Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 22, 1970 · Page 25
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Hollywood Highlights By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer By BOB THOMAS /" Movie-TV Wriie- iJolm Furl, .who, like (got started playing flibberty-IFrl., May 'gibbets in pictures," she reflect-l · Jed. "I didn't do that sort of' thing on the stage. niV. at all. "But they made pictures in the thirties about sophisticated) . 'ife, and there always seemed to have been a place for the silly, clinging kind of woman that I played. I teamed up with Ro- 22, 1970 GRBELEY TRIBUNE Page 25 Theater Week . . . ..... many American men, had adored her Hie stage in his youth. to HOLLYWOOD ( A P ) _ "I hope I -don 1 1 end up like old Mrs Miffen," said Billie Burke when',,,,, ., C i r , , , r last we met. ° " a § e - slle dlocl last wcek It seems like only a brief span of time, but now i realize it was almost 11- years ago that 1 had! m " then of Today's generalion knows her inusi u- years ago that 1 hadjP^'PfL-f G ' i . nda ^ lh ? S ood ,v last interview with the great R" y , " f ,, rlle Wizard o Ox." _j.. _r * · ,, . 6 B 1. fn hp nMl-pnic nnrj kt-jnH- lady of American films. Like all theater and But lo Ihe parents and krand- ] parents of America she was a films. Like all conscientious! ·',' "' ', · performers, she was concerned !±" llar ! " ld enclea 'TMS comecli- about her exit. Mrs. Miffen, she relaled, had been "Old a legend in Mrs. Miffen the theater, was around but she wouldn't quit. When she curtsied with one of her legs missing, we always wondered if she would be able to get up." Neither of us knew it at the time, but Miss Burke was then at (he end of her career. She had signed to do a western with She played the role over and over again in the movies of the 1930s and 1940s. She floated through scenes in gowns of silk, her lovely hands fluttering like butterflies. She talked incessantly in a tiny voice but never seemed to'finish a sentence. "I don't know exactly how I land Young, who was a sweet lill'e man with a clipped mustache and a clipped manner. We through picture after picture." The role was not one that she Theater. enjoyed and occasionally she was able lo display her versatility. A notable example: the By WILLIAM GLOVER AP Drama Critic NEW YORK ( A P ) - Ethnic comedy takes an interracial humbug "Ihe En- twist, sugarcoating with platitudes, in sort of flittered at each other gagement 'Baby." Thursday night's arrival at the Hayes Barry Nelson, a Broadway stalwart at amiable mirth, deserves a medal for enduring one compassionale neighbor of Kos-lof the season's sloppiest, most alind Russell in "Craig's Wife." Miss Burke had no choice but to continue playing the empty- headed matrons. She needed the work. Her husband, the great showman Florenz Ziegfeld, had produced the most lavish shows on Broadway and had earned millions. But he died in 1932, he left a monument of debts. In her later years, Miss Burke returned to the stage now and then, hut she deplored what the whole yock-yock, yuk-yuk charade afloat. Give an assist for decent effort to Clifton Davis. In the story by Stanley Shapi- dubious enough roles, and strength to giving it keep the Henderson Forsythe is the ullra- rralist corporate chief who provides the essential villainy. Nine other players come and go briefly in evidence of the author's inexperience with stage economics. The directing by Gene Frankel seems mostly designed to keep his forces from getting trapped amid the syncopated revolving slide sets by Robin Wagner. Other production accents are flashing multicolor light arrangements by Jules Fisher and thumpety atmosphere music by Charles Gray. "The Engagement Baby' classifies in that mini-mediate ro, a Hollywood scripler who i echelon of facile amusement be- won an Oscar for "Pillow Talk"jtween Ihe dismissible and the and here making his first slab'tolerable. at stage writing, Nelson enacts! a middle-aged Jewish executive Hospitals are crowded with suddenly confronted with Davis, the offspring of his undergradu- victims of traffic accidents thai couldn't happen, bul did. Safe theater had become. MOVIE RATINGS FOR PARENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE »i otoclfri o/ i/w ;iimjs /i la Mann ptftrtts Ibotjl the suitMbility tl ··* dxiltnl tpr ilimy by t All ACES ADUITTEO Gfneral Audiences AIL ACES ADIirmi) Parental Guidance Suggested RISTFIICTED linger 17 reouires accompanying Plrenl cr Adult Guaniiin , NO ONE UNDER 17 ADMITTED Television Review By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television Radio Writer ate liaison with a beautiful driving doesn't cost anything black girl. j u n t i l you forge! it. This! For q u i t e a while, Shapiroi reminder from the Colorado' 'dodges around his theme of po-jstate Patrol. t tential satire with discursive!.; ·asides about marital frigidity, TWIN 1 THEATRES 353-8484*2333 W.28tfl Who knows what evil lurks / in the heart of man? By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP) - There was a feast Wednesday night in i the midst of the summer televi- Ision famine. There were so ' many special programs on the : pot-smoking, and the cliche: 'momma who hasn't forgiven! ison Nelson for the blonde Gen-j sight gags, blackouts and gen-1 tile he ultimately wed. j eral nonsense on the subject of Just about every worn gagi love through the ages. Then NBC's "Music Hall" launched its summer variety series starring British performer Des O'Connor. "Give Us the Childen" explored some reasons t h a t chil- networks that they overlapped each other. j dis | jke h , d d The evening opened a n d , s l u f l c n ( s _ Onc cdu £ llor closed on serious notes. NBC| cJom lained ,, t loo h . with "little licky-lacky people coming out one end." The program also pointed out boy's real worth. Are Bc'ter NOW SHOWING explosive rl spy scandal of this century! "55»sSS3»§ A UNIVERSAL PICTURE TECHNICOLOR* SC Box Office Opens at 7:30, Show Time Dusk Come Out Early And Enjoy A Trent In The Snack Bar presented a somewhat rambling,,; - h , f u ]j k e -facto- iind leisurely 00 minutes examining some of the sore spots in our educational system. ABC closed it with the third and last r . . . . . ,- M I , , - J U J U Ullll-'l L'llUlT 1 1 1 lilt; UUti of its 'Mission: Possible series c d u c a l i o n receivcd b v ' s tudcnls on environmental pollution. of .. inner city ,, scjloo|s and In between there was a briefjn, o s e j n ninrt , affluent areas, and brash special on ABC in I one school official said that, out winch the Canadian comedy' 0 [ 400 slum studenls examined team of Wayne and Sinister^, a denli.st. ?M had serious pulled together a half hour of;| o o t h (roubles and that few children ever had their eyes examined. "If your face is sore and your leyes h u r l , you can't study. And Ihe heart of the matter is that if jyou can't read, you can't | learn.'' A m a j o r portion of the program was devoted to experiments in learning, including ! schools where children are en- icouraged to follow their own in- 'lerests instead of an inflexible curriculum. "Mission; Possible" went over the now familiar grounds of the deadly destruction of our environment with the usual assortment of experts giving learned opinions and scary warnings of emergency. When the cost was mentioned it was in the billions. The gist of the program seemed lo be that it is a public emergency and that if anything is done, the public will pay for it in higher taxes and with higher prices. Meanwhile each individual should keep] nagging and agitating so t h a t ' something really will be done. England's DCS O'Connor, a new face on American TV screens, is a personable fellow with a pleasant singing voice j a n d an eagerness io please. '"Music Hall's" comedy sketch- 1 ics more or less fell apart and (were rather primitive and not! very funny. The scries is madej ;in London, but the guest staysj were American exports including Liberace, and they all did the same sort of tiling they always do on the Hollywood-made variety hours. It was light summer entertainment with empha- isis on the light. warmed much of the audience to hilarity, even unto a line about how the youth "isn't black, more what interior cleco- ralors call hickory bronze." Other items are far cruder. Lurking within the soporofic wit, of course, there eventually unfolds a smug morality about hypocrisy, the punishment Establishment society metes out to mavericks, and the badgered : ! sire's appreciation of his jiving Constance Towers serves as Nelson's statuesque spouse; CINEMA 35 Ft. Collins "Finders Keepers Lovers Weepers" 8:20 10:50 "Vixon" 7:00 9:30 STARTS SUNDAY "The Notorius Cleopatra" and "The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet" FOR ADULTS ONLY! the Forbin Projects A UNIVERSAL PICTURE · TECHNICOLOR' 1 ' · PANAVISION 1 ' - PLUS .-, ALFRED HITCHCOCKS JBMMi^.«0 TOPAZ B NOW PLAYING THRU SUNDAY! WILL CAPTURE YOUR HEART! PETER JONATHAN WNTERS EastmanCOLOR Ralctl "G ' For Great Family Entertainment! 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