The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 17, 1961 · Page 60
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11 JUNE 17 - 23, 1961 THE TV JOURNAL Holiday Lodac Series .Makes Debut Tuesday 1 Holiday Lode, the first filmed TV series for comedians Johnny Wayne and Frank .Shuster, starts Tuesday at 9 on the CBC-TV network. ' To the comedians, this rep-iresents the culmination of more than 20 years of hard work as a team. Canadian audiences have witnessed the growth of the specialized W. and S. brand of humor from the ' time when, as 14-year-olds, they put on a show for their Boy . Scout troop in Toronto, through their radio show days which started with hints for housewives, to the polished one-hour specials they have-been doing for the past seven years on CBC-TV. Now, with Holiday Lodge, American audiences will be able to join in the fun. Though Wayne and Shuster are no strangers to Americans over the past three years they have appeared more than 30 times on the Ed Sullivan show this will mark their first regular show on American TV. With Holiday Lodge, audiences will probably notice a slight change in the Wayne and Shuster himuv' TK will .1 be their first situation comedy ' . series, and -though they select-i ed it because it presented an i opportunity for their brand of i satire, this will be the first time they are not writing their own material. I The comedians have been ' offered TV series since their ' first appearance on American television. All were turned down until they saw the script for Holiday Lodge. "We just couldn't , see how literate slapstick comedians, as -we like to describe ourselves, could fit into a situa-, lion comedy." they say. "In ; Holiday Lodge we can see possibilities for satire, and we're working them in." . They feel it's totally impossible for them to write the Holiday Lodge scripts. "Let's say we're re-writing them - says Shuster. "and ' I even that's a change for us." i The format of Holiday ! Lodge, as conceived by writers , I Hal Goodman' and Larrv Klein has Wayne and Shuster as recreation " directors at a swank lodge; at mythical Lake Holiday. California. Playing the hotel's' receptionist and ari.la.ijHf:,. irmx -;rrvm The pilot film of a proposed half hour series starring comedian Alan King will get an airing en the CBS network Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. (EDT). Oddly enough, this one-shot will be sponsored - The show presents King as husband, father and suburbanite rather than as a show business personality. Monologues about his home life have been a staple in Kings ' night club routines. SFrRE $2-50 ANYWHERE IN OTTAWA Wart 6wrelet WtrrMti FREE ESTIMATES COMMERCIAL TELEVISION I7 .Bank Street , CE2-C34 Wayne's girl friend is curvaceous Maureen Arthur. The rest of the cast will change every week as new "visitors" arrive at the hotel. Maureen Anhur has been the feminine foil on , TV shows with some of the top comics in show business, among them Garry Moore, Ernie Kovacs and Steve Allen. The changeover from live to filmed TV is described by Wayne and Shuster as almost . frightening. "We have to change our gestures and our mannerisms. For that matter, we're even . changing our personalities to a degree," says Shuster. The two hope Holiday Lodge will be a smash success, but they don't plan to cut their throats if it isn't. "There are too many people involved in a TV show for us to state categorically that we're going to have the best show on the air."" Wayne says. "We have great faith rn Seymour Bems, our director. By the same token, we have to have great faith in the film cutters, and. the wardrobe people, and the makeup men. They all know what they're doing-. Sometimes we're not sure. Purple Took Him Out of Red Into the Black i A penchant for purple is pay- ' mg off for Sheb Wooley. who penned the popular "Purple People Eater" song and more recently "Skin Tight, Pin Striped. Purple Pedal Pushers." - Wooley, who doubles in talent as trail scout Pete Nolan , in the "Rawhide" series admits ' that "purple is a color which Inspires me. ' "It also has taken me out of the red and put me in the black." he adds. - The act or-cbm poser reports that he wrote both songs while on the "Rawhide" act. He has ' composed other songs under the same conditions, he says. - "Call it a penchant for purple," he comments, "but . purple seems to be my peg for a song. "Of course, -I'm not the only person who has found inspiration in the color," be adds. "Paul Francis Webster wrote Purple Cow," and the great Peter De Rose wrote 'Deep Purple. I haven't got a- patent cn the color.' Are there 'any other purple' tunes in the offing? "After ('Skin Tight. Pin . Striped. Purple Pedal Pushers'." Wooley asks, "what else could there be?" HEADACHES? NERVOUSNESS? . Have yoa tried Chiropractic See Your CHIROPRACTOR Burt Lancaster Want to By JAMES BACON : ' HOLLYWOOD (AP) Burt Lancaster, who once thought acting was for sissies, sits ito i the Hollywood heap today - ' rich, - famous, winner . of j a i Academy Award. ( - But Lancaster, a rugged mat - .erirk in a town where mat follow the herd, is stillj an enigma to many in Hollywood. And the 47-year-old . 4fl?r couldn't care less. j j I it might- seem the logical successor to Gable and Cooper but doesn't want to be. I ("Coop and Gable are 1 greatest heroes the screen has ever known," explains Butt, "so great that they were bigger than life. ' I II r'Me? I'm a realist. All I ask of a script is that it be true to life." I ,' ; M; (That tips off Burt's vefsatil ity of character on the screen an alcoholic in "Come ack. Little Sheba;" an evil columnist in "Sweet Smell of Succesf;" the lout of "The Rose Tattcio" and the phony revivalist of "Elmer Gantry." I : . I : - That last-role wop the sfx- foot-two actor his first Oscjar. He had come close once befbrc in 1954 with his performance) in' "From Here to Eternity," which ' the New York film ; critics called the best that year, j j TWO FAVORITES j 'j.j ! Those two pictures are his favorites of the 33 he has made since hitting stardom in Err est Hemingway's "The Killers" in 1946, his first picture. I met Lancaster before that was released. The late Mark Hellinger introduced us in Chicago. Hellinger, who shared Burt's contract with Hal Wallis, produced. "The Killers" land predktedi Lancaster would! become oneof the screen's greats. My reaction waa a suggestion that he would luv to shorten his name. He; called himself Burton Lancaster then. "There's only so much rjoom on a theatre marquee." I Laid. , "How can they get I; Burton Lancaster and the title of the ' picture on there together? "MUSIC'S MOSfT GLORIOUS i oicf i r-i-4-J i..-t Sni , I S3 SJJS-t ! IU7I Wellinelon Street I rtiix In Oiu I f REWIRE jj I U FOR SAFETY U ADDED POWER 71 aa sasssr -aaastssasssssssssrAssss. ksxstAaaaaA Succeed "Get a name like Tom Mix or Bob Hope," Hellinger took the suggestion seriously. Through the years Lancaster ' never leu me forget. After the recent Oscar awards, he greeted me in , mock-seriousness: "What do you thirrkH. Should I change my name?" VERSATILE STAR Lancaster's current projects give an insight into his ver-satiliiy. In "The Birdman of ' Alcatraz," he practically does ; a. one-man "movie portraying Convict Robert Stroud who has spent most of the lasi 51 years in solitary confinement with birds his only companions. Burt is emotionally involved, with Stroud's case because the ' self-taught lifer - has become one of the world's foremost authorities on bird diseases. He interrupted filming that one to portray a Nazi 'war - criminal in "Judgment 'at Nuernberg." I ' An then there's "The Young Savages," a hard-hitting movie about the venile gang wan in New York's East Harlem. For Burt, the location filming was a homecoming. , He was' born in a New 1 York shim. ' ' "I'm luckier than most' actors," Lancaster - says. "I-didn't come to Hollywood, sin-til I was' 32. You might say . my abnormal days were over Carpet Sales 1 iiw inji tmtl , "tin n laH'msni m n I 100 all wool carpeting by Brintow-Peterboro, Harding, j DuPoortere and Broadloona Imports of Canada New I00t nylost by "Dm font" Synthetic carpets Including "Trilan" and "Cotoray" Special church carpeting Many colours, to choose from - ' . fitesWBrfea? We invite you to drop discuss your carpet requirements T under absolutely no obligation. ' SfiCsJ . 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