The Miami News from Miami, Florida on June 26, 1970 · 46
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The Miami News from Miami, Florida · 46

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Friday, June 26, 1970
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'""t" ' 8-C THE MIAMI NEWS Fit, June 26, 1970 TV talk show celebrity tells it like it is Unlike a lot of celebrities, Anthony Newton always seems to have time to talk with the media. Fame "has" left him, seemingly, untouched. "The days when 1 needed the media and the media didn't need me aren't fotgotten," he said, relaxing in his suite at the Carling-Ringmaster after recent appearances on the Dick Cavett, Johnny Carson, Paul Mervin and Jerry Bergen shows, and the Char-ity-Rama-Thon. He'll guest-appear soon with Ronnie Sloan. Since he became a celebrity in June, 1967, he has been an almost incessant guest on the national TV talk and panel shows. But he hasn't forgotten his scuffling "days." "You hear a lot of talk about how somebody becomes a celebrity overnight," said Tony, serious for a moment. "The fact is, long years of ano-nymity go into becoming a so-called 'celebrity overnight.' " Newton, his hair cut somewhat shorter than usual for a fill-in spot next month on "Who's Your Date?", where the usual panel of guest-celebri ties are choosing gucst-celcbrities starting July 4, chuckled and recalled, "If it hadn't been for the break that fateful morning when I first got my chance on the Merv Griffin show, I well, frankly, I probably wouldn't be a television celebrity yet." That was the day when Merv'f staff ran into a last-minute emergency three celebrities were forced to cancel appearaces at the last moment. Paul Newley had the flu, Connie Sue Wilson came down with laryngitis and the immortal Joey J. Windemere had missed his flight out of Vegas. On a national talk show you're in trouble when you lose that many celebrities at once! "I just happened to know Tammy Masters, who knew I was doing a week engagement on a local celebrity show the Sterling Dykeman Hour," said Tony. "She called and asked if I would fill in. Sterling was a prince. He told me to go ahead it might be the big break. And, I guess it was." It "certainly" was! "Who, in your opinion, is the best JOHN IsfKEAStER -interviewer on celebrity shows?" I asked Newton point-blank. , He cringed in mock alarm. "Boy!" he said. "You really put a guy on the spot. If I say Mike Douglas, the rest of the guys will read it. But frankly I think the best interviewer is Johnny Carson." "Why?" ' "He seems to be more at ease," said Tony. "He may be a mass of nerves underneath, you know, but he gives the impression- of cool. He's never flustered, simply because he's not sure who you are or what you do. Cavett is different. He fidgets a lot. I was watching him the other night he had on Christopher Winchell, Mor-tavio Marsiano who is one of Italy's fastest rising celebrities and Tru man McCullers. He kept asking the strangest questions." "Strange?" "At one point," Tony laughed, "I think he had the impression Tom McCullers was an actor. Of course, he's not by himself. Carson himself asked one of the most famous TV-show celebrities in the business Curt Conner? to, are you ready for this, SING! Pretty embarrassing." I asked Anthony if there had been any particular new trend in the field of being a celebrity "here" in American TV, and he thought about it. "Well," he said, "if there's any one thing, it's the fact that in my opinion it's tougher for a young celebrity a . celebrity just starting out to break, in." ., "Because of the lack of local celebrity shows?" ; , , .. "Exactly!" he said. "Some of the best-known celebrities in the business Red McHuan, Marshal Barclay, Parsons and Peters got their start on local shows, and worked up. Now, it's almost a case of having to start at the top, right on the network. And you know the old saying? You can't get an appearance unless you're a celebrity, and you can't get to be a celebrity without those appearances." Hugh Downs, he said, is doing as much as anybody in the business for struggling celebrities. "What's My Line?" uses a lot of well-known per--sonalities most people haven't heard of. And, of course, striving celebrities haunt producers, waiting for word that better-known celebrities can't appear. Advice ta celebrities? "Nope," smiled Anthony Newton.: "As they say ho amount of encouragement will help a celebrity if he hasn't got 'it, and no amount of discouragement will keep a good celebrity down." " ' : '-. He glanced at his watch. I took the hint. As we shook hands, I thought this is 'still a land where one year a kid from Phoenix Falls can be a celebrity nobody ever heard of . . . and the next year have a golf date with Hanson Toby and Mortimer Peters! Good luck, Anthony Newton! You deserve your fame! -a HERB RAU ADELITA Of advertising, milk, and trucks TODAY'S HEARTBURN " "Friends of Tom Slade", in their mail campaign on behalf of the candidate, aren't making friends with the editor of The Miami News. Mail is addressed to him as "Mr. Sylvan Miller." .Miami confidential Strange why local advertising agencies permit more than $.10 million worth of business annually to escape to outside ad agencies . . . Bumper strip: "Only love beats milk." ... All but two members of the Dade Delegation pledged their votes ... ' n to Rep. Terrell Sessums of Tampa for House Speaker in the 72-'73 sessions. The two dissenters: Dick Renick and Lou Wolfson . . . Those drab-looking Southern Bell trucks now sprouting out in colorful okra, blue and white hues . . . Sign in front of Rascal House: "The world is a big puzzle with a PEACE missing." . . . There's a "cheaters corner" in the Vanguard on Coral Way that draws some of the most interesting people . . . Adelita Queja-do exited the banking business and joined the law firm of Paul, Landy, Beiley & Bartel in the Pan American Bank Bldg. . . What's Jane Chastain, the sports girl on Channel 4, doing in Dukoff Recording Studios? . . . Someone asked if old aluminum cans are worth anything. Yes. Going rate is 10 cents a pound. (Don't call us; write to Public Relations Manager, Metal Recycling Division, Reynolds Metal Co., Richmond, Va.) Miami mishmash Now jn his 22nd year of broadcasting in Miami, Alan Courtney currently on WIOD still ranks number uno in the ratings. Originator of the phone-in type of broadcast, he's garnered a roomful of awards in those two decades-plus . . . Local men's organization looking for manufacturer of lapel buttons. Want's 'em to read "Today is Tie-less Thursday". Better it should say "Tie-less Summer," , . , And, according to Consumer Magazine, July is Cool Meals With Eggs Month, Snnvpnir Mnnth National Pnr Tina Month nnrt Ul I National Rye Bread Month." Well, I guess you JLwJ could wrap a cold hot dog in a slice of rye and COURTNEY get a heartburn as a souvenir . . . Dept. of Useless Information: In an average year, Burger King uses more than "one-third billion buns. Let's see, at 150 calories eaph, that's. . aw, forget it! . . . Variety reviewer described Torn Jones, who concertizes here next month, as having "as many grind movements as a Levantine bellydancer and the unsubtle emanations of a gent on the prowl." . . Russell Walters, local rep of a correspondence school, says he'll try for Holmes Braddock's seat on the school board. . . . Those Pageant; pix, illustrating Miriam Maschek's before-and-after wrinkle jobs, were shot by .Miami photographer Frank Zagari-no. Raudeo show " Bill (ex-Royal Castle) Singer made a deal with his Brick-ell, avenue apartment landlord: he'll pay rent for first 20 years, rest or his lite rent-free . . . un-vitai Statistics Dept.: 4-bedroom 2-bath house constructed by Allstate Modular Systems, Inc., weighs 28,692 pounds . . . Orchestra leader and numerologist Vincent Lopez says: "In 1981 the New Aquarian Age will fully manifest in its startling impact. That will be the handwriting on the wall of our next Great War the Armageddon. This will be a war of racps and not a war nf nations. Thp Ypllnw m ti -it u . . i i i . p.. nace win inumpii, su our eyes snouia oe SINGER turned to Asia for our next global holocaust. And since the plant Uranus rules the Aquarian Age, this holocaust will fall upon humanity in an 'uranian manner; that means with horrifying suddenness." . . . Years ago, when the Ivory Tower was a popular rooftop nitespot at the Saxony, a harem-garbed waitress named Lenore, pranced around with a diamond in her navel. One diamond must've led to others, for today she owns Colonial Jewelers in North Miami . . . Philatelic auction Sunday at YMHA on the Trail. Show opens at 10, auction at 5 . . . Today's Calorie-Cobohydrate Counter: 1 cup beef hash, 290 calories and 28.7 grams of carbohydrate. fan feinftiiiiifrlL (5 BY GEORGE (Send your old problems to George and ask about our generous trade-in allowance on retread problems.) DEAR GEORGE: Everytime I wear my bikini to the beach men are always staring at me. What makes men like that, anyhow? And don't give me some silly answer about not wearing a bikini. ETHEL DEAR ETHEL: You're right. Not wearing a bikini wouldn't be the answer to your problem they would just stare harder. Have you considered staying home? ry; : ;V vf; ", . : v zt f Q H-: - l?l Pi &$&$$$Mf uVffOf ?' 4i- I x J 11 J aK-- - zv&?: XZZT'l A """ .H3wy' i, - f,' t ,'vXnA - f Miami News Photo by SAL CRISANTI An ailenwon mth ihe swinging set In case you don't recognize a tennis forehand who just may have three-fourths of an Olympic dou-shot, this is it in quadruplicate at North Miami Rec- bles team lined up behind her. reation Center. The instructor is Chris Sperrazza College There are some girls in co!: leges today who say, "Why? Why should I struggle through a college education when I will end up bagging garbage and desegregating laundry?" Why indeed! Frankly, I don't know 1iow I could have come through 20 years of marriage without a rich and varied background of college curriculum. For example: Business Mathematics 305: No housewife can have too much mathematics. Remember that. Without it I would never have known why when I measured our bedroom for carpeting, I covered the registers and had enough left over to carpet the General Assembly of the United Nations. English Usage 402: Education shows. Not only do I speak English like a native, but at a party the other night degree a must for the home ERMA BOMBECK child divide it and the other one have first choice. Hah! And my parents thought all I did for four years was sit by a window and get a tan. I was the only woman in the room who could pronounce the secret ingredient that stops perspiration wetness: aluminum chlorhydrate. See? Freshman Anatomy: 1 derive some comfort in knowing that on an X-Ray Raqucl Welch and I bear a strong likeness to one another. Writing Fiction For Fun and Profit: This course gave me the courage to submit my checkbook to a publisher. Art Appreciation 202: This seemed like a waste at the time, but it had given me the depth and creativity I need to first say, "That's wonder ful" before I give the baby a rap, take the crayons away' from him and then wash down the wall. Economics: I know that when a husband makes $12,-000 a year, a wife cannot spend more than $15,000 a year or they are in big trouble. Criminology: This has been an absolute "must" in child raising. Psychology: A housewife leans heavily on this training. Two children and one piece of leftover pie could spoil World War III. Using a little psychology, let one PIXies byWoM iRat mot A CHARl&S! 99 JrV i i I S TS LARRY KING :;. t Dressen Those were the days (in N.Y.), my friend MEMORIES OF SUMMERS LONG AGO IN NEW YORK . . . Frozen custard at Coney Island. Banana was a wild flavor, but you had to eat it quick lest the sun play havoc with it. (Lest the sun?) ... Ice cold egg-creams. A drink made by mixing seltzer, chocolate syrup and ice-cold milk in magical proportions to create fantastic foam . . . Afternoons at Ebbetts Field . . . The booming tones of Tex Rickard with the. starting lineup . . . Happy Felton's Knot Hole Gang . . . Shorty LaReese and the Brooklyn Symphony parading through the stands . . . Hilda Chester and her cowbell riding herd on the center field bleachers and screaming "LEOOOOO" Durocher . . . Scratching away the white lines around the coaches box . . . Charlie Dressen whistling . . . Salted peanuts . . . Dixie Walker and a brown bat . . . The Abe Stark sign in lower right field . . . Howie Schultz stretching at first . . . Tommy Brown hitting 75 home runs in batting practice . . . Eddie Basinski, who also played violin. Better than he did second base, most said. . . . Augie Galan . . . Goody Rosen, the Jewish centerfielder. Why wasn't he playing basketball? . . . Sid Gordon, who lived three blocks away from Ebbetts, playing third base for the visiting (and hated) New York Giants . . . Rex Barney, who once pitched a no-hitter that included 13 walks and four errors behind him so no one knew he'd done anything historic at all . . . Visiting uniforms. The Phillies, with those incredibly bright red hats . ... The Cardinals, a darker gray than most, with two redbirds on a branch across the front . . . (And Stan Musial too) . . . The Pirates, a thin blue and orange stripe down the pants legs . . . The Catskills, sometimes called the Yiddish Alps . . . The Condord, where Buddy Hackett was a busboy once . . . Browns in Loch Sheldrake. Jerry Lewis toted trays there . . . Grossinger's, where they fed you like the Russians (or was it the Nazis then?) was in South Fallsburg . . . The Laurels, strictly for swingers . . . Route 17 on a Friday night before anyone ever heard the word "thruway." One hugp parking lot . . . They said the stars were so close you felt you could touch them . . . Summer camps. Grand Central Station starting point for what seemed like every camp in America and on the same day, too . . . Pasting name labels in underwear . . . Day Camps, too. The Jewish Community House on Bay Parkway at 79th Street had one . . . The corner. Every neighborhood had its famous corner. Ours was Bay Parkway at 86th Street . . . First guy there got to lean against the lamp post for the whole night . . . Watching the "skirts" go by . . . Bucko combing his hair in an imaginary mirror . . . Hoo Ha (real name, Bernie) saying, "Where's the action?" It was what he always said . . . Sandy Koufax and girls. Wherever Sandy was there always were girls . . . Tony Mancuso, Tough boy of the block. Used to take hubcaps off of moving cars . . . Fresh pizza slices. Thick or thin. 15 cents a throw . . . Italian ices . . . The Feedbox for malteds ... The Benson Theater for movies five years after they'd opened in Manhattan. "Every movie is first run till you've seen it" they said . . . The first television set on the block. Herby had it. A 10-inch RCA . . . First thing I saw was The Friday Night Fights . . . Martin Block with the Make Believe Ballroom on Saturday mornings on WNEW . . . Arthur Godfrey all over the place . . . Bob and Ray . . . Kuda Bux . . . Uncle Bob and Howdy Doody . . . Washington Baths, where for 50 cents you got a locker and use of the pool all day . . . Silvers for steam baths and late at night the sound of "Oy Vey" coming from dark corners . . . Koufax DEAR ABBY Forgive clergvimiiVs love affair DEAR ABBY: This is the third time I've written to you about my problem. I tore the other letters up, but I am determined to mail this one. A while ago, I overheard my clergyman talking to a young woman who is a member of his congregation. (She is married and has children, too.) He told her it was all over between them, and that if his wife hadn't been in the hospital it never would have happened. He said they should go on as though nothing had happened. 1 was so shocked, I could hardly believe my ears. This minister has done so much for the community and is so loved and respected by all who know him. He also has a lovely wife and family. I told my husband about it. and he said we all make mistakes and I should keep quiet because if this ever got out it would hurt the church. Now I can't even look at that worthless man without thinking what a hypocrite he is to preach about "honor and fidelity." I would like to be able to forgive and forget, but I just can't do it. I have lost all faith in him. Can you advise me? ' DISILLUSIONED DEAR DISILLUSIONED: I think your husband has the right attitude. Clergymen are not saints. They are men with all the human frailties that men are heir to. One swallow doesn't make a summer. And one flaw doesn't make a man worthless. You can forgive if you sincerely want to, which' you seem unwilling to do. And that's your problem! 1 "'-''-

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