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3.0 MAY 1972 Approved For Release 2005/01/13 : CIA-RDP88-01365R000300210019-4 i~ AIJ.111 t 1, 0 it I h o-.%7,1 s e. irport one is a U.. representative. winner is pacing, pacing. "I'm doing it just for the Thinking, thinking. An aide up the equipment at noon heck of it," laughs Hop. brings water and moves the and stuff it into the Cinemo- James C. \Vright Jr. (D-Tex.). chair according to instruc- bile, a huge traveling studio "It's kind of a new expert- tions. 1Viniler mops his. rented from Hollywood and once for me." Wright says Prow. "Hot. A bit hot." Soon parked outside. The crew is that though he is a Protest- it is time for take 2, take 3, obviously British; they say. ant, he considers the role to take 4. "Don't forget to do "please" when they nudge be "type casting," and says that pushing into Mr. Lan- you out of the way of a light a crewmember picked him caster, the more the mer. or a cable or a camera. One as one of the real priests in rier " says Winner to the even says "Excuse me, me the group. hired crowd. (Lancaster is darlin's," as he motions ob= What will he do with his always referred to as Mr. atacles aside. After lunch, the crew $25 fee for being an extra? Lancaster.) "I plan on donating it to Most of the people watch- moves to Jim Finley 's several of my favorite chari- ing wouldn't know it was Gym, above Jim Finley's r tics," he says. "The Wright Mr. Lancaster but for his Gwraast in Northeast. get children." lie looks over to personalized chair, which Lancaster comes here to get where the lights are shining. sits next to Winner's. Dur- somebody to do something," "Say! I think I'm supposed ing a break,.a pudgy woman he half-explains apparently to be in there." who works at the airport trying not to divulge too Ten special policemen are cafeteria breaks through to much plot. The film, tiesays, is the first "weighty" trying to keep the tourists, shake the actor's hand. "I'm spy movie since "The Spy away, but one woman g is not gonna wash that hand Who Came in from the through to winner as he sits today," she bubbles later. Cold." in his MICHAEL 1VJNNER And what did she think of In the hot .gyni, a cam- director's chair and an at. that makeup job? "It's beau- tendant hands him another tiful, isn't it?" era, dolly, lights and sound. cigar. "Just one more please," equipment are set up while' calls Winner before take 5. boxers spar, jump rope, and She asks what's going on. punch bags. Into the heart "Just doing a documentary "Last one-let's give it ev film here for the airline" erything," he says before e1 the ruckus walks Winner, lies Winner genially, lie take 6. "One more please," clapping his hands for atten- tion like a schoolteacher. gets up and arranges the he says before take 7. children into the desired When it's finally over, the- "Quiet please 'quiet," he disorder, then bellows an kids (from Bowen School in says. "Now, do any of the enormous "Quiet!" that si- Southeast) surround Win- athletic gentlemen hyah do? lences everybody in ner's chair while Lancaster tumbling or acrobatics; " A He barks to a man 11c" the .checks his hands to make nearby boxer suddenly camera and, -calm cc'ablis?h- sure they aren't peeling. springs into strenuous sit- ed, calls for ".- cUoi~." I'lan The kids ask Winner ques- tips. into the fine." That gets caster says "Good l:,ye, my ti.ons: "What's the name of him Lancaster picture. is merely his way through to the gate, hands his ticket to customer service- a;e?nt Bob Karl), who has been supplied by United Airlines, and walks toward the exit. He will repent the scene six more then Jive more in close-up. "That was all ric;lit, that was good," says Winner after the first take. "Now we"ve got to get to this position again," and he stands on an "X" made with red tape on the lino- leum floor. 'Travelers are let through when the shooting ceases. "We're gonna get its in a movie," laughs one Marine to another as they walk by. "I could never work for a i`Pr}eSts, some are se et V cart mg ,Ill Allc 13 :CIA-RDP88-013658000300210019-4 ans from Catholic fit e 0i" ors H h L - By Toin Shales That was Burt Lancaster. What is Burt Lancaster doing disguised as. a black priest? Ile is malting a movie on.lo- cation, and. the location is Washington. Lancaster, costar Alain De- lon, and a 20-tnan British crew will be here for the next .two weeks filming scenes for ..the film, a $4-million spy cthriller. called "Scorpio." About half the picture takes place in Washington, the rest in Vienna and Paris. "Filming will continue in those cities once, it has finshed here. . Shooting began at Union Station Saturday and conti- nues this week with a mur- der in Georgetown and a car chase through city streets. Other area locations will include exteriors at the White House and the Lin- coln Memorial. . The clock is set at 5:12 but it is really 9 a.m. at National Airport, where director Mi- chael Winner has already been filming for an hour and will film for three more -all for a brief scene that will probaly last less than a minute on the screen. Lancaster, in dark make- up, fake beard, and wig, is playing a veteran C.I.A. agent named Cross, dis- guised as a black priest so he can sneak out of town unbeknown to Alain Delon-. who, as Laurier, has been assigned to kill him. r_ Winner, 'a puffy, curly ;headed authoritarian, is ,stalking through the bedlam at Gate 28 waving one of the :,20 $3 cigars ("Hoyo De Mon- tere ") he has smoked every 'day for the past 10 years and summoning 20 priests and 20 children into a hall- way already packed with technicians -and equipment., "C,ui we have the priests?" '.'he' calls, not yet shouting. `Just fight your way through, gentlemen. .lVe have this bit of machinery there but do your best." A few of the priests really are this picture?" "Was Sniolcey tanned by now, out of his- Robinson here this morn- fake skin, beard, and Aft o, ing?" "Are there going to be, aslang Winner if the brim any riots in the movie?" on his hat is too wide, and "How do you bleed?" Win- striding through a few- takes nor explains, in answer to in which he walks from the the last, that a small explo- top of the staircase across sive charge makes it look the gym floor and out an- like actors are spurting other door, while Leon \lid- blood when they get shot in . dleton, a local boxer slams the movies. As he talks, a into a punching bag. "Ac- little girt, leaning over his tion, Leon!" calls Winner: chair, diddles with the view. Sweat is virtually pouring finder that hangs around his , from the boxers and eventu- neck. - Larry Edwards, 13, has never been in a movie be- fore, but he offers his auto- g,raph anyway. In fact, he in- sists. "I'm a . Professional, man'!" he says, grabbing a pen. How much money will sity, most are actors, and neg. }lc acts 'like lie doesn't know what lie's doing."