Valley Times from North Hollywood, California on June 5, 1948 · 10
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Valley Times from North Hollywood, California · 10

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Saturday, June 5, 1948
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t l 10 VALLEY TIMES Stars Pitch Artful Bit Of Woo In 'Homecoming' By FRED BROOMFIELD If advance publicity of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayers Homecoming, on the screen at the Egyptian, Fox Wilshire and Los Angeles Downtown theaters, has given you the idea that Clark Gable, Lana Turner and Anne Baxter are engaged in the ancient art of pitching woo, your powers of observation are not far' out of3 - jBn8 5' ,4Stars Will Play This Season in Greek Theater focus. After going their separate cinema ways for six years, Gable and Turner provide the usual ingredients of their former screen part-, nership and this sentimental journey through the battlefield of Europe will stimulate your interest in ;two of filmlands strongest box office magnets. When you leave the theater you no doubt will keep thinking of the ; lovely and loyal Anne Baxter as Gables wife who suffered through the agony of reading her husbands letters in which he usually complimented his attractive and ,efficient nurse. Miss Baxters star .shines brightly in this film, even .more so than that of her famous colleagues. ! In Love With Wife Incidentally, the story carries you through the war experiences (of Gable and his nurse via a flash-.back opening, but you must not jtake this too seriously. Gable is shown as a rather egotistical surgeon who is very much jin love with his wife. Anne Baxter, and over her objections he Gov. Warren Plays Role in Historic Film First of a series of historical films which will have an important part in Californias Centennial celebration goes before the camera today, at Paramount. The two-reel documentary, entitled Californias Golden Beginning, is being produced by the California Centennials commission in co-operation with the State Department of Education and the motion picture industry. It will tell the story of the discovery of gold which helped shape the destiny of the great state. Gov. Earl Warren will appear 'as himself in the film to call attention to Californias centennial commemoration. Cecil Be DeMille Is directing the Governors appearance. Californias Golden Beginning will be distributed in the fall to all grade schools, high schools and universities throughout the state and will be available for non- commercial showing by service clubs, civic groups and similar organizations. The picture will be in Cinecolor. joins the medical corps after war is declared. When travelling on board ship to a distant land Gables intimate conversation with his superior officer, Ray Collins, is interrupted by an Army nurse. Miss Turner. From this start she continues to interfere with- almost everything he does She hates him at first, but as mother told you years ago, hate is usually found sitting on loves doorstep. In this instance it represents first rate plotting to arouse feminine interest. Competent Nurse Before the story ends you will learn that Miss Turner is the most competent nurse the handsome Ga ble ever had. For example shes shown in the mqst unglamorized outfit at a field hospital where Gable operates on war casualties six teen hours straight. When he is dead tired she makes the best coffee he ever tasted and when he asks her opinion of his refusal to grant an officer a furlough from the advanced hospital, she says, It stinks. She also stands guard while he takes a swirl in an old Roman bath. He returns the favor and whistles while she bathes. All this happens while both are on active service. When Gable returns home via the airways without Lana, the landing field looks suspiciously like the Burbank airport. There his faithful wife awaits him. In his Army uniform Gable looks every inch an officer and a man In his surgeons smock he doesnt quite measure up to the same standard. Ilodiak Convincing John Ilodiak plays the part of Gables doctor friend who stayed in his poor community to take care of the sick during the war. He is very convincing in the role. Ray Collins as the easy going and worldly wise superior officer, makes a fine impression and so does Gladys Cooper as Miss Bax ters mother. Cameron Mitchell and Marshall Thompson as two sergeants, are also good. The film was directed by Mer-vyn LeRoy and produced by Sidney Franklin in association with Gottfried Reinhardt. The original story was written by the eminent Sidney Kingsley. A Pete Smith novelty, You Cant Win, and a Tom and Jerry Technicolor cartoon, Bowling Alley Cat, also are shown at the three theaters. U-I Prepares To Repeat Sales Meetings in L. A. Universal-International has held two sales meetings of district managers in New York to set plans on pictures to be released during the coming months in connection with the companys current presidential sales drive, William A. Scully, U-I vice president and W. general sales manager has announced. Another meeting will be held in Los Angeles the latter part of next week. A. J. OKeefe, U-I assistant general sales manager and E. T. Gomersall, assistant to Scully, presided at the New York meetings which were attended by the home office sales cabinet including Fred Meyers, Eastern sales manager; F. J. A. McCarthy, Southern and Canadian sales manager; C. J.. Feldman, Western sales manager; James J. Jordan, contract and playdate manager, and E. L. McEvoy, short subjects sales manager. District managers from the East, Middle West and South attended the New York meetings. They include John J. Scully, Boston; David Levy, New York; Dave Miller, Buffalo; P. F. Rosian, Cincinnati; J. E. Garrison, St. Louis; M. M. Gottlieb, Chicago, and P. T Dana, Cleveland. A special panel discussion was held at the meeting on the releasing plans on J. Arthur Ranks Hamlet. U-Is new program of short subjects and advertising and promotion plans were discussed at the meeting. Maurice A. Bergman, Eastern advertising and publicity director, will discuss the advertising and promotion plans on the forthcoming U-I releases including Another Part of the Forest, River Lady, in Technicolor, J. Arthur Ranks Bad Sister, Feudin, Fussin and A-Fightin, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Man Eater of Kumaon, Tap Roots in Technicolor and Mr. Peabody and the lermaid. Members of the home office sales force who attended the New York meetings included Jack Huber, Milton M. Schneiderman, Ray Coyle and Frank Mooney. OKeefe also will preside at the Los Angeles meeting. VM iMTiftt SAM MBNAWSO VAUtV SCREEN MUSIC -DRAMA An imposing roster of star names Is under contract to Gene Mann, managing director of the outdoor Greek theater which will be opened for the third season of light opera and musical comedy, beginning July 5. The stage and screen stars from Broadway and Hollywood who will appear at the theater include: Ann Jeffreys, Dorothy Sandlin, Lawrence Brooks, Polyna Stoska, Charles Fredricks, Jan Clayton, Gertrude Niesen, Rudy Vallee, Felix Knight and Alan Mowbray. Also under contract to Gene Mann are Roger Dann, Raymond Walburn, Paul Valentine, Lionel Stander, Ian Keith, Walter Kings-ford, Buster West, Billy Griffith and Frances McCann. Merry Widow will open the season. This will be followed : by Vagabond King, Music in the Air, Anything Goes and Student Prince. Each musical production plays for two weeks.. No matinees or Sunday performances will be given. Paul Lees Holds Paramount Job The option in the contract of Paul Lees, young ex-Marine hero who was signed by Paramount in 1945, has been . renewed by the studio. N. He has appeared in twelve films since being signed by the studio. Thqy include the current production, Sorrowful Jones, and the recent productions, Beyond Glory, A Foreign Affair and Sealed Verdict. : The ex-Marine has one of the most distinguished records of any World War II service man. He was discovered by a Paramount talent scout while appearing in war bond rallies after his. release from a Jap prison by General Mac-Arthurs forces. - - FRED BROOMFIELD, Editor Romantic Intrigue At Historic Arch Elliott Completes Tour of 10 Cities Bill Elliott wound up his ten-city, two-month rodeo and theater tour this week and checks back to Republic to prep for his starring role in the forthcoming top-bud-geter, The Missourians, which Associate v Producer - Director Joe Kane will put before the cameras on the completion of his current The Plunderers. Elliott began his tour in Baton Rouge, La., March 27, then traveled to San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Hot Springs, Ark., Louisville, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. ' Adding Machine' To Open Monday Sponsored by some of the most important figures in the motion picture industry, the Circle Players production of Elmer Rices satirical comedy, , The Adding Machine, will open a two-week engagement at the Coronet theater on Monday night. As a result of its sponsorship a brilliant first night audience of celebrities is anticipated. ,. Dozens of stars, writers, producers and directors - have already made reservations and a capacity audience is assured. James on Benefit Show Johnny James will appear on the benefit show for the aged and blind fund at the Shrine auditorium June 12. He will sing It Aint Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess, backed by a mixed chorus of thirty voices. New Gadgets Shown in 'No ,Minor Vices' it Manufacturers of medical equip-:jment will get a showcase for their newest gadgets via the screen in the Enterprise comedy, No Minor Vices, which Lewis Milestone (Will produce and direct, starring Dana Andrews and Lili Palmer. A fully equipped pediatricians U office, which is one of the important sets, will get the last thing in X-ray, fluoroscope, diathermy and other apparatus which has not yet been put on the market. Technicians representing the manufacturers will instruct Dana Andrews in their use, as he plays a pediatrician in the film. Not only will the nations doctors get comedy entertainment out of the picture, but they wTill also get an instructional preview of post-war medical equipment. Butler Directs ... . .Kelsey Who Once " ; DlrertAfl Ri.tlor msKsjr,-. - v ,. ; uirecrea butler yr' f ' ' David Butler yesterday directed an actor who had directed him back in 1915. The scene was for Silver Lining at Warner Bros, and the actor was Fred Kelsey. Persons who dabble in nostalgia know Kelsey as a former Mack Sennett comic. Experts in the facts of yesterday know that Kelsey was a director of two-reel comedies and David . v-v v- - Butler, one of the top directors of musicals and comedies in pictures today, was an actor prior to and Are You A Hollywood Character? Here's Test By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, June 5 (fP) Hollywood is not so much a geographical location as it is a state of mind, a mode of talking, a form of behavior. Despite its polyglot population, Hollywood is a great leveler. Unless youre careful, you quickly fall into the $ towns pattern. You, too, can be r Hollywood character ... If you ECSTATIC JOY, TURBULENT LOVE, FEAR AND ANGUISH Are shbwn in Ingrid Bergmans expressions as she is caught in an entangling web when Charles Boyer makes torrid love to her in Enterprise studios production, The Arch of Triumph. Picture will be shown Friday at Warners Hollywood, Downtown and .Wiltern theaters. - Hollywood Diary By REBA and BONNIE CIIURCIIILL s ' -s v j z N s 'i'W Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson resume their Two Guys series by teaming with Doris Day in Two Guys of the Nineties. The Warner film-musical will be in color and will roll next month. Ann Miller almost suffered a break of one of her dancing feet when the race horse to which she w-as awarding a trophy at Hollywood Park put his hoof on her ankle. Luckily the trainer saw it just in time. Ilona Massey stars with Turham Bey and Frertch Singer Charles Terenet in Allied Artists Monte Carlo. Surprisingly enough, it isnt the story of the gambling center but a gypsy romance. The film will start as soon as Ilona winds up The Punderers at Republic. PADS PART William Bendix has lost fifteen pounds portraying Babe Ruth in the picturization of the Bambinos life. Bill, who worked in every scene and never had a day off, had to be padded for the closing sequence . . . Cary Grants next film, The Third Man. will be shot in Vienna and Paris . : . Dale Evans has been informed that Help Me, a waxing she made nine years ago with Abe Lymans orchestra, is starting to head the list of tune revivals. Mickey Rooney will co-pilot his own plane "when he goes to British Columbia on a four-day p.a. tour this' month . . . Adele Mara, who has starred in five films in a row at Republic, has been ordered by her. doctor to take a rest . . . Teen-ager Ted Donaldson makes his debut as a junior magician when he tours hospitals and Red Cross centers next month. Columbia actor was coached by magic-minded Chester Morris and Cary Grant. TO THE RESCUE Tom Drake, who lost most of his clothes when his apartment caught fire last week, is trying to talk Metros wardrobe depart ment into letting him borrow the suits he wears in. Words and Music. . . . A1 Jolson and hi wife will clipper to Hawaii the end of the month. They will spend two months sun-lazying and sailing around Honolulu . . . Andy Russell gives a beautiful interpretation of Blue Shadows on the Trail in his latest record for Capitol . . .. Gale Storm posed for her 10,000th still photo at Monogram yesterday. The Valleyite has been under contract to the studio the last six years. FLASHBACKS Victor Jory appears on the Warner lot the first time in seven years when he plays the heavy in South of Stf Louis. This is the role Dan Duryea had to give up because of a conflicting assignment Director Mike Curtiz is hosting a party on his yacht today honoring Doris Day. This is news, since Encinoite Curtiz turns green at the mention of the word ocean. Franchot Tone, currently star-producing Jigsaws in New York, has bought The . Man on the Eiffel Tower as his next production. As title suggests, film will location in France . . . Ballerina Allyn Ann McLerie will do a speciality, Mountain Greenery, with Perry Como in Words and Music . . . Peter Lawford became a high diver out of necessity when a ground swell dislodged him from the rigging of a boat he was climbing and sent him diving 35 feet into Newport bay. Big Dallas Preview Civic officials of Dallas, one of the 45 key cities selected for' simultaneous preview of the King Brothers production, The Dude Goes West, have notified the producers they are planning a gala rodeo to take place prior to the screening of the film, June 8. A comedy Western, the motion picture will be released by Allied Artists. 'Survivors' Final Showing Tonight Final performance of The Survivors will be given tonight at the Coronet theater, where the Broadway play has been enjoying its first Pacific Coast presentation. It is planned to take the production on a tour of the Pacific Coast following the local engagement. An action filled story of violence and bloodshed in the days immediately following the Civil war, "The Survivors boasts an all-star cast headed by Albert. Dekker, Leo Penn, Houseley Stevenson, Charles McGraw, Alfred Ryder, Olive Deering, Ellen Corby, Jeff Corey and James Anderson. Secretary Wins Prize Lillian Browne, secretary to William Dozier at Universal-International studio, is winner of the $50 prize for suggesting the title The Unafraid, selected as the new name for Kiss the Blood Off My Hands. Harold Hecht, president of Harold Hecht-Norma productions, which produced the Joan Fontaine-Burt Lancaster picture, made the announcement. Title contest was held among U-I employes. during World War I, Sure, Kelsey directed me in a comedy in which I played a hick who was pushed off the Venice pier by an automobile, said Butler. Butler explained that In those days he took the crack, the fall into the ocean water under the pier and the whole works for a smart $5 no stunt check. Stars To Visit Tucson Jack Carson, Gloria De Haven, Chilie Williams, Tony Romano, Mable Todd, Tommy Wells, Jays Hazard, Ruth Ann Hartman and Irene Ryan will be among those leaving here via American Airlines Saturday, June 7, for Tus-con, Ariz., where that evening they will put on a show in the Civic auditorium to inaugurate the local Cancer Fund drive. The show will be MCd by Jack Car-son. call all your friends "sweetheart and your enemies honey ... If you are a sun-worshipper and always wear dark glasses, indoors and out, as your badge of honor . . . If you own a convertible and keep the top down even in a driving rainstorm . . . Jf you would rather dress colorfully than conservatively ... If you never wear a hat end wouldnt be caught dead in a tuxedo ... If you profess to know the inside dope of what Howard Hughes is going to do with RJv.O. ... Watch the Paunch If you have had an ulcer. ... If you talk about getting rid of that paunch but never do anything about it ... If you can quote last weeks gross at Radio City Music hall ... If you tip the head waiter more than your lunch bill . . . If you can quote Walter Pid-geons latest limerick and Oscar Levants most recent wisecrack . . . If you plan some day' to write a book exposing Hollywood . . . If you cant walk half a block on Vine street without meeting ten other characters you know . . . Do Carlo Dote? If you know for sure what Clark Gable's next picture will be ... If youd rather talk about your most interesting subject yourself than anything else ... If youve had a date with Yvonne DeCarlo or Audrey Totter ... If you pick up a newspaper and read the movie columns, racing chart, comics and front page, in that order . . . If you condemn a movie by calling it merely good ... If you claim New York is a great place to visit, but ... If your favorite heavy reading is Variety and the Kinsey report ... If you are amazed to encounter a native Californian ... If you call Humphrey Bogart Bogie and Herbert Marshall Bart ... If you say- Hollywood doesnt have to worry about television the same thing you said about the talkies ... If you do all these things, bub, youre a full-fledged Hollywood character. LATE SHOW TONIGHT "BAMBI" also 'BILL AND COO" COMING SUNDAY "SITTING PRETTY" also "MR. RECKLESS" ItfSJIVffrEItNJINDOKltOAD Cliarieston 6-4121 OPENING SOON f?The ISedwood Village Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge Mf7 VtERTEL I IRWIN SHAW With. ALBERT DICKER LAST DAY "WERECOMMENDTHE SURVIVORS' WITHOUT RESERVATIONS FRANK EHS COnCliET BB 23434 366N.LACIENEGA 2 Toes. Jung 8 ClRCll WAITERS In A.foriafionmtti PAUL P.SCWPEIBMAN I? ELMER RICES HILARIOUS COMEDY SATIRE JlTfca APBIMSMACHIMEJ rMi6HTlY,6 0HAT.SUW 2 3Q-SEA1S NQWPOf PRICES-in WHM. tti. nmic c m m mm u,,,,,, YE SCRIBES INN 13360 Ventura Blvd. at Dixie Cyn. Now Open 7 Days a Week 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M. JACK FARNSWORTH Your Host and Mixologist. 40c for All Mixed Drinks 10 A.M. to 6 F.M. GREAT ACTOR RETURNS Leslie Howard, who lost his life while traveling to England in a plane during the war, shares the honors with Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart, Jack Carson and Alan Mowbray in Stand In, on the screen at the four Music Hall theater. Howard plays the part of a banker. Added to Cast Paul Frees and Bob Williams have been added to the cast of Enterprises Bob Roberts produc-tion. Tuckers People. MUSIC- DRAMA - DAHCE ' FOR LESSONS SEE EUNICE BOYD p- Thursday: Bayd Studies (N. H. Branch) 11043 Magnolia Blvd.. N. H. For Information PHONE HUdson 2-4960 14 STARS and CAST OF THOUSANDS I John Fords Masterpiece of the Frontier Fort Apache 2nd WEEK .KHifffOoo sivd Ni.t Vim -MO ;? h.h mun t.i . .X X . .. ipisri dm tumt CtfM it M tRCtpr wn HBcr Limited Engagement Forrast Turker Claranc Musa I "TIDE'S END" EL CAPITA!! By Bernard Siold Farrast Tucker NIGHTLY EXCEPT PUNOAY houtwooo'iwo. 2 COMPUTE SHOWS TONIGHT 7:00-9:45 P. M. rimfrifc . BLACKOUTS 48 3 SHOWS SUM. T:30-S:3Q-i:30j ..A a U7- Phone GR. 1147 ' NIGHTS M.10 ta 2.00 ETC. FRI-SATAfOLIPRYS 1.10 ta 2 40-MATS. 50e la M SP. pa tea J ASTORS S NOW PLAYING ALL COLOR PROGRAM "Unconquered" GARY COOPER' PAULETTE GODDARD NOW! BOGkUt ,eo8lOWWl0I .uctio a UssteTiHf 0 :. ... .... " rortefo C0's 3rSc u rr !- Fabulous Joe MARIE WILSON COMING SUNDAY LADY FROM SHANGHAI" also "WINTER MEETING" nm 373 MOUTWOOD M.VD 2330 OPEN AU N4GNT ttcuxuL NOttTWOOO At ftftOMSON NO 7S-PtC PIMG OPEN 1 NOON 0411? 'WINTER MEETING COMING SUNDAY "IF WINTER COMES' II i San Farnanda S.F. 7291 "Romance of Rosy Ridge" also "Man from Music Mountain' COMING SUNDAY "The Unfinished Dance" also "Bandits of Dark Canyon' 1 8u Fernanda S.F. SI "THE LOST MOMENT" also "THE UPTURNED GLASS' COMING SUNDAY "ELLA" also "GHOST GOES WILD" l"! DM UWH U iiw,il 'ULuiiLUJUi'i' . . . IN THE VALLEY Seafood at its Best TO PLEASE YOUR PALATE AND YOUR PURSE Featuring - Harvest of fisc Sea A SEAFOOD SURPRISE! Alialone Steaks Halibut Steaks P CREOLE, FRIED, NEWBURG, OR COCKTAILS Scallops Crab NEWBURG AND THERMIDOR Clam Chowder Lobsters IN SEASON (Dinner Nightly 5 to 9:30 p.m.) VENTURA BOULEVARD ot LAUREL CANYON A HENRY ROTH ENTERPRISE P.S. There's also an ASTORS in Hollywood Vine St. at Fountain SERVES FINE FOOD! 1 REMEMBER MAMA also THE SAINTED SISTERS COMING SUNDAY Scudda Hoo! Scudda !Iay! . Letter From An Unknown Woman "I REMEMBER MAMA" also .'SCUDDA HOO, SCUDDA HAY' .mmMUE CALL NORTHSIDE 777 also BLUE SKIES COMING SUNDAY THREE DARING DAUGHTERS' v also UNKNOWN WOMAN" LA I OPEN NO ROUYWOOtV RELENTLESS also r TRAIL TO MEXICO COMING SUNDAY ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS . also COAST GUARD DEVILS PLAYGROUND also RIDING DOWN THE TRAIL COMING SUNDAY WHITE GORILLA also DEVIL MONSTER J & FIRST-RUN Theatres Universal-International Presenti Donald O'Connor Olga San Juan Martha Stewart Lew Parker in "ARE YOU WITH IT" 2nd Feoture 'DEAR MURDERER" J (712 Htumoo i. MIA! MCHUHO Mt L0I HOMECOMING Starring CLARK GABLE LANA TURNER JOHN HODIAK ANNE BAXTER' LATE SHOW TONiTE GREED GRASS OF WYOMING PEGGY CUMMINS CHARLES COBURN ROBERT ARTHUR -seaasw M7S !0UT 008 MEM NICNIM8 U 25SJ CORONER CREEK" ' Randolph Scott Marguerite Chapman also My Dog Rusty" ti

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