Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 70
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 70

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, April 4, 1969
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Col. Parker asks big money for film role ; Las Angeles Times Service HOLLYWOOD - Elvis £fesley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, Is at It agaifi. Every- btie knows that if you want Elvis, Col. Parker sets the terms — and his terms are invariably outrageous. This time the play was reVersed: Hall Wallis wanted Parker, not Presley, for a part in Paramount's "Norwood." Grady is described as "a fast-talking, hard-drinking, small-town con-artist. He has his finger in every minor vice and a few major ones. Grady is the stereotype Southerner !(Texan). Every moviegoer Sees him at a carnival selling kewpie dolls." The offer went out, and the •answer came back: "The Jcblonel has finally consented JtO pay the part. ; "He wants $350,000 if it doesn't go over two weeks. If •it should run only one or two flays, the price is the same. ' "Plus 25 per cent of profits, 'dressing room and gas and ,oil (has own car). ! "He wants to be off from Thursday afternoon until •Monday as he has to go to ;Palm Springs. I -"No billing problems — for an additional $25,000 you can leave his name off billing. "If he is engaged for the job, he will guarantee that he gets an Oscar nomination for his role. If he doesn't get it, he will refund $50,000." Meanwile, over at Metro, Elvis has been visiting the set of Freeman and Enders* "Maltese Bippy," starring Rowan and Martin. His reason: He's presumably inter- ested in doing a "Laugh-In." "We did that," said Dan Rowan. "But we don't dig Elvis' Salary." Col. Parker also visited Culver City, passing out the new? Elvis pocket calendars for Easter. (He had already planted a pile in the Paramount Commissary.) And the colonel, as might be expected, made a counter proposal to Dick Martin: If Elvis was too expensive, how about a "Laugh-In" appearance for his famous gold suit? How about the gold suit playing Grady? For Frank Sinatra, last week was a big week for big deals. One day he was signing on the dotted line for that nice, negotiable $22.5 million for his 20 per cent interest in Warner's-7 Arts. Next night, he ran into his friend Dino at Stefanino's. Over coffee (yes, coffee, according to my spy) Frank and Dean decided it would be Clyde to make a movie together again. "And hey," said Frank, "You know what we'll call it? 'Tony Rome Meets Matt Helm.' " I can imagine what Dino said: "Uh-uh, we'll call it 'Matt Helm meets Tony Rome.' " The boys are supposed to be serious about the movie. Fred Ebb and John Kander, of "Zorba" and "Cabaret," are working on a modern operetta based on the life of, can you imagine, Eva Peron. Nice light fare for the masses. And guess who'll play the title role? 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