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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 7, 1964, Tokyo, JapanWith Al Ricketts stars and stripes columnist at Ricketts resumes his column today after a month s absence for surgery and recuperation Frankie Laine kicked off his three wee tour of Japan Taiwan and Okinawa last Friday . With an so performance at the Tachikawa officers club although the Chicago born Paisano who resembles a Good natured tackle for the Chicago bears is normally limited to 35 minutes when he plays wheel Happy Las vegas he gave the Tachi crowd 75 minutes of his time and left them wanting , working smoothly with the swinging lobsters from Tokyo s new latin Quarter proved that he probably could stay onstage More than two hours without singing a new song. All he does is ask the patrons what they want to hear and the reaction is deafening. Have a look at some of the record hits that propel him through a single performance that s my de sire Shine sunny Side of the Street Black and Blue mule train wild Goose Jezebel High noon Granada and the theme from oddly enough however i took his feeling packed handling of i believe and what kind of fool am i to Stop the show twice. Atthe end of both tunes the audience whistled shouted and applauded leaving the obviously Happy Singer beaming away in the spotlight. Throughout the show Laine sipped at a Glass of water chided ring siders for fouling up the air with smoke Are you trying to Send a signal lady and won a lot of Points when he produced a pair of Horn trimmed glasses arid Tooka look at the crowd. You know what i look like said Frankie now it s my turn bouquets Are due pianist conductor Ray Arr who did a Fine Job of guiding Keiichiro Ebihara and his lobsters through the difficult Laine Book. We chatted with Laine and his attractive wife former actress Nan Gray after the show and asked about the rumours that he had been a stubborn hold out in years ago when Rock n Roll moved in and clamped a Hammerlock on the record Industry. L that s not quite True said Frankie. It All began when Mitch Miller got up in front of 1,500 disc jockeys and rapped Rock n roil. After that Mitch Columbia and those of us who recorded for the Label were dead with the djs. They d play your records if you were in town but once you left this was followed by a shrug of the should ers. No i was t a holdout. I guess i was just being Loyal to Mitch and Columbia. But singers like to Stafford Guy Mitchell and Frankie Laine practically dropped out of sight at that time. Actually i would like to have recorded some of the songs that came out of that Era. Some of them were pretty Good. Of course you could never Tell just what would happen after you left the recording studio. They could twist the dials up the basis and bring in echoes until you would t recognize the meet you. On the town Laine Talent import Cut # ooh la la May leave Las vegas Las vegas Nev. Up some executives of the multimillion Dollar hotels Inthis gambling resort City Are up in arms Over the Federal government s Ven Ture into show business. . Secretary of labor w. Willard Wirtz issued a directive last week that will make it tougher for French chorus girls to land jobs on Broadway and the Las vegas strip. The new policy will require producers who wish to hire foreign entertainers with out unique Talent to show there Are no unemployed american per formers who could take the Job. The immigration Law How Ever permits actors and actresses of distinguished Merit and ability to be admitted with out any special clearance. Is Wirtz going to open up a Federal Talent scout Agency in Washington to say who has uni que Talent asked an executive of the dunes hotel. Who is chief of unique Talent for the government if there in t any body i d like to apply for the Job Here and now said Lee Fisher. The dunes is one of three major hotels featuring Large numbers of foreign entertainers and Bare bosom chorus lines. It has a cast of 100 in its Casino de Paris and Fisher said $2 million is wrapped up in production. Fisher said be Lido de Paris at the e stardust has 40 foreign girls and the Folies Bergere at the Tropicana has a like number. Most of the girls in the three shows Are from France England Ger Many and Australia. A stardust spokesman said All its chorus girls like those in the other two hotels were under con tract and i assume that con tracts honorable entered into will be recognized. European show girls have a special Appeal which chorus dancers of the Lido de Paris revue perform one of their intricate numbers for customers at Las vegas stardust hotel. A new department of labor ruling might limit import of such foreign shows. A photo in no Way detracts however from the american girl he said. These foreign showgirls go Back Home after appearing in America and paying taxes Here too and become some of our Best ambassadors said a a. Rid dle president of the dunes. We do not hire foreign girls merely to put american girls september song Tenor Lauritz Melchior 74, and television producer Mary Markham 40, have announced they plan to be married in May. Miss Markham worked As Secretary to Melchior and his first wife 18 years ago. A photo or. Abernathy by Jones and Ridgeway Van Dabler i see you j finally got m Monty to a sit still for his portrait. Right or. Abernathy. He was always running around but i finally solved that Little problem. 0 i wish i d thought of this before out of work Riddle said. What happens now apparently is up to the Secretary of labor. Wirtz said that effective april 15, the labor department will have to certify there Are no Quali fied jobless american entertain ers available before aliens Are admitted for show business jobs. In s memoirs Tell All Dublin up Charlie Ohap very Lin plans to publish his revealing m e m oils within six months them a in if Icen t Clown said in a published inter View. Chaplin on a " fishing Holiday in w Watermill dec ohm to Kerry ire land told a local newspaper his memoirs were expected to be Chaplin on the boo stands by october. I do not hide anything in them i have tried to be very Frank he said. I have told everything Worth telling about my work and about the people i have met and worked with and the big events of my life he added. Sellers stricken Hollywood a British actor Peter Sellers monday was taken to Cedars of Leba non Hospital where it was re ported he had suffered a heart attack. His condition was reported As satisfactory. He was stricken at his Home. Sellers one of the most ver Satile and popular of British comedians had no previous signs of ill health. Pacific stars & stripes wednesday april 8, 1964

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