New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, December 20,1995 □ 9
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Movie memorabilia on the auction block
NEW YORK (AP) — Movie buffs got a peek at the seamy underside of Hollywood when Greta Garbo’s silk underwear went up for grabs.
Along with Garbo’s love gift to actor Gilbert Roland, Christie’s East auction house was offering other memorabilia Monday.
Sylvester Stallone’s red and white satin boxing trunks from the original “Rocky” movie sold for $10,925 and brown briefs worn by George Reeves in the 1960s “Superman” series went for $2,070. A giant pink brassiere made for the movie “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” netted $2,070.
But the woman famous for saying “I want to be alone” got her wish: No one bid high enough to walk away with Garbo’s cream-colored, satin-lined briefs with the “G” monogram.
Other items auctioned off included Tom Hanks’ military outfit from “Forrest Gump,” for $17,250, and his Bubba Gump Fish Co. baseball cap, sold along with a movie poster signed by Hanks for $4,600.
John Travolta’s black jacket from “Grease” sold for $6,900, and the “Wonderboy” bat and glove Robert Redford used in “The Natural” sold for $8,625.
Supermodel splits up with latest husband
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a year after Christie Brinkley got hitched on a ski slope, her marriage has crash-landed in court.
The supermodel settled up legal woes Monday with estranged husband Richard Taubman after suing him for nearly $2 million in cash and property she claimed the real estate developer owed her.
“I’m happy it’s over,” Brinkley said outside court.
Attorneys for both sides refused to disclose the sealed agreement. Sources said Brinkley forgave the $2 million and dropped the lawsuit in exchange for him not contesting the divorce or seeking custody of their 6-month old son. The sources said the divorce will likely be final within two weeks.
Brinkley and Taubman were married i last December on a Colorado mountaintop, eight months after the survived a helicopter crash dunng a ski trip.
Brinkley was previously married to p singer-composer Billy Joel.
I “Norm” and “Cliff ” see t likenesses in airport bar I commercials
! LOS ANGELES (AP)— Tile actors ! who played Norm and Cliff on TV’s t “Cheers" are suing a company they ? claim uses look-alikes to promote air-
1 port bars.
% But U.S. Distnct Judge Manuel Real % disagreed Monday after taking one
2 look at actors George Wendt and John % Ratzenberger, and Host Intemation-% al’s “Bob” and “Hank,” animated fig-% ures used in airport bars.
n “I find that they are not a copy of 'their likeness in any fashion,” Real ' said. “They are noticeably different.”
' But the former beer buddies from ! “Cheers” said the figures in the court-xroom, from the Las Vegas airport, ! looked different from versions they ! had seen in the Cleveland and Kansas •City airports.
> “It just looks a little different,”
* Wendt said.
Real ordered the attorneys and actors ho return Jan. 2 with witnesses that 'could testify whether the figures in his ^courtroom were altered in any way.
'Oklahoma City day-care 'centers replaced by NFL 'owners
£ OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 'Showing hearts as big as their players, ✓National Football League owners ✓donated $500,000 to help replace two Jday-care centers destroyed in the Oklahoma City bombing, j “Our children are our greatest
Eces. They’re our greatest assets,” all of Farrier Lee Roy Selmon, a r University of Oklahoma linesman who played for the Tampa Bay ^Buccaneers.
* About 15 former football players ^turned out for the announcement Monday.
« Nineteen children were among the JI69 people killed in the Apnl 19 blast. Fifteen children died in the Alfred P. urrah Building day-care center, and bombing damaged a YMC'A center few yards away.
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Target a benefactor of theater at CMNB
CMNB Treasurer Lorrie Coles accepts a $1,000 check from Target Store Manager Leigh Ann Thompson while Community Relations Team Leader, Dion Davis, looks on.
Target Stores awarded The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels $1,000 for the creation of a theater area in the museum.
“We do a lot of programs, like Free Tuesday p.m., for example, where we need to seat an audience. Then, too, we always have dress up, puppets, and imagination going on among the children, and kids love being on stage,” said Susan Williams, the museum's director.
“Target is glad to be able to help; we really believe in supporting the arts,” said Leigh Ann Thompson, manager of the Target Store.
The theater and stage will be a simple platform facing tiered, carpeted blocks. When not in use for special programs, the stage will be home to the museum’s puppet theater, with room for impromptu performances by children who select costumes, musical instruments or decide to dance or act out their own
“Target contributes five percent of its taxable income to non-profit institutions. No other retailer matches our record,” said Thompson. “We congratulate the Children’s Museum for providing arts opportunities for families.”
“We’re thrilled to be the recipient of the money to help with the construction and material costs of the theater; it will definitely open the door to more arts presentations from us, and I just hope we can have it ready for our February Free Tuesday p.m. show; we’re having an actress who does a one-woman show as Abigail Adams, wife of the second U.S. president, John Adams. Our show will be one of the only two performances in Texas this season; the other is at UT, Austin. We got lucky!”
Some of us need help making those Christmas bells ring
This column is not intended to be morbid. On the contrary. This week, it’s intended to offer an invitation, not only to feel joyful, but to spread that joy around — perhaps in places you don’t want to go. Those places might put a small lump in your throat, and shade your red and green just a little bit blue ... but only temporarily. You can handle a few minutes at a time, can’t you?
You see, it’s like this: there are many of us who have lost a child or a spouse since last Chnstmas. Guess how we feel about Christmas this year. We don’t care about decorating a tree (or even buying one); we don’t want to sing carols, or bake cookies, or send Chnstmas cards, or shop for gifts (let alone wrap them!). We’d just as soon sit and vegetate, our numbness being punctuated from time to time with good old crying jags. Only they’re not “good” and each one is anything but "old” ... the hurt seems fresh and new each time. Are you uncomfortable?
I imagine there are many of you who arc a bit disapproving of someone sharing her feelings so
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openly. Well, it won’t be the first time that habit caused me problems. But over the years, I’ve noticed that trying to “close off” caused even more trouble ... so here I am, warts and all!
Recently I admitted to you that many times this column is created out of my own observations and experiences, so let me do it again. Let me speak for all the people who have walked in my moc
casins this past year and don 7 have a column. I’m the lucky one. This is my therapy — talking to vou.
First of all, let me tell you that although we know you haven’t stopped canng about us (the ones still in the grieving process), you’ve been avoiding us like the plague! Your eyes look elsewhere when you say, “Merry Christmas”, and then, you correct yourself and say, “I know it will be hard, but try to have a happy holiday.” Some of you start to say or do something loving, but catch yourself in the nick of time to protect yourself from awkwardness. There are fewer Christmas cards this year, and invitations to holiday gatherings are at an all time low. We understand your discomfort. You almost feel guilty being excited and happy in our presence, and yet, don’t really want us to rain on your parade. Furthermore, you’re convinced that we consider all the trappings of Christmas as “irrelevant.”
You’re almost right.
Rub our noses in it!
Left to our own devices, we might go into
hibernation and come out well after the first of the year. But no matter how many layers we
wrap around our “winter sleep”, we can’t shut out the pain. We need your sun to thaw us. We need strong hugs, and jokes, and wonderful cookies, and bright flowers, and caroling serenades, and pulling us out of our houses, and telling us how much you love us, and making us feel alive (whdn we’re not sure we want to be).
Don’t pull back! Have the courage to “get in our faces.” DARE us to be happy with! God knows we WANT to be! Rub our noses in joy and laughter. Wrap your Chnstmas love around us. We won’t mind a bit. It will keep us warm.
(Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing on the arts and humanities ... and sometimes, the art of humanity.)
Caroling on the Plaza
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Photo courtesy of ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
Large crowds returned this year to the 14th Annual Caroling on the Plaza.
Texas Lutheran to host Mariachi singers’ contest
Amateur and professional Mariachi singers are invited to participate in the lith annual Noche De Gala Mariachi Singers Competition Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996, at 6 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium on the Texas Lutheran College Campus in Seguin
Teatro De Anes De Juan Seguin, City of Seguin and Texas Commission on the Arts are sponsoring the event.
The Mariachi singers competition (vol-calistas de cancion ranchera) is open to anyone wishing to showcase their talent performing Mariachi songs on stage, backed with a live professional Mariachi.
Awards will be presented in three categories: amateur, professional, and duets. Persons interested in an application should contact event chairpersons Gilbert and
Dolores Avalos at (210) 303-0636.
Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 5, 19%.
Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets for the Noche De Gala Mariachi Singers Competition are $5.
Past competitions have drawn participants from Central Texas communities, including New Braunfels, San Marcos, Austin, Prairie Lea, Luling, Stockdale, Kingsville. San Antonio, Seguin and Gonzales.
Teatro De Anes De Juan Seguin, founded in 1982, is a non-profit, tax-exempt community based organization dedicated to the Mexican American arts.
The Seguin based organization serves Guadalupe County and surrounding schools and communities.
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