Robert Avrech blogs at the delightful, interesting, moving and literate Seraphic Secret, one of my favorite places to visit on the internet. As a long-time Hollywood screenwriter, who has made a career despite being a politically conservative orthodox Jew in Hollywood, he also writes for Big Hollywood.
Robert’s most recent offering there, in honor of July 4th, is a post that manages, marvelously, to intertwine L.B. Mayer, the patriotism that one infused Hollywood (because the Jews there were old-fashioned America lovers, not ugly political operatives), and Jewish history in the Pale. Read it to be inspired, educated and entertained.
And speaking of a time when Hollywood used to be patriotic: