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Saturday, December 5, 1953
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The HDnmonnm By HAROLD V. COHEN Local Scrappings Dick Powell and June Ally-son announced in Hollywood yesterday that they will form their own independent movie company when Dick's producer-director contract with RKO is completed. Powell said he'd produce and direct pictures starring his wife. Miss Allyson, who recently finished a long-term deal at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and is now free-lancing. . . . Ralph Flanagan's booking at the Horizon Room has been extended. He opens there Monday and instead of staying just six nights wall remain through December IS. The first week of "The Captain's Paradise" at the Squirrel Hill missed the house record (set by "The Cruel Sea") by less than $275. Artie Arnell and his band turned down s nice offer from MCA to play Niagara Falls on Christmas Day because the boys want to be with their families when Santa Claus comes down the chimney. . . . Pittsburgh's Johnny Kirby just gave the NBC radio network in Hollywood his notice (he had a weekly Sunday program with Russell Armbruster's band on the Western section of the web) to concentrate on a night club act. Earl Brent, who put together the Betty Grable-Harry James turn, is working with Kirby on his songs and arrangements. . . . Their sponsor has renewed the Organist Aneurin Body-combe-Announcer Bill Nesbit "Organ Melodies" on KDKA Wednesday evenings at 6:15. "I don't know whether you were at the closing of 'Pal Joey or not," writes Billy Catizone, the Nixon Theater maestro, "but I have never experienced such heart-breaking emotions reaching out over the footlights. To look at an entire company standing before you smiling like sunshine with tears splashing over their make-up was enough to melt the marble of Michelangelo. Orpheus in losing Eurydice could not have felt a greater loss than this cast did for their show. . "Perhaps people sitting in the rear escaped the aura of ties such as friendship fun on the road the closeness of working with each other the sound of applause after certain numbers the fact that never again will this particular group be together in its entirety. During the evening performance, the players hung on to their lines more deliberately, giving me the feeling down in the orchestra pit that perhaps they were thinking This is the last time I will say this' or This is the last time I will do this.' A few tears trickled down this Roman nose and bit the rosin. I was not ashamed of them." For the third season, Francis Mayville will be the commentator for the pageant cantata, Harvey Gaul's "Babe in Bethlehem," when it is presented for the tenth year . at the Calvary Methodist Church on the Northside Sunday evening, December 20. The Joseph Home choir singing Christmas carols will precede the pageant. . . . Charles Goldner, who turns in such a grand performance as Alec Guinness' first mate in "The Captain's Paradise at the Squirrel Hill, is coming to this country next month to co-star with Renee Jean-maire, the French ballerina, in the Broadway musical, "The Girl in the Pink Tights." ... Coincidence: While Celeste Holm is at the Nixon in the new Fay nd Michael Kanin play, "His and Hers," which premieres here next Friday night, her Broadway hit of two seasons ago, "Affairs of State," will be at the Playhouse (it opens a four-week run tonight). Addenda Although Lillian Gish received glowing notices from all the re viewers, her play, "A Trip to Bountiful," is closing in New York tomorrow night after just 33 performances . . . "The Gimmick," a new comedy by Actor Joseph Julian, has been bought for production early next year by Norman Rose, currently appearing on Broadway in. 'The Fifth Season," and Peter Capell, who assisted Rex Harrison in the direction of the touring "Love of Four Colonels" - Shoiv Tune NIXON "Maid In the Ozark.' Today at 3:30 and 6:30. rLATHOtSE Craft Avenue Theaters: "Two On An island." Tonight at 8:30. Hamlet Street Theater. "Affairs of. State." Tonight at 8-30. Playhouse. Jr. "Little Red Riding Hood." Today at 2:30. tHL PLAETAEIl"M "The Star of Bethlehem." Today at 2:15 and 8:30. AST CINEMA Orson Welles, Michael Wilding and Margaret Lockwood In "Trent's Last Case," at 11. 12:53, 2:46, 4:39. 6:32. 8:25 and 10:18. rCXTON Marilyn Monroe, Betty Creole and Lauren Bacall In "How to Marry a Millionaire" at 11. 12:54. 2:48, 4:12, 6:36. 8 30 and 10:24. HAEB.IS Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature in "The Robe." at 11:20. 2. 4:40. 7:20 and 9:47. PENN Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel In "Kiss Me Kate," at 11. 1:12. 3:24, 5:36, 7:48 and 10. KH Z Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons In "Th Actress" at 1038. 12:31, 2:24. 4:17, 6:10. 8:03 and 9:56. aaciRREL HILL Alee Guinness In "The Captain's Paradise" at 2:35. 4:30. 6:25, 8.20 and 10:10. STANLEY John Wayne In "Hondo," with Geraldine Page, at 11. 12:55, 2:55, 4:54, 6.50, and 11:05. A Double Helping of Beauty 8-4 " t' v V, j J, -rsi . VI 1 $y V ' . ft A n ' JV. i r v x f . !t J I I I f I I i f ' i w 4 I - If t - If I t - II 1 1 I x y l - - v " I H ' V ' i 1 VISITING HERE Joan and Jean Corbett, 22 year-old twin sisters, are visiting Pittsburgh today in the interest of Bob Hope's soon-to-be-released film musical "Here Come the Girls." The identical twins, who appear as show girls in the Technicolor movie, gained the approving public eye as the first "Toni Twins" while they were still attending high school. From Penn 3-D To Ritz 2-D ft. KATHRYN GRAYSON HOWARD KEEL Their starring vehicle, "Kiss Me Kate," which has been showing at the Penn in 3-D, will be presented in conventional 2-D when it moves to the Ritz tomorrow. The Technicolor musical, adapted from the stage production by the same name, features the music of Cole Porter. Lee Barrett Tomorrow At Melody Ballroom The regular Sunday night dance session at the Melody Ballroom, Ambridge, Pa., tomorrow will feature the music of Lee Barrett and his orchestra, with vocalist June Ward. On Tuesday night, Hal Curtis and his band, featuring Helen Carr, will be the attraction. MAD-MOISELLES . Luis Morales RKA SHOWS AT 8:30-10:30-12:30 XMAS PARTIES MONTE CARLO th & Penn.-EX. 1-1214 MELODY BALLROOM 5th & MERCHANT STREETS, Free Parking and Checking L n.,,f n r f i. a x n , (object to rinh Membershio rMtmmm fcnbjrct to Clnb Membership gfDRIV THEATERS Rainbow Gardens "Bowr Amenc tht Shiitarinc Pilmi" Ttch. LliMli Way. 2 ML aff Llmala "Rjtt It Klaay HeKauaart 2-632 1t Show 1 ROUTE 19 25 Rla. 1rta Ml. UataW lowara Wuhlnatoa OPEN SILVER LAKE Wtthla City. Wask SlrC.tolea Franksteoa. E. E. Ml. 1-1838 SUPER 71 S. ea It. 51 to Rt 71. 4 Kl. at RL 71. Bella Varaea S07-i TWIN KIWAY Raatt 22.90. t Ml. V. at Craftea. earatele 4 550 B'nai B'rith Show Tomorrow Night Borrah -Mineyitch and his Harmonica Rascals, featuring pantomime comedian Johnny Pulso. will be among the star acts to take part in the B'nai B'rith All-Star benefit show at Syria Masque tomorrow night. Comedian Jack Durant, recently re turned from a Johnny Pulso London Palladium engagement, the Blackburn Twins and Evelyn Ward, tap-dancers Stump and Stumpy, acrobatic dancer Jac queline Hurley and comedian Patsy Shaw are also headliners on the outstanding bill. Sammy Walters and his orchestra will provide the music The proceeds from the show will go to the Charitable and Educational Fund of B'nai B'rith. MIYON MATa T0DAY 2:39 nlAWI1 TONITI :30 0 LAST TIMES TODAT Eres. $3.90-51.30. MATS. $3.60-81.30 World Premier el 8 DAYS ONLY OPENS FRI., DEC. 1 1 CEEESTE fcOBER? a ... comr by FAY oni MICHAEL KANIN Dirtcted by Mr. KANiN SEATS ON SALE NOW! BOX OFFICE OPEN 10 A.M. till 9 P.M. "Beaver Valley't Most Beautiful Ballroom" DANCE SUNDAY LEE BARRETT DOOR PRIZE TUESDAY, HAL CURTIS AMBRIDGE, Pa. FREE PARKING TONITE BOB VINTON SUNDAY BARON ELLIOTT TUESDAY TOMMY CARLYN 1 -m aj I inLIItH A r I Of Chief FcRtlafi" Le Rrl.r r. M. Open Trl., gat., Ban. Onlr EVERY NIGHT YEAR 'ROUND "MONTANA BELLE" Tech. Jane KosaeU, Gee. Brent Tlackbrard. the Pirate" Linda Darnell, Robt. Newton In-A-Car Heatera. lit Show 7:30 P. M. "Inferno" Tech. Rhonda Fleming, Robt. Ryan 'Annli Oakley' Barbara Stanwyck, M. Douglas Ut Show 7:30 f. M. "INFERNO" Color I N Glaaaea Needed) Hobt. Ryan. Ehenda riemlni. Wm. tondlfaa "Golden Blade" Ttch. R. Hudson, Piper Laurie Tumblewee' Tech. Audie Murphy, L Nelson Box Office Opena t lit Show T:80 T. ML SATUEDAY, DECEMBER $, lSSSeMBBBaBBBBBBBBBBBBaBBaBaaaBai PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE : Author Joe Laurie, Jr., Uses Showmanship in Book Selling Chronicler of Vaudeville Uses Radio And TV to Promote His New Volume Here By WIN FANNING Joe Laurie. Jr., co-chronicler of "Show Biz" and author of the new book "Vaudeville: From the Honky Tonks to the Palace," is a man who has dis covered a way to play both ends against the middle with eminent success. Laurie w-rites about show business and then uses show business to sell his books. In this connection he arrived m fittsDurgn yesterday to begin a round of radio and tele vision appearances upon which, needless to say, he discussed his new 509-page volume. If vaudeville was still alive veteran performer Laune would, without doubt, also be making stage appearances in behalf of ."Vaudeville." His brand of showmanship is some thing altogether new to the book publishing business, but it has certainly proved effective. Tough Grind 4 "I nearly kill myself in the process," Laurie said, "but Abel Green (editor of the show busi ness paper Variety) and I figure we got more than $2,000,-000 -worth of radio and tele vision time for free when I was plugging our book 'Show Biz.' " The volume has now run through several printings. Of course, publicity - alone would not be enough; there has to be a good product. "Vaude ville" is a very exceptional product indeed. Its 48-page index lists practically every act known to vaudeville, and its pages are jammed with the inside stories of the people who practiced that great and now almost lost art Various Stories Some of the best stories are about performers long since forgotten by everyone, but Laurie, 'who has never forgot ten anything about show business and there are plenty of heretofore untold yarns about stars who will never be forgotten. ' Laurie was especially happy yesterday when he opened the current issue of Life magazine and found a precedent-breaking editorial devoted to him and to his book. "Think of the publicity Just think of what that JSsv ' FortBravo jV ' I II II OH!Q ) Jf Of. A oHtZAAOOOS TAAtl. s. Z . ' - Yi ''T-ag oseosYeeAurrwLGml Sv " H Spot wweg th 55. ladb or plot Escape wCx I V f tortus no THEtm. y v coyg,t0 - - ) AA.B AMBUSHED m XS" n lw HB " Apache notour Nv IF))'.) iUHIimiC M MOUNTAINS, FROM TJ J J Jr--" 1 I, AVlf wx,ch cuhtajn op JSfeRr Prisons Compound. M !1 ? nil PMOWS S LAUNCHED! JJZIIT) HANDSOME CAPTIVE AWAITS h I S I V v5Cr-T "gm. ARRIVAL OP HIS SWEETHEART 1$ J v I ' 7 ' ESCAPE PLOT ! l Jir" X X ) IW-G-IVi's BIG COLOR DRAMA! fJAy- ROMANCE AND DANGER mi ff J K ON THE WIDE-VISION SCREEN 'f VflC? -3:. Starring frjf if.1 W r I Cn l U rffl l ii L l , n T n n n n ra ""N rN rn nr-in n i- More dangerous than the Apaches arrows were the burning kisses of a ilame-haized beauty who loves and lies! 'with Screen Play by FRANK FEHTOH-'SBSWr STARTS TOMORROW Doers Open 1:45 P.M. SATURDAY, DECEMBER Ik JOE LAURIE, JR. kind of promotion would cost," he said. No one knows better than Joe Laurie, Jr., the value of "top billing." By the way, on the dust jacket of "Vaudeville" the author has listed his selection for the all-time "Ideal Vaudeville Bill." Here it is: Joe Jackson, the funniest cyclist in the world; Doyle and Dixon, classy dancers; Frank Keenan and Company, "The Vindication"; Will Rogers, the greatest of all topical-talkers; Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, top American singing couple; (Intermission); Burns and Allen, the last of the great man and wife teams; Bert Williams, greatest Negro performer; Imhof, Conn and Corinne, "The Pest House"; Smith and Dale, the Avon Comedy Four; Wills, West and McGinty, the comedy builders. DANCIVG EVERY SATCKDAY KITE CRYSTAL BALLROOM 18th A Jane Streets South Side "ones- olde-tyme dances GEORGE O'NEIL'S ORCHESTRA TODAY Last Times! Doors Open 9:45 A. M. SPENCER TRACY WILLIAM DEMAREST-RICHARD ANDERSON POLLY AN M-G-M PICTURE 5, 1953. JIMMY SUNDRY'S WM PFKJN TONITE! BENNY BURTON ORCH WWII I klin RUTH ANN HOLMES. Vocofst TAVERN Also ROt'TE 30 EAST .NEW ALEXANDRIA 9830, dance ri vnr vt i wt FREE CBS PITTSBURGH OPERA, INC syria mosque RICHARD KARP, Central Director Optra Orchtstra PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY LAST TIME TONIGHT 8:15 P. M. Great Artists in a Great Opera GOUNOD'S IFAUJ T59 DOROTHY v, DAVID j, JAN WARENSKJOLD POLERI RUBES BIUf by International Rapartory Ballat Co. Sicnrt Tlcktf Now mnd Avoid Bom Olfieo Linos ot Mooqno Prieca: Sat. Et. J6.B0, 5.I0, $4.B8. M.90, 8.15, $1.60, l.9S, Ine. Tai. T,k!. .il E E' B1U Aeny. VolkweJn't. 68 Liberty Ave.. ATlanUa 1-2196( Boroe'a Gimbals. Ala at Moiqua box afflca toniihU M WILLIAM STFINlRFBrt WILLI AjM STEINBERG Mm.ol Oaar Parents, Aunts, Uncles! I ' TIICCnAV HEP 4.4H OR AT MEMORIAL HALL FROM 2:30 TUESDAY today at asa HARRIS THEATRES bmmu. i-8300c Open 1030 A M. . 20 TECHNICOLOR a. p. HARRIS 119 6th St. LIBERTY VAN HEFL1N JftlA ADAMS "WINGS OF THE HAWK" G. MONTGOMERT "FORT TI" ALL TECHNICOLOR SHOW! iDENISs OPEN NOON! KIDDIE BHOW MARTIN & LEWIS "THE CADDY" JEAN SIMMONS TERESA WRIGHT U V Cf O lTO fu c mm mm A Photographed in Directed by P cd d b ANSCO COLOR - john sfuRGES - nicholaFnayfack Gala Floor Show Every Saturday Nit NOW ENTERTAINMENT NITELY A I R A D I IN THE DREAM ROOM MAKE NEW YEARS EVE RESERVATIONS EARLY! PENNWOOD& REIECCA WIIKINSIUI ARS 4.7S-7i-lf ikiirUT abucc Tn a nnivni wivwncjiRM TELEVISION SET FREE A Perfect Christmas Gift IUHUHI UUUi Q QiOU pi mi First of the Series of Four CONCERTS for YOUNG PEOPLE KARL KRITZ Conducting Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE AT. 50c CHOICE LOCATIONS ONLY 75c and 51.00 Other Concerts In Seriei Jan. 19, Feb. IS and March 1 Series fit 4 for the price of 3: $1.50, 92.ZS, S3. 00 TICKETS AT KAt'FMANN'S STMPHONT BOX OFFICE Continuous Showing! I rltat: &5a to 120: SI. to 5: $L50 to alasa. Chlldrsa 50a Aaytlsu. Yon see It without special glasses! 9 FEATURES: 1120. 2. 4:40. 720. 9:47 P. at. 'SO. HILUS LAST DAT! OPEN 1 P. M RED SKELTON "HALF A HERO" & G. FORD "TERROR ON A TRAIN" i PERRY i MAT. TODAT! OPEN 1 T. M. DANNY KATE "HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN" PRICES: 65c A 35c j "THE ACTRESS" BERGEN TODAY Las Times! Qn IN COLOR OU on WIDE SCREEN "KISS ME, KATE" Kathryn Grayson Howard Keel J "STAR OF BETHLEHEM" J - plus 4. "How to Become an Engineer" Af-aad New Miero-Zoo4- On of ho btit detectlvo ttorlot ever written" Agatha Chrlttlo TRENT'S LAST CASE MICHAEL ORSON WILDING WELLES J the PLAYHOUSE rt CRAFT AVE. TONIGHT 8:30 "TWO ON AN ISLAND" First Pqh. Showing of Comedy 4 HAMLET ST. Opens Sat. "AFFAIRS OF STATE" 4 topical ranitol rnmrdv All seats (Incl tax)i $1.75, Sat. S2.20 Tickets: Gimbels, Home's, or Telephone MA. 1-4445 MaaPHO.V'E FOB RESERVATIONS FUE.TOM I MARILYN MONROE BETTY GRABLE 1 LAUREN BACALL HowTo Marry 20. A Millionaire mi TECHNICOUOW First ail Cinemascope attraction including Walt Disney Cartoon "Toot. Whistle. Plunk and Boom" also tbe Coionatlon Parade-All Technicolor. SATUBDAT. DECFfBER 5 GARDEN (NORTHSIDE) Joel McCie a-Veronlca Lake ' Ramrod." Also James Cralg-Joan Leslie "Northwest Stampede" ( Color ) . RFI I FVIIF (BELLEVCE) BtUUtf Ub Bln? Crosby - Claude Dauphin and Christian Fourcade "Little Boy Lost." Plus Short Subjects GRAND (CARNEGIE) f ereenl Clark Gable-Ava Gardner "Mogarabo" (Tech.). Plus "Black Fury" and Cartoon. SHADYSIOE'rcfor?. Crahame "The Big Heat" at 3:40-6:47-9:50, and Jeff Chandler-Faith Domerrue "The Great Sioux Upria-lng" (Tech.) at 3:15-5:20-8:23. CTATC 355 FIFTH AVE. ) ' fc Ttory Calhoun-C o r 1 n n e Calvet "Powder River" (Tech.) and Donald O'Connor-Jimmy Durante "The Milkman. ' P I AT YOUR M AT YOUR . FAVORITE RITE . I NER j STAN LEY. WAR THEATRES LATE SHOW TONIGHT LAST FEATURE 11:05 P. M. J 1 TREAT TK3 FAMILY TCStCS.! XmSassasmmmBBsmpmmmmBesiJk ON OUR GIANT PANORAMIC SCREEN HG& ffa fV. i' Ceraldlna flV PACE VfeoH 1 HELD 0VEB WW II fjf I Warner Jl, .11-fcWL.J Color Doors Open 1:45 P. M. HELD OVER 2ND WEEKI "Best Adult Fun"N. Y. Timet ALEC GUINNESS in "THE CAPTAIN'S PARADISE" with Yvonne Do Corlo-Cello Johnson ancniifAii au. "blowing wild" East Liberty lw "BLACK FUBY"-colnr nrreuT "Abbott I Costal le Meet KtutNl or. iekyl and Mr. Hyds" East Liberty also " I ntwna" color SCHEKLEY.... Bouse rented Oakland for prltsta sbowinp wniun Gregory Perk-AMd. H'rburn STRAND ROMAN HOLIDAY" Oakland also "SAFARI DRUMS" . Gary fonrier-Ilsr. Stanwyck MANOR "BLOWING WILD" also Squirrel Hill 'Man Frew ths A lama' col .... , Jsna Wymsn-Sier l HadeB HOLLYWOOD.. "so big" Dorm on t "Raiders at Seven Seas" . C. JWon-.Im-lt Pslsnre BELMAR "ARROWHEAO" eolnr Homewood 'Tsrisn and the Sht-Drll' (;Mner-rirk Gthle ROWLAND.... "Mogambo- Milklnshurr Tnlor hy Technicolor uuiTCUAl I "nrl Hurthnn-Piper Laurie . " . , Ths Golden Blade" eclnr Brentwaed Fres , "Isaibleweed" color f srkln; 800 Cars Rirhsrd Crlson-Br. Rush ETNA 'It Cams From Oster Sm' Etna "Sweethsarts ea farads" """"" AtS Gsrdner-Clsrk Gable KENYON...... "MOGAMIO" - Terhnlcol. North Side "My Hsart 6os Crary" - Rnht. Mitrhum-L. Darnell ARSENAL "SECON 0 CHANCE" color tawrenccTlllo also BIG HAGUER" . As fiarilner-Clsrk Cable PLAZA "MOGAMBO" Tn-hmroL Bloomfield "Terror an a Train" AMBRIDGE.... MarOinnh ss KmMA'f . "MARTIN 1. f. HARRIS MEMORIAL... LUTHER' MrKeesnort Rankilph (trott-Phyl's Kirk STATE....... "Tnander Over thi Plalm" Waehlnrto- slso "Blse Fsry" rolor MAMflC Montgomery-Tod Hunter MAN0 GUN BELT" color Qreensborg slso "THE STEEL LAPr" ! . , Also l.sd janjes Msaoo STRAND "BOTONY BAY" Irewisbore folnr by Technicolor

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