Valley News from Van Nuys, California on December 18, 1973 · Page 42
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Tiwstfey, Ptcember 1», W3--Von Nuyt (Colif.) T H E N E W S ta*-23.A 1 -A C«nffa|.7-i. NOW OPEN IN SIMI - ERRIISCEIUtCOCHRAISE Fishiri for value? Catch our Fish Fry - V every Aflfednesday onl y$179 All You Can Eat! RUMORS FLY IN VEGAS MGM Grand Hotel May Be for Sale Try our melt-in-the-mouth flounder, fried to a golden brown. With French fried potatoes and cole slaw. Then come back for more on the house! Reel in a real value everyWednesday for$1.79 Special Children's Fish Plate Just $1.19 HOWARD JownsonS "Ham* of fh* Double ·ubbh Cocktail" SIMI I SEPUIVEDA 1523 Eir npr I 'MM'! »: Contra I Sijs'vsij BL CAIABASAS VMliiraF*y THOUSAND OAKS 75K Tho-Mi CteklBL NORiHRIDGE 5MO By FRANK H. LIEBERMAN LAS VEGAS -- Amidst hoopla hailing its opening, the MGM Grand Hotel and its owner Kirk Kerkorian was greeted with the following headline in the Las Vegas Review-Journal the other day: "Horror Hotel? MGM may have to drop movies to support the . Grand." The story discussed the . recent dividends declared by MGM and the possible shelving of the few future films the once-powerful movie machine was planning. Also, rumors hereabouts insist the hotel will be sold in the very near future to foreign interests because the cost-to-build tab is approaching $170,000,000. * » * MISS MARLENE Dietrich just closed a 10-day engagement at the Fairmont in San Francisco and next month will appear in Los Angeles, but the lady is still without a date here, something I hear she wants real bad... Jim Bailey and Billy Eckstine have signed multiple deals with- the Thunderbird Hotel . . . The Desert Inn showroom reopens Dec. 26 with Bobbie Gentry and John Byner. - Don Ho is looking for a new home here with the Hilton bosses not renewing his contract . . . Kitty Kover. Phil Ford and Nancy Austin head the east of "Hello, Dolly!" debuting Dec. 26 at the Union Plaza . . . Richard Harris postponed the remainder of his concert tour, but he's · still Tropicana bound Jan. 18-Feb. 7. AT OUR GALA PARTY Entertainment and Dancing From NO COVER MO MINIMUM · Hats · I a\ors · urpri«c- Special Complete New "\ ear's K \ e Dinner* Roast PRIME RIBS of Beei or LOBSTER or Charcoal Broiled TOP SIRLOIN STEAK S8.95 per person ' S UI , Valley/ Phone 7b"-85Hl/ Banquet Tariliiio* Fernando Kd. ( I BIU. W . oi \ * * * * * * * YffS /.//* SHOW WHIRL: "This Is Burlesque" at Aladdin ... Petula Clark, Ice Follies open Thursday at Caesars Palace . . . Bobbie Gentry, John Byner open Dec. 26 a,t Desert Inn ... "Casino de Paris '74" at Dunes . . . Bobby Vinton. Charlie Callas at Flamingo . . . Phil H a r r i s , Harry James. F r a n k Sinatra Jr., at Frontier - - - Shecky Greene, Barbara Eden at Grand .. . Four Tops, Myron Cohen at Hilton . . . 5th Dimension, Pat Cooper at Riviera . . . Jerry Lewis, Mel Torme open Dec. 27 ... Wayne Newton opens Dec. 26 ... "Lido de Paris" at Stardust . . . Gordon MacRae, M a r i lyn Michaels, the Golddiggers at Thunderbird .. . "Folies Bergere," Ann-Margret, Doc Severinsen at Tropicana . . . "Hello, Dolly!" opens Dec. 26 at Union Plaza. * * · WHEN JOHNNY Carson visited Ed McMahon during Big Ed's debut at the Tropicana, C a r s o n joined Joe Williams in the hotel's lounge playing the drums for the singer to the surprise and delight of the late-night gathering ... Hasn't the Jackson Five signed a one-time deal with the Grand??? . .. One of the biggest names in c o ntemporary music is Riviera bound, but no one is saying who . . . Harry Belafonte told a Hollywood columnist that "It's no longer fun playing Las V e g a s since the conglomerates took over." He said his next date at Caesars Palace next year may be his last. * » * THE TROPICANA is the first hotel to allow week end guests to stay over Sunday for free. The invitation assures patrons of -s-Toiding Sunday closing of gas stations and possible shortage of plane flights. The policy in already in effect. K antar on Kontract by EDWIN KANTAR NIGHT CLUB SHOWTIME Acts in Review "The Best of Ann-Margret" at Tropicana Hotel's new Superstar Theatre in Las Vegas emerges as one of the most elaborately packaged nightclub acts. It's a colorful, tightly put together and fast-moving presentation in which Ann-Margret displays her I special guest star _ 'DOC SEVERINSEN And his Now Generation Brass · featuring Today's Children Tropicana Ttco Main Showroom* In One Hotel. SVJPERSTARTHEATRE Price of «ht Show Includes Tax and Gratuity Showtimcs at 10 pm and 1 am For Reservations Phone (702) 739-2411 talents as a seasoned singer and dancer. She's surrounded, both on and off stage, by a bunch of highly creative people. Whether she's vocalizing or concentrating on fast-paced foot work', A-M reaches new heights as a nightclub performer. As the title suggests, AM's act features highlight! of all her past headlining shows. From 'a filmed sequence shot in her Sweden to a motorcycle segment, it's all Ann-Margret. Both motion picture and still photography are incorporated into the presentation. "The Men in Ann-Margret's Life" are her dancers, one of the real assets of the show. George 'Rhodes' Superstar Orchestra" provides the music. Sharing the bill with AM as her "special guest star" is Doc Severinson of the Tonight Show fame. Doc, who has as many costume changes as Ann- M a rgret, does wonders with his magic trumpet. He also sings a few songs and," as expected, tells "what's Johnny (Carson) really like." With Doc are his "Now Generation Brass" (it has many of his television musicians) and "Today's Children" (four girls and four men who sing and dance). For this holiday season, A-M and Doc represent one of the best bets In Vegas. --ALI SAR Club Hosts Fashion Show Luncheon fashion shows for Christmas shoppers are being held Thursdays and Fridays at the Los Angeles Playboy Club in Century City. · Spokesman for the key club, Judie Horberg, said the shows which feature fashions by Boutique Al!se, would run through Friday, Dec. 21. Dinery Expands The Medallion Restaurant m Los Angeles has added private party facilities to its extensive list of attractions. T h e upstairs dining room with its private bar and lounge is available for groups of up to 1007 Its view of the fountains and the arched plaza at Ahmanson -Financial Center give it added dimension. . K e e p i n g the danger hand from getting the lead is a rather common play in bridge. It is called "avoidance." Here is an example of an avoidance play that most players would miss. Not you, of course, but maybe your partner. East-West vulnerable Dealer East North A K54 V AK J JO 0 J 4 * Q 6 5 4 West East 4 9 3 A Q J 1 0 7 6 ? 952 V 83 0 1 0 9 8 7 8 O K Q 3 4 1 0 8 2 * K J 7 South A A 8 2 V Q 7 6 4 0 A 5 2 4 A 9 3 East South West North 1A Dbl. Pass 2 A Pass 39 Pass 4? Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: 9 A In theory North's cue response of two spades to show a strong hand in response to a takeout double is correct. However, in practice it may simply be better to leap to four hearts to protect the king of spades from an opening lead attack. If you take a look at all four hands you will see that there is a slight problem .. - four losers. , One hope is that East, who is marked with the all the missing high card strength has a doubleton king of clubs in which case declarer can draw. trumps and play ace and a low club ducking in dummy. As you can see this play won't work on,- this hand. There is another. South wins the spade opening and plays a club to the queen and king- East makes his strongest return of a second spade c a p t ured. by dummy's king. Now a low club is led to the NINE. West wins the ten and tries to put his partner in with a diamond to cash the established spade. No luck. South wins the ace of d i a m onds. cashes two rounds of trumps and then the ace of clubs. When all follow, dummy is entered with a third round of trump and the losing spade discarded on the long club. All' the defense can manage is one diamond and two clubs ... but no spade. Notice that the key to the hand was to lose two club tricks but to lose the second one to West who had no more spades. The finesse of the club nine was an avoidance play. Not a bad one to remember. PETER J. ZENKER ASSIGNED TO SHEPPARD AFB Airman Peter J. Zenker, son of Mrs. George P. 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