Show Business: Hard Way to Tell a Joke

Two Manhattan TV critics (the World-Telegram's Harriet Van Horne and the Journal-American's Jack O'Brian) headlined their views identically: THE BIG PARTY is A BIG BORE. Fresh out of quiz programs to sponsor, Revlon this year is betting on 15 biweekly CBS variety shows, each to be laboriously dressed up to look like a party thrown by show folk for one another. Host of last week's opening brawl (in a make-believe Waldorf duplex) was Movie Idol Rock Hudson, who a few years ago inspired the title for a comedy called Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Last week millions of televiewers found out...

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