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1956: ‘Set’ switch for Hepburn, Tracy

Dec. 12, 1956:

The film version of “Desk Set” is a complete switcheroo from the play so Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy can be the love interest … Rex Harrison hasn’t decided when he’ll give notice to leave “My Fair Lady,” but “Bell, Book and Candle” is now set for a February start date … Dick Powell and June Allyson, prominent in those Greyhound bus ads a couple of weeks back, have taken to the air and are now very large in the full-pagers for American Airlines … Elvis Presley’s girl friend, Sahara chorine Dotty Harmony, is Memphis-bound Dec. 23 to spend Xmas with his family … “La Strada” is heading for an all-time-high gross for a foreign-language pic in the U.S.A. … Edith Piaf’s here for her Mocambow, Dec. 18 … Malcolm Broderick, 11, who played Bing Crobsy’s son in “Man on Fire,” is now the only youngster in Metro’s little red schoolhouse. Remember when it was overcrowded with Lana, Judy, Janie Powell, et al.?

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