Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own

Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own

Director: Simcha Jacobovici

Cast: Bernard Avishai, Judith Balaban, Walter Bernstein

     
 

Winner of the Best Jewish Experience Documentary award at the 1998 Jerusalem Film Festival, this A&E program directed by Simcha Jacobovici was also hailed as "provocative and engaging" by John Leonard in New York Magazine and "shrewdly on target" by Caryn James in The New York Times. Essentially an adaptation of Neal Gabler's award-winning, somewhat controversial book… See more details below

Overview

Winner of the Best Jewish Experience Documentary award at the 1998 Jerusalem Film Festival, this A&E program directed by Simcha Jacobovici was also hailed as "provocative and engaging" by John Leonard in New York Magazine and "shrewdly on target" by Caryn James in The New York Times. Essentially an adaptation of Neal Gabler's award-winning, somewhat controversial book Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own: How The Jews Invented Hollywood, this documentary chronicles the amazing success story of the half-dozen Jewish immigrants or sons of immigrants who created the movie industry studio system and became the moguls of Hollywood during its Golden Age. Highlights include archival footage, interviews, and commentary on these leaders, including Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount; Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal; Jack and Samuel Warner, founders of Warner Bros.; Louis B. Mayer, founder of MGM; William Fox, head of 20th Century-Fox; and Harry Cohn, who ran Columbia Pictures.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
UPC:
0733961727753
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bernard Avishai Actor
Judith Balaban Actor
Walter Bernstein Actor
Bruce Cohn Curtis Actor
Thomas Cripps Actor
Hasia Diner Actor
Edward Dmytryk Actor
Les Friedman Actor
Neal Gabler Actor
Aljean Harmetz Actor
J. Hoberman Actor
Richard Kozarski Actor
Bette Lasky Actor
A.C. Lyles Actor
Irene Mayer Holt Actor
Abraham Polonsky Actor
Robert L. Rosen Actor
Jonathan Rosenbaum Actor
Daniel Mayer Selznick Actor
Arthur Tracy Actor
Betty Warner Sheinbaum Actor
Cass Warner Sperling Actor
Jim Zukor Actor

Technical Credits
Simcha Jacobovici Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Aaron Davis Score Composer
Reid Dennison Editor
Elliott Halpern Producer
John Lang Score Composer
Michael Levine Executive Producer
Mark MacKay Cinematographer
Monty Montgomery Executive Producer
Stuart Samuels Consultant/advisor
Adrian Tucker Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Escaping the Pogroms [11:54]
2. The Greatest Business [8:35]
3. West to California [12:01]
4. Hollywood Religion [8:30]
5. Class for the Masses [12:39]
6. Assimilation [17:29]
7. Blurring the Line [7:59]
8. Hollywood Blacklist [19:16]

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