The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 15, 1981 · Page 21
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Fonda, Hepburn work magic in new film Sunday, November 15,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 21 VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - The last survivors of American screen royalty who, incredibly, had never met in their combined century of acting, merge their magic talents this week in "On Golden Pond." Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. These superstars have illuminated the world's motion picture screens since the early '30s, amassing 120 films between them, almost all of which have enriched their audiences with superlative performances. It is said that both Fonda and Hepburn have saved their best for last with their performances as a married couple in search of a loving, dignified expiration of their lives in "On Golden Pond." Although failing health plagues both aging stars — Fonda is 76, Hepburn two years younger — they rose to the challenge of playing opposite one another. Indeed, they were ignited by one another's presence. Heart problems Fonda suffers chronic heart problems and has lived with the aid of a pacemaker since 1974. Hepburn has been battling a pernicious skin ailment and an increasingly noticeable tremor. Still, Hepburn remains hardy and resilient. But the challenges of working together, in addition to their natural zest for life, inspired both Kate and Hank, as they are fondly known among their friends and acquaintances, to overcome their physical shortcomings. Their undisguised exuberance for acting and a youthful joyousness in each other's gifts brought out the best in these septuagenarian warhorses of the screen, breathing life and fire into their performances. It could, however, be the last movie hurrah for them both. Fonda, confined to his bed, will not attend Wednesday night's gala premiere of "On Golden Pond." Until this Cast selected for SCT's 'Our Town' Salina's actor-in-residence, Michael Mauldin, who is directing the Salina Community Theatre production of "Our Town," has announced the cast list. The Thorton Wilder drama will be given Dec. 3-6 and 9-13 at the Theatre. The box office opens for reservations Nov. 30. The play is set in a small New Eng- land village and focuses on the developing relationship between two young people, George and Emily. Mauldin describes "Our Town" as a simple play. "It deals with simple people doing simple things," says the director. "It is presented with minimal set, basic costumes and even the sound effects are produced by the actors on Exhibit by Czech print makers opens at Art Center Sunday An exhibition of 45 prints by eight artists entitled "Contemporary Czechoslovakian Printmakers" opens Sunday at the Salina Art Center and continues through Dec. 13. The Center is located on. the Kansas Wesleyan campus. -The exhibition has been organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The local sponsor is the Evans Grain Company. . At 3 p.m. Sunday, Joseph Hajda, political science professor at Kansas State University, will give a lecture on Czech history. His program will begin at 3 p.m. in Sams Chapel, Kansas Wesleyan. Following the lecture, a reception will be held at the Center for the public. Kepka Belton, Ellsworth, will demonstrate Czechoslovakian egg-painting techniques. The prints in the exhibit have been loaned to the Smithsonian by the Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago, 111., which has the most comprehensive collection of Czech prints in the United States. Each of the eight exhibiting artists has received numerous international awards for their works which are included in collections in major American museums. The most prominent artist in the exhibition is Jiri Anderle, considered by some critics to be the finest drypoint artist living today. His work, "Cruel Game for a Man," commemorates the 30th anniversary of World War II. The artist spent 900 hours cutting the plate for this print. Salina Movies Fox - "Joni." Vogue - "Halloween II." Sunset Plaza Cinemas — "The French Lieutenant's Woman." "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper." Mid State Cinemas — "Time Bandits." "Looker." Sunday TV NFL Football, Noon, Channel 12 — The L.A. Rams play the Cincinnati Bengals. At 3 p.m., the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Detroit Lions. NFL Football, 1 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — The Houston Oilers meet the K.C. Chiefs. Project Peacock, 6 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — "The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid" stars Mean Joe Greene, defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steel- ers, and nine-year-old Henry Thomas. The story focuses on the pair's relationship after Greene gives the youngster his football jersey in exchange for a soft drink. Code Red, 6 p.m., Channel 10 — An arsonist tracks a woman who may be able to identify him. Archie Bunker's Place, 7 p.m., Channel 12 — Archie forbids Stephanie from going to a new wave concert. One Day at a Time, 7:30 p.m., Channel 12 — Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and her husband appear headed for the divorce court. Alice, 8 p.m., Channel 12 — Mel teaches his cousin how to romance Vera. Masterpiece Theatre, 8 p.m., Channel 8 — "Edward and Mrs. Simpson" focuses on the romance and marriage between the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson. Part I tells of Edward's affairs with a number of married women and his attraction to Mrs. Simpson. Jeffersons, 8:30 p.m., Channel 12 — A hotel fire sends Florence back to the Jeffersons to reclaim her old job. Trapper John, M.D., 9 p.m., Channel 12 — A low income patient turns out to be a millionaire. World at War, 9 p.m., Channel 8 — The documentary focuses on the Russian defeat of the Germans at the Battle of Stalingrad. TV Movies "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," 7 p.m., Channel 10 - Writer-director Steven Spielberg's 1977 exciting film about a meeting between humans and visitors from outer space. Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Dillon. "North Dallas Forty," 8 p.m., Channels 3 and 4 — A hard-hitting drama about a pro football player in the twilight of his career. Nick Nolte and Mac Davis star. stage. To describe the plot is to describe a life. "One of the first bits of information we receive in the play is the news of a birth, then we see a marriage and finally a funeral. "Some of the major concerns of the play's characters are whether the church organist can overcome his drinking problem, a young man worrying over whether he should devote his attention to sports or school, and whether or not a family heirloom should be sold to a traveling antique dealer. "On the surface, nothing important happens in the play. But I feel that his play is a celebration, not of life, but of living. "It purposely deals with actions and situations that we are all familiar with — weddings, breakfast, gossip, first love, school family — in short, things that we experience almost every day in our lives. "And because they are so commonplace, we fail to notice them. It is an exaultation of the everyday, a coronation of the common." Cast members include Bill Walters, stage manager; Yvonne Francis, Mrs. Gibbs; Jack Stewart, Dr. Gibbs; Keith Nicholson, George Gibbs; Amy Peterson, Rebecca Gibbs; Jan Carr, Mrs. Webb; John Ryberg, Mr. Webb; Kathy Allen, Emily Webb; Charles Michael Kephart, Wally Webb; June Meador, Mrs. Soames; Charles Kephart, Joe Stoddar; David Greiser, Sam Craig; Gus Wilgus, Constable Warren. Wanda Clark, Prof. Willard; David McConkey, Simon Stimson; Jordan Breakey, Si Crowell; Jason Breakey, Joe Crowell; Bill Richards, Howie Newsome; Ruth Krizck, woman in balcony; Laura Pritchard, lady in the box; Jim Perry, man in auditorium, and Delia Burch, Kristine Koop, Sheri Shremmer, June Suttley and Patty Wood as townspeople. THE Harlem Globetrotters WEDNESDAY! 7:30 PM BICENTENNIAL CENTER admistlon: $6.50, $5.00 $2.00 discount children 12 * under on ••!•: Center Box Office Charge by Phone (VlM/MC) * Info: •23-22M $1 »«rvlce charge per phone order week he was restricted to a wheelchair after undergoing exploratory heart surgery last June. "Henry isn't feeling well at all," his wife, Shirlee told United Press International. "He is almost bedridden. But I'm going to make him well. "Henry's been in a bad way before but we're determined that he will get strong again very soon." Miss Hepburn, too, will not be present at the premiere. She will be starring on Broadway in "The West Side Waltz." The haunting aspect of "On Golden Pond" is the proximity in age, lifestyle and attitudes of the stars and the characters, Norman and Ethel Thayer, living the isolation of old age with the fear of impending death. Fonda's daughter, Jane, in the role of his estranged screen daughter, also echoes an earlier disaffection between father and daughter which rings of verisimilitude. There are other, almost eerie, similarities in the characters that Fonda and Heburn infuse with life on screen. She is, in person, the epitome of the spunky, able, no-nonsense shaker and maker. She brought forth these qualities in almost all her films from "Little Women" to "The Philadelphia Story" to "Pat and Mike" and "The Africa Queen." Fonda's own brooding, quiet, introversion is well known. But he is and has been throughout his screen career and personal life, an honest, upstanding quintessential American. In "On Golden Pond" Hepburn crackles with Down East energy in contrast to Fonda's, small town, laconic drawl. It was Fonda who wrought a nation's pride from the Depression desperation in "The Grapes of Wrath." He stood tall and gangling in "Young Mr. Lincoln," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Ox- Bow Incident" and "Mr. Roberts." Their work together in "Golden Pond" embraces the hearty Yankee brashness of Hepburn's New England heritage and the sturdy solidarity of Fonda's great plains background in Nebraska. Their roles, like themselves, are uniquely American. Both the Hepburns and Fondas trace their family roots to colonial America. And as different as they are by nature, training and in their personal lives, they share a raging zeal for excellence as actors. Perhaps what makes these two aristocrats of the screen exceptional is that they have returned, time and again, to the theater throughout their careers. Whether it is naivete or dedication or an absense of cynicism, they have remained uncorrupted by praise, wealth, honors and celebrity. $10,000 WORTH OF GOLD OR SILVER ...JUST $1,50O? It's true . . . Mr. Small Investor! You too can learn the best kept secret of the investment world . . . precious metals investing . . . from the people that know! The people at Brazier Exchange Brazier deals exclusively in the buying and selling of precious metals. Hundreds of thousands of small investors, just like yourself, are discovering that there is more to high yield investments than stocks, bonds, real estate, CD's and money market funds! Let Brazier show you how a $1,500 investment in precious earth metals can keep you two steps ahead of the inflationary spiral! There is no obligation, simply ask Brazier how to own $10,000 worth of any precious metal, for $1,500. Brazier has the answers! 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Minneapolis Star STARRING JONI ARECKSON SUNDAY AT 2:00)-('6:00)-8:00 MON.-THURS. C6:00)-B SUNDAY AT C2:00)-('6:00)-8:0( MON.-THURS. C6:00)-8:00 In 1971 "D. B. Cooper leaped from a 727 with $200.000 and vanished without a trace. Why he did it no one knows. But you can bet he was laughing all the way to the bank. SUNDAY AT (*2:00)-(*6:00)-8:15 MON.-THURS. (*6:00)-8:15 SHE WAS LOST FROM THE MOMENT SHE SAW HIM IF LOOKS COULD KILL... MERYL STREEP TheTknch lieutenant^ Woman PURSUIT STARRING ROBERT DUVALL-TREAT WILLIAMS LOOKER M.KIT FMKV • INKS CUVW • SUSAN KV SUNDAY ('2:30)-C6:15)-8:00 MON.-THURS. C4:15)-8:00 SUNDAY AT l'2:15H'6:15)-8:45 MON.-THURS. l'6:15)-8:45 SUNDAY l'2:OOM'6:00)-8:M MON.-THURS. l'6:00)-8:30

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