By Neal Gabler
Publish yr note; First released September 1st 1988
Winner of the Los Angeles Times ebook Award for background, this "wonderful historical past of the golden age of the motion picture moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, unique, and richly pleasing workforce biography of the Jewish immigrants who have been the relocating forces at the back of the production of America's movie industry.
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