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Sunday, August 8, 1965
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6-B Sunday, Aug. 8, '65 BY HARVEY TAYLOR free Prest Stiff Writer The imperturbable but bumbling benevolence of Samuel Pickwick has for more than a century been a sort of image of what is good, solid and decent about the Englishman. His rotund figure, his beaming sideburned face surmounted by the bald pate with Its fringe of hair and his now "traditional" costume of short cutaway, tight breeches and calf - height boots, are the artists' prototype for conventional English middle - class Christmas cards. It seems t hat even when Charles Dickens in 1S36 hastily wrote "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club" to run as a monthly newspaper serial with some drawings his editor had already bought that the figure which ultimately emerged as Pickwick was already such an image to the British public. Anyway, Dickens working then as a newspaper reporter manfully met every deadline and brought to life the figures in the drawings and many more that he dreamed up himself. "The Pickwick Papers," as they later came to be called, were an almost immediate success in England and later all over the world. BY PETER BART (C) New York Timet Service HOLLYWOOD The mounting tensions of the cold war seem to be inducing more and more Hollywood stars to take a stand on political issues. In so doing the stars are rejecting Hollywood's longstanding unwritten rule that performers should maintain strict political neutrality for fear of antagonizing sponsors or pressure groups. Raymond Burr, star of the Perry Mason television show, has visited Vietnam four times recently and is now embarking on a heavy speaking schedule to marshal public support for an intensified war against the Viet Cong. Bob Hope, traditionally a fence-sitter, is so upset over the Vietnam situation that he has fired off telegrams to Secretary of State Dean Rusk and angrily harangues friends about the importance of taking a more militant posture toward world communism. U-D Series: Celebrities And Dates Attractions slated for this year's U-D Town and Gown Celebrity series range from a civil rights protest play to Helen Hayes. Leading off Aug. 29 will be Stan Kenton's internationally-known band. On Oct. 3 the National Band of New Zealand will perform, followed by the orchestra San Pietro, a 28-piece chamber group, on Oct. 24. "In Whit America," the widely - acclaimed civil rights documentary that was performed in Cobo Arena this spring, will be the Nov. 1 attraction. French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour (remembered for his role in Francois Truffaut's "Shoot the Piano Player") takes the stage Nov. 13, followed by Miss Helen Hayes and company on Dec. 3. Moving into 1966, flamenco-guitarist Carlos Montoya, comes in on Jan. 23. Closing out the series on Apr. 16 . will be Jean-Leon Destinl and hi3 company of dancers. That In GALORE ttarrlns lY LORELEI pM Baby Doll of Burlesk J (. : LORI LEWIS J? " 1 GINA SIMONE Af5 j 1 MISS PATI-KAKE Y r) I JONI JONES fg I 3 fllURIOUS COMICS l Vf" 1 Yakaa Vakini I, 11 .V,VJ lBiday Oi Vtil. Artirt J k Y 1 rMmthi. DETROIT FREE PRESS NEW MUSICAL, NEW STAR ore's 'Pickwick9, Hem's Marry i Even Claude Debussy, one of the most sophisticated of musicians and possessed of the normal Gallic Anglophobia, wrote a prelude "Hommage a Pickwick" as his tribute to the kindly old man and ended it with a muted parody of "God Save the King." IT'S NOT surprising, therefore, that Pickwick should get OlltlC ANTAGONISTS Dan One long-standing Hollywood celebrity, Ronald Reagan, now Is considered a leading candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination In California. George Murphy, Mi-other veteran Republican, wa elected to the Senate last fall. Several younger TV stars, among them Dan Blocker of "Bonanza." and Robert Vaughn of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." are active campaigners for the Democrats and are even considering running for public office. Vaughn, a liberal Democrat, already has had several brushes with the John Birch Society in California. Blocker, also a liberal, not long ego committed the ultimate heresy by engaging in a bitter political argument with Hedda Hopper, a Goldwater Republican, at a banquet financed by Blocker's sponsor, General Motors. Richard Widmark has devoted well over a year to co-producing and starring in a film, "The Bedford Incident," which he describes as a vivid delineation of "The reactionary militaristic Barry Goldwater - type mind." The central character in the film is a naval captain who. In his zeal to humiliate the Soviets, precipitates a nuclear accident. The heightened political activity is apparent on many levels in Hollywood. Wendell Corey, for example recently won a seat in the Santa Monica City Council and hrs vastly stepped up his participation in local affairs. Such stars as Marlon Brando (editor's note: see Louis Cook's interview in today's DETROIT Magazine) and Steve Allen are very active in civil rights causes. Kirk Douglas and Charlton GMT S's'AW E C AND HIS 8:30 p.m., Memorial Bidg, SUNDAY, AUG. 29 INCLUDES: 7 nights Hoia ROUND TRIP JET TO HEW YORK DINNER AND SHOW IT WIN -QUARTER AND HOUSE OF JAPAN HAWAIIAN LUAU AND SHOW 3 ADMISSIONS AND VISITS TO FAIR 1863 LIVERNOIS, Drt. 21 UK 2-7555 NORTHLAND CT8 S'FIELO tl 6-2345 H&TIANO CTR., 0ET. 36 V 1-370O WONDERLAND: LIVONIA GA 7-0620 al )iarry F V ; nj t " i """ ' ft f l&sv. , A ? MR. PICKWICK, at drawn long ago by still another tribute this time in the form of a full-scale musical the star of which, Harry Secombe C.B.E. not only fits the physical conformations of Pickwick but had dreamed for years of portraying him on the stage. All the more remarkable If one Is to believe the advance publicity on him is that Secombe originated the idea Glint Eves Blocker, Hedda Hopper. Heston have spent considerable time recently as goodwill ambassadors for government agencies overseas. Burt Lancaster and his wife have been principal backers of a privately supported plan to bus Negro children to the affluent Bel-Air section of Los Angeles to attend schools there. The Increased activity has put some of the stars in difficult positions. Raymond Burr recently spoke before the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and, while his prepared remarks were well-received, he plainly was not prepared to cope with some of the complex questions put to him. "The government has its best minds working on this problem and we must trust their judgment," he replied to some doubting questioners. Burr advocated a toughened stand in Vietnam and urged the government to "throw a shield" around all the free nations of southeast Asia. Bob Hope, whose most recent telegram to Secretary Rusk urged an immediate end to United States aid to any nation supplying arms or otherwise dealing with the Viet Cong or Its allies and supporters, concedes his concern over his increased activity. "When the public knows what your politics are, it makes it harder to make jokes at the expense of both sides," he says. "Suddenly your jokes are colored." "Besides," he adds, "the sponsors don't like it." At present, however, Hope acknowledges that he's "charged up" about the criticism of the Vietnam war and of U.S. intervention in the Dominican Republic. "People seem to forget we're at war," he says. Memorial Bldq., Box O 34M02 - $3. S2. SI E ORCHESTRA 3TTi LEAVE EVERY SUNDAY CALL for Your fRfE.TOlDrt Si i BARBRA STREISAND in "FUNNY GIRL" and London't imath Hit "HALF-A-SIX PENCE" r- wJ L moss FOR OUR NEW Phiz and as recreated, with tome accuracy, by Britisher Harry for the musical "Pickwick" and talked. Wolf Mankowitz, the novelist and playwright, into doing the book for it. "Pickwick," which ran for two years In London, Is now on Its first American tour and will play f oar weeks at t h e Fisher Theater starting Monday, then will play three in Washington, and then on to Broadway. It has already played San Francisco, Los Angeles and Cleveland. Described variously as Britain's "most lovable comedian" and a "bundle of rubber-ball bounce," Secombe has been working them ever since he was a schoolboy in Swansea, Wales, where he sang in the f choir and appeared as an en- j tertainer with his sister, Carol. AFTER SERVING in the British army in World War II, during which he found himself in the "Central Pool of Artists" entertaining troops with his singing and comedy, Secombe got his first break in London's Windmill Theater in 1946. Soon he was teamed with an Army buddy named Spike Milligan and a young comedy genius named Peter Sellers, who has done all right, too. He and Sellers, among others, worked on "The Goon Show" a way-out British radio show. Secombe then became, gradually, one of England's top stage, radio and TV personalities ultimately to be rewarded by Queen Elizabeth with one of Britain's highest decorations : Commander of the British Empire. He was married In 1948 to his childhood sweetheart, M y r a Atherton, in Swansea, where his brother Fred is vicar of St. Teter's Church. They have three children, Jennifer, Andrew and David. He reads avidly, owns 3.000 books, is a camera nut and writes articles, short stories and poems. He's also writing a novel based on his experiences in the theater. He likes to kid himself. Some samples: ON WOMEN: "The things I hate most about women are CAST YOUR FATE I VINCE GUARALDI T R I 0 UN 4-1204 Three Famous Flays Presented la the Manner of Century Ago HENRY FORD MUSEUM THEATRE fVCNINCS T 30 (tuot TaM.) MUTINCI SAT. AT t-J9 ALL SEATS RESERVED TtUphoM mtrratioM 271-1414 GREENFIELD VILL&EE NEW E IN FUN CEDAR POINT SANOUSKY, OHIO TEEN DANCE Friday - Auf. 13 - 8 P.M. Adm. SI. 00 per person IES EL G ART & ORCH. Aug. 14 - 8:30 P.M. S2.00 per person MONDAY", WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: Ride all rides all day only S3 DANCING NIGHTLY UNDER THE STARS RitU th 330 ft. SPACE SPIRAL T SSI SEASON the men they're married to. i think Zsa Zsa Gabor is the most beautiful woman I've met. She and Cyd Charisse came into my dressing room once. We were a wonderful trio." ON MARRIAGE: "I was married to Myra by my brother Fred he was out of work at the time. Does a good job. Cheap, clean collar, prepared to travel. Home life is wonderful. It deflates me and takes me away from the fantasy of the theater. I came home one night after signing my first $3,000-a-week contract at the BEGINNING MONDAY AT 8:30 " 'PICKWICK' IS THE NEXT BIG BROADWAY HIT" Hollywood Reporter DAVID MERRICK Producer of such great musicaJ his as "HELLO D0U.YT "THE ROAR Of THE GREASEPAJNT and tXIVERT PRIOR TO BROADWAY HARRY SECOMBE Y (HE NCW MUSICAL COMIDY Based on Dickens' posthumous papers of the Pickwick CkJb "PICKWICK IS A BIG, BEAUTIFUL, FAST MOVING SHOW! IT'S EXCITING AND SHEER ENTERTAIN- MENT" Peter Bellamy, Plain Dealer "PICKWICK IS A LIVELIER HAPPIER SHOW THAN 'OLIVER AN EYE-FILLING AND VASTLY EN- Trnti ilium nnnnnnriAii n tK A N N i KK . Book by WOLF MANKOWITZ by CYRIL ORNADEL Uriaky LESLIE BRICUSSE totjLtbtBtbySEAN KENNY KOGEKFURSCaaJ PETER RtCE BtradedbT SEATS NOW OPEN today at NOON Monday thru Thursday at :30 and and Menanine S4.50, Balcony $5.00, at B 30 Main Floor and Mezzanine Matinees on Wednesdays. August IB, t r.M. Main rioor ana Mezzanine li-UKOt WtIN KKtbtNIb 1-tbllVAL rKcLUUt k k DETROIT'S GREATEST SUNDAY, AUG. 15 - v o vJASIE VBRUBECK k W k k . DAVIS 'XG!LLESPIE Carmen MCRAEXSMITH'' k , ALL SEATS RESERVED. $3 - $4 - $5 - $4 MAIL ORDERS. FESTIVAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. CO COBO ARENA BOX OFFICE DETROIT 26. ENCLOSE STAMPED. SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE. TICKETS ON SALE: COBO ARENA BOX OFFICE; HUDSON'S Downtown, Northland, Eastland, West- land; MUSIC WORLD. 4861 Woodward. MARWIL'S sV Northland t Secombe, Palladium. My wife said : 'Andy's got the measles'. It brought me down with a bump." ON PHOTOGRAPHY: "My pet hobby. I'm a director of a photographic business. I was spending so much money, it seemed a cheaper way to get my equipment." The main supporting characters with Secombe in "Pickwick" are Charlotte Rae, as the buxom and importunate landlady who gets Pickwick thrown into jail for breach of promise and the versatile Roy Castle who has been seen on numerous American TV shows as Sam Weller. I N CUeUnd Tony Mastroianna, Pres (Krectantaf IAN FRASER ERIC ROGERS r r GILLIAN LYNNE PETER COE j at Box Office Mail Orders Accepted Sunday, August 15th at 7:30. Main Floor S4.30, S3. 75, S3. 20. Friday and Saturday $7.00, Balcony $5.00. $4.30. $3.75 $3.20. 25 and Sept. I and all Saturdays at fi.oa. Balcony $4.00, $3.50, $2.50. .......,..,.....,.i CONCERT C0B0 ARENA 8 P.M.I 4 o and Westland. - - The Broadwav Picture: Plays and Their Tickets NEW YOR K Current Broadway attractions, leading playact, ttiaafrars and ticket situations: "ANY WEDNESDAY" Barbara Cook, Jeffrey Lynn, Rosemary Murpnv! Music Box; comedy of problems of a buriness tycoon witn his mistress, wife and business rival; available. " "BAKER STREET Frlti Weaver, Inga Swenson; Broadway; spectacular musical about Sherlock Holmes' adventures; available. . . "BAREFOOT IN THE PARKM Anthony Roberts. Mildred Nstwick; Bilt-more; comic problems of couple 9ettinfl adjusted to married lite; available. "DO I HEAR A WALTZ?"-Ellzabeth Allen, Sergio Franchi; 6th Street; Richard Rodgers' new musical of bittersweet romance of American girl In Venice; available. "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" Zero Mostel; Imperial; musical play of Jewish father in Czarist Russia with problem of marrying off several daughters; sells out, plan ahead. "FUNNY GIRL" Barbra Streisand; Winter Garden; musical about early career and romance of Fanny Brice; sells out. plan ahead. "GOLDEN BOY"-Sammy Davis; Ma-lestic; musical based on Clifford Odet's drama of boxer's career and personal troubles; available. "HALF A SIXPENCE" Tommy Steele; Broadhurst; British period musical about a clerk's romantic and other problems when he Inherits a fortune; near capacity. KENNETH E. SCHWARTZ fc NORTHLAND CHILDREN'S SATURDAY. AUGUST THE INVISIBLE A Charming Matieef .. , NORTHLAND PLAYHOUSE r ITlfT-WWlrTairTr Kenneth . ichv.artz presents Tuesday, Aug. 10 ELAINE ROBERT In th World's Muticai TIME AND PRICES: Tuw., Wad., Thurt. 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Anna Jackson, Alan Ark in; Booth: zany comedy of man who palms off wife on a friend, remarries, then wants first wifa back; capacity. "OLIVER!" Robert Ramsev. Meora K. wedae; Martin Beck; return -9gemerf of British musical based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist"; available. "THE GLASS MENAGERIE" Georga Grizzard, Jo Van Fleet; Atkinson; revival of Tennessee Williams' first successful play; bittersweet study of family relationships; available. "THE ODD COUPLE"-Art Carney. Walter Marthau; Plymouth; hilarious comedy of two buddies separated from wives who run into complications when they set ud bachelor establishment; big hit, plan ahead. "THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT" Diana Sands. Alan A Ida; Anta; girl retaliates for ousting from apartment on moral grounds by moving in with man who tattled; avai'able "THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT -THE SMELL OF THE CROWD" Anthony Newev, Cvrll Ritchard; Shu-bert; Newlev's musical fantasy about the little man bucking the establishment; available. 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