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By J. R. William OUR BOARDING HOUSE
With Major Hoopla
Observer, La Grande, Ore., Wed., Oct. 14, 1959 Page 8
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By FRED DANZIG
UPI Slaff WriUr
NEW YOHK iL'I'I'-An attempt
to recreate the c-lasnc story,
Tlie Jazz Sheer," on NBC-TV
Tuesday niRht was so ohviously
sirevre that it was a pity it was
so cliclie-r'dde.i and oltei mis
The familiar utory by bamsoi
aphaelson was adapted and
modernized by Krnest tilucksmai
a id Itjl'ih Nelson I producer and
director, respectively, of Tuesday
night's prese.itation. second in the
new Star-Times series.!
Jerry Lewis starred as Joey
Itobips, Cantor liabinowitz's son,
ho broke his father's heart by
b eaking a family line of five gen
erations of cantors to go into
Because there was only an hour
tor the story, there was no time
to explore the merits of the father-son
conflict, or to present full
portraits of each. Nor was there
an attempt to resolve the ques
tion, although the play did make
the point that children cannot
roam too far from their heritage.
The conflict was set up in such
lii:es as this, recited by the can
tor, played by Eduard Franz: "If
our young ones move away, who
will be left to record the heart
Lewis said later on: "Without
audience acceptance, I am nothing."
The telescoping caused many of
the serious scenes to take on burlesque-style
dimensions, for every
line had to cover too much
ground. It had to try to present
symbolic values as well as down-
to earth ones, and when charac
ters become open symbols, they
make for troublesome dialogue. '
By burlesque-style scenes, I
mean such things as: Joey's ar
rival home during his father's
birthday party, when his father
slaps him for joking about ritual
and says, "Better I should be
Lewis As Star
deaq that my son should sing
jazzed holy songs in my house.
Get out of my house." Joqy gets.
Later, when his father suffers
a stroke before the start of Vom
Kippur servicer. Joey tries to put
off a bedside visit because he is
about to make his TV debut. He
tells his mother, backstage, that
he can't because. . ."Just look
all this." Someone shouts,
"You're on, Joey." and he goes
on to sing part of "Be A Clown,"
in clown makeup. It made me
groan, it was so creaky.
Lewis was convincing as an in
secure, nervous, guilt-ridden com
ic at the start of the how, but
he pounded too hard on his big
dramatic scenes. Molly Picon
played his mother and gave it the
old schmaltz, as did Kranz as the
father. Ann Maria Albcrghetti
was Joey's discoverer in the show
and she had very little to do.
A DRY BED
Embarrassment and an In
feriority complex can easily
come to your child through
the bed-wetting habit, p. ,'
Ij BED-WETTING 'normal?
No! If not iwrmal it must be
abnormal. Can anyone who wets
the bed live a normal life? No!
now be stopped
forever through a
''process. With your
cooperation we can
guarantee a-dry bed
forever. Get the
FACTS now I
A Divisioa ol fdcific Iwtord. laterotoriM
The Channel Swim: Dave G ar
row ah has selected Florence Hen
derson to be the new "Today
Girl" on his weekday morning
NBC-TV show. Miss Henderson,
signed to the role after a year
long search for a successor to
Betsy Palmer and Helen O'Con
ne,ll. is a frequent guest on the
Jack Paar show and was co-star
of last season's Oldsmobile The
ater. Heavyweight boxing champ
Ingemar Johansson continues his
fhow business career in CBS-TV's
Nov. 19 production of Ernest
Hemingway's "The Killers." Ingo
will play the part of Oley Ander
son. Carol Nugent, who plays an In
dian girl in next Sunday's episode
of The Rebel on ABC-TV, is the
real-life bride of the show's star,
Nick Adams. ABC cameras will
televise the 33rd annual Thanks
giving Day parade in Detroit on
Nov. 26. Attorney-actor Joseph
Welch of Boston is in Philadel
phia today to film a "Message
For Americans" that will be seen
on CBS-TV Sunday. Oct. 25, as
part of the new Leonard Bernstein-New
York Philharmonic se
ries. Subsequent "messages" may
be filmed at the Lincoln Memori
al and Harvard.
SUBMIT U. N. REPORT
VIENTIANE, Laos (LPIl
Four U. N. fact-finders headed
for New York today to submit a
report which may result in the
assignment of an observer team
to this country. Eleven staff mem
bers of the mission that came
here a month ago to investigate
Communist attacks in this -landlocked
jungle kingdom remained
behind to await a decision on
their future duties.
DROP JET SERVICE
LONDON LPH The Soviet
airline is discontinuing jet serv
ice to London becuase its TU-104
jetliners burn up too much fuel
when bad weather delays their
landings, it was announced today.
The Russians plan to replace the
jets with 100-passenger Moskva
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hasn't lost an argument with her husband since!"
Emmy-Winning Writer Tosses
In Sponge On Network War
By VERNON SCOTT
UPI Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD l'PH - Rod
Serling, Emmy-winning TV scripl
er, has thrown in the sponge in
his lengthy war against networks
and sponsors now that he's pro
ducing his own TV series.
"The sponsor is king in tele
vision," Serling said grudgingly
"And he always will be. It's a
fact of life we must live with."
This total surrender just about
eliminates the rebellious young
men who once fought tooth and
nail for uncensored scripts. . Rod
was one of the last of them.
Trouble With Sponsors
"I never got along with spon
sors when I was a writer." he
said. "That's why I'm producing
my own show. There still are
restrictions, but now I'm dealing
directly with the sponsor and run
ning into less trouble.
"The situation finally reached
the heights of stupidity when nor
mal words couldn't be mentioned
because they also were the names
of competing products. I had to
take a line out of a script that
read," have you got a match?"
The show was sponsored by a
"Nobody can be 'lucky' on a
program that is sponsored by a
cigaret firm, and criminals can't
go to the gas chamber if the
guys picking up the check manu
facture gas stoves."
Serling's new show. "The Twi
light Zone," already has come a
cropper with sponsors, but Rod
doesn't fight them.
"I'm too busy trying to prove
1 a pet theory of mine." he said.
I Has Tremendous Scope
j 'i believe we can tell a story
I in the half-hour time restriction,
and make it legitimate and in
I teresting. This show is adult.
meaningful. arresting drama
which 1 hope will be both an
artistic and commercial success."
This log it mad up from information by Televition Stations and its
accuracy cannot be guaranteed by the Ua Grand Observer.
He described the program.
based on science-fiction, fantasy
and the occult, as being tilted off-
center. Working 12 hours a day
for the past seven months, Ser
ling has written 21 of the 26
"The beauty of it is we're not
restricted to any era or locale."
he explained. "We go from a
tramp steamer to a guy in an
asteroid with a female robot, to
a western. It has tremendous
At 34 Serling is a scarred vet
teran of 10 years of TV writing,
including "Playhouse 90." "The
U. S. Steel Hour," "Studio One"
"I began producing so I could
write for myself, have a hand in
the casting, and meet sponsors on
their own ground." he concluded.
United Press International
QUITE A SHOCK
BRACKNELL. England (UPD
Master of the hunt Effie Barker
reported six foxhounds were elec
trocuted Monday when the fox
led them across an electric rail
way track. The fox jumped safe
ly across the track and escaped
MEMPHIS. Tenn. l'PI Rock
'n roll foes may wonder if Elvis
Presley's manager, Tom Parker,
is relenting past sins. Parker
Monday sent the Memphis Or
chestral Society a $200 check to
go toward establishing a sym
phony orchestra here.
HE'S NO ANGEL
LONDON i ITU The Daily
Mirror today reported a magis
trate at Worcester fined a man
two pounds '$5,601 for using ob
scene language while talking in
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