The next time somebody bets you on who the first actor was to play James Bond, think twice before you answer. No, it wasn't Sean Connery. It wasn't David Niven or Woody Yallen or any of the others who played the part in "Casino Royal." It was Barry Nelson in an episode of the 1954 CBS-TV "Climax" series which was the first adaption of "Casino Royale" (Peter Lorre played the villain). The kinescope of the episode was recently rediscovered by a film buff who inherited it in a collection from his uncle . . .
The veiw from Brian Eno's window will go on display Aug. 8 at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Tex. Eno, founding member of avant-grade rock group Roxy Music, calls the work "2 Fifth Avenue" after the address of an apartment in which he has lived. The video work consists of views from the windowq seen on four TV monitors. The views change in time to the music, which has been released as an album, "Music for Airports" . . .
The last time Saul Zaentz produced a film and Milos Forman directed, the results was an Oscar sweeper, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Now they are teaming up to bring "Amadeus" to the screen. Peter Shaffer will adapt the script while though, sometime in late 1982 . . .
If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had grown up, what would they be like? Would they be like Burt Lancaster (Huck) and Kirk Douglas (Tom)? Well, the two veteran actors will be appearing in a play by Bernard Sabath called "The Boys of Autumn" that will tell us. The play opens in San Francisco Aug. 20 . . .
The full-page ad in Variety said "Just when I thought it was safe to go into the theatre . . . "That was Allan Carr's lament, because the musical he plant to produce, "The Queen of Basin Street," no longer has a big-name director or choreographer. Mike Nichols and Tommy Tune had been scheduled to perform those tasks on the show based on the film "La Cage aux Folles." But both left the production over disputed disputes. It was scheduled to begin a pre-Broadway engagement in San Francisco in December . . . Carr still hopes to have the show in New York next spring . . .