On the Broadway Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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, ON THE BROADWAY SCENE ByBurtBoyar NEW YORK, N. Y., June 24. — OFF THE RECORD: Harry Belafontes salary at Maksiks Town Sc Country next March is a secret secret whichll whichll stagger stagger secret secret whichll whichll stagger stagger , show business. Its an all-time record high for a non-gambling night Club. FORTY THOUSAND A WEEK for five . weeks. He receives only 5,000 per in Las Vegas. . . . The Robert Strausses have kept their separation very hush-hush. .• . . The Martin Blocks are rumored mored stricken stricken with with mored stricken stricken with with the Mr. and Miseries. . . . Henny Youngman is being scorned by most of the other comedians. Some wont even bother to insult him. The reason is a United Press interview in which He rapped them very, very hard and by name. . . . Frank Sinatra is still so burned at a magazine for their last-year cover story that he barred all their staffers from the "Pal Joey" set. The standing threat: "If they get in— I go out." AAA SNEAK PREVIEW: Jarie and I went to a sneak of Elvis new picture, "Loving You." Dont throw rocks at me but I didnt dislike it. And I tried, so help me! We walked in there good and smirky, ready to hate. We bought popcorn with extra butter so maybe wed get a little sick on top of it all. But, Im sorry, I cant hate Presley. As a matter of fact the guy is okay. The picture itself is nothing, but he does a lot of singing and, lets face it, hes a great stylist. And we have seen more experienced actors read lines a lot worse. The kids sure like him. As we walked up the aisle after the movie we saw a 16-year-old girl crying like she was trying to drown herself. Her embarrassed father kept poking her and saying, "But honey, its only a movie." And, to fully appreciate this you must understand that this movie has a happy ending. I guess the | kid was just so relieved! AAA SHOW FOLK: Billy Eckstines new act which we raved about at the Copa is up for a booking in the Waldorfs Empire Room. A perfect spot for him. . . . Did you know that Eddie Bracken owns a chunk of Downeys Restaurant? . . . Vic Damones endless I-love-my-wife speech on the Barry Gray show was soupy and goopy enough to give us gooseflesh. Its enuf awreddy! . . . Weve just gotta remind you again to see Buddy Hackett at the Copa. This is a star! . . . Ycant say stell heiress-singer Lita Fairbanks doesnt use her noodle. She got herself an ideal beau. Hes Paul Rimmeir, who qualifies for the job, as follows: hes young, handsome, rich and is one of Floridas leading TV sponsors! . . . Marilyn Monroe explained howcum her marriage to Arthur Miller is sucKa happy one and it is! : "I know when to stay away from him." AAA PENNY ARCADE: Im told that Boris Karloffs new passion is rock n roll, but this Ive gotta see! . . . "Gunfight at OK Corral" is even for people who hate westerns. . . . The French Casino, a new 52d Street club, unveils 14 French imports Tuesday. Peeler Georgia Sothern, who stars, is billed as La Ecdysiast. None of this stripper stuff for her" anymore. . . . Frank Smith, who used to run the South Hampton Seven Ponds, took over the Velvet Club, so will his friends please come in and buy some drinks. . . . Roseland Dance Citys air conditioner cost half a million. . . . Martha Raye snuck upstairs at Shines for a hide-away type dinner before hitting the road at Penn Station. . . . You think youve got troubles? Arthur Miller not only has eight months of work to catch up on now that the trial is over, but for the new play hes working on he has to condense 2,000 pages of dialogue down to 200. And do you know what it is to throw away 1,800 pages of your own blood?

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