The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 25, 1968 · Page 14
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 14

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, November 25, 1968
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14 Pain Be-h Post, Monday, Nov. 25, 1968 Jackie Gieason Bemoans Lack Of Better Material MIAMI BEACH (UPIl -Jackie Gieason doffed his jacket and sprawled on his stomach on the bed of the hotel suite not easy lor a man with the famous frontage of The Great One. But he claimed he was comfortable en- ough, sipping a relay of drinks and mourning his inability to add to his gallery of television characters. By now, in the seventh season of the Jackie Gieason Hour (Its fifth from this resort city, Jackie had hoped to be doing in addition to Ralph Cramden, his honeymooners' bus driver his old tnends, Reggie Van Gieason, Fenwick Babbitt and The Poor Soul, plus two who as yet live only in his fertile mind. "It's hard to get scripts," the star said. "I just can't get the material. I want to do a clam opener you can see me doing that one, can't you? And I want to do a hot dog salesman. But I can't get the material for those and even for Reggie. It's not the writers' 3Sj Amum- at WflllSM'S TV fault. Not everyone can write a hit every week or every year. It's the same for all performers." There were practical as well as artistic reasons for Gleason's lament. "If you can sustain a character for two seasons," he said, "the public will accept him and they'll keep laughing at him even when his material isn't fresh." In other words the more characters the audience looks forward to, the easier it is if it's ever easy to stay among the top-rated shows. Gieason called for another drink and propped himself on his arm. From the next room came a murmur of voices including that of Honey Merrill, his executive secretary and the girl he is expected to marry if he gets a divorce. He has been separated from his wife for many years, but he has never before considered divorce because there have been no grounds. "I don't want to charge anything nasty because nothing nasty has been done," Jackie said. "I'm only applying now because a change in the law makes it possible where there has been a long separation." It's not a subject he enjoys talking about, and he turned to the recurrent rumors that he may quit TV. "Television is something you never give up," he said. "It's like a rash. You want to quit and about that time CBS says: "Here's another five thousand"; and so you go on. Only one thing makes a performer hang around in TV. It's our ability to make ordinary material look good. There again, I'm not blaming the writers. We have seven writers, but it's impossible to do shows in advance. ACE Ph. 833-4073 ?UB8tR STAM,S PtRMA STAMPS ' i?UBELR PRINTING PUTES MAGNETIC MARKING SIGNS PLA: TIC & METAL ENGRAVING DEVICES, Inc. , il ing supplies -Complete Si ck of Marking Devices 3623 SOUTH DIXIE HWY., WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. 3340S WHEN YOU'RE IFIRSTI IN COLOR TV "THERE'S GOT TO BE A REASON!' 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