Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 13, 1974, Page 30

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December 13, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Jiazette^ Frb, Dec 13, 1974    15 PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Who known what lurks in the heart of Palm Springs? The Shadow known Brett Morrison, who wan radio s Shadow from 1944 to 1956, Is just one of many from radio’s golden age who live In this desert resort. In the heyday of network radio, this once sleepy little desert village often figured in broadcasts It has long been the entertainment industry’s favorite watering hole and many have come to stay. F reeman (london and Charles Correll broadcasted The Shadow Still Lurks in The Heart of Palm Springs their "Amos ’n’ Andy” show from the tower of the El Mirador hotel for six weeks in the early ’30s (london lives in Palm Springs today Correll died in 1957. Jack Benny often broadcast his Sunday night radio show from Palm Springs. Nat a Member In one skit, Benny played a sheriff who couldn’t get into the exclusive Racquet club to solve a murder. He wasn’t a member. Benny’s solution: Then throw tho body over tho fence ” Theater Time Schedule for Friday WORLD — ‘‘Chinatown’’ — 2, 4 20. 8:40 , 9 TIMES — "The Trial of Billy Jack" - I 50. 5:10, 8:30 EASTOWN 2 - "The Sting’ — 7, 9:15; Saturday matinee -2 30 , 4 45. MARION — Features at ll, 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4 20 . 5:40, 7, 8:20, EASTOWN I - "Phase IV" 9 40, ll — 7 45, 9:20; Saturday matinee 1-—- -3, 4:35, 8:10 Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and Bob Hope often originated their shows in Palm Springs. Hope is building a futuristic homo here today. Besides (london and Morrison, other former radio personalities living here are Red Skelton, Don Wilson and his wife, Luis Corbet; Norris doff, who was the Abner half of ‘‘Lum ’n’ Abner”; musical director Lud Gluskin, announcer Frank Barton; Irving Kaufman, who was "Lazy Dan, the Minstrel Man", and writer Alyce Walker. In the ’50s President Dwight I) Elsenhower regularly vacationed in Palm Springs and often golfed with Gosden and Hope. Many of the performers moved into television, but they still believe that radio was better Theater of Mind "Radio was a theater of the mind,” Morrison said "People became their own art directors, their own costume Pat Boone Heads Fund Drive for Bethlehem Site LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Singer Pat Boone this week was named co-chairman of a drive to raise funds for beautification of the Manger square in Bethlehem, venerated by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The announcement was made by Elias M Freij, the Christian Arab mayor of Bethlehem The square before the site is now a large parking lot, he said. The drive is to raise money to beautify it with fountains and gardens. "This is a most unique opportunity to honor the birth of Jesus during this Christmas season," Freij said. Barrymore Sentenced LOS ANGELES (UPI) -John Drew Barrymore, jr., 42, actor-writer member of the famous theatrical family, was sentenced this week to three years’ probation and fined $250 after pleading guilty to possession of 140 grams of marijuana at his Hollywood home. Tonitw (Frl.) IUNTRY LAD! * Sot. it SHOWBUDS * Dancing • Cocktails • Beer HEE CZECH IHI Hoati of Ctoeh Town 64-16th Avo. SW SATURDAY NITE Din* & Dane* lo IS* multo of Hint Kountry Kombo SUNDAY DINNER SMORGASBORD SsrvW 12 Noon to 2:30 p.m. Frt*d Chick**, Ham. Root! B**f arx! all lh* trimming* including pi* for d**»*rt Adults •3.25 Children andor I 2 . . . DUC TO THI BAD WEATHER MANY MAY HAVE MISSED OUT. HELD OVER — ATH    Bk PINAL WIIK! "lf YOU HA VEN'I SLI N A PORNO MOV! I Bl -LORL, OR ll YOU HAV! ONI Y ONI EROTIC MOVIE IO ( AKU UHS YEAR HHS IS IHI ONE."    Al    Goldstein RATED XXXXXX THE LIFE & TIMES OF. 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PQ    MMI* DOORS ORCH—6:30 SHOWS— 7:43-9:20 9 SHOWS 7:00-9il 3 designee. In the old days of radio, every set was a color set “Radio gave listeners a chance to use their minds to create and expand — it was like reading a good book ” Miss Corbet, who got her start in the National Shakespeare theater, calls radio a ‘‘half medium.” She said: “You have to have sight. I always felt It couldn’t last forever — and it didn’t.” She acted in many radio mysteries. “I was a good •creamer." She was a regular on the Bob Hope show, the mother on “Date with Judy”, Dexter’s mother tin “Corliss Archer”, the next-door neighbor on the Phil Harris-Alice Faye show, and on many others Her husband was Jack Benny’s announcer for three decades. Wilson began as a sports announcer He was surprised last spring when he met Gerald Ford, then vice-president, in Palm Springs. Larky Audition “I remember you because you called all my plays during the Michigan football game in 1933,” Ford told Wilson. Wilson was in New York at the time he auditioned for the Benny show. "I guess I was lucky,” he said, "because I stayed with Jack for 35 years." doff, a former Palm Springs city councilman, recalled that when he and Chet Lauck, who was Lum, first started their programs, they ad-libbed their lines, ‘‘We were told we had to write a script, but we had never written one and did not know how to do it,” he said "We stayed up all night and couldn’t do it ‘‘Finally, we decided the only thing to do wa;; to go to the studio and hold what looked like a script in our hands and when one of us would turn the page, the other would know it was time for him to talk New Ad Libs "We both decided that when Ixiuck took the page and folded it against the rest of the sc ript that would tx* the cue to bring the skit to an pnd It worked perfectly.” They were found out when they returned to the studio for a n<x>n repeat By then they had forgotten what they had talked about and had to ad lib a completely new script (toff and Lauck retired in 1955 and today records of their daily show are being re-broadcast on stations across the country. doff said he still prefers radio to TV humor "Radio gave the listener a chance to use his or her imagination," he said "Take Jack Benny’s Maxwell car The description of it starting to travel down the road was more humorous than seeing an old car puffing with smoke. "And you can’t repeat in TV The Maxwell was always funny and so was Fibber McGee’s closet But in TV, it is only a one shot. It is easier to fill the #eye than to fill the ear and the heart." TheTrial Billy Jack It takes up where Billy Jack left off Starring DELORES TAYLOR and TOM LAUGHLIN PG NMNTAl GUOANCl UMGKTID II HELD OVER! 5th SMASH WEEK! CEDAR RAPIDS New Times 70 I Stage 2 WATERLOO Cross Roads I DUBUQUE Grand MARSHALLTOWN Pla^a .TH E ATRI S _ JOMAA T CENTER tell)Avo aW-306?T30l TONIGHT DOORS OPEN 7:00 P.M. SAT. AND SUN. DOORS OPEN 2:00 P.M. ALWAYS FREE PARKING “TRIAL OF BILLY JACK” TONITE SAT.    SUN. 0:45-9:43 230 645 9 45 1:30-3:30-1:30 ENDS THURSDAY HU. AT 7:40-9:45 SAT. A SUN. AT 2:40-4:45-7:40-9:4S KWEI TONITE 7:45-9:45 SAT A SUN 2:35-4:J5-7:45-9:4S A TRUE STORY THEIR LOVE WAS AS WARM AS THE SUMMER WINDS. THE DOVE” IS EXCITING, WARM AND VERY SPECIAL MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT! J ENDS JI THURS. 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