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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-05-27

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Fleischman Residence Takes Applications

With construction mov-
ing ahead on the Edward I.
and Freda Fleischman Re-
sidence in West Bloomfield,
applications are currently
being accepted from the
community.
Occupancy is set for Feb-
ruary 1984, according to
Robert . A. Steinberg,
president of the Jewish
Home for Aged.
As part of the complex ris-
ing on the Jewish commu-
nity's Maple-Drake site,
Fleischman Residence will
be linked to the Samuel and
Lillian Hechtman Federa-
tion Apartments by the
Louis C. and Edith B.
Blumberg Plaza. Together,
they represent a major step
forward in the community's
provision of a continuum of
care for the elderly. The
complex is the culmination
of years of planning by the
Jewish Welfare Federation,
United Jewish Charities,
Jewish Home for Aged and
Jewish Federation Apart-
ments.
Designed as a home for
more than 100 elderly
persons, Fleischman Re-
sidence offers an interim

An artist's drawing of the Fleischman Residence
and Hechtman Federation Apartments, linked by
Blumberg Plaza.

step between indepen- gious services will be pro-
dent apartment living vided at Blumberg, Plaza, -
and round-the-clock which will house the dining
nursing facilities. It will room, synagogue, music and
feature 96 carpeted suites other activity rooms, coffee
designed specifically to shop and administration
Meet the needs of the el- offices. The residence will
derly. The interior, de- be staffed 24 hours a day,
signed by Ruth Schnee, - and personal care services
will incorporate the will be available. Various
latest concepts in com- outreach programs for the
fort and function for the community will be coordi-
elderly, with special at- nated at Blumberg Plaza.
tention to lighting, fur-
nishings and color.
The community capital
Recreational and social fund-raising drive for the
activities, meals and reli- project will continue

through the summer. The
complex, in part, has been
funded through the
generosity of the Fleis-
chman and Blumberg
families, as well as other
community members.
Steinberg announced
that applicants will be con-
tacted for interviews begin-
ning in August, with notifi-
cation of acceptance in Oc-
tober., He also said that
tours of the new facility will
begin this fall.
For information or to re-
ceive an application, call
the Fleischman Residence,
661-2999.

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Formation of Screen Guild Told
in 'Hollywood Writers' Wars'

The story of the battle to ryl Zanuck.
form the Screen Writers
J'In 1978, screen writer
Guild and the political Michael Blankfort, an Or-
passions it aroused among thodox Jew who began his
the Hollywood community writing career as a theater
in the 1930s and 1940s is reviewer for The New Mas-
the riveting subject of "The ses, recalled in the Los
Hollywood Writers' . Wars" Angeles Herald Examiner:
(Knopf) by Nancy Lynn `The Warners, Cohn,
Schwartz.
Mayer, Goldwyn,.Selznick
The volume, Which was . . . dreamed hopelessly of
completed by Miss being more American than
Schwartz's mother Sheila the Gentiles who came be-
following the author's sud- fore them . . . I remember
den death, is based on an occasion when Myron
diaries, letters and hun- Selznick (David's brother),
dreds of recent interviews then Hollywood's most pow-
with writers, actors, direc- erful agent, attacked me
tors and producers who and my friend Budd Schul:
played key roles in the form- berg for creating anti-
ing of the guild. Semitism because we were
The author captures the involved in the left-wing
political turmoil that rudely struggles . . .
awakened Hollywood from
" 'His view of fighting
its "golden era" and led to anti-Semitism, one he
the advent of the House shared with many other itif-
UnAmerican Activities luential leaders, was to hide
Committee in Congress and our identity, keep quiet,
the blacklisting of dozens of change our names . . . and
writers and performers for disguise in our films any-
alleged Communist ties.
thing that might suggest
The cast of characters that Jews -were involved in
involved in the battle the uncertainties of the
stretched beyond the times.'
movie community to in-
"In 1979; John Howard
clude labor leaders and Lawson recounted the
newspaper publishers. following story in an
The roles played by issue of the Authors'
Helen Gahagan Douglas, Guild Bulletin: When I
Lillian Hellman, Ronald arrived at RKO, I was in-
Reagan, John Collier, formed that the studio
Abraham Polonsky, Ring would insist on only one
Lardner Jr., Dorothy slight change in my play
Parker and Budd Schul- (Processional); the lead-
berg are among those ing characters must not
outlined by Miss be Jews. I had always
Schwartz.
known that the play
In laying the background would be cheapened in
to the story of the guild, the the film version, but the
author also touches on the Jewish theme was clearly
anti-Semitism that often the heart of the play . . .
" 'By this time my per-
ran rampant through- the
Hollywood community de- sonal plans and my Guild
spite the fact that the film activities were already
industry was, in a large under way . . . I felt I had
part, run by Jewish men no choice but to accept the
like Sam Goldwyn and Dar- conditions imposed and to

salvage what I could_ from
the original work.' "
Miss Schwartz began re-
search on the book after re-
ceiving a grant from the Na-
tional Endowment for the
Humanities. Sheila
Schwartz, who completed
the book, is a professor of
English Education at State
University College in New
Paltz, N.Y.

That's the common fate of
your Machiavelians; they
draw their designs so subtle
that their very fineness
breaks them.
—Dryden

28585 Telegraph Rd. Across From Tel-Twelve Mall
Southfield, Mich. ,

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The Jewish Home for Aged

is pleased to inform you that

applications are now being taken

for the

Edward 1. and Freda Fleischman Residence

at Maple and Drake Roads, West Bloomfield

For further information please call: 661-2999

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