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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, September 01, 1939, Image 5

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Friday, September 1, 1939
OUR FILM FOLKS
By HELEN ZIGMOND
Hollywood—Hundreds of people
from the stage and the films
gathered at the Ambassador Hotel
last night to honor a grand old
man of the theatre —Gus Edwards.
It was his birthday—6oth offi
cially—but there was some doubt
among the old-timers. ’Twas a
Broadway-to-Hollywood night . . .
Eddie Cantor mastered the cere
monies * . • Weber and Fields,
Ray Bolger, Harry Raps, Mervin
Leßoy, and many others, who
were kiddies in the Edwards’
School Days Revue or old asso
ciates clustered about the former
vaude impresario. With senti
mental feeling strange to Holly
wood, the guests sand “School
Days,” “By the Light of the
Silvery Moon,” and other hit
tunes of Edwards in his palmy
days. Ray Bolger, called upon to
dance, asked for suggestions.
“Kozzotski,” screamed someone.
“Kozzotski from a goy?....Fur
vuss?” retorted the comic, and
loosed a stream of Yiddish that
was as hilarious as his terpsich
oreantics.
Gus Edwards is called “the dis
coverer of stars” —he gave so
many youngsters their first
chance —Winchell, Jessell, Cantor,
George Price, Eddie Buzzell, Mer
vyn Leßoy, Ray Bolger are a few
on his roster of famous people. A
picturization of his life, “The Star
maker,” is soon to be released.
Ironic touch: A truck, adver
tising the superb Jascha Heifetz’
tune-film, crawls through our
thoroughfares blaring hot “blues!”
A contest for the Ann Sheridan
of the Bronx resulted in crowning
Rosie Goldstein “The Schmaltz
Girl!”
Story of Bar Kochbah, Hebrew
warrior is under consideration as
a stellar vehicle for Joseph Schild
kraut at M. G. M. Nothing to
worry about though . . . it’s only
in the consideration stage . . .
“ Chinematography: ” Melvyn
Douglas, as one of the state re
lief commissioners, was called to
Sacramento on official business.
It’s in the bag!—Dictator Charlie
shot his first scene this week!
John Garfield stops for every
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hitch-hiker he sees—he remembers
when . . . Warner execs are con
ferring on a sequel to “Nazi Spy,”
using material gathered by G-Man
Turrou on his recent European
sojourn. “Test No. 606” starring
Edward Robinson, is the tag for
the story of Dr. Paul Ehrlich, dis
coverer of salvarsan. Eddie Can
tor will have “Forty Little Moth
ers” for his next —what! and not
a son among ’em? William Fox
... remember him ? ... is quiet
ly visiting the scenes of his joy
hood. As Robin Paigo “no go,”
so Maxine Marx, Chico’s dotter,
returns to the family labed and
becomes a comedienne . . . she
hopes.
Typical of the heartbreak town
is the experience of William
Strauss. With years of stage
w;ork behind him, he tried to get
into the movies . . . for seven
long and lean years he struggled
... Then suddenly . . . when he
was ill in the hospital . . . the'
call came. Determined to make
good, he got up from his sick-bed
... carried through the trouper
tradition. His performance as
“Mr. Carp” in “Golden Boy” is a
credit to himself and his profes
sion.
Coincidentally, Strauss has his
own “golden boy” in his family—
his son is a violinist aiming for
;the concert stage. “Fortunately,”
adds the proud father, “he has no
inclination toward the fight ring.”
For the first time in seven years
American films will be absent
from the Venice Film Festival.
Paul Joseph Goebbels of Rhineland
opened the meeting this year.
“Nuff sed . . .
A competitive festival has been
j set up at Cannes, France for those
'who refuse to be “protected” in
the kindly Fascist manner. It
seems to be creating plenty of in
terest . . . and is awarding prizes
in true international spirit.
If producers were alert they
would pick up Don Meyer, star
comedian of “Labor Pains.” a lo
cal “Pins-and-Needles” effusion by
the International Ladies Garment
Workers Union. Meyer has the
face of a young Mischa Auer and
the spirit of the Marxes and the
Ritzes all put together.
Slapsie Maxie can’t invite people
to his case because “when I run
my restaurant, I’m a heartless
corporation!”
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THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
The “Unknown
Soldier” In Israel
(Continued from Page Three)
Only about a decade ago it
looked as though "the richest and
most powerful Jewish community
of the world” would know how to
welcome and cherish the contribu
tions of a profession which sought
to bring dignity and meaning to
their lives as Jews and Americans.
However, it took tne first pinch of
the depression for the Jewish
teacher to discover that he was
engaged in a field which enjoyed
neither the recognition of a use
ful trade nor the dignity of an
honorable profession. He does not
receive the support and protection
of Jewish institutions, nor is he
encouraged in his efforts to or
ganize his fellow teachers; for, as
the argument runs, Jewish educa
tion is a “voluntary” enterprise
and, therefore, the Jewish teacher
must resign himself to the “good
will” of individual parents, syna
gogue presidents and charity di
rectors. It is this realization of
not being “needed” or “wanted”
that is at the core of the gloom
and the depression, both physical
and spiritual, that prevail today
in Jewish education in America.
The “rebbi” or “melamed” of
old may have suffered even great
er deprivations than does the
Hebrew teacher of America; how
ever, his economic position did
not differ from that of those
about him, the majority of whom
shared in the squalor and poverty
of eastern European Jewry. While
he was deprived of the comforts
and emoluments of a worldly life,
the “rebbi” of old at least had the
satisfaction that his community
recognized his “sacred” calling
and assured him a position of
honor and esteem not unlike that
of the “Rabbi” and other mem
bers of the Jewish spiritual aris
tocracy.
In the case of the Hebrew
teacher in America, he is denied
a salary commensurate with Am
erican standards of living and, in
addition, is treated with disregard,
at times with contempt just be
cause he does not enjoy a position
of power And influence. It is the
rare and exceptional congregation,
men’s club, charity board, B’nai
B’rith or Zionist organization
which would take cognizance of
the Jewish teacher or seek the
benefit of his Jewish learning,
although time and again he has
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proven his interest in and loyalty
to the Jewish community.
Small wonder that young people
with character and ability these
days shun the Hebrew teaching
profession and those who are in it
are eager to get out of it. Even
those who are charged with the
responsibility of training teachers,
knowing the realities of Jewish
education, hesitate to encourage
their students to prepare for a
profession which calls for twice
as much time and energy for prep
aration (a thorough secular and
Hebrew education) but offers
neither a reasonable wage, nor
security, nor social approval.
PERSONAL
Miss Sonya Heyman, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heyman,
is vacationing in Baltimore, Md.
where she is being widely enter
tained by her many friends.
Mrs. A. Landey of Pensacola,
was a visitor in Jacksonville last
Friday as she stopped en route to
Fort Bragg where she visited her
son, Alvin Landey, who is doing
military duty there.
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last week.
Miss Wahnish, a graduate of
Leon High School and Florida
State College for Women, spoke in
the studios of station WHN, N. Y.
Miss Wahnish, who recently
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