The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on January 30, 1976 · 76
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 76

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Friday, January 30, 1976
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AT LAS VEGAS HILTON 5th Dimension Minus Dynamism BY DENNIS HUNT Times Staff Writer LAS VEGAS The 5th Dimension has lost its most dynamic members Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo and has replaced them with less dynamic singers Danny Beard and Marjorie Barnes. On Tuesday at the Hilton the group made its first Las Vegas appearance since the personnel change. The new members who are capable, but not very charismatic performers obviously need more time to become fully blended into the show. At the moment, they don't really compensate for the loss of Davis and McCoo. The 5th Dimension ceased being inventive and refreshing about five years ago and mostly has been mired in slickness ever since. The new members aren't likely to cause any upheavals in the group's sound or image. Before switching members, the 5th Dimension, which also includes Florence LaRue Gordon, Ron Townson and Producers Settle Dispute on 'King Kong' Remakes The race to see whether Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures or Universal Pictures would be the first to bring its remake of "King Kong" to the screen has ended in a truce, with Universal agreeing not to release its "The Legend of King Kong" until 18 months after De Laurentiis' "King Kong" is released. Both companies agreed Wednesday to withdraw legal actions filed against each other. According to Sid Sheinberg, president and chief operating officer of MCA, Universale parent company, "Universal intends to produce and release a King Kong film undei optimum production and distribution conditions subsequent to the De Laurentiis film's release." Honor Society for the Arts Elects Eight to Be Inducted NEW YORK (UPD Two writers, an architect, a composer and four painters were elected Monday to the 250-member National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Congress-chartered honor society for the arts. Harrison E. Salisbury, president of the institute, announced the new members as James T. Flexner, historian and biographer; Meyer Schapiro, art critic and historian; Charles Gwathmey, architect; Jack Beeson, composer, and Balcomb Greene, Leonid Berman, Conrad Marca-Relli and Alice Neel, painters. They will be inducted at ceremonies in New York May 19. Lamonte McLemore, used to be a merry unit that usually put on a largely entertaining show. Now, with the replacements, the show is considerably less entertaining and has turned serious. Ex-member Davis, a boisterous jokes-ter, usually kept the period between songs rather lively. But no one in the current group even tries to fill that comic void, thus robbing the breaks of their former liveliness. The group especially misses McCoo's elegant ballads, which were always the highlights of the show. Neither Gordon nor Barnes can match McCoo's spine-tingling style. McCoo's best ballad was "One Less Bell to Answer." Gordon has inherited it and has reduced it to an ordinary ballad. The orchestra was a problem. It could have rescued some of the flagging numbers but played ploddingly most of the time. The rhythm section was particularly guilty of listlessness. During the few times the singers were in peak form, as in the medley of oldies that included "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Up, Up and Away" and "Wedding Bell Blues," the orchestra seemed to be even more pepless than usual. The show, which also includes comedian Myron Cohen and the acrobatic Augustinos, continues through Feb. 9. 3 Fm.UT.-StM. m. t4im.i IFUnnMMUMMMM "THE SEVENTH SEAL" "WILD STRAWBERRIES" MUUT.4im.fEl.U4 ! FLMS IT 0FlO WtLUI "CITIZEN UNE" "MUNIFICENT 1MBERS0NS" NO, t TUfl. -ran I i nun IT HUHU. UMC 1ES VlSlTEURS DU SOUP IE JOUR SE LEVE" MM.tTUCi.FU.llll i nun IT U. DUN "YSMAUMT "MAJOR IARBARA" I I tutmvE nut oars "FLOATING WEEDS" Quill's "THE FIANCES" I II "TIC HUE UKL- MURNAITS "NOSFERATUi CABINET OF OH. CAUBARI I- " HILARIOUS SACS . . . rrs mi a pretty funny SHOW . . . LIKELY TO BE ENJOYED IV THOSE WHO UKED THE FfflST KEVIN THOMAS, t A TIMES R?TURrJ oFTHeTaLTBIPrlD MarlWirriOfle-BLacKSriOe STMTS WED. HILARIOUS FRENCH CflUHlV JACQUES MEL LINO VENTURA r run in n.. A LUMfti THEATK 1122 NO. VERMONT $S4-21SI A BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC FILM PG SPECIAL SUNDAY PROGRAM 11 AM A 1 PM "WOMAN EMERBWB" FUJI SERIES STARRING FLORMOA BOLKAN LAEMMLE THEATRE TtVTZTl 1 11523 Santa Monica 4T7-S5B1 Everyone is after George Segalfc bird because "The Black BM-tfis a Sight, spiffy spoof- fast and amusing. It has tho kind of verve that touches the hearts of those touched by MM Brooks and Woody Allen." -Charles Champlln, L.A. TIMES "For a fun picture, watch the birdie." -Gene Shallt, NBC-TV TLOS 3n5Clf( Cimc Fri, Jan. 30, 1976 Pt IV 15 B 11 a COLUMBIA PICTURES Presentation a RASTAR PICTURE PGl ACADEMY MEMBERS AND THEIR BIRDS ADMITTED ANYTIME NC PLAYING BEVERLY HILLS Fine Arts 652-1330 LONG BEACH Lakewood Canter 3, 531-9580 MARINA DEL REY U.A. Cinema 2, 822-2980 PASADENA Hasting Ranch 351-9641 SHERMAN OAKS La Reina 788-8311 WESTMINSTER U.A. Twin B. 714893-1305 COSTA MESA Harbor Cinema 1, 714646-0573 EAGLE ROCK Eagle Rock Plaza 2, 254-9101 HERMOSA BEACH Cove 1, 379-2466 HOLLYWOOD Star 467-2871 WEST LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES Gordon 934-2944 PANORAMA CITY Americana 5. 893-6441 SANTA MONICA Brentwood 829-3366 TARZANA Theee Movies 1, 996-1300 TEMPLE CITY Temple 286-3179 Westland Twin 2, 474-9589 -rl -rl The Man Who Would Be King has a headlong story, head crunching action, good acting, intelligent and witty dialogue, a mindwiping exotic setting, and craftily directed by John Huston... a prince among picturesr GENESHALIT, TODAY SHOW, NBC . "A mellow, brassy. vigorous movie, rich in adventure and of the year's ten best JAY COCKS, TIME MAGAZINE The Man Who Would Be King has the exotic grandeur, the teeming popula- SLT, JfeCStag 'John Hustons imperialist fantasy The Man Who Would Be King is an excellent film among the three or four best of the director s thirty-three pictures. Hollywood reporter TODAY'LUCKY LADY" MOVES TO CENTURY CITY tions of extras, the muscular dash, the larger than life romantic bravura and the creative style which are, you might well say, the Hollywood legacy." CHARLES CHAMPLLN, LA. TIMES "The Man Who Would Be King manages to be great fun in itself while being most faithful toKipling..r VINCENT CANBY, N.Y. TIMES , 9 The Man Who Would Be King delivers a rousing wallop of screen has excitement, danger, pageantry, and terrific cast to make these elements worlc CANDICE RUSSELL, MIAMI HERALD AN ALLIED ARTISTS RELEASE oioiMBai ibbee gRiMw ganger gnM8 NO PASSES ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT VILLAGE Westwood 478-0576 VOGUE Hollywood 462-6621 DAILY: 12:30 2:55 5:20 7:50 & 10:15 PM Hollywood Blvd. Near Highland Also 'CRUNCH BIRD II' DAILY: 12 JO 2:55 520 7:50 & 10:15 PM CANOGA PARK Drive-in Canoga Park 346-6211 CINEMA-WEST Westminster 892-4493 HARBOR Costa Mesa 646-0573 ACADEMY MEMBERS: YOUR CARD WILL ADMIT YOU AND A GUEST TO ANY PERFORMANCE EE no nsau acctmo roa una okaoukht Century CHy JSSffXiL, CENTURY PLAZA EGYPTIAN KJkean timet rlaJhr I'M HtetjWtif MM. Ht. I SaL-Saa.1:4tSSl-4M1 ltailUilJ:(IO-IM1H PrtMnted in 70mm 6-Track Stereo Sound LINCOLN DRIVE-IN BuenaParfc m tm lCADET WIMtM TOU CAD 111 OMIT YOU AMO A GUEST TO AMY FERFORMAHCEl a film by ZUr STANLEY KyBRICK "BEST PICTURE" AND "BEST DIRECTOR" NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW "MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENT. SUMPTUOUS. LUSH, GORGEOUS. THRILLING. HAUNTING. ..TRANSPORTING THE VIEWER INTO A WORLD OF LONG AGO, AND CREATING THE KIND OF MAGIC FEW MOVIES ACCOMPLISH AND FEW DIRECTORS ATTEMPT IN A LIFETIME." -Rex Reed, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST "ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY DAZZLING WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF FILM... STUNNINGLY CINEMATIC... IT RAVISHES THE EYE AND ENTHRALLS THE EAR... A BREATHTAKING AND MYSTERIOUS ACHIEVEMENT." David Sterritt, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR TAN tyiHEAL.. 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