Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Son writes book on sex crises of parents' lives By RONALD BATCHELOR LONDON They were like skaters drifting apart to opposite ends of the rink and then floating together again in an embrace which becomes all the more beautiful because of the separation This characterization of a 19-year marriage was written an author who decided to lisclose what only a few in- timates had previously tnown His mother was a Les- Jian and his father a homosex- jal The story would have shock- and scandalized Britain a decade especially is the principals were CERAMICS Weaver McCarroll Dec. 14th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15th 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. UofL Art Gallery aristocrats renowned in literature and politics Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West sur- mounted an extraordinary marriage and contrived its survival in the face of their physical intimacy with members of their own sex Their son. Nigel has portrayed the sexual crises of his parents' lives in Portrait of a Marriage He reproduces his mother's autobiographical account of her Lesbianism and tells of his lather s fight to save the marriage Nigel Nicolson appeared on BBC-TV after the recent publication to justify the ex- posure of his dead parents' sexual and emotional problems He said that if they had in- dulged in affairs with the op- posite I doubt whether the marriage would have lasted The book they were two very exceptional that they were devoted to each other There is nothing sordid in the book It bares the human heart it does not bare the hu- man body Harold younger AND SAT. PARK PLAZA CABARET PRESENTS 'CHALLENGE' LABOR Corner 2nd Ave. and 13tn St. N. Weekend Entertainment In The Clubrooms Thursday-Dec. 13 at the Organ Friday-Dec. 14 Saturday Dec. 15 MEMBERS AND THEIR INVITED GUESTS Dallas Hotel Proudly Presents It you like Country and Commercial rock music don't miss this group. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre in color starring Simon Anne Bancroft and Robert Shaw Friday and December 14 and 15 Thursday show at 815 pm ADULT FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre LADY SINGS THE in color starring Diana Ross as Billie Holiday Friday and December 14 and 15 Thursday show at 8 00 p m RESTRICTED ADULT MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre ON in color. Starring Elvis Presley Thursday and December 13 and T4 Thursday show at 8.30 p m FAMILY. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre FISTFUL OF in color Starring Clint Eastwood and Leo Van Cleef December 13 show at 8 15 p m ADULT FABER Tower Theatre 'THE m color starring Steve McQueen and All MacGraw. Friday and December 14 and 15 Thursday shows at 7-00 and 9 00 p m RESTRICTED ADULT son of a baronet who later became a peer of the was a rising star in Britain's diplomatic service but left it at Vita's urging and became a journalist He entered Parliament where he joined Winston Churchill in opposing the Munich agreement appeasing Hitler in 1938 He also became a renowned biographer and diarist If blame must be apportion- ed for the troubles of the Nicolson it must go. as Nigel's account dis- to Vita She had already had two passionate love affairs with women before marrying Harold One of those affairs continued after the marriage She later was intimate with Virginia Woolf one of Eng- land s finest authors Principal wins big libel suit FREDERICK. Md A jury has to a Montgomery County high school principal who sued the Montgomery County Sen- tinel for libel The suit followed the publication by the newspaper on March 18 of an arti- cle which included a rating of Dr Fred Dunn and one other high school principal as suited for their jobs The btorv rated each high school principal in the county on a scale ranging from ex- cellent to unsuited Take stroll Sophia Loren and Richard Burton walk past a group of Neapolitan kids m Wednesday between scenes of they are shooting under the direction of Vittono De Sica. Judge gives actor break Transistor Batteries Batteries pour transistors See your favorite DEALER or Leister's Music Ltd. Paramount Bldg SANTA Calif Actor David Janssen has been found in contempt of court for in back alimony allegedly owed his former wife Superior Court Judge ordered the 48-year-old Janssen to pay alimony to Elhe Janssen by Dec 27 The payments date back to last February The citing the actor's decreased ability to pay and what he termed Mrs Janssen s more limited reduced future monthly payments to from The couple was divorced in 1970 after 10 years of marriage They have no children NEW YORK The American Guild of Variety Artists reduced to passing a tin cup to meet a current operating has been rescued by the Tin Man of the Wizard of Oz Jack Haley the retired ac- tor who played the role of the Tm Man and is vice-president of the AFL-CIO donated to keep the un- ion in it was disclos- ed Tuesday It s nice to know somebody cares Penny for- mer B'ondie of the movies and currently executive-president of the 8 000-member AGVA said of the gift The Tin Man has a heart LOS ANGELES Germame one of the successful young black rock group The Jackson took out a licence Tuesday to marry Hazel daughter of the owner of the group s recording company They will be married here Dec 15 Miss Gordy is the daughter of Berry chairman of the board and president of Motown Industries a record and filmmaking organization in Los Angeles Jackson is lead singer and bass with the group Comet becoming fainter Tonight thru Saturday BRIAN SKLAR AND CANADIAN CLUB at the MINERS' 733 -13th St. N. members and Invited Guests only WASHINGTON Once expected to be the brightest comet of modern times comet Kohoutek is proving to be something of a disappointment says a U S Navy astronomer Astronomer Myron Mira- nian of the U S Obser- vatory says latest calculations indicate the comet is 40 times fainter now than had been predicted last Arpil And he said it will remain so until it disappears from earthly view 6 for 86 SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE FOR OUR NATIONS I don t think it s going to be a spectacular object to the naked that at best the comet's head will never look bigger and brighter to nakedeye viewers than does the planet Jupiter new visible in the southwestern he said Such a view should be pos- sible beginning around Jan 5 and lasting until about Jan he said adding that viewers probably will be able to see the comet s tail SPECIAL ATTRACTION to entertain you at THE Lethbridge Hotel lor 2 weeks starting Dec. 10 Frank James See Frank James play 5 guitars at one time. Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Family entertainment FIDDLER ON THE 15 One Complete 15 PARAMOUNT CINEMA Adult Entertainment Short 15 9 20 LADY 50 9 55 Last Complete 20 COLLEGE CINEMA Restricted Adult VAMPIRE 00 10 05 LEGEND OF HELL 35 Last Complete 35 TV THURSDAY MOVIE of the C Ch. 7. A gunshnger bandit who has gone straight is forced by his uncle the leader of an outlaw to join in a holdup CRIME Ch. 13. Hawkins defends a businessman charged with murdering a man he blam- ed for the suicide of his son MOVIE Uit 7 Cb. 9. World War II action featuring the rescue of a German rocket scientist MOVIE 9 Ch. 7. The story of a woman who is against uprooting her family to move out to the West but agrees to go because she loves and respects her husband MUSIC Andy 9 Ch. 13. A Christ- mas holiday get-together with Andy Williams and his family CRIME The Streets of San 10 Ch. 13. A senior citizen turns to help his contem- poraries in financial trouble but his career escalates into holdups and bombings DOUBLE 12 midnight and Ch. 7. The first is Dimension 5 and the second Hush Sweet Charlotte FRIDAY MOVIE of a 1 Cb. 13. A tale ot a woman pianist in love with a medical student who is married to another Barrett makes impression CHARLOTTETOWN Premier Dave Barrett of British Columma made a favorable impression on his recent visit to Quebec but he didn t have the approach to make important steps says Claude editor of Le Devoir Mr Barrett knows less about the Quebec situation than any other politician in Canada. 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