On The Broadway Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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ON THE BROADWAY SCENE ByBurtBoyor NEW YORK. N. Y., May 7.— OFF THE RECORD: The most controversial singing artist of our time will sue a major magazine as a result of their | current, most controversial article on him. j He met with his lawyers Friday and they decided to go. go, go. . . . Harry Belafontes next picture may co-star Marlon Brando. Its about two half-brothers, one evil, one good. Buddy Adlerll make it. . . . Contrary ! to published denials, j Rodgers and; Hammerstein will positively ! close their producing office. All that will be left is a phone, typewriter and someone to run them. . . . Lou Walters new Miami Boitcfa Scotch-and-soda-fountain is tentatively named Cafe de Paris. . . . George DeWitt knows who shot Costello — "Bud Abbott." AAA SHUBERT ALLEY: "Wayside." recently ■ produced off -Broadway, is probably the only flop ever to pay back the investors. John Stradley, who wrote, produced and directed it, sold the script to Columbia Pictures last week for 5,000. Customarily the author owns the first 60 per cent of the movie money. Stradley cashed the check, reimbursed the angels 100 cents on the dollar and then took his share of what was left. They think HES the angel. AAA SHOW FOLK: Liberaces May 11 Perry Comuppance: ,500. The same price as Merman, which is why she sings Theres No Money Like Show Money. . . . Nina Fochs husband. Jim Lipton. wrote a musical. Its called "Genius," but theres no role for Nina. Her attitude: "I think its better that way, dont you?" . . . Who sez chorus girls always marry drummers? Rosemary Gaines, one of the Fair Ladies, is honeymooning with dentist Tony Monaco. . . . Youngstown Kitchens sent Ted Collins 25,000 for the recent Kate Smith show. Its not so much considering she pays all expenses such as Ed Wynn, Boris Karloff, Gertrude Berg, etcelebs. . . . Next time youre in the Catskills, near Monticello, you must go over to a restaurant called "Nat Levines Pizza." AAA PARAGRAPHIC: The columns glamorize his type — hes 33, handsome and rich. His father died recently, leaving him- a fortune in cash and a canvas business reputed to be one of the largest in America — Millions -— The starlets and models chase all over El Morocco — As the old gag goes, "But, do you think hes happy?" — Judge for yourself | — A couple of weeks ago he took an ad in a N. Y. weekly newspaper asking to meet a "nice, intelligent girl." His name is Fred Chandler. Hes a "millionaire yachtsman," a "playboy" and just another lonely guy. AAA THE MYSTERY GUEST: The very well known, young actor who is ready for The Couch. He attends parties and walks around sticking out his tongue at people or waggling his fingers in his ears at them. A A A TAXIGABBING: I am considering suing Columbia Pictures for a million or so. Last fall Jane and I worked as "extras" on a picture called "Garment Jungle." We did it in order to do a column on what its like to be an "extra." So, what happens? We are left on the cutting room floor! Its humiliating!! . . . Just learned that Beatrice Lillie groans when shes referred to as "Bea." Weve called her that in this column at least five times and we wanta make amends. So, Miss Lillie. our apologies. . . . Dimitri Mitropoulos and Duke Ellington played at the Music for Moderns Town Hall Concert. A 2:00 p. m. rehearsal was scheduled. They begged that it be made an , hour later because they had a "very im-i portant appointment." Their secret til j now : they are both big western movie fans and both were dying to see a particular I cowboy picture that was on TV that day.

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