Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 115
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 115

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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Question Box Q.-- I am interested in a career in TV commercials, that is, producing and directing them. I know (here are such jobs, but how would I go about getting information as to the steps I should take to enter the field? Please give me an answer in your col- nmn. I'm a green kid, but very eager to learn.--M. C., Philadelphia, Pa. A.--There are many ad agencies, which produce the bulk of the TV commercials you see on TV. There are many talented people involved in making commercials. The best thing to do is get a list of the various ad agencies and write to them directly for information. J some book some movie L Complaint FANAVISON® TECHNICaOR® FROM WARNEP BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMRANY c^^ SOUTH TtbCliATWEEK! OFEN7:30-SHOWS NAT. SUN 1:30-5 'CINEMA 21 OPEN 7:30 SltWIPJ. ·»T. $11.1:30-5 fll RAN THEME "A COCKEYED I MASTERPIECE!' -- Joseph Mnrgtrifttrn. Newsivtrd MASTM IIJONALD SUTHERLAND ELLIOTT GOULD I Tiddler n the screen Hither M«II7:15 MTTONMS MAT. SUN. 2:15 tfiiimn -ttxin ouvui » u GPi C.SCOH - j OF THE Tickets Auilable at ttc's Tape Exchange Scars Pepperland Dynamic Entertainment (CloumbusOhio) K ing's Driu.Inn Sun., Sept. 10,1972 7:30 p.m. Memorial Field House $3.50 $4.50 $5.50 «l» t»tiin|: MUKTH ClOWt niKltt Tickets Available at Ashland Record Shop Scarborough Fair Midtonn Drive-Inn Roguers Gallery ». U. Student Union HELD OVER SEE AT 1:15 3:20 5:30 7:40 9:50 Scene from "Group Marriage," note showing at the Kearse. ROBINSON THEATER I Formerly Cutter Theatre}' 305 W. Woih. St. Ph. 342-4438 Featuring Only family Type Moviei NOW SHOWING "»!fl8 Sean Connery AS JAMES IOND 007 "DIAMONDS GP ARE FOREVER" In Ucnmcclof W.lh Jilf Si. Jehn Rov Shoo Sub|*(l TWOSHO*SHIC«TLr:;:15« 9:JCF« IHIIUHOW5SAT.4SUII. Stulm[:l:15M..7:ISP.N.!J20PN HI j CAPITOL Hollywood's Rona Barrett (Continued from Page 3s) completed high school before her 16th birthday, she was off to New York University. She says she majored in communication arts and graduated at the age of 18. Even while in school she was already a victim of the fan magazines. She organized fan clubs for singer Eddie Fisher and did that so well that she was hired by Fisher's manager, Milton Blackstone. She did publicity and promoted records. Miss Barrett moved soon to a public relations and a record promotion firm, Asher and Brown. Here she handled the work of Vic Damone and Tony Bennett. The next stop was a fan magazine. She went to Hollywood for a series of interviews called "Rona Barrett's Young Hollywood." At the urging of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Landon, she moved permanently to Hollywood and lived at the Landons' home. This was before Landon was cast in "Bonanza." Then he was a struggling young actor and, according to Miss Barrett, the Lan- dons kept a very sloppy home. By 1950 Rona had a column in a magazine called Motion Picture, and a year later the North American Newspaper Alliance was distributing her column, 7 days a week, to about 125 newspapers. She had become a power, of sorts, in Hollywood and the fat, dark- haired girl with the unfortunate New York accent had been replaced by a somewhat slender blond with greatly improved speech. Television came next. KABAC-TV is the station owned by the American Broadcasting Companies in Los Angeles. According to the local joke, the NBC station in Los Angeles "reports" the news, the CBS station " i n t e r p r e t s the news" and KABC-TV "ignores the news." Miss Barrett joined KABC-TV for a daily two minutes. The p r o g r a m ' s rating \vent up, and in 1968 Miss Rona began appearing on all five of the TV stations owned by ABC. The other stations are in New York, Chicago, Detroit and S a n Francisco. Miss Barrett was moving upward. The network placed her and actress Joanna Barnes in a daytime show called " D a t e l i n e Hollywood," but the program didn't last. ABC-TV has always been the most Hollywood-oriented of the three networks, partly because it came to life after the poor TV operation was merged with United Paramount Theaters and partly because its chief executive, Leonard Goldenson. grew up in the movie business. ABC, therefore, seemed the perfect home for Rona Barrett. Trouble came, however, in the person of Elmer W. L o w e r , the plain-spoken president of ABC news. He was building a news organization that would become fully competitive, for the first time, with CBS and NBC. Lower saw no place in a news operation for a Hollywood columnist. U n k i n d words were exchanged, and Miss Rona moved to Metro- media. She never faltered. Ruth Buzzi did a devastating takeoff of her on "Laugh In" and Carol Burnett imitated her campy style on "The Carol Burnett Show."' Both helped, for Miss Barrett emerged with her own magazine, "Rona Barrett's Hollywood," and additional TV and radio stations began carrying the three minute video taped and audio taped series. Miss Rona neither drinks nor smokes, and she has a new home in the flatlands of Beverly Hills. She has, to paraphrase the conclusion that Schulberg used to end "What M a k e s Sammy Run?" found a way of life that is paying dividends in the last one third of the 20th century. MATINEE TODAY TIMES 2:05-3:57-5:47.7:38-9:30 SIX MEN OUT OF HELL. THESE ARE THE REVENGERS! KEARSE MATINEE TODAY Kc Husbands.. Jo Wines.. .Only Lovers INEMA 1008Q«arrierSt. 3460041 RATED ADULT ACTION FILMS 21 and over DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM Show Changes Each Wednesday 11AM thru llrOOPM Next Attraction "THE BURGLARS" OWENS TM« They sacrificed GEORGIA to save her soul * Diana Sands ^ in Maya Angelou's There is the time and the place in every young girls life! FEATURES: 1:05, 3:00,5:00,6:55,8:40.10:20 OPEN SOON OWENS DRIVE IN THEATRE Marm*t, W. Va. NOW SHOWING TIMES-7:30-9:15 he explosive story I of the first black president of the U.S Pldwes Pistols it, IK We! ta 11 wro Pitc'.-rv. SHOW TIME, SEPTEMBER 10, 1972 CHARLESTON, W.VA.

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