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August 30, 1987 | STEVE HOCHMAN, Popline is a periodic Calendar feature that spotlights people who are making news in pop. and
Three questions commonly asked by people who have seen Howard Huntsberry's portrayal of soul singer Jackie Wilson in the movie "La Bamba": 1--Can he really sing like Wilson? 2--Does he really look like Wilson? 3--Who the heck is this guy, anyway? The answers: 1--Yes, even his speaking voice recalls the mellifluousness of Wilson's bubbly lilt.
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August 30, 1987 | STEVE HOCHMAN, Popline is a periodic Calendar feature that spotlights people who are making news in pop. and
Three questions commonly asked by people who have seen Howard Huntsberry's portrayal of soul singer Jackie Wilson in the movie "La Bamba": 1--Can he really sing like Wilson? 2--Does he really look like Wilson? 3--Who the heck is this guy, anyway? The answers: 1--Yes, even his speaking voice recalls the mellifluousness of Wilson's bubbly lilt.
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September 20, 1987
Comparing Howard Huntsberry to the late Jackie Wilson (whom he portrayed in "La Bamba") is sacrilegious (Popline, Aug. 30). Unfortunately, Jackie was in a coma for 10 years before his death, so most of the unwitting public again had the wool pulled over their eyes. Wilson, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, had an operatic voice and had the best moves of any rock singer. Luckily there is fairly extensive footage available of Wilson--movies ("Teenage Millionaire") and, coincidentally, the only movie with Ritchie Valens, "Go, Johnny, Go."
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June 19, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN
The Scene: "Ghostbusters II" premiere Thursday night to benefit Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, with a screening at the Chinese and a party after at the Hollywood Palladium. (Tickets warned, "Be there or be slimed!") Columbia Pictures execs cruised through the evening with dollar signs in their eyes, thinking of a great Sequel Summer. The movie seemed to put everyone in a good mood as they entered the Palladium, whose lobby resembled Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride. Many party-goers (paying $350 a ticket)
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July 24, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Luis Valdez, who wrote and directed "La Bamba" (citywide), the story of rock 'n' roller Ritchie Valens, has flooded his movie with the driving, irresistible music of Los Lobos; he has reached deep into personal memory for authentic details of migrant worker camps and cracker-box San Fernando Valley houses, and in Lou Diamond Phillips he has found an exceptional young unknown to play Valens.
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