The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 10, 1970 · Page 52
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 52

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Sunday, May 10, 1970
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- ~ - SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1970 Religion . ::--_l'Lamp._Unto._My_Feet"' the changing concepts of women and motherhood; CBS at 9 a.m. "Look Up and Live";~ focus on the film and audio output of St. Francis Productions; CBS at 9:30 a.m. "Directions";- dramatization about life of martyr who criticized early Church of Rome; ABC at noon. Public Affairs ' "Meet the Press"; scheduled guest, Elsworth Bunker, ambassador to Austria. NBC at noon. "Issues and Answers"; scheduled, Elliot Richardson, U.S. Undersecretary of State; ABC at 12:30 "In Which We Live"; scheduled, Dr. Barry-Commoner, microbiologist; NBC at 4:30 p.m. "The Advocates''; debate question, "Should Congress request withdrawal of troops from Cambodia?" Educational network at 9 p.m. Sports " . NHL Hockey: Stanley Cup Playoff; CBS at 1 p.m. Autoi Racing:" Grand Prix~~of Monaco; ABC at 2:30. Golf: Houston Champions International; ABC at 4. 7tie Arts "Camera Three"; Folk-singer Buffy Sainte-Marie; CBS at 10 a.m. For Young People ,. v "Discovery"; Niagara Falls; ABC at 10:30 a.m. Special "Nowhere But Alaska"; polar 1 bears, Mt. McKinley and glacier boating: educational network at 7 p.m. Network Movie "A Man and a Woman" (1966); starring Ajiouk Aituee, Jean-Louis Trintignant. ABC at 8 p.m. lee Marvin's By Joseph N. Bell •'c>. United Features Syndicate^ . mHE STORY is told that after one particularly arduous JL day of filming in the Oregon back country for "Paint Your Wagon," actor Lee Marvin returned to his oar for the hour-and-a-half trip to the base camp at Baker to , find a middle-aged newspaperwoman from the midwest curled up in a corner of the back seat, notebook at the. ready.. Sjie had been cleared by an eager publicity department at an earlier and happier moment. ' MarvUiielimbed;in~glarnly, looked at" the: reporter," and retreated into sullen silence in his ojyn comer^Then, when the car was under way, he fixed the nervous intruder with a lecherous eye and said, "Lady, have you ever slept with a mo.vie,.star?" Marvin, who still wears the long white hair and mustache be grew for "Paint Your Wagon," admitted the incident but not the" quotation. His version was, "I —just ^aidr^Ladyi this is my car and I've had a long day, !• tee Marvin, who asked tfce midwesfern woman a question and if you want to ask questions, I'll try to answer them, but I'm si^re as hell not going to make any conversation.' She. deserved it. She was sort of austere. It worked out O.K., though. I bought her a drink." He probably did. There are few social situations that can't be resolved, in Lee Marvin's lexicon, over a drink. Marvin's affinity for booze is well documented — and nowhere in recent Hollywood history was it needed more, apparently, than during the five months oh location filming "Paint Your-Wagon," the $20-million Gold Rush epic that introduced Marvin,as — of all things -.a singeiv croaking "Wand'rin'Star." A gung-ho Marine Corps veteran, wounded on Saipaq -in-World-War II, Marvin epitomizes all the hard-nosed, tough-talking qualities the Marines'like to project, and •fee seems to relish this role. Yet it was Marvin who narrated last month's NBC documentary saluting American workers and American knowhow, and it was'Marvin who a few years ago portrayed the protagonist in the sensitive, angry TV commentary on the tragedy of Ira Hayes, the Indian who helped plant the flag on Iwo Jima, then quietly and desperately drank himself to death. : "That" was too close Jo people," Marvin said. "They just said, 'Hey, I don't wanna know that.' That was about the ftfth photo of that flag-raising, you know. The photographer was back on his LST when they grabbed a jjjggenflag from the ship and told him to go back and snap the scene again. Well, that didn't bother me, because the. purpose of the photo was to help us win the war. Period." A professional actor his entire working life, Marvin was in his early 40s before he broke free of a cardboard television series i"JVt Squad") and movie •'character" LEE MARVIN- Pteose turn to Page Three

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