We had completely forgotten about this movie until last Sunday, when we attended a performance of the Central Jersey Wind Ensemble in East Brunswick.
The program, Movies, Musicals, and Broadway, included Henry Mancini's Pie in the Face Polka, which played in the background during the Pie in the Face fight, one of the funniest movie scenes of all time.
We rushed to YouTube and found the scene that we're sharing with you as our Throwback Thursday feature this week.
By the way, Tony's Jewish philanthropy is not well known, but stands as a testimony to his love for his heritage. Beginning in 1990, Curtis and his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis took a renewed interest in their family's Hungarian Jewish heritage, and helped finance the rebuilding of the "Great Synagogue" in Budapest, Hungary. The largest synagogue in Europe today, it was originally built in 1859 and suffered damage during World War II.
In 1998, he also founded the Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture, and served as honorary chairman. The organization works for the restoration and preservation of synagogues and 1300 Jewish cemeteries in Hungary. He dedicated this to the 600,000 Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Hungary and lands occupied by the Hungarian Army.
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