Carol lVeinstein Wed Malamud's 'Fixer' Brought to the Screen
the Second World War because to into the past and is set against the
BY HERBERT G. LUFT
to Michael Salzenstein
(Copyright 1967, JTA Inc.)
him this was the closest to a just background of the Battle of El-Ale-
MRS. MICHAEL SALZENSTEIN
Carol Weinstein became the bride
of Michael Salzenstein at an after-
noon ceremony performed by Rabbi
Irwin Groner at Cong. Shaarey
The couple's parents are Mrs.
Morris Weinstein of Greenwald
Ave., Southfield, and the late Mr.
Weinstein and Mrs. David Salzen-
stein of Devonshire Ave., South-
field, and the late Mr. Salzenstein.
Given in marriage by her brother,
Leonard A. Weinstein, the bride
wore a floor-length, A-line peau
de sole gown with a Chantilly lace
bodice, bridal sleeves and a Sabrina
neckline. The headpiece of peau de
soie leaves had seed pearl accents.
She carried a bouquet on a Bible.
Joyce Weinstein, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor. Barbara
Salzenstein, sister of the bride-
groom, Jane Weinstein and Carol
Dickerman were bridesmaids.
Stephen Faudman was best man;
Steven Fishman and Roger Ettlin-
ger were ushres.
The couple plans to live in South-
Paula Katz Betrothed
tollf Ta rnow of Toronto
MISS PAULA KATZ
At a recent dinner, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Katz of Kenosha
Ave., Oak Park, announced the
engagement of their daughter
Paula Sue to Marshall R. Tarnow,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Tarnow
The bride-elect is a senior in
the college of education at Eastern
Michigan University. Her fiance
is a student at the Detroit College
An Aug. 4 wedding is planned.
`Marriage, Sex' Topic
of Brides-Grooms Lecture
"Marriage, Sex and Judaism"
will be discussed 8:30 p.m. Tues-
day as the third lecture of the
Jewish Institute for Brides and
Grooms at Cong. Bnai David.
Views and attitudes of medical
science will be outlined by Dr. An-
drew A. Freier, a fellow of the
Royal College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists of England and a
noted Southfield obstetrician. The
Jewish dimension in marriage and
sex will be discussed by Rabbi
James Gordon, spiritual leader of
the Young Israel Center of Oak-
Engaged couples are invited.
HOLLYWOOD — John Franken-
heimer is directing and Edward
Lewis produces filmization of Met-
ro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "The Fixer,"
from the 1987 Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning-novel by Bernard Malamud,
which went before the cameras on
location in Budapest on October
9, with Alan Bates portraying the
central character of Yakov Bok, a
simple Jewish carpenter and han-
dyman falsely accused of murder-
ing a Christian boy in Czarist Rus-
sia of yesteryear. The screenplay
is by Dalton Trumbo, accentuating
the plight of the individual caught
in a wave of mass hysteria.
Frenkenheimer told this column
shortly before he left for Hungary
that he was duplicating the old
city of Budapest for the town of
Kiev, the pogrom-ridden locale of
"The Fixer" at the turn of the
century. The film director is stag-
ing the tragic account of injustice
in utterly realistic terms giving
the tral of Yakov Bok a valid frame
and meaning for the world of to-
day. Since the picture couldn't be
made in Russia, the countryside of
Hungary was the next best setting
of authenticity for the "shtetl" of
Yakov Bok, and the peasants of
today a pointed counterpart for the
townspeople of the period.
The Hungarian government, well
aware of the story's implications,
has given its blessings to the mo-
vie, which will be photographed
by M-G-M in toto in and near Bu-
dapest, with color footage to be
processed and edited on the con-
tinent. Technicians and bit players
were selected from the native
crafts, while the leading parts are
portrayed by British actors.
Messrs. Frankenheimer and Lewis
felt that diverse accents always
confuse the audience. Therefore,
no one is faking a Russian or Yid-
dish accent, but everyone speaks a
British slanted English.
Hugh Griffith, an Academy-
Award-winner known to us speci-
fically from his films "Ben Hur"
and "Exodus," appears as Leb-
edev, the handyman's employer,
member of the dreaded militant
Black Hundred dedicated to the
persecution of the Jews. Eliza-
beth Hartman essays the pathetic
role of his daughter, a crippled
girl in love with Yakov who has
been hiding his Jewish identity
in order to secure his meager
job. Carol White portrays Yak-
ov's wife Raisl who has run off
from the village with another
man. Thomas Heathcote is the
factory fore m a n, Proshko,
whose thievery Bok detects and
thereby triggers the outburst of
anti-Semitism. Ian Holm is the
prosecuting attorney who as-
sumes guilt before the trial
takes place. Georgia Brown por-
trays the mother of the slaught-
ered boy and perhaps is "the"
killer for reason of self-protec-
tion. Others in the cast are Jack
Gifford, David Warne, and Brit-
ish screen star Dirk Bogarde, the
only honest man among the
Czar's public servants in the
story. He plays a government
lawyer who realizes that the state
is so insistent upon a conviction
of ritual murder because it will
be a judgment against Russia's
Jewry at large,
At the end, Yakob Bok is taken
to an open trial where he will
prove his innocence.
• • •
Richard Lester, whose film,
"How I Won the War," based on
the memoirs of a British lieutenant
in World War II, was shown at
the opening performance of the
San Francisco Film Festival on
October 20, gave this columnist a
private interview in which he out-
lined his reasons for making the
highly controversial "far-out"
movie. A Jewish boy, Philadelphia-
born, the 33-year-old film maker
went to England after 10 years in
US television. The first Beatles
comedy, "A Hard Day's Night,"
established him as an individualist
in the cinema.
Lester, who hates war in gen-
eral, selected for his background
mein, to be directed by Rene Cle-
ment and will star Michael Caine.
Israeli actors are appearing in sup-
porting roles. Shooting is due to
start in January. Another interna-
tionally known film personality,
Jules Dassin, produced and direct-
ed a full-length documentary about
the recent Israeli-Arab War and its
produced and directed by him for aftermath with a screenplay by Ir-
United Artists and starring Mi- win Shaw.
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chael Crawford as "everyman,"
Susan Strasberg has been
Lieutenant Goodboody, only stim-
signed to co-star in "The Brother-
ulates discussion about war movies
and war in general. Lester feels it hood" for Paramount, as she told
will have been worth the efforts of us during a recent deception in
Hollywood for her father, Lee
himself and his production team.
Strasberg, the distinguished head
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Harry Saltzman, the creator of of the Actors' Studio. Susan por-
trays Alex Cord's wife and the
the James Bond movies and of the
sister-in-law of Kirk Douglas in
character of Goldfinger, now has
decided to transfer production of the film now before the cameras
with Martin Ritt directing and
his latest feature, "Written in the
Sand," from Spain to IsraeL Thus Luther Adler and Irene Papas
he affirms his gesture of solidarity, so-starring and photography ex-
which also speaks through the TV tending from Hollywood to New
York and Sicily.
special produced by him, the "Six-
Miss Strasberg only recently re-
Day-War," from a script by Wolf
Mankowitz and directed by John sumed her film career after a two-
Schlesinger (of "Darling" fame). years hiatus for marriage and
"Written in the Sand" goes back motherhood. During the last few
months, she appeared with Peter
Fonda in "The Trip" and finished
Expected Tourist Spurt steller roles in "Chubasco," "Lev-
ers in Limbo," and "The Love Chil-
to Be Met With 2 Jets
dren." As soon as she winds up
her assignment in "The Brother.
Chartered by El Al
hood," the young lady who zoomed
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to stardom on the stage as "Anne
to the Jewish News)
TEL AVIV — El Al, Israel's air- Frank," will fly to Rome to essay
line, announced Wednesday that it a lead in the Italian movie, "The
was chartering two more Boeing Park."
jets in anticipation of increased
Harry Essex is producing, "Bug-
tourist traffic from the United
sy," based on the life story of the
States to Israel in 1968.
Bugsy Siegel. Essex is writing
Ben Ari, general manager of the
airline, said that in spite of the his own screen play for the inde-
film. He finished most re-
tension and the war, El Al flew
34,000 passengers to Israel during cently another epic about a gang-
ster of the past, "Capo Mafioso,"
the first nine months of 1967.
Representatives of the Boeing dealing with Lucky Luciano, this
Co. meanwhile are conducting an film for Burrows-Ackerman Pro-
agreement here for the purchase ductions.
by El Al of two new conventional
jets and one jumbo jet which is
expected to be ready in the early
and necessary war. Though he ad-
mits that there was a good reason
for fighting against Hitler, he hates
a glorification of battle and any
hero worship, especially in retro-
spect. With "How I Won the War,"
Lester wants to show that war is
no game with toys and if people
fight they get hurt. If the film,
It's a brief story, but so well
told, with such impressive illus-
trations, that "Alexander and the
Car With a Missing Headlight"
emerges as one of the noteworthy
children's stories of the year.
Peter Fleischmann developed a
most interesting theme — about
Alexander's car from the junk
yard that was about to be smashed
up, but it managed to get away,
and there commenced the drama
in the tale published by Viking
The story is hilarious in itself —
entertaining in every detail and
superbly told. The adaptation of
the story for the book is splendid.
Especially significant are the draw-
ings that were made by kinder-
garten children of Paris.
The multicolored pictures,
these drawings by the Parisian
children, contain so much merit
that they stand out as unique
aspects of a book well worthy of
Fleischmann was working on a
film version of his book's title. The
story later was adapted for the
book. In the interim the experi-
ences with the school children re-
sulted in the creative effort — of
the youths' painting pictures to
implement the story. A most com-
mendable result in the entire effort
now makes available for young
readers a tale with many funny
Labor Zionists Plan
Muni Mark Tribute
The Labor Zionist movement
will pay tribute to Emanuel (Muni)
Mark for his years of service to
the Labor Zionist Institute and the
Organization 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at
T h e arrange-
headed by Aaron
M. Bornstein, vice
chairman of the
Council of De-
that Daniel Alarm,
tive director of
Mark the Labor Zionist
Organization of America, will be
in Detroit to join in the oneg Sha-
bat tribute to Mark.
There will be entertainment and
refreshments at no admission
'Mark recently joined the staff
of the Jewish Welfare Federation.
All Labor Zionists and friends
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Hippies to Gather
The Bnai David Mr. and Mrs.
Club will present a "Hippy Night"
8:45 p.m. Nov. 25 at the syna-
gogue. There will be prizes for
the best costumes, as well as
dancing and refreshments. For
reservations call Lorraine Fenster,
EL 7-0773, or Carol Kaufman, EL
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