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Cocoa, Florida
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Saturday, February 7, 1981
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ffr j? ri - y fr f"wrt0 f . - r - p.''rrr r "" - ' " 7 - TT 3" 5 nr - .tr rr j - , - r"wvi - Jr "i rr jw i.tj vt - 'QtfrtfoNguryV'V j , i,, tf, y ; ityyywiyy n j iry v V py V mU tfvwvvv S'M.p1 niwni s - M - - rvtJVV fr4V'T'yfrniH J ' "TODAY, Saturday, Frtruaiy 7, 1M , 1q Movie explores breadth of epic drama J sayti' By JERRY BUCK FTnHiMWlMr , LOS ANGELES (AP) - Produce'r Barney Rosemwelg ft - l'East of Eden" Is the movie he'i tonml In make inra t ne read John Steinbeck's novel as teen - ager. ,. "Jt as probably the first Important piece of American"" .literature I read," Rosenzweig said. "I ran to the movie JUwhen it came out In 1955 and I hated what they did. It's a - classic story of sibling rivalry, but they changed It Into a period 'Rebel Without a Cause.' What horrified me even "'more' was that this movie would stand forever as 'East of Eden.' "It didn't occur to me at 15 that there was such a thing - as a remake and a miniseries was unheard of then." Ij.. Rosenzweig, noW in his early 40s, knows all about re - ,lt makes And miniseries. His three - part, eight - hour produc - Hon of Steinbeck's classic will be broadcast by ABC Sun - c day, Monday and Wednesday nights. . U may only be a coincidence, but Sunday is the SOth anniversary of the birth of James Dean, who played Cal Trask in the 1955 movie. Dean was bom Feb. 8, 1931. i "East of Eden" originally was conceived by Steinbeck - as a celebration of California's Salinas Valley. He set out tc f write the story of his mother's family, and the charactei r played by Lloyd Bridges in the ABC miniseries is based on ,. his maternal grandfather. "But gradually the' story of the y.TraSks took over," said Rosenzweig. Unlike the movie, which covered only a tiny portion ot the book, the ABC production explores the entire breadth of the epic drama of the Trask family and the beautiful woman who haunted their lives for two generations. J, The story opens in Connecticut just after the Civil War and follows the lives of the Trask family across several generations to California. It centers on Adam (played by C Timothy Bottoms) and Charles (Bruce Boxleitner) Trask, '.the sons of a hard - driven Civil War veteran (Warren 'Oates), and Cathy Ames (Jane Seymour), a conniving temptress who seduces both brothers and leaves her evil mark on them and her two sons, Cal (Sam Bottoms) and Aaron (Hart Bochner). The miniseries also sura Howard Duff, Anne Baxter, Richard Masur, Soon - Teck Oh and Karen Allen. f Rosenzweig, a bearded man with a walrus moustache, said he1 learned In 1970 that the film rights to "East of Eden" had reverted back to the Steinbeck estate. "It took me a long time to get it made," he said. "As I worked on It, I found that other people were also pitching 'East of Eden' to the networks. But It was always a remake of the James Dean movie. I wanted to do the whole book. It never occurred to me to remake the movie. This Is an entirely new film. i "The story Is basically that of Cain and Abel. I had Lloyd Bridges read the entire story from the Bible. It sets up that sibling rivalry, and then It carries over Into the next generation In a different way." Rosenzweig said after he acquired the rights, he took the project to NBC first. "I thought I had some pull there .because I'd produced the "Daniel Boone' series for them, which had been a big hit. I pitched it to the executive In charge of movies and he said, We don't want to remake a classic' ( said It wasn't a remake, but he wouldn't buy it. " "Two or three years went by and I went back to NBC. They'd just announced 'From Here to Eternity.' That was an example of a miniseries from the whole book after a movie had taken only part of it. But I was too late. They didn't want to do another. So I took it to ABC and they accepted it." The series Was shot entirely on location, with Savannah, Ga., standing in for Connecticut and Salinas as itself. Rosenzweig said: "We had to time it to be in Salinas when it was green. I wanted to contrast that lush look with the grey New England look. "It was tougher to make than it should have been. It cost $11.2 million, which is more than it should have. The business has changed, it didn't help either that the cost of silver quadrupled, sending the cost of film stock sky high." urBzaYfiiBfliBYfiifivfBiBaBBBV 9aaHaBayaiainB?f bvl - L aaWfr'rf'HBBuL KaVurlxBt Jh9HL sLtsflHsLtHUk.' 'ZiEjEmt9kP .iBBBBBWLBIi TIMOTHY BOTTOMS AS ADAM TRASK AND JANE SEYMOUR AS KATHY .'. . in a scene from 'East of Eden,' an ABC three - part movie that starts Sunday I ? i BVBSBBBUSSK8BVSSKBWHBVBnBVBnr7?3fflBBBinB ' IBBBBBBBBBWHSBBBBBawnBBBBBBBBBBlBBBBBBBBa KapaBBIftaaaajappaH IBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBVtaBBBBBBBBXB)EiB - LfaBBBBBBBUBBBBBBBBBBBBaBBBBBBBBBH iBaaMnBKaBMBFSSufiaWiBIHBaBmBBBBssH T "r'V961BHBBBBBBBaBW F BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaaaaBr'"' "t ' 5 V - S'k - V? TF&V pUHUttLuJCBHBW AlBBBBL. VH t - njVvfllB ijiffi r M JmVt' .at " C ' fc t&T3at'CJvt j& ZKKLLBJ0Kk w 'y j ii e. s aBTSBPHPH" 3R .bP,bbwIbbbw3BbbB" Lc. '"iH .' - Suzanne 's job gamble backfires TODAY WKlal photo SUZANNE SOMERS HAS EARNED WRATH OF HER CO - STARS . . move has relegated her to brief weekly scene on 'Three's Company By GARY DEEB SMCtal to TODAY Life is really tough for Suzanne Somers, the tacky cheesecake queen of "Three's Company." How tough is it? Well, it's so tough that herrole on "Three's Company' for the last three months has been a brief scene In which she phones from her mom's house in Fresno, Calif., to see how things are going while she's out of town. In order to tape that scene every week, Somers walks into the "Three's Company" studio, picks up her script, gets made up quickly, walks onto an auxiliary stage, grabs a prop telephone and recites her lines. According to inside sources at ABC and the producers of the program, that situation will continue through this spring, when the TV season ends. What's happening? It's very simple: Suzanne Somers has gotten too big for her britches. Last fall, acting on the advice of her husband, commercial announcer Al Hamel, she decided to demand $150,000 per episode of "Three's Company" a sixfold increase from her present salary. ABC refused to cave in, so Somers showed up for work only sporadically, claiming an injured rib. , ABC officials and the producers of "Three's Company" got mad. They told Somers and Hamel that Suzanne had better keep coming to work . or face a breach - of - contract suit. Furthermore, they reduced, Suzanne's role as 'Chrissy to a phone - in each week. And ABC hired another large - breasted young woman to occupy the area of Suzanne's greatest expertise. , So Somers gets a minute of exposure every week, while her "stand - in" develops a following of her own. And "Three's Company" continues rolling along. People close to Somers say she's very disturbed about the treatment she's receiving. She's even more worried about her sudden lack of visibility on prime - time television. A few more months of this and Suzanne could become eligible for a nostalgia special. Last week, when Somers popped up with Rona Barrett on NBC's late - night "Tomorrow Show," she seemed ready to fall apart. It's clear that she fears for her career, now that ABC has called her bluff. Moreover, Somers' fight with ABC has turned her co - stars John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt against her. Since October, neither Ritter nor DeWitt will speak with Somers. Both performers also refuse to work with her when she shows up for her mini - taping sessions. They believe that she has "inconvenienced" and jeopardized the program, thus also endangering their own earning power. When Somers arrives at the building, she is met by a security guard who whisks her into a small, out - of - the - way dressing room. There, her script is waiting for her. She gets a quick shot. of makeup and is hustled into a small soundstage far removed from the set where the rest of the program gets taped. She utters her few lines, waits for final approval from the control room and then gets ushered right back out of the building. "I suppose it makes her feel like a non - person," one network man close to the situation remarked. "Well, so be it. She behaved badly, she thought we'd jump through hoops for her, she listened too much to her husband. Let me tell you k nearly every actor in television' can be replaced. But in the case of Suzanne Somers, she's so easy to replace it's pathetic. She just overplayed her hand." Meanwhile on the set of "Three's Company," a source explained: "This is a very delicate situation, but we expect Suzanne to live up to the terms of her contract. After this season, she has one year remaining and we plan to hold her to it. And there are no plans to restore her role to what it used to be. I think this is the way it's gonna be for the long haul." If Somers is smart, she'll straighten things out with the "Three's Company" crowd, even if it means apol - ogizlng profusely. The woman can't act, sing or vdance and she often has trouble even talking Her recent motion 'pictures. "Nothing Personali" was a major box - office disaster. This would be a perfect time for her to come back down to earth and maybe continue making a few bucks before she becomes a collector's item. John Barbour, the co - host, co - producer and head writer on "Real People," has filed a $20 million breach - of - contract suit against ABC and several producers Barbour contends that ABC's "That's Incredible" is a ripoff of a series he created for ABC called "National Graffiti" (which ABC never bought as a series). Jerry Dunphy, the Los, Angeles news anchor on whom the Ted Baxter character was partially based, is awaiting trial on a drunk driving charge. The KABC - TV personality failed to pass two sobriety tests after police stopped his weaving car on Ventura Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley. ABC is planning a TV - movie based on the I He of the late Mae West ..CBS has signed Annette O'Toole to play Tammy Wyr.ette in "Stand By Your Man." a film based on the soap - opera life of the popular country singer ... Robert Walden (of the "Lou Grant" series) has started hosting an interview show for Premiere, the pay - TV company ,. And believe it or not, Joey Bishop is trying to get back on national TV with a syndicated "Super TV Bingo" game show. 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