man 9:00 p.m. 3, 4, 8— Lineup 5, 10 — Cavalcade ol Sports 9:30 p.m. 3, 4 — Person to Person (—David Niven 8 — Pattl Page 9:45 p.m. 5— Port Fight Beat 10:00 p.m, 3, 4, S, 6 B. 10 — Newt, Weathei Sports (•0:75 p.m. 6— John Daly 70:20 p.m. •—Thin Man 70:30 p.m. 3— Night Cap 4 — Night Court S— U.S. MarshaN 6 — Hour of Stan 10— Jack Paar Show 70:30 p.m. 8 — Playhouse 77:00 p.m. 4 — Playhouse &— Jock p aar Show 72:00 p.m. 5— Newt And Now - - Hargrove Is Doing Nicely as TV Script Writer AVAST THERE! — Ever wonder where British film makers manage to recruit all the strange characters that appear in their movies? Well, here's an excellent candidate for a crusty-old-salt-type. He's an unidentified wanderer who showed up in London for a gathering of England's "gentlemen of the road." By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD W) — At 22, Marion Hargrove wrote "See Here, Private Hargrove," which sold 3V4 million copies, became a hit movie and made him famous. Now he is 39 and finally hitting his stride as a writer, penning movie and TV scripts. "I learned a lesson," be now admits. "A writer shouldn't have such success until two conditions prevail: No. 1, he should-be rewarded for a work on which he has lavished a great deal of time and effort. No. 2, he should be at an age when he is mature enough to follow up the success." Seventeen years later, Hargrove still looks youthful enough to play the Army private — well, corporal, maybe. Now that he is hot as a writer again, he can look back reflectively at the pitsfalls of his youth. Gratitude Puts Cole in Role of Producer NEW YORK Wl — Robert Cole, operator of an employment agency for temporary personnel, became a theatrical producer recently strictly out of gratitude. Cole discovered several years ago that many of the applicants for work as stenographers, typists and clerks were young actors and actresses who needed jobs while waiting for their big stage break. He also learned that they were good workers and brought more employers to his agency. To show his appreciation, Cole decided to underwrite a showcase for some of the youngsters in an off-Broadway theater. "Actors have made by business," he explained. "Maybe I can show my gratitude by this." Humorist Freberg to Wed Saturday PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Satirist Stan Freberg, best known for his many humorous recordings, and Donna Jean Anderson will be married Saturday by his father. He is 32, Miss Anderson 28. The Rev. Victor Freberg will perform the ceremony in the Chapel of Roses. Before the war, he was a deskman on the Charlotte, N. C., News. A pre-Pearl Habor draftee, his wry views of Army life were printed in a series of articles in the News. They were brought to the attention of a book publisher, who recognized their appeal. Hargrove attr.rhed a beginning and ending, and the book became a wartime sensation. Hargrove roamed the world as a correspondent for the Army magazine, Yank, returned after the war to pursue a career as author. "For the first two years, I couldn't write a thing," he said. "It was the old story about facing the blank piece of paper in the typewriter and being unable to get an idea." The turn in his career came when studio boss J. L. Warner wanted a comedy about the new Army. Who else could write it but Marlon Hargrove? "I came out from New York and went up to Fort Ord for research," he said. "I found I had to start anew with this Army; my , field of reference was entirely different. I turned out a script treatment, but they didn't like it. So they kept the movie rights and I turned out a novel. The novel 'The Girl He Left Behind' was better than the picture." YOUR COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER . GENERAL, REPAIR MOTOR TUNE-UP WHEEL BALANCING BRAKE REPAIRS OVERHAULING SHELLUBRICATION CAR WASH BATTERIES TIRES SHELL TCP GASOLINE See George or Chet at ISTERLING SHELL MOTORS DIAL HE3-362S B W. Oakland . Auitin

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