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By Neal Gabler

Publish 12 months note; First released September 1st 1988
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times ebook Award for historical past, this "wonderful background of the golden age of the motion picture moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, unique, and richly pleasing crew biography of the Jewish immigrants who have been the relocating forces at the back of the production of America's movie industry.

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The Biddles and the Drexels no longer dominate the city's imagination, and neither do cricket nor the hunt. Amtrak, of course, now sprints the track laid by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Philadelphia nevertheless remains a surprisingly large town, one with a character and physiognomy that Morley might still recognize, and a history and literature that has become, alas, neglected. Morley, best known for his novels Parnassus on Wheels and Kitty Foyle and his Bowling Green column in The Saturday Review of Literature, died in 1957, after publishing some 50 books.

She had been in the square more than five hours, and the police had found her a seat. " asked John as we noted his address. Independence Square never knew a more thrilling fifteen minutes. The trees were tossing and bending in the thrilling blue air. There was a bronzy tint in their foliage, as though they were putting on olive drab in honour of the general. Great balloons of silver clouds scoured across the cobalt sky. At one minute to 11 Pershing appeared at the top of the stand. The whole square, massed with people, shook with cheers.

He was plainly a little flabbergasted. He seemed taken aback by the greatness of Philadelphia's voice. He said something to himself. On his lips it looked like "What the deuce," or something of similar purport. He sat down on a chair beside Governor Sproul. Not more than four feet away, amazed at our own audacity, we peered over the floor of the stand. He was paler than we expected. He looked a bit tired. Speaking as a father, we were pleased to note the absence of Warren, who was (we hope) getting a good sleep somewhere.

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