Valley Times from North Hollywood, California on October 16, 1968 · 6
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Valley Times from North Hollywood, California · 6

North Hollywood, California
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Wednesday, October 16, 1968
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Yk.H,VWtrtv'3i,l S.F. VALLEY TIMES, Wed., October 16, 1968 aS5SBSBMS5ffiaaffla!HBSSB gggg? OUT OF YESTERYEAR A Ct7ke Ckpfc Strictly legitimte A . ''( r " ' t It will be a day of reminiscing and swapping yarns on the weekend when the Chuckwagon Trailers, a group of old-time cowpokes and western actors stage their annual cookout at Orcas Park. The park, located on Foothill Blvd., in the Hansen Dam area, will be transformed into a Western setting for the groups Fall Roundup. Saturday, an advance party of members will set up the barbecue pit and cooking irons and coffee pots and get the general camping area ready for members arriving Sunday. Entertainment will be provided by Tony and Goldie Grey and music by The Westerners. Secretary of the non-profit organization, Robert Strong of Burbank, said approximately 300 members are expected to attend, including some from Montana, Texas, Arizona and Bakersfield. We have a cookout every spring and fall, Strong said. All the old-timers gather around the authentic chuckwagon and swap yarns of yesteryear. They really look forward to it. Strong a freelance actor and stuntman since 1929, said the most active member of the group is Capt. Walter Fields, 94, one time Navy man and actor. Hes a real character, still full of life and able to out dance any youngster, he said. President of the organization is Joseph Kovatch and vice president Jim Rush. flM Stan Seiden Says L.A. Discriminating By NADINE M. EDWARDS The long-held theory that Los Angeles is a poor theater town got short shrift today from veteran producer Stan Seiden, who with actor-tumed-producer Robert Q. Lewis is presenting Joe Egg at the Lindy Opera House on Monday, Oct. 21. In for a four-week run, through Saturday, Nov. 16, the Noel Harrison starrer is the first play this season of the Theatre Guild subscription eight-play series. Los Angeles is a discriml- FINIAN HIMSELF The popular dancing star, Fred Astaire, plays title role in Warner Bros.-7 Arts release, Finians Rainbow, musical epic premiering tonight at Pacific Pantages Theater followed by reserved seat engagement Thursday. Petula Clark co-stars. y L&Vegds Views Its Gala Gala Bow For Circus Circus ''s 4 J & kfyifot ,v-i By ABE GREENBERG LAS VEGAS The big Congo Room TOP-WRANGLERS Heading up the roundup of Chuck Wagon Trailers for their big week-end meeting are, Robert Strong, left, and Joseph Kovatch. Scores of old-time cowboys, in and out of the movies, and their families will enjoy the programs these men arranged. BOOTH GROUNDBREAKING Ceremony a ft Cenfter Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held Thursday morning, for the new Maud Booth Family Center to be located on Kittridge St., between Elmer and Klump Aves., in North Hollywood. The new building, which is ejected to be completed within seven to eight months, has been specially designed for the Maud Booth program by Welton B e c k e t & Associates. It will provide the most up to date facilities for the plan- Nixon Pair Invite Unruh Republican Assemblymen William T. Bagley (Marin) and Robert E. B a d h a m (Newport Beach) Tuesday invited Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh to join them on their tour of California on behalf of the candidacy of Richard M. Nixon. In a telegram to the states leading Democrat the two GOP Assemblymen said: We read with Interest the reports of your remarks throughout California last week. We agree with your observations that America hasnt become a better place in which to live in the past four years, and that 'the administrations domestic policies have become almost as complete a failure as its foreign policy. Your remarks demonstrate rather remarkable agreement with us that 'all of Unruhs horses and all of Unruhs men cannot put the Hubert Humphrey campaign together again I We are traveling throughout California o n behalf of Richard Nixon and are being very favorably received. However, you can better articulate the weaknesses of the Johnson-Humphrey Administration, as you did all last week. After all, you should know. We therefore invite you to join us on our tour. Together we can work toward i common goal: to provide this nation the leadership it needs and deserves for the next four years. ned child day care, counseling, and other family services, as well as the administrative offices for the program, first of its kind in the United States to be developed especially for one-parent families. Purchase of the 501-unit North Hollywood Apartments complex site for the Family Center was completed by the Volunteers of America on September 6. Since that date professional management and rental of the apartments has been placed in the experienced hands of Consolidated Hotels of California, Inc. and work has already begun on the proposed complete renovation and redecoration of all apartment units. This weeks formal groundbreaking will, in fact, coincide with the demolition of the two two-story apartment buildings, which must make way for the Family Center site. According to Mrs. Fredric W. McCassy, president of the Maud Booth board of governors, which will administer the program, the brief formal cereiponies will begin at 10 a.m. All residents in the immediate neighborhood of the new center have been invited to attend. i NEVER in) NORTH l S KQJ64 VQ3 53 A754 WEST fD) . EAST 10985 A V 9 64 2 VA1087 K942 4QJ1075 2.- 1083 BOOTH 732 . VKJ5 A8 KQJ9 Neither vulnerable West North Bast South .Pas's 1 Dble Jtdble Pass Pass 2 3 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead 2 West didnt have much of a hand and succeeded in misbid-ding it first and misdefending it later. Lets look at the misbidding. After South redoubled Norths one spade opening, West was correct in passing. East would get out of the trap into some suit. If the suit were clubs West could correct to one of his four card suits. West would be happy if East bid hearts or diamonds. East did get out into two diamonds and South bid three clubs. At this point Wests hand should have begun to look good. He could see four diamonds to the king and what was almost surely a very valuable singleton. A jump to four diamonds would not have been much of an overbid. Failure to bid three diamonds was almost criminal. North really should have bid, but decided to gamble that his side could not make a game. It was a mighty good decision. Playing at clubs the defense can take a diamond and two aces; playing at spades, a club lead will hold declarer to nine tricks. So would a diamond lead unless declarer played a low trump to force out Easts singleton ace. How did West manage to misdefend? He opened the deuce of diamonds. South won with the ace and drew trumps with three leads. This gave West a chance to make two discards and he threw first the four, then the deuce of hearts falsely showing heart strength. South led a spade to dummys king. East took his ace and played the ace and another heart. This gave South a chance to discard dummys second diamond and make five clubs instead of four. (Newspaper intarnrlse Aim.) n VCnRD;jf7WAA Q The bidding has been; Wert North- Kart Swath 1 Pass 1 Pan 1 Pass 2 Pas T Yon, South, bold: AK76 VKQI4 AJ9I4 "What do you do now? A Bid two hearts. Taa have very rood hand and ahseld show your third suit. TODAY'S QUESTION Your partner continues to three diamonds. What do you oaow7 word now in this desert metropolis is Circus Circus as all of show biz eyes the giant new fun n games casino scheduled to be unveiled this Friday by entrepreneuer Jay Sarno. Nevadas Gov. Paul Laxalt has proclaimed Circus Premiere Week in acknowledging and paying tribute to this innovation in entertainment and gaming ... The new show palace, an enormous steel and concrete structure large enough to encompass a football field departs from the conventional gaming casino by introducing a complete round-the-clock program of novel and diversified acts . . . including high wire performers, trapeze artists, jugglers, fortune tellers, marching bands, trampoline experts, and pink elephants! ... in addition to assorted games of chance that will make ''Circus Circus resemble the midway of a super-carnival. Special guests and celebrities are being flown in from ail over the nation for the opening ceremonies. SHOWTIME . . . Change of pace seems to be the order of the week in Doughville-in-the Desert ... as we find plump but 6wingin Mama Cass taking over the top singing spot in Circus Maximus at Caesars Palace, with Flip Wilson doing the comedic topline chores . . . Over at The Saharas its Tennessee Ernie Ford moving into the limelight backstopped by The Establishment . . . while just a few yards up The Strip, the Rivieras big Starlite Theater rocks with Shecky Greene and his mad antics, along with newcomer (to Vegas) Denny McLain, fresh from his hurling duties in the World Series baseball battles. Oh, that delightful Roberta Sherwood! . . . Shes now in her sixth SRO week at the Desert Inn Lounge, extended from what was listed originally as a limited two week engagement. Allen & Rossi, In their final stand as a fun team, are packing em in nightly at The Riviera with Phyllis McGuire co-starring in a solo stint . . . Bobby Darin makes the welkin ring at The Frontiers Venus Room on his 10th anniversary as a performer, and proves his right to rating as one of the worlds most versatile nitery stars. nating town, points out Seiden, who can speak with authority, having gone into theatrical production here 12 yean ago. Local audiences buy what they want. But you cant shove what they dont want down their throat. The Peter Nichols comedy-drama he and Lewis are presenting as their first tandem offering has garnered accolades on two continents. First produced in London, it was hailed there as the best play of the 1967-68 season. And American drama critics added more kudos after its Broadway opening last spring. Supporting Noel Harrison in the local production, directed -by Milton Katselas, is a cast of seasoned performers: Mitzi Hoag, Diana Chesney, Carol Lawson, Steven Sutherland and child actress Debi Storm. Now Showing In Las Vegas (ALADDIN) Ice Revue Godfrey Cambridge (CAESARS PALACE) Mama Cass Flip Wilson (DESERT INN) Pzazz 68 Tom Jones (Lounge) (DUNES) Casino de Pans-68 (FLAMINGO) Myron Cohen A1 Martino (FRONTIER) Bobby Darin (RIVIERA) Alien A Rossi Phyllis McGuire Shecky Greene (Lounge) (SAHARA) Tennessee Ernie The Establishment (STARDUST) Lido De Paris (THUNDERBIRD) Minsky S8 (TROPICANA) Folies Berger mm center theatre group MARKTAPER. FORUM O or THt MUSIC CENTER Following the local run, the show will tour 15 other cities, starting with Toronto, but not with Harrison. Now the most active producer of road shows emanating from the West Coast, Seiden has done many successful plays over the years, including such local productions as Pajama Tops, his first, in association with Jack Present and Harry Zevin; Rattle of a Simple Man, The Fant as ticks, The Blacks, The Tenth Man, Little Mary Sunshine and the three-year run of Under the Yum Yum Tree. Before producing plays he was one of the countrys leading press representatives, originally for the Shuberts on Broadway, later for comedians Olsen and Johnson, with whom he was associated for 20 years. He also was the New York press representative for the L.A. Civic Light Operas Song of Norway and American press representative for the DOyly-Carte Opera Co. of London. At one time Seiden operated four local theaters. He now operates two the Ivar and the Lindy. Why did he go into a production partnership with actor-comedian Lewis? Our association started last season when I cast him opposite Dana Andrews in The Odd Couple. Hes a pro and our partnership was a spontaneous decision that grew out of mutual admiration and respect. The teams second production, also earmarked for the Theatre Guild and the road, is Robert Andersons big Broadway hit, I Never Sang for My Father." It will be seen here in January, with Arthur OConnell, Peggy Wood and Scott McKay in the cast, at least those are the plans of this moment, according to Seiden. PROGRAM DESIGNS WITH STRINGS TARAS-TSCHAIKOWSKY SERENADE IALANCHINE-TSCHAIKOWSKY SIMPLE SYMPHONY CLARi-BRITTEN FRIDAY. OCT. 18 f 11 AwlM ...Q p W NATALIA CLARt, Artistle Director r,IVU WILSHIRE EBELL THEATER Tickets: $1.00, $3.00, $2.00 of Theater In Office 4401 W. Bth SI. 934-112 lallet la Jeunessp 10120 Riverside Drive, Ne. Hollywood 742-800$ aad at Mutual Agancia MOV THRU DEC. 1st "AH ADULT HAPPENING by JOHN GUARE DIRECT FROM lOSKHt OIK rERTORMftiKE ONLY THS GREATEST Mrs. MMi ey "Yo 'v The QuwtT rt ( London Bridge, Luv. Yor should 'ovt our I humour md songs, os woN. ANNE SHELTON MRS. MILLS BILLY DAINTY Special Guest Star DAVID WHITFIELD with BILLY MEEK JUNtE JAMES JUKI PETERS alto . KEN STANLEY and the ORCHESTRA This th EniMi irsept of song-stsrs, miner art monymak-ars brings roHkhmg good fun art ntsrtsinment to tha 'Cofmlaa . tUNMY, 0CT0KR 291 M P.M. LAlPMtnJHSM Near. S 00, $4.00, S.M 1W TiekoU tt (at Offica; Sa. Calif. Mum Ca. a AH Mutual Agendat. ' toad Seats IHIt Avaltobla. bar laformatten Call II a-0121 CRITICS CONVULSED1 "BILLY OR A COMEDY ... A EORMIDAILE TROUPE OP PLAYERS PROVE THAT IROADWAY MAT HAVE BEEN A DRESS REHEARSAL AND THIS IS THE REAL THING. Alea Road Sr. givas a starling carleatora In tha I tad rola. Judd Lauronea slaps tha thaw with his brilliant hippia-artist characterise-tiaa." Satas, Vallay Ntws "This show Is aa it twlca . funny I paid fa Jack Itnny LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF 2 YEARS ONJL A bbaabuav A "A light, trathy anjoynbla graduation anermausly aahaaaad and punctyattd by a slick, talanted cast . . . Judd Lauranca Is hilar), aus as a way-out hipnlck." Rechmis, Jawish Vale "Laughtor Is tha sola aim of "Tha Impossiblt Years." Rap Shusott's polished preductlen hits the target every time . . . laden with laughs." Faber, Cltlsen-Newi "Sid Melton and Kathleen Freeman hysterically funny." Pollack, L.A. Har.-Eiamlnar SMASH BROAWAY COMEDY! " BROADWAY . SEATS AVAILABLE! TICKETS it Music Center Box Office and all Agencies. For information cell (213) 626-7211. For theatre party ind group sale information call Ida-billl Levine, 761-S087 Of 782-4764. .RONALD IHUSETT emieeisg as Afamwow wwil MAN OMO, ALAN MELODY TICKETS AT B.0. AND ALL AGENCIES ky 101 nSHEEEMTHUE MARX KATHLEEN REED, jl FREEMAN q (Morel "Mrgfaot In tha Pert) ( Mist Dimmer) O . Nltaly 1:30, Sot. 7:30 aad 10:30 Ooooooh TICKETSOKMin $1.10, $4. SO, SI.SD rtssMtr, ELIOS ).(ELFf TICKETS OK SALE AT lot OFFICE AND U ACFIKIFC J 0 O O O 0 is For hotel reservation!, rites, brochures ... see sny Trsvel Agent or in Los Angeles phonos 271-1353 or 2721585. In Lis Vsgis phone: (702) 734-7222. For show reservitions in Lis Vegu (7021 734-7431. ' A "MUST FOR GOURMETS A Romm orgy of culinary delights in one of th worlds great restaurants The BACCHANAL of Citsars Palace V- V K O ) i A

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