Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 29, 1974, Page 26

Cedar Rapids Gazette

November 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ■* *.. The C edar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Sot 29. 1971    ]    3 Mb Debbie Reynolds Determined To Build a Hollywood Museum Debbie Reynolds New Orleans Police Arrest French Quarter Street Band NEW ORLEANS (UPI) -French Quarter merchants complained about the “French Market .Jazz Band” street preformance so police arrested the whole troupe, including its star trumpet player, the New Orleans coroner. Dr Frank Minyard. who plays with the 10-man hand in his spare time, was working with the group last week. drawing a crowd of 500 people on Royal street. But merchants claimed the crowd clogging the street was reducing their business and complained. Police arrested the band In municipal court, the group was arraigned on charges of begging and disorderly conduct. Band leader “T-Bone Scotty” Hill said the band doesn t solicit money, although it will. in the American democratic tradition.” accept contributions from appreciative listeners. City Attorney Phillip Brooks said he would look into the case before deciding whether to prosecute. ‘Theres a legitimate purpose in the band being there, but like everything else. Playwright Asks for Swiss U. N. Withdrawal .JERUSALEM (AP) -Swiss playwright Frederick Duerrenmatt says he will ask the Swiss government to withdraw from the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to protest UNESCO’s withdrawal of $1,000 in monthly aid to Israel In a newspaper interview, the author dended as “absurd” the reason for cutting off aid that Israeli archeological excavations were altering the features of the Holy City. it has to be regulated,” he said “Personally, I can't see where it hurts.” After the arraignment, the band assembled in front of the nearby house of detention and struck up a rousing “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” for the benefit of the prisoners inside. By Bab Thomas LOS ANGELES (AP) -While Debbie Reynolds set no academic records at Burbank high school,she does know her history, and she is doing something about preserving Hollywood’s. When her Broadway hit “Irene” ojx*nt»d here at the Shubert theater, the star insisted on a $50-a-ticket preview and supper party to benefit the Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum If anyone can get the museum built, it is Debbie “The studios aren't going to do it,' she says. “The people running the studios nowadays don’t care about Hollywood’s past. I think it s now up to the guilds to take over and try to build this thing ” Debbie’s Treasures A permanent museum for movie and television artifacts has been discussed for years Pioneer producer Sol lesser almost accomplished the feat a decade ago, but his plan foundered rn bureaucratic waters Debbie Reynolds discussed her crusade at her Beverly Hills mansion between the matinee and evening performances of “Irene” and displayed some of the treasures in her basement — Marilyn Monroe’s gown from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, Katharine Hepburn’s costume from “Sea of Grass”. Deborah Kerr’s from “The Prisoner of Zenda”. "The picture business has always been sloppy about taking care of its history,” she said “The studios only cared about the present, and they’ve lost costumes, props, still photographs —even mov ies. NOW THM. SUN. SHOWS 2-3>50-5>40 7:30-9:30 plaza The motion picture that's sweeping the country-stealing the hearts of adults and kids alike I ii family film by jo* camp “Everybody who has ever been loved by a dog will adore Benji." cosmopolitan *Thank goodness—the kind of movie parents, as well as their kids, will find utterly charming and entertaining. Hot Dog!” •    nae it Benji is better than any animal film I have seen since ‘My Friend Flicka'. It is as good or better than anything turned out by Disney Productions since Walt passed away." TM* MIAMI Mf AIS .. an almost hypnotically entertaining film. ” MIM PM IS PMI SA KIMI? A* “Did you know that they had to go to Russia to get a complete print of the old Eddie Cantor picture, ‘Whoopee’? I think that’s terrible.” The turning point for Debbie came when MGM auction^ off its costumes and props in a desperation move to stave off bankruptcy. She consulted with designer Hugh Hunt, who had worked on scores of MGM movies from “Marie Antoinette” to “Gigi”. He advised her what was worth buying, and she did her own research in old photos to make sure the items were authentic. “I tried to pick up things that could make whole That OTHER Crusoe never had it so good... or so FUNNY! I ... on a tropical I island with a % fun-loving chap, lf a hula-happy chick ^ and a IMJifclMCV, WAH DISNEY,-*. IX ROBIN CRUSOE,U.S.N mm DYKE-nancyKWAN-ak,mTAMIROFF TODAY! SHOWS AT 1,30-1,30 3,30 7 30-9,30 DAILY OR Stow CHirti Batts Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 scenes.” she explained. “For instance, I could rebuild a set from Raintree County’ with chairs, tables a piano. Then I tried to get a costume for each imixirtant person in the cast.” She also picked up a pair of those ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz”. "They were worn in tests,” said Debbie, who cast doubt on the pair that was auctioned off as the real ones “I tried them on and they were too big; Judy and I wore the same size — 4 Vfc.” Debbie bought more Hollywood luna at the 20th Cen* tury-Fox and Columbia Pictures auctions and has personal donations from such figures as Jack Oakie and Frtxi Astaire. “The trouble is that stars hardly ever kept their own costumes,” she said. “The studio owned them, and they never gave us the opportunity to buy the clothes." Building Problem She put her own time and money into the collection, which is now running up big storage bills. Now the museum is a nonprofit organization, and she is looking for a way to get it built “Bob Hope is interested,” she said. “He owns property opposite NHC and was thinking of putting up his own museum there “The Harold Lloyd estate would be a perfect place, but the neighbors put up a big fight over traffic when the place was open to the public.” WELCOME TO SCENIC ATOKA COUNTY FV»p. 10,000. Cross burnings. Rope. Arson. Murdet Its a great pioce to live if THET let you. 'W* v7 • • if:.* sB I rn-*' ■ EL- EXCLUSIVE! FIRST RUN! IP FRI. OPEN — 6:45 J/ SHOWS - 7:30-9:30 J J SAT. I SUN. J** 1:30-3:30-5:30 7:30-9:30 R JttlTBlCTlD ^ A Pit rn mount A WILLIAM A LEZ ANDER-BILL SHIFFRIN PRODUCTION RICHARD LEE BURTON MARVIN A TERENCE TOUNG FILM ‘THE KLANSMAN” WILLIE ANO GY ARE BUDDIES HAVING THE LAUGH OF THEIR LIVES PLAYING AMATEUR COPS...BUT IT S NO LAUGHING MAHER! HELD OVER! 2ND BIG WEEK CARROLL ERNEST O’CONNOR BORCNINE LAW AND DISORDER ^■o A TRUE STORY TONITI 7:45-9:45 SAT I SUN 2:35-4:35-7:45-9:45 K4AAAT TONIGHT DOORS OPEN 7:00 P.M. SAT. AND SUN. DOORS OPEN 2:00 P.M. ALWAYS FREE PARKING THEIR LOVE WAS AS WARM AS THE SUMMER WINDS. (ft © id 'ii TRIAL OF BILLY JACK TONITI SAT.    SUN. 6:45-9:45 2:30-6:45-9:45 2:30-5:30-0:30 THE DOVE1 IS EXCITING, WARM AND VERY SPECIAL MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT! T0MTE AT 7:40-9:40 SAT t SUN 2:404:40-7:40-9^0 PELHAM IS RACING UNDERGROUND AT 70 MPH. THE TRAIN AND ITS PASSENGERS ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THESE FOUR ARMED, DESPERATE MEN. AN ENTIRE CITY IS HELPLESS! WHAT HAPPENS NOW WILL KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT! 'A*, b 4 A V N* ' • ’N? , *bl\\ theDwing Pelham mi ONE IjpVtwu csss** THREE Everyone read it. Mow you can live it. PA LUMAN PHTUBCt ond PAU A DI DM PHUIHjl HONS ptr , rn THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE WALTER MATTHAU • ROBERT SHAW MARTIN BALSAM-HECTOR ELIZONDO .-H—W' From the prize-winning book about the boy who sailed around the world on a 23-toot sloop A Paramount Release Gregory Peck Presents A diaries Jarratt Film COLOR Joseph Bottoms Deborah Raflin RS? asfitsui •u rn w*mi to* rn niMKtn! MT £ HIT THE ROAD WITH HARRY (ag* 72) AND TONTO (hi* cat-age unknown). FROM NEW YORK TO CHICAGO TO I A.-BY BUS, CAR, AND THUMB ALONG THI WAY YOU ll MEET SON BURT (very stuffy) , DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ELAINE (very bony) GRAND SON NORMAN (very freaky), GINGER (teenager-very?), DAUGHTER SHIRLEY (very independent), WADE (cowboy-very convincing), AND SHOW GIRL (very accomodating). IT'S AN ACADEMY AWARD PERFORMANCE BY ART CARNEY IN A MOVIE THAT S “ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL, FUNNY, TRUE* AND TOUCHING PICTURES ♦ OF THE YEAR” WITH HARRY AND TONTO, GETTING THERE IS ALL THE FUN! 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