An Empire of Their Own by Neal Gabler
How the Jews Invented Hollywood

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry.


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Neal Gabler lives in Amagansett, New York.
 
Published November 17, 2010 by Anchor. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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Big, very readable Hollywood history with a strong, thoroughly spelled-out theme, that once-poverty-stricken East European Jews have remade America in the image of their own dreams and anxieties.

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The author presents ``an entertaining, wide-ranging, in-depth account'' of the Jewish studio executives, theater owners, producers, writers, lawyers and talent agents who dominated the American film i

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