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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Apr. 29, 1974 Claudette Abandons Her Retirement By Bob Thomas LOS ANGELES (AP) "I guess I wasn't cut out to be a said Claudette Colbert, explaining why she ended a 10-year retirement for a grueling six-month tour of the United States in a new play. Miss Colbert, who won the Academy award for "It Hap- pened One Night" and still looks glamorous at 68, was back in town with "A Com- munity of a play by Jerome Chndorov. The theater was the sparkling new Shubert in Cen- tury City, occupying the one- time 20th Century-Fox backlot where she made "Drums Along the "Three Came Home" and other films. That isn't the only changes she notices. "When I left, the studios were on the wane." she ob- served backstage after a ma- tinee. "Now the studios are dead." Seen It All Miss Colbert has seen it all happen Rorn in Paris and educated there and in .New York, she came to Hollywood in the late 1920s as part of the invasion of Broadway actors who were needed for the new talkies. Theater Time Schedule for Monday PARAMOUNT "Three Tough Guys" IOWA "The Great WORLD "The Sting" shorts TIMES "Paper Chase" shorts PLAZA "Alice in Won- derland" 7, STAGE 1 "American Graffiti" STAGE 2 "The Spikes Gang" STAGE 3 "The Three Musketeers" STAGE 4 "Conrack" EASTOWN 1 cist" -6, "The Exor- BUT BUT FRONTIER FILET SPECIAL MM., fun. and Wed. April 29, 30 May 1 ThechoicestU.S.DA Choice. Selected for America's Steak Ex- pert. Naturally-aged for hearty taste. Tai- lor-cut for big and little appetites. Quick-seared to cap- ture full flavor in every juicy bite. Surrounded by a steaming potato, bread and garden garnish. Served personally... with a smile. Regularly Special OPEN Daily 11 -9 PM 130Collim Rd. N.E. Phone 377-7371 EASTOWN 2 "The Kxor- cist" MARION Features at 11, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. COLLINS "Arnold" "The Vault of Horror" "The House That Dripped Blood" TWIXT TOWN "Man- handlers" "The Arousers" "The Big Bust Out" TWIN WEST linger" father" "Dil- "The God- TWIN EAST "Man of the East" "Hospital" "That was during the depression, and the stage was dead as a she recalled. "Luckily, the movies needed us." She spent her early film years as a contract player at Paramount and in the postwar years became one of the highest paid free-lance stars. When her career began to dip, she returned to the stage in 1958, scoring a hit with Charles Boyer in "Mamage-Go- "In 1963, I did another play, 'The Irregular Word to she said. "It lasted five months, but then the assas- sination of President Kennedy depressed the theater business, and the show fold- ed." Quietly Retired The actress and her hus- band. Dr. Joel Pressman, had grown fond of the life on Bar- bados, bought a home on the island, and she quietly retired. She remained at Barbados after her husband's death, spending each autumn at her apartment in Paris. "But nobody ever retires in our business, not when you've got acting in your she sighed. And so she agreed to return to the theater in "A Community of volun- teering for the cross-country tour rather than take the play directly to New York. "The play is a bubble, but people love she reasoned. "The New York critics Marriage Ends in Divorce SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) 12-year marriage of actor-producer Peter Fonda and his wife, Susan, has ended in divorce. Superior Court Judge Richard Wells granted Mrs. Fonda's petition for divorce after she testified the marriage had been destroyed by irreconcilable differences. Fonda and his wife have been separated for more than tw years. Mrs. Fonda was grantei a month in alimony am a month in support to each of the couple's twi children, Bridget, 10, and Jus tin, 7. Wells ordered that com munity property be divided. Fonda is the son of actor Henry Fonda and brother o actress Jane Fonda. "HAPPY HOOKER" SHE LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL COULDN'T STOP! "LINDA CANT TIMES 364-8613' STARTS TO-DAY ACADEMY AWARD WINNER! JOHN HOUSEMAN BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR.' 20th Century-Fox Presents Timothy Bottoms Lindsay Wagner John Houseman "The Paper Chase" Produced by Robert C. Thompson and Rodrick Paul Directed by James Bridges Scrwnpiny by James Bridges Based upon the novel by John Jay Osborn, Jr. M11S1C by John Williams Color By DeLuxe' CINEMA I 6 pm pm EASTDWN pm pm RIGHT OR WRONG! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! ONE YOU WON'T FORGET! PE1B BLAHY'S THE EXORCIST U WEEKELLEN WMMAXVCN J.COB8 wny WN -KX wouldn't like it because it has no social significance. So why go right into New York and run the risk of losing everything? "This way, the investors can be paid back by the end of the tour." Teur Schedule The cities remaining on the tour are Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland, Toronto, New Haven and Chicago. "I'm finding out about the United States on this she remarked. "With my schedule, about the only recreation I have time for is go to the museums. 1 have been as founded to discover the incredible treasures that can be found. "In Indianapolis, there is a terrific collection of Oriental art, which is my special interest. In Philadelphia, I saw- more Renoirs and Degas' than are in all of France. No wonder the French government set up a commission to screen art treasures that leave the country. They're mostly Miss Colbert hasn't made a film since "Parrish" in 1961, and she has none planned in the future. Nothing With Guts "The producers don't send me anything with she explained. "They just aren't writing roles for women nowadays, especially women my age. Oh, they do send me some horror things, but I don't like to see, them and I certainly wouldn't want to do them." Visitors backstage inevitably comment on how beautiful she remains. How does she manage it? "I swim in the ocean three times a she replies. Hollywood Wirephoto Claudette Colbert, shown here in a scene from "A Community of Two" with actor George Gaynes, decided to end her 10 year retirement. "I guess I wasn't cut out to be a she says. EMERSEHCYROOM 4650 1st AVS, N.E. lUISDl DRAPORT INN _ TUESDAY SPKIAL CLUB STEAK DINNER Dance Music Enferfainmenf Fri., May 3 DICK ZELDA Sat., May 4 AL WEAR Bar-B-Q Ribs Fri. Sat. ______Phone HM145_________ Tuesday Night Lounge 1075 6th ftvo. MARION TONITE AND TUES OPEN SHOW IHhlMllT'WilMlI TONITE ANP TUES- OPEN BIWMvW FILM GIANTSI RATED R COLOR DIUINSER" No. 2 'THE Meeting PlaccE TOP DANCERS! CONTINUOUS SHOWS on., Tues. and Wed. 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Ford and wife, Betty, house-guesting at the Walter Anneberg estate, are the latest to fall in love with this fabled desert resort area and repor- tedly are looking around to buy their own little hacienda. Delores Hope looked really saddened when I asked her about plans for rebuilding their new mountainside Sout bridge home which burned down while still under construction. "We have no plans now. First the fire, then Elrod's death. (Arthur Elrod, designer- decorator for the new Hope house and a close friend of the Hopes, was killed in an auto accident We can't help wondering what will happen next. Some of our friends are calling it (the loca- tion) 'Superstition Hill'." Their new home was to be the fulfillment of a long cherished dream of Delores Hope's and a well deserved reward for a lovely lady who has done so much for her community. Delores was among the first guests to arrive at Rolli Landers' poolside party for the launching of her bright new magazine. Sand to Sea. Rolli's husband was the late Lew Landers, Hollywood producer, and her daughter is the desert's Suzy-type columnist. Gloria Grcer. Others rallying around Rolli in her new publishing venture (her first) were Rosalie Hearst and Bob Presti, Matilda Bar- net! with old time matinee idol Ben Lyon and wife Marion, Jeannie (Mrs. Ed) Barrett, the David McDonalds and "Mousey" (Mrs. William) Powell. 11 AM to PM Mon. thru Sat. MEXICAN FOOD Every Tuesday and Thursday Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Capacity 10 to 125 People. SUPPER CLUB On Highway 21 8 Midway Between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City 857-2641 Choice of ENTREES A Variety of Delicious Salads Hot Vegetable Jellos 81 Relishes Bread Butter The price includes Dessert Drink NOW SERVING CHOICE PRIME RIB OF BEEF [JUST A IITTIE BIT BETTER] APPEARING Nightly ticept Friday MARY PIKE At the Keyboard 310 THIRD AVENUE SE, DOWNTOWN TELEPHONE 362-6679 The Good ROOSEVELT FOOD BUFFETS now every night in the Grant Wood Kitchen Starting Wed. May 1st Sun. thru Fri. 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