The New York Campaign of the United Jewish Appeal will bring to a climax its intensive efforts on behalf of German Jewish refugees with the showing of a gigantic presentation of stage and screen artists at the Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening,. September 20. The event, which will represent the contribution of the Amusement Division to the campaign, has elicited wide interest throughout the city in view of the fact that it will offer to people of limited means an opportunity to make their gifts to the German Jewish relief fund through this medium.
In announcing the purposes of the Yankee Stadium enterprise, Nathan Burkan, Chairman of the Amusement Division, declared it would be one of the “most unique productions ever staged in New York.” Entitled “Night of Stars,” the huge entertainment will assemble the largest number of celebrities of stage, screen and radio ever to appear together on one stage. Elaborate preparations are already in progress and many leading theatrical managers are actively interested in the production.
The use of the stadium for the presentation of “Night of Stars” has been donated by Colonel Jacob Ruppert as his contribution toward the success of the Amusement Division’s undertaking.
Mr. Burkan also announced that among those who are participating in the arrangements for “Night of Stars” are: Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, George Jessel, Sam Katz, Max Gordon, Sam H. Harris, Herman Shumlin, Gus Edwards, Nick Kenny, Felix F. Feist, Boris Morros, Jack Pearl, Saul E. Rogers, Louis Nizer, Sigmund Romberg, Abe Lastfoge, A. Baron, Mrs. Robert W. Straus, Mrs. Charles S. Guggenheimer, Mrs. David E. Goldfarb, Max Rubinoff, Mrs. Max J. Bernheim, Arthur Voegtlin, Dr. G. A. Lowenstein Z. H. Rubinstein, Dave Ferguson, and Samuel Blitz, executive director.
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