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December 4, 1963

Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 5

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1963 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS • > KROIXS IN 'OUVKR!' NEW YORK UP) — Ronnie and Paul Kroil nre together again In the musical "Oliver!," but with a slight change in relative rank. Ronnie, who is 8, shifted several months ago to "Here's Love" while his 13-ycar-old brother continued on as a member of the juvenile gang in the show based upon Dickens* "Oliver Twist." He was summoned back when the title role, which requires a very juvenile performer, fell vacant. Bob Thomas Reviews TV DeMille Special HUNDREDS OF FREE UNCLAIMED PRIZES Chick th. OCTOBER 1 1 1 u • al FARM JOURNAL and PROGRESSIVE FARMER for POULAN chain law "lucky numbar" card. Deadline ii •xt.ncUd to Dac. 15 to claim your prlie. Hundreds of winning number! are (till out 10 coma in and check our matter Hit. If you're not Interfiled, pleaie give your card to a neighbor. YOU MIGHT ALREADY BE A WINNER OF A BRAND NEW POULAN CHAIN SAW DARE IMPLEMENT CO. Waltonvllle Road Ml. Vernon, III., phone 242-1267 By BOB TIIOMAH AP Movle-Televlslon Writer HOLYWOOD (AP) - Television, which lately lias seemed intent on Interring the movie industry before its lime, came up with a special on the late Cecil B. DeMille called "World's Greatest Showman." The title of Sunday's telecast was apl, as was much of the commentary. There were some inaccuracies, as when Charlton I lesion boasted that "The Ten Commandamcnts" was the most successful movie of all time — "Gone With the Wind" is still champion. The special was ripe with sentiment, the climax coming when Hcston cocked an our to the presumably posthumous voice of DeMille — coming from above, of course. The show offered fascination, thanks to the provocative character of the old showman himself and to the clips from monumental scenes he has directed. Next monlh will mark four years since DcMillc's heart finally gave out at the age of 77. With the passing of time it is possible to make an cvalua- lion of the man and his contribution to the screen—in perhaps OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS SHOP THURSDAY, DEC. 5fh FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 8th and Jordan Open 10:00 A.M. Noon Luncheon 11:00 a.m. to 1:80 p.m. S Serving Dessert anil Coffee All Afternoon. JS Serving our famous Chicken and Dumpling Dinner $ 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Elegant Handmade Gifts and Decorations. « a more realistic way than did the television special. The show displayed DcMillc's I only attempt at screen acting, a brief sequence in which he played himself in "Sunset Boulevard" with Gloria Swanson. Me was excellent—-as is John Huston in his first outing as an actor in the current "The Cardinal." DeMille, like Huston and olher groat directors, actually was an actor. He played the DeMille legend to the hilt. He was delighted with the awe he. inspired in common folk. His ability to cow and browbeat underlings was a studied art. Actors didn't like him. Perhaps this was instinctive, stemming from their knowledge of his actor-like qualities in competition with themselves. More likely it was because of his frigid, aloof attitude. Actors to him were merely part of the logistics of film making. The absence of the human touch showed in his films. The human relationships were seldom more than surface, the love scenes often laughable. No actor called him Cecil. He was "C.B." to oven the top stars, or more likely "Mr. DeMille." Though he had directed hundreds of stars in his 47 years of movie malting, only Bob Hope? and two or three others appeared at his funeral. But Cecil Blount DeMille did- not aim to be loved by actors. His great passion was making movies and he did that with greater success than anyone in Hollywood history. SHOW DAYS , Be Glamorous In A Dress From Albert's Exclusive Styles from New York and Hong Kong. OUR REPAIR WORK IS GUARANTEED SERVICE MANI0N APPLIANCE 228 S. 9th Street Dial 342-1227 NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK (/Pi—Alexander I-I. Cohen is introducing several innovations into Broadway show-going practice this season. The producer plans to have Sunday performances with the same ticket price scale for matinee and evening. Monday night and Wednesday afternoon showings would be dropped. The musical "Ragantino," due in February, will initiate the new policy. "Beyond the Fringe" is to shift also. Because of the heavy demands on the key pei former, the current "Man and Boy," starring Charles Eoyci and "Hamlet," which arrives with Richard Burton next spring, are to have single Sun day showings. JORDAN S Pre-Christmas Layaway Sale FOLDING FURNITURE 5-Pc. Set Sale! Save $ 14.80 SAMSONITE'S KING-SIZE TABLE AND 4-CHAIR SET (REG. $54.75...NOW $39.95) LIMITED TIME ONLY! $ flflj 00 Holds Any Set For Christmas save space too! Big table ... big value ... big help! 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