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Bill Phillips at his store in Boyle Heights, circa 1950. Photo courtesy of Bruce A. Phillips.
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The Autry's new exhibition explores the history of the Jewish community in Los Angeles and how its members have helped shaped the city's economy, politics and culture for the past 160 years.

From the event website:

This groundbreaking exhibition is the story of neighborhoods like Boyle Heights and Fairfax, people like Billy Wilder, Max Factor, and Frank Gehry, and lynchpin industries like the movies and suburban land development. See how Jews helped change the region by recruiting the Brooklyn Dodgers, inventing the Barbie doll, and joining other Angelenos in electing the city's first African American mayor.
The exhibition features more than 150 stories, documents, photographs and objects and runs through Jan. 5.

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