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"Basically, if s a three-forone trade. Any album that
we sell for $5.99 can be traded for," Giles said.
"Just a service to people. Records are getting so
Giles said he determined which albums Cig Shot
Records accepts for trade.
"We go through and look at the condition and the
title. What we think is sellable. I take everything from
funk, blues, rock, to jazz, even some classical."
Giles said list pricing by the manufacturer helps him
set prices on his albums. Columbia, or CBS, Records re- .
cently discontinued list pricing.
"I don't understand Columbia's move" Giles said.
"Without list pricing, it makes things more difficult, to
know what a record's costing you."
Ron Howie, a salesman at the RCA regional office in
Charlotte, said RCA had no plans to abolish list prices.'
At the Record Bar, the prime economy records are the
cutouts; regular cata'og albums are $6.99.
"When a record label discontinues an album, they put
out a recall," assistant manager Anne Wilkinson said.
"We send it back to the manufacturer. We ship back what
we can't get because we can't replace it for the customer
if it's defective."
The record companies then send the cutouts back to
the stores through a distributor. Wilkinson said the Record
Bar got its cutouts from a source called "Big Red."
Some records end up in the cutout bin even though
they did not come from "Big Red," Wilkinson said.
"There are times when companies anticipate a greater
demand than actually comes about," she said. "The
Crease and Sgt Pepper soundtracks are prime examples.
We still classify it as a cutout although if s technically an
"It's very possible to see something in cutouts and
find the same thing in regular stock," she said.
The sale price on regular albums at the Record Bar is
"Basically, if s up to the manager what goes on the
(sale) rack, although we do get guidelines from the home
"Our home office makes initial buys on all new re
leases," she explained. "When they buy five or more for
each store, that means they end up on the rack.
"Within that the managers get some leeway of their
own. They're supposed to justify it ... like if an artist is
appearing in the area. They're not supposed to run it on
sale just for the heck of running it on sale."
' The Record Bar's prices are also influenced to some
extent by Big Shot Records, Wilkinson said. There is a lot
of traffic back and forth between the stores, checking
out the competition, she said.
"They undercut us on a lot of items.. They cater to a
different crowd. They don't carry much classical. They
cater to the New Wave crowd."
falls short of pubHcii
Oy GUHA SIIAN".iAn
T A Blake Edwards movie is usually a well
conceived blend of slapstick, sophistication
and satire. But Edwards' newest effort,
S.O.D.. which he wrote, directed and pro
duced, falls well short of its potential. The
advance publicity on S.O.B. promised an ir
reverent, "inside" look at the zoo called
Hollywood and its curious citizens, but the
promise is never fully realized.
Edwards' ' story . deals with' Hollywood's
most successful producer, Felix Farmer,
whose life falls apart when his latest fi!m
bombs at the box office. ; All his friends
desert him, the movie studio wants his fcssd
on a phttcr, end when Fc!ac plunks ir.s a
suicidal dcprcisicn, his wif j .cr.A hz ' rz
l;dy (Ju Andcv.s) packs tp.tr. 2 klh, the
cook and the secretary, and leaves.
Felix eventually snaps out of his depres
sion and announces his intention to re-shoot
his film as an erotic extravaganza. Chaos
results as everybody either jumps on Felix's
bandwagon or tries to shove him under the
wheels. - '
S.O.C.'s premise is a sound one. Edward's
idea was to show the infijhtlr backtilirj
and high-pressure climate that perrr.r-tcs
the movie community. There are few mo
ments when the objective is realized, but
' more often then not Edwards cpis for snides
caricatures and broad send-ups cf rrsovb
Ifs fairly eetsy to spct "Je p;ep!; who
have in soma way displeased him, Robert
Vaughn pbys the president cf the studio a
snceiy, device's type who prefers to weer
h'-h heels, tteek siec'unjs end flimsy
iirteri-e in his bedroom. Shelley Winters is en
agent with a penchant for feathers asxl fe
male companions. Loretta Swit is entirely
forgettable as a shrill, venomous gossip col
umnist Her function in the movie consists
solely of suffering broken bones, hospitali
zation end further physical damage when
falling, down in her body cast
The number 'and variety of stars cropping
up throughout the film are dazzling, but un
necessary since many cf them ere underused
Richard 'Mulligan dees an adequate job in
'his portrayal cf the manic Felix Farmer, but
the mar.ncriims end gestures he employs ere
residue! fi-een his rc!j as Curt cn Seep. Ju!i3
. And. cws' re! is interc;t:rv; if cr.'y bzczv.s it
i3 such a tit cry frem C e sleeky cleen per-,
$one!i:ies sh? played in K'zry Pcpp;n$ tnd
Scvr.d cf Kir.lc. She net cr.Iy ernes end
throws Chiefs but dees en ere lie scene, at
the conclusion in which she teres her e'l.
William Hofden does his usual competent
job even with an absence of noteworthy
dialogue, but Robert Preston's portrayal of a
cynical, wise-cracking doctors shines above
all the rest
The movie falters and stumbles
noticeably toward the end. in order to cover
for this bathroom humor, sound ge;s are in
troduced to keep the story going and f.il in
There have been better movies about
meiurj movies. Last year' excellent offer
ing, Tka Stunt Kizr. is ct2 nctel!? example,
es is All About fve, a relic from the put
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