Saturday, July 24, 2010
After Dark November 1972 (Part 2)
In my last post on this issue, I mentioned how there weren't any real articles of substance to enjoy, but there was a great little puff piece on Siegfried and Roy. With their magic and large cats, Siegfried and Roy were taking Las Vegas by storm.
Foster Hirsch did a great little article titled, "Now You See Them, Now You Don't". It was about the "Also Stars". The ones in the supporting roles of the hit movies of the year. People like Madeline Kahn who turned in an amazing performance in What's Up, Doc? and stole the picture from Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand.
Robert Redford had great support from Don Porter in The Candidate. Instead of being a caricature, Don turned in a believable character.
Junior Bonner had an incredible supporting cast in Robert Preston and Ida Lupino.
One is a Lonely Number featured Trish Van Devere supporting Janet Leigh.
The best supporting role in any film from that year had to be Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show. Of course, she went on to win the Oscar for it, too.
Does anybody remember The First Edition? I always thought that Kenny Rogers was a solo performer. To top it all off, Mickey Jones (at the top of the photo) is an actor I recognize from films like Total Recall and many, many TV performances including Charlie's Angels, V, and the pilot film of Misfits of Science to name a few.
I never realized that Kenny Rogers was one of the New Christy Minstrels. It seems he left that group to form The First Edition with guitarist Terry Williams.
The things you learn. In the next post for this issue, it will be about the fashions (or sometimes the lack thereof). Until then, here is an ad for a record album that perplexes me. I'm sure Jim Bailey is a great impressionist, but sometimes I think that in order to appreciate their talent, you have to see them in person.