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Of Jews and Gentlemen

Hollywood confronts anti-semitism in Elia Kazan’s 1947 film Gentleman’s Agreement.

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Howard Rosenman Says F*ck You

What’s it like to be a Gay Right-Wing Zionist Liberal Oscar-Winning producer in Hollywood these days?

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Jewish Stars: A Conversation with Joshua Rush

The Disney star on his real life and on-air Bar Mitzvahs, balancing his faith and his schedule, and the pleasures of doing the Hora

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Why Trump Should Be Thanking Roseanne Bigly

The comedian’s ratings triumph is yet another reminder that most Americans will reward anyone who merely takes the time and the trouble to acknowledge they exist

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In Praise of Michael Bay, the Greatest Filmmaker Alive

He’s also definitely the most Jewish and unquestionably the most underrated

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Jewish Stars: A Conversation with Rachel Winter

The Oscar-nominated producer on going from Jewish community theater to Hollywood, making ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ and finding surprising funders for her Holocaust movie

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Welcome to Our Newest Column, Jewish Stars

TV writer Sascha Rothchild on Glow, Passover at the Savages, and anti-Semitism on Twitter

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New Book Tells Forgotten Story of Hitler’s Failed Hollywood Takeover

And of how a Jewish spy stopped the brownshirts from marching down Wilshire

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Was Hollywood Too Jewish?

A subversive biography of movie mogul Jack Warner tries a new answer to an old question

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Angelyne, Hollywood’s Enigmatic Billboard Queen, is Not Who You Thought She Was

How Ronia Tamar Goldberg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, went from a small religious town in Israel to California gubernatorial candidate and LA celebrity fixture

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‘The Last Tycoon,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tale of Hollywood Jews, Debuts on Amazon Next Week

The author might’ve been an anti-Semite, but his final creation, the ambitious producer Monroe Stahr, is a complex and fascinating character

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The De-Jewification of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Natalie Portman was slated to play the Supreme Court justice in an upcoming biopic. The role went to Felicity Jones. Can a non-Jewish actress really get the very Jewish RBG?

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Hollywood’s Other Great Anti-Nazi Movie

Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘racy, risky black comedy of manners’ To Be or Not To Be is funnier and in many ways more fearless than its wartime cousin, Casablanca

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11 Jewish (and Jewish-Enough) Movies To See This Summer

From Gal Gadot saving humankind to a tale about Hasidic fatherhood, the following months should be a blast

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Hollywood

‘Harold and Lillian,’ a new documentary about the marriage of a Hollywood storyboard artist and a researcher, is the heartwarming movie you need in your life right now

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Ageless Jeff Goldblum Returning to Tired ‘Jurassic Park’ Franchise

The new film will make money, and it’ll probably be bad, but at least Goldblum will liven it up with his droll sense of humor

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Aaron Sorkin Gets Schooled in Hollywood’s Diversity Issues

‘The West Wing’ writer and New York Jew was reportedly surprised to learn that Tinseltown is not solely a talent-based meritocracy

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And the Oscar Goes To…

Episode 79: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts the Academy Award winners, and cookbook author Molly Yeh preps for Purim with sprinkle-filled hamantaschen

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American Noir for the Age of Trump

Darkness! Angst! Paranoia! In the terrified films of the 1940s and ’50s, written and directed by Jewish refugees, hidden dangers lurk where hell is no longer a fantasy, where what’s false is true, and what’s wrong is even wronger.

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Here’s Looking at You, Kid

As the Hollywood studio classic turns 75, a ‘delightful’ new history, ‘We’ll Always Have Casablanca,’ tells all about how a bunch of Jewish refugees made a great movie about Jewish refugees escaping the Nazis

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How the Epstein Twins Drove Jack Warner Nuts

The Hollywood screenwriting duo behind ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ playfully battled the studio boss over McCarthyism, unions, and Jews

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Brett Ratner to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

And so will a group of other Jewish celebrities, like Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor

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Mila Kunis Draws Her Line in the Sexist Hollywood Sand

The actress has published a scathing letter in response to an unnamed producer who told her she’d ‘never work in this town again’ after she refused to pose semi-naked for a magazine

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‘None Shall Escape,’ Hollywood’s First Holocaust Film, Was All But Unknown for 70 Years. Now It’s Been Rediscovered.

The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print

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Worry About Trump’s Anti-Semitic Supporters, Not Mel Gibson

The ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director thinks it’s unfair to judge his life’s work because of ‘one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas’

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Streisand: Man After Man in Hollywood Told Me I Couldn’t Make ‘Yentl’

A lesson from Streisand about making it on her own—despite sexism—is a lesson in why she supports Hillary Clinton

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Michael Tolkin’s American Midrash

The Hollywood screenwriter and underappreciated novelist is ready for the end of the world

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