The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 2, 1971 · Page 21
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 21

Ogden, Utah
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Saturday, October 2, 1971
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10TV Ogfch Standard-Examiner, Saturday, October 2, 1971 RICARDO MONTALBAN (left) and Jack Warden star as police detectives who try to help a young woman unravel the dilemma she has created by hiring an "unknown underworld gunman'to kill her, in "The Face of Fear," suspense drama on "The New CBS Friday Night Movies" Friday, at 8:30 p.m. on the CBS Television Network, Channel 5. Once Gay, Giddy Festivals Now Big Headaches to Film Companies By BOBrTHOMAS. HOLLYWOOD. (AP) - They started asi tourist promotions, Ray and giddy events at ..whicr .starlets vied for notoriety and discovery. In recent yeks the} have become : intefriational marketplaces, where fortunes can 'be made and propaganda purveyed. • .' '" '-''"'• In their case, film'. festivals ;remain a headache for the American film companies. The jirms .would .like to 'ignore the festivals, Hut they can't. ' ' Most major film festivals are over for the year, and Hollywood entrants • are turning home, ;some of them"nursing ivounds, some bearing prizes For some filmmakers, the.festi val can be,^ delightful ego trip; for others, a,nightmare. Take • the experience' of Stan • ley Krdmer, a. film festival .vet eran. He recently,'showed.his new .picture, "Bless. the.; Beasts and 'the Children," at (he Berlin and Moscow festivals; .Moscow was a splendid experience,. he reported, although the Russians customarily respond to.all films with restrained enthusiasm. ' DIFFERENT ' Berlin was something else . Reported Kramer: ! "The youth of Berlin are un (forgoing/ an even greater change than young people in ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE JJ.SffER TO TODAY'S PUZZIE 1C- 3-?/ CROSSWORD PUZZLE his country, That's because, they, are , responding to a society in which parental control was siippressive. As a result; the kids come to the festival showings in bare feet and bare-chested. Theyhoot at anything they don't like. "I was "given the choice of speaking before the film, in which case -1 would be consid- ered.a coward, or terward, when, I might be booed.." • Kramer appeared afterward and managed to escape"'the jeers. Others are not as lucky. One year when "Seconds" 'was shown at.G.annes, with director John Frankpnheirrier and star Rock•;;.Hudson"; the-' audience started to whistle and jeer midway in the film. •,' DEFEAT LATER Even if films manage'; f6 survive .raucous audiences, they can be defeated in the balloting for prizes by Iqaded juries and nationalist sentiments. Then why submit to such treatment? "The companies 'would prefer not .to enter festivals," said a producers' spokesman.' "But it becomes necessary to maintain good relations with the countries that give the festivals. In some countries that have quota systems, there is a certain advantage. A company can get an extra film under the quota by entering it in a festival." Ego plays a role, too. Individual producers like to enter festivals in hopes of snagging a prize or two. Prizes always |help a producer's morale, and they may have some commercial value.. '..••-'".'•.. MERCHANDISE MART "Cannes remains the grand daddy of the festivals and il las become an enormous mer chandise mart; where producers From all co".tries sell films and make deals.- Trailing Can nes in prestige are Berlin, Mos cow — • alternating with tin Czechs—San Sebastian, Brazil Sydney, Locarno and Carta gena. There are almost 100" festi vals, including such specialtiei as shorts; at Cork and Crakow science fiction at Trieste; coloi at Barcelona and animation, a Annecy, France. Festivals have been held in this country at San Francisco, Lincoln Center ir New York, Atlanta and othei locations, but a producers spokesman admits, "There ha never been much enthusiasm on our part for festivals in th United States." f or. Fall. I2th & Washington WHO'S MRS. PUTCH? Family 'Almost Normal' By VERNON SCOTT UP I Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -Jean Itapleton, who won this year's 5mmy award playing the larebrained Edith Bunker in 'All in the Family," has a more conventional family of ler own ... almost. In the world of reality she is Wrs. William H. Putch, a name he finds amusing. Laughing, she explains: "The man at the immigration place tanged niy husband's father's name from Pucci when he ntered the country. Can you magine being called Mrs. 'utch. That's me." The story of Jean Stapleton is tale of two cities Hollywood and Chambersburg, Pa. That's where her two homes are. Actually her permanent home s just outside CHambersburg in Caledonia State Park in south- central Pennsylvania. Mr, Putch produces, "manages and directs the ^summer theater here. ".••.';•' HATED N.Y.C. "He couldn't stand New York My," Jean explains, "so we moved to the country. And. we love it." Their home is a genuine log cabin. An out-sized cabin, to be sure, with /four bedrooms,' cathedral ceiling and '. stone fireplace. It also is equipped with indoor plumbing and heating. During those months of the year when the summer theater season is in progress, Jean does all the cooking and housework for her husband and two children, Pamela, 12, and John, 10, But the situation changes dramatically when Jean is at work in Hie hit CBS .series in Hollywood. The family has rented a home in Weslwood village, also with four bedrooms. Their West Coast headquarters comes complete with tropical garden and swimming pool, to say nothing of the smog. NEEDED HOUSEKEEPER It is necessary for the Putches to hire a housekeeper to , prepare meals and keep things humming in California because of the demand on Jean's time for the series. She reports to the network studios at 9 a.m. daily and generally is home at 6 p.m. to spend some time with the child ten. Jean is afraid viewers will think she and the dimwitted wife she plays on the air are one and Hie same person. To minimize any similarities, she has a sprightly personal wardrobe in contrast, to the drab costumes she wears on the show. Her New York accent, too, is less harsh off-screen. Having been raised in New York, Mrs. Putch is delighted with the success of her television series because it allows her to see many old friends from her Broadway days Avho have moved westward. "Down there in Pennsylvania, we hardly ever see anybody From New York," she says. She and her husband entertain frequently at small dinners in Hollywood, but they seldom take part in the social whirl. Their greatest problem is the adjustment of Pam and living in the heart of a large metropolitan area. Tney became accustomed to the clean air ( and country living of Pennsylvania and prefer it to California, swimming pool or no swimming pool. ... Shrugging, Jean Slapleton Putch says: "There's more to do here even with the smog." It sounded like an Edith Bunker line. IMITATION' Actor Claims Role Wasn't 'Borrowed 1 By VERNON SCOTT UP! Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Hal Holbrook continues to deny that ne borrowed from JFK, Bobby Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy in.his role of "The Senator," cancelled earlier this year. But many viewers and some critics believed his portrayal of a lawmaker in the nation's capital was a take-otf on the famous family of brothers who served in the Senate. "The Doctors" and "The Lawyers" of the Bold Ones series were renewed, but not "The Senator." This fact, plus the belief of many that Hplbrook was playing a' composite of the Kennedys, baffles the actor who impressed almost everyone with his one man show as Mark Twain. He said, "I didn't try to imitate any one of the Kennedys in any way. My hair has fallen over my forehead since I was a boy. YOUTHFUL QUALITY "I played a senator who represented progress. And perhaps I have a youthful quality in me. The Kennedys broughl youth to the Senate and made il a popular thing. Until they entered politics youth was disadvantage to a candidate. "Youth no longer fears politics, but the men who run :eleyision are afraid of the ubjecf. "'The Senator' moved into a Fresh area of subject matter and captured the fancy of many people. It created excitement. And we had a 29 per cent share of the viewing audience. That's why its cancellation confuses me." Holbrook is less confused about his new movie for CBS television, "Raggedy Ann," costarring Mia Farrow. 1 In it he plays a romantic lead. A real departure from the clean-cut senator was.his role as a murderer in': "Travis Logan,' D.A." : "I was aware of the Kennedy identity," the actor .said. "The. character I played was young, progressive and sensitive.. The name Kennedy springs.tojnind witli almost everyone. ' "But too much can be made of the Kennedy relationship. I got a lot of mail from that show. Many Republican writers thought I was Senator Percy or Senator Goodell. "When you're playing a political figure in a fictional role for a mass audience you can't be one-sided. You ask yourself if -you stress the bad or the good in, our national government." See a Pro... FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS FEATURING OUR NEW BEAUTIFUL LOCATION! Chop Suey-IWes ^ r 0) V ohnwp • NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY • HOURS » Sunttof-3:00 p.m. lo 11:00 p.m. Monday-11.30 o.m. lo 11:00 p,m. Tue!doy-l!:30 o.m. lo 3:00 p.m. Wed. ) 11:30 o.m. to 12:30 p. m. thru ) 3019 Wash, Blvd. CALL 394-6002

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