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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)


Remembering the Fraught "Genius" of the Studio System

Scholar and writer Thomas Schatz has a new book about the studio era of Hollywood. While efficient, the film industry during the first half of the century limited the roles available to actors and actresses, and tightly controlled the content and style of the movies it produced.


From Animation to Oils.

Ralph Bakshi, who did the animation work for the cult hits "Fritz The Cat," and "Heavy Traffic." He's turned his attention away from animation to concentrate on oil painting.


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