The Morning News from Wilmington, Delaware on July 3, 1973 · Page 22
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The Morning News from Wilmington, Delaware · Page 22

Wilmington, Delaware
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Tuesday, July 3, 1973
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22 The Morning News, Tuesday, July 3, 1973 Y r "Click!" seems more like clod lotto Artists Concert Series July 5 thru Sept. 6 COUNT BASE ... In Concert "The Most Explosive Force In Jazz" rm v n tlckom P h l , o L :v....C9Mt Miii.t....: O I JULY 5 8:00 P.M. Scottish Rite 200 Lea Blvd. Wilmington, Del. Tickets $3.50 at door in for a drink and wanted to know if the invitation included him. Of course! A little later, Lilly Charisse asked the same question. She is the stripper-dancer of the show and was wearing a very revealing gown with bare midriff. The party that settled down in a corner of the Green Room was very friendly so I asked Miss Wales if she would sing for us. She readily consented and Aldo Conti, the regular entertainer played fo rher. They even did a spectacular unrehearsed duet. Requests for songs soon came from the birthday groups and Miss Wales obliged. One was for "Misty," which she sang very beautifully and with great emotion. There was a standing ovation. I asked Jerry Lester to sing the theme song of his old TV "Broadway Open House." No sooner was the first line "What a day this has been" past his lips, when the audience broke out into applause. Once the microphone was in his hands, Lester put on a comedy act which had the place in uproarious laughter. The occasion, it turned out, was also a farewell party for Aldo Conti, who has been singing and playing the organ in the Green Room for many months. Saturday was his last performance. He is going to Europe. He took the occasion to express his appreciation for the friendly reception he had received in Wilmington. He had some difficulty speaking, however, because his voice was choking up with emotion. Phy-liss, John, Katie and Charley will never forget that evening, nor will anyone else who was present. hawing, although he was able "to come to the rescue several times. I did not care for his . tendency to cutesy humor, but it may appeal to women. Teddi and Mickie (as they are identified in their publicity) have a successful radio show in Atlanta, where they won a Peabody Award for investigating and reporting on community problems. They have done a good deal of writing, too, including a book called "Have You Had It in the Kitchen?" They are likely to discover, however, that TV is the most cruel and demanding medium. They'll have to work harder and better to succeed. Phillis, John, Katie and Charley will never forget their 1973 birthday party. It turned out to be some-thing of a gala with professional entertainment few people can privately afford. The featured star of the party was Jerry Lester, America's first great television star in town last week to perform with "This Was Burlesque." By coincidence, four groups were in the Green Room of the Hotel Du Pont last Friday to celebrate the birthday of people named Phyllis- John, Katie and Charley. I planned to drop in for a glass of wine. On the way, I saw H. E. Wales, the singer of "'Burlesque," and some friends in the Brandy-wine Room. I invited them to join me. Just then, Jerry Lester came with both women all of the time. "Click!" made its debut yesterday morning. Even allowing for beginning jittersand that allowance must be very small in the case of three professional performersand show demonstrated no symptoms which should worry Betty Hughes. Despite the immediacy and importance of the subject-rape and other assaults on women the show was pedes-t r i a n and often dull or downright cute. No one really seemed to give it either dynamism or central direction. Crane started off by explaining that "Click!" is meant to "give meaning" to the summer of women. Such an assertion is laughable at best. Any woman who depends on a haif-hour morning show whatever its quality may be to give meaning to her life had better call the undertaker. Mickie (or was it Teddi?) joked that the wbmen had masculine names, while Crane had a feminine name. Very funny, indeed! Since when is Eugene (or Gene) a female name? Despite the seriousness of the subject of rape, Mickie talked cutely about the "Friendly neighborhood rapist." One of the guests represented a women's anti-rape group. She pointed out that people often say a women who goes out in skimpy attire is "asking to be raped." Then she added indignantly that people never say that about men. I won ummefeatrG If WCAU-TV wanted to get away from the image of Betty Hughes during summer-replacement time, the station could hardly go farther in the opposite direction than a bleached blonde wearing trousers and a women's lib amulet. Perhaps to make certain that the change is noticed, Channel 10 has picked two trouser-wearing bleached blondes to host the 9 o'clock morning program while the motherly Mrs. Hughes is on vacation. The replacement hostesses and production staff hope the new show will attain a large enough audience so it can continue in another time slot when Mrs. Hughes comes back in the fall. The summer show's distance from Betty Hughes is not only in appearance, but also in substance. Hostesses Teddi Levison and Mickie Silverstein will deal with the hard issue of the day, whereas Mrs. Hughes was more intimately concerned with the problems of the woman at home. For instances, nary a word will cross the carefully outlined lips of Mesdames Levison and Silverstein on home cooking. The WCAU program people emphasize, however, that neither is a wild-eyed libber, adding that Teddi ocassionally disagrees with Mickie. Symbolic of the currency of issues and containing, perhaps, some hope that the show will "click" with Delaware Valley women the program is called "Click!" The women will appear together only once a week. The rest of the time, they will alternate. To give support to the enterprise and the masculine angle, Gene Crain appears UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE ONE NIGHT ONLY! MON., JULY 9 ERROLL GARNER PHONE 738-7222 Cotumbij Ptcturtl prtMnts IjX. ROSS HUNTER'S I ttipd St, Smart MEKDmiTttlW UT.iiWbijowjMttwtm The Man For Whom the Piano Was Invented 8:15 P.M. MITCHELL HALL, NEWARK, DELAWARE i S, $fl RESERVATIONS 302-738-2204 J fHONf 302) 762-5588 STAX FILMSWOLPER PICTURES Presents Lvncftbv Muk by .4302 Gov PnnS 8lvd..Wiim BURT 5ACH ARACH HAL DAVID dered how many rape cases she knew in which a man was the victim. The major problem of "Olick!" is not however, this kind of meaningless chatter. It is rather in a lack of strength in management. Mickie Silverstein definitely did not h a v e a grip on the show or its subject. Both she and Crane did a great deal of hemming and 9 1 um huuiii I ""! mss muhier IT chm.ES jwon Opposite MireftrdiM Mvt 'WnMinTfllStllM' UT 1 W CoMiiwoui Mm ifelAlAUOikliN 7 v vmrnerlheatre Laugh! Cry! Sing! Hear!. I The wit, humor and soul of aIf UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Feel! Dance! I If V the living word. Shout! TRIANGLE MALL TWIN THEATRES ADULTS ONLY RIALTO ART door optn 12:20 CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH ISAAC HAYES BX 273 AT CHURCHMAN'S AO. HARES CORNER. STARTS WED! lost Nite: "WATTSTAX" Tomorrow at 3:30-6:20-9:15 "CHARLEY & THE ANGEL" ItiMOJilOtMOnt. HELO OVER 2nd WEEK "BATTU FORTH PLANET of tlM APIS" COLOR (G) TODAY 1-7:25-9:30 JULY 4 CONTINUOUS SHOWS 1:40-3:40-5:40-7:40-9:40 "CINDERELLA" mow tTt MM-Tm-Ttwri i Mi i:-T: i Tnancl Mall, Har Corner ti Wri, III I tun til iM4i4t-7i4MilL IHOWSi HukUn it liN-TiM I hX. til I Sim Com. Mr. ItJMiJt, Mwi-til Only VM Ii4Wi4M.Ti-J:J0 1539" m CASTLE MALL TWIN THEATRES ifV W STARRING ' fm I iMEMMETT ICELLYJi i i:MtK f Jffg3k in person. ; iA wj Judy & Thoto I TV STAR! ( 1 (f Chimps of the "Daktari" TV Show GENTLE BEN J f i" Live on Stage! Live On Stage CHESTNUT MILL AO. ffliiliWilMlHI GJ23I tCHAIUL T. LSOl NEWAR.K. ALSO-IN COLOR HIS EHEATSl LAST DAY 1-8:15 "LOST HORIZON" STARTS WED COLOR (G) "CHAMOTTTSWU" 1:40-3:40-5:35-7:30 JACK LEMON "IAVI TNI T1GCR" WIFE LAST DAY 1-725-9:50 "THE STEWARDESSES" STARTS WED COLOR (G) "LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK" 1:30-355-5:30-7:35-9:40 MlON rSESTON in an ARTHUR R JACOBS production 1 IW'HWIi INC010R- ADULTS ONLY! A mi The Doktori Animals. Tonl the Wander Horst. Pomelo's Mod Dogs. Plus Circus Slani VJ from oil over the Woldl Austin Miles-America's 1 Ringmaster and gmaster A. V 25 ONLT i ADULTS ONLY RIALTO ART DOORS OPEN 1:00 r n v ir - - FTkE CLOWNS -- CLOWNS CLOWNS MITCHELL THEATRE NEWARK TWO SHOWS! Tuesday, July 10 at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats: $Z50, $1.50 Box Office: 302-738-2204 LAST RUN u (90 1 VM , -".1 All I THE FRENCH... THEY ARE A FUNNY RACE. 2 SHOWS TODAY AT 7:30 PM & 10 PM 'ft pROM "DATTLGFCn TIEPLAO Or TIE APES" plATJET Inc. MWMES THE Gi 4 COIOO J$stcJangp inpads is a genuine masterpiece of staggering proportions." . . -Edward Behr, Newsweek Jfist'Jan&infPaiis was presented for the first time October 1 4, 1972; that date should become a landmark in movie history. Afilm that has made the strongest impression on me in almost twenty years Of reviewing." -Pauline Kael, New Yorker ' miyri nn tnu tntf FROM FRANCE ...WHERE IT'S NOT CONSIDERED ABNORMAL mm rjLY! OR EVEN UNUSUAL 1 Wxv lV wtlJ,f,MiCW"1,MI''p,"M'f'-ii":B-li jf f TONITEAT7l9Py TOWTEAT79Pm ACRES OF FREE PARKING f m t cxumvi ALSO-IN COLOR CONTINUOUS FROM DUSK! CHILD. UNDER 12 FREE! 994-8336 Mil CENTERVILU RO , o Mature Pictures releou the. vx,: moi mins y attor PAEStNTATION ROGER MOORE ummefclheatrG UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE JULY 4 & 7 wmiiiiU BOND is not a 'dirty' movie. The film is stark, sensitive and completely shattering in its intensity. Yes, by all means, See last Tango'." -Aaron Schindler, Family Circle is not about sex and it is not about inhumanity. It is about the things that a man lives by. There's just nothing to compare with it in recent experience. It is very much worth seeing. " . -Judith Crist, 'Today' Show iQst'JZm&kifpaiis is not prurient. Rather, it uses sex to study human pain, failure, loneliness, despair and at moments even love." ,, . - . m . - E thel Whitehom, PTA Magazine frst'Jiw&lnfpaiis is a rich, resonant film ... a magnificent one." wrbbss r, LIVE Ai!Dt A letdieM S CHARLEY? WHERI An Absolutely convulsing Musical Version ITS. Xif II 'WO of "Charleys Aunt" GREAT SONGS INCLUDE: ONCE IN LOVE WITH AMY MY PARI IMP, MY DARLING linrtBd Artistg THE NEW ASHMOLEAN MARCHING SOCIETY & STUDENTS iUO it l ( Mt HI CONSERVATORY BAND ALSO PLAYING AT THE SUMMER THEATRE THIS WEEK: JULY 5 STOP THE WORLD, JULY 6 - The House of BLUE LEAVES 8:15 P.M. MITCHELL HALL, NEWARK, DELAWARE CONCOHDV'ltl 0 01-"TW M(CNU 10" Man liwiitl I Thru P""' 1 Thuri J hm 3 i!0'' Kin 0i j Thru i.joi HOO" Thun CM In J I turn i Owtti x yzr M;Ufl 1 fti llnilnd Artmln L $2.75 RESERVATIONS 3QZ-738-2ZQ4 r.i-tun mli th stati mail TICKETS T BOX OFFICE OR BY MAIL

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