Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 18, 1976 · Page 132
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 132

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 18, 1976
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©bser vat ions Awakening? We're heartened by a recent Roper poll, showing that three out of four Americans now rate development of a sound national energy policy ^.as one of the two greatest needs from Congress. It's right up there with tax reform, which is great news for those who believe the legislators will eventually heed the people. Because recognizing that a problem exists is just a step ahead of finding a solution. Paper Tiger. Forty years ago, the Federal Register, which lists all the federal regulations, contained 2,619 pages. Last year it had 60,221, including this regulatory goodie on ladders from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: "The angle (a) between the loaded and unloaded rails and the horizontal is to be calculated from the trigonometric equation: Sine a = Difference in deflection Ladder width" Understand now? Another voice. Professor M. A. Adelman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a frequent critic of the oil industry, writes in the Washington Post: "Congress should reject the proposals for disintegration of oil companies into separate entities for producing, refining, and marketing. 'Vertical divestiture' would be expensive. It would diminish competition at home. It would waste our chance to increase competition abroad.... [It] would keep Congress and the oil industry busy for years, spinning their wheels, going no place, postponing investment decisions, losing a chance for active defense against the cartel, admitting finally: 'I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.'" Helping minority businessmen: 3,690 of them last year, to be exact. That's the special contribution of a unique non-profit agency, the Interracial Council for ^Business Opportunity. In Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, Newark, Dallas and Waco, Tex., morethan 600 volunteers from established corporations have helped black, Puerto Rican and other minority entrepreneurs with picking locations, bookkeeping, feasibility studies and obtaining financing. Typical success: a young man in New Jersey who dreamed of a business transporting handicapped children to their special schools today operates nearly 40 vehicles and employs some 60 persons. Many corporations help minority businesses by buying from them, by encouraging minority vendors to make their pitch to their purchasing agents. If you believe in a social role for private enterprise, you just have to like this program. Mobil Observations. Box A. Mobil Oil Corporation. 150 East 42 Street. New York. N.Y. 10017 jcrfr* ~ -* !····»· · ·- -a«^ Marthe with Dustin Hoffman in a scene from "Marathon Man." One of the leading stars in Europe, she has /earned to speak English--sort ol. MABTHKHiei CONTINUED director Philippe de Broca, by whom she has a 4-year-old son, Alexandre, bom out of wedlock. "How come," Zee asked, "you didn't marry de Broca?" "Happens," Marthe blithely explained, "he was married to someone else at that time. After, when he got divorce, I want him no longer. When I don't want a man, I walk away." Marthe played much the same scene with another lover, French director Claude Lelouch who starred her in "And Now My Love," a film which first brought her to the attention of American moviegoers. "When you are in love," Marthe explains, "you hate man you love, because man you love has power to make you suffer, so you fight much. When you love less, you fight less, become friends more. Intelligent men understand me. I am European. This is sometimes difficult for American men. They are too much on sex. Right away, sex. No flirt. No warmup. Right away, sex. "I remember when I am 16, studying at Stanislavsky acting school in Munich, I receive phone call to come to Paris. Big producer wants to audition me. I am young, innocent, virgin. I go to Paris hotel to meet producer. Turns down 'big deal' "He is wearing bathrobe and cigar. Right away he offers me big deal--sex for stardom. I say no. Later people say I am crazy. But that is how ! am. When I in love, I give everything. Not in love, I give nothing. For Marthe only one affair at a time." Marthe Keller was bom Jan. 20,1946, in Basel, Switzerland, where her father, a jockey and horse-breeder, wanted her to become a ballerina. He enrolled her in the Basel Opera School of Ballet at 8, but an accident on the ski slopes ended her dancing career at age 15. "Was lucky for me," Marthe confesses. "I had no talent as dancer, so I move to acting." As a young actress, Marthe Keller spent two years learning to lower her high-pitched voice, then won a three- year scholarship to the Stanislavsky School of Dramatic Art in Munich and the Brecht Theater in East Berlin. She also joined the famed Schiller Theater in Berlin for two years, specialized in Shakespearean roles. Her first film role was a small one in "Funeral in Berlin." This was followed by several French television roles, one of which caught the eye of de Broca, who cast her opposite Yves Montand in a romantic comedy, "Le Diable par la Queue" (Devil by the Tail). Eventually Marthe and de Broca became lovers, and she gave birth to his child, an event that interrupted her steadily rising career only temporarily. Big hit on French TV In Paris, she played the lead in "La Demoiselle d'Avignon," one of the most popular series in. the history of French TV. She acted a princess working as an au pair girl, and the show's ratings hit an all-time high. After several years as "La Demoiselle," Marthe was signed for a string of highly successful European films, among them Claude Lelouch's "Toute Une Vie" (And Now My Love), in which she played the spoiled daughter of a Jewish shoe manufacturer. The film received an Academy Award for best screenplay, won the Los Angeles Film Critics' annual award for best foreign film, and Marthe Keller, in Hollywood production eyes, became s'omeone to watch. Once she landed the female lead in "Marathon Man," to be released in October, she gave such an outstanding performance that producer Robert Evans signed her again to play the fanatical terrorist in "Black Sunday." She learned English three weeks before going to work in "Marathon," and when "Marathon" was finished, she started the next day on "Black Sunday." Now she is hard at work in Switzerland, Italy and France on "Bobby Deerfield," for which she is receiving $200,000, which is exactly $165,000 more than what she was paid for "Marathon Man." A tall (5 feet 8Va inch), green-eyed honey-blonde, Marthe Keller has a villa in Verdier, Switzerland, an apartment off the Boulevard St.-Germain in Paris and possibly the brightest future of any young actress in motion pictures. In Hollywood parlance, she is hot and getting hotter by the film.

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