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PAGE SEVENTEEN PRESS RIDAY MAY 13 1955 ATLANTIC CITY Kiss Me Deadly 9 Chiller By Spillane Is irst eature At Center Theatre OPEN THEATRE GEORGE HAMID JR GEORGE HAMID SR CONGRATULATIONS It is with a sense of gratifica tion that Albert Greenfield has been privileged to UNITED ARTISTS proudly presents The CENTER THEATRE OPENING ATTRACTION negotiate the transaction in which the Hamid interests ac quired the four Stanley Warner Theatres in Atlantic City a We congratulate the Hamid RCA Pioneers in firm on this expansion of its George A Hamid operations and are indeed GeorgeAHamidJr proud to continue to act as To George A Hamid management and rental agent and the New CENTER for the stores in these theatres CENTER Theatre THEATRE The Combination AUEKrUGlEEKIEUaCol That Will Become A Sensation NEW YORK SIGNED: dfai LoaajJl Sincere Best Wishes CONGHAT ULATIONS TO TO THE GEORGE A HAMID THEATRES UPON THE REOPENING THEIR NEWLY REMODELED AND NEWLY RENAMED It CENTER THEATRE (ORMERLY COLONIAL THEATRE) 1 AND OUR BEST WISHES OR THE 'CONTINUED GROWTH AND SUCCESS YOUR THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES GUARANTEE BANK TRUST COMPANY NORTH CAROLINA and ATLANTIC AVENUES NATIONAL BANK NEW YORK and ATLANTIC AVENUES CENTRAL PIER BOARDWALK EDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Stereophonic Sound Extends Best Wishes WHI HOT yt it Gray Consulted or Sex Appeal Advice Gilda Gray who shook the world I( Mr Wheaton District Manager RCA Service Co Inc 304 City Centre Bldg 121 No Broad Street Philadelphia 7 Pa Tel: Rittenhouse 6 7568 4 PHILADELPHIA ATLANTIC CITY Barber Clips Hair or 61 Hrs 12 Min MONTREAL May 12 Mon treal barber Joseph Pare rested today after clipping hair for 61 hours and 12 minutes Dr Omer Bergeron ordered an end to the barberthon at 1 1:39 last night after Pare accidentally stubbed his toe causing his al ready swollen foot to swell even more The barberthon started Mon day at 10:27 am Pare who has clipped hair in Montreal for the last 20 years was fed sandwiches eggs and coffee by his customers as they waited for free haircuts lb yti Your confidence in the future of Atlantic City as the World's foremost resort is an inspiration to all jK it it yt George A Hamid Jr on the opening of The Center Theatre MEMBER EDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION MEMBER EDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM George A Hamid AND yt itf I ydK: 6 55 55 few 9 RCA Service Company Inc A Radio Corporation of America Subsidiary Camden yi: LATEST ROMR! WWW tv ricoe GALA OPENING TONITE at 6:00 PM M4O444 THE PCMTCD theatre NEWVIN I cn 1517 ATLANTIC AVE nr I IS tw DEKKER Paul STEWART Juaw HERNANDEZ BEZHSIDfS A ROBERT AIDRICH RtitiwA hra USfilD ARTISTS EATURE TIMES OPENING NIGHT ONLY! 6:15 8:15 10:1 Vodka Is Rapped But Gets Minnesota's Okay ST PAUL What's in a drink? If the drink is vodka propaganda value and a deceivingly neutral taste along with a high proof Min Legislature was told But the lawmakers overrode those warnings and voted to legal ize sale of national liquor It was the last of the 48 states to do so An attorney told his col leagues in the House of Represen tatives that Communists would capitalize on such action and that Pravda wouldn't hesitate to tell people behind the Iron Curtain that in Minnesota have taken a liking to their national drink" Another legislator was fearful of the effect vodka would have on "those of our young people who unfortunately like to live danger ously some Because vodka has no particular flavor of its own young people might unwittingly a few years back with her interpre overspike their soft drinks he fation of the Shimmy is back in warned pictures again but in an executive HWJ 3 Ss jswKsS WWi RALPH MEEKER as Mike Hammer Mickey ace private eye 13 surrounded by four luscious ladies in this scene from Me opening today at the Cen ter Theatre They are: Gaby Rodgers Leigh Snowden Clorls Leachman and Maxine Cooper Author Sells Over 60 Million Copies Mickey Spillane writer of Me Deadly" Is apparently here to stay in multiples of a million At the latest reading his novels had rolled up the awesome total of 60 million copies sold Although there has been some mild divergence of opinion among literary these pundits seem about equally divided between those who think horrid and those who think exciting novels keep selling at a faster rate than those of anv other writer extant and his palpitating public keeps crying for more CENTER THEATRE OPENING PRIVATE EYE AND LUC1OUS LADIES UrGllno'fi Mvstprv Thriller VJC11 iiicauv Me Deadly opening ivuay at the new Center Theatre through United Artists release is the third of Mickey Spillane's blood guts and sex novels of the' adventures of Mike Hammer to be brought to the screen In it Ralph Meeker star of the Pulitzer Prize winning play plays the role of the ultra tough and irresistible to women Mike Hammer The forces of masculine are headed up by an as sortment of tough cookies that in cludes Paul Stewart Albert Dek ker Juano Hernandez and Wesley Addy The sex and romance de partment is handled by such tooth some bundles as Marian Carr Maxine Cooper Cions Leachman Gaby Rodgers and Leigh Snowden A Parklane picture Me was produced and directed bv Robert Aldrich A I Bezzerides adapted the screenplay from the Spillane best seller and Ernest ias7in chief cameraman The musical score was composed and conducted by rank DeVol who 1 also wrote a new song Rather Have the Blues That What sung in the film by Nat King Cole and Madi Comfort Since the dominant figure in Me as with all of the Spillane is that of the violent private eye Mike Ham mer a good deal of honest and sweaty thought went into the choice of an actor to play the role He had to he not only a good actor but someone extremely virile and attractive to women That nar rowed the choice down consider ably in fact to a field of one Ralph Meeker Villany always prominent in a Spillane opus has strong repre sentation in Me Deadly" in the persons of Paul Stewart Albert Dekker and Wesley Addy Imported from the Broadway stage and such well known movie heels as Juano Hernandez Jack Lambert Jack Elam and Percy Helton More than seventy five per cent of Me was filmed on location in and around Los An geles ranging all the way from lush beaches and rich estates to skidrow allpys and dingy tenement hotels CENTER THEATRE OPENING CENTER THEATRE OPENING capacity On the credit roster of Me Deadly" Gilda is listed under the title of Appeal CENTER THEATRE OPENING CENTER THEATRE OPENING CENTER THEATRE OPENING L1YU1U3 JUOV A4 1 UV 1 IVU CX mni iivnu cw Bureau confirmed today rapid growth of city population very unmarried woman I than rural population was re versed In the four years it said the rural civilian population in creased 63 per cent while popu lation in the cities went up 56 per cent In the 1940 1950 period city population increased about 20 per cent while rural population went up only 8 per cent The reversal after 1950 the bu reau said reflected the rapid growth of suburbs In 1950 there were 931 i males for every 100 females in the cities and this dropped off to only 91 males for every 100 females in the cities by 1954 Women Take Heed: Men Getting Scarcer WASHINGTON Mav 12 Theriod a long term trend to more Census 1 Iwhat r'prv I knows: Men are getting scarcer I This was a side product of a i bureau study of the increase in ur ban and rural civilian populations from April 19a0 when the last I general census was taken to April 1954 The study disclosed that both in the cities and on the farm the num ber of men compared with the number of women declined I There are still more men than (women on the farms however and I fewer men than women in the The bureau said that in this pe I CENTER THEATRE OPENING CENTER THEATRE OPENING BLOOD ED KISSES! 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