Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on July 9, 1963 · 23
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(Efucago QMmne TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1963 FEATURES theater music art movies BRIDGE SOCIAL LIFE FASHIONS WANT ADS SECTION Velvet Is Leading Fall Fabric Fpw 7 See It in Casual Apparel On the Aisle 'Puppet' Establishes 'Petrouchka' Premise, Then Stumbles Toward an Ironic Conclusion llliiil .7 f 4S V ' - a' 'Till- - fiK nk Of? i f " - - - , " ' fvk j ' - -' V-.-: ::-:-: : x :: Golden-hued moire velvet gives a new jeweled-m-the- : weave look to this understated overblouse and skirt -dress 1 by PhiUp Hulitar. Looking at Hollywood Hedda Lauds "Lilies of Field' Script BY HEDDA HOPPER HOLLYWOOD, July 8 Called James Poe-to congratulate riim on his "Lilies of the Field" script He was in the midst of "Toys in the Attic" when his agent handed him William Barrett's novel, explaining there would be no money in the project. He read it and said, 'Til pay you to write this one." "It's either 'Cleopatra' or this," he said. "If you don't have money, you have to use your brains. The picture was shot in 10 days, and what a relief from all the Faulkner and Tennessee Williams stories I've worked on." Poe's nextls "Mad Woman of Challlot" which Ely Landau films in Paris. And glory be, Sidney Poitier got the best actor award at the Berlin festival for his performance in "Lilies." ... Frank Capra and Writer James Edward Grant didn't see eye to eye on "Circus." Since Grant is an old buddy and the favorite writer of John Wayne, who'll star, Capra bowed out and Sam Bronston S O S'd Henry Hathaway, who's en route to Spain now. Duke's anchored in Lisbon; makes his entrance into Madrid when the storm has quieted down. It's hotter than the hinges in Spain, but that won't bother the Waynes. They have a beautiful home there and if s only a short flight to their big boat. Picture starts in September. FRANCIS XEDERER'S off to the Moscow festival to look over their acting academy which operates like a college with a five-year course: "I believe I can learn something." He's working to bond an academy in Hollywood. Says, "We want to attract top people in every phase of theater and film making. King Vidors interested in heading the director's department; Kirk Douglas, Fred Zinnemann, and Lewis Milestone want to be on the board. It would be divided for students and professionals." H rpHERE'LL be music in the air," writes Si Seadler from X New York. Starting end of July, M-G-M will present world famous musical hits one day only for six weeks. Included are "Three Little Words,' The Band Wagon,' 'Sin gin' in the Rain,' 'Words and Music,' Till the Clouds Roll By and Mario Lanza's 'Because You're Mine.' They don't make pictures like these any more can't afford those casts! Take a look: Till the Clouds Roll By' Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson, Van Johnson, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, June Allyson, Tony Martin, Lena Horne, Van Heflin, Robert Walker; 'Words and Music' Judy Garland, Perry Como, Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Ann Sothern, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Vera-EUen, Janet Leigh, June Allyson." Metro will try to round up the stars who appeared in them when the first one opens here. Should be a real gala. STEVE McQUEEN needed more room in which to roam. Sold his eagle nest hilltop and bought three acres and a - lovely home complete with swimming pool in Brentwood. Now he can race his motorcycle up and down, inside and nt of the pool with nobody shouting, "Dont. Honey-chile Wilder Princess Hohenlohe and husband. Alec, spent months at the Mount Kenya Safari club she was their personal relations expert. BY EVELYN . NEW YORK Fashions for fall will be really living on velvet; this most flattering of materials takes a strong lead among fabrics for the new season. , Long prized for its late-day and evening allure, velvet has learned new tricks and is making unexpected appearances in au- -tumn's casual clothes as welL It takes on a rugged country air in the pullovers and weskits that accompany daytime tweed i in both the Jablow and Rentner collections. It's quilted for- Junior Sophisticates' layered look costume that teams a trapunto velvet vestee in a maroon tone with a white crepe shirt and a rosy-hued tweed skirt. It's handsomely checked for a group of "Little Lady Fauntleroy" suits designed by Philippe Toumaye for Rembrandt Texture Is Bubbly ' Velvet's surface has undergone some surprising changes, too. It assumes a bubbly texture in the blistered versions favored by both Paul Whitney of California and Bill Blass of Maurice Rentner. It's given a watered pattern and a jeweled-in-the-weave look in Hulitar's overblouse and long, slim LIVINGSTONE skirt costume of golden moire velvet It adds a third dimension in the chenille velvet this same designer uses for the bell skirt of a stunning pink and white ball gown. Yet with all these new variations, this queen, among fabrics also continues to perform regally in its natural state which may be the most bewitching of all in countless cocktail suits, at home costumes, evening coats, and traditional ball gowns. How Designers Use It Hattie Carnegie, for example, creates a full measure of fashion drama with a starkly simple bustle-backed gown of black velvet, the most exquisite showcase of all for jewels. Burke Amey translates Renaissance splendor into a fabulous hooded evening cloak of rich burgundy; Michael Novarese surprises with colorful velvet linings, and Sarmi capitalizes on velvet's penchant for vivid hues with some enchanting modern abstract prints. FOR THE FIRST of its two acts over at Playwrights at Second City, Bernard Sahlins' "The Puppet" establishes a vivid "Pefcrou-chka" premise, and in the sixth scene of its second act it reaches an ironic conclusion. There is a lot of stumbling in between. But much of the performance on the clumsy little stage is excellent, and there is something you don't encounter just any night of the Week, incidental music by Igor Stravinsky. Imagine a cheap little carnival act playing "Petrouchka" at the behest of that dangerous man, the charlatan who has come to believe in himself. Let him project his fantasy that More who plays the Blackamoor is oblivious, that Bal who plays the Ballerina is no more real than the round Russian blobs of rouge on her cheeks, that Pet who plays Petrouchka is a straw man when slashed open, and so can not bleed. Let them all be trapped in one another, with delusions of escape. Complicate with Kris, in flight from the police. Kris is not yet quite trapped, not quite a puppet He almost makes it out, taking Bal with him. Instead, he is handed over, neatly trussed. . There is a play here, .undeniably. Perhaps a long one-acter. For the material,, the playwright and the performance are most at home in the monosyllabic theater of implication, the dream world, of self-delusion. The characters are more real as puppets than when they briefly break out of the world BY CLAUDIA CASSIDY of make-believe. This. could well be Mr. Sahlins' intention, but he would have to make it the play's strength, not its weakness. Even so, "The Puppet" is worth seeing. Sheldon Patinkin has directed the best of it with Ai i ii Mark Gordon a sense of its tensions and relaxations, its cruelties and tendernesses, in particular of its strength in unreality. Mark Gordon's charlatan is one of those powerful performances of weakness, but almost exactly the same as his work in "The Caretaker." Joseph Chaikin as Kris has a curiously evil innocence, like a budding Peter Lorre. Ann Eggert's Bal has freshness and charm under the tired grease paint Thomas Er-hart's Petrouchka is limp straw until he hurls himself mercilessly against the wall of the puppet's cage. In the ballet the charlatan murders Petrouchka, then the ' crowd laughs when the straw sticks out In "The Puppet" Kris, all trussed up in carnival harness, murders the charlatan, and is right there for police to capture, but not for embezzlement this time. Notes . "Take Her, She's Mine" closes at the Blackstone Saturday night after four weeks. . . . "Put It in Writing" has reverted to its earlier schedule at the Happy Medium Tuesday thru Saturday performances at 8:30 and 11:30, Sunday performances at 7:30 and 10:30. . . . Adriana Lazzarini,' Euro-pear) mezzo, has been engaged by the Dallas opera to appear with Antonietta Stella and Giuseppe di Stefano in "The Masked Ball" Nov. 22 and 24, and with Patrice Munsel and Ramon Vinay in 'The Coronation of Poppea" Nov. 8 and 17. The season runs Nov. 8 thru 24. . . . "My Fair Lady" ends a five and a half year run at London's Drury Lane Oct. 15, and moves on to Manchester for 16 weeks. . . . Tanglewood's first three concerts drew 21,500. Its performance of Britten's War Requiem will be in memory of Pope John XXIII. . . . ReneJean Clot's "The Revelation," played in Paris by Madeleine Renaud and directed by Jean-Louis Barrault, is to be shown this week at Milwaukee's Fred Miller theater in an adaptation by Caroline Swann. It is part of the University of Wisconsin's summer arts festival. 3wnt VisuoA VtT KAY LORINC. Chester Weinberg of Teal Traina likes to combine the casual and dressy in one costume. Here, he poses a boyish blazer of cranberry velvet over a matching chiffon dress styled with lowered waistline. Left: One of a group of "Little Lady Fauntleroy" suits by Philippe Tournaye. of Rembrandt, this design teams jacket and skirt of blue and black checked velvet with belted blouse of black satin. Katherine Provido Chicagoans to Flock at Resort THE BEAUTIFUL Wau-saukee club, deep in the north woods of Wisconsin's Marinette county, will have the welcome mat out for visiting participants in its summer invitational golf tournament on July 20. Chicago families who have been returning for generations to the 73-year-old resort consider the 2,700 tract of lake and virgin forest first and foremost a fishing camp. But golfing and tennis are also favorite diversions. Charles Simmons, club president, and Mrs. Simmons will have the Merritt Lovetts as their tournament house guests when they return to their Wausaukee cabin in "mid-July. The James G. Denis, who recently purchased the cabin that formerly belonged to the late John Slades, will have their annual Wausaukee house party, beginning July 17 and continuing thru the week-end. Their guests will be the Hunt Ham-ills, the junior William E. Fays, the Charles S. G. Winstons Jr., and the James F. Van Ken-nens. The junior Thomas Merritts, just back from Wausaukee, will return in August, as will the John Doles. Dr. and Mrs. Paul Holinger will be joined by their four sons for a family reunion at the club in August Among other club members are the Robert L. Footes, who recently purchased the Robert Hageys cabin when the Hageys moved to California. Lees-Ott " x Mrs. Fentress Ott of Lake BY KAY LORING Shore drive is looking forward to meeting her prospective daughter-in-law, Miss Brenda Ann Lees of Tokyo, when Miss Lees stops here next week en route to Sussex, England, for a visit with relatives there. Miss Lees' engagement to Mrs. Ott's son, John Nash Ott HI, who also is a son of John Nash Ott Jr. of Lake Bluff, widely known time-lapse photographer, has just been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lenthan Lees of Tokyo. liiiliif fe t i if liif Miss Constance Kaufman Stuart-Rods ers Photo The wedding will take place next December in Tokyo, where Mr. and Mrs. Lees, who are British, have been living for many years. Mr. Ott was graduated from Deerfied academy in Massachusetts and attended the University of North Carolina -before serving with the army. For the past two years he has been studying in Tokyo. 'Always a Bride9 The phrase, "Always a bridesmaid ..." in Miss Les lie Borland's case reads, "Always a bride." She'll become the bride of Michael B. Van Beuren Saturday in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest On Sept. 27, she'll be a bride twice again in the Presbyterian -St Luke's fashion shows in the Medinah temple. Miss Borland represents a family long associated with the hospital Her father, William F. Borland, has been a trustee since 1950, and her father's aunt and late uncle, the Chaun-cey B. Borlands, began working for the hospital in 1906. Dickinson-Kaufman Three times, a bridesmaid twice in the east in June gave Miss Constance Page Kaufman just a few weeks to feel like a bride. On July 20, Miss Kaufman will be married to Lt j. g. Peter Kolff Dickinson of the navy in the First Congregational church in Winnetka. Mrs. Milton Emrich and Mrs. John Tittle will give a luncheon and shower today, Mrs. Allen Carter Howard will entertain at luncheon ' Thursday, The prospective bridegroom arrives from the east Monday, the same day that his parents, the Malcolm Macfarlan Dickinsons and their daughter, -Ann, formerly of Riverside, Conn., arrive from their home in The Netherlands. Here and There Mrs. Robert Hall McCormick is planning a belated celebration for her husband who will spend his 85th birthday tomorrow in Passavant hospital. TKV TREATED MetEtffcS JHt HOSPITAL. , EATEeA .'ELL IN ITALJ TO THEM- I WKi. ONE 5 IT OF NICE TD GET HOME TD YtXK (XXi BED A5AN J A man isn't complete until after he's married then he's really finished. Wooden Barrel Colorful Tradition It was a glimpse into another world recently to attend the bration in Mc- y-s Cormick Place of the National Day of the Philippines. Every-. where we turned we saw Filipino women in dresses with butterfly sleeves, some of the costumes of informal cotton, others of the most luxurious velvet. "The sleeves," explained Miss Zosima Hernandez, who is attached to the consulate, "traditionally imply love of country, simplicity, and beauty. For centuries, they have been considered a symbol of Philippine womanhood." One of the most striking gowns, a molded floor length creation of purple velvet was worn with eclat by dark eyed Katherine Provido, an engineering student at the Illinois Institute of Technology and daughter of Consul General and Mrs. Generoso Provido. The men, too, . were sarto-rially splendid' in their country's formal embroidered "Ba-rong .Tagalogs," shirts of white silk-like material called pina, and made from the fiber of the pineapple. The Tagalogs are worn outside dark trousers, and embroidered figures on them tell much of the story of the historic islands. Stalking Game, City Style We received our invitation to a raccoon hunt from Dan Belloc, orchestra leader at the Holiday ballroom, and his wife, Maryon, and wondered what in blazes they were up to this time. We obediently donned hiking shoes, slacks, and a long sleeved sweater as per instructions and arrived after dusk at their home in the Edgebrook Forest preserve, a scenic wooded country location smack in the city. Our party of 18 soon was tramping over the moonlit city-countryside, armed with nothing more potent than flashlights, intent on capturing much of the beauty of the night, and with a promise of pizza, beer, and coffee later in the Bellocs' recreation room to soothe tired muscles. There was occasional beating of the bushes in hopes a few of the raccoons that ransack garbage pails of neighborhoods nightly would scurry across our pathway. Maryon confessed it was her plot for having a moonlight hike in the preserve, which one wouldn't dare take alone. Around Chicago . Bruce Catton at a literary gathering telling of the little boy who referred to the author's Pulitzer prize winning book about the Civil war as "A Silence of Mathematics." ... A blue Buick convertible, labeled with an "Interval" sign and license 934 405, cutting precariously thru thickened traffic lanes of the Outer drive, nosing remarkably dose to other cars. L 5& Troubled Sleeper Needs a Timekeeper DEAR LOUISE: Whenever I go to bed at 10 o'clock, it takes me an hour to fall asleep. When I go at 9, it takes me an hour and a half. When I go at 10, 1 all asleep at 11 o'clock. When I go at 9 o'clock, I fall asleep at 10:30. t mm rv ma ML My parents think when I go at 10 o'clock, it takes longer to fall asleep. Now I can't go to bed at 10 o'clock. What should I do? Troubled Sleeper Skokie Dear T. S.: You'll make a dilly of a time study engineer When you grow up. Meanwhile, why not ban the clock from the bedroom? That way, you may not feel you have to stay awake to clock what time you go to sleep! Says a Few Words About Parents DEAR LOUISE: I just finished reading two letters in your column from "misunderstood teen-agers" who complained about their contradictory parents. I am 16 years old and I would like to say a word for misunderstood parents. I think there are many. I can think of no job more baffling than that of a parent I also know of no people who are more devoted to their jobs or more uncomplaining about them than parents. While teenagers face the problems of growing up, parents face the problems of helping them grow into adulthood prepared in every way to meet the challenges of living a good life unaided. Now, with a job like that, who is more entitled to mistakes and understanding? Parents make mistakes. But as soon as they feel they're dealing with a mature person, they will be willing to discuss and solve the problems they cause. Parents try very hard to understand their teen-agers. I think they deserve some understanding and help themselves. c. s. c. ' Barrinrton Dear C. S. C: Thank yon for your thoughtful recognition that parents are people, too. And you weren't the only witness for the defense. Teen-Agers Believes Parents Are 'Greatest' DEAR LOUISE: In answer to those two letters about teen parental problems, I just want to say that my parents are the greatest I am treated like an adult when I act like one. I have curfew laws, too, but the time is adjusted to the occasion. Here is something I found from "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran that expresses my feelings much better than I can: . '"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come thru you but not from you, And tho they are with you yet they belong not to you." I know other teen-agers have great parents, too,, if they would only give them a chance. And some parents have wonderful children if they would only give their children a chance. L. J. Chicago Dear L. J.: I can think of no better comment on your long and lovely letter that could only be nsed in part than one more sentence from Gibran u "It is well to give whea asked, hot it is better to give unasked, thru understanding." A piece of mind Men are proud of their virtues. But they will fight harder to dejend their prejudices because prejudice is only a parlor word that covers the nakedness of fear.

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