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6 Gaksburo ReQisttr-Moil. Goltsburflr III. Wednesddy,^^,^ 1973 Marcia Wallace: TV Receptionist Teaches 'Thugettes' By VERNOM SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (OPl) - Mtreli Wallwe, the wacky receptionist M "HM Bob Newhtrt Show," lives in a world of diminishing etementt. Her hometown, Qreston, Iowa, has shrunk from 12,0(10 to 8 ,000 popUlatton since she departed for New York. And there Is consld«rably less of Marcia now than in those days, too. tn the past five years she has lost 95 pounds. Televlsloti Profile To Marcia's mind that is e(iuivalent to losing an entire person because she has some friends who weigh only 95 pounds. Marcia moved to Southern California only two years ago. A single girl, she lives In a house in the Hollywood hills. WHEN SHE first arrived Marcia shared her quarters with a series of roommates for economic reasons. One by one the other girls married and moved out. Now Marcia can afford to live alone. Marcia's humor is generally turned on herself. She says most people on entering her house for the first time pray she rented the place furnished. It is that atrocious. Unhappily the decor reflects Marcia's taste precisely. including a startlingly red velvet couch which is her pride. Such other oddments as seashells hang suspended from the ceiling. Christmas cards adorti the walls because the actress finds them decorative. *'THE FEW Objects d'art I have are truly ugly," she explains. If Marcia leaves something to be desired as an interior decorator, she misses the mark just as surely as a cook. Thi.i is just as well because she watches her weight by dieting. She has, in fact, mastered only one culinary delicacy, French breakfast puffs, an obscure pastry with little to recommend it. "It doesn't move much in a crowd," Marcia says of the tidbit. Marcia devotes much of her time to teaching drama at a girl's reformatory in a rehabilitation program. She calls her charges "thugettes," and often spends weekends helping the imprisoned girls with the dramatic arts. ON RARE occasions her married sister will stop by and leave her children for a weekend with Marcia. The youngsters, 8 Snd 9 years old, scamper around the house while their aunt prepares French breakfast puffs. Mareia is distinctly M •itlmal Vm aiid (twrefon has no pets. Her dlsaffeetton lor domestte ereiturei leivei her free to eome and go m she pleases. She drives • tw»>yeir'«kl, very Inexpensive ear to and from CBS Studio center to work. She works on ttie show from • a.m. until 6 p.m., eating her main meal of the day in the studio commissary to spare herself cOoking chores. Just as her house decor reflects Marcia's taste, so does her show wardrobe, which has been described as "tacky." Many of the outfits belong to Mkrcla. <'WOMEN WRITE in complaining about my short skirts," she says. Marcia rarely entertains end has never been to the beach. Hasn't ever seen the Pacific Ocean although It Is only 15 miles away. Dating isn't one of her strong suits either. "I just turned 30 this year," Marcia says, "although because of all the weight I used to carry I looked that old when I was six. But losing weight hasn't done all that much for my romantic life. The more weight I lose the more bleak my private life becomes." HOLLYWOOD (UPI) "Save the lights!" Sn assistant direetor hollered, and out of the gkMffl Charles Bronson emerged to slide into a chair in the dingy topless^bottomless jomt. Hollywood Capitalize^ on Success With Another Black Horror Movie By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NEA) - It was inevitable that there would be a sequel to the highly-successful black horror film, "Blacula." Hollywood has never failed to capitalize cn success. The Lively Arts And so, at the moment, American • International is making something called "Blacula II." William Marshall is repeating his leading role, fangs and all. ' What is interesting is Mar- TAVERN NIGHT DRAWING Thuradoy, April 26 $100.00 SPORnMAN'S CLUB If No Wtnnar at 9 P.M. thara wUI ba • and Drawing at 10 p.m. shall's reaction to all this. When you thhik of other actors in movie series — Sean Connery with the James Bond films, for example — you expect them all to grumble that they don't want to be pigeonholed as one character. NOT MARSHALL. "I expect," he says, "that before this trend runs its course, there will be four or five 'Blacula' films in the series. And I want to do them all. I would be very angry if anybody else played that part." He thinks the second is better than the first, which was pleasantly scary<-amusing. Joseph Naar, who produced the first and is similarly occupied with the second, says the original grossed $8 million in its first eight months "and most of that was in the black market." (That doesn't mean anything illegal — when movie makers talk about the "black market" today they mean blacks who go to the movies.) BOTH NAAR and Marshall COUNTRY MUSIC SHANGRI-LA INN 421 East Main EVERY THUR5., FRI. & SAT. NIGHTS THURS. 8-12 The Mississippi Trovelers FRIDAY 8:30-12:30 George Peffy SAT. 8:30-12:3C Jerry & The Fugitives WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS UDIES NIGHT Cocktails--V2 Price FOR THE LADIES ONLY PLUS —Be Entertainod By Dave Mien MARTIES 57 S. Cherry St. — Ph. 343-5181 Mgmm^* ITALIAN RESTAURANT FAMILY DAY SPECIALS OFFER GOOD ALL DAY AND EVENING THURSDAY SPAGHETTI MEAT SAUCE SALAD GARLIC BREAD LASAGNA SALAD GARLIC BREAD ( CARRY-OUTS 25c EXTRA ANGILO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT lia4 N. HfNOfRSON ST. PH. 343-0313 mmmm ORDERS OVER $3 ri%VK 5 pM TO MIDNIGHT DELIVERY ^De«i Not Include Sp«clal| agree that the compartively few whites who saw the film liked it, too, and both are hopeful that the second will have a wider audience. There is a new leading lady for Marshall in "Blacula 11." Pam Grier is another in the string of young black actresses currently bidding for fame and fortune. She is attractive, of course, and the studio thinks she has talent. Pam is Roosevelt Grier's cousin and, like ftat great pro football star, she is built but on entirely different lines. And r. good thing, too. She's had a strange life. Her father was in the Air Force and she spent several of her formative years in England where he yvas stationed. Then her parents separated. "I CALL MY father 'The Magician,' " she says, "from the way he vanished." She came back to the U.S. and lived in East Denver, which, is the black section of that Colorado city. The sudden transformation from the wUte, genteel ways of Eng- and to a black ghetto was tough on a little girl. "It was like a shock treatment," she says. "I had been in a sheltered English environment — good schools, piano lessons, all that — and now I was in a ghetto. "The other girls resented the way I talked, the fact that, because of the quality of English schools, I was three years ahead of them. I was ostracized. "Then they wanted to fight me — with their favorite weapons, sharpened bobby pins. But I ran faster than they did. Eventally, though, I learned enough street jargon to become one of them." SHE SAYS her only real friend was a boy who was going to be a lawyer. She was planning on becoming a doctor. Together they dreamed. Then he went to Vietnam and was killed. It was traumatic for her. She came to Hollywood and stayed with her cousin, Rosey. And she decided to try acting. "I always wanted to be myself," she says, "and not follow the leader. I shunned the drug scene, the sex orgies, the nude scenes." Her first picture, "Beyond the Valley Of the Polls," almost turned her off fihns "be- THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Bor-B.Que Ribsn.75 Rib Eye n.90 Baked Potato & Tossed Salad Also Regular M«nu KNOnV PINE TAP Wataga, III. — 375-9918 Pam GrIer . . bidding for fame and foHune BoxMfkeHil CharleB Bromon Remembers Early Days as Coal Miner ettertaiameiit World Bronson's tough, furrowed Slavic ftiatur^s gave him the appearance of a man who might really treQuent the El Rancho Club In the decaying Los Angeles neighborhood. His hooded eyes were humorless, his demeanor testy. But far from it. BronSon lives in a Bel Air mansion and may be the world's biggest boxoffice attraction. He was on location for his new movie, "The Stone Killer," from which he will earn more than a million dtillars. But Charlie remembers his coal miner days in Scooptown, Pa., when he was 16 years old earning $1 a week for 80 hours work. "I don't dwell on the past," he said in a near monotone. "But I haven't forgotten either. And I don't remind my kids about how rough the world can be. They wouldn't understand." Bronson is a taciturn man. He grants few interviews and is uncomfortable when he does. The menacing figures he portrays on the screen carry over away from the camera, although he is a gentle man with a soft voice. He wears no STARTS THURSDAY Walt Disney's SWORD IN THE STONE On* Shew Etch Night ai 7:30 CHILOREN tOc — ADULTS 11.00 ENDS TONIGHT THE PUBLIC cause of its crudity." But then she's gotten what she feels are better parts, such as the upcoming release, "Coffy," which she'&^higH: oh, and now "Blacula IL'' SHERATON MAKES IT HAPPEN Thirsty Thursday Men's Highballs 35c Sheraton JVfotor Inn 5-7 P.M. THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE "THE INN PLACE" 1-74 At fast Main 343-7151 > DON'T MISS THIS! I ^ For I lUY 4 ARIY'S ROAST BEEF I SANPWICHIS AT •9c EACH • AND ONLY PAY FOR 3 I (Good Tuf.-W«d-Thur., April 24-25-26) I s\NING OVEH TO... I Arby's I 1661 N. HENDERSON ST. Cooke Series Finishes With Current View By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UP!) - Alistair Cooke's admired NBC-TV history sefles, "Anierica," has its finar broadcast May 8 and on that program in a summing up of his 13-part video study of tiie United States, he says: Television in Review "A wise historian usually stops 20 or 30 years before his own time because, like the rfist of us, he can't see the wood for the trees. But I have tried in this program to say something about American civilization today because what is fiercely in dispute between the Communist and the non-Communist nations is the quality and staying power of American civilization. "Every other country scorns American materialism while striving to match it. Envy obviously has somethhig to do with It, but there is a true basis for this debate and it is whether Amerjca is in its ascendant or its decline." Contemporary Problems The May 8 finale is entitled "The More Abundant Life," and NBC-TV says it concerns contemporary problems threatening to alter some lasting traits in U.S. society. The ipice in the "America" programs has been the personal outlook expressed by the British-born Cooke, a distinguished journalist and broadcaster, about his adopted land, the United States. Tuesday, Cooke a longtime U.S. citizen, devoted iiis hour to people and places in America that have had special meaning to him. On May 8, in his outlook on American civilization, he adds: "I myself think I recognize several of the symptoms that Edward Gibbon saw so acutely in the decline of Rome, which arise not from external enemies but from inside the country NOW SHOWING! 7:00 A 9:10 MtAMOUNTnCTlMI m»in AniMIV FFBI1C30 ZBFFIPBLLI HIS FIRST fOM SINCE "ROMEO & lUllCT* **DroTHersun sisrerMOon** AMRAMOUNTPIOURE » TECHNicaoir fwrnsKM CINEMA I & II NEXT TO ARLANS - N. HENDERSON ST. GALESBURG #<t:K^:m-» NOW SHOWINOI They've come a long way Class of 5 thot summer of '42! See 'Cooke'(Continued on Page 11) BANANn SAVE! Tliurs. & Fri., April U & 27 4 Dairij Queen Two Locofions Grand «t Parnhom ^ I. Htndtrion ot Loi0y Ra8 .P«t.0ff., Ani.D.aCorp. (CICepyrii^lilXAm. D.a. CMi^| makeup when working and doesn't socialite with costars. A one-time boxer, Charlie's powerful hands now hold a paint brush In his spare time. Me has sold his paintings tor as much as $3,000 per canvas. Bronson's popularity as a movie star in the United States lagged behind his phenomenal acceptance by world audiences. His first big success, "Adieu L'Aml," earned $3 million in France alone. "I was a hit in Europe, but for some reason Paramount never released the film in this country," he said without apparent rancor. Only a few blocks away, a theater marquee displayed "The Valachi Papers," with Bronson's name above the title. Another of Bronson's films, "The Mechanic," has been dohig runaway business in this country. And while Charlie does not dwell on the future, neither can he forget the days when he'd have worked the year around for next to nothing. Acting was a lark compared to the mines. Bronson's face did not change expression when the director called for another take. He moved away with easy grace, alone among other members of the cast and crew. Charlie Bronson is a breed apart. STARTING THURSDAY! "A FIRST-CLASS AMERICAN COMEDY. I faKfflv haant {•tiriiainfli! hodiieiiio ENDS TONITB "Ch«»rl«ad«r«' ADULTS ONLY OPEN 7:lg > SHOWS 7:30-9 ft ALES OPEN 7:15 - SHOWS 7:30 PM ENDS TONITE "Jeremioh Johnson" "Mon in the Wilderness" THURS.-FIII. & SAT.! FBMAUI These giris experience them alii FEJTiale REsponse . Aremvu * WWII will PLUS 11 CUUM JINNMMt PLAViOY MAaAJINCt PUVMATE Of THI VIM* ORPHEUM OPEN 7 - SHOWS 7:JS PM Hurry . . EndiThuri.! SHOW TIMES "CINDERELLA" At 7:15 PM "CHARLEY THE ANGEL" At 8:30 PM WIUJDISICYProductiona' TECHNICOLOR PLUS

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