European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 25 1968, Page 12

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 25, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseBy Norman Goldstein a staff writer the television commercial formerly the orphan of to creative Ity the stodgy Gray necessary evil Inan entertainment medium has come in to its often reflects More imagination and More artistry than the show it interrupts. Many engender More next Day conversation than the programs the support. Imaginative advertising agencies have brought to the new commercials All the artistic techniques of the Well mad movie telescoped into a minute or 30 seconds or have provided a successful step ladder for several aspiring actresses the Type who previously went the route of Stock Heaters or and one of the most memorable of the treasures unearthed bythe camera is the swedish Beauty Gunilla the name is unfamiliar maybe you recall the face caressing a can of men shaving Cream and the voice purring in sensuous swedish accent take Toff take it All off. It of course is the Nasty old stubble that s apparently been keeping All the girls away. But men nothing takes it off and no one puts it on like this swedish , Orn Karin Gunilla Maria Knutson 25 years ago in the Village of Ystad she came to the United states As miss Sweden in the miss universe she came to new York to be a famous Model she professional life has been a Good Deal busier since the shaving Cream commercials she s done four for the company and is divided Between commercials and photographic modelling. She has t done much High fashion because she is Tod healthy looking by her own estimation. Twiggy she s not she s 5-feet-8 and measures 34-23-35. She tested for the shaving Cream commercial about two years ago and contends she was t aware of any Dou ble meaning when she read the lines. But her natural humor came through and spoof replaced sex in the com Mercial. The sultry swedish accent combined with her own Tongue in Cheek interpretation it was All me hit the Jackpot. A sultry television commercials became rungs in the ladder toward Success for Sweden s Gunilla Knutson. Her Agency says she hits a response. She does t take it very seriously so no one else can either.", what does she. See As her Best As sets other than physical the ability to endure pain and As an example of the pain and Dis Comfort she recalls having to eat some 20 grapefruits for one Commer Cial before the director got the effect he wanted. And i used to love it to -s3�&". B ,15 a bedroom scenes such As Here with co Star Quentin Dean joining Elvis a Wresl thing in Presley film epics. Is Elvis Presley asking for More criticism when the Memphis Rock n Roll Pioneer burst upon the scene 12 years ago girls shrieked and swooned handsome editorials and sermons denounced his hip gyrations As lewd and cameramen were told to focus above his explained when i sing i just Start but that image of a swinging Elvis the Pelvis gradually faded into one of a clean Cut clean living youth. Help ing the transition were army service religious recordings including his Mil lion seller album How great thou Art and perhaps paradoxically his movies. Says a Presley director he has never made a dirty an Mem spokesman has said they never go o bed in a Presley picture but now in his two latest films they do go to bed in stay away Joe dialogue inv by Gene Handsaker a staff write plies that Joan Blondel. 58, has the older woman in his life. She pit up an on the bed Romp to 1 tlied"7"lnilling Elvis and pretty teen Ager Quen Dean. Tii in live a Lilloo. Love a Liu now being filmed to has feral of tits and a How the hell or two his dialogue. He arises from a to icentry shared the plot makes with shapely Michele Carey. In t All this inviting now blasts n the far righteous Elvis chuckled. I Dunno he i was wondering about t Uii in. From associates you Siok c Uesu continuing popularity that Ujj phonograph records a " Roo 100 million copies and 28 movies. Norman Tau Immi go ninth Presley film says Ania lured. Ills Outlook on w Dii changed. He of yells h0lh i kit yes be a bit and analyses a script Bel Derfl producer Doug Laurence i Don to where this boy s capabilities Star Michele Carey he s Gerybo � what does the 33-year-old one truck Driver himself think his Teal is it beats me says Elvis. I be had t of Loyal is records still sell Well sir. I m not exactly on top list but i be been is he like movie acting i love l course i Kinda miss the shows personal appearances the Contact people. You get the inspiration audiences give it Back to Eyre waiting for you Elvis assays nervously. Does a scene in what s called his adult comedy. Actor Dick sergeant asks Why legs to locale miss Carey. I a the hell do i know adult Mian Presley explodes. Maybe i you take 10 singing jesuits put them together with a real sex female producer and what do you get you get a swinging group of Seminari ans who Call themselves the Woodstock singers who Are rocking the Colleg campuses from coast to coast. Hip priests you ask that s re hip and handsome and Young and Brilliant and they re making Money now too As their aardvark album Walkin through the Park is turning in the dollars. But the Woodstock singers Aren Trich. Matter of fact All the loot the rec Ord makes goes to their school the Jesuit theological Seminary in Wood Stock my. So what s the purpose of priests be coming professional entertainers Well explains Patrick p. Mcdermott of Dallas tex., who plays the trombone and Drums we re trying to break Dow the image of the priest As a person sort of removed from to do it the Woodstock singers have put together a repertoire of Rock Folk and show numbers and in their own arrangements and accompanying them selves with their own instruments they Are setting College kids rocking and even exciting the older just to be real ecumenical about it they keep away from religious turn Bers and they play in protestant churches and at jewish Baltimore not Long ago they were invited to a bar Mitzvah and came in by Martin Gershen Nana staff writer their priestly garb Complete wit jewish Skull Caps to attend the services at the synagogue and the party after wards. Were the hebrew prayers unintelligible to them not at All because in additon to being accomplished musicians each of these singers is doing postgraduate studies at Woodstock. Mcdermott for example who is 29, holds a pad in Bio physics and applied for the astronaut program. Another member of the group Euge Eulrich who plays eight instruments plans to Complete his pad at already holds a master s degree in semitic languages and Speaks hebrew arabic and aramaic among other tongues. He translates at they attend formal affairs in clerical garb the budding priests nor Mally perform attired in Slacks open Collar shirts and Call these our Earth clothes. And we do it to appear Normal said another of the group John j. Labonte of Larch Mont n.y., 28, who holds a master s degree in we Wear our collars la Bonte explains we tend to psyche the audience when they Don t Wear their collars they re so handsome they prove uncomfortably irresistible for the coeds. The girls Don t know How to react especially Catholic girls Labonte says. The Woodstock singers whose Leader is Robert j. Bolanos 31, a former Jesuit instructor at St. Peter s prep school in Jersey City Range in age from 27 to 32, making them a Little older than the average College kid. But the advantage the group has i that it will never grow old. Once a Singer completes his studies at Woodstock he leaves to continue his priestly duties and will be replaced. One of the original number who Cut their fast Selling record Peter Matthews of South Orange n.d., is being ordained this year and has already left the group. He has already been replaced by Gar Schwartzkopf of Teaneck n.j., a biologist who plays the harpsichord and Organ. The group is so educated that the two electricians who travel with them on the Road both jesuits hold advanced degrees. Bob White of Boston has his degree in Patria tics which is the study of Earl Christian history. And Victor Newton also of Boston has a pad from Mit i theoretical physics. Their producer Ramona Crehan is unattractive Spanish woman whose parents Are French and italian and who was raised in Catholic herself Ramona wears a Crucifix and Star of my Mother can speak hebrew. You a never believe she s sicilian she what s the group s favorite song Sunrise Sunset of course. It s on the record and it s from fiddler on the Gunilla travels to assignment on motorcycle. A 12 the stars and stripes Good looks and absence of priestly collars fend to confuse coeds when the Woodstock singers perform at College. The stars and stripes a

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