On the Broadway Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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t ........... ■ "■■■ yjw:::""*"-::-: ™ ON THE BROADWAY SCENE By Burt Boyar NEW YORK, May 5.— OFF THE RECORD: Next years TV will offer some exciting "Spectaculars." Cecil B. DeMille will t ........... ■ make make his his first first appear- make make his his first first appear- appearance on television, hosting one called "Fifty Years of Film." General Motors will probably pick up the 50,000 tab Another in the works is palled "30 Years From Now," which will show a typical family living a typical day in 1988. Architects and manufacturers facturers will will help help out out ™ facturers will will help help out out by designing and building the home of the future, cars, telephones, televisions, and there will even be help from the American Medical Association, which will speculate on which of todays dread diseases will be "tomorrows common cold." The plan is to use one of the currently popular television families such as Danny Thomas, etc. . . . Orson Welles signed the ABC-TV" contract. You can expect him on ypur screens in the fall or January at the latest. AAA SHUBERT ALLEY: Julie Styne who sailed Thursday on the Liberte will receive a medal in Rome. Itll be his first visit there since writing "Three Coins in the Fountain." . . . "Two For The Seesaw" plans a U. S. touring company, as well as one for Europe. . . . Roger Stevens and David Susskind will co-produce N. Richard Nashs new play, "Fire At Night." Theyre courting Marlon Brando for the lead. . . . Budd Schulbergs "The Disenchanted" is expected to make Broadway this fall. . . .-Bramwell Fletcher an early Diana Barry-more husband, who is Edward Mulhafes stand-by at "Fair Lady," kills time painting portraits at ,000 apiece Mondays a big day on Broadway. The Lunts open in a new play in their new theatre and its Mary Martins 18th anniversary as a wife. . . . Fred Clarke, who asked out of "Romanoff and Juliet" for a picture deal, is reported to have bought his contract back from producer David Merrick for ,500., AAA TV: Ethel Merman and Ford are negotiating a pair of specs for next season: "Happy Hunting" and "Annie Get Your Gun." . . . Maurice Chevalier is making a Desl-Lucy film. ... Heres some happy casting: Jane Powells being sought as Eileen in the televersion of "Wonderful Town," which will- star Roz Russell as her sister Ruth. . . . Pontiac, which is sponsoring Phil Silvers in a big spectacular late this month is looking for nine others to do with different famed personalties for each. . . . One of the hottest new shows is expected to be "The Cowboy Hall of. Fame" for which they are trying to get Gary Cooper or John Wayne as host-MC A free-swinging lady TV critic recently dropped this pearl out of the snide of her mouth: "Commercials could be planned with more sense. Playhouse 90 has five sponsors. It would be much better and a great help to the play if the individual sponsors as- sumed the cost once every four weeks and reduced the bulk of messages." The so obvious answer: It would help everyone except the five companies which spend a million-a year apiece to give, you this free entertainment This lack of understanding or consideration for the needs of the sponsor is topped only by another TV critic who gemd: "Nelson Rockefeller should take a few TV lessons before facing Spivaks Meet-the-Press men." I have inside information that Mr. Rockefeller does not plan to pursue a theatrical career. He just has a few things to discuss, like the state of our nations economy. A A A TAXIGABBING: Zsa Zsa has her price.-For ,500 shell be queen of the Beaux Arts Ball somewhere in Omaha May 10. . . . The Satellite is a new and plush West Side after-theatre spot on E. 49th. . . . Never saw so much business as at the new; Trader Vics in the Savoy Plaza. They! have wall to wall customers till closing: time at two in the morning. And, the food; is not bad. . Egad, that was Laurence j Olivier bouncing around JthejChar das last night! , . . Tell me, do you really give a damb if Linda Christian and that "Baby Pignatari guy are talking to each other today?". . . . Miamis big talk concerns the Eden Roc, the last of the aristocrats to maintain the European plan. . . Charles Holden, whose music used to delight the El , Moroccans, has signed to deliver it to. the. Westhampton Bath and Tennis Club this summer. i

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