Equity v. Hollywood

Last week marked what may well be a turning point in the campaign of Actors' Equity Association (actors' union) to enforce the Equity closed shop in Hollywood (TIME, July 8, Aug. 5). Six cinemactors, with Equity approval, met with delegates of the Association of Motion Picture Producers, hitherto haughtily oblivious of Equity demands. The actors: Conrad Nagel, Lois Wilson, Edmund Lowe, Noah Beery, Louise Dresser, Ralph Forbes. Though the meetings were secret, observers were cheered by signs of arbitration after weeks of feverish, noisy invective.


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