The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 5, 1979-Page 5
UnustWho gives a damn
dsetabout Erik Estrada?
IFE IS NOT a bowl of cherries,
but sometimes death is. MAGINE THE CRUST of Erik "Easy Rider"
t For example, an 81-year-old s Estrada, the star of TV's CHiPs. Last week, reports
woman who was set afire by flaming were a-flyin' that the 30 year-old actor had married a
cherries jubilee Thanksgiving Day 39-year-old woman whom he had met while recovering
~ ~ has died as a result of her burns, from his motorcycle spill earlier this year.
Ethel Rowe Bass of Coral Gables, Then, out stepped his miserable agent and denied the
Fla. and a friend, Emily Harris, 81, story, calling it "a complete hoax," and ruining the
were burned when brandy, being day for people columnists everywhere. Ah, but it was
were urned n henabpan dymkeingsynot over. Next, Estrada came forth and gallantly an-
cherries jubilee, flashed into flame.a nounced that, yes, he really IS married to this older IT WAS HIGH TIME once-famous Jack Paar
' The dessert was being prepared person. Ho ha. Sure fooled us. We just didn't know learned how shake his aged booty, and who better to
by an employee of Riviera Country At t thikteach him than stage and screen star Mary Martin.
Club. least pre-teen jean-cream Cassidy had the The never-blinking camera catches the hip duo trip-
Bass died five days later at guts to come right out and get married. The darling ping the light fantastic at Cecil's Disco Supper Club
Miami's Jackson Hospital, and her young man and his nice young lady, model Ann Pen- in Palm Springs, Ca., wlich the Associated Press
friend was treated for burns and nington, exchanged vows this weekend in Los Angeles, would have us believe is the Studio 54 of the Holly-
released. ~ and are honeymooningatranunds sedlocation. woodcelebrity set. Wait till Jack discovers Amyl
£ :v°' . , M d o :. , a°Peggy Cass, the old boat from To Tell The Truth, Nitrate
A p realizes no one is much concerned, and so gleefully an-
,~"~ -nounces her upcoming marriage with accountant Mar-
tin Feeny to all who will listen
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THIS WOULD; BE Teddy Kennedy, noted brother and presidential aspi-. G OVERNMENTAL HIJINKS of the highest order are revealed in Novem-
THISWOU D B Tedy enndynotd brthe an prsidntil api-ber's Washingtonian magazine: The Nixon administration, claims vice-
rant, turning on the old Billy Carter style charm during a campaign speech in presidential 'press secretary Vic Gold, routinely used lookalike doubles for
Los Angeles. many high administration officials.
.4, '+fq~ul. .,eM~ kmi) 1'1Ee:i .$ ,.:S. L. Spiro Agnew, Henry Kissinger, Martha Mitchell (can you imagine?) and
even Richard Nixon himself had doubles who shook hands at airports and NATIONAL R
waved to adoring fans from motorcades and in hotel lobbies, according to Gold. LAMP O Ns
FACT IS, says the article, some of those scathing, vilifying phrases that
leapt to vice-president Agnew's unhappy lips were actually the whimisical John
a sk Peoplem anial 1rhetoric of one Wendell Pumphrey, an obscure actor. Pumphrey, hired by the Belushi
secret service as a stand-in for Agnew, reportedly delivered some of the gan-
deloquent veep's choicest lines and best remembered speeches, such as the at- Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri-6:00, 8:00,10:00
tack on Nixon's media critics. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri-Adults $1.50
Now that they've burned down RINGO STARR 'S house, .,The hook to all this is that Gold, the only reliable source for the information, til 6:30 (or cap)
is there any chance of getting that Beatle's reunion? is a known practical joker, who would presumably stop at little to brighten your ed, Sat, Sun-:50, 3:50, 6:00, 8:00,10:0
Fat, fat chance, say the Fab Four, who are loath to reunite for fear of otherwise dull news day.wed, sat, Sun-Adults $1.50 ti 2:15
sounding less than forever-memorable. However, Paul McCartney, Elton (or cap) Adults $2.50 til 4:30 (or cap)
John and Eric Clapton are getting together for a concert on Dec. 29 to raiseY,,.
money for Cambodian children. Place undecided. 44.
Q " What's 18 years old, non-profit, costs about $750, and The Ann Arbor Film Cooperstie Presents at Nat. Si.: $1.50
has killed 15 people? Wednesday, December 5
The Outward Bound program. This week's riveting issue of PeopleEEU
magazine carries a feature story on the wilderness training school that (Alfred E. Green, 1939) Aonly-NAT SCI
teaches citifiedftlk to survive in the rough. The sessions usually end with an tAmeric's funniest performers in the 30s were n the radio Radio comedy
endurance tesnot unlike the twelve labors of Hercules, and; well, once in h d America n perforr il b0re on t radi y Raic
chaned Aerian hmorfror visual barnyard buffoonery to loony surrealistic
awhile, someone doesn't make the grade, so to speak. Angry parents and verbal wit Gracie Alen was certainly the most hilarious woman on the air
friends of the young adults who have perished are trotting off to court to see with a dizzying, hair-trigger-delivery that left the audience breathless with
if something can't bedone about all this. laughter. This movie is one of the few records of her we have. Funny and at
" HEAVY ILIES THE HEAD THAT the same time a top-notch mystery, written especially for Gracie by the
Plesa LIA S TE LEPATICT fabulous S.S. Van Dine (creator of Philo Vance). Among other things, Gracie's
Please help settle a bet. I say that LINDA L VELA CE, the WEARS THE LITTLE PLASTIC date is thrown into jail on muder charges invented by Gracie. With WARREN
Q " very fine actress and amazing talent, is rich as a queen from HAT. Here, Bonny Prince Charles, WILLIAM, ELLEN DREW. "'Goodnight, Gracie.'"
all she's done. My friends say honk. Who's right? the mery ite yl ii a ii :BUCK BENNY RIDES AGAIN
con-chip factory in Hollinwood,
Sad to say that Lovelace, 30, has virtually no income since she received no England. Those little chips will one (Mark Sandrich, 1940) 8:40 only-NAT SCI
film royalties. Hard as it may be to swallow, the former princess of porn is a day be able to replace all sorts of This Western spoof carries over most of the cast from Benny's great radio
suburban housewife, the mother of athree-year-old boy (how in the world wleprogram. Jack poses as a cowboy hero to impress a pretty singer, but gets
did tha hapen) and she lives in Long Island N.Y. with her husbanda workers-including professors, en- egg on his face when some real outlaws turn up. His sharp-witted valet, Eddie
PP. ' gineers, and people columnists-but "Rochester" Anderson, saves his bacon. With DENNIS DAY PHIL HARRIS,
cable television installer. Attorney's for Lovelace have recently taken action they will never take the place of the ELLEN DREW and ANDY "HEY, WILD BILL, WAIT FOR ME!" DEVINE.
to gather lost and missing assets, and to secure a financial guardian to han- heir to the British throne. So ChasH
die the royalties from her upcoming expose, Ordeal. can be just as casual as he pleases E 10:20 only-NAT SCI
sr nab reBack by popular demand are MOE, LARRY, and CURLY. Tonight we present
What ever happened to crazy old CHARLES MANSON? in protective clothing. It further WELL, WHAT DOES HE WEAR more of their finest, all uncut and typically outrageous.
Q Do you know where can write to him? develops that the women so honored UNDER THOSE ROBES, ANY- Tomorrow: Truffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT
.c.tas to date the prince-according to WAY? Pope John Paul II, the Vicar
Write Manson care of the California State Prison at Vacaville; where he is Parade magazine-address him as of Christ on Earth, has a lot of at Aud. A
serving a life sentence for the bizzare murders of actress Sharon Tate and "Sir," as in "No thank you, sir," or trouble with the wind wherever he
eight others back in 1969. He was denied parole last week, refusing to appear else, "please, sir, may I have some goes. Here, the celebrated pontiff
before the judicial board, and sending instead $200 in Monopoly money and a more?" and recording star suffers modest's
ge-u-fji-recard. adrcrigsarsfesmdsysNow Playing tB t e fel e t e
get-out-of-ail-free blush as a sprightly breeze lifts the
papal robes for a quick free-shot.
Oh, isn 't it just like a Hmmm. Seems normal enoughAHisDWEDNESDAYISFRENITE MONDAY NIGHT"IS
*" woman? Didn't glossy holiness traveled to Turkey and "BARGAIN DAY"ST
LINDA RONSTADT promise made peace with Orthodox patri- $1.S0 UNTIL 5:30 AT STATE 1-2-3-4 Two Adults Admitted
she wouldnt perform to raise TUDENTS with D$150 For $3.00
F ORER EATE RngoStar ach emeriu I ast eek ExEPTWAYIDE TUDNTSwit 1.. $.50 EXCEPTWA YSIDE
money for her main man JERR Y has been burned out of a Holly-
shes boendnurtederformfto raise
wood Hills house he was leasing.
BROWN, and then turn around PEOPLEMANIA acknowledges
The fire caused $135,000 damage to AL PACEaNO
yethe two-story house: There were no the AP and UPI newswires;
Love has no pride, friend, and injuries, and foul play is not sus- allphotos AP.
Linda's stance that rock star s pected.
shouldn't jump into politics has
changed, perhaps with the rising
fortunes of Ted Kennedy (see Arthur[1966R
above). She is slated to do twoyArthur Penn s TUD
benefit concerts with the Eagles this TH E CH A SE Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 6:45-9:20 Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 7:05 & 9:40
one i San Diego, and the006:459:20 Sat Sun 7:05-9:40
other in Las Vegas. bIjdes Seamy Texas town goes berserk w n an escaped convict (ROBERT REDFORD) Wed 1255492 7:05-9:40
0 returns home during a frenzied Saturday night. The modern-day sheriff
BRUCE JENNER and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON sure are (MARLON BRANDO) tries frantically to protect Redford from the town and he
hunks. Are either of them arid town from itself. Written for the screen by Lillian Deliman from Horto
h s Foote's book. With JANE FONDA, E.G. MARSHALL, ANGIE DICKINSON 231 S. State .662-6264
Not any more. Jenner, the Olympic decathelon gold medalist and cham- JANICE RULE and MIRIAM HOPKINS. Mn, Tues, Thur Fri 7:20-9:45 Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 7:00-9.35
pion of Canon cameras, announced a divorce from his wife of seven years, Thurs.: JAILHOUSE ROCK and SWING TIME Sat, Sun Wed 1:35.4:35-7:20-9:45 Sat, Sun, Wed 1:15-4:15-7:00-9:35
and singer-actor Kristofferson axed his six year union with Rita Coolidge, UPPER LEVEL UPPER LEVEL
also a singer. All of this happened last week in the mad, exciting world of the CNEM A GUILD'TONIGHT AT OLD ARCH. AUD.
famous and beautiful peopleJS
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