Cinema: Korda Into United Artists

When Joseph Schenck and his Twentieth Century Pictures quit United Artists to merge with Fox last June, the remaining owner-producers (Mary Pickford, Samuel Goldwyn, Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks) hastily set about compensating for their loss. First, David O. Gelznick decided to leave Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, form his own producing company to distribute pictures through United Artists. Then Mary Pickford took for a partner Jesse Lasky (who was last week vastly disgruntled by news that M-G-M had contrived to beat him in signing a contract with aging Ernestine Schumann-Heink, whom he had already announced as...

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