Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 1, 1974 · Page 21
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 21

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 1, 1974
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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wet!., May 1, 1Vri rAYlTTEVILLI, A R K A N S A S Oriental Moviemaker Tells Success Story HONG KONG (Al^ -- Tin- silver Kolls HOVCP glides dowi the hill from elegant Kcpuls. Bay and skims across the q u i e t Sunday morning highway to Deliver the Orient's richest movie m a g n n l c to work. Run Hun Shaw, once at) unknown tlienler operator in Singapore, now acknowledged king of the Rung Fu epic, wili put in a full day as he docs every day at the ' r a m b l i n g couiUryshie studio which seems a remembrance of Hollywood p;j?t. - Hero at Shaw Bros. Lid. are the stables of 110 contract players thai would nlcasc I^ouis R. Mayer. Here are 43 acres make-believe Chinese street scenes wilti cardboard pagodas ancJ temples that Universal Studios would covcl. And here is Rim Run Shaw the slender austere 69-year-old movie ctar who works bis people 7ft hours a week, treas ures his image as father figure to his .stars and is as clominat ing a legend in his time as Mayer. Goldwyn and Zamick were vcars ago. WORK NOT T I R I N G "When one likes to work he does not feel lired." Shaw said as be settled in behind his desk. "I work every day ... Work is the best way to prolong life." It has also been Shaw's lcst plan for riding the Rung Fu trend while it is hot. In the past year Shaw turned out a staggering total of 40 pictures, the majority of t h e m j Kunp, Fu or "action" films! aimed at the export market. He is now working out deals to j co-produce films wit hsludios in! the United States and other | countries. He recently co-produced two films with Hammer studios of Britain. "The Legend of The Seven Golden Vampires" and "Shatter." "The Chinese movie never was so popular as since I started in Hong Kong," said Shaw, telling in Chinese-accented English the story oT his sue* cess. Born in Shanghai, Run Run and his brother Runme Shaw showed early interest in films and left for Singapore in 1927 1o get into movie distribution. The brothers bought one theater and began expanding. By 1950 they owned 120 theaters throughout the Orient and were moving into other parts of the world. Today they own 141 theater?;, including ones in Honolulu. l,os Angeles and San Francisco A n x i o u s to produce his own films. Run Run moved to Hong Kong in 1059, leaving Rurnme to take care of the business in Singapore. ' I n those days the Chinese movie was not much q u a l i t y wise," Shaw remembers, " a n d ; I felt if we could make movies like the movies made in countries all over the world we could do just as well ... 1 proved the point that if the quality of the movies is Rood, people will want to sec them/ 1 "I started everything from scratch. I brought technicians from Europe to Japan, and I started a school lo train actors ... The conditions were the same as the old days in Hollywood .'' But there is at least one d i f ference: there are no unions. Shaw can work his people as long as they were willing to stay on the set. He built "dormitories" at the studio where actors could live during shooting. The dormitories h a v e since been expanded to include four a p a r t mem houses where some performers and technicians live permanently. Shaw provides! the accommodations rent free, ! He dubbed the studio "Mov- ietown" and began a hectic production schedule. The first. Shaw film was a musical,! "Eternal Love." It is still R u n ' R u n ' s favorite. i K U \ G FU ! The studio turned out several- musicals, then switched t o ! films involving swordplay and! f i n a l l y latched onto K u n g Fu. "The cinema audiences like the action pictures," said -Shaw. "They have seen .so many Westerns and oilier type of action pictures. Kung Fu was a new kind of action picture. The people always like something new." Chinese 1 audiences loved it. ·\s one observer of the Hong \ u i i g film i n d u s t r y notes. "In his part of the world it's the riMinl t h a t reaiiy mailers, not -o much the story line." The jopularity in other countries ivas a surprise. "1 changed the look of the movie business in Hong Kong." Shaw. But he acknowledg- Ihat some dislike the change. He has been criticized for presenting excessive Icncc anr! gore. He prefers to call it "action" and says that lie uses it only when it's in tegral to tile script. Shaw concedes that the K u n g Fu craze may be waning and he's p l a n n i n g a variety of f i l m s -- love stories musicals, comc- dies and d r a m a s in addition to Kung Fu. Last week El was reported in Hollywood that Shnw has reached agreement with MOM joint venture will prorluce the which "Taipan" based on the James Clave)! novel bought by MOM five years ago. The picture plans initially were scrapped when cost estimates ran to SI 7. 5 million. Shaw assuredly will produce it on a lower budget. While the f i l m studio has grown, the Shaw empire has burgeoned to include real estate holdings, amusement parks and publications including two movie magazines. Runme Shaw still oversees business dealings f rom Singa pore ;i nd son s ol both have joined the business. Steak: Now A Sign Of Affluence By TOM HOOK A!* Newsfeaturcs Writer Steak has long stood tor the ?ood lite in A m e r i c a , and nu\v it is regarded as a sign of affluence. But, costly as it is. most of us fed the need (or a broiled slab of beef once in a while. Everyone has his own ideas about how steak should be cooked. Time- was when most diners preferred it well done, or at least medium. But today they usually ask for medium rare a raw. Most Coordinators Named Dr. George R. Cole and Mrs. Retty Burke have been selected campaign coordinators for Fay ctleville by David Pryor. demo cratic gubernatorial candidate. Cole, a native of Fayelteville. is a local obstetrician and gync colonist, Mrs. Burke is a local attorney and a housewife. ill some relish it half steak b u f f s have their 'ararilc cut. and this brings up iomelhing 1 h a v e n ' t been able :o figure out: t h e names they give steaks. I'm told that Brit- ins had never hc-ard of London broil u n t i l some Yank informed Most butchers iust what grade them what was. A n d . al- ire buying, but there are exceptions. Unless you know the man behind the meat counter, it is best to get a briefing on the signs of q u a l i t y . Tender beef is heavily marbled w i t h though 1 was horn and raised in M a n h a t t a n . I had never seen a New York steak on a menu until I visited Maryland. As most of tis know, beef is graded by government inspectors for the protection of the consumer. It ranges from prime, the most expensive, to choice, which is generally considered (he best for daily hnuseho'd Tare, and on down the ladder to grades which are tough but still edible. Actually, the bottom levels arc- not rec- ummended unless you blanket them with tenderizer and have a good set of teeth. will Idl of meat Dogpotch Opens D O G P A T C H , A r k . Dogpatch USA opens here Saturday. May 4, for the sixth year, This year the park will feature new rides, new entertainment attractions and r comic strip characters. Located in the scenic Ozarks between Harrison and Jasper. A r k . , the thousand-acre family fun park features the characters, place names and themes created by cartoonist Al Capp in his Li'l Abner comic strip. vhitc streaks o[ fat. And the color of the best tx?ef, experts ay, is bright crimson. Many people think of steak as a cut of neef scared on b o t h sides in the broiler, then served with mushrooms or onions and French trie's. But there are other ways. Steak cooked in beer s delicious, and a cut of round simmered in wine can be a masterpiece. In fact, this method can make a tough piece of meat fork-tender. STEAK IN W I N E SAUCE 3 pounds round steak Hz inches thick 1 tablespoons butter 3 medium onions chopped 2 tablespoons prepared mustard Dash of Worcestershire 1 cup sliced mushrooms *h teaspoon salt V cup red wine 1 to 2 tablespoons flour Brown steak on both sides bultcr. Add onions, mustard, salt. Worcestershire. mushrooms, wine and 14 cup water. rer tightly and simmer I irs. Add mixture of 1 part ....ic- and 2 parts water if needed. Add flour to pan juices and simmer 3 minutes. Add more liquid . needed. Good with chilled ale. Serves 8. Nixon Said 'Callous' WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Bill Alexander. D-Ark.. charged Tuesday that the Nixon Administration had dealt with rural development activities in a "callous manner." He made the remarks before the House appropriations subcommittee. He said he asked that $2.7 billion be appropriated for rural development activities next year. Fuibright Bill Extends Period Of Yef Benefits LfTTLE ROCK (AP) -- Sen. J. \\'. Fuibright. I) Ark., said Tuesday t h a t a bill which he co-sponsored was introduced in the U.S. Senate Tuesday which would extend for two years the period w i t h i n which a veteran or his w i f e or widow may utilize GI bill benefits. Fuibright also is a sponsor of the Vietnam Era 'Veterans Readjustment A s s i s t a n c e Act. which also provides benefits, for veterans. The senator said that the Readjustment Assistant Act provides the same two year extension, but t h a t hill probably will not be voted on until a f t e r May 31. That is the expiration date for benefits for many veterans currently in education and training programs. Fuibright said he thought the- Senate would act quickly to assure that educational assistance benefits for veterans will be extended and t h a t no veteran will lose benefits due to the May 31 termination dale. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Doy» a Week I LOUNGEWEAR and SLEEPWEAR by MR. JACK Reg. $14.98 to $25.00 Right -- Dacron and cotton hostess lounge- wear in prints, plaids and gingham checks. In knee and full length. Jr. Sizes 5-13. VASSARETTE SLIP ; 9 Middle Left -- Vassarelle non cling sljp in Antrol III. A true comfort lo wear. Sizes 32-38. J/199 4 PACESETTER Top left: Henson's Paceselters Robes, Gowns, and Pajamas. Everything to make them your favorites, luxurious look of nylon tricot. Misses 32-38. REG. $T2.00 robe and gown. REG. $10 matching pajamas. .99 $7.99 PAJAMAS-GOWNS Lower Left -- A great value in this group of cotton pa- Jamas and gowns. \ V Fancies -- Basic BIKINIS-BRIEFS 99c 4-5-6-7-8 Reg. $1.25 Values. 0 Lingerie Dept. CENTER AISLE Reg. $3.00 Value TERRY SHOES Scuffs Solids and Patterns S-M-l CENTER AISLE GO-INS \ LOUNGEWEAR "Danville" shifts short sleeve and sleeveless with zip front. Dacron and cotton in plaids and solids. Values to $10.98 "Efaise Solar" -- assorted color -- full prrnt floats. A true comfort. Sizes S-M-L. Reg. $12.98 Sale $6.99 or -- full print floats. Sale $9.99 CEI^ER AISLE SALE STARTS TOMORROW OPEN 9:30-8:30 Famous , . · · PURSE ACCESSORIES Values $3.00 to $15.00 French purses -- billfolds -- key cases Eyeglass cases-- cigarette cases -secretaries. CENTER AISLE Reg. Value* to $12.98 LADIES' HANDBAGS From America's top hand- hag manufacturers -- a group of ladies handbags, in natural and white. Values'to $12.9S Yours for: BUBBLES-SLIMS UMBRELLAS · Vinyl Bubbles · Solids and prints Reg. Values from $5.98 to $7.98 CENTER AISLE $Q99 8 CENTER AISLE OUTSTANDING BUYS FOR THE EARLY SHOPPER · Reg. 6Dc Natural organic clear herb soap. Bio-degradable A /tl r\(\ pure face and body care soap *r/ M I . UU · Value to S6.00 Concave Mini-eye mirror--great for that hard to put on eye m a k e u p · Value to 35,00 Beautiful ".\lelwood"--a plastic jewelry box with tront pull out compartment · Value to S6.00 Tote 'n Travel canvas travel bag. Enhance any en- serable for m a n y a season ........................... 99c il.99 · Value to SI8.98 Exylin-nylon Raincoat in assorted prints and 4 / C QQ solids. · Reg. S4.00 A great comfort t h i s N'eckpillow in satin- solid colors with zip covers Value lo S3.50 Plastic covered mirror, hand held. Also neck mirror , $2.99 . $1.99 CENTF.R ATSLE · ATOMIZER Reg. $3.50 For a perfect perfume mist Sale $1.55 · MATSON MIRROR TRAY Reg. $10.00 A makeup mirror in antique gold or silver finish. A dressing tray for jewelry. Sale $7.33 · DRESS HANGER Reg. $3.00 A scented padded hanger · soft touch. Sale $2.25 · MAKEUP CASE Reg. $5.50 Sale $2.99 CENTER AISLE

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