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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1975)
thursday, September 25, 1975
Elementary, Dr. Watson
Perhaps no one would be more surprised
at the raging fashion for fiction's greatest
detective than the late Basil Rathbone, the
screen's best-known Sherlock Holmes.
Rathbone, critical of the Holmes series,
said in his autobiography that by 1930 the
Holmes character was "outmoded."
Audiences around the country don't seem
to share Rathbone's attitude and have
turned Holmes into a cult-hero.
Of the hundreds of stage and screen
presentations about the Baker street detec
tive, 16 featured Rathbone and his assistant
Dr. Watson, who was played by Nigel
Bruce. One of the 16, and also one of the
most popular, is The Hound of the Basher
villes released by 20th Century-Fox in
Officially out of theatrical distribution
for 30 years, The Hound of the Baskervilles
has been re-released this year and will open
at the Plaza 4 Theatres Friday.
Included with the feature length film
will be a short film interview with the Sher
lock Holmes author, Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, which also has been out of movie
circulation for some 30 years. The Hound
of the Baskervilles closely followed the
original novel, with its scenes of desolate
moors and the ancient Baskerville
-complete with the atmospheric howlings
in the night.
Also appearing in the picture with
Rathbone and Bruce were Richard Greene,
of later day Robin Hood TV fame, Lionel
A twill, who portrayed the foreboding Dr.
Mortimer, and John Carradine playing
The movie is based, slightly, upon a
script by William Gillette which was con
ceived before the turn of the century.
When released as a movie, it proved so
successful in introducing Basil Rathbone
and Nigel Bruce in the characters of the
detective and the doctor, that they spent
most of their lives playing the parts.
Richard Schickel, of Time Magazine,
said "Hound is "hot a great movie, not even
a terribly good one. But its reissue is
nevertheless one of the happier results of
the current revival of interest in Holmes
and the period that produced him-the last
great fictional man of reason."
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Projectionists on strike
The automatic projectors installed April
21 in many Lincoln theaters are the basis
for the current feud between theater man
agement and members of the Projectionist
Union Local 151.
Last month, projectionists initiated a
strike to protest reduced working hours
implemented by theaters with the new
Since 5 p.m. September 17, Projection
ist Union members have been banned from
involved theaters. Sarge Dubinsky, vice
president of Dubinsky Theaters (Stuart,
Starview, West-O), said- the "lock-out" was
reactionary, similar to the strike by
projectionists. - ,
According to Dubinsky, Westland Thea
ters Inc. (Cinema I and II, State), Douglas
Theaters and Cooper-Highland Inc.
(Cooper, Plaza IV) have formed a "bargain
ing unit" with Dubinsky Theaters to nego
tiate with projectionists.
Dubinsky said the one hour work reduc
tion is a result of "automation." He
contends the new projectors require
"Yqu thread the machine, push a but
ton and walk away," Dubinsky said.
Conversely, . Tony Polanky, a striking
union member, said he believes the auto
matic projectors need supervision, because
they demand continual focus, sound and
Comparing the projectors to an auto
matic airplane pilot, he said, "God, you'd
never fly a plane without a pilot.'
Polanky said projectionists could not
earn a sufficient living wage on the reduced
hours offered by the theaters, approxi
mately five hours a week per theater.
Picketing of the Stuart Theatre has had
no effect upon the theater's operations,
said Dubinsky. The private screening of
Give 'em Hell Harry was cancelled because
the sponsoring Democratic party had
qualms about crossing the picket line, he
said. Many labor unions support the
Democrats, he added.
Lamb's Players perform
The Lamb's Players Street Theatre,
an 18-member group of actors, singers and
dancers from San Diego, Calif., presented
two plays Wednesday on Love Library
"Hark the Ark", based on the Biblical
tale about Noah and the Ark, and "Hound
of Everyman," derived from the fable
"Everyman", were presented at 12:30
and 6 p.m., respectively.
The purpose of Lamb's Players is to
spread, the gospel in an entertaining way,
according to coordinatordirector Glenn
The troupe is traveling from the
Renaissance Fair in Minneapolis, Minn., to
the Renaissance Fair in Houston, Tex.
They present their act at stops along the
wayand stay with sponsors, Hansen said.
The group, now based in California,
includes street theater, puppeteers, a mime
troupe and a film production company
presently working on its first film, accord
ing to Teri Creeger, street theater member.
After leaving UNL, Lamb's Players
will perform at Doane College in Crete
and at UNO before heading south, Hansen
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