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Deborah Harry auditioned for the lead
in Night People, a film about Los Angeles
folk who toil at night (starring Gene
Hackman), as did WKRP's Loni Anderson,
but niether was chosen; Lisa Eichhorn (see
feature this issue) won.
Egad, NOT ANOTHER one: we made a mis
take in the last issue when we claimedBeing
There was nominated for a Best Picture
Oscar. The nominators weren't so astute.
And Now, That Hilarious Viet
No LESS THAN THREE TV series about Viet
Nam are scheduled for prirnetime, one on
each network. CBb otters bureau, a one-
hour comedy-drama about a news bureau
in Saigon in 1965; Six O'Clock Follies will
appear on NBC, where it's called a
M. A. S.H. -like half-hour sitcom about a
military television station in Saigon. Over
on ABC, look for Bringing Them Home,
another (thev hope) M. A. S.H. -like half-
hour about rank-and-file, soldiery in funny
Also, The Deer Hunter may eventually see
the light of the small screen as a TV
series. CBS refused to air the film in its
full-length version (realizing that the Rus
sian roulette scenes were integral to the
plot), but EMI is preparing some series
scripts based on the DeNiro and Savage
characters after the war. (Other recent
films turned into TV series Breaking
Away, mentioned last issue, and now fbuZ teresting item: Kenny Rogers, whose
Yon Gotta Know When to
Reports that Jerry Lee Lewis willopen
a Nashville night club turned up an in-
Play, in which Deborah Raffin plays Goldie
Hawn and Barry Bostwick assumes the
Chevy Chase role.)
Ovierambition, Thy Name Is
Five.SONGS on Bernie Taupin's forth
coming solo debut album, He Who Rides the
Tiger, have been copyrighted for use as
films. Though his collaboration with Elton
Tohn sold a reputed 100 million records
worldwide, Taupin has remained rather
non-famous, particularly since ceasing to
worn regularly with John. A subsequent
collaboration with Alice Cooper proved
pointless. But the determined songwriter
is high on the possibilities of his new worn.
"The Whores of Paris," one of the
copyrighted-for-film songs comes, says
Taupin, "from my experiences when I was
hanging out at L'Hotel, a crazy small hotel
in Paris, with only 25 rooms, where both
Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt died.
career solidified around the sucoess of
The Gambler," a well-crafted (by someone
else) sentimental C&W tune, and who re
cently starred in a dumb TV movie based
on the song, once ran the same club. But
Rogers, whose appeal is now very
middle-American, was forced to close the
nitespot by persistent police raids, pro
voked by equally persistent nude dancing
Professor Longhair died on Wednesday,
January 30, at age 72, undisputed king of New
Orleans musicians. Through his joyous.
polyrhythmic piano playing and through
disciples like Fats Domino, Art Neville, Allen
Toussaint and Dr. John he created a lasting
influence on American popular music. As
Neville smilingly put it in a 1977 interview,
MGoin' on seventy years old and he's still
treacherous." Longhair's last LP, among the
acts. Lewis plans Ito feature music by live, st a '7 recording career, is re-
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work is in progress; East of Eden is cur
rently filming in the Sauna's Valley, bound
for television, while Nick Nolte is poised to
star in a big-screen version of Cannery Row host. Although this Hick will tae place in
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After 29 YEARS ON TV, American
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and a girl who meet while dancing on the
show and fall in love. Awww. Dick Clam,
needless to add, will play the show's genial
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for his screenplay for The Sting and was
subsequently sued for ripping off the
idea). Michael Phillips (Taxi Driver, The
Sting) will produce... and he 11 also pro
duce Heartbeeps, to star Andy Kaulman. A
dubious distinction for the Uick: it will be
directed by Allan Arkush, whose main
claim to fame is directing Rock and Roll
High School. 4
Albert Brooks is working on a new film
(his first since Real Life) which he's co-
promotion of a singing star vaguely re
miniscent of Fabian.
Damn the Depression,
Sign cm Up
David Geffen, once head of Asy lum Rcc-
' ords, is back in the music business: his new
label, still unnamed, will be the fourth
under the Warner Communications Inc.
banner (after Warner Bros- Atlantic and
writing with Monica Johnson: he'll proba- ElektraAsylum)'and will follow the small
blv direct and star in it too. artist roster formula Geffen devised for
Asylum. Geffens past few years were spent
The STRANGEST PEOPLE show up in Vari- as an ill-fated exec at WB pictures, after
ety's casting news column: Be tail, a sci-fi which he holed up in New York, occasion-
tilm tantasy, stars. Marty KooDins, reter aiiy teacning courses in music oiz survival
Tork. Billv Bartv. the Ricci Martin Band at NYU.
and Toey Mitchell. Marty Robbms is the
country-western singer-songwriter ("El INTO THE FREQUENTLY BORING and gen-
Paso," "White Sport Coat," etc); Peter Tork erally lily-white world ol L.A.S new wave
was once a Monkee; Billy Barty is a well- I club scene" has come the refreshing and
known Hollywood midget; and Rica Mar- highly danceable lorce ol the Bus Boys, a
tin is Dino's son. Producer Joe Buccheri black and chicano outfit some observers
says the flick (title of which is pronounced already call the best rock 8c roll band in
bay-tie and means animal in Caiun) con- town. I heir recent stand at Maaame
cerns a rock promoter who incorporates Wongs West drew top brass from the A.
science fiction and folklore into his con- Times, ElektraAsylum Records and Arista
certs. ..until fiction becomes a reality. "We Records, among others, and prompted
have an eight-foot creature and a space
craft," said Buccheri. Joey Mitchell, by the
way, plays Jimi Hendnx.
Actress Amy Irving and director Steven
Spielberg (after living together many years
and planning their marriage this summer)
split up recently; Amy started spending
time with her Honeysuckle Rose co-star Wil-
one happy dancer to exclaim "We've needed
Wax on the Way
CARLY Simon, who has always had a good
ear for innuendo, is considering some
spring tour dates to pump sales of her
soon-to-be-rcleased ACome Upitain. The
B-52s, meanwhile, have titled their next
opus Urgentissimo and Devo will soon be
lie Nelson, who is many years her senior out with Freedom of Choke, a self-produced
(and still married). Meanwhile, Spielberg venture on which, say inside sources,
is comforting himself with One Day at a they're "going leisure suit." Which should
Time star Valeric Bertinclli, who is many create a stir in Norman, Oklahoma, to say
years his junior. the least.