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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Entertainment Wednesday December 30 1987    Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas      Page    9AFilm industry has boom year HOLLYWOOD AF Glenn Clos*1 turned psycho in 1987 Tom Seller k chanced diapers Blockbusters returned And in a ye*r when the stock market went bust the film in dustry boomed Boxoffice records fell to IC*. hits Fatal Attraction Marring Michael Douglas and Hose rn the story of a one night stand gone berserk Beverly Hills Cop ll in which Fddie Murphy reprises his role of the Detroit cop transplanted to Beverly Hills and Three Men and a Baby with Tom Seller k Ted Dan son and Steve Guttenberg as bachelors who find themselves ten ding an infant With a smashing fall season led by Fatal Attraction Silo million in lo weeks I s and Canadian theaters were destined for $4 I billion in ticket sales topping the previous record of $4 03 billion in 1^84 At the same time the numter of movie st reens in the I mted States reached a record high of 22 721 with 2o 637 indoors and 2 i*84 drive ins In 1S48 when the first survey was made bv the National \'s*xiutior, of Theater Owners the Iota* wa' IS * I including to* drive ins Baby boomers bringing their movie habits into middle age helped raise the total of filmgoers those attending mov ies at least on* e a vear to 123 6 million an a 5 percent in crease ov er I mg The number of films in the marketplace has great Iv ’ne re a led mostly because of the growth of in tependent companies The M turn Picture Association ' rating board rev lew rd 4hf film" in a 12 month penod ’.ive largest number in IS vears Hollywood s hiss**' were cs *untod in the deaths ut Mar** h red A-taire th*-ultimate in class "wx siren Rita Hayworth Hay Hogger last survivor of the Aeilow Brick Head Man Astor femme fatale of The Maltese Falcon clowns Danny Kayo and Jackie Gleason Randolph Scott, the cowboy’s cowboy gruff tough lax* Marvin ‘ Music Man Robert Preston silent star Pola Negri Hollywood also lost some of its greatest filmmakers John Huston Bob Fosse A incente Minnelli Mal Wallis Mervyn Le Roy Clarence Brown The movie blockbuster returned toward the end of the year Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom Bernardo Bertolucci s The Last F.mperor and Steven Spielberg s Fmpire of the Sun came up as "trong contenders for Academy Awards lk*spite these big budget epics louds darkened the economic horizon Two ambitious new companies were drowning in red ink The Can non <iroup was struggling to survive imposing of assets as it experienced huge losses The DFG Group sui fered box office bombs and founder Dine IV* l-aurentiis offered to leave the company to aid its recovery Ixirimar Telepictures also faltered suffering a SM million fourth quarter loss The penis of launching a major studio did not detract entrepreneur Jerry Wesnlraub however Me form ed Wemtraub Fntertainment Group with S-e 2 million in private financing for an ambitious production schedule Most major studios enjoyed rex Ord profits but unions claimed that Hoi Iv wxvod taf>ur was not sharing the prosperity Craft unions reported a 6 percent drop in work hours and a loss of mon* than 12.' million in earnings Thev blamed non union filming and runaway productions outside HoHvwood especially in Canada i Mtk e again Paramount Pictures dominated theater business with a 19 6 percent share of the market Following were Warner Bros with 13 9 percent Buena Vista Disney with 12 I percent and Orion with ll 2 percent In other developments Owner Coca Cola chose British filmmaker David Puttnam to head Columbia Pictures But he apparently made enemies with his attacks on the power of talent agencies huge salaries for stars and production waste Coca-Cola decided to con solidate Columbia and Tri Star Pictures and Puttnam was out The marathon "Twilight Zone trial ended in acquittals of director John Landis and four others charged with involuntary manslaughter in the filming deaths of actor Vie Morrow and two children The talent guilds objected to the coloring of movie classics to enhance their value in television and videocassettes Their efforts failed to stop the electronic conversion to col or of such films as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre A ankee l>oodle Dandy and the original Mutiny on the Bounty A strike by the Directors Guiid seemed imminent in July but agree ment was reached with the producer** one hour after picketing began The Ai jdemy Awards in 1987 celebrated sentiment rewarding longtime nominee Paul Newman with his first acting Academy Award for his role as pooj king Fast F.ddie Ft*.s»n in The Color of Money lH*af actress Marie*- Matim was the other big winner for Children of a I * »od Platoon at*>ut the Vietnam War was named best picture The movie won four Oscars for dire*tor oliver stone whose latest film Wall street is proving to be a hot i omm«*ditv during a rest levs stoc k market season Taylor plays Willie's kid brother in Sunday's new television Western U »s ANGULUS    \t    * years of age I Alb Taylor mo bt* wa* amused at t***lF<g ast .»*> W Un Ne;s*»n s kid brother lr. the ( Bs movie Once I pan a Texas Tram Taylor spent five sears r v audrv tile and has made mort1 movies anil telesis on shaws thai. he c an remember Ne,sin p lavs J * *.r Henry Lee ~ Texas badman who ha* iearrves nothing rn 3 sears behind t ars A- a nan sear at me aboma twforr going I came out bere ii where J* rank * apr a was ,taking ’ xylophone b Know - ne c soon releases! fr lion apr a a iked me one dav iHib y miifvii un hi rournj* u* rn gang bats brother * harue Iwe and vets i Hit a rot ti in t arks and trains again ! go! JI kit fc out id! J>u»\iftg tx I* iud brot hr r >aid Ti) lor ‘Ai ii st* th* wig!it It w *!s I minV ti* He s quite a bit younger than me This movie comedy which CK" wilt air 'sunday brings together two over tile till. gang' on« *n each vile of the law Willie Ne.son heads one Richard W id marx a** other Angie Dickinson is in t?w middle as fix* woman the*y »ov«- t'ompilcatmg mat tens is an outlaw gang of young upstarts tell by "baun« avsidy W .Hie asked in* to do some of fits v one elds said Taylor who play oil the* xy lophot x- and, hartnonua in v au*le*v die It was his ahilllv on the \vlophone that landed him ho first s* teen role in J* rank I apr a s A ou I ant Take ll With A OU It! PM** I I * mid play that kind of musk I rn on* of the regulars on H**« Haw doing comedy an*! musk I ay lur said In tta* movie whe*n tie Nelson gets out of prison I rn in ttw buckboard with two horse's He waves gtNidhye looks at me and says A ou got ttw* dynamite And we go ttoom' Hi gilt off we rot) a hank I work almost every scene with Withe He s a real professional Two things I learned in v amies tile is ta* on time and know your lines Taylor is also the tattie*r of actor Buck Taylor who played Newly (i Brien on Gunsmoke for eight years He also has a daughter Fay ileal! Tharp Taylor was bum in Augusta (ta BRAUHTEX TWH »    Am***'*#    AJA    AAM PATAL * ATTRACTION ever I* fie any pictures I said No    getting different parts I did six p but I v»* got bi lo something My    lures with b rank * apra f BARGAIN MATINEES 4 30 TO 5 30 DAILY WALNUT 6 629-6400 BARGAIN NIGHT TUESDAY k Vi J OI I O' J OI * 91 Act i 'ii ■ e 7**/. I OO I * ti OC ’ * I OC Cinderella %««ait, J I ll J ll I ll NUT5 OC % ll I ll J ill ll Mil ll $■ I a i * i n 17% I * **•<*. J. I OO JOH JO J ill 20 Dear Abby Peer Pressure Helps to Put Squeeze on Smoking Habit DHAR APPA I    sat in    Mi*    '- it    ravs, .md    I    hao*    sorrif had news ahead of v»tu un    a flight to    M»s    for you." Angel*-' Although I was dying t<- I hat* for that to happen to talk with vuu I understand people I care about, loo mans th usar Is * people must have that smokers say, "Well. I enjoy ur„ ■    I    !    Haw    it    I    i.Iv s I smoking — and it’s mv lit'*-." sa I nothing Put    - in *    yuk    ai    Ac tually.    th**v    more “crave" rn* utters may I    sp tk    a *h    .    ,    than enjoy    it: they don’t realize t u    it’s not onlv their lives, unless the\ hint- no one in the world who loves them, or depends s:• n . I I*.iiht * ti s. .nu s upon them for something — if I have known you to devote man; dumbs to getting people to qui i js, n» sn Kl • st, j They it's only friendship, nill t* * na "j s* ,ts I eould w rite a book — anti one , i la Is et.    dav    I    mac    Thanks    for    writing, .gan-tt* "andra. ie t , st deterrent ’ King is peer pre SS UT m Prais*- thus* [ and that smoking )1«- were firm ahoi K,rs would fee! i. perhaps decide to q tfu ult for a smoke r* tt* makes the til ann legis •uple who tv >t h«* a1 It enough I it rn1 ?ft* ;• Al a K a g DF AR APPA I am «*xpecting i ihy soon If st - a g;rl I want to mi* h«-r Abbe It - a beautiful im* hut I rn tv t sure it it « a real tm*- r th*- na snam* t r Ahi I have found Abby listed in one k d baby nam* s hut m*>st books st ,t as the nit for Abigail a w rid where we rail a president Jimmy I still believe in using a formal name where proper but I would rather give my rhild the name I am going t< call her What do you think1’ You would know' KA RFN Hi >"! KR FFG IN ILL DF AR KAR FN: If you have a girl, nam** her whatever you wish. whether cir not th** name is listed in a book of baby names Nome people "invent” their own names. I have met some “Abbys" who were never " Abigail.'* Good luck tx* you and th** new bally, whatever her (or his! name is. vt us! t*'**n-MK*r*. do not know th* faits ah*,ut drugs \It)s how to prt*v**nt unwanted pregnant v and how to handle the pain of growing up It's al! in \bb> > new updat'd expanded booklet. "Whal Kverv    should Kn*,w lo order. »**nd x*,ur nam, and address, tlearlv printed plus cheek or money order for SU.50 SI in ( a ti ad a to Dear Vbhy 's I,-en Booklet. I* O Box 4*7 Mount Morris, ll 61054 Po stag, and handling are included. I ■ I 4 % "ANIIRA Dili'" s ANT A Mf -NI' A I »(- AR "ANDRA N I vs ,,u!d h.iv* taken not* s m shorthand and us* <1 it in mv column. A nu and I agree about smoking. Norm sm*»k* rs are. intl* *-il. a*!-*ii< ted put neither peer (iri s. sui, itor leg Isla t ion will cure an addiction. A smoker has to want to quit tor his or her ow n reasons sum* g« I th* "will" after th** lim tor sav s. ”1 just saw sour \• NEVI YEARS * #    ^    *    y    %    * •    ^ Dance Thursday. December 31, 1987 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall mTEXANABAND Dance from    Tickets Hp rn to 12 v am    $5 pre-sale and Sh after 8 (JO Twbets available from Salty Silva Ray Villanueva Mary Alvarado * 24 IHM    S29-2J30    625-8656 Butcher Boy Meat Mkt and His & Her Hair Styling NO RI SERA ATIONS T AKLN r *%7 **, I live*! there unti. tx* was 14 He    wife s going to have a baby s tx*rf! Waiter I lavi*sr The I did a test with Anr Alisier    who k:.ame l>ut is sb**r?!or ll He    piaved ms wife in the picture I vexi to Ok.aboma worked on a    f .aved the whipbone with    six rn in I ex as where he seamed to' I c oui dr, t read musk    sci I id to hear something first i ciiiiSfTit) Picturw out tit I rn y n ^4* f u*lev 1 lie    contract and tx* stayed there for 14 '* and saw years I was known a' * aimonball x jus- that was mv name I use*! as t s sidekick to ll lid Bill Flltott and Charles Starrett and many others he said I just kept New Year’s Eve Bash 2nd Annual Clear Springs Cafe * v r* New Years Eve Dance ;j at Eagles Hall _ *257 E South St New Braunfels TX 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a in For only $12.50 per Person Enjoy a Evening of: •Oysters on the Half Shell •Boiled Crawfish & Shrimp •Crab    ‘Gumbo and our Famous Onion Rings Free Set Ups & Party Favors •Free Champagne at Midnight Come Dance to the Music Provided by Stingrays SO’s&GO’sRock Music by Pfeil Brothers A    $7.50/person includes Breakfast after Dance. EVERYONE WELCOME!! FRANCES BRIDGES is there for you every Thursday in the Herald Zeitung ; J 0 v 'J __________ New Year's Eve Party & Dance Music By TheGoolaks 9 00,0 I OO $12 SO per person in ddvam e B YOB Se* Ups Availdbl* 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. ;