The Argus from Fremont, California on June 22, 1969 · Page 28
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The Argus from Fremont, California · Page 28

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KQED Auction Sets Record ith $355,000 When the final gavel signalled the end of the 1969 KQED Auction early Monday morning, June 9, the earnings stood at 1355,400 -- a record. The total amount earned will not be known until late in June alter all sales have been confirmed and paid for. The total should jump another $10,000 or more. * * * AN EXTRA day, Sunday, June 8, was added to the auction at the last momennt to help pay for televising the San Francisco Board of Education meeting, Tuesday night, June 10. The eight- day Auction provides some 14 per cent of KQED's annual operating budget and provides the funds for public services such as airing the school boand meeting and the Berkeley City Council meeting. Among the thousands of items sold during the marathon Auction were dinner with the William Buckleys in New York ($1170); a 1934 Bentley rtadnei- ($6,8001; reservations for two at The American's first flight to die moon ($560); an acre of land at The Vineyard ($7,500); lunch with GOT. Reagan ($1,500); a traveling telephone in an attache case from Melabs Inc. ($1,850); a Spanish suit of armour ($1,102); and a menagerie of heifers, steers, snakes, dogs,.kittens, horses and even a ping gorrllla. Old Queen's Memoirs An aging burlesque qufen is murdered when her memoirs are completed for publication in "Tell It Like It Was . . . and You're Dead" on the NBC-TV color series "The Outsider" Wednesday, June 25, 10-11 p.m. (Chs. 3, 4, 8). Marilyn Maxwell plays the burlesque queen. ^-'- · · - « » « ' · f h ^ " 1 " MAMA CASS STARS IN HER OWN TELEVISION SPECIAL Mama Cass Finds First TV Special Hard Work Cass Elliot, who gained fame as a member of a crowd--the M a m a s a n d t h e Papas group--likes the idea of being on her own. And she likes television even more. "Records can be a bad trip," she explained while taping her ·1BC-TV special. "The audience can play your mistakes over anc over. In a television special, they see you once and you work hard to make sure they're seeing you at your best. * * * "OF COURSE, live audiences arc the greatest of all," she costuvied "You have the au- d i e n c e right there communicating with you." ABC-TV's "The Mama Cass Television Program," airing Thursday, June 26 (9-10 p.m.), is the longest time she has worked in front of a IV camera. "When the Mamas and the Papas were on TV," she recalled, "I'd just come out, do my thing and that would be if. "This," she added, "is hard work." The wilf was real, but she is pleased with her special. "It's low key. It would be pretentious for me to do a show that wasn't." * * * HER GUESTS June 26 include Buddy 'Hackett, Martin Landau and Babara'Bain. That's not really performing alone, but for someone used to working with a group, it's truly solo. And Mama Cass hedged even more--to the extent of having several of her folk-singing friends with her -- Mary Travers, Joni Mitchell and John Sebastian. "I'm gratful to them for appearing. After nine years as a member of a mob scene, I don't want to be too alone." * + * MAMA CASS opens the special show with her hit arrangement of "Dream a Little Dream of Me," then swings into "River of Life," with backup vocalists Clydie King, Carol Willis and Edna (Wright. Cass and Buddy Hackett do a comedy routine and Buddy sings his own composition, "My Daughter." Polk singer Joni Mitchell does a single of her original song, "Both Sides No." Mary Travers, appearing away from the Peter, Paul and Mary group sings the rousing "And When 1 Die." Cass Elliot then joins Joni Mitchell and Mary Travers in "I Shall Be Released." * * * THE UNLIKELY song-:ome- dy team of Cass Elliot and Buddy Hackett paired with Martin leview, Hayward, Calif. /The Algus, iJFremont-Newark, .CjJif,. Landau and 'Barbara Bain then launch into a version of "Mees- kite." Two skeletons, starring first Cass and Buddy, then Martin and Barbara follow. Young folk singer, John Sebastian, formerly of the Lovin' Spoonful, plays guitar and sings a haunting rendition of his composition, "She's a Lady." Then Cass and John sing "Darlin' Companion."

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