Inside Hollywood, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD By Herb Stein HOLLYWOOD, May 3.— Hal Kanter refers to Billy Grahams successful religious telecasts out of San Francisco as "Pray-■ TV" TV" . . . . . . John John Fenton Fenton — TV" TV" . . . . . . John John Fenton Fenton Murray evolving1 a teleseries for Mickey Rooney in which The Mick plays a Hollywood flesh-peddler . . . Rooneys "Baby Face Nelson," in release 16 weeks, is now on the profit side of the ledger. Pic, brought in for a net of 50,000, is expected to gross two million million world-wide world-wide . . . . . . — million million world-wide world-wide . . . . . . And, like Allied Artists "Dilliriger," its always good for re-issue whenever some extra coin is required , . . Rooney, now making "Andy Hardy Returns" at alma Metro, will have 64" Johnny Weismuller Jr. playing Andys nephew . . . Howard Koch, borrowed from his own company at Warners to meg the "Hardy" pic, wears the new official uniform for young directors: corduroy jacket with black velvet collar . . . Harry Ruskin, who scripted many of the original "Hardy" pictures and who was dumped from the Metro payroll during the Dore Schary regime, is now back for a script polish on the Rooney pic. When Ruskin talked to studio exec Joe Conn about his return for "Andy Hardy Returns" and the contract was signed, he told Joe: "You made a bad deal. Id have come back for nothing." AAA Liz Taylor is selling the Rolls Royce. Mike Todd gave her. Carries too much sentiment . . . Dolores Gray due here the eighth for an Eddie Fisher guest shot the 13th . . . Karl Tunberg to England June 1 to gun his production for M-G-M of "The Blessing," starring Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi and Maurice Chevalier . . . Mike Curtizism: "I didnt do it. And 111 never do it again" . . . Madelene Sherwood, who played Sister Woman in the original "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and now dittoing for the pic version, has a five-room apartment back in Greenwich Village for which she. pays. 30 slugs a month these inflation days. She was outraged recently when the tap was upped from 6. AAA Jack Douglas on TV: "My uncle was the town drunk, but no matter how much he drank the school bus was never late" . . . All who knew him were saddened at the passing of Rt. Rev. Monsignor Patrick J. Concannon of Beverly Hills Church of the Good Shepherd. He was spiritual adviser to many, many stars for 20 years . . . The Sam Goldwyn Jr.s are expecting in August . . . Young Goldwyn heads for Gotham Sunday to discuss the release of his new picture, "The Proud Rebel." Olivia de Havilland. who stars in "Rebel," comes to New York late May to spend all of June with Sam Jr. plugging the picture on" a p. a. trek around the country. Livvys husband, Pierre Galante, will accompany her. AAA Jerome Beatty Jr. says that Bill Fain is the only author he knows with a stable of racing horses — three horses. This, says Beatty in the Saturday Review, will give folks a mistaken impression about writers, but I cant help that. Fain has three horses. Of course, Beatty points out in the Saturday Review, when you say you have a stable of them, you dont really have a stable; you keep them down at the track. Fains are at Jamaica. "Its nice to have them to fall back on," says Fain, "in case your book gets a bad reception," but he has fallen back on the horses anyway. The other day one of them — My Son Tom — won a race and paid 9.80. It was a big thrill for Fain, but not for his friends. Seems he hadnt informed em the horse would win. He says "Your friends always expect you to tell them when youre going to win a race. I think its always better to tip them off youre going to win, and be wrong, than not to tip them off and win one. Its pretty bad in either case, but one is definitely better than the other." A A A Linda Christian had Ty. Powers coveted Bentley Mark VI. that she got in their divorce settlement driven to Mexico City where her mom chugs around in it, complete with liveried chauffeur . . . Broadways Lee Philips, who won Lana Turner in "Peyton Place" and gets May Britt in "The Hunters," admits: "Suddenly I dont miss New York a bit!" . . ..Walter Lahtz, in the Reporter: "Take it easy— you are born every morning and you die every night" v. .TV topper, putting a suggestion of his own to a vote of his producers: "All who are in disagreement will signify by saying "I resign."-... At this filing Life is tossed between Margaret OBrien and ex-Queen Soraya for next weeks cover. And either of them can be snuffed out for the Kentucky Derby . . . Overheard at LaRue: "How is your wife?" "Better than nothing/

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