Inside Hollywood, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD By Herb Stein HOLLYWOOD May 8 Wide Wide World reps are here digging a history of Hollywood Westerns from 1906 to the cur sent s a g e b r u shers lassoing all available old stars along with the modern crop Its for a June telecast In the works Perry Como to pipe into the UCLA Medical Center for his May 17 show interviewing stars pa ¬ tients and doctors a tiein for the benefit preem here of South Pacific the following Wednesday For the first time in a long while the Paramount cafe is jumpin the business coming from Desilu employees on the old RKO lot where the feed box is still shuttered Well Desilus Bob Schiller walked into the Paramount commissary yesterday noticed matzohs on the tables observed They must be left over from The Ten Commandments Desi Arnaz put on a whopping show following his In ¬ dian Wells Invitational Coll Tourney De ¬ spite his millions Desi was leading his band singing all evening as though audi ¬ tioning for his first job Jack Benny back today from New York show gandering slips to Palm Springs until Monday when he starts filming four shows for next season one of em a Danny Thomas exchange slpt Danny by the way decks next weeks TV Guide with an unusual cover by Al Parker who has Dannys family in the comics hair hairA A A A ANew New panel show brewing with Tom Dug gan Slapsy Maxsy Rosenbloom and ZaSu Pitts When the Dodgers had driven in 14 runs during last Sundays second game against Philly the radio announcer said The Dodgers here at the Coliseum have scored two touchdowns and two conver ¬ sions If the HechtHillLancaster out ¬ fit dissolves insiders estimate theres a 6000000 melon to be cut up three ways which isnt bad for a sevenyearoperation Lifes Dave Zeitlin and photog Robert Crane have been on The Diary of Anne Frank a month for a story on the artistic transition of a play to a picture It escaped print but last Friday at 530 p m Kirk Douglas walked off the set of Show ¬ down at Gun Hill announcing simply he was through for the day Despite pleas from megger John Sturges Kirk wouldnt stick around and when producer Hal Wal ¬ lis tried to have him stopped at the gate Kirk continued his scram While Douglas is back shooting now Wallis has called his own lawyers and theres a threatened ac ¬ tion with the Screen Actors Guild on the ankling anklingA A A A ABill Bill Holden returned Thursday from his Orient trek ballyhooing River Kwai Fri ¬ day Columbia tapped him to hit for Lon ¬ don on the May 29 preem of The Key then to Brussels where itll be the opening pic of the film festival Spouse Brenda Marshall roared No but has since re ¬ lented Oscar Levant was at Arthur Marx home the other night along with Vince Minelli Gottfried Rheinhardt and others After dinner Oscar played the piano but everyone kept on talking For years complained Levant everyones been asking me to play and now they wont listen Theres studio interest in Arthur Marx new book Not As Crocodile par ¬ ticularly from Columbia ColumbiaA A A A AZsa Zsa Zsa Gabor in comparing the value of her jewelry to Linda Christians calls Lindas baubles summer replacement dia ¬ monds The script of BenHur MGMs 10000000 starting price epic has been in work since 1953 and theyre still making changes with the film up against the go gun Daily Variety re ¬ ports from England that Associated Tele ¬ vision which provides London weekend programs and Birmingham weekday pro ¬ grams has rejected American horror pix for TV on the basis that such pictures do not serve any purpose except to frighten the viewer to death Monarch Invest ¬ ments quote on its monthly mailout note pad Dont take life too seriously youre not going to get out of it alive anyhow Flesh peddler Kurt Frings received word of spouse Ketti winning the Pulitzer Prize for her Look Homeward Angel while he Was at Metro the other day He shouted the news smack dab at Lillian Smalirwhose face fell as did Kurts when he realized his enthusiasm was hardly shared by the lady Mrs Small is the sister of Dore Schary whose Sunrise at Campobello was Angels big competition for the kudo Joe E Lewis was telling us that a horse named Austin Mack after his accompan ¬ ist ran at Laurel three weeks ago Out of sentiment I made a wager on him Le is related and to my surprise out of no ¬ where he came in to finish last

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