Good Times (Columbia Pictures) (1967)

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(Mat IB; Still No. 31) Sonny, above, and his singing partner-wite, Cher, make their motion picture debuts in "Good Times,'’ Columbia Pictures release in color by De Luxe. Six Sonny and Cher song hits are heard in the comedy, which co-stars George Sanders and Norman Alden. (Mat IC; Still No. a Beautiful and talented, Cher makes her screen bow in "Good Times,"’ Columbia Pictures release in color by De Luxe, The comedy with music stars Sonny and Cher as themselves, and they also play multiple roles in sequences spoofing sceen stars. ee eee een SONNY In Detroit, where he was born, and in Inglewood, Cal., where he grew up, Salvatore Bono was known as Sonny, even to his family. Today, he’s known as Sonny to millions of music-minded youngsters and adults. He is the male half of the sensational singing team of Sonny and Cher, currently starring in their first motion picture, “Good Times,” a Columbia Pictures release in color by De Luxe at the...... Theatre. The comedy, with music composed and conducted by Sonny Bono, co-stars George Sanders and Norman Alden. Determined on a career in show business and impatient to get started, Sonny left Inglewood Union High School in his senior year. He worked as a truck driver, masseur, waiter and at other odd jobs before becoming a song writer for Specialty Records. He went on from there to learn every facet of the business by working for various record companies. By the time he had met Cher, Sonny had written a number of successful song's. He had played and sung on many recording dates, and he had an expert knowledge of record production. But it wasn’t until he launched a new career, together with Cher, that Sonny really cut loose. One hit record after another poured from the singers, either solo or in tandem. Starring with “I Got You Babe,” which had a sale of close to three million copies, they have been banging out hit singles and such albums as “Cher,” “The Sonny Side of Cher,” “The Wondrous World of Sonny and Cher” and “Look at Us.” Sonny writes most of their songs and arranges all of them. His songs for “Good Times” include the title tune, “I Got You Babe,” “Trust Me,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “It’s The Little Things” and “Just a Name.” “Good Times” was produced by Lindsley Parsons and directed by William Friedkin from a screenplay by Tony Barrett. VILLAIN Oe After an absence of eight years, George Sanders returns to Hollywood films as a conniving movie mogul, Mr. Mordicus, in Columbia Pictures’ “Good Times,” the comedy with music starring Sonny and Cher, the popular singing duo, at the ...... Theatre. Filmed in color by De Luxe, ‘Good Times” was directed by William Friedkin and produced by Lindsley Parsons. Sanders left Hollywood to do “Solomon and Sheba” in Madrid in 1958 and has been busy since making pictures in Japan, England, Egypt, Italy, Israel, Budapest and elsewhere. Sanders’ long career as a screen villain led him to entitle his autobiography, “Memoirs of a Professional Cad.” His role opposite Sonny and Cher is right in this tradition. Besides co-starring as the cynical Mr. Mordicus, Sanders plays three comedy heavies — range killer Knife McBlade, an ivoryhunter in Africa and Zaruthian, the crime king—when he is “cast” as the villain in Sonny’s various daydreams of himself as a screen “hero.” CHER ee ee If Cher, the distaff half of the popular singing duo of Sonny and Cher, hadn’t made it as a singer, she could have established herself as a fashion designer. Currently, the singers are starring in their first motion picture, “Good Times,’ a Columbig Pictures release in color by De Luxe at the..... Theatre. George Sanders aad Norman Alden are co-starred in the comedy with music. Cher dotes on slacks. She has hundreds of them, all pop tops and ankle boots and her fans have taken to wearing them, too. In “Good Tines,” which has her playing multiple roles, she not only wears costumes of a type familiar to her fans but she also is dressed as a frontier dance hall hostess, a jungle tree-top queen, a gangster’s moll and a sultry cabaret singer. Elder daughter of branch hank manager Georgia and Gilbert La Piere, Cher is of Armenian, French, Turkish and Cherokee Indian descent, Cher’s aspirations to become an actress were so strong that, while still in school, she also studied with Jeff Corey, a well-known drama ¢oach. Like Sonny, she was restless for a career and left high school before gyaduating. They met on a double date the week she turned 17. A year later, Sonny and Cher were married and merged their singing talents into one succeesful performing: entity. In addition to their big hit, “I Got You Babe,” which established them as a top singing duo, they have scored with records like “What Now My Love,” along with such albums as “Cher,” “The Sonny Side of Cher” and “The Wondrous World of Sonny and Cher.” Cher not only likes to design her own clothes and shop for material, but she also collects rings. Her fans know this, and they toss rings of all Gegscriptions on the stage when she performs. “Good Times” was produced by Lindsley Parsons and directed by William Friedkin. Tony Barrett jpenned the screenplay from a story by Nicholas Hyams. Sonny Bono composed and conducted the music, which includes such songs as the title tune, “I Got You Babe,” “Trust Me,” “It’s the Little Things,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Just A Name.” ee EEE EERE EEE (Mat 2B; Still No. 66) The popular song team of Sonny and Cher discuss their motion picture debuts with George Sanders in this scene frorn "Good Times," new comedy with music released by ‘Columbia Pictures in color by De Luxe. Sanders, right, plays a Hollywood tycoon — and the villain ina number, of comedy sequences spoofing the Western action dra ma, the jungle epic and the ‘private eye’ thriller. In addition to the spoofing, "Good Times" gives Sonny and Ccher a chance to sing six of their most popular numbers in the Motion Picture International production, See aa a ee ee See ee ene SONNY and CHER ee ee ee One of the shortest routes for ambitious youth to instant fame and fortune today is via the pop tune hit. Through the magic of the all-pervasive recording industry, singers can vault to overnight celebrity and a cool fortune by turning out one or two golden records. Sonny and Cher are two of these phenomenally successful singers who have conquered the Youth World of pop blues, kicky clothes and customized cars. Currently, they are expanding their entertainment horizons by appearing in their first motion picture, “Good Times,” a happy comedy with Music St SNe 8 os cake Theatre in color by De Luxe. George Sanders and Norman Alden are co-starred with the popular singing duo in the Columbia Pictures release. At the time he met Cher in 1963, Sonny had written a number of successful songs, including “Koko Joe,” “You Bug Me Baby” and “Needles and Pins.” He had played and sung on many recording dates, and had acquired a professional knowledge of record production. The singers met on a double date the week she turned 17. Cher remembers that Sonny’s Prince Valiant haircut “made him look kind of weird,” while Sonny didn’t like her at first and thought she was stuck-up. And so, a year later, they were married. During their courtship, they recorded a song called “The Letter’ under the names of Caesar and Cleo. Shortly after they were married they recorded ADVANCE Se ee ee Sonny and Cher, the popular recording stars, make their motion picture debut in “Good Times,” ...... at the estes Theatre, with George Sanders and Norman Alden co-starred. Song's heard in the film include the title tune, “I Got You, Babe,” “It’s the Little Things,” “Trust Me,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” and “Just a Name.” The music was composed and conducted by Sonny Bono, male half of the Sonny and Cher team. Lindsley Parsons produced and William Friedkin directed “Good Times,” a Columbia Pictures release in color by De Luxe, and Steve Broidy served as executve producer. Screenplay for the comedy was written by Tony Barrett, based on a story by Nicholas Hyams. Sonny and Cher play themselves, and multiple other roles, in the Motion Picture International production. one of Sonny’s songs, “Baby Don’t Go,” under their own names. It was a hit. After a record Cher cut as a soloist, they scored again with “Just You.” Their next, “I Got You Babe,” sold almost 3,000,000 copies, establishing them as a top singing duo. “I Got You Babe” is one of the tunes heard in “Good Times.” Others are the title tune, “Trust Me,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Just a Name” and “It’s the Little Things.” Sonny and Cher always are high on all the hot record lists, with their albums and singles selling in the millions, have made many guest appearances on such TV shows as Ed Sullivan, Danny Thomas, Hollywood Palace, Hullabaloo and Shindig, and have travled widely in the U. S. and England on concert tours. When they are not performing, Sonny and Cher lead quiet suburban lives in a modern, Spanish-style house in the San Fernando Valley. They both feel a deep obligation to set an example, personally and professionally, for their school-age fans and their high standards have won the approval of youngsters and adults alike. “Good Times” was written for the screen by Tony Barrett from a story by Nicholas Hyams. Sonny Bono, male half of the team of Sonny and Cher, composed and conducted the music for the Motion Picture International production. Lindsley Parsons produced “Good Times” and William Friedkin directed. Steve Broidy served as executive producer. ee ee ee (Mat ID; Still No. 100) Although she is famous for the slacks she wears while performing, Cher —of the popular song team of Sonny and Cher —appears as a blonde-wigged, sequin-sheathed cabaret entertainer in scenes of ''Good Times," Columbia Pictures release co-starring George Sanders and Norman Alden in color by De Luxe. Among the songs heard in the film are the title tune, "| Got You Babe," "Trust Me," "It's the Little Things," "Don't Talk to Strangers’ and "Just a Name." "Good Times" is a Motion Picture International production. ee en en SIX SONGS eee oe oe Sonny Bono, the male half of the popular singing team of Sonny and Cher, wrote all the music for “Good Times,” the Columbia Pictures’ release in color by De Luxe, in which the singers make their film debut at the...... Theatre. Songs in the comedy with music include the title number, “Good Times,” plus “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Trust Me,” “Just a Name,” “It’s the Little Things” plus a new arrangement of Sonny’s smash hit, “I Got You Babe.” The stars play themselves in the comedy and multiple other roles in sequences spoofing Western action, jungle and ‘private eye’ screen heroes. George Sanders and Norma Alden are co-starred in the comedy, which was directed by William Friedkin and produced by Lindsley Parsons. Steve Broidy served as executive producer. Page 3