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Gatesburgfiegistt^Maih GalesbMffl» HI, Tutsdgy, July 31, 1973 7 V *fB4l 4Bf9A «i Dance To Benefit Leukemia Victim 111 New Paris Night Life By ftOMm HARGROVE bright ttirt in tin gatftiy of P«U ni|ht UN. Thi four le«Unf eteiillot Ate*. z«r, Gmt Mitetw, U tirmo* Eugene and Uomo—cttering to this form el enter t*J»ittnt are lubd to capacity every evening. Critics rite La Greade Eugene « f »r *nd Away the most inventive, intellectual, original entertainment, a unique show of Its kind. ON A CONrSITI'SIZED stage, 11 young men act, sing and dance at a freniied pace in a nonstop production. The skits are international, there is no language barrier, the playback loud and strong. Result: sophisticated professional entertainment very far removed from the usual dreary drag show. The show is the most elaborate of its kind, a subtle combination of the blackest humor and parody. Twenty tableaus are organized around immediately recognizable themes — "Love Story"; Josephine Baker and Angela Davies; Marlene Dietrich; Lili Marlene; "Tea For Two" ami On Insurance (All AN EXPERT 342-3414 Your Independent Agent HUFF Insurance 407 Hill Arcade Galasburg, III. and others. No neod for wordy explanatory seenti. The creative iMttd behind this unusual revue (which is never pornofraphic) is a burly, blonde, beared tfiftt. 4- year-ok! Francois sum, a man of many talents. Accomplished painter, decorator, yet he is essentially a man of the theater and music. He worked with Jean Cocteau and has been asked to compose for the Paris Opera. Save! did not plunge into his transvestite creations unwittingly. Me did so because he considers this form of art opens up new avenues of expression. "EVERY MEMBER of my cast is a fullfledged actor," he declares. "I find men are more amenable to authority. They accept rigorous routines. The travesty is of the same order as an actor's disguise'. After all, the appearance of women on the stage is relatively recent. In Shakespeare's time, women's roles were played by youths. This also is true of Hie Greek theater and in the Far East women still do not figure in the Japanese NO preformances." "A woman impersonating Marlene Dietrich would not get beyond the footlights. The act would be sad, fall flat. With a man it assumes an altogether different dimensions." The show at La Grande Eugene might be unacceptable, or even not understandable, to the middle-aged spectator, but the young get the message instantly. "This is an epoch when the picture reigns supreme and I am in harmony with this means of expressions. The young prefer pictures to ideas," says Savel. THERE IS NO attempt to lend false feminine "charms" to' the cast. While the chorus bumps and grinds with a certain ferocity, ultra-decollete spangled dresses hang from masculine shoulders over flat chests, scorning the vulgarity of false bosoms. Make-up, however, has reached a point of perfection rarely achieved outside the Orient. Here is the theater of masks, attitudes and gestures. Nothing in common with the conve n t i o n a 1, sophisticated Paris revue, with its nude models and elaborate scenery. The performances of a trans- Transvestites Take Over Make-up is perfect and costumes are elegant, but other* wise there is no attempt at La Grande Eugene to disguise the masculinity of the performers. At left is Francois Savel, the creative mind behind.the unusual revue. In Williamsf ield WILLI AMSFl®Lt>-Tht Moon* lighters Square Dance Club will sponsor a benefit square dance Aug. 5 for 12-yearold Marty Riice, Williamsfleld, who is suffering from leukemia. The dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, WJffliantsfield. Caller will be Harold Hendricks, Canton. vestite star:such as Belle de May, for example, reveal a genuine talent for mime. The present cast has been with Savel over three years. He admits that a few years ago this type of show would not have been possible. But times have certainly changed. So much so that Savel is scheduled to take his company to the Edinburgh Festival in August. Up at Uomo's (Man) in Montmarte, the mood is totality different. There is no intellectual appeal in the all- masculine, all nude routine, the only one in the Pigalle strip-alley. THE CAST OF 12 are all professional dancers. Vic Upshaw, the choreographer of the Crazy Horse Saloon, the veteran strip-tease cabaret off the Champs Elysees, says he auditioned over 100 young men for the job. The idea behind the show, according to Andre Dahan who manages several Mont­ marte cabarets, including a couple of female nude shows, emanated from his wife. "One day she declared that it was unjust that nude shows should be always entirely feminine. She thought the time had come to launch the masculine edition. Since then the boys have been playing to full houses. And why not." he asks with a Gallic shrug of the shoulders. LEIGHTON'S SUNDRIES Chambers & Berrien Sti; Fast License Service NOTARY SERVICE POSTAL SUB STATION Travelers Express Money Order* Open Weekdays 7 AM • I PM Liddy Cntempt of Cngr ^s ParenthoodaBraintmsh?\ Re < mmeM b y Ho,,se By PATRICIA McCORMACK NEW YORK (UPI) - All you parents out there probably don't realize it, but some among you were brainwashed into parenthood. That is, you were led to believe that full manhood is achieved only by becoming a Daddy. And full womanhood is achieved only by becoming a Mommy. Campaigning to keep this sort of thing from happening in the future is the National Organization of Non-Parents (NON), John Harriman, executive director of NON, said in an interview the pressure leading to parenthood for all is called "pronatalism." That's NON's target. To help focus attention on the problems of the people who To STEIN'S . 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At these sessions leaders will help participants realize how they are discriminated against; The same kind of sessions happened early in the women's movement and fueled it. Already Ms. Harriman said her group has gone through some family life textbooks for the high schools and found most of the content devoted to families. "Only one page for single women and not one mention of the single lifestyle for a man," she said. Ms. Harriman said NON's supporters include Hugh Downs and Dr. Jessie Bernard, a sociologist whose specialty is the family. "We have psychologists, educators and all SAVE 25% ON BABY SHOE BRONZING DURING AUGUST Now is the time to MVI on bronzing baby's precious shoes. With every adorable scuff and crease preserved forever in solid metal they make priceless gifts for your family. Al styles rtfKil 29% I K M HI Raw Eitcitfvt U M Stjrlt 45 Portrait Stand 50 Bookends 62 Oval Miniature 82 Ashtray 91 Onyi Paperweight 51 Unmount*! Shoe PLUS MANY MORE Reg. 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In a capsule, the nonprofit organization holds the view that those who select a valid alternate lifestyle to parenthood are entitled to follow their choice without being discriminated against. The pressures toward parenthood — pronatalism—include: —From one's own parents "When are, you going to make us grandparents?" —From one's brothers and sisters with children. "You mean you are not going to have any children? How selfish." You can be a parent and still belong to NON. One child and you can get in. Actually there is no limit to the number of children. The important thing is that you now are following the nonparent way of life—that is, you are resisting pressures to have more children. Ms. Harriman said she has two children. Indiana Woman Visits Oquawka OQUAWKA - Mrs. Loretta Shafer, Kouts, Ind., visited here July 17 with her son, Alan Simpson, and her daughter, Mrs. Michael Hays. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ricketts visited July 21 with h&r sister- in-law, Mrs. Floyd Hoerntein, Buroside, who is a patient in a Quiney hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Link and family have returned from a visit with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Earl Williams, St, Augustine, Fla. WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House Armed Services Committee voted 33 to' 0 today to recommend that G. Gordon Liddy, convicted . Watergate conspirator, be charged with contempt of Congress. The panel acted after Liddy refused to be sworn before a House Armed Services subcommittee investigating whether the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in any way in the Watergate affair. Other Watergate figures have testified before the subcommittee behind closed doors and some, like E. Howard Hunt, another .convicted Watergate conspirator, refused to answer questions, citing their Fifth Amendment constibuitional right against selif-incriminiation. 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