Laziest Girl In Hollywood


    JULIE LONDON, the gal on those sultry album covers, is casting off her famous plunging neckline temporarily.

    Known around pop music circles as the "beauty with the beat", Julie takes a new "plunge"---this time into her first dramatic role in two years---Wednesday night on NBC's The Eleventh Hour.

    "This part fits me like a glove," she admits. "You're looking at the laziest girl in Hollywood. Guess what? Today I spent all day sprawled across my bed. Now, that's the height of laziness!"

  Julie plays a famous screen and singing star found dead in bed under mysterious circumstances in her Hollywood mansion.

  "Wendell Corey and Jack Ging, the psychiatrist and psychologist on the show, must determine whether or not I've committed suicide," Julie explains. Everett Sloane and Herschel

Bernardi also are in the cast.

    She jumps at sporadic plunges into scenery-chewing roles.

    "They give me a chance to escape from recording studios and posing in all that flimsy stuff for album covers. I probably hold the record for posing in disappearing necklines," she quips philosophically, "but c'est la glamour. It keeps the groceries coming in regularly."

    Tho she's racked up nearly 20 pictures to her credit, most of Julie's fans have thought of her as a smokey-voiced singer ever since her hit recording of "Cry Me a River."

    Despite her difficult dramatic role in The Eleventh Hour story, "Like a Diamond in the Sky", Julie still doesn't escape the recording microphone. She'll sing the popular "Theme From the Eleventh Hour," written by Harry Sukman, for the first time on the air. She'll also sing "Should I?", "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Saddle the Wind,' three of her biggest hits.

    Julie and her husband, arranger-composer Bobby Troup, and baby daughter, live in North Hollywood. Her ambition is to work "about 10 days a month" doing concerts---especially for the college crowd. "They're the absolute greatest! No one else matches them for genuine enthusiasm."

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The Chicago Daily Tribune

Saturday - February 9, 1963