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NTERTAINMENT BEVERLY HILLS NEWS DECEMBER 28, 1995 PAGE 25 Iden Globe Film Nominees Little Violence on Screen bq Erin Gebroe ontrary to previous years, violence is not the lead role in films nomi- for the 53rd annual Golden Awards, announced Dec. 21 at the Hilton hotel. romantic comedy "Sense and starring Emma Thompson nominations, more than any f]m. Another romantic comedy, American President," starring Douglas and Annette Bening, J five. Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Foreign Press Association, will present the awards during at ceremony at the Bevedy hotel Jan. 21, said the only two violent films nominated "Bravehear' and "Casino." Because it takes place in a far away in the past, "Braveheart" would not promote violence in today's Takla-O'Reilly said, adding that takes place in Las Vegas, a in itself. "Casino' is in a very defined locale," "If you don't want to be part of you're safe." Along with the absence of violence, "There isn't one movie that ran away with all the awards," Takla-O'Reilly said, adding that that allows more people to be recognized. More than being a precursor for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes reflects a friendlier relationship between American and foreign films, Takla- O'Reilly continued. "It's amazing how they're beth clos- ing in," she said, explaining how foreign films are becoming more accepted in the United States. And as the importance of the Golden Globes grows, so does that of the Holly- wood Foreign Press Association. =As the international market becomes more important to the studios and movie makers, then the international press becomes more important," she said. Takla-O'Reilly said she is happy that the Hollywood Foreign Press Associa- tion is in Beverly Hills because the city's name is recognizable. "All around the wodd it's known," she said. The associa- tion has about 80 members who corre- spond to foreign countries. The agency, currently at 292 S. La Cienega Blvd., is looking for another site in Beverly Hills large enough for a theater for movie screenings, Taida-O'Reilly said. Hilts-based HoUywood Foreign Press  nominees for the 53rd annual Golden Globe Awards Dec; 21. The nomirmes "Apollo 13," "Braveheart," "The Bddges of Macron County," "Leaving Dr Comedy: 'q1'm Amedcan President," "Babe: "Get Shorty, - 3abd': Drama: Nicolas. Cage, "Leaving Vegas'; Richard Dreyfuss, =Mr. Hopk, "Nixod'; lan McKeUen, '1:luud llr'; Seen "Dead Man Walking." Drama: Susan Sarandon, "Dead Man WaJldng'; Elisabeth Shue, Sharon Stone,;', ":; Mend Streep, "the Bridges of Ma _=mma Thompson, "Sense and :' Direoton Mike Rggis, "Leaving Las Vegas'; Met Gibson, "Bmvehea; Ron Lee, "Sense and Sensibifity'; Rob Reiner, "The Amed- Martin So0rsese, =Casino." TELEVIAN Drama: =C,l'ago Hope: "ER:' "Murder Or," =NYPO Blue," "Party of Draw: Daniel Benzati, "Murder One*; George Clooney, "ER"; Dad "The X,Fdes"; Anthony Edwards, "Ei; Jimmy Stairs, "NYPD Blue." Drama= Gillian Anderson, =The X-F'des'; Kathy Baker, =Picket Jane Seymour, =Dr. Quinn, Medcine ER.  Musical or Comedy: "Cybill," =Frasier," "Friends," =Mad About You," Iland America Sets Sail olland America will set off on its 29th wodd voyage, sailing from Los Angeles to New York on Jan. cruise, on a classic luxury liner time-honored wood paneling, and specially commissioned artwork, features the Panama South Pacific Paradise, Australia, Discovery, and Asia and Arabi- It also includes voyages to Italy, Israel, Turkey and Portugal. In addition to the cruise line's exem- plary service, it offers special menu selections such as fresh fois gras and an enhanced lecture program focusing on the cultures of the regions visited. Fares start at $19,730 per parson, double occupancy for an inside state- room and $28,400 for an outside state- room. Anthony Hopkins was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of the late President Richard M. Nixon in "Nixon." Nixon's Beverly Hills Ties Recalled bq Steven Herbert lthough Richard M. Nixon is most identified with Whittier, his home- town, or San Clemente, site of his Westem White House, the late presi- dent, subject of the recenthj-released film biography, =Nixon," lived in Beverly Hills from 1961-1963. Nixon moved to 410 Martin Lane in Trousdale following his loss to John F. Kennedy-in the 1960 presidential elec- tion and left for New York City following his loss to then-Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown Sr. in the 1962 gubernatorial election. But that was not Nixon's only tie to Beverly Hills. He conducted one of his most famous news conferences here on Nov. 7, 1962, the moming after the election. Nearing the end of a nearly 15- minute monologue reviewing the cam- paign and its newspaper coverage, Nixon said, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentle- men, this is my last press conference." The New York Times took him at his word, including the following in an edito- rial the following day. [Nixon] is a man of obvious compe- tence and capacity, but unless a political miracle occurs, he is not likely to com- pete for important electoral public, office ever again." However, nearly six years later on Nov. 5, 1968, Nixon was elected to his first of two terms as president. Nixon was also present at the Bever- ly Hilton for a happier occasion. In 1955, he presided over the hotel's initial flag- raising ceremony, where he reminisced about his boyhood days when the area occupied by the hotel was a barley field. Jack Lemmon to be Honored at Berlin Film FestiVal bq Sleven Herbert everly Hills resident Jack Lemmon will receive the Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at the Bedin International Film Festival Feb. 23, orga- nizers recently announced. "There is no one more deserving of such an honor than Jack Lemmon," said Moritz de Hadeln, the festival's director. "For more than 40 years he has delight- ed motion picture audiences throughout the wodd with some of the most memo- rable performances ever captured on film. The pictures selected for showing in our homage to Mr. Lemmon serve mere- ly as a 'taste' of his extraordinary work." Among Lemmon's 12 films the festi- val will show is, "Save the Tiger," which Lemmon won the 1973 Best Actor Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has several Beverly Hills ties. Lemmon's character, Harry Stoner, a troubled women's dress manufacturer, lived on the 700 block of North Arden Drive. In the film's opening scene, he lamented that his teen-aged daughter Audrey was attending a Swiss boarding school and longed for her to return home. However, his wife Janet (Patricia Smith), while reciting a litany of prob- lems in Los Angeles, rejected her daughter going to Bevedy Hills High School because, =They are shooting horse [heroin] in the toilets at the high ow , The film's final scene takes place at Roxbury Park. After a difficult 24-hour period which included Stoner's decision to hire an arsonist to bum his business to collect the insurance settlement, Stoner walks toward the left field fence of the park's baseball diamond where a group of children (culled from actual Beverly Hills Little Leaguers) are playing. A !ine drive hits the left-field fence and Stoner drapes his sports coat over the fence, opens the gate and picks up the ball. "Hey mister, throw the ball," the pitcher shouts. Stoner then twirls his right arm three times, winds up and his throw sails over the fence alonthe first-base line and toward Olympic Boulevard. "What did you do that for," the pitch- er asked? Stoner, who in the film's first scene had criticized contemporary major league baseball players as being, "anti- septic kids," and longed for a pitcher with a dramatic windup like Johnny Van- demeer, said "1 thought you ought to see it just once." Nonplussed, the shortstop said, "You can't play with us mister." Stoner then walked behind the fence, closed the gate and gazed at the field. Lemmon also has played a role in the city's municipal life, serving in 1993 as spokesman for the Citizens for the Preservation of Beverly Hills, which suc- cessfully blocked London financier Robert Manoukian's request to build an 18-bedroom, 21 -bathroom, nearly 46,000-square foot mansion on Tower Road.