The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Canadian actress scores first big hit on Broadway By WILLIAM GLOVER NEW YORK (APj Colleen of the rave notices now is Colleen with her first honest-jto-gosh hit. "What people don't Miss Dewhurst said the other day, "is that I've never before walked into a theatre, where I was playing, past a line of people at the box office.'" The event which has added such new gratification to her tiara of personal triumphs is Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten at Broadway's Morosco theatre. Starring with the actress, a native of Montreal, is Jason Robards. The production, warily an- nounced in advance for limited engagement in recognition that the original 1957 exhibit with Wendy Miller and Franchot Tone managed only 68 performances, appears likely to continue at least into May. At this point, Colleen Dew- hurst feels she hasn't yet quite realized what has happened, an opinion shared by director Jose Quintero, who has steered her through a half- dozen stage appearances. RELAX, ENJOY "Jose said to me after the opening, 'Somewhere along here you've got to stop and relax and going so fast you're not conscious of what has taken place.' "I know that's hasn't struck me that it all went well. Just because you get great personal notices, people think that takes care of it, but it doesn't. "You can't come into a theatre with any joy if certain people in a show got hit, or if the play got hit. "Prom the time you're a kid in the theatre, starting in the Veteran theatre organ to become tourist attraction TORONTO (CP) The only Wurlitzer theatre organ remaining in Canada, a huge, 50-year-old veteran of service at silent movies and hockey games, will begin a new life at Casa Loma here next month. Built in 1923 for the pipe organ was first installed at Shea's Hippodrome in Toronto, a theatre demolished in 1957 for construction of the new city hall. Why Aren't You A Good Talker? 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ADVT Conn Smythe, then presi- dent of Maple Loaf Gardens, bought the organ and installed its enormous pipes and con- sole at one end of the arena for use during hockey games. But when Mr. Smythe's son Stafford, took over ad- ministration of the Gardens in 1964, he removed the organ to install more seats. The arena Was without an organ until this season, when an electric one was installed. The Wurlitzer was then dis- mantled and packed away backstage at a large down- town movie house. It was rescued recently by the Toronto Theatre Organ Society, 15 dedicated organ buffs, who made arrangements to house it in the great hall of Casa Loma, 60-year-old castle that is one of the city's tourist attrac- tions. Casa Loma, built by Sir Henry Pellatt, once had an organ, said Ron Sclater, an executive of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto, operator of the tourist attraction. Jim Lahay, secretary of the organ society, said: It's the only one of its kind. It's just not replaceable, so put a value on it." Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 YOUR 3 MINUTES ARE UP 7 25 9 25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 00 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 715 930 AMERICAN GRAFFITTI 7401000 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 30 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 9 05 JEREMY 7 35 9 40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "LOVE AND PAIN AND THE WHOLE DAMN color. Starring Maggie Smith and Timothy m Bottoms. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23 Tuesday show at 8-15 p m. Adult FORT Theatre color Starring Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch. Tuesday, January 22 Show at 8 00 p.m. Adult, not suitable for children PINCHER Theatre "BADGE 373" m Technicolor Starring Robert DuVall and Verna Bloom. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23 Tuesday show p.m. Restricted Adult. Theatre "SUPER FLY color. Starring Ron O'Neal and Sheila Frazier. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23. Tuesday shows at 7-00 and 9-00 p.m. Adult, no" suitable for children. little off-Broadway things, you have this devotion to plays and to each other. Then you open, and they murder you, tell you it was ridiculous what you did out there, and you've embarrassed and humiliated yourself for the tenth time. "Now, there's a dream quality about this, aid sudden- ly even in the Washington tour stop you find people jumping to their feet, when the most you thought about was the love of doing it and knowing in your heart it was a good production." Miss Dewhurst has now ap- peared in four O'Neill plays, asserts love for all the Nobel laureate's him you can't fake it. The lines are so high-blown you've got to make the character real to make it all sound true." Her rainbow range of parts over the years extends from Cleopatra to Lady Macbeth, and she regrets ever daring only one role, a supposedly languorous Camille. "I still remember what the critics said about that one. "I think that's when I stopped reading reviews." Although the 47-year-old ac- tress from Montreal possesses a Broadway Tony, a television Emmy and sheaf of other awards, the prerogatives of personal celebrity leave her unimpressed. "I supposed everyone is in theatre for different reasons. For me, it's as though I had eight or 10 ladies inside, and you reach down and pick out one and send the others back to lie dormant." Miss Dewhurst used to be married to actor George C. Scott. "Right now, I'm retracking, seeing what it's like to be free. It seems to me I've been mar- ried about 25 years, and I never wanted to get married from the beginning. "I always hated the idea and supposed that's why I always got married. If you say no to someone, they feel insulted." The two offspring of the Scott marriages, Alexander, 13, and Campbell, 12t are with her at the South Salem, N.Y., estate which became hers at the last divorce settlement. "I was never interested in having children, but now that I have, I'm so delighted because it's a whole area of life, a great stabilizer and comfort for me. They help keep your feet on the ground. They're not terribly im- pressed." "I love to be with people, but then there's another side when I like not to see a soul. That happens about once a day." Recovering Former NBC news- caster Chet Huntley un- derwent surgery for lung cancer Thursday night at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Mont., the hospital reported Monday. Huntley, who heads a real estate and recreation development in Montana, was reported in satisfactory condition. We've Moved to 439-Mayor Magrath Dr. (In Holiday Village) Doug Kathrens-Manager PhOHe January 22, 1974 THE LETMBRIDOI HERALD 7 Gave up wealth for quiet life lueen chosen Karen Taylor, 17, of Port Moody, near Vancouver, was elected queen of the Miss Black British Columbia Pageant at the annual banquet of the B.C. Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She will compete in the Miss Vancouver contest, and if successful, the Miss Canada contest. Encyclopaedia to take on a new look TORONTO (CP) Buffalo has this thing about bears. Lurking behind the name conferred by the Crees of Saskatchewan's Red Pheasant reserve is Don Francks, the Vancouver-born singer, dancer, actor, writer, musician. Francks, 41, has covered the whole entertainment route: Television, Broadway, Hollywood. Then, four years ago, he gave it all up. He sold his three acres in Hollywood Hills, his antique car and record collections and gave away his other possessions. Francks, his wife, singer- dancer Lili Clarke, and their young daughter moved to the Red Pheasant Reserve, about 40 miles west of Saskatoon A tiny log house on the reserve now is their home although occasionally they venture out for anotehr stint in show business That's where the bears come in. ON U.S. SHOW Francks regularly appeared as the cookie-addicted bear on the Andy Williams United States network TV variety show. "It gets you thinking about real bears, how they feel, you know. What they are going to wake up to More recently Francks and his wife appeared in a Toronto stage version of the A A Milne children's classic, Win- nie the Pooh. Naturally, Francks was Pooh, the honey-hungry brum of little brain. "I just heard about it and somebody said it would be nice for the Francks said with a smile dur- ing an interview. "And of course it was a nice chance to be a bear." A decade ago Don Francks was very big on the Toronto entertainment scene. Then he was picked to star in the big Broadway musical, Kelly It closed after a single perfor- mance. He did a brief television series, appeared in the Hollywood movie Fmian's Rainbow, which flopped, and returned to Broadway in The Flip Side. It closed after two performances. At one point Francks wrote "All I need is one more really big flop and I can make it." He went on to appear in a number of U.S. TV series produced in Hollywood. "I was working these things like Mission Impossible, what they call special guest shots. I was usually cast as a psy- chopathic nut I wasn't very happy in my work. You can't be happy about something that doesn't mean anything." That was when Francks packed up and moved to the reserve where he and Lili she's called Red Eagle "make medicine boxes, dig graves, drive people to the hospital anything we can do Whenever they need money, Francks makes another foray into "the many-flowered field called entertainment." He has been an overnight disc jockey on a Vancouver radio station, a New York TV talk show host and an extra in the movie McCabe and Mrs Miller. By ISRAEL SHENKER New York Times Service NEW YORK The En- cyclopaedia Britannica is abandoning its current design and coming out in a radically new form its first major in- novation in more than 200 years of publication. Plans for the new version of the American-based en- cyclopedia have been in progress for about 25 years, and active work has been un- der way under tight security for at least a dozen years. In its forthcoming form the first complete sets are due Feb. 22, with the official publication date in mid-March the encyclopedia will be a three-part work. The first volume, propaedia, will be introduc- tory, setting forth a classifica- tion of all knowledge into 10 parts, each with a long essay. The propaedia presents what Mortimer J. Adler, director of planning for the Britannica, calls "the circle of knowledge." He suggests that a reader may enter or leave at any point Next comes micropaedia, a 10-volume ready-reference dictionary of pages, lavishly illustrated in color. Finally, there is macropaedia, 19 volumes of substantive essays ranging the world of learning, with ar- ticles from 750 to words each. Twelve articles are book length. The encyclopedia, conceiv- ed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768, was first printed there in three volumes, completed in 1771. The Encyclopedia Brit- tanica company was purchas- ed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1920, but the reference work has been published in this country, officially, since 1910. Before that, there were many pirated editions. The encyclopedia has not had a new edition since the 14th, in 1929. Since then, volumes have been revised, but without any numerical identification as to edition. The Brittanica also published an annual yearbook. Industry sources suggested that the Britannica's sales have been declining in the United States while rising abroad, and this would be reason enough to introduce a new edition. But credit for the new scheme also belongs to Adler. 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The gallery contains memorabilia of classic actors and actresses from David Garrick and Sarah Siddons to Laurence Olivier, immortaliz- ed in portraits and scenes from the plays in oils and stained glass. The pictures reflect the style of their times. The Apotheosis of Garrick, painted in 1784 by George Carter, shows the actor being born2 uncomfortably to Par- nassus, where the Muses and Shakespeare await him with wreaths A century later, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, a famed actor and director in his own right, painted portraits of two of his most notable contemporaries, Helena Modjeska and Mary Anderson From the same era are Eliot Gregory's vivid depic- tion of the United States acress Ada Rehan, playing the Shrew with head thrown back m angry defiance, and ex- terior terracota panels il- lustrating Hamlet and As You Like It, donated by Miss Anderson, also an American. Contemporary works include Paul Scofield as the clown in The Winter's Tale, painted in 1948; Olivier as Macbeth, 1955; Peggy Ashcroft as Imogen in Cymbeline, 1957, and Michael Redgrave as Hamlet, 1958. Flood-control programs in north areas EDMONTON (CP) Two flood-control programs in north-central Alberta were announced today by Environ- ment Minister Bill Yurko. He said the program would be established on the Paddle River east of Barrhead, about 50 miles northwest of Edmon- ton, near its confluence with the Pembina River, and the second near Lac La Biche. The Paddle river flooded tanners' fields consistently in recent spring runoff seasons. Mr. Yurko said the Barrhead project would cost about and the Lac La Biche project about f At Lac La Biche, about 160 miles northeast of Edmonton, a retaining wall will be built to prevent a small park and residential road being washed into the lake. paramount STARTS TOMORROW At and p.m. A ONCE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN NOW IN HER 50's SEARCHING FOR THAT FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH! ADULT Not MiUMi ftf chilfirM. A I I'IL ElizabethTavlor NoS, AshWfednwclaY'' Helmut Berger Keith Baxter Henry Fonda as "Mark"