Business & Finance: Cinema Difficulties

Heralded by the revelation at a Federal inquiry into the Famous Players-Lasky Corp. that its President, Adolph Zukor, no longer held any stock in his name, the shares crashed twelve points on the Stock Exchange. Brokers are now the largest holders of the stock, since the directors of the company have quite generally "unloaded." There have been 225,000 shares of common stock, and about 90,000 of preferred, issued so far by the company; the largest block, 62,000 shares, is now held by a brokerage concern.

Simultaneously, the company sought a $3,500,000 mortgage on real...

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