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Press kit for the 1973 horror movie starring Randy Roberts, Tiffany Bolling, David Bailey, Edd Kookie Byrnes and Madeleine Sherwood.

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MGMEDITORSPORTFOLIO G A NEWFILMEXPERIENCE DlWO=V1151101N NOGLASSES - ALL YOUNEEDAREYOUREYES News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE willreleaseUnitedNational'sproductionof "Wick.ed,Wicked"cu,rrentlybeforethecamerasunderthedirection ofRichard Barewhoalsoproduces.WilliamT.Orrisexecutive producer. riffanyBolling,SGottBrady,MadeleineSherwoodandEddByrnes starinthesuspense-thriller. LALEaDAE-1234 AEBITOTTEBB ### 9:-1-72FromHowardLiebling METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER10202WESTWASHINGTONBLVD.,CULVERCITY,CA.90230.(213) 836-3000 G News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE DavidBaileywillstarinunitedNationalPictures productionforMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer,"Wicked,Wicked" accordingtoexecutiveproducerWilliamT.Orrand producer-directorRichardL.Bare.Baileyis familiartotelevisionaudiencesasthebare-chested manintheMitchumdeodorantspots. "Wicked,Wicked,"nowfilmingatMGMStudios,also toplinesTiffanyBolling,EddByrnes,Madeleine Sherwood,ScottBradyandArthurO'Connell. LALEBDAE-l234 AEBITOTTEBB ### 9-13-72 FromHowardLiebling METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER.10202WESTWASHINGTONBLVD. ,CULVERCITY, CA.90230;(213) 836-3000 News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE DianeMcBainhasbeensetbyexecutiveproducer WilliamT.Orrforarolein"Wicked,Wicked," aUnitedNationalPictureforMGMrelease. RichardL.Bareisproducer-directorofthe chiller.TiffanyBolling,ScottBrady,Madeleine Sherwood, andDavidBaileystar. ### LALEBDAE-12349-14-72FromHowardLiebling Qt)202WESTWASHINGTONBLVD.,CULVERCITY, CA. 90230.(213) 836-3000 G News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE RandolphRobertshasbeensignedtoaleadingroleinUnited National'sproductionforMetro-Goldwyn-Mayerreleaseof"Wicked, Wickep"it wasannouncedtoday(20) byWilliamT.Orr,executive producerofthefilm. ThismarksRoberts'debutperformanceinamajormotionpictureto beproducedanddirectedbyRichardL.Bare. ThefilmalsostarsTiffanyBolling,ScottBrady,MadeleineShe'r-woodandAtthurO'Connell. ### LALEBDAE-1234 AEBITOT 9-20-72 FromHowardLiebling METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER.10202WESTWAS HINGTONBLVD.,CULVERCITY,CA .90230.(213) 836-3000 G News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE RogerBowenhasbeensignedtoakeyroleinUnited National'sproductionforMetro-Goldwyn-Mayerrelease of"Wicked,Wicked,"it wasannouncedtoday(22)by WilliamT.Orr,executiveproducerofthefilm. Bowenappearedin"M.A.S.H."and"Petulia,"and willbeseenintheforthcomingfilm,"Steelyard Blues"withJaneFonda.Hewasfeaturedinthe"Arnie" televisionseries. "Wicked,Wicked,"ataleofpsychotichorror,is beingproducedanddirectedbyRichardL.Bare. TiffanyBolling,ScottBrady,MadeleineSherwood ArthurO'ConnellandEdd ' Byrnesalsostar. LALEBDAE-1234 AEBITOT ### 9-22-72FromHowardLiebling METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER.10202WESTWASHINGTONBLVD.,CULVERCITY,CA.90230.1':) 13) 836-3000 G News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE JackKnighthasbeens i gnedtoafeatureroleby executiveproducerWilliamT.OrrinunitedNational's PicturesproductionforMetro-Goldwyn-Mayerrelease of"Wicked,Wicked." Knight,whoappearedintheBroadwayproductionof "ThePrimeofMissJeanBrody,"wasseenin"Rosemary's Baby,"andthefilmversionof"PlazaSuite."Heis nextfeaturedinRobertAltman'sforthcoming"TheLong Goodbye." Thefilm,producedanddirectedbyRichardL.Bare, starsTiffanyBolling,ScottBrady,MadeleineSherwood, ArthurO'ConnellandEddByrnes. LALEBDAE-1234 AEBITOT ### 10-3-72 FromHowardLiebling METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER10202WESTWASHINGTONBLVD. ,CULVERCITY,CA. 90230.(213) 836-3000 G News from MGM FORIMMEDIATERELEASE ComposerPhilSpringerandlyricistIrwinLevine havebee nsignedb yexecutiveproducerWilliamT. Orrandproducer-directorRichardL.Bareto writetwosongsforMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer's"Wi.cked, Wicked. " Oneisthetitlesongandtheotheriscalled "I'llBeMyself,"bothtobesungbyTiffany Bollinginherroleasanightclubsinger. "Wicked,Wicked"starsTiffanyBolling,Scott Brady,MadeleineSherwood,ArthurO'Connelland EddByrnes. LALEBDAE-1234 AEBITOT ### J.0 -- 11 72FrumHowardLiebling M ETRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER10202WESTWASHINGTONBLVD. ,CULVERCITY,CA.90230.(213) 836-3000 f WI CKED,WI CKED NEW TECHNIQUE Aninnovativescreenp roc ess,twoyearsi nde ve lopment, hasbeenperfectedandutilizedforthefirsttimeintheUnited Nationalpicture,"'Wickec;1,Wicked I"forMetro-Goldwyn-Mayerrelease starringDavidBailey,TiffanyBollingandMadeleineSherwood.The radicaltechnique,namedDuo-Vi sionandcreatedbythefilm'swriter-director-producerRichardL.Bare,involvestheuseofdualscreens inanoverallaspectratioof2.65to1withtwocontemporaneous framesprojectedsidebysidefromasingle35mmNomodi fica-tionofprojectionequipmentisnecessaryandanytheatreequipped withanamorphiclensesandawidescreencanexhibitfilmsproduced inDuo-Vision. Althoughsplitscreensequencesandmultipleimageshave beenseeninthepast,thisisthefirsttimethatanentirescreen-playhasbeendesignedforparallelimages.Usedprimarilyforthe depictionofsimultaneousparallelaction,theprocesslendsitself tothedelineationofcauseandeffect,thetruthandtheuntruth, flashbacksintime.,visionsofthefuture-- withouttheabrupt interruptionofthestory'smaincontinuity.Theaudienceisallowed toviewsimultaneouslytheprotagonistandtheantagonist,thechaser andthechased,nomatterwhatphysicaldistanceliesbetweenthem. Dualimagescanportraythevitalelementsofthedramaexactlyas theyarehappeningandastheyrelatetooneanother.Theycan, withcausticcandor,showasituationthewayacharacterbelievesit tobeandthewayit reallyis.Inthenaturallimitationsoftime METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYERINC.,10202W.WASHINGTONBOULEVARD,CULVERCITY,CALIF.90230 - (213)836-3000 -2-andspacearehurdledeffectivelyand"Thisnewdualscreenf ormi samind-blo(,,) e:c.-r '- s a' 8creator Bare ."Youcansaygoodbyetot h eo ldcliche'Me anwhiler backat theranch.'" Baregoesontopointoutthatonlyinafilm thetheatre)canastorytellero fferwithanysemblanceoforderbi-lateralaction.Anovelistwouldcreateanunnecessaryburdenon thereaderwerehetoattempttodepictactionandeventsoccurring simultaneously.Hecanonlydososequentially. "Ipicked"Wicked,Wicked"fortheintroductionfortwo reasons,"saysBare."Itisasuspensedramaofthepsycho-killer genreandtheentireactionislaidinanancientseasideresort hotel.Naturally,IpickedtheHotelDelCoronadoinSanDiego forourlocations.Theplotandthesettingcombinedbeautifully tomakeourdualscreenswork." Whenaskedif thetwopicturessidebysidewouldtend tobeconfusing,Barehadthisto "Youkidding?Today's audiencesaremadeupofkidswhohavebeenbroughtupondoing theirhomeworkinfrontofthetelevisionset." Actually,thetechniqueasit hasbeenappliedto"Wicked, Wicked"involvesanactivescreen - andapassivescreen-- dialogue fromonlyonescreenatatimewhilesilentfootageunreelsonthe otherscreen,butalwaysscenesthatbeararelationshiptoone another.Forinstance,asRick(DavidBailey)searchesforJason's (RandyRoberts)secrethideawayontheleftscreen,theaudiencesees himontherightscreensittingimmobileinhisatticsharpeninga -3-lethallookingknife.WhenRick'ssceneends,Jasonputsthebook down,risesandexits.Ashestal ksLisa's(TiffanyBolling)room ontheleftscreen,weseeherquietlygettingreadyforbedonthe rightscreen,unawareofherdanger.Thedynamicsofthedramaare intensifiedastheaudiencebecomesomnipotentinitscomprehension ofthethree-phasedaction.FlaehPacksintheoldsensearejust that:old,sincetheforwardNinst't .e'8mofthest6ry remains ' , unhindered. 11872 o ISC'OVB!r( DuringtheyearsinwhichWilliamT.Orrwasanexecutive atWarnerBrothersstudioshelaunchedthecareersofdozensof actorsinastringofhighlysuccessfultelevisionseriesandfeature f films. RecentlyOrrturnedtoindependentmotionpictureproduction andformedUnitedNationalPictureswithdirectorRichardL.Bare. FortheircurrentprojectforMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer,"Wicked, Wicked,"OrrandBareconductedatalentsearchofw"ideproportions, interviewinghundredsofhopefulsforaparticularrole. "Weknewexactlywhatwewantedintheroleofthekiller," saysOrr,whoisexecutiveproducerofthefilm."Weneededintensity andpassionaswellasinnocence ,acombinationofqualitieswe foundtoberareamongthemany ,manyyoungactorsweinterviewed. " Thesearchendedwiththes igningofRandolphRoberts. Anintenseandseriousyoungbynature,Randolph ,astudentat theSchoolofPerformingAr tsi nSanDiego ,willnowmakehisfilm debutin"Wicked ..Wicked." BillOrrisexcitedabouthislatest"find." "It'simpossibletobelievethatthisisRandy'sfirst motionpicture,"claimsOrr ."Althoughhehasperformedextensively beforeliveaudiencesinsummerstock;hisexperienceinfrontof acameraisverylimited.Ye thehasapresencethatrevealsitself onfilmthatIhavefoundtobeveryrare." Photoattached IIET ..O GOLDW1NMAYfAI,.C. ,1Q'". BOULEVARD.CUlYE"CITY.CA!.IF. -.'''''alAEB ,'lA -2-DirectorBareisequallyimpressed."Therearemany difficultscenesinwhichRandy,asthepsychotickiller,must wordlesslyandsubtlyexpresshisprogressionfromnaivehandyman tocrazedkillerinamatterofseconds,"Baresays_"Withall this,Randolphhasstill to hischaracterquite sympathetic." AnativeofRanqolphservedinVietnamasa beforereturninghometoattenQFresnostateCollege.Whileworking insummerstock,hewas byotherplayerstoenrollat theSchoolofPetform:i.ngArtsinSanDiego. ### WICKEDWICKED EddByrnesFeature HAPPYTOBEAGING Morethanafewactor shavebeen"burdened"lilithearly stardom."Burdened"becausetheactorbecomessopermanently identifiedwiththecharacterthatmadehimfamousthathefinds italmostimpossibletobeaccept e dbythepublicinanyother role.sucha"problem"befelltheyoungEddII Kookie"Byrnes. CastinastarringroleinoneofAmerica'smost successfultelevisionseries,II77SunsetStrip, II'Kookie"fast becameahouseholdword.Thehair-combing,wise-crackingKookie becametheidolofmillionsofteenagers,asymbolofthenew generat i onoftheII hip"youngpeopleofthelatefiftiesand earlysixties.Hisfirstrecord,IIKookie,LendMeYourComb," earnedtheyoungstaraGoldRecord. Asoneofthemosttalkedaboutandpopularyoungstars inthecountry,itlookedasthoughEddByrnes'careerwasset forlife.Butwhentheshowwascancelledin1965hediscovered analarmingfact;tothevastAmericanaudience,EddByrneswas indeliblyetchedontheirmindsas"Kookie."Producersanddirectors werereluctanttohireEddforfearthathecouldnotovercomethis strongidentification. Notonetobedauntedbythisirony,Eddwasdetermined toprovehimselfarealactor,notjustaflukeofperfectcasting. HeheadedforEuropewherehisreputationhadnot precededhim.and foundthattherehistalentwasmuchappreciated. "Itwasdefinitelytherightdecision,"saysEdd."Iwas METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYERINC.,10202W.WAS