The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 2, 1986 · Page 17
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Fun The Salina Journal Thursday, January 2,1986 Page 17 Wildltie concerns longstanding The Far Side Crossword By Eugene Sbeffer By ROBIN ADAMS SLOAN King Features Q. How long has Lome Greene, the host of the appealing TV wildlife program, "New Wilderness," been interested in this topic? — D.C. A. Lome, who's also executive producer of the Emmy Award- winning program, tells me that his long-standing concern with wildlife protection and conservation stems from his years as a teenager growing up in Ottawa, Canada. Along the way, he's had some intriguing experiences with animals — some surprisingly humorous. A while back, when Lome was starring in the sci-fi TV series, "Battlestar Galactica," the script called for a monkey in a space suit to go through some complex screen activity, all on cue. However, the monkey would permit only two or three takes and if called on for more would deliberately wet his diapers as a signal that he was bored with re-doing the scene. Lome quipped, "That monkey's message was so effective, I've since thought that human actors who are asked to Tank McNamara Greene Wallace shoot too many re-takes could well try using this same ploy!" Q. My pal says that prolific author Irving Wallace once did a Broadway musical. Can this be true? — T.N. A. Almost. Irving Wallace and Irving Berlin were once supposed to write a musical comedy together on the most famous bordello madams in American history: the Everleigh Sisters of Chicago. Berlin had already written some of the score when he fell ill and was not able to work again. Irving Wallace, of course, continued to turn out his fiction and nonfiction tomes — and his newest novel, "The Seventh Secret," is due out in January. Q. Every year I see the Academy Awards on television, but I'd like to know more about how it all started. Where can I get such information? — R.K. A. "Inside Oscar" (Ballantine), by Mason Wiley and Damien Bona, reveals such fascinating inside Oscar stories as how Louis B. Mayer, hoping to keep unions out of Hollywood, dreamed up the idea of the Academy as an elite private club; how Frank Capra almost singlehandedly saved the Oscar from obsolescence in the mid-'30s when the actors, writers and directors were boycotting the Awards; how TV changed the ceremony forever; how Hollywood rebels George C. Scott, Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando shook up the Academy — and much more. The book will be out in March 1986 — just in time for the Awards ceremony. * * * Got a question? Write to Robin Adams Sloan at King Features Syndicate, Inc., 235 E. 45th St., New York, N.Y. 10017. 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