A Variety of Anecdotes
Elizabeth Bergner's Successes;
Iler Flight From Naza Terror
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
36—Friday, February 13, 1970
50.000 came to California during
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
Rabbi Tobias Geffen
(Copyright 19:0, JTA, Inc.)
I that era.
went before the cameras at Film-
By HERBERT G. LUFT
The French press continues to
No gold has been f ound in
(Copyright 1970, JTA, Inc.)
ways Studios in Upper Manhattan of Atlanta; Believed
enjoy the little incident of the Israel, but Sapir, Israel's finance
HOLLYWOOD—Elizabeth Berg- early in January. David Greene is
gunboats and Israel's admiral, , minister, speaking at the meeting ner, whose fame once rivaled that directing, and Eli Wallach, Julie Oldest in Rabbinate
"Mokka" Limon. His nickname' of the board of governors of Israel
ATLANTA (JTA)—Rabbi Tobias
Harris, Hal Holbrook and Cloris
seems to lend itself to the purpose. Bonds in New York, said that more I of Greta Garbo, at the age of 69 Leachman are in starring roles. Geffen, believed to have been the
is making a screen comeback in
Admiral Limon's first name is than 60,000 immigrants are expect-
a horror movie, "Cry of the Ban- Based on the Emmy Award-win- oldest Orthodox rabbi in the
Mordecai, but his friends call him ed to settle in Israel during 1970.
ning television play by J. P. Mil- United States, died here Tuesday.
In early America, it was not shee,"
for short and a French pa-
in Eng- ler, the story deals with the time- He would have been 100 years old
per on his departure ran an edi- easy to get immigrants. When land. Co-starring with Vincent ly subject of dope addiction. The in July.
torial captioned "Goodby, Mokka." Texas was an independent repub- Price, Miss Bergner portrays the safety of a middle-class world is
Rabbi Geffen was a founder of
Incidentally, no admiral in the he prior to its annexation to the
high priestess of a pagan cult in disrupted in the almost documen- the Shearith Israel Congregation
world has fittin g a name. Limon United States, a Mexican Jew who 17th Century Britain under 38- tary film, by the spread of hallu-
here, which he had served as
in Hebrew means port or harbor. had settled there, Henry Castro,
year-old Gordon Hessler's direc- cinatory drugs to the point where spiritual leader for more than 60
The most often used Hebrew word went to Europe and brought five ti
the average teen-ager next door years. He had continued as rabbi
for port is "namal" but limon is thousand settlers to Texas. It was
could be a user or dealer. Much
also used. It is one of those Greek considered a phenomenal achieve- Born in Vienna, Elizabeth Berg- in the same way as J. P. Miller's and as teacher of a class at the
words that crept into the Hebrew ment. Castro County in Texas is ner rose to fame on the Max Rein-
synagogue until recently when he
hardt stage in Berlin in 1923, earlier, "Days of Wine and Roses," became ill.
named after him.
If it is not gold that is attract-
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He was a founder of the Union
ing immigrants to Israel, what is B. Shaw's "Saint Joan." A year misuse of alcohol, "The People
of Orthodox Rabbis of the United
Look For Bus Driver
it? The Jewish Kemfer tells the later she made her film debut in Next Door" cuts through to the
There are some things which story of a wealthy European Jew Ossip Dymov's "Nju," opposite underlying social problems of our States and Canada, which he had
served as Southern District chair-
can only happen in Israel. Where whose daughter went to Israel for Emil Jannings and Conrad Veidt, time.
man for nearly 60 years. He also
else will they hold up a wedding a visit. She went to a kibutz and under Dr. Paul Czinner's direction.
MARVIN HAMLISCH, 25-year- had been president of the Mizrachi
to look for a bus driver?
could not be induced to return Czinner became her husband and
Last week, there was commotion home. Her sister was sent to bring was to guide all of her motion pic- old New Yorker, was signed by Religious Zionist Organization of
in the Haifa bus station. They , her back and she came there and tures for a period of 15 years. producer Jerry Adler to write the Atlanta. Born in Kovno, Lithuania,
were looking for a certain bus also decided to remain. So now Among her noteworthy German- musical score for "Nobody Loves he came to the United States in
driver. the parents are moving their fac- made films of the silent era were Flapping Eagle," the Anthony 1903.
He is survived by four sons and
"Der Geiger von Florenz," "Dona Quinn starrer which was recently
It seems that a young woman tory to Israel.
We asked a knowing friend how Juana" and Schnitzler's "Fraulein completed at Warner Bros. Stu- four daughters. Two of his sons,
from Ireland moved to Israel.
On a bus ride to Haifa, she met he accounted for the rush to Else." Among her sound films dios. Hamlisch is the composer of Joel and Samuel, are rabbis, as
were the famous, "Der Traeu- the stage musical, "Minnie's are three of his grandchildren.
a young Israeli and the acquaint- Israel.
"Well," he said, "everybody iS mende Mund" and "Ariane." The Boys," forthcoming Broadway at-
ance ripened into love and now
they were going to wed. But they moving to the suburbs, aren't former was remade with her in traction dealing with the earlier Religious Leaders to Air
England under the title of "Dream- days of the Marx Brothers.
insisted that the bus driver must they?"
• • •
ing Lips." The second was remade
be at the wedding. No "hupa"
Morality in Science
in Hollywood as "Love in the
Sands of the Negev
JERRY LEWIS signed Kaye
without the bus driver.
NEW YORK—A three-day con-
Ballard for a cameo role in
Finally, after some effort, he
There is no gold in Israel, but
"Which Way to the Front?" Jan sultation between Presbyterians
was found, and he will be a chief Prof. Moshe Tendler of Bar-Ilan as "Ariane."
When Hitler rose to power in Murray who in the same movie and Jews that will examine the
attraction at the wedding.
University thinks there is some
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thing more precious in the sands 1933, Miss Bergner and her portrays an American officer pos- moral role of religious leadership
Israeli "Gold Rush"
of the Negev. While some sci- director-husband fled to England ing as a member of the dreaded in shaping such scientific develop-
Suppose the papers carried a entists have been studying the where she appeared in a not-too SS elite corps in World War II, ments as the breaking of the gene-
story about a gold strike in Israel. cold sands of the moon, Dr. Tend- successful screen version of tells this columnist that he tic code, manipulation of human
Imagine the Gold Rush. It would ler has been experimenting with Shakespeare's "As You Like It" frightened a Jewish woman who behavior through drugs and sub-
probably be like the California the sun-heated sands of the Negev with a youngish Laurence Olivier wandered by mistake onto the lo- liminal suggestion and the test
and his experiments lead him to at her side. When Alexander caton set. The elderly lady, a na- tube creation of life opened Sunday
Gold Rush of 1848.
Every school child knows about believe they have valuable anti- Hordes epic, "Catherine The tive of Hamburg and in Hollywood at the Nassau Inn, Princeton, N.J.
that Gold Rush, yet only about biotic qualities which may be of Great" opened in Berlin in the only a few days, saw in the antics
value in treating cancer and other spring of 1934, the British-made of the comedian a glimpse of her
Long John Silver
film was greeted with govern. •wn past.
We Repair, Restyle, Re-
Found Gold In
When children play in the sands, ment-organized riots — because
model any LAMP or Ceil-
Michigan's January traffic deaths
maybe they know what they are Miss Bergner was Jewish. Lead-
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penfuehrer Ernst Boehm who than the 137 in the same month a
I remember my youth and the less then three months later him- year ago, according to state police
Lighting & Wall
feeling that will never come back self became a victim of Hitler's provisional figures.
any more—the feeling that I could insanity during the abortive
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wood in 1939.
From 1940 to 1950, Miss Bergner
worked in the U.S., Australia and
on the continent. On Broadway,
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Miss Bergner returned to the
screen in the late 40s in a film
a smart new
based on J. B. Priestley's play,
"Time and the Conways," and to
the London stage in 1950 in a re-
vival of Moliere's "The Gay In-
valid." Shortly before starting
work in "Cry of the Banshee," she
. . . just one from our
co-starred with Sir John Gielgud
great collection of
in a BBC-TV production of Shaw's
"In Good King Charles' Golden
Miss Bergner became a British
citizen 35 years ago. Today, she
and her director-husband, Paul
Czinner, live in the Belgravia area
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of London. In recent years, Czin-
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Why, after a 25-year absence
from -the American screen, did one
of the great actresses of our time
still in progress!
Printers of The Jewish News for over a Quarter Century
select a horror picture for her
Come in and save!
"Because," says Miss Bergner,
"I wanted to be seen. Everybody
these days goes to see horror
movies, especially the young
people. And I want to be seen
by the young people."
This columnist talked with Miss
Bergner at the San Francisco Film
Festival where a retrospective
allISZC ► OWI, sad leisure
series of her pictures was shown.
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