The Jewish Image in American Film by Lester D. Friedman

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  • Films, cinema,
  • Jewish studies,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Jewish Sociology,
  • Special Subjects In Motion Pictures,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Jews in motion pictures,
  • Motion pictures

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7941404M
ISBN 100806510196
ISBN 109780806510194

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