Los Angeles Evening Citizen News from Hollywood, California on March 6, 1958 · 16
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Los Angeles Evening Citizen News from Hollywood, California · 16

Hollywood, California
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Thursday, March 6, 1958
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HOLLYWOOD TOMT t With SHEILAH GRAHAM Christina hii flown back to Rio de Janeiro in a lait ditch attempt to change the “No marriage statement of Count FTaaclaro FlgMtart Her friends tried to dissuade her but Cinda was determined If she fails' the will fly to Miami to meet up with TV performer George DeWltt — according to George who added that he wants to marry Linda and they will go on to Havana to attend the opening of Coarad Hilton’s new hotel "She’s the greatest” said George enthusiastically I met George in the office of Jerry Lenta at Paramount and Jerry was using six phones at once planning to dash down to Mexico City to record PIANIST— John Browning talented young piano day er will appear in recital Monday night at Schoenberg Hall UCLA the music for his latest picture Rock-a-By Baby - The musician’s strike here is also the reason for Alfred Hitchcock’S flying to London tonight to - score - the music 1 for his “Vertigo-him Incidentally Danny Kaye’s - “Five Pennies’' picture which was ready to jshoot will be postponed until the musicians’ strike is over dark Gable for the first time in his long career Is going 2 Sonatas on Monday Evening Concert Bill 7 Monday Evening Concerts will offer twovsonatas for vio-? lin and piano two works for ’ 'bass voioe with trombone quar-’ tet and three pieces for per-t cussion ensemble on the March 10 program at the County Au-1 ditorium in West Hollywood Park The duo-sonatas wtill be played by Eudice Shapiro and ' - Ingolf Dahl Their performance ' of George Barati'r two-move-: ment sonata will be the first in Los' Angeles The composer i a former resident of California has been living for several ’ years in Honolulu where he is the regular conductor of that I city's symphony orchestra The E-major Sonata No 3- by Bach is the other work programmed by the Shapiro-Dahl team Robert Oliver bass' will be heard in two of Heinrich Schutz’a Sacred Symphonies t "Absalom my son” and £Hear ye O my people” both from the first (1629) volume of the symphonies Instrumental ac- : companiment for a quartet of trombones will be played by Lloyd Ulyate Hoyt Bohannon - Bussell Brown and Seymour Zeldin Robert Craft will coni-duct - The Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble will’ make Its debut in three contemporary works One of these is a Theme and Variations for Percussion Quartet by William Kraft' organizer and musical director of the group toniohti STUDIO SNEAK (PREVIEW STAR THEATRE OTTO PKMMM MSSCSTS DEBORAH KERR DAVID NIVEN -JEANSEBERG ATHENE DEMONGEOT BONOOURTRISTES8E 4th SMASH WEKKI “ ms iams:-i Cent iaiao an wi a-aaii I M-G-M jratmuia dra mi trstfilioa tt Ciril W 1 MONTGOMERY CLIFT ELIZABETH TAYLOR EVA MARIE SAINT BKINOnEUSS FitatU k Mubin II CM CAMERA IS u-rtvria KffiEL PATRICK LEE m iA 00 TAYLOR AGNES M00IEHEAD WALTER ABEL-JAAMA LEWIS-TOM DRAKE crtwFiaykr MILLARD KAUFMAN AhmIsIs PhAnp M M te Hud Print iackrMm Jr Ifutic Pr JOMNNT GK EN PrM Pf nCMMOUW KiwMkr Pratoil hr EDWARD OMYTRYK DAVID LEWIS Woty2??MGEK! IctmriNUOus pdrbsmHttst Chinese Theater to Enter Final Stages Of Renovating Soon Final stages of the $1500000 renovation of the Hollywood Chinese Theater will be entered next week with completion slated for mid-March The “hew” theater which is losing "all its stage and dressing-room area to add a giant 40 x 100 foot wall-to-wall On-emiracle screen will have special "spring-back” loge chairs with an increased spacing of 10 per' cent between each chair back The number of seats will be reduced to 1452 from the previous seating of 1906 a decrease of 454 to allow- added comfort Pianist in Recital Lillian Steuber pianist who will present a recital Sunday evening on the SC Concert Series in Bovard Auditorium SC will devote her program to works' by three composers each representing a different century HlSnSESMD i 41 TODAY: kMml j u show TOMGNTtiSO UWEUTMMt SEVER WONDERS fPHB fclhflThil WHA hMtWI H roqst INGLEWOOD CENTURY DRIVE-IN UN GABRIEL SAN GABRIEL DRIVE-IN ML HOLLYWOOD VICTORY DRIVE-IN LONG KNOT LJIKEVYittD drive-in RIALTO CMM wun PICO WHITTIER DRIVE-IN iAAaauui — MOnRuTM BIG SKY DRIVE-IN " BORMNN PICKWICK DRIVE-IN LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC DRIVE-IN XXAXXfTREE V v ?:'- counts’ NSW MIRAITA tQ MHO -33R "AST EApj£C£ M’GM pmtnh the saored the profane the lives the loves of I ho lamed novol on a personal appearance tour to help sell a picture — "Teacher's Pet” He leaves at the end of this month with Producer BUI Ferlberf First stop — Washington then Chicago British singing comedy star Grade fields win be leaving her Capri paradise to come to Hollywood for her 'April 14 Studio One teleshow "Mrs ’Arris Goes to Paris" That noise you near is Bes Gauarm learning to sing for his “Goldilocks” musical by Walter and Jean Kerr for Broadway this summer Ben warbles ' five numbers "It’s not only the money it’s pride” Jackie Coogaa told me when I congratulated him on reaching the $32000 plateau In "The $64000 Challenge’ He added "I’m tired real tired Last weekend was a real breaker — having to get back in time to report at 9 sm Monday morning -for my role' in ‘High School Confidential’” If Jackie wins the $64000 — “I’ll probably be left with $20000 antF I'll buy a house with it” Jackie in his childhood heyday earned between five and six -million dollars starting with "The Kid” in 1918 "Hollywood was a glamorous place then now it’s cold' business” Coming up next year— Googan's movie life story "with my daughter who will then be four playing me” 1 have to challenge Coogan on the “no glamor” today statement Because sitting few tables down from us in the Metro commissary was Eliza beth Taylor ' wearing a little coronet (for lunch) and a sky blue jersey chemise dress Liz with mate Alike Todd who has moved his offices to Metro— because he needs more room and because he wants to be near his young bride - When they were first married I didn't give them six - months Now in spite of the fights or because of them - they seem blissfully happy Mickey Rooney lunching with the Todds reminded me that he and Elizabeth made "National Velvet” together 13 years ago The Mick was visiting from 20th where he is currently STORMY LOVERS— -Maria Schell and Yul Brynner are the romantic leads in MGM’s “The Brothers Karamazov” starting a second smash week at the RKO Pantages Theater BALLADEERS r 4 Program of 2 Singers winding up his "A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed” Katy Jurado locatloning in Arizona for "The Badlanders” pens that she lost her wallet which contained her passport and other important documents Getting there was out was HELLI YUL BRYNNER MARIA SCHELL CLAIRE BLOOM LEE J COBB ALBERT SALMI RICHARD BASEHART -i WILUAM SHATNIt Iio BEddrD Am A— DfedeHiSe Is MBTROCOiOR S RICHARD BROOKS PnfunfPr PANDRO S BIRMAN NlOiVCi 35GGQ3HS H CITIZEN-NEWS Thursday March 6 1958 IN THE NEWS Jerry Lewis producer and star of Paramount's “Rock-aT Bye Baby” will score the film in Mexico City The Mexican scoring is due to the American Federation of Musicians strike against major studios NOW! at 13 Thootros Moves by major studios to score pictures in other countries have made the musicians a' bit fidgety says Reporter Musicians formerly under con-tract at 20th-Fox asked AFM prexy James C Petrillo to try reaching 'an immediate settlement” Plans are being made by 20th-Fox to send ‘Ten North Frederick” to a foreign country for scoring William Holden who has a deal to receive 10 per cent of the gross from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" should earn over $2 million if Abe Montague's expectations come true Montague Columbia's vice president in charge of sales thinks it will hit a iworld-wide gross of $21-$22 million Mary Pirkford and husband Buddy Rogers are buying radio station KFBI in Wichita Kan Sellers are Henry and Elmer Balaban brothers of Paramount prexy Barney Balaban and Hale Bondurant The Soviet Embassy finally came through with visas for Bop Hope and a crew of 12 tb journey to Moscow The State Department is arranging for Hope to show "Paris Holiday” his latest picture with Anita Eckberg 1 ' Cary Grant who accepted Ingrid Bergman’s best actress award last yearat'the "Oscar” show will substitute for her Again' this year in presenting the best actor award It is customary for the previous year's best actress to present the-'Actor award ' Ballots were mailed out today to all members of the Academy for voting on ‘‘Oscar” nominees March- 20 is the deadline for returning the ballot '-‘“The Sheepman” starring 61mA Ford and Shirley Mac- Lalne has been set for MGM’jk Memorial Day release Buddy Adler executive producer for 20th-Fox is optimistic about 1959 He says 29 properties are already In the works for' film release next year- Marie McDonald will be gqest on the Steve Alien show March 30 and Jane FOweU will appear with Allen April 6 RAy Anthony qpens- at the Hollywood Palladium tomorrow where he will play five weekend dates - Mlyoahl Umekl Academy Award nominee for best supporting actress in "Sayonara will be held over for tWo extra weeks on her current stand at the Mocambo I Dean Martin has been booked for a three-week show at the Sands In Las Vegas starting April 9 - ? Ray Strlcklyn and Stuart Whitman have signed a "seven-year long term contract with 20th-Fox The two appeared in "Ten North Frederick” Jerry Wald will handle production of Alfred Duff Cooper! Biblical novel "David” Bradford DiUman will play the title role Campaigns have started for the release of "God’s Little Acre” an Anthony Mann-Sid-ney Harmon production Civic groups have opposed the picture because they declare it is a sex subject Mann says the classic values of the novel are being stressed in the campaign Surveys reveal thkt "God’s Little Acre” is in the curricula of most college American Literature classes Molly Bee lS-year-old singing star will be crowned 'Queen of the Seabees for 1958” tomorrow at the Seabee schodl in Port Hueneme Calif Two of Ireland's most famous actors Albert Sharpe and Jimmy O’Dea have been signed by Walt Disney for his forthcoming "Darby O’Gill and the Little People” By AUDREY KEARNS Through the centuries balls-deers have sung of the ways of the people whether it be the way of a lad with lass of great battles or of the land itself Last night Mary Bran presented soprano Frances Archer and the contralto - guitarist Beverly Glle in a concert of international songs and ballads at Wilshire Ebell Theater Since joining forces eight years ago Archer' and Gile have developed an intriguing - program of songs frofn Elizabethan times as well as welsh ' and Irish melodies French German Italian Spanish even Yiddish folksongs not to mention South Sea Island numbers and traditional American songs Making their own arrangements of such wejl known numbers- as "I Know My Love” "The Soldier and the Lady" He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word” "Shenandoah" and the sea chanty "The Drummer and the Cook” Archer and Gile's interpretations lent a freshness seldom encountered in so-called traditional melodies Although the words remained the same the music was frequently presented in unusual rhythms so that listening was as though hearing them anew in an unfamiliar and pleasing setting Especially charming was the Elizabethan ‘The Wriggle-Taggle Gypsies” and the Irish melody "The Humour Is on Me Now” Of the European folksongs the Brittany song of a shepherd "Guand J'Etais Chez Mon Pere” had particular appeal As encores the balladeers sang "Blackeyed Susan” "The Green Grass Grew All Around” and "O Little Children I Believe" THE -HOLLYWOOD SCENE By LOWELL E ‘ BEDEUNGS Mirtoo Picture lad Drams Iditsc The Firsl-Run Filins in Review “The Golden Age of Comedy” tho new tenant At the Stanley Warner Beverly Hills Theater is a pleasant title for selected film clips of a famous era embracing the Golden Twenties in which some of the industry's greatest comedians were in their hey-dey The older “generation” will find this film most interesting nostalgically and the younger will find it vastly amusing — - ‘River Kwai' Id I2th Week "The Bridge on the River Kwai” which received eight nominations for ' Academy Award honors began the 12th week of its exclusive reserved-seat engagement today at the Egyptian Theater Filmed on location in Ceylon in Cinemascope and Technicolor "River Kwai” stars William Holden Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins and top-features Sessue Hayakawa famous silent-screen comedians who appear at their best in “The Golden Age of Comedy” Narration helps to keep the whole thing “welded” together but at times there are "slow” moments and some monotony Laurel and Hardy probably get the biggest "break” in this composite atrip of celluloid and rightfully for their comic antics even today are enormously rib-tickling The immortal Will Rogers displays his great talent in doing satirical takeoffs on Tom Mix and Doug Fairbanks among others Same other silent-film stars "on parade” are Jean Harlow Carole Lombard Charlie Murray Edgar Kennedy and -Andy Clyde The musical score helps to maintain the mood of the selected footage Clint Walker of TV fame is presently starring in a large-screen "TV Western” titled Fort Dobbs” at the Iris' Paramount Downtown Fox Uptown Piewood and ' several suburban theaters and drive-' ins - I say a large-screen "TV Western” for this picture flying the Warner Bros banner is in black - and white and "for shame” The picture was filmed obviously in picturesque country and in WamerColor would have been a sheer delight to the eyes and a much more attractive film As it shapes lip it Stands merely as another Western in black and white that is not unlike the current run of films on TV The only difference is the larger screen Walker is cast as a frontiersman “on the run” from a posse who finds a man dead front being ambushed by Comanches and tricks the posse by changing jackets and dumping the Most of the footage is very entertaining consisting of carefully-chosen scenes from the best cf the Mack Sennett and Hal Roach comedies of the 20’s Laurel and Hardy Ben Tur- 0 nfV thiitirn' and her YOU" Kon- He Rogers are Just a few of thY ea(j them out of Co deceased over a cliff This gets the posse "off his back” Almost immediately he is thrown in with a young lady the widow of the ambush vie- manche country and In ths process has a number of brushes with- the marauding Indians and a clash with a gun-toting outlaw who has “eyes” for the young widow It -all comes 'to an exciting climax Walkerregisters nicely enough So do Virginia Mayo as the widow and Brian Keith and Richard-Dwyer the latter particularly good as the boy Technical and artistic contributions are collectively good Oa the same bill is “Escape From San Quentin” a melodrama starring John-' ny Desmond as an escaped - convict his "gal” Merry Anders and Richard Devon as the main “heavy” along with Roy - Engel William Bryant and Ken Christy in prominent roles This Columbia film is a good suspense thriller nicely cast vigorously directed and well-produced Local theatergoers will find familiar landmarks in and around Southern California in- : eluding Tijuana and other locales such as Oceanside coming In for attention ’DEBUTANTE' PLAY OPENS TONIGHT Po-starring Eilward Everett Hortort arid 'Laura LaPlante "The Reluctant ' Debutante” opens tonight at Pasadena Playhouse Horton' and Miss La- Plante portray a marital ' couple with a grown daughter "The Reluctant Debutante” has been staged by T Gail Shoup and 111 be presented each evening at 8:30 except Mondays and at matinees on Saturdays Street Musicians Heard In "Sayonara -Sequence A group of street musicians hired by Marlon Brando to entertain the "Sayonara” location troupe in Japan is seen in the Warner Bros picture now in its eleventh wreck at the Paramount Hollywood Theater The native Japanese instrumental music recorded on the soundtrack was so natural to the mood of certain scenes that it was left in the finished production ' Young PianisHo Play At Fair in Brussels John Browning young Los I Angeles pianist who plays a recital on the American Artists series next Monday evening in Schoenberg Hall UCLA has been chosen to represent the United States at the Brusselsl World Fair The 24-year-old virtuoso was I invited by the US Department of State to play a recital in the United States National! 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