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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 25

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Tuesday, September 24, 1991
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Tuesday, September 24, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Fashion, featuresC-5 'Candid Camera' resurrected with new host, more pranks Blue collar hottest fashion inspiration Director Schultz prefers low profile 'Large' pushes him center stage . , ,-v 4 " - . My ' i . I ' r Y BY JAY SHARBUTT Associated Press In the beginning, which was 1947, there was Candid Microphone. It was on radio. Alan Funt and colleagues played pranks on the unsuspecting, "caught in the act of being themselves." It moved to TV a year later and became Candid Camera. The old granddad of hidden-camera shows, it has proved a durable series. ABC, CBS and NBC all have aired it. It ran in syndication for five years in the 70s as The New Candid Camera with future CBS Morning News co-anchor Phyllis George as one of the co-hosts. Now, the latest Camera, a Monday-through-Friday incarnation, is at large (7 p.m., Channel 2; 7:30 p.m., Channel 5), hosted by actor-comedian Dom DeLuise, who in one of the segments he taped was himself surprised. He got a pie in the face after a pie-fight prank. "But that's rare," he said. "Most of the time, you're in a lot more control than that because you anticipate their moves." His daily Candid Camera, which started a week ago, is syndicated to more than 115 stations, with Funt, now 77, as consultant. Current stunts include a first base that moves just as a young baseball player runs toward it, a man showering in a phone booth, and a man trying on women's shoes. But classics of olden times, including a talking mailbox and a car with no engine, also will be hauled out and tried again. ijpij..4.'i. Planning a party, celebration, charity affair, association dinner, corporate or any other special event? EVENT PLANNING SHOWCASE Wednesday, October 2 10:OOAM 9:00 PM SAMPLING ft DEMONSTRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT Caterers' Specialties Live Talent New Product Demonstrations Electronic Shows EXHIBITS Caterers florists Banquet Halls Event Planners Sign Makers Travel Agencies Gift Baskets Candy Makers Many More ALL ATTENDING WILL RECEIVE A COFY OF OUR NEW EVENT PLANNING GUIDE BY VIDA ROBERTS The Baltimore Sun The man strides through the mall looking resourceful, confident and strong. He wears a faded blue work shirt, dun-colored work pants and sturdy high-top leather workboots. He's rugged and fit, and his relaxed clothes suit his easy manner. He could be an electrician arriving to wire the floodlights or a doctor on his afternoon off. Who can tell these days? Top menswear designers have borrowed colors and styles common to the American working man and made the look a fashion statement. It's a natural progression. The cowboy, lumberjack, high-iron worker and oil rigger have always been romantic figures in American lore. Now the clothes they wear have inspired city slickers to pursue those clean and classic looks. Back to basics "It's all about getting back to basics in menswear and you can't get more basic or functional than clothes that are worn for blue-collar jobs," says Chip Tol-bert, fashion director of the Men's Fashion Association. Ralph Lauren, never one to pass on classics, may have been the first designer to tie his wagon to the workwear trend. That tanned, silver-haired rascal pasted his booted, denim-clad image in millions of magazines and the rich ranch-hand look was born. That look worked so well, designers went hunting for other blue-collar jobs. Now we have cashmere lumberjack shirts, butter suede work jeans and field jackets cut from the finest leather. Mark Valade, spokesman for Carhartt, the Dearborn, Mich., company that has been manufacturing durable job-specific clothes for more than 100 years, says their line is designed to stand up to tough on-the-job requirements. "We're not after the fashion trade, but a look our customers could wear on a weekend or after work," Valade says. "We have a 7:30 to 3:30 market. After a guy bangs nails all day ALL OCCASIONS PARTY RENTAL No Admission Charge Store 10629 Reading Road Evendale 563-0600 20-30 OFF CUSTOM TABLE PADS Dept. Prices LAST WEEK! FALL SALE BY RON STODGHILL II Knight News Service DETROIT Director Michael Schultz sits in the soft light of the restaurant dining room, devouring a plate of jumbo shrimp and explaining between bites why nobody quite knows who he is. In his navy double-breasted suit and snazzy handwoven silk tie, the veteran movie director looks a tad lawyerish, at moments even exuding that L A. Law brand of unabashed immodesty. "I purposely stayed behind the camera, bcnuitz says. "I felt that the quality of my work spoke for itself." A bit cocky, perhaps, but what else do you expect from the self-proclaimed pioneer of modern black cinema, father of Car Wash (1976) and Cooley High (1974), the man who bridged the gap be Michael . . . in a tween Melvin Van Peebles and Spike Lee by adding depth and dimension to black characters? What else do you expect from a man who describes his career this way: "Everybody's talking about the new black wave of filmmakers, the second wave. I was here with the first wave. I'm here with the second wave, and I intend to be here with the third wave. So I guess I'm not the wave. I'm the ocean." 'Large' lighthearted Perhaps. But Schultz's latest film, Livin' Large, which opened Friday, proves to be a shallow ocean indeed. Schultz says Livin' Large is a lighthearted look at one of American society's systemic flaws: preserving a high moral standard under the pressures of capitalism. "In order to be successful in the corporation," Schultz says, "you have to lose your individuality. And in our day and age, you're also asked to lose your integrity if it helps the bottom line, the profit margin." Script changes Schultz says he overhauled the movie's original script. "It was basically funny, but there were X AFTE1 IT'S FUN UNI','"' V Y.t laughs that were very bitter, and all the characters were highly stereotyped. There were chicken-eating scenes that were hysterically funny, but it was like In Living Colour all the black characters were taken way out to the extreme." It can be said that Robert Townsend's mid-1980s comedy Hollywood Shuffle was an attempt to nail the coffin on films that negatively portray blacks, and that Bill Duke's recent comedy A Rage in Harlem embodied the full evolu tion ot black cinema, breaking free from the traditional barriers of politics and economics. The spirit of Livin' Large, by comparison, seems less noble than its contemporaries, a sort of veiled, throwback to the days when a character's blackness was measured by the dip in his walk or the slang in his vocabulary. Schultz dilemma To be fair, Schultz did pave the way for the new breed of black filmmakers. He came on the scene in 1974, the twilight of the "blax-ploitation" era, when cats like John Shaft were leaping the ghetto-scape in single bounds. With films like Cooley High and Car Wash, Schultz injected a more human, more realistic dimension to the fledgling art, probing psyches and fleshing out motivations. All told, Schultz has directed five of the 15 top-grossing films by black filmmakers and was recently inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Drumming up interest Schultz says the only reason he's doing this interview is because the Samuel Goldwyn Co., backer of Livin' Large, strongly suggested he do so. The company figured that with no big-name actors in the film, perhaps a seasoned director like Schultz could drum up interest. So, ironically, Schultz has found himself in the dilemma of his movie's main protagonist: compromising his style of remaining behind the camera in order to achieve his bigger dream, just like Dexter Jackson bucks tradition to forge a new age in television news. X BEFORE AND EXCITING! $19,95 PHOTOGRAPHY 5500 Florence Mall 371-5600 Appmuntment Offer txpins 92991 GUARD YOUR TABLE AND SAVE! Order with confidence from America's oldest and largest table pad company. Our free measuring service assures an exact fit. No advance deposit or messy C.O.D. Sentry simply mails you a bill after you receive your table pads. 1 5 year guarantee. 241-0640-Ext. 120 OUTSIDE METRO 1-800328-7237 - EXT. 120 dH4 Cincinnati's Leading Fashionable Consignment Shop TABLE PAD CO. 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One expert Larry Switzer, vice-president of the Sunny's Surplus stores in Baltimore, says trendy young men are going back to the basic five-pocket jean from Levi. "The pleated, baggy look is fading fast. And the western bandanna, which was used as a handkerchief or neckerchief has a new fashion role. Now the fellows are wrapping and tying them over their heads the field-hand look." 771-1414 11 15 Congress Ave.. Glendale HRS MON TUES WED FB1 10-6 THURS 10-8 SAT 10-5 it Avenue 871-1277 the library Mr IK, WW 1. 1,1 MI U Sill 3 fc. 2 The Shops at Harper's Point 11358 Montgomery Rd. 489-2434 7757 Flue Mile Rd. I 9500 Kenwood Hd. 614 Womler Pike 31 10 Dixie Hujy. 231-M4I 7H-6524 24S-I876 344-16.15 Monday Friday 10-8 Makeover Hairstyling 3-4 Looks High Fashion Photo Session With 12-16 Poses The Best Part.' Instant Viewing & Selection from Your Video Proofs Color Portraits Additional Chnipurdtipts. 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