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  • Laemmle family to be honored at film festival

    By Avishay Artsy

    May 12, 2016 | 11:40 am

    The Laemmle Theatre chain has been bringing art-house films to the Los Angeles area since 1938. To honor its commitment to independent cinema, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) is paying tribute to the company at the festival’s opening night gala May 18 at the Saban...

  • Jews and Christians: Partners in early Hollywood

    August 6, 2014 | 11:24 am

    When, in 1920s Hollywood, as author and historian Neal Gabler has observed, Jews created “an empire of their own,” was there peace in filmland between Jews and Christians?

    Within the Hollywood film colony of that period, which was populated with stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie...

  • One man’s crusade to prove Hollywood mogul Carl Laemmle was a hero

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 10, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    Sandy Einstein is not an easy man to deter.

    I first encountered him in August 2012, when he contacted the Journal about a little-known and heart-warming story concerning movie mogul Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Studios. Einstein claimed that not only had Laemmle saved his...