The iconic monster owes much of his American success to the savvy, cigar-smoking producer Henry G. Saperstein
A new compilation of his early writings showcases the voice of one of golden age Hollywood’s cleverest stars
A new petition calls on gay filmmakers to single out the Jewish state for criticism. That’s absurd.
A new biography revives the generous life of Salka Viertel, L.A. ‘salonnière,’ memoirist, ‘Garbo specialist,’ and Jewish mother to Hollywood stars
A new restoration of the 1940 dramatic thriller ‘The Mortal Storm’ reminds us of a rare era of studio political engagement, and the American isolationism and proto-communism that made it unpopular
World War II, the Cold War, American racism, Polish introspection, and Jerry Lewis
Who gets to trifle with despair?
Hollywood confronts anti-semitism in Elia Kazan’s 1947 film Gentleman’s Agreement.
What’s it like to be a Gay Right-Wing Zionist Liberal Oscar-Winning producer in Hollywood these days?
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
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
He’s also definitely the most Jewish and unquestionably the most underrated
The Oscar-nominated producer on going from Jewish community theater to Hollywood, making ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ and finding surprising funders for her Holocaust movie
Liver. Latkes. Brisket. Bialy. Magic.
TV writer Sascha Rothchild on Glow, Passover at the Savages, and anti-Semitism on Twitter
And of how a Jewish spy stopped the brownshirts from marching down Wilshire
A subversive biography of movie mogul Jack Warner tries a new answer to an old question
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