On October 6, 1927, audiences line up outside the Warner Bros. flagship theater to see the first full-length movie with synchronized audible dialog: The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson. Movies would be forever changed.
Almost all the major studios in Hollywood were founded by Jewish industry pioneers:
- Carl Laemmle > Universal Studios (1912)
- Adolph Zukor > Paramount Studios (1912)
- Harry Cohn > Columbia Pictures (1919)
- Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner > Warner Bros. (1923)
- Marcus Loew > Metro-Goldwyn (1924), becomes Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also known as MGM
- David Sarnoff > RKO (1925)
This is their story.
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