Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 6, 1978, Tokyo, JapanSUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 1978 PACIFIC STARS AND STRIPES PAGE 11
Higgins eyes 'Harold's Story'
By MARILYN BECKH
OLLYWOOD — You've probably heardthat Paramount will be bringing us
"Oliver's Story," the sequel to "Love Story,"But you couldn't have heard that Colin
Higgins now wants to bring us "Harold's Story—because the writer-director has just
dreamed up the idea of basing a film on thecharacter who survived "Harold and Maude."
If you're part of the ever-growinginternational cult of "Harold and Maude,"
you already know that the 1971 romantic blackcomedy about a lad in his 20s (Bud Cort) and
his septuagenarian love (Ruth Gordon) hasMaude meeting her final end at film's end.
But Higgins, who wrote the screenplay as hismaster's thesis at UCLA, tells me he'd like to
work with Cort again, "and I want to write a
film that would focus on Harold's life withoutMaude."
Not that he wouldn't also like to work withRuth Cordon again. He has, in fact, been
seriously thinking of a "Harold and Maude"prequel, to be titled "Grover and Maude,"
that would focus on the lady before Haroldentered her life — and while she was learning
such tricks as stealing cars from the Grovercharacter Richard Pry or brought to life in
Higgins' "Silver Streak." Naturally, he'dwant Richard and Ruth to be "Grover and
Maude."Right now Higgins is watching the
impressive box-office scores on his new "FoulPlay," and preparing "The Man Who Lost
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9 CASH FLOW! "If they stop making pennies/' says
Ima Wagg, "we'll have to pinch CLEKINS."
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can: 1. Short hair is in. 2. Ada is your aide. 3. Ed is a
IT SEEMS very peculiar, but no
matter what number is selected
between 10 and 999, the answer
will always be either 9 or 18'if you
figure as follows:
First: Add the digits
in the number selected
and subtract the result
from the number itself.
Next: Add the digits
in the new number and
the result will be 9 or
18, as predicted.
For example: Let's
take the number 721.
Add the digits and the
sum is 1.0. Subtract 10
from 721 and the result
is 711. Add these digits
and you get 9.
Now, similarly, try it
with another number
• Funny Age! The sum of our ages is 22. I shall be
seven times my brother's present age when his age
reaches half of mine. How old am I now?
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9 Riddle-Me-This! What did the ice cream say to the
apple pie? "You've got a crust!" What gets wetter the
more it dries? A dish towel.
ALL ABOARD! Find, if you can, the one route in five that
carries the skateboard rider above to destination X.
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British character actor
is really closet rock freak
By VERNON SCOTTH
OLLYWOOD (UPI)— At first blush the
presence of Donald Pleasencein the cast of "Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band"would seem an anomaly akin
to Shelley Winters playingright field for the Dodgers.
Pleasence is the distin-guished British character
actor, a native of Notting-hamshire, educated at
Sheffield, a member of theBristol Old Vic Company arid
a trouper with Sir LaurenceOlivier's company of "An-
thony and Cleopatra.""Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band" is a rockopera starring Peter Framp-
ton and the Bee Gees. So faras Pleasence knows, neither
Frampton nor the Bee Geeshad ever acted a day before in
their lives.One imagines Pleasence
stuffing his ears with cottonbefore reporting to work.
One also conjectures thathe reconstitutes his innate,
middle-aged conservativeBritish taste by listening to
Beethoven at the end of theday's work with the pop
music specialists.One reflects on Pleasence
giving acting instructions tohis costars with avuncular
concern.But no. Pleasence shatters
all the illusions of hisprevious screen roles. He is a
closet rock freak who wasenchanted with the apparent
miscasting."I actually like the music of
the Bee Gees and Frampton avery great deal," said the
balding actor, bearded for hisrole as B.D. Brockhurst, a
miserably mean and oilyrecord company mogul in. the
picture."I have two teen-age
daughters who play rockmusic throughout the house
morning, noon and night. Ifind myself listening and
enjoying it all."My wife, Meira Shore, is a
professional singer whowrites her own stuff and is
about to sign a recordingcontract. She specializes in
folk-rock, I suppose. Meira isfrom Israel and her music
has a Middle Eastern sound."It turns out, moreover, that
one of Pleasence's close palsis none' other than Ringo
Starr, the erstwhile Beatle."I wrote the lyrics for a
recent Ringo album," saidPleasence with no little pride.
"And I recorded the narra-tion for 'Scouse The Mouse,'
taken from a children's book."Mark you, I don't claim to
be a singer although I've beentold I have a rather good
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