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Overseas movie gossip!

From London and Hollywood

AURENCE OLIVIER and Vivien Leigh are soon to sail

two Cleopatras-in Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra'' and Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra." The two plays were the highlight of the London season. The Oliviers have no accommodation problem. They are staying in Gertrude Lawrence's flat. Stage actor Dan Cunningham is to go with them in the cast, leaving Sydney girl Mary Rose Cunningham a "stage widow" for four months.

recapture Broadway with Vivien's



has just notched up his third film surress. Anglo \mals;amated are making his "Wide Boy" into a film. What is it all about? landon's

shadiest, most renowned post- war character-the spiv.

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SURREALIST artist Salva-

dor Dali, whose curly

waxed moustache tickles his

eyelashes, and whose paintings of weeping watches, melting telephones, and elephants on

stilts have made him a fortune out of calculated madness, re- cently turned up in London with his equally eccentric wife Gala. They have made a film

in Spain about a girl who falls > in love with a wheelbarrow.

Opening an exhibition of his 1 works in London. 47-year-old Dali said that his painting style has changed from sur-

realistic eccentricity to what 1 he calls realistic mysticism-a i serious form of religious sym-


BRITAIN'S film - directing

twins john and Roy Bonking are returning home from Hollywood with a big star in thc bag-Van Johnson. Freckled, easy-going Van, who runs the gauntlet of Eng- lish bobbv-soxers in the stately

Savoy Hotel every time he . omes here sightseeing, will

star in "Crest of tl .'. ,u. . The film is an Anel'

story of the armed sei , details of it are

Johnson's English i ."),", ladv? That's a secret too \

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Denise Dari bott and < ¬°ost<!

in "Sour Doueh.'' [n that film she plays an Maskan

dance-hall entertainer.

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'J'O an already buleing roster

of musicals, Metro has added yet another ? . ,,] "'One For the Road, md, all going well, June \

play the star role. She will portray a travelling Irsladv

who sells men's safetv razors.!