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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 22, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 The sweet Viing' of success Former actor becomes top producer By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) If, as they say, "H can only happen in then Hollywood is the place where it is most likely to happen. It's still possible here for a person to-make one picture and magically be transformed from ;a nobody to a over- night. Or even sooner. Consider Tony Bill. His case makes Horatio Alger seem like a pessimist. He didn't start out pen- niless. But his career as an ac- tor was floundering. For a few years, back five or six years ago, he was looked on as an actor with promise. But the promise never seemed to materialize. I first met Tony in ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IK WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one 16 allowed PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS >ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS Playing all this Week "SOUTH COUNTRY" Saturday, February 22nd Upstairs "RAYMOND CANADIANS" LABOR CLUB WEEKLY BINQO Eyery Monday 8 p.m. Cash Jackpot in 55 Numbers 10th Game Blackout in 59 Numbers ALL GAMES PRIZE MONEY CAN BE DOUBLED ON A BLUE CARD WORTH 11 Games Prize Money Entry Card All Wood Cards Childr.n Umtor 16 Not Allmnd Bingo will also be played in the club room for members and their invited guests. Music Friday and Saturday Banquet Facilities Corner 13th St. and 2nd Ave. N. Relax in air conditioned comtort___________ 747 JUMBO SIGHTSEEING CRUISER WITH STEWARDESS Florida Dismy World. Washington D.C. Tour. Washington D.C. Cape Kennedy Space Centre. Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale. Miami Beach, Nassau in the Eahamas. Walt Disney World, Pensacola, San Antonio. El Paso, Juarez Mexico, Phoenix, Las Vegas. Feb. AS LOW AS Flfimrs' and RinclWS' Tour. (To Idaho, Nevada. California, MexicoV Reno, San Francisco, Hdlywood. Disneyland, Las Vegas aboard the 747 Jumbo Sightseeing Cruiser ol Northern Bus. San Diego, Mazatlan, Acapulco. Puerto Vallarlo aboard the luxury P C Princess Cruise Ship. 20 day tours. Escorted by Steve and Cathy Kotch. Feb. 24th. Twin as low as............................... Co-sponsored by Northern Tours and Thomas'Cook World Travel Service. Limited amount ol space per lour. _ CwwtoWintereaniesWiBl-ftmnllolittay lour Feb. 28th 16 days. Reno, San Francisco, Fishermans Wharf, Knotts Berry Farm, Hollywood, Disneyland, San Diego, Tijuana Mexico. Palm Springs. Las ASLOWAS DUniytand, Sin Lit Tour, Reno, san Fran- cisco. Fisherman's Wharf. Hollywood. Universal Studios. Knotts Berry Farm. Palm Springs. Msrch 1st, 16 days..... AS LOW AS Las Vegas Special- March ASLOWAS Wlltlir Flin Fling. Las Vegas. Reno. Palm Springs. .March 13lh, 11 days....................... ASLOWAS (242 Florida, Disney World, Washington, D.C. Tow. Washington DC., Cap( Kennedy Space Centre, Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale. Miami Beach. Nassau in the Bahamas.. Walt Disney World. Pensacola. San Antonio. El Paso. Juarez Mexico, phoenix. AS LOW AS Easter Holiday Golf BanMe Special. Las vegas. Paim Springs. March28th- 9days ASLOWAS ElSlir HOlidlf Tour Reno, San Francisco, Fisherman's Disneyland Hollywood, Universal Studios. Las Vegas, March 27th, ASLOWAS FlOridl, DiSney Wold. D.C. TOUr. Washlnlon, D.C Cape Kennedy Space Centre. CocoaJBeach, Fort Lauderdale. Miami Beach. Nassau in the Bahamas. Waltbisney World. Pensacola, San Antonio, Ei Paso, Juarez. Mexico. Phosnlx, Las Vegas. 24 days April 5 AS LOW AS MMl San Francisco. Disneyland. San Diego. Tijuana. Palm days. April 7 ASLOWAS CtHfmil TlluniSltClll. (Same as above lor the places. 16 days April 19....... ASLOWAS LM VHM SpeClH. days. April 23...........AS LOW AS KMtackf Derby Nishvllle Speelil. 20 tqi. AtrH 25. AS LOW AS CMtlMtJM. Luxury Motor Coach and Steamship Cruises to and Hawaii. SHEHl JMNO 747 SWttT SEEM CMNf M MW M f OKMTIIM IN MMTMMTS FLEET "World'sOniy Airline Service On The Ground" NORTHERN BUS TOURS EXOTIC INTERNATIONAL TOURS) Collage Mill 327-3538, THOMAS TRAVEL-LETHBRIDOE Phone 324-3336 Yugoslavia, when he was one of the company filming "Cas- lle Keep." H didn't turn out to be a big film and Tony's relatively small part was overlooked. What always stuck in my mind then was his independence. The rest of the company clung together, billeted in a lovely old hotel on the shores of the Danube. None of them ventured out and their contact with the Yugoslavs was minimal. But Tony and his family were different. They rented a house in the town Novisad and Tony's children went to a Yugoslav school and began speaking the language. He came back from that long location and decided he was tired of acting, that he really wanted to be a producer. SHEET MUSIC and BOOKS MUSICLAND COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 The first film he made, "Deadhead was never even released, even though Bill had Alan Arkin as his head. His second, "Steelyard was released and found a certain market, but was far from being a hit. Hollywood is a town which judges people on a very narrow yardstick you are either a success or a failure. Tony Bill had made two films and neither one of them had amounted to much. He was pigeon holed as a flop as a producer. But he kept trying. It wasn't easy, because Hollywood's doors are closed to.failures. Tony Bill found a story by an unknown writer and he managed to get a couple of top actors interested in doing it. The project became "The with Robert Bedford and Paul Newman, and suddenly the failure had the year's biggest success. The men who used to turn their backs now came running to bask in his glory. The doors that were closed swung open. Today, Tony Bill can have anything he wants. OLD TIME DANCE At St. PatricYs Church Basement 318 10 Street South SATURDAY, FEB. 22nd P.M. Old time waltzes, fox-trots, 2 step, polkas. Schottisches. call of the pipes, 7 step, squares, mixers, fun dances, etc. Everyone welcome... come have fun with LUNCH GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE SATURDAY, FEB. 22 P.M. Music by: "Sunset 4" Members and Invited Guests onlyl Note to all Members: ANNUAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, FEB. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre WALT DISNEY'S "HERBIE RIDES In color Saturday, February 22, shows at p.m. FAMILY PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "MY NAME IS NOBODY" starring Henry Fonda Terence Hill. Saturday, February 22. Shows at p.m. ADULT. "MAN ON A SWING" starring Cliff Robertson Juel Grey. Sunday, February 23: Show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. TABER Tower Theatre "THE GREAT GADSBY" starring Robert Redford Mia Farrow. Saturday, Feb. 22. Shows at p.m. ADULT. "I am not the reason for my he says, with a burst of modesty. "The only reason 'The Sting' was a hit was because it was a great script." Perhaps alone among producers, because of the way "The Sting" began he will read anything from anybody. He encourages unknown writers to send him material. His next film, "Hearts of the is by another un- known, Rob Thompson. It will star Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Andy Griffith, Blythe Danner and Donald Pleasance. Bill, nothing if not enthusiastic, speaks in superlatives. "Jeff is fantastic, Andy will have a whole new film career, Blythe has more star potential than any other girl he says. And Tony Bill will roll along. He's already planning other films he's got his schedule set for the next two or three years. There is a big one called "Harry and Walter Go To New with Mark Rydell directing. There is an untitled love story. There is another script from Rob Thompson "and a couple of other things." Bill is enjoying his success. Mostly, he's enjoying the -recognition in the industry, the fact that now the studios come to him. But there are some material rewards, too. "I've indulged he says. "I made my dream come true. As a kid, I once went on a cruise in somebody's boat to Tahiti, and ever since I dreamed of owning a boat like that. "I dreamed of owning a boat I could really go somewhere on. Now I have it. I bought a 65-footer, the Olinka it was John Galley's boat, and Galley's wife is Olinka and it's unlucky to change the name of a boat. Someday, I'm going on that cruise to the South Pacific." He says he's also indulging his hobby of antique cars, but looks on that as more of an investment than a luxury. He buys old fixes them up, resells them. "And just this he says, remembered something else I want. I had always felt that the height of luxury was to have a phone in my car, and now I think I'll get one." P. MKlunlc DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Suite I-304 9th St. S. Ph. 327-7244 Lethbridge When you're in the mood lor something that's exciting new and different in Portrait Photography give us a call... A. L Cross Studio 7103rd Ave. S. 328-0222 328-0111 paramount cinema STARTS SUNDAY 2 Shows it and p.m. THAT WACKY "CARRY ON GANG" IS AT IT AGAINI the "Carry on" team Mew the lid off the myth and magic of beauty contests! ADULT Nil MHtMl fcrckMM. WOK SIDNEY JWB JtHNSKK KENNETH CflMOe BERNARD BBSSMW PErtEBOTEatOtTH WWW TONY BILL, RIGHT, WITH ALAN ARKIN Show Times SATURDAY PARAMOUNT THEATRE MAN WITH GOLDEN GUN: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA OR. ZHIVAGO: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT SUNDAY Short Subjects: CARRY ON GIRLS: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: JEREMIAH JOHNSON: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT SUNDAY Short Subjects: HARRAD SUMMER: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: RESTRIL. TED ADULT "GOOD NEWS" MISSION POSSIBLE IN CHRIST EVERY THURSDAY P.M. CABLE CHANNEL 2 POLL OOSPEL BUSINESSMEN'S FELLOWSHIP For More Inlormition Call FRANK TINORDI at 327-3478 MINUS ONE CLUB DANCE Polish Hall 8 Ave. 13 St. North SATURDAY, FEB. 22 9 P.M. to 1A.M. Music by the "BRIDGE-TOWN TRIO" Members and Invited Guests! For Information Call 327-0310 or 327-8739 GRAND OPENING YORK HOTEL BAR Completely remodelled bar Snack Bar GRAND OPENING February 24th to March 1st With the "NASHVILLE WEST" (Recording Artists From Nashville) ENTERTAINING NIGHTLY 1 LAST TIMES TONIGHT WINNER OF 6 ACADEMY AWARDS! WIBOHfflffiNUMR DAVID LEAN'S FILM ._.-'. _- OF BORIS FASIEflNirS ADULI DOCrOR college cinema LAST TIMES TONIGHT tfSDN First llMI HMTJld ExpOfffflMMlt STARTS SUNDAY 2 Shows Daily at and p.m. Co! Shopping Malt college cinema RESTRICTED ADULT MMER A Dennis F. Stevens Cinema Arts Productton ...but their parents and hometowns ready (or the liberated relations encouraged at Harrad College? ...arm you? Cinema Arts Productions prtMnlt I tnd MfBens M apptartnce Sy Marty AHenJ ;