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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuttday, February 11, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Never in Toronto Percy Faith rehearses with the Vancouver Sym- hony Orchestra in preparation for one of his pop .oncerts. He uses a pencil for a baton. He says angrily he won't play in Toronto again. One billion dollars lost MANILA (AP) The world's scheduled airlines posted total losses of more than billion in 1974, Knut Hammarskjold, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said today. He said the airlines were ex- pected to show a loss of at least 3.2 per cent on operating revenues of more than billion, down from a 3 per cent over ail industry net profit in 1973. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "THE PAPER CHASE" Starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsey Wagner, Jo.hn Houseman. In color. Tuesday, Wednesday, February 11, 12. Tuesday show at P.M. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "THE GIRL FROM PETROUKA" Starring Goldie Hawn and Hal Holbrook. In color. Tuesday, Wednesday, February Tuesday show at P.M. ADULT Suitable for Children. Theatre "THE OUTFIT" Starring Karen Black. Tuesday, Wed- nesday, February. .11, 12. Tuesday shows at and P.M. RESTRICTED ADULT. 747 JUMBO SIGHTSEEING CRUISER WITH STEWARDESS Elllirn Holiday Soil i Glfflhll Spltlll. Las Vegas and Palm Springs. 9 days AS LOW AS i Florldl, Diinaif World, D.C. Tour. Waahlnton, D.C., Cape Kennedy Space Centre. Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach. Nassau in the Bahamas, Walt Disney World, Pensacola, San Antonio. El Paso, Juarez, Mexico. Phoenix. Las Vegas. 24 days April 5 AS LOW AS Cllllomll 4 TijUIIII StOCill. San Francisco. Disneyland, San Diego. Tijuana. Palm Springs. 16 days. April 7 AS LOW AS Cllifomil. TIJMM SMCill. (Same as above for the places. 16 days April 19. AS LOW AS lit VlJU SpKlll. 7 days. April 23 AS LOW AS SB KtnlurtT Dirby NuMllt Spwlll. 20 diyi. April 25. AS LOW AS Dliiwylind. Sin Dligo. Tljuim Sptclil. IB Days. April n. AS LOW AS DltMylind. Sin Dhgo, Tljmni, Pihi Sprinjf. 8nnd Cmyoi Lit Vigil. 18 days. Mays AS LOW AS DIlNflMd S TIJIIMI SfWlll. 14 days 16 Days. May 3 ClIlldlM Rortto, Wnl Clllt SjNdll. Banff. Jasper. Victoria Vancouver. Penllcton. 12 days May3 AS LOW AS Flint, TOir. Peace River. Pacllic Coast Cruise. Edmonton, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Victoria, Vancouver. 15 days May 5 June 7 (includes ship accomodations city tours.) AS LOW AS Cuttlr BlttllfMd TOW. 4 days AS LOW AS DIIMylMd. TIJMM. MMlN SIMM. San Francisco. Grand Canyon. Las Vegas Included. 16 days. June 7 AS LOW AS San Diego. Tijuana, Grand Canyon. Las Vegas. 16 days. June 14 8 June 21 AS LOW AS PlMI CMMlm flWkiU FidliC bill Cnlll. Interior B.C.. 15 days. June 28. (includes ship accomodations city tours. AS LOW AS DiiMyliwI, Sin Dbfi, TIJHM Mmlci, Grind CMVM, Lit THf. 16 days. June 28 AS LOW AS "Worlds only Airline on the Ground" NORTHERN BUS TOURS Exotic International Tours College Mall Phone 327-3536, 329-4474 CANADA TRAVEL LETHBRIDGE Phone 329-3336 'Cavalier' film director Actors feel at ease with Wilder TV producer dies By BLUE GROSSMAN NEW YORK (NBA) Billy Wilder crosses the living room of his suite at the Sherry Netherland Hotel, hand out- stretched. He leans forward a bit from the waist. "Nice to meet you. Is it cold He has a Viennese accent and an old world manner quickly undone by a comic turn with his guest's coat. No place to put it. On the couch, then. Papers shuffled aside to make room to sit. Wilder settles into a chair with legs crossed, happily chomping on chewing gum, eyes magnified through his glasses and a constant questioning look on his face because of his wrinkled forehead. Actors love to work for this pug nosed cavalier. "I'm jokes the producer director writer Who has won six Academy Awards dur- ing his 40 years in Hollywood (in various categories ,for "The Lost "Sunset Boulevard" and "The "I'm happy when I work and I like everybody to feel com- fortable. We joke together, we discuss things. I don't order actors around." In addition to being easy going, Wilder is gifted and hard working a professional. That's why Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, stars of "The Front in- sisted that Wilder be signed to direct Universal's adaptation of the crackling Ben Hecht Charles MacArthur play. "I said I would be he says. "I was working on another screenplay at the time which wasn't going well. Stuck in some place, staring at the walls." The Hecht-MacArthur play, about Chicago news- papermen in 1929, is crammed with cynicism, something critics keep attributing to Wilder's work. That must have been an attraction. He is cynical, isn't he? It's enough to make him stop chewing. he says, eyes wider than ever. "I'm not a cynic, I'm an optimist. The cynicism in 'The Front Page' is Hecht's and MacArthur's. It was the am- bience of the newspapermen. "If I write a character like BILLY WILDER the shyster lawyer in The Fortune it doesn't mean I'm like that. I don't go out to depress people." He throws his arms out. "Besides, when I do sentimen- tal pictures, they fall flat on their can and nobody comes to see them." No matter -what he does, "everybody kibbitzes." It doesn't pay to listen to them. If he had listened to his father, who owned a chain of Harvey hotels throughout the Austro Hungarian Empire, he'd be a lawyer today. "I could have been an he jokesr "It's a going profession now." But Wilder wanted the movies. German film industry was very big then and we were all interested in He went to law school for a year to please his father, then worked as a cub reporter in Vienna and Berlin. "I covered he says. "Sports, crime just like in The Front I went in the middle of the night to get pictures of mothers whose daughters had been raped in the park. "One time I interviewed Cornelius Vanderbilt. I asked him how much money he had in his pocket. 'Seven he said. That Was about Wilder shakes his head. "Some Finally, he began writing We would gladly show you our meeting facilities to accommodate 4 to 400 CONTACT OUR CATERING DEPARTMENT FOR A SUCCESSFUL ASSOCIATION MEETING HOLIDAY INN: LETHBRIDGE 421 MAYOR MAGRATH DR. 4TH AVE CALL: (403) 328-1111 THE MOST ACCOMMODATING PEOPLE IN THE I Ke jnzza 329 5th Street S., Phone 329-3434 EVERY i Wednesday SPAGHETTI DAY at The PIZZA PLACE Spaghetti Meat Sauce 149 PER ORDER screenplays in Berlin and France, when Hitler took power, and finally, in Hollywood. For two years, knowing lit- tle English, he managed by "doing a little ghost writing in German for some people. I borrowed or sold a few things I'd saved from Germany. Finally, I got a job writing at Paramount and stayed with them for 18 years." He deposits his gum in an ashtray and there's no sign now of the personal energy that rushes through his films and which accounts, partially, for his survival at 68 in a business that consumes people. He's matter of fact about it. "Quite a few directors who are older than I am have en- he says. "I don't think I've lost any of my enthusiasm or strength, and making pictures you need a great deal of strength. "You're on your feet for 17 or 18 hours a day. It's a he says. A time when "you walk up and down in your and often it lasts for six months. Aside from the physical demands, there are the emotional. "You have problems on your Wilder explains. "You have to be a travel agent and hotel manager when you're on location. You need a little basic knowledge of psy- choanalysis because no two actors are alike, and sometimes you need a little knowledge of Alcoholics Anonymous." Actress wed HOLLYWOOD (Reuter) Actress Merle Oberon, 57, was married in secret here Saturday to Robert. Wolders, 38, her co star in her most re- cent film, Miss Oberon's agent announced It is the fourth marriage for Miss Oberon. She was previously the wife of British film magnate Sir Alexander Korda, Hollywood cameraman Lucien Ballard and Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai. Miss Oberon and Wolders 'went to Santa Monica courthouse Friday to get a marriage licence and then drove to a Beverly Hills club to be married by Superior Court Judge Lawrence Ritten- band. NEW YORK (AP) John Secondari, author and award winning producer of television documentary films, is dead at the age of 55. Secondari died in hospital Saturday of a heart attack. Over the years, Secondari won nearly 100 awards for his television productions, including several Emmys and three George Foster Peabody awards. Earlier, he wrote three novels, including the best sell- ing Coins in the Fountain. HEART VICTIM MONTAUK N.Y. (AP) Bob Sylvester, popular syn- dicated Broadway columnist for the New York Daily News, died of a heart ailment Sunday at his .home here. He was 68. Sylvester, who joined The News in 1935, wrote the column Dream Street. Although recently ailing, he continued to write his column, the last one appearing on the day of his death. paramount Today thru Thurs. Evening at and KMs Matinee 75c Evenini Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Island at Top of Last Complete (FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT) PARAMOUNT CINEMA Space Last Complete (ADULT ENTERTAINMENT) COLLEGE CINEMA Deadly China The Last Complete (RESTRICTED ADULT) Watch For it Playing at a Theatre Near You omorrow Thru. TUBS. Robert .Jeremiah Redford Johnson" A SYDNEY POL1 ACK Fll M The man who became a legend. The film Family Ml PINCHER CREEK destined to be a classic! 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