On the Broadway Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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Z I ON THE BROADWAY SCENE By Burt Boyar NEW YORK, N. Y., June 25. — INSIDE STORIES: Ava Gardner may not be President but shes got his suite at the Hotel Pierre . . . The War-I " Z I wick wick bellboys bellboys who who wick wick bellboys bellboys who who moved Jane Russell into her rooms report shes the dollingest. Big smiles and big tips, too . . . Ella Fitzgerald rushes home from work to the Hotel Algonquin, the "University Club" of show business . . . Pat Boones four walls at the tne Hampshire nampsmre House ±iouse the tne Hampshire nampsmre House ±iouse cost him 0 a day . . . Burt Lancaster enjoys the sweet smell of success in the Plaza Hotelegance. His rooms, meals, etc., . prove that spme of the best things in life are free — cause theyre tax deductible. # * * SHOW FOLK: If ywanta sell -somethin to Jimmy Stewart start with a little chat about aviation and hes Yours . . . Marilyns No. l*hate is interviewers who start with "Whats your No. 1 hate?" . . . Dont .Knock Hildegarde. Her December "Big Record" date is 3,500 bucks worth . . . Gene Kellys insomnia: "If I could just move the hair on my chest to my head." . . . Come to think of it, does Yul Brynner use sun tan lotion on his head? . . . Phil Silvers idea of "seeing Naples": To be a part of a major league baseball operation. CLICHE-CHAT: We went toa cocktail party the other night and its hard to believe the things that people say. Pity a foreigner, just vaguely familiar with the English language and taking, literally, the bits of conversations he hears like, "How was the week end?" "It was raining cats and dogs." . . . "Ive got insomnia." "I guess Im lucky. I can sleep standing up." . . . "Hows his new act?" "He laid an egg!" ... "Would you like a sandwich?" "I could eat a horse!" . . . "Were you scared?" "My heart was in my mouth." . . . "Do you think he has a chance?" "Hes a dead duck!" . . . "How did you feel on opening night?" "Not so good, I had butterflies in my stomach." ... "Hows he taking the divorce?" "Hes eating his heart out." . . -. "Now, listen, when I married you — " "Oh, get off my back!" ... So the poor fellow flees the party. He figures hes run into an odd group. America cant be like this! He rushes home to "hit the sack." Ahhhh, sanctuary. He needs soft music to soothe him. He turns on the radio. A soft voice is singing, "He dances overhead, on the ceiling of my bed — " STREET SCENE: The burly cop at 42nd Street stopped an elderly woman driver and bawled her out. "Dont you know what it means when I hold up my hand?" "I certainly do, young man," she sniffed, "Ive been a school teacher all my life." AAA " PENNY ARCADE: The disc makers are digging up, old Helen Morgan records for re-release . . . Dean Martin sings a few for Steve Allen this Sunday and walks away with ,500 . . . Did you know that Fathers Day in the dept stores is much bigger than Mothers Day? . . . Ben Gazzara oughta stopUhat four-lettering in front of ladies . . . NYU has a songwriting course. Top tunesmiths come down to teach next years competition . . . Barbara Stuart, the Desert Inn Showgirl, and Lou Chick, her Prince, will have it parsonified this summer . . . A top TV lady will shed 180 pounds. Her husband! AAA THE MYSTERY GUEST: The big-time singer wholl skip France Jta regular stop on his European tour this year. His married g.f. there is getting herself single again. The detour will lose him a few million francs but save him the "other man" publousity.

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