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
A subversive biography of movie mogul Jack Warner tries a new answer to an old question
The Hollywood screenwriting duo behind ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ playfully battled the studio boss over McCarthyism, unions, and Jews
Screening this week on TCM, Elia Kazan’s film is a remarkable document of a vanished era of American Jewish life
A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz
Why has Ben Urwand’s new book been subjected to such damning responses?
The music mogul and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talks about his faith in God, rockstar Kabbalah, and the soundtracks of life
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Before he was the famous voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Woody Woodpecker, Mel Blanc was a Jewish kid in Portland, Ore., doing impressions of his immigrant neighbors
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