New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Hawkeye, Hot Lips Co. pack up set
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hawkeye, B.J., Hot Lips, Klinger, and all the other denizens of the 4077th M.A.S.H. are packing their duffel bags and heading
After ll years they’re shutting down the Korean War.
It means goodbye to one of the most honored and most popular television shows of all time. MASH was in the Top IO for nine out of the ll years it was on CBS. It’s on the air in reruns morning, noon, and night. It has won the Peabody and Humanitas Awards, numerous Golden Globes, Peoples Choice awards, and 12 Emmys.
The final scene for MASH will probably be filmed this week. After that, Hie series will shut down production at 20th Century-Fox Studios. The last original program, a two-hour movie in which the Korean War ends and they all go home, will be telecast on CBS on Monday, Feb. 28.
The show goes into reruns after that, i They’re filming out of sequence, so the last show filmed will not be the last one
“It’s been a long time and ifs a bittersweet ending,’’ says Burt Metcalfe, the tall, slim, bearded executive producer.
“In a way ifs like life imitating art. The group of people in Korea went through an intense experience. In the final episode the war is ending, they’re saying goodbye and going their separate ways.
“In real life you have a group of actors, writers, and others saying goodbye and going their separate ways. So the final show has added meaning to the actor. It’s going to mean goodbye for the actor in real life as well.”
Loretta Swit, who is Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, and Alan Alda, who is Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, are the only remaining members of the original cast.
Swit says, “I’m going to miss those people terribly. Artistically, I’m going to feel free. I took Margaret as far as I could. On the other hand. I’m excited about the future of my career. Everyone says MAS
H will be a hard act to follow. Everyone agrees with that.”
The final two-hour episode takes place during three weeks in July 1953. It starts just before the end of the war and ends with everyone going home. More than that Metcalfe doesn’t want to say.
Why did millions of Americans take M A S H to heart?
Metcalfe says, “It was an incredibly lucky and unique blend of chemistry in terms of the actors and the creative side. It was an attitude of not doing a conventional sitcom. Not doing wacky doctors at the front. We were all determined from the outset we wouldn’t cater to that concept, even if we went down in flames.”
“Once we got launched, the Vietnam War came into play in that we were able to strike a chord in the country. Not that the Korean War 25 years earlier was Vietnam. We made a clear distinction. But the audience didn’t. They saw the irreverence, the antiwar attitude, the humanity and the compassion.”
Top Ten Records
(AP) The following hits for the week ending January 15 as they appear in next week’s issue of Billboard magazine. Copyright 1982, Billboard Publications, Inc. Reprinted with permission. HOT SINGLES
1.“Down Under” Men At Work (Columbia)
2.“The Girl Is Mine” Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney (Epic)
3.“Dirty Laundry” Don Henley (Asylum)
4.“Maneater” Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)
5.“Sexual Healing” MarvinGaye (Columbia)
6.“Mickey” Toni Basil (Radialchoice)
7.“Africa” Toto (Columbia)
8.“Baby, Come to Me" Patti Austin (Qwest)
9.“Rock the Casbah” The Clash (Epic)
10.“Heartbreaker” Dionne Warwick (Arista) TOP LP S
1.“Business As Usual” Men At Work (Columbia)
2.“Built For Speed” Stray Cats (EMI-America»
3.“H20” Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)
4.“Get Nervous” Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)
5.“Lionel Richie” Lionel Richie I Motown)
6.“Coda” Led Zeppelin (Swansong)
7.“Midnight Love” Marvin Gaye (Columbia)
8.“Thriller” Michael Jackson (Epic)
9.“Combat Rock” The Clash (Epic)
10.“Long After Dark” Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker (Backstreet-MCA)
1.“Going Where the Lonely Go” Merle Haggard (Epic)
2.“On Our Last Date” Emmylou Harris (Warner Bros.)
3.“Like Nothing Ever Happened" Sylvia (RCA)
4.“Talk to Me” Mickey Gilley (Epic)
5.“Thank God for Kids” The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)
6.“Inside-Carolina Dreams” Ronnie Milsap (RCA)
7.“Can’t Even Get the Blues" Reba McEntire (Mercury)
8.“With You” Chally McClain (Epic)
9.“Hard Candy Christmas" Dolly Parton (RCA)
10.“Marina Del Rey" George Strait (MCA IEntertainment
Sunday, January 9, 1983 10A
Another voice in the holler
VAN LEAH, Ky. (AP) She’s no coal miner's daughter, even though she lives near Butcher Holler where country star Loretta Lynn was born.
Iii fact, Hermalee is the daughter of an unemployed factory worker who toils in tile family grocery store. But her singing career is follow ing a trail not unlike the one that took her famous aunt. Miss Ly nu. to the top
“I toured with her off and on for four or five years." Hermalee says. “I’d go out on stage and sing a couple of songs before she came out. then I’d step back and sing harmony with her."
Hermalee, who is 25. believes she is slightly ahead of the pace set by her aunt iii her climb to country music stardom.
Although she’s never had a record pressed by a major recording company, Hermalee lias been nominated twice iii the Music City News Awards at Nashville as one of tile most promising country
“I had a recording session a couple of mouths ago and we distributed the records to some labels, but we haven’t heard anything.” she said.
Hermalee. who is married to Orville l<ee Fields, uses only her first name as an entertainer. She was named after her father. Herman Webb, who is Miss Ly nil’s brother.
“The only thing I can figure is I was supposed to have been a I>• »\ she sa> s. _
Butcher Holler, where Miss Lynn was born and w here Cry stat Gayle, another famous singing aunt of Hermalee’s spent the early years of her life, is in the rugged Appalachian mountain range of eastern Kentucky’s Johnson County. It is coal country.
Hermalee was born in Wabash, Iud., but her parents, who were native Kentuckians, made a permanent move to Van Lear in 1975.
The Fields have a 0-year-old son, Chad Erie. They live near the family grocery store, where Hermalee worked part time just after graduating from high
She s never been on the Grand Ole Opry iii Nashville, but she recently appeared at the Little Opry House iii Decatur, III., where she received her first standing ovation. “It tickled me to death,” she
"Right now, I’m iii a position to sing what the
people like, what they want to hear," she said. “It’s not what I necessarily prefer, but I’m going to do it. I try to sing a variety of songs and I sing a lot of old country songs for older crowds."
Hermalee has recently cut a demo record and hopes one of larger labels will pick it up. Both celebrity aunts tell Hermalee to be patient and success will eventually come her way. — -“Loretta reads palms and she told me that ifs there," Hermalee says. “I’m going to make it, but it s just going to take a little while. Crystal and Loretta never influenced me to do anything with it (singing) but they didn’t try to influence me not to. They really just left it up to me.”
"What a bore!"
Person (Carol Kyle) looks askance as her Ego (Jonathan Hook) gazes lovingly at himself in “Windows Are Only Solid Air,"
opening Jan. 13 for a two weekend run at Circle Arts Theatre. Tickets and reservations are available at Krause Books, 625 0251.
New 'Masterpiece'lacks life
By FRED ROTHENBERG Associated Press
NEW YORK(API “The Good Soldier” on public television’s Mil s ter piece J hen tm
Sunday night, is true to the style and spirit of the Ford Madox Ford novel on which it is based. But that may be its dewnfall.
Some works come to life on the printed page and on television. This one falls flat on the small screen.
Ford employed a technique that Alistair Cooke, the Masterpiece [heater host, describes as “time-shifts.” The story us not told iii a
linear fashion, or through flashbacks. Instead, it repeatedly jumps back and forth, offering different character perspectives of the same incident.
A reader can chew on this literary movement, but the TV viewer will find it jarring. Events seem to fly by in several directions, without enough opportunity for absorption.
“The Good Soldier” is more of a mood piece, but without the kind of lyrical beauty that entranced viewers in * * B r i d e s h e a d Revisited.”
European high society iii the early 20th century, with its stilted
hypocritical morality, is the focus of “The Good Soldier.”
Two married couples, one British, one American, meet each year at a German health resort. They appear the embodiment of dignified virtue, never dropping their guard or their pretension. But behind this facade is a web of infidelity, and the guilt that goes with living lies that satisfy private appetites and contradict public appearances.
On the surface, this has TV appeal, similar to Dallas. Dynasty or Peyton Place But the characters never display enthusiasm.
They continually make pompous speeches and rarely connect on any level.
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