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					SB - Savannah News-Presa • Saturday, July 6,1991 *

                                              'George M!' Opens With a Bang                                                                                                    Matchmaking Operations
                                             Atovtew                               songi - "Give My Regards to
                                                                                   Broidwsy," "Harrtgan," "Forty-
                                                                                                                                        The key supporting roles of Co-
                                                                                                                                    han's musical family members are
                                                                                                                                                                               Are Making Big Money
                                             By KAY W1LUAKS QRAVia                 five Minutes from Broadway,"                     played beautifully by Nelson Ogles-
                                                                                   "Over There" (the mott popular                   by (George's father), Nora Amend                                                         "It's an innate human condition.
                                                                                   American patriotic aong of World                 (his mother) and Jenny Kate (sis-                                                    We need someone who gives a damn
 Abt(jiii} Van Buren                             There were fire works going off                                                    ter Josie).4n particular, Miss Katx             There are as many as 500 legiti-     about us."                        ;
                                             at the beach on the Fourth of July.   War I). And, of course, Cohan's                                                                                                           By the same token, today's sin-
                                                                                   theme song, "I'm a Yankee Doodle                  - a rising sophomore at Savannah           mate dating operations in the United
                                             But they couldn't have been any                                                        Christian - enlivens the stage ev-          States collecting more than $100 mil-    gles won't lower their standards.
Woman Lost                                   more daxxling and stirring than       Dandy."
                                                                                       "I'm a Yankee
                                             what was going on inside Savannah Yankee Doodle, doDoodle Dandy/
                                                                                                         or die/A real
                                                                                                                                    ery time she appears, with her lyri-
                                                                                                                                    cal voioe and lively tapping.
                                                                                                                                                                                lion annilally in membership fees.
                                                                                                                                                                                    A large singles population seek-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Matchmaker Jill KeUeher of Mill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Valley, Calif., said: "Women don't
                                             Theatre Company as "George M!" Uve nephew of my Unde Sam/                                  Of note, too, are Judith L.            ing the perfect match will, accord-       have to marry now, so they won't -
Her Heart                                    opened to a capacity crowd.
                                                 In a two-hour musical extrava-    Born on the Fourth of July...," the
                                                                                   song goes, and it really is the story
                                                                                                                                    Bullen (Fay Templeton), for her
                                                                                                                                    captivating rendition of "Mary's a
                                                                                                                                                                               ing to an article in Cosmopolitan,
                                                                                                                                                                               pay from $800 to $5,000 for about a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         unless they fall in love. They want
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         passion, the whole thing."
                                             ganza, Director/Star Bob R. Pat-                                                                                                                                                Do matchmaking services work?
And Savings                                  terson and a cast of 30 brought the
                                             audience to its feet and gave Sa-
                                                                                   of Cohan's life.
                                                                                       Bom July 4,1871, to a vaude-
                                                                                                                                    Grand Old Name," and young
                                                                                                                                    Anna Marie Grywlaskl, who steps
                                                                                                                                    out of the chorus during Act II and
                                                                                                                                                                               dozen introductions.
                                                                                                                                                                                   These services range from
                                                                                                                                                                               hands-on yentas operating in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Evelyn Moore, 32, a nursing admin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         istrator, found her husband through
                                             vannah a heck of a Fourth of July     ville family, Cohan followed in his                                                                                                   the Patricia Moore Group of San
                                                                                                                                    lights up the stage with a beautiftil      hands-on tradition of the Jewish
    DEAR ABBY: Because of your                                                                          and
                                             present - some good old-faihioned parents' tap shoesin thebecame a
                                                                                   prominent figure           American              solo in "Down by the Erie Canal."          shtetl to high-tech video libraries       Francisco, after paying a $500 fee.
vast readership, I am writing to you         patriotism.                                                                                                                       where clients shop an inventory of
in the hope that by printing my let-             Toward the end of Act H of        theater. He wrote more than 40                       But rf ally, it's hard to single out                                                 On the other hand, Sondra
                                                                                                                                    what's best about this red-white-          eligibles for dates, life mates and,
ter, perhaps other women (and                                                      plays and musicals,
                                             "George M!," Patterson and com- recting and starring producing, di-
                                                                                                          in most of                and-blue spectacular - and much            undoubtedly, one-night stands.             Sonnenberg paid a Manhattan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         matchmaker 15,500 and met .three
probably some men) will learn from           pany sing "The Man Who Owns                                                                                                           Ads targeting the nation's 72 mil-
my mistakes.                                 Broadway/' a song about the leg-      them.                                            of the credit has to go to the mag-                                                  men she found hugely ineligible.
                                                                                       Sort of like Patterson, no stran-            nificent period costumes, done by a        lion singles are a mainstay in the        Sonnenberg is one of 50 complain-
    Three years ago, I had a torrid          endary early-20th-century song-                                                                                                   classified section of upscale regional
affair with a man right after my di-         and-dance man George M.Cohan,         ger to any of those roles himself .              crew led by Vera Simonaitia; the                                                     ants whose affidavits accompany a
                                                                                   He writes musicals, has a deli-                  set, design by Jenny Hyman; the            magazines, and on radio stations          suit charging the matchmaker with
vorce. This guy was so charming              whom Patterson plays.                                                                                                             with easy listening and classical for-
that before I got'wise to him and                At least for the next two weeks,  clotuly rich singing voice, a genu-              musical direction, by Barbara                                                        overcharging and fraud, brought by
                                                                                                                                    Roth; and especially the choreog-          mats. A number of singles services
broke off the relationship, I had lent                                             ine flair
                                             the song might be changed to "The dance! for comedy, and can he                        raphy, by local dance instructor           depend solely on word of mouth.           New York State Attorney General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Robert Ahjrams.
him a considerable sum of money. I           Man Who Owns Chippewa Square."                                                                                                    Others aim for the broadest possible
had no promissory note, so all was           From the time the curtain goes up         Frankly, watching opening                    Doris Martin.                                                                            "People should be wary, but I
lost.                                        until its "Grand Old Flag"-waving night, it didn't take me more than                                                                  Great Expectations of Southern        don't think they need to ignore these
    A year later, I met someone I            finale, this quintessential^ Ameri- about five minutes to put out of my                                                           California, for instance, bills itself    companies," said Herschel Elkins, a
thought was perfect for me. He was           can musical is a showcase for the     mind James Cagney's memorable                        "George M!" continues tonight          as "the world's oldest and largest        senior assistant California attorney
absolutely beguiling, attentive as           versatile Patterson's many talents. portrayal of Cohan in the 1942 mov-                and Sunday, and Thursday through           video dating service" and claims to       general in Los Angeles who heads
could be, and he made me feel ter-               Is there anything he can't do?    ie "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and be-                 July 13 at the Savannah Theatre,           have nearly 90,000 members nation-        the department's Consumer Law
rific. He was very well thought of,              Besides directing the show, Pat- gin to believe Patterson in the role.             222 Bull St. AU performances are at        wide.                                     section.
and an outstanding man in the com-           terson, STC's artistic director, is a     Credit him for directiofl, too, be-          8p.m., except Sunday's, which is               "People have less time for their
munity.                                      dynamo - carrying the evening for cause he has assembled a remark-                     at 3p.m. Tickets are $12 for gener-        personal lives, but they're lonely             "There are some that are horri-
    A few months ago, he was short           two straight hours of one near-per- able cast - many of them children                  al admission, $10 for senior citizens      and they want someone to nurture           ble and some that are satisfactory.
of money, so I lent him my entire            fectly timed and executed number       - that manages to fill the theater              and active military with identified'       and care for them," said matchmak-         If you find a program you like, fine,
savings with the understanding that          after another.                        with lush sound and vibrant per-                 tion, and $6 for students. For reser-      er John Wingo, co-owner with his           do it. Any legitimate company isn't
I would be repaid in full within the             You've heard plenty of the        formances.                                       vations, call 233-77B4.                    wife, Julie, of J. Wingo International     going to suffer from close examina-
next few weeks. I was "in love,"                                                                                                                                               in San Francisco.                          tion."
trusted him, and didn't want to "in-
sult" him by asking him to sign a
    Well, so far, I've heard every ex-
cuse in the book as to why he can't
pay me back, and I'm afraid this
                                            Future Looks Bright for Sunglasses Designers
will have to be settled in court. Also,                                                        sun's effect on vision, more and look, says Smith,                              to eye with fashion? Wearing tor-            • Desperately seeking a high
I am dealing with the humiliating           By HOLLY SELBY                                                                                'There's the vintage look that       toise shell shades. Or, eveji newer,      fashion look? Try the futuristic
                                            Th» BflMmort Sun                                   more people may be eyeballing life
realization that this guy never really                                                         not through rose-colored glasses but takes the form of '30s and '40s round      sporting marbleized frames, which         styles. Jean, Paul Gaultier's metal
gave a hoot about me.                         • When Joan Erbe feels a bit blue                darker-hued shades.                    retro frames or cat-eye glasses, she     are tortoise shell frames gone color-     frames (ranging from $175 to $400)
    I made two major mistakes:              she slips into something pink - as in                  "Sunglasses are no longer explains. And designers have evoked               ized: Purple mottled with blue,           come in widely different shapes cov-
lending the money in the first place,       pink sunglasses. If she's feeling tres             thought of as just a fashion accesso- other decades, as well: For exam-         black with gold, red with black and       ered with high-tech, futuristic detail-
and not getting it in-writing.              chic, she reaches for her round-                   ry," says Tricia Smith of the Vision ple, Bausch & Lomb's Ray Bans that'        so on, says Neil Rothstein, president     ing - such as tiny screws or nuts
    Abby, please find room for this in      rimmed tortoise shells.                            Council of America, a trade group. come in modified cat eyes in                 of Optical Images in Pikesville, Md.      and bolts.
your column as a warning to other               "I make whatever I wear match                  These days "people need to protect goldtone metal, about $145 at Sun-               Whether you want to look cool or         • Want to be as cool as your kids?
women who let their hearts rule             the glasses," the Baltimore artist                 their skin and their eyes if they're glass Hut, recall the '50s.                old school, mild or wild, there are       Frogskins by Oakley were Dig with
their heads. - RIPPED OFF IN                says. Except for the day that she                  outdoors."                                 Christian Dior's Jackie Kennedy-     sunglasses out there for you, says        teen-agers before catching on with
COLORADO                                    quickly revamped one pair of sun-                     But that sounds soocKfeoelng. Not inspired, large, round frames - in         Eileen Shear, co-owner of Balti-          adults, says Pete Siegle, vice presi-
   DEAR RIPPED OFF: Nobody                  glasses by painting it blue.                      .to worry, Smith hastens to add: As red, brown, gray or olive go for             more's Bernard Shear Opticians,           dent for merchandising for Sunglass
can tell it like the person who has             "I have to wear glasses and some               Erbe has discovered, sunglasses are around $110 at Sunglass Hut, Saks           which carries more than 2,000 pairs       Hut. These sunglasses combine the
been there. Too bad you witt never         ~of them" are^ (prescription) sffiF                 stuttotsrof fun.       —            — —Fifth. Avenue and Christian _Dior        of non-prescription eye wear.             futuristic look with an athletic ap-
know how many women will benefit            glasses ... so I might as wen be in-                  The right sunglasses can give you boutiques - are reminiscent of the                      _
                                                                                                                                                                               _ _ _ _ _ Here r e w h a s n e            peal. Selling for $35 to $55, they were
from reading this letter.                   teresting. I have, oh, six or seven                a glamorous look - what better to '60s, as is Mary McFadden's Holly-             sidered the foremost shades of fash-     first popularized by cyclists on the
     DEAR ABBY: After putting on a           pairs."                                           wear at the beach with your wood collection, about $80 at Sun-                   ion:                                     Tour de France and skiing stars.
 wedding for'our daughter, I feel the           Aah, words the eye wear industry               underwire,r sequlned, retro bathing glass Hut stores.                               • If glamour is your game, go
public could use some do's and              loves to hear.      . • .. .                       suit? If going glamorous isn't>you,        On the flip side of retro is, of      with sunglasses that have an "up-            • For those who want to cultivate
don'ts on wedding etiquette.                    These days, the future looks                   shades can lend you ah air of aloof course, the future.                          sweep" to their frames, says Shear,       ap air of mystery, the "Jackie 0"
     1. Always respond to an invitation     bright indeed for sunglasses design-               mystery, the look of power or a just-      Futuristic shades have "heavy,       ,Try for cat-eye glasses or any slight-   look is a sure bet. Unfortunately, the
when an R.S.V.P. stamped, ad-               ers: As baby boomers age so do                     got-off-the-slopes, ultra-cool style.  dark plastic frames - almost a pop        ly pointed shape that evokes the look    large oval frames are one of the
dressed card and envelope are pro-          their eyes - hence increased fash-                    What's hot in shades this year is art kind of style with over-sized,          of movie stars of the past. Or, for a    harder styles to wear - high cheek-
vided. The hostess needs a "Yes, I          ion interest in glasses. In addition,              either old - as in the retro look - or wide temples," Smith says. —              dressier look, go for frames with se-    bones and small noses come in han-
am coming," or, "Sorry, I cannot at-        with increased concern about the                   very, very new - as in the futuristic - Another sure sign that you're eye        quins or stones.                         dy.
tend." Many respond
they are planning to attend.
  ' 2. If you do accept the invitation,                                                                                                                                        11
please come to the reception - as
 your host and hostess must pay for
 your reservation. (We had to foot the
                                           Career                                     we can balance needs and obliga-
                                                                                      tions In a way that makes sense,
                                                                                      why wouldn'tmen want to get in on
                                                                                      it, too?"                                                                                         WE ONLY
 bill for eight dinners at $25 per per-                                                   The 1991Monitor survey now in
 son for people who accepted but did
 not show up.) A cancellation up to
 five days before the big event is usu-
 ally enough to avoid this problem,
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                                               "It's not too surprising to see a
                                           shift in enthusiasm toward some-
                                                                                      the field will also look closely at
                                                                                      men's attitudes toward work, Ms.
                                                                                      Hayward said, because men, too,
                                                                                      are under tremendous press
                                                                                                                                                                                      DO THIS SALE
     3, Please do not include on your
 response card any more family
 members (or friends) than have
 been invited. Reservations are limit-
                                           thing else, like leisure," he said.
                                                On the other hand, McLaughlln
                                           doesn't agree with those touting the
                                            "new traditionalism," the return to
                                                                                           Not only do they still consier
                                                                                      themselves the primary provii
                                                                                      they generally want a closer                                          IST'f WA SQUAK'f
                                                                                                                                                                                    TWICE EACH YEAR
 ed, and it is rude to add extra unin-      the "Leave It to Beaver" era. Two          tlonship with children than men in
 vited guests. If it is crucial for an
 added guest to come, please ask the
                                            signs of such a trend - increasing
                                            marriage rates and women having
                                                                                      Ward Cleaver's era had.
                                                                                           With the baby-bust generation                                                             SATURDAY 10 AM-5:30 PM
 hostess for permission to do so .          children earlier - aren't happening, following the baby-boomers into the
     4. After accepting a wedding re-
 ception invitation, it is in good taste
  to send a gift.
                                            he said.
                                                After all these years fighting for
                                                                                       work force, the labor pool is growing
                                                                                       at a slower rate. To attract workers,
                                            equal work and equal pay, the notion Ms. Hayward said, employers have
                                            of (town-shifting could tarnish years to make work mesh better with per-
                                                                                                                                       BE HERE SATURDAY AT 10 AM
    Thank you, Abby, for helping me
 air my frustrations. - MOTHER OF           of success for the women's move-           sonal lives for everyone.                        EVERYTHING FROM SPRING AND SUMMER IS NOW AT LEAST
 THE BRIDE IN YORK, PA.                     ment - or at least send a confusing            "That doesn't mean work is
                                            message to employers and co-work- bad," she said. "It's just not the only
                                             ers.                                      thing."
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                                             'Here is another woman who just
                                             can't do it,'" said Ms.McClure.
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     • Install a climb-proof fence to
 separate the pool from the rest of
 the back yard. This is especially im-
 portant for families with children
 under 12. The fence should not block
 views (rf toe pool from the house.
     • Always use gates with self-dos-
                                                   and not getting more for your money,
 ing, self-latching spring locks.                       CALL MOW MB A COUMmTiV* OUOTM
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 above the ground to prevent tamper-
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 completely when the pool is in use.                                                                                                                                                        SKOK'i
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 tbouM be no gaps that allow tittle
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