People: Sep. 12, 1969

There was Walter Matthau playing top banana on the set of Paramount's A New Leaf, clowning around between takes in a fright wig that combined the best of Geronimo with the worst of Phyllis Diller. But once the cameras start rolling, insists Walter, he is strictly supporting cast for the film's director, scriptwriter and female lead. And who might they be? "They," all rolled into one neat package, happen to be Writer-Comedienne Elaine May, who is now going into moviemaking in a big way. What's more, says Matthau, Elaine is "a tough little lady....

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