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Janet Landgard in Lancaster film By Ru» Leadabrand *S%3T?%5^ This tumm«r a n*w: and unusual motion picture s^ar-i ring Burt Lancaster will be\ · released in Los Angetet. On : the cast;0f .crediU will appear. the notice.-"Introducing Janet Landgard as Julie Hooper." Pasadenans will remember Janet Landgard as the leggy little blond''school girl ; who became an Adrian model, a cover girl, a TV starlet. Now, finally, she is an. actress in a major'motiftn picture. Tha transition Is a natural thing, for Miss Landgard has king-sized helping of drive and ambition. J a n e't was 14 when her grandmother iuggested - that she become ' a model. · Her Scandinavian '/good , l o o k * argued for ..her and In short order she wa| appearing on magazine', covers and in TV commercials. A p u b'! I c i t y photograph ; was spotted by Hollywood talent scouts and- Janet was offered a role 'in the "Donna Reed Show." " This was a happy alliance, Janet became a regular on the show.and appeared in 40 sequences. Her classmates at Pasadena High School missed her (Janet was going to-high school on the .studio, lot now) but they could see her once a week on video. "I saved my money from the Donna Reed show," says Miss Landgard. "And I bought an MG. An unusual one. I still have.it and-I!nvgoing to sell It', to buy .a horse now. I've wanted a horse for a long time." Along with the Donna Reed Um«, to "My Three Sons," - andiYThe-Jolm F o ' r s y t h e Show." And «he graduated , from Pasadena High School in the Rose Bowl with the rest of her friends., .... .".. The Sam Spiegel, Columbia Pictures r e 1 e a s e of "The Swimmer'' is anxiously awaited by many Hollywood critics. It is an unusual film, a Burt Lancaster offering (which always attract attention), and it .contains other star names: Marge Champion, John Gar- lield Jr., Kim Hunter, House Jameson, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Janice Rule. · In the film Janet plays Julianne Hooper, Lancaster's for: mer baby-sitter who has blossomed i n t o an attractive young woman. The dramatic encounter between the two, after an interval of several years, is one of the film's highlights. Lancaster, in "The Swimmer," essays ta'swim "home" across a New England valley, through a dozen · swimming pools that stand along tlie way. It is a curious odyssey . that, not everyone . u n d e r - , stands. Lancaster, wno is assailed by temporal confusion, finally arrives.at his home at the: far end of the. valley to. find it boarded and empty. Janet expressed .delight at the chance to work with an actor of Lancaster's stature. "Most TV shows are fine but - some are going the Batman :, way--they're immature." Young Miss Landgard, on the other hand, seems quite adult and handles her first 4John. Q, Copeland- A t Random Janet Landgard and Burt Lancaster In Ktnc* from 'The Swimmer.' E NTEBIAINMENT PAGE C-9 PASADENA, CALIF., SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1968 Oklahoma 9 Scheduled . ·Oklianoma!" will be staged y the fine arts department'of the La Canada High School ax he'.-'linnual all-school play next month. :· · . ;.-.·': =· There will bis. some 300 Associated Student: Bcdy members taking part'In the Rodg- efs.and Hammerstein''*ork. ' R o b e r t Barker,- drama teacher" at LCHS; is directing the production.'to be staged-at 8 p.ni. May 2, 3 anT4 ln ; Lanterman Auditorium.' - ;" Vftlliam · Reardbn Is producer, Douglas C«e, Instru-, mental'director; John Kelsey, choral director, and James, McDonnell is In charge' of choreography. ' ICE America's a 1 Family Show NOW -- (N PERSON THE U.S.A. ELECTRONIC ROCK IAND Beckman Auditorium Fri., April 26-8:30 p.m. ALL TICKETS $2.50 : CALTECH TICXtrOFFlCl 312 St. Mkhlrin An. PmlVa HIM nd HUTUAt AGEHCICI TlhlNlM 719.7143 m o t i o n picture role with aplomb. While she considers the next movies in her career she has other things to occupy her time: a new husband, a new baby, the prospects of a driving trip in Baja California, and the new horse. When you've been a cover . girl by the'time you're 16 and a TV starlet before you're 38; the world must appear to be a friendlier sort of p l a c e . Chances are excellent · that motion pictures goers will see much more of Janet Landgard before another Rose Bowl graduation. Raniona Pageant Salutes 41st Anniversary Opening "EVEN THOUSANDS o[ butterflies-^Make less noise-Than a small Breeze:--The dark pine trees,--Weighted with velvet,--Make no noise at all . . ." and that is the first part of a now poem by Virginia Brazier, formerly of Altadena, and a long-ago classmate of mine at Los Angeles High School. Virginia, married to Chuck Perlee, former mus.ic editor of the Star-News and how entrepreneur of the Eedlards Bowl, wrote those lines in tribute to "Pacific Grove, When the Butterflies Mass." She continues: -. . - , · · ···:···· · -;·;. " "The., wintering Monarchs, -- Fanning their brown-- Stained-giasa wings,--On black-wire feet--Hang -Down--In clusters lik--Wisteria in spring.-- "Here.is the kind of sleep--Found in a dream,--Ocean- clear sunvAnd silence, deafening." ·- ; ·'. . * NORMAN MAULER, in recent years more of a political and domestic-strife stormy petrel than a literary figure, has suddenly and rather-dramatically reverted to form--as a major author on the American and world literary scene. Mailer's tour de force is a nearly-book-length article in the March issue of Harper's Magazine, entitled "The Steps of the Pentagon." This is a literary masterpiece, considered from whatever ralitical viewpoint or partisan judgment. The narrative, of course, concerns' Mailer's now widely publicized participation in the draft-card demonstration against the Vietnam War, at the Pentagon building. Mailer's deep concern with the morality of the war issues 'and his personal dedication to the cause of the protestors, fades into the background of "The Steps of the Penta-- gon." The overpowering "hero" of the novel (wbich, indeed, it'Is) is'Mailer's .writing,, a pure and powerful distillation of honesty, exquisite literacy and phrase-making, novelist's supreme capacity for characterization and historical description, and most every, other facet of a serious author's art. TAKEN JCOMPLBTEliY out of context,, many of Mailer's phrases ring as true' ; and loud as an Emersonian epigram.. . , ; " ' ' . "Civilization," Mailer writes, "extracts its thousand fees from the best nights of man, but none so. cruel as the re-placement of the good fairy by the expert, the demon by the rational crisis, and the witch by the neurotic female." And again: "Probably there were very few good wars (good wars being 'free ojf excessive exhaustion;, raddled bowels, miserable food,-and computerized methods), but if you were In as good shape for war as for football, there was (is) very little which .was better f o r t h e senses ..." ' · " · - . The'latter quotation, true, takes a bit of explanation. Mailer, in great spirit, took the march on the Pentagon rather In the nature of a crusade war. He envisioned "the ghosts of old battles wlieellrtg* like clouds over Washington" ... "A galaxy of bugles to the cries of the Civil War. . ." Mailer, in brief, has.composed a novel-style., drama, an essay of length, and in somber depth, to weep for this nation's involvement in an undeclared Asian war. ' . ' ' * . AS FOR the building of the march toward the Pentagon that October day not too long ago, Mailer writes: "A.thin, high breath of pleasure, lik'e a child's anticipation; of-the first rocket to be. fired-on the Fourth of July, hung over 1 trie sweet grass of the hill oh Washington Monument. :."···;'.'' ': v-'\y. '. . - :· Agree ith Mailer, or don't agree with Mailer. But you cannot.be left 'untouched orunchanged after reading "The Steps of the Pentagon," a better job of writing even than "The Naked and the Dead," upon which his literary reputation was built, . . . . ' . . = . , - . . - - * .\ ·· . · - . f .SO HOW;BETTER to end a random column than .with, an Item'of a lighter mood, furnished by one John Cornell, of San Marino. . ' Cornell, in reply to my casual curiosity about the general public Interest in brushes, sends in several messages re- 'ceived from brush-lovers. : "Please,',' 7th-grade teacher Mamie Von Swank pleads, ·In a letter to Dick Scherer's brush company, now celebrating its 60th anniversary, "entreat Mr. Copeland to write rnore about brushes. My class is waiting to write a project · about-it." t | ·: ' A- South Pasadena first-grade pupil asked (rather pitifully) if Ihe L.A. Brush Company might not send a frca copy of ·Scheror's BruslrBopk to the South -Pasadena Public Library, :on acrormt of the fac that library too is celebrating ils 60th birthdsy or something. · More information on shaving brushes also has,been re- : foested. Just give me time, folks. I'll ask Cornell to lather iq something' special. ' ' . . Hemet and the colorful San Jacinto Valley, scene of the ' famous Ramona Outdoor Play, which this year celebrates its 41st anniversary, with six afternoon performances, Saturday and Sunday, April 27,' 28,' May 4, 5, 11"and 12, has played a major part in the book, Rani o n a; authored by Helen Hunt Jackson, and published in 1884. Helen Hunt Jackson :is said to have spent a considerable time in and around' San, Ja" cihto Valley in 1882 gathering , material for a r*p°''t to Con- gress of the mistreatment of the Mission Indians of South- : ern California, and completing a report on recommenda-. 'tions for the establishment of 'proper reservations for:them. Congress is said to .have re- '· ceived the report with cool acceptance and did n o t h i n g ' about it. This led to her writing the novel, which accomplished reforms for the Indians, which Congress had at first failed · to da. She did not live to se_» ' her work realized, she died a year after her book was published. 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