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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 6, 1978, Tokyo, Japan SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 1978 PACIFIC STARS AND STRIPES PAGE 11Higgins eyes 'Harold's Story'By MARILYN BECKHOLLYWOOD — You've probably heardthat Paramount will be bringing us"Oliver's Story," the sequel to "Love Story,"But you couldn't have heard that ColinHiggins now wants to bring us "Harold's Story—because the writer-director has justdreamed up the idea of basing a film on thecharacter who survived "Harold and Maude."If you're part of the ever-growinginternational cult of "Harold and Maude,"you already know that the 1971 romantic blackcomedy about a lad in his 20s (Bud Cort) andhis septuagenarian love (Ruth Gordon) hasMaude meeting her final end at film's end.But Higgins, who wrote the screenplay as hismaster's thesis at UCLA, tells me he'd like towork with Cort again, "and I want to write afilm that would focus on Harold's life withoutMaude."Not that he wouldn't also like to work withRuth Cordon again. He has, in fact, beenseriously thinking of a "Harold and Maude"prequel, to be titled "Grover and Maude,"that would focus on the lady before Haroldentered her life — and while she was learningsuch tricks as stealing cars from the Grovercharacter Richard Pry or brought to life inHiggins' "Silver Streak." Naturally, he'dwant Richard and Ruth to be "Grover andMaude."Right now Higgins is watching theimpressive box-office scores on his new "FoulPlay," and preparing "The Man Who LostTuesday."United Feature SyndicateHal KaufmanBULLETIN BOARD9 CASH FLOW! "If they stop making pennies/' saysIma Wagg, "we'll have to pinch CLEKINS."Rearrange cap-letters for a word that makes sense.•S|d)p!U s; PJOMfc Challenge: Find a flower in each sentence, if youcan: 1. Short hair is in. 2. Ada is your aide. 3. Ed is asterling fellow.'t -su|IT SEEMS very peculiar, but nomatter what number is selectedbetween 10 and 999, the answerwill always be either 9 or 18'if youfigure as follows:First: Add the digitsin the number selectedand subtract the resultfrom the number itself.Next: Add the digitsin the new number andthe result will be 9 or18, as predicted.For example: Let'stake the number 721.Add the digits and thesum is 1.0. Subtract 10from 721 and the resultis 711. Add these digitsand you get 9.Now, similarly, try itwith another numberat random.• Funny Age! The sum of our ages is 22. I shall beseven times my brother's present age when his agereaches half of mine. How old am I now?•jnoj s,3M .'U38|i|6ia tu,i9 Riddle-Me-This! What did the ice cream say to theapple pie? "You've got a crust!" What gets wetter themore it dries? A dish towel.I3?fO-n'IALL ABOARD! Find, if you can, the one route in five thatcarries the skateboard rider above to destination X.Solutions toThis Week's PuzzlesCopyright by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News SyndicateDONALD PLEASENCEBritish character actoris really closet rock freakBy VERNON SCOTTHOLLYWOOD (UPI)— At first blush thepresence of Donald Pleasencein the cast of "Sgt. Pepper'sLonely Hearts Club Band"would seem an anomaly akinto Shelley Winters playingright field for the Dodgers.Pleasence is the distin-guished British characteractor, a native of Notting-hamshire, educated atSheffield, a member of theBristol Old Vic Company arida trouper with Sir LaurenceOlivier's company of "An-thony and Cleopatra.""Sgt. Pepper's LonelyHearts Club Band" is a rockopera starring Peter Framp-ton and the Bee Gees. So faras Pleasence knows, neitherFrampton nor the Bee Geeshad ever acted a day before intheir lives.One imagines Pleasencestuffing his ears with cottonbefore reporting to work.One also conjectures thathe reconstitutes his innate,middle-aged conservativeBritish taste by listening toBeethoven at the end of theday's work with the popmusic specialists.One reflects on Pleasencegiving acting instructions tohis costars with avuncularconcern.But no. Pleasence shattersall the illusions of hisprevious screen roles. He is acloset rock freak who wasenchanted with the apparentmiscasting."I actually like the music ofthe Bee Gees and Frampton avery great deal," said thebalding actor, bearded for hisrole as B.D. Brockhurst, amiserably mean and oilyrecord company mogul in. thepicture."I have two teen-agedaughters who play rockmusic throughout the housemorning, noon and night. Ifind myself listening andenjoying it all."My wife, Meira Shore, is aprofessional singer whowrites her own stuff and isabout to sign a recordingcontract. She specializes infolk-rock, I suppose. Meira isfrom Israel and her musichas a Middle Eastern sound."It turns out, moreover, thatone of Pleasence's close palsis none' other than RingoStarr, the erstwhile Beatle."I wrote the lyrics for arecent Ringo album," saidPleasence with no little pride."And I recorded the narra-tion for 'Scouse The Mouse,'taken from a children's book."Mark you, I don't claim tobe a singer although I've beentold I have a rather goodvoice."WORD-A-DAYBy BACHTHE ROBBER/ SU6PECT16 ASHABBV, IMBECILIC, WEIRDLOOKING, LITTLE RUNTWItHABI6N06EI!f ^ i-*- ^ /(pvoeo-pog ra-DESCRIPTION Of THE FACETOR PERSONAL APPEARANCE"This Week's Cryptograms1. If you are truly wise your head won't swell when fedtruth.2. Strong strings pulls, breaks from strain of strangecumbersome package,3. Angry hostess fumes when churlish guest lets potatochips fall where they may.4. Fashion bazaar at ritzy country club features bizarreclothes.
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