The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 31, 1985 · Page 46
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Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, March 31, 1985
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Sunday, March 31,1985 Page 47 Loot lures Ava Gardner back to TV BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Polo Lounge, long accustomed to famous faces, was buzzing with excitement and it was centered on the stately brunette in the corner booth of the Beverly Hills Hotel watering place. Waiters with glowing faces paused to pay their respects. A moneyed New Yorker said boldly: "Pardon me, but you\ look like a young Ava Gardner. .-> Could I send you a drink, a bottle of wine, champagne, anything?" She accepted the homage like a pleased Mona Lisa. Of course it was Ava Gardner, looking like her younger, glamorous self and bristling with health after playing a game oE tennis. She was in California from London for guest appearances as William Devane's mother in CBS's "Knot's Landing." Her husband in the series is Howard Duff, with whom she had a happy reunion. "I never worked with Howard, but he and I had a little flirt for a while," she said. Gardner However, her main reason for doing the TV work was because of the money. "Loot — that's the main reason for working, isn't it?" she said with customary frankness. "I like to work as little as possible, but it's good for me now and then. Too much time off, and I get lazy, stale, lethargic. Work is healthy for you, I guess. Capricorns are supposed to be gifted with self-discipline, but I think I missed out somehow. It takes someone else to crack the whip. Then I jump." "Knots Landing" has kept her jumping. She has had 4 a.m. calls, something that didn't happen during her movie days at MGM. The series is filmed on the MGM lot, and that's cause for nostalgia. Gardner arrived there in late 1940, a barefoot Ift-year-old from Grabtown, N.C. For five years she did little but pose for cheesecake and play in B pictures. A few loa- nouts, "Whistle Stop" and "The Killers," finally convinced her MGM bosses that she was star material. "It's a bit sad to go back to MGM today," she admitted. "I remember when Clark Gable would walk into the commissary and sit down at the middle table (with Spencer Tracy, Robert Taylor and others). That was sheer magic. And when Lana Turner would sweep into the office of Lillian Burns, the drama coach. Now there was a real star!" And so was Ava Gardner, unquestionably. She was a star on screen, in such films as "The Hucksters," "One Touch of Venus," "The Snows of Kilamanjaro," "Mogambo" and "The Barefoot Contessa." And she was ever in the news with her marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra, and her romances with Howard Hughes, bullfighter Luis Dominguin and her other international escapades. For the past 20 years she has made her home in London, which she considers to be the most civilized city in the world. "I fell in love with England the first time I saw it," she remarked. She hasn't really kept away from her craft. In recent years, she has appeared in European films and on American television. She will be on the upcoming NBC miniseries, "A.D." FREE COFFEE ft atARBY'S MARCH 25-31 st 6:30-10:30 — NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Our Breakfast Menu Bacon, egg, Cheddar Croissant; Nam, egg, Swiss Croissant', Sausage, egg, Cheddar Croissant; Butter Croissant, Mushroom and Swiss Croissant; Potato Cakes, Freshly Squeezed O.I. 510 S. Broadway Marquee HEAVY METAL —TOUR T-SHIRTS— •MOTLEY CREW-DEEP PURPLE •TWISTED SISTER -WASP -ZZ-TOP —LEATHER JEWELRY— Earrings, Studs, Arm Bands, Ties COMING SOON — NEON SUNGLASSES —CAR STEREOS— •Sherwood "Pioneer «Jet Sound "Sanyo EVERY DAY LOW PRICES! COMPACT DISKS — We Have The Largest Selection In Town TOBACCO — Ye Pipe Shoppe 29* paroz. HOUSE OF SIGHT & SOUND 1300 S. Santa Fa, Salina 82S-0555 PLAY IT COOL THIS SUMMER LEARN TO BOWL CROWN JEWELL BOWLING BALL TO ALL LEAGUE MEMBERS For people who have never bowled a sanctioned league •g-'Qualified instructor o .Q;13 sessions — Tuesdays, 7 pm •f'Call Barb, 2-or Linda at 825-0501 Hey Kids! Spring Break Special r- r $H|00 ] Games For I Shoe Rental Included April 3 thru April U 10 Oz. Drinks 1125 W. South 826-0501 •^•••^••^•^i^"^"^^"^™"- ffyfe Live in Salina Mapping Realities, exhibit opens at Salina Art Center with public reception at 1:30 p.m. and reception for members at 4 p.m.; continues to April 21. Bachathon, 18 musicians and organists play Bach favorites at 20- minute intervals at Christ Cathedral, starting dt 2 p.m. Piano recital, Sonya Wedel, Sams Chapel at Kansas Wesleyan, 3 p.m. Salina movies Baby — Secret of the Lost Legend — William Katt and Sean Young adopt a baby brontosaurus on a camping trip in this fantasy-adventure, and then risk everything to keep evil scientists from subjecting it to ruthless experiments. — Mid- State Cinema, Rated PG Friday the 13th Part V - This is the fifth in the series of phenomenally profitable slash-and-hack horror films. Their principal appeal, says New York Times reviewer Vincent Canby, is the spectacle of new, fresh-faced Hollywood actors in their early 20s playing teenagers, who get chopped up by a masked fiend using a machete. This one, set in a bucolic half-way house for disturbed children, "appears to have been paced by a metronome — a joke followed by a murder followed by a joke followed by a murder, until all but one of the featured players have been exterminated," says Canby. "It's worth recognizing only as an artifact of our culture." — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R Mask — Eric Stoltz is Rocky Dennis, the 16-year-old afflicted with a rare bone disease which balloons his head to twice its normal size. The movie is based on a true story. "Anyone looking for a good, uplifting cry should be well satisfied by ... Peter Bogdanovich's tale ...," writes Variety. "Beautifully acted and executed ... Stoltz ... brings a lively, life-affirming personality to his role without a trace of self-pity. Equally fine is Cher (the mother), who perfectly suggests a hard exterior covering a wealth of conflicting and confused feelings." — Mid- State Cinema, Rated PG-13 Police Academy 2 — No review available. — Fox Theater, Rated PG-13 Porky's Revenge — The original "Porky's," says Janet Maslin of the New York Times, was, for better or worse, something new. "But its peephole humor and its brand of friendly, adolescent sexual antagonism have been imitated enough to make "Porky's Revenge" just another brand-name teen-age movie." The same characters are back in the PRESENTS AU I 0 6 R A P H third film of the series, "having now grown into the oldest high school seniors in America. They continue to play dumb practical jokes on one another and on their teachers, who remain sex-crazed numbskulls ... Some of it is funny, but it's also entirely predictable ... The best thing about the film is its soundtrack." — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R The Slugger's Wife - This Neil Simon script concerns an attractive wife whose career is overshadowed by the immense celebrity of her husband. So he decides she must leave home to do her own thing. She is a rock singer, played by Rebecca De Mornay, and he is an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, played by Michael O'Keefe. He, of course, suffers a slump when she leaves. Says Bob Thomas, movie critic for the Associated Press, "The rock songs, though abily performed, become noisy and repetitious. What saves 'The Slugger's Wife' from striking out entirely are the attractive performances. Michael O'Keefe is believable ... and Miss De Mornay is equally appealing ... Randy Qaid, as the happy-go-lucky shortshop, again impresses as one of Hollywood's ablest young character actors." — Vogue, Rated PG-13 — Compiled by Lori Brack Movies and specials 6:30 p.m. — One More Train to Rob, WGN, Salina Cable Channel 11 George Peppard, John Vernon (1971). A released prisoner saves a gold fortune, then shoots the man who double-crossed him. 7 p.m. — A.D., NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 Immediately following Christ's death, animosity in Jerusalem grows between Christians led by Peter (Denis Quilley) and Rabbi Gamaliel's (John Houseman) zealots while the Emperor Tiberius lives in self-imposed exile on Capri. (Parti of 5). 7 p.m. — You Only Lave Twice, ABC, Salina Cable Channels 9 and 10 Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence (1967). Secret agent James Bond's search for missing Russian and American space capsules leads him to the volcanic headquarters of SPECTRE in Japan. 7 p.m. — The Last Valley, Salina Cable Channel 7 Michael Caine, Omar Shariff (1971). In the last German village to be untouched by either plague or the Thirty Years Wars, the townspeople try to co-exist peacefully with the occupying soldiers. 7:05 p.m. — The Man from the Alamo, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 Glenn Ford, Julie Adams (1953). The sole survivor of the Alamo discovers that American renegades, not Mexicans, were responsible for the Ox-Bow massacre. A love story about two of America's favorite pastimes. FROM NEIL SIMON TODAY AT (*2:00)-(*4:30)-7:00-9:30 WATCH OUT". They've got to clean op the worst crime district in the world. But that's no problem. They're the worst police lorce in the Universe. THEIR FIRST flSSIGNMBIT * Gigs) IF JASON STILL HAUNTS YOU... YOU'RE NOT ALONE new beginning The Pig Strikes Back! Getting even has never been funnier! i TODAY AT rZ:00) (*5:00)-7:00-9:15 THE GREATEST ADVENTURE EVER BORN! BABY Secret Of The Lost Legend They told 16 year old Rocky Dennis he could never be like everyone else. So he was determined to be better. CHER • SAM ELLIOTT and ERIC STOLTZ With Special Guest Star- King SATURDAY, APRIL 20th, 1985 GROSS MEMORIAL COLISEUM Fort Hays State University -ALL SEATS RESERVED- Ticket Prices—'7, *8 & *9 General Public S 6, *7 & *8 Students Ticket Outlets: House of Sight and Sound-Salina or Send Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope To, "Autograph", Memorial Union, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Ks. 67601. YOUR LUCKY DAY!! The Boss is away, and Randy's in charge! SPECIAL PRICES Through Tues., April 3 Randy's gone crazy! Slashing prices, making deals. STAR-TEC "WeDoDlshoc* 314 S. Broadway Salina 825-8500

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