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From the Archives: Film Critic Neal Gabler on "How the Jews Invented Hollywood."

Film critic Neal Gabler is the author of the book, "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood," which examined how a group of Jewish European emigrees -- who became Hollywood's movie moguls -- created the screen's idea of the American Dream, and how America adopted that dream. There's a new documentary based on the book, "Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream." On the A&E cable network, Sunday at 8pm. (REBROADCAST from 10/11/88)


Other segments from the episode on March 20, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 20, 1998: Interview with Marian McPartland; Interview with Neal Gabler; Review of the film "Primary Colors."


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