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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, January 8, 1955, Part 3

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff

City of Hope
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 5

The Installation of Officers of the City of Hope Auxiliary has been postponed due to the untimely death of Bill Schusterman, husband of Goldie Schusterman.

Temple Men’s Club
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 5

With “Sports Nite” as the theme, Temple Beth Israel Men’s Club I planning a get-acquainted meeting for all members and prospective members, January 11 in the Temple Center.

Prominent local sports personalities who will speak include: Olin Dutra, Mission Valley golf pro; Sammy Stein, former top notch pro wrestler, Bill Starr and Bob Elliott of the Padre Ball Club.

During the meeting a 16 mm movie sound projector will be presented to the Temple.  This projector was purchased from Men’s Club funds set aside for such worthwhile projects.

For further information regarding “Sports Nite” contact the program chairman, Al Brooks, Atwater 4-618.

(High School search)
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 5

Possible sites for a new high school in the East San Diego area are under examination by the Board of Education.

Native Son to Sing At Russ January 26
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 6

Theodor Uppman, California-born baritone, who created the title-role of the Benjamin Britten opera, “Billy Budd,” highlight of the London 1951-52 music season, will give a San Diego recital Wednesday evening, 8:30, Jan. 26 in Russ Auditorium.

Young Uppman’s local engagement is the second event on the current Master Artist Series.

Uppman is considered one of the most exciting opera and concert stars to arrive on the international music scene in a long time.

Salzburg Marionette Theatre Here Jan. 15

Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 6

One of the famous Salzburg Marionettes measuring 3 /12 feet tall is shown by Professor Herman Aicher.  The famed Marionette Theatre will present three performances at Roosevelt Auditorium on Saturday, January 15.

The most famous marionette theatre in the world comes to San Diego for three performances on Saturday, January 154 at Roosevelt Auditorium.  Coming from Salzburg, Austria, since its founding  in 1913, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre have given some 7733 performances in Salzburg alone, hwere, since 1936, they have been an integral part of the Salzburg Music Festival.

Professor Herman Aicher, founder, and his family, will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the matinees at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., while a Johann Strauss evening will be given at 8:30 pm.., including the complete English versio of the opera, “The Fiedermaus” and the “Blue Danube” pantomime ballet. These programs are designed for young and adults alike, and offer entertainment of the highest order and genuine art.

The deLannay-Howarth box office opens January 3 from 10 to 5:30 daily for public sale of tickets.  Matinee tickets are unreserved and are available at $1.66 while reserved tickets for the evening performance are available at $2.76, $2.21 and $1.66.  Reservations can be made by telephoning BE-2-3457.

Ballet Theatre Here January 16

Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 6

The Ballet Theatre, first American-born of the big-time dance companies, will appear in San Diego Sunday evening Jan. 16 at 8:30 in Russ Auditorium. The famed dance troupe’s local engagement is a William E. King attraction.

When the Ballet Theatre plays here, its leading dancers will be Igor Youskevitch, top-ranking classical dancer in the ballet field today, the peerless dramatic dancer, Nora Kaye, John Kriza, one of the most vital and versatile young dancers in America, and Ruth Ann Koesun, Eric Braun, Lupe Serrano, Erik Bruhn and Sonia Arova.

This dance company of 100 will travel with its own symphony orchestra, under the musical direction of Joseph Levine.  Dimitri Romanoff is regisseuer.

Tickets are available at Palmer Box Office, 640 Broadway.

“Affairs of State” Next at Old Globe
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 6

A witty attire on love and politics, set in Washington during the Truman administration, “Affairs of State” will open the New Year at the Old Globe Theatre. Starting on January 10 and playing e3very night but Sunday for a limited run, the show will feature an outstanding cast under the direction of Craig Noel.

Leading lady Charlotte Henry, who will be remembered for her career in motion pictures and on the professional stage, has appeared as principal in three Globe hits: “John Loves Mary,” “Strange Bedfellows” and “Goodbye, My Fancy.”  Leading man, Robert Hartle, a graduate of famed Cleveland Playhouse, last winter was visible in a Channel 8 TV Show, “Green Thumb.”  Globe Theatre favorites Jack Mosher and Eleanor Rose, last seen in the Community Theatre production “Lo and Behold.”  Bill Nelson has done radio work at WWRL and WMGM in New York, in Bremerton, Wash., and as disc jockey aboard the USS Princeton, broadcasting to Task Force 77 during the Korean campaign.

These five fill the stellar roles in “Affairs of State,” a smartly place Louis Verneuil comedy relating what happens when the Hon. Dan Cupid drops a few bombs over the Capitol dome.

L.A. Philharmonic Presents Piatagorsky
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 6

Gregor Piatigorsky, world famous cellist, will be guest soloist when the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra resumes its current local concert series, Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m. in Russ Auditorium. Alfred Wallenstein will be on the podium.

Piatigorsky, who has been heard by more people than any other living cellist, began his career at the age of 8 playing in the orchestra of a small theatre in Dnepropetrovak, his home town. By the time he was 15, his fame had spread to Moscow where he was appointed first cellist of the Imperial Opera. When he arrived in this country in 1929, his reputation already was international. In the two decades since his American d3ebut, he has performed in the United States and Canada more than 1000 times including some 250 appearances as soloist with every major orchestra in America.

Tickets are available at the Palmer Box Office, 640 Broadway.

(Success Ladder)
Southwestern Jewish Press, January 8, 1955, Page 6

You can’t get up the ladder of success any faster by stepping on the heads of those you are passing.

“Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.  To find stories on specific individuals or organizations, type their names in our search box.  

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