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How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Review by - Dr Leon Levin

Reviewed: 01 Mar 2024

How the Jews Invented Hollywood

By Neal Gabler

Rating: 5/5



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How the Jews Invented Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own

How the Jews Invented Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own

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.

The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the history of contemporary Hollywood, outsiders who dared to invent their vision of the American Dream. Even today, the American values defined largely by the movies of these émigrés endure in American cinema and culture. Who these men were, how they came to dominate Hollywood, and what they gained and lost is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.

The value of this story and the journey of these outsiders cannot be underestimated in modern 21st-century entrepreneurship. Appreciating their capacity to see things from an outsider's set of eyes, be driven to success especially in a context as they were escaping persecution and had no choice, and the desire to take a risk are lessons any budding entrepreneur should embrace.

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