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Voluptuous Beauty Is 1st Mortician to Attract Hollywood Spotlight HOLLYWOOD —(m— The movie industry has picked its potential stars from the ranks of chorus girls, models, high school beauty queens — and even champion swimmers such as Esther Williams. Chosen in Audition But Barbara Walden, a sepia beauty in the tradition of Dorothy Dandrige and Lena Home, is perhaps the first lady undertaker ever to get noticed in Hollywood. The 23-year-old voluptuous actress got major attention this week when producers Al Zug- mith and Red Doff held a mass audition of 300 starlets to pick Satan's Seven Sinners in "The Private Lives of Adam and Eve." Satan is Mickey Rooney. The audition was one of the year's biggest turnouts of beauty and Barbara was chosen as one of the seven. The re- been the only one mentioned. The studio likes Barbara and .she may get it. Ironically, she was a bit performer in "Carmen Jones," which starred Miss Dandridge. Barbara's father is a mortician in Camden, N. J. "1 guess he hoped that I would stay in the business with him," she says. "I tried it for sultant pubicity about a Negro!^^^^''^ ''"^ ' ' was just girl besting some of the town's 1'°° '° ^« « mortician. TV Star Loses Movie 'Break' HOLLYWOOD — UP)— Producer Pandro Herman and writer Charles Schnee won't say who it was but they both state that a well known TV star lost a big movie role because he did his own commercials. The movie is "Butterfield 8," the John O'Hara story, which will co-star Elizabeth Taylor. Herman and Schnee said they watched the TV star and became convinced he was their man. "Then," said Schnee, "he made a serious error in Judgment—or at least we thought so. Instead of letting the commercial announcer take over the sales pitch, he did it himself. He lost us—and the role —right there. "Apparently toojnany of today's stars have forgotten an imi>0|rtant adage of the theater: •Never let the public see the seamy side of your coat'." Plans Ploy Concerning Aimee McPherson NEW YORK — i/Pi —Movie-, maker Henry Ginsberg is! shifting attention to the stage. Ginsberg, whose most recent film venture was the production of "Giant." has "The Vanishing Evangelist" for his Initial Broadway propspect. The plot concerns a mysterious episode in the colorful career of Aimee Semple McPherson. In 1926 the noted evangelist disappeared from her home, and when found 36 days later told of having been kidnaped. choice dolls got otlier producers interested. Warners called her in to read for "Rachel Cade" in a pari for which Miss Dandridge had Boxing Pro Stages Ring Choreography HOLLYWOOD—(/P)—Johnny Indrisano, a veteran of 87 pro fights as a welterweight, has one of those unique Hollywood jobs. He's a boxing choreographer. Fights in movies or television have to be staged just like a ballet. When Indrisano gets through with a fight sequence, some of Hollywood's most handsome actors look like a Rocky Marciano. Paid Her Way She earned enough money from embalming to pay her way to California. She immediately enrolled with drama, vocal and dance teachers and has spent most of the last three years studying. Television audiences have seen her on many modern jazz ballets. She studies so much that .she has little time for dating. Unmarried, she occasionally dates a young minister who is a part time actor. He's the Rev. Mansfield Collins who sang in "Porgy and Bess," "Nothing serious," she says. "I guess I'm not the type to be a minister's wife." Amen. She looks like a sepia Jayne Mansfield. How Far Can Movies Go? * * * »• • 'Shock Value Replacing 'Star Value • , —AP WIrephoto HE GETS StAR BILLING— Lillibrad Sammy's Shadow, usually known simply as Sam the Shaggy Dog, relaxes In his private chair between scenes at the Disney Studio, where he is under exclusive contract. Sam romped to fame in the film "The Shaggy Dog." His trainer, Dill Koehler, says (he big English Sheepdog hasn't changed a bit since he became a star. Tony Cant Say but He's Happy What Bothered Teresa, Keeping Store for Perry By Emkino .Tohnson HOLLYWOOD — (NF.A) — Ifuv far can I lolly wood go with movies that are becoming "hotter than ever"? The question has been asked fore they acquired the movie- mnl<inR hup. Today their address is MGM. Their next film, which Denis will direct and Terry will co- producn (with Arthur Freed) from lime to time since ins.'Jlwill star Leslie Caron. RACINE SCNOAT MtLLBtOr July 19,1959 See. X, Pace 0 PORTABLE RADIO SERVICE TRANSISTOR RADIOS • RCA Victor • Z«ni»h • Channel Maitcf from 4b 7 CHBisrmsm TaUviiion and Hi-Fi MoVt 316 MAIN ST. DIAL ME 4-3318 NEW YORK—(NEA)—Tony Bennett owns and operates a pair of the saddest eyes this side of a bloodhound convention. Yet, they positively sparkled with joy as he spoke of his feelings about his summer's employment. He is the permanent male vocalist on the Perry Presents show, which is holding down the NBC-TV spot for Perry Como over the summer. And it was on this show that Teresa Brewer ran into the problems that forced her resignation or dismissal. "I can't understand what happened to Terry," says Tony. "To me, this is a great show and a great format. It's like being with the Yankees." He explained that the show is put together by the same hands who've done so well by Como for several years. He says this is a concern that knows what it wants and how to get it, and that makes life much more pleasant for the performer* Sorry for Her "That's what I don't understand about Terry," he says. "I feel real sorry for her. 1 thought she was happy with the show. And I kept telling her during rehearsals—'Terry,' I'd say, 'you look great, you should see the kines. you've never looked better.' "I think she just got confused. She has four kids, and you know how close kids are to their mothers. I think that was the real problem. So she got confused—and they clobbered her." Brewer criticized—Is one that Bennett likes. The show is basically an almanac, recalling dates of the past and leading into songs that have a connection— often vague — to those dates. "It gives you a reason for singing a song," Tony says, "and 1 like thai. I hate it when you have to come on and say, 'Here 1 am and my song for tonight will be .' Here But unclobbered. unconfu.sedjy°"'\« 8°^ " P«'"t '^ach WINKELS SERVICE SPECIALISTS • Well Equipped • Experienced • Efficient RADIO PHONO HI-FI TELEVISION Our 30th Year ol Servicf ME 2-989! 220 Main Cuitomcr Parking In Rest GOOD TIME ROR A NEW BROWNIE STARPIASH CAMERA 24-HR. FILM SERVICE On BUeIc and while or color slides. Use outdoor chute after hours. 3119 Wash. 3-0804 RACINE'S BIGGEST SELECTION OF USED FURNITURE, TV AND APPLIANCES LATHROP HARDWARE'S USED, OUTLET V 2QW UTHKOr 1 Tony Bennett is happy about the whole idea. First, he was flattered about how he came to do the show in the first place. "I've got a real good reason for doing it," he says. "Perry asked me to mind the store for him. And that's a pretty good reason. "Otherwise. I don't think I'd have taken a weekly show. You know when you have to sing every week, there are a lot of throw-away songs you have to do, and 1 don't like doing that. I like doing good songs all the time. So I'd never lake a weekly show regularly." Likes Format The format of the show — which some reports said Miss Gene Kelly Forgets Anger Aboard Jet HOLLYWOOD — iyP)—What does one think about when a jet airplane flying at 30,000 feet all of a sudden takes a 24,000 feet nose dive before the crew levels it off at 6,000 feet? "Well," says Gene Kelly, who was one of the passengers, "my first reaction was anger. I was enjoying myself in Paris one night and had made reservations to take a later plane to New York. Harry Kurnitz (the playwright) talked me into taking the jet. "As the plane dived I kept cussing Kurnitz for getting me on this plane. Then as it kept diving and I thought surely this has got to be the end, I lost my anger and started saying 'Hail Mary's.' " Lunt to Direct Ploy for 15-City Tour NEW YORK —(/PI— Alfred Lunt is directing "The Visit" in which he and his wife, Lynn Fontanne, go on 15-city tour in September. It was staged on Broadway with the same team by Peter Brook. The travels of the prize-winning drama is the first venture of the production unit created by the Theatre Guild-American Theatre Society and the Council of the Living Theatre to augment the supply of shows for the road. song. Tony, no rookie In show business, says he's learning more on this show than he has in the past. He credits most of this to the Como team, from producer Ray Charles on down, who know all the tricks. "They're letting me watch everything and they answer all my questions." he says. "And they let me make up bits of business myself. I've learned a lot that I'll use in my own nightclub act later—like instrumentation. I've learned that 1 sound better with a larger orchestra behind me and a vocal chorus. It'll be expensive, but it'll be worth it." Tony figures he'll stick with his highly successful nightclub appearances. A Challenge So he'll confine his TV appearances to spectaculars. He thinks this is the coming thing for a singer, and has some plans building now for spec shots in the fall and winter. when movie makers modcrn- iml their self-imposed censorship code. "Anliqunlod" rules for movies were junked in Hollywood's fight for survival with TV when it hcoamn obvious that the slog a n "Movies are bettor than ever" was ineffective salesmanship. Today t h e "Ho vv far?" question again is being asked because of censorship controversy over the film version of Johnson the best seller, "Anatomy Of a Murder.", Some of the frankest words ever heard in a film produced for general release are in a courtroom sequence where rape Is a major issue in a murder trial. With the use of medical equivalents for four letter words, the court (and the audience) hears an explicitly and frankly detailed clinical analysis of rape. The sequence has brought the film a Legion of Decency rebuke ("it exceeds the bounds of moral acceptability and pro priety"); a Chicago police refusal of a license (unless certain lines are eliminated)—and standing-room-only business. WITH "SHOCK VALUE" replacing "star value" at the ho:( office today, Hollywood has completed and Is planning more startllngly frank movies with spicy adult plots and wickedly sharp, intelligent dialog. HOW MUCH*further now? It isi "The Subterraneans." a novel about the Beat Generation written by Jack (On The Road) Kerounc. The Sanders are among the bright young men replacing the old guard as movie makers those days. But they're still coming up the hard way. • • • DALE ROni'KTSON'S fa- tnou.s quip that he'd rather tmolr opposite his horse (Tales of Wells Fargo) than Gina Lol- lobrigida (after they coslarred in a tempest of temperament called "Anno of Brooklyn") now brings only a sympathetic smile to Gina's face. "Mo was all mixed up at the lime with his ex-wife. I can only feel sorry for him." •niE MOVIE*-GO-ROUND: Leslie Caron's role in "The Subterraneans," based on the novel about Beatniks, is a big switch from "GIgl." Frigidity will be cLslle's problem in this one. Vanessa Brown, who once played the Marilyn Monroe role on Broadway In "The Seven Year Itch," Is teaching dramatics at San Diego college this summer. The long, long romance of blonde actress Karen Steele and Budd Boetticher, the director, landed on the cutting room floor marked N. G. for marriage. Now it Is Director George Stevens' turn to explain why people are not seeing "The Diary of Anne Frank." Says he: "The public is afraid of the experience." AI.AN wfLSON reports he and his friends are enjoying a and the one who comei nearest to guessing the number of times Beery says "Aw* shucka" wins the jackpot, rGRANADA) 0 f.AHT KACINB SHOWINO unMITfllillflB" iwMSr! ALIO - JAVMB X MANSFIELD THE siiERirr or rilACTUIlED JAW . -•et .OMkyMtUIII I P • «.IH,«« K tot (M^ >«. / ^ FREE KIDDYLAND HE orr .NS 7: IN) HTARTS nVKK. '58 'Flop' to Try Off-Broodwoy Stage NEW YORK —(^)~ A play that was a hit in Australia, London, Toronto and Washington but not in New York, is going to have a second chance here with an off - Broadway production. "The Summer of the 17th Doll" by Ray Lawler was on Broadway in 1958. Alan Schneider, who directed it for subsequent staging in the capital. Is repeating the chore for the new production by Sidney Bernstein. VENETIAN NOW SUNSHINE BAR & GRILL T»rlor An. * iitk ll rar Tilly at >«y U E»l CARRY-OUT FOOP ORDERS Chl«kta • rtali • IhriMp OfUn • ••Mktrttrt Cell AAI 4.9TII M T-Uff NOON tDNOHBI SSaVKV OAnf Notice! Change In Our Policy! Main F«a»ur« Will Start 1:30 P.M. Wed. thru Tuci. Rag. Schadula Fri. fir $at. TONY BENNETT happy In his work . . . There's also an acting career in the offing for Tony. "1 like to do anything that's a challenge," he says. "1 did some summer stock two years ago, and, man, that bit me. So I studied acting at the American Theater Wing. And I'll do Broadway if something comes along that's right for me. There's a strong possibility of a movie next spring—a story about the Remagen Bridge. I'd play a tank driver. That's what I mean about a part that's right for me—I was in the Infantry over there in World War II, so 1 could do that part." Mis' only regret is that he isn't having as much free time to play golf as he figured he would. "Don't get me wrong." he says. "Golf hasn't bitten me, like it has Perry and some others. I like it, but I'm not an addict. The only thing that's bitten me is art. I love to paint —1 like to try to do paintings in the styles of the old masters. My wife is a sculptor, so that's how we spend our evenings, sitting at home and doing art." TONITI AT 10:25 THE BATTLE PICTURE WITHOUT EQUAL! Amusemeiuin UniTahoul^o -l"^^^ ''"'''^y ^"f^-" »'^«' "'^ day's eyebrow-lifting "Anato -I^""'""" ^""''^ '""^'^•*' my Of A Murder" dialog? I don't know. But I do know that Hollywood's new thinking is based t)n TV replacing mov-i ies as the mass entertainment medium, with movies inheriting the second "art form" label once claimed by the stage. The day of general acceptance of movies made for "adults only" may be closer than you think. While some of Hollywood's; best product today is losing| money, the Knglish-madc: "Room At The Top" — "The most daring adult film in a decade" (and the ads are so: right)—Is playing to packed art theaters. The producer of "Anatomy| Of A Murder" is Otto Prcming- er, who first cracked Hollywood's censorship code with his 1953 film, "The Moon Is Blue." It may be more than Just anatomy of a murder. Perhaps Prcminger's film— and "Room At The Top"—Is the anatomy of the screen's future. 1T1ESE YOUNG BROTHERS with their do-it-yourself movie­ making kit—they won a 1955 Academy Award with a two- reel celluloid college thesis made at a cost of $2,000 for a B. A.—finally made the big time. But there was a great deal of stress and strain for the lads, Denis, 20, and Terry Sanders, 28, who wanted to be a doctor and a chemist, respectively, be- GREGORY Peck Pork Chop Hill 1^ MON. 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