The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 16, 1956, Page 21, Image 21

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    New NBC-TV
Drama Series
Said'HopefuT
Br chari.es mercer
NEW YORK; Sept. IS -
There come tome hopeful words
about, ih nature and acope of
Producer's Showcase on NBC-TV,
which launches its new season
Monday evening with an original
musical called :"The Lord Don't
Play Favorites."
Mort Abrahams, executive pro-
oncer ot the once-a-month 90-min-iite
programs, was sayina the oth
er day that "the 90-minute show
has become an accepted kind of
television programing as first
the "half - hour and then the
hour program became accepted,
length alone no longer is enough.
Now we have to increase the
values of showmanship."
Showmanship Shews
Tomorrow's season opener, star
ring Louis Armstrong, Dick
Haymes and Kay Starr, would ap
pear to fit Abrahams' definition
of showmanship. "The Lord Don't
riay Favorites" is an original,
with its mimic in the jazz idoim
It concerns a carnival in
a drought - stricken town. The
carnivals' last remaining asset is
a race horse which can win only
on a dry track. The town will
have no assets unless it gets some
rain. So the townspeople pray for
rain and the carnival people pray
for a dry track with surprising
results.
'CaMt Fool the Public'
"The general lack of showman
ship in the entire TV industry has
been distressing," said Abrahams.
"It's time we started studying
over our own special situations.
It's time we took a leaf from the
paces of motion picture experi
ence and learned that there's no
value like exploitation on the ba
sis of really having something to
sell. Kor you cannot fool the pub
lic. They'll slop believing you if
you have nothing to sell."
Abrahams is backing his theory
with what appear to be several
items well worth TV public at
tention. In October William Wyler
will produce and direct a drama
tization of "The Letter" by Som
erset Maugham. In November will
tome "Jack and the Beanstalk."
a musical based on the children's
tale which probably will become
a Rroadway show if successful on
TV.
Music Festival Set
There will be another "Festival
of Music'' in December, similar
lo last season's successful presen
tation of leading musical artists.
John Huston will direct Aristo
phanes' "I.ysistrata" in January,
with Marilyn Monroe sought lor
the leading feminine role. Abra
hams says that the Creek drama
will not be modernized, adding:
"I have a theory yet to be tested
extensively that there is no theme
which cannot be treated on tele
vision if it is handled with care
and delicacy. In I.ysistrata' we
shall play the good humor o( the
piece."
Putt Costs
Ike Chance to
Break 80
GKTTYSBl RG. Pa . Sept 15 r
A missed 5-foot putt on the 18th
green cost President Kisenhower
a chance to break M today on the
third golfing round of his work-and-play
vacation here.
The President wound up with a
score of 80. playing in a fine mist
that wet the Gettysburg Country
Club course. It was his best round
since his heart attack last Sep
tember. Previously Eisenhower had shot
83 twice on the Gettysburg course
His best previous score was 77 on
the Chen-y Hills course in Denver,
Colo., before his heart attack.
Played Safe
Coming up to the 18th, Eisen
hower thought he had a 79 in the
bag and played his short putt
safe. In fact, when he left the
course, he thought his par four on
the 18th had given him a 79.
But the card the President
signed for Art Kennell, his caddy,
showed an 80, including a birdie 2
on the 190-yard 15th hole. There
the President smacked a four
wood to the green and holed out a
short putt.
Eisenhower had seven pars, in
addition to the birdie.
Score Card
His card for the first nine holes
read: 4 4 6-5-4 4-4-4 6-l. On the
second nine, played from shorter
tees on the 9-hole course, the Ei
senhower card was: 4-J-8-4-5-2-5-5-539.
Eisenhower walked many of the
holes and rode the rest of the
course in an electrical cart.
Brotlie Twin
5 Years Old
CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (fi-Rodney
Dee Brodie will mark his fifth
birthday tomorrow at the univer
sity of Illinois research and edu
cational hospital.
The hospital center has been a
second home to Rodney since his
1952 surgical separation from his
head-joined twin brother. Only
Rodney has survived the opera
lion. Rodney's birthday will be cele
brated Monday at a cake and ice
cream party in the youngster's
ward. His parents, Mrs. and Mrs.
- Royt Btodie of Ferris, HI., will be
unable to attend the party.
Rodney has been in tne nospuai
since July 19, hospital officials
said, because an accumulation of
fluid hi his head interfered with
bis ability to walk properly. Doc
tors have relieved the- condition.
Rodney end his twin brother,
Roger, were bora Joined at the
head. Rof er died U days after an
operation en Decy 17, 1952, epsv
rated then.
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