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The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California • 17

The Fresno Beei
Fresno, California
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a iK kM i A Fangs And Becomes Movie Jonathan Frid of course alias Barnabas Collins the most popular living vampire popular because of daytime television and the bizarre soap serial called which has been on the air for four years It is seen locally at 4 pm daily on KJEO Channel 47 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer like all movie companies ever infatuated with the other success brought Frid fangs and friends up to Tarrytown and environs in an attempt to reincarnate good fortune on the wider screen for hopefully as wide an audience Indeed is a far far taller tale of twilight superstition than even Irving conjured up in the hollow of the headless horseman A 175-year-old vampire bats and black cats crypts and ghouls things that go bump in the night and bites on the neck Really It is real to an estimated six million TV viewers Mondays through-Friday housewives and teenyboppere And to Frid now a three-year veteran vampire just learn my lines and it all comes out in a funny says Frid portraying a 44-year-old ex-Shakespearean actor in what is considered his real life hopelessly disinterested in the Frid relaxing on the sprawling 67-acre Lyndhurst estate overlooking the Hudson told of an award he received from die By Norman Goldstein TARRYTOWN NY (AP)-This is Washington Irving country Sleepy Hollow The headless horseman Tarry Town as the author described it: the bosom of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson at that broad expanse of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators of the Tappan Zee and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St Nicholas when they crossed" Irving wrote that drowsy dreary influence seems to hang over the land and to pervade the very atmosphere Certain it is the place still continues under the sway of some witching power that holds a spell over the minds of the good people causing them to walk in a continual reverie They are given to all kinds of marvelous beliefs Now some 150 years later the Tappan Zee bridge snakes across that broad expansion of river and Sleepy Hollow refers as much to a local garage and the cemetery as the valley itself And the people still frequently see strange sights Vampires for example true Up there at Lyndhurst The Jay Gould family was the last to live in that 19th century Gothic Revival castle until nine years ago Now a house museum With vampires Dracula Society and their invitation to him to accept It in person He declined their he said just get the As a professional actor-cum-vampire however very happy with the role gives me flexibility range as an actor aggressive passive Sweet Joyous Loving I accept the premise and get the audience to build on it The majority of the audience take it seriously We at rehearsal but we play it Is he tired of playing the same role on TV for three years and now for the movies with two more contract years to go on the serial? not typed kept the part flexible the least typed on the show played compassion violence vampire self-pity God the deviL not tired of it The writers show fatigue got the harder job I was for a while once because the writers find things for me to do as a In fact he notes the plot of the TV show often is devised according to practicality and availability of the acton MGM and producer-director Dan Curtis who also does the serial needed him out of the soap for five or six weeks to make the movie The ingenious writers chained him to a mffin for the duration of filming! AS BARNABAS COLLINS however the actor has sharp fangs and a less than wholesome demeanor IN REAL LIFE Jonathan Frid says he is disinterested in the A Fresh Supply Of Talent Hits It Big On Broadway This Season one of the coveted silver medallions They came from as near as Brooklyn as far off as the Fiji Islands and nearly all were between 20 and 30 one was a mother of four Even most of those who unluckily picked turkeys for their debut garnered the sort of personal notices from critics that promote careers Topping the winners was Blythe Danner taking a Tony for her portrayal of a kooky lass who falls in love with a blind youth in Are Like many of the others the Philadelphia starlet reached Broadway after extensive work in regional theater groups The two musical bonanzas and spotlight standout debutants Bonnie Franklin pert Santa Monica Calif redhead exultantly sings and dances the title number of The rival musical includes Teri Ralston of Holyoke Colo who comes on with deft By William Glover NEW YORK (AP) New playen hit big this Broadway season In quality as well as quantity the fresh supply of performing talent brightly offset some dull creative aspects of show year 1969-70 Attesting to the rookie calibre of the two score actors who bowed in lead roles or feature bits five won Tony nominations for distinguished work and one actually copped comic poise as a square wife who smokes pot for the first time while Pamela Myers who reached New York just seven months ago from Cincinnati stops the show with a brassily poignant song about all eager beavers seeking big town success Hundred Barbara Andres who travelled in vaudeville with her parents and then had four tots of her own before trying legit demonstrated the virtue of perseverance She arrived early in the season in a flop musical then came back as a saucy French maid in a revival of Boy a sturdier attraction The long-run smash Dolly! provided Georgia big opportunity Miss Engle bom in Washington and daughter of a Coast Guard rear admiral had been in New York just three months when she won the featured role of Minnie Fay assistant in a com pany formed to succeed the Pearl Bailey troupe Sincere imitation launched Lewis Stadlen of Brooklyn on the success trail in His rollicking impersonation of Groucho Marx prompted the veteran master clown to declare after the first performance better than Three other tyros parrot other scions of the Marx clan in the same musical Irwin Pearl (Chico) Alvin Kupper-man (Zeppo) and Gary Rau-cher (Gummo) Another musical afforded a Broadway start to David Colson who has performed from San Francisco to Sarasota Fla and Sherman Hemsley who hung onto the security of work in foe Philadelphia Post Office for four years before committing himself totally to the hazards of show business For Niall Toibin Frank Grimes and Bruce Heighley from Dublin brought initial recognition on this side of the ocean Grimes even collared a Tony nomination Stacy first Broadway chance was less idyllic But although the drama in which he played foe central role of Buffalo Bill failed at the box office Reach himself lived up to all his road notices for ability and also got a Tony nomination THEATER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE GRAND OPENING OF ITS MOTION PICTURE THEATER (MEM fftiyiDiftlU? 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