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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 27

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Starlet Is No Dumb Blonde, Holds Phi Beta Kappa Key HOLLYWOOD—(^—Directing a scene for his TV show, Bob Cummings explained to the gorgeous blonde: "Now this next line is innuendo. Do you know what innuendo is?" The hot number cooled perceptibly. "Yes, I know what innuendo is," she replied. "It may interest you to know that I graduated from a university. It may also interest you to know that I was a Phi Beta Kappa." Dorothy Provine now reflects on the incident: "I shouldn't have said it, and I never would bring up in private conversation that I was a Phi Bete. But it made me so mad that he thought I was too dumb to know what innuendo meant." She hasn't worked since on the Cummings show, but she needn't worry. The brainy blonde has been acting almost constantly since she arrived ffom Seattle a year and a half ago. And she has enough work for two actresses lined up. Always Buzzing Fortunately, she has the energy for two. She flies around like a bumblebee, buzzing all the time. Occasionally she interrupts herself to inquire: "Does it make you nerv ous because I'm so crazy?" Other starlets would like to be as crazy. Maybe then they could come as far as fast as Dorothy. She seems always to have done things in a hurry. San Francisco-born, she spent her late teens in Seattle and zipped through the University of Washington with straight A's. Well, almost straight A's. "I registered for a class in physical science," she recalled, "but the university got all mixed up and gave me a card Thorny Garden of Eden Henry Fonda Finally Surrenders, Makes Own Western TV Series 'Adam and Eve No Movie Paradise nAClNE StJNDAY BVIXETRf ^iiitunt I), lO.'Sd See. 2, Page 9 By Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD— (NEA)—It's no Garden of Eden making a movie about Adam and Eve. Everyone wants to get into the act, if not into the Garden. Self-appointed tcchni- c a 1 advi.sors Dorothy Provine are writing in to Hollywood like they were ail "we were there" apple munchers. Some suggestions from Johnson interested parties to Al Zug- smith and Red Doff, producers of "The Private Lives of Adam and Eve," include the.se: Threatening nude picketing active in dramatics, writing of theaters from a dozen nudLst and starring in musical revues.jt^ults if Adam and Eve are not This led to leading roles inishown au natural. Hundreds outdoor summer theaters and'of letters warning the movie her own TV show in Seattle, makers to clothe Adam and Eve And this led to Hollywood. I well, regardless of what the Received Offers 'Bible says. She and a friend came down! "Contemporary compromise," here to seek their fortunes, and as 1 get it, is what Adam Dorothy got on the trail of hersj(Marty Milner) and Eve (Mamie right away. She was moving.Van Doren) will be wearing, into her apartment when an ac-| A long platinum-blonde wig tor offered to help her lug gets Mamie past the censors things. He suggested an agent,and Milner wears a pair of Ford takes over when Wayne steps in front of the camera.. , Danny Thomas becfoming Milton Berle's guest on his first TV appearance Oct. 11. It's the first of only two specials for Berle this season. Other is Nov. 1 with Lucy and Dcsi as his guests. . . . MGM calling off its planned film biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Sir W. objected to the screenplay. . . . Fox dropping that cute French pastry, Christine ("A Certain Smile") Carere. Foreign imports suddenly have gone sour at the box office because of the youthful audiences. But if a film producer needs help from the foreign market with a big-budget film, foreign stars in the cast arc a must. ONE FILM*COMPANY is re ported to be staging a new kind of monthly sales contest. The winner gets to keep his' job. JERRY WALD has a neat lit tie story he tells about Kim Novak doubting that stardom would change her life. Aware of her public appeal before the NEW YORK —i/P)— "They kept urging me to do a Western television scries." says Henry Fonda, "and I kept resisting them. " 'How different can you be with a western?' I asked them. 'Aren't there enough?' But they just laughed and said,'Sit down, son, and let us tell you the facts of life. There are going to 1)c| more and more westerns on television forever and ever.' " So Fonda signed on the dotted lino and the entertainment entrepreneurs who had been dogging him sold the series in less than 24 hours — which is something of a record in the business of television. Premieres Sept. 12 Now Fonda is enthusiastic about "Deputy," which makes its premiere on NBC-TV Sept. 12. He plays the chief marshal briefly as narrator and actor ih He has given up explaining the others. Ilial he has done only eight This schedule will enable westerns nmong the nearly .'30 him to star in a new play on Hollywood movies he's made. Broadway next fall cntitlcdjAnd (here's no sense in point"Silent Night. Lonely Night" hyping to his slollar roles on the Robert Anderson, at the same (hoadway stage in "I'wo Vor time he's riding the sagebrush The Seesaw," "Point of No Re- lys, ho It's taxi on television. ^ turn" and other hit 1 Fonda's resistance to doing a easier ju.'-t to refer western TV series was not drivers lo "Dopuly^' on NRC- ba.sed on a dislike of westerns.| TV next nionlh. He likes 'em~"if they're good, innd.i admires the imicMl with believable characters andLji^jH .,,,(1 s|)eed dispiiis cd in .some humor and credible situn-;,i,;,i^i„f, „ filmed I 'V scni";. Y (-i lions instead of'they went that-' fnr liim, personally, he finds away'incidents." In his opinion iK ^thinj; easy al)out nuikini' "Deputy" passes these tests. I westerns. His initial reluctance wasi horse," h(< says. "I'.ut 1 h .ive lo ViliilTiAii NOW CARY (JRANT EVA MARIE SAINT jAiy|Jr$ MASON MiFifeo HtrcMcoeKit •NORTH BY NORTHWEST* CO-FEATURE TECHNICOLOR TIME SCHEDULE "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" 1 :30 - 5:30 - 9:30 'YOUNG LAND" 3:50 - 7:55 of the Arizona Territory in the 1880s and Allen Ca.se plays a reluctant deputy. In six of the series of ,39 Fonda has a starring role and appears more based on a desire not to beconu' typecast as a specific character rather than being known as Henry Fonda. Already Type-Ca.st But then, he recalls, in the minds of New York taxi drivers, he's already as a western hero. Taxi drivers, he says, are forever askingl him, "When you going to do another western, Mr. Fonda?" I like to Hunk It's the fault trunks decorated with leaves. If »> * WE'RE NOT ALONE in wondering how far Hollywood can across the street. Within days, Dorothy had screen tests and offers from both Universal and Warners. She chose to free-lance at|go with movies that are "hotter first and did one TV show after! than ever." The PTA council, another. She also starred as,representing 130,000 members ithe notorious gun girl in "The, in San Fernando Valley here, Bonnie Parker Story" ("Oh, has recommended two film when my poor mother, who's classifications of "For Adults very conservative, saw mCjOnly" and "Suitable For Chil- smoking a cigar!"). And she drcn." played the title role in thej The move was taken, the forthcoming "Secret Bride of council said, by growing public . _ Candy Rock." Her size varies consciousness over films like to report to a class in nuclearjfrom V2 '"ch to 40 feet in that!"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and physics. And I hadn't even one, which was the last film of "Anatomy of a Murder." taken calculus!" JLou Costello ("A dear man, butj The council argues that clas- She withdrew to take ahe wouldn't learn his lines"), jsification is not censorship. N OVAK r-^ release of her first film, Jerry told her: 'Kookie' Would Like to Toss Away Comb try lo look goo( it's not my fault, of the horse." As he ex[>l;iiiv; il, there* slioukln't lie anytliinf. (liltu nil about utilyiiin a iiorsc's hiidle, ^'^^'^""•'^ shoviling a luie to some OIIUM icharacter, ami mountuig nilo he saddle, "it looks so sirniiic," he s;iys J"Vlieie I am ;>nil llii-re's thr Ihorsc at the hilchiiij; post ami there's the cainera. lUil the instant 1 tmtie the horse and swing around to mount, the horse begins hackinj', away There he is witli his tail in the STARTS fRIDAY AUDREY [PI Icaineraman's face and I'm 01. ,the other side of hiin some-|^ HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — .set. it's a little too much when'where anil then the (ioetlorP course in calculus and drew the only B in her college career. Now she has signed with Warners to play a leading role "Some people have writteniin the new TV series, "The that I am a nuclear physicist,"!Alaskans." It's the first time "I'm not. the studio has attempted to build a female star through a * • * HOLLYWOODITES Aie Talking About: Richard Widmark joining John Wayne as "Jim Bowie" in the cast of "The she said defensively. Heavens, no. Not having enough to do series, and folks are predictmg Wayne will direct all scenes in with her studies, she became! she'll make it, I which he doesn't appear. John Your whole life will change.l^.^^,^ "Kookie" out of his hair? Kim. You will be doing things] "Kookie." that's who. and seeing places you have' never dreamed of before." Kim laughed him off but Jerry said. "Wait and see." "Two years later." as Wald tells it, "Kim called me long­ distance from the south of France to laugh. 'Jerry. 1 wanted you to know that 1 thought of you last night while dancing with Aly Khan'." ARMY ARCHERD blushed "Sorry" when he wrote it for Daily Variety and I'll have to join him in telling it to you. A young make-up man. who received his army induction or Now guess who would like to;I go through the whole show."iyll'^ disgustedly. 'Cul!'" Edd is at the top of the ThejWarner studio fan mail count teen-age delight!(5,000 letters a week) and the fan magazines are drooling over him. Singing Policeman Wins Plaudits Youngsters Will Miss His Songs on Safety ^'^"^°:Jders, started his last civvy job —a hue-lightening for Carol Lynley's tresses. He told her: "We who are about to salute, dye you." Well, at least it's light summer reading. leader of the brigade. It may take a little time and doing — the disc jockeys are still spinning "Kookie. Lend Me Your Comb" and now "Kookie's Mad Pad" is coming to radios and jukeboxes along with Kookie komic books and Kookie combs for drugstore counters. But 26-year-old Edd Byrnes, who is Kookie, is smart enough to krfi o w how Hollywood cookies can crumble. He just bought a Hollywood hilltop home but it will luit he the mad pad you will be reading about. It may sound like Edd. a New York lad who he- came movie struck on his first mouthful of popcorn, is also combing money out of his hair. He isn't. In the third year of a Warner studio contract, his salary, his agents argue, doesn't reflect his box office wallop. He doesn't want to be swept'His agents are reported to be Actress Joan Fontaine to Co-Produce Play FLINT. Mich.—(NEA)—Children attending Flint elementary schools in the last 21 years have been lucky. Many probably are alive today because of the devoted work of a singing cop they encountered with their ABC's. Beginning in 1938, Lt. Wilburn Legree prodded youngsters from kindergarten to the sixth grade about dangers — from cars, while riding bicycles and while on the playgrounds. Receives Letters His retirement means future generations won't associate his friendly smile and big voice as part of their growing up. Legree already knows how much his present charges will miss him. Thousands of letters summed up their views when the youngsters learned of his retirement. One boy wrote: "Their is something I would like to tell you and that is, I'm sorry that you have to retire because I know you have been a big help to Flint Police force. "I now belong to the Cody Potrol unit and I'm glad to be in it to. Because now I'm able to help little children and outher people under full au• thority . . ." A little girl wrote: "My How He Joined Legree really didn't plan to he a policeman But he needed a job during the depression. He was in his mid-twenties when he began a stenographic job with the Flint department. This was in 1934 and Legree was waiting for a job with an automobile company. In 1937, still on the force, he persuaded his captain to let him start a school-safety program. Legree says he was appalled at the mounting death and injury statistics as only a father of a young son and daughter could be. In 1938 he made the first of his now famous visits to Flint elementary schools. But he wasn't known as the "singing cop" until a year later. As a baritone, Legree sang with church groups and still sings in "The Messiah" each year. His operatic ventures include "The Bohemian Girl" and "Madame Butterfly." Safety Jingles Legree developed safety jingles for children. In 1943 he and his wife started a weekly "Singing Cop" safety program on a Flint station. According to state and na- into a dustpan and be carried out as a has-been before he's 30. "I want to be sure," the likeable, not - Kookie - al-all-rcally Edd said, "that Edd Byrnes is "making progress" on this subject right now at the studio adjustment desk. Meanwhile. Edd is doing all he can to comb Kookie out of his hair for tomorrow and the day after. around when Kookie is gone.' | ^ u- L The big giant step comeslSell 5crecn Rights next month when Edd, minusl^^ Axclrod Play NEW YORK — (An — The screen rights to George Axelrod's new play. "Goodbye Charlie" have been sold even comb and the Kookie chatter of TV's "77 Sun.set Strip," .steps onto big screens as a sensitive NEW YORK —ijf) — An ex-young western hero worshiper tended national tour of the in the Warner Bros, movie, comedy "Hilary" is b e i n g| "Yellowstone Kelly." though the planned with actress Joan Fon-j He was in six films before hei won't reach tain as co-producer. itook comb in hand, but if the December. stage production Broadway unti DIM \S •; iMi SI Mils III SK TONiii; AT H ;ii> t^raVONn CRfiAT ^ ADVJMJRE OF ALL TIMK! Walt Disnovs^^ PIIERJ PAN 1 TKCllNICOl ,On j^t MONDAY AMC EMPLOYEE "PARTY NITE" ROBERT WAGNER SPENCER TRACY IN "THE MOUNTAIN " < 11 Aid KIN lll'ilON ,IAM; « V.MAN "LUCY GALLANT" Miss Fontaine has been ap- teen-age dolls noticed him, they pearing in the Gerald Savory didn't flip until he parked the play on tryout tour preliminary! Byrnes body in Dino's parking to Broadway presentation, un-|iot. der auspices of Michael McAloney and Don Mankiewicz. Under the extended tour setup, the actress is acquiring McAloney's share of the production with Anthony B. Farrell as a partner. An escalator clause in the sale contract provides for n pricetag up to .$500,000, depending on the length of the Broadway run. Lauien Bacall and Sidney Chaplin are to star in the stage version. , GRANADAi lODAV ! Hie I TPrUNirninot ALSO • ICAPTTOL; P 1 AS! SlIOWINd TOIIAY ^ A nil sniANUKK WHO ^ P KM.W AllUDT UKIll W i JEAN SIMMONS t ALSO • BORN 'RECKLESS: Tribute from the youngsters: This is the cover of a book of letters—and lines from one of them (inset)—presented to Lt. Legree by children of the fourth grade in Flint's Lewis School when (licy learned of his retirement. Comic Bert Wheeler Gets Broadway Role NEW YORK —(Jf) Wheeler, of the riety team of Wheeler and Woolsey, is to portray a machine politician in "The Gang's All Here," drama due on Broadway next fall. Wheeler was last seen in "Harvey." He made his mark as a comedian in seven editions of the "Ziegfeld Follies" and in "Rio Rita." His partner, Bob Woolsey, died several years ago. The western film, also costars Clint Walker and John (Lawman) Russell. Byrnes is even toning downl the "like crazy, man" lingo in Yule Reservations •the TV series. Hollywood writers can go overboard on a good thing—and they did. Grins Edd:j NEW YORK — (/Pi — One of "We've been cutting some ofjNew York's most famous tour- 'lho.se crazy words right on thejist attractions, the Radio City Musical Hall, has sold Swamp Radio City Billie Burke at 74 Mas No Plans to Retire There's no retirement in view for Billie Burke, still her charming self after just celebrating her 74th birthday. "I continue working because over $25,000 worth of reserved seal tickets for a show that hasn't been booked yet. The reservations have been ordered for Christmas'week, a traditional entertainment boom season. The production staff has not yet worked out the I must support myself," .say.s. "When Flo (Ziegfeld) died, there was nothing. It's hard for a woman to earn enough to retire on." But she admits that she likes to keep active and would probably keep on acting even if she had a nest egg. gj^gjstage presentation or picked the feature film. Michigan communities and in 42 states. School systems in cities ini Germany, Australia and New'^^^"^ Zealand also use his lyrics to imbue youngsters with good safety habits. Legree says, "My job has' been good to me. Working with boys and girls has been a reward, especially in helping save their lives." He admits his 21 years of safety work may not sound exciting to crime lovers who lean toward activities of the homicide squad. But to him it was a 12-month-a-year job demanding heart and soul. He wouldn't have had it any other way. Workshop Reunion to Draw Many Stars NEW YORK _ OP) _ The n . , . . . Dramatic Workshop is callingiDC' Lahr tO Appear old grads back for celebration jj^ Musical ReVUB of its 20th anniversary next Among alumni are Marlon Brando, Ben Gazzara, Anthony Franciosa, Tennessee Williams, Elaine Stritch and Shelley Winters. One of the main activities 1 of the training center Is annual production of new or exceptional one act plays. LT. WILBURN LEGREC ... "Job has been good" . .. policeman's effort cut child death and injury rates significantly each year in Flint and the effect spread to other communities. The safety songs he introduced before thousands of ! children in classrooms and on tional officials, this dedicated] the radio still are used iq(.600 Ann Sheridan to Play in Broadway Comedy NEW YORK — — Ann Sheridan, movie star, is tQ reach Broadway next season in "Odd Man In," a three-character coVnedy. It will be the first Broadway appearance of Miss Sheridan who has been acting since 1933. LONG-LIVED MINNEAPOLIS—Wild geese live the longest of any of our game birds. There are authentic records showing that some of them live as long as 70 years. NEW YORK — m — The star performers leading "The Girls Against the Boys" are to be Nancy Walker and Bert Lahr. The musical revue is on the autumn agenda for Broadway. Sketches are being done by Arnold B. Horwitt, the music by Richard Lewine and Albert Hague. Schedule Play on Life of Toulouse-Lautrec NEW YORK — (/P) — A play by Broadway dramatist Edward Chodorov based upon the life of French artist Toulouse-Lautrec is to get its first audience test in England. "Monsieur Lautrec" has been on Chodorov's writing desk for seven years. A Broadway run is planned following overseas staging. Robert Clary, a Parisian singer, is slated for the title role. HELD OVER! The entertainment world's most wonderful entertainment I Urflitf nOBRAZZI'MIIZIGAl iMlurlri RAY WALSTON • JDANIU MALI NOW PLAYING! PASS LIST SUSPENDED AlltCONim lONKII 2 Shows Doily—2:00 - 8:15 3 Shows Sot. Cr Sun. 1:30- 5:00- 8:15 PM MAI '.MMl n;UIOKMA.NCI'. ( cjiciil Sim. I .no i:vi: A Ai.i, DAV SIN. l.^'> Chililrc'ii 5') Al All llnifil "I,I:T'S (;O-K Aiin .Nd" — ()I'I:.N I; NOO.N DAII.VI I iiii: KIIIIIIK I'l.AV- (iiior.M) KIDIS II wv. WASH. AVK. 'i; ;i-iiti;i-: ( OMl'ILTK snow COMK EAHI.V OI'KN «:HU SAWMILL AT SPOKANE Development of Spokane. 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