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Gabler, Neal

Overview
Works: 42 works in 195 publications in 5 languages and 9,312 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Documentary films  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: NC1766.U52, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Gabler
Walt Disney : the triumph of the American imagination by Neal Gabler( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranging from his deprived youth, contributions to the art of animation, visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire and reclusive and lonely private world
An empire of their own : how the Jews invented Hollywood by Neal Gabler( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry. From the Trade Paperback edition
Winchell : gossip, power, and the culture of celebrity by Neal Gabler( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1925, Winchell brought unabashed gossip to the public press. He understood how invading the lives of the famous and revealing their secrets empowered both purveyor and audience, and forever shattered the taboo against what could be said about celebrities in the media. He soon rose from gossip monger to one of the country's most influential political commentators: in his heyday, two thirds of American adults listened to his weekly radio broadcast or read his daily column. He chatted with Damon Runyon and J. Edgar Hoover, savaged his enemies (including Dorothy Parker, Josephine Baker and Arthur Miller) and made reputations (including Arthur Godfrey, Lucy and Desi, Rowan and Martin), embraced the New Deal and then McCarthyism. An examination of his life illustrates how fame is achieved, how it is lost, what one gains from it, what it exacts, and why America is obsessed with it.--From publisher description
Life the movie : how entertainment conquered reality by Neal Gabler( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabler demonstrates how our hunger for entertainment and the massive exploitation of that hunger have combined to make everything from religion to politics to painting to the news into branches of show business, and how all of us are not only an audience but also performance artists acting out our own dramas
Imaginary witness : Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Sidney Lumet and other prominent filmmakers and historians, IMAGINARY WITNESS examines Hollywood's attitude towards one of the most horrific events in world history. Using rare newsreel footage as well as gripping clips from over forty films, this award-winning documentary explores how filmmakers and popular culture have portrayed the Holocaust over the past 60 years
Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power by Neal Gabler( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful ... talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment-from a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless. Neal Gabler examines Streisand's life and career through this prism of otherness-a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention-and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age
Walt Disney : the triumph of the American imagination by Neal Gabler( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive portrait of one of the most important figures in American entertainment and cultural history. From the young Walt Disney breaking free of a heartland childhood to the visionary whose desire for escape honed an innate sense of what people wanted to see on the screen, witness him reinvent animation, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films
Walt Disney : the biography by Neal Gabler( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney is one of the few men who unquestionably changed our culture. This biography includes information on how Disney built up his fledgling studio with short cartoons featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, before quite simply reinventing animation with full-length films like "Snow White", "Pinocchio", "Bambi" and "Dumbo". -- Publisher description
Television's changing image of American Jews by Neal Gabler( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are Jewish communal concerns about television, its Portrayel of Jewish characters and themes, and the core values the programming Transmits. To accomplish this objectives the American Jewish Committe with others convened an historic conference with leaders of the television industry. the themes discussed about are showed in this book
Walter Winchell : gossip, power and the culture of celebrity by Neal Gabler( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the menu : the last days of Chasen's( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasen's was a beloved Hollywood restaurant that was opened for business for over 50 years. Features a treasure trove of interviews and appearances by some of Hollywood's greatest legends and brightest stars. This enticing film celebrates the restaurant's glory days and the bittersweet moments that lead up to the climatic final dinner served. Chasen's pampered the biggest names of Hollywood's Golden Screen Age - Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart; Ronald Regan proposed to Nancy there. Offers a delicious insight into the last vestige of a glamorous past
Coming apart : Picture this( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1940's, while the Soviet Union and the U.S. eyed each other over the Iron Curtain, conservative Americans at all levels of society worried about communist infiltration--especially in the movie industry, since that medium plays a huge role in shaping public perceptions and attitudes. This program reveals a time of McCarthyism and career-ending blacklists, a time when freedom of speech itself became a casualty in the desperate fight to protect democracy from "The red menace."
Das Leben, ein Film : die Eroberung der Wirklichkeit durch das Entertainment by Neal Gabler( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Century : America's time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines key moments of the '90's including the PersianGulf War, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco Branch Davidian disaster, the current status of Afro-Americans and the phenomenon of celebrities created by the media. Then the program, with the assistance of leading futurists, looks ahead to some of the possible events and innovations just over the horizon
Ein eigenes Reich : wie jüdische Emigranten Hollywood erfanden by Neal Gabler( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An empire of their own by Neal Gabler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do movies end and politics begin?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode guests: historian and culture critic Neal Gabler and poet and editor Chris Wiman
Axe : a brother's search for a lost warrior by Jeffrey Axelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sōzō no kyōki uoruto dizunī by Neal Gabler( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiddishkeit : Jewish vernacular and the new land by Harvey Pekar( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores four themes--culture, performance, assimilation, and the revival of the language--in comic book format
 
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Walt Disney : the triumph of the American imagination
Alternative Names
Neal Gabler Amerikaans journalist

Neal Gabler periodista estadounidense

Neil Gabler

Neil Gabler journaliste américain

Нил Гэблер

개블러, 닐

ギャブラー, ニール

ゲイブラー, ニール

尼爾·蓋布勒

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An empire of their own : how the Jews invented HollywoodWinchell : gossip, power, and the culture of celebrityLife the movie : how entertainment conquered realityWalt Disney : the triumph of the American imaginationWalt Disney : the biographyYiddishkeit : Jewish vernacular and the new land