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August 10, 1984 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-08-10

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10 Friday, August 10, 1984





Former Olympian joins
in LA Wallenberg tribute

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Los Angeles (JTA) —
Agnes Keleti, winner of 11
Olympic medals in gymnas-
tics for Hungary during the
1940s and 1950s, joined
Swedish Olympic officials
here Tuesday in honoring
Raoul Wallenberg at the
Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Members of Keleti's family
were among the estimated
100,000 Hungarian Jews
saved by Wallenberg during
the Holocaust.
The ceremony, which was
attended by more than 200
Americans, Swedes and Is-
raelis, marked the 72nd
birthday of the Swedish dip-
lomat, who was captured by
the Soviet Union in 1945
and whose fate is still being
debated. Soviet officials
claim Wallenberg died of a
heart attack whilein prison
in 1947, but many people
believe that he is still alive.
Keleti, 63, a resident of
Israel since 1956, said that
Wallenberg "was a true
humanitarian who came
through for my family and

Raoul Wallenberg: Olympic
thousands of others during
our hour of need. It is an
honor to me to represent
Jews from all over the wfrld
in remembering this won-
derful man."
Her mother and sister
were saved by Wallenberg
in Budapest in 1944. He
provided them with false
Swedish diplomatic papers
and sheltered them in so-
called "Swedish safe
houses" enabling them to

elude certain deportati
and imminent death at t
hands of the Nazis. Kele
herself, was saved by pu
chasing Christian doc
ments and working as
housekeeper until the end
the war. Her father was d
ported to Auschwitz an
Joining Keleti in hono
ing Wallenberg wer
Swedish Olympic official
Gustav Anderberg and B
Benston, chairman an
secretary-general, respe
tively, of the Swedis
Olympic Committee'
executive committee. Othe
participants •include
Swedish Consul-General fo
Los Angeles Margaret
Hogardt; Steven and Lil
lemor Anderson, co
directors of the Ad Ho
Committee of Swedis
Americans for Wallenberg
and Bernice Ringman,
close friend of Wallenber
when he was a student a
the University of Michiga
during the 1930s.


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Hollywood — Steven
Spielberg's latest screen
epic, Indiana Jones and the
Temple of Doom, which pre-
cedes in time the adven-
tures of the American ar-
cheologist in his earlier
Raiders of the Lost Ark, is
pure entertainment for
children and those among
the grown-ups who have
maintained their sense of
wonderment. The movie
creates a 1,001 Nights feel-
ing when taking us across
Asia from a Shanghai
nightclub to the palace of an
Indian maharajah.
Spielberg's fantasy has no
bounds when conjuring up a
world of illusions and fan-
tastic apparations yet, the
director sometimes goes
overboard in excesses of
cruel tortures, mayhem and
murder. Still, he is able to
interject a certain amount
of homespun humor from
the screenplay by Gloria
Katz and Willard Huyck
who adapted the story by
George Lucas (of Star
Wars), one of the producerg
of the picture.
The team is greatly
helped by the performance
of Harrison Ford as the
sometimes sarcastic, often
humanly warm Indiana
Jones who is teamed with a
delightful Chinese boy on
the screen portraying the
eight-year-old wiz "Short
Round," and by Kate Cap-
shaw, essaying the role of a
4 1 1000We: I;I4Y0,
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singer who tries to over- only once, with Cruising,
come the hardship of the hard-hitting underworl
dangerous trek with allures expose which, perhaps, wa
of grandeur.
ahead of its time.
During recent years,
Friedkin is now prepar
Spielberg has emerged as
one of the movie industry's ing a contemporary sus
most successful directors. pense thriller for Twentiet
Jaws and Close Encounters Century Fox that bega
of the Third Kind, both star- filming in mid-July i
ring Richard Dreyfuss, Wales and Scotland. Se
made the list of all-time box Trial is a tale of surviva
office successes and of mul- based on a novel by Fran
tiple Academy Award De Felitta in which a youn
couple charter a sailboat o
Following this success, a famous sea captain an
Spielberg co-wrote and co- then find themselves in
produced Poltergeist and series of life-threatenin
concurrently directed, what situations.
he regarded a small film
Jack Thompson, one o
from his own idea, E.T. The Australia's most popula
actors, who in this countr
Huyck and Katz, who is best known for Breake
wrote the scenario to In- Morant and for the por
diana Jones, first came into ti ayal of Golda Meir'
their own as coauthors lifetime friend (opposite In
with Lucas of 'American grid Bergman) in the two
Graffiti, which catapulted part TV epic dealing wit
young Richard Dreyfuss to the career of the late Israel
fame. Michael Kahn, the Prime Minister, portray
editor of Indiana Jones, the male lead in Sea Trial
worked with Spielberg on a with Barbara Hershey (cur
number of pictures before. rently on the screen in Th
His first feature film work, Natural) at his side. _
however, was accomplished
on Rage (George C. Scott.
Israeli Philharmonic Or
WILLIAM FRIEDKIN is chestra have recorde
another youthful director Mahler's First Symphon
with a long list of successful for the Jack Eisner picture
pictures to his credit, among The Children's War base
them The Boys in the Band, on the, producer's childhoo
The French Connection and experience in the Wipe
The Exorcist, netting, with Ghetto and at the Au
the last two, a number of schwitz extermination cen
&was, kle ■ failed‘ ter in World War II.

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