This Day in Jewish History / The Movie Producer Who Didn’t Go to Hollywood but Created It Is Born

Marcus Loew started working at age 6, quit school at 9 and became the quintessential capitalist, building an entertainment empire and creating MGM.

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May 7, 1860, is the birthdate of Marcus Loew, the empire builder whose endeavors helped determine the very nature of the American film industry in its earliest years. Paradoxically, he was a Hollywood mogul...