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  • 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...

  • Encountering Jews on TV this Awards Season

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    December 24, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Since the next two months will undoubtedly be all about the Oscars, let’s take a moment to recognize the Jewish characters to be found among those nominee lists that reward television too. The two major awards bodies that also serve as Oscar predictors are the Screen Actors Guild...

  • The elusive essence of Jew-ness

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 2, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    More than two decades after Neal Gabler published his magnum opus, “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood,” audiences haven’t tired of hearing about Hollywood’s Jewish history. On Feb. 28, the author returned to the topic at Temple Israel of Hollywood,...

  • Canadian TV Host Insinuates to Rabbi Shmuley Jews Control Hollywood [VIDEO]

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 23, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Today I had what was probably the most unpleasant TV interview of my life on Canada’s Sun News Network (national). Interviewed by host Michael Coren about my book Kosher Jesus, I expected to be asked about the book’s content. The interview started that way. But then Coren quickly...

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  • Is Don Draper Jewish?

    By Rob Eshman

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When they say Jews control Hollywood, I always think to myself: Thank God.

    What if Hollywood were founded by the same people who brought you Detroit or, say, agribusiness? Would our movies and television shows be so much better?

    Understanding the people who shape America's culture...

  • And Get Thee Out: Jews and Hollywood

    By Larry Miller

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rob Eshman, whom I admire a lot, and who argued strenuously -- even pleaded -- for his name not to be mentioned in this (but clearly lost), was nice enough to ask if I would write something for this special issue of The Journal (which I admire -- and read -- a lot), and I was very...
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