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  • How the Jews changed L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    May 1, 2013 | 10:12 am

    “Los Angeles today is the bellwether of American style and taste and culture. Los Angeles Jewry is the bellwether of American Jewish life. … Los Angeles Jews are God’s people and they live in the City of the Angels.”

    — “Guide to Jewish Los Angeles,” published by the Jewish...

  • Laud the Life of Grauman, Hollywood’s Gold Standard

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 11, 2009 | 4:16 am

    Ever wonder how the movie industry went from five-cent nickelodeons in New York to the glamour of Hollywood with red carpet premieres and the highest of artistic aspirations? Or why a certain pagoda-like Hollywood movie theater in whose courtyard rest footprints of actors is one of...

  • Sid Grauman honored, Anne Frank retold, French Pesach catered, Mamet debut

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 17th Sid Grauman

    Happy Birthday, Sid Grauman. Today, the American Cinematheque presents a "Sid Grauman Birthday Tour" of his Egyptian Theatre, the first of Grauman's movie palaces built on Hollywood Boulevard. Attendees will learn about the impresario's quirky life by Mark Simon...