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From FILMWAYS STUDIOS, this is an ORIGINAL 8-1/2" x 11" four SIDED Screening Program.

This Screening program features a great illustrated cover like the movie poster of the three leads, SUSAN ST. JAMES, JESSICA LANGE and JANE CURTAIN, and inside there are photo images of the cast and production credits.

The front features the great artwork for the 1980 Comedy film,

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living

Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to sleep in the car. Even worse, her war veteran father comes to live with her to turn her life upside down. Louise lives a happy life with her veterinarian husband, Albert. She runs an antique shop on the side, but since it doesn't take in any profit, the IRS considers it a hobby. She needs to come up with the money to keep it going, or she will be trouble with the IRS. Elaine's husband has left her for another woman and without any money. She is in a constant struggle with banks, power companies, and gas stations. She needs money to get by and also catches the eye of police officer Jack. The local mall is having a contest that features a giant money ball that states it will help fight the inflation. Elaine comes up with a plan to steal the money out of it and split it three ways with Jane and Louise. Of course, one catastrophe after another tries to keep them from achieving their goal.

Director: Robert Scheerer

Writers: Robert Kaufman (screenplay), Leonora Thuna (story)

Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Jessica Lange

Cast

Susan Saint James ... Jane
Jane Curtin ... Elaine
Jessica Lange ... Louise
Richard Benjamin ... Albert
Eddie Albert ... Max
Cathryn Damon ... Natalie
Dabney Coleman ... Jack Heintzel
Fred Willard ... Robert
Art Metrano ... Gas Station Attendant
Ronnie Schell ... Bill Pike
Michael Bell ... Tom
Sybil Danning ... Charlotte
Al Checco ... Tim Lundy
Susan Tolsky ... Patty
Garrett Morris ... Power & Light Man

It's a nice screener for fans of these ladies or this film!

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MORE INFO ON JESSICA LANGE: Jessica Lange of most recent American Horror Story fame was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA on April 20, 1949, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model for many years, until producer Dino De Laurentiis cast her as the female lead in King Kong (1976). The film attracted much unfavorable comment and, as a result, Lange was off the screen for three years. She was given a small but showy part in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979), before giving a memorable performance in Bob Rafelson's The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), as an adulterous waitress. The following year, she won rave reviews for her exceptional portrayal of actress Frances Farmer in Frances (1982) and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie (1982) (as a beautiful soap-opera actress). She was also outstanding as country singer Patsy Cline in Karel Reisz's Sweet Dreams (1985) and as a lawyer who defends her father and discovers his past in Music Box (1989). Other important films include Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear (1991) (as a frightened housewife) and Tony Richardson's Blue Sky (1994), for which she won a Best Actress Academy Award as the mentally unbalanced wife of a military officer. She made her Broadway debut in 1992, playing "Blanche" in Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire".

MORE INFO ON JANE CURTAIN: Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live (1975). Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy, a tough competitor. Also in the same year (1975), she married Patrick Lynch.

After her five-year run on SNL, Jane moved on, having a daughter named Tess in-between a new show with Susan Saint James titled Kate & Allie (1984), which was about two divorced women living in one house with their children. After Kate & Allie (1984) and several film roles, including Coneheads (1993), came 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), a show about aliens living in Ohio and adjusting to Earth. In 2001, 3rd Rock ended production, and Jane eventually brought her talents to Broadway. She currently lives with her husband and her daughter.

MORE INFO ON SUSAN ST. JAMES: Susan Saint James was a lovely and loony TV successor to Shirley MacLaine, her mildly kooky and clumsy free spirits came into vogue in the "free love" era of the late 60s.

Saint James was born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles, California, to Constance (Geiger), a teacher, and Charles Daniel Miller, a businessman. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry. Saint James was raised in Rockford, Illinois. A model briefly during her teens in both the US and in France, she soon headed to Hollywood to try her luck. Luck certainly came her way quickly as she landed a seven-year contract with Universal Studios within a heart beat. And, if that wasn't lucky enough, her very first TV job would be in the highly popular 1966 crime thriller telepic Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966) starring ultra cool Anthony Franciosa and sexy femme fatale Jill St. John. Despite her model good looks, Susan downplayed her sexy allure in favor of a down-to-earth appeal. It paid off. She played the relatively innocent and awkward amateur sleuth "Peggy Maxwell", Anthony Franciosa's "girl Friday", who always snooped a bit too much and found herself in life-threatening circumstances with Anthony Franciosa saving the day. Audiences took to Saint James and her character quickly. She continued as Peggy when a series based on the mini-movie evolved. The Name of the Game (1968) with Anthony Franciosa, Robert Stack and Gene Barry was a hit as well and Susan copped an Emmy for her work during the 1968-1969 season. She also had a fun recurring role as a equally klutzy thief who complicates things for Robert Wagner's suave cat burglar in It Takes a Thief (1968). But, she hit her peak as Police Commissioner Rock Hudson's plucky wife in McMillan & Wife (1971) from 1971 to 1976, her character still managing to get into her usual share of danger and trouble. A couple of noticeable roles in the films Outlaw Blues (1977) and the popular Dracula spoof Love at First Bite (1979) opposite George Hamilton could not set the foundation for a lasting movie career, however. She wisely returned to the TV series format co-starring with Jane Curtin in the liberal-minded sitcom Kate & Allie (1984), which would last five seasons. She played an adventurous libber versus Jane Curtin's more conservative character. Susan chose to disappear from the limelight following the end of the series, move to Connecticut and devote her time to raising a family. She would also dedicate herself to charity work, notably the Special Olympics. She has since made very few appearances in specials and guest parts (the first episode of The Drew Carey Show (1995) was one, on which her niece, Christa Miller, was a co-star) from the 90s on. She is married to NBC executive Dick Ebersol, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975) and is the mother of five children.

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How to Beat the High Cost of Living JESSICA LANGE Program JANE CURTAIN
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