Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 71
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 71

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Page 71
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Movie Moguls Claim Films 'Prosperous' / » I HOLLYWOOD (UP) — Movie moguls, besieged by rumors that they are going broke and soon will be out of business, blasted back at critics today saying flickers are more prosperous Irian ever. Last week Chicago theater owner Ed Winn Silverman touched a match to the fuse by predicting "all ma.ior studios will be closed within six months." Silverman, president of Essan- ess Theaters Corp., indicated movies, like radio, are being buried by the TV avalanche. 'If Mr. Silverman wcnts to commit suicide', let him jump off the bridge by himself," said 20th Century - Fox producer Jerry Wald. "This is the first hot air out of Chicago this winter. If Silverman thinks the studios are SAME TO All—Here is the President and Mrs. Eisenhower's Christmas card, sent to Cabinet members, their top assistants, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, agency chiefs and a "few close personal friends." (International Soundphoto) Says Video Will Eliminate Regional Language Accents dead let him try to buy one. There aren't any for sale." Goldwyn Answers Silverman Sam Goldwyn, a pioneer filmmaker, said, "if Mr. Silverman will lake good care of his theaters and see that the., are modern and up to date, I am sure he will not go out of business. He should keep in mind how good the 'pictures are, rather than how cheaply he can get them." Th'e bigwigs aren't playing dead (or the video 1 tube. Some of them, like Jack Warner, are busily making films for theaters and TV. "The future of motion pictures •is brighter than ever before," says Warner. "By that I mean' for pictures of outstanding quality. The run-of-the-mill film of ,the past has been supplanted by TV, a very fine medium with a great future. The public, however, will go to the theater to see something different—the important, distinctive picture of quality. DeMitle Unperturbed Cecil B. DeMille, a giant in the industry, shook his gray head and grinned. "At- 76 pessimistic expressions disturb me very little. I've heard too many. "First, when I was a boy, there was the expected end of the world then the end of the legitimate theater with the advent of pictures. Next the exit of all paid entertainment and daily newspapers with radio free in every home. Now it is said TV looms' as a threat to all of these—expe- cially to motion pictures. "But TV was here in 1953, and that is the year that saw released two of the three largest grossing pictures in history — 'The Robe' Metal Called Rhenium Object of Research KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — University of Tennessee scientists are working on a "miracle metal" that some day may replace tungsten for use in light bulbs and radio tubes. The metal, rhenium, is stronger and 'The Greatest Show on Earth.' Today in less than 1000 theaters in this country and Canada 'The Ten Commandments' has passed a gross of $32 million, indicating this film will break every record established in the past." "This does not indicate a disastrous end for films — or the studios which make them. I am planning to go on making pictures for theaters." than tungsten at very high tem- perautres and can be made harder than any other pure metal. Prof. Michael J. Joncich, directing experiments in the development of the metal, said rhenium could be valuable as a wear-resistant plating for precision instrument points and an alloy or plating in the costruction of mod- ern, high-speed aircraft and mU- siles. He said the metal U not practical for commercial use ye! because it sells for some $4 pet gram — more costly than goW. Another favorable quality o: rhenium, added Joncich, is its cor. rosion resistance, which is the sub' ject of new research by the uni. versity. HOLLYWOOD (UP) — Joseph Gotten has a theory that television will eliminate regional language accents and colloquialisms in this country within a generation or so. "We'll all be talking the same language, so to speak," he ventured in a slight southern accent. • "TV is more effective than radio or movies in neutralizing accents because people spend more time with it." Joe wasn't sounding off just to ful TV actors or emcees can be pegged as LO their origins by their patois. Even local announcers are losing their drawls, twangs and brogues. Accent Umlts Aclor '•Most actors minimize their regional pronunciations, and it is definitely having an impact. on viewers," he claims. "If an actor does have an accent it limits the hear his own complicated lingo I types of roles he can play, which includes the Bostonian broad "A", the New Yorker's habit of swallowing R's. and faint overtones of his native Virginia. Used Variety of Dialects The graying actor spent years "Foreign accents are different, I suppose. But I can't imagine Charles Boyer playing a cowboy or a red cap." Cotten doesn't cotton to dialects, but he refused to lose his broad in radio using a variety of dialects. "In the early days of talking j "I simply cahnt say kant," he pictures I dubbed foreign films'laughed, from France and Italy into Eng-; He believes southerners from lish. We radio actors frequently dubbed four or five roles in a single film. I remember I once did 14 different parts. "When the first English - made pictures played American theaters audiences made fun of them, talking back to the screen in exaggerated britigargot,'' Joe said, slipping into a blighty pronunciation. "So T got work translating dialogue from English to American." He pointed out that few success- deep Mississippi conversing with rural Vermonters would have more trouble understanding one another than they would interpreting. "Gradually, and thanks in large part to TV, these differences are dying out. The Mid Western twang has all but disappeared," he says. "The last bastion of ingrained colioqualism is Brooklyn. It may be hundreds of years before Brooklynese becomes a dead language, if you get my pernt." Glad tidings io one and all during the blessed Yuletide season. PENNEY'S and Associates joy to ye* and yours! JEWELERS 12505 1 53* ff**imttr. u**sr**r,mo. WANTED One Christopher Cringle, alias Santa Claus, for deliberate and premeditated entry, via chimney, into thousands ot American homes. AGE . . . about 2,000 years. WEIGHT ... a good load for eight reindeers. HEIGHT ... tall enough to be a short policeman, but he's never caught flatfooted. HABITS . . . decided tendency to break out (or in) around December 25th. DISPOSITION . . . genial, but watch your pocket-book. FEATURES ... red nose, handlebar moustache, heavy growth of while fuzz on chin. Known to be killer ... of biucs, troubles, cares -and worries. REWARD A gen9rous REWARD will be paid to anyone who locates Uie old gentleman on or before December 25th. The reward will be DOUBLED if he can be persuaded to visit each one of our good friends and patrons to express our hearty good wishes for a Merry Christmas. The reward will be TRIPLED if he leaves each of- our old friends a giant stocking filled with happiness, peace and prosperity for 1958. Hammond Pharmacy "Logan's Prescription Drug Store" Sixth and Broadway We Extend Our Sincere Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season yfuntunre and Employees special delight of the holiday season is the opportunity it brings to exchange greetings and good wishes with all our friends. We thoroughly enjoy the friendly relationship we have with you, our customers, and we'd like to express our gratitude for your valued patronage. A very Merry Christina* and a Happy New Year to all- IHIUfUlfl AND EMPLOYEES PUBLIC. U8f?ARy

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