Fisher Theater Gets $2 Million
Transformation to City Playhouse
Israeli Premier to Visit Canada
(Copyright, 1961, Jewish Telegraphic racy in the Middle East, and
OTTAWA, (JTA) — David one which has very close and
relationships with our
on Anti-Semitism Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of friendly
own country and our own
ROME, (JTA)—A representa-
tive of Italian Defense Minister
Giulio Andreotti who is also
editor of a magazine in which
two anti-Jewish articles have ap-
peared gave assurances the maga-
zine was willing to publish re-
plies prepared by the Union of
Italian Jewish Communities to
rectify the "mistakes" in the
The representative, the Minis-
ter's secretary, gave the assurance
in a call on Dr. Sergio Piperno,
president of the Union. The Sec-
retary expressed regret about
the articles and asserted they
were not inspired by evil inten-
tions. One of the articles in the
periodical, "Noncreteness," re-
vived the notorious "Protocols of
Zion," accused Italian Jews of
preferring "parasitic professions"
and of being "obstinately against
assimilation" _with their fellow-
The call followed a meeting be-
tween Premier Amintore Fanfani
and a Jewish Telegraphic Agency
correspondent who brought to the
Premier's attention the stiff pro-
test lodged with the Defense
Minister about the articles. The
Premier promised to discuss di-
rectly with the Defense Minister
the Jewish complaints and
stressed his deep belief in the
need to discourage and ban all
forms of prejudice, discrimina-
tion and intolerance to safeguard
the democratic way of life.
LOOKING OVER the plans for the new Fisher Theater
(from left) are its managers, James M. Nederlander, David T.
Nederlander and Joseph Z. Nederlander.
* * *
The Fisher Theater will open attractions will be on the initial
its new history as a city play- Fisher Playgoer Series.
house with the world premiere of
The Fisher Theater will feature
a musical, "The Gay Life," on two
theaters in one. For drama,
1606 seats of which 1222 will be
"The Gay Life" will have lyrics orchestra and mezzanine circle
and music by Howard Dietz and seats and 384 in the lower bal-
Arthur Schwartz. The husband cony • . . for musicals, 2,081
and wife team of Fay and Michael seats. An accoustical wall, disap-
Kanin have fashioned the book pearing into or descending from
from Arthur Schnitzler's "The the balcony ceiling will change.
Affairs of Anatol."
The new musical will be the
All seats in the "steep pitch"
first Broadway entry by producer orchestra section and the horse- Neumann Urges Closer
Kermit Bloomgarden in the 1961- shoe mezzanine will be within ZOA-Hadassah Ties
62 season and will star Walter 82 feet of the curtain line, and
NEW YORK, (JTA) — "The
Chiari and Barbara Cook of the the last row of the balcony will
original New York cast of "The be within 92 feet of the curtain, fusion of the General Zionist and
Music Man." Directed by Gerald assuring a perfect sight line Progressive Parties in Israel has
generated a new atmosphere
Freedman, the production will from every seat.
conducive to the Unification of
feature scenery by Oliver Smith
Bolt-Barnek and Newman have the two World Confederations of
with costumes by Lucinda Bal-
lard and lighting by Jean Rosen- served as accoustical consultants. General Zionists," Dr. Emanuel
Lighting is • by Broadway expert Neumann said following his re-
Ralph Alswang. The stately mar- turn from Israel where he at-
Following "The Gay Life" ble and regal vaulted ceilings of tended sessions of the Zionist
into the Fisher Theater during the Fisher Building will be re- Actions Committee, the Jewish
the 1961-62 season will be a flected in the theater interior Agency and the Confederation
tentative, and highly probable, with magnificent woods, marbles,
series of 12 hit shows, 10 still bronze sculpture, crystal, opulent which he heads.
"The world executive of our
on Broadway, two newly closed carpeting and draperies.
_Confederation," Neumann stated,
after successful runs.
The theater will be air-condi- "has unanimously approved a
These are "Carnival," "The tioned
And patron comforts will series of proposals designed to
Miracle Worker," "Bye Bye Bir-
die," "Irma La Douce," "Cam- include twin coat rooms, 17,000 restore unity among General
elot," "Mary, Mary," "La Plunie feet of intermission area and Zionist groups .throughout the
De Ma Tante," "Toys in the vast parking facilities. Specially world, and the establishment of
Attic," "The Unsinkable Molly designed coil spring seats are set a single united confederation em-
Brown," "A Taste of Honey," far apart to insure leg comfort. bracing them all."
The world - famous. Fisher
"Advise and Consent" and "The
"The union of the two groups
Best Man." Nine of the above brothers, Charles T., William in Israel has already been ac-
A., Lawrence P., Edward F. claimed everywhere as a happ
and Alfred J. have sponsored ending to an unfort
the $2,000,000 project.
of division a
David T. Nederlander and his mann decl
sons, James and Joseph Neder- cumstan , the p etuation of
'ander, longtime managers of the two r
camps ould be not
Shubert and Riviera Theaters and only
d harmful to
Helen Zinberg, registered elec- of other theaters throughout the bot
trologist, has the newest Holly- country, will manage the Fisher Z . st mov
I arn hop 1 th
wood method for removing un- Theater.
The architects are Rapp and
: otiations w resu
wanted hair from face, arms,
'fication wi t n a few mon hs.
legs and thighs. Correcting eye- Rapp of Chicago. The 0. W.
ould be of special importa
brows and hairlines is being Burke Co., which built the _Fisher
done. Her office is located at Building, is constructing the i the United States, le •
theater. Albert W. Kahn Associ- a
er and bett •
8221 Curtis corner Roselawn.
ated Architects and Engineers betw Organization
of America and Hadassah—the
two leading Zionist organizations
on the American scene. We, on
Bnai Brith 'Shrine
emotion problems for ma
our part, will spare no effort to
To correct this pro
Dedicated in Martyrs' bring about these results."
shay , bleach'
Forest in Israel
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—A Bnai Bronfman R
is Brith Shrine in the Martyrs' Top Hista
ser Forest in the nearby Judean Hills,
s the was dedicated in the presence of
a , re
greater representatives of the Govern-
may irritate ment - and Israel and American Bronf
pre • ent of
depilatories or Zionist lead vs.
waxes stimulate re-growth.
an of the
Dr. S. Z.
ane, director-gen- cha
Removal of hair by a regis- eral, of the Israel Ministry for sp e sec
tered electrologist result in a Religious Affairs, who repre- Je • h Con
, was the re •
permanent, safe removal of hair. sented the Government and the en here
the hi p .
After treatment the skin will Israeli Grand Lodge of Bnai of
remain in a smooth, natural con- Brith, stressed that the Martyrs' that or ion in Canada, the
dition. This method is recom- Forest, which is dedicated to the United States and Israel.
mended by the medical profes- memory of the 6;000,000 Jews
The award, a bronze plaque,
killed in the Nazi holocaust, was was presented to Bronfman by
Miss Zinberg will be pleased an effective answer to Adolf Eich- Bernard Bloomfield, president of
to discuss this problem in a free mann's "final solution," since the Canadian Association for
no obligation consultation. Call the reafforestation' of Israel marks Labor. Israel, who praised the
a new beginning of the age-old Canadian Jewish leader for his
—Adv. epic of the Jewish people.
"high human achievement."
Need Not Be
Israel, will come to Canada
Wednesday for his first visit to
this country, it was announced
officially in the House of Com-
mons by Canadian Prime Min-
ister John G. Diefenbaker.
Diefenbaker told Parliament
that the Israel Premier will
spend two days in Ottawa and
"will, thereafter, spend a brief
period privately in this coun-
try." The visit was immediately
hailed by Lester B. Pearson,
leader of the opposition Liberal
Party, and by Hazen Argue,
leader of the Cooperative Com-
Pearson told the House: "In
recent years, Canada has re-
ceived many very distinguished
visitors, but none I am sure
have been given a warmer wel-
come than will be given
Premier Ben-Gurion, not only
because of the distinction of
his own achievements but be-
cause he represents a State
which has achieved a vast
amount *of progkessive democ-
Knesset Acts to Block
Small Israeli Parties
ments to Israel's el
lists in the forth-
general national ballot-
re introduced in the Knes-
people. We hope this visit of
Premier Ben-Gurion will make
even stronger those relation-
On behalf of the CCF, Argue
said: "The announcement of
the Prime Minister is most wel-
come. We are very pleased that
the premier of Israel has
agreed to come to Canada. We
acknowledge his great efforts
in building a democracy in Is-
rael. We acknowledge the great
social experiment that is being
conducted there, and I am sure
the ties between Canada and
Israel will become even
stronger because of this visit."
Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, re-
ports indicate that Ben-Gurion
is likely to utilize his official
visit to Canada for seeking also
an unofficial meeting with Pres-
ident Kennedy. Such a meeting,
if it takes place, will be brief
and will be held in New York,
not in Washington. Official cir-
cles, however, maintain corn-.
plete silence about the pos-
sibility of a Ben-Gurion-Ken-
AR MITZVAH SUIT
une 28, when
e full time
to Yng. The elections
are scheduled for Aug. 15.
The election law amendment
would require new parties to
deposit 5,000 Israeli pounds
($2,800) before they could , file
an election list. Should their
lists be voided by the Elections
Board, for failure to muster a
minimum of one per cent of the
total electorate, such parties
would forfeit one-fifth of their
Presiderit Itzhak Ben-Zvi at-
tended the opening session of
Parliament. Speaker Kaddish Luz
opened the proceedings with a
eulogy of the late Dr. Naphtali
Peretz, former member of the
Knesset and former Minister of
Social Welfare and ex-Minister
of Agriculture. Luz* also warmly
welcomed a six-man delegation
of members of the British Par-
ment • who are here for an
nine-day visit as guests
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