Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
y, Complain about roles say fltns stereotype By t.INDA DEUTSCH HOLLYWOOD CAP) A ragiie discontent has broken into open and harsh criticism about the way women arc por- trayed in the movies, usually produced, diected and written by men. Critics women as empty-headed bed best. Actresses complain they can't find work or if they do Uiey are cast as prostitutes. "To view films made in the last 10 says a woman screenwriter, "is to view a world where Women make up one cent of the population, don't work profissionally and ere either whores or harpy wives. Recent Acldemy Award nom- inations brought the point home. Best-actress contenders por- trayed a neurotic prostitute, a dope-smoking madam, two long-dead queens and a divorc who shares her bisexual lover with a man. Why the deficit of great dames in movies? "It is very difficult to film says actress Gcna Row- lands. "Its much easier to play a bad woman." Also, she notes, not many scripts thcst days are written by women. KKEl1 WOMEN BACK "Men are making movies for Lhemselves, not for says actor turned-director Jackie Cooper. "I guess it's one of tiie- last desperate efforts to back the ;cep women kitchen." Writer Eleanor Perry, whose of a Mad zer- oed in on tht misery of today's woman locked in yesterday's role, says she still has to fight to show women as they are. "Hollywood believes that a woman cannot bo a sympathetic character if she com- plains Miss Perry who had to chop four-letter words out of her latest script. "Q.Q." In life those particular women in those particular situations would have used those words." The dearth of for ac- tresses shows in employmenl figures. A trade paper recently WATCH! SEASON" reported that in movies current- ly si looting, actors outnumbered aeli-fesscs 144 to M in feature roles, and in 26 new TV (all shows men outnumbered women 283 (o 81. Bui hints of change can be found. Miss Rowlands, actress wife of actor-director Jolin Ca- savetes, sees licr role in their Minnie and Mosc'owUz as the birth of a 1870s female film type. The heroine, Minjiic, is intelli- gent, liberated and self-snpporl- also unhappy, emotion- ally wounded and vulnerable. She's Ilic end product of Women's Ub, Bays Miss Row lands, "We're going to see more Minnies as Women's Lib says the actress. Uuitec] Stales draii calls resumed WASHINGTON (AP) End ing a f i v 6-month pause, De- fence Secretary Melvin R Lair announced here a United States military dr.aft call o to be spread fevenly ovei April, May and June. This was the first call since Octobei when the Pentagon drafted 000 men for the final three months of 1971. Laird said 000 or fewer men will be draft- ed in all of 1972, about halt the number called last year. Calar group tops in festival BAiNTK Calgary MacLellan 'easy The Bells offer exuberant show CFCNews TONIGHT GOOD LOOKING CFCN TELEVISION Love to Read Fast A noted publisher in Chicago reports there is a simple tech- lique of rapid reading which hould enable you to incre- ase your readfng speed and et retain much more. Most jeople do not realize how much they could increase heir pleasure, success and income by reading faster and more accuralely. According to this publish- er, many people, regardless of their present reading skf'l, can use ihis simple technique to improve their reading afcnl- ty to a remarkable degree. Whether reading stories, bo- oks, technical rn a bec- omes possible to read sente- nces at a glance and entire pages in seconds wfjh this method. To acquaint the readers of this newspaper wirh the easy- to-follow rules for developing rapid reading skill, the com- pany has printed full details of it's interesting self-training method in a new booklet1 "How to Read Faster end Retain- mailed free to anyone who requests it. No obligation. Send your name address, and zip code to: Re adlng, 555 E. Lange St. Dept 628-92 Mundeleirr III. 60060 A postcard will do. Workshop Theatre's production of Home Free won Ihc best jlay ami best actor iropliics ;it :he Albcrla one act drama festival Saturday. The best actress award was shared by Maureen Thomas in Home Free and Dianna Dor- ll in Camrose Luther Col- icgiate Drama Ciub'K version of Hello Out There. Lawrence Brown was the best actor. The best director award went to Bill Bmmbalow. He directed the- Edmonton Wallerdulc Play- house production of Bald So prano. Adjudicator Tom Kerr said he didn't particularly g o along with "director Zina Bar- niech's interpret ion of Home Free but it did warrant the best play award. He also said that some "ruthless editing" had been done on the Bald Soprano. Mr, Kerr also announced two special awards. Hollo Out There won a trophy for the best visual play and Dale Net- son of the same play was nam- ed the most promising actor. Duly 15 persons attended the performances Saturday night. New ballet MONTREAL fCP) Les -rands Ballets Canadiens are nfj'oducing three new ballets n the second series of the sea- son in March. Ceremony, set in ix parts and based on the En- ;lish text of the Catholic tturgy, combines dance with original soundtrack per- ornied by the English rock jroup Spooky Tooth and Pierre lenry. The other two ballets, Caged and On Est 0001G Pour Assurer Votre Contort, are works originally produced choreographic workshops la si M; COOKSIIAW Staff Writer The Bells filled the Yates Memorial Centre with sound and won a lot of new fans and friends last night- The six have an exuberance and personality that completely won over the capacity crowd. II, was especially evident in their version of Country Road, Rollin on the River and Jerry Lee Lewis' Whole Lot 0' Sliakin. They have a feeling for mu- sic much of their seem- ed fo have been chosen exclu- sively for the appreciation of sound. The fact that they had ar- rived in the city only an hour before (heir first performance was very unfortunate and their tiredness showed in a few of their songs. There's a lot of hard work behind their public appear- ances, obvious in the back- ground musicians' perfect tim- ing and performances in the musicial each is an arlist. Medleys and quid songs re- ceived equally positive reac- tions from Ihc audience. Sun- clay Morning Coming Down, Help Me Make It Through Ihc Night, For the Good Times and Stay Awhile were a few. The group chose a good song to end on. Oh My Love, by John Lcnnon and Yoko Ono, was by far their most outstanding num- ber of the evening. The Bells gave an unbelievably perfect rendition of a very beautiful song. Gene MacLcllan started off the evening with the promise of a truly esthetic experience. He and his partner-accojiipa- msl, Marty Reno, lose a lot of recognition travelling as sec- ond billing on a tour. MacLcl- lan's music is of a completely different type than the Belly and deserves Its own concert, lie has a simple, coarse charm, added to rather than de- tracted from by nervousness, nnd his voice is easy to listen to. All his work, particularly Days of the Looking Glass, 1 Wartime puzzle solved for ex-Canadian airman Today's PARAMOUNT Short Subjects "Diamonds arc Forever" Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA "Baby Love" "Promise at Diwn1' Last Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA "Dagmar's Hot Pants Inc." "Lola" Last Complete Show MILTON, Ont. (CP) For 30 years John Henry Watson wondered was the brave Belgian woman who hid him from the Germans for five days during the Second World War and got him back to Brit- ain. He learned yesterday she is Rene van Recth of Schofen who now will know he made it to safety. The key to the 30-year puz- zle was a silver identification wristlet hidden from (he Ger- mans for three years in a ball of wool and treasured by Mrs. van Rccth for another 27 years. Mr. Watson, an TICAF navi- gator in the Second World War and now, at 58, personnel officer for Halton County, met Mrs. van Reeth's davightcr, Jacqueline van der Hoop of Toronto, in the county build- ing in this town 20 miles west of Toronto. Mrs. van dcr Hoop gave Mr. Watson her mother's address and said: "I won't tell mother I've found you. I'll let you write first." Contact was made when the department of veterans af- fairs at Ottawa identified the wristlet. On June 13, 1942, PO Wat- son was navigating a bomber of Squadron on a raid to Essen, Germany. An engine failed and the crew bailed out. The pilot was killed. Sgt. Eric Winkler, the radio operator and now Ontario's minister of financial and commercial af- fairs, and (he gunner were captured. Watson got free. PO Watson was found on the Dutch-Belgian border by a farmer who look him to the home of British-born Mrs. van Reeth. She hid him hut did not tell him her name for fear that if he were captured, he would be forced to tell it. Dressed in peasant's clothes, Watson was later taken to Antwerp, then to Brussels and the escape route to Britain. Mrs. van Rceth kept (he wristlet and asked her daugh- ter, now living in Toronto, to find out whether her Canadian flyer had survived the war. Mrs. van der Hoop told a Toronto newspaper ttie num- ber on the wristlet and within four hours the department in Ottawa had Mr. Watson on the telephone. Got Drunk on Monday and Bid- in' My Time show a sensitivity and deep feeling for people and explain his recognition as a songwriter o f international fame. It is obvious dial he is a song- writer first and a entertainer second. But this is perhaps what gives him the ahilily to perform his work belter than the many others who hnve rec- orded his songs. Snowbird, The Call and Put Your Hand in the Hand all had deep meaning for him and (or Ihc crowd when he sung them. The concert was well worth experiencing a second time. People in Vancouver can look forward to seeing groat Cana- dian talent in action tonight. AREA Most of Canada's nickel Is produced in the Sueibury, Ont., region. 100 Copies plus fax Instant Print Copy Div. 2269 Jhird Aye. S. GUITAR TRIAL COURSE WHKS WITH GUITAR SUmiEO. ONLY S22.5O PRUEGGERS ACCORDION COLLEGE S30 5th St. t. Miona 917.7524 NO QMOUMINT RES! Specials for those who the Smoke Shop Supermatic Cigarette Machines 10.97 0The easy way !o roll professional looking cigarertes. SPECIAL Woolco Cigarette Tobacco fins cut quality tobacco for your smoVing enjoyment. 6-oz. J 1 I Export Cigarette Tobacco Ihc tobacco that satisfying losle. 6-oz. Hn, 1.73 Cigarette Tubes 200 fo a box. Filler, Regular or King size. SPECIAl 37 Open Daify 9 a.m. 1o 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive STARTS TOMORROW At and p.m. Two of the most memorable characters the West can never forget! IT TAKES TWO ICE TO MAKE SUCH PAUL MADIIIM A SPECIAL MARV'N IN A FIRST ARTISTS PRODUCTION 'POCKET MONEY ADULT An adventure of the West so sing- ular, they had to be in it together up to their Hip Pockets. MARTINA HECTOR aGONOO st infaroi CAROLE KING'UKi Scat hALDt RORIH LAST TIMES TONIGHT 'DAGMAR'S HOT PANTS ALSO ''LOLA7 YOUR PHILIrS DEALER WITH 5ERVICI SEE THS MODULAR SOLID STATE COLOR TV I A C It J IX J AND TV 302 13lh ST. N. SOUTHERN ALBERTA WITH CHARLES BRONSON CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW" In color. Starring Hock Hudson and Angie Dickenson. Tuesday and Wednes- day. March 7 and 8. Tuesday show at p.m. Restrict- ed' Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "CLAY PIGEON'1 In Metrocolor Tuesday am! Wednes- day, March 7 and R. Tuesday shnw at p.m. Restrict- ed Adull. TABER Tower Theatre "THE GANG THAT COULDN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT" Jn color. Starring Jerry Orback and Leigh Taylor-Young. Tuesday, March 7. Shows at and p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. Tonight and Wed. ol and p.m. ADULT SejanConneiy Barnes Bond kJANAEMINGS _ 1 Forever STARTS TOMORROW ol and p.m. f is a true story, carefully documented, his- torically serious work by a dis- tinguished film maker. Jut because it is explicit and highly graphic in depicting the bizarre events that occured in France in 1634, others will find if visually shocking and deeply disturbing. We feel a responsibility to alert you to this oefore the picture opens. It is our hope that only the audience that will appreciate The Devils will come to see it. V v VANESSA REED IN KEN RUSSELL'S FILM Oi: THCT uevits BASED ON THE DtVllS OF LOUDUN, BY AIOOUS HUXLEY ENDS TONIGHT "BABY IOVE" 1N COLOR ,0 "PROMISE AT DAWN"