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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press saturday october 3, 1970 Index sports Calendar. Page 1 weekly listings pages 1 to 8 radio programs Page 4 this week s movies Page 7 wih of acc flu on a kit the relay might on Marty Martin s who Star Marty Feldman waking pop Art Hollywood i can t hide this face. Fortunately i m not a says Marty Feldman the wildly phys ical and funny englishman the one Bright spot this sum Mer on Dean Martin presents the Gold diggers show. With a pair of heterogeneous eyes revolving about id different directions separated by a huge Bridge of a nose All under a Haystack gone amuck Feldman is an unforgettable sight even in circus land Hollywood. In town to Case the fall Dean Martin series where he if signed for a minimum of four and a maximum of 12 pro Grams Marty had his first look at a Martin taping sitting in the audience. On stage Dino was pointed in Feldman s direction and the italian nodded to the As Marty puts it. A physical comedian in the tradition of Buster Keaton Laurel and Hardy Marty works out of nervous Energy which is hardly Dean s style and he hoped to find a meet ing ground somewhere. I Don t do jokes impressions nor do i have an act and i be never tried guest spots the visitor explained. The whole idea of working in Holly Wood terrified the Man but with the Martin break and possible Abc series in the offing Marty could t say no. The slapstick comic kept his distance when Martin producer Greg Garrison taped the summer series in Lon Don because he saw no link Between his comedy and the dancing girls. It was a Shotgun marriage and most of Marty s grand film clips came from his successful bbl to series. After a week of talks and perusal of Martin show tapes the englishman returns to London where he will write material for his guest spots which he May film at Home or return and shoot in Hollywood. Perhaps my ver Sion of David Frost marrying Princess Anne might Marty mused running Over material not used on the Mer series. The staid bbl took note and suggested the sex writer try a series. Unlike our network cosiness executives never ask to see a script but were Forward to the extent of Inqui ring what the show might be about we Don t know until we shoot answered Feldman filming six before bbl asked for an additional seven. The prize winning show caught the Eye of i spy s Shel Don Leonard in London shooting an air stewardess series starring England s Millicent Martin supposedly for Abc release. Leonard sat Down and wrote the network a Long letter analysing Feldman s faults and assets suggesting the englishman be signed Pronto. An admirer of Harp Marx Buster Keaton Laurel and Hardy and Harold Lloyd and american humorists s. J. Penman Robert Benchley and James Thurber Feldman has been writing and clowning since a kid in school. I Small jewish and not Good in athletics so i became a he explains. And with my face i have no alter native except to stay in the Clown Marty fits his Basic requirement for the classic Clown. You must have a Defeated face. Keaton had it Elkton has it and so does Woody Allen. Like the Marx Brothers i expect the audience momentarily to come Over the footlights and grab me. The urge to get out of town before they catch up is constant. I m vulnerable. I under stand the put upon and i have the Chance to work out my my clue to Success he says softly is that in Way pm walking pop

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