Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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By Leonard Lyons
Ralph Block, Iowa Native, Dead at 84
NKW YORK - King Hussein find Queen Alia of Jordan Hve assumed the responsibility for the rearing and edu-cadon of the one-year-old baby girl who was orphaned when a Soviet plane crashed •atar Amman airport six months ago.
Princess Margaret is meeting England’s severe energy crisis by keeping her limou-
sine in the garage and is driving, instead, a small car with a top speed of 25 rn.p h.
Dr. Christian Barnard explained why he enjoyed Jacqueline Susann’s “The Love Machine”. “Books like this help my emotional equilibrium and give me more of an insight into human behavior.” After a performance of “Godspell” at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Robert J. Malito, deputy commissioner of public events, introduced the cast to the crew of the U. S. S. destroyer Steinaker, which recently returned from Vietnam.
PARAMOUNT — “Magnum Force” — 7:20, 9:50; shorts — 7, 9:30.
Saturday matinee — “Magnum Force” — 2:20, 4:50; shorts -2,4:30.
IOWA — “The Seven-Ups” — 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45.
WORLD — “Executive Action” — 1:40, 3:35, 5:30, 7:30, 9:35; shorts — 1:30, 3:10, 5:10, 7:05, 9:05.
TIMES — “Run, Virgin, Run” — 1:55, 3:45, 5:35, 7:35, 9:30; shorts — 1:40, 3:25 , 5:15, 7:10, 9:10.
PLAZA - “Robin Hood” - 7,
Saturday matinee — “Robin Hood” — 2, 3:45, 5:35.
STAGE I — “American Graffiti” - 7:45, 9:50.
Saturday matinee — “American Graffiti” i— 2:35, 4:40.
STAGE 2 — “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” — 7:30, 9:40.
Saturday matinee — “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” — 2:40, 4:50.
STAGE 3 - “The Way We Were”- 7:30, 9:45.
Saturday matinee — “The Way We Were” — 2:30, 4:45.
STAGE 4 - “Papillon” - 7, 9:40.
Saturday matinee — “Papillon” — 2:30.
EASTOWN I - “Love Ma chine” — 5:30, 9:30; “The Last Picture Show” — 7:30.
Saturday matinee — “Love Machine” — 1:30; “The Last Picture Show” — 3:30.
EASTOWN 2 - “Seven Blows of the Dragon” — 5:15, 6:45, 8:15,9:45.
Saturday matinee — “Seven Blows of the Dragon” — 2:15. 3:45.
MARION — Features at ll, IJ 3, 5, 7,9, ll.
Walt Frazier, the Hunks*
basketball star, saw “The Day of the Dolphin”, and after the scene in which two dolphins leap IO feet straight up in the air, remarked: “If they can shoot as well as they jump, let’s sign them up.”
Stephen Sondheim wrote the scores for producer-director Harold Prince’s last three musicals, “Company”, “Follies” and “A little Night Music”. Game enthusiast Sondheim said: “Every time I land on Prince, I go directly to Broadway”.
Comedian M o r t y Gunty, who has done many shows with Sergio Franchi and Engelbert Humperdinck, dined at Quo Vadis and observed: “A singer wants the critics to praise his singing; a comedian wants them to sing his praises.”
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Ann-Margret, now starring
in “The Best of Ann-Margret, The Best of Las Vegas” at the Tropicana hotel, recalled George Burns — who discovered her — saying: “I always go out on stage loving the people.” The actress, who once watched him from the wings, saw him make his entrance and said: “That’s when I realized that showering the audience with love is just as important as showering them with talent.”
Producer Jerry Ptfrcel! signed David Steinberg to m c. the “Great Folk Revival” at Nassau Coliseum, Feb. 2.
Folksinger early Simon, who is married to rock star James Taylor, is expecting a baby momentarily. She explained how she’s preparing for her new “role”: “Yesterday I lunched at Mamma Leone’s and the night before I dined at Ma Bell’s.”
Barbara McNair, in her “The Pajama Game” makeup and costume, will join Barbara Walters and Cliff Robertson as a host of the New York Emmy Awards, Jan. 18.
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Attorney. Leonard Boudin, who was associated with Ells-berg and Harrisburg 7 trials, will speak on “The Pentagon Papers” Jan. 27 at the Cathedral of St. John.
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif! chose Boris Schapiro, two-time Jewish world bridge champion — his partner in the Lodbroke Club bridge team — to help him write his new book on bridge.
Emilio Pradros, the flamenco guitarist at the Costa del Sol restaurant, has also been on concert tours for Sol Hurok. He explained the difference between working for a restaurant and an impresario. “When you’re employed by a restaurant, people are interested in the food; but when you work for Mr. Hurok, they want to know about Hurok.”
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Gene Kelly was asked to introduce the “Singin’ in the Rain” sequence for MGM’s retrospective, “That’s Entertainment”, he replied: “I
know there’s often a long wait
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between retakes — but 20
years. . .?”
Christa Helm, Frank Ratter and Chitra, the three stars of the new movie, “Going for Broke”, were discussing a voodoo .sequence in the story in a Miami restaurant, near the location. A patron overheard the descriptions of the strange, secret rites, and called the police. The next day, the set was visited by
police officials, who briefly watched the scene being filmed. They laughed — and left.
I you Brecker owner of Roseland Dance City, was reminiscing about the notables he had seen on his dance floor, and spoke of Fred Astaire: “He’s the man every woman would like to dance with, and every man would like to dance like.”
Before entering the movie business, Block had been reporter and theater critic for the Louisville Couricr-Journal, Kansas City Star, Detroit News and New York Tribune.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ralph[
Block, a newspaperman, movie! producer and government official, died Wednesday in a nursing home in suburban Wheaton, Md. He was 84.
A native of Cherokee. Iowa,
! Block was awarded an Oscar in ! 1939 for “services to the in-Id us try through outstanding "or1k following Ute Japanese at-
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Block is credited with discovering actress Carole Lombard, whom he hired for one of a series of IO low budget pictures he was producing.
He also helped produce five W. C. Fields comedies, including “So’s Your Old Man”.
He is .survived by a daughter, Bridget of Beverly Hills, Calif Burial will be in Cherokee, Iowa.
Andre Previn Seeks British Citizenship
The Cedar Rapids 9 Gazette: Frl., Jan. 4. 1074
Block entered government
________, Andre Pretack on Pearl Harbor, lie soon . , ,
headed 11,0 Office of War Infer- ™' conductor of thet Ij0ndon (nation in India and later was Symphony Orchestra, horn a public affaire; officer to the German and naturalized an American mission in New Delhi. [American, now is seeking Brittle returned to Washington in ish citizenship. 1L . . ,
the late 1940s and served in “For personal and artistic rea- thousands of young people away
various posts in the U. S. over-
‘Opiate of People'
Is Now Pop Music
MOSCOW (UPI) - The opiate of the people, it seems, is not religion any longer.
According to the Ukrainian youth newspaper Komsomolskoo Znamya, the new opiate is pop music.
It said authorities in the West protect even “scandalous” pop musicians “because they take
seas information program until his retirement in 1960.
sons, I prefer living here to any- from where else,” Previn, 44, once [ about said of Britain. |ture.”
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