May 29,1981 / Montrose Voice / Page 5
A cop with a
By ALAN L. GANSBERG
Copley News Service
For a while it looked as
though two Jimmys (Caan
and Woods) would star in
"Partners," a movie abut a
and a cop with a delicate air.
But now Ryan O'Neal and
John Hurt will limn the duo.
If James Woods had been
in the movie, he would have
played the gay cabellero, a
part now assigned to Hurt.
Hurt and Woods starred together in "Eyewitness," and
it was at a breakfast honoring the two of them for their
work in that film that
Woodsrevealed he was up
for the "Partners" role.
However, he was also up for
several other roles, so he
wasn't necessarily dumped
in favor of Hurt.
HOLLYWOOD - "Because I like my privacy,
that's why!" the Divine
BETTE MIDLER yelped at
a neighbor when asked why
she carefully guards her new
Bette reportedly paid
$950,000 for her cottage in
the northern tip of Beverly
Hills and will sink another
half a million into renovations, much of which will be
designed to turn the house
into a hideaway.
"Do you know she's putting in about a dozen big
trees," the neighbor
shrugged. Reportedly, she's
also gutted the bathroom
and will put in an indoor bot
tub so she can bathe her feet
in the height of comfort —
the star of "The Rose" has
often said they're the favorite part of her body.
It's all a far cry from the
one-bedroom flat she once
had in New Yorks' Greenwich Village, where the
landlord used to love to turn
off the hot water, she still
Bette's planning many
changes in her life — such as
doing a film with no vocalizing — but she's going to keep
her very conspicuous car, a
white Porsche with license
plates saying DIVINE. What
One of her new neighbors
will be Hollywood's most famous personal managers,
JAY BERNSTEIN, who recently taped a segment on
himself for an upcoming installment of ABC's "20-20."
Jay is best known for making FARRAH FAWCETT a
household word, then turning
the same trick with SUZANNE SOMERS.
JUST TESTING: That
perennially underrated talent, Tuesday Weld, read for
the sought-after title role in
Norman Mailer's new play
"Strawhead." which is based
on his best-selling "Of
Women and Their Elegance."
The story deals (yet again)
with the life of Marilyn Monroe (when will they ever let
her rest in peace?) and will
be directed by Tom O'Hor-
gan ("Hair") and produced
by Steven Hunter. The show
is budgeted at $1.2 million
and will first be presented
this summer in "workshop"
form before heading onto
Broadway this fall.
NOT WORKING: The ageless Marlene Dietrich is at
loggerheads, to put it politely, with her French publisher, Albin Michel.
After the publicaion of her
long-awaited memoirs in
Germany, where the book
sold less (much) than expected, he is refusing to bring
them out in Paris because
they are "too tame," Le.,
Marlene didn't reveal nearly
enough about her numerous
romantic romps, etc.
But what has really
wounded her pride is the
publisher's suggestion that
she should employ the services of a ghost writer.
Dietrich was not amused
and replied that, having bad
her style once praised by
Hemingway, she did not
need outside help, thank you
IN THE WORKS: Ted
Kennedy is taking (very q.t)
to a Washington public relations outfit about sprucing
up bis image a bit Seems the
first thing they will advise
the senator to do is "find a
... Harrod's (probably the
most famous and prestigious
department store in the
world) is looking for a location in Beverly Hills.
... Also talking: Ann-Mar-
gret and the Radio City
Music Hall. And wouldn't
that be a lucky break for
New Yorkers who have
never seen this talented performer in the flesh?
... Roman Polanski,
buoyed by the unexpected
box-office bonanza of
"Tess," is nonetheless furious about that unauthorized
bio full of unflattering pokes
at his private life. Unable to
halt publication in America,
the fugitive film director has
instructed his lawyers to try
and stop the tome from coming out in Europe.
„. Barbara Walters, kaput
with producer Sy Weintraub,
is keeping steady (more or
less) with N.Y. Yankee
owner George Steinbrenner
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Horseshoes, pool, darts, backgammon
On your way back from Galveston, stop by and see
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Live Theater This
Week Near Montrose
(Friday, May 29, through Thursday,
(Nina Vance) Alley Theater (large
Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians 5 and
(Nina Vance) Alley Theater's Arena
Hugh Leonard's Da (comedy) starring Dale
Helward and Robert Donley 8:30pm Friday,
5 and 9pm Saturday, and 2:30 and 7:30pm
Chocolate Bayou Theater —1823
George Bernard Shaw's Candida (comedy)
8:30pm Friday and Saturday.
Comedy Workshop Cabaret and the
Comix Annex—1905 S. Shepherd—
Comedy Tonight 8:30 and 11:00pm Friday
and Saturday, 8:30pm Tuesday through
Jones Hall—615 Louisiana—222-3415
Houston Grand Opera's The Student Prince
in English, 8pm Friday,
Main Street Theater—Autrey House,
6265 S. Main-524-6706
Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque
(comedy melodrama) 8:30pm Friday and
Miller Outdoor Theater—Hermann
Houston Grand Opera's Treemonisha,
8:30pm Friday and Saturday.
Stages Cabaret Stage—709 Franklin-
James McClure's Lone Star and Laundry
and Bourbon (comedies) 5pm Saturday,
3pm Sunday and 8pm Thursday.
Stages Main Stage—709 Franklin-
Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit (modern classic)
preview 7:30pm Friday and opening 8:30pm
Tower Theater—1201 Westheimer—
Jesus Christ, Superstar, directed by Bruce
Bowen, starring J. Brent Alford, Tommy
Hollis, Maria Ballas (musical), 8pm Friday,
5 and 9pm Saturday, 3 and 7:30pm Sunday,
and 8pm Tuesday through Thursday.
Concerts This Week
In & Near Montrose
(Friday, May 29, through Thursday,
Ab and the Rebel Outlaws (country
Friday and Saturday evenings at the Exile,
1011 Bell, 659-0453; Sunday afternoon and
Thursday evening at Brazos River Bottom,
2400 Brazos, 528-9192.
Randy Allen and the Double Eagle
Band (country band)
Friday and Saturday evenings at Brazos
River Bottom, 2400 Brazos, 528-9192;
Thursday evening at the Exile, 1011 Bell.
Alberto Cortez with the Houston Pops
Friday evening at Jones Hall, 615
Scott Gertner Quarter (jazz)
Evenings except Sunday and Monday at
Birdwatchers (straight), 907 Westheimer,
Friday, Saturday and Thursday evenings at
Our Place, 1419 Richmond, 528-8903.
The Terry Mason/Phil Settle Band
Sunday and Monday evenings at
Birdwatchers (straight), 907 Westheimer.