I am not surprised that “Zionism and the Three-Picture Deal” (Feb. 3) neglected to mention that Hollywood has rarely produced a movie in Israel. Other than a few days, one scene in Jerusalem, Hollywood and the Jews of Hollywood (including prominent Israeli producers) completely ignore it. Even biblical projects that take place in Israel are shot outside of Israel, including History Channel’s “The Bible” miniseries.
Things change; I get it. My favorite diner — Benice, in Venice — closed this week after 24 years in business. Life goes on. They pave paradise. Joni Mitchell is 67, for Pete’s sake.