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NUDE FILMS NOT FOR HER - Italian movie star Monica Vilti has .announced she is going to keep her clolhes on in her film roles no _matter what the cost.. She added that she hopes her pictures will still ·make some money even though they have this 'Taw." (AP Photofax) ^CUMBERLAND, MD.. TIMES-NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1966 · . . ! ' ' . ' ?·' ' - ' ' Benefit Dance Features Tivo Area Musical Units -A benefit dance being sponsored by the Frostburg Jaycccs at Clarysville Inn on Saturday. ( March 5 will feature two musical gVpups. ^Playing for the dancing will be tKe 1 Future's combo which has Seen featured at the Snack Bar in Frostburg near the Frostburg Stare College campus. Dancing will be from 8 to 11 p. m. .Starting at 11 p. m. and con- tinuing until 1 a. m. will be folk songs by the Thunderhill Singers. arpopular group which has ap- |earcd on television and in var- iods summer resorts of Ihe east coast. They arc comprised of a group of school teachers from the Keyser area. Tickets for the benefit dance may be purchased at Ford's Drug Store in Frostburg. Dean's Jewel- ry Store and Frostburg National Bank. Proceeds wili be used for the benefit or handicapped chil- dren at Lincoln School in Frost- burs. Avalon Forms . Movie Company HOLLYWOOD (UPI) --Fran- kie Avalon has formed his own movie company, Frantone Pro- ductions, to produce "Hip Hip Hippocrates." By WILLIAM D; LAFFLER NEW YORK (UPI)--Six sec- 6nds;is not a longtime to a man who isn't- in -a^ hurry--to' get -where he is -going,' but it means a lot of money to a m a n . who knows what" he is doing. That tenth of '· a'. minute "is important" to firms : who use that- length of - time . : to get across their- message'.in a tele- vision commercial.!'And it is equally important to the man who must create and deliver an idea over such a : short section of a costly minute. Jim Henson, a . regular on TV's. "Jimmy Dean Show," be- gan his professional career al- most a decade ago by produc- ing six-second. commercials for Wilkins Coffee in .Washington. Instant Hit ."In 1957 we got on TV with a spot' campaign in six-second commercials," Henson said in v a recent interview. "Within a month it was the highest rated commercial in Washington and in this market the highest in the country." . Henson, a tall and lanky man with the beard of an elder statesman of bygone years, is a puppeteer. He is a young man with the wisdom and wit of a sage. Perhaps this is why he can compact a commercial message into a six-second time limit without losing the essence of the sponsor's idea. Jim is president of Muppets, Inc. He has made 160 six-sec- ond commercials for Wilk'ins Coffee, in Washington and used the same technique in other areas for firms advertising soft drinks, breads and other com- modities. Many Campaigns "We call our company Mup- pets because we originally used marionettes as well as pup- pets," Henson said, vwe have had eight to ten campaigs go- ing at once in different parts of the country. A visit to Hcnson's studio on New York's East Side reveals what he has to offer, including some amusing filmed commer- cials he conceived for Commu- nity Coffee, a Louisiana brew that can compete with the most expensive brands. These, too, are six-second commercials which mix humor with exagger- ated violence. ."People will come to us for a campaign," Henson said. "We will design the commercial to meet their-needs."- Henson became a regular on the Jimmy Dean Show about two and one-half years ago. He should stay on television for a long time--more than six sec- onds. 'Batman' Sings On The Talace' In case you don't get enough of Adam West on his own "Batman" series on ABC,-you'll find him appearing on the network's "The Hollywood Palace" show April 16 when Milton Berle will' be the guest host. West will sing. '·· -,By JOAN-CROSBY; · NEW YORK --.(NEAV-- It took Harry Belafonte exactly, 23 min- utes .to sell CBS-TV, his ..idea for an all-Negro musical .special. Several years, ago, (Harry had two r critically : acclaimed. specials on CBS. But the sponsor, tried, on the second show.'to exercise "artistic ' control." · After: that, without a sponsor, Harry couldn't get a third special "on' the air. ;·." Phrases like "resistance in cer- tain parts of the country" were heard.. . ' Now the handsome singer is ne- gotiating with. CBS -for several specials over the next few years, on some of 'which he would per- form and all of which he would produce. · _ ' He is the executive producer of The Strollin' '20s, to be seen on CBS-TV on Monday. Feb. 12. He appears only briefly, at the opening of the show. As a pro- ducer, he has lined up talent like Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll. Sammy Davis Jr., Nipscy Russell, Duke Ellington, George Kirby, Joe Williams and Gloria" Lynne. The show has been written by author Langston Ifughes. and is a warm, light-hearted look at the happy-go-lucky populace of Har- lem in the '20s. "This show is not to be'-treated as a sociological study," Bela- fonte points out. "That would be wrong for the mood. We are in a time 'period when entertainment is demanded. So, its the show, we are attempting to remind viewers of a large community, of great performers of that day." There is dialect comedy in the show, "because our humor does have dialect." There is even a chance that some of the charac- ters in the show may be called stereotypes. Asked if the cry of stereotype, would have been raised had the show been produced by a non- Negro, Belafonte smiled and said, "There-are certain advantages to being in a highly specialized posi- tion." ' Stereotypes are based on truths, he says, "but truths which have been lifted out of context and used to our discredit. It's one thing to hear of the. Irish as 'drunks' and' the Jewish as moneylenders, but Duke KllingUn is also part ·( the show. TIME OUT FOR LAUGHS -- Producer Harry Rclafonlc «-li?ls with Nipscy Russell during a break in show rehearsals. ii's"another ''thing'- : . to, read · Sean O'Casey. It's'one thihg.'tb Negro in the-context of a great struggle and another' to · see his poetry and;-humor." , -. Belafonte says .there; will «be people, both white and Negro, who won't like the show. "The; section" of the. Negro community which will. find fault -with this small work would hardly be worth com- menting on. , "No powerful mainstream will be involved,- but I'm sure some . of those in.the bourgeois middle- class will not be happy to see certain scenes on their screens: They will be the ones.who have been trying to scrape off their Negroness. · . "There will.probably be a seg- ment that will feel we have not been militant or violent enough. The program has not been geared for extremes. Some whites will be outraged, too. The Ku Klux Klan will not like it." According to Belafonte there were many excellent early" Negro comedians. But Bert Williams, who appeared in the- Ziegfeld Fol- lies was the first to be accepted outside the Negro community. · "Unfortunately, some; o f ' these extremely funny men came along at a time in history when the hu- mor was used in a negative light. There were some comics in the movies who were very funny, but (hoy became subservient, bug- eyed men "with an Uncle Tom Srin. Not that that doesn't exist. I dare say that 100 years from today. Amos and Andy could be considered funny to the Negro community. "I listened to them when I was a child, every Sunday. Were they on Sundays? I think so. and that was the day we listened 'to radio --Jack Benny. Fred Allen and Amos and Andy." "The Strollin' '20s." he says, "has given me the greatest satis- faction of anything I have ever worked on. The highest I paid any of the stars was $1,500, to Sidney. Diahann and Sammy. I paid the dancers more than anyone else. But everyone, came .to the show x with passion' and fervor." Egypt's First Film Star Is Multi-Lingual Sharif By VEUNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) .--Not since King Tiit h a s . Egypt produced as lively a show biz personality as Omar Sharif. And like Tut. whose full, name was Tutankhamen back about 14th century B.C., Sharif is sailing around under a shortened monicker. Omar's square name is Michel Shal- houb. . . Bui that's the only thing square about this dark-visaged swinger from the land of the pharoahs. A paid-up member of the jet set, Omar is so "in" he. doesn't have a home anywhere. Instead, he leaves suitcases in hotels in London, Paris, Rome and Madrid. He is a multi-lingual cat who preserves his cool with verve and dash; .not at all like 'the Arabian.nights kind of charac- ters most Americans expect Egyptians to be. ' Since starring in "Lawrence of Arabia" and now ' "doctor Zhivago," Sharif has esta- blished himself as the first genuine international movie star to come out of Egypt in all its centuries--unless, of course, you are a stickler and recall Farouk's old newsrcels. "There is a reason for so few- stars emerging from my country," Sharif said during a lunch break at MGM. "There was no theater or cinema in Arab culture before 30 years' ago. "It was against the. Moslem religion to be involved in play acting. For that same reason there was no painting either, and very little literature. Now things are different and Egypt produces a good many motion pictures." It was in heavy dramatic Egyptian films that Omar first discovered his ability as an acton And-had it not been for Rita Hayworth, Omar would have become an American star a dozen years ago. "Back- in 1953 Columbia Pictures came to Egypt to make 'Joseph And His Broth- ers,' and I" was'cast in'the title role," Omar recounted. . ."We · spent two months filming the picture when 'Rita left to get married. Well, she never returned and the picture was never completed: So my big chance at .stardom evapor- ated. But I think I was destined to become . a star any\vay. because along came 'Lawrence' almost ten years later." Thus far Sharif has not made a movie in Hollywood, princi- pally because the scripts he is offered give him the bends. Some producers see him as a middle eastern Van Johnson. Others envision Omar as an Englishman. VETERAN ACTOH--Robert Shasv. a handsome English 'actor, is in a Warner Broth- ers film "The Battle of the Bulge." He played Capt. Dan Tempest · in "The Buccan- eers" on television in Eng- land and has also appcaared in several Broadway plays. N O W Today At - 3:55-5:50-7:45-9:40 Sun. At-2.00-3:55-5:50-7:45-9:40 JMever · ··«··· PAUL CONNIE andJlM HENRY HUIlllNiWYATT-JONES^H !n»*i * SMI KM* tX.hx »·«»»'* **xb|«MUV!l-B?cMlittnM TCCHNKOLOR'-MNAVtSIOM FROMVUWNeitMOS Prices Adults All Day 1.25 Children SOc PALACE THEATRE SUN. MATINEE 2 P.M. -- EVE. 8:30 MON.-TUES.WEO. _ TWO SHOWINGS -- 7-9 P.M. He'd take on anyone, at anything, anytime THE C I N C I N N A STEVE MCQUEEN ANN MARCRET . . - COIOR THURS.-FRI.-SAT. -- TWO SHOWINGS -- 7-9 P.M. SAT. MATINEE -- 2 P.M. E L V I S AS A ROVING RESTIESS RECKIESS R O U S T A B O U COLOR O TO M A WE'RE OPPT Tonite thru Sun. Starts 7:45 w Return From Flie Ashes Plus 2nd Bi* Hit!! OfCAIt WINNCM MEET- Actres^s Jane Darwell, right; and Dorothy M»tone. both of whom have won'0«c»r« for'lrwr movie rol« r pose wtth an Oscar fn Hollywood at the premiere of Jcweph E. Levin's film, "The '* T " » · · . / . j . . * - · , ) I · ' , i Oscar." Miss Darnell/received her award for her iwo rote -in "the ^ ? ra L h While Miss Malon * wn fjic bwt supporting actress of Oscar for her part in "Written on the Wind." (AP "PARIS SECRETS" FO* ADULTS - NOW- Continuous from 1:00 P.M. Show Times 1:00 - 3:00 - 5:00 7:00 ond 9:00 P.M. EDARY DISASTER! WALT DISNEY "TM E U6iy DACHSHUND OOean JONES · Suzanne PLESHOTE TECHNICOLOK* \N'aIt Disney Winnie . Technicolor" :· STARTING FRIDAY "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold"

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