Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
TO The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Aor. 30, 1974
By Marilyn Beck
HOLLYWOOD (NYT) -
You d think producers were all-star Inc Ii school football players the way various states try ta lure them away from the Hollywood bench onto their own fields of action Film production companies leave loads of loot in a filming area — and attract flocks of money-spending tourists.
Paramount Pictures won t start production on the film adaptation of Sidney Sheldon's novel. "The Other Side of Midnight”, until late this year But studio execs insist they have absolutely no intention of changing the title — in spite of other “Other Side" movies already filming. There’s Orson Welles’s “The Other Side of the Wind and Pillow ay's story of skier fill Kinmont entitled. “The Other Side of the Mountain".
The other side of the story
is that Paramount learned
through “Godfather" and “Love Story” that once a book becomes entrenched on the hist-seller lists, the title becomes a star “The Other Side ut Midnight" has been on the lists for months.
Robert Radnitz will add a special Amish advisor to “The Birch Interval" company when the picture films in September in Amish communities near Harrisburg and Gettysburg. Pi Filmmaker Radnitz wants to make sure Ins troupe abides by strict Amish regulations (some of which will provide some education for the Hollywood film company) and that the picture is strictly authentic. Currently he is scouting the Gettysburg area for a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl to play lead roles in the picture. He struck out on that score closer to home.
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Around the "Nakia" Albuquerque set they’re very much aware of the 1971 series in which Glenn Ford portrayed a sheriff of the contemporary Southwest "Nakia” executive producer. Charles Larson, helmed Ford's TV production, and "Nakia" regular. Taylor Ladler, served as Glenn’s “Cade’s County” sidekick Working with Ford, says Larson, was an experience he’ll never forget. Larson walked around hunched over during each installment of the show “ ’cause Ford s very insecure and doesn’t like anyone looking taller than he does on camera We ended up friends, but there was a lot of tension at first.”
Tension is one thing remarkably absent from the “Nakia" set. The esprit de corps is something special, as
Gloria De Haven discovered as soon as she joined the troupe
She had felt like an outsider when she first arrived in Albuquerque to take on the role of secretary/peacemaker. “I stayed off by myself in the apartment — until the gang wouldn’t hear of it I’ve worked in this business for 4(1 years, but I’ve never met a company as beautiful as this.”
The affection felt for the 49-year-old veteran actress by her youthful co-stars made itself apparent when I joined th#' cast for dinner atop Albuquerque’s Sandia peak It was Bob Forster and Lather who rushed to Gloria’s side like concerned mother hens when she became ill on the tram trip to the top of Sandia mountain
The 20-minute ride is a breathtaking, marvelous experience for someone without acrophobia. As it turned out. the only thing Gloria fears more than heights is lightning — and rain began to pelt the tram during our ascent. By the time we had swung through the clouds and up to the peak. Gloria was in tears and suffering terribly from shortness of breath
“I feel so silly," she apologized later. "But they’re childhood-implanted fears Can you imagine, I still hide in a closet with a bag over my
during a lightning
Played poker with Amarillo
Slim Friday night. Lost. Did come close to beating the world champion poker player, though. We were the last two players left at the table, and he was down to $1 .OOO and I up to $59,000 — when the tables turned.
Actually, I couldn’t have taken the money home, win or lose. It was on loan from Columbia Pictures, who staged the game between Slim and five members of the press to promote his performance in "California Split” A bit of old-fashioned Hollywood
hoopla the studios don’t indulge in much anymore.
Amarillo, with his title still intact, split for his Texas home when the game was over. But he’ll be back to Hollywood. Slim’s going to be the subject of a new television series — bast'd loosely on the adventures and misadventures that have put millions in his pocket. ’Course, he doesn’t play exactly cricket. He memorizes the cards and knows all the statistics. For instance: The odds of being dealt a straight flush — are I in t>49,-740 No wonder I didn t win!
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Nashville Pickers Pitch Baseballs and Songs
By Joe edwards
NASHVILLE, Term (AP) -For th«* price (if admission to a major league baseball game, fans also are getting tilt' opportunity to set1 a country music show
And the country music industry has found a novel way of exposing its sound
The Nashville Pickers, baseball team comprised of country music singers, musicians, songwriters and executives, is playing games in major league ballparks before the regular game.
Afterwards, they put on a 90-minute country music show that would normally cost $4 to $K a ticket
“To be quite honest, I think most people come to see the baseball,” said Gene Ferguson, a team member and national promotion manager for Columbia Records.
“But we can expose our music,” he said. “We have
the fans captured; maybe they don’t like our music when they come, but maybe they do when they leave.”
Members of the team include Roy Clark, who plays several positions; Jerry Reed, third base; Bill Anderson, first base; Tommy (’ash,
Rudolph Valentino Still Draws Fans
HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - It’s been almost half a century since his death, but the greatest of the silent movie lovers still draws his faithful fans.
Several hundred persons, many of them elderly women, turned out last week for services at Hollywood Memorial park marking the 48th anni
versary of the death of Rudolph Valentino, the slickhaired star of “The Shiek” and “The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse”,
Actress Mary McLaren, who was a star in Valentino's day and knew him then, spoke, along with Pilson Potter, chaplain of the Troupers club.
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“I think most of these players would surprise you at how well they play, if not offensively, tht'ii defensively," said Ferguson, who formed the team th na1 years ago
Try To Play Well
“Roy Clark is a good hitter,” he said “We try to play well enough not to embarrass ourselves.”
The team contacts major league ball clubs and offers itself as a promotion Essentially, the team asks for a fee to cover only its expenses and the cost of sponsoring Little League teams in Nashville, plus a fund for building a stadium here.
"It would normally cost $;K1,(MM) to book this type of 90-
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