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June 24, 1966 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-06-24

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Striking Film Roles by Israelis,
`Arabesque', New Spy Thriller Here Noteworthy Exposes of Nazi Crimes

30—Friday, June 24, 1966


(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)

tle's "spoof" on a spoof, "The
Spirit Is Willing," at Paramount
Studios in Hollywood. Others head-
ing the cast are Vera Miles, boy-
wonder Barry Gordon (from "A
Thousand Clowns"), John Mc-
Giver, Jill Townsend, Cass Daley,
Ricky Cordell, Mary Wickes, Jesse
White, Harvey Lembeck, Bob Don-
ner and J. C. Flippen, with a guest
star appearance of television's
John Astin. Screenplay, tailored
for Sid Caesar by Benn Starr, is
based on Nathaniel Benchley's
novel, "The Visitors."
"Is Paris Burning?" film ver-
sion of the bestseller about the
liberation of Paris in the fall of
1944, opens in New York Nov. 9.
Few will remember that the 9th
of November has an ominous
smell for the Jews of Europe; it
was on the 9th of November, 1938,
when the pogroms started under
Hitler — not a date to be cele-
"Is Paris Burning?" was pro-
duced by the late Paul Graetz and
directed by Frenchman Rene Cle-
ment. Expected to participate in
the gala opening are the stars
Jean-Paul B el m o n d o, Charles
Boyer, Kirk Douglas, Leslie Ca-
ron, Jean-Pierre Cassel, George
Chakiris, Alain Delon, Glenn

HOLLYWOOD — Daliah Lavi,
the Israeli-born actress whose
starring credits in American films
include Columbia's "Lord Jim" and
"The Silencers," has been signed
by Joseph E. Levine to co-star
with Laurence Harvey in "The
Spy With A Cold Nose," a Para-
mount-Embassy co-production to
go before the cameras this sum-
mer in England. Miss Lavi, who
portrayed a simple native woman
The latest in the current vogue hieroglyphics. There are two in the adaptation of Joseph Con-
for spy thrillers brings Gregory groups of spies after the informa- rad's "Lord Jim," went glamorous
Peck and Sophia Loren together as tion, and Sophia Loren is with one for the secret-agent role in "The
co-stars in "Arabesque," now show- or the other group—with Peck un- Silencers" to essay once more a
ing at five Detroit-area theaters — able to figure out whether she is seductive spy in the forthcoming
the Birmingham, Mercury, Ma- a "good guy" or "bad guy" until movie. A comedy of international
comb Mall Cinema, Vogue and Wy- the very ending. Henry Mancini is intrigue set in London and Mos-
andotte. As an American exchange responsible for the melodic score cow, "The Spy With A Cold Nose"
professor at Oxford, Peck is select- of the film, which Stanley Donen is being produced by Leonard
ed by a gang of Arab spies to solve directed and produced for Univer- Lightstone and directed by Daniel
Petrie from an original screenplay
a cryptogram hidden in a group of sal.
by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
This will be the second venture
for Lightstone and Petrie, who
collaborated on the recently-com-
pleted "The Idol," starring Jen-
since 1927 and says he won't re-
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)
nifer Jones, Michael Parks and
The recently concluded eighth tire to coaching for another 10 John Leyton, in London.
Hapoel Games in- Israel drew 700 years.
* *
Eileen Epstein of Boston Uni-
athletes from 22 countries plus
second Israeli
800 Israelis. The opening ceremo- versity was one of the four women
nies in Ramat Gan Stadium at- finalists who competed in the Na- favorite, in Europe on a tour for
tracted a crowd of 30,000 includ- tional Intercollegiate Billiards 20th Century - Fox's "Our Man
ing President Shazar. Among the Tournament held recently at Mi- Flint," in which she, too, depicted
nations represented at the Games ami U. in Florida. Miss Epstein, a slick secret agent, (who doesn't
these days?) nearly met the same
were Poland, Hungary, Czechoslo- a junior, finished in third place.
fate as Isadora Duncan — in
vakia. Romania and Yugoslavia.
The Russians however failed to liards? "I should be a senior," she Rome. In the studio of photogra-
appear. The Games were open to admitted. "But they didn't have I pher Pierluigi, Gila was posing in
both Jewish and non-Jewish ath- pocket billiards at Boston U. until I a pink chiffon evening gown with
my freshman year. So I stayed a floor-length scarf she'd wrapped
out of school a year." around her neck. Pierluigi had
The outstanding performance by
set an electric fan on each side of
an Israeli was turned in by rifle
her, out of camera range, to get
shooter N'hemia Sirkiss. He
a windswept effect. The scarf
equaled the world record from the 'Blue Max Brings
ends caught in the fans, tore
prone position when he received WWI Sto ry to Screen
them, and nearly choked her to
398 points out of a passible 400. The
• death
plugs were pulled
Americans captured the basket-
out to stop the rotation.
ball tourney when Georgetown World War I, the introduction of
* * *
College of Kentucky won the final air power into warfare brought
who says that his_
from Hapoel 77-71.
Israeli Premier Levi Eshkol fighter pilot, a daredevil who family came from as far South as
earliest "South Poland" and his Latin
attended the closing ceremonies dueled in the air in the
partner Steve Rossi raced wildly
in Haifa, where the Hamel Sports forms of aircraft.
around Los Angeles by helicopter
Organzation was founded 40 years
The story of
and limousine last weekend to
one of these
kick off the first of two days of
Larry Handelsman of Rochester winged warriors
intensive personal appearances at
U. led his team to the title at the is told in 20th
drive-ins and theaters, having
New York State Track and Field Century-Fox's
toured eighteen cities from Phila-
Association championship. Han- "The Blue Max,"
delphia, New York to Washing-
delsman captured the 440 and 880 in color, starring
ton, D. C., Boston and Charlotte,
and ran leg,s on the winning 440 George Peppard,
South Carolina in conjunction with
and mile relay teams . . . Although James Mason, Ur-
the openings of "The Last of the
not a winner. Bruce Selman of sula Andress, Jer-
Secret Agents?" a madcap com-
NYU impressed in the frosh sec- emy Kemp and
edy filled with visual gimmicks
tion of the Metropolitan Collegiate Karl Michael
but pretty weak in the writing...
Championshinc. S elm an placed Vogler, which be-
Nancy Sinatra, John Williams and
second in the mile in 4:18.0 and gins its reserved-
Lou Jacobi (our friend since "The
then took a third in the two mile seat engagement
Diary of Anne Frank") are sup-
with a 9:30.4 clocking. Another at the Summit
porting the zany comedy team in
NYU freshman Dan Rosen took Theater Wednes-
their motion picture debut.
second in the 880 in 1:55.1 and ran day.
a leg on the winning mile relay.
The screenplay by Gerald Han-
Jerry Lewis has signed a new,
Barry Liebovitz of Miami won ley, David Pursall and Jack Sed-
the Florida State high school 440 don is based on the best-selling non-exclusive deal with Columbia
title as he ran 48.9. Liebovitz was novel of the same name by Jack to make one picture a year for an
undisclosed period. Lewis will
out most of the track season with
D. Hunter.
function four ways: as writer, pro-
a muscle pull. He will probably
Peppard has one of the most
ducer, director and star. Working
attend Miami-Dade Junior College
challenging roles of his career
title of his first under the 1966/67
South next year. Liebovitz fol- as a relentlessly ambitious young
pact is "Son of Lifeboat," quite an
lowed his state win by clocking
flyer. In addition to the drama unlikely title for a slapstick story
49.1 the next week . . . Walt Lie-
of war-torn skies, the film fo-
written by Lewis in collaboration
ber of Miami Beach won the Dade
cusses on the personal story of
with Bill Richmond. In the mean-
County 440 title with a 49.8. He
Peppard's love affair with Ur-
time, Jerry Lewis' "Three on a
may attend the U. of Oklahoma
sula Andress, whose role in "The
Couch," made for . Columbia in
next season.
1965, in which he co-stars with
Bruce Cohen, a senior at Cornell,
led the Big Red to the Ivy League demanding than any other she Israeli Gila Golan, is about to
open in New York.
lacrosse title. Cohen, an attack- has yet essayed.
The title of the film refers to a
* *
man from Baldwin, N. Y., also
won the Ivy scoring crown with blue enamel and silver medal —
Meyer Levin returns to Isro!el in
28 points. He was the Ivy scoring the German's 'Pour le Merite' — July to film his original story,
the highest decoration which the "Gore and Igor," within its authen-
leader in 1964.
Cohen, 5'8", 175-pounder, is an Kaiser could bestow on a pilot.
tic setting, with Peter Frye direct-
Ireland was picked as a site ing. The whimsical yarn deals
engineering student who also stars
in soccer. Cornell clinched a tie for the complex production as its with a Russian intellectual on a
for the title by beating Princeton terrain is strikingly similar to cultural exchange tour in the Near
8-7 as Cohen scored five goals. the Somme areas of France as East and with a foiksinger from
The last one won the game as it they were 1918; yet it is within the United States who has skipped
came with only two minutes and easy reach of lines of communi- the country to escape morals
40 seconds remaining. In the final cations and its skies are not charges. Both meet up in Israel
against Dartmouth, Cohen scored jammed by commercial and private for our enjoyment. Levin's new
twice and had seven assists, as flying, nor is the air clogged by novel, _"The Stronghold," mean-
smog, fog or pollution.
while, has won the 1966 Daroff
Cornell won 21-5.
For air battle sequences in the prize for the best fiction of Jew-
Dr. Bernard Schoenbaum of the
New York Lacrosse Club proves film, nine meticulous reconstruc- ish interest. * * *
every time he plays that lacrosse tions of World War I planes were
Sid Caesar has completed his
isn't necessarily a young man's built at an approximate cost of
starring assignment in Bill Cas-
game. Schoenbaum, a 54-year-old $250,000.

Outstanding Performances in Sports

Ford, E. G. Marshall, Yves Mon-
tand, Simone Signoret, Paul Stack
and Germany's de-Nazified Gold-
finger — Gert Frobe, the latter
portraying a "good" General of
the Wehrmacht who protects Paris
from being burned by the fuehrer.

"Funeral In Berlin," from the
same Paramount Studios, turns
from the good German of yester-
year to the bad Russians of today.
It is a suspense story of a British
agent who is sent to Berlin to ar-
range the defection of a top Mos-
cowite official from the East • to
the West. Michael Caine portrays
agent Harry Palmer created by
him in "The Iperess File." The
Russian is Oscar Homolka. The
female interest is contributed by
glamorous German Eva Renzi as
undercover agent Samantha Steel.
Guy Hamilton directs for Harry
Saltzman, the man who gave us—
James Bond.


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