Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Junt 28, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Joan Water field M.G.M. anniversary film The Metro Goldwyn Mayer lion is now an entertainment pussycat; the studio's backlots have disappeared before the encroachment of housing development and shopping complex. But all that was great Hollywood, the super M.G.M. Musical has returned in a 50th anniversary gift That's Entertainment to delight old- time movie buffs, grab the kids and break box-office records everywhere. It's a movie lovers orgy, a great trip for the young who may wonder, in the light of so much synethetic "reality" of today's films, what the excitement and magic of old Hollywood meant. From the M.G.M. musical library about a hundred films have been selected spanning 1929-58. Each segment has a theme; each has a narrator. Liza Minelli appears in the portion devoted to her mother Judy Garland. And there's Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, the always under-rated Donald O'Connor, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart. What's James Stewart, today's TV Hawkins, yesterday's movie cowboy doing here? It's the devoted filmgoer who'll remember it was Stewart who introduced Cole Porter's "Easy to Love" in Born to Dance. And how about Clark Gable singing and dancing "Putting on the Ritz" in Idiot's delight? Woven into the 132 minute It's the ultimate exercise in nostalgia and to quote the reviews outstanding, sentimental, exciting, colorful, enjoyable, spirit lifting, awesome, zesty, respectful, heart warming, dazzling, richly satisfying, fabulous, terrific, This is not publicity flack but comes from critics and audiences who echo Liza Minelli when she says. "Thank God for film. It can capture and hold a performance That's Entertainment, the cream of the MGM musicials don't miss it! Sight unseen, a recommendation to see Badlands, upcoming locally. Based on the Charles Starkweather Carole Fugate murder- rampage, it get's the go-ahead from this corner because of its star Martin Sheen. Sheen has been seen primarily on television; in last week's The Execution of Private Slovik, earlier with Hal Holbrook in the moving That Certain Summer. He, like Michael Moriarty, is one of the rare young American actors who have the dreadful "meth parody to offer brilliantly direct yet subtle characterizations. Also just ahead for local show is Thieves Like Us, Robert Altman's vision of young-love and bank robbery in Depression era 'Mississippi. It, Sugarland Express and Badlands make an interesting trio for comparison in the study of the elevation to the status of cultural heroes of the like of Bonnie and Clyde. Keith Carradine, brother to Rung Fu's David, son of old- time actor David Carradine, stars but the performance to watch for is that of John Schuck. It's not a "star" name; the face will come to mind if you recall the impotent dentist of M.A.S.H. and the detective second banana to Rock Hudson in MacMillan and Wife. This time don't look for Shuck to be funny, he plays a trigger happy brute whose harrowing performance is already being touted as Academy award material. If it's horror you're after look for The Conversation starring Gene Hackman and winner of the Grand Prix Golden Palm at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. Written, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppolla (The Godfather) it will haunt you with its suggestion that technology has got out of hand and its study of the wire-tapper and the appalling invasion of privacy is all the more stunning in that it pre-dates the Watergate revelations. Keep an eye out too for a British import The Wicker Man, winner of the grand prize at the Third International Festival of Fantasy and Science Fiction Films. No star names in this one but the screenplay is by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth) and report is that for sheer imagination and near-terror it has seldom been equalled. So what about "family" films? Lack lustre box office as with the delicate film of rural orphans Where the Lilies Bloom argues that parents prefer to send, not take, their kids to the movies. True, many of these films range from the cloying to the cute, but Sounder broke through to become a universal hit and The Waltons is still immensely appealing with its homey virtues. Soon to be seen here is Conrack, a sentimental but well-made of the Pat Conroy book The Water is Wide. Story is about a white teacher of deprived black students on a South Carolina island. Star is Jan Voight and the shared pleasure of seeing a movie with your youngster should overcome any aversion to hokum. best is wide screen, tall screen, short screen, narrow screen, optical, magnetic and stereo sound, black and white and color stock. George The Third exhibit to be continued into 1975 I run a very simple business. Do you know who I am? By BARRY MAY LONDON (Reuter) George III was porky but ab- stemious, found public ap- pearances irksome though he opened his court to scholars and had a skilful appreciation of matters scientific but was doomed to suffer his last years violently insane. He had an insatiable pas- sion for collecting things. In six decades on the Brit- ish throne from 1760 to 1820, the king lost the American colonies and acquired new territory in Canada, India, Australia and South Africa. He collected paintings, books, musical manuscripts, clocks, scientific and musical instruments, furniture, porce- lain and all kinds of minor and major objects d'art. Some of the king's treas- ures are being shown at Buckingham Palace, which George bought in 1762. The exhibition, George the Third. Collector and Patron, will EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL YOUR ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 'Where the Action Is' NOW APPEARING in the in the in the. OUTRIDER TAVERN HOME GROWN AZTEC LOUNGE BRIAN ANTHONY Songs and Stylings FRONTIER DINING ROOM For your dancing and listening pleasure "HARRY BAILEY" at the Keyboard and Organ continue into 1975 at the Queen's Gallery. His accession to the throne was welcomed by artists, craftsmen, writers, musicians and scientists starved of royal patronage during the previous reign. The king was trained in the sciences and became a com- petent draftsman, capable of supervising the design of newly commissioned works. He was an accomplished mu- sician. COLLECTED EAGERLY Within a week, Sir Horace Walpole confided to another courtier: "1 will tell you something; the king loves medals. I imagine his taste goes to an- tiques too. perhaps to pic- tures, but that I have not heard. If you learn of any purchases that may be made in either kind and that are be- yond your own purse, you may acquaint him through the secretary of state." Soon the king's agents were scouring the world for treas- ures. As the foraged throughout the empire. George thought about acquiring a wife. In 1761 he asked for a re- view of all eligible German Protestant princesses "to save a great deal of trouble" as "marriage must sooner or later come to pass." He chose Charlotte Sophia and married her a few months later, loving both her and their many children possessively. There was no royal library on George's accession. Books collected by Henry VIII and all succeeding monarchs had been presented to the British Museum three years pre- viously. So George set about acquir- ing books and within eight year had four rooms full. On his death, the library totalled 67.000 volumes. Perhaps the most important acquisition was the art collec- tion of Joseph Smith, former British consul in Venice. It included many important Italian paintings, among them some of the finest works of Canaletto whose 50 paintings and 140 drawings in the col- lection are still the greatest holding of this artist's work. John Adams, the second president of the United States, commented after a tour in 1783: "In every apartment of the whole house, the same taste, the same judgment, the same elegance, the same sim- plicity, without the smallest affectation, ostentation, profusion, or meanness." Show Times Friday. June 28 PARAMOUNT THEATRE SNOWBALL EXPRESS- 10.00 WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE" 3-30 8-30 LAST COMPLETE SHOW. 8.30 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: SUGARLAND EXPRESS: 9.40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 9-20 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: 9.00 BUTCH CASSIDY: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 9.00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE BEACH OF WAR GODS: 10.00 CONTRACT: 12.00 ONE COMPLETE SHOW: 10.00 GATES OPEN: 9.00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT Saturday. June 29 PARAMOUNT THEATRE SNOWBALL EXPRESS. 2.00 10.00 WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 8 30 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: SUGARLAND EXPRESS. 9.40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 9.20 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects BUTCH CASSIDY. 2.25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE BEACH OF WAR GODS 1000 CONTRACT 1200 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 10 00 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT Grandma Walton likes role LOS ANGELES (AP) On The Waltons, Ellen Corby is the closest thing to a heavy. As Grandma Walton she takes a narrow and pious view of life. Whatever gives pleasure to Grandpa Walton, played by Will Geer, she is against it. She won an Emmy last year. "There's one in every she says. "I don't mind it. Even heavies have nicer moments. "Will and I know what we're doing. He pretends to like whisky and I pretend to hate it. He's for sex, and I'm through with it. "It's a good antidote with all the love in the show." DATE SET SHOSONE, Idaho (AP) Daredevil Eyel Knievel says he plans to jump the wide Snake River Canyon on his motorcycle Sept. 8. But he may need a government permit to carry out the stunt. Don Sweep, district manager for the bureau of land management, said he understood the 35-year-old Knievel intends to land on federal property. If so. Sweep said, he would have to clear with the bureau such things as safety and environmental impact. Show biz fraud victims Eight well-known persons are among the victims of an alleged million oil drilling tax shelter fraud that the Wall Street Journal reports is under investiga- tion by the Securities and Exchange Commission. They are, from top left: Russell McFall, Liza Minelli, Walter Matthau, Fred Borch, Jack Benny, David Cassidy, Andy Williams and Walter Wriston. SPECIAL OCCASION GIFTS from THE NOOK Westminster Plaza Phone 329-0700 Fatal swim BRINDISI (AP) Elisabetta Barsac-Weil, 36- year-old daughter of the late French theatre director Andre Barsae, was found dead Wednesday, Italian police said today. Officials said fishermen jioticed her body floating in the sea. Police quoted her husband, Jean Isidor Emanuel as saying that his wife had gone for a midnight swini. Accept offer WOLFSBURG (AP) About workers have accepted Volkswagenwerk AG's offer of a bonus to quit their jobs with the giant West German auto producer, the company announced. Each of the workers who left the company received a bonus ranging from to a month's salary, full holiday pay and a full annual vacation for quitting their jobs in June. The EAGLES present... for your DANCING PLEASURE "THE SUNDOWNERS" FRIDAY, JUNE 28 9 p.m. EAGLES St. N. FOR MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE Sat, June 29th 9p.m. Music by: "Vince Ditrich" Members and Invited Guests Only RED COACH LOUNGE Nightly for your Entertainment JIMMY ROGERS TAVERN Nightly: "DANNY and MARIE" 4th AVI. 7th St. S. Phone 327-3191 SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "THAT DARN CAT" in color. Friday and Saturday. June 28 and 29. Shows at and p.m. FAMILY. FORT Theatre "SUPER DAD" in color. Friday and Saturday. June 28 and 29. Friday show at p.m. FAMILY. MILK Theatre "CARRY ON HENRY" in color. Starring Sidney James. Friday and Saturday. June 28 and 29. Friday show at p.m. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "JONATHON LIVINGSTON SEAGULL" in color. Friday and Saturday. June 28 and 29. Friday shows at and p.m. FAMILY. Theatre "THEY CALL ME TRINITY" and "TRINITY IS STILL MY NAME" in color. Double Feature. Friday and Satur- day. June 28 and 29. One show p.m. ADULT. "COME ON LET'S LIVE A LITTLE" Saturday Matinee June 29. Show at p.m. Drive In Theatre "ONE MORE TRAIN TO ROB" in color. Starring George Peppard. Friday and Saturday. June 28 and 29. Show starts at p.m. ADULT. THIS LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND ENJOY THE FINEST IN ENTERTAINMENT IN COOL AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT paramount NOW SHOWING thru TUESDAY IT'S THE "GREATEST" ALL-COMEDY ALL-FUN PROGRAM! NOW SHOWING thru TUESDAY ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN paramount cinema college cinema it s fractured trees and flying sfcis it's a SNOW 8AU! GRWTKT AfHIEtt s, rur pnnnni nun rvnoree im ouonninnu Lnrtnov Illlfeil MICHAEL SACKS WILLIAM ATHERTON tin IVfflivn JOHN WILLIAMS m HAL RAPWOOO NOW SHOWING AT S P.M. THE KID ARE BACK! Just for the fun of H! ADULT PAUL NEWMAN ROBERT REDFORD KATHARINE ROSS. 'BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID green acres drive-in MATINEE SATURDAY EVE. FIRST SHOW It 7 P.M. i KOBBIKS SP-IELBFRG mr KM BWfWOOO i ir TONITE SAT. SUNDAY 2 FIRST RUN FEATURES 2 ADULT THEConnmcT InrRSDODO SevctiNnnW Mifrwce FMMkffi GATES OPEN AT P.M. ONE COMPLETE SHOW AT 10 P.M.