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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 6

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Metamorphic Alan Arkin Is Yossarian in 'Catch-22' By Dan Knapp i Th« Los Antilci Tlmei HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. - "Cast and crew only!" Read the directive scrawled in chalk on the soundproof Steel door of the Paramount sound stage. Inside, Mike Nichols, the Orson Welles of the Diet Pepsi era, quietly, painstakingly made sure that everything was just so. Only then would he call for his star, Alan Arkin, and begin shooting the next scene of "Catch-Z2." Nearby, Arkin, who plays Yossarian in the film, sprawled limply in a director's chair. Bflrechested, wearing only a frair of white orderly pants, he looked like a-flak-weary airman about to undergo surgery (for knife wounds) in a dusty, World War II military hospital in Sicily. Crowding to Watch Nichols was ready. Arkin climbed the stairs and lay down on the operating table. Usually indifferent to such 'Political' Use of Apollo: Pravda MOSCOW, RUSSIAN (AP) [Tie Soviet Union accused the United States Sunday of trying o use the Apollo 11 moon flight o further its political aims and •estore its "undermined" prestige. The Soviet Communist Party Pravda, which Missing Coed's Body Found The body of Karen Michigan I'liivct'sity coed liatUTPt! in this secluded Sur Beineman, Kastern was found nude and area (arrow) outside COED- Continued from ['aye One. who added. "This is not a case where she could have died of something else. The fact of the matter is she did die of strangulation." Autopsy Results D e I h c y said the autopsy would be completed sometime today at which time a determination will he made as to whether Miss Bcineman had been raped or sexually molested. The initial results of the au- is probably not linked to any of the other killings. Of UK other six young wom- i en slain, two were students at | Eastern Michigan University ! and two others were students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The o t h c r two I were high school students. Salute to A. H. Blank At Concert About 600 people gathered on topsy indicated the girl had | the steps of the State Capitol Sunday for the fifth of the six outdoor concerts presented this been strangled on Wednesday, Dclhey said. She was last seen about noon Wednesday leaving a wig shop in Ypsilanti riding on a motorcycle \vith a young man. Harvey said it appeared as if the girl's body was taken to the wooded, isolated area by car on a narrow dirt road and then Ypsilanti, ftlich., police said Sunday. She is thn eighth young woman slain in the central Michigan I area in the last two years. 3 Die in 'Family Suicide 9 -Mother Held for Homicide FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (AP) - Tiny, blonde Martha Bolotin Sunday was arrested in connection with the drug overdose deaths of her two children, whose bodies were found Saturday night along with that of their father's. "She told us it wus a suicide pact," police Sgt. Jerry Meltzer said. "She didn't say what brought it about." Police who broke into a bolted apartment Saturday night found the bodies of Adrian Bolotin, 35, and the couple's children, Joshua, 6, and Merry Joy, 5. Mrs. Bolotin was unconscious and was rushed to a hos- things, nonparticipating members of the crew and cast crowded around to watch. The cameras rolled and Yos- sarian-Arkin tossed, lashed out at a rubber inhalator and babbled incoherently about a dead buddy. For a few seconds the double banks of arc lamps and the bystanders dissolved and iiiimimiiimiimimiiiiiimmmm MOVIES llllllllllll! iimmiiiHiiimiimiiimiimiiiiiiii Alan Arkin The Unlimited Actor to reach the cool, green heights at 36. His first marriage to a Bennington schoolmate came apart at the seams under the pressure of his lean years. (He is now married to actress Barbara Dana, who costarred with him on Broadway in "Enter Laughing.") He is no stranger to the psychoanalyst's couch. And he had to beat on you were no longer on a movie jf°° rs for V^ n to 8 et wnere ««r ,n,i .h. fi^ w hiff« nf the time. And I was always Karen S. Bcineman Had Pierced Ears was dumped or pushed from the vehicle and rolled down the steep gully. The girl was reported missing late Wednesday from the college, where she had enrolled as a freshman only four weeks ago. Announcement of discovery of the body was withheld until Sunday so police could notify her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bicncman of Grand Rapids. Man Arrested The seventh young woman slain in the area was Margaret Phillips, 25, of Coopersville, Mich. An Ann Arbor man, Ernest Bishop, jr., was charged recently with murdering Miss Phillips July 5 in her apartment in Ann Arbor. Authorities have said Bishop pital. "The father and children were killed by an overdose of barbiturate type sleeping pills," said Dr. Joseph Rupp, Broward County medical examiner. The victims and the 27-year- old Mrs. Bolotin, 4-feet-7 and about 70 pounds, were found in Featured soloists for the con- y ieir beds, Meltzer said. "The summer by the DCS Moines Municipal Band. The band played Morion Gould's "Birthday March" in honor of the ninetieth birthday anniversary Sunday of DCS Moines philanthropist A. H. Blank. cert were trombonist Gary White and basso John Wha ley. White, a Drake University music sophomore, was soloist for 'Blue Bells of Scotland," by Pryor. Whaley, vocal music imiiimiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiii MUSICI1IIH11IIII iiiiiiiiiiiimiiiimiimiiimmiiiiiiii director at Lincoln . High School, sang an arrangement of "From 'Sea to Shining Sea," by Ward. The band played a new composition, "Imp r e s a r i o March." Band member John H. Riggs, who composed 'he march, conducted the number. The weekly Municipal Band concerts are financed by a grant from the Trust Funds of the Recording Industry, obtained through co-operation of Local 75, American Federation of Musicians, and by an allotment from municipal recreation funds. U.S. Japanese To Meet in Fall TOKYO, JAPAN (REUTERS) — U.S. and Japanese experts will meet in Japan in September to discuss . their countries' policies toward China and southeast Asia, it was announced Saturday. Thirty-five Americans, including Senator Charles H. Percy (Rep., 111.) and Dr. Milton Eisenhower, will take part. children were clothed in their underwear and the father was in his pajamas," he added. The mother, whose condition was rallying in a hospital, was held on an open homicide charge in connection with the deaths of the children. Police were alerted by the Bolotins' landlord, who lived in an adjacent duplex apartment, lie called police because he hadn't heard anything from his tenants in three days, said Meltzer. M c 11 z e r moved here July 1 from Alexandria, Va., where .he said Bolotin said the family BOYD ART SHOW SET IN OREGON An exhibition and sale of paintings by the late Byron Ben Boyd, director of the art department at Drake Univer- from 1939 to 1944, will be held during the month gust of at Authe Coos Art Mus e u m t'oos BYRON BEN BOYD Bay, Ore. M r . Hoyd, \v h o died in 1959, served as president of the Iowa Artists Club and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the DCS Moines Association of Fine Arts. The collection of paintings to be fiold is owned by his daughter, Mrs. John W. Garner. Mr. Boyd was represented in many regional and national cx- h i b i I i o n s , among them the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City, the DCS Moines Association of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chi- apparcnlly was fired from a'cago and the Corcoran Gallery job as a city planner. Map Way to Save Venice from Sea VENICE, ITALY (REUTERS) Experts from 14 countries Saturday agreed on a plan of action to save Venice from sinking into the sea. The experts, meeting under the auspices of the Italian government and- the United Nat i o n s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), unanimously adopted a UNESCO report on the city's problems. This called for scientific studies to protect the city against natural or artificial dangers, measures to preserve and restore its monuments and works of ai^, and steps to revive its economic life. of Art, Washington, D.C. As an architect — he received a degree in architecture from Columbia University — Mr. Boyd was associated with the architectural firm of Boyd and Moore in Des Moines. I n connection with the forthcoming exhibition, museum officials at Coos Bay said Mr. Boyd's family is attempting to locate a painting entitled "In the Spirit of Man — Disorder." They said the canvas was shown by invitation at the Second Biennial Exhibition of American Painting at the Whitney Museum on, Nov. 27, 1934, to Jan. 10 of the following year. ver and the first whiffs of ether. "Alan is Yossarian." Nichols insisted later. "I wouldn't have gone near the picture without him." (Nichols means U. Both his and Arkin's "Catch-22" contracts stipulate that neither would work on the film without the other.) Arkin agrees that Yossarian is as close to him as any character he's ever played. The idiocies that disturbed Yossa- rian also pierce him to the quick. "What Heller was talking about isn't limited to World War II," Arkin explained. "In the book, the people can't see the forest for the trees. Only Yossarian is fully aware that there is a war going on. That people are trying to kill him and his buddies. That death is involved. "Just look around you. Not a day goes by that you don't run into the same types, blind to what's happening to them and to the world. What blinds them? Their own self-interest, usually. "You want an example? Just think of the land developers who are destroying the countryside just to make a profit — without a thought to what this planet is going to look like 20 years from now." Master of Metamorphosis For all the similarity of personality and conviction, Arkin is Yossarian as much as he is for another reason as well: He is an actor of consurriate skill. A master of personal metamorphosis. Arkin explained how he approaches the roles he plans. "I usually read the script over and over until I have a complete grasp of the story and the emotions of the character I will play. But I don't get too locked in. I leave room for reflexive, impulsive characterization during the shooting of each scene. Then I find myself studying, playing with uncomfortable areas in the character, things that will be difficult for me." When the shooting begins, Arkin approaches his work scene by scene, often rereading and rethinking each take several days in advance until he has a capsule image of what must be acted out. Arkin has paid no small price telling dialect jokes, then taking them apart, trying to see how I could improve on the accents." Choosing Roles Carefully choosing the roles that have been offered him, Ar kin has worked in films only 24 out of the past 48 months. Be tween times ("I hate to be idle.") he directed four short films and three plays, including "Little Murders," Feiffer. by Jules "As I get older, I get more demanding, and most of the scripts I read are terrible." With "Catch-22" near completion and no acceptable script in sight, Arkin is negotiating ta write and direct one himself. "I'd like to direct a feature film," he says. "But I can't imagine myself not acting." Whatever the shape of Arkin's next film role, 12 will get you 5 it will not be beyond his range. Says Nichols: "Alan's limits as an actor? Hmmm." Pause. "Well, I don't think he'could play a 5-year-old child." Another thoughtful pause. "Of course. I was thinking of film and the theater. Now, on radio. . ." THEATER CLOCK (Monday's starting times as provided by theater managers.) RIVER HILLS: Ben-Hur—8. PLAZA: The Love Bug—2, 4, 6, 8, 10 PARAMOUNT: The Great Bank Robbery —12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 1NGERSOLL: Sweet Charity—8. GALAXY: Popi—12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. CAPRI: Oliver—8. 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