The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1952 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 7, 1952
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PA*C TWO BLYTHEVITJ.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST T, M*viM Art Hotter than Ev«r— Hollywood Junks Dignity for New Bold Plots with Sexier Scenes (Movies »r* holler than ever. •*?• Ersklne Johnson, ace Hollywood reporter (or NEA Service >nd The Courier N'ews. Here's Hie last of his eye-popping illspalches on the newest trend In Movio- lown's bailie agalnslTV — and the prominent, er, figures In the nlj comebick of Srx Appeal.) By EKSKIS'E JOHNSON HOLLYWOOD (NRA) — Hollywood is Junking dignity. It didn't pay off at the boxoffice. The blueprint for movietown's celluloid future now specifies: Bolder iitnts. sexier scenes, longer kisses, tighter sweaters, nn attempt ab repeal of state censorship laws, 'leggy musicals, a revision of Hollywood's own anlin.nat.ed morals code, slam-bang, old-fashioned puhlirity stunts and the debunking of the World War II inspired buUyhno that movie stars arc normal, folksy people. "Movies Arc Sexier Than Ever" will he the cry Instead of Movk'.s Are Better Than Ei'er." A fading boxoffice and the closing of hundreds of theaters—blamed on television and lack of public Interest In Hollywood's 50th anniversary product. — arc the reasons for the big (switch. * ' • • Hollywood ac,l"ired dignity during the serious days ol the »ar when almost every movie had a message. The movies had prmvn up. the film barons told themselves as they put the skids on slapstick comedy, light-hearted romantic stories, circus ballyhoo and eye-catching advert IsinK. During those serious days the Producers Association fought Howard Hughes' busty billboards of Jane Russell for "The Outlaw." Now Hughes' busty heroines decorate billboards from coast to coast with full Industry approval and other studios have adopted the same •ex appeal tactics. Even the males arc getting the «trlp tease treatment In movie ad-, vertising. with Marlon Brando, Cornel 'Wilde and Alan Ladd playing peek-a-boo with their manly chests. Movie queens are showint? Just about everything the law will allow. At-home photographs with pumpkin ple« and happy kiddies have • been replaced by cheesecake dished up In bathing suits and Incy 'black negligees. The plots of two movies, "Clash By Night," and "Carrie" are samples of racier, bolder things to come on celluloid. • » • Both fllm» »r« evidence of more lenient Industry censorship. "Clash By Night" features an adultery theme, and the advertising sho»s Barbara Stanwyck, one WOHH.S?—They aren't needed for Rita Gfim'fl sultry role—without dialogue—in "The Thief." KJT.VS I.KCJS — They innri a lot more of Rita, too) arc on view again in the new Hollywood. The dance is from "Affair In Trinidad." shoulder strap down, cowering us 1 but marble evhlcncc of Hollywood's Paul Douglas screams nt Her: | new "clown, with, dignity" campaign. "Llviu" in my house] Lovln 1 an- ! A black silk dress was glued ttj the other ninn. Ts that what you call ' shapely form of Marilyn Maxwell to :icln f honest. That's Just glvin' It j better reveal her curves in a new i nice name." j Bob Hope movie, "Military PoMce- Carrin" is based on the old Theo- ; men." dore Dreiser novel which wasn't ] There's n suggestion of nucto printed in the united Stnte.s for ift ' years because a publisher thorn: h* it was loo hot to handle. Tt tells the. story of a farm girl (Jennifer Jonc.s- swtmining srencs for Dorothy Ln- mour in "The Fin ad to Bali" and Ann Blyth In "Katie Did It." Rita wears ns little ns the ren- who ROTS Vo Chicngo nart becomes , Rors \v\\\ ano«"in "Affair in Trln- Uio mistress of two men, one of whom {Lawrence Olivier) Is niar- ried. They have an out-of-wedlock child nnd then Olivier lies nbout divorcing his wife nnrl becomes a bigamist when he mnrrles her. * • • A MK drive ngninsi, slnte censorship is part of Hollywood's long ranfic plan to put more ooni]i>i into its celluloid, State Icgislntitrrs will be n.shed to repeal local censoi-ship la«'a Dnscd on the theory that the recent hitjli court declriinn "TVie Miracle" cast doubt on the lesat- ity of local film prohibitions. On and off the screen Hollywood's cntirs nre on n nudity bingo. Linda Christian's surprise birth- dny present lo Tyrone Power—a nude bust — was an eyebrow lifter, Experiment in TV Program /$ Suspended BASEL, Switzerland (^j—Experi- mental television programs in Basel have been suspended because of a "lack of public interest," the Swiss Broadcasting Corp. announced, The Basel cantonal government year authorized the establishment of an experimental television station with public funds, but this decision was subsequently reversed by a cantonal referendum. The station was nevertheless set up, with private financial Mipport, and for months this summer it broadcast two-hour programs three times week. Television sets were put up !n Various parts of the canton when the public could view the exj>eri- mental programs free of charge. deposit of $10.00. which shall be re- unded whtn plans are scjurert or returned seven days after receipt f bitis. Bids will be,"opener! for consideration nn Friday Evening Aueust 22nd 1952 at 8 o'clock. Bids shall be accompanied hy cashier's or rerlULed t'heck. or birt Bond in amount of 5'>- of bid The Board of Education reserves the ripht to reject any nnd all birls. 6,1-8-9 Idnd" and in "Salome, Daticc of the Seven Veils." I'romlsed and current In the sex appeal department are Zsa 2sa Gabor's strip tease as a model "in "LiH;" Jane Russet's legpy dance hall rjueen role in "Son of Paleface;" Virginia Mayo's playing of a burlesque stripper in "She's Working Her \Vay Through. College," and sultry TV actress Ritn Gam's shady lady role without a single line of dialogueo pposiU Ray Mll- Innd in "The Thief." Even Woody Woodpecker gets a red-hearted girl woodpecker friend for the first time In his 10-year car- loon career in Walter l>nnU'5 new short. "Crash By NiRht." Hollywood's biggest new boxoffice star is Marilyn Monroe, who. wben fully dressed, is the least-dressed star Hollywood has seen since Jean Harlow. ; Movcitown 1 , 1 * biggest nrgument in * 4 * STAR * STORES FOUR OF YOUR HOME-OWNED GROCERY STORES Avery Salt, li Ib. box ^American Sardines Arm & Hammer Soda Diamond Matches YOUR CHOICE EAGLE BRAND Famous Sweetened Condensed Milk Hollywood favor of more lenient censorship Is television, still without an enforreO' forats node of Its own, ! Hollywood has discovered that, those Jittlc home screens pack a big competitive wallop — and if TV's Dagtnnrs and Studio On PS can dish up sex appeal in larpe doses, then the big screen movies have the same legal ami moral rights^' (End of a series.) Political Announcement's Subject to Preferential Eiection AUR. 12 1052 For St.ilc Heprrsrntalive KENNETH S. SUI.CER For Post No. 2 WAIT Don't Buy ANY Furnace Till You've Seen The New Automatic Coleman With Amozing CAN Eberdt's GATEWAY STORE 2101 Rose Street * Cecil Lowe's GRO. & MKT. 5S2 No. fith Stre«t * Luttrell's GRO. & MKT. fith & Chickasawba Pickard's GRO. & MKT. 10H Chickasiiwha CHUCK ROAST U.S. Good tender beef LB. 55 C INVITATION TO BID The Board or Eriucntion of Coo- { ter Consolidated School District No- I R-4, of Cooler, PciniscoL County MUsouri. hereby extend an invitation to Interested Building Contractors to place n bid for Ibe construction of an Bdditton to the prrscnt school building nt Cooler, Missouri, which proposed addition provides office space nnd fireproof vault. Plans and specifications may be necured at the office of the Architect, Mr. Pleas E. Hyatt. 219 South Main Street. Kennett. Missouri, or Irom the ottic'e of the Superintendent, ol Schools. Cooler. Missouri, on i FALL PLANTING SEED HAIKY VETCH. SKED WHEAT. BAUI.KY I'KS CUE AM) CI.OVEUS M!\V CHOP SEKI) BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. riione 1>85G-6SS7 What's a tomato without Morton's? When it rains it pours ~' MORTON i uonjifo ^ Plain or iodized FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell Tkat Staff" Phone 2089 Off ice & Bulk Plant—Promised Land What Secret Does Ihe Well Hide Between These Grilles" 7 At Blytheville's -I -Star Stores you will always find fresh, crisp vegetables and fruits. Delivered several times weekly, this produce offers you good selection whatever day you like to shop. Firm, nice-size heads FRESH LETTUCE V'irm, delicious GOLDEN BANANAS Hush's Clinton PORK&BEANS *&; 100 3-in-l package Krispy GRAHAM CRACKERS 290 Dcrhv or Swift's SPAGHETTI & MEAT ^250 Campbell's TOMATO SOUP can 100 At 1'icknrcl's, Luttrell's, Lowe's, Eberdt's GOLD MEDAL FLOUR 25 1 79 All flavors Wrijflcy's CHEWING GUM 3 P k, s .100 Kconomical Brisket STEWING BEEF 290 Headless RAW SHRIMP 12^530 8 or., can Cat & I)pg Konrt PUSS 'N BOOTS 3 for 250 * 4 * STAR * STORES FOUR OF YOUR HOME-OWNED GROCERY STORES NEW BLEND-AIR 13 a new, amazingly belter way to Rive vou blended warm air for a better heated home. Its performance has already been proved in homes all over the "cold-weather belt." AN AUTOMATIC COUMAN with BLEND-AIR produces even, comfortable heat with really worm floors; it cuts waste of heat at ceilings; it gets more usable heat and more comfort from the furnace. lei u$ show you how an auto- maticColeman BLEND-AIR, gives more healing comfort with a substantial saving in installation costs. TEA SPECIAL Maxwell House Special Offer 1 LB. BOX GRAPE JELLY Bagwell's fine flavored jelly 2 LB. JAR 29 C FRANK SIMMONS TIN SHOP 117 S. Broodwoy Phone 2651 * Eberdt's GATEWAY STORE 211)1 Knse Slrcel * Cecil Lowe's GRO. & MKT., 532 No. filh. SI reel B * Luttrell's GRO. & MKT. filh. & Chickasawba * Pickard's GRO. & MKT. 1011 Chickasnwba

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