On The Broadway Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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ON THE BROADWAY SCENE By Burt Boyar NEW YORK May 9 ABCS OF SHOW BUSINESS Steve Allens recent satire on teenage disc shows got its biggest hoho from their leader Dick Clark of American Bandstand who called Steve and booked him ¬ self on the Allen show May 18 A A A ABrandos Brandos a great actor no doubt but I can never forget Im watching Marlon Brando His most re ¬ cent film The Young Lions which kicks you in the stomach more than in the heart displays him again as sc great technician but for my money very weak in the make believe dept deptA A A A AComps Comps summer replacement is report ¬ edly finally set The rumor is its Bob Crosby Helen OConnell and Gretchen Wyler as the basic group Danny oJ Dannys Hideaway is back in New York following his movie debut in Hal Wallis Showdown on Gun Hill The switch from cacciatora to catchabadguy has been his lifelong ambition I admire his strategy If youre going to become an actor it s always ha n y to own a restaurant restaurantA A A A AEdyie Edyie and Steve Gorme and Lawrence are a rare pair Dont know anybody who doesnt like em Whats show business coming to x xA A A A AFridays Fridays a rough night Bob Hopes pic ¬ ture Paris Holiday premieres ditto Diana Barrymores Too Much Too Soon plus a party at the Waldorf after Hopes picture Paris Holiday at the Town Country in Brooklyn and the Friars Club is holding a mustnotmiss dinner show etc etcA A A A Gigi debuts next Thursday May 15 at the Royaler black tie Strictly by invita ¬ tion They didnt want to sell the house for a charity opening for fear people have a hard time forgetting they paid 100 a seat seatA A A A ABob Bob Hope explained why hes plugging P uis Holiday so hard We shot 700 000 over budget It must gross Five Mil ¬ lion before he starts collecting the loot lootA A A A AJohnny Johnny Mathis thats cheating two week Copa run is a complete sellout selloutA A A A AAlan Alan King writes that jae paid 125 for FairLady tix in London A Jack E Leonards back from Vegas Told us he saw Sinatra there arid hold him I heard ya sing Frank and I think you swallowed Andy Devine He also reports that the Thin One did more business than all the other acts in town put together A A A ATony Tony Martin despite having no TV show going for him or income from movies casually banks about 700000 a year year in and year out outAwthe Awthe heck with this The inside story on Art Fords firing from sMake Be ¬ lieve Ballroom is said to be that he in ¬ sisted on choosing his own discs instead of following the orders from the Top TopA A A A AYOUVE YOUVE GOTTA BE THERE Hes an actors agent Works for the William Mor ¬ ris Agency The head of the firm is famed Abe Lastfogel who although a gentle man on the surface remains one of the great forces in the entertainment industry a man both feared and respected by even the giants Thats the overture Heres the story We were having a predinner drink at Dannys Hideaway The talk turned to the William Moms office A nonshow biz member of the group asked the agent Whos the head of the William Morris Agency Casually the young agent said Abe Lastfogel And just as casually and for no apparent reason the martini glass he was holding crumbled into a hundred pieces

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