Los Angeles, the Promised Land

The Jewish Journal profiles several Israelis who have emigrated to Los Angeles:

They perceive the city as ripe with possibilities that do not exist back home; as a megalopolis where residents have money and time to patronize the arts; as a show business mecca with more job opportunities than anywhere else in the world. They come, as painter Simon Sananas put it, because they “want to make it big, not small.”

I was hoping/scared that the Israelis profiled – two actresses, a painter, a singer and a movie producer – would be decadent and Eurotrashy, but instead they sound pretty much exactly the same as the show business aspirants who move here from, say, Scarsdale. Three cheers for globalization!