People, Aug. 23, 1976

The band wore tails and tank-top T shirts and stood knee-deep in water before a crowd of 600 first-nighters. It was all part of the premiere puffery for The Ritz, the new movie based on Terrence McNally's Broadway comedy, which opened last week in New York. The film, set in a gay hotel-bathhouse, stars Jack Weston, Jerry Stiller and Rita Moreno, who created the party's splashiest scene when she hopped onto an island pedestal in the pool. "The photographers were just dying for me to fall in the water, but for that I get...

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