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December 12, 1986 - Image 68

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-12-12

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68 Friday, December 12, 1986

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

DANNY RASKIN

WITH THE MEMORIES
of Duke Ellington, Count
Basie and so many other
great orchestras in an era
long past lurking about, Leah
Marks and the Italian
American Cultural Society
presented Viva L'Italia at Or-
chestra Hall.
The old Paradise Theater of
yesteryears was a glamorous
scene ... as probably the
finest musical fashion prod-
uction presented in these
parts unfolded on the huge
Orchestra Hall stage.
Where strains of Take The
A Train drifted from below as
Duke Ellington's fabulous or-
chestra rose from a large pit
to continue playing songs
that made musical history, - a
large stage is now positioned
permanently.
Harry Kosins remembers
the old former Paradise The-
ater well ... so does Arnie
Becker, who reminisced that
if people came three hotirs
earlier they could get a seat
up front in those days.
That's where we chose to
sit for the fashion show ...
after gorging on the wonder-
ful selections from about 20
restaurants ... including
over 2,000 pieces of cocoanut
chicken from Excalibur and
enough shrimp from chef
Marty Wilk to fill a lot of
boats ... Mario's, Panache,
Roma Cafe, E.G. Nicks, Red
Devil, Joe Muer's, Caucus
Club, C.A. Muer eateries,
1940 Chop House, Kingsley
Inn, etc.
Sitting in front was a good
idea ... even if near the
show's opening, fog wafted
onto our faces ... It was a
brilliant setting with Roman
columns against which some
of the pretty and statuesque
models leaned ... Muscular
Roman gladiators carrying
the lovelies on their shoul-
ders, snow, brilliant lighting
and music with a soft beat.
The fashions were abso-
lutely breathtaking ... from
Naomi's, Kosins Clothes,
John Darakjian Jewelers,
D.O.C. Optique and Bricker-
Tunis Furs ... elegantly pre-
sented in an extremely well-
paced, high coordination of
beauteous glamor.
When the curtains rose, the
names of these stores ... plus
those of Mariomax, who
styled the models' hair, and
Tamara Institute de Beaute
cosmetic artists for the mod-
els.
This was without doubt
Leah Marks' best ex-
travaganza ... and as Al Jol-
son said, "It ain't over yet,
folks!" ... Leah has even
more elaborate ideas in that
ever-working brain of hers.
Between 600 and 700
people enjoyed the variety of
foods ... thrilled to the
high-styled offerings ... and
experienced the warm convi-
viality among each other.
Ben Kosins recuperating
from quadruple bypass ...
This will be first December in

55 years that Ben will not be
at Kosins Clothes ... 'owned
by him and brother Harry ...
Doctor says to take it easy for
a few months and he'll do it
in Florida ... Barbara Fein-
berg and "my date" son of
hers and Roy's, Danny ...
Harry Kosins and his "date"
... daughter of his and wife ,
Marilyn's, very talented
songstress Kathie Kosins.

Billy Rose Trio strolling
about while folks savored the
food ... so many people ...
such a wonderful evening ...
and so much more to come as
the folks sat themselves in an
Orchestra Hall that will be
renovated to be among the
world's finest ... It already
has the great accoustics
Paradise Theater was noted
for ... along with its balcony
and tiered box seats around
the sides.
This was a show that
needed no commentary ... it
spoke for itself ... very loud
... and clear ... John Finck
introduced the evening ...
and Leah and her models, as-
sisted by Bonnie Suder,
choreographer, and Jim Nel-
son, stage manager, did the
rest.
The show followed a tribute
to Frank Stella, in whose
honor Viva L'Italia was pre-
sented ... Designers Lou
Myles and Dominic Rompollo
were introduced ... and
Frank was given a custom-
tailored Lou Myles suit.
This was a fashion show of
fashion shows ... styles at
their highest ebb ... preci-
sion coordination that flowed
with the grace of an elegant
champagne. ,
Naomi's on Orchard Lake
Road, Kosins Clothes on
Southfield Road, Bricker-
Tunis Furs on Orchard Lake
Road and John Darakjian
Jewelers on Franklin Road
and Northwestern ... Re-
vealed styles that brought
ahs! and oohs! of captivating
intrigue.
Leah Marks has produced
many fashion shows ... but
none better than this ... a
fashion extravaganza at its
best ... Leah's shows seem to
gain even greater quality
each time!

and "Stuffed Cabbage. You're
gonna love it. They're big,
they're sweet, and they're not
doing anything for dinner!"
Number 23 at Shanghai
Shapiro's is Who Dip Har?
and picture by it says, "I
did!"
"To eat with chopsticks,
hold firmly between thumb
and forefinger, throw on floor
and pick up fork."
This is the new Shanghai
Shapiro's, open for lunch and
dinner ... with fortune
cookies that have Jewish
proverbs.
IT'S CALLED Gateway
Deli at Harvard Row, Lahser
and 11 Mile, but sign above
cash register says, "Lenny's"
... The lighted neon hting in
window at place owned by
Lenny Fidler seven years ago
on Orchard Lake Road be-
tween 12 and 13 Mile ..
now occupied by Sunrise Cafe
number three.
The sign was at Marty
Weinstock's Radiant Sign Co.
just lying around when
Marty gave it to Lenny's son
Jeff, who was going to Wash-
ington where dad had Gate-
way Delicatessen ... Lenny
brought it back here, had the
sign refurbished and it hangs
in the glory of those seven
years ago.
FORTY FOUR years back,
Lenny and partner Shel
Loewy became the second
owners of Lou's Deli on West
McNichols east of Schaefer.
STILL ANOTHER Morris
Margulies development . . .
Carson Center ... to be built
on Northwestern Hwy. near
Franklin Plaza.

-

"JAKARTA GINGER
CHICKEN. If you don't

know what Jakarta means,
don's ask us because we don't
either. Just order this dish.
Be careful. It's a hot one!"
This is a sample of the
menu at new Shanghai Shap-
iro's Chinese and deli restau-
rant recently opened at West
Bloomfield Plaza, Orchard
Lake Rd. south of Maple ...
locale of former Encore deli.
It's operated by Henry Yee
and Iry Greenberg:
"Fancy Shmancy Dishes"
has "Roast of BBQ Chicken.
Whether we roast it or bar-
becue this is the best half of
a spring chicken ever sprung"
... and "Whitefish Filet.
Traditionally tender and
tasty. No bones about it!" ...

Mort Zieve and Soupy Sales.

IN THE '70s, Soupy Sales
was a spokesman for Elias
Brothers Big Boy ... and did
a number of commercials for
the family restaurant chain
... Producer of the spots was
Mort Zieve, who had worked
with Soupy at WXYZ-TV
Channel 7 in the Maccabees
Bldg. when both were
WXYZ-TV employees.
They had a reunion re-
cently when Soupy, king of
the pie-in-the-face . . . and
Mort, now one of the bossmen
at Simons Michelson Zieve
Advertising andThe Jewish
News movie critic met to tape

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