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TOWN’S fl talklnr! Ton’ll talk, too. when M Ton experience the delirht of H A New Taote Treat W „ SMORGASBORD J at the jflj 'SHERATON LOUNGE M ENTERTAINMENT i From 5 P.M. fl 'NO COVER—NO MINIMUM ■ Sheraton Hotel fl 15th * L Sta. N.W. ■ I * AL SHEA and HIS ORCHESTRA. < ★ Supper Dancing from 9 P.M. No Cover | Reservations | “Pierre” NA. 3810 f Private Dining 1 Room. | Pennsylvania Ave. at 12th St. $ ..■.* NORCROSS GREETING CARDS at youK fteutoMU &to\a, _ U ^ After Dark They Won’t Get George Kaufman Into Any of Those Cabarets By Horry MacArthur George S. Kaufman, the play wright, Is a mortal foe of night club life, l^is name, in fact, heads the list. A night club is what Mr. Kaufman would not be caught, dead in one of. If every one else in the world decided one night to go to night clubs, they all could go with Mr. Kaufman’s blessing but without his company. One of Mr. Kaufman's present projects finds him acting as a member of the panel of a tele vision show called “This Is Broadway.” Sometimes it seems to be called "This Is Show Busi ness.” Whatever it is called, it is a sort of clinic, conducted by Clifton Fadiman, to which people in show business bring their prob lems. “Should I hire a writer or keep on using these tired old jokes?” and problems like that. As a framework for a video variety show this gag probably is as good as any and may even be better than Ed Sullivan. But it has its shortcomings. These were hinte’d at on the very first show, when Bandleader Artie Shaw looked blandly at Mr. Fadi man and said “Really, I don’t have a problem in the world.” Duke Ellington turned up on a recent show. His problem was not the defunct local night club named Duke Ellington’s, which he backed here awhile back, though that venture certainly could have been classified as a problem. Mr. Ellington was con cerned with larger things. How could night club business be in creased. he wanted to know, so that cabaret owners could afford to pay name orchestras instead of allowing them to disband? If Mr. Ellington thought he was going to get any sympathy for night club owners he soon found out that he was in the wrong place. Mr. Kaufman lis tened to Mr. Ellington, thought for a moment and then delivered his first and final opinion. “There’s a lot of better enter tainment than night clubs,” he said firmly. Abe Burrows, an Dther member of the panel, chose that moment to emerge from deep contemplation of Mr. Ellington’s problem. He arrayed himself right alongside Mr. Kaufman as Public Night Club Enemy No. 2. He hadn’t known about this problem of night club operators before but it’s a good thing, he decided. If people aren’t flocking to night clubs, it means the populace is generally happy. “You gotta be feeling mighty low to want to go sit down in a lotta smoke,” said Mr. Borrows. * * * * Operators of cheerful, well ventilated cabarets who resent this attitude will please direct their resentment at Mr. Burrows, hot at us. He said it. * * * * Bob Simpson and his orchestra, who make more music than most bands twice that size, keep win ning new admirers. Among them must be anyone hearing them for the first time at last Sunday night’s celebrity night at the Saz erac Room of the Old New Or leans. Among the guest enter tainers was Virginia Bradley, the talented young lass from the 4 • •... s . . ' ' -ry;\6' ^ ' FROM CALIFORNIA lx* Shown In a Settitig of Real Wood Roses flown in from Hawaii! • See our exclusive Walter Wilson pottery with handmade "flower of the month" wood rose decoration. 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Orchestra and Miss Bradley were meeting for the first time, though, when she got up to sing. Johnny Bradford and Tony Romani, who have been held over for a third week at the Sazerac Room in their first night club engagement, think highly of the Simpson crew, too. In fact, Mr. Bradford would like to take the orchestra along with him when he and Mr. Romano go to New York to do their radio show from there and make some records. As a next best thing, he'd like to see Mr. Simpson move into the spot he is vacating on WNBW’s “Tele vision Journal.” Mr. Bradford things so highly of this idea that he sounds like Mr. Simpson’s agent when he talks of the bandleader’s musical talent and possibilities as a video per former. Come to think of it. Mr. Simpson would be a good man for WNBW to try in that spot. * * * * It was Florian ZaBach and violin who stole the show at last Friday night’s “Champagne and Orchids” opening at the May flower Lounge, an event which has come to be a sort of an nual Homecoming Game for the orchestra leader. Herb Shriner and the DiGatanos were ap plauded, all right, but Mr. ZaBach was warmly welcomed back. Incidentally, a spy of ours re ports that a large group of ardent non-admirers of Mr. Shriner met in the ladies lounge off the May flower Lounge during and after his performance. We told her that didn't mean AT STANDARD RATES t Local moving is at the rate of $8 per hour for van and 3 men. Long distance moving is by weight and. at standard tariff rates. Rug storage, cold storage (furs and clothing) are at the current rates. You get Security service at standard rates. 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