Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 3, 1972 · Page 57
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 57

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WOAV4V AEC CBS WS1S-TY NIC CHA«I(SION WCHS-TV CBS tlutririo WHIS-IY NSC WBOY-TV CBS-NBC HUNTINGION WSAZ-JV a Y/D B-IV I HUN1IN010 I WHIN-7V OfANOVIEW WSWMV M! I HUNTINQ7ON WMUt-TV Bill Cosbfs "Fat Albert'' mil premiere at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 9 on CBS-TV. Zero Mostel to star in 'Marco' By John Roderick TOKYO W-Dressed in what looks like a Chinese nightgown, his eyes bulging, his mustaches quivering, Kublal Khan cries, "Another dance!" and drags Marco . Polo onto the banquet hall floor. Then, while the nubile young ladies of his court wiggle their midriffs, Kublal glides past with nods, becks, wreathed smiles, and the silver nails of his little fingers raised Imperiously in midair. It Is a scene from a new musical film called "Marco," detailing the adventures of the young Marco Polo at the 13th century court of the great Chinese ruler. Desl Arnaz, Jr. plays the role of Marco. The great Khan is Zero Mostel. For, whatever else it may be, "Marco" probably will be remembered for a long time to come because of what Zero has done to Kublal. The scene with the court dancers alone should be worth the price of admission. The film is directed by Seymour Robbie and produced by Arthur Rankin Jr., and Jules Bass for "Tomorrow Entertainment," a subsidiary of the General Electric Co. Most of it was shot in the studios of the big Japanese Toho film company here. For a while Zero had high hopes of following President Nixon to the Great Wall of China, for one of the scenes. But when Peking, perhaps forewarned, Ignored his request for an invitation, he settled for an ersatz wall on Oshima Island off Kamakura, south of Tokyo. Choice of the island was Ironic. Kamakura was the seat of Japan's 13th century military government which repulsed two Invasions by Kublai Khan's forces. It rained during the shooting on the island, the actors got cinders in their eyes from a nearby active volcano, and the hotel was a disaster. "I think Oshima defeated Kublai," said Zero, rolling his eyes. "That hotel did It. They fed him p : - .les and rice three times a day and old seaweed." And what about China today? Sitting heavily on a folding chair, and fighting the heat with an icebag on his head and an electric fan at his side, Zero snorted. "China," he said. "It's pretty remarkable that it exists at all, since it hasn't for so many years in the minds of American politicians. They never knew what they were not recognizing. "It was something that wasn't. Now, out of the mist it has emerged. And we have found that the Chinese eat and b r e a t h e." He paused, and added sagely, "and do the laundry." What did he know about China? "I've been in many Chinatowns," he said. "And a lot of laundries. I guess I've lost about 40 shirts in them." Zero has his serious side, but he keeps it hidden. He began as a painter and keeps it up. During his spare time here he visited the museums. His interest in China Is genuine. He was a close friend of the late Edgar Snow, who wrote "Red Star Over China" and was a friend of Mao Tse-tung. After a start as a night club comedian, Zero went on Broadway then had a run of pictures in Hollywood. There was a period of closed doors during the McCarthy era because he had once entertained at left-wing clubs. His comeback has been brilliant--three Tonys for starring in lonesco's "Rhinoceros," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," and "Fiddler on the Roof." What is his favorite role? "None," he said. "I prefer Idleness." BRANHAM-KINDER.Inc. 1000 Charles Avt., Ounbar, W.Va. Brodv C. 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