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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1Q Thf Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Frl.. .Vug. 2. 1971 Rue Reveres Norman Lear By Ptany P. Anderson "Maude" en-star Hue McClanahan hasn't muc-h in common with some of the folks who share with her in the fraternal as- semblage "f Tandem Produc- tions. Tandem's the company rtm-ing "Sanfiiri" and "Good and "All in the It's also the firm that's been on the receiving end of some unbrotherly love in recent months, as Demoml Wilson held mil and Redd walked out of ana Carroll O'Connor sued ;is a result of his discontent with "All in the But Rue McClanahan refuses In bite I he hand that puts her name mi the cnsiin.1! sheet "Some of these actors who are causing so much irouhle obviously don't know when they're well observes the comely lady who portrays Maude's neighbor Vivian. "1 happen to enjoy what's hap- pening with my career and after what seems like 50 years of obscurity, I'll take advan- tage of every .ipportumty 1 can." Dressed casually in sporty slacks and a sweater, her short-cropped hair blown attractively askance after a full morning of errands. Rue Kiies on to explain that she differs in another way from some of her Tandem cohorts. She has naught but reverence for Norman Lear, producer of the various shows and resi- dent caretaker of the acting brood. Dissension Exaggerated "I feel a lot of the talk about dissension within the organization is Rue opines. "Most of us have nothing but admiration for Norman. We're fond and appreciative of him. To give you an example: I worked all last year without signing a contract. I never felt insecure about it because I trust Xor- man." She trusted him enough to give up her New York base and move West for It meant a new home, new friends and a new school for her 16-year-old son, Mark. "I told Norman from the start that I wasn't wild about leaving New York but I did want to work with him." Others hadn't felt similarly disposed. Actress Sada Thompson had originally been cast in Rue's role. But before production ever started, Miss Thompson opted to stay in the East and turn down the series. "When I first talked with Norman about the show, he warned me that some people didn't like living out here." recalls Rue. "But I fell in love with the place two seconds aft- er I stepped foot off the plane." To make matters even more amenable, son Mark had ii'imcd fur a (V.iiform.t imme fur some time Actually, it I the firs! eitur! n.ni n.iii in (lie area lust a child we liu-il out here I had attended the Pasadeiiii Playhouse and was action in a few movies !o write iionie abuoi Show Business Beat Sit Back, Be Patient Tilings nre diffevoMf now Ihal she's :t regular on a tup- rated TV series. "Bui I tend to believe that goiut llimgs happen tn you when viiifro ready. You might just as well sit back and he patient. If all this had come to me 1 wouldn't have ready for it. Believe me. I'm ready now." Among those good things coming her way have been some -olcs in series other than "Maude" 1 even play a 'lirace Kelly' type role in a 'Manniv' next season Can you imagine in a Cirace Kelly role.'" Her laughter is full-bodied, rich and very genuine. Before Lear and Rue McClanahan most nf Miss McClanahan's acting davs were spent on the New York stage Her credit MM is nupressiv e. including such productions as "Mac- "Slicks and Hones" and "Who's Happy fo which she' won an Obie award She's come a long way fron the Ilealdlon. Oklahoma, fani where she grew up. Fven as child she hungered for :i lifi away from the plains and fo the sound of applause. By tin time she was in high school she was leaching dance class Drama w.i> on the menu fi her at Tulsa university am she followed the profession I the Pasadena Playhouse anr nil In New York. Theater Time Schedule for Friday PARAMOUNT "Sleeper" _ -i, HI; "Bananas View" Saturday matinee saturdav matinee "Tlu Bananas J. View" Sleeper inn-1 F.ASTOWN 1 "Buster ami IOU A "S'P'1 _ L55. Billie" 2. 7 :ill -r.-n. r.n. Aug. "KENT'S KOUNTRY KOMBO" Wedding Dance Tom Takes Mary Lou Miller PRAIRIE MOON BALLROOM Prairieburg, Iowa Dress Up Rules Res. 437-2271 WORLD "My Name (s Nobody" TIMES "The Sound of Music" 1 S. Saturday matinee "The Sound of Music" 2. f> PLAZA "Where the Red "ern Grows" 1 :4H, STACK 1 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" Saturday matinee "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" STAOE 2 "Dirty Mary ('rax.y Larry" 8. Saturday matinee "Dirty Mary Larry" STAGE 3 "For Pete's Sake" 8, Saturday matinee "For Pete's Sake" 2 "Herbio Rides Again" I-AH. 9. MARION Features at 11 I. :l, 5. 1. 9. 11. COLLINS "The Maeon Ciiunty Line" 9: -'Box Car Bertha" Khali: "Bullet for Pretty Boy" TW1XT TOWN "Buster and Billie" Lasl Detail" -The Deadly Trackers" 1. TWIN WEST My Name Is Nobody" -Joe Kidd" "Limbo" TWIN EAST -The Young Swingers" "The Swinging Pussycats" "The Swinging Models" Every Sot. p.m. SEEFEATERS BUFFET per person Children under 10, Roast Round of Beef, Besf Stroganoff, Satads, Relishes, Desserts Grant Wood Kitchen Our New Czech Heritage Display MOTOR HOTEL ADJACENT GUEST PARKING 1st Appearance "Direct From Los Angeles "Suzan James" UNIQUE MOTEL Only 2 Minutes Downtown 852 A Ave. NE IIWB 6300 SIXTH ST. SW TEL NOW thru TUES. The amorous adventures of lour little sex kittens... who decided to stray, from pad to pad- to make .ANIMAL DESIRES IN ft M A LS r- I GORGEOUS ,v MAKE 14, FOB AND BURNING WITH PASSION.., SWINGIN' MODELS" COLOR SWINGIN' PUSSYCATS" By Marilyn Beck HOLLYWOOD (NY I'l Mary Tyler Moore anil hus- band (irant Tinker will cele- brate the cementing of their reconciliation with ;i tnp to Hawaii next mo.ith. It will provide a well-deserved rest for Tinker, who, as president of MTM Knterprises. has had his -hare of pressure nig production of ision shows According to Mary, (irant's involvement with so many new projects has been tremely healthy for their marriage. "One of our prob- lems she says, "was that ioo much of our time revolved around my actiuties We were simply together loo much." One of the MTM pnnlur- tions knocked off tiie fall line- up by the recent prime-lime access ruling now is resched- uled for shooting in Septem- ber. From the way things are working out. the delayed debut could be the best thing that ever happened to "Second The Bob Crane star- rer, which gave every indica- tion of being a video flop, now is being revamped, restruc- tured and rewritten. As fur the "flagship" of the MTM stable "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" things there are humming along splendidly. And it looks as if a replacement for Valeric Marilyn Beck iiiiVcfiy lomul. Nurlh cheeked in lasl monlh fur one-shot '.'.'.frk as a saloon singer-piano player who yds invulviMl with Mary's buss. Lou (Irani. The wi'iii sn well and Sherry .mil ahuiK so beautifully tin' cast that she's mm scheduled in move into the .sjirl-iii-tlu'-iii'M-iipartiiu-nl rule left vacant by Valerie's de- part lire I" her new "Khoda" senrs How tragic that Cass Klliou's nniiiiiely death Monday came ill a lime when the hefty en- tertainer seemed lo he enjoy- ing a fresh oullook on both her career and her personal life Xni lout; asn Cass tnhl me, "I have learned tn live with myself. I've spent two years in analysis and as a result I've learned a lot about myself about my weight problem and about things in life 1 didn't like bill was afraid tn change." At she hardly had lime lo try. Known to most as "Mama Cass" nf the once-pop- ular 'Mamas and Papas" rock group, she was in the miiist of ;i successful concert lour of Kngland when she died. Another serifs actor with a I licet tie-urg Sanford Brown I feels his performance on ABC's 'The Rookies" isn't gelling the artistic recognition o deserves Fur'hernmro. he's oommocd hi co-stars also aren't gelling a fair shake being lumped together by industry and press as just, "three more TV tups in lust one mure TV police show." Brown might be a bit preju- diced, of course, but he feels that "liookie" player Herald S. OT.oughlin should have had an Kiiiuiy nomination by now and Ihal the cast in general does some of the best ensem- ble playing to be seen any- where on TV. tieorg is convinced that the uniquely close off-camera relationships of the "Rookies" co-stars contribute greatly to their mi-camera skill. Me says they socialize frequently, and if a difference of opinion or temporary personal strain develops, they hold a meeting and thrash things out. He does admit that this deli- cate balance was deeply af- fected by the recent departure of Michael Ontkean who was ousted from Hie series when his demands exceeded the producers opinion of his worth. SNEAK PREVIEW TOMORROW AT P.M. METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER'S NEW SPECTACULAR THAT YOU HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND HEARING ABOUT ON RADIO AND TELEVISION! -STARRING- FRED A5TAIRE BING CROSBY SENE KELLY PETER LAWFORD LIZA MINNELLI DONALD O'CONNOR DEBBIE REYNOLDS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT HEADQUARTERS! 6300 6f H STREET S.W. LUXURIOUS LIVINC ROOM THEATRE WITH ROCKING.CHAIR WORLD DOWNTOWN.. SO MUCHCORNI IT TAKES TWO THEATRES TO HOLD BUT NOW PLAYING! 'SIN! is out to build a legend in his time! OPEN i SERGIO LEONE prints [Hill as Jack Beauregard as "Nobody" is Nobody FIRST RUN! PLUS AT TWIN WEST ONLY CLINT EASTWOOD KIDD" "LIMBO" COLOR A TITILLATING ROMP! DARING! PROVOCATIVE! "Erotic Deal" SHE CAME FUlLY Bonus "Sell, Sell, Sell" IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY YOU DON'T GET THE HONEY RATED XXXXXX H ELD OVER... WEEK! EASTOWN -KHWABT EAST CENTER- MATINEES DAILY ALL THIS FIKT BUN SHOWING! i 3 _ BIG BIILIE" 9; 15 ft was 1948. There was a girl likf in every school. All the boys knew her. but Buster loved her and no one understood, BUSTER and BILLIE i htivi' been ti love .story' BUSTER FiciL'Jii; f, IE: UJINS I BONUS HITS TWIXT-TOWN ONLY BHHI JACK 1ST DRIVE-IN SHOWING NICHOLSON THE IAS1' BKl'AIL 5 DAYS! 4 CITIES! 200 BEERS! 3 WOMEN AND 2 BRAWLS! AND YOU'RE RIGHT WITH THEM ON THE ROWDIEST SPREE OF THE YEAR! iiv.i "No Hovy's going to give jome poor kid E years in the brig without me taking Kim out lor the lime ol He learned more about life in 5 days than in all of his a.'17 years! Dl RUN I RICHARD! HARRIS I HELD OVER... WEEK! CEDAR RAPIDS EASTOWN2 MATINEES DAILY ALL THIS WEEK 0-9-00 The liOUERBliE BUG is back MEl.tN M N KEENAN HAYES BERRY POWERS WYNN
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