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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 50

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Friday, August 14, 1964
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4 1 v THE TY JO URNAL ' "AUGUST 14 - 20 Ramon Navarro Back before Movie Cameras 4. .. fii;''y HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Ramon Novarro, the flashy. r screen Jover of Hollywood's ear-. ly days, is working again at. yfetro Goldwyn Mayer studio Where he once reigned , as an International: screen idol. ' ' Ramon's career dates back more than 40 years from silent films to talkies and finally tele-vision. He played the title role in a silent version of "Ben Hur" and guest role In television's 'Boris Karloff Presents." . - - Vestiges of Ramon's popularity remain. A personal fan club remembers him in England and even, publishes a fan magazine which is mailed to Ramon. ' v Once Novarro noticed a decline in the quality of p a p e r stock on which the magazine Is printed; He sent the club a cash nation with Instructions that the book be spruced up. y r Ramon's return ' to- MGM amounts to almost professional renaissance. He completed a "combat" episode on the lot and was then signed for a three-part "Dr. Klldare" show. Four television shows in such a short Span of time Is more work than Ramon has, done in years.- He hasn't been that busy since he 'sold hit big North Hollywood apartment building thecls which featured a' first- ss McLean restaurant. - Novarro, who is more than 65 years old, no longer thinks of bis career in terms of a screen lover. He's glad, to be d o I n g character parts, Including a Chi? BiaannaiBimnimi Yukon Discovery Day GBG Radio Special Rush, back in 17 and '98 were . fabled days: Robert S e r v i c e i worked in a bank then, and Sam Magee hauled freight on Lake , Labarge, and everybody k n e w Jack London. .-H ' -- jGold was bringing people In ' -from all around. They mushed in," they walked in, they came by steamer from Seattle to Skagway, to Whitehorse, and 'finally to Dawson all of them : Seeking gold . in one way ;br' another. 'f';:,;:f " In 1897 for Instance, you could ; buy -a complete mining outfit ' axe, :- pick,- shovel. Six months' . foodstuffs,' etc.; for ; $196.75 (in Seattle). The - same ; outf it in Dawson at the time cost-$1,000. On M o n d a y, Aug. 17, at , 9 p.m., CBC radio recreates' those 'days by taking part in " the 'annual Yukon Discovery Day celebrations in Dawson City. "At this time of year there are ' ' almost 24 hours of daylight In the Yukon and" on the 17th nobody goes to bed. To'ceicbrate r the, discovery ; of gold they .put ' on a parade a great, public - spectacle that recalls the days of the gold rush, when, in three years,' more than $30 million In, ' gold was taken out of the ... ground.' '- For the program, Bill Ander-' Son and jpal Waddington talk" to many of the oldtimers, the ones who came, through the Chllcoot Pass to try. to make. their for--tunes.' , ''. ' . . One of , these, t Alfred ' Lobely, nese '. role In ATlowerb Drum : Song." , s -: ,;-., - T - "I'm just taking things as ' they come." said tbeMexican- , .born ' actor ' who - commanded - thousands ; of . -dollars for a i . ' income taxes were low. "'In the 'Klldare'" show I pla; - a rich Italian guy with a beau tiful daughter. In 'Combat' I played a French grandfa t h e r. -It's .much better playing those v roles j than this ' leading man :- stuff. As a leading man .y o u play the same old story with .different g4rI,H::-." x . ; "I'm enjoying this much more . because you don't have to worry -about what you look; like.' It's how you act that counts.". . . r Ramon made more .than 30 ;- t pictures "before retiring to,. a ranch near San Diego in 1940.: Ranch life .was not Navarro's cup of "tea, so he returned to - - Hollywood acting in the 1950s. - ' Since then,; he has worked oc-" casionally in keeping with' a leisurely pace of Hfei ' "I don't want to kill myself," - said Ramon who has pigeonholed his money over the years. t "I'm not . looking for anything or turning anything down if It's good. That's the wisest thing." Jn: between . acting . jobs.' : Ramon studies art, or he makes ' . plans to add another room onto bis new-' house. "' " uiOf retirement, he, said, "If s 1 silly, what would I do?" ' . He could always add atother room to the bouse-.- . . .who. was born sometime in the 1870s (he doesn't remember ex- ' actly), and who came to Skag- . way in '97, didn't have any tuck with gold but he started running cows down the Yukon River' between Whitehorse and Daws on '. (one of his employees was Sam Magee).' He also packed mall . and sold. lumber," and at one time had a balance of $150,000 in the bank where Robert "-Service worked:!' "'r;l n r He remembers people ' 1 1 fc e-Arlzona dharlle Meadows W h o built' the Original Theatre, and he also recalls people like Big . - Alex, - "who had hands like hamsr and in a dress suit and white ; gloves was the greatest - monstrosity I ever saw. ? ' "And then there was Scotty Taylor '" on top of - the saloon, ; ; playing bagpipes' at mid night' :. . . Yes, yes,1 we had great; times in '97 and '98." , ' C " They 'must have been' great i times, the first gold ship to land ' in ; San Francisco from 'the " . ' Yukon Gold fields; late In 1897 , had 22 passengers with $650,000 -in gold dust between them: ' Total gold value produced in the Dawson area In 1897 was' $2,500,000, compared to the peak; year 1900, when $22475.000 was - taken out of the . ground. Total -. production to the present day is well over $250 million. , , .The Yukon' Discovery : D a y program Is written by Ronald Hambleton . and produced by. Andrew Simon, a - A t - A In M : :i: . f . ! I -ft V ' ' a - Ranger Clill Blake, an ex-Calgarlan, and Carol Stockney portray their real-life roles in 'A Fire Called Jeremiah," scheduled for Sunday; Aug. 18, at 6.30 pjn. ' on CJOH, on Walt Disney Presents. . r- . ' -' -'. a f " Tape Variety ;. ; Shows in , Toronto ' -For CBC-TV ' -V As part of a continuing long-range plan, the CBC today an-' nounced that from time to time, it will tape' dry-run half - hour ; variety programs for f u t u r e i showing on the English' t e 1 e-, vision; network. . ;, The first of these programs, a . country snow, . was taped in To- . ronto's Studio 7 . recently featuring Tommer Hunter with Ot-, tawa Valley step dancers Donnie . Gilchrist and , Gilles Roy, Pat 1 Hervey, The, Rhythm Pals, Al Chemey Jim Pirie and Bert .Nlosl's orchestrar, ", , . A second program, Tapp and Co., features G o r d I e Tapp, as host and follows -an informal format with guest performers of -varied talents. ; The plan Is part , of v a CBC project ;. to develop , talent, and , the corporation hopes the more . successful - of these pro grams " may , eventually be . developed .into full-scale program series., u McHale's Fun, : The real life of the stars in : zany McHale's Navy is sometimes as hilarious as the chows , they play Monday bights on the .CTV Network. After a Pase-dena parade - Ernest Borgnine (McHale), Joe Flynn (Captain .Binghamton), Carl Ballantlne (Gruber) and ; Yosblo ... Yoda (Fuija) stumbled by mistake ,into. General,. Eisenhower's SI . mm A A FIRE CALLED JEROIIAir Ray Not As 'Favorite Martianl ;m : , V.'i .' .. By CYNTHIA LOWRY . , HOLLYWOOD (AP) Fame and popular affection, . however much desired by an actor, are not always unmixed blessings: .; Ray. Walston,. the . Broadway stage veteran ; who plays . the . , title role in CBS My. Favorite Martian,: spent last season emo-' tionally torn between the Joy of sUrrlng in a hk series and stewing . because he , was . con- vinced he was type-cast, the v ; actors' worst bugaboo.' , - .; r - "From almost the first show, 1 was certain, that, if the. series lasted - five years, every dlreo-.. tor and producer in the bus!- ; jiniitauuiiiuBiuuiiiiiiuuininwmnmninnnwi waiting ' limousine ".'.' ,f and were ejected.' - - ' A " moment later they ' were. ' .turned away from a nearby naval armories" because they ' had , forgotten , their, credentials . , . . rules- were being strictly . enforced because of a visiting VIPEisenhower. Their . fuss trying to 'get - ki brought the general . on - the ' scene. " He immediately recog--nlzed them . ' , nd Borgnine, -a , 10-year navat veteran of the . Second World War, was reunit-7 - ed with his former Command-. er-in-Chlef; ' .-; - y . v McHale's Navy continues with the CTV network this Fall for its third year, and moves to a . . Friday slot on September 18. L 4 S i i i Typed X oess would think of me merely as that guy with two pieces of - wire sticking out of his bead," "Walston said tiHi-. it- This fear has been' banished. wo days' after production' of the comedy-fantasy ' closed ' for . the season, Walston was called to replace Peter Sellers, feHed by a heart attack. In Billy Wil-der's , film comedy, Miss Me, StuzT.'VX-r'-'-''' ' ' ' "The TV series had nothing to do with It.'V Walston said. "I bad a small role in .The Apartment, and Wilder told: me then that some day he.'d have a good part for me. He remembered." Walston's bleached blonde hair (mandatory rfor the Mar-, tian role) was painted dark, permitted 'to grow, 'and! curled. .. He ' , played m - way-out music teacher who wears Beethoven sweat shhCAf;;, 'l:i-' m??jc?:j

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