The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on January 7, 1962 · Page 18
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 18

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, January 7, 1962
Page 18
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''^62 Looks Good for Movies • * * * * * * JFamily Films Making Comeback Johnson By Erskine Johnson , HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— "Movies are better than ever" has been a hollow sound in recent years from film theater managers who hid behind their lobby candy counters to escape the trash dominating their screens. H 0 1 lywood crumpled under the blow of TV c 0 m petition and the shortage of new films closed many theaters. Those surviving played what was available—the lurid and the shocking, downbeat art" films, cheap foreign imports—and the occasional Hojlywood family trade blq'ckbuster like "The Parent Trap." F"or the first time in 12 years, the new 1961-62 movies are aimed at the family, the "lost audience." Among many, here are new movies of promise: "West Side Story," one of the screen's greatest musicals, to be followed by three other tunefilms, "Music Man," "Gypsy," and "Jumbo." A western to end all westerns, MGM's "How the West Was Won," first dramatic story ever told on the giant Cinerama screens. Also coming from MGM, "The Brothers Grimm," also in Ciner­ ama; "Mutiny on the Bounty," "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," "A Light in ihe Piazza" and "Two Weeks in Another Town." The made - jn - Spain "El Cid," with Chariton Heston and Sophia Loren, puts old- fashioned heroics back on the screens. The best selling novel, "Advise and Consent" is awaiting film release, and in Rome Liz Taylor is playing the siren of the Nile in the title role of 'Cleopatra." Also promised and hoped for: Rosalind Russell and Alec Guinness in the film version of the Broadway hit "A Majority of One"; Billy Wilder's mad comedy, "One, Two Three." "Lawrence of Arabi^," filmed on the Jordanian desert with Peter O'Toole and a supporting cast of 25,000 Arabs and 5,000 camels; Bill Holden in World War II's most exciting spy story, "The Counterfeit Traitor"; a new Leo McCarey comedy, "The Devil 'Never Sleeps"; "The Children's Hour," with, ironically, the producer's frank warning, "Not recommended for children." (It is t h e only hotter-than-ever film in this year's crop.) For adventure there's J6hn Wayne as a big game htmter in Africa in "Hatari"; more laughs from Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in "The Road to Hong Kong"; another musical, "State Fair"; and "The Longest Day," story of the ID-Day landing on the beaches of Normandy. More adventure on the high seas in "Billy Budd" and "HMS Defiant" and the film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night." On the planning boards for 1962 productions are- "Ha- jwaii," "Of Human Bondage," I "Two for the Seesaw," "The i Miracle Worker," and "Irma jLa Douce." The list goes on—. jand for moviegoers there is new hope. *• HOWARD*MORRIS' Broadway-bound play about backstage TV, "King of the Hill," will invite guessinfthat Sid Caesar cued the plot. Morris, v^ht) was Sid's helper in many a TV howler; admits the show revolves around "a TV comedian of 10 years ago but he's not like Sid. The story is more about a comedian's head : writer and his girl friend." * * * CLUE TO ALL gunplay on BALINESE DANCERS IN CHICAGO— The Dancers of Bali, a company of 50 dancers and musicians, will appear at the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place in Chicago from Friday, Jan. 12, to Sunday, Jan. 28. Performances will be given Mondays through Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. RACINE SUNDAY BULLEtlNJan. 7, 1962 Sec. 2, Page 9 Gypsy Rose Goes 'Leg/7' in Milwaukee Producfion TV are the words above thenin'" (small town medic); desk of a TV writer: "Spare "Ship's Doctor" and "Doctor'"S^the rod and spoil the rating."ion Horseback." * * * THE DECLINE of double features in U. S. and Canadi- By Tom Millstead Journal-Times Staff MILWAUKEE — "No bald heads in the front row. Now I know this is the legitimate theater." So spoke Miss Gypsy Rose Lee, onetime prima donna of the burlesque runways and idol of the shiny-domed males at Minsky's matinees. She is now appearing at Milwaukee's newest downtown theater, the Swan, in a farce called "Third Best Sport." The play runs nightly, except Mondays, through Jan. 14. The Swan, just south of Wisconsin Ave. on 2d St., is an experiment in combining bar, restaurant and theater. Its producer-director is Ray Boyle, former managing director of the Fred Miller Theater in Milwaukee. The theater seats 500 and can handle another 200 on the "champagne horseshoe," !a balcony on which specta- itors can smoke and drink jwhile viewing the proceed- are HOLLYWOOD I T E S talking about: Film and TV leaders agreeing to implement their policy of presenting a "true picture" of the Negro in movies and telefilms . . . "Mutiny on the Bounty" winding up after 13 months of '^hooting and two directors . . . Old movies becoming live TV "specials" — filmed series, too. "The Untouchable" fading off home screens with Robert Stack's refusal to sign for new stanzas. He's due for a block of movies now . . . Medical shows busting out all over TV next season. Among those planned: "Dr. Pygmalion" (plastic surgeon); "The White Knights" (public health service); "Come A-Run- Vivid Remembrance The play, a satire on big business, is not the least bit an theaters. Only 22 per centl^^'lf has nothing to do „P oo, .u^^.^r.. i „|with the world of burlesque. . ^iBut Miss Lee has a vivid re" -- of things past. a leopard skin in one scene of 321 first-run theaters in key cities now show movies per night. Rodeo Championships to "Be on TV Today The 90-minute "S,u n d a y ;act. Sports Spectacular" returns today, presenting the National Rodeo Championships from Dallas at 1:30 p.m. over channels 2 and 12. imembrance She wears swimming suit and struggles, often unsuccessfully, with a.sliding shoulder strap throughout the third Taylor Ave. A 17tb St. For Tasty Heady to Eat CARRY-OUT FOOD ORDERS Chlchen • FIsb • Shrimp Oysters • UambarKcri NOON LUNCHES SERVED DAILT Rear Dining Room and Bootbi Call ME 4-9732 or 7-1259 Something New has been added fo our doily menu. Your choice: LARGE 1/4 CHICKEN 49c or V2-A-CHICKEN .79c French Fried Shrimp 79c Above ordprn Include frnnrh fries, role slatv and bread and butter. DAILY 4 TO 12 P.M. rlin Kahhll. Duck and I.aki- Pirrh Friday and Saturday. For carryont orders, dial .ME 1-!).•>.•>.!. ELMER'S TAVERN 626 HIGH ST. ! CAPITOL * TODAY OPKN AT 1:1)11 LAST IIACI.NE SIIOVVINO Gypsy Rose Lee and Karl Redcoff star in "Third Best Sport," opening production at Milwaukee's newest downtown theater, the Swan. ALSO SIIOWI.NO JAMES STEWART RICHARD WIDMARK "TWO RODE TOGETHER" i i i Battling it out for $57_000r pp^^pj.j^^gjy ^j^^^ ^^^^ ^^^1^^j^..^ ^ public thor-istarring Ethel Merman. Miss prize money will be /b ot^.^ all - black ensemble:ioughfare and the city has to,Lee also paints and has had Afterward buoyant, brash She also has a 26-room town'the author of several murder and apparently unwearied by!house in'Manhattan. But the mysteries, a play ("The Naked her labors—she joined a small group of admirers at a table in the red-walled, red - car- California house excites her Genius") and her best-selling most at the moment. lautobiography, "Gypsy," "I only have two nearby.which was turned into a sen-! peted restaurant. She looked;neighbors and I have my own.sationally successful musical in the top cowboys in the US., ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ eyeglasses clean it and maintain it, but exhibitions including Jim Shoulders leg- ^^^^.^ ^^^^^^^^ ^-^.^^ ^^^^ ^,1 ^^ ^lyself." 'leries. endary ace, and Benny Reyn- | olds too monev winner in''^-^'^ . , ' "I Must Have It" oias, top money winner in interviewer expecting 'to meet a gin-gu/.zling trouper in several gal 1961. STAINLESS STEEL CLUB NOW . . . and receive FREE this 5-pc. place setting of lovely "Tradewinds" Stainless Steel Tableware! HERE'S HOW YOU BECOME A MEMBER . . . Open a new Savings Account at Belie City Savings and Loan for $100 or more, or add $100 or more to your present account. You then receive FREE your first place setting of lovely "Tradewinds" Original Rogers Stainless Steel Tableware. The 5 -piece setting includes 1 hollow handle dinner knife, 1 dinner fork, 1 salad or pastry fork, 1 teaspoon, and 1 soup spoon. Each piece fully guaranteed. HOW TO GET A COMPLETE SET Each time you add $25 or more to your account aft^r your initial $100, you may obtain another place setting for only $2.25 -^a fraction of its value. It's easy to own a complete set . . . and save money, tool You will have ample time to accumulate a full set. " BELLE CITY SAVINGS i About her own tastes she ^ _ Gypsy is currently unmar-'confides: "As you grow older with a penchant for'racy an-'ried and said she intends lo you appreciiito the delicate, ecdotes would be doomed tojstay that way, despite the Bartok can lilt you out of disappointment. Miss Lee size of her home. your chair when you're young, drank tea, total, and her con-| A waitress passed bearing ^'^^ ""w Menhelssohn some sort of confection. "Lseems pretty darn good to versation centered mainly on her dogs and her home. A Fragile Breed The dogs are Chinese crested. ("Chinese crested what?" "Just Chinese crested, honey.") This is a f'-aKile:;:^;;^^ pj^^ofi,,, .ream all Ivoc) were traveling with their don't know what that is," Miss Lee cried, "but 1 must have it!" .What it was was a hot fudge sundae. Given a dish. me. Before leaving, she recalled an incident which occurred in Racine many years ago— when she and her sister "Baby Now! .twUBBYWKKER J -rn-iKATritK- During the "Punishment Poll" YOU decide the fate of Scviebtudui AWllllAM tA '',Tir PnODUCTON Miss Lee dug in heartily. "liJune" (now actress .lune Ha- breed of canine, she indicated,: anytime." and fexceedingly hard to raise ,,„dy in North America. "I've got an electric bulb over their whelping box. mother's kiddie act. The Ha-' cine experience in\()lvcd a pet • ..appear to affect her'figure.jlamb, a hotel loblw and an she disclosed. "My dimensionsiUnfortunate accidenl. The gist as they -they've It's next to my bed, so I can'^'-^ the same today keep my hand in the box ampere 20 years ago- night." The dogs' names are J^^t sunk a little, that s all. Lee Chee, Suzie Wong and, She's an Author Chou Chin Chow. of her anecdote: tl wasn't househroken. lamb About the home. It's a 17- room estate in Beverly Hills. Her talents are not limited to the stage, as the world must know by now. She is "But don't print lhat story, Ihoney," Gypsy advised. "I told it once on the Jack Paar show and they wouldn't let me back for six months." 'Which Husband?' Lucy Inquires and Loan Association 1733 Douglas Ave. ME 2-8869 By Dick Kleiner iNF.A Stuff Wiitfii NEW YORK — (NEA) — Lucille Ball's blush clashed frightfully with her orange hair and lavender stretch slacks. But it was hard for her to keep from blushing after her remark, which is known, technically, as a "boo-boo." The question had been, "Do you plan to do any work with your husband?" Lucy sailed right into her answer. Sickly Look "I don't think so," she said. "You see, nowadays he's more interested in producing and directing and isn't acting, as much as he —." Then she stopped and there was a slightly sick look on her beautiful face. "Did you mean Desi or Gary?" she asked. "Gary." ; "Oh." The blush started. "1 was sure you meant Desi." Coral Lipstick The blush spread. It clashed wth her coral lipstick, too. But she recovered beautifully. In fact, she burst out into the wild, ringing laugh which her- fans know so well. I "You know," she said, "these things have been happening to me. Three days, after Gary and I were married, I was in the elevator here in the apartment. And the operator said, 'How is' Mrs. Morton today?' I said, 'Well, you know.I don't get to meet many people in the building." And then I realized he meant me. So I said, 'Oh, I'm fine, thank you.' He gave me the oddest look" Eats Prunes She was eating a bowl of prunes — "I'm on a diet, just grapefruit, prunes, meat and coffee; it makes me tired, but I feel great." Tompkins VELVET FREEZ7 Table or Carry-Out Service Vi Chicken Plate 99c Jumbo Shrimp 90c Perch Plate 79c Haddock 75c SERVES 3 ',2 Barrel of Chicken $1.79 Barrel of Perch $1.25 Barrel of Shrimp $1.85 Barrel of Chicken , . $3.49 ME 7-1261 ME 4-9744 Elmwood Plazo & 1707 Douglas Lucille Ball And she was full of plans for her future. "I've had so many offers," she said. "I can do almost anything I want to and that's a nice feeling. Any TV series or spectacular I want do. But I don't think I'll do a TV series again. It's too much work." She says she likes to keep busy,,because she's the kind who just can't sit around on her pale green furniture and wither. "1 don't have any plans or. desire to retire," she says. "I'm going to die when I'm 69l — of a cerebral hemorrahage! — and I'll be working right up. to then," One thing she doesn't want to do is go outside her own field. She's had several chances to try straight dramatic parts, but she's turned them all down. "Spoiling Magic" "I have no desire to do a dramatic part," she says. "That would gptfi the magic and I don't want to do that." 1 By "spoling the magic," she i meant that she has a place in the hearts of the public with her comedy. It's a place she richly deserves and has long wanted to occupy. "Even as a kid" she says. "I liked to be funny. At the time I thought it was because I liked to be funny. But now, after reading all these autobiographies of show people, I realize it was because I was insecure and wanted to be 'liked. So I tried to make people laugh. It's amazing what a great psychologist 1 was as 'a kid." : Johnny 's j PIZZA : • WE DELIVER • ! tram 6:30 p .m. to cluslnc I " Open Mun. thru .Sal.: 8 a.m. to I VS *.m.—MuQday*: 4 p.m. to lii M I NO CItAKGE FOR CAUKV-OUT8 ,1 Phona ME 4-'.905 or 4-9723 \ ! JOHNNY'S PIZZA | I 1911 Racina Street • ENETIAH STARTS TODAY JAMES SHIGETA .... lAMlS YAGI EMI FlORtNCE HIRSCH NORiaiMBtlHHtRMANN CO-HIT MISFITS, COWARDS, HEROES... ALL LOVING ONE WOMAN! RidianlBOONE.GeoroeHAMiLTON LyanaPAnEN .AftoO'CflNNELL » A inUI I. m\K WMDCtlW CINEMASCOPE and COLOR

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