Lubbock Evening Journal from Lubbock, Texas on May 12, 1955 · Page 27
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Lubbock Evening Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 27

Lubbock, Texas
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Thursday, May 12, 1955
Page 27
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FULL-LENGTH FEATURE! foMCoiPR. LvMboek, TTexJ, E vm I oq J ob mo!, Thur*., May 12, 1955 Joe, 111, Pojfc'3 __ . - 3T|Ü* Marguerite Piazza Is Opera Star Who Likes Dresses Tight, Dialogue Fast Bv EMILY BELSER HOLLYWOOD. M — Marguerite Piazza, the Marilyn Monroe of grand opera, likes her dresses tight, her dialogue jazzy and her hips in a wiggle. “Sure, I’ve been criticized for it,” she winked, “but most people write in and say they’re glad to find out I'm just a human being!” From the Metropolitan Opera to sexy routines on TV and the nightclub circuit is a big jump, but what most people don’t know is that Marguerite went from TV to opera—not from opera to TV. “Not only that” shr> added I’ve studied dancing since I was two, so it wasn’t surprising that I should suddenly break into a one- two-three kick routine.” Had «Jazz For Breakfast Marguerite, who was born in New Orleans, La., just naturally -had jazz for breakfast along with her cornpone and grits. In her upcoming “Shower of Stars” show, the singer-actress- dancer is in her natural element wiggling her way through some good old Southland tunes as well as concertizing on that old ditty, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” When we found her in a CBS rehearsal hall she was making eyes at singer Tony Martin in a scene from the show and doing it with such gusto that electric waves were running around the room on roller skates. Wears Split Skirt “I wear a split skirt on this show7, too,” she said, when she broke away from the romantic scene, “but it doesn’t show too much because it has so many ruffles.’Marguerite, w’ho really goes for the more exciting things in life, recalled the early days in TV when she used to wear plunging necklines. “They were sensational,” she giggled, “and then suddenly TV went very modest.” One of" the dark-haired singer’s most thrilling performances occurred not long ago in Washington, D. C., when she was doing a “striptease” on stage. Protective Screen Fell The protective screen fell to the floor and there stood our heroine clad only in a flesh-colored leotard. While the audience gasped, Marguerite murmured: “Oops, we just had a technical difficulty! ” Such nonchalance, she believes, will get you everywhere if properly used. Although the pretty singer wfas one of the very first “longhairs” to kick up her heels, she certainly wasn’t the last. Since she started kicking, Ezio Pinza. Helen Traubel, James Melton Lauritz Melchoir, Patrice Munsel and Dorothy Kirsten have switched from “La Boheme’» to “Let Me Go, Lover.” “Opera?” Grimaced Marguerite, “I don’t keep up with it anymore! ” Student “Attends" Classes By Phene MARYLAND. la. W—Dean Raether, 16, hasn’t been able to attend school the past two years, but he’s “in class” every day. A twin phone system installed In his home and connected with the classroom allows Dean to hear class discussions and in turn answer questions directed at him. The youngster became a victim of hemophelia, a disease which does not allow blood to clot. He bruised a knee when a freshman which resulted in excessive bleeding and left the joint permanently stiff. To avoid the risk of receiving even a slight bruise when mingling with other students, Dean stays at home. The Iow^a State Board of Education installed the twin phone system at no cost to the Reather family. SHOP SAVED GREENEVILLE. Tcnn. — The original frame tailor shop of Presi dent Andrew Johnson is preserved at Greeneville. His home and a monument in his honor are nearby. Iraq is building two cement plant* —at Sarjanar and Mosul—for about $10,000,000. Banana and papaya products will be processed by a new Mozambique cooperative. risse Must Get Substitute Carol Richards Resigns As “Voice Double” For Stars a musical called “Dancing in the Dark.” Since Miss Drake is not & musical performer, both her singing and dancing were done by other girls. She did her own acting, however. Carol Richards has performed as singing ghost for Cyd Charisse in “Brigadoon,” “Deep in My Heart” and the unreleased “It’s Always Fair Weather.” She did Vera-Ellen with an accent in “Call Me Madam” and the childlike ] singing for Betta St. John in “The : Robe.” She performed a double chore in “Pretty Girl”—in Spanish tones for Movita and plain style for Joan Caulfield. Method Explained Howr does she duplicate such a wide variety of voices? “A few7 years ago, I learned from a Spanish boy how to reproduce accents,” she explained. “He taught me how to w7atch a person’s lips when she speaks. Bv BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UP) — Carol Richards is giving up the ghost from now on. She’s going to sing only for herself. The red-haired lovely from Rockford, 111., has earned a nice living by acting as the voice double for film stars. Does it come as a shock to learn that when Cyd Charisse opens her mouth to w7arble on the screen, it ain’t really Cyd that comes out? It’s Carol. Extreme Case Recalled And when Vera-Ellen bursts into song in a movie, you’re not hearing Vera-Ellen. That’s Carol again. Hollywood, you see, leaves nothing to chance. If a screen beauty does not have a singing voice that will titillate movie goers, she is provided with one. Sometimes this use of ersatz talent can be carried to extremes. Once Betsy Drake was cast in ADULTS 50c • CHILDREN 20c The most ruthless ¡ ROBINSON of all time! ¡ A LEONARD GOLDSTEIN PRODUCTIONS ! M r OTI ’RESENTS MARGUERITE PIAZZA Automation Taking Over For Humans PITTSBURGH — (UP) — Industrial automation is taking a giant step forward in a Pittsburgh area rolling mill with robot installations that may eventually | eliminate 20 per cent of the mill’s j workers. Morrow Products, Inc., Pittsburgh firm installing the devices, would not name the mill. But an ¡officer said the gadgets, infra-red photo-electric controls, will eliminate table reversing operators, table control operators and automatic shear button operators. R. D, Morrow, company vice president, said: “In the future, we will be able to eliminate any man doing a sequence job . . . (including) almost every man but the maintenance and control operators. And we can do a better job.” Morrow’s firm also has developed an infra-red television unit that could be used to position barges or railroad cars for unload- j ing despite fog, smoke or steam. -* A GREAT AND POWERFUL STORY Of THE OLD WEST M PLENTY OF THRILLS AND LAUGHS Doors Open 1:00 p.m. DOORS OPEN 1:00 P.M. DIAL P05-9641 EXCLUSIVE SECOND SHOWING NOW SHOWING lOLENCb AND PASSION I Ht SUKttN HAS SELDOM SEEN! HIT HO. 1 FIRST CITY SHOWING * •* HIT NO. 2 PLENTY OF LAUGHS * ■* Judy HOLLIDAY Jock CARSON — Plus /V/VNV nWm^W9 iatest news MR. 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