Inside Hollywood, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD By Herb Stein HOLLYWOOD May 14 Bing Crosbys closest chums make no mention of Dennis in Der Binsles company During Bines joint party at Palm Springs last week for his and Alice Fayes birthdays about 14 friends were on deck through the day De ¬ spite newscasts and newspaper stories the subject of Dennis never entered the con ¬ versation Bing and his bride along with the Phil Harrises Bus ¬ ter Collier and Ed Crowley are scheduled for a fishing trip in Alaskan waters early June Bing has Max Bells boat formerly the Southern Seas owned by Clifford Mooers at his disposal Harris and Alice Faye hopped to Honolulu over the weekend for a 10 day visit Paramounts splashing of big trade stories on its huge production plans hasnt stopped its pinkslipping of person ¬ nel Our typewriter misfired item last week on Diary of Anne Frank writers should have read the Albert Hacketts not the Charlie Bracketts They rhyme but thats all Sorry MGM doing the un ¬ usual this week with a plus welcome for Jim Douglas agency man for Colgate which sponsors The Thin Man teleseries Matter of fact the studio hauled him here as its guest to meet with new topper Sol Siegel and show him that television is not an adjunct of the studios operation but an integral part of it Siegel and Douglas will discuss renewal of The Thin Man for next season New batch of important hopeful pictures for the springsummer trade Gigi Gods Little Acre Ten North Frederick Old Man and the Sea No time for Sergeants Hot Spell and Vertigo VertigoA A A A ATourist Tourist business in Honolulu is down 30 per cent Kent Taylor guns his new Rough Riders teleseries for Ziv June 15 with 39 stanzas slated Toughest eatery to get into these days isnt Scandia Cha sens Romanoffs or La Rue but the new Ontra cafeteria In Beverly Hills Gebrgie Jessel showed at Hollypark with a straw hat and a new gal When we asked him where he got the lid he replied This hat is 25 years old older than the girl Marjorie May Im with MGMTV producer Sam Marx to New York to discuss sponsorship of the Min and Bill series Marx will head up his own tele indie under the name of Woodmere Productions Woodmere handle is after the Long Island town because several wealthy men there are bankrolling the company Russ Brown here from New York to recreate his managers role in Damn Yankees for the pic version at Warners after which he goes into Dick Quines The Wreck of the Old 97 with Jack Lemmon and Doris Day DayA A A A ABrown Brown and Broadway actress Mary Mon toy plan of hitching soon and may honey ¬ moon in The Flower Drum Song new Rodgers and Hammersteiri show Roz Russell was in the Fox commissary for Friday lunch her appearance sprounting rumors all over the place Before she left she was slated for five 20th pictures Actually she was there merely to shoot some Warners Auntie Mame footage on the Fox backlot Travel agent Jack Dempsey is haulover the globe His latest move taking the American Wild West and Rodeo show to Brussels Shipment includes 235 head of livestock 10000 seats from a local arena and about 210 head of people 60 principals 60 cowboys 30 cowgirls and 60 Indians George Murphy is exec direc tor of the project thats being financed by private LA dough Show opens in Brussels June 12 plays through October then plans a sixmonth tour in Iron Curtain coun ¬ tries Murphy figures to be with the proj ¬ ect only five weeks of its Brussels engage ¬ ment Ames Art Galleries adblurbing its finest sale in a decade auctioning magnificent furnishings featuring the property of Mrs L E Mayer MayerA A A A A20thFox 20thFox boasts a United Nations con ¬ tract list with the following foreign fillies filling part of the studio stable May Britt Sweden Christine Carere France Joan Colline England Marietta Flemotomo Greece Juliette Greco France Deb ¬ orah Kerr England Alena Murray Can ¬ ada France Nuyen China Patricia Owens Canada and Dana Wynter Rho ¬ desia Herbert B Leonard told Al Scharper In order to produce and sell a TV series today one must have the clair ¬ voyance of a Nostradamus the courage of a Daniel and the gambling spirit of Nick the Greek Deluxe Model Caskie Stin ¬ nett overheard it at a filling station where an attendant was refueling a chauffeur driven limousine Better shut off your engine Youre gaining on me

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