THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, April 24, 1964
Our Film Folk
Kennedy Forest Certificate to Eshkol
Rose Grosberg Dies;
Was Jewish Leader
By HERBERT G. LUFT
Philanthropist a n d communal
HOLLYWOOD — Peter Sellers,
leader Mrs. Charles (Rose) Gros-
an illustrious descendant of a
berg, died April 17 in Miami
Jewish threatrical family of South-
Beach at age 65.
sea, England, who is recuperating
Mrs. Grosberg, 19120 Burlington,
from a recent heart attack, is star
was born in Russia but lived in
of 'Kiss Me, Stupid," the Billy
A special exhibit of Hebraic
Detroit over 60 years. She was a
Wilder production for the Mirisch
Symbolism is being shown at
graduate of Old Central High
Columbia University's Religious
actor plays only one part.
Arts Festival through Wednesday.
A member of Hadassah, United
The works of R. Raymond Katz,
Hebrew Schools Auxiliary, Jewish
known internationally for his re- beat protrayal this time of a
Home for the Aged and Brandeis
_ ligious drawings and paintings, bumbling amateur composer in a
small Nevada town who is ap-
men, Mrs. Gros-
parently destined to remain there
berg belonged to
until Dean Martin, portraying
himself, is stalled there over-
Adas Shalom and
This is the first of two pictures
Bnai Moshe and
Sellers is making for Wilder under
was a member of
the Mirisch banner. Later this
the Jewish Wel-
year, or early in 1965, Sellers will
play Dr. Watson to Peter O'Toole's
Max Bressler (center), president of the Jewish National Fund of
She and her
Sherlock Holmes in "The Private America, presents a new Kennedy Peace Forest Certificate to Israel
Life of Sherlock Holmes," again Prime Minister Levi Eshkol as Ambassador Jacob Tsur (left), world husband were
hosts to the late Mrs. Eleanor
from a screenplay by Wilder and
JNF chairman, looks on. Bressler was in Jerusalem recently for
Roosevelt on her last visit to De-
his long-time associate I. A. L. consultations concerning the forest, to be inaugurated Nov. 22, first
troit. The Grosbergs for several
anniversary of the death of President Kennedy. A monument to be
years hosted a reception for De-
Elke Sommer, who costarred dedicated on the Fourth of July, 1965, will include a subterranean
troiters in Miami Beach, in ad-
with Sellers in the British-made chamber built into the mountain and containing a bust of the late vance of the National Israel Bond
Mirisch film, "A Shot in the Dark," President.
Inaugural Conference. Mrs. Gros-
was in town for an interview with
berg was the first Israel Bond
the international film press. This
Trustee in Michigan last
They're Off to Israel Golden
week, Miss Sommer left for Nor-
way and a costarring role in
Surviving besides her husband,
Anthony Mann's "High Adventure"
KATZ' IDEA OF `RESH'
Charles, are two sons, Melvin Da-
(formerly titled "Unknown Bat-
vidson and Merwin; four daugh-
will be featured together with tle,") a true story of the destruc-
ters, Mrs. Leonard (Geraldine) Hy-
tion of a German heavy water
'..hose of sculptor Don Benaron.
A plan to enable 400 American
man; Mrs. Milton (Elaine) Sorock;
This exhibit is believed to be plant by the underground in World Jews to retire in Israel has been
Mrs. Samuel (Jeanne) Frankel and
announced by Mishan, the social
Mrs. Joseph (Norma) Grant; 17
Miss Sommer admitted under welfare department of Histadrut,
at a major university's religious
grandchildren; her mother, Mrs.
questioning that the Norwegian the Israel labor federation.
Celia Frumin; a brother, Albert;
government was at first reluct-
Among Katz' work to be shown
Zev Weiner, director of Mishan,
two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Reva)
are a series of drawings, "The
now on a tour of key cities in the
Taub; and 17 grandchildren. An-
company 20,000 soldiers for the United States and Canada, as guest
Seven Names," woodcuts from
other brother was the late Israel
mass scenes upon hearing that of the National Committee for
his Mishnah portfolio and such
Davidson of Federal Dept. Stores.
a German actress was playing Labor Israel, reported that Hista-
paintings as "Creation," "Pro-
the starring role of the under- drut plans to treble the capacity
phets" and the "letter paintings":
Playwright Ben Hecht
Samech, Shin, Tof, Echod and
of its network of "Homes for Par-
However, things were straighten- ents," where 800 elderly men and
Succumbs at Age 70
Katz' murals can be seen in ed out and, according to Miss women, including scores of re-
NEW YORK (JTA)—Ben Hecht,
houses of worship in almost every Sommer, the Norwegians finally tired Americans, presently live.
American-Jewish author, journal-
section of the country and he has agreed to make her one of them The new accommodations, in nine
ist, playwright and stormy petrel
exhibited in major museums in for the screen appearance.
centers, will have room for 4,600
in the Zionist movement, died sud-
the U.S. and abroad.
Asked whether the Germans persons, and it is expected that
denly here April 18, at age 70.
Drawings and woodcuts based liked her to appear in roles such one fourth of these places will be
on Jewish historical themes by as the one she is portraying now reserved for American Jews who
In addition to a vast output of
Ilan, 5, and Nieli Laufer, 2, of
Benaron also will be shown. His and her rather unpleasant one in have long dreamed of settling in
Baltimore, Md., are excited on
sculpture has been shown in syna- the British-made "The Victors," Israel.
ings going back
gogues throughout the U.S. and he Miss Sommer replied that the Ger-
to 1910, Hecht
Histadrut began its "Homes for
has exhibited extensively, includ- mans have no objections to seeing Parents" program in 1952, to care from New York. They are going
was the author
ing a showing in Birmingham, her in anti-Nazi films of their own. for pioneer w or k e r s who had
of 26 books, 20
Mich. He was commissioned by
plays for the
However, she will be criticized reached retirement age, or for
the Society for Enduring Peace to for performing in a picture of this parents of active Histadrut mem-
stage, 70 motion
design the Ghandi award sculpture kind produced in England or the bers. The success of the program nine years.
which was .presented to the late United States, because the Ger- has impelled Histadrut to promul-
and hundreds of
Brooklyn Jewish Judge,
mans see this as a sell-out. Elke gate a three-year building sched-
In 1940, Hecht
Sommer went to great lengths to ule at a cost of 19 million Israeli Communal Leader Dies
had helped found
Syria Shows Off Jets,
explain to the Hollywood press pounds.
Known in Hebrew as Batei Avot,
t h e Emergency
that "High Adventure" is not an
Artillery Made in Russia
County Surrogate Maximilian Moss
C om mittee to
anti-German film, but simply a these homes are of two types— a prominent leader of the Brook-
LONDON, (JTA) — Heavy jet
the "individual" type, providing
Save the Jews of
bombers. new units of long-range movie of an episode from the war, accommodations and various serv- lyn Jewish community, died here
artillery and a squadron of Soviet-
ices, but without board; and the April 19, at age 67. He was a for-
the war years
made MIG-21 planes highlighted a
"collective" type, with full board. mer president of the New York and after that era, he worked
spectacular military parade held by when discussing with us her role Admission age for men is 65 and City Board of Education.
closely in this country with the
the Syrian government this week
Born in Brooklyn, Judge Moss Irgun Zvai Leumi forces. Only a
in Damascus, according to dispatch- while appearing before the inter-
Because of the nonprofit and spent his early childhood in Chat- year ago, he published a book,
national film press of Hollywood
es received here.
several months ago, was equally cooperative character of these tanooga, but returned to New York "Perfidy," which assailed the
The Soviet MIGs were shown off careful not to offend her German homes, costs are the lowest in City where he attended New York world Zionist leadership, includ-
above the skies of Damascus for the or Austrian compatriots.
Israel. For the individual type ac- University Law School at night ing the late Israeli president, Dr.
first time, the report stated, and
commodation, the applicant pays while working as a railroad freight Chaim Weizmann.
some of the planes were so fast
He continued until his death to
Joseph E. Levine announced he a one-time entrance fee of $2,500 clerk and practiced law until
they broke the sound barrier.
blame the late President Franklin
make another movie in Rome for a single person or $3,500 for named to the bench.
Token forces of Syria's ground
a married couple. Monthly mainte-
At the time of his death, Judge D. Roosevelt for alleged failure to
troops and naval personnel also with Sophia Loren, before the star nance is $25 for a single person
Moss was president of the Jewish help save European Jewry from
goes to Israel to film the Biblical
participated in the parade.
epic "Judith." On April 1 began and $35 for a couple. This includes Culture Foundation of New York the Hitlerian holocaust.
the filming in Italy of the screen medical care, cultural activities University. He was a founder and
Hecht was buried in Oak Hills
100 Sephardic Leaders
comedy "Marriage — Italian Style" and other services. For the col- past president of the Brooklyn Cemetery, Nyack, N. Y., near his
at 1st U.S. Conference
Jewish Community Council, which old collaborator, Charles Mac-Ar-
— a follow-up of "Yesterday, To-
NEW YORK, (JTA)—More than day and Tomorrow," which netted admision charge is $1.000 per per- coordinates the activities of 850 thur, actress Helen Hayes' late
organizations in that borough.
100 Sephardic rabbis and lay lead- Levine the Samuel Goldwyn In-
husband. The two men had col-
per p e r so n, single occupancy.
ers from all over the United States ternational Film Award.
He was chairman of the execu- laborated on such plays as "The
and Canada participated in the first
tive committee of the Jewish Hos- Front Page" and "Twentieth Cen-
Once more Sophia Loren will be
Sephardic Synagogue Leadership teamed with Marcello Mastroianni, for a single person and $160 for pital in Brooklyn, and a member tury."
Conference sponsored by and held with Carlo Ponti (her husband) as
Eulogies by George Jesse' and
of the board of directors of the
at Yeshivah University.
Hospital Council of Greater New Herut leader Menachem Begin
The conference was convened by
Rare Violin Disappears;
York. In 1961, he served as city- were among the many delivered
In Hollywood, Levine is produc-
Dr. Solomon Gaon, chief rabbi
wide chairman of the State .of Is- by notable friends of Hecht.
(Haham) of the Sephardic Jews in
rael Bond Drive.
the British Commonwealth, who is
now serving as director of the starring Shelley Winters and Israeli violinist, studying at Jull-
of the only monarchy
iard, won a major music competi-
Sephardic studies program at Robert Taylor.
Michigan's elk herd, concentrated established in the continental
tion at Carnegie Hall. As he was
receiving congratulations, the 250- in Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Otsego United States may still be seen on
Guarnerius violin he had and Montmorency counties n o w Beaver Island in Lake Michigan,
Melbourne Jewish Mayor
The Manistique River helps sup-
numbers between 2,000 and 3,500 according to the Michigan Tourist
Edward Cohen, a prominent 19•h port the world's largest siphon used, disappeared.
The rare instrument, valued at animals, according to the Michigan Council.
century Australian businessman, bridge at Manistique, according to
A museum containing relics from
became the first Jew to serve as the Michigan Tourist Council. The $25,000 to $50,000, was loaned to Tourist Council.
A tourist attraction, the herd the reign of self-proclaimed Mor-
mayor of Melbourne when he was floor of the bridge is lower than him from the school collection. It
named to that office in 1872. He the water, making the bridge one was recovered after an unidenti- was started in 1918 when eight mon leader, King James Jesse
was also a member of the Austra- of the Upper Peninsula's strangest fied person pawned the instrument animals were released in Che- Strang, is located in Strang's for-
mer print shop on the island.
man-made tourist attractions.
at Arts Festival
Homes for Aged