Sweet Ginger Brown won't be out until next year, but teenage heartthrob Matt Dillon already swaggers promisingly in his first comedic role. Matt plays a homegrown Brooklyn boy who wangles a job as a car-park attendant at a nouveau-riche beach club and later moves up to "cabaña boy." Dillon's co-stars include TV's Richard Crenna and newcomer Brian McNamara, 22, who, one source on the set says, "is even better looking than Matt. He has the most beautiful blue eyes." Bubble-gummers, beware. You, too, Matt.
Neither of Lord Snowdon's children by his first marriage to Princess Margaret seem interested in taking up their father's profession—photography—but there's still hope. Snowdon's daughter by second wife Lucy Lindsay-Hogg, Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones, age 4, showed shutterbug tendencies during the family's recent trip to a vineyard near Rians, France. After a brief lesson, Lady Frances even managed to get Lord Snowdon to pose during an afternoon picnic.
Take me out to the ball game...please
While Robert Redford and director Barry Levinson bantered on the set of The Natural—Redford's upcoming movie about an aging baseball player who returns to save the season—the production team was wrestling with the problem of finding extras for the stadium scenes. For sequences requiring only 1,000 to 2,000 fans, the producers recruited from nearby colleges. But for the final "big game," Redford hoped to make Buffalo's 37,000-seat War Memorial stadium look like a sellout. His pitch included newspaper ads—with a picture of Redford, naturally—and a promised giveaway of props, movie tickets and a trip for two to The Natural's L.A. opening next year.
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