Valley Times from North Hollywood, California on December 10, 1960 · 15
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Valley Times from North Hollywood, California · 15

North Hollywood, California
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Saturday, December 10, 1960
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CONNOLLYS COLUMN New Hemingway Picture Planned By MIKE CONNOLLY Christine Jorgenson had a screenplay written, based on her life story, and sent it to Ingrid Bergman. Miss Bergman said thanks, but no thanks, she wont be available for the picture. - , , Sophia Loren is getting $100,000 a week salary from Allied Artists for El Cid. Shes costarring in it now in Spain with Charlton Heston and there "'v I hasnt been such a flurry to finish a ' FAST since Rudolph Valentino led O 4 3,000 Arab horsemen across the sands of ' Palm Springs at $4 per head per day , in The Shiek. Sophia could wind up f!7 1 with $1,000,000 at the rate this one is AI I going. I Clare Boothe Luce and Danny Connolly Thomas will be the principal speakers at James Francis Cardinal McIntyres annual Communion Breakfast for Roman Catholics in the film Industry at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Feb. 5. Also on the dais will be Loretta Young, Jimmy McHugh, Jeanne Crain, Jack Haley, Ann Blyth, Pat OBrien, Rosalind Russell, Frank Capra, Jane Wyman, Walter OKeefe, Irene Dunne, Tony Caruso, Cathy ODonnell and your columnist. Ernest Hemingway got $300,000 for the eight short stories all old ones that he sold to Fox. The studio will film them as one feature, The Story of a Young Man, with Hemingways fictional character, Nick Adams," in the leading role. Its the first time the writer has received such a huge amount for any of his literary properties. Theres a rpason: Its the first time hes had an agent (Irving Lazar, in this incident) negotiate for him here in Hollywood. Gina Lollobrigidas Fast and Sexy draws an even more horrible title in England: Anna of Brooklyn. Red West, Elvis Presleys stand-in from Memphis, gets his first chance to do some on-camera acting in Sir Swivels new movie, Wild in the Country. Say what they will about Presley, hes loyal to his old pals. He keeps them on the payroll and, as in this instance, goes way out of his way to see that they get better breaks. Bob Kenaston, son of silent screen star I Billie Dove, landed a nice role in Debbie Bergman Reynolds Pleasure of His Company at Paramount. 'SUNDOWNERS' WILL OPEN V DECEMBER 25 Fred Zinriemans production, The Sundowners, opens an exclusive engagement Sunday, December 25, at The Beverly Theatre. The earthy story of the sheep drovers in Australia during the mid-1920s stars Deborah Kerr, Robert Mltchum and Peter Ustinov, with Glynis Johns and Dina Merrill co-starred. Chips Rafferty, an Australian favorite, is featured. Warner Bros, considers the Technicolor drama a worthy successor to The Nuns Story, Zinnemans previous film achievement for the company. Fourposter1 Continues The Alley Theater in Panorama City will holdover its current attraction, The Fourposter through the holidays and has scheduled a gala New Years Eve performance at regular admission prices. Alice in Wonderland, the theaters new presentation for children, , will open next Saturday afternoon playing weekends through February. Special matinees are also scheduled. Information may be obtained from ST-6-9243. Christmas Movies For Panorama The Panorama Theater has scheduled Hans Christian Andersons The Snow Queen, a full length cartoon, for its holiday show with performances daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencing Saturday, Dec. 17. VALLEY COLLEGE PLAY CLOSES .Cradle Song, the Valley College theater arts department play depicting the love for an abandoned baby girl by a group of nuns, will have its final performance . tonight in the Little Theater on the campus. Sharon and Charmian Farnon, shown here, have leading roles in the Gregorio Martinez Sierra classic. SCREEN : DRAMA MUSIC By JERRY PAM, Editoi Valley Times TODAY Sat., Dec. 10, 1960 15 Family Assists 'Alamo' Shots PARADE OF ALL NATIONS Christmas Festival Set For Disneyland Disneylands gala Christmas Festival, which annually presents colorful holiday customs from around the world, will preview a spectacular new dimension for- the I960 celebration on Sunday, Dec. 18 as part of the Parade of All Nations. Biggest single parade ever held in Disneyland, this years Parade of All Nations will spotlight more than 3,000 costumed participants, dressed in the holiday manner of 31 nations and enacting age-old yuletide customs of these far-flung lands. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. The pageantry, depicted by Southern California groups who will- preserve ancestral ties to nations on five continents, will include 36 song and dance groups, 15 marching bands, 15 deco- Ben Hur Matinees There will be daily matinees of Metro - Goidwyn-Mayers Ben-Hur at the Egyptian Theater during the holiday season, it was announced today. The special matinees will start at 2 p.m. from Sunday, Dec. 24, through Jan. 2. The 9 a.m. Saturday morning screenings of Ben-Hur for students will be continued at least through January. These special showings were started last October and have attracted youth groups from all over the greater Los Angeles area. Ben-Hur, winner of a ' record-breaking 11 Academy Awards, is now celebrating its first anniversary at the Egyptian. rated floats, and Christmas trees trimmed to represent the traditions of 12 countries. But the show-stopper will be the preview of another Walt Disney first a Parade of the, Toys. Disney artisans have created 118 huge animated toys performing wooden soldiers, clowns, trains, dolls, jack-in-the-boxes ranging in height from six to 12 feet. Additionally, the Parade of the Toys includes the unique animated mousetrap band, giant knights on horseback, horse-riding toy cavalry troops and, of course, a Disney-style Santa Claus sleigh and eight comic reindeer. Previewed on Sunday, Dec. 18 as part of the Parade of All Nations, the Parade of the Toys will also be featured at Disneyland daily for eight days, beginning Christmas Day and continuing , through . New Years Day. Other special activities on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Disneyland are All-Nations Folk Dancing, featuring parade groups at four locations following the parade; and a massed Candlelight procession. The latter includes 600 choir members, presenting a combined rendition of 'Tiger' Purchased Mildred and Gordon Gordons suspense novel, Tiger On My Back, has been purchased by two European book publishers, Macdonald of London and Nest Verlag. Hughes Idea? The new Hollywood craze for Christmas presents seems to be HIS and HERS airplanes. Greek Actress Acclaimed For 'Sunday' Movie Melina Mercouri, newly acclaimed star of Never On Sunday at the Fine Arts, may be comparatively a newcomer to American theatre-goers, but in her native Greece the willowy blonde actress has rated top star billing for the past five years. Mourning Becomes Elec-tra launched her career there and A Streetcar Named Desire cinched it. It was in 1954 that the Greek director, Michael Cacoyan-nis asked her to star in Stella, which introduced Miss Mercouri to U.S. audi ences. Glory of the Lord and the Hallelujiah Chorus from The Messiah. ' The popular Disneyland carolers, dressed in Dickens era costumes and singing holiday songs, and the Disney characters Mfckey and Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale, the Mad Hatter, etc. will also entertain during the holidays at the Magic Kingdom. Disneyland will be open every day from December 14 through January 8. : a wf V-- a: $ - ' $ I : Making of The Alamo, in a sixth week of a reserved seat run at the Carthay Circle was a family affair for the John Waynes. Wayne produced, directed and starred in the $12,000,000 production. Other mem.-bers of the Wayne family who partici- , pated in the production were son Patrick Wayne and Vy year-old daughter Aissa Wayne, co-starred; son Michael Wayne who served as assistant producer. Waynes wife, Pilar, was present on the location in Brackettville during filming, as overseer, making sure that the family was not overworked by their father. Starring with Wayne In the Todd-AO and Technicolor production are Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey and guest star Richard Boone. Reserved seats are on sale at the boxoffice or by mail and are also available at all mutual ticket agencies. Lester Horton School Closes The Lester Horton Dance Theater & School will close its doors as of the end of this year, after almost 15 years as a leading center of modern dance in the nation. Since the death of its founder, the late Lester Horton, Nov. 2, 1953, the thea ter, school and dance company has been under the direction of former newspaperman Frank Eng. Financial difficulties were cited as the reason for the closing, although Eng is retaining all rights to the Hor ton name, choreographies and dance techniques. Highlights From Opera Chicago opera tenor Jerald OHaver will present a concert 'of opera highlights in John Muir High School Auditorium on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Excerpts from Madame Butterfly, Aida, Turan-dot and La Boheme will be presented and the tenor will be joined by Miss Mary Lou Mungo in several duets. Prevue Set For Tonight A preview of a new, im portant picture is scheduled for the Beverly Hills Music Hall Theater this Saturday at 8:45. The current engagement of the Columbia comedy hit, Please Turn Over, will screen before and after the preview. Russell Concert Anna Russell appears in concert January 20 in Philharmonic Auditorium. Presley Assists German Actress By JERRY PAM Few people ever become famous. Even fewer can give up fame in one country and go into a strange one without even knowing the language and become famous all over again. But beautiful, blonde Erika Peters did just that. A star in her native Germany, Erika fulfilled a childhood dream when she married an American, Henry Kulewitz, Civil Aeronautics Board investigator, and left Germany to reside in America. After being in this country barely long enough to become fluent in the language, her marriage failed. The need to support herself arose and Erika went back to her old profession, acting. Being a foreign actress in Hollywood can be great if you arrive in Hollywood with a large fanfare and a contract in your hand. But for a foreign actress who had been in Hollywood for only a year, and had given up all thought of a career when she married, it is not too easy to get started. The simplest thing for Erika would have been to go back to Germany where she is known professionally ' as Erika Knab,- and there resume her film work. But this she did not want. She wanted, a chance at American films. Within a few months Erika had been on so many filmed television shows that even she cant remember them all. Then came an offer to play the starring role in Allied Artists Heroes Die Young. Naturally her friends and her. agent assumed she would jump at the chance. They were amazed at her hesitation in accepting the part. What most of them didnt know was that the picture dealt with the Allied forces raids on the Ploesti oil fields rich military target which her father, Luftwaffe Maj. Gen. Herbert B. Knab, died fighting to defend. After much thought and SILENT MOVIE AIDS 'DRUNKARD' William Jarvis, producer of the Drunkard at Corbin Playhouse, Tar-zana has acquired the exclusive rights to show the silent movie Episodes in the Life of a Gin Bottle made by i Bella Von Block in 1928. This two reel classic which once played four years at a Vine Street Hollywood theater will be presented without dialogue before each performance ofthe Drunkard stage show, this will allow the audience to voice its whimsicality. Reservations DI-4-9186. contemplation Erika decided that one cannot live in the past forever and accepted the part. After finishing that picture she Immediately went into G.I. Blues for Paramount and was chosen to be the girl to give Elvis Presley his first screen kiss after returning from the Army. - In a new country and with a new name Erika is well on her way to becoming a star all over again and couldnt be more grateful to her adopted country for the opportunity to twice do what many people dream of but can never be, a movie star. X! 4 B 'K J VJt 1 IV f' CALIFORNIA BALLET Eva Lorraine, the artistic director and founder of the Golden State Dancers, will dartce tonight in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Opera Auditions Set For Shrine Auditions for the" Guild Opera Companys production of The Bartered Bride will be held December 15th and 22nd. The Opera will be presented April 18 to May 2, 1961 in Shrine Auditorium. . Those interested in auditioning should contact Mrs. Anne Machamer at DU-3-7628 for an appointment. iz. ERIKA PETERS G.I. Assist Welcome Gifts Christmas Gift Certificates are now on sale at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood for the all-time Oscar winner Ben-Hur. VALLEY THEATRE GUIDE Hormehee TkMW 745 Metre Ava. Hollywood Frt. 8aU Sun. IdO UL KEM1EX! e9m renit MOON ,042 THI MISUGOTTm WE. t-tiU JKCQRBJN Ventura Blvd. at Corbin 015-2222 Cent. Thun,, Fri., Sat., Sun. 12:41 John Wayno Stewart Granger us "NORTH TO ALASKA ' Audio Murphy Barry Sufliven jbs "7 Ways From Sundown" ACORRAt LAST 4 PERFORMANCES! IONITE 6:45 5HARP and 10:30 SUN. 2:30 and 8:30 P.M. Soot Now ot Beioffict, i So. Col. Music Co AN Mvtuof Agendea MACK THE KNIFE to FROM THE th Mmnml OPERA Drive-in 75c - KIDS FREE San Franosquito Cyn. Rd Saugua Phone 1593121 Alan ladd Sidney Poitier "ALL THE YOUNG MEH" plus SHIPLEY JONES in "BOBBIKINS" 214 N. Mactay, SF. EM-1-4281 Open 4:45 Weekdays Sat. 6 Sun. Cent. 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