The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on May 31, 1962 · 50
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J . - PACE D2 On The Stage Jolly Spoof At Olney; jVoffi Of Off 'Broadway By HOPE PAKTELL MARYLAND'S summer theater feasor) opened Tuesday at the Olney with "Little Mary .Sunshine." a .jolly, sprightly1 spoof, smartly performed and produced. This is a deft parody of operettas of tlx Friml-IIerbert era, "find it reproduces delightfully the formal posturing and manner of speech, the extravagant heroics, the schmaltz and the genteel niceties. The heroine is a goody-goody proprietress of an inn in the Colorado wilderness. She is loved (from a proper afar) by a stal-wart forest ranger, Captain War-Jnglon. who is about to embark on jIerilous mission to capture a EILEEN BREXNAN j ilastardly Indian named Vellow Feather. Any number of incidents involving, among others, more Indians, ;8 corps of forest rangers and proper young ladies from a finishing school help keep things moving. And the proceedings do fnove; a little slowly at first but Jfcith increasing momentum. Eileen Brennan. who originated flie role in this off-Broadway hit is back in fine form for this sort if thing after a drastic change pf pace in the national company ll "The Miracle Worker." As Little Mary her dainty waves fcf the hands, her demure maidenly glances speak with hilarity ff super-refined purity and gentility. Though she achieves her effects vith the most casual of appcar-ences. her timing is split-second. I A duet, "Colorado Love Call," tn which she is joined by the Captain, played with amusing solemnity and stiffness by Rich ard Prahl, says what may be the last word satirically about the Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy film fests. ' Besoyon Wrote Jf All Himself ELIZABETH PARRISH is art fully delightful as a Teutonic opera dwa, who makes the most of such Mr"" LOTTE LENYA Film Hears Completion Hollywood. Cal. After six tveeks of locationing in Hawaii, ith filming on the island of Kauai, in Honolulu, and at Hilo, "Diamond Head," the Jerry Bres-ler production for Columbia release, has returned to Hollywood for completion of interiors. The multi-million dollar film, a $tory of modern Hawaii, based on Peter Oilman's best-selling novel, bean production early in March with scenes aboard the Matson liner, Lurline, and then shifted operations 95 miles northwest of Honolulu to Kauai. Filming of Kauai took place at the sprawling Rice Ranch, at the Case estate, and at twelve other varied locations on the island. Shooting in Honolulu- included "sets" on Waikiki beach, and at the Matson docks. The location wjs completed with scenes on the slopes of Kileaua volcano near Hilo on the "big island of Hawaii. Principal work remaining in the studio involves a four day luau scene, on one of the most elabor ate tropic sets ever constructed o.i a sound stage. Tharlton Heston, Yvetle Mimi-iux, George Chakiris, France Kuyen and James Darren star in 'Diamond Head," which Guy Green is directing in color from Marguerite Roberts' screenplay. : . V T . s .. Llh- ill ii? 'A I V". a charmingly schmaltzy, Lehar-like number as "Do You Ever Dream of Vienna?" Among others to be particularly commended are Gary Oakcs and Carole Macho, lively respectively as a ranger corporal and Miss Mary's maid. Also Henry Sutton and G. Wood. When it comes to commending we mustn't overlook Rick Bcs- oyan. All he did was to write the book, lyrics and music. This is fantastic triple-threat creation. As the forgoing comments may have indicated the lyrics are very clever indeed. The music is tuneful and purposely derivative at different time of all sorts of operetta styles, including Gilbert and Sullivan. It should be emphasized that this is a gentle and loving satire. Besoyan, one imagines, must have a nostalgic admiration for the sentimental operettas of yore. His score, a sheer delight, would do credit to any of the old masters. "Little Mary Sunshine" will continue at the Olney for three weeks. o . MTT1.K MARY 8UN8H1NB Book, music nd lyric bJ Rick Bffoyon: m-rrcifd by Robert Mnorf; muM l dl-rrrror. Rlchurd Dlrknen, mimical numbers niaiifd bf Nrnl Kenyon: ft and Imhilm. Jumei D. Wtrlm, con-lumn by Vli Chief Brown Brtr.. O. Wood Cpl. Billy Jenler Oiiry Oaken Cpt. Wrlnton . ... Rlchird Prahl Lime Mary sunnin Eileen Brennan Mine. Krnesllne Elisabeth Parrlsh Nancy Twinkle Carole Macho Fleet. Foot ..... Robert Chamlwra Vellow Feather ...Don Gardiner Gen, Oncar Fairfax . . .Henry Button Chorm Donna Curtl. Llnriy Brown. Trlsh Pwelley. Anne Na'han. Pusannr Brock. Allra Cannon. Marc McCrarv. Charlex Wallruh. Richard Kroner. MHnhell Tulor, Robert Coldlron. Peter Clark. Off-Broadway And Brecht CHANGING the scene to off- Broadway where "Little Mary Sunshine" is still running and in its third year, a recent visit to New York indicated to me that this wasn't the most memorable of seasons for that hopefully avant-garde, off-beat expenmen tal and sometimes just lower- budgeted movement. There is nevertheless enough of interest there both from current and past seasons to make an off- Broadway detour a worthwhile and often exciting part of New-York theatergoing for those with a taste for the special and unusual. One of this year's most suc cessful endeavors has been "Brecht on Brecht" at the Theater de Lys. While a portrait of the subject smiles sardonically down on the small stage, six performers. seated on high stools, read and enact with great, respect and zeal from the writings of the German playwright, who has begun in creasingly to make some impression on the American theatergoing public. VIVECA LINDFORS, Dane Clark, Anne Jackson, George Voskovec, Michael Wager and Lotte Lenya preside over this assortment of songs and fragments of Brechtiana. He himself is heard, via recordings, singjpg in a cracked voice and speaking. From "Brecht on Brecht," ar ranged and much of it translated by George Tabori, one can see that the man was a humanitarian. a keen wit, a penetrating and sometimes bitter satirist. His claim to greatness as a man of the theater, both as director and playwright, is not to be fully grasped from this produc tion of bits and pieces. . Howevpr. the fragments, in cluding brief scenes from a few of his plays, are often provaca- tive in themselves as oei-formed vith variety and skill by the actors. Members of the cast take turns and each has his moment of eloquence. Aside from anything else, the fact is that the privilege of seeing and hearing Lotte Lenya is more than worth the price of admission. She lerks the proceedings to vivid life intermittently when she rises to sing songs, including the famed "Jenny, written by Brecht, and most with music by Kurt Weill (whose widow she isK Miss Lenya knows exactly how they should be sung. Not with a voice of mellifluous beauty (which she certainly does not have), but with a hard, driving intensity. tinged with bitterness andor sad ness. She is, in a word, unique. What this sj country needs 1 s0. is a good A W Whiskey Sour hcjj A - Tht whiskey tin it. jst pour evtrie. I UEUBLEINwCOCKTAILS taste better than plain whiskey-cost less 34 QT. $3.78 NEW 12 PINT $1.29. HHISKIT SilDl. il I HOllr. It IUf.1 HMIHI TFIE V - i 'it, '-'if : .. : ! M .A -A I A V i Y. .r ?1 1 .... V. M 1 J yhk 'Fh cz INTERNATIONAL CAST-Valentln He Vargas, Gerard Blain, Jnlin Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, Michele Glrardon and Hardy Kruger, from loft, have starring roles with the wild game of Tanganyika In "Hatari," a new film which was filmed In Tanganyika. Howard Hawks is produrer. r' 4 9 - I f I ' 1 i LITTLE-Shirley Eaton and Alfred Marks are in the English comedy, "Weekend with Lulu," now at the Little Theater. '40 Pounds Of Trouble' Disneyland Bonanza By HAROLD Hollywood, Cal. Bringing an other camera to Disneyland ordinarily would be like taking an other sandwich tn a banquet but it was an entirely different mat ter this week. Since its opening in July, 1055, more than 30,000,000 visitors have toured the famed amusement park few of them minus cam eras strapped around their necks, pockets bulging with film. But until a battery of color cameras was set up by Univeral for the fuming of location se quences there on "40 Pounds of Trouble, starring Tony Curtis, Walt Disney had turned away every other major studio attempt ing to use his vast fairyland paradise for movie backdrops. An exciting Chase Scene Basically, action at the $37, 000,000 establishment centered on an exciting chase scene, in which detective Tom Reese pursues Cur lis from one end of the park to the other in order to serve him with a court order. Attempting to elude, Tonv and his companions take in all the rides and sights, running into the legendary Disney characters "The Mad Hatter," "Bugs Bunny." "Mickey Mouse" and "Alice In Wonderland," who have definite story-point roles. Even the sounds of Disneyland were captured by sensitive mikes among them the leisurely clop-clop of horse-drawn surreys "with the fringe on top," the "urn-pa pa of a band concert in town square, the chug-chug of "horse less carriages," the happy laugh ter of crowds and the steaming hiss of old unfaithful geyser. Among hundreds of happy ex tras used were 100 children, re quired by California law to attend classes on the days they worked in the movie. Photographing principals on the rides presented more problems than a busted adding machine, producer Stan Margulies reported. These were solved by ingeniously placing cameras in stragic spots. Sometimes they were mounted MUDS HUH! W lC IHHII. W (?) 15.2 Oot bottia (-Vi qt.) 1'itten Yft 01. drink, EVENING StJN. T1ALTIM0RE, THUTtSDAY, MAY 31. -:v3i, v - r 1 .A, 1 K it .u ' s i: V :' 1 ' HFFFF.RXAV on cars before or behind those carrying the actors. In the case of the famed Matterhorn bobsled trip, a small, specially built camera, complete with lights, was clamped in front of the sled and set automatically to roll and re cord the expressions Of the screaming actors as they roared around the sharp turns. In addition to the close-ups a panoramic helicopter shot of the entire park, patterned after the flashy introduction to the Oscar winning "West Side Story," will (North American Newscaner AUUnrel urn r l J t 4.. Look! Beauty without W.w?lMurwffww....iw,'ui.v No messy stirring or thinning. 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His eyes widened behind his horn-rimmed glasses a gesture th;;t used to delight his fans and he added: "But I haven't seen anything that would be just right. And it would have to be right to lure me back." Lloyd, 69, came here from his Cannes film festival to plug "Harold Lloyd's World Of Comedy," a collection of sequences snipped from eight of his old pictures. It was acclaimed at Cannes. Talking about his films, he said: "You might expect the young audiences of today to look on them as old fashioned but they lap them up. They think they re dif ferent. And, of course, they are. "When sound came on we kept right on with the visual effects. Few people remember wisecracks for very long, but they remember the visual business for years." With more than 300 films behind him, a fat fortune and Cal ifornia property, Lloyd looks sur prisingly like the fresh-faced funny man of the twenties. "When I first started wearing glasses in my pictures," he said, "I really didn't need them. Acclaimed for his hair-raising antics on window sills and ledges Lloyd went through the old rou tine for photographers. At his London hotel he climbed out On a ledge nine floors above a busy street and flashed 'the same old frightened look. W Manama V'ALL for beauty without bother BETTER THINGS FOR , . 1 V i f 19fi2 Talk Of HOLLYWOOD, CAL. Dale Robertson should be a juggler to keep all his projects going. He's preparing "The Thousand Guns of Justin Malloy" for the screen in partnership with Tony Clark, a wealthy Virginian. "I'm not interested in backers," Dale said, "but the young man wants to become a working partner and that suits me fine." He's about to close a deal to buy Isabel Dodge Sloan' thor oughbrcd breeding farm in Virginia, a $3,000,000 transaction. And his company is going Into the cartoon animation field with a TV series for children on their level. Dale says it will be in spirational, informative and mor ally uplifting. Claire Trevor, who doesn't work enough to suit her fans, plays Dick Beymer's mother in "Cele bration," which Jerry Wald produces for Twentieth Century-Fox, with Franklin Schaffner directing. Wald must have built-in radar. He hired Schaffner before he received the Emmy for "The De fenders." Jo Van Fleet Turned Role Down JO VAN FLEET called from New York to say she'd turned down the part Claire will play because it's another, of those unhappy, misunderstanding mothers. Jo finally got herself a glamour role in an off-Broadway hit: "O. Dad, Poor Dad, Mama Has Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad." A misty-eyed press agent called to say that Bobby Darin had shelled out so much money hiring Count Basie for his te-city concert tour that he won't make a dime himself. The truth is that Darin will use the tour as the basis for a TV spectacular and as a trailer for his next three pictures. ' Lemmon Going To Romania JACK LEMMON and Shirley MacLaine join producer Frank McCarthy in Romania from June 3 to 12 for a State Department picture exchange mission., Shirley flies from Tokyo and meets them in Vienna, then they'll visit Bucharest and three other cities. Our picture will be Spencer Tracey's "Old Man and the Sea." We'll get one of their musicals. When I met Eli Landau on my last trip to New York, he told me he had the four greatest performances ever filmed in "Long Day's Journey Into Night." I guessed the gent was just bragging, but Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stock-well and Jason Robards won best acting awards at the Cannes festival. This is Landau's debut at pic- bother! vvV - Doesn't drip or splatter like regular paint. See how LUCITE clings to roller without dripping or running down the handle onto your fingers. Even doing the ceiling, you'll stay neat and clean. 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