Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 1, 1973 · Page 27
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 27

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 1, 1973
Page 27
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Earl Wilson Skelton an eccentric painter NEW YORK - As Red Skelton tells it, he was in a Chicago art museum one day, just browsing, when he saw some wild scribblings in color that he could hardly believe. He asked a guide, "What the hell is that?" "Five thousand wouldn't buy that painting," sniffed the guide. "And I'm one of the 5,000," said Red. But that painting inspired Red to become a painter. "I figured I could paint as bad as that guy," i he said the other day at Toots Shor's while discussing his painting "The · Clown" for which Frank- lin Mint paid him $11,000. "I knock out about one painting a night," he told us. Painting, song-writing and one-man shows keep him almost as busy as he was all those years on TV. He is slightly eccentric in his artistic tastes. For example, he has painted over 3,000 pictures of ducks, including lame ducks, sitting ducks, a cold duck, a lucky duck, a funny duck, and duck soup. He's working on painting a he-forgot-to- duck, which, is a duck with a short memory. "How do you know when your painting is finished?" I asked Red. Produced by: COLONY CONCERTS 4 GROUP-E Including "THE AIRS ABOVE THE GROUND" The WONDERFUL WORLD of HORSES nouoir mums THE WOULD FAMOUS Ro^al bipizzai? Stallion Show SEE ... THE LOVELY LEAPING LIPlZZANER HORSES AS MADE FAMOUS BY WALT DISNEY'S . . . "MIRACLE OF THE WHITE STALLIONS" SEE THEIR WORLD FAMOUS MANEUVERS AND FABULOUS HORSE BALLET! ALSO SEE A SALUTE TO THE EXCITING "When somebody comes in and doesn't say, 'What the hell is that?'" RED LOVES the world of art though he's found some phonies in it. One art lover said to Red, "You're painting better than ever." Red told him, "Thanks, that's the third painting I ever did." Red keeps his big collection of Skeltons as well as some works of truly important painters at his big home in Palm Springs. "Did you see the cars out in front?" he asks people who've passed his home. He has seven Rolls-Royces, two Mercedes and two jeeps in his own carport. "I got one Rolls for every day in the week," he said. "Most people trade their cars in every year. I just keep mine." Red and his wife, "Little Red," split and he says he sold his home in Bel-Air. "It had 27 rooms. Roy Wilkins to receive award AUSTIN, Tex. Iff! - The Zale Award of $25,000 will be presented to Roy Wilkins, executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, for his work in civil rights. "The announcement was made Saturday by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and Dr. William McGill, president of Columbia University, co-chairman of the Zale Award committee. One room had its own room. I planned to have a vacation in the living room -- I'd never been there. Although Red's been through several managers and vice versa, he says, "I own a post office in Corpus Christi, Texas .. . it's a $3Vz million building that the government rents from me. I have seven lawyers working for me. What do they all do? Anybody they can!" RED IS STILL the greatest table conversationalist in show business. He doesn't drink. Once he came into Toots's saloon staggering. Toots decided something tragic had sent Red on a binge. "Are you drunk?" Toots asked him. "Not at all," said Red, straightening up. "But I didn't want to give your joint a bad name." Red is not only a compulsive but an impulsive painter. "If I don't like a painting, I throw it in the garbage," he says. "One day a guy came to me and asked, "Will you sign these?" I said, "These are my paintings. Where did you get them?" The guy says, 'Bought 'em for a bargain price from your garbage man.'" TODAY'S BEST LAUGH: James Bricoe, a 3-foot-8-inch clown with the Ringling Bros, circus, joked about his marriage to a 5-foot-irich showgirl: "After the ceremony the guests threw rice - long- grain for the bride, Lw« Beach, Calil., Sun., July 1, It73 INDEPENDENT, PRESS-TEIEGRAM-B-5 'Museum of Erotic Art 7 struggling to survive RED SKELTON Everything's ducky minute · rice groom." for the WISH I'D SAID THAT: An accountant is a guy who can look at a girl measuring 36-23-36 and say, "She adds up to 95." R E M E M B E R E D QUOTE: It's an old Chinese proverb: "To be happy, memorize some- 'thing good each day, see something beautiful each day, do something helpful each day." EARL'S PEARL'S: Busy housewives find that the ready-to-eat foods are cert.ainiv a help in their ready-to-eat families. Phil Foster told of the friend whose doctor gave him six months to live. And when the guy didn't pay his bill, the doctor gave him another six months. That's earl, brother. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- In spite of an enthusiastic opening in March, the world's first "Museum of Erotic Art" is still working to take its place alongside Fisherman's Wharf and the cable cars as a must-see attraction for San Francisco visitors. The museum, just off Union Square, features about 2,000 pieces of erotic art collected by Drs. Eberhard and Phyllis Kronhausen, widely known psychologists and authors. Phyllis Lyon, associate director of the National Sex Forum, which now owns the collection, says the museum is not yet covering its total expenses, which she says are very high because of the downtown location and need for tight security to protect the exhibits. "tut attendance has been rising all the time," she said. The entrance fee is $2.50, and no one under 18 is allowed. THE COLLECTION includes paintings, sculptures, etchings and prints from all around the world. Famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and George Grosz, are represented, along with unknowns. The Kronhausens, authors of "Pornography and the Law" and other books, have exhibited the collection in Sweden and Denmark, but it was oily this spring that it got a permanent home in San Francisco. "We feel that the enjoyment of erotic art has been far too long the exclusive privilege of the wealthy classes, as has sexual freedom in general," say the Kronhausens. "It is high time that we, as individuals and as a society, extend these privileges to the average citizen regardless of class, educational background or economic status." "We view the museum as an educational tool rather than a collection of art," says associate director Lyon. "About 95 per cent of the people who come in find it worthwhile." So far the museum's concern has been only with attendance. There has been no official interfere n c e b y a u t h o r FRUUIY 6 thru SUN. JULY 8 fit 1:00 fit, Sit 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM Kids 12 ( under VSprlct SUN 2:00 PM only For Information Call 673-1300 Add 25c (or Munic. T». AT THE/MODUS 'MpM F0R13M 'JfeS . WON. JULY 9 thru TUES. JULY 10 Mtm 1:00 PM, Tuts 8:00 PM Kid: 12 1 undtr Vi prl» both shows « thi ' LONG BEACH ARENA r«l..llllY13thniSUN.JULY15 Fli t:30 PM, Sit 2:30 S1:30 Pin, Sun 2:30 t 6:30 PM Kids 12 t under Vi price SAT 2:30 i SUN 6:30 PM ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER tu stirs nsenvEo.- $4· »i · H In olllee Now Opin:-Forum, loni Btach Areni, Anihilm Com. Cinter, Mcllic Sterto (637 So. Hill) S Liberty I Mnlujl Outltls 1 Tickitron In ill Sort, Miy Co., BroiUmy't Wlrdl Stores FIREWORKS CRUISE OFF LONG BEACH · WED., JULY 4 Board at 7:15 P.M., depart at 7:45 P.M. Enjoy a ihort crulK, then s« the luly 4 fireworks from the water. Perfect family outing aboard our 500-pauenger Long Beach Prince Adults $2.50; Children under 5 Free For detail! and reservations. Call LONG BEACH/CATALINA CRUISES 435-6616 INTERNATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY "STORY THEATRE" California State University Long Beach, 6101 E. 7th St. FINAL PERFORMANCES TODAY JULY 1 - 2:30 8, 8:00 P.M. Call 213--498-4S40 for Reservations Check Mnwiiit md tho Rhythm Ranch Boys WESTERN DANCING AT ITS BEST WED., JULY 4 - 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. LAFAYETTE MOTEL 140 Linden Ave. Long Beach Gene "Tlser" Arnold Business Manager 447-9473 Admission ****** * $ Vicki Lawrence Bobby Russell Today thru Friday Shorn: Sun and Fri -- 6:30, 8:30 a 10:10 p.m. Mon thru Thurj -- 8:00 » 10:30 p.m. * Coming Attractions * £ July 7-- Freddy Weller "H July 8 thru 14 -- The Everly Brothers KNOT! S BERRY FARM Open 8 ».m. to midnight daily Buem Park, CA (714) 827-1776 Long Beach Fire Fighters Present,,, mt m w mm m® «SK? *mmp JULY4t SPECTACULAR JULY 4th AT THE * LONG BEACH VETS STADIUM * Gates Open at 6 P.M GIGANTIC FIREWORKS FEATURING THE POLACK BROS: CIRCUS WITH GRAND MARSHAL GAL WORTHINGTON AND HIS DOG SPOT tt* This page sponsored as a public service by Foster 8. Kleiser -- a Metromedia Company * * * * * ;; ;_ ^ * *

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