Inside Hollywood, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD By Herb Stem HOLLYWOOD Calif May 4 A picture made 30 years ago may rack up a mint for C V Whitney and Meriam C Cooper The comoo pians 10 re ¬ issue Chang consid ¬ ered to be the greatest animal picture of all time and the greatest grosser over five mil ¬ lion for its cost under 100 Gs ever turned out But this reissue wont be an ordinary one Whitney and Cooper have a gimmick whereby this old black and white small screen film will be rephotographed from its original into color and widescreen Itll go out to the public in a projection presenta ¬ tion to match the current screen fare Cooper made Chang in 1926 took 14 months to shoot it in the jungles of Siam Whitney by the way has completed long confabs with Virginia Governor Thomas Stanley who has offered the full cooperation of the state during the shoot ¬ ing of the WhitneyCooper production of The Valiant Virginians The publicity boys are already blurbing it as the biggest Civil War picture ever made including GWTW The film is based on the James Warner Bellah series in the SEPost and Whitney is going top level with John Ford directing But with all the foregoing plans Whitneys main interest at the mo ¬ ment is the Kentucky Derby chances of Career Boy and Head Man ManA A A A AGROUCHO GROUCHO MARX wrapping up his tele slots for the current season leaves for New York next week to gander the shows Harry Ruby will be on one of Grouchos slots before the season runs out And tunesmithball player Ruby will also be a regular guest on Danny Thomas TV series next fall The Beverly Hills gardeners now have a union Harry Olivers Desert Rat Scrap Book comes out four times a year subscription for the annum 50 cents i for 10 years 5 Oliver also offers a special 100year subscription rate for 50 says its something to think about and adds Asbestos editions will be forwarded in case you dont make it Oliver the philoso ¬ pher states The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour whatever he does who ¬ ever he is Dance school Marge and Gower Champion are opening here will be for pros only Amateurs will still have to go to Arthur Murray Milton Berle and Victor Young collabed on a song titled I Once Had a Heart now being recorded via Decca by The Singing Strings Tune has also been bought by UI for a yetto beannounced musical A AKATHRYN KATHRYN GRAYSON warbles one jiumber an informal lullaby in her GE Theatre telefilm filming the next three days for release in the fall 20th lifted its Arlene Dahl option for another picture and shes hoping itll be Lord Vanity Irving Fein who just quit his veep spot with CBSRadio in New York to become president of JM Productions returns to the coast July 1 JM stands for Jack and Mary Benny and the outfit will produce all Jacks teleshows plus plays and pic ¬ tures a vast undertaking heavily backed Theyll also produce other TVshows under the JM banner much like the Desilu operation thats made only millions for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez The Vikings of Scandias bloodletting luncheon earlier this week brought 140 pints of blood for the Bev Hill Bloodmobile unit All donors were treated to a free lunch and a drink by Scandia bistro owner Kenneth Hansen Calientes Tony Alessio told Times Jim Murray he likes Head Man in the Derby Even the Fox publicists are barred from the set of Bus Stop so as not to disturb the ailing Monroe The Beverly Hiltons Sky Terrace LEscoffier Room at night is now open for lunch and prices are as cheap as Homanoff s Greg Pecks bride refuses to become a golf widow is taking up the game herself Barbara Nichols defines a gigolo as a guy who dances check to check checkA A A A AALLENBROCCOLTS ALLENBROCCOLTS Warwick outfit is really shelling out for Rita Hayworth to do their Fire Down Below with Bob Mitchum and Jack Lemmon in Trinidad Theyre not only paying Columbia and Rita but theyre springing for what Rita owes Columbia UPs Aline Mosby on a twoweek sec ¬ tion of her vacation Praiser Bob McEl waine signed to tubthump Danny Kaye and his Dina Productions The huge reservoir being dug at Rexford and Sunset in Beverly will have a park over it on com ¬ pletion Bennet Cerf tells it An Italian orchestra directors son was the only kid in his class to identify a selection played by the school orchestra as a composition of Paganni Your fathers training I sup ¬ pose beamed the teacher No seen my pop in six months protested the kid I read it here on the music The teacher looked It said Page Nine

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