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Holiday Markets this week


									D        Monday, October 5, 2009

   ‘Chinatown’   Holiday Market’s this week
 fears are water
under the bridge
By RoBeRt W. ButleR
Kansas city star
                                                                            It’s beginning to look a lot
   It’s now regarded as one of                                           like Holiday Market time.
the great films of the ’70s, as                                             The Junior League of
one of the best examples ever                                            Tulsa is the host of the third
of film noir and for featuring                                           annual go-round of the city’s
Jack Nicholson at his cocky                                              largest and most compre-
best. But at the time it was                                             hensive holiday-themed
made, “Chinatown” seemed                                                 shopping event Thursday
headed for disaster.                                                     through Oct. 11 at the John
   So recalls screenwriter                                               Q. Hammons Arena at the
Robert Towne, who has been                                               Union Multipurpose Activ-
hitting the publicity trail to                                           ity Center, 6836 S. Mingo
drum up interest in a new                                                Road.
two-disc DVD release of the                                                 Seventy-five vendors from
Roman Polanski classic.                                                  across the country will offer
   “I first saw ‘Chinatown’ in                                           a one-of-a-kind selection
a screening at the Directors          Screenwriter Robert Towne          of gifts, home and holiday
Guild about a week before it        recalls the love affair with Los     décor, tableware, gourmet
opened,” Towne said. “And           Angeles he instigated 30 years       food, toys, apparel, jewelry,
as I settled into my chair, I       ago in his screenplay for “Chi-      accessories and more. The                              Rita Moschovidis Burke (left), Stephanie Eckman, Paula Settoon and Rania Nasreddine prepare
thought, ‘… We’re gonna get         natown.” associated Press file       Holiday Market supports                              for the Holiday Market at the Junior League. Michael WYKe/Tulsa World
killed.’ I really didn’t expect                                          the JLT and its training and                            Holiday Market will open                   zine,                                  get-one-free during 2-5 p.m.
the movie to work.”                 “I first saw ‘Chinatown’             community programs.                                  Thursday with a preview                       QuikTrip, GableGotwals,                Sunday. People ages 65 and
   It certainly wasn’t a con-       in a screening at the                   Paula Settoon is the Holi-                        party, offering an exclusive                  Capital Advisors, Citizens             older will get a 10 percent
ventional crime drama. Set                                               day Market chairwoman,                               first look at the Market’s                    Security Bank and Adam                 discount off the ticket price.
in the 1930s, “Chinatown”           Directors Guild about a              and Stephanie Eckman is the                          merchants. During 6-9 p.m.,                   Honomichl and Susan                       General admission will be
follows private eye Jake            week before it opened,”              merchants liaison.                                   shoppers will enjoy live en-                  Rouse.                                 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
Gittes (Nicholson) as he tries                                              “Holiday Market is where                          tertainment, hors d’oeuvres,                    New this year throughout             and Saturday and from noon
to solve the murder of a util-      Towne said. “And as I                shopping meets sharing,”                             “mocktails,” door prizes                      the market will be live en-            until 5 p.m. Sunday.
ity executive and stumbles          settled into my chair, I             explains league President                            and 10 percent discounts                      tertainment featuring youth               A three-day weekend pass
into a huge conspiracy: In an                                            Rachael Hunsucker. “As                               available that evening only.                  choirs and musical groups              is $5. Preview party tickets
effort to cement the desert         thought, ‘… We’re gonna              shoppers find treasures for                          Goody bags will be provided                   from across the Tulsa area.            are $25. Group rates are
city’s future, Los Angeles          get killed.’ I really didn’t         their friends and family,                            by Mary Murray’s Flowers,                     Several shoppers’ rewards              available.
movers and shakers are steal-                                            from herb mixtures and sil-                          Sephora and Whole Foods                       are planned, too. Teachers                Tickets are available at
ing water from the surround-        expect the movie to                  ver bowls to party attire and                        to the first 150 entrants.                    with a valid ID will get in   online or
ing communities.                    work.”                               children’s games, they also                          Clubhouse Grill will provide                  free from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.          at the Junior League head-
   The plot twists, turns and                                            support the Junior League’s                          desserts.                                     Saturday’s first 150 shop-             quarters, 3633 S. Yale Ave.
becomes knotted. Gittes                                                  mission to build a better                               Preview party sponsors                     pers will receive free tote            For more information, call
thinks he is on top of things       things,” Towne said. “We             Tulsa.”                                              include Tulsa People maga-                    bags. Tickets are buy-one-             663-6100.
but in reality is in way over       were nervous because it
his head. He has an affair          was a very expensive movie.

                                                                            Will ladies turn from comic?
with the new widow (Faye            And lots of people at Para-
Dunaway), only to discover          mount complained that they
she is wrapped up in a sick         couldn’t figure out the script.
relationship with her ruth-         We were very lucky that our            NEW YORK (AP) —                                    feel pressured by the boss’                  age of slightly less than 55,
less wheeler-dealer of a            producer, Robert Evans, was          David Letterman should                               advances, or were they hap-                  reports the Nielsen Co., a
father (John Huston).               also the head of the studio,         probably care what women                             pily consensual? Did any                     rating service.
   “By the time of the screen-      and he made everyone leave           think about him.                                     other staff members feel                        “It’s very interesting.
ing, I hadn’t talked to Roman       us alone.                              His back-to-back fiascos                           that the way to get ahead                    Men and women think very
for weeks. He and I were               “Otherwise, who knows             this year — a crude joke                             was through Letterman’s                      differently about this story,”
fighting … about the end            what kind of movie we’d              about one of Sarah Palin’s                           bed? Are women who did                       NBC News’ anchorwoman
of the movie, about lots of         have ended up with?”                 daughters and revelations                            not have intimate relations                  Ann Curry said. “The men
                                       Towne sat in on some of           through an alleged black-                            with Letterman upset that                    I’ve talked to think, ‘How
                                    the “Chinatown” editing              mail attempt by a CBS pro-                           those who did may have re-                   could a person within your
   ‘Water’ crimes                   sessions.                            ducer that Letterman had                             ceived special treatment or                  own company kind of be-
      For the new DVD release          “We were struggling to            sexual relationships with                            career advances? Is anyone                   tray you like this?’ But the
   of “chinatown,” screen-          bring the various threads of         “Late Show” staff members                            talking to lawyers?                          reaction I’m hearing from
   writer robert Towne sat          the story together and, frank-       — are likely to hit his repu-                          Letterman’s personality                    women is completely on the
   down with director and           ly, I just didn’t see how it         tation with women.                                   and sarcastic humor seem                     other end. They’re saying,
   “chinatown” aficionado           was ever going to work. And            There are still many un-                           tailor-made for a young,                     ‘How could you have af-
   David Fincher (“seven,”          very late in the game, Roman         knowns following Letter-                             male audience. But the                       fairs, multiple affairs, with
   “Fight club,” “Zodiac,” “The     rejected the truly awful score       man’s admission last week:                           facts tell a different story:                members of your own staff,
   curious case of Benja-           by the original composer and           How many women were                                Letterman’s typical audi-                    and how does that create
   min Button”) to record a         gave Jerry Goldsmith 10 days         involved? Did the relation-                          ence was 58 percent female                   a fair and equal working
   commentary track for the         to write and record a new            ships end well? Did women                            last season, with an average                 environment?’”
   film. he also participated       one.”
                                       Even after seeing the film

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   in the making of a feature-
   length documentary about         for the first time, Towne                                                                                                                                                           Don’t miss
                                    wasn’t sure what they had.
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   impact of the film.                 “My thought was, ‘Jeez                                                                                                                                                           TV for Monday
      “chinatown” had its birth     … we might just barely get
   in Towne’s reading of carey      away with it.’ That was my
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