Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
READ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 'CHINOOK' SOUTH AIDERTA'S LARGEST RIJPAL CIRCULATION The Letkbridge Herald TELEVISION GUIDE KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE Washing, Drying, Dry Clecn'ng Phone 328-3914 3 Ave. 12 Si. B S. Attended Mon. thru Fri. FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1793 LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 26 TO FRIDAY, JUNE 1 and works basis for 5-part series Leonardo da Vinci, who through his artistic genius and practical inventiveness, may have accomplished more in his own lifetime than any other hu- man being of any era in the history of the world, shrank from his death at the age of 67 because he felt IBS woik had been inadequate. Yet in addition to leaving a legacy of paintings, such as the Moaa Lisa and the Last Sup- per, da Vinci pushed 15th-cen- tury thought to the threshold of the 1900s with his experi- ments in the fields of physics, mechanics, engineer ing, anat- omy, geology, geometry, phi- losophy, and even aviation. As lay dying in Cloux, France, on May 2, 1519 in the arms, according to some sources, of King Francis I da Vinci's flnal words revolved around one recurring theme, "so much Stalling Saturday, May 20 at p.m., The Life Of Leonardo da Vinci, aji award-winning five-part series of specials de- voted to the renowned Floren- tine artist and mechanical ge- nius, will be telecast for five consecutive Saturdays initially as a 93-mimite "opaner special'' and in four programs to be presented on June 2, 9, 16 and 23 at p.m. WINS GRAND PRIZE The acclaimed specials, with Philippe Leroy as rta Vinci, KUNG FU Oarra- dinc (above' stars as Kwai Chang Cainc, n Cliincse- American 1'vinR precariously on llic western frontier of HIP ISGOs after escaping from his native China where he is wanted for murder. A Budd- hist monk, he is in the ancient oriental science of personal combat called fcung fu. "Knng Fu" airs Friday, May 25, at p.m. on C'TV. won a grand prize at the 12th Monte Carlo International Television Festival last year. "He was a says actor Giulio Bosetti, who will be seen as the "guide" moving in and out of the action on the se- ries. "As a painter, sculptor, phys- icist, architect, botanist, anat- omist, writer, musician and master mechanic, Leonardo was ahead of any man of his time." No one could ever have completed all this man set out to do. In fact, it took centuries for mankind to comprehend and put into practice many of the inventions initiated by da Vin- ci. From liis Insecure childhood as the illegitimate son of a peasant woman and a notary, da Vinci is followed in the first special through his apprentice- ship in the studio workshop of Andrea del Verrocehio in Flor- ence, where his genius for painting first manifests itself, to Ms initial steps toward art- istic immorality with works such as Adoration Of The Magi. The inventive side of da Vin- ci's gift pervades the second special, during which the artist accepts the of courtier to Milan's Lodovico il Moro. Al- though he spends much of this era preparing court festivals, studying anatomy and working with mechanical apparatus, he also produces such paintings as Lady With An Ermine and The Virgin Of The Rocks, (now in the Louvre) GRF.AT MASTERPIECE The third special includes da Vinci's flight to Venice from French occupation of Milan in 1490 and his plans for the invention of submarines to de- fend Venice from the Turkish fleet. But the most outstanding product of this time in the art- ist's life is his painting of one of the world's greatest master- pieces, Last Supper. Beginning with da Vinci's re- turn to Florence in 1500 as a middle-aged man, the fourth special follows him through his days as a military engineer, artistic rivalry w i t h Mi- chelangelo anil his invention of a winged machine which was a 1 forerunner of the airplane. It ends as he departs for Milan carrying with him his latest portrait (he Gioconda, (now known throughout the world as the Moiva In the fifth special, da Vinci, now an artist famous in his own life-time, enjoying a period of serenity during which lie con- tinues his studies and his ex- periments while living in the court of the King of France. It ends witli his death at 67, and his burial in a common grave in the French town of Amboise. Almost 100 interior sets were utilized in the series, which took two years to produce. Background props were pro- vided by the vast range of architectural and artistic Re- naissance resom-ces existing in Italy, where the film was shot. World9s most renowned inventor The artistic genuis and scientific brillian ce of the world's most renowned inventor is dramatically presented in the Life of Leonardo d-a Vinci, a five-part series of color specials making its debut Saturday, May 26, at p.m. on CBC Television. Philippe Leroy portrays Leonardo, from his humble birth in 1452, to his unhappy death at the age of 67, in 1519. 'Beaiilifnl Blue written Strauss family tragedies The younger Johaim Sti ,-iu.ss falls deeply in love with an old- er woman the mistress of a wealthy Viennese businessmen despite the objections of his mother, marries her. in Hetti, fifth episode of the mu- sical biography series The Strauss Family, Sunday, May 27 at 9 CBC Televi- sion. Taking over Hie management of his career from Strauss' mother, Anna, Hetti helps husband to increase his earn- ings and to fulfil liis dream of becoming Director of Court Music, a post formerly held by his father. Now Johann concentrates more on composhig, while Jo- sef and Edi, his brothers, share the limelight as conductors of his orclxsstra. But somber notes of tragedy continue to mingle with the gay Strauss music: Anna, ailing and feeling unwanted, dies. Emilie, the elder Strauss's former mis- tress, has beeoms a fat, sioven- Dangerons game Wilh ever increasing develop- ments in technology, man is capable of building more and more sophisticated weapons than ever before. In the pro- cess, lie manoeuvres himself into a corner froin whence he may blow himself to kingdom come. "Here Come The Thursday, May 31 at 10-30 p.m. on Channel 13 on CTV, looks at the developments and the needs for safeguards in "Arm- aments: A Very Dangerous Chess Game." 3y drunkard, and disgusts tha younger Johann. And yet another blow is in store tha death of Josef. Stuart Wilson (Johann Margaret Whitirg Nikolas Sinvmcmds (Jo- Tony Ar'hold Anre Stallybrass Barbara Ferris (Emilie) and Cheryl Kennedy (Marie Geistinger) are oast in this episode of the popular series, currently being telecast in seven parts by CBC- TV. But there Is further tragedy in store. Inspired by Hc'ti. Strau.ss forgets his cares by writing a new nurriber, The Beautiful Blue Danube. Yet while he rehearses it for an Im- perial command performance, Hetti notes the first signs of a new turning in her hus- life.