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March 25, 1966 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-03-25

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Stars Galore in New Hollywood Titles

By HERBERT G. LUFT

(Copyright, 1966. JTA, Inc.)

HOLLYWOOD—Jerry Lewis has
completed "Three On A Couch,"
his 34th picture, the first one
away from Paramount studios
where he started 17 years ago as
partner of the Martin and Lewis
team in Hal Wallis' screen comedy,
"My Friend Irma." Since becom-
ing a solo performer, Lewis has
starred in, directed, written and/or
produced his own films, with none
of his productions grossing less
than $5,000,000, a record in the an
nals of Hollywood.
"Three On A Couch" marks the
comic's first production for Colum-
bia and, simultaneously, his change
of pace from slapstick to a more
sophisticated approach to comedy.
The screenplay was written by vet-
eran scribe Samuel Taylor, but
Lewis has maintained the preroga-
tive of the money-making star to
be his own producer and director.
In "Three On A Couch," Jerry
portrays a commercial artist in
love with a lady psychiatrist, Janet
Leigh, who cannot marry him be-
cause she has three female pa-
tients in need to be cured before
she settles down. One of the girls
is depicted by Israeli actress Gila
Golan, who portrayed a badly cur-
tailed part in "Ship of Fools" but
proved herself a better comedienne
than dramatic performer in the
madcap spy thriller. "Our Man
Flint." We talked to Miss Golan at
Columbia Studios and found the
young lady, who was about to go
on a personal appearance tour.
much happier and more relaxed
than she had been during, our first
interview on the set of the Stanley
Kramer epic.

Joseph E. Levine has signed
Stephen Boyd. the star of his high-
ly successful "The Oscar." to head
the cast of a second film to be pro-
duced and directed for him by the
team of Clarence Green and Rus-
sell Rouse. "Caper of the Golden
Bulls" is a suspense - thriller by
William P. McGivern. and will be
photographed later this year in
Hollywood, Madrid, Rome and
Paris.
Levine's Embassy Production ,.
also is preparing, in London, "The
Spy With the Cold Nose." an un-
likely title for an unlikely story:
starring Laurence Harvey, with
Leonard Lightstone as producer

NY State Legisktors
Summon Rockwell to
Hearings on Neo-NAzis

ALBANY (JTA)—A New York
State legislative group began
hearings this week in New York
City on the activities of neo-Nazi
.groups. They follow the start of a
similar inquiry by a joint -State
Assembly and Senate committee
into the activities of the John
Birch Society.
Two self-proclaimed "fuehrers"
of neo-Nazi groups—George Lin-
coln Rockwell of the American
Nazi Party, and James H. Madole
of the National Renaissance Party
—were subpoenaed to appear at
the hearings.
The committee chairmen, Sen.
Irwin Brownstein, and Assembly-
man B. L. Podell, both Brooklyn
Democrats, are seeking to deter-
mine whether the neo-Nazi organ-
izations should be required to file
financial reports with the state
as legitimate political parties must
do.
Since they announced the investi-
gation into the John Birch Society
earlier this month, both Sen.
Brownstein and Assemblyman Po-
dell have been deluged with hate
mail and threatening telephone
calls, many of the callers identify-
ing themselves as members of
neo-Nazi groups.
The previous hearings have been
guarded by uniformed state po-
licemen and plainclothes detec-
tives. Many blackshirt and brown-
shirted members of neo-Nazi
groups were among the specta-
tors, but no hostile incidents oc-
curred.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

22—Friday, March 25, 1966

and Daniel Petrie as director.
While Levine is raking in a pot
of money with the theatrical fea-
ture, "The Oscar," grossing in New
York alone during the first week-
end over $50,000, he is distributing
the U. S. Information Agency docu-
mentary, "John F. Kennedy: Years
of Lightning, Day of Drums," with-
out a fee at all, deducting from the
revenue only prints plus $150,000
production costs. All moneys
earned with the release of the doc-
umentary, opening at Levine's Lin-
coln Center Art Theater in New
York, April 10, is designed for the
Kennedy Center fund.
* *
Otto Preminger has signed Mi-
chael Caine (of "Iperess File") to
portray Henry Warren in his next
epic, "Hurry Sundown." haed on
the best-selling novel by K. B. Gil-
den, to be filmed on location in
the South with photogranhy set to
commence June 1. Diahnnn Car-
roll. who appeared on Broadway
in "No Strings" and in Preminc,,er's
"Carmen Jones" and "Porgy and
Bess," will essay the part of Vivi-
an, a girl living between two
worlds. in the contemporary story
of white and. Negro life in rural
GeorE,,ia right after World War IT.
Roger Smith. the young man from
television'c "77 Sunset Strin" and
"Mr. Roberts." who made his
screen debut in "Auntie Mame." is
set to play the Rev. Clem DP Lav-
ery, a Southern liberal in "Flurry
Sundown," for which Thomas C.
Ryan wrote the screenplay.
*
*
The Mirisch Company has com-
pleted five major films In the last
six months, with "Return of the
Seven" currently shooting in Snain,
and will launch another eight high-
budgeted features in the new pro-
duction year commencing May 1
thereby bringing up the combined
investment to $60,000,000. First of
the eight to go before the cameras
is the movie version of the Pulit-
zer-prize winning musical comedy,
"How To Succeed In Business With-
out Really Trying," in which Rob-

Soviet Envoy Declares

Love for Israel's People

ert Morse is set to repeat his
Broadway portrayal under writer-
producer-director David Swift. Next
comes "Oh Death, Where Is Thy
Sting - A - Ling - A - Ling," starring
Gregory Peck under Richard Mil-
ler's direction on location in Eng-
land and Switzerland. "A Garden of
Cucumbers" will star Dick Van
Dyke.
There are also projects as "High l
Citadel," an adventure story set
against the background of a South
American revolution; "In The Heat
Of The Night;" "The Judgment of
Corey;" "The Great Japanese Train
Robbery," a comedy by Arnold
Schulman; and an untitled Billy
Wilder original written by the di-
rector in collaboration with I. A. L.
Diamond, who also penned with
him his current "The Fortune
Cookie," starring Jack Lemmon
and Walter 1Vlatthau. World-pre-
miering in New York this month.
"Cast A Giant Shadow," the Mickie
Marcus epic starring Kirk Douglas,
brought to this country for per-
sonal armearanc.es Haym Topol. the
"Sallah" fellow who now for a
change of characterization depicts
an aged Bedouin chief friendly to-
ward the cause of the Israelis.
-
* *
Marie Desmarais, who brought
the United States rights - to the
Czech Academy Award nominee,
"The Shop on Main Street," was in
Hollywood to be introduced to the
press by Francis Lederer (himself
a native of Prague) during a recep-
tion at the Lytton Center of the
Visual Arts. When we asked Miss
Desmarais, who is French-Jewish ;
why she had gone to Czechoslova-
kia and gambled a large sum - on the
purchase of a film no one had ever-
heard about, she answered quietly:
"My heart told me so." Ida Kamin-
ska, who portrays the Jewish wid-
ow caught by the turmoil of Hit-
lerism in a small Slovak commu-
nity, is still a leading actress in
Warsaw, where she maintains her
own theater.
*
*.
"Way . . . Way Out," Jerry
Lewis' current epic now before the
cameras at Fox Studios, is a space
comedy unlike the completed
"Three On A Couch" that has more
leisurely moments. Teaming with
Jerry in a space suit, or something
more comfortable, are Connie Ste-
vens, Anita Ekberg, Robert Mor-
ley; and such old-time clowns as
Fritz Feld, Dennis Weaver, Bobo
Lewis, and Sig Ruman, plus Is-
rael's Ben Astar.

Barricini Opens Midwest HQ Here

Barricini has established its
Midwest headquarters here, of-
fering its famous candies in this
area at Northland Center, in the
former Sheetz Candies store.
Strictly kosher-for-Passover can-
dies, in all the classic favorites,
will be available in traditionally-
designed packages. These candies
are under the strict supervision of
Rabbi Bernard Levy, a member
of the Agudath Harabanim. Ko-
sher all year round, Barricini
chocolates are pareve-only during
the holidays.
Besides the Northland Center
store off lot G, there are other
Barricini candy shops (formerly
Sheetz) at the General Motors
Building main lobby; Macomb
Mall, Birmingham, Livonia Mall
and in Grosse Pointe. Mail orders
are sent everywhere.
In business since 1928, the firm
is still family owned, Ira Barri-

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