We research and tell true stories of Hollywood's Jewish founders and other diverse groups in the motion picture industry.
A producer, writer, director and consultant, Deborah studied painting, photography, history, film and English at Brown University and UCLA. She taught at Waldorf schools in Kenya, New York and California, and LA Unified schools in South Los Angeles. She even taught at a few Jewish schools, before turning to filmmaking.
Her love for investigative journalism, storytelling and image-making led her to research her family history and turn her findings into a documentary.
She founded Hollywood History Society to assist in this process and to help create other similar projects in the future.
Mr. Blum grew up in Hollywood, studied music and practiced law, before turning to real estate. Warren is an integral part of Hollywood History Society.
His background in law and business guide the non-profit, and his knowledge of film and music set new artistic standards.
Warren has been making films and writing music since the 1970's and is a member of Melrose BID (Business Improvement District). He has made several short films and scored several, including Donald and Dot Clock that premiered at Dances With Films in 2002.
Rabbi Susan Laemmle earned a PhD in English at UCLA and taught English before becoming a Reform Rabbi. She served as Hillel Rabbi at USC and Valley Pierce College and Dean of Religious Life at USC, where she was the first non-Christian chaplain.
Rabbi Laemmle worked at her family business, Laemmle Theater, growing up and film has always been part of her life.
She joined Hollywood History Society to promote understanding and preserve the history of Hollywood's motion picture industry.