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. ceive 1 ; ulwill ' r.tribution %hip In t ' the Newsreels Movicrone Newt, No. 103: Ike ',cc\ MocArthur, brcakt up oft Italy, NATO notion* ntoal in PelnR in.stulU'd. The reopening marked the entry of Notional Theatres, headed by Charles Skoura.s, Into the arena of Manhattan theatre operations. The divorcement of 20th Century-Fox from lUs theatre-operating .sub.sldlary resulted in the transfer of the Roxy Theatre Corp. from the former to the latter. The pre-premlere activities and the premiere It-self were alwut as spectacular as the new type of show. "Stars and Stripes Forever," the 20th Century-Fox Technicolor film ba.sed on the life of John Philip and featurmg many of his compositions, with Clifton Webb as star, wai chosen for the openmg attraction. The combined forces of the 20th-Fox publicity, advertising and exploitation departments and the publicity department of the theatre went to work on the preliminary buildup. Sunday night (21) Ed Sullivan staged hi.s "Toast of the Town" television program, .sponsored by Lincoln-Mercury on CBS, in the theatre, with Sonja Henie as star, and with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Lilli Palmer, the U.S. Marine band, and the Roxy Skating Blades and Belles as added attractions. It was a national hookup. Television again was used for the actual opening on ABC-TV iitatloru< In New York. Philadelphia. Chicago. Atlanta and Cleveland. A kinescope recording woa shown In Detroll and Baltimore later. MaggI McNcULs described the event generally, Robert J. L«wU Interviewed arriving celebrltleH. and Clifton Webb took part In the lobby activities and the htage ceremonleA. He accepted a citation from the .Marines In behalf of 20th-Fox for lln film contrlbutloas to the Marines The Marine Band wa.s pre' - ent and played a number of .selectloas. The new .skating line is made up of 32 Roxy Blades and Belles under the dlrectlort of Ron Fletcher, with over-all production in charge of Arthur Knorr. Featured in the are Evelyn Chandler, Jo Barnum, Tony Le Mac and a company of 80, Including the Roxy singers, directed by Ray Porter. About 2,000 Police Athletic League youngsters were entertained Tuesday afternoon. Webb met them In the rotunda and gave presents to each, with Police CommLssloner Monahan pre: ent. This was by WNBC. The youngsters .saw the show later. Among the notables who attended were: the Duke and of WInd.sor, Tallulah Bankhead, Gardner Cowles. Marlene Dietrich. Irving Berlin, Gloria Swanson. Bennett Cerf. Alfred Vanderbilt. Max Gordon, Robert Lehman, Cole Porter. WInthrop Rockefeller, William Gaxton, Richard Barthelmess, Frank Chapman. Constance Collier. Baron N. Di Guinzburg, Lillian Gish. Herbert B. Swope, Anita Loos, Serge Obolensky. Cecil Beaton, Ethel Merman, Ezlo Pinza. Rita Gam, Lily Pons. Igor Ca.s.«ini. National Board of Review Selects 'The Quiet Man Best of 7952 NEW YORK—Republic's "The Quiet Man" has been chosen "best picture of 1952" by the National Board of Review committee on exceptional films. "Breaking the Sound Barrier." British picture distributed by United Artists, was named the t>est foreign film shown in the U.S. during 1952. The nine other American pictures in the National Board's best ten for 1952 are: "High Noon" (UAi. "Limelight" lUAi. "Five Fingers" (20th-Foxi, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (20th-Fox), "The Thief (UAi, "The Bad and the Beautiful" (MGM). "Singin' in the Rain" iMGMi. "Above and Beyond" iMGMi and "My Son John" iParai. Four other foreign pictures were voted exceptional. They are: "The Man in the White Suit" iBritish- U-I), "Forbidden Games" iFrench-Timesi, "Beauty and the Devil" (FYench-Arlan) and "Ivory Hunter" iBritish-U-H. Four of the 15 pictures were distributed by United Artists and three were MGM releases. David Lean's direction of "Breaking the Sound Barrier" was voted the best of the year and Ralph Richardson was named best actor for his performance in Paramounfs "Come Back Little Sheba." The National Board also selected three films for honorable mention because of "their contribution to the arts and techniques of the motion picture." They are: "This Is Cinerama." for its re-emphasis of the possibilities inherent in the wide-angle photography and largescreen projection: "Leonardo da Vinci." for the methods by which it gave cinematic interest to the drawings of a great artists, and "The Four Poster." for its use of animation to convey background information and time and space details in a feature fiction film. The National Board of Review initiated the practice of picking the ten best pictures of the year in 1920. G. E. Executive Predicts 200 TV Stations in '53 NEW YORK—More than 200 television stations will be in operation by the end of 1953 and these will take TV into remote areas, states Dr. W. R. G. Baker, vice-president and general manager of the electronics division of General EUectric. Dr. Baker ako predicted 6.500.000 home television receivers will be produced in 1953 and approximately 7,500,000 home and portable radio receivers. BOXOFFICE December 27, 1952 29