An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Performing Arts - 512 pages
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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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Gabler has written a thoroughly researched history of the early Hollywood film industry and the men who ran it. Coming from similar humble Eastern European and Jewish backgrounds, Fox, Laemmle, Meyer ... Read full review

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If you're at all interested in the history of movies, this is highly recommended. The background bios of section one got a little too detailed for me, I found my interest waning, so I skipped to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, "which won the Los Angeles Times" "Book Prize for history. His biography "Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity "was named best nonfiction book of the year by "Time. "He appears regularly on the media review program "Fox News Watch," and writes often for "The New York Times "and the "Los Angeles Times. "He is currently a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center for the Study of Entertainment and Society in the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California. He lives with his wife in Amagansett, New York.

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