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Fourteen Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Trttiune Mary Martin, TV Queen, in $Million Show Wednesday several months before beginning rehearsals for TV. Six Stages Needed "Every Broadway play has tryouts in New Haven or Boston," HOLLYWOOD (UP) - Leading contender for title o£ television's first lady is Mary Martin, the will-o'-the-wisp cutie who appears only in two-hour extravaganzas. A flop in movies, Mary is prob- I've been so well apcepted on TV," Mary said during a rehearsal break. She was togged in beige sweater and slacks. Curled up in a crew and you begin to get the —there just wasn't enough room. l we re like a family. You get to n two consider mself an ac-' ther rett well when! Monday Evening, November 25, 1D3T. never donp anvthin on 'And two, I consider myself an ac-'know each other pretty we'll when! job. But you know, for the first small ' or> not J ust a comic, i want to you work together for nine years, j time in many years, I have a 1 as an actor. If you stand: And believe me, we were together concluded. "But this is the biggest she piped. "So why not do the! one surne with television spectacu- liirs." NBC-TV expects an audience of some 70 million for "Annie." The show has taken over three color chair, the impish expression in studios, a hallway and the ear- ably the highest paid performer her shoe-button eyes, and close-1 renter's shop at the network's gi- '" TV. She was seen by an | cropped hair gave the impression, gantic Burbank plant. Altogether astonishing 100 million persons in her two performances of "Peter Pan." Wednesday night the diminutive actress stars in "Annie Get Your Gun," another blockbuster, and the first legitimate ?1 million show in video annals. Mary's TV success is all the more amazing in view of her failure in movies. She laid a whole carton of eggs on the screen, the last of which was an ostrich- sized beauty titled "True To Life" at Paramount in 1942. A Hit On TV. "It's still a mystery to me why that she was rehearsing again for Peter Pan. "I always loathed movies. Couldn't stand to see myself on the screen. But television is perfect. I've found the formula for doing a TV show that can't miss. "Before a play or musical is televised it should travel around the country as a road show. I'll never do a TV program any other way. It gives everyone an opportunity to know exactly what they're doing." Mary took "Peter Pan" on the six stages will be utilized to accommodate the cast of 60. If a •million bucks sounds but of line for a two-hour TV show, cpn- siider that a small item like five; trees in the scenery cost $500 each. Then there's a 000 ing over a «n understudy) Leaves Caesar To Work in Shakespeare NEW YORK (UP) — When Sid Caesar tails together his comedy family on ABC-TV this January, one member will be missing— 1 Howie Morris. "It was a tough decision to d <"" 1 J ust donlt want to stagnate." Played Shakespeare All five-foot-six of Morris, whose — from 11 in the morning until six at night, six times .a week. "I think we got along fantastically well considering the 'disposi- Army career included stretches tions that go w ;th show people. You in Maurice Evans'' G.I. produc-j knoW| a coup i e of ot h e r TV shows tions of. "Hamlet" and "Mac- have 01 -f ere d to take me on as a Beth," will.get a chance to start growing on Dec. 15. That's when Morris tackles the role of "Feste" in an XBC - TV production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." "I left Caesar so I could do a lot of things with my career. That's why I'm so delighted with this crack at Shakespeare. One of the hardest things in this business regular since I decided to -leave Sid, but I. turned them down. I figure that there's not much point second best." Has Done .Solos Morris has done a brace of solos since he left Caesar — he worked a "Matinee Theater" and a Polly Bergen show. He's also feeling everything's going to come out all right." Hospital Notes MEMORIAL Births: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel son; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sidall, 816 Tweniy-first street, son. Admitted: Harry Sylvester, 1401 Woodlawn avenue; Mrs. Maude Wardlow, 1219 Smead street; Mrs. Munziata Rozzi, 1525 Erie avenue; Mrs. Beverly Winegardner, 1123 Helm street; Mrs. Ruby Gott. Hess, Flora, a son. |schalk, route 4, city; Konstantia Admitted: Mrs. Jessie Crawford,|Bucinski, route 3, Kewanna. is to shift from one type of role carving out a night club routine lie of thought about inds of makeup, 56,wood, canvas and 333 costumes weigh- i, three horses (one rl and a treadmill 1000 rounds of am- rehearsal and show, ans, a million watts ight the show, . etc. salaries of cast and make, maybe the toughest of my life," said Morris of his decision to break away. "Sid is the best, the greatest in the business. And he offered me security and steady exposure. "But I felt two things. One, that his new half-hour container wasn't one in which I could perform happily or be of much use to another. "Right now, when producers h'efer my name, they automatically think— 'Morris? Oh, yeah, the little guy, the little comic.' That's the label I have to get rid of." Morris hooted at reports of dissension between himself and Caesar. 1 "Listen, Sid, Carl Reiner and I which he hopes to unvt "Fm S8 now and I'\ kids and a wife and I for a while back then up in a sweat in the the night when I tho being on my own," s "And I'm still scare rified. It's a big chanc giving up the security route 3, Winamac; Mrs. Sarah Knight, route 3, Logansport; Mrs. Phyllis Layman, route 2, Logansport. Dismissed: Glenn Beckman, 338 Wheatland avenue; Curtis Book- waiter, Twelve Mile; Mrs. Charles Burns and son, 211 West Miami aver.ue; Mrs. Jean Heckathorne, route 1, Camden; Mrs. Jane Lybrook. Galveston; Mrs. Richard Oswalt and daughter. 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