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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta y, Ftbruary 1, 1971 THE litHMIDC! HERALD 7 Era of movie superstars ends TrimnPh of nostalsia RRir.HTYW Fjwland (AP) I MILAN. Italy (AP) By BOB THOMAS j HOLLYWOOD (AP) A sur-! vey of the new film economics indicates the end of the era of the movie per- sonality whose importance couW attract salaries up to ?1 million a picture. Only one superstar appears to have survived the severe cut in actors' salaries: John Wayne. Just a couple of years ago, Wayne was one of a group of stellar performers who were considered so potent at the box office that producers would pay them the equivalent of mil- lion for a less initial money, but with 10 per cent of the gross receipts. Club members included Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jack Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Shirley M a c L a i n c, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Tay- lor, Elvis Presley, Sidney Po- itier. Look what's liappenhig now. Julie Andrews hasn't made a movie in two years She was re-1 apiece, was inactive for two ported to do She Loves Me for I years. She now is making a film MGM and 1 Do! 1 Do! lor the j in London, taking a large per- Mirisch Co. but both projects were cancelled because of high costs. Elizabeth Taylor, after five successive flops at 51 Bullion You still can buy California attire I OTTAWA (CPi The govern- ment assured Western Canadi- ans today that it has no inten- tion of interfering with their taste for California clothing fashions through a new textile and clothing board. Marcel Lambert (PC-Ed- JOHN WAYNE Lone survivor DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic Notional Store Bldg. Ph. 327-7244 lethbridge monton West) expressed con- that inhabitants of Alberta and British Columbia favor styles from California over those from Eastern Canada. So strong is the feeling, he said, that young people drive to California to buy jeans, shirts, boots and other garments. centage of the future income ratter than a salary. Husband Richard Burton is also making a London movie at no salary. "After this one, I'll go back to my million-dollar be remarked. Not likely. Elvis Presley, one of the first superstars to make Si million a film, hasn't made a movie in two years, except for a docu- mentary of his singing tours. Shirley MacLaine has signed to make a television series in England for the ABC network. Some of the other superstars have been inactive. Others have prepared projects through their own companies: McQueen, Douglas, Newman, Lemmon. Newman, Miss Streisand and Poitier have formed their own company, First Artists, al- BRIGHTON, England MILAN, Italy (AP) Nino Ingrid Bergman tried out a j Besozzi, 69, a comedian for 50 Shaw comedy in Brighton, acd j years in Italian plays and mov- tjio 21 iss who reached the peak o! areer in the 1930s, died today after suffering a stroke. one critic called the evcninj triumph of nostalgia. For the first time in its his- tory, Brighton's Theatre Royal was sold out. The 55-year-old Swedish ac- tress played Lady Cicely Way- neflete in Captain Br'assbound's Conversion. "The audience was predomi- nantly the sort of middle-aged icople who relished Miss Berg- man's films in the '40s and they came to pay tribute to a wrote Peter Way-mark n The Times. though no films have yet been If you were to tell Alberta prcduced by the firm, cern that the board, set up to j high-school kids that from this WAYNE Ted Ashley, production chief of Warner Bros, said recently encourage development of I time forward you won't be able stronger domestic textile and to buy California cotton goods, clothing industries, might work you would have a revolution on against the West. During discussion in the Com- mons finance committee of leg- islation outlining the board's powers, Mr. Lambert observed Big band era leader LONDON (AP) British bandleader Harry Roy, 69, who made his name during the big- band era of the 1930s with such hits as Somebody Stole My Gal and Tiger Rag, died here. In 1935 he married Princess Pearl, daughter of the white rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Vyner Brooke. The couple were divorced after 12 years of mar- riage and Roy married a dan- cer a year later. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "SWEETHEARTS" in Technicolor starring Jeanette Mac- Donald, Nelson Eddy and Ray Bolger. Wednesday, Feb- ruary 3 only. One show at p.m. Family. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY." In color starring Jane Fonda, Gig Young and Susannah York. Wednesday, February 3. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "JENNY" In color starring Mario Thomas and Alan Alda. Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 and 4. 'Wednesday show at p.nx Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "KELLY'S HEROES" in color. Starring Donald Sutherland, Clint Eastwood amd Telly Savalas. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. February 3, 4, 5 and 6. Wednesday. shows at and p.m. Adult. Get more out of life Take the family to a movie your hands." The board, already estab- lished by government order, would be authorized to recom- mend protective measures for domestic industries suffering in- jury from clothing and textile imports if there were an accom- panying program designed to make "the Canadian business more competitive. Mr. Lambert said such pro- grams could influence the avail- ability of styles in Canada. Further, he said, Western Canada has a strong interest in trade with Japan so any move to curtail clothing imports from that country "would be looked upon with a considerable degree of alarm." Bruce Howard, parliamentary secretary to Industry Minister Jean-Luc Pepin, replied that the new board would not be origi- nating programs but examining those proposed by the industry. Earlier. he had said that about 13.400 of the work- ers emnloyed by Canadian tex- tile and clothing industries are in Western Canada. Mr. Lambert was told that the legislation would require the board to include regional inter- est among other factors when weighing claims of injury from imports or proposals for protec- tion and reorganization of the domestic industries. Fall fatal at Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) George Milholland, 21, of Edmonton died in hospital as a result of injuries received in a fall Jan. 24. He was x raying welding joints inside a tank when he that tile million-dollar salary lias vanished in "99 per cent of the cases." he added, "there are rare people like John Wayne who receive money like and are worth it in terms of real money they bring in at the box office." Paramount has the studio which employed the most mil- lion-dollar stars. That policy changed when such films as Darling Lili, Paint Your Wagon and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever failed to achieve hit status. For Paramount's newest hit, Love Story, the stars, All Mac- Graw and Ryan O'Neal, were paid apiece. Some studio heads now will not consider star names for roles. They argue that some ol the biggest recent hits have been without big star names: The Graduate, Easy Rider, M- A-S-H, Midnight Cowboy. "I don't want any leading ac- tors over says one produc- tion boss. "The young movie au- dience can't identify with any- one older." A new pattern is developing for employment of stars. They are asked to work at little or no salary, taking instead a share of hopeful profits. Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin each appeared in Ai- port at less than their usua terms in return for 10 per cent of the profits after the produc- tion paid for itself. The likely return for Lancas- ter and Martin: million apiece. NEW PRESIDENT WINNIPEG (CP) Appoint ment of Dr. Harry E. Duck worth to succeed the retiring Dr. W. C. Lockhart as presi dent of the University of Win nipeg was announced here. ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS Invite you to their 2nd ANNUAL GIANT Sound Spectacular THURS. and FRI., FEB. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This Is your opportunity to see and hear the largest selection of stereo equipment ever assembled in Southern Alberta. Factory representatives from several lead- ine stereo component manufacturers will ba on hand to explain and demonstrate compon- ent stereo. SEE and HEAR! The fabulous sound of stereo- plus all the very latest develop- ments in this fast-growing field of entertainment systems. QUADRASONICS 4-CHANNEL STEREO SONY PIONEER SANSUI R.S.C. PANASONIC LLOYDS FREE COFFEE and A W ROOT BEER COURTESY OF LETHBRIDGE A W ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419-5th Street S. Phone 328-6922 CHICHESTER, England Reuter) One of the starriest companies ever assembled in Britain will take part in this ear's Chichcster Festival thea- re season marking the 10th an- niversary of this now famous open-stage playhouse modelled n the Stratford, Out., Festival tieatre. Dame Edith Evans, Sir John i e 1 g u d, Margaret Leighton, loyce Redman, Anna Calder- Marshall, Nigel Patrick, Rene Asherson, Beatrice Lahmann and Sir John Clements, the present director of tte theatre, are among the leading players o appear in a varied repertory of four new productions starting Mays. Tbe 19-week season, the long- est so far, will open with Sheri- dan's The Rivals, directed by Sir John Clements, who also will play Sir Anthony Absolute with a cast including Miss Leighton as Mrs. Malaprop. INGRID BERGMAN MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (AP) Ethel Casey, who playec leading stage roles in the Unitec States and abroad, died at her home after a long illness. She was 49. Miss Casey was a leading lady at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., until 1961 when she joined the America! Repertory Theatre for a tour o: 26 European cities. Groceries cost more in Arctic YELLOWKNIFE, N .W .T (CP) Groceries that cost a month in Edmonton woulc cost at Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic coast. The figures are in eompara tive indexes tabled at the open ing of the Northwest Council. Similar groceries cost a Inuvilc in the Mackenzie Delta at Fort Simpson, 550 miles downstream on the Mackenzie River, at Yellowknife, 600 miles north of Edmonton, an< at Fort Smith on the Alber ta-Northwest Territories border Supplementary goods am services, including local and in ter-community transportation cost at Tuktoyaktuk, at Inuvik and ft Fort Simp son, Yellowknife and For Smith, compared with a Edmonton. Tbe figures were based on surveys made in March, 1969. ALLOWANCES CUT Tbe 1969 survey and earlier surveys of the Eastern Arcti and high Arctic were the basis for an announcement last wee by the federal government. The treasury board1 an notmced changes, effective Mon day, in special allowances paic to federal employees in th Yukon and Northwest Territo ries. The allowance, paid over and above regular pay, is to c o m j e n s a t e f or the higher prices residents must pay fo food, clothing and other necessi ties. The allowance of a year at Fort Smith was eliminated The rate at Yellowknife an Inuvik dropped by Employees at isolated Tuktoj aktuk had then- rates uicreasec to from Mutual fiuidi assets drop TORONTO (CP) The Cana dian Mutual Funds Associatio reports a drop of about mi lion in total assets held b member firms at the end of compared to the end of 185P There was a small increase in the number of shareholders. The association says membe assets were about millio at the end of 1970, down from million at the end of 1969 Association members repre- sent about 90 per cent of a holders of Canadian mutua fund shares. Shareholder accounts in creased by four per cent t from Dividend payments were ir 13 per cent to in 197 from in 1DG9. Share purchases dropped to irom ii 1969, New magazine MONTREAL (CP) First edition of a fortnightly maga- zine. Six Regions, rolled off the press this week, reprinting edi- torials from French- and Eng- lish. language newspapers in various parts of Canada. Wrote top tunes HOLLYWOOD Hilliard, 52, lyric writer for Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Our Day Will Come and dozens of other top tunes, died here oi a heart attack, liiiliard owned a recording and publish- ing company here. ELKS PUBLIC BINGO EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES TWO JACKPOTS 50 NOS. AND 55 NOS. PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN CANTEEN 1751 3rd Avenue South ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THURSDAY, FEB. FRIDAY, FEB. 5th-MOON GLOWS SATURDAY'S DANCE-CLIFF'S COMBO 4-H clubs popular in Alberta EDMONTON (CP) Today's youth may be more sophisti- cated than in the past, but they continue to flock to 4-H clubs, says Claude A. Lalonde of Ot- THIS WEEK AT THE II WI1ROU1AI Membership in Canadian 4-H dubs totalled in 1969 and increased during 1970, .Mr. Lal- onde, national general manager of the organization, said in an interview during a visit here. The 4-H club today is no longer a "boy-calf1 undertak- ing, he said. Activities range from welding to driving power toboggans and "horse clubs are coming on strong." 'We don't try to turn mem- bers into future farmers. They learn by doing, learn to mix and get self-confidence." Mr. Lalonde said he is not trying to change the image of 4-H, but" would like to update it. There are many high school and college students "running around with placards" today but in 4-H "if you're going to criticize, you have to find some alternatives." Members of tbe basically farm-youth organization are not trained, he says. "They are training themselves with some guidance from our leaders." MOTOR HOTEL EMBASSY LOUNGE HARRY BAILEY at the Organ TUESDAY thru SATURDAY IMPERIAL LOUNGE TERRY and GREG B 9 SI PIRATES COVE CABARET WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY "THE FILTCHMORE WEST" ADMISSION PER PERSON _ PARAMOUNT ITONIGHT and THURS. at and p.m. HURRY POSITIVELY LAST 2 DAYS! AliMacSrawRyanO'Neal The Year's COLLEGE Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "MeKenzie Break" 9.40 Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Love Story" Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects "Little Fauss and Big Halsy" Last Complete Show 9: IS Last Tonight 7 and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT WAMOUNTKMG KSEMS ftOBIftT miCHfUU. fUDFORD POLLARD UTTU FflUSS ADD BIG HfltSV CARTOON and NOVELTY STARTS THURSDAY KEN-PETER SMISS SOLDIER BLUE. TECHNICOiflR'FANAVlSlON0 RESTRICTED ADULT THURSDAY 3 SHOWS and p.m. BEST FOREIGN IDUIT FILM ADULT BEST NEW YORK FILM CRITICS AWARD I NEW YORK 1970 CANNES HIM FESTIVAL 1069 INTERNATIONAL FIIM IMPORTERS DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA (1970 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NEW YORK 1970 I PEHRIN ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH COLOR STARTS TOMORROW IAST TIMES TONIGHT "McKENZIE BREAK" with BRIAN KEITH ;