Sight And Sound, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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SIGHT AND SOUND By Leo Mishkin NEW YORK May 12 Life of Bat Mas terson once sports editor of The Morning Telegraph and former oldtime Western marshal coming to TV next year in a film series starring Gene Barry Show will fol ¬ low the new Milton B e r 1 e program on Wednesday nights re ¬ placing the Kraft The ¬ atre Gary Grant due in tomorrow from Paris abord the He de France no doubt fully briefed on how to answer questions about Ingrid Bergman with whom he costarred in Indiscreet r New York Yankees playing the Washington Senators in Holly ¬ wood next year Thats right Hollywood The game will be staged at Wrigley Field as a sequence for Damn Yankees now being filmed by the Warner studio WNEW and the BBC tying up for a hand acrossthesea disc jockey program tonight with William B Williams emceeing the New York end Show will be broadcast only in England however Jimmy Stewart taking lessons from Alfred Hitchcock on how to become a movie director which he wants to be when he grows up out of act ¬ ing Ed Murrow back in London again for a brief visit And Groucho Marx line is Show me a fat man and Ill show you a happy man Hes the druggist sell ¬ ing the fat man reducing pills Ed Sullivan whipping up a wingdin variety show for his tenth anniversary on TV June 22 And they say the movies killed vaudeville NBCs Matinee Theatre doing a twopart presentation of Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing May 20 and 21 WNTATV just going on the air last week with a new schedule already in third place in the ARE ratings with its threetimesanight movie show Same outfit Nat Telefilm Associates also reported negotiating with Natl Theatres Inc producers of Cinamiracle on angles for a possible merger Spring is Bustin Out All Over Dept NBC Television has already acquired a sponsor for the Macy Thanksgiving Parade next November And when Westbrok van Voorhis the old Time Marches On announcer made a personal appearance at the University of j Missouri School of Journalism for a speech he was surprised with a gift of two canvas sacks containing silver dollar cartwheels in payment for some recordings he made for a midwestern firm So when van Voorhis returned to New York again he had to pay 14 charge for overweight luggage on the plane planeA A A A AColumbia Columbia Pictures reissuing From Here to Eternity this summer on the basis of a poll conducted in 10 cities on how many people never saw it and how many would want to see it again Fifty per cent of those interviewed said theyd like to see it once more the other 50 per cent wanting to see it consisting of teenagers who never i got around to it five years ago Two new movie biographies reported in the works one of William S Hart star of western silent movies the other on Wern her von Braun U S missile expert And 20th CenturyFox has it that the largest outdoor motion picture set ever built will be seen in a movie caled The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Anybody re ¬ member how big that set was that Cecil B DeMille built for the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt in The Ten Command ¬ ments Boy get me a tape measure please A A A ARCA RCA Victor to issue an album of classi ¬ cal piano recording by Van Cliburn the Texan who won that Russia prize soon as he returns from abroad Carroll Baker star of Baby Doll which ran into trouble with the Church when first released now signed to play a nun in the forthcoming screen version of Max Reinhardtfs The Miracle CBSTV press release notes that a new series Rawhide is a new concept of adult westerns then goes on to say that the basic theme is concerned with the American legend of the cattle drive each year by the small ranchers of West Texas This is a new concept Groucho Marx going out on a strawhat theatre tour this summer again with Time for Elizabeth Sophie Tucker and Maurice Chevalier teamed for a point ap ¬ pearance on the Ed Sullivan Show next Sunday night And they say that what television needs is young blood

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