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Monday, June 7, 1971
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20 a h THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, MONDAY MORNING. JUNE 7. 1971 Gam Burnett, Kennedy Break Theater Records Carol Burnett and George Kennedy in "Plaza Suite" at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Hollywood, broke every record in , that theater for four-week shows. Kennedy wears three different wigs to portray three separate characters in the show. Well sir, when he asked Hartford Theater impressario James Doo-little to pay for the wigs, he ws turned down cdd, despite the fact the show made so much money. George, that'll larn ya to have all those details put into the contract before it is signed not after you open, which is like locking the barn door after the horse has gone. I remember when Ginger Rogers went into rehearsal on Broadway for "Hello, Dolly" she wore wigs that had to be constantly dressed. She asked to have a personal hairdresser a most stars do, for every performance. Since it was not written into Ginger's contract, SHIRLEY EDER Name Dropping , St GEORGE KENNEDY . . . wears 3 wigs producer David Merrick said no. At least not at his expense. Ginger had to pay. Maybe Mr. Moustache (Merrick) and Miss Rogers eventually came to terms, but if so I haven't heard about it. Englebert Humperdinck wants very much to get back on TV next season. Doesn't everyone? Instead of a weekly show he'd like to do a series of specials. Hump or Eng, or whatever his pals call him, just finished doing an album cover for his ninth album. He's in the U. S. now for a 25-city tour which takes him through September. Gordon Mills, his manager (and Tom Jones') is deep in confabs with networks. I hope he'll shave off those awful sideburns before he returns to TV. Don't bother sending me those vicious letters; I know how you Humperdinck fans feel about his sideburns. Saw young Richard Thomas in "Red Sky at Morning" and consider him one of the hottest young actors to come along in years. Richard goes to Columbia University, taking a leave of absence whenever he works. He is majoring in Oriental studies, specializing in Chinese philosophy and literature. It figures an actor would take those snap courses. I asked Richard how he felt about the idea of marriage. He believes in it, which is rare for a young man today. Said he: "Any two people can have any relationship they want. It's what comes out of a relationship that's , important. For me, what comes out of a marriage is children. And. in this society you cannot build a stable life for your children unless you are prepared to enter into a contract." A lot of kids reading this will say he's a square, but I think young Thomas is more with it than most of his peers. Mike Douglas goes into Las . Vegas at the Sahara Hotel for two weeks July 27 for sure this time. All of you who made those reservations in advance last year and were disappointed when Mike cancelled out, can make them all over again. This year he'll be there. Matter of fact, on the 25, 26 and 27th of June Mike breaks in his act at the 3 Rivers Club in Syracuse, N.Y. June should be Ann-Margret's favorite month simply because Look magazine's seven-page story on her and Vogue magazine's story which says that "Ann-Margret is one of the most wanted girls in 71." I assume they mean for movies . . . Dollie Cole might just give up her dress business now that she has been made editorial and writing consultant to the new Saturday Evening Post. Separate 'Romeo & Juliet' Casts Show Depth of Stuttgart Ballet By DANIEL WEBSTER Of The Inquirer Staff The Stuttgart Ballet left all too soon after dancing two farewell performances Saturday of "Romeo and Juliet." With different casts in the afternoon and evening, the company showed off its versatility and depth of talent in the realm of dramatic ballet. Birgit Keil danced the title role in the afternoon and Mar-cia Haydee in the evening. Heinz Clauss was the afternoon Romeo and Egon Mad-sen, Miss Haydee's partner. Miss Keil's Juliet was soft and beautiful, apt for the youthful girl. She is not as convincing in the crucial moments. Her dancing has strong line, lyricism and grace. Clauss was a strong Romeo and on surer ground dramatically. Miss Haydee is in a class by herself, however, in this role. Anything but a beauty, she becomes one on stage. Her Juliet is full of lights, childish spirit and unimagined depths. She knows the way to make the character sadly beautiful and utterly gripping. There is virtuoso dance for her, but not in the forefront; her work is dramatic and ; PERFORMANCES: TODAY & TOMORROW 4:15 & 8:15 PM 1 All Seats Reserved Tax Included S5.50-S4.50S3.50-S2.50 rr SAVE S1.00 ON KIDS UNDER 12 BOTH SHOWS TODAY BOTH SHOWS TOMORROW TICKETS OH Ui T: THE SffCIKUH CEHTRU CII TICKET (GEMOT. 1422 Bestwt St. WANAMUKEITS Dowi tixi GIMB11S Dsvrtswa. ttHteniun. Upjw Dj;by. Howestwu. King of Prussia. The Great Northeast BAG ' UCGIGE. Wtaiiitn BMUMERICAKD Jt SPECTRUM BOX OFFICE INFORMATION: FU J 5000 Joiimt ttDue (Sopf (Socrps. Th3 people who swear by John Corr are legion. Became he keeps coming up with Interest'ng inside facts about Philadelphia and PHiladelphians. And every day he te!!s you things you didn't know the day before. No wonder then, everyone who reads John Corr is so loyal. And the Corr Corps keep growing every day. Join them. THE INQUIRER For home delivery, call LO 3-1600 dance is only one of her means of creating a memorable Juliet. The role offers few set pieces for her. Her dances with Romeo are furtive and hurried, just long enough for a glimpse of her enormous sense of line and concise movement. LIFTS AND TURNS These duets, as seems to be the norm with John Cranko's choreography, are inventive, unpredictable and to the point. Lifts and turns, the held arabesques are part of an eloquent vocabulary right for this drama. Cranko has a habit of showing every moment twice. Often the chance to see it again is welcome; sometimes it becomes a mannerism. Egon Madsen played the title role with vigor, dancing the boisterous early work brightly, making the tragic figure convincing in the final act. He conveys boyishness in his dancing, exactly complementing Miss Haydee's Juliet. STAGING IS EY The Cranko "Romeo and Juliet" dwells on the setting and the families, drawing the principals out for brief expositions and centered dances. The crowds become important and the staging is a major element of the drama. Colors compete. The Cap-ulets live surrounded by black and gold while the Montagues move in dusty rose. The Veronese are bright in yellow and browns. Into these brilliantly colored masses, Cranko introduces a witty, careening Mercutio, danced to perfection in the evening by Richard Cragun. Nothing deep in this figure; just a high spirited boy and good friend. The Tybalt is slightly overdrawn a villain throughout with a suggestion of rather too close a tie with Juliet's mother. GOLDEN BOY Other figures seem slightly bland. The nurse is pale; the parents are not much more; Paris a golden boy. His touch is sure, generally, in shaping a workable drama. The death of Tybalt also seems overdrawn, as does the on-the-beat swordplay that precedes it. Minor points in a masterful conception. In general, it is a triumph for the company, for Miss Haydee and Madsen and for Cragun. It was further proof that Cranko has built a company supremely able at embodying his effective theatrical idea of ballet. 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O'Brien said there were no suspects in the slaying and no weapon was found. A week of racial tensions at the prison in March resulted in stabbings of 12 inmates, one fatally, '. What 'The Cop' Lacks in Sex It Makes Up For in Gunfire "The Cop," a French-Italian production now playing at the Regency, gets right down to the heart of matters as the picture flashes on the screen and we find ourselves smack in the middle of a fight. It's not much of a fight, though, because three guys clearly have the edge over their victim. He is punched, kicked, pounded, slashed with a broken wine bottle and obviously too senseless to hear the trio's departing message: "This is only a warning," snarls the spokesman. NO SEX AT ALL Hopefully, anyone thinking about seeing "The Cop" will keep the warning in mind and decide on something else. There isn't a touch of sex in this one, and so the film gets an R rating, "which means the kids under 17 can come if escorted by Mom or Dad. It's debatable, of course, but Mom or Dad might show better judgment taking the kiddies to see a good sex flick. One possible reason there is no sex in "The Cop" despite the lovely presence of Fran-coise Fabian is that nobody lives long enough to make a pass at her. COPS ARE BAD The central figure in "The Cop" is, naturally, a cop, portrayed by Michel Bouquet. But this is not the good old Joe Friday brand of cop. This particular cop is a cool, highly efficient sadist, who sets himself up as judge, jury and ) executioner following the killing of his partner in a rooftop shootout. There is no subtle message here. The moral is "all cops are bastards," but the message is delivered with such hate and exaggeration that it can't really be considered a valid indictment. In "The Cop" there are good guys and bad guys and cops, and they all go about the business of killing each other off with calm conviction. And' the color camera is right on top of each death to catch every bloody detail. To make sure that we don't miss anything, no one dies easily. Enough lead to sink the entire U. S. fleet is poured into each victim. And with each burst of gunfire, fresh streams of blood squirt out as the victim refuses to concede that he is dead. Jack Lloyd OPENS TONIGHT ifc. TO SUN., JUNE 13 gy iLOPEZ WfQ&J JOEY tt"t3& V,LLA 111 T 1 I I I k 41 II mLj U W IM J.T.I TT JTI 1A1 TjTTTTTn a 1 F f W W V UUJ ... the best in. town! Every 7 days, The Inquirer publishes 70 more classified want ad advertising than Philadelphia's second newspaper! t....f. - 1 The Sunday Inquirer delivers more circulation than any other Philadelphia newspaper daily or Sunday! w'mmimiifmii..jJ.ouj..miM r, 4 Over two million adults read The Sunday Inquirer! f. - -x 1 Over one million adults read The Daily Inquirer! The Inquirer both daily and Sunday-has published more classified want ad advertising . . . more individual want ads . . . than any other Philadelphia newspaper for over 43 consecutive years ! In 1970, The Daily Inquirer published 86 more classified advertising than Philadelphia's second daily newspaper aixu own uuca in xvi xi s 4 i $ i s Your own particular want ad problem deserves the best, fastest and most economical help available. Inquirer Classified offers that kind of help. Our audience of readershoppers check Inquirer want ads every day looking for the very things you'd like to sell ; for the rooms and apartments you'd like to rent. For a fast, economical solution to your want ad problem, talk it over with an Inquirer Ad-Visor today. She's waiting for your call at LO 3-5p00. And if you have a resident's phone listed in your name, you may charge your want ad. ::N Y.:i- ' - i INQUIRER WANT AD RATES 2li In 1970, The Sunday Inquirer published r inufn umn iwwe as much, classified ad- vertising as Philadelphia's other Sun-$ day newspaper ... and still does in 1971 ! 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