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Gabler, Neal

Works: 45 works in 210 publications in 5 languages and 9,262 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Documentary films  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: NC1766.U52, B
Publication Timeline
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 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From noted film critic Neal Gabler comes a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who founded and came to dominate the American film industry. These men--Adolph_Zukor, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, the Warner brothers, Harry Cohn--created an image of America out of their own idealism, a vision that proved so powerful that it ultimately came to shape the myths, values, traditions, and archetypes of America itself. This spellbinding social history of Hollywood reaches beyond the commonplace stereotypes to examine the psychology of the movie moguls, and the political, religious, and economic milieu of the town and industry they built. For these men, prevented from entering the real corridors of gentility and power in America, cut their lives to the pattern of American respectability as they interpreted it. In the process they created a new country, an 'empire of their own,' and colonized the American imagination to such an extent that this country came to be largely defined by its movies. In prose as vivid as Tinseltown itself, Neal Gabler paints a mesmerizing portrait of the human face of Hollywood. Richly entertaining, dramatic, and impeccably researched, An Empire of Their Own is, finally, the powerful story of the men who gave us America and wound up losing themselves."--Dust jacket
Winchell : gossip, power, and the culture of celebrity by Neal Gabler( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,452 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 )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,335 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
Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power by Neal Gabler( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 702 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
Imaginary witness : Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 606 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
Walt Disney : the triumph of the American imagination by Neal Gabler( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 330 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 )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 251 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 80 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 74 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 54 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

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

The Century : America's time( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 34 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
Yiddishkeit : Jewish vernacular and the new land by Harvey Pekar( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiddish is everywhere. We hear words like nosh, schlep, and schmutz all the time, but how did these words come to pepper American English? In Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land, Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle trace the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. This comics anthology contains original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodriguez, and Sharon Rudahl. Through illustrations, comics art, and a full-length play, four major themes are explored: culture, performance, assimilation, and the revival of the language. The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar, this book is a thoughtful compilation that reveals the far-reaching influences of Yiddish. Praise for Yiddishkeit: "The book is about what Neal Gabler in his introduction labels 'Jewish sensibility.' It pervades this volume, which he acknowledges is messy; he writes: 'You really can't define Yiddishkeit neatly in word
An empire of their own by Neal Gabler( Recording )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabler presents the lives of some of the great founding Hollywood moguls such as Adolph Zukor, the Warner brothers, William Fox, and Louis B. Mayer, and shows how the empire they helped build reflected their vision of America. These former East European Jews began a dream factory in which they rejected their past and embraced their new country. Includes strong language. 1989, c1988
Sōzō no kyōki uoruto dizunī by Neal Gabler( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 6 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

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Walt Disney : the triumph of the American imagination
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
Alternative Names
Neal Gabler Amerikaans journalist

Neal Gabler periodista estadounidense

Neil Gabler

Neil Gabler journaliste américain

Нил Гэблер

ניל גבלר עיתונאי אמריקאי

개블러, 닐

ギャブラー, ニール

ゲイブラー, ニール