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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywoodby Neal Gabler
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Profiles the early Hollywood studio moguls, examining how the movies of Fox, Mayer, and the Warners, among others, came to shape American values, myths, and traditions
Table of Contents
Pt. 1. The men. The killer ; "Don't be a salary slave!" ; Born on the fourth of July ; Between the old life and the new ; "I don't get ulcers, I give 'em!" — Pt. 2. The empire. In their image ; How they lived ; Rabbi to the stars ; Refugees and British actors ; The end. — Epilogue.
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