Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

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Already with the beginnings of cinema in the late 19th century, Jews were active in all branches of the film industry, from production through distribution to screenings and the advertisement that went along with it. Through innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills, they contributed to the development of the film industry from an undercapitalized small business to an international media concern. The disproportionate presence of Jews in the European film industry, as in Ho…

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Jan-Christopher Horak, Los Angeles, “Cinema”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0406>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170427

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