Cinema: State of the Industry

At a meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, U. S. cinema producers last week heard some startling counsel from Merlin Hall Aylesworth, president of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corp. Said Mr. Aylesworth: "The industry is facing the economic fact that attendance has fallen from 10,000,000 a day in 1928 to 6,000,000 a day for the first four months of 1932. Film companies are not as independent as they would like to think. . . . If one goes to the wall, they all will." He said...

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