The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 30, 1953 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 30, 1953
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FOURTEEN JBLi (A,,rvj CUtKmK ' .L.i.'Ai-'J-Jil. GU, New Comic Team Replaces Abbott and Costello in Film By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Two young actors, one a night club comic and the other a specialist in film villains, are now filling the celebrated shoes of Abbott and Costello P The lucky players are Buddy Hackett, 29-year-old graduate of (he borschl circuit, and Hush O'Brian 28 an actor who is known as the eager bearer of the Universal-International lot He is so anxious for film roles that he even allowed his head to be shaved for a part as a treacherous Indian chief. The pair fell into their good tor- tune as the result of some bad luck for the veteran comics, Abbott and Costello. A couple of weeks ago, Lou Costello was about to board a plane for a dinner for Sen. McCarthy in Arizona. The rotund comedian collapsed. The strain of doing movies, live and filmed TV, benefits and other appearances finally struck Lou, who only a few years bac in bed for a year with fever. Doctors now say will not allow any activity for three to six months. This threw U-In into a tizzy. The studio was all set to start "Fireman Save My Child." At first the picture was indefinitely postponed. Then studio officials mulled do- Ing the film with another team. O'Brian and Hackett were tested. The new team was given the go- ahead signal by producer Howard Christie. "I'm still catching my breath," said handsome Hugh, from Rochester, N. Y. "I tested only a week before the picture started. I wasn't told to report for work until the morning the picture started. "Of all the actors I can think of to fill a Bud Abbott role, I am the least logical. I've spent most of my career playing romantic roles or villains." Compared to Lou I asked Hackett how he felt to be filling Lou Costello's shoes. roly-poly funnyman, who speaks in the unmistakable tones of his native Brooklyn. "When I started out t as a comedian six years ago, the first review I ever got compared j me to Lou Costello. Ever since then. I have worked hard to being similar to him. "A year ago, I was called to do _ a lest at this studio. I came in k ^vas a tuxedo, but 1 didn't have any inn riieomalic I patent leather slippers to BO with say his heart lit. They sent me over to wardrobe. The only shoes in the place that story," said tile heart to lake his money. I give it back to him." swindles Lou in a horse deal. "We do the same routine, but at the end I say I don't have the 41 Years of Late Mailing DETROIT VPr— Chris Martin, 69, looked at the letter he had written the postmaster general today. It was marked "mail early for Christmas" and announced his retirement as a mailman after 41 years. Tlien he grinned, and said; "Polks •were late with their Christmas mailing in 1911, they'll be late in ]D53, and I guess they'll be late in 1.080." Actress Susan Ball Suffers Broken Leg HOLLYWOOD I/ft— Actress Susan Ball is back in a hospital bed again and thi.s time her oft-injured right leg is broken. Her dog tipped over would fit me were those used by j his drinking water Saturday ana Lou Coslello! I the pretty 22-year-old bruneti slip"in this picture, I'm trying to establish my own characterization. I'm not doing an imitation of Lou." O'Brian agreed that they should avoid comparison to the older team. ped on the wnt spot. It was the same lee; she injured while dancing for a movie .scene a year ago and then hurt again in an automobile accident. last February. Following the first injury a growth Federal Tax Collections Below J952 WASHINGTON (I?)— A sharp drop in corporation tax payments is holding federal revenue collections below last year's rate. Internal Service figures showed today. The service .said corporation income taxes amounted to $1,767,000,1000 in September, compared with I $2,442,000,000 in September 19.52. i This brought total corporation i payments to $2,744.000,000 sinr? the f!.si - al year began July I—about one billion dollars below the line period last year. Individual Income and employment taxes—the biggest Hern in government income—were up slightly in September, $2,032,000.000 as aL;;iin>;L $1,970,000,000 in September l f j:M. That iwide personal income payments S8.7G4.000,000 from July ! through September, 663 million dol- ! lar.s above last year's rate. I But collections from all sources I in September, the service said, slip- pod to $4,335,000,000 from $5,273,• 000,000 in September 1952, and the I July-September total of $13,874,- ijjjyj runuwiny uif mil. mjuiy it i^iuwu ' , ,,,__,<• j i developed which was diagnosed a. [ "We haven't had time-to rework P £ the script." he explained. "But we , ^ [e{ ^ A t/) t ta _ a 11 o e n KCh ; n o?"iLtan"rat aSl he WC s l a^ "°" ^^ «• «« «<«'"«'• of the picture is a typical Abbott "After a year on crutches. I was and Costello routine. In which Bud all ready to go back to work," she Flying Santa Gets Mobbed WAUKEGAN, 111. Iffl — Santn Glaus arrived ahead of schedule in a helicopter yesterday and for a few minutes probably wished he had stayed at the North Pole. Santa's helicopter landed 15 minutes early in the business district. Stranded In the midst of several hundred cheering youngsters who wouldn't let him go, lost hits of clotfTilig and one youngster leaped up and removed his red and white tassel cap. It was recovered and Santa, clutching his beard, pushed his way through and entered a department store. , said, "And now this happens." She said her studio has promised parts for her in two forthcoming films. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Court NEW YORK W)—The fashionable Waldorf-Astoria Hotel has been charged by the fire department with overcrowding- its Starlight Roof during a meeting of the Hotel Owners Assn. A complaint in Municipal Court alleged that on Nov. 16 banquet manager Cloude Phillips allowed 785 persons in the room, 350 more than the law permits. Phillipe entered a plea of innocent. 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