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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Crown Pub
Publication date September 1, 1988
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780517568088
ISBN-10 051756808X
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.95
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Summary
The former 'Sneak Previews' co-host profiles the early Hollywood studio moguls, examining how the movies of Fox, Mayer, and the Warners, among others, came to shape American values, myths, and traditions
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 own vision of the American Dream.  Even to this day, 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 in the process is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.

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Hardcover
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With June Hunt | from Crown Pub (September 1, 1988)
9780517055991 | details & prices | List price $10.98
This edition also contains Trials: God's Refining Fire
About: 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.
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from Crown Pub (September 1, 1988)
9780517568088 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: The former 'Sneak Previews' co-host profiles the early Hollywood studio moguls, examining how the movies of Fox, Mayer, and the Warners, among others, came to shape American values, myths, and traditions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385265577
 
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (August 1, 1989)
9780385265577 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Profiles the early Hollywood studio moguls, examining how the movies of Fox, Mayer, and the Warners, among others, came to shape American values, myths, and traditions

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