Daniel Frohman was feted Sunday night at the Hotel Biltmore in recognition of his forty-four years of service to the Actors’ Fund of America. The dinner marked the opening of the fund’s campaign for $1,000,000 to care for the needy, aged and ill of the theatrical profession. Many of the guests paid $1,000.44 for the dinner, the thousand dollars of which, it was announced, was to go into the organization’s treasury.
A portrait of Mr. Frohman, painted by I. Mortimer Block, was unveiled at the dinner. Just before the picture was shown to the guests, an address by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, was read by seven men prominent on the stage–John Drew, Augustus Thomas, Fred Stone, Otis Skinner, William Hodge, Walter Hampden and Frank Gillmore.
Otto H. Kahn has been appointed National Chairman of the campaign, it was announced at the dinner.
HABIMA PLAYERS HONORED AT MECCA TEMPLE RECEPTION
A large audience gathered at Mecca Temple Sunday night to attend the concert and reception arranged under the auspices of the Zionist Council of Greater New York in honor of the Habima troupe.
Dr. A. Rongy was chairman of the evening. Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who was called from the audience to address the gathering, compared the Habima to the Mishkan (temporary temple of the Jews in the desert) and expressed the wish that the Habima will finally build its temple of art in Palestine.
Nahum Zemach, founder and director of the Habima, and Tchemerinski spoke on behalf of the Habima, bringing the greetings of Russian Jewry.