Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 13, 1976 · Page 26
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June 13, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 26

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10B --Juni- IS. 1976 Sunday Caselte-Mail Cnarles'V Othenvise -- Use Want Ads. Dial 3484848 A Hollywood, the Tarnished Tinseltown By Tom Kesperman We all have at least two towns. There's the genuine, down-to-earth old home town, back in Minnesota or Alabama or wherever Then we all have Hollywood. \Ve have our own private relationship with Hollywood. It's the town of our dreams, of imagined glamor and success, and fantasies acted out in a blend of color, with violins in the background. Trouble is. our Hollywood is such a seedy place. If you think your old home town is getting seedy, you haven't seen seedy until you've seen Hollywood. It's not a town, actually. It's a neighborhood, where it all started in the one-reel days, a symbol without clear boundary lines. Hollywood Boulevard is any timeworn street in any city, stores, burger shops and some tired little joints catering to the lonely. People come from Kentucky, New Jersey, look down the street and say: Is this all there is? The place is a busted dream. 1 went to see a man who frets over it all the time. He's John Samuelson. He's in a suite of stylish offices just north of Hollywood Boulevard, looking down on the seedy. Everybody calls him Chief, a handle he picked up in a 20-year Navy hitch. Chief has two towns, too. There's his home town. Denver. Then, post- .N'avy, there's this Hollywood. He went into public relations. He had thin times, but he's done well. He handles image-making for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. "I charge 'em a token." he says. "I'd do it for nothing, but when you do something for nothing, people don't listen. So I charge a token." He can't sit long. He puffs a pipe, sips a diet drink, walks back and forth across the office. He talks of the plans they discuss: Doing Hollywood over. Restoring. Prettving-up. Putting in little parks. New fronts on buildings. Maybe one block would be colonial, another Victorian, another ancient Greece. It'd be the biggest set-designing job in show biz history. Finally it would all be so. you know. Hollywocdish. But, of course, there's no money. At the moment there are only architects' sketches and committee dreams. "There's money somewhere." Chief says. "We've got to find it. Got to get going on this thing." He could be talking about a dying town in Iowa. But what he's talking is irony: A dingy realism has settled in on the capital of our lavender fantasies. Two Day Workshop Women In Management Enhar.ce Interpersonal Skills Improve //anagerrent Skills (decision ^okina Dea; with P'ob!ft~s Unique to V-'crr.er, in A'ar-age-ren' Ccidjc'ed by: Dr. Johnnie Miles, Professor ot VPI Dr. Mithael Crump, Coordinator of Management Training Program At VPI Friday June 25 -- Saturday June 26, 1976 8:30 A.M. -- 4:30 P.M. Faculty Lounge, Wilson Student Union Bldg. W.Va. State College Institute, W.Va. 25112 for Information -- Contact -- Peggy Clendenin Office of Continuing Education 766-3251 or 766-3654 Fesperman Daily .Mail Publisher To Head Research Panel The .4tiotialeil I'reit Lyell B. Clay, publisher of the Charleston Daily Mail, has been named chairman of a research committee formed by the American Newspaper Publishers Assn. Clay will direct the technical affairs coordinating committee, which will oversee ANPA research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Research Institute of Easton, Pa. HAVE WE COrACIFT FOR DAD! KNIT SLACKS They're called Comfort-Plus because of the balanced fit and tailoring that provides the ultimate in wearing comfort and good looks. He will appreciate Haggar for Father's Day. Choose solid colors of tan, brown, grey, black, navy or olive in 100% E n c r o n " polyester. Handsome plaids of Trevira" polyester in blues, browns, or greens. Men's waist sizes 30 to 42, inseam lengths 30 to 34. Solids, Plaids, Other Haggar slacks sizes 29 to 48, S 12to s 20 FREE FATHER'S DAY OPEN MON. FRI. NIGHTS 'TIL 9 P. M. 108-110 CAPITOL STREET Also in III; Beckley and Logan ·y WHITES BY JARMAN. It may be white, but Jarman calls it the "Blue Chipper" because it's of the highest quality. White patent leather in s i z e s 9 t o l l B , 7 t o ! 2 D $ 32 Size 13 $34.00 Sliver Brand Clothes PARK Phil's Lots. 108-110 CAPITOL STREET Also in Beckley and Logan FREE -- 2 MRS with your purchase at Lots, Coleman's and Federal Square FRYER PARTS ,.. Quarters FRYER L8. 19 GRADE"A"LARGE ' DOZEN CALIFORNIA LONG WHITE ICE CRiAffl KEY MARKET um_ici in. .tra, I. li BUFFALO KEY MARKET HARRY FflRD'i:' ; 6REBORY^ KEY MARKET KEY MARKET Rand,*. Va. I ChatlBfdn,'I. Va- SAHLEY'S I SHELTOH'S- KEYlM.I KEYHARKEJ IJOTUHET KEYJARKET SMI -UiplWkU l» I KM UwfnrMo In I ·. _ _ Kartwa Ctj, W.Ya.lS. Charleston, IJd PRICES GOOD'THROUGH SUHDAY-MONDAY-TUESOflY WE HONOR USDA FOOD STAMPS ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO STOCK AND DELIVERY win KEY MARKET - tACY'S , KEY MARKET Charleston, W. Va. SHOPYOUR ··"/-' LO'CAL I QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED

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