The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 2, 1971 · Page 22
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12TV Standard-Examiner, Saturday, October 2, 1971 'PEELING AN ARTICHOKE' Change of Pace for'Ben' HOLLYWOOD-Lorne Greene compared his "Bonanza" role as 'Ben Cartwright with his latest characterization—Peter Uandall. "Ben is much freer, much more open," said., Greene. '•Randall is repressed. He's been ruled by his wife and is .afraid to take the initiative. He has put himself in a prison. The girl in the story brings him.'out of that prison. The character is fascinating—like peeling an artichoke." Greene "•was speaking of his guest.."starring role iny"World Premiere:. The Harness;" drama basid on a story-by John Steinbeck,'- on ;"NBC ; World Fremiere^Movie," over the NBC Television Network Friday, Nov 12 (9:30-10:30'p.m. NYT). In it he..portrays a Salirlas Valley • (Calif.) farmer with an invalid yiite (Louise Latham) His ]ife : is changed 'with the af.viyal of a free thinking footloose girl (Julie Sprnmars) who stops at the ranch ^temporarily. ; • '. ON .Lp'oyrioisf j "You /neW stretching, exer- , cises as':an actor," said Greene "I have to keep -my other muscles going. That's why I-do personal appaarancesaM guest shots. They keep you alive." The '.'World Premiere' assignment proved 'ihterestirig to Greene for; a number o reasons. ".•'".'•' It was filmed on location in' 'Steinbeck country' 1 (the alinas Valley), including the .raveyard >yhere Steinba'ck is While filming in Castroville, Greene was reminded of the •esourcefubiess of autograph uinters.' '. . . "Spectators were allowed to vafcHus film,- but they had to siay: behind a roped-pff area," 'li'i Greene.. ."One of the juards, however, let a ; Western I'nion messenger through with a ;ele gran\ for me. The nessenger insisted that lopeij the wire in his presence. ^."Lwas a bit taken aback, bul I did. The' wire read: 'The DOC ADAMS H Solid Actor Standing In •For Stone HOLLYWOOD'-'whe.n Mil burn Stone, the venerable Doc Adams of "Gunsmoke," sufferec a heart af lack some time before production began for the series 17th season,- there were.,man; productions problems raised/ : Not.; the least of them .wa finding an actor s of sufficien stature to fill in for Stone fo seveVal month's unlit his conval eM*n6e was complete. -. "Gurisnloke" 'executive producer John .Mantley -and' h| staff chose one of the outstarid ing contemporary ^'New York' actors.to fill in for Stone —:Pa Hingle; . In Hingle, (hey have an actoi of solid accomplishment in ttu theater 'and • a man also "wel acquainted with the manner in which things are.done in'tele vision. ... '•''.••.. In. the.first episode "in which Hingle appears it is explained (hat Dr. John Chapman (Hingle has come jo Dodge to take ove temporarily:; for his old friem lifec Adams, Who has'decided ti go hack to medical schoolfo awhile. "The people in Dodge City don't lake favorably to'a strang er, especially as important i I«rson as a doctor, coming intc town and_ taking over," Hingle said. "The new man has to win !h»ir confidence." ORIGINAL WATERBEDS '.'«< »«*n «n Johnny C«r»«n" "BOUTIQUE 21" „• MXO W.ihlnftM llvll. Western Union messenger woulc kir.dly like to have your autograph.' So I gave it to lim!" GOOD FRIEND •: Greene'also was• pleased to find Murray Hamilton in the cast, portraying his brothe-in law. •• ••• .! "The 'last time we worked together was in 1955," Greene recalled, "I played -Beethoven and he played my good friem and confidante on a segment o 'You Are There.' We' haven' seen each other since then." In the present show, Green wears a : harness symbolic of his imprisonment.' Premier U.S. Alpine Skier Will Host 72 Winter Games LORNE GREEN plays a repressed farmer in a drama based on a John Steinbeck, story to 'be telecast on NBC World Premiere Movie "The Harness" Nov. 12. Its a change of pace from his role as .rancher Ben Carlwright on "Bonanza." Billy Kidd, the first man in history two in both the amateur and professional"world ski championships in the same year 1970), will serve ,as a v special commentator for NBC's 12-day coverage of the XI Olympic Winer Games in Sapporo, Japan, starting Feb. 2, 1972. Kidd will join Peggy Fleming, Olympic Gold Medal winner ami NBC-TV star, in lending expertise to the first Winter Olympics to be telecast entirely in color. Kidd will provide commentary on the skiing events. Miss Fleming will concentrate on the fig. ure skating competition. WHEN YOU'RE IN NEED OF QUALITY TILE 8, STONE WORK SEE US"""* " CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES MICONITILE Ph. 393-8825 760 Wall (Rear) 3354 HARRISON BLVD.-394-6636

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