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Page Two


Friday, May 24, 1968




by Daniel Okrent

Go to Blaises, ward othe blahs



PICTURE THE scene. Peter Cook, star and co-creator with Dud-
ley Moore of the eminently successful Beyond the Fringe, is
sitting in his room somewhere in London, with absolutely nothing
to do. M9 picks up the phone and dials his friend Dudley.
"What're you doing, chum?"
"Oh, nothing," Dudley replies.
"OK. Let's do something really preposterous, inane, ridiculous.
and absurd. Y'know, a movie or something."
"GREAT! We 'an re-write Dr. Faustus into Technicolor!"
Thus, Bedazzled. I can see Messrs. Cook and Moore, two very
funny people, along with director Stanley Donen, standing around
on the set and proposing alb sorts of idiocies, slapping one another
on the back andgetting all sorts of yuks -out of their mutual zani-
ness. I honestly don't think I've ever seen a film that the makers
obviously enjoyed putting together so much.
Moore and Cook concocted the idea, Cook put together the
sublimely insane script, Moore wrote a score- that is wholly incon-
gruous, and Donen, whose direction is none, reaching out and
grasping at hundreds of balloons, also produced the film.
THERE ARE KIND things to be said about Bedazzled. Both
Cook and'Moore, who play George the Devil and Stanley the Faust,
respectively, must have been born funny. Another bright spot is
the performance given by Eleanor Bron, who plays Faust's Helen,
a short-order waitress with light-blue eye makeup.
I've met Miss Bron before. She sits in the UGLI, chewing her
gurm with frantic jaw movements, her eyes exploring the room for
a likely pair of pants. He walks by, and she looks up from her
book, which she hasn't been reading, and soon they are sitting in
The Brown Jug. They ego to his place, where she tells him how,
wonderful he is, that he has such a fine mind and "Oh,. I just
love Brahms' operas." He serves her a glass of wine, she gurgles
about its "bouquet." Then he places his hand on her mid-section
and she begins giggling fitfully and never stops. He walks her home,
gnashing his teeth and groaning all the way. -
Even with the fine performances given by the three leads,
and some cruel, morbid jokes on old people and other misfortunates
that provide some perverted glee, Bedazzled is bepuzzling. It doesn't
make any sense and it suffers from the insertion of some last-
minute moralizing %(this resembles a dying mother-killer pleading
for mercy because he's an orphan). But it is nicely irreverent,
making fun of some of our most sickening institutions, notably the
organized church, Jackie Kennedy, and Julie Andrews. And it is so
nonsensical it is maddening.


By LUCY KENNEDY called the whole Megillah. A
Epicure choice of sirloin or filet (from the
EuraewAnchoor "Sublime Gaef s li Society of
Blaises, anew dAnn Arbores- Steaks") is excellent, Shrimp
urant in the downtown Shera- cocktail, baked potato with melted
)n, is a Village Bell-level estab- Cheddar, roasted tomato, salad,
shment with a better menu, and strawberry shortcake com-
The atmosphere purports re- p .etethe Megillah for a well-spent
xed elegance and generally suc- $6.75.

ceeds. Specializing in a variety of
solid American food service, ac-
cording to the management, "with
a flair," Blaises is worth a trip
for fine steaks and creative side
dishes. Portions are generous and
there's plenty 'of excellent bread
on the table.
Th, specialty of this house, to
complete its Irish atmosphere, is

Students may find Blaises
quite handy as a place to go
when parents are around to pick
up the tab. Soon, however, it may
be worth taking a girl to the
Sheraton, By midsummer, Blaises
will be one of Ann Arbor's few
restaurants with a band.
Other Blaises specialties along
with the -Irish line are Isabella

Beeton's lamb stew, corned beefr
and cabbage, and Dublin broil.i
There is, however, nothing par-i
ticularly foreign about the food
except an added kick to the tra-
ditional American meat and po-{
Beerdon draught is also recom-
mended. With the Irish reputa-
tion for drinking it has to be a,
high point at Blaises. The man-1
agement recommends it: "A pint+
of Plain is your only man."
Right now, for the well-heeled{
members of the student body
looking for a switch from the Bell+
or the Rubaiyat Blaises is an ex--
cellent means to meet the summer
challenge of dullness.
The Sheraton creates, with
Blaises, a little island of New York
at Huron and Fourth. Elegance is
appropriately spare in simple,
deep-green rugs and toned-down1
appointments, and the Irish mo-
tif is well-delivered.+
However, with cafe curtains and,
wood paneling to chair level top-
ped with green velour, the Uni-
versity gourmet can easily imagine
himself a young Madison Avenue
executive. One is inclined to ques-
tion how Walter Mitty business
magnate is doing a block~ down
from the Ann Arbor City Hall, but
the change is nice.
The New York atmosphere
spreads from the decor to more
subtle touches. Nice looking wait-
resses, all students, pass for at-
tractive Irish colleens in white
peasant blouses and black patent
In its aiiriness and good light-
ing, Blaises may not necessarily
reflect Manhattan, but it is ex-
tremely refreshing, and reassur-
ing, to see what you're eating.
Blaises completes its credentials
- - - ----

of a quality restaurant with what
is undoubtedly the best wine list
in Ann Arbor.
Another added attraction is
classy service. My ashtray was
cleaned twice and my water glass
was never empty.
Blaises meets Duncan Hines'
criterion for a good restaurantl
with excellentacoffee left on the
table on warmers heated by
Equally good are the salad
dressing, clam chowder, and ve-
getables. The main course spe-
cialty--a thick filet mignon-is
Dinners run from $2.P.5 to $6.75,
and lunches are in the $2 range.
For those that want a Rainbow
Ropm instead of an Irish Mama
Leone's, the Sheraton plans a
penthouse restaurant geared for
those who want to get dressed up
and let the smoke get in their eyes
over cocktails.
If Blaises food and service is
any indication, the new restaurant
will be as good of an investmentf
as daises is now.

-Daily-James Forsyth
Prpa ring for the transition
Workmen knocked down several inside walls yesterday in the old
Administration Bldg. in preparation for the move of several
departments and the LS&A deans' offices into the building. It
seems, from this picture, that the Plant Department is succeeding
in doing what some students had attempted in the past.


there's a
e ex~erX wAO'


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9 :25

--Daily-James Forsyth
Pining at Blaises
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