Archive for Friday, June 21, 2013

40 years ago: Summer movie season begins in local theaters

June 21, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 21, 1973:

"Summertime is Show Time!" proclaimed a banner on today's page of movie listings. Patrons of Lawrence movie theaters this week could see Peter O'Toole in "The Ruling Class," an anthology of "Ten From 'Your Show of Shows,'" "The Mack," "Walking Tall," and a new musical adaptation of "Tom Sawyer" with Johnny Whitaker and Celeste Holm. The banner at the top of the page urged movie fans to "Watch for These Summertime Attractions.... 'Mary Poppins' ... 'Live & Let Die' (Bond) ... 'High Plains Drifter' ... 'Paper Moon' ... 'Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid' ... and MORE!"

Members of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board, Lawrence City Commission, hospital medical staff and representatives from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce were all meeting this week to discuss possible future building needs of the hospital. According to LMH board president Warren Rhodes, projections indicated the need for expansions to the current facility that could cost up to $6.2 million.


Ron Holzwarth 5 years ago

Every time I see a reference to 'Paper Moon' I am reminded of one of the big disappointments of my life. I was a college student in Hays, Kansas while it was being filmed, and there was a casting call for extras for the film. But I did not hear about it until far too late. It turned out that a fantastic number of women showed up for the casting call, but so very few men showed up that practically every one got a part as an extra in the film. My psychology professor told that to the class, and explained that it was due to Ryan O'Neal's popularity among women. But, I don't think I had ever heard of him at the time.

So, if I had heard about the casting call in time, I might have gotten a part as an extra in the film!

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