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Scholars Seeking Richard Widmark’s Hitler Youth Film

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Actor Richard Widmark, who died earlier this month, had been an amateur filmmaker back in 1937. On a post-college cycling trip, he and a friend shot a short 8mm documentary about Hitler Youth camps. Film historians are keen to find the 1937 footage, but the best guess is that it was probably destroyed upon the the US’s entry into the war.

Widmark played Col. Tad Lawson, the prosecutor in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg.

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37178697-26075441.jpgRabbi Rushfield Quotes Hardy: We are totally and completely in love with Rabbi Richard Rushfield and his ever-weirder recaps of American Idol. This week, he quotes Thomas Hardy’s poem Convergence of the Twain and generally makes us wonder whether he’s writing under the influence of God or scotch.

37180897-26102722.jpgKiss of Death: Richard Widmark, the dashing leading man of 40 films (and father-in-law of Sandy Koufax) died after a long illness. He was 93.

Clint Eastwood Canned: Clint Eastwood and Bobby Shriver have a laugh about the fact that their friend (and in Bobby’s case, brother-in-law) Arnold Schwarzenegger yanked them from the state parks commission.

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“I talked to him the day we were not reappointed, or as Donald Trump would say, ‘You’re fired,’ ” Eastwood said in an interview, his gravelly impression of Schwarzenegger’s Austrian accent producing a kind of Dirty Harry-meets-the Terminator effect.

We live in a weird state.