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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazelle: Kit, Sept. 13, 1974 Show Business Beat Hy Marilyn Beck HOLLYWOOD (NVT) Fred Williamson claims he hasn't officially been Informed that ABC wants to huy him out of his contract us "NFL Monday Night Football" ex- port commentator. However, he admits point-blank he wouldn't be surprised if he learned such news soon. "It's obvious to everyone that there are problems, that it's just not coming together on the he says. "But the fault isn't mine, it's Howard Cosell's. He's avoided me on all three of the games we've done, just let my lines die. I'm not coming off well be- cause he's not doing what he does best playing it for con- troversy. Something's hap- pened to Howard lately: He's started taking himself serious- ly. And it's not very becom- ing." The pro ballplayer-turned- actor has achieved a hard- fought reputation as Mr. Ego. However, sharing a broadcast booth with champion egn- tainer Cosell, Fred's brag- gadocio facade has abruptly fallen away and he's been coming off timid as a mouse caught in a lion's cage. Now, obviously concerned about his future on the show, Williamson says he's ready to start fighting back. "Game number four will show a most definite he vows. The real Fred Williamson will rear his ugly head or-at least what (he public has come to regard as the real Fred Williamson." From the game plan he out- lines, it would appear we can expect to see fireworks on ABC Monday night. "I'm going to take the initi- ative away from Cosell. I'm going to let him have he promises. "Yeah, you'll see controversy In the booth. You can bet on that." And If it's too late in the game for Williamson to save his career as a television commentator? "If I'm not wanted, why says the suddenly- meek Fred. "I don't want to be anywhere I'm not liked." Then, sounding a bit more like the fellow who's earned his share of fame and fortune as Fred Williamson, the bombastic, the vainglorious, he adds, "besides, I'll sell anything for a price. It wouldn't bother me a'tall." Lucie Arnaz was still In a state of shock when I spoke to her Thursday about (he premature shuttering of at the L. A. Music Center. The production had drawn rave reviews for Lucille Ball's talented daughter. But, once again justifying Los An- geles's reputation as a terrible theater town, ticket sales just weren't there, and the notice went up Tuesday that the show would shut down Sunday night instead of on its planned Sept. 26 close date. "Shocked as I am about says Lucie, who's just winding up a four-month cross-country lour with the show, "I'm still grateful that a lot of impor- tant people have seen It and some awfully nice things are happening as a result. There have teen movie offers, and Paramount TV has even want- ed lo tie me down lu a series contract. I said 'no' lo Par- amount, only because televi- sion was where I was at when I started on my mom's series. There are a lot of things I'd like to do before I return to se- ries work. Like movies. Like another play." Peter Falk has no intention of conceding the ratings wars to the opposition without a fight. If he has anything to do with it, his "Columbo" series will leave the video arena because he's grown tired of the show not because the public's grown tired of "Co- Just a few months back, Falk was of such contrary frame of mind he slapped suit against Universal Studios to FRI. SEPT. 13 The Jelly Bohemian SAT. SEPT. 14 Super fiocfcl Rosorvatlons 857-3002 Comfng noxf weak: FRI. SEPT. 20 JOHNNY KETELSEN SAT. SEPT. 21 ENOCH SMOKEY THE HOT SPOT EMERGENCY ROOM 4650 1st Avo.N.E. Bud-Blue-Old Mil. on Tap Trophy Lounge presents Frl. Night "STEAMBOAT WILLY" Sat. Night "WEBSTER JOHN" 519 H Street S.W. Live Entertainment Every Friday and Saturday Night Happy Bright and Tony Serving Foods Alon.-Thurs. 5-10 Friday 5-11. Saturday 5-12 Tues. Thurs. Mexican Foods '2.95 RANCH SUPPER CLUB Party Rooms, Capacity 10-125 Rehearsal Dinners ON HIGHWAY 218 MIDWAY BETWEEN CEDAR RAPIDS AHD IOWA CITY Dial 857-26" T Enjoy Our Delicious Eat it Here or Carry-out Fri. and Sat. Dance To DICK MILLER COMBO 957 Rockford Road S.W. 364-0976 Across From Veterans Stadium Continuous entertainment at THE MEETING PLACE. KEITA LEITA, from Jamaica exciting Fire Dancer and Bolly Dancer, starting with a 5i30 pm Matinee. Evening shows 2 am. UNIQUE MOTEL 852 A Avenue NE. 2 minutes from downtown. Trie Siri 10 St. Intersections are now open! 365-9061 LET'S GO ROLLER SKATING! Fri. Sat. Nights 7 to 10 p.m. and to 12 P.M. ADMISSION Extra Session 50c Skate Rental 35c MATINEE 1 SKATE Sunday Nighf SPECIAL FAMILY DISCOUNT Whole Family includes skates i- Schools, Churches, Scouts, Etc. I Book your Skating Parties Now! CEDAR RAPIDS Highway 30 West Phone 365-0176 Marilyn Beck break his "Columbo" con- tract. But what a change of mood has overcome him! He was on the phone Thursday asking me lo tell readers that the segment of his scries which opens the new season Sunday is the best segment ever. It also happens to be the first lime "Columbo" will be facing Telly Savalas' popular "Kojak" series as lime-slot competition. Falk does concede thai he expects ratings of his NBC show to suffer because of CBS' Sunday night schedule reshuf- fle. But he's convinced the popularity of "Kojak" also will be hurt by the move. "You can make says Peter, 'Columbo' will sur- vive the season. It'll do more lhan that. My deal calls for me to be back in fall of 75 and I see no reason why I won't be." We'll soon see if "Kojak" interferes with those plans. Acting Course For Beginners Acting classes for beginners 'III be offered at the Cedar apids Community Theater lis fall and next spring. I're- egislration is open this week nd next for the fall semester. The course will consist of ight Saturday morning ses- ions from 10 a.m. to noon for oung people grades 5-8. The semester opens Sept. 21 nd ends Nov. 9. The fee is payable by the student at ae opening session. Parents should prc-register leir children by calling the ommunity Theater, 362-0501 r 362-7632, weekdays between I a.m. and 3 p.m. Hold in the CftCT Studio, 128 Third street SE, the lasses will be supervised by .eader Theater Coordinator atrick Cassidy and Managing Director Don Tescher. The spring semester will egin March 22. Need a bike, car, or home? lop the want ads. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 Tonlte Country Travelers n A if and RAY the Tennesseeans KETELSEN The Best in Country and Country Rock Always! 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"BIG FAT DUTCHMEN" Benefit Dance for (he Ryan Community Sept. 14 "Do's Don'ts" PRAIRIE MOON BALLROOM Prairleburg, Iowa Dross up Rufoi Res. 437-2271 EVENING SPECIALS Steak Wednesday-Fried Chicken Potato, Roast Pork Dressing Salad, Beverage Evening Specials With Our Salad Bar OR YOU MAY ORDER FROM OUR REGULAR MENU SUNDAY NOON BUFFET 1 j.m. TO 2 p.m. Select from Several Meats Delicious Homemade Salads Closed Mondays Highway 21 8 at North Liberty Phone 626. Only 1 2 Minutes South of Cedar Tues.-Thurs. a.m.-8 p.m. Fri. a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 8 a.m.- Dinner Visit our WOOD'N WHEEL GIFT SHOP EVERYTHING GOOD! TREAT YOUR FAMILY TO TEE SUPER SUN. BUFFET 4107 First Avenue S.E. Next to Target Phone 393-9727 Adults Chilren under 10 Children under 3 FREE A C A B D 1 ff CEDAR VALLEY SEPT. 13-14 p.m. RAIN DATE SUNDAY SEPT. 15 FOR INFORMATION CALL: (319) 846-2459 NIGHT OF PULL: (319) 365-8656
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