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Page 6-Thursday, April 6, 1978-The Michigan Daily
RTS ARCADE.. a weekly roundup

Another view of '62
LOS ANGELES - More American
Graffiti is being readied for production
this summer by Universal Pictures as a
sequel to the hit film American Graffiti.
Paul La Mat, Cindy Williams, Ron
Howard, Candy Clark and Charlie Mar-
tin Smith will re-create their roles.
George Lucas, co-writer and director of
the first film, wrote the original story
'and will oversee the production.
Fans wish Wayne well
BOSTON - John Wayne's recovery
from open-heart surgery has been
marked by phone calls from fans the
world over, including one from
President Carter and a televised get-
well message from Bob Hope.'
Martin Bander, .spokesman for
Massachusetts General Hospital,
where Wayne underwent surgery to
replace a faulty heart valve, quoted
President Carter as saying "John
Wayne is a great national asset. If

there's anything I can do for him,
please let me know. He surprises all of
us with his ability to recover. Tell him
he is in my thoughts and prayers."
During the Academy Awards Monday
night, master of ceremonies Bob Hope
paid tribute to Wayne.
"We want you to know, Duke, we
miss you tonight," said Hope. "We ex-
pect to see you amble out here in person
next year, 'cause no one else can walk
in John Wayne's shoes."
Doctors said that the 70-year-old
Wayne would remain in intensive care
for a few more days, be out of the
hospital in two or three weeks, and fully
recovered and active in about three
In the operation, doctors cut out the
ruptured mitral valve which had been
allowing blood to leak from the heart to
the lungs, causing Wayne to feel weak
and short of breath. The faulty valve
was replaced with a similar valve from
a pig.
Wayne registered at Massachusetts
General Hospital under his real name,
Marion Morrison, in order to avoid
publicity. The hospital refused to

acknowledge his illness until after the
operation had taken place.
Ho w to succed in business
without really trying
LOS ANGELES - Ousted Columbia
Pictures president David Begelman is
expected to surrender to Burbank
police next week on grand theft and
forgery charges.
. A four-count complaint was filed
Friday against Begelman, who was
forced to resign the presidency of the
company earlier this year and has been
retained by Columbia since as a
$300,000-a-year consultant.
District Attorney John Van de Kamp
said the charges, one of grand theft and
three of forgery, cited $40,000 in thefts
from Columbia and $40,000 in checks
forged, with the names of prominent
Hollywood figures. The two amounts
involve the same money because the
checks in question were written on a
Columbia Pictures account, Van de
Kamp said.
The district attorney said Begelman
would surrender to police early next
week. and would be arraigned on the
charges in a Burbank Municipal Court
on a yet undetermined date. Van de
Kamp asked that bail be set at $2,500.
If convicted, Begelman would face a
maximum sentence of 10 years in
prison for grand theft and 14 years for
each forgery charge. Begelman, 57,
was riding the crest of his latest suc-

cess, Close Encounters of The Third
Kind, when his misappropriation of
studio funds was discovered last fall.
He admitted diverting company fun-
ds totaling about $61,000, a figure cited
by Columbia, and resigned in October.
It was not immediately known whether
the $40,000 cited in Van de Kamp's
complaint was part of the $61,000.
"My misdeeds, my misappropriation
of funds ... were aberrational,"
Bagelman said in a statement at the

Bride in artists like Al Price, a well-
traveled painter and writer who is put-
ting Chicago's black history to canvas.
Or Bill Walker, whose acrylic street
scene is entitled, "No Hope With
Dope." Pride in city officials, whose
cultural commitment includes hiring
108 "artists in residence," and ap-
proving the hiring of 347 persons for
work in 64 non-profit art agencies. And
proud of the American taxpayer, who is
paying for it all with jobs money ear-

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From Simon to Shakespeare
RICHARD DREYFUSS, in the role of Cassius, is importuned by Rene Auber-
jonois, portraying Brutus, in a scene from Skakespeare's ".Julius Caeser." The
Play, which is being presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Lepercq
Space, will run through April 23.

At 70, Bette Davis exhibits no
slackening of her enormous energies.
She declined a recent birthday inter-
view - "I'm much too busy with the
Academy Awards and all that."
"That's the best thing for me, having
my work," she said at an Egyptian
location in October. "I would never get
married again; that just wouldn't suc-
ceed. When your children grow up and
leave you, it can be very lonely. Luckily
for me, I've got my work to fill the
When she is not working in films, she
goes on the .road with her one-woman
show, screening highlights from her
film career and commenting on her life
and work.
Miss Davis has alwvays been free and
open in her comments, and these are
some of her remarks in recent times:
- "I've always known the value of
the press. They're just as valuable as
the performances you give; you can't
exist without them. That is something
that is lacking today. Young people
don't realize the value of publicity.
They're fools."
- "It took me a long time to learn to
fight. In the beginning I wasn't that way
at all. It wasn't in my nature, but I
realized that you have to force yourself
to fight for what you want or they sim-
ply won't respect you. I never would
have had the same career if I hadn't
- "The only thing I worry about is
dying without a cigarette in my mouth.
People have suggested that I give up
smoking, to which I answer, 'Whatever
-O Of Human Bondage was my first
step up the ladder, the first time I was
considered a really good actress. The
character I played was the first bitch
'heroine on the screen, and none of the
well-known actresses would play it."
- "Nutsto growing old. Don't you
ever believe that life begins at 40 or that
it's wonderful to be 70. I'd give anything
to be 30 again. Every so often somebody
asks me if I've had my face lifted. I
always tell them. 'Would I look like this
if I did?'"
Celluloid hits the stage
NEW YORK - Playwright
Christopher Durang has come up with a
new comic twist on the idea of life
imitating art: life imitating the
American film. At least that seems to
been one of his basic ideas behind A
History of the American Film, which
opened on Boardway March30 at the
ANTA Theater.,
The play is a series of parodies of
American movies from Orphans of the
Storm to Earthquake. Real characters
get caught up in an endless series of
real movies, unable to break out of their
celluloid prison.
The chief character is Loretta,
beautifully played by April Shawhan,
all blonde hair, innocent eyes and
mouth, and at one point giving a
devastating imitation of a bulgy
Marilyn Monroe.
Loretta is abandoned as a baby in a
movie house, and grows up livg
through Keystone Cop movies, The Jazz
Singer, The Grapes of Wrath, I Was
Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Citizen
Kane, Now Voyageur, Casablanca, The
Best Years of Our Lives, On the Water-
front, and a number of Jimmy Cagney
Katherine Hepburn, Gary Cooper, An-
drews Sisters, western, war, musical
and Monroe films.
Loretta constantly is pleading for
THE END caption, but it only propels
her into a new screenplay.
Wandering through the history of
Hollywood with her are her boyfriend
Jimmy Gary Bayer in a versatile series
of Cagney, Bogart and Brando roles,
her best friend Eve Joan Pape in a
series of wisecracking, boy-losing Eve
Arden roles, Jimmy's other girlfriend

Bette "Bet," played by Swoosie Kurtz,
whose roles include Dr. Strangelove,
and Jimmy's brother Hank Brent
Spiner, seen as Cooper, Henry Fonda,
Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant.
The Arts Arcade was compiled by
A rts staffers Owen Gleiberman,
Mark Johansson, Peter Manis, and
Alan Rubenfeld, from the AP and
UPI wires.

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and horns-plus a not
supporting cast that in
Ron Carter, Jack DeJoh
Jon Faddis, Earl Klugh
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time. "I had neurotic displays of self-
Columbia, unwilling to lose the man
who had saved the studio from the brink
of bankruptcy, suspended -him. Then,
after Begelman said psychiatric
therapy had cured him and Columbia
said he had paid back the missing
money with interest, the studio stunned
Hollywood by returning him to his top
production post in December. Colum-
bia's stock immediately fell.
Community culture
on canvas
CHICAGO - Eleanor Roosevelt,
patron of the New Deal, would burst
with pride at Chicago's community arts
Singing in the Rain
Sound comes to Hollywood and hys-
teria gets to studio ;executives and
bewildered silent stars in this most
Ipopular of musicals with its fine
dancing scenes. With GENE KELLEY,'
NOLDS and CYD CHARISE. In color.
Fri: The Maltese Falcon
Sat: Bergman's Face to Face
Sun: Rules of the Game
I$1.50 I
- TONIGHT AT7& 9:05

marked for the long-term unemployed.
Chicago is a pacesetter in the use of
federal jobs dollars to subsidize the ar-
ts. Through the $6.2 billion public
program, the federal government is
underwriting a coast-to-coast mobiliza-
tion of an estimated 10,000 unemployed
In 1938, as first lady, Mrs. Roosevelt
dedicated the South Side Community
Arts Center in Chicago's black com-
munity. Today it is the sole survivor of
several hundred such centers created
by the Depression-era Works Projects
And today, 40 years later, the center
again is hiring artists with federal jobs
money. This time the program is the
Comprehensive Employment and
Training Act rather than WPA.
The U.S. Department of Labor is en-
couraging the CETA art activities, and
is planning a conference in May to
discuss the arts, with local manpower
"Arts are among the first hurt by
recession. Schools eliminate music and
art classes. Contributions to museums
dry up. The industry literally goes into
depression," says Joyce Bolinger, who
heads Chicago's artists-in-residence
program. "CETA is helping us back
Since 1975, the city of Chicago has
spent $7 million CETA dollars to hire
965 artists. Some $3.9 million is being
spent to hire artists this year alone.
Even without CETA, most artists would-
make a living. But arts officials say
that if the artists didn't have CETA
jobs, they would inevitably try to find
work in jobs held by others - waiting
on tables, pumping gas or teaching
Too late to stop now
HOLLYWOOD tAP) - Bette Da vi
doesn't hide her age, but she doesn't
dwell on it either. "It's just another bir-
thday," she says of her 70th yesterday.
"A big one, I'll admit, but I don't
believe in birthdays."


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