On the Broadway Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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r — — , ON THE BROADWAY SCENE By Burt Boyar NEW YORK, May. 1. — ITS ONE OF j THOSE days, I dont have spring fever, but everyone else seems to . . . The opera-■ r — — , tor tor at at. the the Algon- tor tor at at. the the Algon- Algonquin Hotel yawned, Sir Laurence Olivier doesnt a n s v e r his phone." . . . Abbe Lane is feeling ho-hummy today and doesnt want to talk — - even about herself which you must admit is pretty ho-hummy for anybody ... It goes like that for an hour or so as asyI I stare stare out out the the win- as asyI I stare stare out out the the win- window Ed Sullivan, who lives a few blocks away, strolls by. I wonder what kind of sun-lamp lie has. He always looks Florida-like . . . Its a day-dreaming type afternoon: THE PHONE RINGS. A fellow asks, "How would you like to judge a bathing beauty contest?" I thank him, but no- thank him. He hangs up with a "goodbye" like he really means, "I never heard that about HIM." or "How can a guy miss j an opportunity like this?" Personally, I am against things like judging beauty contests. I alwaysJTeel sorry for the participants. I think it is degrading for the girl who stands there in a bathing suit hoping to be chosen to be "Miss Nothing of 1958." And, there is something lecherous about men who sit on a panel and measure the curves of one girl against another like so many head of prize cattle. WHY DO I always look at the license plates on limousines to see if they are rented cars? ... I love these new filter tip cigarettes. Since theyve become so popular nobody smokes my old-fashioned kind anymore. I smoke exactly the same number of cigarettes but Ive "cut down"; from three to two packs a day . . . This past Sundays "Wide, Wide World" was an interesting show. Dave Garroways guided tour of Hollywood and the young girl Hollywould-bes was a compassionate exploration of the people who want to become stars and their reasons for trying. In hands less fond of performers it could have been used to milk comedy where it doesnt belong. I CALLED JULE STYNE, the composer-producer. "Im going to Europe May 1" he said happily. "Its my first vacation in I dont know how long and boy, its going to be a vacation. No phones, no checking the box office from the middle of the ocean — just fun and peace. Im really going to forget about Broadway and live it up." I told him, "I envy you." Jule sighed dreamily, " Yessir, weve got three beautiful rooms on the He de France and away we go . . . "Oh," I interrupted, "whos sailing with you?" "Anita Loos and, Charlie Gay-nor," explained the showman, "theyre writing my next play which will star Carol Charming. Its a musical version of Happy Birthday Well work on it on the way over."

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1958050201/drf1958050201_2_1
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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800