Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1973 · 83
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Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois · 83

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Monday, December 10, 1973
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Chicago Tribune, Monday, December 10, 1973 Section 3 11 TV highlights . :M J. ni.-2-CBS Spe ial IRI. "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Boris Karloff narrates this animated holiday special based on the book by Dr. Seuss about how the Grinch tried to steal Christmas fm the residents of Wiio- 7:00 p. m, 5 Lotsa Luck. When Stan pops the question to his new love, she decides to see if they are compatible before rushing into anything. 7:30 p. m. 2 CBS Special fR. "Frosty the Snowman," an animated special about the h a p p y-go-lucky snowman in Jack Rollins' song. :00 p. m. 2 CBS Special. "Perry Como Winter Show. Sally Struthers, Burns and Schreiber, and The Establishment join Perry in musical-variety salute to winter. 9:00 p. m. 2 Mecial Center. Kay Medford guest stars as a critically ill derelict who dreads her forthcoming reunion with her estranged daughter. 9:30 p. m 11 Chicago Round Table. D. J. R. Bruckner of the University of Chicago, is host for a discussion on tTie following topics: "What is happening to prices and wages?," '-'What is the effectiveness of controls?," "Do we w;nt b cure inflation?," Is there a cure for inflatiDn?," and "Wl-at should the government be doing about the ef-f e c t of inflation on individuals?" '"H MGM opens a truly Grand Hotel V! t Bar -T iliiiii inii iiiiii mil in ii iinmiii,-iv. Sally Struthers in a musical sketch on the Perry Como Winter Show, th CBS Special tonight at 8 on channel 2. Las Vegas TOUCH OF CLASS: Leo the Lion roared in with a touch of old-time class and a new star was born across the Las Vegas skyline. Its name: the MGM Grand Hotel, truly a superstar that lives up to its name and surely Metro Goldwyn Meyer's most spectacular achievement. That late great Rajah of Hollywood, Louis B. Mayer, who was a sentimentalist at heart, who loved mothers and horses and was known to weep at the birth of a foal, probably would have wept buckets at the fabulous unfurling of the $106 million MGM Grand, which is as much a monument to Mayer and Hollywood's golden era as it is the world's- largest and most beautiful eyeboggling gambling resort hotel. This one simply has to be seen to be believed. Even in the be jeweled setting of Vegas I some lights are dimmed but it still sparkles, the MGM Grand Hotel outshines all the others, blending the best of both worlds, Las Vegas and Hollywood. Its casino is larger than a football field and its 1.000 slot machines are all adorned with a bright golden lion, the MGM trademark. The chandeliers 00 of them! are the biggest you'll ever see, and magnificent. And the Jai Alai Fronton tit seats 2,200 for the world's fastest game with parimutuel betting is fantastic. It's sure to be a big tourist draw for the hotel, as is its enormous Grand Ballroom seats 5.0001 for conventions. The MGM Grand has already booked more than $40 million in conventions for 1974. Personally I would prefer that MGM still be in the business of making movies in Hollywood, but c'est la vie and tempus fugit and since Kirk Kerkorian has opted for Vegas type entertainment on a grand scale, K K and Co. are to be congratulated for doing it with class, good taste, and a lovely whiff of nostalgia from filmdow's golden era such as a gallery of photos of the great MGM stars, an imprinted gold star on each of its 2,100 rooms land the rooms are gorgeous, a sweet shop with yesteryear's penny candies and an ice cream factory, and a movie house where you can still see those great old MGM movies. ' SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS. ... To the Grand's President Al Benedict and Executive Vice President Bernie Rothkopf and staff for making their premiere night the smoothest hotel opening in my experience. Food and service were excellent. Not only were telephones, elevators, room service, and plumbing mostly all in working order, but more important, guest were treated courteously. There was a minimum of confusion proving that those usually predictable Norma Lee T "J. Browning L-llJ opening night hotel hassles aren't necessarily inevitable. Maybe somebody should take lessons. . . . SPEAKING OF THAT: Every hotel opening is entitled to one mistake, and Dean Martin was it at the MGM Grand. He needs a lesson or two on how to treat an audience. Overheard in the ladies' room: "I waited in line two hours and spent $51 just to hear a second rate singer get up there and tell dirty jokes." They were old ones, too, lady. He's been telling those same x-rated jokes for years. As one old-timer who has heard them each year said, "It's criminal with the money he's making $225,000 per week to come in there without new material. He owes it to the hotel let alone his public, to put a little effort into his act." Overheard in a taxi: "He was almost as bad as the stock-market." His performance or lack of it was the talk of the strip later. He appeared lazier than usual, often forgetting his lines, getting his cues from Ken Lane, his pianist, with his back to the audience. "It was an insult. I got tired looking at his fanny," said one lady. Sorry about that, Mr. Wonderful ... In case you hadn't heard that's the song Dino ends with singing to himself: AM frequencies WIND WMAQ WWGN WBBM WAfT WIVS WIS W.JPC WCFL WIMII WMBI WJJO WJ08 WCHW wsac WE DC WWCA 560 670 730 780 620 8W 890 960 1000 1080 1110 1160 1230 1240 1240 1240 1270 WMfiO WTAQ WEAW WJCH WLTH WNUS WHMN WEEF WVON WMPP WGS8 WOPA WAKE WJRC WBEE WFVR WLTO WCGO 12W) 1300 1330 1340 1370 1390 1410 1430 14S0 1470 1480 1490 1500 1510 1570 1580 1590 1600 FM frequencies WNTH WHPK WMTH WRSE WONC WNUR l VBEZ WVCA WWMM WXRT WAJP WLAK WOAI WtJHF WKKO WBPM WJOL 88 1 883 885 88 7 69 1 893 90 1 91 5 923 927 93 1 93 5 93 9 947 955 969 963 967 WNIB WSDM WFMT WEFM WFA1F WMAQ WCLH WTAS wgld wwx WFYR WFLM WJJO WOO WXFW WLNR WYEN WNUS WAUR B7.1 979 987 995 1003 101 1 102 1023 1027 103 1 103 5 1039 104 3 105 106 1063 1067 107.5 107.9 Our fww n 3 uemoii! 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