Daily News from New York, New York on January 31, 1954 · 99
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Daily News from New York, New York · 99

New York, New York
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Sunday, January 31, 1954
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JjjJJ By DANTON WALKER QjJ Last week's chapter about Bette Woodruff looking for a nite spot to sink her recent inheritance unearthed the intelligence that at least five supposedly thriving places are n llUUg W 3- VUt MM "J Otto Fasssell, owner of The Empress, and doll manufacturer Kitty Kay set some sort of record for whirlwind marriages last week. They flew to Mexico Saturday morning, divorced their respective mates, married each other and flew back to New York so Otto could bs on hand to greet his customers Monday evening. ... Josephine Premice, now at the Blue Angel, has snagged the vixen role of Sweet Georgia Brown in "Cabin in the Sky," which Oliver Smith is reviving on Broadway with Pearl Bailey in the starring role. Azizza Halmy, the decorative lady in Oriental garbwho occupies a permanent table immediately outside the Empire Room, is rounding out her 18th year of serving hand-brewed Turkish coffee along with conversation in six languages. Member of a prominent Egyptian diplomatic family, she joined the Waldorf staff at the request of the late Lucius Boomer. ... Armando's reports a great upswing in business since the word got around that he has only six more months in his old location. An office building is replacing his spot. ... Nat (King) Cole giving Sugar Ray Robinson singing lessons. . . . Slim Gaillard working with two wild geeso at Birdland. Club Critique: There's always an extra kick in watching a Copa show. Of course, when the entertainer fare includes something like the zany Martin and Lewis combination, there is no need for extra kicks. But it's there. That's because all the chorus cuties have movie star potentialities, and you feel like you're in on the discovery. This is especially true of the Copa, because this cellar spot has spawned more film luminaries than any other nite spot in the country. At last count, Jules Podell counted his fingers more than four times over until he reached 44, at which point he gave up. Dots Johnson, whose portrayal of the Negro soldier in "Paisan" was hailed by the critics, makes his debut as a balladeer at Cafe Society tomorrow. . . . The massive wazir in "Kismet," Henry Calvin, who dropped 120 pounds in the last six months by cutting out his daily beer, readying a nite clqb act. ... Luchow's has stocked its kitchens with 1,000 geese for its current Goose Festival. ... Estate Hello, Sis! Quits Famed Roxyettesto Go to School Pretty brown-eyed Marilyn Pan-kowski of 5 Meeker St., West Orange, was a little late starting IT fij vrf , i- v $ f - HELEN FFANCOIS. F.eneh singer, currently starred at the Carnaval Room of the Sherry Netherlands. Next door her sister Denise Darcel, also a French singer, stars at the Cotillion Room of the Hotel Pierre. Tu-Tu, the first home development in the Virgin Islands, offers free portable bars and a year's supply of potables to all buyers. ... Sta tistics compiled by the Savannah Cafe claim that 346 customers who visited the Village spot have had their pictures taken with Rocky Mareiano there. The champ visits the place quite regularly. Horace 3eiUt celebrates his SOth anniversary as a maestro with his current date at the Hotel Statler . . . . The Rosner brothers begin their 300th week as the piano-violin combination at Paul's Polonaise this week. Host Paul, incidentally, is touting a new drink, the Smirnoff Smiler, made with equal parts of tomato and-clam juice, vodka and a dash of A-l sauce .... Another new drink about town is the Scotch Collins, made with Red Hackle hooch .... The Brass Rail chain now supplying the chow for four major airlines. Gourmet Corner: One of the biggest food bargains offered by any first-class restaurant is still the $3.75 four-course dinner at Cerut-ti's ... The beef a la Mode, sweet and tour, featured at Gluckstern's is worth a stop at either of the two restaurants next time you're in the Times Square area. 3 SHOWS FEB. 12 (LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY) 2:40, 7:30, 10:30 P.M. The Only Really New Wonder of the Motion Picture World ! rem may: z, s, r.m. TICHNicOiOt Twice Duly (Man thru That) 2.40 1 140 Fri (2 PerfM 7:30 10:30 Sitt4 Peril 2. S. I 40. 11 40 P.M. SunU Perls)2. S. 8 40 P.M. Prices (tM incl) Mats $1 SO, 1 ZU' tes XZ BO. 7 40. I SO. 1 ?0 HMIMIM All CCATC RESERVED Hied' Sat ft Sun Mats $2 40. 1 80, 1(20 Tickets available nut 7 weeks WARNER B way & 47th It THEATRE aJiJiJl rompuy St. C0 5S71123 rKADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Show place of the Nation Rockefeller Center "Spectacular! Handsome i" CROWTHER, TIMES "KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE" V.INEMASCOPC Starring OMIT AVA MR TAYLOR GARDNER FERRER Directed fey RICHARD THORPE Produced fey PANORO S. BERMAN An M-G-M Picture in COLOR Magnificence ON STAGE: "NEW H0RIZ0N"-Galo new revue produced by leonidoff, Rockettet, Corps de Ballet, Choral Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra directed byRaymond Paige. Ooon Op Today 11:30 A. M. Picture o. 120, 251. 45. 45, 11:31 Stog Show ah 154. 4 50. 7:52. 10:43 Doors Open Monday 101 J A. M. Ik li te) f j ' v. J J? derful by helping me catch up on my studies. Marilyn, who looks more mature than her years, is a tort of celebrity at West Oramre llijrh, and is constantly asked alout show business by her teachers and classmates. No Easy Job. Everyone thinks danciner is so easy," Marilyn said. "Hut last Summer luiinf the heat wave, e reheat ed until we almost dropped." The 5-foot-7 junior started lanc-injf when she was tune and by 13 Marilyn had won a dozen talent scout contests. After appearances on Paul Whiteman's TV show and at Army camps, she auditioned and was chosen out of hundreds to become a Roxyette. After months of frruelinjr rehearsals, the Koxyettes tnan a tour that took them all over the country and into Canada. "My bi'pest thrill was doing a show at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City," Marilyn said. "My mother, who had encouraged me to dance, was in the audience and was bo proud that she almost cried." Marilyn remcmliers another incident while the Koxyettes were tourinpr Canada. Between shows the pirls walked around town still wearing their staye makeup. "One day, two boys on the street stared at me. One said to the other, 'Gosh, she's an actress'," Marilyn related. "Just hearing them say that really made me feel ftood." Even thouph she has exchanged her ballet slipers for bohby box she never misses her favorite dancers on the Broadway stage. Her ambition is to be a choreog-- HBIliaiH,WB,tHIHBWI-MlaMleli Marilyn lankowski decided education is important to a dancer. rapher like June Taylor and Agnes DeMille, and she spends her nights directing the dance numbers for a local musical. There are no steady loy friends in Marilyn's busy life right now. Many ask her for dates but she has to refuse most. "But I can't resist if a fellow asks me out to see a Broadway musical," Marilyn admitted. Marilyn Dankowski as Kosyette Marjlin Dann. this term but she had a good excuse. A few weeks ago, the willowy 16-year-old brunette was glamor ous Marilyn Dann, a duncer with the famed Koxyettes but she decided to finish school. "I realized that education is very important, even to a dancer," she said. 1 he teachers have been won BBnAOwaY 45'h ST n XWIDE IdJJ VISION KiOfMOtWt NOB Mil SID HILARIOUS COMEDY !'-w..r.i. Judy I10LIIDAY "irShouidiiajipfatDYo HAYVVORTH ijizz. -rrKr t.j fjtnfrj.ir.1.1 r -v-i . i , i i.-va -L-a .sj C jose FERRER alooRAY rfco-..uoj,jHOjA G ACTS-tsvr I0IN IfSUf fOWS! TUCKER I palace 1 8 VflUDEMElBlmUml Viir fiiiiitg ipi I ft 4 f3f .TUI!R IW""' rT t Ml I 1 .e V fUN AN" Think back ... who was the most popular person at the last party you attended? The good dancer, isn't that true? flow's your dancing? If you're doubtful about it come into Arthur Murray's now. Don't take chances with your popularity. Just a few lessons Is all you need to bring your dancing up-to-date. But don't wait, come in now before you get the reputation of being a poor dancer. ARTHUR MURRAY School of "Dandnj NEWARK 106 Halsey Street, MArket 3-5151 EAST ORANGE 44 Brick Church Plaza, ORng 3-3900 of 1 m. I I .! ... X : i .r.t . i I 5 U K o S3 I r V c V c c 1

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