The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on September 5, 1954 · 82
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 82

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Sunday, September 5, 1954
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Additional Re-releases Planned by Selznick By HORTENSE MORTON It- ... , -1Wtt?!S$IVHlmMimi I 'Mail tjzrf&fc....:. ' - . ..... ...... , . . .,, K .. 4 . I Drama Editor, Th tiamlrer HOLLYWOOD CALLING! 1 1 It was David O. Sob-nick. Mr. Selznick, I have never met. Hut, since the summer solstice, Producer Selznick ha3 been uppermost in my mind. He reminds me of an old Spanish proverb, "plant tliv (mm nnd you plant a fortune for your crandt IilMtin.M It was about the time of the sunimor solstice that Selznlck's "Gone with the Wind," came back to town for Its second wind This time on the enlarged seref n. Now, we have with us 'Duel In the Sun," a Technicolor gaudy, at United Artists, another big screen revival. Both films were made before the era of over active thyrord screens. They made plenty on the first Issue and seem destined to rvpeat the record. Sld Selznick. from Hollywood and his studio which looks like an ante Ik Hum plantation mansion: "I plan to re-release "Hebece," "SitHlbountl," and some of my other production, via larger screens. Yes, we do have to do some work on the picture: after all, I object to seelnf characters with lopMd off liestN on the screen. But there Isn't a (front deal of trouble adjusting the pictures to thU new Held." NEXT PROJECT When you remember some or fine rums, you irallze he has a quarry of unmined gold for future Selznicks. Hvery time a screen gets bigger (It could happen you know) Selznick andor his heirs can enlarge his celluloid bundle and start all over again. "My next project," Scl.nii k said, "will be "War and Peace.' "No casting so far. It's a very lmiortant film to me. and I'm not rusbintr it. It has the same dramatic ingredients as 'Gone with the Wind' and, along with my TV venture, I think this Is my year to work on It. That is, to prepare It." His TV debut, as producer, will take place In October when he produces a two hour, three-network, show commemorating Thomas A. Edison's invention of the incandescent lamp. He admits that while he is Interested In TV, films have a ptronsf hold on him. "It's good to be back In my studio," he confessed. "There hasn't lecn a thing changed or added In twenty years. I like it this way." Since Selznick was one of the major "star builders" and since the star system is a pallid thing these last few years, we wanted to know how he felt about the passing of an era. ASPIRING STARS "Frankly, I think Hollywood needs a crop of new and colorful stars," he said. "You will remember that I introduced such personalities as Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotton, Vivien Leigh, and many many others. But, I finally found myself working more for their business managers than I was for myself or the artists. "A star, to be a star, must have the combination of talent, experience and personality. It's a rare combination. Every train arriving in Hollywood unloads young people aspirin? to be Hollywood stars. Too many of them lack the basic qualities and certainly they lack experience." ' "In my case, many of the stars thought I was making money on them when actually, I was losing money. "However, the world is full of dramatic talent but it does take a perceptive person to discover and develop and direct that talent." WARM PERSON As a producer, Selznick Is all facts and figures, as the father of a new daughter, he is somewhat different. Incidentally, David O. Selznick is quite a warm person and an intelligent gentleman. The daughter, his first, is Mary Jennifer. Still in the few weeks old sta?e. Her mother is Jennifer Jones. "I'm glad to say, she resembles her mother," said Selznick. Aa for Miss Jones? This winter, she heads for New York and a stage play ... all this in addition to being the mother of a new baby, two sons (their father was the late Robert Walker), wife of a producer, and stepmother of two sons by her husband's marriage with Irene Mayer. Lr- mf"tf lfMl :- 1 fcaaaiwiaaaanw fcrttyti m;rrmd'fr "i inal).. Wwm4. f. I i mi ml luff T''" '"" JENNIFER JONES as Pearl Chavez, half breed Indian, in "Duel In the Sun," David O. Selinick'i Technicolor production recently re-released for wide icreen showing and now on the screen at the United Artists. Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotton are costarred with Miss Jones. STARTS THURSDAY! "EXPLODES WITH MERR1MENTI" "YEAR'S FUNNIEST FILM I " N. Y. TIMES -UP "VERY FUNNY" "BRAVOt N. V. NEWS - HER.-TRI! I 1 1 ""'x,rt, MCQUES TATI $ 'Mr T4ar from 1 p.m. Halts- Laat Timet Wednesday! ALEC GUINNESS "MALTA also "Mr. Magoo Coei Skiing" STORY" FERNANDEL, French comedy star, is now on the screen at the Larkin in "The Red Inn. French Comedy Due at Bridge "Mr. Hulofs Holiday," hilari ous new French slapstick comedy showing how not to take a vacation, will follow the current Akc Guinness starrer, "Malta Story," on the Bridge screen. In Tcrhnlcolnrf NOKL COWARD'S Sparkllnf Comrdy! "rf4 V ' 1 TT Vlrrl (loh.on . Niff I Patrick VrilKIII Sl.nlf r Ilollow.f . KiTMalsh rtt fl'Hi"9 MartiU Hunt . Jtk Warner Tof if tnm 1 r.M. MAI HTTIRLIW8 In "TI. ltl...w. tsr Wallaoa'i 12-PICTORIAL REVIEW-Sunday. September " 1954 r fi m a. b i r, St.L '.on :p ' De Maupassant Tales at Clay "The 'House' of Madame Tel Her," one of the most famous of the Guy de Maupassant tales, has been brought to the screen with two other stories by the famed author under the title, "Le Plaisir," and is the attraction at the Clay in Its fourth week. The trilogy "The Mask" and "The Model" are the other two subjects, have separate casts, among the French stars are in cluded, Jean Cabin, Danielle Darrieux, Madeleine R e n a u d, Gaby Morlay, Simone Simon and Pierre Brasseur. Perform ances today and tomorow, Labor Day, will be continuous from 1 p. m. 1 Extra Speeiat! DOUBLE LABOR DAY 2 MATINEES TOMORROW 1:30 and 5:30 p. m. PHONE FOR SEATS Shipstads & Johnson J AOS i of 1054 ? LEAYES NEXT SUNDAY POPULAR PBICF-C J 1.20, 1.80, 2.40, 3.00. 3.60 Seals at Box Of fief 'til Showtime m WlrVTlUtl ' IrYlft S WA. 1-0112. 3. 4, 5 DEARY nights .x mats. wed.-LAST CHANCE! TrtK NORTHWEST ICKFrsiCS TO WIT! CANNOT KXTKNK KMiACiMKM Kl'KTHEKt POSITIVELY LEAYES SAT. At 2:M) SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 RFATS NOW FOR AI.I. KKMAIMNT. TFItFOItM ANf'F N'KiHTS (except Sun.) at 8:;t0 MAli.NKKS HKU. A SAT. COURTNEY IUII and ELLIOTT KUCENt fnnnl EDDIE BRACKEN,. theseven year itch" at 2: .iO th BIG WEEK A tomontlc Corner by tEORGE AXELIOt OUkM by JOHN CERSTAO with ANNE KIMBELL HOWARD KAYE EDWARD FREEMAN LYDER HUNT It.'f.iKiHMl and I.lehlrd by f RFDFRK R FOX Ineldrnlal MunIc C.miisd Arranird hy DANA M'FSsK l'ndurtiua Siierviael by Mr. NTOKIVT Evas.: Orch. $3.85; Balcony $3.30, 2.75, 2.20; 2nd Bale. $1.65. Matiaaat Wad. & Sat.: Orch. $3.30; Bale. $2.75. 2.20; 2nd Bale. $1.65. Mail orders Bmptly filled. Enclose stamped envelope wifh mail order for ticket return.

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