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Black Superstars Pool Talent In 'Uptown Saturday Night' Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thuri., July 11, 1974 FAYETTIVI1.LI, ARKANSAS . SUPERSTARS JOIN TO MAKE FILM . . . Left to right, top: Harry Belalonte, Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. Below, Roscoe Lee Browne and Paula Kelly, and Flip Wilson. Eating Too Much WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Nixon's chief economic coordinator, Kenneth Rush, was asked by a newsman what he tells his wife when she is confronted with inflated food prices and a family checkbook that won't balance. "I tell her she's eating too much," Rush . replied with a smile on Tuesday'. He quickly followed ip to tell reporters in the White House press room, "I'm joking. I regret the inflation very, very much." from pounds. Fired Jaws Said esson In Patience OLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- tha Branson, who had her s wired shut to lose weight, s it is "a lesson in pace." i far. Miss Branson, 27, ol umbus, has lost 55 pounds n the 235 pounds she ghed at the start of the en :ed diet 13 weeks ago. er goal is to weigh 120 "It is not so easy to, talk," Miss Branson said Wednesday. 'When you say something you make it count.'* She puts food in a blender and drinks most of it through a straw. Her liquid diet contains about 800 calories a day. Miss Branson, a secretary in the office of Secretary of State Ted W. Brown, says she will stay wired up until she hits her goal "no matter how long it takes." U.N. Day Set WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon has proclaimed Oct. 24 as United Nations Day, citing the international organization for having made "historic contributions to the peace of the world." Nixon appointed Frank Gary of Armonk, N.Y., as the U.S. national chairman to encourage American celebration of the occasion. Gary is chairman of the board of the IBM Corp. NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES (AP) -- What happens when black superstars band together to make a film? They are misunderstood, asserts comedian Bill Cosby. The film is "Uptown Saturday Night," and It stars Sidney Poitier, ' Cosby, Harry Bela- he fonle, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Calvin Lockhart, Roscoe Lee Brown, Paula Kelly and others. Poitier put the project togeth er and directed it for First Art ists, in which he is a partner| with Barbra Streisand, Steve McQueen. Dustin Hoffman and Paul Newman. "Uptown Saturday Night" opened to excellent business in New York and Chicago, but some of the reviews have been dismaying. "As .black film makers, we are subject to a condition in which things get pushed out of proportion," Cosby observed. "In the first place, this is not a black film made by blacks for black audiences. We are Americans, and we made the picture to be seen and enjoyed by Americans." Cosby was especially piqued by criticisms that "Uptown Saturday Night" repeated the old movie stereotype of eye-bugging by black comics. "The color of the skin of black man," said the comedian in a pedagogical manner, "gives more prominence to the whiteness of the eyes than does the pinkish tinge of the white man's skin. OPEN EYES WIDER "Watch George Segal or Jack Nicholson or Walter Matthau or Jack Lemmon when they are doing comedy and you will note that their eyes do indeed bug out. It is only natural in come dy to open your eyes wider." Most of the reviews of "Up town Saturday Night" in Ne\ York were favorable (11 pro, eon, 3 no opinion), but Cosby complained that *'we as Americans tend to be auditioning every time we make a mov- "Nobody talks about a 'white movie.' But whenever blacks do a film, the critics ask 'Is it a black movie? Is it real?' 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