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Neal Gabler
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Neal Gabler is the author of An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history. His biography Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity was named best nonfiction book of the year by Time. He appears regularly on the media review program Fox News Watch, and writes often for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center for the Study of Entertainment and Society in the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California. He...

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An Empire of Their Own
How the Jews Invented Hollywood
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 8, 1989
Price: $17.95

Winner of the Theater Library Association Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this “wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls” (Chicago Tribune) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of... Read more >
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An Empire of Their Own
How the Jews Invented Hollywood
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $14.99

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Life: The Movie
How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 29, 2000
Price: $16.95

From one of America's most original cultural critics and the author of Winchell, the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, glamour, and melodrama has turned everything of importance-from news and politics to religion and high culture-into one vast public entertainment.

Neal Gabler calls them "lifies," those blockbusters written in... Read more >
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Life: The Movie
How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Walt Disney
The Triumph of the American Imagination
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $23.00

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.
Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films—most notably Snow White... Read more >

Walt Disney

Written by Neal Gabler


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $17.99

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Winchell
Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 1995
Price: $25.00

Hailed as the most important and entertaining biography in recent memory, Gabler’s account of the life of fast-talking gossip columnist and radio broadcaster Walter Winchell “fuses meticulous research with a deft grasp of the cultural nuances of an era when virtually everyone who mattered paid homage to Winchell” (Time). Read more >
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