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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 12, 1967, Darmstadt, HesseHolly woo 3. Joe producer Pasternak a Happy Amateur chef has his own recipe for Hollywood Success. It in name of the game is entertainment by Vernon Scott up staff writer producer Joe Pasternak celebrated his 66th birthday and completion of his 105th motion picture the other Day and revealed the secret for length Success in the Cut Throat picture Busi key according to the wily Hun Garian is youth. Find a Young actor or actress prefer ably one who can sing and act a Little and build him to stardom. When the performer gets too big for his britches or Public interest wanes find a new one. Back in 1936 he found Deanna Dur Binfor his first major production assign ment. He starred her in three it made Deanna an instant Star and Joe an overnight sensation As producer. The film Cost $300,000 and grossed More than $10 million. Joe made nine More pictures with the charming Little Singer and he was off winging. Later it was Pasternak who devel oped Mario Lanza Esther Williams Jane Powell and Kathryn Grayson. A penniless immigrant when hear Rived in the United states 46 years ago Pasternak s first Job in the movies was As a waiter with Paramount studio when it was located Back in new Jersey. Since those Early Days Joe figures his motion pictures have missed consider ably More than $500 million for three studios Universal Mem and now 20th Century Fox where he just completed his first assignment Sweet in this Hollywood of Slick fast talking hustlers Pasternak remains curiously people have always been the movies Best customer he said after quiet birthday Celebration. And the name of the game is entertainment. Tuesday december 12, 1967 i never make message pictures. Leave that message business to Western Union. They Are faster and picture that does t Appeal to youth today is dead. I be known that for40 years and maybe that s Why there Aren t any other producers around who have made 105 feature pictures. I use sex in my pictures too. But Idon t abuse Pasternak is a Small Man hungarian accent is filtered through a voice of charcoal. His Crew Cut Hairis Gray but his Blue eyes Are Lively and filled with keeps his hand on the pulse of youth through his own family. His three offspring Range in age from 18 to 24. They read my scripts and listen tothe music he acknowledges. And they let me know if the property will Appe Alto their age groups. Movie business is a matter of keeping up with � Pasternak has other secrets for his Success unparalleled by any movie maker alive today. I Don t take my actors too seriously he grinned. That s Why i be never had an ulcer. Remember that 80 per cent of my films were musicals or stories with music. And they Are More difficult than straight stories or dramatic themes. I try to avoid Shock values in mysteries. And most of them have a whole some feeling about another of Pasternak s secrets i finding directors who think As he does. Some of the Best have worked for him Charles Vidor Frank Borzage Bob Leonard Richard Thorpe Norman Tau Rog. If you hire the right director half of Mario Lanza Dorothy Kirsten starred in Joe s the problems of a movie Are solved he said. If none of Joe s pictures have Wonase Adamjr awards he could t care less. He s in business to make Money for his studio Bosses. And in that respect few produce shave been As successful. His most successful picture was thereat Caruso with Mario Lanza. His first with Esther Williams. Thrill of Romance racked up nearly $12 million. He has High Hopes for Sweet ride with newcomers Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset co starring with ton Franciosa. Mike and Jacqueline Are fresh faced youngsters with who today s kids can identify. There s no reason Why 1 can t pro Duce another 105 pictures Pasternak grinned. Bright new performers com along every Day and i am one producer who is Happy to bring them to the screen the stars and stripes b Page 11

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