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GABLE, CRAWFORD, ASTAIRE AND STOOGES WILL APPEAR AT CRAFT HOUSE BENEFIT

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Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and the Three Stooges will be appearing at the Capitol Theater Tuesday night, Oct. 17, to benefit the Pioneer Craft House.

The late stars will be on the big screen, of course, as an old-fashioned "Hollywood premiere" is recreated at the Capitol Theater, complete with live music and a comedy short preceding the feature.The film to be shown is "Dancing Lady," the 1933 musical-comedy with an all-star cast, which focuses on a backstage romance that has Joan Crawford torn between Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. But the picture is most notable for including the film debut of Fred Astaire, playing himself. He dances with Crawford, while comedy relief is supplied by the Three Stooges (then billed with straight man Ted Healey). Included in the cast are Robert Benchley, Nelson Eddy and, briefly, Eve Arden.

A Three Stooges short will be shown before the movie, preceded by a champagne and punch reception in the lobby and a concert provided by Jo Ann Harmon on the Wurlitzer Organ. The event begins at 7 p.m.

General admission is $15. VIP reserved seats are $50 and include a post-show dessert buffet at the theater, along with parking privileges. (Admissions are tax deductible in part.) Tickets may be purchased at the Capitol box office, the Pioneer Craft House or Smith'sTix locations.

The proceeds will establish the Glenn J. Beeley Memorial Endowment Fund to help keep the Pioneer Craft House operating. Mrs. Beeley created the craft house in 1947 as a center for students and seasoned artisans alike to meet for classes, exhibits and demonstrations of arts and crafts.

For further information phone 481-7131