Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thursday night I saw a play with the gulp-inducing title of "Adam Baum and the Jew Movie" at the Hayworth Theater on Wilshire Boulevard near downtown Los Angeles.

Turns out to be a really good play about a Jewish movie studio head in 1946 who hires a non-Jewish screenwriter to write a movie about the American Jewish experience without making the picture "too Jewish."

It's an interesting look at anti-semitism and how the Jewish studios heads at the time created a vision of the American Ideal without open images of Jewish people in it.
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