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“Hello Gorgeous” — All about Barbra


William Fox: forgotten movie mogul (2019)

Obit: Judy Holliday (1965)

Screenwriting guru Syd Field fades to black (2014)

Some Early Toronto Film Pioneers

Toronto Jewish Film Festival turns 20

Barenboim confuses music baton for magic baton

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi

‘Bushmeat,’ documentary by Dawna Treibicz (2001)

Close Up: Cecil B. DeMille

Colourful history of Warner Brothers

Conversation with Red Buttons

Conversation with screenwriter Len Blum

Conversations with Woody Allen

The dangerous Emma Goldman

Documentary resumes Oslo-era dialogue

Edna Ferber and Showboat

Encounter with David Cronenberg 

Exodus Decoded features Toronto’s Indiana Jones

Gilbert Gottfried is a scream

Hester Street, still great after 35 years 

House of Sand and Fog’s Vadim Perelman 

Legendary Passion: Hellman and Hammett

Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer

Mendelsohn’s memorable Judy Berlin

Monsieur Batignole 

Moonlight, romance and Jewish songwriters

Neil Simon memoir

Obit: Harry Rasky, film pioneer 

Palestinian ‘Paradise Now’ – box office bomb

Profile: Gail Carson Levine  (Ella Enchanted)

Prince of Egypt transforms the Exodus story

Remembering screenwriter Robert Riskin

Schmelvis: the ‘King’ as Jewish

Sister Rose’s Passion

The Strange Case of Ben Hecht

A Treasure in Auschwitz

Victoria Day: Bezmozgis writes, directs film

Yezierska: From the tenement to Hollywood 



Broadway’s newest Fiddler is one for the ages (2016)

THE YIDDISH THEATRES: Three thriving playhouses in the Jewish quarter (New York, 1896)

Repentant: A new role for the divine Sarah Bernhardt (1922)

Lawrence Solman, Canada’s Uncrowned Amusement King (1926)

Great-granddaughter writes wonderful bio of playwright Jacob Gordin 

(Ari Kedar) An Israeli actor prepares

Bone Button Borscht with Barbara Budd

The Producers generates squirms, laughs

The making of Ragtime the musical

Conversation with Red Buttons

Interview with playwright Jason Sherman 

The ageless charm of an Irving Berlin musical

Al Waxman is ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Drabinsky protects Showboat with legal action 

Edna Ferber and Showboat

Former Yiddish theatre may become heritage site (Toronto)

Interview with playwright Jason Sherman

An Israeli actor prepares

Jackie Mason: politically incorrect and loving it

Jacob Gordin, the ‘Jewish Shakespeare’

Jolson sings again

The making of Ragtime the musical 

The Merchant of Venice: Hath A Jew Not . . . 

Miscellaneous theatre notes (Wallace Shawn et al)

The Potash and Perlmutter stories

Russian Dance: true romance in Stalinist Moscow (Max Rubinoff)

Zangwill’s ‘Melting Pot’ a Century Later