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At Miami Jewish Film Festival, a Hollywood romance born in South Florida

At Miami Jewish Film Festival, a Hollywood romance born in South Florida

In 1947, Lillian Michelson didn't hesitate to say yes when her boyfriend, Harold, asked her to move to Los Angeles and get married. She was 19, and had bounced from orphanage to orphanage as a child. Without blood relatives in South Florida, she packed her life into a suitcase and left Miami Beach behind.

They eloped to Hollywood, married and hitched their names to the some of most celebrated movie classics of the past 60 years, including "The Ten Commandments," "West Side Story," "The Graduate," "Rocky," "Raging Bull," "Scarface," "Full Metal Jacket." The lives and whirlwind romance of storyboard artist Harold...

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