Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Rona Barrett is one of the best known pioneers and innovators in entertainment reporting and publishing in the USA. Rona developed the first in-depth personal TV specials about the celebrities of film, television, music, sports and politics and published a series of magazines on the entertainment industry for consumers and for industry insiders, including Rona Barrett's Hollywood. Below are covers from three of Rona's Hollywood magazines.
TV Action - Holiday Special: 1973
Harry & Paul overcome to armed guards and a Secret Police Chief to free Nadia Holstein and bring her back from behind the Iron Curtain. Picking them up in a helicopter, the Contessa takes them back to her Roman Villa, where Nadia is reunited with her Husband, Professor Franz Holstein, an electronics expert who has defected. Some months later,a lone man also escapes over the border and makes his way to the Contessa's villa, where he request asylum! He claims to be Rubowski, Holstein's one time assistant, Harry, however, is suspicious and sets up a public rendezvouz at a pavement cafe in Vienna. It is Holstein who reacts, almost throttling the man, who subsequently pulls a gun and takes the Professor & Contessa hostage. Wounding Paul & Chino, he makes the Contessa drive her Rolls as a getaway vehicle. As Harry borrows a Police bike and pursues, Rubowski is revealed as Zutler, the former head of Secret Police, disgraced since Frau Holstein's escape. As the Police pursue both, Harry makes a desperate bid to stop the car, hurling it over a hill into its path. His escape blocked, Zutler is overpowered by Harry and handed over to the Italian Police.