Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 18, 1974, Page 10

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 18, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IO I hr ( pillar Rapids Gazette: Mon.. Feb. 18. 1971 Other Sex Symbols Weren't So Lucky By Vernon Scott HOLLYWOOD (UPL Tho country’s premier glamour girl is Raquel Welch and she will be on display at her dazzling, sexiest best next month in her second television special. Rut the girl behind the beauti-f u I face and breath-taking curves hopes to prove she s more than just another sensuous body. “I promised myself I would never do another special atter the first one.” the brunette charmer said during lunch the other day. “But my first night club act in Las Vegas last year convinced me I could do some things as an entertainer that I hadn’t done before. “I could play Vegas three or four times a year, but I'd rather have more people sec me all at once on television.” Raquel    has been    studying singing and dancing for years, but movie makers aren’t producing musicals anymore. The only place left for a girl to demonstrate those talents is on the tube or in a club. Poked Fun “In my Las Vegas act I poked fun at myself and this business    of    being    a sex image,” Raquel said. “And I’ve adopted that as part of the television show. If I don't j take the glamour girl image ■ seriously maybe other people ! will stop    thinking of    me in    I that light. “I’ve made 24 pictures since 1966 and    I'm    finally    getting away from playing roles in which I’m only part of the ; scenery. “Fortunately, this modern environment allows mc to kid myself and to work toward being a well-rounded performer and human being. Other sex symbols in the past haven't been so lucky. “Not that I ve managed to convince everybody either. There art1 still lots of sneers about pretty girls not being very bright. “But I’m surviving it. A few years ago I would have been limited to playing glamour girls. But some of my films have been more serious. I’m not intimidated on the set anymore. “I consider myself a good actress. I have contributions to make. I still listen, but I use my own judgment, too.” Career Highlights There won’t be any serious moments on “Really, Raquel” but there will be highlights of her film career, including “One Million B.C.” and an eye-opening costume from “Myra Breckinridge”. The long-legged beauty might not have been comfortable making fun of the sex Kitten Raquel Welch a couple of years ago. That’s the only person she thought existed under that delicious epidermis. “For years I didn't know how to handle that sex image,” she said. “I tried to live up to it professionally and ii didn’t work. And personally I saw people react with great disappointment because I didn’t come on stronger — you know, with a whip in each hand or something. “But that’s no longer a problem for me. lf people are troubled because I’m not as sexy as they think I should be. that’s their problem. Not mine.” Kscape Disasters Chances are Raquel will escape the disasters suffered by sex queens of the past: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and a series of living drunks and drug cases who once posed in lingerie and bikinis. “I’ve walked away from my career for a time to set my values,” Raquel explained. “My children are the big difference. The two of them are the most important thing in my life. “Some glamour girls are afraid children ruin their image or figure or take too much time from their careers. Well, I love the obligations of motherhood. “They also are a reminder to me that if I go down the drain, I d be taking other people with me. That’s a big consideration in the way you live your life. And I’m living my life as much for them as I am myself.” By Norma I-ce Browning HI ti.I.Y WOOD Hock Hudson is out id Hie Mpitid and back home after having a calcium deposit    lhr (OO. Ile baa been told to stay off ta feet Im doctors have assured him that bell he as bai I na rn w by May. when he’s due to start rehearsals for I Do. Ii ■ Burnett. Gower Champion, who directed hem v\ played Hollywood's Huntington Hartford rher.ter. w I al^ direct this road version which will play in Dallas, Washington, D. C., and St. Louis. Everyone in Hollywood agrees that the pre (>*•» I* • thrown by Bailey K. Howard and Marsha l I- tell at the I Mni were often more fun than the Awards themse \e .    . year’s was the best yet, with wall-to-wall celebrities filling every available inch of space. So it’s a great disappointing to hear that the party is off this year - because tin* guest list has grown but the Bistro hasn’t, and the Messieurs Howard and Field wouldn’t dream of having their party anywhere else. * * * Bobby Short, the darling of New York cafe society Hies been packing the Cafe Carlyle in Manhattan for eight years), is coming to the Shubert here for one night only, Monday, and the theater is already all but sold out. Greg Morris, who has worked on every top I \ sci ms since his “Mission: Impossible” was canceled, is off to Monte Carlo to be one of the jurors at the annual TV festival. And we wonder if the producers of the TV series 1 Chase” know that Craig Gardner, their newest regular, is also a terrific singer and dancer who used to be part of Connie Stevens clC t ^ Joel Grey is playing to standing-room-only and breaking his own records at the Fairmont Hotel Venetian Room in San Francisco. Theater Time for Monday “In my Las Vegas act, I poked fun at myself and this business of Raquel Welch said. “And I've adopted that as a part of my telev Raquel'.” bei nq a sex image,” ision special, 'Really PARAMOUNT - “Don’t lxiok in the Basement” — 7, 10:05; “The Last House on the Left” 8:30. IOWA — “Serpico” — 2:10. 4:40, 7:10, 9:40. WORLD - “Sting” - 1:45. Cross-Country Theater Not Blandly Mediocre I:.in. ‘Rabbi Jacob' Beats ‘Last Tango' Record PARIS (UPI) — “The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob has j replaced “Last Tango in Paris” as the alltime top box office1 moneymaker in France. The harum-scarum comedy about Arabs and Jews has brought in more than $5 million in the 14 weeks it has been on the screen, the newspaper France-Soir said. That beat the $4.4 million that i “Last Tango” brought in during 45 weeks. France-Soir said. Hoyley Mills Loses Six-Year Tax Battle LONDON (AP) — Actress Hayley Mills has lost a six-year battle over taxes on her earnings as a child star with the late American moviemaker Walt Disney. Five judges sitting in the House of lairds ruled this week that the 27-year-old actress must pay back a total of $248. 600 in income taxes. Miss Mills, i now married to British movie director Roy Boulton, also faces a legal bill of $22,000. By William Glover PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — Theater fare more and more depends on where you are. Revising Shakespeare slightly, the place is now the thing. As professional regional troupes settle down from the greening years, the individual tastes and styles of artistic directors shape increasingly distinctive drama patterns. An interesting by-product of the trend is that audiences in different places are getting used to. and showing a taste for, the local brand of cultural nourishment. Adrian Hall, head of this city’s noted Trinity Square company, describes response to a policy of thespic flamboyance with: “Shock isn't part of it — we’ve given them experiences so many times they’re used to it and come wondering what we'll do next.” For convenient contrast in creative fashion, just 90 miles down the turnpike at New Haven, Conn., the Long Wharf Theater thrives with Arvin Brown’s policy of fastidious discovery. Aimee and Creena. heroines of recent productions at the two centers, point up a representative difference in outlook To help celebrate Trinity’s 10th season and its acquisition of a $1.5-million permanent home, Hall got William Goyen to work for the company’s 14th “world premiere” on a musical about Aimee Semple McPherson, that flashy evangelist of the roaring 20s. Baptist Beginnings Goyen and Worth Gardner already had done some songs about her career that hit Hall “as reminiscent of my Baptist beginnings.’’ Aimees husband also happened to come from Providence, adding a suitable local angle. “Then we considered the best way to do it.” says the director. who “honestly never thinks of a proscenium” when planning what a show will look like. “She travelled all over the country all the time,” he adds. and that just naturally led to a concept of wrapping the action around the audience, a frequent Providence mode. The “Aimee” that ensued lived up to box-office expectations. “A Man for All Seasons” followed on the main auditorium agenda, and again a “total theater” design was worked out requiring relocation of hundreds of seats and a cushion-strewn pit for some spectators, smack in the middle of the Renaissance drama. “That grew out of looking at old paintings,” the director explains. “We wanted to create the crowded feel of a 16th century theater.” Radical Identity Unwanted Too much eccentricity could be a handicap — “I hope.” says Hall, “we don’t just have a radical identity. That’s simply not what we are into.” Below the main theater. Trinity tandems a display in a thrust-stage hall with 300 permanently screwed-down seats. If the facilities necessitate more orthodox presentation, the play choices continue to be often original, slightly offbeat themes such as Oliver Hailey's “For the Use of the Hall”, a comedy about a rich clan suddenly on its upper. It was followed with Sam Shepard’s avant garde “The Tooth of the Crime”. Now for Creena, the teen-age heroine of “A Pagan Place” at the Long Wharf. Her story typifies what has been a characteristic part of artistic policy at the nine-year-old organization. The memory drama was written by Edna O’Brien, a rebellious daughter of Ireland now resident in England. It is filled with tender sensitivity and introspective vulnerability. Such emotional subtlety is the sort of fare the company’s audience has come to expect. Just a few of the current production’s distinguished predecessors have been long-neglected works by Maxim Gorky and D. H. Lawrence, plus the American premieres of quiet parables by David Storey. One of the latter, “The Changing Room”, went on to win Broadway prizes with the original New Haven cast. In their reach for individuality, Brown and Hall are just two of a growing number of regional theatrical activists. And it is quite in line with anti-rut dynamism that all envision stimulating interchanges of work. Not all resident companies have abandoned the conformity and security of just doing tried and true scripts over and over. There seems, however, to be enough variety rampant to prevent cross-country theater from subsiding, as some Cassandras have feared, into bland, homogenized mediocrity. |Th« Meeting Place TOP O CONTINUOUS EXOTICS & SHOWS .Hoi itaramt Oanctri 4:05, 6:40, 9:10; shorts 3:50, 6:25, 8:55. TIMES — “Is There Sex After Death?” - 1:40. 3:35, 5:30, 7:25, 9:20; shorts - 1:30, 3:20, 5:15, 7:10, 9:05. PLAZA —• “Superdad” 2, 5:45, 9:25; “Son of Flubber” — 3:50, 7:30. STAGE I - “American Graffiti” - 7:45, 9:50. STAGE 2 •— “Sleeper” ~ 7;50, 9:40. STAGE 3 - “Don’t I>ook Now” - 7:45, 9:45. STAGE 4 - “Papillon” - 7, 9:40. EASTOWN I - “The Day of the Dolphin”- 7:30, 9:30. EASTOWN 2 - “McQ” - 7, 9:15. 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  • Adrian Hall
  • Aimee Semple Mcpherson
  • Arvin Brown
  • Bailey K. Howard
  • Bobby Short
  • Connie Stevens
  • Craig Gardner
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • David Storey
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Greg Morris
  • Hayley Mills
  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Joel Grey
  • Kitten Raquel Welch
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Myra Breckinridge
  • Oliver Hailey
  • Raquel Welch
  • Roy Boulton
  • Sam Shepard
  • Steve Mcqueen Dustin Hoffman
  • William Glover
  • William Goyen

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 18, 1974

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