Most Canadians Neutral
On Mid East Conflict
TORONTO (JTA) — Most Can-
adians are indifferent or neutral
in the Arab-Israeli Middle East
conflict according to the results of
a national poll released by the
Canadian Institute of Public Opin-
ion (Gallup poll).
The poll showed, however,
that 26 per cent of Canadians
sided with Israel and 9 per cent
with the Arabs. In a similar poll
taken in 1958, 14 per cent sided
with Israel and 5 per cent with
the Arabs. But 65 per cent of
Canadians polled now indicated
no preference for either side,
compared to 81 per cent 11
The chief reason given by Cana-
dians for siding with Israel was
that the Jews "have been kicked
around for years, persecuted and
threatened with extinction."
The main motivation of Arab
sympathizers was that Israel was
created out of an Arab country
and it was only natural that the
Arabs should fight back.
Broken down by ethnic groups,
32 per cent of English-speaking
Canadians are pro-Israel compared
to 17 per cent of French Cana-
Most of the indifferent group
claimed they were ''not interested'
and did not follow the subject.
Others said both sides were at
fault and neither was trying to
settle the dispute, while some
maintained that Canadians should
Pro Israelis cited "warm feel-
ings" toward Jews and admiration
for the way the Israelis have de-
veloped their homeland. Pro-
Arabs said Jews were "too ag-
gressive" and "take advantage."
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Kramer's Notable Films Head
Latest Hollywood Productions
By HERBERT G. LOFT
(Copyright 1969, JTA,
announces two new pictures to bo
produced by him under his new
pact with Columbia Studios. The
first one to go is "R.P.M.', " (aster-
isk is part of the title), a story of
campus turmoil starring Anthony
Quinn. After nine months of re-
search, Rod Sterling is on the final
draft of the screenplay. “R.P.M.'"
goes before the cameras in No-
vember and will find Quinn in the
serious contemporary role of a col-
lege dean beset by student unrest.
The asterisk in "R.P.M..", ac
cording to Kramer, calls attention
to the fact that the letters mean.
"revolutions per minute."
Kramer's second production is a
musical remake of his "Cyrano
de Bergerac," from the romantic
French classic by Leo Rostand.
The original screenplay for the
1951 version was written by Carl
Foreman with Jose Ferrer playing
the title role and Mala Powers in
the female lead under Michael
Gordon's direction. The new mu-
sical adaptation is being scripted
by Erich Segal, with Johnny Mer-
cer as lyricist and Oscar-winner
Michel Legrand as the composer.
Choreographer Onna White who
Ida Kantinska to Open
N.Y. Yiddish Theater
NEW YORK (JTA)—Ida Kam-
inska, who founded and directed
the Jewish State Theater in War-
saw, will open the new Jewish
repertory theater she is establish-
ing in New York on Oct. 12 with a
Yiddish adaptation of a Spanish
Mme Kaminska's theater will be
housed in the Roosevelt Theater
on Union Square. The opening
play will be "The Trees Die Stand-
ing" by Alexander Casona, who
left Spain during the Spanish
Civil War and is now a resident of
Casona's play, "The Daughter of
the Sea," won the Lope de Vega
Prize in 1934. Another of his
plays, "The Legend ofp the River,"
was performed by Habirna in 1951.
Mme. Kaminska, who adapted
the play. will also direct the pro-
duction and will appear in it.
'ISRAEL MAYAN CENTER
13947 CEDAR ROAD
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44118
and the entire staff of
25300 Telegraph, Southfield
Wish Everyone A Happy
won an Academy Award for - Oli-
ver" has been signed by Kramer
who this time doubles as producer-
director. "Cyrano" commences
photography early next year, as
Kramer says, at the other end of
the entertainment spectrum from
"R.P.M.'," strictly light-hearted
romance with songs and dances.
Producer-director Kramer still
has a big one, made in Italy, in
1968 for United. Artists release for
distribution. It is the World War II
epic, "The Secret of Santa Vit-
toria," a humorous account deal-
ing with a group of American sol-
diers headed by Anthony Quinn,
with Buddy Hackett on the side-
line, and Anna Magnani represent-
ing Italian womanhood.
*. s *
Tony Curtis has begun filming in
Istanbul, Turkey, "The Dubious
Patriots," an adventure thriller
based on an original screenplay by
Leo Gordon, for producer Gene
Corman, with Michele Mercier and
Charles Bronson co-starring under
Peter Collinson's direction. Set in
the Ottoman empire during the
period immediately following
World War I, Curtis and Bronson
are seen as two American expa-
triates who join forces in an at-
tempt to make their fortune. Fol
lowing five weeks on locations in
and around Istnbul, the Columbia
Pictures Company will move to
Goreme, a town in central Turkey
where early Christians carved
churches, monasteries and shrines
from the surrounding mountains
some 1,500 years ago. Final loca-
tions will be filmed on Turkey's
West coast in stich fabled spots as
Efeses, Kusasdasi and in the port
Edward G. Robinson, Jr., (the
young actor-son of a famous fa-
ther) with whom I worked on the
motion picture "Tank Batallion"
around 1958, has been signed for a
featured role in the Hal Wallis
production "Norwood" to be re-
leased by Paramount Studios. Rob-
inson was cast in the role by Jack
Haley, Jr., who directs the comedy
and who was a schoolmate of Rob-
inson's at Hawthorne School in
Beverly Hills. He's given him the
role of China Bates, a U.S. Navy
sailor who tries to romance Kim
Darby who stars in the picture
with Glen Campbell. Paul Nathan
is associate producer.
Elaine May discouraged camera
bugs on a New York location for
Paramount's "A New Leaf' who
kept intruding on a scene with
Walter Matthau. Miss May, who
also directs the .comedy, asked the
overzealous fang whether they had
a "black and white" camera or
color." If someone replied, black
and white, Elaine would answer
deadpanned, "It won't work on this
picture, this filth is in color."
* * *
Howard W. Koch will produce
the motion picture version of Neil
Simon's smash Broadway hit play,
"Plaza Suite" for Paramount Pic-
tures, as was announced by Robert
Evans. In the screen edition each
sketch will have two different top
stars enacting the roles unlike the
stage version *here two actors
portrayed the parts in all three
playlets. "Plaza Suite" marks a
reunion for Koch and Simon, as
Koch produced Simon's highly suc-
cessful, "The Odd Couple," one of
the top-grossing films in all of
Director John Fran'kenheimer,
Producer Harold Cohen, and Exec-
utive Edward Lewis are scheduled
to go to Tennessee for the filming
of "An Exile," based on the novel
by Madison Jones with a screen-
play by Alvin Sargent, with Gre-
gory Pemk in the central role.
There is nothing new in the
world except the history you do not
know. —Harry S. Truman.
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46—Friday, September 19. 1969
Best Wishes For A
Huppy and Healthy
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and son HENRY
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ESTELLE and HARRY GOSS
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